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El Paso, Texas,
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Herald Prints It first
April 16, !9f0--26 Pages i
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TWO WOMEN AND A
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CHILD ARE VICTIMS ' .. HI r IN
Snyder, Texas April 3G. Myrtle Paxton, aged 13, is dead, her sister, Mrs. John Phillips, is dying", and the lat
ter 17raoHthsoId daughter is also dying from burns received in a fire at the Phillips home nt 10 o'clock last night.
Miss Paxtoa poured oil from a can Into a grrate to start a fire, Trhen an explosion followed. Both she and her
sister, Mrs. Phillips """ho "was nearby, cre wrapped In the flames, and they fled to the yard.
The woman's husband, J. 1L Phillips, "as seriously burned oa the hands In trying to extinguish the flames,
which burned off the clothing of the vie tims.
Neighbors saved the loose from destruction.
Much Damage Js Done in Various Sections of the South
west by Cold and the Middle West'Is Also Shiver
j ing and Suffering From Frost and
Snow Fruit Is Killed.
Alamogordo, X. M-, April 10. The Sacramento mountain are covered with
show HBd the' temperature In the vallerK Jias been freezing in places and very
close to It iH others. The fruit crop may be badly damaged.
RAIX, HAIL,. SXOAV. '
Vaughn, N. M., April 16. Vaughn has been visited by rains, hail and snow.
MUCH DAMAGE ABOUT PECOS.
Pecos, Tex., April 10. A freeze berc last night following a rain during
the day, Is believed to have done great dnmage to fruit and vegetables
throughout this valley- and over in Xew 3Iexico about Carlsbad and Rosivell;
also at Barstow. '
SXOW AT TUL.AROSA.
Tularesa, X. 3L, April 10. A heavy snow fell here Friday. It also snowed
at Beat aad-at Mescalero.
COLD IX MISSOURI.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 10, A driving show fell here today. It was freez
ing cold last night and fruit and vegetables were greatly damaged.
r FROST AXD SNOW IX IOWA.
SIobx City, Iowa, April 16. Thousands of fruit buds were blasted by a
killing frest at Sioux City and vicinity last night. Snow is falling today.
COLORADO FRUIT SAVED.
Denver, Col-, April 16. Reports this morning from the fruit raising dis
tricts of Grand valley and from the Moatrose and Paoala districts Indicate that
little real damage was done by last night's frost and that the fruit crop in
these districts, estimated this year as worth 9S,000,000 has escaped harm. Thou
sands of smudge pots vrcre kept burning all night.
K STORM S W J&JSFS O V Jt
PART OF SOUTH
Much Damage Is Done and
Some Lives Lost Hotel
Memphis, . -Tenn., April 16.-Kcports
today" from "Mississippi, Arkansas and
west Tennessee tell of much damage
from a storm which swept those sec
tions last .night. Only two fatalities
are reported, however.
At 'Scottsboro, Ala., a daughter of J.
V. Brandon was killed by lightning.
At Johnstown, 3Iiss-, a negro woman
was crushed to death under a -house.
The Grenola hotel, half a dozen stores
and many residences were wrecked at
Greenville. Ala, by a storm just heo-e
At Forest Home, "12 miles from
nroonriiip svral houses were un
roofed and a negro man and woman In
jured. AROUND WORLD FOR?
A GREAT FLEET
Taft to Send a Bigger One
Than Roosevelt Did at
Close of His im
Chicago, 331., April 16. A special to
the Tribune, from "Waslilngton. says.
President Taft and secretary or the;
navy Meyer plan to send the greatest
battleship fleet ever assembled, around
The plans, however, will not culminate
until 1912, when the fleet will begin the
trip, which will overshadow that which
the 16 battleships made at the close of
the Roosevelt administration.
