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'The Valentine Democrat
VALENTINE , NEB.
I. M. RICE , - - - Publisher.
DOSE OF HYOSCIN IS TAKEN BY
BANKER ABOUT TO BE
CASE IS QUICKLY POSTPONED
-Physicians Bring a Stomach Pump
Into Play and Frustrate Effort of
Indicted Man to Cut Short His Career -
reer Now in Serious Condition.
New York. With head erect ,
\ - shoulders squared and eyes leveled at
the battery of cameras trained on him ,
Joseph G. Robin , the indicted banker , ,
stepped from his sister's home Friday
morning to face arraignment , calm in
the knowledge that he had swallowed
a dose of hyoscin , the deadly alko-
loid with which Dr. Crippen killed
iis wife , Belle Elmore. Hd collapsed
before he could be taken into court ,
with the exclamation : "I'm a dead
man ; I've taken poison tablets ! "
t The case was postponed in the
greatest excitement , a stomach pump
was hurriedly brought into play and
the sick man was carried first to the
prison hospital , and later to Bellevue ,
where he lies in the prison ward.
"No charge of suicide is entered
against him , and it is thought he will
recover , although the action of hyos
cin is slow and much will depend on
FRAUDS ARE OF LONG STANDING
Federal Grand Jury Winding Up Its
Work on Sugar Cases.
Washington , D. C. When the grand
jury now investigating the sampling
of sugar at New Orleans finishes its
-work , it will be found that the frauds
against the government there have
been going on for at least fifteen
This statement was made by an of
ficial of the customs service , who said
that all the suspected frauds would be
found in the sampling of sugar and in
the polariscopic tests upon which de
termine the saccharine contents upon
which the importers pay duty.
An investigation of alleged draw-
hack frauds at San Francisco is also
imminent. In fact , it is known that
a preliminary investigation has fur
nished evidence which leads treasury
officials to believe the frauds will
eclipse those at New York , which the
American Sugar Refining company re
cently offered to settle for $700,000.
Evidence obtained by the customs
'service is said to show that the gov
ernment has for years been paying
"drawbacks" on the Philippine sugar
which came into the United States
duty free , was used in the preserva
tion 'of California fruit , an dlater ex
ported as sugar imported from Java ,
on which duty had been paid.
Gold Pieces As Gifts.
Boston. Thirty-five hundred men
-employed as motormen , conductors ,
elevated trainmen , station masters
and inspectors by the Boston Elevated
Hallway company received gold
pieces as New Year's presents. The
company distributed about $82,000 , in
-which more than 80 per cent of the
company's employes shared.
Train Wreck in Texas.
San Antonio , Tex. One passenger ,
James A. Ball , of Kansas City , was
lulled , five persons were seriously in
jured and a score of others were bur
ied in debris when a San Antonio and
Arkansas passenger train was wreck
ed at Pettus , seventy-eight miles south
Gov. Hadley for Oregon Plan.
' Jefferson City , Mo. Gov. Hadley
-ias announced that he will discuss the
state primary in his message to the
legislature and that he will have some
recommendations in the way of amend
ments to it. The governor says he
-will recommend the Oregon plan of
-nominating : United States senators.
Clarence Lexow Dead.
New York. Clarence Lexow , for
merly chairman of the senate commit
tee to investigate the city government
of New York , died at his home at
iNyrack , N. Y. , Friday.
Fire at Lawton , Okla.
Lawton , Okla. Fire in the business
-district here caused a loss of $125,000.
; It is believed a negro porter at the
< City Drug store , where the fire started -
-ed , was burned to death.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City , lo. Friday's quotations
on the local live stock market were
as follows : Top beeves , $5.80. Top
logs , $7.75.
Vermillion College Accepted.
Kansas City , Mo. The annual con
vention of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon a
fraternity closed here Friday. Nash
ville , Tenn. , was selected as the next n
meeting place. Three new chapters
cwere admitted , including South Dako c
ta university , Vermillion , S. D. t ]
None , Killed by Quakes.
Athens , Greece. No fatalities have
attended the series of earthquakes in
the province of Elis. The material dn dC
damage , however , is considerable. n :
UN FLYE8S KILLED
AVIATOR LAFFON AND A PASSEN
GER DIE IN MAKING FLIGHT
AT ISSY , FRANCE.
DROP OF 250 FEET IS FATAL
Victims Are Found Lifeless in Mass
of Wreckage of Aeroplane After
Accident to Craft in Midair Thou
sands See Crash.
Paris. Aviator Laffon and M.
