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Denver, Col., August 14 Fair
tonight and Thursday.
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"WE GET THEE NEWS FIRST"
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. WEDNESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 14. 1907.
NUMB Eli 191.
SUCCEEDS J. W
President Today Appointed
New Territorial Secre
by Gov. Curry.
PROMINENT CITIZEN OF
Raynolds Resigns in Deference to
Wishes of New Executive-Jaffa
Bears Highest Reputation
and Will be Generally
Oyster Bay, N. Y., August 14.
President Roosevelt today appointed
Nathan Jaffa of Roswell, as secreta.'y
of the territory of New Mexico, vice
J. W. Raynolds, whose resignation
reached the president a few days ago.
It In understood that Mr. Jaffa had
previously accepted the position fol
lowing the visit of Governor Curry
to Koswell before his inauguration.
Mr. Jaffa will take up the duties of
his otllce at once.
The president appointed Mr. Jaffa
to the position upon the recommen
dation of Governor Curry.
He has every confidence In the
new executive of Net Mexico and thA
recommendations of Governor Curry
will have considerable weight with
the president and the Interior de
partment on all matters of stale.
Wlittt His Friends Say.
The report that Mr. Jaffa would
succeed Mr. Raynolds as territorial
secretary has been heard on all
sides and In the press for the past
two or three weeks.
It originated in Koswell at the
time when the new governor first
spoke of the matter to Mr. Jaff.
The Roswell Register-Tribune It
commenting upon the appointment at
that time published a picture of Mr.
Jaffa and the compliment paid him
by his home paper was certainly
most creditable to the new secretary.
In fact, the Citizen does not fee!
' that It can place Mr. Jaffa In a bet
ter light before the people of the
territory than by republishing the
statements of the Tribune which are
"The selection was one that has
done more to confirm- the good Im
pression made by Gov. Curry than
any other one thing, and people of
all parties Join in congratulating the
new executive on the choice of his
lieutenant governor, for that is what
the office really Is. There Is in all
of New Mexico no cleaner, straight
er. more capable man that Nathan
Jaffa, and we of Roswell, who have
known and loved him these twenty
odd years, feel that an administra
tion that will begin with the selection
of such men has a positive certainty
of a splendid success.
"Mr. Jaffa is at the prime of ilfo
at forty-three. splendidly capable,
thoroughly versed in conditions In
New Mexico and the west, and tit by
education and a rare common sense
for any duty that may be rested upon
him, no matter what it is.
"The only regret attendant upon
the whole matter Is that his appoint
ment will necessitate his removal to
Santa Fe, and after these years dur
ing which he has been the friend and
champion of all of us, it will be hard
to even loan him for a while to the
capital. In social, business and fra
ternal life, and as the head of the
board of regents of the New Mexico
Military Institute, he has done so
much for Roswell and Chaves county
that It will be hard to get along
Mr. Ituynolcl Orilclnl Life.
J. V. Raynolds, the retiring iwre
tary, first assumed the (lulu's of ter
ritorial secretary in April, 1901, upon
the death uf G. H. Wallace, who had
been the secretary for u number of
Mr. Reynolds was twice re-appointed
and his present tprm would have
ended January 13, 1910.
it Is understood that Mr. Ray
nolds will enter the banking business
wiih his father.
Mr. Raynolds is a young mem In
public life. He is only 34 years old
but lie ha-s built for himself a record
of which he may be Justly proud. As
secretary of the territory, he has a
tlr. m record for honesty and efficien
cy anil as one of the younger leaders
of the republican party, he is rec
ognized as cool, capable and re
sourceful. Mr. Raynolds stated today that he
wa. ready to turn over .the office up
on the arrival of Mr. Jaffa.
NailiHii Jaffa, the new secretary,
vjis born in 1 s 6 5 at Cassel, Germany.
He came to the L'nited States thirty
live years ago and for a number of
years was connected with the Jaffa
Hro-lheru' Mercantile establishment
t Trinidad, Colo.
Mr. Jaffa came to New Mexico in
1 K h and located in Allnnpjeniue be
ing connected wilh the local firm of
Jaffa brothers, his uncles, who con
duct a nourishing business.
