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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 2: 1903 NUMBER 461 A TOR Half a Dozen Dead and In jured the Result. THE "MARK TWAIN" FAMILY IS SICK ratal Explosion on Town Destroyed by Fire. Pittsburg. Pa.. May 22. One man and three women were killed, and five or six injured, tonight at 1026 Fifth avenue, in a building occupied by a dancing academy. The breaking of a wire cable caused the elevator cage to drop fifty feet. The dead are so badly disfigured that Identification was impossible up to midnight. On the body of one of the Tictlms was found a rail road ticket bearing the name of "Catherine Curtln.' A Few of the Particulars. Pittsburg, May 23. It was almost noon before all the victims of last night's frightful elevator accident at the Donnelly building during the Electro-Mechanical Institute ball last night were identified. The accident was caused by the breaking of the wire cable, causing the cage to drop fifty feet. There were thirteen people in the elevator at the time. The dead are: Miss Mamie Curtin, aged 18 years; Miss Susie Flannigan. aged 19 years; Raydeu P. Flohr, aged 28 years, and Miss Nellie C, Sweeney, aged 16 years. Every person In the elevator was cut and bruised but with the exception of an unidentified man, who is un conscious at tao hospital, all are ex pected to recover. The coroners jury met In the court room morgue building this morning and rigid Investigation was at once started. "MARK TWAIN." He, With Family, Are All Under Phys Ician'a Care. New York, May 23. Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), who, with his wife and two (laughters, Is 111 at his residence at Riverton on the Hudson 6ld: "I hope to be out in a few days. My wife is slightly improved. Miss Clara is better, although stil! seriously ill. ;aiiss jeuu is convalescent ana is auie to enjoy short drives." Mrs. Clemens has been emleiiiig from neivous pros tration since last August; Mr. Clemens has severe attack of bronchitis, and two daughters are ill with measules. STEAMSHIP EXPLOSION. Destroyed Saloon and Killed a Few Passengers. Quebec, May 23. The steamship Coban of the Black Diamond line from Sydney, C. B., for Montreal, which passed inward off Matane light yester day, signaled that an explosion of gaa occurred on board which comi'lete1 -destroyed the ealoon and blew up the poop deck. Three Iron beams were also broken in the lower deck. A waiter was killed and two steerage passengers are missing, and It is thought they were thrown overboard by the explosion FATE OF COLORADO TOWN. -.By (fcendiarles Town of Altman Was ' Practically Destroyed. G.lpple Creek, May 23. The town of Altman, located at Apex and Hill streets, the highest Incorporated city in the United States, was practically wiped out by incendiary fire early this morning. The loss will reach at least $75,000. Insurance not more than $10,000. Five persons have been ar rested charged with starting the fire. The entire business section and most residences are in ruins. Fire broke out in the Altman hotel, and, assisted by a stiff wind, made a clean sweep. Fire plugs had been tampered with and water could not be obtained for an hour after the fire was discovered. Large quantities of dynamite were used, but had little effect in staying the flames History Club Elects Officers. The Albuquerque History club met last evening and elected these officers for the ensuing year: President, A. B. MeMlllen; vice president. Dr. P. O. Cornish; secretary. Prof. A. B. Stroup; treasurer, Dr. J. H. Wroth. 7N meet ing was the last one before the sum-lr-.er vacation, and was a very enjoy able one. The next meeting will be held In October, when a printed program for ELEVA ACCIDENT Steamship Colorado the season will be furnished each mem ber. The work will be on American history, beginning with the agitation that culminated in the revolt of the colonies. Harlan Here. J. A. Harlan, contractor and builder, is in the city, having come up from his home at San Marclal this morning. Mr. Harlan Is at present engaged In building the Santa Fe depot at San Marclal, and his mission here today was to employ carpenters to do work on it. He says that the building is ready lor the roof, but it will be some time before it will receive the finishing touches. The finishing material, com monly known as mill work, can not be had at any factory