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El Paso, Texas,
April 22, 1910 - - - 12 Pages
All the News
Herald Prints It First
While It's Fresh.
Death Claims Mark Twain
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Great American Humorist and Philosopher, Literary Lion With the Spirit
of a Doe, Passes Away At His Home Among the New England
Hills. -Death Of His Daughter the immediate Cause.
Redding. Conn.. April 22. Mar
Twain, America's greatest humorist, is
dead. Known to more people in the
world by his pen name of Mark Twain
than by his real name Samuel Lang
2iorn Clemens his demise will be felt
almost as a personal loss throughout
the entire country and in every Eng
lish speaking locality on the globe.
Death came last night at 6:30. He had
been unconscious until 6. The recent
death of his young daughter grieved
him greatly and was considered the
real cause of his own death.
Died is Work Room.
Mark Twain died in the work room in
which he had done -most of his work
for the last three years. Here, propped
up in bed, with volumes of smoke Issu
ing frmrt a piertLT or a. Tiloe. he scribbled
or dictated his autobiography and other
works. A few hours oeiore nis aeaiu,
he conversed at some length with his
literary executor, Albert Bigelow Paine,
regarding his manuscripts.
There is a large amount of unpub
lished work, besides an autobiography
There are many short stories, several
HaBkOH-, CkiBa, April 22. Tke situation In Hunan province Is regarded as critical. Women and children are
Gcclns for their lives from Cfcaagsha. A number of villnges near there were b:irnd by native mobs.
The country Is placarded with threats to kill all foreigners. C
This news is brought by missionary refugees, tdhht of whom travele.l 30 miles on foot, and reached the
YaBgtse river la ras.
Gunboats Ih the river have their guns trained on Changsha and have afforded refuge for many foreigners.
Many Chinese have bcea killed. In one Instance a technical school was set en fire, and SO utmlents burned to death.
NURSES TIGHTEN THE
Kansas City, Mo., April 22. The cross
examination of Miss Keller, Col. Swope's
nrrse, was completed in the Hyde murder
trial this morning. Nothing sensational
was brought out.
Albert M. Ott, an attorney and banker,
of Independence, then took the stand,
and corroborated Miss Keller's story of
the bleeding of Moss Huntou by Dr.
"Dr. Twyman asked Dr. Hyde three
times to stop the flow and then Mrs.
Hde implcfred. him .to close the In
cision," said Mr Ott.
The recital of the death scene moved
airs. Hyde to tears. This is the first
time she has given way to her emotion
since the trial began.
Miss Anna Houlihan, a little black
eyed nurse of a positive manner of
speech, described with striking detail,
NAPOLEON'S TOMB i
Pays Tribute to "the Little
Corporal" by. His
Paris, France. April 22. Md- JRoose
velt began the day with a visit to the
tomb of Napoleon.
Passing first into the chapel, where
were seen the tattered battle flags cap
tured In Napoleonic campaigns, Mr.
Roosevelt kept up a running fire of
comment with Gen. Dalsteln, the mili
tary governor of Paris, concerning the
incidents of the various battles, bat
when the rotunda was reached and he
looked down upon the red marble tomb
of the conqueror, the former president
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New Tork, X. Y., April 22. A 4"
simple funeral service over the 4"
bods' of Samuel L. Clemens
4 will be held in this city tomorrow 4-
4 afternoon. The bods will then 4"
$ be taken to Elmira, N. Y.. where
it will be buried beside that of 4-
his wife and children. 1
Later a public memorial service 4
4 will be held, Dr. Henry "Can 4J
41 Dyke, of Princeton university. 4
4 preaching the funeral sermon at 4
4 Brick Presbyterian -church. The 4"
4 body will be -brought to New 4"
41 York tomomrrow momrnlng from -i
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longer works, and all odds and ends of
a life time of literary activity.
Hii Last Resting Place.
The body of Mark Twain will find its
test restiner nlaee in the familv Dior, at
Elmira, N. Y-, where have already been
supplementing her story with a vivid
illustration of the action of her pa
tient, the death of Chrisman Swope.
Dr. Hyde is indicted on the charge of
It was Miss Houlihan who led tue
strike of nurses against Dr. Hyde at
the Swope house December 38th.
