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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, MAY NUMBER 451 ' 12 1903 Population is Estimated at Nearly Pour Million. IOWA STATE FEDERATION OF LABOR Forest Fires Devastating Several Towns In Pennsylvania. New York, May 1.2 Statistics com piled by the board of health shows that the population of the city of New York is increasing at a remarkably rapid rate. The births reported In Man hattan Borough alone during the first four months of the present year were 2,uv0 In excess of those reported In the same period last year. In 1900 tne total number of births In the city was 1,721 and the birth rate In each thous and of population was 23.72. Last year the births were 85,643 and the rate 23.68. The city has also gained enormously by foreign immigration. Taking all things Into consideration, the board of health has estimated that the population of the city has grown from 3,437.202 at the time of the last federal census In 1900 to 3.732,390 at present. Iowa Federation of Labor. Davenport, Iowa, May 12. Accredit ed delegates from every part of the state filled the hall when the eleventh annual convention of the Iowa State Federation of Labor wai called to or der by President Arthur H. Holder, of Dea Moines. In his annual address the president congratulated the con tention upon the marvelous strides or ganized labor has made in Iowa of late years and exhorted his bearers to con tinue the work of organization. The growth of the state body was further shown in the figures contained in the annual report of Secretary J. H. Strlef, of Sioux City. The secretary's report showed that during the last twelve months many new charters have been issued. The present membership ex ceeds 45.000, divided among 720 dif ferent unions. FOREST FIRES. Mountain Region of Pennsylvania Swept by Flames. Johnstown, Pa., May 12. Without stopping work for forty hours, exhaust ed and choked with smoke, the lumber men and mountaineers of Cambria, Somerset and West Moreland counties are praying for rain to quench the for est fires that have been raging for a week. By almost superhuman efforts of the inhabitants and with the aid of fire companies from Altoona and Johnstown, the villages and mills at Dunlo, V'intondale and Twin Rocks have been saved. Guards surround the Couemaugh power plant at Seward to prevent the flames reaching that es tablishment. Towns In Danger. latrobe, Pa., May 12 The most des tructive forest fire. In years is sweep- Ing the ridge and threatening the des . tructlon of Waterford and l-aughlins-town. A large force is fighting the fire. Russia Getting Good. "Pekln, May 12. The Russia! charge, M. Plancon, has given reas surances regarding Manchuria. H has issued an official notice that all Manchuria is open to foreign travel and adds that passports are no longer necessary. BEING INVESTIGATED. Important Witness Before the St. Louis Grand Jury. St. Louis. May 12. Former Senator I W. Lyons of Kansas City, author of the anti-alum law, was a witness be fore the St. Louis grand Jury for more than an hour today, and after being excused as a witness was. taken to a rrlvate room, where he was held for the grand Jury. It is believed that Lyons Is standing on his "constitution al rights" in refusing to give testimony that might iuci imiuate himself, and the grand jury wishes him to tell some facts that he has failed to tell. . Texas Bankers. heniian, Tex., May 12. The Texas Bankers' association met here today and listened to the reading of a num ber of papers and letters from promi nent bankers in other states. One let ter was from ex-Secretary Treasurer Gage, who discussed the question "Is A GREAT CITY the Money Supply of the Unit Steles Sufficient" He expressed gru iv iht whether it will be adequate in volume and has a clear conviction that it is not economical in value. He argued for credit or asset currency, giving many reasons why such currency would be best., Another letter from James B. Fogan of Chicago advocated the same currency. Ex-Comptroller Davis also urged the passage of some provision for tn elastic currency. The commissioners of Sandoval county held a meeting yesterday. Fred Otero was appointed sheriff and he has appointed Tomas Werner as dep uty. The Democrat was made official paper of that county. HELD UP INO ROBBED. Belen Toughs Rob Two Men of Their Money. VICTIMS WALKED TO THIS CITY. , Pavld Zufelt, : a.' -good-lookrng old gentleman of sixty-five summers, came into Albuquerque yesterday af ternoon from Belen, foot sore, tired and hungry. Zufelt, who lives in Santa Ke with his wife, has been at work on the San ta Fe cut-off near Belen at track work for the Blanchard Brothers. He drew on Sunday $35, all the money he had in the world, and bought a ticket for this city. A companion laborer also drew $45 and bought a ticket for this city. Just after sundown between the store and the depot, four natives held them up and relieved them of every cent and their