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ALBUQUERQUE CITIZEN TRAIN ARRIVALS ' No. t 7 45 P- ni. I No 45-5 P- m- Nu. 7 lo. 5 s P m. No. 8 6.40 p. m. No. 9 1 1.45 p. m. WEATHER FORECAST Denver. Colo., April 25,-Tonliht fair; colder north portion, with fust. Sunday fair and colder. WED GET THJE NEWS FIRST VOLUME 23. ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY, AFJUL 25. 190S. NUM13ER 99 MORE THAN TWO HUNDRED DEAD T 21 3 FROM ORNA Mississippi. AlabarfiUind Louisiana in the Path of WorstV yrms That Have Visited the Guif St s in Years-Five Hundred Are Injuria and Many of Them Will Die From Their Injuries and Exposure. WHOLE TOWNS SWEPT AWAY BY TWISTERS; INHABITANTS BURIED UNDERNEATH DEBRIS Five Towns Blown Down. One tie Villages In Ruins Result From Wind Storms That Raged Throughout Yesterday-Most of the Dead Are Nf groes but Many Whites Lost Lives or Sustained Serious Injuries In Storm-Relief Trains Bring Injured to Hospitals Xc-.v Orleans, April 23. The dead, i more than 200; injured at least BOO. I These were grim fids which came I to light tills morning when a little! of tin wreckage of yesierday's torna do in l,ouisrtna, M ississippi and Al tibiinni had been cleared away, The tornadoes lasted altogether about 12 hours striking promiscuously one town after the other from before daylight Friday until midafternoon. Many hours after they struck, trains hearing nearly 200 injured came t rawling cautiously out of the torna do districts, leaving behind one town J'urvis, Miss., utterly demolished; five others practically blown away and llfteen little villages in more or less acute stage of ruin. With these wounded came details of one of the worst disasters in the history of the gulf states. First of allf it became known that negro comprised the moat of the dead, most -of their deaths occurring In Itimsy cabins, and the most badly wounded came from" the same places. Th" identified white dead early to- clay numbered 42. In addition it Is reported that four whites were killed in YcO.UIum, Miss., which would bring the white dead to 46. The Lumber of negroes killer) was be tween 150 and 175. The tiwna which suffered the damage in addition to 1'urvis were Amite. Ia.. Mcl'allum, I Mfljmirin and Winchester, Miss, and Alhertgille, Ala. In Purvis, of about 200 dwelling, only seven were left standing. Twnnly IVrvvns Wnvkiil. Atlanta, 5a., April 25. In all nearly twenty towns were struck by the "twlstrs," of which there seem to have been nt least five. The t irnado that tlrst appeared In Concordia Parish, Ia., appears to have bepn the most serious in respect to number of victims ami territory overed. Although It traveled through a rural district and struck no Kirge towns the known results of Its work are f. 4 dead 'and at least 100 injured with the prospect that the list wlTT be considerably swtdled Moro than 50 of the dead are negroes whose log cabins proved particularly fatal to the oceupunts, being easily torn to pieces while the weight of the tim bers crushed the Inmates to death. Alter leaving Concordia Parish the storm crossed over into Mississippi j and traversed portions of Adams, Jefferson and 4. la bourne counties. Its path being about 1.000 feet wide. What appears to have been two different tornadoes also struck in western A t.i bp ma. one c laiming six victims .it llergen and Thomas saw mill, srn'tll place, and another strut k A I hi "vlMe. where thirty persons are reported to have been killed. This, however, canno' be confirmed as all wires are down. Belief for the suffer, rs Is being ".isp,it. !). .1 from all avuiliblo points. linlcr Martial Uvr, ,v Orleans. April 25. Amite, was so badly damaged that it put iind-r martial law it once r lers of the mayor. Th.. .-Inrm k 'here just about noun, killing wh te pernios iin 1 thirteen ne- ". Ui.. u as by si rui two fcroe. outright nr.. I injur, cr-. mostly negroes. The total death li.