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light; collier Friday.
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WE GET THE NEWS FIRST"
ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17. 1907.
ILLINOIS CENTRAL CONTROL NOT
SETTLED AT TODAY'S MEETING
STANDARD OIL'S SPY
SYSTEM HAS BEEN .
Shows orncers wnere .o
Had Secreted Stolen Goods.
All of Which Are
With a Companion He Was Ar
rested Early This Morning Under
Suspicion But Says Other
Man Is Not Implicated
George El well, who says lie came
here from Fort Worth, Texas, and
who, with & companion who frlves
the name of Corey, was arrested this
morning at tfTl early hour on suspic
ion of being the men who robbed
Yanow'a pawn shop, the Xew York
saloon and the Manhattan saloon
last night, this afternoon admitted
to Chief McMlllin and Lieut. Ken
nedy that he was the robber, and
he took the two otilcers to room 9 In
the Southern hotel. where they
found the sixteen guns, a number of
razors, knives, cigars, and other ar
ticles of that sort. Including a email
watch. About half of the money
stolen from the two saloons was re
covered from Elwell.
ElweH's ..companion declares that
lie was not Implicated In the affair,
but the police believe he was and
will hold him for the present at
(The finding of the utolen goods
and the confession of Elwell were
due to the careful "sweating" pro
cess through which Chief McMlllin
and Lieut. Kennedy put him today.
He tells enough to show that he
lhad a companion.
The two men were arrested by Of
ficer Hlghtoargaln this morning. He
had a 'hard fight with them but final
ly, with the aid of Officer Rossi, suc
ceeded in locking them up . He
thought they might be guilty and
Xor that reason made the arrest.
How Ho Did It.
Elwell told the officers that he
spotted the' Yanow pawn shop and
the two saloons during the day and
made plans for entering them late
at night. He used paper on the
glass windows for the purpose of
breaking the sound and says that
ro one paid any attention to him
while lie performed the work.
After securing the ' goods he took
them to his room at the Southern
and secreted them where the officers
this afternoon found them.
,P. Zito, owner of the New York
saloon, this afternoon Identified a
revolver, a watch, some cigars and
other property taken from his sa
loon. H. Yanow also identified the prop
erty from his pawn shop and the
proprietor of the Manhattan bar will
e given an opportunity to pick out
what belongs to him this evening.
Elwell stated that he had been in
the city ibut a short time, and said
he had no fixed place of residence,
having traveled considerably. He Is
a small man. somewhat rough ap
ipearing and "has the look of a trav
NO ONE INJURED IN
COAL MINE FIRE
Monongahela City, Pa., Oct. 17.
1A small tire last night in Ellsworth
mine No. 1 southwest of here caus
ed a report that a serious explosion
occurred. The fire was quickly con
trolled and as all the miners had
left the mine, no one was injured.
AXOTHF-K SHOCK WAS
Washington, D. C, Oct. 17. An
other earthquake shook of much less
violence than that of yesterday was
recorded at the weather bureau
shortly after 6 a. m., today.
'IX) l ltKi: HOY AMI
Kansas City, Oct. 17. George Smt
lfv. the 17-year-nld boy w-ho yester
day shot and killed lis mother, Mrs.
Lizzie Shulfer In an attempt to save
her from a burglar with whom fhe
was grappling, was still being detain
ed bv the police this morning. It was
Mated, however, that the boy would
be formally arrested for the shoot
ing and probably would be released
soon. The police are looking for Lieo
Shulfer, the woman's second husband
from whom she was separated. Mrs.
Shulfer Is wild to have told neighbor.-
that she lived In deadly fear of
IS FOUND DEAD
Chicago, Oct. 17. David Redfield
Proctor. Kl years of age, a cousin of
I'nited States .Senator Kedtleld Proc
tor of Vermont, was found dead yes
terday In u cheap lodging house at
11S South Clark street. He had been
in .-traitfhteued circumstances for
several years, although he made a
fortune from the sale of royalties on
an Invention which he patented In
the early '7s, a device which ar
rested and extinguished the sparks
from the funnels of locomotives to
prevent the kindling of prairie fires,
by passing trains.
WHOLE MEXICAN FAMILY
KILLED BY YAQUI
Party Ambushed as They
Rode Near Their Home
In Broad Day.
THEIR BODIES WERE
Douglas, Ariz., Oct., 17. Juan
Luna, a prominent Mexican rancher
of the Torres neighborhood In Old
Mexico, with his whole family, con
sisting of his wife and three children,
were murdered by a band of Yaqui
Indians, to whom some offense had
been given,' Wednesday afternoon.
