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I.I II. ' "' " ' ' " I.-- ,. , I I I 9 I. .11. j I . -I.. ..I ,. ,. I I.. i VOL. 43. SANTA FE, N. M., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13. 1906. NO. 202. HUDSON RIVER BOATS COLLIDE In Fog at Night One Killed One Missing. CREWS PREVENTED II PANIC Among Passengers-Saratoga Out of Commission Adiron-. dack Able to Proceed. Albany, N. V., Oct. 13. In what was practically a head on collision on the Hudson River at 1:20 o'clock this morning between the steamers Adiron dack of the People's line and the Sara toga, of the Citizen's line one roan Is believed to have lost his life, about five 'hundred passengers had a thrill ing experience and both steamers were damaged to the extent of thou sands of dollars, the Saratoga being practically put out of commission. The nrlsslng man Is George L. Horton, the freight clerk on the Adirondack. The collision occurred near Tivoll about twelve miles from New York at one of the narrowest parts of the river, while both boats were feeling their way through a dense fog which set tled on the river just before one o'clock. The Saratoga, bound south firom Troy with about 200 passengers and a heavy consignment of freight, crashed into the Adirondack, bound north from New York. The collision tore away about seventy-five feet of the lower deck on the port side of the Saratoga. The terrific Impact caused the Saratoga to rebound and she now lays at anchor a few yards from where the collision took place. Fortunately the propeHor Onterara was near and gave every assistance. She transferred about one hundred and fifty passengers to the shore while the rest remained aboard. From the stories told by the passengers and the captain of the Adirondack 'there was comparatively little . excitement con sidering the seriousness of the acci dent. Detailed Account of Accident on Hudson, Night passenger steamers, Adiron dack of the People's line of AUbany, and the Saratoga of the Citizens' dine of Troy, collided near Glasco, twelve miles north of the city at 1:20 o'clock this morning. Clarence Sherman of Meilrose, New York, an oiler on the Saratoga, was killed and George Horton of New York, a cleric on the Adirondack, Is missing. The collision occurred In a dense fog which prevented the pilots on either boat from seeing the other Both it Is thought, missed their bear ings. Saratoga Put Out of Commission. The "Saratoga sustained the great est damage. The Adirondack was on her way to Albany and the Saratoga was en route to New York. The Adirondack tore off the port side of the Saratoga which listed to port and her boilers went overboard and sank. Flying Timbers Killed Oiler Sherman. Sherman was killed instantly by flying timbers. Many passengers on the Saratoga were knocked down by the force of the collision, but the crews of both boats assisted in rescu ing them and later they were trans ferred to the City of Troy, landed at Tlvola and seat to New York "by train. The passengers of both boats were panic stricken and only the coolness of the officers and crews prevented a heavy loss of life. The Saratoga was hauled to the Glasco dock where she anchored. The officers of the Sarato ga say the collision was unavoidable on account of the fog. The Adiron dack was able to continue on her way to Albany. FARMER KILLS - FAMILY WITH AX Knoxvllle, Oct, 43. Chalburn MIn tooth, aged fifty years and one of the most prominent farmers In this coun ty, today murdered his wife and four children, fatally Injured two other children and then committed suicide by cutting his own throat. It Is be lieved that he became suddenly In sane. An ax was used' in the deadly work. 8ANTA FE TO DOUBLE TRACK TO CHICAGO. Las Vegas, N. M., Oct. 13. Accord ing to a sub-contractor engaged In building of the Eastern Railway of New Mexico which Is commonly known as the Belen cut-oft, the Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe Railway Company wlll'have its present mountain route double-tracked from Abuquerque to Chicago. A certificate jtcreaslng the capital stock of the Eastern Railway of New Mexico was filed yesterday In the office of the probate clerk of San .Miguel County. LEANDRO BACA STILL HOLDS SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT SOCORRO. Socorro, N. M., Oct. 13. Leandro Baca, the deposed sheriff of Socorro County, who was removed on charges of malfeasance by Governor Hager man is still in control of the sheriff's office and refuses to vacate It until forced out by an order of the court. iMeslaa Baca, the newly appointed sheriff has filed a bond and It has been approved. It is expected that be will apply for an order of the court removing Leandro Baca. AZTEC RUINS IN SAN JUAN COUNTY Government to Preserve Ancient Pueblos Santa Feans Visit Them. What Captain William Strover, a civil engineer in the employ of the general land office at Washington, and formerly a resident of Santa Fe, con siders the most Interesting of