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EAST LA 8 VEGAS, NEW - MEXICO, SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1909 AFTERNOON EDITION TROUBLE FOR BIG ZINC PLANT RECEIVER APPOINTED FOR LAN VON ZINC COMPANY OF V lOLA, KANSAS. , LARGEST WORKS IN WORLD CORPORATION CONTROLLED 40 PER CENT OF OUTPUT OF WORLD. FACES FOR ORE TOO HIGH DEFAULTED INTEREST ON COM PANY'S BONDS AMOUNTED TO NEARLY $500,000. Iola, Kan., April 17. Upon applica tion of Alton B. Parker, acting on be- nail or the Trust Company of Ameri ca, J. O. Rogero was today appointed receiver ror': the iLanyon Zinc com' pany, one of the largest smelting works in the world. ' ft----,, trt - T .......... company. . The petitioners,, declared there Is still outstanding $ 1.783,000 in the company's bonds, in which there u aeiauitea interest to me amount oi $483,000.; The Lanyon company con trols over 40 per cent of the nc out put of the world. Colorado Unaffected. Pueblo. April 17. F. B. P. Rhodes, superintendent of the ZTac smelter of the American Smelting and Refining company, said something of the na ture of this embarrassment had been expected of the Lanyon company be cause of the excessive prices they had been paying for ore. He said, he did not think the failure would work injury to the line industry in this state, but rather believed it would clarify the atmosphere.' He doubted whether the Lanyon company -con trolled 40 per cent of the zinc output of the world! ' TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE IN MASSACRE Alexandrerta, Asiatic Turkey April 17. Chlrstiins on the Pais coast have been attacked by Mussulmen. Two Christian vilayets have been burned over and the Lazarist mission is in danger. Several Hundred Slain. Constantinople, April 17. No con firmation has been received of the killing of Oi? two American mission aries at Adan a. The latest Intelli gence sets fcrth that several hund red Armenian aid Moslems were kill- quarter was burned. ." FIND BECKMAN GUILTY ; OF RPVOLTIXB CRI5IE John Beckmsn, who was arraigned before Justice Bryant, at Roy, on- the charge of having eommitied a criminal assault on Bessie Morr's, was found guilty, and bonnd over to await the action of the grand jury, which will convene a week from Mon day. The defendant was represented ty Judge Moore of Tucumcari wnile District Attorney C. W. O. Ward ap peared for the territory. The crime was a particularly re volting one. The victim, Bessie Mor ris, although twenty-five years of age, has the mind of but a eix year child. She is the daughter of Mr. and M.m. George Morris of Solano. Her men tal development ceased at the age of six years on account of illness and since then she has never been able to read, write or learn her A. B. Ca. Beckman, who is about forty year of age, was employed on the Morris ranch. Mrs. Morris was accustomed to going to an adjoining place, wheo she remained about three-fourths oi an hour each" evening,1 while she milked the cows and fed the chickens During this time she left the help less woman with Beckman while eh a was gone and It was then that he took advantage of her childish mind. Beck- man left their employ and it was not until it was found that the imbecile girl was with, child that he was sus pected. The young woman told her mother all about It and also testfflel on the stand and made an excellent witness in spite of her infirmity. There is a great leal of Indignation in the neighborhood. Held up in Daylight. ' . ;, San Francihoo, April 17. James M, Thompson, vice . president of the Thompson Bridge company, on enter ing his office today, with a bag con taining (3,500, found the 'bookkeeper tied in a chiir. . Turning his head, he was confronted by two masked men. One shot aim through the chest In flicting a serious wound. Grabbing the sack the men dashed for a bug gy, which one entered with the sack, while the other escaped. The fleeing man was chased In automobiles and captured. " Victims Number Twenty-Two. Torreon, Mex., April 17. News from Velardena, rhere the riots of Saturday occurred, tells of the furth er execution of rioters, malting zz now punished by death. Many riot ers fled to the mountains with sol diers in pursuit. An American store was sacked and the manager says he will apply to the American govern ment for an indemnity. 'ATTEN POOL CLEANS DP FIVE MILLION DOLLARS Chicago, April 17. The "Patten pool" has cleaned up between f 4,000, 000 and $5,000,000 on the May wheat deal, says the Tribune in a news ar ticle, and James A. Patten has pock eted fully Iwohirda.