Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, May 20, 1909, Image 2

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Runaway , but Fails.
Bandits held up and robbed Great
. Northern fast mail train No. 3 nine
miles cast of Spokane , between Col-
bert . and Mead , shortly before mid-
. night Sunday night. Twelve persons
Avere . injured when the engine and
mail car , which was run down the
track by the bandits after they had
rifled the mails , collided with the re-
maining cars of the train. The ban-
I dits detached the engine and mail
.1 car from the train , ran them down
the track a considerable distance and
then after the registered mail had
been opened they sent the engine back
to collide with the cars standing on
the track.
The conductor saw the -wild cars
: . coming down the track at a rate of
I i twenty-five miles an hour when they
I were a considerable distance away and
\ he and one of the trainmen placed a
_ tie on the track- in an effort to stop
, I their wild flight. _ The engine and car
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, I " ' vere partly stopped by this means ,
'I but plunged into the coaches. There
I I - was a loud crash , and the passengers
I -were thrown from their seats , most of
the injured being hurt by the glass
Irom the broken windows.
When the train reached Colbert
some switching had to be done. While
the : engine crew was busy at its work
two men suddenly appeared in the
engine cab and thrusting a revolver
1 ; against the body of the engineer ,
William Miller , ordered him to do as
i ' commanded. The engineer and fire-
! ] I I man , John Hall , obeyed.
1 The engine was coupled "to the train
i and it pulled out. After . the train
: 3iad proceeded a few miles the engi-
I neer was ordered to stop , and he and
I Jlis fireman were forced to leave the
I cab. _
The two robbers then went to the
door of the mail car and ordered-
. opened. Their command was obeyed
"by Benjamin F. Stump , the mail clerk.
Hastily climbing into the cab , the '
/ outlaws sent the engine hurrying down
I the track-how far is not known. As
soon as the conductor was aware that
I there was a holdup he ordered a
\ brakeman to the rear of the train to
prevent a collision and had another
brakeman cut in the telegraph wire to
-send word to Spokane. A third mem-
ber of the train crew was hurried to
the station with the news. About a
half hour after the engine and mail
car had disappeared they were seen
- coming down the track and hurried
.preparations were made to ditch the
runaway , but without complete suc-
It is reported that the bandits ob-
tained a large sum of money from the
registered mail , the amount being
placed at 20000.
: ; Experts Work on Scheme for Equip
ment of Vessels.
Experts of the United States navy
are bending every effort toward per-
fecting wireless equipment , both tele-
- phone and telegraph , for use by the
IL - vessels of the navy and the naval
shore stations The military authori
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ties also are carefully Investigating Fhis
subject through the signal corps. Both
_ the navy and the army will be repre-
sented at a series of events to begin
about June 15 at Brant Rock , Mass.
A high powered wireless station has
been erected by a concern which is
endeavoring to secure the work of
building and equipping a 600-foot
tower in Washington with high pow-
ered wireless instruments and furnish-
. . ing two sets of combined telephone
and telegraphic apparatus for ships.
The army's greatest interest lies in the
wireless telephone. Brig. Gen. Allen
has at his disposal about $30,000 to be
used for purchasing apparatus for the
army's use.
. Expensive use will be made of wire-
less telegraphy during the Atlantic
fleet's summer maneuvers. The torpe-
do boats which will participate In the
r maneuvers are being equipped with
apparatus capable of a radius of 200
miles. Only a few of this class of
.I . . . + vessels now have wireless equipment.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
I Saturday's quotations on .the Sioux
City live stock market follow : Top
. ; _ . . Beeves , $6.25. Top hogs , $7.25.
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1 .I I Ills , walk to San Francisco shortly after
I ; . midnight Monday. In accordance with
" : - Ills usual custom he would not walk on
; , 'i ' _ hIs journey Sunday , but passed the
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: - China , at about forty weekly.
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west. _
A series of tornadoes in Kansas ,
Missouri and Oklahoma late Friday
killed at least seven , injured fifty-five ,
town wrecked a
laid waste one ,
and did great damage to property.
' ' injured by a
Twenty-five were
that swept' over Mt. Washington a'nd .
Fairmount park , suburbs of Kansas
two of these are
City. At least
injured and oth-
thought to be fatally
ers seriously. The town of Hollis ,
ia was swept .
Kan. , near Concord ,
killed and
away. Here there were
ten injured.
family consisting
The Eckstram ,
five persons , la i missing. Their house .
is laid in ruins and it is thought they i
are dead.
