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THE VALEHTIHE DEf.10CP.A1
I. M. RICE , Publisher.
VALENTINE , - - NEBRASKA
FOUR YOUNG MEN DROWN IN Bl <
SIOUX RIVER AT SIOUX
FALLS , S. D.
SHOOT OVER A DAM IN BOATS
One Craft Overturns and Its Occt
pants Are Thrown Into the Swirl
ing V/aters In Attempting The !
Rescue Other Two Meet Death.
Sioux Falls , S. D. The Big Siou :
river in this city was the scene of th <
drowning of four young men. Tin
dead are Matt Yost , William Dahl
John Neeham and Guy Beck. In ;
spirit of fun and daring , the fou :
young man , who were in two boats
two in each , attempted to shoot ovei
the edge of a small dam near th <
Eighth street bridge , in the heart o
the business district The fall of wa
ter over the dam is not over two 01
three feet , but owing to the rise it
the river'for same days , has been rush
ing over the dam at lightnining speed
The first boat got over the dam all
right but the second one capsizec
when it plunged into the water belo\v
the dam , and the two occupants were
thrown into the swirling water. See
ing the danger of the two struggling
men the occupants of the other boai
went to their rescue. They succeeded
in rescuing one of the drowning men
and had drawn him partially into the
boat when their own boat was cap
sized , and all four were left struggling
in the water. They were drowned be
fore assistance could reach them.
FATAL SHOOTING IN KENTUCKY.
Twenty-Five Persons Involved in a
Battle in Jellico.
Jellico , Ky. Fifteen minutes of
battle and bedlam , following upon the
attempt of Marshal Tom Bowlin to
arrest a promiscuous shooter , result
ed in the death of the marshal's wife ,
and Wiley Parton , the shooter , and
the serious injury of at least three
others. Twenty-five persons were in
volved in the battle and at least 150
shots were fired.
When Marshal Bowlin and Parton
opened fire in front of her husband.
Shot twice , she fell to the ground ,
dead. The shooting appeared then to
-become general. When the smoke
cleared away Parton was dead , shot
through the chest , and friends were
seen bearing away his wounded fath
er , Wesley Parton , of fued fame. Al
Butzer , who supported the marshal ,
had a bullet hole in his neck and may
die , while Al Bowlin , brother of the
marshal , had been clubbed on the head
with a revolver.
MRS JAMES ACQUITTED.
fit. Louts Jury Frees Woman Charged
With Slaying Husband.
St. Louis. After thirty minutes'
consideration , a jury acquitted Mrs.
Alma Palmer James of a second de
gree charge of the murder of her hus
band , Leo James. She shot him while
he lay asleep in April , 1911.
The court in instructions to the jury
said it must be found that Mrs. James
was insane when she killed her hus
band if she was to be found not guilty.
Her attorney in addressing the jurors
declared that James' alleged treatment
of his wife resulted in her becoming
the "instrument of just retribution , "
and that she "obeyed an immutable
Mrs. James was not permitted after
the first day of the trial to have her
infant girl , born since James was
killed , to appear in court
Mail By Aeroplane.
Washington , D. C. Postmaster Gen
eral Hitchcock has authorized the post
master at New York to dispatch mail
to Washington on May 22 by aero
plane on request of a Washington
aeroplane company. The postmaster
general is interested in the carriage
of mail by aeroplane and believes the
progress being made in aviation en-
encourages the hope that ultimately
the regular transportation of mail by
aeroplane may be practicable.
Live Stock Market.
Sioux City. Cattle Good to choice
corn fed steers , ? 7.50@S.50 ; medium
to good , $ G.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 $firstname.lastname@example.org , with a bulk of the
sales at $email@example.com. Sheep Lambs ,
? firstname.lastname@example.org ; yearlings , $7.00@S.OO ;
ewes , email@example.com.
Belden to Des Moines.
Wichita , Kan. Ira Belden , outfield
er with the Wichita club for the past
two years , has been sent to the Des
Moines Western league club.
Damage By Tornado.
Annlston , Ala. Three persons are
reported killed , scores injured and
property damage estimated at $75,000
as the result of a tornado at Talla-
geda , Ala. Telephone and telegraph
wires were down and the city is in
TROOPS ON THE MOVE
CAVALRY AND INFANTRY IT
PHILIPPINES ORDERED HOME.
All Soldiers Acclimated to Tropics An
Being Distributed Along
Washington , May 9. The Seconc
cavalry and the Fifth regiment of in
lantry now In the Philippines wen
ordered to embark immediately foi
the United States.
