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VALENTINE. . - NEiRAlK
SPREAD OF THE REBELLION CRI
ATES A NEED FOR MORE
END OF UPRISING IS FAR OF
Whole Country Said to be Infeste
With Hostile Bands Disturbance
Not Confined to the Northern Sectio
of the Sanguinary Republic.
Mexico City. A general call for vo
unteer soldiers to sdrve six month
has been posted here. The call i
made to all citizens between 18 and 4
years of age who desire to lend thei
services to the country. The pay i
one peso (50 ( cents ) a day , beside
clothing and equipment. The custon
ary inducement of advancement i
rank and pay to those who prov
wortny is included.
In addition to the regular army , ii
eluding such volunteers as may be s <
cured , the war department has at it
disposal numerous volunteer organize
tions maintained by wealthy planters
mine owners and others.
The government is daily offered th
services of these men and while th
cases of their acceptance have bee :
rare , the department can , at any timt
by availing itself of these bodies o
men , increase its fighting force to th
extent of many thousands.
This activity in the war departmen
overshadows the much talked of plan
for peace. Both Mexicans and Amei
leans here are inclined to believe th <
end of the revolution is still far ofl
Officially Mexico is not treating wit !
the rebels. Day by day the desire fo
peace grows greater and governmen
officials and business men hope the un
official negotiations begun at Washing
ton may bear fruit.
NOTED VIOLINIST DEAD.
Lady Halle Succumbs to Pneumonia a
Age of 71.
Berlin. The Lokal Anzeiger an
nounces the death of Lady Halle ( Mrs
Norman Halle ) , the noted violinist
Lady Halle was born at Brunn , Aus
tria , in 1840. She was first marriec
to Ludwig Norman , who died in 1885
and then to Sir Charles Halle , wh (
died in 1895. She was appointed violinist
linist to Queen Alexandria In 1901.
British Cruiser to Delagoa Bay.
London. A Capetown dispatch says
the British protected cruiser Forte
has been ordered to Delagoa bay. Ac
cording to the Johannesburg Express
anarchy reigns at Delagoa bay owing
to the fact that many officials and res
idents of Portuguese East African ter
ritory .remain loyal to the deposed mon
archy. The revolutionists demand the
deposition of the governor of Mozam
bique and the expulsion of the loyal
Roosevelt Returns From Western Trip.
New York. Theodore Roosevelt has
returned home from a seven weeks'
tour of the west and middle west. As
he stopped off a train from Chicago
he came into contact with a crowd of
outgoing Easter visitors , many of
whom greeted him with cheers. Col.
Roosevelt's face was tanned by the
western suns and he said he felt
West Virginian Guilty.
HuntingtonW. Va. William Blank-
enship , 20 years of age , was found
guilty of first , degree murder. The
jury recommended mercy. Blanken
ship was accused of killing Dr. Wayne
B. Hatfield near Williamsons. Dr Hat
field was a member of the noted feud
family of that name and a brother of
Dr. H. D. Hatfield , president of the
West Virginia senate. Blankenship's
plea was self defense.
Taft Not to Come West.
Washington , D. C. President Taft
will be unable to visit Yankton , S. D.fc
in June , on the occasion of the fiftieth
anniversary of the opening of Dakota
territory. The invitation to the presi
dent to visit Yankton , was extended
by Senator Gamble , who was in
formed by the president that owing to
pressure of public business he would
be unable to go west in June.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City , Io. Saturday's quota
tions on the local live stock market
follow : Top beeves , $5.75 Top hogs ,
Tries to End Life.
New York. Wasley W. Hamilton ,
said by the police to be a descendant
of Alexander Hamilton , pinned on his
, breast a medal he had won for hero
ism at the batle of the Wilderness ,
sat'down on a bench in Carroll park ,
Brooklyn , and slashed his throat and'
wrists with a razor. He may recover.
National Bank Examiner.
Washington , D. C. Walter Smith
has been appointed national bank ex
aminer for the city of St. Louis , suc
ceeding Frank 0. Hicks , who resigned.
BUSINESS RIVAL TELLS OF LUI
BERMAN'S BOAST ABOUT
THOUGHT IT WAS EGOTIS
Packer Tilden Objects to Giving I
quiry Committee Access to H
Bank Deposit Records Marquet
Developments Are Related.
Springfield , 111. Edward Tilden , tl
Chicago packer , was a witness befoi
the Helm committee here Thursda
He is alleged to have been treasun
of the Lorimer $100,000 fund.