Bend a tornado
Near Great I
two and injured twenty. All wires are
down in that vicinity and it is feared
that the death list may be great.
William Ackerly , a Santa Fe engi-
neer , and Frank Nicholson , a con-
ductor , were killed while with a bridge
gang between Great Bend and Kings-
ley. The tornado wrecked the work
train of which Ackerly was engineer
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and blew it into a ditch. Several mem-
bers of the crew were blown 100 feet. ,
The pile driver toppled over , crush-
ing Ackerly to death in his cab , where
he remained with his hand on the
Most of the victims in this case
were members of the Santa Fe bridge
crew in the train wrecked by the wind.
The wind spread over a large area , in-
juring many whose names could not
be obtained.
Many conflicting reports have been
received. One had ten killed.
At Hoisington , Kan , tornado in-
jured a great many and damaged farm
property. It was not so severe , how-
ever , as that passing over the other
portions of the state.
At Pond Creek , Okla. , a severe
wind storm severely injured four per-
sons and unroofed several houses. A
blinding rain and hall storm accom-
panied the wind in all three states.
Many washouts demoralized railroad
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Kansas : Officers Working on a Strange
Mrs. Myrtle Brewer , a widow , the
daughter of wealthy parents at Little
River , a small town near Lyons , Kan. ,
is in jail , having confessed to killing
Frederick Arn , a bridge carpenter.
The case is a strange one.
Mrs. Brewer visited the marshal's
office at LittleRiver Thursday and
said she had killed a man and asked
to be locked up. Officers who investi-
gated found the body of Arn in the
yard of Mrs. Brewer's home. He had
been shot through the heart and the
bullet evidently had been fired from a
window in Mrs. : Brewer's house. The
woman refused to offer any explana-
tion except to assert that Arn had
attacked her and she was justified
in killing him. She had borrowed a
revolver from a friend the day be-
The community is greatly excited
over the shooting and Mrs. . Brewer
was placed in jail.
Later Mrs. Brewer said she was put-
ting her youngest daughter to bed
when she saw : a man crouching on the
roof and peering into the window. She
fired and the man disappeared. The
next morning Arn's dead body was
Cincinnati Fruit Dealer a Black Hand
- Victim.
Detectives have discovered : a clew
Indicating that Salvator Rizzo , fruit
dealer , who died suddenly at his home
at Cincinnati , 0. , Tuesday morning af
ter having received threatening letters
from the black hand was given poi-
ston. Rjzzo was warned by the black
hand that if he did not IeaV6 l several
thousand dollars with certain persons
in Pittsburg , Pa. , his life would be
forfeited. He turned the letter over to
the police. Last Saturday , according
to the detectives. Rizo was approached :
at the market by a man claiming to be
a fruit salesman who gave him a new
variety of banana to eat. Rizzo ate it
and took violently III soon after.
Much excitement was caused in the
Italian quarter at Cincinnati Thurs-
day when during the ceremonies over
the , body of Rizzo a candelabrum was
overturned and the coffin set on fire.
The blaze was quickly extinguished ,
but not before the pallbearers' hands
were scorched. Word went through
the Italian colony that the black hand
was pursuing Rizzo even after death.
New Typc.writcr Record.
A new speed record for typewriting
was made at Kansas City , Mo. , Thurs-
day night by E. A. Trefzger , of New
York , when he wrote an average of
109 words from copy each minute for
fifteen minutes. Trefzger was second
in the international contest In New
York recently when Rose L. Fritz won
the hour contest. ,
Large Sum In Charity.
The will of the late Otho S. A.
Sprague of Chicago , disposing of an
estate valued at $3,500,000 , was ad-
mitted to probate Friday. The Amer-
ican Sunday School union and four
charitable Institutions of Chicago
share in a bequest of $300,000.
Texas Bank Robbery.
The State bank at Frankstown , Tex. ,
was dynamited and robbed early Fri-
. day of $4,000. . .
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French Lawmakers Approve Course of
- The turbulent session of the French
chamber of deputies Thursday ended
in a signal victory for Premier Cle-
menceau when the government's poli * -
cy with regard to the postal strike
was emphatically kvdorsed by a vote
of 454 to 59 , including all the govern-
ment's insistence that postal employes
and other functionaries have no right
to str ! : " e. .Immediately afterward the
.chamber passed a vote of general con-
fidence in the government , 350 to 159.
The strikers received the chamber's
rebuke with a shrug of the shoulders ,
declaring that it only served to bind
closer their forces , x'hich would soon
startle the country by a big increase
'and a rapid Extension of the general
movement. On the other hand , it is
intimated that the government has
other plans in view to offset any seri
ous growth of the strike.