Hut the young mnn was anxious to
lo things for himself. With William
Frager, another young man, lie left
this illy with a wagon train of mer
chandise and proreede.il south, look
ing for a location where he might es-tal'l'i-h
himself in business.
The young men Intended locating
In Socorro, but continue I their jour
ney until reaching ihe present loca
tion of Roswell, where they decided
There they established the JifTj
I'rager company and opened one of
( Continued on l'ase Kiyht.)
S A YS MINING
W. H. Holmes Declares Lost
Spanish Bullion Mine
Is Nothing But a
WERE TAMPERED WITH
Charges That Affidavit Made by
Him Was Fixed up by Others
ses Say Place Is Not .
Denver, Colo., August 14. Testi
mony of a decidedly sensational na
ture was given at yesterday's session
of the trial of the Lost Bullion Span
ish Mines company case In Ihe feder
al court by W. H. Holmes, a Deliver
mining engineer, who visited the
mine foT Dr. Saunders, the man who,
tt is claimed, had control of it be
fore the present company.
Holmes declared that the Lost Bul
lion promoters, or their (attorneys,
tampered with his samples, changed
his reports and doctored an affidavit
signed by him for use at the fraud
hearing in Washington.
Report Tumiiercd Willi.
The witness testified that he went
through the mines at Silver City and
took fifteen samples from the loca
tion. He was ithere from September
21 to September 27, inclusive, of last
year. These samples, he said, he
sent to a Denver assayer, designated
by Dr. Saunders, and the nssayer re
turned only seven of the fifteen sam
ples with assay certificates. These,
the witness declared, were appended
to his report and were subsequently
changed by the promotors of the
company or their attorneys.
A Nntural Cave.
His report was submitted by the
defense as a part of the evidence
they will put In. The report, as sub
mitted, apoke in enthusiastic terms
of the mine, and advised the bwner,
Dr. Saunders, at hat time, that he
would be Justified In spending money
to develop the property. Holmes then
stated on direct end cross-examination
that the report had been
changed in those particulars, as he
he had never authorized any one to
quote him as saying the cave In Bear
mountain was a mine. He said:
"In my opinion, the alleged mine
Is a natural cave. That was my opin
ion at the time of my Investigation,
and It has not changed since."
CrrolKratel by Others.
The afternoon session was taken
up almost entirely with the cross
examination of Holmes. Toward the
close of the session yesterday Wil
liam Dorsey, Jr., went on the stand
and told of locating and exploring
the cave during the summer of 1903.
He said that he had been through
the entire workings and that the pas
sages were undoubtedly natural. He
and .his father, he testified, 'had filed
a location on the ckiim and intended
to exhibit the cave as a natural
wonder, but found It too damp for
this purpose, so gave up the pro
ject. Wltlvm Dorsey, Sr., corroborated
his son's testimony.
J. B. Evans, a mining expert from
Silver City, was put on the stand at
the last minute yesterday afternoon,
and testified that to his knowledge
there was no paying ore on Bear
mountain nor in that vicinity. That
section of the country, he said, has
been thoroughly prospected, as is
evidenced by the numerous prospect
holes to be found there.
Hartford, Conn., August 14. Al
bert L. Pope has been appointed tem
porary receiver for the Pope Manu
BELIEVED TO BE
Arrest in New York Clears
Up at Least One
New York. August 14. Kissal
Jelallan, charged with being a mem
ber of the Armenian Hunchaklst.
was placed under arrest late last
night. The police have been looking
for him for days. So important Is
the capture deemed that the state
ment was made at police headquar
ters that a solution of the Armenian
conspiracy which resulted in the as
sassination of Hovhanes Tavshanjlau,
the Armenian rug merchant, July
is about to bo made.
Jelalian, so the Armenians oppos
ed to the murderous society assert,
and so t lie district attorney expects
to prove, was the man with whom
Hedros Khachadorlan. Tavshanjlau'
slayer. Indued while in this city await,
ing favorable opportunity to fire the
fatal shot. Jelalian is also alleged
by the police to be the man who
guided the assassin to I'liion square,
rehearsed him to his art, ami point
ed out to him tlie man marked for a
J. 'Lilian's arrest, it Is expected, will
be followed by several more In this
city and Boston. Detectives have
the suspects under surveillance.
