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, .WEATHER FORECAST
Pedrer. Ctlo.. Octcber 19-fifr tORigk
ind Tuesday. Fisicg Temperature Tuesifey.
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''WE GET THE jXKWS FIRST"
ALBUC.UEJ.tQUE. .NEW MEXICO. MONDAY. OCTOBER 19. 1908.
Meager Reports Received Here Today
Indicate the Greater Part of the
County Seat of Union County Was
Destroyed by Twister Which Raged
Through That Section of the Territory
COURT HOUSE AND MANY RESIDENCES WERE RAZED
WHILE THREE OR FOUR PERSONS ARE REPORTED KILLED
Inability of Telegraph Companies to Get In Communication
With the Town Because of Damage to Wires Leaves
Doubt as to the Fate of Pastern New -Mexico County Seat
Best Reports Available Today Indicate That the Greater
Part of the Town Has Been Destroyed by Fierce Wind
storm, Accompanied by Loss of Life, and Leaving Sur.
vlvors In Destitution.
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 1. It U re
ported here that several person were
killed by a tornado at Clayton. N.
M., last night According to the re
port the court house wan badly dam
aged and a number of residences
blown down, while three or four per
sons are reported killed. Wires are
down and It Is Impossible to get fur
ther details of the storm.
Clayton. N. M., Oct. 12. At 8:80
o'clock yesterday evening a cyclone
from the southwest struck thl town,
demolished a forty thousand dollar
"BoarTft ;. an one residence, and
damaged other residences and busi
ness houses. The twister struck the
court house first and divided Us force
or otherwise the entire residence por
tion of the city would have been de
molished. The path of the storm was two
hundred feet wide and all the barns,
out buildings, etc.. In Us wake were
destroyed. Window lights were blown
out of fifty houses and the terrific
rain storm which followed the wind
damaged the household goods of
nearly every family In the town.
Sal PInard. Democratic nominee
for county clerk, was with his wife
and four children In their home when
the storm struck. The house was
lifted up. leaving only the floors but
the family miraculously escaped In
Jury. W. S. HalRht and J. S. Cox. wife
and daughter, are reported dead.
They lived on farms eight miles
northwest of Clayton. Meager re
ports are coming In today from the
surrounding country anil they Indi
WIFE'S Will GIVES
dollar io husband
Chicago, Oct. 19. One dollar, pay
able In monthly Installments of 25
cents, Is the bequest given Andrew
Heckler by his lnte wife, Catherine
E. Heckler, of Portland, Or. Her
will was filed in the Cook county pro
bate court today. The husband is re
ferred to as an "Individual." The will
was filed by Attorney I. S. Bague. of
Portland, Or., who is bequeathed a
cut-glass water bottle. Mrs. Isabella
Vance, a friend, Is given the remain-
der of the estate. i
"Thus I dispose of my personal !
property, nays the will, for the rea
son that Andrew Heckler told me he
had married me for my money, and
after he had got all he could get he
deserted me and vllliiled me; and I
give all. except a cut-gla-s water bot
tle, to Mrs. Isabella Vance, for the
reason that she has been kind and
considerate of and to me."
The couple were married in San
Diego, Cal., Heckler being a native
ef that city. H's wife had inherited
a fortune of many thousand dollars
end real estate holdings here In Cali
fornia and elsewhere. The bulk of
the real estate U In this city.
rouu iirxnuKi families
MADE HOMELESS JIV FIRE
Rogers Point. Mich., Oct. 19. After
three days' battle with forest fires
this city was free from smoke yes
terday afternoon and no buildings In
the town had been destroyed. It la
estimated that the homeless victims!
of the rorest fires in the Presque Isle
and Alpena countries will numhe
at least 400 families with an aver
age of four to six persons to each
SANTA I K TRAINS DELAVFJ.
Train No. i Is reported on time.
Train No. S from the west Is reported
here at 10:45 p. in. ml No. 1 from
the east at 10 p. m. No other pas- j
senger trains will arrive from the
east before 11 a. m. tomorrow morn
cate that the damage will be great.
Many farm houses are reported blown
away and many are Injured, while
several lives were probably lost.
A new 811,000 bank building here
was partly wrecked and damaged to
the extent of 8S.000. Hundreds of
head of livestock have been killed.
