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ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL.
.THIRTY-THIRD YEAR, VOL CXXXII, No. 21. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO SATURDAY. OCTOBER 21, 1911. By Mall M Centa m Month; Untie Oorrfe. t Cent. Bj Carrier, st) Cents Month. LITTLE PROGRESS IS MADE III TRIAL LAWYERS RELENTLESSLY WEEDING OUT JURORS Man Who Suits One Side In evitably is Objectionable to the Other and Some Few Talesmen Suit Neither, Morning Jeariwl Sperlnl Wlea.1 Los Angeles. Cat.. Oct ?0. Out of eleven talesmen who sat in ttie jury box st the McNamara murder trial at the opening of court today, only six wers left when court adjourned until Monday. Of these six. however, it ia considered more than possible that two or perhaps three will find themselves on the jury as It Is sworn In. These locked up tonight after having been passed for cause by both tide, were: Seaborn Manning, rancher. F. t. Green, orange grower. Robert F. Rain, carpenter. It is possible that all of them will become members of the Jury, no ani mus against any of them on either tide being apparent tonight. A. R. Mcintosh, challenged by the state because of his opposition to the infliction of the death penalty on circumstantial evidence, wilt be ques tioned by the court before he Is held or excused. George W. McKee, who says tie Is flrmlv convinced that the Los Ange les Times was blown up by dynamite, was under Interrogation by the court at the close of today's session. Court adjourned until Monday. There will be no session tomorrow. McKec Is not wanted by counsel for the defense, who assert that James B. McNamara, their client, could not have dynamited the buildinK and caused the death of Charles J. Hag gerty, for which he Is being tried, be cause the building was blown up by gas. They therefore, challenged Mo Kee and are awaiting a ruling from Judge Bordwell. McKee says he has no opinion as to the guilt or Innocence of the defendant. A. C. Robinson, after being chal lenged because of his opposition to conviction on circumstantial evidence, was held by the court, the challenge being disallowed for the time, but Robinson was later excused. T. W. Adams. Ernest F. Deck, E. J. Shower, Otto A. Jesson and H. Y. Quac.ken bush. all were excused upon challeng es for indirect bias. This Is the clos est the state could come, under Cali fornia statutes, to formal challenges, because each man said he would not Inflict the death penalty upon cir cumstantial evidence. The examination of Adams created lively Interest because it was much along the lines of his socialistic be liefs. Robinson stretched the Ingenuity of both sides, in their efforts to learn whether he would or would not be willing to Inflict the death penalty on circumstantial evidence. "First he says he will, and then he lays he will not. He blows hot; he blows cold. Who shall say what are the facts?" asked Chief Trial Deputy C. Ray Horton of the court. "The people are entitled to a Jury of twelve men who will Inflict the death penalty,'' asserted District At torney Fredericks, "to twelve men who win go the limit. This man won't. ' How do you know he won't?" queried the court. "He says he won't," replied the dis trict attorney. The court mused over the tangled record, "I'm not so sure he said thai," said the court, and he ordered that Robin son must stay. "If I find that my ruling is wrong, I shall change It," he added. At the afternoon session of court, Judge Bordwell excused Talesmen Show or and Adams, who were chal lenged for cause by the defense, and the state respectively. Shower had "aid that he believed James B. Mc Namara guilty of blowing up the Los Angeles Times and that he believed the statement over the signature of Ortlc McManlgal to this etfect. Talesman Adams, whose views on socialism were made the subject of Interrogation, was challenged by the state because of alleged bias after he had Bald he was opposed to Infliction or the death penalty on circumstantial vldenee. Talesman Robert F. Bain, a carpen ter, over 70 years of age, told Attor ney Norton that he organized the first labor union In Los Angeles. "Is there a feeling In your mind that fleneral Otis got about what he deserved in the destruction of his pro ferty?' 