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***** ' 1 **** THB WEEKLY NEWS THE BEST NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION IN EASTERN NEVADA, KNDISPRISIBLE IP YOU WOULD KEEP ARREAfpr WITH WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD. THE 1)AJLV NEWS E^ JOY* THE LARGEST CIRCULATION OP ANY PAPER PRINTED IN THE ELY DISTRICT, lOTH AT HOME AND ABROAD. IT ALSO ENJOYS THE LARGEST CONFIDENCE GIVEN Wv A NEWSPAPER LV THE DISTRICT, FOR THE REASON THAT IT IS KNOWN TO BE CONSERVATIVE AND CORIECT IN ITS STATEMENTS AND FAIR TO EVERY INTEREST IN TERRITORY IT OOVBM. WHITE PINE NEWS^ ESTABLISHED IN 1868. EAST ELY, WHITE PINE COUNTY, NEVADA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1910. VOL. XLI NO. 87. —^^^^. _ _ Jin Intensely Cold Wave Blows Into Jlctivity HE BILL PRESENTEI Provides for Some Drast ic Changes--Railroader Gives Bill Endorsement WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.---A bill making sweplng changes in the In terstate Commerce laws lor the reg ulation of the railroads and differ ing essentially from ihe one prepar ed by the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, under the direction of President Taft, was in troduced in the house today by Rep resentative Mann of Illinois. The measure does not provide for a special court to hear Interstate Commerce cases, as has been report ed would be the form of legislation | on this subject that President Taft would recommend. The Mann bill proposes, however, to create a department of the Com merce and I^abor bureau to be called the “bureau of transportation,” where the shipper may tile his com plaints against the railroad. If, after investigation, the commission er of tiie bureau of transportation finds that there is justice in the complaint he must report the facts to the Attorney General of the Unit ed States, who, if he is satisfied that there is cause of action, is required j to file a coin plain t with the Inter state Commerce Commission and prosecute the case at the expense of the government. The commission Is given power to j adjust complaints, establish rates and prescribe classifications, regula tions and practices generally. Under the Mann bill the railroads may exchange transportation for the advertisement of their time tables In newspapers. Common carriers are prohibited from owning or acquiring owner ship of stock in any competing car rier. The regulation of issues of stocks and bonds by railroads and the sale of the same are important features of the bill. Every shipment of property on which a rebate is paid is a separate offense, and the Elkins law is amend- , ed to that extent. The bill provides ! a penalty of $20,000 line and Impris onment for five years for the illegal . Issuance of stocks and bonds. — NEW YORK, Jan. 4.—"I know pretty well what the hill provides and I can say it need not alarm the investor nor embarrass any railroad thut wants to do business in a straight forward and oruerly man ner." Such was the declaration today of President W. C. Hrown of the New York Central lines, who conferred with President Taft yesterday on proposed railroad legislation. Fears that the president’s forth coming special message would prove embarrassing to the present control of the country's carriers has been in a great tneusure allayed by Presi dent ltrown's reassuring statement. WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.—Repre sentative Humphrey, of Washington, Introduced a house bill providing for a ship subsidy by the United States • •••••••••••••• • • • A NOTH Kit FKKNCH • • • • AKHONA1T KILLED • • - • • BORDEAUX, Jan. 4.— • • Leon De La Grange, the • • noted French aeronaut, was • • killed today while making a • • flight. • • De La Grange fell with his • • machine from a height of • • about 65 feet and was crush- • • ed under the wreckage. His • • oeath was instantaneous. He • • had been flying in a wind that • • wras gusty and frequently • • blew at a rate of 20 miles • • per hour. • *•*•••••••••••• government. The measure is under stood to have approval of President Taft and the administration and is to be one upon which the opponents of ship subsidy will concentrate their efforts. KXPMHMNG COMBS KILL HKU. Lighted Celluloid Fires a Woman's Garments in Odd Mauner. LANCASTER. Pa., Jan. 4.— Mrs. Mazle Mcl^ane, wife of Deputy Recorder McLane, was fatally burn ed early this morning. She arouse at 3 o’clock to lake medicine and after lighting the gas threw the match into a tray. The burning match caused the celluloid comb to explode and the flames ignited Mrs McLeaue’s night dreBs and she died several hours later. OIIORCIC1 Wollll'll VulllCll MS Co-KeH|MHuil*|lt Callhcs Arrest of Wife Who llrought Counter Artion. NEW YORK, Jan. 4.—A remark able tangle of domestic troubles was revealed on cnarges of criminal libel and perjury of Mrs. Jane Humes Parker, wife of John Ally Parker, a Wall street banker and broker. -Mrs. Parker was released In $2,000 ball, and the heariug was adjourned. Mrs. Edith Moser Ellis is the com plainant. The alleged libel and per jury were commuted in affidavits made by Mrs. Parker to support a motion for proper counsel fees in de fending an action for divorce brought by li,er bnsbund. Parker, in his divorce papers, charged his wne with statutory of fenses with a dashing Austrian while she was studying music in Vienna last year. Mrs. Parker immediately filed a counter suit, namlug Mrs. El lis us co-respondent. As a side issue to the divorce case, Mrs/ Ellis' husband, Samuel Ellis, who lives in , hiladelpbla, has sued Parker for $200,OOu, charging alien ation of Mrs. Ellis' affection, and Mrs. Parker, according to her coun sel, Is contemplating a suit against Mrs. Ellis for the same amount and on similar grounds. The Parkers were married in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1892. After two previous failures, Mrs. Nathaniel Price, a negresB of Hoston, set lire to her clothing a third time aud burned to death. Hlood poison front a scratch on the thumb while operating on a patient, caused ,be death of Dr. A. H. Hoad ley, »f Northampton, Mass. COOK CONTROVERSY STILL HAS LOOSE ENDS DANGLING GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY RESIGNATION IS ONE WAHHINUTON^Jan. 4.