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j i The Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB.
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ii- i : : - DIDN'T REACH POLE
I 'FRENCH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION
I , , ' ON WAY HOME.
.Purpose of Journey Was the Making ol
$ Scientific Observations in Polar Re
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+ 1 Punta Arenas , Chile : The French !
antarctic steamer Pourquoi Pas , with .
Dr. Jean M. Charcot , head of the expe- !
dition on board , has arrived here. The
Frenchman did not reach the south
All members of the crew are well ,
but during the voyage there were some
cases of scurvey among them.
The expedition under Dr. Charcpt
was fitted out in France in the summer
of 1908 and sailed from Punta Arenas
December 17 of the same year. Its
purpose was the making of scientific
, < l observations in the polar regions , par
ticularly in the almost unknown Alex-
andria land , and securing specimens
of rare fossils. The south pole was not
objective of the explorers. Dr. Char-
cot frequently has said that this task
should be reserved to the Englishmen.
Scott and Shackleton. As told in thesi
dispatches Thursday , the Pouquoi Pas
was passed recently at anchor in the
straight of Magellan.
"MME. PERIWINKLE" DEAb.
Pathetic Figure in Vaudeville Twenty
. Cincinnati , 0. : Death removed Fri
day one of the most unique and pathet-
ic figures of the American stage.
"Mme. Periwinkle" has passed away : ,
. convinced to the end that a jeering au
dience which greeted her a generation
ago really acclaimed her the greatest
actress of her time.
Twenty years ago Mrs. Susanne Mar-
tin ( "Mme. Periwinkle" ) , her mind un !
balanced by the loss of her husband ,
conceived the idea that she was a
great actress. A cynical manager ,
foreseeing a unique feature for his
house , encouraged the belief , and
"Mme. Periwinkle" appeared in vaude-
ville. She could neither sing nor
dance , and her costume was made up
lof ( weird , ill fitting odds and ends , but
again and again she appeared before
crowded houses and received the jeer-
, ing plaudits as genuine appreciation.
The novelty at last wore off , and her
feeble brain gave way entirely.
Mrs. Martin was 61 years of age at
the time of her death.
INCREASE IN RECEIPTS.
Fifty Large Postoffice Made a Good
, Showing for January.
Washington , D. C. : An unusually
heavy increase is reported at fifty of
the largest postoffices of the country
. during the month of January. Forty-
nine of the fifty offices reported an in-
crease In the receipts as compared
with the corresponding month of last
year. This is taken as evidence of a
decided improvement in business con
ditions throughout the country.
AGED SOUTHERNER EXPIRES.
United States Senator from Arkansas
a Generation Ago.
New York : Col. W. S. Snow , who
was United State senator from Arkan
sas a generation ago , died at his home
: in Hackensack , N. J. , Saturday. His
wife died a month ago and he never
-recovered from the shock. He was 78
. . : years : old and was the only son of
r .Joseph Snow , founder of the Detroit
'Tribune , of which paper he was an
associate editor for several years.
Court Decree Affirmed
, Boston , Mass. \ . : Legal services to
the value of $170,000 rendered by the
late Robert G. Ingersoll were recog-
nized Saturday in the decree by : Judge '
Hammond , of the Massachusetts su
preme court. Mrs. Ingersoll , wife cf
the former lawyer and orator , is bene
fited by the decision.
King Gustav Improves.
Stockholm : Improvement in the
condition of King Gustav , who was re-
cently operated on for appendicitis ,
continues. He was constantly gaining
in strength and recovering his -appe >
Railway Machinists , Strike.
Sparks , Nev. : All the seventy ma-
chinists in the Southern Pacific shops
. struck Saturday afternoon. No ex-
planation . was made other than that
" the trouble was local.
. . ' Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City : Friday's quotations on
the Sioux City live stock market fol
. low : Choice feeders , 475525. Top
hogs , $8.65. . .
Wool Output Reduced.
Providence , R. I. : Ahe American
" Woolen company Friday reduced work
in its mills at Manton and Riverside.
A four-day week schedule will be
adopted , it is said. About 1,500 em
ployes are affected.
I Fairbanks a Guest.
j Rome : Former Vice President Fair-
" banks occupied a seat in the diplomat-
ic box during Monday's sitting ; of the
'chamber of deputies.
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STOCK RECEIPTS DECLINE.
Held to Be a Contributing Cause to
High Prices of Meat.
