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THE VALENTINE DEMOCRAT
I. M. RICE , Publisher.
VALENTINE , - - NEBRASKA.
FRIENDS OF DEAD OFFICER
PRAISE VALOR OF MAJOR
'ARCHIBALD A. BUTT.
TAFT'S TRIBUTE IMPRESSIVE
President's Voice Fails Him and
Tears Dim His Eyes as He Closes
a Tender Eulogy to His Late Aid
and Constant Companion.
Washington , D. C. The life of Maj.
Archibald W. Butt , as a soldier , news
paper man , aid to presidents and lodge
member , and his heroic death on the
Titanic , were commemorated by his
commander in chief , a president , a
secretary of war , a senator of his na
tive state , a contemporary in the
newspaper field and the fraternity of j
Masonry at an impressive memorial
The tribute President Taft paid to
his late aid epitomized all that was
"Everybody knew Archie as Archie.
"I cannot go in a box at a theater ;
I cannot turn around in my room ; I
can't go anywhere without expecting
to see his smiling face or to hear his
cheerful voice in greeting. The life
of the president is rather isolated and
those appointed to live with him come
much closer to him than anyone else.
The bond is very close and it is diffi
cult to speak on such an occasion.
Archie Butt's character was sin
gle , simple , straightforward and inca
pable of intrigue. A clear sense of
humanity lightened his life and those
about him. Life was not for him a
troubled problem. He was a soldier ,
and when he was appointed to serve
under another to that other he ren
dered implicit loyalty. I never knew
a man who had so much self abnega
tion , so much self sacrifice , as Archie
"Occasions like the sinking of the Ti
tanic frequently develop unforeseen
traits in men. It makes them heroes
when 3rou don't expect it. But with a
Archie it was just as natural for him to
help those about him as it was for
him to ask me to permit him to do
something for someone.
"He was on the deck of the Titanic
exactly what he was everywhere. He
leaves a void with those who loved
him , but the circumstances of his go
ing are all what we would have had ,
and while the tears fill the eyes and
the voicj is choked , we are felicitated
by the memory of what he was. "
WOMEN WILL PAY TRIBUTE.
Many Anxious to Join Movement for
Erection of a Memorial Arch.
Washington , D. C. United States
senators , co-operating with the com
mittee of 100 of the women's Titanic
memorial meeting , will now nominate
ten women in each state who will be
asked to form state organizations antf
to "act as centers of information" in
Already several senators have an
nounced the names of women in their
states who are anxious to join the )
movement "to pay women's tribute to
men" in the form of a memorial arch
to be erected in Washington. Amons
the latest to pledge support to the
enterprise are Mrs. William J. Bryan. OF
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson and Mrs. Phoe
be R. Hearst.
El Paso , Tex. Emiiio Vasquez Go
mez , a Mexican lawyer , was ordained
provisional president of Mexico fcv Met
proclamation of Gen. Pascuale Oroz- and
co , now at the front with the rebel CO
troops threatening the federal base We
at Torreon. Juarez is now the provi Bit
sional capital , but this probably will Gn
be shifted to Chihuahua. C.
May Not Be Retried. IN
Washington , D. C. The government
probably will not retry the criminal Me
anti-trust suit brought against direc
tors or former directors of the Ameri
can Sugar Refining company , the re
cent trial of whom
at New York re
sulted in a disagreement of the jury. Pai
' Live Stock Market. ofwit
Sioux City. Cattle Good to choice at
corn ' fed steers , $7.25@S.25 ; medium to sec
good , $email@example.com ; good to choice fat bail.
cows and heifers , $firstname.lastname@example.org ; grass
cows , $email@example.com ; canners and cutters ,
$firstname.lastname@example.org ; bulls , $email@example.com , veals.
S3.firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs Prices range from Mo
$7.50g ( > 7.80 , with a bulk of the sales at die
$email@example.com. Sheep Lambs , $ G.25@ ously
7.50 , yearlings $5.75@G.50 ; ewes , on
Lightning Kills Four.