WHO SHOT HIS
HerActlon Is Alleged; to Have
Been Purely Acci
dental. SLAYER IN COUNTY
PRISON AT RATON
Raton. X. M., August 14. (So
clal) Tom Jenkins is in Jail here
charged1 with killing Lizzie Zeller at
Dawson, In this county, Sunday even
ing. Jenkins' brother, John, is dying
In a hospital at Trinidad, Colo.
It Is alleged by Tom Jenkins that
his brother Sunday evening visited
the house at lmwsun where the Zel
ler woman resided. He had been In
fatuated wifch her for some time.
In a scuffle over a revolver, the
weapon was discharged in the wo
man's hands and the bullet entered
John Jenkins' body near the heart,
causing a wound which will result 4n
Woman Killed by Victim's Brother,
The woman was prostrated by the
shooting, which others describe as
purely accidental, but as soon as Tom
Jenkins heard of the affair, he se
cured a ix-shooter and went to her
house. She was lying on a sofa
surrounded by a physician and sever
al women who were attempting to al
leviate Jier distress, when Jenkins
opened the door and fired three shots
Into her body, causing instant death.
It Is Alleged that he also shot at one
of the other women.
Jenkins was immediately arrested
nnd brought here for safekeeping.
The body of the woman was taken
to Lns Vegas, her former home,
where she attained notoriety some
months ago by an attempt at suicide.
John Jenkins is in the Miners'
hospital at Trinidad, but physician
expect his death at any moment.
The Jenkins family has resided In
this county for many years, the fath
er being a pioneer. Both Tom and
John are well known and have al
ways been considered good citizens.
KANSAS CITYANS lll'Y
HANK IV CHICAGO
Chicago, August 14. The Federal
National bunk last night passed into
the hands of a coterie of financiers,
hided by John Wortfrington, of
iu. loud srn itis
lMVOUti; FROM WIFE.
Santa Fe, N. M.r August 14. Dr.
C. N. Lord, a well known dentist of
this city, was granted a divorce yes
terday from his wife, Mrs. Mariet'a
Lord, by Judge McFle.
WAS Ntr ACt'J UTKD
Santa Fe, N. M.. August 14.
(SiKVial) Col. W. S. Hope
well today tendered his resig-
nntion to the new governor,
lleorge Curry, as a member of
the Capitol Kxtenslon board.
This board is appointed to su
perintend the building of an ad
dition to the territorial Capitol.
Covernor Curry declined to ac
cept the resignation and a-sked
Col. Hopewell to remain as a
member of the board. It is a
li on -partisan board.
.Indue lull to Santa I'e.
A litter was received from
Judge A. II. Fall by the new
executive formally icceptlng the
4 appointment as atcrney general
of N'ew Mexico. Judge Fall is
now in El 1'ano, but will come
lu this place in a few days to 4k
assume the duties of his office.
"A HOLY WAR'
TWO MEN RUN OVER BY
TRAIN NEAR LOS
Evidently Asleep .. as They
Made No Effort to
ONE GROUND TO PIECES
OTHER DIED LATER
Laa Cruces, X. M., August 14.
KeoiHl) Two men, the identity of
whom is as yet unknown, were run
down seven miles south of this place
at 9:47 o'clock l;ust night by Santa
Fe passenger train No. 10. One was
literally ground to pieces and the
other was so severely injured that he
lived but a couple of hours. Both
bodies are being held here to await
the action of a coroner's Jury.
According to Kngineer J. W. Lyon,
who was on the engine, the men had
evidently laid down on the track and
gone to sleep. As he approached the
place where they were struck, he saw
a dark object on the track, which had
the appeurance of a dog. He whistled
several times, thinking of course that
the aiulmal would get out of the way.
When within a few- yards of the ob
ject he saw a man sit up In the mid
dle of the tracks. Then came the
collision, the engine bounding as If
parsing over something, accompanied
by a dull thud.
