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. AILY . BONAi Historical Society, . Ruiio, Nevada (crcat frees fce n)i)iHi aa thaak the Gea Verae a4 Pkm It fa 1 VOL V. NO. 79 TONOPAH, NEVADA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26, 1909. PRICE10 CENTS. .MICKEY 1MB J MR BanK President Must Now S(tand Trial In- Three Counties of NevadaOrmsby, Esmeralda and Nye WEATHER Warmer; cloudy and probably snow Tuesday. MUST NAT L IRRIGATION CONGRESS WILL MEET AT SPOKANE (Special to. the Bonanza.) SPOKANE (Wash.), Jan. 25. James J. Hill, chairman of the board of directors of the Great Northern Railway company; Howard Elliott, president of the Northern Pacific Railway company, and possibly Gov ernor John A. Johnson of Minnesota, will be among the speakers from the gopher state at the seventeenth na tional Irrigation congress in Spokane, August, 9 to 14, when it is expected that President Taft and several mem bers of his cabinet Will be .in attend ance. R. Insinger, chairman of the local board of control and executive com mittee, has also ! received a letter from Congressman J. H. Davidson of Wisconsin, saying that the subject of chief interest to the people of that i state are forestry, drainage and deep waterways. He adds: N, "Having been a member of the rivers and harbors congress for ten . years, and as chairman of the com mittee on railways and canals, I have given much thought and study to the subject of improved waterways, and I believe much good will result, to the country generally through & cam paign of education on this particu lar subject." Congressman Charles F. Scott ct. Kansas, Invites discussions which would tend to develop the idea of hTJ-te responsibility in codnter dis ' v!pfction to federal action, saying a Jong other things: , "There has been a rapidly grow ing disposition all over the country the last, few years for looking to Washington for legislation of all sorts, particularly for looking to ward the conservation of the devel opment of national resources, with the result that the responsibilities are assumed here which really ' be long to the state and with the fur ther result that the state often loses the good effects of work which it might do because all of the effort is concentrated upon congress, and when that fails to act nothing is done. "For example, the southern Appa lachian states liave for years been hammering at the, doors of congress to get the national government to buy large tracts of forest lands Hi order to conserve them, but thus far without success. They have been so busy lobbying at Washington, how ever, that they have done nothing in their own state capitals to paBS laws, Which their own state legislatures were entirely competent to pass, and which, if in effect during the ten years they have been besieging con gress, would have gone far to cor rect the conditions which they now declare demand federal Interference. "I am sure that a discussion of the comparative duties and responsi bilities of the state and nation in re gard to the various questions, collec tively known as 'conservation prob lems.' would prove not only of inter est but great value." Congressman William W. Cooks, representing the Long Branch dis trict, writes that the state of New York Is chiefly interested in forestry and deeper waterways, adding: "We. however, are interested In all things which pertain to the welfare of the country." L KKHVICK TRANSFERRED TO HSHKKIKH DEPARTMENT (By Associated Press. WASHINGTON'. Jan. U. Kor ad ministration purposes. Secretary tttrauaa f th department of com wcrre and labor, today. transferred th fur seal aervU t JtirUdle lioa ( the bureau of nhi d detail of aamlaUtrallaa wer placed with th fur hoard. The ad Isory Uwrd t r rka M a apkitd. ha4ed b; tftarr JorU. of Staaford 'university. gu.acrtbe for the Haaaas. CARRE NATION EGGED (By Associated Press.) LONDON, Jan. 25. Mrs. Carrie Nation, who attempted to deliver a series of lectures here, met with a hostile recep- tlon at Canterbury music hall, 4 tonight. She was pelted with'4 eggs, one of them striking her in the face. The audience main- tained a chorus of hisses. Mrs. Nation was obliged to quit the' hall ' under police protection. COLORADO MINING CAMPS IN PERIL EROM SNOWSLIDE (By Associated Press.) ' DURANGO (Colo.), Jan. 25. The mining camps of the San Juan sec tion in Colorado are in serious straits as a result of the almost un precedented conditions now existing. Railroad service is demoralized and prospects of getting supplies into Silverton and other camps is far from bright. ' ' ' At one? point on the Denver and Rio Grande, leading to, Silverton, snowslide came down, covering the tracks to a depth of eight feet for a distance of 200 yards. Two engines of the Rio Grande and Southern are practically buried in the snow a" Cumbres pass. HTOOK MARKET SHOWS LITTLE EXCITEMENT (By Associated Press.) , ( NEW YORK, Jan. 25. Develop mentsover week end had no effect on moving speculative interest in the stock market.