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EI Paso, Texas,
All the News
Herald Prints It First
May 12, 1910 --- 12 Pages
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Citv's Guests Are Taken in
at Height of Their Fun
and Given a Scare.
PUT UP THE JOB
Annual Banquet of White
Way Society Marked by
Absence of Speaking.
It was a national convention of John
Does and Richard Roes that El Paso has
been entertaining- this week Instead of
the Texas Bank
ers' association, to
judge from the
blotter at the city
police sit at ion-
There are Roes
and Does to the
number of 50 en
tered on the big
booic at, the vil
lage iockup and
after each name
is a notation made
by the night chief
that five, good, in
terest bearing dol
lars had been de
posited as cash
oail for the own
ers of the names.
It all happened at
day night. The
white "Way Southern society, the most
unique among unique organizations,
was holding Its annual banquet. Seated
around the tables were 50 of the lead
ing bankers of the state and country
who were here for the doings. Mme.
Something or Other was just getting j
rid or the "seventh: TSTa. series of seven
veils in the Salome dance which broke
Oscar Hammersteln, when the police
patrol bell clanged, the main entrance
suddenly burst open and two stalwart
policemen from the night force ap
peared in the banquet room while two
more guarded the rear entrance to pre
vent any weak kneed brothers from es
caping by way of the kitchen Toute.
CMef Jenkins led the raid and pa
trolmen Keplinger, Staggs, Henderson
and Miller made the arrests. The po
lice department of El Paso is no re
spector of titles or personages when
duty calls. State bankers and national
bank examiners, presidents of banks
and assistant cashiers were loaded into
the police patrol and transferred from
the restaurant to the police station.
Everybody Under BoHd.
There they were required to put up a
cash bond of $5 for their appearance in
police court Thursday. The $5 was
forthcoming, but as yet no one has ap
peared in the municipal court to stand
trial on the charge of disturbing the
peace and dignity of the- common
wealth of Texas. Anyhow nobody
knows today what name he gave the
police last night, hence -nobody is ex
pected to show up.
Of course it was all a stall and pulled
off for the fun of the thing arranged
by Wyatt, Cooley, Wingo, et al but
the bankers did not know this and the
different kinds of .protests offered the
chief of police against arresting such a
body of bankers would make Snterest
The 55 collected from each of the
bankers by the police was later turned
into the coffers of the society, used to
defray the expenses of the good time for
which the society was organized and
which was forthcoming In large and
assorted packages at the annual ban
quet "Wednesday night.
The banquet of the White "Way so
ciety was held at the Zeiger after the
ND1CTE0 FOR GAMING
City 'Marshal and Two Deputies, a Deputy Sheriff and
the Son of an Alderman Are Among Those Indicted
at Globe, Arizona Member of the Grand
Jury Is Also Among the Indicted.
Charge Openly Made That
Diamond A Ranch Co. Is
Back of Dam Fight.
Globe, Arise., 3Iay 12. The grand jury of Gila county, after Investigating
the charges that open gambling nan been allowed in Globe, has returned 27 In
dictments, four of which were directed against officers, including 'R. 31. An
derson, city marshal; his brother, "Wirt A. Anderson, n deputy marshal; Robert
J. Edwards, another deputy and James Swearingen, a deputy sheriff. AH are
charged with omission of official duty, a misdemeanor. Upon arraignment bail
was fixed at 1000 each.
A ninjority of the other indicted were saloonkeepers, including A. II.
Sterns, George It. Brown, Ed Knight and also J. H. Fitzpatrick, of Miami.
One of the indicted men, James House, Is a son of aldermen Wint House, a
member of the grand jury, and Brown, one of the indicted men, was a mem
ber of the grand jury. Several of the men indicted loft before they were ap
prehended on bench warrants.
Indictments were found against CI arence Knight, James Stivers, L. F.
Peters, William Owens, James Goad and Tom Cole.
Xone of the lntter defendants have been arrested.
The grand jury also returned a second indictment against John II. Bavis,
a former deputy sheriff, for assault with a deadly weapon.
TO CARRY; VOTE LIGHT
DAM NOT SO STRONG
pull the chestnuts of the "Diamond A"
land owners out of the fire. Opposite'"!
to the program of denouncing the dam
Is growing today.