After naming the different banks :
which he carries accounts , he declare
he had strenuous objections to glvir
up his records of deposits in the Dr
vers' Deposit National bank , of whic
he is president. The questions of A
torney Healy , conducting the examin
tion for the committee , brought o\
that a subpoena had been issued f (
these papers , but that they had n <
Mr. Tilden was served with a sul
poena duces tecum to produce tt
books and accounts of his bank di
sired by the committee.
Herman H. Hettler of Chicago , pre
Ident of the Herman H. Hettler Lun
ber company , told the committee th
Edward Hlnes declared to him he ha
elected Lorimer. He said he met M
Hines at the Union League club 1
Chicago May 20 , 1909.
"This meeting , " said Mr. Hettlei
occurred by accident at the ciga
stand in the club. I-stopped in th
Union League club on the day of Sei
ator Lorimer's election. As I wa
buying some cigars I felt a tap on m
shoulder. I looked around and me
"Mr. Hines was apparently elate
and happy. He said : 'I have just ha
a telephone call from Springfield am
I have elected our next senator. '
"I was not much interested in th
senatorial fight and with a .view o
changing the subject I brought up th
subject of the tariff , " Mr. Hettler add
ed. "Mr. Hines said that he had beei
having a great time in Washingtoi
and that he ( Hines ) had beaten Presl
dent Taft on the tariff. "
Mr. Hettler declared under cross-ex
amlnation that Mr. Hines had sale
nothing to him regarding money or th <
use of improper methods in the elec
tion of Lorimer.
'I simply took Mr. Hines' actions ai
an outburst of personal vanity 01
egotism. He was bragging , more 01
less , about the election ofMr. . Lori
M. B. Coan , investigator for the com
mittee , followed Mr. Hettler with. 8
story of a conversation of Mr. Hines
with several citizens of Marquette ;
Mich. , in which the Chicago lumber
tnanis , said to have boasted how he
rose from a poor boy to a millionaire
ind crowned his career by electing
William Lorimer senator.
Mr. Coan declared that the Mar-
juette men who had given him the
jtory had refused to come to Illinois
is witnesses because of their friend
ship for Mr. Hines. As a substitute
'or ' their testimony Mr. Healy read
iffldavits from Frank Russell , Robert
3. Lowe and I. D. Mosher. The Hines
: onversation was supposed to have
> een at either Bush's saloon or at a
lotel bar. Russell , Selby B. Jones
ind Russ Culver are said in the affl-
[ avits to have been with Mr. Hines.
'We have put Lorimer over , but it
est us a lot of money , " was alleged to
lave been Hines' boast.
IOUSE ADOPTS DIRECT VOTE
Approves 296 to 16 Constitutional
Amendment for Election of Sen
ators by the People.
Washington. Election of United
tates senators by popular vote was
ppxoved by the house of represent-
tives Thursday by a vote of .296 to 16.
The constitutional amendment now
Des to the senate. Senator Borah ,
ho championed it in the last con-
ress when the resolution failed of
ie necessary two-thirds majority by
margin of four votes , expressed the
slief that this time the senate will
.ve the measure half a dozen more
lan the necessary two-thirds and
> eed It on Its way to adoption by
ie requisite number of states.
The debate lasted six hours and
hile spirited at all times , never
opped Into partisan channels.
U. S. Troops Invade Mexico.
Agua Prleta , Sonora , Mexico. Dur-
g a battle between 65 federals and
0 rebels under the command of
led" Lopez , which lasted all of
lursday afternoon and resulted Jn
e capture of this 'city by the
bels , American troops crossed the
rder and stopped the fighting. The
tion was taken after one man had
en killed and several wounded in
mglas , Ariz. , and the continued flr-
? was endangering the lives of
nericans In United States territory.
Stops Deals in Futures.
Washington. Representative Ma
tt of Arkansas Thursday introduced
bill making unlawful Interstate or
elgn buying or selling or otherwise
aling In futures in agricultural prod-
ts or commodities of any kind what-
To Paint the President.
iVaahington. Andres Zorn , the
edlsh painter , who Is now doing a
trait of Vioe-Presldent Sherman ,
11 begin next week a portrait of
MERELY A SUGGESTION
WESTERN TOWNS ARE SWEPI
BY TORNADO AND TWO ARE
NEARLY 100 PERSONS HUR1
Whiting , Kan. , and Big Heart , Okliu ,
Devastated Fort Leavenworth Ii
Hit Many Buildings Reported De
stroyed Wires Are Down.
