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THE METAL MARKET Silver, 50 7-8. Lead 430-40. Copper, 1223-50. Weather Forecast Rain Tuesday VOL VI. NO. 172 TONOPAH, NEVADA, TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 19, 1909. PRICE 10 CENTS. LAST OF THE CONVICT Two Take Refuge in Hay Stack and are Driven Out When Farmer Sets Fire to Their Hiding Place. Running Battle Ensues in Which One Convict is Wounded The Pair are Finally Secured by the Officers. (By Associated Press.) SALEM, Ore., Oct. 18. Driven from refuge by a farmer who set fire to a straw stack in -which they had hidden, the last two of the five convicts who escaped from the penitentiary guards Friday, were captured today. Before the cap ture, however, they attempted to escape from the posse, which kent up a running fire. One of the fugi tives was wounded. The two convicts, Mike Nichko tich and Albert Murray, were not engaged in the battle with the tfosse Saturday night in which the other three took part, but had hid- AHD FORTUNE AND WOULD NOT CALL DOCTOR (By Associated Press.) OGDEX, Oct. 18. Clothed in the shabbiest of garments, denying him self even substantial food, Legrand R. Anderson, 75 years of age, died at the Ogden general hospital late last night, where he had been sent by the county .physician because it was believed he was too poverty stricken to provide a physician to attend him in a case of pneumonia. When his personal effects were examined this morning the miserly old man was found to be possessed of a good-sized fortune. Cash and negotiable paper amounting to ovor $6000 were found in his pockets. In addition to this, mortgages and other collateral, consisting of stocks and bonds, were found among his effects, which will easily aggregate ' $50,000. BASEBALL BALL OF VOLUNTEERS IS A SUCCESS LARGE CROWD IX ATTENDANCE AND NEAT SUM IS REAL IZED BY LADDIES Miners' Exchange hall was the scene of revelry last evening, when the volunteer firemen's organization gave their initial ball. The musis was exceptionally well rendered and the hall was well crowded with dancers, who enjoyed the evening's festiviey to the greatest extent. The proceeds of the ball will be used towards finishing the baseball grounds at California heights. The committee in charge of the dance worked hard in their efforts to make the affair a success and were courteous and attentive In securing partners for all who 'attended, leav ing nothing undone for the enjoy ment of their guests. JOHN KIRCH EN VISITS THE MAVERICK PROPERTY BISHOP, Cal., Oct. 18 John Klrchen, of Tonopah, has been vis iting the Maverick mine, recently purchased by Malcolm Macdonald and associates from Owen Neylon for $30,000. Klrchen has his head quarters at Tonopah, the Maverick mine being under the manageme.it of William Eva, formerly of Big Pine Eva has left for Tonopah to e present at a meeting of the Maver ick stockholders. The company s working a gang of men at the Mav erick now, and has just received a carload of Bteel track to be used In the tunnel. The company Is plan ning extensive development work on the Maverick. ST. YVES WINS MARMATHOX DERBY (By Associated Press.) SEATTLE. Oct. IX. Henri St. Yves won the Martnnthon derby ut th baseball srounds yesterday if- 39. breaking hU world' record of 2:40:5 3-5, made ut the New York Marmathon derby. ESCAPED S CAPTURED den in a straw stack near by. The farmer who owned the stack, by a curious coincidence, decided this morning to burn the stack, and ac cordingly set it on fire. The flames soon drove the convicts from their hiding place and they took refuge in the long grass. Suspecting the identity 'of the pair, the farmer tele phoned to the authorities at Inde pendence. The city maVshal re sponded to the call with a posse and captured the men after a running tight. George Duncan, who was wounded by Deputy Sheriff Johnson, is not expected to survive the night The officers ' wounded in the man hunt will all recover. CORONER'S JURY CLEARS WOMAN WHO SHOT HUSBAND (By Associated Press) PIOCHE, Nev., Oct. 18. The cor oner's jury impaneled over the body of Howard Pepper, the saloonkeeper who was killed by his wife at At lanta, brought in a verdict exoner ating the defendant, as it was man ifest from the evidence that the wo man shot in self-defense. As it was she was- badly beaten and mained by, her husband. P0RTOLA IS TO ARRIVE IN FRISCO THIS MORNING (By Associated Press.) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18. With ardor undampened by the rain which began today, this city is awaiting the coming of Don Gaspar Portola, who is due to land here to morrow morning. When the imper sonator of the first Spanish gover nor comes sailing up the bay which his. prototype discovered, he will be saluted by the warships of six na tions. It is estimated that 150,000 visitors will be in the city during the festival. During the progress of the actual celebration tomorrow business gen erally will be suspended. ALL WORKMEN IN NAPLES ARE OUT ON STRIKE (By Associated Press.) NAPLES, Oct. 18. All workmen in Naples except employes of the street railway companies, partici pated In a general strike today, which was called in protest against the execution of Prof. Ferrer at Barcelona yesterday. Three thous and strikers paraded the city to night, during which a stret car was attacked. In a conflict which fol lowed with the police, several men were wounded. WESTERN PACIFIC CHIEF SELECTED (By Associated Press.) DENVER, Oct. 18. A complete reorganization of the operating and executive departments of the Den ver and Rio Grande railroad Is ex pected to take place at a meeting of the hoard of directors following the annual meeting of stockholders In this city tomorrow. C. H. Schlarks will tender his resignation as vice president and will be succeeded by Horace W. Clarke, who came to Denver as gen eral manager of tha road. Sell luck a is slated for the posi tion of vice president of the West ern Pacific, with headquarters at Sun Francisco.. MILLIONAIRE DIES LA CUOSSK. Wis.. Oct. 18. W. V. Carnlll, multi-millionaire, die I here today, axed 85. BILL MAGOON MAY STEP INTO CRANE'S SHOES (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18. The ar rival here late today of William E. Magoon, late provincial governor of Cuba, and at that time President Taffs first lieutenant in the isl ands, promptly gave rise to the ru mor that he had been summoned in connection with the new vacancy in the diplomatic post at Peking, from which Charles E. Crane was re moved before he had had time .o proceed to the Chinese capital. Mr. Magoon insisted that he had not been summoned by the state de partment to report here, but would not discuss the matter further. In this connection, it is declared that the minor officials of the de partment haid nothing to do with the recall of Minister Crane. Secretary Knox isued the order personally from his summer home in Pennsylvania, where he is at the present time. The fact that Mr. Magoon cut his vacation in half and returned unex pectedly from Europe lent color to the report. INSURGENTS AM) HAYTIEN TROOPS MEET IN BATTLE (Associated Press) CAPE HAYTIEN, Oct. 18 Delayed news reached here tonight giving brief details of a sanguinary engagement be- tween the insurgents and the government troops at Canongo. The insurgents were in ambus- cade behind a hill and made a surprise attack upon the ad- vancing troops. A fight re- suited, with considerable loss to both sides. The Haytien postal courier was captured and it is said that the whole frontier is in the power' of the insurgents. It is rumored that La Veta is among the towns that have been cap- tured by the insurgents. T OF SAM HOUSTON PASSES AWAY (By Associated Press.) 1 MEMPHIS, Oct. 18. Mrs. L. V. M. Johnson, first sweetheart of Sam Houston, former governor of Ten nessee and Texas, and hero of the war with Mexico, is dead, aged 90. The end came at her residence hers. Mrs. Johnson was a noted figure in religious circles. During the civil war she braved danger in a cross-country ride from Mississippi to Atlanta after a battle to nurse her brother, Captain H. O. Johnson ion, who was wounded at the battle tf New Hope church in Georgia, May 31, 1861. Her early life was passed in Nat chitochez, Tex. She was born i;.t Columbia, Tenn. TO TEST THE RAILROAD LAWS OF NEVADA SPARKS, Nevada, Oct. 18. A complaint was filed yesterday before Judge Pollock in the justice court here by Attorney General Stoddard against the Southern Pacific Rail road, company having for its effect a test of the constitutionality of the law relating to what is known as the J'full crew act." The complaint charges that the railroad has vio lated this newly enacted law In failing to have the required six men to constitute the crew of a 50 car freight train. This action was taken at the in stigation of the Nevada railroad commission, which bases its suit on the act of the railroad on Septem ber 17, when a freight train was maintained between Sparks and Im lay, consisting of 72 cars, with a crew of but five men, no flagman acompanylng the train. The claim is made that for a time following the . enactment by the last legisla ture the law was complied with by the railroad, but after awhile its requirements were violated. TWKXTV-FIVK INJURED IX CAXADIAX PACIFIC VVItECK (Associated Press) TORONTO, Oct. 18. A special Canadian Pacific emigrant train crashed Into a freight train near Sudbury, Out., today, demolishing four of the coaches and tossing four other Into the ditch. It la said that 23 pasengera were Injured and that two are missing. The com pany's official statement declares that only one passenger wm lightly- Injured. MEXICAN MAY BE DEPORTED BY AUTHORITIES (By Associated Press.) ' .-, LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18. Gulter rez De Lara, the Mexican attorney and author, was arrested today by the United States immigration ser vice, acting upon orders from the department of commerce and labor. De Lara was arrested October 9, two days before Taft's arrival, to gether with three or four other Mexicans, charged with disturbing the peace and making alleged incen- "'OIJ Difcctiica in ijuuiii:. All fteif I aiscnargea today, out De Lara, who has been at liberty under a bond, was re-arrested immediately. According to the local immigra tion office, the specific charge that will be placed against De Lara is uttering words against the United States government, and he is acusrl of being undesirable, as the pris oner has not been in this country three years and may be deported if found guilty by the secretary of commerce and labor, who wili ex amine the testimony in the case. THREE MASONS . OK HIGH STANDING ATTEND CONVENTION (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18. Attended by the three Masons of highest standing In all America, the biennial meeting- of the supreme council of the Scottish rite of Free Masonry ,for the southern jurisdiction of the United States, assembled here today. Sovereign Grand Commander James Richardson of the southern jurisdiction, called the meeting to order. Among those present were Dr. John Gibson, sovereign grand commander of the supreme council of Canada, and General Samuel Crocker of Lawrence, sovereign grand commander of the northern jurisdiction. KILLS WIFE - IN PRESENCE OF CHILDREN 'By Associated Press.) NEW WESTMINSTER. B. C. Oct 18. Harry Smith shot and killed his wife and himself today in their home. The tragedy was witnessed by a son and daughter of the wo man, who had been married before Smith was an Englishman who had served for years on a man-of- war, and his wife was partly of In dian blood and was born in British Columbia. i Smith left a letter addressed to the chief of police, - stating that he intended to kill his wife and him' self because of her alleged miscon duct with other men. Smith and his wife were about 35 years of age. PRESIDENT TO SPEND FEW DAYS WITH BROTHER (By Associated Preasi GREGORY Texas, Oct. 18.- President Taft arrived tonight to pass the next four days on the ranch of Charles P. Taft, his broth er. The stay on the ranch will be the first real rest for the president since he began his trip. He intends to play golf in the mornings, ride in the afternoons, and prolSably will go duck hunting. UPTON COMING TO PRESS YACHT CHALLENGE (By Associated Press 1 NEW YORK, Oct. 18. New York yachtsmen learned with interest to day that Sir Thomas Llpton was on his way to New York to press his claims for a race for the America's cup. At the yacht club many en thuslasts expressed a hope that the Englishman and his American rlvata would be able to find common ter rltory for a meeting. But officials declare that Sir Thomas would have to challenge under the old rules. SEVEN KILLED I1Y EXPLOSION AT SAWMILL (Bv Associated Press.) EL DORADO, Ark., . Oct. IS. Seven employes were killed and three other persons Injured by the explosion of a boiler at the plum of the Gil (Ten Sawmill company near Eldorado, tonight. Ad ad ta the Bonama la aura to brlnt result. OWES HIS SUCCESS Tn umiTcn qtatcq Nevada Historical Society 'tv Ren. Nevada J French Aeroplanist Accomplishes Most Remarkable Feat in his Heavier Than Air Flying Machine. When Applauded by Crowds he Asks That Tribute be Paid This Nation to Whom he Owes his Success. fby Associated Press.) PARIS, Oct. 18. Count De Lam bert, the. French aeroplanist, just before dark tonight, accomplished one of the most remarkable and daring feats yet credited to heavier-than-alr machines, when, starting from the aerodome at Juvisy, he new to Paris, a distance of about 13 miles. After maneuvering over the city at an average height of about 400 feet, he ascended several hundred feet above the Eiffel towe., which he circled, and then returned to Juvisy. FIRST TIME IS IN CALIFORNIA (By Associated Press.) EL CENTRO, Cal., Oct. IS. The first California cotton was ginnad today when Mrs. A. F. Andrade, the wile of the vice president o the Nile Cotton company, started tlw machinery. The cotton was raised in the Imperial valley. The first bale weighed 4 GO pounds and sold for $100. The new gin will handle the crop from 1500 acres this fall. The crop is of a high grade and will run from a bale to a bale and a half an acre. HEARING ON COAST TERMINAL