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Albuquerq'
Citizen
TRAIN ARRIVALV
No. 17.45 P m
No 4 5. 50 p. m.
No. 710.55 p. ra
No. 8 6.40 p. m.
No. 9 1 1.45 p. m.
WEATHER FORECAST
Denver, Colo., Jan. 14-Parlly cToacfy '1
nlgM and Friday wila probable rain In north
portion.
WE GET THE NEWS FIRST
VOLUME 24.
ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO. THURSDAY JANUARY 14. 10GJ).
NUMBER 12
A VOTE AGAINST THE BOND ISSUE IS A VOTE
AGAINST GREATER ALBUQUERQUE
OF MURDER
He Substantiates Story Told
by a Girl Who Believed
She Wo$ on Her
Deathbed.
CUI IIP THE BODY
AND BURIED PIECES
A Stranger Who Visited His Farm
Was Shot as He Knocked at
the Door Girl Feared for
Her Life If She
Told.
York Pa.. Jan. 14. Harry Keener,
,i York county farmer, confessed to
Oie officers today that the story told
by Miss Iiorunza Tawser, aged 15, that
lie had killed a man on his farm last
July was true. Keener wu arrested
following the disclosure by the girl
and will he held for the crime.
The girl accused Keener while lying
on what she believed to be her death
bed. Her reason for not telling of the
murder sooner was that Keener swore
her to secrecy and threatened to kill
her If she divulged the secret. She told
the officers that Keener shot through
a flass door and killed a stranger who
visited the farm last July.
The girl was a housekeeper for
Keener ami says that on the day the
murder whs committed eha w.n- up
stairs when he heard someone knock
on the door and later heard a Shot
fired. She came down and found
Keener -with the body of the stranger.
He took th,i body to the orchard and
burled It, but later dug it tip, dismem
bered it and burled the pieces In va
rious places.
CONTAGIOUS DISEASE
IS UNDER CONTROL
Report of Medical Inspector Indicates
That City Schools Are In Good
Condition.
A report made Superintendent Ster
ling this morning by Dr. Robert Smart
ho has had charge of the inspection
of the school children of the Fourth
ward since (he recent scarlet fever
scare, should be very encouraging to
parents. There have been no new
cases in the schools for over a month
and only two cases in families from
whidi children have been attending
the schools. This from the Fourth
ward, which -was the most afflicted
ward of the city, indicates that the
situation is entirely under control.
Dr. Smart's report follows:
Albuquerque, Jan. 9, 1909.
To the Superintendent of the Albu
querque Public Schools, Albuquer
que, N. M.:
Sir: I have the honor to report
the following data in reference to the
medical inspection of the Vourth ward
school for the week ending January
9, 1909:
Number of pupils examined, 1,264.
Number of pupils sent home from
. s.hool for contageous sickness, 2.
Number of pupils refuned admis
sion to school on account of contage
cus sicknoss in their family or In
dangerous proximity to their resi
dence, 4.
Number of cases of scarlet fever
among families of children now en
rolled in the school, 2.
The following eontageous diseaes
have presented themselves during the
past week among the children of the
.school: Scabies, one case; mumps, one
cae.
Very respectfully,
liOIIKUT SMAItT, M. D.
Inspector.
imn mi:x i'xikht.kk
TO WALK AKOl l WORLD.
Chicago, Jan. 14. Prof. Alfred
Battelll, representing Italy; Adolph
Schneider, representing Germany, and
Albeit Wilkes of America three of
the four men who have undertaken
to walk around the world In five
years, have reached Chicago.
The fourth man, Silvio Ortanas, of
Paris. Is travelig by the southern
routes anil will Join the party in San
Francisco.
TO I'l.ACIO 4'lllX K OX
Hi;CLAM ATIOV WORK.
Washington, Jan. 14. Representa
tive Englobright of California has In
troduced a bill requiring the secre
tary of the interior to procure the ap
proval of Congress before he expends
any money after July 1, 1909, for ir
rigation work or for reclamation of
arid and semi-arid lands. Another
bill requires like approval before he
can create or add to any national for
est within the state of California.
AMERICAN HEIRESS
RADICAL
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THE EARt. AND COUNT
New York. Jan. 14. The wedding
f the season in New York's four hun
dreddom occurred today when Ber
l ard Arthur William Patrick Hast
ings Forbes, eighth earl of Oranard,
and master of the Royal Horse to
King Edward, married Miss Heatrlce
Mills, daughter of Ogden Mills the
multimillionaire.