'asked Attorney Horton. "'I never had any such feeling." "Do you feel because the attitude of the Times toward labor unions was considered pretty stringent, labor "nlon men were Justified In using un usual means?" "Yes, to hold their own." He said his wife would not permit h'm to take the Times. Although he beat a drum in Dis trict Attorney Frederick's election inpalgn, he had voted on both aides, said. "Ever vote the socialist ticket?" he Hn asked by Horton. No." R"'n Thc4 for cause and the OFPAIRA state began the examination of A. C. Robinson, the final talcsmun, of the first twelve taken up. Robinson said he had conscientious soruples against voting for the death penalty on circumstantial evidence and would not vote for it under such evidence, Judge Bordwell took the talesman In hand, "If In a .rUolnal .aae the proof of circumstances satisfied your mind be yond a reasonable douut that the de fendant was guilty, wouid you vote to find him guilty?" uoked the court "Yes.'" t;ald Robinson. The state then passed Robinson temporarily, but he was recalled by District Attorney Fredericks and said positi' ely that he could not hang n man on circumstantial evidence, and was challenged for implied bias. The defense resisted the challenge. The defense soon withdrew its ob jection to the challenge but Judge Bordwell asked the Juror further questions. "If I were satisfied that the defen dant were guilty, I would vote him guilty," finally said Robinson. The court disallowed the chal lenge. "Does your honor wish to hear ar guments on the laws?" asked Attor ney Horton. "I have three cases." He was allowed to cite the cele brated Cluverlus murder case of Vir ginia and some others. "If I think tne ruling Is wrong, I'll change It," said the judge. "I will examine your cases.' H. Y. Quackenbush was recalled by the defense which had reserved the right of examining; him further. He said he had no prejudice against la bor unions. Attorney Darrow referred to a type written slip. "Did you ever snv that labor unions ought to be driven out of the coun try?" he asked. "I never did." "Or that the members ought to be hanged?" "No." "Or that the? McNomuras ought to be hanged?" "No." "Ever talk to John Walker about the case?" "t don't know John Walker." "He runs a grocery store near you." "Oh, that Walker I didn't know his name was John. Perhaps I talked to him." Attorney Darrow passed Quacken bush until Monday, announcing that he would produce Walker at the time under subpoena. Quackenbush was challenged by the state for direct bias, after he had In sisted that he would not vote for the death penalty on circumstantial evi dence. "I haven't the face to ' resist that challenge," said Darrow, and Quack enbush was excused. The court then called to the chair Otta A. Jesson, challenged by the defense after he had testified he had a fixed opinion that the Times was dynamited. "Would you change your opinion If you found It was Incorrect?" asked the court. "No." "Do you mean to say you would obstinately adhere to your opinion In any event?" "Yes, I think so." He said he could not act fairly and impartially and was excused. The state declined to resist the chal lenge. George W. McKee, against whom a challenge Is also pending by th defense, was Interrogated by Judge Bordwell, Somebody Will L TO DEATH ON EXTREME PENALTY FOR SLAYER OF ROY W00FTER Attorneys For Doomed Man Immediately File Motion For Appeal; Prisoner Ordered to Santa Fe Penitentiary, (Special Dispatch tn tha SI 01 Blow Journal 1 Roswell, N. M., Oct. 20. -James O. Lynch, convicted of the killing of Roy Woofter, city marshal of Roswell, was last night sentenced to be hanged on December 30, 1911. Sentence waa Imposed by Judge Clarence J. Roberts, sitting at Carls bad, where Lynch was tried, a change of venue having been obtained from Roswell, where the crime was com mitted. The trial of the prisoner lasted a wek and sentence was Imposed after motions for a new hearing and arrest of judgment had been overruled by the presiding Judge. A motion for an appeal to the su preme, court was at once filed and the appeal was granted. The prisoner was ordered taken to the state penitentiary at Santa Fe for safe keeping. This Is the first death sentence ever Imposed In the Fifth judicial dis trict of New Mexico. The crime for which Lynch Is con demned to die on the scaffold was a particularly atrocious one. Woofter, who was city marshal of Roswell, had a warrant for the arrest of Lynch on the charge of selling liquor Illegally. Accosting Lynch on the street, the officer Informed him of the warrant and asked him to go along quietly. Lynch, according to the testimony brought out at the trial, vigorously protested his Innocence of the charge, and begged the officer, ss a favor, to accompany him to his home before taking him to Jail. Reaching the house, the. prisoner sprang inside' and slammed 4he door. Woofter. according to the testi mony, walked along the porch, seek ing entrance. He had reached a win dow toward the rear of the house when a shot was llred through the win dow which tore a hole through his body. The officer fell and was dead almost before hlg companions could reach him. Lynch was at once arrested and placed In Jail. The crime excited the utmost