Paula , were killed Wednesday when
their passenger-carrying monoplane
fell from a height of 250 feet soon
alter they had started from Issy on
trip to Brussels and return.
This is the first serious disaster tea
a passenger-carrying aeroplane in the
history of aviation.
Laffon had set out to win the $30-
000 prize offered by the Automobile
club of France for a round trip to
the Belgian capital within 36 hours.
Laffon and Paula set out shortly aft
er dawn and a big crowd cheered
them as the propellers began to hum
and the great aeroplane arose.
Laffon sent the machine in an east
erly direction and it was apparent
ly working perfectly. Before he had
gone far the motor began to miss fire
and the car wobbled through the air
at times in an alarming manner.
Suddenly those who were watching
eaw Laffon fumbling frantically with
the machinery as the motor stopped.
A gust of wind caught the wings and
the machine turned over while Laf
fen and Paula clung to the frame
work. The aeroplane swept downward
with great velocity and crashed to
'the earth , pinning both 'men beneath
'the ' wreckage.
PACKERS FIGHT FOR TIME
Counsel Opposes 'Dismissal of Civil
Action Which Would Hasten the
Chicago. Indicted members of the
so-called "beef trust" will resort to
every technical means within their
knowledge and experience to stay the
criminal proceedings begun against
them by the government. This was
made clear Wednesday before Judge
Kohlsaat in the United States circuit
Attorney George T. Buckingham ,
one of the attorneys for the packers ,
obtained a delay to file objections to
the dismissal of the suit in equity to
enjoin the National Packing company
from violating the anti-trust act.
The government suit was dismissed
on orders of Attorney General Wick-
ersham. This was done with the pur
pose of preventing the packers from
escaping trial upon the criminal in
It is the contention of counsel for
the packers that the government has
no right to dismiss the suit in equity ;
that it is virtually a supplemental bill
to proceedings had before Judge
Grosscup several years ago , and which
resulted in the court enjoining the
packers from committing certain violations
lations of the federal trust laws and
that the bill in effect asks punishment
for contempt of court.
REVOLT IS SET FOR JANUARY 1
Hondurian Revolutionists to Take
Field on Arrival of Generals
Bonilla and Christmas.
New Orleans. Sunday morning ,
January 1 , is the date set for the up
rising against the Davilla govern
ment In Honduras by the followers of
Gen. Manuel Bonilla , according to
rumors current here Wednesday
based upon the word of men close in
the councils of Central American
circles in New Orleans.
It is believed that both General
Bonilla and Gen. Lee Christmas , who
disappeared from New Orleans mys
teriously the day after the Hornet
sailed , are on their way to Central
It Is thought they will not attempt
to Join the Hornet , but will land some
where along the border of Honduras
and Immediately a general uprising
will follow , the Hornet to act in con
cert -with the land movement. It is
asserted that fully 2,000 refugees from
Honduras now in Nicaragua , together
with a large number of exiles in other
countries , are ready to make their
wray to the front and rally about the
Bonilla standard. It is whispered in
Central American circles that the
mny of Honduras will be depleted by
large numbers of men through deser
tions to the Bonilla standard the min-
ite the trouble breaks out. d
Billy Papke Loses on Foul. ti
Sydney , N. S. W. Dave Smith , tiP tie
niddleweight champion of Australia , P
Monday scored a decisive victory over $
Silly Papke , the claimant to the mid- P
lleweight championship of the world. Pt ]
Phe fight was given to Smith in the tl
enth round on a foul. Smith ha 1 a
ead over Papke in every round , but
t was conceded that Papke did not fj
ippear to be up to his regular form. \ \
Aviator Falls 75 Feet.
Los Angeles. Glenn Martin , an am-
teur aviator from Santa Ana , fell 75 TA
eet in a practice flight at the aviation A
leet here Tuesday , but was not hurt ,
lartin had Just completed his ma- n :
nine and had made three circuits of D
he course !
Seeks Ssnta Claus , Dies.
Chicago. Max , three-year-old son of
7illiam Hirshcick , was burned to
eath Tuesday while looking for Santa
laus in a clothes closet with a lighted
latch , j tc
YESTERDAY AND TODAY.
AVIATOR HOXSEY BREAKS
WORLD'S ALTITUDE MARK AT
ACCOMPLISHES FEAT IN GALE
Daring Airman Thrills Enormous
Crowd in His Descent From
Clouds Is Benumbed by Cold
Wins a Prize of $3,000.
