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T Hf DAILY NAXJM When You Think You Are "It" You Are Soon Disillusioned WEATHER FORECAST Snow and Colder To night and Fri day lOCIATBD PRS88 LEASED WIRE TELEQRAPH SERVICE sxcLueiyi LAS VEGA8 DAI1LY OPTIC, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1912. CITY EDITION. VOL. XXXIII. NO. 66. PLANNEDTQ BLOW UP HALL OF RECORDS MANZELL PARKS MAKES SENSA TIONAL STATEMENT IN CON NERS' TRIAL. IMPLICATES JIVE OTHERS 8AYS GUNREY, MIZNER, BENDER, MAPLE AND STEVENS WERE CONNECTED WITH PLOT. BURNS WAS NOT GUILTY JUDGE ANNOUNCES HE WILL RULE IN FAVOR OF DETECTIVE IN KIDNAPING CASE. Loa Angeles, Jan. 11. "Conners told me Saturday that Gunrey, Mizner, him self, Bender, Maple and Charles Stev ens planned to dynamite the Hall of Records, and that he, with Bender and Maple, were told to do the work. This statement by Manzell Parks was today's contribution by the state to the sensations of the trial of Bert Conners, charged with conspiracy to destroy the county building. Parks' declaration was made on re direct examination today. Gunrey Is the man whose name was brought in connection with the letter introduced, photographically, in evi dence yesterday in which Conners asked for money with which to get out of the country. The Mizner named by Parks is E. A. Mizner, an official of the organized mechanics who walked out of the Harriman railroad shops last year. Stevens' first name is Charles. He J nov srrrfng- n fwo yenTS term in San Quentin for having beaten a strikebreaker employed by the Llew ellyn Iron works after the union men struck. Parks declared that these men were on the iron workers strike committee, nnrt that Conners' information was given to him on May 1, when he met the prisoner on the way to "Needles. Parks also brought the name of J. E. Timmons, local chief of the Struc tural Iron Workers' union into the case today. He said that when he de livered the letter from Conners to Gunrey, asking for "getaway" money Timmons was with Gunrey. Parks also testified that others at attending the meetings at which Cun rey, Misner, Stevens, Conners, Ma ple and Bender were said to have planned the destruction of the Hall of Records, were C. L. Mars and Abe R De Haven, iron workers. Burns Is Safe. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. II. Detect ive William J. Burns was not guilty of the crime of kidnaping when he captured John J. McNamara here and took him to California last April. Fed eral Judge Anderson indicated today that such would be his ruling. The judge said the case against Burns was without merit. Argument on the kidnaping charge was begun today. The action came up on Detective Brns' petition in a habeas corpus proceedings for perma nent release from an indictment by the Marion county grand jury charg ing him with kidnaping. Because Burns could not reach In dlanapolis until 4 p. m. today Judge Anderson withheld the formal record of his decision until that time. He (rtated to the attorneys, however. . that the fact alone that McNamara had pleaded guilty in California wip ed away any faults, if such thers were, as to the manner in which the dyna miter had been taken out of the state He said he did not wish to be under stood as holding that Burns violated uny regulations whatever in taking McNamara. Judge Anderson described Burns as "a man who has done signal service for his country" and sail it was impro- oer that an indictment and a threa of having to go to the penttneltrav u otonH against him. it !3 t BDUiuu - '-" " Heved that the court's attitude towar oic will aomv to James Ho IMJlira m - - ..-l, fha detective of Los Angeles B I W . who assisted h'm. SUGAR GOING DOWN. New York, Jan. 11. All grades of refined sugar were reduced five cetrrs a hundred pounds today. i MOROS MAKE TROUBLE ""'an'ls, Jan. tlj Twoutv-s'.x Mutoi wer k'lled today wV they wos attemothte to ambusli a body ol American troops on the island of Join In the course of fighting Lieutenant AfrO nf the Sopomi Cavalry a shot twice and one American soldiet was wounded. EXCHANGE MEMBER EXPELLED. New York, Jan. 11 W. R. Holll' gan, board member of the stock ex change firm of Holligan & Company, was expelled from the exchange today, according to announcement made by the governors. The cause of the ex pulsion was given merely as alleged misrepresentations that he made when obtaining membership in 1902. The firm of W. R. Holligan & Company was organized in 190H, and consists, besides Mr. Holligan. of John W. Rodgers and Thomas J. Walsh. LORINER WAS ONLY MAN FOR THE PLACE SO DECLARES SENATOR, WHO IN SISTS NONE OTHER COULD HAVE BEEN ELECTED. Washington, Jan. 11 Details of the Band of Hope, the Hopkins