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ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNA'.
THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, VOL CXXXI, No. 71. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1911. I " v Mall 30 1 t-nls .Month; Single. Cil(, 5 Onbt. It) Carrivr, 60 lenta Month. PEACE C01I1TEE REACHES SEALED VERDICT 10 GO 10 STATE COMMITTEE HEARING OF COUNTY FUSS FUTILE; CENTRAL COMMITTEE REFUSES TO COMPROMISF 'VITH THE BOLTERS Believed Finding Will Be in . - of Hubbell Faction; If So, Ex Parte Trial of Case Will . . i Breach in Republican Ranks and Regular Organization Will Proceed With Cam paign; Pacification Committee Labors Earnestly to Arrive at Solution But Task is Useless; One Man Rule in County Thing of the Past Declares Gillenwater in Refusing to Dic tate to County Republicans. Their task rendered futile by 'the refusal of the Bernalillo county cen tral roinnilttoe to recognize the Huh Ml belters or the Jurisdiction of the ttate central pence commission, the members of the latter after conclud ing two days' hearing yesterday af ternoon, arrived at a sealed verdict In the Alvarado hotel last night. The decision which the committee mem bers refused to make public last night, will he forwarded to the state central commliiee 01 me repuoucun pany. While the pacificators refused to say a word last night as to their find ings. It is lielieved that the refusul of the regular committee, headed by Chairman Gillenwater to accept the jurisdiction of the sub-committee, rendering thu hearing practically ex parte, can result only In a finding for the Hubbell faction. What this will mean In the county needs not be dated. The Issue remains between the followers of Francisco Hubbell i ml the republicans who eliminated that faction from power In the coun ty. The line Is as sharply drawn as in former years and there can be but one outcome. Absolutely consistent with his state ment at Santa Fe In accepting the oflkfs of flu- pelf ( r-Oii.'Hiiltee to set tle the disagreement in this county. Chairman Gillenwater all through the hearing declared that he had no pow er to bind his committee to any ac tion; that It refused to recognize the power of the peace committee to make a settlement and that consequently he was forced to abide by the wishes of his committee. He therefore could not place his resignation In the hands o( the sub-committee as he had no power, Mis resignation being in the hands of his own committee; and he "oild nut pledge to abide bv any de cision of the committee, although he wished to personally, because without the authority of the county republi cans he had no such power. Mr. Gil lenwnter brought out strikingly the 'an that nowadays no man dictates to the party in this county, telling one member of the committee straight from the shoulder that tie thanked God the day of the one-man rule has gone In Ucrnnlillo county. The testimony showed plainly the Illegality of the proceeding of the Hubhi II-Mn nn crowd in engineering the bolt, the fact that It had u minor ity of the original committee that it was Improperly assembled; that the chairman, recognized as such, was md asked to convene the committee, that proxies were secured under false pretenses: and that the last conven tion passed a resolution making the irga nidation permanent until chum? pd hy the voters. Affidavits were pre "ented i (irKe numbers on both sides, Indicating beyond a doubt that unite a number of gentlemen In this coun ty nre at least mistaken as to facts. Judge Man,, (lnd the Hubbell men who were present In force, protested their eagerness to accept anything the committee wanted to do. The members of the committee: Judge K. II .Wright, of Alamogordo: "J. Molinarl, of Portalos; Uccd llnl Innian, of Tucumcarl, and Malucpiias Martinez, of Taos county, showed an evident disposition all the way through to be fair, get at the loot of the mat ter and arrive at a settlement: and their tirm. an, trouble were evidently 'ully appreciate, by all parties to the controversy. The futility of the pro filing, however, was immediately "'Incut when tire county central enm Willee by unaniiiipus and enthusiastic vote mi Thursday, refused to reoog "M the pnw-er of the state eommit ,fP to deride u purely local eonlrover citing the state committee's own precedent some years ago In this coun ty w hen i onditlnns were reversed. At thi closo of the hearing