Kansas City , Mo. Thirteen per
sons are known to be dead , two
towns practically wiped out , almost a
hundred persons Injured , scores of
buildings wrecked , and almost every
telegraph and telephone put out of
commission by a heavy windstorm ,
which in some places attained the
velocity of a tornado and which was
accompanied by rain , hay and light
ning , that swept over western Mis
souri , Kansas and Oklahoma Wednes
Leavenworth , Kan. , is reported de
vastated. Many government buildings
are said to have been Destroyed and
business houses in the city wrecked.
The damage to farming property in
the surrounding country is great All
wire communication with Leaven
worth is cut off. It is known the
storm swept a wide area , and immense
destruction of property undoubtedly
The tornado levied Its greatest toll
of dead at Big xHeart , Okla. , where
eight persons were killed , ten injured ,
and almost every building in the town
wrepked. Whiting , Kan. , was practi
cally wiped off the map , 60 buildings
being blown down , SO people hurt and
Mrs. David Stone killed.
At Powhattan , Kan. , a woman and
child were killed. A high school
building was wrecked at Eskridge ,
Kan. , a number of houses damaged
and from flftlen to twenty persons in-
At Hiawatha , Kan. , a school was
blown down , an eight-year-old boy
named Pelton was killed and several
buildings were struck by lightning.
Several persons are known to haye
3een hurt at Netawaka , Kan. A boy
iras killed at Manville , Kan.
The Kansas end of the tornado
started near Whiting and * swept In a
southeasterly direction for a distance
) f more than fifty miles.
It Is thought that many more people
vere killed and Injured tha'n have
> een reported at this time. Telephone
ind telegraph crews are working to
jet tSe wires in shape. It is a big
ask , as only one wire was left intact
letween Kansas City and Topeka ,
.nd telegraph communication between
Cansas City and Oklahoma points
Gen. Grant Declines Honor.
Washington. Gen. Frederick D.
[ rant has decided not to attend the
oronatlon as the military representa-
; ve of this government. Maj. Gen. A.
7. Greeley , retired , was Wednesday
elected In General Grant's place and
Flies From London to Paris.
Paris. Pierre Prior won distinction
L the world of aviation Wednesday
y a flight from London to Paris In a
lonoplane without a stop. He is the
rst fo perform the feat
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IOWA DEADLOCK ENDS
W. 8 , KENYON IS ELECTED U. 9 ,
Succeeds Lafayette Young and Wll/ /
Be One of Youngest Members In
Upper House of Congress.
Dee Moines , la. W. S. Kenyon was
elected United States senator by the
Iowa legislature Wednesday. Voting
on senator has been going on since
January 13 , and nearly 100 ballots
have been taken. Mr. Kenyon is to
succeed Lafayette Young , editor of
the Des Moines Capital.
This action of the legislature ends a
deadlock which has existed since the
beginning of the session and is a vic
tory for the progressives.
The election followed a stormy ses
sion. Mr. Kenyon received 85 votes to
19 for Supreme Court Justice Horace
B. Deemer , his Republican opponent ,
the candidate of the "stand-patters. "
The deadlock has existed since Jan
uary 17 , when the first ballot was ta
ken. At that time Senator Lafayette
Young , the present incumbent , was
the leading opponent of Mr. Kenyon ,
but was succeeded by Justice Deemer
on the twenty-third ballot , about six
Mr. Kenyon will be one of the
youngest members of the senate. He
was born in Elyria , O. , June 10 , 1869.
His father was a Congregational min
ister. He was educated at Grinnell ,
and later was graduated from the law
department of the University of Iowa.
He was elected circuit Judge when
tie was barely thirty years old , but
left the bench after one year and be-
zame the general counsel for the Illi
aols Central railroad.
A year ago last month he was ap-
[ X > inted assistant to the attorney gen-
sral of the United States , and succeed
ed Wade Ellis as the "ofllclal trust
Duster" of the attorney's office.
S LIBERAL TO INSURGENTS
Minority Leader Mann Announces
Assignment of Republican Mem
bers on House Committees.
Washington. House Minority Lead-
r Mann announced the Republican
kssignments to committees Tuesday.
Dvery leading progressive or "Insurg-
mt" was given an Important commit-
ee. The house elected the commit-
ees , both Democratic and Republican
nembers , without change or objec-
Mr. Mann takes as his only commit-
e assignment that of chairman of the
onference of the minority. It is a
.ew chairmanship and indicates" Mr.
lann's purpose to substitute confer-
nces of party leaders for party cau-
uaes on legislative matters wherever
ossible. Former Speaker Cannon was
Iven ranking minority membership on
lie appropriation committee , an
Ignment for which he asked.
Airship Grand Stand Burns.