But for the fact that the tornado
struck the courthouse first and Us
force was divided by that solid struc
ture, there would probab'.y be llttla
left today of Clayton. A it was, the
town had a narrow escape, but the
residents are not In need of anything.
The ,.tal J s Is. estimated at 1100,
000. Sirs. Leon B. Stern, who has a
sister, Mrs. Bltterman, living In Clay
ton, today received a message from
relatives at Socorro that they had a
telegram from Mrs. Bltterman, say
ing that the house In which she and
her family lived had been entirely de
stroyed but that no member of the
family had been Injured. The mes
sage did not give particulars of the
No word has been received from
smaller towns in that part of the ter
ritory but it is believed from reports
that the storm was of unusual sever
ity and may have damaged a wide
section of the country. Clayton Is the
county soat of Union county, In the
extreme northeastern part of the ter
ritory. It has a population of about
1 Uflfl a nllmhn, nf f , .. n x hanlr.
etc., and Is the tmding point for a
(u oyperous pectlnn of New Mexico and
( Texas. It U on the Colorado U
. Southern railroad.
New York, ext. 1ft. A course In
aeronautics, the first of the kind to
be given In an American university, Is
the iate.tt addition to Columbia cur
riculum, only one student at present
is engaged In studying the silence of
navigation of the air, but it is be
lieved that In the n 'ar future many
others will take up work along this
13 rover Cleveland keening, who re
ceived his A. H. decree f:om Colum
bia list June, is the fiist to take up
th.. suhjeet alons scientific lines Cn
d -r Dr. Charles C. Troll bridge, of th
ph.ies department, who his spent
mu.-h t'me luvestleating l id flight.
Loaning has begun work for the de
gree of master of arts in aeronautics.
For the first half of the year ho will
d-vote himself to th historical fide
of the subject, collecf'ng all Import
ant matter on airships written fius
far. He will then turn to original re
search In the laboratory, usln mod
els of a'rshipa for expiring nul pur
p s, s.
i in : i i:n m.ww.ek leaves.
I'pon returning to work this morn
ing the employes of the Majestic the
ater were treated to a surprise. Some
time during the nlsht the manager,
Heni I'vy. ma le his d -pa'-iure fo
prirus unknown, t iking with him all
the j a'-aphtTiialia necessary to the
showing of moving pictures, so say
the employes. They say that he owi J
Miss Lessle Keith, the pianist, one
week's salary, T. O. Drumm nd four
months' salary, R. NT. lteetor one
month's salary and Charles Thorpe,
vval'st, one month's stlaiy.
III: KOIiltl I) TIIIKTt.
Seattle, Oet. lit . V.n" h'ghway
man, armed with two revolvers, walk
ed into the Ch ar Like Logging com
pany's camp at Clear Lake l.i-t night,
l'nej up the thirty employes in a
row. and ordered two of thu loggers
to search the others, ard left the
place In safety with $160 and v. rl
A Tiwwtn Town,
RZt LIKE AM
Acuordlng to a New York profcnor. vurlous noctiillHis chu" various dlstuHra and a man nlxnild not lm
liold responsible In case where be is afflicted because of the ptvullar vocation be follows.
THE BATTLESHIP MAINE
ARRIVES IN PORT
First of American Warships
to Complete Around the
TWO SHIPS TRAVELED
MORE THAN 35.000 MILES
Portsmouth, N. H., Oct. 19. Ths
battleship Maine, the first of the
American Atlantic fleet to return t'
the United States after a tour around
the world, arrived here this morning.
The Maine thus ended, together
with the battleship Alabama, which
Is expected to arrive at the New York
navy yard tomorrow, the moat spec
tacular around-the-world ciu se ever
mado by a f ir.st-class, modern war
ship. The voyage consumed SOS days
and during that time the two vcs-m U
covered a distance of about 35,000
miles. The two vessels were detached
from the fleet because of the Inferior
condition of the Alabama's engines
and the Maine's limited steaming ca
pacity, and proceeded on the voyags
together. They finished without an
accident of any consequence and with
out losing any time from their sched
ule. CHAIRMAN MACK
EXPECTS HARD EIGHT
Could From West to lake Charge of
New York "aniul(m IlniitU,
New York, Oct. 19. Democratic
Chairman Mack came fr"m the west
today to take personal charge of what
he declares will be the hardest fought
finlBh of any presidential campaign In
this state. Not only Mr. liryan, but
other Democratic speakers of note
will swing through the state In an
effort to capture New York's elec
toral vote for the Democratic ticket.
