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ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 25. 1907.
J he Kvenlng Citizen, la Advance. $3 per VOL. 21. NO. 150. PrllTWd hj Carrier. CO cent pw month. 13 1 N D I G T M E H T S 1 r 1 TESTIMONY 18 DEVOTED WINEGROWERS' LEADER I LAND FRAUD : CASES TO ' VISITS TRENCH BUILDING COLLAPSES KILLING SEVEN PEOPLE Old Tenement Fell Early To day Burying Many In Ruins of Brick and Wood. , PresIdentJJSald to Have In t2 itlatcd.Movement When He Visited West Last Year. SEVERAL WEALTHY MENJN THE LIST Millionaires and All Other Defend ants Must Put Up $3,000 Bonds or Go to Jail Pending Hearing of Their Cases. Denver, Colo., June 25. Informa tion obtained by President Theodore Roosevelt personally while he was In Denver In April, resulted In the wholesale Indictments brought Satur day night by the federal grand Jury charging land frauds and will, no doubt, result ultimately in the en tenclng of several millionaires and many smaller fry engaged with them in the alleged land frauds to long terms in the government penitentiary. Bench warrants have not as yet been Issued for the men under indict ment, but it is said they will be issued today. The United States marshal's office Is only waiting for these war rants to make the wholesale arrests and it Is said that before evening many of the alleged offenders will find themselves behind prison bars or out on bonds, which have been fixed by the court at 15,000 in cases where penitentiary offenses have been charged. Prominent Defendant. Among the more prominent of the seventy-three men said to have been Indicted by the grand Jury those re siding in Denver who are said to have been Indicted are: Edgar M. Biggs, 1174 Race street, president of the New Mexico Lumber company. Otis U. Spencer, former clerk of the district court and former federal sur veyor of customs. John A. Porter, president of the Porter Fuel company of Durango. A. T. Sullenberger of the Pagosa Springs Lumber company. Besides these It is known that one of the indictments is against Robert Forrester, a traveling geologist in the employ of prominent railroad men and a prominent Denver lumber man, whose wealth is estimated in the mil lions. All Admit Chances. Many indictments are brought against men in the employ of the above named defendants and against men who were themselves the em ployers of agents who committed frauds, but lack of certainty in vari ous suspicious cases precludes the giv ing of these names to the public at present. All the men named admit having been involved In the exploitation of coal and timber lands and to having purchased much land which was orig inally secured through homestead pro ceedings, but Insist that they are in nocent of any intentional violation of thai government land laws and insist that they are willing and anxious to stand trial on the charges brought against them. Hoofing It To Jamestown. St. Louis, Mo., June 25. Wm. A. Smith and Richard C. Berle have started on foot from here to the Jamestown exposition, which they expect to reach Aug. 19. It is to be in the nature of a race, and the roundabout course mapped out calls for a tramp of 2,680 miles a daily task of 33 miles for 80 days. Lifo to Save Cousin. Denver, Colo., June 25. Rushing in front of a train of passenger cars which were being switched In the Un ion depot yards yesterday, A. C. Car son, manager of the Orpheum the ater, risked his life to save that of his 10-year-old cousin who had caught her foot between the rails and the platform hullt between the tracks. .Jurist of Pueblo Dead. Pueblo, Clo., June 25. Judge Lucius U. Gibson, a prominent at torney, dlvd late last night at his home. He was formerly district at torney and later county Judge. He was a pioneer of PueWo. STRIKE SITUATION Sail Francisco, June 23. The sit uation in the telegraphers' strike re innins unchanged. No striking op eratnrs have returned to work and chief operators ami officials of both companies are working at the keys. They declare that business is being handled promptly. AT . FOOT OF SHAFT Ptvscott, Aria.. June 2D. Samuel llvr', employed at the Sycamore 'iv.'K mine, was ilpiwiieii at the font of a ;sn'-f..it shaft today. lie had lu en lowered to the sulfite of the w.itir when i'e was overcome by gas an I fell out nf the bucket, ilia body cannot he recovered until the .shaft is pumped i!:y. which will lciiuire 4S hou I.