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WEA THER FORECAST THE DAILY MAXlfr Tonight and Tomorrow Pair; Temperature U no handed The Most Eloquent Speakers Often Are The Silent EXCLUSIVE ABbOCIATED FF-E LEA8E D WIFE TELEGRAPH SERVICE VOL. XXXIII. NO. 15. LAS VEGA8 DAILY OPTIC? TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1911. CITY EDITION BARBER'S STORY GETS SHERIFF IN BAD SAYS OFFICIAL THREATENED PUNISHMENT IF HE MADE CERTAIN STATEMENTS CONCERNING A GIRLS HONOR MAN OF SHAVING MUG WOULD HAVE BLACKENED MISSCHAM BERLAIN'S REPUTATION HATCHED DIABOLICAL PLOT INTENDED COMMITTING AN IM MORAL ACT IN 'PRESENCE OF MEN BUT WAS REPULSED .Lincoln Center, Kan., Nov. 12. Contrary to the expectation Miss Mary Chamberlain did not take the witness stand in tno tar party case at the morning session of the trial here today. After the noon adjourn ment Prosecutor McCanless said he intended to close his case with the testimony of the school teacher vie tim of the assault. Her story prob ably will be heard late today, he said. A new feature in the conspiracy against the girl developed today in the cross examination of Edward Ricord, a confessed assailant of the young woman. He testified he had planned to commit an immoral act before the eyes of the mob at the point selected for the staging of the 'jarring." The band was then to have attacked the girl. Miss Cham berlain repulsed him, he said, and thus the scheme was foiled. Ricord also admitted that he had been threatened with a penitentiary sentence if he testified that he had been intimate with Miss Chamber lain. "Who made the threat," Ricord was asked. "Samuel C. Wolford, the sheriff," replied the witness. Later Wolford took the stand and denied having made any such state ment to the barber. Mary Chamberlain, the Shady Bend school teacher, facing Edward Ricord, her decoyer, and the three other men charged with complicity in the at tack upon the young woman, took the stand late this afternoon and began the recital of her terrible experience on the lonely roadway on the night of the now famous "tar party." While the spectators, who crowded every inch of space in the court room listened breathlessly, Miss Chamber lain told with minute detail the story that men and women in this and ad joining counties had anxiously awaited. After telling of her employment In a store at Shady Bend, Miss Cham berlain plunged into her story. Did some one call you up on August 7?" she was asked. "Yes, Ed Ricord," she replied. "What did he say?" "He joked me a little bit and then said there was a dance at Beverly and ho wanted me to go with him He said we were invited and I told him I would go. He arrived about 8:30 o'clock afcd we started to Bev erly." "What did he say to you?" "He spoke about the people that were going to be at the dance." "How was his conduct towards you?" "His remarks were indecent." "What did you say." "I told hhit if he was going to act that way I wanted to go back home We talked a. little and then we turn ed around and started back towardo Shady Bend." "What happened at the top of the hill, on the way back to town and a short distance from where you turn ed around?" "Five masked men took me from the buggy. Three of them carried em around behind the buggy, threw me down and smeared tar over my shoulders and my lower limbs." "Did you recognize any of them?" "Not then." RULES AGAINST DEFENSE. Denver, Nov. 21. Attorney Hilton, of the defense In the trial of Mrs. Gertrude Gibson Patterson for the alleged murder of her husband today leopened the matter on which Judge Allen ruled yesterday, holding thar opposition to the death penalty dis qualifies a talesman from being sworn as a juror. Attorney Hilton declared that in a state like Colorado, where the law gives the jury discretion between the death penalty and life imprisonment, it is immaterial what his sentiments are on the point. Iioth sides quoted authorities, but in the end the court again upheld the contention of the state. Defense and prosecution used two peremptory challenges teach during the first hour, but it was still hope that the jury would be completed b tonight. KANSAS CITY LIVE STOCK Kansas city, Nov. II. Cattle, re ceipts 15,000, including 1,000 south erns; market slow and steady. Na tive steers, ?5.259.00; southen steers, $4.0O6.25: southern cows and heifers, $3.004.50; native cows and heiters, $2. im. 7.00; steckers and feeders, $3.755.65; bulls, $3.50(6!? calves, J t. 00ffr7.(10; western steers $4.006.75; western cows, $3.005.00 Hogs, receipts 22,000; market 5c lower. Bulk of sales. $5.7."G.3 heavy, $6.306.40; packers and butch ers, $G.20(g)fi.40: lights, $5.756. 