Washington , D. C. : One contribut-
ing cause to the high price of meat ,
according to a report of the depart-
ment of commerce and labor , issued
Saturday , is the fact that live stock
receipts for the year 1909 at seven
leading interior markets of the United
States were the lowest since 1904.
The total live stock receipts for the
year 1909 in three markets aggregated !
39,545,725 , head. Particularly did the
receipts of hogs for the last year fall
off. For each of the four previous
years to 1909 the hog receipts had been
in excess of 19,000,000 head , totaling
more than 22,000,000 in 1908K falling
to 18,834,641 last year. '
Cattle receipts in these markets for
1909-9,189,312-while comparing fa-
vorably with those of the previous :
years before 1908. Sheep fell below
those in 1905 to 1907 , but compared fa-
vorably with 1908.
Receipts of hogs at the Chicago
market for 1909 show a decrease of 1-
627,074 as compared with the year be-
fore , or a decline of 19 per cent ; re
ceipts at Kansas City decreased 19 !
per cent , at Omaha 12 per cent at SI
Joseph , Mo. , 28 per cent , while the , de
cllne at St. Louis was only 4 per cent.
BOTH RESTORED TO DUTY.
Winthrop Passes on Cases of , Officers
Auld and Robnett.
Washington , D. C. : Assistant Sec
retary Winthrop , of the navy depart-
ment , has passed on the cases of Pay
master George P. Auld , of the United
States navy , and Past Assistant Sur-
geou Ansey H : Robnett , who were
charged at a ball recently given in Bos-
ton by a naval officer with conduct
unbecoming officers and gentlemen , in
assaulting Dr. Cowles , a civilian. In
the case of Auld the loss of numbers
adjudged by the court is remitted and
he is ordered released from arrest and
restored to duty. The finding of thJ. .
court and sentence , however , are ap
In the case of Robnett the sentence
is mitigated to a loss of two numbers
in his grade and he is ordered released
from arrest and sestored to duty. The
sentence of the court was that each of-
ficer should lose five numbers in ' his
Gets $3,000 for Tooth in Lung.
Los Angeles. Cal. . : R.T. . Pell ob
tained a judgment for $3,000 against
Dr. A. A. Shaw , a dentist , on the alle-
gation that in extracting three teeth
Shaw had let one of the molars slip
down into his lung. For two years
thereafter , according to the complaint ,
Pell was treated for tuberculosis , but
the real cause of his shattered health
finally was revealed when a paroxysm
of coughing ejected the tooth from
Papa ! Appointments in U. S.
Rome : The following appointments
proposed by Cardinal de Lai , secretary
of the consistorial congregation , were
ratified by the pope Thursday : The
Rev. John J. Lawler , to be auxiliary I
archbishop of St. Paul , Minn. ; the Rev.
J. ' v. Shaw , of Mobile , Ala. , to be co
adjutor bishop of San Antonio , Tex. ;
the Rt. Rev. Denis O'Donaghue , auxil-
iary bishop of Indianapolis , to be bish-
op of Louisville , Ky.
Shackleton to Tour U. S.
London : Lieut. E. H. Stiackleton ,
the : south polar explorer , will sail for
the ; United States on March 19 , ant ? '
after a lecture tour will make an ex
tended hunting trip in northern Alas-
ka. He will be accompanied by five
friends , but the party has no intention
of exploring the north polar regions ,
as has been reported from some quar-
Must Pay $75,000.
New York : A verdict of $75,000 ,
said ; to be the largest ever rendered in
an alienation suit , was awarded Satur-
day to Mrs. Charles C. Hendrick , of
Brooklyn , against Laura Biggar , the
former actress , accused of alienating
the ; affections of Mrs. Hendrick's : di-
vorced husband , Dr. Charles C. Hen-
drick. Mrs. Hendrick sued for $100-
Chicago : Martin B. Madden , for-
mer president of the building trades
council : ; M. J. Boyle : , an official of the ;
Electrical Workers' union , and Fred
Pouchot , former business agent of the
Metal Workers' union , were sentenced
to pay a fine of $500 each , following
their conviction on May 29 of conspir-
acy to do an illegal . act.
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Canadian Pacific Extensions.
Winnipeg , Man. : Announcement was
ifficially made by the Canadian Pacific
railroad , , through Second Vice Presi-
dent Whyte , that the company will
build 300 miles of new railroad this
season in Saskatchewan , Alberta and
British Columbia at a cost of $10-
Snow Storms Cost a Million.
New York : Snow storms are a
huge item in the city's debit column.
So far this winter the bill for the re-
moving of twenty-six inches of snow
has been $1,100,000.
