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.Month; Single. Cil(, 5 Onbt.
It) Carrivr, 60 lenta Month.
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-
resignation." said Mr. (iillen
"' in the hands of my com
I appear here solely as a wit-
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
"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.
"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.
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.
"Yes," said Judge Mann.
"Why then,' asked Mr. Holloinan,
"was he not asked to call tin
"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.
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
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-
"If your committee had no power
to remove you," asked Mr. Hollman,
"what power had you to remove a
"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
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
la 4-
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
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,
"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.'
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.
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.
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
. 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.
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
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
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
"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
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.
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,
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.
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
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
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,
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
It Is charged that one of the men
dec arrest took Miss Chamberlain
a ride in a htiuuv hii,1 thui ,,,,.,
ai l ing a lonely spot on the road
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
Two if (lie bojs already 'mini
u'lty In the Justice of Ihe peact court
l.d sentence ! i ach lo three mouth.
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
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
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
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.
Jury of Virginia Farmers Pro
nounce Doom of Young Rich
mond Man Who Slew His
Giil Wife,
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
"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
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
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

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