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Denver, Col., September 6
Pair tonight and Saturday.
No. I q.co p. m.
No. 4 6.00 p. m.
No. 7 10. 55 p. m.
No. 8 G.40 p. m.
No. g 4 45 a. 111.
Three Men Made Good Haul
on Rocky Mountain Lim
ited on the Rock
Suddenly Produced Guns and
Made Everybody Contribute to
Their Hat--Overpowered Con
ductor and Escaped With
out Firing a Shot.
Omaha, Neb., Sept. 6. The Rocky
Mountain limited passenger train on
the Rock Island road, was raided this
morning Just before daylight near
Murdock, Neb., by three masked men.
The robbers went through the chair
car, robbing every passenger, secur
ing" their pocket books and purses.
They covered the train crew with re
volvers and escaped by stepping from
the train. Railroad detectives and
sheriff's posses are in pursuit, but the
robbers have several hours start.
Holders W ore I'u.shoiujits.
The robbers were passengers on the
train. Shortly after leaving Murdock
the three men arose from their seats,
their faces covered with musks anil
witil revolvers in each hand covered
the passengers. Then the leader or
dered everybody to keep still ajid not
resist else they would be shot.
Two men went down the aisles with
hats. In their hands, while the third
kept the passengers covered. The
passengers were ordered to throw
theii pocketbooks into the hat and
this was done.
OvcrjHmeretl Conductor.
The passenger conductor ap
peared in tile car with a pistol but
was promptly covered with four guna
and forced to drop the gun.
After getting the money, the rob
bers Jumped from the train which
had slowed down for a grade. An at
tempt was made to enter the sleeper
but the door was locked and the at
tempt was abandoned.
The engineer saw the robbers Jump
o.T the chair car, anil promptly stop
ped the train, but the men had dis
appeared and no ' search was made
until the train rt-ached this city and
otneers started from here.
Not a SlHit Fired.
Not a shot was nred, as the pas
sengers wisely refrained from making
any attempt at resistance and the
conductor was so plainly overpowered
that resistance on his part was use
less. The robbery took place quickly and
without the least warning, hence no
one was prepared for trouble. The
robbers up to the time of making
their play, had been very quiet and
were f-pparently asleep.
Trailing with Bloodhounds.
Lincoln. N'eb., Sept. 6. city De
tective Malone, of Lincoln, this morn
ing started with two men with blood
hounds In pursuit of the bandits who
looted the Rock Island train No. 3
early this morning. The trail was
discovered a short distance from
Ura Ropers, the pretty 18-year-old
Daughter of V. 11. Rogers, proprietor
of the Jemez Hot Springs hotel, was
before Judge McClellan this after
noon at 3 o'clock charged with ob
taining goods under false pretenses.
The complaining witness was L. II.
Stern of Die Ijon store. Miss Rogers
went to the Lion store Saturday night
two weeks ago and bought a skirt
and a shirt wa'sl and some other
good amounting to f!.8. She told
Mr. Steirn. whom she t.adc-.l with per
sonally, th.it she hud a check from
her parent-, but th.it she had come
down tow 11 and left it at home. She
said that she would have It cashed on
Monday and pay him. Miss Rogers
was making her home with Mrs.
Smith, of 1 12 John street.
Monday came, but MWs Rogers did
not come to the store. The next day
Mr. Stern sent me-seiigers to Mrs.
Smith's re-idence twice but each
time they failed to gain entrance.
The next day Mr. Stern visited the
Smith residence himself an-1 saw Miss
Rogers. The young In ly said th.it
she had the money but lost it.
Mr. Stern informed the girl's f.ith
er and Mr. Rogers e.ime to the city
ye.-ttm.iy f.-r the double purpose of
paving the bill tne girl had contracted
and getting her to return home Willi
him. At 3 o'clock this afternoon he
had be, a unable to yet her to return
to her horn.- tml the charge of lar
ceny was held again.-t her pending
her .ic-ision.
Mi's Rogers Is an unsually pretty
girl, well formed, blue eyes and au
burn hnfrfh Is unusually intelligent
,i:d verv neM in Hppearanre. She
pin-M .1 her lips .-ml stood up bravely
before th" court at the openlns of the
hear':"; but t- 1; - In her eves
In fore she pot through with her story.
