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Ei Paso, Texas,
February 18; 1910-12 Pages
AH the Tew
Herald Prints It first
WMIe It's Fresh.
City Of Caoea and the Isle Of Crete Shaken
B wtim AH -H IK H? iJ& jHgjfl fl
Historian Smashes Altars Erected to Men Who Set the
Revolution in Motion and Badly Damages Some
Puritan Family Trees Casts Shadows on Al
most All the Great Karnes of the War of
the American Revolution.
Boston, dass., Feb. 18. James Henry
Stark, a local historian, has brought an
avalanche of stinging criticism and
abuse upon his devoted head for state
ments contained in his latest book, "The
Loyalists of Massachusetts and the Oth
er Side of the American Revolution." Mr.
Stark calmly claims Iks took contains
truths which he has gathered after years
of research aiid -which other historians
have wilfully passed by.
Its pages tear down ruthlessly the al
tars erected to Massachusetts heroes of
the revolution and are extremely humili
ating so some of Massacnusetts first
families -who pride themselves on an im
Patriotis societies In Boston, such as
the Sons of the Revolution, are deeply
aroused, as the book contains many dam
aging statements and proofs of their
correctness that cannot be denled.
Concerning the causes or the Amer
ican revolution Mr. Stare's book says:
"In Virginia the revolutionary move
ment of the poor -whites, or "crackers
Secretary Nagel Says Fed
eral Control of Corpdra
uons 'Is Necessary.
Chicago. 111., Feb. IS. Federal con
trol of corporations is necessary to
the commercial preservation of the
country, declared Charles Nagel, secre
tary of commerce and labor, of the
United States, in an address before the
Inlustrial club here last night.
s to the power of the national
government to authorize -the organiza-f
tlon of federal corporations, Mr. Na
gel said there could be no question.
The existing system of clashing state
laws "a system on all sides at -war
with Itself he regarded as intoler
able and he assured his hearers that
the consequence of a federal corpora
tion la-w such as president Taft had
proposed could make for nothing but
the general good.
Problem Too Big For States.
The purpose of the government to
regulate the corporations, in the opin
ion of the secretary, could not be
considered as an attempt to encroach
- c- -mtVinHtv. but as a deter-
mination to "employ old authority for
the solution of new problems." A. j
,o-. of attitude regarding the rela
tion of national to state authority, he
believed had come over the country
with the development of problems too
big for the state- individually to
"Among the more important pro
blems,"" said secretary Nagel, "appears
to be the question whether or not the
national government may and should
authorize and regulate the organiza
tion and conduct of federal corpora
tions. Only a few years ago the bare
suggestion of such an idea filled the
public with dismay. The authority was
denied and the policy was questioned.
Today, the irreconcilable conflicts to
which ordinary business organizations
are subjected dn our states have forced
a general recognition that something
must be done to relieve the situa
tion. Call Fer Relief, General.
"The idea Is not limited to any par
ticular locality of our country or to
any special class. From all parts,
east and west, north and south, city
and country, come the suggestions
that some relief upon these lines must
be worked out. The proposition has
now been squarely put before the
country. The president of the United"
States has made a distinct reoommen
dation in a message calling attention
to the needs and submitting for con
secration a form to which legislators
and constituents may give their at
tention. ,,ir ,
"All cooperation in matters political
means government, and why resort to
mere understandings without binding
force among the states, when we have
a common government to deal with a.
common cause? Why . not have our
federal government legislate where our
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SsHtlae, Chile, Feb. IS. Dr. Frederick A. Cook, who lias been here Sev
eral days teday admitted his identity. He vinited his old comrade, the Bel
Klaa engineer, Rysselberghe, Had the twe were together for some time.
The two bcb were member of the Belgian AHtarctJc expedition of 1S07-lfS-
sad the engineer recognized Cook when they were fellow passengers
en the steamer from Valdivia.
