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The Valentine Democrat
GEORGE M. GASKILL , Editor.
VALENTINE. . . NEBRASKA.
GEN. OROZCO SUCCEEDS IN HIS
PEACE MISSION IN MEXICAN
MUTINEERS LEAVE THE CITY
Depart on a Special Train for Chi
huahua , Firing Numerous Fusilades
from Car Windows Until They
Pass from Hearing.
El Paso , Tex. Juarez again is under
control of the Mexican government ,
and the garrison that mutinied is on
its way to Chihuahua on a special train
on a mission that has not been dis
The tangled affairs of the Mexican
city just across the border were
straightened out by Gen. Pascual Or-
ozco after a half day's negotiations.
While some of the revolting garri
son's soldiers were willing to return
with Gen. Orozco to Chihuahua , others
at first neld out strongly. Singularly
in the course of the negotiations , not
one "viva" was heard for the general ,
the men remaining sullenly silent.
A hitch was encountered after the
300 revolters had boarded a train ,
headed for Chihuahua , just before 5
o'clock , the soldiers had their rifles
out of the car windows and were fir
ing fusillades until they passed out of
hearing. What disposition of the men
will be made at the destination is not
Meanwhile about 1,000 loyal troops
are expected to arrive in Juarez. A
train bearing 100 men from Chihuahua ,
under command of Capt. Resa , is re
ported about 100 miles south of Ciu-
' dad Juarez. Following them on an
other special train are 900 others , un
der command of Co'l. M. Caravera , al
so enroute from Chihuahua , who will
form the permanent Juarez garrison.
Col. Caravera will be in command of
the garrison and the military district
of which it is the center.
Rafael Campa has been installed as
chief of police and Santiago Mestas
Reports reaching here from Casas
Grandes say that the garrison there
has revolted in favor of Gomez and
that the rebels are in entrie control.
train , siezed by the rebels is reported
as still being held in Casas Grandes.
MOB VENTS WHATH ON A NEGRO.
Was Spirited Out of Macon Jail but
Taken from Officers and Lynched.
Macon , Ga. Charles Powell , a negro
who assaulted and robbed a young
white woman here , was taken from of
ficers and lynched by a mob.
Previously county officers had
sought to prevent the lynching and
had removed Powell from the jail ,
about which the mob gathered. Pow
ell gone , the would be lynchers were I
admitted. Then followed a man hunt i
In which all
outgoins trains were
Members of the mob used automo
biles and came up with the negro and
his two guards in the yards of the
Georgia Southern and Florida rail
road , four miles from the city , where
the negro had been taken to board a
train from Atlanta. He was tied to a
in which all outgoing trains were
fired into his body.
Banker Heavy Defaulter.
Windsor Locks. Conn. That A. W.
Converse , treasurer of the Windsor
Locks Savings bank from 1S71 to 1911 ,
had been stealing the funds of the
bank since 1879 has been disclosed by
an examination of the books by the
sta'te banking commission. It is said
the stealings will amount to 5150,000
British Ruler Returns.
Portsmouth. King George and
Queen Mary , who left Portmouth on
November 11 on the steamship Me
dina , bound for India , have returned
from their durbar trip. The Medina
sailed from Bombay on January 13
. .and reached Gibraltar on January 30.
Live Stock Market.
Sioux City. Cattle Good to choice
corn fed steers , $firstname.lastname@example.org ; medium to
good , $email@example.com ; good to choice graas
steers , S4.firstname.lastname@example.org ; good to choice fat
cows and heifers , $5.00gG.OO ( ) ; grass :
cows , email@example.com ; canners and cut-
ters , $firstname.lastname@example.org ; bulls , $4.00@5:50j ;
veals $email@example.com. Hogs Prices range "
from $5.SO@G.20 , with a bulk of the
sales at $ G.OO@G.10. Sheep Lambs ,
? 4.50@G.25 ; yearlings , $firstname.lastname@example.org ;
wethers , $email@example.com ; ewes , $2.75 ® i
Chicago Malt House Burns.
