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Fcnver, Colo., September 26. Partrr
cloud) tonight and Friday with local showers
In the north portion of the territory. Colder
Friday and In the north portion tonight.
wje: get t h. id is:k:ws first"
ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO. THURSDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER L(5 1907.
SURVEYORS FIRED ON
ADMITS AN ATTEMPT TO
Who Killed Herself at Sick
A Real Genuine Teddy Bear Hat
for Milady is the Latest Novelty
lonaire s Home Probably a Countess
No. I 7.4S P- m
No. 4 5.50 p. m.
No. 710.55 p. m.
No. 8 tt.25 p. m.
No. 9 1 1.45 p.m.
ATTEMPT TO INVOLVE
BORAH IN BIG
Attorneys For Government
Produce Witnesses Who
Admit They Made
BE CENTRAL FIGURE
Opening Statement bv Attorneys
Reviewed as Evidence Is Being
Prescnted-Ceorge S. Long
Will be Main Hope of
Uoise. Idaho, Sept. 26. Having ac
complished much of the tedious work
of identifying and placing on record
the papers In about half a hundred
alleiced fraudulent claims filed on
timber lands In the Interest of the
Harber Lumber company, the govern
ment attorneys In charge of the pros
ecution of United States Senator VVm.
K. Horah, who acted ns attorney for
the lumber company, began today to
unfold In narrative form, the details
of the alleged conspiracy which Is
said to have begun in 1899 and to
have continued down to the filing In
1904 of the last of 10S deeds to the
Their Main lU'liancv.'
The witnesses who are willing to
confess to making false affidavits
when taking out timber claim, will
have largely to do with the presenta
tion of the government's case. In his
opening statement to the Jury. M. C.
liurch announced that the govern
ment would offer as one of Its prin
cipal witnesses, George 8. Long, who,
It is alleged, acted as "dummy trus
tee" to receive title to the claims
from the "dummy" entrymen and to
transfer the property later to the
Harber Lumber company, a Wiscon
sin corporation. Former Gov. Frank
Steunenberg Is promised as the cen
tral figure In the government's case.
Iloruli Was Attorney.
Throughout the presentation of
evidence, the address made by Judge
M. C. Burch, of Detroit, Mich., special
assistant to the attorney general of
the United States, Is being practically
reviewed in the method of querying
witnesses. In his address he arraign
ed the late Gov. Frank Steunenberg
as the central figure in the conspir
acy by which it is claimed that more
than 17,000 acres of virgin forest land
thick with towering pines, came
fraudulently into the possession of
the Harber Lumber company.
Burch connected Senator Borah
with the land transactions only as
attorney, first for Steunenberg and
then for the lumber concern. He de
clared that Senator Borah interested
himself In all matters having an out
ward bearing on the lands claimed
by "dummy" entrymen, turned over
to "dummy" trustees, and by them
deeded over to the Barber company.
Ilaiullcd tlio Deeds.
Burch said that ail of the deeds
went through Senator Borah's office,
and stand in the county clerk's office
as being recorded at his request. It
is claimed Senator Borah approached
the registrar of the land office with
regard to i-everal claims which were
held up and was warned by that of
ficial that the claims were fraudulent
and should be let alone.
Governor Steunenberg and William
Sweet, a mining man, Burch declar
ed, put up the first money, $7,600, to
carry on the alleged fraud. Governor
Steunenberg openly stated that he
was Interested In securing timber
claims as a speculation, and Induced
others to go in with him.
The Jury which is hearing the
evidence, is as follows:
Jules Miller, farmer; J. E. Yates,
president of the Boise Bank c.t Com
merce: J. S. D. Menville, wool grow
er: Thomas B. Ges. real estate: A.
