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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, MONDAY EVENING. AUbUST 2G. 1907.
LOST SPANISH BULLIu
BETTER TAKE YOUR COAT OFF, BILL1
TAFT DELIVERED THREE BAR ASSOCIATION WAS
io u.uuu.uuu uuitii nn 1
V N 111 uriinn nil
1 UltAlbU UIL
It Will Probably Go to Jury
Tonight or Tomorrow
ON "ESTIMATING VALUE"
He Declares That Wltnessess Can
not Know From Superficial Ex
amination Whether Mine Is
Worth $10,000,000 or
Denver, Colo.. Auk. 26. The fam
ous Lost Spanish Bullion mine case
Is drawing to a close. After two hours
of rebuttal evidence this morning by
the prosecution, the arguments be
gun and there Is every Indication that
the case will go to the Jury tonight,
or nt the latest, tomorrow morning.
With five witnesses to vouch for the
character of E. XV. Sebben. the de
fense closed Its case, and the prose
cution took up the rebuttal.
Judgo Stops "Fstlnmtlim"
Judge Lewis played the hose on
some of the pyrotechnic evidence
submitted by the defense as to the
fabulous value of the Lost Bullion
Spanish "mine." Incidentally the
court showed a competent and prac
tical knowledge of mining and Its pe
culiarities. He talked for ten min
utes on the subject, displaying a fa
miliarity with technical details sel
dom found on the bench.
His speech was a terrible quencher
for the defense, as It alluded specific
ally to some of the statements made
by Professor Linderman. Linderman
Is the strong card that the Indicted
Attorney Franklin had asked XV.
E. Wilson of Boulder what, In his
opinion, was the present and pros
pective value of the property of the
Lost Bullion Spanish Mines company.
Mr. Wilson ya moderate almost to
the point of pessimism, when com
pared with the experts. He said:
"At least $10,000,000."
At this point Julge Lewis Inter
rupted In. his slow distinct drawl:
"Now, Mr. Franklin, you have per
sisted In this line of questioning until
I am compelled to speak to you.
I have grave doubts as to the right
of permitting such testimony to be
given in this case as has been repeat
Mistakes in Making TMimatcg
"You yourself, Mr. Franklin, and
all other residents of Colorado who
have been here for any length of
time at all, and have any knowledge
of mining conditions, know that such
statement are not based on facts but
merely on visionary ideas of the
possible value of the property.
There has been one notable instance
In Colorado where eminent mining
engineers made reports of a certain
property, saying that along the tun
nels, drifts and upraises ore was
blocked out to a fabulous extent. An
English syndicate bought the mine
and found that the estimates were
far In excess of the actual conditions.
"1 do not think this is good testi
mony. Take, for Instance, the state
ment of Professor Linderman that
there are 31.000,000 tons of low
grade ore, which, at a valuation of
something like $1.30, are worth more
"Now it could not possibly be as
certained from a- mere superficial
scratching of the ground, that such
"But, your Honor," pleaded Mr.
Franklin, "we have the drlft, the
stupes and the Inclines In which the
ore actually is."
"Mr. Franklin you know very well
that veins have a tendency to pinch
out both on the strike and on the
raise, " said the court.
On direct examination Wilson gave
much the same testimony that the
other promoters had given, that they
were in good faith and that they act
ually had a mine of large value and
believed that In selling stock to the
public they were giving the public
Us muney's worth.
On cross-examination by Ernest
Knuebel, three damaging admissions
were wrung from Mr. Wilson. He
said that he hid signed all the con
tiacts tor advertising In October and
had then sanctioned the issuance of
the wonderful claims regarding the
"untold millions." Then lie said that
his first visit to the property was not
made until November. He said that
he had told his friends he would not
advise them to Invest until he had
investigated fully and inspected the
"mine." But he admitted that he had
agreed to have the stock put on pub
lic si!e before he mad,? any examina
tion w hutsiit ver.
He also said that he had never
seen the "column of gold ore." from
which the $1.""0 assay was obtained.
He f.t'4 that each time he had gone
down to Silver City the mud and rain
had made ih.it portion of the proper
ty lnu; cessible.
