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tA8 VEGAS DAILY OPTIC, MONDAY JANUARY 15. 1912.
thm INERS CONSIDER A RAISE IN WAGE NITED MINE WORKERS nc AMERICA WILL GATHER TO MORROW IN INDIANAPOLIS Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 15. The ad- lance guard of delegates to attend le annual convention of the United line Workers of America to meet re tomorrow has reached here. The invention promises to be one of the st Important as well as the largest Uhering In the history of the or fcanization. it will be attended by Delegates representing the tens of thousands of miners who labor in the Immense bituminous fields, which stretch from West Virginia and cen tral Pennsylvania northwest to Brit- lish Columbia and southwest to Texas and Oklahoma. The anthracite min- I ere of Pennsylvania are expected to be more largely represented than at previous conventions, owing to the fact that the wage agreement of the anthracite miners will expire this year as that of the bituminous work ers. It is probable that the convention w'U last two weeks or longer. The matter of a new wage agreement will be thoroughly discussed, though final action in the matter will as usual be left to the committee which will meet in joint conference with the operators next month. In addition to the ordinary routine business the convention will have many matters of Importance to con sider. It is generraly conceded that the report of the tellers of the recent national election for officers will show the re-election of John P. White of Iowa as president over Tom L. Lew's, his opponent. Edwin Perry, the secretary-treasurer, had no rival for the office. MANY FATHERS TO GIVE BRIDE IN MARRIAGE ( r eased coat of living has made necea-; eary a wage increase, the operators bold that the "sliding scale" create! by the strike commission has given! the miners advantage of every ad vance in the price of coal, and that no flat advance in wages is possible under present conditions. The conciliation board promises to be a bone of contention also. This is composed of three representatives of the operators. It was created by the strike commission to settle dif ferences as they arise from time to time. The miners declare that tne j methods of work of the conciliation Jm 15 Uncommon lntere8t board are cumbersome and Imprac-1 a?tacheB to the announcement that .Lucie Bagarre is to be married to Jo A number of the same concessions , geph Tar3y a baker of Neyt)TS which the miners demanded the weddng takes place her fathers cessfully before the strike commission , win a88embIe ln force t0 gjve m will be demanded again. Notable bride awav LUCY BAGARRE IS THE ADOPTED DAUGHTER OF COMPANY OF PARIS ARTISTS. &.mon? these is the so-called ' checi; off," the system under which the Lucie is the adopted daughter of the students of the Latin Quarter. Sb operators deduct from the miners' pa hag no motner except St Genevieve, checks for union dues and turn the amount deducted over to the officers of the union. As this involves the re cognition of the United Mine Workers by the operators it has been 9teadily opposed b- the latter. Another de mand which the mine workerb will present is that whatever agreement the patron saint of Paris. The pros pectlve bride is 18 years old. Senator Beranger, the Anthony Corn stock of Paris, discovered the Quartz Arts (Pour Arts) ball, 18 years ago. This ball is given every year by the students of the Latin Quarter. Each studio gathers in force and tries to is made it shall last one year only. outi0 every other in the contest for This has been demanded over and tne moat artistic or startling tableau, over again, but the operators have al- Entry to the ball is by invitation only ways stood out for a longer term. and if some of the models whom the The miners believe that the present artistB invite are not carefully dressed time is well selected for pressing their artists have seen them before ln very demands. In the first place It is tin- SCanty clothing on the model's throne usual for the wage agreements in m the studio. both the hard and soft coal regions to Bertmge:. was m0ved to put a expire simultaneously then, too, :t ban on the bali declaring it a danger is a presidential election year. This tQ pubnt. morals,, though the public gives the mine workers' organUati.ni wag never admitted. When he for a strong weapon, because by simu'ta- bade tbe holding of the annual func neous action in several mining regions tion tbere wa8 trouble. A large force the leaders could create a condition of policemen was called out, with or approaching a fuel famine. ders to use pistols if necessary. One afternoon a young man who MOST SEVERE COLD was sipping coffee outside a cafe IS EASILY BROKEN near the Pantheon was killed by a re- i volver. Right then the. half laughing Surely Cures a Cold and Ends Grippe rowdyism ceased and the students be- HOW DELINQUENT TAXES MUST BE PAID DISTRICT ATTORNEY WARD PRE PARES A STATEMENT FOR THE AID OF OWNERS Misery in a Few Hours. Pape's Cold Compound is the result One of the questions that is being