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FE NEW MEXICAN . o . ... ,. a- : VOL. 44. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY OCTOBER 22, 1907. NO. 2U IIUT FOUND FOR LAND FRAUDS Against Phelps Dodge Company and Officials THREE COUNTS ALLEGED Coal Entries in San Juan County Claimed to Be Fraudulent. In the Indictment returned yester day afternoon by the federal grand jury here charging conspiracy to do fraud the United States out of certain coal lands as was mentioned In last evening's New Mexican, nineteen per sons are Involved and among them are officers of Phelps, Dodge and Company which has extensive mining interests in New Mexico and Arizona, and also operates the El Paso and Southwest ern Railway system. The coal lands alleged to have been Illegally acquired by connivance and conspiracy are sit uated in San Juan county. The indict ment is a very lengthy one, containing about twenty typewritten pages In which there are three specific counts. James Douglas, James McLean, A. Curtis James and Cleveland H. Dodge, who are all members of the Phelps, Dodge and Company, are among the persons indicted together with the cor poration itself, which is named in the true bill as the pr'ucipal defendant. Their addresses are all given as New York City. Others include Professor Louis D. Ricketts, a well known geo logist and mining expert of Princeton, New Jersey, who is believed to be at present In Cananea, Mexico, Charles A. Spiess of East Las Vegas and Gran ville Pendleton, of Aztecattorneys at law, and David M. White of this city, a civil engineer. Miss Henrietta G, Ricketts, of Princeton, New Jersey, a sister of Louis G. Ricketts and Mag gie A. Vann, of Princeton, New Jersey, a colored servant in the employ of the Ricketts, are also included in the In dictment. The others implicated are Robert B. Hegardt, Robert B. Rlel, Arthur E. J. Tovey, Nlles S. Berray, Edwin T. Stewart, Angus McAlpine, Emil R. Stahl and Carlton F. Moore, all of whom are located at Globe, Arizona, and are supposed to be employes in that city of Phelps. Dodge and Com pany, and Thomas H. O'Brien, of Fier ro, coal locating agent of the same cor poration. None of the entrymen on the coal lands Involved it is said, are residents of New Me-xtco. Premature Publication of Names of Indicted Persons. The names of the persons embraced in the blanket indictment were sup pressed yesterday, it least they were not given out for publication in last evening's New Mexican, but strangely enough the complete list appeared in this morning's Albuquerque Journal, under a date line as having been sent yesterday from Santa Fe. Clerk Fran cis C. Wilson of the. court was asked by a representative of the New Mexi can for a list of the names yesterday afternoon shortly after the true bill was reported and filed with him, but he declined to givn out the desired Information. He stated that he could not do so until warrants had been servad. The warrants were issued vdsterday afternoon and only three of them were served last evening by Deputy U. S. Marshal C. E. Newcomei who did not furnish the list of names to the correspondent of the Albuquer que Journal. The question now arises who leaked last evening and furnished the correspondent of the Albuquerque morning paper witb the information desired and why this Information was kept from the New Mexican, which had made every proper effort to obtain the same In the right way? - Yesterday afternoon it was official ly declared that the cause of justice would be injured if the names of the indicted persons were made public be fore this morning. However, this did not keep some official connected with the affair from "peaching" and giving information against the official declar ation. Grand Jury Adjourns Until October 31. Owing to the absence from the city for some time of Special Assistant At--torney General Ormsby McHarg, who is in charge of the. present Investiga tion into alleged land frauds.the grand jury at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon took another recess until October SI. Mr. McHarg will leave tonight for Wash ington, D. C, having been summoned there on official business,. Four members of the grand jury were dismissed thlp afternoon and the vacancies thus created were filled from the special venire ot four addi tional jurymen summoned yesterday. ANOTHER STATEHOOD LEAGUE FORMED Rousing Meeting Held at Albuquer que Last Night at Which Bernalillo County Organizes. Albuquerque, N. M., Oct. 22. At a largely attended mass meeting held here last night the Bernalillo County Statehood League, was organized and will become a part of the territorial organization formed at Santa Fe a week ago by Governor Curry. Resolu tions declaring for immediate state hood for New Mexico were adopted. The league will hold another meeting within