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mmmmt LAS VEGAS DAILY OPTIC. MONDAY JANUARY 15, 1912.
SEW I PARRIT DAinilUP TO PRESS SHIPPING INQUIRY 1 linUUlIU llllUlllU rules committee, of which Re;resea-I I KANinha IN xxzzrzrxzi DEMONSTRATION I KANSAS MADE HUNGRY BY COLD, LONG- E Aft ED BRUTES DRIVE CATTLE I I FROM THEIR FEED. Jl Hutchinson, Kan., Jan. 15. Made desperate by hunger, hordes of fam ished jackrabbits are raiding the farm yards and feed lots on western Kansas ranches, according to report3 from that section of the state, and robbing cattle and other live stock of their food. Deprived of their usual food by the deep snow which covers that sec tion of the state, the rabbits invade the farms and granaries and cause great loss to the ranchmen. Where corn has been left in the shock, or. where hay has been stacked, thi little animals congregate by thou sands and, in their desperate straits eat thousands of dollars worth of grain and other feed that is greatly needed by the farmers for their stock. So numerous are the rabbits thaf it is impossible for the farmers U protect themselves from them. Thou sands of the animals have been killed and many thousands of them have died from starvation, but there appears to be little diminuation in their number. Some farmers report that the rab bits have invaded hog pens and by sheer force of numbers driven the hogs away from their food, one farmer whose reputation for truth and veraclity is good, reporing that he saw a drove of rabbits invade his hog pen, take ears of corn in their jaws and leap back over the fence and retreat to a safe distance to de vour their loot. Frank Winslow, a ranchman in Hodgeman county, also eaid that he had seen rabbits invade the hog lots and grab corn out of the mouths of the hogs. "Every day since the big) snow." Mr. Winslow said, "the ranch hands have been feeding a bunch of cattle in the feed lots, but they reported that the stock appeared to be hun gry all the time and appeared to be growing weaker and thinner. I made an investigation and found that as soon .as the hands would get the feed dumped on the ground and leave for other fields that hordes of jackrabbits would rush upon the feed and devour it' MILLIONS OF FOLKS USE ONLY CASCARETS They Never Have Headache, Bilious ness, Sluggish Liver or Bowels or a Sick, Sour Stomach No odds how bud your liver, stom ach or bowels; how much your head aches, how miserable and uncomfort able you are from constipation, indi gestion, biliousness and sluggish in testinesyou always get the desired results with Cascarets and quickly too. Don't let your stomach, liver and bowels make you miserable another moment; put an end to the headache, Ibillousness, dizziness, nefrvoifsness, sick, sour, gassy stomach, backache and all other distress; cleanse your inside organs of all the poison and effete matter which is producing the misery. , Take a Cascaret now; don't wait until bedtime. In all the world there Is no remedy like this. A 10-cent box means health, happiness and a clear head for months. No more days of gloom and distress if you will take a Cascaret now and then. All druggists eell Cascarets. Don't forget the chil dren their little insides need a good gentle cleansing, too. A MATTER OF TASTE Some people like Rye in preference to Bourbon or blend whiskeys, and right here is where we want you to sample our Sherwood Rye. It has that smooth, delightful flavor thot characterizes perfect whiskey, full quart bottled in bond. AH the stand ard whiskeys, brandies, wines and liquors at the Opera Bar. C. T. Par ley, Prop. RED HOT 8TUFF When you buy coal you want the best quality that money will buy Well, that's Yankee coal, finest grade for the furnace and the range. A trial order will convince you that it is the best what is. We deliver with despatch. Phone us Coors Lumber Co. THAT HUNGRY FEELING Jf vnti en lov real old fashioned home cooking, food that is clean and well prepared and nicely served, try nnr 25 cent meals. Rooms to rem Tk vntirnrnma Restaurant, 604 Lin TO PRESS SHIPPING INQUIRY Washington, Jan. 15. Th3 house rules committee, of which Represen tative Henry of Texas, Is chairman, today began hearings on the resolu tion introduced a short time ago by Representative Humphrey of Va.ih ington directing the appointment of a special committee to make a thor ough Investigation of the shipping trust The resolution of Representa tive Humphrey directs an investiga tion 'nto the methods and' vratices of various lines of ships, both of the United States and foreigii ountrics engaged in