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TRAIN 'A'VALS No. 17-45 No 4 5-SO V No. 7 10. $5 p. VVV No. 8 6.40 p. i.Vvv No. o u.d d. m. WEATHER FORECAST Denver, Colo., April E-Fiir tonight and Wednesday. Warmer Wednesday and 101ft tonight. ( WE GET THLE NEWS FIRST r. VOLUME 24. ALBUQUERQUE. NEW MEXICO. TUESDAY. AFI.IL G. 1909. NUMBER 72 CIVIL SERVICE LEAGUE AMENDMENTS nrrrnrn WELL, WHAT'S A WOMAN GOING TO DO NOW ? ROOSEVELT LEAVES FOR , SLOAN SUCCEEDS KIBBEY iitnid urrtntu EXONERATES 1. ROOSEVELT Charge Thai He Coerced Of ficials to Nominate TaU Is Disproved In Report. TO TARIFF BILL AFRICA ON STEAMER ADMIRAL E WOULD HAVE AIL OFFICERS IN SERVICE League Says That Only Third of Government Officials Come Under Kules and Wants the Kcst Clas sified. New York. April 6. The report of a special tun inrttee or the National Civil Service Reform league regard ing the political activity .of federal oltice holders was made public to c'ny. A summary of the report fol low: Reports of undue political activity on tlie part of federal office holders appearing in the press of the country were gathered too ther through the. aid of an efficient clipping bureau. These were examined and the per sons mentioned in them were writ ten to with requests for full in formation, correction or denial. The rt plies were carefully inspected and the mom important of these cases were followed up by an Investigation by an assistant secretary of the league, on the spot. Final drafts of our con clusions were submitted to all office holders and political leaders who were unfavorably Involved. Charges of coercion of office hold ers by the president to secure the nomination of a particular candidate have been inquired Into, but evidence to sustain Hume, charges Is wholly lac Icing. President Roosevelt's ap pointment lists for a considerable per.'ed were, with his permission, ex amined. Front those lists if would appea. that presidential appointments prior to Hie convention were made in the UMia' inni'iiir on the recom mendation of .se-atjrs, congressmen and others claiming the patronage of the offices involved. President Roosevelt took a decid ed step In advance toward checking the evils resulting from this activity of office holders in politics by his or der of June :i, 190", amended the civil service rules by forbidding em ployes in the competitive service from taking part in political management or in political campaigns. This or der was enforced in the last cam paign. The official roll of delegates to the Republican national , convention at Chicago was compared with the lat est government Hlue Hook. . It was foil ml that of the delegates to the Chicago convention federal office holders constituted one in ten and of the delegations from the southern states nearly one in three, and some southern states, more than half. These office holders were political, that is, outside of the Jurisdiction of the civil service act, and In most cases their appointment was subject to confirmation by the United States Senate. The office holders in the south practically control the Republican party organisation in their respective states and frequently resort to unfair means in order to retain their pow er. Their support is a tremendous po litical asset to any condidate fur nomination. As the southern Demo cratic states have as many votes in the Republican national convention as the Republican states of equal population, under ordinary circum stances, the southern delegates would control the balance of power in the national convention. These organisations controlled by i.ttice holders are mainly interested in the distribution of the patronage and the naming of delegates to con ventions. It is not to the Interest of these office holding cliques to elect Republican congressmen or to bring shout party growth and party suc cess, which would mean curtailment or loss of the control of the patron age. The conditions in regard to the ac tivity of unclassified federal office holders In politics are at their worst In the south, hut throughout the country, In accordance with estab lished custom, they are expected to be active In primaries a"d conven tions In the interests of whose favor they are continued In office. This leads to neglect of official duty and absenteeism on a lare scale, and the government is now paying large sums in salaries to officials whose main interest and activity Is devoted to politics, while their offices are left In I he control of subordinates, The active participation by per sons who have a personal interest at stake in caucuses, primaries, conven tions and election- seriously Interfere with a free choice of candidates by (Continued on Page Four.) Members Adopt One Which Strikes Out Countervail ing Duty on Lum ber. IWfNTY-flORCENI