Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, August 10, 1911, Image 2

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    The Valentine Democrat
Scenes Attending Resumption of Traf-
fice Rival Those of Friday Night ,
When Men Quit for What Many
Thought a Last Trip.
Des Moines. Promptly at 5 o'clock
Sunday afternoon street car traific was
resumed in Des Moines , and the 40-
Lour strike which began at 1:15 : a. m.
Saturday , when the union employes
walked out , was terminated.
For the first time in the history of
the country the order of a court has
put an end to what gave every indica
tion of becoming one of the bitterest
struggles ever waged between organ
ized labor on the one hand and capital
on the other. The mandate issued by
Judge Lawrence De Graff , of the dis
trict court , was promptly obeyed by
the Des Moines City Railway company
and the carmen's union , and while
there is ample prospect of a fight later
in the courts , one thing is certain , an
injunction has restored , temporarily
at least , nearly 500 conductors and motormen -
tormen to their original positions.
Private George Peters Alleged to Be a
Spy for Austria.
Indianapolis , Ind. On an affidavit
furnished by Miss Clara Anita Dyer ,
formerly of Philpot , Ky. , Capt. James
Watson , in charge of the local United
State recruiting office , has asked the
war department to arrest Pri
vate George Peters , said to be of the
One Hundred and Thirty-fifth coast ar
tillery , stationed at Fort Totten , N. Y. ,
charging him with being a spy in the
employ of the Austrian government.
The allaged exposure of Peters , who ,
according to the informant , is Count
Winisch-Graetz , of Prague , Bohemia ,
was made by Miss Dyer while trying to
obtain his release from the artillery
corps of the local recruiting station.
Exhume Bodies of Three Men.
Cheyenne , Wyo. Three bodies were
exhumed here by workmen excavating
for a cellar. One of the bodies was in
a perfect state of preservation and
petrification had set in. This was the
body of Charles Morgan , who was
hanged 30 years ago by the Cheyenne
i 1 , vigilance committee. He was one of
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the most noted outlaws of this sec
Fifty Buried in Cave-In.
East Liverpool , Pa. Two Italians
were killed and four others fatally in
jured when fifty men were buried in a
sewer cave-in at the plant of the
Pittsburg Crucible Steel company at
Midland , Pa. , seven miles from here.
Quick and effective rescue work pre
vented a larger loss of life.
Boys Play Bandit.
St. Louis , Mo. While playing bandit
with two revolvers thought to be emp
ty Vincent Pizzimentia accidentally
shot and probably fatally -wounded his
chum , Henry Scherometoro , 5 years
old. The bullet struck the latter in the
temple near the left eye. He is not ex
pected to live.
Proclaim a New President.
Port au Prince , Hayti. The first di
vision of the revolutionary army en
tered the capital Sunday and imme
diately proclaimed Gen. Cincinnatus
Leconte chief executive. Gen. Le-
conte's election to the presidency ap
pears assured. The city remains
Heir to Millions.
Bemidji , Minn. Through a newspa
per advertisement John Abercrombie ,
a confectioner here , has just learned
that he is an heir to an estate or more
than a million dollars. The estate is
that of his aunt , Sarah A. Barker. His
relatives had not heard from him since
Wichita Recall Petitions.
Wichita , Kan. Petitions asking for
the recall of Mayor J. H. Graham and
E. M. Leach and R. B. Campbell , com
missioners have been filed with the
city clerk.
Sioux City Live Stock Market.
Sioux City. Saturday's quotations
on the local live stock market follow :
Beeves , $ G.25@7.00. Top hogs , $7.10.
None of Injured Will Die.
Chicago. Physicians said" that the
injuries of none of the persons
lurt when a flying machine dropped
100 feet into a crowd of several hun
dred spectators at West Pullman are
serious. Frank Bellai , the "aviator ,
was uninjured. The biplane was
An English Aviator Killed.
London. Germanld Napier , a young
English aviator , was killed wL.le in
the air with a passenger at Brook-
lands. His companion was uninjured.
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Compacts Result From Suggestion of
United States Chief Executive
Made in Speech Made in Wash
ington Last December.
Washington. Three of the great
world powers have taken a long
stride toward the goal of universal
peace. Arbitration treaties binding
the United States and Great Britain
and France , respectively , were signed
at the White House in Washington in
the presence of a notable gathering
o officials and at the ministry of for
eign affairs in Paris.
Secretary of State Knox signed the
two treaties in behalf of the United
States. James Bryce , the British am
bassador , affixed his signature in be
half of Great Britain , thus completing
the Anglo-American pact , with the ex
ception of ratification by the senate.