Stops Boxing Match.
Cincinnati , 0. : Sheriff Hamman ,
Friday night at the head of a posse ,
broke into a club at Oakley , 0. , and
stopped a boxing match between Jim-
my Watts , of Indianapolis , and Jimmy
Albande , of Columbus.
Liquor Monopoly for Sweden.
Stockholm : A liquor monopoly for
the exclusive manufacture in Sweden
of spirits was organized with a capital
pproximating ? $4,000,000.
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. CONGRESS WILL FIGHT COURT.
Both Houses Join in Move to Rebuk
Washington , D. C. : The congress at
the United States will ignore an 01 .
der of the " supreme court of the Dis
trict of Columbia. It will , by implica
tion , serve notice upon the judiciary :
of the country to attend to its own
. business and to leave congress to the <
uninterrupted exercise of its consti- ]
tutional function. The house will ap
pear in court and tell Justice Daniel
Thew Wright , who issued the order ,
that he was off his reservation and
was trampling upon the sacred consti
tutional rights of congress.
This will precipitate one of the most
stirring constitutional fights which
ever has arisen between the legislative
and judicial branches of this govern
The almost certain result of this pro-
cedure will be the arreat of Senators I
Smoot. Bourne and Fletcher on a
charge of contempt of court. Habeas
corpus proceedings will be instituted ,
and the supreme court of the United
States will be asked to determine the
lengths to which , a court may go in
directing or enjoining acts of a com-
mittee of congress.
Thjs fighti . against an alleged en-
croachment upon the constitutional
rights of congress grows out of the ac
tion qf a joint committee on printing
in rejecting a bid for furnishing paper.
The bid was made by the Valley Pa-
per company , of Holyoke , Mass. It
was rejected because it was not ac-
companied by a bond certified accord
ing to statute.
GIRL ENDS HER LIFE.
. , First Phones Guardian and Tells Him
of Her Intention.
Philadelphia : After calling her
guardian on the telephone and telling
him of her intentions , Frances Flo-
ercky , aged 22 years : , committed sui
cide Friday night by shooting through
the heart. Six years'ago her father ,
Col. E. F. Floreckey , a veteran of the
civil war , in which he commanded a
Missouri regiment , killed his wife and
himself in this city. Thursday was the
anniversary of this tragedy and the
girl seemed much depressed all day.
In an interview with her guardian she
told him that she did not see how she
could live any longer.
Calling a physician , he hastened in
an automobile to the girl's room in
a fashionable apartment house in West
Philadelphia. Arriving there they
found her lying dead with a revolver
clasped in her hand.
"TEDDY , JR. , " to WED.
Announcement of Engagement to
Eleanor Butler Alexander.
New York : Mrs. Henry Addison Al-
exander/of "New York , announced
Saturday the engagement of her
daughter , Eleanor Butler Alexander ,
to Theodore Roosevelt , Jr. , eldest son
of Col. Roosevelt.
Young Roosevelt since his gradua-
tion from Harvard has been learning
carpet manufacturing in a factory at
Thompsonville , Conn.
Miss Alexander is 21 years old. Her
father , Henry Addison Alexander , was
formerly a prominent New York law-
yer , but now resides in Paris , where
for several years he has been counsel
forthe American embassy. .
Interior Department Promulgates an
Order Affecting Settlers.
Washington , D. C. : Regulations ex-
tending ; to May 15 the time for home-
iteaders to establish residence on
lands in several western states were
promulgated Saturday by the interior
department in accordance with , an act
recently passed by congress. The ex-
tension refers to all entries , as well
as soldiers' declaratory statements ,
nade in North Dakota , South Dakota ,
Idaho , Minnesota , Montana , Nebraska ,
Colorado , Wyoming and New Mexico
after June 1 , 1909.
Jack and Canine Discharged. .
Detroit , Mich. : : Jack Johnson ap-
peared in the circuit court Friday and
cleared himself and his bulldog of all
charges and was discharged. The
complainant : was asked to exhibit his
injuries . and the court decided they
were trivial to prove Jack - pup a . vi-
ious animal. After the case was dis-
missed the back ] : champion commented
pessimistically upon the persecutior
isited upon him wherever goes.
Baron Pays Head Tax.
San Antonio , Tex. : Baron Ludwig
de ! Leopold , captain in the French
army , temporarily attached to the of-
fice of the minister of foreign affairs
of his country , has been forced to pay
a head tax as an immigrant . at the port
of Laredo. The baron was returning
from the City of Mexico , where he was
on a secret mission.
