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Mondav, January 31, 19 1G.
POLL TAX PAY
something to do with cattle.
That suit was pending at the tim
of the killing.
I don't think there was anyone out
side of myself and Simpson knew what
j cattle were on- the range. I do not
know if. anyone else knew what the
j brands were on the qattle I had driven
ODS ENTERED ALL THES
Big Bush. Throughout the
State Today to Pay Up;
Fori Worth, Tex-, Jan. 31. Advices
received today from the larger cities of
Texas show that tSiere is a great rusti
to pay city, countv and state poll taxes.
Thousands waited until the last day be
fore paying, so the exact voting strength
will not be down until tomorrow. The
figures, however, indicate increases ev
erywhere. San Angelo estimates that S
percent of the assessments will be paid
uj' tonight and poll taxes corresponJmg
ly. Dallas so far leads the payments
up to Saturday night, which follow:
Dallas. 15,275; last year 17,902.
Houston, 11.000; last year 11.937.
Ft. Worth, 10,000; last year 14,000.
TYaoo. 9000; last year 9000.
Sherman 9400: last lear 1LS02.
Texarkana, 4000; last vear 3400. .
San Angelo, 2400; last year 2000.
This years figures above do not in
clude payments being made today, as
every city- reports thousands being paid.
The total will in each instance likely
exceed the previous vear.
It is expected that 3000 will pay taxes
in Fort Worth today.
TO ASK MAXEY TO
Water Users Will Send At
torney to Austin to See
Phil Bargman, of the water consum
ers' committee, which, was selected Fri
day night, said this morning: fThe
committee has engaged J. M- Goggin, 3L
W. Stanton and Patterson & Wallace to
represent the consumers in this matter
and it is mv understanding that judge
Gosgin will leave tonight for Austin.""
However, judsre Go in said that he
would not leave, as final arrangements
liitve not as yet oeen made.
It is the general understanding that a
petition will be presented to judse I
"""J "" -u.-Jvu m aax UlUiU to UU.W
the order of the court here set aside
relative to the minimum rate.
ARIZONA MAN SHOOTS
UP TOWN; KILLED
Jack Lane Meets Death at
PaysonandW. C. Col- '
Globe, Ariz., Jan. 31. W- G. Colcord
shot and instantly killed Jack Lane at
Payson yesterday evening. Lane went
to Payson drunk, it is charged, and be
gan shooting up the town. He fired two
or three shots at Colcord, it is said, all
of which went wild.
Colcord drew his revolver and shot
Lane through the right lung, causing
instant death. Colcord surrendered.
OKLAHOMA SAFE IS
DYXA3IITED: TOW'X SHAKE.V
Chickasha, Okla., Jan. 31 Three
yeggmen dynamited and robbed
the safe of the Howard Mercan
tile company at Blanchard, east
of here, early this morning. They
escaped with -about $1000 in cash
and bank notes.
The explosion awakened the
citizens, and a posse was organ
ized and started in pursuit soon
, f vl
COUPLE MAY BE RECONCILED
Pittsburg. Pa., tfan. 31. Wiii a maid
and a drayload of trunks,, Mrs. Gene
vieve Chandler Phipps arrived here from
Denver Sunday and has taken temporary
quarters at aliotelj
Rumors are that Mrs. Phipps's arrival
at this time is indicative of a recon
ciliation with her husband, Lawrence
Phipps, who is also said to be in Pitts
burg. Recently Mrv Bhrpps sold his
baautiful mansion Ah the fashionable
residence section m Pittsburg, saying
he "was done with the city for good and
Mrs. Phipps would not comment on
KANSAS COURT REVERSED
IS PULLMAX TAX CASE
Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. The su
preme court of the United States today
reversed the decision of the supreme
court of Kansas in the case of the Pull
man company, holding that the so
called Rush act, taxing the company on
Its capitalization, was unconstitutional.
The case was ordered remanded.
