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The Valentine Democr
GEORGE M. GASKILL , Editor.
VALENTINE , - - NEBRASF
SOUTHEAST PORTION OF STA'
OF NEBRASKA IS DELUDED
RAILWAY TRAFFIC IS TIED I
Bridges and Tracks Washed Out
Many Lines One Farmer Suffe
Lois of Eighty Head of Cattle a
Entire Corn Crop.
Omaha , Neb. Reports received
this city from Gage and Johnson coi
ties in the southeast portion of t
state indicate that section was visit
early Sunday by one of the heavie
rainfalls recorded in that vicinity.
From Beatrice comes the repc
that the government gauge recorded
fall of eight inches of rain and th
the Blue river rose a total of 26 fei
The Blue river rose at the rate of thr
feet an hour , submerging the railroi
yards and endangering the residen
and business districts , in which pc
tion of the town considerable damaj
was done by the flood. Women ai
children were rescued from the to
of box cars. As far as can be learn *
no lives were lost.
All the railroads were hard hit 1
Ihe floods. The Burlington bridge ov
Bear creek and nearly all the trackaj
in the Burlington , Rock Island and U
ion Pacific yards at Beatrice ws
washed out or inundated. For a di
tance of 12 miles between DeWitt ai
Beatrice most of the track is gone.
$325,000 BLAZE IN TOLEDO.
Eight Firemen Hurt by Flying Bricl
Toledo , O. Eight firemen were pai :
fully injured in a fire here which d
stroyed the manufacturing plant of tt
B. A. Stevens company , eight sma
dwellings and frame storerooms. Th
firemen were injured by flying bricfc
and window glass when one of th
walls of the Stevens plant collapse
after the building had been guttei
The men were taken to their homes i
ambulances. How the fire started j
Shortly after the fire was discovere
two violent explosions occurred in th
Stevens plant They were caused , i
is believed , by polish which was use
by the company in the manufacture c
The total loss is estimated at $325
000. The Stevens company's loss i
placed at § 300,000 , with $290,000 ir
Shot Up a Crowded Car.
North Adams , Mass. The victim !
-of Fadlo Malak , a young Syrian wh <
shot up a. crowded electric car , are no
expected to number more than two
Motorman Hoyt and Miss Martha E
Ester , who were both instantly killed
The bullet which struck Mrs. S. A.
Hall 69 years old , was recovered anc
unless complications develop she is ex
pected to recover. The other five worn
en shot are reported to be progressing
Big Reward Offered.
Fargo , N. D. The bandits who held
up the Northern Pacific train early
Thursday morning are believed to be
still at large. The reward has been
increased from $1,000 to $2,500 for
each man. It is estimated that the
loss of the passengers runs from $500
Twenty-Five Persons Hurt.
Newark , O. Twenty-five persons
were injured , six seriously , when the
grandstand at the Newark baseball
park collapsed during a game betewen
the Newark and Wheeling clubs of the
Central league , carrying 250 persons
with it. Many women and children
were in the stand at the time.
"Scotty" Philip Dead.
Pierre , S. D. James Philip , known
as "Scotty" Philip , the noted cattle
i ] man and owner of a large buffalo herd ,
died at his home in Fort Pierre as the
result of bursting of a blood vessel in
the brain. He had been sick some
Robbed of Gems and Cash.
Colorado Springs , Colo. While
asleep in a berth on an Atchison , Topeka -
peka & Santa Fe train bound for this
city , Mrs. H. G | Seymour , of Kansas
r , City , was robbed of a bag of diamonds
worth $4,000 and nearly $100 in cash.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City. Saturday's quotations
on the local live stock market follow :
Top beeves , $6.55. Top hogs , $6.45.
Criminal Driven to Bay by Posse.
St. Joseph , Mo. Surrounded by a
posse of officers and farmers eight
miles north of town , Lewis Legatta ,
, \ sought on charges of arson and at-
temped murder , refused to surrender
and was riddled with bullets and buck
More Soldiers to Frontier.
