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No. 9 2 a. m.
Denver, Col., August 28
Local showers tonight and
: WE GET THJED NEWS FIRST
ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO. WEDNESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 28. 1907.
piiiiia nnroAnimo mo.
DELIRIOUS ENGINEER WAS TELEGRAPH OFFICE
oniiiH rnLTHMiui run
Wider Scope Than Heretofore
Being Embraced In Her
Efforts to Attain
FEAR OF JAPANESE
Spending Million Dollars For
Paper Mill Establishing Foreign
Language Schools and Other
wise Extending Scope of
Her Educational Policy.
Shanghai, China. August 2S. Ni
one appreciates better, the fact that
Jxpan wants China, than Joes the
Chinese government and It Is now
taking steps to keep the Japanese
back from the old gate through which
the Island emperor would so much
like to send his troops and which,
the Chinese believe, will be the object
of attack should opportunity ever of
fer. China, however. Is educating her
army in modern methods and today
she has one of the best drilled bodies
of men on the eastern hemisphere.
She Is not alone spending money,
.however, for armament and drills, but
for the education of her people In
every line, thus preparing them to
understand the situation to better ad
vantage. Million For I'mxr Mill.
Consul General J. W. Ragsdale of
Tientsin furnished the following In
teresting news showing the modern
development of China:
"The president of the tu-chih pu
(board of finance) has obtained per
mission to spend 1,200.001) taels (tael,
80 cents) for the establishment of the
proposed government paper mill at
Tung-chu and the printing office at
Ching-ho, in the west of Peking.
Taotals Cheng, Ching-tao and Liu
Shihklen have been appointed direc
tors of these two establishments, re
pectively, with full powers to engage
foreign experts, purchase machinery,
and do all other matters with a view
to enable them to perform their
duties without hindrance or Interfer
ence. Taotals Cheng was educated in
the United States and was one of the
32 successful candidates who passed
an examination before His Excellen
cy Tang Thaopi, in Peking, obtain
ing the Chin Shlh literary degree for
Foreign I-angunjrc Schools.
"The retiring Tartar general of
Klrin, central Manchuria, has memor
ialized the throne in regard to the
establishment of a foreign-language
school at Klrin for training Chinese
students to learn foreign languages
and literature for government ap
pointment in future. The proposed
school s to he divided Into five class
es, namely, English, French, German,
Russian and Japanese, while the num.
ber of students for each class is to be
limited to 20 men, who are between
18 and 25 years of age and descend
ants of respectable families. Tho
teachers are to be engaged- from flvo
countries named, through the medium
of the Chinese ministers at London,
Paris. Berlin, St. Petersburg and
Tokyo, respectively, after imperial
sanction has been received by the
memorialists. The annual expendi
ture for the maintenance of this
school is to be about Su.uoo taels.
"In view of the good success of
the Tiensln Shih-tze Chu. or self-government
otUce. in this city, establish
ed by Viceroy Yuan Shlhkai in th?
winter of 1906 for the purpose of mak
ing preparation towards the introduc
tion of the promised constitutional
government Into China, the Peking
government has issued instructions
to the governor of Shun-tien, advis
ing him to lose no time In establish
ing similar offices in the various dis
tricts under his jurisdiction, after the
methods of Viceroy Yuan here. Thus
nv. Fel Wei-yen has dispatched an
official to Tientsin to make personal
Investigations in the local self-government
office and copy its existing
ruleH for limitation In Peking and be
yond. "At a recent conference among o
number of officials, gentry and mer
chants in Peking, ponvened with the
object of concerting measures for the
redemption of t lie Peking-H ankow
railway, it was decided to procure a
Ibig loan from certain Belgians who
are acting as agents of various Eu
IAFT IS DUE III
Kansas City, Mo, August 2S.
(secretary Taft this morning resumed
bis Journey westward departing on
the 10:10 i'nion Pacific train for
lienver. The .-ecrptary secured a good
rest last night and after breakfast
Was iliiven over tile city In an auto
In company with Mayor Beardsley
and United States Senator Warner.
