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A List of the Graduating
Glasses from the High
School and Ward Schools.
High School Graduating Ex-
i ercises at El Paso Opera
House Friday Evening.
This is the last week of school. The
graduates of the high school and the
eighth grade &n the ward schools will
be turned iloose with their diplomas on
Friday afternoon and evening. Satur
day the annual vacation will begin.
The graduating exercises of the high
school will be held Friday evening be
ginning at S oclock.
The exercises of the eighth grade
pupils of San Jacinto are being held
Monday afternoon, while those of La
mar, and Mesa eighth grades will be
held "Wednesday afternoon.
The senior class at the high school
this year is composed of the following
Violet Aitken, Dave Mu-icahy. Kate
Krause, Louise Sanburn, Frances May
field, Ruth Critchett. Harry Gleim.
Junius Hawkins, Shirley Marston, Louis
Heep, Ivander Mcllber, Henry Grady.
Wilma Elliot, Helen Roberts, Mona
Frank, Ignatius Eerrien. Lillie Reed,
Louis Blume, Maubry Henning.
High School Prosms.
The jirojrram for the commencement
exercises of the high school at the El
Paso theater, Friday night, at S oclock,
Invocation. Rev. C. L. Overstreet.
High school choaus "The "Volun
Salutatory. Louis Blume.
High school chorus "The Soldier's
Class Prophecy. Ignatius Berrien.
High school chorus "Queen of the
Night." (PInsute). TVlth obligato by
Mrs. L. T. Moore.
"Over the Tea Cups." Misses Louise
Sanburn, Mona Frank, and Ruth Critchett-
limbrella Drill B5' 12 high school
girls- ' v
Song Captain Kidd, (Forman). By
12 high school boys.
Class Oration The Land of Make
Believe. David Mulcahy.
Solo (selected). Miss Pauline Sprinz.
Class Poem. Miss Kate Krause.
High school chorus Estudionlina,
Valedictory. Miss Violet Aitken.
Presentation of diplomas. H. A. Car
penter, president of the school board.
The eighth grade closing exercises for
Lamar school will take place "Wednes
day afternoon at 2 oclock at Lamar
auditorium. Following is the program:
Piano solo March from Tannhauser.
Declamation The Union. John
, Chorus- The . Strollers, (Forman).
Debate: Resolved, that public ser
vice corporations should be controled by
the public for the public benefit. Af
firmative, Clair Ruby. Curtis "Williams;
negative, Shelby Shive, Harold Det
wiler. Piano Dnet Beautiful Star of Heav
en. Mignon Cannon and Hildegarde
Address. Rev. P, J. Rice
Vocal Solo Dream of Paradise. Dor
Chorus Toyland (Herbert). Eighth
The eighth grade pupils will have a
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Tsroms. Wash., 3Iay 1C One man will die, another seriously wounded
and four others are fugitives from justice as n result of a gun and razor
Ught among six Italians in tlie street here yesterday. They quarreled
over a baseball game
Antonio Paonessa was riddled with buckshot from a gun In the hands of
Vito Bertucci, the aged father of Xaltl Bertucci, who had been attacked by
Jaronessa with a razor.
Yonng Bertupci has n six-inch razor Iash just over the heart and Is
-crr vteak from loss of blood.
WAR BETWEEN PERU
AND ECUADOR SURE
Lima, Peru, 3Iay 16. ."War between Peru and Ecuador is apparently
near st hand. I
A government transport carrying a regiment of artillery, hospital corps,
men and a big cargo of ammunition and other war supplies, sailed today for
Tumbcz, a port on the northwest const of Peru, not far from the northern
Official advices from Ayavncn just south of the Ecuadorcan frontier,
say the troops of Ecuador can be seea approaching.
