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VALENTINE , NEB.
I. M. RICE , - - - Publlshei
TWO EXPLOSIONSS OCCUR IN A
WASHINGTON MINE. SHOCK
FELT LONG WAY.
FORCE OF BUSTS TERRIFIC
Showers of Earth , Timbers and Bits
of Clothing Worn by Victims Are
Blown from Stope of Colliery Gas
Combustion the Cause.
Seattle , Wash. Two explosions oc
curring withia a few minutes of each
other Sunday morning resulted in the
death of twelve men in the Lawson
mine at Black Diamond , thirty miles
southeast of Seattle.
Seven men going down on shift and
five men coining up were caught be
tween the first and sixth levels , and it
is almost certain that all perished.
Natural gas combustion is assigned as
the cause. AH men were foreigners.
The force of the explosion was terri
fic , showers of earth , timbers and bits
of clothing being blown from the slope
of the mine. Timbers sixteen inches
thick and eight feet long were blown
half a mile. A big section of steam
pipe was blown a similar distance and
sank fifteen feet in the ground.
The shock felt like an earthquake ,
and many for miles around thought
that that was what had happened.
As soon as the extent of the disaster
was known rescue parties went into
the mine to the rescue of any miners ,
who might be alive. It is not believed
that any of the men in the stope es
As far as known the twelve men in
the tramcars were the only ones in
the mine at the time of the explosion
The coal mines at Black Diamond are
owned by the Pacific Coast company.
Soon after the explosion the mine
began the cave in , indicating that all
the tunnels were wrecked. It is very
doubtful if the mine will be reopened.
The damage is estimated at $250,000.
The only cause mine officials assign
for the explosion is that the gas
chamber may have broken and the gas
Ignited from a match struck by ; j
Pension Roll Decrease.
Washington. While the number of
pensioners on the rolls of the United
States decreased during the past fiscal
year by more than 25,000 , the average
annual value of each pension at the
close of the year was slightly more
than $2 greater than a year previously ,
when it was $169.82 , according to the
annual report of James L. Davenport ,
commissioner of pensions.
The disbursements for pensions dur
ing the year amounted to $159,974-
056.08 , a decrease as compared with
the previous year of $1,999,647.69 The
annual value of the pension roll at the
end of the year was $158,332,391.82.
The number of new names added to
the pensions rolls during the last fiscal
year totaled 29,219 and the number of
losses 54,330 , making a net decrease
of 25,111. The running expenses of the
bureau and agencies decreased nearly
$200,000 during the past year , $2,657-
673 being required to carry on the
Owes Life to His Dog.
Council Bluffs , la. John B. Keeline.
A banker of this city , owes his life to
his faithful spaniel , which prevented
the banker from drowning in Big lake ,
near this city. Keeline was hunting
ducks and waded into the water. Sud
denly he sank into a bed of quicksand
to his armpits. The dog swam to his
master's assistance and supported the
sinking man for an hour until he was
rescued by two other hunters , who hap
pened to hear Keeline cry for aid.
Low Water Hinders Work.
Sioux City , la. Engineers who have
been engaged in work on the Missouri
river in the -vicinity of Sioux City this
summer , declare the stream has been
lower than for years. They say that
throughout the year there has been
less water in the river than in years
past. Even this spring , when the river
was expected to come up to a high
stage , it did not rise.
Football Injuries Prove Fatal. .
Roanoke , Va. James Mock , a stu
dent at the Roanoke college.died from
injuries received in a football game
He was a native of Damacas , Ga.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City , lo. Saturday's qouta-
tion on the local live stock market
were as follows : Top beeves $5.00 to
$5.50. Top hogs , $8.45.
$100,000 Fire in Louisiana.
Stables , La. Fire of unknown on
gin SundP-y destroyed the planing mil
of the Cmlf Lumber company here
and for several hours threatened to
.spread to other buildings. About 2-
500,000 feet of lumber also burned
The loss is estimated at $100,000.
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Montevideo. ' The revolutionary
movement is spreading. Armed par
ties have avi > eared in all districts.
