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The Valentine Democrat
GEORGE M. GASKILL , Editor.
VALENTINE. - - NEBRASKA.
BRITISH CONSUL BRUOGHT TO
KAZEROOM , PERSIA , AFTER
GIVEN .MEDICAL ATTENTION
Shah's Minister Expresses Deep Re
gret to England Over the Incident
Shuster Awaiting Appointment of
' , . ' t
* ' TJeheran. The British Consul , W.
'A. Smart , who was wounded in an en
gagement b.etween his Indian escort
and 800 Kashgai tribesmen , is safe ,
having been brought from a caravan
sary , where he received medical atten
tion , to Kazeroom. The Persian for
eign minister called on the British
minister and expressed deep regret on
behalf of the regent and the govern
ment for the incident. He informed
the British minister that measures had
been taken to insure Consul Smart's
safe arrival at his post at Shiraz , and
exemplary punishment for the offen-
The Persian government is extreme
ly apprehensive lest Great Britian con
sider the incident justification for a
punitive expedition , which might lead
to prolonged , possibly to permanent ,
occupation of southern Persia.
\Morgan Shuster , the American
who was dismissed from the office of
treasurer general by the cabinet , is
-still awaiting notificaton of the ap
pointment of his successor. He has
suggested the selection of F. E. Cairns ,
who was his principal American assis
tant , to act in the interim. This would
enable Mr. Shuster to leave Teheran
within a short time. If the suggestion
is accepted possibly he will leave with
nis family in about ten days. The on
ly route by which he can return home
is by way of Kasbin and Resht , which
are now in the possession of the Rus
sian troops , to Baku and through Rus
TEN MEN ARE RESCUED.
Schooner Is Hurled on the Rocks on
the Coast of Rhode Island.
Block Island , R. I. The four-mast
ed schooner Mary Adelaide Randall ,
of Port Jefferson , N. Y. , coal laden ,
was hurled on the ledges west of
Block Island by a terrific northwester
ly gale and four'hours and a half
later her crew of ten was rescued by
the Block Island life saving crew.
The rescue was spectacular and was
accomplished only after the life savers
liad tried repeatedly to reach the
stranded ; craft. The Randall was
bound from Norfolk , Va. , for New Lon
don , onn.
Train Jumps Track.
Huntington , W. Va. Engineer Wil
liam Dunn was killed , a fireman was
fataHy injured and a number of pas
sengers were hurt when the engine of
train No. 5 on the'Chesapeake & Ohio
railroad left the' track at McKendree ,
W. Va. The engine rolled down an
embankment , and a number of cars
left the rails.
Town Swept by Flames
Cobalt , Ont. Fire swept the busi
ness district of Golden City , wiping
out nearly all the buildings that sur
vived a fire last July. The fire was
stopped only by blowing up a theater
and adjoining buildings. The burned
section included about a dozen stores ,
a hotel and several saloons.
Two Crushed to Death.
New York. Two men , Thomas Wil
liams and Herbert Cole , a negro , were
caught in a slide of clay and sand in
the Fourth avenue subway , now be
ing excavated in Brooklyn , and
crushed to death. The slide was SO
feet below the surface of the street.
Kansas Merchant Ends Life.
Great Bend , Kan. G. A. Hawley ,
proprietor of a string of 10-cent stores
in central Kansas , was found dead in
the basement of his store here. Circumstances -
cumstances , indicated suicide. Hawley
was said to have had financial troubles.
Live Stock Market.
Sioux City. Cattle Good to choice
cornfed steers , § firstname.lastname@example.org ; medium to
good , ? email@example.com ; good to choice grass
steers , ? firstname.lastname@example.org ; good to choice fat af
cows and heifers , email@example.com ; grass
cows , $ firstname.lastname@example.org ; canners and cutters ta
ters , ? email@example.com ; bulls , ? firstname.lastname@example.org ; b a
veals , $3.50 < g > 7.00. Hogs Prices range
from email@example.com , with a bulk of the Sitl
sales at 55.90 @ 6.05. Sheep Lambs , tltl
§ firstname.lastname@example.org ; yearlings , email@example.com ; tlB
wethers , $3.25@3.S5 ; ewes , 52.25 ®
Confederate Veteran Dead.
