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May 14, 1910 - - - 28 Pages
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Xew Orleans, Ln., May 14. A cablegram from San Jose, Costa Rica, gives news of the death of scores of persons
when the earthquake destroyed Santiago yesterday. Many more were Injured.
Government, municipal and public buildings, prisons, schools and churches were wrecked, the inhabitants fleeing,
terror-stricken to nearby rural districts, where they sought succor in rudely constructed places of refuge.
The doctors have all they can do attending to the injured In the partly crpoved temporary hospitals. A continu
ation of the shocks after the first quake created renewed panic, the people leaving the city In n stampede, leaving be
hind all possessions.
Many women and children are destitute without proper clothing and a famine prevails.
Further news from Cnrtago shows the whole family of justice Bocosergrain, of the Central American peace court, of
Guatemala, is dead. Bocasergrain hurried to the cene, saw the ruins of his home, became a raving .maniac and
died last night.
"Washington, D. C. May 14. Dele
gate Andrews took a delegation includ
ing T. B. Catron and H. B. Holt to the
white house, department of justice and
postoffice department on the statehood,
a judgeship, postal and other political
matters today. The delegation will see
the president again early next week.
The senate judiciary committee will
probably take final action on the case
of judge John R. McFie Monday and
on judge Abbot then or one week later.
Delegate Cameron is endeavoring to
secure land for Globe from -which to se
cure a water supply.
Cameron was at the white house to
day with J. Knox Corbett, postmaster
Xo private car exclusiveness, secretar
ies and secretaries to the secretaries
for Belvldere Brooks, general manager j
of the "Western Union Telegraph com
pany, the largest telegraph company in
Coming back to El Paso, the clty
where he worked as a messenger boy
as the operating head 'of the great, com
pany for whom he started into the tele
graph business, general manager
Brooks has been sitting along side of
the operators at the local office hob
nobbing with the messenger boys on the
messenger bench and visiting with his
Friday night the general manager,
assisted by Mrs. Brooks, entertained a
party of the company officials at a
Spanish dinner, which was .informal as
the broadgaged general manager him
self. The guest of honor was Mr.
Brooks's mother, Mrs. X. M- Brooks, who
makes her home with her son, J. W.
Brooks in El Paso. The others present
at the dinner were S. E. Leonard, super J
lntenuent of the company at Denver;
Xorjnan Ringer, manager of the El Paso
office; Mrs. Ringer, and little Miss Mar
garet; J. TV. Brooks, chief operator of
the El Paso office and Mrs. Brooks; J.
"W. Dudley, night chief operator; C. Vol
lertsen, wife and daughter. Miss Dor
othy; "W. X. Fashbaugh, traffic manager
of the entire system.
OOOD RAINS FALL
OVER TEXAS REG-ION
Fort "Worth. Tex., May 14. The north
ern and central Texas and the Pan
handle had a good rain tonight and
A steady fall continued all night till
near noon today in Fort "Worth.
Reports received from Matador, Padu
cah, Wellington, Memphis, Quanah,
Clarkson, Waxahachie, Lost Vallov, Ter
rell, Jacksboro, Wichita Falls, Amar
iilo and principally all of Oklahoma
say they had a good ram.
This is believed to Indicate that the
southwest will have the best crops
known In years.
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IN PITTSBURG CASESH
Pittsburg, Pa., May 14. Ten prominent men of Pittsburg, including bank
ers, physicians and former prominent politicians faced judge Rolit. S. Frascr
in the criminal court today to receive sentences on various charges of bribery
and conspiracy in connection with councilmanic corruption.
Of the ten all except one have pleaded no defense to the indictments alleg
ing giving and receiving bribes.
A. A. Vilsack, former cashier of the German National bank, was the
first one sentenced. Judge Fra.ser Imposed a sentence of eight months in the
county jail and a fine of 55000.
HYDE JURY SEVEN
FOR CONVICTION NOW
Kansas City, 3Io., 3Tay 14. For three hours, from 0 to 32, today the jury
that is trying Dr. B. C. Hyde on the charge of murdering Col. Swope balloted
vrlthont result in an effort to reach an agreement.
According to reports from the jury room the voting this morning showed
a decided change from last night.
At noon it was said on good authority that lite last vote stood seven to
five for conviction.
Prosecutor fTonkling has given up all hope of the jury reaching an agree
ment. Judge XaShaw announces that If necessary he would hold the jury until
KKI AS be m bb T
Emperor Sends Handsome
Gift to Mrs. Roosevelt.
'May Strike a. Medal.