St. Joseph. A special from Bucklin ,
Mo. , says : Four persons were killed Ti
two miles southeast of here during a the
eummer shower when lightning hit the Funa
ifcarn of John Nolan , Sr. , in which they was
liad taken refuge. ste
To Advocate Penny Postage.
Berne. Switzerland. The .W'RS
chamber of commerce has taken the K
initiative with respect to worldwide port
penny postage , which It will advocate icai
at the international congress of cham for !
bers of commerce to be held at Bos He
ton , beginning September 24 next. end
KILL REBEL LEADER
MEXICANS ROUTED FROM RANCH
BY FIVE V/OMEN.
Taft Informs Senate That There Is
No Evidence of Alleged Jap Ac
quisition of Magdalena Land.
Bisbee , Ariz. , May 3. Five Ameri
can men and five women on the Comi-
chi ranch , the largest in the territory
of Topic , Mexico , armed with sawed-
off shotguns , repulsed rebels in two
attacks , April 14 and 15 , killing the
rebel leader in the second engagement.
Washington , May 3. President Taft
Informed the senate Wednesday that
the department of state has no evld-
dence to show any acquisition of iand
or any intention or desire to acquire
land , whether directly or indirectly
in Mexico by or on the part of the im
perial Japanese government
The president's message was in re
sponse to a senate resolution calling
for information regarding an alleged
purchase of land at Magdalena Day
by the Japanese government or by a
With his brief message the presi
dent transmitted a full report from
Secretary of State Knox.
"There Is nothing on file in the de
partment of state , " said the secretary ,
"that has justified any inference uiat
the Mexican government , or the imptr-
ial Japanese government , has been oc
cupied with any disposition of land
near Magdalena bay by which the lat
ter government would acquire land
there for any "purpose. "
Secretary Knox in his statement
says that the American syndicate
which was negotiating with the Jap
anese for the disposal of the Magdaj j
lena bay tract tried to ascertain fc e
attitude of the United States govern
Secretary Knox declared :
"The department cannot assume
there is any project on foot calling fnr
action on the part of the United
Senator Rayner said that if Japan
established a base of supply or coal
ing station in Mexico , he would re
gard the act as a declaration of war.
TEN DEAD IN TEXAS STORM
Score Are Injured , Much Property
Damage Done in Cyclone and
San Antonio , Tex. , May 3. Ten per
sons are known to have been killed , a
score injured and farm buildings over
wide area destroyed by a cyclone
and a cloudburst which
the Rio Grande
river country near
North Laredo Wednesday. Telegraph
and telephone wires were leveled be
tween Laredo and Green.
Among the known killed is Grover
Nye , a wealthy planter of North La
redo. Three women and children ,
names unknown , were killed in the
house adjoining Nye's property. The
extensive ranch property of J. J. Da
vis , the millionaire onion king of
Texas , was completely swept away ,
end several of his employes were
killed or injured.
LEAVES ALL TO MRS. GRANT
Will of Late Commander of the East
Is Filed for Probate In New
New York , May 1. Mrs. Ida &
Honore Grant , widow of Gen. Freder-
ck Dent Grant , will receive all the
general's property , both personal and
eal. according to the terms of the ° °
general's will , which
was filed for pron
ate. The petition accompanying the
will states that the property left by
General Grant is worth "in excess ot i
10.000. " |
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OFFICERS HELD AS SLAYERS'
3riggs and Hyers Must Answer for
Killing of Elunt in Nebraska
Bandit Hunt. cha
PapilJion , Neb. , May 3. Chief of Po cou
John E. Briggs of South Omaha wit
Sheriff A. A. Hyers of Lancaster
county were held to tno grand jury tori
Wednesday on charges of killing Key pro
Blunt in the battle with bandits near in i
Gretna , Sarpy county , March IS. John wii
Trouton was exonerated. trip
INDICTED ! ON BRIBE CHARGE I Mil
Member of Maryland Legislature Accused -
cused of Attempting to Buy ie
Votes on Option Issue.
