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Lassoes a Coyote o Gillette, Wyo., Dec. 1 Miss ,Alta Scott, a local school teacher was rid li'g in the couatnr 10-day and laSoC- ed a coyote which her dog scared up.. The noose caught one foot of the ani mal and the dog attacked it. The girl dismounted and picked up a heavy stone and killed the animal. Gets $1,000 for $1 South Bend, Ind., Dec. 1 At the re cent sale of the old county court house furniture, A. W. Hammond bid $1 for the judge's desk. As it was being turned over to him he asked jokingly if everything in the desk went with it The sheriff answered him in the af firmative. In going 'through the desk a short time later, Mr. Hammond found old warrants amounting to $750 and an endorsed check for $250, all of which wiere perfectly good. i Hike 8,000 Miles o Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 1 Accom panied by a delegation of mounted po lice,' which met them'at the ;ity limits, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Woolf, end ing an 8,000 mile hike, arrived here to day and were greeted at the city hall by the mayor and other officials. The Woolfs first began their hike thirteen months ago at San Antonio, Texas, walking thence to Atlanta, Ga., and to New York before turning west. Mrs. Woolf, by this-feat, is claiming the long distance woman's champion ship of the world. Fowler in Trouble Dallas, Texas, December 1 After having battled with eagles while cross ings the Sierras, the biplane of.Jtobert G. Fowler, who is crossing the conti nent had a setto with a Texas bull. Fowler was compelled to alight yes terday in a field fifteen miles from Fort Worth on account of an approach1 ing . storm . The farmer who owned Ihe bull saw the animal charge down on the biplane-and ran out with a club to Fow ler's assistance. ' the farmer beat the bull off, but not before it had broken two wings of the aeroplane. Convicts Fnjoy a Game of Baseball Tempe, Ariz., December 1 Instead of. hieing locked in narrow cells, the convicts who are employed in building the territorial bridge across the Salt river at Tempe, played a game of baseball yesterday with tttie Mexicans of this place. Convicts who were not on the nine which the bridge workers have organ ized, mingled with the crowd of bank ers, merchants and other citizens, who watched the game with keen interest'. Men from out of town who were here, say, that the contrast between the way the Arizona convicts are treated is most striking. The convicts in Tempe wear incon spicuous uniforms and numbers. They go about town without exciting any comment and a stranger might never suspect that they were convicts at all . o Heroic Tramp Saves Life of Youngster Grand Junction, Colo., Dec. 1 At the risk of his own life, an unidentifi ed tramp to-day saved Willie Stevens, aged 12, from death. The boy was on his way to school when he attempted to jump on a moving train, but slipped under the car. The tramp was riding the rods beneath and grabbed him, and held him from the ground until the train was stopped. The boy's leg was fractured and two fingers mashed be neath the wheels. New Magazines at Shorey's. McNamara Brothers Plead Guilty to LOS ANGELES, December 1 J&mes B. McNam?ra this afternuon pleaded guilty to the murder of Charles Haggerty by dynamiting. John J. McNamara entered a plea of guilty to the charge of dynamit ing the Llewellyn Iron Works. Both men withdrew previous pleas of not guilty. Judge Bordwell came into court at 2:17 o'clock with a rush. He ad vanced to the bench, slammed down a book and his notes and sat down with a frown on his face. As is his custom, he announced the case: "The people of the State of California vs. J. B. McNamara, charged with murder, defendant in court. Are you ready to proceed, gentlemen?" Just previous to his entrance to the court room, Judge Bordwell had called the district attorney into conference with him. Evidently the dis trict attorney had told him what the developments were.. Le Compte Davis arose from his chair as the judge finished his.state- ment. He said: 'After long consideration of this case, if it please your honor, and aft er consulting with counsel in this case, we have come to the conclusion that we shall enter a plea of guilty."