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El Paso, Texas,
May 31, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
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VELT TELLS BRITAIN -M
I GOVERN EGYPTIANS
ine mew lexas In
Says Country Must Be Gov
erned hj Somebody and He
'Hopes the English.
FIEMNESS IS THE
Tells the Britishers They
Have Been Too Easy With
Their Dark Subjects.
London. Eng., May 31. Theodore
Roosevelt was today presented with
the freedom of the city of London, and
he accepted the honor "with a literal
Ism that led him to a frankness of
speech that created a sensation in
As the former head of a country that
once paid tribute to Great Britain, the
American statesman gave the mother
land some hold advice as to her duty
toward her most troublesome depend
ency in Africa.
Mr. Roosevelt said it was either right
or not right for Great Britain to be in
Egypt and establish order there. If not
right, she should get out- Mr. Roose
velt "eulogized the British rule in
Uganda and the Sudan. He also de
clared that Great Britain liad given
Egypt the best government that coun
try had had in 2000 years, but in cer
tain vital points it nad erred. Timidity
and sentimentality, he said, might cause
more harm than violence and injus
tice. Mr. Roosevelt denounced the Nation
alist party of Egypt as neither desir
ous nor capable of guaranteeing pri
mary justice- It was trying to bring -1
murderous chaos on the land, he said
Cnnu rQ inn oolI Vi a fmwA -vwabI' I
Aia" '-' 9 cwa. i. ki -J x ci I'1 ca
dent, must govern Egypt. He hoped
and believed the English would decide
that the duty was their's.
On the whole, his speech constituted
the most forcible expression on for
eign topics that the distinguished vis
itor has made during his European
Guild hall has been the scene of
many stirring events since its erec
tion in the fifteenth century. It was
there that the trials of Anna Askew,
the earl of Surrey and lady Jane Grey
were held, but no audience of modern
times has listened more intently to the
proceedings than that which gathered
today to hear the former president of
the United States.
His outspoken views sent a thrill
through the auditors -which will likely
be felt outside the "walls of the ancient
council hall. ,
ROOSEVELT COMING TO
TEXAS TO SPEAK.
Will Take Part in Campaign for Gov
ernor, in Behalf of the Repub
lican Nominee, It Is Said.
Washington. D. C, May 31. As a
preliminary to writing a history ol
Texas, Theodore Roosevelt will enter
the political arena in Texas and other
states this summer in behalf of noml-
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U. S. TO ENJOIN
Washington, D. C, May 31. Following a conference today between presi
dent Taft and attorney general Wlckersham it was learned that a decision was
reached to file an injunction suit against the proposed increase of freight
ratei? tomorrow by the "Western Traffic association.
Senator LaFolIette today introduced a bill declaring that the attorney
general should institute a suit immediately to enjoin the advancement of
railroad rates and sought to introduce a joint resolution declaring it to lie un
lawful to advance rates without the consent of the interstate commerce com
Attorney general Wickersham said today that he is not ei prepared to an
nounce any plans he might have in response to the request for an injunction
against the AVestern Traffic associatloa prohibiting it from putting into effect
an advance In freight rates in the western territory tomorrow.
FUN A T PARK FOR
Fun for The Herald children, lots of It. The first of the series of free
summer entertainments at "Washington park will begrton to Herald children
"Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Thursday afternoon and evening will also be Herald children's day at the
park. Coupons are printed in The Herald today. They will appear three days
Tuesday, "Wednesday and Thursday. Herald children can cut these out and have
a good time at The Herald's epense at the park.
It is pleasant to visit the park thee days and play under the shade trees,
visit with the animals In the zoo and enjoy the amusement privileges of this
beautiful breathing spot.
The Herald coupons are good for the moving pictures and vaudeville per
formance In the park theater, the Cupid's slide and the Mcrrygoronnd. It costs
nothing to enjoy these; only the trouble of cutting out the coupons from
The Herald. There is fun of various other kinds for the children, too, and, al
together it will be pleasant for them to enjoy an afternoon or evening.
Many of the parents are arranging to go out in the afternoon vtith the
children and have basket picnics under the trees, while the little ones enjoy
tliexnxeli es as guests of The Herald-
Owen Says Entire Country
Demands It, But Eepublf
cans Refuse It.
MAKES STRONG- PLEA
Washington, D. C. May 31. "It will
be better for this country." said sen
ator Owen, of Oklahoma, today, "when
senators and members oZ congress
and states legislators and ' mu
nicipal legislators are chosen by
the direct vote of the p'eople
and when the people have the r.ght
of recall by the nomination of a succes
sor to their public servants. The peo
ple will never abuse their po-er." The
senator was speaking in the senate In
favor of a resolution introduced by him,
in accordance with the wishes of the
aegislature of the state of Oklahoma,
providing for the submission of a con
stitutional amendment for the election
of senators by direct vote of the peo
ple. Prevent Corruption.
