Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, October 06, 1910, Image 2

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The Yalentine Democrat
I. M. RICE , - - - Publisher.
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Members of First Searching Party
Overcome by Afterdamp but a Sec.
ond Manages to Find and Relieve
Them-Colliery a Large Producer.
Monterey Mex.-Latest news from
the coal mine at Palu , where the ex-
, plosion occurred Friday night , indi-
! ciates ' that the loss of life will probably
fbe ! miners Mexi-
seventy-two , mostly Mes -
icans and Japanese. Only two bodies
ihave , been thus far recovered , owing to 1
the : presence of poisonous gases. The
'force ' of the explosion blew down all
I of the timbers in the slope from the
sixth lift to the surface. It blew out
the mouth of the slope , lifting twenty
feet of surface and closing the mine. <
The fanhouse was also blown down ,
but the fan and engine were not in-
jured. Entrance was made to the
mine through the second opening , but
all the ventiliating currents and air
steppings being destro'yed , it was im-
possible to penitrate into the mine far
enough to reach any of the miners.
The first rescue party was overcome
and a second party had to go in and
relieve them. They were overcome by ;
afterdamp , but were brought to the
surface and relieved in a few hours.
The rescue helmets , of which thE >
company has a full supply , could not
be used , as they were so heavy and
the place left to crawl through so small
that the men could not get through
with them on.
Bomb Wrecks Plant of Los Engele
Times-Editors and Printers are
Los Angles , Cal. - An attempt to de
stroy the residence of Gen. Harrison
Gray Otis , publisher of the Los An-
geles Times , by means of an infernal
machine was made Saturday afternoon.
Following as it does the explosion
which early Saturday , with a great loss
of life ; destroyed the building and
plant of the Times , a suspected effort
to blow up the auxiliary plant of that
and the of in-
paper finding a powerful -
fernal machine in the residence of Sec-
retary Zeehandelaar , of tne Merchants' ' '
t and Manufacturers' association , the at
tempted outrage has wrought this city
to an intense state of suspense and ex-
citement Gen. Otis and the responsi-
ble heals of the paper unequivocally
charge the Times building disaster and
the narrowly averted attempts at fur-
ther destruction of life and property to
labor union sources.
With equal emphasis the leaders of
union labor here and throughout the
state repudiate the accusation and
have offered all aid in their power in
the effort to detect the culprits.
i Aeroplanes Collide.
i ! Milan Italy. - The aviators Dixson
j . and Thomas collided whole circling the
aerodrome here at a rapid pace Satur-
day. The machines locked together
and crashed to the ground. Dixsftn
was taken out of the wreckage proba-
bly fatally hurt internally. Thomas
was injured about the legs , hands and
face , but hiS condition is less serious
$40,000 Cincinnati Fire.
Cincinnati , O. An explosion in an
automobile garage , the shock from
which was felt throughout Walnut
Hills , comprising a large part of the
residence section of this city , resulted
in a fire which did damage exceeding
Cornell Memorial Tablet. .
Ithica , N. Y.-Cornell university is
- to erect a memorial tablet in Goldwin
Smith hall in honor of the late Prof.
Goldwin Smith , upon which will be in-
scribed a copy of the clause in his will
bequeathing more than $600,000 uncon-
ditionally to Cornell.
. Gas Plant Explosion.
; Philadelphia.-Three men were kill
ed and a number injured in an ex-
plosion at the Richmond Gas works
of the United Gas Improvement com
pany. The dead were all employes.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City , To. - Saturday's quota-
tions on the local live stock market
follow Top beeves , $6.00. Top hogs
. " . $9.10. \
Hitt's Son Named.
Washington.-R. S. Reynolds Hitt ,
of Illinois , son of the late Representa-
tive Hitt , who for many years headed
t . . , the house committee on foreign affairs ,
r . has been appointed United States min
; 'ster to Guatemala.
- - Death Penalty for Negro.
Stanford , Ky.-Shay Pellman , the ne
gro assailant of 10-year-old Nancy Ran-
kin , was given a death sentence by the
Jury. Judge Walker set December-
tor the execution.
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Young Aviator Surpasses All Cross-
Country Flights In His Chicago to
Springfield ( III. ) .Trip-Out-Dis-
tances Special Train.
Springfield 111. What is looked up-
remarkable "
on as one of the most
feats in aerial navigation was accom-
: plished by Walter B. Brookins , in a 3
Wright biplane , Thursday , when he
successfully flew from Chicago to this
city , and in doing so he broke all cross-
country aeronautic records.
