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WE A THEF FORECAST Fair and Warmer To night and Wed nesday THE DAILY MAXtM Overcantion la Often Worse Than Over canelesBaega EXCLU8IVB ASSOCIATED FF LEASED WIFRI :leqraph service VOL. XXXIII. NO. 60. LAS VEGAS DAIILY OPTIC, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1912. CITY EDITION. - ; BIG DEMONSTRATION TRAIN WAS IN LAS VEGAS A SHORT TIME IN THE EARLY HOURS TODAY Educational and Advertising Venture of the Bureau of Immigration, the Agricul tural College and the Santa Fe Rail way Passed Through this City en Route to Northern New Mexico WILL RETURN THURSDAY EVENING Public is Invited to Visit The Exhibit Gars And Attend Popular Meet ing to be Addressed by Experts in Farming And Stock Raising Which Will be Held in The Commercial Club Rooms in The Evening Farmers Are Urged to See The Train And Parents And Teachers Are Request ed To Send The Children. The XNew Mexico agricultural de monstration train, now on tour of all points on the Santa Fe lines in New Mexico, passed through Las Vegas early this morning, on its way to points in Mora and Colfax counties. The train went through nefore day light and was seen by but a few yard men ; but on its return to Las Vegas Thursday, it will be greeted by a big crowd of farmers and La3 Vegas peo ple. The train will reach here Thurs day afternoon at 4 o'clock and be tween that time and dark everycne is invited to visit the train, pass through the cars, see the exhibits and talk with the train staff, which in cludes the full corps of exoflrta from the Agricultural college. At 7-30 in the evening a meeting will be heid in in the Commercial club to which the public and especially the farmers are Invited, when the entire staif nf ex perts will speak on sublets o.' .iiiect Interest to the people of this commu nity. One feature of special interest in the demonstration train is the letter writing contest open to all school chil dren under 1 5 years of age. The New Mexico bureau of immigration. Presi dent Garrison of the Agricultural col lege and J. D. Tinsley, agricultural demonstrator of the Santa Fe rail road, have offered three prizes of $10, $5 and $3 each for the three best let ters on the subject, "What I Learned from the Demonstration Train." No contestant, can enter who is more than 15 years old. The letters must not exceed 500 words in length. All let ters must be addressed to the New Mexico bureau of immigration, Albu querque, N. M., and must be in that office on or before February 10 when the contest closes. Within these rules every school child in Las Vegas who visits the train is invited to en ter the contest. Be sure to be there when the train arrives Thursday. There will be a big crowd and it requires consider able time for a careful inspection of the train. The New Mexico Agricultural de monstration train is being operated jointly by the Santa Fe railroad and the New Mexico Agricultural College, in the interest of "Better Forming in New Mexico." Every station on the Santa Fe lines in New Mexico will be j ows: j D. Tinsley, agricultural de reached by the train and stops tatmATAior, Santa Fe railroad; Harry from one to four hours are being j j McCowari, assistant to Mr. Tinsley; made, depending upon the number of I president W. E. Garrison of th Agri- people attending and the size of the community. The success of the train thus far has surpassed the greatest I p h Rixby, college irrigation expon ; expectations of the promoters of the j w. x. Conway, superintendent of col idea. During the first three days injiege extension work; H. H. Simpson, southwestern New Mexico, more than j professor of animal husbandry: Fa seven thousand people, a majority of i biatl oarcja) professor of horticulture: them farmers and farmers' wives and E P Humbert, professor of agron- chlldren, passed through the cars. Five thousand people visited the train at Albuquerque Sunday, and fully a thousand people saw the exhibits and heard the lectures at Santa Fe. This in spite of the counter attraction of inauguration ceremonies. The equipmen of the first demon stration train is as complete as could be desired. The train consist of six ears, four of which caTy exhibits of grain, soils, dairy machinery, romp ing machinery, live stock, horticul ture, etc. The fifth car is a large coach, lighted by electricity and de corated with good roads pictures, wh'ch is used as a lecture room. At night meetings, illustrated WectUres are given in the lecture car. The sixth oar is a private car used as liv ing quarters by the train staff. The exhibit car Is in effect a ; rav eling agricultural college on wheels. All alongside the line it has been suggested that