S!i- io k iow!-Ig" 1 all thit the var
iant .ha:';-- I hr with. She h.n been
living in to a n f t the pist six months
Bid his t. a le her h -me with Mrs.
Smith, fir whom she s..ys that she is
wirkir?. for a large part of thit time.
Sh..- sis tli.it Mrs. Smith is paying
her J5 a week. Mi?s Rogers useJ to
go to school in Allju'iuerque.
Bureau of Statistics Gives
Figures For Family
of Six Taken
From Life.
Typical Case. One of Millions in
Similar Circumstances. Shown
in Detail as Evidence of
Increased Prices of
Washington, D. C, Sept. 6. The
United States bureau of statistics has
recently compiled facts on the cost of
living as comjmred with wages and
the following figures are taken from
the record of a family of six who
live on the salary of the father, a dry
goods clerk in Washington, who
makes $12 a week.
The names and the address are
withheld for obvious reasons, but the
facts are actual and may be verified
by application to the bureau of la
bor, by whose experts the data was
These are times of great prosper
ity, and remember, 40 per cent high
er prices which fall hard upon this
little household.
The family consists of the hus
band, the wife and four children of
the following ages: 10, 8, 6 and 3
years. The husband is of middle
age. The food-consuming power of
this couple, with their children, is
equivalent' to about four adults.
The family occupies a two-story
brick dwelling, fairly well located.
The house has rive rooms, water in
the kitchen, no bath tub chut Is sani
tary. Gas is supplied to the house,
but is regulated by a slot-machine
meter. A quarter of a dollar is drop
ped In the stlot. and a certain amount
of gas Is metered out, when it is
automatically shut off. The rent of
this house is 114 a month.
Dullv Exnensjos.
It should be noted here that this
rent is considerably more than a
quarter of a man's salary; which, for
the poor is a ruinous proportion. But,
although the man's Income Is about
that of a good ditch-digger, he is a
clerk, and he wants to live decently.
Fourteen dollars is about as well as
he can do. But fie is behind on his
How does this family fare in the
way of food? A glance at the item
ized account of a week's expenses
will help to show.
Take the accounts for the second
week in October. The first item is
baker's bread a loaf a day with
an extra supply on Saturday, amount
ing for the week to B3 cents.
The next Item is meat. The fam
ily ate no meat all the week, but
on Saturday bought 50 cents' worth
of beef for stewing, and 10 cents
worth of sausage. Total for meat,
60 cents.
There is a baby in the family, so
the next item is milk cents a day
(exceipt Friday when it was 4 cents)
making a total of 58 cents a week
for milk.
On Monday there was an Item of
43 cents for baby food.
For coffee 8 cents went on Mon
day and 18 cents on Tuesday. Total,
tal. 2 cents.
On Thursday 5 cents went for
doughnuts, 10 cents for syrup, and
23 cents for sugar.
That was all the money spent dur
ing the week fur food.
On Saturday 17 cents was spent
for a necktie, and 10 cents for stock
ings. Not an Kxcvotlonnl C'uso.
For fuel and lighting during the
week 25 cents went for a basket of
coal, 23 cents Into the gas meter
and 11 cents for kerosene.
On Saturday 25 cents went to the
man eolleetlnir on the rug which
had been bought on the installment
plan. Also $1.02 to the man collect
ing on the insurance policies.
Four times during the week Ice
was bought. 5 cents worth at a time.
Total, 2o cents.
I'nder miscellaneous expenses were
medicine 10 cents, a nipple for the
baby's bottle 5 cents, polish 10 cents,
laundry 75 cents and washing soda 1
cent. Total expenses for the week,
$ti.43 of which $4.2 was for food.
And this was not ait exceptional
week for this family.
Take the Item of meat and see
how it looks in other Weeks. The
week before the one recorded above
It came to S3 cents; the week fol
lowing it came to 64 cents; the next
week it was 40 cents, the next 52 and
so on. Not very much nourishment
in that!
