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Y UÍÍIVERS1TY OF fnv fíXíCQ m Vol. VII Roy, Moka County, New Mexico, Saturday, Aug. 27, lfilO No. 31 TTÍIP V .1 .illjjj V SEVERAL DIE IN FOREST FIRES (Special to the Spanish American) Washington, D. C, Aug. 23. For est service officials issued a state ment today summing up the reports from agents In the field, concerning the .fire situation Thirty-three fire fighters are knowu to be dead in the Lolo and Coeur d'Alene regions and two more men are reported to have been fatally hurt. These figures cov er only the lives of fire fighters and no attempt has been made to estimate the actual loss of Ufa. The following ti.es.sge was received from Associate District Forester Silcox of Missoula "Known dead fire fighters in Lolo and Cceur d'Alene region, number 33, v 1th two more perhaps fatally hurt. Several large crews are yet unheard from and are known to be In dan- ger. All of the towns of St. Regis and Sáltese burned. Wind less violent to day and we hope to get rescue and I re fighting parties started tomorrow. The town of Troy now is in grave danger and the entire Fisher River vatershed is on fire, and hundreds of fighters have been forced to aban don their tools and supplies and flee. $ylvanite has been destroyed and takl River watershed is on fire for nuiles. "' .. .-' ' .- T.he ffreson the Colville Indian reservation in , Oregon are growing worse -and cannot be extinguished without the aid of rain, according to á telegram from the superintend ent. A call for troops to fight the fires 'which have broken out in the Tahoe A'atlocal Forest, in California, has been received. The.flrst information of serious fires in that vicinity was received today. The war department is rendering great aid in fighting tht fires. It is probable that congress will be asked for a deficiency appropria tion to cover the expense incurred. Reports of Yesterday Confirmed by Cablegrams Received, ioaay lires are Still Spreading and Forest Esserves are in rrecanous Condition PACK MULES SUPPLYING PROVENDER Washington, D. C, Aug. 20. For est fires are spreading in Oregon, and today the situation in the Wallowa and Crater National Forests in that state are extremely serious, the Forest service here has received telegrams from the dlstict officials making ur trent anneals for additional troops The war department has promised to comply with, the requests so far as troons are available. Geon. Lonard Wood, chief of staff of the army has ordered that a train of 70 pack mules from Fort Russel, Wyo., be used In sanding supplies to the troops fight ing the fires in the forests. TTRT? ATMAWS ARE TO MEET IN BRUSSELS Brusls. Aug. 20. A delegation of river forty members of the Amirican Library Association will participate in t':e pro.-eeding of the Internation p1 Congress of Libraries, which is to assemble here tomorrow for a ses Fion of five days. McJIurray Says Long and Thurston Were Legal Advisors Í OTHERS ALSO BROUGHT INTO , TANGLE - t' - . l Special to the Spanish American) S.'lphur, Okla., Aug. 20. What re lation former Senator Chester Í. Long of Kansas and former Senator John M. Thurston of Nebraska, have with the so-called McMurray contracts, was described before the congression al committee investigating the Indi an land deals today. McMurray who seeks to sell $30,000,000 worth of Indian lands on a ten per cent con tingent fee, said that Long and Thurt ton were employed merely as counsel to advise him in legal matters. In en deavoring to secure the aproval of the contracts, the witness said, Long called on President Taft and Thurs ton had called on Attorney Genera! Wickersham. "You don't call visiting the President and the attoney genera! transportation and assistant to the advising you on legal matters, dcjUe ond vice-president at Chicago. you?" asked representative E. W. Saunders. McMurray declared that the visits were made in relation to the legal phases of the case. The-wit-; ness denied that the former senator had been employed to lobby. Question ed about Cecil A. Lyons, national re publican committeeman for Texas the witness said that certain Indict inents were pending against him arn rlinl t hdt-M (.MnrruV lou' fin-.-, ha i been paid a fee of 1750,000. He had been convinced that the indictments were not well ( founded and had used his influence In Wash ington to cause an investigation re sulting in the dismissal of the in dictments. ' r ANGHERA TRIBESMEN HAVE THEIRAÑGER STIRRED BY PUR CHASE OF TERRITORY BY AM ERICAN INTERESTS. (Special to the Spanish American) Tangier, Morocco, Aug. 23. The report that a greater part of the so- called Anghera country, in the ex treme ,northwestern part of Africa, occupied by the Anghera tribesmen, had been purchased by American in terests, aroused great excitement in diplomatic circles here. The territory has not only vast interest through Its Intrinsic value, for exploration pur poses, but politically and strategically it is immensely important. SHERMAN WILLING TO MAKE WAY FOR ROOSEVELT IN CONVENTION . (Special to the Spanish American) Oyter. Bay, Aug. 20. Theodore Roosevelt denied emphatically today 'hat he had sent an ultimatum to Pre3ide.il Taft, demanding that he !jreak with Vice President Sherman, ile characterized the report as a "tis sue of falsehood