-t d many oth- Amite rea. lies ,.,t l..;-t 23 It u :t .I" w as possibly killed at Amite. Ho to w i r ( his rliu red. islle I n'-ting the bel ltcv. Father the first person wis in the bell bavins just fin He was crush fuliimr tower, of Amite, was ed -o letth Mrs W. eauuiit by tl driving home. by th. I laden. tornado as she was A tree f. II items the in, but she was un- horse. k.lhnsT hi bin". Forty person 'mil tin rei.il hot ' a i r'o 1 a way tl .liniiur at the en the storm f but none of tlie diners were hurt The pith of the tornado is about two arid a half mile wile and when il pas. .1 Amile stood w reeked. A large number of farm animals were killed. Th greatest loss of life among the negroes occurred in t lie Vicinity of Natchez, Miss. Twenty-five persons were killed in Adams county S IN 3 STATES Demolished and Fifteen Lit Miss., near Natchez, and thirty-five in the neighborhood of Church Hill. The tornado In this section was about 1"0 miles north of the Amite tornado and struck about breakfast time. In this section a negro baby was carried 300 yards land deposited in a swamp, unhurt. An aged negro woman was whired into the air and her head almost severed by flying timbers. The body of u little negro boy was found In a field with a piece of timber driven through his heart. Only Two Whites l)eal. Natchez, Miss., April 25. Two bodies, both colored and badly man gled, victims of yesterday's tornado, were found between Giles Bend and Pine Itidge thin morning, bringing the Hist of dead in this section to 71, of which number all are negroes hut two. Several Injured are not expected to live. Nine Injure! negroes from the Church Hill neighborhood were re ceived at the Charity hospital this morning. These arrivals were rein forced by seven from the Lucerne plantation In Concordia Parish, La. Five Wore Killed. Atlanta, Oa., April 25. Iteports re ceived here today Fay a severe wind storm struck Griffin, Ga., during tne night, wrecking part of the town, killing live and injuring at least llf teen. The report declares a cotton mill and other business houses were blown down. From Columbus, Ga. the Associated Press received a. dis patch today saying that two persons were killed and a dozen Injured by a. storm there. Communication (Hit Off. .New Orleans. April 25. As the result of terrific storms which yes lernay swept, tne gu:r states, com munication between cities in this section of the country Is poor today and In the majority of Instances there Is no communication ul ali. Trains coming into New Orleans on various railroads report heavy dam age all along the lines and it Is be lieved the death list In Loulsana. Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabamvi Mill reach several hundred. Mobile, April 25. Report. receiv ed here today state that the town of Fort Deposit. US miles from Mobile, was almost wiped out by last night's tornado. I 'oui- Tim us ill's.! ii oil. Atlanta, April 25. A telephone message from the path of the storm reports fitulities at Shipley, Harris City, Mclionough and Locust Grove, Georgia. It In reported hero that a number of persons were killed in the-e town. The storm in this sec tion followed a path a few hundred yard wide. A telephone message fro,,. Griffin, Ga.. sas Mrs. M. K. Greer and M. P. Chapel w.re killed outright in their 1 .nines and Mrs. Harris and son have die I since. The storm struck Griftin about 2 this morning cutting a path about a hundred yards wile through tne city and destroying at least 25 Ili'U-cs besides tile liaptst church and on,, or two other public leiii i- 'IX AS. Nil miters Were ll.jlll'eo. Koine, Ga., April 25 A report r. ached h. re tait tAeuij p. rsons were killed by a terrific storm be t w i . n Ceilntowii and Cave springs, Ga. S'i'i Francisco, A pill 23. Alexander McAdie, ill charge of the Cnited States weather bureau, reports a mod erate earthquake here at 2:34 this morning. No damage was done. Pirmitigh.tm. Apr I 2 .Twenty five per... ms are reported killed at Al. liertviilt , Ala., in yest. rd.i . s tornado 1'iiniini.hani, Ala., April 25. Ue ports though still somewhat meager as to the result of the t..r:,a lo that w.iit through Alabama yesterday. In dicate that fifteen people lost their live In this Mate and between sev enty ami 100 are injured, mx or eight fatally. Property damaged amounts tit hundreds of fhonand of dollars Many of the sufferers were poor' people and there is considerable dis tress. Purvis, Miss., April 23. An air of i death and desolation marks Turvis to dny. The total