For this poor clerk's family the
bread bill was actually larger than
the meat bill, the former amounting
in live weeks I j $3 OS and the latter
to $2.!1.
la tive Weeks the family spent but
33 cents for vegetables and fruit.
Their milk ami butter cost them
$4.11 (mostly for the babyi and the
bill for groceries was $.",.511.
Kxcrj tVni XrWMsury.
During the same tive weoks cloth
ing cos: this family $3.40; fuel and
lights $4.61, furniture atid utensils
$,2.37, insurance $5.52, and miscel
laneous items $6.6(1. A grand total
for the the Weeks of $3vK5. not lu
cluding rent.
The five weeks' rent amounts !
$17.30. Thi". a ided to tile foregoing,
makes th- living cx;e:i-es for the tive
Weeks $56
On a salary ! $12 a Week ihu in
cine is $6". leaving a margin of
J:l..",5 to cover everything eli-e sick
ness, clothing (for there is nothing
In tiie above lor renewal of cloth
ing), papers, bookrf, education, pleasures.
Two Conductors. Charged
With Murder. Are Fi
nally Out of Jail.
Newark, Ohio, Sept. 6. Grant Fer
guson, . a former railroad conductor
here, 'telegraphs from Aguascalientes,
Mexico, as follows: "Edward Stover
and W. B. Speed were released from
prison yesterday by order of the Mex
ican government, unconditionally,
and no charges were made against
Jstover and Speed are two Ameri
can conductors, who were imprisoned
over a year ago charged with a mur
der which neither committed.
Frequent requests have been made
by their friends for their release
since it was an assured fact that they
were guilty of no crime, but all ef
forts were vain. Finally the matter
was taken through the American con
sul at Mexico to the state department
and negotiations have been on for the
release of the railroad men for sortie
time, resulting In their discharge
from custody yesterday.
Were Innocent.
Neither was ever given a hearing
and no formal warrants were ever
read to them, as far as their friends
In America know. They were im
prisoned on a charge of murder and
held, with ull the tenacity of the
Mexican government to back the
prison officials.
At first it was believed that the
two men prolwbly might have been
in charge of trains which accidentally
killed someone in Mexico, but this
proved to tie a mistake. They were
arrested for committing a murder
which occurred while they were in
another city.
Slielbyville, Ind.. Sep. 6. Shelby
villc is in tile tlirots of another race
war. Tile trouble van started when
tive negroes attacked Bolieenian Dan
iel Sharkey and beat him into insen
sibility last night. Five shots were
tiled at the Heeling negroes but as
far as known none took effect. A
pusse of one hundred men &-couied
tlo city. Tw -i negroes w ere captured
near the outskirts and are closely
guarded in jail. The tercets ate now
den of lo-troes.
Slielbyville'.- to k ro population Is
badly mixed, there being a number
of lougii negroes crowded in among
the working population, and the latter
has had to sutler for the former's inis
dei ds. The trouble la.-t night Is alto
gether attributed to five tough ne
groes, who were creating a disturb
ance and who resisted the policeman
when he uttemnted to arrest them.
His order to them to come along met
with a blow from one of the prison
ers and th--v did not desist until the
ttieir was bad'y hurt.
1' Is probaloe I hat an attempt w ill
be made tonight to drive the negroes
from the city, though the police re
using every e.Tjf. to prevent further
Olsoi jer.
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Metan Enthusiastic Reception
on His First Visit
Las Vegas, N. M.. Sept. 6. (SH
cial) Governor George Curry Is the
guest of this city today. He urriveiV
early this morning and was greeted
by a great throng of people at the
Santa Fe station, an informal recep
tion being held on the platform.
The governor was accompanied by
it. 1. Krvien, commissioner of public
lands, and Col. Jose U. Sena.
Immediately after breakfast this
morning the party made a trip to the
mesa farms, Governor Curry's visit
having been made with the object
principally of viewing the dry farm
ing successes of this section. The nor
mal university and the insane usylum
were also Inspected and the parly
then returned to I-as Vegas.