Labor Leader Near Death.
Huntington , Va. : A. T. Deck , of
Vellston , 0. , an organizer for the
United Mine Workers of America , is hi
a dying condition as the result of in-
juries inflicted by a band of miners
who ' are said to be opposed to the or-
Roosevelt in Christiania May 2.
Christiania , Norway : It was an-
lounced Saturday that former Presi-
dent Roosevelt would arrive here on
May 2 , and on that day deliver his
promised address before the Nobel
peace prize committee.
Brig. Gen. Meade Dead.
Boston : Brig. Gen. Robert L. Meade ,
U. S. M. C. , retired , died at his home
in Lexington Friday , following an Ml'
ness of several months
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MEMPHIS BAXK : SAFE BLOWN.
Robbers Succeed in Getting Twenty-
Six Hundred Dollars.
The Bank of Memphis was broken
into and robbed between 2 and 3 ;
o'clock Thursday morning. The rob-
bers took a hammer and knocked the
dial to the safe off and injected nitro-
glycerin into the opening , five charges ;
being given before the door yielded.
The safe contained $2,661.27 , of
which $17.50 was in gold , $380 in sil-
ver and the' balance in paper money.
Charles C. Deck , who lives in a resi-
dence east of the bank , saw the rob-
bers at work , but could not give any
warning , as two of them covered him
with guns while the others put in the
nitro-glycerin. Robert Skelton , sec-
tion foreman of the Burlington , found
$40 in damaged' and partially torn
bills about 200 yards east of the depot
when he went to work in the morn-
ing , which it is supposed the robbers
purposely left behind to avoid detec-
tion in attempting to use any of the
damaged bills later on , as the bank
was about to send them to Washington
The total loss to the bank , which is
largely owned by Ashland capitalists ,
is $2,600 , while the bank had insur-
ance amounting to $3,500 , and none
of the depositors will lose from the
robbery. The bank has issued a re-
ward of $2,000 for the capture and
conviction of any or all of the robbers.
Colt Kicks Lantern Over.
J. T. Connelly , a farmer living near i
Rosalie , suffered a severe loss by fire
while attending to his early morning
work , a lantern which he was carrying
being knocked from his hand by a
colt. Mr. Connelly made a frantic ef-
fort to save some of the horses and
harness. Cutting several of the horses
loose he rushed from the barn barely
in t'me to save himself. The horses
would not leave the structure and
Follnier Loses His Suit.
In district court at Lincoln a decis-
ion was rendered against the claim of
former Land Commiss'oner George W.
Follemr for $1,500 attorney's fees paid
out of his own pocket to Captain E.
J. Murfin : of Lincoln in the Boyd coun-
ty land cases. The legislature has
turned the claim down for several ses-
sions , but last winter gave Mr. Follmer
permission to sue ; the state.
Big Barn Burned.
The large barn on Wm. Heir's place
two and one-half mles west of Mur-
dock burned down , last week. Twenty
tons of hay , 800 bushels of oats and
some harness were consumed. A 3-
year-old child of Mr. , Heier had started
a fire on the barn floor. The barn
which was erected , last summer at a
cost of about $3,000 . was insured for
Tlie school census shows that the
number of school children in the state
between the ages of 5 and 21 years is
373,067 , of which 189,673 : are boys and
183,394 are girls ; 209,220 children are
subject to the compulsory education
law and 169,772 are reported as having
attended school the length of timere
quired by law.
Fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed a
hay storehouse belonging to Chas.
Burkland at Sutherland. : The capac-
ity of the building was about a dozen
ar loads of baled hay , and it was
nearly full Only a- few bales were
removed after the fire' was discovered.
There was" no insurance.
Torrey Caught at Orleans.
Ira Torrey who shot his brother ,
Earl , near Oxford , in a quarrel over
Ira's pipe , and who afterwards fled
from home , was captured : by the sher-
iff of Harlan county at Orleans. Earl
Torrey , while severely injured will re-
cover , it is believed.
Court Enjoins : is"cwYatcr Works.
Receiver Slocum of the North Platte
Water Works company Friday secured
a temporary injunction in the federal
court against the city of North Platte ,
restraining the city from building or
ontracting : to build a new water works
Injury ' in Hay Press Fatal.
Henry Hbxie died at his home two
miles east of O'Neill Wednesday after-
noon. Two weeks ago he injured his
left leg and foot by crushing them , in
a hay baler. A week ago the leg was
amputated , and complications arose
which resulted in his death.
Two Eggs In One.
