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TRAIN ARRIVALS No. 17-45 P- m. No 4 5.50 p. m. No. 7 10 cc - m. No. 8 6.41 1 K WEATHER FORECAST turn. Colo., Mirck 20. TonlgM fair; Saturday fair and tuner. no. o 1 1.4 s m WE GET THE NEWS FIRST VOLUME ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO. FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 1908. NUMBER 38 1 ROOSEVELT IS' ITING JAPANESE GOVERNMENT UNITED MINE WORKERS WANT INVESTIGATION OF I; CLEANING OUT THE SENATE " SPECIAL MESSAGE TO CONGRESS He Has it About Completed. But Does Not Know Just When He Will Sub mlt It. 1 HEAPS COALS OMFIRE Invites Fleet That Was Sent to "Show It" to Visit Japan on Home ward Cruise. CONSIDER FUTURE NEW YORK ATTORNEY ACTION GENERAL J ,.y ' V SOME LABOR LAWS ARE DEMANDED Many Conferences Held at White House Will Probably Result In Action by President-Congress May Not Adjourn Until June or Later. Washington, MarcTl 20. Confir mee between the president and members of the Senate and House steering committees: conference be tween the president and leaders of organised labor; conf--r "cos between the president anil leading political economists; conference between Re publican Senate and House leaders all held within two days, ana more con ferences In progress now leave the legislative program for the present Congress in a very complicated situa tion. It has been agreed that there shall be an employers' liability act enacted; that there shall be currency legislation and that the House com mittee on wjys and means shall make Investigation and pave the way for the preparation of an not revising the tariff, to be submitted at an extra session In 1909. So f,tr there ha. been no friction, but the conferences In which Presi dent Hoosevelt and the president of the American Federation of Labor, Mr. Oompers. were the prlnicpal par ties, related to a subject which may tie up OongresH In a deadlock and involve the Republican leaders In a row. It was asserted positively yes terday that the president would send a ftprckat'messago to Congress. Kven the kind of message the ' president tv a to write was outlined. The whole controversy hinges on what can bB done with reference to the Sherman anti-trust law. The la bor leaders are demanding that It be nmended so that labor can be per mitted to organize without violation of Its provisions. The president wants l.ibor to receive- thl9 recog nition, but other Issues are creeping in, especially Issues connected with the rights of labor to resort to the bocott. The moment that subject Is touched upon there Is trouble. A Mimi ltirtly Written. The White House is the half-way meet.ng place between the extremes of labor's demands and eaplt i's concessions. It can be authoritative ly stated that the president has In part prepared a message. Just when ho will send it or whether he will send it to Congress ;it all In its pres ent shape Is not certain. The presi dent wants some practical results from Congress and a working agree ment with the congressional leaders on the Republican side V imperative. He might whip Congress Into line with ringing messages if there was unlimited time, bu' Cong'tss must adjourn before the nominating con vention. Mo message wil he et to C. ingress until the president has som,- under standing as to whit can he done. This agreement, may be reached this week. lint the dale on which Con gress so mid adjourn, so confidently jilaci -l at May 1 a few weeks ago, Is a nu fo matter of speculation. It Is tilmilt..! that June 1 Is now a hct- twr gucss than May 1. OFFICERS DIE THROUGH In llie Dark 'llu-y MKlako I inch X 1 . -r lw Mil ii rulers nml Itolh Are. killed in listol Duel. 1'. . 1'aso. i : i.irie. Ml! . L": 2V Charles Jones . mounted customs i tii . weie f.'jnd lead in the dry m .r the i;io ilr.niiiu this morning and an investigation disclosed the fa' t that tie" probably killed each other in a pistol duel In the lark . i h mistaking the other for a .-m iiL'Li'-r. I sh-'ts were and this m w.r,- found heard about nilng the two together, sur- whieh at first ho 1, i-onn !. 1 hv foot trick lei The . men ha, j ftii-ei.s to believe that the he. mi .-urrounded and inur- ilered by i m u i whom they had Mil . l-.'d. Further invcs'Uit 'n. however, in dUat.s that ea.-h thought the other uas a smut'BliT an i 'hey fnuuht to the death. The tile two liOdie.., .- tracks surrounding .