"W. M. Reed, engineer of the reclama
tion service, and territorial engineer
Vernon SulHIvan will be heard this aft
ernoon, following which, action will be
The afternoon session "Wednesday was
featured by speeches from A. B. Me- I
Millen, Mark B. Thompson of Las Cru- j
ces, attorney general Frank "W. Clancy j
and Robert L. Cooper, of Santa Fe. All j
spoke against the action of the In-
terior department in appropriating all I
the heretofore unappropriated waters
of the Rio Grande for the Engle pro-
i iect with the exception of Mr. Thomp-
. J son, who made a strong- speech setting j
i forth he views of the lower valley. j
Municipal ownership will undoubtedly carry, though the vote will be small, Ir- MeMiJIen in his address urged the J
very little Interest being taken In the water election, j necessity of the northern erij of the I
t territory protesting against the dam. i
At the city hall at noon only 2, votes had been cast aud the greater ma- j Mr. ciacy did not commit himself as to
jority of these wai for the purchase of the plant. a legal opinion about the right of the
Albuquerque, N. M., Slay 12. After
much wrangling, approaching- vilifica
tion and almost precipitating personal
encounters, the meeting on the aam
this morning changed color from a mass
meeting- to a convention, at which dele
gates were named. ,
There was a he'ated discussion as to
whether Dona Ana county should be al
lowed delegates. Finally it was decided
to seat N. C. Frenger, M. B. Thompson,
L. Clapp, W. A. Sutherland and Nicholas
D. J- Rankin openly denounced A. B.
McMillen in caucus, charging that he
mines, as to the utility of this novel
feature of marine architecture within
the next 18 months, by which time the
Florida should be In commission.
The ship is the first of any real im
portance to be constructed in a gov
ernment navy yard for a number, of
years and naturally her performance
will be watched with keen interest by
New Tork, May 12. The biggest ship
In the American navy slid off the waves
today at the New York navy yard, when
j the battleship Florida dropped into the
water. i,ater, wnen tne rsansas anu
the "Wyoming, now under construction,
are afloat they will exceed the Florida
in size by 3000 tons, a difference suf
ficient to make a pretty good little liner
in itself. The Florida herself Is by no
means finished, for as she went off the
waves today she was only about 60 per-
j cent advanced towards completion,
which means that she was not much
more than a vast empty hull and still . Building companv and the Delaware,
awaits all of the thousand boilers and ' constructed at Newport News with the
main and secondary engines and ar- Florida and Utah will make what is
wanted the people of Albuquerque to j n'or and equipment that go to make described as a unit in naval parlance,
Greatest Ship Afloat. cally of the same type and may be ex-
Probably there is not a battleship pected to operate together in naval war
afloat that could tackle the Florida on ' fare. The North Dakota and the Dela
even terms, when her commander's flag ware are nearly 2000 tons smaller than
flies from the ungraceful, but formid- the other two vessels, though the arma
able. skeleton masts which will be ment is practically the same and the
placed upon her, that is provided the j , ,
naval designers do not change their (Continued on Page -Two.)
Theodore Roosevelt Says
There Are Signs of Much
Thait; Bodes HI.
SPEAKS TO THE
Sounds Note of Warning of
Danger to Civilization.
Kaiser Present. '
the private shipbuilders, who are now . A A , A . . .
building her sister ship, the Utah, in ! v ? ' V vJr
Camden, N. J,
Great Group of Fighters.
As a matter of fact the North Da
kota built by the Fore River Ship
PLEADS FOB LIFE
FOR DOCTOR HYDE
Kansas Cits. Mo., May 12. Jurors
The "ring,'" usually o active In all election, has apparently taken no In- I uPPer valley to gei waters from the wePt today when attorney Frank P.
. ., --.- , ... -, . --, . -.-."- ," rivc nut bistre. cyInferred that this' -,,,.,.-- ,, ,, .. . ,
terest In the municipal ownership proposition, though many of Its chiefs are i rJ,M r,r.- k ,..,, ., ,., ,. I Walsh delivered his addressn behall.
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said to favor the propocition. There is little evidence of any attempt to get J rangement. Mr. Cooper's address was of Dr. B. C. Hyde, on trial charged with
any interest dur- one liberally supplied with figures on
out a strong vote and none of the active workers ivere takin:
. J the acreage, seepage and other Doints
ing the morning. , ft issu& He tQok fl decIdeJ 'stzlnd
Three districts were without Judges and the polls were not opened until ( against the course of the Interior de
ll oclock, policemen having been sent to the Mesa, Sunset and Vilas schools
to take charge of the polls until the arrival of cltzens to oversee the casting
of ballots. The judges didn't like the Job and didn't report for duty.
Small Ontside Attendance.