- t There was a stir in the court room as Mr. Davis finished his brief statement. Then the district attorney left his seat, stepped over near the judge's bench and asked the court for the indictment in the case. "You have heretofore pleaded not guilty to this indictment; have you not, Mr. J. B. McNamara?" "I have," was the brief reply. "How do you now wish to plead; to this charge?" asked the district . attorney.. James B. McNamara's face paled as never before under the stress of the situation. "Guilty," he replied. Directing his attention once more to the court, the district , attorney asked if he Wished at this time to set the date of sentence. Judge Bordwell looked at the district attorney, glanced at'his calendar, and then to McNamara t -"I fix the date for pronouncing judgment at 10 o'clock, Tuesday, De- cember 5th, J. J. McNamara was then summoned before the bench.. District At torney Fredericks read from Indictment No. G955. He said: James. J. McNamara, you are charged with the crime of exploding or attempting to explode dynamite .n or near the Llewellyn Iron Works, etc. Do you wish to withdraw ,our pleu of not guilty?" McNamara, who stood Avith bowed head, responded in a little more than a whisper: "I do." - ' . "Do you plead guilty or not" guilty to this indictment?" asked the dis trict attorney. ' -s ' ' ' ' "Guilty," was the low response of the prisoner. Judge Bordwell then set the date of sentence at 10 o'clock Tuesday, December 5, when J. B. McNamara will also be sentenced. . When :the McNamara brothers 'come before the court next Tuesday to-learn their fate, the Los Angeles Times dynamiting case will have come -toin end, so far as they are concerned. All of the indictments against them-Ayill be dismissed, according to an agreemenjt between the district attorney's office and the attorneys for the defense. District Attorney Fredericks and Attorney Lecompte Davis are author-, ity for ths. It developed to-day that the district attorney took the initi ative in the arrangement by which the McNamara brothers were to plead guilty to one indictment each, and thereby escape punishment on the other remaining charges. Shoots Six Girls McLouth, Kan., Dec. 1 While hunt ing rabbits on his farm near here, John Clemm accidentally shot six young women who were standing on the front porch of the house. A rabbit ran around the house and Clemm fired at it with a shotgun. He missed the rabbit, but the shot struck the women all of whom were injured in the lower limbs . Cowboy Is. Hero of Clovis Fire Roswell, N. M., Dec. 1 While the Star bakery at Clovis was burning to day, a cowboy's nerve and accuracy in throwing a lasso prevented the de struction of adjacent buildings and saved the lives of a number of pepple . He rode a broncho to within forty feet of the blazing building, lassooed a barrel of gasoline and dragged it from the burning structure. The cowboy was Charles Merrit, who just' came in from the range and was seated on his pony watching the fire when some one shouted there was a barrel of gasoline within the build ing. Merrit then rode up and lassooed the barrel and dragged it out. Indian Moccasins at Darlings. 4-tf Awful Charge Hayden Residents Short On Wood Hayden, Ariz., Dec. 1 What are we going to do for fuel? A hundred burro outfits and choppers will not supply this camp with the firewood needed for cooking. Some organizers of Mex ican labor (if they can bring some In) can make $10 to $15 per day. Hunter Finds Body o Stockton, .Cal., Dec. 1 While shoot ing quail on the San Joaquin river bank near Stockton this morning, a hunter stepped on the face of a man buried in the sand a foot deep proba bly a month ago. Letters found are addressed to Basilliou Demitecaeun, section hand,.Vernalis, Cal." A foreign postmark is believed to be that of Greece. Decomposition prevents iden tification. The police suspect murder. o Karr & Kester Take New Contract A letter received by the Examiner informs this paper that Karr & Kester and Everett P. Teasdale have taken an additional contract above the pres ent work they are doing on Santa Paula Creek for the city of Santa Pau la, California. This new contract was granted them by the board of supervisors of Ventura county, and involves an expenditure in the control of Santa Paula creek of from $5,000 to $6,000. . The contract with the city of Santa Paula involves the expenditure of about $20,000. In addition to this .work these con tractors have been given a large job on Te'junga creek for the Southern Pa cific railroad, which includes two miles of railroad, twenty-three thous and feet of retaining grout face Wall, and about a mile and a half of rip rap and levee.. Little Girl Is Hunter of Bail Tombstone, Arizona, Dec. 1 On sev eral occasions during the past week those who have been around' the court house, have noticed a little girl of about 12 years of age, ride up in front of the building,, and dismounting from her horse, go into the sheriff's office and obtain permission to go into the jail to see her father in regard to getting bail for him. The young lady is the daughter of W. W. Terry, who is at. present held on a charge of as sault with intent to murder one Ruby Baker. The shooting occurred at lileas-Ln a fev .eeks since 'lh court fixed the bond in the sum of $2,000 and since that time the Wtle girl has been making an effore to se cure the necessary bondsmen for her father. Her home is in Gleason snd she has made several trips here on that mission, as well as making a uum l;,r of trips htr the Sulphur Springs valley. She goes unaccompanied and has no fear, often making some of her trips at night. ' Such devotion should be met with a ic-ward. Fort Huachuca Will Soon