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About Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1911)
I. M. RICE , Publisher.
VALENTINE , NEBRASKA.
EVIDENCE FOUND OF AN ATRO
CIOUS CRIME IN NE
UNARMED AT TIME OF DEATH
Men Bent on a Peaceful Mission to
Sheep Camps When Fired on from
Ambush by Rustlers Big Reward is
Offered for Slayers.
Alturas , Cal. Details received here
of the murder of Harry Cambron , J.
S. Lexague , Peter Eramuspe and B.
Indiano , wealthy stockmen of this
county , whose bodies have been found
near Denio , Nev. , show the tragedy to
fcave been one of the most atrocious
crimes in the history of this region.
The men were all unarmed and in
tent upon a peacful mission at sheep
camps near Denio , when they were
shot and stripped of clothing and val
uables. Their bodies were concealed
in a nidden cave.
Indiano left home three weeks ago
to meet the other three ranchers at
Denio and accompany them to the
camps. The road to Denio and from
there to the sheep leads leads through
Little High Rock canyon , four miles
from the town. When he arrived in
Denio Indiano told of seeing several
freshly slaughtered beeves lying on
the hides in the canyon , also of seeing
two horsemen near the place. It is
the theory of the dead men's friends
that Indiano surprised cattle , thieves
at their work and that the rustlers ,
seeing him returning with others ,
thought he had gone for help to give
battle and fired on the party from am
The bodies of the murdered men
were taken to Engleville.
The sheriff of Washoe county came
Here to recruit a posse and take up
the man hunt. The party set out im-
Tnediately , taking besides a company
of mounted men several Indian trail
ers and a pack of bloodhounds.
TO SURPASS FORMER EVENTS.
Coronation Services of George V. to
Be Held June 22.
London. Since the beginning of the
winter the chief functionaries of the
British court have been busily ab
sorbed with preparations for the coronation
nation of George V. , which will sur
pass in pageantry and in historical in
terest all former ceremonials of the
While the ceremony of crowning
the king and queen in Westminster
abbey on June 22 will be almost iden
tical in form with that which has been
followed in the investiture of British
sovereigns since William. IV. and
Queen Adelaide , the auxiliary func
tions are expected to exceed in page
antry and magnilicence anything that
the nation has witnessed in the past.
These will include the progress of the
court through London the day after
the coronation and a visit tothe guild
tall , with a reception of the king and
queen by the city authorities there ,
a naval review , a gala performance
at the opera , with minor celebrations
and pageants among which will be a
"festival of empire" at the crystal pal
Thrown from Cab in a Collision.
1 New York. John M. Carrer , an emi
nent New York architect , was perhaps
fatally injured by being thrown from
a taxicab in a collision with a street
car. He struck the pavement on his
Lead and received six scalp wounds
and suffered concussion of the brain.
Posse Strings Up a Negro.
Eufaula , Ala. Iver Peterson , an 18-
year-old negro , was lynched by a posse
of citizens of this place eight miles
from here. He was accused of an b
attempted assault on a lady here as Ci
she was crossing a dimly lighted Cin
street. f ]
Mrs. Samuel Buried. P
Kearney , Mo. Mrs. Zerelda Samuel ,
mother of Jesse and Frank James , the tl
ex-bandits , was buried here. Inter isbi
ment was in a local cemetery where bi
the body of Jesse James lies. m bid <
Clergymen Back of It.
Chicago. Several hundred clergy
men in Chicago have started a move
ment , further by the Chicago Chris- thM
tion Endeavor union , to relieve mail thOl
clerks and carriers of Sunday work. Ol
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City , la Saturday's quota to
tions on the Sioux City live stock
market follow : Top beeves , $6.50. an
Top hogs , $7.25. ca
Edison 64 Years Old.
Orange , N. J. Thomas A. Edison
celebrated his 64th birthday Friday. m <
He spent the day at work in his labor ca
atory. To his wife , who tried to get th <
iim to take a little outing , he said thi
"too . " toi
le was busy.
' Whites and Blacks Clash.