SENATOR CULBERSON" IS
GETTING SOME BETTER.
Atlantic City, X. J., Jan. 31. Sena
tor Culberson, of Texas, who came here
some time ago for a rest following a
nervous .breakdown, continues 'to Im
prove." Rumors have reached him that
he intends resigning his seat In the
senate, but he -says there is no truth
to the reports.
PANHAITDCE MURDER CASE
IS CALLED FOR TRIAL
Amarillo, Tex., Jan. 31. Case ajrainst
John Williams, charged wih the mur
der of John Armstrong, foreman of tine
XIT ranch near Bovina, Nov. 17, 1908,
was called this morning before judge
Browning in the 47uh districts court. At
the first trial in Randall county the
jury disagreed and She case was trans
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Lest we forget let's keep our money
at home and still get the best. Globe
OLDEST AND STRONGEST
IN DOHA ANA COUNTY
LAS CEUCES, N. M.
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
AND SOLICITS YOUR PATRONAGE
OSCAR C SNOW, Pres. CAPT. S. J. WOODHULL, V. Pres. and Cash.
ROBERT DROSS, Asst Cashier.
LAS CRUCES AND
New Men at A. & M. School
Make Grood Showing.
Agricultural College, N. M.SIac31.
In a good clean game of snappy basket
ball the, -quintet representing the pre
paratory department defeated the fresh
man team bj' the score of 21 to 16". A
good crowd was in attendance and the
cheering from -the side lines was equal
The first halfwended with the score
9 to 7 in favor of the freshmen. The
" '13" team was eomnosefl pntirlv nf
new men while on the "prep" team were
two men who have played positions
j with the 'varsity five. This gave them
I a decided advantage in the second half.
In the early part of the second half
freshmen got a burst of speed and took
the lead by three points. This they
held until the last five minutes of play.
The "preps" rallied and Viot only over
came their opponents lead, but man
aged to end the game five points ahead.
The lineup for the two teams was as
Freshmen H. Smith, center; C. Clay,
J. Knorr, forwards; C. Briggs, H. Floyd,
"Preps" Beckwith, center; Boat,
Clayton, forwards; Harrison, "Blain,
Timers "Windsor and Mayer.
Time of halves 20 minutes.
The work of Harrison and Blain at
guard was good, and to themtis given
the credit of winning , the game.
For the freshmen, Clay was the indi
The local athletic association Is
heartily in favor ,of "and Is boosting the
Southwestern Amateur Athletic associa
tion, which has been formed with El
Paso as a center, and In the interests
of clean amateur athletics.
Following the basketball game Satur
day evening, .the floor was cleared and
a dance was given. Only eight dances
James Xourse, recently of Spokane,
"Wash., but now enroled as a student
here on a short term course, has been
appointed art editor of the "Swastika."
J. H. Reames, of Mesilla Park, has
received a paterft on an automatic pump
for bicycle and automobile tires. The
pump is made to be attached to the
spokes of a wheel and will automatical
ly keep the tires tight.
LAS CRUCES DAILT RECORD.
' Las Cruce. X. M., Jan. 31. The fol
lowing deeds and other papers of rec
ord have been filed with the recorder of
Dona Ana county.
A. B. Bjerregaard to Benjamin T.
Link, warranty deed to a tract of land
situated about 2V. miles northerly from
Las Cruces, area 254 1-4 by 550 yards;
consideration 2200. Dated Jan. 2S,
Elmer E. Bradford et ux to B. T.
Link, warranty deed to a tract of land
situated about four miles north of Las
Cruees, containing" 20.32 acres; consid
eration $4000. Dated Jan. 28. 1910.
James P. Morris et ux to E. S.
Stephens, warranty, deed to a tract of
Jand situated in Refugio Colony grant,
area 250 by 70 yards; consideration
$475. Dated Jan. 12, 1910.
