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SENATOR LANE ON '
J. PIERPONT MORGAN During a red-hot debate in the senate last week on a report of the Iriter-state Commerce committee. Lamar, thp New York attorney and lobbyist who c<-nfe?sed last summe that he had impersonated congress man over the trlephonp, was severe ly roasted and he was called toe "Wolf of Wall Street" Senator Lane, of Oregon in replying to some of these strictures compared Lamar's methods with those of the late J. Pierpont Morgan and drew the following word picture of the dead financier: A short time ago there died one of the greatest financiers of the country, who is said to have dug the entrails out of the New Haven Railroad system. Talk about "wolf ting Wall Street"! The process of wolfing had been practiced on the people of New England, widows, orphans and trust funds, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dol lars by the largest firm of finan ciers in this country, that ol the late lamented J. P. Morgan, who in said to have manipulated that affair. Those affairs, if the truth 1 be told, arc absolutely as criminal and as barefaced thefts as was ever practiced on a community, yet he is reported to have said before he died that he relied upon, and that his great desire was to have hio son continue to disseminate, the doc trine of salvation and the washing away of sins through the blood of the Blessed Redeemer; and then he reached down in his hip pocket and pulled out a harp and lit out for the gates of Paradise, where I sus pect St. Peter reached behind a post and met him with a baseball bat. A STRANGE STORY It would appear from an aston ishing nrticle printed by the New York Journal of Commerce that certain banks which have indicated their intention to join the Federal Reserve system are not doing so in good faith. The statement is flat- , ly made that it is the object of such | institutions to work within the law. This statement is attributed ( hy the paper in question to an "ex- , ecutive of one of the largest banks | in New York City, who has recent- , ly indicated to the Washington au thorities that his institution intends to join the new reserve system." It says that he is doing this in the belief that the new system will not be successful, inasmuch as various banks that have determined to join 1 wili be opposed to itn becoming < fully operative, and will do what \ they can to hamper and ripple the i working of the plan unlesn thev can i obtain decided modifications of it. < REPUBLICAN DOPE I; The statement made in the Ap- J peal Tuesday night regarding thel candidacy of PrMnk Norcros6, ju?-l tice of the supremo court, for the Republican nomination for United! States Senator, was received very favorably by Carson and Reno Ke nublieanr., and forceful talk has been made to the efTect that if he runs he will make a strong candi date. He is ',ne of tho best known Republicans in the State, In Reno there is considerable talk about the Governorship. Governor Oddie, while not yet an avowed candidate la supposed to be in the running and will find hundreds of supporters in tho Republican ranks of the riverside city. W. H. MoflH, cattle king and capitalist of the firm of MoflH & Humphries is also mentioned as a candidato and has a strong follow ing in financial circles. Many Btock men throughout the state will also rally to his standard. Dr. Rcid, university regent, and W. H. Simmons, railroad commls* sioner, are also named for guber natorial timber and have devolopod some strength.? Appeal. I DEAD BODY FOUND Yesterday morning word was re ceived in this city by Judge Pollock that the body of a man had been found about two miles cast of Sparks Station and one mile west of the Derby dan. The body was found by Mike Gill a trapper. It had bpen washed up b the high water onto the hnnk o the river. Apparently the body had been in the water for a couple of weeks. No marks of violence were found on the body. Perkins and Gulling were notified and at once left for Clarks. They brought the body back last evening and after it was viewed took the remains to Reno. The inquest will ! be held today or tomorrow. A water soaked letter from an insurance company addressed to JohnScally, Lovalton, Cal., was all the evidence found that would serve to identify the body. ? Sparks Tribune. I AM ADVERTISING I came into being as the spoken language came ? slowly, grmlunlly and to meet an urgent need. I have been worked for evil but mostly I have worked for good. I can still be worked for evil, but each it day grows more difficult to misuse ine. I am at once a tool and a living force. If you use me wisely I am a tool in your employ. If you mis use me, my double edge wilf either