The meeting was held in the Com
mercial club rooms and one of the larg-
At 11 oclock, mayor Robinson adjourned the city council In order that he J est gatherings of like nature ever held
the murder of Col. Thomas Swope.
Mr. Walsh devoted (much time to de
nouncing the state for intimatincr that
AFrq TJvAf li.! n-n tlt Tritnocc ct-anrl in I
order to save her husband's life. This
statement, he said, practically painted
the defendant's wife as an accomplice
of her husband in the crimes the state
avers he committed
SECTION OUNO IS
FINED FIR WIR 10
ON ROAD SUNDAY
Denison, Tex., Slay 12. On the charge
of working on Sunday the entire con
strivVu igansoZrtheriJttissouri, Okla
homa & Gulf railroad was arrested by
the authorities of Oklahoma, entered
pleas of guilty and each was fined $1
and costs today. The men labored "on
the rlghtofway north of here across the
Red River, last Sunday, rushing to get
the line completed to Denison.
ROOSEVELT TO TAI.K
POIiITICS JTJXB 23 2
Cincinnati, O.. May 12. Ac-
cording to a letter from John.
Hays Hammond, president of the
National League of Hepubllcan
clubs. Col. Roosevelt will make $
his first politcal speech since he
l left the white house, on June 22,
at the biennial meeting of clubs &
at New Yorlt Cly. .
t t ! & ! 2"J . 2
ight visit the mrlon. polling places and see that all citizens ere afforded SHhTpreselft moTwere fom'the j '"Smbe TtteSwope family and ! ENGAGED BEFOEE
an opportunity to cast their ballots
sra in srSTTJ p Hfifanr Binrilft 8 nnT
1 unn HI OLni ILL S nuuLllDLSIy LUtl I
CContlnued on Page 'Two.)
Seattle, Wash., May 12. Three high
waymen held up a car on the South
Park line of the Seattle Electric com
pany i hortly after 1 oclock this morn
ing and escaped with money and other
valuables estimated at between $1500
Twenty passengers were on the car.
The bandits boarded it just after it left
the business section of the city and
remained quietly in tbeir seats until the
car stopped at the Spokane avenue
Then suddenly drawing revolvers,
they lined up the passengers, conductor
and motorman, and one man took the
valuables as one by one the passengers
Fun That is"
Always Bubbling and Blight
Abe Martin, 43ie latest addition to The Herald family, has a special
mission in ife to make 'his readers smile and have light hearts. Abe will
commune with The Herald family every day.
Persons who have tried all known patent medicines without relief will
do well to try Afce Martin's dandelion and sassafras cocktails before turn
ing their faces to tie wall. Abe is now an established institution, and no
supper-table is complete without Mm. He is Piato on a cracker barrel; or
radiant Focratcs after Xantippe's departure to visit 5ier own folks in Te
A cartoon and two sentences are sufficient for Mr. Hubbard's purposes,
and few have shown the same genius for mirth-provoking epigraim. Abe's
friends are as classic as Abe's whiskers, and those of us who have stayed
all night at the "grand hotel" of some budding town that hopes to ha.ve a
street fair and ten-wagon circus next year delectable and permanent
hope! know that constable Xwt Plum, Tap ton Bud, Xiles Turner, Pinky
Kerr, Tilford Moots, the Misses Fawn Lippincut and T&wney Apple are
veritable figures snatched bodily from bhe rural landscape.
Here's wihat the big papers say about Abe and his author:
Abe Martin is a rural Solomon, sparkling like cider. Pittsburg Times.
The ruraJ humorist has, had no exemplar eojual to Kin Hubbard since
Josh Billings flourished. Kansas City Star.
Abe Martin is just the kind of humorist Lincoln would have adored.
He is tliat compound of the philosopher and wag that appealed so directly
to the Great Commoner. Cleveland Leader.
"It appears that Kin Hubbard, for some time, and without the rest of
the country being let in on it, -has been amusing the readers of the Indiana
polis News with paragraphs of a peculiar racy cross-roads philosophy.
'Abe Martin' is the crea-tor of these sayings, and no very intimate ac
quaintance with rural America is needed to see the humor of them." Life.
St. Louis, Mo., May 12. Two women
passengers were drowned and 11 other
persons are massing and are known to
be dead in the Mississippi river as a
result of the packet, City of Saltillo
striking a rock last night and founder
ing in reach of tile shore at Glen Park,
; 24 miles south of St. Louis.
