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THIRTY-FOURTH YEAR. VOL. CXXXIV, No. 73. ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1912, By Mall, BO Cent a Month; Klujslo topic, 3 Cent. IJy Currier, 00 Cents a Month. ONE DELEGATE FOR ROOSEVELT 101 FORTAFT TO DATE D, C. Edwards of Eleventh Ken tucky District Given Seat in Convention by Committee Favors Rough Rider, BORAH AND HENEY REGISTER PROTESTS California Lawyer Refers Many Times to Alleged Frauds as Resembling Those Under Abe Ruef, (Br Morning Journal Bpeelsl Leaned Win.) Chicago, June XI. One delegate for Colonel Roosevelt, the first awarded him since the national committee be gan the contest cases last Friday, and seventeen for President Taft, were the net results of today's session of the republican national committee. In all 101 delegates have accorded the president since the committee , began its hearings. The one placed In , the Roosevelt column today was D. C. Edwards from the Eleventh dis trict of Kentucky. The Taft forces on the committee refused by a vote of 33 to 19 to seat both the Roosevelt delegates whose places were contested but agreed to split which gave Colonel Rnnse.velt and President Taft each one delegate from the district. . The half victory for Colonel Roose. velt came at the end of a day In which all of the other contests from Kentucky had been decided In Presi dent Taft's favor. In some of these the Ronaevelt men had acquiesced; In others they had mustered a vote rang ing from 11 to 17 against the Taft decisions. Senator Borah, the most active Roosevelt figure In the committee, protested against the splitting of the Eleventh dUtrtct delegation., "There is tl6 Justification for it." h declared. "If one is given, both ihould be." Arthur I. Vorys, of Ohio, had made the motion to seat the divided delega tion. John O. Capers, Senator Borah and Francis J. Heney led an effort to adopt a substitute to seat both Roose velt men but they could muster only nineteen votes. The split delegation was then accepted. President Taffs four contested delegates at large from Kentucky, headed by Senator W. O. Bradley, were seated with only eleven votes in the negative. He was given the six from the First, Second and Tenth, unanimously, the contest against the two in the Fourth district was withdrawn and the five from the Seventh, Eighth and Eleventh districts were won against the votes of the Roosevelt forces. Sharp Interchanges between Fran i. t u-n.v rt Ran Francisco, and Taft members of the committee char icterized the long session. Mr Hf-nnv who will appear tomor m in th. hoarlnir of the California contests, repeatedly referred to frauds in Kentucky elections and compareu conditions there to those that exist ed In California under Ruef. When the Eleventh district contest of Kentucky, was called before the re publican national committee today the Taft delegates appeared as the con tpstnnt. v.. x Morrow declared the Tuft inrn.. A fourteen majority of Heleimtes while there wers 121 contested delegates. The Roosevelt forces elected a tem porary chairman with the aid of con tested delegates, he said, and then broke the "established party law" by havinr the chairman appoint a cre dentials committee of five instead of letting the convention select a com mlttee of one from each, of the nine teen rnllntlem. Mr. Morrow said the Roosevelt forces had seised the credentials com mittee and that a fair hearing of the eotitest would have given Taft con trol. The district convention split Judge E. C O'Rear said the Roose velt delegates In the Eleventh district were "regular" and that the Taft men had bolted. A motion to seat one Taft delegate nd one Roosevelt celegate from the Eleventh district was made. !r. Capers, of Bouth Carolina, of fered as a substitute a motion to seat the two Roosevelt delegates. Caper s notion was defeated, to 1. The "notion to sat D. C. Edwards, Roosevelt delegate, and O. H. Waddle. Taft delegate, was then carried without roll call. Those whoM votes were cast for the Roosevelt delegates Included Knight, of California; Cavcnder. of Colorado; Borah, of Idaho: Flannl . of Nevada; Thoreon. of South Dakota; Lyon, of Texas, and Loose, of The California. Arizona and Louts! a contests will be taken up tomor row. the duly expressed wish of the peo pie." "Such conduct," Colonel Roosevelt wrote, "comes dangerously near be ing treason to the whole spirit of our In , ., the whole spirit of o .tlo tie government." Th former president laid special stress upon th action of th commit- tee in seating Taft delegates from th Thirteenth district of Indiana, not withstanding the fact, he said, that the Roosevelt men clearly were in the majority in the convention which was called