Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, November 18, 1909, Image 3

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\ Returns to His Home After Avoid ,
. ; ing : Reporters for Several ; Days.
Edgar S. Cooke has returned to his
home in the Leasing Annex , Chica o ,
from the place where he had been
- avoiding reporters for a week , and one
ai of the first things he did after his re-
' appearance was to deny he is a black-
"I don't believe { Charles L. Warriner
will , even Insinuate that I ever got a
dishonest dollar from him , " declared
, Cooke when asked to what he attrib
utes the action of the "Dig Four's" for-
mer treasurer In dragging Cooke's
g name into the scandal surrounding ac-
1 knpwledged thefts said to aggregate
c (643,000. ( Cooke went on to de
_ , scribe how he was occupying the posi
tion of chief clerk In the treasurer's
1 office of the "Big Four" Railroad at
rj Cincinnati several years ago , when he
r met Mrs. \ Jeannette Timmins Ford ,
who had obtained a divorce from her
4' ' husband.
"She became Infatuated with me and
: : r l was around the railroad office so much
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.y 1901 said Cooke. "I came to Chica-
c } go and she followed. Soon there were
, y stories afloat that I was $23,000 short
" in my accounts. I went back ready
to face the charges , but it was ex-
plained that the whole thing was a
mistake. I want to deny emphatically
fi a report In one of the dispatches that
Mr. and Mrs. Warriner met me in a
r certain hotel and paid me $25,000 to
cease my alleged blackmailing opera-
_ _ _ _ tions. " Cooke said , he would go to Cin
cinnati voluntarily with counsel When
, Yari . er's case goes before the grand
jury there. >
Charles L. Warriner , charged with
a shortage of $643,000 in his accounts
with the Big Four Railroad , is a } iys-
Ical wreck , according to statements of
friends of the family. It Is denied by
memJJers . of the family however , that
War & er's condition is serious.
.F McClintic-Marshall Concern Buya
50-Acre Site at Indiana Harbor.
Indiana Harbor , the Standard Oil
tovm , which sprang , like its neighbor ,
Gary , from the lake front sand dunes
of Northern Indiana , was given a
boom Monday which was such as it
probably : never felt before. Announce-
] ment ; was made that Honore and Pot-
ter Palmer , Jr. , have negotiated the
- sale of a tract comprising fifty acres
In Indiana Harbor to the McClintick-
Marshall Construction Company of
Pittsburg , Pa. , manufacturers of struc
i tural steel. The purchasing company
is to erect a giant structural steel
, plant on the ground at once. The
v , plant and the dock and .railway ship-
; ping facilities incident to it will oc-
cupy the entire space , and the new
Western home of the Eastern concern
u is to be established at a cost of half
a million dollars , aside from the pur-
chase price of the land.
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1 . Financial peace has been quietly
- t effected between Mrs. Mary Baker
Eddy and her sons , according to a
statement made in Boston by Alfred
Farlow , local publication secretary of
the Christian Science Church. In con
I George W. Glover , a son of Mrs. Eddy ,
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ed son , these men relinquish all rights
In their mother's estate. "A family
settlement between Mrs. Mary Baker
Eddy and George W. Glover and Ebe-
nezer Foster Eddy , an adopted son , has
been concluded , " Mr. Farlow said ,
"and the deeds evidencing the terms of
" saId settlement have been duly execut-
k ed and delivered. Under these settle-
ments , arrangements and the trust
herefore established by Mrs. Eddy ,
. - George W. Glover and his family re
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ceive the > sum of $245,000 and Ebenezer
J. Foster Eddy the sum of $45,000.
u. - KomeKtalcc Mining ; Compimy Brings
$10OOO Action in South Dakota.
I A decisive step in the agitation over
the efforts of the Western Federation I
of Miners through the Lead territory
to make Lead , S. D. , a closed camp was
taken the other afternoon when the
Homestake Mining Company brought
suit in the United States Circuit Court
in Deadwood against the Lead miners'
union for $10,000 damages. No In-
junction was issued. The company al -
leges threats of bodily harm and inti
midation against nonunion men by
the miners , and charges the union's
efforts with reducing the efficiency of
the employes last month. The union
voted not to work with nonunion men
after Noy. 25th , and this suit shows
the company's stand.
Watchman Shoots Robber While He
IN Trying to Enter Home.
