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NO. 190.
VOL. 50.
stories conflicting
Denver, Colo., "Sept. 2:). The coal
miners' strike in Colorado, called by
the United Mine Workers o America,
to secure recognition of the union,
wage and other concessions, became
effective at S o'clock this morning.
' Except in a few small mines, operated
by independent companies, the tie up
was more or less complete and was
e...r.r.nir.iishpd without disorder, the
. day shift merely refusing to go into
the mines at the usual hour.
Of the 10,000 to 15,000 men usually
employed in Las Animas, Hurfano,
Fremont, El Paso, Boulder and Routt
counties, figures based on 'incom
plete reports based the number of idle
at between 7000 and 9000. How many
of these previously had left the var
ious camps could not be determined.
Apparently the fight centered in the
Trinidad district, comprising Las
Animas and Huerfano counties, where
l.-.ost of the mines are operated by the
Colorado Fuel & Iron company, the
Victor American Fuel company and
the Rocky Mountain Fuel company.
Normally more than SnOO miners are
employed in the counties, and impar
tial estimates today place the num
ler of idle men at about 0000.
In Fremont county where about
liioo men usually are employed, it was
said that 1000 are idle. In this coun
ty two small mines employing about
100 men continued in operation. From
j:outt county reports were that 400
of the HOO miners were on strike. Com
raratively little effect of the strike
order was seen in the mines of Bould
er county, where a strike has been in
progress' for several months. The only
teri'cus defection was reported at
Louisville where 200 men quit, lu
Lafayette. Marshall and. Superior con
ditions were normal.
United Mine Workers' officials ex
press gratification over conditions
based on early reports and predicted
tiiat the tie-up would be practically
complete by night. Some of the large
operators stated that their private re
ports showed as high as 55 per cent of
r.i. at work in some mines with prac
tically a total stoppage of work in :i
few cases. They expressed the be
lief that many of the men would go
lack to work in a few days.
Union pickets were stationed around
seme of the mines, notably at Louis
ville, in northern Colorado. The
. union officials continued preparations
to care for strikers and their families
In the ten colonies established in Las
Animas, Huerfano and Fremont coun
ties. t
The chief points at issue are:
Recognition of the union, check
weighman chosen by the miners, wage
scale based on tonnage rates, eight
hour day for all classes of labor, pay
for dead work and abolition of the
guard system.
J. F. Welborn, president of the Colo
rado Fuel and Iron company, today
cvnroaaed errntification over the situa
tion, stating that his reports showed
50 per cent of the miners at work,
with no defections In his company's
properties in the Gunnison and Crest
ed Butte districts. He declared that
so far as his company is concerned,
more men continued at work than had
been expected. In a signed statement
he charged that many of those who
stayed out of the mines today "did so
because they had been intimidated,
and predicted that "when they see
they will be protected, many will re
turn." Ho doclnred the eomnanv would
take steps necessary to "protect its
men at work."
We evnreBBPrt confidence that there
is no danger of a coal shortage for do
mestic consumption and announced
that he did not anticipate having to
close the steel plant at Pueblo. He
added that it might become necessary
to curtail production in some depart
ments, but that if this was found nec
essary those departments which use
the least amount of coal would be con
tinued in operations.
D. W. Brown, president of the Rocky
Mountain Fuel company, denied the
report that 200 men had gone on strike
at Louisville in northern Colorado.
Late reports today indicate that the
strike situation here is more 'serious
than at first supposed and that it may
' also lead to the partial paralysis at
least of mining operations in the Crip
ple Creek district, which secures most
of its fuel from this point.
An investigation shows that the
Colorado Springs, and interurban rail
way company, operating the stre$
car lines of the region, has only coal
enough on hand to run its plant for
ten days af half service.
Other public utilities companies are
said to be short of fuel and some of
the mills and smelters, such as the
Golden Cycle mill at Colorado City
have but a four day's supply of fuel.
The operators are having more trou
ble in securing strike breakers than
i was anticipated it is said. It has de
i velciied that the men secured at Pue
i 1.1c. yesterday refused to work when
' thm were interviewed by local organ
i Zeri upon their arrival at Pikeview.
: Little Effect In Boulder.
