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E! Paso, Texas,
Monday f vening,
March 21, f 910-12 Pages
All the 'eir
Herald Prints!! first
While It's Frcsn.
Judge Fines Leaders Ten
Thousand Dollars and Two
Years in Prison.
Council Bluffs. la., March 21. The
maximum penalty of t:rc years in ihe
federal penitentiary at Leavenworth
and a fine of ? 10,000 was meted out to
J..hn C Maybray ana nine others ly
judge McPherson today when they ap
peared for sentence follorrir.gr their con
viction Sunday for extensive swindling.
Four others received less severe sen
tences. Aside from Maybray, those receiving
the full penalty were: Edward Loser.
Edward K. Morris, Tom S. Robinson,
Edward Leach, Clarence Forbes, Harry
Forbes, Ed McCoy, Clarence Class, and
Williard Powell- Bert Shores and
"William Marsh, who pleaded guilty.
were sentenced to lo months in tne
penitentiary and a fine of $100 each.
Winford Harris, who also pleaded
guilty, and Frank Scott, were sen
tenced to six months in jail and fined
$100 each. Motions for new trials were
it once prepared.
John C. Maybray and 13 of his as
sociates who for 10 days have een on
trial in the United States district court
charged with illegal use of the mail sin
connection with an extensive, swindle,
were found guilty Sunday. The jury re
turned a verdict shortly before noon.
The jury disagreed in the case of Rob
ert E. L. Goddard, of San Antonio, Tex.
Tiames of Guilty.
Those" found guilty are: John C. May
bray, Leon Loser, Tom S Robinson,
Wiljard Powell. Clarence Class, Ed
ward Leach, Edward K. Morris (col
ored), Clarence Forbes, Harry Forbes,
Frank Scott, Ed McCoy, Winford S.
Harris, Bert R. Shores and Wm. (Olo)
The latter three entered a. plea of
nolle contendere when the trial opened,
that, dn effect, being a plea of guilty.
Maybray shook hands with several
of the jurors after they were dis
charged. Wife Breaks Down.
Mrs. Maybray broke down when the
verdict "was read, and her husband at
tempted to console her- She left the
room still weeping.
Two years imprisonment and a fine
of $10,000 Is the maximum penalty
that may be inflicted by the court.
Robert Goddard is Ander indict
ment in the Nebraska district of the
federal court and will be tried again
when other defendants ate brought
Colonel Temple, the district attor
ney, said he would probably move for
the dismissal of the case against Louis
E. Stowe of Minneapolis, charged with
being a member of the conspiracy.
Receipts Five Millions.
fendants the government believes it
liar broken up the most monumental )
swindling combination that nas ever
operated. Statistics have been gath
ered that show the receipts of the
combination since its . organization
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CHIEF JUSTICE POPE
HELPING THE ROSWELL "DRYS"
!S A PROHIBITIONIST
Rosvrell, N. 31., March 21. Chief justice "William H. Pope, of New Mexico,
and judge of the fifth judicial district of the territory, was last night the
leading speaker at the Armory at tlie citizens' "no license" meeting, which
has a full ticket out against the Democratic ticket.
Chief Justice" Pope vividly described the evils of the open saloon and
ftpoke of the prosperity of Portales and Artesla, which have abolished bar
rooms. There were 1000 in attendance. Every church in the city closed last night
sad the ministers assisted the laymen in espousing the cause of prohibition.
Mrs. C E. Mason, wlfo of the editor of the Etoewcll Dally Record, who has
been fighting for prohibition, made a powerful address for a dry Roswell.
POLICE RAID GAMBLERS
CLOSE TO THE STATION
Gambling has been going on within
a stone's throw of the El Paso police
station, but it has been stopped, at least
temporarily, by the action of deputy
constables Hinckley and Brown and po
liceman Parker, who conducted a raid
Sunday morning on the residence of C.
N. Kibbj',' who lives in the alley at the
rear of the police station just a block
and a half south from the headquarters
of tho guardians of the law.
