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ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL.
THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, Vol. CXXIX, No. 11. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1911, B Mall SO eta. a Month t fitnt-ta nrmtrs. I lly Carrier, 00 ccnta Mouth. CINCINNATI'S MOST iiagnifie structure ' burned Million Dollar Chamber of Com merce Building Reduced to Pile of Blackened Ruins; Val uable Records Destroyed, DOZEN FIREMEN INJURED OTHERS REPORTED MISSING Five Thousand Panic Stricken Spectators in Peril When Roof of Blazing Sky Scraper Sud denly Collapses, By Morning Journul Special Insed Wire Cincinnati, Jan. 10. Entailing a loss of more than 11,000,000, the eec ond great fire here within three weeks, tonight destroyed the Cham ber of Commerce building at Fourth and Vine streets, damaged adjacent property and Injured a dozen fire men. While several firemen are unac counted for early reports of fatalities among firemen and spectators caught in the wreckage of the collapse in the roof, could not be confirmed tonight. The Cincinnati stock exchange and the Louisville & Nashville railroad of fices, both of which contained valu able records were destroyed. Only the hare skeletons of the walls of what wps pronounced to be Cin cinnati's most magnificent building remain. The building had a valuation of $1, 000.000, while the fixtures In the various offices In the building were valued p.t $50,000, The stocks of several business hous es !n the block were damaged but the flre was confined to the Chamber of Commerce building. Fully 5,000 persons were crowded directly outside the fire lines when the roof collapsed. Clouds of smoke and flying sparks filled the streets for two squares, and a panic follow ed. Men and women fought to e. iRie. When the smoke lifted, It was found thftt.no. one was seriously Injur st. ,. The fire gained great headway as a law part of the fire apparatus was fighting another flre at the Polntinno flat building In Avondale, almost two miles away. Forty families live 'n 'he flat and i. panic ensued when the flre was discovered. The Chamber of Comme.ee fir started in the kitchen of the Business Men's club on the fourth floor At the tlnie a banquet was In progress at which 150 leading Clnclnnatians wero present. All escaped without Injury, William H. Melliah, grand master of the Grand Encampment, Knights Templars, was among thoso who were Injured by wreckage from the. falling roof. His condition Is not regarded as critical. r'IRE DF.STHOYS THAIX VXD I'ASSKXGKK STATIOX Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 10. Fire of unknown origin starting In the mall car of a Chattanooga-Nashville past-enger train standing under the hed of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. I,nuis railroad stntion today, de stroyed both train and the passenger shed. Passengers aboard two sleep In! curs were forced to make a hur ried exit some of them only partially chid. The loss was $125,000. FIFTY DEPRIVED OF - GUT TO VOTE ' Usual Day's Grist of Penitent Citizens Appear Before Judge Blair and Confess Their Mis deeds, l"r Morning Journal BperUl Leaned Wire Went Union, O., Jan. 10. In a '' hours today fifty men were sen "nccd for vote selling. As Judg Wiilrg carriage was on the way to ,p cunty geat a farmer got aboard ""a confessed that he had sold his vite. jU(Kp Rlnlr accepte(j hg piL,a 1 Kuilty. The sentence was a $5 fine "'id five years' disfranchisement. A special grand jury wiil recon v,'ie. Many witnesses are here. Some these were up before, but had Hl's of memory. The posted no '''es of wnri-jng l.y Judge Blair and fwecutor Stephenson totsuch per sons are bearing fruit. PLAN AEROPLANE FLIGHT ACROSS PANAMA ISTHMUS M,NV York. Jan. 10. Lewis T. I 8 lvi I engineer comtoicslonod Jy Clifford H. Harmon to Investigate " fenMhility of an aeroplane flight "'-'M the Isthmus of Panama from " Atlantic end of lh0 final to the '""no, returned M.iight from Colon Jvinred that the lllh. Is feasible, . "t th.i same timi the most ''"rdmi uro.wt or t li, Kind ever Mi.nned, ' ""e hnznrdi Include the stiff tmde wind which b!ows frpm Colon toward Panama at sixteen miles an hour, the many cross currents and eddies pre vailing near the surface of the land and th- character of the jungle and swamp land which affords few avail able landing spots. Added to these. Is the problematical working- of an aeroplane engine In the tropical heat. Harmon will sail for the canal xone on February 25. ELKINS WILL' PROVIDES FOR BROTHER'S WIDOW Elklns, W. Va., Jan. 10. The text of the will" of the late S. B. Elklns was