; roulder, Colo., Sept. 23,-The strike j
caled by the United Mine Workers!
! of America today had little effect on
L,i.. nPt-Htimis In Boulder county ac-
coiding to reports received here early
Un.inv It. is estimated that approxi
mately 1.200 men are employed regu
larly in this county.
About 200 men, mostly at Louisville,
did not go to work this morning, ac
cording to reports received up to 10
o'clock by J. K. Williams, general
manager of the Rocky Mountain Fuel
company. The mines at Louisville j
were picketed this morning uy union
Fremont County Idle.
Canon City, Colo., Sept. 23. With
the exception of two mines, the Royal
Gorge and the Nonac No. 5, both pin-
i ploying a small number of men, the
i mines in Fremont county are idle this
! morning due to the strike called by
I the United Mine Workers of America.
lAt !l o'clock partial reports received
from the coal camps indicated that
9P per cent of approximately 1,100 men
I employed in Fremont county had quit
i work.
Eighty Per Cent Out.
I Trinidad, Colo., Sept. 23. Eighty
I per cent or more of the miners of Las
Aiil.noa and TTiierfniin miHlfieS StrilCK
this morning. The union leaders de
clare by tonight that the tie-up will
b complete. The operators declare
that every mine in the two counties
but three will be working within a few
men. Starkville, in this county, and
Ideal and Pictou in Huerfano county,
are closed. No disturbances have oc
Not a Complete Tie-UpT
Trinidad, Colo., Sept. 2:1. Later re
ports from the coal mines of Las Ani
mas show that the number of men
who are working and who have failed
to regard the strike order, is increas
ing. Ninety men are at work at Prim
ero, seventy at Sopris, and 123 at Mor-
i ley, and for the operators the situa
tion has assumed a more hopeful as
pect. Hundreds of striking miners
'hitherto not members of the unions
Ihave crowded the local headquarters
of the United Mine Workers this
1 morning to join the union and receive
the benefits.
The accommodations for shelter pro
vided by the organization have been
inadequate at several places in the
county. Scores of women and chil
dren who walked out of the camps,
were caught in a drenching rain and
reached the nearest camp of the strik
ers suffering, somewhat from expos
ure. A steady stream of striking min
ers has 'beer, pouring into this city to
fiH i,nhtt!.iinns until the crisis is
i This morning Sheriff J. S. Grisham
land District Attorney .T. .1. Hendrick
jheld a consultation to consider the
matter of ordering the closing of all
I saloons. In view of the quiet that pre
vails here and the absence of all dis
order, the order was not given. The
r.t miners from Hie carons has
ibeen going on peaceably and no at
tempt has been made to restrain them.
The reports of the morning show
I that the tie-up of the coal mining in
dustry in Las Animas county is d
no means complete. Operations are
going on with a reduced force of men.
The officials of operating coal com
panies have asserted that unless those
now at work later lay down men- uiu.a
that the backbone of the strike will
be broken.
steel Plant Mav Close.
Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 28 There is aj
possibility that the Minnequa Steel j
plant of the Colorado fuel ann iron
company will be compelled to shut
down in a week or two if the coal
mine strike becomes serious, Since
; strike talk began, the force has been
i reduced. Five hundred men were laid
loff more than a week ago, and in an
ticipation of the strike order being (
(obeyed, 1,000 more were laid on- Sat
urday night.
Denver, Sept. 2?,. Ethelbert Stewart
federal mediator sent to Colorado by
the department of labor in an effort
to effect aettlement, arrived in Den
ver last night. This afternoon he was
in conference with Governor Amnions.
Before calling on the governor, he
visited the headquarters of the United
Mine Workers here. He declined to
discuss his mission or the result of
his observation of Colorado mine con
ir-.CVV T W n rv ni-rww
vw vnrk V. Y. Sept. 23. The
ncmination of candidates tor cniei ,
onil associate judge of the court
o? appeals was the formal task before
H o -Roniih enn state convention ui
ntcomhiori here todav but the party
leaders planned to make the gather
ing one of wider importance man
this duty signified. I
It become . known today that Re- j
publicans opposed to the leadership of j
w'liiinm R.irnes Jr.. had held an over
night meeting to urge the selection j
of Senator Elthu Root as permanent
chairman and Job E. Hedges as chair
man of the resolutions committee.