Dr. Person at Stanton found an egg
of unusual size , laid by a black Lan -
shan hen , which contained one y ,
and another yolk in a separate shell.
Electric Plant for Broken Bow.
It is believed that in a few months
Broken Bow will have a thoroughly
up-to-date electr'c light plant in good
working order , a : franchise having
been granted to Colorado parties. '
Six Calves in Two Years.
A cow , belonging to Henry Huff of
Bartlett , is the mother of six healthy
calves : , born in . the last two years ,
three at a time. The cow is a thor-
. ughbred red polled.
KINKAIDERS TAKING PATENTS.
Homesteaders Who Filed Five Years
Ago Now 3Iaking Final Proof.
Numerous homesteaders who filed
under the Kinkaid one-section law
several years ago , are now making
five-year proof on their claims. The
increase in value of real estate since *
settlement was made has made many :
of the claims more valuable than was
hoped for at the time of filing , and
many of the settlers have reason to re- -
joice because of having taken up
claims. There are numerous home-
steads , however , that are good for lit-
tle else than grazing , while portions ot )
many of the sections can be used for
farm lands. It is surmised that within
a few years much of the land will be
embraced in large ranches. Not a few ,
of those who homesteaded In western !
Nebraska under the Kinkaid law are
pretty well used to meandering around
in new countries and other goals will
bcken them on in time.
Some prosperous ' localities have
been developed in the last five years
by the "Kinkaiders , " and country
stores , churches and schools tend
to give an air of modernity to what a '
few years ago was a wilderness and
the home of the coyote and sand liz-
ard. Star mail routes now thread. the
prairies and the settlers are looking for
every convenience that can be hand
ily mustered. Though there are set-
tlers who have had a hard time , have
been set back by hail storms and
drouth , have been "up against it" in
various ways , many are prosperous
and getting a start of stock and have
produce to exchange for coin of the
realm and the necessities of life.
KENDALL'S DEATH BY SUICIDE.
Note in Pocket of Man Found Dead at
Union Clears Mystery. :
Later developments following thE
investigation of the death of Robert
Kendall , . of Union , whose body was
. found in his barn Monday evening ,
prove conclusively that it was a case
of suicide. Sheriff Quinton and Cor-
oner Clemens went to the farm Tues-
day night and he3 an inquest , the ver-
dict being that Mr. Kendall came to
his death by his own hand.
An examination of the body brought
to light a small : book in hIs coat pock-
et , and in the book he had written a
note stating that on account of ill
health he took this method ' of ending
his life , There' is no suspicion what-
ever of any foul play. It is now
known that Mr. Kendall's health has
been rapidly failing , although he had
said little about it He had no finan-
cial or family ' trouble , being owner ot
a large amount of land and personal
property. He has a wife and three
children to whom he was devoted. He
was a member of the Ancient Order of
United Workmen and the funeral will
probably be conducted by that order.
WO3IAN WAS BADLY BURNED.
Clothing Caught Fire When Too Weal
to Fight Flames.
Mrs. : Jennie Johnson , an old lady
who has been making' her home with
Mr. and Mrs. John Griffin in West
Beatrice , was. probably fatally burned
Sunday at rnoon at the Griffin home.
During the absence of the Griffins , her
clothing caught fire from a stove in
the Irtchen. Being weak she was in-
capable of helping herself and her
predicament was discovered by the 8-
year-old son of ! the Griffins , who extin-
guished the flames with a bucket of
Mrs. Johnson was removed to a local
hospital , where it was ascertained that
she had been , frightfully burned on her
right leg from the hip down. She is
68 years of'age and in a weakened
condition. It is thought she can not
Appeals Case Again.
Harry Vertress , of Union , who wai
awarded damages of $100 by a
jury in district court for injuries sus-
tained ; by the collapse of a county
bridge , filed : a motion asking for a new
trial. : He alleges , among other things
that the verdict of $100 is wholly in-
adequate to compensate him for the
injuries sustained. This case , which
has been three times tried in district
court and twice taken to the supreme
court , has cost the county about $1,500
for > legal talent and additional court
The committee appointed by the
county : board of York to make an esti-
mate of expenses for the year brought
in a report amounting to over $60,000.
This does not include school taxes. The
largest item is $22,500 for bridges ,
$5,000 ? for court and jail and $3,000 for
books and stationery.
Schools Arc Closed.
Owing to the prevalence of scarlet
fever ! and diphtheria the Sutherland I
schools have been ordered closed for
a period of two weeks , while church
ervices , entertainments ' etc. , will be
York Man Dies on Train.