or mill where it is manufactured, and this fact Is likely to delay the completion of the new depot several months. ; Mr. Harlan said this afternoon1 that he did not think that he would be able to finish the San Marclal depot In time to accept the position offered him on the cut-off. He will return to San Mar. ' cial tonight. Manager Berry closed a deal today with the University of New Mexico for the ball grounds on Memorial day. The intercollegiate meet is to be held on that day. "THE DRESS REHEARSAL" A Fine Comedy Rendered at Colombo Hall Last Night. EXCELLENT HOME TALENT. A large audience greeted "The Dress Rehearsal" performance at Colombo hall last night and the ladies of the St. John's Episcopal church realized a neat sura of money. The program was carried out to a letter and all who attended were pleas ed. So many pretty young ladles, as took part In the affair of last night, have never before appeared in a single performance on an Albuquerque stage, and the costumes were in keeping with (he pretty faces and tauleau. The May Pole tableau, the first num ber on the program, was prettily car ried out by eighteen little girls gaily costumed. Prettp Miss Catherine Strickler was crowned queen of the dtince. The golf girl, represented by Miss Wllley, was fine. Her costume was pretty and the golf girl poses she took would make many a follower of the ball ashamed. "The Choir Visible," a neat tableau In which Prof. John Douglas Walker achieved success, assisted by eight lit tle boys, was very pleasing. The tableau, "Uncle Sam," was car ried out to the patriotic admiration of all who witnessed It. The tall, stately form of Felix Lester, bedecked In a gorgeous costume of red, white and blue, and flowing gray hair and beard, certainly filled the bill to per fection. He was assisted by Mrs. Ma ble Hi moe-St evens as "Goddess of Lib erty," and Miss Helen Butman as "New Mexico." Miss Parsons, In the tableau, "Cora tesse Francaise," acquitted herself to the delight of her many friends. The dress rehearsal, the leading part of the performance in the evening, "Cinderella," a musical comedy in which Mrs. Maynard Gunsul appeared in the leading role, was very fine and the lady took her part In good style. The play was diverted some from the original, but the few changes were carried out with good effect. Miss Ada Campfield as "Amy Fibbs." personating "Cinderella." was a very interesting character and played with ability, the young lady showing herself possessed of some fine stage ability. Miss Jeannette Walton assumed the role of "Clara Wllklns, Prince Charm ing," and she was a handsome, charm ing prince in every sense of the term. Her make-up was exceptionally good, and her love and admiration for Cin derella, the sweet character of the ev ening, was like a love story well writ ten. Mrs. Ira B. Bennett assumed the role of "Madamoiselle Epenard, French governess," and proved to be one of the striking characters of the comedy, which the lady took In fine style. Her solos, rendered during the evening, clearly demonstrated the fact that Mrs. Bennett has a fine, well trained voice. The greedy girl, "Sarah Ann," was taken by Mrs. E. L. Medler. and her ravenous appetite for bread, welner wurst and soda pop brought "down the house," so to speak. Miss Estelle LewlnBon was splendid as "SophoniBla Spineus. a Romantic Girl." while Misses Fitch and Cora Gehrlng showed some stage ability as "Martha Higglns and Clara Jackson, the Spiteful Sisters." Mrs. Lebo, in a fine manner, took the role of "Mrs. Jarvey, teacher of elocu tion," and proved herself a great im personator. Miss Wllley, as "Miss Prudence Plnchback, a visitor," was good throughout, and she reluctantly yield ed when she found It impossible to have "Miss Jones," the principal of the academy, arrested for mistreating one of her scholars. Probably the best part of the play was that taken by Mrs. Ross Merrltt, who was "Rose Jennings, Fairy god mother." She showed excellent talent, her appearance was exceptionally fine, while her singing was charming. "Dorothy Green, dumpy," was taken by Miss Lollta Hunlng. Members of chorus: Misses Louise Harris, Mabel Fitch, Harriet Kunz, Su sie Dobson, Lillian Spitz, Edith Wal ker, Louise Saint, Isabel Spencer, Ma bel Hunt, Eunice McClellan, Renee Ornnsfeld, Josephine Campfield, Cath erine Strickler, Gladys McLaughlin, Grace Borradaile, Margie Hunt, Haxel