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The Valentine Pemocrat
"vtf * , . VAfcENTfNE , NEB.
I.AM.1'RICE , % tr < < - - Publisher.
SAN-SALVADOR IS SHAKEN BY
EARTH AND ENGULFED BY
NEWS OF DISASTER MEAGER
Reports at New York Place Scene of
Destruction on a Small Isle in Do-
pongo Lagoon , Named llopango Ser
ies of Shocks Occured.
New Orleans , La. A dispatch from
Port Limon , Costa Rica , says that a
small island off -the coast of San Salvador
vader disappeared last Thursday , fol
lowing a series of earthquake shocks ,
and it is believed seventeen families
or about ninety persons lost their
The dispatch adds that San Salvador
was repeatedly shaken by earthquakes
'last week and the series of Thursday
night was especially severe.
"The people on the little island of
llopango were observed giving signs
of distress late Thursday afternoon , "
says the dispatch , 'but it was out of
the question at that hour , because of
the excitable condition of the people
on the San Salvador shore , to send
them aid. The shocks continued until
past midnight Thursday , and Friday
morning the island had entirely disap
peared. " *
Reports in New York place the
scene of the disaster on a small island
In the Dopongo lagoon , southeast of
San Salvador. It is asserted that
about 170 of the inhabitants , about
seventy families , were killed. The
Island is said to have sunk following
a series of earthquake shocks last Sat
urday. There is no confirmation of
GREEK HELD IN IRONS.
Authorities Demand His Release , but
Captain Refuses Request.
New York. A cabin passenger on
the Themisfocies , which arrived Sun
day is in irons on order of the Greek
minister to the United States. The
captain has twice refused to deliver
him to the immigration authorities.
The man is said to be an officer in the
Greek army implicated in the defalca-
cation of $4,000,000. He made no at
tempt to resist , and did not deny he
was the man wanted.
He was ordered held for examina
tion by the immigration officers as
likely to become a public charge , but
the captain would not surrender him.
"This government , " said one of the
officers , "will not tolerate such ac
tion. Neither will it refuse the man a
hearing. If he is undesirable , he will
be deported , but the case against him
must be proved.
The Ellis Island authorities are
\vroth over his detention.
Guests of the French. i
Brest. The municipality Sunday en
tertained the bluejackets of the Ameri
can battle ships on a great scale. Del
egations of French sailors , soldiers
and dockyard employes were invited
to meet the Americans , and the guests JL
were distributed around the different
restaurants of the city , no one res
taurant being large enough to accom
Lost Barge Fund.
Highland Light , Mass. The barge da
Blnghamton , of the Erie Railroad com tlo
pany , which was lost with two other Be
barges off Nauset in 'Thursday night's th
blizzard , was found off Cape Cod Sun thi
day by the tug Underwriter , of Bos thto
ton. Capt. J. B. Nickerson and his toUr
crew of three men who were on the
Binghamton are safe. Ur
Chinese Church in Gotham. Jw
New York. The first Chinese Ger
church in the east and the only Chi
nese church in the country save that at CoI
San Francisco was organized here Sun
day , with Rev. Hule Kin as pastor. the
It wi.i be known as the First Chinese for "
Presbyterian church of New York , am .
now has seventeen members. Stz
Soldiers Burns to Death.
Beaufort , S. C. Private Chas. Carroll the
roll , 24 years old , a marine at the me
Paris Island naval station , was burned the
to death , when the town lockup and yes
hose reel house was destroyed at Fort yesJ
Royal. He had been arrested on a dis kota
orderly charge. kolJ
Sioux City Live Stock Market. Illi
Sioux City. Saturday's quotations
on the local live stock market follow : con
Top beeves , $0.75. Top hogs , $7.60. Kei
Stork to Visit Buckingham.
