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VOL. XXIV. LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY EVENING. JUNE 25, 1903. NO. 197. The Four Oared Coat Race Won Over Harvard by Three Boat Lengths. LEOGROWINGWEAKER President Transmits A Protest against Treatment of Jews in Persia. A PROTEST AGAINST RUSSIA NEW LONDON, Conn., June 25. The hundreds of devotees of college Afloat racing who gathered in this little old whaling town yesterday and last night in anticipation of the annual contest on the Thames between the oarsmen of Harvard and Yale sched uled for today awake to find the weather anything but encouraging. Though the early morning brought with it a let-up In rain, a bleak wind blew out of the northeast, and the atmosphere was raw and penetrating. Blowing diagonally across and down the river, the wind bucked the tide and kicked up a choppy sea. Every one agreed that unless the late fore noon brought a change the regatta would not materialize according to schedule. Despite the forbidding aspect of the weather, it was announced at 8:30 that every effort would be made to start the regatta at 11 o'clock, the scheduled hour. The day's program called for the race between the 'varsity fours from the start opposite Gales ferry down stream to the navy yard, a distance of two miles. This was to be followed promptly by the Freshman race from the navy yard to the railroad bridge.. It was planned to finish these two minor events be fore noon and to start the big eights down the river at 12:30 p. m. NEW LONDON, June 25. The four oared crews started promptly. Yale won by three lengths. Official time: Yale,v10:59 2-5; Harvard, 11:10 1-5 In the Freshman race Yale won by two lengths Time: Yale, 9:43 1-5; Harvard, 9:48 3-5. ' . o PROTEST AGAINST RUSSIA. President .Transmits a Petition Re garding Treatment of Jews. WASHINGTON, D. C, June 25. The president has decided to transmit to the Russian gvernment the petition presented to him by the executive council of the B'nai-Brith, regarding the treatment of the Jews In Russia. This action lias been taken after ma ture consideration. At first it was de cided the petition would not be pre sented because It might be resented by the Russian government and lead w a response mat wouia cause a break in the relations of the two coun tries. What the result will be is prob lematical. o Killed in Base Bali Quarrel. PAONIA, Colo., June 25. As the re sult of a quarrel during a base ball game last Sunday, Joe Carlo stabbed and instantly killed Glen Davis at this place last night. The murderer es caped and is still at large Nothing is knowlV of Davis" home or relatives, and Carlo came here only a few weeks ago from Missouri. Carlo is twenty four years old and was employed In a butcher shop. Davis was only six teen. ' ' : o Ohio Christian Endeavorers. XELYRIA, O., June 25. Hundreds of enthusiastic Christian Endeavorers have taken possession of Elyria fur their annual state convention, which will be in session here during the next three days. Large delegations have arrived from Toledo, Cleveland, Marietta, Columbus, Dayton, Spring field, Findlay and other cities of the state, and the outlook Is bright for a highly successful convention. Many prominent speakers will bo hard, among them Dr. Francis E. Clark, founder of the society; Rev. J. Wilbur Chapman, the noted evangelist, and President H. C. King of Oberiln col lege. The reports by the officers for presentation to the convention show the society In Ohio to be in highly flourishing condition. 'STATUE TO FIGHTING JOE' COLOSSAL BRONZE STATUE OF GENERAL JOSEPH HOOKER UNVEILED TODAY. The Dedication Made the Occasion of a Military Pageant Statue. Erected by State of Massachusetts. BOSTON. Mass., June 25. This nioiaing occurred the unveiling of a collossal Ironze equestrian statue of General Joseph Hooker on the grounds of the state house. The statue was erected by the state iuf :v.aesachusetts. The statue is the work of Daniel t,. irencn. it is colossal, measuring nearly fifteen feet high, while the pedestal on which it stands is of nearly equal height. The horse stands with all four hoofs on the ground, its head pulled in, its tail pendant. The general is equally quiet. He wears the soft chapeau, sits with straight knees very erect and holds his head a little back as if observing the move ment of troops at a distance. The dedication of the monument to day was made the occasion of a splen did military pageant, 25,000 soldiers of the United States army, national guard of the state of Massachusetts, and sailors and marines from the Charles town navy yard being in line and con stituting the largest parade of armed men seen in Boston in a number