The known dead are: Miss Ann
Rhea, of Nashville, Tenn., and Mrs. Isaac
T. Khea, of Nashville.
The boat left St. Louis last night
with 27 passengers, a crew of 30 and a
heavy cargo. The river was high and
filled with driftwood by the annual
spring rise. Near Glen Park they en
countered a shoreward draw, and in
spite of frantic efforts of the pilots and
englners, the boat turned completelv
around and swung onto a hidden rock
and soon sank in 20 feet of water.
The collision and the sinking were so
sudden that the Dassengers had no
time to get life preservers. The dead
women were the wife and daughter of
Isaac T. Rhen, president of the St. Louis
and Tennessee River Packet company,
owners of the boat.
The only body recovered was that of
Mrs. Rhea. The river is being dragged. '
valley In the vicinity of Albuquerque
about 15 persons being here for the
dent 3. Spitz of the club shortly be
fore 3 oclock Exgovernor Bradford
Prince, of Santa Fe, was then elected
(Continued on Page 3).
others, he charged, had twisted their
testimony to suit the needs of the prose-
WAR; WEDDED TODAY
tside of Bernalillo. The cut?- The whole case in fact, he said. Stamford, Conn Mav r0
called to order by prel- U?. afff-Upon susP"ns' rumors anL . . ' .!,, '' JL
mance, a typical old fashioned New
England romance of half a century's
f duration, culminated today in the mar
I riage of Miss Emily Brown, a Stamford
J school teacher, to Norman Provost.
The courtship began before the civil
j war. The two were sweethearts when
of the rebuttal testimonv was tne ar broke out and Mr. Provost en-
Food fer thought is th' only cheap
thing on th' market. Pinky Kerr is
writin' some caliope music an' th' notes
er as big as croquet balls.
As ."or Dr. Hyde. Mr. Walsh insisted
that he had never wronged any man.
" Di. you want to take the -filthy sug
gestion that it was a pleasure to this
man to see Col. Swope die that he might
get his dirty money?" asked Mr. Walsh.
completed, the court's instructions "sted in the union army. They have
were delivered to the jury and one been engaged ever since, but have post
of the state's closing arguments was Pne the marriage from time to time
delivered in the murder trial yesterday. for vrious reasons.
Judge Latshaw's instructions rn thp '
jury are that the accused phvsician j
must be found guilty of first degree J
murder, which is punishable by death
or life imprisonment, or must be ac
quitted. All Evidence is Admitted.
None of the testimony admitted in
the trial was withdrawn by the court
from the jury. All the issues collateral
with the alleged killing of Col. Swope
wer admitted with this explanation:
"The evidence introduced as to other
transactions, if any. Is submitted to
your consideration for the sole purpose
of throwing light (if they have that i
effect) upon the intent and motive of i
the defendant (if any) in the transac
tion for which he is now on trial, and
for no other purpose."
. Assistant prosecutor Henry L Jost I
opened the argument for the state, j
taiKing ior two nours. Ten hours are
given to each set of attorneys in which
to' make their address.
The main part of Mr. .Tost's address
was confinedto the illness and death
of Col. Swope.
Lr. Hyde's alleged crimes were com
mitted, said Jost, for the purpose of get
ting money. The attorney pointed out
how the death of Col. Swope would bdi
efit Mrs. Hyde to the extent of about
Berlin, Germany, May 12. Theodora
Roosevelt delivered a lecture here today
on "The "World Movement at the Uni
versity of Berlin and received irom th
university the honorary degree of doc
tor of philosophy. Emperor William
was present. It was the first time the
emperor had graced a conferment with,
his presence and the courtesy is signi
ficant in view of the fact that the Ger
man court is in mourning for king Ed
ward. Mr. Roosevelt appeared rugged
and in the pink of physical condition.
Hi voice was nusky at first but soon
gained in clearness and power. "Today
I am in the Berlin university," began
the speaker. "Yesterday I was In the
iopen aL university of the German army
and sat at tne feet or tne great master
of that university.
"The play of the new forces is as
evident in the moral and spiritual
world as in the world' of the mind
and body. Forces for good and forces
for evil are everywhere evident, each
acting with a hundred or a thousand
fold the intensity with which it acted
in former ages. Over the whole earth,
the swing of the pendulum grows more
and more rapid, the mainspring coils
and spreads at a rate constantly quick
ening, the whole world movement is of
constantly accelerating velocity.
Machinery Hisfely Geared.
"In this movement there are signs
of much that bodes 111. The machinery
is so highly geared, the tension and
strain are so great, the effort and the
output have alike so Increased, that
there is cause to dread the ruin that
would come from any great accident,
from any breakdown, and also the ruin,
that may come from the mere wearing
out of the machine itself. The only
previous civilization with, which our
(Continued on Page Three.)
