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The Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB.
I. M. RICE , Publisher
COUNSELOR OF THE STATE DE-
DEPARTMENT AT WASH
INGTON , D. C.
DEMISE DUE TO PERITONITIS
Deceased Man Taken III in Canada
While at Ottawa in Connection with
Reciprocity Negotiations Confined
at Home Since His Return.
Washington , D. C. Iicnry Martyn
Hoyt , counselor for the department of
state , died at his home Here at 8:20
o'clock Sunday morning from perit
Air Hoyt was taken ill in Canada
while there in connection with the
reciprocity uegatiations between the
United States and that country. Since
his return he had been confined to his
His condition was such Saturday
night tiiat Dr. Robert M. Baker , of
this city , and the wife , son and daugh
ter of Mr. Hoyt deemed it advisable
10 remain at the bedside throughout
the night. Shortly after midnight
they noticed a change for the worse ,
when a perceptible weakeuing of the
jmlse beats was noticeable. From
then on , except for a short period , dur
ing which he rallied somewhat , Mr.
Hoyt sank rapidly until death came at
Mr. Hoyt , it was said , has been suf
fering ! rom an intestinal trouble for
more than a year , resulting eventually
iu the disease which caused his death.
He suffered during his last illness with
perforated ulcer of the stomach , which
resulted m peritonitis.
FORTY-FIVE HORSES BURNED.
, Stables of Wichita Fair Association
Destroyed by Fire.
Wichita , Kan. Forty-five head of
race horses , valued at $30,000 , were
burned Sunday in the stables of the
Wichita aud Northwestern Fair asso
ciation. The horses were being wintered -
- tered here after a racing season on the
fair circuits of Kansas and Oklahoma.
The stables , which were entirely
destroyed , were valued at $12,000 ; half
insured. A further loss of $10,000 was
due to the burning of racing carts ,
harness aud other accessories. The
origin of the fire has not been learned.
Decayed Eggs Seized.
New York. After trailing a ship
ment of canned eggs , sent , according
to the label , from the National Poul
try and Egg company , of Atchison ,
Kan. , to a Brooklyn warehouse , two
United States health inspectors seized
720 cans , containing about ten tons of
eggs. Sample showed , the inspectors
say , 2,300,00 bacteria to each grain of
Typhoid Epidemic Spreads.
Annapolis , Md. Notwitnstanding
the efforts that have been taken to
stamp it out , typhoid continues to in
crease among the midshipmen at the
naval academy. Eight additional cases
were taken from the midshipmen's
sick bay to" the naval hospital Sunday
making a total number of midshipmen
who now suffer from the malady
Sault Ste. Marie , Mich. Four per
sons were drowned near here when a
rowboat capsized in the St. Mary's ri
ver. They were Fred Parker , Cecil
Brown and Reginald Levi , all of Sault
Ste. Marie , Ont , and John Sherward ,
night ferryman , who used the boat af
ter the fery had ceased for the day.
Quarrel Ends In Murder.
Trenton , Ky. As a sequel to a quar
rel over the division of an estate , Mor
ris Banks , 25 years old , a member df
a prominent Todd county family , shot
and killed his aunt , Mrs. Carney Se-
bree , while she was sitting in her bug-
.SY in front of the postoffice here.
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P One Killed ; Three Hurt.
Philadelphia. One man was killed
' and three others injured when an auto
mobile colided with a wagon on York
road , ten miles north of here.
Loot A Postoffice.
Lakevllle , Minn. The safe In the lo
cal postoffice was blown open by rob
bers , who took $1,000 in stamps and
$125 in cash. They escaped with a
stolen horse and bpggy.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City , la. Saturday's quota
tions on the local live stock market
follow : Top beeves , $4.60. Top hogs.
Clever Jewelry Theft.
Cleveland. In the presence of many
passers by thieves opened a wall case
in a jewelry store in the Arcade and
carried off diamond stickpins valued
at $5,000. The burglary occurred be
tween 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon
when the Arcade , in the heart of the
sfiopping district was crowded.
Nashua , N. H. After shooting his
f * bride of ten days through the body
and inflicting what he supposed were
mortal injuries , Edward L. Morpb.v
ended his own life.
FORTY ARE KILLED IN BATTLE
AGAINST DIAZ'S SOL
WOMAN SLAYS POLICE CHIEF
Pueblo , Seething With Rebellion , ta
Scene of the Clash Francisco Ma-
dero , Head of Revolutionary Party ,
Claims the Presidency.