C. Boot, printer and publisher; Ora
C. Cox, carpenter; T. v. Ilandall.
farmer; C. P. Bilderback, president
of the First National bank of Em
mett. Idaho; Peter Neth. rancher;
Albert Beck, rancher, and E. S. Cush-
NEGRO C010NY FOR
Los Anaele. Cal., Sept. 26. A
prcject to establish a large colony
Diego counties near Marietta Is be
ing promoted by an association, wnicn
(k i,V.kit 1 1 lit) Inrnrnnr.itpii 4ol. Al
len Allensworth Is said to be one of
the promoters. It is aid that the
colony will not be communistic but
that the land will be offered In small
tracts at low prices.
BRYAN ill SPEAK
LaCrosse, Wis., Sept. 26. Chair
man Mamtun of the democratic state
committee, has notified the local
lt-mocrals that the campaign tour of
William J. Bryan In this state will
be made in November, and thit
Bryan will speak at a dozen points,
outlining his plans for campaign for
IX Ml IHTTI.HSIIIPS,
Washington, 1. C, Kept. 26.
North Iakota and Delaware will be
the names of the two twenty thou
sand ton battleships for which con
tractu were recently awarded by the
W' i ' W 1 :- $
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MllS. MIlAKKT CAIITKII.
SUICIDE MAY PROVE TO
HAVE BEEN A
Relatives of Woman Are Hur
rying to America to
Care For Body.
SHE SHOT HERSELF
IN MILLIONAIRE'S HOME
New York, Sept. 26. It was learn
ed today from statements of officials
of the Lincoln Trust company, that
there 4s very little doubt that the
beautiful woman who called herself
Mrs. Margaret Carter, who commit
ted suicide in the home of John J.
White, a sick millionaire. In this city
last week, was the Countess Mar
guerite Louise Marie de Marlbeau.
Relatives of the woman are now en
route from 'France in order to iden
tify her body, w hich is being held by
the undertaker at their request, the
funeral having been stopped last
Monday in response to their cable.
Mrs. Carter had been prominent
in charitable work ,and was active
in promoting the comfort of truck
horses. She erected a number of
watering troughs. Khe lived In lux
urious style on 29th street, and was
a handsome woman.
White became a millionaire on the
death of his father, five years ago.
The money was so well invested that
It required no attention from Vhlte.
and he had nothing to do. He and
Mrs. Carter were close friends.
On the night of the tragedy White
was at home 111. Mrs. Carter called,
It is stated, at his request. She was
in a state of hysteria which was ag
gravated by the fact that she was
not permitted to see White. A doc
tor, called to see her, says she was
under the .influence of drugs. In
the early morning Mrs. Carter com
mitted suicide by shooting herself
through the right temple.
Mrs. White, who had been at Bar
Harbor, arrived horne as the body
of Mrs. Carter was being carried
from the house. She fainted, and
a doctor summoned after Mrs. Car
ter's death remained to give her at
tention. UPTON DISAPPOINTED
BUT IS STILL GAME
London. Sept. 26. Sir Thomas
Lipton, although bitterly disappoint
ed at the failure of the New York
Yacht club to accept his recent chal
lenge, toduy authorized the Associat
ed Press to announce that he was
prepared to challenge with a ninety
fool boat under the New York Yacht
Sir Thomas Lipton has already
telt graphed Willie Fife,' the designer,
to ome to Indon for consultation.
Sir Thomas Is emphatic In declaring
that he would not challenge under
the old rule, as no designer of note
in Great Britain Is willing to design
a boat similar to the previous Sham
rocks, ami the danger of sailing such
freaks across the Atlantic Is so great
that Sir Thomas ia unwilling to risk
lier In such a venture. He said he
had lice n led to believe that if he
challenged under the "univerfal rule"
for the race In the United States,
there was every possibility of the
challenge being favorably received.
Hence his disappointment at the re
fusal of the New York Yacht club to
aciept his original challenge.
TIIKKK J.KNKKXIiS AUK
AKKlTi:i IV CVBA.
'Havana. Cuba. Sept. 26. The se
cret police today arrested General
Mas i Parra, General Juan Dueassl
and General Lara Miret, charged
with conspiring against the public
SATURDAY WILL BE
CURRY DAY AT THE
Governor Will Co to Gem
City on Special
WILL ACCOMPANY HIM
Saturday will be Curry day at the
Socorro county fair.
