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U Paso, Texas,
January 25, 1910.-10 Pages
AH the Xew
Herald Prints It first
Willie It's FreMi.
Death Claims J. E. Terry, Pioneer
Stage Driver, Confederate
Soldier, Contractor and
DUiuUi IlLflihilO II I IILHLI
Friglitened at Result of tlie
Fight on Meat, They Are
MEAT, TOO, IS
ON" THE DECLINE
Boycott on 'Meat Is Taken
Up in Oklahomar-Spread-ing
in Many Places.
New York, X. X., Jan. 25 Milk, but
ter and eggs lead the procession of re
ceding prices In food products here- to
day. 3feat, too, Is oh. the decline, following
greatly reduced consumption.
3Iilk is down a cent a quart already
on at least two big dealers' routes, the
best batter is cut fire cents per pound
ud eggs are off five cents a dozen.
Sealers, peeing the result of the meat
boycott, have decided to cut the prices
In other commodities before the boycott
Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 25. The Central
Trades council with OTer 2UO0 members
today declared a boycott on meat eating
and urged all labor unions to take sim
ilar action. All members are observing
NO MEAT BOYCOTT
BY EL PASO UNIONS
2sfot Believed Local Unions
Will Take Any Such
That the Central Labor Union of El
Paso -will not institute a boycott on
the meat markets of El Paso In sym
pathy -with the meat agitation which
is spreading over the country, is evi
dent from the reticence of the dele
gates -who attended the closed session
Nothing is given out from the Cen
tral Labor union regarding the action
taken at the meeting, but the presump
tion is that had a boycott been determ
ined upon, the Central Labor union
would desire the greatest publicity In
getting the fact before the members
of the trade unions of tne city.
Unlike many cities. El Paso is not
dependent upon the large packing
houses for its meat supply. The larger
markets of this city buy their own
beef on the hoof, slaughter it here in
El Paso and supply their own whole
sale and retail trade.
And because of this fact, it is inti
mated that the members of the El Paso
-unions as far as any action of the Cen
tral Labor union is concerned, will con
tinue to eat meat.
Is in Session Today at Aus
tin Going Over Aud
Austin, Texas, Oan . 25. Chairman
Gilmore, of the penitentiary investi
gating committee, met with other mem--bers.
senator Hudspeth and represen
tatives Moller, Lee and Stamps here
The committee is conferring with
auditor Charles H. Schooler on the pen
itentiary and oooks.
John L. TVortham. of Dallas, discussed
with the committee his proposition to
lease the Rusk iron plant.
TRADES 100,000 ACRES
WEST TEXAS PROPER
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 25. James B. Aiken, a Fort "Worth real estate dtal
er is here today, and stated that he had jast exchanged 100-000 acres in Brew
ster and' Presidio counties for 100,000 gallons of whisky to a wealthy distiller of
The land is valued at $1.10 an acre and the whisky at $1.10 per gallon. '
ONE KILLED, ONE BADL Y
HURT IN BRIDGE FALL
Tucumcarl, X. M., JaB. 23. Joseph Belt, a bridge carpenter, Is dead, and
Al Jones is seriously Injured as a result of a &cafford giving way on a brldjrc
on which they were working near Medle on "the Da-nson railroad lale
Roth inca were brought here In a special train last night and Jones was
taken to the hospital at Almnojrordo this morning.
Both jnea were bridge carpenters and viere helping repair a bridge across
a canyon near ZJIcdie when the scaffold on which they were standing broke,
letting them fall on the rocks below an d killing Relt Instantly.
"While Jones rested -well last nl-lil, he is Injured Internally and his recov
ery is doubtful. He came here from Kentucky, but it is not known where his
Special Venire Is Exhausted
in the Case of S.S. Carpenter.
HIM IN COURT
Commencing Monday afternoon, the
attorneys in the case of S. S. Carpenter,
charged with the murder of Bert Simp
son, on June 3, 1909, at the latter's
ranch 40 miles down the valley, worked
all afternoon and all this morning to
secure a jury, but failed.
"Monday afternoon the following had
been secured when court adjourned at
5:20: E. H. Tale, bookkeeper for Pom
eroy's Transfer Co.; R. TV. Newton,
proprietor of the Sheldon bar; "Walter
Boyd, agent of "Wells-Fargo Express
Co.; H. R. McClintock, advertising; Geo.