The "gimlet burglar , " who has been
robbing St. Louis homes for a year
and a half was shot dead by William I
F. Mann ion. watchman in the yard of
, , r Colonel Edwin A. Batdorf's home , 5057
Washington boulevard. The burglar ,
/ . a negro was surprised while trying to
I break into the residence of JamesI I
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I Kavanaugh , next door to the Batdorf
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03 residence. . In the dead man's pocket
was found the gimlet with which he
had bored holes in the slats of window
t .shutters loosening them . . so that he
f'eould lift the latch. His identity has
not been established. '
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Negro Confesses Attacking and Kill
ing Miss Pelley and Is Shot
'and Burned.
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Illinois City in Hands of Frenzied
Throng-Women Are Promi-
nent in Rioting.
The city of Cairo , 111. , all Thursday
night was in the hands , , of a blood-
maddened mob. Ten thousand per
sons , a large number of whom were
women , after lynching a negro and
burning his body , broke into the local
Jail and dragged forth a white man ,
whom they hanged almost before he
had had time to pray.
The men roaming the streets all
night had access to many saloons ,
which remained open all night. Mayor
Parsons and the chief of police were
unable to close the saloons because
they were shut up at home by the
James , "The Frog , " after having
been trailed by bloodhounds , was ar-
rested for attacking and murdering
Miss Anna Pelley. On Wednesday ,
after being spirited out of the Cairo
jail by Sheriff Davis , and after hav-
ing remained hidden in the custody of
that officer In the woods near Don-
gola , James was found by members of
the mob which during two days had
been scouring the whole southern part
of the State , and brought to the city
on a freight train commandeered for
that purpose.
Surrounded by a great crowd , he
was marched to the public arch of the
town. Here he confessed. There , after
all the electric light had been turned
on , he was hanged. The rope broke
and the mob shot him to death. The
body was then dragged to the spot
where he murdered Miss Pelley and
burned to cinders on a pyre built by
his slayers. Women helped pull the
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body up to the arch and women set
fire to the pyre.
The white man , Henry Salzner , a
photographer , was killed after the
negro's body had been burned. A sec-
tion of the mob broke into the county
Jail and battered its way into the steel
cage where Salzner was confined on a
charge of having murdered his wife.
The prisoner , almost speechless with
terror , was dragged into the street ,
given a minute in which to compose
his soul for eternity , and then hanged
to a telegraph pole.
Before he died Salzner made a full
confession of his crime. He said that
his sister was responsible for his mur-
dering , his wife. He cried and begged
piteously for his life , but the mob
only hooted and beat him.
Company K , Fourth Regiment , was
sent out in squads to guard the homes
of Mayor Parsons and Chief of Police
Egan against possible attack. Tele-
phone calls to both of these residences
failed to bring any response and the
whereabouts of these two officials
could not be learned.
Governor Deneen , who was in Chi-
cago immediately upon being Inform .
ed of the foregoing occurrences , or
dered several outside companies of
militia to the Scene and placed the
city : under martial law. Five outside
companies arrived before Friday noon
and quiet was restored.
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Gov. Burke Appoints F. L. Thomp-
son , Former Illinoisan.
Passing all of the favorities , Foun
tain Thompson of Cando , born at
Scottville , Ill. , in 1854 , and a "dark
horse" in the race , was Wednesday ap
pointed United States senator from
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North Dakota by Gov. Burke to fill out.
the unexpired term of M. N. Johnson ,
who died three weeks ago. The ap
pointment was a big surprise to Demo-
crats of the State. Thompson had not
been reckoned among the party lead-
ers , his activities having been large-
ly confined to Towner County , where
h'e * cvas a member of the board of town-
ship supervisors and has been engaged
in a banking business. He is a close
personal friend of Gov. Burke and it
is said that he was turned to as an
appcintee after it was seen that the
Democratic leaders of the. State were
divided as to a choice for the senator-
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Use Poison on Many New York Ani
mal When Demands Are Retased.
More than 250 valuable horses in
east side stables in New York have
been poisoned to death in the last few
months by a gang of blackmailers , for
whom the police are eagerly search-
ing. Detectives declare that owners of
horses in that section of the city have
already paid at least $10,000 to the
blackmailers , and that their animals
have so far enjoyed immunity. Dr.
H. Stark , chief inspector for the So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals , declares that while more
than 250 and less than 500 horses
have been killed by : poisoning , more
than 2,000 animals have been given
poison , but saved. The method of the
blackmailers Is to demand , through a
letter , several hundred dollars from.
the proposed victim on penalty of l av-
ing his horses killed. After the sec-
ond demand has been ignored one or
more of the victim's horses die. Later
it is found that the horses have been
given arsenic.
31 an Held for Express Hold-Up Ac-
cu.ied ' of During Deed in 1908.
