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VOL. IV NO. 150
TONOPAH. NEVADA, FRIDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 1C. 1908.
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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'
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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.
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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.

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