Luna with his family was driving
along the road near his home when
the band pounced on him and killed
the party with the exception of two
laborers who fled for help.
The road skirts the railroad track
In that vicinity and the engineer of
a passenger train a half hour after
the murder, saw the bodies and
stopped the train. The bodies were
taken on the train to Torres. All
were terribly mutilated.
The Indians appeared suddenly
from ambush and at the first fire the
ranchman, Luna, who strove heroic
ally to defend his family was killed.
His wife was also killed in the first
volley. The servants panic-stricken,
made a wild endeavor to gain their
freedom, leaving the children alone
to their fate.
Two of the servants, who were
mounted on speedy horses, succeeded
In breaking through the Yaqul lines
and reached Torres where they gave
the news of the attack. The other
two servants were killed.
The two daughters of the ranch
man had met death In a horrible
manner. The youngest, who was a
mere child, was found with her
throat cut from ear to ear, while her
sister who was several years older
was found with her skull crushed In.
It appears that in some manner
Luna had given offense to the Ya
quls, probably by refusing to furnish
them with food or ammunition, and
he knew, according to his friends,
that his life was in danger, but did
not believe the Indians would attack
him in daylight, hence he was riding
with no unusual guard.
BE CLOSED DOWN
Chas. M. Schwab Says Frisco
Plant Has Lost Many
San Francisco. Oct. 17. Charles
M. Schwab arrived here last night. "I
come," he said, "to determine wheth
er I shall continue to operate the
Union Iron works or close them down
for good. There is no truth In the
statement that the sale of the works
to the government is contemplated.
We have lost uioney continually dur
ing the three years we have owned
the plant. On our last contracts for
three warships we lost two million
dollars. We have keen hampered by
a scarcity of labor and by industrial
Schwab refused to state whether
or not he proposed to ' prepare to
dock any warships out of the battle
ship fleet when that fleet arrives from
the Atlantic, though he stated that
the government could use the com
pany's docks if It needed them.
IXIXTF.I) M ISSIOVAH V
BISHOP Ol' WYOMING.
Richmond. Va., Oct. 17. The
house of bishops of the Protestant
Episcopal churc-h today elected Itev.
Frederick Foulke Reese, 1. D., of
Christ school. Nashville, Tenn., as
bishop of the missionary district or
KTCYVKS.VNT FISH, OXK OF
THE FKW ItAIIiKOAD MUX
HAVE O.MXED THE PUBLIC OON-
"THE LIQUID FLOW OF
MONEY HAS BEEN
Harrlman Tells Why Finan
cial Stringency Has Been
WILL BE SAFER AND
Chicago, 111., Oct. 17. "Money is
like liquid. The moment you place
an obstruction In front of It, it
causes a dimunltlon of the flow."
This Is one of the new financial
aphorisms to which Edward H. Har
rlman, who came to Chicago to bat
tle with Sluyveaant Fish, gave ut
terance when asked to express his
Ideas upon the future of the coun
-"'This obstruction," continued the
Napoleon of the railway world, "has
been placed In front of the liquid
stream of money and has already
caushed a serious check In its flow.
This obstruction Is the apprehension
which runs like prairie fire through
the land and has permeated the
minds of the people. This apprehen
sion has been caused partially If not
entirely by the agitation against cor
porations in general and railroads In
RYAN WILL RETIRE
Will Quit Voluntarily But
Will Still Aid In Solv
New York, Oct. 17. Thomas F.
Ryan, one of the chief figures in the
local traction field, is to retire from
further participation in traction af
fairs, according to statements pub
lished yesterday. Recent conferences
between Ryan and August Belmont,
presumably regarding the pending
investigation of traction affairs by
the public service commission, gave
rise to reports of Ryan's retirement.
He will retire voluntarily, it Is said,
and will lend as far as he Is able
to the solution of-the problem the
traction managers are facing.
Neither Ryan or Belmont would
discuss Ryan's proposed retirement
today, though Ryan admitted that
he might soon quit the active life
which he has been leading in trac
tion affairs. He stated that he need
ed a rest and proposed to get out
of all active work as soon as possi
ble. AMALGAMATED DECLARES
1 PER CENT
New York, Oct. 17. The Amalga
mated Copper company today de
clared a quarterly dividend of one
per cent, a compared with two per
cent at Hie last previous quarter.
This makes the annual rate 4 per
cent as compared with 8 per cent
the previous year.
