Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, June 08, 1911, Image 2
PALESTINE DEMOCRAT I. M. RICE , Publisher. VALENTINE. NEBRASKA. STAGE COACH RUNAWAY IN YOSEMITE - SEMITE VALLEY PROVES DISASTROUS. ACCIDENT TO TOURIST PARTY Horses Become Unmanageable and Gallop Down a Winding Roadway- Vehicle Overturns When Animals Are Driven Into a Cliff. Yosemite , CaL In a stage coach runaway in the Yosemite valley one man was instantly killed , three women were seriously injured and seven per sons sustained minor injuries. The dead : R. S. Leisenring , Allentown - town , Pa. Seriously injured : Miss Martha Webber , Boston ; Miss Diesenderfer , Boston ; Mrs. A. Jaekel , New York. The injuries sustained by the others were inconsiderable. All were tour ists. ists.The The party , numbering forty persons and occupying four big mountain stage coaches , left Camp Ahwemee early in the morning for the trip to Awana , which was 'made safely. At a steep grade the horses on the front stage became frightened and un manageable. The brakes failed to hold and the team galloped down the winding road with the stage swinging from side to side between a high bank and a sharp precipice , while the pas sengers screamed in fright. Convinced that he could not stop the animals , the driver finally turned 'them straight into the wall of the cliff. The stage turned completely over and several of the passengers were caught beneath it. Leisenring was thrown clear , but struck on his skull and was instantly killed. LAUNCH TURNS TURTLE. Four Men Lose Their Lives in the Mis sissippi River. St. Louis. Four men were drowned and three rescued from a similar fate when a gasoline launch capsized in the Mississippi river here. The identi fied dead : John A. Dietrich , August Masterbrook , Charles Totsch. The name of the fourth man drown ed has not been learned and the bodies ies of the dead are unrecovered. The accident is attributed to over crowding of the launch. Seven men were seated in the stern and when it dipped under a wave all rushed for ward and in the excitement capsized it. One man was rescued by ferry hands in the lifeboats and two others by a party in another launch. West Point Man Ends Life. West Point , Neb. Robert Hainault , an old citizen of West Point , aged 61 years , committed suicide by poisoning himself. He had been in very preca rious health for some time past and had become despondent. Mr. Hainault was a native of Germany and had lived in Cuming county for 30 years. He is survived by a widow. Revolt Against Turks. Cettinge , Montenegro. The Merdi- ties , the most powerful of the Alban ian tribes , have revolted against the Turks. They have proclaimed auton omy for Albania and appointed a pro visional governor in Oroshi. It is stated that they are about to put 10- 000 men in the field. Another Mexican Republic. Tijuana , Lower California. The in- surrectos in Tijuana severed connec tions with the Mexican liberal party junta , elected Dick Ferris president of the new republic of Lower Califor- na and decided to wait on Gen. Pryce before choosing a new general , Pryce to have the preference if he returns. Dies in Paris. Paris. Mrs. Olive Blount , wife of Richard F. Blount , died suddenly of heart failure in her Paris residence. Mrs. Blount was born in Quincy , 111. 3 Army Aeroplane Flights. San Antonio , Tex. The first army built aeroplane in this country made two successful flights at the drill grounds at Fort Sam Houston. American Dies in Paris. Paris. Frederick A. Keep of Wash ington , D. C. , died suddenly here of heart disease. He formerly lived in Chicago. Sioux City Live Stock Market. Sioux City. Saturday's quotations on the local live stock market follow : Beeves , $5.00@$5.50. Top hogs , $5.85. Decapitated by a Flywheel. El Paso , Tex. E. G. Pake , general superintendent of the Madera Lumber n company at Madera , Mex. , owned by D the Pearson interests , was caught by fi a flywheel in the plant and his head fitl completely severed. tlL tlt to Train Lands in Ditch. ( Alexandria , Minn. Minneapolis , St Paul and Sault Ste. Marie passenger train No. 109 , northbound , was wreck ed at Vergas , near Detroit , Minn. , and izci ci several persons killed. Many are re- , * tl ? jwjrted to have been injured. tl ATTORNEY GENERAL DECLARES ALL SHERMAN ACT VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED. ADMITS STEEL CONNECTION Cabinet Member Tells House Commit tee He Advised Corporation ano Received $26,000 for His Service ! While With Law Firm. Washington. Attorney General Wickersham told the house committee on expenditures in the department of justice that as a result of the recent decisions of the Supreme court in the Standard Oil and American Tobacco cases a sweeping attempt will be made to obtain criminal convictions of all violators of the Sherman anti-trust act. Attorney General Wickersham testi fied that he had advised the United States Steel corporation on several oc casions from 1901 to 1909 during his connection with the firm of Strong & Cadwallader and that he had received