death list In this vi cinity has now reached 62 and It Is believed particulars from the sur rounding country will add materially to these figures. Mobile, April 25. Heports received here today say that at MeCullam, Miss., probably twenty were killed anil several Injured In yesterday's storm. The MeCullam trestle and four hundred feet of track -were blown off the right of way and nothing was b it i.f the trestle but the piling. SHIPS IN COLdJSIOV. Portsmouth, April 25. The Ameri can liner St. Paul and the British cruiser Gladiator have been in colli sion off the Isle of Wight. As a re sult the Gladiator had to be beached and is now aground off Yarmouth. Several members of the crew of the cruiser sustained Injuries. The St. Paul with damaged bow is standing by the Gladiator. cash iioi.imngs i.k;i:h. New York. April 25. The state ment of clearing house banks for the week shows that the banks hold $58, 9S4.750 more than the legal require ment. This Is an Increase of $9,011, 325 In the proportionate cash reserve as compared with last week. TEMPERANCE UNION ELECTS OFFICERS The Woman's Chrlstltn Temper ance 1'nion met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. J. Marsh. Devotions were led by Mrs. Swan, after w hich the meeting proceeded to the eleition of officers, which had been incompleted at the last meet ing. s finished the election resulted as follows: President- -Dr. Margaret G. Cart- wrlght. Secret a ry M rs. Treasurer- Mrs. Vice President l Nutter. Vice presidents Methodist Mrs. C. K. Vaughn. Mary W. Harnes. at Large Mrs. S. in churches: Alice Livingston. Presbyterian Mrs. Pitt Koss. Congregational Mrs. W. J. Marsh. Hapti.it Mrs. Isabella Warner. Superintendents of department: , Evangelistic Mrs. Katherine lleald. Mothers' Meetings Mrs. lavld s( w art. Flower Mission Mrs. M. J. Butler. Franchise Mrs. Lillian Wilson . Sunday School Mrs. C. K. Vaughn Press Reporter Mrs. David Stew art. Huslness lielng finished there fol lowed a short program: Song Miss Lula Palmer Accompanied by Miss Hopping. Paper ."Denatured Alcohol," Dr. Daily. Piano duet Misses Cochran and Statson Heading "The Army Canteen"... Mrs. S. C. Nutter ..Adjourned to meet May xth at the home of Mrs. John Strumqulst, 807 Fast Grand avenue. D06 POISONING CASE GOES TO JURY Attorneys finish Arirunicnm and J iimr Ititirc to Consider I'.vt denct Value of the Ifcig Is Impressed on Jurors. The Learning dog poisoning case went to the Jury at 3 o'clock this af ternoon, after u trial lapsing over three days. Attorney George S. Klock made the opening argument for the prose cution, talking a half hour before noon. The attorneys agreed that each side should limit its argument to an hour. Mr. Klock impressed up on the jury, eight of whom were na tives, the value of the animal killed as a sheep dog. It was Scotch Collie of a very fine breed. He also spoke of it us being a family dog, kind of disposition .and safe for children. The evidence against Learning was purely circumstantial. Judije l.aughry in addressing for the jury reviewed the ease from Its inception pointing nut to the jury the perfect r'glit of Learning to buy pois on to c,iw to vermin which had been killing his chickens and squirrel that had been stealing hi corn. He referred to a clipping from the Molding Journal, produced as t-vi- le.ice i.y the prosecution In the most :...tn terms, .saying paper of that ci.i-s a't. mptod tt be sens iti 'tia'. HOLD SHORT SESSION Tin.' cmnty commi.s.-ionors held a H 'it m sshm th:. unon'tig and tr- red paid a number of bills not fil ..ir'l at Ihu last session. The bond i' II. liillenwator for Jl.nfiii as a supervisor "f roa I district No. w as a j. pi oved. Cha.s. Clicker. John Mann and 'ei Hard i llunick were appointed mmlsionc,"s to view and appraise iioperty which will have to bo con erined f r the purpose of widening he extension it Central avenue In IJ Albuiiuei -quo Lt'twfei'ti Ire Ker- ' -i- mi home "; i tne I'o-to Hici. a lo-i. The sever 1 buildings prelecting i'o where tlu road ought to be will c moved a"! I the .tref-t graded. CHANGE IN BOUNDARIES OF NEW MEXICAN FORES IS President Signs Bill Combin ing Manzanos and AU. Tay lor Under Name of Manzanoes. VALUABLE YELLOW PINE IS FOUND Necessity for Protecting Trees for the Use ol Settlers-Many Thous and Acres Added and Pait of the Old Area Is Taken Off. Washington, April. 