I 'mil iiIoii of Dates
"Then Mr. I'u Bois was wring
when he :. .-t i f I that lie had sliou
e I it to yo'.i I:; January'.'" queried Mr.
Knael.el. . .
That w.if when the prosecution
lihd tile defeiis- on the hip. The
tl.Siei asay. published uinb-r Wil
iii 's s:t,riiat'tri . I'ore the date of No
vember. l;o6. Da Bois siid on the
Hand that he had not shown WIN n:
t'n- p: ie.- from which the sample was
taken until January, l'.oi7. Tin n
cones vv'i;.-on, ho decluvs u idt-r
n.'lli lli.i: he had not seen it at all.
"Pir-a-.-explain how il w.-s t'n it you
and Sir, C.iaicron stepped In ; i settle
the ohiig tt...n to lu Bois which was
Incurred by Mr. Keable uu l not
yofiheir?" ,!.-ked Knaebel.
"1 knv.v th il the money wa legitl-
New Concern Will Control
Over Million Acres of
Best Land In
STANDARD OIL CO.
Proposes to Supply Home Coun
try. South America.. Panama.
South Africa and Europe
With All Products of
Washington, D. C. Aug., 26.
Arrangements have been completed
for the organization of a fifty mil
lion dollar American syndicate which
plans to develop several million acres
of oil lands In Mexico. It Is proposed
not only to supply the Mexican mark
et, but to ship the product to Cen
tral and South America, Europe and
South ' Africa, In competition with
the Standard OH company. A con
cern capitalized at ten million dollars
It Is said, owns approximately on
million acres In the states of Tamau4
lipus. Vera Cruz and San Luis Po
tosl, and It will take over the Mex
ican Petroleum company, limited,
which now operates extensively In
the southern republic.
IlllllHMISO Oil lWXltS
This syndicate and Its scope of op
erations Is to be one of the greatest
that ever entered Mexico and It has
the sanction of President Diaz to fol
low up Us extensive plans. It will
thoroughly develope the oil Industry
of the republic and it will open to
Mexico, a field of operations In the
commercial line that hap heretofore
been practically untouched.
The government surveys show the
tract of oil land to be most extens
ive and the experts who havo exam
ined the region state that no less than
1.000.000 acres of the finest old bear
ing so 11 In existence are open to the
company. Wells now on this property
are producing at large dally rated,
and they are of a character not cal
culated to show the actual extent of
OH For lannma
A field of operations which will
shortly offer extensive possibility to
the new company is the necessity for
fuel which will be caused by the Pan
ama canal. The oil fuel Is admitted
to be better than any other class, es
pecially for freight steamships, and
the establishment of oil selling de
pots at Panama, by this company will
be made as soon as its operations In
Mexico are extensive enough to In
sure a steady supply of oil.
Though the present company, for
many years owners of the land, has
prospected on a fair scale. It has done
nothing, practically, to what w ill now
be done. All the Immense capital of
the new company will be used In de
velopment. The invasion of the Mexican. South
American and European markets by
this company will be looked upon
with alarm by the Standard Oil com
pany, which has practically enjoyed
a monopoly of those fields until this
mutely owing to Mr. Iu Bols and I
wanted to see the matter disposed
of." replied Wilson.
Dll Hols' NMltcmfllt
Q. Didn't you do so Just about
the time you found out that Du Bois
and his son had made damaging
statements about the company?"
A. Well, 1 knew that they had
made those statements."
J. Wasn't that what made you
step In with the land that was used
to pay Du Bois?"
A. No; I knew that It was a law
ful debt and I thought It was only
right that Du Bois should be paid."
Q. At the time the poslofflce
started the investigation, and you
knew that Inspector Macomie was
going down to Silver City to investi
gate the property, did you write Mr.
Levan that you wanted somebody
down there who could shoot?"
A. "I don't rpmember having
written that. I said I needed some
one whom I could trust."
The defense rather surprised the
prosecution by closing its case ho
early. It had been anticipated that
Sebben and Plnkus, the other two
Indicted men would be put on the
stand. However, counsel put on the
character witnesses and announced
that their evidence was all in.