Many f tie "soldiers on the govern
ment njcte are tiein brought into rthe
city. V-- . v.5 , , . . . . *
PREMIER IS RETAINED BY FAL-
LIERES TO REORGANIZE
CRISIS COMES OVER STRIKE
Dissensions Arise Among Ministers ,
After Vote of Confidence Adopted
by Deputies , Over Labor Problems
-Brland Wants United Body.
Paris. Acceding to the urgent re
quest of President Fallieres , following
the tendering of his resignation by
each member of the French cabinet
Wednesday , Premier Brland set out at
once upon the task of forming a new
The new cabinet will be largely the
old ministry reorganized , with the dis
tribution of the portfolios , made with
special reference to a solution of the
vexatious labor problems.
The news of Premier Brland's ac
tion came on Paris like a thunderclap
with no previous warning. The coun
try seemed to be thoroughly In sup
port of M. Brland.
The collective resignation of the
ministers was the direct result of the
bitter attacks made in the chamber of
deputies upon the government's action
In suppressing the recent railroad
strike. Although a strong Republican
majority voted strongly in support of
the government , dissensions arose at
a recent meeting of the ministry and
M. Brland announced that a united
body would be . .neededto meet the
new and serious labor problems which
had grown out of the labor troubles.
At the meeting at which M. Brland
suggested the resignation he said that
he had been violently accused and
even charged with scheming to throt
tle public liberty. He knew , he said ;
that his detractors had been repudi
ated by the Republican confidence
vote , but he considered a new min
istry necessary to meet the Impending
Just what M. Brland's program of
future legislation provides had not
been made known to the public when
the resignation of the cabinet was an
INDICT- LAWYER FOR BRIBERY
Charles E. Erbstein , Who Defended
Lee O'Neil Browne , Is Charged
. With Corrupting a Juror.-
Chicago. A true bill , naming Attor
ney Charles E. Erbstein as defendant ,
was Wednesday returned by the Octo
ber grand jury as a result of the al
leged confession of Grant McCutchen ,
a juror In the second trial of Lee
O'Neil Browne , that he had been paid
money by Erbstein after having voted
for the acquittal of Browne.
The offense in connection with
which the indictment is returned is
covered by a section of the statutes ,
and the punishment provided conteiji-
plates a term in the penitentiary cfr
a fine. Bail was fixed at $10,000.
NEW REPUBLIC IS MENACED
Lisbon Regiments Threaten Revolt
Unless They Are Granted Pensions
and Promised Promotion.
Lisbon. The overthrow of Portu
gal's monarchy may result In a mili
tary revolution within the new gov
ernment. The Second and Fifth regi
ments Wednesday addressed a round
robin to Provisional President Braga
threatening to rebel if they are not
granted the promised pensions and
promotions for helping to depose King
Manuel. Many other demands have
been made and it is believed the gov
ernment will meet them in order to
prevent serious disorders.
L C. EX-OFFICIALS ARE HELD
-larriman , Taylor and Ewing Placed
Under $10,000 Bond on Charge
Chicago. Frank B. Harrlman , for-
aer general manager of the Illinois
Central railroad ; John M. Taylor , for-
aer general storekeeper , and Charles
j. Ewing , former general superintend-
int of northern lines at Chicago , were
ound over to the grand jury by Mu-
Icipal Judge Mancha Bruggemeyer on
he charge of being parties to a con-
piracy to defraud the railroad. Their
all was placed at $10,000 each. The
ends were furnished by Henry B.
mlth , an insurance agent
Strikers Wreck Tailor Shop.
Chicago. Five thousand striking
arment workers and sympathizers
Wednesday wrecked the tailor shop
t A. Lott & Co. , at West Ohio and
ickerdlke streets , pulling machines
om the floor and carrying them into
le street. More than a dozen persons
ere cut and bruised in the clash with
aout fifty policemen. Twenty strikers
ere arrested on . > charges of disorder-
conduct and Inciting riot.
Lives With Broken Neck.