Baltimore , Md. Dr. Thomas Clo-
man Pugh , for four years a surgeon in
the confederate army under Gen. Long-
street , died at his home here of Bright's n <
disease. He was born at Williston. :
N. C. , seventy-four years ago. > taw
$100,000 Pennsylvania Fire.
Harrisburg , Pa. Fire wihch was
discovered in the center of the busi
ness section of this .city did damage
estimated at 5100,000 , partially covered
oy insurance. Several firemen were '
( Overcome by smoke PiGi
WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE MAS
SACRED IN HOMES AT
TABRIZ , PERSIA.
FEAR OUTBREAK AT TEHERAN
Parliament Buildings Are Guarded by
Soldiers After Regent Dissolves
Mejliss Shustcr Is Strongly Sup
ported by Public Sentiment.
Teheran , Persia. The cabinet has
notified St Petersburg that W. Mor
gan Shuster , the American treasurer
general has been dismissed and signi
fied its acceptance of all the Russian
demands. This followed the unlocked
for dissolution of the Mejlies by the
Members of the dissolved Mejliss
are indignant at the action of the re
gent and the cabinet and excitement
runs high throughout the city. Fear
ing an outbreak soldiers have .been
posted around the parliament build
ings , guarding all approaches.
Mr. Shuster has not yet been official
ly notified of the adverse action of the
cabinet and continues to hold the fort.
The member of the Mejliss are plan
ning to send a deputation to beg that
Shuster retain his office in defiance of
the cabinet. Popular feeling is strong
in support of Mr. Shuster.
Telegraph communication with Tab
riz is still interrupted , but late information
mation from there indicated that the
fighting continued spasmodically. The
Russian reinforcements have not yet
arrived and the Russians at Tabriz
are hard pressed. Many are dead.
The Russians , according to the reports
received here , are guilty of atrocities
unparalled in recent years. This
news has aroused the population of
Teheran to a frenzy of rage and ex
The Russians have killed more than
500 women and children alone. Houses
in Tabriz were entered indiscriminate
ly and women attacked before the eyes
of other members of the family , while
children were not spared. The Rus
sian artillery mowed down every liv
ing thing In the streets , once the bar
ricades , thrown up by the Persians ,
had been destroyed.
The city of Resht is reported quiet.
The Russian consul has been declared
governor there , indicating Russia's in
tention to take possession forthwith
of Persian territory.
WOMEN MEET SUDDEN DEATH
Martha Baker , Painter , Dies Under
Knife Overdose of Morphine Kills
Margaret Potter , Authoress.
Chicago. Martha Baker , declared
by Sorella , the famous Spanish artist ,
to be the greatest miniature painter of
modern times , died here at Hahne-
mann hospital of peritonitis superin
duced by an operation for appendi
Scarcely was the news of her death
known when the newspapers an
nounced the sudden death at the Chicago
cage Beach hotel of Margaret Horton
Potter , the brilliant and gifted novel
ist , recently divorced from John Don
Thought at first to have been a vic
tim of heart trouble , an Inquest devel
oped the fact that Mrs. Potter died
from morphine poisoning.
DECREE FOR MME LANGEVIN
Wife of French Professor Granted Di
vorce Because Husband Was
Guilty of "Grave Injuries. "
Paris. Mme. Langevin was granted
a separation from her husband. M.
Paul Langevin , whose name was as
sociated with that of Mme. Curie in
a series of recently published love let-
ters. The text of the judges' de
cision does not mention the name of
Mms. Curie , but states that the peti
tion of Mme. Langevin for a separa
tion is granted because Professor
Langevin had abandoned the conjugal |
domicile "under conditions injurious'
for his wife , " and also because it appeared -
peared from the documents submitted
to the court that Professor Langevin
had been guilty of "grave injuries"
toward his wife.