I1 nun tile ride lie party went direct
ly to the I'nion station, where Taft
was nut by a crowd of people that
Hied all available spare. He was"
che-red as he passed through tile!
narrow lane of people to the train. I
from which he bowed adieu and a
fe.i moments later the -tjrt for tlK
v. e-t . as m. i le. i
Plead. Not Guilty of Murder.
Trinidad. Colo.. August -i. Fran
cis, 'of ionzales, charged with the mur
der of t'elotis L'J.-ero and fa.. iniiii
Gomez at inma plaza ten d iy ;u
today entered a piea of not guilty in
the district court. Attorneys Cha.-o,,
and Fi.nUs were appointed to de
Jury Declares That They Used
United States Malls for
THEY MAY APPLY FOR
HEW TRIAL SEPT. 12
Both Prosecution and Defense
Flay Each Other's Expert Wit
nesses Llnderman and
Two Du Bolses Get
Share of Comment.
Denver. Colo. August 28 The jury
in the federal court here last night
returned a verdict in the Lost
Spanlfh Bullion Mines case. On
the two counts charging fraudulent
misuse of the malls the defendants
were all found guilty, two, however,
being recommended for clemency. On
the other count, charging conspiracy
to defraud by the use of the mails,
all but two of the defendants were
found guilty. The defendants are:
C. L. Blackman.A. E. Knaebels. R.
C. Hunt. Arthur Levan, I). H. Law
rence, D. P. Perkins and Edward
Scbben. all of Denver; W. B. Camer
on, of Boulder, Colo. ,and George 3.
Dubois and Lee Dubois, of Silver City
Plnkus and Hunt, while found
guilty on the first two counts, were
recommended for clemency, and they
were both acquitted on the second
charge. The court granted the de
fendants until September 12 to apply
for a new trial.
The arguments yesterday were
stirring in the extreme and the court
room was crowded.
As to Llnderman
"As to Llnderman, we are com
pelled to ask the question: Is he an
Idiot or is he a rascal? I think it
was an insult to the court to have
such a man give such evidence as he
gave, saying that this cave was worth
120,000,000, not counting 31,000,000
tons of low grade ore."
Very Impolitely, although In a very
dispassionate tone, Assistant United
States District Attorney Ernest
Knaebel dlsmisseo. as unworthy-of
consideration the testimony of Prof.
Llnderman, mining expert and au
thority. Knaebel opened the argu
ment for the government In the Lost
Spanish Bullion Mines case yester
day. He was followed by Ralph Talbot
for the defense. C. W. Franklin
made the main address in behalf of
the Indicted promoters and District
Attorney Bone closed for the prose
cution. Xii Ore Krotn Mino us Kvldence
Mr. Knaebel In his argument call
ed attention to the fact that the de
fense had not offered to bring any
ore from the "mine" and produce It
In court as evidence that it was real
ly a mine.
"Now, If I were Indicted on such
a charge." he said, "and I believed I
had a mine, I would send down there
and bring up a whole carload of ore
and show It right here In court, with
the assay returns, if they really had
any valuable ore In their property,
why didn't they produce some of It.'
That is what I would do If I wanted
to prove my innocence and I think
that any of you would do the same.
That seems to me to be the surest
method of procedure In such a case,
and the simplest."
This line of argument brought Mr.
Talbot again, and for the last time
in this case, Into conflict with the
court. He took exception to Mr.
Knaebel's statements and said that
he had wanted to offer some ore in
evidence but that Mr. Knaebel had
himself objected and had been sus
tained by the court. The objection
had been made on the ground that
the ore was obtained since the Inves
tigation had been started and that,
at the time the promoters were sell
ing the stock, they had not reached
the depth at which those particular
samples were found.
Culled Talliot Down
"Mr. Talbot, you must not lead the
jury to think that the court would
not let you olTer in evidence any pro
duce that would prove you had a
mine," said the court. "If you had
shipped any ore and gotten valuable
returns, you would certainly have
been allowed to show it.
"In fact, I will now permit you to
show that you have shipped any ore
and obtained any returns from It. if
you can do si, the case will be re
opened and you shall have opportun
ity. That objection was sustained
because the ore you offered to pro
duce was obtained since this investi
gation was started and because it
was stuff that you hud not discovered
at the time you began to sell the
"1 shall consider this in my In
structions to tile jury."
