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VOLUME 20 ALHUQUKKQUK, NEW MEXICO. FJUDAY EVENING, JAN UAH V 120, 1900. NUMBER 37 Pliilttefiw COURT FACTS OF INTEREST Editor of Collier's Week ly Not Guilty of Libel Says Jury. CASE AGAINSFSHERMAN IS Dropped for Lack of Evidence Says Trial Court in Charge. ANOTHER MIDSHIPMAN TRIED New York, Jan. 26. The jury In the Town Topics case returned a verdict that Editor Norman Hapgood Is not guilty of criminal libel. Prosecut ing Attorney Jerome, In his closing re marks, Intimated that Hapgood should be acquitted, although he scored Town Topics and Incidentally roasted yel low journalism. The jury wag out about ten min utes. Hapgood was charged with criminal libel of Justice Deul. The complaint in the rase was based on an editorial In Collier's, In August last, bearing on Justice Deul's con nection with Town Topics. NO EVIDENCE THAT MAYOR WAS BRIBED. Tacoma, 'Wash., Jan. 26. Proceed ings against Fred T. Sherman, charg ed with paying a bribe of $6,000 to Mayor Wright In connection with paving contracts, were dismissed to day by Justice Link, an the ground that there was no evidence to sus tain the charges. MIDSHIPMAN MELVIN HAZED FIVE OTHERS. Annapolis. Md., Jan. 26. The trial of Midshipman Charles Melvin, of Geneseo, 111., member of the third class, began today. He la charged with hazing five different midshipmen, all of the fourth class. ONLY FORTY 8AVED FROM SHIP VALENCIA. Victoria, B. C, Jan. 26. Word was received last night at Bamfield from Captain Ferris, who left with a party from the steamer Salvor to bring in nine survivors of the Valencia, who were at Darling river, about fifteen miles from Bamfield. The party was . twelve hours on the trail and the sur vivors suffered great privation. Some had to walk In their bare feet - and others were insufficiently clothed. News has also reached 'hers' that four survivors have been rescued from Turrew island, where . they landed from a raft. This brings the number of survivors so far as known, up to thirty-seven persons. The Curtain Falls. Seattle, Wash., Jan. 26. The steam ship Topeka brought no survivors of the Valencia save those already re ported saved. The total number saved, according to figures of officials of the Pacific ceast, Is forty, Including three men found on Turret Island, and one man belloved to be alive on an island, but who it Is expected lias been lo cated by Indians. This also Includes three survivors reported on the beech near Klanewak. The tug Pioneer, re turning from the ''wreck last night, re ported nothing left of the hull of the Valencia. CLEVELAND HAS NO IDEA OF RESIGNING. Princeton. Jan. 26. Former Presi dent Cleveland when asked about the truth of the report that he was think ing of giving up his post as arbiter of rebates for the insurance companies, replied: "There Is not a particle of truth in the report, nor any excuse for its circulation." AUSTRALIA OBSERVES FIRST SETTLEMENT Melbourne, Jan. 26. One hundred and eighteen years ago today the first wftlte settlement was established in Australia, iu the present province of New South Wales. As usual, the an niversary is celebrated In all parts of Australia and by Australians in all parts of the world. In all government seats official anniversary banquets are held today, with addresses and toasts. All newspapers contain special anni versary reviews In honor of the oc casion. New York Colony, Also. New York, Jan. 116. The Australian Society of New York, will celebrate the one hundred and eighteenth anni versary of the first settlement by whites In Australia, by a banquet In the Hotel Vendome this evening. A number of prominent men have been invited to attend the banquet and toasts to President Hoosevelt, Kinlg Edward and the Australian colonies will be resjtouded to by distinguished orators. CHURCHES PREPARING FOR LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY. New York, Jan. 2t. The American Missionary AsfX'iatlon has Issued an appeal to Congregational churches, especially, to their Sabbath schools, and Young Peoples' Societies, to ob serve Sunday, Feb. 11, in recognition jf the ninety-seventh birthday of Abra ham Lincoln. The association expects ihnt at least 30.000 young people will respond to this appeal this year, and that the MCtuouisi wnoimnuuou win tn I hi observance of the dav. unite .ii.ii. a.u t.i either icrniminationn to i Ht'iw4D ' - - do likewUe, so that Lincoln Memorial Sunday may become an interdenomin ational observance, inclusive, at least of tne leading Protestant denomina tions in tho country. The Hev. Dr. C. J. Ryder, coi tespotnliugsecretary of the association, is iu communication uiili Gnu. I Army I'o-ts, linnivy soci eties and many patriotic -organizations 10 .in iu the celebration. 