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LAS VEGAS OPTIC TEATHLX FOSbCASJ IHhDAliy MAXIM ! Tonight and Saturday Fair With Rising Temperature. Act as If You're Enjoy ing I.lfe. Whether You Are or Not. EXCuUiBI -' OIATED PRE88 LEEASfcLO WIFt E TELEGRAPH SERVICE VOL. XXXIII. NO. 75. LAS VEGAS DAIILY OPTIC, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1912. COST OF LIVING SUBJECT OF A MESSAGE PRESIDENT TAFT WOULD HAVE ALL NATIONS INVESTIGATE THE HIGH PRICES ASKS FOR A COMMISSION GOTCH READY FOR MATCH Chicago. Feb. 2. Frank Gotch, the world's champion wrestler, arrlved in Chicago last night for his match with Plestlna. The champion will try to dispose of his opponent twice in 30 minutes before the Illinois Ath letic club tomorrow ntght. This will be the first appearance of Gotch here since his tussle with Hackenachmidt on Labor Day. He said last night that he had no intention of giving his title away and that when he did lose it he wanted to lose to an American. SUBMARINE SINKS RECOMMENDS SEARCHING IN QUIRY INTO PRESENT INDUS TRIAL RELATIONS AN ALASKAN RAILWAY EXECUTIVE MAKES SEVERAL RE COMMENDATIONS REGARDING ' NORTHERN TERRITORY Washington, Feb. 2. President Taft in a message to congress today urged an international inquiry into the high cost of living. The president asked authority to invite the nations of the world to a conference in this city or elsewhere to make plans for the in vestigation of the "high prices that so distressed the people of the world." Mr. Taft also urged the appoint ment of a federal commission tc make "searching inquiry into the sub ject of industrial relations." "For some years past," said the president, "the high and steadily in- "NON-COMS" GET NEW TITLE Washington, Feb. 2. Non-commis sioned officers of the regular army as signed to duty as miL'tia instructors have been given the title "sergeant instructors" in a formal war depart ment order. The "non-coms" detailed for this duty on account of lack of cnoii'-'li non-commissionea otncers to meet the demands of the militia for instructors have been doing excellent work and have become very popular with the National Guardsmen. WITH ENTIRE CREW FOURTEEN PERISH' WHEN VES SEL FOUNDERED AFTER COL LISION WITH GUNBOAT. WERE VOLUNTEER SAILORS Urn "cm FROM THE FLEET HAD RESPONDED IN LARGE NUM BERS TO THE CALL. M'FARLAND TO FIGHT Chicago, Feb. 2. Packey McFar- land and Eddie Murphy have signed articles for a ten round flight at South Hend, Indiana, on February 14. The men aree to weigh 136 pounds at I o'clock. UNLUCKY SERIES OF BOATS THE "A" CLASS HAS COST THE LIVES OF MANY GALLANT BRITISH SEAMEN. SUITS FOR M'DONALD New York, Feb. 2. Papers were filed in the supreme court today in the suit for an absolute divorce which Charles P. MacDonald, the wealthy Chicago packer and member of the firm of Armour and Company, Is bring ing against his wife, Mrs. Anna Ed wards MacDonald, daughter of Con gressman Edwards of Michigan. Mrs. MacDonald has started a counter suit gainst her husband. No names of co respondents are given by either Mrs. MacDonald or her husband, nor are any dates given of the alleged acts of iufidelity. I DOOR THAW WANTS FREEDOM Fishkill Landing, N. Y., Feb. 2. Harry K. Thaw has now completed fours' years incarceration at the Mat teawan Hospital for the Criminal In sane, to which he was sentenced after the second jury which tried him for the murder of Stanford White found him insane. Reports continue to be circulated here that he will arvnn make another attorn Tit tn 'mi in Vife freedom through habeas corpus pro ceedings. NEW REBELLION LAID AT OF GOMEZ FORMER MINISTER OF THE .IN TERIOR SAID TO BE RESPON SIBLE FOR MUTINY. 0R0ZC0 SENT TO BORDER REVOLUTIONARY FIGHTER PROV ING HIS LOYALTY TO PRESI DENT MADERO. THOSE "CANDY" GIANTS. New York, Feb. 2. The haberdash ery of the New York National League baseball players thrs summer will be more elaborate than has even been worn by any baseball team hereto fore. The home uniform is to be of a soft velvety flannel of Colonial cream. The button holes will be worked in colored silk thread and the monogram "N. Y." will be also worked in silk, The road uniform is to be of stronger material than last season. The color Will be gray. "Like the early dawn," is McGraw's description. The home uniform will have a fine feather stripe on- the colonial cream back ground The hosiery and caps will be novel and attractive. ROOSEVELT FOR VOTES FOR WOMEN IN EDITORIAL IN THE OUTLOOK HE SAYS FEMALE SUFFRAGE IS A GOOD THING ADDRESSES HOUSE Portsmouth, England, Feb. 2. The n men composing the crew of the Uritish submarine "A-H" perished to day when the vessev n, m the har bor here after a collision with the gunboat Hazard. The crew was made up of volunteers from the fleet, as is the case with the complements of all submarines. In