his share of the fee turned into the firm for services to the American Su gar Refining company , personally at tended to by Henry W. Taft , brother of the president. Mr. Wickersham said his share was about $26,000. Mr. Wickersham was examined chiefly by Representative Beall of Tex as , chairman of the committee , con cerning the sale by the government of friar lands In the Philippines to the American Sugar Refining company. He said that Henry W. Taft at one time appeared as a special attorney for the government against the "lico rice trust , " a part of the American To bacco company. Mr. Wickersham declared that after he became attorney general John Hen ry Hammond represented Strong & Cadwallader as counsel for the so- called sugar trust In the purchase of the friar lands. He added that at the 'time he gave his opinion permitting the sale of these lands he did not know that Hammond represented the president of the American Sugar Re fining company , Mr. Havemeyer. When asked about the connection of the firm with steel affairs , Mr. Wickersham said : "I personally have advised the United States Steel corporation In one or two Issues. " "Did Strong & Cadwallader ever represent the New York Cotton ex change ? " asked Chairman Beall. "Yes. Henry W. Taft was counsel for the exchange , " Mr. Wickersham replied , "and I think he still continues in that capacity. " The chairman sought to learn from the attorney general why the depart ment of justice and the treasury de partment accepted a $2,000,000 settle ment from the American Sugar Refin ing company as restitution for under valuations at the port of New York , rather than enforce the severe penal ties provided for by law. Mr. Wicker sham replied that the department felt that the evidence at once was not sufficient to support a claim for penal ties , though it was his belief that res titution was made because the corpo ration feared penalties would be Im posed. "Then It was your judgment , " sug gested Mr. Beall , "that , notwithstand ing the fact that the government had access to a memorandum book show ing the real weight of sugar imported and to books showing fraudulent weights , if the government had at tempted to collect the penalties there was strong probability of failure ? " "Yes , " Mr. Wickersham answered. TEN PERISH IN BIG STORM Seven Caught on Lake Erie Are Drowned Property Loss In North western Ohio $1,000,000. Cleveland , O. Ten dead , manj missing , scores of Injured and at least $1,000,000 property loss mark the trail left by a five-minute storm that ripped and tore through the northern half of Ohio. Cleveland lay helpless under the flail of a sixty-mile gale that scattered the shipping in the harbor , took build ings with it In its fury and twisted giant trees from their roots. Seven were drowned in Lake Erie , off the Cleveland shore , as the storm caught fishermen and periled the lives of yachtsmen and other people on the water. Three were drowned at Lorain , while more are missing both j there and at Cleveland. Not one block of this city missed l its mark of the wrecking gale. Showers - ers of glass from broken windows splintered on the sidewalks and thousands - * sands of tree's Were snapped. Live wires , tangled in deadly cells in the streets when the poles fell in \ the storm , made many streets paths * J of peril. Most of those who were drowned a were fishing in small boats on th * * lake when the storm broke. Mountain as a Memorial. Concord , N. H. A mountain as z memorial to General Walter Harriman - tlv tlA man , governor of New Hampshire v A from 1867 to 1869 , has been given to the state by his son-in-law , Joseph tl 7 Lesson of Newton , Mass. , according an announcement made here. Arabs Capture a Capital. Hodlrda , Arabia. Rebellious Arabs Assyr have captured Abba , the capital , and have made prisoners of & the 3,000 Turkish troops composing Uio garrison. TEND * / , * END OF SCHOOL DAYS Goodby , Jim ; THKC Ker of Yourself. DECLARES U. S. STEEL CORPORA TION IS NOT PLANING.WORLD WIDE COMBINE. OFFERS TO LAY BARE FACTS Chairman of Board of Directors Ap pears Before Investigating Commit tee of House and Promises to Give Frank Statements. Washington. Offering to lay bare all the facts concerning the United States Steel corporation , denying that he is planning to form a monopoly to control steel products of the entire world , and frankly admitting that the steel corporation has absolute domina tion of subsidiary companies. Elbert H. Gary appeared as the second wit ness in the inquiry being conducted by the steel investigating committee of the house. The disclaimer as to a worldwide combination was called out by a state ment by Chairman Stanley that Mr. Gary was credited with being the di recting genius of such a trust. Examination of Mr. Gary brought out that the department of commerce and labor and its bureau of corpora tions are not co-operating with the Stanley committee. Mr. Stanley asked the witness if he knew whether a re port of the bureau of corporations on its investigation of the steel corpora