Gehring and Mesdames William Sprin ger, Harry Benjamin and Mabel Strong. ' ' It was probably the best home talent performance ever presented in the city, and by request was reproduced this afternoon at the Colombo hall, an other large crowd being present. The golden spurs worn by "Prince Charming" were kindly loaned by W. L. Trimble & Co. Great credit is due Mesdames Wal ton, Chtlders, Rodey, Brooks and other ladies who personally looked after and superintended all the details which made the performances a great finan cial success. Patriots' Memorial Service. The citizens of Albuquerque will unite with the veterans of the Grand Ai my of the Republic at a great mem orial service at the Congregational church tomorrow at 3 p. m. in honor of the nation's heroic dead. The service is under the auspices of the pastors of the city. Rev. Mr. Renison of the Epis copal church will preside. Rabbi Ja cob Kaplan will offer prayer, the Con gregational choir will render appro priate music, and the Rev. F. V. Fish er will deliver the memorial sermon on the theme "The American Flag and What It Stands for." The people of the city are urged to be present and show their love for the nation's heroes and the nation's flag. District Court. Attorney E. W. Dobson has filed the answer of Bluewater Land & Ir rigation company to the complaint of Tietgen and others, alleging that they have sustained large damages by the failure of the defendants to Bupply water for Irrigation purposes as per contract. The Whitney company has entered suit aealnst R. B. Thomas, manager of the Cerrlllos Smelter company, for a debt which Is alleged he owes the plaintiff. T. N. Wllkerson appears for the plaintiff. A. J. Mitchell sues J. J. HIckell for the collection of fees for the amount of $50. LOCAL PARAGRAPHS. The Italian band will render the us ual Sunday evening program at Rob inson park tomorrow, beginning at 8 o'clock. The program will be an un usually fine one. Ike Long, who is under arrest sus pected with killing Kelly Whittaker In Grant county a short time ago, former ly resided in this city, and was consid ered a tough character while here. Senator Andrews, W. S. Hopewell, Major Quay, Colonel lister and O. W. Delamater got away for El Paso last night, as their business was shorter than was expected. Senator Andrews and party, with the exception of Mr. Hopewell, will go to Chicago, and when Senator Andrews returns to this city, in the next ten days, he will be ac companied by General Torrance, State Senator Kennedy and others from Pennsylvania. FATAL JYCLONE Does Much Damage in State of Kansas. MANY WERE KILLED AND INJURED Destructive Storms and High Water in Nebraska. THE HARVEY FAMILY ARE INJURED Kansas City. May 23. A spec- X ial to the Star from Manhattan X says: A cyclone passed over the west- X ern part of Riley county, Kansas, ' last evening traveling in a north- westerly direction. At Bala, on X X the Rock Island road, two people X X were killed and twelve injured, X several, it is thought, fatally. Rail- road traffic was blocked for some X time on account of great trees X X and debris being blown on the X X track. The storm was accompa- X nled by a heavy rain and a hail X X storm, stones as large as hen's X X eggs falling. Many dwellings and X X outbuildings were wrecked. X VXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The Tornado at Eureka. Eureka, Kas.. May 23. A severe tor nado dipped down on this city at 11 o'clock last night, fatally injuring Mrs. J. H. German and Mrs. Frank Sample, Frank 8ample, Mrs. J. H. Owens, Essie Owen, Chris- and Grant Gullickson.,. and seriously injuring half a dozen others. A score of houses were destroyed, while trees were clipped off as though they were straws. ;. On their farm ten mUes southwest of Eureka, Frank Massett and his wife were seriously injured; their house being wrecked. Fatalities at Dodge City. Dodge City, Kas., May 23. Last ev ening a tornado Btruck this county nine miles southeast of here, killing a herder, name unknown, and fatally injuring Mrs. Tibb Shane. - The house, barn and windmill of John Beelman was blown away and a herd of Warren Brown's blooded horses were killed, Two hundred head of cattle reported killed. OVER IN NEBRASKA. Storms and High Water Responsible for Several Deaths. Lincoln, Neb., May 23. Storms and high water are responsible for four fatalities and much damage In