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El Paso, Texas,
January 13, 1910.-10 Pages
All the Xctts
Herald Prints It Hi
While It's Fresh.
Measure Creating Arizona
and New Mexico as States
Ready for Action.
Texan Expects to Create (a
Government Good Roads
Washington, D. C, Jan. 13. Now that
the main features of the federal Incor
poration bill recommended by the presi
dent have become known, a strong dis
position is shown bj- members of con
gress to insist no. only on a full dis
cussion but also on amendments which
they believe riv-cessaiy to make the law
effective in dealing with gr-at corpora
tions. 'nde.il it :s belie, ed that noth
ing short of tremendous administra
tion influence will enact it into a law.
The need of a forfeiture clause by
which a corporation persistently violat
ing the law can have its charter re
voked is declared absolutely necessary.
Many congressmen also advocate com
pulsory Instead of voluntary federal in
corporation. The bill will likely be laid
before congress next week.
Statehood Bills Reported.
The house committee on statehood to
day brought In a unanimous favorable
report on the New Mexico and Arizona
statehood bills. No changes were made.
Territorial Republican chairman Ho
val A. Smith, of Bisbee, and judge
Adams, of Phoenix, In speeches and
work gave valuable assistance to dele
gate Cameron on the Arizona measure.
AH are working hard to get the re
port ready to present to the house to
day and will ask for prompt consider
ation. Delegate Andrews Introduced in the
house joint resolutions disapproving
council bill 86, changing the county
seats of Sierra county from Hlllsboro;
council bill 160 abolishing the county
of Sierra, and creating different bound
aries; house bill 279 abolishing Sierra
county, making different boundaries,
snd changing the county seat.
Andrews and Cameron were elected
members of the Republican congres
A letter received from senator Cul
berson, now recuperating at Atlantic
City, says he is slowly regaining his
strength and expects to come to "Wash
ington February 1.
For Public Roads.
Representative Sheppard. of Texas,
today said he expected to secure the 1
passage of his bill creating and mak
ing permanent a bureau of public roads
in -Mir agricultural department. The
bill is now before the agricultural com
mittee and will be reported in a few
CHINESE SMUGGLING WAS
PLANNED ON LARGE SCALE
Galveston, Tex., Jan. 13- Evidence
that smuggling on a large scale was
plotted by 37 persons on trial in the
federal court here, was brought out to
day when a letter was introduced by
the government. The letter was writ
ten by Jim Lee, a Galveston Chinaman,
to others of his race In Matamores,
opposite Brownsville, and hinted
strongly at smuggling.
rr. John Garnder, of San Francisco,
an expert in the Chinese language,
testified to the translation.
WALKS INTO FIRE PLACE;
Weatherford, Tex., Jan. 13.
The little child of J. W. Smith,
residing near this city, was
fatally burned this morning by
walking into an open fire place.
The child's hands were nearly
eaten off by the flames, and the
face was badly burned.
Investigation shows that there was
rtothing irregular about the case of Rev.
Dr .Stuart and companion yesterday.
They declared the goods at the bridge
in the regular way, paid the duty on
them and took them from the custom
house the same as happens frequently
at the bridge and about which nothing Is
A. L. Sharpe,
Collector of Customs.
This is the way customs collector A.
L. Sharpe dismisses the alleged smug
gling charge which the organ of the
gamblers brings against George R.
Stuart, who was here Sunday for a series
of temperance lectures. Mr. Stuart, ac
companied by a friend who Is said to
be Dr. Crooke, his singer, went across the
river Monday to purchase some curios
to send back home, according to the
collector of customs.
They were told by an unscrupulous
Juarez merchant that they would be
permitted to take $1.50 worth of drawn
work across without paying duty. This
amount the two men purchased, each
having the first purchase wrapped In
separate packages. Wishing to take
back more than the $1.50 worth of goods,
Frederick J. Fielding Says
He Is Going to Make It in
WILL COST HIM
San Antonio, Texas. Jan. 13. Fred
erick J. Yielding, who recently an
nounced plans to fly to the north pole
In a dirigible balloon, today made
known his project in detail and de
clared that he desired and expected to
list a party to accompany him.
Dr. Fielding discussed the Peary-Cook
controversy, saying that Cook's data
was apparently Insufficient and the
public scoffs, at the discoveries on a.c-7
count of the squabble and he -believes-the
balloon trip will settle the ques
tion and satisfy the public.
