Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, March 21, 1912, Image 2
THE ALE TIIIEDEMOCBAT _ I. M. RICE , Publisher. VALENTINE , NEBRASKA. UPWARD TREND OF WAGES IN THE TEXTILE DISTRICTS IS LIKELY. MORE ADVANCES ARE GIVEN Fully 275,000 Operatives to Share in Raises , Which Will Aggregate More Than $10,000,000 Work to Resume in Lawrence Immediately. Boston , Mass. Wage increases ag gregating mare than $10,000,000 will go into pockets of New England textile workers during the next twelve months , according to authoratative es timates of the result of the present up ward trend of wages m cotton and woolen mills. On the basis of an an nual pay roll cf § 79,000,000 in the wool en mills the'increase there will amount to ? 5GOO,000 , while the cotton mill op eratives will receive an advance of $5,000,000. Fully 275,000 operatives will share in the raise by April 1 if all the mills which have not yet joined in the move ment follow the lead of large concerns. Announcements made already of con templated advances affect upward of 200,000 mill workers , while other cotton manufacturers have indicated an intention of equaling the wage ad vances , but have given no definite announcement. The New Bedford manufacturer's offer of a 5 per cent increase will be acted on early this week by the textile council which re cently presented a demand for a raise of 10 per cent. Although there is a division of opinion among the opera tives , many are said to favor accept ing the manufacturers' offer and re viving their demand for 10 per cent when business improves JUDGE RECEIVES BOMB. Attempt Made to Take Life of Magis trate Dosalsky. New York. An attempt to kiill Judge Otto Rosalsky , of the court of general sessions , with a bomb , proved unsuccessful. It was only a defect , said to be a small accumulation of dirt in the mechanism in the infernal ma chine , which the justice had unsuspect ingly opened , that saved him from possible death or certain injury. The bomb later exploded while being ex amined by Inspector Egan , of the bu- rea of combustibles , seriously wound ing him about the face and arms. The intended victim of the explosion had been given a great deal of publici ty lately in connection with the Brandt case. It was Judge Rosalsky who sentenced Brandt to a 30-year term for burglary at Mortimer L. Schiff's home in 1907. and who recent ly reversed his action. Buried In Mass of Snow. Smith Center , Kan. To be buried by the spray from a snow plow was the fate of Harry Agnew , 12-year-old boy of this city. Harry was playing in the wake of a big rotary plow on the Rock Island railroad.Vith other hoys he was allowing the clouds of snow to fall over him , running from under when the snow became too heavy. He was not missed until night. Searchers dug his body from under the mass of snow. His thigh was broken and it is believed the weight of snow crushed out his life almost instantly. Held for a Woman's Death. Kansas City , Mo. Dr. Marquis De a Lafayette Isley , formerly a propessor in a local college , was arrested charged with causing the death of a woman by an operation. He pleaded not guilty and was released on $2,000 bonds. Efforts will be made to ex hume the woman's body. File a Demurrer to Indictments. Cincinnati , O. Officers and agents of the National Cash Register com pany of Dayton , O. , indicted by a fed eral grand jury , charged with viola tion of the Sherman antitrust act , have filed a demurrer to the indictments against them. Live Stock Market. Sioux City. Cattle Good to choice corn fed steers , ? 7.00@S.OO ; medium to good , § 5.75(5)7.00 ( ) ; good to choice fat cows and heifers , $5.25@G.50 ; grass cows , $firstname.lastname@example.org ; canners and cutters , $email@example.com ; bulls , $firstname.lastname@example.org ; veals , ? email@example.com. Hogs Prices range from $ G.45@G.70. with a bulk of the sales at § G.55@6.GO. Sheep Lambs , $5.50@ $7.00 ; yearlings , ? firstname.lastname@example.org ; ewes , | email@example.com. Dies at Age of 85. West Point , Neb. William Suber , an aged citizen of Wayne county , died at St. Joseph's Home for the Aged at West Point. The deceased was So years of age and succumbed to ail ments incident to his advanced age. Eliza Tyler Stowe Dead. Simsbury , Conn. Miss Eliza Tyler Stowe , the last of the daughters of Harriet Beecher Stowe , died at her home here. She was born at Walnut Hills , near Cincinnati. Her twin sis ter died peveral years ago. MINERS' DEMANDS AGAIN REJECTED - JECTED AND -AMERICAN STRIKE SEEMS ASSURED. HALF A MILLION AFFECTED Union Officials and Operators Say No Concessions Will Be Made More Out in Germany British Peace Conference Futile. New York. Whether or not 500,000 American miners will walk out is a question of grave moment here at this particular time. The conference o the anthracite operators and representatives of the United Mine Workers of America , at which the reasons for the denial of the miners' demands were submitted