the next two weeks, at which time it Is expected Governor Curry will be present and deliver an address. The following were elected officers of the local organization: President, William B. Chllders; First Vice President, Harvy B. Fer gusson; Second Vice President.Sheriff Perfecto Armijo; Treasurer, Mayor Frank . McKee; Secretary, Jay A. Hubbs, and Corresponding Secretary, P. F. McCanna. POSTPONE HEARING IN TIMBER CASES Absence of Government CounseT From Territory Causes the Delay. Special to the New Mexican. Albuquerque, N. M, Oct. 22. The cases in the United States district court here against the American Lum ber company, Clark M. Carr and oth ers, in which the United States charges that certain transactions In territorial timber lands, which were transferred by territorial authorities to the said defendants, were illegal and fraudulent, and in which injunc tions are sought preventing the cut ting or disposing of any cut timber on the land or moving any timber from the lands in question, until a de cision in the cases is had, and which were to be heard before Judge Ira A. Abbott next Saturday, have been post poned. It is understood that Orms by McHarg, special assistant to the attorney general of the United States who has these matters in charge will leave Santa Fe tonight and therefore will be unable to be present at the hearing next Saturday. CHILDREN MUST GO TO SCHOOL Justice of the Peace Gracla In Role of Truant Officer Will Prosecute ' Negligent Parents. New Mexico has a law requiring Darents or guardians of children be tween the ages of seven and fourteen years to send them to school and have them educated. Violations of this stat ute are punishable by a fine of not less than $5 or more than $35 or imprison ment of not more than ten days in the county jail. In Santa Fe and especially among the native people, complaints have been made that a number of children who ought to be in school are made to work or allowed to spend their time in idleness. There being no tru ant officer here Justice of the Peace Jose Ma. Garcia has taken it upon himself to see that the law m tnis connection is enforced. If parents and guardians who. are disobeying the law continue to do so in spite or Ms re neated warnings, he threatens to have them arrested and punished. JAIL DELIVERY AT SANTA ROSA Three Prisoners Mde Good Their Es cape In Mysterious Manner In Dead of Night. Santa Rosa, N. M., Oct. 22. Three prisoners escaped from Jail here Sat urday night. According to the jailer's account of the escape, it was very mysterious. He says: "I left the jail about 7 o'clock Sat urday night 'to get shaved. Before leaving I securely locked the prison ers in their cells and shackled the two who made their escape later. When I returned, I lit a match and looked Into the cells. Everything was alright apparently. In the morning up on opening the cells the prisoners had gone but the shackles were there and the cell doors Isrere still locked." Two of the prisoners were Ameri cans and one a Mexican. One was In for misdemeanor and the other two were held on a felony charge. (Continued On Page Eight.) FAVOR STATEHOOD FOR NEW MEXICO Farmers In National Convention at Oklahoma City Pass Resolutions ' to That Effect Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct. 22. A resolution declaring in favor of the admission into the union of New Mex ico as one Btate was passed yesterday by the Farmers' National Congress, which has been in session here this week. Among the New Mexicans boosting statehood here is J. H. Bear- rup, proprietor of the Rio Grand wool en mills at Albuquerque. WALL STREET EXPERIENCES ANOTHER TERRIFIC SLIP Knickerbocker Trust Company With Deposits of Sixty Million Dollars Closes Its Doors UNABLE TO WITHSTAND RUN BEGUN EARLY IN THE DAY Stocks Rallied at Clote of Market, But Further Failures are Feared as Result of General Apprehension in Financial Circles. New York, Oct. 22. Bankers, brok ers and business men generally, came down to their offices early today to prepare for whatever further develop ments there might be in the financial situation There was considerable ner vousness as the result of develop ments concerning the Knickerbocker Trust company. The news printed today that the Na tional Bank of Commerce yesterday gave notice that it would decline to longer act as the clearing house agent of the Knickerbocker Trust company and the resignation of Charles T. Bar ney as president of the Trust Company served to unsettle public sentiment more than the Morse-Heinze develop ments of last week. The magnitude of the business trans acted by the Knickerbocker Trust company, with deposits amounting to more than sixty million dollars, gave a much more serious aspect to the changes made in its management than did the changes in the relatively smaller Morse-Heinze