PAPERS SUGGEST IT
FOE ME. EOOSEVELT
Berlin, Germany, May 14. Today Em
peror Wilhelm sent Mrs. Roosevelt a
vase from the royal porcelain works.
The vase is three feet in height and
bears on one side a portrait of his ma
jesty. Amid the quiet surroundings of the
Roosevelt library at the University of
Berlin, Col. Roosevelt this morning
again tackled his correspondence, which
has outrun him from the moment he
emerged from the African jungle. Later
he had a chat with Prof. C. G. Schil
leng and Paul Xledieck, two of Ger
many's best known hunters of African
big game. Mr. Roosevelt concluded the
afternoon with a visit to the zoologi
One of the newspapers suggests that
a medal be struck in commemoration I
of Mr. Roosevelt's visit to Berlin.
ROOSEVELT TO BE
HONORED IN LONDON
'King Assigns Two Aides,
One of Them a Lord, to
London, Eng., May 14. When Mr.
Roosevelt arrives in London Monday
morning, he will have dropped the role
of private citizen and so will be accord
ed the honors due a special American
ambassador to the funeral of king Ed
ward. King George today designated
two aides decamp to attend the ambas
sador during his stay in London. These
are Lord Dundonald and commander
Charles E. F. Cunningham Graham, both
distinguished in the service of the
STATURE PAKIXG STORY
CAUSED BY DEAD CALF
Two Policemen Detailed tt Rescue Sup
posed Human Body From Rio
Grande, Return Disgusted.
A rumor circulated about the city
Friday morning shortly after 11 oclock
waa to the effect that the body of a
man had been seen floating in the river
near the Hart's mill dam. Two police
men who were immediately sent there,
telephoned that the animal was a calf,
which had been in the river for so long
that the hair had fallen out of the
skin. which was washed white,, fend
which caused the belief that it was a
dead human body.
TEXAN ENDS HIS LIFE
ON RAILWAY TRAIN
Waco. Texas, May 14. A man be
lieved to be C. F. South, traveling from
San Antonio to Kansas City, killed him
self by drinking carbolic acid in a toilet
room on the first section of the Katy
Flyer, northbound, just after the train
left Temple this morning. He appeared
to be about 40. The body was brought
here pending an investigation by relatives.
TO IRRIGATE BIG
REA OF LAND IN
Tucson, Ariz., May
In gtion and Jmps
14. The Sunset
with a capital of $25,000 was organized
today by land owners of Santa Cruz
basin to reclaim 3000 acres.
The stockholders arc J. C. Wheat, M.
'"U'. Marks. William entz. Ed Bass, TV. N.
X. Rouse, II. E. Bechtold, P. L. Margrave
and I. O. Dugan.
The system is to be a gravity ditch
aided by pumps.
Texarkana, Tex., May 14. Deck Mc
Lane, a negro was lynched at Ashdown,
Ark., by a masked mob of 25 men in
the jail yard Friday night. He was
being conveyed from the station to the
jail by officers when the mob, which
was in waiting, closed In on the party.
Deputy sheriff Read, in attempting to
resist the efforts of the mob was se
riously wounded. McLane stabbed Er
nest Hale, white, fn April. Yesterday
he was taken to Ashdown when the
lynching occurred. Hale Is still alive
in a hospital here.
THE COMMITTEE ON
D. M. Payne has announced the names
of the business men who have been ap
pointed on the committee to Investi
gate the fire insurance rating under the
new law, and devise ways and means of
having the new rates for El Paso re
duced. The committee is composed of
H. D. Slater, chairman; A. Schwartz,
TV. F. Payne. W. 5. Clayton, J. U. Swee
ney, W. E. Anderson, G. F. Hawks, Ben
.Aiicneison ana n. is. Stevens.
women" granted right to
VOTE, BUT WON'T TAKE IT.
Norwegian Parliament Say They Must I
Be -t Years Old; of Course None i
Will Admit This Age.
Christiana, Norway, May 14. By a j
great majority, the Odelstiug has voted .
to grant universal municipal suffrage
to women over 25 years of age.
FIRE CAUSES $20,000 LOSS
TO GROVETON MERCHANTS
Groveton, Tex.. May 14. Fire at mid
night, starting In Barker's barber shop,
caused loss and damage estimated at
$20,000. The principal losers are the
owners of the Baker building and fix
tures. $1S00; Mendell bakerv, S500:
Friedman company, building and stock
$12,000; Smith racket store, $1500; Ave- '
ry building and Smith jewelry, SI 500;
First National bank building; $1000.