TJtIl ow. however. Cools, had refused to recognize hf former compau-lea.
led by Patrick Henry, was against the
planter aristocracy. It.vas only very
slowly and very .deliberately that Wash
ington identified hinisell -with the dis
Shatters National RXoIs.
"Patrick Henry was one of the most
unreliable men living. He had been suc
cessively a storekeeper, a farmer and a
shopkeeper, but he failed m all these
pursuits and became bankrupt at 24.
Then he studied law a rew years. Fi
nally he embarked upon the stormy sea
of politics. One day he -worked himself
into a fine frenzy and In a most dra
matic manner demanded "Liberty or
Death,' although he had both freely at
"John Adams joined the dlsunionists,
probably because he saw that if the
revolution -was successful chere -would be
a great opportunity for advancement
under the new government. This proved
to be the case
That Samuel Adams "was a defaulter
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Secretary Who Started the
Work in El Paso Will Join
International Work. -
Charles G. Titus, general secretary of
the T. M. C A., tendered his resigna
tion ttf the board of directors this aft
ernoon and Howard BB. Durkee, as
sistant secretary, -who has been in
charge of the educational and religious j
work at the association, was elected
Mr. Titus resigned to take up work
with the international committee of the
T. M. C. A., that department of the
work having been after him for several
Chairman J. H. Nations, of the ilocal
board, -was authorized by the directors
to appoint a committee to draft suitable
resolutions of thanks to Mr. Titus -for
his earnest work in El Paso. Mr. Titus
has been connected with the Y. M. C. A.
work in El Paso since it began, having
been sent here and placed in charge of
the work of raising the money for the
building. He was then elected to the
secretaryship and has managed it
through the first two years of its ac
tivity and brought it out In splendio.
While at work at lu Paso, Mr. Titus
found time to direct the work of rais
ing money for the Y. M. C. A. at Mesilla
Park college, N. M., and at Douglas,
Bisbee and Phoenix, Arizona, and has
j done much to forward the work of tno
association in the southwest- He has
hundreds of warm friends in El Paso,
who regret his severance of his connec
tion wjth the El Paso association.
Des Coating of Eggs With
This Substance Injure
New York, N. Y., Feb. 18. Traffic in
Europe's paraffine coated eggs which
began to arrive in New York last week,
has been suddenly cheqked by orders of
the department of agriculture, pending
an analysis of the eggs'. '
Dealers in domestic eggs charged that
the paraffine coating Is an adulterant
and as a result the' eggs are injurious to
The complaint says the foreign eggs
owe their superior sweetness and mild
ness to this paraffine.
BASEBALL PLAYERS TO
GET HALF RATES
Austin, Tex.. Feb. IS. The railroad
commission will likely rant a. reduced
rate to baseball players as a result of
a conference with president Allen, of the
j Texas league and president Dickenson,
ui tiie cuutiincsiciu league, juiey asitea
for a cent and a half a mile tor parties
of 14. This rate was allowed last, sea-
Passes Away Suddenly in I
Los Angeles, Where He
Had Gone for His Health.
Benjamin F. Hammett, exmnyor and
one of the most prominent real estate
owners and dealers of El Paso, is dead.
"With his passing is lost one of the men
who made the Pasw City- Death oc
curred most unexpectedly shortly be
fore 7 oclock last night at Los An
geles, where but a. few days ago Mr.
Hammett 'went In search of climatic
"Word of1 the death, which arrived
here shortly before midnight, has left
the widow and family broken, and
scores of friends among the most
prominent persons of the city sorrow
with unexpected ,grief. Mr. Hammett,
or colonel or major Hammett, as he
is called by many died at the age of
68 years, having just rounded 'that
year Monday of this week.
Until almost the time of his death,
Mr. Hammett engaged in active busi
ness. A heart trouble had caused some
fear, but he was greatly improved be
fore leaving El Paso for a stay in the
California city, having gained five
COL B. F. HA3rMETT.
pounds in weight. He was accompan
ied to Lbs Angeles by a daughter, Mrs.