Helping Handera and the Hopkins apple barrel, all things mOre or less synonymous with republican politics in Illinois in the senatorial fight of 190s and 190, were told by Senator Lorimer today before the committee of senators in vestigating his election. Part of the morning session Was taken up by the reading of political stories printed by Chicago papers at the time of Senator Lorimer's election. Judge Hanecy insisted on reading them in full to the committee. He said they would support his contention that Hopkins could never have been elect ed with the opposition of Governor Deneen and that Senator Lorimer was the ope man at that time who could !e elected Wfn (tetnocraTr- votes. This was Senator Lorimer's third day as a witness. STATE LEGISLATURE TO MEET MARCH 4 THAT DATE PROBABLY WILL BE SELECTED BY GOVERNOR- ELECT M'DONALD. Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 11. Immedi ately upon being Inaugurated on Mon day, January 15, Governor McDonald must issue his call for the legislature which must convene within 30 to 60 days after the inauguration. The call will likely set March 4. Withing ten days of convening the legislature must proceed to ballot for two United States senators and the fight for these honors is already waging hot among the standpat republicans, two of whom will be chosen. IREMEN ACCOMPLISH A THRILLING RESCUE HOLD BLANKET TO CATCH THE DESCENDING WHITE FORM OF A BEAUTIFUL POODLE. Chicago, Jan. 11. While flames were destroying the Oakdale hotel In Austin today, a woman and man ap peared at a window on an upper floor and railed to the firemen for help. A moment later a blanket was thrown down by the man. Several firemen grasped the sides of the blanket and braced themselves to catch the body that was to fall into the improvised life net. Suddenly out of the smoke that filled her room, the woman's head appeared and she cried. "Hold tight, men," then she threw out her little white poodle dog. It landed safely. "Now put up a ladder and we'll come down," came tne oraer rrom above. So a ladder was raised and the couple descended safely. Besides the Oakdale hotel, three other build ings were destroyed. The loss was $50,000. CHURCH SUPPER VICTIMS. Valley City, N. D., Jan. 11. -Fifty persons at Max Bass, N. D., are suf fering from ptomaine poisoning from eating pie at a chicken pie supper given by a church there. The pie was left in a tin pan for an entire day be fore being warmed to be served. All of the sick persons will recover. COMPETITION HAS LOST ITS SWAY ANDREW CARNEGIE 8AYS MANU FACTURERS CAN FIX AND MAINTAIN PRICES. THEY EXERGISETHEiPRIVILEGE STEEL MAGNATE DECLARES THE CAPITALISTS HOLD MEETINGS TO REGULATE BUSINESS. LAUDS COMMERCE COMMISSION SAYS IT HA8 BROUGHT ORDER OUT OF CHAOS IN RAIL ROAD WORLD. Washington, Jan. 11. Andrew Car negie continuing his testimony before the house steel trust committee today declared that the day of competition had passed because of the ability of manufacturers to fix and maintain prices. "Men," he said, "have been able to sit down and agree to fix prices and maintain them." ' "Do 'you believe that the situation today destroys competition?" he was asked. "Certainly." "That men in these corporations meet somewhere today to fix and maintain prices?" "I think that 1b obvious," Mr. Carnegie was asked if he agreed today with views he expressed two years ago, urging government con trol of corporations and regulation of prices. I Btlll adhere to them," too an- awwreu. I believe the e," i fcuiimi. should regulate maximum price." "Don't you think It an unfortunate condition " "I think the time has arrived when that is necessary and I point to the interstate commerce commission, which has brought order, peace and iusttce out of chaos in the railroad business." Mr. Carnegie gave the committee several illustrations of his power 1o cot vnaine when he was hi the steel market. "Why, take rails, for instance," he continued. "I had many close friends in the ra'lroad business. I remember once the Union Pacific had asked for bids for 70,000 tons of rails and the hids were to be opened at Omaha. All my competitors were out there I walked over to Sidney Dillon, of the Union Pacific, in New York. I had once got them a loan of something like $600,000. "I told Dillon about the bids, and asked him if the Carnegie rails were satisfactory. He said they were. I said, T want the Union Pacific to do business with me and I'll give you the lowest price.' He said 'all right, Carnegie,' and I got the 70,000 ton contract. Now what's the use of a corporation fighting against such as influence as that?" Mr. Carnegie also related how he had given a credit to Collis P. Hunt ington, president of the Union Pacific, at a time1 when Huntington was "hard up." Representative Gardner of Massa chusetts, and Mr. Carniege had a tilt about the price of steel rails, Mr. Gardner becoming quite agitated and Mr. Carnegie refusing to be fluster ed. After the colloquy, the witness re peated his original contention, that he believed $28 a ton a reasonable charge for steel rails at the present time. Mr. Carnegie reiterated nis tariff views. He declared that the steel industry needed no protective tariff and that congress need have uo fear that foreign steel would flood the American market. WHO POISONED SOLDIERS? Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 11. Inves tigation was continued today to find the origin of the poison which is be lieved to have been in the hash wbirti caused the Illness of 150 veterans at the Soldiers' home, who ate of It at breakfast Wednesday" None of the old soldiers was in a danserouB con dition at any time, Major J. L. Fryer chief surgeon, says, and those not al ready well are recovering. FRYING PAN TO FIRE Sacramento, Calif., Jan. 11 Fred Clifford, formerly Southern Pacific ac nt at Burbank, California, who is a Unit to be released from the Texas penitentiary at the expiration of his term, will be met at the prison door with a warrant for his arrest and ex tradition to California to face charg es of theft preferred by the railroad company. The requisition papers have been issued by Governor John son and forwarded to Texas. WHEN A MAN MARRIES San Francisco, Jan. 11. A mort gage of $28,000 has been placed on an apartment house owned by Nat Good win here as part of the settlement of $55,000 which the actor agreed to make on his divorced wife, Edna Good rich. DUCK HUNTERS DISAPPEAR Bay Shore, L I., Jan. 11. -Re'atives of E. S. Bailey, Dr. Carl Clemens and Thomas Deltman, who have not been seen since they started out duck shooting in a motor boat on Sunday, today offered $1,000 reward to the finder of any of the bodies. TODAY IN CONGRESS. Washington, Jan. 11. Senate: In session at 2 p. m. Lorimer election inquiry lesumed, with Senator Lorimer aain on the stand. The hearing was largely devot ed to reading from Chicago papers. Interstate commerce committee con tinued hearing on trust problems. House: Met at noon. Insurgent fight over Rerubllean Leader Mann's election of regular re publics n as successor to Madison of Kansas, insurgent, on rules commit tee. Andrew Carnettfe continued testi mony before sti 'rut inquiry com m1t1e Deelnred i dav of oonjue!tlon had passed. Sugar trust inquiry resumed with W. P. Willett of New York, a techni cal witness. Speaker Clark's friends claim the first instructed delegates for him in the selection of presidential delegates in the Seventh Kansas district. INSURANCE POLICIES WERE NOT DAMAGED OTHER VALUABLE SECURITIES REMOVED FROM THE EQUIT ABLE BUILDING RUINS. New York, Jan. 11. Wreckers today began clearing away the debris and ice which encase the safe deposit vaults in the burned Equitable Life Assurance society building. The vaults are said to be intact and their contents of half a billion of dollars in securities safe. The wreckers were hampered by the precarious condition of the walls. The vaults of the Equitable Life have been found to have withstood the flames, though they will not be opened until completely cooled. It is an nounced that "the 90,000 policies on which the Equitable had loaned something between $70,000,000 and $100,000,000 had been found to be un harmed in the steel boxes in which they were kept Securities are al ready being removed from the vaults of the Mercantile Trust company. The Mercantile Trust company, sit uated in the Equitable building, was registrar for the Union Pacific and It is understood that the fire destroyed many valuable Union Pacific records, including lists of shareholders. RICOESON'S FIANCEE STILL TRUE TO HIM HER FATHER IS ACTIVELY EN GAGED WORKING FOR COMMU TATION OF SENTENCE Boston, Jan. 11. It is expected that within the next two weeks an appeal will be sent to Governor Fobs and the executive council in an effort to sav-t? the life of Rev. Clarence V. T. Riche- son, condemned to death for the mur der of Avis Linnell. The fight for a commutation of the sentence will be financed by Moses Grant Edmands, father of Miss Violet Edmands, th former fiancee of Mr. Richeson. STANDPATTERS IN THE ROLE OF OLD LINE REPUBLICANS SCORE A TRIUMPH OVER THEIR IN SURGENT BROTHERS. CAMPBELL A COMMITTEEMAN WAS SELECTED TO SUCCEED MAD ISON OF KANSAS ON RULES COMMITTEE. MURDOCH OPPOSES CANDIDATE WAS SELECTED BY THE PROGRES SIVES AS THEIR MAN FOR THE JOB. Washington, Jan. 11. Republican insurgency broke out in the house today for the first