concerns. Financiers Hold All Night Conference. The announcement of Barney's res ignation was followed by a series of conferences between financial men, which continued until 2 o'clock this morning. Among those present were J. Pierpont Morgan and his partners. After these meetings a statement was given out by the, , directors of, the Knickerbocker Trust company to tb effect that It had been decided in view of Barney's relations with the Morse-Heinze Interests, that the best interests of the company would be served by his resignation as president and director, and also as a director of the Bank of Commerce. Run Started on Knickerbocker Trust Company. The Knickerbocker Trust company this morning issued the following statement: "This company will here after clear by itself all guar antees. Additional cash, should it be needed, has been obtained, and the Trust company will be amply prepar ed to meet any emergencies that may grow out of the change In the method of clearing. The Knickerbocker has more than eight million dollars in cash in its vaults and the meeting of the trust company presidents last night was largely for the purpose of outlining a plan for a clearing house of the trust companies, similar to that of the banks. Excitement, amounting to almost a panic, marked the opening of business today In Wall street. The stock marked opened demoralized under heavy selling by brokers in all depart ments of the exchange and a run of considerable proportions was being made at the various offices of the Knickerbocker Trust company. At the main office, located at Fifth avenue and 34th street, more than one hundred and fifty persons were in line at 10:30 o'clodk this morning and the line of carriages in waiting extend ed for more than a block farther back of this line. The stock market's opening showed severely the effect of the renewed shock to public confidence, caused by the spread of financial distrust by published details of the affairs of the Knickerbocker Trust company. Prices broke widely on opening transactions under this outpouring of stocks, but almost immediately rallied. This rebound approximated from one-fourth to one-half . of the first break. This was followed by a second break, which, In turn, was succeeded by a good rally, the decline having been arrested before the previous low records were broken through. With this demonstration of effectiveness of support for the market somewhat more of a tranquil feeling ensued. Another Big Slump at Noon. At 12:35 o'clock there was another violent slump on Wall street, Union Pacific selling at 110, a loss of 7 1-4 and other stocks with nearly as great a loss. At that hour call money was at 50 per cent. The stock market had a rally during the final hour and closed' firm. Just before closing call money loaned at 6 per cent. The failure of Mayer and Company was announced at 2:30 o'clock this af ternoon. This is not an important con cern. Trust Company Suspends Payment. The Knickerbocker Trust company which was the scene of a run which started as soon as the doors were thrown open for business at 10:30 o'clock, owing to tho, refusal of the Na tional Bank of Conimerce to act as a clearing house agent for it and to the resignation of Cha:'les T. Barney as president of the Trust company, stopped paying depositors at 12:30 o'clock, the statement being made that the company could not secure curren cy rapidly enough. , The company officials declared that the suspension of payment was only temporary. Tlio closing of the bank's doors was attended with sensational scenes at its main banking room and at its Harlem branch. Depositors who crowded the rooms clamoring for their money, insisted that they be allowed to withdraw only a few dollars. When this was refused they decllnod to leave the room and police assistance was necessary to preserve order. The officers of the Knickerbocker bank Is sued a statement, stating that the company had paid out between seven and eight million dollars to depositors today, .. ; .:',.,', Ridgley Seeks to Allay Excitement Washington, D. C, Oct. 22. Comp troller of the Currency W. B. Ridgley, in speaking of the financial situation in New York today, said: "My advices from New York today are rcMSsuring and tho situatfoi thc-te should now improve. The storm has broken and the damage is known without any failure of national banks, which have been lately criticised. The Clearing House confirms my re ports that these banks are all solvent and is standing by them. Their debit balances at the Clearing House thlfe morning are less than expected and I understand one bank paid its balance without help. The national banks of the country generally are in strong shape and there is not the slightest occasion for any alarm in regard to any of them. This Is a time for cool ness and prudence and not for alarm." Cortelyou Ready to Render Aid. When Secretary Cortelyou was questioned today as to his intentions with respect to the financial situation in New York he 6aid he was not pre pared to make any statement. It is known, however, that the secretary stands "ready to meet any situation that may develop and that he is in a position to do this. It is understood that Corelyou has ordered $6,000,000 in currency distributed among the leading banks of New York. Dispatches from Chicago, Kansas City, San ' Francisco and other large cities say that the panic In Wall street has not affected the banks in those cities as yet President Roosevelt Unrelenting. Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 22. President Roosevelt in his address at the audi torium here today said: "There has been trouble in the stock market in the financial world during the last few months. The statement has frequently been made that the policies which I stand for, both legislative and executive, are re sponsible for this trouble. Now these policies of mine can be summed up in one brief sentence. They repre sent an effort to punish successful dishonesty. I doubt If these policies have had any material effect in bring ing about the present trouble, but if they have, it will not alter in the slightest degree my determination that for the remaining sixteen months of my term these policies shall be per severed in unswervingly. ' MASONS MEET AT CARLSBAD Grand Lodge Hears Address of Grand Master Grand Chapter Commences Session. Special to the New Mexican. Carlsbad, N. M., Oct. 22. The grand lodge of New Mexico of Free and Ac cepted Masons met in its thirtieth an nual communication here yesterday, Grand Master A. N. Tratt of this city presiding and Grand Secretary A. A. Keen of Albuquerque, officiating. A majority of tho grand officers was present and a majority of the lodges was represented. Grand Master Pratt delivered his annual address which showed gratifying prosperity and a commendable Increase In lodges and membership during the fiscal year which ended August 31st, last. The ad dress was referred to a committee on grand master's address. Tho reports of the grand secretary and grand treas urer were also read and referred to appropriate committees. Routine busi ness took up the remainder of the day. The grand chapter of Royal Arch Masons of New Mexico met today in the Masonic temple here In Its tenth annual convocation, Grand High Priest Chester D. Stevens, of Raton, presld ed and Grand Secretary A. A. Keen of flciated as grand secretary- A majority of the chapters was represented. The grand hlsh priest delivered his annual address, which was referred to the proper committee for examination and report. The annual report of the grand treasurer and grand secretary were reported and also referred to committees. The following are the of ficers of the grand chapter, most of whom aro present: C. D. Stevens, Raton, Grand High Priest; J. G. Fitch, Socorro, Deputy Grand High Priest; C. D. Boucher, East Las Vegas.Grand King; J. J. Kel ly, Silver City, Grand Scribe: A. J. Maloy, Albuquerque, Grand Treasur er; A. A. Keen, Albuquerque, Grand Secretary; Robert Kellahin, Roswell, Grand Lecturer; E. S. Stover, Albu querque, Grand Chaplain; Frank Hen nlng, Raton, Grand Captain of the Host; J. C. Slack, Clayton, Grand Prin cipal Sojourner; J. T. Bolton, Carls bad, Grand Royal Arch Captain: S. Spitz, Santa Fe, Grand Master Third Vail; Ed Pennington, Deming, Grand Master Second Vail; M. R. Williams. East Las Vegas, Grand Master First Vail; A. M. Whitcomb, Albuquerque, Grand Sentinel. At the grand lodge communication and the grand chapter convocation, Montezuma Lodge No. 1,'of this city, was represented by Dr. James A. Mas sif .Junior "warden, and Henry F. Stephens, past master, while the repre sentatives of the chapter are Compan ion Henry F. Stephens, secretary, and Companion James A. Massie, both holding proxies. A reception and banquet will be given to the visiting members of the Grand Lodge by Eddy Lodge No. 21 at 8 o'clock this evening in the lodge hall of the handsome Masonic temple. PRESENT BR W CHINAMEN MAKE BREAK FpR LIBERTY Fourteen Celestials Arrested at Las Cruces Take French Leave Three Still at Large. Las Cruces, N. M., Oct. 22. Four teen Chinamen confined in the jail here awaiting trial on the charge of being unlawfully in this country .broke jail Saturday night and three of the fourteen have not yet been captured. The Chinamen gained exit by loosen ing several bricks n the wall and crawling through the aperture. Eleven of the escaped Chinamen were captur ed at once, but three made their es cape and have not as yet been captur ed. These Chinamen were picked up along the line of the Santa Fe and along the New Mexico line by immi gration inspectors and brought to Las Cruces for