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El Paso, Texas,
May 9, 1910 --- 12 Pafes
All the News
Herald Prints It First
Walle It's Fresh.
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MNb btynbt i ilL,,,am,n UWN
ULtlLmUHl lu The Social Features for Tl 0100
P fl D nrniin the Bankers' Convention L JJiu U
People Sing and Cheer as the
Officials Announce His
Accession to the Throne.
IS A SAILOR AND
FOB STRON G- NAVY
Is Not a Man of Style and
Has Plain Tastes Mar
ried Brother's Fiancee.
SEVEN COURTS NOW MOURN
RULERS BOUND BY BLOOD
"King Edward's death lias thrown
seven courts of Europe into mourn
ing: through ties of blood relation
ship. The departed monarch was:
Brotherinlaw of the czar's mother,
the dowager empress of RUSSIA.
The father of queen Maud of NOR
TTAT. The uncle of queen Margaret or
The brotherinlaw of the king of
The uncle of emperor "William of
The uncle of queen "Victoria of
The brotherinlaw-of kingr George
of GREECE, " --,-"
Losfloa, England, May O. It la offi
cially announced that the funeral of
Kisgr Edward Mill take place 3Iay 20.
london, Eng., May 9. With the time
honored ceremony of a brilliant and Im
pressive character, -George V was this
morning proclaimed "Xing of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
and the British dominions beyond the
seas, defender of the faith, emperor of
Sharp at he stroke of 9, four heralds
arrayed in medieval uniforms of scarlet,
heavily braided with gold, mounted the
balcony of the Friary court at St James
palace, where queen Victoria presented
herselfto the people upon opening her
memorable reign, and blew a fanfare
through their long silver trumpets.
tn the precincts of the palace were a
great mass of people. Members of the
royal household, ministers and theic
wives and high officials of state, all in
brilliant uniforms, were gathered around
the court. From the windows of Marl
borough House immediately opposite,
the duke of Cornwall, the young heir
to the throne, the younger prince and
princess Mary watched the ceremony.
The heralds having concluded their
duties, officer of the arms, chief of
whom is the duke of Norfolk, hereditary
earl marshal and chief butler of Eng
land, took their places on the balcony
forming a great heraldic company.
Sir Alfred Scott-Gatty, garter prlnsl
pal king of arms with the duke of Nor
folk and two officers bearing the staves
of office, stepped to the front of the
balcony and In a voice which could be
heard across the court and in the
streets adjoining, read, a proclamation
while the great crowd stood uncovered
in a drizzling rain.
Xew King Cheered.
The duke and Sir Alfred then called
for three cheers for the king and the
people responded with three deafening
hurrahs. The band of the Coldstream
Guards then struck up "God Save the
King." As the national anthem was
concluded, the battery in St. James
park belched forth the royal salut- and
the people in the square and streets at
the same moment took up the retrain,
"God Save the King."
This was probably the most impres
sive part of the ceremony, the fervent
singing of the crowds growing lin vol
ume as more and more singers joined
in while at minute Intervals the big
guns half drowned the chorus.
Xe King Greeted.
The duke of Norfolk and officers of
state continued in their positions until
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Moiexuraa, Chihuahua, Mex., May 9. A second large meteor, passing across
the heavens in a northerly direction, vras so bright It illuminated the land
scape and created consternation, among the natives. Several minutes
after it had passed Into tha Lhh Minns mountains, a tremendous noise vtns
heard, like an explosion, and some say the earth trembled. The supposi
tion I that tho meteor struck in the Las MInas range and must have been
very large. A searching party Is going to hunt for it. Several fragments of
a meteor have been found at different times In the Los Aradors. range, we.st of
Moetiira"Ja; some of them quite large. , I
The reception at the residence of Mrs. W. W. Turney on Tuesday even
ing is tendered the visiting women by the local committee and the wives of
the El Paso bankers will be the hostesses. No invitations have been sent
out in the city except through the press and The Herald is requested to ex
tend a cordial invitation to the women of the city to come and meet the
visiting women. An attractive musical program has been arranged- The
reception begins at 8:30.
The tea to tie visiting women on Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 5 at the
Country club is also for all visiting and El Paso women. Ho invitations
are being issued to this affair, but all the women of the city are expected
to meet at the Country club to help make the visitors feel at home. The
visiting women are requested to assemble in the parlors of the St. Regis
hotel at 2:45.
Tuesday evening the Mexican supper in Fraternal Brotherhood hall is
for visiting bankers and the El Paso bankers. While the visiting women
are at the reception at the Turney home, the visiting bankers will be en
tertained by the El Paso bankers at this smoker and Mexican supper.
The reception Monday evening at tie Elks' home is for all visiting
bankers and their families, and is given by the Elks and their families.