the an cient pueblo ruins in this country are located In Chaco Canon, at a point aibout sixty miles south of the town of Faraiington. He returned to this city a few days ago after spending ov er two weeks in making surveys of the pre-uistoric pueblos with the Idea In view of having the lands on which they are situated seggregated from the public domain and withdrawn .from settlement. Captain Strover was accompanied on his recent expedition by four lo cal residents, Charles Haspelmath, Norman L. King, E. S. Andrews and Frank Delgado. The quartet assisted him in his work of surveying. Mr. Haspelmalh and Mr. Andrews acted as flagmen, and Mr. King and Mr. Del gado were the chalnmen. The party made Its "headquarters most of the time while away at the ancient pueblo Bonito. It was rather a strenuous job of surveying as they were com pelled frequently to ascend tortuous cliffs with the Instruments. In conversation yesterday with a representative of the New Mexican, Caiptaln Strover stated that the gov ernment was anxious to preserve as many of these ancient ruins as prac ticable for future generations and in the interest of scientific research. Speaking about the old pueblos which he had just visited he said: 'The Chaco Canon ruins are the most extensive of the kind In the United States. The ancient buildings were erected entirely of stone and the workmanship compares favorably with modern masonry. Considerable exca vation has been done In recent years among the ruins by private parties working for themselves or various museums, but they did not go at it systematically and with regard to the preservation of the ruins and much damage resulted from this Indiscrimi nate digging for relics and curios. ' "It is 'the Intention of the govern ment now to declare them national monuments in accordance with an act of Congress passed last June which gives the President authority to set aside all ancient ruins in the United States. The Pueblo Bonito is between five hundred and six hundred feet square and It is estimated that it contained between 1,200 and 1,500 rooms. Many of the lower stories are still intaet and sealed up. Numer ous Indian burial mounds are scat tered along the foot of the cliffs which are unmolested and they will undoubtedly yield through scientific Investigation many valuable relics. "There are a large number of oth er ancient pueblos in the vicinity equally as extensive as the old pueblo Bonito. Ten of such ruins are within a radius of one Jiil'le and a half of Bo nfto. Others are a greater distance away in a northwesterly and a south easterly direction. "It was quite a tedious trip and took six days, tree days by train and three days overland. The overland trip was hard on account of the Band through which we had to (travel. Drinking water free from alkali was difficult to obtain and while camped at Bonito we had to climh a crude stairway up the side of a steep cliff to secure water fit for drinking purposes. This was rain water which was caught in .She hollow of a rock and Jt finally became stagnant. It was a perilous climb up .this cliff by means of hand and foot holes made by the ancient people." Captain Strover expects to remain a month longer in and around Santa Fe. He will go. from here in a few days to investigate a boundary dis pute at Santa Domingo. After this work is finished he will return .to the city and await orders from Washing ton. He is making his headquarters while here at the Claire Hotel. BERTHA KRUPP MARRIES OFFICER Wealthy German Girl Goes Through Civil Ceremony Few Present, Essen, Prussia, Oct. 13. The civil ceremony of the marriage of Fraulein Bertha Krupp to Lieutenant Gustav Von Bohlen, under Halbach took place today at the -eglstrars office of the village of Bredencey, near here. The proceedings- were strictly formal and only a brother of the bridegroom and a cousin of the bride were present. BOYKIN SENTENCED TO .2 YEARS IN PRISON. Portales, Oct. 13. n'ound guilty of murder in the secoi, 1 degree, A. M. Boykln, a well known citizen of Tit cumcarl, was sentenced yesterday to a term of twelve years in the peniten tiary by Judge W. H. Pope. Boykln was arrested on the charge of killing uls brother-in-law, Henry Stoldt, in December, 1904. The tragedy occur red at Portales. The men had mar ried sisters and the fatal affray was the sequel of a family quarrel. ODD 8UIT IN CONTEST ' FILED IN ALBUQUERQUE. Albuquerque, N. M., Oct, 13. An odd suit has been filed in the Second Judicial District Court for Bernalillo County by Juan Armijo y Baca against Hilarlo Lobato, contesting the letter's election as mayordomo of the acequla madre of the community of Ranchos de Atrlsco. The election of the com mission of the same community coin posed of Jose de La Luz Sanchez, Candido Page and Trinidad Gabaldon, is also contested. . . U V" - " 4 'rJ jh-v-v- ; 1 I B ' i. i l , D . f ; vi? ' . ' li 1 y-',-- V i rh H y J A j I CHARLES Republican Candidate for Charles C. Closson, who is the Re publican candidate for sheriff of San ta Fe Couniv, is a man in the prime of life, Is sober.