The wedding was celebrated at the
Mills town house. Following an Eng
lish custom the bride's attendants
were little children. They were Miss
Ellen Maekay, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Mackay; Miss Alice As
tor, daughter of Colonel mid Mrs.
John Jacob Astor; Edith Taylor,
c'aughter of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Tay
lor, and Grace Vanderbllt. daughter
V
ANOTHER SIGNER OF LOWER SALARY PLEDGE
WANTS "ALL THAT IS COMING TO HIM," TOO
It now seems likely that the county
of IJernalillo's experiment with a com
bination Democratic-Good Govern
ment ticket will result in at least one
and possibly two expetisive law suits,
with a portion, at least, of the county
funds tied up.
uch Is the Inference to be drawn
from the demands made by the late
nssessor. Sig Grunsfeld, for four per
cent of the collections Instead of two
per cent and by the attitude of the
late treasurer. J. S, Beaven.
Yesterday Treasurer Edward Pin
rty said that Mr. IJeaen had turn
id over tlie otllce to him but had not
placed him In possession of a consid
erable portion of the county funds.
When a Citizen reporter visited the
treasurer's office today, Mr, Pinney
iaid that Mr. Heaven had not yet
turned over the funds of the county
to him hut he added that he had re
ceived a telephone messiige from Mr.
Heaven stating that the ex-treasurer
would settle with lilm some time this
afternoon.
A short time later a representative
of the Citizen met Mr. Heaven on the
street and the ex-treasurer informed
hiin that he was then going to the
cou-; house to s ttle with the new
treasurer.
Mr. Heaven said that he proposed
to hold out of the funds In his pos
session enough to pay himself four
per cent instead of the two per cent
I allowed under the county salary law
. enacted by the last legislature, and
I despite the fact that Mr. Heaven Is
' a Democrat, owed his elec tion to the
' t flice In all probability because his
I name among others, appeared In the
Journal-Democrat as signers of a
pledge for lower county salaries.
Mr. Biiavcn wa. rut reluctant to talk
about his attitude. He said in sub
stance:
! "If the money I expect to hold out.
Is not coming to me undir tho law I
do not want it but If the law, as I be
lieve, la not good, then I want what
is due me."
Mr. Heaven made no mention of the
fact that his name appeared among
the signers of the election pledge,
along with that of Cg Grunsfeld and
other candidates, declaring emphatic-
MARRIES
EARI. OF ENGLAND
J
KSS OF GRANARD.
of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vander
bilt. The Hon. Donald Forbes was
his brother's best man, and the ush
trs were Ogden Livingston Mills,
Iruther of Miss Mills; Ogden Reid
son of Ambassador and Mrs. Reld;
Henry Carnegie Phlpps, Chas. D.
Whetmore and Frederick L. lietta.
The wedding took place in the
Louis XV room of the Mills residence
and the ceremony was performed by
r.ishop Thomas J. Cusack, of St. Ste
phen s Catholic church. The guests
numbered about 250. The gifts to the
bride included a check from her father
for $100,000 to be supplemented later,
It is said, by a Indon town house
from the father. The total value of
the gifts It is tld. will reach quite a
half million dollars.
i ally for lower county salaries and
j"Bood government." The pledge, which
i caused the people to vote for Mr,
I Heaven and his fellow candidates on a
.citizens' ticket into office, appears to
'hi'.ve been lost in the .'turtle.
I Mr. Beaven did not state whether
;ho intended to bring suit against the
county :-jr the four per cent or wheth
'c he intended to simply hold the
, money -and let the county kuo him. SJ
far as the county Is concerned it
'amounts to the same thing.
; Mr. Heaven taid he had talked by
long distance telephone with the ter
ritorial auditor but did not say what
I the conversation was ahout.
i It is likely that the territorial audi
tor will come tu Bernalillo county It
Mr. Heaven Insints upon holding the
funds.
I "The reason 1 did not turn the
I money over w ithin the ten days the
(law gives me," jiid Mr. Heaven, "was
that I did not have my reports ready
cud I was rrnt go-ng to turn over that
nil ney until I knew how much to
torn over. The Imnk in which the
funds were iii ponited was ready to
tarn them over to the new treasurer
I ut 1 was not r. ad.v. I w ill turn over
i.11 fund today, except what I believe
U coming to me and that I will re
tain until the law reducing county
salaries has been tested in court."
It looks now as though some very
Interesting developments will result
from the action taken by the two
reform county officials, affected by
the "lower county salary law," and
the chanci appeur to be in favor of
some expensive legal work for the.
county,
Grunsfeld h:n said that he will
tiling suit against the county (or the
four per cent which he claims and if
Mr. Heaven does not do the same it
v 111 likely he necessary for the coonty
to bring action agianst him, to secure
possession of any funds he may re
tain. The situation will probably
bring to light some very interesting
legal points and at ail events It will
stand as a monument to good govern
ment pledges In Bernalillo county as
demonstrated by at lc&st two of the
men elected on that issue alone.