TAFT WILL NOT
Manila, P. I.. Oct. 17. Secretary
Taft was entertained at luncheon to
day by Major Oeneral Leonard Wood,
commander of the military division
of the Philippine. This afternoon
and evening he atended receptions.
Taft Is not inclined to discuss the
Philippine issues until after the offi
cial banquet, to be given him Mon
day night, when he will outline the
future policy of the government to
wards the islands.
Proxy Committed Not Able to
Complete Its Report
Despite Alt Night
He Disputed Certain Statement of
Big Ex-President of Railroad
And Almost Received a
Trouncing For His Un
Chicago, Oct. 17. When the an
nual meeting of the Illinois Central
stockholders reconvened today it
was evident that the chances for a
vote on the new directors today were
very small. The proxy committee,
which had worked the greater part
of the night, had gone through let
ters "A" and "B" and gotten a little
way Into "C. After some discussion
of a "show-down" proposition by the
Harrlman forces. In which they pro
posed that all conflicting proxies be
thrown out, and which was objected
to by Fish, an adjournment was tak
en until a o clock tms afternoon.
Fish Scores Pealxxly.
At yesterday's meeting of the Illi
nois central directors, Charles A.
Ptabody, president of the Mutual
Life Insurance company, disputed a
statement of Stuyvepant Fish on a
certain matter. Fish shouted, "Mr.
Peahody, you c art ncc talk to me like
that, nor is there a man flvlng with
Inches enough to tell me that I do
not tell the truth."
As Fish, with cheeks aflame, was
striding from the room, Peabody be
gan to apologise and a member of
the board, called after Fish that Pea
body waa apologizing ana was sorry
for what he had said.
"I have not the slightest Interest
as to what l'eabody Is or is not sorry
for," shouted Fish, "and he can go
Peabody collapsed in a chair, and
Edward H. Harrlman, who had been
watching the proceedings with am
usement, said, "Never mind him, Mr.
Peabody, let him go and we can get
down to business."
Immediately utter President Hara
hau had called the meeting to order
with three raps of his gavel yester
day afternoon, Mr. Cromwell arose
"I am informed by the members
of the committee on proxies, that
they have been unable to finish their
work and are not prepared to report
for several hours. I therefore move
that an adjournment be taken until
8:30 o'clock tonight."
Instantly James A. Patten was on
his feet. Mr. Patten Is a large man
whose appearance and manner sug
gest that he is entirely capable of
caring for himself in any kind of a
fight. He objected strongly to the
"I move to amend the motion by
making the hour 9 o'clock tomorrow
morning. There are many stockhold
ers who live outside the city and for
whom It is Inconvenient to attend a
night meeting. I want to transact
the business of this meeting, and I
Intend to do so, but I want to sleep
lawyer Tiirinxl Down.
Mr. Cromwell arose, courteous in
"I would call the attention of the
stockholders," he said, "to the fact
that this is a business meeting for
the conduct of Important affairs. I
regret if any stockholders should be
put to Inconvenience, but this is a
case where we should attend to busi
ness without considering our com
fort too closely. I therefore insist
upon the adoption of my motion."
"I desire," said Mr. Patten, with an
aggre.-slve manner and In warlike
tones, "to call the attention of the
meeting to the fact that when the
night session Is over the lawyers can
take a cab and reach their hotels in
five minutes, while ?he stockholders
who live out of town cannot do It,
without taking a much longer time.
This meeting is a meeting of Illi
nois Central stockholders, and Is be
ing run by the stockholders, and not
for the convenience of a few attor
neys from New York City. I Insist
upon my amendment and ask that a
vote be taken."
All Votcxi Aye.
Mr. Cromwell called for the ayes
and noes. The chorus of "ayes" was
so strong that he did not Insirt upon
a vote on the ncg.r.lve side, Haying
with a smile:
"I guess that vote is sufficiently
emphatic to satisfy even u lawyer;
the meeting is adjourned until 9
o'clock tomorrow morning."
lioth sides are still apparently con
fident of the result. Mr. Fish said
"I have great hopes but we cannot
tell as yet."
Mr. Harrlman declared: "I cannot
pretlict the result of Ihe meeting, but
it may he said it will be a clean cut
tight. If we fall to vote enough stock
to control the meeting, the Issue will
be up to the courts."
Klitail by I tilling "Tree.