Chief Justice William J. Mills en
tertained Governor Curry and party
at luncheon at his home and this
evening a reception in honor of the
governor will be given In the rooms
of the Commercial club. It is prob
able that everybody In I.as Vegas and
vicinity will attend, this being the
governor's first visit to this city since
he assumed his official position.
After the reception a smoker, a
sort of stag affair, will be held In
the club parlors.
W ill Vl-lt Hilton.
Governor Curry will leave tomor
row morning for Katun, where the
new executive will be accorded an
other cordial welcome. Governor Cur
ry expects to spend two days at Ba
ton and the surrounding points In
Colfax county, where years ago he
made his advent into the territory as
a youth in the role of cowboy. From
Katun the Junkeleis will go to Clay
ton, where they will be guests of the
Clayton Commercial club.
Will Ik- Ab nt l ive Days.
Governor Curry expects to ! ab
sent from the capital in all about five
days. lie will probably make short
speeches at all the towns. Aside
from bis trip to Albii'iieiitie. where
he w ent to nn ct Secieliry James K.
Garfield, of the depart incut of the in
ti rior. this is bis first tup from Santa
Fe since he was inaugurated to the
gubernatorial office of New Mexico.
i Trinidad. .Colo.. S-t.t. 6. Dr. M.
Beshoar. one of liie three oldest
: white men to take uu a residence in
Trinidad, died last night after a short
I Illness at the age of 74 years. He
' served in the confederate army as
1 surgeon, and cam-- to Colorado in
; 166. He founded the Pueblo Chlef
' liia. later Hi,- Trim i id Advertiser.
' He vi one of the Hi nt popular men
i in the state.
' (tlMMIsslOMili Wil l.
Mil' TALK Silt I KM
New Y nk. Sept. 6. 1'niled Stales
ll.ibo- CoiniiiisJ-.oiier Charles B.
.Villi is In re to meet the I in in o; i at Ion
j commission. He aid that bis mis-
Ii-ion had nothing to do wiih the teleg
raphers' strike, whivh he declined to
Unable to Bear Blacks' In
solence. Mob Whips
Them Away.
Bellingha.ni. Wash., Sept. 6. Last
night a cry was raised in this city to
"drive out the Hindus," and all night
a mob searched the city for the na
tives of India. As a result six Hindus
were badly beaten, about 400 sought
refuge in Jail, and about 750 were
driven from the city and started for
Canadian territory.
The blacks have been replacing the
whites in the mills and of late have
grown Insolent, and It Is said, have
insulted a number of women.
As the Hindus are subjects of
tireat Britain, International complica
tions will result.
Whites AroitstNl.
There has been continual dissatis
faction here over the fact that the
Hindus worked for cheaper wages
than the white laborers, and that they
also cared nothing for extra hours,
wot king any length of time demand
ed In the factories, for less than the
Americans could live on.
They seemed to feel their superior
ity In every respect over the whites,
and as a consequence, an ill-feeling
lias grown that has become as high
as that in the south against the ar
rogant negro. The authorities have
expected trouble for some time but
nothing serious came until last night
when news that Hindus had Insulted
a number of excellent while women
became noised aibout. An hour later, a
mob siarted for the Hindu settlement
end, despite the efforts of the police
and the defensive actions of the
black", the whites routed the Hindus
and forced them out of the city.
Austin, Texas. Sept. 6. Th Inter
national Harvesting Company of Wis
consin, yesterday pleaded guilty to a
W ilalioii of the Ti xas anti-trust laws
am! paid a tine of $371,1(00, assessed
by the court. The company also
agro-d that a perpetual injunction be
. niered forhbljiug It to operate In
Complaint was maoe some days
no against uu- naivisier company
nst Hie harvastei
I by the attorney general of the state
ol Texas, who aliened that the com
ipany is a trust and that It operates
. Io Hie exclusion of independent goods.
He ii-ked the courts of Texas to assess
! n peii .liy against tiie company and to
restrain it from further operations in
Texas. The admission of the com
i p. my ye.-terday concluded the effort
I f the Male Io coli Vict it.
It Is probable now, that the confts
.loifnf the company In Texas will be
used In oilier states to secure con
viction, against the trust, and it 'is
' possible that the United Slates gv
i eminent may take up the matter In
order to prevent the alleged com-
blnalioti from transacting bu-inss in
I an) j.jU In the union.
