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EI Paso, Texas,
All the News
Herald Prints It First
May 3, 1910 - - - 12 Pages
This Is President Carpen
ter's Jesting Answer to
"Citizens' " Candidates.
Socorro Citizens Allege That
a Recount Will Show a
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El Paso Will Be in Hands
of the Texas Men of Money
BIG PROGRAM OF
Expert Declares Milk and
Meat Not Chief Dissemin
ators of White Plague.
1 o s 8 H 1 1 1 1 I o i s
1 111 1 XSI Lai I UP IU1U
low In the Hyde Case
WON'T DRAW FOR
PLACES ON TICKET
The privilege of having their names
listed by lot -with the others upon one
single ballot for the school election
Saturday is denied the "Citizens' " can
didates by the school board. President
Carpenter, in answer to the request,
writes, evidently in sarcasm, that "the
school board is not a nolitical ortran-
izatlon," therefore he deducts that the
'ring" ticket must stand by itself so
the faithful can find it.
The candidates .on the "Citizens'"
ticket asked the trustees to put all
names on one ballot and to determine
the positions of names by lot. Mr. Car
penter replied that the ballots "will be
printed In a manner -which will be in
telligent to the voters of El Paso and
fair to the candidates," and that is all
the satisfaction the candidates got
unless they can draw some from Mr.
Carpenter's very funny reference to the
board as non-political-
The "Citizens' " candidates have re
plied to Mr. Carpenter's letter, suggest
ing that the names be listed on one
ballot alphabetically, the order being
Harper, Irvin, Krakauer, McBroom,
Stevenson, Winter, the "ring" having
ythe first two places and the last place.
" The correspondence follows:
To the School Board.
Honorable Board of Public Schools of
El Paso, Texas.
Gentlemen: "We, the' undersigned,
who are candidates for, the position of
trustees on the school board, to be
filled at the coming el action to be held
May 7, 3 910, request that our names be
placed on the official ballot, and in
making this request we respectfully
submit the following suggestions:
First. That all names of candidates
be placed on one and the same ballot.
Second. Thnf the positions of said
names on said ballot be decided by lot.
Third. That. If any expense is charge
able to the Candidates "by reason of the
printing of said ballots that the same
be prorated equally among said candi
"Weybelleve the adoption of the above
meuhod will tend to bring about a fair
"We ask an answer to the above de
fining your position on the same so
that we may know the form of the of
J. A. Krakauer,
J. BL McBroom,
H. E. Stevenson.
Mr. CarpeHttrss Answer.
El Paso, Texas, May 2, 1910.
Mr. J. A. Krakauer,
Mr. J. H. McBroom,
Dr. H. E. Stevenson.
Gentlemen Replying to your recent
communication in reference to the form
of ballot to be used at the coming elec-
(Continued on Page Nine.)
ITS TAG DAY AM
Tag day, like straw lids, ice cream
sodas and open -work street cars, is
with us again as a sign of summer.
"With much tooting of whistles and
clanging of bells the annual tag day
was ushered in at 9:30 Tuesday morn-j
ing, much as the new year is j
and If tag day was confined
blowing of whistles aic ringing of bells j
Vm tn-jlo nrrn1r tion nf VA "Pnsn -R'nillr" !
be the richer by several hundred bush
els of bird seed.
But the ioise was only the introduc-
tion. On each of the down town cor
ners was stationed a young woman with
a dinky little savings bank, of the kind
that Is robbed at home -regularly for
car fare. Innocent of face and as coy
as a country girl at her first spelling
bee, these girls have the professional
pan-handlers on lower San Francisco
street left at the post. A smilya little
triangular tag and a magic rote which
runs "Tag day second of May Y. "V.
C. A." then 3rou're it for two bits or
over, the blue vault of heaven being
the only limit the girls have yet been
able io find for the amount of contri
butions which would be thankfully re
eelved. But its all for a good cause, the
cause of better homes and more of life's
good things for the girls and women ,
RIVER IS RISING
NO DAMAGE IS YET DONE "
ABOVE THE CITY
The Rio Grande is still rising and
at a considerable rate, so that there Is
mnch apprehension for the county road
work and property in the vicinity of
White's Spur, north of El Paso, where
the river has broken over and already
done some damage. Precautions are
being taken to protect the read by the
use of sand bags.
