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MUKAUY OF 0MiHI'.3
ALBUaUERaUE EVENING CITIZEN,
ALHUQUEKQUE, NEW MEXICO. MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 14, 1905.
REMARKABLE CAREER OF MAYOR
BELCHER, WHO WAS A RE
FORMER IN OFFICIAL LIFE, AND
IN BUSINESS A HEARTLESS
Paterson, N. J., Aug. 14. The most
unfortunate city In the world Is Pat
erson, Passaic county, New Jersey.
It has been the scene of some of the
most terrible calamities, visitations of
flood and flame, Ignominy of lawless
ness and scourged by crime, and Just
now it is in the throes of a political
and financial eruption through the un
masking of its chief magistrate, who
turns out to be a modern Dr. Jekyl
and Mr. Hyde.
William' II. Belcher, who up to ten
days ago was mayor of this city, but
who decamped with between $0,0(K)
and 25,Oio of other peoples' money,
has been located at Stockton, Cal., and
Prosecutor Emley of Passaic county,
has started the sheriff to California to
bring Belcher, who Is now branded as
a forger and fugitive from Justice,
back to Paterson, so that he may be
prosecuted for his various crimes.
Paterson la a silk manufacturing
town and produces silk goods in one
year often amounting in value to more
than $3,000,000. Though this la the
largest industry. It supports scores
more varied and of larger proportions.
Its population is 105,000, most of them
hard-working, substantial, self-respecting
citizens. It has 100 cliutches,
a large, free library, many public
schools, hotels, parks, a handsome res
idence district and five daily news
papers. The Passaic river descends
at this point seventy feet In one pic
turesque fall, and flows between pal
isades of basalt.
The attention of the entire coun
try was called to Paterson five years
ago when poor Jennie Bosschleter, a
mill girl, was lured to a road house
by four wealthy young men of the
town, drugged, brutally assaulted and
left to die in a clump of bushes by the
roadside. Walter McAllster, William
A. Death and Andrew J. Campbell
were sentenced to thirty years' Im
prisonment at hard labor, and George
A. Kerr, who pleaded guilty, was given
fifteen years also at hard labor.
The case was known as the "Pater
son crime," and at the time drew na
tional attention to the existence of
many wine rooms and resorts, to
PRESIDENT'S TRAIN WAS
TO BE BLOWN UP AS
He Returned From Chautauqua, and So His Car
Was Switched on to Side
New York, Aug. 14. That Erie
railroad officials were alarmed for
the safety of President Roosevelt on
the way from Chatauqua to Jersey
City, Saturday, is by evident fact
made known, yesterday, that the
president's car did not come over the
main line. Instead, the Chautauqua
special was broken In two at Suffern,
N. Y., and the presidential party was
Southbridgo, Mass., Aug. 14. The
treasure box owned by Herman S.
Cheney, with its contents intact, i
which had been missing since Febru
ary, has been returned as mysterious
ly as it disappeared.
The box, containing $50,000 cash
A Village Wiped Out.
Seattle, Wash., Aug, 14. A special
from Vancouver, It. C, places the
number of dead and wounded at Spen
cer's Bridge at nearly fifty. There
were sixty Indians In the village when
the land slide occurred and not more
tlian a dozen escaped injury or death.
Bennington's Wounded Arrive.
Vallejo, t'al., Aug. 1 1. Twenty-four
wounded nun from the Bennington ar
rived at the Mate Island hospital today.
TAFT AND HIS PARTY
Iloilo, Philippines, Aug. U. The
United States transport IMan, with
Secretary Taft, Miss Roosevelt and
party, arrived from Manila this even
ing. The local governor and a recep
tion committee went on board the
transport and formally welcomed the
WILLIAM H. BEIXHER, THE
which mill girls were lured by young,
.),.-, .1,.. I
men of the town,
In June, 1901, seventeen people were
killed and scores more Injured In an
explosion of fire works. Just a year
m iy- ksw j '-urn
Kt--lI-PJi. ILL. r
pieviously a general strike of all thelsitude Paterson has patiently borne
mill workers occurred. The town Is the brunt of disgiace and loss, but
a rendezvous for anarchists, and they! with the revelation of the true char
interfered In the strike, causing wildlacter of her mayor, whom she looked
rioting and a state of terror through I upon as an exponent of civic rlght
the town. Rioters were shot down inleousness, and who proves a tractl-
the streets and It was only when state
troops were culled out that order was
In March. 1902, a flood visited the
city, sweeping away three bridges, In
vading 500 houses and twelve mills,
and throwing 2,000 people out of work
and rendering hundreds homeless. The
money losses ran Into millions.