injure or destroy you. If you do not use me, I am a force that works against the aims and purposes that animates your businefs. I speak a thousand tongues and have a mil lion voices. I am the ambassador of civiliza tion, the hand maid of science and the father of invention. I have peopled the prairie a. id with my aid commerce has laid twin rails of gleaming steel in gridiron across the continent and stretched h net work of copper into the far corners of the globe. I am a friend of humanity ? for I have filled the commoner's wife with a hundred comforts denied the king of yesterday, says the New York American. I have brought clean food, health, warmth, music, convenience and comfort into a hundred million homes. I laugh at tariff and remake laws. I AM ADVERTISING. NO* DIVORCE Senator Runsdnll of Louisiana las proposed nn amendment to the institution prohibiting divorce within the United States. There would be a clause which would per nit the separation of couples but they could never remarry. "The remedy by constitutional prohibition is drastic," said the senator, but (hn malady is so fatal that nothing short of it will prove cfflcacious. In the United States Jivorcc is spreading with alarming rapidity. It has permeated every walk of life and is prevalent among every class of piople, The total number of divorces granted in 18(5? was !?,937 or 77 for every 100,000 population. Forty years later, in 1900 there were 72.06Z divorces, or 80 for each 100,000 thus, al lowing for the increased popr' 'ton divorce had increased 81 & per cent." AN ARAB'S IMPRESSIONS An Arab who visited New York City is said to hnvc Bent tnis letter! home. "People in America travel like rats under the ground (mean ing the subway) and like tquimls in the air (meaning elevated mil way) and the buildings are r> ' high that people have to be put in square boxes and pulled to the top yh heavy roped (meaning the ele vator.) In the day the aun furnish tho tight the same as in Morocco. At night tho light is as strong as the day, but people here do not seem to hnvo much use for sleep, as the streets are just as crxwded ?t night as in the day.? The Out look. GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES MEMBERSJAFiN FIRST A resolution was adopted bv the "Safety Mrst" conference in Rfno providing foe tin.* appointment <>f a cjmmitfes of nine by Governor <)d die. who is to act as chairman. In conformity herewith the governor ; today announced the fallowing rip point meats: Professor J. G. ScruKlwm, of the University ot Nevada; J. J. Mullen, secretary of the Nevada Industrial commission; Edward Ryan, inspector of mines; H. A. Lemmon, member Industrial com mission; W. B. Alexander, secre tary of Mine Owner's Associa ion; L. V. Ricketts, editor of Reno Ga zette j<nd George A. Hartlett. The appointment of the latter gentle man was in recognition of his well known activity in "Safety First" legislation while a iiomber of con gress from this state. A meeting of the committee has been called for February 14th to meet at the university at Reno for the purpose of .fleeting a perma nent orKanzation.- Appeal. OPTION ON SOAP MINES Saturday R. C. Bellinger gavean opt'on on 12 claims of the soap depos it on Smith Creek to J. W. McDaniel of Reno, representing Georee Wing field and othci capitalist?. The amount of the option is $1000, >ine half to he paid as soon as the analysis of the material is made, providing it is satisfactory to the intended purchasers and the other ?2000 within 00 days. This is the soap mine that was re cently "discovered" on Smith Creik, although its existence has been known for over .'10 years. Mr. Bel linger has owned the deposit far several year.- and has spent consid erble time and money in trying to find its commercial value. In 1803 L. D. Alberti and the writer r? lo cated 'he deposit and owned it fur several years. They sent the stuff all over this country and to Lon don, but - did not. succced in find ing any profitable use to which it could he put. In the early eignties, the stuff was manufactured into soap in Eklo and sold on the mark et. The freights and cost of material used with 'lie stulT to make soap were so expensive at that time that the company failed. Some of the soap manufactured in Elko is held by some of our citizens as a souve nir. Since then new processes have been discovered and the sluT may now be a valuable commercial pro duct. We hope that'Mr. Bellinger has made a sale of the property and that its purchasers will make something out of it. The negotiations for the option were conducted by Mr. McElroy. "HOWLERS" FROM TEST PAPERS 1 Describing a famous battle one school boy wrote:: "When the last French attack at Waterloo proved a failure Napoleon turned very pale and rode a full gallop fo St. Hel ena." 1 In an English test a high school girl paid: "Aft<,r twice committing suicide, Cow per lived until IbOO, when be 'died a n itural death. To the question why Moham medanism make* the turks reek loss in battle, ibis replv was given: "The courage of the Turks in r ha tie itf explained ll.u fact that a man with nnu than one wi'c |j i.torc il I : n. * (o f.