There are several smaller losses, more
than $500 each. The losses are partly
NEW ALBUQUERQUE MILITIA
OFFICER BANK FOR NARAVISA.
Santa Fe, N. M., May 14. Governor
Mills has appointed Charles J. Phelan,
of Albuquerque, a second lieutenant in
the National guard.
Secretary of the Interior Ballinger has
notified land commissioner N. P. Er
vien that he has approved 3852 acres
of lieu land selections In different parts
of the territory.
Incorporation papers were filed to
day by the Farmers' and Merchants'
Trust company of Narai'isa, Quav coun
ty, with capitalization of $15,000.
ACQUITTED AT TUCSON.
Tucson, Ariz., MayJ.4. George
W. Bragg, a negro barber, was
today acquitted of dynamiting
the house of superintendent
TVhalen of the Southern Pacific.
He misunderstood the verdict
and went bitterly when taken
back to the jail for his clothes.
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HOUSTON LANDS ELEC5TRIC
AND GAS CONVENTION.
Beaumont, Tex., May 14. The South
western Electrical and Ga convention
chose Houston as the next meeting place
: and adjourned at noon. The officers
elected arc F. B. Tuttle, San Antonio,
J president, and W. R. Head, Stephens
i ville, secretary.
FEAST OF SAN ISIDRO.
Mexican farmers Sunday will celebrate
the feast of San lsidro. their patron
saint. As in former years the cele
bration at Juarez will be held at the
dam west of the city, and will take the
form of a dancing, gambling and drink
ing carnival. The day has degenerated
from a strictly religious feast to one
of wholesale amusement of any variety.
Washington, B. C, The cross exami
nation of the chief of the field division,
Schwartz, was concluded before the Bal-linger-Pinchot
Oil G-as and Artesian Water
Around Dayton, in the
OIL STRIKE IS
KEPT A SECRET
Dayton. X. M., May 14. An explosion
of natural gas burned the uerrick of the
Daj-ton Well company while the drillers j
were sinKing a wen on the George
Frisch place, two miles northeast of
At 730 feet the drill passed through a
hard carboniferous stratum and an up
heaval of water over the top of the
I casing attracted the notice of the
dniller. whose lantern the next instant
ignited the rush of gas.
A portion of the derrick was saved
and the owner, who left here on a
j deatJi nnyssage for Nebraska a few
I liuuxo uciuic, rnxn uccu niicu tor in
structions relative to tne gas.
A mile nearer town the Hammond
artesian we-11, besides irrigating a farm,
furnisher 24 barrels of natural oil daily.
In the Platte artesian well one mile
south, the gas pressure compelled the
owner to cap the casing and the gage
registers 300 pounds. A pipe to con
nect up with the town is on the ground.
Dayton, which Is In the center of the
Pecos val'er, wanted water and the pub
lication of these strikes has been with
held but the Dayton oil and gas field,
though brought in incidentally, is no
longer a surmise.
The Giant Oil company, which has
been organized with a million dollar
capital, has one well already down a
thousand feet and will begin another at
Canutillo. X. XT., May 14. A desperate
effort is beinff made to save the Canu
tillo bi'dce from beimr left Inch and
dry b3' the Rio Grande, whk'h is chang
ing its course tvwa- iromi me .New Mex
ico side and cutting into the Texas side
of the river bank.
Workmen are piling rock and brush
into the river at the point where the
erosion is greatest, in iin endeavor to
j stop tSie cutting. W. E. Anderson, gen
eral manager of the International Water
company, of El Paso, was called here
Saturday to consult with the local
I ranchers reffardin
the best wav ol
checking the encroachments of the river ;
and in preventing the stranding of the
j Crfnutillo bridge, the omv means the
1 upper valley ranchers have of reaching
TO PRESS HASKELL
CASE FOR TniAL.
Washington, D. C, May 14.
Indictments against Gov. C- X.
Haskell, of Oklahdma, in the so
called townlot Indian land cases,
will be pressed by the depart
ment of justice according to a
decision reached by attorney
general Wickersham today, after
a conference with president Taft.
It is planned by the department
to have the jury pa&s on the mat
ter early In June.
SHED BURNS IN HIGHLAND
PARK; AUTO ENGINE RESPONDS
Fire was discovered in a shed in the
rear of "W. F. Duvall's residence, Xo. 627
Federal street, Highland Park, Saturday
afternoon about 1 oclock and an alarm
was turned in. The auto engine respond
ed from the central station but the shed
was destroyed before the enjrine arrived-
ROOSEVELT'S SPEECH AT
OXFORD IS POSTPONED
New xork, a. Y., May 14. The de
livery of Theo. Roosevelt's address
scheduled for May IS at Oxford univer
sity, London, has been postponed on ac
count of the death of king Edward.