11a expects generally favorable responses. It t, L --;. - y, -.--: - - ...... , . -. ..... - -- . i a v w . -V , - 1 - z. - an t . . . : . ' Figures show the positions the THE HARBOR r. - . . - " fi Bit yiri Caracas, Monday, Jan. 22, via Port of Spain, Trinidad. In reply to a request sent him today by the Associated Press correspondent for a statement of Venezuela's attitude concerning the Franco-Venezuelan situation, President Castro immediately telegraphed as follows: "You can transmit to the Associated Press the following: ' "M: Taigny. the French charge d'affaires at Caracas, not only violated diplomatic etiquette, as is proved by the fact of his presenting a protest against the Venezuelan government when the French Cable Company was calmed, and. had been almost arranged with, but the protest has brought the disagreeable situation between France and Venezuela to the point of a rupture of friendly relations. But, not content with this, he, having been deprived by his government of the diplomatic character with which he was invested in Venezuela, vio!ated as a French citi zen the laws of the Port of Laguaira by embarking on a French liner, whereupon the Venezuelan government, in order to avoid new difficulties and after its police had been treated contemptu ously, resolved not to permit Taigny to reland. "C1PRIANO CASTRO." UNION PACIFIC IS A BIG SPECULATOR Made Immense Gain$ Through Buying and Selling Stock of CERTAIN OTHER RAILROADS Stocks Were Great Northern, North ern Pacific and North ern Securities. New York, Jan. 26. In well inform ed financial circles it la undestood that the Union Pacific com nan v has Bold a part of its holdings In Great j Northern preferred at an average ( price of $3 iX) and that the balance of the stock will be sold when tbe time is considered right to do so. In June the Union Pacific owned over 18,000, 000 of Great Northern stock, over $24, 000,000 of Northern Pacific, nearly 13,000,000 of Northern securities and $624,000 of Northern securities stub stock. Prior to that time it had sold over $7,000,000 of Northern securities for about $10,000,000, and by December 1st it had converted all of its Northern securities stock, receiving $3,338,196 of Great Northern, $4,996,080 of North ern Pacific and $128,500 of stub stock. After the conversion the company held 225,034 shares of Great North ern, which, if sold, at "$30O a share, would net Union Pacific $15,000,000 more than the initial cost of the Hill stocks owned by the c ompany. The Harrlman venture into Northern Pa cific in 1901 has netted the Union Pa cific company $78,275,815, this calcu lation being based upon the supposi tion that the Great Northern stock can be liquidated at $300. lty the in vestment of the cash profit from the sale of Great Northern at 5 per cent, together with the dividend on North ern Pacific and. Northern securities stubs', the company would receive an amount equal to IVi per cent a year on the entire amount of It 3 common stock and convertible bonds. TO HONOR MEMORY OF ' LATE PRESIDENT HARPER, Chicago, 111., Jan. 26. The senti ment auioi.g the professors, students and aiunini of the University of Chi cago, to honor the memory of Presi dent Harper, not by the erection of a chapel, but by the creation of an enor mous library. Is constantly gaining ground, and the Board of Tiustee has decided to hold a conference for the purKe of considering the projK) sltion. Many prominent alumni of the University have expressed themselves In favor of the plan and it is believed that a large amount of money