After arriving in San Francisco the
cavalry v/111 proceed without delay tc
Fort Huachicha , on the border of MexIco
Ice , in Arizona. The infantry will gc
to San Antonio for distribution along
the Rio Grande.
It is most significant that all of the
United States troops acclimated tc
the tropics through service in the
Philippines , are now being quietlj
withdrawn from the islands and quiet
ly assigned to positions on the border ,
It was stated at the war department
that before June 15 every cavalry regi
ment in the United States will be on
duty on the Rio Grande.
It is confidently anticipated that
within the next few days the Eleventh
infantry , now stationed at Fort Rus
sell , Wyo. , will be on its way to San
Antonio. Cars for the transportation
of these troops have already arrived
at the fort
In explaining the preparations at
Fort Russely , the war department an
nounced that it proposed to be ready
for any emergency.
The war department Instructed
Colonel Steever , stationed at San An
tonio , to Immediately investigate the
shooting of Private John Baker on
guard duty on the Rio Grande , near
The bullet came from the Mexican
side of that river. If this report is
not satisfactory to the United States
Secretary Wilson will make immediate
presentation to the government of
Escalon , Mex. , May 9. General
Orozco , In command of the rebels
here , has refused to recognize the
provisional government established
last week at Juarez.
He has sent Gomez a telegram
threatening him with arrest unless he
leaves Mexico. Gomez , it is under
stood here. Is virtually a prisoner in
Juarez. Orozco says he only invited
Gomez to come and consult him and
not to set up a government.
TOBACCO USER IS BARRED
Stormy Debate Over Question in Meth
odist Conference at Minne
apolis , Minn.
Minneapolis , Minn. , May 10. A
stormy debate arose in the Methodist
general conference here Wednesday
over the use of tobacco by officials
high in office. A resolution was pre
sented by Dr. Robert Stephens , Dan
ville , 111. , to the effect , "That it is the
sense of this general conference that
no person should be elected to any of-
Qce within the gift of the conference
who uses tobacco In any of Its forma. "
A vigorous debate ensued. Dr. Rob
ert Watt of Delaware , while favoring
the motion , declared that It was a
dangerous and unwise thing to try to
regulate conduct by rules. Doctor
Bettys of Nebraska retorted that big
sSrporations passed on the conduct of
its employes , and the conference had
the same right Motions to defer to
3ther committees were defeated. Dr.
Fames Bowe of Chicago created much
imusement by a motion to refer the
natter to the committee on education
rhe motion was finally adopted by
in overwhelming majority.
Recommendations were adopted , un
ier the direction of Rev. W. S. Chinn
solored delegate from Louisiana , that
he home missionary society provide
lid to ministers and their people who
iad suffered by thousands In the re-
: ent floods in the south.
3. 0. P. COMMITTEE TO MEET
Republicans to Assemble at Chicago
June 6 to Decide Con
New York , May 10. A call has been
ssued for a meeting of the Repub-
Ican national committee In Chicago
in Thursday , June 6 , to decide con-
ests among delegates to the Repub-
Ican national convention.
It will be the earliest meeting In
aany years , because of the many con-
ests. The last da for filing contests
5-111 be May 29.
CARDINAL TO BUY A YACHT
CConnell of Boston Planning Sea Di
version for the Summer Out of
Marblehead , Mass.
Boston , May 11. Cardinal O'Connell
lay take up yachting as a diversion
tils summer. He is at present negoti-
ting for the purchase of a fine yacht ,
'hich is stored at Marblehead. If the
ardinal buys the yacht it Is under-
teed that he will pass much of his
me in Marblehead waters this sum-
Dives to Track ; Saves Child.
Jefferson , Ga. , May 13.'Soap"
ockett , fireman on the Georgia Mid-
nd railroad , plunged head first from
le pilot beam of a moving train near
sar here Friday and saved the Jife of
white baby givl.
rs. Davis Discontinues Divorce Sui * .
New York , May 13. Cecil Cirk !
avis , the wife of Richard Ilardin ? :
ivis , novelist and dramatist , has
mtliuied her-suit for an absolute
> rce. She brought the aciiozt
jhruary , 191C.
WHERE THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA RESIDES
a \ ' < tl\r4' \ ' <
& 1 $ < 5
formal installation of Yuan Shih-Kai as president of China , took place In the new Wai-wu-pu ( foretgu office
fice ) building , and that structure is being used temporarily as the presidential residence.
