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WtshiDKton, D. C NTA H H VOL. 44. SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY DECEMBER 28, 1907. NO. 269 GREAT Pedagogues Ad journ After Inter esting Sessions NEW OFFW. ELECTED Las Vegas Captures One First and One Second Prize in Oratorical Contest. What has been the most successful of the twenty-two annual meetings of the New Mexico Educational Associ ation finally adjourned today after an interesting three days' session in San ta Fe. Prior to the sine die adjourn ment a new set of officers was elected for the ensuing year, and the city in which the next convention ' will be held was selected. Not only has the meeting just closed been the largest attended but it has also been very in structive and one in which much pleasure was combined with business. Professor C. 0. Fisher, of Raton, superintendent of schools of Colfax county, and who has had considerable experience as a school teacher, was elected as president of the association for the year 1908, succeeding Profes sor R. R. Larkin, superintendent of the public schools of East Las Vegas. ,The other new officers of the organi zation are: Vice president, W. F. Os borne, of Portales; general secretary, W. E. Garrison, of East Laa Vegas; local secretary, W. D. Sterling of Al buquerque, and treasurer, Luther Fos ter, of Mesilla, Park. Albuquerque has been selected as the place for the holding of the .twenty-third annual meeting. The dates for the next con vention have not been set but' It will probably be held December 29-31, al though an effort is being made to have it during the week of the annual territorial fair. More Papers Read Today. A general session was held this morning previous to the,; ., business meeting at which four Interesting pa pers were read dealing w,lth topics of interest to the profession. These were as follows: .Vi , "Scientific Temperance Teaching in the Public Schools," by Miss Bessie Cavanaughj principal of the Magda lent public school. "The Teacher' Out of School," by Professor W. D. Sterling, superintend ent of the city schools of Albuquerque. "The Brain and Education," Dr. B. S. Gowen, of East Las Vegas, profes sor of pedagogy of the New Mexico Normal University. "How Can the National and Terri torial Governments Be of More Ser vice to the Public Schools of New Mexico?" by W. F. Huston, superin tendent of Dawson public schools. The following have teen appointed as a legislative committee to look af ter the enactment of beneficial educa tional and school laws: James E. Clark, of this city, super intendent of public Instruction; A. B. Stroup, superintendent of schools of Bernalillo county, and -W. D. Ster ling, of Albuquerque- Sunerintendent J. A. Wood, of the local city schools, who has been ill for the past week and confined to bed was able to be out of doors for a few hours this morning and attended the closing session of the association. Oratorical Contest Draws Large Crowd. Another audience that taxed the ca pacity of the spacious high school hall assembled there last,nigh't to witness the third annual interscjiolastlc con test for the championship of New Mexico. It was one of the most Inter esting events of the terrftorlal teach ers' meeting, especially so far as the general public is concerned. Nine or ations were delivered in all and at intervals between them the program was enlivened ; with music. The oratorical contest was divided into "two parts. The first was exclus ively for high school pupils of the ter ritory and the second was confined to students of the . higher institutions, Handsome gold medals were awarded as prizes to the winners and silver medals of similar design to those se curing second honors. Miss ' Amelia Turner of East Las Vegas won the gold medal in the high school division while the second prize was given to Charles E. Donnelly of Raton. There were five other contestants embrac ing as many other high schools. In the high school division the sub jects of the orations and the students by whom delivered in the order given were as follows: "The English Con stitution and Its Relation to Ours," William McCarty, of Farmlngton; "Ideals,"; Miss Helen Laughlin, of Santa Fe; "Real Success," Miss Alice Schreiber, of Albuquerque; "The In- dlan Question," by Miss Avery Oliver, of Alamogordo;' "New Mexico, the Land of Sometime," Miss Amelia Turn er, of East Las Vegas; "American Pol itics," Charles B. Donnelly, of Raton; "Intellectual Progression," Morris Bramlett, of Portales. In the higher Institution division on ly two competed for the championship honors, although more had been enter ed but were forced to withdraw for various reasons. Frank C. Light, a student at the University of Newi Mexico in Albuquerque, was declared the winner of the first prize with his ' oration on "Individualism," and the second prize of course went to Wil-' liam C. Fugate, a student of the New Mexico Normal university at East Las Vegas, whose subject was "Transpor tation and Civilization." . Judges Have No Easy Task. The judges on thought and composi tion who graded the written manu script were N. R. Crozier, of El Paso; H. E. Woolbrldge, of Colorado Springs, and R. P. Noble, of Socorro. Those se lected as critics on delivery were Hon. L. Bradford Prince and Rev. J. W. Purcell, of Santa Fe; C. M. Light, of Silver City; P. E. McClenahan, of Las Cruces; C. E. Grover, of Raton; and O. F. Munson, of Clayton. Messrs. Light, Munson and McClenahan acted as judges in the first contest and Messrs. Purcell, Prince and Grover in the second. In picking the winners es pecially in the first contest the judges on delivery weres.confronted with a rather difficult task, as all of the par ticipants exhibited marked oratorical ability coupled with perfect enuncia tion and self-possession. In