iph or the hazard ous nature of the service the men like the work and volunteer for it In large numbers. Besides the regular crew who were on board the "A-3" tho admiralty : TODAY IN CONGRESS. I WARFARE AT CHIHUAHUA MEXICAN CONSUL ADMITS THAT TROUBLE HAS OCCURRED IN THAT LOCALITY. creasing cosit of living has been matter of such grave public concern that I deem it of great public inter est than an international conference be proposed at this time for the pur pose of preparing plans, to be sub mitted to the various governments, for an international inquiry into the high cost of living, its extent, causes, effects, and possible remedies. There Is no doubt but that a com mission could be appointed of such unprejudiced and impartial persons, experts in investigation of economic facts, that a great deal of very valu able light couid be shed upon die rea sons for the high prices that hae so distressed the people of the woild, and in)'( nr.fition given upon vhba ac tion might be taken to reduce the cost of living. "Those who have conducted investi gations have found that the phenom enon a: rising prices is almost if not quite general throughout the world; but they are baffled in the attempt to trace the causes by the impossiblity of making any accurate international comparisons. This already made, we are still without adequate data and because as yet no two countries esti mate their price levels on the same basis or by the same methods." As to the commission on industrial relations, the president said: "There should be an inquiry by tho federal government into the general conditions of labor in the United States, notwithstanding the fact that some of the remedies will Ve with tho separate states, or even entirely outside the sphere of governmental activity, in the hands of private individuals and of voluntary agencies. One legitimate object of such an official investigation and report is to enlighten ard inform public opinion, which of itself will oft en induce or compel the reform of un just conditions or the abatement of unreasonable demands. "Unquestionably the time It ow ripe for a searching inquiry into the subject of industrial relations which shall be official, authoritative, balanced and well grounded, such as only the federal government can successfully undertake. The present widespread interest 1n the subject makes this an opportune time for an investigation which in any event can not long be postponed. It should be non-partisan comprehensive, thorough, patient and courageous." ' President Taft today also sent to congress his promised message on Alaska and the public domain in gen eral. In urging 4he construction of a government railroad, a commission form of government and other needed legislation for the far away territory, President Taft declared there was nothing in the history of the United States which afforded such just rea son for criticism as the failure of the federal government to extend the ben efit of its fostering care to Alaska. "I am not in favor of government CONGRESSMAN BERGER. SOCIAL-1 stat- n,.,. , i. .. . ,I,,ee ot-er lieutenants on icti, udjcv i o iu rvntmii irne vessel NOBLEMAN SPEAKING Washington, Feb. 2. Count Fran cis Von Luetzow of Bohemia, cham berlain to Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria, addressed the house of re- were drowned when the submarine Batik, making a total of 14 deaths. The submarine licw on the Princess shoal almost on the same spot where the submarine "A-l" was lost with all hands on March IS, iu4. British inrcanfahlvaa inn.r .... 1 I uuivereai i Buumar nes be omrine to tho "A" peace, during a 15 minutes recess ask- class have been siniiari nfnrtn. ate. The "A-5" had lx men killed ed by Democratic Leader Underwood. Victor lVerger. socialist connresa- man from Milwaukee, -protested against foreign nobleman addressing the house and remarked that no such distinction would ever be accorded a foreign socJalist. "Two months ago," he said," a fa mous Bohemian socialist, who is mem ber of the reichstag, was in Wash ington but was not asked to address the house." "But, surely, no one objected to his being asked," said Representative Un derwood. "Oh, no," said Mr. Berger, "but I knew I had no chance, if I asked to have a foreign socialist speak to the house." Mr. Berger withdrew his objection. MANY INDICTMENTS HAVE BEEN DRAWN WHOLESALE PROSECUTIONS IN DYNAMITING CONSPIRACY TO OCCUR SOON Indianapolis, Feb. 2. Thirty indict ments or more, growing out of the government's investigation into the dynamite conspiracy have been drawn up and the possibility that they will be voted on by the federal grand jury next Tuesday was admitted at the of fice of United States Attorney Charles W. Miller today. (rontinued on Page Eight) Investigation in Chicago Chicago, Feb. 2. Special agents of the