ATWOOD MAKES NEW RECORD
Aviator Exceeds by Fifteen Miles
Longest Previous Flight Made
in Hydroaeroplane. e
Providence , R. I. Harry N. Atwood ,
the ] Boston aviator , established a new
aerial record1 when he flew 130 miles
from ] Point of Pines , Mass. , to the wa t
ters < of Narragansett bay in a .hydro
aeroplane. He flew over Boston bart
bor and Bingham to the Massachu
setts south shore and skirting along
the side of Cape Cod bay , passed over
the new Cape Cod canal and crossed
Buzzard's bay into Rhode Island.
Atwood says his flight exceeds by
! miles the longest previous hydron
McVey Gets Decision Over Langford.
Sydney , N. S. W. Sam McVey , the
iegro heavyweight , was given the de- i fij
ision over Sam Langford , the "Boston I
.ar baby , " here on points. The fight ,
which bristled with hard hitting and tx
lever sparring , went the limit 20 txa
New Attache to United States.
Berlin. The kaiser has appointed
Sernard Von Buelow , a nephew of Bt
'rlnce Buelow , ex-chancellor of the
Jerman empire , to the junior attache- dl
ihlp of the embassy at Washington. EL
NOW HE MEANS , IT !
N. V. EVENING MAIL.
PACKERS' DEFENSE IS OUTLINED
WHEN COURT OVERRULES OB
JECTIONS TO INDICTMENTS.
NO UNDUE INJURY TO PUBLIC
Attorney for Defendant Tells Jury
They Will Prove That There Has
Been No Violation of Sherman
Chicago. Overruled by Judge Car
penter on every objection they had
raised , counsel for the packers in the
government's prosecution were forced
to proceed with their defense without
further delay. Replying to the govejn-
ment's arraignment , George T. Buck
ingham. In an address to the jury , dis
closed , for the first time , the lull out
line of the 4efense.
Specific denial of every material al
legation of the government , together
with a promise that most of the state
ments of fact in the packers' indict
ments will be disproved , were made
by Mr. Buckingham. He Indicated
that the statute of limitations would
be Invoked to counteract much of the
government's direct evidence. He ex
pressed the belief that the govern
ment was relying to a greater degree
than was warranted in a criminal case
upon circumstantial evidence for proof
of violations of the Sherman law in
the last three years.
It was also indicated that full advantage -
vantage would be taken of the recent
Supreme court ruling that only unrea
sonable restraint of trade shall be
considered a violation of the Sherman
law. 1 The jurors will be asked by the
defense to find that the procedure or
the packers has not resulted In an un
due injury to the public.
The main fire of the packers' attor
neys , however , according to their sy
nopsis , is to be directed to proof that
whatever appearance of price agree
ments or combination there may have
been no undue amount of profit has
accrued to them.
JOHN * BlfeELQW , AUTHOR , DIES
"Grand Old Man" of America Passes
Away in New York at Age
of 94 Years.
New York. John BIgelow , well call
ed the "grand old man" of America ,
lied at his home at No. 21 Grammercy
Park , at the rounded age of ninety-
four years and twenty-five days.
Mr. Bigelow , born In the youth of
the : republic , lived to see It grow to
early maturity. He lived in the life
time ; of every president of the United
States except George Washington.
Famous Lake to Become Farm.
Quincy , 111. Lima lake , which
overs ( 6,000 acres in the north-
rn part of Adams county and Is fa-
nous for duck hunting , is to be re-
lalmed for agricultural purposes.
The Marvelous Griffith" Found Dead.
