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VOL. XXX, NO. 187
EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1909
FIVE O'CLOCK EDITION.
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S A N Mr t
GOES
IT
8AL00NS ESCAPE BEING VOTED
OUT OF EXISTENCE BY NAR
. ROW MARGIN,
43 BALLOTS TO SPARE
LOCAL OPTION FIGHT IN ANCIENT
CITY HOTTEST IN CAPITAL'S
HISTORY.
RESULT A' SURPRISE
white ribboners were confi
dent of winning by big
majority,
Santa' F), M., June 8. Santa Fe
went ''wet" - in the local option election
yesterday by a . narrow, margin. Com-
era! wards today show a majority of
43 votes in favor of continuing the
saloons. Two of the four wards gave
a small majority for the "drya"
This tells in brief the story of one
of the hottest municipal elections of
the Capital city. For several week
past, or ever since the city council
ordered an election to be held to de
cide the liquor question, the campaign
for and against the saloons has been
waged and this campaign- continued
until , the dayjaf election. J
The temuerance advocates were
led by Mra. II M. Byrd and Mrs.
Katharine Patterson, member of the
Kational W. C. T. U., who have- been
In the territory a year past, and who
during , the last legislature made a
hard fight to secure the enactment of
an absolute prohibition or stringent
territorial local option law. They
failed In this,' and the result of the
election yesterday marks their second
defeat In tde war against the traffic
In Intoxicating liquors. . '
Open Alf Meetings. 1
Almost nightly during the past two
weeks open air meetings were held
in the Plaza at which stirring addres
ses were delivered by these leading
temperance advocates, by Mayor Jose
D. Sena, Judge John R. McFie, of the
district court. Attorney B. MJ' Read,
R. LBaca and other prominent citi
zens. A. M. Dettelbach, manager of
the local opera hou&e, was engaged
Plaza with his motion picture machine
throwing on a large screen pictures of
the famous drama "Ten Nights in a
Barroom." Because of the strong
support given the movement for pro
hibition by leading citizens of Santa
Fe, the White Ribboire'rs were conn
dent or vic'ory, and the result was a
great disappointment to them.y
Have Not Lost Hope."
"We have not lost hope, by the re
eult of yesterday's election, stated
, a prominent member of the local tem
perance union to a correspondent this
afternoon, but we' will at once lay
plans for' .mother campaign of longer
duration and greater effort. While 1
do not cave to openly .make the
(charge that any underhand means
were resorted to by the liquor dealers
to defeat "his election, I do know that
they were active in behalf of their ln-
. terests, although any work done by
them to win, was done on the quiet."
MRS. W. E. ANNIS CRAVES
FOR HOME AND CHILDREN.
New York, June 8. Mrs. William
E. Annis, who has been, appearing in
vaudeville to support herself ; since
the murder of her husband at , the
hands of Captain Peter' C. Hains, Jr.,
has announced that she will be mar
ried eoon to a local real estate brok
er. She says audiences have been
kind to her but she wants a home
and her children more than anything.
DIES TWO DAYS AFTER
"ARRIVING IN LAS VEGAS
' Roscoe Albright, who arrived in this
city last Sunday afternoon, aceom
panted by his sister, Miss Mary Al
bright, from their home at North Li-
berty, ' Indiana, died at his apart
ment this morning at 8:25 o'clock.
He was a young man twenty-two
years of age, and prominent in the
community where he lived. He. had
been sick tut a short time and made
the rip to Las Vegas, believing that
a change rf climate would be bene
ficial. The body has been prepared
for . shipment east by Undertakers J.
C. Johnsen & Son, and accompanied
by the bereaved sister, will be taken
to the Indiana home for burial on
train- No. 2 tomorrow afternoon.
SUBMITS SPECIAL REPORT - '
ON STOCK EXCHANGES
Albany, N. Y., June 8. Horace
WhMe, chairman of the committee ap
pointed by Governor Hughes to ' in
quire into the methods of business ex
changes!, particularly those of Wall
street, filed his report today. It will
not be made public until reviewed by
the governor. ' .