Charles D. Howell , charged with
holding up the clerks in the Great
Northern Express office in Seattle , '
Wash. , and stealing $12,000 a short
time ago , was identified the other day
as the bandit who impersonated a
postal Inspector , boarded a Great
Northern mail car at Bonners Ferry ,
Idaho , March \ 15 , 1908 , and rifled the
registered mail. J. H. Hoagland , a
hotel man of Bonners Ferry , and J.
W. Nystuin , a mail clerk , identified
Howell. The bandit boarded the west-
bound Oriental limited as it pulled out
of the Idaho town , and holding up the
two mail clerks at the point of a re
volver locked one of them in a clothes I
closet and tied the other to a chair.
Then he rode 109 miles to Spokane ,
devoting four hours to rifling mail
and loading and unloading sacks along
the way.
Aa-ree That They Will Do Their Own
COJlT'crslonVork. .
At a meeting of the , pastors of fifty
northern Ohio Baptist churches reso-
lutions were adopted barring profes-
sional revivarlsts from that field , so
far as the Baptists are concerned. The
Rev. James A. Francis , of Boston , who
advised the move , addressed the
preachers. and at the close it was re
solved that when revival services are
wanted the regular pastors will do the
work , exchanging : churches for the
purpose. Cleveland , Ashtabula , Lo-
rain , Wooster , and other large Ohio
towns are affected.
Lad of Ten on Georgia Plantation
Shares Standard Oil Millions.
Hunt Tilford Dickinson , a 10-year-
old motherless boy , now with his fa-
ther on a Georgia plantation , has in-
herited $4,000,000 from the estate of
his granduncle , Wesley Hunt Tilford ,
a former vice president of the Stand-
ard Oil Companywho died last March ,
leaving an estate worth more than
11000000. The will gives $7,000,000
outright to Henry M. Tilford , his
brother , and the balance is divided
among other relatives.
Indicted for Graft ; Freed.
Louis H. Young , a contractor , in
dieted in connection with the .graft
investigation in Mahoning County , 0. ,
was found not guilty. This Is the first
of the cases which has been allowed to
go to the jury.
18-Year-Old Bandit and Companion
of 17 Are Hunted Down.
Earl Ross Bullock , a boy of IS. who
robbed the State Bank of Eudora ,
Kan. , Oct. 11 , returned to the bank
Friday with Willie McKay , aged 17 ,
and attempted a second robbery. In
the first robbery Bullock escaped with
nearly $1,000 , went to Lawrence , his
home , and shot Policeman Pringle ,
who attempted to arrest him , and es
When Bullock entered the Eudora
bank this afternoon with his partner
there were three men present : E. E.
Wilson , cashier of the bank ; Fred
Starr , cashier of the Kaw Valley Bank
of the same place , and Wilson's son.
Bullock commanded the trio to hold
up their hands , then without a word
of warning , shot Starr , who fell with
a bullet through his jaw. The two
Wilsons had their hands high in the
air by this time , while Bullock's com-
panion stood guard at the door with
two revolvers. Bullock gathered up
all the money on the counter , took the
bag which Starr had , then looted the
vault and the two boys fled through
the back door.
They ran south to a small river on
the edge of town and started up the
river. A posse , led by the two Wil
sons , followed them and about a half
mile up the . . . . river . overtook the boy
bandits. A "running .fight took place
in which Bullock was shot through the
head. The McKay boy gave himself
up without firing a shot. He was im
mediately taken to Lawrence in an
auto and placed in the county jail to
avoid lynching. The money was all
recovered and returned to the bank ,
while Bullock was taken to Eudora in
a dying condition. He was shot
through the temple , the ball passing
clear through his head , and was not
conscious after the-shooting. Bullock
has been reading dime novels and his
parents in Kansas City blame this fact
for his crimes.
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Work has been started on the new
$85,000 Yale boathouse , the memorial
to George A. Ade , ' 67 , by graduates in-
terested in Yale boating.
At Folkstone , England , the Moderate :
2-year-old Plate of 100 sovereigns , dis
tance five furlongs , was won by J. R.
. Keene's Coronal. Twelve horses ran.
Incidents during the recent Latonia
meet were plentiful , the main one de-
veloping with the running of the han-
dicap , when Woolwinder and Old Hon-
esty scored a dead heat.
Carleton's eleven played the Uni-
versity of North Dakota at Northfield ,
Minn. , and each side scored three
points. The game was somewhat slow
I as the rain had made the field a sea oi
mud and open playing was almost im
A race for motor boats from Phila-
delphia to Havana , Cuba , the longest
ever held for this type of water craft ,
has been arranged by Thomas Fleming
Day , the yachting editor , with the
yachtsmen's club of Philadelphia and
the Havana Yacht Club. The race will
take place in the spring.