With \ only two stops , neither of
which was actually necessary , he made
the trip from Chicago to Springfield ,
a distance of 186 miles , in five hours
and forty-nine minutes , maintaining an
average speed of 32.7 miles an hour ,
and won the $10,000 prize offered by
a Chicago newspaper.
Along the entire route , from Chicago
to the state fair grounds here , hun-
dreds of thousands of people cheered
the daring young aviator as he passed.
As the great mechanical bird came
to the ground here in the presence of
40,000 people he was cheered vocifer-
ously for fully half an hour.
Brookins left Chicago at 9:15 a. m.
He dropped out of the clouds over the
fair grounds in Springfield at 4:45.
One of the first persons to grasp
the airman by the hand as he stepped
from his seat after the long and spec-
tacular flight was Gov. Charles S. De-
neen , who was followed by Mayor
John S. Schnepp of Springfield.
Forty-seven minutes after Brookins
rose from the ground In Washington
park , Chicago , the "Daylight Special" .
left the Park Row station over the Illi-
nois Central. A special car had been
attached in which traveled Wilbur
Wright , the airship inventor ; Roy
Knabenshue , special representative of
the Wright brothers ; members of the
Aero club of Illinois , and about forty
newspaper men.
After a flight of two hours and twen-
ty-eight minutes Brookins came to Gil-
man , where he arrived at 11:43. Brook-
Ins was far ahead of the train and he
decided to alight and await the arri-
val of the train.
The train arrived at Gilman at 12:15
and orders were given by the division
superintendent of the railroad to hold
the train until the biplane should re
sume Its flight The gasoline and wa
ter tanks were replenished , and after
the engines had been gone over care-
fully by Wright and Knabenshue ,
Brookins resumed his flight
From Oilman to Springfield the spe-
cial train and the aeroplane ran neck
and neck , first one forging ahead ,
then the other , but never at any time
more than a quarter of a mile apart
Brookins was forced at 3:20 to de
scend at Mt PulaskI for fuel , only
twenty-four miles from the state fair
grounds. The landing was one of
the most remarkable that has ever
been seen In the history of aviation.
Trees and fences surrounded him on
all sides and with perfect control he
picked out a spot , after soaring about
in a short circle , scarcely more than
half a block square , and landed square
In the center. The special train was
held up , the aeroplane's supplies again
were renewed , and at 3:45 he as-
cended again. From Pulaski to the
fair grounds a speed of thirty-five
miles an hour was maintained.
Joke May Cause Blindness.
Newark , N. J.-Miss Lucy Burton , a
young society woman of Dover , prob-
ably will be blind for life as the result
of the practical joke of a youth , the
son of , a neighbor , who Wednesday
blew a tube full of red pepper Into .
her face.
Dynamite and Fire In Mine Riot.
Buena Vista , Col.-one man was
tilled and considerable property de
stroyed by dynamite and fire in a
riot Wednesday among miner at Mon-
arch. 35 miles f . . g. , .
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New York and Washington Officials
Take Steps to Prevent Scourge
Reaching This Country.
Paris.-Reports from Italy through
private sources declare that Ital-
Ian emigrants from the districts
of that country which are scourged
with cholera are being shipped at
Genoa for the United States.
The French press echoes the French
government's resentment at Italy's :
concealment of the cholera situation
and points out that , while the authori-
ties at Naples notified other Italian
cities of the presence of cholera and
refused to clear steamers for other ;
Italian ports , they insisted abroad
that , the disease was gastroenteritis
and gave the steamers bound for
French and other Mediterranean ports
clean bills of health.
New York. - The most effective
precautions possible are already
being taken against the en
trance of cholera infection into this
country , said Dr. Alvah H. Doty ,
health officer of the port of New York
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New Action Against American Re-
fining Company Is Ordered by At-
torney General Wickersham.
Washington.-Orders from the At
torney general to District Attorney
Wise In New York to smash the sugar
trust went out Monday and the ac
tion will be filed there within a week.
An amended petition , though much
more comprehensive in its charges ,
has been prepared after a conference
between the attorney general , Dis-
trict Attorney Wise , Special Attorney
Simson and Mr. McReynolds.
It charges the sugar trust with vio
lation of the Sherman anti-trust law
and the court is asked to dissolve the
trust and issue an injunction restrain-
ing the American Sugar Refining com-
pany of New Jersey from voting the
shares of the subsidiary companies
pending the redistribution of these
shares among their original owners.