this car, carried through the central and eastern state? would be one of the strongest adver tisements New Mexico could have. There are two large automobile freight cars, fitted as live stock cars, and these contain some of the choic est blooded dairy and beef cattle ever brought into the state. The live stock includes Viola Birthright, a three year old pure blood Guernsey heifer, with a record of 1.54 pounds of butter per day; Emma, a seven year old pure blood Jersey from the El Paso Dairy comipany's herd, and bred at the Agricultural colloge; Dick a 2 year old Hereford-Shortorn cioss breed; Kindness H., an Aberdeen Angus heifer which has drawn enthu siastic comment from every stock man who has seen her, Laddie, a yearling Holstein bull, wboae angry expression Is no index to his disposi tion, which is all that could be de sired; Moselle of Lyons, a magnifi cent Holstein heifer, bred at ihe col lege. Four stroins of the finest pork pigs are carried in the care, the prize member of the little family be ing a 25 months old Berkshire which weighs just 4,800 pounds. There are also e1ghtj coops of pure straing chick ens of finest breeds. A flat car between the two live stock cars, is used to exhibit cattle and also as a lecture platform for out door work, while it also carries sev eral samples of fruit trees showing root growth and development and the best methods of pruning. The Agricultural college is civil'..? not only much time and expense, but Its best men to the demonstration train work. The train staff is as fol- cultural college; Director Luther Fos ter of the college experiment static : omy, and just from the University of Maine where he has held a simil ar position. Mr. Humbert is a Ph. D. trom uorneH ana is considered, a strong acquisition to the college fac ulty. J. W. Knorr, junior on the agricultural course at the college who won the trip as a prize in a stock judging contest; J. B. Mabie, asslst atn farmer and dairy expert; H. B. Henlng, secretary New Mexico bu reau of immigration. District Freight and Passenger Agent W. R- Brown of El Paso is accompanying the train on the journey through northern New Mexico. The schedule of the demonstration train for the remainder of the week is: Tuesday, Watrous 8 a. m.; Shoe maker, 10:30 a, m.; Tipton, 12 noon; Wagon Mound, 2:10 p. m.; Springer, 6. p. m. Wednesday, French, 8:30 a. m.; Maxwell, 11:15 a. m.; Raton 3:30 a. m.; spend night in Raton. Thursday, Colmor, 8:30 a m.; Nol an, 9:50 a. m.; Levy, 11:30 a. m.; Las Vegas, 4 p. m. The train will re main at Las Vegas until 9:30 p. m.. and lectures will be given in the Commercial club. The train then re turns to Albuquerque for a four-hour stop Friday, leaving thence for the cut-off country, eastern New Mexico, and the Pecos valley. The attendance thus far has demon strated thoroughly the deep interest of the people generally in the work being done by the train and insures the complete success of the under taking. The success of this first de monstration train means undoubtedly that such a train will be run over the Santa Fe lines in New Mexico each year, as an enormous old to the farmers of the Sunshine state in in creasing yields, improving their farm ing methods and swelling their bank accounts. The eople of the state have re sponded enthusiastically to the effort be'ng made by the Santa Fe and the Agricultural college, thus far, and there is no doubt that great crowds will greet the train throughout the entire journey. LIVES AND PROPERTY PAY BLIZZARDS TOLL SIX DEATHS AND MILLIONS OF LOSS TO CATTLEMEN RESULT OF COLD IN KANSAS Topeka, Kan., Jan. 16. At least six deaths and half a million dollars loss in live stock are the known results of the series of cold waves that have swept Kansas this winter. Letters and country papers reaching here from the western portion of the state bring harrowing tales of suffering and tell probable deaths of persons not yet accounted for. The public utili ties commission is investigating con ditions. Trainmen Refuse to Proceed Larned, Kan., Jan. 16. Mayor Har ry Breeze and Bert Bradley of Jet- more are in command or the crew that early today started back to this city with Santa Fe train . No. 567, contrary to the orders of Superintend ent Tice and over the protests of Conductor Leitch. A large gang of men with shovels is opening the cuts filled with snow. Cattle and other live stock at Jetmore and Gurdette, are starving for lack of food. Seven Deaths in Oklahoma Dalhart, Tex., Jan. 16. Seven per sons are reported to have been frozen to death in what is known as No Man's land, in the extreme south western corner of Oklahoma during the recent blizzard. Five members of one family were found dead on a farm near Guymon, Oklahoma, the body of Henry Falls, a farmer, was found i na road near Hooper, Okla in a road road near Guymon, Okla homa and a "freighter" wos fro zen to death while enroute from Ochiltree, Texas, to Liberal, Kansas. MASTER PRINTERS' CONVENTION. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 16. k Mas ter Printers' Cost congress met in this city today with leading men 'f the trade in attendance from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Colum bia. The sessions will last two uays and will be devoted to the discussion of a uniform price scale and the ex change of ideas on other ;r.attes re lating to the printing business. LUMER DEALERS MEET. Denver, Colo., Jan. 16. The Colo rado and Wyoming! Lumber Dealers' association began its annua conven tion at the Brown Palace hotel with a good attendance of members from the two states. The convention will continue three days. iL HALL UNPARALLELED EVENT WAS MOST BEAUTIFUL SOCIAL FUNCTION EVER HELD IN ANCIENT CAPITAL. SOCIETY PRESENT EN MASSE PROMINENT CITIZENS FROM ALL PARTS OF STA.TE WITH THEIR LADIES, DANCED. HALL WAS A SCENE OF BEAUTY DECORATIONS WERE ELABORATE AND GOWNS OF THE WOMEN WERE MAGNIFICENT. Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 16. Night fall darkened the lay; the capltol and executive mansion, the Ulu raiace ui the Governors and the armory blazed forth in electrical splendor. The great dome of the capltol stood out lined against the somber sky and from the historic old Palace of the Governors gleamed the names of those governors whose names are forever connected with the history of New Mexico: De Vargas, Perey Onate, Bent. Otermin and Wallace, with that of Mills, the last territorial governor, and McDonald the first state governor. The impressive ceremonies and the gaities of the day gave way to the festivities of the night. The dance was on, the long anticipated and long prepared for inaugural ball was at band Toe Irilliance without was but a l?ioiUie or mi; gorgcousaeis!! wiuiiu. Carr'nses ami . automobile lined the way aud handsomely gowned women arm silk hatted escorts' crowded the sv'radioly decorated entvuce way. The entrance room vls one of those recently improved by the Archaeolo gical society and was handsome with great paintings representing the pre historic and historic ages of Santa Fe and the coming of the Americans over the old Santa Fe trail. Rich el vat hangings, overhung with trailing smiiax decorated the reception room, where stood Governor McDonald and his party. The decorations were specially magnificent, consisting of smiiax and flags with a profusion of cut flowers lending their fragrance to the air. The governor and his en tourage stood in front of an embank ment oif greenery with a great silk flag in front of them. The rich gowns of the ladies were enhanced by the beautiful background. In the party were Governor McDonald and Mrs. McDonald, Governor and Mrs. Mills, Lieutenant Governor De Baca and Miss McDonald, Mrs. De Baca be ing ill, and unable to attend, Secre tary of State and Mrs. Lucero, Mayor and Mrs. Arthur Seligman. Passing the receiving line, the crowds wan dered through the Puye and Rlto de los Frijoles rooms, distinctive for the magnificent mural paintings and Lo tave and the exhibit of rare old treas ures. The historic old reception room where the social drama has been so often enacted, attracted the crowd also, many of whom lingered to ad mire the Indian and New Mexican art exhibits of Carlos Viera. The ball room and the armory was connected by a canopied way, and an artist's skill materially aided and transformed the rooms into a verit able fairland. The yellov and white which predominated in the color scheme of the two buildings develop ed especially elaborate decorations in the armory. A dome of yellow hid the ceiling, worked out with yards and yards of bunting with pine and balsam boughs forming . border and giving a woodsy fragrance to the vast room. The walls were draped in white with garlands of ivy and palms standing out vividly against the snowy back ground. Electric lights were lavishly used in the decorations and 1848, the date of the American occu pation of the territory, was emblaz oned on the wall with 1912, the state year, opposite in starry brilliance. Cut flowers added to the splendor and the gorgeous costumes of the ladies gave the finishing touch to a scene of unparalleled magnificence. INAUGURU At a quarter after 10 o'clock the grand march was started with Govern or and Mrs. McDonald leading, fol lowed by Governor Mills and Mrs. Mills, Lieutenant Governor de Bacjj and Miss McDonald, Secretary of State Lucero, and Mrs. Lucero, Attor ney General Clancy and