- industrious and re liable, possessing much fitness for the position and great nerve; he is thor oughly acquainted with the people, the conditions and the geography of Santa Fe County and remarkably well qualified to discharge the duties of the office courageously, satisfactorily and efficiently. He is n native of Canada, having been born at Workworth in the Do minion in the year ISC". In early childhood his parents moved to New England. His father had become a naturalized citizen before marriage. Twenty-seven yeai'3 ago the family moved to 1-83 Vegas where young Closson grew to manhood. Before coming to Las Vegas he attended the public schools In his New England home and thereafter a private school in Las Vegas. At the early age of 10 he became a plumper's apprentice and learned the plumber's trade.; Thereaf ter, he was associated in business with his father for several years In the Meadow City. He moved to Cer rillos In this county seventeen years REPUBLICANS WILL BE SUCCESSFUL In Dona Ana County This Campaign Probable Nominees Convention 20th Instant. Special to the New Mexican. Las Oruces, October 13. The poli tical situation In Dona Ana County Is very favorable to the Republicans and it looks as If the largest majority ev er attained by any party in the county will be given the Republican legisla tive and county tickets on Novem ber 6th. The Democrats are demoral ized and it is thought, that not even a county convention of that party tr the nomination of candidates for coun ty and legislative offices will be In the field. The Democratic politicians here admit this and it looks to be a fact. The Republicans are. united and the differences heretofore existing have been smoothed over. The con vention which will meet, here on the 20th instant, will likely renominate Isidoro Armijo for the position of probate clerk, and ex-olflcio recorder which he has filled for ithree terms so satisfactorily and efficiently that the name of no other candidate la even Ibeing mentioned. Oscar Loh man, present Inclum'bent will likely he renominated for the position of treas urer and ex-officio collector as he has made a very good record and has conducted the ' office honestly and faithfully. For assessor Charles S.. Miller Is In the field and stands a good show for the nomination; R. Nletzschmann Is prominently mentioned as a candidate for the board of county commission ers and Roman De La O. Is being talked of for probate judge; L. F. Bills Is in the race for nomination of superintendent of public schools and in all probability will be successful. Jose R. Lucero, the present Incnmhent of the office of sheriff and who is a very efficient and prompt officer, may be the nominee for that office; else the nomination may go to his Brother Felipe Lucero. who has been chief deputy for some years and who is competent and qualified for the posi tion.. The renominatlon of Delegate An drews is very popular and a very heavy vote will be given him as his services to the people during the first session of the 59th Congress are well known and fully appreciated by Dona Ana County voters. MINERS' CONVENTION MAY . TRY TO CHANGE LAWS. . Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 13. It Is ex pected that a moyement will be set on foot to secure Important legisla tion as regards the mining laws, at M convention of the Arizona Miners' Association which meet '' here October 14 and IJ." Delegates and visitors are expected from all parts of Arizona also from Mexico,New Mexico, Texas Colorado and California. C. CLOSSON, Sheriff of Santa Fe County. ago and engaged In mercantile busi ness In that mining town, where he lemalned until 1900 when he came to Santa Fe and entered the livery busi ness, which he conducts today In a very successful manner and which has grown to very good propor tions under his carefui, painstaking and courteous management. He mar ried in Las Vegas and he and family are permanent residents of Santa Fe. He is one of the best known men in the county and what is more well and favorably known. He is straight forward and iionest In all transactions, and will carry these characteristics In to official life should he be ejected, of which there ought to be no doubt. If the people of Santa Fe County de sire the right man in the right place and a sheriff who will impartially en force the laws as they are on the sta tute books, who will be fearless and treat all alike In the discharge of his duties, who will manage (lie jail eco nomically and lionet Iv . .d will In all. respect perroiiiv Hs duty manful ly and honorably, then let them elect Charles C. Closson to the office for which he has been nominated. They will make no mistake by doing so. BROOM CORN IN THE ESTANCIA VALLEY E. S. Groves, Moriarty Settler Gives His Experience Encourag ing Outlook. E. S, Groves, formerly of .Wichita, Kansas, who made