To place credit where credit is
due, a classified list of mer-
chants and individuals who in-
vest for the up keep of the cham-
ber of commerce office is being
prepared for publication, it is ex-
pected that this list will include
a great majority of the progres-
sive and public spirited business
and professional men of Santa
Albany, N. V., Sept. 23,-0. Cady
llerrick, counsel for Governor Sulzer,
announced at the outset of today's
session of the high court or impeach
ment that the governor would cease
lionPBfnrth to exercise the functions of
the executive oflice, until the termina
tion of his trial.
Nearly all the members of the court
were in' their seats when it convened.
"The court having overruled the
motion of the respondent," said Judge
Cullen, "to dimiss the articles of im
peachment on the ground that the as
sembly had no right to prefer the
charges at any extraordinary session,
it now becomes incumbent on the re
spondent to make answer to the
Judge Herrick, chief counsel for
Governor Sulzer, then announced that
in view of the fact that the court had
refused to dismiss the proceedings,
the governor renounced his claim to
,i. i.,i,i in uvpreise the functions of
governor pending the termination of
the trial-
Judge Herrick had the floor tnrougn-
out the morning session. After a
long address in support ot ms u.ul.u.,
for dismissal of three articles of the
impeachment, dealing with Sulzer s
statement of campaign expenses and
alleged speculations in Wall street, he
summed up his argument as follows:
"The failure of the governor to file
a complete and accurate statement of
campaign contributions did not con
stitute any offense recognizable by
our laws.
"The election law does not require
a statement of contributions made to
a candidate.
"The failure of a candidate to hie
the statement required by this act is
not an offense, but subjects him to a
peremptory demand by a court to per
form this duty. William Sulzer never
received such a demand.
"The statute recognizes a candidates
right to he given notice of errors in
his statement and his right to an op
portunity (o correct them. The state
cannot call him to account until it has
first accorded him the rights.
"Ti.i nonnl code does not require a
.ii.i..t i filo a statement of con-
caillll'.aic v
tributions made to him, and there are
no other statutes on tins sunjeei.
"Incorrect statements of facts, in
serted in an affidavit, but not material
thereto, do not constitute perjury.
"Perjury cannot be based on an oath
which was neither required nor au
thorized by law.
"s the election law does not re
quire the statement to be verified and
as neither the election law not "
penal code require the candidate to
insert contributions made to him.
there is no ground for the charge of
perjurv nor for the charge of neglect
of duty."
These points were advanced in a
supplemental brief which came as a
surprise to members of the high court
to whom copies of Judge Herrick's
-i,-i hriof lmd been distributed.
Messengers were sent scurrying to ob
i, i,nnbo onrt the members seem
ed to take a greater interest in the
new contentions than they had evinc
ed during any of the other legal pre
liminaries. Informal whispered con
versations were held.
Governor William Sulzer must go to
trial. This was decided by the high
court of impeachment last night when,
by a vote of 51 to 1, its members over
ruled the motion of the governor's
counsel to dismiss the proceedings on
t.he ground that he was unconstitution
ally impeached by the assembly be
cause that body was in extra session
when the impeachment was brought.
Senator Gottfried H. Wende, of
Buffalo. Democrat, an ardent support
er of the governor, cast the solitary
"nay" while seven members of the
court were absent.
The governor's defeat was the sec
ond that has marked the battle waged
by his attorneys to annihilate, as far
as possible the impeachment proceed
ing!! Last week tne coun iuwuii.ru
their attempt to prevent four senators
from sitting as members. Their re
maining ammunition consists of argu
ments to prove that certain of the of
ftnses charged against the governor
are not impeachable. These arguments
will be heard tomorrow.
Tonight's vote was taken in secret
session. Presiding Judge Collen an
nounced that he did not feel yielded
to use the power granted him under
the rules to be the first to express an
"My brethren," he said, "you will
readily appreciate that the point
which has been discussed goes to the
very foundation of this proceeding. If
decided in one way the proceeding
must necessarily stop. You have the
power to clear the court for private
consultation under the rules.
This was done on motion of Judge
(Continued on page five).