Such an amendment, he said, would
prevent the corruption of legisla-tures,
would prevent the improper use of
money in the campaigns by men am
bitious to obtain a seat in the senate
j and would canmel candidates for the
senate to be subjected to the severe
scrutiny ofa campaign before the peo
ple and compel the selection of the best
fitted men. Further, he said, it would
popularize government and tend to in-
crease the confidence of the people in
the senate, "'which has been to some
extent impaired in recent years." It
would also prevent deadlocks, he con
tinued, due to political contests ' in
which various states from time to time
had been left unrepresented.
"Widespread Public Iemand.
"I cannot believe," said -senator Owen,
"that the senate is conscious of the
widespread public demand for the elec
tion of senators by direct vote of the
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action taken by the various states,
showing that 36 of them have expressed
themselves, in one form or another, fa
vorably to the election of senators by
direct vote of the people.
"I believe," he declared, "that the will
of the people is far more nearly rignl
in the main than the will of any Indi
vidual statesman who is apt to be hon
ored by them with a seat In the senate;
that the -whole people are more apt to
be safe and sane, more apt to be sound
and honest then a single Individual.
At all event I feel not only willing,
but I really desire to make effective the
will of the people of my state.
Xo Party Difference.
Democratic and Republican states J
alike west Df the Hudson river have
acted favorably in this matter almost
without exception. Only eight or nine
states have failed to act, and I do not
doubt that if the voice of the people
of these states of New England, of New
York, Maryland and Delaware could
find convenient expression, free from
machine politics, every one of them
would favor the election of senators
by direct vote and would favor the
right of the people to instruct their
representative's in congress and the sen
ate. Parties AH Favor It.
"Not only the states have acted al
most unanimously in favor of this right
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INCREASED RA TES
n run no cm
Men Prepare to Break Out of
Colorado Penitentiary and
LEADER KILLED -
BY THE GUARDS
Three Colorado convicts had planned
to make El Paso their operating head
quarters after two of them'had dyna
mited the penitentiary and escaped, but
it happens that one of the convicts
was killed "when he started to do the
dynamiting, the other one was re
strained, and now there is no reunion
of crooks for the Pass City. The man
who jnet his death was Harry Brophy
and he had been in El Paso before, for
it was he who planned the meeting
here, at the alligator pond in the plaza.
Paul Morton or J. E. Morgan, a prisoner
who escaped "while on parole, was the
man to whom the letter was addressed.
He had slipped dynamite, a revolver
and other stuff in for Brophy and asso
ciates to make their attempt to break
out. Brophy was killed when the break
When Brophy's dead body was car
ried into the morgue at the penitentiary
two letters were found upon him, ad
dressed to J. E. Morgan, which is Mor
ton's true name, and as a coincidence in
the line of life Morton was arrested one
J month to a day after they were written.
Letters Tell of Morton's Part.
The letters tell not only of the part
that Morton played, but they invited
him to participate in other dangerous
and hazardous undertakings, and dis
close a mind that is pregnant with evil
and conceptive of a multitude of crimes.
They speak of a "nice caper" Brophy
and Williams were going to "pull off"
in Colorado before they left and in
vited Morton to meet them In EI Paso,
Tex., "where there will be a' nice piece
of money" waiting for him. By way of
parentheses Brophy refers to El Paso
with unconscious irony that should be
flatteringly received "by the citizens of
He wrote his incriminating letter on
the morning preceding the night of
the prison break, and in it he says:
Text of Letter Brophy "Wrote.
"Well, old sport, everything Is fine.
You have done your part and I will do
mine. The big caper comes off tonight.
J I am -writing this in my cell so that I
will have it ready to take with me and
I will mail it when we reach Victor or
Cripple Creek in the morning.
"I hope you have not been worrying
the last month. I received vour postal
all right, but I wouldn't take a chance
on writing you from the inside. I
thougnt It was better to wait until the
25th, as we agreed to do. By the time
you get this you will have heard all
j about us through the papers. I got all
that junk without a rumble of any kind
and everything has gone fine so far
Williams went out this morning and
that Is Mhat I have been waiting for.
"We have changed our plans a little
since you left, so that it will be im
possible for us to go east for a while.
But If you still have the idea that yclu
would like to tangle up with us I will
tell you how you can connect with us.
When you get this letter start imme
diately for El Paso, Tex., and we will
meet you there about two weeks from
now. We intend to pull of a pretty
nice caper In this state in a few days,
so keep your eye on the papers and
you will know how we come out. If
we make good there -will be a nice piece
of money waiting for you, so don't fail
to meet us in El Paso.
Called El Paso a Nice, Gentle Town.
