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El Paso, Texas,
May 28, 1910 --- 26 Pages
Herald Prints It First
While If Fresh.
The Berneyo Wins the Yacht
Race, Philadelphia To Havana
P'MFR sM PHflRPF flF
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Senator 'Lorimer and Colleague,
and Governor Whom He Assails
Declares Governor Would
Blind the People by As
to control hxm
Says Chicago Editor Would
Hurt His Bank and Injure
"Washington, D. C, May 28. A stren
uous denial of the charge that he had
obtained his seat In the United States
senate through bribery and corruption
was made before that body today by
"William Lorimer, of Illinois. His state
ment has been eagerly awaited by his
colleagues, and the senate was crowded.
Concluding, Mr. Lorimer offered a reso
lution calling for a senatorial investi
gation of the charges against him.
Mr. "Lorimer detailed the facts of the
publication In the Chicago Tribune on
April lirst of the story over the signa
ture of Charles A. White, member of
the Illinois legislature, iu which it was
alleged that Mr. Lorimer had secured
his seat in the senate through bribery
To Injure His Bank.
"The story," he said, "was timed and
published with the deliberate purpose
to destroy the new banking association
In Chicago which I had been organizing
"with some of mv friends."
Mr. Lorimer defended Lee O'Xeil
Browne, the Democratic leader in the
Illinois house of representatives through
whom it was alleged the bribes passed, J
as entirely above such a proceeding.
He declared Medill McCormick, of the
Tribune, had declared that the bank
never should open and also asserted 4
that "White did not write the story pub
lished, but "it was the work of a
trained newspaper hand, skilled in the
art of creating scandal out of lies,
when at is thought necessary to blacken
the character of one whom a newspaper
He asserted that representatives Link
and Beckmeyer had not made confess
ions as has been charged, but on the
contrary said: "The charges stand as
they stood April 30, uncorroborated lies
of the Tribune, supported only by the
bought signature of their weak tool,
Paper Lied, He Says.
Senator Lorimer with increasing ve
hemence asserted thai the Chicago 'paper
"lied and knew it lied," in charging that
money was used to purchase his elec
tion. "Not one dollar was paid a single
member of the general assembly for his
vote for me," he declared.
Mr. Lorimer traced his breach with
g-overnor Deneen, whom he charged
with personally advising In the prepar
ation of the "White story, largely to a
difference of opinion between the two
as to the wisdom of spending independ
ently of the action by the national gov
ernment, the S20,000,000 pledged by the
state toward a deep waterway to the
gulf, a project which the governor fa-x-ored
and he opposed.
He paid: "The governor joined this
campaign of slander because he saw an
opportunity to throw dust iu the eyes
of the people, use the conirncy to de
feat those who stood for federal cooper
ation in expending $20,000,000, and se
cure control of the next legislature.
"Why he persists in his efforts to get
control of the 520,000,000 when he well j
Knows that it in itself Is not sufficient
to construct a waterway, is a mystery
I cannot fathom."
Concluding, Mr. Lorimer said the
Tribune had dogged Mm all these years
because It has not been able to 'lash j
him Into subjection.
OXE OF I-OUIMER'S FRIEXDS
INDICTED RY GRAND JURY
Springfield, 111., May 2S. An indict-
(Continued on Page Seven.)
TEXAS COMPANY IS.
Houston, ,Tex., May 2S Stockholder of the Texas company, in session
here today, voted to increase the capiltal from $1S,000,000 to $30,000,000. The
action makes the Texas company the largest corporation in Texas.
.Tudffe R. E. Brooks, treasurer, saifl the reports of a merger with the
Standard arc unfounded; that no such arrangement Is contemplated and
added: "You cannot make this statement too strong."
SIX MILLION DOLLAR
MINE DEAL IS CLOSED
Torrcou, Mexico, May 2S The sale of the creat Nalca mine for six million
dollar, has been made and the first pajment of four millions is now on hand
to he turned over to the original owners.