-—l>r. Frederick A. Cook’s polar records are now enroute to Washington from the I'nlversity of Copenhagen for ex* atnlnatlon by the National Geographical Hndcty. Yesterday, President Willis L. Moore of the society let it he known that he would not be a candidate for re-election. Home see in this an nounced action a reflection of the polar controversy. Mr. Moore lias pos itively declined to discuss the causes of Ills a«tion. WORST BUZZARD OF SEASON IS SWEEPING OVER NORNHEASTERN NEVADA AND UTAH MERCURY TAKES BIG DROP LOCALLY-DAMAGE FROM THE LAST STORM The worst bdzzard yet, was the sum and substance of telegraphic ad vices received from Cobre and way points along the Northern last night. The Cobre advices said the storm was raging all along the U. P. and S. P., according to word received there and was the worst of the winter by all odds. Of its own situation, Cobre said it was some unspeakable, with a frightful gale howling over the country and snow and ice travel ing with it. The train crew of the main line passenger reported on arrival last night that throughout the valley on the home trip it had been bufTeted by a fierce gale and much snow. The view was unanimous that it was the very worst storm in the experience of ail aboard in this Bection of the coun try. In the immediate district the mer cury got busy on a downward scale early in the evening, after the cold est day from dawn until dark that has been bad in many winters. A«lt man street, considered the very cold est locality in the entire camp, waa frozen stiff at 3 o’clock this morning with the thermometer at 20 below and prospects good for still further decline. It promises to be a bully day for the plumbers. Wind has so far lacked locally with the big storm, which carried spurts of snow nearly all night. And wind is a development in connection with the storm that is very earnest ly not desired, particularly by the Telephone Co., which nad all the wind on Saturday that it wants for several years. The company is doing its best to get over that wind, but has as yet only picked up the nearby ends. The service remains utterly disorganized, and some .more wind would put the date of completion of repairs in the indefinite class. Excepting the Telephone Co., it de velops that there were no other suf ferers in the district. The Light & Power Co. lines were up on a wind resisting basis and were not bother ed. No one missed a single minute's light or had a flicker on power. This was also true with the power lines of the Steptoe Vaney Smelting and the mines, which remained Intact. The will of Samuel Huston, of Co lumbus, O., devises 125,000 to the American Sunday School Union of Philadelphia. I • J President Ohaldla Disregards His Su preme Court in Kkpclling American. COLON. Jan. 4.—W. G. Splller. an American, proprietor of the Astor Houbo here, and alleged owner of the Cuban steamer Oteri, was expelled from Panama territory today. He was put aboard the Royal Mail steam er Magdalena, bound for Jamaica and New York, by decree of President Obaldla. The Oteri has made several trips to Brazil, taking a large number of ' canal employes, all of whom Splller asserts left the isthmus of their own volition. He is charged with having enticed them to leave their work on the canal to take employment in South America. Splller was arrested here a short time ago, but his attorney secured a habeas corpus, and the matter was taken to the Supreme court. December ’2 the court decided that President Obaldia's decree of expul sion was illegal and ordered Spiller's release. President Obaldla disregard ed the decision and Spiller was kept in custody until embarked today, on the Magdalena, under police super vision. The case engrosses public attention and is being widely discussed in all circles, as it is likely *o assume an In ternational phase. Splller recently paid a fine of $500, having been con victed of a similar offense. Ait u» a Mivai. ja n. uu «« i\ BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON AND HIS FAMILY. The illness of the aged Norwegian poet, dramatist and novelist Rjoru ■tjerue Bjoruson arouses sympathy among the lovers of true literature al over the world. Bjornson is now seventy-seven years old. He was born on Dec. 8, 1832. In his youth he took up journalism after leaving college aud early turned his attention to the drama. He was director of the Bergen theater in the latter tifties, after which he resided for a time in Italy, Oer 1 many and Denmark. Iteturuing to Norway, he took charge of the Christiania theater, which he directed for several years. He was in America in 1881 aud 1882, lecturing in all the larger cities. COLORADO IS HARD HIT BY A FIERGE BUZZARD-LIFE LOST SNOWSLIDES CLAIMING VICTIMS-RAILROAD TIE-UP DENVER, Jan. 4.