to elect these two delegates. Colonel Roosevelt's statement says in part: "The question at Chicago becomes clearer with every vote of the na tional committee. It Is simply whether the people have the right to nominate whomever they wish for the highest office In their gift or whether by deliberate theft and ,fraud certain machine leaders acting, in the Inter est of special privileges, are to be permitted to deprive the people of this right," ' BIRDMAN SOARS FROM TEN-STORY BUILDING Portland, Ore., June 11. Silas Christoffersen, an amateur aviator of Vancouver, Wash., this afternoon suc cessfully ascended in a biplane from the roof of a ten story hotel in this city. Christoffersen headed directly for Vancouver, eight miles distant, where he landed twelve minutes later. ' The feat is said to have been the first attempt of an aviator to make a start from a building. UNIfJSTRUCTED MEN IY DETERMINE; ' PRESIDENTIAL 1 T CONTES Both Sides Go After Unpledged Votes and Hope Thereby to Gain Balance pf Power in Convention, ROOSEVELT BOOSTERS PLAN BIG MEETING EXPERT SAYS PUMP BETTER THAN DITCH Seattle, Wash., JunB 11 C. II. Williams, of Denver, lectured tonight before th power transmission session of the National Kleetiio association, on "Electricity On the rarm," lllue tratlnr hie talk with lantern slides and motion pictures. He showed the advantage of pumped Irrigation water ae compared with water brought from a distance in ditches, and dwelt on the expensive quality of horsepower, declaring that the coast of animal power is several times that of electric power, with the advantage of having no feed till for the electrlo plant when it is Idle. Next to Its use In Irrigation are the possibilities of elec tric power in the work of cutting and grinding feed for stock. In the commercial session tonight the committee on electric advertising condemned the installation of un sightly displays or poor mechanical effects. LIVESTOCK MEN IN PORTLAND, OREGON 00ZG0 I HI OVER REPORTS OF ANARCHY CHIHUAHUA Demonstration Will be Staged in Chicago's Biggest Theater PoPtIandi Dre-i June u.w.-i, dei and JliHee Undsevand HeneV Bat Present from many eastern cen Will Speak, . ENCHANTRESS 0 BY VICTIM OF HER WILES Mrs, Martin Coquettishly Thrust Bouquet UnderNoseo Street Car Conductor and Passerby Fires Fatal Shot, J!t Moraln J annul Bnerial Mjnumt Wire.) Salt Lake City, June 11. When Mrs. Margaret Martin thrust some flowera undT the nose of a street car conductor lit leaving the cut at the Saltair depot this afternoon, she I norantly courted death. Winfield Wood, a collector, passing on a bicy cle, saw the pleasantry, drew a revol vcr and shot the woman through the body. ' She was taken to the hospital to die. In explanation of his crime Wood said that Mrs. Martin had enmeshed him in the thrall of Oriental vices two years before, borrowed his money and caused him to neglect his wife and children. Mrs. Martin was shot and wounded seven years ago iy a Mrs. uougias, who claimed that her husband had fallen a victim to Mrs. Martin s al lurements. Mrs. Martin Is a widow. 37 years old, and has children almost grown. MONEY SITUATION DOMINATED BY AF EW MEN A. Barton Hepburn and Frank A, Vanderlip Give Testimony Before Committee Investi gating Bank Trust. fcOOSEVIXT R AO FX AGAINST XATlOJiAt, TMM1TTFE yter Bay. X. T June 11. With attack on his opponents in the reubo national committee, and President Taft. Colonel Roosevelt """KM again protected against the eor of affairs at Chicago. 'n a statement he said Mr. Taft "wned "that the presidency 1 to treated aa a gift within the be of politicians, la defiance of (Or Morning Journal gperinl tt4 Wlrs.) Xew York, June 11. The action of the clearing house in calling the loan certificates of the Oriental bank dur ing the aftermath of the panic of 1907, aa a sequence of which the bank failed, wss admitted today by A. liar ton Hepburn, to have been a mistake. Mr. Hephurn was chairman of the clearing; house committee at the time. Mr. Hepburn, together with Frank A. Vanderlip. vice president of the National City bank, came as a volun: tarv witness toiiav before the Puio committee which Is Investigating the n-rallnl mnnrv trust. During his e- animation Mr. Hepburn also conceded that If "may be true" that a few men In New Tork practically dominate the money situation In this country and throughout the world. Mr. Hepburn, as did Mr. Vanderlip. refused to sav that the clearing house should be placed under legal coniroi. hut admitted that If the rule ning a mniniui rate or mniion a h.nka for the collection of country checks were abrogate! small o onn twi shi to com net e with the lareer ones. The committee took op today the functions of the stock