-'v death thnii it he bHd only one." In elementary neoii.elr> : A tri angle is a square with only three corner*." In the physics test this answer wos ?lven; "Air usually lias no, weight but when placed in a Into meter a rquaro inch of it Is found ', to weigh about 15 pounds." BULLETS THAT GOME BUCK Speaking about a purchase of a large quantity of zinc instead of sheet lead for the manufacture of coffins, says the Engineering and Mining Journal, two men interested in metals joined in the following discussion : "That is a final consumption" said one. "Tl at metal never comes back i >to the market." "There are others" remarked his friend. "Shot and bullets, for example." "You hre only partially correct." replied the first. "Some of the bullets come back. They are so economical and so well organized in Germany that after military target practice the soldiers have to pick up and ac count for all the lead thiy nave fired. They are no theorists about conservation cvtr there. They are practitioners. " CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION A civil service examination for fourti class postmaster was held at the high school today beginning at 9:30 and continuing four hours. The examination was conducted by Dr. Mason and Miss Emma John son. The following applicants were grilled: J. W. Puctt, Mrs. Dora Kappler, Mrs. E. Keyser, C'erlin; Miss Margaret Jones, Palisade, John Williams, Lee, J. R. Hard man, Gold Creek. J. W. Puetl was the on|y democratic applicant from Curlin. Hope he'll head the list. The examination papers are sent to Washington to be graded and it will probably be a month before the applicants know where they are at. An average of 70 must be ob tained in order to qualify for the anpointmer.t of 4th class postmast er. DRINK CYANIDE WATER AND DIE Twelve hundred of a herd of 1800 sheep, belonging to L. P. Kimball and W. C. McGarry, of Springdale, met de4th lest night at Millers by drinking cyanide water flowing from a milling plant in that town according to a report received in Goldfield this morning, fhc loss to the owners of the band probably amounts to $4 ahead or a total of ?1800. Kimball nnd McGarry recently closed a denl with Dan Wheeler, sheep man of Reno for the sale of the herd to him, with the under standing that the sheep should be delivered to him at Kawhide. The herd hns recently been grazing in the vicinity of Cuprite, fourteen iniles south of G old field nnd on Wednesday was driven through Goldfield on the way to Rawhide. Millers was reached yesterday nnd it is presumed that while the flock masters were sleeping last night the sheep gained access to the poisonous water and met in stant death in quenching their thirst. ? Goldfield Tribune. WISE 006 Charles* H. Glenn, a millionaire rancher, of Willows, Calif., tells this story nhout hin dog. Ti c dog ii year ago wiis shot and its under jaw broken. The jaw new to ? ether, but remained weak and i he dog is afraid to put a severe strain on it. The don is wonderfully fleet of foot. Oi' late it has amused itself by catching jackrabbits, which could not run all 'over the country bocaus" of hi,h water. Many rabbits were marooned on r 500-acro dry field. After catch ing n dozen, which it could not kill becaiiHO of its weak jaw, it pined and drooped for many hours. " Then" said Glenn, "it aeeired i to have an idea. It leaped nway to the chase, caught a big rabbit and carried it to the water, waded in and drowned it." REGENTS SEEKS SUCCESSOR TO PRESIDENT STUBBS Members ol the board of regent of the University of Nevada are fa ing a difficult task in sclccting a successor to President J. E. Stibbs of the university. Some time ago Dr. Stubbs informed the rcgrnts that he would resign in May 1015, ss he would have then com plittd thirty years of active service and would be eligible for a Carnegie pension for retired college pri'ti denta. The maiter of selecting a succes sor to Dr. Stubbs has not been tak en up officially by the board of re gents although considerabe inform* al discussion has been had. "An effort will or made to secure a college president from the ranks of educators in Nevada, and if we feel that a p?rson better qualified and more suitable can be obtained from without the stat??, the latter course will be followed." ? Journal. WESTERN PACIFIC