of years. In addition to the regular mil itary organizations, the parade includ ed members of the Loyal Legion, the Society of the Army of the Potomac, whose annual reunion is in progress here; the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic, New England Asso ciation of Veterans of the Mexican War, Naval and Military Order Spanish-American War Veterans, Ancient and Honorable Artillery company, Worcester Continentals, Sons of Veter ans, and Society of California Pio neers, the presence of the latter or ganization being in recognition of Gen eral Hooker's work on the Pacific coast before the Civil war. The program committee reversed the usual order of things and had the unveiling take place before the pa rade in order, that every one might have an opportunity of viewing the latter. The unveiling exercises were simple, and occupied less than a guar ter of an hour. The only addresses were the presentation speech by the chairman of the statue committee and the speech of acceptance by Governor Bates. At the conclusion of these ad dresses the mammoth statue, which up to this time had been enveloped with the Stars and Stripes, was ex posed amidst cheers from thousands of throats. As the veil fell, the bands played "The Star Spangled Banner, the usual courtesies due to a major general's rank were given by drums and bugles, and a major general's sa lute was fired on the common. Immediately after the conclusion of the exercises the booming of cannon announced that the parade had start ed. Along the line of march thousands of spectators were thronged and the various military organizations were loudly cheered. On the reviewing stand were the state and city offi cials, survivors of the Army of the Potomac and a number of distinguish ed war veterans from various parts of the country. The exercises in honor of the mem Qry of General Hooker will be con tinued and concluded tonight with ad dresses in Mechanics' building. The official oration will be delivered by General Charles P. Mattocks. . o New Memorial for Soldiers. SOUTH BEND, Ind., June 25. South Bend's $25,000 soldiers' monu ment was dedicated today with in teresting exercises and in the pres ence of a great crowd of spectators in addition to the veterans ot South Bond and vicinity, large delegations wen on hand from Grand Rapids, Mich., Elkhart, Logansport, Frankfort and other points. With the exception of the magnifi cent memorial, at Indianapolis, (he monument is the finost of lis kind in the state of Indiana. It consists of a massive column of granite surmount ed ly a bronze figure representing a color sergeant. The figure Is nine feet high. Four life-size bronze fig ures representing the army and navy surround the column. The monument was designed by Rudolh Schwartz of Indianapolis. ' i -' ' o Bad Man Gets Five Yean. DENVER, June 25. William Smith. alias "Cherokee Bill," an alleged bad man, has been sentenced to five years at hard labor in Fort Leavenworth penitentiary for robbing a postoQce In the southern part of this state. FLOOD Visits Topeka and Drives the Inhabitants to High Ground CABLECOMPLETED Arkansas IUver Kising Deadly Kvplosion of Ammonia in a Chicago Hrewery EMPEROR WM. INSPECTS SHIP? Topeka Again Flooded. TOPEKA, Kans., June 25. A rain so tremendous in volume that it was practicality a cloudburst fell over To peka about midnight last night. A number of residents in Topeka were compelled to, leave their homes and flee to higher ground, while a few of the smaller houses were washed from their foundations. Soldier creek, which was such a factor in destroy ing North Topeka recently, came up with a rush, and is today flowing over the Kansas avenue bridge. The Kaw is also rising. o 20 Girls to Be S-.hwab's Guests. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., June 25. Through the generosity of Charles M. Schwab, president of the United States Steel Corporation, twenty young women are to have the time of their life at this resort during the next few days. The young women compose the class of '03 of the Indus trial institute at Homestead, Pa., and it is in celebration of their graduation that Mr. Schwab decided to give them an outing. The graduates arrived in Atlantic City today on Mr. Schwab's private car Loretto, and during their stay they will occupy the fin eat apart ments of one of the leading hotels. PROTECTIVE MEASURES. ALBUQUERQUE MASS MEETING ADOPTS REPORT OF PROMI NENT CITIZENS. Steps to Be Taken to Guard Against Floods Dam to Be Strengthened Waste Way to Be Provided. The many Las Vegans who have friends and relatives in Albuquerque and our citizens generally have taken the greatest interest In the flood sit uation in that city. The