Carter White, of this city. Mrs. Ham
mett expecting. to jojn him in a few
days. Also, ig survivinga. son, Paul F.
Hammett, junior partner of the firm of
B. F. Hammett &.Son.t
Prominent in St. Louis.
Before Mr. Hammett came to El Paso
forward men of that city. He was a
member of Hammett, Anderson & Waid,
leading real estate promoters, a firm
which built the Planters hotel among
other mammoth works. -Mr. Hammett
was associated closely, in a business
and personal way, with exgovernor D.
R. Francis, of the middle state, and
was chairman of the St. Louis police
commission for a time. He took an
active Interest In large railroad con
tracts In the south.
As head -of the Campbell Real Es
tate company, of -this -city, a cdmpany
which held much of t"he skyscraper
and central resfdence -property of tha
city, Mr. Hammett came to El Paso in
1894. He took active charge of the
interests of the big concern and almost
immediately became a leader in realty
and civic promotion.- Under his man
agement the Campbell addition was
graded, improved . and sold out very
rapidly. He stood for the erection of
good buildings and was a street paving
advocate. Incidentally he amassed a
considerable fortune, and at his death
may be rated at much more than half a
million. Among the well known prop
erties owned by the wholesale real es
tate promoter are the Van Blarcom
building, the Fraternal Brotherhood
hall, and the -Hotel D. R. Francis, tha
home of the familyi
Elected Mayor in 1001.
In 1901 Mr: VHhmraett was elected
mayor, runilingas a "non-political
candidate." Until, 1903 he conducted
what was considered a business ad
ministration. He'accomplished the first
Sunday saloon closing law enforcement.
His office expired ih 1903 and he re
sumed his business activity. In 1905
he was ma.de alderman of his ward on
the Davis ticket . '
B. F. Hammett, the map, isdescribed
by his many friends as being gentle
In his dealings with men of all classes.
He was especially interested in char-
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Good Usage, to take the word of tthe
Ch STOW TlrOf A55rtQ "in tha "ifnftmllulirn I
high row professors in the knowledge
works, Is, that which is used by the
best writers and speakers.
As In thin'gs literary, sol it Is" with
things telephony, style in telephone
conversation changes with the rapidity
of current' slang. One day it is
"nought" and the next week It will be
"ought" The prevailing style also de
pends in' part upon the way the one
who is doinr the calling pronounces
the aggravating little cipher. If he says
"ought," it -is "nought" with the oper
ator and vice versa, to trot out an
overworked Italian "synonym for a per
fectly 'good English word.
Last week In, calling over the phope
it was quite stylish to say "one-six--nought-nought."
When this was done
the young thing at the central vsta
tion -with the fairy voice would give
the flare back just as It was given by
the seeker after knowledge, by way of
hanging Styles In v
S . , The Telephone Calls
THE CITY OF CAXEA.
Canea, Crete, Feb. 18. A violent earthquake vras experienced here at 6:38 this
- 1 this city a number of buildings were damaged and the minaret of the mosque
crashed through the dome. r ' ' . .
In the village of Yaritetro a house collapsed, burying six people in the ruins.
1 The island was shaken from end to end and there was a great .disturbance of the
sea, shipping being damaged in many instances. " " . .
Loss of life is also expected to be heavy."
Coldest Experienced in Some
Places in Texas in Five to
DOWN TO '17
IN EL PASO
4.4,4. 4.a 5"I" 4,
4- The thermometer registered 17 4"
4 in El Paso this niorr.ng, and by
drants and plants were cnaj j
-g- UaUI.1. wwm- ..v.. w ; -- -
fc In Texas -for- coldi It ttss the cold-
4 est weather in 11 years at Tyler, 4
4 the coldest of the winter at Ter- 4
rll, and the coldest February
4 weather in 12 years at Waxahachie. 4
Denver, Colo.. Feb. .i. It is much
warmer in the mountains tocay, but the
local weather bureau takes some of the
joy from this fact by announcing that
another, "disturbance" s developing,
although apparently not accompanied
by a drop In temperature. It was 12
above at Denver, a rise of IT degrees
from yesterday's low point.