yester "jiy atternoon In the Commercial dub Mr. Holiimmn put the following pro Wwltlon t Chairman (iillenwatnr: Win y,M1 ia:rrp the -Interest of wrrnnny to act as chulrman we ac "Pting Judge Mann's resignation, un ' ' w'e determine to the best of our "olbty who are the living members the county committee as originally "rmeil: with the understanding that "o attempt win ,e ,,. to remove Hon''"""1 ,h" next tollntv conven- ' Will you agree to let us select a member f rach faction, they to ,nooM. a third Impartial man and al- " that committee to Issue the call '"r the convention?" Vr , ' Prp Bltln" for mvself." said ' ; (,ll"nwater, "personallv, I would t , " n"v decision of the eommlt itionv" w""1'1 ',0 anything for har- ''U' . . . '"""I you the your resiiinntlon " this committee " asked Mr. Mar- llncz ".Mv "iter, "llttee Hess resignation." said Mr. (iillen "' in the hands of my com I appear here solely as a wit- In f'ld to ''h'l dec a iUstion by Mollnari, men'. "itned the Santa Fe ngree emi,L ''"' ""'Ullonally, Mr. C.lllenwattr con, l",""v referred to his letter ac I'tnying his signature, stipulating thut his signature was subject to the approval of his committee; a fact which Judge Wright stated in opening the hearing on the previous day. Mr. Mollnari insisted, however, that re gardless of the consent or refusal of the Gillenwater committee, the peace committee had full power to act. Mr. (illlenwater denied that it had such power. Mr. Mollnari intimated that the good faith of the sub-committee hud been questioned, which Mr, Gil lenwater denied. He asked Mr. Gil lenwater to be as "lair" as Judge Mann and tender his resignation, evi dently ignoring the fact that Judge Mann had no legal chairmanship to resign. "There is no reason in mv mind," said Mr. Mollnari, "why Mr. Gillen water should refuse to place himself on record ns being willing to do what Is for the best Interests of the par ty." "My committee." explained the chalrmnn again, "has declined to recognize the jurisdiction of this com mittee. I a in not here as chairman, but as u witness, to give Information as requeMed. I cannot resign to this nub-committee, without violating: my duty to my committee. Ir would be glad if my committee huu submitted the question to this committee; but unfortunately It has not. I appreciate the fact that yon gentlemen are here to do your best, hut probably the gentlemen have not fully examined the record of all the Irritating factors entering Into this situation. When I went Into active politics here It was solely for the purpose of bringing about harmony. I intended to resign immediately lifter the election, but did not 'do so, for one reason and anoth er. I have no personal nor political ambitions, I would rather work in the rank and all my efforts have been for harmony in the ranks. It Is plainly Impossible for me to resign to this committee when my commit tee has refused to recognize It. ONK VAX III I K HAS F.NDI.I) IX OM'XTY OF HKItXALILLO "What Is the use," said Malaqulas .Martinez, with a disgusted air, "of discussing any plan If you are not at liberty to do anything." "I am not (he republican party of Hernulillo county." said Mr. (illlen water. with considerable distinctive ness "the lime has passed when one man can dictate to the party In this county and 1 trust to God that it will never return. The party affairs here," he said, with heat, "are conducted differently than in the county from which the gentleman conies," This was calculated to hold Mr. Martinez for a while, but the latter launched into a lengthy speech, saying that Mr. Gillenwater got insulted too easily, that there was no need for anyone to get In a huff, that he had not come to argue with Mr. (illlenwater nor anyone else, hut had proffered his services In the interest of harmony, and felt hurt that his motives were Impugned.. Mr. Gillenwater denied questioning; any motives, but pointed out again that an attempt on his part to dictate the action of his commit tee without authority would not tend to promote harmony. Judge Wright then adjourned the session, stating that all tho affidavits adduced and other testimony would he preserved In the record. Following the adjourn ment came the executive session and decision at the Alvarado last night. XO OXK KXFAV WHY (THMHV-X WAS XOT ASKIC1) TO CALL At the morning session Mr. Moll nari asked Francisco A. Hubbell "why Mr. Gillenwater was not re quested to