Mexico City , Mex. Revolution
broke out Friday in the city ot
Pueblo between the anti-re-electionista
and the federal forces and it is re
ported that 40 persons were killed and
three wounded. The federal soldiers
have gotten the upper hand of the af
A woman killed the chief of police
and another wounded a major of in
Many arrests of supporters of Fran
cisco I Madero , the revolutionary
leader , are being made all over Mex
Eleven Mexicans were arrested at
Buena Vista and lodged in jaL at
Cananea charged with attempting to
foment a revolution.
At Orizaba numerous arrests were
made and the police captured a large
quantity of arms and ammunition.
Details of the anti-Diaz conspiracy
have came to light. The conspirators
had extended their operations to the
state of Vera Cruz , Hidalgo , Coahuila ,
San Luis Potosi , Nuevo Leon , Pueblo ,
Jalisco , Guanajuata , Yucatan and
Zacatecas. Circulars sent out by
Madero or his agents from San An
tonio , Tex. , outline his campaign and
announce Madero as constitutional
president of Mexico. The manifesto
"I , Francisco I. Madero , will place
myself at the head of a revolutionary
party against the government of
Mexico. Between the 20th and 30th
of November I shall lead my followers
against the government of Mexico. ' '
Of the men arrested here for com
plicity in the conspiracy , one , Cosie
Robelo carried a commission from
Madero naming him as governor of
the state of Hidalgo.
No anti-American talk is being
"It is true a conspiracy against the
administration "has been unearthed ,
but it is a mistake to suppose that
the participants , who have been ar
rested are of any importance. "
So said one of the highest officials
of the government The official ,
whose name is withheld , continued :
"The men under arrest are petty
agitators and malcontents , who have
affiliated themselves with every group
which In the last year or so has or
ganized opposition to President Diaz's
administration. These men were first
Reyists , then Democrats , then anti-re-
electlonists ; more recently they have
been supporters of Francisco I. M °
dero , who is suspected of supplying
them with money.
"They are incapable and have no
prestige or any quality necessary to
successful leadership. The present
conspiracy had ramifications. The po
lice seized arms and ammunition worth
perhaps $6,000 or $8,000 in this city ,
at Pachuca and elsewhere. "
Francisco Madero was a candidate
against Diaz at the late presidential
election in Mexico. Madero was ar
rested then for a "political offense"
and jailed. He- was released last
month on condition that he leave
Mexico. He hurried to Texas.
COMMONS RAIDED BY WOMEN
Militant Suffragettes Storm British
Parliament and 116 Are Arrested
After Lively Fight.
London. One hundred and sixteen
of the 1,000 militant suffragettes who
marched on the parliament building
were arrested after a lively fight with
Led by Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst ,
the women made a determined at
tempt to force the police cordon
about the house of commons and ,
reaching Premier Asquith , to insist
upon the introduction of a woman's
The women made every effort with
in their power to break the lines ,
bringing into play some rare military
strategy and football tactics. Fight
ers in the front ranks retired many
times to make way for fresh reserves ,
but the police were too stronglj ; in
trenched. Orders had been given the
officers to make as few arrests as
possible , but it soon became neces
sary to jail as many of the women as
could be captured. After Parliament
Square had been cleared 'the three
leaders of the demonstration , led by
] \Irs. Pankhurst , were permitted to en
ter the lobby of the house of com
mons , where they were met by Mr.
Asquith's secretary rm'd informed that
the premier would not see them and
said that there was no chance for a
suffrage bill at the present session.
Vanderbilt Girls Are Hurt.
New York. Barbara and Margaret
Rutherford , daughters of Mrs. William
K. Vanderbilt , were slightly injured
Friday when their automobile smashed
into a fence just outside the entrance
to * he Vanderbilt estate , Idle Hour ,
Oakdale , L. I.
Seine in State Offices.
Paris. The River Seine is again
rising. Friday the water that had al
ready flooded the lower section of thei
city filtered into the basement of the
foreign office on the Qua ! d'Orsay.
RALPH JOHNSTONE MEETS HOR
RIBLE DEATH IN FLIGHT
AT DENVER , COL.
EVERY BONE IN BODY BROKEN
\eroplane Wing Crumples at Height
of 800 Feet and Airman Is Dashed
to Ground In Presence of Thou
sands Struggled to Save Life.
Denver , Col. From ten to fifteen
thousand persons saw Ralph John-
itone , the holder of the world's avia-
lon altitude record , plunge In his
Wright biplane , at Overland Park
Thursday , from a height of 800 feet
o a terrible death , nearly every bone
n his body being fractured.
