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IP 1L3 1TÍ VOL; VII Roy, Mora County, New Mexico," 'Saturday, July SO, 1910 No. 27 SPAH F1 U 1 3 iiiilE J. MILLS ,. ' (By L. C. Van Hecke.) Born in Mississippi of Virginia par entage, educated in New England and now, by choice, a westerner, William Joseph Mills, who on March 1, 1910, was inaugurated' territorial goyernor of New Mexico, Is typical of that class of manly Americans, broad mind edand big-hearted, who are quietly building the west and incidentally building the United States. Yazoo City in 1849, was Governor Mills' birthplace and Wilton Planta-! tion, in the days before war wrought ruin, was the scene of his early child J hood. It was here that his father a physician and a descendant of an old line of Virginians, fell a victim to the then deadly yellow fever, and the widowed mother removed immediate ly, with her fourryear-old son, ,to far away New England. Young Mills grew to manhood in Connecticut. He attended, the Nor wich Free Academy and his gradua tion was followed by a brief business career in New York City before he entered the Yale Law School. In Yale lie won the Jewell prize as a Junior ami graduated, in 1 877.1 As a law stu i&eúi f" was i.-n11y .successful and thr'oVgho'ut his'college c'areer he was extremely 'popular among his fellows. Ke was a ' member of the Book, ',rown and Kent clubs. . It was in Connecticut, at West Hav f n In 1855, that he married Miss Al ice Waddingham, now the first lady of New Mexico, and here, at New 1 f aven he ; successfully followed his chosen profession and steadily rose to prominence. He was elected a member of the Connecticut House of Represen tatives iii 1878 and was honored as state senator for two terms. The lure (if the west with its broader field of activity and wider range of opportuni ties proved a powerful attraction to his ambitious nature and he soon re moved to New Mexico, where he has ever since been a prominent figure in territorial affairs'. ' President McKinley recognized in Senator Mills the hroad legal mind of the jurist and appointed him chief justice of the supreme court of New Mexico, to which he was reappointed by President Roosevelt in 1898 and again four years later. As Judge Mills he rendered Invaluable services to New Mexico and won universal admi ration and respect. Many of his deci- . slons, especially those bearing on Kiuestiona peculiarly western, stand as brilliant examples of sagacity and deep insight into the first principles of justice. The appointment of Judge Mills to a higher and more important post was .approved only with reluct ance, by the members of the New Mexico bar to whom he had endeared himself. Politically, Governor Mills has al ways been a staunch and consistent 1 eliever in Republican principles. He, has labored unceasingly to secure belated justice for New Mexico and raise her to-the dignity of statehood he expressed the wish In his in- Pueural address that he should be $ew Mexico's last territorial governor and that his term should be a snort HON. WILLIAM Powerful of build, energetic and athletic, despite his Blxty-one years of age, which he carries lightly, he is an earnest advocate of outdoor life. His grey hair and dignified mien proclaim him the leader of men, phys lcally and mentally. - The home life of the Mills family, who lived for years In Las Vegas be fore being called to the executive man sion at Santa Fe, portrays beautifully the typical American home. They have two children living. Wilson Wadingham, Yale University '10, and Miss Madeline Mills, who is being edu cated in the schools of Santa Fe. Governor Mills has throughout Til life 'stood for highm oral ideals. In religious and social cjrcles he habit' ually lends a helping hand to-all that tends to uplift his fellow man. He and Mrs. Mills are both members of the Protestant Episcopal church anJ have always taken an active part in church work. The governor is a Ma son, belonging to the Hiram Lodge of New Haven and an Elk in the Lay Vegas lodge of the B. P. O. E., anfl he is also a member of the Quinnipii ack Club of New Haven. FLAFÍS DESTROY BIG HOTEL (Special to the Punish Amercn1 Hoqulam, Wash., July 22, Thf Hoquiam" hotef.a" fashionable apart ment house, caught fire early this morning and set fire to all the build ings wl-hin six. hundred feet, and Dnly a change of wind saved the busi- neEs section of the town from destruc tion. About a dozen guests of the hotel haped from windows, and two of them were seriously injured. Two men are missing and maye have perished in the flames. v - ' The New' York hotel, two" blocks away, filled with visiting state bank ers, caught fire two or three times, 3nd the guests ran out in their night clothes. The damage will run more than a hundred thousand dollars. NEBRASKA REPUBLICAN CHOOSE SENATOR BROWN (Special to the Spanish American) Lincoln, Nebraska, July 26. The republican state convention which convenes here this afternoon prob ably will be marked by a sharp fight over county option. The anti-option leaders declared that in many instanc es the Instruction for county option were irregularly adopted and could be repudiated by' the delegates on this ?round.; Senator Brown will be tempo vary chairman of the convention and the naming of a permanent chair man will develop the fight between the "regulars" and "Insurgents." United States