London. Queen Mary's accouch- CYK
men is expected in March. This wjll
be the first birth at Buckingham palace 210
tin fifty-four years. The last child lett
born to King George and Queen Mary by
was Prince John Charles , July 12 , sailed
Merger hi Contemplation. G
London. It Is announced that ii" is ,
gotiations have been completed for the Bal
amalgamation of the Western Union qull
Telegraph company and the Angl a fi
iAmerican Cable company. xalB
SENATOR IS CLEARED OF BRI
BERY BY U. S. SENATE
REPORT IS MADE UNANIMOUS
It Now Goes to Full Committee and
Later to Upper House for Ratifica
tion Allegations Are Unsustained
Washington. The subcommittee of
lie congressional committee on elec
tion which investigated charges of bri
bery in the election of Senator William
Lorimer Monday unanimously voted
to report to the committee on elec
tions that the charges were without
The committee took up the evi
dence in Its entirety at an executive
session. It canvassed the testimony ,
weighed the evidence and the argu
ments and took into consideration all
of the facts , that have been advanced
In connection with the /charges con
cerning Lorimer's election and decid
ed there had been shown no founda
tion for the charges that bribery had
entered into the case , ln connection
with Vlr. Lorimer s election.
The motion finally was offered to
report to the full committee of the
senate thaUthe charges had not been
proved. On this motion there was no
dissenting vote in the subcommittee.
Following this action the subcommit
tee's report will be prepared for the
full committee at once , and the re
port will be sent to the senate .within
a short time.
The charge that Senator Lorimer
had purchased his seat in the United
States senate was first made publicly
when the confession of Charles A.
White , a member of the Illinois legis
lature from O'Fallon , was published
on April 30 , 1910. The names of Rob
ert E. Wilson , Lee O'Neil Browne , H.
J. C. Beckemeyer and Michael Link
were mentioned as having been , in
volved in the purchase of the sena
torial toga. White confessed that he
had been paid $1,000 for his Lorimer
vote by Lee O'Neil Browne , the mi
nority leader In Springfield. White
himself was a Democrat , and Sena
tor Lorimer had been elected by a
combination of Democrats and Re
Immediately after the publication
of the story all the legislators in
volved were summoned to the state's
attorney's office in Chicago. Under
a grilling examination lasting several
days and under the threats of prosecu :
tion on perjury charges , confessions
of the trufch of White's charges were
gotten from Link and Beckemeyer. An
Indictment was returned at once In
Cook county charging Lee O'Nell
Browne with bribery , and another in
dictment was returned in Sangamon
county carrying a similar charge
against State Senator John Broderick.
Robert E. Wilson was also indicted co
for bribery and Joseph Clark of Van- of
dalia was Indicted on a charge of per
jury , he having denied receiving any co
portion of the money alleged to have be
been paid him for the Lorimer vote. en
The indictments against Broderick , tlo ;
Wilson and Clark are still pending esl
In Cook and Sangamon counties. att
Lee O'Nell Browne was tried twice
In the criminal court of Cook county. lEt
The first time the jury disagreed and
the second jury returned a verdict of wl
not guilty resr
JUSTICE WHITE NOW CHIEF as
Louisiana Man Is Confirmed as Head
of the United States
Washington President Taft
day sent to the senate the nomination
tion of Associate Justice Edward
Douglass White to be chief
justlc * of tur
the < United States Supreme court and the
the < senate immediately confirmed it. ott
The president also sent In the fol wil
lowing nominations : tha
To be associate justices of the the
United States Supreme court , Judge wa
Willis Van Devanter of Wyoming and in
Judge Joseph Rucker Lamar of str
To be judges of the new Court of ver
Commerce : not
Martin A. Knapp , now chairman of
Interstate commerce commission , theme
a term , of five years. ge
.RobertW. , Archbald , now United me
States District Judge for the middle anc
district of Pennsylvania , term pf four this
William H. Hunt , now a judge of cep
Court of Customs Appeals , for api
merly United States District judge of gra
district of Montana , term of three
John Emmett Garland of South Da
, term of two years. S
Julian W. Mack , now judge of the Ma [
appellate circuit court of the First wei
Illinois : district , term of one year. '
To be members of the interstate tur
3ommerce commission : B.H.Meyer of eon
Wisconsin and C. C. McChord of to
Christmas Mail Misses Steamship.