. Gunnison , Miss. One negro Is dy
ing , several others are wounded and
racial clashes seem imminent as a re tal
sult of a shotgun and pistol battle between - inme
tween a posse of white men and a me
crowd'of negraes. cei
LS ST L
TOMB OF FORMER CONGRESSMAN
WILLIAM L. SCOTT 18 RAIDED
AT ERIE , PA.
WOMAN'S BODY IS STOLEN
Coffin of Mre. Anna M. M'Coilom ,
Relative of Family , Found Empty
Police flay They Are Hampered in
Effort ! to Fathom Myetery.
Brie , Pa. Ghouls have broke Into
and violated the mausoleum of the
late William L Scott , who was a con
gressman from tola district , a million
aire coal and railroad magnate and an
intimate personal friend of former
.President Grover Cleveland. Much
mystery surrounds the case , which
first became'known publicly Thursday
The mausoleum , in the Erie ceme
tery ( a magnificent affair which cost
at least 160,000) , was found shattered
by some women who chanced to be
walking through the burying place.
Soon after this 'discovery'it was whis
pered about the city that the body of'
Mrs. Anna M. McCollom , a slater of
the late Mr. Scott's wife , had been
taken away. Mrs. McCollom was the
wife of a prominent naval officer and
was well known in Philadelphia so
ciety. It was also said by some that
Mr. Scott's body was removed from
Its vault. Whether it was' stolen or
not is a question which has not been
The police admit , officially , that Mrs.
McCollom's body was removed from
the mausoleum by the vandals. They
ilso declare officially that Mr. Scott's
body as not stolen , although prob-
ibly an attempt was made to steal it.
Unofficially the same police say that
the family of Mr. Scott has hampered
: hein in their endeavors to get at the
Dottom of the mystery and that they
-eally are not fully conversant with
ill the circumstances of the body
"There is more behind this than a
) lain case of corpse snatching from a
: emetery , " they declare , "and if we
lad our way about it a very sensa-
ional story will quickly develop. "
They really do not know whether
flrs. McCollom's body was the only
me taken , or whether that of the late
Congressman Scott likewise was car-
ied off. But they say that they know
L motive for the stealing of one or
oth , and that they will reveal it
rhen the proper time comes.
BILLIONS IN BIG LAND GRAB
Ilinols Investigating Body Reveals
Vast Alleged Inroads on Waters-
Fix Loss at $250,000,000.
Chicago. The state of Illinois has
een Illegally deprived of thousands
f acres of land along the shores of
iake Michigan and other waterways
t a value of at least $250,000,000 by
irge corporations and private , inter-
sts of the state. Chicago has been
ie largest sufferer.
The Illinois Central railroad alone
as grabbed 400 acres in the city's
ont yard and the attorney general
aould sue to recover its value and
erhaps revoke the company's charter ,
he Chicago river has been camped
a illegally from end to end by great
jrporations and business houses.
These are a few of the" conclusions
jached by .the Chiperfield committee ,
hich was appointed by the Forty-
xth general assembly to investigate
ibmerged lands in the state. After
most two years of exhaustive labor
ie committee has compiled its report ,
hich consists of 16 large typewritten
) lumes and which is accompanied by
, 'o massive chests filled with maps ,
lotographs , documents and records
iting back to Indian days.
Bald statements and verbose
targes are not relied on by the com-
ittee to support the truth of their
idings. With all the .care of expert
wyers preparing a case for court the J
? al questions involved have been
> ne Into and hundreds of pages In
e report consist of supreme court de-
jions , legislative enactments and
lat amounts practically to complete
? al briefs.
And with no beating around the
sh or technical equivocation , the
tnmittee makes the unqualified state-
mt that the reclaimed empire stolen
> m the people can be recovered ,
rong recommendation is made that
Dceedings be started immediately.
So comprehensive Is the report In
3 belief of lawyers who have seen
that any ordinary members of the
r could walk Into court with it un-
: his arm and turn the state of Illi-
ris upside down.
Blast Kills Two ; Hurts 20. p
Slgin , 111. In a gas explosion at i ]
Wilburn house at Carpentersvills
nday Howard Mann and Adam h
srst were killed and twenty others d
ired , four fatally.
