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AEBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL.
THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, VOL. CXXXI, No. 69. DEMOCRATIC COiElfif ILL ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 191 1. By llall 50 Cent Month; 6lncl topten, I rrtit, Ity Carrier, CO fonts Month BE HELD II SANTA FE ON THE THIRTJDF OCTOBER STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE IN SESSION HERE THANKS PATRIOT SENATOR OWEN FOR STATEHOOD Jones, Hand and Company Also Congratulated; Clovis Sore l at Losing Convention Prevents Albuquerque Getting It; Party Will Hand 0. A. Larrazolo Hot Number in Answer to Resignation; Democrats Enthusiastic and Believe They Will Win Everything in a Walk. The first state convention of the democratic party in Now Mexico will l hi ld in the city of Santa Fe on October 3. This was decided yester day in this city by the democratic itate central committee in one ." the tW't and most enthusl"'' ses imns ever held ly the deiu pntzatiun In New' Mexico. ' That Albuquerque loses the ccA thin is directly due to the de'gutes from Clovis, who, when theyTotinfl that sentiment here was not favor !( the city in extreme easternf New Mexico, voted against the 'logical point and gave the convention to Santa Fe. Perhaps the most remarkable fea. lure of the meeting was the resolu tion which Included Senator Owen of Oklahoma, New Mexico's worst memy in congress, n n vote of thanks or statehood, the resolutions also tendering thanks to the New Mexico delegation which went to 'Washing ton, and to democrats and progressive republicans generally. A committee was appointed to draft a reply to th resignation of ft. A. Larrazolo, to oil ier the republican ranks; an Invita tion to the El Paso statehood fiesta as cordially accepted, many speech iwere made and much routine busl nesi attended to. Not' tn twenty Te.ar' ha" there keen an large a gathering of demo Mi from all parts of New Mexico, and never before has there been evi nt audi confidence c. democratic niTess at a New Mexico election. Every county in New Mexico was rrpreaented In person or by proxy nil the deliberations of the commit ' lasted from IU o'cloi a In the morning until late last night. Those in attendance were Chairman W. (.'. McDonald of Carmo.o, Secre tary Summers of Albuquerque; Treas t't J. A. Mahoney of Doming, A. A. ;w of I,as Vegas, O. N. Marron or AHiU'iueniiie, Juan Vigil of Taos, J. W. Norment of Santa Fe, 10. D. Titt Jtan of Hillsboro, A. 0. Torres of So- rro, Ktigcnlo Romero of Mora, W. !. Wa(n of Silver City, Charles K. u:'y of Santa Fe, N. H. Ijimrhlin l Santa Fe, Rafael Romero of Mora, R. MefJIll of La Lunde, ex-Oov-nt VV. T. Thornton or Santa Fe, (i, 1 ltlchardson of Hoswell, Isaio! "Tin of All)ii(uer(ue, A. Fleischer of iMueriie, J. I. Hinkle, 1C. D. Pell .'! Hoswell, j0bn Morrow, Dr. C. H. J'hlhnitsen 0 Raton. O, L. Owen, I'liildcrs of Curry county, M. C. 'lf!lra. J. II. Paxton of Las Cruces, :r!"k Traxler of Vaughn, Thoma.". -Hleti of Gallup, W. K. Ktalcup of ltni"Kordo, Jose M. Lopez of Cha W". Dr. A. J. Kviinn f Fortales, J. Hand and K. C. DeRucu of Las J- H. Latham erf Lake Valley, Arthur Sclignian and Marcclino Gar "h of Santa Fe, A. C. DeHaca of Val Dr. McCrary of Magdalena. '"" ii "i san Martial, Meliton Torres !iotorr, II. ;. c,mrHi Clovis. John 'tteiihiw f Socorro, Dr. William T. ner of SWcll. 'he meeting was called to order In commercial club at 10 a. m. by "airman W. c. McDonald of Cnrrl- 'ho made one of the best heK in tlie convention, which " a strong presentation of demo- "i" principles and a most optimis- jorecast of democratic i tie ""ne hits mess success. the -..ii,....i.,.. . mj., .......... , n: ..mil- "'Mm appointed: "ijunlttoc to draft a reply to let-A- Larrazolo of Las Vegas "rm m!,n McDonald, resigning Rr,, ,v- c. McDonald, Rafael "'Hl, fj "tl s, Torres C. Delt.