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ANTA FE NEW in . MEXICAN VOL. 44. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14, 1907. NO. 155. Ill IT 111 County Seat of Quay Growing Steadily ' INSTALLING-WATER SYSTEM Plant Will Cost $50,000 When Completed Much Building Going On. L. P. Gamble, of Tucumcari, a bright and active young man, was a recent visitor to the Capital. He came to gee the Inauguration sights, to become acquainted and to enjoy the fine climate and attractions of the Capital. He arrived at Tucumcari v few months ago from Amarillo, Texas. By profession, he is a school teacher, but found this vocation too slow and that he could make more money In the real estate business In the thriv ing Quay County capital. He thinks that he has made a good choice. To a reporter of the New Mexican, Mr. Gamble said: "Tucumcari is all right In every way, so is Quay County. Indeed, 1 am told by surveyors who know that there is hardly a quarter section of government land that is sufficiently level to be ploughed and on which a home can be built, that has not 'been entered under the homestead laws. The only free government land now Is In the hilly section of the county and to that portion the live stock men have retired. On account of the heavy immigration and speedy settlement of the public domain most of the sheep and cattle that roamed over Quay County three years ago have been diminished in numbers and have gone elsewhere. The people who have come in during the past few years are of a very good class, pretty well' to do and the majority of them have brought with them im proved horses and cows, as well as farming machinery" and much furni ture. Crops this year will be good, so I have learned. This will be especially the case with corn and feed stuff. Tucumcari Growing Steadily. "Tucumcari is growing steadily and rapidly. Ten new business houses are now under course of construc tion; nine of them are being con structed out of that peculiar red rock that abounds in the vicinity of Tu cumcari, and one will be of concrete. These will be completed before the snow falls. The cost of these build ings when completed will be nearly $75,000. The business portion of the city will be handsomely improved by their construction. "Many new residences of all di mensionSi sizes and shapes are being built, something between sixty and seventy. Nearly all of them are sub stantial and will prove fine additions to the residence portion of the city. "The El Paso & Southwestern Rail way people are doing much work and employing many men, which of course aids business and the growth of the city. The large roundhouse, which was at Santa Rosa, and extensive shops are now in course of erection. "The grade of the Choctaw Rail road, a branch of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, from Amaril lo, Texas, to Tucumcari, 112 miles in length, is almost completed, and we have reason to believe In our town, that it is but a question of a few months when the grade will be thoroughly repaired and completed, and track-laying -will commence. With this new outlet, Tucumcari is bound to become one of the largest towns in eastern New Mexico or western Texas. "According to the records of the probate clerk, we expect to poll near ly 4,000 votes In November, 1908. Big Increase in School Census. "Our school census for the present year made by Superintendent Milner Rudulph, shows a total of 3,500 per sons of school age. That means per sons between the ages of five and twenty years, while the school cen sus last year was only about 1,500. "The Tucumcari Scouring Mills are all kept busy daily, Last year about 2,000,000 pounds of scoured wool were shipped from our town, while this - year I am informed by well posted persons, that the shipments will reach 3,000,000 pounds. "Sheep men in our section, as a rule, are (prosperous, although a few of them suffered a loss of lambs dur ing the cold spell in the spring. City Grants Water Works Franchise. "The city has granted a franchise for a new and extensive water sys' tem to W. F. Buchanan, president of the First National Bank, and his assO' dates. At least $50,000 will be spent to give the city a first class water system. , Water will likely have to be COMPLIMENT TO COLONEL PRICHARD Retiring Attorney General Receives Courteous Letter From Governor Curry Accepting Resignation. In acceptance of the resignation of Colonel George W. Prichard as at torney general of New Mexico, Gov ernor Curry has addressed a personal letter to the retiring legal adviser of the Territory which, while of charac teristic briefness, is very compliment ary .' The communication reads: "My Dear Colonel Prichard: I am in receipt of your letter of the 9th in stant in which you