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Denver, Colo., Aug. 3. Local
thunder storms tonight and Sun
day. WJ Gnrr THE ?
ALHUUUEHQUE. NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST tf. 1907.
929,240,000 FINE IMPOSED
FIVE BOSTON CHINAMEN HAYWOOD SAYS HE WILL
Was Laura Matthews a Suicide For Love,
Or Was She Murdered by Jealous Suitor?
No. Arrives 7.45
No. 4 " " 6.55
No. 7 " J 0.55
No. a " " 6.40
No. 9 " " U.45
Subject to Orders for Good
of Federation" When Ho
Reaches His Office.
ON STANDARD Oil 1 IV
FEDERAL JUDGE IMS
Largest Judgment Ever En
tered In Any Court on
Indiana Concern Is Nominal De
fendant But Court Alms Blow
Direct at Parent Oil Trust.
Appeal tWill Be
Chicago, 111., August 3. Judge
Landis in the United States district
court today, imposed a tine upon the
.Standard OH company of Indiana, of
$2!), 240, 000, the maximum amount
xipon each one of the 1,462 counts of
the Indictment on which that com
pany was recently convicted of i-t-i '.
ing. The Judge recommend j 1
call be Issued for a special gratia jury
to consider the other party to the
rebating operations of which the
standard Oil comipany was found
Kuilty, and It is therefore probable
that within a short time, proceed
ings will be commenced against the
Chicago & Alton Railroad company
for an alleged commission of similar
The court room was packed to Its
utmost capacity while Judge Landis
-was rradii-S Ills iivcyjh:
The defense .had contended that
the Klklns law authorized the pros
ecution for but one offense, and
maintained that there could be a con
viction on only one count. The court
held that the law Is violated every
time any property Is so transported
as a legal rate was established by
the railroad company on a carload
To the defendant's claim that rep
resentations by the Alton had misled
the Standard Into a sincere belief
that the Alton six cent rate had been
filed with the Interstate commerce
commission, the court held that as
the law required the carrier to keep
a schedule ut ita freight otlice for
vulilic liisiectio-n, it was the defend
ant's duty lo ascertain at the rail
road's ollioos whether the rate was so
Six t ent liute Illegal.
As to the evidence offered by ths
defendant to the effect that during
tlia period covered by the Indictment,
the Chicago and Eastern Illinois rali
road published an open rate uf 6
cents from Wheeling to East JSt.
I.ouis, the court said that this fact
should be considered in mitigation,
if title, but he found from an exami
nation of the Eastern Illinois sched
ules that this rate was not tiled with
the interstate commerce commission
until one year after the expiration of
the period covered by the indictment,
and nearly three years after its is
sue, and so it coull not serve t lie
purpose of excusing or palliating the
acceptance by the defendant of the
uni.t.Wul Alton six cent rate.
l.urK-t JKver .w-.s-l.
Tills is the largest tine ever as-s.-.-s...l
hi the history of any court,
and it uas made a record breaker for
the sake of punishing the oil trust.
Any smaller tine, Judge Landis be
lieves, would not have been a suiil
ilent punishment fir the gigantic cor.
lratlou. He believes the object of
lws is to preent crime, and when
I I j y,
crime Is committed, the punishment
should be great enough to be a fu
The Standard was convicted of re
ceiving 1,462 rebates from the Chi
cago & Alton road. The trial lasted
The indictment was the largest one
in the history or the federal courts
fseven other Indictments, contain
ing In all 2,000 counts, are pending
standard Oil attorneys say they
will appeal the case to the hlghes
Aimed at Oil Trust.
Technically the fine Is Imposed on
the standard Oil company of Indiana
Practically it is to be paid by the
standard of New Jersey. This was
demonstrated In the hearing In whVn
John D, Rockefeller recently testl
Tt wa there stated that the Stand
ard of New Jersey was the parent of
the Indiana concern. The latter is
the best paying of Its subsidiary
companies. Its capital Is $1,000,000".
$'., OOO on Kadi Count.