of three years' research at a cost o discussed among the delegates already on the ground is whether the conven tion will rescind the resolution that placed before John Mitchell the alter native of giving up his union card r resigning from the National Civic Federation. Mr. Mitchell, it will be recalled, recently made charges that the last miners' eonven'in-. "packed" and to that fact was due the adopt'on of the resolution. The question of renewing the aeree ment with the operators, however, will overshadow all other matters be fore the convention. The present ncreement will expire March 31 next. No attempt is made to conceal the fact that a general strike of both the bituminous and anthracite miners is among the possibilities. The situa tion in the anthracite field is the more Marming, as a strike of the hard coal miners is always more serious in its consequences than a suspension of work by the bituminous miners. The district organizations in the anthra cite field have held their separate conventions. These gatherings adopt ed resolutions demanding 20 per cent increase in wages, a decrease of about 11 per cent in working hours without a corresponding decrease In pay, payment by weight exclusively, and other concessions. The operators have not given any came rioters. Suddenly, on the fourth day, the rioting stopped. The students had found a live baby. It was a girl about two weeks old, wrapped in a than fifty thousand dollars, and blanket She was found near the Sor- Donne on me un-y i -"- iw students adopted her and named her Lucie Bagarre. Bagarre means a riot and Lucie had quelled one. The young men of the quarter raised a fund for their adopted daugh- more contains no quinine, which we have conclusively demonstrated is not ef fective in the treatment of colds or grippe. It is a positive fact that a lo3e of HOME MADE CANDIES That's descriptive of the products of the Potter Candy Kitchen. They are a home product and they are made by the most expert candy makers official notice of their intentions, out money can obtain. Hence we lead all It is well known they have no Inten tion of granting these demands. While the mine workers argue that the in- rn' fiA trm Tni,nrl t CI .' .ill V I . T' d , -tep n Pommittft rt,q formed to hours until three consecutive i , v . ..IT a muft ill mr iier euuuauuu. one roa put out to nurse, then sent to school, and has developed into a charming, rosy cheeked young woman, who mothers all her fathers and is the pet of "the quarter." ' When she left school her fathers apprenticed her to a dressmaker. Her apprenticeship over, she became a fairy of needles and earned her own living so well that the students, her fathers, resolved not to give her an income, but to put it by for her as a dowry on her wedding day. More than one of the younger students, when he met his daughter, hoped that some day he might become his own comrades' stepson, but Lucie said she wanted al ways to look on the Latin Quarter as her parentage. Lucy spent her last summer's holi day ln Nevers. Joseph Tardy, the ba ker, is a bachelor. She met him one morning when she went to buy the rolls she likes to nibble with her cof fee. Joseph insisted on carrying her parcel home for her. A letter went to Paris: Tardly was startled when 20 young men in black velvet caps called on him one day and asked him to promise to be very good to Lucie Bagarre. two doses are taken, will end the grippe and break up the most sfvero cold, either in the head, chest, back stom ach, limbs or any part of the body. It promptly relieves the most mis erable headache, dullness, head and nose stuffed up, feverishneos, sneez ing, sore throat, running of the nose, mucous, catarrhal discharges, sore ness; stiffness and rheumatic twinges. Take this harmless Compound as U 11 KCICU, " l 111 liic n-"u " - w. there is no other medicine made any where else in the world, which will cure your cold or end grippe misery as promptly and without any other assistance or bad after-effects, as a 25-cent package of Pape's Cold Com pound, which any druggist in the world can supply. competitors in this district Try a box of our chocolates. We- cover the entire retail field. P. B. Potter. Capital Paid in $100,000.00 surplus wo.ooo.oo i M. CI NMNdHAM. President H PHANK -PHImi6w Vjoe I'rest.'ent T. rKHKINS. Ci.hier Lutere t Paid or Time Deposits A SMALL BEGINNING is eagerly watched by the whole family because everybody knows that from small beginnings great achievements have arisen. START A SAVINGS ACCOUNT and you will be agreeably surprised at the pro gress you made toward the big figures. With a bank book in one hand you can grasp an op tunity with the other. LAS VEGAS SAVINGS BANK For the information of the taxpay ers District Attorney Charles W. O. Ward has issued a statement regard ing the collection of delinquent taxes. The statement follows: To the Taxpayers of San Miguel County Delinquent taxes have been accum ulating upon tiie books of tbe treasur er and collector of San Miguel county lor many years. The probable rea tcn therefor is that up to