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April 18, 191012 Pages
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Two Democratic Factions
Are Split About the Head
of Alleged Murderer.
A CRUEL MAN
Was Once Removed Erom
Police Department Eor
Cruelty to a Prisoner.
Kansas City. Mo., April IS. Pictur
ing Dr. B. C Hyde as a man -whose evil
propensities led him during his boyhood
to torture animals, in later life to abuse
the poprhelpless and in the fullness of
professional success to conceive the
most ?blossal murder plot in tue his-
S ndeThropening statement for
the rtate in the physician's trial for
th TniirHAr of Pol. STTODe today.
In leading up to the motive which
the state claims caused the alleged
murders, Mr. Reed asserted that the
overpowering greed for money had
manifested itself In Dr. Hyde.
"With the purpose of adding to his
wealth, Mr. Reed said. Dr. Hyde made
love to women and then obtained mon
ey from them. The deaths of Col.
Swope, Chrisman. Swope and Jmes
Moss Hutton were dealt with in aet&::.
Charges that Dr. Hyde js responsible
for the spread of typhoid fever in the
Swope household, and that on three oc
casions he tried to poison Margaret
Swope composed a considerable part of
Mr, Reed said that the state would
show that Col. Swope was poisoned with
cyanide of potassium as well as strych
nine and both poisons were given
At to Hunton. Mr. Reed claimed, that
he was practically bled to death by Dr.
Hyde, who was indicted for negligently
killing Hunton by bleeding.
Before the jury was sworn. Mr. Conlc
lm said he expected to call Dr. Twyman
to testify as soon as he us is able to be
about, provided the case is not closed by
After prosecutor Conklin had read the
indictment, attorney Reed for the
prosecution objeeted to the presence
of Mrs. Hyde in the courtroom during
the making of the opening statement of
the prosecution. Judge Lathshaw ruled
that Mrs. Hyde and Mrs. Swope might
remain an the courtroom but all other
witnesses were excluded.
At the first mention of Mr. Reed ot
Dr. Hyde's alleged intention to exterm
inate the entire Swope family, the at
torney for Hyde made a strenuous ob
jection. "We object to hired counsel in this
case making such false statements."
said attorney "Walsh. "An attempt will
be made to introduce evidence gathered
by a highly paid counsel, detectives,
liars and perhaps thieves wJio entered
the house and laboratorj of this man
while he was absent from the city.
Such testimony as they will give is
wholly fase and will be disproved. But
if a review of it is permitted to creep
into the minds of the jury, it will cre
ate a false impression which will re
main." But the objection was overruled.
Politics la Trial.
two leading opponents, are James A i
Tlewi and Frank P. "Walsh
"When James A, Reed of Kansas City
was retained by John G. Paxton of In
dependence, Mo., nine miles away, but
the countj seat of Jackson county, to
assist the prosecution in the effort to
convict Hj'de and also act as attor
ne3r in the libel suit brought by the ac
cused doctor. It was easy to prophesy
that Hyde's steps wouid take him at
once to the law offices of Walsh. In
those offices The doctor knew he would
fined a man well versed in criminal law,
a trial lawyer of note, who would fight
his case from a twofold purpose fealty
to a client and a deep seated hatred for
Reed, acquired In many a political con
vention, backed up by a burning desire
to beat him any time and anywhere.
And v.-hn these men vere arrayed
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a'oaxijcs ia xnai. i uere today, 'xnis is "e .-cmuu ....,
7Vlitirs will fisrure in the trial The'M ViaVlntr been convicted and sen-
Des MoiHes, la., April IS. Secretary Greene, of the Iowa tate horticni
taral department, today estimated t the loss of Iowa fruit and vegetables from
ae recent freexins weather at bet eea ?5,000.C00cnd $10,000,000. Early fruit
cherries, and plums in particular have been totally destroyed. Snow is fall
hIr: todaj Ir many parts of Iowa. It was 2 above in southern Iowa last night.