James T. Smith to Luther Jividen,
warranty deed to lots 20 in block 1 of
Sunny Slope addition; consideration ?1
1 a I arm
and other valuables. Dated Jan. 17,
James T. Smith to Russell H. Mc
Millen, warranty deed to lots 1, 2, 3 and
4 in block 13 on Sunny Slope addition;
consideration $1.00 and other valuables.
Dated Nov. 1, 1909.
J. T. Miller to TV. T. Hutson, war
ranty deed to lots 15, 16, 17 and IS in
block 39 of Miller's addition; consider1
ation $1.00 and other valuables; dated
Dec. 24, 1909.
J. T. Miller to C. TV. Hyde, warranty
deed to lots 7 and 9 in block S of MI11
er'a addition; consideration fl.OO and
other valuables. Dated Oct. 2, 1909.
J. T. Miller to LJewellyn Roberts,
warranty deed to lots 41, 42, 43 and 44,
dn block 15 of Miller's addition; con
sideration $1.00 and other valuables;
dated Oct. 23, 1909.
Russell H. McMillen et ux to Robert
M. McMillen, warranty deed to lots 3
and 4 in block 13 of Miller's addition;
consideration 1.00 and other valuables;
dated Dec. 12, 1909.
J. D. 'TVollett to Robert A. Burke,
warranty deed to lots 17 and IS in
block 36 of TVestmont Heights addition,
j consideration $20.00; dated Dec 20.
J. D. TVollett to Robert A. Burke,.
warranty deed to lots 1 and 2 in block
35 of TVestmont Heights addition; con
consideration 20.00; dated Dec. 30.
J. D. TVollett to A. J. Moore, warranty
deed to lots IS, 19. 20, 21 and 22 in bloek
34 of TVestmont Heights addition; con
sideration $50.00; dated Dec. 30. 1909.
Oscar Lohman et ux to Escobar, war
ranty deed to a parcel of land in the
town of Las Cruces, area- 50 by 50
yards; consideration $200. Dated Oct.
E. M. Bowyer to E. G. Ascarate, quit
claim deed to house and lot In Las
Cruces, area of lot 30 by 69, consider
ation $325. Dated Aug. 28, 1903.
J. D. TVollett to S. N. Bird, warranty
deeu" ot lot 15 In block 3S of TVestmont
Heights addition: consideration $10.00;
dated Jan. 29, 1910.
J. D. TVollett to A. H. Moody, war-
ranty deed to lots 19 and 20 Inblock
36 of TVestmont Heights addition f"con-
sideration $20.00; dated Jan. 29, 1910.
J. D. TVollett to B. T. Price, warranty
deed to lots 17,
27, 28. and 30 In block
I 39 of TVestmont Heights addition; con
sideration $50.00; dated Jan. 29. 1910.
J. D. TVollett to TV. A. Dlckerson, war
ranty deed to lots 18 in block 39, of
TVestmont Heights addition; considera
tion $10.00; dated Jan. 29, 1910.
Fred Lurkins et ux to Dan Kelly et
al, warranty deed to a tract of land
situated in the Refugio Colony grant,
containing 175.97 acres; consideration
$1000. Dated Aug. 29, 1889.
Julian Sierra to Primitivo Gonzales,
quit claim deed to a lot In precinct No.
3 of Dona Ana county, area 23 by zs
yards; consideration $26.50. Dated May
Andrew F. Bateman et ux to Hugh
Clary, warranty deed to a tract of land
situated about- one and one-half mile
south of Mesilla Park containing 59.29
acres; consideration $1.00; dated Jan.
31nrrlas:e License Issued.
Miles Stevenson and Veretza Vina
bidez. SURVEYORS RUN LINE
FOR VALLEY CANAL.
Las Cruces, N. M., Jan. 31. Reclama
tion service engineers commenced
work today surveying for the high line
canal form the Leasburg dam to El
TVorlc started at the lower end of
the present government canal, six miles
south of Leasburg.
LAS CRUCES HOTEL ARRIVALS.
