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April 25, 1910 - - - 12 Pages
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23d Infantry Arrives, After
Ocean Trip of Over Month
BRINGS BAND AND
GOOD REPUTATION j
.Fort Bliss is garrisoned again.
The headquarters, band and second
battalion of the 23rd infantry, U. S- A.,
Jn command of Col. Alfred C. Sharpe,
arrived at the union station Sunday
afternoon at 6:35 oclock, on a Santa
Fe special train of 12 cars from San
The special was transferred to the
South-western tracks and taken to Fort
Bliss. Last night -was the first night
the 23rd has slept "at home"" since
leaving Camp Overton. Island of Min
danao, Philippine Islands, a month and
a day ago from Sunday.
The officers with the headquarters
and second battalion are Col. A- C.
Sharpe, captains Thomas E. Schley, "Wil
liam H. Waldron, Hugh A. Drum (adju
tant); lieutenants Edgar S. Stayer, Fred
H. Turner. Charles A. Thuis, Henry B.
Claggett, Harry B. Crea, Bay H. Coles,
Joseph C. Moran. Major "William H.
Allaire is not with the regiment, neith
er are Capt. Grosvenor L. Townsend,
L.leuL Fay W. Brashon or quartermaster
John M. Sigsworth, they being assigned
to duty at other points. Commissary
officer Samuel Seay came, with the 23rd
as far as San Francisco, but left his
regiment there for Fort Leavenworth,
to stand the examination for a major
ity. Dr. Koyle, of the medical reserve
corps, joined the regiment at San Fran
cisco and will be stationed at Fort
The second battalion is composed of
287 khaki clad, suntanned men and all
of them verj very glad to get back to
"the good old U. S. A." The .23rd has
been scattered all over the .islands un
til recently when it was assembled pre
paratory to embarkation for the states
at Camp Overton, Parang, Island of Min
danao, which they left on March 23.
The troops arrived at San Francisco on
Wednesday morning last at 9 oclock
and left for El Paso on the afternoon
of the following day.
Glad to be Here.
When -asked If he was glad to get
back to the states. Col. Sharpe, with
soldierlike posltiveness and brevity
said "You bet." Col. Sharpe has
passed through El Paso several times,
but has never been on duty here,
though "he has occupied several Texas
posts. Col. Sharpe stated that the trip
over had been a pleasant one, without
ocean storms and without unpleasant
Incident on land.
"I am sure that I shall like El Paso,"
said Col. Sharpe. "I have heard of El
Paso in most agreeable terms and I am
gratified that I have been assigned to
Col- Sharpe has a son, Lieut- Howard
G. Sharpe, who is already at Fort Bliss,
and the colonel, who was seen at the
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CITY OF PARIS
HONOR TO R
Paris, France, April 25. Mr. Rooi-vflt vras the guest of the drv of Paris
today, 1h the magnificent hotel De "VIHe, or town hall, which Las played so
conspicuous a part in French history.
The former president, accompanied by American ambassador Bacon and
31. Jusserand, French ambassador at Washington, was received a.t the entrance
-with great formality by M. Caron, president of the municipal council, and
other city officials and conducted to the salles des deliberations, jivhere he at
tended a sitting of the city fathers, after which he signed his name in the
X.ilvre-IIor, the hook in which all rulers visiting: the city are requested, and
made a tOHr of the building.
At iBncheon, which followed, Mr. Roosevelt 'met personally many persons
prominent in the official life of Paris.
Immense crowds in the streets acclaimed the former president as. he en
tered and left the building.
L,ater Mr. Roosevelt took tea with Edith Wharton, the authoress.
This et ealng he will be the dinner guest of general Brugere, chief of staff
of the French army, and. from there will go to the opera where he will occupy
the presidential box.. Salome -will be the bill, but at Mr. Roosevelt's expressed
desire Saint Saens's Sampson and ..Delilah will be produced with ballet.
Mr. Roosevelt has received an invitation from count Zeppelin to make a
trip vrith him. in his dirigible balloon, but will decline because of lack of
Will Build on the Comer of San Antonio and Santa Fe
Streets, He Declares G-eorge Look Begins Tearing
Off Side of Vogue Building to Widen San An
tonio to Santa Fe Street.
O. H. Baum will' be the first prop
erty owner on West San Antonio street
to build. He stated Monday morning
that he would begin work on the new
five-story Baum building, on the corner
of West San Antonio and Santa Fe
streets as soon as the street Is opened
from El Paso street west.
The building will be' of reinforced
concrete and the structure will be ar
ranged for two stores to occupy the en
tire building. Mr. jBaum already has an
offer of a tenant for the building and
will have it ready to occupy by fall.
