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VOL. XXX, NO. 129
EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 1909 AFTERNOON EDITION CITIES HOLD TODAY - CIDE AS TO LICENSING ' DRUG STORES. LIQUOR QUESTION AT ISSUE MANY COLORADO TOWNS VOTING ON MATTER OF KEEPING SALOONS. CRIPPLE CREEK MjIY CO DRY MORE THAN HALF CITY COUNCIL ' IN CHICAGO TO BE CHOS EN AT POLLS. St. Louis, April 6. The voter began casting ballots early this morning for a new Bet of city officials. William G. Woerner is the democratic nominee for mayor, and Frederick Kreismann the republican. '-, . Chicago Holding Election. Chicago, April 6. An election is be ing held today for the offices of city treasurer and clerk and more than half of the city council. 7 Election in Montana. . Butte, Mont., April 6. Republican " mayors were elected yesterday at Missoula and .Billings, while demo cratic mayors were elected; at Butte, Anaconda, Great Falls, Bozeman and Livingston. 1 The citizens candidates were successful at Lewlston, Miles City Pains,, GlentUve pHd -Dillon.'."' , Prohibition Up. ' " Colorado Springs, April 6. This city will decide today whether It will con tinue licensing drug stores in, the sale "of liquor under strict regulation or adopt total prohibition. There are two tickets for city officials.. Liquor Question at Issue. Denver. Colo., April 6. The liquor ' question Is the leading issue In the elections in Colorado towns today. Colorado Sorlm?;- Grand Junction, ' Cripple Creek, Trinidad and Boulder will decide the question of saloons or : no saloons. ' Saloons Forced Out of Business. n i rt..i. Aii fi Mora than 600 saloons and ten breweries will be ! forced out of business In , nineteen ' counties as the result of the election yesterday. The returns give the drys twenty out of twenty-seven counties, Where the liquor question was at is sue. , Dallas Choosing Mayor. Dallas, Tex., April 6. Dallas is choosing a mayor and four commis sioners today. Ii Is conceded that the Citizen'. ticket will be elected. The only opposition Is the socialists. JUDGE SLOAN WILL BE GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA ' ..Washington.,. April , President Taft sent to the senate Thursday the nominations pt; Judge" v Richard E. Sloan, ' of Prescott, for governor of 'Arizona, vice Kibbey, whose term has expired, and George U. Young, of Prescott, as territorial secretary, of Arizona. . ' " : ' Young succeeds John H. Page, whose resignation was asked in the interest of harmony. The announce ment followed a 'conference at ,ihe white house of Taft, Hitchcock and Delegate Cameron of ' Arizona and Republican Territorial 'Chairman Hoval Smith. HARNESS THIEF TAKEN ' BY MARSHAL BEN COLES A number of small robberies have been committed In this city during the past few days and through the -vigilance of . City Marshal Ben Coles the thief wis arrested, and Is now In the county jail awaiting the ' Investi gation of the--grand jury. He was a waiter with the Sells-Floto shows and gives his name as George McNagel, ''Saturday P. W. Lee, local manager of the Colorado Telephone company had a set of buggy harness stolen and shortly afterwards a set of bar- ness was stolen from the barn of F J, Gehringi end also ft double-breast ed blue serga coat, belonging to Fred Logan, who was., working In the yard at the time. Dr. William Sparks on Monday had two sets of single har ness and pne double set taken, also a blanket and a wheel barrow. Gehring's harnewi was sold to H. O. Brown for $3.50; Lee's harness was disposed of to Clay & Havens livery barn for $8, while M. LC Cooley got the harness and wheelbarrow belong, ing to Mr Sparks for f U. . Marshal Coles happened to run across the guilty man yesterday wear ing the stolen blue coat, and imme diately placed him under arrest He waived a preliminary hearing when brought before Judge D. R. Murray this morning. Jury Lacks But One Man. - San Francisco, April 6. Twenty citizens from a special venire, the thirty-first summoned in the case, were examined yesterday In the trial of Patrick Calhoun, president of the United railroads, charged with brib ery, without the twelfth seat in the jury box being filled. Little time was lost by Counsel on either side in quickly getting to the state of mind of the talesmen, but with the excep tion of three, who were excused be cause of defective bearing all bad opinions which disqualified them. Ten Jurors have been sworn in and one has been passed temporarily and is subject to' pre-emptory challenge. Terrible Accident at Pittsburg. Pittsburg, Pa., April 6. Two boys