Las Cruces, N. M., Jan. 31. The fol
lowing guests are registered at the
Hotel Bernardo: C E. Jones, Denver;
Chas. Atchinson, Denver; Thos. Q. At
kins, Denver; J. I. Law, El Paso; Stew-
i art Bemster, Leavenworth, Kansas;
F. Butler, Denver; B. F- Panky, Larny,
N. M.; a M. Vardley, St Louis; Louis
Gendropi J. P. CoCoran, M. McAskill,
Anastacio Sanbr&m, Pilar Larona, El
entorio Orondo, Maximimo Navares.
Marques Rios, Anacleto Rios, Sebas
tian Antibrero, Pedro Mendozo, Apo
lonio Rodriguez, Ignacio Abalos, An
tonio Rodreguez, Reyes S. Briserjo, R.
G. de Martenez, Alberto Lucero, Jesus
Lucero, Pascillano Lucero; Ricardo
Sanchez, Max Dawentaff and Mrs. Rose
Dawentaff, of El Paso, Texas.
Park Hotel:- O. A. Bell, El Paso;
H. A. Scott, El Paso; C. V. Prescott,
Las Vegas; TV. H. Hodges, jr.,. Shreve
port. La.; R. K. Colquitt, Marfa, Texas;
S. A. "Ward, Helena, Arkansas; H. R.
Fleming, Xew York; L.'Clapp, Hatch.
OPEN HOUSE AT COLLEGE.
Las Cruces, X. M., Jan. 31. The de
partment of household economics of
the college has sent out Invitations to
the women of the surrounding vicinity,
announcing an open house In Its quar
ters, In the basement of Hadley hall,
on Thursday, Feb. 3.
3222r Afc& XtJr
HERALD ON SALE IN IiAS
csuces, rr. ai.
Frsafc A. Em-rrlej, Agent, opposite
Dally Herald ok sole by Las Crnces
Drngr Co., Camosxe'a News Staaui,,
A. & M. aiRLS WIN
FEOM SILVER CITY
Freshmen Win Debate Over
Juniors on the Tariff
Agricultural College, N. M., Jan. 31.
The girls' basketball team has re
turned from Silver City, where they
defeated the Xormal school girls by
the score of 14 to 11. The game was
very exciting and at no time in the
game did either side have the advan
tage. Silver Cly people- pronounce it
the best ever playeM In their city. The
first half ended 10- to 9 with the b'ig
side to' Silver City, but In the second
half the college girls allowed their
opponents to score only one point while
they were making five and winning
The freshmen have again stepped
into the limelight This fime they de
feated the junior class In debate. The
teams were composed of Briggs, Ewing
-and Poe, for the freshmen, and Mc-
Cowen, Hermann and Mayer, for the
juniors. The question was:
"That the best Interests of the United
States Tequire the discontinuance of
the protective tariff policy."
At Saturday night's meeting of the
CurrentTopics club. In Hadley hall,
Leslie Hermann spoke on the "Rota
tion of Crops."
Miss Anna Shindler, of El Paso, is
spending a few days at the college.
Sam Bausman went to EI Paso Sat
urday to visit the T. M. C. A. forum
"Walter Adams has withdrawn from
?chool and gone to Oskaloosa, la., to
accept a position on a dairy farm.
Dr. MacArthur's bible class at the
T. M. C. A. was given a test on the
Acts of the Apostles on Sunday morn-
ing. Prizes were awarded for the best
AXTHOXY .TEWS XOTES
AND VICINITY' PERSONALS.
Anthony, X. M.. Jan. 31. There was
a large attendance at the dance In
celebration of the new railroad sta
tion. Guests were from La Mesa, Be
rino and Chamberlno. Refreshments
were served and a good time enjoyed.
