Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, June 05, 1902, Image 3

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Comments and Criticisms Based Upon
the Happening of the Day Histori
cal and News Notes.
It is a dull day when Mr. Carnegie
fails to shed a new library.
The year 11)02 Is making a splendid
record as to strikes averted.
The only trust in the Avorld that Is
able to utilize der * * beats is the beet
The long and short of it is that much
f the anti-trust legislation Is entirely
Diamonds are said to have been dis
covered at Cap.t Nome. It has been so
cold at Nome lately that the Ice froze.
John D. Rockefeller , Jr. , says he be
gan earning money when he was 6
years old. It must be a case of instinct
Mrs. Jnines Brown Potter is now a
grandmother , but people who have
seen her as Calypso say she doesn't
seem to let It weigh upon her mind.
A man who has asthma claims that
< i the trouble with the climate is that the
v _ . llfe ! s a11 squeezed out of it by the
* scorchers who pump it into their tires.
According to J. P. Morgan's idea of a
community of interest , that of a man
doing what he likes with his own , any
tone can keep chickens in a residence
A wealthy young firebug in the East
Js accused of "pyromania. " A horse-
thief in Montana might be an "equo-
Jclept , " but his health would suffer
from it.
The President has wrenched his back
trying to learn the Jintjitsu wrestling
trick. The rest of the country has
wrenched its tongue trying to pro
nounce the name.
A man who endeavored to kick a cat
off the porch fell and broke his neck.
In these bootjackless days it is much
safer to use a shotgun in the closing
exercises of a feline concert.
A conscience-stricken New York man
"who beat a hotel bill eighteen years
ago , has just sent the landlord the
money due. It was a long fight , but
conscience is a stayer when she gets
after a sinner.
Richard Harding Davis has started
away "to take part in a South' Ameri
can revolution just for the experience. "
If Richard expects to get much experi
ence in one South American revolution
Le will have to accumulate it in a
The Massachusetts Supreme Court
has decided that people who lose their
money in buckol-shops may get it
lack. Anyone who succeeds in doing
so ought to be able to make a fortune
l > y exhibiting himself through the
Lord Alvorstoue , Lord Chief Justice
of England , lately , when reading slow
ly and with hesitation an elaborate de
cision in an important case , remarked
that he was sorry , but his writing was
bad. A hint for his lordship : There is
an American invention known as the
typewriter , the manipulation whereof
is an aa't not difficult to acquire.
John D. Rockefeller , being a million
aire , mourns and laments because he
Las no hair 011 his head , eyebrows , lip
or chin , but were he a poor , impectiui-
ous cuss it would be a source of rejoic
ing that he could make a living in n
sideshow as a hairless freak , and thus
perverse nature deals out as a curse to
one man what would be a fortune to
The Czar visited France a few
months ago. and now President Loubet
iias been invited to go to Russia in the
summer. The German Emperor will be
present at the Russian military maneu
vers in Poland the spring , returning the
call which the Czar made on him. Thus
does the game of diplomacy go on ; but
none of the three rulers journeying be
yond their realms will have so good a
time as Prince Henry had here , when
most of the seventy-five million sover
eigns who had opportunity joined in
helping him to enjoy himself.
We have been for generations send
ing missionaries to China to persuade
the Chinese that Christianity inculcates
n higher morality than any they know.
The Chinese had the opportunity of
seeing Christianity applied for the first
time on a large scale. They encountered
Christian _ troops engaged' in "punitive
expeditions" who behaved like fiends
in human shape without any tincture
or pretense either of justice or of
mercy. It is true the Americans did
not engage in these raids , and the Chi
nese pay them the honor of supposing
them less Christian than the Germans
and the Russians. But the Americans
behaved no better than the Japanese ,
who actually shone by contrast with
the European Christians , and who are
not Christians at all.