Tuesday Is Last Chance to Mayos Will Sink Well 2000 gSSS; WmmmSSBBm
See the Old Boy In All His Fee fc-Asso elation Direct- tSVjBhi WSmXX
Brilliant Glory. ors Meet. St"r
SUN MAY CHIPPLE I SEEB PEEDIOTS OIL fc K&1
ME. COMET'S BEAUTY FIND AT CAMP CITY iil
"Wednesday during a good part of the
day the earth will be passing through
the tail of the comet. It is not probable
that anybody wftll kno.w it unless the
fact is called to his attention. This is
not the first time that the earth has
passed through a comet In 1S61 the j
earth passed through the, head of a
comet and In 1S81 the earth passed
through the tail of another. Nobody
knew It at the time, but it was discov
ered afterwards by the astronomers. In
the case of Halley's comet, the compu
tations have been so exact that the
astronomers can tell exactly the hour of
It is probable that the observers of
Sunday and Monday morning saw the
last of the comet in its grandest manifestation-
It is possible a good view
may he had Tuesday morning, but the
comet is now getting so near the sun
that the period of brightness is very
short. It will pay, however, for every
one to be on watch Tuesday morning
between 3:C0 and 4:30. for the display
may be magnificent beyond the ex
perience of anj- person in this genera
tion. Sunday morning the tail of the
omet looked like the rayof an im
mense searchlight and stretched half
way across the sky.
People do not seem to have realized
that the comet was coming toward us
at a tremendous rate and that every
day has meant a great change in the
size and brilliancy of the comet. Those
who saw it even three or four days
ago would have been surprised if they
had looked again Sundaj' morning or
this morning at the enormous increase
in size. The length of the comet's tail
is now variously estimated at from 25,
000,000 to 50,000,000 miles. It has been
steadily lengthening as the comet
nenred the sun. The head of the comet
appears to flame and boil and the dis
play in the early morning just before
dawn with the comet and the morning
star in close proximity has been grand
The material that makes up the
comet, notwithstanding the apparent
tremendous mass as it hangs (in the
sky. Is so rarified according to the sci
entists that it has been said that if the
material of the comet were condensed
to the density of ordinary batter, the
whole blooming thing could be carried
around in a silk hat.
Sim Hav Melt lis Tail.
After "Wednesday the comet will ap- j
pear in the evening sky just after sun- j
set, and it will be visible for several
weeks, though steadily diminishing in
size until it vanishes. It Is very doubt
ful, however, whether the spectacle pre-
sented by the comet will be anything to
compare with what it has been the last
few days. Every comet that ever passed
so near the sun has been greatly
changed in appearance after the en
counter. Many of the most brilliant
comets of history have lost their tail
entirely upon passing around the sun
or they have been so greatly diminished
in brilliancy and size as to render them
comparatively inconspicuous. Those
late risers who are depending on the
reappearance of the comet in the even
ing to satisfr their curiosity are likely
to get very badly left, for the comet
may emerge completely changed and
wiith its gorgeous appearance badly
Better get up at 3 or 3:30 Tuesday
morning, anyhow, and watch for the
old boy. There is not a man or woman
now living wno will be here when the
great comet comes back again in 19S5.
Camp City, N. M., May 16. At a meet- H JSBBSBKB&mttiX ' ' S SSSHHbB5MMf ft- Wi?f '
ins of the stockholders of the Sacra- WQSSSS N''l4--1 :ifrti
mento Deep Well association held at HiB4 & Vi .-''MfxiMl
Alamogordo Saturday, the 40 acres at WStSaBKSSSSSB' : " 4 -,,SlliHHHHi'ilrfii
Camp City, upon which the present well HHHHng9K 'it fVjiRHgl:
was drilled, was leased by J. L. Mayo SiPaBMSf " .y'2'-.jmfZS&a&
on the following terms: WPBffiggp y y iflKvflHI'SI '
The well is to be sunk to a depth of Mlmiii BSBSSSaBi fTStEfBKiHUM
2000 feet if necessary to bring- in oil or ffllifffl
water, drilling to commence within 30 fTHBnlnimffivmiHj njMHrffffiinwnBBWBBtef'y
J days; if oil is brought m, the associa-
-wj. a.j fcv iv.ci e uiic-ciouui uj, i,ni;t uui
put from all producing wells, delivered
to the company's storage tanks free of
charge; if watenis brought in the asso
ciation is to have the -.veil and 10 acres
of land and Mr. Mayo Is to, receive 30
In an interview E. A. Mayo, an attor
ney representing his father, said:
"We have asked no person or cor
poration to spend one cent on this pro
position on our recommendation, and
you ask why we are willing to take a
chance in drilling another well and only
receive 40 acres of land if successful?