Bowling Green , Ky. Millard Baker
this place is at St. Joseph's hos-
tal here suffering from a broken
; ck as the result of a line plunge in
game in which he played full back
veral days ago. His condition is
Six Drown With. Fishing Smack.
Berwick , " England.- SIx , persons are
ported'to./h'ave perished when the
birig snla.ck 'Gleaner * foundered off
. Aib's head Wednesday In a heavy
f p. . j . 'j l'U * f
, - FATHER AND. THE FURNACE FIRE
JOHNSTONS BREAKS WORLD'S
ALTITUDE RECORD AT CLOSE
OF AVIATION MEET.
( S WINNER OF $2,000 PRIZE
Lack of Fuel Prevents Daring Aviator
Going Still Higher Moissant Cap
tures Another Purse Englishman
Falls in Speed Event.
New York. The international avia
tion meet was brought to a close in a
blaze of glory Monday when Ralph
Johnstone , flying in a Wright "baby"
biplane , a craft which he drove for
the first time In his aerial flights ,
broke the world's altitude record by
ascending to a height of 9,714 feet.
For his daringly spectacular feat
he received a prize of $2,000. If he
had been able to soar just 287 feet
higher he would have won an addi
tional prize of $5,000 offered on the
condition that the altitude record be
over 10,000 feet. He was prevented
from reaching this height because his
machine would not climb and more
on account of luck of fuel.
It took Jo'-cstone about one hour
and twenty-vTh. minutes to reach his
highest pcun _ i the sky. For an hour
he was utterly beyond the sight ; of
the naked eye. He made his descent
from the perilous height of almost
two miles in the air in less than sbc
A great air race from Belmont Park
around the Statue of Liberty In New
York bay and return for a bet of
510,000 a side probably will result
from a challenge issued by Claude
Srahame-White to John B. Moissant
The challenge is the result of Sun
day's race over the same course in
which Moissant defeated the English
man by forty-three seconds.
Grahame-White issued the formal
challenge and the Chicago aviator
; ald he would accept it
Moissant , flying the Bleriot In which
ae captured the Statue of Liberty
prize , won the Aero Club of America's
llstance prize of $2,000. In two hours
le made the course fifty-six times , a
: otal distance of about eight-seven
ind one-half miles.
Moissant made a sensational land-
ng In front of the grand stand , smash-
ng his propeller and breaking one
vheel of his monoplane. He climbed
Hit of the machine , however , unin-
ured. Latham was second in the
ace with thirty-five laps.
Grahame-White , who was flying In
h speed race against McCurdy , over-
nrned in front of the grand stand
md was burled under the machine ,
lelpers lifted the machine off him
.nd he walked out limping slightly ,
raving his hand to the crowd to let
hem know he was nat seriously In
ured. His machine was damaged.
\ M. C. A. RETAINS OLD BASIS
inly Evangelical Church Members
Shall Have Votein Government
Toronto , cOnt. At it closing sea-
ion the thirty-seventh annual con-
entlon of the Y. M. C. A. decided
aat there shall be no change In the
resent evangelical basis of the as-
aciatlon , which provides that only
tembers of evangelical churches shall
ave a vote In the association's or-
Indict 28 In Rail Rate War.
Toledo , O. Twenty-eight Indlct-
lents against officials of the Hocking
alley railroad and nine against the
unday Creek Coal company were re-
irned Wednesday by the United
bates grand Jury , charging diBcrlmi-
itlon In freight rates.
Rob Ohio Bank of $9,000.
Hilllard , O. Burglars blew open
10 safe of the'Merchants' and Farm
's * bank' Tuesday night aad got
i.OOO. They escaped in a stolen
> rse and buggy.
BOMB CAUSES WILD PANIC
BELIEVED EXPLOSION DUE TO
"BLACK HAND" MISCREANTS.
Three-Story Building in Italian Colon )
Is Partly Wrecked No One
Chicago , A bomb wrecked the
three-story brick building at No. 2107
South Clark street , which was occu
pied by a number of Italian families ,
early Tuesday. A wild panic among
the occupants Immediately followed
the detonation , many leaping from
the lower windows , while others
rushed down the stairways.