a homestead entry in April of t.iis year near Moriarty, was In the city today on business. He is engaged In immigration work In Kansas and expects to bring a num ber of settlers to the Estancia Valley tills fall. He seeded about 27 acres in broom corn on his homestead this spring. This did not mature, but did sufficiently well for the time It had io sprout to make good foddtr. He I--of the opinion that had he planted the seed earlier in the season, thus bene fitting by the wet condition of the ground in April .he would have reaped a good crop. He planted about one and a half acres in Mexican beans which did fairly well. He has great faith in the section surrounding Mori arty and believes with proper cultiva tion, good crops of cereals can be raised on the land there. Mr. Groves has a comfortable house on his claim in which he and his wife reside. He has fenced his 160 acres and has a fine well on the place, this being for ty feet deep and containing an abund ance of water for domestic and stock purposes. Mr. Groves has been a manufacturer of brooms for twenty years and Is thoroughly convensant with the business. He desires to in terest farmers ln the valley to raise broom corn that he may start a fac tory in that section. He believes the land In the valley is peculiarly well adapted to that purpose. He does not expect much for the first year or two in that line, but thinks that fine crops of broom corn can be raised there, after the land has heen culti vated for two or three seasons and becomes what might be called some what civilized. HERD OF GOATS RUN DOWN BY PASSENGER TRAIN. A herd of goats was almost annihi lated recently near the little town of Montoya in Dona Ana County hy a south bound train on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. Scores of the little animals were slaughtered, some being killed outright or so ter ribly mutilated that they died later from their Injuries. Before the train was stopped about one hundred were mangled. It is said no effort was made by the train men to kill the suf fering animals. A native lad was driving the herd and the goats were on the track with steep embankments on both sides before the youthful herder realized their danger. "All kinds of Blanks sonfonnlng to the New Mexico laws for sale by the New Mexican Printing Co, CZAR'S OFFICERS STILL ON TRIAL For Being Whipped By Japanese in Recent War. Caused Stringent Order to Be Issued Searching For Mysterious Auto. St, Petersburg, Oct. 13. The com mission which is Investigating the conduct of the Russian officers who look part in the battle of the Sea of Japan has luken up the case of Rear Admiral Etiqmst, commander of the light cruisers squadron who escaped to Manila. Admiral Enquist will be heard on Tue-day in justification of the withdrawal of his ships during the battle. Court Employes Cannot Rent Rooms. The minister of the Imiierial Court has Issued an order forbidding officials and employes ot the court to rent rooms or otherwise sheuer any per sons without a special permission of the minister. The order is due to the arrest of Klepnelffer and other terror ists at Peterhof on September 28 and the discovery that many of the parti cipants In the conspiracy were living unsuspected in the immediate vicinity of the Palace. The police are search ing for a mysterious automobile sup posed to belong to the terrorists which appeared in St. Petersburg recently. VALUABLE ADDITION TO COLLECTIONS Of the Historical Society of New Mexi co Rare Books Ancient Pottery. The New Mexico Historical Society is constantly adding to Its collections in various lines. Among the recent acquisitions is "The Historical Re lation of the' Life and Apostolic La bors of Fray Junipero Serra." This contains the full account, largely In the form of Falters Junipero's Fray, of the foundation of .all the Spanish missions In California. It is the origi nal edition In Spenish, hound in vel lum and a copy of which was for sale in New York two years, ago, was pur chased at $50. The volume now be longing to the Historical Society was bought in Chile, for a very reasonable sum, and Is ot great historic value. Another book of large interest Is the History of the Inquisition In Mex ico by Jose Tonitlo Medina, a work just published and containing a com plete account, of all the acts of the Inquisition from its establishment in 15G9 to its final destruction in 1820, including of course the cases in New Mexico, It is a large quarto, entitled "Historia del Tribunal del Santo Oflcio de la Inqulsiclon en Mexico." In other directions the collections are Increasing. Among pamphlets lately acquired is a copy of the pro posed constitution of New Mexico for mulated In 1872, of special Interest at this time. A number of fine pieces of pottery, Illustrating the work of Acoma, Cia and Santa Ana, have just been added to the collection of Pueb lo pottery, which Is now second only to the collection in the National Museum. NEWS BRIEFS FROM