Governor George Curry and staff
will go to the Gem City Saturday
morning on c special train, which
will be started at Santa Fe and will
carry the Santa Fe baseball team
and any excursionists, who may care
to make the trip. The fair will be
one fare round trip. At the local
station the special train will take
aboard the Albuquerque ball teams
going to the fair and the First Regi
ment hand, which has been engagea
by the Socorro county fair assocla'
Hon to furnish music for the fair.
The fare from this city will be
13.70 round trip.
The train will be started from
Santa Fe early enough so that it
will reach Socorro long berore noon.
On its return the special train will
leave Socorro at 9 o'clock at nignt.
Governor Curry was a former
resident of Socorro and a rousing re
ception Is being arranged there for
htm. The governor will deliver the
opening address or the fair.
! MOFFAT COMBINES
Denver, Colo., Sept. 26. The Mof
fat road will form the link for the
great Hill interests connecting the
Burlington with the Clark road from
Chicago to the coast. The Hock !
land will be also allied with the com
The deal has been closed and a
meeting has been called for Novem
ber 6 of the stockholders of the Bur
lington In St. Louis to merge its
lines and ratify the agreements.
This will make direct competition
for transcontinental business with the
Harrlman interests which now hold
973,000 DAM AG K IS
I'AISKI) BV EXPLOSION
Pleasant Hill, Mo., Sept. 26. A
boiler exploded early today In the
cotiervat"rles of George M. Kellog,
a florist, three miles from here, part
ly destroying the building. The dam
age is 175,000. These conservatories
are among the largest In the west .
ALLOWED TO SPREAD
Tokio, Japan, Sept. 26. Four
cases of cholera are reported
at Yokohoma and other suspect-
ed cases are under observation.
A total of l.blll) cases of cholera
throughout Japan were reported 4
4 up to today, and the govern-
ment Is taking stringent meas-
ures to eradicate the disease.
It I said that a number of
people from the cholera stiick-
en districts have been permitted
to board vessels for America
t and other countries, and that no
strict uperviion has been made
to keep the disease from
spreading through that means
until the present time. 4
f Mtiiilf Mliili
Forces of Copper River Road
Attack Northwestern Party
In Narrow Keystone
ONE REPORTED DEAD
U. S. Marshals are Scouring the
Country For Attackers and Val
dez Citizens Are Threatening
Summary Vengeance on
Them When Caught.
Portland. Ore.. Sept. 26. A cable
from Vakiei gives meager details of
a battle yesterday morning in the
KeyFtone canyon, niteen miles rrom
Valdes. between the forces of the
Copper Klver and Northwestern and
the Alaska Nome railroads in con
tention over the right of way. It Is
said that one man was killed and
three others may die of their wounds.
The Copper lllver force was headed
by Kd Hussey, fX-Lnited states mar
shal. Hassey hailed the Nome railroad
surveyors and raid that his men
would shoot Ir they advanced runner
In the canyon. The surveyors con
tinued their work. The cable says
that they were shot at from ambush
and had no chance to tight or escape.
Deputy United States marshals are
scouring the woods for the men who
did the shooting. Vahlex citizens talk
of summary Justice should the guilty
ones be captured.
Ilsrlit UotwocM Hoa Is.
The fight between the two railroads
Is of old origin. It has been on for
me months and is the result of an
attempt on the part of each road to
beat the other to the rich fields in
the Copper river district, which the
Copper lllver road regards as Its own
particular property. J)n one occasion
some weeks sgo, ihe two forces
clashed at a point nearer Valdez, but
no one was killed. Kach road at that
time had an armed force guarding; Its
workmen, but the bad men proved
poor marksmen. t
A "go-devil," an Immense machine
wnicn swung DacK and rortn across
the proposed crossing; of the roads,
propelled by a powerful engine, at
that time kept the Northwestern
forces from building across the Cop
per river line, hut this difficulty was
later adjusted and work proceeded,
tlpvrrly llannd Cou.