could be collected without difficulty to carry out the plan on the most generous scale. The plan will be submitted to erect a large library building In mem ory of the late President Harper, at an expense of $1,500,000. THREE NEGRO MUTINEERS HANGED FOR MURDER. Wilmington, rel Jan. 2'!. Arthur Adams, Robert Sawyer and Henry Scott, three negro sailors of the schooner Jlarry A. Uerwlnd. who were convicted of mutiny and murder while the schooner was off this coast, were executed by haif'.rg here today. B1RDSEYE VIEW OF THE VENEZUELAN Vv r-t- ... . - t lv aii 4 Sam - French men-of-war will have to occupy to maka the propoaor blockade effective. THE TWO CHIEF CUSTOMS PORTS OF VENEZUELA. ' " VI I OF LA QUAYRA. JAPAN PROVINCES APPEAL FOR HELP North Part of Empire Strick en by Very Severe Famine. WANT THIS COUNTRY'S AID Food Stuffs and Money Are Both Solicited For Needy People. Washington, D. C, Jan. 26. A move ment has been started to appeal to the American public for contributions of food stuffs and money to relieve the distress in the famine stricken noth ern provinces of Japan. According to information received at the Japanese embassy here the northern provincees of Japan are Buffering from a severe famine, which only the quickest re lief will be able to clieck. According to the information obtained, the rice crop this year has been only about fifteen per cent of the average crop and that the famine is causing con siderable suffering in the three north ern provinces of Fukushim, Miyagl and lwate, which have together a popula tion of about 2,700,000. Many of the people are engaged in the silk trade and tho failure of the silk output has augumented the general suffering. In answer to an Inquiry made by persons In this country whether any help from a foreign country would be accepted, the Japanese government has sent a cable message to the charge d'affaires in this city, saying that such help would be very wel come at this moment. The dispatch adds that the government investiga tions into the conditions In the above named provinces has confirmed the extreme seriousness of the situation. The plan f the government is to es tablish works and give employment to the distressed population instead of distributing money promiscuously. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GREAT INDOOR MEET New York, Jan. 26. The greatest indoor athletic meet ever held by the Columbia University Athletic Asso ciation will take place at Madison Square Garden this evening, and it promises to attract an enormous crowd of spectators. Relay races will be the ieadiug features of the evening's sport, but lh( re will be alo a number of Individual competitions. The en tries are more numerous than ever before and anion n them are many of the best sprinters, relay runners and flel l athletes i f t!u countrv. The lirt i- eeuts iupludes a one-mile- inteico;:e,;Ute relay, team of four men, each man running 410 yards: two-"'!' 1r.-T.-'-'.'Ji!ate relay, uauit of four men. each man running MAp.cArm is. j'ii jiifl-' -io. r i ,v ,i .- . THE WHARF AT LIFE BATTLE ENDED HERO SLEEPS WELL At the Age of 69 General Jo seph Wheeler Meets - -Insatiable Foe. HAS JOINED OLD COMRADES Wi'l be Buried With Military Hon- j ors by His Appreciative Country. New York, Jan. 26. General Joseph Wheeler, of Alabama, the famous Confederate cavalry leader and brig adier general of the United States army since the war with Spain, died of pneumonia at 5:35 o'clock yester day evening at tho home of hlg sis ter, Mrs. Sterling Smith, In Brook lyn, aged 69 years. In spite of his age there was hope of his recovery almost to the last. TO REST IN NATIONAL CEMETERY AT ARLINGTON. Washington, D. C, Jan. 26. General Joseph Wheeler will bo burled In Ar lington cemetery near this city, with full military honors. The tentative program provides that the funeral shall be held at St. John's Episcopal church here on Monday afternoon, and an escort, consisting of troops from all branches of tho service, will accompany the body to the cemetery. PHILIPPINE PARTY'S REUNION AT TAFT'S. Washington, D. C. Ian. 26. Secre tary and Mrs. Taft will give a compli mentary dinner this evening to the members of the party who accompan ied them to the Philippines last year. Miss Roosevelt an i Mr. Long worth will be the guests of i: nor. New York Money Market. Ne w York, Jan. - .Money on call, easier, at 3Vsfr4 per nt; prime mer cantile paper. 