EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 25, 1800.
AN UNTIMELY DEATH
Auditor McKibben, or tne Micm
son, Thrown from a Horse
and Fatally Hurt.
GOLD DEMOCRATS MEET
Bill Doolin, the Noted Outlaw, is
Waylaid and Killed by Dep
ANOTHER YACHT RACE RUN
Special Telegram to tha Optic.
Tdprka. Kansas. August 25 J. F
H. McKibben. auditor of the Atchison
at Topeka, while with a party bunting
In tbe mountains near iNew vague,
Colorado. veRterdav. was thrown from
his borse, the animal falling on blm in
such a manner as to completely parai
vze him, and from the effects of which
he died at 8:30 o'clock, this morning
. Thn annldent haDDened at 3 o'clock p
m. . Mrs. MoKibben was telegraphed
at Topeka ana started at once on a
special train, in company with Mr.
Underwood for New Castle, but Just
after leaviDg La Junta, they received
iha aad intelligence of bis death.
Mr. McKibben bad been In the em
ploy of the Atchison for many years
and for several years past been auditor
of that comDanv at ToDefca. which
position be held up to the hour of his
He was well known among railroad
employes and was highly esteemed by
all who knew him. The remains will
be taken east from New Castle, to
morrow. New York Democrats.
Saratoga, N. Y., August 25. Tbe
state democratic convention was called
to order at 12 :20 o'clock p. m., by
Benjamin B. Odell, chairman of tbo
executive committee. The usual com
mittees were appointed, and at 1.20
p. m. the convention took a recess un
til 5 o'clock p. m.
New Grand Hotel, Summit Moon
tain, N. Y-, August 25 Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Bryan arrived here at 10:30
o'clock, this morning:. Along tbe
route, people from the boarding bouses
and farm houses presented Mrs. Bryan
with flowers. They were also shown
numerous other little courtesies.
Kante. (lold Democrat..
Topeka, Kans., August 25 The
gold democratic state convention, to
elect delegates to the national conven
tion at Indianapolis. September 2nd,
meets in Representative ball here, this
afternoon, with about 100 prominent
state democra's la attendance. Twen
ty delegates will be elected to the na
. tional convention
Th Political Headquarter.
New York, N. Y., August 25.
Mark Hanna arrived from Marblebead,
Mass., last night, on the midnight
train. Treasurer VV. F. St. John is ex
pected to be at his desk at the demo
cratic headquarters at Hotel Bartbol.
di, to-day It is expected that the
work of the democratic campaign in
these parts will begin as soon as Mr.
St. John resumes charge.
Chicago, III., August 25. Advices
to national democratic headqurters
tate that state conventions are in pro-
. . , : u ii.L.K,.
tid nrhoi atAfna fnr thA mirnnflA nf
electing delegates to the Indianapolis
convention. A dispatch to republican
headquarters says that the state repub
lican convention of Washington, at
Tacoma to-day, ' will indorse tbe St.
Louis financial plank.
' BILL DOOLIN KILLED. -
Th.' Desperado Waylaid by Deputy Martha).
While VLItlns Hi. Family.
Guthrie, Okla., August 25. Bill
Doolin, the last of the noted outlaws
of the south, ' was killed in a battle
with deDutv marshals under the com
mand of Heck Thomas, n6ar logalls,
fifty miles northeist of here, last night.
One deputy marshal was also badly
wounded. The posse are en route to
this city with Doolm's body in a cover,
ed wagon. : Upon arrival here, he will
be officially identified, and the body
turned over to his wife for burial. The
2attl9 took place close to Doolln's old
Aotne, tbe deputy marshals waylaying
ibim as he was leaving from a visit to
ibis wife and baby. The report of the
robbery and killing of a woman bai
been reoeived here, but no confirma
tion oan be secured.' Certainly it was
not Doolin, for he was killed, last
night, 300 miles away from the scene
Qt the alleged hold-up.
AGAINST THB REPUBLICANS.