-ion A. C c, . ' 'fiank to draft resolution s, congress and democrats Iforrnn l-'" '"r "'"tehoo.l: o. Hin I ' '""''"i" Itomero, John faxt W" c'hil(Jor an'l J- 'rntuii . . , .. - "nr U" -p "rait call tor ronvon a ual; Th"rnton, A. A. Jones, V. Ki'hari J"hn Morrow. O. A. Ju, VIk""' Man'Pllno Oarclu and The VK WAI!M ihktmkxt Mr. o . "'""nee to draft a reply to '"'irazoin of Ln Vegas, did that work vesterdjiv. hut Mex- and fitten I Ht whPtl thB l',r''1 rnoemi a nMt ns lnP lltn def. ,i!lrc r,l"RllPrablv sore nvei fttnu 1 "f Mr- larrazolo, who H..', """''uncoil that he would be 'he ,i."',ullll'fin on the Kround that nd f ii 0 eaKtern h to s'll'P'Tt him 1"lr f. , '' tne republican party 'h tiaii .. the Interests of """n tin. 7y m'ifi '"nR"RP. Intl lT,.i, "" ,-rrazolo Is fostering 1 oL an' ,hat e is "tired "oratl, '""'bg- side" as one express, u j0sterdav. .. M:m. : Tli. v.'r ANI lMt(K;iRS- ',,h n KTATKIKMH1 It Is understood Las Vegan will be Tv. ,e,Bnt:mf,,'' home are i ianb. nd for the at e- rcuring of statehood in the resolutions adopted by the committee yesterday, appreciation being expressed of the work of tle "progressive republicans" in bringing about the final result. The resolutions are as follows: "Whereas, the republican party has 'stently refused statehood to the , ry of New Mexico for many . fourteen years of which time the said party has had absolute con trol of the national government; and Whereas, statehood has at lust been granted to New Mexico by tho demo cratic house of representatives and h the democratic and progressive re publican members of the senate of the United States. Now. therefore, be it resolved, by the democratic state committee of New Mexico, First. That we congratulate the people of New Mexico upon the achievement of statehi od, Second. That we take special pride, in the fact that statehood has been granted to us through the efforts of tho democratic house oi' representa tives, and bv their wise action in yielding to the obstruction of the re publican president and the standpat republican members of the senate of the United States only In such points Hheteln such yielding was absolutely necessary to enable the people of New Mexico to obtain their rights of admission to the Union at this time. Third. That we hereby extend the thanks of this committee to tho Hon orable H. D. Flood, chairman of the house committee on territories, and to the democratic members of the said committee and to tho democratic majority of the house of roresenta tives and to the lion It. S. Owen and to tile democratic and progressive re publican members oi the senate of the United States lor their zealous and untiring and patient labors in in half of the rights Hnd Liberties of the people of Now Mexico; and we es pecially commend them for advocat ing and pussing the amendment to the enabling act which guarantees to our citizens their rights as such citi zens, irrespective of their ability to peak or write any particular lan guage; and. Fourth. That we hereby extend our appreciative thanks to Hon. A. A. Jones, Hon. II. 11. l'crgusson, Hon. V. It. McOill, Hon. J. I. Hand, Hon Summers Hurkhart and other citizens of New Mexico, who, at great person al sacrifice, appeared before the house and senate committees on ter ritories, and secured for the people of New Mexico both their early ad mission into the Union, and an op portunity to safeguard their political liberty by the proposed amendment to the New Mexico constitution." Wil li All TO MARK l!l; JKI, I'ASO I'IKSTA Sl'Ct KSS Upon receipt of a communication, tendered by Felix Martinez of El Paso from the Kl Paso Chamber of Commerce, inviting the democrats to take part 111 the big Trl-State State hood celebration at Kl Paso, the fol lowing resolution was adopted b' the committee: Whereas, the El Paso Chamber of Commerce has extended a personal Invitation to the members of this committee to attend the statehood celebration to be held In the city of Kl Paso, Tex., on October 19, 20 and 21, 1911. Now, therefore, be tt resolved that the members of the New Mexico Domoeratio Central committee do hereby express their deep apprecia tion of the kindly interest manifested by the people of Kl Paso toward the people of the state of New Mexico, And he it further resolved that the members of said committee do herein- gratcrully accept said Invitation, and promise their hearty support to make said celebration memorable In the annals of the south west. And. bo it further resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be forward ed to the Kl Paso Chamber of Com merce, Albuquerque, N. M., Sept. 6, 1911. ('M)VIS UlSINti CONVENTION' WON T l.KT THIS UTV WIN' The city of Clovis, represented by pome fifteen boosters, made a strong and strenuous effort to land the con vention for that town, hut owing to the fact that Clovis Is Immediately accessible only to about four counties It soon became evident that the sen timent of the committee was In favor of a more central location. There was no dispute nil the way through that Albuquerque had the best facil ities and the best location, but the Clovis people, because the Albu querque people could not see it their way, got even by throwing their strength to Santa Fe, which made a determined effort to get the meeting. On the first ballot the vote stood Al buquerque 22, Santa Fe 22 and Clovis 12. Although this city would be much more accessible to the peo ple of Clovis and the southeastern (Continued on I'nge 2.) ALASKAN CLAIMANTS CITED TO SHOW CAUSE vnicngo j-ept. 6. The action bvtJ .... . . ..... . . 