James J. Jeffries
will not accept any
theatrical engagements between now
and the time that he fights Jack John-
son , but will retire to the mountains
of California and devote the entire
period to active and systematic train-
Ing for the championship battle ao-
conllng < . < . , to Sam Berger ! , his manager.
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President Back in Washington
After Traveling 12,759 Miles
In Fifty-seven Days.
Has Crossed Thirty-one States , Vis
ited Seventy-six Cities and
Made 250 Speeches.
With his arrival in Washington
Wednesday night , the President com-
pleted a journey of 12,759 miles , ex -
tending over a period of fifty-seven
days. During that time-the trip ex
tending from Boston to the Pacific
coast and back again by way of tho
South to Washington-the President
crossed thirty-one States and Territo-
ries , visiting seventy-six cities , not to
mention as many more towns where
brief platform speeches were made.
He has made 250 speeches and attend
ed at least fifty banquets.
During the journey he left United
States territory for a brief period and
met and dined with President Diaz of
Mexico. : He went down into a copper
mine , climbed down a mountain trail ,
participated on horseback in a cattle
round-up , sailed down the Mississippi ,
rambled through the Yosemite Valley
and the Grand Canyon of Colorado ,
saw the Seattle Exposition , visited an
ancient Indian village In the New
Mexican Desert and saw the rebuilt
city of San Francisco. _
From 8:15 : Wednesday morning un
til 5:15 o'clock that afternoon Mr.
Taft was the center of an enthusastic
demonstration in Richmond. Sum-
ming up the results of the trip , Presi-
dent Taft said that they would be-
valuable to him all through the four
years of his term. From time to time
the President will consult with the -y
Congressmen through whose districts
he has traveled in order to straighten.
out the impressions he has formed.
: . The President returns slightly heavier
than he was , but in perfect physical
. condition.
Cairo Dry Goods Clerk Is Left Dead
in Alley.
The body of Miss Anna Pelly , 24
years old , was found in an alley in
Cairo 111. , Tuesday morning. She' -
had been strangled to death. The
clothes had beentorn her-
torn from herbody
and she was bruised in numerous
places , showing that she had made
a terrible struggle for her life and
honor. A gag of toweling cloth was
in her mouth and her wrists were torn
and skinned. It Is thought the deed
was committed about 7 o'clock Mon
day. night. Miss Pelly who was a
clerk for the Pupkin Dry Goods Com-
pany , left the store about G o'clock
with Miss Ella Dolan a friend. When
she left Miss Dolan at 14th street and
Commercial avenue she stated that
she would take a car at 14th street
and Washington avenue for her home.
This was the last seen of her alive.
As there was absolutely no clew , .
Chief of Police Egan decided to put
bloodhounds on the trail and secured
several. The mouth gag was taken
in the hope that the dogs could get
the scent from It. Two hounds from
Kentucky followed the trail through
the alley from the spot where the
body was found to < the rear door of
2515 Poplar street twice. A pair of
hounds from Charleston , Mo. , arrived
on the scene about 2 o'clcfck and were
placed on the trail with the other
dogs. Twice again the four dogs fol
lowed a trail to the house mentioned.
Six times in all the dogs made this
trip. No one was found at home at
the cottage where the dogs went , but
later a negress named Green was ar
rested. Three negroes , Arthur Alex-
ander , Will James and Will Thomas ,
who were frequent callers at the cot-
tage. were also placed in jail. .
Prenldent and Cudhier at Xetv Al- . '
bnny , Ind. , Wounded. .
Cashier Carrett Fassett of the Mer
chants' National bank at New Albany , .
Ind. , was shot and fatally wounded , ,
and President J. K. Woodward of the-
same . institution was wounded severely
about 11:30 o'clock Thursday : morning ;
by a man who entered the bank and
ordered them to hold up -their hands.
The man was captured a short time-
afterward and it is reported that he-
has taken poison. The man had two-
confederates. ,
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Kansan Claim She Told Him How
Much Poixou to Use.
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Following a confession that he mur- .
dered Mrs. Mary Short in the hope of
gaining possession of her property ,
Fred Fanning in Topeka. Kan. , impli-
cated Mrs. Minnie English in the
crime , and she was arrested as an ac
complice. Fanning In' his original
confession said he put poison In Mrs.
Short's coffee. Now he declares Mrs.
English told him how much poison to
use , and that he gave her $1,460 of
Mrs. Short's money. Fanning had pre .
pared to go Into the restaurant "busi
ness with Mrs. English. _