following re port adopted in a big mass meeting Tuesday night gives an admirable giimpse of conditions and and of the measures being taken for the protec tion of the city. "Hon W. B. Childers, Chairman Citi zens' Committee, "Sir The undersigned, the commit tee appointed at the citizens' meeting last night to Investigate and report what action is necessary to rid the valley of the lake or flood of water that now stands behind the Fourth street dyke and also to Investigate and report what action Is necessary to make the situation at the Alameda dyke safe, found the following condi lions and recommend the following: "We first went to the Fourth street dyke, accompanied by City Engineer Pitt Ross and Alderman Harsch. At about 9:30 a. m., the water there was about seven inches lower than at its highest stage. At about 3:30 p. in., on our return, it had fallen another 1 1-2 inches. There Js still a body of water confined here, which, should it suddenly escape, might do a large amount of damage to our city. The water i now rapidly being lowered by seepage, evaporation aud drainage through the ueeqiiia. and in another day or two will no longer lie a source of (lauger to the city. Mr. Ross In formed us that In two days the water will be lowered to such an extent that Jt will no longer flow into the acequla and will havo to bo drained off on a lower level. To do this Mr. RtiKs' plan la to dig a ditch along tho eat side of Fourth street to near the mountain road and thence diagonally eautward to the Rio Grande woolen mills Uence south to the slough, from where it will be drained by. the city ditch and carried to the river. Mr. Ross has obtained the right of way over all the land except two or three small strips. Part of the ditch has already been dug from the reservoir south and a few men are at work extending it. We fully endorse the plan of Mr. Ross and believe it to be the most prac tical, economical jand quickest way of draining off the water. We recom mend that Mr. Ross be employed and be given full charge and with power to employ whatever number of men are necessary to watch at the dyke and complete the drainage of tho pond at this point. "We next drove to the Alameda dyke, accompanied by Alderman Harsch.' Here we found a larger amount of new dyke and work, than we anticipated and which must have been done under very trying circumstances, judging by the mire and water that is left. There is some water perhaps from six to twelve Inches deep and some flowing with a current on the upper side of the dyke. "The water Is about twenty-two in ches lower that tho top of the newly constructed section, and other parts of the dyke. The dyke is very frail and a weak affair and the weakest places in it ought to bo strengthened at once to guard against the July and August rains or any immediate rises of the river. As soon as the weakest places are repaired and the ground be comes dry, so that the work can be oconomically done, then the entire length of the dyke ought to be careful ly repaired, enlarged and strengthen ed. We believe that perhaps $5,000 should be expended here. As to how much work should be done we are not able to advise. A man who under stands such work and the surrounding condtions should be employed. His advice should be followed and he should be given full power to employ men to watch the dyke and patrol it in case of danger and should have full charge of the work to be done on the dyke and of any Improvements or changes to be made in or along the river to prevent it from changing its course toward the dyke. "We aUo recommend that the city engineer be employed and be given full charge at this point." Signed. . J. F. LUTHY, LOUIS ILFELD, ANDREW ANSON, r. J- L. LADRIERE, T. A. WHITTEN. MAY BE LAST CONSISTORY GREAT INTEREST IS SHOWN IN WHAT MAY PROVE TO BE THE LAST HELD BY LEO XIII. His Extreme Weakness Now Becom Ing Apparent Crowds Were Very Enthusiastic. ROME, June 25. The public con sistory, postponed from June 18th, was held today with much pomp and additional iuterest. In spite of reassur ing news concerning the pope's health, many believe that this will be the last consistory under Leo XIII. The assemblage gazed at the vener able pontiff with ' intense curiosity, and there was redoubled enthusiasm in cries of "Long live Leo." He look ed a little wore wax-like, a little more bowed, his voice was surnehat thin ner, and it was evident that his at lenoams were anxious The pope smile whale he blessed the crowds as he passed. In fact, at limes he tried to rise so as to better impart his benediction, and it was only when he descended from tho .Sedla Jestatora that his extremo weakness was ap parent. o - Prof. Wykoff to Wed. NEW