Somebody in London , who has quar
reled with the theory that Kings rule
by divine right , has dug into history
ami made some of the inonarchs of Eu
rope look very much like average men
dressed up for their parts. King Ed-
vrard owes his crown to a' horse. He
belongs to the house of Hanover. In
1701 Parliament elected the Hanover-
Ian house to the British throne by ona ,
vote. The winning vote was cast by'
Sir Arthur Owen , who rode from
Wales , wearing out an immense
amount of horse flesh , and arriving just
in time to enter the "aye" lobby. Fivfl ,
hundred years ago Frederick Hohenzol-
lern was Burgrave of a small German
city. He loaned Emperor Slgismund'
about $50,000 , and took a mortgage on J I
the State of Brandenburg. The debt'
was not paid , and the mortgage was
foreclosed , Frederick Hohenzollern es'1
tablishing himself as Frederick I. of
Brandenburg. With increased power
came more territory , and in 1701 the
title of 'King was proclaimed by he
house of Hohenzollern , from which
sprung the present Kaiser. Alexander
of Sen-la can go back 300 years and
find his ancestor caring for pigs. This
ancestor was a swineherd. Queen Mary
II. and Queen Anne were the grand
daughters of a domestic , tracing their
ancestry back to.Lord . Chancellor Clar-
enden , who married a housemaid. For
a real King , whose blue blood runs
back Into the ages , the only man who
answers all requirements is the present
ruler of Japan. He is the 122d in un
broken descent of his line , his family
having sat on the throne since 660 B.
C. , the time of Nebuchadnezzar. After
all , what does it amount to ? A little
linsely power , bowing and scraping ,
pump and ceremony , overfed ambition ,
some love and a great deal of hatred.
That is a King's life , and it isn't to be
compared with the existence of the
free man who knows little and cares
less about his ancestors , and knows no *
honor or power , except that he has won
by his own efforts.
The recent appointment of Col. Rob
ert C. Clowry as president of the West
ern Union Telegraph Company , is an
other demonstration of the fact that
there is always room at the top for
the boy with an ambition and the prop
er energy and pluck. Since he was 13
years old he. hasvorked hard and
faithfully for the great company of
which he is now the head , and the
simple story of his life Is this : Messen
ger boy , operator , manager , superin
tendent , general superintendent , vice-
president , president. It has taken just
an even half century to make the climb
from messenger boy to president , but
at the age of 03 years , he now has the
satisfaction of knowing that he is the
chief executive of the greatest tele
graph system in the world , and that he
draws a larger salary than does the
President of the United States. Col.
Clowry was born In Will County , Illi
nois , in 1839 , and the day he became
13 years of age he went to work car
rying messages for the Western Union
in what was then the village of .Toilet.
Attending the public schools at the
same time , he made every effort to ed
ucate himself , and no time was wasted
in idleness. When not engaged in
studying or in carrying messages he
was "learning the key , " with the re
sult that at the tender age of 15 he be
came au operator and went to work in
the office as such. At the age of 10
Clowry was one of the best operators
in the employ of the company and was
sent to Springfield , 111. , to manage the
office there. A year later he was
transferred to the St. Louis office , and
in 3839 , when but 20 years old , was
made superintendent of the St. Louis
division. In 1803 President Lincoln's
attention was called to dowry's clever
work , and he assigned him to duty in
charge of the United States military
telegraph in the Southwest. In 1878
he became general superintendent. In
1883 vice-president , and now , by the
retirement of Gen. Eckert at the age
of 77 , he becomespresident , dowry's
whole lifeIs a good sermon for all
"Long-horned Steer" and Mustang
Gradually Becoming JSxtiiict.
While efforts are making to save the
buffalo from extinction , scientific men
are just waking up to the realization
that there are two other forms of life
that once flourished in the West that ,
while not aborigin'al , are nevertheless
worth saving as curious examples of
development in European animals un
der mild conditions , and which are
rapidly disappearing. These are the
old long-horned Texas steer and the
wild mustang.
It is said that the old steer , "Geron-
imo , " exhibited at the Buffalo Exposi
tion , is , indeed , the last survivor of
that once famous breed of cattle. The.
National 'Museum is fortunate in pos
sessing n very fine mounted head of
the old long-horned Texas steer , al
though the manner in which it came
in possession of this specimen is rather
curious. About twenty-five years ago
a farmer out tn Texas presented the
Department of Agriculture with this
head on account of its unusually long
'The Department of Agriculture had
no place to keen , the head , and sent it
over to the National Museum. The
fact is that neither institution was
anxious to own a thing as common as
the head of a Texas steer was in that
day , and the museum people were rath
er indignant over the way the head
was unloaded on them by the Depart I
ment of Agriculture people. To-day I
they are congratulating themselves on I
their good fortune in owning this un- n
usually fine head of a breed that is j ! s
now practically extinct. The wild v
horse of the plains has also disappear
ed , the nearest approach to anything is
like the old wild breed being the cay- iif
use pony 'of Oregon. f ,
A boy's idea of the Importance of a
town is formed by the number of fire in
engines it has.
