Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, January 12, 1911, Image 6
The Valentine Bemoc ; , VALENTINE , NEB. I. M. RICE , - - PublU TRADE IS STIMULATED IN W AND SOUTH BY CHANGE Ol TEMPERATURE. HEAVY CLOTHES IN DEM/ In Wholesale Lines Holiday Invei ies Have Been Completed and S men Are Again on Road Indusl Are Quiet. New York. Bradstreet's Satu said : Country-wide cold weather , cially severe in , the west and sc has stimulated demand for heavy \ \ ing apparel , and combined with ual clearance sales has made a ra better than average final distribu of seasonable goods. In whole lines holiday inventories have 1 completed and salesmen are agaii the road. Reports from jobbers of a quite optimistic feeling as spring trade and good sales of g < adapted to retail clearance sales If reported. ! \ * In industry quiet still reigns. ' . il and steel are still dull and pig f ilt ; t stocks are accumulating. Cold we er has helped coal consumption sales are active of bituminous coa the west and anthracite at the e No shortages of supply are , howe reported. ' The leather trades are quiet and n ports of a widespread stoppage i work in tanneries give firmness stocks of finished materials. Co1 4 goods are quiet in primary marl and year-end reviews of the 1910 suits are disappointing as a wh f There are rather more optimistic ports as to lumber trade conditi on the north Pacific coast and a f ing that the depression is that lin < 1910 is giving way to a more favon situation. Business failures in the TJni States for the week ending Januar were 281 , against 251 last week , 27 : the like week of 1910 , 329 in 1908 283 in 1907. Business failures in Canada for I week number 27 , which compares v 35 last week and 33 in the like w of 1910. SIX CHINAMEN PERISH. "House of Five Entrances" Destro in New York. , New York. Six persons are bel ed to have perished Friday in a which destroyed "The House of F Entrances , " a five-story lodging ho in Chinatown. Two bodies have bi recovered and firemen who explo the ruins say four more are still in ruins of the third floor. The build is in such an unsafe condition t \ - Chief Croker ordered the search pended until tomorrow. 1 The two bodies recovered are s to be those of relatives of Tom. L "mayor of Chinatown. " Hang Him in Effigy. Grand Island , Neb. Citizens of 1 town of Doniphan , in this county , senting the action of retiring G Shallenberger is paroling Era Stout , convicted of murder a year i hanged the former executive in figy. Stout killed an aged farm ha and was given a long term pris sentence. : i Builder of Assuan Dam Dead. London. Sir John Aird , builder ihe famous Assuan dam across t Nile , Is dead. He was born in 18 and was a member of the contract ! firm of John Aird & Son. He v created a peer in 1901. Freight Engine Blows Up. i ! Sheridan , Wyo. A Burlington < tjine on the first section of No. 46 , eastbound freight , blew up , instanl killing Engineer Zumbrennen a : brakeman Jones. Wreck On the B. & O. Logansport , Ind. In the wreck of freight train at a crossing of the E Four and the Pennsylvania railroa at New Madison , O. , it is reported th several trainmen were killed. Mother and Child Die. Raleigh , N. C. Mrs. H. O. Banni 17-month-old son we ter , and her - accidentally asphyxiated at the home in this 'city. Sioux City Live Stock Market. Sioux City , lo. Fridays quotatio on the local live stock market were follows : Top beeves , ? 5.75. T < bogs , ? 7.85. 1 j Earth Shocks in Alaska. Fairbanks , Alaska Slight eart quake shocks felt here between 4 ai 4:30 o'clock Friday morning thre dishes from the shelves , but did n do any other damage. Gas Struck at Upton , Wyo. Upton , WyoT There is much excit ment here over the striking of a stroi flow of natural gas in a well sunk 1 F. It. Young inside the city limil Other wells will be sunk at once. . \ THOUSANDS OF TROOPS ARE'HI RIED TO RELIEF OF DEVAS TATED ZONE. 2,000 DEAD AND INJUR Thousand Square Miles of Country Shaken and Entire Cities ; Towns Are Wiped Out See Perish In Lake. Tashkend , Asiatic Russia. It Is r believed that 2,000 persons were elt killed or Injured in the terrific i devastating earthquake in Turkest Two thousand soldiers equipped rescue and relief work were sent 1 the stricken territory of Semir : chensk on Thursday. Practically 1,000 square miles of i ritory are said to have been shal and whole towns wined out. Wide sures in the steppes are grow hourly. Reports from towns and villages the edge of the death belt , whit ] refugees fled during the night , sta that conditions in the interior of devastated zone are horrifying. A big detachment of troops was dered to hurry at all possible sp < from the Tashkend barracks towj Vyerny , a fortified town of 23,000 habitants , which Is reported wholly ruins. At Kopal a great section of the to lies In ruins , according to the meai reports. Communication was practU ly cut off and from the Interior of 1 earthquake zone no definite word ca at all. In the Sirke desert east Kopal and upon the vast step ] stretching among the mountains , h dreds of members of Turkestan trll are said to have been swallowed by the earth. Scores of persons p Ished In Lake Issyk-Kul. When 1 earth began to rock , many fled li boats upon the water'thinking the selves safe from falling buildings cracks in the earth. However , the s face of the lake became so violent tl the boats were swamped. So great was the force of t tremors that mountains in the Keen AJa-Tau range were split open. The force of the shocks was felt 1 hundreds of miles along the northe 'rentier of China. SENATOR ELKINS IS DE/ * ged West Virginia Statesman Dl at His Washington Home of Septismla. Washington. Senator Stephen Slkins of West Virginia , son-in-k ) f Henry Gassaway Davis , Democral jandidate for vice-president in 19 ( ind himself a Republican leader he senate , died early Thursday inoi ng at his Washington home after j llness of nearly a year. Doctor Sewers , who attended t ] senator , announced the cause of t leath as septismia. All the membe > f his family were at the bedsii vhen the end came , as his demi tad been expected for several days. Senator Elkins was born in Per iounty , Ohio , September 26,1,841. I eceived his early education in tl lublic schools of Missouri and grad .ted from the Missouri State univc ity at Columbia in the class of 186 le was admitted to the bar 864. 864.He made his debut in politics as lember of the territorial legislatii ssemWy of New Mexico in 1864-5. In 1873 he went to congress as tc itorial delegate. While at Washln on he married the daughter of Sen or Gaseaway Davis , from West Vi inia. Mr. Elkins was re-elected 1 tie Fourty-fourth congress while c trip to Europe , and at the same tin ecame a member of the Republics ational committee. REDS" DIE IN FIGH ix Die After Shooting Eight In Batt List of Injured Is Long. London. In a pitched battle in tl eart of London Tuesday six a : rchist were slain , three police of ers , three civilians and two soldiei rere shot and a number of fireme ijured. The anarchists , armed with rapit ring guns , and barricaded in the : uarters in a four-story Sidney stre < uilding , fought 1,500 policemen an xo half companies of soldiers , a ell as a squad of artillerymen , fc ours. They were driven , finally , to th jof. The building had been set o re , either by the police to "smok nt" the suspects or by the men then jives to avoid capture. When th ipports burned the roof fell , and th aarchists fell into seething furnac < The dead anarchists are believe > have belonged to a band that wa letting to kill 'King George V. durin Is coronation ceremonies. Two < lem were suspected of the recei lurder of three policemen in a bu lary In the Houndsditch district. Fall Kills an Ex-Mayor. Racine , Wis. Martin M. Secor , fo er mayor of Racine , and a prominei anufacturer , died Thursday as tt ssult of an accident. A week ago 1 11 at his home , breaking several rib e was born in 1841. Merchants to Have Own Court. New York. The establishment of > mmercial court for the voluntary se ement of business disputes amoo .erchants was decided upon Thur ly by the New York Chamber i ommerce. HORRIBLE IF TRUE TWENTY-TWO INDICTMENTS I TURNED IN LOS ANGELE : TIMES INVESTIGATION. CHARGE WHOLESALE MURD Names Are ' Withheld Until Arre Can Be Made Understood I More Than Three or Four t Named in Bills. Los Angeles , Cal. The grand ji hi the Los Angeles Times explos case Thursday returned 22 ind ments. More than forty witnesses , the i Jority of them identified with 1 union movement , were summer from San Francisco and other citi It is not likely that the names any of the indicted will be made p He until after arrests have been ma It is believed a number of San FT Cisco men have been indicted. Wholesale murder , the outcome o dynamite plot , is understood to be 1 charge set forth in all the IndictmeE but it is thought that not more th three or four men are named in \ true bills. The return of the indictments the culmination of a disaster that cited the people of Los Angeles tc degree that for a few days border almost upon panic and resulted In 1 offering of rewards aggregating alm < $100,000. GOV.FOSS HITS PARTY "BOS ! Asks That Full Power Be Given' Voters Advocates Many Other Reforms. Boston. Advanced measures agah "boss rule" and for popular control government , such as direct nomii tlons , the recall and the Initiative a referendum , were advocated by G < Eugene N. Foss in his inaugural dress Thursday. A decided Innovation in party lead ' turn ! ship was the governor's against the old policy of the "ger : mander. " Calling attention to the i cessity for redistricting the state , declared the job should be done by < gineers , not politicians. The bounds les of the districts , he said , should determined by latitude and longitue and not with an eye to party advj tage. INSURGENTS FORM A LEAGl Minnesota Progressives Advocate Complete Primary Sys tem. Minneapolis , Minn. Progressive E publicans from all over Mini seta met here to form a Progrc Bive Republican league of Mini Halbert of St. Paul w BOta. H. T. temporary chairman and outlined t purposes of the proposed league. Jol of Cannon Falls w A. Applegate elected permataent chairman. Resolutions were drafted commei ing Senator Moses E. Clapp , the : Itiative and referendum , election United States senators by direct vc the prima of the people through system and an extension of the p mary system to include all state < fleers. Worry Kills Robin's Lawyer. New York. District Attorney Wh man said Thursday that he had be -.old that Clarence K. Lexow , coum ! or Joseph G. Robin , the , banker , various undertakings , worried himsi Into whl the tangles to death over Elobln became involved. Twenty-Five Die In Storm. Johannesburg , South Africa. Tw < were killed in a viole Ly-five persons storm in Bechuanland Thursday. Tw < ty natives were victims of giganl hailstones. GUNBOAT HORNET TAKES TO TRUXILLO , HONDURAS , REPO ED FALLEN BY REBELS. Revolutionists Accomplish Their 1 pose Without Firing Shot Bonll Proclaims Himself President. New Orleans , La. Dispatches celved here announce the eapl of two towns , Truxillo and I tan , Honduras , by the revolut ists. Truxillo surrendered to the j boat Hornet and Ruatan fell witl a shot being fired. The Hornet , which had picked u large supply of ammunition and a 1 'dred men after leaving New Orles proceeded to La Guna , La Graciosa , riving December 28. A base of opi tlons was established on the Isl of Bonacca , after which the ] islands were captured. The revolutionary forces are i stationed near Puerto Cortez , wh their leader , Manuel Bonilla , has ] claimed himself "constitutional pr dent of the republic of Honduras. D. W. HOLSTLAW IS OUST Colleagues Vote to Etfpel tuka IV Who Confessed He Took a Bribe. Springfield , 111. Expulsion of Se tor D. W. Holstlaw , self-confess bribe taker , from the senate of ] nois was the feature of the conven of that body Wednesday. This act is expected to go far in the preclud : of an extended investigation by i senate of the Lorimer scandal , which Senator Hotstlaw confessed received $2,500 for his vote , althoi a resolution was later introdw naming' certain senators to cpndi an inquiry into charges of bribery s corruption. Representative Charles Adkins Bement was elected speaker of 1 house. COREY QUITS AS STEEL HE President of U. S. Corporation Ser In Resignation No Successor Is Likely. New York. William Ellis Cor for seven years president of 1 United States Steel corporation , signed that office Tuesday , the res nation to take effect at the pleasi of the board of directors. It ia probable that for the pres < there will be no successor elected succeed Mr. Corey , and in a statem < Issued by Judge E. H. Gary , chainn of the board of directors and final committee of the corporation , he In cated plainly that he himself woi discharge the duties of the office cated by Mr. Corey. TWO BANDITS HOLD UP TRA Pullman Porter Is Killed , Anoth Fatally Wounded and Passenger ? Robbed of Valuables. Ogden , Utah. Southern Jacl train No. 1 , the Overland limit west bound , was held up Tuesday two masked bandits at Reese , nl miles west of Ogden , William Da-v a negro porter , was shot and instan killed and A. W. Taylor , another p ter , was mortally wounded. A p senger was slightly wounded. 