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EI Paso, Texas,
February 5, 191Q.--24 Pages
AH the Xevrs
Herald Prints It First
While It's FreKfc.
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While passing Cleveland square about 10 oclock Friday night L. B. Crawford,
r drug clerk residing at 720 Mundy avenue, was held up by two men. One of
the highwaymen stuck a revolver in his face and demanded that he throw up
his hands. But instead of complying with the request, Crawford turned and ran
towird town at breakneck speed.
Reaching the jrtaza, he notified the policeman on the beat of the holdup and
said one of the holdup men had followed him a block toward town- The offi
cers went on a hunt for the robbers, but did not find them, and Crawford rode
home on a street car.
Actress Divorces Husband
Who G-ave Her a Six Min
ute Kiss on Wedding Eve.
IN" SAN FRANCISCO
Denver, Colo., Feb. 5. "Heavens! May
Buckley obtains a divorce on the ground
that her husband -was cruel to her. If a
man -who gives his fiancee a soul kiss,
lasting- six minutes by the clock, can be
cruel to his wife, -what can we expect of
men who do' not kiss at all?"
This was the tenor of the exclamation
that went the rounds of the smart set
last night, when it was learned that May
Buckley (our May), the pride of Elitch's
Gardens during several seasons, and the
pet of Denver society, -was yesterday in
San Francisco granted a divorce from
Charles "Walter Martin Sabine, -whom
she married at the witching hour of
midnight under the apple trees at
Elitch's on! June 27, 1908, says the News.
Although the news of the divorce
caused a sensation, the fact that the
pretty actress got the decree on the
ground of cruelty brought the greatest
Never apparently, -was there a onore
ideallc dove match than that of Martin
Sabine and May Buckley. When he ar
rived to claim his bride on June 23, his
first act on stepping from the train was
to pick up'bisliWena1?c&na3a greet
her with a soul kiss that lasted six mln---utes
by the clock at the union station.
When the news of that enduring kiss
became noised abroad through the city,
it caused the breaking ot several en
gagements, it is said, because the young
anen could' not come up to the standard
set by the Englishman.
"He certainly must love her," quoth
the disconsolate maidens, "or he wouldn't
kiss her so enchantingly."
That Buckley-Martin kiss was put
down as the supreme test of true
love, and the swains who failed had
solitaires to sell cheap.
Then came the romantic marriage un
der the apple tree, when the couple
swore eternal love unJer the stars, and
it was deemed that in comparison with
this affair all others sank into insig
nificance as far as romance and true
love were concerned. No one had a doubt
but they would bill and coo the rest of
their lies and that never a harsh wora
would be spoken on either side.
According to the dispatch from San
Francisco, the suit was aiot contested.
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4. BRAIN EXPOSED; 4
.f. LIVES MANY DAYS. 4"
Dallas, Tex., Feb. 5. Ed Smith,
4 a negro, who was chopped in the 4
head with an ax by a negress on
January 23, died today In the city -fr
f hospital. His Drain was laid bare fr
4 and physicians declare it is one of
gi th most remarkable vitality cases
Austin, Tex., Feb. 5. Gpvernor
Campbell today appointed . Jno. L.
Young, of Dallas; J- E. Downs, of
Crockett, and H. R- Morrow, of Amar
illo, delegates to the national weights
and measures convention In Washing
ton, Feb. 25.
FALLS SIX STORIES; STILL LIVES
LOG, SITTING ON END
New York, Feh. 5. Patrick Diskin, a carpenter, who recently came to New
York from the west, is in the hospital "because he deliberately sawed off the end
of a log on which he was seated six stories ahove ground.
Diskin had heen ordered to saw off the end of the log, which projected from a
window over the street. He went up, go t out on the end of the "beam and care
fully sawed it in two between himself an d the window. He and the end of trie
log fell together to the pavement, yet, remarkable to relate, Diskin was not se
When asked today why he had done such a thing Diskin replied with some
heat: "Sure, them was me orders."