$1.15 PER SHARE FOB
PREFERRED R. R. STOCK
New York, June 8. The directors
of the" Southern Railway Company
today decided to issue a call tor. the
company's preferred stock for retire
ment June 15, for $115 per share
cash.
BLACK HAND SUSPECTS
ARE PLACED ON TRIAL
Fairmont, W. Va., June 8. W'
khe counsel table piled hign with
knives, revolvers and other -paraphernalia
of an alleged blackhand so
ciety, nineteen Italians arrested two
months ago were placed on trial here
today. Orazlo Frabelli, 19 yeara old,
whose initiation into the society caus
ed the arrest, testified he was forced
to Join after the payment of $25. He'
said he was approached by a country
man who raid he would be killed an
tes he Joined the society. The youth
went to th3-prosecuting attorney who
gave him marked bills with which to
Join. He faifl the members told him
rich men would be asked for money
and If tiey refused to pay one of the
society must kill each man so refus
ing. , . : "' ' . .; "
KENTUCKY FEUD LEADER
STILL ALIVE, BUT SINKING.
Lexington, Ky., June 8. Ed. Cal-
langhan, w5,o was shot yesterday from
ambush, is still alive today but he is
paralized from the waist down and Is
liable to die at any time. Blood
hounds ara still on the track of his
assailant. -
STRIKE OF HATTERS
ATVLAST SETTLED
Asbury, Conn , June 8. The strike
which closed two hat factories here
for theilaat five months was practical
ly ended taday. The men will work
as individuals for 90 days. At the ex
piration of that time the manufac
turers agree to withdraw from the Na
tional Association of Hat Manufac
turers and the union label will then
be resumed." '
CONFEDERATE VETERANS
IN REUNION AT MEMPHIS.
Memphis, Tenn., June 8. Today is
the first day of the Confederate vete
rans reunion . and the city is filled.
Trains are waiting for miles for a
chance to discharge their passengers.
The program began .at 10 o'clock this
morning.
LINOTYPE TROUBLE .
CRIPPLES THE OPTIC
Because of the breaking down
of one of the linotypes In The
Optic office, the paper baa been
seriously crippled . the past two
weeks. The loss of one of these
indispensable machines, to, a
newspaper can hardly be; appre-
ciated by an outsider. - How-
ever, evary effort to get the ma-
chine in working order ia being
made, and! It is expected to have
the trouble remedied in -a few
days. This 'explanation is not
made In the nature of an apol-
gy, but simply to ' account , for
the cutting down of the" usual
run of news.
AUTO DilSiil
INTO A
RIVER
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ACCIDENT IN CALIFORNIA CLAIMS
LIVE3 OF FOUR SOCIETY
' WOMEN. I
RECKLESS DRIVING CAUSE
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CHAUFFEUR LOSES CONTROL OF
SPEEDING TOURING
car. .- .J....,;.... r'
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HE SWAM TO SAFETY
HELPLESS VICTIMS WERE DRAG
GED DOWN BY THEIR CLOTHES
AND DROWNED. " . s
Knight's Landing, Calif., June ,8.
Four prominent society women were
drowned in the Sacramento river'faere
late last night, when an automobile
in which they were riding plunged in
to the river. The chauffeur last con
trol of tie machine while it was run
ning at a high rate of -speed along a
road skirting the river bank, and It
swerved from its course, toppling
ever a high bank Into the water. The
dead: .-.
MRS. W F. MIXON, wife of the
editor of the Woodland Mall.
MRS. J. H. MJNGAN, wife of the
postmaster of Woodland.
MISS MERIL DUNG AN.
MISS JTJXJA DTJNGAN.
The party was on a pleasure trip.'
The women were dragged down Dy
their dresses, when they were precip
itated into the deep water, while the
drnver of the car managed to save
himself by swimming. ; The bodieB
were recovered after an all night
search.