SIXTY PERSONS IN TORRAS RE
GION DEAD AND OTHER SEC
TIONS TO HEAR FROM.
ST. SOPHIA LEVEE GIVES WAI
Thousands of Acres Are Added to th
Devastation Caused by Rushinc
Waters From the Mississippi Ovei
New Orleans , May 9. Thousands ol
acres were added to the flooded re
gions of Louisiana when the levee at
St. Sophia , forty miles above New Or
leans , broke Tuesday.
The country over which the watei
Is spreading has always been regarded
as absolutely safe from floods. The
desperate fight for control of the situ
ation goes on , with reports coming ID
of heavy loss of life and great prop
Sixty persons have lost their lives
in the Terras region alone , and it is
feared that wllen reports come in from
the remote sections that the number
will be much larger. The total area
of devastation to date is 4,590 square
miles. One hundred and five thousand
people are homeless in the section
from Rosedale , Miss. , to Natchez , and
from Arkansas City to the Red river ,
and absolutely dependent upon the
government for rations. These figures
exclude the greatest flood center
that from Torras , La. , south.
FIFTY KILLED BY QUAKES
Mexican Cities Are Visited by Disas
trous Tremors Volcano of Colima
Mexico City , May 11. Thirty-four
persons were killed and many build
ings in the city of Zapatalan , located
an the slope of the volcano of Colima ,
were destroyed there by an earth-
luake Thursday. Sixteen persons
were killed In the city of Ciudad Guz-
nan and ten others were seriously in
In the city of Guadalajara twelve
listinct shocks were felt and consid
erable damage was done.
More than a half million dollars of
lamage , including the total destruc-
; lon of a Catholic church , Is reported
rom the town of Quartel. Following
he quakes , the volcano became ac-
The observatory here predicts that
Mexico City will be visited by a disas-
rous earthquake within twelve hours.
MRtNERS NAME OFFICERS
Jouncil Will Meet Next Year at Dal
las , Te * . , on May 13 and 14
Los Angeles , Gal. , May 10. South-
rn Shriners scored a decisive victory
t the meeting of the Imperial council
ere Wednesday by electing Ernest A.
! utts , potentate of the Alee temple ,
lavannah , Ga. , as imperial outer
uard by a handsome majority over
11 other candidates , and the naming
f Dallas , Tex. , as the mecca of the
nperial council next year. May 13
nd 14 , 1913 , were named as the dates
Dr the sessions of the convention in
le Texas city.
Cutts is in direct line for the office
t imperial potentate , and In twelve
ears will automatically succeed to
William J. Cunningham of Baltl-
lore was chosen as the next imperial
Lightning Kills Woman.
Sioux City , la. , May 13. While look-
ig out of the window of her farm
Dme near here Friday , Mrs. George
aunders was killed by a bolt of light-
Ing. Four children in the room were
Steel Orders Increase.
New York , May 13. The United
: ates Steel corporation announced
riday thr.t on April 30 it had on hand
iflllcd orders for 5.G64.SS5 tons , an in-
ease of 360.0-H over the preceding
SAYS HE WAS TRAPPEE
WITNESS REPUDIATES STATE
MENTS IN ARCHBALD CASE.
Scranton , Pa. , Man Admits Judge Pay
His Carfare to and Expenses
Washington , May 11. At the it
quiry into charges of misconduc
against Judge Robert W. Archbald o
the commerce court before the housi
judiciary committee which is to d
termine whether impeachment prc
ceedings shall be brought against thi
jurist , Edward" J. Williams of Scran
ton , Pa. , a government witness , admit
ted the reason he obtained a lette :
from Judge Archbald in the Erie culn
bank transaction was that he realize <
many railroad cases were in Judg <
Archbald's court and that Captaii
May , who controlled the coal property
was a railroad man.
in connection with the testimony
Williams denied all knowledge of the
contents of signed statements secured
from him by the department of justice
In these statements he implicated
Judge Archbald in various coal land
deals with the Erie & Lehigh rail
Speaking of his visit to Washington
at the time the statements are alleged
to have been made , Williams said :
"I came hurriedly in response to a
telegram from William P. C. Borland.