It Is evident that plans were made
at that time by the Copper River
railroads forces to head the North
western out of the canyon, hence
when the surveyors or that road ap
peared at the mouth of the Keystone
the only way In which they could
pass to the dixtriet. the other road
believed it held the whip hand. The
fact that the Northwestern surveyors
refused to quit work, despite their
smaller numbers and lack of arms,
undoubtedly caused the attackers to
believe that they could forcibly hold
the canyon route.
Shot from Ambush.
The disappearance of the Copper
lllver crew is said to have excited
some comment among the North
western surveyor after the former
had delivered their warning, but none
of the surveyors believed for a mo
ment that an ambush would be laid
for them. When they reached a
narrow point in the canyon, however.
they were met with a hail of bullets
from behind rocks and trees and they
had to pick up their wounded and
retreat. The party Is expected to
reach Valdez today and further de
tails will then be obtainable.
EDITOR IS DISCHARGED
Declares That Mexico Only
Wanted Him For Political
I'hoenlx, Ariz., Sept. 26. G. G.
Lelevier, who was held for extradl
tion on complaint of the Mexican
government, which charged him
with the larceny of two checks from
the Mexican mails, was discharged
on motion of United States District
Attorney Alexander, who caused the
warrant to be issued on which Leie
vier was Jailed last July. Lelevler's
son. Fred G., will be tried at tuo
son on an Identical charge. Both
father and son claim, to be innocent
of the crime charged and assert that
their arrest a.s only a ruse to get
them across the border Into Mexico,
where they would be prosecuted on
Jelevkr edited a .Spanish paper
at Douglas, Ariz., for some time and
believes that certain editorials were
the real cause of his arrest.
Sixty Periit IHo.
San Francisco, Sept. 26. The to
tal in the bubonic plague situation
to dale are as follows:
4 ases verified. 41; deaths. 26; death
percentage, 6U.4 per cent ; susupects
under observation, 23. No statement
was issued yesterday by the board of
health. One case and one death are
yesterday's additions to Tuesday'
VV. I : J '
.Miss Lillian llchvam Wearing
"TEDDY BEAR" HAT IS
VERY LATEST EOR
Cleveland Milliner Fashions
Pleasing Creation of De
cidedly Novel Feature.
RAGE FOR NEW STYLE
HAS STRUCK NEW YORK
.New York, Sept. 26. The Teddy
bear hat has appeared in this city
and there la little doubt, from the
clamor It has excited among; the wo
men, that It will become popular.
It is Dretty. well made and has tha
aaaea lascinaaon or being not too
expensive, a tact appreciated by the
A Cleveland, Ohio, milliner, Miss
l.i man llebson, has designed the ere
atlon for this fall's wear. And she
actually wears It and declares that
herore long it will be all the rage
among the women in the mode.
Ueclepe for one Teddy bear 'hat:
Take a black velvet hat of mush
room shape, add two quills, set Junt
lly on one side, sprinkle a dash of
pink ribbon and to the whole add
two small white Teddy bears.
Miss Hebson says that the women
who want Roosevelt for president
again, can induce him to run by
making the hat popular.
Tulsa, I. T., Sept. 26. The labor
unions of Tulsa have started a move
ment to Induce President llooevelt
to approve the constitution. They
have adopted resolutions asking the
president to sign the constitution
when It Is presented to him.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
Federation of Labor, has been asked
to Issue instructions to every federa
tion branch In the country to peti
tion the pre.-ident to lgn the consti
tution. The reasons given for this
are that the constitution of Oklahoma
is the only one In the union which
embraces the 8-hour law, the fellow
servants' law and the antl-chlld la
bor law. These three things are
strongly advocated by the unions.
