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The Valentine Democra
GEORGE M. GAS KILL , Editor.
VALENTINE , - - NEBRASKA
IN DEFENSE OF
PUBLIC HEARS FROM THE CAN *
DIAN PREMIER , SIR WIL
ISSUES CLEARLY DEFINE !
Liberal Leader Laurier in an Addres
Urges Indorsement of Reciprocit ]
Agreement by Dominion Voters-
Annexation Will Not Follow.
Ottawa , Ont. The opening gun ii
the campaign which will determim
the fate of the reciprocity measure *
between the United States and Canadz
has been fired by the liberal leader , Sii
Wilfrid Laurier. It was in the fern
of an open address to the Canadiar
people and in it is set forth clearlj
the issues involved in the present cam
paign. The question now at issue h
not a new one , Sir Wilfrid states , re
ciprocal terms with the United States
having been sought by both countries
for over a half century. The conserva
tive party , he said , is seeking to re
serve this lifelong policy of its leaders
of the past. The enactment of the
agreement , the premier predicts , would
further improve the friendly relations
existing between Great Britain , Can
ada and the United States and would
be an important factor in bringing
about a general treaty of arbitration.
"At all times during the past forty
years , " says Sir Wilfrid , "it has been
the constant effort of all political par
ties in Canada to make with the Unit
ed States an arrangement for the free
exchange of natural products between
the two countries. "
The address declares there is no
warrant for the. claim that reciprocity
will lead to annexation , and states
that canada will continue the policy
of British preference.
JAPANESE CABINET CHANGE.
Rumored that Count Katsura , Premier ,
Resigned July 27.
Tokyo. A news agency here , which
it is understood is close to a cabinet
member , says Count JKaJsura tendered
his resignation as premier on 5 Jy 27 ,
and recommended Marquis Saionji K
that post The change will probably
beannounced on August 25
' * This report is neither -confirmed nor
officially denied Undoubtedly
e in t 6 jnet is imminent'and
en under consideration for
months past. As yet the deis-
tribution of portfolios has not been
There is no reason to believe that
the change will effect the general poli
cy of the government , for Count Kat
sura is likely to continue as the active
head of affairs. Marquis Saionji was
a premier of the cabinet organized
March'25 , 1908.
May Regain His Throne.
Teheran , Persia. The ex-shah Mo
hammed Ali Birza left Astrabada with
an overwhelming force and is now
marching on Teheran. There is much
apprehension here that the shah's at
tempt to regain his throne will suc
ceed. The government is without pow
er to suppress the anarchistic condi
tions which prevail thfX'ighout the
Will Go to Rome. _
Washington , D. C. A lage delega
tion of senators ers of
house will represent the/uniT "ttt
at the interparliamentary Conference
3n the interest of world "peace , to be
held in Rome next Oc t > , ber 3 to 5 , ac-
fSrdTng to Representative Bartholdt of
Missouri , ft p entativee "Martin of
South Dakota is among those who
have expressed an intention of attend *
ing. - '
J * * Two Killed in Ohio.
Logan , O. Two persons were killed
and another seriously injured when a
runaway horse plunged over the side
of a bridge , carrying with it the surrey
to which it was hitched and its three
occupants. Mrs. Mary Helber and her
8-year-old daughter are dead and Will
iam Helber , the husband , is injured.
Flour Mill Burns.
The Dalles , Ore. The flour mill of
the Wasco Warehouse and Milling
company , the Great Southern depot
and the Woody warehouse were burn
ed. The total loss may reach ? 250,000.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City. Saturday's quotations
on the local live stock market follow :
Top beeves , $6.GO. Top hogs , $6.70.
Asiatic Cholera in France.
Perpignan , France. Several well
defined cases of Asiatic cholera have
appeared in the department of Her-
auld , with one death. The disease has
been traced to fruit imported from
Italy. The health authorities do not
be an important factor in brinviny
of the disease.
Nebraska Mn Killed.
Huntley , Mont. Leo. Morris , aged
25 , of Preston , Neb. , was struck by a
Northern Pacific passenger train here ,
sustaining injuries which proved fa *
CHARGE IS MADE THAT MORGAF
AND HARVESTER INTERESTS
REBATE IS PAID ON STEEI
fownsend Report on Which Forme
Attorney General Bonaparte Fallei
to Act Goes Before Investigators
Wickersham Is a Witness.
