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THE NEWS WEATHER FORECAST if ycu F.tid It in The 0 JSSsssafcv Fair ton!ht ni Sjnaay. Cptlc lt' &o FIVE O'CLOCK EDITION. VOL. XXX, NO. 220 EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909 v .- N MANEUVERS ARE IN-FULL 1 A TOTAL OF 230 SOLDIERS PAR TICIPATING IN ANNUAL EN CAMPMENT SANITATION IS SPLENDID GUARDSMEN SATISFIED WITH FOOD AND HOSPITAL TENT IS EMPTY DISCIPLINE VERY STRICT ATTEMPT TO RUN THE LINE RE SULTS IN IMPROMPTU COURT MARTIAL The thi'-d day cf the territorial Na tional Gunrd encampment finds plen ty of enthusiasm and "the soldiers a'e now buckiing down to the real work and drill of tha assembly. The ar rival ol the Las Cruces and Silver City companies helped to, " get the camp into better order, and today there was a spirit of soldiery, not manifest before among the members of the territorial militia. Yesterday afternoon Company A of Las Cruces, and Company D of Silver City, arrived in the city, and the members were taken out to, the en campment grounds on the electric ars Major W. C. Porterfield was In command of the detachment, and un der him were Captain Dessauer of Company A, with. Lieutenants Eames and Baker. Company D had no lieu tenants, but was under the command of Captain Bail. These two compan ies are among the best in the terri tory, and showed the result of much drilling, In their short march vp the Tilll, to thi camp, from the end cf the car line. Camp Inspiring Scene The camping prounds present a scene that would repay one coming al most any distance to witness. There are Just forty tents, and all are ar ranged according to approved military methods, streets being laid out, and the cook tents being set apart. Each company has all its tents in a "certain part of the field, and has it? own guards on! duty. From a short dis tance the grounds look like a tent , city, if it were net for the sertinels that march up.anj down their .espec tlve lines. These sentinels preserve order, and are changed ' everv two hours, so that there is always, some ne on d':ty patrolling the Held. Sanitary Conditions Excellent t Captain A. S. Milliken of Silvor City, reports that the sanitary condi tions of the camp are excellent, and that not one member of the' national guard is in the hospital. There are, however, in each troop one ot two men who are excused from duty tem porarily en' account of sickness. In Company L these men are Babbitt and Sullivan. Captain Milliken further -reports, that he is about to make an an alysis of the drinking water, as he has some doubts as to whether n is absolutely free from all organic mat ter. If tl is is found to be th$ case, it will necessitate the carrying of wa ter by, the soldiers from the main ret ervoir of the Agua Pura com pany. Captain Milliken says that the men as a whole are verv -areful against contaminating the camp in any way, so much so that they are far ahead of any other encampment in this respect whiili has taken place in the territory. - The soldiers told . a, representative of Tbfi Or.tie that they were perfect- r satisfied with their food, and were lona in their praise of Capt. Hfeld, who has charge of the commissary de partment, he beij-g.the camp, quarter masl er. , . Strict Pisclpline General Ford la making one nno vat'en In the territorial encampment that is ac the same time absolutely v necessary, and one that should serve as a precedent hereafter in meetings of 'hifc kind. This is in the matter of d.scipllne of the Boldiers. General ForJ has established picket fines, through vhirh no soldier can pas? without a perm:t. ' Furthermore no guardsman will tt allowed to come to town without permission, and even if they succeed in doing this It is. required that they return before thi call to' quarters at 10:45. Last night some of the mei came to town and did not return on time, but instead tried to pass the guard. They were caught and plac-jfl under arrest , and this morning General Ford and the other commissioned officers sat at a summary court over these men, and flnea them for not obeying orders. General Ford has had It announced that any recurrence of this attempt ed running of the picket lines will be followed to the extreme, and possiblv the next offenders may be court mar tialed. 