I was met , I think , by Mr. Borland ,
and we had a good lunch. Then they
took me to the department of justice ,
and the attorney general questioned
me. Later I was given some papers
to sign. I don't know what was In all
those papers. After that I went back
to Scranton , but before I left Borland
I told him he had betrayed me. Bor
land paid my expenses to Washington
on that trip. "
Under cross-examination by Attor
ney Worthington , representing Judge
Archbald , Williams said that for years
he had been a daily visitor to Bor
land's office and that Borland had in
duced him to make his first statement
Implicating Judge Archbald in the
coal land transactions.
William P. C. Borland and C. G.
Borland , witnesses against Judge
Archbald , will testify on Monday. They
will be interrogated closely as to de
tails of the trap that Williams alleges
they set for him.
"SIDNA ALLEN KILLED ME ! "
Such Were Dying Words of Judge
Massie , According to Eye-Witness
Wytheville , Va. , May 11. "Sidna Al
len killed me ! " These were the dying
words of Judge Massie as he lay
mortally wounded beside the bench in
the Carroll county court house at
Hillsville after the court had been shot
ip by the Allen gang , according to
Daniel Thomas , a lumberman , who
; vas a witness at the trial of Floyd Al-
Thomas was one of the two or three
nen who did not flee from the court
oem when the firing began , but re-
nained to care for the injured.
Many character witnesses testified
hat they had founcl Floyd Allen re-
jpectable and honest in busines deal-
Motherless Girl Kills Self.
Louisville , Ky. , May 13. Aline
louse , twelve years old , killed herself
rriday by shooting. Grief because she
iad no mother like the other children
s the cause. Her mother died eight
Jo. U. S. Vessel in Thames in a Year.
New York , May 11. A report by
he medical officer of the port of Lon-
ion , England , discloses the fact that
LO vessel flying the stars and stripes
rrived in the Thames in the whole of
Thrown From Horse ; Killed.
Joliet , 111. , May 11. Frank Viora ,
rell-known horse and livery stable
wiier , of this city was instantly killed
Tiursday when thrown in front of an
lectric car by a horse which he was
iding. " j
COWS CONDEMNED ARE SAID TC
BE O. K.'D AT STOCK YARDS
MRS. DURAND'S LITTLE JOKE
Says Arthur Meeker Used Govern
ment Beef Inspection in an Efforl
to Destroy Her Dairy Business
Regarded Her as Rival.
Washington , May 12. The exist
ence of a conspiracy between the bei
packers and the government meat in
spection service was alleged here last
Friday when Mrs. Scott Durand , a
noted society leader and philanthrop
ist of Chicago , filed sensational evi
dence with Representative Nelson of
Wisconsin in a statement relating
how Arthur Meeker of Chicago , gen
eral manager of Armour & Co. and
himself a clubman and society leader
known in two continents , utilized the
meat Inspection service of the United
States department of agriculture in
an effort to put her famous dairy ,
Crabtree Farm , out of existence be
cause he regarded her as a rival.
In addition , the statement of Mrs.
Durand sLows how , by her woman's
wit , she is alleged to have trapped
the government meat inspectors sent
by Meeker to condemn her herd ,
and how they actually inspected
and passed for Armour & Co.'s ,
warehouses cows which they had
condemned as tubercular on her farm.
So Important is the testimony offered
by Mrs. Durand that she has been
summoned as a witness , and she will
take the stand early next week.
Mrs. Durand charges that Meeker
boasted "he would put me out of
business ; " that government inspectors
from the Chicago stock yards con
demned ten of her seventy cows which
had been frequently tested by veteri
narians and which had taken her five
years to select ; that they ordered
them killed ; that she sent them se
cretly to Armour's plant and the Inspectors
specters , not knowing they had pre
viously condemned the animals ,
thereupon passed them for food.
Mrs. Durand has utilized her wealth
to pursue but one hobby the opera
tion of a model dairy and the distribu
tion of pure milk. Crabtree Farm is
located on the shore of Lake Michigan ,
north of Chicago.
Never before In any controversy
involving the relation of government
officials with the interests have
charges been made by persons , one
against the other , of the social promi
nence of Mrs. Scott Durand and Ar
Coincident with the filing of her
statement , it became known that the
packers , alarmed at the certainty that
the house committee on expenditures
will recommend a thorough investiga
tion of the conspiracy between the
meat trust * nd the meat inspection
service , are bringing every pressure
to bear on members of the house to
block the inquiry. A number of mem
bers of the house have received fran
tic inquiries from the packers urging
them to vote against it and lobbyists
have been busy for a week.
The charges made by Mrs. Durand
were sent direct to Representative
Nelson to be used as part of his argu
ment before the committee , on his res-
Dlution to order the investigation.