the United States oversea or foreign commerce. It further di rects an investigation of American ships and railroads interested In or controlling tie coastwise commerce of the United States as to .tho me thors of these lines in forming con ferences, pools, or other combinations in violation of the anti-trust lavs. Attorney General Wickersham and Secretary of Commerce and Labor Nagel are to appear before the com mittee and tell what steps, if any, have been taken by the government to investigate or prosecute r.he ship ping truBt for alleged violation of the anti-trust laws. Samuel Untermey- j er, the New York corporation law yer, also is expected to tell what he knows of the combine Others who :.ave been asked to appenr before the i ommittee include numerous influen tial factors in maritime shipping from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Ual timore, New Orleans and other points. If certain influential democrats in the house have their way an investi gation into the so-called money trust and harvester trust will be linked ) with the inquisition into the shipping trust, the three Inquiries combining; to make the most sweepng corporate . investigation yet undertaken hy the ; government. So confident are demo-; cratic leaders that this far-reavhing Investigation will be ordered ly the j house of representatives that they are ailready considering the personnel of the investigating committee The ten tative plans call for a committee of seven members. The democratic cau cus will be asked to nominate five of the seven committeemen in the event the house adopts the proposed plan. There will be four democrats, one In surgent, and two regular republi 'ans. To make sure of progressive repub lican representation on the commit tee, it Is desired by the democratic leaders '.hat the caucus name a pro gressive republican. In that event Representative G. A. Lindbergh, of Minnesota, author of the resolution for the investigation of the money trust, is to be named. After a series of in formal conferences among democratic leaders, it seems likely the members of the special committee chosen by the democrats may be Rufus Hardy of Texas, chairman: Joshua W. Alexan der of Missouri, Henry T. Rainey, of Illinois, possibly Martin D. Foster of Illinois, and C. A. Lindbergh (pro gressive) of Minnesota, The selection of two republican members Would be left to the republican caucus for nom ination to the house. HOW MANY TIMES Have you wished you had a good likeness of some near dear relative a portrait that was a true Ukenest, with every characteristic line and a natural expression. In our portrait work we study our subject, get the proper pose and light, that's why out work Is artistic. Waterman's Portrait Studio on the Plaza THERE'S NO EXCUSE For sleeping on a poor bed. For a very reasonable investment you can enjoy your sleeping hours as well as a millionaire. We are selling the popular brass beds cheaper than ever before. We have many styles in the bright and satin finish, fine mat tresses, springs and pillows. J. Johnsen & Son GREAT WHITE WAY When you put up an electric sign at your place of business you will have done something for yourself as well as tout city, tor an electric sign Is the modern great white way of advertis ing. Keeps your name constantly be fore the eyes of the purchasing pub lie and helps to make Las Vegas look like a wideawake city. Las Vegas Light and Power company. ONLY A FEW DAYS For only a few days or until Janu ary 20, when Mrs. Frank Strass will leave for the East to purchase spring styles, she will sell all hats and trim mings at greatly reduced prices. This is an excellent opportunity to pur chase pretty things in. the millinery line at extremely attractive prices. THE 5, 10 AND 20 CENT STORE Sells 3 cans Dutch cleaner. 6 boxes hardwood toothpicks, 3 cakes sapolio. 3 boxes 20 mule borax, 3 rolls, 1,000 sheets toilet paper, 6 packages glosi starch, two bottles ammonia, 4 sewed brooms, three cans concentrated lye. two one pound cans chloride of lime any of the above lots for twenty-five cents. THOUSANDS VISIT UNIQUE ADVERTISING SCHEME FOR NEW MEXICO IS MEETING WITH POPULARITY On Hoard New Mexico Demonstra tion Train, Jan. 15 The success of the first week's run by the New Mex ico Agricultural Demonstration tram now on tour of all points on the San ta Fe lines in New Mexico has sur passed the expectations of the most enthusiastic of the promoters oi the idea. The train started Thurs day at La Tuna, near the Texas line, in the lower Mesllla valley. Two hundred farmers attended the