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While It's Fresh.
Defence Puts J. F. Stein on
Stand as First Witness in
HE DENIES STOBY
OF MISS BLEVINS
Shortly after 11 oclock this morning,
the state closed Its case In the Carpen
ter murder trial and the defence put
on the -stand J. P. Stein as Its first
"witness. He "was present at the time
of the killing and declared that Carpen
ter and Simpson were the only men
armed and further that Snellgrove had
handed Carpenter a drink of "water and
had not handed him a gun at any time.
J. I. Driscoll, deputy district clerk,
was put on the stand by the prosecu
tion at the opening of the morning ses
sion, to testify to the papers in the
civil cases pending betveen Carpenter
and Simpson. One of these suits was
that of Carpenter Bros., and Sharpe vs.
Simpson and Thomason and Mrs. J. A.
"Ward for the ownership of cattle and
lands. Judgment had been granted for
the defendants and the plaintiffs se
cured a new trial, so the case is still
There "was also another suit of Simp
son against Carpenter, filed in Midland
county, but removed to this county on
account of the entering of a plea of
privilege by the defendants.
Judge Harper also testified, that the
cases "were pending 4n his court.
Then followed Mrs. Thomason whose
testimony was short and after this was
entered, the defence asking no ques
tions, the state rested and the defence
put Stein on the stand. He was still
jijader direct examination when court
adjourned at noon.
Mrs. C. F. Thomason, sisterinlaw to
Bert Simpson, was called to the stand
by the prosecution and said that Simp
son was buried from her home at
Pecos, June 5.
She said there "was a partnership be
tween herself and Bert Simpson under
the name of Thomason and Simpson in
the ranch business and that he had the
management of the business.
"I never met Mr. Carpenter, and never
had any business with him, though he
did attempt to have business "with me,"
she said. The defence objected to this
line of testimony as it had nothing to
do with the feeling between Simpson
The state then rested.
Witness for Defence.
J. F. Stein, of Glint, was called as the
first witness for the defence. He said
he was 18 years old and. had been
reared in Taylor and Jefferson coun
ties. He said he was working for Car
penter last summer as a cowboy and
had been In his employ for three
months prior to June 3d at headquar
ters ranch, 12 miles from the Clint rail
road station, this way from Polvo.
"I don't know anything about direc
tion," he said.
Continuing the witness said: "I spent
the night before Simpson was killed at
Polvo, where there is a small ranch
about nine miles from Simpson's. Car
penter, Tom Snellgrove, Otes Guns, and
Bert Cohen were there. Some cattle
were "watering there. I do not remem
ber If Carpenter was there all night. I
remember when we left the next day
pretty early after sun-up, I don't know
"Carpenter, Tom Snellgrove, and I
started together and went to Simpson's
ranch, which we reached about 9 oclock
in the morning. I did not have any
weapon. Tom Snellgrove and I got
down and got a drink of water. Tom
Snellgrove got water out of a pipe in
the big pen, in a place close to the
corner, Snellgrove's horse had "walked
off, so had mine. Snellgrove didn't have
any gun on his saddle that I saw. He
didn't have any gun. in his hand at
"Simpson was standing alone outside
Simpson Draws Gun.
"Carpenter and Simpson said, 'Good
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POLICE CHIEF DREAMS;
GETS UP IN NIGHT TO GUARD BANKS
It is not on record that commandant of police Ponce de Leon, of Juarez,
believes In dreams. But he admits that dreams worry Mm almost as badly
a the rarebit fiend.
About "2 g. ni." in the "little morning" today, the Mexican police chief was
dreaming about a bank robbery. Now, a few- months apro he dreamed of a
robbery in a certain street, and sure enough next morning a barbership had been
burglarized in that particular thoroughfare.
So very early this morning the chief appeared as a ghost before the cap
tain of the night. He ordered that every bank in the city be watched with
especial care. Sleep had flown with the arrival of the bank robbery dream,
the chief said.
And the banks were watched with especial care. And, no doubt, that Is the
reason that there was no bank robbery in Juarez last night.
STOCK MARKET HA
A VERY BAD DAY
. York X". Y., Jan. 27. Sensational declines ia stocks occurred today. The
of a copper merger caused a few upward spurts in opening dealings, but
fceavy liquidation "ivas attacked at a high lecl.