Berlin, Ger., Feh. 5. The reichstag without debate today adopted an un
modified hill approving the government's tariff arrangement with the "United
But for the protest of a few of the extreme conservatives, the measure would
have passed sH three readings unanimously.
Informs Investigating Com
mittee That He Is Ready
to Give His Evidence.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 5. An un
expected public session of the Ballin-ger-Pinchot
committee was held this
morning following the receipt from the
interior department of two bundles of
documentary evidence called for by
Mr. Brandeis, attorney representing
Louis R. Glavis.
After considerable discussion it was
decided in order to save time, that the
papers could be examined by attorneys
as fast as the clerks scheduled them.
The brief session was marked by two
interesting incidents, Gifford Pinchot
making his first announcement, and
John J. Vertrees making the first ap
pearance as chief counsel for secretary
Mr. Pinchot asked that Nathan .A.
Smythe, of New York, be added to
counsel as his personal representative.
Representative Denby questioned Mr.
Pinchot as to what angle of the case
his testimony would be directed.
"The story I have to tell," replied Mr.
Pinchot, "'Is my connection with con
servation." "And that Includes the Alaska' coal
land cases and water power sites?" in
terjected senator Sutherland.
The committee agreed that Mr. Pin
chot would not be called until after
the tjross examination of Mr. Glavis
DEKAY IN CHARGE OF
Receiversliip :Ncw in Force.
Business "Will Not Be
Mexico City, Mex., Feb. 5. Henry De
Kay, receiver lor the Mexican National
Packing company, today took formal
possession of the property for the pur
pose of judicial liquidation.
Gonzalo Alfaro, who was chosen to
make an inventory of the assets of the
company, began his work at once.
He said today that the business of
the concern would not be suspended
and it was Intended eventually to re
organize with the aid of English capi
tal. Liabilities Heivy.
Boston, Mass., Feb. 5. The liabilities
of Fisk and Robinson, bankers of thi3
city, New York, Chicago and "Worces
ter, who failed this week, are now, esti
mated at $12,000,000, instead of $7,000,
000. NEW PAPER CHARTERED
FOR AJIARIIiLO, TEXAS
Austin, Tex., Feb. 5. Chartered: The
Amarillo Publishing Co., capital stock,
$25,000; Incorporators, J. W. McCam
mon, "W. A. Askew, Chas. Martin, G.
McCammon was at one time editor
of the El Paso News.
Griffiths Lumber Co., San Antonio,
capital $10,000; W. J. and E. B. Pear
son, and J. G. Grlner, Incorporators.
Where the Water Damaged Paris
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CHICAGO OFFICIALS -1
City Engineer and Two For-.
mer Assistants Now
Chicago, 111., Jan. 5. Chicago's big,
"graft" investigation came to a climaxi
today when the grand jury returned
four true bills, charging the city hall
officials with conspiracy In connection
with a $45,000 "shale rock" scandal.
The men Indicted were John Erlcson,
city engineer; Michael H. McGovem. a
wealthy contractor; Paul Redieske, for
mer deputy commissioner of public
works'; Ralph A. Bonnell, former as
sistant city engineer.
All of Ihe above with the exception
of Ericson were Indicted a short time
ago in connection with an alleged at
tempt to defraud the city of about
$250,000 In building "section N" of the
Lawrence avenue sewer.
Later in the day second indictments
were returned against McGovem. Bon
nell, Redieske ana seven others who
were indicted last week.
AT FORT WORTH
Wheat to Be Shipped There
and Then Sent Out to
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 5. It is
learned at the railroad offices today that
plans are being formulated to make
Fort .Worth a terminal grain station in
which case the city will be the third
largest grain center in the United Statas
The railroads expect to offer lower
rates and enable shippers to concentrate
grain at Fort "Worth where the routing
can be done afterwards. A big gram ex-4
change will likely be built and buyers
from all -over .the country tvIH go" to
Texas for grain.