When an agent comes in to sell you
a book , how glad he is to see you ! f
Gold , Silver , Etc. , Spun Out Into Fine
Threads and Then Woven.
In the show window of a downtown
store there is exhibited a sign tha
something new under the sun has at
last been discovered , and the article
in question is called metal lace , with
fair sampies of it displayed for exam
ination. That it is something new
however , Is only partly true , but in
the new forms in which it is exhibited
it probably conies as near to a new
thing as is possible.
The metal lace is a product of the
inetal worker's art that shows how
skillfully gold , silver , platinum , or any
other hard substance can be spun out
and woven into patterns of great del
Icacy. The artisans have practically
made metal lace by spinning the meta
out into very fine threads , and then
woven them ; by hand into a design
which exactly resembles the finest lace.
The patterns are mostly of conven
tional designs , and are taken direct
from lacework , both common and ex
pensive lace patterns are imitated.
The work is done In gold , silver ,
platinum , white metal and occasionally
In other malleable substances. It is
for the most part laid over back
grounds of solid metal to give it an ar
tistic finish. When not attached to
any solid substance it fs so frail that
a little handling will break it.
For ornamentaiug lamp shades , stat
uary and metal vases and urns , metal
lace has no superior , and it has al
ready become popular in certain lines
of trade.
"It will prove serviceable for Indoor
'decoration in time , " explained an ex
pert workman in metals a few days
ago. "Architects to-day are using more
and more metal. This is all due to the
cheapening processes of manufactur
ing the different metals , and to the
skill of the workman in fashioning
them in artistic forms. Now metal
lace is something that follows along
this same line of improvement. Here
is the very acme of metal workman
ship , made so fine and delicate that it
cannot be handled with impunity. Yet
when we lay it on the proper back
ground , and fasten It there , it should
lust as long us the article to which it
is attached. Metal lace will improve
by age. The old , worn look which at
taches to old brass or gold work comes
in time to metal lace.
"Of course , the kind of metal and
the nature of the design determine its
price to a large extent. We rarely
make it so that it sells for prices with
inthe range of the poor. It is strictly
the rich man's ornament. Here is
some gold lace which we can sell for
$500 a yard , and we have had some
that retailed at $1,000 a yard. I guess
that is about the most expensive luce
In the market. Even your genuine old
point lace will have to take a buck
seat when the finest specimens of gold
luce are exhibited. Silver luce , of
course , is correspondingly cheaper.
' 'Gold makes the best patterns , " suid
the export , according to the New York
Times , "because it is possible to spin
it out to the finest thread imaginable ,
and at the same time it proves strong
and tenacious. It is consequently eas
ier to work this metal up into delicate
luce. Platinum spreads out into a very
fine thread , and we have it here
Avoven of cotton or linen. Here are
platinum threads which you can hardly
see Avith your eyes , and , Avhen woven
into lace , the effect is about us cob-
Avebby as yon can imagine anything.
But these. cobAvebs of metal are us
bright and burnished us if the sun had
suddenly broken out upon them. "
Most Famous AVedding.
Perhaps the most sensational cere
mouy of marriage that has ever been
performed in NCAAYork AVUSthe one
knoAvu everywhere in the United States
as the "Diamond Wedding. " It Avas the
union of a daughter of Lieutenant Bart-
lett , of the United States navy , to a
Cuban gentleman of great Avcalth , Don
Estabun Santa Cruz de Oviedo. As gen
erous us he was opulent , Oviedo lavish
ed upon the bride more than one hun
dred thousand dollars' worth of pearls
and diamonds. The nuptial rites were
solemnized by Archbishop Hughes ;
Stedman commemorated the event in a
poem , and moralists pointed to it us an
extraordinary instance of the evils oJ
splendor and luxury that Avere corrupt
ing American society. So great AVUS the
curiosity to Avitness this AveddLug thai
probably for the first time on such an
occasion curds of admission were is <
sued to the church. A squud of police
men AVUS required simply to protect the
bride and groom from strangers AATIC
rushed after them. The magnificent
nuptials , it may be remarked , had .1
melancholy sequel the bridegroom
soon died ; his AvidoAV , under the Span
ish IUAVS , was entitled only to the right
of doAver. and all the gifts which he
hud shoAvered upon her Avere taken
away from her on the ground that le-
gaily they were heirlooms. Ladies
Home Journal.