"People are being murdered in tins
house," she is said to have declared to
Dr. Twyman, in speaking of her sus
picions of Dr. Hjde. She then put en
her coat and hat and said she or Di.
Hyde must leave the house. Dr. Hyde
left and Mrs. Hjde went with him.
Her description or the convulsion
suffered by Chrisman Swope following
the administering of a capsule by Dr.
Hyde, was similar to that which Miss
Keller gave yesterday af the attack of
Col. Swope under similar circumstance.
TEEEE KILLED AND
EIGHT ABE HUBT
Fatal Accident on Railroad
in Indiana Trainmen
Terre Haute, Ind., April 22. Three
men were killed and eight probably
fatally-injured early today when a train
of empty express cars on the Cleve
land, Cincinati, Chicago & St. Louis
railroad struck a defective switch and
collided with a construction car on a
siding at Sandford, Ind.
Nearly all the dead and injured arc
members of the construction crew.
buried his wife, his daughters, Susan
and Jane, and his infant son, Langhorne
A simple marble stone marks the graves
in the cemetery here. On it is a little epi
taph which Mark Twain wrote some
time after his wife's death. It reads:
"Warm summer sun
Shine kindly here.
Warm southern wind
Blow softly here.
Green sod above
Lie light, lie light:
Good night dear heart.
Good .night, good night."
Yesterday was a bad day for the little
knot of anxious watchers at the bed
side. For long hours the gray, aquiline
features lay moulded -n the inertia of
death, while the pulse sank steadily,
but at night he passed from stupor Into
the first natural sleep he had known
since he returned from Bermuda, and
then he woke refreshed, even faintly
cheerful, and in full possession of his
Old Author" Last Word.
He recognized his daughter Clara
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TO BUSH PmCHOT-
President and Cabinet Axe
Dissatisfied With the
Washington, r. C, April 22. An ef
fort will be made by the administration
to bring the Ballinger-Pinchot investi
gation speedily to a close. In this move,
the indication is that both sides agree,
without regard to their viets on the
question of whether or not the charges
against Mr. Ballinger have been sus
tained. Secretary of state Knox visited the
capital yesterday and conferred with
several members of the committee. He j
is Sam iu nave spoKen lor president
Taft and tiie inference "was drarvn that
the manner in which the inquiry Is
dragglng-Has been the subjeect of cab-
J lnet discussion
Chairman Nelson said today he would
try to Induce the members of the com
mittee to hae three sessions weekly in
stead of two.
At the present rate of progress it is
admitted that the inquiry will ,drag not
only beyond the probable period of the
present session of congress but -well into
5 the summer.
$45,000 LOSS BY
FIRE AT PADTJCAH
Quanah, Texas, April 22. Fire at Pa
ducah late last night caused a loss of
45,000 in the business section. The
blaze started in the Switzer Lumber
company's yards from an unknown
The, heaviest losses are: The Switzer
Lumber company, $12,000; "First State
bank, and Adams jewelry store, $15,000;
postoffice and Model dry goods store,
$3000; Milam. and Doolen, furniture, $10,
000; Campbell Bros., $5000
Lies In Valley Between Alamogordo and El Paso and May Extend Beneath
El Paso 5000 Acres Are Filed Upon Overnight by Excited People-'
Well was Being Sunk for Water When Oil was Found.
Alamogordo, N. M., April 22. Oil oozing over the top of a casing from a 1300-foot well at Camp City, 10 miles
south of Alamogordo, on the E. P. & S. W., has set the whole country wildwith excitement. From the way claims
are being filed, the whole country south to El Paso promises to be blanketed with claims in a short time.
The discovery of the oil was made yesterday afternoon late and the news spread so fast that the valley is full
of prospectors today, pouring in afoot, on horseback, in wagons, buggies and automobiles and on trains from every
The northbound Golden State Limited from El Paso this afternoon bore several passengers for the new field
and this fast train stopped for the first time in history at Camp City to let off passengers. Camp City promises to be
come a second Beaumont, with Alamogordo and El Paso alike profiting, if the oil only proves to be even half that
is expected of it. The indications are that it is going to be more and that the oil is plentiful, but nobody can yet
say. It is a mere guess until the well can be opened. f
The oil was found in a well that was being put down for artesian water; there was no dream of oil, and the dis-fc
covery of oil has actqd like an electric spark upon the people they are scrambling to file upon the surrounding
land and were up all night staking out claims.