1 ...c i ..i.v.i .-vines land ottice, citing A. C. Fr st. dei'tse K. Seward and others to show cause why their claims in the Watson coal land groups should not be recommended for cancellation is believed here to be based on much of the evidence discovered by a fed eral grand jury which Indicted them. The Juneau action Is a civil one to restore the claims to the government and does n..t appear to interfere with the criminal action here. None of the United States attorneys who handled the investigation is in the city and no official statement could be obtained. Ueorge M. Seward, receiver for the A. C. Frost company, said: "I own t-ightv acres of the Alaska coal lands, which I bought from the government for lo an acre in 190... Mr. Frost mid other Chlciuoans have larger claims. The government charges that we have not complied with all the conditions required under the grant. We think we have and are preparing to answer. "I think this action is purely con ventional, and is taken In nearly every case, the object to reuuiro claimanm to prove their case. I think the eases will be hearu In Washlntgon by the United States land commission. My attorneys have the inattei in charge. Mr. Frost is in Kurope." M WITNESS MHiWDHH SENOBEATTIETQ ELECTRIC CHAIR RUSSIAN PRINCESS WEDS ARMY OFFICER St. Petersburg, Sept. 6. Another Imperial wedding took place today when the Frineess Tltanl Constan tlnava, daughter of Grand Duke Con stantlne Coiistantinovltch. was mar ried to Princes Constantlne Ilagre-tlon-Mukhransky. a cornet in the horse guards. The emperor blessed the bridal pair. There is a bill pending In tho Duma to appropriate SiiOO.ono for the bene fit of Prince Hagretlon-Mukhransky, whose ancestors left unliquidated claims against the Russian treasury for surrendering the throne of a mi nor Caucasian principality. An Imperial ukase was issued re cently, granting to all but grand dukes of the Imperial family the priv ilege of contracting marriages outside of the reigning houses. REPORTED FARM HAND SAW CRIME COMMITTED Rumored Prosecution Will Move For Reopening of Case; Prisoner Cheerful; Looks For Acquittal or Mistrial. ftllOS SMASH RECORDS AT BOSTON Grahame-White Carries Pas sengers Over Thirty-Three Miles in Better Than Twenty-Eight Minutes. fBi Mnralng Journal SlMrtml Laucd Wtr.l Richmond, Va., Sept. t. All plans of the prosecution tn th case of Henry Clay Heattie, on trial for the murder of his wife, may be changed as the result of a letter received to night by Commonwealth Attorney Weridenburg from a man who claims to have been an eye witness to the killing of Uuiise Owen Reattle. Mr. Wendenbers decided not to di vulge the name of the eye witness; but said Investigation had proved that the man had been employed as a farm hand near the scene of the crime. In his letter the man said he saw an automobile stop and heard a woman and man quarreling. Then the man attacked the woman with 'the stock of a shotgun, he declared, and this was followed by the report of a gun. Numerous letters have been receiv ed by the commonwealth from per sons who said they had witnessed the murder but none of them has receiv ed mi serious consideration as this. Mr. Wendenberg said thnt he might ask the court tomorrow to f eopen the case for the Introduction f the new evidence before final address to the jury. FAILS TO TWO AIILLIONAIRES'PREAGHER REFUSES SCALE ALASKAN MOUNTAIN Philadelphia Girl Who Attempt ed to Reach Summit of Mount Blackburn Obliged to Give Up. HLWTTIi: IXM)KS TOR ACtvrrriwi. on mistrial Chesterfield Court House, Va., Sept. 6. Henry Clay Reattle, Jr., spent the day resting In his cell while counsel conferred with Judge Watson In Richmond ns to the instructions to the Jury. As the time for tho rendering of a verdict drew nearer tho spirits of the prisoner were Increasingly cheerful, He was optimistic ever the outcome. From his observation of the laces of the Jurors he expected that some of the Jurors might voto for ,' onvlctlnn and some for acquittal, hill that