the last two or three years titles in San Mi guel county were in a great many Instances so uncertain that the laws i-tardlng the c-ollrcticn ot delinquent taxles .could not be effective,)' forced. The laws provide that affter prop erty advertised in the delinquent I u iist has been offered lor sale, if no purchasers appear within 86 days that the certificates shall be sold to the county and that after three years il the property is not redeemed by the owners, such certificates shall be sold to the highest bidder and an absolute title shall be given. In years past, where attempts ewere made to follow this law, such certifi l ates could not be sold at any price ;ind for that reason the practice of selling to the county was abandoned. Delinquent taxes continued to ac curaulate and the only method avail able for the collection of such taxes was to file a suit for the foreclosure oi the lien held against the property by the territory of New Mexico, This method has been adopted during H the past two or three years and with in a short time the tax rolls of San Miguel county will be entirely free from delinquent taxes. The tax rolls of the county must never again be allowed to become en cumbered with delinquent taxes. It is possible that the first state legis lature may simplify and improve the present cumbersome methods of col lecting delinquent taxes but now that a settlement of the litigation relating to land grants has been ln a large measure effected and titles have become much more certain, It is entirely feasble to enforce to the letter the present tax laws. JTha publication oi. voluiaia.a!!s jgt of delinquent taxes for the year 1910 lias been completed in accordance with the law. About February 20 the collector will begin the sale of ad vertised property at public auction. At the termination of GO days the laws regarding this class of property will be enforced to the letter and certifi cates of sale to the county will be made in every case where the prop erty owner has not appeared at the office of the treasurer and paid his taxes with penalties. A penalty amounting to 18 per cent a year will begin to run against the property from the date of the sale of the cer tificate to the county or the sale to a private Indvidual. At the end of three years certificates to land sold to the county will be sold to the highest bidder for cash, if during the three year term they are not sold for the face value. I wish to have It as thoroughly un derstood as possible among the tax payers of the county, that not only will the law regarding the sale of property be rigidly enforced, but that all tho penalties exacted hv the law will be required. At the expense of infinite labor and a great deal of time I have very near ly completed the work of clearing the records of delinquent taxes. These records cannot be kept clear unless the law Is rigidly enforced. I wish also to call the attention of the taxpayers of the county to the prime importance jof making their own tax returns and not placin? the burden upon the assessor. The assessor is entitled to and should charge a penalty of 25 per cent in all cases where re Is com pelled to make out the schedule. It is the duty of each taxpayers to make his own schedule and he will find if he does so that there will be less likelihood of error and excessive as sessment. Furthermore, I wish to cal' attention to the remedy pr.ividel tiy law 1o the taxpayer in cases where assessment made by the assessor are either erroneous or excessive. It is hs nrivileg to seek relief fr mi ttie comity board of equalization and, th.it facing, to apply to the territorial loard of equalization. It ! true that the relief sought may he sained through a court proceeding, hut eikIi oroceed'ns cannot be otherwise not understood by many. No one is entitled to an exemption who does not return his property, under oath, and make application for the exemp tion. Heads of families and widows are the only persons entitled to ex emptions. In a great many instances, where heads of families have proper ty of no greater taxable value than the amount of the exemption claim ed, they make no returns whatsoever. In such cases the parties are not en titled to an exemption and whether or not the assessor makes an assessment on such property a cloud rests upon the title. The state has a Hen for taxes and assessments may be made by the collector at any time and the property held for taxes. I am sending a copy of this letter containing Information regarding our tax laws, which T believe may be Im portant to the taxpayers, to all of the newspapers of San Miguel county, hoping thereby to persuade all goori citizens to do their duty in the mat ter of assisting ln the proper enforce ment of the laws. I wish also to avoid as far as possible inflicting any hardship upon any individual who may be ignorant of his duty with re gard to the matter of making his re turns. ' C. W. G. WARD. District Attorney. S.S.S. CURES BLOOD POISON No case of contagious blood poison is ever cured until the last particle of the virus has been removed