by the committee of ten operators , lasted just long enough for the an swer of the operators to be read. John P. White , president of the miners , and his associates then asked to be permitted to consider the an swer until Friday noon , when there will be a further conference at which the miners will say whether they will submit a new proposal or strike. Following the conference the opera tors said they had nothing to add to their answer and insisted that it leaves the miners no alternative but work or strike. President White , who had stated before he went into the conference that the miners would have no new proposal to offer , said when he left : "It will depend on our own confer ences before the meeting what our answer will be at that time. If we didn't think there is still a chance of amicable adjustment there would be no need of any further meeting. " While the union representatives would not commit themselves , it is understood they may ask on Friday for a further extension of time to con sider the answer in order to await the result of the conferences in Chicago and Cleveland next week between the bituminous operators and their miners. It is known the heads of the anthra cite locals of the United Mine Workers - , ers will scarcely consent to a strike if there is peace in the bituminous dis tricts , whereas united action of the entire organization , claiming to con trol half a million miners , would be effective. It is along this line that President White and associates are conferring. Berlin. The coal miners' strike in the great German fields of Westphalia continues to spread. There are over- 240,000 men now on strike , and the situation is becoming worse every where. It has tateen a most serious turn in several districts , and has re sulted already in a fatal conflict be tween the police and the strikers in the district of Herne. London. The thirteenth day of the coal strike ended without a settle ment having been reached. The joint conference of the representatives of the miners and mine owners and members of the cabinet adjourned "in order to consider certain proposals made by the prime minister. " PERCY DEFIES LEGISLATURE Reply of Statesman Rings With Accusations - cusations of Cowardice and Falsehood - hood Cites Factional Hate. Washington. Senator Leroy Percy has replied to the Mississippi legisla ture's demand that he resign by flatly declining to do so. He has sent his answer in a letter which rings with accusations of cowardice , falsehood and factional hatred. Senator Percy replies that when , just after his election , he offered to resign his unexpired term if a primary were held in 1910 to name his successor ser , he limited his proposition to that year and not 1911 , the year in which primary finally was held. The primary he proposed in 1910 never was held , Senator Percy says. He declares he never did say he would resign if not elected in the 1911 pri- marj' . tHis tJ WILL TRY DARROW MAY 14 J His Attorneys Accept Transcript of Franklin's Testimony as Supple mented by Informal Notes. Los Angeles , Cal. Clarence S. Dar- row , former chief counsel for the Mc- namara brothers , will be placed on trial May 14 on the charge of having bribed jurors in the case of the con fessed dynamiter , James B. McNa- mara , now serving a life term in San Quentin prison. D Nullifying two previous dulings . [ which conflicted , the judge held that [ with the addition of Informal notes of the testimony of Detective Bert Franklin before the grand jury , the transcript was sufficient Franklin confessed having offered a bribe to a j McNamara juror. Darrow's attorneys k said they would accept the transcript J which previously had been refused. : ' Educator's Salary $ 12,000. Washington. President Benjamin Tde Wheeler of the University of Cali fornia is the highest salaried head of \ any state aided institution of learning in the United States , according to a bulletin issued by the national bureau of education. He receives $12,000 a c year and a house. 3 New Cabinet In Spain. Madrid. The Spanish cabinet , which resigned , has been reconstitut C ed. Premier Canalejas retains the leadership. * AN EGOLESS OF When Will the Fireworks Be Over ? EDERAL JUDGE REFUSES PLEA OF TEN INDICTED MEAT PACKERS. THE TRIAL MUST CONTINUE Qovernment Sustained on Every Point at Issue Defendants Gain Slight Respite When the Court Grants Them a Continuance. Chicago. In their battle to obtain their liberty , the Chicago packers , who have been on trial for more than three months before Federal Judge Carpenter , lost an important point. The court in ruling on a motion of at torneys for the ten indicted men that the case be taken from the jury's bands , denied tile plea and held that the trial must proceed. The court's action came after Attorney John S. Miller of counsel for the packers had made the final plea for his clients. Judge Carpenter , in his decision , said : "In this motion I believe it is best to dispose