Tuesday afternoon, the local entertainment committee will tender an
automobile ride over the city to the visiting bankers and their families
and Thursday morning they will be given a car ride to the smelter and
cement plant, with a bull fight Thursday afternoon in Juarez.
Giant Stones Weighing Half a Ton Hurled for Quarter of
a Mile Buildings .Wrecked Four Miles from Scene.
Dead Bodies Hurled From Factory Onto
Baseball Diamond Many People
t-pttv - - Killed in Their Homes.
Ottawa, Ontario, May 9. Eight are
known to be dead and at least u0 in
jured, some very seriously, as a result
of an explosion Sunday nignt iour
miles from Ottawa when the magazine
of the General Explosive company, lo
cated across the Ottawa river on the
outskirts of the French city of Hull,
Fire broke out In a workshop of the
factory attracting to the neighbor
hood a thousand men and boys who had
been watching a ball game nearby.
Warnings were disregarded and the
crowd stayed until two terrific explo
sions filled the air with a mass of
stone which had formed the walls of
the factory, two feet thick. The crowd
was mowed down as by a fire of artil
lery. One man standing in front of his
cottage .a quarter of a mile away, was
killed and mangled by the debris.
Two deaf and and dumb sisters were
killed at their supper table, while their
parents were uninjured by a half ton
boulder which had been hurled-nearly
half a mile. Plate glass windows five
miles away were fractured.
Tho TipnrJs of ail statues in the
mrrh of the Holy Redeemer were
shaken off while the bodies remained
Following the explosion a baseball
field, where a game was in progress
nearby, resembled a battlefield. Head
less, armless and legless bodies were
lying, about among the score of un
RIdeau hall, the official home of earl
Grey and the buildings on parliament
hill, caught the full force of the ex
plosion, being two miles nearer the
powder plant than is the main section
of the city.
Every window on one side of Rideau
hall was blown out and two great
stone chimneys toppled over on the
roof of the building. The parliament
buildings were also badly damaged.
At Rideau hall, occupied by earl Grey
and his family, the whole vice regal
establishment fled panic stricken to
the street. They were soon assured that
there was no further danger.
Bie Stones Hurled Long Ways.
The buildings in which the main ex
plosion occurred were built of solid
stone, the walls being two leet inicK.
Fragments of stone weighing to a half
ton, were shot through the air for a
quarter of a mile, shattering the frame
dwellings of workingmen which run
to within an eighth of a mile of the
In a home just north of the works
two sisters were killed while sitting
at the supper table.
John Blanchfleld was sitting with his
wife lu the dor of his home when a
fragment of rock killed him but left
Boy Is Decapitated.
The head of a boy was cut clean from
Louis McCann, a laborer, was crush-
ed by a falling fragment. He was
started for an Ottawa hospital in an
automobile, but when it was seen that
he was dying, the car stopped in front
of the Roman Catholic cathedraL There
!tanaing on tne steps a priest aamin-
Istered the last sacraments a few
minutes before McCann died.
The electric lights were disabled
and the city of Hull left in dark-
ness. This added to the confusion and
the difficulty of locating the victims.
In tli Dancer Zone
The Ottawa hospitals Jare crowded
with injured and it is almost certain
that 'some of those are so badly hurt
that' the fatalities may grow.
Country In Waste.
The force of the explosion was ter
rific. The countrj' for miles around
was laid waste and many small dwell
ings in the city of Hull, on the side
nearest the scene of the explosion, were
flattened to the grounci. i
A baseball janif was in progress a
short distance from the powder works
about 6 p. m. The teams were playing
the last inning and when a fire was
seen in one of the small buildings of
the powder plant the crowd began to
swarm up the hill to get a better view
of the blaze. Warning of the danger
came to the onlookers in two minor
explosions soon after the fire got well
under way. A shower of sparks and
fragments of the wrecked building
fell among the spectators and there
was a scurrying out of what was con
sidered the danger zone.
Some men in the crowd, aware of the
possibilities of the danger when the
main magazine was reached, pleaded
with the crowd to go still further back,
and many of them heeded the warn
ing. Others apparently enjoying the
element ,of danger in the spectacle,
stood within 1000 yards of the burn
ing building. They were kept on the
qui vive by detonations that sent
showers of burning brands in all
The baseball game broke up and
the rest of the spectators and the play
ers rushed up to join the crowd at the
It was then that the magazine ex
ploded. There were two stunning de
tonations. Everything within a radius
of a mile and a half was torn and shat
tered. Giant tres were snapped off
close to the earth, barns and dwelling
houses were converted into kindling
wood and even in Ottawa, four miles
from the scene hundreds of plate glass
windows were broken.