The train was stopped and backed
up. With lanterns, Conductor Uif
ford, who was In charge of the train,
and the brakemen, with the help of
several passengers, began picking up
the remains of the man who had
been run over. The pieces were scat
tered along the track for a distance
of several car lengths. The second
body was found lying beside the
track on the edge of the embank
ment. There was till a little life in
the form, though il seemed tli.il
nearly every bone In the body was
Until are Dciul.
Noticing that the man was not
dead, the trainmen moved him Into
the baggage car and Dr. Williams, of
Fierro, N. M., who was on the train,
was called in. Dr. Williams rode with
the Injured man to Las Cruces, but
his injuries were beyond mending
and he died shortly ufter reaching
A valise, a bundle wrapped In oil
cloth and a large harp were found
beside the track where the accident
occurred, evidently belonging to the
unfortunates who were killed. The
man found bet-ide the track had the
appearance of being either an Arab
ian or an Italian, but the other one
was so badly disfigured that the re
mains scarcely bore resemblance to a
human form. They were evidently
traveling peddlers and musicians,
and were making their way through
the country afoot. Unooming tired
they htid sat down on the track and
fallen asleep. One of them had been
awakened Just in time to see the big
engine of death bearing down upon
him but too late to save cither him
aolf or his comrade. Some papeis
were found on the bodies, but as
far ius could be learned, they fulled
to Identify their owners. ,
RETURNS 10 WORK
Washington. 1. ('.. August 14.
Secretary Taft returned to Washing
ton this morning from his vacation
and at once plunged into a great
iiuimi of work to be disposed of be
tween now and next Saturday wlu.-u
he will leave on his western trip and
embark for tne Philippines.
Messages Now Being Handled
Out of Its Main
Chicugo. August 14. The regular
overland circuit of the Associated
Press opened through to Denver and
Colorado Springs at V.'ii o'clock, this
Xo Progress Toward Settlement.
Chicago, August 14. Pending the
arrival of President mall, tout lit
tle progress is being made today in
the effort to secure a settlement of
the telegraphers' strike. The compa
nies adhered to their dotermlnatlon
not to receive any deputation from
the strikers nor to submit anything
to arbitration. Both the Western
Union and Postal managers assert
that they are in better condition than
at any time since the strike began.
Waiting on Small.
New York, August 14. All mat
ters connected with the telegraphers'
strike are practically In abeyance
here today awaiting the arrival of
President Small and other conferees
at Chicago, where an attempt will
be made to settle the strike. At
Western Vnlon headquarters today
the general manager of the company
Mated that there Is no great desire
on the part of the company to treat
with the men, who it believes, liavo
treated It unfairly.
He also ulated that the conference
at Chicago might end the strike
though neither of the big companies
Is disposed to make any radical con
cessions to the men.
At buth PoMtal and Western Union
offices It was declared that business
is being handled in much more satis
factory manner than during the past
few days, and that both companies
can gel all the men ttu-y wunt if the
strikers do not soon return to work.
MCNn(lg(v of IK'Utll.
One of the conditions that prevails
In all par's of the country, caused
by delay in handling messages, is
the fact thiit messages of death must
take their turn.
Today at the offices here, a tearful
woman, clad lu mourning, personally
requested the operators to call for a
small town In Oklahoma to tell them
thai .he was enroute with the body
of her son, who died last night. It
was Impossible to get the message
through, us the relay station through
which the telegram must pass to
reach its destination, is out of com
mission and it Is probable that the
mother with her dead boy will ar
rive at thuir destination before the
message can be delivered, though a
striking operator made a desperate
effort to get her message through, his
union comrades consenting to Ills
using the key for her.
San Francisco, August 14. The
delay lu handling messages continues
about an usuul here, though some As
sociated Press mtuiiges ore coming
Tho entire state is experiencing
the uggravution resulting from prac
UiNilly suspended telegraph facilities.
This condition prevails over the
entire country, according to reports
received here today.
All Operators Quit.
San Francisco, Cal., August 14.