His tragic flight was not without a
hrilllng struggle with the grim mes
senger , for when the daring birdman -
man realized that the earthward dive
might mean the loss of his life , he
Tied to climb swiftly to the top of
his aeroplane , lest the heavy machin
ery crush out his life.
The tragedy was apparently due in
great measure to an accident on Tues
day , when on alighting in front of the
grand stand , a screw gave way and
his biplane crashed into a fence and
stopped with a crushed \7ing. It was
this wing , probably not properly re
paired , that gave way and sent the
machine and its driver to the ground.
Johnstone got away perfectly when
he started his last flight. Once or
twice he circled above the admiring
throng , then rose to a height of 900
feet. Johnstone gave some exhibitions
of aerial rough riding , making his
plane dip and rise , dip and rise , as
though it were borne by some huge.
After seventeen minutes of flight ,
Johnstone decided to come down. He
was making a fancy descent , known
.o aviators as the aerial spin. When
at a distance of about 800 feet from
the ground his machine was noticed
to wobble several times. Suddenly
it swerved and the right wing crum
pled. The part that had been In
jured gave way entirely and like a
kuge bird crippled by a shot , It be
gan to flutter to the ground. Ap
parently Johnstone realized Instantly
that death was reaching out for him ,
for he hurled off his heavy headgear
and seizing th * rods sought to clam
ber to tb * top of the aeroplane , evi
dently trying to escape being caught
under the heavy machinery.
The machine fell outside Overland
fcark at the corner of Iowa and South
Delaware streets , where a crowd had
gathered on a knoll overlooking the
park. All scampered to safety save
one man , who seemed not to realize
the weight of the machine that was
coming down upon him , but stood with
uplifted arms as If to catch the birdlike -
like monster. Suddenly he darted
from under and Johnstone crashed to
the ground , the machinery all above
him , parts of it , however , driven " "clear
through his body , in which no bone
Youthful Football Player Dies.
Brooklyn , N. Y. As a result of the
injuries suffered a week ago while
playing football , thirteen-year old John
Fisher died in his home Thursday. He
was a member of the football team of
a , public school. i
Roosevelt's Classmate Drops Dead.
Cincinnati. N. H. Davis , president
of the Central Trust and Safe Deposit
company , dropped dead of heart dis
ease here Thursday. He was fifty-two
years old and a classmate of Theodore
WOOLEN DUTY LEAK
IT IS ASSERTED FRAUDS WIH
Government Attorneys Declare Losses
Are Far Greater Than Those in
New York. Assistant Unite6
States Attorney Whitney declares
that the woolen duties frauds against
which Collector William Loeb , J- . ,
has begun a campaign will prove the
most stupendous swindle yet disclosed
at this port since the government be
gan its investigation into customs
It is said that the losses in duties
claimed by the government will
amount to upward of $10,000,000.
In the sugar cases , which previous
ly held first place in the amount of
money involved , the full extent of the
frauds was never ascertained , but the
government obtained restitution of
more than $2,000,000 from the import
The government seeks to recover
all the money claimed to be lost In
the last five years by alleged false in
voices for importations made by Jo
seph Brooks & Co. , manufacturers of
woolens , worsteds and linings , of
Bradford , England , and this 'city. As
sistant Attorney Whitney said :
"This is the biggest case of the
kind the government has ever had.
The frauds involve several woolen
manufacturing firms in England. The
total amount of the duties which the
government has lost through these im
portation frauds is much greater than
in the sugar underweighing cases. "
AMERICAN FLEET IN ENGLAND
British Warships Salute United States
Battleships and Latter
Reply In Kind.
Portland , England. The first di
vision of the American battleship
cruising fleet , which includes Rear
Admiral Schroeder's flagship , the
Connecticut , arrived here Wednesday.
While coming from Tor bay the
American warships passed the second
division of the British home fleet ,
which was passing out. Salutes were
exchanged. The visiting vessels also
made the customary salutes when
they entered Portland harbor.
VIce-Admiral Sir William Henry
May , commander of the home fleet ,
entertained the American admiral
and captains on his flagship , the
Dreadnought. Wednesday evening.
The mayor and the corporation will
give a banquet to the American offi
cers , while a fancy ball and other en
tertainments for the American and
British bluejackets have been ar
The men of the visiting fleet will
have all the privileges of the naval
canteen at Portland and of the sailors'
home in Weymouth harbor. This Is a
courtesy never before granted to men
of foreign ships. The naval recrea
tion grounds have been placed at the
disposal of the Americans and rowing
and sailing matches between crews
of American and British seamen have
Fear Ocean Steamship Is Lost.