Washington. That charges wer <
made to Attorney General Charles J
Bonaparte during his term of offici
that the United States Steel corpora
tion gave refund of three dollars a toi
to the harvester combine companiei
was revealed to the house "steel trust1
investigating committee. Represents
tive Stanley of Kentucky , chairman o
the committee , introduced into th
proceedings a voluminous report 01
the harvester trust made to Mr. Bona
parte In 1908 by Burdette C. Town
send , a special investigator of the de
partment , now assistant district attor
ney of Oregon.
In describing the organization ol
the group of larger companies in th (
Harvester combine the McCormicks
Deering , Piano , Wardner , Bushnell
Glessner and the Milwaukee Harves
ter companies , Mr. Townsend reported
to Mr. Bonaparte :
"It appears that there was an un
usual concentration of the capital
stock of these five companies. It
was all owned and controlled by four
families , the McCormicks , the Deer-
ings , the Joneses and the Glessners.
The pooling of their holdings was all
that was necessary to create a trust
All these people lived in Chicago.
"Another fact is interesting. Har
old McCormick ( one of the heaviest
stockholders of the McCormick com
pany ) , is a son-in-law of John D.
Rockefeller. The McCormick com
pany was therefore already distantly
related by marriage to the great Amer
ican family of trusts. J. Pierpont
Morgan is the trust architect usually
employed by the Rockefeller inter
"He is a good builder and receives
fabulous fees for his work. George
W. Perkins is his associate. "
Attorney General Wickersham , sum
moned as a witness , testified that he
had never seen the Townsend report
before. He promised that Townsend
would testify later. He did not know
why the harvester case was not
pressed In 1908-09. "I surmised , " he *
added , "that the case was held up
pending the Supreme court decisions
n the tobacco and Standard Oil cases
nvolving the same points. ' '
Mr. Stanley annQunge that a sub-
? § gna hjid ! } issued for Mr. Bona-
jaT&C , wno is now in Canada , and that
in efforf would be "made to ascertain
: rom him and from other government
jfficials why there had not been a
prosecution of the International Har
vester company upon Townsend's
iharges. Mr. Stanley also announced
lis intention of endeavoring to show
i close connection between the United
States Steel corporation and the In-
: ernational Harvester company.
Mr. Townsend in his report particu-
arly referred to the price paid to J.
Pierpont Morgan & Co. in the har
vester deal , declaring that " $5,000,000
s a very high price for the simple
lervice of suggesting to persons how
hey can agree in a legitimate trans-
iction. It is not unusual , " he said ,
'in ' illegal transactions , such as creat-
ng a trust , which can evade the
aws. Doubtless , if proceedings were
nstituted against the International
larvester company , the manner of its
[ efense will demonstrate that the fee
pas earned. "
T SIGNS CANADIAN BILL
j . * * - J
y viier Caomet
Officers Witness Approval of
Reciprocity Measure ,
Washington. The' Canadian reci
irocity bill reached the White HoySfe
hortly after 1 p. m. Mr. Taft sisg d
t at 3:10 o'clock. Speaker Clark and
Ice-President Sherman already ha'd
igned the bill.
Secretary of State Knox , Secretary
f Commerce and Labor Nagel , Seoje-
ary to the President Hilles and Rp-t
esentative Littleton of New YorJrr
ieveral newspaper men and ph fl6g-
aphers witnessed fee sf irig. 'As he
licked up llhe pe1nt : > ire'p"fesiueut : turned
o Secret&Sy Knox.
"Come oVer -Ifefe , Brother Knox , "
ie said , "you r crc'responsible for this. "
The secretary of state stood beside
"It's < ddne , " said Mr. Knox. "It's
lone , " Echoed the president as the
wo cftfeped hands across the desk.
To Tgive the photographers a chance ,
he president went through the motion
) f signing the act again.
The gold pen used by the president
n signing the treaty was sent to
Chairman Penrose of the senate fi-
lance committee , who led the fight for
he bill in the senate.
