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WEATHER Cloudy Friday. TONOPAH tmmt toa tkmmk tk Ct Vera It tfct It to 4iMunmU VOL. IV NO. 150 TONOPAH. NEVADA, FRIDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 1C. 1908. PRICE 10 CENTS BD0 STIffi TO WMRCK MMM g'ed Railroad King Char With Big' Land Steal in Nevada -Scan dal DENVER, Oct. 15.' The govern ment is still after Harriman with a sharp stick and Denver has been se lected as the headquarters of the lat est campaign against the magnate and his railroads. He is to be charg ed with the illegal acquisition of 1, 640,000 acres of government land in Nevada along the right of way of the Southern Pacific railway, and it is believed that at least 300,000 acres of these lands are mineral bearing. They are worth untold millions. The investigations are to be con ducted by M. D. McEnery of Denver, chief of the special agents of the gen eral land office. Six of his best trained and mineral experts are now on the gruond. The Southern Pacific has a monop oly on practically every mining camp in Nevada, where all of the alleged wholesale fraud has been committed and in some places whole townsttes have been patented. Patents have been granted on land which miners have worked for forty years and the Investigators expectsito uncover col lusion between railroad officials and government officers. U will be charged that the railroad has taken advantage of the govern' HE RJ 4 MM JSNT1C mm ment grants of 1862 and 1864 which gives them every odd numbered sec tion, but exnressly eliminates the metalliferous lands of every descrip tion. For the last five years Nevada business men have complained, as well as miners and prospectors, that mineral land was being gobbled by the road. Mr. McEnery said today: "It is said that quite a number of mining men and prospectors have be come disheartened during the past ten or fifteen years over the way the railroad has been successfully gob bling up the mineral portion of the state. Many of them take it as a matter of course that, because the railway company has secured title, nothing further can be done In the matter. The result has been that no complaints have gone into the depart ment. ' ' ' "As Is well known, the papers on which the railway has selected these lands are on their face apparently regular, and in the absence of any protest to the department with re spect to the same, patents have is sued. Many of the mining men are learning different now, and the re sult has been these complaints." BRYAN IIEABED TOWARD DENVER (By Associated Press.) PLATTSMOUTH (Neb.) Oct. 15. William J. Bryan closed a three days' speaking tour of his home state with a large meeting in this city tonight, feeling that Nebraska can be safely counted in the Democratic column this year by "a larger majority than received in 1896. After the meeting at Plattsmouth tonight, Bryan took a train for Denver, where he will speak tomorrow. The Battleship Fleet to Arrive at HoKohama Sunday-Reception is Planned TAFT1S I THE SOUTH CHICHGO NEGROES BUYING RIFLES Over Five Hundred Negroes in Black1 Belt of Chicago Said to be Armed Following Preacher's Advice LOUISVILLE (Ky), Oct. 15, Acting on his declaration "That the south is a part of the union, and as such entitled to be considered in a national election," Taft spent the day talking in towns ' and cities of Kentucky. He is the first Republi can presidential candidate who ever visited the blue grass state. He will be the first Republican candidate to carry the campaign into North Caro lina and Virginia, which he intends visitine in the next two days. His reception has been typical of south em hospitality. For the second time since his work on the stump began the Judge made reference to govern ment guarantee of bank deposits, which Bryan is engaged in urging in the weBt. CHICAGO, Oct. 15 The discovery of more than 500 rifles In possession of negroes in the "black belt" caused the police today to break up what they fear are preparations for a race war In Chicago. All of the rifles are of old Spring field make, discarded by the army. They were sold out recently in one large lot by the government, and many of them came to Chicago, where they were disposed of cheaply. Detective Sergeant Charles Agnew, secretary to Assistant Chief Schuett ler, today sent out a corps of detec tives to watch the places in which rifles are being Bold and to question every purchaser. One negro, when stopped by de tectives as he came out of tbp store with a rifle, said: "There are about 500 rifles in the 'black belt.' Negroes are taking the advice of colored preachers, who advise us to arm our selves. There will be no trouble out there unless the white folks bother us. But if they do we will not be caught empty-handed like the neg roes down in Springfield. , We want to be let alone, but we also want to be ready for trouble if it is going to come."