IMPROVEMENTS Kapi'l progress in the develop ment of the Western Pacific has been noted since E. L. Brown took charge of the road less than a year ago says the Salt Lake Herald Re publican. Improvements that were n?eded and the lack of which re tarded progress from the advent of the road all along the line. But plans for this year are much in excess of all that has been done.. An additional wharf will be con structed at Oakland this year at a cost of $1,000,000. About $250 000 will be spent in widening fills and cuts and in ballasting track. All the tunnels in the Feather river Canyon will be lined with concrete during the year at an approximate cost of $240,000. Aboul $180,000 will be spent in replacing wooden nridges with steel and concrete structures. Among the improvements that have been made since Mr. Brown tcok charge is the completion of the nine mile loop between Arnold and Proctor in Nevada, which elimi nated the only grade in excess of 1 per cent bptweenSalt Lake and San Francisco. This was done at a cost of $526,000. New shops in Sacra mento have been completed. Two now fuel oil stations have been es tablished. Tio renewals have cost the company $175,000. These with other improvements in the last six months will total in the neighbor hood of $1,500,000. New traffic contracts have been mndo with the Petaluma & Santa Rosa railroad, the Central Califor nia Traction railroad company, the Northern Electric railroad, the Tidewater Southern railway, the Oakland, Antioch Eastern'and tee Kureka Nevada railway. In addi tion new switch connections and agreements on interchange of traf fic have been mode with the South cm Pacific and the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe railroads/ HILLTOP SALOON WRECKED Last week wo published an item tibout dynamite being thrown under John Nelson's saloon nt Hilftop Lander county. Saturday night the Miloon of V I>. Hose nt that place was wicked by five mrn. Mr. Rose closed his place at the usunl hour nnd went homo but something (irouscd his suspicions ihnt his place would be attneked. He returned to the saloon later with a shotgun and found that the saloon had been broken into nnd the bar and stock thrown into the street. He held up the five men who were doing the work and triod to telephone to Battle Mountain for an officer, but found the wire cut. He then sent it man to a ranch, nine miles nway to telephone the officers. An officer went to Hilltop nnd took tho men in custody and they were after ward taken to Battle Moutain. MAYER HOTEL 0PENIN6 Tbe formal opening of the new Hotel Mayer took place Monday night and was the big event of the season. Guests began to arrive early and by 9 o'clock there was a complete jam of humanity in the spacious lobby, parlors, dining and barrooms. All one could do was to go with the crowd or find an easy chair and sit down. As the guesta arrived each lady was given a bouquet of violets. There were three hundred of these provided, but they were soon given away. Four hundred dance pro gams were also distributed and fell far short of supplying the demand. At 9 o'clock dancing began in the dining room and was kept up until 4 o'clock this morning. The crowd was so dense on the finor that the dancers could hardly whirl through the dances. After dancing awhile Judge j Taber called the people to order and introduced Judge Curler who wel comed the people to the opening and bade all of them to have a good time as that was the earnest desire of the hotel management.^ ^hen Judge Curler concluded, Hon. George Russell, Sr. was called on and responded in his usual hap py vein. He spoke of the need of the hotel to the town and the benefit the traveling public and J^town would receive from it. Other speakers were called for, but they were too busy having a good time to respond. Mr. C. E. Mayer closed the speaking by telling everybody to enjoy themselves and how glad he was to see so many present. It was doubtless a happy moment for Mr. Mayer as he saw last night the plans and dreams of years grow into a reality. At 11 oelock, refreshments were ready in the spneious hasement and 'he people in relays of a hundred or more were served with the moat elaborate supper ever served in El ko. There were enough roast tur key, salad, cake, coffee, etc, to feed a hungry multitude and it was served in a way that made the hun gry more hungry. It was truly a feast fit for a king and reflected great credit upon Mr. Arnold and his corps of assistants. The number present was var iously estimated from 600 to 700. Mr. Arnold fed 450. As many did not go to Bupper, a good estimate of the people present is 600. It was i jolly good natured crowd and all enjoyed a royal evening. All wished the N*w