'I can't tell you exactly just when
we will get there because we have to
make a cross-country getaway, and It
may take longer than we expect, but
that is the place we are heading for
and we ought to get there in about
two or three weeks. We may be a
little later than that or possibly a little
sooner, but you start for there right
away. Now El Paso is a nice, gentle
town. They never bother anybody
there, so you needn't be afraid of get
ting picked up. When you get there
don't get your hooks on, but just lay
down and wait until the big show ar
rives. "Now, Zeak, we have doped out a way
so thatyou can't miss us in that town
if you follow the directions, and we are
sure to pick you up. When you- arrive
in El Paso locate the plaza. It Is a park
directly opposite the postbffice, and in
the center of the park there Is an alli
Now you make visits to .
that tank twice a day, once in the
morning at 10 oclock, arid once in the
afternoon at 4 oclock. Stay around the
tank for a fewk minutes at each visit
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GOOD FOR ONE
Washington Electric Park
The Herald wants the children of El Paso to have a good time at "Washington Electric Park Wednesday and Thursday. It
has purchased tickets for them for three of the leading attractions. Cut them out, boys and girls, and have a good time. Go
out any time after 2 oclcck each day. Take your coupons and enjoy the attractions; The Herald pays for your fun.
Alderman Blumenthal Fath
ers Plan for Exercises in
BAND MAY PLAY
THERE ALL DAY
El Paso Is going to have a Fourth
of July celebration. Alderman Sam Blu
menthal says so, and that means that
it will be the right sort, for El Paso
has no more patriotic citizen than Sam
"There ought to be music all day,"
said Mr. Blumenthal, "and I will take
the matter up with the city council at
once, either today or at the Thursday
"There will be a band concert for a
certainty in Cleveland square Monday
night, July 4, and I think there should
be music in the park all day so the
people can go and hear it when thoy
please. The regular weekly concerts
are given on Tuesday evening. We will
have it changed that week to Monday
in honor of the Fourth. Then I think
we ought to have some sort of a
patriotic program In connection with
the concert a speech or so and prayers
and then some fireworks.
"I will see what the aldermen think
of the plan of appropriating money for
the purchase of fireworks. If we can
legally do it, I am sure that the coun
cil will be willing. These could be set
off at the square during the concert.
"We will have some sort of a cele
bration in Cleveland square, if It Is
nothing but the band concert ami snmA
addresses, for I don't think the day
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proper observance, so that the children
win oe maue to understand the signifi- J
cancc or the day.
The plan of alderman Blumanthal
For Herald Children
GOOD FOR ONE
Washington Electric Park
MEXICO OBJECTS TO
TREA TY WITH U. 5.
-Washington, D. C, May 31. Aerial
grcss that secretary of tate Knox and
der line between those two countries.
It will be first treaty governing aviation between nations
The plan i to make compulsory the registration of airships which cross
The recent flights of Charles Iv. Hamilton over the border for Th Herald
at EI Paso and later at Douglas, Ariz., caused the two government to take
up the matter.
meets with the approval of all to whom
it has been broached. The merchants
tuicui n iiuu uo .kLf:j jlia mot jcait uui.
all seem to favor some sort of celebra- j
tlon and tho idea is quite general that
It should be held, in connection with a
concert in Cleveland square. Judge A.
S. J. Eylar and rabbi . Zielonka have
been suggested for addresses, with a
prayer by Rev. C. S. Wright, with
mayor Robinson or ex-mapor Sweeney
presiding over the exercises.
As wasnmgton park will be open
during the day with all the concessions
running, and a ball game in the after
noon, the people will have a chance to
visit the park and picnic beneath the
frees during the-day if they wish, and
then they can return to the city at
night, it is argued, and be near home
for the closing celebration.
The Herald is arranging for its usual
Fourth of July treat for the children
of The Herald family at Washington
park during the afternoon of the
EDITOR OF THE SANTA
ROSA SUN IS DEAD
Passes Away in Few Months After the
Death of His Wife in El Paso
Where She "Was Operated on.
Santa Fe, N. M.. May 31. F. D. Morse,
editor of the Santa Rosa Sun, for a num
ber, of years police judge at Denver and
before that, prominent in Republican
politics In Kansas, died today at Santa
Rosa, his illness dating from his wife's
a few months ago in El Paso,
after an operation.
a son who is an officer- in the Philip
pine scouts, survives.
GOOD FOR ONE
Washington Electric Park
From san .inrocio Express.
navigation has made such ranld nro-
the government cf Mexico are ncgoti-
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- IS UNLAWFUL ACT
Government Begins Trial of
the First Test Case, in
Kansas City, Mo., May 31. Millers,
grain men and bakers of various parts
of the country were In federal court
here today when the case of the govern
ment against the Lexington 31111 and
Elevator company, of Lexington, Neb.,
charged with adulteration In bleaching
flour and with misbranding flour in
violation of the pure food and drug act,
was called before judge Smith Mc
Pherson. The case is based on the govern
ment's seizure of 625 sacks of flour in
a grocery store at Castle, Mo., and Is
brought under the admiralty law, which
gives the government the right to seize
FORMER TJ. S. TREASUER. DIES.
