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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT
I. M. RICE , Publisher.
VALENTINE , - - NEBRASKA.
SENATORS BEGIN THEIR HEARING
IN WASHINGTON WITH
NEW FEATURE BROUGHT OUT
J. B. Boxhall , Fourth Officer , Says an
Unknown Vessel Passed Within Five
Miles of Disabled Ship , But Could
not be Made to Answer Signals.
Washington , D. C. With succor on
ly five miles away the Titanic Slid
into its watery grave , carrying with it
more tnan l.GOO of its passengers and
crew , while an unidentified steamer
that might have saved all failed , or re
fused to see the frantic signals Hashed
to it for aid. This phase of the tragic
disaster was brought out before the
senate investigation committee , when
J. B. Boxhall , fourth officer of the Ti
tanic , told of his unsuccessful attempts
to attract the stranger's attention.
The ship , according to Boxhall , could
not have been more than five miles
away , and was steaming toward the
Titanic. So close was it that from the
bridge Boxhall plainly saw its mast-
liead lights and side lights. Both with
rockets and with the Morse electric
signal did the young officer hail the
stranger. Capt. Smith and several
others in the vicinity of the bridge
declared at the time their belief that
the vessel had seen them and was
signaling in reply. Boxhall failed to
receive any reply. Boxhall failed to
steamer kept on its course obliquely
past the Titanic without extending aid.
This and the declaration by P. A. S.
Franklin , vice president of the White
Star line , that there were not suffi
cient lifeboats aboard the Titanic to
care for the ship's company at one
time were features of the hearing.
IN DEFENSE OF ISMAY.
British Press Lodges Protest Against
Attacks by American Papers.
London. The British press , which
severely criticises its own board of
trade and demands the most searching
inquiry , declines to judge the case until
the British inquiry is held and dis
plays feeling at the manner in which
the American inquiry is being conduct
ed and at what is regarded as the un
fair treatment of J. Bruce Ismay.
The Morning Post in an editorial
protests against American and Ger
man papers branding Ismay as a cow
ard and declares that it was clearly
his duty to live and help his company
to retrieve the disaster by facing the
The Daily Express describes the
senatorial inquiry as a parody on judicial -
cial inquiry , which it says , is rather
calculated to swing public sympathy
heavily to the side of Mr. Ismay and
the White Star company. The Ex
press contends that Mr. Ismay did no
thing disgraceful , yet he is attacked
as though he played the part of a
Gives Them Clothing Only.
New York. Except for furnishing
clothing to those who were asleep at
the time of the accident , and did not
reach land with their uniforms , the
White Star line has done nothing for
the members of the crew picked up
from the Titanic. Up to date there has
fceen no auuouncement of what pro
vision will be made for the men.
For Medals of "Honor. H
Washington , D. C. A bill to provide ti
medals of honor for Capt A. H. Ros-
tron and the officers and crew of the
Cunard liner Carpathia was introduced s
by Representative Francis , of Ohio. It ire
would appropriate $5.000 and instruct o >
the director of the mint to strike off a
suitable medal to commemorate their h
heroism in rescuing the Titanic's sur
Three Trainmen Killed. tidi
Elko , Nev. Three trainmen were di
killed instantly when the boiler of a ir
locomotive on the Western Pacific irR
railroad blew up on the top of Ante tl
lope hill , thirty-six miles west of Win- tl
nemucca. The cause of the explosion tlVI
has not been ascertained.
Live Stock Market.
Sioux City. Cattle Good to choice >
corn fed steers , $email@example.com ; medium to
good , $firstname.lastname@example.org ; good to choice fat
cows and heifers , $email@example.com ; 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 sial
$firstname.lastname@example.org , with a bulk of the sales at al
email@example.com. Sheep Lambs , $ G.25@
7.50 , yearlings $5.75@G.50 ; ewes ,
Launderers in Session.
Minneapolis , Minn. With members tl
present from Minnesota , the Dakotas , fa
western Iowa and Wisconsin , the sixth
annual convention of the Northwestern thgi
Launderers' association was held here.
Accused of Infanticide.