Mr. Mack asserted today that
liryan will be elected by a landslide,
basing his prediction on the precinct
polls of New York, Ohio and Indiana,
which show Republican losses run
ning from twenty-five to forty per
ROOSEVELT TO WRITE
FOR OUTLOOK MAGAZINE
l'reniik-nt Signs O ultra. to lrrpara
Series) of Artlclea.
New York, Oct. 19. President
Itoosevelt has signed u contract with
the Outlook to act as associate edi
tor after his retirement from the
presidency next March. This Is sub
ject to existing contracts to write a
history of his African travels for
Scrlbners Bona Ills work for the
Outlook Is to cover political and econ
'DISEASES OF OCCUPATIONS"
NEtf BOOK TELLS ALL ABOUT THEM
WITH CARTOOM 1 6 T3 .
I 1 "Hilly I J n B V y yCM , f
VYYHEN T 80S IS OUT-
JTtCCTtl tTf A tOOtJAA PURkUik. .0UhJf
TAFT TO END CAMPAIGN
Candidate Leaves Washing
ton for Two Weeks Stren.
uous Work on the Stump.
ATTENDS BIG MEETING
AT BALTIMORE TONIGHT
Washington. D. C, Oct 19. Be
fore leaving Washington thlj morn
ing Judge Taft discussed the future
demands of the campaign with Inter
est, saying that while the program
mapped out for him will be exten
sive, he hoped that he might be able
to complete the work by conserving
his voice as much as he could.
His Itinerary today Includes New
Jersey and Delaware, ending tonight
with a big meeting at Baltimore, at
which Secretary Garfield will pre
side. Tuesday will be devoted to a
tour of Maryland and West Virginia.
Wednesday Taft will re at Cincin
nati and the last three days of the
week will be devoted to a whirlwind
dash through Indiana. The last week
of the campaign will be given to New
Those Bryan I'ulLacii-.
Newark, N. J Oct. 19. William
II. Taft received an enthusiastic
greeting on his arrival here today.
Ills voice and spirits showed the
benefits of Sunday's rest.
Many were unable to gain admit
tance to the theater where Taft ad
dressed a large audience. , Me review
ed Bryan's record and declared that
every theory the Nebraskan had ad
vanced had sooner or later proven to
be fallacious. This was illustrated,
he said, by the Oklahoma constitu
tion, "which Is a perfect anologlral
garden of Hryn newiue panaceas."
BILLIK MUST HANG
SAYS SUPREME COURT
Itt-fuMM to Hiur Axal ( u' of Ao
rusiit CIiIcho Miirden-r.
Washington. Oct. I'J. The u
preme court of the I ' 1 1 1 1 . .1 St M-.i to
day di.Tnlntti'! for want of Jiiri dij
tlon the appeal of Herman Ilill'k
from the decision of Ju Ige Iandis of
the United Stat. r u't eouit fur
the iiortliein district of 111 Hois, who
denlej the pet.t.un for a writ of ha
beas corpus in the a-e ()f Uirik.
Hillik is under eiiti nee if death f t
the murder of a iiumher of peopl".
Killed p.ve l'ii).
Chicago, Oct. 19. The refusal Of
the supreme court to art In the case
of Herman Hillik lnlnes to an end
one of the most notable Ktruggl't
ever made in country to save !
condemned man. Hillik wa. charged
with the murder of f I Vrt members of
the Vzral family aid on conviction
was sentenced to tan?. H's last
hope lie with the governor of Illinois.
OmSMf ft I
BY A &rt"K
TAILORS MOST MoT
ClffW THE WYK 1..
FROM TH Tn UfTf
Selection of Delegates to Coun'
ty Convention Up to Voters
of This County.
POLLS OPEN UNTIL
EIGHT O'CLOCK TONIGHT
The Republican primaries to select
delegates to a county convention
where the county ticket and legisla
tive candidates will be nominated, are
being held today.
In the county precincts the primar
ies were held at 1 o'clock and from
reports received at Republican head
quarters theer was a good attendance
and lively Interest was manifested In
the selection of the delegates.
