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LAS VEGAS OPTIC
VEATHtV FOfkCAST THh DAILY MAXIM i Fair With Snow Flur ries Tonight and Friday. A Really Brave Man Al ways Forgets to Mention It. XOi-Oei sE ASS OCIATED PRE88 LEASED WIRE TELEGRAPH RVICE VOL. XXXIII. NO. 86. LAS VEGAS DAIILY OPTIC, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1912. CITY EDITION. GOMEZ DECLARED DR. SUN RESIGNS PRESIDENT OF MEXICO VA8QUISTA COMMANDERS SIGN STATEMENT NAMING PALO MAS AS CAPITAL OPPOSE THEJIADERO REGIME IN A PROCLAMATION REASONS FOR NON-FEALTY TO GOVERN MENT ARE GIVEN ARE FRIENDLY TO AMERICANS HOTBED OF REVOLUTION CEN TERS IN THE VICINITY OF CHIHUAHUA STATE AS PRESIDENT OF CHINA LAYS DOWN REIGNS OF GOVERN MENT IN THE INTERESTS OF A UNITED NATION. FORMER PREMIER SUCCESSOR YUAN SHI KAI, HOWEVER, WAS OPPOSED BY CHINESE IN THIS . COUNTRY AND NANKING. INDICTED MEN ARE DODGING ARREST SIX OF THOSE CHARGED WITH DYNAMITING HAVE NOT BEEN APPREHENDED. BOARD MEMBER WAS AT LARGE FEDERAL OFFICERS HAD A HARD TIME IN LOCATING MICHAEL J. YOUNG. DIRECTORS' ROW MAY RELEASE THE CAT FELINE TO BE LET OUT OF SACK THREE BY HENRY CLAY PIERCE AND ASSOCIATES BOLD ROBBERY IS PERPETRATED IN GOTHAM El Paso, Texas, Feb. 15. A procla mation signed by all the Vasquista commanders in Chihuahua declaring Vasquez Gomez president of Mexico, giving reasons for opposing Madero, and assuring Americans of friendly at titude has been issued at Palomas, Chihuahua, which has been tempor arily made the seat of the Vasquita government. The proclamation is signed by General Emllio P. Campa and all the colonels and majors of the Vasquita army. American Soldiers Arrested American soldiers went into Juarez this morning through mistake and international trouble is threatened as a result. The soldiers were new men here and a company of them at tempted to go around from one in ternational bridge to another on the Mexican side. They were stopped by Mexican guards and the whole town was quickly in arms. Cars have stop- jied running, no Americans can get across and the river is lined with armed Mexicans doing guard duty. The Americans are members of a battalion of the Eighteenth infantry who came from Arizona Tuesday. The soldiers were placed under arrest by the Mex ican guards. The Americans were under command of Lieutenant M. W. Fields, who says he made no mistake. The town has quited down now, and the men were released. Owing to the embargo on traffic across the international boundary, it was announced at 1:45 o'clock that there would be no racing at the Juarez track today. Colonel Kosterlitsky Resigns Cananea, Sonora, Mex., Feb. 15. Colonel Emllio Kosterlitsky, the noted cavalryman and leader of Mexican rurales, has resigned his commission following an order transferring him fmm Sonora to Chihuahua. Juan Cabral, one of the Madero lieutenants who took a leading part in the anti JJiaz war, has been designated as Kosterlitsky's successor but has not assumed command. Kosterlitsky, who has been in the Mexican military service continuously since 1873, announced today that ho intended to retire to his home in Magdalena, Sonora. RESOLUTIONS ARE ADOPTED NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DESCRIBES RETIRING EXECUTIVE AS A GREAT PATRIOT. Nanking, Feb. 15. The national as sembly this afternoon unanimously elected Yuan Shi Kai president of the republic and then decided that the provisional capital shall be Nanking. Dr. Suu Yat Sen's resignation of the presidency of the Chinese republic has been accepted by the national assem bly here on condition that both he and the present cabinet hold office until the new president and cabinet take over their duties. The election of ministers and of the president took place this afternoon In a letter to the assembly, in which he offers to lay down the office of chief executive, Dr. Sun says: "Yuan Shi Kai has declared that he adheres unconditionally to the na tional cause. He would surely prove a loyal servant of the state. Besides this, Yuan Shi Kai is a man of con structive ability upon whom our united nation looks with the hope that lie will bring about the consolidation of its Interests. The happiness of our country depends upon your choice. Farewell," 'The national assembly afterward passed a resolution paying great trib ute to Dr. Sun as follows: "Such an example of purity of pur pose and self sacrifice is unparalleled In history. It was solely due to his magnanimity and modesty that north ern China was won over." Yuan Shi Kal's refusal to come to Nanking! has caused some reaction here. A section of the members of the senate declares that it will not elect Yuan Shi Kai president of the republic. This opposition to the for mer imperial premier has been strengthened by a report received hurt that Yuan Shi