RIOTERS KILL A
Hankow, China, April 18. Late dispatches from Shanghai, wliere the na
tives have been riotinjr and much property belonging to foreign missionaries
was destroyed, say quiet nas been restored.
The provincial treasurer has taken charge of affairs, the governor of the
province having been killed by rioters.
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flit 6s Various Expenditures Necessary in the Future, I fSglfftlfWMMSlS ttm?iISM
Mentions the Possible Income and Shows That With Wmfi$ I
No Heavier Expenditures Next Year Than . 3feSrCaE M&WfM
This, Deficit Will Stall Be $60,000. vSlKI i8fi;??F3l ' fwSPPii
That the .El Paso school board, if it j
xiiat ... Tn rl
receives all the money it expects to re
ceive from every source, yet operates at j
the same rate of expenditure maintained
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loocf ro nnn ? vpar h&nce. is the decla
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I : vnorintflnflpnt "P 11. Martin.
I -r t. rr-v, xxoT-airi Mr Martin
tion has en made in discussing school .
finances, of the. inter Vj"
paying on overdrafts at 6 PJ j
he says the mayor haoIfedODteDraS! j
into consideration te J of fj?
the schools during the rest, o !the
lastic year, in making his statement to
the public m his annual me
?Ir:, JEH ?TU4 Is !
, d To" open for the
inspe(?ion of anyone interested-or
douoting ineir auuwuuuy -. - ,
and that only by better man ,
age-merit can the deficit or over
?S0' "ii J 1ST MT?t
has run the schools hopelessly into debt
na.s iiuiiuitiiiibu b-"uv. .
and asks what can be aone aoout il.
He'says the law does not permit the
issuance of bonds to meet such a deficit
and that only by better manage
ment and curtailment can the deficit
of over $80,000 that will face the board
at the end of the present scholastic term,
be wiped out, and even this, only after
several years -of careful conservation of
finances-and no further expenditure of
money for permanent improvements.
Prof. Martin's Statement,
Prof. Martin's letter to The Herald
El Paso. Tex.. April 1C, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
A little later than this last year 7
took o?casiOT to writ.e ou a letter ex
plaining at least in part the causes
which operated in bringirg about the
unfortunate condition of affairs in the
public schools. You did not at that time.
I am sure, realize the truthfulness of
the contents, of the letter, nor see the
accuracy of my delineation of the ob
structing causes which have impeded the
educational progress of El Paso. Tho
letter was received in good spirit, how
ever, and I have thought many times
that I detected in your editorials a note
of evident sincerity of purpose. Of
course some of your views on education
are not entirely in accord with mine,
but this is to be expected and need not
prevent my speaking to you with candor
concerning an editorial appearing in
Saturday morning's Times.
The editorial deals with lhat part of
the mayor's message t-oncerning the
public schools, and is misleading to the
public, as indeed is tne mayor s message,
I do not think that the present deplor-
able financial condition of the schools
should be made the chief issue in the
campaign for better school administra- i
MURDER TRIAL -
OPENS IN TEXAS
Granbury, Tex., April IS. The case
of H. C. Gaines, representative from
Hood county, charged with the murder
of J. "W- Reese during the campaign of
190S, was called in tne uisu;i. u ..
tenced to three years in the penitentiary
at "the first trial, out tne aexas suicu
court recently reversed and remanded
the case. , .
The selection of a jury commenced at
10 oclock and 150 witnesses were pres
ent. It is expected that the jury will bP
completed and an examination of wit
nesses will commence late th's after
coon. POLICE CHIEF TO Jti
ALLOWED TO PICK MEN.