These mines are located In the state of Chihuahua, near the main line of
the Mexican Central railroad, but are owned pricipally by Torreon and San
Pedro people. The company was organized n few years ago on a small capi
talisation and It was only through a;rent efforts that a sufficient amount of
Btock was Bold wlh which to carry on development work. The mine suddenly
became a bonanza, producing such an eiiorctous amount of ore that it was
hard to find a market for all of It at the smelters. Large and frequent divid
ends hate been paid.
The purchaser is an American syndicate which viill builda large smelter
at the mines for treating the ores. "
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Havana, Cuba, "Way 2S, The Berneyo, owned by S. TV. Granbery, e
Brooklyn, iron the yachtsmen power boat race from Philadelphia to Havana.
The Berneyo arrived an hour later than the Caliph, a scratch boat, but
earned a victory on a time allowance.
The Caliph Ik ovrned by commander M E. BrlRhnm, of the Ventnor Yacht
club. , '
The race started Iat Saturday from Philadelphia The first boat, the
Caliph, arrived at 6:03:14 in Havana last eienlnj;. The Berneyo. came in one
honr and 14 seconds later
Is Fenced in and Notices
Positively Forbid Curious
THE OIL FIELD
(By 31. L. Swinehart, Secretary Pecos
Toyah, " Tex., May 2S. A six and
seven-eighths 'inch casing, projecting
two feet above the" ground, a pile of
gypsum, now crystaiized, slush from
the well, scattered and broken parts of
machinery, all surrounded bj. a circu
lar wire fence enclosing an acre of
ground, with notices posted at regu
lar intervals on the same, stating "Pos
itively No Admittance," are responsi
ble for the various and conflicting ru
mors concerning the Toyah oil field.
This is all that can be seen of tho
well recently drilled and of which so
much has been said and written.
Neither the log nor the depth of the
well could be obtained from those hav
ing the well in charge.
This well has been capped but not
A standard rig, with a capacity of
5000 feet, is now at work on a wen
about 1000 feet north of the former lo
cation and is working day and night.
TVhere the OH 3Iay Be.
Between these two wells, and running
nearly east and west, is a ravine or i
draw that may prove the making or
unmaking of a great oil field. If this
draw marks the location of a fault,
then there is little prospect of ever
producing oil in paying quantities from
The anticline crosses this surface,
marking at an angle of about 45 de
grees, and a comparison of the forma
tion found in the two wells will deter-
mine largely the fate of the terri-J
tory as an oil producing section.
In 1303, while driving a well for j
water a light deposit of oil was en
countered, which encouraged local capi
tal to pat down 16 more wells in the i
vicinitv cf the first. Thftsft wpIIc nv
eraged 200 feet in depth, and all pro-i
duced some oil, varying in quantity
irom one gaiion to one-nair Darrei per
day. Because of the cost attendant
upon pumping the oil to this height
in such limited quantities all the wells
(Continued on Page Seven.-
El Paso Port Will Break All
Becords by Large Amount
COLLECTION COST I
IS QUITE LIGH4
The aggregate custom receipts at the
local custom house will run to approx
imately $710,000 for the year ending
June 30, 1910,. an increase of over $200.
000 over the year previous.
The value of imports passed through
this port for the 1910 fiscal year wilt
approximate $4,000,000, an increase of
nearly a million dollars over the year
The value of the exports from the
United States into Mexico will approxi
mate $7,000,000 for the past year, an
increase of about a million and three
quarters over the year 1909.
The month of May. 1910, will hold the
record for receipts at the local custom
house, as more than $150,000 has al
ready been collected during the month.
The total for the month will probably
reach $160,000, as against $9S,000 for
the month of May, 1909.
jliiu auuve ii;uils muy De accepiea as j
an accuraxe Darometric indication of tne
business conditions of both the United
States and Mexico.
One couse of the remarkable increase
in imports and exports is In the opinion ed to write a letter .to the Woman's
of collector Sharpe, the improved busi- i Missionarv union of El Paso stating
ness conditions of the country, and an- that the "majority of the merchants of
other is the Increased impbrtation ol the citv were opposed to the Saturday
Mexican cattle into the United States, j afternoon or half holiday closing idea.