POLITICAL FOT IN
MEXICO BEGINS BOILING
City of Mexico, June 8. The politic
al" pot of Mexico is beginning to boil,
the office oi vlcepresident being the
bone of . contention. Roman Corral,
the present incumbent, has been re
nominated for the place, but the
friends ' of General Bernardo Reyes,
governor of the state of Nuevo Leon,
are becoming active in his behalf. It
is probable that during the latter part
of this year there will be many heated
poltlcal gatherings.
TOWN SCHOOL BOARD
NAMES NEW TEACHERS.
The town school board on the West
side met last evening and selected the
following corps of teachers for - the
schools which will open September 6:
Miss" Anna J. RIeve, principal; Mies
Eva Mae Tucker. Miss Maggie Ber
nard, Mies Ella Bernard, Miss Flor
ence Maeir, Miss Pita Sena, Mrs. Des
Marals, Mrs. Cobb and Miss Schaeffer,
teachers. .
POLICE ENFORCING
CLEAN UP G"XINANCE
The police department of Las Ve
gas, acting upon orders from the
Board of Health, is enforcing to the
letter the clean-up ordinance.! The
timeyl, hand-bill being distributed by
the police of the city, is wortiy of
publication for the information pf the
general public. The notification is
sued by the Board of Health against
unsanitary .nuisances v occurring
within the city limits is, mandatory
and limitel to five days only. The
hand-bill bove mentioned reads:
"Clean up! Five days from receipt
of Ihis notice, all residents and proper
ty owners of the .City of Las Vegas
must have their yards and lota clean
ed up. refuse of any kind will be
thrown in public alleys by residents
of the same. Alleys must be cleaned.
Ordinance No! 108 will be strictly enforced."
S3LLIVER IS
HOLDING
OUT
IOWA SENATOR OPPOSES ANY IN--CREASE
IN WOOLEN SCHED-
: ULE.
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TAKES SCOT AT WARREN
REFERS'TO WYOMING STATESMAN
AE "GREATEST SHEPHERD
SINCE ABRAHAM."
LATTER DENIES CHARGE
ASSERTS HE DOES NOT PERSON
AL LYy OWN ANY SHEEP,
HORSES OR CATTLE.
Washington, June 8. The aerate
today ihegan the consideration of the
woolen schedule.-.' Senator Do'liver
opposed " the ' finance committee"!
amendment, providing a return to the
Dingley tariff -rates and asked fox the
acceptance of the House rate, which
is a decrease. 'Tie increase made by
the finance committee is in accord
ance with the settled policy for a re
turn to the Dingley tariff throughout
the woolen schedule."
Iii defense of the hgher rates, Sena-
a tor .Warren, considered an expert in
woolens, explained the propriety of
maintaining Dingley duties;
Referring to the fact that the Wye-
f" - reputed- to be
owner of many cheep, Senator Dolli
ver declared ' Warren was the "great
est shepherd eince Abraham. . , .
Senator Warren disavowed the per
sonal ownership of a single sheep,
cow or horse, except animals for his
personal use, but added he was ' a
stockholder in companies engaged in
such Industries ' as1 he was in railroad
companies. CDolliver read memorials
from the manufacturers of carded
wool, asking an advalorem duty as the
just method of , protecting all parties
concerned.
Both Senators Warren and Smoot
insisted that all the top waste and
kindred wools brought into this
country supplanted Just so much
American wools. They said rags and
shoddy wools would come in under
the lower duty. .
Mr. Dolliver eald it would be better
to have poor wool for Indigent peo
ple than none. j
Senator Carter of Montana took
the senators through all the phases
of woolen ' manufacture in a lecture
in which were exhibited, a" chest of
woolen samples, explaining the tech-'
nical terms in respect to' wool. . He
maintained that the high rate should
be sustained. Many senators gathered
around the speaker's desk as he ex
plained the modes of manufacture.
WHEN A MAN SHOULD s,
BE ALLOWED TO 8WEAR.