-. Reese weninto the shaft to ascer tain the amount of water which had accumulated there the past week. He was 32 years of axe and is sur vived by u. wife and three children. Defense Recalls Him in Im peachment and Con fronts Him With Witnesses. WOMAN SAwil WITH DETECTIVES Alleges That He Frequently Vis ited Railroad Officials at Her -Home- Employe of Florence and Cripple Creek Line on Stand. The defense in the Haywood case today recalled Orchard in impeachment, and confronted him with John D. Elliott, whom he insisted that he does not know. He denied all conversa tions with Elliott concerning the hatred he Is alleged to have felt for Steunenberg. He also denied conversations with Max Malich In Denver. Regarding threats he made in presence of others, he said that he had made no such statements. Pictures of Orchard, taken when he was arrested, were com pared with his present appear ance. Mrs. Mary J. King, keeper of a rooming house at Cripple Creeek, and C. W. Adler. former employe of the Florence & Crip- pie Creek railroad, told of seeing 4 Orchard in consultation with Mine Owners' association detec- tives. t ttrtutirtCbf ri Boise, Idaho, June 25. When the Haywood trial was resumed this morning, Harry Orchard was recalled to the stand in order to put a few ad ditional impeaching questions to him. Attorney Richardson Questioned him. He wanted to know if Orchard had not told Max Malich in a turkish bath establishment in Denver that Gov. Steunenberg was responsible for his being a poor man and that Orchard intended to kill him. Orchard said he had been to the baths with Malich but denied any such conversation. , He denied tnat he knew John D Elliott, who was in the court room, and when confronted with Elliott, still denied that he had ever met him, More Denials. Richardson asked if Orchard had not told Elliott that capital was de termined to get rid or union labor, and would begin with the Western Federation of Miners, and that some thing would soon happen in Idaho. Orchard denied this and also that he had ever talked with Elliott about ateunenberg. The witness admitted knowing D. C. Copely, but he did not remember talking with him in San Francisco about the blowing up of Bradley. when he is alleged to have said that Bradley got what he deserved. He denied that he told Copely that Gov. Steunenberg had driven him out of the country and that he intended to kill the governor. Didn't .Make Threats. Orchard was next confronted by Charles A. Sullivan, a miner from Cripple Creek. He said that he knew Sullivan, but denied a conversation with him in which he said that Ijov. Steunenberg ought to be killed and "if he was not killed soon Orchard would kill him hlnmelf." Orchard successively denied similar conversations with Fred Hough, of Wallace, James Ralney, stage driver, and Lottie Day, a woman he knew in Denver. He also denied that he had made threats ngainst the governor to David Coates, F. R. Bedd, W. B. Eas terly and W. F. Davis. Pictures Admitted. The defense offered in evidence two rogue's gallery pictures of Orchard. taken after his arrest for the murder of Gov. Steunenberg. They show Or chard in garb resembling a tramp unshaved and unkept. Richardson compared their appear ance with the Orchard of today. The pnotos were admitted. Another picture showed Orchard In a group of three men, one holding a smoking revolver. His companions were Anuy ami peter Christiansen. Orchard said that this picture was ianen as a novelty. First W itness Called. The first witness for the defense was Mrs. Mary J. King, an elderly re- nnea woman, w ho formerly conducted u ooaraing nouse In Cripple Creek. She said that she had several sons. who ure miners, but are not now and never were, members of the Union. K. C. Sterling, chief detective of the Mine Owners' association of Colo rado, lived at her house in Cripple i reeK during me strike at that camp. She saw Orchard visit his room seven or more times, usually in the evening. Sterling engaged and paid for the loom occupied by Mrs. McKlnney wife of a man charged with pulling spikes on the rlorence and Cripple 'reek railroad. in an attempted wreck, which the defense claims the railroad ofilcials and mine owners un dertook themselves, with the Intent of placing the blame on the Western r e, li i ation of Miners. Mie Saw Orcluird. Mrs. King said thai she n.iw ir chard several linns knock on Mrs. Mckinney s door. Jler cross examination consisted of hut a few questions tending more closely to lix the date of sterling's stay at .Mrs. king house. C. . Adler, of Lea iville. Colorado. formerly a telegrapher in the employ of the lion nee und Cripple