tender your resig nation as attorney general of the Ter ritory of New Mexico, stating that on account of personal business you de sire to retire from said office. "I hereby accept your resignation, to take effect upon the appointment and qualification of your successor, whom I shall today appoint, namely, Hon. Albert B. Fall, of Dona Ana County. "In connection with your resigna tion I desire to thank you on behalf of the people of New Mexico for the very able services you have rendered as attorney general and wishing you the greatest possible measure of suc cess in your future undertakings. I am, sir, sincerely yours, "GEORGE CURRY, "Governor of New Mexico. "Santa Fe, N. ,M. August 12, 1907." Attorney General Prichard tendered his resignation to the new executive, as has been stated, because he felt that Governor Curry would want a legal adviser of his own choosing. He accepted the position only temporarily anyway, during the interval Secretary James W. Raynolds was acting Governor. WILL BUILD HUGE WARSHIPS Reported That England Contemplates Construction of 30,000 Ton Monsters. Washington, Aug. 14. The naval experts here have been somewhat startled by a seemingly reliable re port that England proposes to build battle ships that will relegate the ter rible Dreadnaughts to the second class. The proposed vessel is to have a displacement of 30,000 tons and will have the unique arrangement of six turrents, each to hold three guns. With such an arrangement and with six turrets for the main battery, it would be possible to carry eighteen 12-inch guns. Experts here say that if 30,000 ton ships are built by Great Britain there would be nothing to do but to follow suit and to match at least the first of the new fighting machines. JUDGE FALL NOW .IN TEXAS CITY Will Be Here in Few Days to Assume Duties as Attorney General of New Mexico. Governor Curry is in receipt of a telegram from Judge Albert B. Fall, who has been appointed as attorney general of New Mexico, in which the latter says he will leave in a few days for Santa Fe. Judge Fall is now at El Paso, Texas, attending to pri vate legal business, Colonel George W. Prichard, the retiring attorney general, is prepared to turn the office over to his successor at any time. FROM COLORADO TO TENNESSEE BY BOAT. Denver, Aug. 14. Claude Hamilton and his wife of Mepmhis, Tennessee, who have been spending their vaca tion in Colorado, will return to , the South in a bot. Hhey intend to drift home by way of the North Platte, Platte, Missouri, and Missis sippi Rivers. The distance they will go in their boat will be 2,000 miles. They expect to reach Memphis about October 10. SECRETARY TAFT BACK IN WASHINGTON. Washington, Aug. 14. 'Secretary of War Taft returned to Washington this morning from" his vacation and at once plunged into the great mass of work to be disposed of between now and next Sunday when he leaves on his Western trip and embarks for the Philippines. procured from deep wells and -will have to be pumped by steam or elec tric power, to supply the city; also from a reservoir which will be con structed in the Pajarlta River, which runs a great deal of water during the spring months." Mr. Gamble impressed the reporter as a bright and active young busi ness man -who knows a good thing -when he sees It and who stated that he had come to New Mexico to make it his permanent home. He was greatly pleased with the town and the county of his residence. He en joyed his . visit to the Capital very much. JAFFA SUCCEEDS J.W. RAYNOLDS President Accepts Resignation of Secretary E New Official Named on Gov ernor Curry's Recommendation. Oyster Day, L. I., Aug. 11. President Roosevelt today ap pointed Nathan Jaffa, of Ros well, to be Secretary of New .Mexico, vice James W. Ray nolds, of Santa Fe, resigned. The news of the resignation as sec retary of the Territory of Hon. James W. Raynolds is not a surprise to his many friends, although such to the people generally. It had been rumor ed for a week that in case of the res ignation Nathan Jaffa of Roswell, cashier of the Citizens' National Bank of that city, and one of its leading men in business, socially and in the Republican party, would be appointed upon ihe recommendation of Gover nor George Curry. Resignation Was Voluntary. The resignation of Secretary Ray nolds means that Mr. Raynolds was desirous of retiring upon the assump tion of the office of executive by Gov ernor Curry believing and consider ing It proper and the right thing to do that the new executive should have in the Territorial office closest to that of the Governor an official who was in entire accord with his views of admin istration and official doings. The kindest and best of feeling ex ists between Governor Curry and Sec retary