from the circulation. The least taint left in the blood will sooner or later, cause a fresh outbreak of the trouble, with all its hideous and destructive symptoms of ulcerated mouth and throat, copper colored splotches, falling hair, sores and ulcers, etc. No other medicine so surely cures contagious blood poison as S. S. S. It goes down into the blood and steadily and surely drives out every particle of the infection. It absolutely and perfectly purifies the blood, and leaves this vital fluid as fresh, rich and healthy as it was before the destructive virus of contagious blood poison entered the circulation, S. S. S. quickly takes effect on the blood, and gradually the symptoms disappear, the health is improved, the skin cleared of all spots, sores and other blemishes, the hair stops coming out. the mouth and: throat heal and when S. S. S. has cleansed the system of the poison no trace of the disease is left S. S. S. cures contagious blood poison because it is the greatest of all blood purifiers tested and proven for more than forty years. Book on this disease with suggestions for home treatment, and any-medical advice sent free to all who write. THE SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., ATLANTA, GA. TO RECEIVE GREAT WELCOME New York. .Tan. 15. The extensive preparations for the welcome to Car dinal Fa iv v are virtually completed and when the cardinal steps from the liner PerUn at the Hokone docks to- mbrro ,v the machinery will be set in motion for what is expected to be one of the most remarkable demons trat'ons of the kind ever held in America. According to present plans the eminent prelate will 'be conveyed ln a special tug from Hoboken to the Battery, from which point he will be escorted by a monster procession to the archiepiscopal residence. TJhe entire route of the procession up Broadway to Madison Square and thence up Fifth avenue to Fiftieth street wifll be decorated with the na tional colors of red, white and blue, mingled with cardinal scarlet and the yellow of the papal flag. The wel come demonstration will continue ov er a period of nine days. The chief features will !e the celebration of a special mass in the cathedral and a" great laymen's meeting ln the Hippodrome. NEBRASKA FARM GATHERINGS. Lincoln, Neb., Jan! 16 Today ushered in what is in many respects the most notable week of tbe year for the Nebraska farmer. It is the week when the numerous state organiza tions in which he Is particularly inter ested hold their annual joint gath ering in the state capital. Among the organizations that will meet dur ing the next few days are the State as sociations of corn growers, horticul turists, live stock breeders, swine breeders and beekeepers. Meetings of the county assessors, road improve ment associations and rural life and agricultural extension conferences will add to the attendance of visitors, while an additional attraction will be furnished by the big exhibition of farm products. of its incorporation as a city. In honor of the anniversary the chamber of commerce arranged a program of his torical exercises and a Jubilee banquet. CORN AND GRAIN GROWERS. Mitchell, S. D., Jan. 15. The annual convention and exhibition of the South Dakota Corn and Grain Grow ers association opened here today, to last until Friday. Prominent farmers from all parts of the state are present. A leading feature of the week's pro gram will be the lectures by a num ber of well known agricultural experts. Read The Optic. FOR AMATEUR CUEISTS. New York, Jan. 15. The big event of the week for devotees of the green table sport will be the Class C tour nament, which has its opening tonight at the Morningside Academy in this city. This tournament is a new one on the list of fixtures held under the auspices of the National Association of Amateur Billiard players. The con testants are limited to amateur play ers who have never surpassed a grand average of 5 in tournament competi tion and at the same time are capable of speed of at least 3. Nearly a score of players have entered in the initial tournament and some Interesting com petition is expected. M'KEESPORT COMES OF AGE. 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PRICES Are Lower than Elsewhere GRAAF DRY GOODS COMPANY The STORE That Sells for Less Embroideries, Muslins, Laces and White Goods of all kinds can be had here at prices surprisingly low, don't overlook the fact that that our stock is carefully selected and our prices lowest. New Spring Skirts have arrived and now ready for your inspection priced very low. ALL 15c GINGHAMS MUST GO AT 10 Cents We sell the famous Stringless MuslinJ Pet ticoats when you are down town come in and ask to see, don't forget The Store That Sells for Less, anything you want can be had here TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, will be White Goods Days, and all goods of that class will be sold at 20 Per Cent Off our Regular low Prices, and our regular prices are less than others. ex-tsla- re- iaw- be ac- by 10 J than expensive to the taxpayer. The law regarding exemptions is