Springfield , Mass. Arthur F. Grif-
ith of Milford , Ind. , known professlon-
lly as "the marvelous Griffith , " the
ghtnlng calculator , was found dead in
ed in a hotel here. The coroner gives
Apoplexy as the cause of the
Flint , Mich. While Frank Metz was
bowing companions how an "unload-
d" gun was operated , the weapon was
iscbarged and Cyjmunt Puczka was
hot dead. B.
RUSSIA HITS BACK
DUMA TO PUT PROHIBITIVE TAR
IFF ON PRODUCTS OF U. S.
Action Is Regarded as Retaliation for
the Recent Abrogation of the
Treaty of 1832.
* St. Petersburg , Russia. The duma
has now before it a legislative pro
posal to provide for tariff war
schedules applicable to the United
States at the close of the Russo-
American treaty of commerce and
navigation of 1832. The measure was
introduced by ex-President GuchkoS
and other signers representing the
Octoberlsts and Nationalists , parties
which control the majority of the
duma. The bill proposes to raise ex
isting Russian duties by 100 per cent
and to Impose a duty of 100 per cent
on articles admitted free under the
present Russian tariff.
Besides these impositions the bill
proposes to levy double the gross
weight of tax established by the law ot
June 21 , 1901 , on merchandise arriv
ing by sea and to levy a double ton-
It is said that the schedules are to
be applicable to all countries which
do not grant to Russia the most fa
vored nation treatment in commerce
and navigation. The proposal will be
submitted to a financial commission.
Washington. The final act In tne
abrogation of the Russian treaty of
navigation and commerce , the so-
called passport treaty , was performed c
when President Taft signed the Lodge °
The treaty will continue in effect
automatically until January 1 , 1913.n
Meanwhile efforts will be made to negotiate - *
gotiate a new treaty eliminating the n
cause of friction which led to the tern
mlnation of the old one. 5P
GARY OFFICIAL IS GUILTY K
Alderman Gibson Is Convicted of Taking
king Money From Contractor Who 1T
Wanted Franchise. T
Hammond , Ind. Alderman Walter
Gibson of Gary , charged with solicit
ing and accepting a bribe in the pas
sage of the Dean oeatlng franchise in
Gary , was found guilty by a jury in I
the Lake circuit court at Crown Point
after the panel had been out but fit-
teen minutes. Only one ballot was
taken. Gibson's counsel made a motion - Df
tion for a new trial.
GEN. REYES IS A CAPTIVE aim
Rebel Chieftain Surrenders After Ad
mitting Attempt to Overthrow
Rule of Madero Is Failure.
Mexico City. Gen. Rafael Reyes , tc :
the leader of-the latest revolution S
against President Madero , surrendered Pi
to the federal soldiers at Trevlno. PiP
The surrender was made to Col. It :
Garcia Lugo. The revolutionist admit ItPi
ted "the defeat of his attempt to over Pi
throw the rule of ? Iadero. Pifii
To Lock Out 160,000 Men.
Manchester , England. The commit
tee of the Lancashire Cotton Spinners [
and Manufacturers' .association at a ni
meeting here decided to lock' out all
the workers in the mills belonging to gr
members of the federation. No fewer in
than 160,000 operatives are in 51
President of Ecuador Dead.
Guayaquil , Ecuador. President Emi- he
Ho Estrada of Ecuador died suddenly MJ
here. He had been in office less than se
. year. tie
THRONE IS DOOMED
LEGATE SAYS ONLY REPUBLIC
WILL SATISFY PEOPLE.
Consuls of Six Foreign Powers Pre
sent Note to Peace Conference
Shanghai. "I am convinced
that the abdication of the emperor
and the establishment of a republic
is the only thing that will satisfy the
people of China and 'prevent further
wholesale shedding of blood. " This
statement was made by Tank Shao-Yi.
representative of Yuan Shi Ka ! . the
premier , after the session of the peace
"Peking is not aware of the depth
or extent of popular feeling in the
south , " said he. "Even I. although
somewhat prepared , am astonished to
find such a change from an attitude of
patient forbearance to dogged patri
otic determination. It now appears
certainly too late to save the dynasty.