Chicago. The plant of the Northern
Malting company , consisting of a six-
story elevator and seven-s ( ry malt '
house , was destroyed by fire. The
loss is estimated at $100,000.
Helena Hotel Burned. )
Helena , Mont. The Hotel Montana
was destroyed by fire. Chief of Police
Flannery said that all the guests and
employes had been accounted for and
'that there were no fatalities. The val
ue of the building and furniture was
MANCHU RULERS SIGN EDICT OF
ABDICATION AND ARE BE
SIEGED IN PALACE.
PANIC REIGNS IN PEKING
Chinese Flock to Foreign Legations
in Fear of Massacre by Fanatical
Foes Who Threaten Royal Family
Tientsin. An abdication edict has
been signed by the Manchu rulers
who are besieged in their palace at
Peking and for the present have no
means of escape.
The troops of the Manchu garrison
have sworn vengeance on the em
press dowager and the princes for
their act and have declared they will
shoot them on sight Every precau
tion is being taken to guard against
treachery within the palace.
The abdication has precipitated cha
otic conditions here. The officials are
in a panic , the mayor has resigned
and fled with his family to the French
concession. Martial law has been
proclaimed in the native city.
The formal statement given by the
imperial foreign board after a confer
ence between the empress and the
cabinet was to the effect that a peace
ful solution of the situation had been
The edict grants the request of Yuan
Shi Kai that the bestowal of a marquisate -
quisate upon him , which the throne
has proposed , be deferred until after
peace has been restored.
This request of the premier is ta
ken to indicate that he has transferred
his allegiance to the republicans , but
will remain in Peking to prevent a
The republican army is disregard
ing the extension of the armistice ,
having resumed hostilities. Several
skirmishes have been fought In the
vicinity of Kucheng. where the im
perial force of General Shang Hsun
was overwhelmingly defeated , and the
rebels have begun an advance on Su-
chow , in the Tientsin-Pukow rail
Private dispatches describe the situ
ation in Peking as bordering on an up
rising. Hundreds of Chinese are
flocking to the foreign legations for
protection and the wealthy residents
are storing their treasures within the
LETTER AS PERJURY PROOF
Note Ascribed to Canadian Says He
Made HInes "Come Across"
After Exposure Threats.
Washington , Evidence intended to
show that Charles McGowan , a young
Canadian who testified in defense of
C. F. Wiehe before the Lorimer In
vestigation committee of the senate
last summer , perjured himself was of
fered before the committee by Wil
liam J. Burns , the detective who
gained fame in the McNamara case.
Repeated verbal clashes between
Mr. Burns and Elbridge Hanecy , at
torney for Senator Lorimer , marked
The most important evidence pre
sented by Mr. Burns consisted of a
letter written by McGowan to A. C.
Bailey , one of the Burns operatives ,
in which McGowan said in reference
to his testimony :
"I made them come across at that ;
not all I expected , though , and I had a
of a time getting it , too. Had to
threaten him with all kinds of ex
Further evidence will be presented
In the shape of dictagraph records
of conversations between McGowan
and Burns' operatives.
According to a statement by Mr.
Burns on the stand , the dictagraph
records will include an admission by
McGowan that he heard Mr. Wiehe ,
who is a brother-in-law of Edward
Hines , tell William Burgess of Duluth
that he contributed $10,000 toward a
$100,000 Lorimer slush fund.
McGowan's testimony last summer
consisted of denials that Wiehe said
anything of the sort. Wiehe , Burgess
and McGowan , according to Burgess ,
were the only persons present during
the conversation , which took place in
the smoking-room of a sleeper on the
Winnipeg Flyer between St. Paul and
Virginia , Minn. , last March.
At times during Mr. Burns' testi
mony it seemed altogether probable
that the detective might undertake
to attack Mr. Hanecy.