tickets. Two of the na tives covered them with revolvers and the other two went through them. They were threatened with Instant death' If they made a move, and, being taken completely unawares, they were unable to offer any resistance what ever. Zufelt, who Is a poor hard-working man, feels his loss keenly, and takes it very hard. He had written to his wife that he was coming home. If he does not find some kind friend today to loan him the necessary money to take him to Santa Fe he will leave for that place on fcot. MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE Alpheus Hampe Offers to Plead Guilty to the Charge. Tlerra Axarllla. May 12. Hampe's plea of guilty to murder in the second degree was accepted this morning and he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Arrangements have teen completed whereby Alpheus Hampe will plead guilty to the charge of murder In the second degree when his case Is called for trial at Tlerra Amarllla. The case was docketed for to-day and the plea has probably been entered by this time. Hampe was indicted at the March term of the district court for Santa Fe county for the murder of Ep itaclo Gallegos, jailer of the Santa Fe county Jail, January 19, 1903, and was granted a change of venue to Rio Ar riba county, j'ese To"js, lli:nR's partner in crime, was executed in this city on April 3, he having entered a plea of guilty to a charge of murder iu the first degree at the March term of court. Sheriff II. C. Klnsell and Deputy C. C. Closson and C. R. Huber left for Tlerra Amarllla Friday morn ing with Hampe In custody. Just prior to his departure Hampe announced his willingness to plead guilty to a charge of murder In the second degree. Judge John R. McFie, the presiding judge of this, the first Judicial district, signified his willingness Friday to .ac cept the second degree plea, and as this was satisfactory to counsel for Hampe, witnesses here were wired not to go to Tlerra Amarllla. Sheriff Kin sell and deputies were not expected to arrive in Tierra Aniarilla until some time Sunday, but there is no doubt that the arrangement made by Hampe's at torneys wil be perfectly satisfactory to him. He will be sentenced to life imprisonment. When Interviewed last Thursday ev ening by a representatibe of the New Mexican, Hampe stated several times that If he was convicted he wanted his interviewer to call again as he wanted to make a statement. Whether or not he will make that statement under the existing circumstances remains to be seen, but if he had a confession to make it Is hardly probable that he will do so now, as that would Jeopardise his chances of ever obtaining a pardon in after years. Santa New Mexican. LOCAL PARAGRAPHS. Read The Citizen and get the news correct. Another good game of base ball on Sunday at the fair grounds. T. A. Harlow of Santa Fe is in the metropolis today on business. The Citizen Is late today on account of a break in the electric power. Harmony lodge, No. 17. I. O. O. F.. meet thiB evening in Odd Fellows' hall The Retail Clerks' Union will hold a meeting tonight at Knights of Pyth ias hall. Judge B. S. Baker is expected to re turn the first week in June from his visit In Omaha. Hon. M. R. Otero, register of the land office ot Santa Fe, Is spending the week here with his family. Low Schoenecker won the mocking bird which was raffled off by Mrs. Nat Greene. Ticket No. 6 drew It. Mrs. M. J. Gunsul of Cripple Creek is In the city on a visit to her sons. Maynard and Leonard Gunsul. The Rio Grande Woolen company has received sixteen power sewing ma chines for their tailoring department. Miss E. D. Lyon was a passenger for Redlands, Cal.. last night, after visiting friends in this city tor some time. D. T. Reynolds and wife of Cripple Creek, Colo., are in the city today, coming In last night from southern California. While here they are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Gunsul. TRAVELING IN STYLE. Officials and Stockholders of Mining Companies Here This Morning. VISITED MIKES NEAR PRESCOTT. The Merchants' Mining company and the Bonanza Gold Mining company, their officials, stockholders, wives and many sweethearts arrived in this city at 11 o'clock this morning on a special train made up of the following Pull man coaches: Ben Ahin, Corslcan, Malvasia, Paso Robles; diner, No. 1400 and observation car Riviera. They came in from the west, where the party have been inspecting the mines and mining properties of the two companies, which are located in Yava pai county, Arizona, and wlthlng a few miles of Prescott. The special train left Chicago on Tuesday evening, May 5, and on the trip going passed through Albuquerque on the afternoon of Thursday, May 7, traveling just behind the limited trains and passing through the country at the same rate of speed. The train remained here until 1:30 thiB afterpoon; will reach Kansas City on tomorrow afternoon at 5, and at home the starting city on the morn ing of Thursday, May 14. The