The silence that followed the final
death dealing blast was more terrifying
than the cries and moans which came
with a return to consciousness of the
The first call for aid from the hospi
tals and the police came from the sec
tion of the city nearest the magazines
There it was found that fullv 40 small
frame dwellings had been shattered and
that many Injured people were Impris
oned in the wreckage.
KILLS HIS BROTHER
Gila, Ariz., May 9. While at
tempting to shoot a rattlesnake,
George Myers, aged 12, accident
ally discharged the gun, the bul
let piercing the back and in
stantly killing his brother, Carl,
aged 8. Frank Myers, the father,
is a mining man who recently
moved here from Boston.
Special Trains Bring Guests
to the City for the Week's
Bands and bunting greeted the bank
ers of Texas upon their arrival on
board the bankers' specials Monday
afternoon from all parts of the state.
Bankers' week in El Paso opened
with between 500 and 600 Texas bank
ers as the guests of the city. Wel
comed b3- a reception committee which
included every banker and bank em
ploye of the El Paso banks, the dis
tinguished visitors were escorted to the
chamber of commerce by Concha's Mex
The chamber of commerce which is
to be the official headquarters for the
state convention of the Texas Bankers'
association, has been decorated with
flags and arranged for the registration
of all visiting bankers. A registration
committee is in charge of the work of
assigning the visitors to their rooms
and seeing that they are comfortably
located for the three days which are to
make up their stay In El Pao.
The official badge of the convention
is the famous "El Paso hat," made of
hair, to which is attached ribbons bear
ing the dates and name of the conven
tion. These were distributed to the
bankers as soon as they registered at
headquarters and this bade will be an
open sesame to everything In El Paso
while the convention is in progress.
In addition to these souvenir badges,
the bankers are given miniature check
books containing coupon checks for
each of the functions which are to make
up tlie bankers' week and also a card
of identification in the front, which
Introduces the bearer to the sheriff
and chief of police and states that the
b.earer is entitled to no consideration.
"Arrest him pn all occasions," Is the
parting injunction of the committee on
the identification card.
The courtesies of the Toltec, Country
and Elks' clubs are tendered in the
form of the little checks which are all
i bound in the form of a -check book
""flt? the AVOcds' "Texas Bankers Asso-
f '""'"' " " iiwut.
J A number of the business houses
i downtown are decorated in honor of the
bankers' convention and the business
meu have constituted themselves as
J committees to assist in entertaining the
: visitors while they are In El Paso. The
I Iormai opening or tne convention of the
Texas Bankers' association begins
Tuesday morning at 10 oclock in the
chamber of commerce.
The business sessions open Tuesday
at the chamber of commerce at 10
The program follows:
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, judere J.
Response. H. R. Eldrldge. vice presi
dent of the First National bank, Hous
ton. President's message. O. E. Dunlap.
president of the Citizens' National bank,
Report of secretary J. W. Hoopes,
vice president of the Austin National
Report of treasurer T. W. Slack,
cashier of the First National bank, Fort
Report of detective W. A. Boyd, Cle
burne. Five minute reports by district chair
men. Adjournment for lunch.
Address: "Our National Vice." J. T.
Talbert, vie? 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.
Th' only, time some folks look pleas
ant Is in photergraf gallery. Pinky
Kerr has ajnew pair o' $2 patent leathers
an' he had f break a couple o'- eggs
in 'em befdre he could git 'em on.
Is Also In Costa Rica and Adds Further To the Terror Of
the People In the Stricken Country Gret Crevices
Left In the Earth Over a Hundred Shocks Felt.
IsTew Orleans, La., May 9. Thirteen hundred met instant deatfc, over a thousand
were injurecPand a property loss of over $11,000,000 as a result of the total destruc-
tion of Paralso, in another earthquake, according to a special cablegram from San
Jose, Costa Eica, received liore this morning.
Paralso, which has 4000 inhabitants is the second important city of Costa Eica.
One hundred and eighty distinct shocks were felt in Costa Eica in the last 72
hours. The people are terrorized and are fleeing. in all directions and the successive
quakes, causing the eirtli o separate and leave great chasms, created , scenes which!
were almost beyond description. u
The loss of life will likely be greater when the news is received from outlying tiis
triqts in the vicinity of Panilso.
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King and Future King
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BURGrLAR KILLED AS
HE ENTERS A STORE
Papers on Person Sl:ow "ffini
to Have Been Mexican
McAlester, Okla., May 9. Awakening
In his store at 2 oclock this morning, .
J. M. Latham discovered a burglar just '
gaining an entrance to the place. He j
fired his shotgun, 15 buckshot enter-,
ing the intruder's chest. The robber rau I
20 steps and fell dead. J
There were two burglars. The second i
returned the fire, shooting once, and
narrowly missing the merchant.