the Jury at any rate would disagree. He ! nr-t as sanguine about an acquittal at present as he Is of a second trial Ht Morning Journnl RpM-lnl Ijiud Wlra.l Uoston, Sept. 6. A remarkable speed of 2" minutes and 35 1-5 sec onds for 33 miles over water, carrying a passenger, was made In an aero plane today by Claud Orahame-Whlte. Orahanie-White succeeded In win ning the Boston light race in his Nk-u-port aeroplane on the closing day of the second L'.oston anil Harvard aero meet. M. Sopwlth. another P.rlton, was sec ond in his Itleriot in 30 minutes and five seconds, Without a passenger. Karle Lovlngton and Tom Sopwlth proved to I'o the biggest winners of the meet, Lovlngton carrying away the largest purse, $1 1,782. Sopwlth wag the most active man, with firs; place In twelve events and second place in ten others. Claude Graham- White, winner of last year's meet was first In eight places with his 70 horse power Nleuport monoplane. Grahnme- Whlte, In landing from the Huston light across sea flight of 33 miles, to day, ditched lis car. The aviator was thrown into the forward end chassis and was cut on the lip. Lieutenant P. T. Milling of tho Unit ed States army, flying a TJnrgess- Wrlght biplane, won the figure eight speed event and then took thn land ing test with a mark of 50.3 feet. In passenger carrying Grahanic- Whlte in his Nleuport, made three laps of the mile and a half course in minutes, 32 3-5 seconds. Following is the total prize, money taken by the leading six aviators: Karle Lovlngton, P.lerlot. '$11.72. Tom Sopwlth, P.lerlot and Wright. $(i,022. Lieutenant T. D. Milling, Ihirgcss Wrlght, $6,008. Claude Grahame-White, Nleuport, $5,22.4 Lincoln Peachy, Curtlss, $3,n;i0. A. U. Stone, Queen, $1,000. WEATHER FAVORABLE TO GROWING CROPS Washington, Sept. . Heavy and beneficial rainfall over the eastern portion of the country and abundance of sunshine over the Interior and west ern portions were the features of the week's weather, according to the Weekly Rulletin of the weather bureau Issued today. fn the corn growing states the mod ernlely warm, generally dry weather wag favorable for the maturing of vegeattlon, Moderate rains occurred over the more eastern portions of the belt, butting the soil In good condi tion, hut more rain Is needed over the western portions, especially 'in Iown and Missouri, where drought continued, Itll I All lUNFOItl) GFTS UNRKR l.ONU l.MPRISON.MKN T Richmond, Vn Sept. . While counsel Vor both sides In the trial of Henry Clay Heattie, Jr., accused of wife murder, conferred with Judge William A. Watson today concerning the Instructions to be given to the Jury at Chesterfield court house, de- tectives Investigated the charge made by telegraph from the west that Heulah Hinford, the girl In the case, was an accessory before the fact. The prosecution applied to Judge Watson to delay the release of the girl from custody, at least until to morrow. Judge Watson was informed that If the Investigation w.ls success tul Miss Hinford might be arrested and Indicted as an accessory. Judge Watson today received a telegram from a man In Chicago, ad vising that Paul Heattie, a cousin of Henry, be indicted as an accessory, toe Chlcagoan declaring he would com,, to Chesterfield court house to testiiy if desired. Detective L. I Scherrer, who lias been working up the case of the pros ecution tonight repudiated any such purpose ns t" Heattie. but said inves tigation as to Miss Hinford had. not jbeen completed. "t do not attach much Importance (o it." saht Scherrer tonight, "and It Is probable that iiculah Hinford will bo released tomorrow. Vet, we are forking on the information received and will continue to do so, regardless of her release tomorrow or the ver dict In the case." Detective Scherrer made this state ment immediately alter leaving the county Jail, where he talked with Miss Hinford tonight. The latter fretted at her long detention and accused the prosecution of connivance in prevent ing her from testifying, because they knew she could get a bigger con tract on the stage" If she had been allowed to take the stand. When she learned of the Investi gation made today she was greatly ir ritated as she had hoped to gain her freedom tomorrow. Miss Hinford, on learning that Henry Heattie had de clared he hoped to eat dinner with his family next Sunday, exclaimed: "I'd Kive a million dollais to sou him do It." The argument over the instructions to be given the Jury occupied three hours today. The instructions