! Concord, N. II., Sept. 23. Harry
i Kendall Thaw wept today as his eoiin
Jsel pleaded with Governor Pelker not
1 to surrender him to New York au
j thorities who were determined to re
turn the fugitive to the Matteawan
Seated only a few feet from William
Travel's Jerome, Thaw followed the
arguments closely and when his eyes
were not blinded by his handkerchief
they were fixed intently on the face
of the special deputy attorney general
of New York as tjiough he were the
man to ho convinced. At Thaw's side
sat. is mother and'brother.
Jerome opened the extradition argu
ments by merely saying that the duty
of the governor to grant the extradi
tion was plain.
William C. Chase of Concord, former
judge of the supreme court, and
u'illlHiTi A. Stone, of Pittsburgh, for
mer governor of Pennsylvania, argued
for Thaw. They occupied an nour ami
a half after which an adjournment
until 2 o'clock was taken. This after
noon was given to Jerome to reply.
Judge Chase and Governor Stone ar
gued the petition for extradition was
insufficient in form and unsupported
by the necessary evidence and that
the state of New York having, through
its courts, declared Thaw insane,
could not now request from New
Hampshire his extradition for a crime
which by its nature only a sane man
could commit. This alleged crime waB
conspiracy to escape from Matteawan.
! Mr. Jerome declared this afternoon
i that the Duchess county grand jury
had indicted Thaw. He said that, an
I indictment was found and signed, but
lit hart tint been mafS.tmblic at his re-
i quest, in order that he might present.
tn the lurv evidence against "tne iiisu-
galor of this plot, a man of more im
portance than anyone yet meniioneu
I in this proceeding.'
j Governor Stone asked for time to
'tile supplementary briefs and was
I granted until Monday. The hearing
ivas then declared at an end.
; Any attempt, to postpone the hear-
j ing will be vigorously opposed by the
I Thaw lawyers, one of their number
".Previously.' he said, "counsel for
Nbaw have been fighting for delay.
I That time is now past. We are mov
ing forward to Thaw's freedom and
we shall ask the governor to decide
; the matter without delay."
1 Governor Felker saw the fugltivd
yesterday for the first time. At noon
'and again last evening, their glances
i crossed as they looked about the
h otel dining room. Each manifested
! interest ill the other, hut there was
1 n. Ititrndnrfinn.
After consultation with his mother
and brother, Thaw gave out a state
ment in which he denied a report
i t i,o ,i-ui In become a citizen of
I "No one in Manchester wants me."
Mie said. "What our friends in isew
j H.-mpshire want is the defeat of this
. dishonest attempt to extradite me to
New York. Every one knows that
tl Is charge is only subterfuge to
j be dropped as soon as I should reach
I New York. The grand jury in
i Duchess county knows it is a fraud
(and already has refused to indict.
The grand jury won't indict; the
requisition -is too flimsy, and my
I mother and 1 hope at last to go home
j in peace.
i "While anyone would be proud to
ibe a citizen of Xew Hampshire, 1
i feel that as I am not one, my place
lis in Pennsylvania, where I belong,
i and where 'my mother, who has un
i dergone so much strain, lives. My
desire is to see her again in peace and
comfort, such as we enjoyed nerore
we became the target for the at
i tacks of a few rich and influential
gentlemen in New York. We hope
people in New Hampshire will help
j us on our way home."
No Report On Thaw Case.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Sept. 21
The Duchess county grand jury, that
has been considering the conspiracy
charge against Harry Thaw, ad
journed yesterday for two wetks wilh
out having found an indictment
against him. The only information
District Attorney Conger would give
out was that the grand jury had not
reported on the Thaw case.
The matter was presentea to me
grand jury several days ago. Last
Friday, when a partial., report was
made on other indictments, it was
persistently reported that a vote had
been taken on the Thaw case and
that there was lacking sufficient votes
lo indict.
For auick results,
little "WANT."
Kl Paso, Texas, Sept. 23. -Dr. C E.