Fielding- proposes to construct a' bal
loon to hold two hundred thousand
cubic feet of gas and carry, six thous
and pounds, burden. The craft will be
cigar shaped with planes on the sides
which will be operated in the ascents
A two hundred horse power engine of
eight cylinders will drive the . craft
through the air a hundred miles an
hour and Fielding expects to make the
trip to the pole and return in two days
and nights. The balloon and supplies
will be shipped to a navigable point
nearest the pole, probably Etah, and
lje m take four montns in tne '
Fielding will not take such risks as
did Peary and Cook and will Insist upon
Peary accompanying him, also a scien
tist appointed by the government. An
assistant wilL also accompany Field
ing. He will carry a tank containing
25,000 cubic feet of hydrogen gas to
replenish the supply for the return
trip and will leave the empty tank at
the pole as evidence that he has been
there. He will also carry two Eskimos,
a sleigh and a team of dogs to use in
case of an accident to -the airship. The
cost of the journey will reach at least
Fielding says he will bear most of the
GRAND JURY' FAILS TO
INDICT MOB MEMBERS
Shreveport, La., Jan. 13. Tne grand
jury today reported that it found no
indictment against any, member of tba
mob that lynched a negro here several
weeks ago for attempting to assault a
white glrL Several hundred witnesses
were examined but none gave any
WACO TO REMAIN IN LEAGUE.
Dallas, Texas, Jan. 13. Advices re
ceived here today from president Allen
of the Texas baseball league, give the
official announcement that "Waco will
remain in the league and Austin's pur
chase of "Waco's franchise Is ignored.
they made several other small purcnases,
which thev had wrapped separately and
5 which they -declared at once at the Santa
Fe bridge to the inspector.
At the same time, according to the
inspector, the two men informed him
that they each had $1.50 worth of drawn
work, which was exempt, in separate
packages. The inspector informed them
that drawnwo'rk was not exempt in any
way -and the two men were asked to get
off the car, just as anybody else has
to do when declaring goods for the pay
ment of duty. They were given the
proper identification slips for redemp
tion of the goods at the custom house,
boarded the car again, claimed the
goods later in the day at the custom
house and .tne matter was settled. The
same thing happens many times a day,
with all people honest enough to de
clare for duty what they have purchased
There was a report on the street yes
terday that "two preachers were arrest
ed today for smuggling," and The Herald
investigated the story yesterday at noon
and learned from collector Sharpe that
there was absolutely no attempt to
Kansas and Other Regions
Also in Danger of Over
flows and Ice Gorges.
BOATS ARE SUNK
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 13. An ice gorge
in the Missouri rover at Hermann, Mo.,
which broke last night, reached St
Louis this morning. In an hour the
Mississippi river here rose more than
a foot. Gorges below the city continue
to hold and the water is now close to
the danger mark.
The weather bureau says the flood
stage probably will be reached in 24
hours unless the gorges below the city
The ferryboat at "Venice, 111., has been
sunk by the ice jam.
Topeka, ass., Jan. 13. The Kansas
river rose ten feet during the night.
Bridges at TVillard, Valencia and Le
compton were swept away by Ice jams,
brat otherwise the flood damage is
small. The river Is now falling.
Lawrence, Kans., Jan. 13. The ice
gorge in theKansas river reached Law
rence todayJarrying away the wagon
bridge and causing much damage be
tween here and Le Compton. The ice as
ir moved down the river was tossed 40
feet in the air. The schools of North
Lawrence are closed and the electric
light plant is out of business!!
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 13. Danger to
shipping has been Increased as a re
sult of heavy rains and the conse
quent rise in the Ohio river. The most
serious ice gorge in the Ohio river,
is at Brandenburg, Ky., where the ice'
is piled 15 feet high for a distance of
SO MILITARY HONORS
FOR GENERAL RUCKER
JBy Officer' Own Request Funeral Was
Simple Once Lived at
Al b n nnerque.
"Washington, D. C, Jan. 13. "Without
military honors, at his own request,
Brig. Gen. 'Daniel H. Rucker, who died
at the age of 97, in this city, at his home,
1S24 Jefferson place "northwest, was
buried in Arlington cemetery.
Gen. Rucker was perhaps the most
widely known retired army officer. His
death was immediately due to an acute
attack of kidney trouble, from which he
had suffered for many years.
Bom April 2S, 1812, at Belleville. N.