of it on the principles of law. Arguments of defendants' coun sel dissect the evidence on a basis In my opinion that is wrong in a case of conspiracy. "The presumption of innocence in volves the whole case and not the sep arate features. "The question is whether the jury will allow the presumption of evi dence to override the whole case , and not the separate facts. "The hypothesis of innocence must be as reasonable as the hypothesis of guilt before the court can instruct the Jury for the defendants , " continued the judge. "The proof tends to show that striking and similar methods were used. It is absurd to suppose the directing heads of these busi nesses did not know what was going on. The government must establish the offense in the period , but can illustrate by acts before. "At this time the court cannot take the case from the jury , and the mo tion will be denied. The motion to strike out all evidence of what went on before September 13 , 1907 , is de nied. " The packers gained a slight respite after the decision had been read when the hearing was continued. Attorney " JohnS. Miller of counsel for the packers - ers obtained the continuance by de claring that the defendants were not prepared to go ahead. BIG FOUR TRAINS COLLIDE Two Killed and Fifteen Injured V/hen Passenger Crashes Into Freight Near Greencastle , Ind. \ Indianapolis , Ind. In a wreck on the St. Louis division of the Big Four railroad , near Greencastle , wo persons were killed and 15 were eriously injured. Wreck trains and physicians and nurses were sent from dere on a special train to aid the vi-c- tims. The passenger train is said to have been late and crashed into a freight train which was on the main jack. The engineer's body was found ut almost in two. Knox Off to Costa Rica. Acajutla , Salvador. Secretary of State Knox and party have left on the Maryland for San Jose , Costa Rica. Before leaving here the secretary en tertained on board the Maryland a party of 50 persons who had accom panied him on tie return ship from San Salvador to Acajutla. Carnegie Helps Church. Kewanee , 111. St. Peter's German church here was notified by Andrew Carnegie that he will pay half the cost Df a fine new pipe organ for the church. REPORT 1,000 SLAIN ITALIANS 'ROUT ARABS IN BATTLE - TLE AT FOJAT. Rpman Loss Put at Three Officers and 27 Soldiers Killed Turkish Vic tory Also Claimed. Benghazi , Tripoli. According to Italian advices , more than 1,000 Arabs were killed and a like num her wounded when the Italians stormed and captured two strongly intrenched bases northwest of Fojat. More than 400 Arab corpses were left on the battle field and the Italian officers report that an enormous num ber were carried off by the retreating enemy. The loss of the Italian troops is given as three officers and twenty- five soldiers killed and seven officers and fifty-five soldiers wounded. Constantinople. Edhem Pasha , the Turkish commander in the Dis trict of Benghazi , reports to the Turkish war ministry an important Turco-Arab success at Tobruk. He says that the Italians were driven out of their positions and retreated to their ships after a battle which last ed 11 hours. Edhcm Pasha estimated the Italian casualties at 2,000 killed and wound ed. The Turkish losses were also very heavy , including many Arab women. 2,000 WOMEN STORM CAPITOL Big Army of Suffragettes in Washing ton Seeking Aid From Congress Speakers Are Eloquent. Washington. An army of two thou sand women has taken the United States capitol by storm in the cause of woman suffrage. The weapons they used were eloquent words , still more eloquent smiles and the most captivating of spring bonnets. Heading this army were two gener als , Rev. Anna Shaw , who took charge of the peaceful attack , and Miss Jane Addams , the beloved apostle of Hull House , Chicago , who led the forceful advance on the house judiciary com mittee. ' Associated with these were speak ers , who in a most businesslike man ner , laid before the committees their views on suffrage for women. The big committee room of the house was packed to the doors and many women stood on boxes during the entire ses sion. MAY ASK PATENT REHEARING- Strong Likelihood of Such Action , on Ground of Divided Bench , Says Wickersham. Washington. Attorney General Wickersham indicated that there was a strong likelihood of a re hearing being asked of the Supreme Court in the "patent monopoly" case decided by a divided bench , four to three. It is said he has taken the matter up by letter with the parties at issue , asking if a rehearing was desired. The government , not being a party to the suit , can act only through the defeated parties. The rehearing would Be asked on the ground that a full bench had not passed on the case. Portuguese Are Disloyal. Lisbon , Portugal. A sensation was caused here by the announcement that a large part of the Tenth regiment of Portuguese infantry at Braganza , on the northeastern frontier , had crossed the