Just at twilight Sunday, the deputy
constables and the policeman, who had
suspected the house in question, made
their way silently along the dark alley
to the place and, after peeping intp the
room lighted by a small lamp,"they
opened the door and rushed in upon the
players, who were seated about a table
with chips piled up in front of them,
chips both red and white and a few
blue. The officers pounced upon their
prey, seized ' the , chips and commenced
a search for other incriminating' evi-r
Convicted Alderman Who Kept Books on Other Grafters
Tells Grand Jury All He Knows and Dozens of
Others Will Be Pulled into the Scandal Con
nected With Bribery of City Officials and
The Open Sale of Prostitution.
Pittsburg; Pa., March 21. According to district attorney William A. Blake
Iy, Pittsburg is to experience an exposure of municipal srroft so melodorons
that the citizens nill gasp.
"Captain" John K. Klein, xecently convicted of graft, sentenced to the
penitentiary, set the hall rolling. Filled with wrath because he believed IiIb
friends had -deserted him,' he has told all he knew of bribe taking in the city
council for several years past, and not only have CO or more past and present
councllnien been Involved, but dozens have made admissions pf guilt In one
degree or another.
Klein "kept books" on the grafters. An extraordinary session of the grand
jury -was called today to hear Klein's story, hut the probe is to go further.
Evidence is at hand, according to the district attorney, that councllmen
have collected money on liquor sold In disorderly houses, and on jevrelry,
furniture and clothing purchased by the inmates.
About 100,000 graft in tainted dollars, It Is alleged, were Involved in the
efforts of six hanks of Pittsburg to buy councilmasic votes in 190S in favor of
ordinances making the hanks depositories for the city's money.
Chicago, III., March 21. An official rport to the Rock Island offices here
at 2:10 p. in., states that the bodies of 33 dead have been recovered from -the
wreck at Glad Brook, la., and 31 injured were rescued. At that hour the search
continued for the dead.
DEATH LIST MAY BE HEAVIER.
Des Moines, la.; March 21. The St. Paul-Waterloo passenger train of the
Chicago, Roek Island fc Pacific, detouring this morning on the tracks of the
Chicago fc Great Western, because of a washout of a bridge near Cedar Rapids,
went into a ditch near Green Mountain.
According to reports, 14 persons were killed and 25 injured, hnt ' F. W.
.Cherry of Princeton, Ia one of the passengers, telephoned this afternoon .that
tho number of dead would reach 42, with the Injured list probably as great.
Cherry said he helped to remove 37 dead from the wreck.
It Is said nearly all casualties occurred in the charr car,) although two
sleepers were also wrecked.
The wrecked train was a consolidation of two others, both known as the
Twin City Express, one having left Chicago at 4:15 p. m., and the other St.
Louis at 2:15 yesterday.
' The trains were backing with two engines when the front engine left the
track at a deep cut, carrying the other engine with It. .Both stuck In the clay
bank, stopping the train so suddenly that the sleepers telescoped the smoker
and day coach, where most were killed. One coach was a special woman's
A BEEF TRUST OFFICIAL
BEFORE THE GRAND JURY
Chicago, IlL, March 21. The federal
crand jury which has been investigating
bha crvkllpri "beef trust." heard the last
"witness today in the person of Ralph
Crews, counsel for -the -National racxing
company, and immediately began con
sidering the subject ot indictments
SAW BARS: ESCAPE.
Dallas. Tex., March 21. Four prison
ers in the eitv iail made their escape
last night o sawing through the iron J
Seven decks of playing cards, 31 red,
29 white and five blue chips were
seized and S94.6S was secured from the
men who were placed under arrest and
whose names deputy constable Hinckley
says are C X. KIbby, J. Bankhead. G. L.
Brown, L. A- Andrews, John Smith and
J. W. Haden.
Smith was sound asleep while all the
other men had apparently been engaged
In a lively game when the officers burst j
" upun mem. AxiU..-, -..-
Brown, the police say, escaped while
they were on the way to jail but Smith,
Bankhead and Kibby were marched to j
jail, where a charge of gambling was
filed against them.
J- Bankhead. C. N. Kibby and John
Smith, arrested by deputy constables
Hinckley and Brown early Sunday
morning, were released from the county
jail .where they were confined Sunday
on a charge of gambling. Bankhead
and Kibby furnished bonds and Smith
was roalesed upon hls personal recognizance.