The action will be in all respects sim-
ilar to that which resulted In the
smashing of the Standard Oil company
In the United States circuit court and
in a general way it resembles the ac
tion against the tobacco trust
Standing of the Various Clubs In the
Leading Baseball
Clubs. W. L. P.C.I Clubs. W. L. P.C.
hicago . .93 47 . .664Cinc'nati | . .73 74 .497
? ew Tork.84 59 .5873t. | Louis. . .69 82 .419
3Ittsburg .82 62 .669'Brooklyn . .60 85 .414
PhildTia .73 71 .507Boston | . . . . 50 94 .347
PhildTIa .98 46 .681 Cleveland .67 76 .469
New York.82 61 .573 Chicago . . .62 83 .428
Detroit . . .82 64 . .568Wash'ton | .63 82 .435
Boston . . . .79 65 .54913t. | Louis. . .45 101 .303
51u City.105 57 .649 Omaha . . . 82 79 .509
Denver . .99 62 .616 St. J'seph. 71 90 .441
Lincoln . . 92 68 .676 \ D. Molnes. 68 93 .423
IVichlta . . .87 76 .534 ropeka . . 42 120 .257
Ask Pardon for Walsh.
Washington.-A petition for the im-
mediate pardon of John R. Walsh , the
Chicago banker now serving a term in
Fort Leavenworth prison for irregu-
larities in connection with the failure
of the three Walsh banks , was filed
Saturday in the department of justice
by George T. Buckingham , represent-
ing the wife and sons of the prisoner.
Twenty-Eighth Aviator Killed.
Muelhausen , Germany. - Aviator
Flochmann , who was injured when his
biplane { collapsed at a height of 150
feet , died Thursday : without having re-
oveved consciousness. This makes the
twenty-eighth death this year.
Painting Brings $200,000.
Paris.-Rubens' famous painting ,
"The Bath of Diana , " the pride of
Brussels , , was sold Wednesday to an
American for $200,000. It was for-
merly in the possession of Frau
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Platform Indorses Administrations of
Taft and Hughes , Says Payne Tat
iff . Law Is Success and Commend
Work of Last Congress.
Saratoga , N. Y.-The followinj
ticket was nominated by the Repuh .
lican state convention on Wednesday :
For Governor-Henry L. Stimson of
New York.
Lieutenant Governor - Edward
Schoeneck of Onondaga.
, Secretary of State-Samuel S. Koe-
nig of New York.
Comptroller-James Thompson of
Valley Falls.
Treasurer-Thomas F. Fennell of
Attorney General-Edward R. O'Mal-
ley of Buffalo.
State Engineer and Surveyor-
Frank M. Williams of Madison.
The platform as adopted indorses
the administrations of President Taft
and Governor Hughes ; declares that
the Payne tariff law has been a suc-
cess , and refers with approval to the
work of the last congress. It pledges
the continuance of the state graft in-
quiry "until all wrongdoing capable of
exposure shall be brought to light. "
The plank relating to direct primaries
is brief , but admits of no misconstruc-
tion. "We promise legislation which
will enact these principles into law , "
is the pledge.
The tariff plank says :
"The Payne tariff law reduced the
average rate of all duties 11 per cent.
By increasing the duties of some lux-
uries and articles not of ordinary use ,
making , however , no increase on any
common food product , it turned a na
tional deficit into a surplus. Under
Its first year of operation the value of
Imports free of duty was the greatest
In our history by $109,000,000 and the
average rate of duty was less than un
der the Wilson law. Unlike that Demo-
cratic law , its great reductions of duty
have not stopped industry or deprived
labor of any part of its hire. It gives
free trade with the Philippine islands
and it establishes a customs court.
Its maximum and minimum rates give
us for tie : first time equality of oppor- :
tunity with other nations In our for- I
eign trade.
"A Republican congress Is necessary
to provide needed appropriations for
this board and to assure business and
labor that changes in rates will be
made only' to equalize the difference
In cost of production and not to re
duce rates to the free trade , or purely
revenue , basis favored by the Demo-
cratic party. Advance in the cost of
living are only the local reflection of a
tendency that is world-wide and can-
not be truthfully said to be due to the
present tariff. "
Court Refuses to Direct Verdict In
Case Against Governor of Iowa ;
Executive Will Take Stand.
Des Moines , Ia. - Overruling
the motion for a directed verdict
by attorneys for Governor B. F. Car-
roll Judge James A. Howe left it for
the : jury to decide as to whether the
chief : executive of Iowa was guilty or
innocent of the crime of libeling John
Shoots Wife ; Kills Child. '
Philadelphia. Following a night of
quarreling with his wife at their home
in Oakview , Delaware county , John
Green , a carpenter and father of nine
hlldren , Thursday shot and fatally
wounded his wife and killed their thir- .
teen-months-old infant.
Auto Ambulance for Insane.