ant brief and will not be made public until delivered to the Jurv tomorrow. They are similar, howevir, to those given In the lam ous murder case against Mayor Mc Cuo of Charlottesville, Va., six years age, when the Virginia supreme court wet a precedent In determining, not to thrust aside what is regarded as an evidently fair verdict merely on legal technicalities. The final draft made by Judge .Watson Included the usual perfunct ory request of the dcleiise tilat the prisoner be acquitted, because of tlm jury finding the accused guilty of '.murder on the evidence given by Paul Heattie as to Henry' alleged con fession. Judge Watson said tonight that he iwould suggest that counsel complete tho argument by tomorrow night and that If the Jury did not appear to be very fatigued he would ask them to (retire at once and find a verdict. . It Is not tliougiit likely the lawyers will be able to finish their apeeches tomorrow, and It is expected they will he continued on Friday. It seems certain that the ease will go tto the Jury not Inter than Friday noon. f Br Moralaf JuanasJ hrtl t4 Wlr.l Seattle, Wash., Sept. i. Miss Dora Keen of Philadelphia, who undertook to climb Mount l'.lackl.urn, Alaska, IS, 140 feet, and who was obliged to turn back when only two days from the summit because of the exhaustion o" her supplies, food and alcohol, ar rived In Seattle today. She declined she thinks her attempt nas proved that the peak may be scaled. The Keen party spent four days In seeking a route by which to make the final ascent and when a possible trail finally i found at an altitude of s. 500 feet, a three day storm st In. Sufficient food and alcohol remained to make the ascent or to weather the storm, but the supply would have been Insufficient for both, SO th'! attempt was abandoned. Accompanied by four men and three dogs Miss Keen set out from the foot of Kennleott Glacier at Mile 192 of the Copper River railroad on August 51, mid the next twelve days and nights were spent upon the Ice field. A copper mine trail led alongside the glacier for ten miles and two pack horses, carrying 250 pounds each. Iwere led along the trail, as far as there wag grass for them. It was ne cessary at times to build bridges across the crevices for the horses. From the point where the horses were left the dogs hauled the pro visions on a sled for two days up the Kennleott glacier to the foot of the mountain and from thero up a steep glacier carried 2(1 pound sacks. The dogs were a disappointment. Miss Keen said, They did splendid work with the sled and over the compara- lively level Ice but they trembled and whimpered at the brink of crevices and on the final steep glacier refused to jump one of them. The weather during the climb was unseasonably warm. On one steep glacier the party spent four days chopping steps .and finally gave up and cImwo a different route by . whlult they attained their highest elevation,' K.500 feet. The return was made down the ken nleott glacier In two days, the men and Uogg finally packing the loads out over the huge moraine. The summer In Alaska has Ikscii unusually wnrni, and tho glacier have been constant turmoil. NOIGTEO FO no NA1AJ0ES DEVOTE TDDMUGHTME 10 FROLIC Government Finds That Squaws Do Most of the Work and Will Urge the Bucks to Greater Industry, f Ur Mnrnlng Journal Sprrlnl I tinted Wlr 1 ; Washington, Sept. . Navajo-Indian "bucks" should stoji attending dances, feasts and chicken pull cele brations and devote attention to sheep raising and blanket weaving, accord ing to reports received at the Indian bureau which point out thnt the Nav ajo "squaws" are the "grub getters." The Indian bureau Is gathering infor mation from the Indians and from traders with whom they deal ns to the extent of the Navajo sheep and blanket Industry. It Is believed the reports will show that this New Mexico-Arizona tribe of "red men" sells annually between $400,000 and $500,- 000 worth of blankets. The govern ment wants to teach them tho value of improving this Industry and of rals Ing a variety of sheep which will give them better wool than they obtain from the sheep they now use. UNITED STATES ARMY TO GET BACK TO PEACE BASIS Washington. Sept, 6. The regi ments mohllzed at war strength dur ing the Mexican revolution and as signed to the maneuver divisions nt Son Antonio are about to be reduced to peace basis. Soldiers detached from their regiments and assigned tp the maneuver division will be return ed to tlie regular commands, and