This morning early, 5000 acres had already been filed upon.
Camp City lies south of Alamogordo ten miles, in the direction of El Paso, and if the oil supply is what it
appears to be$ it must permeate the entire valley and may extend-to El Paso.
The fact that oil has been developed at Toyah, east of El Paso, makes it appear certain and! reasonable that
oil is also to be found in the El Paso valley.
People are rushing in here by wagon, on horseback, afoot and on every train and if the oil is here, there is
going to be such a boom as has not been known since the first gusher came in at Beaumont.
NEW OIL FIND CONFIRMS
GEOLOGIC SURVEY REPORTS
Evidences of Basin 150 Miles in Length, Extending to .El
Paso New Field Believed to Be Part of the Toyah
Field, That Has Yielded for Years.
The new oil discovery at Camp City,
X.M$fistabIishes the fact tha the oil
basin rrcently discovered northwest of
Toyah, Texas is only the southern end
cf one of the most extensive petroleum
basins west of the Mississippi river. The
oil belt was traced by the geological
surveys of the United States and of
Texas from the Toyah basin of Texas
through the Salt Lake basin in eastern
El Paso county, 60 miles north of Van
The new discovery made at a point
in the same great basin south of
Alamogordo, makes the Known proved
field over 150 miles in length, from
northwest to southeast.
Texas OH Company Has Faith.
The oil fields near Toyah are of such
importance that the Texas Oil company
has surrounded its 5000 acres of land
with a high closed fence, and it guards
every avenue of approach to the scene
of its boring operations. This company
has three well rigs boring night and
Starting on the section in which the
Douglas well was bored, which struck I
oil at the shallow depth of 150 feet with
StenbenvIIIe, O., April 22. Eighteen
employed in the mine of the Youshlo
Amsterdam, are thought to be dead as a
Six bodies have been recovered. Set
in i raining; wor
Saturday The Herald win nnnr a
Jonnson in training, showing three splendid photographs of the big negro
heavyweight champion of the world. Last Saturday a layout of pictures
from the Jef feries camp appeared ; this time, the negro "will be shown. The
Herald will print three pages of genuine sporting news Saturday. The
Herald is printing the best spoiling service between St. Louis and Los An
gele? and not even excelled by the papers in those cities.
When the United States
Helped Mexico to Remain a Republic
An interesting story of how the United States furnished arras to Gen. Jua
rez -will be told in the Saturday Herald. An El Paso pioneer "who "was con
nected -with the affair tells the story.
How the Rock Island
Will Give El Paso Aether Outlet
A ston will bo printed Saturday in The Herald showing that El Paso will
soon have another road to the Pacific coast; circumstances make it neces-
Fnll of Interesting Reading
the Greater .Saturday Herald u-ill ho
II. Schutz will hereafter be a regular contributor to the Saturdav farming
page. He is connected with the New Meieo A. A M. college at Mesilla
,Park. His first ai tides will appear Saturdav next.
All the other regular features of the Greater Saturday. Herald "will be
found Rene Bache's interesting budget, Frank Carpenter's letter, etc If
you miss the Saturday Herald you mist, a treat, a real treat. ' ,
The greatest newspaper between St. Louis and Los Angeles.
a flow of 10 barrels a day of high grade
illuminating and lubricating oil. 12
miles north of Toyah. this company has
bored numerous holes, over a wide area.
It is positively known thatln one well
a gusher was struck at 1000 feet, and
was Instantly capped. The company has
been quietly taking options on and
buying all the surrounding lands.
AVouId Buy Land.
Miss Ellis at the Normandy hotel, in
El Paso, states that her father has four
sections of homestead land between the
oil wells and Toyah, for which the oil
company offered $2500 a section. A3
much as ?25 an acre has been paid per
The locations of the oil claims at
Camp City are made under the placer
mining act of congress, passed last
year, which permits onlj- five, claims to
be located by an individual or company.
Field 3Iay Extend to El Paso.