New York. Christmas mail for per S
In Europe may be late because mei
mall bags filled with Christmas the
etters and presents were left behind cell
the steamer Adriatic when she urb
for Liverpool Wednesday. con
Glavls Acquitted by Jury.
Golden Gate , Wash. LpuIs'R. Glav
principal : witness 'IiT the 'Pinchot N
3alllnger hearing , was'Wedi/esdayac- Bar
lultted of the charge of havlng smarted' heri
forest fire. The jnry 'tfSs otit * "r20 '
LET THE PHANTOM DO IT !
Don't Worry About the Conduct of Your Children Nowaaays. Thai
Everpresent and Watchful Phantom of Santa daus Will Vouch for Their
CARNEGIE GIVES $10,000,000 TO ES
TABLISH WORLD PEACE AND
ATTACK EXISTING EVILS.
TRUSTEES 1 PUT IN CONTROL
Perpetual Fund Formed by Ironmaster
With Taft as Honorary Head and
Prominent Men as Trustees Lat
ter Choose Elihu RooJ as Chief.
Washington. Surrounded by 27
trustees of his own choosing compris-
ng * former cabinet members , ex-ambas
sadors , college president , lawyers and
sducators , Andrew Carnegie Wednes-
da transferred $10,000,000 of five per
ce : . first-mortgage bonds , value $11-
300,000 , to be devoted primarily to the
sstablishment of universal peace by
the ' abolition of war between the na
tions of the earth.
The trustees organized by choosing
as president United States Senator
Elihu Root , permanent representa
tive of the United States at .1 The
Hague tribunal. President Taft has
Jonsented : to be honorary president
f the foundation.
The method by which the annual in
come : of half a million dollars shall
3e expended is left by Mr. Carnegie
mtirely to the trustees. The founda-
Ion is to be perpetual and when the
establishment of universal peace Is
ittained the donor provides that the
evenue shall be devoted to the ban-
shment of the "next most degrading
jvil or evils" the suppression of
vhlch would "most advance the prog-
ess. elevation and happiness of men. "
The informal trust deed presented
y Mr. Carnegie to the trustees reads
"Gentlemen : I have transferred to
fou as trustees of the Carnegie peace
und $10.000,000 five per cent , tirst-
aortgage bonds , value $ ll.r uu 000 , the
evenue ot which is to be adminis-
ered by you to hasten the abolition
international war , the foulest blot
ipon < our civilization. Although , we
longer eat our fellow men or tor-
ure prisoners , or sack cities , killing
heir inhabitants , we still kill each
ther in war like barbarians. Only
did beasts are excusable for doing
hat in this , the twentieth century of
Christian era ; for the crime of
rar Is inherent , since it decides not
favor : of the right but always of the
trong. < The nation is criminal which
efuses arbitration' and drives Its ad-
ersary to a tribunal which knows
othing of righteous judgment.
"Let my trustees , therefore , ask
hemselves from time to time , from
to age , how they can best help
n in his glorious ascent onward
upward and to this end devote
"Thanking you for your cordial ac-
eptance of the trust and your hearty
pproval of its object , I am , very
ratefully , yours ,
"ANDREW CARNEGIE. "
Siv Drowned Rocking Boat.
Seattle , Wash. A special from
arysville : says that six men
ere drowned in the Snohomlsh river
'hen a closed cabin launch turned
irtle. ! There were seventeen per-
aboard. All but six were able
break windows and climb to the
pturned keel or reach shore.
Pugilist Burns Injured.
Seattle , Wash. Tommy Burns , for-
heavyweight champion pugilist of
world , was severely Injured In a
jllision on the &eattle-Tacoma Inter-
rban ; railroad Wednesday and will be
mfined to his bed for an indefinite
Goes to Help Raise Maine.
Mobile , Ala. The sea-going dredge
arnard ? .fter undergoing repairs
5re'left" Wednesday for < HaVani 'to
iga'ge rihe or ! ? of * raising
reek of the battleship Maine
CUSTOMS CRUSADE KEPT UP
SMUGGLERS AND UNDERVALUERS
OF IMPORTS MUST SUFFER.
WIckersham Tells Congress What th
Government's Legal Department -
ment Has Been Doing.