MAX. HELD OX A CHARGE
, OF SHOOTING DIVORCED TVIFE
McKinney, Tex., Feb. 5. Oscar "W,lnn,
charged with Attacking and shooting
his divorced wife on a public highway
near town, was given a preliminary
hearing, today. His bond was fixed at
$1000, which so far he has been un
able -to make. - - -
As an epitome of the transition of
El Paso from a Mexican town of adobe
and straw to a modern city of steel
and concrete, the passing of the little
house of sun dried brick on the corner
of Mea avenue and St. Louis street,
to make room for the four story Roberts-Banner
building, is symbolic of
the new El Paso era, the age of the
Built lp the days when everything
was -adobe from river to mesa, the lit
tle low roofed house, with its four
rooms and a patio, withstood the en
croachments of the new until, like the
line of adobe buildings that fronted
on El Paso street in the early days,
It has crumbled away berore the picks
of the Mexican workmen, blazing the
WATERTROKT OT THE "LOUV&E
MUCH MISERY SEEN
Great.Suffering Follows the
The Terrific Floo f .
the Past "Weeli.
Paris, France, Feb. 5. The river Seine1
today is more than 13 feet below the:
flood maximum. The streets of Paris,
are now clear of water and the wreck-'
age -left by -the flood Is rapidly disap
pearing. Above and below the city the
waters have returned to the river bed,
and ?ome factories have resumed oper
ations, thus reducing the number of un
employed. But there is no cessation of the work
of relieving the misery caused by the
Hospitals and other places of refuge as
well as soup-kitchens were crowded to
day and the distribution of food and
clothing proceeded systematically.
Premier Briand expressed the belief
before the cabinet today that the ef-
rects or tne disaster would be le;
grave than had been anticipate. The
cabinet decided to ask parliament to
grant new credits for the furtherance
of work of restoration.
DEFIES POSSE; BUT
FIXALIr EXDS LIFE
Walker, Minn., Feb. 5. Wal
ter J. McDonald, who has been
defying sheriffs posses since
Thursday night, and had bar
ricaded himself in the house
afte"r shooting Howard Sexton,
committed suicide "today by
shooting. , "
TEXAS FEDERAL JUDGE IS
VERY ILL, IX ST. LOUIS
St. Lou-is, Mo.. Feb. 5. Federal
judge D. E. Bryant, of Sherman, is re
ported somewhat improved at Aexan
Bros.' hospital this morning, although
physicians say his condition Is critical
and hold out little hope for his recov
ery. MISSIONARY TO JAPAX DIES
. Marshall, Tex,' Feb. 5. Advices were
received here- today by relative that
Dr J. f. McCollum had just- died at
Seattle from' 'pneumonia. McCollum
was 20 years a missionary in Japan.
Ancient Mad Building Recalls
wav fnr ti. . . .
nf v, ,.""" iirePror structures
Qf the skyscraper era.
; uc aiw.MT.Tnop ayn
The Ancient Architecture.
frS2Cene Vrm ViGW by the store
S? 6Sa avenue nd St. Louis
been Vl !?"at 1Ittle adobe housC had
been forgotten by the oldtimers. and
until ntVCr knoWn by the newcomers
until the wreckers revealed It, when
it LtnS. fr"tS Wero removed. There
n a" of its orismal form, re
taining its primitive styie of south
!D architecture. There It had stood
proudly In Its coating of whitewash in
tne old days. Avhen the plaza was but
an open square of mud or sand, and
Mesa avenue was known as North Utah
The three ply roof of poles, with It3
LIVES OF 47 MEN
Steamer Alamo Reaches the
Sinking Kentucky and
Takes Off Grew.
New York, If.-T.. -Feb. 5. Respond
ing to the wireless message of distress
from the sinking vessel, Kentucky, the
Mallory liner Alamo reached the Ken
tucky, off Cape Hatteras, In time to
rescue Capt. Mooreand the crew of
The Alamo is now bound for Key
West, while the Kentucky isat the
bottom of the sea. The international
distress signal "SOS" was first heard
at 11:30 Frldaj' morning by tho
United Wireless company's operator at
Cape Hatteras and almost simultan
eously he heard the Alamo respond to
the distress signal.