WIRES Suit has been filed in the district court at Topeka, Kansas, against the International Harvester Company of America in which it is charged In fifty counts with a conspiracy with the International Harvester Company of New Jersey to form a trust and control the sale of agricultural im plements In Kansas Proceedings are being conducted by Assistant State Attorney F. S. Jackson. The. Pope at Rome Is in excellent health and today received a large numlber of visitors In private audience chief among whom was Right Rev. E. Grouard, Apostolic Vicar of Athabas ca, Canada, of whom the Pope made Inquiries of the church in Canada. Twenty workmen were burned, two probably fatally, by the explosion of a converter In the Illinois Steel Com pany's plant near Chicago today. Eugene Peronar was killed, twelve were Injured and fuor may die, as the result of a street oar accident In Los Angeles today. A brake on a Brooklyn Avenue and Southern Depot line car, failed to work and Xhe car raced down a steep hill and crashed into a telephone pole. SLIGHT EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS FELT IN ALBUQUERQUE- Albuquerque, N. M., Oct. 13. Two slight earthquake shocks which shook pictures and bric-a-brac were felt in Albuquerque about two o'clock yester day afternoon. . No damage was done. The shooks, It is said, were felt as far south as El Paso. Few people In Albuquerque knew of the seismic dis turbances until Informed through the press. - Socorro and Belen Again Shaken. Belen, N. M Oct. 13. A slight earthquake shock occurred here yes terday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the same time vibrations were felt at. Albuquerque and Socorro. Only a few of the residents of this place no ticed the earth quiver. TERRORISTS IN BOYAL COURT MAGODN TAKES REINSJN CUBA Succeeded Taft as Governor at Noon Today. 10V0CITESJ1E POLICY As Predecessor in Proclama tion to the People of Island. Havana, Ooi. 13, Charles 15. Ma goon assumed the governorship of Cuba at noon today, succeeding Secre lary of War Tafi. In his proclama tion (loviTiinr Magoon said: "The pulley declared and the assur ances given by Secretary Taft will be sirielly adhered to and carried out. As provisional governor. I shall exer cise the powers and perform the du ties provided for by the third article, appendix to the constitution of Cuba, for the preservation of Cuban Inde pendence ami the protection of life and property. Shall Seek to Replace Cuban People In Power. "As soon as la consistent with the attainment of these ends, I shall seek to bring about a restoration of the ordinary agencies and methods of gov ernment under which the other and general provisions of (he constitution and laws which for the time being would lie inconsistent with the exer cise of the powers provided for by the third article of the appendix must be deemed to he in abeyance. "All other provisions of the consti tution and laws continue in full force and effect." Magoon Assumed Control Without Formalities. Without any formality excepting the issuing of an extraordinary copy of the Gazette, the government of Cuba was transferred at noon today by Secretary of War Taft to Charles E. Magoon. Governor Magoon issued a proclamation in assuming the gov ernment of Cuba which differed from Secretary Taft's in referring definite ly to the Piatt amendment as authori ty for the United States Intervention' and for all the exercises of power In the Island. Messrs. Taft, and Bacon and General Funston'and their re spective parties will proceed north ward on the (battleships at four o'clock this nfternoon. BIG PLANET FALLING TO EARTH Strange Object in Heavens Seen From Indian School was Not a Balloon Light at Night. It is now believed that the object discernable In the heavens to the south of the city from four until near ly nine o'clock yesterday was a fal ling planet. It was watched through a glass by Clerk Frank Crandall at the school until it was finally hidden from sight behind the clouds which overcast the sky. last night. In speak ing of the strange object, Mr. Cran dall said: "When the object was first noticed yesterday afternoon by Indian stu dents, It had the appearance of a white. globe which gave the Idea that it was a balloon. However, when darkness came, the object had grown in size, evidently caused by Its nearer approach and threw off a dull light, not like a shooting star or comet but much after the fashion of a big inca descent globe. There was a dull light about the object in a circle, as of a shaded lamp turned low. It was a sort of suoduea phosphorescent glow, and gave an uncanny light to the sky in the immediate vicinity. The In dian boys and girls were awed by the sight and to tell the truth, It had a similar effect on me. I focused a four foot telescope on the object and kept it in sight for quite a while. It was apparently sailing slowly earth ward, much as a parachute would drift downward before a alight breeze. . feel confident