Annapolis , Md. , May 2. Thomas L. aga
Park , member of the legislature irom
Baltimore , was Indicted on the cnarge the
attempted bribery in connection ing
state-wide local option nght
the last session of the genera ! as ie
sembly. He was released on $ iuuUO |
. y u )
Mgr. Mooney Sadly Hurt. 75
New York , May 3. Mgr. Joseph tha
Mooney , vicar general of the Catholic T
diocese of New York , was injured seri to
in an automobile accident here ing
Wednesday , and his condition is . the T
200 Are Killed by Tidal Wave.
Victoria , B. C. , May 4. News of D
destruction of the Fijian town of Les
Point by an 18-foot tidal wave
brought here last Thursday by the hos >
steamer ; Marania from Australia , Two
hundred were killed.
Well Known Cartoonist Is Dead.
New York , May 4. Homer Daven D
, one of the most famous of Amer
cartoonists , died at the age of fice
fortj'-five in this city on last Thursday. vice
had been ill only five days and his
HEiR TO THE ASTOR MILLIONS
, The photograph shows Vincent Astor walking with Miss Katherlne
Force < , sister of his stepmother , the tormer Miss Madeline Force , on Madi
son avenue , New York. Miss Force had been to the Astor mansion at 840
Fifth avenue , to inquire into the health of her sister , one of the Titanic
survivors. This is the first photograph taken of Vincent Astor , since the
tragic ; death of his father , Col. John Jacob Astor.
iOVERNMENT STARTS CASE
AGAINST HARVESTER COM
PANY IN ST. PAUL.
IJTS AT INTERSTATE TRADE
lany Charges Are Set Forth Among
Which Are Restraint of Trade and
Monopoly of Business in Which
Company Is Engaged. I
St. Paul , M.inn. , May 2. The govern-
icnt on Tuesday instituted a suit
gainst the International Harvester
ompany under the provisions of the ,
herman anti-trust law , by filing a pe-
tion in equity in the federal district
The government asks : '
That the $140,000,000 corporation be
issolved on the ground that it Is a
tonopoly in restraint of trade.
That injunctions be issued to bar
om : interstate commerce the products
the International Harvester corn-
any or of the International Harvester
ompany of 'America , its selling
That receivers be appointed to take
aarge of the property and wind up
le business of the defendant , if the
3urt finds such action compatible
1th public interest
Mr. Dickey received word that At- v
irney General Wickersham would
robably file a certificate of expedition
order i that as little time as possible si
ill : be lost In bringing the suit to
ial. The case by this means will be
amoved from the district court of
Minnesota to the United States cir-
lit court of appeals for the Eighth
Strict , thus hastening the issue to 67
Supreme court of the United
The charges by the government _
jainst the Harvester company are : | '
That the company is monopolizing }
manufacture and sale of harvest- R
machinery , has advanced prices
the grave injury of the farmer and
general public. "
That the company controls at least
per ] cent , of the trade in the United thw
ates in harvesters or grain binders , w
per ] cent , of the mowers , and more Di
lan : 50 per cent , of the binder twine. sh
That the defendants have resorted m
unfair trade methods by attempt- itTi
to induce agents to handle only Ti
leir : products. nc
That they have bought up patents fir
perpetuate ] the monopoly. de
Students' Body Is Found.
Detroit , Mich. , May 4. The body of
3slie Butterfield , the Belfast ( N. Y. ) Hi
udent who escaped from University CO
spital ; while delirious from typhoid w
leumonla , was found in the Huron ch
rer Thursday in two feet of water. fie
Police Chief Is Ousted. Dine
Decatur , 111. , May 4. Police Chief
erman Koeppe was removed from of- ne
Thursday after an uprisal against we
conditions , and E. G. Allen , for a ST
ort time chief under the former ad- Ai
iis-rr-ioj : . was named successor. W
THOMAS DA i/80N / DIES
WELL KNOWN DIPLOMAT SUC
CUMES AT CAPITAL.
Resident Officer of State Department
Famous for Skill in Handling Prob
Problems in South America.
