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FORECAST WE PRINT THE NEWS If You Read It Irt The Fair tonight and Sunday Optic, lt' So VOL. XXX, NO. 209 EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1909 FIVE O'CLOCK EDITION. COWBOY MURDERERS CAPTURED BT POSSE Officers Run Down Slayers of Deputy Sheriff Kent Near Folsom George Jamison Takes Blame for Killing. Special to The Optic. Raton. N. M., July 3. After on ol the mot sensational man hunts in the history of northeastern New Mexico, the posse which, yesterday left Fol- eom. Union county, under the leader ship of Sheriff D. W. Snyder, In pur suit of the rustlers who shot and killed Deruty Sheriff J. I. Kent and mortally wound id Sam Williams, an other depi.ty, in a battle between offi cers and cowboys on the Jamison ranch, 30 miles bouth of Folsom yes terday morning, today surrounded the outlaws on a remote part of the Jami son ranch. When the rutlers saw they were outnumbered five to one, and that fur ther resistance would mean their death, they gave themselves ud. Six in all were captured, of wnom three are the Jamison brothers. Gaorge Jamison takes all the blame for the shooting, but the posse believes he is trying to shield his brothers, Dan and Jim Jamison, who took part In the fight in which Kent was killed and Williams fatally wounded. Tlie posse, witn their prisoner? ar on their way overland to the county covered fiat there were al moo, In cluding Jamison, there. The men de fied the ctficers, and In a twinkling the battle was on. Kent and Wil liams fired fully 'fifty shots daring the fight, but neither Jamison or any of his companions were wounded they seeking refuge in "the ranch house. ALARM OF TIKE CAUSES PANIC IN BIG STORE Detroit, Mich., July 3. Half a doz en women were injnrtut and many frightened to a point ot collapsi this morning, when the cry of fire was given In the Kress ten cent store here. The building was literally Jam med with people and hundreds of wo men wer on the second floor looking for "baTgsins." Suddenly someone cried fire. In an instant the maddened women dashed Tor the exits. Fight ing their way to the stairs the guard rail was Broken and many were pre cipitated on the neada of the crowd be1w. vicinity, have been printed by the loc al Elks, who subscribed Individually the money required therefor,, and these will be distrlbutel free to the visitors as souvenir? of their visit to this city. The books have a cover, printed In purple and white, the Elks' colors, upon which appear the name of the city, number of the lodge and other proper inscription, while on the inside of the front and back covers, is a brief review of the city, Its. re sources and advantages, commercial-' ly, climatlcal and educational, and a history of Las Vegas Lodge No. 408 B. P. O. E. The book Itself is made up of beautiful views of the city and surrounding country. That it will many times pay for Itself in tire ad vertising and attention it will attract to Las Vegas goes without saying and too much credit cannot be given those public spirited Elks whose generosity made its Issuance possible. - The plan is to secure all the auto mobiles In Las Vegas for the purpose or taking for brief spin those visit- ors who wish 'o take in the city utner forms of entertainment for them will also be provided that will tend to show them that Lag Vegas, is on tbe map and on the map to stay. ' SAN FRANCISCO WOMAN HAS SUICIDE HABIT FAILURE TO HAVE FIVE . CENTS COSTS MAM $5,000 jail at Clpyton, where they will arrive I sometime this evening. ExciUment. t - tnlv 2 The lack of is at fever heat and a lynching is not improbable when , the Jamisons reach Clayton, , where the dead officer lived. The Jamisons, when they gave fhem selves up, hegged to he taken to either Raton or Folsom, fearing mob vio lence If placed in Jail at Clayton, where they have a bad name. How ever, their entreaties were not heed ed. Sheriff Snyder assured them he would give them every protection In his powe" ' and he is determined to protect the men at all hazards Jsham Williams, the other d?puty, who was fatally shot at tbe time Deputy Kent was killed, was rushed to Trinidsd Jrow Folsom on a special train this morning and placed in a hospital there, but he is reported In a dying condition. ' , & nickel to drop in a public pay tele phone, cost Oscar F. Neldt, formerly a councilman of this city, five thou sand dollars last night. He discov ered that his barn was burning, and hastened to the nearest telephone to summon a fire wagon. The girl told him to drop a nickel In the slot and discovered he had none. He begged and plead with the girl but she de clined to give him service. Finally he got another telephone and called the department wagons, after the fire had destroyed tbe