3Vi l r cent. Bar sil ver, 659ic 880 yards; one-mil.' National Guard relay, -teams of four men, each man ninuing 440 yards; one-mile athletic club relay, teams of four men, each n'an running 440 yards, 1,408 yard pri vate school relay, teams of four men, each man running :52 vards: 1.4'is i.varj j. s. A. I,. hU'h school 'relay, yards Sunday school Athletic l.CaiCUK relnv- 1 A,.i varrt fnlnml.li. 11 law School, New York Law School and New York Univnslty Law School relay; Amateur Athletic Union cham pionahlp races, 3'i yard run, one-mile run. Open events: O) yards turdlu scratch; Co yard da-:i; handicap; C'HJ yards run, baudlca ; one-mile run. handicap; high In'"", handicap: 1 I'ound shot, flandn-ap: and pole vault, j "anatcap. COAST. ,is rJr4 , - i. - : PORTO CABELLO. IN FISTIC ARENA ... .TONIGHTS EVENTS McGovern and Nelson For the Championship at Philadelphia., EACH MUST WEIGH IN 133 Kaufman and Barry Try at Los Angeles as Heavy Weights. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 26. Unless the authorities Interfere or some otnei unexpected complications arise, Terry McGovern and Battling Nelson will fight six rounds for the championship at the Light Guard Armory this even ing. The fight was arranged after considerable dickering and after it 'nad seemed several times that It would be impossible to bring about a satisfac tory agreement between the managers of ihe two fighters. According to the terms of the agreement. Nelson will get 45 per cent of the gate re ceipts, .MeGovern only 35 per cent. It nas been stipulated that both contest ants are to weigh 133 pounds at the ringside Just before the fight. This condition at first threatened to pre vent an agreement, but it was finally accepted, with the proviso that the party violating this condition should pay a forfeit of $1,000 to the other, lioth men have been carefully train ing for this event and are said to be in excellent condition. Both are con fident of their ability to win and the opinions of the experts are divided on the question of superiority between the two men. In the betting Nelson is but slightly favored. RATHER NEW NAME IN CALIFORNIA LIST. I. os Angeles, Cal., Jan. 26. Al Kauf man, t lie California heavyweight, anu lau- Harry, who recently fought a 20 round draw with Mike Schreck, will fiuht here tonight and a large number of sporting men have come here from all parts of the state to witness the iciil. iloth are said to be in good con dkioii for a spirited battle. INTERESTING BILL FOR ACTORS' HOME BENEFIT. New York, Jan. 26. An unusually lame and interesting bill has been prepared by Daniel Frohman, presi dent of the fund for the Actors' Home i.eneiit, which will lake place this af t. moon at the I'.roadway Theater. The a-tractions include Blanche Bates, I'rKtik Keenan and J. Henry Berino, of lieia-ico's company, in a one-act play, eMi'lei "My Aunt's Advice," William Kav. rsham, Julie Opp and W. 8. Hart ;n a t iict play by Mrs. Craglo, en :iil. .i ".lourneys Knd in Ivera Meet ing." K'htl Bnrrymore, John Barry ni ue ai. l Joseph Kllgour In a play l.v Ki'-Urd Harding Davis, entitled S!!r ( : nauon: Margaret llllng t,, ;;h K' r.'-s 1-nwford, in Sutro's -r. ill. "A Maker of Men;" Mi-, KUchle and Brandon 1 1 i r -1 . I'i a comedy sketch; Kate v, ,'.. v-v ! ir.cnln and others In !id scenes. The house is practl. vAI out. A GENTLE HINT KINDLY GIVEN Gendarme Chief Told He Was Intended When Another Killed. MUTINY AT VLADIVOSTOK France and Germany Trying to Get Together Outside of Confrerence. FIND WATER BY DIVINING ROD St. Petersburg. Inn & Pr.1 Pnw. orovaki, chief of gendarmes t Pensa, east Russia, has been Informed by a local revolutionary organization that the recent murder of Col. Llssovski, commanding the seventy-eighth in fantry division, hv mptnhuru Mt I ha organization, was a blunder. He bad own mistaken lor Col. Frosorovski, and the organization notified him mat