Lisbon. The Sixth regiment of chas-
seurs was ordered to the northern
frontier to reinforce the garrison at
ALDRICH SAYS HE DID NOT PRO
ISE TAFT'8 AID Ifi LORIMER' *
HE WAS 'NOT OBJECTIONABL
Former Rhode Island Senator I
futcs Much of the Evidence Giv
by the Chicago Lumberman Befc
Senate Investigating Committee
Washington. Former United Stal
Senator Nelson W. Aldrlch of Rho
Island flatly contradicted at the Lc
mer committee Investigation t
story given by Edward Hines of C
cage that Aldrich had asked him
urge Lorimer to become a senator :
In substance , Aldrich's testimo :
was to the effect that Hines
preached him and asked him what t
administration thought of Lorlm <
and Aldrich informed him that Lo
mer was "not objectionable" to Pr <
A cross-examination brought an a
mission from C. F. WIehe , brother-i
law of Hines , that the mysterious Re
ert Shields of Superior , WIs. , w )
travels the country over refresh ! ]
the memories of witnesses prior
.heir appearance here , has obtaint
'or his own agency , $4,000,000 of i
surance on the Hines Lumber coi
pany's properties , has "lobbied" f
; he concern and was active in tl
; lection of Senator Stephenson
This is what forgner Senator Aldri (
iccomplished during his short a
) earance on the witness stand :
Denied that he sent for Edwai
3ines in the spring of 1901.
Denied that he asked Hines to s
Congressman Lorimer and impress c
ilm "that the administration WJ
ery anxious to have a Republica
enator elected in Illinois as soon
Denied tfcat he told Hines thei
fere several important tariff schei
les coming up in the senate for th
assage of which It was very in
ortant to have every available n
Denied that he sent for Hine
nd asked him to accompany him t
lie White House to discuss the 111
ois situation with the president
Denied that he told Hines the pres
lent and he ( Aldrich ) thought Lor
ler could be elected and again aske
tines to urge on Lorimer "the neces
ity of becoming a candidate and dc
ig all he could to be elected at th
irliest moment possible. "
Denied that he sent any messag
hatever either to Lorimer or t
overnor Deneen concerning the elec
Mr. Aldrich thought he had pai
cipated in three conversations witl
HREE BANDITS ROB TRAIfl
orth Coast Limited Held Up Ir
North Dakota Passengers Are
Relieved of $500.
Grand Forks , N. D. Train No. 2
e eastbound North Coast limited or
e Northern Pacific railroad , was
: ld up by three masked robbers neai
affalo , N. D. The robbers securec
lout $500 in cash by searching the
issengers , shot Engineer S. P. Olson
Fargo twice to make him stop the
a.in and made a successful escape in
i automobile which they had awaitS -
S them near the scene of the rob-
The deed as executed was one of
e most daring ever perpetrated In
is part of the country and showed
at the men were no amateurs at
e business , as every movement was
; verly planned and admirably exo-
ted. When the train stopped at the
? h bridge at Valley City the three
; n boarded it and went into the day
ach. Heavily armed and shooting
iklessly to intimidate the passen-
rs , they first lined the train crew
at one end of the car and then
jceeded to search the passengers
WIS STRANG IS KILLED
ted Auto Driver Crushed to Death
in Attempting to Avoid
Hue Rivers , Wis. Louis Strang ,
i noted automobile race driver ,
s instantly killed near here , when ,
an endeavor to avoid a wagon his
omobile careened and went crash-
over a high embankment
Itrang was driver of a car carrying
technical committee of the annual
lurance tour of the Wisconsin Auto-
a the car with Strang were three
er passengers , including Joe Jag-
berger , also a driver of Case cars ,
: Lester Clark of Richland Center ,
3. The name of the other passen-
has not been learned. Strang did
jump , but remained at the wheel
was crushed to death in the fall
Hunt Hoosier Politician ,
ushville , Ind. T. E. Gregg , a field
miner under the state board of ac-
ats and former city treasurer , has
a missing for two months. The
trace of Gregg was that he was
i In Indianapolis in May.
rreed by Immigration Officials ,
ew York. Hugh Sweeney of In-
lapolis , who had been detained by
immigration authorities at this
as not being a citizen , was re
ed on proving that he had Berred
lie Civil war.
"Look , Chimmie 1 et four cobs o' corn an' three slices o' melor * ! "
WICKERSHAM SUGGESTS CORPO
ATION COMMISSION AS REM
EDY FOR PRESENT EVILS.
FIXING OF PRICES POSSIBL
Attorney General , in Duluth Addres
Proposes Powers Like Intersta
Commerce Board's Says Law
Supply and Demand Nullified.
Duluth , Minn. Attorney Gener
Wickersham , speaking before the Mi :
nesota Bar association here , advocate
a federal commission for the regul
tion of corporations in the same wa
as the interstate commerce board no
curbs the railroads.
The cabinet member declared als
that the duty of fixing prices of cor
modities might devolve upon this con
mission , though he expressed som
doubt of the practicability of th ]
phase of the plan.
The law of supply and demand , M :
Wickersham said , no longer control
prices In the United States. Fc
pears , he said , the prices in all th
great staple industries have bee
Bxed by agreement between the prii
sipal .producers and not by a norms
play of free competition.