ext-hanr-. but ml little satisfaction from Witness Oeorre W. change. (Itr Morning Journal Special leased Wire.) Chicago, June 11. Roosevelt lead ers tonight announced details of a mass meeting for Friday afternoon which will be staged at Chicago's largest theater as a spectacular pre liminary to the opening of the repub lican national convention next Tues day. Congressman William Kent, of Cal ifornia, in announcing the proposed demonstration said the principal ad dresses would be delivered by Judge Ben B. Llndaey, of Denver, and Attor ney Francis J. Heney, of San Fran cisco. It Is probable that Governor John son ot California ana Governor Stubbs, of Kansas, will speak. Developments today Indicated that the fight between the Taft and Roose velt forces In the sessions of the na tional committee for contested seats will be almost equalled by the "gum shoe" campaign being made by un Instructed delegates. Both sides here decided to attempt to get a possible balance of power through this course. Although many of the uninstructea delegates already have been pledged by state leader to Taft or Roosevelt campaign manager privately haw expressed ability to secure a block of fifty or more fur their candidate. , In case the decisions by the na tional committee In the contest cases send Colonel Roosevelt and President Taft Into the convention on practical ly an even basis, the uninstructed men may finally decide the final outcome of tho fight. Cummins and LaFollette men were busy today with plans for furthering the candidacy of their favorites. John McVickar, of the Des Moines and for mer State Senator Maytag of Iowa said a large Cummlne demonstration would be held In Chicago on Saturday night It la planned to bring a dele gation of one thousand or more Iow- ans Into Chicago from Des Moines. United States Senator Kenyon who went to Washington today, will return to Chicago In time to preside at the Cummins mass meeting. A murmur of gossip suggesting a possible compromise candidate, which swept through the hotel lobbies today and tonight, drew forth a vigorous statement from William Barnes, Jr., of New York. Mr. Barnes gave out the following comment on behalf of the Taft forces: There has been talk regarding a compromise candidate for president. This proposal Is purely a ruse on the part of the Roosevelt forces, wno realize that they will be defeated In the convention and are now endeav oring to break up the Taft align ment by talking compromise. "Mr. Roosevelt said, and In this I gree with him. "The compromise candidate will be me. That the Roosevelt men themselves are talk- ng compromise tonight is positive evidence of the hss of their cause and of their hope of creating disun ion in the ranks of President Taft through appealing to the very natural instinct on the part of any republican to avert a sharp division or tones. Hut the purpose Is perfectly clear to the delegates here assembled. My only object in making; this statement is that it may be given such currency thnt It will also be clear to the republicans throughout the country." Mr. Barnes was emphatic In hi eclaration that there would be no compromise. tcrs, the National Livestock Exchange began Its twenty-fourth annual con vention here today. The session today consisted of reading of reports, , ap pointment of committees and wel coming speeches. The convention will conclude Its sessions Thursday. UNITED STATES TO POLICE ISLAND OF CUBA Colliers Being Made Ready to Carry Supplies to Warships Indicating Their Stay May be Extended One, By Morning Journal Hartal Tanis Were.) Washington. June 11. Naval offl cers ars of the opinion that their task of policing eastern Cuba will be a long one, for todaV'v orders show that colliers are being mad ) ready to' carry supplies to the vessels In Cu ban waters sufficient to meet their needs for weeks. The collier Hector Is scheduled to leave Hampton Roads next Monday for Key West and probably will pro ceed from there to Ouantanamo. The collier Celtic is under orders to leave Boston within a fortnight and her cruise also in all probability will end at Ouantanamo. The little gunboat Petre now on her way from New Orleans will receive orders at Key West directing her to some Cuban port. The commander of the gunboat Pa ducah reports great uneasiness at Santiago and vicinity. Reports also come of ominous movements on the part of the insurrectos and of appeals for help from plantation owners. From on-i source came a rumor that Cuba Itself had fostered the Insurrec tion for certain political purposes, but that the movement had gone beyond its control. There was talk today at the war department of sending eome army of ficer to Cuba to make an Impartial Investigation of conditions