"We put down the first well and are
backing our judgment at our own ex
pense." He also said that if they had gone
down 100 feet further, he is confident
they would have brought in a "gusher."
As every company that is negotiating
for putting down wrells is demanding
leases on from 1000 to 5000 acres of
land, an idea can be formed as to the
confidence placed in this field by the
Mnyo Forms Company.
A company formed by E. A. Mavo,
Geo. "Warnock and others with 'a capi-
uii ui-uctv 01 $auu,uuu ior tne purpose
of buying, selling, leasing and other
wise exploiting the Camp City field, has
articles of incorporation readv for filing
and will begin operations at an early
date. This company is composed of the
men who worked all night and staked
400 acres of land surrounding the well.
The office is at Alamogordo.
Mr. Mayo has not stated where he
will put down the new well, but the sup
position is that it will be within a few
feet of the other well.
Oil Companies Iniercsied.
f inquiries are corning in dally from
the United States and Mexico from
companies who are anxious to take
leases and bring in rigs; four leases
have already been made and promoters
are taking options on land for two more
companies, who will give bond to com
mence operations immediately.
Fortune Teller Consulted.
Alamogordo and Camp City oil mag
nates are interested in the prophecies
of a Madam Reno, who is coining money
here. She has predicted that a gusher
will be brought in at the Camp City
field. At the meeting of stockholders
of the Sacramento Deep Well associa
tion, several consulted the woman.
At one time a well was put down
1000 feet about two miles west of Ala-
mogordo and it is rumored that a corn-
pany has been formed to take this well
and sink it deeper in the hope of bring
ing in oil.
SEVENTEEN- THOUSAND $
$) 3IINER5 RESUME "WORK. $
Des Moines, Iowa, May 1G. -
- Seventeen thousand Iowa mln-
- ers resumed work this morning -
0i after a suspension for more -
3- than six weeks.
As a result of concessions $
$ granted the miners, the operat- -
4fr ors have advanced the price '&
& of all coal mined In the thir-
teenth Iowa district 2 cents -3
a ton. $
THE BABY FUND.
Following list of contributors
to the baby fund are noted since
Miss McPherson 2.00
R03- "Walcoitt ... .. 1.00
Mrs. Roxie LiOomis. . .. 1.00
Mrs. .Tourdan contributes
generously to the mother and
IV AGES BY ARBITRATION.
New York. May 16. Train
men and conductors on the
Lake Shore and Michigan
Southern railroad and the
Hichigan Central railroad, have
been granted wage increases
identical with the Baltimore
and Ohio award, by arbitrators
P. H. Morrissev and E. K.
TRIAL OF BRIBER IS
POSTPONED AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, 111., May 16. The trial of
Lee O'Neil Browne, Democratic floor
leaner oi tne imnois nouse of repre-
sentatives, charged with bribery in con
j nection with the election or United
States senator Lorimer, was today
j postponed until May 20.
OR. AND MBS.B.C. HYD5 E NTEKf Mfr CKI MNAL COUET UJLDJNGr KANSAS CITY; MO-
" Diup " omnia
ft m a a lit 9 H ft aFifl B 9 I
Maybe Harper -soil Go With
Hall Waterworks and
BOOTH MAY BE
SLATED FOR AX
Perhaps the force of the gases from
the comet is being felt in Et Paso po
litical circles, for" there is'a-feeling of
unrest even among the most faithful
of the "ring," who are-said to be en
gaged in a secret strife which nodes ill
for some of the braves of the camp.