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AT TOPEKA
Republican Headquarters for
Kansas and a Historic
Structure, Destroyed
by Fire.
MANY GUESTS WERE
HURT BY JUMPING
E. Lambert. Well Known Poli
tician. Believed to Have Been
Killed and Many Were In
jured In Escaping
Flames.
Topeka, Kan.. Jan. 14. The Cope
land hotel, Republican headquarters
in Kansas for thirty years, and the
center of things political in the state,
was burned to the ground early this
morning, the building being entirely
destroyed. I. E. Lambert o Emporia,
one of the most prominent politicians
in the state, Is missing and it is feared
that ho was burned to death.
There were nearly 100 guests In the
hotel, but all the others escaped with
their lives, although several sustained
broken ankles and severe bruises as
the result of jumping froin the win
(!:hvs of rpper f" jors t i i- ..found.
The most seriously Injurt-d ure:
Mrs. W. Y. Morgan, wife of the d-(
itor of tho Hutchinson News.
W. C. McNurry, life Insurance f
agent, Kansas City. !
Rent Murdock, well known editor'
of Eldoradof Kan.
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lature from McPhorson.
II. E. Rowland of McPherson, three
riliH broken.
Mrs. R. I,. Thompson of Herring
ton, buck injured.
Representative S. C. Wescott of
Cherokee county, back and ankle
sprained.
H. C. Hone, member of state board
of control, Topeka, back sprained.
G. W. Goodlander, Fort Scott, leg
hurt.
Paul Rich of Coolidf;e, back, arm
and side Injured.
W. A. Elstun of Moline, sprains and
bruises.
N. C. Bowman of Xewton, ankle
and back sprained.
Ex-Senator G. H. Lamb of Yates
Center, Internal Injuries and severe
bruises.
Fire Chief Wllmarth. head cut.
J. W. Davis of Greensburg, over
come by smoke.
The hctct was filled with politi
cians and rr embers of l lie state legis
lature who are hero attending the
session of the state legislature. The
lire spread so quickly 'hat very few
of the guests were able to save even
their clothing ajid most of them rush
ed for safety in their night clothes.
The hotel was a four-story brick
structure and was pl ntifully sup
plied with fire escapes. The main
stairway was built around the ele
vator shaft, however, ;ind the flames
shot up this shaft, soon cutting off
escape by the elevator and stairs.
Within half an hour after the lire
started the building ;is a mass of
luins. Tiie loss is ubo'it $11)0 U00.
It Is believed that the lire started
from a defective electric light wire.
When discovered bj an employe It
was aln ady under guo.t headway. The
employes on duty immediately alarm
ed as many guests as pi
but few of them esea
tile stall's before tile
roaring up the clcvatot
ting off the escape of t
si!
in reach.
d by way
tlame.s w,
haft and cut
ise on the Up-
per floors.
The guests then I. .in Jumping
from windows to the pavement be
low and most of til- injured are
nmong those who sought escape in
that way. Many wen rescued by
firemen w ith ladders and others were
taken from the tops of smaller build
ings adjoining, where they hail Jump
id from hotel windoA-i,
was covered with sno.v
Tho ground
and the rcf -
BURNS
ugees tramped, barefoot anil scantily
(lad, to the Y. M. C. A. building HEAVY SNOW AT AHTIvMA.
i-earby and to drug stores, where the Artesla. N. M., Jan. 14. -The sum
injured were cared for and clothing mer weather that has prevailed In the
was nrovtde.l for those who had no valley during the fall and winter
time to dress when aroused by the
alarm of fire.
A. W. Smith, the in st seriously in
jured. Is a former department corn
niander of the G. A. it., and was at
c ne time candidate for governor on
the Republican ticket. Former Gov
ernor G. W. Gllek was carried down
a ladder ffcun the third story and es
faped unlrljured. Bent Murdock. one
of the pioneers nf the state, and
famous as an editor, was slightly In
jured. It is believed that I. E. Lambert wa
the only one killed and it Is thought
that he was overcome by smoke in his
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TO PRISONER HE SENTENCED
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JUDUE KEN'ESAW M. LANDIS.
Chicago, Jan. 1. Tho thin flgur
of Federal Judge K. M. Lamlis, who
hi rd the famous suit f the povorii
iilt n,. afjaiiist Standa.u ;, "V.H, , .-
Iate yesterday breasting the cold wlntf
l'f the loop district, without an over-
cout.