All five men spoke highly of Seb
ben. But. on cross-examination. It
developed that they had had no bus
iness relations with the defendant
and knew him only in a personal
;irrs hk; sli:y
Laiainle, Wjii., Aug. 26. Dr. Elm-
v ooii .Meao, formerly slate engineer j
ana Tiirwarns nier or tne bureau
of Irrigation in the department of
agriculture, has accepted a po-ltlon
as chief of the irrigation Investlga
;ion to.- Australia from the British
government at a salary of $15.0o0 per
ooi:!:oi5 ( i kiiv wii.i.
lll ST. LOl
4 Sl'ltl I'e. N. M.. All'.'.. 26.
Opccinl. ) iov ernor curry to-
day accepted an iuvitiUon to be
a ll'.ell ber of tile pil'ty wli'ah
V. ill eoii.-l-i of ll-.e president of
the l':,ile.l States and tile gover-
iors of t , enty-sev en stales and
territ iries, vv lio will visit the
Deep Witerways' convention at
.St. Louis on CIctoVier 7.
War ttxrcuiry's plat form himhx-Ii
ONE VICTIM OF WRECK
OIES OF HER
Mrs. Arabella Dolley, of Whit
tles Col.. Unable to
Sallda, Colo.. Aug., 26. Mrs. Ara
bella Dolley, aged 68, of Whlttier,
Calif., is dead us the result of In
juries received In the wreck of the
Utah-California express on the Den
ver and Rio Grande railroad at Fern
leaf. 25 miles. west of Salida. Satur
day evening. All the others Injur
ed will recover. An Investigation has
shown that part of the running gear
of the forward locomotive broke,
dropping to the track and derailing
The property loss caused by the
accident will reach far into the
thousands. All traffic was delayed
The Hlo Grande officials are giv
ing out but meager Information con
cerning the wreck and are making a
strenuous effort to minimize the im
portance of the accident. They ad
mit that a dozen persons were injur
ed. The majority of those seriously
hurt were dining car cooks and wait
ers, Bay the Hio Grande officials.
D. C. Davis, a mail clerk of Den
ver, proved the hero of the occasion,
and It was probably due more to his
quick wit and equally quick action
that the wreck did not prove more
disastrous than It did. Davis was
standing near tho cord which con
trolled the emergency brake when he
felt the second engine strike the ties.
He instantly grabbed the rope and
gave It a hard pull, setting every air
brake on the train, which checked Its
New York. August 26. The mar
riage of Kuthrinu Wriyht. daughter
of Luke E. Wright, the retiring am
bassad or to Japan. t Charles Pal
mer, vice president of tile Interna
tional bank of Manila, took place to
day at 'i'oki . They will sail for the
I'niteil States tomorrow in company
with General and .Mrs. Wright.
NEW YORK 10 SELL
New York. August
com pi rol 'er a nnou iieed
will iMVr r y tni'.ein
26. The city
today that he
o New York City bonds at public
sale on Sept. 10. 1'tie bonds will bca; i
4 's per cent lute: est. Tae city va-i
cause of the Inability to sell secuil-l
cause of the Inabality to eil securi- I
on a 4 per cent ba.sU. 1
declared Uiat ho would follow In ItooHevoU' foobttii)-- Xcwu Item.
SLAYERS OF ARMEfilAH
PRIEST ARE III
Men Accused of Putting Body
In Trunk Finally
HUNDREDS OF POLICE
New York. Aug.. 26. Three Ar
menians, Sarkls Ermoylnn, John
Mouradlan and Paul Makislan, want
ed for the murder of Father Kaspar
Vartanlan. have been located. It is
stated today, in Varna, Bulgaria.
They escaped from this country via
Montreal and fled to Marseilles,
eluded the police there and went to
Played Their Victim
The crime for which the three Ar
menians are wanted in New York
was one of the most perplexing In
the history of the police department.
The Hlfalr was evidently the outcome
of the work of some society with
which the Armenians were connected
for they first engaged a room In the
Armenian section of the city. and.
after firmly Ingratiating themselves
in tne goon will or tneir rellow lodg- ,
ers, they finally obtained such a good
fellowship with the priest. Father
Vart inian, that he frequently visited !