Kai is engaged in seek ing recognition from the foreign lega tions in Peking and that he has re ceived some encouragement. HE WAS WANTED VERY BADLY APPREHENSION OF BOSTONIAN IS PARTICULARLY DESIRED BY THE GOVERNMENT. WILL EMBARRASS STANDARD DISCOMFITED ASPIRANT FOR CONTROL OF OIL INTERESTS IS WISE TO THE GAME HIGHWAYMEN SPRING INTO TAXICAB AND ROB MESSENGERS OF $25,000 COURT FOR MARTIAL ADJUTANT GENERAL Indianapolis, Feb. 15. Official re ports received by the government to day showed that only six out of the 54 men indicted in tne dynamite conspiracy had not been arrested. They are: J. J. McRay, formerly an iron work er of Wheeling, w. Va., but said to have left there. J. W. Irwin, Peoria, 111., local union official. Frank K. Painter, Omaha, Neb., lo cal union official, said to have left that place. Milton H. Davis, Philadelphia, for mer member executive board. Patrick Ryan, Chicago, local busi ness agent. William K. Benson, Detroit, former president of the Detroit Federation of Labor. , , The officers were of the opinion that M. J. Young:, executive board member, had run away but he wag arrested late today. District Attorney Miller was In com munication with the federal authori ties at Boston regarding the search for Young. Mr. Miller said the gov ernment was particularly anxlo.us to apprehend Young, wno is one of the five executive board members in dicted. The members are Frank M. Ryan, president of the iron workers; Herbert H. Hockin, of Detroit;, .iohn T. Butler, of Buffalo, N. Y., and Patrick A. Cooley, of New Orleans. DIDN'T OBEY COURT'S ORDERS MINORITY LEADER TO SHOW THAT BIG TRUST NEVER REALLY DISSOLVED HAD THE DEED WELL PLANNED BANDITS PUT PLOT INTO EXECU TION ON BUSY THOROUGH FARE IN DAYLIGHT ESCAPED IN A TOURING CAR NO TRACE OF THE MEN HAS BEEN DISCOVERED AS THEY MADE A HASTY RETREAT An Aeroplane Needed Washington, Feb. 15. American cavalrymen on the Mexican border make many a long and tiresome gal lop that would be unnecessary, it is said in army circles here, if the bor der force had an aeronaut squad. An example is cited In the order given Colonel Steevera' cavalrymen to ride 86 miles over sand from El Paso to Baileyi's jranch, jnjear CoYumlbiis, N. M., to investigate a report that armed Mexican revolutionists were pillaging and stealing -cattle across the Ameri can boundary. An aeroplane could have made the return trip within a few hours and its driver would have had the advantage of the cavalry men in his ability to have a look over the boundary line. There is an army aeroplane at San Antonio, Texas, that was used suc cessfully during tie Madero revolu tion. It is worthless to the border guards now because no crew has been provided for it. COLONEL STILL SILENT New York, Feb. 15. Senator Moses B. Clapp had a long conference with Colonel Roosevelt here today. He es caped the reporters at the conclusion of the interview and Colonel Roose velt declined to say what had been discussed. A Diplomatic Move. San Francisco, Feb. 15. Cable grams protesting against the election of Premier Yuan Shi Kai to the presi dency of the Chinese republic have been forwarded by representatives of the majority of the Chinese in North and South America to the assembly at Nanking. The Chinese Republic as sociation cabled the assembly from its offices in San Francisco that Yuan Shi Kai was objectionable because of his friendly relations with the Manchu dvnaatv. He was branded In the cablegram as an 'obstructor of pro gress." The news of Yuan's election caused depression in the local Chinese quar ter. Republicans who supported Dr. Sun Yat Sen remain loyal to him and declare they will follow his Instruc tions. Ixical republican leaders did not take Dr. Sun's resignation seri ously until today. They regard Yuan Shi Kai's election to the presidency as a diplomatic move to pacify nortnern China, the Manchu's stronghold. Young Surrenders. Boston, Feb. 15. Michael J. Young, business agent for the Boston branch of the iron workers' union, surren dered to a United States marshal to day tn connection with the dynamite coti.piracy indictment against him. He was held in $10,000 hail for a hear ing next Saturday. Bail was not furnished, but as coun sel who accompanied Young said he expected bondsmen to appear, the prisoner was remanded to the custody of the marshal. 