made public today and In addi tion to provisions for his Immediate family, announced yesterday, $30,000 at five per cent is set aside for Mrs. lea Elklns, widow of the senator's brother, Samuel H. Elklns, to be paid her during her life time. At her death the Interest is to be paid the surviving children for three years and then the $30,000 Is to be divided among them. Provision also is made for two children by the sen:rs first mar. rlage. These are Mr;. Sarah E. OH phant of Trenton, N. J., and Mrs. Elizabeth E. Welderseln of Philadel phia. M'LEAN TO REPRESENT CONNECTICUT IN SENATE Hartford, Conn., Jan. Iff. George P. McLean, gov nor of this state In 1901 and 1!)02, will succeed United States Senator Morgan G. Bulkeley, whose term expires March 3. McLean defeated him In tlie republican caucus today by a vote of 113 to 64 ninety being necessary for a choice: The nomination then was made un animous and the democrats being In the minority there remains only the formality of voting for him by the two branches of the general assem bly separately. This will be done next Tuesday. Mr. McLean Is a lawyer. He Is fifty-four years old and Is one of the wealthiest men of the state. To Incorporate O. A. II. Boston, Jan. 10. Commander-ln-Chlef John E. Gllman of the Grand Army of the Republic today appoint ed a committee of veterans who wiil.1 apply to congress for the Incorpora tion of the order. ! H CONGRESSMAN NORRIS DETERMINED TO FIGHT Nebraskan Believes Monday's Contest Over Rules Was Ar ranged in Advance by Mem bers Friendly to Veteran Czar (By Morning Journul Special Leaned Wire Washington, Jan. 10, Declaring that the fight for progressive legis lation will go on, Representative Norrls of Nebraska, who led the rules fight in the house last March, Issued a statement today characterizing yes terday's proceedings In the house when Speaker Cannon's decision was sustained as looking "very much like a frame-up, brought about by the speaker and his friends for a vindica tion." Mr. Norrls en Id that In yesterday's rule fight, the republican Insurgents, with a few democrats, showed them selves to be consistent, but were ap parently overridden by the majority combination of republicans and demo crats. Mr. Norrls said yesterday's attack on the precedent set last March and the various attacks on the new rules formulated at that time, are typical instances of the operation of the house machine. lie pointed out that yesterday's fight was started by Representative Fuller of Illinois, one of Speaker Can non's allies, who according to Mr. Norrls voted against his own position to sustain the speaker, and by Rep resentative Gaines of West Virginia, another of the speakers' lieutenants, who appealed from the decision of the chair, and on roll call voted '-.gainst his own appeal to sustain the speak er. Slight ICartlMiunko Recorded. Santa Clara, Cal., Jan. 10. Small earth variations were registered by the college seismograph this afternoon at 8:17. The asclllatlon continued for seventy-five seconds, about equal ly from east to west and north to south. SCIENTISTS DISCOVER SUN IS VARIABLE STAR Washington, Jan. 10. Evidence has been collected by tho Smithsonian branch observatory on Mount Vilson In California tending to show that the sun Is a variable star. The vacations oi: solar radiation, according to an an nouncement mnde today nmuvnt to from two to eight per cent. A series of observations to be made In Mexico next summer Is belrfg plan ned and should these agree with the data collected nt Mount Wilson, the suns variability will le estnniisnea DECLARES GANNON VINDICATION HP without question. NORTH POLE JUST AS MUCH LOST AS EVER PEARY CANNOT AID FUTURE EXPLORERS Discoverer Put Through Gruel ing Cross-Examination by Members of House Committee on Naval Affairs. IB Moraine Jos rani lMlal Imiti Wlrs) Washington, Jan, 10. Admitting that the North pole is just as much lost as ever, and that all future at tempts to find it must be lnnepend ent enterprises, unaided by his own work, Captain Robert E. Peary, the Arctic explorer, answered a cross fire of questions nt a hearing before the house committee on nival affairs today. He 'told how he wanted the gloiy of the polar achievement for himiclf, declining to lot any membai if his expedition, other lhan the negro, Hen. son, go on the last dash with him, how his publishing contracts had pre cluded him from testifying before the committee last spring and how mem bers of his expedition had been pro hibited from writing about the trip. Captain Peary was asked to throw some light on why, as a naval officer, he made no report to the navy de partment