- The Bank of Eng' land was permitted to take up Smith African gold laid down in the Lon don, market at a concession in price and without any competition on be half of Paris. This is the first week for this to happe sine the period well back into last year, and marks the culmination of accumulations of gold by the Bank of France, which has been going on during this period. Stock market 'bonds were irregular. WOULD BIG INCREASE IN AiiRICULTURAL APPROPRIATION (By Associated Pre.) WASHINGTON. Jan. 25.---In the agricultural department appropria tion bill reported to the noun today there la an Increase of $1,103.10 over the amount Riven tht 'apart ment for work during tha pi sent year, although th amount reported. tU.IIMZO. Is Waa by ll.1IJ.TM than that epertd by tha secretary of agriculture. Th laareet lucre la appropriation la that ot about 30, for lb bureau ot plaat in auttry. lb lacreaa betag tu chlf I to tn a4 for demoaatratloa erk an reclamation projects. for trtry bureau tha aaiouat rataadd b th commit) na After Long Delay Famous Bank Case Will Jie Tried Case Is of More Than Ordinary Interest to the People of Nevada CARSOX, Jan. 25. The supreme court tlds morning rendered a decision in the case of T. B. Rickey, president of the defunct State Bank and Trust company, who was indicted under what is known as , the Pyne banking law, passed two years ago. The indictment was assailed on its constitutionality. - The court unanimously upholds the law and remands the defendant to the sheriffs of Esmeralda and Onnsby counties. The case was appealed from Esmeralda county. . . Rickey is now in California, where' ho has taken up his home. It is expected he will be brought to this city immediately in case he does not surrender in person. The defense was given until Thurs day to answer orally or file briefs. Rickey is now in California, where he has taken up his home. It ing irregularities. He will first be given a hearing in Ormsby county. In case of failure to convict him there, Esmeralda county will next give lUm a trial. Should they be unable to substantiate the charge against Mm, Nye county will have the next try to convict the former bank president. V This case is one of the most important in the annals of bank ing in Nevada, and the outcome of lUckey's trial will be watched throughout the state with -i ntt-nse interest. Leaislature Did Little Work CARSON, Jan. 25. At the Nevada legislature this morning several bills of local measures passed both houses. In the senate a bill approximating $5000 for the use of the fish commissioner was passed. This bill acts in conjunction with California, allow- ing Nevada to purchase land near the California line to establish a hatchery. The bill allowing the deputy district attorney of Washoe county an Increase in salary passed the senate. In the assembly little was done except reference on bills. This was the first pay day under the new law giving new members $10 a day instead of $8 as before. This applies to new members only, hold- over senators receiving the old sum. The senate adjourned until tomoyrow at 11 o'clock, while the assembly will meet In the after V noon to consider several bills that were vetoed by Governor Sparks at the special session last winter. - V ' PROPERTY LOSS FROM FLOOD IS 'HEAVY (By Associated Press.) ANTIOCH, Jan. 25. Bethal tract or Sand Mound district, as it is com monly known, lying south of Jersey island on the mainland, and contain ing 4000 acres of reclaimed land, has succumbed to the flood waters. The loss will probably reach a half mil lion dollars. The total acreage flood ed since the storm is 32,200 acres. PROTGC Important Conference Held At White House Several Speeches Made (Associated Preaa.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. 1-e Importance of the preservation of the home waa tha central theme of discussion at a conference on tha car of dependant children, which, waa opened by Presl- dent Roosevelt at tha white house today. The subject under dli- ruasloa waa "Should the Breaking ot Horn Bo Permitted for Rea- aona of Poverty, Inefficiency. Immorality." It waathe unanimous' opinion of an array of charity worker that children can beat b removed from the family circle oaly when proper aupervlstoa of the bom becomes Impossible. It waa also the eoaeenaua of opln- l that where poverty mIiIi la the boot, stai aid ahwwld U 4 given. Numerous addreaaea were mad by promt at nt mea coa aected with cbarltabl lastttutloaa aad others. Aa emphatic af Irmatlv waa given th a,eetka: "Should Stat 1 aspect tb Work ot Aft Children Cartag Agearlea, lacludiag Both last rue. tlon aad Horn Ftadtag Ageaclea." A pablle meeting held toalghl at tb New Wltlard hotel, aad homeless childrea aad child earlag agaarlea r discussed at ieagta Yesterday SEVERAL KILLED AND INJURED I2LR. R. ACCIDENT ? . (By Associated Press.). CUMBERLAND (Md.), Jan. 25.. Four men are dead, seven others in Jured, some seriously, as a result of an accident on the inclined railway in Piedmont and Georges Creek com pany's coal mine near Piedmont, West Virlginta, today. Try a Bonanza want ad. 4.34 III RAIN IN . 