1 TODAY IN CONGRESS. I Republican Flag Flying. Rome, Feb. 15. The Chinese lega tlon here today for the first time hoisted the republican flag. The min ister also officially announced the proclamation of the repjublic. Many callers went to the legation to offer their congratulations. Washington. Feb. 15. Senate: In .session at 2 p. m. Finance committee continued hear ing on steel tariff revision bill. House: Met at noon. Democrats being urged to frame and take up wool tariff bill before sugar schedule. Rules committee authorized favor able report of Pujo resolution for money trust investigation. Aigriaultural department's lojircular letttr on Florida everglades, suppres sion of which brought about investiga tion, produced at hearing. Steel corporation's care of its em ployes was explained to Stanley com mittee by Director Percival Roberts, Jr. Correspondence on Panama Inde pendence produced before foreign af fairs committee in hearing on Ralney resolution to re-imburse Colombia. St. Louis, Feb. 15. Beaten, on the lace of the returns of the annual stockholders' election, by the Stand ard-Rockefeller interests for control of the Waters-Pierce Oil company, Henry Clay Pierce and his associates laid the groundwork today for a legal fight for control. Through one of the representatives of the Pierce interests a statement was given out attacking the good faith of the Standard interests in com plying with the decree of dissolution of the United States supreme court and the supreme court of Missouri, oust ing the Standard from this state, and charging that the individuals charged in the government suit with conspir acy in restraint of trade, were try ing to perpetuaite the oil trust In a new form. The fight betweee the Pierce and Rockefeller interests for the control of the Waters-Pierce company was taken into court upon a writ of man damus filed by the Rockefeller inter ests to compel The tellers appointed by Pierce to count the ballots offer ed by the Standard-Rockefeller stock holders through M. M. Vanburen and Walter F. Taylor as proxies. The Pierce representatives charge that the Standard-Rockefeller inter ests were conspiring not only to perpetuate the oil trust through the individual control of the many cor porations which formerly constituted the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, but that they were planning to get control of the oil business of .Mexico. "When the attempt was made to vote, Pierce filed a written protest. The Standard interests wished to vote for three directors. Pierce protest ed against the acctptance of the vote of the Archbold stock and against the acceptance of the vote of all other stock owned by persons confederated or allied with Archbold, Rockefeller and the old Standard Oil. While the meeting was in session attorneys for the Standard OH faction obtained from Judge Kinsey an alter native writ of mandamus to compel the Waters-Pierce tellers to record the votes cast by the Rockefeller In terest. Judge Kinsey ordered the defendants to appear in court Satur day afternoon and show caise why they should not count the contested ballots. The fight between the Standard Oil interests ond the H. Clay Pierce forces for control of the Waters-Pierce Oil company was carried into the court today by theStndard OH company fil ing a mandamus suit to compel the tellers at the stockholders' meeting at the annual election to accept the "split stock" votes of the Standard faction. The petition of the standard was granted by the circuit court The petition was directed against attor neys for Pierce as Inspectors at the elections. The polls opened soon af ter the mandamus suit was filed. New York, Feb. 15. Twenty-five thousand dollars in currency was stolen today from a taxicab in the heart of the financial district by three highwaymen who sprang into the ve hicle and overpowered William F. Smith and Frank Wardell, messen gers of the East River National bank. Both messengers were seriously In jured and the robbers escaped with the money $15,000 in dollar bills and $10,000 In hundred dollar bills. The currency was being transported from the Produce Exchange bank In the lower part of ithe city. The taxicab had proceeded up Broadway without mishap when, for some reason, the chauffeur turned west on Rector street into Church street, skirting tihe side and rear of Trinity churchyard. About midway of the old ceemtery three men sprang from the curb. One jumped on the chauffeur's seat; tihe other two got Into the vehicle. The man on the seat pressed a revolver in his over coat pocket against the side of the chauffeur, Gino Martini, and com manded him to drive swiftly on With out making an outcry. Inside the ve hicle the two robbers were belaboring" the bank messengers over the head. Smith, one of the messengers, Is 61 years old and was bleeding and al most unconscious when the taxicab reached Park, Place, a few blocks north. Wardell was badly beaten about the head but not seriously hurt. At Park Place the highwaymen jumped from the taxicab bearing a tin box which they had wrested from the messengers and which contained the currency. In a flash they had sprung into a big black automobile which seemed to be awaiting their coming and were quickly lost in the