Washington. In his annual report
sent to congress Monday , Attorney
General Wickersham shows that
more than $6,000,000 either has been
collected by the government or is Involved -
volved In judgment cases against
firms and Individuals for smuggling
and under-valuation of Imports. He
promises a continuance of the Investigation -
tigation now in progress and believes
more indictments for customs frauds
There have alrpady been fifty-eight
convictions In the southern part of
New York , says he , and at least a
score more indictments will be found.C
In this same connection the attorneym
general asks congress topass a law
forbidding revenue men from accept ,
ing perquisites from importers and
another law granting imniunity to ac
cused persons who turn state's evi
dence and assist the government in
the prosecution of others. It Is also
demanded that a heavier penalty be
placed upon the statute books for im
porting firms which refuse to show S
their books upon the request of the
collector of any port in the United
States. The present penalty is a $100
The attorney-general briefly rev'ews
three of the most Important cases
ever brought before the United States
Supreme Court , all of which are now
pending. They are the suits to dis
solve the Standard Oil Trust and the
American Tobacco comnany the "to-
bacco trust" and the suit to deterat
mine ; : " ' --i'lutionality of the corth
porr.-i T-V 'rex All these argush
moms will be presented in January.
\Yickershnni wauts the salaries jo
of the fpdcrul judges raised and in- is
timates that the government could
tlo better work iu the prosecution ot
trusts if higher fees were paid its at
torneys. He points out that corporations -
tions are noted for the big sums they
pay their counsel.
ROUT FOR MEXICAN REBELS
Diaz' Troops Inflict Decisive Defeat on
Insurrectos In Chihuahua
74 Are Killed.
Washington. The Mexican federal N
troops have completely routed the on
revolutionists In Chihuahua and cap te
tured the" city of Guerre , according br
to a telegram received Wednesday by th
the state department from Ambassa ar
dor Wilson at Mexico City.
"This cleared the state of Chihuahua
and other parts of the country , " said
Mr. Wilson , "of all organized resist ov
ance to the government. " in
El Paso , Tex. Dispatches from the Os
front Wednesday said that after their lo
drawn batttle of Sunday the rebel Os
forces and the government troops un tin
der General Navarro camped in close toi
proximity to eath other. Neither
side showed any signs of renewing
the conflict , but it is expected by
leaders in both camps that serious
fighting will take place soon. - tiv
The two forces clashed at the vil dn
lage of Cerro Prieto , 100 miles west H.
of Chihuahua. Though Inferior In
numbers the revolutionists
General Navarro to a standstill. All stc
told 74 persons were killed.
Boy Who Killed Cruel Sire-Freed.
Omaha , Neb. Following a verdict of iam
justifiable Wiling by a coroner's jury in
District Attorney English Wednesday frc
ordered the release of Henry Walther ,
Jr. , eighteen years old , who last week
shot and killed his father while the
latter was attacking the boy's mother
Lynch Is Re-Elected League President. (
New York. Thomas J. ' Lynch jwas
Wednesday -re-elected "president .of Jai
the Natl6nal-"baseball league'for a term foi
f one year. j
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ALL OVER NEBRASKA
The Midwest Life. + ,
On December Jst ot this year The-
Midwest Life had written as much
insurance * as it did in the year l'JC'9.
The gain over last year , therefore ,
will' be the amount placed in Decem
ber. The Midwest Life now has over
two and one-half millions of insurance
in force on the lives of Nebraska men
and women and an income amounting
to one hundred thousand dollars a
year. This has been accomplished in
less than five years. When solicited
by an agent of an eastern company
for life insurance stop and think the
situation over. Weigh the advantages
and disadvantages of the transaction.
See if it does not appeal to you as a
rational business proposition to pat
ronize a Nebraska company. You
know the reason why. The money
stays in Nebraska not only in good
times , but in panics and financial de
pressions as well. The Midwest Life
issues all the standard forms of life
insurance policies at reasonable rates.
Call or write the home office , 119
South Tenth street , Lincoln , for an
agency , or a sample policy.
A Mountain of Beets.