230 Sold'ers in Camp This morning there were reported to be just 230 men taking part in the encpmpment. This number while not as large as had been expected, is nevertheless verv creditable, consld- erinr the email appropriation that was made for the encampment by the fed eral government. One of the most noticeable fea- t u re 3 of the encampment is he ex treme courtesy that Is shown to all visitors, by both officers and men. General Fcrd and his staff are espec ially courieous, and do all that Is in their power to make visitors carry away a most pleasant recollection of thel treatment while at the camp. Battalion Parade Sunday The pr gram tomorrow consists of but one feature, a battalion parade at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. At that hour all the men in camp will be mus tered on the fieli and a parada held. A battalion parade of this sort is very inspiring, and it ' urged that as many townspeople as possible go out to the field and witness it. Dally Progran . The daily prosram, except S'indays, and upon those days when there is a special order of events, is as follows: Reveille ,.. 5:45 a. m. 'Assembly 6:00 a. m. Breakfast 6:15 a. m. Guardmount .. . . 6:35 a. m. Target practice .. 7:00 a. m. Maneuvers 7:00 a. m. 1st Sfet's Call ... 11:30 a. m. Recall from Target practice 11:50 a. m. Dinner .. .. .... 12:00 noon Target practice . . 1:00 p. m. Retreat 6:10 p. m. Fatigve call . . . .Supper .. Sick call . '. . . Call to quarters Taps , .' . . . , , .""7:10 p. m. . . 6:30 p. m. . . 7:30 p.' m. . . 10:45 p. m. .11:00 p. m MILITIAMAN ARRESTED FOR DISOBEYING ORDERS This afternoon Richard W. Smith, a member of Company L was arrest ed by a commissioned officer and six soldiers who were sent to the city from the encampment grounds and taken to the rifle range to answer to a charge of ignoring military orders to report for duty at the annual man euvers. It is reported Smith laughed at tepeated warnings to Join his company with the result that force was restored to. - Unless he can satis factorily -explain his absence, he will likely be court-martialed. SECRETARY OF WAR . . TURNS TRUST BUSTER Washington, July 17. The Amer ican regular soldi' t will neither 'be fed, clothed or armed by tlje trusts In the future if Secretary of War (Dick inson can prevent. He has directed Brigadier General Sharpe, of the com missary departmon to enter Into no contract with a corporation which is a party to a trust or a combination In restraint of trade, or any agerit of such concern. - FATAL ACCIDENT ON INTERURBAN CAR LINE wapakoneta, Ohio, July 17. A car on the Western Ohio Electric line overturned at Njw Bremen today, kill ing the conductor and a'lirieman and injuring several passengers. The mo torman lost control of the car on a cu-ve. MOTOR CAR IN FATAL PLUNGES INTO EXPRESS TRAIN AT RAILROAD GRADE CROSSING VICTIMS NUMBER THREE DARKNESS PREVENTED EITHER DRIVER OR ENGINEER FROM SEEING RUNNING ATJULL SPEED AUTOMOBILE REDUCED TO JUNK BY FORCE OF THE COL LISION New Ycrk, July 17. Edward Hur ley was instantly killed and Allen Peny and Archie Tappan fatally in jured, when their automobile crashed Into an express train on the Long Is land railroad early this morning. It was dark at the time of the ac cident and a heavy mist obscured the heaf light of the engine drawing the train as well as the lights on the au tomobile. The latter was runn'ng at fall speed and the force of the Im pact was terrific, the motor car be ing reduced to junk. The occupants of the machine were thrown a consid erable distance and badly mangled. Patrick Monahan was killed while walking- .cross a railroad trestle on his way.tc the 'scene of the accident. CRASH TRAGEDY AT ENCAMPMENT AVERTED According to a story told an Optic reporter this afternoon by one cf the members of the territorial militia en camped on, the rifle range, a deplora ble tragedy was narrowly averted at the camp at an early hour this a. m., when the sentries attempted to pre vent a nurob-er of soldiers who had over-stayed their leave In the city, from running thi picket line. The' sentinels believed that they hid been supplied - with blank cartridges for ammunition, that is ammunition witii a waxed paper bullet, compara tively harmless in its nature, but capable f stinging a human target within a range of twenty or thirty yaras. According to the story told by the guardsman alluded to, he had not HARRY PAYNE WHITNEY STIRS New York, July 17. Charges made by Harry Payne Whitney, of the American Polo team, at a banquet In Tjindon last nicht. that the conduct of the American Olympic team 'last year was disgraceful, has created a storm of protest here. James E. Sul livan, U. S. commissioner to the games, makes a positive denial of