call the meeting" at the time of the Hublioll holt. .Mr. Hubbell said a majority of the committee had signed the call and a copy of It had been sent to Mr. Gil lenwater. Mr. , "tollman asked Mr. Hubbell why Mr. (illlenwater had not been asked to call the meeting. "The members of the committee," said Mr, Huhhell, "took the matter in their hands and requested him to call the meeting or attend It." "Why was Mr. Gillenwater not ask ed to call the meeting In the first In stance?" continued the questioner. "I don't know," said Mr, Hubbell. Neither Doe Judge Mann Know. In reply to a question from Hollo man, Judge Mann also responded that he dirtnt know why Mr. Gillenwater was not asked to tall the meeting. "Was Mr. Gillenwater recognized the legal chairman?" asked Mr. Holloman. "Yes," said Judge Mann. "Why then,' asked Mr. Holloinan, "was he not asked to call tin meeting'.'" "I don't know," said Judge Mann, his testimony thus corroborating per fectly that of Mr. Hubbell. Judge Mann informed Mr. Mollnari that Mr. Gillenwater would have been "thrown out of the county conven tion, hut for Manns good ofrices. "Why did you want a new chair man?" asked Mr. Mollnari.' "I will tell you," said Judge Mann. "Simply because at the last conven tion Mr. Gillenwater came in and announced himself as temporary chairman, never called the committee together, arbitrarily ran the conven tion, (rue neither committeemen nor delegates time to talk, refused to rec lOgnize men when they were iu their tect. and so disregarded the u lies of the convention that they wouldn't stand Tor it. They didn't want one man rule." A subdued suit ker here was heard throughout the room at the sight of) a n'jiiheii chairman protesting against one-man rule. Judge Mann further stated that at the time of the convention a majority of the commit tee wanted to oust Mr. Gillenwater. that he, Maun Hii,l others, averted such action, advising delay until af ter the campaign. The testimony of Judge Mann brought out plainly the fact that the first meeting ir the Hubbell alleged committee was held without due no tice. Judge Mann admitting the fact that he himself ,iidn't hear about the meeting until the day before. All the testimony on this point showed clearly that the Hubbell bolt was en gineered sub rosa, and In violation ol all rules of party procedure and had about it everywhere the well-known stump of tlie Huhhetlian methods. Professor Andrew It. Stroup. suc cessor to the late F.slalvle Vigil as superintendent of the county schools and one of the most enthusiastic of the few new Hubbell converts, saM that the belt had been discussed ever since the convention and that dissatis faction was rife, and that various Ir ritating; things had happened. Mr. Gillenwater asked him to state what had Irritated him and while Mr. Stroup Indicated a desire to tell he did not take advantage of the oppor tunity to do so. Mr. Gillenwater told the commit tee that when, after he ascertained the Hubbell crowd were going to hold a meeting, he appeared at the office ;of Mann and Venable, he offered to assemble the committee on reasonable notice. "If I had hren requested 1 should have assembled the commit tee, on reasonable notice." said Mr. 'Gillenwater. The matter of the alleged proxies for the Hubbell meeting for D. iM. Boatright. Henry Bramlctt. and D. S. Kosenwatd. secured under false pre tenses, and at once repudiated b.t thoso gentlemen after they found vha was up. came up for discussion and after asking for affidavits on both sides regarding these the com- tnlttee adjourned until 2 p. m. When tho rommlttee reconvened, affidavits on both sides of the proxy question were produced. Colonel M. I.. Stern said that he secured D. S. rtosenwiild's proxy on the plea that ho. the colonel, felt a desire to "lak an active part In political affairs." Col. Stern's motive in this matter was not questioned. As to tho other prox ies which were repudiated, the fact that the men they were securd from at once declined to have anything to do with the bolt when they discover ed It l the best proof of the facts In the matter. Judge Mann at this point, stated that among others George f. Klock, who has not been particularly promi nent for some reason, at the various Hubbell meetings, recognized . Mann as chairman and that furthermore he, Mann, had eighteen members of the old committee with him. Judge Mann throughout professed his entire willingness, in