the error would shortly be recti fied. All Discipline Gone. Acoordinsr In nitvlren rfflvtl Iwirn a mutiny has broken out again at Vladivostok. NYt details flm flvnllflhlA the censorship being operative over press ana private telegrams, out tne report that General Selivanoff, com mander of the army corps, has been wounded, is confirmed. The war de partment officials are unable to give the particulars or the seriousness of the mutiny, which is due to reserve men. i neso troops are thoroughly undisciullned and am clamorlnir for their Immediate transportation home, though the government has given them precedence over the trans-Siberian railroad in addition to char tering all available steamers. MAY LEAVE OTHER POWERS IN COLO. Algeciras, Jan. 26. Count Von Tattenbach, and M. Regault, respec tively German and French specialists on Morocco, today began the first of a series of detailed private discus sions, with the object of reaching an agreement outside of the Moroccan conference. EMPEROR WILLIAM WANE'S PLENTY OF GOOD WATER. Berlin, Jan. 26. Curious interest attaches to the announcement that Emperor WllHuin lias commissioned Herr Von Uslar, the chief govern ment official of ApenraUe, province of SchlelsKWlg-Holateln, to-iprocted to German Southwest Africa and find subterranean springs by means of a divining rod. Yon Uslar has a wide reputation es a water findor, but scientists refuse to admit that he has discovered water by means of a di vining rod. The emperor heard of his ability to locate water and decid ed to utilize his power ior the pud pose of alleviating the chronic water famine in German Southwest Africa, where tho Germa ntroops are ser iously handicapped by lack of water. ALMOST MIRACULOUS E8CAPE OF TRAIN. Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 26. A Mis souri Pacific express, westbound, dash ed Into a freight train standing on the main track today and nearly 200 passengers were bruised, but none se riously hurt. The freight caught fire and ten cars were burned. The ex press was running at full speed, and as It rounded a curve It ploughed into the freight. Only one truck of a cur in the passenger train left the rails and only the engine was damaged. NO DANGER OF 8HONT3 STARVING TO DEATH. Washington, Jan. 26. Theodore F. Shonts, chairman of the Isthmian canal commission today testified that he Is drawing 112,000 annually from the Clover Leaf railroad. He receives 130,000 from the government. He will be examined later regarding his rail road connection. NAVY APPROPRIATIONS BETTER ARMY COOKING Washington, I). C, Jan. 26. There t Commissary General of the Army, Is every reason to believe that the ! General H. G. Sliarpee, has decided to House Naval Committee will still fur- f''811 wo aJdllo schools for ,. I''s and cooks for the United ther reduce the naval estimates In ltsjMaU8 nrulv, Une of the8e gcnools revision of the departmental recom- will be at Jeft'ersan Barracks, Mo., mendatlons used as the basis for the' and the other at the Presidio, at Sail annual naval appropriation act. It Francisco. So much success has fol was hoped by those in charge of pub-1 lowed the operation of similar schools lie works at navy yards and stations I at Fort Hiley, Kan., attended by en tht congress would be mode liberal I ilsteil men and by company command this year than usual. Iist year the era, that Geueral Sharpe realized that appropriation for naval increase the increased facilities of instruction -amounted to $49,000,000, while that In cooking and baking in a practical for public Improvements such as tne way will be of decided advantage to equipment of naval repair plants, was the army. He is a firm believer In I2.CU0,0Tk(. This Is not considered a (the influence upon the military af fair proportion, and it has been main- fklency of proper preparation of the talned that with tho increase In the food for soldiers in the field. Hither navy and the larger volume of work to little or no nttentlou has been paid which mutt be performed at naval stations there should be a more ade- quate provision for improvements of the yards and ships aud a betterment of the working facilities. Tho chief I of the Bureau of Yards and Docks oas been Derore the House Naval; Committee several times, and bas strongly urser the claltuB of Ills de partment. It was evident, however, that the committee was disposed to reduce at every turn the bureau esti mates for yard improvements and it will not be surprising to the Navy Department authorities if they find their recouiiiieudatlous materially re duced. roR wore "CHOOLS TO TEACH SOLDIER COOKS Washington, D. C, Jan.