Counsel for the defense did not
a1, ail lliemseU c- of tbe court's offer
to re-open the case for the offering
of ore fr nil the "mine" us evidence.
Mr. Knaebel's argument consisted
lii. fiy of a resume of some of the
princip:'! p o!:.:s in the evidence, Its
reference to George and Lee Pu Hois
w. s t v. n more .-.c.iiliing than his
opinion ,f prof, l.inderman.
"I would rather pass over both the
I'u Boh.es if possible." he .said, "but
I can't, l am compelled to make
s one ref -rence to ihe-e persons w h
get up in court and caimly acknowl
edge that they have perjured them
selves. Scores Two l)n Hold's
"That they have perjured them
selves is obvious. The question for
you to determine is when they did so,
whether it was in signing tiio'
sAoin statements or heie l:i court, ! i
saying that they were signed under
"Welf-confessed perjurors either
way you decide, what faith can you
have In their word?"
Kalph Talbot replied specifically
to this, hinting broadly that Post
office Inspectors Macomic and Rlddi
ford could not help being carried
away by their zeal In Investigating
the case and their anxiety to secure
a conviction against the promoters.
"If It is true that Riddlford and
Macomic have so overcome human
nature," he said, "If they have so
completely disassociated. themselves
from any feeling in this case, and If
those three statements signed by old
man Du Bois were true aiid were
freely and voluntarily made without
duress or threats, then what was the
use of dogging the old man from
room to room in this building, smug
gling him out through the basement
and dragging him off to a room In
the Shirley hotel where he was
watched all night? What' was the ue
of all this If he had made those
statements of his own free will?"
As for the minutes of the com
pany and' the reports of directors'
meetings at which Arthur Levan was
the only one present, although all the
directors signed, Mr. Talbot said that
such procedure was not only general
In Colorado but perfectly legal.
"The evidence shows that the di
rectors met amongst each other al
though not formally organized as a
meeting." he said. "They simply saw
each other and agreed that certain
actions should be taken by the board.
They then communicated this one by
one to the secretary, who extended
their actions on the looks. The di
rectors then called at the office at
their convenience and signed the
minutes. Such minutes are perfectly
legal and proper and no Imputation
of guilt can be drawn from these
facts, as the court will Instruct you."
Mr. Talbot arrayed the list of gov
ernment witnesses who Baid that the
Lost Bullion property was a cave
against his own who said that it. was
a mine and declared that the men
who testified for the defense were
Just as numerous and worthy of
credence as those for the prosecu
tion. "It Isn't necessary for me to speak
for Prof. Llnderman," he said, "his
record speaks for Itself. Haven't we
lived here as neighbors? Has he not
been amongst Us 25 years? And yet
Mr. Knaebe'l calls him an Ini'becile."
HORSE INTO A GAR
El Paso, August 2. A frightened
horse running at full speed, ridden
by Miss Addie Simmons, a society
leader of this city, dashed 'Into the
front end of a street car last night,
the animal being instantly killed,
while Miss Simmons, in a shower of
broken glass, was thrown into the
car. She alighted In the lap of a pas.
senger, who was knocked from his
seat and the two fell to the ground.
The inotormaii was knocked down by
the young woman's body and the
brake broken so that the car dashed
madly along for a block until he
grasped the trolley and pulled It from
Miss Simmons was picked up and
found to lie only badly bruised and
lut. The passenger who fell into the
strict with her was slightly hurt.
UP HIS VACATION
N'ew York. August 28. The con- i
il t' mi of ex-Pre.-i lent Cleveland, w ho
II I! been suffering fiom acute hull- i
gesiion at his bom- in Princeton '
during the summer. Is said to show i
some Improvement. lie has gueiil
up his customary summer vacation
in .-vew i ta in psnii e, ami Alls. I.leve
lind. with t lie i r children, returned
to Princeton ye. ierda.