Mayer Hotel "and its owners a long career of pros Verity. The Independent ctngratu lates the management on the suc cess of the formal opTiing of the Hotel Mayer and wishes them the largest measure of pre&perity. LUMINOUS INK PROMISED According to a Dress dispatch dated Berlin, phosphorescent news papers to be read in tne dark, may shortly be printed in the German capital. Heretofore chemists have been ablo to manufacture printfl and writing lluids from siilrhide base which were luminescent in the dark, but a German chemist, after years of experiments ha* succeed ed, the news story says, in produc ing preparations of radium in which not only the gamma rays, but nlBo the hitherto invisible alpha and beta rays have been made visi ble. He has succeeded in treating all kinds of materials, wools, bilk, plaster, paper, wood and glass with radium colors. These colors, which their invent or calls "Tida," emanate light in the most beautiful green, violet, blue, red and yellow colors. The colors, which are guaranteed to kerp their strength and phosphor* scent qualities for ten to twelve years, may be used for signs, for walls of dark stairs and for ships, boats and. aeroplanes. They have been successfully used in printer's Ink, and as the price of them is vert reasonable, we may soon be ablo to read our papers without gas or electric light. TROUBLE AT WALKER LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week ther?? was a great gather ing of the Piutea in Yeringtcn for the purpose of discussing the ac tions of the ::g >nt at tlie R( nerva tion, Dr. L. v. Hailman. Among the large nui a! or of Indian v'ho assembled h< n weru JncK V'ibon (the Messiah) , George Winnemnc ca, Dick Mack, Jake Stewart, Tom Mitchell, Gus Brann, Jake Rhodes, Jack Bovard, Barney Miller, Barney Williams, James Waterson, Willie Quinn, Hoot< n and many others. The grievance that the Piutes have is the action of the Indian Agent. They make the ehargo that on or about the first of November, 1913, the Agent came to Yeri lgton to find one Bob Muldcon, a Piute. He found instead, Bob's wife Hat tie Muldoon, and mad* tbrmtn to kill hur aod struck her with a big beef hone that he picked up from the ground. This happened at or near the In.liun camp south of Bridge Street. The woman, Hattie, was enciente and the treatment she received mask her ill for several weeks and when her child was born it lived but a couple of weeks as a a result of the assault. The Piutes claim they are arrest ed in the Rest rvation for trifling things and thrown into jail and that the crops raised on their allot ments of land are allowed to spoil; that the Agent, apparently bucked by the powers at ftaehington, acts foolishly and is perfectly ignorant of the ways of the Indian, making senseless threats of punishments from time to time, disregarding anything but his own wishes that he has a bad temper and is always creating petty quarrels and bad feeling among his charges and prevents the Indians from making a living. Among the complainants is JnmeB Watterson an exceptionally bright young Indian, who explained matters fully to the white people and conferred with his own people to the end that they have employed Attorney Pilkington to represent them and as a result of their con ference here this week the case of the Agent is to be laid before the commissioner of Indian Affairs and the .Secretary of the Interior at Washington, with a request that an investigation be made.? Yerin? ton Times. CONGRESSIONAL TIMBER L. B. Fowler of Reno, has an nounced his candidacy for congress on the democratic ticket. Mi. Fow ler served as assistant attorney general under Cleve Baker and made a good record. He is clean and able and will make a good tight. Wo understand that Charles Loe Hosrey of Pioche, who inn against Judge Taker will also be a candi date at the primary election. Mr. Horsey is a lawyer of ability and those who know him best bank on his ability and integrity. Judge Soreers of Gnldfleld has his eye on Nevada's congressional sent. Either one of the three will be acceptablo to the democracy and will win in November. DISTRICT COURT Judge Tabor held a session of the district court this forenoon. Thos. Waite and F. Z. Wheeler, with many aliases, were arraigned on information charging them with burglary in the first degree. Waito plcud guilty and will recoivc his sentenc* at 5 o'clock this afternoon. Wheeler plead not guilty and his trial was net for tho next jur> ses sion of court to follow tho casea al ready set. Waite is serving a nix ^months sentence in the county jail for stealing an overcoat at Cobre. Ho and Wheeler are members of tho box car gang that havo given the Western Pacific so much trouble for tho last yp?r.