fact, eager ness, to accept any decision tne com mittee might make evidently desiring to get out of a tight place as soon as possible. He agreed to a suggestion by Judge Wright that the pence com mittee might appoint a chairman of Its own choosing. The members of the Hubbell committee present agreed to do anything the peace committee recom mended. Affidavits on both sides were pro duced regarding the resolution pass ed by the convention confirming the Gillenwater organization, among the affiants as to tho truth of the pass age of tho resolution being Herbert F. Reynolds, a member of the reso lutions committee. Mr. Hollman asked both Judge Mann and Mr. Gillenvvaler the fol lowing question: "Assuming that the convention adopted this resolution confirming UMr. Gillenwater as chairman and con firming the committee, what would be the effect of that action ns to the ipower of the committee subsequently to remove the chairman? , Judge Mann replied that no con vention had power to saddle officers on a committee and the later was al ways the Judge of Its own members and officers. Mr. Gillenwater took the opposite ground, declaring the conntv conven tion was the legislative body and that when the convention by resolution provided for an organization the .committee under all rules of parlia mentary procedure was without pow er to remove its chairman. "Assuming," said Mr. Hollman, "that your position Is correct are you willing to continue as chairman with the original members of the com mittee?" Mr. Gillenwater replied that his resignation was in the hands of the committee and he was bound , to re spect the wishes of that committee, repeating: then and at other times that ho was present solely as ness. his committee having the Jurisdiction of the peace a wtt denled com- mlttee. "If your committee had no power to remove you," asked Mr. Hollman, "what power had you to remove a member'.'" "I Hin free to admit,' said Mr. Gil lenwater, "that It was a case of the exigencies of the situation. When R breach of trust (referring to the de sertion of Stroup and others to the HuJjhell crowd) creates a vacancy that vacancy must be filed." Mr. Olllenwate-r Informed the. co mlttee that out of the twenty-nine illvlng members of the old uommlttee 'he had sixteen members, a clear majority. WOMAN HELD FOR MURDER OF STEPSON Woodward. Okla., Kept. x. Mrs. Maggie Miller was today held to await the action of the grand Jury alter n preliminary bearing on a charge of being responsible for the death of Ray Miller, her twelve-year hold stepson. The boy, who had been living with his mother, Mrs. Mary Miller, died while visiting at his father's home, His mother started an investigation. Poison was found the dead boy's stomach. WEALTH BP Mil SHOP, CRAFT UNIONS EXAGGERATED DETERMINED ON SA1SFISHER u RECOGNITION la 4- INTERIOR SECRETARY RETURNS UNDECEIVED Controller Bay Far From Best Harbor and Better Coal is Found in Many Places Other Than Behring River Field. Br Morals Joarul tpMlal Lum4 Mlrt Seatie, Wash., Sept. 8. Secretary of the Interior Wtalter U Vlshi-r, at a dinner given her tonight In his honor, declared Controller Hay Ui be neither the only, nor the best harbor for the output of thp Behrins river coal fields, pronounced the xtentnd character of these fields "grossly ex aggerated" and announced his policy to be (he opening and development of the fields, but not under restricted private ownership. "The plan of leasing the coal lands," Mr. Fisher said. "ieserves consideration because It has tho ap proval of the president." He read extracts from reports showing the successful workings of this svstem In Australia amf New Zealand, and also cited the leasing law of Yukon territory. "The third remedy." he continued, "is that the government shall own and operate the mines. A great nwny thoughtful men In the United fritiites are of the opinion that the time will come when it will become necesnary Tor the government to regulate the sources of power-fuel and water .'alls upon which industry depends. "However, the opposition which government ownership snd operation would encounter In congress must be considered." Of the coal lands, lio said; "I am seriously disappointed In what I saw in the Behring river coal fields. Reports of their extent and character have been grossly ex aggerated. I regret this ertsgcratlon because it may have been the means of lending persons to Invest In these