officers of the Merchants' Min ing company are: E. Block, president and treasurer; Morris Goldwater, vice president; E. B. Moden, secretary; W. H. Bradrick, agent; B. H. Gray, super intendent. The officers of the Briganza compa ny are: Thos. II. Cannon, president; W. F. Gookin, vice president; W. H. Bradrick, treasurer; J. R. Heffernan, secretary. J. C. Rankin, who is the financier of the companies, has charge of the train. Mr. Rankin is an old miner and pros pector, and was In Albuquerque twenty odd years ago, when he sent supplies from this city to the Copper City dis trict in the Naclmlento country. The stockholders of the two compa nles are scattered all over the country, but Chicago, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, St, Paul. Omaha and Kansas Citly fur nishes the largest number of stock holders. During the stay of the train Manager Swltzer and assistants showed the party through the Harvey curio and museum. MANYJTRIKES Violence Resumed in the City of New York. RAILROAD STRIKE IN ALABAMA Waiters of Kansas City Hold City in Their Grip. BOSTON WOOL MARKET New York. May 12. Strike vio- X lence wan resumed In Brooklyn today. " Peter Voedzker, foreman In the Meyer ft Anson Iron works, who refused to go on strike when the others quit, was set upon by three men while on bis way to work, was badly cut and rendered unconscious. A Brooklyn carpenter who had been warned to quit, was knocked down with a hammer while on his way to work. One contractor bad 400 men at work in the places of strikers on the upper west side section of the subway In Manhattan today. There were more policemen than laborers guarding the subway. They had one clash with Italian strikers and quickly routed X them. Iron Moulders Strike. Erie, Pa., May 12. At a special meeting last evening, attended by 600 moulders it was unanimously ordered that a strike be inaugurated today. Six of the largest shops in the city are affected and It Is expected that the trouble will extend to several others before night. . : Strike In Alabama. Mobile. Ala.. May 12. The ultimat um issued by General Manager Clark to the effect that all striking employes must return to work this morning or their places would be. filled, failed of effect here, as none of the men return ed. J. J. Anderson, of West Point, Miss., head brakeman of the freight train which arrived last night, claims that he was shot at three times as the train passed through Whistler, five miles north of Mobile. Anderson Is a non union man. Waiters Strike. Kansas City, Mo., May 12. A new feature in tue waiters' strike in this city is the refusal of bakery drivers to deliver goods to non-union restaurants. The order will affect every member of the Restaurant Men's Protective as sociation of which there are forty eight. May Arbitrate. Denver, May 12 There is no change in local labor situation today, but a feeling that arbitration would be ac cepted by both slues Is spreading. A KILLED AND HANGED. Apatacio Crespin Foully Dealt With at Corrales. MATTER BEIN6 INVESTIGATED. This morning word came from Corrales, Sandoval county, that a man was found hanged there this N morning. Thomas S. Hubbell, sheriff, W. T. McCreight of The Citizen and others took teams and went to V the scene of the tr&eeriv. and hv telephone this paper Is given the following farts of the case: Apatacio Crespin, manager of E. A. Mier.i's fruit ranch, was bung early this morning. His wife says that he left the house at 4 o'clock this morning to irri- gate, and when breakfast was ready be fail 'd to return, and she went in Bearch for him. The body was found hanging in the wine cellar, and the Indications are that he was hung by enemies. Suspicion rri-ts on two or three parties residing near by, but no arrests have been, made. The Justice of the p-aA) is expected some time this afternoon, when an Inquest wil held. It Is Crespin was i taken to the thought here (hat first killed nnd t ri wine cellar a.vl h g. WfcNN;vNj committee representing the various unions whose members are on strike went Into session shortly before noon and will discuss plans to settle the controversy. Pickets were withdrawn this morning, but will be replaced this afternoon. Strike In Omaha. j Omaha, May 12. There was a ma terial increase In number of wagons running today. Deputy sheriffs accom panied tne wagons, but no attempt was made to molest the drivers. At a meeting today of the laundry propriet ors It was decided to open the laun dries on Thursday. For the strikers It was given out that the fight would be carried to the extreme and that the other union men, perhaps the barbers and street car employes, may be asked to strike In sympathy. Boston Wool Market. Boston, May 12. The wool market shows better general business for last week than it has in some time but a slight weakness In prices Is noted. Territory wools have been in good de mand. Fine staple secured. 