Fifty Postal telegraph operators
struck yesterday afternoon. Supt.
Storer says that he can handle all
ordinary business although slower
than usual. Manager O'Brien of the
Western Union, whose men also
struck yesterday, claimed to be !n
better shape than when the men went
out on the proceeding strike.
GOVERNMENT MAY SEEK
Strong Probability That Heads
of Trusts Will Be
ecuted. JOHN 0. ROCKEFELLER
IS IN LIST
Special Grand Jury Has Hot Work
Ahead at Chicago If District
Attorney Sims Can Com
plete His Arrange
ments. Chicago, August 14. Visions of
stripes and prison cells are floating
before the eyes of the nation's rail
road kings and trust moguls.
Alarmed by the action of Judge
K. M. Landls and the department of
Justice railroad officials fear that
these visions may become stern real
ities. In view of the avowed determina
tion of the court and Attorney Gener
al Bonaparte to make some big men
suffer adequately for the crimes of
monopoly, the question Is now asked
Will the government make on at
tempt to indict John D. Rockefeller
himself, or E. H. llaxrlman, or J. P.
There Is apparently answer to the
question In the swift action against
the Chicago and Alton, co-conspirator
with the Standard Oil company.
Harrlmtui was head of the Alton
wihlch caused the heavy fine levied
against the oil trust. Is he not the
responsible party so far as the rail
road Is concerned? Will not Judge
Landls' scathing denunciation move
the grand Jury to return an indict
ment against an individual In this
" Sim's Secret Mission.
Taking into account all these
things, the secret mission to some
unknown point of Dlstrlot Attorney
Sims and his assistants this week,
and the foot that secret service oper
atives and special agents of the de
partment of Justice are at work un
der orders of the attorney general,
the growing belief that Harrlman is
to be made the first example of stern
JuMtice Is gaiinlng ground.
It is understood that the Investi
gation of the special grand Jury sum
moned for August 14, will be made
under the "con irpi racy act," which
provides a prison sentence of two
years In case of conviction.
Guilty of Conspiracy.
The government will attempt to
prove that all high officials of trusts
or railroads fngng'ed In rebating, who
knew of the rebating schemes, are
guilty of conspiracy.
Should the Jury decide to go still
further, as is lu itt power, It could
demand evidence on the steel trust,
the coal trust or any other combina
tion that It desired.
John D. Rockefeller could bet
brought Into the Inquiry of the grand
Jury as well as Harrlman. and should
the government meet with success in
prosecution It might easily follow up
Its victory in the east and bring J. P.
Morgan and other trust magnates to
the bar of Justice.
lH'tnlvcs WaU-lt Magnate
To muke mire that no important
witness escapes. District Attorney
Sims and his assistants are said to
have called on Capt. Thou. I. Porter,
of the secret service, for the loan of
his operatives. Several new additions
to the sucret service force havo re
cently been made. These men are
not known to the railroad officials.
It Is said thut each day the move
ments of every prospective witness is
noted and a report filed at night.
Should any attempt be made to take
a Kuropean vacation or go fishing in
Canada, or any effort made to de
stroy evidence, the dlHtrtot attorney
would at once be Informed and the
Both Sides to Controversy
Agree to Abide by
Denver, Colo.. August 14. At 7
o'clock this morning the striking
switchmen on the Colorado & South
ern railroad went back to work. On
August 'J a conference of all parties
interested ill Hie two-cent differential,
and committees representing the
members of the Brotherhood of Rail
way Trainmen will be held In this
city to iinally dispose of the question,
lloth sides to the controversy asi'-'e
to abide by the decision.
The agreement to hold the con-
j ference w as reached last night w h-n
i the- general manager of the Colorado
He Southern, for I lie first time decid
ed that the road would enter Into
negotiations for a cessation of the
strike. The striking switchmen ex
pect to win out In their controversy,
but whatever the outcome of the
conference, ihey wlil continU'.1 under
D'S FATHER ALIVE
SAYS OIL KING'S
Mrs. Harold McCormlck. of
Chicago. Makes Vigorous
Defense For Her
She Affirms Tarbeil Story and
Says Her Uncle's Lack of Bus
iness Ability b Cause of
Chicago, III., August 14. .Mrs.