Time after time Mr. Burns made
stinging replies to what he consid *
sred insulting questions by Mr Han-
3cy. Mr. Burns appeared ready to ;
mix it up with Mr. Hanecy in a physl-
al encounter at one time when he
told the members , of the committee
hat if they didn't stop the attorney
"rom making insulting remarks he
tvould do it himself.
Bad feeling was displayed on all
sides. Mr. Hanecy was constantly In
wrangle either with Mr. Burns or
ivith John J. Healy , attorney for the
Pass Borah's Child's Bill.
Washington. The senate , after a
'our-hour debate , passed Senator
Borah's bill creating a children's bu- t :
eau in the department of commerce
md labor. A similar bill Is now .
ending in the house and there Is no
ioubt It will pass.
German Squadron Comes.
Berlin. A German squadron will
ie sent to American waters this year c
o return the visit to Kiel of the sec- cu
ind division of the United States u
'Jorth Atlantic squadron last June. u
A NEW GIRL MOVES TO TOWN
LOS ANGELES PROSECUTOR PRE
DICTS STARTLING DEVELOP
MENTS IN M'NAMARA CASE.
WILL PRESS DARROW'S TRIAL
District Attorney's Assistants Are
Bent on Securing Chicago Lawyer's
Conviction on Bribery Charge , But
Admit There Will Be Delay.
Los Angeles , Cal. Although acting
with all celerity , the prosecution In
the case of Clarence S. Darrow , for
mer chief counsel of the McNamaras ,
who is accused of jury bribery , does
not expect to bring the noted lawyer
to trial on the two indictments
against him for a long time.
Meanwhile the county grand jury
which reported the bills against Dar
row will continue to probe , and W.
Joseph Ford , the deputy district at
torney who conducted the bribery In
vestigation , declared that startling de
velopments , wholly apart from Dar
row and concerning only the conspir
acy phase of the alleged national dy
namiting operations of John J. Mc-
Namara and his "wrecking crew , "
might be expected at any time.
While extending to Darrow every
personal courtesy , the assistants of
District Attorney John F. Fredericks ,
his victorious adversary In the famous
dynamite trial , are bent on procuring
his conviction. The charges that he
bribed Robert Bain , a sworn juror ,
and George N. Lockwood , a venire-
man , will be pressed , although the ac
tual passing of the money , it is alleged ,
was intrusted to Detective Bert
Franklin , who is scheduled to be tried
on similar charges February 27.
Washington. Frank Morrison , sec
retary of the American Federation of
Labor , and Henry T. Flather , cashier
of the RIggs National bank , which is
the depository for the federation's
funds and also for the McNamara
defense fund , have been subpoenaed
to appear on February 1 before the
federal grand jury at Indianapolis ,
which Is investigating dynamite plots.
"I will appreciate this opportunity
to show all our books and have the
federation's accounts investigated by
the federal authorities , " said Morrison
when he received the subpoena. "I
will leave for Indianapolis at once. "
Mr. Morrison thinks that the grand
jury intends to inquire into the dis
position of the McNamara defense
GREAT EVENT FOR NEW YORK
Digging of Remarkable Water System
Tunnel Under the Hudson River
New York. The forging of the
greatest link in the greatest chain of
ts kind In the world's history was
completed when a blast of dynamite.
Jred 1,100 feet under the surface of
he Hudson river at Storm-King , N.
I. , concluded the digging of a tunnel
Jirough which in years to come will
xiur millions of gallons of water from
he Catskill mountains for consump-
ion by the city of New York , more
ban a hundred miles distant.
Duke of Fife Is Dead.
Assuan , Egypt. The duke of Fife ,
Drother-in-Iaw of King George of Eng-
and , died here of pleurisy.
Pure "Away From Home. "
Washington. Anything branded
'maple sugar" or "maple sirup" is
he genuine article , if it is sold out-
ide the state in which It is made ,
.ccording to statements made before
he house committee of agriculture
iy Dr. Harvey W. Wiley.