When, under the Indictment se
cured a year ago, the standard Oil
company of Indiana was found guilty
of violating the anti-rebate law, the
fixing of the tine for that offense de
volved upon Judge Landis, and as he
had a free hand in assessing any fine
between $1,000 and $20,000 on each
of the 1,462 counts In the indictment,
he was confronted with a rather ditll
cult proposition. Ho did not know-
how much punishment the company
could stand, and this Is the reason
why he summoned John D. Rockefel
ler and others prominently connected
with Standard OH affairs, so as to
learn some of the financial secrets of
the company which Its counsel weie
either unable or unwilling to tell.
The judge found that Mr. Rockefel
ler knew very little about the affairs
of the company of which he Is presi
dent, and that little he was sure of.
He- divulged, however, that the capl
tV j dard Oil company of
.' ,. iS "about $100,000,000,"
aim f -t the annual dividends now
are "about 40 per cent."
Standard President Kicks.
- New York, August 3. President
James A. Moffet, of the Standard Oil
company of Indiana, made the follow
lng statement today in reference to
the judgment Judge Landis pro
nounced in the federal court at Chi
cago: "The facts In this case are iiple
and easily understood. The Standard
O'l company of lry wu convict
ed of receiving what the government
claimed was a concession from 'he
Chicago & Alton in the shipment of
oil from Its reanery at Whiting, lnd.,
to East St. Louis, 111.
"The contention of the government
was that the lawful rate was sixteen
cents per hundred pounds betwee.i
these points. The defendant c.ins.
first that the lawful rate was six
cents; and secondly, if tlx cen' was
jiot the lawful rate, It was a rate
Issued to the Staniari by the Alton
as the lawful rate, and the Stand
ard was jus.tir.ed ii believing from
its own investigation and from In
structions received from the railroad
commission '.hat six cents was the
Wants "Square Peal."
"We Insist that whatever may be
oaie's technical view, every equitable
consideration is with the defendant,
and if the only de.sire was to give
this defendant a square deal, this
prosecution would never have been
instituted. The American public not
only believes in fair play In the ab
stract, but with all the facts before
It, It has the capacity to determine
whether the defendant, rich or poor,
has received a 'square deal.'
"The Standard Oil company asserts
that It Is not even technically guilty,
and that It ought never to have ueen
prosecuted because of the clalmo!
failure of the railroad company,
which has neither been indicted nor
prosecuted, to file its tariff, and that
the prosecution of this defendant un
der the circumstances of this Is ta
prostitution of the spirit and hiii
purpose of the interstate commerce
An official of the Standard Oil com
pany said the amount of the ilnej
Imposed by Judge Landis is an evi
dence of injustice against the com
pany. "The amount," he said, "Is fifty
times the value of the oil carried
under the Indictment. The total value
of the oil was $670,000, for each car
Is valued at about $450, and we have
been lined $20,000 per car." Stand
ard attorneys pointed out the facl
that nothing approaching the sum til
company had been sentenced to pay
has ever been exacted before in a
proceeding for a violation of a
HOLCOMB MAY HAVE
TOO MANY JOBS
fun Teiniorury Clerk of l'lrst Judi
cial l)brU-t Court IruH 1'ay
for Itolli l'Uu-os?
Washington, D. C, August 3.
(Siet-lul.) W. V. Holcomb chief of
laud division "J,' 'who Is In Xe'.
Mexico presumably to conduct an In
vestigation Into the ottlcla.1 doings of
M. o. Llewllyn, surveyor general, has
too many otlices.
He was recently appointed as tem
porary clerk of the lirst Judicial dis
trict but according to a recent act of
congress, he can not draw pay for
In order to draw nay as cour.
clerk he would have to resign as
chief of the land division, and vice
It Is now being Investigated wheth
er or not he is entitled to pay from
the territory anil if so. If he is still
on the federal payroll. The clerk
ship is not a federal position but is
In the hands of the presiding Judse.
The general opinion Is that Holcomb
has too many Jobs for one man.