Harold Fowler A. Mccormick, the
daughter of John D. Rockefeller,
has defended her father against the
oil king's youngest bsrother, Frank
"Jealousy," she said, "brought
about by my uncle's signal lack ot
business ability, is the cause of the
vituperation he has heaped upon my
father. My father holds no malice
against him. It may not be consist
ent with the usual picture drawn of
my father, but he holds mallco
against no man.
"My uncle's failure to profit by
the fortune of my father, and his re
peated failures in business have been
wormwood and gall to him. The
bitterness has grown from year to
year. It has taken for I's objective
point the brother who hs prosper
ed." Says Her Grandfatlier Uves.
Mrs. McCormlck says it Is true
that her grandfather la alive.
"Between my father and my grand
father there always existed the re
spect and love that should prevail
between father and son. My grand
father watched with the keenest In
terest the successes of his son."
- Mrs. McCormlck said that her
grandfather's health was responsible
in a large degree lor his being out
Of range of the public eye.
Who tlie McCormlck's Are.
Harold McCormlck and Miss Edith
Rockefeller, daughter of John D.
Rockefeller,' were married In 1895.
Harold McCormlck is the son of tha
late Cyrug McCormlck, the inventor
of a patent reaper which started tha
fortunes of the McCormlck family o
tne narvester business. Cyrus it.
McCormlck. the present head of the
International Harvester company, is
the brother of Harold McCormlck.
The father of Harold McCormlck
died In 1384. Mrs. McCormlck is the
youngest of the three daughters of
John D. Rockefeller. One daughter.
Mrs. Strong, died recently In France.
Couldii t See l.lllier Rockefeller.
New York, August 14. Following
statements which appeared concern
ing the search for John D. Rockefel
ler s father, a reporter was sent to
Interview William Rockefeller and
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., concerning
the attitude of the various members
of the family. He proceeded to
Scarborough. N. Y., with the object
of calling on William Rockefeller
Mr. Rockefeller had gone motor
ing and would not return until late.
The reporter accordingly drove to
John D. Rockefeller's house at Po
The carriage drove up to the front
door. The reporter alighted and ws
about to ring the front door bell.
Before he could put his purpose into
execution a huge negro, armed with
a repeating rille, advanced hurriedly
down the drive and the following
colloquy took place'
"What are you doing?
"I am going to ring the bell."
"Who do you want to see?"
"Mr. John D. Rockefeller. Jr. This
Is where he lives. Is it not?"
"Yes. but what do you want to see
him for, where do you come from
ami who are you, anyway?"
During his conversation the negro
held the ritle menacingly.
The negro peremptorily forbabe
the reporter to ring the bell, adding
that Mr. Rm-kefeller did not want to
see him, and, marching to the horse's
head, with brusqueness ordered the
reporter to get Into the carriage and
to at once leave the premises on
pain of being shot. The reporter git
Into the carriage, which was drivm
olT and escorted several yards by the
negro and his rille.
Boulder. Colo.. August 14. Ja?k
Livingstone, a railway machinist, who
was badly injured in the explosion
that resulted in the destruction of the
Colorado & Southern depot early
Saturday morning. Is being guarded
by Colorado & Southern detectives at
his home in Denver. He is so ill
from burns and Injuries that he can
not be moved. The detectives con
sider his safekeeping Important, unci
are giving him no chance to got
Livingstone was arrested on a
warrant sw orn to by tile Moulder p -lice
on charges that when called n
to aid volunteer firemen in their tight
against advancing Humes, lie refused
to do so. His actions have been con
strued by the local police as willing
ness to see the town burn. They be
lieve, on this account, that he might
have been involved in the incendiary
plot, w hi' ii it Is thought now to un
ravel. Soon after Livingstone refused to
aid the firemen, the accident occur
red In which he was Injured. 11 j
was picked up. and sent to Iieiivi'i.
where he lives wuh J. T. Clapp. hiJ
f 1 1 lier-in-'.a w .