If congress allows the administration
a tree hand there will be a fleet on the
vrfn i&re-M- than the entire American
fleet at the time of the Spanish-Amer-
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MRS. JEFFRIES IS
Ben Lomond, Cal., April 16A
"While James Jeffries was play
ing baseball in his training camp
todas he received word that his
-wife had undergone a successful
operation at the Oakland hospi
tal, and the camp lost its air of
gloom, which has prevailed since
Mrs. Jeffries left- It Is expect
ed that with his worry ovcrthe
training of the big fighter will
now proceexl In better order.
CAN'T. HUNT WITH 'FRANZ JOSEPH
EMPEROR'S INVITA TION
"Vienna, Austria, APril 1C lT' Roosevelt and Kerro't made an automoble
exvarslon today to the famous Kruseantein castle of count Wllozefc, 20 miles
Emperor Francis JosepR-his moralagr invited Mr. Roosevelt to accompany
hira on a hHatlajr expedition following a court dinner tonight.
The birds they will hunt are shot Jnt before dawn and the emperor pro
posed that they ro on a special train to SemmerlnR: in the eastern Alps.
"Ir. Roosevelt's engagement to receive the members of the American colony
tonight compeled him te decline the" graeiou Invitation.
AXARCHIST BELIEVED TO BE AFTER ROOSEVELT.
Geaeva, SwItxerlaHd, April 10. It Is announced here today that an anarch
ist Identified as a mcraiber of the American Black hand, was arrested Wednes
day at Chiasso, SwItxerlaHd, near the Italian frontier, on suspicion that he had
designs oh 3Ir Roosevelt's life.
The police think the suspect who had In his possession several cipher dis
patches from the United Statesf, was en route to "Venice, when he expected to
find the foriaer president.
SOME GOOD WORK
Globe Sport Fans Have a
Chance to See Christen-
sen in Action.
Globes Ai-iz., April l'6? A1 Christeasen.
a heavy weight wrestler, "champion of
the south." last night threw A. H.
Beery, Indian Joe and Adolph Huff. The
first fall was in two minutes and three
quarters, the second fall In one minute
and a half, and the third fall Adolph
Huff took four minutes and a half.
After the match. Chrlstensen -demonstrated
the different holds and how
to break them. Christensen challenged
Ed Husson to a match at any time, to
throw him five times in oie hour or for
Promoter Billy "Welch has challenged
l Rrklfir. of El Paso, for a match
Say Officers Brought Them
From Oklahoma to Texas
Vernon, Texas, April 16. Allen Hen
glass, Kobert Huntley and H A. War
ner, charged with cracking the safe of
the Harrold Bank and Mercantile com
pany at Harrold Wednesday, were giv
en a preliminary hearing this morning
and placed under a bond of $13,000
The men .claim to have been brought
from Oklahoma by force of arms and
without requisition papers.
PRIXTER HEADS TEXAS
FEDERATIOX OF LABOR
Galveston, Texas, April 16. Follow
ing the election last night of William
Jj. Hoefgen, Nof San Antonio, as presi
dent of the Texas Federation of Labor,
John IL Spencer was today selected
secretary treasurer. Henry Babe, of.
Galveston, was a close rival. J. C. Coons,
of Austin, was chosen chairman of the
The declaration by a delegate on the
floor that the federation Is controled by
the Texas Liberty League nearly caused
a personal encounter. It is reported
that the league supports anti-prohibition.
Texas printers claim they won a vic
tors' In the election of officers and that
the federation is not pledged on prohibition.
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Smudge Pots Save the Fruit
in Some Localities; Vege
tables Are Nipped .
A SECOND TIME
Light frost is the forecast for Satur
Smudge pots, burning crude oil, again
saved the fruit crop in the lower val
ley Friday night, but vegetables were
nipped by the cola, uamage was done
to frijoles and melons.
From the J. S. Porcher ranch it is
reported that the thermometer dropped
to 24 degrees above between 12 Vclock
midnight and 3 o'clock Saturday morn
ing. Smudge pots raised the tempera-
i ture in the orchards, but outside the
heat zone the thermometer registered 21
degrees at 3 o'clock.
