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WEATHER FORECAST WE PRINT JHE NEWS If You Read It" In The Optic, It's So. Cloudy Tonight and Friday;, Colder. " r-. --- . . r ... j VOL. XXX, NO. 289 EAST LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1909 FIVE O'CLOCK EDITION. WILDERNESS ENVELOPS TAT PRESIDENT PENETRATES HEART OF THE FAMOUS YOSEMITE ) VALLEY TWO DAYS OF GOOD BEST will enjoy brief respite from his strenuous 'journey TRAVELING NOW BY STAGE TREATED TO SOME OF MOST " MAGNIFICENT SCENERY IN CALIFORNIA ' El Portal, Calif., Oct 7. After ar riving here at 7 o'clock this morning, President Taft abandoned the railroad for the stage coach and Is thus travel ing through the Yosemite val ley to the famous big trees. The president will enjoy eight hours' stage riding before he reaches Wawona, where he will spend the night, before etartlng to penetrate the wonderful Sequoia grove. Luncheon will be serv; ed today at Chinquapin. The rest from ' cheering crowds for three days with no speeches to make until he reaches Fresno, on Sunday afternoon, Is ex pected to put the president In good shape for the remainder o'f hlsrip. The president will probably spend Friday night at Glacier Point, return ing to El Portal Saturday and resum ing! Journey--Us Ael-Sra-j aay morning, jouu muir ttuwiuyauiBu the president today. At the president's request the escort of a troop of caval ry was dispensed with. "PAT" M'ELROY PRESIDENT FIREMEN'S ASSOCIATION (Special Dispatch) Carlsbad, N. M., Oct. 7. The New Mexico association of Volunteer Fire men meeting here In annual session, have elected P. D. McElroy, of Las Vegas, president of the association for. the ensuing year. McElroy Is a mem- l -f COLDER WEATHER .WITH- RAIN IS PREDICTED , -f Denver, Colo., Oct . 7. High -f -f pressure on the Pacific coast in- -f dlcates rain and much cooler -f weather tonight throughout Col- -f orado, Wyoming, New Mexico f and -Arizona, according to the f U. S. weather bureau. The cold f wave Is expected to be the first -f real touch of winter. A general -f warning has been issued. - COMMERCIAL CLUB SELLS IIS INTEREST IN MASONIC TEMPLE The Commercial club of this city has sold its interest in the second floor of the handsome Masonic Tem ple on Douglas avenue, to the Mason ic Building association, owner of the building proper. The price paid is in the neighborhood of $12,000. This, deal has been pending for some time and Its consummation does not come as a surprise. At the time the Masonic Temple was built, the plans at first called for but two floors. The Montezuma club, which 1 was in existence at that time, enter ed into an agreement with the Ma- , sonlo Building association, to stand the cost of an extra floor, provided the building was made three stories. The proposition met with favor and the building was made a three story structure. 'At the time of the consolidation of the Montezuma club, the Board of Trade and the Commercial club, into one organization, the present Com mercial club, the latter assumed the indebtedness originally incurred by the Montezuma club, and took over the second floor of the Masonic Tem ple, the present elegant quarters of the club. At the time, it was agreed that at a certain time the Masonic Building association should have the ber of the E. Romero Fire and Hose company Jn his home city and one of the most popular members of the as sociation. He succeeds B. Ruppe, of Albuquerque. , s Today in the contests ' for prizes, first honors went to the Santa Fe Are departmentits team winning the $100 cash nrlze In" the dry test. This team also won the second prizes, $25 each, in the ladder climbing and double coupling events. Eleven teams were entered and the contests were very exciting. The meeting closes tonight with a smoker at which the visiting firemen will be guests of the Carlsbad department. Las Vegas i seems the most likely candidate for next year's meeting,, its representatives at the convention mak ing a determined fight. NEW MEXICO MILITIA CHALLENGES REGULARS (Sp.eclal Dispatch.) Santa Fe, N. M., Oct. 7. "The New Mexico National Guard members are not molly-coddles," said Adjutant Gen eral R. A. Ford emphatically today, "and will take part in the war maneuvers of the regulars next -year. The Associated Press dispatches yes terday applied only to the Massachu setts militia, which flunked in the 're cent maneuvers: It will be optional with the militia in the future whether to participate or to do lighter duties, but the New Mexico boys will take all that Is coming to them." DEAL ON FOR PURCHASE ' OF LAST CHANCE MINE Silver City, N. M., Oct. 7. The pending sale of all the mining prop erty of the Ernestine Mining com pany, including the wonderfully rich and productive Last Chance mine, the company's mill (now running at its full capacity), water rights, etc,; lo cated at Mogollon, to E. A. Wayne comes as a fitting climax to the sev eral unusually large mining deals which have been consummated during the present year in the section of New Mexico directly tributary to Sil ver City,. While the actual transfer has not yet been made. It has been learned that a company capitalized at $3,000,000, will take over this val- pi.