Rev. Mf. Burns, of La Mps rm-
ducted the church service Sunday af
ternoon. Rev. Mr. Bond, of El Paso
will have charge of the service next
"Will King, while crossing the ford
In the river Sunday, got stuck and
was obliged to leave his wagon. At
tempts will be made to get it out
At the recent Lyceum meeting a com
mittee of two was elected to assist the
school teacher in preparing a celebra
tion of the birthdays nf "Washington
Invitation, have bees Issued for a
card party to be giveu oy Miss Lora
Story Thursday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Ferlet were Sun-
tfr liS a-the T' A- Ferlet ranch
Mr. Ellsworth and wife and J B
Brinkley were recent guests of Mr
and Mrs. TV. B. Carroll
Miss Bailey and Mrs. Eighmev. of
La Union were in Anthony Sunday.
James Edwards, teacher if a ,...?
who took the examinations at Las
Cruces recently, has received a first
fa'aus uciuitcuLe i-om the
Las Cruces. X. M., Jan. 31. Engineer
Jas. A. French went down tn ti o
McCoy & Pittman have gone over to
Columbus to do surveying work
D. E. Jeffries, of Rochester X Y
Cruces""5 t0day m" Las'
F. M. Haynes, of the T.c o
.ZrWrZZ,l"? Paso today
Don Nestor Armijo and
ter. Miss Josephine, are in rci Tnr.Z.
Howard Fitzgerald is attendin- to
uuomwj in jji j. aau fcuuay.
ROBBER ESCAPES AFTER '
BEING SHOT BY OFPICPR
Shreveport, Tex.. Jan. 31. A rewfrS
of $300 is offered for the capture S
John Worm, alias Kentucky Toni
desperate postoffice robber, vrho en'r3
after being shot by constable Bi4Tf
Minden, Saturday night Worm
caught in the act of blowing the satl in
the Sarepta postoffice. Worm's ALv
ner is in jail. 3 mrt-
SAN ANGELO PAPER QUIT
San Angelo, Tex., Jan. 31. It is'an
nounced here today that the News Pub
lishlng company, publishers of the San
selo Press-News, will be liquidated.
D. C. McCaleb, managing editor will be
associated with the new Houston' Record
a we orf.ii .-iiigeiu OKnmard takes
the Press-News circulation.
(Continued From Page One.)
cant land on the east. Beyond that Is
the Simpson ranch.
In June, 1909, I was delivering Vome
cattle to -the Carpenter ranch. I was in
con-trol of the Polvo wells and Colston
wells by authority of the owners.
I lived at the Simpson ranch from No
vember, 1907, to July, 1908. Mrs. Simp
son and Miss Laura Blevins lived there
at the time I "was In charge of the cattle
for Mr. Rossin. Mr. Simpson and I look
ed after the cattle and wells. I lived In
the ranch house on the Headquarters
The Simpson ranch comprises 150 to
200 sections; there are three permanent
wells. It runs to the river south of the
railroad. There were no division fences
through it. I judge there were five sec
tions In the house pasture north and
west of,, the house The main gate to
this is through the corral.
June 1, 1909, I was at the Ardoin
ranch. On June 2 I -was at the Polvo
wells and did nofi go to the Headquarters
ranch. I spent the night of June 2 at
(the Polvo wells with Otis Gans, Tom
Snellgrove, a Mexican and Kent Stein.
Tom Snellgrove and Otis Gans have
never been In my employ.
"Went to Siiupon's Armed.
They had no water ai the Simpson
ranch. I went there- from the Polvo
'-wells the morning of
I with Kent Stein that
June 3. I started
that anorning. I had
some cattle there. I was armed when I
started. My gun had three cartridges
in it. Kent Stein was not armed. I did
not say anything to Snellgrove about
I had not, cleaned my pistol for sev
eral months prior.
"When I approached I saw some one I
took to be Mr. Simpson standing on the
Snellgrove gave me a drink with a
cup. I do not. remember where he got
It from. He was on the outside of the
fence. Simpson was also there. Simpson
was west of Snellgrove. I was on my
horse. Snellgrove was on the ground.
