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HQ LAS VEGAS OPTIC BATHEK FOttkCASl 7IW.y MAXIM If Tonight and Sunday Blair; Temperature Stationary The Poorest Credit Will Borrow Trouble EXOLUSIvt A60OCIATEO (fEC LEASE O WlfSjE TELEGRAPH RVICE VOL. XXXIII. NO. LAS VEGA8 DAIILY OPTIC, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1912. CITY EDITION. tretrjr HENRY LAMBASTS THE FINANCIAL CONGRESSMAN FROM TEXAS DE LIVERS HEATED SPEECH ON CURRENCY QUESTION. MAKES STARTLING ASSERTION DECLARES 75 PER CENT OF FiNAN CIAL RESOURCES CONTROLLED BY FOUR GROUPS. BANKS HELD IN SUBJECTION SAYS COUNTRY SHOULD NOT BE TOO ANXIOUS TO ADOPT THE ALDRICH PLAN. Washington, Feb. 1. Repres-enla tive Henry of Texas, chairman of the house ruleB committee, made a sensa tional speech in the house today ir which he attacked the money power in Wall street and demanded an in quiry into "the blaokhand methods of the financial Mafia in this country He counseled a thoroughgoing invest! eation before congress accepts the Aldrich plan of currency reform. Chairman Henry was the author of a money truset investigation resolu tion which was beaten in caucus by Democratic Leader Underwood and Speaker dark. Substitute by Chair man Pujo of the house banking and currency committee, which was op posed by the Bryan democrats, Chair man Henry and William J. Bryan him self was agreed upon. Some portions of Mr. Henry's speech were very spir itedalmost bitter. "Is it not time," asked Mr. Henry, "to laquire into thee backhand wetli. ods of the flnaclal Mana which exists in this country " lie attacked the alleged money mo nopoly in Wall street and assumed that "no effective investigation can be made into the ramifications of either currency legislation, the trusts and interstate commerce corporations until congress understands the meth ods of the insidious and almost su preme money power." "Shouldn't we know something of the depth of villainy to which this fin ancial Mafia will descend;'' Mr. Henry continued, "before we rewrite our currency laws? Wouldn't it bs better to probe deeply into that hid den and mysterious side before we swallow the Aldrich plan?" "More than 75 per cent of our fin ancial resources, industrial and rail road corporations is now dominated by not more than four small groups of financiers. They now have at their feet n mericless subjection, more than 75 per cent of the vast army of banks and bankers throughout the country. They are combined and act ing in strict accord with the railroad and industrial trusts by throwing their protecting arms around them, with the avowed purpose of assassin ating in business all competitors." MINERS MAKE PROTE8T Spokane, Wash., Feb. 17-Protest-ing against the policy of the interior department as to the supervision oi water power Bites, the Northwest. 11 Mining convention, adopted a resolu tion today urging a revision of that policy and recommending that a board composed of six members of the American Institute of Mining Engi neers and six members of the Amer ican Institute of Electrical Engineers be appointed to surest rules for the control and disposition of such sites. The convention also adopted a re solution opposing the leasing of coal or mineral lands by the government, and another asking the discontinu ance by the government of the charge for transporting silver coins from the mints to western banks- A resolution was adopted advocat ing a chonge in the mining laws gov t work so that the $100 worth of work required yearly i agnh nioim miv be done on the! roads of the district. The recommendation Of Secretary of the Interior Fisher for an appro priation of $100,000 for the establish ment of mlneralogical test stations throughout the United States was ap proved. The convention adjourned today. POWERS DIED NATURAL DEATH Sapulpa, Okla., Feb. 17. That apoplexy was the cause of the death of William Berryhill, the mlllloiial.e oil operator, was the decision render ed by physicians, who today complet ed a post mortem examniation at the direction of Berryhill's relatives, whn suspected foul play. Berryhill died suddenly last Thursday. No further examination of the body will be made. ENGLISH AVIATOR KILLED. t-ondon, Feb. 17 Granam Oilmour, one of the best known among British aviators, was instantly killed this morning by a fall with his aeroplane from a height of 380 feet He was testing a new monoplane in which he was making a Bight from the aero dome at DrooklaiKis and was travel ing at the rate of 00 miles an hour when hi? machine huckled and fell to lie ground. SERIOUS STRIKE EXPECTED. London, Feb. 17. The acuteness of the crisis in the British coal trade is emphasized by the prohibitive rate of 94 per cent asked by Lloyds on in surances against a national strike. Both sides in the contest are making every preparation for war. The col liery owners are insuring not only the colliers but their private resi deuces as well. The military authori ties also have been making inquiries in the coal mining districts as to the facilities