Ho said he had made some report to the coast and geodetlo sur vey and had advised the navy depart ment of the fact. It was his Impres sion that the superintendent of the survey had made ft report to the navy. Pressed by Mr. Roberts, Captain Peary said there was a letter from him on file somewhere asking secrecy for his written report to the survey as to soundings. "Why did you not take white mem bers of your party with you on the final stage of your trip northward, so that there might he creditable cor roboratlve evidence?" asked Represen. tatlve Roberts of Massachusetts. "In the first place," replied Cap tain Peary, "I have always made the final spurt, with one exception when Lee was with me, with one man and the Eskimos because the man I took with me (Henvm) was more effective for combined demands of extended work than any white man. The pole was something to which I have de voted my . life, for which I had gontf through such hell as I hope no man In this room will ever experience, and I do not feel that I should divide 't with a young man who had not the right to it that I had." Captain Peary replying to repeated questions as to the results of his Arctic trip, said he had not yet pre pared such a chart as would enable any one to follow In his footsteps to the pole but he "Imagined" that he had data by which he could prepare such a chart. He said the position of the North pole could be determined Just the same as the equator, but the trouble was the comparative low altitude of the sun, which never gets higher than 22 1-2 degrees above the horizon. For that reason ordinary observation could not be relied on with accuracy. The committee will continue the hearing tomorrow when Representa tive Macon of Arkansas Is expected to question him at length. Wyoming Ijoglxlature Republican. Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 10. The state legislature convened here today with a republican majority of two in the house and eleven In the senate. L. R. Davis of Crook county was elected speaker of the house and Jacob M. School) of Sheridan, presi dent of the senate. Both are repub licans. Governor Carey's message will be read Thursday. State Government Will Save It has been slated that the cost of tho govern ment of the state of New Mexico, as provided by the constitution, will bp extravagant. On tho contrury, It will bo economical all tho way down the line. Take a look at the figures: In Bernalillo county, roughly, seven offices cost us $30,000, as follows, estimated: Assessor, $4500; treasurer, $4500; probate clerk, $4fi00; probate Judge. $3500; sheriff. $5000; district attorney, $6000; district clerk fees, $2000. With the fee system abolished by the constitu tion, and with an average salary of $3000 each, the county offices will cost us $21,000, Net saving under state government, $9000 a year. With the other three first-class counties, the sav ing In the four Is $36,000, The eight second-class counties will save at least .$6000 each. Total, $48,000. Eight third-class counties will save at least $4000 each. Total, 132,000. FAVORABLE REPORT BOUNDARY RESOLUTION ITS ADOPTION WILL END CONTROVERSY WITH TEXAS House Committee on Judiciary Agress With President's Re commendation That True Line Should Be Established, (By Morning Joarsnl Special l.nttti Win Washington, Jan. 10. The house committee on judiciary today pre sented a favorable report on the res olution to fix the boundary line be tween Texas and New Mexico. This resolution was the result of a spe cial message from President Taft and has already been favorably acted up on by the senate. Its effect will be to set at rest a dispute of many years standing with reference to the owner ship of a strip of land 110 miles long and varying In width from three miles to half a mite, and over which Texas has exercised jurisdiction for many years. The land Is said to be worth from $10 to $25 per acre. The adop tion of the resolution will have the effect of confirming the title of Texas to the land. The controversy was re cently revived by the Incorporation of a provision In the New Mexico eon stltutlon which fixes the eustern boun dary of that state at the 103d meridi an, which It Is claimed. Is a consid erable distance east of the present recognized line between New Mexico and Texas. These Are Among Allegations in Divorce Suit to Be Brought Against Nat . Goodwin by Wife Number Four, ftj Morning Journal Special Leased Wire St. Louis, Jan. 10. Attentions a I leged to have been paid to chorus girls by Nat Goodwin during his en gagement here In the summer of 1909, will form the basis of a divorce suit to be fl!ed