Raynojds and the latter's re tirement is for the purpose of doing everything in his power to carry the administration policies of the new Governor into the speediest operation. Among the good people of this city and of Las Vegas, his former home, and throughout the Territory, Secre tary Raynolds is very well and fav orably known as an official and in pri vate life. Universal regret at his re tirement from office is expressed. His resignation was brought about by the exigencies of politics and in no wise affects unfavorably his official or personal character. Mr. Jaffa Did Not Seek Office. As for Mr. Jaffa, he was not a can didate for the position and accepted it at a great sacrifice, but did so in order to do his level best to stand by his old friend, Captain George Curry, by the Republican party of the Territory as well as to aid in every possible way toward the proper, efficient and hon est administration of the Sunshine Territory and to help Governor Curry wherever possible for the progress and well being of New Mexico. Secretary Raynolds has served six years and over in his present position. His commission, had he remained in office, would have expired January 13, 1910. It is expected that Mr. Jaffa will be in Santa Fe just as soon as he can be replaced in the important financial position he now holds, which, it is be lieved, will be by the end of this month. LITTLE CHANGE Companies Refuse to Treat With Men ARBITRATION IS UNLIKELY Chicago Awaits Arrival of President Small-Associated Press Circuit Opened. Chicago, Aug. 14. Pending the' ar rival of President Small but little progress Is being made today in the efforts to secure a settlement of the telegraphers' strike. The companies today adhered to their determination not to receive any deputation from the strikers or to submit anything to arbitration. Both the Western Union and Postal managers asserted they Were in better condition than at any time since the strike began. Associated Press Circuit Opened. Chicago, Aug. 14. The regular ov erland circuit of the Associated Press was opened through to Denver and Colorado Springs at 9: 33 o'clock this morning. Postal Operators Quit in Frisco. San Francisco, Aug. I I. Fifty Pos tal telegraph operators struck here yesterday afternoon. Superintendent Storer says he can handle ordinary business, although slower than usual. Manager O'Brien of the Western Union whose men also struck yester day, claims to be in better shape than when his men went on strike. TELEGRAPH STRIKE BECOMING SERIOUS Extending to All Parts of United States and Cable Lines May Be Af fectedMessages are Delayed. Business of the country is being Imore or less tied up by the striki of Ki A. t. . . . . . - me union teiegrapn operators which is spreading to all parts of the United States. Unless the' differences be tween the strikers and the heads ol the two great commercial telegraph companies are settled within a few days the cable lines may be affected and there is a possibility that the rail road operators will declare a sympa thetic strike. With the limited force of non-union operators it is an utter impossibility to handle the enormous amount of business transmitted daily over the telegraph wires, but telegrams are be ing accepted subject to delay. Al though there are no operators in this city on a strike, the two offices here are affected because of the delays en countered in sending messages. The long distance telephone systems throughout the country are reaping a harvest on account of the telegra phers' strike because people Jiaving urgent messages to be transmitted do not care to trust to the uncertainty of having a telegram forwarded and can not wait for the slower process of de livery by mail. DEMURRER FILED IN DAMAGE CASE Argued and Submitted Today Before Judge McFie Matter Taken Under Advisement. A demurrer filed by the defendant in the damage suit of Harry Friday against the Santa Fe Railway Com pany was argued and submitted today in chambers before Judge John R. McFie. Friday it will be remembered was employed as a brakeman on the Santa Fe Central Railway and met with an accident falling from a freight car which resulted in the loss of a portion of one arm. 