25. The presi dent has Just signed a proclamation combining the Maaiano and Mt. Tay lor national forests, fs'ew Mexico, un der the name of the Manzano national forest. Itesides designating the two forests t Manzano No. 1 and" Man zano No. J, the proclamation makes several changes In the boundaries of each. Approximately 70,836 acres have been added to the old Manzano and an elimination of that part of the forest lying south o hu Helen cut off of the Santa Fe railroad, amount ing to 167.ir acres, has been made. The additions are located along the northeast portion "of Manzano No. 1, bordering the Kstnnc'a valley. ThU Includes the greater portion of th north and south Han iJedro moun tains. This addition lies be. tween the San Pedro grant, Tejon grant and Ortiz Mine grant. Much or the extreme northern portion of the addition covers the steep nlopes of the .North and South San Pedro mountains, while the sou'hern part covers a more or leu su ooth coun try along the enat slo.lc t the Wan 7.a no mountains. Considerable yellow pine Is found in the an-a included In this recent pro clamation In the vicinity of the San Pedro mountains. On North Stm Pe dro mountains there are scattered clumps, of yellow pine and red fir, while on the south side of the moun tains there is some good pine In the canyons. The slopes of San Pedro mountains bear u mattered stand of red fir and yellow pine. Much of this mountain has been cut over from time to time to supply the mines at San Pedro and Golden. With the excep tion of the areas covered by yellow pine the remainder of the additions Ih covered with a heavy stand of Juni per and plnon. The K-stancia valley, which borders the addition on the east, is rapidly becoming a prosperous agricultural region and large numbers of peoplw are coining in from all parts of the middle west to take up ranches in this locality. I'nder the new Campbell system of dry farming there lias been considerable success the past few years, and hence it is very important that the timber and woodland em braced in the additions be protected from ruthless exploitation in order that the settlers may have an abund ant supply of wood for fuel and posts, both at the present lime and iu the f ut ure. The elimination made by this proc lamation, of all thu land lying south of the Helen cut-off, contains a con siderable quantity of Juniper and pinon timber, but on account of its isolation and the great scarcity of water it does not form a very Impor tant factor iu the timber supply of the Kstitncia valley. This urea is chndly Impoitant al the pre.sent time for sheep grazing. The recent proclamation also add ed an an-i of 110.&25 acres to the old Mt. Taylor National forest now M . i ii.. i no No. 2. This addition is in two ttodies, one on the high mesa northeast of tin- town of San Mateo, locally known as the Sieiia Chivato ami tile oilier on the riilste northwest it tin- town of San Miteo. The fin -no r lies In hii-i n the Ceholleta, g tiatio ('have.-, and I'.artoloine I'Vi natidix land grants and the IlKlll.ll forest. A greater portion of this an-a is covered with a fair stand of yellow pine Miner which although .1 may not be of any gnat commercial value at the present time, prom is - to be of tin.it importance in the future. In the other addition to the Man zano No. J. on the ridge lying north west of the town of San Mateo, there are some- scattered bod:- ..f yellow pine upon the higher points, while the remaining area is clothed with a dense stand of Juti'per and pinon. which will aveiage. at least. ten cor I- j-r acre. ri m.isiiKKs m:i: cannon. Washington April 2a. A . -01111101-teo from the American Newspaper rulili.shers' association visited the capltol today and conferred with Spintker Cannon and other members of the House relative to the prospe. I. for legislation placing wood pulp and news print on the free list. Herman Kidder president ot the association, had a long talk with the speaker over the situation while other members were Interviewed by various; n re sinutivis of th publishers. LAND COMMISSION CAN