52 43; fine, 50 53; fine medium, 47048; me dium, 4345. Navy Appointment. Last year Delegate Rodey, on tlie recommendation of nearly every prom tnent person In the territory, without reference to politics, appointed young Glassford to the Annapolis academy The newspapers abused the delegate for so doing, and contended he ought to have a competitive examination to determine who was entitled to it. This year he did do that, and in all the Rio Grande valley, from Las Cru ces to the Colorado line, there was but one boy who took the examination. Unl less the Pecos valley comes In with others it will be a case like the boy who got to the head of his class In school lecause all the other students stayed out for a day. However, If the boy . who did take the examination passed a good one, It may he all right. In any event, he will nave 10 stana sn examination on June 16 at Annapolis. Mrs. M. R. Otero Is 111 at her res I dence on West Marquette avenue. LODGE ENTERTAINMENT. Enjoyable Meeting of Ancient Order of United Workmen. 0R6ANIZER BURTON PRESENT. The A. O. U. W. hall on South Sec ond street last evening was the Mecca of all members of that Influential and beneficial order that does so much for humanity, the Ancient Order ot United Workmen. Supreme Organizer J. A. Burton was there, too, and that made the meeting all the more enjoyable. Ten new members were taken Into the order last evening, and this with the members that have recently Joined makes the local organization the strongest In New Mexico and Arizona. This order is very strong in the east and in New England, and numbers among Its members the most Influen tial men In the state and nation. Supreme Organizer Burton, who If doing efficient work for the order, was treated to a pleasant surprise at the close of the exercises by being present ed a fine gold headed cane. Brother C. B. Hawley made the fol lowing presentation speech: Master Workmen and Brethren: You have delegated me to a duty to per form which has both pleasant and un pleasant features. The pleasant ones are to show our friend and brother, J. E. Burton, that we apreclate the ef forts he has put forth to build up and ! mtlke Benefit lodge the champ! n lodge in the New Mexico part of this Juris diction. He came among us about six weeks ago, a total stranger, unherald ed and unsung. During that time he has worked among us with all ihe en ergy which he has possessed to help build up Benefit lodge No. 2. We don't like to flatter Brother Burton, think ing perhaps It might make him vain, but we must make all due allowances for him and take Inlo consideration the fact that if 11 is only a short time be left the wilds of Kansas and came to this blessed land of sunshine. If I should attempt to enumerate all the good things he has done since he came among us, It would be an endless task and make us wish before we bad fin ished that we had not attempted It. The unpleasant features are that you (Continued on page eight.) GRAND DAY IN SAN FRANCISCO President Roosevelt Great Reception. RA IL WA Y CONDUCTORS IN CONVENTION Indiana Grand Army of the Republic Holding Annual Encampment. San Francisco. May 12. President Roosevelt left San Jose at 8:30 this morning on his way to this city. A half hour's ride through orchards and fields brought the train to Palo Alto, the site of the Leland Stanford, Jr., university. Here the president visit ed the university and delivered a brief address. Shortly before 12:40 o'clock the presidential party reached Burllngame, the picturesque home of the Counl try club, where a stop was made for luncheon. After a rest under the trees and a stroll about the grounds, the Journey was resumed. Mllbrae, San Bruno and South San Francisco In succession were passed and at 2:25 p. m. promptly on time, the train BOARD OF EDUCATION. Officers Elected and Important Bus! , . ness Transacted. STANDIN6 COMMITTEES. The board Of education met Ifcit evening with President R. W. Hop kins at the helm and the following trustees on deck: Messrs. Newman, Alger, Pratt, Keen and Isherwood. President Hopkins was honored with a re-election and so was vice rresi dent F. G. Pratt. Attorney M. E. Hlckey was elected clerk of the board to succeed Mr. Hunt. Professor A. B. Stroup was again elected to be su perintendent cf the city public schools. He has given satisfaction In the ef ficlent way which he has conducted the management of the schools for the past year, and deserves to be re-elect ted. President Horklns appointed the following standing committees: Fi nance Pratt, Newman; teachers Keen, Alger; building Dodd, Isher wood; rules, regulation, course ot study Alger, Newman; libraryNew man and one to be appointed; supplies Isherwood nnd one to be appointed The matter of selecting a trustee for the third ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation and removal of Charles Gates Ward to Las Vegas, was laid over until the next meeting. The appointment of teachers will either be made at a special meeting htls month or at the first regular meet ing to be held in June. Some minor