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The Investor's Authority
On Mining Matters
Pioneer Newspaper of
Tonopah Mining District
NO. 29
Spoclal to the Bonanza
GOLD-FIELD, Dec. 23. Within
the confines of a prison cell, hlf
mind wavering between hope and
doubt, Christmas for Jack Sheridan
rill not he very pleasantly spent.
The state submitted its Bide of the
raae today, after which both sides
agreed on the instructions to the
jury. Then adjournment was taken
until Monday morning, when the
closing addresses will be made by
counsel for the respective sides.
iuc uujuuriimeni was agreed 'Upon
by the attorneys, who wished to es
cape a night session In court.
The last witness to be examined
for the state was Dr. Gardner, 'i
noted Insanity expert from San
Francisco. Dr. Gardner stated that
Sheridan was afflicted with inher
ited nervous temperament, and that
his mind was perfectly clear at the
time the tragedy was committed, as
was shown by the unusual interest
taken by the defendant when he
counted his money after being
placed under arrest.
The defense asked Gardner but
three questions on cross-examination.
"Is It not a fact." said Attorney
MiC'arran, "that you are always
paid for your services as nn expert
"It Is," replied Dr. Gardner.
'"You will then admit that your
testimony favors the side which em
ploys ysu?"
"I do," was the. response.
"Who Is paying you in this
case?" was the third question.
"Th-; Kt;ite," replied Gardner, and
il was then that th defense rested.
ISy ABRorltiteil 1'rens
CHICAGO, Dec. 23. Congress
man Tawney of Mlnesota, chairman
of the house committee on appropri
ations, said tonight that the Pnn
ania runal will be completed and
opened by Jai. J, 1915, at a total
cost of $375,000,000.
A woman Is willing to admit a
man's superiority when It romcs to
translating a time table.
Ex-President Will be Guarded by a Strong
Force News of Defeat of Government
Troops Withheld from People.
By Ansoclatod Proas
MANAGUA, Dec. 23. Ex-Pres-dent
Zelaya leaves here tomorrow,
probably to go aboard the Mexican
gunboat General Guerrero Immed
iately. The gunboat is now lying
in the harbor of Corlnto. Because
of hostile demonstrations here In
Hie last few days against the old
administration, it is probable that
Zelaya will bo escorted by a strong
guard to Corlnto.
News of the defeat of, the Ze
layan army at Kama Is carefully
guarded from the public. Various
rumors are current, but alleged of
ficial dispatches from General Gon-
The Nevada pure food law goes
Into effect January 1 and Prof. C.
Dlnsniere, who Is collector of sam
ples under this new state law, will
Immediately after the law goes Into
effect, travel throughout .the state
collecting samples and making In
vestlgatinns to see that, the law Is
being complied with. lie will not
only have much authority under
this new law, but will have addi
tional authority given him by the
United States government. lie has
received a commission from the
secretary of agriculture naming him
Red Cross
Wounded Soldiers.
GETS $o,(MH),000 GIFTS
Fly Associated Press
NEW YORK, Dec. 23. During
the year 1909, Columbia university
has received gifts aggregating near
ly $5,000,000. a sum believed to
be a record for educational institu
tions In the east. The largest sin
gle contributions were from the es
tate of the late George Crocker, the
California millionaire, and the be
quest of John Stewart Kennedy, the
New York banker who died recent
ly. The Crocker gift amounts to
approximately $1,500,000, while the
Kennedy gift will total about $2,
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON", Dec. 23. The
world's production of gold and sil
ver for the calendar year 1908, as
estimated by the bureau of the
mint, based upon both official and
unofficial information, was: Gold,
2t.37S.4SO fine ounces, valued at
$44 1,932,2(10; silver, 203,1 . SO, 370
line ounces, of a commercial value
of $108, 084,400. As compared to
1 907, there was an increase In the
gold product of $31,376,900, and In
silver an Increase of 18,992.300 fine
ounces. Africa showed the greatest
Increase in gold production, with an
Increase of $14,830,900 in 190S
over 1907. The largest Increase in
the production of silver was in
Mexico, and amounted to 12,517,000
fine ounces. A decrease In the sil
ver production by 4.074,000 fine
ounces in the United States is not
ed, us compared to 1907.
zales claimed a victory for the gov
ernment troops. These reports have
been spread broadcast, but the real
truth has begun to filter through,
and Managuans ure learning that
the revolutionists won the battle al
Iiama, and that they will soon de
vote their attentions to the capital.
General Vasquez Is here on sick
leave. His troops at Kama are un
der the command of Gonzales.
General Toledo, recently at the head
of the Zelayan forces at Greytown,
which is said to be surrounded by
insurgents, is also here.