Mayi-rs Disappeared I
one day they disappeared and
when their room was entered, a pe- 1
culiar odor from a trunk In one cor
ner caused a police examination, and
the body of the priest was discover-
ed there. The manner of murder
could not be determined, but during !
the mouths since the murder, the
police have used every effort to catch j
the murderers. They believe that the
arrest of the three men In Bulgaria
will prove Uie end of their chase.
The men do not deny their Identity,
as far as Is known here.
FATALLY INJl KDIl IV
ri ;ii,istic lMsprrn
Chicago. 111., Aug., 26. Five men
were stubbed, two of them fatally. In
a riot today over the pugilistic quali
ties of "Tommy" Burns, Frank Con
nors, aged 3x. and Frank Germain,
aged So. will probably die. Janus
Metcalfrt. Thomas J. Finn and Hit-
I nard Meyers were less seriously In
jured. Finn is charged with wielding
i the knife in the riot.
AN ENTIRE TRAIN
Churlotte-ville, Va.. Au;'. 26.
Twriity-one people were injured 4
hut none seriously by the de- ft
railnient of a not I lihound train
on ;lie Southern railway at Bed 6
Hill, nine miles south of here, 4
eiii !y toil.iy. The entire train
exi ept the ei.i-'ir.e and tender. e
tin ned m ct The accident was
caused by a broken rail. The 4
train, fortunately, was running 4
at a moderate speed. 4
MISSOURI FEUD BRINGS
DEATH TO OLD
School District Quarrel. Fol
lewed by Cattle Poison
ing and Death.
OLD TROUBLE HAS
Liberty, Mo., August 26. William
J. Sevier shot and killed Porter Stall
lugs on a street here Just after noon
today. Sevier Is a farmer and stock
raiser In the Walnut Grove nelglvbor
liood and stal lings owned a farm
The killing grew out of an old
quarrel over a school district mat
ter. This quarrel was followed by
the poisoning of fifty of Sevier's cat
tle with Paris green. Sevier believed
Stalling put the poison In the feed
troughs and caused the dtalh of his
cattle. The community wis excited
about the poisoning and one farmer
in the neighborhood received an
anonymous letter warning him to
stop talking about it. That was about
two months ago. The matter de
veloped Into a kind of feud, farmers
taking sides of one or the other.
Sevier was walking down a street
here when Stalling, and his son ar
rived in Liberty. Stalling drove up
behind Sevier, Jumped from his
spring wagon and atlucked him witn
his heavy hickory cane. Sevier grap
pled with StaJUngs and then the sou
of the latter took a hand in the right
to aid his father.
The tight went on several seconds
and llnally Sevier drew his revolver,
lie tired three shots. but Stalling
kept on fighting until so weak that
he fell to the ground from the lot
of blood. He was carried to a yard,
w hern he died. One of the bullets
struck him near the heart, another
In the right side of the breast and
the t ill I'd went wild.
hoot will bi; stko;i:kt
max ix twiuxirr
New York, Aug., 26. Secretary
Knot, who Is at the Muldoun farm
near White Plains, is progressing
finely, according to William Muldoon
who says that he will have the secre
tary back at wan k the "strongest nuin
in President lioosevelt's cabinet" In
two weeks more.
; Wl l.l.M AN l-i (II 1' OX
' III XT lull XOItTll POI.K
! Tromsoe, Norway, Aug., 26. The
i following telegram was received from
Spiueubergen. dated August 23,
"Waller Wellnian ascends today."
, Wellmau Is making a search via
jau airship for the North Pole.
t U.I, lOlt NATIONAL
W.ishli'gton, D. C, Aug., 26. The
comptroller of the currency today is
sue 1 a call for a statement of the
condition of all national banks at the
close of business on August 22.
M'XIl IVS (iVMI.S
Ano-i lean League: At Detroit
Detroit 7. Bo-tin 1.
At Si. Louis First game; St.
' Louis 2. Philadelphia 1. Second gauie.
'. St. Louis 0, Philadelphia 1.
Western league: At Des Moines
I De Moines o, Denver 1.
Began at Joplln This Morning
and Wound up at
TRUSTS AND RATES
His Attitude Concerning Oklaho
ma's New Constitution Subject
of Much Criticism In That
Terrltorv-WllI Speak at
Joplln, Mo., August 26. Secretary
of War Taft was booked to deliver
three speeches In Joplln and vinlclty
today. The secretary reached Joplln
last night, escorted by a committee
of Joplln citizens who went to Okla
homa City to meet him. Although
his arrival here was late, 1,600 peo
ple gathered at the station, and gave
him a warm greeting.