DVIY ON CRUDE OILS Scott Introduces - Provision Re storing Hides to the Fret. List and Various Oiher Changes Are Sug gested. Washington. April 6. -The Hou:. today overwhelmingly adopted the Fordney amendment to the Payne bill, striking out the provision for u countervailing duty on lumber. Mr. Fordney said he introduced this am endment with great regret because hi. thought the provision It sought t strike out was meritorious. "1 will vote for the amendment," he said, "but it muses me to swtat blood in doing it." The Clark substitute watt then In troduced, amending several sections by placing lumber on the free ll-t. After a debate in which Taw m y at tempted to introduce a substitute, the chair gave the Fordney amendment precedence. The rule limiting debate on the Payne bill was adopted by the House yesterduy by a vote of 194 to 178. Speaker Cannon then ordered the bill taken up for amendment. Interest in the tariff centered in the House because the Senate was not In session today. The general da bate being closed by the adoption of a specific order yesterday, the dis cussion of amendments proceeded under the five minute rule. Scott of Kansas ordered an amend ment restoring- hides to the Oinglcy bill standing of 10 per cent ad va lorem. The Payne bill makes hides free. An amendment to the oil sched ule will provide 25 per cent duty on crude oils. THANK THE BOARD Tlicy. ApMMViutc Action or tin- OM cials In Giving- Them at Holiday ' So Tuey Can See the Circus. Realizing that the attendance in the city schools would be materially aecreased tomorrow afternoon on ac count of the circus, the board of edu cation, which met last evening. Redd ed that that tomorrow be given the children as a holiday in order that they may "sec the show come i'i" as well as witness the pel forma nee 'n the afternoon. Several of the board, v re of the opinion that one half day would lie sufficient but the majority ruled and the entire day wae .-ft aside as a holiday. The news was the cause for much Joy among the pupils of the various schools. The following is a fair sample of one of the many letters received by Superintendent Sterling this after noon thanking him and the board for the day's vacation extended them to morrow : Albuquerque, N. M.. April 6, 19UH. Iear Superintendent: The boys and girls uf Mm Schach's loom. Ward 3. wish to thank you and others for dismissing school on circ.u ';. , Very thankfully, . Jack Perdue, l.ucta Sanchez, Tnos. Rhodes, Ramoncitu Luna, John li maz, Renolda Arellanes, Kenneth Schum, Charlie Ross, Klmer Riehl, Albert Hurtline. Lucy (!. Hart, V.n ceslado DimaM, Leopold Vrlsarri, Kmll Kleinwort, Annie McCaffrey, Merce des Tafoya. Inez Gutierrez. Forest Rolllnsville. Alice Lcis, Annie Lewis, Margaret Hennessey, Margaret Pol lock, Tllie Ramirez. Kmma Hlomquist, Thersa l.abonte, Rudolph Zellhofer, Ruth l.lUlf. Heltrun Chavez. Gavin Wilson. The monthly report of Superintend ent Sterling which was read last even ing, was most encouragii.g anil snow ed the health of tha pupils of the va rious schools to be In excellent con dition Prof. Sterling also showed, in his report, the percentage of at-temluM-e and other matters of inter est. Thomas J. Naylon, secretary and clerk of the tioard of education also read his report which showed a 1ml ance of $14. 67:!. 28 on hand on Apr'! 1st last the fail 21st last Mr. Naylon was authorized at veiling s meeting to prosecute delinquent tax payers wh to pay tneir poll tax by April The following were present rt evening's meeting: President A. J. Mc.loy, John Conley. Ceo. Craig. Geo. Glegoldt, I. N. Marmn and Frank Moore. lUtll'S VUX IX ALAK MA. Montgomery. April i. The Ala bama state prohibition law was to day declared constitutional and valid. A ST. LOUIS JUDGE HAS JUST DKCIDKIt THAT A WOMAN HAS NO HUSBAND'S POCKKTS. NATIVE KILLED NEGRO WITH DOOR OF STOVE lVil Commuted Lawt Xiglit In City Jail Resulted iii Iratlt or Victim at Hospital Today. Robert Benefleld. a colored man. arrested Sunday for being drunk and yesterday morning sentenced by Po lice Judge Craig to ten days In Jail, was so badly beaten last night by Leopoldo Torres, a fellow prisoner, that he died at noon today at St. Joseph's hospital. His skull was fractured in several places, but City Physician Peareo, who performed an operation to relieve the pressure on the skull, says that he died from loss of blood. The assault upon lienelield was committed while the latter wus asleep, from all appearances. lfen- field, Torres and W. C. Klncade were the occupants of the city jail last Light. Klncade was locked In a cell yesterday for being troublesome and T orres and Ttcnefleld were together in the corridor. When Police Offl-i-i r Guivera opened the Jail this morning to give the prisoners their breakfast, Torres wns walking around in the room and li ncflt Id was lying on ,i cot in an open cell, Guivera said that he noticed blood on the lloor of the Jail. A large pool of it stood on the lloor near the Jail door. Kiiteiing the cell, he uncovered Kent-field's face and found the negro cov ered with blood and unconscious. His ln-ad was a mass of hrulst s. He asked T Ties who hit Rt-neflcld and the na-tio- said that he did. The officer asked him what lie did it with and Torres .