MILGURN ADVISED OIL
TRUST TO BUILD
Stops Witness In Order to Ex-
plain Why Plant Was
New York, Sept. 26. The pipe
line etatlon of the National Transit
company. Standard OH corporation,
at Centre bridge on the state line,
which he contends is the terminal
station was built In 1V06 on the
advice of John G. Milburn, counsel
for the company. Milburn Is now
representing fhe Standard OH com
pany in the federal hearing In pro
gress lu this city. It is contended
by the government that the Centre
bridge station was buiic as a nomi
nal delivery point in 1906 to evade
the Hepburn act, which provided
that pipe line carriers shall submit
schedules of the tariff to their ter
minals. It is the government's view
that the company's real terminal is
liayonne, N. J.
Milburn AtlvLscd It.
In today's hearing Frank B .Kel
Iobk. for the government, a-sked C.
M. Payne, an employe of the Stand
ard 4 il company w ho advised build
ing the delivery tanks at Centre
!'l did," Interposed Milburn. "I
thought jinder the law that there
should be "a' delivery point there. I
thought It excellent advice."
i "1 don't," said Kellogg.
Totl.ly Hoar Hat SIk Invented.
VOLIVA SAYS HE LOST
HIS NEW MEXICO
Zionists Will Not Come to Las
Vegas to Establish
WILL REMAIN NEAR -
PRESENT ZI0N CITY
Chicago, 111., Sept. 26. Wilbur
Glenn Vollva, who successfully
grasped the reins of government at
Zlon City from the hands of John
Alexander Dowle, and expected to
reign In his stead after the death
of Dowle, last night announced to a
thousand of his followers, in this
city torn by many factions, that he
nad given up the tight here. He
said he had lost the options upon
land in .New 'Mexico near Las Vegas,
where he expected to found a new
colony but would buy 'property ad
jacent to zion City and found a col
No explanation of how he lost the
New Mexico options was vouchsafed
by Vollva. it was generally under
stood that he failed to receive the
financial backing he had expected.
Vlllva said he had received a. for
mal notice from John C. Hately, re
ceiver of Zlon, to vacate the premis
es he used as oltlces and the publi
cation plant. Vollva branded hli
treatment by the receiver as per
Vollva it'cently visited Las Vegas,
N. M., near which place he had op
tions on a large tract of what is
known as mesa land, and he had ful
ly Intended up to that time to re
move a large portion of the Zionists
there to begin life anew. Upon his
return, however, he stated that all
negotiations were off and that he
would be unable to close the deal.
He refused to state why he was not
able to close the Transaction.
C'iiImih llallroad Men go on Strike,
Havana. Cuba., Sept. 26. A gen
eral strike of the employes of the
United Itailroads and the Havani
Central electric railroad was declar
ed today. A tie-up of all railroads
on the Island is feared.
RAILROAD DENIES THAT
ITS RATES ARE
Complaint of Nebraska Com
mission Is Being Heard
Lincoln, CS'eb.. Sept. 26. In an
swering the complaint of the Ne
braska state railway commission to
day before the Interstate commerce
commission agaJnst the rate on a
coal shipment from the west, the
t'nion Pacific railroad denied that
the rates on its lines from Hock
Springs and Hanna. Wyo., are un
exceptional and unjust, and alleged
that each and all of these rates are,
under all conditions and circum
stances rurrounglng said shipments,
Just, reasonable and lawful, not ex
orbitant, and not lit violation of the
act to regulate the commerce, or
amendatory or supplemental acts
The Nebraska commission complain
ed of the blanket rate of $4.50 from
Hock Springs, and of $3.60 from
i lhy lliirglur 'on f '.
I New York, Sept. 26. Edward
llrldgemiui, a 14-year-old Hrooklyn
j boy, declares that since Aug. 5 last he
i h is committed 2 oil robberies, all of
tli. in by day light. His nights, he
says, were pent at home with his
, unsuspecting parents. The agents of
i the Hrooklyn Children's society be
i lieve that he Is unbalanced from the
I effects of a surgical operation and
I tha' he has a mania for burglary.