Pueblo reported 16 above and Corona
on top of the rockles. two above, al-:
though it had been 10 below during-thej
All over the mountain states the tern
peratures were much milder today.
Cold In the Soutn.
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. is. Unusually j
cold weather prevailed today in south- J
era Oklahoma and Texas and along the j
guir coast. J-Tom corpus unristi to tne
Florida coast the temperature was In the
twenties this morning.
Coldest In Five Years.
Tulsa, Okla.. Feb. 18. The thermom
eter today registered the lowest tempera
ture of five years, the mercury showing
10 degrees below zero. Livestock are re
ported suffering in unsheltered places.
Twelvo Year Recora BroJcen.
"Y&xahachie, Tex., Feb. 1 if. The cold
esc weather in Texas except the pan
handle, and remarkable for- central Tex
as, was experienced by Vaxanachie to
day when the mercury fell to one below
zero, the lowest temperature recorded
since February, 12 j-ears ago.
Coldest in Eleven Years.
Tyler, Tex., Feb. IS. The Temperature
was nine above here this morning, the
coldest in 11 years.
Coldest of the Infer.
Terrell, Tex.. Feb IS. "erre:l experi
enced the coldest night of the winter
last night, the -mercury falling to eight
above at daybreak.
20 Below at Dawson.
"The thermo'meter went Gown to 20
below in Dawson, "fc. M., and the snow
Is of the greatest dpth or the winter."
said James Hanson of the Dawson Fuel
company, who arrived :n the city this
morning and is visiting the freight de
partment of the Southwestern.. "Business
Is fine up In Dawson." he continued, "the
mines running smoothly and on good
the telephone route. This was the end
V. n-v nnclnn fn. !. -r
of the extension, for the law of con
traries usually applies to telephone
Too good to last; a switch was made
In the telephone style this week. In
stead of it being "one-six-nought-nought,"
or "ought-ought," as you
please, the style suddenly and without
warning changed to "double nought,"
and before this could be benevolently
assimilated by a telephone dependent
city another change was made.
The style this week in calling double
numbers is to sweetly whisper Into tha
cold, hard rubber, ear of the telephone:
"One-six-double-oh. plea&e" and don't
forget the "please" on the end of it.
Just a little frill but it helps be ser
vice so much, especially if the oper
ator had been to the theater the night
before and is feeling a trifle cross, not
to say double cross. Bnck will come j
the repeated number in a tone that
South Carolina Statesman Is
Suffering From Pro
Washington, D. C. Feb. 18.
The condition of senator
Ben Tilman, who was taken
ill on the eapitol steps Wed
nesday afternoon, is alarm
ing. He is unconscious and
those close to, the family
have lost hope of his recov
ery. It is said the senator is i
suffering from progressive
paralysis as a result of hard-
j ening of the-arteries.
' Tncumcari, X. M.. Feb. IS. H. IT. Madge, president of the Rock Island Rail
road Co., was here this mornins consulting: -- delegation oC hRsIness men from
the Roswell commercial club In reference to hHtldlngr a railroad between this
city and EI Paso by -ivay of RosweJI.
Mr. Mndgc vrill go to El Paso and thence to the Pecos valley to Inspect
the proposed route. -
A ban fin ct wax prepared by the bus lues men of thl city last eveaiajr-, bat
ovTln? to the belated train on which 21 r. Mudgrc arrived, he could not attend.