Longfellow and "Hiawatha. "
"Such a confusing variance in tin
pronunciation of IliaAvatha' exists botl
in dictionaries and in the speech ol
educated men and women , " writes
Elizubeth A. Withey , in the Ladies'
Home Journal , "that I have asked Miss
LongfellOAv how the word is pro
nounced by the poet's family. She
suys the pronunciation Avhich she al
ways heard from the poet himself is
HF-a-wil'-tha. the T pronounced as II
in 'machine' or 'pique , ' the second
'a' pronounced as it Is in 'far' or in
father. ' "
Microbe of Consumption.
The microbe of tuberculosis may live
a book 103 days , as has been shown
by experiment.
How many different "figures" you
find among women'
Declares Story Told In Court by Olson
Wholly without Founpation
County Girl Suicide.
Alliance , Neb. , May 27 The de
fense began its inning in the Sierk-
Jabnke-Alson murder trial this
morning , and has been introducing
evidence during this entire day. The
testimony was interesting but every
thing else sank into insignificance
when a chief defendant , August
Jahnke took the stand and coolly
and firmly denied every material
part of the confession made by Oli
verOlson last Thursday. He told
a story as straight , as that of Olson's
corroborating to a great extent the
confession as to bis own and Olson's
actions hut he denied any agree
ment or intent to do Sierk harm ,
saying the shooting was accidental.
Jahnke denied the story of dropping
Sierk in the well , and testified that
Mr. Sierk never fell into a well in
seventeen years , although he admitt
ed working at the well mentioned by
Olson. The attempt to poison the
old man was also denied.
The defense will'no doubt attempt
to corroborate Jahnke's testimony
tomorrow. Tbe defense called several
other witnesses to prove that there
was no motive for the killing , and
Mr. Jahnke testified to the friendship
t mo existed betw e the Jahnk s and
the Sierke's.
E. Nolan , attorney for Jahnkes was
fined ten dollars for contempt of court
this morning by Judge Westover.
He replied to the court in its ruling
concerning the admissbiiliy of evi
dence by saying that he wanted to
show that the man Olson had been
made a pet.
Says Man Prompted Act
Beatrice , Neb. , May 27. The cor
oner's jury in the case of MissEliaza-
beth Roberts , who committed sui
cide near her home south of Wymore
yesterday , rendered a verdict in ac
cordance with the facts as given in
last night's dispatch. The note
which the girl left was as follows
"May 24 , 1902 : This is to certify
that John Y. Helmer is the cause of
my death and to nobody else. If I
die , which I hope I will , I will be
going to my grave with blue and
black places on my body caused by
him from beating me , I trust that
the Almighty God will serve him as
he served me. Pie said if I would buy
the revolver he would pull the trig
ger. " ( Signed )
Lizzie Roberts. "
At the request of the family an
autopsy was held , but no evidence of
her being in a delicate condition
were found. The girl and Helmer
were engaged married , an enga
gement which the family opposed at
first , but finally gave their consent.
The people are Welsh and Lizzie's
pirents wanted her to marry one of
their people. Helmer lived with his
parents abuutone mile from the Ro"b- ,
erts home. He has borne a good repu
tation. Two weeks ago he left his
home and has not since been heard
from. His absence caused the girl
much uneasiness and she evidently
contemplated suicide several times
as recently she was iu Barneton
where she tried to buy a revolver ,
remarking that she "only wanted a
little one as it could do the work she
wanted it to do. " The strychnine
she used was some her father had
bought several years ago to poison
See Five Tornado Clouds.
Scribner , Neb. , May 27. , To see
five distinct tornado clouds in less'
than an hour in one afternoon suffi
ces an ordinary man for a life time.