25; pigs, $4.255.25. Sheep, receipts 10,000; market steady. Muttons, $2.753.75; lambs $4.0O5.60; range wethers and year lings, $3.OO4.50; range ewes, $2 3.75. TALESMAN THE ROPE IN A TUG OF WAR ATTORNEYS ENGAGE IN LIVELY COMBAT REGARDING JUROR S QUALIFICATIONS. Los Angeles, Nov. 21. A tug of war over Talesman M. P. Mooney marked the McNamara murder trial today. S. Vermilyea, special assistant dis trict attorney, undertook to see wheth er Mooney, who was accepted by the defense yesterday, had any disquali fications from the standpoint of the people, and Clarence S. Darrow, chief counsel for James B. McNamara, who is being tried for the murder of Charlesh J. Haggerty, a victim of the Los Angeles Times explosion, inter posed an incessant fire of objections, most of which were overruled by Judge Walter Bordwell. The state finally challenged Mooney and he was excused. "Your objection has been overruled, Mr. Darrow," said the court, inter rupting Darrow at one point. "We have another ground for ob jection," said Darrow. "It is understood that you are ob jecting on all possible grounds," said the court. "Let the talesman answer." After an hour's work by Attorney Vermilyea, Judge Bordwell took a hand in the examination, and then the state challenged Mooney because he had said he would not convict on cir cumstantial evidence alone in a case involving the death penalty. "I object," said Darrow, "the state has no right to pick out such tales men as it wants who make the same answer as this man did and pass them, and then exclude the men they don't want on the same grounds." "If the court please " cried As sistant District Attorney G. Ray Hor ton. "I don't want anv argument on the point," said the court. "The statement is unfair," finished Horton, and took his seat. "The challenge is allowed," said the judge. "Ypu may go, Mr. Mooney." CONGREGATIONAL CONFERENCE Danbury, Conn., Nov. 21. More than two hundred delegates are in attendance at the annual conference of the Congregational churches of Connecticut which opened here to day at the First Congregational church. The Rev. Charles R. Brown the new dean of the Yale Divinity school, mon. delivered the conference ser- TEN CHARITY PATIENTS At the present the Las Vegas hos pital has ten charity patients in its wards and Mrs. A. D. Hlgglns, presi- denttof the hospital board, announces that any gifts of clothing, such as un- derwear, would be highly appreciated, COMMERCIALCLUB FAVORS GOOD ROADS REPORT OF HIGHWAYS COMMIT TEE RECOMMENDS OILING AND GRADING STREETS. GOOD PROGRESS IN COUNTY THOROUGHFARES OF SAN M! GUEL HAVE BEEN IMPROVED DURING PAST YEAR. NEW OFFICERS ARE ELECTED j. D. HESS RE-ELECTED SECRE TARY AND E. D. RAYNOLDS SUCCEEDS HIMSELF. At the first meeting, of the new board of directors of the Commercial club, held last night in the committee rooms of the ub, Dr. John D. Hess, secretary, and E. D. Raynolds, treas urer, were re-elected. After the elec tion of these two officers the eighteen standing committees were appointee as follows: House committee, A, H. Whitmore, D. W. Condon and Dr. J. H. Mueller; entertainment committee. .Manuel Henrequez. Will Springer, Dr. C. S. Losey and Dr. H. M. Smith; irri gation committee, P. H. Pierce, Dr. P. E. OIney, D. J. Leahy; grievance committee, W. N. Rosenthal; commit tee on county affairs, R. L. M. Ross; publicity committee, M. M. Padgett; mining committee, E. E. Johnson; rail roads committee, Laurence Clark; committee on City affairs. H. W. Clark, R J. Taupert and Herman llfeld; membership committee, H. Raynolds. Will Springer, George Fleming; tax. ation committee, jeo Tipton; town af fairs committee, Charles Danziger; li brary committee, J- D. Hess; auditing committee, H. E. Hoke: agriculture committee, D. T. Hoskins, George- Fleming and E. E. Johnson; manu facturing committee, E. J. McWenie; legislation committee, S. B. Davis, Jr.; good roads committee, R. ,T. Taupert, Max Nordhaus and Joe Danziger. Aside (rom the reixrt of the audit ing committee, which was satisfac tory, the report of the good roads- committee was the only report made concerning the work of the past year. The board of directors announced that the policy of the organization for the coming year would be for the better ment and boosting of Las Vegas and they will do all in their power to help make Las Vegas the leading city of the new state jf New Mexico. The report of the committee on good roads of the club is of special interest, as it shows a number of substantial im provements in the streets of Las Ve gas and of the roads of San Miguel county. The report makes several recommendations for the betterment of the roads to a further extent in the city and county. The report is us follows: Las Vegas, N. M., Nov. 20, 1911. To the President and the Board of Di rectors of the Commercial Club: Your committee on good roads has to report that through the co-opera tion of Mr. John S. Clark and the other members of the board of county commissioners, together with the ter ritorial good roads commission, the -highways of this vicinity have been improved substantially as follows: The building of a new steel bridgje over the Gallinas river at Hot Springs, the