"Waco, Tex., April 18. Mayor
H. B. Mistrot todav announced
that he had adopted a new
policy in the selection of a po
lic department. He will permit
the chief of police to choose his
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tion in El Paso. It .may-be that I look
at the matter from a more professional
standpoInt and, tnerefore am some-
wnat prejudiced in my views, but it cer-
tainly appears to me that the present
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hut rmA of tha minor pvidenpps of tho
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absolute incompetency of the board of
trustees that has administered tne at-
P-ic schools during tho
past 3 ear.
i do not think that The matter of
lacin& the schools unrler the coatrol
of an appointive board should at this
time enter the campaign to obscure the
real issue. 1 have known for somo
committed to the
inin- , schools under the
commisslonf oi of government. TheVe
Jfn.? rJSS aSS&e"?olS
is. no - n ftf "SS JuSJ
injection of this issue into the
- citizens' ticket and to
PlS in the background the funda-
mental principles upon which the bat
tie should be waged.
Scliool.i' Financial Shape.
The main object of this letter, how
over, is to place before you some re
liable facts concerning the present finan
cial condition of the schools. The fig
ures that I shall give you may be de
pended upon. They are absolutely ac
curate except in those cases in which
the contrary is indicated, and may be
verified if you will send a representa
tive to this office.
The public schools of this city havn
Issued registered warrants to the amount
of $1S2,324.7S, since July 1, 1909. Three
months of the session yet remain, two
of them, April and May, are what wo
call active months that is. months in
which full salaries are paid to the teach
ers, and in which the bill for supplies
and janitor service is large. These
active months have cost us thus far an
average of about $22,00Q.
The Year's Expenses.
The month of June is a vacation
month, and last year cost $13,703.18.
Calculating that the two remaining ac
tive months will cost us $20,000 each
and the month of June will cost ?12,000,
we have a .total . of $o2,00"0 yet to be
expended in the current fiscal year
which, ends on June 30. Adding this to
the $1S2.000 already expended, we have
a total of $234,000 expected expenditures
fof the current fiscal year. Now, there
was a deficit of about $22,000. (I say
about $22,000 for this Indebtedness; the
exact figures are not obtainable, but
this is a close approximation) on the
first day of last July.
TIi Tlrf!oH friT h Ypnr
Adding this to th'e total of $234,000
;e have $256,000 which it is necessary
to raise in order that the schools may
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Gov. Patterson, of Tennessee, over
turned the action of the courts by issu
ing a pardon for Col. Duncan B. Cooper
maicm. m.. sritcsssoiic
and setting him free from a 20 year
prison sentence. Cooper and his son
were convicted of the murder of sena-
! tor Carmaek without giving him a
chance to defend himself and were both
sentenced to 20 years In prison. The
supreme court affirmed the sentence of
the eldger Cooper and reversed the case
of the younger man. In 20 minutes the
governor had pardoned the aged mur
derer. v v : :
OXLY OXE BIG
LEAGUE BALL GAME.
Only f one big league ugame
was played Monday St. Louis
at De troit, in the American
Al other games were post
poned wet grounds everywhere
but &t. Louis and Cincinnati.
Copd weather prevented a
gam at Cincinnati, and snow
stopped it at St. Louis.
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C&PTATN GODFREY "FOWIE3.
Was Capt. Godfrey Fowler,
the Texan, Lost in Elver ?
He Is Missing.
Bluefields Nicaragua. April 18.
""Waiting foT the end, cnaracterlzes tne
sftuation in BluefieJds today as most
people see it, although prophecy or j
even summary of a situation is diffi- j
cult in central America, aii torn tn
provisional government now has under (
armament about 1000 men. The govern
ment has left six guns available fos
battle service of the 12 guns and per
haps 3000 men ready for action before
the disaster at Tiema.
Luis Mena is commander in chief,
Entlliano Chamorro, his army annihi
lated, his arms lost, is in Bluefields.
G-overnor of Chihuahua Isj
Scheduled for the Foreign
Ministry of Mexico.
Mexico City, Mex.. April 18. Enrique
C. Creel, governor of Chihuahua, will
most probably succeed Ignacio Mariscal,
head of the department of foreign re
lations, who died Saturday of pneu
monia. Mr. Creel was formerly am
bassador to the United States and
stands high in diplomatic circles. His
appointment as successor is under con
sideration. The funeral services-of Ignacio Mar
iscal, which were held Sunday, were
attended by president Diaz, vice presi
dent Corral and other Mexican digni
taries. His body was placed in the
French cemetery beside the remains of
his wife, who died four years ago.
