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Denver, Col., August 17 Fair
tonight and Sunday.
WE; GET THE NEWS FIRST'
ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 17. 1907.
WOULD SCOOP UPGENERAL STRIKE ORDER
THE LILLIPUTIANS AND THE MOUNTAIN
No. 1 7.45 p. m.
No. 4 5 50 p. m.
Nu. 7 10. s 5 p- m.
No. 8 6.40 p. m.
No. 9 11.45 P- m
Whereabouts of John D's
Father Still Remain an
WITH BID SIEAliK ' HAD BUT LITTLE
BINDING IN ALL
JExpcrt Llndeman Tells How
Lost Spanish Bullion
Mine Should Be
31,000,000 TONS OF
PAY DIRT ON TOP
His Statements Astounded Pros
ecution In Case Now on Trial
at Denver-Consulting En
gineer Lawrence Gave
tenver, Colo., August 17. Under
cross examination, of Special United
States Attorney General Ernest
Knaebel. Prof. Karl Llnderman un
folded the plan which he proposed to
put In operation In developing the
Lost Bullion Spanish mines. It was
unique to Fay the least and would
have resembled the digging of the
Panama canal more than any plan of
operating mines in this country.
Prof. Llnderman proposed to im
port a steam shovel to the site of the
mines and .scoop the earth from the
ground In huge quantities tons. In
fact, at one scoop. This was to have
been dumped upon a circular revolv
ing screen, which in turn would sift
the ore and dump It Into a cyanide
"I could save 9 per cent of the ore
by this means," said Prof. Llnder
man, "and make a net profit from
the low grade ore alone of $14,000.
000. " He explained that the entire
top layer of the Lost Bullion was
covered with a conglomerate cement
which would run 1160 to the tftn.
There is 31,000.000 tons of this on
the ground, he claimed, which would
bring over $24,000,000. In addition,
he said, the veins of high grade ore
would bring a net profit of $6,000,000,
there being 260.000 ton of it.
The professor's estimates were lib
eral. It seems that he waa to have
managed the property. Attorney Gen
eral Knaebel was well primed with
data and spent all morning and a
greater part of the afternoon in the
cross examination. He displayed a
thorough knowledge of the technical
ities of geology and mining In his
cross examination and questioned
some of the professor's theories. His
ability to save it 6 per cent gold from
A ton of ore was one of the state
ments he questioned. Attorney Knae
bel asked If Prof. Llnderman did not
know that 93 per cent was the high
est that was claimed by practical en
gineers. Prof. Llnderman replied
that S6 per cent could be extracted
by the cyanide process.
Cross examination of Llnderman
ended afteT 3 o'clock in the after
noon. Consulting F.nirliieer on Stand.
After putting on the chemists who
made the assays of the Lost Bullion
ore who confirmed the figures quoted
in the report of David H. Lawrence,
the consulting engineer of the com
pany, and one or two other witnesses.
Lawrence himself was placed upon
the stand. He Is one of the defend
ant and also one of the most re
markable of them.
Lawrence's testimony related main
ly to his visit to the mines and ex
pert' report. He declared that ho
was not a director of the Security In
vestment and Mines company, having
resigned that position prior to mak
ing the examination of the Lost Bul
lion mine. He also sold his share of
the stock, 0550 shares in all. When
the report wi made, he declared h
was merely acting as consulting engi
neer. The mine, he said, had un
doubtedly been worked by the Span
lards as evidences of It still remain
ed. He described his examination In
detail and told where he had secured
the samples of each assay. From thin
evidence it would appear that as hn
mine, or tunnel , as he aald, progress
ed south the ore increased In vaiue,
runntng as high as 400 a ton. He also
told of the monument supposed to
have been erected by the Spaniards
to show the locality of .their deserted
Ciuve Hi History.
Preceding this testimony, which
was not completed. Iawrence gave a
history of his life since college, which
in itself Is interesting. Attorney
Franklin did not finish questioning
him and will continue today. Law
rence is one of the principal defend
ants and when the defense called him
us a witness there was surprise.