The rise at Engle Tuesday above the
mark of Monday is four-tenths of a
At El Paso the rise was two-tenths of
a foot Tuesday and registering 15.2 feet,
against 15 feet Mondaj'.
Rising: at Selden.
Reports received from Selden by the ,
reclamation -service Tuesday morning .
ptate that the Rio Grande is still ris-1
ing there, but slowly. The volume of j
water passing that point is between 1
twelve and thirteen thousand second j
FIGrHT IN COURT
Following the election held at So
corro, Texas, to decide whether the
town should be disincorporated, an in
junction has been secured in the 4Tst
district court restraining A. S. J. Eylar
from announcing the result of the elec
tion, which, a'ccordlng to the ballot
1 shows 69 votes in favor of abolishing
1 -no corporation ana u against.
' Olguin, who filed the suit and secured I
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county judge to produce me Daiioi
boxes used on April 16, charge that
several votes were illegally cast. In
their petition they charge that Andres
Chavez cast a vote which was invalid,
as he failed to designate his preference
for or against the proposition, and
that after the polls were closed and
while the count was being made, he
was permitted to correct his vote, which
caused the tie.
The plaintiffs further charge that Eu
genio Jurado, Carlos Carpio and Joa
quin Ruiz had not resided in the state
12 months and were not entitled to vote,
that Onecimo Contreras, Roberto Chav
ez and Zacarias Apodaca did not pro
duce poll tax receipts, and that Ro
muldo Provencio Is an exconvict who
had served a term m'n the federal peni
tentiary and that he had never been
pardoned and had not been restored to
TAFT MEETS HIS
President Spends Day in
Cincinnati That Is
Cincinnati, 'O., May 3. A day devoted
j largely to renewing neighborly rela
tions with "home folks" was president
Taft's. program here today.
ExceDt for two brief addresses, the
chief executive devoted himself to shak- I
ing hands and chatting with women and
men with whom he has been on inti
mate terms of friendship for years.
This evening Mr. Taft is scheduled to '
attend the opening concert of the May
Tjnusic- festival, to dedicate a statue to
Theodore Thomas, to attend a brief din
ner at a club and to leave for St. Louis.
receivers seil intertjrban
system: axd electric plaxt
Belton, Texas, May 3. The Bel ton
Temple Traction company's interurban
iine with Its equipment was sold today
by receiver under on order of federal
court. Little & Ahres purchased the
road for 25,000. The Temple Electric
Light company's plant was also sold
here today to George C. Pendleton for.
532,500, subject to a prior mortgage of
who do not have the advantages which
a home offers.
Tag day this year is a bit different
from the ones which have been held in
El Paso in the past- In addition to the
taercinsr. which is being done on the
streets, the city was divided into dis
tricts and each district assigned to a
suDerintendent and assistants. Then a
house to house canvass was made to
collect the tag. day envelopes which had
been mailed to all persons whose names
appear In the telephone directory. The
returns commenced to come in from
these outside districts before noon, the
superintendents using automobiles with
which to collect the results of the can
vass. A number of the boxes which
were returned had $5 gold pieces in
them ana bills of the smaller denomin
The taggers down town allowed no
grass to grow under their feet, and one
fair fairy rushed to headquarters for
more tags, out of breath but happy.
"It's more fun than a picnic," she
gasped as she patted her rat, and
started out again in search of the tag
les5 folks who could be tagged.
At the tag day headquarters in the
Y. W. C. A. rooms in The Herald build
ing, a half dozen women and girls
counted money, checked up accounts
and issued tags.
feet. No damage was reported. The
drift Is still running and being taken
from the river at Selden. The officials
ff the reclamation service are of the
opinion that the flow is at Its crest
u. less it is augmented by rain.
1 is believed that the cold weathet
In Colorado will stop the thaw and
thus relieve the flood situation.
No Damage at Canutillo.