from 'beginning to 2nd." He made It clear that he had not sent. any one to Beverly on i nission of peace, as reported, and hat he had no intention of doing so, nd that he recognized no situatior .vhieh cou.u rail for such a step. The Death of J. E. Hurky Means a Change that will be felt Over The Eastern and Western Grand" Divis ions of the Santa Fe. C. W. KOUNS, J. M. E.URN, AND J. L. MÍERS WILL EACH ADVANCE Tupeka, Kan., Aug. 20. Charles vV. Kouns, ' general manager of the western lines of the Atchison, Topeka fe Santa Fe railway, will succeed the late James E. Hurley as general man ager of the system, and of the eást 4rn grand division. . - Not until J. Wi. Kendrick, vice president of the company, who is now in Europe, returns, will the official announcement 'be made. Mr. Kouns, like Mr. Hurley "came from the ranks," but from a different branch of the service. He was origin ally a telegraph operator on the San ta Fe, with which road he has been connected for about twenty-one years. Later he became superintendent of Then he was advanced to general man ager of the western lines with head quarters at Amarillo, Texas. He is In vigorous health at 60 and capable of doing an unusual amount of work. Immediately upon the return of Mr. Kendrick, who will in all prob ability be one of those to accompany the body of Mr. Hurley home from Europe, a -.meeting of the board of directors wilKbe, helcfíor "the1 elec tion of & new general manager. This will nécessitate other important chan ges In the officials of the operating department of the system. It is generally understood that R. .1. Parker, now general superintend ent of the Western Grand division a La Junta, Colo., will succeed Koun at Amarillo. In turn he Is expected to be succeeded by J. M. Kurn now su perintendent of he New Mexico di vision , at" Las Vegas, N. M. Kurn'. place will likely be filled by the trans fer of F. L. Myers, superintendent of the Rio Grande division at San Mar cial. Who will succeed Meyers, is not known, HAY AND HALF BLOCK OF WARE- HOUSES DESTROYED BY FLAMES San Antonio, 'Tex., Aug. 23. Fire originating in a hay storing ware house of R. A. Grant, Jr., In the ex treme western portion of Sah' An tonio, destroyed a block and a-half of warehouses today. The loss is esti mated at $100,000. Around Headquarters of CoeuY d' Al eñe and St. Joe Rivers, all Fire i Fighters are Supposed to Have Per-' ished. NO ABATEMENT OF FLAMES IS REPORTED ' Spokane, Wash., Aug. 23, Three hundred fire-fighters of the total force of 600 men which are battling with the flames in the burning White Pine Forest in northern Idaho, are unaccounted for today. Government Forest Supervisor W. R. Weigle, !n an Interview at Wallace today, de clared his belief that nearly" all f them had perished. The missing men had been working where the fires were fiercest along the headwarters '.f he Coeur d'Alene and St. Joe Rlv ers. REPUBLICAN MEET ING SUCCESSFUL Strong Delegation Nominated at Harmonious Convention F. S. Brown end Roy S. Wood, delegates to the Republican County Convention, returned "from Mora yes terday, reporting an interesting ses sion. The Convention was called to order at ten o'clock Wednesday morning, by E. H. Biernbaura, and Juan B. Martinez was choosen temporary chair man. Hon. Charles Spiess, of Las Vegas, was then introduced to the Convention and held the attention of the delegates for an hour, after which the meeting adjourned until two o' -clock. ' Upon re-assembling, instructive speeches were made by David Leahy, and C. W..G. Ward of Las Vetras. and Stanley Foutz of Wagon Mound. ' Committees were then appointed and adjournment announced until sev- en o'clock in the evening, when the re- ' port of the Credential Committee Dro- duced a lively light between the con- testing delegations from Roy, Bias Sanchez of Wagon Mound ot. posint. ' the report of the Committee. The op- positi-wW o-ct-i oled ; Mwever, tbe report adopted and the regularly elect ed ue'egation seated. A permanent organization was then perfected, with Juan B. Martinez a"s chairman, and the' convention pro ceeded to the election of candidates, and without undue friction Juan Na varro. E. M. Lucero, J. D. Medina, Daniel Cassiday, and F. S. Brown were selected as the choice of the Re publican of Mora County for dele gates to the Constitutional Conven tion. Democrats Name Delegates The following gentlemen were select ed at the Domocratic County Conven tion, which was held at the County Seat Thursday. Rafael Romero, Macario Gallegos, Frank 'R. Lujan, R. W. Boulware, and H. R. Brown. New York, Aug. 23. Word was received yestenjiy from' President tart concerning the situation in New York state, and the President abso lutely repudiated any knowledge of the fight against Roosevelt. He ex pressed his earnest sympathy for the Colonel and assured him of unquali fied support. .,"1 am very much pleased with Mr. Taft's statement. It makes the situa tion perfectly clear. If Nassau county wishes me to go to the state conven tion, X shall go. I regard the Issue as clear cut, and as far as I am con cerned there will be absolutely no compromise." This declaration was made today by Theodore Roosevelt a few minutes before his departure on his western trip, following a short conference with County Chairman Lloyd C. Griscom.