After graduating as a mining en
gineer from college In 1591. Law
rence, who is but 37 years old. went
to New South Wales and Western
Australia, where he remained for
four and one-half years, managing
mines. He represented some large
Knglish companies, lti 1 887 he went
on a tour of India. Africa and Eu
rope, Tasmania and New Zealand. In
lnHS he made his appearance In Brit
ish Columbia, where he reported fa
vorably on one of the large-t copper
and gold ventures In the district. It
afterward proved a big strike and he
held a position In ( lia company as
superintendent of the smelter after
returning from a trip to the Klon
dyke. The tiext visit was to Mexico
where lie built a smelter for the
British (Sold Mining company of
Mexico, Limited, and operated It for
some time. California, Southern Ore
gon. Arizona and Colorado all saw
(ins bird of passage as he1 flitted
tuiftly from one place to another,
managing mines, many of them very
large producer, building plants, re
porting mi prospects and doing sim
ilar work. He finally came to Colo
rado in Julv, 1903, doing work in Gil
pin ami Summit counties.
The Henver ltepublican savs that
Ci. S. Kainsay, of Albuquerque, gave
ie-unioii ui visH pj me mine.
Western Union Says Only
Seven Men In Twenty
States Went Out
PEACE MAKERS ARE
AT A STANDSTILL
President Small Explains Union's
Reasons For Calling Men Out.
Says Western Union Has Es
'tabllshed System of Es
pionage on Strikers.
Chicago, 111., August 17. The tele
graphers' general strike order appar
ently had no effect In this city either
yesterday or today. The Western Un
ion claimed that its only effect was
to call out seven men In twenty
states from which they had complete
returns. Both companies declare that
the order had not the slightest ef
fect in Interfering with their work.
Union officials continue to assert that
the telegraph operators are hopeless
ly crippled. The peacemakers are
making no progress.
Reasons for Strike.
President Small, of the Telegra
phers' union, today said:
"The direct causes which led up to
the telegraphers' strike are the long
and persistent efforts of the Western
Union Telegraph company, notably,
and the Postal Telegraph company
incidentally, to reduce the operators
of the country to a condition of ser
vitude obviously impossible of human
"Second To repeated violation of
the agreements entered into by the
Postal company with its employes and
the persistent refusal of the Western
Union to receive committees of its
employes for the purpose of discuss
"Third -Utter disregard of the
promises made, by Colonel Clowry in
a letter to Commissioner Nelll on
Jane 20, following the ending of the
San Francisco strike, which ended
July 19, which agreement bears the
official signature of Mr. Clowry and
Is on file in the office of the com
missioner of labor at Washington.
"To the San Francisco telegraph
officials may be laid directly the
cause of this trouble. Instead of em
ploying men on strike, according to
agreement, the Western Union gave
preference to outsiders and employ
ed many such. They even went so
far as to guarantee employment to
operators In other cities, before they
left, their old positions.
System of linplonage.
"A system of espionage on strikers
was established after they returned
to work and many were discharged
on complaints of strike breakers. One
of the contentions of the union Is
that the pifblic shall know the tiling
time of telegrams. This would give
the person receiving a telegram an
opportunity to know the elapsed time
"The public has not before been ap
prized of the shortcomings of the
telegraph companies because of the
secrecy taught to telegraph operators
from InfaVry. No set of men and
women were ever more faithful and
yet endured more inhuman treatment
to protect the telegraph companies,
despite the perpetual sliding scale.
"It Is not a question of abuse of
power of the officers of our organi
zation. It is a question of whether or
not the commercial telegraphers of
this country have a real grievance.
If they have, then, in the name of
justice, let us get together and adjust
these grievances, but not in a manner
in which the San Francisco strike
"Coloney Clowry has violated both
in spirit and letter and agreement
accepted by him, which is on file in
the otllce of the commissioner of
labor, and the company voluntarily
broke the agreement which ended the
first San Francisco strike.
"I am confident that the telegra
phers will win the strike. There is
plenty of money behind the move
ment." E BODY IS FOUND
BY SANTA FE
Barstow, Cal., August 17. The
mangled body of a perfectly nude
man was found this morning by a
Santa Fe train crew at Xebo, a small
station four miles east of Barstow.
F.vtry hone In the body was broken
and pieces of fi.esh were scattered
along the track for gome distance. The
man ha I evidently been run over
during the night by a fast passenger
Railroad officials believe that the
body Is that of some miner who wan
dered into the desert on a pros
la ting expedition and on his supply
of water giving out. that he became
crazed, gradually tearing off his
clothing as he tried to again reach I
civilization. He hail evidently walk
ed for pome distance along thi track
before being killed, as his clothing
cool, 1 pot be found.