NOT FLY HERE
New York Court Enjoins
Bam From Using "Wright
New York, N. Y., Feb. IS. United
States circuit judge Hand, on appli
cation of the Wright company of
Dayton, O., which manufactures and
handles the inventions of the Wright
Brothers, has granted a writ of tem
porary I ijunction against Louis Paul
han. who has been making numerous
flights in this countrj-. Infringements
of the Wright patents were alleged m
the application for the injunction.
Paulhan will not fly in El Paso, j
CQU1TTED OX CHARGE OF
COMPLICITY IX MURDER.
Austin, Tex., Feb. IS. Tim Garden,
Charged with complicity in the murder
of former rangerNGeorge Stanford, was 4
acqukted by a jury in the 53rd district
Garden was accused of advising his
brother, H. P. Garden, to kill Stanford,
who was shot in a saloon here October
16 last year. H. P. Garden will be
tried March 23:
would melt the heart of, the .chronic
A1l. tni1 "Tk O-Crl V-HOllblP-Oh"
tplpnhone fiend, "one-slx-doubie-on
just like that 'with the final syllable
prolonged Until It melts away in an
ear tickling echo. . .
The same rule applies to" the double
sevens, the double eights, .and j the
double nines. But there the unwary
must beware. Watch the next num
ber for it Is liable to cause trouble
on the line. Avoid the Initial decimal
as one would a plague stricken city.
If It must be used, never, never,
never, say "double-x." That Is the In
dian sign for the girly-glrls at the
telephone clearing house. Once they
put that fatal double cross on your
telephone gatepost the path will be
thorny and filled with stones. Instead,
apply locally the prescription given
above. Say with a degree of sweetness
equaled onjy by the product of the
honey works: "Two-oh-two-oh" thea
you will jret The Herald-
latives To Be Dying
i mt v ,- w lun
$Emot:3 ic miHAy
Reporter Ordered Before the
.Grand" Jxuy But Testi
mony IvTot- Taken.
Through dftrirf attnrtpv -.V W TTr.tr-1
The Herald was vesterdav rpmi tn
submit evidence hpforn. fho mi ,ii-t-
thjs morning regarding the Apex bar ex- Coroner McManus this morning he
pose. San an investigation into the death of
When a Herald reporter presented Kallida"- Arrests are threatened if he
himself byv appointment az tne grand ' finils- as Physicians assert, that Halli
jury , room "this morning nc was asked day f rom loss of Dlod and ex
to wait until county anornvv W W I Psre. Physicians say HalHday's
Bridgers arrived, being toid that that
otriclal must make format complaint.
"Mr. Bridgers is supposed to be here
at 9 oclock," the district artorncv said.
From 5 until 10:15 oclock this morn
ing exactly one hour and 13 minutes
the reporter and also tne. grand jury
waited fcr the tardy county attorney.
Then foreman J. F. Prinim said the jury
was tired -waiting and the grand jury
"Xobody tola, nip .to De there," said
the county attorney, who irr.s met on the
street about 10:30 with a camera in his
nana. i am no mind reader." Iip said
The grand jury will' nut meet as-ain
until Tuesday .and in the meantime noth
ing can be done regarding the law vio
lation exposed by The Herald
Now The Herald still hatf tne evidence
T ho wants it?
fr BODIES OF EXTOMD3I5 4,
4- MINERS 3ZU3S3IXPIBD.
Cherrv. 111.. Feb. 13. Eleven
bodies of miners wert repnverpi j.
4. from the St. Paul coar mine today.
4. To the amazement of veteran mine. 4.
4 inspectors, the bod -rtombed 1
4. since November 13. when brought to 4.
tne suriace yere round to be al-
4. most perfectly mumnwfiec:. 4,
4 4- 4- . s"4 - 4'4"$'4'4 -
PUTS PO WDER A T FIRE;
TWO CHILDREN KILLED
Hlllaboro. Tex., tfeb. IS. A young sen and daughter of George L. Kite, a
farmer .ix miles south of here, died late yesterdny from burns received xrcta
a powder explosion. HUe, his wife, aad two other children, were serlonsly
burned. Hlte placed some blasting powder before a blaze ia the heaae t
dry It, when a spark from the fire struck the powder, exploding It.