- Market everts estimate that the broker and his as sociates have sold, to the public twen ty million bushels of wheat at an aver age profit of twenty cents, giving a profit of four millions, besides the profit) on July wheat to say nothing of September and December options which he has scalped in market for a profit of from 2 to 5 cents, making total winnings not under five mil lions. ."' Indulged In Freedom of Speech. Columbus, O.. April 17. "Mother" Jones, the lebor agitator, Is here to address the socialists ' this evening, after which she will go to Auburn, N.- T. She eays she has collected four thousand dollars to be devoted to the release of four Mexicans, now held in jail in Arizona. She says the men are languishing in Jail tor "free dom of speech." . LARGE TRACT OFEORTIZ GRANT SOLDiT AUCTION Francisco-Delgado, of Santa Fe, in his capacity as trustee,' this morning at the east door of the court' house in Las Vegas sold an interest in the Antonio Ortiz grant to L. 6 Nelson of St Louis for the sum of $30,668. At the beginning of the sale there was spirited bidding for the land. "A. Al Jones opened the ball with a bid of $25,000; W. 'E Gortner followed with an offer of $26,000. There was scarcely a second's pause when Harry W. Kelly, thought he could afford to give $27,000 for the interest In the grant However, A.A. Jonesralsed him a thousand" dollars, W.- B. Gort ner then went him one better, and at this Juncture in the big sale a rep resentative of Mr. Nelson knocked the persimmon with his bid of $30, 668. Daring Attempt at Robbery. Seattle, April 17. A daring but un successful attempt to hold up the American , Sayings Bank and Trust company, was made this morning by an unidentified msn. The man point ed a revolver at the head of the pay ing teller and ordered him to pass over the money. The teller ducked and escaped, and the robber repeated jmonstrate to the world, the dependa the command to the secretary andDtiity 0f American-made automobiles fired at the same time. In the con fusion he made his escape. TAFT PL WOTABL TRIP WEST WILL BE TAKEN IF CONGRESS MAKES TRAVEL ING' APPROPRIATION. WILL INSPECT siiffliLiino:.:! INTENDS TO LEAVE. WASHING TON FOR MASSACHUSETTS ON FIRST OF JUNE."" " , URGED TO VISIT SOUTHUKD PRESIDENT WANTS TO SEE DEN VER, SALT LAKE, 8POKANE, -. . .' AND ALASKA,- ; V- Washington, April 17. President Taft, who believes the chief magis trate should keep In touch with the people, will make a notable tour of the country this summer, if congress continues the traveling appropria tion of . $25,000 made during the clos ing yeans of the Roosevelt administra tion. The "president will go to his cummer home at Woodbury Point on June 1 and Kill probably watch the maneuvers cf the reassembled fleet of sixteen battleships. The cost of the trip the president proposes to? take west will probably reach $17,000 and will Include a sailing trip to Alaska, Ha will probably Visit, the-on- nual encampment of the G, A. R, at Salt Lake, the Trans-Mlsslsslppi con ference at Denver and the National Irrigation congress at Spokane and the " Alaska-Yukon-Pactflo exposition at Seattle. Southern senators and congressmen are anxious to have President Tart visit their section and he may Include the south In his itine rary. . . .- E TOUR NEW ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY PLANS EXTENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS v ''. " : C. K. Durbin of Denver, secretary of the Albuquerque . Gas, Electric Light and Power company, and asso ciated with the public electric utili ties of the Queen City, and E. C. But ler, manager of the plant of Albu querque, are in Las Vegas making plans for a complete overhauling of the local power house, ' both being identified with the company which now owns the plant ' . . . , Both are most affable gentlemen, and they feel certain that within a few months Las Vegas will have as fine a plant and as excellent service as any city in the southwest Mr. Butler will assume the man agement of the local plant, but at the same time he will supervise the Albu querque system. He intends to leave here tonight for the Duke, city to move his family to Las Vegas and ROUTE OF GREAT RACE LIES Las Vegas, N. M., will unquestion ably be on the direct route of the Flag to Flag endurance run for the Wahlgreen trophy which will be held from Denver to the City of Mexico this fall, starting immediately after the close of the rainy season In Mex ico. The object of the run is to de- for the roads of the Great Southwest