Thr. Convention. Meet and Organize Separ
ately at Bay City, Mich.
- Wat Citt, Mich., August 25 Fu-
eion against the republicans is the
programme this year in Michigan, and
.to-day tbe democratic, populist and
melon silver state conventions are in
progress. There was a conference of
representativ s of tbe various elements,
last night, and at which a ticket was
greed upon for ratification to day.
This course is necessary as, under tbe
law, the three elements cannot agree
upon certain nominations and ex-
Abange indorsements tnereon ana mate
Separate nominations fur tbe remainder
of tbe respective tickets. The name of
A candidate can appear but once on tbe
ffioial ballot, and if be Is nominated
fcy one party and indorsed by another,
be must elect under which party ban
ner he will make the run. Tbe three
conventions, therefore, met and organ
ized separately this morning This
Afternoon they will go into joint con
vention and put a united ticket in tbe
THB SECOND RACK.
International Vachti Speeding A gala Ta-day,
With th. "Canada" Leading.
Tolrdq, Ohio, August 25. The'
prospeots tor a real race, to-day, be
tween the international yachts, "Yen-
cedor" and "Cunada" ara consider
ably better than yesterday. There is a
warm sun and a cloudless sky, but an
hour before tbe time for starting the
race, the velocity of tbe wind, direot
from the south, did not exceed twelve
miles an hour. The weather bureau's
observations'; however, at Chicago,
Marquette, sod otbf r northwestern lake
points, showed bigh Darometeno pres
sure, moving oast, which would prob
ably bring a brisk sailing breeze to the
race course by 2 o'clock tots aiternoon
At 10:50, a gun was fired from
Sigma, and hoisting the red Canadian
ensign, which signified that all buoys
were to be kept to port; Promptly at
11 o'clock, the starting gun was bred.
Tbe wind was then blowing at a n'.ne.
mile gait, about the south-s3uth?:t.
The Vencedor" was tbe first to o'o-s
with the wind over the Btar-tsr.rd
quarter. The "Canada" croisrd thrfe
lengths bebhd. She sei her spinna'c r,
soon afer, but took it In without de'av.
Tbe Venc-dor's" spinnaker wpj im
up in st3ps. :
Tbe '"Vencedor" at 11:05 iacrcr;
her lend comewbai undr a b U'oin j'b
topsail, the jib raa Dsnil working a
gaff topsail. The "Canada" carried a
balloon jib, jib b-.lloon forestaj sa!!,
meinecil and a big Club topsail. :"
.At 11:10, tbe "Canada" drew up
and passed to windward, blanketing
the "Vencedor". After tbe "Canada"
drew abend, the ''Vencedor" luffed un
der the "Canada's" stern, as she bore
away on tbe "Canada's" weather quar
ter and broke out her spinnaker to star
board.' At 11 :20 tbe wind decreased slightly.
The "Canada" closed the gap at
11 :25, leading by an eighth of a mile..
At 11:45, tbe yachts were a mile
from the second stake, the "Canada"
still opening up the water between her
and the "Vencedor". The wind pick
ed up soon. The "Vencedor" met it
by taking in ber balloon-stay-sail,
which allowed the wind lull play into
her balloon-jib top-sail. Then she be
gan to deoreass the "Canada's" lead.
The "Canada" stuck to ber spinnaker-balloon-stay-sail
and rounded tbe
second stake at 11:56:10, with wind
over her port-beam. ' The "Venoedor"
rounded tbe stake at 11:57:40, setting
ber balloon-stay-sail.' Tbe wind in
creased as the boats bowled along.
On tbe second leg, up to over half the
distance, ... the "Canada" maintained
her lead. ' ' i
War Being- Waged Upon the Altgeld Machine
' In the State of llllnoi.
Chicago, Illinois, August ' 25.