Ferguson, assayer. This morning at 10
oclock one more juror was secured. He
was Ml E MacCallum, manager for R.
G. Dun & Co.
Two more jurors were secured before
the regular panel and special venire of
100 men was exhausted. "Court then ad
journed until 2 oclock and another spe
cial venre of 20 men was ordered for
that hour. The last two men secured
this morning are J. EL Morgan, man
ager of the Automatic Telephone com
pany, and Hugh A. McLean, a real estate
The prosecution Is represented by dis
trict attorney TV. D. Howe, county
judge T. J. Hefner, of Reeves county,
and Moore and Moore. The defence is
represented by Turney & Burges, S. P.
TVeisiger, Jackson & Lessing and Bob
Sitting by the defendant were his
brother, Dr. E. R. Carpenter, and his
brotherslnlaw, customs collector A. L.
Sharpe and Charles H. LeagelL; ,
Mrsl Bert Simpson, wIdoworthe de
ceased, together with her sister. Mrs.
Rosa Thomason and her niece, Miss
Laro Blevln, occupied chairs on the
west side of the courtroom, inside the
District attorney TV. D. Howe said
this morning that the prosecution
would not ask that the death penalty
be Inflicted in the event that a convic
tion Is secured.
The defendant will enter a plea of
AFRAID OF PROS.
Says He Believes Many of
Them Will Support Him
Austin, Texas, Jan. 25. Former at
torney general Davidson said he does
not consider the statement issued by
the Democratic prohibitionist confer
ence here Saturday as an Indorsement
of Cone Johnson's candidacy for gov
ernor. Davidson said even if it were, he
would not alter his course, and he be
lieves he will secure the nomination
and have the support of many antis.
Dallas, Texas, Jan. 25. Two candi
dates for the Democratic gubernatorial
nomination, E. V. Davidson and TVilliam
Poindexter, are spending today in Dal
las, conferring with friends. Poin
dexter will open state headquarters
here. Davidson will attend a banquet
in honor of T. B. Love tonight given
by the Insurance men.
CONSIDERING TEXAS RATES. I
San Antonio, Tex.. Jan. 25. 'The
southwestern tariff committee, of which
F. A. Leland .of St. Louis, is chairman, .
convened here oday to consider rates. ,
A heavy docket will keep the committee j
occupied all week. j
Fear of Government Prose
cutions the Cause Taft
SETS AT BEST
New York, N. Y., Jan. 25. Great dis
order marked trading in the stock
market this morning. A flood of liqui
dating orders broke prices severely in
London showed a sudden and violent
decline before trading opened here, but
reports of the government's anti-trust
DROP IX PRICE
Boston, Mass., Jan. 25. Hold
ers of favorite copper stocks
saw the profit of the last two
months melt away today In one
of the sharpest declinps of nearly
a j'ear. Calumet & Arizona
touched 63 today, a fall of more
that 30 since Friday, while Lake
Copper, after selling at 94 Fri
day, fell to 74 today.
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program and the belief that the gov
ernment would win the expected decis
ion in the American Tobacco and
Standard Oil cases before the supreme J
court were accepted as explanations
of the selling.
Pacific railroads. Steel and Amalga
mated Copper were the severest suf
ferers. Taft Issues Statement.
"Washington. D. C, Jan. 25. Presi
dent Taft today made public the follow
ing statement as to his reported cru
sade against corporations:
"Statements as tcreportsJ&at the ad-
administration isplalng"1 crusader
against unlawful combinations of cap
ital, under the anti-trust law other than
as set forth in the message of the presi
dent January 7, 1910, are unfounded.
"Sensational statements that there
is to be a nw departure and an In
discriminate prosecution of important
industries have no foundation. The
purpose of the administration is ex
actly as already stated in the presi
James Hill Talks.
A statement "was issued after the'
president had talked with James J. Hill
and had received Information that prices
are crumbling in New York under vari
ous reports printed yesterday and to
day. Mr. Hill on leaving the white house
said he did not pretend to speak for or
represent the president, but he was
sure the president would not attack
corporations of themselves, but only
the sins of corporations.
If corporations were violating the
laws of the country he supposed they
would be brought to book.
