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El Paso, Texas,
April 19, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
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Caleb Powers Candidate For
Congress From Kentucky
iorie Gould Weds
Wealthy Anthony Drexel
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Judge Maxey Announces Se
vere Punishment for All
POOL GIVEN TWO
YEAR PRISON TERM
Persons who become involved in fed
eral court in the future, in connection
with opium smuggling case-, will be
dealt with severely, according to the
announcement of judge Maxey, Tuesday
morning after passing sentence on
those found guilty at this term of court j
of trifling with the" drug.
"It is a grave proposition," the court
stated, "and Is extremely demoralizing.
The law relative to the traffic is strict,
and hereafter severe penalties will be
Imposed. Minor offences will merit the
same punishment as larger ones."
Announcement was also made to the
lawyers who were present that their
future clients "who become entangled in
federal court in opium deals, must not
expect light punishment.
Notwithstanding tlje fact that numer
ous pleas for mercy were made this
morning by lawyers representing men
found guilty in connection with opium
smuggling, judge Maxey pronounced
George Olin Pool, charged and founo.
guilty by jury of having 300 cans of
oniiim In his-, possession, was sriveu the
heaviest and th maximum Duuishment, j
two years in the federal penitentiary at
Fort .Leavenworth. Kansas.
Pool will later be taken to Los An
geles, where a charge of having 420
cans of opium in his possession, is pend
ing against him in federal court.
Others on whom sentence was pro
nounced Tuesday (morning are:
Charles Johnson, one year and one
day in federal prison.
Jail sentences were imposed on
Nieves Aguirre, four months; Martin
Gallegos, six months or a $500 fine;
John Murphy, five months; Fastino
"Vasquez, six months, and John D. Ho
gan, six months.
The punishment of Tee Hang Jong, an
aged Chinaman, was placed at one day
4n the pounty jaiL Hhe Mongolian had
one can of the drug in his possession
when he was arrested. He has smoked
the pipe since lie was 18 years of age.
Judge Maxey, in pronouncing sentence,
expressed sympathy for the Chinaman
on account of his being addicted to the
The trial of Joe Smiley, charged
jointly -with Charles Weaver, with con-"
ctealing opium, was called for trial
.LOVETT THINKS '
TIMES ARE GOOD
Back in ISTew York Erom In
spection Trip, He Is
Chicago, HI., April 19. Robert S.
Lovett, president of the Union Pacific
and Southern Pacific railroad, returned
last night from a six weeks inspection
trip over the Harriman system.
Judge Loveti traveled more than 15,
000 miles and Inspected every mile of
track In this country and Mexico.
"The business outlook throughout the
west is splendid," he said. "I think the
crops "Will be good generally and "will
cause a continuing of the good times
we are now enjoying."
3IURDER TRIAL WITH
WIDOW AS WITNESS.
Granbury, Tex., April 19. The case
of E. C. Gaines, charged with murder
. ing J. W. Reese, was resumed in judge
Oxford's district court today. The wid
ow of 'the slain man was the first wit
ness examined. She reviewed the ac
tions of her husband before the killing,
saying the day of shooting he went to
the station to mallia leter and was un- j
Gaines's attorneys seek to prove that
Reese threw campaign circulars in
Gaines's yard at this time. Mrs. Reese
was not cross-examined. Mrs. James
Crocker next took the stand.
RAILROADS ARE FIGHTING
REDUCTION IN RATES.
Kansas City, Mo., April 19. All rail
roads entering Texas. Colorado, Kansas
and Oklahoma are opposing the efforts
of southwestern shippers to induce the
Interstate commerce commission to re
adjust .the Atlantic Seaboard railroad
rates. The hearing on the petition of
the shippers was resumed today before
commissioner Prouty, when the rall
road continued to Introduce testimony
toicombat the petition.
MAN WAYLAID ON
ROAD AND SHOT
Marble Falls, Texas, April 19.
George Thomas, of Breggs.
near here, was waylaid and
shot late yesterday, following
which Mat Priest surrendered
to the officers and is now dn
The shooting is the result of
a feud of lang standing in both
families, who are prominent.
TRAIN OF WORKMEN
Q-uebec, April 2tf. A dispatch from T.ntuqtre, Quebec, the nearest
telegraph point to the seen of yenterday's Dakoncache landslide on the new
transcontinental railway, which hurled 2? ncrkmen of a construction train,
nays three dead! and a number of fatally injured have been removed from
wreckage. t ,
Iate reports show that 10 men were killed and eight injured, six fatally.