Creek railway, told of seeing Orchard. K. C. Sterling and Ii. c. Scott, a detective of the railway company, together In Scott's room at the Cripple Creek depot. He saw Orchard twice befor the attempted train wreck. Auler's recollection was somewhat hazy as to dates und the time of day, but he said ItENEWKD IXTEKKST IS MANIFEST THIS SEASON AMONG THE OVSTKll WAV. he was sure about Its being Orchard that he saw. Saw Orchard with Sterling. Mrs. Alice Fitzhugh, who succeeded Mrs. King as proprietress of the Star rooming house, said that Detective Sterling continued to live in the house for Rome time after she took charge. She saw Orchard go to Sterlng's room at least a dozen times. She also saw McKlnney the man accused of spike pulling, In Sterling's room, fol lowing his release from Jail. . TRAIN CRUSHES MAN TO DEATH AT Juan Gallegos Instantly Killed While Crossing Tracks at That Place. HELD BY HIS FOOT FAST IN A FROG Dawson, N. M., June 25. Juan Gallegos, a prominent native of this city, was instantly killed by a car while walking along the railroad tracks with his family here. He attended a ball at Amusement hall, his family accompanying him, and at the close of the festivities, they started to cross the railroad tracks, en route to their home. Suddenly a car, without warning, In the darkness, struck Mr, Gallegos, knocking him down and passing over his body, which was terribly man gled. Part of his body was found several feet from where the accident occur red, and every bone in it was crushed instantly. SlcpH-i into Frog. In trying to get out of the way of the car, after it first touched him, Gallegos stepped Into a frog and his foot was thus held fast. Death was evidently instantaneous, for when a physician arrived, rigor mortis had set in and he was unable to do more than confirm the fears of the grief stricken family and friends. The remainder of the party had a narrow escape but were uninjured. The funeral took place at the home of the deceased today, with a large concourse of sorrowing reiaii friends in attendance, interment being in the Dawson cemetery. The family of the deceased Is one of the most prominent in that sec tion and is well known over New Mexico. CRISIS REACHED IN FEDERATION FIGHT Denver, Colo., June 25. The crisis In the fight against Acting President C. K. Mahoney, of the Western Fed eration of Miners, was reached today w hen a clause of his report in regard to the Industrial Workers of the World was taken up in the Federa tion convention. Vincent St. John led the atack up on the acting president. It is conceded that the fight is an incident in the struggle for control of the Federation by the Socialist party. Acting President Mahoney and Acting Secretary Kirwan have the support of President Charles H. Moyer in the fight which has disrupt ed the Industrial Workers of the World, and theatens the same fate for the Federation. This was indicated today by a let ter from Moyer, upholding the posi tion taken by Mahoney and Kirwan. The debate will last at least two and probuJjiy three days longer. I I M LAST VICTIM OF LAl .NCII IHSASTKK. Washington, June 2"i. Admiral lierry, commander of the Norfolk navy yard, reports the finding today of the body of tJeaman Frank li. Plumlee, the last of the eleven men lost from the launch of the battle ship Minnesota. - ' r- - mt wm a hji mr r rm w w x t.. o.u fvmt '7, "L 1 1 1 "U ii 1 1 1 in 1'i II I J 1 1 1 1 l ill. ALLEGE VIOLATIONS OE THE ANTI TRUST STATUTE Roosevelt Asked to Have Tel egraph Companies Investigated. CLAIM CONSPIRACY IN RESTRAINT OF TRADE Oyster Bay, June President Roosevelt today received a message from the Central Labor Union at Washington asking him to cause an Investigation to be made to ascer tain whether the telegraph companies have violated the Sherman anti-trust law in conspiracy in restraint of trade. . The (president has as yet ordered no investigation and has given no in dlcation of his probable action in the matter. No other labor organization than that of Washington has as yet join ed in the appeal to the president, al though it is said that some action will be taken by all leading labor or ganizations in the United States. Insist on Investigation. This action by the Central Labor Union Is a follow-up move In teleg raphers' strike. The fact that the telegraph companies, with the excep tion of the olllces in San Francisco, have settled all grievances with their men without a strike, presumably did away with all action against the com panies, but the Central Labor Union