(tpjrry at. an early date. PASSENGER TRAINS BEHIND TIME TODAY The passenger trains have again been badly out of gear for some reason today, the first section of No. 1 this afternoon being the only train to reach the city on schedule time. No. 7 from the east is reported on time this evening, but No. 9 is running nearly an hour late. The second section of No. 1 from the east this afternoon came in an hour ,and a half late and No. 2" from the west was an hour and a half behind card time. IRISH CHAMPION TO CAMPAIGN IN AMERICA London, Oct. 7. T. P. O'Conner sails shortly for the United States at the request of John E. Redmond, the j Irish leader, to explain -the political (Situation to the supporters of the j Irish cause In America and to appeal ! to them for funds to carry on the struggle for home rule. The coming election Is regarded as one of the ' most critical periods in the fight. privilege of acquiring this interest Although this date Is yet a year off, the 'purchase wasconsummated with the best interests of the Commercial club in view. The board of directors of the club, at a recent meeting, authorized Presi dent W. J. Lucas and Secretary Geo. A. Fleming to sign the necessary papers or the transfer of the prop erty. , '. Secretary Fleming, in discussing the matter with an Optic representa tive today, stated that the Commer cial club would still occupy the sec ond floor., '. "The, club ' directors have entered into a five-year lease," said Mr. Fleming, "for the use of the second floor, with the privilege of renewing this lease for a like period at the ex piration of th-3 present lease. The Commercial club owns all the furni ture in its club rooms. and - this change puts the club in better shape financially than it has ever been. The Masons will at once Install a steam heating plant on " the third I floor, put in a new boiler and other wise improve the building. The heat ing plant will be run by the Commer cial club, which will supply heat for the third floor, which heretofore has been heated by stoves." PROMINENT MEN TESTIFY PRELIMINARY HEARING IN - BIG LIBEL SUIT ATTRACTS '-. ATTENTION , SET FOR MONDAY NEXT PROPRIETORS OF THE INDIAN APOLIS NEWS ARE THE DEFENDANTS ECHO OF LAST CAMPAIGN CASE GREW OUT OF SENSATION AL CHARGES MADE CONCERN- ING PANAMA CANAL Indianapolis, Ind, Oct. 7. Although subpoenas nave not yet been Issued, it is sure that, many public men, in cluding Postmaster Ganeral Hitch cock, Norman E. Mack and the repre RPntatives of J. P. Morean & Co.. will be called on to testify at the prelim- inary hearing of Delevan Smith and C. R. Williams, proprietors of the In dianapolis News, charged with crim inal libel In the Panama canal cases, which will be held Monday. ATROCIOUS MURDER IN RIO ARRIBA COUNTY (Special Dispatch.) Santa Fe, N. M., Oct. 7. Last nighty while drunk after a dance at Lumber ton, Rio Arriba county, Pablo Mar tinez, who has ali'eady served foul1 years in the penitentiary for assault with Intent to kill, Bhot and killed Jose Trujilloa well known sheep man. Martinez made his escape. Martinez was indicted at the last term of court for wife beating, but his wife begged so hard that he was discharged. DR. COOK GUEST OF ' KANSAS CITY TODAY Kansas City, Oct. 7. Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the Arctic' explorer, arrived here to lecture this morning. He was the guest of honor at a luncheon and will head the flower parade of the Priests of Pallas parade, a commer cial organization, this afternoon. MAY BLOODY REVOLUT KINGDOM RULED BY ALFONSO Paris, Oct. 7. Aleandro Le Roux, a member of the Spanish chamber of deputies, who is returning to Spain after two years' exile in Brazil, de clared today the the liberal elements in Spain were now concentrated and that a revolution was , possible and easy. ' , '-. . ' , The police today broke up a gather ing of social revolutionists who had assembled before the Spanish embassy to protest against the trying of Far rer, the leader of the Barcelona revo lutionists, by a court martial. They later paraded the streets, carrying a banner reading "The Monks want the head of Farrer." ' , Repulse Night' Attack Melilla, Oct. 7. The searchlights of the Spanish army revealed" a nigbt at EMBEZZLER MAKES SENSATIONAL ESCAPE FROM DENVER JAIL Denver, ; Oct. 7. Oscar E. Droege, wanted for embezzlement in New York, made a sensational escape from the city jail here early this morning. While a confederate sawed - through the bars of his cell from the outside, Droege held his cell-mates at bay with a revolver. The confederate then stood