J. H Wallace, who lives at Canutillo,
17 miles up the Rio Grande, is in the
city, and when asked about the reports
as to the river being over its banks at
that place, he stated that they are un
true. He crossed the bridge at that
i lace Tuesday morning, and says that
it is not In danger. The report that
his land bprdering the river at and
nar that place was being washed
away were also without foundation, he
Diamonds will be as plentiful in Ei
Paso next week as they are at a na
tional meeting of hotel clerks. The
Texas Bankers' association will hold its
26th annual convention here, commenc
ing Monday and there will be 500 or
more bankers and their wives in at
tendance from over the state. Two
special trains to be known as "bankers
specials," will arrive in El Paso Mon
day evening over the G. H. and T. & P.
They will be met by a band and from
that time until the last banker goes
home, there will be "something doing"
every minute. All the local clubs will
keep open house during the stay of the
O. E. Dunlap. of TVaxahachie, presi
dent of the association, will preside at
the business session's which are to be
held in the chamber of commerce.
The official program of the bankers'
week In El Paso follows:
Tuesday, May 10.
Convention convenes In chamber of
commerce, 10 a. m.
Invocation by Rev! C. S. "Wright.
Address of welcome, former mayor
Joseph U. Sweeney.
Address of welcome on the part.of the
El Paso clearing house, judge J. M.
Response, H. R. Eldrldge, vice presi
dent of the First National bank, Hous
ton. i President's 'message, 0 E. Dunlap,
president of the Citizen's National bank,
v Report of secretary J. VT. Hoopes. vice
president of the Austin National bank,
Report 'of treasurer, T. "W. Slaok,
cashier of the First National bank. Fort
Report of detective "W. A. Boyd, Cle
burne. Five minute reports by district chair
men. Adjournment for lunclv. ,
Address: "Our National Vice' J. T.
Talbert, vice president of the National
City bank. New York city.
Address "Cotton and the Cotton Ex
changes," F. H. Welsh, vice (president
of the First National bank, Taylor.
Prayer by Rev. C. L. Overstreet.
Address "Texas State Fire Rating
Board Law," William E. Hawkins, in
surance and bank commissioner of
Address ''Bank Money Orders," Fred
I. Kent, vice president of the Bankers
Trust company. New York city.
Address, "Value of Bankers' Associa
tions," Fred E. Farasworth, general sec
retary of the American Bankers' asso
ciation. New York city..
Address "Our Profession," M. A. Tay
lor, president of the First National
Resolutions, selection of next meet
ing place, election of officers and ad
journment. In addition to the business sessions,
arrangements have been made for the
entertainment of the visiting bankers,
the local members of the El Paso clear
ing house having arranged to act as
hosts. This program Includes the fol
lowing: Tuesday, car rides to Mexico and over
the city; reception to visiting women at
the home of W. W. Turney at 8:30 p.
m.,. and Mexican supper and smoker at
the Toltec cJub for the bankers at 9 p.
Wednesday, automobile ride down the j
paved highway through the famous Rio
Grande valley after the adjournment
Reception and dance to be tendered the
visiting bamcers and their wives at j
me x.i raso uountry ciud, a:3U p. m.
Thursday, a trip to the El Paso smel
ter, the largest in the world, and to the
Southwestern Portland Cement plant;
9:30 a. m., trip to Juarez, Mexican bull
fight, 3 p. m.
The committees composed of the local
bankers, which v ill have charge of the
reception and entertainment of the vis
iting bankers, are composed of the fol
a. T-l, T1- St A . A a 1
lowing: Executive, T. M. WIngo, W.
Cooley, J. F. Williams; invitation. W
The special committee which will
have charge of the features which ar '
being arranged for bankers' week is
composed of the following: Reception
for visiting women at the home of W.
W. Turney, James G. McNary; smoker
at the'Toltee club. Owen White; dance
at the country club, Walter Arnold;
auto ride down the valley, L. J. GI1-.jc-hrist;
special excursion to the sml
ter and cement plant, Edgar Kayser.