fields. However, there Is valuable coal and the district Is one of consider able Importance." The Mutauska coul field. Irlbu'ary to Seward he did not visit, he said, adding: "It Is repotted to contain better coal than the Behriim river field and more of It. However. It Is further from a railroad and farther from a sea port. "If any foot of ContrV, r By more valuable than another I do not know It," he said, speaking of out lets. "I am not violating any confi dence when I say t'ontroller "' Is not the only poslhle harbor for tne Behring river coal fields, and ia fur from the best harbor.' PROLONGED LITIGATION OVER EDDY ESTATE Concord, K. H., Kept. H. -That Mrs, Mary Baker G. Kddy. founder of the Christian Hsleence church Was not a party In the settlement made with her heirs was the opinion of former Senator CbHiuller. given In his depo sition In the superior court today as counsel for George W. Glover of Lead, H. I)., in the action against Henry llaker. executor of the will of Mr. Glover's mother, Mrs. Kddy. Mr. Chandler also deposed thai at tlie time, the settlement was made he was not aware of the provision In the will creating a residuary bequest which he im now contesting In behalf of Mrs. Fildy's son. He completed the giving of his deposition today and ad journment was taUui until. Monday. TWO MILU0NDOLLARS FOR LINCOLN MONUMENTS Beverly, Mass., Sept. 8. -President Taft, a'ilng us chairman of the Lin coln N'omorlal commission today di rected Colonel Kiencer Coahy, dis bursing officer of the commission, to employ John Kussell Pope, an archi tect tt New York, to submit a design for the Lincoln Memorial, suitable for a site on the soldiers' home property In Washington and a design suitable for a kite on Sixteenth street, Wash ington. Henry Bacon, another architect, al ready has been employed to submit designs for a third Kite in Potomac park. The designs are to be ready by text winter. The Lincoln memorial commission has $2,000,000 to spend on the monuments. ! Midshipman Itcslgus From Xmvv Washington. Sept. 8. Midshipman Byron Coleman of Missouri, who graduated from the naval academy last year, hus resigned from the navy on account of defective eyesight. Arrmt of Art Thieves I'umie. Madrid, Kept. X. The report pub lished yesterday that two men had been arrested at Leon with Leonardo Mavlnols' tialntlng "Mom Lisa." stol en from the Louvre, in their posses sion proved untrue. CONNECTICUT GRANGE RESENTS SNUB TO TAFT Beverly, Mass. Sept. X, Unexpect ed support of the Canadian reciproci ty agreement from a purl of the Con necticut grange came to President Taft today. Itecently the executive committee and the officers of thai grange declared (hat they did not agree with tlie president's reciprocity idea and refused the proposition of state fair officials to call yesterday, the day on which Mr. Taft visited the 'sir grounds at Hartford, "Grange Day." . ne protest nuatnst this decision Came to the summer White House to uav from orange Grange No, 128, In the shane of a resolution which re cited that Orange Grange deplored the action of the officers of (he stale grange In Inating so discourteously the llrst elti.en of the land, and dep recated such attitude. PRESSURE FOR STRIKE I DECLARED INSISTENT Heads of Brotherhood See No Way to Avert Collision Un less Hairiman Officials Yield Which is Believed Unlikely. fB- llarala Jaaraal SprUI l4 Wlr 1 San Francisco, Sept. 8 officials of the five shop craft unions com prised In the federation of shop work ers on the Harrlman lines-probably will determine definitely at a meeting .tomorrow what they will do about the request of Julius Krutschnltt. vice president ami superintendent ot maintenance of the system, to recog nize tli federation as such. No one could be found tonight who believed Mr. KruttHchnltt. who acted under full authority from Judge Hub ert S. Lovett, president of the Harrl man system, will recede In the least from his position. That Is consld-er-d one of the certainties. It was regarded tonight as almost as tally determined at a meetinc to day between the general advisory committees of tlie unions and their Reneral officers, that the union men neither will recede from their vote, already taken, authorizing a strike, nor are they willing to" temporurlze either by preferring minor demands, or letting the question of recognition of the federation go over for six months, three months or any other time. If there Is