The French treaty was signed in
duplicate in Paris six hours earlier
by J. J. Jusserand , ambassador to the
United States.
As soon as the copies of the two
treaties had been signed President
Taft affixed his signature to two
measures for transmittal to the senate.
It was thought at first that an ex
change on the Franco-American treaty
would be necessary before it could
be sent to the senate. Later.on offi
cial notification from Paris of the
signature there , President Taft de
cided to rush the treaties at once to
the senate in the hope of securing ac
tion at this session.
The general features of the new
treaties are :
All differences internationally justi
ciable shall be submitted to The
Hague , unless by special agreement-
some other tribunal is created or se
Differences that either country
thinks are not justicable shall be' re
ferred to a commission of inquiry
composed of nationals of the two gov
ernments , empowered to make recom
mendations for their settlement.
Should the commission decide that
the dispute should be arbitrated , such
decision will be binding.
Before arbitration is resorted to ,
even in cases where both countries
agree that the difference is suscep
tible of arbitration , the commission of
inquiry shall investigate the dispute
with a view of recommending a settle
ment without arbitration.
The commission , at request of either
government , will delay its findings one
year to give an opportunity for diplo
matic settlement.
The convention grew directly out of
President Taft's speech in Washing
ton , December 18 last , before the
American Society for the Judicial Set
tlement of international disputes , in
which he said :
"If now we can negotiate and put
through a positive agreement with
some great nation to abide the ad
judication of an international arbitral
court in every issue which cannot be
settled by negotiation , no matter what
it involves , whether honor , territory ,
or money , we shall have made a long
step forward by demonstrating that it
is possible for two nations at least
to establish , as between them , the
same system of due process of law
tfiat exists between individuals under
a government. "
Senate Adopts Measure Raising Mem
bership in Lower Branch of Con
gress From 391 to 433.
Washington. The congressional re
apportionment bill passed the senate
by an undivided vote , but the meas
ure , as it came from the house , was
so amended as to safeguard against
gerrymandering of congressional dis
tricts by the state.
The measure gives the house 433
members , an increase of 42 over the
present representation. This does not
include the new members which will
be sent from Arizona and New Mexico.
The bill will go Immediately to the
house , where it originated , and , it is
expected , will be accepted in its pres
ent form and sent to the president.
No state loses , and many gain , in the
number of representatives.
The measure will become effective
in less than two years. Its passage
was largely assured by a sentiment of
concession to the house of : fs right to
regulate its own organization affairs.
The Democratic cotton bill cutting
an average of 21 per cent from the
present duty passed the house , all the
Democrats and thirty insurgents voting
ing for it The' total vote was 202 to 91.
The bill cuts the average tariff on
cotton manufactured goods from 48 to
27 per cent , ad valorem , a 21 per
cent , reduction in duty that the Demo
cratic leaders estimate to reduce rev
enue by about $3,000,000. Not an
amendment was offered to the bill.
' Tobacco Dividend Held Up.
New York. An official statement is
sued by the American Tobacco com
pany to its stockholders gives the in
formation that no dividend on the com
mon stock will be declared at the pres
ent time , which would ordinarily be
payable in September.
Song Writer Ends His Life.
Catskill , N. Y. Robert Cole , the ne
gro song writer , author of "The Girl
With the Dreamy Eyes" and other
popular melodies , committed suicide
here by drowninsr
"Sure , Lady , I Heerd Ye Say a Hundred Pounds ! "
Charge of Delaying Iron and Steel
Tariff Revision by Committee Is
Cause of Vitrolic Attack by Demo
cratic Leader.
Washington. In one of the most re
markable scenes in the house since
the beginning of the extra session
Representative Oscar W. Underwood
of Alabama , the Democratic leader of
the house , fired a verbal broadside at
William Jennings Bryan for the lat-
ter's criticism of his position on the
extension of the tariff revision pro
gram. Mr. Underwood's Democratic
colleagues wildly cheered him as he
made his vitrolic attack upon the
Excoriating the three times candi
date of the Democratic party for pres
idential honors , Leader Underwood de
nounced Mr. Bryan's statements as
false , defended his ( Underwood's ) at
titude as to revision of the iron and
steel tariff schedules , and said Bryan
has placed upon every Democratic
rneiaber implications unfounded in
He called on his colleagues of the
ways and means committee for corroboration -
roboration of his attitude.
Mr. Underwood was backed up in a
similarly striking speech by Repre
sentative Kitchin of North Carolina ,
long a devoted friend of Bryan. Mr.
Kitchin expressed surprise that any
Democrat should so malign Mr. Under
wood and the party , and through all
this arraignment not a voice was
raised in defense of Bryan.