meet ing. There were 250 at the littlo sta tion of Berino; more than :?,000 at Las Cruces; 300 at Dona Ana; 200 at Rincon; close to 2,000 at Deming; 151? at Hatch; 300 at San Marcial; 310 at San Antonio; 800 at Socorro; 300 at Alamillo. with 00 wagon3 hitched along the right of way; 332 at Sabin- al, a wh'slling post, where 29 rigs and 20 saddle horses were lined up around the train; more than 1,000 at Bele;i and 300 at Los Lunas. Probably 5, 000 passed through the train at Al buquerque Sunday, while a rnrgs crowd attended the meeting and heard the lectures in the Albuquer- (iiie Commercial chib Saturday night. The first week's attendance of ai proximately 12,000 people, absolutely guarantees the success of the train nnH nmuos tho rten interest in it throughout the state. The school children, especially, are showing deepest interest in the train and almost without exception they are taking notes preparatory to writ ing letters to be entered in the let ter writing contest for three prizes of $10, $5 and $3 for the best letters on the subject: "What I dearned from the Agricultural Demonstration Train." These letters must not exceed 500 words in length, must be submit ted on or before February 10 to De monstration Train Contest, Bureau of Immigration, Albuquerque, N. M., and the contest is open to all school chil dren under 15 years of age who visit the train. The train will reach Las Vegas for a stop of 5 hours at 4 p. m. o'clock January 18. Be there when the train arrives. The following make up the train staff: i. D. Tinsley, agricultural demons trator, Santa Fe railroad. Harry J. McCowan, assistant to Mr. Tinsley. W. E. Garrison, president of the Agricultural college. Luther Foster, director, college ex periment station. F. L- Bixby, Agricultural College Ir rigation expert. W. T. Conway, superintendent col lege extension work. H. H. Simpson, professor of animal husbandry. Fabian Garcia, horticulturist. E. P. Humbert, professor of agron omy. J. W Knorr and J. E. Mabit, assist ant farming experts. H. B. Hening, secretary, New Mex ico bureau of immigration. The entire staff is taking part in the lecture and demonstration work and no farmer who has his own In terest at heart can afford to miss the train. The train is not for farmers alone, however, and everybody is In vited to visit it during the stop. The slogan of the train is: "For Better Farming in New Mexico," and in this every citizen in this commu nity has a direct interest CARELESS ABOUT APPENDI CITIS IN LAS VEGAS Many Las Vegas people have stom ach or bowel trouble which is likely to turn into appendicitis. If you have cosstlpation. sour stomach; or gas on the stomach, try simple buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., as compounded by Adler-i-ka, the new German ap pendicitis remedy. The Red Ctosb Drug Co. states that A SINGLE DOSE of this simple remedy relieves bowel or stomach trouble almost IN STANTLY. BIG REDUCTION Daring our inventory sale every thing goes at 50 cents o nthe dol lar. We make a specialty of misses' and children's hats, alsoh some of the latest one piece dresses are below cost. Call and be convinced. Mrs. A Stnndish. THE WHOLE HOG. We can make you attractive price? on the whole hog or pork In smaller quantities, especiall halves. Our pork, is corn fed and is delicious. Call or phone and we will fill all orders promptly. The Las Vegas Mercantile company, Douglas avenue. NEW MEXICO AS SUMES FULL (Continued From Page One) Governor William J Mills, in open ing the inaugural program, gave the following address: Ladies and Gentlemen. On the first day of March, 1910, legs than two years ago, on the west steps of the capitol building, I was inaugurated as governor of what was then the terri tory of New Mexico. It was a gala day and I felt proud of the honor which had been conferred upon me in being made the chief executive of the territory, and I have no doubt but that my friend, Governor McDonald, feels doubly proud at having been chosen by the free votes of the people as the first governor of the new state of New Mexico which; is represented on our flag by the forty-seventh star. It is a great honor of wjblch any one may rightfully feel proud, but at the same time there are great responsibilities which must be assumed with the honor. At the time of my appointment 1 felt morally certain that I was to be the last governor who was to guide the destinies of the territory, and that when I laid down the duties of my office that they were to be taken up by the governor of the state of New Mexico. Nor was I wrong in