Parent Asks for Clemency.
Phoenix , Ariz. Henry C. Yeager ,
whose son , Louis D. Yeager , was mur-
lered by a sheep herder , Alejandro
Sallegos , on May 9 last , has requested
jovernor Sloan not to execute the
nurderer , who is to be hanged.
Carnegie Gives to Woman.
New York. "Mother" Kennedy , a
well known character at the Coney
[ sland beaches , where for 50 years
she sold pails and shovels to thou
sands of children , has been pensioned
iy Andrew Carnegie *
POOR OLD EXCITABLE NEW YORK !
LA FOLLETTE COMPROMISE MEA
SURE PUT THOUGH IN SEN
ATE , 48 TO 32.
PARTY LINES ARE DIVIDED
Democrats and Insurgents Vote Dowr
Original Draft Passed By House and
Adopt Substitute Presented By Wis
Washington. Senator La Follette
pressed a compromise wool bill to its
passage through the senate by a com
bination of the Democratic and in
surgent Republican forces. The mea
sure cuts the duty on raw wool to
35 per cent , ad valorem , and maEes
corresponding reduction on woolen
E.anufacture § .
The resulj came about after § ena'
iv * La.FollstJgB original jufcgttojg
bill , carrying tl < W 8& raw wool of
40 per cent. , anti the wool bill passed
by the housQ of representatives , car
rying all ad valorem on raw wool of
20 pet cent. , both had been defeated.
f ha vote on the new measure was
4 $ to 22.
The house wool bill was defeated
in the senate by a vote of 44 to 36.
Senator Brown of Nebraska was the
only Republican voting with the
Democrats for the bill. The La Fol
lette amendment to the revision meas
ure was defeated , 66 to 14.
A motion by La Follette to recon
sider the vote by which tbe house
bill was defeated , so as to throw open
again the entire question of revising
the wool schedule , was adopted by a
vote of 49 to 3i.
The outcome showed a well-devised
and executed compromise plan be
tween Democrats and Republican
progressives , which swept the stand-
pat" Republicans from their feet , Al
thought the situation presented by the
unexpected action of the senate was
in the nature of a surprise for the
regular Republicans , they were as
serting after the vote that the senate
would have to compromise further
with the house of representatives b
fore actual wool revision could b ; , natj
it is pointed ,
bill , Passed tfnl tiftif difficult ma.- .
helfverlrig ' "wltji thfc § femocrats de
manding free 'wbbt , rri s a duty of
only 20 per tjent. $ SL raw wool product.
The La # 6'freW bill , carries 35 per
cent , , $ fe'agrffit- ' the original La Fol
lette , tjill I t vi lon of 40 per cent.
The 'iiittvy 'on raw wool under the ex
isting T yne law is in excess of 40
% tgulxir Republicans expect , if real
PislP.tion is to be had , to see the
housy demand a compromise with the
senate which will further reduce the
duty to at least 30 per cent , ad
valorem. Among the regulars there
fs a serene confidence , however , that
President Taft will veto any wool
bill passed at this session.
Chairman Underwood ot the ways
and means committee , and Democrat
ic leader , said :
"The house will not accept the
wool revision bill as it has passed
the senate. Personally I believe the
duties carried in it excessively high.
"I want to see a bill passed
ing the wool duties , and I want to
see such a bill sent to the present.
I would prefer that the house bill be
sent , but if this is not possible then
any bill making material reductions
in duties should be passed. "
Bid on Columbus Figure.
Washington. Preparations for a
magnificent memorial fountain to
Christopher Columbus , on the plazn
of the Union station here , received im
petus with the opening bids for its
Gotham Broker Murdered.
New York. Murdered , apparently
William Henry Jackson ,
by burglars ,
a well-known Wall street broker , 70
found dead on the floor
years old , was
of his bedroom at the
WILL CALL PACKERS
CHICAGO BEEF MEN TO TESTIFY
IN LORIMER CASE.
Tribune Editor Tells of Rumored Pa
litical Activity and Six Will Be
Summoned to Washington.
Washington. Several Chicago pack
ers will be summoned before the Lori-
mer investigation committee of the
senate as a result of testimony given
by James Keeley , general manager of
the Chicago Tribune.