the large number of recruits w ho Joined the army during th-- in'iitary concen tration In the south will be used to fill up Ihe holes In units which are not up to the required peace strength. federation of I'.Klnl Clerks. Des Moines, la,, Sept. 6. Oscar F. Nelson of Chicago was re-elected president of the National Federation of Post Office clerks by n unanimous vote at the sixth annual convention, which closed here tonight. George F. Pfeffer of Milwaukee, was re-elected secretary and treasurer and Louis De How of San Francisco, returned to his old position of or ganizer. David M. Rerphlsel of Salt Ijike 'City, was elected second vice-president. Salt .akc City was chosen as the meeting place of the 1912 convention. Charged With Bringing Jewels Into Country Without Pay ment of Duty; Angry Woman Turns Informer. fKy MnrnlBg Journal palal Lniet Wlrt l New York, Sept. . Separate in- dlrt moots, accuslne- Nathan Allen of Kenosha. Wis., and John It Collins of Memphis, Tentl., reputed iiiilllonall es. of smuggling gems valued at thou sands of dollar Int.. the port of New York, were bro.orhi Kht todav In the oVflees of Unite.! Slates District Attorney Wise. The Indictments bad lain on his desk bearing the seal of the federal grand jury since Auuust 29, when they were handed down. The testi mony ..f Mrs. Helen Duello Jenkins with whom Allen Is said to have quar reled and broken his friendship not long age. Is said to have formed the foundation on which the true bills were found. Alden, a leather manufacturer. tt charged with having concealed about his i lothliig a pearl v alued at $10. lion, when he landed from the Lusitanla on June 22, 1909. The Indictment further charges him with luuliig tail ed to declare the gem and with bringing it Into the coiinlrv duty un paid. The second count of the In dictmnt. charges than Allen smug gled i'ii the same date a gem shnbled gold braclet, fashioned in the design of a snake. A third count charged Illegal Im portation of the pearl and the braclet. and other "diverse articles of Jewelry nnd wearing apparel" on the same date. The Millie of the nrlhles alleged to have been Illegally Imported Is most estimated In the record. At the of fice of the district attorney It was said that the whereabouts of the In dicted men Is not known. Confidence Is expressed, however, by assistant district attorney Whitney that both Indicted men would appear and plead In duo time. ,., GREEK TRACKMAN AVERTS SERIOUS COLLISION Flags Speeding Trains in Time to Prevent Probable Loss of Life; Three Persons Hurt, rity Morning Jonrnnt Rpmlal leaked Wlrs.1 Grand Junction. Colo., Sept. The bravery and quick action of n Greek track-walker prevented what prob ably would have been a deplorable wreck on the I). It. G. railroad twenty-five miles northeast of this place last night. As it was. easl botin! passenger Iraln number 6 came Into a head-on eolltion with a west bound freight train, wrecking both engines and slightly Injuring three passengers, none seriously. The track-walker knew of the ap proach of the passenger train when ,lie caw the freight a ppronch liiK and. running toward the latter, Niiccccdcil In flagging It and lio n turned to warn the passenger engineer. The freight isui'ceeded In coming In a stop, but the passenger train crashed Into It, the crews of both engines, however, jumping in time to escape Injury. Those Injured were: Mrs. Clara Crawford. Los Angeles; fiu-p and nt-ck cut Miss Hessle Prion, Reno, Nov.; slight. J. i.l. Kent, California City; slight. MASTER PRINTERS IN SESSION AT DENVER Denver, Colo.. Sept. . The United Typothestae of America did not elecl officers today, according to program, deferring this matter until action hail been taken upon the Important ques tion of effecting a merger Willi tile various other organizations in the United Stall's composed of master printers. The executive committee made lis report on Die merger at an executive session of lite convention this after noon and l( Is known thai the report was favorable, but any action by the convent Ion-' was not given out. It Is said that the decision will lie known on Friday. Tomorrow's meetings w Voted It is said, to eiluonl tores. I n 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 m point t" thi' election of J. S. Stearns of Norwood, Mass., as the choice of the coin eittlon for lis next president, and Dallas, Tex., up. parently hits obtained a maturity of voles ns the place for holding the next convention. matle III bo