The disaster was BOt caused by a landslide as first reported, but by n col
lapse 0(8 JW -foot wooden Trestle at Lake McDonald, over which the construc
tion train was passing. Most of those who lost their lives were pinned
under the wreckage and drowned.
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MI 55 MAJOKf E GOULD AND .MR AKTHCNT el BSEXEL, J.
New York, April 19 In the marriage at St. Bartholomews church, today
of Miss Marjorie Gwnn Gould, daughter of George J. Gould, and Anthony J.
Drexel, jr., of Philadelphia, society recognized the premier event of Its season.
Nearly everybody "of wealth and prominence in New York, and many lead
ers of society In other cities of the country were on the list of guests.
This ceremony nn'tes the Gould family with one of Philadelphia's wealth
iest and most aristocratic families. ?
Miss Gould is the eldest daughter of GeorKc and EdUh Kingston Gonld.
Mr. Drexel is a sob of Anthony J. and Margulrite A. Drexel.
Explains That He Intends
No Reflection on Mayor's
NOT AN ISSUE
Superintendent P. M. Martin, of the
public schools, explains that he did not
intend in his letter to The Herald to
reflect upon the personal Integrity of
mayor J. U. Sweeney.
The mayor called at the superintend
ent's office this morning before most
of El Paso was out of bed and asked
Mayor Sweeney took the superintend
ent's remarks about "juggling fig
ures" and "misleading tne public" very
much to himself personally, and when
he explained to Mr. Martin, in his usual
quiet and restrained way when angry,
his desire for a few well chosen words
of explanation, Mr. Martin dictated the
following letter jand handed it to the
The Superintendent Explains.
"April 19, 1910.
"To the Public:
"I wish to take this opportunity of
saying that the wording of the recent
letter written by me to the editor of
The Herald, and unfortunately publish
ed by him, was unfortunate that it may
have conveyed a false impression to
the commufKty, and I wish to say that
there was no attempt on, my part to
cast any imputations on thev personal
Integrity of the mayor. The statements
made as to the figures are identical to
those made by the mayor. The analysis
however, is entirely different. So far
as I know, the mayor, T have no reason
to believe that he would deliberately
or with evil intent, misconstrue the
figures. My attempt was to analyze
them in an entirely different way and'j
to show the matter In "another light
"F. M. Martin.
"Superintendent of Schools."
There was, of course, nothing about
the long letter of the superintendent to-
indicate that It was not for publication, j
In fact, Mr. Martin, after the above let
ter "was given to the mayor, told the
editor of The Herald that while he had
intended the former letter as confiden
tial, he had neglected so to state.
Mr. Martin went on to say that, as
to the figures and their analysis, he
I'Tiad nothing to explain or withdraw, but
he did wish to say that he had no per-
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Pledged to Give City Munici
pal Ice and Electric Light
Milwaukee, Wis., April 19. The gov
ernment of the city of Milwaukee to
day passed Into the hands of the So
cialist Democrats, with Emll Seidel as
their leader. Mayor Seidel will have
back of him 21 members of his party as
councilmen to enact Into a law all
measures not in conflict with the city
charter, which he may advocate in the
next two years.
"Before all things, home rule, the
right of self government should be se
cured for the city of Milwaukee," said
mayor Seidel in his inaugural address.
Other measures advocated Include
thft nromotlon nf tha tr-aii vi . .-.
workIng. classeSt the enforcement of
-. mM s tlt JlYt?leuV
a bureau of municipal research with a
view to placing the finances of the
city on a sound basis, and combining
various offices to save expenses.
He asked the council and city attor
ney to report as to the feasibiilty of
uaiauuaiuiig a. municipal lighting plant.
The administration is also pledged to"
a municipal ice plant.
DAY IN COUNTRY.
Budapest, Hungary, April 19. Theo
dore Roosevelt and party left here this
morning on a special train for Bara
lona. where they spent the dav as
guests of count Serenyi. minister of
agriculture of Hungarj-. and visited
Hungary's famous Arab breeding farm
A ashington, D. O, April 1J President Taft had n conference today with
several members of the house committee on territories for the purpose, it Is
said, of hurrying alonK the hill admitting Arizona and Nexv Mexico to state
hood. The president was assured that the bill would pass this session,
His Attorney Declares There
Is a Conspiracy to Convict
AS "HIRED MEN"
Kansas City, Mo., April 19. That Col.