0 hundred passengers on the train w < relieved of their valuables. Conductors Are Discharged. Terre Haute , Ind. All except two the passenger conductors of the C cage , Terre Haute & Southeast railroad were let out Thursday wltbx notice in advance , and with no reas given. They have been with the refer for many years. 15-Dead In African Wreck. Queenstown , Union of South Afrl Fifteen persons were killed and f ty or fifty others injured Thursday the wreck of a passenger train xu Nathcart , Cape Colony. DUE TO FREIGHT RA1 IT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIGH COST OF LIVING. Millionaire Says That People Ar to Pay Dividends on Nine BI lions of Watered Stock. Akron , O. Declaring that exces freight rates are responsible for high cost of living , Ohio G. Bai the millionaire match magnate , sent a letter to every member of gress demanding reforms. " In addition to the regulatlor freight rates , he demands , that J be passed that will effectually 1 railroad and industrial capitallza He Declares the freight busines the railroads costs each family | year. This latter , coupled with other earnings of the railroads , h < serts , has boosted the average road cost per family to $127 annu Barber starts his letter to the gressmen with these three demaa "What is the matter with Amer "What is the matter with congr "Why has the seat of governn been transferred to Wall street ? " Continuing , he says : "Person : I appreciate fully the importance stability of vested rights in prop * corporate or personal. "But I vigorously contend that commission of excesses in the cap izatlon of corporate companies felts Instantly the right to claim \ value for such capitalization in levying of a tax upon the Ameri public for the payment of divide upon this watered stock. And in offense the railroads always have the pace. "Conceived in the master minds Huntington , Morgan , . Hill and Hz man , this policy has been worked to a nicety. These clothed the sch < in the pretty catch phrase of a 'c munlty interests' and cleverly about to grab all the through tn lines of railroad from coast to co "They argued plausibly , and v truth , that these trunk lines were great arteries which maintained life of commerce ; that they were a cessity for quick transportation. "Approximately nine billions this 18 billions of railroad capital tion is fictitious ; purely and sim watered stock , upon which the pec of the United States are taxed in r road rates to maintain the annual < idends. "Despite this tremendous stock tering , the railway net earnings hi advanced steadily and the average < idend rate has more than doubled the last 15 years. "In 1894 the dividend rate was 1 per cent. Last year it averaged 2 per cent , and the railroads earnec net income of $852,153,280. "And the people paid the freight "Railroad presidents indignan deny that freight rates affect the c of existence. James J. Hill and W. Browne declare low acreage prod tion by the farmer is responsible high prices. "Trust magnates disagree. All st to shift the responsibility. S. R. G genheim says it is extravagance the part of the laborer. Ogden . mour says it is the law of nature. "This one problem of railrc freight rates is the great econor question of the age. Were it fai solved all other lines of commei and trade would soon adjust the selves and a more equitable distril ion of the products of business woi 'esult. "What are you going to do about "Yours in militant sincerity , ( Signed ) "O. C. BARBER , ' 3. S. OSBORNE IS SWORN rakes Oath as Twenty-Ninth Govern of State of Michigan at Lansing. Lansing , Mich. Chase S. Osbor vas sworn in as the twenty-nin jovernor of Michigan. He Is t Irst citizen of the upper peninsr jo hold the office. A battery fired salute of 17 guns