there and if possible to act as Intermediary in arranging peace between the factions. HAVANA IKKS NOT KKAK KAItl.Y INTKKVKNTION' Havana, June 11. News from Washington that orders for additional warships at Havana had been counter manded, has been received here with the greatest satisfaction, dissipating the peril of Immediate Intervention The government continues to ex nress the fullest confidence In Its ability to stamp out the Insurrection Government reports show that the troops, are still pursuing the Insur gents In an effort to make an envel oping movement, but the Insurgents are reported as threatening the city of Ouantanamo despite the presence there of a strong force of t'nlted States marines and a contingent of Cuban troops. Rebel Chief Invites Committee of Americans to Visit State and Learn Fact as to Con ditions, RAINY SEASON IS TROUBLING FEDERALS General Campa Has Fought More Battles Than Any Other Officer of War; Both Sides Executed Prisoners of War. By Morning Journal BsscUl Lssms Wirt. Chihuahua, Mexico, June 11. In dlgnant at the reports that a state of anarchy prevails In Chihuahua, and that the rebel officers would not be able to control their men, who at one moment or another might engage In a season of loot, General Oroico today issued a proclamation Inviting a committee of Americans to visit his headquarters and "ne with their own eyes" his system of discipline. Orosco denies that Americans or their Interests are endangered, ascrib ing reports to that effect to newspa pers subsidised by the Madero government. Enforced suspension of railroad traffic between here anil Juarezx to day as a result of washouts, is an Indication of tho difficulties that confront both the federals and rebels from now on. The rainy season has begun and at a number of places the Mexican Central road is In no condi tion to withstand the floods which annually sweep over It. The govern ment side will be the one to suffer most, as it carries heavier forces of artillery and infantry. The precarious condition of the railroad la believed to be the reason for the apparent in tention ot the federals to ooclrcle Ba- ihiinba. where the main body. . of rebels is gathered south of here, In stead of forcing their way through the fortified pasncs. Qeneral Campn, whose campaign In the south has ended, arrived here tonight for a conference with Gen eral OroExco. He has the distinction of having been in more battles than any other rebel officer. His also was the bloodiest campaign. Both sides, he declared, occasionally took ad vantage of the orders permitting summary executions, and one of those executed by order of General Campa was Lorenzo Aguiiar Gonzales, a dis tant relative of President Francisco I. Mad era. , NEXT KNOAOKMKNT MAY UK KurtillT NKAH CllllirAIirA Chihuahua, Mexico, June 11. That the next big engagement between federals and Insurrectos may be fought nearer the city of Chihuahua than Buchlmba, Is admitted at Gen eral Orosco's headquarters. The' rebel leuders are watching the effort to float the loan of 15,000,000 gold, authorised by the state govern ment. THE DAY IN CONGRESS. SENATE. Met at noon. Fight begun on appropriation for the commerce eourt. The Inter-oceanlo canals committee amended the house bill governing the Panama canal. Rejected the amendment to the leg islative, executive and judicial appro priation bill providing for the com merce court. t cn 8cnator Lodge's attempt to obtain unanimous consent to an agreement whereby only morning business would be transacted during national conven tion periods failed becnuse of objec tion of Senator Culberson. Railroad attorneys attacked the anti-Injunction bill at the judlclury committee meeting. Adjourned at 4:22 p. m.. In memory of the late Representative Wycllffe, until noon, Wednesday. IIOl'SE. Met at 11 a. m. Judiciary committee prepares an impeachment resolution against Judge Hanford. Representative Prince gave notice he would fight the army appropriation conference report adopted by the sen ate. Adjourned at 11:50 a. m., in mem ory of Representative Wycllffe, of Louisiana, killed by a train here to day. Railroad officials protested against the eight hour work day bill before the Interstate commerce committee. Meets at noon tomorrow. HANFORD MOVED TO TEARS BY TOKENS OF ESTEEM Grand Army Men Call on Judge Who Cancelled Citizenship Papers of Socialist in Seattle, EL BECOMES A BIG POST FOR Ely secretary of the - rpworth Irerw HulA Mertlng. Canon City. Colo, J on II. The annual Colorado Epworth League In stitute ad convention opened here to dav. There will b a i day seeslon of lectures and Bible and miso study. A aarred concert. In which eighty-five perrons participated, was given tonight. ELKS