While enroute to York D. C. West-
fall died on the Norfolk passenger
while the train was between Tarnov
and Platte Center.
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The federal census of manufactures ,
mines , quarries , petroleum and natural
gas for the year 1909 has been begun
under the direction of the United
States census bureau. This census , to-
gether with that of population and ag-
riculture , comprises / the principal in-
quiries embodied in the thirteenth de-
cennial census. Eventually about
1,800 special agents will be employed
in making the canvass , under the su-
pervision of William M. Stewart , chief
statistician for manufactures. Direct-
or of the Census Durand Is appointing
these agents from the eligible regis-
ters established as a result of the ex-
amination , held Nov. 3 , of candidates
for these positions. Extraordinary . pre- } ter , , ,
cautions have been taken by Director
Durand to assure the manufacturers
that all answers will be held confiden-
tial , this statement being prominently
displayed on the front page of the nu
merous schedules. It is also declared
that no publication will be made in
the census reports disclosing the name
or operations of individual establish-
. The act of
ments in any particular.
Congress provides that the bureau of
the census shall permit only its sworn
employes to examine the individual
! reports , and that any employe who
. shall , without the authority of the di-
rector of the census , publish or cornf f
municate any information coming into
his possession shall be guilty of a mis-
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President Taft in referring : to the f
fact that the postal service of this
country Is conducted at a loss of $17-
000,000 , suggested increasing the post-
al rates for magazines. The govern-
ment is paying the railroads more
than $50,000,000 a year for carrying j '
the mails. The charges are excessive
and could be reduced in all fairness '
sufficiently to make up for the $17-
000,000 deficit. Uncle Sam is paying
about $5,000,000 alone in yearly rent-
als for the mail cars , fully enough to l
pay the cost of their original construc-
tion. Three-fourths of this expense * v
could" be saved if the government own- ,
ed the- mail cars. Why is it that the X
railroads can afford to carry matter "f
for the express companies for a mere
fraction- ! of what the government is
charged for the mails ?
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The' balance : trade of the United
States , as shown by a comparison of
import and export figures for the last
three years , is leaning heavily toward
the deficit side of the scale. While
the lmp rts' for 1909 amounting to
51,475,520,205 , exceeded those of the
previous year by $359,146,118 , the ex
ports for 1909 ( totalling in value $ lr-
727,383,125 " , were less than those of ;
the preceding : year by $25,452,319.r
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A bill prepared by Secretary Ballin- / '
; er has been introduced in the Senate. / '
The purpose of the measure is to give
the ; department of the interior the au-
horlty ; ' to' sell mature , living ' and dead
and down timber on Indian lands , the
: proceeds to be used for the benefit of
the : Indians. The government has
such authority on the Minnesota res-
ervations , at present , and Secretary
Balllnger wsnts the law made gen.-
- - -
The General Land Office published a
statement showing that adverse reports
from its agents have been received in
the last year : on cases involving 150,000
acres of public lands , much of which is
coal lands , and that during eight years
past over 50,000 acres of coal lan'ds
have been , obtained by fraud and are
now worth $10,000,000. This is thought +
tQ imply some reflection on the preced-
ing administration. 7
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President Taft has granted a pardon '
to William Des Champs , a Flathead ,
Indian , of Montana , because of his .
poor health. The man was found guil- ,
ty of having introduced liquor on'
the , Indian reservation and
tenced to sixty days in jail and to pay
a fine. He had taken the liquor with
him in obedience to the directions of , +
his physicians to alleviate his suffer- ; f
ings from tuberculosis.
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It is announced ; by" the board of ,
directors of the anti-food trust league i i i
of Washington that applications for
200,000 membership cards have been l'
received. The object of the organi- H
zation is to secure lower prices for , } '
food material. h
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Miss Helen Taft , daughter of the
President , is lending her aid to the '
several thousand shirtwaist strikers
* " ' " .
Mrs. John Wilson , the step-mother of
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson , is .
dead at Traer , Iowa , at the age of 90 . "
_ _ . : '
: " : " .
The shooting and hunting of game , , .
by rural mail carriers while they are
officially employed on. the service o - . !
their routes , or the carrying of gunsfc * jff .
for that purpose , is 'to be prohibited
in the future. An order to this effect N. . 1
has beea issued by the postoffice dev . . , f I
partm nt. Complaints were received .
t tat delay in the delivery and collec- It ' I
bon of mail was caused at certain t , t
places by the practice of carriers nun > "i
ing and shootin game. I
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