"Widening Keiv Street.
George Look began work this morn
ing removing the 14 feet from this side
of the "Vogue building to permit of the
Dedication Tuesday of the
Home of the Bureau of
ALMOST BUILT IT
Washington, D. C April 25. Tomor
row afternoon will be dedicated the
home of the bureau of American repub
lics, a building that .-cost a million
dollars and "R"as paid for almost wholly
by Andrew Carnegie.
The event is to be unique in the
world's history, the opening of the new
building forming a T'home" or common
gathering place for the diplomatic rep
resentatives of, all the republics on the
This aoble structure, of which ex
president Roosevelt laid the corner
stone just two years ago with the most
elaborate and Impressive -ceremonies in
the history of the national capital, rep
resents an expenditure of $1,000,000, of
which Mr. Carnegie contributed $750,000
and the 21 American republics about
$250,000. It is described by the best
critics of architecture and construction
as one of the most artistic official build
ings in the world- Its -style of exterior
and its arrangements of interior are en
tirely different from the conventional
architecture of Washington and yet it is
adapted to its environment. It occupies
one of the most commanding sites of the
capital, overlooking the Potomac park
and river, facing the open grounds be
low the white house, and near the Wash
The international and local appreci
ation of the significance of the dedica
tion of this diplomatic palace is abund
antly proved by the participants, in the
program of ithe president of the United
States.' the secretary of state of the
United States, the Mexican ambassador,
who will speak for all the Latin re
publics, cardinal Gibbons, senator Elihu
Boot, Andrew Carnegie, bishop Harding,
and director John Barrett. Members of
the diplomatic corps, of the supreme
court ,and the cabinet, as -well as sen
ators and representatives of the national
congress, high army and naval officers,
and a long list of distinguished men
and women" will also .attend.
The celebration is to be divided into
two events. In the afternoon at 3:15 will
be held the actual ceremonies of the
formal dedications when impressive"
speeches will be made bj- the officials
and individuals already named, followed
by a beautiful ceremony of planting in
the patio a peace tree by the president
and Mr. Carnegie. In the evening at 9.30
the governing board and the director
'will give a reception in the capacious
and dignified halls of this new building
to the president of the United States
and to Mr. and Mrs. Carnegie.
Tlie Bureau's Status.
The international bureau of the Amer- J
lean republics which is to occupy thi!
new building is an official diplomatic
institution of world wide influence
maintained by the annual contributions,
made in proportion to population, of
Continued on Page Twelve.)
widening of west San Antonio street to
70 feet The north wall of the building
is being removed and will be set back
14 feet. The Look building extends
back 134 feet on West San Antonio and
will have a front made on that street.
AVork. on Schutz Building.
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hoisting towers and concrete mixers are
covering the site of the new Schutz
building on San Francisco street. The
footings are now in place, a 'part of the
concrete columns for the basement have
been poured and the hoisting tower for
lifting the mixed concrete from the mix
ers to the different floors has been built
and everything is now In readiness for
the work of pouring the walls of the
Snow Falls in Atlanta and
Freezing Weather Occurs
at Many Texas Points.
VERY HOT UP IN
"Unprecedented cold veather pre
vailed over the south and great loss Is
reported to cotton, and othei crops. Snow
fell in Atlanta and frost and freezing
weather prevailed throughout southj
and central Texas and over the cotton
A peculiar anomaly occurs in the re
port from St. Johns, X. F., where the
weather is usually freezing at this time
of the year and is now as high as S5.
Lios Angele, Cayl., recorded a tem
perature of 98 one day last week, the
hottest in the history of the city so early
in the year.
St. John's X. F., April 25. Recoro.
breaking temperatures are reported In
the west coast of New Foundland, the
last few days. Where at this time of
the year, the usual temperature would
be below freezing as high as S5 above
is reported. The figure 5s unprecedented
in the history of the colony.
Snow at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga, April 25. Snow fell
heavily here for three hours today. It
Is the first April snow in the history of
Cotton Is Killed.
New Orleans, La., April 25. Freezing
weather and snow in many parts of the
south sent cotton up $1.75 a bale on the
opening of the local future market to
day. The new crop is reported killed
in many places.
Kansas City, Mo., April 25. A snow
storm prevailed this morning all over
Missouri, northeastern Arkansas, east
ern Kansas, Tennessee and as far south
as Montgomery, Ala.
The snow melted almost as fast as it
fell, but at times it was very heavy,
temperature ranging as low as two or
three degrees below freezing Is reported
in all parts of the storm swept terri
tory. Frost is reported as far south as
The fruit crop in central Missouri has
been badly damaged. It is the general
opinion that fruit in eastern Kansas and
western Missouri is not yet seriously. In
jured. Coldest in 20 Years.