MEET FOR THREE DAYS OF FUN Cripple Creek. Colo.. June 11. The three days' "round up" of the B. P. O. B. opened here today with hundreds of members of the lodge In attendance. . Although there was a drizxle both forenoon and afternoon, the program was carried out com pletely. In the morning a parade was held In which over twenty decorated automobiles were in line. Broncho busting conteau were enjoyed In the afternoon. Visitor from various part of ttv state arrived on three special tn.nJ today - HnMlera Marrti tKenrm MOrm. New Dlgglns. Wis, June 11 The prtrrteional regiment of tnltd Mate regular soldiers, which started en a mini, from Dubuque, Iowa, to pr- , Wia, on Monday, tonight la In ramp Hear here, Kevrnlern miles were covered today. KKIIKIX I1RK MARINE AT til'.X VATAXAMO. Santiago. June II. The headquar ters of Colonel Machado, commanding the marines at tlunnitanamo he been fired upon the last two nights. The troops were under arms last night In expectation of attack which was confined to desultory firing. The alcalde of Ouantanamo ha re ceived a letter from Rebel Ueader Ks- tenos. declaring his intention to bum the city. Demands for marines to guard foreign property are so great that the marine hand was detailed for guard dulv at Ooantsnanio last night. Aa outbreak of measles ha occurred aboard the Cnlted "tales auxiliary cruiser Prairie. INITIATIVE AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Rarramento. Ct, June 11. The first petition to Invoke the Initiative for the purpose of abolishing capital punishment In California by amend ing the Mate constitution, was riled here today. Petitions are In circula tion la every county of the state aoeklng to have the Initiative meas ure voted on at the general election in November. CAVALRY Advices from Washington In dicate Ft, Bliss Becomes One of Most Important Military . Points in Southwest. (Br Nomine Jeraal Special laa4 erire.) El Paso, Texas, June 11. Advices were received here from Washington this afternoon to the effect that the war department has decided to ele vate Ft. Dllse to the dignity of a full regimental cavalry post, and quarters are already being leased for ths offi cers. In addition to a full regiment of cavalry the post will also carry a bat talion of Infantry and artillery, ren derlng It on of the most Important army posts In the southwest. REMAINS OF SENATOR NIXON LAID TO REST lt-nn. Net'., June II. Funeral service over the remains or Hon. Oeorge S. Nixon, late senator from Nevada, were held In thia city this morning and sffernoon. private service were held In the morning at It o'clock. The rltnal of the Christian flclentlst churrh were carried out. From II o'clock the body lay In state at the Nixon mansion and was viewed by thousands of persons from all over the west. At t o'clock pub lir service were held. The remains were placed in a tomb to await the building of the mauso leum. 1 (Br Morning Jnurnst Bpecial laaued Wlre.1 Heattle, Wash., Juna 11 At the noon recess of the fedoral district court today a delegation nf Grand Army men from Tacoma called on Judgo ln!orfi In his ehuinbcrj to present resolution of confidence adoptnd by Custer post of Taccna Judge Hanford was o overcome by" his emotions that ho sat sobbing for a time before he could reply. "A Judge of the United Status court has been attacked; and why?" lie said. "It Is not his personality that counts; rather It Is hostility to the constitution of the t'nlted 8tute In which one man Is singled out a a target for the animus of the enemies of our country. "I feel profoundly your resolutions. I speak not for myself alone, but for all true, loyal citizens who are loyal as you were lojal when you took your oath and went out to support your country." The hearing of the petition of the United Mates for a reheating of tho cae of Iveonard Olcson whose natur alization paper were revoked by Judge llnnford on the ground that he committed perjury In swearing that he was "Httacheil to the principles of the constitution," has been set for Wednesday, June 2th, at Tacoma. The trustees of the Heattle cham ber of commerce adopted resolutions today commending Judge Hanford's private character and endorsing his patriotism. DEKELMAN TELLS Tl IN TRIAL OF MA DARROw Hotel Clerk, Who Was Spirited Out of Country, Being Sent to Chicago from Albuquer que, Testifies, PROVES STAR WITNESS ' , FOR THE PROSECUTION He Furnishes Usual Daily Sen sation When Placed on Stand to Tell of Alleged Corrupt Use of Money. CLOUDBURST POURS WALL OF WATER ON INLAND TOWN (By Morning Journal Bnerlal teased Wire.) Lo Angeles, June 11, "Captain" J. J. C. White, the man who held tho "stakes" In the alleged bribery of George N. L.ockwood, told the Jury in the