Stein was ncarme. I never saw him dis
mount. He started for his horse a little
before I did.
Greeted bj Simpson.
When I rode up I said: "Good morn
Simpson said: "Hello, Shanks." '
I asked him where his stag was. I ask
ed him about some cows. I also asked
him where the cow was that I had bor
rowed from Mr. Ross and said: "I un
derstand she had a calf and he onght to
pay for her." Then he said something
about people riding up on horseback.
He was outside the corral. The next
time I saw him he was 12 or 15 feet be
Tells of the Killinpr.
I had gone through the gate and was
In the act of turning. He had a gun.
I called to him to drop his gun and
spurred my horse toward hhn. He was
trying to shoot, pulling back the ham
mer. I remember saying twice for him
to drop his gun. He raised it and I
shot My horse was scared and I called
to him to drop his gun. He backed off
and I shot again. I then came back be
cause my back was turned toward him
and I was afraid he would shoot one in
the back. A few seconds elapsed be
tween the first and second shots. My
horse was scared and shied again. Simp
son fell after the third shot. I shot him
to save my life and would r.t have done
so except for that I was afraid he would
Mr. Simpson "was about five feet from
the cross corral when I fired the first
shot He was 12 or 15 feet away when
I fired the second shot. He was trying
to shoot all the time.
"Visited Simpson Home In May.
The last time I had been by the Simp
son house was the last day in May. I
went to see if Escontrias had gone by
with some horses.
Otis Gans. Tom Snellgrove, Virgil
Hunt and Henry Gert were there. I did
not see Simpson that night
I inquired about the boy. He was not
I reached the Simpson ranch about an
hour or two after dark. I was there
about half an hour. I was not looking
for Mr. Simpson nor was Idodging him.
I- did not expect any trouble with Simp
son. I was talking with Otis Gans; he
wanted to know about moving the cat
tle, because water had given out at
the Simpson ranch. I told him he could
move those cattle and he did so June 2.
I was not going there for any cattle
tho-t nin Tinr noinn Tit nip.
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xueie o.a u. omK uicic ...w., .. c nu.u
bought from Giron. There were some
cattle we were taking from " El Paso
to the Ardoin ranch and they had been
lost on the Giron place.
Miss Blevins "With a Gun.
Very soon after the shooting, I saw
Miss Blevins: she had some kind of a
gun. I though It was a rifle. She
pointed it toward -me. I threw my gun
on her and told her to drop her gun.
I had no cartridges in my gun. and got
away as quick as I could.
Simpson's body was about 30 feet
from the little gate to the left, as I
went out. This gate was in the south
west corner of the big corral.
After the shooting as I rode by
Simpson, Snellgrove was near the end
of the trough, going toward Simpson.
Stein was riding off. I called to him
to get his horse and move. I saw Miss
Blevins coming with a gun and didn't
want to see the boy get hurt
told Snellgrove to stay beecause -
supposed they would need him.
I never knew Snellgrove. I had seen
him for two or three months. I met
him at the Simpson ranch the night I
went to see abput the horses.
No "Water for Cattle.
The reason why I wanted to move the
cattle from the Simpson ranch was be
cause there was no water there and-the
grass was dry. The night I went by
there an ex-section man told me the
water had played out, and they could
not get any at all.
The Simpson ranch house was on
section number 12. The land In the
horse pasture, which comprised 2500 to
3000 acres, was alternate land one
tract belonging to the railroad and an
other to the schools.
When I was talking to Simpson about
the cattle I could not see any of our
cattle. I had been informed that they
were there. Simpson nodded backward
toward the house to the north. His
hands were apparently down by his
"Simpson Looked Crazy."
He had on a black hat and a jumper.
When I saw him with his gun pointed
toward me he had the anmaranp nt
ia crazy man. I had seen him two or
three months before that on the
train, in El Paso, at Midland and In
W. A. Lodge worked for me. About
April 2, I told him to go and pick up
what cattle he could find. I think he
took themto the Simpson ranch.