horror and Indignation in Ros well and for a time threats of vlo. lencc were heard.. A mass meeting called by the mayor the Sunday fol lowing the tragedy, passed resolutions deploring the crime, but It was the unanimous opinion of those present that the law should be allowed to take. Its course, Chief Justice Pope, as district Judge of the Fifth Judicial district, at once called a special session of the grand Jury and Lynch was Indicted on the charge of wilful murder. On plea of bis attorneys that, ow ing to the Inflamed state of public opinion In Chaves county, It would be Impossible for the prisoner to se cure a fair trial n Roswell, a change of venue was allowed to Eddy .county and Judge Rober a consented to go there from Raton to conduct the trial. EH CONDEMNED TAFT GALLOWS Get Soaked. DETERMINED ROBINSON REACHES TO ENFORCE TRUSTLAW BIG CORPORATIONS NEED EXPECT NO IMMUNITY Administration Prefers to Be Damned For Doing Its Duty Rather Than Condemned For Failure to Act. B.r Morning Journal NperUI Unit W ire I Newcastle, Wyo.. Oct. 20. Presi dent Tnft again m.'ide it clear In a speech here tonight that It is ilia In tention to enforce the Sherman anti trust i.et. "The supreme court," said I Mr. Taft, "bus rendered two decisions, one against the Standard Oil company, requiring It to bo broken up and dis integrated Into parts and the other against the American Tobacco com pany. There are other companies that are charged In the same way, some of them are coming In voluntarily to divide themselves up and Just as we are about to obtain a proper and suc cessful observance of the law we be gin to find that there are some people that object to the administration be cause we are prosecuting these trusts an(f enforcing the law. "It Is a case where the adminis tration Is In a situation of being con demned, If It don't, and condemned If it does. Rut our understanding in the administration is that when the president lifted his hand and swore to defend the constitution and enforce the law It meant something. It was his business and business of all under him to enforce the law and that Is what we are doing, and that Is what to do, no matter whether we be damned or not. The prosecution of those great combinations that have been engaged in trying to prevent competition must go on until either the law is repealed or the law is so enforced that no com binations shall exist which shall he able to prevent competition and estab lish a monopoly, and that Is the policy which the administration has adopted and one it Intends to carry through. The president spoke to only a few hundred persons. Newcastle is the smallest town In which he has stopped more thun a few minutes on the present trip. The presi dent spent the day traveling through northern Wyoming. Ho started at Sheridan In the morn ing, with the thermometer around 25 degrees above aero, and spent the night at Newcastle. For hour after hour today the president's train pass ed through country half covered with enow. At Sheridan, the president left the train for a three-mile ride to Fort McKenjile, where he spoke In tho tab ernacle under canvas, to several thousand persons, or) the peace and arbitration treaties now pending In congress. Organizing Harmon Club. Denver, Oct. 20. Lieutenant Gov ernor Hugti L. Nichols of Ohio, Is here opening headquarters and es tablishing Harmon clubs as a part of the campaign to secure the democra tic nomination for president for Gov ernor Jotlaon Harmon of Ohio. Mr, Nichols is returning east after a swlnti through the western state In tha In terest of Harmon's nomination, ISLAND I Aviator Flying F rom Minneapo lis to New Orleans 'Makes Hundred and Eight Miles Yes terday, lllr Morning ,'narnnl gpetfal Ia4 Wlrt.l Rock Island, Ills., Oct. 20. -Aviator Hugh Robinson, who Is flying In his hydro-aeroplane from Minneapolis to New Orleans along the Mississippi river, made a perfect landing In the river off this city today, after u flight from Clinton, la., part of the time at a height of several thousand feet. Robinson had planned to leave for Muscatine and Burlington tomorrow, hut an examination of his machine to night disclosed tho need of repairs, unil he decided to stay here until Sunday or Monday. The bottom of his gasoline tank hnd sprung, allowing It to leak, and sev eral stay wires are badly worn. "It has been the toughtest day out of Minneapolis," said Robinson, after alighting in the river, being assisted ashore. Robinson travelled I OR miles dur ing the day, leaving Dubuque at 10:20 a. in. He said he reached an altitude of 9,000 feet. Amid the blowing of whistles and cheers of an immense crowd that had gathered to welcome him, Robinson drove his ulr and water boat ashoru and began to arrange for distribution