border with its arms and joined the royalists. Army Aviator Is Killed. Pau , France. Lieut Henri Paul ; Tibulie Seveile , an army aviator of the Sixth Regiment of African Mount ed Rifles , was killed here while mak ing a flight. Sends Notices to Parents. Ill order to acquaint the parents oi students attending the university with the exact amount of fees charged them , Registrar E. M. Rutledge has sent out the following communication : "I am desired to advise you for your personal information that the total amount of feea paid by the student named below for the current semester of the university is as follows. This covers all regular fees required by the university , but does not include text books , etc. " There has been a pre vailing impression that not infrequent ly the amounts of the fees were ex aggerated by students in order to defray - J fray sundry little expenses , such as formal parties , theater tickets , etc. No warning of the notice was given to the students. Disease Among Horses. State Veterinarian A. Bostrom is oJ the opinion that the strange disease among horses in Nebraska has killed from 1,000 to 1,500 horses. It ap pears to be more fatal among the bet ter and high priced horses than among the poorer class. The disease resembles spinal meningitis in human beings in that it causes paralysis in the animals. This is due to an af fliction of the brain resembling soften ing of the brain. The disease runs its course in from ten to twelve hours and not longer than twenty-four hours. It has prevailed mostly in southeastern Nebraska , rarely north of the Platte river and no farther west than Phelps county. Seeking Further Light. Governor Aldrich's private secre tary has written to wardens of peni tentiaries in other states asking for data and the results of experience and methods used in handling convicts. The Nebraska prison has for many years been held up as a model prison , the only criticism being that disci pline was not severe enough. If other wardens furnish ideas of value in regard - ' gard to methods they will be applied to the management of the Nebraska prison. Chaplain Appointed. Governor Aldrich has appointed Rev. Nathan Harmon of Lincoln chap lain of the penitentiary to fill the va cancy caused by the resignation of Dr. P. C. Johnson. Mr. Harmon is a brother of Rev. H. H. Harmon of Lin coln. He is a member of the Chris tian church , is traveling evangelist for Cotner university and was formerly a minister at David City , the home of the governor. Recommends Early and Deep Plowing. Professor Swenk. associated state entomologist , is out in a warning to Nebraska farmer's to look out for grasshoppers this year. He says the damage done by grasshoppers has been steadily increasing for several years and that the dry season of 1911 is especially favorable for them. He recommends early and deep plowing as a means of extermination. Warning to Careless Voters. A warning to the careless voter to the effect that party indorsement is essential to the success of the initia tive and referendum has been issued by the Nebraska direct legislation league. In a statement to the publio the league appeals for an adequate discussion of the amendments , which will be presented for party indorse ment at the April primaries. Wants Primary in Each State. Governor Aldrich has sent a tele gram insisting that Taft's campaign s manager at Washington arrange for q a preferential presidential primary in each state in the union , adding that the party machine may "run the steam roller over the rights of the rank and file in the national convention , but n they cannot do it at the polls in No vember. " P . tl Hotel men of the state met recently at Omaha and formed a state hotel \ \ association , with George Lehman of Columbus as president. Resolutions were adopted favoring the state hotel laws as sane , reasonable and prac tical. Annual meetings will be held , e and members are pledged to work for si legislation favorable to hotel men. sie g Raise Money for Good Roads. si Hastings The farmers of Little Blue township last year raised a fund w of $1,000 for the purpose of bettering tc : the roads in their township and the results of their endeavors were very appreciable. This year , however , they have raised a fund of $1,500 for the S" same purpose , and the fact that.the sum is considerably larger makes it p ; evident that the good accomplished ai will be considerably more than last aibj year. tc ; Depreciation in Stock. Stockholders in the Woodmen Fire Insurance company will suffer a de PI preciation in the value of their hold- ngs from $24 to $25 a share , accord fa ing to Elliott Lowe , trustee of the ai iquidation committee , who states that tt ; ttai this is largely due to the fact that the ai aiac company had not been in existence ac eng enough to make back the ex- in raordinary expense attached to the cc launching of the new company. The tt mortgages held by the corporation , riw amounting to $76,000 , have been sold w to C. J. Bills for 95 cents on the dollar. cc ALL OVER NEBRASKA. Legally , But Not Totally Dead. Thayer County. Silas M. Griffith , who was declared dead by the county court here about six years ago , and who had not been heard from by his family for thirty years , last week filed his petition with the probate court , asking for his interest in the estate of his parents , which had been divided among his brothers and sis ters , upon the assumption that he was dead. Silas M. Griffith left the home of his parents , near Carleton , Neb. , at the age of 20 , and went west in search of fortune. For several years he kept his home folks in touch with his whereabouts and then ceased to write. Diligent search was made for him by his parents , but to no avail , and in 1906 application was made and granted that he be declared dead. After a silence of thirty years , most of which time was spent in Canada , he wrote to his father in the summer of 1911. The father and mother had been dead for some years , and recent ly a brother died. He will receive his share of the es tate , as there is no inclination on the part of his relatives to contest iiis claim. Seed Corn Specials. Douglas County. Something more than 52,000 persons attended the lec tures on the seed corn specials in the recent seed testing campaign in Ne braska , according to final reports re ceived from the railroads by E. V. Parrish , manager of the Omaha pub licity bureau of the Commercial club. Manager Parrish has clippings from several hundred newspapers of the ] state commending the publicity bu reau for having made the campaign possible and the business men of Omaha and the railroads for financing a movement for the benefit of the state at large , without any scheme whatever of direct advertising or sell- Ing. "Forage" Disease Killing Horses. Custer County. A. Boostrom , state veterinarian , says that the disease \ which has killed so many horses in V Nebraska the last winter is commonly called the "forage" disease , because it is caused , like the famous corn stalk disease in cattle , from some thing which is contained on the fodder der which horses eat. He has no ac curate list of the number of horses which have died , but estimates that from 1,000 to 1,500 have been victims. One peculiarity is that it seldom at tacks the tough range ponies or horses of that class , but the better grade of animals are the usual vic tims. By petition of 5,319 voters filed with the secretary of state , the name of Victor Rosewater will go on the pri mary ballot as candidate for republi can national committeeman. Mr. Rosewater is editor of the Omaha Bee , and a present member of the committee , on which his wide ac quaintance with public men has brought him important assignments , including a place on the executive committee , and on the committee on arrangements for the Chicago conven tion. His petition is the largest ever filed for this position. First Woman Settler Dead. Saunders County. In the death of Mrs. Joseph Stambaugh there passed away the first white woman settler of Saunders county , Nebraska. She was born in Schuykill county , Pennsylva nia , September 30 , 1832 , her maiden name being Catherine Zimmerman. Teachers Hold Meeting. Furnas County. The Furnas County Teachers' association met in Beaver City with a good attendance. A pro gram was rendered by short talks by teachers from various parts of the country with instrumental music and songs by the Beaver iCty High school quartet and others. Seeking Lease for Postoffice. Wayne County. The federal gov ernment is seeking to lease a build ing in Waye for the users of the post- office for a period of five years. The people of that vicinity are very sure that the federal government should erect a federal building there that would care adequately for the federal business. Lutheran Church Burned. Saline County. The German Luth eran : church of Dewitt was totally de stroyed by fire. The fire was discov ered : burning in the basement. It rained ; rapid headway and the entire structure was ablaze before the fire department arrived. The roof and ivalls collapsed and the building is a oral ruin. Mysteriously Shot. The S-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. " . J. Hanseneur , three miles west of Seward , was mysteriously shot. The parents had been away from home ind the boy was running toward the jam to meet them when he was seen stagger. He hadn't been shot. Increased Beet Acreage. Scottsbluff County. Last year jroved so successful to growers of su- jar beets that the field men for the 'actory are this year swamped with ipplications for acreage. Last year here was about 11,000 acres grown md this year there is already 15,000 icres signed up , with others still look- ng for available lands and wanting sontracts. The sugar people say that hey have never had similar expe- ience before , and if it keeps up they vill be obliged to call a halt for the Contracts.