COLQUITT DOES NOT TAKE
San Angelo, Texas, May 3. O. B. Col
quitt, in addressing a crowd here this
afternoon reiterated his statement that
C. C. Rankin's espousal of Cone John
son's candidacy suited him exactly, and
would heilp his (Colquitt's) side. "1
never did consider Davidson seriously,"
rH Problem Of the Dope Fiend; By
I Judge Says Evil Is Growing A' Sm Eylar
' If some student of sociology wants n
problem to practice on, I am sure the
city and county authorities would be
pleased to turn oier to thein the re
formation of the 'dope fiends' union,' "
said county judge Eylar, In referring to
one of these unfortunates, Amy Martin,
just traniferred froci the city to the
county jail on the chnrge of lunacy.
")Ve don't know vrhnt to do with
them. The publie coniplninx when they
j ar permitted to run the streets, b'eg-
Washington, D. C, May 3. Whether
tuberculosis is caused by milk or meat
infected from bovine sources and what
may be the best employment for tuber
cular patients, were the chief subjects
discussed today before the tuberculosis
Humans Spread Disease.
Only 2 1-2 percent of all tuberculosis
iu New York city come from infected
milk, butter or, meat from bovine
sources, according to the statement
made by Dr. William H. Park, of that
city today before the pathological sec
tion of the meeting.
Moreover, said Dr. Park, this small
percentage is found maiuly in children.
In other words pulmonary tuberculosis
among adults is contracted solely from
human be!ngs5 abd is not the result of
impure milk or foods.
Dr. Park supported throughout his
paper the contention advanced by Dr.
Robert Koch, pf Berlin, the discoverer
of the tuberculosis germ, when he stood
practically alone In declaring that cat
tle did not transmit pulmonary tuber
culosis to human beings.
The significance of these conclusions,
it was pointed out will be to direct all
the energy of the campaign against tu
berculosis to combatting the spread of
this disease among human beings, by
preventing spitting, bad housing, over
work and other conditions bad for the
Too Much Paternalism.
Dr. S. Adolphus Knopf, of New York,
does not believe In the exhibition of j
too much paternalism on the part
the state to the indigent consumptive,
particularly if that paternalism be
manifest in the form of a treatment i
which has not yet received from the j
medical profession universal recogni-
tion as to its efficacy- Neither does he
believe in shutting the door in the face
of a physician because he has consump
tion himself or has been closely associ
ated with consumptives. He believes in
justice to all consumptives, and pre
sented his views in inost emphatic lan
guage before the clinical section of the
association In a paper entitled "State
Phthisophllia and State Phthislopho
bia." Incidentally the legislature f
Nebraska and the state board, of metri
cal examiners of Oklahoma were severe
ly censured for their attitude toward
Dr. Knopf told how the legislator
qf Nebraska had passed a law at It
last session which requires that indi
gent consumptives treated at the ex
pense of the several counties In hos
pitals selected Dy the state board of
health. must receive treatment by
"immunization or vaccine therapy in
addition to open air and other sani
Condemns State Measure.
Dr. 'Knopf condemnea a regulation
adopted about a year ago by the state j
beard of medical examiners of, Okla- j
homa, forbidding any physician fromN
securing a license to practice m hijiu
state who was suffering from con
sumption, or who 'had been in close
touch with a case of consumption for
three years previous to his application.
This he characterizes as state phthls
lophobla, an exaggerated fear of the
consumptive, in contradistinction to
state phthisiophllia, an excessive over
care for the tuberculosis patient, as evi
denced In Nebraska.
Dr. 'Knopf offered two resolutions
f-rt Hk nrnconfa1 VkArtfft 1-1 ciccnlo-
tlon deploring "the action of the Ok-
lahoma state board or medical exami
ners and also of the Nebraska legisla
ture, the latter, "as premature, 'unwise
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Insurance Against Plague.
Legislative provision for a special tax
on payrolls to provide for insurance
against tuberculosis was one of the
suggestions made by Dr. Lee rK
Frankel. "Dr. Frankel spoke on the subject,
"Insurance Against Tuberculosis." He
pointed out that it is feasible to insure
against sickness, but unless some meth-
od by which every workingman would
be obliged to Insurcsvere devised, the
very classes rmong whom tuberculosis
is most prevalent would not be reach
ed by this insurance because rates
would be too high. He advocated the
formation of local municipal or county
departments who should collect taxes
based on the payrolls of employers of
labor and who shonld use this fund for
the care of tuberculosis orkIng
men. "Instead of compeling the payment of
premium on the part of employes," said
Dr. Frankel. "it might be perfectly
feasible and constitutional to have, a
special tax based ou the payrolls of em
ployers of labor, this lax to be fixed
and graded according to the amount of
the payroll and probably also accord
ing to the risks of the industry with
reference to tuberculosis. Thus, for
instance, dusty trades would be re-
("Continued on Paee Two.)