The deceased diplomat's political ca
reer started with his appointment to
the federal congress by the state of
Oaxaca, and was followed by his ap
pointment to the attorneyship of the
federal government and to the task
Of carrying out of the laws of for
feiture In connection with the church
property in 'the republic.
A Maximilian Notable.
So great was the confidence of presi
dent Benito Juarez in Mariscal thnt
during the Maximilian empire he sent
him to Washington to assist in hand
ling a delicate .situation growing our
of the violation of the Monroe doc
trine. Mariscal was born In Oaxaca, the
birthplace of president Diaz, of whom
he was a lifelong friend and adviser.
He was a member of congress when
the present constitution of Mexico waa
adopted in 1857. A few years later he
entered the diplomatic service of his
country and in 1S69 went to Washing
ton as first secretary of the MexlcaD
To the English Court.
He was made minister in 1872. He
was appointed minister to Great Brit
ain In 1874, having served as special
envoy to that country during the pre
vious year. Upon the election of Diaz
to the presidency in 1S7C. Mariscal was
made minister of foreign affairs, which
office he had continued to fill since with
the exception of a year during the pres
idency of Gen. Manuel Gonzales.
That Enrique C. Creel, governor of
Chihuahua, will be named to succeed
Mariscal as minister of foreign rela
tions, fc regarded here as probable,
though no official intimation on tho
subject has been given.
It U known that Creel enjoys the en
tire confidence of president Taft.
ON EASTERN' ROAD.
Wilkesbarre. Pa., April 18.
Conductors, trainmen, engineers,
firemen and telegraphers on the
Delaware & 'Hudson railroad
havo voted to go on a strike to-
morrow, unless the company
' grantj the Baltimore & Ohio
scale of wages.
CPFFI II RE FUND FOR THE
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S'E.lrERKI. tTEJS - GENtWAi. eLmc?i.w
Matuty. hero of Recreo and the bloody .
fight at Jalteva, is in jail, suspected of
treachery. Morera, who was minister
nf war kepn him comDanv. bended. t
war keeDs him company, Selided. ,
who came too late for Santa Clara and i
who refused to fight his guns at San i
Vintento. is practically in custody at j
Cape Gracias a DIos. Aweek, the chier
gunner of the steamer Blanco, fell into
a traitor's grave because he was dis
covered to have plotted to kill the cap
tain and take the steamer Into Grey-
town. Gordon, the American Inventor,
ded the American sharp- 5
shooters in Mena's column, has gone, I
haek to the states -'to enlist more men."
and William Walters, the young NeW j
Jersey lad, who took 40 Americans from.
the Panama Canal Zone, leaves for New
York on Monday "on a eave of ab
In the camp of 'the 50 Americans in I
ima are bitter murmurs because it is
Rama are bitter murmurs because it Is
Little People Are Taking Up
the Movement in Live
"SAVE THE BABIES,"
HARD TO RESIST
Nearly 40 Percent of All the
Deaths Are of Young Chil
Henry Cline. JP-
Sadie Ruth Aldredge.
John H. Grant, jr.
Above are more names of prominent
citizens who have taken up the cause
of the babies of the poor and have been
added to the committee of workers
whose names were announced in Satur
day's Herald as follows:
Francis Joseph Mullin.
Billy Fewel Coles.
John A. Rice. jr.
Horace' Broaddus, jr
Mary J. Rawlings.
J. B. "Watson, jr.
Guy Hammett Davi.'. 4
Katharine Pfaff. .
Max Fisher Krakauer.
John Beall Nef f.
Jas. A. Dick, jr! ' t
Julia Hawkins. .'
Baby Hawkins. .
Henry Newman, Jr. !