Taft secured a good night's rest
and started the day greatly refresh
ed. He delivered his first speech In
Joplln this morning addressing a
large throng. Ho talked principally
on the trusts and rate legislation.
Later Taft was escorted to Webb City
a mining town near here, where, af
ter luncheon, he delivered his sec
ond speech. Early this afernoon the
party went to Carthage, where Taft
spoke for the third time.
He will return here late this af
ternoon and depart for Springfield,
Taft IH'flnos Issues.
Oklahoma City, Okla., August 26.
There has been much criticism,
most of It favorable, concerning Sec
retary Taft's speech In which ho ad
vocated the voting down of the new
Oklahoma state constitution.
Taft began by defining the Issues
of the Oklahoma and Indian Terri
tory state election as twofold: First,
th " acceptance or- rejection of the
constitution, an V second, the election
of a republican or a democratic Btate
and leglslatire ticket - and .United
States judges. Explaining his atti
tude as that of a republican putting
himself in the place of a citizen of
Oklahoma and advising the republi
cans of Oklahoma in respect of the
wisdom or otherwise of auopting the
constitution, he disclaimed entirely
any authority to speak for the presi
dent on the subject of the validity or
invalidity of the constitution for the
reason that the function which the
president performed was a Judicial
one as to whether the constitution
conformed to the enabling act and
the constitution of the United States.
It was not the function of the presi
dent to reject the constitution merely
because he did not approve its pro
visions from a political standpoint.
Cites an OihIhhIoii.
He commented at length on the
necessity for maintaining the power
of the courts, and condemned the
provision that a Jury trial should In
tel vene between an order of Injunc
tion and punishment for Its aboli
tion. He suld that the writ of In
junction was one of the most bene
ficial writs that a court could have,
and that it was Just as useful in de
fense of the poor as In the defence
of the rich, and with any weaken
ing of It as an instrument for rem
edying wrongs would operate In fav
or of wrongdoers.
Secretary Taft commented on the
heavy expense which ths state would
be subjected to In tho unnecessary
number of otllces, ani e'eo upon thp
severe Impairment of th,! system, of
education by the limitation upon
taxation for educational purposes
which. In tho Indian Territory, as
said by those w ho know, would prob
ably not afford more than two
months' education In a year. The
constitution provided for separate
schools, white and negro, ami yet has
no provision b ytaxutlou for carrying
out any system.
Aurora, Mo., August 26. C. 11.
Weed, aged D5 years, committed sui
cide this afternoon by blowing him
self up with dynamite. Weed wuj
formerly manager of the Boston and
Aurora Mining company. Two years
ago he lost his position. Since that
time he has brooded a great deal
over his position. This afternoon he
secured a stick of dynamite, walked
down the railroad tracks west of
town about a mile, lay down on the
track and exploded the dynamite. His
body was picked up In pieces. Pari
were scattered for a distance of a
quarter of n mile.
COLLIDES WITH TUG
Baltimore. Mil., Aug.. 26 ,
4 The British steamer Barnstable, 4
4 from Port Antonio for B.iltl- 4 I
more, late last niht. ran into j
the tug iSerry. of Wilmington.
4 In the ship channel off Spar- 4
rows Point, M l. Five men are 4
4 reported drowned. The Barn-
4 stable was not damaged. The
4 Oerry had been nt work dredg- 4
4 lug the channel and the men f
4 were returning to Stundjrd on
4 the tug.
4 4 S i i i I i t i 4 ,
Albuquerque Members Loud N-.
In Their Praise of
JUDGE AND MRS. POPE
Officers Elected-Strenuous Trip
In Automobile -Had Water
Melons Cooled With Ar
tesian Water-Next Meet
ing at Santa Fe.
Saturday night the Albuquerque
members of the New Mexico Bar
association who attended the annual
meeting at Koawell returned after a
somewhat strenuous trip. The meet
ing was well attended by the lawyers
of the territory, but the southern
counties were especially well repre
sented. From this city Judge Ira A.