At the recent school Doard election
sheriff F. J. Hall was a strong support
er of John Harper, though he opposed
all other members of the "good schools"
ticket. Hall and his friends all voted
for Harper, and it is believed that this
j support may help him considerably in
1 his fight against Edwards in the com
For years Hall and the Harpers have
been strong allies, and it is not thought
possible that the brothers three, who
j hold county offices will forsake him in
his hour of need. .No open declarations
have been made by the Harper family,
but Jim Harper, one of the sachems of
the political tribe, was not present when
Peyton J. Edwards was decided upon as
the "ring" candidate for the shrievalty.
Hall is strong with the church people,
and, though men do not vote as they
worship, the present sheriff expects to
poll a large vote among the better class
of El Pasoans. Furthermore, he is
a cattleman and will receive the sup
port of the country folk. While strong
himself with the church- people, it is
said that he. is intimate through his
deputies and friends, with the saloon
men and, through the political influ
ence of deputy sheriff Greet and Dan
Jackson, will be able to control a big
negro vote. He has friends enough
among the Mexican population to con
trol a large number of these voters, and
the "ring" may get a black eye before
the Democratic primaries are over.
Frank Aldcrete Strong.
Frank Alderete has openly declared
himself in favor of Edwards, and, con-
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No matter how blamed careful n
fcllrr Is o' I:I;i pussinnl appearance, b
can't keep ccs off hi8 chin.-Sau:c fcl
lcrs get credit fer bfn nffnhle an' gen
erens, when they've nly been drlnkln'.
Lft cik? U
MUST PA Y1' HOUSTONIANS $40, 000
TEXAS COURT FIGHT
In the 41st district court Saturday,
3Interson aad J. O. Ross, of Houston, Tex., $40,000 and Interest, In their
suit to recover irom tne lianco Jimero or CnlhnaauR.
It was eoarsred by the plaintiffs that Alberto Terraxas, son of Iuis Ter
raxac, former Rovercor of the state of Chihuahua and a hrothcrinlaw of En
rique C. Cree2, ' former ambassador to the "United States and at present min
ister of foielgn relations for 3IexIco. had agreed to sell the plaintiffs 120,000
seres in the district of Ex Csnton Abasolo, Chihuahua ; that Isnd shown them
did not prove to he the land they had
earnest money with the Banco Mlnero
Creel sued them in the Iexican courts, secured judgment for the earnest I law allows the defense four days In
money and collected. ! whIcfe ! a motion for a new trial.
x -, . t .11. ., .11. .. . .. .1 .. -. l . "Trent that prisoner the same as any
It was shown in the testimony that the bank at first refused to pay the other m Jndze Latsk3tw ordered county
inoney to Terrazas, but it was threatened that a guard of rurales would be marshal Mayes. "Give him few privi
sent to the bank to take the money from the vault, after which It was paid Jpkcs and no IaxHrie.,,
to Terrazas. Creel Is president of the bank. The bank maintained that it ! " wI11 "f R m0tl8n ff a new trial
j and then take an appeal," said Frank
was not a party to the fraud, If any had been practised, hut judge AValthall p TValsh, chief counsel for Dr. Hvde
held that the action of the 31exlcan courts could not be given any higher cred- I The -verdict came unexpectedly. Ev-
ence in our courts tuan those of a
nuuiuti utr :su uiuuicu.
The case will probably be taken to the higher courts, and the Question
to be decided upon will be what construction American courts place upon
the judgments in 3Iexico. .