While Iookin' fer th' comet at 4 o'clock
this niornin' Lafe Bud wuz mistook fer
a burglar but nothin 5' anv value is
missin . Th Jumperus iQxycedrus that
Tipton Bud bougnt at h' nursery last
fall is now one of th' puftiest wild cher-
ry trees in th' neighborhood.
Engagement Of Miss
Did She Jilt Robert Gfoelet,
Considered for a Long
Time the Lucky
New York, X. T., May 14 To relatives
and intimate friends the engagement
has1-been' announced-of Miss Mary Har
riman, eldest daughter of the late E.
Henry Harriman, to Charles Cary Rum-
i sey, of'-Buffa-lo, -X. Y.T-tlder-ton-of-Mr.-i
and Mrs. Laurenzo r. Rumsey, of that
city. No rumors of the engagement had
been circulated in advance and conse
quently it came as a great surprise to
DEATH RIDES WITH
Brighton Bench, Motordome. N- "V.. May 14. One man killed, another
maimed and three others bndly bruised wai, the hospital record for the first 10
hours of a 24 hour automobile race held at Brighton Beach motordome last
night and today.
Shortly after midnight a Marion
fence, and mechanician Branlcy was
Two hours later a Buick car, number two. driven by George Wett, also
crashed through the Inner fence. "Wett escaped but his mechanician, Jack
Tovs-ers. was badly injured.
Lonis Strang's Marion car showed a liking for the fence. Strang had
a remarkable escape. His car tore through the ...fence and came out through
the other angle. Strang not -being even scratched.
About 10 this morning a Cole car ran through the fonce. The driver, En
dieott, had his leg injured and mechanician . McGruder was cut In the
CLIFTON SUITS ARE
DISMISSED BY COURT
They Were for Damages for
Breaking of Copper Com
pany's Dam at IvTorenci.
Tucson, Ariz.. May 14. Forty-four
damage suits involving manv thousands I
against tlie Detroit Copper ilftunjr com- j
prmy were dismissed by the court here ;
todav under the statute of limitations. I
The suits were brought by residents of J
Clifton, alleging damages sustained by j
! floods in December, 1906, when the dam
of the defendant compam' broke at Mo-
DENNETT DENIES THAT HE
IS GUGGENHEIM PROTEGE
Washington. D. C, May 14. Fred
Dennett, commissioner general of the j
land office took the stand and was ques- j
tloned by Mr. Vertrees and the mem- j
bers of the Balliige--PInchot commit- i
tee regarding coal land legislation to- j
day. - j
any intercrt in the Alaska Coal lands. (
He denied that senator Guggenheim had !
procured h's retention in the land office.
"There could not be anything falser," s
he said. "The statement has been made
with the evident intention of creating!
he inference that I was under the j
domination of interests." i
ACQUITTED FOR KILLING
STATE RANGER T FT. WORTH.
Wcatherford, IVx., May 14. A jury t
this morning returned a verdict of net
guilty in the case of Stokes Clarke.
charged with killing state ranger Homer
White, at the railroad station here over
a year ago. Clarke formerly lived In
Fort Worth, The acquittal of Clarke
followed a T'it fot a week in district
judge Pa '. rvr , ,r-t here, in which
able lart f i ul. .side contested.
Miss Harriman has several times been
reported as engaged, but Mr. Rurasey's
name has never been mentioned in con
nection with her3.
It has been generally 'supposed that
Miss Harriman was affianced to" Robert
Goclet. and the announcement of the
engagement to Mr. Rumsey was a big j lar army officer, experienced In fight
surprise. . . Goelet accompanied Miss Ing la the Philippines, and will know
Harriman and her father on their trip j how to deal with the Indians, the of
to the south and to California last year j f Icials believe. He was stationed at
and was very attentive and it was gen- j Fort Bliss an construction qunrtermas
erally conceded that they would marry, j ter for several months prior to about
Was he jilted? society is asking.
Since the death of her father last
September. Miss Harriman has been
cons-rant! v - with - he: mother, either at
Arden, the great country estate of the
family, not -far from Tuxedo, or at their
city home, No. 1 East Sixty-ninth street.
which was recentlv acauired by the Har-
car driven by Anderson, tore through the
killed. Anderson jumped clear
ROLLING STOCK FOR THE
COTTON BELT IS BOUGHT
Tyler. Texas. May 14. It is an
nounced here today that the Cotton Belt
has bought 1G locomotives and 23 passenger-coaches
from a New York con
cern, filing an agreement tin the sec
retary of state's office at Austin by
t hich equipment bonds for 10 years.
totaling $460,000 w-ill be issued. Eighty
thousand is paid in cash.