my sur mise that I was to be last territorial governor, for shortly after my Inau guration the fight for the admission of New Mexico to the sisterhood of states was resumed, and after a bit ter fight which undoubtedly most of you remember the president signed the enabling act and our constitutional convention was duly chosen to frame the organic laws for the new state The approval of this constitution in congress consumed considerable time, and much feeling was aroused, but I am glad to say that finally the consti tution was approved by both branches of congress, with a slight amendment, and approved by the president. The proclamation calling for the election of the new state officers was issued by me, and as a result we are now inaugurating the first governor of the new state of New Mexico. "When 1 was inaugurated as gov ernor of the then territory I made a brief address outlining the policy which I proposed to follow during my incumbency of the office. It perhaps is now fitting that I should say a few words defining what those policies were and how they have been carried out. Aside from the matter of state hood and our new constitution I dw(elt particularly upon three features of my administration. These were in rela tion to revenue and taxation, the schools, the building of good roads and the promoting of irrigation enter prises. It is proper that I should speak of what has been done since I have been governor in regard to these fea tures of my administration. When I assumed the office of gov ernor on March 1, 1910, the cash in the hands of the territorial treasurer two years, is hy pumping projects ont amounted to $595,013.79; on January lined and commenced throughout the first of the present year the cash in ' state. The possibility of irrigating the hands of that official was $605,- Dy pumping is being very rapidly jde 097.83, an increase of more than $10,- j veloped in all sections of the state 000. At the date of my assuming of-! and should meet with the earnest sup flce the bonded debt ot the territory port of all citizens who look to the ad was $1,001,500, while on the first day ! vancement and improvement of our of January of the ; present year the state. I am glad to be able to state bonded debt was $966,500, being a re- j that in the artesian districts of the duction of $35,000. When I assumed territory the general condition has oflice the territorial tax which was levied for all purposes was 14.4b mills; during my administration two reductions have been made in the ter ritorial levy, so that for the year 1911 the territorial tax was reduced ' pushed by reason of the laws which to 10 mills on the dollar, a reduction have been passed regulaling the use of almost one-third in the amount of 1 0f water in the artesian wells and pre tax. It seems to me that it is a very venting waste, and by the conserva creditable showing, to have reduced yon which is already being secured the territorial tax almost one-third, to hy making a given amount of water have paid off $35,000 in bonds and to cover a greater number of acres, have $10,000 more in the hands of the j jn regard to the highways in our treasurer than when I first assumed state activity has been shown during office, and with a shortage in no fund. , tne last two years. Improvement in I am proud of) the showing which the roads was commenced during the has been made in the conduct of the administration of my predecessor, Qov financial affairst of the territory, and i emor Curry. About 474 miles of I desire to express my thanks to the road have been built or repaired un varlous territorial officials for the act j der the auspices of the good roads ive co-operation which they have given i commission during the last two years, me in my efforts to run the territory j j do not mean by this that this num in an economical msnner. her of miles was actually built, but In my inaugural address I stated that, that number of miies had been that if at any time during my admin- j worked upon and made passable for istration taxes vere producing a sur-i carriages and automobiles. We have plus in the treasury that I would see I considered It better to improve the that the rate of taxation was reduced, j roads over a considerable portion or and you will, I am sure, bear me out i the territory rather than complete in saying that this has been done. In regard to the schools and their betterment to which I particularly re ferred. I will say that I have at all times taken a great deal of Interest in their welfare. I have visited the schools in many counties of