An interstate commission , the atto :
ley general added , would prevent vie
Nations of the anti-trust laws and ai
Dusiness men to maintain a continue
status of harmony with the require
nents of the statutes.
"That further regulation of corpora
Ions carrying on commerce amoni
he states may be necessary , " he said
'is coming to be a matter of curren
lomment. It has been openly advc
; ated recently by representatives o
; ome of the largest combinations o
apital , probably as a means of salva
ion and to preserve under govern
uent supervision great organization :
/hose continued existence is menacec
iy the recent interpretation of th (
Sherman act , the disintegration o :
rhich would be attended with heavj
DSS. To such it is a case of 'any f orl
i a shipwreck. ' Better continued co
perative life , even under a powerfu
laster , than disseminated properties
nd segregated activities without con
tant government supervision.
"But there are other reasons for
uch regulation. The federal depart
lent of justice is not organized or
quipped to maintain constant super-
ision and control of business organ-
-ations. It deals only with cases of
lolation of the law. The activities of
a administrative board or commis-
on would be directed to preventing
ich violations and in aiding business
en to maintain a continued status
! harmony with the requirements of
.w."Whether such a federal industrial
jmmission should have power to reg-
iate prices is , of course , a matter for
> rious consideration. The interstate
) rnmerce law prescribed as a legis-
tive rule that prices for transporta-
on by rail , or wire , or pipe line , shall
i reasonable , and that no unjust dis-
Imlnatlon. shall be made between in-
viduals or localities similarly situ-
ed. A similar rule might be made
r congress with respect to the prices
commodities the subject of inter-
Municipal Pigs Prove Failure.
New Haven , Conn. Municipal col-
ction of garbage , tried out here for
.e last six months , has proved a cost-
venture. The expense has been at
e rate of $54.000 a year , the greater
irt of which represents investment
Bobby Carruthers Is Dying.
Peorla , 111. Robert Carruthers , at
ie time the highest-salaried baseball
ayer in the work : , is dying at a hos-
t&l in this city from a nervous break-
PLAGUE PERIL LES
NO NEW CASES ARE FOUND I
QUARANTINE IN NEW YORK.
Port Health Officer Declares Chole
Situation in General Is
New York. The cholera sltuatic
at this port is looked upon by Heali
Officer Dr. Alvah H. Doty , with i
He issued the following bulletin :
"At Hoffman island conditions ai
satisfactory. There have been r
further cases of cholera among tl
passengers or crew of the steami
Moltke detained there. Reports froi
Swinburne island hospital state thei
have been no further deaths.
"The conditon of the passengei
and crew of the steamer Perugia i
satisfactory. On the whole the gei
eral condition of the cholera situatio
looks very favorable. "
How difficult it is to 'exclude cho
era was brought out in testimon
heard at the investigation of Doty' '
Emil Lederer , in charge of th
steerage department of the Hamburg
American line , testified that the firs
case of cholera on board the Moltk
did not develop until 22 days afte
the passengers had first been quai
antined in Italy.
Lederer had this from the ship'
doctor and from the Italian nava
surgeon detailed to the ship.
Washington. To help the New Yor ]
authorities in the fight against cho ]
era invasions from Europe Passed As
sistant Surgeon Von Ezdorf , one o
the experts of the public health serv
Ice , has been sent from Wash
WALL PAPER MEN INDICTEE
Members of Alleged Trust Are Ao
cused of Violating Sherman Law
Cleveland , Ohio. Four Indictments
vere returned by the federal grand
ury , which has been investigating an
illeged wall paper trust. The indict-
nents charge conspiracy in restraint
if trade under the Sherman law.
The indicted persons are officials ol
vail paper jobbing houses. They are :
. B. Pearce , president of the J. B.
Jearce Wall Paper company of ( fleve-
and ; Norton Newcomb of St. Louis ,
Sdward E. Maxwell of Chicago and C.
) . Aler of Columbus , O. Bond was
ixed at $5,000 in each case.
The specific charge against the In-
Icted men is that they met in Cleve-
ind May 30 , 19107 and after a secret
ession , notified wall paper manufac
turers of the country that if they sold
rail paper to 5 and 10 cent stores the
) bbers would boycott them.
; ECOND GUNBOAT TO HAITI
.mericans and Their Interests Se
riously Threatened by Revolu
tion Against Simon.