Nebras ka. At Sterling an attempt to cross the Nehama river on a weakened bridge cause the drowning of Frank Hams, a farmer, his sister, Mrs. Edward Hulske and her 6-year-old child. At Lewlston during the electric storm, John Bowen, a railroad em ploye, was struck by lightning. Ex-Representative Harvey Injured. Kansas City, May 23. In the north western corner of Dickinson county, where eight dwellings were wrecked by a tornado, ex-State Representative Harvey. and wife and Miss Ellen Young were badly Injured but all will recover. It Is estimated that $30,0u0 damage was done to crops alone In Dickinson county. At AuguBta, Kas., the roof was blown off of the school houBe and the Methodist church was damaged. A tornado struck Whitehead, Okla., demoralizing ten stores and several dwellings. No lives were lost. FAMOUS JEMEZ HOT SPRINGS. Located Upon a Land Grant Made by Spain in 1798. OVER ONE THOUSAND CLAIMANTS. The far-famed Jemez Hot Springs of New Mexico, formerly located in this county, but now In Sandoval county, ai'e situated 12 miles above the Indian pueblo of Jemez, and are enclosed In a deep, spacious canyon. The slopes of the canyon are formed by strata of limestone and sandstone of carboni ferous age, often changod from their original positions by protruding vol canic material .There are two dis tinct groups of springs In the valley two miles apart. The springs of the lower group consist of: 1. A geyser, the temperature of which is 160 degrees. Large quanti ties of escaping carbonic acid keep the water in violent agitation; thick de posits of snow white crusts are formed consisting of carbonated lime. This spring yields about fifty gallons per minute. 2. One spring with a temperature of 130 degrees; It contains free carbonic acid and form a brown deposit. 3. Three springs with a temperature of 119 degree. The upper group con sists of fifty springs; the taste of the water is something like vlschy; the temperature ranges between 70 and 110 degrees. At the lower group is situated the village of Persa with two hotels and a postofflce. The place is visited by a large number of people In search of health every year. Half way between the groups are ruins of a grand edi fice, formerly a fortified church known In 1619 as the church of San Jose. The walls are fully eight feet thick. The climate is mild, while the scenery, grand In the extreme, sur passes description. The plateau to the enstward, covared by dense forests of pine. Is replete with attractive fea tures, among which is a mammoth canyon. This deep gorge is full of col umns whose rocky points towering a hundred feet, present a wlerd scenery, surpassing In grandeur the "Garden of the Gods." Not far off is the Cebolla creek Is a slendid park, penetrated by springs whose silvery waters are the homeof numerous trout. The Indian pueblo of Jemex, twelve miles below the springs, offers many points of Interest. The natural wonders of this region, added to its varied and enchanting scenery and the dry, healthy atmosphere tend to constitute It a favorable watering place at no distant period. This valuable section of the territory Is covered by an old Spanish land grant, made by the crown of Spain in 1798 to Francisco Garcia de Noriega and nineteen other settlers. The giant has been confirmed and patent ed by the United States government, but it hag been Involved in litigation for many years between numerous claimants. Xtrthe present time 1,276 persons claim to have interesta In the grant. The partition suit which has been pending in the district court at Albuquerque tor some time is about to come to an end. Harry P. Owen, the referee, is at present busily en gaged In the preparation of his report and the same will be before long In the hands of the court for final de termination. When the title to this magnificent property Is clear It will become one of the great resorts of the country. Storm in Minnesota. St. Charles. Minn., May 23. At mid night a tornado wrecked the race track buildings and killed five horses in training here. Many wind mills and barns were blown down. Luverne, Minn., May 23. Heavy wind and rain storm visited this sec tion last night. Incomplete reports in dicate heavy loss of farm buildings throughout the country. In this city the heaviest damage was to shade trees. Telephone and electric light plants suffered seriously. Storm In Iowa. Estherville, Iowa, May 