-cm 1 1 tit tne snots and the pistol of one f the dead III. his otie empty cartridge while the el her has two. People living In the neighborhood declare there were on'y three -hota fired. 1.'an was the son "t the late Major T. II I.og.m. L S. A., and Jones was a fortner railroad man. itoth ha 1 been in the service many years. CABINET CONSIDERS INVITATION TODAY It Is Regarded as Act of Courtesy and as Such Creates Embar rassing Situation After War Talk Between Nations -Fleet May Accept. Washington. March SO. Whether the Atlantic battleship fleet will stop at any port In Japan when It leaves San Francisco on its trip around the world and back to the Atlantic side will be determined by President Roosevelt and his cabinet at a meet ing to be held this afternoon. Through its representative here, Ambassador Takahira, the Japanese government today extended an invi tation for the fleet to visit any port In Japan on Its homeward cruise around the world. Ambassador Taka hira at once submitted the Invitation to Secretary Hoot, who immediately notified the president, and the latter has called a meeting of the cabinet to consider the Invitation. Much speculation Is Indulged in here as to what the Invitation means and as to whether It will be accepted. It is generally regarded as belpg sim ply a courtesy, on the part of the Japanese government and following the agitation against Japanese emi gration to America and the belief in some quarters that the big fleet was sent to the Pacific to demonstrate to Japan the United States navy's effi ciency and readiness (or trouble, it creates a somew hat embarrassing sit uation. ; Will IVolwMy Accept. Should it be Impossible to Include any Japanese port In the Itinerary of the fleet after It leaves San Francisco the matter might be taken as a slight by the Japanese government, further ing the feeling between the two na tions. Hy the majority It Is regarded, however, as nn Indication that Japan entertains no resentment against the United States on account of the ex elusion agreement and that the invb tatlon will be accepted In the uplrlt In which It Is extended, while the fleet will visit at least one Japanese port If satisfactory arrangements for so doing can ba made. Washington, March 20. )!y direc tion of the president, Secretary Root will this afternoon accept the invita tion of the Japanese government to have the Atlantic battleship fleet visit that country on Its return voy age. This decision was reached at a meeting of the cabinet this afternoon. H is believed that Yokohama will be the port visited and It Is expected that China will nlso extend an invi tation, in which case the fleet will visit Shanghai. AMERICAN RACER HAS AN ACCIDENT l.ivnkihmn Will IVe l!iiiirM In the IH-M-rt lYcnrli ;nin on T. Jiians. T.mopali A inerlean Xev., March 20. The ir became disabled yes- terday afternoon on the desert at Twin Springs. SO miles east of Tono pah. A rescue party ma le a record breaking run of 1 r. ; miles t,, the place In three hours and 1 minutes. Repairs on the machine will be mail" on the ground and it is expected Cm cur will reach Tonopah at 111') p. m. Ogallala, Nebr.. March '0. The ; first French car left di'aiiil.i 'his j morning for Cheyenne. The ear ma le il. miles yesterday, gaining neatly 50 miles on the Herman car. Lexington, Nebr.. March 2'V--Th fieinia.i car tied up here last night nf'er running ll'l miles during t lie day. It left early this morning f.r Cheyenne, which it hopes to re h h by midnight. i.'heyenne is near';. ""0 niiies west. Spring ValUy. Win., March J". -The Italian car left here at s o'clock thU morning and began climbing the Wasatch range six mili-s vest. From there the descent into Salt Like vil ley isi rapid. Spring Va'by U !'5 miles from g len. POP! LISTS 4Vi:K. Guthrie, Okla., March 20. Deletia t ons from several counties met here today and held a sttte Populist con vention. They elected fourteen ile'egates b St. Louis who are aiUi-Heai-t and anti-Watson. F. W. Jacobs, chair man of the Oklahoma Populist com- , mittee, is a candidate f Jr the presi dential nomination. iJJ ouu warn i y ' f(fiflflWft 'iff. r.iuiMuL ! 1 fc-nxLSW ' W i,V- ""i"iiiiniimniniii l ' DEPENDENTS WOULD SAVE THEMSELVES FROrtNT Suicide Pact Revealed In Chi cago Institution by Death of An Inmate. FEARED BANKRUPTCY WOULD END HOME Chicago, March 20. A suicide pact involving probably a dozen In mates of the Bethresda home for the aged Is 1elleved to have been reveal ed by the death of John Koch, who died yesterday by his1 own hand, af ter ridiculing John Hazelbach, who failed in his attempt at self de.