St. Louis, August a. Spelter weak,
New York In Panic Over
Crimes In Which the
FIVE KILLED AND
WorkiMay Be That of Insane Fiend
of Ripper Inclinations. Though
Police Believe Several
Men Are Concerned
New York, August 1. The re
markablo series of crimes In this city
In which women and children are the
objects of attack, showt no signs of
abating. Yesterday two such attacks
were reported to the police and today
one additional case has been brought
to public notice, that of a young east
side girl, who was at'icked by a mis
creant while passing through the
hallway of the house hi which she
Scarcely an arrest of importance
has been made end the police con
fess themselves completely battled.
Some detectives believe that the as
saults are the work of one man, who
has the mad animal instinct of the
London and Herlin "rippers." Oth
ers, who combat this theory, point to
the widely separated localities in
which the crimes have occurred, and
the different methods with which the
murder was finally accomplished.
There is a marked decrease in the
number of women and children upolj
the streets at night. Every Utile in
cident is magnified and a mob quick
ly assembles. In sevaral Instances
men have been attacked by crowds
and severely beaten.
The newspapers are publishing let
ters from correspondents suggesting
that vigilance committees and pro
tectlve associations be formed.
A list of the victims killed num
bers rive ,thre young girls and two
women and a score or more have
There Is little doubt that several
of the murders were accomplished
by the same man. In at least two
cases, where bodies of women were
found, the slayer had killed them by
strangling the women with a neck
tie and after death he had mutilated
their bodies with a sharp knife. In
the other cases, various means were
employed to accomplish the murders,
and the fact that two murders were
discovered at practically the same
hour In different localities is proof
that more than one man is engaged
In the terrible work.
The police have attempted to fol
low clues, but there Is a complete
lack of all trails, beyond a few tangi
ed circumstances which mean prac
tlcally nothing. The best detectives
In the city have worked on the cases
but there ia nothing to report of suc
lien and women who are forced
to go into dark streets at night are
arming themselves and it is feared
that this fact will cause more killing,,
as revolvers In the hands of fright
ened men and women are more like
ly to cause trouble than a revolver
In the hands of a would-be murderer.
rnoniMTiov itvr.Yi fs
lKX).Mi;i) TO PEFKAT
Montgomery, Ala., August 3. In
the house last night Representative
Henley failed to call up his prohibi
tion bill. As there are only two days
more of this session, it cannot possi
FISH TRUST INDICTED
Chicago Grand Jury Takes
Shot at A. Booth &
Chicago, August 3. Indictments
were returned today in the U. S. dis
trict court against A. ilooth & Co.,
general known as the "iish trust,"
the New York, Chicago and St. Luis
Railroad company, and the Lehigh
Valley Railroad company, charging
them with a violation ot the first pro
vision of the Elkina law prohibiting
Hooth & Company for years have
had a practical monopoly of the fish
and oyster business, having branch
houses all over the United States anu
Canada. The concern has grown to
immense proportions and its ship
ping business has become of such
great size that the railroads and ex
press companies it favors are glad to
hustle f,ir Its patronage.
Hie Lehigh Valley company and
the New York Chicago & St. Louis
railroad have carried the majority of
its business between the eastern
coast and Chicago and St. Louis.
ther indictments In connection
with the business of the fish trust
ami the common carriers are expect
ed lufore this grand Jury conclude
N'ew York, August 3. Money on
call nominal. Prime mercantile naner
S Si S per cent.
Si? I ? lf v
J ? ' Hr ' M
.Musk-inn, lio? niyslcrions clcatli nt Colorado Springs lias nianw sidelight.
MISS MATTHEWS EN-
TERED INTO SUICIDE
Friend of Amos Rumbaugh
Tells of Agreement Be
UNABLE TO MARRY HIM
SHE KILLED HERSELF
I'lttHburg, Pa.. August 3. Bmmet
Royd of Mount Pleasant. Pa., an in
timate friend of Amos If K ii mtl.n ii v h
of that place, who committed suicide
at Colorado Springs after Miss Laura
maunews, the Chicago actress, with
whom ho was Infatuated huH n,i.a
her life, Is authority for the state
ment that Rumbaugh and Miss Mat
thews had entered Into a suicide pact.