Los Angeles , Cal. Arch Hoxsey of
the Wright team of aviators Monday
broke the world's record for altitude
tiere when he attained a height of
L1.474 feet and accomplished the feat
in a 30-mile gale that wrecked La
tham's monoplane and kept cautious
iviators to the ground.
Seventy-seven thousand enthusias
tic spectators gathered at Dominguez
3eld witnessed the record-breaking
light of the southern California avia
tor , and when Hoxsey landed safely ,
ilmost in front of the grand stand ,
iis barograph was removed from the
machine and examined and the an
nouncement made that he had broken
the attitude record of 10,499 feet es
tablished by M. Legagneux at Pau ,
France , on December 10 , pandemonium
broke loose among the spectators and
i mad rush was made for the field
: o congratulate him.
Hoxsey's feat is without parallel in
the history of aviation. He went
nto the air a few minutes before one
> 'clock and quickly began his upward
light. In a short time he was beyond
Jie view of the spectators. He was
jone so long that the officials at the
leld became alarmed and began ma-
dng Inquiries and requesting the
icar-by towns and beach resorts to be
m the lookout for the aviator.
Shortly before three o'clock a spec-
ator in the grand stand discerned a
speck in the air , and it was several
ninutes before the majority of the
hrong could distinguish the speck.
Slowly descending , Hoxsey made
several complete circles with his ma
chine pointed downward , before he
lecame plainly visible to the naked
jye. While on the side of the field
> pposite the grand stand he made a
tensational glide of 1,000 feet. The
nultitude watching him thought he
tad lost control of his machine and
i ld Its breath , but when within about
K)0 ) feet from the ground , the aviator
urned his planes upward and shot
nto the air again. He turned his
nachine completely around at the
> ylon to the right of the grand stand ,
lescended and stiffly climbed from
JIVE $1,300,000 TO SCHOOL
Jnnamed Man Donates Fund to Affil
iate Columbia University With
New York. On behalf of a
onor who withholds his name ,
reorge L. Rives , chairman of direc-
ors of Columbia university , and Rob-
rt W. De Forest , president of the
resbyterian hospital , announced that
1,300,000 had been pledged for the
erfection of an affiliation between
tie hospital and the medical school of
The gift comes through Edward S.
[ arkness , a member of the wealthy
iraily of New York and Cleveland ,
ho adds $300,000 himself.
Japs rittack U. S. Consul.
NC.W York. A special dispatch from
okyo , Japan , Wednesday , stated that
dolph A. Williamson , the American
ice-consul at Dalny , Manchuria , was
ssaulted at a fish market in
lalny by several Japanese and
Heart Sc'.vecl Up , Works.
New York.Vith a knife wound
irec-quarters of an inch long in his
: srt. neatly ctitciieJ up by surgeons ,
Eimuel Herman , a waiter , went back
> \ vcrkVcduczcny
"PADLOCK BILL" IS ADOPTED
SPANISH DEPUTIES PASS MEAS
URE AT STORMY SESSION.
Premier Wins Victory Bill Prohibit !
Creation of Religious Orders
for Two Years.
Madrid. The chamber of deputiej
by a vote of 108 to 20 passed the gov
ernment's "padlock bill" after a most
stormy and at times disorderly all
This is a notable victory for Pre
mier Canalejas , obtained after a bit
ter fight involving not only the oppo
sition in Spain , but of the Vatican ,
whose seal of disapproval was set up
on the legislation even before it had
been submitted to the cortes.
As originally drawn the bill pro
hibited the creation of further relig
ious establishments in the country
until the revision of the concordat
had been completed or definite laws
on the subject passed.
In the senate the government ac
cepted the amendment of Baron Sacra
Lirio limiting the period of interdic
tion against new congregations to
The senate passed the measure on
November 4 , the vote being 149 to 58.
The majority in the upper chamber
was greater than had been antici
pated. Its passage In the lower house
had been expected.
INDORSES ENGINEERS' REPORT
Taft Favors Reclamation Projects
Calling for Expenditure of
Washington. The letter of Presi
dent Taft to the secretary of the in
terior commenting on the report of
the engineer officers appointed to
pass on uncompleted government re
clamation projects was made public
Monday. The letter consists chiefly
of a summary of the reclamation
projects which the government's ex
pert engineers have considered feas
ible and worthy of the expenditure of
$20,000,000. President Taft covers
the subject fully , in the main in
dorsing the reports of the engineers.