-truc-tlon. The supposed motive Is the bank ruptcy of the home, a private Institu tion Into which many old folks, friendless and alone In the world, had placed the savings of a lifetime expecting to be cared for till death. As a result of the bankruptcy the aged Inmates are face to face with destitution. Koch, who was 6S years old, paid $200 to the home and others of the twenty-one inmates paid the Institu tion as high as $2,000 each. Mrs. Emma Haueh, one of the su pervisors of the home, predicts number of additional suicides, nl though she dissuaded three who had avowed such purpose. BANKER SPEVER WILL SETTLE MERGER PLANS I Hi- riial at Mevico (lij io U- I lowtyl hy SelllciiK iit of I lUillroml Plans. I id ' Mexico City. March 20. James H Speyer, the New York h inker. Is ex- j i led here tomorrow with his party, i II.. has beep making a tour of the Mexican Central and National rail- wa y. It Is expected that a conference will be held between him and Finan ' cial Minister L! man tour, which will ,,o,,a..iy ne lo.ioue,, .. ""',' .settlement of the railroad merger plans and signing of the final paper " MiW YORKKR ARIUiSTKD. San Francisco, March 20. Idw ard Puike, a New York Jewelry buyer, wanted In that city for the theft of . pearls and diamonds valued at $163,- I 000, was arretted last night as he j walked out of a McAU sttr streut Ka - offices of Marceilus & Pitts on Hroad-! Willoughby al-. taught a Sunday I L itton, March 20. A merger of way. New York, and had access to i school clas. it .ston & Malnu railroad Interests I their riot k of gems. Many magnifi- Aftor their return home they quar- with those of New York, New Haven cent pearls were being imported forlrebd and then retired. While his A- Hartford is approved, ubjeit to the Chinese government and Hurke j ife was asleep Willoughby chloro- lertain conditions, In the majority re managed to make away with $50,000 ; formed her and the n shot her he-; port of the committee appointed by of the.e and other pearls and dla-lhlnd the left ear, causing instant , the MasiaehusetU legislature last monds. the value of w hich amounted dt-ath. He then shot himself. j July, w hich report, with two mlnor- to $165,000. He disappeared last j Willoughby is 50 years old. mi l it reports, submitted to tne leg May. I his wife Is three years his Junior. j-d-tture today. BISHOP FOWLER'S DEATH CLOSES-USEFUL CAREER His Life Devoted to Church Work and the Cause of Education. ORGANIZED SCHOOLS THE WORLD OVER New York, March 20. Rev. Chas. H. Fowler, bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, died at his home here today after a long lllress. Horn In 11137 Bishop Fowler's long life was filled with activity for the church and the cause of education. Ill 1872 he was elected president of Northwestern university and he re ma i ned at the head of that institu tlon four years, then becoming editor of the Christian Advocate. He was made missionary secretary of the church In 1880 and four years later was elected bishop. As missionary secretary he organ ized Pekln university In Northern China; Nanking university In Central China; the First Methudist Kplscopnl ! church In St. Petersburg; established , McCiay College of Theology In South- crn California, and sonsolldated thris; ' colleges in Nebraska into the Ne- ! a hrnska Weslyn university at Lincoln.1 lie was trustee of the Syracuse I university, the Drew Tln-ologlrnl sem- iary at Madison, N. .1 , and the Am erican university; a member of the hour. of managers of the Methodist Missionary society, the church exten sion society and other Methodist so. cities. Death was due to heart failure re-' Milting from a complication of d s eases. He ha! been ill for two year-. KILLS HIS WIFE FOR ANOTHER WOMAN Oeorge I Milwinkei Willoughby. March manager of the Jf-wett and Sherman company's coffee and spice ml I in, early today shot and kill- e i his ite at t inir home. Willoughby , t,li.,.-. If and is ,,t ei led ((( r,.(;,,v,. I He confes-ed to the police that he ; committed the murder because he ' was Infatuated with another woman j whom he hi., I be n sepaiated from 'for years. Willoughby and his wife last even- i ing attended a social at the Park place Methodist Kplscopnl church ANDREWS GILLS RECEIVE SIGNATURE OF THE Tucumcarl Land Office Opens July I -Widows Draw $12 Pensions. SENATE PASSES SECOND DESERT ENTRY BILL Washington, March 20.