Savannah, Ga.June 8. "Swearing'
when the home team is losing ia en
tirely . Justifiable," said Recorder
Schwartz, yesterday, Jn dismissing
John Brown, a business man arrested
at the hall park for profanity,
Brown admitted that he had indulg
ed in profanity but said he couldn't
help It He said Savannah slipped
behind and the slipping made him so
angry he )ad to express himself.
"A a rule," said the court, "I don't
approve of swearing but it is permis
sibe when the home team is losing."
ETANOELIST CAMPAIGN
BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY
Evangeli it E. E. Violett, who opens
an evangelistic campaign in the Na
tional Guard armory next Sunday
evening under the' auspices of the
Christian church is known as one of
the most magnetic talkers now engag
ed in the work of converting sinners.
Wherever he has held meetings the
great crowds that have attendedithem
have been a feature. The Louisville,
(Ky.,) Evening Post, has the follow
ing to say regarding a' meeting Evan
gelist' Violett held in Fulton, Ken- i
tucky, recently. , . '
"The largest crowd ever assembled
at a religious service in this city was
present at the Christian Tabernacle
Sunday night, when 2,500 people were
in attendance. The fight between the
Christians Of Futon and the "devil"
is now under good headway, with the
evangelist, E. E. Violett, leading the
forces. Two powerful sermons were
delivered by the evangelist yesterday,
and after the service hundreds Went
forward and grasped the evangelist's
hand, reassuring him their support In
the fight. Trains from every direction
brought psople to Fulton to attend
the meeting, and the greatest revival
wave ever experienced in this com
munity is being felt'
BALLOON UNIVERSITY OF
,X" 'ST. LOUIS BREAKS RECORD.
Indianapolis', June 8. It is con
ceded that the - balloon University
City, of SL Louis, which landed today
on Lookout Mountain, has broken the
record of 44 hours' endurance, and no
doubt -has won the long distance race
of the Aero Club of America. All the
balloons which started have now
landed. i
WOOL ADVANCING
ON BOSTON HABKET
Boston, une 8. Prices of ' wool
in the local market continue to ad
vance, but trading has fallen,' off
slightly, due it is believed to the
high cost of the leveL As it is esti
mated 90 pet cent of the new clip has
been sold, very little weakening In
values Is thought probable. Monta
na' wools ore selling at 25 cents and
manufacturers are paying 35 cents for
Ohio three-eigbU and 34 for quarter
blood. Both, worsted and woolen mills
in New England 'are. speeding up and
these are busier than at any time
since, the depression' of two ..years
ago. Combing and' . scoured wools of
all grades cell readily and the market
for, foreign wools is also active.
SERGEANT WALSH IS
GAINING ON WESTON
Denver, June 8. Battling with a
rain storm and bad roads. Sergeant
John Walsh, who is attempting ; to
outwalk - Edward Payson Weston, ar-i
rived in Denver last night after a 97
mile Jaunt yesterday. He was met by
a detachment from Fort Logan. Walsh
says he left Boston April 8 and will
catch Wenton before the latter
leaves Salt Lake City, and prove he
is a better .man than the 71-year-old
walker. He declares that be has al
ready gained 600 miles on Weston.
LARGE ENROLLMENT.
- AT SUMMER SCHOOL
This is ihe second week of the sum
. . . .j ..
mer scnool at tne XNew Mexico Nor
mal University. The organization was
completed and work was begun the
first day. Everything is working as
smoothly row as if the school had
been going on for a month.
The enro.'lment is very satisfactory
under the conditions. The total en
rollment, including the regular " stu
dents and special students. Is between
sixty-five Dd seventy, and there -are
a number cf others whT expect to en
roll soon.
Some of the teachers of the territo
ry who were expected, . and . who ex
pected to come, have decided finally
to give up the summer school for this
summer and attend the National Edu
cational Association which meets in
Denver in July. The fact that this
association has not met within easy
reach of the teachers of this territo
ry for fourteen years,; and. will prob
ably not -Jo so again,, for the same
length of time, has -caused many to
decide to attend it this year while
they have the opportunity.