'ras fr m a leaku main Is supposed
have caught fire from a stove. The
ists fled in panic from the hotel
. there were many narrow es-
Mother of Steele Mackaye Dies.
os Angeles , Cal Within four
iths of her centenary , Mrs. Rebec- tl
Spring , mother of Steele Mackaye , tlB
"dramatist , and friend of most of B
literary celebrities of mid-Vic- b :
an days , passed away at her home
ote Favors Larger Membership.
Washington. A test standing vote vc
jn in the house Thursday resulted ti <
i victory for the advocates for a T ]
abershlp of 433 under the new th
sus , by 158 to 126. a ,
Kansas Farmers Are Putting Oil He aters In Their Pig Pens to Enable the
Hogs to Make Weight More Rapidly.
THREE DIE IN
STREET CAR PLUNGES INTO ICY
STREAM AT SHEYBOYGAN ,
HAD NO CHANCE FOR ESCAPE
/Vomen Are Trapped Inside Coach
With No Hope of Life Slippery
Rails and Failure of Breaks Given
Sheboygan , Wis. Imprisoned help
lessly In a speeding trolley car , three
women were drowned when the car
plunged into the Sheboygan river
through the open draw of the Eighth
street bridge here.
The dead : Miss Anna Mather , aged
fifty-three , Sheboygan Falls , a music
teacher ; Miss Tannie VanOuwekerk ,
aged sixteen , a kindergarten teacher ;
Miss Olga Willimite , Sheboygan , a
Motorman George Thiene and Con
ductor Frank Weber were saved , as
were two other passengers , one of
whom was Paul O. Etzold , a traveling
salesman from Milwaukee. They es
caped death by jumping just before
ihe car plunged into the river.
The death of the three women is
probably due to a stumble by Etzold.
is he rushed out of the car he fell
md the three women fell over him.
rle regained his feet and leaped from
he car , but the women behind him
The rails were slippery and the
notorman was unable to set his
> rakes. He made an attempt to es-
: ape as the car plunged from the
> ridge into the river. ,
JOUSE CHANGES ITS NUMBER
.ower Branch of Congress Will Have
Total of 433 After March
3 , 1913.
Washington. The house of repre-
entatives Thursday passed the cen-
us reapportionment bill , fixing the
aembership at 433 after March 3 ,
This bill , which is a substitute for
tie original one , gives Illinois'two ad-
itlonal members in the house.
The following states gain by the
ew bill as follows : Arizona , 1 ; Ala-
ama , 1 ; California , 3 ; Colorado , 1 ;
'lorida , 1 ; Georgia , 1 ; Idaho , 1 ; Illi-
ois , 2 ; Louisiana , 1 ; Massachusetts ,
; Michigan , 1 ; Minnesota , 1 ; Mon-
ma , 1 ; New Jersey , 2 ; New Mexico ,
; New York , 6 ; North Dakota , 1 ;
ihio , 1 ; Oklahoma , 3 ; Oregon , 1 ;
ennsylvania , 4 ; Rhode Island , 1 ;
outh Dakota , 1 ; Texas , 2 ; Utah , 1 ;
Washington , 2 ; West Virginia , 1.
The Democrats , aided by a few Re-
nblicans , who declined to be bound
r the party caucus , won the fight for
te increased representation.
NOCKOUT BROWN HA3 SHADE
hampion Wolgast Meets Defeat at
the Hands of New York
Philadelphia. Ad Wolgast , con-
leror of Battling Nelson , received
obably the most inartistic wallop-
g of his career in a six-round bout
ith "Knockout" Brown of New York
Jack O'Brien's new arena Wednes-
Brown battered the Michigan chap
etty much as he pleased for the en-
e six rounds. He hit Wolgast as he
3ased and when he pleased , suffer-
5 only in the clinches , where he was
ide to appear the novice he really is.
Asks $240,000 for Bowdoin.