It all came about from a published
interview , which purported to be "au
thorized" by Mr. Bryan , declaring it
was time Democratic Leader Under
wood was "unmasked. "
"The action of Chairman Under
wood in opposing an immediate effort
to reduce the iron and steel schedule
reveals the real Underwood , " said
the Bryan interview. "Speaker Clark
and otfcer tariff reformers tried to
secure the passage of a resolution
instructing the ways and means com
mittee to take up other schedules , in
cluding the iron and steel schedule ,
but Underwood and Fitzgerald , the
Fitzgerald who saved Cannon in the
last congress , succeeded in defeating
the resolution. "
"The unmasking of Chairman Un
derwood will serve a useful purpose , "
added the interview , "if it arouses
the Democrats to an understanding of
the mistake made in putting Mr. Un
derwood at the head of the commit
tee , if he solidifies his policy of de
lay. "
As the clerk finished reading the
Bryan interview , Mr. Underwood , in
calm and even tones , opened the
vials of his wrath. He declared that
because of his investments of the
iron and steel mills in his own state ,
Alabama , he had urged the ways and
means committee at the beginning of
the session to save him embarrass
ment by taking up the iron and steel
schedule at once. This had not been
done by the committee , he said , be
cause it had determined that the tex
tile schedules should be revised first
to satisfy public clamor.
Architect Henry Bacon Designated to
Design $2,000,000 Memorial for
Abraham Lincoln.
Washington. On recommendation
of the fine arts commission , President
Taft and the Lincoln memorial cpm-
.mission designated Henry Bacon of
New York as the architect of a design
for the $2,000,000 memorial which is
to be erected in this city.
Falling Plane Hurts Seven.
Chicago. Seven persons , three of
them little girls , were victims of an
, aeroplane accident at the Chicago
iSchool of Aviation field , when Frank
'Bella ! lost control of a big Curtiss
biplane and swooped down from a
height of 100 feet into a crowd of 150
Makes Reynolds Rear Admiral.
Washington. President Taft sent to
the senate the nomination of Capt
Alfred Reynolds , U. S. N. , as a rear
Alaskan Delegate Renews His Allega
tion That Attorney General
Shielded Criminals.
Washington. Attorney General
Wickersham and Alaskan Delegate
Wickersham faced each other before
the house committee on judiciary
which is making an investigation into
government affairs in the northwest
and charges of "graft" and "bribery"
were bandied with much freedom by
the delegate during the hearing.
The question of the insufficiency of
what the delegate declared was proof
that the attorney general "purpose
ly shielded and defended Alaska syn
dicate criminals against punishment"
Representative Sterling suggested
that Delegate Wickersham's charges
indicated only failure of the depart
ment of justice to prosecute.
"Oh , he has gone way beyond that , "
interrupted Attorney General Wick
"Yes , " said Delegate Wickersham ,
"I Insist there was a deliberate r.t-
tempt to protect. "
The delegate declared that United
States Marshal H. K. Love , who fig
ured In the Cunningham coal land
cases , had discharged a deputy named
Bowers , who was also jailer at Kodiak ,
because he "wouldn't give up the
graft. "
"He wouldn't pay Love $100 a month
out of what he received for the board
of prisoners , " the delegate ex
Delegate Wickersham , a Repub
lican , reviewed his attempts to have
the department of justice move against
D. H. Jarvis of the Alaska syndicate
and J. H. Bullock of the John J.
Sesnor company for alleged conspir
acy on government coal contracts ,
whereby he alleges the government
lost $50,000.
The delegate charged that federal
officials in Alaska had been bribed.
Representative Howland of Ohio de
manded that he prove that statement
"I will before I finish , " declared the
Ferry Steamer Capsizes in St. Law
rence River Seventy-five Passen
gers Are Hurled Into Water.
Massena , N. Y. Seven persons were
drowned in the St Lawrence river
when the ferry steamer Sirus struck
a shoal eight miles below this city ,
capsized and hurled its 75 passengers
into the river.
Four bodies were recovered.
The Sirus left here for Cornwall on
the Canadian side , wifE 75 persons
bound for a day's outing there. Most
of those aboard were residents of Og-
densburg and Massena. The boat had
started on the return trip and her pas
sengers were seated on deck when the
crash came. The deck was swept bare
in a moment.
Picknickers at the International
park nearby , in motor boats and
skiffs rushed to the rescue and saved
scores. Others , benumbed and ex
hausted , were swept down-stream to
Britons Believe Germany , Having
Made Her Bluff , Is Now Pre
paring to Withdraw.