J.. Gen. Rucker, at the age of S years,
went with his parents to Grosse Isle,
Mich., where a few years later he began
preparation to enter the army. He was
made second lieutenant of the First
Dragoons, October 13. 1837. For dis
tinguished bravery on the field he was
brevetted a major during the Mexican
war. A few months after the close of
the war he was transferred to the quar
termaster's department, where he re
mained until his retirement in 1S82.
Gen. Rucker had seen all but three
administrations of this government,
those being the "Washington, Adams and
Jefferson, administrations. He is sur
vived by three daughters, Mrs. Philip
Sheridan and the Misses Sarah and
It was while Gen. Rucker was quar-
..v,. we.?..,. o- m ui. me ui vision oi tue '
southwest, with headquarters at Albu-
querque, that his daughter, who later
became Mrs. Phil H. Sheridan, was born,
in the long building, with its' numerous
columns in front which still stands next
to the Bernalillo county courthouse in
old Albuquerque. Owing to this fact,
Gen. Rucker and Gen. and Mrs. Sheri
dan always had the very kindest feelings
ELOPING WAITER ONCE
WORKED IN HOUSTON
Houston, Tex., Jan. IS. Frederick
Cohen, who eloped from Philadelphia to
Chicago with Miss De Janon, a wealthy
heiress, was until a year and a half ago
a waiter in a Houston restaurant, it
was learned today.
Cohen came to Houston to take an
interest In 600 acres of land in Ft. Bend
county, which was Inherited by his
Cohen won his stiff cnlA fh ij
Harris Masterson, and then returned to
.t-iiiiuueipnia. ie was regarded as a
"model waiter," and refused tips.
iTAFT CONSIDERS OHIO MAN
i ok AURICULTURAL SECRETARY
uasnington, D. C. Jan. 13. It was
learned that the name of Renick "W.
- .uuniap is being considered for the po
sition of secretary of agriculture when
secretary "Wilson is ready to retire. Mr.
Dunlap is at present agricultural and
aoou comm ssnnpr nf rwwo
There is no disposition on the part of j
"- wv. ,
WllSOn but In "the nnfuro nf thi-if Vin !
not likely to continue in office much
longer. .Mr. Wilson is now well along
in his 75th year.
FARMERS DISCUSS POLL TAXES.
Sherman, Texas, Jan. 13. The dis
trict farmers' union is In session behind
closed doors here today, delegates from
ten north Texas counties attending.
The payment of poll taxes, installing
warehouses and reducing common acre
age, are subjects that are receiving con
sideration. ROLLS INTO CAMP FIRE;
DIES FROM BURN'S
Shreveport, La,, Jan. 13 James Coul
son, son of Rev. John Coulson, a Bap
tist minister of Simms, Fla., died here
today from burns received when he
rollwl Intn n onmn firp whilA jualoon
j yesterday. He awoke when his clothes
' were blazing.
SOME NEW FLYING
J.'E. Hickey4 Fires Bullet
Into His Brain and Dies in
Mud in. Alley.
Securing a" Colt's 3S caliber revolver,
which had, been taken from hlni by
I county officers three weeks ago, James
Edward Hickey, a former Texas and Pa
cific freight conductor, 51 years of age,
committed suicide, this morning about
6:45. by sending a bullet through his
He Is survived by a 16yearold son,
Frank, who is employed as a machinist
apprentice at the T. & P. shops In this
Three weeks ago deputy sheriff H.
G. Van Haselen arrested Hickey on a
charge of carrying a gun, fearing at the
time that he might commit some rash
act. as he had evidently been drinking.
Yesterday Hickey went to the county
judge and told him that he had- a
chance to sell the weapon for $3.50 and
the judge gave him an order on the j
sheriff with which he secured the gun.
Last night Hickey packed all his
wearing apparel and other articles which
he had in his room in the courthouse
block on Kansas street and told the land
lady that he was goiug to Arizona this
morning to work In a mine. Hetleft his
room early and was not seen until 7
oclock when a Mexican found the dead
body in the rear of the alley next to
the Apostolic mission on Overland street
just west of Kansas 'street, lying, in ti.e
mud with a bullet wound in his right
temple, the bullet having lodgedin the
brain. s "
The body was removed to the under
taking parlors of McBean-. Simmons &
Carr, where It is-fchelng held pendln'g
funeral arrangements, which probably
will be under the auspices of the Order
of Railway conductors, of which he had
been a member since 1901.
He had been employed by the T. & P.
railroad for the past 20 years or more,
first as brakeman and freight conduc
tor, but was discharged in September,
1909. for disobeying the rules of the
He had grieved much over this dis
charge and three weeks ago said to H.