The note from the foreign powers ,
comprising the United States. Great
Britain , Japan. Germany. France and
Russia , was presented to the repre- J
sentatives of the imperial Chinese
government and the revolutionists by | I
the consular corps. The consuls drove '
first in an Imposing carriage to the
house of Tang Shao Yi and then to
the residence of Wu Ting Fang. The
scene was very Impressive as the note
was read separately to the two lead
ing figures in the negotiations and the i
reply of each , indicating that peace
was uppermost , was heard.
STORAGE MEN PLAN "KILLING"
Three Hundred Million Dozen of Eggs
Are Held In New York for
Ne-w York. The extreme high price
of eggs a figure beyond anything
ever known In New York at this season -
son of the year was partly explained
by the statement that there are 300-
000,000 dozen eggs in cold storage
here upon which the owners hope to
make a "killing. " It is believed the
cold storage trust will still further ad
vance the price of eggs in the next
two months , as the speculators are
hurrying to make their "pile" before
April 15 , when the Brennen cold storage -
age bill requires that all foodstuffs
that have been in storage ten months
shall be condemned. i
NEGRO IS HACKED1TO DEATH
Maryland Mob Lynches King Davis ,
Who Killed White Man Body
Baltimore , Md. King Davis , a nei
gro , who shqt and killed Frederick
Schwab , a white man , at Fairfield ,
Md. , was lynched at Brooklyn , Md.
The negro's body was literally hacked
to pieces by the mob , who used
hatchets at their work. !
Nothing was known of the lynching
by the authorities of Brooklyn until j
the chief of police was notified by a
newspaper carrier of what had hap1
pened. The mutillatad body of the negro -
gro was found in the rear of the town
WIRE RATE WAR STARTS IN
Western Union Abolishes Excess
Charges and Postal Cuts Charges
New York. The Western Union s
company announced the abolishment G
of all excess charges on the delivery s
of messages in every city in the Units
ed States. This step alone , it was ad- s
milted , means a large net reduction in p
income for the company. The Commercial - o
mercial Cable and Postal companies
met this with the announcement of a j
50 per cent reduction in deferred '
press and plain English cablegrams c
between all points in Germany and ti
New York. a
TAFT MAY BE PEACEMAKER RCJ
Takes Request That He Intervene to j [ !
Stop Turko-ltalian War Under ,
New York. President Taft , at the
of Dr. n-
suggestion Lyman Abbott and
Dr. Mary Eddy , an American woman CI
svho has spent many years in Turkey , st
took under advisement the tendering 3f
the good oflices of the United w ;
States as mediator in the TurkoItalb
ian war. Under The Hague agreement P
my nation may tender its services as
nediator to settle an international
Prepare to Resume Hostilities. SE
. It is G'
Peking. reported that both
rebels and imperialists are preparing w
o resume hostilities , a failure of the * '
Shanghai ] negotiations being freely DI
predicted. Intervention by the foreign pl
lowers is not favorably received here. . er
is reported also that Yuan Shifan (
ai has threatened to resign the R
remiershlp unless be is given better ca :
inancial support by the government.
New Home Economics Building. ta
Madison , Wls. To provide adequate ag
uarters * for the rapidly increasing st
lumber of young women in the home su
iconomics course at the university sumi
Tound has been purchased and build- tu
ngs planned that are to cost in
115,000. Sc !
Doctor Mayo Slowly Gains. of
New York. Dr. Charles H. Mayo , Ct
celebrated surgeon of Rochester , no
linn. , Is slowly Improving from the lie
econd operation performed on him at
Annual Junior Corn Contest.