The explosion , which is declared by
the police to have been the work of
"Black Hand" immigrants , blew in al
most the entire front of the building
on the ground floor , which is occupied
as a grocery. Part of the wall was
demolished and all the windows were
shattered. The shock made the build
ing totter , and those asleep , believing
it was collapsing , were almost helpless
in their fright.
By the time a policeman , hearing
the bomb's report , had reached the
building , it had been emptied entirely
of its occupants , many of whom stood
shivering in their light attire. A call
to a police station brought detectives ,
who , however , were unable to find a
clue to the perpetrator.
The detectives learned that Antonio
Frenzi , proprietor of the grocery , who ,
with his family , is an occupant of the
buildfhg , had received a number of
threatening letters directing him to
put $1,000 in a certain place within a.
certain time , which had elapsed.
DEPUTIES STIR UP TUMULT'
Disorder in French Chamber During
Strike Debate Rivals Turbulence
Paris. The debate on the railway
strike in which the government has
been bitterly attacked in the cham
ber of deputies by the Socialists , has
taken a new and dramatic turn.
During Saturday's session , which
was not only the most violent in the
history of the French parliament , but
rivaled in disorder and turbulence
the sessions of the national conven
tion during the French revolution ,
Premier Briand , smarting under the
repeated attacks of M. Jaures , the
leader of the Socialists , and others ,
leaped to his feet and , defending the
cabinet's suppression of the strike as
a revolutionary outbreak , exclaimed :
"If the actual laws had been insuf
ficient we would not have hesitated
to resort even to illegality for the pur
pose of preserving the fatherland. "
An uproar followed these words.
The Socialists Jumped up and were
Joined by a number of radicals. With
shouts of anger they moved towards
Lhe tribune , crying "Resign ! Dictator ,
resign ! "
Finally , M. Brisson , president of
the chamber , amid cries from the So
cialists , adjourned the debate.
Mistrial In Bribe Hearing.
Springfield , HI. After a fruitless
leliberation of forty-three hours , the
| ury 'which considered the evidence
igalnst Senator Stanton C. Pember-
: on and Representative Joseph S.
Clark , charged with conspiracy tq
: o'mmit 'bribery in connection wfth a
itate furniture contract , was unable
: o agree upon a verdict and was dis-
nlssed by Judge Owen P. Thompson
Auto Kills D. A. R. Leader.
Washington. Mrs. Alfred Wood ,
ged sixty-five , who was run down by
n automobile after alighting from a
treet car , died Tuesday of her in-
uries. She was prominent In Daugh-
ers of the American Rerolu-
Kills His Alleged Rival.
Toledo , VO. William Fitzgerald was
hot and instantly killed by Gottlieb
llingbeil Tueday. Klingbell asserts
tiat Fitzgerald was trying to win his
rtf * away from him.
AWARD MINE HEROES MEDALS
FIFTY-EIGHT PERSONS ADDED TO
Thirteen Brave Fellows at Cherry Dis
aster Receive Recognition Widows
and Children Remembered.
Plttsburg , Pa. Fifty-eight names
were added to the Carnegie hero list
in the United States by the Carnegfe
hero fund commission at its fall meet
ing. For acts of heroism thirty sliver
and twenty-eight brgnze medals were
awarded the life savers or their fami
lies In cases where death resulted.
While heroes and heroines come
from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific ,
the greatest number ( sixteen ) come
The Cherry mine disaster has been
considered and thirteen heroes are
named from its rescuing parties. First
of all Is Isaac Lewis , liveryman , who
rescued so many miners and then lost
his life. His widow is given a silver
medal and $40 per month pension ,
with $5 additional for each of three
children until they become sixteen
years of age.
Other heroes of the Cherry mine
extended medals and pecuniary re
wards are Domlnik Ferment , Andrew
McLuckie , Alexander Norburg , Henry
Stewart , Robert Clark , James Speir ,
John Bundy , Jonn Sznabrlnskl ,
Charles Waite , John Flood , Walter
Walte and George Eddy.