Boston. An appeal for $140,000 for
3 use of the medical department and
30,000 for a new gymnasium for a
wdoin college was issued Thursday \v
President William D. Hyde to the
wdoin Alumni association. Si
Favors Tariff Board Bill.
iVashington. By a strictly party
: e , all of the Democrats in opposl-
Q , the senate committee on finance y <
ursday voted to report favorably
i bill passed by the house to create , di
icrmanent tariff board. ' T
DEFEATED BY WOMEN
MAYOR OF SEATTLE OUSTED B\
' THEIR BALLOTS.
Hiram C. Gill Loses in First Recall
Election Was Charged With
Misuse of Power.
Seattle , Wash. Women had for
the first time the privilege of cast
ing their ballots at the initial re
call election ever held in Seattle and
they ruled the day.
The recall election was brought
about In an attempt to oust Mayor
Hiram C. Gill and to elect George VV.
Billing. Returns from one-third ol
the city indicate Gill has been ousted
and Billing elected by a majority of
The leaders of the suffragists in
this state refused to intervene In the
mayoralty fight because of the fact
that the agitation arose because
Mayor Gill and his chief of police , C.
W. Wappensteln , refused to yield to
those who sought the establishment
of a district for confining vice.
Many picturesque scenes were en
acted In the day's voting. Women ,
richly dressed and riding in their own
automobiles , drove to the polling
places to vote , and stood in line , while
others with shawls over their heads ,
who had been to market and brought
eggs and meat and garden truck In
their arms , took their turns in the
booths and marked their choice for
mayor. Contrary to expectations , the
women did not make many mistakes
The election was the first test of
the recall in Washington politics and
i deep interest was taken in the cam
paign. The civic question was that
3f the so-called vice segregation. It
Evas charged against Mayor Gill that
ais segregation policy was in reality
Dne of vice aggregation and that the
gambling and red light district was
: he source of police graft.
FAFT GIVES AN ULTIMATUM
[ "here Must Be a Vote on-Canadian
Agreement or an Extra
Washington. President Taft has
erved notice on congress through
Senators Crane and Carter that there
aust be a vote on the reciprocity
greement with Canada or he would
all congress back in extra session al
most immediately after March 1.
Mr. Taft summoned Senator Crane
f Massachusetts and Carter of Mon-
ana to the White House to urge upon
hem the necessity of expediting legis-
ition in the senate , so there would he
o necessity for an extra session of
ongress. Vice-President Sherman
nd Senator Smoot also were In con-
jrence with the president.
Senators Crane and Carter con-
jrred with other senators who are es-
ecially friendly to the administration
ad sought to enlist their services in
movement to obviate the , necessity
t an extra session.
ARMER PARDONED BY TAFT
akes Compassion on Man Who
Pleads for Mercy Live Stock
Washington. Taking compassion
pen Guy Livingston , a fanner of
unkirk , Mont. , whose plea for mercy
lat while he was in Jail his live
: ock was freezing to death and
s home being pillaged , President
aft within an hour after the case had
lached him from the department of
stice telegraphed his pardon. Liv-
gston was convicted on a technical
targe of having taken whisky on the
ackfoot Indian reservation.
Texas to Have "Daylight" Saloons.
Austin , Tex. The daylight saloon
11 was passed Thursday by the sen-
2 and now goes to Governor Colquitt ,
10 already has announced that he
11 veto it The bill provides that
loons must not open before 6 a. m.
d must close by 7 p. m.
Noted Tenor Is Dead.
Davenport , la , Adolph Bruns , fort >
ars ago one of the most brilliant
rman tenors of the middle west ,
id at the Scott county poor farm
KNOX SAYS CAN AM END
SECRETARY CONSTRUES PROVL
3IONS OF AGREEMENT.
Wood Pulp and Paper Sections of
Reciprocity Pact May Be Amended - 4
ed Ecfore Ratification.
Washington. That the wood pulp
and paper sections of the Cana
dian trade agreement can be amended
without causing unnecessary delay In
Its ratification is the construction
placed upon that pact by Secretary
of State Knox In a letter to Sejeno
Payne , chairman of the house way *
and neana committee.
This fact was brought out at a hear
ing given by the committee to oppo
nent * of the paper and wood pulp pro-
The statement last week of Chair
man Payne that the agreement must
stand or fall as a whole , and that
amendments could not be made , was
interpreted by Mr. Fordney as indica
ting that no change could be made in
the paper or pulp wood schedules. Mr.