ham. OFFICERS LED INTO AMBUSH BY RUSTLERS Folsom, July 3. Deputy Sheriff J. R. Kent of Folsom was shot and In stantly killed in a battle with six al leged horse thieves, and Deputy Sher iff Isham Willlamb, also of Folsom, was perhaps fatally wounded In a des perate battle yesterday at the ranch of George Jamiaon, which is located eight miles east of Chico, 30 miles south of Folsom. Kent and Williams went to the ranh to. arrest George Jamiaon who J is one of seven toothers, all of whom are well known to the peace officers. The warrant charged Jamison with cattle Btealing. The officers also had warrants for Jamison's alleged ai-com- plices. The deputies expected to find Jamison at home alone and anticipa ted no trouble in arresting him. Wh';n they appeared at the ranch and made known their mission, they diz- HANDSOME SOUVENIRS FOR VISITING ELKS Migration of the great herd of Elks from the east and south to the na tional convention of the order in Los Angeles will strike Las Vegas Wed' nesday,. wnen a special train, carrying over two hundred members of this order in the state of Kentucky, will pass through here, arriving a';out 7 a. m. The special will- nto, hire one hour. On Thursday morning at 7 o'clock, a special carrying New Jersey Elks, Is scheduled to arrive and remain an hour or so.. Closely following will be other Elk specials. Exalted Ruler W. M. Lewis, of Las Vegas Lodge No. 408, has called a special meeting of the local Elks for Monday night, wnai a r:eirtlon cm" mittee, consisting of Elks and their wives, will be appointed to extend cordial greeting to the visitors, whose stay ia what is soon to l-e firta'.cr 1 as Vegas, will be made an event which will not pass unnoticed on the part of the easterners and their families. Magnificent illuslrats'i booklets, containing views of Las Vegas and OFFICERS UNABLE TO GET ANY TRACE OF DOBBYNS San " Francisco, July That Kate Powers is not doomed to .die by her own hand is the conviction of tV emergency hospital staff, who treated the woman last night after her forty second attempt t take her life in th( last three years. Her favorite meth od Is chloroform, which route she hiu. tried thirty-'-- ' Four timer, has been washed from the ocean as as sound as ever and three times she tried hanging herself unsuccessful! SUSPECTED RAVISHERS HELD TO GRAND JURY Albuquerque. N. M., July 3. Pro- eopio Xaanea nr.d Jose Pfelffei-, 'a resieu on uie cnarge or criminally as saulting Mrst Goldy Marjoribanks - in the railroad yards here a week ago, were given a preliminary hearing here and held to the grand Jury in the sum of $12,500 bonds each. CELEBRATE ON JULY FIFTH BECAUSE INDEPENDENCE DAY COMES ON SUNDAY THIS YEAR URGES SANE OBSERVANCE MAYOR GOODALL ISSUES PROC LAMATION OUTLINING RE ' ' STRICTIONS BIG DOINGS IN PIAZA the twenty- four hours of the fifth of July, 1909, that it shall be unlawful to discharge fireworks -(except as are noted below) in that vacant portion within the city limits towards Green' lake, lying to the east of Fifth street and to the north of Baca avenue. In all other portions of the city of Las Vegas such discharge Is unlawful aa.l renders the person causing the same liable to arrest and punishment. At tention Is called to the fact that suC ordinance No. 311, "prohibits at all time! and places within the city Kir. Its, tbe firing of cannon crackers. thunderbolts, or any cracker larger tnan tne squib firecracker, or the dis- ( charge of all fireworks that may pe set off by friction or concussion, (e cept the common tissue torpedo.)" so that the discharge of these will M unlawful in the district above named where permission is given to dis charge other fire-vorks. K. D. GOODALL, Mayor. Attest: CHAS TAMMJ5, Clerk, r East Las . Vegas. N. ,M.. July 3. SOMETHING ON EYERY MINUTE THERE MONDAY AFTERNOON ' AND NIGHT PRELIMINARY SESSION EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION Denver, July 3. The opening activi ties of the National Educational asso ciation took place today when the na tional educational council met and heard reports from all over the Unit ed States on subject assigned last year. The meeting today is only preliminary to the regular sessions of the association. The convention prop er will begin Monday. ' RING LEADER OF ALLEGED SMUGGLERS IS ARRESTED El Paso, Texas, July 3. in the ar rest at Lampasas across the Arizona border, the Mexi:o authorities believe they have the leader of a smuggler gang concerned in the recent, big oper ations of smuggling Chinese across the border. POSTOFFICE HOURS, MONDAY, JULY 5TH The carriers will make one full de livery of mail Monday, July 5, The general delivery windows will be open from 8 to 11 a. m. The office will bs closed the balance of the day. Then will he no window delivery In