building of a new steel bridge over the Arroyo Pecos at the crossing of the new Mora road, the grading and nearing completion of the Mora highway, which meant new construc tion of practically the entire distance, which, when once completed and sea soned, will make the finest stretch of road In San Miguel and Mora counties. The repairing and widening of the Scenic highway, done under the di rection of Territorial Engineer Miller, and his assistants, placing this piece of road in better condition than since its construction. The opening of the rad between 1m Vegas and the Pnnta Fe highway, including the con struction oi wii? steel uriugw over ine Pecos river at San Jose. The build- Ing of the highway through Kearney's gap and San Geronimo district open ing up an almost inaccessible section of the county. This, together with many minor Improvements, Including the building of stone arches in place of pile bridges. The placing of metal conduits and cement tile instead of wooden boxes. As started, the good roads improve ment for Las Vegas and vicinity is in the right direction, all work so far, carried on, has been of a permanent nature, and with sufficient care and maintenance will be substantially im proved. Your committee would recommend that the county be induced, if pos sible, to buy certain road machinery, such as scrapers and rollers which machinery is highly necessary for the maintenance and improvement of roads already constructed. We would like further to recom mend that roads immediately entering the city of Las Vegas and the streets of Las Vegas be given to the care of Las Vegas proper, as in many in-, Btances highways of outlying districts are in better condition than those in our immediate vicinity. In connection with the care of the city streets, a movement has been started by your good roads commit tee to create a popular feeling in favor of oiling tbe streets of Las Vegas, provided that the city can be induced to place them upon something of an even grade so that they could be rolled and prejiared for such treat ment. Data concerning this treat ment is befg gathered and will be furnished the press at an early date. We would earnestly recommend the organization of a civic improvement league to give popular recognition to the efforts of the few people who are working to the end of general im provement of our little city, and to en courage the building of curblngs, out lining the streets and parkings, all of which tends to reduce the dust area of Las Vegas. With one other recommendation of your committee, that the street rail way company be asked to use more care in replan ties and working on its lines toleave the street as it should be aijd remove such loose rock which ig now frequently left up on the streets. Respectfulta submitted, ftOBT. J. TAX J PERT. p.. A. JONES. AX NORDHAUS. HELPING SANTA GLAUS PREPARE FOR XMAS SUPERINTENDENT OF WELLS FARGO IS PREPARING FOR HOLIDAY RUSH A. T. Paine, superintendent of the Wells Fargo Express company wi'h headquarters at Denver, came in from his home in Colorado yesterday afternoon, and after spending several hours looking over the work of the Las Vegas office, left on train fio. 7 for Santa Fe. Mr. Paine is a man long in the service of the company and one of the) best known and 'iked officials of the Wells Fargo. He worked his way from the bottom of the lactder up to his present position and is ".veil acquainted with all livi sions .f the service. The Wells Fargo company is "San ta Clans' assistant" and on this trip Mr. Paine is looking over the work ings of the different divisions to sec if they art- in good running order to handle the heavy traffic of the Chrisi mas season. Mr. Paine's advice to tiie people is to make your purchase)? early ami send them early and avoid the rush of the holiday season. This precaution and good sense on the part of the patrons of the company will assure a safe and early delivery and the disappointments resulting from delayed Christmas packars will be done away with. Mr. Paine is a firm believer in the future of the west and is much in terested in the progress of New Mex ico. He was in Denver at the time of the apple show and says that a person seeing the wonderful exhibits on display there realized that the southwest ia the home of this fruit. Mr. Paine spoke especially of th; showing of the fruit from New Mex ico, the new state. These exhibits from all parts of the state were among the best in the entire show, which speaks well indeed for the ap ples of New Mexico. The Commercial club rooms will be the scene of a dance to be given by the Fortnightly club and the younger set of the club tonight. This is the first affair to be given by this crowd in six weeks and the dance promises to be one of the most enjoyable oc- casions of the fall season. Dancing will begin at it o ciock. HENRY C. BEATTIE IS PREPARING TO DIE WIFE MURDERER SPENDS MUCH OF HIS TIME PRAYING