time at this session of congress, when- Insurgent Leader Norris of Nebraska bolted Republican Leader Mann's selection of Philip Campbell of Kansas, a regular, to suc ceed the late E. H. Madison, of Kan sas, insurgent, on the house commit tee on rules. Mr. Norris nominated Victor Murdock of Kansas, insurgent. When Mr. Norris nominated Mr. Murdock, speaker Clark ruled that the Murdock nomination would have to be voted upon as a substitute for that tt Campbell. Democratic Leader Under wood urged all democrats to vote for Campbell and sustain the republican leader. Mr. Norris said he was not bound by any party caucus. Former Speaker Cannon, Represen tative Berger, the socialist, and others broke into the fight and a general "old time" political debate then ensued. Ilhe house finallv sustained Repub lican Leader Mann by defeating the nomination of Murdock, 107 to 167. Twenty-six republicans voted In favor of Murdock, the remainder of his votes being democratic. Mr. Mann's selection of Represen tative Campbell for the rules commlt teee was then agreed to. Mr. Norris immediately proposed Representative Warburton of Washington, a republi can insurgent, as a member of the house committee on "sugar trust" af fairs to succeed Madison. The house voted this down, 167 to 21 without debate. AMERICAN AMBASSADOR RESIGN8 Paris, Jan. 11. Robert Bacon, am bassador of the United States at Paris, today confirmed the report of his resignation. Mr. Bacon has been made a Fellow of Harvard university. INTIMATE DETAILS OF PACKERS' DUSINESS HENRY MOYER GIVES INTEREST ING TESTIMONY IN MILLION AIRES' TRIAL Chicago, Jan. 11. Henry Moyer, expert accountant In oharge of figur ing the test cost of slaughtered anim als for Armour and Company, re sumed the witness stand as the sixth witness in the case of the ten Chi cago Deckers before United States District Judge Carpenter. District Attorney WMterson con tinued his direct examination....... "Can vou tell us when the practice of making a credit allowance nor hides was abandoned by the packers in figuring the test cost of cattle' he asked. I cannot remember the date, re plied Moyer. Moyer produced a bundle of printed forms which he said were used figuring the test of cost of cattle in Armour and Company's offices. He said there had been no change In the style of printed forms used In six or seven years. Moyer took several of the printed forms and explained In detail the method employed In figuring the test cost, giving all the items entered against the carcass, beginning with a killing charge of $2.75 per head. He then enumerated the credit allow onro deducted for byproducts. He said that different credits for by products were figured in the "memo randum" or "red" cost, and the ' last or "test" cost. VICTORS PRINCETON'S NEW PRESIDENT Princeton, N. J., Jan. 11. Dr. John Grler Hibben, professor of logic, today was elected president of Princeton university. He succeeds Woodrow Wilson, who resigned the presidency in the fall of 1909 to be come the democratic candidate for governor of New Jersey. i ADJOURN TO ST. PETERSBURG. Peking, Jan. 11. The negotiations, which are now. proceeding between Cbina and Russia on the subject of Mongolia, henceforth will be ooudu'ted in St. Petersburg as it 1b considered that the upheaval here militates against the progress of the discus sions. UNION PACIFIC MEETING. New York, Jan. 11. Directors of the Union Pacific railroad held an ex tended meeting here today to consider the advisability of calling in all the outstanding certificates of the com pany because of the destruction of records In the Equitable fire. No de cision was reached. KANSAS TOWN EMERGES FROM WINTER'S SIEGF FIRST PROVISIONS TO REACH JETMORE SINCE CHRISTMAS ARRIVED TODAY Jetmore, Kan., Jan. 11. Bearing the first shipment of provisions that has reached snowtdound Jetmore since December 26, a Santa Fe train arrived here today in charge of a committee of a hundred Jetmore citi zens led by Mayor Harry Breeze. An ample supply of food and fuel was placed at the disposal of the group of ranchers and townspeople who gathered at the station with shouts of welcome. Outdoor Work Stops La OoMt, Wis., Jan. 11. Fcr the eleventh succdaaeive day the temper ature today was below zero, the ther mometer registering a minimum of 23 degrees below. Practically all out of door work Is Impossible. Colorado Fears a Blizzard Denver, Jan. 11. Snow began fall ing generally throughout the state early today accompanied by an aver age drop of 30 degrees in tempera ture with the mercury hovering close to zero. Snow has been falling stead ily for a week in the higher rangts of the continental divide and rail roads report snowdrifts In cuts and mountain passes ranging from 10 to 15 feet deep, necessitating the con stant use of rotary plows. The thaw of the last two days saved thousands of cattle on the eastern Colorado plains, but stockmen fear that a con tinuance of the present storm means serious lossses M the storm should develop into a blizzard because of the weakened condition of the herds. Officials Caught in Storm. Great Bend.