Uoyd further declares that, contrary
to all published reports. Miss Mat
thews was In love with Rumbaugh
and they both agreed to end their
lives because they could not marry.
Said Boyd today:
"The Matthews drl wa in lri-o
wluh Amos, and more than nm.n ni:
him what desperate things she would
do if he should ever leave her," said
"oya toaay. "Finally one day, with
her arms about his neck. I heard hr
say to him, '1 can't live without you,
and if I can't have you. I'll kill my
self." Amos answered: 'All Hu-ht
little girl, if you kill yourself, I will,
i imi a an iney saiu at mat
lime, but thev meant everv u.-,,r.l r
This conversation. Dovrl mM nr..
eurred In Chicago shortly before
"Ho Would T)o Something."
Re-fore Rumhaneh ifr irnni
Pleasant he told Iioyd that he was
going west and that he "would do
something that would iiimriu hi
people" after he got there. Rum
baugh had with him over $5,000 when
he made this statement ir. h;,d
Just purchased a revolver. He was
plainly despondent. It developed that
Rumbaugh went directly to Chicnu-n.
on July 16. and finding Miss Mat
thews had gone to Colorado Knrlnir
followed her to that point. It was
sain today that a Mount Pleasant
man had a letter from Lottie Green
in Chicago, advising him of Miss Mat
thews' intention of going to Colorado.
itumnaugh heard of this and after
violent ouarrel with his beautiful
wife left at once for the west.
Wife IU-lleves Ilini Gulltlcs.
Mrs. Rumbaugh savs her hiwlmml
became acquainted with the music
student by chance, shortly after the
weiinlng of the itunibaughs. three
years ago. She was the onlv one
of his relatives who knew of his In
"I do not believe he had anything
to do with Miss Matthews' death,"
said the widow this morning. "The
double suicide, I feel sure, was only
an unfortunate coincidence. He coull
not have killed her."
tool, m i: rn i :ic m ki:s
IIIMOItV l CHICAGO
Chicago, August 3. Yesterday was
the coldest August 2 In tho history
of the local weather bureau, cover
ing a iterliiil of HI vnara uitli a mini.
' ii. um temperature of H.
Delegation From Albuquerque
With Band to Attend.
Low Railway Rates.
CLUB TO MEET MONDAY
The Inauguration of the new gov
ernor, George Curry, will take place
next Thursday at Santa Ke and a
laige number of Albuqueru.ua people
A meetiiif. of the W K. Andrews'
Kepublli-an club has been called for
.Mc inlay t-veimg at 7.1'J o'clock in
the hall on the second floor of tht
Zieger building, corner of Central
(Railroad) ave.iue and Second strejt.
It is desired th.-': all the club mem
bers who can arrange to be present,
will attend but the otlicers ut the club
are asked to be present, especially.
It Is proposed to arrange for spec
ial rates If necessary a special train
to and from the Capital City.
The American Lumber company's
band has been secured to accompany
the Albuquerque delegation.
Those who desire to attend the In
auguration should leave their names
either at this otllce or with W. 13.
Chllders or VV. S. Slrkkler.
A number have already made re
quests for accommodations.
Pullman cars wiii be secured for
all who desire to make the trip so
that there will be as little fatigue
en route as possible.
Hotel accommodations will also be
secured In advance.
Special attention will be given to
providing suitable accommodations
lor all ladles who desire to go and
the indications are that a large num
ber will make the trip.
The committee at Santa Fe In
charge of the arrancemenU stated
that the attendance will be larger
than at any previous inauguration.
The inauguration as previously an
nounced will take place In the morn
ing In tihe hall of representatives at
It will be followed by a dinner at
which Governor Curry will be the
guest of honor.
In the evening, there will be a big
public reception at the Palace hotel
and a ball beginning at 9 o'clock.
There will be several bands present
and the Capital City will present a
scene of gaiety.
The Albuquerque delegation will
probably be Joined by other delega
tions as far south as Silver City and
possibly a small delegation from LI
Paso composed of old friends of the
Albuquerque should take her place
as the leading city of New Mexico
and should see to It that a hearty
welcome Is extended to the new gov
ernor. There Is no politics In the In
auguration ceremonies and all the
people of this cjty should unite to
make the new governor feel that he
Is being welcomed back to his old
Governor Curry has announced that
ho intends to conduct the affairs gf
tho executive olllce in the Interests
of the people and not In the, inter
ests of anv faction.