Allen S. Blood , a school boy ol
Grayville , 111. , is awarded a bronze
medal for saving three young men
from drowning. James L. McFarland
of West Frankfort , 111. , gets a bronze
medal for saving Ruby Cantrell , a flf-
t ° n-y ear-old girl , from being run over
by a train.
Henry P. McCoy of Tucson , Ariz. ,
tried to save Frank L. Sherrer at Men-
don , 111. , from suffocating by gas. Ho
gets a bronze medal and $1,000 as
needed. Charles Evans of Mendon ,
111. , almost lost his life In the same
attempt at rescue and gets a bronze
medal' and $1,000.
STRIKERS AND POLICE CLASH
Garment-Workers at Chicago Stone
Shops Thousand More Walk Out
Society Women to Aid.
Chicago. Policeman Edward Engel-
meyer was injured and six men and a
seventeen-year-old girl were arrested
In a riot of striking garment workers
In front of Tieson & Co.'s tailor shop
in West Division street Tuesday.
Bricks were thrown by the crowd ,
which numbered over a thousand men
and women , and windows in the first
floor of the tailoring plant and in ad
jacent dwellings were shattered.
Another riot occurred in Market
street , near Adams , when a band of
500 strikers Invaded the loop district.
Mounted policemen , caring not where
they drove , spurred their horses upon
the sidewalk and into the crowd. The
action was greeted with hisses from
crowds thronging the streets and in
For a time a clash between the
workers and the uniformed men was
Imminent , but the appearance of more
policemen on foot , who forced the
marchers to disperse , prevented more
While the police were battling with
the paraders , 1,000 more workers
walked out In the various shops in
the loop district and joined the ranks
of the union. The walkout , however ,
had been expected , and before the
strikers could form in line to parade
the streets a squad of policemen , sum
moned by a riot call , dispersed them.
A dozen tailoring establishments
signed union agreements. Workers
who had quit at the strike order re
turned to these shops.
Becoming desperate at the progress
of the strike , officials of the firm of
Hart , Shaffner & Man , whose shops
are practically closed as the result of
the general walkout , are said to have
appealed to Sheriff Strassheim for aid.
They requested , It Is declared , that
the sheriff swear in the employes now
in their shops as deputies and permit
them to carry revolvers and "bil
Fifty prominent society -women are
said to have offered their assistance
In picketing and doing other aid work
in the strike , following a meeting In
: he headquarters of the Women's
Frade Union league.
BATTLES WITH THIEF , DIES 1
insurance Man Is Shot by Burglai
While Wife and Children
Chicago. After a despen e hand-to-
land encounter with a burglar who
md entered his home at 2138 Fulton
ttreet , Sunday night. Guy Wil-
lams , a solicitor for the Prudential
Jfe Insurance company , was shot and
: illed by the Intruder.
Williams' wife and two young so .s ,
owering behind a door but a few
eet distant , saw in the dimlj' lighted
com tee struggle of the husband and
ather with the burglar. They saw
he two men light for mastery. Thej
aw the flash of the revolver shot.
Inspect the Gatun Dam.
Panama. The members of tht
imerican Institute of Mining Engic
eer ? to the number of 450 , with their
imilies. arrived here Tuesday night
fter a tour of Gatun dam. They in
pected the Culebra cut.
Ex-Governor of Kansas Dying. P
Atchison , Kan. G. W. Click , forT - a
: T governor of Kansas , who was in- n
ired last winter when he fell down b
flight of steps , is growing weaker P
nd his physician salt ! Wednesday be .hi
ould cot live lona. si
BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING.
Consideration , of the Biennial R
quest Takes Time.
' At a meeting of the board of r
gents' held Thursday much time was
given to consideration of the universi
ty's appropriation request to be made
to the next legislature. Final decfc
slon on this matter was not reached.
It was voted to have the pipe or
gan given by the alumni to the unp
The resignation of H. Clyde Filley ,
who holds a scholarship in the uni
versity , was accepted. Mr. Filley is
running for the legislature from
Hayes county. He did not care to b
on the payroll of a state Institution ;
while running for office.
