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VOL. XXX, NO. 220
EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909
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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.

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