were killed and six persons hurt to day when a car on the St. Claire in cline broke and plunged down hill. The car smashed and buried Its vic tims. ; '" " "' Nicaragua,, May Back Down '1,. , '"Washington', Apvil 6. Prospects are said to' be excellent for settling the dispute between the United States and Nicaragua growing out of the Emery timber cutting ' concessions, without resort to forcible measures. LOSS BY FIRE AT FORT WORTH SET AT FOUR MILLION TEXAS & PACIFIC RAILROAD LOST THIRTY-FIVE ENGINES IN BLAZE. Negroes Report to Polite That Fire Was Incendiary and Was Started by Negroes for Malicious Purposes. Fort Worth, Tex., April 6. Invest igation wbicn followed last Saturday a fire, which caused more than $3,000. 000 loss, repealed . the fact that th. Texas and Pacific railroad lost 35 in stead of 20 engines in the destruction of its roundhouse. The, burned area will be recuilt Two hundred chil dren were unable to attend school to day because of books and ' clothing lost in. the fire. - ; Negroes reported to' the police that the. fire was Incendiary and was start ed by negroes for malicious, purposes George Harris, a negro, Is,, under arrest."- . ;' .-. '; -. ' . Try to Kill Priest ; Tucson, Ariz, April 6. A supposed attempt at assassination of Father Gerard, the vicar general of the dio cese of Arizona and New Mexico, was made early . yesterday when an un known party fired a shot Into the priest's bed chamber. Father Gerard was absent from home at the time. No-reason for the act is known. The vicar,general has been stationed here many years and Is well liked. Demented Woman's Frightful Deed. Johnstown, Pa., April 6. Mrs. Wil liam Roberta, 30 years of age, threw her four children, ranging In age from four months to six years, out of the second story window and then Jump ed. None of the children were ser iously injured, but' the:, mother was fatally hurt probably. - She is thought to be demented. LIU BILL SHOCK T OMAHA GOV., SHALLENBERGER FINALLY SIGNS DAYLIGHT SALOON j ; : MEASURE. y '-, CLOSE PLACES AT EIEOT BARS CANNOT OPEN UP UNTIL " SEVEN O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. DELEGATIONS VISIT CAPITAL BUSINESSMEN SAY BILL IS ABRO GATION OF PROMISE OF j HOME RULE. Lincoln, Neb., April ' 6.--Goveipio Shallenberger today signed the Day light saloon bill, prohibiting the sale of liquor between the' hours of 7:00 m. and 8 p. m. Lincoln is filled with delegations of Omaha citizens, - Including one delegation : of 250 men, headed by Mayor fDalton,' who sought to induce Governor Shallenberger to veto the daylight saloon ' bill,., passed by the legislature, which limits the sale of liquor in the state between the hours of 7 a. m. and 8 p. m. A special train carrying nearly 1,000 Omaha business men arrived yesterday afternoon to urge the veto. The protestors argne that the bill is an abrogation of th? promise of borne rule for the state tn- tropolfo. '',..:-,. - "'"" ' r- Temperance workers appeared1 In" force, however, to urge the governor to sign the till. , Crocker Visits White House. Washington, April 6. Richard Croc ker, former Tammany chieftain, called on President) Taft at the White house yesterday afternoon. He is returning from a winter passed in the south. His call was purely social. The two chatted together In the executive of fices about horses and golf. Mr, Taft asked about Mr. Crocker's horses, one of which recently won . the famous English Derby. ' . WAREHOUSE OF MILLER FRUIT COMPANY DAMAGED BY FIRE The Miller Fruit company on Rail road avenue, was damaged to the ex tent of from $1,000 to $1,500 last night by a fire, which it Is suspected, was of Incendiary origin. It was discov ered between 7:30 and 8 o'clock. Pierce Murphey, manager of the company, was In the office using the telephone, when parties rushed In and Informed " him 1 that the rear of the store was on fire. The wareroom was opened and the place was foilnd to be filled 'With smoke, although no flame could be seen. f 'r People rushed up stairs to notify Mrs. Field and her three children, but SECRETARY OF INTERIOR ISSUES IMPORTANT HOMESTEAD ORDER Washington, 'April" 6.