Eau Claire , Wis. Mr. and Mrs. John
B. Anderson , of Lancaster , JVVis. , were inm
arrested in connection with the finding
ing of the body of their 4-month-old
baby in the woods with a fractured
skull. The parents tell conflicting itfii
RECEIVE PREFERENCE VOTE FOR PRESIDENT
OF THE UNITED STATES
RETURNS FROM THE STATE INCOMPLETE
Aldrich Easy Winner on Republican Gubernatorial
Ticket and Moorehead's Nomination Prob
able on Democratic Bryan and
* - *
Hitchcock Delegates to Democratic -
. ocratic Convention
Roosevelt (935 ( precincts ) 32,991
LaFollette (935 ( precincts ) 10,873
Taft (935 ( precincts ) 11,237
Clark (934 ( precincts ) 13,892
Harmon (934 ( precincts ) 9,417
Wilson (934 ( precincts ) t 9,125
FOR U. S. SENATOR.
Norris (915 ( precincts ) 24,142
Brown (915 ( precincts ) 21,501
Shallenberger (724 ( precincts . .12,855
Thompson (724 ( precincts 6,557
Reed (724 ( precincts ) 3,127
Morehead (788 ( precincts ) 16,289
Metcalfe (788 ( precincts ) 13,916
FOR NATIONAL COMMITTEEMEN.
Howell (685 ( precincts ) 19,535
Rosewater (685 ( precincts ) 15,235
Hall (535 ( precincts ) 10,833
Fanning (535 ( precincts ) 6,161
Lincoln. Definite returns , always
slow on primary elections are more
tardy than usual concerning results
of last Friday , and iz is doubtful if all
figures will be made public until of
ficial returns have reached the office
of the secretary of state.
COL. THEO. ROOSEVELT
/Vho Received the Republican Preferential - R
ential Vote for President. D
Early returns indicated that Roose-
* elt had received the republican presi-
lential preferential endorsement by a
safe ; margin and that Clark had beat
Sarmon and Wilson on the democratic
Governor Aldrich will succeed him
self < as the republican nominee , hav-
ng received about two votes to one
Corrections on the compilations
lave ; reduc&d the total vote on repub-
ican candidates for president some-
vhat without changing relative posi-
ions of the candidates. Nine hun-
Ired and thirty-five precincts report-
ng on republican president show that
loosevelt has ten thousand more votes
ban both his opponents , or thirty-two
housand out of fifty-four thousand
Harmon maintains second place over
A7ilson in the democratic race , with
lark leading the democratic field
iver three thousand.
Morehead is about 2,300 ahead of
Jetcalfe in the race for governor.
Complete counties so far reported
ihow that Aldrich has been running
.head of Newton about two to one.
The republican treasurer contest islet
lot decided , but a compilation of a
sr u * > s r > * rtf > s * * * s * * > * * j
Native Corn Gets Best Results.
The bulletin issued by the agricul-
ural ! experiment station at the state F
arm on "Native Seed Corn" concludes ai
hat in most cases native seed corn
ives the highest .
efficiency. Corn ai
srown in each section of the state is tli
ielieved to give the best growing re- nt
ults because it is "acclimated. " Corn fu
mported for seeding purposes usually th
aakes a better showing from year to hi
ear , indicating that it is necessary to i
or it to become "acclimated" before th
reaches the highest point of ef-
few complete counties on the vote
shows George running about three to
On republican senator , Brown is
about two thousand six hundred be
hind Norris on 015 precincts report
ing. Shallenberger has a two to one
lead over Thompson for the demo
cratic nomination for United States
Howell's lead over Rosewater for
national committeeman increases with
the addition to the returns , while Hall
Who Received the Democratic Preferential -
erential Vote for President.
is four thousand ahead of Fanning on
the democratic side.
Owing to the slow counting and the
lifficult compilation of the heads of
he ticket complete returns on con-
pressmen have been neglected and at
this time figures are decidedly incom
plete , but it is safe to say that Clark
lias received the republican nomina
tion in the First over Selleck.