When congress reconvene ! ! it is the
intention of the chief executive to
transmit the report , with a mes
CUBAN REVOLT IS SCOUTED
U. S. Minister Jackson Holds Condi *
tlons Bad in the Past But
4 Good Now.
Havana. John B. Jackson , the
United States minister , said he
felt quite confident that no political
revolt was likely to occur in the la-
land , either by General Guerrora's
followers or the conservatives , all of
whom , he understands , are not in
clined to begin public breaches of 'or
Fear Aviator Is Lost.
London , England. No news has
come of the fate of Cecil S. Grace ,
the American-born aviator who dis
appeared in the fog Thursday while
attempting a return flight from-
Calais , France , to Dover. It is feared
that he fell into the North sea. A
fleet of motor cars was out to search
the east coast of England , while war
ships scattered along the shores of
the North sea swept the waters with
wireless inquiry concerning the air
Girl Made Deputy Sheriff.
Uniontown. Pa. Lucy Johns , daugh
ter of Sheriff Johns of Fayette coun
ty , was Wednesday sworn in as a
deputy sheriff in this the worst coun
ty of the state. Miss Johns speaks
many of the different languages
spoken by the coke workers.
New York. Mrs. Julia Jameson re
turned to her home in Brooklyn
Wednesday to find that during her ab
sence her three children had been
suffocated by smoke.
ST , LOUIS HAS \m \ 6UESTS
( ECONOMISTS , SCIENTISTS AND
OTHER BODIES IN SESSION.
Much Interest Displayed in Meetlnf of
American Association for Labor
St Louis. St. Louis was the mecc *
for sociologists , scientists , labor
leaders , educators and economists
last week. Hundreds of prominent
members of those professions at
tended the convention of the Amer
ican Economic association , Amer
ican Association for Labor Leg
islation , American Statistical associa
tion. American Political Science as
sociation , American Sociological so
ciety and the American Home Econ
omic association , which opened her *
Wednesday and closed on Friday.
Unusual interest was manifested In
the sessions of the Americin Asso
ciation for Labor Legislation , in
which resolutions were adopted urg
ing action by congress and the
various state legislatures on Its leg-
'islative ' program , which includes the
prohibition of ooisonous phosphorur
in the manufacture of matches ; in
vestigation of industrial injuries , and
the enforcement of labor laws.
The American Association for La
bor Legislation has about 2,000 mem
bers from every section of the country -
try , and representing almost every
.profession. Tonight it will hold a
'joint session with the American
Sociological society and American
i Statistical association , at which ad
dresses will be delivered by Prof.
Henry W. Farnum of Yale university ,
president of the American Associa
tion for Labor Legislation ; Prof.
.Franklin H. Giddinjis of Columbia unl-
iverslty ; president American Sociological -
, ical society , and Frederick L. Hoff-
jman , of the Prudential Insurance
company , vice-president of the Amer
ican Statistical association.
The American Economic associa
tion and American Political Science
association opened their meetings last
night with a .joint session at which
addresses were delivered by Dr. Ed
mund J. James , president of the for
mer organization , and Dr. Woodrow
Wilson , head of the latter body. On
Friday morning there will be another
joint session of these two bodies , at
which a state income tax cad land
value and taxation will be discussed.
MEXICANS HISS AMERICANS
Cheer Japanese Visitors and Execrate
Men From Across Border
dent at Bull Fight.
City of Mexico , Mex. Consider
able anti-American feeing waa
manifested at a bull fight where the
visiting Japanese naval officers and
cadets were the guests of honor.
When the Japanese entered to take
their seats they were enthusiastically
applauded and cheers were given for
Japan. Then some one started to
yell "Down with the Americans ! " and
the cry was taken up all over the
Subsequently whenever cheers were
started for Japan they were always
followed by hisses and cries against
"MEAT TRUST" SUIT ENDS
Government's Petition to Dismiss Na
tional Packing Dissolution
Suit Is Granted.
Chicago. District Attorney Sims
appeared before Judge Kohlsaat in
the United States district court Tues
day and asked that the dissolution
suit of the government against the
National Packing company be dis
missed. The order was entered by
Mr. Wilkerson , assistant United
States attorney , said that the governi
ment had decided to stand on thg
criminal prosecution and drop thq
dissolution suit. He said the governi
ment did not "want this suit pending
while the men were being prosecuted
REVOLT IN SANTO DOMINGG
( Reported General Girm ? ' Has Raised
Standard of Revolution and
Battle Is Fought.
Santo Domingo. Troops were dia
patched to the Dominican-Haitien
frontier , following reports of a battle
fought there in which a number wer
said to have been killed.