the af ternoon as heretofore. Not the faintest trace of the where- that he resorted to this ruse to se- abouts of C. W. R. Dohbyns, the San ta Fe railway machinist, who escaped from the territorial insane asylum night before last, had been found up to late this afternoon, although the local officers, as well as special San ta Fe detectives up and down the road are on the look-out for the fugi tive mad nian. . ; s The supposition now; i8. that' Dob byns, has been feigning insanity, and cure his transfer from the territorial penitentiary at Santa Fe to the asy lum here, so he might have a;better chance to escape. If this be, true, then Dobbyns took advantage of the first opportunity offered to get away. As sympathy is with ' Dobbyns, he will more than likely, be aided In making good his escape by friends, who have believed all along he veas tne victim of over zealous railroad detectives PTIC WILL OBSERVE MONDAY AS HOLIDAY The Optic, together with Jhe banks, postoffice and stores will observe Monday as a holiday, which will be celebrated as the Fourth in both East and West Las Vegas. There will be a en- enal suspension of business on both sides of the Gallinas, the day being observed as a legal hoi- iday. The Optic, of course, will be out as usual on Tuesday even- ing, giving all the news of the two intervening days, together 4 with ang accidents or fires which may oscur as a consequence of the observance of . Independence special day. . r' The year 1809 is not the first time by any means that the Fourth of July has fallen on Sunday, nor will 1 be the last, although it Is unusual, for the nation's natal day to come on the seventh day of week. The Fourth came on Sunday in the years 1779, 1784, 1790. 1802, 1813, 1819, 1824, 1830, 1841, 1847, 1852, 1858, 1869. 1875.. 1880, 1886. 1897, and will again come on Sunday in 1920, 1926, 1937, 194.1, 1948, 1954, 1965, 1971, and 1976. As a result of the conflict in dates this year Independence Day in Las Vegas, as well as other cities and towns lnt the land, will he officially cel ebrated on Monday, the fifth. While the celebration here will be strictly Uocslj taklns plsce on the West aide in the plaza. It promices to furnish the necessary amusement for the small hoy and his, brother,' who for the past month have been saving their nickels and dimes for this most memorable occasion in the .Hfe of loung America. One fare for the round trip lg offered by the Santa Fe from all New Mexico points on the Fourth and fifth of July. Certain Restrictions Following a time-honored custom, Mayor K. D. Good all today issued an official proclamation with regard to the Fourth of July, in which he an nounces the suspension of the fire ordinance within a certain limited area,, outside of wfhich area the dis charge of fireworks of any kind will be unlawful and will subject the per sons violating the same to a heavy fine. - Mayor Goodall's proclamation sus pends the fire ordinance In that dis trict of the city lying east of Fifth street and north of Baca avenue, an 1 on the vacant lots extending out to wards Green's lake in the suburbs of the city. In this area and this area only In East Las Vegas, will the fire ordinance he suspended. The use of cannon crackers, thun derbolts, .exploding canes or any fire works exploded hy concussion or fric tion will he prohibited, the only ex ception being the tissue torpedoes Warning Against Fire Mavor Goodall particularly warns the people against danger from fire, and urges them to take every precaution to prevent a possible con flagration, which owing to the dryness of the season, might occur. Hose should be kept near at hand and in readiness for immediate use, while water should be used sparingly to morrow, so as to have an adequate supply at hand Monday In case of an emergency. No irrigating or spray ing should be done on the fifth, on this account alci. These rules as laid down by the mayor will be strictly enforced on the (East side. There 'will he extra policemen on hand to enforce the o- dlnance and to see that the city laws are obeyed to the letter. A close ad herence to the rules will minimize the danger of Injury to persons and from fire on the fifth. Mayort Proclamation The proclamation of the mayor reads: Notice is hereby given that Ordin ance No. 311, prohibiting .the dis charge of fireworks within the city limits, is hereby so far suspended for f OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF WEST SIDE EXERCISES The following is the off! fficlal , pro gram of t venU which will he Bulled orf on the West side plaza, Monday afternoon Fat men's race, first prize $3.00. Second prize. $1.50. Boys' foot race, 200 yds., first prise $1.00. Second prize 50cv . Boys' barrel race, first prize $1.00. Second prize 50c. Men'B foot