The market showed almost an entire lack of organized, support and the
stream of liquidation was alloned to have its own effect on prices.
Formal announcement of the merger of the Butte copper propertines and
the recent merger of the Guggenheim Interests make it appear that the Butte
and Gaggenhelra interests will consolidate and the result will be one gigantic
corporation controllng practically the entire copper output of the United States
nd lnflaencing the world's market.
BOSTOX MARKET FLURY.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 27. Lake copper was raided on the stock exchange to
day and slumped to GO, a drop of 1C 7-S. Last Saturday the stock sold at 4 1-2.
It recovered later to 34. Calumet and Arizona dropped to 64, a decline of 5 5-S,
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Organizes for Texas at Pecos
With M. L. Swinehart as
MEETS NEXT IN
Pecos, Texas, Jan. 27 The meeting
of Irrigation interests at Pecos yester
day resulted in the organization of the
Texas Irrigation congress. Forty dele
gates from over the state were present
and great Interest manifested. M. I.
Swinehart, of Pecos, was elected presi
dent, and J. G. Love, secretary.
The next meeting "will be held at
Fort Worth April 5 and G in connec
tion with the meeting of the Texas
Conservation association, it is expected
at this meeting to have delegates pres- j
ent irom an pans oi me s iu.it:, ax which
time the constitution and by-laws to
govern the organization will be adopt
ed. The congress will meet at San An
tonio the first Tuesday in September,
which has been fixed as the date for
the annual meeting.
The committee on resolutions will
submit its report at tomorrow's meet
ing which will fix the policy of the
In New York There Is Gen
eral Reduction and Grand
TO TEXAS T0WST
'New York, X. T., Jan. 27. Many meat
dealers who hitherto have held out
against lower meat prices, came down
today. Other commodities also con
tinued to decline. Meanwhile official in
vestigation of the cold storage ware
house, milk trust and other scspected
causes of exorbitant food prices are be
ing pushed with utmost vigor.
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 27. The trades
and labor assembly of Des Moines last
night refused to join the meat boycott.
Tcsans to Boycott.
Houston, Tex., Jan. 27. A mass meet
ing will be held here tonight by the
members of labor unions at which it is
expected the high prices of meat and
its products will be denounced and a
boycott for perhaps 30 days declared.
Probing the Trust.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 27. More testimony
of the workings of the alleged beef
trust were heard today by the federal
grand jury. The chief cattle buyer
of Swift's and a buyer and department
manager for Armour were heard. It is
evident that the government intends to
hear from the representatives of all the
PHIL YOUNG IS FINED. .
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police court Wednesday evening on a
i r. f nof.rKTKT he speed nmit, m
,7utcmobile on Montana seet Wei-
atternoon, was hhcti ?
Congregation Votes Unani
mously to Build $40,000
Edifice at Once.
. TO BE WRECKED
The building boom lias struck the
churches. El Paso, noted for its beauti
ful Churches, is to have another impos
ing house of worship. At the close of
the revival servicer now in progress at
the Westminster Presbyterian church,
"Wednesday night, a congregational meet
ing was iheld at which it was unanim
ously voted to build a $40,000 brick or
stone church of modern design on the
site of tihe present church, at the corner
of Rio Grande and Florence streets.
Work will begin on tihe new church as
soon as the old one can be wrecked and.
it is expected to have the new West
minster church ready for dedication be
For the Westminster congregation,
one cf the youngest -in the city, to under
take the project of building a 540,000
church witih a small congregation is
typical of the way things are dcn3 in
El Paso- Before the congregational
meeting closed Wednesday night a num
ber of good sized contributions had been
received and it is the hope of the West
minster congregation to dedicate the
church free of debt.
Revival to Continue.
Eev. F. E. Fineher, pastor of the Sec
ond Presbyterian church cf Houston,
preached his farewell sermon this a?tex
ncon and he will return to his work at
Houston this evening. To Eev. Mr. Fin
eher is largely due the success of the
Westminster meeting and the climax
which resulted in the decision to build
a new church. The meetings will con
inue to be held during the week and on
Rev. E. B. Fineher. a brother of the
Houston pastor, who is a missionary to
the Mescalero-Apache indians at Itfescal
ero, X. M, will continue to hold services
during the remainder of the week- He
will be assisted bv Rev. O. G. Jones, of
the Big Springs Presbj'terian church.