I had a man statlord at the Polvo
wells and no one ever bothered him.
I was not expecting trouble with'
Simpson. When I went to his place. I
did not know that I would find him
there and did not expect any contro
versy. When I went by Snellgrove I
giq not tnrow down a pistol. I did not
have two sixshooters. Snellgrove did
not hand me anything while in the
small corral, but while In the large cor
ral he handed me a drink of water.
Not a Family Man.
Simpson did not have his hands up
when I fired the first shot I was prob
ably three feet above him. His tody
from the waist down was hidden from
view by the fence.
After the second shot. Simpson started
to go back. I am not a 'family man. I
I was a deputy sheriff the day of the
killing and had been one for about
a year and a Half or two years. I did
not expect Snellgrove to go to the
station or come to town. I rode xo Clint
horseback, bringing Stein with me and
there met Snellgrove and Otis Gans
who were on the train. I did not tell
them to come to town. Jdld not bring
Stein for the purpose of testifying. I
surrendered myself to deputy Greet
Carpenter then indicated on a map
drawn by Mr. Robinson, the positions
occupied by the various persons in the
At 11:05 the witness was turned over
to the prosecution, attorney iloore ask.
ing why the pictures had been taken
and he said they were' taken to show
whether or not Simpson could be seen
from the house.
Mr. Sharpe. Dr. Carpenter and Chas.
Leavell married sisters.
I do not know if I womd admit that
I nad entered a conspiracy to murder
omiiuit ij. i naa aone such a thing I
think a man that would enter such a
conspiracy should be hung
There were 1200 or 1500 head of cattle
on the Simpson ranch. I do not know
of any cattle being there that were
There never were five milch cattle
there that I know of. I left some cows
there for Mrs. Simpson, but not as ex
empt propertj-. There were some other
i-iiune Him. were not included in the
mortgage. I had severa: executions is
sued. I gave my men instructions to
take all the cattle under this mort
gage. CInlnied Simpson's Home.
I had an execution issued and levied
on the home place of Simpson, and he
kum not s"e p possession of it. i
. . j.
claimed tne iana under the sheriffs
n mod thf Innri unrToi- t. i i
sale. He was still living on that place.
I knew the jury had given him judg
ment in the suit Yes, I knew Simp
son had sued me at Midland for $43 -0Q0.
I don't know whether we took all the
horses and cattle we could get or nnt
TVe did not clean up all the cows we
There was no mortgage on the earn
on the ranch or on the bulls. TVe had
..vww" "" tucse. jur. simp
son was manager in charge of theJ
I understood that Simpson sued me
for damages, but I do not know what
the charge was except that it had
I was In charge by an agreement
made in 1907. At the time of the kill
ing I was not in charge. I don't sup
pose I had any authority there.
I don't remember having asked for a
writ of possession to the ranch!
Visits Ranch After Killing.
The first time I went down to the
ranch after the killing Otis Gans was
Did you know you had some cattle
there on June 3? (Here he dropped the
little manicure file which he had
twirled in his right hand).
All the conversation that I remem
ber taking place is what I stated on
direct examination. There Is as much
truth in that statement as In any otKer
I have made.
I don't think Simpson told me I could
not get tho-se cattle and I don't remem
ber telling him I would get them any
how and I don't remember his telling
me that I had better not go through to
the horse pasture.
If Simpson had told me I "couldn't get
those cattle and the killing had come
up over It I think I wduld have re
membered. I do not know what I
would have done, if he had told me I
couldn't get them.
It was several months after the kill
ing before I heard that Simpson would
not let the boy with the horses water
I had not told the boy that I would
meet him at the Simpson ranch.
Heard of Threats.
I heard Tom Snellgrove testify that
the boys had told me that Simpson
wouldn't -let the boy water the horse3
I had heard Simpson had threatened
to kill me. I had met him a number of
times after the trial of the case up here.