SIGHT OF POLICEMAN'S
STAR CAUSED HIS
Awakened Suddenly by - Of
ficer. He Admits Having
HAS BEEN DODGlXGo-
FOR PAST TWO YEARS
Chicago, August 28. The old say
ing that murder will out,
came true. In an unusual way last
night when Policeman Frank Walsh
awakened a man who was asleep in
a doorway at the Illinois hospital.
The man opened his eyes, saw the
policeman's star, and leaping to his
feet, cried out, "You want me for
murder. You are a policeman."
Then he started to run but the po
liceman captured him.
At the station he broke down and
confessed that he Is Charles F.
Murbage, wanted In llreenleaf, S. C
with a man named W. H. Hawiey,
for the murder of a negro named
tlus Tanner two years ago. He said
Hawiey so far has escaped arrest and
that he had been a fugitive for two
Order Him Held
Columbia, S. C, August 28. Gov
ernor Ansel's Mcretary has wired
Chief Shlppey of Chicago to hold
Burbage pending an investigation of
Inquiry here has elicited tne fact
that a killing took place at (Ireen
leaf two years ago, two white men,
Burbage and Hawiey, becoming In
volved in a row with the negro, Ous
Tanner, which finally resulted In
Tanner being beaten and shot to
death. There has never been any
great effort made to apprehend eith
er of the two men and It Is prob
able that Burbage might never have
been arrested had ho not divulged
11 YEAR OLD BOY
Fairmont, W. Va.. August 28.
Chaiie-. the 11 -year-old son of Con
stable M. M. Lawson. committed sui
cide at his home at Wlnfield today
by shooting himself. The boy bade
ms moiner gooii nye and walked !
away but nothing was thought of it.;
A little later a report of a gun was !
heard near the house and upon rush- j
ing out of doors, Mrs. Lawson found j
her son with hiH head almost blown i
off. No cuu-e for the suicide i-
SON FATALLY COT BY
BIS 01 FATHER
Mascoutuh, lil., August 2s. J,hn
(isi.r. Jr.. aged S3, died early today
from stab wounds alleged to havi
been inflicted by his own father. John
Osier, aged tio, wlio is now undei
arrest. Inning a quarrel last nigh;
closely pursued by his father, who
between tile eider ter and his wife,
tile aou went l his mother's defense.
This i enraged the father that they
got into a struggle and young Oslo-
W.i stabbed. lie lied from the house
( la.-e'.y pursued liv his father, who
is a edlpple. Despite bis lumncss.
the father foio.ved the sou at such
a raie of speed tint the latter final. y
co I la psed.
SOCORRO NIGHT AGENT
- CAUGHT ROBBING
Dwlght Frazler. Arrested In
Act. Pleads Guilty to
MANY COMPLAINTS OF
THAT NATURE MADE
Socorro, N. M., August 2S. (Spoe
lal.) With a skeleton key In one
hand and holding the lid of a trunk
in the other, Dwlght Frazler, night
ojierator at the local Santa Fe sta
tion, was caught red handed this
morning robbing trunks left at the
station to be checked. Santa Fe de
tectives made the capture. Frazler
plead guilty to the charge of larceny
this morning before a Justice of the
i peace and is confined in the Socorro
county jail awaiting trial.
For some time past, the Santa Fe
has been receiving complaints from
Iieople checking trunks at Socorro
that their trunks had been opened
and valuablhs taken from them, Fra
zler, w ho was the only person around
the station at night, was suspected.
A watch was secreted In the bag
gage room of the depot and shortly
after midnight the thief appeared
armed with a lantern and a bunch
of keys. Picking out the most pros
perous looking trunk from those In
the baggage room, Frazler unstrapped
It and began trying keys In the lock,
with the result that the lock came
open. He was then arrested.
he Was Cleaning Electric
Light When Current
Chicago, III., August 28. L. If.
I ' li ter, sou of Krigadier Ueneral W.