the ter- ritory; I have attended all the meet- ings of the territorial board of edu - cation and have done everything that lay in my power to make the schools particularly in the rural districts, bet ter than they had been in the past, and my observation leads me to be lieve that Dae schools throughout the territory are today in much better condition than they have been at any time heretofore. There are in this state approximately one thousand school districts, scattered through the several counties, and 1 am gratified to say that during the last year in all but ui of these districts schools nave been held, and I am furthermore pleased to say that the average length of terms of all the schools in the ter ritory have been increased from four months, which was the average in Ljjs-0i, to six mouiiia, which was the average in 1910-11. This is an increase of 50 per cent in the length of terms of Die schools. The value of the school property in this territory, ex clusive of high schools and our higher institutions of learning, is about $1, 300,00, and I am pleased to say that the compensation paid to our teachers has in the last two years increasea from an average of $322.71 to $355.88. This includes the compensation paid to teachers in the schools in rural eommuuities as well as tnose heiu in the larger towns. An examination of the books shows that the number of teachers giving instruction in the common schools of the territory in 1910-11 was 1,530, which was an in. crease of nearly 300 over the previous two years. Our schools, not only in the larger towps, are bound to increase and im prove rapidliy, for a sentiment is growing up throughout the entire ter ritory which demands that these insti tutions of learning should rank with the best of the country. The amount of land which has been granted to us by the general govern ment under the act admitting us as a state is certain, if wisely administered. to be of very great benefit to the state and to the schools. I have no doubt but Uiat Governor McDonald will see to it that the school lands are wisely administered and that no scan dal results from their management. Just what shall be done with this land is a matter vvftiich is bound to provoke much discussion. I trust and believe that the state will be benefited by it and that the legislature will pass laws for the administration of this sacred trust which will be of inestimable value to generations to come. Since I have been in office we have done much work on our roads and for the development of irrigation enter prises. During the nearly two years that I have been in office the irriga tion development had advanced more than twice what it has during any similar period in the past. Since March 10, 1910, 220 applications for the right to appropriate water have been filed, 181 of which are at the present time being developed for ir rigation purposes and vore upwards of 1,250,000 acres at an approximate cost of about $13,000,000. Besides the active work which is being done on the projects to which I have above re ferred, active construction has taken place on the Elephane Butte project which will reclaim eventually about 110,000 acres in the new state of as rich land as the sun ever shown upon. Other marked development in , Irrigation lines shown in the past been good. It is estimated that the acreage in the artesian belt on the Pecos river will cover about 75,000 acres without any real diminuation of the wtoter supply. This will be accom- only a few miles In any particular lo cality. The amount of money which we have had at our disposal has been but a very limited one and many ot the counties have joined wftth us and have advanced money to be spent un der the direction of the good roads commission. It will now he but a few ' years before the Camino Real from the Colorado state line near Raton to "FORT" AND HUNTS SUPREME FOR SALE BY Order Those Brands And You will be Delighted With Their Flavorj and Quality El Paso will be a reality. Some of the roads which we have built have been a great help to tho counties In which they He. During my term I have tried to give the territory a perfectly honest and fair administration and I believe that what I have tried to do has met with the approval of the people of the territory. Few people even of us who have lived in New Mexico for so many years are aware of the Immense re sources and possibilities of the state. I had heard of these resources in a general sort of way but until I went over the territory personally and in spected and examined it I really had no idea