McCall , speaking for Chairman Payne ,
who was absent , said that this pro
hibition against amendments would
not extend to the sections Indicated.
Secretary Knox explained In his let
ter to the committee that the United
States and Canadian commissioners
had reached no unalterable agreement
on the paper and pulp wood sections ,
and that the final construction of that
schedule is left to the committee
which has the bill.
TESTING COUNTRY'S COINS
Assay Commission Begins Its Annual
Task of Examining the Work of
the Four Mints.
Philadelphia. Following the cus
tom inaugurated In 1823 , the assay
commission , which tests and ex
amines coins of the United States ,
met in Philadelphia Tuesday to per
form its annual task. The commission
ers are required k > see that the coins
made by the four mints of the nation
are in conformity with the standards
of fineness and weight. The coins are
selected from the various mints and
sent to Philadelphia.
The members of the commission
are appointed for one year , but in
reality perform about one week's
work. The commission consists of
the Judge of the United States dis
trict court for the eastern district of
Pennsylvania , the comptroller of the
currency , the assayer of the New
York assay office and such other per
sons as are appointed by the presi
TEN ARE BLOWN TO ATOMS
M. K. & T. Engine Explodes and Shop
men Are Killed Roundhouse
Smithville , Tex. Ten shop em
ployees of the Missouri , Kansas &
Texas railroad were torn to fragments
and seven others were injured when
an engine under repair exploded in the
Smithville yards. Besides the loss of
life , railroad property valued at $20,000
The engine was blown to atoms ,
Lwo other locomotives standing on
iearby tracks were wrecked and the
oundhouse was partially demolished. !
With the bursting of the boiler a
* ain of fragments of the engine and
jortions of human bodies fell for sev-
jral hundred yards.
What remained of the roundhouse
vas improvised as a temporary
norgue and portions of the bodies
vere mated. In several instances
dentification was not possible.
30VERNOR NEAR FIST FIGHT
Vilson of New Jersey Threatens to
Whip Chairman of State Demo
Trenton , N. J. Governor Wil
son threatened to thrash James R ,
Jugent , chairman of the state Demo-
xatic committee , and son-in-law of
ormer United States Senator James
Smith , Jr.
Nugent was called into the gover- n
.or's private office and in a warm de-
which lasted ten minutes the c
overnor declared that he would use J
is fists on the committeeman if the a
itter attempted to block the gover-
or's special bills.
Governor Wilson is about five feet
Ix inches in height , while Nugent is
trifle over six feet tall.
; AIL SAFETY BILL PASSED c ;
louse Acts Favorably on the Senate tlfc tlP
Measure to Regulate Boiler fcy
Inspection. fcp <
Washington. The house passed SI
ie senate bill providing for the
ispection of locomotive boilers
i interstate railroads , under rules
) proved by the interstate commerce c ;
immission. The bill was approved n <
7 the railway labor organizations nb
id the railroads. b ]
Mrs. Schenk in Divorce Suit.
Wheeling , W. Va. According to At-
rney Frank O'Brien , representing W !
rs. Laura Scttenk , counsel have la
jeed on alimony of $100 a month for se
rs. Schenk. The bill of particulars
the divorce suit of Schenk against COle
3 wife was filed Wednesday , but the
ntents not disclosed.
Senate Vote for Frisco. lo
Washington. The senate commit- loPC
3 on expositions Wednesday voted PC
report the resolution favoring San th
ancisco for the Panama canal fair. sit
ALL OVEB NEBRASKA.
Engineer Blown From Cab.
Dawes County. A dispatch fromu
Crawford says the Burlington Flyer-
No. 43 between Billings and Lincoln-
had a miraculous escape from a wreck :
near Provo , S. D. , about 30 miles west
of here. Running at a speed of 35-
miles an hour , a steam pipe in the en
gine burst , blowing Engineer Wilson
through the cab window. On account
of escaping steam and scalding water-
the fireman was unable to get into-
the engineer's side of the cab and
remained ignorant of the fact that
the engineer was not there , while the
train thundered on.