It is not improbable that the newly
discovered oil basin will be traced down
to the neighborhood of El Paso. Several
years ago Col. Raulston, a noted coal
and oil expert, performed some deep
exploration work for coal at the north
east side of ML Franklin, north of this
city. A shaft over 190 feet passed
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of the night force of 25 machine men
- heny and Ohio Coal company near
result of an explosion in the mine last
en other men were tasrn from the shaft
nnvriorhtM larout of olctures of Jack
full ftf asnr rooMrttr Prnf TT
The report brought inhere is that the oil and water
together are oozing up over the top of the casing past the
drill, which became stuck in the well several weeks ago.
Efforts were made yesterday afternoon to remove the
drill, and while these efforts were in progress for the
first time, the seeping oil and water was discovered.
The excitement at once spread and the people be
gan making a rush to file on the land surrounding. This
afternoon a large number of people went down from
Alamogordo in rigs and automobiles. Orogrande people
have also gone to the scene.
The depth of the well is about 1300 feet and the oil
and water are flowing out over the top of the casing.
This leads to the belief that there must be some vejy
strong pressure below to force it up to the top and the
people believe it is oil and gas.
Several strata of water were struck while the well
was being sunk, but no artesian flow.
The well is close to the railroad track, on the level
L EXCITEMENT STIRS
The ol excitement at Alamogordo
has spread to El Paso. The Herald's
extra this morning reporting' the dis
covery, resulted in setting everybody
talking and a number to acting. Several
left on the afternoon train for the scene
of the strike to file claims or buy
claims as the case may be, and others
will go tonight and tomorrow.
It reminded those who went through
the Beaumont boom of the oil days in
east Texa; today at noon when a crowd
of El Pasoans left on the Golden State
limited for Camp City to examine the
oil prospects and locate claims in the
field. The men were wearing their cam
paign clothes and tak'ing lunches with
them, as it was expected to be Impos
sible to get anything to eat at the small
town and possibly no place to sleep.
3Ian El Papuans Go TTp.-.
The majority of the men expected to
return on the late train tonlght-'and re
port on the new field, but several
went prepared to rema:n over night in
the camp and make a careful inspec
tion of the prospects. One of these was
James Marr, of the firm of Austin &
Marr. Together with a number of other
business men this firm organized a syn
dicate this morning to take over the
holdings of the men who are now on
the job A Iv Fegan, of the William
Jennings Machinery company, was an
other who left with the intention of
stajlng over night at the camp.
Lake Haynes, traveling passenger
agent for the Southwestern. C. Q.
Sattler. special agent, and D. D. Willis,
BIG PRICE FOR OIL LEASE
hreveport, I.a., April 22. The Gulf Reflaln?: company today leaned from
the Cadrfo levee board 140 acrw went of OH GIty for $30,000 ch and one
eighth of the royalty of five welli to he drilled.
I This in the blgKest price ever paid for an oil Ieae In this ectloB.
claim agent for the line, also went to
Camp City on the afternoon train. TL
R. See2S, traveling freight agent for
the Hock Island, accompanied the
Southwestern party. T. A. Adams was
another who left for the scene of the
strike and Ira O. Wetmore, of Mon
terey, N. 31., will stop off there on his
way to hU home. G. B. Cady, represent
ing Th Herald, went up also. Others
are planning to go to Camp Qlty as soon
as a report is received from here.
Lawyers have been busy telling peo
ple how to file on the land.
Judge TV. H. "Winter, who Is an au
thority on mineral and oil land laws
both in Texas and the territories, gives
th following summary of the land law
which applies in New Mexico:
IlVm to File.
'If on surveyed land, a description
must be given as to the section, rangv,
township, county and territory. One
person may take up 20 acres or less and
men may locate in groups of eight or
less, the group not to contain more than
160 acre, and each person holding not
more than 20 acres. To file on this
land, a person must be 21 years of age
or over, and must be a citizen of the
United States. It is not necessarv. how
ever, to be a resident of the territory.
Unsurveyed land must be described with
reference to some natural object or
permanent monument; the tract to bo
filed upon must be rectangular in form
and conform ax nearly as possible to
the public surveys when established.
The same amount of land mav be filed
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