Replying to a question by Senator
Fletcher , who asked if he could sug
gest the names of any packers who
should be called as witnesses , Mr.
Keeley mentioned the following" :
J. Ogden Armour of Armour & Co. ;
Alfred R. Urion , general counsel of
Armour & Co. ; Arthur Meeker of
Armour & Co. ; Edward Morris of Mqr .
ris & Co. ; Louis F. Swift of Swift &
8 jf 5 $ A Spflf 2L tte T nion
DCocKyarda comijtifly , -
_ , < , -
One other packer ) jE ward Tilden ,
president tiS : tlte National Packing
company * whose name was given by
Mr . Keeley , already has appeared as
a witness before the committee.
Mr. Keeley told the committee that
he had no evidence against any of the
men he named. He said , however ,
that it was commonly reported that
the packers had contributed largely to
various campaign funds and for that
reason he believed they should be in
terrogated regarding their knowledge
of a fund raised for the election of
The subject arose when Elbridge
Hanecy , attorney for Senator Lori
mer , asked Mr. Keeley whom he had
in mind when he wrote editorial j *
year ago which , made Jthe inquiryT
"Who Furnished the Sawdjust and
Lard for Lorimer's Election ? "
Mr. Keeley said in mentioning the
wordJ7sawd.us.tf' li § adJn _ mind Ed-
\vaVd'Hines and the lumber interests ,
and in tlie. tf5e oF Ihe word "lard" he
referred to the packing houses , with
out having the name of any particular
individual , fn mind. _
KC1DE CANADA MUST VOTi
Consenvatives Insist That Reciprocity
Agreement With United States
Must Have People Indorsement.
Ottawa , 0nt That reciprocity
with tn § United States will
have to get the indorsement of the
voters of Canada was the decision of
a party caucus of the Conservatives.
The Liberal caucus thereupon de
cided the election should be held as
soon as possible. There may be dis
solution of parliament within a fort
night , but possibly not until the end
The election probably will be held
the last week in September or the
first week in October. Parliament will
be called immediately afterward. If
the government is returned the reci
procity bill will be put through with
Eight Shot by Crazed Hindu.
Chicago. A man wearing a soldier's
uniform and carrying a modern
Springfield rifle went suddenly Insane
in front of the Chicago opera house ,
Washington and Clark streets , and
shot eight persons , none fatally. After
a terrific struggle the man was arrest
ed and said he was M. Husian , a Hin
du. He said he had determined to kill
40,000 persons and had just started.
Husian gave the police a terrible fight
before he was subdued.
No Vote on 1$12 Choice.
Fremont , Neb. The Democratic
state convention refused to indorse
the candidacy of any individual for
the presidential nomination in 1912. It
had been expected that an effort
would "be made to have Governor Har
mon of Ohio indorsed.
Mrs. Goodwin Wins 'Decree.
New York. Justice Bischoff in the
supreme court 'granted the final 'de
cree In the 'divorce action Brought 'by
Edna 'Goodrich 'Goodwin tagaicst Nat
Goodwin , tae
GOES OVER , < ! AGAnV
"BOBBY" LEACH GOES OVEI
CATARACT IN BARREL.
Tank With Man Suspended In Canva
Hammock Shoots Through Space
With Speed of Cannon Ball.
Niagara Falls , N. Y. "Bobby
Leach made a trip over the Horsesho
falls in a barrel and lives to tell thi
tale of an experience more thrlllinj
than any of his previous feats. Leach
who is forty-nine years old , was con
siderably bruised by his drop of 15J
feet , but was not seriously hurt.
This Is the second time in the his
tory of the river that such a feat hai
been accomplished. Mrs. Anna Ed
son Taylor of this city made th § trl ]
Ina _ _ barre on October 24 , 1901 , am
came out alive.