H. Carter, of Chicago, head of the
department of the lakes of the Unit
ed States army, was killed instantly
last night by a remarkable electric
shock sustained In the dairy room
of tlie University of Illinois at Cham
paign, where the young man was a
The victim had been working dur
ing the summer months in the agrl
cultuial department of the university
in order to gel some practical ex
perience as is customary in Industrial
schooling. He bail been set at the
task of cleiiilng and polishing the
combination electric and gas chan
delier banging from the ceiling in the
universpy dairy. He had been work
ing voine time w lien C. IJ. Potter, a
fellow student In un adjoining room,
beard a piercing scream. He rushed
into tile dairy but Carter was stone
Carter had been standing on a
smali Matioiiery engine while reach
ing the chandelier. The engine was
fastened to the concrete floor with
bolt .J;ieii through tne floor and
this completed the circuit of th
e'ectil ;ty through his body.
Howard Coleman Mysterious
ly Missing From His Sick
Bed Is Object
HE HAS BEEN GONE
SINGE MONDAY NIGHT
' i- "
Friends at Mountalnalr Have
Scoured That Section But
Have Little Hope of
Mountalnalr, X. M., August 28.
fSMTlal.) Howard Coleman, a
young engineer who' formerly worked
on the Eastern Hallway of New
Mexico, with S. A. McCoy, near
Vaughn, but who came to his home
near here last Friday, sick, left his
room Monday night while in a de
mented condition and wandered
away. Thus far searching parties
have been unable to find him and It
is almost certain that he has perish
ed In the mountains. His mother,
who resides In Davenport, la., has
been notified by wire of his disap
pearance. Coleman, though a young man,
was an expert engineer, and he wus
one of McCoy's favorite men. He had
been employed on the Eastern Hall
way of N'ew Mexico, or Helen cut-off
as it Is more commonly known for
some time, and was well known all
along the line. Of late weeks he had
been working near Vaughn, and was
noted as one of the steadiest men on
While he wns working at various
points along the cut-off he has re
tained his residence at Mountalnalr,
which is at the top of the Abo pass,
and famed for Its excellent climate
and the beauty for Its scenery.
Suddenly 1 1 taipcarpl
Last Friday, after having suffered
with , illness for some days, though
he kept at work, Coleman notified
his employers that he was too 111 to
work and he Immediately came to
his home here.
His condition became gradually
worse until Monday night. A nurse
who was in charge of the patient
that night, stepped out of the room
for a moment. On his return, he
found that Coleman had left his bed
and a search of the house failed to
show any sign of the sick man. He
had been delirious at times, and as
none of his clothing was missing. It
became apparent that he had left the
house In a moment of delirium.
Searching Parties I'nMiipocNNfiil
As soon as It was discovered that
he was missing, an alarm was given
and within a short time a number
of men began a search for Coleman,
which up to the present time has
The searchers have Visited every
part of the mountain and canyons
near here, and carefully gone over
every possible place where a. man
might lie hidden, but not a trace of
the missing man, further than a foot
print made by a bare foot near the
north end of the town, has been dis
covered. WuUiiniiiii Saw Figure
A watchman on some machinery
In the cut-off yards here saw a
figure flit past him Monday night a
short time after Coleman had disap
peared, but before he could locate
the movement a second time, the
figure was lost to view. He believes
that It was t.'oleman, who, when he
left his room, as far as Is known,
wore nothing except his night cloth
ing. The search will be kept up until It
Is positively known that the young
man Is dead, or until he Is found
alive, though scarcely anyone now
expects to find him alive, as his con
dition at the time of his disappear
ance was such that the exposure
would undoubtedly have killed him.
GIRL VANISHES FROM
BUGGY IN STORM
N'ew York, August 28. Miss Agnes
Maguire, a teacher in the Brooklyn
public schools, and her cousin, Chas.
Maguire, of Hover. N'. J., were riding
in a buggy along the shore of Lake
Hopatcong, Monday evening. when
they were overtaken by a violent
They hurried to a cottage
as camp "Look Whose Here
the young man left his cousin alone
behind the storm flaps of the buggy
while lie hastened into the cottage to
get u suit case. When he returned
within five minutes Miss Maguire
was not In the buggy.
For thirty-six hours a hundred
campers along the shores of the lake
have searched for her. and not a
trace of the missing woman have
Tho woman had given up her
school In Brooklyn last February be
cause he was near a breakdown.