that tue object was not a balloon as I thought at first but was a planet of some sort, drifting s.owly earthwa-d. When the sky be came overcast with clouds the object was not strongly lighted enough to shine through and I could no longer see it. This morning, I searched the heavens with a glass but could find no trace of the object." The local weather office, this morn ing said that nothing regarding the ; object had been learned. It was the opinion there, that a comet had be come visible for a few hours. DENVER ATTORNEY DEAD IN PARIS Word Receive, by Brother No De tailsFormerly Colorado State Senator. Denver, Colo., Oct. 13. Oscar Reu ter, for many years prominent in legal and x)lltlcal circles died this morn ing in Paris where he has been visit Ing, according to n cablegram re ceived here by his brother Charles Reuter. No particulars were received. He was for a time state Senator and afterwards a member of the board of public works In Denver. He was 58 years old. The Santa Fe Dally New Mexican I Is headquarters for all kinds of blanks. 25,000 SAW BASEBALL GAME In Chicago 5,000 Persons Turned Away. CHAMPIDNSHJP OF WORLD Hangs in Balance Nationals and Americans Have Best Men in Field. Chicago, 111., Oct. KS.Excitwiieitt over the base bull championship series continues at high tension. Before the game was called today there was a general opinion that the winner of to day's contest would almost certainly win the series, because defeat would mean that It was necessary to win two straight games, a task which would be a heavy handicap where tho clubs are so evenly matched. The weather Is ideal. General Interest in Sport Never So Great. Public interest all over the United Stales and even in lxuidon, where considerable money will change hands, has never been so great, since the days of baseball. The crowds at the bis park could not be accommodated although every available space was utilized. With each team having two games to Its credit and the best play ers in each league in today's contest, there was no possibility of forecasting the result. Betting as on yesterday was even, and both leagues have thou sands of supporters and rooters. The batteries for the Nationals were: Ruhlhack and Kling; for the Americans, Walsh and Sullivan. Five Thousand People Turned Away and 25 Thousand Admitted. At. 1:15 o'clock every foot of space Inside the West Side Park was occu pied. At 1:40 o'clock the gates were ordered closed. It was estimated that five thousand persons were out side, some offering as high as $20 for entrance. President Murphy said that, there were at least 2.r.noo people in side of the park. BULLETIN Heavy batting was the feature in the game. The Ameri cans scored one and the Nationals three in the first inning. The Ameri cans then evened the score with two runs in the third and added four more runs with the Nationals only one in the fourth inning. Score at the end of the fourth Inning: Americans 7; Nationals 4. MONTREAL BANK DID NOT FAIL Reported in Trouble and Depositors Started a Run But the Institution Paid All Accounts. Montreal, Canada, Oct. 13 A heavy run on the Montreal branch of the Ontario bank developed today, aa the result of the publication yesterday of a statement that the bank was alleged to be In difficulties and that arrange ments hod been made by the bank of Montreal to take over its business. The depositors, however, were paid in full and R. N. King, the local man ager, said: "We opened this morning as inual and as you see, ate doing a big busi ness. I have no other instructions than to carry on the business as usual and we shall pay the depositors what, ever they demand until they are per fectly satisfied." STOLE SAME HORSE THREE TIMES Remarkable Craze, of Ohio Convict Who Died Last Night in Insane Ward of Prison. Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 13. Edward Baker, aged sixty years, died in the penitentiary last night, having occu pied a cell In the Insane ward for some time. Baker seemed to have a mania for stealing a certain horse in Vnnwert County. He was sent up for a short time for stealing the animal. When he got out he took the horse again and was sent up a second time. As soon as he was released he went to Vanwert County and stole the same horse a third time and was sent enced to fifteen years. MOUNT PELEE NOT IN ERUPTION French Cable Company Reports That Stories Circulated Yesterday Were False. New York, N. Y., Oct. 13. At the' offices of the French Cable Company In this city today it was stated that there had been no fresh eruption of Mount Pelee Island ot Martinique. Superintendent Sweeny of the French Cable Company's office said: "I have this moment received the following telegram from Martinique: "Stories of fresh eruption of Mount Pelee false, volcano Is calm." CIGAR STUB CAUSED BIG FIRE Marshnlltown, la., Oct. 13. A cigar stub left In the opera house at Brls tow, Iowa, started a fire which des troyed the business section early today.