Harassed by the police on both side !
of the river , Leach was forced to mak <
his start from La Salle , two miles am
a half above the cataract on th (
United States side. Two rivennei
took him In a launch to Navy Island
where everything was made shipshapt
and Leach was placed in the barrel. II
Is a steel affair , eleven feet long witl
ends of wood. Leach was hung in
The barrel with Its passenger was
cast adrift just off the mouth ol
Chippewa creek , hardly a mile above
the brink of the Horseshoe , and was
quickly caught by the rush of the
upper rapids. When 500 yards from
the brink the barrel was caught in the
trezciendous current and raced to the
chasm.'t _ _
Within 200 yards of the brink It
stuck hard against a rock , and a
large section of the wooden end was
broken off. As the barrel reached the
crest , it swung straight and went
plunging down into the abyss on its
Hardly thirty seconds elapsed until
It was seen , a red speck , careening
In the spume below the cataract
Frank Bender of Chippewa swam
aut to it with a rope and caught the
barrel by one of its handles. From
iat point the barrel was towed
Leach was bleeding and appeared in
i bad way , but once out of the barrel
le raised himself and waved to the
: rowds that lined the bank. He was
mdly exhausted and it was necessary
o apply oxygen to revive him.
MOROCCAN AFFAIR IS ACUTE
3remier Asquftn Declares Great Brit ,
ain Will Be Firm in Demands in
Controversy. . .M/
jet A-- ' . -T- . ' ' " > '
' * " . *
London. Premier Asquith made a
statement In the house of commons
m the subject of Morocco which fully
) ore out the description of the situa-
ion as one of real anxiety. The posi-
ion the premier said had reached a
joint at which It was bound to become
llfficult and harassing unless a solu-
ion was found.
Mr. Asquith said that Great Britain
vas not a party to the conversations
iroceeding between France and Ger-
nany , but earnestly and sincerely de-
ired to see them result in an arrange
aent honorable and satisfactory t § U
f the situation at the present ino-
acnt , Tlie premier said the govern-
iint had thought it right from the be-
inning to make it clear that failing a
atisfactory settlement , Great Britain
aust become ah active party to a dis-
ussion of the situation.
The Beylln and otmlr German news-
agers take a serious view of the sit-
ation , but h § statement Is made in
fflciaj Quarters that nothing has oc-
UrTed to cause anxiety. At Lloyds ,
owever , war risks against hostilities
etween Great Britain and Germany
rithin three months rose from 5 to 8
er cent. In some cases even 10 per
ent. was paid. Against the risk of
rar between France and Germany 12
er cent , was quoted.
1ANY ARE HURT IN RIOTS
olice Have Numerous Fights With
Striking Peddlers at
Chicago. Seventy-five cut of the
,000 , peddlers out on a strike
gainst the anti-noise ordinance re-
ently passed by the city council , were
rrested by the police in a day of
loting and wild disorder such as has i
ot been seen in Chicago since the j
arment workers' strike.
Half a dozen policemen were In-
ired in trying to disperse the mobs , i
iid hundreds of hucksters who at- j
smpted to sell their wares despite
ae strike were set upon and beaten.
One of the most serious affairs oc-
urred at Maxwell and West Thir-
2enth streets , where a band of strik-
rs , led by Mrs. Isidor Silverman ,
IB wife a peddler , overturned two
rocery wagons , trampled their con-
snts to a pulp and severely beat the
rivers. A platoon of police charged
ito the 'crowd , and after a 'fight Mrs.
ilverman "and five men strikers were
Bailey 'Is Off Committee.
Washington. Because he does not
elieve In the. senate's method of
iking testimony in investigations ,
enator Bailey resigned from the
Dmmittee on privileges and elections.
[ 3 made no explanation to the sen-
te and the resignation was accepted.
B ody Is Thrown Into Fire.
Dubuque , Iowa. Brutally murdered
Y highwaymen and his body placed
i a bonfire and partly cremated , was
le fate ot an unidentified man in the
linois Central yards here.
Must Be More Definite.
Common carriers that make state
railway commissioners plenty of trou
ble by flinging at every order or at
tempt at regulation the contention that
the orders are "confiscatory , non-com
pensatory" and contrary to the "due -
process" clause of the fourteenth
amendment to the federal constitu
tion , must go about their work nore
carefully under a ruling of the circuit
court for the state of Oregon. A copy
of the decision has been received by
the Nebraska state railway commis
sion and has been read with much in >
terest. In this case the Oregon com
mission had issued an order requiring
the reduction of 'certain class rates
south from Portland. The railroads
asked for an injunction on the tradi
tional grounds that the order was un
reasonable , non-compensatory , taking
property without due process of law ,
etc. The railway commission de
murred , stating that the defendant
had stated no cause of action.