maze of traffic. Martini, the taxicab chauffeur, con tinued to run his machine until he found a policeman. He gave the alarm and the two injured messengers weie taken to a police station. Smith's condition was so serious that he was removed to a hospital. Warden's scalp was badly lacerated but be cause of his youth he stood the fight well. AINSWORTH 18 CHARGED WITH CONDUCT TO THE PREJUDICE OF GOOD DISCIPLINE. IS RELIEVED FROM HIS DUTIES WAR SECRETARY SAYS OFFICER USED LANGUAGE THAT JEOP ARDIZED Hlt HONOR. FRICTION OF LONG STANDING ACCUSED MAN IS THOUGHT TO HAVE FURNISHED MATERIAL FOR ARMY CRITICISM. WRECKS END THE LIVES OF TWELVE TRAIN FALLS THROUGH ROOF OF BANK IN BINGHAM, UTAH, KILLING FIVE MEN ENGINEER LOST CONTROL LOCOMOTIVE WAS COMING DOWN STEEP GRADE FROM MINE8 WHEN IT LEFT RAILS TRAINMEN MEET AWFUL DEATH GEORGIA FARMERS' UNION. Macon, Ga., Feb. 15 Progressive farmers from every sestion of the state filled the chamber or commerce auditorium today when President P. F. Duckworth, of Union City, called to order the annual convention of the Farmers' Educational and Co-operative Union of Georgia. NORTHWEST MINING CONGRESS Spokane, Wash., Feb. 15. The first annual meeting of the Northwest Min ing congress began in this city today with an attendance of delegates from California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Alberta and British Co lumbia. The meeting will last three days, during which time a wide va riety of subjects relating to the min ing industry will be discussed. FIVE MEN TO HANG Springfield, 111., Feb. 15. The state board of pardons decided today that the four murderers of Fred W. Guel- zow must hang tomorrow in the Cook county jail. The slayers are Ewald and Frank Shibilawskl, Thomas Schultz and Phillip Sommerling. With them will hang Thomas Jennings, the negro burglar who shot and killed Clarence Hiller, a railroad official, in Hiller's Chicago home and whose pe tition ior commutation was denied yesterday. Dividends Decreasing New York, Feb. 15. The Standard Oil company of New Jersey today de clared a dividend of $5 a share, com pared with $7 declared tihree months ogo and $15 declared a year ago. To day's dividend was the first one to be declared since the dissolution un der the mandamus of the supreme court. In the last few years the Sandard company, or parent organiza tion, declared dividends aggregating 40 per cent a year. TRIAL NEARING END Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 15. What are expected to be the closing scenes in the fight of John B. Snead to jnsti fy the killing of Captain A. G. Boyce were staged here today. The defense closed its case and immediately the prosecutor Introduced witnesses in rebuttal. One of the last acts of the defense was to work into the rec ord a copy of a letter wrilen by Snead to his elderly father in which the prisoner expressed the hope of avoiding trouble with Captain Boyce. Washington, Feb. 16. Adjutant Gen eral Fred C. Ainsworlu of the army has been relieved from duty at the war department and soon will be or dered before a court martial. While th charges have not been framed, it is understood they will be based on conduct to the prejudice of good or der and discipline and perhaps insu- borination. Serious friction long has existed be tween the adjutant general's office and the general staff and the crlBis came when Secretary Stlmson sided with the latter. Matters were brought to an issue by a report made last week by General Ainsworth to the secre tary of war In connection with the muster and 1 pay rolls and Secretary Stimson felt that the arjutant gen eral had used language that impugned his own integrity and fairness as well as other officers of the uepartment The record shows that General Ains worth remarked It would be difficult, if not impossible, to formulate any statement that would carry conviction to anyone! unmindful of consequences or so informed as to the needs of gov ernment and the public. It was as sumed that he referred either to the secretary or to the officers of the general staff. Again the adjutant general charac terized the staff proposal "as a mere subterfuge of the kinu that would be scorned by honorable men," and that the proponents "had betrayed a la mentable lack of knowledge." Secretary Stlmson, in a note to Gen eral Ainsworth, said that rudeness and ill temper had become habitual on the part of the latter. He also declared the Ainsworth report to be the culmin ation of a series of outbreaks evinc ing "such intolerance of insubordina tion and such readiness to impugn the motives or the intelligence of those with whom It is your duty to work in association as, if uncorrected, to destroy your usefulness in your present office." Regarding the attack on himself, Secretary Stlmson said he