Smudge pots were also used ,on the
El Paso dairy farm in protecting the
From Ysleta no damage is reported, it
being stated that it turned considerably
warmer after 10 o'clock at night, al
though during the early hours of the
evening It was cold.
YSLETA REPORTS THAT
COLD DID r DA3IAGE
Xsleta, Tex, April 16,. There was ia.
heavy frdVt here" Friday night and con
siderable ire -was to be seen both then
and Saturday mbrnlng. J. H. Smith, one
of the largest fruit growers, reports
that several of the vineyards have been
damaged by the cold.
THE FRUIT CROP ABOUT
CRUCES SAFE? SXOTV CLOSE
Las Cruces, N. M, April 16. The fruiv
ciop around Las Cruces is safe, but for
a while Friday it looked like' it would
Portions- of the Organ mountains, east
of town, were covered with snow and
between 12 and 1 oclock a snowstorm
was sweeping over the Dona Ana hills,
with the wind blowing directly down the
valley. Fortunately the valley suffered
on- for a short time the discomforts of
a terrific sandstorm accompanied with a
little hail, sleet and snow.
(The thermometer went below freezing
point Friday night and some Ice was in
evidence Saturday morning, but it is
thought little damage was done.
FROST KILLS EXTIRE
FRUIT CROP AT PLATEAU
Plateau, Texas, April itf. A hard
west wind and sand storm was followed
bj' rain, sleet, ending in a heavy frost
Friday night, killing all fruit In this
section,, which promised a heavy yield
The peach trees here were loaded
with young fruit larger than acorns.
The rain, however, will be of great ben
efit to cattlemen in the new grass it
THE MAYOR WOULD
With Alderman Blnmenthal,
He Believes in Fixing;
- It Up.
Mayor Sweeney, discussing a plan to
build fine driveways at "Washington
park, using therefor the money received
for its . rental, said this morning:
"While this matter has not as yet been
brought officially to my 'attention, 1
believe the idea is a good on. an-lMve
should beautify the park as much as
Alderman Blumenthal is a lover of
flowers and plants of every kind, and
he thinks there should be a conserva
tory established at the park. He says:
"We have the ideal' climate here and
there would 6e no great expense at
tached to the erection or maintenance of
a conservatory similar to those In east
ern cities, and I believe that the peo
ple of El Paso would enjoy one. Of
course, the logical place for the erec
tion of a conservatory Is "Washington
park, and with the zoo already started
we would soon have a park equal to
many In the countrs."
COAL DEALERS ELECT.
Dallas, Texas, April 16. The Retail
Coal Dealers' association of Texas to
day elected 4he following officers:
Walter Lacy, waco, president; John
Phelan, Dallas, first vice president; Joe
Hardin, Ballinger, second vice presi
dent; R. W. Carr, Ballinger, secretary
treasurer. San Antonio was selected
for the next convention.
BEAU3IOXT LOSES PLUM.
"Washington, D. C, April 16. The
house ways and means committee to
day killed -the bill to make Beaumont a
sub-port of entry. "
' ELECTION AT SOCORRO.
Saturday was election day at Socorro,
Texas, the purpose of the election being
to decide whether or not the town
should be disincorporated
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Former Police Surgeon Is
Charged With Causing-
Kansas City, Mo.. April 16. On . ac
count of G. T. Twyman: a state witness,
being stricken with appendicitis and it
being impossible to tell his exact con
dition todaj-, the B. C. Hyde trial was
continued until Monday.- The jury has
been secured. , ;
The charges against Hyde, the former
Kansas City police surgeon, follow:
Murder of Col. Thomas H. Swope, mil
lionaire uncle by marriage. Died Octo
ber 3, 1309.
Murder of Chrisman' Swope, nephew
of Col.fr Swope. and legatee under his
will. Became 111 December 9, 1909; died
December 6. ,
Manslaughter, in connection with the
death of James Moss Hunton, cousin' of
Col. Swope. Died October 1, 1909. "
Poisoning with disease germs:
Margaret Swope, niece, of Col. Swope,
became ill with typhoid fever Decem
ber 1, 1909. Legatee under Swope will.