-Kan., Jan. 11. Superin tendent Kurn and Trainmaster Ash croft of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, who came here from Topeka to in vestigate complaints of poor service on the Scott City branch line since the late snowstorms, were tied up west of here today on their tour of in spection. Wires went down and the worst storm of the winter raged over this section today. No Hope in Sight. Chicago, Jan. 11. "No moderation of consequence can yet be predicted," said Weather Forecaster Cox today, when asked regarding the prospect of an early end to the cold wave. The severest temperature in the plains states reported today was at Pembia, a. D., 44 degrees below zero. More Snow In Kansas Kansas City, Jan. 11. Coming with a pronounced drop in temperature, snow driven by a wind at 30 miles an hour swept over southwestern Kan sas, northern Oklahoma and Southern Missouri today. The mercury reg.ster- ed si xdegrees below at Dolg3 City and 10 above at Oklahoma City. TO ADJUST WAGE SCALE. Indianapolis, Jan. 11. In today's is sue of United Mine Workers' Journal President John P. White issues an of ficial call for a joint conference of miners and operators of the bitumin ous coal states Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois to be held here January 25. This is the third attempt to organize an inter state joint conference. ROUNDING UP A COMPANY OF CROOKS OFFICERS ARE GATHERIN3 VP MEMBERS OF THE CANADIAN ROBBING GANG M'NAMARA HELD FOR HEARING HE IS IN JAIL IN NEW YORK CITY AND WILL HAVE HEARING JANUARY 25 HOLLOWAY WANTED IN TEXAS HE IS THE MAN WHO MADE A CONFESSION IN CHICAGO, GIV POLICE THE TIP Austin, Tex., Jan. 11. Governor Colquitt to day requested the gover or of Illinois to grant a requisition for Frank Holloway, alias Robert Huntley, arrested in Chicago and wanted In Wilbarger county in con nection with the robbery of the bank at Harrold. Holloway recently made a startling confession implicating himself in various robberies. Held Without Bond New York, Jan. 11. John McNa mara, alias "Australian Mack" who la charged with having on September 15, last, been one of the gang of burg lars which dynamited and robbed the vaults of the branch of the bank of Montreal at New Westminster, B. C. abstracting $240,000 in gold and ne gotiable papers, today was held by United States Commissioner Shields without ball fo- examination January 25. Dean Is Arraigned Los Angeles, Jan. 11. Charles Dean under arrest as one of the men who robbed the bank of Montreal at New Westminster, wajs arraigned before Police Judge Rose today on a statu tory charge. Trial was set for Janu ary 19 and ball fixed at $1,000. Dean was arraigned as C. W. Howard, which he asserted was his true name. The arraignment was a formality observ ed to prevent habeas corpus proceed ings and to hold the prisoner until a Candlan officer arrived. PUDLIC GATHERINGS ARE DISCONTINUED DALLAS, TEXAS, TAKING NO UN NECESSARY RISKS DURING MENINGITIS EPIDEMIC. Dallas, Texas, Jan. 11. The menace of meningitis In Dallas and other cities of north and east Texas has In stilled such fear among all classes of population that public gatherings have been practically abandoned. Even church meetings have been given up; society gatherings are rare, saloon keepers say fear of the meningitis epidemic has caused a serious reduc tion in their trade, while women's and men's club meetings scheduled for the next ten days have been postponed. The convention of the Texas Ice Cream Manufacturers' association. which was expected to bring 500 dele gates here January 17, has been post poned. While the state board of health yesterday found that epidemic conditions have improved, there is no let up in the fight against the malady. Quarantine Is Established. Groesbeck, Texas, Jan. 11. A quar antine "against the world" has been established here. All persons are warned against buying railway tickets to Groesbeck and the statement is made that no persons will be per mitted to leave trains at Groesbeck.. Lime has been scattered through the streets. There has been no meningltisv Convention is Removed New York, Jan. U. The outbreak; of spinal meningitis in Texas has de cided the National .Association of lew Cream Manufacturers to change their annual convention at Dallas to Chi cago January IS to 21.