London. The Moroccan crisis Is
practically ended. At least this Is the
opinion of the English public , al
though the foreign office is careful to
point out that the negotiations are not
simple and may drag on for months.
Germany , according to the English
view , has made a bluff , which is being
promptly called , and she is now pre
paring to withdraw.
Taft to Exhibit His Cow.
Washington. President Taft Is to
be an exhibitor at the international
dairyman L , exposition In Milwaukee ,
Wis. , in October. He has promised
Senator Isaac Stephenson of Wiscon
sin to send Pauline Wayne , famous
White House cow , to the show.
Revolt of Albanians Over.
Cettlnje. The Malissori tribesmen
have decided to accept the concessions
made them by Turkey as a condition
that they cease hostilities and return
to their homes in Albania.
Throws Interesting Light on Leglsla
tlve Life , Including Receipt of
Railroad Passes.
Washington. Charles A. White ,
former member of the Illinois
legislature , told in detail before the
senate investigating committee the
story of the alleged corruption in con
nection with the election of Senator
William Lorimer.
Attorney Marble , counsel for the
committee , led White to tell his story
in narrative form , taking all events in
their chronological order.
White received Pullman passes.
Transportation could be exchanged
among members , and destinations on
Pullman passes could be altered to
suit the convenience of the holders.
Then the committee took up the
actual confession. White said that on
the night of the twenty-fourth , 1909 ,
Lee O'Neill Browne , Democratic lead
er , first asked him to vote for Lori
"Browne gave me $100 about the
time the legislature adjourned , a few
days later. I saw Browne June 16 , at
the Briggs house , in Chicago. He gave
me $50 that night , and told me to call
again the next day. I did so , and he
gave me $850 , making $1,000 in all. He
wore a belt , in which he was carrying
about § 30,000. "
White said he met Wilson , and Rep
resentatives Clark , Shepard , Luke and
Link at the hotel. "Luke was complain
ing about the amount of money he had
received , " said White. "He said ho
only got $900 , and he could have had
$1,500 earlier in the session. "I told
Luke I hadn't been paid to vote for
Lorimer. He said , 'Oh , yes you were.
You got $1,000 same as the rest of
us. '
"I asked him if he had been given
Lorimer money. He said he had that
he had made his deal direct with Lori
"We went up to Wilson's room in
the hotel. Shepard went into the
bathroom with Wilson. When he
came out , Wilson called me into the
bathroom , and gave me $900. 'There's
all of it , ' he said , 'and I'm glad to be
relieved of the burden. '
"He said that the governor had ve
toed some of the bills for which money
was to have been distributed. Then ho
said that Browne was sick , and that
was the reason why he ( Wilson ) had
to come down to distribute the
money. "
White said that he met Representa
tive Beckemeyer on a nearby street
that day. Beckemeyer later confessed
to taking bribe money.
Free List Measure in Modified Form
Is Adopted by the
Washington. By a vote of 48 to 30
the senate by a coalition of Demo
crats and Republican insurgents of
that body passed a compromise farm
ers' free list bill , which removed the
tariff from a large category of agri
cultural implements and farm operat
ing materials when imported from
The original house bill first was de
feated and then reoffered in modified
form by Senator Kern of Indiana.
As amended and finally adopted the
bill differed but little from the orig
inal. The principal articles placed on
the rree list are : Agricultural imple
ments , cotton bagging , cotton ties ,
leather , boots and shoes , fence wire ,
meats , cereals , flour , bread , timber ,
lumber , sewing machines , salt
Eight Die in Asylum Fire at Hamilton ,
Ont. Many Knocked Senseless
and Saved.
Hamilton , Ont. The loss of eight
lives and desperate struggles with
maniacs who fought against rescue at
tended a fire which destroyed one
of the main buildings of the insane
asylum on the side of the mountain
southwest of the city.
There were 800 patients in the
building when the fire was discovered
and only a well-trained fire-fighting
corps and admirable coolness and
bravery on the part of the nurses and
attendants under Doctor English pre
vented a greater loss of life.
Famous American Painter Passes
Away in English Capital Ap
peared to Be Recovering.
London , England. Edwin A. Abbey ,
the American painter , died here.
Mr. Abbey , regarding whose Illness
so little was made public that It was
not until a day or two ago that it was
Ijnown that his condition was serious ,
underwent an operation for liver
trouble about a month ago. It Is now
stated that he appeared to be recover
ing , when a few days ago he suffered
a relapse , after which he slowly sank.
Builds Bathtub for Pigs.
Caldwell , N. J. Frederick Heller ,
a local politician and stock raiser ,
has just installed in the rear of his
home a bathtub which is to be used
exclusively for the cleanliness and
comfort of two prize winning black
Berkshire pigs.