These babies and youngsters, each o
nhom lias subscribed $1 or more to
the cause, two or 'three $10 or more
each, are the sincerest and the most
influential people in El Paso, and they
knbw what they nre talking about."
They know how great is the need and
they have come- to the conclusion that
the grown folks are not going to do
anything about It unless the little peo-f
pie take the lead and start tne move
ment off. In this way they hope to im
press their c-Iders with the urgencj of
the call and to open some hearts and
pocketbooks that would otherwise be
AVhat It's MI For.
The project is to establish free clinics
for babies for sick babies, to relieve j
their sufferings, and builrt them up,
and for well babies to keep them well:
a trained nurse on duty for sick and
hungry and colicky babies, to dis
tribute good milk, ice. and distilled wa
ter, where it will mean new life; a
unique "school for mothers" conducted
in the home of the mothers themselves
by district visiting nurses, and a cam
paign of education and wise helpful-
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reported here that CLamorro's officers j
abandoned Capt. Godfrey Reese Fow-
lej-, their chief of artillery, wounded on
their retreat from Tisma, ana mat n--
was left to be shot by the enemy when-
ever caught. v
Two days ago Mr. Moffat:, the Amen
can consul, received a letter from Fow
ler's relatives, dated March 15, asking
111 .v .-- "Crtwl r frmk VirtTTlk ThV
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wrote as thQugh Fowler were witii tne
revolutionists. The revolutionist do
not know where Fowler is. but say he I
was "left in the house of a family de- l
voted to Chamorro.
Fowler's adjutant declares
that a I
party of officers carrying Fowler, shot
through the leg, reacnea a river; tnat
the boat coul onij- carry the .Icarag-
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uan. and that they left Fowler behind, J
saying they would send the boat back, j
o-l"o -"G nuu'u ocuv. i.rt suu.. ,. .
The boat never went back, and Fowler
has never been heard from since. t
has never been heard from since.
CrUSh at Station SO weat
inab Uniei OI JF OHCe IS n-
jured in Jam.
Budapest. Austria, April 18. Al
though Hungary is having an exciting
general election, the visit of Mr. Roose
velt is monopolizing public attention.
The newspapers of Budapest- today
prlnt columns about his nrrfval and
extended editorials of "welcome home"
appear in English.
The character of the crush at the
railway station last night when the
former president arrived may be judged
from the fact that the chief of police
.suffered a broken leg and several other
persons were injured.
Today a big crowd cheered the dis
tinguished guest as he left the hotel and
entered an automobile to begin todaj-'s
Dinner by Emperor.
Vienna. Austria. April 18. Escorting
CoL Roosevelt on Ms arm. emperor
Francis Joseph of Austria, entered the
dinner room Saturday night at the im I
perlal palace. 'They were followed by
Kcrmit Roosevelt, who had b?en pre-;
sented to the emperor, and numerous
Austrian dignitaries. The dinner wa I
given at palace Schoenbrunn, and was!
followed by a visit to the imperial th- I
atc-r. where the party ocupied the court j
boc and witnessed, one act ot in oyei:..
1 This marked the close of court atten-
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STILL AT LARGE; POLICE AFTER THEM
HOLD UP FAS T TRAIN
San Francisco, Cal., April IS. With daylight this morning fresh oses et
out to Kiirround the section in which the robbers vtho held up the Overland
Limited Saturday night, are believed to be hiding. Several posses are head
ing toward Oakland, allowing no cully or cave In the broken cenntry between
Mnrtlner. and Oakland to escape observation.
Every outlet to the SO mile section of country ha been carefully jsmarded
In thin city and at nil places around the bay the police are guarding every ap
proach and. provided the bandits did not escape by train early yesterday
'morning. It Is believed to be be certain hat they will be cantnrci.
The train was held up nt VJ'.'M oclock this morning, and robbed of alne
pouches of registered mall. The train carried no express matter. Four of the
pouches hare been recovered, bat the robbers riQed the other and are now
hiding with their loot In the hills and canyons between Martinez and Oakland.,
The passengers on the train were not disturbed and several of them did neq
learn of the holdup until this morning. Vfter getting the mail sacks the rob
bers cut the enKIne loo-e from the train and sent It wild, throttle open down
the main track o the cast.