Dr. Judun Irins resigned today as
an assltant, chemist, expert in the
department of agriculture, with the
power to investigate and bring to
justice tJI persons or firms found
violating the United States pure
food law. Dinsmore declares that
be has his laboratory at the univer
sity In readines for this work and
that he believes the law will result
in much good in this state.
Make home the loufing place and
playground for your children, and
ten chances to one the little feet
that hnve tracked your floor with
mud will not leave their footprints
Society is
Emergency Hospitals Established on
American Gunboats--Appeal is
Sent Out for Supplies.
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON", Dec. 23. Fol
lowing a premonitory warning to
President Madrlz that the United
States would hold him personally
responsible for the safety of Amer
icans' in western Nicaragua, the
state department tonight extended
more than moral encouragement to
the revolutionists.
Under the orders of Secretary
Knox, American Red Cross funds
will be expended in caring for the
sick and wounded of both armies,
more than 2000 of whom are inca
pacitated at Minefields. This move
on the part of the United States is
expected to be mora efficacious than
a strong Invading force.
According to a message sent to
the American consul, Thomas Mof
fat, at Minefields, the Red Cross to
morrow will telegraph $5000, and
an additional $5000 if more is re
quired. The navy department has
Instructed" Captain Shipley to land
whatever surplus supplies can be
spared from the ships now at Blue
flelds, and orders will be gem to
the Prairie, now nt Colon, to trans
port, immediately to liluefields from
the stores intended for the marines,
and from the Panama canal com
missary such supplies as the consul
may ask within the limit of $5000.
In the latest dispatch received
Eight are Hilled
by Gas Explosion
in a Coal Mine
fly Associated Press
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 23. Eight men
were killed and the lives of 400
others imperilled by an explosion of
gas main "A," of the Chicago and
Carterville Coal company at Herrin,
Ills., late today. Open lamps car
ried by mine engineers and assis
tants, caused the disaster, according
to information at the mine office to
the Associated Press. There were
three men and a boy iu thjs party,
and all were killed. The prompt
action of the management resulted
in the safe exit of hundreds of men
who were working beneath the sur
face. Within five minutes after the
along the paths of vice and crime,
the sweet faces of our boys that
have been such a jay to you in your
childhood will not adorn the rogues'
gallery; the little hand that has
been so oft pressed to your lips will
not play the slot machine for chew
ing gum, the chubby arms of
your daughters that have so oft en
twined your neck will not be em
ployed to embrace a street rowdy
and their lips will not be pressed
to those befouled with obscene lan
guage, nor sip the wine that leads
to shame.
Cables are all little human morn
ing glories that spring from the soil
of love, climb up the trelliswork of
affection, entwine themselves about
the hearts of the parents and send
out little feelers, the little dingers,
that reach from one heart to the
other, drawing tlrfe two closer and
closer together, twining and Inter
twining about them until they be
come one common mass and are in
deed two hearts that beat as one.
Fortunately but few people are
mind readers, therefore they never
discover what their neighbors really
think of thera.
Taking Care of the
from Consul Moffat he says: "Two
thousand starved and - emaciate-',
prisoners have been brought here
from Zelaya's surrendered army.
The sight presented by the sick and
weary tottering through the streets
Is horrible. Half aro mere boys.
Emergency hospitals established at
Des Moines and Tacoma contain 90
wounded. Few of the surrendered
had shoes or blankets, and score3
are almost naked. General Estrada
is furnishing food, clothing and
blankets as best he can. Flour,
beans, rice, sugar, coffee and con
densed milk are needed immediate
ly to feed the starving- Zelayan sol
diers. Disease and death threaten
unless they are given the best or
care and food, and at once."
Incidentally, the consul reported
that more than 9000 were killed on
both sides in the recent battle at
It is intimated that the state de
partment does not view with favor
the idea of Zelaya going aboard the
Mexican gunboat Guerrero. While
there are no official assurances di
rectly upon that particular point, it
is generally understood here that
the United States will take proper
steps to prevent such an act, and
that any attempt of Mexico to safe
guard Zelaya will be looked upon
as unfriendly by the United States.
first reports of the explosion, min
ers in the immediate vicinity of the
accident had started toward the
surface and on the return trips of
the cage rescuers were lowered.
Among the dead are: W. T.
Pierce, mine engineer; Eugene Bar
rett, assistant engineer; Thomas
Williams, assistant manager; Thom
as Guinney, superintendent ot the
mine; Robert Huston, the manager,
who headed the first relay of res
cuers. Fire started shortly after the ex
plosion and tonight all efforts are
directed towards fighting the flames.
By Associated Press
' JACKSONVILLE, Dec. 23. Wil
liam J. Bryan, who has been in this
city several days as the guest of
his cousin, William Jennings, .was
too ill tonight to deliver a sched
uled address for Hie benefit of a
local hospital. Bryan is Buffering
from a severe cold, and pneumonia
is threatened.