ACCEPT SALARY FORJfVORK Removing Restrictions From Officers Is Favorably Reported. IMMENSE LAND TRACK INVOLVES MUCH WORK Washington, April 25. Representa tive Howland of the committee of public lands reported favorably the bill Introduced by Delegate Andrew providing for the allowance of com pensation to the members of the Unit ed States land commission to tho ter ritory of New Mexico, amended o as to reud: TJiat each member of the selecting commission mentioned wild described In section 8 of the act of Congress ap proved June 21, 1SS, entitled "An iu-t making certain grants of land to the territory of New Mexico, and for other puposes," consisting of the gov ernor of the territory of New Mexico, the surveyor general of said territory and the solicitor general thereof, shall receive such compensation for their services as members of said commis sion an the legislative assemblies of said territory may from, time to time provide, not to exceed the sum of J600 per annum. Section 2. That a l acts and parts of acts so far us Inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed and tola act snail be in force from and after It approval. After completing the amendments thv report says: Since the passage of the uct of June 21, lSttS, the legisla tive assembly of New Mexico hau made appropriations of J 1.500 to pay this commission for its work, but sec tion Ht.'iS of the revised statete.s of the Cnited States prohibits tho governor and surveyor general from receiving any other salary than that allowed by Congress; and It is tho purpose of this bill to remove the inhibition re ferred to and allow the members of the commission to accept the compen sation provided for by the New Mex ico legislature. Tire sah.ry of Vt governor Is $2,000 per annum, thut of thu surveyor gen eral $2. not), ami attorney general lit. "On. At the present time there Is BOii, l acres of land to be selected by the board, -which Involves a very great ileal of time and labor in addi tion to the other duties of the officials composing thu board; and it is folt by the committee that tho governor and surveyor general should be allowed to accept the compensation for their la bor provided by the legislature, a' well as the attorney general, who ac cepts his part of the appropriation without question. WHOLESALE GROCERS HOLD ANNUAL MEETING Olliivix Are 1 1-101 vtcd mid ItouliiM' lliisinevs Trmisncti-ri by MemlHTs at Alvumiln Tli.x .Morning. Tin; New Mexico Wholesale I i ro llers' association held its third an nual meeting this morning at the Al varado, elected officers for the ensu ing yoar und transacted considerable routine business. Harry W. Kelly, manager for tiros. Kelly & Co., at Las Vegas, was reelected president, and M. W. Hrowne, of Urown'-Manzanares & Co., of Las Vegas succeeded himself as secretary. Those present were the above of licers, i '. N. Cotton, of the Cotton company of (,'allup; Frank Jones, of Jones-1 low nes & Co., of Sliver City, and C. K. Kemsbetg, of the Hems berg Mercantile company of Itaton. A feature of the meeting was the puolic Kpiritcdrioss shown by the as sociation iu adopting a resolution up pointing Harry Kelly and Frank Crown a committise to go to San l-'nineisco to treet Admiral Kvans and the fleet. Mr. Kelly and Mr. Jones will leave for the Collen Cue "ty within a few days. The only members absent were Ccorg.. Arnot. manager of the local loaned of i;i-pt-.s. Kelly & Co.. who Is in liillnp on business, and H W. "artw right of Santa Fe, who could not be present. nxi:iti.i. ni. idi:s ii)i 1 in s. I'uthbert, (la., April 25. As the re sult of a baseball g-anie played here today tills county (Hanilolphl will go to liovernor Hoke Smith by di failit in the June primary, the leading sup I in ters of "Joe" Jirow n being bound i"l to make a fight to carry the county. Itefore the game was called it was discovered that every man un one team was for Smith, while the mem bers of the other team were for I trow 11. The leading supporters of Smith and Jirown then practically iag.ed the county's vote on tho -tune. Th" Smith team won, 15 to 8. Urown's supporters say th.y will ibid.- by the result. 