- ; ;- " ' NEVADA Hit IS ROBBED MOTHER MRDE SON COMMIT HIS CRIMES (By Associated Press.) LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15. Thos. S. Cunningham, who says he is a miner from Fluorine, Ne- (By Associated Press.) TOKIO, Oct. 16. A wireless message received at 9 this morn ing (Friday), from Rear Admiral Sperry, commanding the Amer ican battleship fleet on its way to Japan from Manila, states that owing to bad weather encountered during the voyage, it Is possi ble the fleet will not arrive at Yokohama before noon Sunday. 'By Associated Press.) TOKIO, Friday, Oct. 16. Some time between dawn and noon Sunday, October 18, the American fleet of sixteen battleships, escorted by a squadron of Japanese war vessels,, will swing around Hachlogiyama into the beautiful harbor of Yokohama. Sixteen welcoming men of war will salute and 336 harmless guns will voice the sentiment of the whole peo ple of Japan. The. first scene of the first act of the week's engagement of the Ameri can fleet in Japan will doubtless be the moBt.'imptssive,' but every num ber on the long program, carefully prepared and as carefully rehearsed, will be new evidence that the wel come found in Japan has been unex celled, unexcelled perhaps, by any of the hearty welcomes extended to it since it left the Atlantic seaboard. Sixteen Japanese war vessels are even now awaiting the battleships at their buoys and throughout the visit each battleship will have officers and men representing the entertaining emperor and people at its beck and call. A high Japanese admiral, speaking of October S saldi "When jthe first gun of ' welcome sounds I American week will have began and a new page will be turne in the history of the relations between the two countries." A condensed view of the official program as ararnged is as follows: Saturday Arrival of the fleet at Yokohama. Exchange or official vis its. Dinner in the evening by the Japanese commander in chief. Sunday The city of Yokohama gives a reception in the park to all the officers and 800 men. Dinner in the evening by the mayor and repre sentative citizens, followed by a re ceDtton by the governor of Kama- gawa at his official residence. Monday Admiral Sperry, accom panted by his flag officers and cap tains, arrive at 9:40 in Toklo. Of ficial visits. Dinner by Ambassador O'Brien at the Imperial hotel. Tuesday His majesty the em peror gives audience and luncheon to Admiral Sperry and thirty of the higher officers. Dinner in the even ing by the minister tr marine at the Navy club. Wednesday Luncheon by the minister of war at the Arsenal gar den. Garden party in the afternoon by Admiral Togo in the Imperial gar dens. Dinner in the evening by the prime minister at his official resi- Thursday Luncheon by the mayor o? Tokio. Afternoon recep tion by the citizens of Tokio in Hlbiya park. Dinner , by the minister of foreign affairs at his official resi dence, and performances later at the Kabukt theater by the Bankers club. Friday Forenoon and afternoon reserved for the American fleet Jap anese dinner at the Maple club. Saturday Departure of the fleet. A large number of entertainments for the warrant officers and men, ex tending throughout the week; have been arranged by the Japanese navy and by the municipal authorities of Tokio and Yokohama. MARKETS WERE QUIET THURSDAY (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Oct. 15. There was only a nominal stock market today, after a brief period of execution of orders for foreign account, until a sudden revival In the last half hour. Whatever impulse may account for the withdrawal from active opera-, tlons of strong financial powers which conducted the recent speculation, it was evident today that with those operations subtracted, nothing was left of the market. Bonds were steady. RACING GAME IS T STAKE (By Associated Press.) CINCINNATI, Oct. 15. -Bookmak-ing will be permitted in defiance of ' the orders of the, Kentucky racing commission at the fall meeting of the Latonla Jockey . club, ; which com mences Monday, the directors of the Jockey club so. deciding