tion had been submitted to President Taft or former President Roosevelt. Mr. Gary said he did not know. Mr. Gary declared he would give the committee all the facts and figures it desired concerning the affairs of the United States Steel corporation and its subsidiary companies. "There is not any doubt , " Mr. Gary told the committee , "that the United States Steel corporation as the owner of most of the stocks of the subsidi ary companies ultimately controls those subsidiary companies , including their management and conduct" Asked if the Carnegie Steel com pany competed now with other sub sidiary companies In the steel cor poration , Mr. Gary said : "I should say it does , putting my in terpretation on the word. I came to be frank , and to give you the exact facts that you may put your own construction on them. "The subsidiary companies have their own directors and officers and have the right to act independently , but as the steel corporation owns the securities , if the conduct of a subsidi ary company was antagonistic in any way it would only be a question of time when the administration of that subsidiary company would be changed. " BUNSTAR WINNER OF DERBY Takes Famous Turf Event With Com parative Ease King and Queen Witness Classic Race. Epsom Downs. Sunstar , J. B. Joel's magnificent horse , won the Corona tion derby here. Favorite in the bet ting , he ran a sensational race , win ning England's most famous turf event with comparative ease. Sunstar was a 7 to 4 choice In the betting , and a vast sum was laid on him by his admirers. The classic of the thoroughbred world was graced by the presence of King George and his consort. Queen Mary. Fully 20,000 Americans were also at the track , the occasion being the feature sporting event of the coronation celebration. Turks Shelve American Rail Plan. Constantinople. The project for the construction of an extensive rail way system in Asiatic Turkey by an American syndicate was shelved In the chamber of deputies by a vote ot 76 to 64. 32 Hurt in Rail Crash. Syracuse , N. Y. Thirty-two 'persons svere injured In a collision between a local passenger train and a construc A tion train on the Syracuse , Lake Shore Northern railroad at Baldwinstl RAY HARROUN WINS CAPTURES FIRST PRIZE OF $14,500 IN BIG 500-MILE AUTO RACE. S. P. Dickson Is Killed , A. W. Greinef and Six Others Are Injured at Indianapolis. Indianapolis , Ind. The first 500-mile auto race on a speedway , the greatest * test of skill and endurance in motor racing history , was won by Ray Har- roun , in a Marmon car , in the time of 6:41:08. : Ralph Mulford in a Lozler was sec ond. Forty cars started and ten fin ished. Notwithstanding predictions of wholesale disaster In the race only one man was killed and seven in jured. The victims were : Killed S. P. Dickson , mechanician Amplex car No. 44. Injured Arthur Greiner , driver Amplex car No. 44 , seriously. David Lewis , mechanician Lozier car No. 34 , leg broken. Teddy Tetzlaff , driver Lozler car No. 34 , bruised and shaken up. Harry Knight , driver Westcott car No. 7 , severely. John Glover , mechanician Westcott car No. 7 , seriously injured. L. Anderson , mechanician Case car No. 8 , thrown out , not serious. The most spectacular accident of the day was when four cars were wrecked almost directly in front of the grandstand. The only person who was seriously hurt was John Glover , mechanician for Westcott car No. 7 , driven by Harry Knight , who also was hurt. The other cars that were wrecked were Eddie Hearne's Fiat No. 17 , Joe Jagersberger Case No. 8 , and Lytles Apperson Jack Rabbit No. 35. That several people were not killed was a mystery to the great crowd In tha grandstands. The prize winners were : First Ray Harroun , Marmon. Second Mulford , Lozier. Third Bruce Brown , Fiat Fourth Wishart , Mercedes. Fifth DePalma , Simplex. Sixth Merz , National. Seventh Turner , Amplex. Eighth Cobe , Jackson. Ninth Belcher , Knox. Tenth Hughes , Mercer. ORDER NEW LORIMER PROBE Martin Resolution Providing for In vestigation by Regular Commit tee Is Adopted by Senate. Washington. The senate of the United States passed the resolution offered by Senator Martin of Vir ginia , directing the standing commit tee on privileges and elections for the second time in a year to ascertain if corrupt methods were used in the election of William Lorimer as junior senator from IllinciS. The vote was 48 to 20. It marked j a the defeat of the resolution submit- I h ted by Senator La Follette of Wiscon U sin , providing for a special investigat ing committee of five new members of the senate , and for which a most significant fight has been waged for two weeks. The Martin resolution was passed with the understanding that the actual work of Investigating the Lorimer case shall be conducted by a subcommittee mittee consisting of the following n senators : fi fitl Dillingham and Gamble , Republicans tl tlP ans , and Fletcher and Johnston , Demo P crats , representing the pro-Lorimer element. a Clapp and Sutherland , Republicans , tifi and Xern and