MInneola , L. I. Fire destroyed a
randstand and several sheds at the
riation grounds Thursday. The loss
as $35,000. Captain Baldwin , the
rlator , assisted In moving the flying
achlnes to places of safety.
Collegians Become Socialists.
New York. Reports received byte
to Intercollegiate Socialist society
jre Thursday show that the member-
Lip of the chapters established In
renty American colleges has dou-
* d since January 1
WINE RIOTS SPREA
TWELVE THOUSAND TROOPS C
DERED OUT IN MARNE.
Far d Mobs Will Resort to Dynam
One Bomb Thrown , Wounding
Epernay , Prance. The riots whl
followed the action of the senate
wiping out the territorial dellmlnatl
on the champagne question Is brli
'ing forth startling developmer
throughout the wine districts of t
The frenzy of the rioters exceeds i
bounds , and It Is feared that they w
use dynamite , a large quantity
which disappeared from the quarri
last week. News comes from Ay th
a bomb was thrown at the cavali
wounding three troopers and Mill ]
All around Epernay the country
dotted with blazing" cellars , and 0
whole sky Is aglow.
At Ay two more establishmen
were wrecked. Cavalry charged r
peatedly , but the mob showed stu
born resistance , hurling broken bottli
and stones at the men and horses.
Fed by incendiaries , a conflagratlc
threatens all the village. The inha
Itants have abandoned their house
A regiment of cavalry arrived fro ;
Epernay. The rioters have fled i
the direction of Montreull , pursued I
Troops continue to pour into th :
district. It Is estimated that thei
will be 12,000 troops on duty. Th
soldiers have orders to use the !
arms In case of resistance.
Seven thousand wine growers , we
organized , are marching on Eperna :
the champagne entrepot , from Dan
ery , with the intention of destroyin
the wine cellars.
An important division of the win
manlfestants succeeded in avoiding th
troops and reached Epernay. The
the separate bands reformed an
sacked several depots of champagm
rroopers charged the rioters wit ]
Irawn sabers and several person
! NDICT MAYOR FOR BRIBER !
rhlrty True Bills Returned by Gram
Jury Against East Chicago
( Ind. ) Officials.
Hammond , Ind. Startling accusa
ions were made against East Chi
sago city officials in the Lake count ]
iuperior court here when 30 graft in
lictments were returned by the grant
Mayor A. G. Schlleker and Chief o )
'ollce Albert Lewis are charged witi
iollciting a bribe of $700 from t
Siting sporting man , for permission
o run a gambling house.
W. C. Harfllng , steel commissioner
f East Chicago , and Walter C. Spen-
er are charged with securing the
ayment of several fraudulent claims
gainst the city. Harding is also
barged with the illegal sale of coal
D the city.
"OM L JOHNSON IS DEAD
our-TIme Mayor of Cleveland Passe
Away Succumbs to Cirrhosis
of the Liver.
Cleveland , Ohio , April ' 12. Tom L.
ohnson , former mayor of Cleveland
Qd known throughout the nation for
Is fight for three-cent street car
ires , died of cirrhosis of the liver.
[ e had been 111 for over two years
at had been confined to his bed only
nee March 16. Mr. Johnson was at
ae time a multi-millionaire and , by
Is own confession a monopolist. But
is as the mayor of Cleveland that
B will be remembered by the people
' the United States long after the oth-
phases of his career are forgotten.
! e was pronounced by Lincoln Stef-
> ns "the best mayor of the best-gov-
ned city In the United States. "
IICHAEL S. LINK IS DEAD
x-Legislator Found Lifeless at Home
in Southern Illinois Laid to Ap
oplexy Had Predlcted the End.
St. Louis. Michael S. Link , former
ember of the Illinois legislature ,
ho was indicted by a Chicago grand
ry for perjury and turned state's
Idence in the Investigation of the
action of United States Senator
'llliam Lorimer , was discovered by
s wife early Monday morning dead
a bathtub In his home at Mitchell ,
\RY HAS NEW BIG INDUSTRY
lited States Steel Corporation Opens
Coke Ovens Cost $8,500,000
Will Use 830 Men.
Gary , Ind. The United States
eel corporation's fourth indus-
r was formally placed In operation
len the first coke was produced
the new coke ovens , built at a cost
$8,600,000. A force of 830 men will
required to operate the ovens ,
ich are 560 in number.
Jay Gould Gets License.
tfew York. Jay Gould , son ot
orge J. Gould , valked into the city
1 Thursday and obtained a mar
ge license to wed Miss Annie
uglas Graham , daughter of John
iham and granddaughter of Lydia
mekeha Llliuokalani ( "Queen LIT )
the Hawaiian islands.