INDIANS MAKE READY
FOR END OF WORLD
Globe. Ariz.. May 12. The Apache Indians on the Saa Carlos reservatiaa
arc prtpnrinsr for the end of the world, which their medldBo naea -predict vrlll
occur 'on May IS, the date on which Hnlley's comet will be closest to ke earth.
They ore planning to so to the happy hnnting grounds with oleaa Tbealea ui
full stomachs, and are preparing by talcing sweat baths, la tepees heate frith,
hot stones, and jack, rabbit feasts.
At Rice. 20 miles south of here, there are two mediciae mea who hold ex
posing views regarding the comina: of the mlUenluxa, but all are preyarlajc fer
(Continued on Page 2)
History and Habits Are Strange Repeaters
I In Which a Juarez Prisoner Is hc Exoonent
T. G. Turner
Many years ago, back in southern Eu
rope, runs a story .told by an immortal
French writer, was a wandering show
man who sought to kill his wife who
with him shared In moneymaklng. It
was the woman's work to stand against
a board while the man threw knives
about her until, when she stepped be
fore the crowd of onlookers, outline of
her body was left traced in quivering
shafts of steel.
Jealous of a lover, the knife thrower
decided in his subtile, Latin way, to
make an end of his wife, and in a man
ner which could not bring blame. So
on the set occasion he throw his knives
with usual accuracy until arriving at
the side ne"st the woman's heart. Then
with great care he threw he Intended
But the blade sped to its accustomed
position despite the effort of the trained
hand to pierce the heart of the unex
pectlng victim. And the next knife,
thiown with the same intent of wrong,
quivered in the board next the unin
jured flesh, and the third, and so on
jntil the outline wa cjni:,:. .. and the
woman stepped out u.iinjuroJ.
Although the author di-i u-jt ixtIain,
thinking it unnecessary, no doubt, his
story goes to show, if It shows anything,
the power of habit. This knife thrower
had so long nourished an attitude of
protection for his model that despite
desire of vengence, his hand would not
swerve against the training- of yeors.
Now the antithesis of this forceful il
lustration of habit's power-xnay be found
In a more modern story, n example
found here at the door to Mexico, In
pictorial Ciudad Juarez, -in his illus
tration the power of habit i3 shown In
A REAL (tWILD WEST9
HOLDUP IN ARIZONA
Phoenix, Ariz., 3Iay 12. Two bnndits without masks held up train No. IS
of the Arlzonn Eastern railroad a mile from this city last night, and after rob
bing the pnNHMigers, escaped to the desert, presumabily on the -way to Mexico.
Poixcs were started out with Indian trailers from the Sacaton reservation in
the hope of capturing the robbers before they cross the line.
Deputj sheriff Ralph Sturgis of Gila county whn in the smoking car with
attorney general Wright and another deputy sheriff when the robbers or
dered hands up.
One passenger was slow in delivering his valnables and was hit on the
head with a revolver.
After tnking about $lO0 from the pesengers of two coaches, the robbers
forced the hrakcnmn to stop the train at n point where their hor.ses were tied.
a more noble, holier sort of way, for it
denotes the good power of the habit of
work, not of knife throwing for reward
of a few soux.
It has been three years and two
months since a man was knifed to death
in a drunken brawl at Juarez. The
body was found lying face down In
the street, and the finger of circumstan
tial evidence pointed to Jesus Saenz, a
light haired, blue eyed Mexican of mid
dle age. The 'man was arrested and
jailed, and, after much delay, was sen
tenced in the cotyt of letters.
But, from "bornness or absence
of gultt, Jesus" Saenz never confessed.
He received his sentence humbly and
without complaint. Ho had no w:ife or
aged parent dependent fc-jon him. and It
appeared that he UttleMked where he
(Continued on PaWScven.)
As Del Rio Sees Us
Del Rio, Tex., Afey 11, 1910.
Editor EI Paso Herald:
Let me add my humble mite and express1 my feelings about The Herald.
It's a positive inspiration to read the paper. From a varied experience in
newspaper work, and a ibroarl comparison. I (know it to be one in the most
progressive and ideally edited dailies in tihe nation.
You are certain to score another bull's eye in getting Kin llnrbbard's
Abe Martin paragraphs. Your readers may not yet appreciate it, but
they will 'before the service has ibeen used very long.
With best wishes for your contimied success. I am, yours very truly,
Fred I. Meyers, Secrelnry Commercial Club.