-did, a stone, (iuivera looked anoind the Jail but could find no stone. He then noticed the door of the stove lying on th- fl-mr. covered w it ft blood. Kincade was asked if he knew that Kern-Held had been assaulted and he said that he I i , 1 not. He said that a man had attempted to break the luck on his cell, and that when he atti mpted to drive the man away he struck him. Torres also sprung the bars on the jail window apparently in an attempt to escape, but was unable to get them wide enough apart to get through. llenefield was hurried to the hos pital and sn operation performed, but he never recovered eniist-lous- A cot of blankets lying on the floor of the Jail, with Kent-field's clothes under the pillow, indicates that the negro was sleeping outside the cell when attacked. There was consid erable l!oo, on the blankets at the hi ad of the cot. Tories probably truck him while asleep. The negro rolled out into the middle of the floor of the jail, where he bled profusely. Torres, believing that lie had killed him. picked up the body and put it in the cell and covered it up. Sun day previous to being arrested for being drunk, Torres Jumped through a w indow of the Red Light saloon and cut his hand. The officers say he has been drunk for a week, and is prac tically out of his mind. He has a wife and seven children living west of the Iiarelas bridge on the west side of the Rio Grande. Several years ago he was employed by An dreas Romero, the Hold avenue 1 butcher. Mr. Romero says that Tor res is a bad man. Kent-field worked as a porter at the barber shop of F. Nlcolacl, 107 Cen tral avenue, until arrested Sunday. He came here recently from Califor nia but formerly llv d In Philadel phia. He was urrtJtcuti for . being drunk several weeks ago. Sunday was his second offense since coming to Albuquerque. KELLOGG ARGUES FOR GOVERNMENT INTEREST Noted Attorney Make Plea in HI, louls Court to Haw Standard Oil Coinjmiiy Dissolved. St. Louis, April 6.-Governnie it Attorney Kellogg, in argument of the catc seeking to dissolve the Standard oil, declured that the original twen ty companies involved in the trust agreement of 1S79 and 18N2 were at that time competitive and illegal un der the then common law. He said that tne same .-"splracy to monop olize anil restrain commerce had ex isted until the present day. Judge Hook asked Kellogg if it were possible for a single person to effect a monopoly, whereupon '.he lawyer answered: "If we tan utretch the human im agination far enough It is possible to conceive such a monopoly." It Is probable the arguments will last until next week. COUDTY BOARD WILL IMPROVE IKE ROADS jtit:o Sum is lo 1m- SM-nt Iii Improv ing I tiem and County Jail Will He Knlargvd. The county coin m insioneis yester day voted to spend J:!..'. MO al once :i tile county roads The second district was given flfi'Mi and the other two wen- apportioned $1,000 each, money is to tie drawn out of the eral road fund. Tin- contract for an addition t county Jail was awarded to C Grande, at $1,200 and a bond Tin-gen- the A. filed work by Mr. Grande approved. The of construction will begin at once. An order was is-u.-d dividing pre cinct No. 2 near Atrisco. In com pliance w ith a p' Iitlon signed by i large number of voters. The iiei precinct was chrietened Del Rio and numbered 2 An election of precinct officers will be held April 20. ( . N. Mai inn, I'. F. McCanua an ! Thus. F. Keleher were appointed a committee of three to view a new road petitioned for by Rev A M. Mandaiari and others, running troni Fourth street to Santa llarliaia tery. tn- wooi, m RKirr ii:t. Koston. April There I littl change In tin local wool situation ami business continues quit t, wil.i fresh transfers few and lots small. Opt rations In foreign woo! have fall t n off. Values hold firm in all lines, fine staple territory being worth B't cents and clothing territory 6$ cent, cleaned. Trading In fleece wools s slow w hile scoured wools are in It -nrtund with prices firm. RIC.HT TO Go TIIPOfCH itlUOLt.H HRlt LIMITED DELAYED AND FIREMAN HURT SU-hki l'lM Jlurst. flooding Hu tub, "in r.nicM SCopfMHl Train and Prevented Wreck. irgil I. Strickland, a locomotive llreman who resides with his wid owed mother at 610 South Uroadway was severely Injured, and; the Cail iouna