department of justice are inves- tigafng the fire which destroyed the open board of trade building here De cember 19. The Investigators refuse to discuss the cause of their work, but It is said valuable records which would have thrown light od the Mc Namara bomb cases were destroyed in the ffre. Twenty-one unions had offices in the building. Information obtained by the grand jury in Indiana polis and government investigators working in other o'ties led to the in quiry here, it is reported. Pending the outcome of the investi gation, the federal grand jury which should have been discharged a montb ago, is held by a special order of Judge George A. Carpenter of the Unjted States district court. Secreary Edward N. Nockels of the Chicago Federation of Labor, who oc cupied an office in the building, denied today that valuable papers of that or ganization or the 20 others in the of fices which were near fcls were ge. stroyed. and 12 injured by ah explosion at Queenstown on February 15, 1905. The "A-8" sank off Plymouth on June 8. 1905, when 14 men out of her crew of 1 8 lost their lives. The "A-4" sank during the maneuvers at Portsmouth on November IG of the same year but the whole of ner crew were rescued with considerate difficulty. The "A-l" hud Seven or her crew badly injured by an explosion of August o, 1910. This class of boat is a single screw submersible of a modified Red Hol land type with a length of 100 teet and a beam of 12 feet 8 inches. Their displacement is 180 tons. They are driven by gasoline motors when on the surface of the water and by elec tric motors when submerged. They have a surface speed of 12 knots and a submerged speed of eight knots. The motors develop 500 Indicated horsse power on the surface and 150 horse power on the surface and 150 armament consists of . two torpedo tubes. M'MANUS.IS WARDEN DF STATE PENITENT IARY GOVERNOR THIS MORNING AN NOUNCED APPOINTMENT OF ALBUQUERQUE AN. Santa Fe, N. M., Feb. 2. Governor McDonald today appointed J. B. Mc Manus, democrat, former city clerk of Albuquerque, warden of the state penitentiary at Santa Fe to succeed Cleofes Romero, republican, resigned, the transfer to take place on Febru ary 15. He also appointed John W. Hie!:s of Santa Rosa, a member of the state cattle sanitary board to succeed the governor, wno had been a member of the board up to the time of his inauguration. Washington, ' Feb. 2. Senate not in session ; meets Monday at 2 o'clock p. m. Lorimer election investigation con tinued with Detective Bailey testifying. Finance committee will decide late! today its action on democratic steel bill, " Appropriation for Savannah eman cipation celebration will be favoraly reported. Coal operators urge before inter state commerce commission, an inter state trade commission. House met at noon. President Taft's message recom mending legislation for Alaska and public domain In general, and urging international inquiry into high cost of living was lead. Pension appropriation bill up for passage. Steel trust investigating committee resumed hearings. Leader Underwood announced he would present to the democratic cau cus Wednesday a resolution for sep arate "money trust" and shipping combine investigation. Hearing of contest for Representa tive Bartholdt's seat continued. COLORADO RANCOMAN MURDERED ON RANGE MISSING MAN'S HORSE WITH ROPES AND SADDLE DISCOV ERED BY SEARCHERS. Mexico City, Feb. 2. Foreign Min ister Manuel Calero said today that it would not surprise him if it were proved that Emiliano Vasquez Gomez, former minister of the interior who is named for provisional president of the Mexican republic in a proclama tion circulated yesterday among the troops of the Juarez garrison, was concerned in the revolt at Juarez in the Zapata rebellion. The foreign minister was, however, inclined to take the other view, crediting Gomez with greater wisdom than to join in such movements. An attack was made on the pent tentiary at Chihuahua for the purpose of liberating, Antonio Rojas, who sur rendered with his followers at Moris, in the southern part of the state, where he and his followers had re volted while stationed at the Dolores mines. According to reports by the Interior department, an attempt also was made to release Juan Alatorro. Antonio Rojas, a few weeks ago led a band of Insurrectionists in fa vor of Emilio Vasquez Gomez. The mob was led by Captain Mendoza. who formerly was captain of the ru ral guards, but lately was discharged from the service by General Pascual Orozco. At half past eleven this morning no official advices as to tha result of the fight had been received. SUSPECT FOUL PLAY Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 2. Grand jury investigation is expected to begin here tbJs afternoon Into the mysterious death of E. G. Throckmorton, who was to have been