Shreveport. La., April 25. The coldest
Apr21 weather for 20 years was experi
enced here today, the mercury dropping
to 34. A light frost slightly damaged
cotton. Ice covered the ground In some
places. It is feared this will kill cot
ton recently planted. V
Five Inches of Snow.
Lexington, Ky., April 25. Five inches
of snow fell in Hopklnsville, Ky.. today.
Fruit and -vegetables in central and
eastern Kentucky are badly damaged.
Heavy Damage in Texas.
Fort Worth, Texas, April 25. The
cold wave which struck Texas flast night
extends to the gulf and Includes all of
east Texas, where much damage was
done to fruit. The mercury at Fort
Worth registered 32 degrees. Potatoes,
beans and tomatoes suffered from the
frost but cotton In this section escaped
Freezing at Waco.
Waco, Texas, April 25. The ther
mometer is at the freezing point today
and therey is frost in bottoms, fruit arid
Down to 30.
Waxahachie, Texas, April 25.
heavy frost visited Ellis county early
this morning and thousands of acres of
cotton are believed to have been killed.
Replanting will be necessary. Corn in
the bottom lands was also killed. The
thermometer registered 30 degrees this
Is 45 at Galveston.
Galveston, Texas, April 25. The tem
perature went down to 45 degrees here
this morning, breaking all records of
the weather bureau for April weather.
Frost at Killsboro.
Hillsboro, Texas, April 25. A heavy
frost visited here tlast night, killing
corn In the low lands. Potatoes, toma
toes, beans and other garden truck were
killed. The extent of the damage will
not be known until tomorrow. Frost
last April killed nearly 30 percent of the
Ice In Parker County.
Weatherford. Texas, April 25. Ice
formed in Parker county last night and
frost hurt cotton and potatoes. Corn
was killed in the low lands.
Jacksonville, Texas, April 25. Re
ports from all over Cherokee county say
the freeze last night caused damage
amounting to thousands of dollars. Po
tatoes and tomatos are ruined but
the peach crop appears only slightly
Corn and Cotton Hurt.
Denison, Texas, April 25. Cotton and
corn in the low tlands were severely
damaged by frost last night. Fruit
and vegetables also suffered. The mer
cury was at 36.
Dnmnge at Tyler.
Tyler, Texas, April .25. Frost this
morning damaged corn 15 percent at
this station; tomatoes, 40 percent; cot
ton, 50 percent: peaches, 30 percent.
Strawberries were not harmed. The
mercury registered 33.
ALLEGED MURDERER. AT HOUSTOX
ASKS FOR CHANGE OF VENUE
Houston, Tex.,. April 25. The counsel
for Earl McFarlane, charged with the
murder of assistant chief of police Mur
phy, on April 1 Monday morning filed
a motion for a change of venue and the
trial was adjourned until 2 oclock to
permit the state to prepare an answer.
The defence alleges the Houston news
papers combined In a conspiracy to cre
ate prejudice against McFarlane. Over
300 witnesses are summoned.
FLOODS STOP 3IINE WORK.
Shamokin, Pa-, April 25. Ten thou
sand workmen are idle today in the
north Cumberland and Columbia county
anthracite coal regions. A large num
ber of coal mines are flooded as result
of heavy rains the last two days.
This Young Man Is Known
as "The Millionaire Sol
dier" at ITort Meyer.
Richmond, Va., April 25. Embarrass
ment among the young army officers at
Fort Meyer promises to be dispeled
through ithe announcement that corporal
Albert J. Meyer, the "millionaire sol
dier," has passed the examination for a
lieutenant and will receive his commis
Corporal Meyer is a grandson of Brig.
Gen. Albert Meyer, the founder of the
sgnal corps, who served In the civil war,
and after whom Fort Meyer Is named.
His father, Maj. Albert J. Meyer, served
in Cuba during the Spanish war as ma
or of the 202d New York regiment. Not
willing to .take the chances of winning
an appointment to West Point, and less
willing to spend four years in the mili
tary academy, young Meyer enlisted In
the regular army in Boston. His effi
ciency won him an appointment as cor
poral. While corporal Meyer is known
among his comrades as the "millionaire
soldier." he is not in reality a million
aire, although he is wealthy. He is a
favorite in Washington and is fre
quently in attendance upon the very
events at which officers of the fort,
sometimes through duty, but more often
through inclination, find themselves-
Druggist Demonstrates to
the Jury That Strycnnme
Tonic Is Not Deadly.