as to how great these re sources were. You, Governor McDonald, have a great work before you, and you per haps more than any other man In the state can aid in upbuilding and im proving both morally and materially the condition of the state. You will have to be wise and pursue a consist ent and moderate course, and I am sure that you wf 11 do this and that your only aim will he to do all that lies in your power to uplift the state of New Mexico. We all know that you are a man of high standing; that you have successfully conducted large business enterprises, that you are a man of probity and sterling worth and I feel sure that you will leave nothing undone to assist in advancing the in terests of the new state, and so long as you work and labor to that end you will have the united support of all good people Irrespective of party. You have my best wishes for a long and happy life and for a most successful administration. THE PROPER WAY a home should ho managed like anv other business enterprise. The house wife should open a household bank account, make regular deposits, pay her bills by check. It is the safe and better way. We appreciate small house checking accounts as well as large ones. Suppose you try the proper way. First National Bank. CRIMINAL IGNORANCE. Many dairymen are criminally Ignor ant of the precautions that should be taken for insuring purity of milk. The Ideal Sanitary Dairy is mUer the man agement of people who have made a study of sanitary methods, consequent ly Its milk and cream are pure. All bottles are sterilized and subjected to frech air and sunlight before being filled. MANUFACTURING CENTER Las Vegas has become known as a manufacturing center of the new state. Sabino Lujan is a manufac turer of fine filigree jewelry. He will make special designs to order although he has a large assortment in stock. Prices are right. See Lujan, Bridge street. PILES CURED IN 6 TO 14 DAYS Vour druggist will refund money if PAZO OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles in 6 to 14 days. Riv Canned Vegetables and Presf ved Fruits Delicious as, The Fresh 4 From the Garden anoT The Orchard Canned Fruits and Berries ALL GROCERS 9 9 GERMAN-MILLED ress FLOUR the answer to every Baking Problem. It's Firxer,-Whiter and More Uniform. Made by LARABEES Famous GERMAN PROCESS. A ROGERS' SILVERWARE COUPON IN EVERY SACK; Gross, Kelly (L Co. Distributors Ask Your Grocer for It CALENDAR OF 8PORT3 FOR THE WEEK f Monday. Class C amateur billiard champion ship tournament opens in New York. Annual honspiel of the Northwest ern Curling association opens at Du luth. Annual meeting of the Central Base ball association at Burlington, la. Opening of international roller skat ing championships at Bt Louis. Wisconsin amateur billiard cham pionship tournament opens at Green Bay. Championship tournament of adver tising gold association at Pinehurst. N. C. Eddie McGoorty vs. Walter Coffey, 10 rounds, at New York. Tuesday. Wrestling match between Stanislaus Zbyszko and Henry Ordermann at Minneapolis. Opening of Philadelphia Boston Ter rier club show at Philadelphia. Meeting of the rules committee of the American Trotting association at Chicago. Tommy Murphy vs. Joe Bedell, 10 rounds, at Brooklyn. Tom McMahon vs. Bill Hurley, 10 rounds, at Glens Falls, N. Y. Wednesday. Intercollegiate hockey contest be tween Cornell and Yale at New York. Intercollegiate basketball contest be tween Columbia and Princeton at Princeton. Thursday. i jiuuuai meeuug ui me society oi Automobile Engineers at New) York. I Opening of ice race meeting of the j Hu" at, 0tta' nt Abe Attell vs. "Knockout" Brown. 10 rounds, at New Yort Carl Marrls vs, AI Benedict, it rounds, at Toronto. Friday. Intercollegiate basketball contest be tween Cornell and Yale at New Ha ven. Johnny Coulon vs. Harry Forbes, 1 rounds, at Kenosha, Wis. Frank Mantell vs. Fritz Holland, Jft rounds, at Sacramento, Cal. Saturday. Annual meeting ot the Western .Goir association at Chicago. Annual indoor meet of the First Regiment A. A. at Chicago. Intercollegiate basketball contest be tween Columbia and Cornell at New York. Intercollegiate basketball contest be tween Princeton nnd Pennsylvania at Philadelphia. Bobby Waugh vs. Freddie Welsh, 20 rounds, at Vernon, Cal. MOTHER IS A CRANK. About the manner in which the clothing of the household is washed It is for this reap n i that she has be gun rending "he weekly wash to the Las Vftoas St""Tn iaundry. Besides she is relieved of the worry of wash day. It is sumiislng how cheap the washing is being done, too. 04 coln avenue.