AND READING THE BIBLE SUDDEN CHANGE OF FRONT FROM AN ATTITUDE OF INDIF FERENCE HE HAS CHANGED TO ONE OF PREPARATION HUNDREDS OF APPLICATIONS MANY REQUESTS RECEIVED FROM THOSE WHO WISH TO WITNESS EXECUTION Richmond, Va., Nov. 21. Henry- Clay Beattie, Jr., condemned to die next Friday morning for wife murder, at last has given up hope and is re conciled to the thought of death. To day he spent several hours with Rev. J. J. Fix of the Presbyterian church in Bible study and frequently was at prayer. Douglas Beattie, his brother, is au thority for the news of this abrupt change from a nattltude of seeming indifference to one of serious thought and solemn preperation. Hundreds of persons from all over the country, some in high positions, have applied for permission to wit ness the electrocution. Only the jury, as required by law, however, will be present. Hysterical appeals in person and 'by letter are being re ceived by Governor Mann begging for commutation of the sentence of death but the governor has declared that justice moat take its course un impeded by any act- of his. MITCHELL CHARGES PACKED CONVENTION MEETING OF MINE WORKERS THAT FAVORED CIVIC FEDER ATION WAS ILLEGAL. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 21. Vice Presi dent John Mitchell sprang a sensation on the convention floor of the Ameri can Federation of Labor today when he made the charge that the Colum bus convention of the United Mine Workers, which passed resolutions di recting delegates to request the re nomination of federation officials who were officials of the National Civic Federation, was packed with dele gates who did not belong there. Refusal of the resolutions and a rec ommendation that Samuel Gompers and several other officials of the American Federation of Labor be compelled to withdraw from the Na tional Civic Federation, precipitated the expected contest. Protagonists of the resolution attacked Andrew Car negie and the other capitalist mem bers of the Civic Federation. ATTACK ON NANKING WILL OCCUR TODAY REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIERS SUR ROUND CHINESE CITY WHICH IS EXPECTED TO FALL. Sa'n Francisco, Nov. 21. Revolu tionary troops are assembling in great numbers outside of Nanking, ac cording to a cable dispatch received today by the Chinese Free Press, and an attack on the city is expected with in a few hours. The troops are com manded by General Cao Shu Chung, former general under the Manchu gov ernment. The revolutionists are well supplied with arms and ammunition.- Hong Kong advices to the Chinese daily paper say that the former vice roy of Canton, Chong Ming Chi, has cut off his queue and gone to Europe. District Magistrate Yen Ping has abandoned his post on the repub lican party and fled. The commander in chief of the republican army in Canton is sending one regiment north j and will head the other troops of his command in tne attacK ion melting. MANITOBA SUNDAY SCHOOLS Portage la .Prairie, Man., Nov. 21. Five hundred delegates were in at tendance here today at the opening of the annual convention of the Man itoba Sunday School association. President J. W. W. 8tewart of Win nipeg presided at the initial session today and delivered his annual ad dress. Another leading feature was the address of Hugh Cork, of Chicago, who spoke on "The Teacher's Work Between Sundays." The convention will continue until Friday. CLUB WOMEN AT HOUSTON Houston, Tex., Nov. 21. Houston is entertaining this week a large gathering of distinguished women who are here to attend the annual onvention of the Texas Federation ot Woman's clubs. Today was given over to the reception of the delegates and meetings of the executive board and various committees. The real work of the convention will be taken up tomorrow and continued through the remainder of the week. TAX PAYERS THRONG COLLECTOR'S OFFICE MONEY IS COMING IN FROM ALL PARTS OF UNITED STATES AS WELL AS THIS COUNTY. "I have received remittances today from people living in nearly every state from Pennsylvania to Califor nia, who desired to pay their 1911 taxes on San Miguel county real es tate," said deputy county treasurer and collector, Robert L. M. Ross, this mborning. "Money for 1911 taxes is coming) in rapidly from all sources. Many of the property holders who do not reside in this county, however, are among the names on my list of 'beat payers.' They usually pay taxes for the entire year Instead of mak ing two semi-annual payments. Mr. Ross says that the payment of taxes in this county for 1910 was ex ceptionally good. In spite of the stringent condition of the money mar ket the collections were considerably better than the average, i County As sessor John H. York deserves much of the credit of this condition owing to the careful -manner In which lie made up the assessments, obliterating many erroneous entries on the rolls. Mr. Ross says that 1911 taxes are coming in daily in large