by his fourth wife, Edna Goodrich, according to deposl tlons taken here today, Herman L. Roth,, counsel for Mies Goodrich, and John B. Edwards, rep resenting Goodwin, this afternocn were examined before a notary. Jack Harris, a chauffeur, testified that he drove Goodwin and several chorus girls through Forest park till of one night. Walter Price, a waiter, testified thnt he had served drinks to Goodwin and a company of 'chorus girls, at the former's tent near the theater, after the shows. RMxs Goodrich's attorneys an nounced that one of the chorus glrb Is to !o named as co-respondent In the suit. Mine Shaft House Humeri. Cripple Creek, Colo., Jan. 10. For the second time In a year flre of un known origin destroyed the shaft house of the Abe Lincoln mine today. The loss Is $100,000. The Abe Lin coln Is one of the Stratton proper ties. 3E BOUGHT DRINKS AND JOY ES FO CHORUS GIRLS Your Money Six fourth-class counties will save at least $1000 each. Total, $6000. Grand total saved In all counties, $122,000. lie very conservative and call it $100,000. With the abolition of the foe system, tho roster of state officers will cost ubout $2000 loss than at pres. cut under territorial government, taking Into ac count money now paid them by tho government. Tho extra expenso of tho Judiciary and corporation commission will not run over $30,000. Net saving to the people under tho constitution, nbout $72,000. There are other economical things about thfc constitution, A referendum provision prevents legislative extrava gance. The non-continuous offlen-holillng fnture means economy, Public moneys must be placed In bank to garner Interest for the people. The military warrant bogy hns been laid. Looks like a pretty substn nihil suvlng nil around, doesn't It? Of all the objections to this constitution, the one of "extravagance" Is the flimsiest. STANDARD OIL SUIT IN SUPREME COURT THIS WEEK GOVERNMENT SEEKS DISSOLUTION OF TRUST Held to Be Monopoly Similar to Northern Securities Company and in Violation on Provisions of Sherman Act, By Morning Journal Snerlel Leased Wlrrl Washington, Jan. 10. The Stand ard Oil dissolution suit will come up In the supreme court of the United States tomorrow Immediately after arguments are concluded on the to bacco dissolution suit. For the rest of the week the court will give Its attention to the oil suit. The government's chief object is to have the court declare void the corp orate organization of 1 SOU. whereby the Standard Oil company of New Jersey, with its increased capitaliza tion, exchanged Its stock for the stock of nineteen other oil corporations, which In turn controlled many other simitar corporations. The resultant control of oil through the subsidiary corporations Is said to constitute a monopoly. Both results, the government contends, are In vio lation of the Sherman law. The government will claim that fol lowing the action of the court In the Northern Securities case, It must dis solve the Standard Oil company of New Jersey as a holding company. In urging that the Standard is monopolizing, the government will argue that the court must consider evidence of price-cutting to drive competitors out of business, rebating and preylna on competitors by secret organization. ir tne (Sherman act means any thing In this country," says counsel for the government in their brief, "it means a monopoly acquired by such methods of competition as this. Un less It is enforced, the small corpora tion or Individual who wishes to en gage In business will have absolutely no opportunity at all. "This testimony Is valuable as showing the intention of the Standard Oil company to monopoliza the com merce In oil throughout the United States. In many districts It has ab solute monopoly. We mean by abso. lute monopoly that It does all of the burners and h'is eliminated everjr competitor. ' "Practically this Is the esse throughout the Kocky mountain country and in most of the Pacific coast states. The percentage of In dependent buslpess throughout the entire southern states is very small Moreover, where there Is competition the competitors are usually strictly under the control of the Standard, In that they must sell oil at practically the price the Standard dictates and confine themselves to a small per centage of the trade." Combinations affected by purchase, according to the contention of the government are just as much within the law, as combinations effected by trust agreements, or pooling. Replying to these accusations and conclusions, counsel for the Standard Oil will argue that the Sherman law does not prohibit the method of hold ing property by stock