The meeting Wednesday night, the
topic for which was 'The Supreme Ques
tion." was well attended and Rev. F. E.
Fineher preached a strong sermon on tSie
great question of life. There have been
a number of additions to the church
since the revival meetings started and
the congregation is now in .position to
carry out its plans for building and
furnishing the -new church. '
END OWN LIVES
Boy and Girl, Despondent
Because Can't Many,
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan- 27. -"Vernon
Barr, aged 16 and Miss Iina Amaaer,'
aged 14, were found sitting upright In
young Barr's buggy at the Barr farm
near Monroe, Iowa, early today, both
A tin enp in which remained a small
mixture of strychnine and water was
found close by.
It Is thought that despondency over the
opposition to their marriage because of
their age caused them to commite sui
cide. TJ3XAX KILLED "WHILE
HUNTING IN OKLAHOMA
McAlester, Okla., Jan. 27--S. "W. Kel
ley, a prominent stockman and mer
chant was accidentally killed at his
ranch, a mile out from Kiowa, late yes
terday. He was dragging a shotgun
through a wire fence, while chasing
a rabbit, when a wire caught the trig
ger. The load entered his heart.
The body will be sent to Paris, Texas,
for burial. He leaves a widow and five
children. He came to Texas three years
JURY UNABLE TO AGREE
IN ADAMS GAMBLING CASE
Austin, Texas. Jan. 27 The jury in
the district court which heard the cace
against Thad Adams, state represen
tative from San Antonio, charged with
permitting gambling ln his rooms at
the Driskill hotel, notified the court to
day that It was unable to reach an
The court refused to discharge It.
hoping a verdict would be reached this
FARMER CHARGED "WITH
TTaco, Texas, Jan. 27. Tee Clements,
a farmer, was brought here this after
noon by deputy constable Hightower
of West, and charged with killing Al
bert Harris, another farmer, last nigh
12 miles north of here. The men quar
reled after a dance late last night and
the shooting followed. Clements used
Things are not ns roseate at the
Juarez track as Home of the boosters
for the game ivould have the public be
lieve. Trading dollars never wns con
sidered good business even by the
plungers and as that is -what has been
going on at the Juarez track since It
opened, someone must stand to lose.
The bookmakers, their messengers,
sheet ivrlters, ticket -writers, cappers,
the horsemen and their hordes of fol
lowers, anil the ilk which drifted Into
town In sldcdoor Pullmans ns traveling
companions for tho thoroughbreds must
cat. It is not neceshary that they cat
the customary three times xcr day, for
Rome, "The Holy City," Is
Threatened From High
Waters in Streets.
HEAVY SAIN AND
Many Points on the Italian
Peninsula in as Great
Danger as Paris.
Florence, Italy, Jan. 27. The Sliver
Arno Is out of Its banks, flooding ad
jacent territory. "Wire communication
1 cut off, and It Ik impossible to learn
the extent of the damage.
Praying for Relief.
Xoples. Italy, Jan. 27. Damage from
the storm Increases. Many roads alons; l
the sea front are under water, and the
country Is devastated. Many small fronts
are lost. Churches are filled with peo
ple praying fervently for the passing
of the evil. '
Home in Danger.
Rome, Italy, Jan. 27. The rain, snow
and -wind, storm Increased In Intensity
today. The river continues to rise and
at noon had almost reached the top of j
the arches of the bridges. Dead cattle
nnd trees are being borne down Its cur
rent. The pope today sent n large sum of
nioncy to the archbishop of Paris for
the relief of flood sufferers In France.
Arizonians Refuse to Vote
Out Booze ni"!Eleetion
Bisbee. Ariz., Jan. 27. Although
Tombstone, Benson, Courtland and
"Warren voted "dry" in "the local option
election yesterday, Cochise county re
turned a wet majority of 913.
The "dry" faction carried "Warren by
a majority of five votes. In Bisbee all
the wards returned majorities for the
"wets," even the second ward, which
was considered the "dry" stronghold.