Offered J500 to SI. 000 to
Man If Hung Jury Re
sulted In Trial of
Oil Trust Officials Declare That
They Do Not Know Wouldbe
Briber and Have No Know
ledge of His Transactions
Flndlay, Ohio. Sept. 26. L. D.
Williamson was arrested yesterday
on an indictment charging him with
attempting to bribe Charles Thomp
son, a Juror In the case of the State
of Ohio against the Standard Oil
company, which was tried here Jiv
June. .Mrs. Thompson said that Will
iamson asked her to persuade her
husband to hang the jury. The final
vote of the Jury was eight for con-,
vote of the jury was eight for con
viction to four for acquittal. Will
iamson admitted today that he had
made a. proposition to Mrs. Thomp-
on, saying that her husband would
e paid from five hundred to one
thousand dollars should the jury dis
Drlbo Not Accepted.
Mrs. Thompson did not tell her
husband either of the offered bribe
nor of any of the conversation she
had with Williamson, until after the
case was concluded, when she In
formed him of the affair and togeth
er they visited the prosecuting at
torney and informed him of the at
tempt at corruption. Sufficient evi
dence was finally secured to obtain
an indictment and Williamson's con
fession simplifies the work of tha
Thompson voted for the conviction
of the company, according to the
best evidence obtainable, and there
was such a difference of opinion
among the Jurors that his vote did
not decide the case. 'Had he held out
alone against the other jurors, it U
probable that he might have been
Indicted, as the officials claim to
have had previous knowledge of the
OUkt Indictments l'oslbir.
It Is hinted that this will not be
the. only Indictment returned for the
attempted bribery of this Jury. Of
ficials admit that they believe there
were other similar offers made to
Jurors through relatives and friends.
and as soon as proper evidence can
be obtained, it Is likely that more
arrests will take place.
Was it Stantlanl Money?
Williamson, in admitting the ofTer
to bribe Thompson, declares that he
did not know where the money was
to come from, though he had assur
ance from a friend, whose Identity
he refuses to make public, that It
would be forthcoming when needed.
Whether it was to come from the
Standard Oil company, he does not
know, or refuses at least to state.
A strong effort will be made when
his case Is tried, to obtain an admis
sion from him that he did know that
the Standard was to furnish the
The prosecuting attorney's office
will endeavor to fix the identity of
the man or corporation which was
to pay over this and other sums,
which it believes were to be paid if
necessary to Jurors to hang the Jury.
Who Would Heap IW-ncllt?
"Who would reap the benefit
should that Jury hang?" asked an
official this afternoon when queried
as to who was to furnish the money.
The only possible party to be bene
fitted would be the defendant In the
case, the Standard Oil company,
hence the district attorney expects
to find that the money came from
D-ny tlie Chargo. '
Officials of the Standard, when
told of Williamson's indictment and
confession, declared that they know
nothing whatever of the case and
that If Williamson, whom they pro
fess Is not an employe of the oil
trust and never has been, made any
such an offer to a Juror, he made it
on his own responsibility and for
what purpose they do not know,
AGED WIFE SLAYER
Elgin. Ills., Sept. 26. Cyrus Bald
win, aged Is 5, one of the wealthiest
residents of Kane county, killed him
self today by eating parls green af
ter he had confessed that he mur
dered his aged wife by smashing her
skull with a hammer. Mrs. Bald
win was found dead yesterday.
HELPED BUILD WIRE
LINE TO THE COAST
Chicago. Sept. 26. Andrew Boug
han, aged 77 years, who helped con
struct the first telegraph line from
Chicago to the Pacific coast, died of
bri'nchitls yesterday, lioughan was lu
continuous employe of the Western
I'nlon Telegraph company for forty
four years and when he retired four
years ago, he was a department man
ager. Chinese Milliner AiisIiikhI
St. Petersburg, Sept. 26. Sayintun
Taotl, of Harbin, Manchuria. has
been appointed minister of China at