The Stenographer Who Told
About President's Let
Washington, D. C, May 16 Frederick
M. Kerby, stenographer in the office of
the secretary of the interior, who Sat
urday issued a 'statemen 1 regarding the
.Lawler memorandum on the Glavis
""a'6" lu i !-
ry Ballinger today.. -
The secretary's letter of dismissal had
a sting i.i it. The secretary told Kerby
he was "unworthy to remain in the
service. The fact that your treachery.'
said the secretary, "is futile, cannot
mitigaie me cnaracier oi your 01-
TAPT WRITES ABOLT 1
HIS BALLINGER LETTER.
Says He Did Not Use Much of the Letter
Written in Bnllinger's Office That
Washington, D. C, May 16. President
Taft in person took a hand in the situa
tion concerning the "Inside history" of
his letter of September 13 exonerating
secretary Ballinger from the charges of
L. R. Glavis and authorlz'ng the dlsmi-
sal of Glavis.
Over his own signature he addressed
a long letter to senator Knute Nelson,
chairman of the Ballinger-Pinchot in
vestigating committee, setting forth in
minute detail the sequence of events
following his receiot at Beverly on Au
gust IS of the charges of Glavis.
. .The president .makes no direct men
tion of tho statement of Frederick M.
Kerby, the young stenographer In sec
retary Balllnger's office, in which the
stenographer declared the president's
letter of exoneration was prepared in
Ballinger's office by Oscar Lawler, as
sitant attorney general of the iuterior
The utterances of Mr. Taft were ob
viously provoked by Kerby's statement.
Mr. Taft declares Lawler did prepare
such a letter as Kerby said, but that
h did so by the president's specific di
rection. When he received it. he found,
he says, that it was not what he want
ed to issue, and he wrote the letter him
self in the form in which he desired it.
using from Lawler's draft only one or
two general statements.
The president goes still further and j
takes up the question of the "back daT-
Ing" of attorney general Wickersham's
summary of' the Glavis charges to which
attorney Louis D. Brandels has drawn
attention. Mr. Taft says the attorney
general's letter was in fact "back dated"
and that this also was done by his speci
RECEIVER NAMED FOR
HOCKI?G VALLEY ROAD
Columbus', O., May 16. Judge 3Cin
kaid totiy- appointed a receiver for
I th? Hi kitfTjr 'lev railroad. f
jude A. 31. AValthall pranted Harry
purchased; that they deposited
-aad declined to pay this over; that
sister state, and If the court had erred It
NOW IN LONDON
Arrives as American Repre
sentative for King's
London. Eng.. May 16. Theodore
Roosevelt, special American ambassa
dor to the funeral of king Edward VII.
arrived in ' London this morning and
was received by king George at Marl-
bor ough house, and later visited the
1 -rone room in Buckingham palace,
where the body of tne late monarch
was lying privately In state,
. The entrance t0 that city of the dis
tinguished .American was a .quiet one
flnd in marked contrast to hSs appear-
ance at other European capitals and
with- what- it 'would 'have been ,here
but for the death of the British' ruler,
In the course of the forenoon Mr. j Margaret Swope about $75,6 each.
Roosevelt called on duke and duchess t To Maude, the pet cat of deputy mar
of Connaught. The duke is the broth- shal Joe Stewart, which has oae milk
er of the late king Edward.
Body lu State.
Borne on the shoulders of eight tall
grenadier sergeants, the body of. king
Edward in Jiis coffin, .will, be carried
from the throne room of Buckingham Friday, the 13th of the month, she clr
palace Tuesday to a waiting caisson t cled Dr. Hyde three times. "I knew he
and in gorgeous pomj will then be
transferred to "Westminster hall for the
last public view of the dead monarch
Only members of the royal house
hold, the diplomatic corps, and inti
mate friends of the late 'sovereign "are
admitted to. the throne room.
The royal coffin was temporarily
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COVERS THE WEST
Denver. Colo., May 1G. The eastern slope of the Rocky mountain, from
Montann and northern Wyoming vtcll down into Colorado, Is under the man
tle of a midMay snow storm today.