CADETS "STRIKE" BECAUSE
INSTRUCTOR IS RE3IOVED
Xo School at Military Institute Today
Because of the Chagrin of Some
PnpTls at Losing Thelr Friend."
Strikes seem to be the fashion these
days. Last week there was a "strike"
of Postal telegraph messengers. Now
it is a "striko" of students.
A considerable proportion of the
cadets of the El Paso Military Institute
j II OlAU UUL 111 d. UUUJT llllO illUi UiU(
snoruy alter iu ociock, zonowmg tne i
dismissal of Capt. H. W. Woods, ac
cording to one of the cadets.
Capt. Woods has long been a dis
turbing element In the school. It is said
by the management.
Some boarding students are num
bered among the "strikers."
Capt. Woods has been Instructor in
Latin and has been active in athletics
a: the institution.
TEXAS SUNDAY SCHOOL
Dallas, Tex., March 2L The Texas
Sunday School association today elected
officers as follows: President, It. H.
Coleman of Dallas: vice presidents, H.
E- Rector of Galveston, W. A. "Wilson of
Houston, W. M. G. Vinbrez of Dallas.
I Robert Winson of Austin, E. E. Ingram
j of Dallas; treasurer, Paul Dana of Dal
, las; recording secretary, Rowland Sto-
Kev or uaiias; elemental president,
3Iiss Alex. Waldesta of Tyler: element
ary .secretary, Mrs. R. H. Buck of Fort
The next convention city will be se
lected this afternoon.
Conditions Are Perfect,
It is written that El Paso be the
stamping ground more properly the
tumbling-ground for juvenile aviators.
Here there are (the hills to fly from. thf
- wind to fly through, and the sand to
fall ,n Conditions aro perfect.
An dav Sunday there were aviation
doings at the head of,Octavia street in
the sandy foothills below the mesa. Th
day. registered a full fecore of flights
dui siicn ingnts they w.ere! hun-
dred small boys, and a sprinkling o
grown-ups saw the flights. The boysK
With.-a swoop, a motorless bv-nlan
wm 7 S ,Vnnn o av , : x
spread its rigid .wlng3 over the mesa
yesterday morning. The cloth bird shot
out into the nothing below, turned
turtle and came down witn a thud of
Chicago, HI., March 21. Simultaneously with the return of indictments today against -the JSTational Packing
company and 10 of its subsidiary companies, charged with violating the anti-trust law, United States district at
torney Sims filed a bill in equity for the dissolution of the alleged trust.
The bill names not only the -National Packing company, but the Armour, Swift, and Morris companies and
individuals who dominate and control these concerns.
Apparently the government regards the IsTational Packing company as the instrumentality through which the
packers have been evading the anti-trust law and that if that company is broken up, all evils of the combination
will be remedied.
Master in Chancery Wants
Full Arguments From
Counsel on Both Sides.
STILL ON THE STAND
Upon what authority and whether or
not federal judge Maxey may alter the
contract between the city of El Paso
and the International Water company,
and If he has the power to do so, to
what extent and for what purpose, are
to be the chief points taken into con
sideration by governor Sayers, special
master. In the report to be made to
judge Maxey, as a result of the special
inquiry and hearing of the case in
chancery in Ef Paso.
This was the statement this morning'
of governor Sayers, who also ordered
the various attorneys in the case to be--gln
at once to prepare their briefs,
which are to be printed, as he will not
have time to hear oral arguments. It
is also the desire of the master that
the briefs be as comprehensive and
thorough as possible, as the introduc
tion of testimony Is being necessarily
rushed. The report Is to be made to
judge Maxey by April 15.
"The case Is a most important one,"
governor Sayers stated this morning.
"It concerns the life of the water com
pany, and is also of vital interest to
the city of El Paso. I want the briefs
to cover the grounds fully."
"With the exception of documentary
eriflonnft on1 foctlmnnv In i-flliiftil tliA1"
intervenors concluded their case this
morning at 11 oclock. It is fprobable
that the documentary evidence will be I
voluminous, as a number of facts, It is
stated, relative to the law In the case
have not yet been, entered into the
record. The argument will include the
law to a great extent.
Anderson on Stand.