St. Joseph. Mo., Oct. 17. James
Monroe was killed by s railing tree
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Edward II. Harrinian, a World
France Is Suffering Both Loss
of Life and Property
From The Con
GREAT DISTRESS FELT
Whole Town Washed Away But
Most of Inhabitants Escaped
To Hills-Survivors Living
On Roofs and Other
Paris, France, Oct. 17. Dispatch
es from the center and south of
France today confirm the first re
ports of the destruction caused by
floods. The rivers Loire, Ithone and
Saone and their, tributaries are rag
ing torrents. In hundreds of cities
and towns there is two to ten feet
of water in the streets. Great dis
tress has resulted. Itailroad traffic
Is utterly disorganized. The storm
center is now moving seaward.
Whole districts have been devas
tated by the floods, which came in
most respects too suddenly for the
people to make preparation to save
their stock and supplies. and in
many Instances whole families were
drowned. The exact number of
dead Is not known, owing to the wide
district covered by the floods and the
fact that there Is little communica
tion, all wires being down.
IHIJioult Hellof Work.
The government, aided by private
parties and subscriptions, has under
taken an organized relief work, hut
owing to the fact that water still
covers practically the whole of south
France along all the rivers and
smaller streams, no railroad traffic
can be handled and even wagon
roads are out of commission. Steam
ers from all available points have
been pressed Into service and the
work of carrying provisions into the
devastated districts Is now under
Many of this Inhabitants of the
flooded sections have been brought
to higher points in the republic. The
floods this year covered ground and
reached heights that have never been
considered in the least danger.
I tu ureas Washed Away.
It was stated this afternoon that
the town of Hanreas, with a popula
tion of about 5,000, situated on the
Rhone, is entirely gone, the rush of
waters having totally destroyed the
place and washed every vestige of
Other reports of gTeat damage are
coming In but details are lacking.
The loss of life, however, consider
ing the extensive property loss, is not
great, since most of the Inhabitants
of lianreas and other towns which
are In the flooded districts were able
to reach spots of safety.
Living In Upper Stories.
In the flood region, most of the
people who remained after the stage
of water became dangerous, are liv
ing in the second and third stories
of houses or in roughly Improvised
tents or other shelters on the roofs.
The solidity of construction of their
houses in moet Instances renders this
means of living safe.
WILL BE PINCHED
Kansas City. Mo., Oct. 17. I'n
usual tactics are, it Is stated, to be
employed here in the attempt to
close the local theatres on Sundays
by the arrest on Saturday morning
of every actor and actress then in
the city, wtio may have played here
In an alleged violation of the law
against working on Sunday. This
would involve several hundred per
sons on the boards In sixteen theatres
large and small, in Kansas City.
lVnious Figure In Transportation
Helnze & Company of New
York Suspend Because of
Suspension Not Due to Slump In
Market But Wholly to Fact
That Firm Bought Too
Heavily In Certain
New York, Oct. 17. The suspen
sion of into Helnze and Company,
was announced on the stock ex
change late this afternoon.
F. Augustus Helnze resigned the
presidency of the Mercantile Bank
New York, Oct. 17. F. August
Helnze. president of the United Cop
per company, a crisis In whose af
fairs as reached on the exchange
yesterday, said today that he is con
sidering the question of resigning the
presidency of the Mercantile (Nation
al bank of this city.
"The troubles of the United Cop
per company," said F. Augustus
Helnze. "are Internal and were
brought about by a difference be
tween certain interests. I have much
to do at this time in bringing about
a settlement of affairs and there is
nothing more I can say at this time."
Otto Helnze and Co., made the
following statement at the opening
of the stock exchange today: "Arthur
P. Helnze is no longer a member of
the firm of Otto Helnze & Co."
Will Pay DobU.
"The firm feels itself perfectly
solvent and will pay all its Just and
legal obligations in full. The firm,
however, refuses to pay obligations
which It does not consider legal or
Just until a proper adjustlcatlon of
the matter has been made. Rather
than submit to such unjust demands
It prefers to permit itself tempor
arily to be suspended from the priv
ileges of the stock exchange."
The sentiment on Wall street to
day was divided between a feeling
of relief that the situation created
by the United Copper manipulation
had been cleared up, and a nervous
ness lest the failure of Oros-Flee-berg.
brokers for Helnze, might have
an unfavorable effect generally.
That firms claims that its inability
to meet its obligations was due to
the purchase of United Copper made
for Dtto Helnze & Co., but not ac
cepted by the linn. It has brought
the name of F. Augustus Helnze In
to Wall street comment.
Although he has denied that he Is
Interested 111 the firm of Otto Helnze
& Co., F. Augustus Helnze, president
of the United Copper company has
been a prominent feature in New
York financial circles since the set
tlement of his long drawn out liti
gation with the Amalgamated Cop
It is understood that he received
a large sum In cash as part settle
ment and he soon afterwards became
president of the Mercantile National
bank, one of the large financial In
stitutions of the city.