Senator Brown was lected permanent chairman of the republican state convention. "OREGON SYSTEM" Hi BALANCE (Special to the Spanish American) Portland, Oregon, July 22. The fate of the so-called "Oregon System" of electing United States senators by popular vote, is now in the balance. A convention of a faction of the re publican party of this state, styling itself '.'assembly republicans," is now In session in this city, and has thrown down the gauntlet to the faction of the party which supports the "Oregon plan," and has declared without quali fication that both the primary elec tion in September and in the pre-elec tion campaign they will knife every republican who is an anti-assemblyman. The anti-assembly republicans are Just as bitter in defense of their opinions and are ready to lock horus. And it is admitted that on the result of the November elections stands or falls the "Oregon system" in this state. ELEMENTS EIGHT FOREST FIRES (Special to the Spanish American) Spokane, Wash., July 22. Rain yesterday throughout the Crows Nest district and the vicilty of Nelson lias checked the forest fires, but high winds-last night have fanned the ambers afresh in places. The fate of aidoa Is- still,,!; doubly as nil wires are down, "v .--' , Men and teams, today ar.e moving the powder magazines in the vicinity of Phoenix which Is in the path of the flames. By Associated Press Fort Monroe, July 22. Although death had silenced one gun and elev' en were killed and others fatally in Jured by yesterda's accident at the DeRussy shore battery, during the fir ing on an Imaginary hostile fleet, which was passing up Hampton Roads to attack, . Washington, the battery PRESBYTERIANS TO USE MODERN METHODS (Special to the Spanish American) Philadelphia, Pa.r July 22. Sound business methods will be adopted by the Presbyterian church in an effort to increase its annual subscriptions to missionary work all over the world. Antiquated ways of collecting money will be abandoned and a new regime instituted. This- decision was reached today by the executive committee of the Pres byterian church of the United States of America in thee losing session of a two days' meeting. "Present methods of getting money for worid missionary work," said Dr. William H. Roberts of this city, after the session, "are both unsatisfactory and out of date. We want $250,000 more this year for world missionary work than we got in 1909 when our total subscription was $2,850,000. In other words, our program demands $3.100,000 for 1910."' There can be no question that the Presbyterians are continuing to exem' pllfy what has always been their chief asset "Sanltay In Belief and Practice." MUTINY JN MADRID (Special to the Spanish American) Madrid, Spain, -July 22. A serious mutiny broke out at the prison here today. The fighting lasted for three hours only and ended by the calling in of troops. The soldiers intimidated the mutineers by firing in the air. continued unti lthe enemy was sunk. The practice which was the most extensive ever attempted, was com plete with flattering success to the coast artillery corps officers, who wit nessed the test. They say that the practice demonstrated that a fleet attempting to pass the Fort could not have lived five minutes under such a fire. Investigation v . Of Diaster Ordered v Washington, D. C, July 22. Lieu tenant George L. Van Dusen, who was injured at Fortress Monroe, was ap pointed to the artillery less than a week ago. He formerly had been an officer in the Eighteenth infantry but resigned and was re-appointed to the array from civil life. In the absence of any report from ' an official investigating board the . officers of the coast artillery can only compare the explosion to some similar ones which have occurred in the navy. The majority, however, appear to be lieve, that the explosion was caused by carbop moaoxide, hi Vy inliiiw able gas which forms In the barrels of large guns and which is especially dangerous during rapldflrlng. The gun crew at Fortress Monroe was trying to make a rapid fire record. The theory is that the new charge of powder was hurried Into the breech before the gases generated by the pre vlous shot had time to dissipate, and before the breech could be closed the powder exploded, blowing off the block and carrying death with it. A gun has been developed in the navy which automatically clears its barrels of carbon monoxide as the breech is opened. No such arrange ment was in use on the coast defense guns at Fortress Monroe. Many offi cers of the army and navy have gone from here to be present at the target practice. ' filajor General Leonard Wood, the now chief of staff o fthe army, was expecting to go direct from New York to Norfolk, but at the last moment changed his plans and returned In Washington. He had just reached hit desk when news of the disaster reach ed Washington. A board of officers to Investigate the accident was ordered and immedi ately began Its work. AT THE SAME OLD TRICES Attorney Summers Burkhart, of Al buquerque, is secretary of the Demo cratic central committee again. He has refused to served.; J. H. O'Reilly of Albuquerque, was chosen to fill the aching void. But he refused the emp ty honor and Mr. Burkhart has been drafted again and buckled down to the thankles job. He now holds forth at Democratic headquarters at Albu-juerque.-Santa Fe New Mexican. one. :.-,.