Option BUI Is Killed ,
[ pringfleld , III. County local option
Illinois was killed in the house of
resentatlves Thursday by a vote
53 to S3. after an exciting debate.
Preparing for New Warden.
Governor Aldrlch has not indicated
that he has ever heard of the Placek
resolution passed by the state senate
demanding that he appoint , a warden
of the penitentiary , but every prepara
tion is being made at the penitentiary
for a new warden. It Is said he will
carry out his original intention of ap
pointing Mr. Delahunty , former dep
uty warden , as soon as the senate ad
journs. The new warden is expected
to take possession of the penitentiary
Warden Tom Smith is still in
charge and the affairs of the institu
tion are apparently as smoothly con
ducted as ever. Ernest M. Falrfleld
of the state land commissioner's office
has been delegated by the state board
to invoice the property at the prison.
S. M. Carlin , steward of the prison , Is
working with Mr. Fairfield as a repre
sentative of Warden Smith , who Is to
turn over the property of the state to
his successor. The financial accounts
of Warden Smith were checked over
ast week by a state accountant , and
t was found that the state owed Mr.
Smith $82.89. The warden received a
voucher for the amount and the state
Is now square with him.
Grandstand for the Fair.
The senate in committee of the
whole , voted to appropriate $100,000
for a steel grandstand at the state
fair grounds. The senate committee
on finance recommended the item
after the house had killed a separate
appropriation bill for the same pur
pose. Placek of Saunders opposed the
item and said he was willing to give
millions for education , but not one
cent for horse racing. Ollis of Valley
chairman of the finance committee ,
made a strong speech in favor of the
appropriation and was assisted by
Banning of Cass in his efforts to con
vince the senate that money spent for
that purpose would be productive of
great revenues to the state fair n l
would assist that organization In tak
ing its place at the top of the list of
state fairs and in advertising Nebras
ka throughout the country as the lead
ing agricultural and stock-growing
state. It was shown that the state
fair has lived upon its own resources ,
never having received from the state
more than $118,000 , while other west
ern states are liberally aiding state
fairs in the building of necessary
buildings. Placek's motion not to con
cur in the amendment of , the senate ,
committee was defeated by a vote of
nineteen to nine.
Wants Data on Summer Tilling.
The experiments conducted on the
Experimental Substation at North
Piatte during the last seven years , and
* eported in Bulletin 118 , indicate that
: he growing of winter wheat on sum
mer tilled land Is profitable. This
nethod promises so much that it will
lelp greatly to solve the question of
jrofitable crop production in western
Nebraska. In order to collect the re
sults of their experience and give
hese results to all who are summer
illing or may summer till this season ,
t Is desired to secure the names of
ill the farmers in central and western
Nebraska who have summer tilled for
irinter wheat or for other crops. Let-
ers from men who have summer
Hied , giving their method , crops
aised , yield , etc. , and also the names
if men who have summer tilled or
ontemplate summer tilling will be
ery much appreciated. Anyone in-
erested may write to W. P. Snyder ,
luperintendent Experimental Substa-
lon , North Piatte , Neb.
Died Slowly and by Degrees.
Like the "old cat , " the legislature
led slowly and by degrees. The last
wist of the ropes unwound Monday
fternoon , the senate adjourning sine
ie at 3:42 and the house at 3:46. It
-as with sadness and yet with pleas-
re that the small group of senators
nd representatives heard the last rap
C the gavel announcing the close of a
lemorable legislative body.
It was with more than sadness that
overnor Aldrlch looked upon the
eap of bills placed upon his desk for
pproval or veto. He pulled off his
rat and went to work , but said he
ould not announce anything : for a
iy or two. A portion of his time was
iken up with hearings on protests or
quests to sign bills. His office was
aed with callers waiting patiently to
11 him what to do.
North Piatte Will Probably Get It.
It is expected that the hospital for
digent sufferers from tuberculosis ,
r which an appropriation of § 40,000
is been made , will be located at
A bill to restore the army canteen
.s been introduced by Repress ta
re Bartholdt of Missouri.
Labor Commissioner L. V. Guyehas
ritten a letter to the Omaha board
education in which he states that
e facilities for escape from fire in
e high school building in Om.ha are
tter'than in many public buildings ,
.t that improvement could be made
the present law regarding flre
capes was conformed to strictly.
The house has passed the senate bill
ifcing Columbus day , October 12 , a
? al holiday. The same bill had beaa \
feated earlier in the session and
o years ago.