In Albuquerque, which comprises
Precincts 12 and 26, the pol.s we.o
opeend at 4 o'clock this afternoon
at.d will be kept open until S o'clock
this evening In order that every one
entitled to vote will have plenty of
time to do so. Voting in these pre
cincts la by ballot In accordance with
the call Issued last week by Chair
man Olllenwater. So far as could be
learned, there was only one printed
list of delegates being distributed this
afternoon and the names on that Hat
will probably be those of the delegates
to the convention from Precincts 12
and it. iu there did not appear to be
As the Republican party In this
county can elect Its nominees by a
large majority the delegates elected at
the primaries today will name tile
county officers who will be ol'-i t d
The convention will he held Wed
nesday of this week and much inter
est Is being shown In Its probable ac
tion. The polling places In the city pre
No. 12, all north of Central avnui.
police hcadiuarter. Korlw-r building,
oSrth Becond Street.
No. It, all south of Central avenue,
Third street and Gold avenue. The
polls will be open until S o'clock and
every Republican will be given eve'-y
opportunity to rote.
THE FIRST CLAIM
cry IVw of the S3.000 Pi Twins Reg.
Utiving Attend I nd Drawing.
Dallas, 8. D., Oct. 1. Very few of
the 23.000 pcrxons registered at this
place were present when the draw
ing for Tripp county Rosebud lands
began this morning In a big tent.
Mi e'een large cans were opened,
tacit containing applications for land.
Altogether 114 789 applications were
received. Judge James W. Whltten,
who conducted the drawings, an
nounced that the first name drawn
win Msy A. Melaeo. of Kennebec,
II JCyi xl
SANTA FE PASSENGER
Engineer vf Stock Special l
Killed Outright and Muny
Passing r Are
assssssMsa . f
Wreck Occurred on the Only
Stretch of Single Track Be
tween Newton and Emporia
Many .Cattle Were
Topeka, Kan., Oct It. Westbound
Santa Fe passenger train No. 17 col
lided with an extra freight at Brad
dock, a small station near Newton, at
1:20 o'clock this morning. Tha en
gineer of the stock train was killed
outright and twenty-two passengers
were mora or less seriously Injured.
KNGINEER DAVID ROBERTS,
It Is believed that the crew of No.
17 ran past a block signal, but an in
vestigation now being made has not
disclosed whether this It true or not.
Tha two tralna collided head on ana
the engine of tha stock apeclal was
thrown from the track. Engineer
Roberts was burled underneath tha
wreck of his angina and horribly
crushed. He died almost Instantly.
Several stock cars were thrown
from the track and about forty head
of - cattle were killed. Tba passen
gers on No. 17 were badly shaken
and bruised, hut It la believed that
none was seriously Injured.
Tha wreck occurred on a short
ptoca of single track fit miles V v
between Braddock and Walton. With
the exception of this piece of track
the Santa Fe has a double track be
tween Newton and Emporia, a dis
tance of 72 milaa.
Ho. 17 Is the Oklahoma and Texas
express which left Kansas City last
evening. It goes south from New
ton. tlOXTTNEG RIN8 THREATEN
AN AUSTRIAN CONSULATE
Berlin, Oct. 19. The Vienna cor
respondent of the Tageblatt tele
graphs: "It la reported here from
Antlvarl, that a crowd of Monte
negrins threatened the Austrian con
sulate. A guard for the consulate was
sent from Austrian warships and the
guard had a desultory skirmish with
the mob, which lasted several hours,"
MISS HASKELL DENIES
Daughter of Oklahoma Governor Will
.Marry au Editor, Tliough.
Guthrie, Oct 12. Miss Frances
Haskell today denied the truth of
the story from the east telling of her
engagement to Samuel Bowles, Jr.,
editor of the Springfield, Mass., Re
publican. She Intimated that she was
engaged to Leslie O. Niblick, editor
of the Guthrie Leader.
Miss Haskell was to have accom
panied her father. Governor Haskell,
and other members of the family to
day to Dallas, Texas, but she missed
THREE TROEIEY CARS
COLLIDE AT CORNER
Air ICcTumU to Work and One Mail
Was Killed. Wliile Many
Kantian City, Oct. 19. One roan
was killed and fourteen other pas
senger Injured today In a collision
of three trolley cars at the corner of
Thirteenth street and Troost avenue.
The accident was caused by the fail
ure of the airbrakes on a car to
work, in consequence of which It ran
backward down a hill. I. I. Smith,
of Nevada, Mo., was crushed to death
and the most seriously Injured are:
Albert Hupp, R. a Pollltt. Miss Leila
Chase Perry. Mrs. W. J. Kline.
