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Tonopah Daily Bonanza
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.

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