Pachybylovski No More.
Philadelphia. Andreopolovitch Pa-
hybylovski petitioned court to
hange his name. The court granted
tie request after attempting to pro-
TROOPS RULE CITY
MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED IN
LISBON TO CHECK STRIKES.
8,000 Men Under Arms Belligerents
Threaten to Annihilate Soldiers
in City With 20,000 Bombs.
Lisbon , Portugal. Martial law has
been proclaimed in the district of
Lisbon , constitutional guarantees
have been suspended , General Carval-
hal has been appointed military gov
ernor of the province and troops sur
round the city. This situation was
caused by the calling of a general
strike by the Federation of Labor.
Reinforcements are constantly ar
riving , but because of the presence of
troops there have been but few dis
orders. Liberty to work Is absolutely
guaranteed by the government.
There are 8,000 troops under arms
in Lisbon , where the strikers declare
they have 20,000 bombs with which
they will be able to annihilate the sol
diers. Several bombs already have
been thrown with terrible effect.
But the situation became such that
It was deemed expedient to proclaim
martial law in the capital.
Strikers assembled in various quar
ters and bombs were thrown at
mounted republican guards in Roclo
Square , and in the suburb of Alcan-
tare troops were obliged to charge
the mobs with drawn sabers.
The government has now ascer
tained that the strike was fomented
by royalists , who supplied the strik
ers in Evora with $600,000.
THREE HURT WHILE HAZING
Students at Hiram College Attack Star
Football Player and Are Worsted
Hiram , O. An attempted hazing of
R. L. Thomas of Youngstown , a
sophomore in Hiram college , re
sulted in Earl Cook of Youngstown
being badly cut and William Oldacre
and J. Haus being less seriously in
jured. Thomas , who was a star foot
ball player and a member of the bas
ketball team , recently tore the "H"
from his sweater , declaring he was
ashamed of his college and intended
to leave. A party of students found
Thomas in a restaurant. Thomas , see
ing they intended to attack him , turn
ed out the lights. In the fight which
followed it is said '
, , Thomas' hair was
clipped and two students were in
WOMAN IS KILLEDIN RIOT
Governor Foss Orders 12 Companies
of Infantry and Two Troops of
Cavalry to Lawrence.
Lawrence , Mass. One woman shot
dead , a policeman probably fatally
stabbed , scores of alleged strike
breakers dragged from street
ing in the direction of the woolen
mills and beaten , several strikers bat
tered by policemen's clubs , trolley
lines tied up and several cars partial
ly wrecked , these are the net results
of the worst day Of rioting since the
beginning of the strike of woolen mill
workers. Governor Foss , at the ap
peal of Mayor Scanlon , ordered 12
companies of infantry and two troops
of cavalry to hasten here to reinforce
the five companies of infantry now on
Big Mob Lynches Negro.
Cordele , Ga. A mob of 500 men
stormed the jail where Albert Hamil
ton , the negro assailant of a white
girl , was confined , took him out and
hanged him to a tree. Troops or
dered here failed to arrive In time to
save the negro's life.
Vetoes Idaho Revenue Bill.
Boise , Idaho. By vetoing the reve
nue bill passed by the legislature of
[ daho In special session , Governor
Hawley undid practically all the law
makers have accomplished.
TAFT OPENS CAMPAIGN
DEFENDS HIS ADMINISTRATION
IN CLEVELAND "SPEECH.
Defies Opponents to Show Wherein
Republican Party Failed to
Keep 1908 Pledges.