The congressional lineup for the
state at this time seems as follows :
Republican Paul F. Clark
Democratic John A. Maguire
Republican H. H. Baldrige
Democratic C. O. Lobeck
Republican Joseph Cook
Democrat Dan Stephens
Republican C. H. Sloan
Democrat C. M. Skiles
CHESTER H. ALDRICH fc
/ho Succeeds Himself as Republican w
Nominee for Governor. ti
Florence , Italy. J. Pierpont Mor-
aii was forced to fight his way out of di
lorence. ] The American financier dist
nd his sister , Mrs. Mary Lyman stpi
urns , were mobbed by hundreds of st
ngry Florentines at the railway sta- stsi
on when they sought to leave , and fe
ot until the king of Wall street had
iriously forced a passage through re
le crowd by striking about him with ce
is heavy cane , were they able to get ced (
their train. The crowd believed P <
lat a picture bought here by Morgan Pfe
Light be the famous Mona Lisa stolen fe
om the Paris Louvre some time ago. la
Republican . . . .Probably S. R. Barton
Democrat R. D. Sutherland
Republican Moses Kincaid
Ex-Governor Shallenberger called up
from Alma and inquired anxiously as
to his vote in Lancaster county.
"What did they do down there ? "
said he , referring to the Lancaster
When told that he had done very
well he ventured to ask about other
places , gradually extending the scope
of territory to out-in-the-state
- - - coun
ties. Being told that he might have a
ASHTON C. SHALLENBERGER
Democratic Nominee for the United
few hundred votes or perhaps a few
thousand to spare , he said :
"Well , I can rest easier now , and
may be able to get an entire night's
Bryan and Hitchcock Elected.
William J. Bryan and G. M. Hitch
cock , former political allies but in the
last two state campaigns occupying
the position of adversaries , will go to
the national convention together as
delegates from Nebraska. Bryan has
been friendly to the candidacy of
Woodrow Wilson for president , while
Hitchcock has been for Harmon , but
the ironly of fate will "require both of
them j to support Champ Clark at Bal
Roosevelt Carries Oregon.
Portland. Returns from presidential
primary are still meagre , but they in
dicate that Colonel Roosevelt and
Woodrow \ Wilson are running ahead
of their rivals and will get the Oregon
gen delegation to the national con-
GEORGE W. NORRIS Pi
3robable Republican Nominee for
U. S. Senate.
mentions. Only a very light vote was
) olled by the democrats. ;
In the senatorial primary to nom- th
naie delegates for the United States ,
senator Bourne's seat in the upper oi
louse , Ben Selling of Portland is ap- seHi
arently running far ahead of Senator Hiw
Constitutional Amendments. th
The constitutional amendments sub- hi
nitted in the primaries are believed ) br
o have been adopted by both parties , wl
without exception. The effect will bee ru
o make the amendments a part of in
sach party ticket , and straight votes W
rill count for them at the fall elec-
Maupin Carries Lancaster. ot
Returns indicate that Will M. Mau- is
lin , editor of Maupin's Weekly , and th
ate deputy labor commissioner , has an
arried his home county by nearly two ca
Lincoln Adopts Commission Form. or
By a majority of less than 100 votes
jincoln changes to the commission
orm of government. Much interest mi
i-as taken in the issue , .but no disposi-
ion has been shown to contest the re-
Warden Melick proposes to build a
lining room near the center of the
tate prison yard , south of the hos- be
tital building. His plan is to con- \\-t
truct a high concrete structure one as
itory high with a ceiling fourteen fh
eet high , so that light and ventila- of E
ion may be had. The present dining foi
oem within the prison walls has a
eiling only nine feet high and win-
lows on one side and is therefore in
loorly ventilated. The warden be- inwi
ieves the proposed" dining room , 40x25 dis
eet , can be constructed v.'ith prison disM [
ibor at a cost of $500. en
Aldrich Makes Comment.
"The result of Friday's primary In
Nebraska demonstrates several things
quite clearly , " declared Governor Aid-
rich on his return to Lincoln from
David City. "In the first place it
shows conclusively that the common ,
every-day fellow in Nebraska , Pennsyl
vania , Illinois and Oregon holds essen
tially the same views and will express
them in essentially the same manner
if allowed the chance. " The governor
expressed himself as much pleased
with the result.