- 26. The COMMITTEE OF SENATE AGREES Will Report Joint State hood Bill on Next Monday.- SAFE MAJORITY FOR iT Delegate Andrews Offers Bill For Dyke at Albuquerque Against Floods. RAYNJLDS WILL BE CONFIRMED Washington, Jan. 26. The" senata committee on terrltnrlftii Innk nn ih statehood bill today, though the bill passea iy tne nouse has not yet bee received. Came Later to Hand. The senate committee on territories has agreed to report favorably on t statehood bill as passed by the house. Some minor amendments have been made in the bill. Gambling Must Go. The house committee on Judiciary today decided no report favorably on me L.mieniea bin to "proiilult gambling in the territories of the United States. The bill is eo worded that Its pr visions. In the opinion of tho com mittee, will apply only to the organ ized territories, namely, New Mexico, and Arizona; Oklahoma and Indian Territory. FAKE REPORT STIRS UP MANILA NATIVES. Washington, Jan. 26. The following cauiegram nas ueen received by tarn secretary of war from General Idct at Manila: Natives much disturbed by a cable stating that Ambassador Wright lias been authorized to nego tiate the sale of the islands to Japan. An authentic denial from you will b usoful." Taft replied to the cable gram as follows: "Cable statement referred to In your cablegram has not. the slightest vestige of truth. It 1 not only untrue, but absurdly so." SENATE COMMITTEE TAKES DESIRED COURSE. Special to The Citizen. Washington, Jan. 26. A favorable report on the jointure bill was mads today in the senate committee oat territories. It will be filed Monday. It is just learned that the bouse ju diciary committee bas ordered a far orable report on the littlefleld antt- ennililtncr. Mil.. ... IMPORTANT BILL. OFFERED BY DELEGATE ANDREWS. Special to The CKIzen. Washington, Jan. 26. Delegate An drews has introduced a bill for $100,000 dyke at Albuquerque and 1 now working with the Rivers and Harbors committee for its recommen dation. i Senator Beveridge says that thtt committee will report favorably on the confirmation of Wallace Haynolds as secretary for New Mexico. F. W. Clancy Is here representing Grant county In a suit against th Santa Fe railroad for back taxes. Delegate Andrews today attended the meeting of the senate commute on territories, when it considered tho joint statehood bill. The fight is hot ana close. The opposition claim four teen republicans, there being a va enncy from Delaware and Burton' t I Kansas not voting. This leaves a republican majority of twenty-fir The organization claim a safe ma jority for the statehood bill. ELECTION EXCITEMENT CAUSED HIS DEATH. Ixmdon. Jan. 26. Thomas Hlggins, the Irish nationalist, who yesterday successfully contested North Gal way against Col. John I'hllipp Nolan, also an Irish nationalist, was found dead itoday In bed at his hotel at Tuam. The tragic occurrence is attributed to the excitement of yesterday's polling, acting upon a weak heart. to the subject, and it Is thought that familiarity with such work on th 'part of those employed to do the cooking and baking, as well as on the part oi the officers In command of companies, batteries and troops, will be quite as lmiortant in Its wa as any other training for military duty. General Sharpe U also anxious to have established a series of prizes which, will be given to those who make the best records at tho schools of cooks and bakers. At the eud of each terra, the class will be examined practically and theoretically, and those who stand at the head will receive prizes, he hopes. It U estimated that a00 s year would furnish the compensatloa regarded as desirable to award for the denion-stra'l :n rf sWI! in this ifc rectlon.