guard for two hours, preventing the cell mates pivlng an alarm. Stole $10,000 New York. Oct 7. Oscar E. Droege, who broke jail at Denver today, was a bookkeeper In the New York state sanitarium for Incipient tuberculars. LIS READY FOR BIG GAMES PITTSBURG AND DETROIT CLASH TOMORROW AT FORBES FIELD s WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP MULLIN WILL OCCUPY BOX FOR TIGERS, ADAMS FOR THE PIRATES EXTRA POLICE PROTECTION TWO HUNDRED FIFTY SPECIAL BLUE COATS WILL HANDLE GREAT CROWD Pittsburg, Oct. 7. A dense fog en veloped Pittsburg today and the army of baseball followers- fear adverse weather conditions for the first game of world's series here tomorrow. A Portion of the Detroit team has arrtv- ed, as nave tne memDers or toe wa- tional Baseball commission, who will investigate the charges of seat specu lation. A force of 250 police has been assigned to patrol the grounds and a special train has been charter ed to carry the two teams and news papermen between Pittsburg and De troit during the games. It is prob able that Mullin will hold down the slab for Detroit in the first game of the world's series, while "Adams, who was recruited a year ago from the Denver club in the Western League, will pitch for Pittsburg. Weather nrpdictions - are hat It will be fair tomorrow. The umpires' will Toe se lected at a" meeting Of the National commission tomorrow morning. , WILL WED DAUGHTER ' OF U. S. ARMY COLONEL The host of friends in Las Vegas will be interested to learn that Boaz Waljton Long, son ef Judge and Mrs. E. V. Long, of this city, will be wed on October 19th, at San Francisco, to Miss Wnlfred Pollock, daughter of Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. Otis Wheeler Pollock, of the city by the Golden Gate. . Invitations to the wedding have tack by the Moors last night. The at tack was repulsed after half an hour of hard figliting. TWO BIG RECLAMATION PROJECTS ARE APPROVED (Special Dispatch) Santa Fe, N. M., Oct 7. Territorial Engineer Vernon L. Sullivan today an; proved the application of T. A. Ezell for a $700,000 irrigation project in southern Eddy county, to take water out of the Pecos river and store it in a reservoir of 110,000 acre feet capac ity; also the application of the Amargo Ditch and Land company to take six ty second feet of water out of the Navajo river to reclaim eight thousand acres in Rio Arriba county near Lum berton, at a cost of . $40,000. He disappeared in 1908 short $10,000 in his accounts. A reward of $250 was offered for his capture. 750,000 I PRAIRIE DOGS DISPATCHED BY POISON Kansas City, Oct 7. More than 750,000 prairie dogs have been killed throughout the southwest in the past eight months by J. -W. Holman, an dffiqlal government -; poisoner. Hol mab expects to double the death list of these pests during the winter. The government pays Holman a cent and a half for each dog killed. THREATENS been received by friends, simultaneous ly with the departure for the Pacific coast last night of the prospective groom. . The bride-to-be is well known , in Las Vegas, she having visited here last winter, being a guest" of Miss Teresa Long at the Long home ; on Seventh street. She is an exceedingly charming and lovely young woman, with a striking personality, and dur ing her stay was very popular in ex clusive social circles. As for the groom-to-be, he needs no introduction, being the Bon of ex-Chief Justice and Mrs. Elisha V. Long, of this city. He is personally well known throughout the southwest. For several years he has been a resident of Mexico City, where he isa prosper ous merchandise broker, with offices both in the Mexican capital and Chi cago, having a small army of men in his employ. . . . i '. . " GRAVE ABUSES IN DUKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT Albuquerque,, N. M., Oct. 7. Grave charges against the administration of the1 Albuquerque police department are made In a supplementary report of the territorial grand Jury present ed to Judge Ira A. Abbott late yester- dar afternoon. The charges concern themselves chiefly with the manner of assessing and collecting fines which Is declared to be illegal, ar-i bitrary and unjust; the process of; assessing costs and the record, as itj is alleged, the absence of record kept in police court cases. No indictments were returned by the grand Jury, but it is recommend- ed in the supplementary report that tne city council snouid taKe lmme- diate action to correct the system of:, , ., . , . . . , ,w,r,H, m. shown in his books and plays, has al- plained of, the report concluding! WS been supposed to have been in-, with the statement that the present ?A a reement with system in the police department isihls 7e' the 'da !V0rC6' a reproach to the administration of , UP Ied0,wlt,h.,the i fu,,hr of henw a law i Man's Single" and "What Every; Wo- The jury was occupied with the ' ma 0WB" ls warded as decided. police