New York.-The ftest automobile
ambulance ever built for the exclusive
andling of insane patients Is shortly
to be put in service at Belle rue hos-
pital here.
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Wisconsin Republicans Declare Payr
Tariff Law Falls to Carry Out
Party Pledge.
MadIsonVis.Sharp criticism of
the Payne tariff law. a demand tor
the physical valuations of railroads
and unstinted praise of Senator La
Follette as the pioneer "progressive
are the principal planks of the plat-
form adopted by the Republican state
convention Wednesday.
Indorsement of the state's stronglY
"Insurgent" delegation In congress
and a slap at President , Taft are ex-
pressed in the following resolution :
"Wisconsin Is to be congratulated
upon having representatives in tbe
senate and house who remained true
to the people and to the national plai
form of the party , notwithstanding
the efforts to punish them , for so dc -
ing bv withdrawal : of federal patro-
. .
On the tariff the platform says :
"The Pavne-Aldrich tariff is not a
compliance with the pledge of the
Republican party In its national plal
form. The true basis of protectiv
tariff is the difference between the
cost of production at home and
abroad. and we hold any increased
cost of production of living of Amer-
ican labor should be accompanied by ;
compensating tariff duties.
"The present tariff board has no
power of investigation , and Is not re-
quired to report to congress. We fa-
vor the creation of a nonpartisan
tariff committee empowered to ascei -
tain the cost of production In this and
other countries , and required to make
frequent reports of the information
gained in cpngress.
"Upon the information so obtained
congress should proceed to revise the
different schedules Independently ot
each other , according to tru pro-
tective tariff principles. "
Madison , Wis. - Wisconsin Demo-
crats , In state platform convention , at
which Chairman J. E. Davies , who pre-
, sided , predicted a Democratic victory
this fall , adopted a platform with iead
Ing planks as follows :
Endorses the national platform of
1908 ; declares the Republican syrten
of tariff economically : unsound , po-
litically corrupt and legalized robbery ; ;
the Payne-Aldrich tariff act is cr.llec
an indefensible masterpiece of injus-
tice. Favors a national income tax ,
favors the election of United States
senators by direct vote , opposes ship
subsidies , denounces the RepuhHcar
postal bank law , favors the conserva-
tion of national resources and de
nounces the present administration , ,
especially Secretary Ballinger ; state
regulation and control of trusts , more
stringent corrupt practice act , home
rule for municipalities : : , popular vote
on the initiative , referendum and re
call , and comes out flatly against coun-
ty option.
Legislator Beckemeyer Swears Browne
Said "This Is Lorimer Money"
When Paying Him $1,000.
Chicago.-Sensational testimony was
introduced into the senatorial investi-
gation of Senator William Lorimer's
election Thursday when Representa-
tive H. J. C. Beckemeyer of Carlyle ,
Ill. , testified that , after being requested
to vote for Lorimer by Lee O'Neii
Browne , minority leader In the legisla
ture , he was handed $1,000 by the lat
ter , with the statement : "This Is Lori-
mer money.
It was the first time since the hear.
Ing began that direct testimony was
offered connecting the junior senator
from Illinois with the alleged corrup-
tion that existed during the forty-
sixth general assembly. Heretofore
when testimony of the payment of
money to legislators was brought in
the plea of the defense has always
been that the money was not paid for :
the election of Senator Lorimer , but
for : other and extraneous legislative
matters-the "jack-pot , ' In short
Beckemeyer : told Senator Frazer
that ; he understood he was getting the
$1,000 for voting for Lorimer , but said
there was no promise made to him by
anyone that he should receive any
money for his vote.
Six Armed Bandits Take $130 From
Passengers on St. Paul Inter-
urban Train.
St. Paul , Minn. - Six armed
bandits secured $180 on a crowded in-
terurban street car , nourished knives
and revolvers in the faces of passen-
gers , fought their way to the rear of
tbe car and made their escape in
broad daylight.
The car was Minneapolis-bound \
interurban and the crowd in the aisle
made no effort to stop the men. At
Eleventh avenue one of the men sig-
naled to the motorman to stop the
car : , and with knives still in their
hands the bandits backed down the
Biplane : Beaten by Auto.
Poughkeepsie. N. Y. - Driving an au-
amobile. . his Fiat "Cyclone , " Ralph De
Palma Thursday defeated Eugene Ely
In a biplane of the Curtiss pattern at
the driving park circling ; the mile
track three times * in :53Vi. :54 and
:564f : , respectively.
Omaha Gets Postmasters.