In northern Wyoming the temperature is US to 30 above. v
In the Colorado mountains the snowfall In some sections is except itjnally
heaiy. Corona reported 12 to 15 Inches. An inch or more fell in Denver.
FEARED IN CHINA
Washington, D. C.. May ttt. Another uprising at Changsha. China, is
feared. The commander of the gunboat Helena -has telegraphed the state
department from Nankow. that conditions in Cfcdngshn arc most serioui, nnd
nil foreigners were notified officially on therTlth to seek refuge on avail
El Paso, Texas,
May 16, 1910 --- 12 Pages
Kansas City Doctor Convict
ed of Murdering His Fath
erinlaw For Money.
JTJD&E SENDS HIM
BACK TO PRISON
Orders That He Receive No
Favors, Bu'fc Be Treated
Like Other Prisoners.
Kansas City, Mo, May 16 Ihr. B. C
Hyde tvhs found smilty at 10:25 tils
moraing of murdering: Col. Tkenm H.
Swope aad his paalsbmeut was fixed at
"Oh, Clarke,' cried Mrs. Hyde wfeex
the verdict was read by jadgre Latsh&tv.
Sse threw Her arms ar&aad aer hus
band's neck aad west slleatly. Th-ea
she patted him oa the cheek.
Dr. Hyde sat pale sad saotlOHless. He
looked firmly at judgre Iaisbaw while
the verdict was feeing read. As the
ivords "IiHBTisonmeHt la the state peal
teutiary during? his natural life' were
pronounced, the doctor's eyes turned
to the floor.
Don't worry, dearie, said his wife,
as she clasped him In her arms. Mrs.
E. X. Hopkins nn-d ZCtss Laura Hyde,
sisters- of the physician, were much, dis
tressed, hut tried to cexafart Mrs.
! - -'1 vent lost hope," declared Dr.
! Vi-ti,--. in t JL . j.
.. avt luuaics nii-cr bc vcraici
was returned, the physician was on the
way to his cell. Mrs- Hyde was ex
tremely weak and remained In the court
room for some time
3Irs. Logaa O. Swope, mother of Mrs.
Hyde, and widow of Col. Swope, was not
in the court room when the jury re-
i"- , .
J open court Thursday or Friday. The
-kuc ujnH.jau mix
b ttfntn4l fi
er-r attorney in t&e case haa jciven up
hope that the jury which had been out
J since Friday night, would, come to an
agreement, lflat s. veratct was reached
spread rapidly and soon every available
inch of the court room wss occupied.
The court ordered the marshal to ar
rest any one making demonstration and
the verdict was received in silence. The
crowd heard it, then rose and troeped
out of the room.
When the news of tbc verdict was
telephoned Mrs. Swope at Independence
she shrleyed ana dropped the receiver.
She refHed to make a statement. It Is
the belief of court attaches that ihc su
preme court will be unable to reach
Dr. Hyde's case for at least a year.
Meantime the prisoner may he kept In
the county jail or sent to state prison
at Jefferson City. The law of Missouri
prohibits the courts from admitting: a
convicted murderer i hall.
Hyde wss Indicted for the alleged
poisoning of his faiherlnlaw. Col, Swope,
who was a millionaire and philanthrop
ist and was accused also ef having' poi
soned Chrlsiman and Margaret Swepe,
The case went to the jury at 9:35 on
the night of May 13.
The argument for the prosecnrltm
rhotved that Mrs. Hyde benefited $275,-
! 000 by the death, of Col Swope and
j through the death of Chrisrmaa and
white eye, superstitious folk about the
courthouse attribute Dr. Hyde's con
viction. It Is said er-ry accused mur
derer the cat has walked around fn the
last five years has been convlctea. Last
wai doomert when I saw
! T-OTTir! Tiirr amid StuwIlH.
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TRUST CASES SET FOR
HEARING NOVEMBER 1
Washington. D. C, May 16. The su
preme court of the United States today
fixed November 14 as the date Cor re
hearing the tobacco and Standard oil