gincr, filthy, halfrclad. Then the police
'vag' them. Sometimes they are kept
In the city jail lOor 12 days andi
turned loose, sometimes they are trans
ferred to the county Jail or tho county
hospital. Time and again Me have
turned them loose after n few months'
Imprisonment cured, fat and hearty and
full ol promises neier to return to the
drag again, but, In a week they are
.back n '- n low down as they were
THE HYDE OTXRV QIXT TOR A.bT. ZmEmttS
(Pudge Eefuses to Strike Out
Some Most Damaging
Kansas City, Mo., May 3. Fudge Lat
ahaw this morning overruled a motion
of the defence in the Hyde murder trial
to strike out the testimony of Dr.
Haines as being too speculative.
The ruling was a hard blow to the
defence, as it admits the plaus'bility of
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Trio cfoto'o thonrw Tlit- f.A 4.
for cyanide established proof of the
presence of that poison In the bodies
of Col. and Chrisman Swope.
ONL Y ONE APPENDIX
. FOR FOUR CHILDREN
Minister Says God Never Provided a Nonessential The
Maple Family of Brothers and Sisters. Proof That
. . He Did, Unless Appendix Is Essential, and
Three Are Living "Without It.
"Go4 never provided a nonessential," Rev. A. J. B. MeElyraiH declared trve
Sundays ago from the pulpit of the Houston Square Baptist churcfe in this city.
"I have four children and three of them have had nonessentials removed,"
it could bo contradicted by one El Paso mother. She Is Mrs. V. T. Maple and
lives at 513 Corto street. -
To begin with, H. S. Maple, who lives on Olive street, had a nonessen
tial removed in an El Paso hospital hack in 1S9S. Shortly later Ms sister, Mrs.
J. H. Clegjr, now in Guaymas, Mex., was attacked with her nonessential -and it
was removed by El Paso physicians.
And at present In Hotel Dieu is another son, H. M. Maple, who had his
nonessential removed only last AVednesday. -There only remains Mrs. X. G.
Bnchoz, of 1131 Myrtle street, to be stricken with the popular affliction.
It is a question whether Mr. 31 cEIwain considers an appendix as nones
sential. At any rate the Maple family does, both Individually and collec
TO SR. CREEL
A Warm Farewell as - He
Leaves-to Become For
Chihuahua, ilex., ilay 3. Governor
Enrique C. Creel left here on Monday
for Mexico- City to take the position of
minister of foreign relations, to which
he had been appointed by president
Diaz. Governor Creel was accompanied
by his wife and their son, Luis R. Creel.
The party went in a special train pro
vided by the 'state legislature of Chi
huahua. Quite a while before governor Creel
and his wife reachedithe National Rail
ways depot, a large number of leading
citizens, both Mexicans and foreigners,
were there waiting to bid him good-bye-He
was given quite an ovation by the
people and the school children.
Hundreds of the latter brought bo
quets of flowers which they presented
to the governor and his wife. A party
of prominent citizens headed by acting
governor Jose M. Sanches and mayor
.Toso Asunsolo, accompanied the gov
ernor as far as Jiminez.
FOP. ELECTORAL REPRESENTATIVE
West, Tex. May 3. John Patterson,
of Moody, today Issued an announce
ment that he will be a candidate for
electoral representative In the state
legislature, contesting with former
1 speaker A. M. Kennedy.
"It seems a hopeless task. Prosecu
.tlon of those who sell them the drug
might help some, but they are mo des
perato In their efforts to get tho drug
that his would accomplish little to
ward checking the evil. When they
havo sni'k to the vng' stage of degra
dation, we imprison them and keep 1
them off the"" streets for n few months
at a time, and that Is all we know to
do with them."
or r.E.-xrtrc-corNr mo.
cms. dtIFe:mxAvnts UMcr.-Ej
The remains of capsules dropped In
the snow by Dr. Hyde were offered in.
evidence this morning and Dr. Haines
testified that the stains on the papr
containing them were made by cyanide.