"Hi. there, Judge," shouted a friend.
"there's your overcoat?"
U!,1'(1 " to "Bln n ,ir"-" sf,i'i t"e
JU'lK"-
"I'sed It to light a fire'.'"
"Yes." suld Judgo Landls, "I used
it to light a fire to keep warm Inside
of ine the spirit of charity that life
In a great city like Chicago tends to
lieeze."
I loom and burned to death. Lambert
was lust seen alive at 11 o'clock last
I night, when he was talking in the
; lobby of the hotel with a friend. At
1 1 o'clock this morning no trace of
i him had been found and he is being
I searched for in the ruins of the hotel.
His wife today wired from Emporia
to friends here that she had received
no word front him and was starting
for Topeka In the belief that he had
lost his life.
Anotlicr Hotel Hums.
Seattle. Jan. 14. A special from
Everett says that two were burned
to death, one was fatally burned and
two were painfully injured in the
destruction of the Great Northern ho
tel by lire this morning. The Igni
tion of gasoline caused the lire. The
dead ar5:
A. L. BURNETT, telegraph opera
tor. FERDINAND E. IKH'X, mill em
ploye. The Injured are:
Nora Smith, a domestic in the ho
tel, may die.
Airs. Kindland, proprietress of the
hotel, painfully burned.
Frank Coekburn, burns and cuts.
ROBBERS ARE IH'SY
IN MKXICVX STATU
HI Paso, Jan. 14. Reports receiv
ed from Torreon, Mexico, say that
Juan Vicente, a mall carrier between
Rodeo and Durango, was murdered
on a recent trip and the mall bags
) ""' looted of more than $700. The
.via de Oro Mining company in the
, l ique district of Chihuahua, was also
lobbed of M.000 by bandites who
raided the office of the company and
dynamited the safe.
MORI'. SHIPS TO MESSINV
Malta, Jan. 14. The American bat
tleship Illinf ' '. on Its way to Suez,
villi th" t,j ,ihips Wisconsin and
Kearsarge, Lave received orders by
wireless dated at Naples by Admiral
Sperry to proceed forthwith to MeS-
, Kna. probably to assist In the relief
;wi( there.
months was suddenly brought to an
i ml by a cold wave from the north,
which caused a sudden fall in the
thermometer. An Inch of snow has
fallen, the first of the season.
TIIRFi: DEAD IN WRECK.
Chicago, Jan. 14. A flagman was
instantly killed, two passengers fa
tally Injured and several persons hurt
in the Chicago Northwestern yards
here today when section No. 2 of the
China and Japan x press from San
Francisco, crashed Into section No. 1.
Fog is said to have contributed to
the accident.
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It developed that some time earlier
Judge. Lnndis had sentenced Matthew
Aronson - a "white, salve" dealer, to
t).c.vl:t'v C, rcfln.'- The p:
cher turned away from the bench and
pulled his cont collar up around his
neck.
"Aronson," exclaimed tho judge,
sharply, "where is your overcoat?"
"Your honor," answered the pris
oner, "I ain't got none. That wm
cne of the first things I soaked when
I came to Chicago.
"Ballirr." said Judge Landls, "Get
mine and give It to him. Now gen
tlemen,"! he added, "we will proceed
with the next case."
SPEND TEN MILLION
ON RAILROAD PLANT
The) Locomotive, Works at Gary, Intl.,
Will I to the Ijirget In t la
World. New York, Jan. 14. Upwards of
$10,000,0(10 will be expended by the
American Locomotive company in the
construction in its projected plant at
Gary, Ind., plans for which are now
In preparation, according to state
ments made here today by the offi
cials of the corporation. The plant,
the ofllcers say, will be one of the
largest locomotive factories In the
United States with a probable output
of 1,000 locomotives a year. It will
also be the first locomotive plant to
be erected west of Pittsburg.
A report that the new plant was to
be for the manufacture of steel for
the present factories of the company,
instead of for building locomotives,
was denied at the office of the com
pany today.
The deal for the purchase of the
new factory site was made yesterday
when the locomotive company bought
130 acres of land from the Gary
Land company. This area Is twice as
large as that occupied by the largest
of the American company's present
works. The new factory will employ
from 12,000 to 15,000 workers.
KING EMMANUEL HAS
TALK WITH SPERRY
American llrcl Commander Talks
Willi Italian Monarch About
Trip and Relief Work.