Tbe war of tbe gold-standard demo
crats upon tbe Altgeld machine was
Inaugurated to-day by a largely at
tended state convention for the pur
pose of putting into tbe field a com
plete ticket in opposition to that
beaded by tbe governor, and which
was nominated at Peoria in June. The
convention was called to order by Hod.
Charles A. Ewing, of Decatur, and
amongst those present were Hon. Wil
liam A. Vincent, ex-chief .justice of
New Mexico; ex-Congressmen Jburman
nd Busey, ex-Mayor Hopkins, Hon.
Ben Cable, Franklin McVeagb, Sena
tor John M. Palmer, Comptroller
James II Eokels and many others who
have hitherto been prominent in the
councils of the democratic party.:
Much interest was manifested in the
proceedings and the big Battery D.
was well filled,. The reading of a
ringing address to the democracy of
the state wks greeted with great ap
plause. Tbe convention was called to
order shortly after noon,' and after the
preliminaries Senator Palmer was se
lected as chairman.
The state convention of the national
democratic party (sound money) was
called to order by Chairman Ewicg at
12 :30 o'clock. An outburst of ap
plause, long and continued, greeted
the first reference to President Cleve
land. The mention of Senator Pal
mer's name . brought another hearty
demonstration, as also did references to
Secretary Carlisle and Henry Watter
son. Gov. Altgeld's name receive,! a
storm of buses. '
After the appointment of the usual
committees, Senator Palmer made a
somewhat lengthy speech, followed by
ex-Congressman Forman, who spoke
briefly. Tbe convention, at 1 :55 o'olocU
p. m.t took a recess until 3 o'clock.
Wall Street, N. Y. August 25"
Active stocks opened Jis per cent,
lower, this morning, Manhattan and
grangers leading. The decline, how
ever,, was quickly followed by an ad
vance of to 1 per cent., the latter in
sugar. ' Manhattan and Western Union
improved per cent, at this
time. ' "
An Explosion of Ga.
PniNCBTON, lad., August 25. A gas
explosion occurred at tbe "Mho!" coal
mine at 6 o'clock, this morning; just
as the men were changing tricks. Frank
Curbie was badly burned ; Charles
Gasimer baa not been found, and it is
almost certain that be is dead.
New Brunswick .
Under the new manage
ment, will set tba "
BEST MEAL III ! CITY
FOR 25 CENTO.
Special tables reserved for ladle, and
families. Your patronage is solicited.
TIIOS. PLATTSA YS NO
H Pnftitivftlv Refuses to be a
Candidate for Governor of
New York State.
MISS VANDERBILT WEDS
Chas A. Mitchell, Banker at Low
ell, Mich., Kills bis Wife
. and Then Himself.
SULTAN REPORTED DEAD
Saratoga, N. Y., August 25. Ex-
Senator Thomas C. Piatt has onoe
again demonstrated that he is the boss
of tbe republican party of JNew xorg
state. in all that tbe term implies
Despite tbe determined opposition that
has been manifested to bis continued
rule by tbe Milbolland machine, the
McKinley league, tne union league
and other organizations of power and
infltienoe, fully 600 of tbe 70S dele
jrat?s to the republican state conven
tion assembled in Convention hall were
there to do bis bidding. It is a big
convention and the great bail was nil
ed in every part when State Chairman
Hackett called it to order. Tbe only
candidate to be placed in nomination
are governor, lieutenant governor and
judge of tbe court of appeals. Govern
or Morton is not a candidate for re-
nomination, and the leading contes
tants for tbe prize are Hamilton Fish
B. B. Odell, George W. Aldridge,
Clarence Lexow, of the Lexow com
mittee fame, and Francis Handricks
Tbe an'i-Platt minority will bestow the
compliment of a solid vote upon Hon.