Papers on the dead man Indicate that
he is George Miller, a fireman on the
Mexican Central railroad. Nitro-glycer-Ine
and steel saws were found on his
OFF TO SEE KAISER
Stockholm, Sweden, May 9 Mr.
Roosevelt left tnis morning for
Berlin, his voice huky, gjving
evidence of a slight attack of
bronchitis, but he was feeling
well and in talking mood and
considered himself altogether
equal to his visit to Germany and
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TEXAS BANKER ENDS
LIFE: IN ILL HEALTH.
Hrfsboro, Tex., May 9. .
Despondent over 111 health,
Dowd Sa-wyer. assistant cashier
of the CitzenC Natipnal bank,
shot himself through the heart
at 4 oclock this mdrnlng. He
was about 30 years xjf age. sin
gle and a member of the Elks.
ARGUING MURDER C VSE
BEFORE TEXAS JURY
"Weathcrford. Tex. May 9. A large
number of witnesses are being examin
ed here today in the case of Stokes I
Clark, of Fort Worth, charged with kill-
ing ranger While here over a year ago. t
The case wlfci naraiy go to tne jury
FORT APACHE, MAY
Globe, Ariz., May 9. Gen. Earl
r. Thoma, commander of the
department of Colorado at Globe"
last night said unless the Scuth-
ern Pacific built the Durango-
v. Globe railroad, he would recom- J
mend the abandonment of Fort
Apache, now the most isolated t
post in the country. It is 63
miles to the nearest railroad. He
left for Apache this morning.
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X-othinjr u too good for the readers cf The Herald,
alwavs striving to set the bet for The Herald family.
the addition of "Abe Martin" to the staff. Abe makes his bow to The Herald
family today and will no doubt entertain them, as happily as he has enter
tained millions of other readers. Heretofore Abe has confined his fun ex
clusively to one paper the Indianapolis News 'but now ihe is going to let
others have the benefit of -his hnmcr and has selected The Herald to spread
his smiles throughout the southwest.
Here are scene of the things famoua men have said about Abe and Kin
Hubbard, the man who makes Abe talk:
"You have created a human char
acter distinct and uniformly inter
esting because of Abe's human
Publisher, the Indianapolis News.
"I read your Abe Martin Almanac
through at the first sitting, and now
I am getting ready to go through it
again. I think it is a corker."
Crack American Smile Producer.
"You have real humor. I dont
know of anyone who is writing that
has more spontaneous fun thnn you."
William Allen White,
Author of "A Certain Rich Man."
Construction Is Ordered A
New Home for Col. Sharpe
in Short Time'.
OF ITS OFFICERS
Fort Bliss, Texas, 3fay 9. Fort Blisa
will have an ice manufacturing- plant
cf its own before the end of the year.
This -Is another indication of the ulti
mate intention of the war department
tomake it a larger post. Col. Alfred C.
Sharpe, commaading the regiment and
post, has been officially advised by tha
quartermaster general that trie erection
t of an ice plant for the post has been de-
cided upon an plans are how being
drawn! It is supposed that the work
will start before the summer is over,
but the plant will hardly be in opera
tion :,fore fall and winter.
Nott Q,aarter fer Galea el.
Besides this, work will start in a very
few days, probably before the lat cf
June, on the erection ef new quarters
for the commanding officer of th& at,t.
Bids were called for on this struature
some time ago, and they have been re
ceived and sent In to the quartermaster
general, where awards will soon be
made. It Is expected that work will
be under way Inside of 2 days, and It
Is hoped to have the quarters complet
ed by the 1st of October. Col. Sharp
will occupy them as the ranking offi
cer of the post. Mrs. Sharpe ha Just
joined the colonel here, accompanied
by her mother, Mrs. E. T. BJchardsoH.
Enlarging Target R&ajrew
The matter of enlarging tie targeC
range, which looks further like It -was
the intention of the department to la
crease the post, will be decided, shortly.
It is understood that the board which
considered the matter hes reported to
trie department at Washington on its
findings, but the result Is not made pub
He, and it will not be made public un
til the quartermaster geaeral acts upon
Altogether, the outlook fora" gret -Fort
Bliss is splendid.
Many Offlcern Away.
Just who will succeed Capt. Drum
(Continued on Page Six.)
The management Is
The latest treat is
T wish there were a court philoso
pher. You should have the job, sub
ject to the approval of the Commer
Governor of Indiana.
''! think Kin Hubbard in his Abe
Martin has created a great type as
well as a brand-new field of amuse
'ment John T. McCtrtcheon,
Cartoonist, Chicago Tribune.
"Wath your Abe Martin you go
right in on the top shelf with Mr.
Ade and John McCutcheon on either
side of you."
Mrs. Booth Tarkington.