The annual junior contest , atwhich.
prizes ranging from $1 to $5 will b& .
given for the beat exhibit of corn , will
be held at the state farm January 15
to 20 , the same time that the meet
ings or organized agriculture will be >
held. The contest is open to any boyer
or girl under twenty-one years of age , ,
and all exhibits must be entered be
fore noon January 16. Np entry fees ,
are to be charged. In case an ex
hibitor can' not bring his exhibit to-
the state farm he may send it , prop
erly tagged , and it will bo catered for
Must Qualify and File Bonds.
In reply to a question from county"
assessors , Assistant Attorney General.
Frank E. Edgerton has written an
opinion holding that county assessors *
whose terms were extended by the4
legislature one year must qualify-
again within ten days after the expiration - <
tion of the regular term in January
by filing a bond and taking the oath ,
of office the same as they were re
quired to do when they were first
elected. Some assessors believed they
could hold .over without this formality. .
Enthusiastic Over the Outlook.
Officials of the state good roads or
ganization are enthusiastic over the-
outlook for their state meeting to be
held in Lincoln , January 1G , and de
clare that they believe the coming :
gathering will be one of the most
beneficial ever held by Nebraska-
boosters of the cause. Two sessions *
are ' to be held , one in the afternoon
and ' one in the evening , the latter-
in : connection with the sessions ot
organized < agriculture , which are to be
held 1 in Lincoln at that time.
Filed for Preferential Candidate.
Without the consent and with no-
known J power under the Nebraska law
to 1 decline , Theodore Roosevelt has be
come < a preferential candidate for
president 1 of the United States in Ne
braska. 1 John O. Yeiser of Omaha has--
filed 1 a petition containing twenty-five-
names asking that the name of Roosevelt
velt be placed on the primary ballot
next April as a preferential choice for *
Nebraskan on Program.
Clarence S. Paine , secretary of tn&
Nebraska Historical society and secre
tary t of the Mississippi Valley Histor
ical i association , will present a paper *
at a joint meeting of the latter or
ganization and the American Histor
ical \ association at Buffalo , N. Y. Mr. .
Paine has the distinction of being the ?
only westerner on the program.
Preparing to Submit License Questions
Under the new enactment providing
for the submission of the question oC
license or no license upon the petition ,
of thirty freeholders of any village or-
town in the state , a large number of"
the Nebraska municipalities are preparing
paring to submit the question at the-
coming spring election , according to
word given out at the state anti- .
Bank Gets a Mandamus.
Beatrice A mandamus suit has *
been filed in the district court by the-
State Bank of Pickrell against the-
Gage county board of supervisors to-
settle the question as to whether a
state bank , which is protected by a _
state bank guarantee law , can be com
pelled to give bonds to cover deposits-
of county , money.
Say Price Is Too High.
Officials of Chase county havr
called ; on the state board of educa
tional lands and funds to rotest.
against the high appraisement placed
on. state school lands in that county.
Renters of the state's lands claim they
cannot pay the leasing price. They
say that adjacent lands may be rented
or one-third the price asked by the-
Files for United States Senator.
Former Governor Shallenberger's-
Bling as a candidate for the demo
cratic nomination for United States-
senator has been received at the office
j the secretary of state. The filing :
vas a personal request that his name-
be ( placed upon the ballot at the April ?
Roosevelt a Formidable Factor.
That Roosevelt would be a formida
Die factor if he should announce him
self as a candidate is the belief or
jovernor ' Aldrich o'f Nebraska , who-
vas asked his opinion on the filing or
.he petition that the name of the ex-
resident be placed on the republican
mmary ballot as a candidate. Gov- -
jrnor Aldrich , who has been promi-
lent as an Insurgent , says that f
Roosevelt ( made the race he would:1 :
arry the state.
The school board of Holdregc has-
aken the lead in the inspection of
igricultural high schools in other-
tates ; with a view of establishing :
iuch a school at Holdrege. If this-
aovement is successful other agricul-
ural high schools may be established'
the public schools of the state.
ome fear that such a movement
t'ould interfere with the state school
agriculture to be established at
lurtis. but others say there will be-
conflict between the proposed nub-
high school of agriculture and thy-
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