Richmond , Va.-Omaha was Thun.
da" selected by the national conven-
lion of postmasters of the first class
as the place for the next annual meot
lng ! of the association. I
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Got Two Votes and Declines. 'j
W. H. McCowen of Curtis , whose
name was written on the populist ' bal I
lot , found himself at the close of th * I
primaries the populist nominee for- I I
state senator in the Twenty-ninth j
senatorial district. -Mr. McCowen had-
received two votes , according to thft : .
tabulation in the office of the secre 1
tary of state. These two votes mad- I
him the populist nominee under the-
law. Not caring to accept the nomi-
nation , Mr. : McCowen filed a declina-
tion with the secretary of state. This
caused the populist senatorial com-
mittee to go to the trouble of holding"
a meeting and formally nominating
George Sayer of Cambridge to fill the-
vacancy caused 'by the declination or-
the man who got two votes on th
populist ticket. A full history of the-
transaction , together with full pro-
ceedings of the populist committee- .
when it filled the vacancy , has been
filed with the secretary of state. Mr. .
Sayer was already the democratic-
nominee In the same district.
Condition of the State Banks.
The abstract of the condition of in
corporated , private and savings banks-
of Nebraska , at the close of business
August 25 , just completed by Secre-
tary Royse of the state banking board .
shows a total of 659 banks reporting.
The average reserve is a fraction over
29 ) per cent , or nearly double the-
amount required by law. The total
number of depositors is 225,001. Thfr
August report shows a falling off of
$1,725,000 in deposits since the previ-
ous report in May , but it also shows
an Increase of nearly half a million-
dollars over the corresponding period ? :
in the year 1909. Other comparisons
show a growth in banking Interests-
during the entire year.
Bar Commission Appointed.
The supreme court has appointed/
the following commission to examine-
applicants for admission to the bar :
Walter L. Anderson of Lincoln sec-
retary , reappointed ; J. G. Bseler .
North Platte ; R. A. Batty , Hastings .
C. E. Reavis , Falls City ; Ge01geV _ \
Shields , Omaha.
The court has appointed the follow-
ing committee to report resolutions inr :
regard to\ ihe : death of Judge Lake of
Omaha , one . of the first members of
the supreme court : E. Wakeley. ,
Omaha ; B. l \ B. Kennedy , Omaha-
E. F. Warren , Na raska City : Charles :
Wfredon , Lincoh. . ; E. F. Gray : , Fro-
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To Sue Cra tree.
Attorney General Thompson iIa
been asked by Secretary * Ludden ol
the state board of eaucaon and c :
majority of its members \G bring
whatever action he thinks ' 'proper
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against Prof. J. W. Crabtree to recover -
$698 alleged to have been taken froi - ,
the school book fund and used to pj y I"
salaries of Peru Normal school tea < .y
> rs.
The populist state committee whiclr
recently met and decided to pull ofL
Its nominees for secretary of state
and railway commissioner and to fuse
with the democrats have filed forma
notice with the secretary of state that
the committee decided to nominate
Mr. Pool of Tecumseh for secretary-
of state and MrHayden of Lincoln
for railway commissioner. " Pool and * .
Hayden are democratic nominees.
The state board of public lands an ( ?
buildings has voted to expend $10,001
apportioned by the last legislature foi
a sewer for the soldiers' home at
Grand Island the appropriation -
, being-
made by the legislature with the pro-
viso that no part of the money shal
be expended unless connection shalF
be made with the Grand Island city-
sewer system.
The state superintendent has an-
thorized ; the use of the fire text book
recommended by Fire Warden John-
son. He has designated November 4 =
as fire day. Programs will 'be given ,
in the schools of the state calling at-
tention to the danger of fires and the
iced of care to prevent them.
One hundred and eight additional
students have registered in the uni-
versity , most of these being Lincoln :
city teachers or post-graduate
dents. The figure for the semester's
registration now stands at 2,135 , am
increase o [ 132 over the correspond-
ing figure last year.
A special term of the federal court
will be held in Lincoln , beginning Oc-
tober 10 , to try cases involving mat-
ters that date back previous TO the ?
division of the state. Xo other mat-
ters will be tried at this term. Fifty-
petit jurymen are being drafted to
compose the venire.
Secretary Whitten of the commer-
cial club has received a letter from
Maryland [ stating that a large delega-
tion will be here from that state to
attend the Farmers' National con-
ess. Both Iowa and Wisconsin haver
! mt word that large delegations wilt * * "f )
, be here from these states. A special
train will leave Chicago at 10 p. m _
an October 4 , via the Northwestern
for Lincoln , arriving Wednesday even-
Ing , October 5 , about 6 o'clock , which "
is expected to bring thousand .
a east-
.ern delegates.
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