Fire, starting eaily In the morning
of February 9, 1902, destroyed twenty
square blocks burned 258 buildings
and caused a financial loss of $10,000,
000, but only one life was sacrificed.
The anarchist slayer of King Hum
bert of Italy, hailed from Paterson.
A couple of years ago Paterson was
struck by a tornado, scores of build
ings were razed and the financial loss
was placed at $1,000,000.
Besides these .great calamities, Pat-
brought in by a roundabout way over
two small branches.
President Roosevelt Is said to have
objected to the unusual precautions
taken, but acquiesced when positive
orders from President Underwood of
the Erie were shown him.
These orders were Issued as a re
sult of a letter received by the Pat
terson police, which said there was a
plot to blow up the president's train
near Rldgeway, N. J.
and securities to the value of about
$250,t00, was stolen from his home
'""uary last. He had taken the. box
from the Security vault in Boston.
and hidden it in his house, while pre
parlnK a schedule of his properly.
Alarms were sent out stopping the
transfer of the securities.
King Edward Wilt Bathe.
London, Aug. II. King Edward
left today for Marieiibud. where he
will take the usual cure. At Ischl,
on the River Traun, he will hold an
interview with Ktnpt ror Francis
National Teamsters Chicago Strike.
Philadelphia. Pa.. Aug. 14 The Iu
ternational Brotherhood of Teamsters
in convention today voted in favor of
indorsing ihe Chicago strike.
A great reception awaits the party
The federal party here accepted
Taft's statement of the attitude of
the United States government toward
the Philippines as given in a recent
speech at Manila, and will recon
struct Its platform in accordance
FUGITIVE rAYOR OT PATERSON,
THE MAIN STREET OF THE CITY.
erson has been visited by muny floods,
annl.4.1n, .1 I 1 n 1 .
ovt.iui:iii3 ailU LllllllUai UCLIUI1S OI
minor importance during the past five
Through all of its harrowing vicls-
tionir of private corruption, the city's
belief in the nonesty of mankind Is
shaken to the roots.
Belcher was the head of a building
and loan association, which had a
membership of nearly 5.000. The
members paid to him $1 and upwards
a week, which It developed, never
tound tneir way into the treasury of
the association. An expert alleges
that Belcher unscrupulously took thou
sands of dollars from trusting mem
bers, giving spurious mortgages In re
turn. When the mayor came Into of
fice he was called a reformer. One
of the Issues In the campaign was
based on his private life, and he was
called "the model man." His popu
larity was shown when lie turned
1,200 democratic majority Into an 800
republican majority. His campaign
Religious, Military, Fraternal,
and Sporting Events Ar
ranged for Today
CAME OFF AS WAS APPOINTED
Guthrie, Okla., Aug. 14. Several
hundred members of thn FInworth
League of this territoiy are in attend
ance at trie annual convention which
oitened here this mornine. The meet
ings are held at Island Park and prom
ise to ue tne most successful ever
held In the territory.
Colored Baptists Meet.
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 14. More than
Sou colored Baptists from all parts of
tins state have arrived here to attend
the annual conference of the general
association of colored Baptists of
Kentucky, which will open at Hamp
ton Baptist church this afternoon. An
interesting session is expected.
Reunion of the Twenty-Sixth.
Yorkville, N. Y., Aug. 14. The an
nual reunion of the Twenty-Sixth
New York Volunteer Veterans' asso
ciation is being held today at the
home of Colonel Wet more in this
town. The program includes a meet
ing of the regiment at Post Bacon
hall and an informal reception at C.