RAILWAY RATES (By Associated Press.) SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18. Sit ting for the first time "en banc" in San Francisco, the interstate com merce commission met here today to consider the rate cases In which the Pacific southwest is interested. Today's session was occupied with arguments in the San Francisco and Los Angeles switching cases. To morrow the commission will take up the hearing on the alleged exces sive rates from the coast terminals to Nevada points. The taking of testimony in the San Francisco dis tributive rate case was set by agreement for December 15, when the commission will meet in Wash ington. TO CELEBRATE . THE SURRENDER OFCORNWALLIS ( Associated Press ) NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 18. The 128th anniversary of the sur render of Lord Cornwallis will be celebrated here tomorrow by the descendants of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, as- sited by four companies of coast artillery and the Fort Monroe tor pedo flotilla. BRITT LOOKING FOR FIGHT IN AFRICA (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK, Oct. 18. James Edward Britt has started for South Africa in the hope of obtaining a few fights there with light weights. He will go to England in January, where the former lightweight cham pion has signed contracts to appear in vaudeville. Willie Lewis has sailed for France, where he has a contract to take part In ten fights with second raters for a guarantee of $750 for each fight. MOTIIF.lt EMILY DEAD (By Associated Press.) DUBUQUE. la.. Oct. 18. Mother Emily, superior of the Sisters of St. iXMiilutc. died today at Slnslnawa. Wis., axed 3 years. She directs! Mi mission houses. Advertise In the Dally Donania. LU i ft il The official time of the flight was 49 minutes, 39 seconds. The dis tance, roughly estimated, is 31 miles, and the height varied from 300 to 1000 feet. Upon the return of the count the rrowd cried, "Long live Count !)' Lambert," and '"Long live Rursia.' De Lambert, being of Russian ex traction. The count held up his hand and shouted: "Cry 'long live the United States,' for it is to her I owe my success." Orville Wright witnessed the flight and congratulated the count. ARMY POST TO ISSUE RATIONS TO SUFFERERS (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, Oct. 18. For the purpose of affording, prompt re lief to the needy storm sufferers at Key West, the army- post at that place will issue rations for a few days, the cost to be borne by the American National Red Cross soci ety. This action was taken today following an apeal from the mayor of Key West for federal assistance. SLIGHT EARTHQUAKES , IN CALIFORNIA (By Associated Press.) LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18. Several slight earthquake shocks we're feit by residents of Santa Monica at 6:30 yesterday morning. Dishes rattled and pictures swayed on the walls, but no damage of any sort was recorded. Santa Monica is on the coast, 17 miles from this city. ARREST TWO FOR ASSAULT BELMONT AND SCOTT, ALLEGED HIGH GRADERS, WILL FACE GRAND JURY C. J. Belmont and Phil Scoii were brought in from Manhattan Sunday evening and taken to the county jail, where they will re main until the grand jury convene. Both men were arrested Saturday at the placer camp, on suspicion of being implicated in the high grad ing at the Plamenaz lease, although they are charged with assault with Intent to kill. If they are the men wanted, they took' a prominent part in the midnight battle at the collar of the shaft, with Deputy Sheriffi Martinson and Santos. Both officers of the law are confident of the cap ture, as they Bay they recognized the men's voices as they were as cending tae shaft preparatory to the revolver duel that followed. At their preliminary hearing both prisoners maintained their innocence and sought to prove an alibi. The court did not take much stock in the alibi and bound the men over, placing them under a heavy Dour1.. The alleged high graders could not secure the bonds and were convayed to this city. At the hearing at Man hattan the district attorney's oflleo was represented by Assistant Dis trict Attorney J. H. Morris, of th s city. ST. LOUIS WARD HEELER GEl TWELVE YE IKS ST. LOUIS. Oct. 18. Th uu Kane was found guilty of se'Vil degree murder by a jury here to day. He killed Fred Mohrle lu the corridor cf the Four Courts bull ing, June 7, Mohrle having k ".'l Samuel Young, a political leadt ' whom Kane was a follower. '. i-t April. The Jury recommended . i ! Kane's punishment be fixed a years In the penitentiary. FIRST UllY AT HOME WASHINGTON. Oct. J. Much benefitted by her summer's sojourn on the Massachusetts roast. Mrs. William H. Taft reached Washing ton from Heverly this Ttiornlnt.