Lea , Demoorcts , on the fi anti-Lorimer side. / u < Aged Slayer Sent to Prison. Bloomington , 111. William Arming- ton , aged sixty , was given a sentence gi of twenty years in Joliet penitentiary tl the Marshall county court on the ir irci charge of killing Jerome Cray , a horse ciei buyer of Wenona , while quarreling at ei eiri that place last fall. rihi hi Asserts Kissing Spreads Disease. Philadelphia. In an address at the American Laryngeological convention aere Dr. Allen B. Thracher stated tc ; iat kissing spreads many serious dis- st jases. particularly those of the threat. TO DRIVE OUT HERESY PRESBYTERIANS WILL REORGANIZE - IZE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. All Instructors Unable to Subscribe tc Essential Doctrines of Church Must Go. New York. The Presbyterian general assembly , having practical ly secured control of Union Theologi cal seminary , and not having surren dered in its 20-year fight against heresy , it is now proposed to reorgan ize that institution. This is the real meaning of the "Overtures" to the seminary trustees made at the general assembly in At lantic City last week. The directors of the seminary have given substantial assurance that they will insist that all instructor's In the divinity school shall be free from the taint of heresy. Those who are unable or unwilling to subscribe to the essen tial doctrines of the Presbyterian church will have to go. The committee appointed by the as sembly will Insist that there is no room in the Presbyterian church for those who doubt the Deity of Jesus Christ , his miracles and the Atone ment. New York presbytery will come in for its share of the purging in time , it is said on good authority. That the majority of its membership now favors this Is also said to be true. true.Dr. Dr. David G. Wylle , one of the New York members of the committee , re fuse * to say that changes in the fac ulty of the seminary were to be pro posed by the committee. He said that it would be unwise to discuss action which might , or might not , be taken by the committee. CAUCUS ADOPTS WOOL TAX Proposed Democratic Revision of Tan iff Unanimously Approved Rates Slashed One-Half. Washington. The proposed Demo cratic revision of the wool tariff the Underwood bill was unanimously ap proved by a full Democratic caucus. Its indorsement followed some rapid maneuvering by the Democratic house leaders , who devised a scheme which effectually disposed of the opposition of the free wool advocates , backed by the open support of William Jennings Bryan. Chairman Underwood gave the com plete text of the proposed revision of. the wool tariff to 200 Democrats who assembled In the party caucus. It proposes a duty of 20 per cent , on raw wool , a reduction of more than 50 per cent from th Payne-Aldrich law , now in force. MANAGUA FORT BLOWN UP Twenty Die in Nicaragua Presiden tial Palace and Other Buildings Damaged by Explosion. * Managua , Nicaragua. About 20 sol diers were killed and the presidential palace and other buildings were damg aged when Las Lomas , the fortifica tions overlooking the capital , were blown up. There are many rumors of a Llber- alist plot aimed probably at the presi dential palace , but saner opinion is that the explosion was caused by careg lessness. g The soldiers of the garrison are no toriously foolhardy , and have been known on many occasions to smoke cigarettes within the magazine. 600,000 MAY SHARE PROFITS c Electric Association Delegates Applauc o Proposal New Scheme Is Outlined oSi Si at New York Convention. SiSI SId New York. Plans for a profit d sharing system for the 600,000 n employes of the National Electric of Light association were presented in olCi the report of the public policy com CiS mittee of the association at last S night's session of the convention and n received with applause by nearly nh 4,000 members in attendance. Plans T for accident and sickness insurance for employes , death benefits , pensions , and life insurance and employes' savings - . to ings and investment funds were out- r lined. . hJ vi CASTRO BUYS WAR SUPPLIES at PI infer Deported President of Venezuela Is Reported Loading Vessel With ; Artillery and Munitions. fa Lisbon. The Portuguese government - ccH ment has received a communication H from the United States government to st the effect that Cipriano Castro , ex- Pi president of Venezuela , is in Portugal. th It is reported here that Castro has fii steamer at Teneriffe loaded with ar op tillery and munitions , waiting for the Insi first : opportunity to return to Venez ( si uela. The movement Is being watched. Britons Cheer for Taft. London. Andrew Carnegie was the ea : guest of honor at a banquet given at the National Liberal club here. The Ironmaster's speech was cheered vo til ciferously , especially his one refer ence to President Taft , the company rising and waving serviettes and W aandkerchiefs. th Two Drown , One as a Hero. Hartford City , Ind. In a vain effort ar res < jue Glen Woolard , a high school tei tudent , from drowning , William Wil- iams