Swope was drunk everj' afternoon for
25 years and customarily took a tonic
containing strychnine; that Moss Hun
ton died of apoplexy, as was known by
Dr. Twiman, who was present when
I Hunton was bled; that there was also
l no doubt that Col. Swope died of apo-
plexj and that both Dr. Hyde and his
wife would take the witness stand,
were statements made today by Frank
P. Walsh, leading counsel for the de
fence in the trial of Dr. Hyde for the
murder of Col. Swope.
Mr. Walsh said the typhoid in the
Swope household was due solely to the
poor sanitarj' conditions of the prop
It would also be proved he said that i
Dr. Hyde was not present at the Swope
home on several dates when he is al
leged to have distributed the typhoid
Mr. Walsh warned the jury against
the "tricks" of scientists, who would
testify as to finding poison in the Swope
system, and to whom he referred as
He charged that the reports of chem
ists were altered at times to suit the
convenience xf their employers.
' Even they resorted to theft in order
to gather evidence against Dr. Hyde
Mr. Walsh said.
The first witness for the state will
probably be called this afternoon.
DEAD KANSAS CITY PHYSICIAN"
ATTENDED TOM LEA'S FATHER i
Dr. G. T. Twymanr one of the states
most important witnesses in the Hyde
murder trial at Kansas City, died there j
Monday at a hospital. Dr. Twyman was j
the physician attending Tom Lea. father
of judge .Lea, or El Paso. Judge ia
stated this morning that his father is
still in a serious condition.
TWO MEN SILLED
m T. & P. WRECK
Eastland. Texas. April 19. Engineer
J. O. Mann and a brakeman, L.. F. Brady,
Tt-P-rA vnwi i i a -wreck of a Texas & Pa-
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here and Ranger about D oclock this
morning. The locomotive and eight
cars were overturned while rounding a
sharp curve- The dead are still under
the wreckage. All trains are delayed.
Engineer Mann was a son of W. A.
Mann, of Weatherford.
Brakeman Brady was of Fort Worth.
The fireman escaped.
TO OllJIT POLITICS.
After Being a Senator Since 1SS1, He
Decides That He Will Retire,
and Says So Plainly.
Washington, D. C, April 19. Senator
Aldrich authorized the announcement
last night that he would not be a can
didate for rejection 'to the senate, and
that he would positively retire' at the
expiration of his present term, on March
2, 1911. '
The announcement was made to a
representative of the Associated Press,
rr-li -mat Tilm rt Titer oft-if-n fr Tr0oi
' tnrrmn fvIYY T?Trlli Talo tlrl T.!rt.v lo
had been in consultation with his po
"I have decided not to be a candidate
again," said the senator. "Since some
thing of my plans have leaked out al
ready, I would be glad to have you
make the statement. I had not intended
to say anything for a few days, as I
would have preferred to have apprised
some of my friends in Washington of
jay plans." He has been a senator
CRIMINAL ASSAULT CAASE
CAUSES MUCH EXCITEMENT
Mt. Pleasant. Texas April ID. Jessie
Griffin, aged 16, was arrested by a con
stable while 9 miles west of. here this
morning, charged with assaulting Lola
Hare, a fiveyearold white girl. Griffin
was placed In jail at Mt. Vernon. There
is considerable excitement among the
citizens at the scene .of the crime but
no violence has been attempted.
TEXAS CENTRAL RAILROAD
MAY BE SOLD AXD EXTENDED.
Waco. Texas, April iy. Kenry KL
McHarg, of Connecticut, president of
the Texas Central, and R. C. Duff, of
Beaumont, arrived here this morning,
and this afternoon left for a trip over
the road. Duff recentlj1- closed an op
tion for the road and it is believed the
sale will soon be closed and an exten
sion made to Beaumont-
SAN' 3IARCIAIj POSTMASTER
APPOINTED BV PRESIDENT.
