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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.
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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. .

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