--Sref.ary Ballinger of the department of . the Interior has approved regulations un der the act of congress providing for an enlarged homestead In Colorado Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Arizona and New Mexico. ; ' The regulations provide for the making of entries for 320 acres of land of non-mineral, non-timber, non Irrigable public lands In the above named states and territories. . ..Non-irrigable land is construed to mean land which as a rule lacks suf VOTE CHANGE Iran HOUSE 8TRIKES OUT PROVISION FOR COUNTERVAILING j';, ' DUTY.1 '' ' LIMIT FIXED FOR DEBATES FIVE-MINUTE RULE WILL HERE AFTER BIND SPEAKERS ON PAYNE BILL. , SCOTT URGES DUTY ON HIDES WANTS DINGLEY BILL STANDING OF TEN PER CENT AD VA LOREM RESTORED. . Washington, April 6. The bouse to day overwhelmingly adopted the Ford new amendment to the . Payne bill striking out the countervailing duty on lumber. Mr. Fordney said, he Introduced bis amendment with great regret, be cause he thought: the provision ' It sought to Btrlke out was meritorious. "I. will vote for the amendment," he said, "but It causes me to sweat blood in doing it" Clark's substitute was then offered amending several sections, by placing lumber on the free ,11st. After a de bate, in which Tawney attempted to introduce a substitute, the chair gave the Fordney amendment precedence. A, limiting the debate on N the 'PaynS'trff Mil was adopted the house yesterday, by a vote of 194 to 178. Speaker Cannon then ordered the bill taken up for" amendment. Interest in the tariff centered In the house today, the senate not being In session. The general debate being closed by the adoption of 3 special or der yesterday, discussion . of amend ments proceeded on' a flve-mlnute rule. Scott of Kansas, prepared an amendment lestorlng hides to the (Dlngley bill standing, of 10 per cent ad valorem. . The Payne bill makes hides , free. The amendment to tb oil schedule will provide a 25 per cent duty on crude oil. they were already out of the building, but her kitchen is said to have been a mass of flames. Mrs. Field, it Is reported, has not been right for some ' time and the nieghbors fear tbat she will kill her children. It Is- stated that over a month ago, ehe told neighbors that three times parties would try to burn her up, but that the good Lord liked her too well to allow her to suffer. The Miller Fruit company, on the first floor, has suffered ; from ; fire twice in the past week or so. The company is using temporarily the vacant storeroom of Gross-Kelly & Co. on Railroad avenue. ficient rainfall to produce agricultural crops without the necessity of resort ing to unusual methods of cultivation soch as dry farming. Lands containing merchantable timber, mineral lands, or lands which may be Irrigated at a reasonable cost from any known source of water sup ply may not be entered under this act, and no one entry shall embrace In the aggregate more than 40 acres of land susceptible of Irrigation from natural sources. Lands which are subject to entry under this ect will be designated 83 TARIFF such from time to time and lists thereof .sent to the register and re ceiver of the proper local land office. Until such, lists have been received by the local land officers no application to enter will be received. . Entries must be in a reasonably compact form and in no case exceed one and one half miles in length. En- trymen for lands heretofore entered of a character which ' would bring them within the provisions of this act, may (if final proof has not been made and npon the classification and designation of their lands as falling within the provisions of this act- make an- additional entry, the aggregate of both entries not to- exceed 320 acres. Proofs must show that at least one- eighth of the area of the entry has been continuously cultivated to ag ricultural crops, beginning' with the second year of entry, and that at least one fourth has been cultivated beginning with the third yea? of the entry, and continuing to date of final proof. The law prohibits the commu tation cf either the original or addi tional entries made under this act. Section 6 of the act relates exclu sively to the lands In the state of Utah which does not have sufficient water suitable for domestic purposes as to render continuous residence possible. ' Entrymen of such lands after' they have been designated" as coming within the provisions of the act, will not be required to prove con tinuous residence, but they must re side within such a distance from the land entered as will enable them to successiuiiy rarm tne same as ret quired by rha act. Entries made un der this section, cannot be commuted Entrymen mvst show that not . less than one-eighth of the land entered was cultivated during the second year, not less than one-fourth during the third year and not less than one half during the fourth and, fifth years after entry. Applications and proofs may be, made before, the usual. off! cers. The first designation of lands out- side of, .Wyoming