M. Barthou , minister of public
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works , posts and telegraphs , asserted
during the debate thae only 2,367 out
of the 24,205 postal employes in Paris
and the department of the Seine are
out , and that conditions in the prov-
inces were even better.
M. Sembat and M. Jaures warmly
defended the stand taken by the post-
men , and the latter declared that the
battle which had -begun would not end
until the functionaries were pos-
sessed of the same "syndicate" rights
as private workmen. He charged that I '
for years a parliamentary majority i
had encouraged "syndicatism. "
M. Comberouse , radical republican ,
intervened and virtually charged the
socialists with being the tools of the
reactionaries. He declared specifi-
cally that M. Morel owed his seat to
the duke d'Uzes. Instantly the cham
ber was in an uproar. M. Morel tried I
in vain to make himself heard , and
M. : : Brisson , president of the cham-
ber , clapped his hat on his head as
a sign that the session was closed.
The tumult , however , continued.
The socialists began singing the "In-
ternationale , " to which M. Baudry
d'Asson and his royalist colleagues ,
standing on chairs , replied by singing
"Vive Henry IV. "
Finally the publisc and the press
galleries were cleared , but there was
frantic delirium , both inside and out-
side of the chamber of deputies. Out-
side in the corridors several persons
who raised the cry "Vive le Roi" were
almost mobbed. Premier Clemenceau
finally had d'Asson ejected and order
ed the steps to the tribune closed.
St. Paul Merchant is Slain in His
Louis Arbogast , a well known butch-
er of St. Paul , Minn. , was murdered in
his home early Thursday. His head
was crushed and his bed saturated
with oil and set on fire.
Miss Ida Arbogast , aged 22 , daugh-
ter of the dead man.told Police Cap-
tain Clark that she smelled smoke
coming from her parent's room early
in the morning and went to the room ,
where she found the bed ablaze. Her
father and her mother were in it.
"I dragged my mother out , " she said
to Captain Clark. "By this time the
bed was all ablaze. I called to the
neighbors , and they put out the fire. "
Mrs. Arbogast , whose body is
slightly burned , according to the po
lice , tells a different story. She is
reported to Have said she was In the
bath room taking a bath when she
heard her daughter scream. She ran
to her husband's room and found the
bed ablaze , with her husband's uncon-
scious form lying on it.
Coroner Miller discovered that Mr.
Arbogast's head had been crushed ,
and detectives were started on an in-
vestigation. The police found an ax
covered with blood and wrapped in
some old clothing in the cellar of the
Arbogast house.
No motive for the crime has yet
been shown.
Arbogast is reported to have been
worth $200,000 and conducted a pay.
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National Farmers' Union.
A plan , to establish closer relations
of the grain growers and cattle raisers
of the west and southwest was further
considered at the session at Spring
field. Mo. , Friday of the National
Farmers' union. The meeting , as
Thursday , was again executive.
Will of Lady Beresford.
The will of the late Lady William
Beresford ; of London , discloses an es
tate valued at $900,000. Lady Beres-
ford was Miss Lillian Warren Price ,
daughter of the late Commodore
Price , United State navy , of New York ,
French Insignia Conferred.
The French government as a mark
of the high esteem in which it holds
Henry Vignaud , first secretary of the
American embassy at Paris has made
him a grand officer of the Legion of
Rifts Found in Mars.
Rifts in the south polar cape of
Mars were reported by Prof. Percival
Lowell from his observatory at Flag-
staff , Ariz. Prof. , Lowell said that
two . rifts were discovered , one in lon-
gitude 305 and the other in longitude
240. The former phenomenon was
followed by a disappearance of the en-
tire cape , which is believed to be _ of
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Omaha 3Ian Heads Knights : of Pythias
of the State.
The Knights of Pythias grand lodge ,
in session at Hastings , selected Fre-
mont as the place for the next annual
meeting , to be held beginning the first
Tuesday in May. Tho Pythian Sister-
hood will met at the rame time and
place. Lincoln ! lost in the competition
by four votes. The Knights elected
the wollowing officers : Grand chan-
cellor , "W. T. Denney , Omaha ; grand
vice chanclelor , H. G. Corell , Plain-
view ; grand 'prelate , John W. Long
Loup City ; grand keeper of-records
and seal , Will _ H. Love , Lincoln ; grand
master at arms , A. E : Napier , Schuy-
ler ; grand master of the exchequer ,
John B. Wright. Lincoln ; grand inner
guard , William S. Pettit Fairbury ; su-I
preme representative , W. , W.Young , I
Stanton ; trustee , Carl Cramer , COlum-
These officers were chosen by the
sisterhood : Past grand chief. Mrs.