Cleveland , O. Stand pat , was
the" president's advice to Repub
licans in what appeared to his hear
ers to be the "keynote speech" on
which his coming campaign will be
fought to a finish. He indicated his
willingness to fight on the tariff is
sue alone. Addressing 650 northern
Ohio Republicans grouped about the
tables at the McKlnley day banquet
given by the Tippecanoe club at the
chamber of commerce , President
Taft made a stirring appeal to the
Republican party to stand by its guns
and rest confident that it has carried
out ( he pledges it made to the people
of the United States He declared
that he faced the future with equa
nimity and in the belief that the judg
ment of the country would prove him
right in his opinion.
The president defended the Payne-
Aldrich tariff , while admitting Its
shortcomings ; he justified his vetoes
of the Democratic revision bills at
the extra session and he made a plea
for the continuance of the tariff board.
He also renewed his adherence to the
The president called attention to
the railroad bill , making the Inter
state commerce law more effective
and creating the court of commerce.
He said It would be foolish and futile
to abolish this court because it has
reversed the interstate commerce
commission. He also commended the
safety appliance legislation of the last
As for the enforcement of the anti
trust law the president said :
"The laws have been enforced. The
Interstate commerce law and the anti
trust law. Indictments have been
found and bills in equity have been
filed in cases that seemed to call for
governmental action , and they have
proceeded to judgment in due course ,
and the judgments have been en
ROOSEVELT NOT A CANDIDATE
Colonel Would Accept Nomination
Only When Whole of People
So Will It.
New York. "I am not and shall
not be a candidate ; I shall not seek
the nomination , nor would I accept it
if it came to me as the result of an
intrigue. But I will not tie my hands
by a statement which would make It
difficult or impossible for me to serve
the public by undertaking a great
task , if the people as a whole seemed
definitely to come to the conclusion
that I ought to do the task. "
These actual literal words are being
said by Theodore Roosevelt in letters ,
In Interviews , in statements to those
whom he deems "sincere and honest
supporters or sincere and honest op
ponents. " They are a part of a re
markable definition of his exact per
sonal position that has been known to
his personal friends for some time.
STEEL BILL PASSES HOUSE
Measure Reducing Duties From 30
to 50 Per Cent. Adopted
210 to 109.
Washington. By a vote of 210 to
109 the house passed the Underwood
bill revising downward the iron and
steel schedules of the Payne-Aldrlch *
The Underwood measure reduces
duties from 30 to 50 per cent. ,
Seventeen Republicans voted with
the Democrats for the bill , as follows :
Davis of Minnesota , Haughen of Iowa ,
Helgeson of MiiflSesota , Jackson of
Kansas , Kinkead of Nebraska , Laf-
ferty of Oregon , La Follette of Washington
ington , Lenroot of Wisconsin , Lind
bergh of Minnesota , Morse of Wiscon
sin , Murdock of Kansas , Nelson of
Wisconsin , Norris of Nebraska , War-
burton of Washington. Woods of Iowa , R
Aiken of New York and Stephens of M
California. Rucker of Colorado was
the only Democrat to vote against the H [
Fall 200 Feet In Shaft.
Danville , 111. Eight men were In fo >
jured , four severely , by the falling th
of a mine cage crowded with men goIng - 01
work in the Electric coal
Ing to mine , th
west of Danville. The thgi
six miles cage gi
iropped 200 H
British Ship Sunk In Collision. th
Dover. The British ship Glendowar
was run down and sunk by the
British steamer Cambrian King , which
eft Savannah January 9 for Ham-
iurg. The captain of the Glendower
; vas drowned.
ALL OVER NEBRASKA.
Does Your Farm Pay ?
The Rural Life Commission wishes
reliable information concerning the
operation of Nebraska farms. Will
you kindly answer the questions be
low and return this paper to "W. S.
Delano' , Chairman Tax Section , 1804'
Q St. , Lincoln ?
What is the market ralue of your
farm based on the recent sales of
farms in your neighborhood ?
What is the interest rate on farm
mortgages in your section
What is the assessed value of your
What is the amount of your 1911
farm tax ?
What is the market value of the
personal property uSed to operate
your farm in 1911 ?