Professor Brownell's title was
shortened to 'professor of physical
science in the teachers' college. "
The resignation of Professor BoydV
Dr. Everett and Mr. Watson were ac-
* cepted. The ad interim appointment ?
made by the chancellor were ap
The board devoted one hour to listening -
ening to the deans explain the needi
of their departments.
The board voted to give Prof. . A. L
Haecker a partial leave of absence ,
the time which he will devote to uni
versity work to be arranged by Mr.
Haecker and Chancellor Avery. Pro
fessor Haecker is the dairy expert al
the state farm.
< * *
Trying to Get Roosevelt. ' " '
An effort is being made to ge-
Theodore Roosevelt to address the Ne
braska State Teachers' association al
Its meeting in Lincoln , November 23 ,
24 and 25. Colonel Roosevelt is t <
appear at the state teachers' associa ,
tion of Iowa at Des Moines , Fridaj
evening , ovember 4. President N. M ,
Graham of the Nebraska State Teach
ers' association and Local Managei
J. L. McBrien will go to Des Moinei
on that date to meet Colonel Roosevelt
velt In the hope of making an ap
pointment with him for an address
before the Nebraska association. Th <
formal program of the association hai
been completed for some time , but the
managers are anxious to procure at
engagement with Colonel Roosevelt ai
a special number of the program if i/
is at all possible to do SQ.
Illinois University Visitors.
A delegation from the University oi
Illinois recently visited the agricul
tural college and experiment station
of the university. This delegation
consisted of Dean E. 'Davenport of the
college of agriculture ; A. P. Grout
of Winchester , 111. ; F. L. Hatch ol
Spring Grove , 111. ; F. J.Mann of Gilman -
man , 111. ; C. O. Ewing of Decatur ,
111. ; R. Allen of Delevan , 111. ; H. J.
Sconce of Sidell , 111. , and W. N. Rudd
) f Morgan Park , Chicago. Mr. Hatcl
ind Mr. Grout represented the tru&
: ees of the university , and the otheT
gentlemen of the committee repre
sented the several state agricultural
> rganizations , which feel the neces-
iity of providing more adequate facili-
ies for the University of Illinois than
hey now have for purposes of instruct
State Treasurer's Report.
The report of State Treasura
Jrian shows that he had on hand at
he close of the month $754,141.89. Ol
hat amount $731,870.30 is cash on
eposit in state depository banks ,
nd $22,271.59 is cash and cash items
n hand. There is $232,237.37 in the
eneral fund. In the trust funds
aere is $113,407.91 that is uninvested ,
eing divided between the funds as
allows : Permanent school fund$42y
72.75 ; permanent university , $5 , .
38.65 ; agricultural college endow-
tent , $63,417.58 ; normal endowment ,
1,818.93. The total trust funds now
ivested aggregate $8,787,289.65.
The Nebraska state railway com *
ission has been made a defendant
. the United States circuit court as
result of an order issued by the
raimission granting permission U
e Union Stock Yards company ( lim -
3d ) to increase its rates and order-
g the railroad companies using the
ock yard company's tracks to pay
The position of railway commission-
caused by the death of W. H. Cotr-
II is still unfilled. It was first of-
red to. Chris Gruenther and de *
: ned , and again , to John W. Furse ,
ivate secretary to the governor , and" C"i
; o declined.
Grovernor Shallenberger has honored
requisition from the governor of
ashington for the return of Bert ,
human , alias Herbert Rollason , t
attle on the charge of kidnapping-
wey Wellman , aged eleven years.
Arthur Mullen of O'Neill , deputy oil
jpector under Governor Shallenber *
r , has been appointed to the va-
icy caused by the resignation last'
ek of Attorney General W.-"T , -
ompson. ' < _
Paying the penalty with his"life
the murder of his slster fp-Iaw ,
arl Taylor , Bert Taylor was hang 4.
the state penitentiary Friday afteV- C"
in. The condemned man's neck wa C"r
iken by the fall , though he was not !
mounceti dead until twelve and a
f minute after 'the drop
ung . . _ .
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