trial before the United States commissioner. BALLOON RACES ARE POSTPONED International Cup Contest Causes a Day's Delay In Aerial Maneuvers at St. Louis. HUNDREDS MAY BE INDICTED. I Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 22. Between seven and eight hundred Indictments, J it ia expected,, will be returned by the grand jury this week for violations 1 of the law against working on Sunday. St. Louis, Oct. 22. The dirigible balloon or airship races scheduled for today as a part of the week's aeron autic carnival, have been postponed until tomorrow afternoon. Because of the Inability of some of the contest ants to get their machines in shape while the international cup balloons had the right of way on the ballooning grounds. Several motor propelled ve hicles, however, will make exhibition flights today. STEAMER GOES ASHORE; 500 LIVES ENDANGERED. Malmo, Sweden, Oct.22 The Russian steamer Lituania from Libau for Co penhagen and New York, having on board about five hundred passengers, went ashore off Sklllings, today dur ing a. thick fog. . Filipino Lawmakers Honor Former Governor SECRETARY MAKES SPEECH Urge Necessity of Educa tionRemarks Make Great Hit. Advertising pays. Try It and sea. Manila, Oct. 22.There was a great demonstration here last night In honor of Secretary of War William H. Taft, the occasion being a banquet arrang ed by a committee comiKined of mem bers of the new assembly. The secre tary was cheered for more than flv minutes when introduced with the statement that "there Is no man to whom the Philippines owe more than to the president of the United States." the native islanders being particularly demonstrative. A silver loving cup of native make was presented to the secretary. Urged Importance of Education. In expressing his thanks, Secretary Taft said he was very gratified when he heard President Osmcnu say that the United States had kept every promise made to the Filipinos In let ter and In spirit. He urged the ini portance of education In order to ov ercome the tendency to blindly follow one man. It was necessary to give all an equal opportunity so that the son of the humblest person might aspire to the highest position In the state. He was confident that the assembly would unite with him to secure better condi tions. He said it was Important to choose tho best men as delegates to the national congress. He hoped for the adoption of a tariff as low as pos sible and a law limiting the exports of sugar and tobacco to the United States government. This would do good and would prevent the formation of anoth er Cuba, where the absorption of en ergy in the production of one com modity means the control of the mass es by the few and Is not In the Interest of the government Gratified With Progress Made. Secretary Taft said he was satisfied with the condition of the Philippines, and solemnly warned those who may attempt a cleavage of the two peoples now coming together. In conclusion the secretary toasted the prosperity and long life of the island people. At a meeting in the morning of the carnival committee, leading business men and progressive citizens, Secre tary Taft in a speech expressed his approval of tha projected Island carni val. In the afternoon he had a long talk with Agulnaldo. PRESIDENT MAKES MIDNIGHT SPEEEH Special Train Stops Three Minutes at Negro Village in State of Mississippi. Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 22. President Roosevelt's special train made a stop of three minutes late last niht at the town of Mound Bayou, Mississippi, a little town where all the inhabitants are negroes. Practically the entire population was congregated at the sta tion and the President made a short speech. He said the law should treat all men alike and elaborated that "after the law has done its part, It remains true that the fundamental factor of any man's success In life is his own char acter, his own capacity for work, for doing justly by his neighbors and in getting justice from them In return." 400 OPERATORS ON VERGE OF STRIKE Telegraphers on Denver and Rio Gran de Will Quit Work if Fellow Em ploye Is Not Taken Back. Denver, Oct. 22. Unless the Den ver and Rio Grande railroad agrees to reinstate R. H. Skeggs, wire chief at Grand Junction at once, 400 tele graphers on this road will desert their keys tonight. This is the announce ment made from the operator's head quarters today. The ultimatum was sent to the railroad officials by the operators this morning. Skeggs ar rived from Grand Junction last night and held a conference with President Perham and officials of the Rio Gran de system until a late hour. This conference was unsatisfactory and this morning the ultimatum was pre pared and sent to the railroad officials, ' The- New Mexican Printing .Com pany wilt do your' Job work with neatness nd dispatch.