The belief that he was murdered
and his clothing removed by the
murderers in order to hide possible
means of identification does not re
ceive much credence here.
WOUNDED WOMAN LEFT
, ALONE TO DIE.;-.,
Husband Stabbed Her and
She Lay For Eleven
HE OCCASIONALLY TOSSED
HER SCRAPS OF FOOD
Tucson, Ariz., August 17. For
eleven days. Mrs. Krsula Buteraa lay
alone on the floor of a squalid adobe
hut near ho orphanage In this city
with a gaping wound In her head. In
flicted by her husband during a
drunken rage on August 6. Today
she managed to call a 'boy who de
livered a note to Sheriff Myers, and
on examination the officer found her
In a dying condition. Her husband
was captured a few hours later and
is held without bond pending the re
sults of her Injuries. Physicians state
that she will die.
Her husband in a drunken rage on
August 6, attacked her while she pre
pared supper, slashing at her face
with a butoher knife. Finally from
excessive loss of blood and fright, she
fainted ami he dropped her apparent
ly lifeless form to the floor and fled.
ToHMed Scrap of Food.
Later he returned, hut paid no at
tention to his victim, who lay on the
floor unable to rise. After that, day
by day, he has gone to his home, cat
en his meals, and on one or two oc
casions condescended to throw some
scraps to the wounded woman, but he
refused to listen to her or to give her
Today she gained sufficient strength
by a desperate effort) to call a pass
ing boy. but that efToVt will undoubt
edly prove fatal to har.
IColcrt I'inkerton Dead.
New York, August 17. Uobert
I'inkerton, head of : the detective
agenecy, died on the steamship Bre
men on August 12 at sea, while en
route to Germany for his health.
Frank Rockefeller, younger broth
er of John I)., the oil king.
MINERS FALL 600 FEET
TO DEATH III
A SHAFT '
Cage Overturned as They
Neared Surface and
Five Are Dead.
SIX OTHER WORK-MEN
ARE BADLY INJURED
i Pittsburg. Pa., August 17. By the
overturning of an elevator cage at
the tipple of Sonman shaft near
Johnstown, Pa., today five miners are
dead and six Injured. The men killed
fell six hundred feet to the bottom
of the shaft.
The accident was due to the break
ing of a cable holding one side of the
cage level, and tt occurred Just as
the cage reached the top of the shaft.
The eleven men who were riding In
the cage were thrown out, but six
of them fell only to the second level
and were not killed. The other five
were dashed from side to side of the
shaft entrance as they fell, and were
undoubtedly killed before they reach
ed the bottom. Their bodies were
crushed beyond recognition. All of
the men were married.
lieneatii tlio Cage.
The accident was rendered all the
worse as the cage, after overturning,
fell on top of the men at the bottom
of the shaft, and It was necessary for
a large force to work several hour.
before i.he bodies could be recovered.
i nis accident was one or the worst
In the history of this mine, and as a
consequence, all miners quit work
this morning. No trouble is expected,)
hnu'.va. act ttiA 1 u n u r nlni.il ,4. , !
in respect to the memory of their
TO BE LARGELY
New Steam Shovels For Pan
ama Canal Will Be
Washington, I). C, August 17.
Steps for expediting the excavation
work on the Panama canal by an
award of contracts for furnishing
fourteen new steam shovels have
been taken by tiie Isthmian canal
commission. There are sixty shovels
now at work and the added number
will Increase the excavation capacity
about twenty per cent.
It is the intention of the commis
sion to lmrease the amount of work
being done on the new canal as rapid
ly as possible, and for this reason,
estimates of engineers regarding tlid
neces-aiy purchase of machinery ami
the addition of more men to the force
are being considered.