A message from the bedside of
Bryan tonight declared that he is
resting easy and that his condition
Ib In no way serious.
"I had an awful case of night
mare last night. I dreamed I was
being run over by an automobile."
"That was not a nightmare. It
was a rase-of wheels in 3'our sleep."
Subscrlbo now Dally Bonanza
and S. F. Bulletin $1.25 per month
By Associated Press
To Bave the life of Reed Crews, the
young liveryman who was horribly
burned In falling across two elec
tric power wires, six weeks ago,
physicians today appealed to the
public for 300 additional volunteers
to give up portions of their skin to
be used in grafting upon the burned
portions of Crews' body.
So great is the interest in the
case that 350 persons already have
submitted to the skin grafting op
eration and approximately 900
inches of cuticle have been trans
ferred to Crews' body.
The bond for T. G. Lockhart, re
ceiver for the Nyey and Ormsby
bank, has been filed with the clerk
of the court and the official oath ad
ministered, and the new receiver
has entered upon his duties.
The bond represents the" "sum of
$250,000 and is signed by the fol
lowing well known residents of this
state and the amounts to which they
secure the receiver follow their
George Wlngfield, $50,000; Geo.
S. Nixon, $100,000; II. Riter, $10,
000; S. C. Gibson, $5000; Jacob
Hook, $20,000; C. H. Colburn,
$5000; M. Sheeline, $10,000; Lulu
M. McKissick, $15,000; James May,
$20,000 and J. II. Geese, $75,000.
The bond has been approved by
Judge Langan and is undoubtedly
as safe a bond as was ever filed in
the state, the sureties all being mn
of wealth and standing in Nevada.
Demand of Schley Raises Storm Among the
Members of the National Ceographical
Society -
By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23. Rear
Admiral Schley's demand that Peary
submit his Polar data to the con
sistory of the University of Copen
hagen for verification, following
that body's repudiation of Cook,
has raised a storm among the mem
bers of the National Geographical
society, which gave Peary a clean
bill of health. Leading members
claim that the scientists of the
United States would be be-meaning
themselves it they acknowledged
that their findings needed verifica
tion. There seems to be no dlspo-
According to the officials of the
Southern Pacific, extensive improve
ments are being planned, and a
number are already under way, on
the company's overland line in Ne
vada. The opening of the Western
Pacific railroad for transcontinental
business has hastened these Im
provements on account of the short
er distance, easier grade and free
dom from snow on the new Gould
line between Salt Lake and San
Practically the entire track is to
be re-ballasted and replaced with
the 90-pound rail, which the com-
By Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Dec. 23. At a con
ference In the office of Governor
Eberhart, which was attended by
representatives of the railway coun
cil of the American Federation of
Labor, and all the twin city lines '
affected by the switchmen's strike,
propositions were made by both the
railroads and switchmen, for a set
tlement of the strike. No agree
ment was reached, and it was
agreed to meet again In the morn
ing. ' The conference was attended by
Governor Eberhart, the secretary
and members of the state railway
commission, and State Labor Com
missioner McEwen. , The proposi
tion of the railroads is to employ
as many of the former employees as
they have room for under the pres
ent agreement, until a termination
of the conference now going on be
tween the switchmen and railroads
of the Chicago district, when the
twin city roads agree to meet any
wage increase or any working con
ditions granted the switchmen on
the Chicago liuetj.
By Associated Press
SEATTLE, Dec. 23. Whether
Mrs. Dorothy Woodhead, a young
waitress, whose mutilated body was
found In Lake Union early yester
day morning, was killed accidentally
on the street car trestle which runs
over the place where she was
found, or whether she was lured la
the siot and murdered, still re
mains the subject of police investi
gation. From the fact that little blood
was found on the trestle and from
the report of physicians who per
formed an autopsy last night, the
coroner gives the opinion that tho
girl was killed and placed on the
track, where a car struck her body
and flung it Into the lake.
Her husband, who is said to have
written threatening letters to her,
was last heard of in Minneapolis.
Happiness is the result of belni?
poor and respectable according to
the storv books.
sition to withhold from Copenhagen .
the data, which Peary submitted,
but there is well defined opposition
to turning it over to the Danish
scientists for official action Prof
Gannett, chairman of the committee
that passed upon Peary's reports,
said that nothing could be gained
by submitting the records to the
University of Copenhagen, and that
the committee was fully qualified
to . arrive at an unbiased conclusion,
notwithstanding that almost every
member was personally acquainted
with Peary.
pany has now adopted as its stand
ard; double tracks will be built in
several sections of the line, and ex
tensive improvements to the various
tunnels of the road will have to be
The Austin Reveille Btates that
George Wingfleld has' invested
$100,000 in the Lander Livestock
company, of which George Watt is
the general manager. The company
has k capital of $250,000. It owns
over 8000 acres of patented land
and most of the best range country
In eastern and southern Lander
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