Her nerves were still weak when she
went to visii fur uncle, Bernard Ma
guire, In liover. last Thursday. When
the sudden thunderstorm overtook
her cousin and herself Monday night
she was terrified by the flashes of
Brother of Kisit lcad.
1'tica. N. Y.. August 2v Oren
Boot, brother of Secretary of Slate
Kliliu Boot and professor of mathe
matics and natural sciences at Ham
ilton for twenty-seven ears. succeed
ing his father, is dead at his houu
In Clinton, axed Hit years. He had
been 111 for about a year with cur
b o-is of tlie liver.
Arkansas City Western Un!c
Outfit Totally Destroyed.
President Small Says AH Reports
From Every Source Are En
couraging and That Men
Will Win Their
Arkansas City, Kas., August 28.
The local office of the Western Union
Telegraph company, together with
all Instruments, office records and
furniture, was destroyed by fire ear
ly today. The building was saved.
The fire Is believed to have been In
cendiary. The union telegraphers are ablins;
In a search for the Incendiary. They
are not openly charged with the
crime, and only a few people insinu
ate that they caused the fire, direct
ly or Indirectly.
No IH.scxHimglng Ilcort
N'ew York, August 28. President
S. J. Small of the striking telegraph
ers is carrying on an active campaign
from his quarters at the Astor house
He is In touch with the strike situ
ation In Chicago, Washington, St.
Louis, Kansas City, Cleveland, Bos
ton and other centers, and from not
one source was there a discouraging
In Bplte of the continued state
ments of Western Union and Postal
officials that their business is running
nearly as well as usual, the average
citizen who tries to use the -telegraph
finds a decidedly different situation.
Complaints are pouring into the un
ion headquarters from business men.
who threaten suits against the com
panies for non-delivery of telegrams.
' Proopects) Blight -
"Prospects were never brighter" for
a successful issue of the strike," said
Mr. Small., "The companies are In
worse shape today than they have
been at any time since the men walk
ed out. We have agents within ear
shot of every high official of the two
companies una we know exactly
what the conditions are.
"it Is positively known that the
Portal companies planned to pull off
a stampede yesterday mornlg. They
failed utterly and the double line ot
pickets which we threw around their
main office here had nothing to do.
Men Am Collapsing
"The strikebreakers are on the
verge of collapse. They have been
employed night and day and the !
mands on them are more than any
human being can stand for more
than two weeks. In the Western
Union office chief operators and oth
er officials are working the keys In
an effort to keep up a pretense of
currying on business.
"The Western Union abolished the
double pay system commencing yes
terday. One-half of the force work
ing here last week failed to report
after they had received their pay on
Mr. Small snld he met Federal
Commissioner Nelll In Chicago, but
that the meeting was purely social
and the strike was not discussed. He
added that the union was amply pre
pared to support the strikers for two
months If necessary: also that the
executive board of the Federation of
Labor would In a day or two take up
the matter of the federation's rela
tion to the strike.
Oolden, Colo., August 28. Royee
Allen, a H-yeur-old boy, was fatally
shot this morning by Lawrence Wil
liams, a Denver boy here on a visit.
"NO CITIZEN HAS EVER
Thinks Next Congress Must
Act Right or Ruin
N'ew York. August 2S. Speaker
Jo.-eph O. Cannon. who was the
guest of Congressman Joseph C. Sib
ley on a cruise through the Thous
and Islands, Is quoted by an Alexand
er Bay corespondent of the Herald
as saying in reply to questions re
girding his piiM-ible candidacy for
"I have not been personally asked
to accept the nomination. N'o citi
zen has ever declined It or will ever.
1 would rather contribute to making
the next session of congress a suc
cess so that my party will deserve
and win success in l!nS, than to
have the presidency tendered me on
a golden salvor, if congress does not
act wisely at the next session, there
will not be much need for election
of delegates to tlie next national
convention of the republican par
MOBOCCW M l.l'W Isi
PHOB BI.Y ASS A.sslX TK1.
London, August 2S. V correspond
ent of the Tribune at Tangier tele
graphs under reserve a rumor that
Sultan Abdul Azi has been ass.isi
nated in his palace at fez.