Members of the commission today
stated that work on the canal is jiro
gressing favorably and that the ma
chinery now In ue is exceeding ali
Coroner's Jury Holds Klser
and Reeves For Caus
BOTH HAVE CONFESSED
TO COMMITTING CRIME
Boulder, Colo.. August 17. A cor
oner's Jury today rendered a ver
dict charging J. W. Beeves and Frank
Klser with starting the fire In the
Colorado & Southern depot and cars
last Saturday morning, costing four
Uvea, injuring over 100 people and
doing an Immense amount of dam
age to property. Informations were
tiled today by the prosecuting attor
ney charging Reeves and Klser with
Beeves confessed, after Klser had
first furnished the officers with de
tails of the story, that he set fire to
a caboose in which several non-union
trainmen were supposed to be sleep
ing near the depot, and when some
boys put out that blaze, he started
another In a string of cars some dis
tance away from the depot. This
blaze finally reached the freight sta
tion and while it was burning its way
through other cars nearby, a carload
of dynamite exploded, fatally injur
ing four men who died next day, and
injuring over one hundred spectators.
Every window in the town was de
stroyed and many houses ruined.
Klser declares that he took no part
in the crime further than to accom
pany Beeves. Both were Intoxicated
and while in that condition they
worked themselves up into a blind
fury of rage against the C. & S. road.
Beeves admits that he alone started
the blaze and he Is begging to bo sen
tenced to death at once.
Klser's mother's home was destroy
ed by the explosion and she was bad
ly hurt. Her son's arrest and con
fessed guilt have destroyed her sea
son. $5.0(10,000 fixi: IS
Caracas. Venezuela, August 17.
Another chapter in the controversy
between the New York & Bermudez
Asphalt company and the Venezuelan
government ended yesterday when
the civil court of first Instance of
Caracas found the company guilty
of having extended assistance to the
Matos revolution and condemned It
to pay a fine of 5 million dollars.
The sum Is the estimated cost of
putting down the revolution. Anoth
er large sum Is to be assessed later.
liarrlman Don't Want All 1 toads.
New York, August 17. E. H. liar
rlman telegraphed the Associated
I'les. from San Francisco today de
nying that he made a statement at
tributed to him at Keno to the ef
fect iii.it he oa-slred to own all or
any part of the railroads of the
country, nor did he say nnythlng
about managing railroads for the
Hove rnm ent.
Bubonic Plague in Sun I lanci-s o.
Washington, ). ('., August 17.
The bubonic plague has broken out
in San Francisco, and one death
from It has resulted, according to a
report to the marine hospital service
Frank. His Brother. May Drag
Old Family Feud Into Llme-llght-Many
ments Made Concern
ing Peculiar Case.
Cleveland. Ohio, August 17. A blt-
ler ieua war to the knife between
John I. Rockefeller and his young
est brother, Frank Rockefeller, with
Wm. A. Rockefeller, the middle
brother, in the background. and
alongside of him young John D. and
his three sisters, all of whom have
married into wealthy families such
Is the feud now raging between the
famous Cleveland brothers, with the
wealth of the richest man in the
world as the object of attack.
The story came out through the al
leged statement of Frank Rockefeller
a few days ago, that John I. Rocke
feller is keeping his eged father, Wm.
A. Rockefeller, Sr., in hiding . The
reason was not clear, but it was sup
posed to connect the fact that the
life of the elder Rockefeller in and
around Oswego, N. Y., was not all
that so pious a man as John D. would
As outlined by Ida Tarbell In her
famous history of Standard Oil, the
life of. the elder Rockefeller was any
thing but a heavenly dream of light.
He was pictured as a patent medi
cine vender of loose methods, a trick
horse trader aud general country
"sport." and is credited with two
daughters, born out of wedlock, who
are still living in that neighborhood.
Frank Rockefeller declares that
he does not know where his) father
Is, but that John D. does, and that
the elder brother is keeping him in
NotlUng to Say.
At his home In Cleveland, John D.
Rockefeller, when asked about these
matters and about the aspersions
Frank is said to have cast upon his
"I will not discuss that matter."
On the other hand, Mrs. Harold
F. McCormlck, who waa Miss Edith
Rockefeller, declares that the health
of John' LYs father Is largely respon
sible for him being kept out of sirjjt.
She says: ,
"I have seen my grandfather many
times. He hi one of the most Inter
esting men I have ever known. It is
several years since I have seen him.
"Between my father and my grand
father there always exMed the re
spect and love that should prevail be.
tween father and son. My grand
father watched with the keenest In
terest the successes of his son."
Dr. E. D. Burton, formerly the
family physician, says that he met
the elder Rockefeller at John D.'s
country home about eight years ago, .
and that the father at that lime was
a fine looking old man in perfect
In what purported to be a very
recent Interview with Frank Rocke
feller he waa made to refer to John.