the mail he had taken on at Clinton, Robinson said ' he was up to his schedule and expected to reach New Orleans on tho day promised, If weather conditions Improved. Robinson has established a record for aeroplane carrying. When he alighted here he had flown about S7tt miles Horn his starting point, being In the air about six hours altogether and carrying In all one thousand pounds of weight In mall and other messages The Party of Good Roads; More Economy and Efficiency The platform upon which Mr. llursum Is running back and forlh if we remember correctly, has something to say about good roads. It also ha some remarks to make about "honesty, economy arid efficiency." Sumo few years ago, Socorro county needed a mad built through the Mogollon mountains. The eminent exponent of good roads, H, o. Rui'sum. ivas commissioned to build It. The county had some 100 available and additional sums, no one knows exactly how much, were made, up by popular subsi rlpllon. Later on Mr. Ilursiim reported that he bad completed the work and asked for an appropriation of FOUR THOUSAND In iLLA IIS more, which he said had been spent In addition to Ihc first appropriation. A man named Baca whs sent to examine the work dune. "It Is not fit for a burro to travel," he reported to tho county commis sioners. Notwithstanding this report, corroborated by everyone who saw the "work," the county bad to cough up 11,000 and has Just recently, It la said, paid off the necessary bonds, Ity a strange coincidence, It was about 14.000 which the territory, through the work of Its able legal representative, Judge A. H. Fall, was per mitted to pay Mr. Bursum to "vindicate" hjm as to his penitentiary record. Is this the kind of HONESTY, ECONOMY and EFFICIENCY which will iiany out platform declarations about "GOOD ROADS?" .! I FARM WOMEN'S PRESS ASSOCIATION FORMED Colorado Springs. Colo Oct. iO. The International Pry Farming con gress closed here today. The organization of the Farm Women's Press asamUlion was. com pleted today with th election of the following officers: President Miss trma Matthews. Oklahoma City. OkU. First Vice President Mrs. llyrtha U Stavert. Winnipeg. Man. Second Vice President Mrs. Ade laide O. Goessllng, Springfield, Mass. Secretary-Treasurer Miss Mabel Batea Williams, Denver. Colo, Directors Dr. Kiln fi. Webb. St. Paul. Minn.; Mrs. Johr. T. Horns. Colorado Springs; Miss Jennie Huelt, Ann Arbor. Mich.; Miss Mary A. Whedan, St. Paul. Minn. There were fifteen representatives of farm Journals in attendnnce at the International congress of Farm Worn en, and they decided to organise Into a permanent body. ;e T NEW STATES FIVE GOVERNORS TAKE PART IN CELEBRATIONS Magnificent Silk Flags Pie sented to Arizona and New Mexico While Great Guns Boom Salute to Executives, Br Morning Janraal ffpoclal Lm4 Wlrs 1 ril raso, Texas, Oct. 20. A ml! tary parade and formal cxerclsci of ...At. ,.... .A ,...M. V... ft, I were features today of K P.uw'i I Ntatehood Jubilee, which is being at tended by thousand trom ul. iiartgef the southwest. The formal cerumen lea were held at Fort Bliss. Governor Colquitt of Texns extended the wel coma and Governor Hloan ( Arigon. and Governor Mills of New Mexico iJ sponded and accepted the liuntlsome silk flags, the gifts of El T"uo, Tonight the American w-ivrrnom and Governor Gonxales of t 'hthiiuha , ami Vice Governor Oayou of Bon"rii, Mexico, were guests of honor at tha governors' ball, SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD v WITNESS HOLDS OWN Gutonagon, Mich., Oct. 20. Seventeen-year-old drai Hanimca sat like a man today, while the batteries ot the defense were turned against her to break down her sjjiry that Mrs. Laura Stanmird put a powder In the breakfast coffee Ot her husband. Chillies Htannard, on the Hutiday In hist -March when Sttinnurd died In convulsions, giving rise to rumors of strychnine poisoning. According to Miss llummes there had been much trouble In the Stan mird household. Samuel i ', i in rl, a relative who was will) the St a ii na iiln at the time, of Mr. Stiinnard's death, admitted that he heard Stanmird say to his wife: "Laura, you don't love me." MAY TAKE A WEEK TO CANVASS STRIKE VOTE Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 20. It. may be a Week before the vote now being taken by the members of the vari ous federated simp crafts on the ques tion of a strike no the Rock Island Hallway system Is finished, nceordliu to the statement of J. A. Franklin, presluent uf the Boilermakers' union, here today. "The voting Is being done hy dis tricts," Mr. Franklin said. "If a strike Is agroed upon, about ten thousand men wl,! walk oui. The shopmen have been holding conferences wllh the company In an endeavor to get them to grant u sliding wage scale. The de termination to vole on a strike was the resell of the failure of these conferences." GORGEOUS PAGEAN N HONOR OF THE F ITER TO SAVE THE COUNTY OF SI Land Ring Bosses Have Fight of Life to Maintain Clutches On Empire of Central New Mexico, PEOPLE REVOLTING AT REIGN OF INTIMIDATION Primai ies Cost the Big Boss $2,000 and It Will Take Im mense Sums to Pervert Com ing Election, fRnerUI DUtMlrh U tha Morning JMrmall Soei.irn. 