will be made from aaia now available la the course of the next thirty days and the lists of such lands forwarded to the respec tive local land offices within which time the formal regulations will also be Issued. ATTORNEY KELIOGG BEGINS ARGUMENT IN STANDARD CASE SEEKS TO DISSOLVE BIG OfL COMPANY A8 DANGEROUS MONOPOLY. Declares That Conspiracy to Restrain Commerce has Existed in United States Since 1879, St. Louis. April 6. Government At torney Kellogg, In his argument in the case seeking to dissolve the Stan dard Oil company, declared ; that the original twenty companies involved In the trust agreement of 1879 and 1882, were at that time competitive and Il legal under the common . laws. He said that the same conspiracy to mo nopolize and restrain commerce had existed until the present, day; It is Iiobable tbat arguments may extend Into next week. , Judge Hook asked Kelloyg if . It vere possible for a single person to effect a monopoly, whereupon the law yer answered, "If we can atretch the human Imagination far enough," It is possible to convey such a monopoly. Crazy 8nake's Son to Lead Posse. Muskogee,' Okla., April 6. Crazy Snake's son, Legas Jones, was taken fiom tb federal prison here yester day afternoon by United States Depu ty Marshal William Martin on the promise to lead the officer to the hiding place of his father, who has been sought for the past week by five companies of state militia.' Castro Cannot Land. 4 V Port of Spain, Trinidad, April 6. At the urgent request of the state department at Washington, the British government has decid- ed not to permit Clprlano Castro, former president of Venezuela, to land at Trinidad.. . . TEDDY SAILS ON BOARD ADMIRAL ;.-'. - LEAVES HARBOR AT NAPLES FOR STRICKEN CITY OF "fr ' , ' MESSINA. - C VISITS WITH KING OE ITALY 1 . . ' T- FRENCH PRESS DISPLAYS' GREAT CURIOSITY IN REGARD-TO ROOSEVELT. PRINT AMUSlNGJNTEinriEWS PARIS JOURNALS SAYS THAT HE MANIFESTED DISPOSITION TO PREACH. ' Naples, April 6."-Roosevelt and . .. . . . s party, aboard the Admiral, sailed for Messina tbis morning. Before going aboard the ship Roose velt thanked the head of the Neopolltan police for the protection afforded. The mayor of KapleB yes terday In audience conveyed the thanks of the Italian people to Roose velt and the American people for their aid in the earthquake. Roosevelt boarded the ship at 10 o'clock antf when the steamer passed out of the harbor many craft were illuminated In honor of Its departure. The French press la displaying great Interest and curiosity in regard1 to Roosevelt ' ' ' ,fWhen the Caesar of modern dem- WV. UV U'CT kill)-,, . J 11 1 W'V , . 1 .1 . Africa and America climb to their. wmttovt ami warnn rnA caravan rr publicity pass," is the way one, paper describes Roosevelt's Journey to east Africa. Th3 majority of the 'corre spondents who went to write of the former president, say he Is wrapped in himself, declare he talked freely about himsolf and manifested a dis position to "preach." Roosevelt referred to his pride la the American army and navy. "By preparing for war," he is quoted, "I was able to calm the impetuouslty of America against Japan." He is fur ther quoted as saying that the presi dent of the United States is more powerful than any European monarch. He pointed cut the Immense appoint ive power and power of making treat ies with only the consent of those h termed the rational regulators. now roll without me," he Is quoted as saying, "but with the Impetus t have glven, Taft will build the Panama canal, continue to Increase the mili tary and check the trusts if they be come too obstreperous." - r Meets King at Messina. , Messina, April .6. King Emanuel and Roosevelt met this afternoon on board the Italian battleship Reum berto in Meselna narbor. M ILL:, WRECKED BY TERRIBLE STORE! Marlon, TIL, April 6. A tornado- struck this rlty this morning and thj town Is partly wrecked. At Pittsburg, a small town east of here, two are re ported killed and several houses wer destroyed. The storm struck at 5:30 this morning.. ? - Knox DinttJ Japanese Visitors. Washington, April 6. Prominent government officials attended a din ner at the home of Secretary Knor last night given In honor of Merrs. Wada and Sakai, the Japanese exposi tion officials who are visiting this country. ! i i i -' ; . Charles Taft Visits Texas. New Orleans, April 6. Charles P- Taft, brother of President Taft, ac companied by his wife and daughter, left here today for Texas to look for the first time on the home that has been built recently for them on the banks of Corpus Christ! bay. '