Abbott and daughter, Constance Ab
bott, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. McMillen,
H. B. Kergusson and daughter, Krna,
attended the meeting.
On the journey to Roswell the
party left Torrance to make a moon
light trip by automobiles across the
ninety-mile stretch of country to
their destination. The first half of
this trip was most pleasant, but tho
latter part was crowded with diffi
culties and discomforts. It rained,
and two of the three automobiles
broke down. Half the party had to
wait by the roadside In the rain sev
eral hours until a relief car came to
their rescue. All, however, arrived In
Roswell In time to attend the elabo
rate reception given to the territor
ial bar association by Judge William
H. Pope and Mrs. Pope. This func
tion was exceptionally enjoyable and
was distinguished by the presence of
the most prominent legal lights ot
Now Officer Klccted.
The following are offjeers of the "..
association "elected for the" 'ensulug'-?-year
A. B. MaMillen, of Albuquer
que, president; K, K. Scott, of Kos
well, secretary; Paul A. F. Walter, of
Santa Fe. vice president, for the first
Judicial district; M. E. Hlckey, Albu
querque, vice president, for the sec
ond Judicial district; E. C. Wade, of
Las Cruce; vice president for tha
third Judicial district; Charles Spleas,
of Las Vegas, vice president for the
fourth Judicial distrct; K. B. Brlce,
of Carlsbad, vice president for the
fifth Judlclul district, and George B.
Barbour, vice president for the glxta
KoMufll Cluirmliur IoMte
The Albuquerque members are en
thusiastic In praise of the royal hos
pitality accorded them by the Ros
well people. They were driven In
automobiles about the city and sur
rounding country and entertained
bountifully at every step. Attorney
H. B. Kergusson said In speaking of
IN von Vnlley lMxjH'rous.
"There are more automobiles In
Roswell In proportion to the number
of the Inhabitants than there are In
Chicago. It seems' that everybody in
Roswell who Is not already rich Is in
the process of becoming so. Certain
ly we were entertained in a manner
which completely battled our expecta
tions. The number of beautiful pri
vate estates In the vicinity of the
city of Roswell points clearly to tne
fact that the Roswell country Is on
the high tide of prosperity. At the
Country club we were regally enter
tained and In a grove back of the
club house we participated In a real
old-fashioned southern barbecue. At
this there were stacks of watermel
ons on which streams of cold ar
tesian water were kept playing until
the melons were ready to eat. Such
bountiful provision can scarcely be
rivaled and it Is Impossible to express
In words the appreciation we feel
toward our kindly hosts In that pros
perous southern city."
The most notable social event of
the bur association meeting was the
banquet given on Wednesday even
ing at the Grand Central hotel. The
feast was given by the New .Mitrj
Bar association and the Chaves
County Par association in honor of
the members of those two organiza
tions and the members of the Pecua
Valley Press association. Tor the oc
casion the hotel dining room was
beautifully decora'ted with lliwera,
the table arranged In the form of a
Maltese cross and loaded with cut
glass, siivel and boquels.
C. R. price, of Carlsbad, was the
toastinaster. Attorney H. B. Ker
gusson, who was scheduled to re
spond to the toast, "Our Associati u,"
was 111 und unable to attend the ban
quet and Ju.lge William II. Pope. f
the fifih jui; cial district, resivir.dd
ill his pla. e and gave a brief .vit.
of the association and its work In
the twent.' years of its organization.
'1 he crouii' if speech of ;lie banquet
was that by Samuel H. Cowan, of
Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Cowan ha
a national reputation us an anti-rail-road
attorney and was recently sum
moned to Washington by President
Roosevelt for u personal conference
on that subject. Mr. Cowan made a
splendid address on the subject. "The
Pr isecutor." In which he presented
his Ideas on railroad regulation and
other matters of Importance.
Judge Abixxt SMikc.
Judge Ira A. Abbott r-st.oM.I- i
tin- toast of "The Been and Bar of New
Mexico," and was listened to vviia in
terest and appreciation as he eulogis
ed the members Individually and
A. B. Reiiehan. president of the
association was given the suljc.l,
(Contiiiifd on IViki? l'oi:r.)