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Roy, Mora Couxty, New Mexico, Saturday, Aug. 20, 1910
U DISPUTE OVER HOMESTEAD,
DAMACIO ARCHULETA . OF RO
CIADA, FIRES TnREE SHOTS AT
RELATIVE, CAUSING INSTANT
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
(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
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
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
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
"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."
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
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
"Let the majority rule."
Lively Meeting Results in
Election of Five Strong '
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
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
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
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.
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