W'tniore's house. This morning only
a brief session was held. The recep
tion occurred this afternoon and the
camp fire in the evening.
Texas Militia In Camp,
Austin, Texas, Aug. 14. The Texas
National Guards arrived at Camp
Mahry near this city early this morn
ing ami will remain in camp until Au
gust 27. Major William H. Stacy is
in command of the camp.
CONGER DOES ASPIRE TO
BE IOWA'S GOVERNOR
Although strenuously denied by the
erstwhile ambassador to Mexico, him
self, it was stated at the Alvarado last
night by a gentleman w'no seemed to
know what he was talking about, that
l-.. it. i ouger, who was la the city on
Saturday en route east, really as
pired gubernatorial honors In Iowa,
versus Cummings, the present gov
ernor, who covets a second ear.
The gentleman stated that the El
lison crowd in Iowa were backing Mr.
onger, and that the ambassador's
ciiunces were very strong.
Volcano Discovered in Nevada.
Reno, New, Aug. 14 A volcano,
throwing off molten lava, and In -tive
operation, has been discovered in
Nevada by Messrs. McClure, Wh t ier
and Sommers, cattlemen of Lowiock.
The volcano is located in Rye patch,
Humboldt county. The men were In
search of cattle, when they came ui
on the stream of lava, anil tiacliig it
they located the volcano.
Patternmakers' League Meet.
Pittsburg. Pa., Aug. 14. The an
nual convention of the Patternmak
ers' League f North America opened
here this moi ning.
y :x ( x ft. ki
NEW JERSEY, AND A VIEW OF W
slogan was "civic righteousness." He
posted "no smoking" notices In the
city hall and proceeded to guard the
city treasury, while he swindled his
friends, poor widows, orphans and
children as a side line. His total pec
ulation is now estimated at $100,000.
Over the mayors desk in his pri
vate office in the Paterson Savings
nank is an engraving depleting a
widow witu two children in consulta
tion with a venerable lawyer who Is
scrutinizing a legal document. The
I picture is called "A Flaw In the Title
With this picture staring him in the
face, the mayor for eight yeaiB duped
hundreds of just such women and
The climax of "his career came when
he secured from $15,000 to $20,000 by
borrowing from banks and business
. concerns and exchanging checks with
wealthy friends. Thereupon, he pack'
ed his grip and disappeared.
Mrs. Belcher Is prostrated with grief
at her beautiful home In one of the
suburbs of the city. Public prosecutor
Emley says that he is prepared to put
the machinery of famous New Jersey
Justice Into operation as soon as Bel
cher retruns and send liim to prison
lor me rest or ms life, j
Civic Congress at Portland,
Doctors at Denver, Colored
HAVE ASSEMBLED IN MEW YORK
Portland, Ore., Aug. 14. The Na
tional Civics congress will open Its
annual convention at the Auditorium
this afternoon. Several hundred del
egates, representing civic lederatlons
and municipal reform organizations in
all parts of the United States have
come here to attend the convention,
ana an unusually Interesting and fruit
ful session is expected. The conven
tion will last thiough the whole week,
and many prominent specialists In
municipal reforms will address the
William Travers Jerome, the dis
tinguished district attorney of New
iork, will speak on "The Battle
Against Corruption." Other speakers
will be Josiah Strong, president or
the American institute of social serv
ice and author of "Our Country;"
Congressman John Ie Witt Warner of
New York. Prof, Charles Zueblln of
the University r Chicago; Clinton
Rogers Woodruff, secretary of the Na
tional Municipal league, and John Gra
ham Brooks, author of the "The So
cial Unrest." The program includes
discussions of various civic and mu
nicipal problems, civil service, taxation
lHilitical reform, primary elections
and municipal ownership.
Osteopaths Hold Convention.
Denver, Colo., Am;. 14. The an
nual meeting of the American Osteo
pathic Association opens here todav
for a live days' session. Last year,
when the convention was held in St.