Sarah Swope, niece of Col. Swope, and
...- Muskogee, Okla., April 10. Three robbers blew open the safe of the First- State baalc at HasikelV Okla., this
Traernlnp: and 'secured 5550 In nilvcr.. They -escaped, bur -dropped a sack containing: $250. "-
E. T. XcttcII exchanged shot with the yescmea as they vrcrc fleelns vrith a delivery horse and' rvasoa which
they xtole. ' '
The safe and bank fixture ivere wrecked.
A discovery of 'the robbers prevented, them from "sret ting: 350,000 la the mala depository. Aposse is bow par
suing them. -
FIRST CONCERT ON
Director Kindig Means to
Make the "Concerts In-(
The municipal band will give its first
concert of the season Sunday, from 3
John B. Kindig, the conductor, says
these concerts are given not merely for
amusement, but also for educational
purposes, by developing and elevating
the musical taste of the people, there
fore the band will p'lay In each con
cert at least two numbers by the great
composers, and when necessary, the
musical director will give a synopsis
of each composition, thus enabling the
listener to understand what, the music
means to express. The rest of the pro
gram will consist of "light and popular
flir nrnerram Sundav follows: !
March "Centurion" Rodriguez
Overture "Zampa" Herold
(This magnificent French overture is
at times highly dramatic, again spirit
ed and impetuous. The second move
ment Is the beautiful prayer, rendered
by the plaintive oboe.)
Waltzes "Vienna Beauties" Ziehrer
Excerpts from the grand opera,
(The gloomy opening movement rep
resents the terror of Europe at the ir
resistible advance of the Huns under
Attila, called the "scourge of God."
Next comes a spirited chorus of the
Roman legions, followed by the exqui
site love icene between Attila and the
noble Roman maiden, and ending with
a fierce chorus of the victorious Huns.)
Mexican serenade "Passion Flow
er" "- Martini
Overture "Pique Dairie" .v. Suppe
Intermezzo "Blue Feather" Morse
Grand seelction from the opera,
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4, ALDItlCII MAY ftUIT
SEX ATE ahhu mjtiis TKiiai.
Warwick, R- I., April 16.
Senator Nelson W. Aldrlch, who
Is resting at nis nome at Wan-' .
-wick neck, said - today he did
not care to affirm or deny the
report that he will not be a can
didate for reflection in 1311.
He also refused to discuss the
report that he will give up his
work in most'Of the senate com
mutes for the remainder of his
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MISSIONARIES IN .
DANGER IN CHINA.
Amoy, China, April 16. The
United States cruiser Cleveland
has been sent to Hankow be
cause of anti-missionary riots at
Daingerfield, Texas, April 16. Ware
houses belonging to Conner Bros., in
cluding the contents, were destroyed by
fire of unknown origin here early this
morning. The loss is $15,000, with no
3r2.. LUDV7C JiOCTOOT
a legatee under his well.; became ill De
cember, 9, 1909.
Lucy'Lee Swope, niece of Col. Swope,
and a legatee under his will; become ill
with typhoid fever December 21, 1S09.
Stella Swope, n-'ece of Col. Swope, and
legatee under will.
' BREAKS HER SPIRIT
Woman Convicted of Killing
, Husband, -Takes Sen
' tence Hard.
Watseka, 111., April 16. Broken and
trembling, Mrs. Lucy sayler, convicted
of complicity in the murder of her own
husband, spends her time weeping in
the Joral prison.
Dr. W. H. Miller and Mrs. Sayler were
found .guilty of manslaughter. Dr. Mil
ler was sentenced to 12 years in prison
and Mrs. Sayler for three years.