Baltimore , Md. Anxiety for the
safety of the British steamship Tron-
gate was expressed Friday by the
agents of the vessel here. The Tron-
gate sailed from Boston for Baltimore
Five Seamen Are Drowned.
San Francisco. Five seamen lost
their lives Friday when a British
tramp steamer , the Grey town Castle ,
ran Into and sank the tug Sea Prince ,
inside the entrance to the- Golden
CANAL COMPLETED IN 1913
PRESIDENT 18 SO INFORMED AT
Official Opening , However , Remain *
January 1 , 1915 Taft Gratified
Panama. President Taft , wearing
a white flannel suit and flap ,
ping Panama hat , spent several hours
watching the work on the famous
Gatun dam and was informed that tk
canal would be completed December
The official date of the opening re
mains January 1 , 1915 , Lieutenant
Colonel Goethals desiring one year
in which to train the canal tenders
and to get the machinery working
smoothly. Ships meantime will be
granted the privilege of the canal ,
but at their own risk of delay inci
dent to inexperienced operation.
In addition , it was announced by
the colonel that the report that Pres
ident Taft's visit was the forerunner
of a request of another $100,000,000
from congress was unfounded. The
canal will be completed in 1913 , he
said , within the $375,000,000 already
Colonel Goethals has recommended
to President Taft that the canal be
fortified by the military government
of the Canal zone , the army and
navy to be represented on the forti
fications board , each branch of the
service to have control of matter ap
pertaining to It.
The president was pleased at the
outlook for the early completion of
the great work , and congratulated
Colonel Goethals. He expressed
amazement at the amount of work
accomplished since fiis visit to the
isthmus in February , 1909.
President Taft is gratified over the
results of his three days' inspection.
Wednesday he went deep down in the
Culebra cut , giving especial attention
to this , the most difficult part of the
The president heard delegations of
mechanics and laborers , who are ask
ing increased wages based on in
creases in the United , States.
Conditions here differ from those In
the United States , as government com
missary has been successful in pre
venting the Increased cost In living
that has been general elsewhere. It
is doubtful that larger wages will be
paid In the zone.
STANDARD OIL WINS CASE
Indiana Concern Is Declared Not
Guilty by Jury Through In
struction of Judge.
Jackson , Tenn. Judge John E. Me
Call of the United States district court
Thursday instructed the jury in the
case of the government against the
Standard Oil company of Indiana to
return a verdict of not guilty.
Judge McCall sustained the conten
tlon of counsel for the defandant that
the United States had failed to prove
the allegations set forth in the indict
ment. The oil company has been on
trial for a week charged with receiv
ing , freight rate concessions In viola
tion of the so-called Elkins law.
The Tennessee suit against the
Standard Oil company of Indiana was
one of a number of federal attacks
based on anti-rebate laws to be in
augurated by the department 'of jus
tice under the Roosevelt administra
tion , and the line of prosecution fol
lowed in a number of significant de
tails the case 'in which a $29,000,000
fine was imposed by Judge Kenesaw
M. Landis in Chicago , only to be set
aside by the federal court of
TAFT REPLIES TO PINCHOT
President Gives Ex-Forester Permis
sion to File Briefs in Connection
With Alaska Claims.
Washington. President Taft , responding
spending to the request of Gifford
Pinchot , former forester of the United
States , and his brother , Amos Pin
chot , for permission to submit a brief
on the question of Issuing patents In
the Cunningham Alaskan coal land
claims , has informed Mr. Pinchot that
he may submit such a brief and ad
vised him to send it to the executive
office before December 1.
Mr. Pinchot is thus informed in a
letter authorized by President Taft
and written by the secretary to the
president , Charles D. Norton , which
was made public Tuesday. The letter
is in reply to a recent communication
to the president from Mr. Pinchot and
his brother , expressing fear that the
Interior department will recommend
the patenting of the Cunningham
Robin J. Cooper Is Freed.
Nasliville. Tenn. Ilobin J. Cooper ,
charged with the murder of Senator
Edward Ward Carrnack November 9 ,
1908. was Tuesday acquitted in the
criminal court on recommendation of
Attorney General A. B. Anderson.
Thus was broustt to a close the final
chapter in one of the most celebrated
cases in the .f-ourt annals of Tennes
Mother Held for Child Murder.