Rome, Jan. 14. King Victor Eman
uel received Rear Admiral Charles S
Sperry in private audience at the
Qulrlnal palace today. His majesty
conversed, in Krip'lsh for more than
a half hmr regarding the voyage of
the fleet which he regarded as re
ii'ftikable. The kiim ixpre-sed deep apprecia
tion for what America has done for
Italy and said that the Italian people
world never for'i.-t It. After the pri
vate audience Adtniiul Sperry intro
duced his staff.
UAISI'.S HATE OF DISCOl'NT.
London, Jan. 14. The rate of dis
count of the Hank of England has
been raised from 2 and to 3 per
cent. Tlvs U the ftit change since
last May and Is said to be caused by
the small gold reserve, which last
Week stood belo $100,000,000.
OFFICERS HAVE FIGHT
WITH BOLD THIEF
AT OMAHA
HeAttempted to Rob Inmates
of a House and Shot Po
licemen wno Were
Called.
ONE WAS KILLED
THREE WOUNDED
Bandit Shot Down Patrolman Who
Tried to Arrest IKm and Fired
on Squad of Officers
Wno Chased
Him.
Omaha, Jan. 14. Patrolman L. K.
Smith Is dead, W. G. Deverees prob
ably fataHy injured, Albert Clarks fat
ally hurt and Betsy Smith dangerously
wounded as the result of an attempt
by Clarke to hold up Anna Wilson's
house at an early hour today. The
attempted holdup resulted in t. gun
fight In which Clarke opposed a pa
trolman, who tried to arrest him and
a squad of officers who chased him
after he had ahot the officer.
Clarke entered the place and at the
point of a revolver ordered the in
mates to hold up their hands. At the
same moment he snatched a diamond
necklace from the Wilson woman's
neck and then escaped to the street.
Betsy Smith followed him and Clarke
shot her in the shoulder. Her ncrearas
brought Patrolman Hinith.
t'lark.' L;"er-h !. '.;""i r tb. '
officer, two bullets hitting Hmith In
the body. Though dying, Smith raised
himself on one elbow and fired twice,
one of tho bullets hitting Clarko in
the leg. Tha scene of the Shooting Is
two blocks from, a police station and a
squad of officers immediately began
the search for the wounded robber.
He was located on Dougias bridge by
Detectives Deverees and llltcfield and
m soon as the officers appeared Clarke
opened lire. One bullet struck Dov'e-
reese in the stomach, mortally wound
ing him. HItetleld thun shot Clarke
twice. At tho hospital Clarke said he
camo from Denver recently.
OIL. COMPANY GETS KKSPITE.
Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 14. A
month's delay in winding up its con
nection with the Standard OH com
pany was granted to the Waters
Plerco company by the supreme court
of the state today. The fine of $50,
000 which was assessed against the
company must bo paid by March 1
or the charter of the company will
be forfeited.
PRESBYTERIANS ARE
PLEASED AT REPORT
Tlio I'il-h Year Has Ik'ii Satisfactory
I'iiiaiK'Jally us Welt us In
OtUer Ways.
At a well attended meeting of the
congregation of the First Presby
terian church lust night reports were
heard from the heuds of the various
departments or tho church. The most
gratifying report was by J. G. Wag
ner, the treasurer of the church, who
rendered a dotvied statement of the
ustfets and liabilities for the past
ytar. After closing of books for the
past year It was found that during
190S tho total receipts amounted to
ever $4,800 and after all debts were
paid a good sum was on hand. This
saiifactory report was the cause for
much rejoicing.
After listening to reports from the
Christian Endeavor, the Junior En
deavor, tho Brotherhood and the La
dles' Home au I Foreign Missionary
society, an election of ofllcers was
held. C. E. Vaughn and J. C. Clark
were elected elders to succeed them
selves while R. S. Elwood was electd
as a nmiber of th board of trustees
for the ensuing year.
Tho meeting wun followed by a pro
gram of excellent quality by Mrs. H. J.
1 lllns, who rendered a pleasing vocal
solo, Mi&i Odjard, who favored those
Ir attendance with a violin solo, and
1 rtifo-'sor Gunlncr. who played a
beautiful number on the piano. Several
selections were played by th ePresby
terian Sunday school orchestra, under
the directorship of Professor Fucr
n.eyer. TO STAMP OIT TRAFFIC
IV "HIGH GRADE" ORES
Colorado Springs, Jan. 14. Lieens
n g of ore purchases as a meaiui to
stamp out tiie traffic in "high grade"
in Colorado Is proposed by the Crip
ple Creek Mine Owners' and Oper
ators' association, and an attempt Is
being made to have tills made a law.
At the annuaj meeting of the assot'la
tion an effort was made to have this
action taken.

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