the charges and says: "Whitney is not in a position to know anything about American ath VETERAN 107 YEARS OLD TAKES IN CONEY ISLAND New u York July 17. Alexander Hariette, 107 yeas old,' a. veteran the Mexican war, missing from his home Itr Yonkerg fer two weeks, was today found ' enjoying the sigths of New York. Hariet'.o told the officers his relatives believed him too old ULTIMATUM ISSUED BY TAFT DECLARES PEOPLE OF COUNTRY DEMAND REVISION DOWN WARD TAKEN AS GENTLE HINT FRIENDS SAY VIOLATION OF PAR TY PLEDGE MEANS BILL'S , DEFEAT . SURE TO HAVE EFFECT STATEMENT 13 EXPECTED TO AWAKEN TARIFF CONFER' . ENCE TO ACTION Washington, July 17, The state ment made by, President Taft yester day that he considered that the repub lican platform and 'he people demand ed "tariff revision downward" was to day, made clear thai be intended the statement virtually as an ultimatum. Some regarded It as barely a con cealed threat to veto the bill If It reached him in such form aa to be unfaithful to the promise of the party. otners regard me statement as a club to reduce the opposition to down ward revision and shorten the long j fight ' It it believed the president's etate- i ment will has e profound effect on BY I1AIRSBREADTH been supplied with blank cartridges, but had his Springfield loaded with steel bullet cartridges. He observed a man attempting to run the line and when he failed to halt, shot high to scare him. He failed to halt ot the warning shot, and the sentinel then pulled down on him, intending to shoot him x All that prevented him doing this and probably kill'ng the man. was that, the live targat had circled aiound one of the tents and succeeded in giving him the slit). Today eteps were taken to pre vent any soldier making the mistake that almo&t caused a tragedy last night. Not one of the militiamen will be allowed to have genuine ammuni tion unless he is engaged in actual target practice. UP LIVELY ROW letes. We met opposition of every sort, fair and unfair, that the English officials could devise and had to fight for our rights which any other coun try would have insisted on giving the visiting athletes. I was present all the time and failed to see any thing in the conduct of our boys war ranting the charges of Mr. Whitney. If he makes specific charges I will see them answered and prove him wrong." and feeble to leave the house alone and he determined to show them he was "Just as young as he used to be." He had been to the theatres, lu Coney Island and bad had a fine time. He protested vigorously to returning to Yonkers. both conference committees and the senate and house. Outlook Discouraging "Do you happen to know," asked one of the senate tariff conferees on bis way to the meeting today, "wheth er the president's attitude regarding the tariff was correctly reported this morning?" The question was address ed to a newspaper man who assured the senator that there was no doubt but that the president was correctly represented. The senator was evidently much depressed and uncertain as to the outlook. 'Then," he said "the outlook is discouraging indeed. While it Is not stated in so many words, that the president will demand free raw material, such is the tendency and if such should be the demand, It looks impossible to get a bill with free raw material through the senate. For in stance, I do not believe the senate could be Induced to pass a, bill put ting hides on the free list." Between Two Fires ' The tariff conferees this morning considered the cotton schedule. Sen ator Payne stated that he thought the specific duties placed by the senate should be higher than the house ad valorem which they replaced and ask, ed time to investigate. The fight In the conference is not between the senate and houee, but between the president and both, houses. The question is how much the conferees can concede to the president and still secure an acceptance of the confer ence , report. The . conferees have agreed on a reduction of five per eent In the Dlngley rates on women's and children's dress fcooda. - JACK LONDON PASSES THROUGH LAS VEGAS Jack London,, the noted traveler, an thropolcg.ft and writer, nassed through the city this afternoon on No, 1, on his way to California, accom pan'ed by his wife. During his brief stay in tl is city he was interviewed by i. representative of The Optic, but on account of his short stay, and alo becnuse las Vegas Is tbe regular dinner station for No. 1 the Interview was necessarily somewhat curtailed Mr. London said