- The bills introduced by Delegate W. II. An drews, providing for the selection of lieu lands, the establishment of land office at Tucumcarl and pension ing widows of the Civil, Mexican an Indian wars each at $12 n month, all of which were passed by Congress without any opxsltion, were today signed by the president and are now la I'nder the direction of the depart mint of the Interior special agent will begin at once to prepare the necessary books and papers and the new land office, created at Tucumcarl will lie opened July I, according to the plans of the department. The office is sorely needed and no more deiuy than Is absolutely necessary will lie permitted to hinder Its opening The bill providing for second dt ert land entry was taken up In the Senate this morning and passed with out opposition. EL PASO SOUTHWESTERN PASSENGER DERAILED rei ki-! at Miilniiilil Near Ton PitM-iigcr Duly slightly Injured. Torranc, N. M., March 20.- (S- !iul) Passenger train No. 1 op the j lil l'u and .Southwestern railioid was derailed at midnight one mile north of Torrance. The water car lun.oe.l the track carrying with It the mail cur, haggige car. smoker, a .ehiir car and the diner. The three sleepers remained on the track. I Baggageman McImw was Injured I but tne extent of his Injuries cannot ! be learned A number of passengers were bruised and cut by glass but I their Injuries are all slight. The pus m tiger were transferred arnunj the i wreck. The track was torn up for i some distance and the cars were over I turned in 'he ditch. ,., , ,, ,c ito i:i. Convention Still Discusses Policy to be Pursued After April Contracts Expire. NO REDUCTION IN THEJAGE SCALE Committee Advocates Walkout at End of the Month If No Agree ment Has Been Reached Then With Operators-Advises Miners to Work. Indianapolis, March 20. The na tional convention of the United Mint Worker of America thla afternoon received a number of reports from its scale committee, which has been considering since last Thursday a fu ture policy for the organlratlon. The delegates adjourned till morning when the committee will come up for adoption or amendment. : " The scale committee recommended yearly settlements with the operators hy districts, the minimum demand being the present wage scale and conditions In each district. Local diff erences are to be adjusted by the dis trict conferences. The scale committee In Its report said: In Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, comprising what is known as the southwestern field, we have contracts with the coal operators by whiyh we have agreed to meet them In joint conference to ar range a wage scale before the present one expires. A similar condition ex ists in central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, western Kentucky, Michi gan, Iowa and Colorado, one or the prlmo reasons for the success which our organisation has attained is that wstie we have contended for the best conditions possible to secure lawmak ing u scale, when once It has been agreed to we havo held it to be in violate. We must not break these contracts now. For the foregoing reasons we rso- ommend the following policy is adopted: That districts 14, 21 and 25, con stltuting the southwestern scale dis ttict, be Instructed to go into a Joint convention with the coal operators of that Held for the purpose of .mak ing a scale of wages and conditions of employment for the ensuing scale year. That tht basis upon which such scales shall be made shall be not leas than the present rates. That all international differences local grievances and inequalities be referred to the southwestern Inter state conferences for adjustment or otherwise us their Judgment may dic tate. "That the same conditions bo ap plied to districts 2. 13, 15, 17, 23 and 24, where Joint conferences are to be held. "That where contracts are mado to take effect April 1 or thereafter. the miners shall proceed to work un der such contracts. "That where contracts have not been made by April 1 and Joint con ferences are being held at that time or the purpose of negotiating a con ract, the district or districts in said conferences shall have authority to continue ut work ponding tnc result of such conferences. "That where no contract has been made prior to April 1, and no Joint conference is being held at that time to negotiate a wage scale, u suspen sion of work shall take ptace until an agreement has ben secured, except where Joint wage conferncs of rep resentatives of operators and miners or district or groups of districts meet. They are the,, authorized to resume operations pending final ne gotiations and signing a contract." TRANSVAAL PRODUCES MILLIONS IN GOLD Ml Of It Cullies Prom Ki-ef mi Wliliii City of .liiliiincsliiirg is IsM'itUil. W.ishiiigion, March 20. The gold mines of the Transvaal produced In 1 till 7. $ 116. 