Find Hidden Treasure.
Pierre , S. D. Several days ago
Charlie Rasmussen , a river hermit
who had occupied a tumble-down
cabin on the river bank here for more
than twenty years , died at the hos
pital in this city. In digging about
the old pile of logs and dirt he called
his home , a tin can containing over
$500 was unearthed. The cabin is be
ing torn to pieces to learn if there is
any other hidden treasure.
Strike of Engineers Certain.
New York. The committee of general -
eral managers of the eastern rail-
roads , after a further consideration
of the renewed demands by the en
gineers of the fifty railroads in the
eastern territory for increased wages ,
have sent a communication to Grand
Chief Stone of the Brotherhood of Lo
comotive Engineers , that "it is not
possible to accede to your wage re
quests. " and that a strike is certain
Had Premonition of Death.
Washington. A mysterious warning
that he would meet death on his trip
abroad , that ended in a night of terror
in ] the ice-bound seas off the Great
thanks , came to Major Archibald Butt
before 1 he left Washington. Six weeks
ago when the major determined on a
European trip to regain his health , a
premonition 1 that he might not return
alive caused him to make his will. He
called in his lawyer and closed up his
affairs , preparing for death.
JOHN H. MOREHEAD
'robable Democratic Nominee for
Many Hurt When Floor Collapses. b
Peoria , 111. Twenty-five students of H
tradley polytechnic institute were in
ured when the second floors of the
ig Woolner distillery , which they
rere inspecting , gave way under the
weight of seventy-five members of '
lie party. The accident occurred
-hile the young people were standing
round a big fermenting cat , the
; orkings of which were being ex-
lained by the superintendents of the
Practical Fire Demonstration.
State Fire Warden Charles Randall af
ave a demonstration in his office in E
he state house of how to carry an
xploded oil lamp out of a room with-
ut harm to the person or without
etting fire to articles in the room. He ei
ighted a rolled up newspaper and eihe
'hen ] the blaze was at its height took he
old of the paper and backed out of pr
he door. The flame receded from
im instead of striking him in the
reast and setting fire to his clothing ,
hich it would have done if he had wi
ushed out of the room with the blaze Gi
front of him. "The only time you ed
rant ! to back up is when the lamp ar
xplodes , ' ' he said , "and the lamp ju
on't < get hot and b rn your hands , haSh
'he lamp gets so warm when the
ther method is used that the holder
obliged to drop it before reaching
tie door and then the oil spreads
nd the fire department must be
Secretary W. E. Mellor of the Ne-
raska state board of agriculture , who
riginated the bill introduced by Con-
ressman Maguire of Nebraska for an
ppropriation for a $100,000 govern- Sh
lent building on the state fair St
rounds , appeared before the commit- re
3e on agriculture of the house in sup- safe
ort of the bill. for
VX % / <
Cincinnati , O. Prof. Grove E. Bar
er of the University of Nebraska G2
as elected president of the classical
ssociation of the south and west at scti
ic < meeting here. Miss Olivia Pound ou
Lincoln was made vice-president ju
St. Louis. The jury unable to agree
the case of E. G. Lewis , charged
ith using the mails to defraud , was
ischarged by Federal Judge Amidoji CO
onday afternoon after being out sev
ALL OVER NEBRASKA.
Forestry in Nebraska. .
The work at the Forest Service nur
sery at Halse- , Nebraska , has beem
delayed some two or three weeks ;
longer than usual by the great fall of ;
snow during the early part of March.