any way to avert a col lision, the general officers of the unions, who are tho first have Imped to avoid a strike, declared themselves Ignorant of It tonight, although they said no one could predict safelv what might happen at tomorrow s meeting. Pressure for a ftrlke. It was said. Is Insistent from points east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, but It Is more Insistent up und down tho coast. A report thai the advisory commit teemen had held a mooting lodav .without the knowledge of their gen eral officers was denied flatly to night by International President J. W. Kline, of the Hlacksmlths' union, who said ho hud -Arsred It to unfav orable sources. "I was asked about the meetlng and advised It," said Mr. Kline. "Later In the day we met together. AVe find that the strike sentiment among tho. men is stronger even than when the so-called strike vote whs taken'. That, vote came, near being unanimous. "We hope to see some way by which thin strike can ho avoided, but we are prep.ired to Insist upon rei.OB nltlcn of the federation." i.l.i x. i :i sntiKi: itm : k Fits IHtlVKN I HOM SHOPS. Danville, III., Sept. 8. Three ma chinists' helper In the Chicago and Kaslern Illinois shops suspected of be ing strike breakers installed as a for luiuur of others who would take he place of union men If present nego tiations for an Increase In wages fall, were chased from the shop today, One of them was overtaken and se verely beaten. one of th men was overheard to remark that he was waiting for a strike on the Illlnolse Central when hl expected to lake a Job with that com pany, arousing the suspicions of (ho union men. All three hurriedly left tho city. It! MoltFI) ILLINOIS U:TIIAL MUX AUK TAKING SIHIKI, VO'IT Chicago, Sepl. 8, A report gullied circulation tonight thai employes of the Illinois Central have been taking second vole on the question of a strike. The vole Is believed lo have been taken at the suggestion of the Inteinalional unions who wished to submit the question to the men after having gained the replies of the rep. resenlaflves of the road. The final 'fount is nut expected before Tuesday, RELIC OF MAINE WRECK REACHES WASHINGTON Washington. Sept. 8. A relic of the wreck of the battleship Maine, the gold class ring of Assistant Fuglueer Ijarwln H. Merltt of Iowa, who tost his life In the explosion of that ves sel In Havana hurhor thirteen years ago, was received at the navy de partment today. Lieutenant Meriilt wore this ring when he met his drulh and efforts of the army engineers lo find It by screening all the debris on the boiler d'ek were unsuccess. ful. A Havana newspaper announced it nad come into possession of the ring and would turn it over to the I'nlted Slateg authorities. It was brought here by Colonel Black of the engineer board and will be delivered by the. navy to Ite.v. W. W. Menilt of Bed Ouk, lows, father of Lieutenant Meriilt. MURDERED MAiYSlviOTOR CAR FOUND NEAR CHICAGO Chicago, Sept. 8 An automobile found today near Gary. III., tonight whb Identified ns the one which be. longed to Frederli k Wennerstrom, a Chicago automobile lieryiiian, whose body was found near Fox river a week ago. Added mjstery In the esse of Wennerstrom was found in tt bit of feminine apparel discovered In Ihe bottom of the car. This Rave rise to a new police theory that whoever ;:hot Wennerstrom had later murder ed a woman. It Is likely thai l-ox river will lie dragged In a search for the body. The car was found In a deep ra vine and gave evidence of having been used no later than last night. The gas lamps Were burning and the car was ready lor use, TAR AND FEATHERS'BEATTIE GUILT! FOR GIRL SCHOO TEACHER KANSAS COMMUNITY SCENE OF OUTRAGE Youii'i Woman Lured to Lonely Woods By Faithless Escoit Cruelly Treated; Alleged As sailants In Jail, t"r MralM Jnsraal SpMal I ,g win Shady Bend. Ks,, Scut. 8. Nine men and boys have been arrested and placed under bond tor alleged con nection with the tarring and feather ing of Miss Mary Chamberlain, u ar.g school mistress. t.