limited was delayed an hour this afternoon as a result of the bursting of the arch flue on Knglne No. 1417. A disastrous wreck was narrowly averted. The limited was steuming through i oe lower end or the lower yards about 1:10 o'clock, when the 'pipe ooi-si. rireman Strickland was stooping over when the blast nearly swept him from his feet. Relieving that In- was about to be scalded to death. Strickland leaped through the side door to the ground. The force of Ho fall threw him headlond on bis face and hands, fairly grinding cinders (ind soil Into the flesh. F. K. Lee, the engineer, probably saw, the limited from being wreck- eu. lien the steam pipe burst Lee threw on the emergency brake and ran out or the cab on the running hoard. Tin- engine slowed down with out so much as a Jar. A telephone mesage was sent to the round house und a snitch engine was sent out for the crippled train. Fireman Strick land was picket! up and tin- train backed up to the station fur a new engine. A. Itorders' ambulance l ushed Strickland to the hospital. l:l.MTIO X MOTX. Unite, April 6. Republican mav or wire elected yesterday at Mis soula and Killings, while Ih-mocratlc mayors were elected at Kutt"', Ana conda, Gnat Falls, liozeman and IJvingst on. Citizens' candidates were sticct ssful at Ix-wiston. Miles City, Plains. Glendive and Dillon. VOTIXt; AT ST. IXHIS. St. Louis, April 6. Voters began casting ballots early this morning for a new set of city officials. William G Wiit-rner is Oeniocratic nomine' foi mayor and Frederick Krelsman.i, Republican nominee. I.IOI'OK Ol KNTIOX IX IT. Iienver, April ti The liquor ques tion is Involved in tin elections In Colorado towns today. Colorado Springs. Grand Junction. Cripple i 'reek. Trinidad and lioulder will de cide tin- question of saloons or no saloons. GOVI KOK SH.XS KILL. Lincoln. Neli. April S Governor S( i llenberger today signed the day I gut saloon bill irohibiling the sale of liquor i xcept between the hours of 7 a. m. and H p. in. I'MRII soi-oxs ii:irr. Tallahasse. April .-With a pro bibitioii battle in prospect the legis lature convened today. I'tohihltionlstg have planned a fight but their oppo nents hope to block legislation. ii.ls ii s i :i.i:ctiox. I'ltllas. April S llallax is cooosi-lg a mayor ami four commissioners to tlav. It Is conceded that the Citizens ticket will be elected as only thp So ciulists me opposing It. Former President Given Rous ing Farewell as His Ship Leaves the Harbor. TRENCH CRITICIZE . ROOSEVELT'S WAYS Declare He Is Wrapped up In Him self and Quote Him as Mak ing Claim to Fame for His Work as President. pt'sples, April 6. Roosevelt and party boarded the steamer Admiral on which they will lournev tn Africa. I this morning and the Admiral shortly afterwards left for 1 Messina. Before going aboard the Admiral, Roosevelt thltnkCil the ie:l,l tt lha Vnannlllon .ii . . i . : police lor the protection afforded. The mayor of Naples yesterday In uuu t .tce. t- ,).-,, u.e manas oi the Italian peoplo to Roosevelt and the American people for aid in the earthquake. Roosevelt boarded the ship at 10 o'clock and when the steamer passed out of the harbor mitnV emft lllllmlnutn.l In tw.v. , ... ,.- or of the departure. King- Meets lUm. Messina, April (. King Emmanuel and Roosevelt met this afternoon on ooara me Italian DattU-ship Reum- herto in Messina harbor. Tlie French Ounvni Paris, April . The Fr is displaying great interes' osity ill Roosevelt. V'When the Caesur of i inocracy goes hunting, F.i Africa and America dim windows and watch the publicity pass," it the waj tfihriitf.; U-.,wct,V trip The, hihjiul'y of-tie eo$ . who went to write of ' president say that hi- is himself, and declare thi freely about himself and a disposition to preach. They referred to his pride in the American army ami navy. "Hv itreiis rl nif for unr " he , quoted. "I was able to calm the im- tlied the doK acting peculiarly. It petuoslty of America against- Japan." Poke1 its noso ln the ir anJ "iiped He is further quoted as saying that audibly toward the rear of the bulld tho president of the United States is inS- Following the animal. Miss Al more powerful than any Kuropean bright was led into the rear room on monarch. He polntetl out his im- tho second floor, where she found mense appointive power and the smoke with a strong odor of oil, coin power of making treaties with only from the lower floor. An alarm the consent of thone he termed na- of fire was turned ln by telephone, tlonal regulators. The department responding quickly. "The machinery of state will now found tho room on the flrst floor roll on without me,"he Is quoted, 'but with the impetus I have given, Taft will build the Panama canal. outinue to Increase the military and check the trusts If they become too