Itlilgcly for lro4ldt'iit.
l'ite last night there was a con
ference on the situation and after
wards it was rumored that Helnze
agreed to reslgo the bank's presi
dency today, and that he would be
succeeded by William It. Rldgely.
comptroller of the currency. Rldge
ly. however, denied that he had ac
cepted the presidency. but Helnze
said today that he was considering
llidgely as his successor.
Unite Itunk tiimetf.
Helena, Mont., Oct. 17. A spec
ial from liutte states that because
of the suspension of what are known
as the Helnze brokerage firms in New
(Continued on Pugo Five)
Statistical Department Keeps
Record of Every Barrel
Produced In All Parts
AIDJfl OIL TRUST
Transportation Companies Made
Possible Successful Outcome of
Rate Wars Big Loans Still
Baffle Prosecutor Kellogg
And His Assistants.
!ew York. Oct. 17. While hunt
ing for some solution of the mys
terious loans, aggregating many mil
lions of dollars, made by two of the
Standard Oil company's subsidiary
concerns, Frank B. Kellogg, the gov
ernment's counsel, in Its suit against
the Standard, unexpectedly uncov
ered a department of which little
has been known. This department la
known as the statistical department
and Includes one of the most perfect
spy systems in the world. Through
It the Standard Oil company has for
year kept tab on every gallon of oil
sold In the world, has kept a record
of every can, barrel or tank ear load,
which has been taken from the oil
fields by competitors and has traced
the oil to market, learning each
charge incurred and the final selling
In perfecting this service, Mr.'
Kellogg has learned that the rail
roads of the United States have fur
nished valuable aid to the Standard,
and, in fact, have made .possible the
successful outcome of rate wars for
the Standard Oil company of New
Jersey , and its many subconcerna.
Iioana Still a ruzzlo. ,
While the government's counsel de
veloped more than he expected con
cerning the operation of the spy sys
tem, he was wholly disappointed in
his effort to learn why enormous
loans were made to P. 8. Trainor,
James McDonald and "outside Inter
ests." .Mr. Kellogg has cortle to be
lieve that the officers and employes
of the Standard Oil company are
studiously concealing from him the
significance of those loans, for al
ways, when he questions concerning;
them, the answer Is the same. No
one yet summoned to appear as a
witness in the suit has been able to
tell why the loans were made. They
have even disclaimed knowledge of
the identity of those persons includ
ed in outside Interests to whom, the
Standard Oil of New York loaned
$32,000,000 least year.
To Adjourn Friday.
Mr. Kellogg announced today that
there will be an adojurnment of the
hearings In this city on Friday for a
month or more.
aiampton O. Westcott, vice presi
dent of the Standard Oil company of
Kentucky, waa asked to ive in de
tail the transactions his company had
with Independent selling companies
In the southern territory, by which
the Independents were secretly
bought up by the Standard's eubcom
pany, yet allowed to continue doing
business under the guise of independ
ents. Mr. Westcott mentioned a dozen
companies in which his company
had acquired an Interest, (but which
had continued doing a professedly
Independent business for several
years after that arrangement. In no
instance, he said, did the Standard
of Kentucky advertise the fact that
it had acquired the smaller com
panies. California Record Iiuractl.
When H. M. Tilford, president of
the Continental Oil company, a
Standard subsidiary company of
California, was asked Tor further
particulars about the selling of oil in
the pacific coast field, he could not
remember whether or not the Stand
ard had contracts with the Union Oil
company, an independent producing
concern of California, by virtue of
which the independent was to give
up all manufacturing of oil products
in exchange for the purchase of its
crude oil. He was asked to produce
tne original contracts with the Union
Oil company, but said that all the
records of the California branch of
the Standard company were burned
In the San Francisco fire. An alleg
ed copy of one of these contracts ap
pear in the government's bill.
AT ST. LOUIS TODAY
tst. Iuls, Mo., Oct. 17. Haloon
flights are scheduled to be made this
afternoon. The flights will be or
distance and no attempt will be
made to race. The aeronauts In
tend to remain up all night if the
weather conditions permit. The
weather Is fair and Ideal for the
New York, Oct. 17. The Boston
and Montana Consolidated Mining
company today declared a quarterly
dividend of tl a share and an extra
dividend of It. This compares with
the quarterly dividend of fi and $10
extra, declared three months ago.
Hunter SI lot.
Muskegon. Mich., Oct. 17. Charles
Hill was killed near here today while