Following the conclusion of the in
troduction of testimony on the part of
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An Injunction restraining the Cotton .
estate. A. P. Coles & Bros., and Jose Es-
cajeda, or anyone acting for them, from
evicting occupants of disputed territory i
in the southern part of the Cotton addi-
tion and also restraining the city from
opening streets in that section has been
Issued by judge T. S. Maxey in the fed
The temporary injunction was secured
by Seymour Thurmond, representing
Gaspar Cue, Maria Candelaria de Cor
dova, Luis Jordan. Trinidad Franco,
Aniesto Meiendrez. Antonio Gomez, Max-
imo Giron, Lorenzo Gomez, Jose Chavez,
bostonos uonzales, Marcavlo Duran,
Concepcion Griego, Cesario Candelario,
Jorge Carpie. Martin Medina, et al.
Mayor Joseph U. Sweeney and alder-
the Sand Being Soft For the
body and a crackling of kindling. The
body was that of P. H. Manning, the
only adult aviator in the business, as
far as El Paso goes. Mr. Manning was
uninjured. But his machine was.
It was Manning's sixth attempt. He
had tried it from the lower hills, but
failed to glide more than a few yards.
So he tried the mesa, with the demol
ishing result. He will try it atraln nor
i Sunday afternoon, ho says.
mere wero two gliding machines try
ing .to glide Sunday afternoon. Th
Mee - Mumhv bv.nn; we " " ?.:.,. -!
operated by Earl Murphy and George
,Yee, eacn j.d years Of age. While the
io aviators were making fearful at
tempts to stay m the air, another ma-
ciune appearea. loung Fred Kitchens
tried a fly in a long planed outfit of
Ihls own building. But Mr. Freddie
District Clerk Causes Arrest
of Man Who Told About a
Charles Clark, an elderly man well
known in local politics and one timej
-candidate for the office of justice of
the peace to occupy the vacancy caused j
by the death of E. A. Howard, was ar
rested by deputy constable Brown Sat-
urday night and lodged in the county
jail on a charge of forgery, the complaint
J ... . T ,
having been made by district clerk Ike
The arrest followed the publication of
a statement in Saturday's Herald by
Clark in which he stated that Alderete
had refused to deliver him scrip due a
man named Henry, because Henry had
given Alderete a check at the keno game
in Juarez which was not honored when
presented for payment.
However, the complaint charges Clark
trith fn-rsrinrr tho name of .T. H. Ijarrazola i
""-- i . i.a.uua xut Liie selection oi six mem-
to an order for jury scrip. bers of the majority party of the new
About a month ago Alderete refused rules committee. The insurgents were
to issue any more jury scrip on orders, not insIsting upon representation al
publishing a notice in The Herald that though they would not be averse to ac
all jurors must call in person for their . ceping it. Representative Norrls said
scrip. No reason was given at the time
for the order, though Alderete stated
that he had some difficulty with Clark
relative to, a forged order.
Alderete did not take any legal steps,
however, until the statement was pub
lished by Clark on Saturday last in The
DETECTIVES MAY GET THE
XA3IES OF KENO PLAYERS
The Business Men's Protective asso
ciation of El Paso, at a meeting last
week, discussed tho suggestion that de
tectives be set to spy on El Paso em
ployes who play keno at the Juarez
houses, and that their names be offered
the crdiet houses with a view of com
mercial self protection.
men Robinson, Hewitt, Blumenthal and
Clayton are named as defendants in the
injunction suit, which has been set for
hearing before judge T. S. Maxey on
ThP notion of the Cotton estate in
seeking to dlsposses claimantssto land in
the southern portion of the estate, which
comes within El Chemizal zone, the dis
puted territory, was upon judgment ob
tained in the state court, but the federal
court injunction restrains the defendants
from molesting, .disturbing, dispossessing
or attempting to dlsposses any of these
complainants of any of the lands which
art described in the bill of complainr.
The Herald stated two .months ago that
the matter would be taken to federal
By T. G.
came down from a little hill with a
crash. Tho machine was demolished
and the aviator's feelings badly ruffled.
After six failures, aviator Mr. Murphy j
maae u sailing ms"4- i ii. j"
the prettiest of the day. The 100 boys
cheered, and the mesa rang back the
echo. It was thrilling.