F -T "" Pn 11 lf
JEr.A " VJ J KiLVV
New York, 'lay 14. Mrs. Catherine W. Rollinv, wife of former governor
Rollins, of New Hampshire, appeared before United States commissioner Shields
today to answer to the charge that she had entered into a conspiracy with
a husbanC and son, Douglas, to smuggle wearing apparel, jewelry and trinkets
on the Lusitania on her arrival here yesterday.
Mrs. Rollins' bail was fixed at 92000 and bond accepted. Former Gover
nor Rollins and sou were arrested yesterday at the pier and released on S"C.I0
bail each for appearance Friday, at wMeh time Mrs. Rollins will also appear.
EL PASOANS MA Y SINK
CAMP CITY OIL WELL
Camp City. V. M., May 1-1. The Camp City oil fl-ld will be thoroughly
testes!. Two companies are contesting for the acquisition of the present well.
One is the Alamogordo citizens bucked by Louisiana capital and the other bid
der, nre the citizens of El Paso under the leadership of Austin and Marr
and H. F. Bennett.
Both parties lime bid for the privilege of completing the present well,
and today the stockholders will meet nt Alamogordo and the enterprise will
be ttzrned over to the concern offering the be?,r terms
This makes sure the thorough testing of the territory around the present
Adjutant General of Terri
tory, Late of El Paso, Is in
Command of Men.
Not Believed the Troops Will
Find Any Resistance to
Arms, on Arrival.
"Washington, D. C, May 14, Presi
dent Taft conferred tods wit a. secre
tary of war Dickinson aad secretary
of Interior Bollinger regarding: the up
rising of the Taos Paeblo Indians at
Taos, N. M. It was decided to sen a a
troop of cavalry from Fort WXagate
to restore order. The president tihi
unwilling that the territorial militia of
New Mexico should deal with the situ
ation. 3IILITIA REACHES TAOS.
Santa Fe, N. 31., May 14. Sixty anea
of the First regiment of infaatry, Na
tional Guard, accompanied by adJHtant
general A. S. Brookes, left here at 1
oclcck tils morning for Taos, where the
Taos Pueblo Indians are threatening;
The soldiers arrived at Taos at 1
oclock this afternoon.
This moraines advices were that
renegade Indians for whom bench -warrants
had been i.vsned are resisHing ar
rest and are protected by their associ
ates. Probably It will be necessary for the
trc ps to make the arrests, but no
bloodshed is looked for as the Indians,
who including women and children,
number only 300 and they stand in awe
of the military.
CAPT BROOKES K3TOWX HERE.
Adjutant general Brookes Is a regu-
a year ago, when he was retired.
1 FENCE CAUSE OF TROUBLE.
The trouble has nrlsen over the fact
that several hot headed bucks under
the influence of liquor cut the feace,
let out the stock and threatened Mrs.
L. S. Meyers and children, tiie family
J of a homesteader, who had fenced lands
which the Indians claimed from time
Meyers had been warned several
weeks ago to take down the fence,
which also closed a public road that the
Indiana had been using. A compromise
was offered, but the Indians after an
all night council refused to accept it.
Feeling Is Intense.
ALL IS QUIET.
United States Indian attorney Francis
C. Wilson telegraphs from Taos this
'Story greatly exaggerated: troops not
"All is nniet in Taos today and the
conucll of Indians has decided that the
I men who resisted the bench warrants
Issued by judge McFIe should sur-
renuer laeniseives 10 tne auiaorities.
'The trouble arose over the CHttlng
of fences of a man who had fenced la
part of the Indian lands and road. Bench
warrants were Issued for the offenders
I bnt the sheriff could not serve these
and the troops were called for to serve
Gov. Mills this afternoon said the Na
tional guard sent to Taos last night had
been ordered returned.
NEGRO CONFESSES MURDER
TO ESCAPE LYNCHING BETi
Many. La.. May 14. James Gozey, a
negro who was brought here form Kirby
ville. Tex., charged, with the murder of
James Snow, at Ayers, near Kirbyvllle,
declares he confessed to the authorities
because he feared lynching. Gozey to
da was placed in jail here. The parish
sheriff says he had a telegram urging:
him to come to take the negro to avoid
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