In the direct path of the engine was a section of passentrer train A'o. 3
westbound, with many passengers.
Hut for the presence of mind of a telegraph operator at Suisin, a serlens
collision would have taken place. The en print was thrown into a .switch in
the nick of time.
The train robbery was the first that ha occurred in California for sev
Dorothy Dix Does Mirandy
Stunt Before the National
i ORDER ATTENDS
THE BIG- PARADE
Women in Autos , Make
Their Way With Monster
Petition to Congress.
AVnshiBffioH, D. C. April IS. Ah
army of suffragists moved en Capitol
hill today and presented a monster na-
tlnnal Tiotltfnn nt JIOO.OOO nlmcri. sraT-
conmM . .. o4es fo WOBieiI.
oners rode In flag: Bedecked
anioniobiles, a Iodjc string of them that
reached almost from the hotel -rrhere
the convention has been in session
ilovrn Pennsylvania aienae to the capi-
There vrere no special demonstrations
from the procession itself. Occasionally
there would he a flatter ot handker
chiefs from a srroup of -women on th
sidewalk end a man or two cheered. The
long line moved along in a dignified
war and fcen the leaders reached the
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capltol they carried in the petition.
Washington, u. u., April is. xne nit ot
the suffragist convention was the mono-
fcg of Dorothy DiXv the clever writer on
the Hearst nevspapers. In the language
and gestures of an old Mirandy,
she evDlained the needs of suffrage aa
I she saw them to the convention. The
j lack of backbone is the reason for wo-
man not having the ballot, she dec'ared.
f She spoke- as follows -
I "I ain't never been one dat run off
j after ev'ry new belief dat comes along,
j an" dats de reason dat I ain't never took
J up wid dls heah doctrine about things
j not bein' made at de start, but just hav-
in" growed. Cose everybody to dere taste,
but hit seems Iak to me dat dem folks
j what laks to claim a monkey for dere
I grandpaw has got mighty little priae
and mighty little call to brag on dere
"But I ain't ever had no trouble m
bellevin' dat woman was made out of
' man-s rib. "What worries me is why de
Lawd's choice fell on de rib, which ain't
notum but a sort of rafter to hold up
a man s cnist au swen nit our, an matte
him look proud, but dat ain't nowise
important in hitself. an' dat hit is about
i de easiest thing dat a man can spare
j widout miissin hit.
j "Cos I ain't a presumin' to criticise
i de good Master, tbut hit does look lak
to me dat when he was a creatln woman.
an had de whole man to cut from, dat
he could have saved us a lot of trouble
ef he had made Eve out of Adam's
backbone instead of his rib.
"Yassnm, dats de trouble wid women
down dis very day. Tfey ain't got no
backbone. Of a rib dey was made, as
a rib dey has stayed an' nobody ain't
got no right to expect nothin else from
"Hit becaze -woman was made out of
man's rib an from de way she acta
hit looks lak she was made out of a
floatin rib at dat an man was left
wid all of his backbone dat he has got
de comeuppance over woman. Dats de
reason dat we women sits down an
cries when we ought to git up an heave
""What's de reason dat wo women can't
vote, an ain't got no say so "bout makin
dc laws dat bosses us? Ain't we got da
richt on our side? Tas. sir. we"se cot
j de right on our side, but we ain't got de
backbone in us to just retch out aa"
grab dat ballot. J
Have to Pay Taxes.
"Dere ain't nobody sp"utin' dat we'
got to scrape up the money to pay de
tax collector even ef Ave does have to gc
down Into a skirt pocket for hit instac
of pants pockets, an our belongin tc
dp angel sect ain't gwine to keep u out
; " ur jv u e o & vwa. an-
noder lady, or we swipes a ruffled pet-
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