Adams County. George M. Drolhe
linger , of Hastings , is home from r.
trip to the northwest part of the
state. While at Mitchell he said he
saw more sugar beets piled on the
ground that he thought there was in
the world. Farmers receive $5 a ton
for the beets and they are piled on
the ground to await shipment to the
factory at Scottsbluff. Mr. Drolling-
er said this particular pile of beets
covered an area of seven acres and
was as high as a man could scoop
them from a wagon and contained
about 786,000 tons of beets , which at
$5 per ton represents about $4,000,000.
Poultry Show at Hastings.
Adams County. Secretary A. H
Smith of the Nebraska Poultry asso
ciation has announced that a num
ber of chickens valued at from $250
to $500 each will be exhibited in
Hastings at the state poultry show ,
January 16 to 20. Last January the
state show was held in Hastings for
the first time in many years , and the
attendance broke all former records.
A large number of entries are ex
pected for the forthcoming event ,
which is expected to bring chicken
fanciers from Iowa , Kansas and other
Disappointed Over Census.
Jefferson County. A number of be
Jefferson county people are disap
pointed at the fact that Jefferson
county failed to reach the 18,000
mark in the last census. In that tin
case it wpuld have been necessary to
divide the county clerks , into two of the
fice's that of clerk and recorder. has
The returns show Jefferson county Ion
now has a population of 15,196 , and the
in the ten years the county has made kn
a gain of over 1,500. The
In Sight of Friends. wh
Custer County. Within view ol
several of his neighbors and only two
blocks from his own home , W. H.
McCowan , a well-to-do resident of
Curtis , , shot and killed himself , dying o
before those who saw the deed could . a .
reach him. Ill health had weakened ,
his intellect. He leaves a widow ,
four sons and a daughter. .
Highly Flourishing Church. gov
Gage County. At the annual meet and
ing of the Christian church of Be wai
atrice the report of ftev. j. E. Davis , got
the pastor , showed that the member he
ship had reached the 1,502 mark. The hot
church has raised $3 0,000 from var by
ious sources during the last year and his
in a very flourishing condition.
Big Price for Farm Land. ann
Pierce County. A record-breaking offic
price was paid for Pierce county lanu seci
when George Senift sold his piece of and
land adjoining Osmond , consisting of em
twenty-six acres , for $5,800. ed ;
York Corn lave
York County. The best ten ears yea
corn raised in York county this
year are the property of the Farmers
National bank of York and are now > rai
exhibition. The bank will loan the sha
ten : ears to be exhibited at the Ne M.Maj
braska Corn Improvers' state show Maj
that ; will be held in Lincoln in Janu
ary. ; T
Fifteen Years in Pen.
Dodge County. Judge Mollenbeck
overruled the motion for a new trial en'
the case of the state against Geo. 5
Osborne and sentenced the defendant
fifteen years in the penitentiary.
Osborne was charged with murder in
first degree by killing John Hoc- ° f
tor. a peddler , last August. Mofl
Wanted in Kansas. ,
Gage County. The sheriff from . .
Marysville , Kan. , and seven detectives -
tives from various points in the west .
dropped into Wymore and arrested
. K. Hoerr , with whom , it is alleged
leged , the men who robbed the Beat-
, Kan. , bank recently , have been on t
An Engineer Seriously Hurt. repr
Red Willow County Engineer Willbras
Deere of McCook lies at his home expc
Tl l Q
serious condition caused by falling as
from his engine , near Perry station.
few miles west of McCook.
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Fifteen Years Each.
Douglas County. Fifteen years T le
apiece in the Nebraska penitentiary , rings
maximum for the crime of robcnar
bery. was the .sentence passed upon ages
James Evans and Charles . .2tfprleyror
found .guilty of .holding ujthe Walnut Jier
paarinacy.jin > Oina.harJj6ctrii2J.tfie
No Politics at Peru Normal.
State Superintendent-elect Crabtree
has named the following appointees ,
anne declares that partisan feeling -will
not hereafter be tolerated at that In
etii G. i A. Gregory , re-appointed inspector
toi of normal training in high schools.