-n das ngo bj a mob. Thn men arrested are F.d ward liliord. K. G. Clark. A ,M. Sinims, John Schmidt, Watson Si ranton. Jay FtUwuler. Chester Anderson and Ielhert Kindlesparger. Miss Chamberlain belongs to a prominent family. The onlv excuse given for the affair is that she had "talked about'1 other women of the community. It Is charged that one of the men ui dec arrest took Miss Chamberlain a ride in a htiuuv hii,1 thui ,,,,., rci ai l ing a lonely spot on the road he flopped the buggy and ran Into the woods. Several men. II is said, were vailing mar the spot, their mo tor cycles leaning against the fence. These men, It Is sal, look Miss Chain beiialn from the buggy, removed a good part of her clothing, applied the tar and feathers and bit her. Her es cort. It Is said, then returned and drove her back to her hoarding house. .Miss Chamberlain was not seriously inlured. Sblrrell Clark, merchant and miller of shadv Bend, the last of the men sought by tlie Lincoln county authori ties on a charge of complicity in the tar and feather episode, was arrest ed this afternoon. Clark has ben absent since 'he prosecutions In the case began, but r turned home today. The i llume nsalnsl liarlc Is wti.ill and ballery the nine as that ami Inst t"rs accused of complicity in the i.'feme, Two if (lie bojs already 'mini u'lty In the Justice of Ihe peact court l.d sentence ! i ach lo three mouth. In jail, have appealed to the district "irl and are out nn bond. Vdward ftleorl. who took Ih girl to the spot wiiere (he attack was lunrir, Is serving se.it, mi e of n year 'n jail for his part In the affair RUSSIAN ARMY OFFICER CONDEMNED F0RTREAS0N St. Petersburg, Sept. 8. A military court at a private silting today tried sentenced to eight years penal servi tude and a loss of his rights, Captain Postnlkoif, of the general staff The charge against him was selling secret documents to agents of three powers. Captain I'ostnlknff was president of the Universal League of Peace and the Russian Fspeianlo league. He frequently traveled 8broa, and for a (line sojourned In the Culled Stales. The case was orderly connected with recent Irlnls. The witnesses Included Baron d,. I'ngern Sternberg, former correspondent In St. Petersburg ot Hut seml-ol filial Aiiatrn-Hungarian newg agency, who was sentenced t" four years Imprisonment last Novem ber for delivering secret documents to a foreign stale, and Mile. Muse Zlkke, a sister of Ihe widow of Count Vassllll Boiitouiiln, uliu was poison ed by Dr. Panlchenku In lit 1(1. As a result of Hie conviction of Captain Postnlkoff Ihe government has closed the Fsporaiilo league. ileh l declared to a convenient screen fnr Inlet 'national spies Woman Mayor Hales Youths to Court For Playing Cards On Sunday; Only Start She Says, Bf Moraine Jnnroal Sperlsl !. Wire) tleuniiiovoll. Knn.f, Sepa. 8. Hunnevvoll learned today that It inusl not play cards on Siuulav dining the term of office of Mis, Wilson as mayor. To discover this fact foui Voting men of this own paid ten dol lars each in Judge H'Oilall's court at Son tli Haven this afternoon. The conipl.iliils against I hem wet'" sworn to by Mrs. Wilson. She charg ed they played curds on Sunday In u bouse on the Main street of llunne well without even closing the front door. Mrs. Wilson said the ciinvie. Hons today mole Inst a stall In her crusade against gambling social and professional. MEXICANS REMEMBER CHAPULEPEC HEROES Mexico Cltv. Sept. x.--i",io memory or Mexico's heroes who I 1 1 In de fense cf Chapnllepee during Kcolt s assault upon thai historic bill In IS 17. was honored ludav Willi music anil oratory. Special tribute was paid to Ihe cadets of the military college who were killed on Hie last desperate stand of Hie Mexicans. Samuel Garcia (iuilar, who cum miinded the I'edcials tt t Casus Granites In Ihe recent revolution, delivered Ihe memorial oration. President do La Hurra was present with members of his cabinet. The observance of Ihe nitty a year "go with General lilan presiding hs one of Hi,, foniures of the centennial. HUNNEWELL 1ST BE GOOD OEIRDERIN THE FIRST DEGREE Jury of Virginia Farmers Pro nounce Doom of Young Rich mond Man Who Slew His Giil Wife, MUST DIE IN ELECTRIC CHAIR NOVEMBER 24TH Piisoner Receives Dread Ver dict With Composure; Will at Once Make Fight Before Couit of Appeals. fBr Mniln Joarnsl Fa-UI I t4 Win 1 Chesterfield Court House, V'a., Sept. 8 Twelve Virginians, mostly farm ers, knelt at dusk tonight In the oh. scurlty of the small Jury room of Chesterfield court house, prayed ferv ently that they might pass Judgment ariuht on Henry Clay Beattle, Jr., In dicted for the murder of his wife, arose from their knees, deliberated nearly sn hour and silently one by one, recorded a verdict of guilty. After weighing carefully the mean ing of their decision and once more on