As the train passed the spot where
the engineer had fallen , Superintend
ent Bobbins of the Sheridan division , ,
who was in a private car attached to-
the rear of the train , heard loud cries-
and , thinking someone had been run
over , pulled the air and brought the *
train to a stop.
It was then discovered that the
train was running without an engi
neer. Engineer Wilson was picked ,
up and found to be badly , but not fa
tally , injured.
Tramp Delays Express Train.
Hall County. For twenty minutes
a tramp held an express train , eastbound -
bound at Grand Island from moving
further. The train was carrying an
empty palace stock car east. A lone *
tramp had locked himself in the car
at Cheyenne and was making time
across the country. Union Pacific
officials at Grand Island were advised ,
that the car was in the possession of
a gang and officers were detailed to-
rid the car of its illicit passenger
traffic. The occupant refused to open
the car and a window and door had.
first to be broken in. Hence the 'de
Killed at the Crossing.
Dodge County. Henry Ahlymer , a.
'armer , three miles southeast of Ar-
ington , was killed , and Henry Krohl-
uan , a farm hand in his employ , ser
ously injured in a crossing accident.
> n the Chicago & Northwestern rail-
oad just east of Arlington. They V
vere in , a top buggy , with the sides ,
ip , both wearing caps pulled over
heir ears , and did not see the train-
The engine hit the buggy just in
rent of the seat , cutting the horse in.
wo , smashing the vehicle and throw-
ng Krohlman , who was sitting on the
ight side and driving , some distance.
Alleged Bank Robber Arrested.
Gage County. D. F. Wheeler , of
Vymore , was arrested by Sheriff Sul-
ivan and taken to Marysville , Kans. ,
nd lodged in jail on the charge o
eing implicated in the Beattie , Kans. ,
ank robbery , which occurred a short
ime ago. Wheeler was formerly em
loyed as a conductor on the Burling
) n road , but was discharged a year-
go. Since that time he has been out
E employment. The officers say they
ave a good case against him' . With
le arrest of Wheeler , three Wymore-
jsidents are now in jail at Marys-
Death of Bishop Bonacum.
Lancaster County. The Right Rev.
homas Bonacum , for 23 years bish
? of Lincoln , died at his home in that
ty. He was G4 years of age. Bish-
J Bonacum was plaintiff in the fa-
ous suit to oust Father Murphy from
ie parish at Seward. The factional
fference between the two men at-
acted much attention among Cath-
ics. He had the See of Lincoln
oce it was founded over 20 years
jo , embracing the territory south of"
e Platte river in Nebraska.
Suicide of a Farmer.
Gage County. R. B. Smith , a well-
lown farmer , residing near Filley
mmitted suicide by drinking a quan-
y of carbolic acid. Just what caus-
him to take his life seems to be a
ystery , as he was well off financial-
Farmers' Grain Co. Report.
Cass County The directors' month-
meeting of the Farmers' Grain and
ock company was held at Green-
> od. The monthly report of the
inager showed 4,500 bushels o
ieat ; 15,000 bushels of corn and a
rload of oats were handled during
nuary. Exclusive of this there were
out S,000 bushels of wheat and 5,000-
shels of corn in store.
Peddlers Must Pay Tax.
Lancaster Count y. Aristocraticr
idlers who have risen to the dig-
y of using automobiles or motor-
lies in hawking their wares about
i country will probably have to.
y the same tax as those who use
o or more horses , namely , $75 a
ir in each , country m which they
Idle. The house recommended
: h a bill to pass.
Hogs Bring Big Price ,
fork County. At a sale of Poland-
ina hogs on the Cedar Bank farm
ir York , the average price paid was
i. Most of the animals were bought
farmers living in York county.
Will Get New Trial.
Jherry County. Tom Brown , who-
3 convicted for cattle stealing in
t spring's term of court is now
ving his time in the penitentiary ,
; been remanded by the supreme-
rt for a new trial.
Farmers Fight Fencing ,
tuffalo County. Farmers in Buffa-
county are circulating and singing"
ompact agreeing to fight the Union
: ilic railroad for the possession of *
ir 200 feet of right of way on each *
j of their track through the county
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