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Tí3 n n ipJ TAI TT JJ Vol. VII Roy, Mora Couxty, New Mexico, Saturday, Aug. 20, 1910 No. 30 CAN jM'';íAiví11li m -NEPHEW- MURDERS UNCLE U DISPUTE OVER HOMESTEAD, DAMACIO ARCHULETA . OF RO CIADA, FIRES TnREE SHOTS AT RELATIVE, CAUSING INSTANT DEATH. - ITaklng Hscape- to Mountains he is Later Captured and Lodged In Jail. , (Special to the Spanish American) Las Vegas, N. M., Aug. 15. At Ro ciada, a native settlement about thir ty miles northwest oí La Vegas. Abrah Archuleta, incensed at what he thought was trickery on his un cle's part, shot and instantly killed Dainado Archuleta, of the same place. The slayer immediately fled to the mountains, followed by M. Sandoval, the local constable and posses. The' news oí tlie deed .was imediately tele phoned to La3 egas and Sheriff Ro mero with Deputy Sena "left for the Koene of the killing. .After a sharp chase Sandoval captured his man and turned hLm over to the Sheriff on his arrival. By ten o'clock Saturday eveu ins the man w.is Indeed in the coun ty jail -at Las Vegaa. Damaeio Archuleta was 38 years of age. He is survived by a wife and two ihüdren. He is said to have been a KAN DENIES THEORY OF POLICE THAT HE HAL AN ACCOMPLICE. Victim is Rapidly Drawing Away Irora Danger (Special lo the Spanish American) New v York, Augr 15. Mayor Oaynor's condition today showed that he is rapidly emerging from the dan ger zone. He passed an excellent night, gaining strength. The police are working on the tueory that Gal lagher had an accomplice. lie de nies'tnis,. but a man with a police l.iiord is under suspicion. . A bulletin given out at 1:25 o' clock this afternoon, says that the Improvement in Mayor Gaynor's con dition continues, and that the mayor had a conuortauie morning, -vju ui the physicians attending the mayor said, that barring unforeseen and im r(robal!e , complications, Gaynor would be able to leave the hospital for his home, about two weeks from to day and that by the middle of next month he-could start for the Adiron dack3. ..... FLOODS IN JAPAN (Special to the Spanish American) Tnkin. .lañan. Auk. 15. Casualties 0 n result of the great floods which last week inundated many districts cf Japan, and submerged to of rlio principal wards of Tokio, were ijlveu tut today, after an official investiga tion, aa, 1112 dead and missing. Three thousand nine: hundred and fifty-three houses were washed iwny In addition to thousands of others, are under water, but resisted the strain. Thousands of persons are homeless and dependent upon public relief. TO ANSWER FOR MURDER COMMITTED LONG AGO Columbus) Ohio, Aug. 13. When Charles Clayton, alias Riley Price, is released from the Ohio State peniten tiary here next Tuesday,' he will havs little chance to enjoy his freedom, for. a requisition hag been granted for his return to Illinois to answer for a murder committed fifteen yeara ago. Clayton Is" now completing a four-years' sentence for horse steal ing in Franklin, county. Some time after his arrival at the prison here he confessed to the authorities "that he had committed murder in Illinois ma ny years ago and wanted to be tried for the crime in order that his con science might be eased. The crime in Illinois had been all but forgotten when a search of the records following Clayton's confess ion again brought out the particulars. The victim of the murder was Clay ton's sweetheart, a young lady be longing to an estimable family. Fol lowing a lover's quarrel Claytou lured the girl to the woodsr beat, her to death with a club, according to his own confession, and then hid the Ve mains in an abandoned well. CECIL LYON IS ON THE STAND NO CHOLERA FOR U. S. A. TELLS HIS PART IN McMURRAY . DEAL 'PRESIDENT ROOSE VELT SPI2EDÍTHE CONTRACTS' A Welcome Visitor of the Ex-Presi-J dent's. . Sulphur, Qkla.; Aug. 13. What part Cecil Lyon, republican national commiteeman for Texas, took In the activity at Washington for the ap proval . of the McMurray contracts with the Indians, was described by Mr. Lyon in the hearing, before the congressional investigating commit tee today. The old contracts were dis approved by President Roosevelt in 1908. The new contracts, which have caused the present Investigation, Mr. Lyon said he had no interestin. Asked if be was requested to join in the old contracts, because of his political influence and acquaintance with President Roosevelt, Mr. Lyon said: "Is it possible, but I flatter my self, it was partly my business abil ity" .' ;' "But it was known thut you were a welcome" visitor at the White House?" "Yes, I believe so." T.Ir. Lyon continued, "I told Secre tary Garfield that my employment in the matter was to be open and above board, and if there was anything not proper about the contracts, I would have nothing to do with them. I took up the McMurray contracts purely as a business deal." - "After they were disapproved," said Mr. Lyon, "I had nothing fur ther' to do with them. On the flooi of the house of representatives, dui ins? the last session, Representatiu Murray of Missouri unjustly attacked me by saying that McMurray in lob bying for the present contracts, was ably assisted by iuyself.