This opportunity was offered Scrib
ner people Saturday afternoon upon
what , fortunately , were the m'ist
favorably ( ircumstances. One struck
the feed barns in the Ehlers broth
er's pasture , and unroofed one of the
barns. The twister then left the
river , traveled almost directly east
to the farm of Henry F. W. Borchre ,
where most of the damage was
Five Days of Storm ,
Mackleod , N. W. T. May 27. The
disastrous results of hhe five days
storm just over , have completely
isolated this district from the rest of
the world. The whole country has
been flooded , rivers and smaller
streams are swollen to impassable $
proportions and railroad and high
way bridges have been swept away.
Traffic is completely tied up on
the Crow's Nest Pass railroad to the ;
Fernie mines.
New York , May 30. , In connec
tion with the Ford tragedy , which
occured recently in this city , a story
hitherto unpublished is in circulation
regardng ! the cause of the sbootng
which cost the lives of the author ,
LJaul Leicester Ford , and his brother
.Malcom , the famous athlete.
It Is to the effect that Malcom ,
vbo was not provided for in his
'ither's will , notified Paul a week
ifcfore the shooting thac he must
lave $25,000 , which he claimed was
'us ' due because he signed a.waiver
permitting the probating of the will.
He is suid to have declared he need-
d the money badly and to have be-
ome much incensed when Paul re-
ilied that he did not have the sum
n hand , adding that he should con-
Milt other members of the family.
Malcom is said to have replied that
ue of the heirs bad kept the agree-
uent , but that he would consult the
thers. and departed with the declar-
it Son that he would return a week
nence for the money , failing to re-
eive which he would resort to des
perate measures.
Woman Badly Burned.
Fort Dodge , la. , May 30. , While
starting a fire with kerosene , the
ran expolded , setting the clothing of
Mrs. H. L. Hahn on fire. Her baby
was lying asleep in the burning
kitchen and the mother refused all
offers of assistance until the child
was rescued from her burning home.
It was only by breaking in a window
that the rescuers reached the baby
before the flames. The infant was
uninjured , but the mother was badly
burned before the flames , which
completely enveloped her , could be
extinguished. She will recover.
Kills Child and Herself.
New Yoik , 'May 30. Mrs. Rose
Figeenow , wife of a news dealer ,
killed her six-year-old daughter
Rertha today by gas asphyxiation
and then committed suicide by tak
ing carbolic acid. The 'woman had
been a sufferer from a nervous dis
ease for several years and it is sup-
nosed she was temporarily insane.
Killed While Scaling a Peak-
Vienna , May 30. The first fatality
f the mountaineering season oc-
curreJ in the Semmering range of
the Apis when Dr. Brzezina and
Herr Pacer were both killed while
attempting the ascent of the Rax
Alp , the highest point of the range.
Fatal Burlington Wreck.
Alma. Wis. , May 30. , One man
A-as killed and several others serious
ly injured , some probably fatally , in
a wreck on the Burlington road here
this afternoon. A grave ! train , on
which there were six officials of the
road , including Superintendent Cun-
M'ngham , was going on the switch ,
.vhen another gravel train , coming
from the north at a high rate of
speed , crashed into it.
Crushed Skull With Hammer.
NewY ork. May 30. , Policeman at
iracted by the shouts of alarmed res
idents in an apartment building at
50 Second avenue early Friday , broke
the door of one of the flats and found
,7. S. Keldain , a dealer in cigarettes.
lying on the floor with his skull :
In an adjoining room , lyiug on- & ,
bed , was N. Carman , a tobacco mer- ,
chant. Carman was shot through
the head. In one hand he held a
pistol and near him was a hammer.
The police believe he attempted to
kill Keldain with the hammer and
then shot himself. The cause is
not Known. Keldain will die , the
doctors say ,
Four Men to be Garroted.
San Juan , P. R , May 30. It be
came known today that Antonia
Toiez Acedvo , not Ramon Troche
Cadeno ( one of the five murderers
condemned to be garroted for crimes
committed October 1 , 1898) ) , is the
man whose sentence has been com
muted by Governor Hunt to life im
prisonment , .owing to the fact Ghat
Acevedo was only nineteen years of
age at the time of the occurance ,
which led to bis condemnation tc
The other four men will be garrot
ted at Ponce. fi
Town Aadly Scorched.