Washington. At the request ol
merican Minister Furniss at Port
11 Prince , the United States will send
aother gunboat to Haitien waters to
rotect Americans and their Interests ,
jrlously threatened by the revolution
gainst President Simon. The second
arshlp will go to Port au Prince , the
ipital. The gunboat Petrel already
" at Port Liberte on the north coast
Five Passengers Injured.
Muskogee , Okla. Five passengers
ad the conductor were injured when
Midland Valley train crashed
trough a bridge near Avant , Okla.
lie bridge is fifty feet high. The
ructure had been weakened by a
Plot to Kill De La Barra ?
Mexico City. The police have re-
ilved information of an alleged plot
assassinate President de la Barra.
ie president discredits the report ,
it detectives are investigatine.
PASS PUBLICITY Al
ELSCTION REFORM MEASURE
APPROVED BY SENATE.
Ho Candidate for Congress Can Spi
Over Ten Cents for Each Voter
Washington. With a practl
unanimous vote the senate passed
most drastic campaign publicity me
ure that was ever adopted by elt ]
branch of the United States congre
Using the pre-election publicity 1
passed by the house of reprc entati1
as a basis , the senate constructed
proposed law with the following :
portant features :
"No candidate for the senate
Ii usj snail spend in the election m <
than a sum equal to ten dents for QZ
voter in his district or state.
"No senatorial candidate shall spe
a total of more than $10,000 in t
primary and general election ; and
candidate for the house shall spe
more than $5,000.
"Publicity must be given to all I
mary campaign contributions and i
"All general election expenses mi
be made public before the election , 1
ginning fifteen days before clecti (
and making publication each six da
"All promises of political Jobs mi
be made public. "
The bill further makes It Illegal
promise political places in order to i
cure election support , or to aid In
fluencing the election of any memb
of a state legislature.
The bill will be the subject of prc
ably prolonged conference between t
two houses. It originated in t
house as a part of the Democrat
legislative program and was designi
to require the publication of expen <
tures before election , which is not i
quired by the existing rublicity law
The Republicans in the house i
tempted to extend the bill to cover pi
mary election expenses. In the sena
the primary election amendment , co
pled with more radical amendment
were adopted with little opposition.
The senate amendments authorize
by the committee on privileges ar
slections required publicity of all pi
mary election expenses and all pledg <
3f political jobs or favors. Some election
lection to this was made on the teas
; hat primary elections were not with !
: he control of congress. The amem
nent was finally adopted , however , t
i vote of 50 to 7.
MLSON OUSTS WILEY AI
iecretary Removes Floyd W. Robiso
Without Consulting Chemist
Taft to Act.
Washington. Floyd W. Rob
on , an important member of the stal
if Dr. Harvey W. Wiley , chief of th
ureau of chemistry of the departmen
f agriculture , it was developed , wa
ismissed from the bureau June 30 01
harges of insubordination.
Although his dismissal was import
nt , it was not considered sufficientl ;
oteworthy to bring to the attention o
) r. Wiley's staff of experts In Ne\
rork city. He came originally fron
Secretary Wilson said that Robisoi
ad been relieved of service becaust
f his refusal to carry out an ordei
f the secretaries of the departments
agriculture , treasury and commera
ad labor to prohibit the mixing ol
enzoate of soda with food , which hac
een determined was deleterious tc
/OMAN / IN AUTO SHOT DEAD
loodhounds Are Aiding Posses Ir
Search of the Assassin in Woods
Richmond , Va. Bloodhounds , cried
i by their trainers of the Henrica
mnty constabulary , are searching
ie Midlothian woods in Chesterfield
lunty aiding Richmond mounted poe -
: e and posses under the sheriff of
aesterfield in the hunt for the man
ho shot and killed Mrs. Harry C.
Battle , Jr. , as she was riding with
; r husband in an automobile.
Young Beattie stopped the car when
t unidentified man , evidently an an-
automoblle fanatic , stood stubborn-
In the middle of the road. When
! asked the man to make way the
tter with a surly retort raised a
igle barreled shotgun and fired at
DSC range into the car , killing Mrs.
U"ES' FRIENDS ARE HOPEFUL
icken Financier Is More Than Hold
ing His Own , and Complete Re
covery Is Looked For.
Paris. Although the condition of
in W. Gates is still critical , he con-
ues to make slight gains.
Doctor Gros , after his second visit
the patient said while it would be
'eral days before the physicians
ild say definitely that Mr. Gates
s out of danger , his condition at
isent justified confident hopes for
Canada Has Honey Famine.
Toronto , Ont. Dealers in honey de-
re that the drought of June and
ly July has caused a shortage of
; r 1,000,000 pounds in Ontario's har-
it from the hives. The practical
.ure of small flowering field crops
; iven as the cause.