The charge ' against them was the
murder of John "B. Sayler, a banker of
Crescent City, who was slain m his own
liome with a revolver in -the hands of
Dr Miller. John Orumden, a mcmcine ;
vender from Oklahoma, father of Mrs. J
Sayler, was acquitieo r ine jurj. 1
Tho inrv dell aerated move man 00
HD COULD FIX JURIES
San Antonio, Texas, April 16. Dis
trict judges Dwyer today-sentenced U. H.
Dever to pay a $100 fine and serve
three days in jall-for .con tempt of court.
Devers was summoned for jury duty
recently.and. made a. statement. It Is al
legei. that he qould'.swp.y any jury for
$450. He was excused from duty and
I when the case against him was called
tbday 'he failed to appear. A warrant
for his airest was ordered.
WANTS TO GO TO CONGRESS.
Weatherford, Texas, April 1?. State
senator D. M. Alexander, of this city,
today formally announced himself a
candidate to succeed' O.. B. GHlespie as
congressman. Alexander will open his
campaign by a .speech at Dublin April
ini.T wn tjv mi) 1 iy
Eastland, Texas, April 16. EdgaraJ
Stewart, a Texas & Pacific brakeman.
of Putnam, Texas, died todaj on the
train from injuries received yesterday
when he fell under a freight train.
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C33r WHOSE TSSTIMONV
Georgle Compton, dressmaker for the
Mildred Fox', friend of Swope family.
Nora Belle Dixon, governess in the
Lenora Copridge, negro servant In
the Swope household.
Assistant Secretary of Inter
ior Says Secretary Is
Washington, D. C, April 16. E. a
Finney, assistant to the secretary of
the interior, resumed the 'stand before
the Ballinger-Pinchot investigation com
He was questioned further about the
official acts of Mr.. Ballinger. and In-,
sisted that the secretary had acted in
f good faith in turning over the Cun
ningham claims to assistant secretary
Pierce. Mr. Finney also replied "to crit-
Icisms of secretary Ballinger by director
Newell and chief engineer Davis, ot
the reclamation service. It has been
claimed that secretary Ballinger modi
fied a contract with power companies
using water from Lake Tahoe, Califor
nia, and Nevada, so as to give the
companies -better terms.
Mr. Finney sail every contract relat-
i ing to Lake Tahoe water was prepared
by the reclamation service.
CHIEF OF THE
Will Be Met at Station Sim
day Morning and Taken
For Anto Eide.
San Antonio. Texas, April 16. Fred
A. Hines. imperial potentate elect, mem-
ber of Malnkai temple, of Los Angeles,
is on No
9 with the El Paso oartv.
The -El- Paso- delegation -p'altT "Its re
spects this morning and invited him to
stay over Sunday In El Paso. He de
clined, but promises to visit El Malda
temple this fall. Dr. Brady and secre
tary McCullough wired arrangements
ror an auto ride for the nines party'
Sunday while In El Paso. All El Maida
snnners are urgeu to De at tne station
at 4" o'clock Sunday morning in autos
iu u.-ei mc 1u1jn-u.11 jjuiniiaie.
BALL GAMES POSTPONED
Owing to rain the American
league game between Chicago
and St. Louis at Chicago, and
the National league St. Louis
Pittsburg game at St Louis
were postponed Saturday.
NEW ALASKAN. GOLD
Fairbanks. AInaka, April 16. Reports from mlucrs n ho hae gone to the
new Idltarod sold fleldR-have aroused screak Interest In the field, and the jcreat
est fltampede since the hlpr rush to Fairbanks six yccr-t nr;o, l ansMred.
Reports snythat 40 payiaer claims have been located on Otter flats and $25
pans src common.
A blK shift In population of interior Alaska Is certain tu hsln with tho
openlug of navigation in May.
Are Earnestly Fighting for
Right to Vote Will Carry
Matter Into Courtc
Women Declare Constitution
Gives Them the Rights of
Washington, D. C April 16. A hragr
list of committee and state reports oc
cupied much ofthetime of today's ses
sion of the National Woman's Suffrage
Will Try -to Vote.