(Continued on Pago IOilit.)
Three Dead and Seven Dying
as Result of Fight In
new york Sens
Trouble Was Anticipated During
Past Week and Victims are
Blamed for Falling to No
tify Police of Their
Roston, Mass., August 3. Of seven
Chinamen taken into the hospital af
ter last night's shooting in Chinatown
as a result of whlvh three men aru
already dead, several were reported
" serious conuitlon today.
Five Chinamen have been charged
with murder in connection with the
Afraid to Talk.
The Boston Chinamen are so badly
frightened that it is only by Uio
greatest pressure that they will di
vulge anything concerning the trou
ble, as they fear their enemies are
yet in Uie city and may repeat the
The information which loads the
police to believe they can convict the
live men under arrest was gained by
sweating Chinamen w ho were wounu
ed and who expect death. They do
not fear any further violence as far
as they are concerned, because they
expect to die soon, hence they gave
a few facts, telling the police the
names of other Chinamen who may
Attacked by Enemies.
Because tiieir deadly enemies be
longing to the rival on Leong Tong
society, a band of New York China
men numbering a dozen or more, and
said to be members of the notorious
Hep Sing Tong organization, entered
a narrow alley in Chinatown lat
night, and, drawing revolvers, open
ed fire upon half a hundred China
men. Killing litre and injuring sev
en. At the first vojley the Chinamen
rushed for their quarters. The Hep
Sing Tong men chased their victims
into their own door and shot them
down as they rushed upstairs or Into
side rooms. Then, casting aside their
guns, the strange visitors ran from
the Chinese quarters, the most of
them escaping the police.
Fifty Shots Fired.
After the shooting one of the Hep
oing men rrom iew xork was cap
tured by a policeman as he was run
nlng away. The man gave the name
of Nim Sing. He was dressed In
American clothes. Later an ofllcer at
the South station took into custody
Hong Woon, aged thirty-four, of New
York, whose hands were powder
stained. Roth prisoners are chargud
The police placed under arrest on
suspicion three other Chinamen who
are strangers In the local colony. The
shooting occurred in Oxford place. In
the center of Chinatown, where about
fifty Chinamen were smoking In ttiu
Fully fifty shots were fired. That
the visitors shot with careful accu
racy was apparent from the tact tnat
each of the three men killed was shot
through the heart.
The trouble of last nignt had been
anticipated for more than a we.ek.
About ten days ago nearly a dozen
Chinamen who were strangers came
to Boston and rented rooms near
Chinatown. The police were notilltd
of the fact by Boston Chinamen, wh
feared trouble. Special details of po
lice were at once placed on duty in
the Chinese quarters and the strang
ers suddenly disappeared.
The trouble Is attributed by some
to the shooting which occurred In
Philadelphia recently for which the
Boston Chinamen were partially
blamed. It Is thought the Chinamen
who did the snooting came from
New York to punish the on Leung
Tongs for the Philadelphia outbreak.
200 WARSHIPS IN
Portvmniitli lvn Animal 5 Tu-i
hundred ships of war, constituting
Great Britain's home Heet. paraded
before King Edward, and Queen
Alexandra today on the Solent, and
Incidentally furnished a magnificent
pageant for the opening of the an
nual Cowes regatta Week.
Cieede, Colo., August 3. During
an argument over wages James M.
Selfrl.igi. shot and instantly killed H.
V. McKinney of Creede. Selfridge
used a rllle. The bullet pierced Mc
Kinney's heart. Sheriff orthen of
Cieede was notified und found Slef
lidgu awaiting his arrival. He was
brought to Creede ami now awaits in
jail the result of u coroner's inquest,
which will be held Monday.
McKiioo-y was found lying on his
face. Mill grasping a large knife,
which Selfridge claims he was trying
to avoid, and was forced to shoot in
It is reported that friends of Mc
Kinney deny the knife belonged to
Old Settler Hies.