and Mexico. The pathfinding car, a mm FOR MISS GRANT SMUGGLED GOODS FROM FRANCE ARRIVED IN TRUNKS' MARK--. ; ED WITH HER NAME. ' ENTIRELY INNOCENT OF PLOT NAME WAS PROBABLY OBTAINED FROM PASSENGER LIST BY CRIMINALS. ' VALUED AT THIRTY THOUSAND THERE WILL BE NO COMPROMISE BUT GOODS WILL BE SOLD VT AUCTION. --Y ' San Francisco, April 17. Misa Ni. ne Grant, granddaughter of TJlysses S. Grant, and her aunt, Mrs. John E. Mason, disclaim any, knowledge of plot now being investigated by the ew Yorfc custom officers, to smug gle $30,000 worth of French" gowns Into the country. Miss Grant was asked if f he had trunks delayed at the custom house and upon negative reply, the trunks addressed to her were opened. Gowns were discover ed. Miss Grant thinks her name was obtained from, the passenger list by the smugglers and that the gowns were shipped in the hope that a con federate would call for them. .-'No Compromise. New York, April. 17. An offer to w'W -$S0,pQA to the United State gov-. ernment to settle (the smuggling cas es, now being investigated, has been made to Collector Loeb of the port of New York, but the offer was re fused, ' Loeb said there would be no compromise with the smugglers. It is announced that the goods will be sold at auction. Besides using the name of Miss Nellie Grant, it is said names of other women over the coun tiy have been used by smugglers. will be here continuously "lor two or three months. He states that from $15,000 to $20, 000 worth of materials have already been ordered for the local plant and that it will be given a complete over hauling. One of the most important Improvements is that the flat wheels will be taken off the cars and they will be given bright new coats of paint Beginning Monday morning the schedule of the cars will be changed slightly. The first car will be put on at 6:30 a. m., and it will run be tween the plaza and the depot only. At 7:30 a. m. the second car will be put on to run up Sixth street . Both cars will run all day until 9:30 p. m., when one will be taken off. The ire? mainlng car will. -be Tout until JO; 30 or 11 p. m. - ... ... Rumors that day electric light ser vice will be abandoned is declared entirely false. ENDURANCE THROUGH VEGAS Chalmers-Detroit 30, leaves Denver, May 1, with a crew which will secure the necessary detailed Information and photographs along the route. Sev eral possible routes have been under consideration, but it is now believed most probable that the most direct one is throu' New Mexico to El Paso and then following the' line of the Mexican Central railway. The line of the railroads will be followed as closely as possible and the distance by this route will be a little over 2,000 miles. The trophy is offered by G. A, Wahlgreen of Denver, pub lisher of Motor Field. Individual mo torists and clubs along the route are especially requested to render the pathfinding party all possible cour tesies and to send such information and photographs to the tour head quarters at 1748 Stout street, Denver, Colo., as may be used in mapping out and advertising the section of the country through which the moving caravan will pass. ' Cattle Sanitary Matters. As announced In The Optic last eve- ping, the' personnel pf the New Mexico; Cattle Sanitary board Is now as fol lows: Charles L. Ballard, of Roswell, president; E. Godwin-Austen, secre tary; fWm, C. McDonald-, Carrizozo, W. H. -Jack, Silver City, Filiberto Gallegos, Gallegos,. Union county; Cole Railston, Magdalena; W. J. Lin- wood, Raton, members. - . At the concluding sessions - of the board in this city yesterday, Chas. L. Ballard and Wm. C. McDonald were designated as a special committee to take care of the question of glanders. A committee consisting of Chas. L. Ballard, W, H. Jack and Secretary 3. Q. Austen was named to select suit able quarters in Albuquerque, the board having decided to remove th? headquarters office to that city. It Is more easy of access for members and is more centrally located. MAN TO ASSIST IN DEFENDING EIUEDEEEB Jackson, , Ky., April 17. When the trial for the second time of Beach Hargis on the charge , of murdering his father. Judge James Hargis, Is called Monday at Ervlne, Ky., one of the thirteen lawyers for the defense will be woman. She is. Mrs. Will iam A Young, whose. husband, also a lawyer, obtained the .acquittal of Eu gene Gardner for killing a negro at San Francisco". The .ittettse": will pe directed by Senator W. O. Bradley. Hargis has $40,000 for his defense. This includes all his mother's part of the estate