Sheriff and Deputies Refuse
to Allow Wounded Ee
moved Till Militia Comes.
DYING MAN" IS
LEFT IN SNOW
Negro Deputies in the Jail
to Protect Negro Prison
ers Enrage the Mod.
Cairo, HI., Feb. IS. Militiamen this
morning patroled -the sidewalk In front
of the Alexander county court house.
whero shortly before 1 ocloclc this
morning Alexander HalHday, the lead
er of a mob in an attack on the jail,
was shot to death by deputy sheriffs,
and where four others, two of them
not members of the mob, were wound
ed. HalHday, the son of a former mayor,
lay --for three hours ying beside the
courthouse steps with, the temperature
a few degrees above zero. During
that entire time, sheriff Nellls, acting
on orders received "by telephone from
governor Deneen, refused to permit
anyone to remove the wounded man or
to allow a physician to enter the en
closure. Nellis says the governor ad
vised him to wait until the militia
came and to take no chance on any
ruse, which might result in a renewal
of the mob's attack.
The wounded are: Sam. Wessinger,
former policeman; John Maloney,
brotherinlaw of Mrs. Bose Maloney,
whose purse was snatched -by one of
the negro prisoners sought by the mob;
Morton Crehan, and Geo. B. Walker,
Associated Press correspondent.
Eight of the 12 deputy sheriffs
whose shots scattered the mob and
killed HalHday, are negroes and th-Ls
fact has itensified the race feeling.
The mob's attack on the jaU was the
outgrowth of a series of petty crimes
by negroes, particularly purse snatch
ings and annoyances to women.
John Pratt, a negro, was arrested
and confessed that he had grabbed
Mrs. Maloney's purse. He also con
fessed other petty robberies, and im
plicated Lincoln Wilson, another negro,
who also was arrested.
Polled Fail te vHelp.
Last evening- the sheriff heard of
mob talk and notified governor Deneen
at Springfield, who immediately or
dered local militiamen to guard the
jail. The sheriff also called on mayor
Parsons for help, but none of the local
poliqe appeared at the jail.
j About midnight the mob, "which had
been gathering for hours, rushed to
wards the darkened jaii.
"Stand back or I'll fire on you."
shouted the sheriff. The deputies and
the sheriff fiJred over the heads of th
mob and as the sounds died away,
pistol shots began popping from th
mob and bullets fell around the sheriff, '
one grazing his hand. Then came a
second volley from the jalL
HalHday, In-advance of the mob, fell,
and others. Including the wounded, fell
The mob spirit has never died in
I Cairo' since the murderof Miss Delley
I last November by a netrro. which, was
followed by the lynching of a negro
and a white man
i Whe Is Respoasiblo?
wounils wer.e not necessarily mortal
and his life probably could have been
saved 1f he had been taken from the
j court house grounds immediately after
he was shor.
A TEXAS MAX SHOOTS
TWO OTHERS AT SHAMROCK
Shamrock. Tex., Feb. IS. J.
C. Caldwell was shot and fatally
wounded and J. W. Bradley shot
and seriously wounded by J. W.
Jennings here late' yesterday,
during an altercation. Jennings
was pursued and captured fol
lowing the shooting; and hurried
to the county jail at Wheeler
for safe keeping.
4 GOES TG TRIAL ,5.
FOR KITTING FATHER. 4.
J Fort Worth. Tex., reb. 45. The !
4 case of Jim Lamb, cnarged with
A the murder of hie Mthoi. r i
4J Lamb, at Mansfield, last Julv was X
given to the jury in judge Buck's
4 district court this moraine- Lamb's J
4 plea is that he stabbed his father
cf, while defending- his mother. J
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