German Explosion Kills.
Hamburg , Germany. A number o
persons were killed and many injured
when an explosion wrecked the ce
ment works of Wulff & Stavenow in
this city.
Football at Nebraska University.
Preparations for the gridiron season
are well under way at the University
of Nebraska , under the personal guid
ance of Earl O. Eager , the Cornhusk-
ers' veteran manager of athletics , and.
the football machine will soon have a
clear track. The schedule as arranged
is the most attractive ever drafted at
Nebraska university. In fact , it is.
doubtful if any western institution in.
the history of the game was ever so
handsomely favored. The Cornhusk-
ers are to clash with Michigan , last
year's western champions , and Minnesota
seta , the foremost exponent of foot
ball in the Chicago conference. For
Missouri Valley exponents , the Corn-
huskers are to contest with the pick ,
of the teams in the valley district , ,
the schedule including games with
Missouri and Kansas universities and
the agricultural colleges of Kansas ,
and Iowa. Here is the roster of games
in full :
Oct. 7 Kearney normal at Lincoln.
Oct. 14 Kansas Aggies , at Lincoln.
Oct. 21 Minnesota university at
Oct. 28 Missouri universitv at Lin
coln.Nov. . 4 Ames Aggies at Ames.
Nov. 11 Doane college ac Lincoln-
Nov. 18 Kansas university at Law
rence , i
Nov. 25 Michigan university at
Oswald Stiehm , the Cornhuskers *
new coach and athletic mentor , is to-
arrive in Lincoln in September and
will immediately inaugurate the prac
tice grind. The prospects for a for
midable team are highly encouraging.
The Cornhuskers have lost four of
last year's stars , Collins , Temple , .
Rathbone and Minor , by graduation ,
although a long list of veterans is
expected to report and furnish the \
nucleus of a winning team. The Corn-
huskeis were easily victorious in the-
Missouri Valley last year , defeating all
opponents for the valley conference
championship by shut-out scores. Not
in years had a valley champion
equaled this record , but with Captain
Shonka , Frank , Warner , Chauner and
other seasoned veterans available for
the coming season , in addition to a
squad of promising freshman recruits
for 1910 , the outlook for another for
midable eleven is more than roseate.
Manager Eager is given credit for
having contributed largely to the Ne
braska successes of last year. Him
self a Cornhusker football star during
the regime of Coach Booth , he stepped
into the management of athletics at
Nebraska several years ago fully con
versant with the intricate details of
athletic management. Under his di
rection the Cornhuskers have pros
pered both athletically and financially.
This year the Nebraska squad is to
play its games on a sodded gridiron
an innovation in Cornhusker affairs.
In former years Nebraska elevens
have been hampered by their "gran
ite" gridiron. Players have been in
jured and the accidents , in almost
every instance , were charged up to >
the game of football , whereas the grid
iron was largely at fault. The sodding
of the Nebraska field was completed
early in June , and , despite a long war
fare with the drouth , the grass has
made a fine growth and the gridiron ,
promises to be in perfect condition ,
when practice begins. Another im
provement at Nebraska's athletic plant
is in prospect , Manager Eager having :
ordered the draft of plans for a per
manent covered grandstand along the
north side of the gridiron. Bids are
to be solicited and the new stand is
to be completed in time for the first
big game of the season Kansas , on
October 14.
The gala event of the season , how
ever , is booked for Saturday , Novem
ber 25 , when the Michigan Wolver
ines , champions of the west in 1910 , .
are to invade Lincoln and contest
with the Cornhuskers on Nebraska ,
field. The Wolverines on that date
will play their first football game wesA.
of the Missouri river. The Nebraska-
Michigan game is expected to draw-
the greatest football concourse in the-
history of the game in the Missouri ,
valley region.
A census of indigent consumptives ,
under the care of counties is being ;
taken by the board of public lands ,
and buildings preparatory to the erec
tion of the necessary shelters for-
these patients at the Kearney tuber
culosis hospital.
Regent Copeland and Dean Burnett
of the state university have left for-
Scotts Bluff , where they will inspect
the university experiment station es
tablished two years ago. The two-
men will also look over the entire-
North Platte valley region.
Nebraska's Wealth Grows.
Taxable property in Nebraska is
worth | 2,077,451S65 , according to the , *
completed returns made to Secretary
Seymour of the state board of equali--
zation. This is an increase of $17-
740,250 over the figures returned last
Since the advisory board of par
dons came into existence there have
been thirty-five applications received.
Of that number there have been two.
pardons granted so far and a like *
number refused.