Alice Truel , of Lincoln ; grand chief
Mrs. Albina Parks , Central City ;
grand senior , Sister Lida. Falls City ;
grand junior , Mrs. Caroline Putnam.
Lincoln ; , grand manager Mrs. Doty ,
Omaha ; grand mistress of records
Mrs. Minerva Cushnell. Fremont ;
grand . protector - of - temple . . . . , Mrs. : - J. . E. - .
Wilson , Broken Bow : grand . outer
guard , Mrs. Mary Stoddand , Auburn ;
grand representatives. Mrs. Sarah
Dimick , Fremont , and Mrs. Rose Ti-
vey , Silver Creek.
Succumbs at. His Tronic in Omaha
After Long Hlne.s .
Former Gov. Lorenzo Crounse died
at his home in Omaha just before mid-
night Thursday after an extended ill-
ness , the _ immediate cause of death
being arterial-tpoutiles. .
Gov. Crounse _ was born in Schoharie
county , N. Y. He served during the
civil war as a captain of light artillery ,
being severely wounded in action.
Coming to Nebraska in 1864 he served
successively as a member of the terri-
tory legislature , justice of the supreme
nourt , member of congress , assistant
secretary of the treasury under Pres-
ident Harrison , and governor of the
state , being elected in 1893. : He was a
republican in politics. Mr. Crounse
is survived by four children , Mrs. G.
M. Hitchcock , wife of the present con-
gressman from the Omaha district ;
William G. Crounse. associated with
Mr. Hitchcock in the publication of
the Omaha World-Herald ; Mrs. George
McIntyre , and Miss Marie Crounse ,
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Omaha Lad Tics Rope About His Bodj
and Cow Runs Awa ' .
Daniel , the S-year-old son of P. J.
O'Brien , of Omaha , railroad yardmas-
ter , was dragged to death by a cow
Thursday evening. The boy had gone
to get the cow , picketed on a vacant
lot , two blocks away He tied the rope
around his waist and started to drive
the cow homo. Becoming frightened
she ran , throwing the boy down. He
was dragged over the stone pavement ,
bounding like a ball. The cote ran in-
to the yard just as the mother came
to the door. She fainted and neigh-
bors who came to assist found the
boy insensible , his skull crushed and
the flesh on his arms and face terribly
lacerated. He was taken to the hos-
pital , but died during the evening.
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Sheriff of Fremont Heads Off Man
Who Passed Worthless Checks.
George Bell , wanted at Albion on
a charge of passing : a worthless check ,
was arrested at Fremont on a North-
western train by Sheriff Bauman. Bell ,
it is charged , , bought a suit of clothes
of Tazen Bros. , of Albion , and tender-
ed a check for $16.75 which was re
jected when presented to the bank for
Bell lives at 108 Clark street Chica-
go , and was on his way there when
apprehended. He will be taken back
to Albion for trial.
Nebraska Veterans Conclude Their
Sessions at York.
The thirty-third annual encamp-
ment of the Nebraska G. A. R. con-
cluded its three days' session In York
Thursday. The officers for the ensu-
ing year are Hon. L. D. Richards , of
Fremont , commander ; I. N. Thomp-
son , of Fairbury. senior vice com-
mander , and H. W. Alberts , of York , I
junior vice commander. The next ses-
sion will be held at Fairbury.
Mrs. Jay Bound Over.
Mrs : Janey Jay , of Grand Island ,
who shot Frank Koehler , alleged in '
self-defense , and seriously wounded
him , was arraigned on the charge of
shooting with intent to wound and
bound over to the district court In
the sum of $500 , waiving preliminary t
examination. Bail was furnished.
Koehler is rapidly recovering.
Showers General South of Platte.
The drouth in the south Platte re-
gion , was partially broken Wednesday
by showers reported to be general
through thesouthern and southeastern
counties of the state. The precipita-
tion at Lincoln was .34 of an inch.
Chautauqua at Fremont.
Arrangements have just been effect-
ed by which Fremont will have the ad-
vantage of a chautauqua the coming
summer. A group of business men
and farmers voluntarily subscribed
sums to be used as a guarantee fund
in case the sale of tickets does not (
meet the necessary expenses. The date 1
of the entertainment will be August
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for Insulting Youupr \Vom n.