bended knees beseeching divine -slstance against possible error at the end of fifty-eight minutes the Jurors hied Into the hushed and crowded) court room and, with startling sud denness twelve voices, Instead of the usual one of the foreman, spoke the word "guilty" in chorus. It w-ai el most a shout. The spectre of death which stalked on Midlothian turnpike on July 18. when Mrs. Louise Owen Iteattle was slain, stared hard at the young hus band, ready to claim Its victim hy electrocution on Friday, November 21. But the prisoner returned the irttze unswerving and unafraid. The court of sppcala will he asked to grant a writ of error and a neir trial. Young Beattle, cognisant of the legal weapons yet at his disposal, did not surrender. Instead he consoled his brokenhearted father, and comforted him as he whispered, "I have not lost yet, father." l'n usual as was the tragedy, Ihe Jurymen did not hesitate to ndmlt to t heir f lien, Is I hut tliey stood In Judg ment, not only over Ihe cold blooded murder, but on Ileiillle's matrimonial Infidelity as well, It perhaps was a drastic continuation of Virginia Jus tice which In the last half century hus swiftly sent to lUalli such similar murderers as Philips and McCue, At the tins,, of a powerful address by L. C. Wendenburg, the voluntary assistant of tho commonwealth In the case, the suspense was felt not alone in the court room, but In Itlchmond, where thousands of people awaited the outcome. Tlie Jury had for elev en days heard evidence, for two days speeches, but th,. words of Wenden burg rang In their ears hs the Jurors left the court room to find their verdict. "Let that man go free," lie cried. "What, let that man no free? Why. the motherhood of Virginia, the worn an ho. hI of this nation will shudder In terror as the security of Its life is threatened. Let this man no free The man who basked In Ihe degraded sunshine of another woman, while st his home a young wife nursed his child',' Gentlemen. 1 nierelv ask S'oil In Hie name of Justice, 10 do your duty." In viv'1,1 detail, the prosecutor pie lured Hie wife as she started on her liiiirney Into the cool air of a summer night. To the Jury wus portrayed the mitomobllp In which she rod beside her husband, how Beattle stepped In to the darkness of Ihe thicket, found the sholgun. which he had earlier concealed, and deliberately slew his wife. The dcspeiale ride home with n bleeding and lifeless body cruahrd Into the small space In the front part of the machine and the husband cold ly sitting against tho blood -covered head of his wife were graphically de tailed lo the jury. Only passing at tention was given by Mr. Wenden burg to the purchase of th,; jtnn bv Paul llealtle, a cousin of thu accused. The defense had asserted he said, that on Paul's story alone was built the case of Ihe prosecution, but he held nl. it the blood-stained clothing of the prisoner, "ns the mute evidence of the crime," and asked: "Do you want any other evidence?" Blood flecked the lower part of (lie shirt In deep, black spots: not a mark was on either sleeve of tho shirt or mil, The prisoner had declurod iliut hn held his dead wife with one hand und steered his car with the olhrf, but the absence of blood on the until. the pro : editor declared, gave the H" to his story. Not alone with His clothing did the prosecutor disen tangle what he termed the "cheapest tahriiailon of the cheapest murder," but he shouted shame at the prisoner fur his relations with a girl of the age of thirteen years until within his own married life and held her forth as tlie motive for the crime. "And the prisoner admits that It was his passion," said Mr. Wenden burg "Ves, it was passion, but pas sion burn of the devil and passion thai sen! lo death his wife) BO that he might continue his vicious pleas ure." he concluded. A brief respite was given the Jury and at 5:28 o'clock It began consideration of the case. For fifty-eight minutes the Jurors were together In deep consultation and prayer, men of simple, life, who each morning during thrt trial sunf hymns and strove to forget the story of dissipation us related on the Wit ness stand. What had been generally predicted was true, namely, their minds were well made up before they left the court room. W. I Burgess, a scjuare Jnwed man with an earnest face, was elected foreman. They balloted and It was no surprise they afterwards de (hue, I, that all voted alike. The