Schakelford, an American citizen, ar
rived here today from Santa Itosalia,
Chihuahua. Mexico, a refugee from
! Pancho Villa, the rebel leader, who
gave him 24 hours to get out or De
killed. Dr. Schakelford is a native of
Frankfort, Ky., and has been living in
Santa Rosalia for six years. He says
when Villa and his rebel band entered
j the town on the lSth, Villa sent for
him, told him he was tired of "you
j American fllihusterers," being in Mex
ico, and declared that he would shoot
thein all if they did not get out.
"Villa took all my hooks and ac
counts, and told me he would collect
my money," said he.
"He also said my house and furnish
ings were forfeited to the rebels and
placed two guards over me to see that
I did not depart with any money or
property. I left at one o'clock the
morning of the lfith. I had to walk
out, carrying a suit case, which is all
I escaped with. I hired an old mule
ar a ranch and readied the Texas
line at Presidio Sunday night. I
reached El Paso this morning. My
family was forced to flee from Santa
Rosalia in May last. They are now
in Chihuahua. All the Mexican men
of prominence of Santa Rosalia have
had to flee from the rebels and when
r left there last Tuesday morning,
! Villa had thrown all the prominent
Mexican women of the town into jail,
for what purpose I do not know and
I had searched every home for money.
j There is not $50(1 left in the town.
Villa told me he was going to kill the
! American oflicials of the Conchas Dam
company near Santa Rosalia. He has
j promoted to a captain the lieutenant
iwho killed Rurton, the New Jersey
man, some tiinw ago."
j Train Dynamited.
Laredo, Tex., Sept. 23. Fifty per
Isoiib were killed when rebels dyna
Imited a passenger train on the Mexi
jcan railway, sixty miles south of Sal
itillo, Mexico, on Friday afternoon, ac
cording to official reports to Mexican
! federal headquarters in Nuevo Laredo
i today. The train was then looted and
;the surviving passengers robbed, it is
Forty federal soldiers and ten sec
ond class passengers comprised the
j official death list. The number of
.injured was not given.
I W. W. Mervain, of San Francisco,
.'the only American on the train, is said
i to have escaped Injury, but was
I Two dynamte mines were set on
!by electricity, it. is said. The first, class
coach was only derailed, but the bag
gage, ex-press and two second class
i coaches were blown to pieces.
, 54,000 Cartridges Seized.
I El Paso, Texas. Sept. 23. United
.States government agents last night
! seized 54,000 rifle cartridges belonging
!to the Mexican federals, as they were
! being removed from a store house to
wards the international boundary, lg
i nacio Lopez, a Mexican government
: agent, and Joe Ravel, an American
citizen, who were transferring the ain-
munition were arrested on a charge
;of violation of the neutrality law.
j United States government agents
I stated today that the ammunition was
: destined for the federal troops at
j Juarez.
j American Soldier Arrested,
j El Paso, Tex., Sept. 23. James J.
jKenney. of Waterbury. Ct.. a dis
jebarged sergeant from the Fifth Unif
ied States Cavalry, enroute home from
;Fort Huachiichua, Arizona, was ar
rested by Mexican soldiers in Juarez
today because he appeared in that city
in uniform. He was later paroled by
j the Juarez military to the custody of
American Consul T. D. Edwards.
I Because of military interference
I with officials of the Mexican Central
j railroad, the officials in Juarez pro
tested to Mexico City and orders were
.received today that the military would
no longer have jurisdiction over the
! train movements except for troops.
tThe complaint was made as a result
irnilroad officials say. of the military
I designating favorite firms to receive
'cars for goods, when other applica
tions should have had prior claim.
iThere is a shortage of cars.
Duranuo Deserted.
Mexico City, Mex. Sept. 23 Twen
ty five American refugees from Du
rnngo, arrived here today, having
traveled overland to Zacatecas. where
they boarded a train for the capital.
Out of the normal American popula
tion in Durango, of 3000, less than 25,
all men, remain.
Most other foreigners also have left
Durango according to the refugees,
who say that the rebels rob Mexicans
and foreigners indistriminately Some,
ranches were looted so often that
nothing portable remains
35 Are Dead.
San. Luis Potosi, Mex., Sept. 23.
The number of killed in the dynamit-
ing of a train on the Mexican Nation
al Hallway Sunday was officially fixed
today at 35. The dead include civil
ians and soldiers.
Favors Constitutionalists.