when the oath ) fflo was administered to the n < governor by Chief Justice Russell Dstrander , but the gold lace usual jeen in profusion on inaugurate lays gave place to frock coats ai iilk hats , Governor Osborne havi ] ippointed no military staff. The hie ilal session of the legislature w > pen Wednesday. JENEW WAR ON TOBACCO WE J. S. Supreme Court Opens Hearli and Receives Broadside of Trust Lawyers. "Washington. The second fight he American Tobacco corporatio tgainst dissolution by decree of t Jupreme court of the United Stat mder the Sherman anti-trust law w tegun Thursday when their attorne tdvanced a fusillade of arguments lehalf of their cause. The suit under the Sherman an rust law to dissolve the so-called " 1 mcco trust" was instituted in 19 ( Hang American Pensioner at Cor& Cork , Ireland. William Scanlan , i American army pensioner , was hang * Wednesday for the murder of his s er-in-law. The crime was cpmmitt a 1909 , and Scanlan , who had thr rials , was convicted on purely clrcui tantial evidence. Hold Six in Race Riots. Houston , Tex. Six white me irought here from Palestine , we edged in jail "Wednesday charged wi he murder of negroes in the raj lots at Slocum last July. 7 PROMINENT ODD FELLOW Bad Cast of Catarrh and Other Complications. Fully Re stored by Peruna. f x Mr. Chas. Ii Sauer , Grand Scribe , Grand Encampment I. O. O. P. , of Texas , writes from San An tonio , Texas : ! "Nearly two years ago I accepted a position as * secretary and treasurer of one'of the leading dry goods estab lishments of Gal vest on , Texas. The sudden change from a4 Mr. Chas. L Sauer. altitude to sea level proved too mucr ' afflicted with ca- Cor me and I became lajT.h and cold In the head , and general iebliity to such an extent as to almost Incapacitate me for attending to "I was Induced to try Pcrunaf and ; ifter taking several bottles In small ; loses I am pleased to say I was entire- ! [ y restored to my former normal condi tion and have ever since recommended the use of Peruna to my friends. " : isk Your Druggist for a Free PerunM Almanac for 1911. LOVE AND THE AEROPLANE1 tome Good Advice for Those Daring Mortals Who Would Do Their Courting Aloft. Secure a nice roomy aeroplane , and dace in it an old-fashioned sofa or jmchair. Then put the girl in , get a. yourself and turn on the power. Do not be in any hurry. Get far nough up so that you can be preoc- upied for a few moments without andlng. It is Just as well to strap the girl a. She can't-get away , of course , but ou can kiss a girl in an aeroplane auch easier if she is firmly secured. Always keep one hand on the steer- ig apparatus and the other on the Irl ; but if worst comes to worst , let o the steering apparatus. The following schedule , if adhered > , .will prevent ordinary accidents : Five hundred feet up , hold girl s and. Six hundred feet up , arm around her aist Seven hundred feet , drop everything ad hold girl , working steering appa- itus with both feet- Be careful , when you alight , not to Dme down near a church. In the ex- .tement of the occasion you may for- at yourself and marry the girL [ any fatal accidents have resulted in lis manner. Puck. A Little Mixed. Admiral Evans , at a luncheon in an Francisco , said of a naval policy e disliked : "It is mixed and illogical. It ro unds me of Bob Backstay , who be- ame engineer on a submarine. " 'Bob , ' said a friend , 'don't you find ; dangerous work , this knocking 4 bout in a submarine deep beneath 10 sea ? ' ' "Yes , very dangerous , ' Backstay imitted , Tmt a man's got to do some- ilng , you know , to keep his head bove water. ' " Returning the Compliment. Mrs. Faraway I suppose you have trgotten that this is the anniversary I your wedding day ? " Professor Faraway ( abstracting Imself from conic sections ) Eh ? Tiat ? Dear me ! Is it , really ? And hen is your's , dear ? Stray Stories. Companions in Misery. Ella For all sad words of tongue r pen Stella Forget it ; I'm an old maid yself. Don't make the mistake of claiming ra never make one. ForBreakfast Breakfast The Happy Reply Post Toasties A crisp , dainty food that pleases young and old. Wholesome Economical Convenient Serve "with cream or milk ( hot or cold ) . "The Memory Lingers" POSTUM CEREAL CO. . Ltd. , Battle Creek. Mich.