'N. M., Oct. 20. II. O. ltursum. former superintendent of the New Mexico penitentiary, la ex pected here tomorrow to lake charge of his county convention for which the primaries, were held several daa ago. Mr. Uursiim will likely spend a considerable period in hl home coun ty looking after the fences which have suffered severely In the pant few weeks, some of them having been torn up and burned mid otherwise obliterated; for Bursum now face the most discouraging; condition in his home county that ever confronted any candidate. The wave of dissatisfaction with the high-handed and oppressive methods of the boss of Socorro coun ty ia threatening to sweep his ticket bodily under and It will take the hardest kind of work and an unlimit ed supply of money If Mr, Buriura succeeds in holding his own county for the republican ticket. Men like Clemente Camilln and Andrea Ro mero, who have been driven by threats 'trom the public lands; men who remember tho "road" that Bur sum '.itiUt to Mogollon; men who re member the votes that were aecured by promising the pardon of a notor ious murderer; men who know ths record of William K, Martin, and hl protection under, the skirls of tha former penitentiary superintendent; the men who are watching the pro gress of the schemes of Llursum and Luna and Hilbbell and the "V Cross" outfit, with which R. R. Pollock of Albuiiueniue Is closely Identified, to secure control of tens of thousands of acres on the Kan Augustine plains and prevent hy a dog In the manger policy the leasing of vast tracts of Ihe public lands; the men who have seen criminals protected f"rom Justice, elections boldly stolen, by Intimida tion and hull-doElng and worse; these are tho men who have deter mined that the reign of I loss Bur sum must end In Socorro county and republicans everywhere are Joining with the democrats to release Hocorro county from the clutches of the cor rupters of the ballot and the oppres sors' of the small settlers and sheep men. The methods of liursum und Luna ami Hulibell bin about reached the limit with the people of Socorro county; and they are ready to throw off the yoke. Probably no other thing has bad so much effect In crystallizing .tha sentiment oi the people of Socorro county against Mursum as the out rageous and arrogant melhoda used by himself uml Solomon Limn and Francisco Huhlioll In using their In fluence over the land cmnmlsiMloncr to get the best of It In ibe leasing oT the In nils, it is generally recognized that the man who gcta In the way of these land schemes, unless ho has money und Influence wherewith to right, Is bound to hp crushed and kicked out of the way. There is no better Instance of their methods than the "selection'' In their behalf of ;i;i,000 acres of land In a xlgzng atrip along the Immense San Augustine plains. Tills 33,000 acres practically furnishes ihe key lu the situation. Nol nil of this land has been leased lo the trio of land grabbers; but the ' selection" Is sulci to remain In their fitvor and the small men have had enough experience with the bosses to know th,. folly of attempting to legae land adjoining them. It is estimated that close to 70,000 acres of land Is tied up by the holillnga of these three men. How the scheme Is Worked Is shown In no belter way than by tho experience of Clemente Castillo, who was coerced Into giving up his ranch because Mr. llursum told him that, be Bursum, was going lo get all the land around him now that "we are going to be a stale." It was manifestly lm possible for this man to make any use of bis ninch If he was blockaded In every direction from tho range. Numberless men have bed this same experience. Following the discovery of artesian water on one of tha ranches of Frank A. Hubhell drilling was stopped nnd the well capped and the mutter hushed tip so as to prevent land seekers coming In be fore Mr. Hulibell got his plana per fected lor getting control of alt tha land likely to he Irrigable from arte Ian water or likely to furnish Rood witter supplies for grazing;. It la well known that Hulibell has made all kinds o'f tbreata In order to keep new. comers out of his vicinity. The Sun '' Augustine plains If th umlortylnsT water is extensive In area, would d ' velop Into a great agricultural em ' plr 1 the smalt men wera allowed HIE LOWS LIKE 3C0RRO 1 IV.