race, , first prize $3.00. Second prize $1.50. Boys' watermelon race, first prize $1.00. Second prize 50c. Burro race, open to all, first prize $2.00. Men's Sleggel race, first prize $2.00. ' Second prize $1.00. Boys' potato race, first prize $1.00. Second prize 50c. : Bicycle race around park, open to all, " first' prfze $2.00. f 1 " Boys' egg-rac, first prize $1.00. Second prize 50c. N " " . Girls' foot race under 15 years of age, first prize $1.00. Second prize 50c. Men's sack race, first prize $2.00. Greased pole, first prize $L00 Sec. ond prize 50c. Boxing contest at 4:30 p. m, three round bout burlesque between San- ley Mitchell and Billy Papke; Hugo Kelly .vs. Aurillio Herrera, the win ners taking the purse. Concert by the Mayflower band at 10 a. m, to 12 m.; 2 to 6 p. m.; 7 to 9:30 p. m. Grand display of fireworks at 9:30 p. m. Indian dances by San Domingo In dians during the day. The E. Romera Hose and Fire com pany will have cl&rge of the games and races as they have in past years. TO VOTE ON INCOME TAX AGREEMENT REACHED BY SEN ATE TO TAKE ACTION MONDAY LIVELY DEBATE RESULTS CULBERSON OF TEXAS, PRESENTS AMENDMENT FOR TARIFF COMMISSION WOULD BENON-PARTISAN LATE YE8TERDAY CORPORATION TAX BILL PASSED UPPER . '. ; , pody .s . . MRS. GOULD REWARDS FRIENDS WITH GIFTS New York, July 3. Many attend ants in the court house, where Mrs. Katherine Clemmons Gould was given a decree of separation from her hus band, have receved presents from Mrs. Gould An elevator attendant to day received a gold mounted amber cigar holder with the , inscription: "With many thanks from Mrs. Gould." TRAMP MURDERS ENTIRE SOUTH DAKOTA FAMILY Aberdeen, S. D., July 3. J. C. Christie, a farmer near here, hi3 wife and daughter, 18 years old, were mur dered by a tramo today, whose name is not known. It is believed thi mur der was commtted In an attempt to get a large sum of money. Tha mur derer escaped. ' . - Washington. July 3. The income tax question was bronght up in the senate this morning and an agree ment reached to vote on it at 1 o'. clock Monday, on Senator Burrow's resolution, providing the submission to the states of an amendment to the federal constitution, authorizing the Imposition of an income tax. Senator Culberson offered an am endment providing for the appoint ment of ti non-partisan tariff commis sion, and to pay them ten thousand five hundred dollars a year.. Senat or Aldrich gald he did not believe the appointments. would he political and that, only eipeits would he Chosen. Senator Bailey said he understood from the newspapers that appoints ments in the census bureau were be ing made from a partisan standpoint, and if this was true, it was the first time in the history of the country. Senator Aldrich said he did not be lieve puch waa the case. Declaring that the trend of the times were toward non-partisanship Senator Root said it would be to de feat that end if the appointments were divided hetween the patlea. Sen ator Money sail he had united in es teem for the president, but he might do right and then a bad man, like the ice-president, for instance, might at point republicans to office. This brought a laugh from Sherman, who was presiding. The resolution of Culberson was re- ected by a vote of 45 to 17. By a vote of sixty to eleven, the senate passed the Taft corporation tax amendment to the tariff bill yes terday afternoon with all modifying amendments disposed of. Many dem ocrat voted with the republicans for the amendment. The test vote taken on the substitution of the cor poration tax for the Income tax re sulted forty-five in favor to thirty-one against. The votes were taken Just before adjournment for the day. CONVICTED MURDERERS ARE SAVED AT LAST MOMENT Zacatecas, Mex., July 3. Reappear ing at his home in the nick of time, Pedro Ortiz saved two men. When Ortiz disappeared several years; ago he was last seen with Ramon Zarate and Bibanla Lira. Later a body was found believed to be that of Ortiz. His companions were convicted of his murder. Both were sentenced to he hanged. Ortiz returned as the sen tence was to be executed. CONDEMNED NIGHT RIDERS win wwm COURT Jackson," Tenii., July' 3. The case against eight night riders, six of whom are under sentence of death, for the nurder'of Captain Quentin Rankin at Walnut Lodge, this -state, October 29, last, was reversed by the Tennessee supreme court today and their cases remanded for a new tr'a!- The killing of Rankin recorded onv of the most shocking murders !n the history of the sate and the conviction of the alleged murderers followed 9 sensational trial under pro tection of the state militia. Several deadly feuds have resulted from this trial find now that the condemned men are to have another chance for their lives, further trot! hie is. feared.