Washington, D. C, April 19. The
president today nominated McMillan as
postmaster at San Marcial, vice Dora
In the 41st district court Tuesday,
judge A. M. Walthall heard he motion
for a permanent injunction sought by
Stewart and Crawford against the coun
ty of El Paso. The plaintiffs seek to
restrain the county from taking pos
session of one-quarter acre of land be
tween the smelter and the cement plant
for the purpose of widening the county
road in order that a right of way may
be granted for the extension of the
street railway line to the cement plant
. SENATOR HAI.E WILt
L ' RETUJE FH03E OFFICE
. Aueusta. Me.. Anrll 19. The
q, positive announcement of the
, eariv retirement of Eugene Hale
. fr0m the United States senate
.as ma&e here today. No defi-
nite Information as to the mode
of procedure is given, but it Is
inferred that senator Hale has
decided to withdraw from the
race for reelection, serving out
his present term-
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HALE AND ALDRICH
WILL BOTH RETIRE
Washington, D. C, April 11). Announcement of the prospectrve retirement
of senator Hsle following so closely a similar announcement regarding: senator
Aldrlch-fleemed to have a stHnamg effect on the -senate-
By therctiremeut of xenator Hale, the senate lost its oldest member in
point of service and the Republican partj- the chairman of its caucus and Its
"Who- will be leader In the senate now?" was asked of .euator Dolllver to
day. "I suppose the mantle of leadership will be deposited in the Smithsonian
institution, together with other relics of a. discarded and abandoned system,"
replied Iowa's senator, who Is one "of the insurgents againsrt the present or
TEXAS LA WS UNFAIR
San Antonio, Texas, April 10. Ex president Ike T. Pryor called the Texas
Industrial congress to order this morning, following which addresses of wel
come and responses were made, and B. F. Yoakum, of New York, then de
livered a speeeh o'n "Texns's Future.'
He said the greatest difficulty with which Texas must contend is the pre
judice aicalns't Investors In the Texas
fied to encourage outside capital.
Mr. Yoakum said two factors In the development of the country are trans
portation and good roods. He compared Iowa to conditions in Texas.
The congress will this afternoon adop tn constitution and bylaws.
RACES AHEAD OF
THE REGULAR TRAIN
Man Hurries to Bedside of
Sick Wife, Over the
T. & P.
Pecos, Texas, April f9. Henry
Swenson, of the Swenson Land company,
engaged a special train to convey him
to Toyah, that he might reach the bed
side of his wife, who was reported dy-
ing at Balmorhea, the .company s head- j
qte".ln.nT1SVxroi- Fort, Worth.
but made arrangements by wire to have
a special train in readiness at Big
Springs, to bring mm to r"ecos aneau
of the regular.
Pecos, 136 miles, was I
The run to
made in three hours and 20 minutes.
SIX TUESDAY GAMES
Six big league ball games
were postponed Tuesday on ac
count of unfavorable weather.
Only one morning game was
played. Boston beat Washington,
2 to 1, at Washington (Ameri
The afternoon games post
National Boston-New York,
nati - Pittsburg, Chicago - St.
York and Detroit-St. Louis.
HEM) ON CHARGE
OF KILLING MOTHER
Dallas, Texas, April 19. An
affidavit was filed here today
charging "Will Camp, alias
"Cocaine Willie," with the mur
der of his mother, Mrs. Julia
A. Hall, whose dead body was
found in a cistern last week.
Ollie Baker was arrested on
suspicion but discharged. Camp
declares he is not guilty.
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SENATOR AL.DRICH WILL
XOT RLN" ANY MORE.
Washington, D C-, April 19.
Senator Aldrich today made pub- 4
lie a letter uhich he wrote the
governor of Rhode Island an-
nouncing that he will not be a
candidate for reelection. The let- 4-
ter is in accord, with a statement ?
swhlch he gave the Associated
Press last night.
Senator Aldrich retires after a
service dating from 1SS1.
laws, and such laws should be modi- j
ALAMO IS UNDER
A DEBATE TODAY
Old Convent Mav Be Re-
"mjOYed: May Be Made
San Antonio, Texas, April 19. The
Daughters, of the-Republic of Texas
are holding their 19th annual conven
tion here today. Cornelia Branch
Stone, of Galveston, vice president, is
acting as chairman, instead of the pre
ident' Mrs' Rebecca J. Fischer, who i
here, but on account of her advanced
age is unable to preside.
The organization isx considering a
Proposition to tear down the old con-
vent adjoining the Alamo and make a
park there or convert the building into
BUT ARE NOT AFRAID
New York. April 10.E. G. Scales, formerly of Paris. Texas, and associates
James Pattoa, AV. P. Brown and Frnnk B. Hnyne, whose formation of cotton
pool vIH be investigated by the government authorities, today declared that ht;
is not alarmed.