Wiliiamsport , Pa. , May 30. A con
flagration which raged for two Hours
Friday afternoon in the town ol (
Jerry Shore , destroyed sixteen build-
ingsin the business portion of the
town and caused a loss of between
$25,000 and 830,000. Fears wejve felt
that the entire town would be de
stroyed , and word was sent to Lock-
haven and Wiliiamsport for assist-
ance but when it arrived the fire wa ?
under control.
The state fair will be held at Ltafr
coin September 1 to 5.
The Methodists will build active * ;
having 600 seating capacity afc
Mrs. Thomas Maxwell , of Hno *
boldt committed suicide by drowning
herself in the Nemaha river.
Local business men wish to icopcoi
the West Lincoln packing plant * ,
which was worth originally 1250,0001
but today can be bought Tor 921,000.
The David City Cbatauqua
bly promises to be a far greater sv *
cess than before. Negotiations ar *
being made with talent of
A military company , to be
posed of volunteers from the 2nd an * .
3rd Nebraska regiments is being or
ganized at Hastings , and wiiljoio >
tne national guards.
A motion for a new trial Im
case against Vincent Connelly of
Lindsay convicted of assault with-
intent to kill * was overuled and :
Judge Jamison sentenced CoBnell
to two years in the penitentiary.
6. W. Newton a leading mercftanf
of Blair is dead from blood poisoning ;
resulting from a bruise on bis foot
sustained a year ago. Amputation ,
of ; the leg was made last week bat
was not of avail.
The city council last night passed" ;
an ordinance granting to the Cbieag *
Motor Vehicle company a franchise
to operate gasoline motors ote * the
street car tracks of Beatrice. Thi ;
new motors will be in operation
within the coming month.
The Morton Grain company * * ele-
vator at Palmyra burned to thi
ground. William E. Hill a former
banker at Nebraska City was the.
onwner. On the building and ma
chinery the loss will be $2,000and -
on grain destroyed SI,500.
The recent election for officers in
the First Regiment , National
Guards , at Lincoln resulted in the
selectoin of Major J. W. McDonnell
of Fairbury as lieutenant colonel !
Present Lieutenant 'Colonel Tracy
received nineteen votes. ,
An association whose purpose is ts
erect a monnument to the lateDL
Sterling Morton has been organized :
at Nebraska City under the name of
the Arbor Day MemorialAssociation. .
Many of the most prominent men
of the state are identified with the
The Morton printing company has
announced that : is soon as the Con
servative is discontinued , a paper
called the Nebraska City Weekly will"
be started which will not follow the
Conservative in policy , but will de
vote itself to promote the welfare-oi
south-eastern Nebraska.
The first failure in Blair for seven
years was that of Henry Helmei
who delivered the keys of his har
ness shop to Mrs. J. N. Newell.
Mrs. Newell holds a mortgage or *
the stock. The total liabilities are-
B2,000. The stock is worth about
Articles incorporating the Oamha
Lincoln & Southern railroad have-
been filed in the office of the secre
tary of state. The catpital of feha
company Js $250,000 and its purpose
is to construct and operate an elec
tric or steam road between Oma ! a-
Plattsmouth Ashland Lincoln 'and
Nebraska City.
Instructions have been issued by
State Food Commlssoner Bassett
for a complaint against J. W. Uice
of Superior , charging him with sell
ing adulterated butter. The analysis
shows but 64 per cent of butter fat ,
when there should be at least 84v
Rice makes a business of buying'
butter and recently shipped a large
consignment to Lincoln. It is as
serted he has a method of his own
which be uses to adulterate the
It is now thought that Will Berger
who is alleged to have deserted his
wife and married her sister in Coun
cil Bluffs has stolen the two children
that were left in the care of his
former wife. Mrs. Breger left her
two children in charge of friends
while absent from the city and onr
her return discovered that they had
disappeared. No trace has been
found of the missing children nor of
Splced Pears.
Take one teaspoonf ul of whole cloves ,
one tablespoonful of allspice and one
tablespoonful of lemon. Crush them.
lightly and bo * one minute in a quart
jf vingear and & pint of sugar mixed-
Select a fine variety of pear , halve them ;
taking out the seeds , boil them in. water
antfl nearly tender , and finish them In
the syrup , cooking them not too soft.
Cover them well with syrup and place
them In 'small stone jars. Tie a cortf
vrer thVjar.