.Mat a moras, Mex., Sept. 23.An
opinion of Secretary Bryan to United
States consul Johnson here that per
sons in de facto authority under the
principlaes of international law may
collect taxes is Interpreted here as
acknowledging the right of constitu
tionalists who are in charge of the
( ity to levy and collect taxes in Mata
moras. Sells Jewels for Ammunition.
El Paso. Tex.. Sept. 23. --.lose Diaz
Lopez was-arrested here loday by
United States oflicials charged with
defrauding the United States customs.
A diamond ring valued at $SO0 and a
diamond set bracelet valued at $1,200
were' in his possession. The man said
the jewelry had been seized by Sonora
rebels and that he had been sent here
to sell them and turn the money into
ammunition for the rebel cause.
Washington. D. C, Sept .23. That.
! the tariff bill will be ready for Presi
dent Wilson's signature by Saturday
' - .-..
Simmons. The conference committee
' made such progress that all members
iwere optimistic.
j No concerted fight against the con-
j ference report that will delay its final
! approval is expected in either house.
"r . . ' ., .,
Willie senator roiliereiie pimraicu
strongly against the action or the con-
ferees in dropping out the $1.10 tax
on fruit brandies used to fortify wines
'domestic traders do not expect his constitution of the state or Aew luex
light to delav or defeat action of the ico, for solicitation of a bribe by a
I conference report. legislator is a fine of $1,000 or one
The Clarke cotton future tax will be to five years in the state penitentiary.
1 taken up tomorrow. While a general When the verdict was ""nounced
! plan has been under consideration there were present in the court room
! among southern senators and repre- Judge E. C. Abbott, the trial judge
Isentatives for a modification of the District Attorney Alexander Read.
Clarke amendment, Senator Simmons County Clerk Ortiz, Deputy Sherin
'today said there had been no agree- Baca, and a few others,
unent on a compromise. Showing the strain of nine hours
1 Further consideration was given to- (deliberation on their faces, the Jurors
day to the plan to supplement the tar-filed Into the court room. When the
iff hill with a special congressional
'resolution assuring foreign nations
that existing trade relations will be
j continued four months, while Presi
dent Wilson and Secretary Bryan un
Idertake to negotiate new trade trea
I ties.
! Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 2.'!. When
j the trial of Geo. II. Pixby, the Long
Beach millionaire, charged with hav
j Ing contributed to the delinquency of
! two girls, was resumed today the de
fense continued presenting character
' witnesses. Dr. .1. W. Calvin, an ice
' millionaire, of Azusa, Calif., formerly
'a fellow member with Bixby of the
ILob Angeles county highway commis
ision; Dr. William Horace Day. pastor
of the First Congregational church of
Los Angeles: Dr. Rebecca Lee uorsey
o," Los Angeles, one of Bixby 's family
physicians; and Charles E. Mitchell,
a Masonic instructor and former em
ploye of the Bixby family, were called
to testify as to Bixby's good reputa
1 Dr. Day said he knew Bixby had
been largely interested in philnnthro
i pic work. Judge B. F. Bledsoe allowed
, the defense to call ten character wit
nesses in all.
T.uter it was announced, Oscar Law-
1 ler. one of Bixby's attorneys wolI(3 jecutive committee of the Republican
take the stand and endeavor to i'n-,partVi if anvthing, did the best it could
peach Cleo Helen Barker, the defend- have donp tQ patch these defendants
ants chief accuser in the present trial. ;who wer(1 on the markct as n0 aoubt
It was said Lawler would testify con- they werp
cerning statements the girl was said T'he d(,ffindant and his colleagues
to have made during a call at llI3caimed that they were entrapped:
Ann nnrt Rf A7F !
" lare not within the rule against en
' . . 'couraging crime, but to the end that
Liverpool, Eng., Sept. 23 Militant 'tnose wmjng to become offenders may
suffragettes set fire early today to be punisllp( and detective work has
aaofioid hnnse at Seaforth. four miles! A , ,.., a ,,,.,, tn dotont
northwest or Liverpool, ram.i.s -
nnn dnniRire The members of the ar
son squad" left a quantity of suffrage
literature strewn about the lawns.