department investigation for,1? Incongruous. . two or three days. A considerable ! f ' number of witnesses were examined SON OF A LAS VEGAS but it Is understood that the jury was , MAN RUNS PLOW WORKS not able to connect a sufficient cnam 01 evidence to warrant an in- dictment upon the line on which the eha.Jres lire baue. I;- " !... ' " t 'V " HARMON MURDER TRIAL DRAWING TO A CLOSE 4 , . . (Special Dispatch) i Mr. Barber is now in New York Raton, N. M., Oct. 7. It was ex-,ity on business 'for his company and pected that the Harmon murder case ' will visit Galveston, Texas, before re would be given to the Jury late this , turning to the Illinois city. He and evening, closing arguments having his wife visited the "old" man in Las been begun this afternoon. This case Vegas last spring, spending two days has been one of the most' bitterly with him, and they now Insist upon it contested in. the history of Colfax that he repay the compliment by go county, the best criminal lawyers in Ing and spending the entire winter the territory being employed to rep- ? with them and "the kids." resent Elbert Harmon, the defendant. ; . " : The jury is expected to be out some time. In any event a verdict is not likely before s.ometlme tomorrow, even should the case be given to It this evening. v . j BATTLE OF KING'S MOUNTAIN CELEBRATED Charlotte, N. C, Oct. 7. King's Mountain day, in commemoration of the Battle of King's Mountain in the Revolutionary war, when the British forces were, defeated, is being cele- brated throughout South Carolina and Tennessee today. MOR E SETTLING OF CASES OUT OF COURT, SAYS WARD The unlawful, not to say vicious, practice of , settling criminal cases out of court is to be a thing of the past in San Miguel county, That is, this is to be the case If District At torney" Charles W. O. Ward has his y about it District Attorney Ward gave a statement to The Optic today rela tive to the John Calloway forgery case, mention of which was made In last evening's Optic. ': "There is to be no settling 6f crim inal cases out of court hereafter where I can prevent it," stated the district attorney today. "I, would not listen to the efforts made to drop the prosecution of John Calloway, the negro arrested yesterday, charged with passing forged checks at the Optimo, Arcade and Antlers saloons. As a result Calloway this morning when arraigned before Justice of the Peace D. R. Murray, waived a prelim inary examination and was held to the grand Jury in the sum of $500 bail, which he failed to give and as a result is still In Jail.' The persons who take it upon themselves to set tie cases out of court where the of fense is a felony, hold themselves liable to prosecution on the charge of compounding a felony. The practice PLAYRIGHT TIRES OF WIFE JAMES M. BARRIE, THE AUTHOR, TION CAUSES MILD SENSATION HE WAS GENERALLY BELIEVED TO HAVE SOLVED FEMININE' CHARACTER BOOKS INDICATED THIS HOWEVER, DIVORCE ACTION, COUPLED WITH WRITINGS, ARE INCONGRUOUS London, Oct. 7. The announcement from London that James M. Barrie, author and playwright, has petitioned for a separation frbm his wife, has ' created much comment here. Barrie's ,,..,,., nsn nf t Aminne character j- u", bvu oa cutjuBaBr ber, a West side alderman, has Just hn pmmotafl to 1 ftfhtsral manager I of the Moline Plow works at Mcline, ' nl- flt the handsome salary of $12,000 P1" year- He also has stock in the works to the amount of $65,000. UNOFFICIAL RESULTS OF BIG BALLOON RACE . , y ) St. Louis, Oct. 7. Unofficial - - f results of the big balloon race :4- which started Monday at SL Louis, give firsjt place for dis- 4- -f tance flight ,to the St. Louis III, -f S. L. Von Phul, pilot, and the en- -f durance-- prize to the New York, -f C. B. Harmon, nilot. The latter -f also established a J new world's record for heighthi reaching an -f elevation of 24,200 feet. -f must be stopped, even if I have to make an example of 'some one." Although the money secured by Calloway on the alleged forged checks Is said to have been paid back, this does not clear him of the charge of forgery and District 'Attorney Ward Is determined to prosecute lhlm to the full extent of the law. It has developed since yesterday that he not only passed a check at the Optimo bar, but also at two other places, the Arcade and Antlers saloons, he secur ing at each place the sum of $8, mak in the total amount he got on alleged bogus paper $32. In each Instance,, the check bore the purported signa- a ture of Dr. F. R. Lord, the local den tist MICHIGAN PROTECTS HOTEL BELL BOYS , Saginaw, Mich., Oct 7. Hotel bell boys in Michigan will no longer be allowed to carry drinks between the bar and a guest's room. There is a statute making it an offense to hire boys to do anything 'demoralizing to their character and "the hotel proprietors will be notified that bov under 21 will not he allowed to serve drinks. .