G. Van Haselen: "I am past the age
limit aim i-auuui i uii on tue road any
more. I will kill myse.t. for I am only
a burden and am no longer of any use
However, when he secured the gun
yesterday and said that he was going
to sell it, ne u-ypeareu in the best of
spirits and evidently intended to tro tn L.
Arizona as ue nau iuiu jirs. .Balllnger
that he was going out there to take a
job at 4 a day.
Coroner E. H. Watson viewed the re
mains of Hickey and found that he 1iad
come by his death through a bullet
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instead of the newspaper rate.
Both editions, wrapped and
ready for mailing, may be pur
chased at The Herald office and
the copies will be mailed from
ALSO SAID HE
St. Louis, Mo, Jan. 13. Ray Lsmpiere, who died recently in the peniten
tiary at Michigan City, Ind., when ss-ving a life term for complicity In the
niurderH on the farm of Mrs. Belle Gunncss, confessed his guilt when he be
' lieved death was near, according to a copyrighted story In the Post Dis
patch today. '
The confession was made to Rev. D r. E. M. Schell and Is held by him invio
late but was also made to another man o unquestionable character.
iu Lnmph'ere, according-to the confession, assisted Mrs. GubhckIh ilb-pes-Ihit
of the-bodlcs cf three men mnrdered in the Gunnesx home durias 1907.
He said he thought he had not received as ranch profits as he considered him
self entitled to and went to the farm house one night with a woman,
chloroformed Mrs. Gunness, her three children and Jennie Olson.
The light they used was n candl e, and, they left the house wlthenfl
knowing they had left behind a spark that soon burst into flames. Mrs!.
Gunacnt.'n method of killing her victims, according to Lamphere, was first
to chloroform them as they slept and if the drug did not kill them, to sever
their heads with an axe.
Each timc a man was to be murdered, according to Lamphere, 3Irs. Gun
ness scut lslni for chloroform. Lamphere said he saw one of the men killed
and aided In burying all three.
Cattle Men Approve Pin
chot's Policies Con
demn the Tariff.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 13 The convention
of the National Livestock association
today overwhelmingly declared in favor
of .federal control of the open range, irr
spite of pi otests of the Colorado dele
gates that the federal control and lease
law benefited the big cattle companies
at the expense of the small stockman,
A resolution commending the admin
istration of GIfford PInchot and advo
cating the range lease law under fed
eral control was adopted.
The discussion led to bitter personal
ities between vice president Murdo Mac
Kenzie and E. M. Ammons, of Little
'. Resolutions condemning the Payne
tariff law. advocating an increase of
power of the interstate commerce com
mission and fixing the minimum speed
limit for stock trains we're also adopt
ed. President Jastro, vice president Murdo
lacivenzie, auu setuuu vi iixucii. :
Joseph M. Carey, of Cheyenne, were re- j
Fort Worth, Texas, was selected as j
the meeting place of the' next conven- !
tion. " !
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4 BOSTON'S FIXE
4 "ij. M. C. A. HURXS.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 13. The
Y. M, C. A. building, located in
the Back Bay district, and one
& of the finest of its kind in
fe- America, burned this morning.
Tho loss Is $200,000. Its chem
i-ni bhnmtnn- mnM next to
Harvard and the Massachu
setts Institute of Technology.
OPEN DOORS A CL-TOM
NOT FRESH AIR FAD.
Office doors seldom are closed over in
Juarez. It is more of a custom than a
I 'fresh air fad-
urer's office there is n sum readim?
''come in." But for that sign many
business laden persons would walk
away thinking the office 'was closed as
well as the door.
GLOBE PEOPLE WED HERE,
diaries Mueller and Miss Edith Reid
of Globe, Ariz., were married at the St
Regis last night bv Justice E. B. Mc
Clintoch and left for Mexico Citj- to
spend their honeymoon."
MARRIED BY COUNTY JUDGE.
Charles Weber who has been repre
senting the Farmer and Stockman at
the Texas state fair for several years,
was married tins morning to Miss Maria.
Arnold, Judge A. S. J. Evlar officiating
at the ceremony, -which took place in
his private office at the courthouse.
MAN AND WOMAN
HELD BY POLICE
'Officer Starts Prom Fort
Worth to E1 Paso After
' Ft. "Worth, Texas, Jan. 13. Deputy
imerlff Tom Snow left for El Paso .to
day for -the.. purpose -of -arresting and
bringing back Walter Knighton and
wife, held there on advices from Fort
Worth.' The couple are charged "with
the theft of a $250. diamond from N. C
Hall's "jewelry store here.