obstreperous LIBRARY BOARD FINDS THINGS IN GOOD SHAPE t was surprised to see flames n the Many l"-ode I'ltlroniM- the lu-lllu- loom again a short distance from lion ami It I lrogresliig w here the first fire hail been. Kreak- lUipldly. j ing ofien the door he found a stack I of papers on a table on fire, but ex- A regular meeting of the librury languished It with little difficulty, commission was held last evening and' Uoth fires did little damage. La that institution was found to be in a Opinion Publica. a Spanish weekly most flourishing condition. Three newsfiuper, which occupies the first thousand books have been circulated floor, suffered probably $25 damage, among the patrons of the library dur-, building was not damaged over ing the month of March, which makes '00- an average of 114 books a day. The' Attorney F.ltlgo Rata, proprietor nf public library is steadily becoming,1-'1 Opinion Publica. first heard of more popular and the new record just ,h' Hre this morning and after an in established bears out this statement. I vestigation, said that he believed it The resignation of Mrs. R. F. As- ; ,u"l been a d. liberate attempt to burn plui.d es a member of the commix- hlm ut- IJu il that he had had slon from the second ward was re- trouble with an employe a few days ce.ved and accepted nt the meeting a Rnd had put the man out of his last evening. Mrs. Asplunf resigns Place- ,Ie received a card from him h. r position in this city in order that at San Martial saying that a key to she may Join her husband In Santa tne "'iing In a drawer in the Fe. w here he has accepted a position omt' d,'sk- The kl ' l "ulJ "' b" i. . h.. .ih,.c ,.f r-1-..f i v. fii.i-w found. territorial superintendent of Instrue t ion. ot-rritoiT MF.S DRV. Iietrolt. April 6. More than K00 saloons and ten breweries will be forced out of business in nineteen counties as a result of the election held yesterday. Returns give ttie "drys" twenty nut of twenty-seven counties where the liquor question was an -Mtue, TWO HOYS Kll.l.l ll. Pittsburg, April . Two boys were killed and six persons hurt today when a street car on the St. Claire incline broke loose and plunged down the hill. The car was mashnl and the victims buried in the debris. MK.XICO WXTS ROl. St. Petersburg. April 8. The Mex ican minister to Russia has requested the government to send a circular to Russian manufacturers asking for this fir new railroad construction In Mexico. AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF ARIZONA Nomination Will be Sent to Senate wften It Con venes Next Thursday. YOUNG IS NAMED TOJUCCEED PAGE Resignation of Utter as Secretary of the Territory Asked In the Interests of Har v mony. Washington, April 6. Taft will send to the Senate Thursday the nomlnutl(n of Judge Richard E. . Sloan, of Prescott, to be governor of I Arizona, vice Kibbey, whose term haa I . . expired. The name of Oeorge V. ymlnir nf r-r..tt k. - n. - . . ... . i , u r- in oiui lai secretary, will also be sent to the , Senate. These nominations were tc have been made today but the Senate . a not In session. j Young succeeds John 11 Pag" whose resignation was aeked In thi Interests of harmony. The announce- ' . - . . , . niem louuwea a conterrnce at t flo White House of President Taft, Hitch cock and Delegate Cameron of Arl- a, and Hoval A. Smith, chairman j the Arlxona Republican central committee, ' '' street, lust night. - About, 11 o'clock Miss Albright no- filled with smoke, and a smouldering j fire in papers beneath the building. I The firemen broke In a rear door. and chopping a hole in the floor, c as- ily extinguished the blaze, but the in dications of Incendiarism were so ev ident that Police Officer O'Grady was fear of a second attempt, stationed to watch the building for . After pacing up and down in front of the building, tho officer decided that he would take a turn around the block. When he came back, he Fire Chief Kurtless said this morn ing he believed the lire was of incen diary origin. He was at the council meeting and did not reach the fire until after his tin men had It out, but the evidences of incendiarism were prominent. The second Moor of the building is occupied by the Albright studio. Mrs Franc. L. Albright and her daugh ter reside there also, if the fire had been latt r in thi- inn lit and had a good start before being discovered, it would have been difficult for them to escape. 'STKO ( AVT I.AM). Port of Spain. April 6. At the ur g'it request of the state department a' Washington the British govern no ni has decided not to permit ('as 1 1 o. former president of Venezuela t I ml at Trinidad. KI.I.4TIOX AT CHICAGO. Chicago. April i. An election Is i ing held today for the offices of , it cb rk and treasurer and more tl.an half the council.