'He institut ed suit for damages in the sum of $50,000. Judge N. B. Laughlin ap pears as counsel for the railroad com pany and Colonel George W. Prichard as attorney for the plaintiff, . CLAIMS LAW IS 1 UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Magdalena, Aug. 14. Solomon Mon toya, who was arrested in Albuquer que last Sunday on the charge of ob taining money under false pretenses, was tried before the justice of the peace here and fined foO and costs. The case will be appealed, it being held that chapter 37, of the territo rial statutes of 1905, under which the sentence was passed, has been ruled unconstitutional by the district court. ALTON RAILROAD PLEADS IMMUNITY Expects to Effectually Bar Prosecu tion for Granting Rebates to Standard Oil. Chicago, Aug. 14. Upon a plea of immunity the Chicago and Alton Rail way expects effectually to bar prosecu tion by the government on the charge of granting rebates to the Standard Oil Company of Indiana.. This im munity is said to have been promised the Alton before the indictments against the Standard were returned last August, and in consideration of it the Alton furnished the federal au thorities with all proof necessary to convict the oil trust, The federal grand jury convened today to investi gate the charge against the railway company. Counsel for the Alton, however, claim they are not worrying over the outcome. JAPAN BUYS WAR TRANSPORTS Pays $400,000 for Two of Finest Ships in Canadian Pacific Railroad Service. Bellingham, Wash., Aug. 14. A dis patch to the Reveille from Vancou ver, says: "To be used as transports in time of war the Japanese govern ment has purchased the steamships Tartar and Anthenian from the Cana dian Pacific Railroad. The craft has been plying regularly between Aus tralia and Vancouver. They are the finest vessels in the Canadian Pacific service. It is understood the price paid was about $400,000." TERRITORIAL RIFLE TEAM IN PRACTICE Santa Fe Detachment Leaves This Evening for Las Vegas Preparatory to Going to Camp Perry. Preparatory to competing in the na tional rifle tournament at Camp Perry, the team which will represent the New Mexico National Guard will have a few days' target practice on the Ter ritorial range at Las Vegas. Sergeant E. S. Andrews, of Com pany F, First Infantry, New Mexico National Guard, went to the Meadow City night before last to erect the tar get frames, and have everything In readiness for the preliminary prac tice. The following other local mem bers of the team will leave tonight: Team captain, Brigadier General A. P. Tarkington; range officer, Lieutenant Colonel E. C. Abbott, Lieutenant S. C. McCrimmon, Lieutenaut H. E. Mc Cullough, Lieutenant Carlos Vlerra. First Sergeant J. H. McHughes, Quar termaster Sergeant Ashley T. Reed, Sergeant John Guttorman. Corporal Charles Llngenfelter. Lieutenants E. A. Lohman and George E. Buffnian, of Roswell, were expected to leave that, city today for Las Vegas, and Sergeants E. C. Wade and W. R. Ames leave tonight from Las Cruces. These constitute the ter ritorial rifle team, with the exception of Major R. C. Rankin, of Las Vegas, and Major B. Ruppe. of Albuquerque, who will join the team in the Meadow City as "coach" and "spotter" respectively. TO EXPOSE FAKE MINING SCHEMES General Uncovering of Alleged Frauds to Be Feature of Federal Grand Jury at Denver. Denver, Colo., Aug. 14. A genera uncovering of alleged mining frauds Is likely to be the feature of the next session of the federal grand jury. The postofflce inspectors have been at work on a large number of cases since the session of the grand jury last spring, and they have an immense mass of evidence partly ready to be submitted to the district attorney for presentation to the grand jury. It U expected that a grand jury will be called in October to meet at either Denver or Pueblo.' The grand jury last spring returned several mining fraud indictments, in cluding those against the Lost Bul lion Spanish Mines Company. It now appears that this was but the prelimi nary outcropping of a sweeping inves tigation, which may, before it is fin ished, Involve hundreds of men In trouble with the federal authorities. Just how many cases, if any. will be presented to the grand jury this fall cannot be predicted. The action of the government may depend In part upon the outtcome of the Lost Bullion trial now in progress in the United States district court. It is said upon good authority, however, that the post office inspectors are at work on some thing like 100 cases. KILLS WOMAN WHO SHOT BROTHER Friendly Scuffle Ends Fatally at Coal Camp of Dawson Slayer in Jail. Dawson, N. M., Aug. 11 Lizzie Zeller, is dead and John Jenkins is probably fatally wounded as the result of shooting affray which occurred here last night. Tom Jenkins, broth er of the Injured mau is in the coun ty jail at Raton, charged with the murder of the Zeller woman. It Is stated that John Jenkins went to the house of the Zeller woman and was engaged in a friendly . scuffle for the possession of a revolver when the weapon exploded. The bullet struck Jenkins In the left breast near the heart As soon as Thomas Jenkins heard of the affair he ran to the place and asked that the woman be pointed out to him. When this was done, it is al leged that he shot her three times. Death was instantaneous. The Jenkins are prominent here, their father being a pioneer in the district. The boys are miners, and also have worked for the Santa Fe Railway. DESERTED BY ELOPING RECTOR Unfrocked Minister Leaves Young Girl Who is In Canadian Sanitar ium a Nervous Wreck. Hemstead, L.' I Aug. 14. Accord ing to news that has reached Hem stead, the awakening has speedily come to Miss Floretta Whaley, the 17-year-old girl who eloped April 29 with her guardian, the Rev. Jere Knode Cooke, then rector of St. George Epis copal Church at Hemstead. Miss Whaley, it is reported, has been de serted by the unfrocked minister and is reported to be in a sanitarium in Canada, a nervous wreck. The where.