What is the assessed value of such
What is the 1911 tax on such per
sonal property ?
What is the amount of all sales
from your farm for 1911 , and this
should include the inventory value of
1911 products on hand January 1 ,
1912 , but should not include products
carried over from 1910. In the term
"products" we include live stock as
well as grain ?
What is the amount of operating
expense for the year 1911 ? And this
should include fair compensation for
yourself and all members of your
family who worked on the farm ?
Also cost of insurance and depre
ciation of buildings and tools ?
What is the interest rate in your
section on short time loans ?
Should you be able to give figures
covering the operation of your farm
for the past five years pleaae do so on
a separate sheet. All of th se replies
will be treated confidentially and will
be published only in totals or without
name of farmer and postoffice ad
dress. We trust that you realize the
importance of this inquiry and will
give it immediate and careful atten
Nebraska Rural Life Commission ,
W. S. Delano , Chairman Tax Section.
Seed Corn Special Train.
Douglas County. A whirlwind
campaign to get the residents of the
great state of Nebraska to realize the.
seriousness of the lack of good seed
corn has been inaugurated. During
the month of February , eight , and pos
sibly ten , seed corn specials will be
run through the state for the purpose
of bringing the condition of the seed
corn to the attention of the citizens.
These trains will be manned by ex
perts from the Nebraska State Exper
iment Station , Chancellor Samuel Avery -
ery , of the university , Dean Burnett ,
of the Agricultural Station and C. W.
Pugsley , of the Extension department
pledged themselves to provide suf
ficient lecturers to properly man the
Two plans were considered , that of
running one train , and the other of
running as many trains as would be
necessary to cover the state in one
week. The latter plan was considered
the more feasible , the concensus of
opinion being that one train could not
cover the state in time to bring the
seriousness of the condition to the
people of the state.
The week of February 18 to 24 was
suggested as the date for the whirl
wind campaign. Plans for the running
of the trains will soon be worked
out. Every station and city on the
three railroads will be visited. Stops
of thirty minutes to one hour will be
made in each , when speakers will ad
dress the meetings. The Commercial
clubs and business men of the cities
of the state will be asked to co-operate
and thoroughly advertise the coming
of the trains.
Commercial Club Meeting.
Adams County. The executive com
mittee of the State Association of
Commercial clubs announced that
Way 7 and 8 had been decided upon
as the dates for the annual conven
tion of the organization in Hastings.
Sued by Uncle Sam.
Lincoln County. Suits have been
iled in the North Platte division of
he United States district court by
United States Attorney Howell on be-
lalf of the United States against the
Birdwood Telephone company of
Sutherland , Kinkaiders' Mutual Tele-
shone company of Sutherland , C. B.
3. Pole and Neckyoke company of
Barnby , Paxton & Elsie Telephone
company of Paxton and Lodge Pole
Pelephone company of Lodge Pole to
ecover § 10,000 from each of these
lompanies for failure to make the re-
urn for the corporation tax for the
Horses Killed by Moldy Corn.
Pawnee County. The following list
if farmers of Mission Creek precinct ,
outhwest of here , have lost the fol-
ywing number of horses , from eating
aoldy corn : Henry Brow , eleven
ead ; C. H. Manley , six ; Elmer Man-
ay , two ; Ernest Reece , three ; Fred
leece , one ; John Black , three ; W. '
IcMurray , two ; D. Craig , one ; I. M.
edd , one ; M. Morrell , one ; and
ugh Nelson , one.
Cannot Sell in This State.
Lancaster County. Firms which
llow the instructions of a machine
mt makes two pounds of butter from
ae pound cannot Bell their product in
lis state , according to a statement
Iven out by Food Commissioner ,
"ansen. Private parties who make
le mixture and use an emulsion In
le quantity they are expected to ,
e not liable to fine , however , as long
they make the butter for their own
msumption. Creameries in Kansas
e said to be making butter in this
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