24 HOURS (Special to the Bonanza.) PASADENA, Jan. 25. This city has just experienced the heaviest rainfall in its history, 4.34 inches o'f water having fallen In twenty-four hours. Streets are flooded and much v damage has been done to fruit and agricultural interests. The rainfall for the same period at Los Angeles is reported to have been 2 inches. SURVEYS MADE FOR A SPUR TO PIONEER PROPERTY (Special to the Bonanza.) RHYOLITE, Jan. 25. Both the Las Vegas and Tonopah and the Tonopah and Tidewater roads, have made preliminary surveys for an ex tension track hp into the Mayflower Pioneer section. The Tonopah and Tidewater people, as stated last week, were the first in the field at that time, and a route was outlined which left the main line above Springdale, and circled south and west over a very plausible grade, a distance In all of about eight miles, up to the mines. The Las Vegas and Tonopah has been in the field during the last week. They have also figur ed out a route into the place. Their line runs up from 2?eatty, with the same general direction as that adopt ed by the other line. The plans now being considered by the railroad officials, and the one that seems likely of adoption, is to arrange for the Las Vegas company to use the Tonopah and Tidewater track to the junction, and for both roads to unite on the construction of one track out to the mines. . THE METAL MARKET. NEW YORK, Jan. 25 Lead, dull, 4.22 4.22; copper, nominal, 14.00 14.25; silver, 52. OHES GREAT NORTHERN FILES STATEMENT ALLEGED ERRORS (By Associated Preaa.) ST. PAUL, Jan. 25. The Great Northern railway today filed a state ment In the federal court ot alleged error la the decision ot the supreme court of Minnesota la the matter of tba 4 per cent gross earnings tai wMrh tba supreme court recently de clared legal and constitutional. Tb railroad Bet up th Irrepealabl cbrale of lie territorial charter, aalrh tied th gross earalag statis tic at t per ceat. It la reported thai lb Chicago Great Northern also look appeal tram tb supreaae court decMoa. f ; W da bnuhMedlag aad rullag of all klada. 1RVIV0RS OF OCEAN WRECK REACH SAFETY (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Jan. 25. Less than seventy-two hours after the crash be tween the ocean liners Republic and Florida off Nantucket shoals, which eventually sent one to the bottom and reduced the other to a state of staggering helplessness, survivors of this deep sea tragedy found a haven at last. .; At nightfall tonight 1650 passen gers frpm the two vessels were safe In port, being brought here by the Baltic, while near it was the rescued officers and crew of the Republic aboard the derelict destroyer Seneca, to which they were transferred from the revenue cutter Gresham after staying until the last moment by their sinking vessel. . The Florida is now docked at Brooklyn. Only the Ill-fated Republic was wanting . to coniplete the list, and she, too, was In the port of call, which doubtless will prove her final resting place, beneath thirty-eight fathoms of water, fifteen miles south of Nantucket shoals lightship. Fol lowing the Baltic into the harbor was the Florida, battered almost to a sinking condition herself by the force of the blow she dealt the Re public, and bearing the bodies of her own three dead and injured members of her crew. There are three ver sions as to what happened on the bridge of the Florida when the Re publls loomed up in front of her through the morning fog. Little, coud be learned from Captain Ros pinl. According to others who were aboard the Florida, however, some thing went wrong with the Florida's steering Vhen the collision was im minent. The only story Is that the quartermaster had the wheel when the commander yelled for It to be jammed to starboard. He put it to port instead and, the liners crashed into each other. Another version is that the man dropped the wheel In the panic when danger impended. Both versions agree that the com mander telle dthe quartermaster with an iron spike following what he must -have considered the seaman's recreancy. The injured quarter? master was brought to port today on the Baltic. He stoutly asserts that he was not at the wheel when the ac cident occurred. No definite cause of thfe accident will probably be learned until both oemmanders make final statements. The Florida's bows were crumpled up by the impact with the Republic's plates, the beams being buckled and twisted for a dis tance of fully thirty feet. The fore peak is full of water and the stern high out of water. OAS KXPLOSION IN MINE KILLS AND MAIMS (By Associated Press. 1 PITTSBURG, Jan. 25. In an ex plosion of gas in the mine of tie Merchants Coal company at Boswell, one man is dead and a dezen others more or less seriously injured. Su perintendent Logan and party of ' miners were investigating conditions in the mine at the time and were a mile, back in the mine when the ex plosion occurred. The force of the explosion turned upside down a ten ton motor. The mine caved In and tha pasa gate waa completely block ed, with ten men back of the ob structions. CONVICTED MURDERER DIES IX PRISON HOttriTAL (By Associated Presai SAN' RAFAEL, Jan. tS. Daalel Meskel. condemned to death for tb murder of Police uaa Patrick II. Lyons la Loa Aagetea la HOT. Kd today la th prison hoopltal at San Queatla. th ru!t of lajurlea -talaiNl October I J last, wbea be at tempted la kill httttaelf by jampleg from th third Her cell I the courtyard below. Tb tall bra aa leg aad ? iet lajured kirn tatta any.