- abouts of Cooke have not been learned. I E IS San Juan County Will Have Half Crop Navajo Indians Share in General Prosperity of Northern New Mexico. An early spring followed by late frosts caused the destruction in the bud of orchard fruit the length and breadth of the United states with the exception of in a few favored sections of the country. In most localities' the fruit crop this season is u total loss and in other places only about half a crop will be raised. San Juan Coun ty, New Mexico; Is placed in this lat ter category and the fruit growers there will derive more revenue from their half crop this season than they did last year with a full crop. Arthur M. Edwards, an attorney of Farmington, who is also a iiH-niber of the Bureau of Immigration, has been a visitor the pant few days in the Capital. Mr. Edwards is Identified with a large canning factory in his home town and naturally lie is deep ly interested in the fruit outlook. The prospects are that there will be little left for canning as there is a healthy demand for the fresh fruit which is growing as the season advances. Mr. Edwards in an interview last evening stated that summer apples which a year ago were fed to the hogs or rotted on the ground are now being sold at one dollar and a half per box in Farmington. He said: "San Juan County fanners and fruit growers are this year experiencing the most prosperous season in the history of the county. .While some of the growing orchard fruit was dam aged by the spring frosts the almost total failure of the fruit crops else where has resulted in a great demand and 'high prices for the San Juan product. "The apple crop this year is especi ally abundant and of a superior qual ity. Summer apples which were fed last year to the hogs on account of the immense crop are now bringing one dollar and a half per box at Farm ington. Near Cedar Hill in the north ern part of the county good peach and pear crops are being raised. It seems that the peaches and pears were not far enough advanced in this section to be destroyed by the frost as was the case iu the southern portion. Crops Bring High Prices. "Vegetables and cereals of all kinds have done well this season, thanks to the abundant rains which furnished plenty of moisture for the growing crops. The alfalfa crop has been unusually abundant. Altogeth er it will be seen that the agricul turists and the horticulturists have every reason to be happy and con tented. The fruit growers will re ceive more for their ha'f crop of ap ples this year than they did for a full crop last year. "The Navajo Indians are sharing in the general prosperity of that section of the Territory. They are entirely self-supporting and raise good crops of corn and other products by their own "dry farming" methods. They possess large herds of sheep and are now investing in spring wagons, top buggies and other luxuries of the suc cessful farmer. "The restoration to entry of over 200,000 acres of land adjacent to Farmington, Frultland and La Plata means a great increase in population. These lands are open to selection on September 9 and to entry on October 9. They comprise some of the best land in the county. Surveys are now being made for a ditch to cover these lands, including the famous "mead ows," which are embraced In the re storation order. Want New Bridge. "The county commissioners, it is hoped, will soon build a bridge across the San Juan River, which will divert a large trade that now goes to Thor eau and Gallup and will open up for easy settlement an immense area of the finest land in the county. "Farmington has raised $2,500 for the fencing of the fair grounds and the erection thereon of a grandstand. The Farmington fair, to be held Sep tember 18 to 21, will be the largest and best ever held in San Juan County. FEDERAL NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO CHANGES HANDS. Chiqago, Aug. 14. The Federal Na tional Bank last night passed into the hands of a coterie of financiers head ed by John Worthington of Kansas City, Missouri.