YORK, Juao 25. The anar riase .of Fror. Waller A. Wykuff of Princeton university and Miss Lea EhricJ. will be celebrated in this city this evening. Prof. Wykoff, who was graduated from Harvard in 18SS, is considered one of the ablest authori ties in this country on sociology. His writing on tramps and tramp life havo attracted particular attention. Deadly Explosion of Ammonia. UilCAt.O, June .25. An explosion of ammonia gas in the Cltlitens' brewery earfy today wrecked tlx building and resulud in fatal injury U Cliark-s llrunke, night brewer, and serious Injuries to Charles Howard night engineer, and to Frank FliiVer, night Arenan. Several firemen were overcome by the fumes of the ammo nia. The damage was 115.000. Soon Talk to Philippines. WASHINGTON. I). C., Juno 25.- On the morning of July 4th President Roosevelt will send from his Saga more Hill home, at Oyster Bay, . a message formally opening the Pacific cable totho Philippine Islands. The message to be transmitted will be one of greetings and congratulations to Governor Taft. A return message will be sent by Governor Taft. THE COUNCIL Majority Repeals Ordinance Locating Library in Mon tezuma Park INSTITUTION'S PERIL Many Streets Ordered Repaired ami Many Sidewalk Or dered built NEW CROSSING TO GO IN The city council held a regular meet ing last night. t The most notable achievement of this dignified body waa one that has caused very general Indignation in the city. In the face or a report by the building committee advising that all conditions necessary to the receiving of the $10,000 donated by Andrew Carnegie had been fulfilled, and recommending tha Immediate let ting of the contract, a majority of the council repealed the ordinance locat ing the library in the city park, and threw the whole matter into such a condition that it Is now considered extremely doubtful whether or not the city ever gets the library. Those present at t!u meeting last night were the mayor, Alderman Mc Schooler, Forsythe. Mackel, Elwood, Van Petten and Robbins. The first matter of Interest was the reading of bids for the construction of the Carnegie library building on the site selected in Montezuma park, embodied In the report of the building committee. The lowest bidder was J. E, Consaul and the committee re commended that the contract be let to that gentleman. The report was sign ed by Aldermen Van Petten, Mackel anl McSchooler. Mr. Van .Petten moved the adoption of th report. Mr. Forsythe said, according to legal au thority in California, the library build ing could no more bo placed lit the park than the park could be cut up Into town lots. He also Said the con ditions made by Mr. Carnegie .had nut been complied with and the money would never be forthcoming to place the building In the park. Mr. For sythe moved the report be referred to the finance committee. Mr. Van Pet ten replied that the bestlegal authority of the city had been consulted, thit the matter had been most thoroughly gone into and that the decision had been given that the park could o used for such a public purpose as a public library. Furthermore, tho al derman said, a communication frjn Mr. Carnegie had been received which said that all conditions had been com plied with and that the money was ready on demand. Mr. Forsythe re stated his arguments. Mr. Van Pet ten said no other site was offered by the objectors, no other suggestion was made .the whole library propo sition wvultl be killed and not with the wish of the people living In the city. either. Mr. Elwood had sec onded Mr. Forsythe's motion and the question was called for after Mr. McSchooler had objected to referring the report to the finance committee Mr. Van Petten and Mr. McSchooler voted in the negative, Messrs Murphy, Mackel and Elwood voted affirmatively Mr. Mackel voting against hi afilr mation of the report. Mr. Kohhins not voting was counted In the affirma tive. The report of the street ana nlley committee was then callcj for. Sir. Forsythe said that each member of the council hal something to say on this matter and a general discussion was begun. The result was b.nlutlon In favor of many new sidewalk nnd much street improvement. Cement sidewalks were ordered on the west side of Eleventh street between Til Oen and Douglas, on the ennt side of Twelfth street between Diamond an I National, on the west side of Seven th from Paca to Friedman and on the eaat side of Seventh from Ilaca to Douglas. The sidewalk on the soiuh side of Lincoln avenue between Rail road avenue and Sixth street was or dered completed and raised to grade. Thare was some objection to tho rais ing as It would Injure the Wells-Fargo building, Imt the objection was defeat ed. Fifty