OFF THE TRACK
Accident to -Fast New York
Train, But rTo Passen
Utica, N. Y., Jan. 25. An engine on
the New York Central Twentieth Cen
tury limited .eastbound, turned com
pletely over about a quarter of a mile
we3t of Johnsvllle cany today as a re
sult of jumping a switch.
The engine slid 300 feet before it
Fireman Handville. of Syracuse, was
crushed beyond recognition under the J
engine. Engineer John Seanlan attempt
ed to leap1, but was caught and crushed
between the engine and tender.
None of the coaches left the track.
though the trucks of several were de
I Passengers were thrown from their
J berths, but no one received more than
i slight injuries;
PLACED ON TBIAL
,TIiad -ds Is Accused of
Austin, Texas, Jan. 25. Representa
tive Thad. Adams, of San Antonio, is
on trial here today in the district court
on a charge of permitting gambling
on premises under his control.
The charge grew out of reported
poker games in the Driski'l houl dur
ing the last session of the legislature.
The court this morning overruled the
motion to quash the indictment on the
alleged unconstitutionality of -the law
under which he was indicted.
MOTHER KIDXAPS HER
j CHILD; RANGER HELPS
1 Fort Worth, Tex., Jan. 25 air&. Pearl
Hill, accompanied by state ranger
j iloore, both of Amarillo, today made a
sensational seizure of Henrietta, the
daughter of Mrs. Hill.
The couple rode to the home of the
girl's aunt, Mrs. Minnie Evans, found
the girl in the yard, carried her strusr-
! gllnc to n coh m-ifl ilrovn off ivhlli tUa
Iaunt screamed, believing it a case of
kidnaping. Mrs. Hill is divorced from
her husband and the Amarillo court has
Jjustglven her custody of the hild.
Mrs. Evans today filed suit to win
j back the gir)
Pioneer citizen, resident of El Paso
more than a half century, James E.
Terry died yesterday afternoon at his
home on Blsbee street near San Marcial
street Death was brought in his 75th
year by paralysis.
With the passing of James Terry El
Paso loses not only one of Its few pi
oneers, but a man whose life has been
notably upright. Mr. Terry died an ex
pected death. His son and three daugh
ters were at his bedside.
Sketch of J. E. Terry.
James E. Terry, a contractor and
builder of El Paso, came to El Paso
in pioneer days and was one of th
best known inhabitants. He was born
In Autauga county, Alabama, and was
the son of John K. and Comfort (Nors
worthy) Terry, who, during the early
youth of their son, removed from Ala
bama to Calcasieu parish. In Louisiana,
where the mother died. In 1S52 the re
mainder of the family came to Texas,
settling in Rush county, which was then
a new country. John K. Terry lived to
the advanced age of S2 years, passing
away in El Paso in 1900. Both the
paternal and maternal grandfathers of
James E. Terry were pioneer ministers
of the Methodist chnrch In Georgia and
Joins Revolutionary Forces.
In the summer of 1S54, James E.. Ter
ry left .home and went to Fort Graham, j
near the present location of TVaco,
Texas, ia wnat was then a frontier dis
trict. Late in the fall of 1S55 he re
sumed his western journey in company
with a party of young spirits, their
object being -to join a man by the name J
of Crabb, who was organizing an ex
pedition to carry out a revolution in
Sonora, Mexico. Walter P. Lane.
afterwards Maj. Lane, of the con- I
federate army, who had been to Cal
ifornia and was returning, had planned
also to join this expedition, and it was
the intention of Mr. Terry and the party j
to enter the project under the command
of Maj. Lane. J
They were to rendezvous at Tucson,
Ariz., but were delayed in their jour
ney to that place, and Crsbb became
I impatient and started with arsmall com
pany of men to Sonora without them.
The intrepid leader was killed and the
expedition was never carried out as far ,
as Mr. Terry's party was concerned. Mr. j
Terry afterward went down the Rio i
Grande valley as far as Uvalde and Fort t
(Jiark. out later returned to El Paso In
the employ of the old overland mail line
as a driver on the relay entering at
this city. JThe corral of th5s old stage
FSjfSr38 ln rasisffojvfie lieSftot
the business district o"f EI Paso, where
Krakauer. Zork & Moye's hardware
store now stands. Another of the old
;tage lines, the one connecting Santa Fe j
and San Antonio, had Its corral and '
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Detroit, 311cli., Jan. 23. Hugh Cannon, -who wrote "Goo Goo Eyes," "Ain't That a Shame,' "Bill Bailey,' sad
other classics of rag time, was sent to the poorhouse today' at the age of 36.