amounts. NORMAL UNIVERSITY TO RAVE MORE ROOM REGENTS WILL CONVERT GYM NASIUM INTO CLASS ROOM; NEW TEACHER ELECTED Urgent need for more room at the Normal University was made plain to the members of the board of re gents of that school at a meeting held last night. After some deliberation the board voted to increase the facil ities for the various classes. Ulti mately a new building will be neces sary. Last night, however, this sub ject was not discussed. The board decided to do the best it possibly can unaer present conditions. The room used as a gymnasium, which is located on the main floor di rectly opposite the president's office, will be devoted to clasB work. The solid geometry class, Which is too large for any of the other recitation rooms, will occupy this apartment. It is likely other classes will recite there as well. Desks and black boards for fitting the room in good condition for class work weer ordered and will be installed as soon as they arrive. Miss Jessie Harriet Worley was ejected to succeed Miss Anna J. Rieve, one of the members of the fac ulty who resigned last week to take a position with the Nevada state nor mal school at Ely, Nev. Miss Worley is engaged in teaching in Canon City, Colo. She is an efficient educator and will addi- to the strength, of the Normal faculty. Miss Worley receiv ed her education in the Nebraska Wesleyan normal and the University of Denver, where she was given the degree of B. A. She has had ten years' experience as a teacher, having taught in the grades and in the high schools of several cities. She is at present connected with tne Canon City high school of which she is prin cipal. Miss Worley will come to Las Vegas to begin her duties as soon as she make arrangements (to leave Canon City. GENERAL REYES STIRS UP A REVOLT SIGNS CIRCULAR ADVISING MEX ICAN PEOPLE TO OVERTHROW THE MADERO REGIME WILL BE USED AGAINST HIM HE IS UNDER ARREST FOR VIOL ATING THE UNITED STATES NEUTRALITY LAWS RANGERS FIND SMUGGLERS THEY WERE UNABLE, HOWEVER, TO CAPTURE WAGON TRAIN, WHICH CROSSED RIVER El Paso, Not. 21. Texas rangers early today narrowly missed the cap ture of eight covered wagons thought to contain revolutionary supplies. The crossing was made at San Eli-. zario, which is not a port of entry, tor which reason the authorities are convinced that the wagons were car rying illegitimate fuel. The rangers lost no time upon re ceiving word of the movement of the wagon train, but arrived just in time to see the last ot the freighters draw up on the Mexican bank of the Rio Grande, where pursuit was im possible. Reyes Signs Circular San Antonio, Nov. 21. Copies of three manifestos calling on the Mex ican army and the Mexican people to revolt against the Madero govern ment and signed in print with the name of General Bernardo Reyes to day are in the hands of the local se cret service mon and will tie laid by them before the United States dis trict attorney here. Reyes is under arrest accused of violating the neu trality laws. AH three pronuncfamientos are dated at Soleda, In Tamaullpas, which has been considered the state that would first rise in insurrection. They call on soldiers and officers to quit their allegiance to the present gov ernment, which ia characterized as iniquitious, unjust and usurping. Promises of reform; in the army and greater pay are offered to all those who enlist in the new cause. The manifestos charge fraud in Madero's election. The election of .Tose Pino Suarez is called an im position from the Maderistas. Detectives are trying to learn where the manifestos were printed. The trial of General Bernardo Reyes will not be called until the April term of the federal court at Iaredo. Troops Sent to Border Teredo, Tex., Nov. 21. Shortly af ter arrival here today, General Jos eph M. Duncan, commanding the de partment of Texas, ordered a troop of cavalry to proceed from San An tonio to Brownsville, Tex., to deal with the revolutionary situation there. A QUIET WEDDING CEREMONY Last night occurred the marriage of Miss Elma Wilson to William Mertsching at the home of the bride on Railroad avenue. tne Dnae since her arrival in Las Vegas from her former home in Oregon, has been in the employ of the Meridian restaurant on Railroad avenue and Mertstehing is in the employ of the Santa Fe, being fireman on one of the new Mallett engines. Rev. E. C. Anderson of the Methodist church performed the ceremony. The newly weds will reside in Las Vegas on South Grand avenue. AMERICAN RIGHTS PROTECTED. Washington, Nov. 21. To safeguard American interests and prevent a state of anarchy in Santo Domingo, as a result of the assassination of Pres ident Caceros, the o;i!.inet today de cided that the armor; cruisers Wash ington and North CaroMBM of the At lantic fleet should be despatched with all speed to Sr-n Domingo city. The vessels are now cnsKged with the rest of the fleet in practio off the Chesa peake capes.