Kansas City, Mo., April 25. O. H.
Gentry, an Independence druggist, who
compounded. the strychnine tonic for
colonel Swope, took tne stand In the
TTvrio wis( tndar. It was annarent that
. he did not fear his own prescription.
He took a bottle of the tonic to the
stand with him and ocasionally took a
drink. Mr. Gentry said an ounce o
the tonic contained mut 1-lSOth part of
a grain of strychnine.
The testimony of Mr. Gentry is gen
erally considered a hard blow to the de
fense. By proving that it was colonel
Swope's habit of taking strychnine
tonic, the defense expected to explain
the alleged presence of strychnine In
When Miss Hullhan. the nurse, re
sumed her testimony In the Hyde mur
der trial today she admitted on cross
examination that Dr. Hyde repriminad
ed her because she did not give Mar
garet Swope medicine at the proper
time. She also admlted that Chrlsman
Swope suffered from hallucinations.
"What did Dr. Hyde say when he
handed you a capsule to give Chrlsman
Swope?" Mr. Walsh asked.
" 'The patient is getting along all
right and it is time to give him his i
medicine," " answered the witness". Miss
Hulihan gave the capsule and a con
vulsion followed, she said.
The attempt of Mr. Walsh to show
that Miss Houlihan disliked Dr. Hy,de
and quarreled with him in the Swope
residence: brought a vigorous denial.
Miss Margaret Swope, the first of Dr.
Hyde's alleged victims, took the stand
shortly before the noon adjournment.
The physician is indicted on three
counts charged with poisoning her.
Both Dr. Hyde and his wife watched
Miss Swope carefully. The testimony
this morning was uninteresting.
NO DECISION IN THE
CORPORATION TAX CASE
Washington, D. C, April 25. The su
preme court of the United States again
failed today to announce a decision in
the corporation tax cases.
CA USES HE A VY LOSS
.Mew.Tork, April 25. The market stnrted weak vtith a steady tine today
and liberal gains "were shown In the first hour. Trade conditions In this coun
try show no Improvement, although good reports conief rora Liverpool and
other foreign trade centers. '
Reports of severe damage to young cotton over a wide area of the south as
a result of the storms and freezing temperature of the last few days, caused an
advance of a dollar and a half a bale on most of the new crop months on the
cotton market here today. Buying was excited and general.
HEAVY LOSS IN TEXAS.
Ft. "Worth, April 25. Cotton is reported killed In various localities, es
pecially in central Texas. The loss by cold and frost in Texas may reach many
thousands of dollars, but It is not so heavy as that reported by the other
New Orleans, La., April 25. The opening of the cotton market was sur
prisingly strong this morning and higher levels were made In all popular op
tions the domestic and spot markets were steady while futures were fairly
The strong tone of the market was due to the damage by cold throughout
Liverpool, Eng., April 25. The opening: of the market today was firm,
spots being: six English points higher and sales aggregating SOOO bales. A
turnover was made on a basis of 7.SS for American middle or 15.70 In Amer
ican values. Futures opened firm on a range of from 5 to Oi English points
and ruled steady.
ALBERT J. MYER.
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Meyer lays aside his enlisted man's
uniform, dons evening clothes, enters
his automobile as it arrives from its
city garage, and armed with a pass
descends upon Washington.
The officers will feel no further em
barrassment when they meet him at so
cials in the city, for he will soon be
wearing shoulder straps.
Makes New Starting Records
at San Antonio, Defeating
G-lenn H. Curtiss.
San Antonio, Texas. April 25. At the
San Antonio aviation meeting yester
day, Charles K. Hamilton lowered two
world's records. He made three ascen
sions. On the first he lowered Glenn
H. Curtlss's starting time from 5:25 sec
onds to 3.S seconds. On the third start
the machine left the ground at 70 feet,
the previous recom being 9S feet, made
at Los Angeles, by Curtiss.
English Aerial Derby.
L.ondon, England, April 25. An aerial
derby from London to Manchester is
in prospect for "Wednesday. Both Gra
ham White, who failed to attempt to
fly last week on account of storms, and
Louis Paulhan, the French aviator, who
arrived last night, are planning to start
for a 50,000 prize offered for that
flight. Paulhan contemplates a contin
uous flight,, although according to the
rules of the contest, two stops will be
allowed. Both men will use Farnan bi
planes. Germnn Airship a Wreck.
Limburg, Prussia, April 25. The Zep
pelin II, one of the three dirigible bal
loons of the German government's
aerial fleet, broke away from Its moor
ings today in a storm and, -without a
crew, drifted toward, Weilb erg, where it
came down and was smashed to pieces.