He told the story of his life In short, expressive sentences.
"I quit the 'coke' easy, he said. "Fifteen days in jail cared me .of that. 'I hit the pipe In New York s year and
stopped that. I Trent up against morphine hard nnd qnit, but bcozc, red, "oily; booze that's sot roe for keeps.
"I started on booze when I -vns J 6. I'm 36 now nnd, except for seven months on the viater wasron, I've beea
pickled most of the time. It fcas been 20 year;, 20 black,- Jiastj, siek years with only a little brightness now and
then, when I made good with some song and got the coin' for another plunsrc." .. - '
OYEE IN BRITAIN
The Government Coalition
Forces Are Still in the
IJondon. England, Jan. 25 Twenty
five results were announced today as
complete returns from yesterday's bal
loting for members of parliament.
The Unionists have a monopoly on
today's gains, taking eight seats.
The standing of the parties now is:
Government coalition Liberals, 207;
Irish Nationalists, 72; Laborites, 35f
Opposition Unionists,' 237.
Austin Chamberlain and Sir A. F.
Acland Hood, the chief unionist whip.
are among tne more prominent tariff
reformers whose election is announced
IS THE PBOMISE
President Taft Says He Will
Have "Measure Passed
Washington, v. u., Jan. 25. Gover
nor Sloan, of Arizona, had an extended
talk today with the president regard
ing statehood for Arizona and New
The president assured the governor
that he would use his best efforts to see
that separate statehood bills of some
sort passed this session.
"When the bill will become effective
remains to be determined.
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j . , "ULLET ix HEAD.
$ wiSDee, .I'"-. "'. -o. Joe Hu- 3.
ber, a prominent citizen and old
Jt timer, disappeared Sunday and was
3- found by a posse today over the dl
4 vide in a sitting posture with a bul
$ let in his head. Murder is sus-frpected.
J. E. TERRY AND PARKER
headquarters where rne
where me Sheldon hotel
Joins the Confederates.
Mr. Terry continued to make his
headquarters at El Paso until the in
auguration of the war between the north
and the south, when he enlisted for ser-
vice in the Confederate army, joining
j a local company at El Paso. This was
j unattached at first. They acted as
1muFenTeriuntilGen. John R. Baj-Ior,
j a native Texan and frontiersman, came
up the Rio Grande valley with the old J
?nd Texas regiment and captured Fort
Stanton, New Mexico, from the federal
troops. ' It was at that time that Mr.
AND MORPHINE NOT LIQUOR
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3 1 13 H 1 ill S IB i!
r o lio
3 H E w w ts ess a a ar
Woman in Texas Panhandle
Is Made Wealthy by the
- Hand' of Providence.
OIL FLOWS FSOaE
SPEING IN ARROYA
Dalhart, Tex., Jan. 25,. News was re
ceived here today of the strange, discov
ery of crude petroleum in Beaver coun
ty, only a few miles northeast of this
"The lightning ploughed a great fur
row down the side of an old cairyon and
e-ouired out a big hole at the bottom
and now two hundred barrels or. crude j
petroleum are bubbling out every day," J
are the words of Mrs. Josle Pettie. who 4
Immediately took out a v-narter to de
velop and exploit her remarkable oil
Mrs. Pettie says she has been offered
510,000 an acre for the 2an0 around her
well, but she has refused to consider
She has a farm in Beaver county and
'has until the great lightning stroke
came, had a hard time eking out a livli
hood on the barren farm, uunng a se
vere thunderstorm a stroke of lightning
uncovered a spring in a canyon and this
spring is now running oil in-large quan
tities. This is the first positive kuowleclge
that oil In navinsr ouantities existorl
anywhere near Dalhart and confirms the j
beliet or the two representatives of the
Terry joined John R. Baylor's brigade
as a cavalryman, becoming a member
of company A, and afterward joining the
regiment commanded by Col. George
Wythe Baylor, a- brother of Gen. John
R. Baylor, while Joseph Magoffin, of
J EI Paso, was commissary general.
In Active Battles.