23. A severe wind and rain storm passed over this place last night, doing much damage to buildings, barns, etc. Mr. Henslng er. so far as Known, is the only person injured. Clariuda, Iowa, May 23. During the electrical sto m last night John Coons of this city was struck by lightning and Instantly killed. His 7-year-old son was severely shocked and it is feared he will not recover. Several other occupants of the house were rendered unconscious but soon recov ered. Bowling League. A bowling league is being organized In the' city. Two teams have already joined and others will as soon as play ers can be found who will take an in terest in the tport Prominent bowl ers of the city have been talking the matter over among themselves for the past little while, but nothing definite was done until la it night. The first teams to enter the league are the Owls and tue Diamond Cs. A game will be played by these teams at the Sunnyside alleys Monday night The members are: Owls J. A. Campbell, captain, B. H. Fergusson, M. R. Summers, O. A. Matson and W. M. Spencer. Diamond Cs. D. Thomas, captain, I.eon Hertzog, L. C. Bennett, Albers and II. Benjamin. University of New Mexico Picnic. The faculty and students of the Un iversity of New Mexico are enjoying their annual outing picnic today at Bear Canyon In the Sandla mountains. The party left before 7 oclock this morning In "Jumbo," the famous ve hicle which Is so dear to all plcnicers' hearts. President Tight went along with the rest. A lunch was taken along and there will be plenty of fun lu Bear Canyon. THE STRIKE OF BOILERRflA KERQ On the Union Pacific Hao Been Settled. MONTREAL IN THROES OF j A STRIKE . . ' President Roosevelt's Puget Sound Visit One of Much Pleasure. New York, May 23. John McNeil grand president and organizer of the Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Iron Shipbuilders of America, in a state ment today says the strike of the boil ermakers on the Union Pacific, inaug urated June 19, 1902, has been Bettled, the men be In? granted substantial in crease and othei' questions arranged satisfactorily to both parties. All men now out are to return to work. The men struck for an Increase in wages and the establishment of shop rules. A sympathetic strike was ordered on the Southern Pacific when, through the In fluence of E. H. Harrlman a con ference was arranged and conducted In this city during the last few days. McNeil ha8 gone to Pittsburg to hold a conference with the employers, and botlermakers in that city looking to a settlement of difficulties existing there. ANOTHER 8TRIKE. Montreal 8treet Railway Employes Are Again Out. Montreal, May 23. The employea of the Montreal urcet railway went out on a strike ngcln at an early hour t iday, m.d ,he r -hC Is completely tied up. When a ballot on the queotlon was .taken at 2.30 a. m. only about half a de-Hen out of some 1,500 men voted against striking. OFFICIAL MATTERS. Notary Public-Deputy Game Warden- Contest Cancelled. NEW INCORPORATION. Governor Otero appointed the fol lowing notary public: John J. Hill, Katon, for Colfax county. Deputy Appointed. Page B. Otero, territorial fish and game warden, appointed the following deputy warden: Leopoldo Mazol, Ra ma, for Valencia county. Territorial Funds. The following territorial funds were received at the office of Territorial Treasurer J. H. Vaughn: Lincoln county taxes for 1902. $461.22, E. W. Hulhert, collector and ex-officio treas urer. Land Office Business. The following homestead entries were made: Allert Dookwller, Willis, 160 acres in San Miguel i-ounty; San tiago Gurule, Glorleta, 129 acres in Santa Fe county. The following final homestead en tries were made: Felix Garcia, Pln- tada, 160 acres in Valencia county; George Salmon, Bloomfleld, 160 acres in San Juan county. Cancellation Recommended. In the contest of Samuel Friedman vfc. Eugene Smith, the receiver and reg ister of the land office in Santa Fe made a joint ruling yesterday morn- irg. The contest Involved homestead entry No. 6344, which is described as follows: NE. of section 34, T. 30 N., R. 24 E 160 acres in Colfax cous ty. The recommendation was that the entry of Smith be cancelled. Incorporation. A company to be known as G. W. Bond and Brother filed articles of in corporation with the territorial secre tary. The incorporator are George W. Bond, Frank Bond and Louis Nohl. The Incorporators