chief witness in the trial of John B. Snead, accused of the death of Captain A. G. Boyce. Physicians who attended Throck morton, It is said, declared his illness and death resulted from alcoholic poisoning. The grand jury will Inves tigate along lines designed to deter mine whether there was extraneous poison in the liquor Throckmorton is said to have drunk. NOT OF SUPREME IMPORTANCE FORMER PRESIDENT SAYS THERE ARE OTHER REFORMS OF MORE REAL IMPORTANCE LET THOSE AFFECTED DECIDE IS NOT IN FAVOR OF GRANTING THE BALLOT WHEN IT IB NOT DESIRED GUILTY MAN BEGS TO BE EXECUTED HAD COMMITTED TWO MURDERS; CLAIMED TWO DEAD MEN'S SPIRITS TAUNTED HIM NO MORE LIQUOR. Chicago, Feb. 2. President Charles W. Murphy of the Chicago National League club, following the suggestion of Barney Dreyfuss of the Pittsburg club, that a prohibition clause be put in all ball players' contracts, said last night that he would like to see the big leaguers prevented from en gaging) in the saloon business. He said that he proposes introducing a rule at the next National League meeting which wflll prohibit ball play ers from purchasing or holding inter ests in buffets or establishments of a like nature. Trinidad, Colo., Feb. 2. Mystery surrounds the disappearance of Felix Martinez, a ranchman of Gulnare, 45 miles northwest of here whose horse was found late yesterday. A bloody saddle from which dangled the frayed ends of ropes indicated the man. had been murdered, the corpse tied to the saddle and the horse turned loose. Blood stains-on the horse's legs indi cate that the animal had kicked loose from the burden. Martinez had been missing from his home for ten days and the horse was found by a search ing party. He is said to have had trouble recently with his neighbors over live stock. ANOTHER BROKER FAILS. New Orleans, Feb. 2. Immediately after the announcement on the floor of the New Orleans cotton exchange at noon today that Charles D. Flnley, member of the cotton brokerage firm of Flnley & Simpson, had committed suicide, news of the failure of the firm was given out. This is the second failure in two days among the mem bership of the local exchange both of which are generally attributed to tin (sensational rise in the price of futures. WOMAN ADMITS MURDER Portland, Ore., Feb. 2. 01 Sen, the beautiful Chinese woman arrested at Billings, Montana, charged with the murder of Sedd Bing, a member of the wealthy Seid family of this city, con fessed the crime to the police today, also sr'ving the name of an accomplice whose identity the police refused to disclose. Troops Sent to Scene. Chihuahua, Feb. 2. A detachment of 100 of General Pascual Orozco's men under Captain Roza left in a special train for Juarez at 6 o'clock last evening. General Orozco with several hundred men probably will leave here today. Telegraphic com munication! (has been re-established from here to Juarez and the train service will be resumed today. The city is quiet. A mob of about 150 men assaulted the penitentiary here at 6 o'clock this morning. They were repulsed after two hours' hard fighting by the guards under Captafn Salgado, who were reinforced by troops from the local garrison. Fighting went on until 11 o'clock when General , Orozco, who took charge of the defenders early in the fight, ordered his men to cease firing as the rebels had then retreated to a distance which made the firing; ineffective. To the list of dead are now added Captain Gutierrez and a sergeant be longing to the defending force. The rebel losses are unknown. For the purpose of distinguishing the defend ers from the men of the attacking force the former wore white bands on tneir arms, inis measure was adopted as a result of confusion early. in the fight. The passenger service on the Mexi can North Western railroad has been abandoned owing to the reported de struction of the track near Casa Blanca, 135 miles from this city. It is known that taree rural guards, including Captain Sllvario Orozco, a cousin of General Pascual Orozco, were killed. It is reported nearly 400 men were mobilizing in the vicinity of the town, declaring that they will cut the water supply. The attacking mob is reported to have been composed of discharged rural guards. A detachment of 100 rural guards is protecting the state palace. Santa Barbara, Calif., Feb. 2. On bended knees, Jesus Yriqud, begged Judge Crow today to sentence him to be hanged in expiation of the mur ders of Carlos Angrada and Juan Her nandez on Christmas day but the court refused, sending him to San Quentln for life instead. Yriqui pleaded guilty several days ago, interrupting his trial to do so, and today was brought into court for sentence. "I am guilty," he moaned, "every night I see the faces of those dead men before me. I cannot sleep or eat I want to be hanged." Judge Crow ordered the