District Judge Bean upheld the de
murrer , stating that the railroad hadi
made no showing that the order was.
unreasonable , but had merely so de
State to Help Buld ! Bridges.
The state board of irrigation , acting ;
as a state board o supervision of
bridges , has decided that the act ot"
the last legislature levying one-fifth
of one mill tax upon the taxable prop
erty of the state for the purpose of
aiding counties in building bridges
over streams 175 feet v/r e is suffi
ciently specific in its terms to consti
tute an appropriation bill and that the
levy will be available for bridge pur
poses whenever it is collected. The :
levy will raise $80,000 a year. Probab
ly none of the taxej will reach the-
state treasury and be available until
January. Attorney General Martin ,
who is a member of the board , gave a
verbal opinion holding that the act of
the legislature constitutes an appro
priation of the levy. Governor AlcJ-
rich and Land Commissioner Cowlcs , .
the other members of the board ,
willing to enforce the law.
Two Days' Rifl ? Practice.
The figure of merit made by com
pany E , First regiment , at Blair , in a-
Lwo days' rifle camp , as reported to >
\djutant General Phelps , is 31.29.
Last year the company was creditedl
ivith 6.01. Company F , Second regi
ment , at Lincoln , in a two days' rifle
practice , is credited with 15.56. Last
rear the company had a mark of 8.77. ,
Absentees are counted in the rifle
practice and are recorded as making a
nark of zero. Each member of a com-
iany is supposed to fire ten shots at
: he distances , 200 , 300 and 500 yards.
Ul of the companies in the state will
mgage in rifle practice two days
ng the summer.
Jebrauka Eptoorth Assembly Aug. 2-10.
The Nebraska Epworth Assembly
vas Organized and is maintained in '
he interest of the young men and M
vomen of Nebraska. This year's prof
; ram Is especially planned to interest jf
hem. Parents will do v/ell to consW-
T the many advantages this assembly
riakes easily available to their son *
ind daughters. The handsome pros-
lectus giving a full list of orators , en-
ertainers and musicians who will oc-
upy the assembly platform this year
nay be had free of all cost by sending :
our address to Geo. E. Tobey , Sec-
etary , Nebraska Bible House , Lin-
oln , Nebraska , Remember the dates
The state auditor has registered
100,000 of Merrick county court
ouse bonds and $30,000 of bonds is-
ued by drainage district Xo. 1 , Pav---
ee county. The drainage bonds
raw 6 per cent interest and the Mer-
ick county bonds 4 per cent interest.
Dr. G. W. A. Luckey of the state
Diversity was honored by the Xa-
ional Educational association by be-
ag elected the X. E. A. director for
Nebraska. This Is a well earned com- _
liment , and Dr. Luckey's many"
riends throughout the state congratu-
Will Enforce AUTO i.av/c.
Secretary of State Wait is threaten-
ag war on those owners of automo-
iles who registered their machines ;
nd paid licenses a few years ago ac4l
rho have since failed to pay a licensg. .
uch persons are technically runnii } ,
ieir autos in definance of the Ittw
nd the secretary promises to enforce * ,
ie law in such cases. A general' no-
ice has been sent to all county treas--
rers that before new registration ?
rould be made foi a license for this
ear all arrearages on the nuio.ber.-
mst be paid up.
Coin Turnstiles at State Fair. .
A new departure at the 1.011 state
iir , September 4th to 8th , will be the.
Din turnstiles at the general admis- .
ion gates. Instead of the custoniary-
top and purchase of
a tipket at an
utside ticket office , the fair visito O
ill walk to the turnstile and lay dowi\
is fifty-cent piece , whiph drops into- .
slot , releasing the lock and permit-
ng the person to pass through ,
herefore , when you come to the state ,
iir this year be surg * too have , a 5K- (
2nt piece , as nothing e v.'Ul unlock :
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