William Johnson , a farm laborer ,
has been placed under arrest on the
charge of having ' shot at Otto Kruse
and others with intent to do great
bo.dily injury. From the story of the
affair as related by the complaining
witnesses Johnson attended a barn
dance about eight miles northwest of.
Grand Island at the farm of Kruse. As
several young womcnwere about to
go through the lower part of the big
barn to get to the stairway to the loft ,
Johnson , who had been drinking ,
showed a bottle whisky : and invited
the girls to drink with him. They
refused. He bc-ramc insistent and the
girls nerviiy grasped the bottle and
took it away from him. They later
related their experience In the loft ,
where the dancing was going on and
where the owner was and the latter
went down to remonstrate with John
son , who was still making a disturb-
ance , and pacify him. After a talk
there Johnson left , but immediately
two shots entered the barn , the bullets
passing close to where two men were
. sitting. Johnson tried to and did hide
the revolver , but it was later found ,
, fire marks on one hand are not evi-
fire marks on one had are not evi-
dence ; : ; in his : favor. ' _
Violet Scotthorn Stands by Man Who
Enticed Her Away.
Samuel Bristol and" Violet Scotthorn ,
of Fairbury , who eloped a few days
ago , were found Saturday at Wahco ,
and arrested by Sheriff Churnside.
Bristol is charged with enticing the
girl , who is only 15 years of age , from
home , and on his preliminary exam-
ination was held in $500 bond to the
next term of district court. Bristol
has been working at Fairbury for a
few weeks in the employ of a painting
firm , and made the girls acquaintance
while there. The girl was held in
bond to appear as a witness at district
court as it is evident she has not lost
her Infatuation for Bristol and is try-
ing to help him out of his trouble.
Arrested for Passing AVorthlcss Checks
in Chicago.
T. G. Ganson , formerly engaged in
the hotel business in Alliance , under
arrest for passing worthless checks ,
has been placed in a peculiar predica-
ment , if his story told to Municipal
Judge Hume , of Chicago , is true. Gan-
son was granted a continuance pending
the arrival of reports from the Alli-
ance National bank. According to
Ganson his brother-in-law had access
to Ills bank account , and when a
check given the Wellington hotel was
returned marked "No funds , " he ex-
plained that his relative may have
transferred their account to another
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Rcync Aabut Confesses to Looting Ne
braska Institutions.
Reyne Aabel , Jr. , arrested at Min-
den Tuesday , has -confessed to the
robbery of the banks at Keene and
Hartwell. Neb. , last winter. He impli-
cates Galloway and Grow , two young
men of Minden , who have been with-
out visible means of support for the
past year. When the sheriff of Har-
lan county went to arrest these men
Tuesday he found that they had gone
in an automobile to Kearney , and wir-
ing there he ; learned that they had
gone still farther on. All trace of them
has been lost.
Table Rock to BeLighted.
Articles of incorporation were
adopted at a meeting held recently
of the Table Rock Electric Lighting
company. The authorized capital of
the company is placed at $25,000 , with
a paid up capital of $6,000. Nearly
$6,000 in stock has been already sub-
scribed , the most of it by citizens of
Table Rock. . .
Gibbon Water System Wins.
A passing train set fire to J. D. Dru-
ry's big barn , east of Gibbon , recently ,
An alarm was turned in and both fire
companies responded. A terrific wind
was blowing and the fire was burning
to the eaves , but the magnificent wa-
ter system put it out and very little
damage was done.
Wheat Prospects : Poor. ,
The prospects for a wheat and oai
crop in the vicinity of Battle Creek
are very poor , a combination of freez-
ing weather , shortage of rain and sand
driven by a gale has practically clean-
ed the fields. Corn planting Is well
under way and the ground is in fair
condition for this , but rain is needed.
Bathrobe Cord for Xoose.
Andrew Anderson , of Slater , com
monly known as Buffalo Anderson ,
committed suicide -hanging himself.
He leaves a wife and 'a number of
children. He committed the act in his
room fastening a bathrobe cord to a
Carnegie to Give $10,000. _
Andrew Carnegie has notified the
Norfolk library board that $10,000 is
ivailable for the construction of a
public library there.
Women Hurt in a Runaway.
While returning from school Tues-
lay afternoon two daughters of Will-
iam Sheahan , living near Hubbard ,
ivere thrown from . a buggy in a. run-
away and each suffered a fractured
Rc-Elccted Grand Master.