court bailiff to hold Yriqui up while sentence was imposed. MECCA FOR. DRUNKS. New York, Feb. 2. A remote s c tion on northern Long Island is to Be tbe sobering up locality for New York's inebriates if a recommenda tion made by the board of inebrietv to the city board or estimates Is adopted. For the proposed farm which the too free users of alcohoH' stimulants may be committed under a recent enactment, the city is re quested to buy 520 acres of land at Smithtown, L. t, near Mayor Gay nor's country place. The city plans to spend about $850,000 on the project. IT MOST RAVE DEEN A SCRUMPTIOUS FEED JURORS SPEND $25,000 ON A BAN QUET FOR THE NEW YORK SHERIFFS El Fighting at Penitentiary. Paso, Texas, Feb. 2. Mexican (Continued on Page Four) New York, Feb. 2. Twenty-five thousand dollars is the estimated cost of the annual banquet of the sheriffs, by the jury here last night. This was at the rate of $50 a plate for the 500 men present. The menu was elabor ate and costly and each diner re ceived as a souvenir a solid silver loving cup, the pedestal formed of a figure of Justice balancing her scales. The guests Included business men, lawyers, financiers, politicians and men of prominence in the sporting world. In theory the sheriff's panels are composed of the city's most prominent men, whose intersest are so great that they would he jeopardized by the time required by ordinary Jury work. By being placed on the sheriff's list they are exempted from ordinary duty. New York City is the only place where permanent sheriff's panels are permitted. NEW HONDURAS PRESIDENT San Salvador, Republic of Salvador, Feb. 2. General Manuel Bonilla as sumed the presidency of Honduras today. New York, Feb. 2. Theodore Roose veR discusses "Women's Rights; and tho duties of Both Men and Women" in an editorial in tho current issue of the Outlook. He says in part: "Much, indeed, has America owed to the fact that her two greatest men, Washington and Lincoln, though they did not neglect rights, were even more concerned with duties. "I believe in woman's rights. I be lieve even more earnestly in the per formance of duty by both men and women; for unless the average man and the average woman live nves of duty, not only our democracy but civi lization Itself will perish. I heartil believe In equality of rights as be tween man and woman but also In full and emphatic recognition of the fact that normally there cannot b identity of function. Indeed, there nrust normally be complete dissimi! arfty of function between them, and the effort to Ignore this patent fact Is silly. I believe in woman's suffrage wherever the women want it. Where they do not want it, the suffrage should not be forced on them. I think that it would be well to let the wo men themselves, and only the wonwh, vote at eome special election, as to whether they do or do not wish the rote as a permanent possession. In other words, this is peculiarly a case for the referendum to those most dl directly affected that is, the women themselves. I should be entirely content to abide the decision either way; for, though I do not think that the damage prophesied from women's votjing would come or has come where it' has been tried, I also think that very much less effect would bo pro duced, one way or the other, than tho enthusiasts believe. In other words, I do not regard the movement as ' anything like as important as either its extreme friends or extreme oppon ents think. It is so much less imnor tant than many other reforms that I have never been able to take a very heated interest in it. "If the woman suffrage movement were to be judged only by those ad vocates of it who discredit themselves and their sex by disorderly antics in public and who assail the foundation of private and public morality in their endeavor not to raise the sense of moral duty in man, but to lower the sense of moral duty in woman, ! should certainly oppose the movement But I do not believe these undesirable apostles in any way to be accepted as exponents of the cause and I call attention to the fact that they are prominent, not in the region where woman suffrage does exist, but in regions where it does exist "I pin my faith to woman suffrag ists of the type of the iate Julia Ward Howe. Julia Ward Howe was one of the foremost citizens of this republic, she rendered service to the people such as few men in any gene ration render; and yet she did, first of all, her full duty in the intimate home relations that must ever taks precedence of all other relations. TWO VE8SELS COLLIDE New York, Feb. 2. A wireless dis patch received here today says that the Hamburg-American liner Alle gheny, which left port yesterday for Managua, Port Au Prince, and other points, was in collision today with tha British steamship Pomaron in latitude 37.48 longitude 74 ., m