Mrs. Durand first telegraphed Mr.
tfelson that she had some information
ibout the operation of the service at
Chicago , and he asked her to forward
it. Mrs. Durand then mailed her
Holland Minister of Marine Quits.
The Hague , May 13. Vice-Admiral
f. Wentholt , minister of marine , re-
iigned Friday in consequence of the
lefeat in the chamber of deputies of
he proposal to build a battleship for
lervice in the Dutch East Indies.
Chief of Police Drops Dead.
Binghamton , N. Y. , May 13. Police
/hief Burdette Abel dropped dead at
lis desk at headquarters here Friday ,
le was sixty-eight years eld and had
ieen a member of the police force for
COULD HARDLY MOVE.
Kidney Trouble Caused Terrible
Mrs. J. S. Downs , 219 N. Sixth St. ,
Chickasha , Okla. , says : "My baclc
across my kidneys became so lame I
could hardly move. My limbs cramp
ed and stiffened and.
I felt completely"
worn out. Nervous
ness and headaches-
kept me in an un-
JSj strung condition and ,
frequent passages of
the kidney secretions
added to my discom
fort I was soon re
lieved , however , after
I began taking Doan's
Kidney Pills and when 1 had used
four boxes , I felt like another woman. "
"When Your Back Is Lame , Remem
ber the Name DOAN'S. " 50c all stores.
Foster-MIlburn Co. , Buffalo , N. Y.
New York Journalists.
"Here's a man who claims to under
stand birds. "
"Well ? "
"Can't we feature it ? "
"We might. " replied the editor of
the New York paper , "if it were played
up properly. Send him out to get an
interview with the first robin , and let's
see what he makes of it. "
Not in Any Way Desirable.
"Do those people who moved into
the flat across the hall seem to be de
sirable neighbors ? " asked the man.
"No , " replied the woman. "I watch
ed everything that came out of the-
njoving van. They haven't a thing-
that we would care to borrow. "
Cure for Insomnia.
"Dibble says he can't sleep. "
"He ought to read the war news-
from Mexico. "
Garfield Tea keeps , the liver In condition ,
Insuring a clear head and good general health.
Driuk before retiring.
Some people impress us as being
too polite to set all that's coming to
Mrs. Whislotv's Soothing Syrnp for Children
teething- , softens tlie pnois , reduces Inflamma
tion , allays pain cures -wind colic , 25c a bottle.
The man who wants the right of
way wants it right away.
"Hub of the Northwest. "
LARGEST IN WEST
DRY CLEANING & DYE1N8 OUR SPECIALTY
517 PIERCE STREET SIOUX CITY. IOWA
Dry Steam Vulcanizing. Agents for Kelley-
Springfield Tires , Reliners , Auto Accessories.
HALLER BROS. , 621 Pearl Street , SIOUX CITY , IOV/A
THE LYTLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY. Sioux City. Iowa
can help you. Store buildings , churches , school
houses and large residences erected everywhere.
in all its branches modern methods. Express
paid one way on $3 orders. W. C. DAVENPORT
CO. , Both Phones2677,417 DouglasSt..SiouxCltyla.
Stack Covers , etc. TENTS TO RENT
G. E. Martin Co.,307 Jackson St. , Sionz Cityla.
Soda Fountains and supplies. We sell them.
Chesterman Co. , Dept. F , Sioux City , la.
Crockery , China , Glassware , Lamps ,
Wholesalers and Manufacturing Agents.
Write for catalog or salesman. SIOUX CITY
CROCKERY CO. , 309-311 NebSt. , Sioux CityIsu
WITH DeLUTH'S GOLDEN DANDRUFF
DESTROYER , BEFORE TOO LATE
wOmplete treatment , at your druggist or post
paid to any address 51.20. Wigs and Toupees-
' .o match and fit. any bald head. DeLuth Golden-
roilet Co. , 316 Grain Exchange Bid ? . , Sioux City. Iowa
Electric Light Plants
for farms and towns. All kinds
of electric fixtures and supplies.
Electric Supply Co. , 525 5tb , Sioux City , la.
THE BRICK WITH A NAME
m. by SIOUX CITY BRICK & TILE WORKS
For Sale By Your Lumberman
You Get Value Received When You Buy
The kind with the
Sold by all grocers , the bands are valuable |
iealerss Gei Oisr PHces
See "Silo Blox"
! lay Products Co , , Slcux Giiy , Ia
. FOUR FACTORIES
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