FIGHT DECLARED OIV.
Los Angeles, Oct. 19. The twenty
five round fight between Freddll
Weeks, of Cripple Creek, and A. D.
Wolgast, of Milwaukee, scheduled for
last Saturday night and postponed
until today on account of rain, will
not be fought, as there is a cjaigree
ment as to weight.
A GAME WARDEN KILLED.
Henela. Mont., Oct. 12. A report
ha reached here that In a battle
with Indians, Deputy Game Warden
Heyton and four Indians have been
killed. The officer was endeavoring
to arrest the Indians for an Infraction
of tha law. Th fight occurred In
CAMPAIGN LIE IS
Efforts Made to Show That
Andrews Did Not Get Ap
propriation for Irri
1ITES A LETTER
Telle Secretary Twltchell Tfcat.
Government Fund Was Due
More to Mr.1 Andrews'
Work Than to Any
Mr. Ferausson and Mr! lu.
rasolo, In their desperate at-
w lempi io manufacture soma sort
of an excuse for an Issue, have
w Deen making: the .tau-mant
the public that Mr. Auurewa bad
v wwiuna TO DO w ih secur-
Ing the 230.000.00
for the Irrigation congress.
w in order to expose the fallacy
and utter disregard nf truth k
these Democratic campaign ora-
tora a copy of an original let-
ter written by Hon. J. A. Taw-
ney, chairman of the committee
on appropriations of tha House
of Representativea addressed to
the Hon. R. E. TwltchelL .
tary of tha National Irrigation
w congress, in response to their
letter thanking Mr. Tawney for
having secured this approprla-
tlon for them, Is here repro-
- Tha letter, which speaks for
Itself and needs no comment,
rtU'-ee fallow - , . .-..a
Committee on Appropriations,
House o f Representative,
Washington, X. C
June 10th, 1101.
Mr. R. E. Twltchell, Secretary,
National Irrigation Congress
Albuquerque, N. M.
Dear Sir: I am In receipt of
yeurs of tha 1st Inst enclosing
CODT Of resolutions naaaad hi Ik.
board of control of tha Sixteenth
v .National irrigation congress ten-
derlng their thanks to ma for
the aid rendered in securing the
appropriation of 230,000 to aa-
aist In defravlna th nnanu nr
the National Irrigation congress
v to be held In your city.
While I appreciate your kind-
ness in sending me these reso-
lutlons and the kindness of your
board In adopting them, never-
theless I desire to say that the
credit for securing this appro-
prlation Is due more to your
delegate in Congress, Hon. W.
H. Andrews, than to any other
Individual or any other member
of the House or Senate- Mr,
Andrews was both industrious
and persistent in his effort to
secure this appropriation and It
was through his efforts that th
city of Albuquerque obtained th
Very truly yours.
(Signed) J. A. TAWNBT.
Vaughn. N. M., Oct 12. -The
Journey of Delegate Andrew and
party from Clovls to Carriioso Sat
urday was one grand ovation. A big
crowd accompanied the party to the
train at Clovis after a big meeting
there. The train stopped from five
to twenty minutes at St. Vraln, Mel
rose, Tolar, Talban, Lalande and Bun
nyHlcle and short speeches were made
at each place by members of tha
party and local speakers.
A crowd asuerablcd at every
stopping place and much enthusiasm,
for Andrews snd statehood waa
shown In the attitude of the crowds
and th remarks of local speakers.
At Sunnyslde a lixal speaker salA
that every property owner la Ik
town is working for Andrews sal.
BRYAN WILL TALK
TO THE WORKMEN
CoiuasontT Arraign Kt'pubiit-an Can.
dldaUw rr Tholr Altitude t
East St. Lou is. Oct. 12. Will rum I.
P:yan begun today's speechmak ng In
Ulinulj with a ta k to a lar;e num
ber of workktiKmen at the railway
dopot here. He arraigned Taft and
Sherman severely because of their at-
1 titurle on the labor question. TaJt.
tryan said, dot-s not seem to appre
ciate tha Iniquities of the trusts, n
closed his speech with a plea that
th'j rival candidates be permitted t'
flKht out the campaign between th. m.
selves so that the people may be al
lowed to decide between the lapses
"unhampered by uiecutive Interference."