General Firman is said to have
.raised the standard of revolt , and it la
believed the battle which was fought
was between his followers and tne
loyal troops. Conditions in the re
public are ripe for a revolution , aa
finances are in a bad way and the in ;
habitants of many districts are pover
959 Vote Sellers Indicted.
West Lion , O. The Adams countj
grand jury Wednesday reported 145
additional true bills- against citizem
accused of selling their votes at th'
November election. This makes
total of 959 indictments'
Many Killed in Hurricane.
Madrid. The government was oft
cially advised Wednesday that a via
lent hurricane has devastated Gomera
one of the Canary islands. Then
was considerable loss of life ant
"great damage to property.
Bathed Dog in Dishpan.
Evansville , Ind. Because , it Is al
leged , his wife bathed her pet poodlf
dog in the dishpan and wished ti
fight when he objected. Robert Dun
can of this city Wednesday entered
suit for divorce. *
"Me mudder fought I'd be a cap'n of
"You missed it , eh ? "
"Yep ; I became a major general of
Indolence ! "
BABY'S HAIR ALL CAME OUT
"When my first baby was six
months old he broke out on his head
with little bumps. They would dry
up and leave a scale. Then it would
break out again and it spread all over
his head. All the hair came out and
his head was scaly all over. Then his-
face broke out all over in red bumps
and it kept spreading until it v/as on
his hands and arms. I bought several
boxes of ointment , gave him blood
medicine , and had two doctors to treat
him , but he got worse all the time. He
had it about six months when a friend
told me about Cuticura. 1 sent and
got a bottle of Cuticura Resolvent , a
cake of Cuticura Soap and a box of
Cuticura Ointment. In three days
after using them he began to improve.
He began to take long naps and to
stop scratching his head. After taking :
two bottles of Resolvent , two boxes of
Ointment and three cakes of Soap he
was sound and well , and never had
any breaking out of any kind. His
hair came out in little curls all over
his head. I don't think anything else
would have cured him except Cuticura.
"I have bought Cuticura Ointment
and Soap several times since to use
for cuts and sores and have never
known them to fail to cure what I put
them on. I think Cuticura Is a great
remedy and would advise any one to
use it. Cuticura Soap is the best that
I have ever used for toilet purposes. "
( Signed ) Mrs. F. E. Harmon. R. F. D ,
2 , Atoka , Tenn. , Sept. 10 , 1910.
His Ruling Passion.
The young man waited for the mill
"I don't blame you for wanting tc
marry my daughter , " said the latter.
"And now how much do you suppose
you and she can worry along on ? "
The youth brightened up.
"I I think , " he cheerfully stam
mered , "that $200,000 well invested ,
would produce -sufficient income. "
The millionaire turned back to his
"Very well , " he said , "I will give
you $100,000 , providing you raise a
similar amount. "
And the young man went away son
"Do you have much trouble witb ;
your automobile ? "
"Trouble ! Say , I couldn't have more
If I was married to the blamed mar
shine. " SL Louis Star.
Constipation causes and aggravates many
serious diseases. It is thoroughly cured by
Dr. Piercers Pleasant Pellets. The favor
, te family lazative.
No Such Luck.
Wilson Do you keep a second girlJ
Bilson Xo ; we can't keep the forty- ]
; hird. Harper's Bazar.
Some people would drown with a li
> reserver at hand. They are the kind
hat suffer from Rheumatism and Xeurai
fia when they can get Hamlins Wizard
) il , the best of all pain remedies.
On the Ties.
First Thespian Walking home ?
Second Thespian Yes , the railroad
: ars -insufficiently heated.
Quick as Wink.
If your eyes ache with a smarting. Tiurn-
DK sensation use PETTTFS EYE SALVE.
Ul druggists or Howard Bro3.3uffaloX.Y
The life of a man consists not in.
eeing visions , and in dreaming : i
[ reams , , but In active charity and ,
dlling service. Longfellow.
Mrs. "Wlnslow * SoothingSyrup. .
rorcWWren teething , softens the ( ? ums. reduces i
Lammatioaana ys pain , cures vrlsd colic. 15c a. bolt
The test of piety comes not in t |
lews but in the press of daily life.
Sioux City Director :
FISTULA cured in a. few
dayswithout pain. Nbpay
till cured. Cuf this ad out ,
oed for S3 for each patient. Write for particulars.
r. Matheney. 602 Farasrs Lean 4 Trnt Sia * . . Secx City , la _
stablished 30 Years
loral emblems and cus do-wer > for all
ccasions. SIOUX CITY , LOWA- <
T. R. Elder , Sioux City ,
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