ownership. "All methods ara lawful," the com pany's attorneys will argue, "If not used to restrain trade or gain an un lawful monopoly. "The Sherman act has no applica tion to the transfer to, or the stocks of the various manufacturing and producing corporations for the rea son that such transfer and acquisition were not acts of Interstate or foreign commerce, nor direct and Immediate In their effect On interstate or foreign commerce, nor within tne power or congress to regulate Interstate or for eign emmerce." Following out this line of argu ment, they will urge that purchase or acquisition of property Is not in any sense n contract, conspiracy or com bination In restraint of trade. Because all thesn properties had fnd have common owners It will be aruued that the ens,, involved the rights of Individual citizens to own pnvat ; property. YK.OKOl S DF.FFXSK OF . AMERICAN TOBACCO CO. Washington, Jan. 10. Counsel for the tobacco corporations today ex pounded the government's position in seeking to have the supreme court of the Culled States dissolve - the so called "tobacco trust." First Dclim cey Nleoll adddressed the court. He wag followed by John G. Johnson, and he in turn by B. Hornlower. The last spoke In behalf of the Imperial Tobacco company, referred to as the "British tebaco trust." Delancey Meu.ll In his argument aid : "The history of the American To bacco company Is the history of the expansion (u trade not of Its re straint. It 's the government's larg est taxpayer. The enormous patron age It receives from the public attests Its popularity. t nnt more preposterous propos al was ever made to this court than thnt It should lend its aid to destroy this great business." Mr. Johnson first attucked the gov ernment's reference to the Wilson tariff p.ct of 1894 as a congressional Interpretations of the Sherman act of 1910. lie said he had always bellev ed that such a second enactment Indl co ted that congress considered that the second was not Included In the first. The government's Interpretation of the Sherman act was attacked further because of the Insistence that the word "material" was meant by con gress to be Inserted before "restraint' In the statute, The attorneys contended that the Knight case controlled the present suit and therefore that the court must hold again, that the manufacture of goods, which might later enter Into Interstate commerce could not be reached under the Sherman anti trust law. He devoted some time to show that the Northern Securities ease did not apply to the present litigation. In that case ho argued, railroads con cerned were In duty bound to com pete. Private corporations were not bound to compete with one another. IN SHIPWRECKS ' !' ' THREE VESSELS POUND TO PIECES ON ROCKY COAST Life Saving Corps Stand Idly by Unable to Launch Apparatus in Boiling Surf; Other Boats in Peril, lty Morulas Journal dperliil Leaned Wire Highland Light, Mass., Jan, 10. Tho worst disaster the life guards of the coast of Cape Cod had seen 111 many years, occurred today on the sand bars off the Peaked hills. They stood on the beach with their Ilfo boats and other apparatus unablo to render assistance, whllo three cool carrying barges were hurled to de struction and all on board seventeen men lost their lives In the surf. The barges were the Treventon, Corbln and Pine Forest, valued at $125,000. As two of the barges, the Tievcr- ton and Corbln, broke up quickly, It Is believed twelve lives were lost with in nn hour after the barges broke away 'from the tug Lykens this morn ing and went Into the breakers. Five other seumen were seen clinging to the Pine Forest until mid forenoon, when in attempting to reach shore In their own little boat they were hurled Into the billows and lost. Tho lug Lykens started from Phil adelphia last week with tho Treverton for Portland, the Corbln for Port mouth and the Pino Forest for Mar bleheud. Tho Lykens with her tow was off Nausett late In the evening. She lat- r met the full force of the galo In the arm of the cape. The life saving patrol saw her Dtanillng off shore to avidd the Peok ed Hill bars, but darkness blotted her out four hours before dawn. The gale Increased In fury and about 3 o'clock tho long hawser astern tho tug parted. The Lykens ws them a mile ore more lo tho westward of Peaked Hill life saving station. At dawn a stranded burge, with a slngie mast, could be seen far out In tho breakers on the outer bar, whllu In the offing hovered a tug which af terward proved to be the Lykens. The life savers soon realized that no life boat could traverse thoso 800 yards of billows. Two men were Keen clinging to the rigging und three others holding on to the hotixc. It was apparent that the other two barges had long since broke up. The 1. 