feet of sidewalk adjoining the Henry property on Seventh street was ordered built. It was reported that twenty-four crossings were to be laid by the city, and on motion, It was decided that the aldermen from each ward should havo the placing of crossings. On motion it was decided to grade Eighth street and Haca avenue where necessary and to grade Fifth and Sixth streets from Iiaea avenue to National. AIho it was resolved to repair streets in a dozen or more plates where injury had been done by the recent Hoods. City Engineer Rice was put on a monthly salary of $S0 during tempo rary steady employment. Then the library matter came ij again in the form of a motion to repeal the ordin ance which provided for the location of the building, an ordinance passed by unanimous vote not so many weeks ago. The discussion was repeated. On the motion for repeal of the ordin- cane under suspension of the rules, Aldermen Mackel, Forsythe and El- wood voted In the affirmative, Mr. Robbing didn't vote and Van Petteu and McSchooler voted no. On the passage of the ordinance, the voto was tho same except that Mr. Robblns voted against it, and it was passed on the casting vote of the mayor. A large number of citizens have express- ed Indignation, among them many who firmly opposed to the location of tho building In the park. But the gen-- erally uttered sentiment is that tho aldermen by re-opening the matter and reconsidering their unanimous ac tion on account of pressure from the outside have defeated almost every hope of the library being brought to the city at all. No site, Is offered to. take the place of the one summarily, snatched away and no suggestion is made as to the solution of the dif ficulty. There is considerable feeling and much pulling and hauling and the llkllhood of a settlement that will meet with enough support to prevail seems unlkely. Several prominent citizens said this morning they would never make" a;)ther effort in behalf of pub lic Improvement In Las Vegas, as every enterprise that promises suc cess is killed by unreasonable oppo sition. Others and they were the ma jority, said the people of the city were all against the action taken by the. three aldermen and the mayor In . bringing the library question after it was once settled, back to tho starting point and imperiling the Institution, and they wuld spare no effort to In duce the people to work together earn , estly for a reconsideration of .last Carlisle to be Heard From. ATLANTA, Ga., Juno 25. That thflf democratic party fully appreciates tho Important part the south will play In the approaching presidential cam palgn is evidenced by the events of the last week. In one section of tho south the party has listened to a stir ring speech from Judge Parker, who Is regarded as a possible presidential nominee, and in Montgmery, Ala., an address was delivered by Edwin M. Shepard, the New York democratic leader. Now the democrats of Georgia are to hear John G. Carlisle on the po litical outlook and the event is re garded as all the more significant as it will be one of the very few public speeches made by Mr. Carlisle since his retirement from public life at tho end of Mr. Cleveland's administration. Mr. Carlisle has been secured by tho. Young Men's democratic league of this-, city and his address will be delivered tonight at the Grand opera bouse. It Is expected that the state legislature now in session will attend In a body,, together with other party leaders ttt prominence from all over Georgia. -, o - I Cramps to Increase Capital. PHILADELPHIA .Pa..' June 25. At a special meeting today the stockhold ers of the William Cramp & Sons' . Ship and Engine Building company will complete the arrangements for an Increase In capital as decided upon at the recent annual meeting of the company. It is proposed to raise the capital from $5,000,000 to $0,250,000 and to enlarge the bond issue from $1,800,000 to $7,500,000. o - Money Market NEW YORK. June 25. Prime mer cantile paper 4 3-4 5 1-4; money on call steady 2 dt 2 1-4; silver 52 5-8. NEW YOttK, June 26. Lead and copper quiet; unchanged. - o College Crews Ready for Race. 'POUGHKEBPSlE, N. Y., Juno 25. Everything is In readiness for the In tercollegiate rowing races here tomor row, when the picked crews of Colum bia, Cornell, Pennsylvania, Georgo- town, Syracuse and Wisconsin will 'contest for the supremacy. Confidence appears to be felt In all of the camps and from indications the races will he among the most Interesting ever pulled off over tho famous Poughkeep sle course. The West Shore road will run its customary observation train and other arrangements are being made to accommodate an unusually large number of spectators. '