Mrs. Clancy, former Governor Hagerman and Miss Lucero and other state officials and their wives. Dancing was on then in dad earnest, dlverslued only by trips to the refreshment rooms situated juBt back of the building on the Elks' club grounds and connected by a covered way with the armory. The armory balcony was arranged as a rest room and was also a favorite rendezvous. Supper was served from 11 p. m. un til 2 a. m. The supper room was sit uated in the assembly room at the west end of the Old Palace and was also magnificently dcorated. Dark green panels of cloth effectually con cealed the priceless books with which the room 1p filled and formed an ef fective background for ferns and red poinsettlas, California peppers cover ed the ceiling and embowered the walls. Silver candelabra and great clusters of roses with handsome ap pointments made the dining room a place of beauty and of epicurean de light. The first one hundred person" seated Included the governor and his party, state officials and other promi nent guests. LORINER SAYS HOPKINS TURNED ON HIS FRIENDS SENATOR GIVES SOME INTEREST ING TESTIMONY BEFORE IN VESTIGATING COMMITTEE Washington, Jan. 16. Senator Lari mer today faced the ordeal of a crots examination at the hands of the In vestigators of his letedtlon. Frank Marble, attorney for the senate com mittee, led the questioning, prompted by John J. Healy, a Chicago lawyer. Senator Kern wanted to know the details of the ill reeling betwee.t I.ori mer and former Senator Hopkins. The committee decided (. hear it briefly. "Well," said Larimer, "after we had sent him to the senate he turned on every one of us We felt we were under no obligations tc iend him biic!:. I only knew of one man In 1 .';nof wh-j was for HopMui at hoiit. That was Colonel Frank Smith. He had nn friends at all snfl could not b e'ected aga'n " Members o the committer evince' m;uh interest in the dt.is of the nr.i ical situation regardir. x the s lUriid contoFt .n 1909 ami much of th-? morning session was s,icut in attentions along that line FAMOUS HOSTELRY IN 00ST0N IS BURNED SEVERAL GUESTS HAD NARROW ESCAPES FROM THE REVERE ON BOWDOIN SQUARE Boston, Jan.. 16. The Revere House, one of the Oldest and m st famous hotels in New England, was partly destroyed by fire early today. Quick work by the employes and the firemen saved all the guests though there were many narrow escapes. The loss is estimated at $100,000. The hotel, which fronts on Bow-, doin Square and which has shelter d such famous guests as the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, Daniel Webster, Jenny Lind, Emperor Pedro of Brazil and Admiral Pasha of the Turkish navy, was a five story struc ture of stone and brick. Starting in the rear of the grotto, a decorated cafe In the lower part ol the hotel, the fire gained rapid head way and in a few minutes the flames had leaped up the stairways and ele vator wells to the upper stories in the Bullfinch annex. Employes of the hotel, policemen, firemen and others aroused the sleeping guests and there were many thrilling rescues. Dozens of women were helped to safety and several men and women escaped by climbing to the roofs of adjoining buildings. The fire escapes were lined with men and women, and hastily-raised ladders were the means of rescue for more than a score. Two women were let down from a window and firemen below on ladders brought them to the street. Clad only in their night clothes, a majority of the guests received shelter in nearby hotels Several lost all their effects. LAS VEGAS IS A BIDDER FOR THE JOHNSON-FLY! BATTLE TO BE STAGED JULY FOURTH Charles O'Malley Today Wired Promoter Jack Gurley and Offered Him $100, 000 for the Big Fistic Contest Which Will Decide the Heavy weight Championship of the World NO LAW CAN INTERFERE WITH FIGHT Local Sportsman Has Been Assured of That Fact by Competent Legal Authority-Only Other Aspirant for the Mill Is Jarbridge, Nev., a Small Settlement Without Accommodations for Entertaining Immense Army of Visitors, Which Gives This City an Advantage Las Vegas today became an aspir ant for the big fistic battle between Jack Johnson, the heavyweight cham pion of the world, and Jimmie Flynn, the Pueblo firemen, which has been scheduled for July 4, next, when Charles O'Malley wired to Jack Cur ley, promoter of the battle, and of fered $100,000 for the contest. The wire was for the purpose of getting In a bid. O'Malley followed the tele gram with a lengthy letter In which he set forth the advantages Las Ve gas can offer to promoters and prin cipals In the championship battle. O'Malley has interested a number of capitalists who entertain sporting proclivities and ia prepared to turn over