I), as "that man," and "the other
fellow," and to depict him as a
"monster." Also he was made to
say that he was writing a book which
when printed, would show his broth
erup in such a light that his native
land would be too warm for the fa
Ho Says Klie'j Nervous.
In reply to these reported state
ments, Mrs. McCormlck nald:
"I think there is no danger of my
father being stoned," she continued,
"even should his brother publish a
book on my father's 'monstrous life."
I have no doubt that the book would
be monstrous that It would portray
my father in a monstrous manner
but I believe that the American peo
ple, or any other would see the real
motive back of such a work and be
disgusted with the brother, rather ,
mail enragea at tne principal char
acter." The whole trouble with Frank
Rockefeller, she further declares, Is
that he is extremely Jealous of his
brother's unprecedented financial suc
cess. (Continued on I'uge Jive)
Siutpslmt of John I. Rockefeller, ulio Is reuillng the letter, ullli bit. Cleve
land paMor, Rev. Ilia-,. A. luton, bending oor.
Judge Landls and Attorney
General Bonaparte Agree
on Chicago & Alton
BE MADE DEFENDANT
Head ot Department of Justice
Does Not Believe General Pros
. perlty Will be Injured by
Standard Oil's Great
Chicago, III., August .17. The gov
ernment will keep faith with the Chi
cago & Alton railway In its promise
of Immunity made by Attorney Gen
eral Moody when he obtained the evi
dence of the road's officials against
the Standard Oil company of Indiana,
In the case recently decided by Judge
Landls, of the federal court, in which
the Standard was given a fine of $29,
240,000. Judge Landls will respect
that promise as he cannot well do
The matter of the immunity prom
ise, which has been taken up by the
Judge with the department of Justice,
has been definitely settled. Attorney
General Bonaparte has wired Judge
Landls that the explicit promise of
Immunity which was given the offi
cials of the Alton, must be respected.
LnJidls Will Agree.
Judge Landls, as a Jurist, prefers
to prosecute the railroad, but he re
alizes that the courts must secure
evidence in many cases from parties
who ate amost as guilty ai the de
fencU'.is l.i such casei. and this evi
dence can only be obtained through
promises of Immunity from punish
ment. While ho has not yet directly
expressed his opinion on the matter,
It Is now regarded. In the light of
Attorney General Iionaparte'sTrequest,
as a foregone conclusion thar Judge
Landls will, on September g, dis
charge the grand Jury which he em.
pannelled this week, and whose term
of service he continued until Sept. 3.
Ronuparte on J tig Fine.
Washington, August 17. Secretary
Bonaparte, In speaking of the fine
levied by Judge Landis against the
Standard Oil company of Indiana,
stated today that In case the supreme
court of the United States affirms the
Judgment of the federt.1 court of
which Judge Landis is the presiding
head, it will undoubtedly be neces
sary to have a receiver appointed for
the oil company in order to collect
the fine. He believes that the tine
will be approved by the supreme
court, as It is not aimed alone at the
Indiana concern, but at the Standard
Oil company of New Jersey, the par
ent of the Indiana concern.
In view of the general decline of
Important stocks and a general fear
of radical anti-trust activity by the
government which has prevailed In
Wall street, Mr. Bonaparte was ask
ed this question:
Won't Hurt Irocrlty.
"Is the business of the great cor
porations of the country generally
conducted on such unlawful princi
ples that the prosecutions deemed
necessary by the law department of
the United States will unsettle Indus
trial conditions and lessen our pros
perity Mr. Bonaparte replied:
"I know of no facts which Justify
any such statement. There have been
violations of federal statutes by some
corporations and by some individual
and, so far as this department can
accomplish It, the guilty corporations
and the guilty Individuals will be
brought to trial, Hnd, when convicted,
to punishment; but the number of
each Is small, and the vindication of
the law can, in my opinion, have only
a beneficial effect on the prosperity
of the country, although it may de
moralize some speculators."
Hi: MiCIDIill WIIF.X
BOW IK I.F.FT HIM
Cincinnati, O., August 17. John F.
Owens, the well known newspaper
writer and traveler, whose Infatuation
for Mrs. "Bonnie" Tucker, former
wife of a politician in this city, led
him to desert his wife and home,
committed suicide with laudanum in
this city late yesterday. Mrs. Tucker
had left 111 ill on account of his insane
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