Now aviator Murphy is drawing plans'
to place a bicycle in. the jointly owned
machine. He has been working night
and day. and eats little and sleeps less,
in emulation of the great aviators at
Aviator Manning,, a. mechanic who is
taking great Interest in tho boy's sport,
is planning a real .motor for. his many
times fractured outfit.' So it is going
to be a test between foot power and
enrlno horso nower. while now It is
simple foot racing, that's alL
Speaker Shows His4Anger in
Calling .House to Order
Washington. T. C, March 21. When
speaker Cannon called the house to or- j
der today, scarcely a fourth of the mem
bers were in their seats and there were
j few signs of the battle which raged
j around the speaker Thursday, Friday
I and Saturday.
T J fe"dar of the house for today
i called for the consideration of many mi
nor bills, and it is believed the day will
be one of calmnessl Apparently there
was no disposition of anyone to renew
Representative Wilson, a Democrat,
of Pennsylvania, introduced a,- resolution
authorizing the new rules committee
to revise, amend, simplify and codify
the rules of the house.
It seemed settled this morning that the I
insurgents would enter the Republican
- ,,.. .., ... . . S
toaay: au we want is a committee nf
i fair men. It all depends on the attitude
j of the other fellows.'
The Democratic position apparently is
one of entire satisfaction with the situ
ation. The Democrats contemplate no
violent hostilities for the present at least
Numerous conferences were held regard
ing the situation.
The Taft legislative program was put
in motion again after three days' wait
ing on the result of the fight, and con
sideration of the railroad bill was be
gun before the committee.
4UncIe Joe" Angry.
That the strain, of the fight had f ray-
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RIOTS IN HUNGARIAN
INKWELLS USED BY THE DEPUTIES
Budapest, Hungary, March 21 As stormy am have been the session f the
Hungarian chamber of deputies,. the Mairyarii today outdid themselves.
Inkwell., book and other handy mUsIIes vrere hurled at the heads of the
ministers until the latter took refuge inflight.
Premier Knhn Von Hedervary and count Sereayl. minister of agrlcHltHTe,
vtere struck by inkwell and their head. were cut.
Trouble ha been brewing for some time and the premier aad ministry are
unable to make headway against the opposition faction. This morning the
premier dissolved the chamber by royal decree. It was the signal for a rletoas
Count Seerenyi may lose the sight of oaa eye as a result of his InJHry.
ITALIAX CABIXET RESIGNS.
Rome, Italy, March 21 The Italian cabinet resigned today.
The retirement of the ministry is due to a realization of the government's
mercantile marine subsidies measure Is doomed to defeat.
Date . , 1910.
CONTEST EDITOR, EL PASO HERALD.
State or Territory
as the most popular candidate in the
EL PASO HERALD POPULAR VOTING;
, - CONTEST
Signed : '...... 1 .,. ..
Address. . '....'. T
This nomination blank counts for 500 votes for the candidate nominated
and only one nomination hlank will he counted for each person nominated.
A voting coupon will he found on another page.
National Head of the Union
Urges Acceptance of Of
fer,. But Is Voted Down.
ADVICE IS NOT
HEEDED BY TRIKERS
Traction Company Concedes
All But One Point De
manded by the Union.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 21. The com
mittee of 10 having the generaT strike
in charge, today Issued a statement that
the battle Is still on.
The street car "men are still holding
out for terms which include recognition
.by the company of only one grievance
committee, which means a recognition of
It was this demand which caused the
deadlock before this strike was declared
and- as the situation stands today, there
seems little prospect of an Immediate
Proposition Voted Gown.
Repudiating the Oter or settlement
from the Philadelphia Rapid Transit
company through the assistance of
United States senator Penrose, the ex
ecutive committee of the striking- car
men late last night voted to continue
the strike against the company until
all their demands were granted.
The proposition for their considera
tion provided for the Immediate rein
statement of as many strikers as pos
sible with the payment of the com
pany to all surplus men of two dollars
a day until places are provided for
them, a wage Increase to 23 cents an
hour on June 1; an annual increase of
half a cent an hour until the wage3
reach 25 cents; recognition of a griev
ance committee; disposition of the
cases of . the 173 men whose discharge
led to the strike by a board of arbi-
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