The total vote in Bisbee was S21 against
In Douglas the vote was 527 to 274 in
favor of the wets. The wets won there
by pledges of the business men's com
mittee to secure a license of $1000, to
eliminate saloons in the red light dis
trict, to close certain hours on Sunday
and to limit the number of saloons to
The election was a complete land
slido against prohibition.
Several smaller towns voted dry, but
the election was for county prohibi
tion, so all remain wet.
UNIONISTS GAIN i.
' 100 MEMBERS.
fr London, England, Jan. 27. Re f
4i turns from yesterday's elections in
I5 parliament give the Liberals 16 fr
3 seats, the Unionists three and the 4
41 Laborites and Nationalists two
fr The Unionists with today's re- 2
4 turns show a gain of an even 100. 4
4 The Unionist gains yesterday f
5 were mucn smaner man expected &
f and it is now possible that the Lib- s
4 erals alone may have a slightly 41
S larger membership in the new 4
4" house than the Unionists alone. !
4r The numbers, however, are so close
J. that legislation will be effected .
only with the consent of the Irish $
& Nationalists and Laborites. That
the budget will be passed is now
5 certain, but after that all is chaos. J.
"WACO RETAINS FRANCHISE.
Waco, Tex.. Jan. 27. Twelve citizens
today guaranteed the S3000 necessary
to take oyer the franchise of Waco's
Texas league team. W. R. Davidson
was made manager. Joe Gardner ot
Dallas agrees to furnish enough players
to complete a good team -for this citv.
Juarez Track; Horses In
long practice on less, often much less,
has tnught them the practical policy
of eating only ivhen the eating is good.
Two of the best known bookmakers
at the Juarez track have left, never to
return. They are Billy DuBoIb and
George Rose. Both of these men are ns
well known in turf affairs as Buffalo
Bill and his ahsociate, Pawnee Bill, are
known In the circus game. Ros0 wiped
the oddh from his slate some time ago,
packed his alligator skin bag and bent
it for California. DuBoIn has done like
wife, returnnig to New York before the
proponed 00 day meeting was half over.
The excuse given for these bookmakers'
Cincinnati, O., Jan. 27. The caic of Mrs. Jeanette SteTrart Ford, charged
with, hUVlng blnclcrcallcd Charles L. "Wariner, the convicted former local treas
urer of the Big Four railroad, was called for trial this morning.
"Warrincr was brOHght here from tho Columbus penitentiary to testify.
A thonsand, ilollars from the officials -of the El Paso &. Southwestern Trill
help the 1". TV". C. A. movement considercrably In El Paao, and that Is the
amount that has been given.
A check for the amount has just been received by Mrs. TV. E. Race from.
H. Jr Simmons, Kouercl manager of the road.
Mr. Simmons sends the cherfc from Chicago and In enclosing It, says that
It Is an individual contribution from the HtockhoIdersx of the company not
n donation from the railroad Itself, which could not legally make such a dona
tion. Most of these men are non-residents of EI Paso and the women of the asso
ciation are very much elated at the interest thus shown ba their work.
The women are busily engaged In soliciting funds In the city and are
meeting with much encouragement.
DEAD IN YAED
Was Perefeetly Well Short
Time Before, He Was
- Found Dead.
Dalhart, Tex.. Jan. 27. J. 3L Cully, a
brakemon on the Ft. Worth & Denver
road. -was picked up'in-the lower end of
the local vards at 7:45 last nipht with
his neck broken.
Cixllv was head brakeman on a south
bound freight and was apparently all
rijrhc while the train was stopped in the
Twentv minutes after it was jrone he
was discovered dead. It is thought that 1
he fell from the head, cars or the tram,
having had an attack of heart failure.
There were no other scratches or bruise
on his body.
Oullj' is a married man. 28 years old,
and resides in Amarillo. The body was
taken home this morning.
Tyler. Tex., Jan. 27. Capt. Sid John
son," aged 6JJ. died here last night. , He
was one of the oldest inhabitants of
Smith county. He served with the Ross
bfg-uic during the civil Avar, and was
appointed a brigadier general at the
last confederate reunion. A widow and
several.children survive him.
Training For Sale.
departure is that they were hard hit
by the "talent" and shut up shop he
cause they were losing money. That
sounds just like George Rose nnd Bllly
DuBols yes it does not. They prob
ably quit because they did not want
to finish a long career on the American
turf writing dollar tickets on a stool In
the middle of a Mexican alfalfa field.