for billeting soldiers in the residences, inns and hotels. LAS VPGAS TO BOOST NEW SANTA FE TRAIL COLONEL TWITCHELL, VICE PRES IDENT OF ASSOCIATION, NAMES LOCAL COMMITTEEMEN. At the request of R. H. Faxon, pres ident of the New Santa Fe Trail or- ganiiation. Colonel K. E. ' Twitchell, vice president In chariire of the New Mexico grand aiviaiou, has named a publicity committeeman and an ex ecutive committeeman for Ijis Vegas. For the first position Colonel Twltehell has selected Colonel M. M. Padgett, and for the second, Robert J. Taupert. These gentlemen will worn, with Col onel Twitchell in the task of boosting for the new trail. Mr. Faxon, whose home in in Gar den City, Kans., has informed Colonel Twitchell that he will make a visit to New Mexico accompanied by other of ficials of the association, about the middle of next month. Preparations will be made for giving him a cordial reception. The association nas for its object the creation 01 a cross-country road from Franklin, Mo., to Albuquer que, N. M. The new highway will fol low as nearly as possible the route of the old Santa Fe trail. It will be traveled by hundreds of autoists every year and will be a popular touring ground for motor enthusiasts. Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico are joining in the movement and there is every reason to Delieve that it will be a success. The route will be logged from one end to the other and route books containing mtormation of value to tourists will be issued. Bridges and culverts will be built where needed and the trail will be well marked to insure travelers aeainst wandering, off the beaten track. The movement will be of his-1 toric ana commercial value to states through which the road pass. the will FOUR MEN ARE KILLED WHEN TRAINS COLLIDE THE PENNSYLVANIA LIMITED CRASHES INTO WRECK TRAIN AT LARWILL, IND. Fort Wayne, Ind., Feb. 1 1 Four men were killed and 11 were injured ... 1. .... t v. ,, ., .-i .... n ; tfmltpil trnln No. E. westbound, dashe. into a wreck No one train at Larwill, Ind., today aboard the limited was injured save a baggageman. The wreolr was oue to the fog Which back wTgck Uain wap not geen wnts cn itotica mar a uaiimau boiii by the engineer of me limited. The wreck train had been stopped by a trackman who reported a broken rail ahead and while the investigation was In progress the limited dashed into the caboose of the train ahead. The wreckage caught fire and two of the dead were burned, "fwo or three of the injured may die. RAILROAD OPENED BY PERMISSION OF REBELS JUAREZ AND CASAS GRANDES SENDS MAN TO REPLACE NORTHWESTERN THEBOROER CITY IS FEAR FUL RESIDENTS ANTICIPATE THE RE VOLUTIONISTS WILL COME AND TAKE CITY PLACE HAS TWO MAYORS GOVERNOR OF CHIHUAHUA SENDS MAN TO REPLACE SAN SANTIAGO MESTAS Bl Paso, Texas, Feb. 17. Tne rail oad south of Juarez to Casas Gianr des, the Mexico Northwestern, was epaired today and a train came into Juarez from Casas Grandes. it is ex pected to have trains moving south to i'eaison tonight. The road has been cut since the Juarez mutiny nearly three weeks ago. rue peculiar situation is now pieseuted of the possibility of daily eouimunlcation between Juarez, loyal to Aladero, and Casas G-randes, held by the Vasquistas rebels. Juarez peo ple fear the Vasquistas will come up on the train and take their town, as Juarez is without soldiers. They be lieve this is why the rebels permitted repairs to be made. Emlliano Enriquez, appointed mayor I of Juarez by the governor of Chihua- "J " 1 Jaua, yesterday, arrived today to re-1 p-Ifff PrantLlSC Mtotrih oioiRtou iy Jie mutineers recently- Although citi zenB ot Juarez held a mass meeting, yesterday afternoon to protest at the uhtiage, no trouble has developed and Mestad says he will surrender the of fice. , Reports in Juarez today are M. Guerrero, captured Thursday by reb els and reported last night as having been retaken, is still in rebel hands. Memdoza and Band, who took the town anti were captured yesterday by federals, were taken prisoners out- I Slue or Ltuerreio aim not. 111 uie iuwu, according to latest reports, which al so are that Guerrero is still in rebel hands and probably will be made the rebel capital of the state. Madero made this twon the rapital when-he was in the field a year ago. The Chihuahua legislature has pass ed an emergency measure authorizing Governor Gonzales to borrow $6,000, 000 to buy up lands to be sold to the people on easy payments. ENFORCING LIQUOR LAWS Sapulpa, Okla., Feb. 17. Acting Dis trict Judge Allen's campaign for en forcemeat of prohibition resulted In sensational developments today. First he removed from office County Attor ney Decker and Sheriff John Berry- In their places he named, respectively. John Overstreet and Holmes David son. They moved rapidly, raiding 16 places where it was alleged prohibl hi tion laws were being violated. The county commissioners ratified Judge Allen's action. RATES ARE SUSPENDED. Washington Feb. 17. Increased freight rates proposed by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy railroad on coal from mines In Wyoming to junction points in Montana and beyond were suspended today by the interstate commerce, commission pending an in vestigation. DOLL TO WRESTLE Charles Doll, the Las Vegas wrest I announced that he will chal ' lenSe "Big" Dominick, a mat artist of 1 Dawson. Dominick weighs 150 pounds Iand er- is2thus an opponent of Doll's callb Doll has been obliged to tackle I m ATI v mn mnph his nuoerior in 1 -j -- j welght because of a dearth of middle- weight wrestlers in this part or the country. He has always made a good j showing and frequently has thrown men who outweighed him by many pounds. If a match Is arranged Doll says he will train carefully for six weeks or more and will go to Dawson with the intention of acquiring fame for himself and for Las Vegas. HOBf ON IS ATTACKED. Washington, Feb. 17. Bitter per sonal attacks on Representative Rich mond P. Hobson were made on the floor of the house today by two of his democratic colleagues, Representative Hay of Virginia, chairman of the mili tary affairs committee, and Represen tative Fitzgerald of New York, chair man of the appropriations committee. Remarks inserted in the congress ional record but not uttered on the floor directed against these two mem bers formed the liasis for the attack. Mr. Hay charged Hobson with having acted in a "cowardly way," and Mr. Fitzgerald declared Mr. Hobson de voted more Time to the Chautauqua lecture platform than to attending ses sions of the souse. TO INVESTIGATE CONTROVERSY. Washington, Feb. 17. The house committee on expenditures in the war department, which recently conducted the Inquiry into the political activi ties of Paymaster B. B. Ray, of the army, is considering an investigation of the Wood-Alnsworth controversy, which resulted yesterday in the re tirement of Adjutant General Fred erick C. Ainswtorth. The committee will meet on Mon day to take up the questions. The ex tent to which the inquiry would be carried remair.s to be determined: No action in the case is expected by the regular house committee on military affairs. 1 TODAY IN CONGRESS. I Washington, Feb. 17. Senate: Not in sesaion meets Monday 2, p- m. Further protest to finance commit tee against tariff reductions made in house steel bill. Pranm-HiiA hills of lnriinc will was flrl- . . . . , , . . ...,, voflattMl before interstate commerce , W. C. T. U. dsJegatlon argued for prohibition ot interstate liquor ship ment before judiciary committee-, while a German-American delegation .opposed the bill. House: Met at noon. Representative Henry in sensation al speech attacked Wall street money power and demanded an inquiry into "black hand methods of financial Mafia." Hardwick "sugar trust" investigat ing committee submitted unanimous report stating monopoly keeps ur price of sugar. Made no recommen dation. War department expenditures com mittee may inquire into suspension and retirement of Adjutant General Ainsworth from army. Agreement reached to begin debate on chemical tariff revision bill Mon day. . ; Representative Dies introduced bill proposing illiteracy test for immi grants. Bitter personal attacks on Repressn tative Hobson made by Representa tive Hay and Representative Fitzger ald for his criticism of the army or- organization schema TRAIN RODDERS MAKE A HURRIED ESCAPE ATTEMPT TO STOP AND LOOT VANDALIA'S MAIL TRAIN RE SULTS IN FAILURE. Terre Haute, Ind., Feb. 17. Posses scouring the country had found no trace this morning of the bandits who attempted to hold up the Vandalia's New York-St. Louis mail train No. 11 near Liggett, Ind., six miles weBt of here, late last night. Because of more than an hour's delay in making up a special train to carry Sheriff Walsh and his deputies to the scene of the attempted robbery anu the cut In the telegraph wires, the bandits obtained a big start. Besides the bandit on the train who shot at the engine crew, it is the opin ion of trainmen that other members of the gang were bidden in a deep cut through which the train had Just passed and that the plan of the rob bers to stop the train in the cut failed because of their not knowing how to give the signal with the bell cord. Railroad officials say no effort was made to break into the cars. It is their belief that when the bandits failed to stop the train In the cut they abandoned their attempt and fled. DICTAGRAPH WAS IN MR. RYAN'S OFFICE LITTLE INSTRUMENT RECORDED CONVERSATIONS OF PRESI DENT OF IRON WORKERS. HE DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS THERE OFFICIAL, NOW UNDER INDICT MENT, DECLARED HE WAS NOT AWARE HE WAS OVERHEARD. COURTJURISDICTIONQUESTION SOME OF THE ACCUSED DYNAMIT ERS MAY NOT BE BROUGHT TO INDIANAPOLIS. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 17 The fact that for days the government has had a dictagraph in the office of the Inter national Association of Bridge and J Structural Iron Workers here and has taken reports of conversations of President Frank M. icyan and otherB in connection with the dynamite con spiracy became known today. Givernment agents today, after hearing that the iron workers' officials were aware of the dictagraph's pres ence, entered Ryan's office and took the instrument which had been at tached to the end of a drawer in his desk. Ryan declared he did not know that hiB conversations were being overhead. Assistant District Attorney Clarence Nichols admitted mat the instrument had been In Ryan's office fdr weeks and tbaJ. it hd been placed by pv- I jcrnuieJ: officials. Th.jlira " con nected with a down town office away from the federal building and two stenographers recorded what was said by Ryan and his associates, particu larly since the nrn"ts of the men for alleged complicity In the dynamite' conspiracy. Today a stenographer reported she heard a woman's voice over the dicta graph saying: "Well, I guess they are hearing now whatever we say." This convinced Mr Nichols that the iron workers were aware of the dicta graph and agents were sent to re cover it. It is said the government has reports of conversations of Ryan, Second Vice President 'Herbert S. Hockln and John T. Butler, first vice president, and their attorneys. District Attorney Miller said the dictagraph had been In use since last October and that it nad worked satis factorily. "1 must decline to aescribe the na ture of the evidence we secured,'' said Mr. Miller. "We have complete re ports of conferences held between the Iron workers officials and their attor neys and others. For the last ten days we have suspected they were aware of what was going on, for fur niture had been moved about in an effort to find the instrument. Questions concerning the removal for arraignment here on March 12 of the men on the Pacific cooast indicted in the dynamite conspiracy were con sidered by District Attorney Charles W. Miller today. Six of the 54 Indict ed men are either In prison or in cus todv In the west. Of these the McNa- mara brothers, now in San Quentln prison in California, and Ortie E. Mc Manlgal, now in the custody of the Los Angeles authorities, are not con sidered. McMantesl will not be brought here for arraignment but wtill be called as a government witness for the trials, probably in May. B. A. Clancy and Olaf Tveitmoe, labor leadertf'in San Francisco, and J. E. Mnnsey of Salt Lake City, Utah, are to be brought here for arraignment if it does con flict with their status under Indict ments returned against them in Cali fornia. The question as to whether any conflict In jurisdiction would en sue 1b being considered. TAFT IS ENDORSED Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 17. -The ad ministrations of President Taft and Governor Ben W. Hooper were en dorsed and they weer approved for second terms by the republican oxe nitive committee by the Second Ten neasee congressional district here today- WHEN A MAN MARRIES. New York, Feb. 17. Eleven hun dred dollars a year Is the smallest in come on which a New York man should venture into matrimony, ac cording to the verdict of the Rocke feller Bible class. This is the con clusion arrived at as the result of part one of the class' wime course of studies in "what young men ought to know about engagements and matri mony." John D. Rockefeller, Jr., has been present at all the sessions thus far and has taken an active part in the discussions. The monthly expenses attend ing marriage for a young couple of the middle class, according to the class program, is $m2.o0. Rent averages $28 a month; food 28; clothes, 18; gas, electricity and washing, $C; medi cine, J4; car fare, J9; $2 for amuse ments and church, and for summer expenses $5 a month. A young man should marry as early as possible, the Bible class thinks preferably in tne early twenties. Mr. Rockefeller caused laughter when he said that the Dest wav to 00 tain an idea of a girl's disposition was to look at her mother. It also is important for a man to see his sweetheart before breakfast, he said. TEDDY A JUROR. Mineola, N. Y., Feu. 17. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt of Oyster Bay was drawn today among other residents of Nassau county to serve as trial juror at the term of court beginning March 4. Most of the others are farmers and business men. NATIONAL GUARD MAY ENCAMP IN LAS VEGAS ANNUAL MANEUVERS WILL. I HELD IN NEW MEXICO AND i HIS CITY IS FAVORED. Las Vcgias may be the scene of an other annual encampment of the New Mexico National Guard next summer, according to a letter written by Ad jutant General A. ''S. Brbolrer to offi cers of the Guard m Las Vegas. The government has decided not to send the New Mexico mirrtla to California as had been planned, but will nolo an encampment of regular army sol diers stationed in this state and the National Guard of New Mexico with in the state. Las Vegas is favored, on account of the' excellent facilities af forded by the rifle range norm ot the city as a camp and maneuver ground. General Brookes, however, has not decided definitely upon Las Vegas. This is because of the fact that