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Attorney General Issues
Statement Regarding Status
of Railroad In Standard
Oil .Trial.
District Attorney Has Discovered
New Facts Which Caused Him
to Act Otherwise Than Di
rected by Bonaparte's
Lenox, Mass., Sept. 6. Jn referring
to the continuance for three weeks
of the grand Jury investigation of
the rebating cases against the Chi
cago. & Alton railway, in Judge iJin
dis' court in Chicago, Attorney Gen
eral Bonaparte today stated that he
does not understand why Attorney
Situs did not read a letter written
by the attorney general bearing on
this case, to the grand Jury last Tues
day, but ho believed Sims had some
good reason for not so doing.
The attorney general's statement
"On August 14 Jidge Landls ask
ed, In substance, tha'. the department
of Justice consider portions of the
transcript of testimony In the case of
the United States against the Stand
ard Oil company of Indiana, in or
der to determine whether the Chi
cago & Alton railroad company, its
otlicers and employes, were entitled
to the beneiits of an agreement assur
ing It nnd them of immunity against
criminal prosecution in connection
with the granting of certain rebates
to the Standurd Oil company.
Agreement W'uh Made.
"The department, In compliauca
with the desire of Judge Iandls, ex
amined the above mentioned record.!
and carefully investigated the entire
subject, and as a result of such in
vestigation, the attorney general, on
August HI), wrote to Edwfn W. 81ms,
United States attorney at Chicago,
informing him in substance that the
agreement was shown to have been
made in June or July, 1906, by T.
B. Morrison, Mr, Sims' predecessor
in otlice; that Mr. Morrison's action
appears to have been duly authorized
at the time by the department; that
In the opinion of the department the
arrangement had greatly facilitated
the indictment and conviction of the
Standard OH company, and that
while certain nortiona of the evidence
might be fairly open to unfavorable
comment the department regarded
the government as bound In good
faith, und also as a matter of public
policy, to give effect to the agree
ment. W-ft to Sims.
"Mr. Sims was Instructed to read
this letter when the grand Jury re
convened on Sentember 3, and to
take such further action to the fore
going as might seem to the court,
and to himself, appropriate In the
"The department learns that Mr.
Sims did not comulv with these in
structions by reason of having had
called to his attention very recently
certain new. and In his Judgment,
material facts, which ho thought
should be submitted to the depart
ment for its further consideration he
fore its conclusion should be finally
announced. For this purpose he
asked, and was granted bv the court,
a delay of three weeks. The depart
ment Is not yet advised as to what
are thi facts thus ascertained by Mr.
"It has great confidence In his
sound Judgment and his devotion to
duty, and It awaits his reply before
taking further action In the premises.
Inasmuch, however, as the circum
stances of the case may be llaible to
misconstruction, it is deemed prop
er to submit now the present state
ment to the Diibllc."
Sims Discovered Xwv Fact.
Chicago, 111.. Sept. 6. I'M win S.
Sims, U. S. attorney, toduy stated
tluit his failure to read the letter to
the grand Jury had been owing to
his having discovered some facts
within a few hours before the meet
ing of the Jury, and for that reason
he had that body adjourned for three
week, bv Judge I-andis' consent. Mr.
Sims will go to Washington at once
to .submit his facts to the attorney
Louisville. Kv.. Sept. 6i The
threatened .-Hike of the street rail
way employes, which was believed to
be Inevitable last night, has been
averted and cars are running as
usual. Mavor Bingham secured a
promise from representatives of the
company last night to give the un
lo nmeii their assurances that iij
discrimination would be made against
sic. ta.it wii.i, in:
liVii; itm ssi:mbi.v.
Missoula, Mont., Sept. 8. Secre
tary of War Tit was notified today
liiat the steauisiiip M inue.-oia, upon
which he Is to sail for the east, will
not leave Seattle until Sept. 1J. She
was scheduled to sail Sept. 10. The
delay will bring him to Manila at
least two days loo late for him to
preside at the first session of the
new 1'hilipptiiB assembly which con
venes on Oct. 16. The. Philippine
Yomuilsslon probably will change the
uuie H Oct. instead of -Oft. lti.