lonal de-fen- POEM SAVES MURDERER FROM DEATH ON SCAFFOLD Salem, Ore., Sept. . Fiarik L. Stanton's poem. "They Hung Rill Jones," saved the life of Jesse P. Webb yesterday, so Governor Oswald Woit said. Webb, who was convicted of the murder of William A. Johnson, a ranchman, instead of being hanged at noon, was the gncsl of honor nt a convict dinner In Ihe penitentiary. Webb's sentence was commuted by Governor West five minutes before the time appointed for the hanging. Governor West said he was influ enced to grant the committal Ion by reading the poem. THOUSAND DOLLAR M TIE OBSTACLES IN WAY OF AST0R-F0RCE NUPTIALS Newport Divine Says He Scorn ed Otter of Handsome Sum to Pei form Ceremony For Wealthy Divorced Man, I1t Mornlaa Journal Spl.l tM4 Wlrs l Newport. It. I.. Sept, . A fee of $1,000 to marry John Jacob Astori.nd Miss Madeline Talmage Force was re fused by Rev. Kd ward C, Johnson, D, D pastor of the First llaptlst church of Newport. Dr. Johnson was called to the of fice of a lo.al attorney on August 29, according to his statement today, and there the offer was made. The attor ney told Mr. Johnson the ceremony was planned tor some tune between Monday and Thursduy of this week. Under the recently enacted state law it is necessary lor a non-resident to file notice of intention to wed five days before the muirlage license can be Issued. Miss Force Is not a resident of Rhode Island and so far ns known her notice of Intention has not vet been filed. 11,1 MAYOR IS DETERMINED TO RUN T 01 Manage Hunnewell Even .If She Has to Call On Militia of Kansas to Enforce Orders. (Br Morula .Journal Aiwlnr ten Wire) Kansas City, Sept. 6. Mrs. Ella Wilson, mayor of Hunnewell, Kans., came to town tonight and went Im mediately to Kansas City, Kan., where she held meeting with C, XV. Trick ett, special investigator appointed hy Governor Stuhl'S to untangle the In volved municipal affairs of Hunne well, Mrs. Wilson has been having a great deal of trouble with her council since she look office and she Is de ti I'liilned to bring the city fathers to time. "V going lo run that little town of Hunnewell," she an id, tonight, "uveri If lhave to call on Governor Htubbs for llq, militia to carry out my or ders. "My coiincllmcn haven't troated m fairly. They have refused to meet with me, ami as an added affront they have refused to make a tax levy for next year's municipal expenses. I could reach no agreement with them, so I decided to come lo Kansas City and la!k tlie situation over with Mr. Tricked, lie assures me that the state, officials w ill co-opi rale w ith me In reftorlng peaceful coiiillllons In Hun newell. "Ileslgn? Well. 1 shouM say not. I am going to fight this whole thing out, and 1 in going lo win." PLEA FOR EXPANSION OF ORIENTAL TRADE lr Morning .lnuril Snmlal taaed Wlrs.1 Chicago, Sept. H. A plea for an expansion of this country's trade with the Orient was ma, In today by Will lain J, Calhoun, United Slates Minis ter to China in an address before the assoi hi t Ion of commerce. "Only three great American firms have established themselves in China nnd are operating with the ng gresstve American spirit," said Mr. Calhoun. "I mini you to build up your commercial Interests In China. Lnglainl and France have appreciated the tremendous possibilities of trade In Chin:, oti.l nre now the leaders In foreign lommeree there. There are a number of Vuierlcau business houses who do bushiest, through brokers in China, but this Is far less satisfactory than Inning jour own representatives on the ground, Half-hearted efforts in business ar,. useless. There Is no fear In nn mind of the so-called 'yel low peril." " (i Toadslools; Demi, New York, Sept. ii. one man is dead In Ihe hospital at Mount Vernon and eight other persons are lii a seri ous condition as the result oT mistak ing poisonous fungi for mushrooms. Pasqiii, I Hlanio Is the dead man. Ih.itieo ate load stools on Monday and gave a quantity to his friends. All win, partook of the Xungl beeamo III, Rhine's death followed In a fejae hours. The oilier poison sufferers will recover. I 'ore , -is l :i,-,. orricona. Wntcrhury, Conn., Sept. 6. Tha eleventh biennial session of tho High) Court of the Ancient order of Forest ers closed here this afternoon with the election of officers. Chief among; these are: Past High Chief Ranger, (honor nr), Charles .lacohson of New York; clly; Sub High Chief Hanger, Samuel Pcarce of Michigan, Rnd High Medi cal L'Miintnei', James Gallagher of Huff iilo, N. Y.