Killed in Auto Crash.
Villmar , Minn. Mrs. C. W. Carlson
[ Jarpenter , S. D. , Is dead and her
band Is seriously injured as the
ult of an automobile accident near
ALL 0\ER NEBRASKA ,
Jacquot Leaves Big Estate.
Caster County. Nicholas Jacquot *
who recently died in Merna , left an <
sstate valued at $100,000 to his elev
en children. He died without having ;
made a will and it will be divided ,
equally , the heirs having petitioned
ror an early hearing and settlement.
Unidentified Body Found.
Sarpy County. The -badly decom
posed body of a woman was found on
the Wiley farm near Child's point by
some boys who were fishing. The
body , which was taken in charge by
the coroner of Sarpy county , had evi
dently been there for a long time.
Coroner Will Investigate.
Dawson County. An inquest will
be held at Overton to ascertain the
question whether there is any liabil
ity on the part of the Union Pacific
Railway company for the death of H-
Finke and O. Bleau , who \vere killed
by train No. 20 July 13.
Alleged Bootlegger Bound Over.
York County. The case of the state
against E. P. Robinson of Hendcrsoar
on the charge of selling intoxicating
liquors without legal authority , was
called in Judge Wray's court at York.
Robinson waived preliminary examin
ation and bound over for trial.
Forty Tons of Hay Burned.
Nemaha County. While at work
cutting and raking hay on one of his
bottom land farms north of Auburn ,
David Evans discovered fire near a
partially completed stack and dispite
his best efforts and the efforts of
those who came to his assistance
about forty ton of hay was burned. .
State Auditor "Touched. "
Hall County. State Auditor Silas
R. Barton was touched for $165 while
on his way home from Denver , Colo.
Mr. Barton was practically destitute
on arriving in Grand Island until he
was able to locate some of his neigh-
tors. The money was taken from his
pockets while he was asleep on the
Frontier Days at Osceola.
Polks County. The Osceola fron
tier dsys this year are July 26 and 27.
The officers are pushing haul to
make the celebration this year one of
great interest and are engaging some
of the best talent obtainable. Thte
makes the third year that Oscaola
has indulged in a frontier day pro
Drawn Into Fly Wheel.
Saline County. Joe Justa , a thresh-
2r man of Dorchester , met with a seri-
) us accident while threshing on the
! arm of Art Huff. Stooping over to
idjust a belt that had become loosen-
; d on the flywheel , his coat tail caught
n the wheel and drew him in , break-
ng his collarbone , his jaw and three
ibs. One of the broken ribs punctur-
; d a lung. His condition is serious.
Better Than Average Crop.
Custer County. Custer county will
lave better than an average corn
rep if weather conditions are normal
rein now on. At no time this year
lad the crop been in serious condi-
ion , and the local showers last w ek
nd the general rain of this week have
laced the ground in condition to de-
elop the corn rapidly. The leading :
irmers of this vicinity expect a crop
f from fifteen to thirty-five bushels , ,
ependiog on locality and cultivation.
Hogs Lost in Mire.
Richardson County. A herd of sevr
ateen hogs sought refuge from the
sat in a slough in Harve Findlay's
isture. They buried themselves in
le mud , and the slough dried up
hile the hogs were taking comfort
; this way. The mud dried about
teir bodies and they couldn't get out-
fter being missing two days , when
r. Findlay found them , four were
> ad. He and a neighbor used spades
rescue the others by digging them
it of the dry mire.
Crops Turn Out Welf.
Burt County. For the past few
ys eighteen steam threshers have
en at work and can be seen from
ikamah. This is the largest number
er before at work at the same time
sight of each other in Burt County.
ie wheat crop was never more
Close Calf for Congressman.
? 1Ilmore County. Congressman C.
Sloan had a narrow escape front
ious Injury while riding in a
and's automobile , going overland :
m his home in Geneva to catch a
in at Fairmont. He had attended
family reunion and spent the
irth at home and started on his
Y to Washington. The road be-
jen Geneva and Fairmont is level
( altogether enticing for a spin ,
lie going at a good rate of speed
machine skidded and turned
tie. Both the congressman and
companion fell clear of the ma-
ae and suffered no serious mis-
Little Boy Saves Brother's Life ,
uffalo County. Edgar Piper , the
lar-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
2r of Kearney , saved the life of
brother of 4 years while the fam-
were picnicking at Glenwood park
Ji of Kearney. The mother had
the boys to answer the telephone
aid fell off the boat landing into
) d river. As he went down for
third time Edgar grabbed him by
hair and held him until a little
playing near could give the alarm
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