Washington , May 3. Thomas Cleve
land l Dawson , resident diplomatic of
ficer of the state department , died
here Wednesday after an illness of
several < weeks from a complication of
diseases. He was forty-six years of
age ; and a native of Hudson , Wis.
Mr. Dawson was famous for his skill
In handling difficult Latin-American
He began his diplomatic career In
1897 , when he was appointed secre
tary of the legation in Brazil. After
serving ( with marked distinction as
minister to several of the Latin-Ameri
can countries he came to Washington
as : resident diplomatic officer in 1907.
Since then he had been sent to Cen
tral America on various important
CLARK VICTOR IN COLORADO
Democratic State Convention In
structs Delegates Gov. Wilson Is
Badly Beaten in Meet.
Colorado Springs , Colo. , May 1.
The Colorado state Democratic con
vention < adopted a resolution Monday
instructing Colorado's delegation to
the national Democratic convention to
support Speaker Champ Clark until
such time as he no longer should be a
candidate or until released by nim.
An effort to have Gov. Woodrow
Wilson of New Jersey named as second
end choice was defeated on roll call ,
G76 to 372.
TEXAS SUNK BY TURK SHELL
Report < From Smyrna Says Steamer
Was Fired On Deliberately From
Smyrna , May 3. It is now alleged
that the steamer Texas , which sank
with : considerable loss of life in the
Dardanelles Tuesday , was shruck by a
shell instead of hitting a submerged
mine , as at first reported. This shell ,
is said , was fired from one of the
Turkish forts after the Texas had ig-
oored two blank shots which had been
flred as a warning. The Texas had
deviated from the proper channel.
Clears District Attorney.
Madison , Wis. , May 3. John F.
Hooper , district attorney of Forest
Bounty , against whom removal charges
ivere < brought , was exonerated on every
harge. Malfeasance in office and of-
Sclal misconduct were charged.
Duryea's Sweeper II. Wins Big Race.
Newmarket , May 3. The 2,000 gul-
3eas stakes of 100 sovereigns each was
von Wednesday by H. B. Duryea's
Sweeper II. , with Danny Maher the
American jockey , riding. The betting
ivas 6 to 1 against the winner.
ROOSEVELT DECLINES TO ACCEPT
EIGHT MASSACHUSETTS DELE-
PRESIDENT WINS BY 3,955
Taft and Colonel Make an Even Break
'n ' District Elections 19,719 ( e
Champ Clark's Majority Over
Boston , May 4. "Presented" to
President Taft by the colonel , those
eight Republican delegates-at-large
who were elected at the primaries for
Roosevelt , have most emphatically re
fused to vote for the president.
After two conferences the delegates
announced that they had decided not
to take any joint action on the atti
tude of Colonel Roosevelt in releasing
them from the obligation to vote for
him. But in individual interviews
each declared that the voters' instruc
tions were paramount and binding.
While President Taft's managers
and leading supporters made no offi
cial statement , they made clear that
they would demand the seating of
their eight delegates-at-Iargc. They
presented figures and assertions to
prove that the "confusion" of the pri
mary ballot cost the president 18,000
votes. These figures are doubtless ex
aggerated. However , the appearance
of an independent candidate "pledged
for Taft , " it is admitted , aided in con
fusing some of the voters. Many men
voted for nine instead of eight dele
gates , as the primary law directed.
There was much telegraphing be-
twen here and Oyster Bay after the
colonel publicly "presented" the eight
delegates to President Taft. He knew
! > y that time that both he and Taft
had won 14 district delegates. With
the eight delegates-at-large Roosevelt
would have had 22 of the total of 36
The Taft supporters declare they
will insist on the seating of their own
"chosen eight" instead of the double
quartette of rough riders offered by
Colonel Roosevelt. And as the first
step to prove their assertions of an un-
fair election the Taft league deter-
mined to demand a recount of the
state vote. Each side also demanded
a recount of one district.