The cost for collecting duties at this Tne sentiment of the merchants on
port, per dollar, Is 13 3-10 cents. . the questiou was obtained bv a com-
It cost the United States $309.41 per mlltee appointed at the previous meet
dollar of Imports at Anapolis, Md., last i inff and named, by the representative
year, and $122.49 at Alexandria Va., to
El Paso came first in Texas In 1909
in the amount of duties collected,-her
nearest competitor being Galveston,
with S455.SS3-.93 collected at a cost of
20 6-iO scents per dollar.
REFORM BUREAU PROTESTS
AGAINST BIG' FIGHT
.Washington, v. C.May 2S. Protest
ing against the proposed Jeffries-John-son
prize fight, July 4, tlje Interna
tional Reform bureau 1ms issued in
open letter io congress.
Other state and national organiza
tions are to be asked to join in a move
ment to have congress withhold official
endorsement of San Francisco as the
scene of the propose'd Panama canal ox
position in 1913.
There Was Only tne
In the year 1868 just 42 years ago
a long line of mule drawn prairie wag
ons trailed through Franklin, tiny vil
lage of the Texas border, and camped
a short distance away on the river bank.
In one of the schooners was Mrs. Annie
Elizabeth Gray, wife of a Georgia
Four months ago, Mrs. Annie Eliza
beth Gray rode into El Paso, pass city
of the border, arriving In a long trais
of Pullman coaches, drawn by a throb
bing engine. And she is here today,
visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. L,. Sparks,
1315 Arizona street.
Few have visited the Pass City be
tween such a span of jears, noting the
great change from Franklin to El Paso,
from village to metropolis. At the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Grav, whose head
is crested with the frosts of 73 winters,
talks freely of her experiences in crost
iug by mule team from Arkansas to
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Hudspeth Tells Them That
Governor Says Insurance
Rates Must Be Cut.
MUTUAL PLAN IS
TO BE LOOKED UP
There will be no Saturday 6-oclock-in-the-afternoon
closing or any weekly
half holidays for clerks in El Paso this
summer, so far as the Retail Mer
chants' league Is conce'rned. Positive ac
tion was taken Friday night at the
weekly meeting of the league, when a
motion was made hy- Robert Moore that
the secretary of the league be mstruct-
of the Missionary union, Rev. C. 'O.
Beckman. The committee found that of
the 72 members of the league, only 22
would sign a petition to close their
stores if the others In their line of
Senator Claude B. Hudspeth, who rep
resents the league at Austin, in an en
deavor to get relief from the the ex
horbitant and unjust insurance rates
applied to this city, made a report of
his trip. He stated that he intervie-weJ
two members of the rating board, who.
while admitting on proof shown by
senator Hudspeth that the rates seem
ed too high, stated that the board was
powerless to nlo anything. He inter
viewed several legal authorities, includ-
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Was Here Before El Paso
Village Of Franklin Then;. She Is Now' Living Here.
California, and of what El Paso used
to be before the age of railrftad and sky
scraper. Franklin a Mere Villnsre.
"I remember Franklin as a little place,
very small it was. There was a fine
river, a big. wide river witli many trees
on the banks. "We camped by the river,
near the town. My husband had a horse
stolen, and so we always remembered
Franklin. He sold 100 head of stock
here, though 'dry cattle,' lie called
"We came from Arkansas, but at Mc
Kinney we met many other travelers
in big wagons. They came from many
different states, and we all started on
together. I remember Dallas and Fort
"Worth as little towns. We camped on
the Pecos river, I remember.
"We went so many together because
of the indians. There were about 20
wagons in our train. We passed many
places where people had been killed, but
we v. ere to many that the mdiain, did
WORK IS ORDERED ON
ELEPHANT BUTTE DAM
Washington, D. C, May 2S. PrcIImlncry vrcrk In connection vrlth the
Rio Grande irrigation project at Clepkant Butte tvHI be Inaugurated at once
by tho reclamation service. In accordance with Instructions from the secre-
tnrj of the interior. . .