one-half of the guarantee at once and the remainder the day the fight is pulled off. O'Malley has consulted lawyers who have informed him that there is no law to prevent the staging of me battle of the giants here. For sev eral years fistic encounters have been prohibited in New Mexico by federol statutes but since New Mex ico has become a state these are no longer In effect. It is not thought likely that the state legislature will pass an anti-prize fighting law. With the exception of Las Vegas there is but one other place mention ed for the fight, Jarbridge, Nev., a small settlement of a few hundred inhabitants. Las Vegas will be able. to offer much greater inducements than Jarbridge on account of the fact that it can better accommodate the large crowds that will be attracted here to witness the fight. If O'Malley Is successful in landing the big ring encounter he says he will stage the battle either at Gallinas park or upon the grounds! of the Mon tezuma hotel property. The la -.ter forms a natural amphitheater and It would not be difficult to construct there an immense arena Mr. O'Mal ley slays he believes he can make ar rangements to use the rooms in the hotel for the entertainment of the vrfsltlng fight fans. "Pbe big building will accommjjdwtftfa large crowd and the Castaneda, the other hotels aftd rooming houses and private citizens who care to entertain' visitors will be able to take care of the crowds. The. Ilazj.JQtel property, too, would likely be opened up for several days. "O'Malley, who has followed the ring himself to a considerable extent dur ing the palmy days of his youth, de clares Las Vegas would be an excel lent place for a training grounds for the big fighters. The delightful cli mate would allow them much, outdoor training and track work. Should they care to withdraw from the' gaze of too many fans as the day of the battle draws near they could find many at tractive and almost inaccessible plac es in the mountains where they could spar, jump the rope and rest while their trainers and press agents kept the sporting world Informed of their doings. Las Vegas is practically half way between Chicago and San Francisco. No more central location could be se lected for a big prize fight, according to O'Malley. The New Tork follow ers of the game would be willing to travel any distance to witness the scrap and those from Chicago, Kan sas City, Denver and the Pacific coast could reach here without making a long and tiresome Journey. O'Malley says that every sport loving man in New Mexico would be here, tot. and that means several thousand piople. Johnson Blacklists New York Chicago, Jan. 16. Jack Johnson, world's champion heavyweight, has decided on a scheme whereby he be lieves he can more than even up with the New York boxing commission for not allowing him to box in the me tropolis. The champion said last night that ho will place a "black list-' agaist the fighter who boxes In New York. By this stand he declares the Flynn Palzer fight cannot be held if the Pueblo man wants to get a chance for the championship. Johnson also ad mitted his anxiety to thus disappoint the promoters of this match In reap ing a large sum of money. Frisco Promoters In Bad. San Francisco, Jan. 16. The "prize fight trust" of this city is having many varieties of trouble In obtain ing permits from the new board of supervisors. After the police commit tee had apparently settled the whole matter of fights for a month or go ahead, charges were made yesterdwv before the board that causod the ap plications again to be referred to the committee. James Coffroth and Eddy Gralney tyere denounced by independent rivals as being unfit to conduct matches inasmuch as they had been indicted for bribery by the graft prosecution. On top of this a number of women's societies, including the W. C. T. TJ., the Council of Jewish Wowen and the Oorona and California clubs, asked for an investigation of the boxing clubs to learn whether they are bona fide amateurs, as required by the law. COL. WOODWARD RETIRED. Washington, D. C Jan. 16. After more than 38 years' service, Colonel Charles C. Woodward, of the Coast Artillery corps, was transferred to fie retired list of the army today on his on application. Colonel Woodward is from Maryland and was graduated from the West Point academy in 1877. IN MEMORY OF GEN. CORBIN New York, Jan. 16. 'A bronze tablet to the memory of the late Major Gen eral Henry C. Corbin, U. S. A., w(as mj veiled In Corbin Hall, Governor's Island today with interesting ceremon ies. The memorial was provided' through subscription by about 50 rep resentative men of the country, in cluding senators, army officers, finan ciers and others.