lost his own life. fli ] * Sj / WESTERN CANADA BEYOND THE PIONEER STAGE Liberty-Loving People Have AM the , Liberty the Heart Can Desire , Under Canadian Laws. \ The New York Commercial of April I9th contained an interesting article on conditions In Western Canada. The following extracts will prove instruc tive reading to those who contem plate moving to Canada. The writer speaks of land at $8 to § 18 an acre. As a matter of fact , there is very tittle land that can be had now at less than $18 per acre , but when one- considers the productive qualities of this land it is safe to say that in two years' time there will be little avail able land to be had at less than $30- an acre. Already the free grant lands in the open prairie districts are becoming exhausted and the homesteader has to go farther back to the partially wooded areas. This Is no drawback , however. Some pre fer this land to the open prairie. A recent publication , issueu oy the De partment of the Intei ior , Ottawa. Canada , and which is forwarded free to applicants by mail by any of the Canadian government agents throughout the United States , says of the newly-opened distiicts : Water Is always abundant , wood and fuel are plentiful and the soil that can grow the poplar and the willow as well as the rich grasses that are to be found there can be relied upon to produce all the small varieties of grain with equal success. The New York Commercial article referred to deals more particularly with condi tions along the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific , but what Is said of one line of railway may with truth be said of the land and the conditions along both the Canadian Northern and the Canadian Pacific. The article \ j' ' says : Vi "It would be no exaggeration to- Bay that practically all the land along- the entire distance traversed by the Grand Trunk Pacific" system is capa ble of furnishing homes to those who engage In farming. The lands are of three classes. They may be desig nated , first , as having special adap tation to the production of grain ; second , as having such adaptation to- mixed farming , of which live stock will form an important feature , and third , as being mainly adapted to the- production of live stock only. On the third class of lands the area Is not very large , 'if the second it Is much larger ana of the first It Is by far the largest. "As soon as mixed farming shall be generally adopted , land that may now be obtained for from $8 to 518 per acre , and even lands open now to free homesteads , will sell for $50 : to $100 per acre. This is not an ex travagant statement. In natural fer tility these lands fully equal those of the American corn belt. In vari ety of production they excel them , and yet the latter sell for $100 to $200 per acre. In addition to the grain crops now grown of wheat , oats , barley and rye , much of the land will grow winter wheat when properly- prepared. Eighty per cent , of the- land will grow ctover and alfalfa. A still larger percentage will grow field peas , and the entire tillable area wilt grow good crops of the cultivated : grasses , timothy , brome grass and : western rye grass. With these ele ments what can prevent this region , from becoming the main source of food supply of the Empire and Im perial dominions ? " Special stress Is laid upon the edu cational : conditions. The writer says : "The foundation of the social fabric- of the agricultural country may be- said to rest on the efficiency of its school system. Liberty-loving people ple have all the liberty the heart can desire under Canadian laws. In this , regard Western Canada has a system education based upon the best fcat can be obtained from the United States or Eastern Canada. Its school system and regulations are second to- none. < Every boy or girl has a school house ( brought to his or her doorway. , rhe government is most liberal in its. support of higher education. In Win nipeg , Saskatoon and Edmonton are- be found excellent colleges and uni- . > rsitles , so that the problem or ilgher education is solved. The pro vincial agricultural schools , located t Winnipeg and Saskatoon , give practical courses in scientific farm- ng , preparing graduates to take up- he responsibilities of farm life. "The newcomer settling in this avored section will find the social conditions far beyond a pioneer stage , le will find helps on every hand. In stead of his going to the 'jumplng-off : place , ' as is often supposed when banking of Western Canada , he will , ind himself surrounded by wonderful jpportunitles for social advancement a. new country fraught with prom- se. " Hypnotic. Margaret I think Mr. Baker could : asily hypnotize people. Katherine Why do you think so ? Margaret He often holds my hanct it falls asleep. Puck. It isn't always the person wh& rants to say something that has some- hing to say. Garfield Tea corrects constipation by irousing the digestive organs to their in , ended activity. Composed of Herbs. Occasionally a girl doesn't try Hit because it's involuntary.