Louis, the;e were alout one thousand
members of the osteopathic school of
doctors in attendance. The attendance
at the convention which begins here
today, promises to exceed that of last
year considerably. Nearly every stale
in the Union is represented and there
are also some from Canada and one
or two from Mexico.
There aie at the present time nine
osteopathic colleges in the United
States, with Kit; teachers, and an at
tendance of 1,1'iiu or l.'iuo. Over 4.0UU
practitioners have graduated from
these colleges so far.
Colored Business Men Meet.
New York, Aug. It. The Xa'ional
Business Leu,'iie of the United States,
an organization of colored business
men representing local biisln ss mens'
organizations in the different states,
opened Its iinniiiil convention heiethlg
morning. The at'emlance Is unusually
lame, and particularly the southern
and i as'i-ni staN-.- are well n present
ed at this se.-.-joii.
Norway Votes for Separation.
Christiana, Norway, Aug. I t --Returns
from the n'aional referendum,
on the dissolution of i lie union, sho
out of ;:,".s votes ca.-t. only
Storthing again-' dissolution. The
has been summoned to
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stt p toward the repeal of the act of
uniun in agrecmnt with Sweden.
Cooler Weather Gives
Comfort and They
KOREA SUBJECT OF SESSION
Witte Objects to Language in
Which the Article is
JAPAN AGREES TO CHANGE WORDS
Portsmouth, N. H., Aug. 14. The
sitting of the peace conference was
resumed this morning; under ideal
conditions. The excessive wave of
heat, v hlch almost drove the foreign
ers to distraction, during the first
days of conference, was broken by
yesterday's storm, and after a good
night's rest the envoys and members
of their entourage appeared this
morning bright and cheerful. The
change of weather favorably affected
their tempers. Conference began at
9:50, discussion being resumed on the
conditions relating to the status of
Korea, Witte continuing to urge that
the language clause should explicitly
show what he contended was the true
Japanese intention regarding the Her
mit kingdom, namely to make it a
province of Japan.
EACH WILL ATTEMPT
TO BLAME THE OTHER.
Among the delegates of the respec
tive sides, who remained at the hotel
tmlay, it was insisted that each side
was sincerely anxious to conclude a
treaty of peace, and it is evident, if
there be a rupture, as the best in
formed believe there will be, each
side will maneuver to place the re
sponsibility on the other.
The Japanese seem disposed to
throw out the intimation that Witte
Is trying to wear out his adversaries
and compel them to break off negotia
tions. This intimation is indignantly
repudiated by the Russians, who con
tend, as does their principal, that
Russia is willing to have the fullest
publicity given to the proceedings, in
order that the world may Judge be
It will be several rlavs at thn nroo.
ent rate of progress, before either
of the crucial points of difference
POINT ONE WAS , .
DISPOSED OF TODAY,
Portsmouth-, N. H., Aug. 14. The
following communication was issued
at 1:30 o'clock:
"In the morning sitting of August
14th, article first as disposed of, and
every point discussed in article two.
The meeting adjourned at 1 o'clock,
to be resumed at 3."
But article one, as agreed to by
the envoys at the morning session,
was not In the language submitted by
the Japanese. It had been modified
to nearer meet the wishes of the
Russian envoys, but to what extent
cannot be definitely stated. Witte
had Insisted that the real Intention
was to make a Japanese dependency
New York, Aug. 14. Lead,
$4.G0; copper, firm, $15.50.
Hit. WM. HAINEY HAKPKR.
This noted but fated president of
tlu? Chicago university, lias been in the
public eye in two quite different posi
tions in the last few days. On last
Wednesday It was announced by a
telegram from Cleveland, Ohio, that
President and Mrs. Harper were in
that city, the guests of John H. Rocke
feller. During the visit plans were
onniilated Involving the outlay of $ro-
tMin.nuo In additional endowment, Mr.
Roekefeller desiring to make the Chi
cago university tin? greatest seat of
learning In the world.