The navy- department also flashed
wireless messages along the Atlantic
coast, dispatching the battleship Louis
iana and two revenue cuters to the
scene but the Mallory liner reached the
sinking vessel first.
BANKER GOES TO
Was State Treasurer, Put;
Money into His Own Bank
And It Failed.
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 5. Former
state treasurer Frank P. Glasler. was
sentenced by judge Wiest. of Mason, to
,day ,to from -five to ten years in the
penitentiary for misappropriating $6S5,
000 of the state's funds.
Glazier controled the bank at Chel
sea, which failed in December, 1907.
and the money had been deposited in
that bank contrary to law.
Glazier fainted when sentenced.
KEEP "WEDDIXG A SECRET
FOR NEARLY A YEAR
Richard O. G. Koval. of Alamogordo.
N. M., and Mis Charlotte A. ICrahmer.
daughter of F. E. Krahmer. an El Paso
hotel keeper, were married by the late
justice E A. Howard in this city on
March. 15, 1902.
A license was issued . to them four
days p'recefling'the" oefemony and they
have kept the matter a secret since
that time. I
Old El Paso.
load of adobe mud, the quaint corner
fireplaces that furnished both heat
and ventilation, the adobe floor, packed
hard by many feet, and the canvas
ceiling to prevent the tarantulas and
centipedes from dropping on the heads
of the occupant, were all to be seen
in the flat roofed house. Many plaza
loafers shuffled over to watch the
work of tearing it down with more
than the usual bystanders' Interest.
Ilclonprcd to a 3IiniHter.
The little house and the Old Mexico
Trading company store, which adjoin
ed it on the west, both of which are
being razed, were the property o" Jo
soph Wilkin Tays, known as "parson"
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New York, Feh. 5. Mayor Gaynor has heen endeavoring to find out just how
much some of the high salaried city employes have heen doing to earn their
money. Several were asked to make personal reports of their duties. Here is
the literal transcription of the report by a water registerer, who draws $300
"Generell husnes off water rejeter, seen that all clerks rive on time. Seen
that they do duty every day. Seen all permit to take out meter. Seen that send
out bills. Seen that constructors pay bills every day to settle all disputes.
Seen 'all bills & complaints look after. Seen Joe Mole and Malore every day."
Mayor Gaynor's commissioner was so pleased with this report that he sent
several short columns of figures to the Bronx register and asked him to add them
Either the commissioner or the register made a lot of mistakes, for tha
total3 did not come near agreeing.
Latest Eeport of Explosion
Comes From Pennsylva
nia; Dozen Are Victims.
DYE: AMITE THE
CAUSE OF IT
Indiana, Pa., Feb. 5. An explosion,
caused. It Is reported, by dynamite,
tore the timber and bracing to pieces
and burled 12 men in the lower work
ings of mine No. 2 at Ernest, five miles
north of .here, today.
Several men were taken from the
mine burned and Injured.
Rescue parties have as yet failed to
reach the entombed miners. ' ,
The first reports said a. hundred men
were in the mine, but it developed later
tha but a dozen were below, the
Later outside reports say that 30 men
are yet entombed.
A rescue party headed by state mine
inspectors entered the mine at 10 this
morning and at 2 oclock had not been
heard from. Fears are expressed for
The mine ordinarily has a 'day shift
of 170 men. .......
FIVE MORE BODIES ARE
RECOVERED I FROM. MIXE
Prlmero, Colo., Feb. 5. Pour more
bodies were recovered from the Prl
mero mine last night, making a total
of 55 found. It will require at least a
month to clear tne mine of debris, which
it Is believed forms the grave of nearly
a score more victims.
Two of the bodies recovered lost nighf
were those of Americans, J. W. Hoskinj
and W. H. Pannell.
Miner to Strike.