compose the first board of directors and will have the af fairs of the company In charge for the first three months of its existence. The company is authorized to buy, Bell deal In, exchange and incumber all kinds of goods, wares and merchan dise, to do a general merchandising business at one or more places In the territory; to buy, sell, lease and deal In real estate; to acquire,' by purchase, lease, locution or otherwise, mining claims, and to work and operate the same; to buy, sell, breed and deal In all kinds of livestock; to lease, main tain and operate scouring mills; to lease and otherwise acquire timber lands and to deal In timber, lumber, etc.; to erect and operate steam and electric railways, telephone and tele graph lines; to acquire ditching rights, to lay piping, to store water and sell water rights. The company is capital ized at 1500,000, which is divided Into 5.000 shares of the par value of $100 ench. The term of existence is fifty years and th? principal place of busi ness is at Espanola in Rio Arriba cotin-tj. ON PUGET SOUND. President Roosevelt and Party Greeted With Fine Weather. Tacoma. Wash.. May 23. A magnif icent day with a clear sky and delight ful air favored the president's trip on I n get sound. The presidential party left Tacoma hotel shortly before 9 o'clock for a drive to the wharf, ac companied by an escort of police and cavalry and a band of music. All shipping In the harbor was gay with flags and streamers. The steamer Spokane, which conveyed the presi dential party, had flags floating from every mast. The president is due to arrive in Seattle at 1 o'clock. " Seattle Arrangement. Seattle, Wash. May 23. After bar Ing traveled practically the,, entire length of the Pacific coast of the Un ited - States, President Roosevelt ia . due to reach Seattle late this after- , noon. He comes by boat, leaving Ta coma this morning .and making brief stops en route at Bremerton and Ev erett. Excursions have been run from f - haven, Whatcom and other points and Seattle Is filled with hundreds of vis Itors anxious to participate In the greeting to the chief executive of the nation. Business houses throughout the city are gay with flags and bunting and in other respects the city presents a festive appearance. Upon his ar rival, the president will be greeted by the mayor and other city officials and by representatives of the city's com mercial bodies. The formal part of the program will be crowded into thla afternoon and evening in deference to the president's well known desires for a quiet Sabbath. From the landing place to the hotel the presidential party will be escorted by state militia and other organizations. A public re ception and banquet are features of the evening program. The arrival In Seattle marks the completion of the first half of the pres ident's long and memorable trip. From- this city the return trip will commence Monday morning, and though many stops are to be made, they will be very brief and little time will be lost in get ting back to Washington. The jour ney Is to be made by way of Nevada. Oregon and Washington, with a loop up through Montana and down back to Idaho and Utah. One week hence the party is scheduled to be In Laramie. Wyo., from which point the trip east ward will be made across Nebraska. Iowa and Illinois, after which no un necessary stops will be made. Unless something unforseen occurs to upset i resent calculations the president will reach the national capital on the even ing t June 5, Just two weeks hence. Walla Walla Makes Arrangements. k Walla Walls. Wash.. May 23. The flrBt day of the president's return jcurney eastward will end at Walla Walla, after a day's ride across the state of Washington and through the beautiful Cascade mountain region. It has been so long since this city has entertained a chief eecutive of the na tion that it will practically be a new experience for her citizens. The only other president who has visited Walla Walla was President Hayes, and It is a'moRt a quarter of a century since he stopped here In company with General Sherman, Secretary of War Ramsey and several other notables composing the party. All members of the Woman's Relief Corps will meet In Grant hall Sunday, May 24, at 2 o'clock p. m., and go in a body from there to the Congregational church to attend memorial services. By order of the president. Temper ance Whltcomb, secretary.