trial of Clarence 8. Darrow late today how he had given the pros pective McNamara Juror the first payment of 1 500 Just prior to the arrest of Rert H. Franklin, on Novem. ber 2S, 1911. His evidence corrobo rated the essential parts of Frank lin's testimony of that event. White was under cross-examination when adjournment was taken for the day. The usual dully sensation of the trial wa furnished by V. A. Dlokle mnn, now a Ban "Francisco hotel clerk, and a former prospective witness at the McNamam trial, who, was alleg ed to have been spirited away by agent of the McNamara defense while walling that trial. IHokclman'a story on direct exami nation tended to show that Mr. Uar row had been the directing hand In what seemed to have been flagrant corruption of an Important wltnesa for the McNamara prosecution. On cross-examination tho most import ant fact brought out wals that tho wit now. had not been subpoenaed bjr the prosocutlon when taken In chargo by tho defonse; 'fist he wmh out nt th jurisdiction nf the California court at the time and that In his affidavit to District Attorney Fredericks prior to loavlng Los Angeles, Ulckelman had not positively Identified Jame M. McNamara as the "J. H. Rryce" who had roglslerod in the I.os Angeles ho tel In which the witness wa employ ed. Dlokelman also said on cross-examination that the money given him by llert Hammerstromo was to be used If ho desired to return to Los Angeles from Chicago whence Hammerstrome had persuaded him to go from Albu querque N. M., and that In all he had received J 100 for rls cor fare and ISO to pay his expense for u week In Chi cago. After his first meeting with Ed ward K. Nockels, the Chicago labor leader, whom he was told by Ham- merxtroina would tuke charge of him while In that city, the witness said ' thut ho did not hold any other con versation with Nockels. The Injection cf Nockels' nam Into tho cuse attracted considerable atten tion, owing to the fact that he visit ed Lo Angeles shortly before the McNamara brothers confessed as the supposed personol representative of Samuel Oompers, president of the American Federation of Labor. ARIZONA RUSHES BILLS THROUGH MILL Phoenix, Ariz., June 11. Five bill were passed by the Arizona assembly today and a drastic pure food bill was rushed through tho senate to final passage within a few minutes. The bills that met favorable action In the house were those providing fpr J the publication of all constitutional amendments; creating the ofrice ot stute engineer; appropriating $250, 000 for the good mails fund; a gen eral tux evy bill, and creating tho office of aisoclats secrets ry of state. Thursday has been generally agreed upon as the day of final adjournment of the extra session. One Person Drowned and Many Others Barely Escape; Dam age to Property Runs Into Big Figures, (Br Morning Joaraal npeelel lMmmt4 Wlrs.) Hillings, Mnt., June II. One man Is known to have been drowned and many other barely escaped a similar fate tonight at the Inland town of Uulfalo, Wyn., says a Hhcrldan spe cial to the Daily Gazette, when a wall I serious out break nf Sunday In which one man wo killed and two wounded and the disorders of the day before. The prisoners were admitted to the mess hall In detachment. Work in the atone quarry and yard acre suspended. The jute mill wa Idle pending th" building nf an In terior bridge from which armed guards will overlook the mm nines. SAME GUN USED BY FATHER AND SON DISORDERS CONTINUE IN SAN QUENTIN Sun (Jnenlln, C.il.. June 1 1. Unrest and repression continued today In Kan cjiientln penitentiary. In the early j morning hours there was a renewal of the yowling that accompanied the of water twenty-five feet high rushed down upon the city without warning, following a cloudburst In Clear Creek canyon, ten mile west of the town. Thn high water continued for tw-i hours, arriving at 7:30 o'clock and subsiding at :3l. The lower part of the city was com pletely Inundated, houses were de molished and the people were driven to higher ground. Fifty head of horses were drowned In a livery stable. The water was six feet deep on the main street and tiur reet deep In the lobby of the principal hotel. The property damage I at taast a quarter of a mil lion dollar. Detail of the dlssster are meager (lit many more may have been drown ed than first reported. The entire town Is engaged in rescue work and Khertdan ha been appealed to for help. Lafayette. Colo, June It. With the same revolver with which hi father committed suicide six year ago, Benjamin Parks. It year old, a helper at the Hurllnston freight houa here, committed suicide by shooting himself la the forehead. Ilia body was found today in th freight house a h-re he worked. m