referred the matter to the presi dent, who directed General Ains- worth's release pending disciplinary measures. General Leonard Wood, chief of staff, has had many clashes with Gen eral Ainsworth. Colonel H. P. McCain has succeeded General Ainsworth. Although a rupture (between the general staff and the adjutant gen eral's office has been regarded for some time as inevitable in view of the extremely hitter personal rela tions that have existed and particu larly since the rather sensational re organization scheme reported from the house committee on military affairs In connection with the pending army appropriation Mil, today's action of the secretary of war and the presi dent proved a decided sensation. Although General Ainsworth has re peatedly denied responsibility or au thorship for the legislation reported from the military committee and op posed by the administration, it was believed that he at least was furnish ing the ammunition for the congress ional opponents of the war depart ment's policies. COLLISION AT YARMOUTH, ME., IS FOLLOWED BY THE BURNING OF SMASHED EQUIPMENT Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 15. Four men were killed and four slightly injured when a locomotive hauling three cars loaded with ore jumped the track, rolled down a hill 75 feet and crashed through the roof of the Citizens' State bank and the Bingham Dye works at Bingham, Utah. Two of the men killed were sleeping In the tailor shop. Fred Sharkey, cashier of the bank, was asleep In a rear room of the bank when the crash came. He was hur led Into th street but was uninjured. According to the yardmaster at Bing ham, Engineer Fred Annis lost con trol of his engine while it was com ing down a steep grade from the mines, following an ore train. The engine left the track at a sharp curve directly over the business section of the town. S. W. Brown, foreman in charge of the train, and Dan Goodnouffb. fire man, escaped Injury by jumping. Felix Lombard, a boiler washer in the em ploy of the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, hat! Just finished work and" was going home, riding on the en gine. The tender of the locomotive fell squarely on the bed in which C. W. Lewis, proprietor of the tailor shop, and the man yet unidentified were sleeping. Every bone in their bodies was broken. Engineer Annis and Fe lix Lombard were killed. Annis was a new man on the road and was re turning to town from his first trip to the mines when the accident occurred. The track was on a seven per cent grade and the train waa traveling at high speed when the -engine left the rails. The cars attached to the loco motive were broken loose and were thrown against the side of the moun tain on the uphill side of the track. Three stores were completely wrecked and the back end of the bank build ing demolished. i Three Burned to Death Yarmouth, Me., Feb. 15. Three trainmen were burned to death toy day when fire in the wreckage of two flrand Trunk freight trains, which collided near North Yarmouth, reach ed the demolished locomotive In which they were imprisoned. One of the men in tihe engine cab. Harry Corliss, was alive when vil lagers reached the scene but was so wedged in that he could not be ex tricated before the fire enveloped him. Corliss begged that something be given him to ease his sufferings and chloroform was administered by a physician. Shortly after the vil lagers were driven back by the heat. Y. M. C. A. MEETING. Hannibal, Mo., Feb. 15. A number of religious workers of wide reputa tion are on the program for addresses at the thirty-fifth annual convention of the Missouri Y. M. C. A., which met here today A TEXAS LYNCHING Marshall, Tx., Feb. 15. A mob lynched George Sanders and Mary Jackson, a negro and negress, hang ing them to the same tree just across the Panola county line, It waa learn ed heer today. The negroes had llv ed at the same house with Sneed, the young negro who shot and killed Paul Strange, a white man, on January 29 Many Passengers Hurt Altoona, Pa., Feb. 15. Four pas sengers were killed and 25 others In jured today when tlhe Pennsylvania limited express, which left Chicago at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon and which was due in New York at 5:"0 p. m. today, was wrecked at War rior's Ridge, Pa. The train left Altoona one hour and seven minutes late. It contained a postal car and ten steel passenger cars, hauled by two locomotives. The train arrived here from Pittsburgh, with 90 sections occupied and seven, persons boarded the train at Alatoona. While passing Warrior's Ridge sta tion the two locomotives and a postal car broke away from the rest of ts tran and ran ahead a quarter of a mile. The remainder of the train tip set or fell over, all the cars falling (Continued on Page Eight).