During the same day, last Wednes
day, it was telegraphed from iiattle
Creek. Mich., that Dr. Harper had de
cided to relinquish his duties as
president of u1(. university, having
already abandoned his classes In the
theological department of the Institu
tion. Ihe changt s were to be made
ui the advice of his Mend. Dr. Kel
log, who emphasizes tin; necessity 'of
Dr. Harper devoting his whole time
and phsiial energies in fighting the
cancer which thnatcans his life.
This will unfortunate for the Chi-
i-uiro university, whether wi'h or with
out the additional IjiI.ihumiuii endow
ment, for while Dr. Harper is a line
!caclier, it is as the financial head of
a great and glowing univtrsity that
he has won his high renown, being
considered in that capacity prohably
witliout an eiiual In the United States.
ill Jx 1 :
Japanese Make Demon
stration on Russian
BUT THEY WITHDRAW AGAIN
Seventy Ships Have Been
Raised at Port Arthur,
ARE MORE YET TO FOLLOW THEM
GodazayanI, Manchuria, Aug. 12.
The Japanese began to advance
against the Russians at Yangda Pass
and at Seoumoshu, in Ouitsgou dis
trict, this morning. Their forces were
not very various, there being only
two battalilons in each column. The
movement has every appearance of a
The Russian forces fell back in
The Chinese in this vicinity are
again significantly leaving for the
Godyanazanl, Manchuria, Aug. 13.
(Delayed in Transmission.) The
Japanese advance yesterday proved to
be only a demonstration, and after
an exchange of rifle fire between
the outposts, the Japanese retired.
FINE SUCCESS SECURED
IN RAISING 8UNKEN SHIPS.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 14. News has
been received from Port Arthur that
severity vessels, including the battle
ships Peresvlet. Poltava, Retvizan,
Pobleda and Pailada, and the cruiser
Bayan, has been raised, and the work
of salving the merchant ' steamers
sunk at the harbor mouth for block
ing purposes, has been let to Japanese
NINETY DAYS IN JAIL
FOR BICYCLE THIEF
For some weeks past a number of
bicycles have been stolen from the
street where they have been leK
by their owners. The police have been
keeping a close lookout for the thief
or thieves, and at last their vigilance
has been rewarded by tne arrest yes
terday of a man by the name of Albert
Stoehr, who has been Klvlqg the offi
cers more or loso trouble u Ute.
The nartlcular r.rimn with wM,ti
Stoehr was charged was the theft of,
a bicycle last week belonging to M. J.'
McAtee, the contractor.' Mr. McAteei
left his wheel standing against the'
curb on Silver avenue one evening,'
wnne ne went into a store on some
business. When he returned the wheel
was missing and he at once notified
Chief of Police McMlllIn of the theft.
The police were told to keep a sliarp
watch on the second-hand stores.
Yesterday they gathered together
sufficient evidence to warrant them
placing Stoehr under arrest, 'inls
morning he was arraigned in police
court and admitted that he took the
wlieel, after being severely sweated.
He said that he sold It to a man in
Hernalillo for $7.50.
Judge Crawford, In view of the pris
oner having been in trouble several
times before, sentenced him to serve a
term of ninety days In the county Jail.
Steps have been taken to recover the
President's Cousins Hurt.
Sayvllle, L. I., Aug. 14. Gladys and
Eugenie Kooseveit, were injured in a
runaway here today. The former was
probably fatally hurt. The girls are
daughters of John R Roosevelt. Mist
Gladys is 16 years of age.
BIG STRIKE LEAD ORE
IN MAGDALENA DISTRICT
What promises to bo the greatest
find In New Mexico In many years in
mining, has been discovered in the
Key mine, in the Magdalena moun
tains, near Kelly, owned by the Mine
Development company, a corporation
of Boston capitalists.
Mr. C. T. Brown, of Socorro, mana
ger for the company, stated at the AI
vaiado lat night that the recent strike
In the Key mine was really a big And.
At a depth of VM feet, while making
a cross-cut east from what wns sup
posed to be the foot wall of the ore,
which had been followed from the
surface, a working party discovered
that there was 5.ul feet of high fraile
lead carbonate lying under the lower
side of the lead slope. Mr. lirown,
who is one of the mo.-.t thorough min
ing men of the territory, also stated
that this, without doubt, was the great
NEW HOMESTEADS ARE
TAKEN FROM CATTLEMEN
North Platte, Neb., Aug. ll.-A big
crowd is lined up before the land of
fice for the opening Idio of nearly
two hundred and fifty thousand
acres of land which had been fenced
in by cattlemen.