TO GO TO 1JRL
Tulsa, Okla., May 3. Judge Marshall ia the federal cevrz Tay, ferlmg
governor Haskell and five others charged with conspiracy aatet tte -v-ernment
in Muskogee town' -lot cases, declared, "I ttUI jm keldl sy t&e trial
of these cases on mere technical gronnas."
A motion to continuo the cases is how being argae ama It to HeTei3
tha motion will be overruled.
The government today replied to the defendants, XK&kfcH? a im'UiliC iesdsl
that they had no access to the records in Muskogee ana 'WasMagrtoa.
A message was received from secretary of the isterier SaHlmaaxyrt&a said
Haskell and codefendants had been supplied with several lraadre carhe
copies of the records. j " ,
OIL TRUST AFFIRME
New York, N. Y., May 3. The
ed dovin a decision affirming the decree of the United States circuit court 1h
wliiofa the Standard OH company was fined $20,000 by a jury feefore judge
Xoycs in the western district of New York for violation of tho interstate com
Police Oppression f
"The Third Degree'
If you woulif know how the police extort, confessions from innocent
men. begin reading The Herald's serial story. ''The Third Degree." now
running. It is worth reading for the facts, even if you are not a lover of
Today's instalment of the story forms the introduction to a crime
which ohe police attempt to fix on an innocent man agaTnst whom the cir
cumstances appear dark. Following the, tragedy comes the shocking story
of police brutality, hypnotism and cruelty. It is not imagination, but fact
weaved into a tory.
Police invest iga tion in the larger cities haveibrought to liht 'o.veryde
tail here enumerated. It is thrilling and somefifiing even' reader should
know. Even 'the United States govem-ment. by resolution introduced in
congress last week, is taking up an investigation into ''third degree"
methods of the police. Read this story, or at least the chapters dealing
with tiie police, which will now follow, and learn what this ''third degree"
Farmer Sells Beans at $2.25
a Bushel; the Dealer Gets
$6.40 For Them.
ONLY FIFTY CENTS
Cites Other Instances "Where
the Middlemen Make the
St. Louis, Mo, May 3- Etrceagiva
profit taking by middlemen was tha
reason assigned for high prices of food
stuffs by B. F. Yoakum, chairman, of
the Frisco system, in an address "which,
he made this afternoon before the Na
tional Convention of the Farmers' Edrx
cational and Cooperative Union, nonr ia
conference in this city.
He declared that the heavy reduc
tions in freight rates- of the past ferw;
years had ban absorbed by the dealer?
and not sha'-ed in by the farmers o
consumers. .Jb described the demagogic
politician ati a distributing and expen
sibe middle agent and urged that he ba
cut out in the dealings which the rail
roads and the farmers should hare with,
Dealers to Blame.
"The most important force for the
welfare of the nation will come when
j the landcrvners of America are organ
ized, saia jar. jLoajcum. xaia organ
ization la important not only for the
benefits which, -will come to the farm
ers but on account pf money whick
will be saved by the consumers. It Is
not the prices received "by farmers
which, make living expenses high, but
the profits of the dealers handling" cho" -
foods between the farmer and con
sumer. "The Florida farmer receives $2.25
for a bushel of green beans, the railroad
gets 50 cents for the 800 mile haul to
New York and the consumer pays $6.40
for this same bushel of beans. There
is 35 percent for the grower, S percent
for the carrier and 57 percent for the
dealer. This Is not a fair division.
vEgsrs and Rice.
"Thirty cents a dozen was the aver
age price of eggs in New York last
year, while the farmers of Arkansas
ard MIsouri received 15 cents. The
frflght was two cents a dozen.
"The rice farmer or Texas gets 2
cents a pound for the grain and the
consumer InNew York pays 10 cents
a pound for this rice. The freight Is m
cent a pound.
"Every member of every community
is Interested In aiding the farmers to
organize a system of doing business
direct from the field to the table.
"The railroad takes $4.50 for hauling
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"United States court of appeals today