Many of those in attendance are
from distant parts of the territory.
This is much better man to have
meiely lonal teachers. The - faculty
of the Bummer, school is as follows:
Dr. B. S, Gowen. Prof, J. S. Hofer,
Prof. J, , JL. Vaughan, Miss Margaret
M. Healy, JIJss Annie T. Aitken. and
Mrs. Mary McGinn.
NEPSANCHEZ
NOW ON
TRIAL
CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON
GIRL WIJH INTENT, TO ;
COMMIT RAPE. .
TERRITORn CASE IN
SEVERAL WITNESSES TESTIFY
TO ALLEGED ATTACK, IN- "
! CLUDING VICTIM. ,
ALIBI TO BE DEFENSE
JUDGE MILLS HANDS DOWN DE
CISION IN RAYNOLDS-HART
LAND SUIT. ,
The case of the territory vs. Nepo-
muceno Sanchez, charged with assault
with intent to rape one Lin a Garduno, ,
in East Las Vegas, at the corner of
Grand anl Main avenues, on the
night of the 12th of April last, has
been on trial In the district court
yesterday and today and will not be
closed until tomorrow. Una Garduno,
was working at. the Merchants' Cafe
and at 8 o'clock left the cafe to go
to her home on GTand avenue,, accom
panied by ner little brother and 'Eart
Murphy, who . had been snt to the
restaurant by her parents, to.bring her .
horhe. Ac jording to the evidence of
Lena . Garduno, . Frank. Garduno and
Earl Murphy, the defendant
.standing at the corner of the Vogt
Lewis etoru when they passed, aim.
He immediately turned and followed
the"m nntll taey reached the cor
ner of Main and Grand, when ' ( the
defendant, 'Sanchez, grabbed the. glrl
and dragged her about fifteen - feet
eastward on Main avenue. The two
little boye srtuck at him and tried to
beat him off, and the girl struggled
and screamed and kicked the defend
ant, until her, cries alarmed the neigh
borhood and several electric lights
were turned on in the houses in that
locality, and the defendant ran away.
This was .he case for, the territory;
the three witnesses positively identi
fying the defendant'
The defense is an alibi, the defend
ant attempting to prove by relatives
and friends that he was at a party
at the house of one Amalla Borrego,
and that, he could not possibly have
been at the place of the assault at the
time it occurred.,,;
This caso will .probably continue
over tomorrow. A morbid crowd fill
ed the court room today, eager to
hear the testimony. 1
Hart Wins Land Case.
In the case of Jefferson Reynolds '
vs. Alphonso Hart to recover a com
mission of $2500. claimed by the plain
tiff to have been earned by him in
negotiating the sale of the Hart tract
of land on the Las Vegas grant to
R, A. Morley, Judge Mills today In
open court handed down an opinion
in favor of the defendant, Alphonso
Hart It will be remembered that the
Las Vegas grant board deeded to Al
phonso Hart of Washington, D. C. a
tract of fifteen thousand acres of land
lying about six miles north Nand east
of the town of Las Vegas, in the vic
inity of Onava, for his services in
securing a patent to the grant to the
town of Las Vegas. Sometime later
this tract of fifteen thousand acres
was sold to Richard A. Morley through
the Harris Real Estate Agency, but
the testimony developed that Jeffer
son Raynolds for some months was
the representative of Alphonso Hart
and endeavored to sell this property.
After purchasing the property from
Mr. Hart through the Harris agency,
in a very .short time, Mr. Morle re
sold the fifteen thousand acres at six
dollars per, acre, making a profit In
a compara'ivtly short time of $45,
000. i
COL. C. L. BALLARD
VERY ILL AT ROSWELL
Sheriff 'C L. Ballard of Chaves
county, wno is a member of the New
Mexico Cattle Sanitary Board, is re
ported Hi rf pneumonia at his home
in Roswell.

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