fact so well did all acquit themselves that many in the audience had singled out as prob able prize winners of those who must be content with honorable mention. Ex-Governor L. Bradford Prince who was selected to make the presentation speeches said he on ly regretted that there were not enough medals to go around as he felt even the losers were deserving of a decoration of this kind. Several delightful musical numbers were rendered during the evening be tween the flights of oratory, Including vocal selections by the girls' glee club of Albuquerquet, vocal duetts by Miss es Viola Blueher and Lola Neher, members of the same organization, and violin solos by Miss Vir ginia Bean. The music was a pleasant featuri and every . num ber was encored. Miss Bean, who Is a born musician and prodigy on the vio lin, has appeared in public here sever al times, but was never heard to greater advantage or played before a more sympathetic audience. Glee Club From Albuquerque. The Albuquerque glee club Is com posed of over twenty girls and young women who have well trained voices, distinctive among which are those of Misses Blueher and Neher, who fav ored the audience with two beautiful vocal diieta. Comprising the glee clubs are Misses Elsie Myers, Evelyn Ever ett, Carrie McClurken, Laura McCal- lum, Lena Sterling, Hazel Maloy, Charange Roberts, Helen Heacock, Agnes English, Mary David, Marian Bradley, Bessie MIze, Grace Grimmer, Irma Triplett, Mary Ramsay, Helen Telfer, Alice Scheiber, Elizabeth Gil bert, Caroline Strong, Viola Blueher, Lola Neher and Helen Anderson. Miss Anderson Is the pianist. After the oratorical contest a meet ing of the New Mexico Oratorical as sociation was held In the city school superintendent's office at which of ficers were elected for the ensuing year. Professor A. D. McDonald, of Raton.superlntendent of public schools of the Gate City, was selected as pres ident and Professor C. M. Light, pres ident of the Normal school at Silver City, was chosen as vice-president. Professor R. F.. Asplund, of Albuquer que, a member of the faculty of the University of New Mexico, continues as secretary which position Is for a term of three years. Cash For Best Essays. Cash prizes were also awarded last night during the oratorical contest for the two best essays by high school pu pils of the "territory having for their subject, "The March of Coronado." The first- prize, which was a purse of $15 was won by John Sena, of the Ra ton high school, and the second prize, $10 in cash, was given to Miss Mary Ramsay of the Albuquerque high school. Students entered In this com petition ' represented the high schools of Albuquerque, East Las Vegas, Ra ton, Alamogordo and Farmington. The money offered as prizes was do nated by Ralph E. Twitchell, of East Las Vegas, who Is president of the Coronado Memorial association, which will have a monument erected to the memory of the great Spanish explorer in East Las Vegas. The judges In the contest were W. O. Evans, superinten dent of public schools of Las Cruces; W. F. Osborne, superintendent of pub lic schools of Portales ; and Mark Howell, superintendent of schools of Chaves county. Mr. Twitchell sent a telegram yes terday In which he regretted that he was prevented by press of business from being present when the prizes were awarded, as he had Intended. He extended his congratulations to the winners and wished the losers . better luck the next time. The percentages on the essays It was announced were very close. . i iMflx isr AMERICAN FUGITIVE IS CAPTURED IN MANCHURIA Pekln, Dec. 28. Horace McKlnley, wanted in Oregon In connection with land fraud troubles, has been captur ed at Harbin and will be returned to the United State. THE BIRD THAT SECURES PENSIONS FOR NEW MEXICO VETERAN8. SECBT II Republicans En dorse Him for President ANNUAL JAPANESE DIET IN SESSION Mikado Delivers Speech From Throne Gratified at Cordial Relations With Other Powers. VOIE WAS This Action Adds Another State to Those Favoring His Candidacy. Tokio, Dec. 28. The 'twenty-fourth diet was formally opened today by the Mikado who delivered a speech from the throne. He laid stress on the in creasing cordial relations with foreign powers and the Importance of this on peace in the far east. The overwhelming majority of the government representation in the diet makes it improbable that there will be any extended debates. It Is generally understood that all leaders are prac tically agreed upon the government's policy looking toward the. restriction of emigration to America and Canada. MONEY CRISIS NO LOB EXISTS Topeka, Kans., Dec. 28. At a ses sion of the Republican state central committee held here today, Secretary of War William H. Taft, was unanim ously endorsed as the choice' of the Republican party of Kansas for presi dent of the United Sta'tes to succeed Theodore Roosevelt. The state con vention was called for March 4, next, at Topeka. "The endorsement of Taft by Kan sas Republicans, was not unexpected," said J. T. Moore, of Pittsburg, chair man of the state central committee. "His endorsement simply adds Kan sas to the list of states which have already declared in favor of him for the presidential nomination and like wise strengthens his candidacy." NEGROES FLEE FOR LIVES FROM OKLAHOMA TOWN. Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 28 A special from Henrietta, Oklahoma, says that all Is quiet there, but the people are yet in a state of much ex citement. The negroes have all left. Because of reported threats by negroes armed guides were stationed about the town last night No troops have as yet been called for. No attempts have been made to arrest the ring leaders in the recent lynching. Premium on Cur rency Drops to 1-4 Per Cent WOULD REPEAL ANTI-TRUST ACT Railroads and Powerful Shipping In terests Behind Movement, It Is Said. Chicago, Dec. 28. The railroads and powerful shipping interests are appar ently uniting In an effort to obtain a repeal of the Sherman anti-trust act insofar at least as it applies to traffic associations. This fact is made appar ent In a synopsium published In the current Issue of the Railway Age and participated In by railroad presidents, governors, railroad commissioners and representatives of large shipping in terests. The shippers and railroad men agree that the Hepburn act might bring some great benefits, chief of which Is the abolition of rebates. GREAT RECLAMATION PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION Yuma, Ariz., Dec. 28. The Reclama tion Service's great project, the La- guna dam, la approaching completion and steel rails will be laid in January on a railroad between Yuma and the dam. The government will make a gift of right of way south of Yuma to any company agreeing to build a railroad In the Yuma valley. Subscribe for the New Mexican. STOPS ALLIMPORTATIONS Clearing House Banks Show Big Increase in Cash Reserve for Week. New York, Dec. 28. The fact that the money crisis no longer exists in New York was plainly shown yester day, says the Times today, whon the premium on currency dropped from one per cent to 1-1 cf one per cent. The decline in the pre alum on money Is due to a lesser c'emanl for it au'l has made the Importation of gold .n-piofitable. Banks Show Steady Improvement. The Statement of the Clearing House banks for the five days of this week shows that the banks hold $20,- 170,350 less than the requirements of the 25 per cent reserve rule. This Is an increase of $11,580,659 In the pro- portinate cash reserve as compared with last week. BASE BALL MAGNATES IN ANNUAL MEETING, Chicago, Dec. 28. The owners of baseball clubs In the American Asset- atlon gathered here today for their an nual meeting. President O'Brien to day reiterated his opinion that there would be no attempt to establish a club In Chicago or to invade the ter ritory of the National and American leagues for some time. TROOPS 10 SI Their Immediate Withdrawal Improbable RESTS WITH GOVERNOR President Roosevelt Says Soldiers Will Remain If Legislature Meets. Washington, Dec. 28. In answer to a question whether It had been deter mined to suspend the order for the withdrawal of the federal troops from Goldfield, a reply was made at the war department today that it would be for President Roosevelt to determine that question. However, if any disposition is shown by Governor Sparks of Nevada to call the legislature in special session to deal with the subject of recent disord ers in the mining sections, the war department probably will be willing to permit the United States troops to remain in Goldfield a resonable length of time, or for about three weeks, in order to enable the legislature to meet and pass necessary legisla tion upon the subject. The war department Is particularly desirous of being relieved from the charge that It Is maintaining troops there In defiance of the constitutional provision that troops should be reg ularly called out by the legislature. President Sends Ultimatum to Neva- da Governor. President Roosevelt this afternoon telegraphed Governor Sparks of Ne vada, that If the governor within five days will Issue a call for a special ses sion of the state legislature he will continue to keep the troops at Gold- field during a period of three weeks. If within five days the call has not been Issued, the troops will be with drawn. The telegram from the President was sent in reply to one received by the chief executive from Governor Sparks In which he sets forth the need of armed Intervention and expresses the belief that there Is no doubt but that the special session of the legisla ture will result in the necessary re quest from that body for federal aid. WORKING HARD TO EXTRADITE WALKER Governor of Connecticut Sends Addi tional Evidence Bearing on Casfl to State Department. Hartford, Conn., Dec. 23 New docu ments bearing upon tits evidence against William P. Walker, former treasurer of the Savings Bank cf New Britian, in support of ihi application for his extradition from, Mexico will be sent to Washington today. The evidence goes into the details of Walker's abstraction of $565,000 In se curities and cash from the wrecked bank, the embezzlement of $65,000 from the Connecticut Baptist conven tion and numerous acts of forgery on paper given by Walker to various In dividuals. Governor Woodruff sends a letter with the evidence testifying that Walk er is not to be extradited for the pur pose of having civil process brought against him, but for the purpose of punishing him for the crimes which he has committed. The documentary evidence has been prepared in accord ance with a request from the Mexican government that the state department furnish additional evidence of Walk er's misdeeds. v PITTSBURG IN THROES OF EPIDEMIC Over One Thousand Persons Stricken With Various Diseases Worst Since 1889. Pittsburg, Pa. Dec. 28 What is said to be the worst epidemic since 1889 la just now being experienced In this city. Physicians estimate that ono thousand persons are prostrated by pneumonia, typhoid fever and Lv G)lppe. The epidemic of grippe ex ceeds in scope and sever'-y, all but that of 1889. OVER 200 BODIES TAKEN FROM WRECKED COAL MINE Subscribe for the Dally New Mexi can and get the news, Jacobs Creek,' Pa., Dec. 28. The ex ploratlon work In the Darr mine of the Pittsburg Coal Company was com-. pleted today with the exception of numerous-falls of slate. A total of 220 bodies have been re covered from the main headings and entries. The number that will be found under the slate falls is estimat ed at fifty. The coroner has named January 9, as the date for the holding of an Inquest