Toledo, O.. Feb. 5. President Lewis,
of the United Mine Workers, said to
day that there would be a general sus
pension of work In the bituminous coal
fields of the United States April 1 if
the agreements on a wage -scale were
not reached by (that date.
This will not include the four states,
Colorado, Washington, Montana and
Wyoming, in which contracts do not
expire until September.
This statement is the result of the
.failure of the conference between the
operators and miners of Ohio, Indiana,
and western Pennsylvania.
TEXAN" 3IAY HA YE
MET FOUL PLAY
San Saba, Tex.. Feb. 5. Carl Hen
drlclcon, aged 55, a prominent ranch
man who lived five miles east of here,
has been missing for a month, and
relatives who have been conducting a
quiet search, today authorized the po
lice to take up the hunt.
He left for St. Louis, a month ago to
put through a big land deal, and has
not been heard from-
It is feared he met with foul play.
ANDRE WS PASSES A WA Y
Washington, D. C, Feh. 5. Ccl. Wesley R. Andrews, private secretary to
senator Penrose and chairman of the jRepuhlican state committee of Pennsylva
nia, died at his home here this morning of pneumonia.
Col. Andrews was a soldier, editor and statesman. He served throughout tie
civil war and later founded the Meadville, Pa., Republican.
His only relative surviving is William H. Andrews, delegate to congress from
Jfew Mexico, who is a hrother.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 5. In an effort to put an end to government ex
travagance and waste, senator Aldrich today reported from the committee
on public expenditures a bill providing for the appointment of a commission to
make investigations and suggest needed reforms.
The commission will consist of nine members, three from the senate, three
from the house and three to be appointed by the president.
JFrom Deming (N. M.)' Graphic.
m-i '-rm T- TT t -i
u Tne Jthi raso neraid's
credit to a great newspaper
Flights at Denver and Salt'
Lake Are Branded as
"Flukes" andv Failures.
Expressions of disappointment over
Paulhan's flights in the only two iowns
in .the -west, ffvhere the Frenchman hs
given exhibitions, since leaving Los An
geles, wHl cause those who are atxeanpt
lng to bring him to El Paso to take
steps to see that every provision of bis
contract Is fulfilled when he comes
Paulhan appears to have been a dis
appointment in Denver and Salt Lake,
where he did not fulfil his agreements.
The Salt Lake Telegram of January
"Was fizzle by Paulhan intentional?
Aviation 'meet conducted with little re
gard for promises iniade. (Treats Salt
Lakei's like a lot of nutts.
"M. "Paulhan and his crowd 3eft Salt
Lake at 7 oclock this morning for Den
ver, where aerial exhibitions are an
nounced for tomorrow.
"The Frenchman solemnly vowed that
when, he reached Ms highest point in the
koir near -the lair grounds yesterday ha
had sent his biplane to the highest al
titude it could attain.
"During nearly all his short flight the
tops of trees, not 60 feet high, could
be seen above the "machine. He says he
got up 300 feet; it looked like about
100 or 150 to most of the spectators
when he was at his best."
There is a lot more, but this Is enough
to show what Salt Lake thought. It is
also enough to make the El Pasoans
careful to see that he complies with his
I contract If he comes here.
The Denver TImes of February 2, says
of Paulhan's flights there:
'Thousands disappointed by failure of
Paulhan to fly at time fixed. Flight to
the height of cot more than 300 feet, not
made until vast "majority of spectators
had left grounds, disgusted with at
tempts. "Louis Paulhan, the French man-bird,
made four short flights at Overland park
yesterday afternoon in the presence of
50,000 people, who witnessed a real air
ship In action for the first time in their
lives. -The flights were not up to the
expectations of the thousands who had
paid a large admittance fee to see tha
exhibition. The people of Denver, how
ever, were given a practical demonstra
tion of a machine heavier than air
which lifted Itself above the surface of
the earth and flew through the air with
the grace of a bird.
'The real event of the afternoon did not
occur until almost dusk, and after a
large part of the immense throng- of
people had become wearied and depart
ed for the city. The biplane ascended te
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