1 ohm i n hiiXAitti: ii: i. Italtlmore, April 25. Former I'nii 1 d States Senator J. N. Camden of SVe-t Virginia died here today lifter .1 short illness. He retired from tin; Senate several years ago and has since sided in this city. UNITED STATES A BULLY SAYS PRESIDENT "America Is Vain With the Thought That They Are Standard Bearers." WHY SHOULD ANYONE INVOKE DIPLOMACY? Ctracu, Voneauela, April 25. El Constitutional, whoso utterances may be regarded as those of President Cas tro, applauds Judge Calhoun's first conclusion that tho New York and Bernmdes company never fulfilled the conditions Imposed by the Hamilton concessions, but referring to the other three adverse conclusions, it says; "The American judge !ould not maintain the impartiality of his posi tion, and he has tried to invalidate his own opinion, based 011 good law, by m.nns of two or three high-sounding phrases of a petlfogging lawyer. Inas much us from w hatever side one looks at the question, and no T tatter how much sophistry and subtlety of a pet tifogging lawyer Is Invokec, the ques tion presents only a Jurldlo charac ter. We nsk, in what courts does Judge Calhoun think tho trial should be in those of V'eneuueia or those of Norm America? "Further, If the question Is exclus ively of law, to be decided by law courts, why Is diplomacy Invoked? What have the statu departments of one or the other country got to do with the mutter? What Is the reason for these notes, either reticent, un seasonable or intemperate, but always unharmonlous or aggressive, by means of which the American govern ment thinks It can maintain, before a conscientious and just government like ours, the prestige of its moral authority, the reputation of its states men who try to mix up with a ques tion not nt all within their Jurisdic tion, and the good name of a people who are vain with the thought that they are the standard bearers of jus tice and the paladins of liberty? Is It by maintaining such a leonine pre tension of its own rights and of those of the Lntlu Jvnwtcn-repa.illcs that tho L'ulted Status can hope ihat Ku rope will consent that It b" the guar dian of justice in America? "Ueturning to the limited sphere of the question of the Hermudea com pany, we ask, Is It now, tafter four years, that Judge Calhouu Informs his government that the company had no rights under the Hamilton concession but did have them under the mining law ? Or Is It that he did inform his government of this four years ago and that the American government had reserved this fact to bring It forward today, thus pretending to Introduce a new element into the question V Hut even this element leaves the mat ter on purely legal grounds, about w hich neither ministers, nor secretar ies of state, nor political advisers, nor ofllcious newspapers can have -anything to ay.'" AUTOMOBILE LINE IN THE HIGHLANDS Two Machines Will He Pun-luissil anil Half Hour ScIunIiiIi; Itctwecii Hesileiiii' I'ortion and Huslness District Will Ih- .MailiUiim-tl. Ilusiinss men are organizing an automobile line to run between tho busiucrt district and the Highlands and according to present plans ex pect to purchase two machines at a cost of H.MIO. one machine will maintain half hour schedules between the Highlands and downtown 'and tin- other machine will be held In readiness to take parties to the mountains and various places of In terest. Tin. company will not issue stock, according to pre. lit plans, but will try to sell books of tickets, each ticket being good for a ride at any time. A solicitor for the company is HOW ilir Kill 111 Sell.Ilg these coupon book- and upon the 11 11 111 li. r sold de pends the SUCCes. Of tile eV filter pl ise. HOBSON GOES WEST ON IMPORTANT BUSINESS Humor, sd in Washington That His Mission Will Have souii-Hung lit ln Willi I.irm'r Nuvy. Washington, April Z7i. A story Is hi log told in the House ( K. prevent atives that somebody jiigh in author ity has sent Representative Hi hmoild I'ourson llohson on u mission to the I'acific coast, which is expected 1 1 bring results that will cause Congress to see the necessity of authorizing the construction of four instead of two battleships. llohson has 1-ft Wash ington, and It is .said In- wdl join the fleet at some California port. What hid inlfvsio,, portends is a mat ter or Interesting speculation In the House. Those, members who fought the four battleship program tear lloh son has something up hi.s sl.ive and has the aid and support of officials high in authority. 