It-is alleged that Knighton is wanted
at Dallas and Denver on " similar
A telegram was received by the po
lice this morning from Fort Worth re
questing them to hold -Walter Knighton
and X.ula Slavin, arrested several days
aga and docketed as fugitives from
justice. The telegram states that the
grand jury has indicted them, but does
not say on what charge.
YALE MAX GETS 4"
PIXCHOT'S POSITIOX". 4-
Washington. D. C, Jan. 13. 4"
President Taft yesterday after
noon decided to appoint Henry
S. Graves, head of the Yale
school of forestry, as chief for
ester, to succeed GIfford PIn
chot. i .
In the 41st district court this niorn-
ing a garnishment suit was filed by the
State National bank against the Border
Mercantile company, to secure the pay-
ment of $5,500 allejiel to be due the :
plaintiffs from Sam Lopowski. the '
plaintiffs averring that he is the presi- J
dent of the Border Mercantile company,
a local institution. I
A SCORE DROWNED
Mnrstifleld, Ore, Jb. 13. Of the thirty-one men on the tll-ratea xteamer
Czarina, which struck oh Oos Bay bar yesterday ami was wrecked, two have
been refcneil and there I a possibility that six more, Including Capt. Dnjcan
and Harold M111N. wlH be saved.
Harry Knntzell, first assistant engiKeer, vraM picked up kbcobwcIohs I
the breakers late yesterday and early today second ' assistant cHgineer J.
Robinson vras washed ashore.
When the morning broke a half dozen men could he seen Inched to the
rigglnp: of the last remninlng mast. Tremendous seas are still dashing over
the vessel and life savers were unable to reach her or even 'approach close
enough to fire n Hfe line.
The men in the rigging are believed to Include Cap. Dugan. Hcrold 3II11U.
the only passenger, purser Hedges aad first officer Hughes.
Nervy French Aviator Sails
Around Balloon in Which
His Wife Is Floating.
MAY SAIL OUT
TO SAN DIEGO
Will Possibly Attempt a
Flight More Than a Hun
dred Miles Distant.
Los Angeles, CaL, Jan. 13. Lonii
Paulhan, the French aviator, who be
came a world hero yesterday by break
ing all high flight records, may try a
flight to San, Diego, more than, a hun
dred miles south in an air line.
Rain threatened during the morning
and ratifer a brisk breeze was blowing
but nevertheless .the aviators kept at
work on their machines, tuning them
up for record trials this afternoon.
According to .the official record of
Paulhan yesterday he ascended nearly
When he returned to earth, entfru--siastic
visitors from San Diego pre
sented him with a maginficent silver
cup and Invited him to visit San Di
ego "at his convenience." He said he
saw no reason why he should not at
tempt such a flight, but this is Pasa
dena day at the meeting, and he may
try a flight to that city instead. Pasa
dena is a suburb of Los Angeles.
It is certain that Paulhan exceeded
Hubert Latham's record made at 3onr
melon, France, December 1, 1909, which.
was given at between 1600 and. 1800
feet. The instrument Jon Pauihan's
machine made his greatest height 4600
The judges' record of Faulhan's alti
tude, which has still to be sanotioned
officially, was 1524 meters, approxi
mately 5000- feet. The timo la the air
was 50 minutes, 46 1-5 seconds. Tha
time of descent was 7 minutes, 39 sec
onds. Paulhan made his groat record short
ly after losing the speed record tc
Glenn H. Cuxtiss.
The Frenchman, using an. engine
which had just arrived from Paris, had
been almost constantly in the limelight
all the afternoon. He had circled tha
course again and again, skidded and
dipped and swung corners in daring
fashion that made his wife shiver.
Paulhaa's Record Breaking Asceat.
The sun was low toward the sea and
the shadows had begun to gainer when,
"he made his decision to go higher In
the sir, than any man in a heavier-than-alr
machine has ever attempted.
Curtiss had felt the higher currents
and came down. Hamilton had landed
tamely. Paulhan pointed north, went
up a thousand feet, passed over the
center of the field again as though to
take a last look at the faces of human
beings, then turned north and up
At the estimated height of 1300 feet
Paulhan described a great circle, as If
feeling the currents. By this time he
was a mile- and a half from the camp.
When word had spread that he had
y beaten the worlds record, the- vast
throng was roused to frenzy and he
still was cllmbini
Two thousand feet and still climbing.
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