at a meeting ( held here this afternoon. It la ex pected the action will bring on a clash with the racing commission, which ' has repeatedly ' declared In favor of the Paris mutual system pf betting,, and only yesterday refused the application of the Jockey club for permission to allow bookmaking at Latonla. If the matter is taken to the courts, not only the control of racing in Kentucky, but the future Of the racing game in that state will fce at stake, 'k ' , . vada, who came here yesterday, .was found today lying near the Santa Fe tracks with a bullet hole in f his chest which may cause death. , The shooting is a mystery. l Robbery and attempt- ed murder is suspected.. ' (By Associated Press.) . OAKLAND Oct. 15. "Baby John", Martin took the witness, stand today and began testimony against Mrs. Isabella, J. Martin,, the woman on trial for dynamiting the horn of Superior Court Judge F B Ogden. The boy, who ts 17 years of age. told his story la a straightforward manner. During the questioning of the district attorney Mrs. Martin made notes of bis answers. Explosives were obtained, said "Baby John."; from Mrs. Mar; tin's mine in Trinity county. The bomb was manufactured in the basement of Mrs. Martin's home in Oakland. The boy stated that he carried it to the Ogden home, placed it on the porch, and made his escape on a bicycle. t .at a afternoon the boy. under the guidance of Assistant District Attorney Hynes. told a thrilling story of three successive attempts he made, dressed in girl's clothing, to dynamite the home of William Dlngee, the millionaire cemem mauuiaciurrr, slsted that this and other adventures, was under threats by his mother. carried out He ia- by him POSTMASTER CHARGED WITH ' EMBEZZLEMENT (By Associated Press) AUSTIN (Nev.), Oct. 15. Dr. Von Tledmann, postmaster at Cortez, Ne vada, was arrested today charged with embezzling $4400 of postoffice funds. The doctor claims his office was entered by burglars and that his personal '88 amounted to $500. JAPS ARE TO BITS (By Associated .Press.) FORT COLLINS (Colo.), Oct. 15. Six persons were , instantly killed and twenty-one others Injured today by the explosion of a missed charge of dynamite at; Inglesida' limestone quarry, sixteen miles northwest of here.V The dead are Japanese and Mexican. - Five Charges of- dynamite had been placed and but for explod ed." While an f attempt was being made to pick fte cap from the nnex ploded charge; It went off. BYM AMITE TRAGEDY . ROBS WRIGHT'S MANAGER- PARIS, Oct. 15. The apartment in the Champs Elysees occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Hart O. Berg was en tered by burglars while Mr. and Mrs. Berg were absent at Le Mans watch- nir wiihnr Wrleht's aeroplane ex periments, and a valuable collection of medallions stolen. Mr. Berg is the Wright brothers' European busi ness manager. (By Associated Press.) SONOMA (Calif.), Oct. 15. Afrlghtful accident occurred today on the Rudolph Spreckels' ranch, four miles from town, In which three men lost their lives by the premature explosion "of a charge of dynamite. It appears that the men were engaged in blasting out a 600-foot 12-lnch well. The dead . men's bodies were frightfully mutilated. Just how the accident happened will never be known, but as the men's faces were blackened and muti lated almost beyond recognition, it is surmised they; were look ing down into the well while lowering; Jhe; 100-pound "charge, of dynamite Into the,, same, and that it prematurely exploded by com ing into contact with the side of the well ten or fifteen feet from the surface. , RAIN OF VOLCANIC ASHES. BASSETIEEB j (Island of Guada-loupe);- Oct. 15. A rain of ashes from volcanoes on Martlnque or St. Vincent islands is falling over Guada loupe. Mount Soufriere, the largest Volcano on St." YiacenC l&laad. Is calm and the ashes must come from some other crater. - , . - THE METAL MARKET. NEW YORK. Oct. 15. Lead, easy. 4.32 4 4.37; copper. dull. 13.20 13.37 V4; silver. 51 3-8. ' AIR OF .MYSTERY AROUND . ABItTJZZI-ELKINS ROMANCE ROME, Oct. 15. The rumors Of the breaking of the propose engage ment between the Duke ofAbrussl and Miss Katherine Elkins can not be traced to any, authoritative source, neither court officials, government circles, the Vatican authorities nor the personnel of the United States embassy having the slightest infor mation on the subject. If you desire ruling or binding In a first-class manner call up the Bo nanza and our solicitor will attend to your wants.