5 ken could not render assistance, and started for province-town. Shortly before 10 o'clock the men of the Pine Forest wero seen to ga ther In a group. Before those on the beach reullKeil their purpose the Ut ile dory on top of the barge, had been cut loose and launched. All five men then tumbled III for the last fight for life, but before they had grasped their onrs, h nig coin nor cam,, roiling round the stern of the barge and over them. Thnt was the end, OFCPECOD CALIFORNIA SENDS E SPALDING DEFEATED : BY LARGE MAJORITY HasMsa) Legislature Promptly Ratifies People's Choice as Expressed at Primaries; New Senator Civil War Veteran, Br Morning Journal Special Lmm4 Wire Sacramento, Cul.. Jan. 10. On joint ballot of the legislature today Judge John I. Works of Los Angeles "pro gressive" republican was elected to succeed Senator Frank Flint In the Cnited States senate. Judge Works received ninety-two votes while A. G. Spalding the San Diego millionaire, got twenty-one votes. The result was made certain before the senate voted. Works received sixty-two votes In the assembly, one more than necessary to elect. The eleven democratic members of the as sembly voted for Works. This election ends a bitter fight that has been curried on ever since tho primaries, when Works received the popular vote of the senate, while Spauldlug carried a majority of tho districts. Judge Works, prominent In polities for many years, has held several high offices of public trust. .Me Is a native of Indiana and a vet eran of the Civil war. Ho was born March 29. 1847. At the close of the war he returned to Indiana and begun studying law, He was admitted to practice and re mained there until 1883 when lie came to San Diego. There he formed a law partnership with Judge Olln Well born, now Judge of tho United States circuit court of this district, which continued for many years. Governor Waterman later appoint ed hint to the superior bench of Snn Diego county. His term as supervisor Judge was Interupted by his elevation to tho supreme court of the state, oif appointment made to fill the vacant caused by the ileuth of Judge E, W. McKlimtry. Ho served until the next election; when he'was elected for the balance of the unflnltihud term of two years. When this term expired he declined to be a candidate attain and retired to re. time his practice In San Diego and later In Los Angeles. In 1909 Judge Works was elected president of the Los Angeles civic council und resigned that office to be come a candidate for United States senator In the recent prlmnrloe. WIFE MURFERER SHOT AND FATALLY WOUNDED EI Paso, Tex., Jan. 10. Ben Lind say Bhot und killed his wife, from whom ho whs separated, at Duncan, Art!., 200 miles west of here this morning. The tragedy took place at a hotel 11 ml following the killing Lind say was shot and badly wounded by J. H. McAllster, the hotel proprietor. Domestic difficulties of several months standing led to tne shooting. Itlo Graudo Train Wrecked. Trinidad, Colo,, Jan. 10. Denver and Itlo (irando passenger train No. 109 was wrecked and Engineer Wal ter Henlhorne was probably fatally Injured today, when the englno was thrown from the rails near Orlando station by a sand drift piled upon the rails by a terrlllo galo, All the win dows of tho train were shattered, but passengers were uninjured, SAFE AND SUITABLE Sixty Thousand Railroad Men Petition Congress for Law Requiring Federal Inspection of Locomotive Boilers, (lly Morning Journul flpxclnl Leased Wire Washington, Jan. 10. -Ucspondlng o petitions from 60,000 locomotive iperntlvcs, tho senate today passed he Burkett bill requiring Interstate railroads to equip their locomotives with "sufo and suitable" boilers. Tho bill rnoulres complete Inspec tion of nil locomotives and to this end provides for the appointment of a corps of tlfty district inspectors under the direction' of a chief Inspector and two usslntunts. Tbcsu Inspectors are to I)" appointed only upon taking a civil servi'e examination. The bill now goes to (ho house OPERATOR DROPS DEAD AT TELEGRAPH KEY Iloonnke, Va., Jan. 10. Charles C. hovd. Associated Press operator in tho offlce or tho Bonnnke Times, to night fell dead while ut work, lie had been complaining of neuralgia find It Is supposed his heart was at tacked suddenly. He leaves a Wife and five children. Mr. Boyd had been In the Times of fice twelve years and was regarded as one of the best operators on the cir cuit, Ho was thirty-five years old. IRKS TO SENATE BOILERS 1 I