The balloon was forced to descend here
yesterday while attempting a return trip
from Hamburg to Cologne.
British Airship Hurt.
London. England, April 25. The air
ship of the British army, which recently
made a successful flight, was caught by
a squall at Farnborough this afternoon
and turned turtle. The balloon was
ELECTRIC LINE EXTENSION"
PLANNED FOR WACO
Waco, Tex., April 25. John Haven, of
Denison, a stockholder In the Texas
Traction company, here .today said that
president Strickland of that company
has decided to extend the interurban line
to Waco. The road now runs from Deni
son to Dallas.
Camp City Excitement Recalls to the People the Fact That
There Are Surface Indications of Oil Everywhere
About and That Oil Has Been Found Beneath
Rocks Displaced in the Nearby Mountains.
The Prospects Excellent.
Alamogordo, N. 31., April 25. The recent oil excitement at Camp City has
developed some idea In connection with the resource of this section.
This Camp City well wltk Its oil Indications Is not tke oaly oil Indication
In this valley or In this section. In the foot hills east of. La Iuz or about
seven miles north of Alamogordo, are all kinds of oil ladldatlOHS. Even the
geological makeup is .favorable. Rocks have been taken from the La Lua
foot hills that contained pockets of oil, and there is a stream of water near
this locality that is ever greasy. So faas known no prospecting has ever
been done In the La Luz foot hills for oil.
SURFACE INDICATIONS OF OIL.
Again, on the flats, a few miles west of Alamogordo, the surface Indica
tions for oil were never better in the Beaumont oil district, and ne one has evei
spent a cent there prospecting. The well on the Wayland property near town
showed plenty of oil sign. Out in the White Sands district there Is plenty of
salt water and Jots of oil signs.
PLENTY OF INDICATIONS.
With all these oil signs within a radlns of 25 or 30 miles of Alaiaogordo,
this Camp City excitement Is the only time any real sure enoBgh oil prospect
ing has even been talked of for this section. A well known E. P. & S. W. pas
senger engineer will tell anyone where there la a certain spot of road near
Alamogordo that when his engine mns over it, a Tumbling sound Ii heard
as thoush he was passing over a bridge, proof that there la some vibration
under the engine.
PUMPER CAUSES FURTHER
EXCITEMENT AT CAMP CITY
Camp City N. 31., April 2. Further excitement wan caused here today over
oil when the drillers resumed pumping, after a shut down since Saturday. ,T.
L. 3Iayo told the spectators that if th?re was oil la the well, when he began
to pump out the water, it would have babbles and little blacky spots In It and
when the sun struck It, would give off the colors of the rainbow. As a pre
caution against pumping any oil covered water down Into the well, he pump
ed in nothing lint fresh water but, true to his prediction, when the sand aad
water began to come ont, there were-thei bubbles, the little black specs and the
People have been coming in from a far north as Vaughn, , Carrlzozo aad
Orcura to file on claims.
AH the land is now filed on for three miles out and In some cases two or
more men have filed on the same land. There will be a public meeting here
tonight at which the citizens will take steps to get together and settle all
differences over boundaries.
AVashlngton, D. C April 25.-The senate committee ou the Judiciary toaur
voted to conduct a thorough examination Into the methods of what is known
as "the third degree, methods of extorting confessions from persons charged
with crime, also the practice of employing persons in the espionage of juror.
The system of "The Third Degree Is graphically described ia The Herald's
serial story of that name now running. Read It.
TEXAS CITY DRIVING
OUT THE NEGROES
Coleman. Texas, April 25. The city is owlet after yesterday's race riot
Inwhlch a number were seriously but not fatally injured.
About a dozen negroes were beaten and driven out of town by aaeb of
500 white men, who become enraged when a negro Hearly drove a carriage
oer a white boy.
Until recently no negroes resided here and the whites resented their
coming. x j
The rioting did not cease until 1 oclock this morning.
RESULTS IN DEATH
Man Is Accidentally Ealled
in ISTew Mexico by Boys
Santa Fe, X. M., April 25. George
Trujillo, aged 32 years, is dying from a
rifle wound Inflicted acldentally by
three boys at the Bishop's ranch near
Trujillo was riding on a horse past
the ranch when he was struck In the
head by a bullet from a .22 calibre rifle
with which Harold and Rupert Wagner
and Robert Lentz, boys between 10 and
14 years old, were shooting at aUarget-
Trujillo, who is a man of ' family,
dropped unconscious from his ' horse,
with the brains oozing out of the
wound. The atending physician says
that Trujillo can live o'nly a few hours
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