last summer he had difficulty in secur ing good mounts for his officers. There seemed to be a dearth of sad dle horses fit to be used by the sol diers, although the prices charged, according to General BrooKes, were high. The adjutant general's letter declares that there seemed to be a spirit upon the part of some of the people here to overcharge the Guard for accommodations and take an un fair advantage of the situation. H says, however, that the soldiers and officers were treated in a most hos pltable manner socially, wnlch was highly appreciated. General Brocket has also written to the Commercial clubs of Las Vegas and Albuquerque concerning the encampment. It is likely the Guard will be brought to the city wthich offers the best Induce ments in the manner of providing necessary supplies at reasonable cost. Las Vegas enjoyed the presence of the soldiers last summer and the city reaped considerable financial returns from their presence. It Is to be hoped that action will be taken at once in suring the soldiers of plenty of horses and such supplies as are needed and that such Other Inducements will be held forth as to bring the encampment here once more. PLAINTIFF'S SIDE CONCLUDED St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 17. The read ing of the deposition of Henry T. Kin mel, father of George A. Klmmel, who disappeared In Arkansas City, Kansas, in 1S98, closed the plaintiffs side in the suit of the receiver of the Bank of Niles, Michigan, against an insurance company, for the Insurance of Klmmel. The fatter, who has not Uvea with his wife for 89 yean, and has not been east of Chicago in that time, deposed that he was not dead, as the claim ant, Andrew J. White, had claimed, that he tad not heard from anyone who claimed to be his son. IS FOUND TO EXIST HARDWICK COMMITTEE REPORTS THAT MONOPOLY 18 CON TROLLING THE INDUSTRY BOTH PARTIES ARE AGREED OFFICIAL FINDINGS ARE APPROV ED BY DEMOCRATIC AND RE PUBLICAN MEMBERS DICTATES THE CURRENT PRICE BIG CORPORATION IS IN POSSES SION OF SIXTY PER CENT OF THE BUSINESS Washington, Feb. 17.-The Hardwick "sugar trust" Investigation committee attar many weeks of open hearings here and in New York and almost continuous work since last May, re ported to the house today that a sugar trust exists. The report, which is signed by all the members of the committee, republi cans as well as democrats, makes no recommendation as to how the alleg ed trust and those responsible for it shall be dealt with, suggesting that this phase of the situation be handled by a standing committee of the house "We find strikingly developed In the sugar trust several evils,' says thee ommittee, "aside from the pri mary one ot stifling competition, which seam o ob deration and remedial legislation by congrea." The commltee chargee that sine the organisation of the American Sugar Refining company in 1891, it has repeatedly violated the Sherman law, . - j "At the time It was chartered the Sherman law had' been In force more than six months and both its organi zation and existence, coupled with Its methods of doing business, was as the testimony seems to indicate to your committee, a palpable and continuing violation of the Sherman law," the report continues, "and yet no serious attempt was made (Prior to Novem ber, 1910) to invoke the civil reme dies provided by the anti-trust law against the corporation. It is also to be noted that the government has not, even to the present time, so far as has appeared, made an effort to en force the penal provisions of the Sherman law." Twenty-one actions in the organiza tion and operation of the sugar trust which the committee gives as viola tions of the Sherman law are enum-erated- The committee estimates that G2.39 per cent of the sugar business is controlled by the combine. It also finds that the "trust" has a large In terest In the beet sugar end of the business. With Its strongest compe titor, Arbuckle Brothers, there is said to be a condition of "armed neutral ity." "Your committee reports that the evidence as taken does not Include combinations between manufacturers In the beet sugar industry that hava caused or had a tendency to cause a decrease in the cost of sugar beets." Wickersham is Pleased St. Louis, Feb. 17. After Attorney General Wickersham had read the re port of the Hardwick committee he laughed heartily and said: "Son con gress has waked up, has It? Congress is slow as usual. I have found to my own satisfac tion seven months ago that there was a sugar trust controlling more thin 62 per cent of the Industry In this country and filed the government suit I am glad to know that congress, sev en months after I took that action, has really discovered that there is a sugar trust" THOPMSON WINS Sidney Australia, Feb. 17. "Cy clone Johnny" Thompson, the Ameri can middleweight pugilist, today knocked out Jack Lester of Clelum, Washington, the former heavyweight champion of Australia, in the twen tieth round- Lester was leading on points when he received the knock out blow.