feels that the telegraph companies have violated the public trust Impos ed In them by barring out independ ent lines and otherwise interfering with competition, hence its com plaint. KAKTIIQUAKE IS KELT IN CARACAS. Caracas (Via Willemstad, Island of Curacoa), June 25. A strong earth quake shock, lasting three seconds, was felt In tho federal districts at 1:15 o'clock yesterday. No damage, was done. Monster Demonstrations Mark Southern vf a Ttd EWf r rAit iz L UWMM TtitmmmmMtff(a f witniifrmiwisi sssrffliTrfifnimrr tiIUlT CXJXCOl KSK OF PltOTESTMU WINKGKOWKIW AT A In m .....itTu) . .til til SECIIKT SKRVICK AGENTS AT COMMITTEE REPLIES TO EUNSTON'S LETTER Stigmatize Accusation That U. S. Troops Are Unsafe In Frisco. SOLDIERS INCENSED , BY HIS LANGUAGE San Francisco, Cal., June 15. -The Fourth of July committee has draft ed a reply to General Funston, de clining his conditional offer of troops for the parade on that date, because that feature of the celebration has been abandoned. The committee. In its reply, stated that It did not take the general's ex pression regarding the "unwhlpped mob" as a personal insult, tout stig matized as unjust, his accusation that United States troops will be unsafe In the streets of San Francisco. "Plain English. The committee's reply is made to the letter which was received from Funston in response to a request for a military display on the Fourth of July. After declining the request, he stated that he did not want his men to be "required to stand the jeers of an unwhlpped mob." In response to a query as to what he meant by the statement, Funston replied that his letter was written In plain English and anyone should un derstand it. The soldiers of whom Funston thus wrote, are somewhat incensed, as they feel his language would in dicate to the public that they are afraid to parade lu 'Frisco. SALVADOR SITUATION IS DISQUIETING. Washington. D. C. June 25. The state department today received a cablegram from the American minis ter at Guatemala city stating that the situation In Salvador Is disquiet ing, and that Guatemala and Salva dor are sending troops to the frontier. CONTRACTOR IS HELD FORJANSLAUGHTER Rescuers Narrowly Escape Death From Falling .Walls-Accident Due to Excavations on Ad joining Property Weak ening the Walls. New York. June 23. Seven per sons, six of them members of one Italian family, were killed early to day in tne collapse or a ramshackle tenement In the Italian quarter, at the corner of Walker and Lafayette streets. The building belonged to the Mose rayior estate. It had been in a dangerous condl tlon for some time, owing to excava tions on the adjoining premises. Most of the tenants were warned by the ominous creaking, and lied be fore the building fell. Contractor Arrested. The dead were burled under many tons of debris, and It required the combined work of the firemen and their friends for several hours to extricate the bodies of the dead and wounded. George Blumenthal, the contractor, who recently had charge of the work of repairing and shoring up the building, was immediately placed un der arrest charged with homicide. The crew of company 97 of the Are department, which was called to assist In rescuing the dead and wounded, had a narrow escape from annihilation. Battalion Chief Galvin and Ladderman Samet were badly hurt y availing wall. ., - ' AU of On Family. There were many exciting scene as the scores of frightened inmates rushed out of the structure when its walls began to crack. Many of them were struck by falling bricks and timbers but were not badly hurt. Six of the dead are members of a family named Torchlno, and three other members of the same family are badly injured. A Pile of Wreckage. The creaking of the walls had been heard for several days but the tenants were reassured by the shoring up of the structure and were again be ginning to sleep soundly, when early this morning the noise of falling bricks awoke many of them. Cracks appeared In the outer wall as the big building began to topple, and within a few moment, the great er numlber of the tenants had reach ed safety. Those who were caught were still asleep when the walls fell. Prick, mortar, twisted Iron bars, and wooden fragments, mingled with furniture and household articles fell Into one heap, and where the four story building stood last night, a pile of wreckage less than ten feet high marks the spot today. "W. R. C. n DIES IN CHICAGO utrittitrttitTti iT Chicago, June 23. Mrs. Cath- erlne K. Gllson. known to mem- bers of the