-That state ment was made either in Ignorance, or through a desire to misrepresent. I have done nothing for the contract? now under investigation." ENTHUSIASTIC PRIMARIES Republican Voters of Precinct 22 Turn OutEnmasse and ' Select Fifteen Staunch Men as Delegates to the County Convention at Mora. BUSHKEVITZ AND FOLLOWERS DWINDLING rORMKIi GREAT "BOSS" (?) HALL IN DISGUST AFTER COLD WATER BATH. . The most enthusiastic Republican ' primary ever held in Précinct 22 was called to order promptly at 2 p. m. Saturday afternoon by temporary chairman F. A. Roy. O. H. Kerns elected permanent chairman by a vote of 55 to 32, wiih Juan A. Bernal f-rstwhile democrat, but now one of .Senpr Bushkevit.' ardtnt "hangers on' as opposition. E. J. H. Roy vas elected secretary. The names of the following men were presented by Dr. E. P. Brown fur nomination as delegates from this precinct to the County Convention: Elmer Evans, Samuel Bland, C. C. Harper, Vidal C- Martinez, C. E. Munsey, O. H. Kerns, J. L. Swain, Clem Williams, Vicente Gomez, Chas, "ldd, Wm. Bill, T. J." Cress, F. S. B. "own. Roy S. Wood, R.'X. Pendle- i'iuki itidn irm-í 'rtA Í tin a 4' body and they were elected, by accli-. mation. .-; ' ' I ' They go to the county convention with instructions to vote for the BEST MAN. . ' ' . -' About this stage of the proceedings the self-sty'ed "Controller of Conven tions" whistled to his- little pack of supporters (Y) save the name and hiked it to the democratic primaries. They left no vacancy they did leaje a clean place. Here is an example of this man's "versatility." Once before this "pol itician" came-out with the . insinua tion that if he was turned clown in the primaries he would turn democrat. He met with even a colder reception at the democratic meeting. The day. of this professional political trickster is closed. "Let the majority rule." PRIMARY Lively Meeting Results in Election of Five Strong ' Delegates. j An attempt was made to hoodwink the democrats at the primaries held in the Dunbar hall Saturday, but the decent and true democrats held to gether strong and came out with flying colors. J.Floersheim was elected permanent chairman. J. E. Russel secretary. A committee of five drew up resolu tions adopting the democratic plat form as layed out at the convention DEMOCRATIC AND HIS HANGERS-ON LEAVE At Albuquerque. The following dele gates ware elected by acclamation: ' J. R. Melton, E. P. Ivey, V. WV Sturgis, Louis Branch, Adolpho Mon toya. ""They go to the county convention uninstructed. : . Don Rafael Romero, of Mora, de livered a brilliant address on the lni-. tiative and Referendum. LAND GRABBERS PREPARE FOR THE LAST BREATH AND SPRING TRAP TO GOBBLE ESTATE. Congressional Committee Says Their -Schemes Must Come Before i - Congress ; (ápevíai to une fcpani&a American) Sulphur, Okla., Aug. 15. Every inch of land owned by the Indians is looked upon as the legitimate prey of the land grabbers. This statement was made today by a member of the committee appointed by the national house of representatives to investi gate at Indian land contracts. "Some of the land grabbers' schemes cert ainly will te called to the attention of congress," sail one committeeman. "Oone man, we learned, had become rich. He kept a list of the Indians who owned alloted land. Whenever an Indian died, he rushed into court, and ,had a guardian appointed, and with the connivance of the guardian demanded that the land be sold at a ridicculously low 'price. For a few hundred dollars he bought a whole section of land." Sulphur, Okla., Aug. 15. More de- tails of J. F. McMurray's activity at Washington in promoting his ten per cent fee contract in the said of $30, 000,000 worth of Indian lands, were related before the congressional in vestigating committee today. W. B. Johnson, a former United States dis trict attorney, testified . to the dis missal of certain indictments against McMurray for alleged "padding" of sn exnpnsfi ftcrnnnt. in the Tndian land cases. They were dismised after a visit from Cecil Lyon, national re publican committeeman for Texas. Lyon then became Interested with McMurray in the old tribal contracts and visited President Roosevelt about them. Cub Ream an Indian, testified that he was prevented from securing the position of delegate to Washington for the Chlckasaws because he op posed the McMurray contracts.