that he was mere ly passing through New Mexico, and was hardlv prepared to state Just wha; ha did think of it, although be was enthusiastic over its climate, re marking many times upon the clear, fresh and bracing air. Mr. London is perhaps one of the best known Americans living at the present time. Although his life's work been devoted to traveling and lit erature, nevertheless he is a very e thinker along scientific lines. Pertaps one of his most widely read words is "Befo;e Adam," and this book ture. besides being a model of litera ls also used by many schools universities as a text book,: on and anthropology. BAND CONCERT AT ENCAMPMENT GROUNDS A feature of tomorrow's program at the rifle range, where the New Mexico national guards are encamp ed, will be a concert by the First Regimental band between 4:30 and 5:30 o'clock. The band is one of the finest musical organizations in the southwest and it is Bate to' predict that a record breaking crowd will be at the rifle range at this hour to hear the music and see the soldiers drill. MQTHER PREFERS DEATH TO INSANE ASYLUM ''eso. July 17. Murder and sui cide rathtr than confinement in an in stitution for the feeble minded was thp choice of Mrs. Annie Schenkle, whose body was found in a gas-fiUed room witn her two little sons, tged ? and 11 years, today. The husband contemplated putting her in an asy lum and it is supposde the wife had learned. of his plan. .-, DISDUTE OVER BREWERY - ENGINEERS STILL UNSETTLED Denver, July 17. The dispute""be- tween the Butte breweTy workers and the Western Federation of , Miners over the control f the brewery engi neers, occupied the miners this morn- tag. -"Mother" Jones addressed the convention this afternoon. MORE RIOTS AT H'KEES ROC STRIKERS DEFtf CONSTABULARY AND ATTACK OFFICE FORCE WOMEN GOOD FIGHTERS WITH BABES ON ONE ARM ' AND BRICKS IN OTHER THEY WADE IN ' . ( UNION ISSUES AN APPEAL CLAIMS CONDITIONS AT. STEEL . PLANT ARE INTOLERABLE AND ASK AID Pittsburg, July 17. Although tha strikers feel great animosity as a re sult of the refusal ot President Hoff 8cott ot the Pressed Steel Car com pany to receive a delegation of strlk-' era under any consideration, the strike leaders have isuued orders for the strikers to stick close to their homes today, ; ! ' A' meeting of the striker is sched uled for late this 'afternoon to ask the mayor ani city officials to put an end to the strike or fotce arbitration. An effort is also being made to finance the strike for an extended period. A brief battle Jast night followed an aiDempt to land a consignment of cota for ,the non-union men within . the stockade. The office force was attacked on lta way to work this morning and driven ,back to the ferry boat by the strikers. Fourteen strike leaders were arrested. The company Is prep" aring to resume operations with as many men as possible. In the attack on the officer foice, women with, babies on one arm and a brick or piece of alag( in the other hand, out- stripped the men In fighting. , A committee of the building trades council of the American Federation of Labor, issued a statement today say ing that conditions at the plant were intolerable and asking flananclal aid from the general public for the strife era. Rioting broke out yesterday at the plant of the Standard Steel Car com pany at Lyndora and a fierce battle oc curred there this morning between American workmen and foreigners. The constabulary is fully occupied at McKeea Rocks. NAMET ESCAPE DEATHJN ACCIDENT Airs. I. K. Lewis and Mrs. Edward Sanders were th.j victims of an acci dent about 9 o'clock last night, which came very near lesulting in serious if not fatal injury to both. While driving lack to the city from the rifle range at the hour bbove stated, and at i point about half a mils west of J. P. Geyer's residence on the boulevard, the horse plunged into a ditch, overturning the buggy and pinning the two Women baneath the rig. In Its frantic efforts to regain Its feet, the frightened horse dragged the buggy to one side, thus releasing the occupants, who by this timo were screaming for help. Their cries were heard by several militiamen, who were on their return to camp from tovn, and they hurried to the assistance of the women and caught thi hors. ' 1 Both ladies who were painfully cut and bruised, were assisted to the Gey-: er place, where they remained until an automobile !rom the city arrived and took them to, their homes. The nosa was only slightly injur ed, hut tbe bugjy was completely demolished.