The free distribution of trees to the.
homesteader in the Kinkaid district-
includes the counties of Holt , Whee
ler , Greeley , Custer , Lincoln , Hayes ,
Hitchcock and all counties west of
these. The act familiarly known as
the Kinkaid Act of 1911 , provided !
that trees be furnished to each appli
cant from the Halsey nursery , under
rates made by the Secretary of Agri
culture. Tree planting is popular
with the settlers in the sandhills ,
and there were more applicants than
expected , about COO having signed the
agreement necessary to secure free
trees. Since there are only 50,000
transplants of Jack Pine ( Pinus di-
varicata ) and Western Yellow Pine
( Pinus ponderosa ) for distribution
this year , it has been impossible to-
furnish the full quota of 500 to each
one , as was desired by the Forest
Service , and the number has. there
fore , been cut down to about 00 trees.
It may be considered by many of
the homesteaders who receive this
small number of trees , that they are
not worth the trouble to plant. The
matter of planting these 90 trees
should be looked at in the light of
furnishing experience , and the settler
himself will bo glad in the future that
lie experimented with only a few-
trees. The mistakes which he makes
this year will be avoided in the fu
ture. It is hoped that the number of
trees that may be distributed in 1913
and later will be from 300 to 500 for
each applicant. The settler , then ,
should be able to plant his trees bet
ter , and obtain a higher degree of suc
Jack Pine and Western Yellow Pine
are very slow-growing. The former ,
in the plantations at Halsey , has at
tained a height of two inches in the
first year , six inches in the second
year , and sixteen inches at the end
of the fifth year. Western Yellow Pine
at the end of six years , has made an
average height of eight inches , at the
end of eight years twenty-seven , \
The important consideration in
planting trees in western Nebraska
are : That the trees should be in good
condition at the time of planting ;
that they should be planted before-
growth has started ; that they should
be cultivated frequently ; that they
should be protected from fire by-
proper guards , and that cattle should
be kept out of the plantations.
Information on tree planting and on
special problems which come up in
connection with each settler's plan
tation may be had by applying to the-
Forest Supervisor of the Nebraska.
National Forest , at Halsey , Nebraska.
Man Probably Fatally Hurt.
Dawes County. Sheriff New brought
to Rushville , Lewis Kay from Lake
side , who is held for crushing in an.
unindentified man's skull with a two-
by-four in a drunken altercation. The
man is a tramp that was employed at
the livery barn at Lakeside for the
last two weeks. He is in the hospital
at Alliance with slight hopes for his
recovery. Ray is an old time cow
puncher ' over 50 years of age , and has
been < employed as a stock detective.
He is in the jail in Rushville.
New Mayor of Nebraska City.
Nebraska City. Dr. J. D. Houston , .
James A. 'Richardson ' and Robert E.
Hawley , the newly elected , commis
sioners have taken over the affairs of
the city and will look after them in
the future in place of the mayor and
council as in the past , this city , being
under a commission form of govern
ment. Dr. Houston was elected may
, and James A. Richardson , vice
mayor , while R. E. Hawley will look
after the streets and alleys of the city.
Each ; one has his work laid out.
Work on Tuberculosis Hospital.
Buffalo County. With a force of
eighteen men the frame work of the-
new building at the state tuberculosis
hospital at Kearney was begun witn
promise of an early completion.
Labor Survey of Omaha.
The Omaha Commercial club has-
written Deputy Labor Commissioner
Guye to ascertain whether he intend
to make a labor survey of Omaha
and South Omaha , similar to the one
just completed for Lincoln. Mr. Guye-
has replied in the affirmative.
Hastings School Bonds Win.
Adams County. The. proposed is
sue of § 50,000 of Hastings school
bonds for a new school building and
improvements on several ward build
ings carried in the special election by
vote of 223 to 548.
Woman Charged With Murder.
Adams County. At the request of
Sheriff Brady Piatt of Tipton , Ia. _
Sheriff Cole and
Deputy Wilson ar
rested Miss Clara Baeuers , aged 19 , .
said by Piatt to be wanted at Tiptoa
Engine Kills Aged Man.
Hall County. Rasmus Larsen , aged
, ; single , was instantly killed by
being run over by a Burlingtoa
switching train at the East Third
street crossing in Grand Island. A
jury ; has found that he came to his
leath by some manner unknown.
Encampment at Beatrice.
Gage i County. The local veterans
war are ?
completing their plans for the state
jncampment in Beatrice April 25 and
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