Mrs. Trimble-Woolsey. of. Kentucky,
whose grandfather and great unole
drafted jointly the first bill ever drawn
on the American continent to secure to
married women control of their prop
erty, declared before the convention
that she intended to. try to vote at the
next election, and if restrained, to
carry the question to the United State
supreme court.' Said she:
"It was not until after the adoption
of the federal constitution that the
states began to change the basis of re
presentation from taxation to sex a
thing they had absolutely ne right to
do. But notwithstanding even tha
worst phase of the matter, the first
constitutions of only three out of tha
13. original states used the word "male"
(Tennessee and Georgia coming in
shortly afterwards) as a Qualification
for voting. Voters were only required
to be freemen, 21 years old, which white
women certainly were and freeholders,
which women as owners of property"
"Non usage has not forfeited this
right to the ballot. At the next election
I intend to offer my vote and if it is
refused. I shall take the case to the
United States supreme court,"
Socialism and Suffrage.
How a socialist views the woman
suffrage movement was expressed to
the convention by Mrs. Meta L. Steam.
She declared that anyone could be" a
I suffragist without being a socialist, but
declared It impossible to be a socialist
without, becoming a suffragist.
"Mothers need c voice In educational
matters,"' she said. "The arguments
advanced against woman suffrage are
never directed against that which is
but only that which is to be. Evry
proposed reform was greeted with the
outcry, 'You will destroy the home and
the family. pfet none of the prophe
sied disasters fever occurred.
"Socialism, like woman suffrage, has
been accused of seeking to tdestroy the
home ajid the family. Tet It only seeks
to bring about a more perfect civiliza
tion. The Socialist Ideal is utterly in
conceivable without a world in which
men and women shall be free and equal
The Saffrasrette War la Eaglaad.
Alice Paul, speaking on Woman Suff
rage in Great Britain, presented an ex
haustive review of the situation In
England. She declared that the cause
has been misrpnrMPntf! ann rH!tTiT-t-A1
by the press of England and comnared
the criticism of the suffragists there to
thaf of the abolitionists in the United
States. She said in part:
"The essence of the campaign of the
suffragettes is opposition to the gov
ernment" The country seems willing:
that the vote be extended to women.
This last parliament has shown Its
willingness- by passing their franchise
bill through its second reading by a
! three to one majority
But the govern-
ment. that little group which controls
legislation, would not let it become law
It Is not a war of women against men
for the men are helping- loyally, but a
war of women and men together
against the politicians at the head, who
because of their own political interests,
seem afraid to enfranchise women."
j I'enasyivasia Activity.
oman suiiragsts win De represent
ed in a party of their own in Pennsyl
vania politics according to the report
made by president Rachel Foster Avery
of the Pennsylvania Woman Suffrasre
nsscIation- The Equal Franchise Fed-
tziiitiuii ml. western reansyivania mil
enter the field as soon as it has 1060
members, she declared. She reported
that this federation is organized with
j the publicly avowed purpose, as soon as
j it reaches a thousand members, of or
ganizing a woman suffrage party in
In Philadelphia there has been or
ganized the Political Equality League
for Self-Supporting TV
omen. At the
I nubile meetiner at which this st-on Tarn
tncen, there were present representa
tives of 13 lines of work, professional,
commercial and industrial
Grangers Favor SHffrajce.
Mary N. Chase, president of the New
Hampshire Woman Suffrage assocla-
tlon. presented a report showing the
chief effort of the year in New Hamp-
shire, in addition to securing names to
the national petition, had been the
practical conversion of the state grange
to woman suffrage.
A paper or discussion on th-e subject
was required in everj- local body by o--'
j der of the lecturers and In -that way
. the movement was brought to the at-"
& tcntion of S0.000 members of the
I grange. Some 50 or more granger cora-
. peted for a prize for the best essay on
. omrn suffrage.
Governor Qulmby and Mrs. Qutmbv
$ j are members of the state association.
j Mrs. Cha?e reported, and their names
head tha state petition