Monte Vista, Colo., August 3.
George J. Zahnes. one of the earliest
si-ttl.rs In tho San Luis valley, died
at 7 o'clock this morning at the
San Luis Valley hospital.
WILL NOT BECOME
Chicago Party Leaders Anxious to
Place Him at Head of Ticket
and Propose to Overcome
AH His Ob
jections. Salt Lake City, Utah, August 3.
V illiam D. Haywood, secretary of
the Western Federation . of Miners,
said today that he had not yet been
commissioned to go to Minnesota to
take charge of the strike on the
range, but that he was going back to
his oftlca in Denver and would ba
subject to orders for the good of the
federation. He expects to go to Den
ver tonight via the Rio Grande, ar
riving in Denver Sunday night. Ha
also denies that he will be the next
socialist candidate for president.
Haywood for President.
Chicago, 111., August 3. The ac
quittal of Haywood has served as his
first step toward the nomiatVn for
the otllce of president of the Uni
ted States on the socialist ticket. The
convention will meet In Chicago next
May, and from expressions by the
Chicago socialists no other candidate
will be looked for.
The socialist leaders here are loud.
In their proclamations that the next
fight of national Importance they
would Indulge In would 'be a fight on
the detective agencies of tho country.
"We propose to begin now and
wipe out of existence the detective
agencies that make it a business to
follow labor politics for a living,"
declared Secretary O. T. Fraenskel of
the local socialistic organization,
"and we will begin by keeping up the
Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone con
ference and its system of gathering
iunos. ana use tn,rtoney in picket
ing the detective agencies."
Will Fljrht Capital's Sleuths.
"We have Just begun the greatest
movement the world has ever known
to defeat the sleuth agencies of capi
talism," said J. Hahlon Barnes, sec
retary of the national socialists' or
ganization. "The trial of Haywood
has opened the eyes of the world lo
the power of socialism, and we will,
from this day on, march to victory
hot handed from any court, either
civil or criminal, but a victory for
the people is the final triumph of so
cialism as the leader of all trades
;ivn Credit to Judge, Wood.
"The trial was Just and the verdict
was no particular credit to socialism.
It was a rebuke to the employers of
the miners who framed up the
scheme to railroad 'undesirable' men
to the scaffold. The credit had best t
be given to Judge Wood, who could
not be bought by the mine owners. '
New Ga-Nlliie Cars for Railroad.
Omaha, Neb., August 3. The
Union Pacific railroad has ordered
the construction immediately of one
hundred gasoline motor cars for use
on branch lines. Steam trains for
passengers will be abandoned on
branches when the new cars are In
Radiograph Service. Sept. 1.
London. AutrilMI 'A An itfllnl-i ctt
the Marconi company Is quoted as
saying that the radiograph service
Will be hemin hptween Irelanrl ami
Canada In September. Immediately
afterward the power at the wireless
station at Cape Cod will be Increased
nd service will be opened thence to
Big Concern IniMontana Asks
For Injunction Against
Helena. Mont.. August 3. Thi
Rocky Mountain-Hell Telephone com
pany yesterday tiled suit in tho feder
al court ugamst the Montana federa
tion of labor, tile Livingston trade
and labor council, and a number of
telephone operators, to secure an In
junction restraining the respondents
from interfering or molesting in any
way. tile business of the company.
and to shut off the boycott w hleh tile?
complaint alleges has been in force
since March 14 last, and which has
lam.iged t lie company lo the extent
An order t show cau-e why an In-
juiicti.ni should not be issued, was
made by Judge Hunt, returnable Sep
tember llt!t. The trouble is the out
growth of a strike of the coiiipany'j
The linemen went nut last March
and after a considerable struggle, the
i.-ieph-iiie girls in limit- Joined them.
Finally an agreement was niada
where-by the girls resumed their
woi k. Later owing to continued dis-
iitrccmeiit. the girls axain struck and
il'ier union operators In the slate
went out In sympathy with the move
ment It Is their boycott that l:ie
.')ii;a:!y deiliei ti re ::a:n.