—A groat storm is raging along the eastern slope of the Rockies in Colorado, extending from the continental divide to the eastern boundary line and from the northern to the southern lines of the state. In many sections the storm is the worst of the winter. Stockmen say they are expecting heavy losses. As yet there has been but comparatively little Interruption to traffic. From Durango, in the southwest ern part of the state, word comes that traffic in that section is at a standstill, wires are down and new snowslides running. Four men are reported killed in a snowslide at Sheridan. From fifteen to tw'enty-flve feet of snow cover the Denver & Rio Grande tracks be tween Durango and Silverton, and it is doubted if the line can be open ed under a week’s time. SAYS COOK Al/MITTED FAKE. Supposed Dead Man Rack From .tinskn Punctures Climb. FRANKLIN, Pa., Jan. 4.—Mourn ed as dead oy his parents for more than five years, John Reynolds, 40 years old, has returned to the home of the aged couple in Titusville, and he brings with him a story of a per sona* interview with Dr. Frederick Cook, the Arctic explorer, when the latter was on his Mount McKinley expedition. Cook, he says, told him then that the climb was a failure. Reynolds says: “1 met Cook near Cook’s Inlet after he had made an attempt to make the climb, and he admitted to me that he had not been successful. Barrill, mountain guide, was with him at the time. In the presence of myself and a number of friends, cook said the mountain was inaces sible; it could not even be reached, not to mention ascending It. ’’ me next tuing we people in Alaska knew about the matter, a magazine published the article about cook’s successful climb. The miners and other Inhabitants, knowing how nearly impossible the feat is, look the matter ns an interesting joke. Reynolds left home in 1895 and • ••••••••••••• • BALTIMORE & OHIO • PRESIDENT RESIGNS • - • NEW YORK, Jan. 4 — Os • car Murray, president of • the Baltimore & Ohio Rail • road company, today resign • ed h.is office. His successor • will be Daniel Willard, vice • president of the Burlington • AtQuIncy railroad. • • ••••••••••••••• went west. He has been in Alaska live years. He prospected for gold, with indifferent success. THROl’GOcT THE COl’NTRY. Oklahoma suffragists petitioned for initative election for constitu tional amendment. Driven melancholy by bashfulness Henry Welte of Cleveland, 22 years old, committed suicide. In a colision of freight trains in a Cincinnati suburb, two trainmen were hurt seriously and six slightly. When George Osborn, a jeweler of New Haven, Conn., took apart an old clock, brought to him to be repaired, Taft Delays Presentations -To Advise Reclamation Bonds-IVicaragua Quiet WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.—Another change in President Taft's program for the special messages to congress was announced at the White House today. It was stated that the mes sage on the Interstate commerce law probably would not go to congress until next Monday or Tuesday. The anti-trust message is still scheduled for Thursday. Friday, President Taft will send to the senate a brief message trans mitting all of the papers and the re port of the Attorney General con cerning the Glavis charges against Secretary Ballinger. These papers were asked by the senate in a reso lution Bhortly before adjournment. A Bpecial message on conservation of the national resources, which the president had hoped to get ready hy Monday next, has been postponed un til the latter part of next week. In his special message on conservation, which President Taft now expects to send to congress on Monday, a loan of $30,000,000 to complete the execu tion of reclamation projects, will be suggested. The loan probably would be floated as a short term bond is sue or by certificates of indebtedness. Expected developments in Central American affairs have not material ized in diplomatic circles so far this week. So far as the State depart ment knows, no particular efforts are at present being made in Nicaragua, either by President Madriz or gen eral Estrada in the interests of peace. Unofficial advices indicate that General Estrada is getting his army in shape for an early move on the capital, and that Madriz is hastening an army eastward to meet this force. A conflict, reports say, may be ex pected before Estrada's army has reached the vicinity of Managua. - ■ - NAB A BANK BOOKKEEPER. Officers of Bonding Company Put Him Under Big Bail. PITTSBUhcl, Jan 4.—What promises to be a sensation in bank ing circles was uncovered here to day, when Individual Bookkeeper t uarles Veverka, of the Working men's Savings and Trust company, of the NorthSlde, was locked In jail under >20,000 bail charged with embezzlement of at least $40,000 from the bank. Veverka has been in the employ of the bank for 18 years, and there is much mystery surrounding his case. That politics entered into the case largely and that an expose may come, was intimated tonight, when all Pittsburg newspapers were order ed by politicians not to print a line about the arrest of Veverka. The bookkeeper's arrest was not ordered by the bank officers, but by a bonding company which held security for hkm for many years. he found a green wad of $150 tuck ed in the back of It. Two trainmen were killed when a snow plow ran into the rear end of a freight train near Northfleld, 111. OGDEN MILLS DIES AFTER A BRIEF ILLNESS AT HIS HOME HEAVILY INTERESTED IN MANY ENTERPRISES SAN FRANC8CO, Jan. 4.—Darius Ogden Mills, Philanthropist and tinuneier, father of Mrs. Whitelaw Held, wife of the United States am bassador to tireat Britain, and interested in many corporations, tiled at his winter home near here tonight of heart disease. He was H4 years old. Death came almost without warning, after a period of better health than Mr. Mills had enjoyed in several years. Mrs. Held was the only child at his bedside when the end came.