matters were attended to and the board adjourned. Brought Home. New York. May 12. The body of Miss Ramsey, daughter of President Ramsey of the Wabash railway, who died In Cairo, Egypt, on April 7, ar rived here today on the steamer Hill tarn. LOCAL PARAGRAPHS. J. B. Archuleta, school superintend ent and County Clerk O. P. Hovey of Sandoval county are In the city today on business. The Non-Sectarian Benevolent so ciety will hold a meeting at F. W. Clancey's office tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. This city will hold appropriate mem orial services on May SO. The veterans of the civil war are working on the program of services. R. W. Ripley and wife of Chicago are registered at the Alvarado. Mr. Ripley Is the oldest son of President Ripley of the Santa Fe system. The Oerman ladles will give an af ternoon coffee at the residence of Mrs. E. Reuner, 220 West Silver avenue, Wednesday afternoon. All are invited. Postal souvenir cards of Albuquer que are now Jjelng sold by the station ers. The latest carry pictures of the Commercial club and Alvarado hotel. Any persons having bills against the Knights of Pythias lodge of this city should send the same to E. I). Fluke, K. of R. and 8., who will pay the same monthly, reached the city. The arrival was an nounced by a presidential salute fired by the naval reserve. The party was met by the citizens' executive commit tee, whose president, M. H. De Young, greeted President Roosevelt la a speech, to which the president made a brief response, expressing his gratifica tion at having reached the metropolis of the Pacific. The president and party were then escorted to carriage and took part In a parade. The sky was cloudless and probably 200,040 people were on the streets through, which the presidential party passed. On Van Ness avenue the president's carriage halted while the parade pasa- ed In review, while the people cheered and innumerable flags were waved. Immediately after the review tha president will participate In the dedi catory exercises of the Young Men's Christian Association building. In tha evening he will be the guest of honor at a banquet tendered by the cltltens of San Francisco, for which elaborata preparations have been made. Roosevalt at tan Jose. . San Jose, Cal., May 12. President Roosevelt passed the night at Camp bell, In order to avoid the noise at (ha depot in ihis city. He arose refreshed, and ate a hearty breakfast.-' The train arrfved here at 8:30 this morning. There was a large crowd of people at the depot and as the train pulled ont for Palo Alto the president stood on the platform and waved his bands. CONVENTION OF CONDUCTORS. Annual Meeting of the National Order In Pittsburg. Pittsburg, Pa., May 12. The twen- ty nlnth biennial convention of the or der of Railway Conductors, which was formally opened here today with Grand Master E. E. Clark presiding. Is the largest gathering In point of at tendance in the history of the organi zation. The delegates number mora than 2,000 and represent among then all the principal railroads of tha United States, Canada and Mexico. The opening session was devoted to addresses of welcome, appointment of committees and other work ot a pre liminary nature. At the succeeding sessions a great deal of business of Isa portance to members of the order win be transacted. Boston, Buffalo, Salt Lake and several other cities are bid ding for the next convention, and tha contest promises to be a spirited on before the final selection Is made. Many of the delegates are accompan ied by their wives and families. INDIANA VETERANS. Annual Meeting of the State Grand Army of the Republic. Anderson, Ind., May 12. Andersoa was given over to the Grand Army to day. Fully 10,000 visitors are In tha city and the annual encampment. De partment of Indiana, Grand Army ot the Republic, It is already assured, will be one of the most largely attended and successful events of the kind ev er held in the state. Though the big parade does not take place until to morrow there was enough In the way of meetings and public entertainment to keep the veterans busy today. En campment politics is at the boiling point. Three leading candidates for department commander G. W. Grubbs of Martinsville. R. P. Finney of New Albany and I B. McDonald of Colum bia City are conducting spirited cam paigns and in addition there Is a con test for the office of adjutant generaL South Bend and Fort Wayne are ea gaged in a strong fight for the encamp rnen of 1904. Will Re Here Friday. Members of the Kansas City Com mercial club left Kansas City at S o'clock this afternoon on a special train for a trip through the southwest. They will arrive here on Friday morn ing, where they will meet the promU nent farmers of the Rio Grande valley and the merchants of the city. Thera will be something doing when they get here, and a lively time around the do pot is assured. Every one will get a souvenir who meets these enterpris ing gentlemen fioiu Kansas City.