Tlio fences had been torn clown by
order of the government and is to bo
divided into homesteads of section.
FEVER RAGES YET
Thirty-Seven New Cases
in Eighteen Hours,
HIDDEN CASES NUMEROUS
So That Authorities Begin
House to House Search
For the Sick.
SCARCELY ANY CASES OUT OF CITY
New Orleans, La., Aug. 14. Noon
fever report: New cases. New Or
leans, since 6 p. m., Sunday, 37; total
cases to date, U61. Deaths, today, 7;
total deaths, 161. The disease la
slowly spreading in New Orleans, de
spite the magnificent work of the
federal authorities, but the number ot
cases outside the city is almost Im
perceptible. CONCEALED CASES CONTINUE
IN SPITE OF DOCTORS.
New Orleans, Aug. 14. With nearly
half of August gone, and with a total
of deaths since July 13th ot only 154,
or an average of five per day, the
marine! hospital .service authorities
today began the second week of their
fight against yellow fever.
In spite of ail anpeals by the press
and the federal authorities, there Is
still suppression . of cases. The
daughter of a well known lawyer Is
said to have had a typical case, and
to have been treated only by a nearby
druggist. Yesterday she died.
The consequence is steps are being
taken to compel druggists to make
prompt report of all cases of Illness
that come under their observation.
The Southern Pacific has taken
steps to meet the charge that people
are skipping into Texas on freight
trains. Deputy sheriffs have been put
on all such trains, with authority to
eject anyone found riding on them.
The federal authorities have begun
a room to room InspectVm, of the
whole city, and it is expected to turn
up every concealed case of fever that
JUDGE ABBOTT WILL
RETURN ON AUGUST 22
Hon. Ira A. Abbott, Judge of the
Second Judicial district, will arrive
In Albuquerque on Tuesday evening,
August 22, and Intends to be at the
Bernalillo county court house to meet
with those who wish to make Ar
rangements about trials, etc., on Au
Judge Abbott will hold court at the
various county seats in the district,
for the purpose of appointing Jury
commissioners and having the names
of jurors drawn, as follows:
August 24, at Los Lunas, for Valen
August 25, at Bernalillo, for San
August 26, at Albuquerque, for Ber
August 28, at Gallup, for McKlnley
Mild Sensation Among Diners.
Saratoga, N. Y., Aug. 14. Booker
T. Washington's appearance at dinner
yesterday In the great dining room
of the United States hotel, caused a
mild sensation among the diners. Mr.
Washington was the guest ot Jonu
Wanamaker, former postmaster gen
eral, and acted as escort for Mrs. Bar
clay Warburton. Mr. Wanamaker'a
daughter, while Wanamaker walked
with J. It. B. Roberts.
est strike of lead carbonate ore made
in this district in many years.
The Key mine is located on the
summit of the mountains, about a mile
directly east of the Graphic and Kelly
mines. It will he remembered that
Mr. Brown and Captain A. B. Fitch,
the latter lately of Magdalena, for
merly ow ned and operated the Graphic
mine, and sold it about a year ago to
eastern capitalists at a large profit.
The Mines Development company be
gan a systematic development of the
Key propc: ty on the advice of Mr.
lirow n. about four years ago, and have
worked toward the bowels of the
mountain, wifh the result of this big
discovery, which was made Bonifc
weeks ago. and the secret has been
care fully guarded for reasons best
known to the owners.
The ore of the laregr lody, which Is
considered the sensational fin'!, is
worth on the market today from $11
to I'lo a ton.
It Is report) d the cattlemen have been
cutting much of the wild hay and
are again trying to discourage home
seekers from entering upon the land.
North Platte is tilled with strang
ers. Hundreds had to sleep out of
doors last night and every availabe
conveyance fur getting to tht land
U being used.