Be Abandoned Bisbee, Ariz., Dec. 1 The second squadron will return to Fort Huachuca to-morrow. It became known to-day that the army post will not be enlarg ed, but abandoned, and a regimental post established either at Bisbee or Tucson. The post quarter-master is now con sidering the' matter of a site. Christmas Ball Game From Yuma Fx;rawer s Danny Maddox, W. C. Pryor and Mr. Taylor, of the Reclamation team, and other baseball enthusiasts are working up enthusiasm for two base ball games to be played in Yuma on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Christmas, this year falls on Mon day and it is the intention of the local players to combine a team from the Yuma team and the reclamation team and have the Calexico team over here for two games, one to be played on Sunday afternoon (Christmas eve), and the other on Monday afternoon, (Christmas Day) . It has been several months .since the Yuma -people had an opportunity of seeing an outside team on the local diamond, and it is thought that a good crowd will be out tO' see the games if Calexieo can be prevailed upon m to come at that time. "Cy" Brown, the Yuma pitcher, is going to make a trip to Calexico to play ball with one of the valley teams and while there, he will endeavor to arrange for the Calexico team to come to Yuma. o Homesteaders Now Have Right of Release u Washington, December 1 Secretary Fisher hVs decided that a homestead entryman subject to the reclamation act, may relinquish part of his farm unit and have the payments which have been made on the part relin quished credited on the charges against the retained part, and further that if the entryman so desires there after, he may relinquish part of the retained farm unit and have the charges paid credited on the part not relinquished. Ten acres is the minimum area any settler may relinquish, and land thus eliminated will be subject to full pro rata construction charges by any suc ceeding entryman so the government will lose nothing through this ruling. Experience has shown in numerous instances that forty to eighty acres is. too large for a man of moderate means to cultivate to advantage in order to promote extensive cultivation of all of the land for which this governmnt has furnished a water supply, and in order to enable deserving settlers to retain part of their present holdings which might otherwise have been lost through cancellation for non-payment of charges, the secretary has authoriz ed such entrymen to reduce the area of their farms and will credit the amount paid upon such farni unit to the area retained by the entryman. Commercial Club (From Monday's Daily Examiner The Yuma County Commercial 'Club held a business meeting at the club rooms on. First street last evening and the secretary reported collections from dues,. $44.50 and from member ship fees $35. The treacurer reported a balance on hand of $100.00. A. B. Ming made a report of an experience recently in piloting a party of automobile tourists from Yuma westward and suggested that the sec retary write to the board of trade at Brawley and the board of supervisor of Imperial county, California, and call attention to improvements needed on the ail-American road between Yua and Brawley. . A letter was read, from Mayor Earl C Pond, of i i 7ey, who stated tli ir himself and de-rpral membfrs" of rh board of directors of, a newly organiz ed water company would shortly visit Yuma and the Laguna dam to look over conditions here with a view to working to attach the Imperial pro ject to the Laguna project. A. J. Zeller Home (From Monday's. Examiner) A. J. ' Zeller : returned yesterday from a week or so spent in Los An geles . While there Mr. Zeller made a tour of all the theatres getting pointers, on seating arrangements, scenery and lighting effects-. - He' contracted- for chairs,, scenery, etc., for the new theatre now building on Main street and the same will be ready to ship by the time contractor Olcester has the building ready some time in January. The chairs, Mr. Zeller. says, are the regular folding- opera chairs with arms and are very comfortable. The seen-' ery, drops, etc., will- be all new and up to the minute in every particular. The big drop curtain will- be abso lutely fireproof and of the latest fire proof material. More Canal Work (From Monday's Examiner) The Hudson-Johnson Construction company, who have a contract for the construction ot canal work on the Cal ifornia side of the river arrived in Yu ma with a part of their outfit yester day. The outfit is in charge of James Johnson and so far about one hundred head of stock have arrived. They will go to work immediately. Protracted Meeting rj (From Monday's Daily Examiner) Rfev. Lyjn, of California, will begin a series (i meetings with Rev. Tom linson, of the valley Baptist church on Sunday, December 19th, 1911. Rev. Lyon was here last winter and conducted a series of services with Rev. Coulter, of the Yuma Methodist church. New magazines at Shorey'a.