Boston , May 4. Massachusetts
emerged from its first presidential
preferential primary election to find
that the Republican voters had ex
pressed a preference for the re-nomi
nation of President Taft , but had giv
en Colonel Roosevelt the eight dele-
gates-at-large to the national conven
tion. To these eight votes Colonel
Roosevelt renounced all claim. The
Democratic voters of the state ex
pressed a preference for Speaker
Champ Clark , although the delegates-
at-large to Baltimore will go pledged
to Governor Foss.
Returns from 1,077 out of 1,080 elec
tion precincts give :
Republican ( presidential prefer
ence ) : Taft , 74,808 ; Roosevelt , 71-
203 ; LaFollette , 1,756.
: ( heading
Roosevelt group ) , 74,121 ; Crane ( head
ing Taft group ) , 65,876.
Democratic ( presidential prefer
ence ) : Clark. 19,903 ; Wilson , 9,206 ;
delegates-at-large , Coughlin ( pledged
to Foss ) . 17,050 ; Williams ( for prefer a
ence primary ) , 8,256.
On the Democratic ticket , although
ten of the fifteen candidates for tlele-
gates-at-Iarge to Baltimore were either
pledged to or Indicated to be "for"
Governor Foss , there was no Foss
name in the presidential preference
column. Speaker Clark , whose name
appeared in the preference ballot and
who defeated Governor Wilson by a
vote of 2 to 3 , did not have a single
pledged delegate on the list. Many
of the Democratic district delegates ;
were also elected pledged to Foss. .
The Republican delegates-at-large , to .
elected are Charles S. Baxter , George
W. Coleman , Frederick Fosdlck , A. R.
Hart , O. A. La Riviere , Arthur L. Na-
son , Alvin G. Weeks , James P. Magen-
is ; all for Roosevelt but renounced to the
Taft. By districts : wh
First , C. C. Chesney , E. B. Blake , se\
Taft ; Second , E. T Clark , William H. ace
Reiker , Taft ; Third , Matthew J. Whit- wa
tall , Lawrence P. Kilty , Taft ; Fourth ,
John M. Keyes , F. P. Glazier , Roosevelt
velt ; Fifth , L. 3. Chapman , S. M. Deck
er , Roosevelt ; Sixth , J. P. Ingraham , a
Jr. , Isaac Patch , Taft ; Seventh , ha
Charles N. Cox , Lynn M. Ranger , ter
Roosevelt ; Eighth , John Read , George sio
S. Lovejoy , Taft ; Ninth , A. Tewks- sio
bury , L. L. Jenkins , Roosevelt ; Tenth ,
H. Clifford Gallagher , Guy A. Ham ,
Taft ; Eleventh , Grafton D. Gushing ,
W. Prentiss Parker Taft
, ; Twelfth , the
J. Sterns Gushing , George L. Barnes , 2nd
Taft ; Thirteenth , John Westall , A. P. sch
Smith , Taft ; Fourteenth , E. B. Keith , In
W. A. Swift , Roosevelt. ,
German Dirigible Wreck. 1,500
Berlin , May 4. Germany's 'Hast cut
word" in dirigibles , the Siemens- loose
Schuckert balloon , which was Intended liam
as the flagship of the modern aerial bug
fleet being formed by the government , jur
was wrecked near Biesdorf Thursday.
New York Death Rate Drops. S
New York , May 3. A report issued bro
by the New York health department near
shows that the death rate in the met the
ropolis is just hah ! what it was in Sw
1866 , when the first municipal board
of health was organized. the
Commission Suspends Rates. the
Washington , May 3. The interstate swi
commerce commission has
advances over the Norfolk & Western svater
from Cincinnati , North and South Carfloa
olina points on class and commodity
rates until November 24.
ALL OVER NEBRASKA
One Thousand Will Sing.
Douglas County. A magnificent
voices in concert will
chorus of 1,000
feature the entertainment which will
be provided for the State Sunday-
when it holds its
annual meeting in Omaha on June 18 ,
19 and 20. The chorus of 1,000 , to be
composted ! of females voices selected
from the Sunday schools of Douglas
county , will give a concert on Mon
day night , June 17 , preceding the
three days' convention of the state as
sociation. ( The chorus will be under
the direction of John S. Helgren , who
has Had considerable success as a
director of large choruses. The con
cert will be given in the Auditorium ,
which will provide ample accommo
dations ; for the large gathering. Offi
cers ( of the state association antici
pate an attendance of 1,500 at the an
nual meeting. Preliminary plans for
the convention are beinj ; made by the
bureau of publicity of the Omaha
Commercial club , which is working in
conjunction with the stale officers.