Woman's Hellef Corps throughout the country as 4 the "godmother of the W. II. ('.." died today at the age of 92, 4 at her home in this city. Services 4 in her honor will be held by all W. It. C. members. t . r t France Revolt 1 IS r UAV-T1MK MUKTINU IN MO.TPtLIi:K. Man For Whom Soldiers and Police Searched. Walks Through Paris. PROMISES TO QUELL THE REBELLION People Still Excited. Drive Depu ties From Homes-Little Reason to Expect Further Violence From Mobs as Quiet Is Being Restored. Paris. June 25. After all the po lice of France and several battalions of soldiers In the south had failed to capture the leader of the wine growers, M. Albert, walked alone and unmolested through the city to visit Premier Clemenceau. He wore the simple garb of a southern peasant. The cotton shirt and silk handker chief around his neck and the carpet, bag In his hand aroused the sus picion of the corps of detectives, now constantly guarding the premier. But when he had established his identity Albert was admitted to the presence of Clemenceau, with whom he had a fifteen-minute talk. A seml-otticial account of the In terview says the premier used ex tremely strong language, virtually re proaching his visitor with the respon sibility of all that' has happened in the south the refusal to pay taxes, the strike, the resignation of the municipality officials and the blood shed that has occurred everything. In fact. Would Make Atonement. M. Albert Is represented as having been overcome with contrition, burst ing into tears and asking the premier how he could make atonement, to which M, Clemenceau replied; "Give yourself up to the law and use your Influence 'with your coun trymen to return to lawful ways." Subsequently Atbert declined to re veal anything that had occurred dur ing his conference with the premier, declaring that he had given his word to M. Clemenceau not to do so. He said, however, that he was leaving Immediately for the south, where he intended to "do his duty." . This leads to the presumption thit an understanding between himself and the premier was reached. It la believed that M. Albert pleaded the cause of il. Ferroul, the ex-mayor of Narbonne, and his comrades on the Argelllers committee, who are under arrest, but upon this point M. Clem enceau remained obdurate. He again authorized the statement that the government could not interfere with the courts. ' People Still Excited. The fear that today would witness a renewal of the rioting in the affect ed districts unfortunately was not re alized. Although despatches report that the populace In many places is still greatly excited, no incident of violence, exoint tiie stoning of the prefecture at Nimus was reported. Nevertheless tho government be lieves that the backbone of the revolt Is broken. tev-sru fr?sn regiments from the north have arrived at the affected points. General Challley, who Is In com mand at Narbonne, thinks that the chief danger Is from professional agi tation and anarchists. He says that he has Information that a large num ber of anarchists have crossed the frontier from tipaln. Ietuties Assaulted. Several deputies from the south, who hurried homo to aid In calming their constltutents, received such a hostile reception that they were forc ed to return to Paris. Laffere, who proudly announced "in the chamber that he was going home to interpose In the un-turbances, was driven out of tovi. Others were hissed and greeted with cries of "traitors to the gallows." M. Albert left for the south at 9 o'clock and his departure was with out incident. Just before he left it was ottlclally stated that he had promised M. Clemenceau to do his utmost to induce his countrymen to return to work and to cease their disturbances. ALL EKCEPT ONE OF CREW PERISH Santiago, Chili, June 25. It Is of ficially announced by the Pacific Steam Navigation company, that there was only one passenger aboard the Santiago, whirh was wrecked la a heavy squall, tlfty miles south of Corral recently, and he was drown ed. The only, survivor from the vessel was fourth oilicer. All the rest of the crew, numbering ninety, and in cluding twelve English officers, are said to have perished. BOOKMAKER KILLED BY ELECTRIC CAR Seattle, Wash., June 25. William M. Ayers, of Portland, Oregon, one ,t the In si know n bookmakers in the west, wits struck and killed yesterday li an in'.erui Iian car as he left the meal l al e ti ll k. Money .Market. New York, June Zl. Prime mer cantile 1 mi per It'n i per cent; money on call steady i 'ii 3 "-i per cent.