Under a suspension of the rules
Urand : Master Workman Walling was
jnanimously re-elected by the A. O. U.
CV. . grand lodge in session at . Lincoljj
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Makes Serious Situation in
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Special Message to Congress Urges
Change in Foraker Act - Holds , : '
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President ' Taff sent to Congress a
special message recommending legisla
session to
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tion at the present
amend the Foraker act , under which -
Porto Rico is governed. The President
directs attention to "a situation of un -
usual gravity , " the result of the , fail
legislative assembly of
ure of the
Porto Rico to pass the usual appropri . '
ation bills , leaving the island without
support after June 30.
Porto Ricans have forgotten the gen
erosity of the United States , the Pres
ident says , in the clesireof _ certain of
their political leaders for power and
he adds that the situation indicates
that the United States has gone too
fast in the extension of political rights
to the Porto Ricans. Mr. Taft con-
cludes that the absolute power of ap
propriation should be taken from
"those who have shown themselves too , .
irresponsible to enjoy it. " -t
The President suggests to Congress
the wisdom of submitting to the appro-
priation committees the question oE
qualifying some of the provisions of
the fnridamental act as to the respect-
ive jurisdictions of the executive coun-
cil and the legislative assembly. But
no action of this kind , he says : , should
be undertaken before the Foraker act
is amended , so that when the legisla-
tive assembly shall adjourn without
making appropriations necessary to
carry on the government sums equal
to the appropriations in the previous-
year shall be available from the cur-
rent revenues and shall be drawn by
the warrant of the auditor on the-
treasurer , . countersigned by the gover-
nor. Such a provision applies to the
legislatures of the Philippines , and of
Hawaii , and "it has prevented in those ' \ ,
two countries misuse of the
any power x
of appropriation. " 's ,
The message presents an exhaustive -
review of conditions on the island its
trade , its wealth and the improved edu-
cational facilities. It points out that
"there never" was a time in the history
of the island when the average pros-
perity of the Porto Rican was higher
his opportunity greater , his liberty in
thought and action more secure. " For
the first time in its history Porto Rico
is living under laws enacted by its
own legislature.
The President points out that if the
Porto Ricans desire a change in the
form of the Foraker act the subject is
a matter of congressional considera-
tion , dependent upon the effect on real . '
political progress in the consideraI
a change , he says , should be sought in
an orderly way and not brought to
the attention of Congress by "paralyz-
ing the arm of the existing govern-
ment. " The President says that the
Porto Ricans' forgetfulness of the gen.
erosity ofjthis government "should not
be an occasion for surprise , nor in
dealing with a whole people can it be
made the basis of a charge of ingrati
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Ten Day in Jail and $500 Fine tor-
Each of Tennessee Gang.
A verdict of guilty was returned in
Waverly , Tenn. , in the case of the four
teen men charged with being members ,
of the night riders' organization and
with whipping J. M. Reece on Oct. 15 ,
1908. -The punishment was fixed at ten
days in jail and a fine of $500 for each. .
They were remanded to jail under a
strong military guard to reappear ia .
court the next day , when a motion for-
a new trial was made. After the ver-
dict the defendants shook hands and ,
at night they played the banjo and !
danced in their cells.
Report Concerning Duke Greatly
Asitatc.s Italian-Court Circle
Court circles in Rome are agitated-
over sensational reports which have- -
reached the government about the-
duke of the Abruzzi. It is related" on
good authority that in one of the fits-
of depression to which the duke has
become subject of laje he attempted
to kill himself wfth a revolver on the-
way out to India , but was saved by a ,
member of his suite , whose suspicion
had been aroused and who had kept I
a vigilant watch on him. Letters from-
members of the expedition represent
that the duke is utterly reckless.
Pa , tor's Prayer Cnnxes Mh trial.
Following a prayer at the opening :
of court in Mount Vernon , Ga. , offered
by Rev. Joe McDaniel , a relative of
W. C. Beasley , for whose alleged mur-
der Jordan Swain was on trial , the de-
fense moved for a mistrial , and it was-
granted. Rev.
McDaniel asked
sion for Swain as a "man whose hands. , ' \ ,
are stained by the blood of his fellow " -
man. "
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Texas Prairie Fire Sweep "couiitr _
A disastrous prairie fire swept Cas
tro County in the Panhandle of Texas , . .
Saturday and Sunday and CoL" T. IcT
Herring of the firm of Herring & , La- st ,
cid , Amarillo , was the heaviest loser , , _ I
the flames sweeping thirty sections on/
his rancb. ' " i
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