Cbas. T. Saxton. Tbe indications are
that Mr. Aldridge, who is state com
missioner of public works, and hails
from Rochester, will be the nominee
for governor; Hamilton Fish or Timo
thy L. Woodruff, of Brooklyn, for
lieutenant-governor; while tbe judge
ship nomination will go to Irving G
Vann, of Syracuse, and who, by ap
pointment of Governor Morton, is fill
ing tbe vacancy in the court of appeals
caused by the resignation of Judge
When the . convention had been
called to order. Congressman Frank
Black, of Rensselaer, was introduced
as temporary chairman. He made a
ringing speech and his allusions to
McKinley and Hobart ana tne neces
sity for tbe maintenance of national
credit were applauded to the echo.
Tbo roll was , then called for members
of tbe various committees. That on
credentials will have its bands full in
deciding upon the- contest from
the Herkimer district, where ex
Senator Warner Miller was turned
down last week. He . beads the
contesting delegation, and as a large
number of delegates from elsewhere
are favorable to him, the matter prom
ises to be bitterly fought, out. There
has been talk of a bolt in the event of
Miller being refused recognition, but it
is scarcely likely that the matter will
be carried to this extreme. The planks
favoring a national republican ticket
and the gold standard will be couched
in the strongest language.
PLATT NOT A CANDIDATE.
Saratoga, N. Y., August 25.
Thomas C. Piatt is out of it. Tbe race
for the gubernatorial nomination is a
free-for-all. Tbe convention itself will
deoide. This morning, Mr. Piatt, be
fore going to breakfast, sent word to
George Waldridge and Hamilton Fish,
two of tbe leading candidates, tnat be
was absolutely out of it, and that it
was a free , and open race for the
others. Mr. Piatt also imparted bis
wish, which may be construed as an
order, that no attempt must be made
to stampede the convention to him.
M. J. Murray, formerly boiler maker at
the railroad shops, down there, left Eddy
for the City of Mexico, where be has ac
cepted a position as chief inspector of mo.
tive power for a Mexican company at a
er.lary of $250, Mexican money, per month.
Robt. L. M. Ross,
AND INSURANCE AGENT.
Prices to Suit tie Times,
Lots from $100 up.
SOLE AGENT of the Hill-site
Town CO. addition, and the Eldo
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Residences, Business Properties,
Loans, Mortgages and Securities.
Desirable Acre Properties; Faims under
Irrigation Ditches. Office on
IB FL30R TAME OPERA HOUSE. E. US TE0M.
Now located on Sixth street, two doors
north of the Postoffice,
' Th. Finest Lin. of
Stoves and Steel Ranges
In tha City.
Heating apparatus, heavy sheet Iron
work, eta., contracted for at the bottom
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Th. Marriage of Mix Gertrude Vanderbllt to
Harry Payne Whitney, To-Day.
Newport, Ji. I., August 25 Mil
lions of dollars were represented, to
day, at tbe wedding of Miss Gertrude
Vanderbilt, daughter of Cornelius
Vanderbllt, to Harry Payne Whitney,
eldest son of ex-Secretary of tbe Navy
William. O., Whitney. , Tbe event was
celebrated at .."The Breakers," tbe
magnificent seaside villa of the bride's
father. Tbe officiating clergyman was
Rev. G, II. Maglll, reotor of the
Trinity Episcopal church, who was as
sisted by Right Rev. Henry C. Potter,
bishop of New York. This reversal ol
ordinary authority was due to the fact
that tbe laws of Rhode Island call for
marriages only by clergymen resident
in the state, and, who have taken out a
license from tbe city or town clerks ;
and while Bishop Potter hts a cottage
here, he has never qualified - himself
for such an occasion.
Owing to the reoent illness of Mr.
Vanderbilt, . the function was semi
private, although tbe relatives of the
two families present mado the gather
ing of no inconsiderable size. Miss
Gladys Vandertnlt, the pretty-tourteen
year-old sis'.er of ' tbe bride, was the
flower-maideo, while the bridesmaids
were the Misses' Emily Vanderbilt
Sloane and Lila Sloane ; Miss Amy
Bend, Miss Angelica Gerrj, Miss Min
hie Taylor and Miss Edith Sbepard,
daughter of the late Colonel klliot I1.