The plan contemplates that actual
-vr4 ? 4lia !nttnianf rfi
fA V.l. A4y l .- "I . IIUJIWA .. ,0.
bcun by July, 1811.
The Rio Grande project will provide for the reclamation of 180,000 acres
of Innd ljlnj? in Xenr Mexico, Texas and Mexico.
It Is estimated that the entire project will cost 9,000.000.
The clnm &itc virlll he one of the most remarkable structures of Its kind
In the orld. It tvIII have a maximum bcljcht of 2CT feet and the len??th at the
crest itIII be 1400 feet-
The reservoir created will be the largest artificial body of water in the
world. . '.
Ballinger Guilty, -All Inter-!
ior Officials Are. Says
"Washington, D. C". May 2S. Attorney
Vertrees, representing secretary Ballin
ger, made his argument before the in
vestigating -committee tQday. He -re
ferred?ciaien,gth'- thAj,land laws of
completion; that he entered the office
with the single idea to discharge hta
"If the committee should decide
against secretary Ballinger," said Mrl
Vertrees, "it would have to cast, an
imputuation upon every man in the In
terior department who has had -anything
to do with, the Cunningham
The testimony against the secretary
was termed "malevolent vociferation,"
attorney. Vertrees declaring the.re had
bc-eif no substantial charge agains't the
"Guggenheim seems to be the bogie
of the west," said Vertrees with eni7
phasis. "I assume, he. like other men,
has his virtues and his faults. He built
a railroad In Alaska without any stock
6r bond issue, and with his own money.
and that seems to me to be a g-o6d
not bother us. I believe that the indians
around El Paso were very friendly.
"From here we went through Arizona
and stopped in Salt river valley, near
the present capital city of Phoenix. But
there was no Phoenix there then. My
husband brought seme oxen with us, so
that if the mules stampeded we would
have them to pull us. He sold the oxen
to a man, and the indians stole them.
We stayed in Salt river valley for three
Iii.ed in California.
'We lived in California for 20 years. I
Our home was near Los Angeles. My !
husband was a farmer. My daughter j
was born there, and so was a son. Then
we moved to Phoenix and so I saw
what had become of the Salt river val
ley. "Now I am here in El Paso again. I
had read of what a fine city El Paso
was. I have not seen the river yet,
but expect to go down there soon. They
bar it is very small now, but it was a
fine, big river Avhen I as here."
Liu .ur. tpn.ii.iuai: i iiiiu jujiie
sVs ' nid fyfOii a41J'';,'.,i nearly to.
construction of tlie .foundation of the
nAAtn AnfvrA - -T- vwk?k.- al1T 1a.
M.t iun -aCftft-kA . VA. C: J VTJiy OUUii UC
Attorney Withdraws Re
marks and Makes Apology
" Washington, D. C , May
Lawler, assistant attorney general for
the interior department, today said he
had sent to the BaJlinger-PInchot in
vestigating committee and to Chris
topher P. Connolly and James B. Con
nolly, letter disavowing any intention
of doing Messrs. Connolly. anv Iniurv
in his testimony before the committee
and withdrawing his remarks with an
!in rtcv '
who is n lawyer of Mon- I
tana and New T".ork and a well known
magazine writer, filed a slander suit
in the supreme court of the District
Of Columbia against Lawler vesterday
Connolly asked $20,000 damages. The
basis of the action was 'the testimony
allcged to have been given by Law'er
May 17 before the Baliinger-Plnchot in
vestigating committee, wherein Lawler
is alleged to have referred to Connollv
and others as ."despicable scoundrel
who would stoop to any depths of
HE A VY DAMAGE DONE
TO PANAMA CANAL
Xevr Orleans. L.n.. May !iS. A special cablcjcram received here .this morn
ing from Colon sajs:
Accidents to the Panama canal the last 30 das caused a loss of at least
a minion dollars, according to investigations just completed by American
The most serious slide mis at the dam at Gntun.