Man Escaped In Running
Fight In Las Vegas
Freight Yards Early
The First Reports Indicated That
Amount Was Ten Times as
Great-One Suspect Is
Still Belnq Held
at Raton.
Ias Vegas, N. M., Sept. 6. (Spec
lul.) ODicera attempted early this
morning' to arrest a suspect In the
Baton mall rubbery, but the man
escaped In a running revolver fight
in the Santa Fe frekght yards. He
tired several shots at his pursuers,
who returned the lire, but in tho
uatkness and shadows thrown by
cars in the yards, be escaped, unin
jured ag far as is known. The olU
cers also were unharmed.
The man's Identity Is unknown
here, the attemut at arresting him
having been made when the olllcers,
while searching the yards, saw him
examining a bundle of letters, sup
posed to be those stolen from the
looted pouch at Katon. He carried
the letters with him when he fled.
A search has been made of all cars
leaving the yards and every possi
ble means of egress from the city Is
closely watched, hence it is almost
certain that the alleged thief Is still
Ip the city and his capture w'U be a
matter of hours, since the olllcers saw
him plainly just before he discover
ed that they were about to arrest
Authorities Admit. Ixiss.
The railroad authorities here ad
mit the loss by this mail robbery but
Insist that it Is 50u instead of Ja.
000. The postal authorities are also
making an Investigation.
To rubbery occurred In Raton
Tuesday morning. The baggage room
at tha Santa F station In that city
was broken open early Tuesday
morning and a mall pouch, which
held a number of registered letters
and two registered packages contain
ing about 15.000. was stolen.
The baggageman returned a few
minutes before 1 o'clock In the morn
ing and missing the moil sack which
he was holding for No. 8, he at once
notified the Santa Fe officials who
immediately put several special offi
cers at work on the case.
.Mull Suck l'ound.
The postal authorities T.ere also
notified and two secret serv'ce men
were detailed to take p tha chase.
Some hours la'e.- the mail sack
was found in the vards at Baton. It
had been cut open with a knife and
the contents rlHe.l. All the .'etters
were opened, but many of them have
been reeoverd.
One registered letter alone, it is
said, contained t.'itio in cash. Two
packages that w.-e taken from th
pouch, according t reports, contain
ed 4,50O.
One 8u-tMct Held.
' A man giving nls name as Charles
Leroy was arrested several hours af
ter the robbery waa dlscoverel and
locked up In the Baton Jail under
suspicion, but he prove, it is 'aid,
that he was not the gullir party.
However, h was detalne as it is
believed that he is the ma.i who
rehired an express car in the Pass
City some time ago.
AKornt-v i'ii-rul Fall Says legisla
tive AsHwnhly Had Not 1 Ught to
Appoint Meinlx-rs of Uw Ite
vision Board IV(,.M eni
iH'n ItOMlgu.
Santa Fe, Sept. 6. (Smh-IuI.)
Attorney General A. B. Fall today
rendered an opinion to the effect that
the last legislature in naming the
nieinliers of a law revision commis
sion to revise the laws of the terri
tory exceeded Its authority.
The attorney general holds that
the legislature had not the right to
name the members of the commis
sion but thai this authority was vest
ed in the governor only.
Therefor Governor Curry, It Is un
derstood, will name a new commis
sion. Charles Spless. an attorney of I.as
Vegas, and the president of the coun
cil In the last legislature tendered
his resignation a a member of the
commission. It is understood that
Elmer K. Studley. of Baton, member
of th levlslatlve house has also re
signed and that these resignations
will the accepted bv the governor upon
his return to the capital.
It is understood here that the gov
ernor will place on the commission
David J. Iahv. of Ls Veg is, and
II. M. Dougherty, of Socorro.
St. I'aul. Minn., Sept. 6. A
special from Waterloo, lowu.
says that the I'hK atf -M,nne-
ai-olis dyer mi the li.uk l-laul
road was w ( ked lie ir .'o; i i. 4
t Iowa, today. Several are repoit-
ed killed and thirtv In lured.

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