Miss Anna V. Day , Beatrice , assist
Superintendent A. H. Waterhouse ,
Fremont , member board of inspectors.
Superintendent Fred M. Hunter ,
Norfolk , member board of inspectors.
Superintendent E. J. Bodwell , Bea
trice , re-appointed member of board of
Superintendent James E.
Lexington , inspector of
schools. . ,
Superintendent Clifford Af. Penney-
Blair , examiner and rural school su
Miss Jennie B. Adams , re-appointed
Miss Elizabeth I. Pollock , reappointed
Miss Dora M. Goethe , re-appointed
Effle ] A. Denham , re-appointed re
Helen ] C. Mathewspn , re-appointed
secretary < on certification.
Minnie Morrell , re-appointed stenc
Findings Are Approved.
Governor Shallenberger has ap
proved the findings of the court mar
tial which sat on the delinquencies ol
about forty members ot the national
guard , and these findings will be em
bodied in an order from the depart-
ment. They will not be found to be
ha . It is the first court to sit on
th ( members of the guard and to
hold them accountable for their deeds
and misdeeds , and the adjutant gen
eral and the members of the court did
not feel like dealing too harshly in the
first lesson. Indeed , the adjutant gen
eral , under whose inspiration the in
quiry was instituted , has reduced the /
sentences in some instances. ' NothIng - /
Ing but fines have been imposed and ,
these usually not more than $10-per
man. In some cases the fines have \
been ( remitted. > " "
Jefferson's Fat Catle. " ;
Fairbury. This county had the dis
tinction of topping the H.ve stock market
ke1 in South St. Joseph with one ol
largest shipments of cattle that
been received at that point in a
long time. These fat cattle were from
feed lots of James Hughes , a well-
known < farmer living west of Fairbury.
' shipment was made up of three
cars , or sixty-one'head offat steersj ,
which averaged 1,413 pounds apiece
ind sold straight for $6 per hundred
Come Near Catching Him.
Governor-elect C. H. Aldrich -was Inv
state of siege at the Lindell for , a
time after he arrived in Lincoln from
David City to get some pointers from
Governor Shallenberger on official
decorum , things which the outgoing
governor has learned by experience
which the" incoming governor
tvants to learn by an easier route. He
ot no farther than the Lindell when
was compelled to take refuge , the
lotel people coming loyally to his aid
refusing to know anything abouf
Secretary of State-elect Wait hat
innounced the appointments In his
ffice. George W. Marsh , who was
iccretary of state from 1900 to 1904 ,
under whom Mr. Walt was once
jmployed as a bookkeeper , Is appoint-
deputy. The other appointees are
hose now in the office. All of them
been employed at least , two
'ears. The appointments are : T 'W.
Smith , bookkeeper , four years inthe -
iffice ; Walker Smith , corporation and i ;
rand clerk , four years ; Adair Galu-
. , voucher clerk , six years ; Nellie
Leach , recorder , three years , and ! r
E. Holland , two years.
The position of president pro tern-
of the state senate has begun to
out the aspirations of several
enators who want to preside over the
enate when the lieutenant governor
not on the job. It is understood ,
G. W. Tibbetts of Adams county ,
resident pro tempore in 1909 , wants
place again ; that J. A. Ollis , Jr. ,
Ord is a candidate , and that J. H.
loorehead of Falls City also wants it.
Dr. Charles E. Bes&ey , head of the
epartment of botany < at the univer-
, has accepted an invitation to
at a meeting of the American ,
.ssociation for the Advancement of
cience , which will meet in Minneap-
during the holidays. He wJH talk
the subject of "The Results of Our
eaching < of Botany. "
portion of the prize cattle exhibit
presenting the University of Xe-
raska at the International live slock
position held In Chicago last -week
reached Lincoln , accompanied by
erdsman Charles Shumate and As-
istant Bert Cozad. All of the older
were sold for beef at ttie close
the show , for holiday display's. Of
younger cattle returned , ; one
the distinction of being the
lampion Angus steer of America ; ( all
) , and the other a like distinction.
the " Galloway breed. These-with '
"prize winners , will ba iise < l to
judgins classe ?
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