New York, May 31. Charles Henry
Treat, until a Sew months ago treas
urer of the United States, to which po
sition he was appointed by president
Roosevelt, died of apoplexy in his
apartments last night. He was 68 vears
OIL EXPERT THINKS
WELL OF CAMP CITY
Out of five 3 ears experience as oil operator and contractor in the Okla
homa oil fields, II. M. Atlami, who has Just returned from an Inspection of the
oil formation at Camp City, N. M., concludes that the prospects for finding
oil in paying quantities at Camp Citare very encouraging.
Mr. Adams was lnt-ret,td in 5ie Oklahoma oil lands both at a.i operator
and a contractor and s titer Miulilv rninlliar with conditions am! fo-.Mnatt.uii in
that field. He finds tte formatl'Mit at Camp City very simil.tr :o those in
Oklahoma and believes ih-.t tUey justify the sinking of at least two wrlh.
'I am conservative, said Mr. Adams, 4vrhcn I state that the indication
for oil at Camp City are very encouraging." Mr. Adams Is not interested in
the oil property there but made the trip with a view to investing should ho
find encouragement to do so.
Mr. Adams has been interested In the oil business for five years. He re
sides at present at Helen, X. M., and at one time vns a resident of El Paso.
The contractors at Camp City have abandoned the original well and are busy
transferring the boring rig to a site hliont "00 feet from the original well.
The transfer will consume nil of the p resent week aud active "work, on boring
a new well will begin next week.
Aside From Heavy Loss in
Battle, Troops Are Suffer
ing From Petilence.
United States May Be Called
Upon to Decide Which Is
New Orleans. La, May 3L A cable
gram received here this morning from
Bluefields, Nicaragua, says:
"A conference early this morning in
which Estrada's staff participated prac
tically decided to engage Madris's re
maining forces in open battlefield hrQ
this afternoon or tocnorro-w. ,The de
cision was reached following reports of
scouts that Madriz's men are greatly
weakened and are probably unable to
withstand an attack, because of lack
of provisions and the ravages of dis
ease In camp.
Venus Is Inactive.
"The Madriz steamer Venus has not
been permitted to bombard -the trenches
back of Bluefields. This would have
necessitated firing over the city; The
United States gunboat Padncah Is pre
pared for action, although the necessity
for this did not arise.
-Rumors state that zhe bluff was lost
to Estrada though treachery and -the
taking of this strong position by the
Madriz forcej has materially lessened
Estrada's chances of success, but Es
trada's men still maintain that he sur
rendered the bluff to draw the Madria
End Near for Madriz.
Cablegrams received this . morning
telling the details of the death of the
Madriz forces, were shown to. the 'Madriz-
junta, which had also received
messages today to the same effect.
Five hundred of the government
forces are dead from the fighting and
pestilence as a result of the operations
of a week about Bluefields. The great
est casualties were caused by the rap d
fire machine guns from Estrada-'s
trenches. The defenders of the city lost
a hundred killed and wounded.
Friends of Madriz in the New Orleans
junta said: "President Madriz may as
well abandon the struggle in Central
America, for evidently his government
is about to be suppleplanted by that of
1 Estrada. it seems that theAmerican
j state department is determined to put
j permanent peace of the country, the
more concessions he toII likely receive
This statement was made following
the receipt of the news here that the
United States had ordered more troops
More American Marines.
Washington. D. C, May SI. The navy
department is doing everything in rts
power to strengthen the ismall force of
less than 100 marines TIth the blue
Jackets on the Paducah now at Blue
fields. The cruiser Dubuque, which
was rushed from Bluefields to the
isthmus to secure reinforcements, ha
already taken aboard 200 of the ma
rines that- have been encamped at Em
pire and sailed from Cristobal for Blue
fields. It is believed that with a landing
fcrce of about 300 American marines
and perhaps some bluejackets In the
city, protected by the guns of the twe
warships, the Paducah and Dubuque,
foreign interests can be protected.
XJ. S. Mnst Decide.
While the state department maintains
a complete silence on ..developments
around Bluefields, it is acknowledged
in diplomatic circles that the action of
Estrada in removing the custom house
irora the Bluefields bluff and the an
nouncement of the Madriz garrison that
the government will continue to demard
payment of duties there, has placed th s
government in an embarrassing posi
tion. On the first occasion 1n which an
American vessel is held up for double
duties, the question wiH be put square
ly up to the department as to which
of the combatants is the responsible
government of Nicaragua and entitled
to collect import duties. So far the
Tnlted States avoided recognition of