11 jbson. It is said, b it Washington Saturday. It is sup posed he will be In San Francisco tomorrow. CASTRO FLORAL FESTIVAL FOR SAILORS AT SANTA Fleet Leaves the Los Angeles Ports Early This Mornlnj on Way Up the Coast. PARADE OFlifRS LARGER THAN EVER Gardens Along the Coast Have Been Stripped of Flowers to Fur nish Ammunition for Battle That Will be One of Biggest Events of Reception. . Santa Barbara, Calif., April 25. Last night might have been called "decorution night" or "transforma tion night." If anything was needed to announce that a flower festival la at hand and that the United States battleship fleet will arrive this after noon the decorations tell the Mory. The whole water front is a mu of color, pennants, lanterns and banners make a charming setting for the fiesta. Great crowds flock to tho city and there will be a vast mul titude to watch the fleet as It casts anchor. The chief feature of the celebra tion w ill be a parade and floral bom bardment Monday and- a dance of flowers Wednesday and Thursday evening. The parade promises to be more beautiful and larger ttaui In previous years. At the parade dou bles and counter marches on the boulevard by the ocean there will be a bombardment. Tho gardens along the entire coast for miles on both sides of Santa Bar bara fiave been stripped of flowers to provide ammunition and after the battle the line of march will bo bur ied In blossoms. Venice, Cal.,' April '15. A nundred thousand people from 8:30, to 8,. this morning witnessed the procession of the entire fleet of battleships before they started for Santa Barbara. Long Reach, Cal., April 25. The ships of the second division of the Meet weighed anchor at 5:30 this morning and steamed up the coast. San Pedro, April 25. At 5:45 this morning the Rear Admiral Thomas squadron sailed for Santa Barbara. Off the breakwater it Joined the ves of the second division. BARBARA WALTON MAY RAGE JOR CONGRESS Bright Attorney anil NcAvsjmp. Man Vuli'tly Talked or by llwi faithful an a Mljrhty ;ood Substitute for (). A. Lttrruzola, 1'uimms Ix-adcr of l'orlom Hojics. W. H. Walton, editor of the Silver I'ity Independent and a well known uttorney of Grant county, spent today In Alliuiueriue on legal matters. Incidentally Mr. Walton, w ho is thn secretary of the Democratic territorial central committee, spent some littla time hobnobbing with the leading lights in Democratic- circles In thlti city. Mr. Walton had heard that there was a city election in Albuquerque and he smiled a pleased smile at the results thereof In the shape of a Dem ocratic city administration. As the result of his visit here the little story to the i-ffccl that W. 11. Walton might be nominated by tho Democrats u.i their candidate for dele Kate to rongress again bobbed up. Nobody would s.und sponsor for the story, of course, but nearly every mm admitted thai they had heard some thing about it. It Is understood Mr. Walton doe not want the nomination but again In mi. lit be induced to run. Tlie Democrats are ulready fi-arning things up and will be ready to get litiht down to liu.-lne.ss Just as soon as the nominating convention Is over. .Mr. Walton sm'liiiKly assured his friend here today that the Demo cratic chances in the territory never looked better. line thing -about Mr. Walton which uppeuU to everyouo is ins extreme optimism. He 1. al ways hopiful. It is a part of hi gen uine Democracy. The disposition, which firsj maul fi sti d itseif in tliis city some wuk. ago, to .sidetrack U. A. I.arruzoio uf Las Vegiis, who is seeking nomination as Democratic delegate to t'otigress, U growing stronger as the days go by. Mr. l.arra. do suited the party lead ers very well In the days of forlorn hopes, but as the Democrat. are feel ing lunch bett.r just now. they lire talking of others inside lirrazolo. Mr. W.iLon has the distinction ut all cm nt. of being umoug those m, n tioned. He may not attempt to secure the p.. in 'nation, but he will at least have a who,- jot i.o say as to who will gel it.