I never let my feelings bother me. Bill
Lodge told me of a conversation he had
with Miss Blevins.
I had not notified Mr. Simpson that
I was going up there June 3, but my
judgment Is that he knew It My boys
had been there a few days before. I
didn't know myself that I was going
there until the morning of June 3.
I don't know what cattle were there.
The question as to whether or not I
had any right to any cattle there never
entered my mind.
Says Pistol Was Coeke.
When Simpson's pistol was on me it
was cocked. I suppose he had his
finger on the trigger. I didn't know
that his gun was on me until I turned.
I ask the jury to believe that after
he had his gun on me I turned and or
dered him twice to drop his gun and
he never shot
Simpson did not follow me with, his
gun, but when I turned he still had
his gun turned on me. All the time X
saw him he "had his gun on me. I think
he shot I shot at him three times.
He shot at me I think when my horse
wheeled. I thought I heard four shots.
I was above the fence where lie could
have shot me. I protected my body by
trying to kill or disable Simpson.
"THE EAGES BEING
FUSE MEN HERE"
Three of Them Bounded Up
- in a Hop Joint bj- the
There was a Hp: roundup of Americans
in Juarez -last nihi. For the second
time wifchm a few days the Mexican po
lice decided i&at there are far too many
wooers of the pungent hop smoke too
many for tie city's welfare.
TYihen the .police advanced- on the
""Puerto Canton," a Chinese rendezvous.
located at Calles Ortiz and Mina, they
lounu xu .americans lolling about the
floor. And behold! three of them said
they work at the Juarez racetrack. A
little chap, giving his name as C. A.
Jvers, said he trode', at the track, and
he looked as a jockey should look, too-
'"Onlv two were smoking." one of the
Americans started to explain.
rWhich trwof-' he was asked.
"Oh. two Chinamen," answered an
other. But just the same all received a $10
fine with a 10 days' jail sentence alter
native. Here are their names from the
official record: H. J. Huning, Pat Kel
ly, J. B. German, E. C. Krauet, Leo
Long, Dan Danhipork, F. Roy ueorge
Warren and J. C. Brans e. All were
younp- men. Some were Tery well
There were five other Americans, in
the police coart this morning. One. a
negro naimed Davi?, broke the ktn crank
of a gambling machine in a Calle Co
mereio saloon. He must pay for the
damage, and $o, besides, for being drunk.
There were about 30 Mexican prisoners
fo: petty offen?. Iv &1T it must have
bee a large night List night.
FEOZEN FOODS AEE
KEPT FIVE YEAES
(Continued from Page One.)
of apples. The owner told me today he
was going to pay the daily wages of
one of his men for every barrel of ap
ples sold. He bought the apples for
about $3 a barrel and will sell them
for about 56. Storage charges are 50
cents a barrel, so his profit is $2.50.
It's the same way with thosebeets, tur
nips and other vegetables there."
In one of the coldest of the storage
rooms, attention was called to barrels
filled with turkej's.
They're two years old," the guide
"TVill they be sold?"
"Sure good as the day they came
ZVeck of Goo.se Snaps Off.
In another room the reporter -saw a
barrel packed with geese. TVhile test
ing the firmness wth which the flesh
was frozen the neck of a goose was
snapped off as if it were a pipestem.
"These geese have seen their second
birthday here," the employe remarked,
meaning they had been in storage for
at least two years.
BASKS TO HELP TO
&ET THE FLYEES
(Continued From Page One)
Richard Caples ..... .......
Krakauer. Zork & Moye! ! ! ! "
Guarantee Shoe company Ml
TV. G. TValz company ..
Carl Klrcher ---
A. P. Coles & Bros Y
Snyder Jewelry company". v in
J Harris Krupp ". ... -in
jm paso Clearing house :. 550
Balance needed... j51
J. C. Lindsey, of Jacksboro, Tex., s in
Je city visiting his daughter, Mrs TV
H. Tance, at 1216 Noble street