The building was formerly used as a
convent and was undergoing recon
struction at a cost of $130,000. It was
i iio turned into a hospital for im- i
beciles. The entire property is valued
at nearly $1,000,000.
; I The people outside of New Mexico
POSTOFFICE AND STORE jare watching you with a keen eye to
AT TRES PIEDFWkS BURNED. !see what you will do with this case,
i According to a letter received her" people outside of our state before com
AKuiuiiifc iu a Mexico will, inquire two
todav the postoffice and store of L. . b
Seward aAres Piedras. were destroy- ,have you goo s c oo Ne w
ed by "-.frtZ
the loss Considerable mat was de
stroyed it is said. Mr. feard -n
nounces that he will rebuild innue-
;d,ately and restock witn an ne
V Chicaco. 111.. Sent. 23. Fire
broke out in the paper and ink
x store room oi ine vun-ns" "
Ocean late today. The flames
spread rapidly, necessitating a
V toll ftf avlM onoinoc MatlV em- V
. ployes of the paper which occu- yes, they were entrapped, the de
j pies the entire building on West Njfendant and his associates were en
i Monroe street near Dearborn I trapped, while they were stealing the
i street, fled from the smoke- jsacred rights of the people of the
i c filled almipttire . -
filled structure.
s s s s x
This is the verdict of the twelvo
ihe Slate of New Mexico vs. Jose
im-II v 11U mil. ui: it.: jut. . ... ii...
Lucero, of Lumberton, Rio Arriba.
county, charged with the solicitation
'oi a bribe on March IS, 1012, which
charge was investigated last year by
Wlio a nte legislature.
j The verdict was rendered at
'' thls nlofn,nf attpr the jur0,S
Had been out nine hours,
Immediately on hearing the ve.dict.
Attorney E. P. Davies represen ing
Hip defendant, cave notice of r motion
; . .. , ..,.cf
for a new trial and motion in arrest
of judgment.
The penalty, as prescribed bj tne
j verdict was annoimceu u.v .u .w......
no defendant maintained tho same
placid expression on his face that has
been seen there during tne inree uaj
of his trial.
I Mr. Lucero has been out on bail.
! .1,1,1 lila nttnrnev this morning called
on Judge Abbott to make arrangement
to have it continued.
News Spreads.
The news of the conviction of the
first, ot the four legislators charged
with soliciting -v bribe before the oty
D(i,.n nf fhe first United States sena
tors of the new state, spread over the
city before breakfast and was travel
ing to every town in Xew Mexico a
few hours afterward. Long distance
telephone calls and telegraphic mes
omrea followed in short order, showing
the Importance attached to the case.
The cases against Luis K. jvionioya,
Tiiiinn Truiillo and Manuel Cordova,
who are charged with the same offense
na T.ncero. will not be taken up at tnis
term of court, because the county has
not a sufficient number of jurors to
nrovide three juries, one in each case,
as is required by law.
Alexander Read, district attorney,
in his address to the jury, which was
not finished as the New Mexican went
to nress yesterday, said:
! The executive committee of the Re
publican party and the leaders of the
! Republican party, are charged by the
attorney for the defense of using the
I party whip. It is unjust to say the
IJJrtll.l l..J. J
, , . ,u0 . . i,u0 The ex
yes, they were entrapped, while they
were stealing the sacred rights of the
people of the state of New Mexico, and
to entrap them would amount to noth-
trw ... llinn nn,iiT.tnir oviPtlPP tn
sustain a conviction. Such methods
and discover crimes that otherwise
could never have been discovered.
The defendant, and his associates,
by their actions have injured the repu
tation of the native people of tne
state of New Mexico, and it is up to
you today to redeem that feature, not
tn turn these men loose and by so
doing tell them that they have done
law. of the state because upon
PuforcemP1t of tne law depends
W defendant for
,wpnty f,vp vpars nag been a
! neighbor of mine as far as I can re
member. He belongs to the same
political faith as T. but, gentlemen, I
have to cast away my friendship for
liitu T hnve tn fnreet that he has
been my political friend, and think of
:ony onP thing, and that is to do my
duty to tne oesi ot my aouuy as i
.have und.er my oath, promised my
'q0(i to do, without regard to friend
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