All meetings will be held in the First
Methodist Episcopal church , which
will easily seat 1,500. Rehearsals
have already been started for the big
concert. Singers are rehearsing in
three squads , one in the northern part
oi the city , another in the southern
and yet another in the central. Pre
liminary : advices from the state indi
cate the coming meeting will be one
of the most representative ever held.
The : various county organizations are
lining ; up for the annual convention in
a way that bespeaks success.
Girl Drank Laudanum.
Gage County. Miss Lottie Wells of
Fairbury is confined in a local hos
pital recovering from the effects of a
two-drahm dose of laudanum self-ad
ministered at Steinauer just before
boarding the Rock Island passenger
train for her home The girl refuses
to divulge the reason for the act.
Boost for Good Roads.
Johnson County. A good roads
movement has been inaugurated by
the Tecumseh Commercial club. It is
the l" intent of the club to co-operate
with the county commissioners , road \
supervisors and Tecumseh street
commissioners in the work.
Flood Ruined Dairy Farm.
Dodge County. Growing out of the
damage done to his dairy farm west
of Fremont by the high water a few
weeks ago , F. E. Pratt will close out
his stock and retire from the dairy
farm business. His farm has been
covered with sand and the pastures
Ross Runs Great Race.
Charles Ross , the Lexington livery
man , who has the unique distinction
of running for president on both the
republican and democratic tickets , re
ceived 1,223 votes in the sixty-four
counties which have reported to the
office of the secretary of state. Of
these 380 were cast by republicans
and SHO by dpmocrats. His high vote
on both tickets was in Saline county ,
where he received 17 as a republican
and 103 as a democrat. He will likely
reach a grand total of 1,500.
Appointed to Normal Board.
Governor Aldrich announces the ap
pointment of A. L. Caviness , now a
member of the board of examiners , as
member of the State Normal board ,
taking the place o ? B. L. Shellhorn ,
whose term expires in May.
Road V/ould Issue Bonds.
The Nebraska Northwestern Rail
way company has asked the railway
commission for permission to issue
- j J
$300,000 ( in common stock and $200-
000 in bonds. The company was in
corporated a few months ago with a
capital stock of $300,000 for the pur
pose ; of constructing a line of railroad
from Springview , Keya Paha county ,
Bassett , Rock county , on the main
line of the Northwestern road.
Drowned in Small Water Hole.
Custer County. A 2-year-old boy ,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Clark ,
who are living on the Frey place ,
seven miles south of Broken Bow , was
accidentally drowned by falling into a
water hole which was four feet deep.
Goes to India as Teacher.
Dodge County. Miss Crissenberry ,
teacher in the North Bend schools ,
: resigned her position for next
term and will go to India as a mis
sionary : teacher for the Woman's Mis
sionary board of Chicago.
Storm Ruins School House.
Custer County. A tornado struck
southeast part of the county line
did much damage. The Algernon
school house was completely wrecked.
it at the time were twelve children
the teacher , Miss Clara Mills. The
building was carried a distance of
( feet. Miss Mills was seriously
about the head and will probably
! Xhe sight of one eye. Mrs. Wil
Runkley , who was driving in a
buggy near the scene , was badly in
Floating Door Saved Life.
Saunders County. Mr. Manstedt , a
brother of Eric Manstedt , who lives
Swedenburg , was a survivor of
ill-fated Titanic. He arrived in
Swedenburg. < Manstedt had a terrible
experience. About ten minutes before
explosion of the ship's boilers is
to have occurred he jumped from
vessel into the ocean. After
swimming about for some time among
wreckage about him in the icy
he managed to get hold of a
floating door , of which he made good
until he was rescued
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