Scales sa:d the government probe whs started by the "short" as a last re
sort to save themselves, and characterized it as a "baby act.
All four men are confident thnt their interests will notsuffer.
It Is recalled that Scaler, lost $2,000,000 iu cotton not long ago. lt han since
made it back.
Chicago, III., April 10 Prime beg have deel'ned n dollRr a hundred In
this market In the last two days.." A few weeks ago hogs sold at the highest
price since the cUll war. This attracted Wavy shipments and the price
broke in consequence.
Republican, Once Held as
G-oebers Slayer, Making
Political Capital Out of It.
SPLIT OVER HIM
Louisville, Ky.. April 19. If Caleb
Powers, of Knox county. Ky.. is elected
to the next congress the national law
making body will have a brand new
Reports that come from th moun
tains, where Mr. Powers's political ac
tivities are npw the subject of much
comment, agree that he stands more
than an even show to do this thing:.
Caleb Powers was the young moun
tain lawyer who was elected secretary
' of state on the ticket with W. S. Tay
lor, who, on the face of the returns,
defeated William Goebel for governor
in November, 1S99.
Goebel, who was contesting Taylor's
election, wa wounded by a shot from
Powers's office in the old capitol at
Frankfort on Jan. 30, 1900. Two days
later Goebel was declared governor oy
the general assembly, but died Feb. 2
without being inaugurated.
Charged Wltk Murder.
Powers was charged with complicity
in the assassination and has been tried
four times in the courts. He was con
victed three times, and the other trial
resulted in a hung Jury. He was onca
sentenced to be hanged and to life Im
prisonment twice. On June 14, 1908, ha
was. pardoned by the present republican
governor, A. E. Willson-
Powers Is now making a contest for
the seat held by Don C. Edwards aa
representative of the 11th congressional
district. His platform is chiefly his
martyrdom for his party In its efforts
to hold Kentucky. His opponent, Mr.
Edwards, would doubtless admit that in
the counties composing the district this
is a mighty taking platform. The nor
mal republican majority In this district
j is about 20,000.
1 The keynote to the Powers campaign
j is sounded in a sentlmtmt expressed in
a letter addcessed in his interest to re-
publicans of 'the district by former gov-
ernor. Taylor, who left the stat after
' the assassination of Goebel, anil has
sItira rpsiriod in indiononniie Tt,f
"As long as civilization lasts thoe
who makes sacrifices for liberty will
be gratefully remembered."
Net Strongly Supuperted.
The only difficulty - Mr. Powers is
having in his race for congress is that
not all the republicans of his district
or the state agree that he is entitled
to ''remembrance" under the proposi
tion laid down by his former political
associate and defender.
The Louisville Evening Post denies
.vigorously that Mr. Powers cr governor
Taylor has ever made sacrifices for the
party in this state.
The Post states that governor Taylor
surrendered his right to "remembrance"
when he left t,e state and his party at
1 a critical time and refused to return
and defend himself in the courts or his
party on the platform, although he was
offered a full pardon for any offence
charged against him in connection with.
the Goebel murder and immunity from
arrest and prosecution.
It is urged against Powers that ha
also fled after the Goebel tragedy and
was arested at Lexington with a par
don signed by governor Taylor in his
pocket. It is further charged that in
prison ajid out he has consistently turn
ed his talents Into commercial channels
even going so far as to charge hi-
party $500 for campaign speeches sinco
his pardon and release.
Republican leaders contend that rep
resentative Edwards, whom he seeks
to defeat, has made a good record and
should be returned.
Waging Hot Campaign.
Notwithstanding this, Powers i
waging a campaign that is making his
opponents exceedingly uncomfortable.
He Is from the mountains and of the
mountains, and no one knows better
than he what will appeal to the moan
tain sympathies or win the votes of
the mountain people. He is a man of
intellectual ability and an effective
Stump speaker. Edwards has come
home from Washington to fight for re
nomination, ind it Is safe Jo predict that
from now Kentucky will witness one
of the most picturesque political bat
tles in its history.
BRIDGE BURNS ON'
A TEXAS RAILROAD.
Waxahachie. Texas, April 19. The
Missouri, Kansas & Texas bridge,
spanning Red Oak creek, between Ster
rett and Red Oak. burned early this
morning. All trains running between
here and Dallas are eing detoured
over the Houston & Texas Central
tracks. The cause of the blaze is un