In that command Mr. Terry remained
throughout the war in the trans-"Missis-slppl
department and did much active
service up and down the west bank ort
the Mississippi river, participating in
all the battles that were fought in thatf
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Big Fonr Development company,' who are
now here "to look over the field with the
view of drilling for oil and gas.
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SEXATE PASSES BIM,
'"Washington, I. C, Jan. 25.
The fortifications appropriation
bill, carrying S5,S17,000, was
passed by the senate today.
SpSk 53fc 3 Sto SS
COTTONSEED AND MILL
MEN IN A RA TE FIGHT
Ft. Worth, Tex., Jan. 25. It became known today that the Texas farmers
ana cotton oil mills of the south are involved in a gigantic struggle for supre
macy over railroad rates and the price on cotton seed.
The farmers discovered that a secret attempt was made to abolish, the pres
ent interstate rate on cotton seed, which netted them $25,000,000 last year. The
rresent rate is much lower than the former and will enable Texans to concen
trate their products at common points and hold them there until the mills pay
the price demanded.
Mill owners have asked the railroads for a secret hearing to abolish, the rate
and the farmers are preparing for a big fight.
Texas now sells cotton seed throughout the south for $35 per ton where for
merly they were compeled to sell here at a greatly reduced price.
Oiiamber of Commerce. Las Craces. X.
The special Skyscraper edition of
now thank you for same- It is very
I luve great faith in that part of
I" would love to visife that-portion
near Juture: ' .
Again thanking you, J" am very truly
Corpses Floating in Streams
"Where Cemeteries Are
FULL OF WATER
Foundations of Houses Are
Threatened; Water and
Food Famine Imminent
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Boulogne, Sur Marme, 3Frasc,
Jan. 25. A tempest is ragtag ia
the English channel &b& the
cross channel boat, service, baa
J been suspended. " $
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Paris, France, Jan. 2w. The Seine at
Pont Royal this morning was rising;
half an inch an hour.
At Chareston an area of 20G square
miles is flooded,.
Corpses "Washed Up.
At Alfortville, the cemetery is washed
out and cask,ets, lifted from thedr rest
ing places, are floating down the
From Aiiteuil to St. Germanie, the
lower portions of all riverside towns are
deep beneath the water.
Physicians fear an epidemic in Paris
when the flood subsides, as overflow
ing sewers are likely to contaminate
the drinking water and sewer rats,
driven from their underground homes,
are In-Fading the residences.
Before noon today the police com
peleti. the evacuation of Hotel Palais
d Cjrsay and anrrounding houses. The
palace of the Legion of Honor Is also
Improvement in flood conditions was" '
noted this morning ln some points in
th;e provinces, but not In Paris.
The damage already done is incal
culable, and the Industrial life of Paris
is rapidly becoming paralyzed.
Factories are shutting down because
of Oqoded power plants. Half the tele
phones of the city are out of commis
sion and the telegraph service is pros
trated. Qnly two sections of the subway are
In operation, while three-fourth of the
surface rSlW lines jure tied up.
A depleted wer supply is causing
the greatest alarnK With, the rise of
the flood only a tew inches higher,
pumping stations still in operation
must stop, and Paris, In the raidst of a
miniature ocean, will 1 without water
fit to drink.
Foods Rise la Irke.
The price of bread and. eschar food
continues to Increase wing tecrippled
communication with the outside w&xl
At noon Paris was In the center of
bitter cold and rain and sleet which, was
falling throughout the flooded region.
Half of the marvelous underground
architecture of the city, honeycombed
with labyrinths, is filling with, water,
causing sewers to burst, streets to
cave in and threatening the foundations
of scores of buildings.
The scene on the river front is ma
jestic but appalling. -The stream has
broken its barriers at several points
and is pouring Its yellow torrents inte
the surrounding streets.
Aristocratic Sectlea Flooded.
A foot and a half of water Is flowias
through Rue de Lille and Rue de
rUnlverslte where live many of the old
The situation In between 2 and Z
suburban towns is worse than in Paris
Berlin, Germany, Jan. 25. Snow coa
tlnues to fall In northern Germany to
day. Many large towns are cut tt,
from communication "with the outside
t world by floods.
Portland, Ore., Jan. S.
the El Pnn Horrid revived, and I
interesting and I h&ve enjoyed it very
the country and that copv is a fine
of the southwest and honcj&p intfhe