This caused ,the recent report that the Costa RIean earthquake had dam
aged the workings. A long stretch of railroad trestle vras washed Into the
Culcbra cut was flooded when the dam broke between the canal and
Obispo division, opening a space 150 feet virte, and the loss there will total
half a million dollars. .
Dredge boat o. X, valued at $"0,000 sunk in heavy seas.
Treat For The
- Herald Children Next eek
Xet Wednesday tind Thursday will -be Herald children's dav at Wash
in-ton electric park. The KeraM wild resume its children's davs at the
park this season and will give nhe libtle ones free tickets for various ccn
cessions once every month. The first treat is going to be for next Wed
nesday and Thursday, June 1 and 2. Coupons will be printed in the papr
There will be lots of fun for the boys and girls of The Herald family
playing under the slmdy trees, looking at the animals, riding the mcrrygo
round and Cupid's slide and looking t the pictures in the theater.
Watdi for the coupons.
Fight Between Two Coun
tries Appears to Be an Ab
United States May Capture
Mcaraguan Boat That Got
Washinsrton, D. C, May 28. Official
advices to the state department, frem
both Lima, Peru, and Quito, Ecuador, ia-
j dicate that warlike preparations be
tween Peru and Ecuador are belas rap
idly poshed forward and. a coafliet
May Recapture Vcas.
New Orleans, La., May 28. Advices
this morning are that the United States
I revenue cutter "Windom, now at Gal
eston. Is ordered to prepare to sail
for Nicaragua accompanying the cutter
Davej. The object of the cruise is to
t bring back the Nicaragua -warship Ve
nus, the news of the capture of which
' by the gunboat Paducah is momentarily
i expected here-
If the Paducah is unable to locate tna
Venus, the cutter will be able to effect
Its capture, both being provided with
It is understood to be the Intention
of the United States to capture the boat
and bring it back to New Orleans, where
k left on its mission. A telegram from
Washington in this regard, says:
"State department officials are in
censed at statements contained fn two
cablegrams reported to have been sent
to president Madriz at Nicaragua by se-
i nor Louis Corea, his representative in
th United States, regarding" conditions
under which the steamer Venus, nnw the
NIcaraguan gunboat, obtained her
. eiearance papers at New Orleans.
J "These telegrams,, If authentic, seem
to show conclusively that the Venus was
against the revolutionary forces on the
east coast of Nicaragua and that when
she sailed from New Orleans, she car
ried provisions and implements of war.
"This is contrary to the evidence
said to have been given by the repre
sentatives of the Madriz government
before the linked States court."
Bluefields, Nicaragua, May 2S. The
government forces under cover of the
fire of the gunboat San Jacinto, routed
the insurgents and captured Bluefields
Bluff. This loss to the Estrada forces
probably ends the revolution.
Yesterday morning at 3 oclock, the
Madriz gunboat San Jacinto began
bembarding the bluff, the troops land
ing under cover of the guns. There
was only slight fighting, however, un
til 6 oclock when the Madriz forces
succeeded In taking the position of the
enemy and the bluff.
The Estrada troops were under com
mand of Gen. Zeledon. The force of
Madriz in the engagement Is estimated
at 500 and that of Estrada at 200.
The Estrada gunboats Branca and
Ometepe escaped up the Escondido
The government generals, "Lara and
Chavarria, have not yet attacked Rama.
which Is in the hands of the revolu-
lien. Jiistraaa taxes nis aereat at
Bluefields calmly. He says he Intends
to make further resistance. No damage
has yet been done to American prop
SHERMAN EXPLOSION T"V.aRi:"
MAN, DAMAGES PROPERTY.
Sherman, Tex., May 2S. A boiler lr.
the plant of the Sherman Cotton Oil
& Provision company, exploded this
morning, seriously injuring Simon Sul
ger, an employe. It caused a S2009