A sale of horses In 'training is also
advertised for Monday In the paddock
of tlte track. SouucIk like someone needs'
tho ready money and, to judge from the
looks of the boys at the track, the ail
ment is not confined entirely to the
INTRODUCES NETV BILLS.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 27. Congress
man Smith introduced bills to enlarge
the powers of the interstate commerce
commission and regulate common car-
riers engaged in interstate and foreign
commerce, also far the relief of Frank
.uaiuiie. iouu. ior aamages irom fSO-
.! Blanche indians: also to increase the nen-
j sioh' ,of William McKInley. company C,
Sth regiment. Maryland volunteer in
fantry, to S20: and Isaac P. K Metcalf,
company K, 15th Illinois infantrv to
$20. . "
What Herald's Success Makes Outside Newspaper
- Think of El Paso and Its People Proof
That It Pays to Be Decent
(From the Santa Fe Daily ISTew Mexican)'
The El Paso Herald is a staunch Eepublican
paper in an overwhelmingly Democratic city.
Despite this condition, it has put out of business
its only Democratic evening contemporary and has
three times the subscribers and influence of its Dem
ocratic morning competitor.
This is a demonstration that decency pays even
in a wide-open town like El Paso, for The Herald has
ueen unnincninfi: m its opyusiciuu to racetracK gam
bling, against licensed immorality, against all the
evils that are the marks of new cities which pride
themselves upon being wide-open and having no re
gard for the laws of God or man when it comes to in
dulgence of vice and pleasure.
The Herald's strength can only be accounted for
bv the fact, that even in cities like El Paso the law
abiding, decent, moral people are in "the vast ma
jority. The Herald, in its crusade, takes a stand
against all lands of vice and mdraL obliquity.
January 27, 3910.-10 Pages
Many of the Finest Build
ings in Capital of France
Have Been Ruined.
ATTACKED BY FLOOD
Subway Caves in and Many
Other Accidents Follow
Encroachment of Water.
Paris, France, Jan. 27.
The sun is shining in Paris
today and rain throughout
the afflicted districts 1 as
ceased but joy over the fall
ing of the Seine turned to
dismay when the.eluvia! de
partment late in the after
noon predicted a further rise
of eight inches before the
crest of the flood is reached.
The waters again began to
rise this afternoon.
Paris. France, Jsh. 27. The waters mf.
the Seine this afternoon began to recede,
very little, It is true, fent nevertheless
to recede, and the crest of the greatest
flood in Prance since early In the seven
teenth century appears to have passed.
Shortly before neon a dismayed, crowd
watching the water gage at Paint Roy
al, noticed that the floed had actually
began to subside, and the .glad tidings
spread along the qnays, where thessands
ef weary aoldiers and citizens were
working building temporary dykes.
Paris today resembles a beleaguered
city. The military commaader ef the
five sections into which the city Is di
vided, holds hi soldiers in constant
readiness to dispatch to points ef dan
ger. Military barracks aHd ynbllc
schools have been placed at the disposal
of refugees, who already nnmhe? mora
than a hundred thOHscn.
The valley of the Seine today presents
a terrifying spectacle. The flood Is
-miles wide for 25 .miles above Paris, and
the torrent rans throash the city at the
speed of a mountain torrent. It is flash
with the parapets of the bridges, where
It has not actually overflowed them.
The most alarming feature of the slta
atlon this morning was a fissare at Aa
teuil viaduct at the foot of Paris. Should
j this give away It would act as a dam.
and submerge tie entire city.
At 8 this morning the Orleans railway
tunnel gave way. Another caveia oc
curred la Rae LUIe, flooding the Ger
The buildings of the ferelgn office
have been abandoned.
Damage Most Severe.
The mala drain under the Caamptf de
Mars broke this forenoon and the water
extended bade to the Invalides, -where
the bones ef a Napeleea repose.
Several cavelns have occarred la Place
De La Concorde, Rae St. Henore and
The basement of the Grand Police and
; the home of president Fallierea are flll-
ed -with water.
"Whole sections of the city, including?
St. Lazare subway station, are roped off
as being dangerous.
The vraters invaded the court f Si.
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