Sbepard. All of these with the excep
tion of Miss Bend are heiresses to
fortunes varying from $3,000,000 to
15,0UO,O00. Ihey were beautifully
arrayed in Paris costumes, while the
bride's wedding toilette was one of
Worth's finest creations. The honey
moon is be spent'in the Berkshire Hills.
Charle. A. Church, of Lowell, Mich., Fatally
Shoots Hi. Wife and Hlmaelf.
-Lowell, Mich., August 25. Charles
A. Church, a member of the banking
firm of Church & Son, failed, yester
day. This morning, be shot and fa
tally injured Ids wife and then turned
tbe revolver on himself, with fatal re
sult. Deputy .Sheriff Cowans, of Grand
Rapids, was "approaching-' Church's
house to serve a writ on that gentle
man, sworn out by the National City
back of Grand' Rapids. Cburoh saw
him coming. He locked the doors of
his house, seized a revolver, and ehot
both his wife and himself.
The Sultan Dead.
Washington, D. C, August 25.
The state department has reoeived tbe
following cablegram from U. S. Con
sul Mohon at Zanzibar, dated August
25th : "The Sultan died at 11 o'clock,
this ' morning. Said Alid holds the
palace. The sailors ' and marines
landed. Rioting to-night is feared."
Capital Paid in
SAN MIGUEL NATIONAL BANK.
DB. J. M. CUNNINGHAM, President, "
' FRANK SPRINGER, Vice-President.
D. T. HOSKXNS, Cashier. r C
' F. B. JANUARY, Assistant Cashier.
;i lar INTEREST PAID OH TIME DEPOSITS 1.0
TpP v Henbv Gokk, Pres
1 HE H. W. Kellt, Vice Pres.
LAS VEGAS ; : - D-T-H08WK9'Tre"
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they will bring yon an income. ' Every dollar saved, is two dollars made." -
Ho deposits received of less than $1.
Interest paid on all deposits of o and over,
O. L. HOUGHTON,
' ' DEALER IN a '. V . ; ;
OP ALL KINDS.
A large stock of Stoves and Plows now on hand, which will be sold a litUt
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United States, and to give perfect satisfaction.
At the Old Stand on Center Street - EAST LAS VEGAS. N. M.
The Ninth Annual Meeting I. Numeroii.!
Attended at Milwaukee. '
Milwaukee, Wis., August 25. Tbe
national republican league has literally
taken possession of the' Cream City.
In addition to 2,000 delegates, tbe
visitors and local members swell the
total to at least 15,000.
Ten o'clock was the time appointed
for the opening of tbe convention, but
it was over balfsn hour later when
National President G. A. MoAlpln
announced that the ninth annual con
vention of the national republican
league of tbe United States was In ses
sion. Tbe welcoming preliminaries
were first in order. Governor Upbam
spoke for tbe state, Mayor Rausohen
nerger, for the city, President Samuel
A. Harper for the Wisconsin league,
and Hon. Irving M. Bean, for the local
committee," Appropriate responses
were made, aod the reading of the call
was next on tbe programme. The
salient features of this address were
After the reading of the call, Presi
dent MoAlpin delivered his annual ad
dress. This afternoon tbe delegates
will be given a ride upon tbe lake and
THE CONVENTION NOT CAPTURED.
Milwaukee, Wis., August 24. On
the morning of the first session of the
ninth annual convention of the national
league of republican clubs, the reported
effort of the delegates from tbe western
states to capture tbe convention for
free silver seems to have entirely dis
appeared. Although the convention
was called to meet at 10 o'olook, ten
minutes past that hour, a balf dozen
delegates from Iowa, were tho sole
occupants of that part of the hall.
At 12:50, after listening to telegrams
of regret from Candidates McKinley
and Hobart, tbe convention took a re
oess till 3 o'clock p. tu.
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JOHN W. ZOLLARS, Vice-President. A. B. SMITH, Cashier
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