750, (100 worth or gold which, with the exception of $5, 0 n O.ofi ci. wan obtained along the reef upon which is situated the ci'y of Johannesburg. This Information nunfi to the state department from the United States consul at Victoria. South Africa, who adds that prospecting and new min ing enterprises outside of the Johan nesburg districts have yielded prac. tieally nothing. iiM-ix-r A(yriii:u i mmih, ilallipohs. Ohio, March 20. Indi cations today are for a disastrous j; l. The 1!. & o. riilvay officials predict a freshet tiiill to that in Ims4 and say all traffic will be tied up. Heavy rams have fallen throughout the valiey and great damage is al ready done. Bankers Declare He Has Pre vented Resumption of Business Since the Panic. HAD RECEIIIERiFOR SOLVENT COMPANIES Legislature Considers Resolution Calling for Investigation of State Office Who Is Charged With Giving Fat Jobs to His Favorites. Albany, N. T., March 80. In th legislature today Senator Martin Sax of New York Introduced a concurrent resolution providing for a legislative; Investigation of the conduct of the office of the attorney general of the state during the administration of the present incumbent, W. 8. Jackson, of Buffalo, especially with reference to receiverships of banks and trust com panles. Mr. Jackson was elected on the Democratic-Independence league ticket In November, 1906, and ' been in office since January 1, 1907. The general impression about the capitol is that the resolution will be adopted and the Inquiry will be In stituted. The essential paragraph of the res olution recites that during the recent panic a large number ef financial in stitutions In New York City were compelled to suspend an J that It aas el nee been widely charged that the of. flees of the attorney general have been used by Mr. Jackson and his subordinates and assistants to prevent resumption of solvent banks and trust companies; that he has procured the appointment of political favorites as receivers for such institutions, and that by corrupt practices In the at torney general's office the present fi nancial depression and distress have been prolonged. Senator Saxe said today that he In troduced the resolution at the In stance of certain bankers In New York City, whose names he might given later, but that It represented his own views. COTTON CROP WAS SMALLER LAST YEAR Census Hurt Kay It IkHtvuHttl Nearly Two Million I la lot Washington, March 20. A census eport Issued today shows that the cotton crop grown In 1907 aggregat ed 11.261, 163 running bales, counting he round us half bales and including linters and showed a total of 27,577 active ginneries for the year. This U against 13,305.265 bales In 1906 and 10,725.602 in 1905. The average gross weight of bales for 190" Is 501.8 pounds. MEXICANS WON'T LEAVE MOID HOMES Object to ViunUiug llotisrs Just 11c. rouse AiucrJeuns Hav I ur (iiaxtl I-uinl. Mexico City. March 20. A squad ron of cavalry of the regular army has bei u sent to La Mula ranch, sit uated near the Texas border In the state of Chihuahua, to quell trouble among a lot of natives, who object to being dispossessed from the punch by tho representative of an American syndicate, headed by James it. Keene and William K. Hearst of New York, who recently bought the property. The Mexican squatters and their forefathers hive lived upon the ranch for more than a hundred years, and they have refused to turn it over to the American owners. Messrs. Keene and Hearst have been prospecting for oil -n that section for some lime. They are said to have "bought" several good wells of oil. The ranch from which the squatters are to be ousted embraces 2U0.000 aci ti. HOI SK SCOKNS ASSIST Washington, March 20. Hy a vote of lis to 115 the House today laid on the table a resolution calling upon the president for information on cor- porations gathered corporations. hy the bureau of Si:TOU 11KYAX IS IIJ.. Washington, March 20. Serious apprehension is felt concerning Sen ator Ilt-yan of Florida, who U ill with typhoid fever. His case is considered critical.