left her by the parent he killed. To Welcome Japanese Ships. San Francisco. April 17. Rear Ad miral Swinburne in command of the Pacific fleet, arrived this morning and will remain ac this port with the bat tleship West Virginia and cruiser Pennsylvana, to welcome the warships Aso and Soya of the Japanese fleet, to arrive April 25. '" - Shoots Himself hi Consulate. , ; .Paris, Ap'il 17. John Bainbrldge, special agent of the united - States treasury department, attached to the consulate here, committed suicide by. shooting today. It is Relieved he was insane. . ' . ORGANIZE CASTLE OF ROYAL HIGHLANDERS The Royal Highlanders organised castle here last night and installed the following officers: C.A D. Anderson, P. I. P.; C. W. Mc Allister, L P.; Mrs. Mary E. Floyd. C. C.;,F. D. Fries, W; B.; C McClan- ahan, sec and treas.; De Soto H. Grant guide; Mrs. Nora E. McAllis ter, herald; E. L. Hammond, 1st W. .f Mrs. J. L. Tooker. 2d WT C.; Miss Adella A." Vigus, C. of A.; , Harry R. Witten, C, of 8.; W. . . A. Dillon, warder; Miss Ellen R. Floyd, sentry; De Soto H. Grant, Mrs. Julia S. Dil lon and J. L. Tooker, managers. Dr. Jno D. Hess, physical examiner. This stronghold now has a membership of 43. After the officers . were Installed a fine banquet was served and many of those present responded to toast). The lodge was organized by Depu ty' F. E. Dearth, who will remain here several weeks. He makes his home at 722 Fifth street NOTICE. - Something good for the Eagles and families, Tuesday, April 20, the broth ers of Aerie No. 1346 are invited to' a banquet at the lodge room, Fraternal Brotherhood halL AH visiting broth ers invited. VINCENT TRUDER, GUS LEHMANN, Committee. MAKES REPLY TO WHEAT king; SECRETARY WILSON OF DEPART. MENT OF AGRICULTURE SCORES CRITIC, ' . i PAHEff; OBJECT OF WRATH LATTER 8AY8 THAT" GOVERN MENT CROP REPORTS OVER ESTIMATE CONDITIONS. PRICE NOT DJEJO SCARCITY SUFFICIENT GRAIN IN AMERICA TO MAKE BREAD UNTIL THE NEW CROP. Washington, April 17. ' "If we seek an honest class of community, American farmers, we will not estab- ' lish the truth by going to the gam blers." - This declaration was ; made by Secretary Wilson of .the , depart ment of agriculture today, in an an swer to the criticism of James-A.,' Patten of Chicago, the "wheat king," who said the government erop report over-estimates conditions. "There is sufficient . wheat In the country at normal prices, to ;,make bread for America up to . the time when the new crop comes in and those who attempt to keep the prices up at the present rates, expect to get , , ...... . ,n. .". ' - . .: The reporters! of the department of agriculture are farmers nvms oa iu farms and know If anybody knows. A . ' I A. the hands of the farmers and a .ficti tious price has been created. The farmers are not beneficiaries and will naturally plant wheat and next year's crop will be abnormally large, when ' the gamblars will not be In the mar- net ana miscnier wiu uo uuu uj ma disturbance of the crop season. . To show that the scarcity of wheat i ' nnt the ' cause for the abnormal price. Secretary Wilson showed .that in 1908, the wheat crop was 665,000. 000 against 634,000,000 for 190f. DISTRIcf ATTORNEY ABANDONS SIX CASES Washington, April 17. United States District Attorney Baker today abandoned six cases, growing out of the sweeping . postofflce department Investigation in 1903. Among the cases dismissed because of lack ,of evidence are the Indictment against August W. Machen, who was general superintendent of free delivry; Tho mas :W. McGregor, one of his assist ants; Maurice Runkle, accused of con spiracy In tonnection with mail bag contracts; George H. Huntington, and Isaac McKiehan, Involving .contracts for package boxes. 'it-. II'PHERSON DEALS BLOW TO MISSOURI . .... . -1 -4S 1 - -. Kansas City, April 17. Judge Smith McPherson, in an amended decree. handed down In the United States court here today, reserved exclusive jurisdiction in the Missouri , rate cases and In effect, Instructed the state courts to keep out of the cases. The decree will dissolve the Injunction pending in the state court, started by state officials against eighteen rail ways to enjoin them from putting la effect a 8-cent rate. There will be revival services at the Baptist church tomorrow at il a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Preaching by Evan gelist T. Jos. Talley. These services will be the last of the series of meet ings iioW in progress. Everybody in vited to hear Rev. Talley's final mes sages to the people of Las Vegas.