Philadelphia. Mrs. Anna Kelly
thiriy-fv1 years old. but the mother
of 19 children , was Friday held for fur
ther hcarirg en a charge of killing her
i'O'.mgest cfciid through neglect Four
teen of her childrpn are dead and five
Db : Ca-paicn Bill $4,372.
Gov.-Elect John A
Albany. N. Y.- -
Dix spent S1.372.S2 in aid of his cam
paign , according fo , a statement at
siectiau exnencpF filed with the secre
tary of state Friday.
Governor Shallenberger has just i
sued the following proclamation :
"In conformity with long established
custom , and in accordance with the
proclamation issued by the president
of the United States , setting apart a
day for the especial purpose ot ex
pressing our gratitude to a beneficent
and all-wise Creator for manifold
favors bestowed upon us as a state
and as a people , I hereby designate
Thursday , November 24 , Thanksgiving
day , doing so by the authority in me
bested by law as governor of Ne
"It is meet and proper that we oi
Nebraska pause in our daily pursuits
to express our gratitude to Alml
God for the bounty He has bestowed
upon us and upon our state. Our
fields and orchards have brought forth
abundantly ; the wheels of our indus
tries have been kept busy ; tranquility
has found an abiding place in the
hearts of our people ; our beloved com
monwealth has kept step with the on
ward march of civil and industrial
progress , and we find ourselves today
the recipients of unusual bounty from
the hands of Providence.
"That we may give proper voice to
our thanks for all these blessings , J
recommend that no business be
transacted upon the day and date
above set forth , and I earnestly urge
the people of Nebraska to make ap
propriate observance of the occasion
by profound devotion and reverent
thanks to Almighty God. "
New Uniforms for N. N. G.
The Nebraska National guard Is to
have olive drab uniforms. This is a
real achievement for the guard , and
is made possible by the transfer of
$4,000 of the federal funds available
for ammunition to the supply fund.
This has never been done before , and
several have said that such a transfer
was Impossible. Adjutant General }
Hartigan took the matter jip wi
Colonel E. M. Weaver , chief of th
division of military affairs , and has
received a statement saying that
requisitions from the governbr will be
charged to the supply account to the
extent that the ammunition fund is
not exhausted. Olive drab uniforms
will cost about $15,000. The $4,000
transfer will allow the adjutant gen
eral to purchase these uniforms with
the money now in the treasury and to
have a sufficient fund left for emer
Have Appealed to Supreme Court.
School districts Nos. 19 and 41 ,
jointly of Buffalo and Hall counties , )
have appealed to the supreme court ol f
the state from a judgment of the dis / ' ' 4 ,
trict court of Douglas county. T uT / f
lower court decided that $30,000/
bonds issued by the district i
bought by Oscar Allen were illegally r
issued and that Mr. A'len was entitled \
to the return of a certified check for
$500. The petition for the bond elec
tion was for the issuance of $30,000 of
bonds for the "building of a new pub
lic school house , " while the proposi
tion voted upon was the question of
"building and furnishing a new school
Will Meet at Bridgeport.
The Nebraska State Irrigation Asso
ciation , through President T. C. Eg-
leston of Denver and Secretary D. D.
Price , assistant state engineer of Lin-
coin , has issued a call for its first
convention to be held at Bridgeport
November 15 and 16. The convention
will organize permanently to promottf
irrigation , drainage , reclamation c !
waste lands , and try to solve the ques *
Uon of obtaining the best results of
cientific agriculture and proposed
uture legislation on these subjects.
Law Is Unconstitutional.
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In a memorandum opinion givet
Dut in the case of the American Sure
ty company against Governor Shallen
berger , Attorney General Thompson ,
and State Auditor Barton , Judge T C
Munger held the state law regulating
the rates to be charged by insurance
companies in the state is in violation
of the federal constitution and there
Preparations are being made by tht
Burlington railroad for filling in a
huge slice of the Salt creek bottoms
west of Lincoln to be used as a feed
yard for live stock in transit to the
South Omaha market , and when this
project is carried out , which will be In
the near future , the Burlington will
itself handle all
mals.over its lines , instead of turning
them over to the West Lincoln
Grant G. Martin Appointed.
Attorney General Arthur Mullen has
appointed Grant G. Martin deputy at
torney general. Mr. Martin now h
that position , as an appointee
torney General Thompson. When the\
latter resigned to accept a federal in * \
Governor Shallenberger appointed Mr
Mullen , a democrat , attorney general"
Mr. Mullen retained all of his'office
force prior to election , and now tnat
the election is over , he has announced
that Mr. Martin , the present deputy at
torney general will be retained
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