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El Paso, Texas,
June 8, 1910 - - - 16 Pages
All the News
Herald Prints It First
"White It's Fresh.
Another American Heiress
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Wedded To Poo
Monument to Prisoners Who
Died on Johnson's Island,
FOR MANY YEARS
Sandusky, O., June 8. A monument to
the memory of Confederate officers and
soldiers buried on Johnson's island,
Sandusky bay, Lake Erie, was dedicated
today. The movement to erect the
statue originated with the Robert Pat
ton chapter of the United Daughters of
the Confederacy, of Cincinnati, O. The
chapter purchased -the cemetery in 1908,
when It ttos found that the spot around
which so many historic memories clus
tered, was being neglected and prac
tically abandoned. Its only visitors
were the veterans of a Grand Army j
post who every Decoration day held me
morial services for their former foes.
Headstones for Graves.
Prior to this, however, one effort
had been made to save the cemetery!
irom the neglect into wmen it -naa
fallen. In 18S9 a party of editors and
officials of the state of Georgia visit
ed the island. They saiw only broken
fences and weed grown mounds. Stirred
by the sight, they returned home and
raised a fund which provided headstones
of Georgia marble for each of the 206
graves. It was then found that 54 of
them must remain nameless for the
memory of the burled had vanished.
Prison for Officers.
Lieut. Col. "William Hoffman, federal
commissary general of prisoners, leas
ed 40 acres of land on Johnson's island
In the fall of IS 61 from L. B. Johnson.
Thp IntonHnn tvti tn iisp this land
solely for the accommodation of Con- 5
federate officers and, although during
the subsequent years of the war, small
bodies of privates were from time to
lime sent to the island, it was usually
through error, and they "were invari-
ablv nromntlv drafted to other prisons, i
The island lies In Sandusky bay, about
'- - - .1
three miles from the town of Sandusky,-;
and the post "was knownpcficiaily as
"Depot Prisoners -of TfrTr, Johnson's
Island, near Sandusky. O."
3-690 Prisoners at One Time.
Tiie -greatest number' of prsoneri
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Lite IJJUS-t- Ui LilC nXL. illl iu ail uuwut
10,000 officers and soldiers 'were im
prisoned there and 220 deaths were re
corded. Fourteen of the dead were
buried on the .mainland. "
"When the first prisoners' died. Mr.
Johnson gave his consent to their burial
on the Island and the cemetery was laid
out under his personal direction. No
lease on the land was ever executed
and no compensation jriven for its use.
Subsequently, at the close of the "war.
Mr. Johnson, at his own expense, built
a "wire fence around the plot and kept
It in repair for several years.
Graves Fenced In.
Later on an officer from the Colum
bus federal barracks visited the island
and had the original fence removed and
a more substantial one erected in its
stead. For many years afterwards the
cemetery was allowed to fall into de
cay until, in 18S1, the veterans of Mc
Meen's post. Grand Army of the Re
public, of Sandusky, O., paid a P'
erous tribute to the men who fcd
cemetery -weeded and cared for audi4
on the Memorial day following held
services there similar to those held overt
the Union dead in Oakland cemetery,
Grne Decorated Yearly.
Every succeeding Memorial day up
to three years ago they carried out
similar services. As the veterans were
nil men in advanced years they were
forced in 1307 to discontinue their trips
to the island. They decided also that j in anticipation of the advance of the
iv view cf the fact that up to that time j federal troops.
practically no Interest had been shown Maximiliano Ramirez Bonilla, the for
In -the Confederate graves by either the j mer rebel leader, and Col. "Victor Mon
relatives or friends of those burled tenegro are said to be at the head of
there, there "was no demand on them j the uprising.
to continue the services. The towns of Tinum. TJayama and
Thl; action by the Grand Armv post I Tunkas, all between Merida and Valla
became -widely known and drew the at- j doloid, have been attacked, but reports
tention of the' various Confederate or- I say that the families of all residents
ionizations throughout the country to except officials have been unmolested,
the neglected condition of one of the 1 To what extent the insurgents pil
antjst memorable landmarks of the great lsed or killed at these places has not
"struggle. The Daughters of the Confed
eracy become Interested. The cam
paign was headed by the Robert Patton
post which raised the. funds for the
purchase of the cemetery and then is
sued another appeal for a fund to pro
vide a suitable monument to the dead.
Money -was liberally contributed
throughout the south and a substantial
amount was also raised in the north.
The commission for sfche monument was
given to Sir Moses Ezekiel who exe-
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San Angelo, Tex., Jane S. The sum. of $350,000 Is the price paid today for
a ranch of 35,0C0 acres, sold by It, R. Wade, who resides at Dublin, Ireland.
The buyers are n syndicate of three Sweetwater bankers, J. T. Haley, Thomas
Trammel 'and R. L. McCauley, and a Missouri capitalist, O. Harris, of Harris,
The ranch is bought for the purpose of the colonization of farmers.
VOULD MAKE BRIDGE
WHIST A FELONY
Baton Rouge, La., June S. Representative De Rouen has given notice of
n bill in the lower house for "the absolute Repression of playing bridge
"I am introducing this measure' said Mr. De Rouen, "for the benefit of
the children of my state, who rarely have an opportunity to know their bridge
"It is also for the benefit of bus bands who hardly have a speaking ac-
ltance tilth their bridgc-playiug
Mexicans Will Have to Wait
Until All the Ammunition
Is Used in Battle.
WATER ON RANCHES
Mexico City, Mex., June 8. Troops
are being sent to the affected region in
Campeche and Yucatan, from the near
est Mexican seaports, but owing to the
lack of transportation In the two
states, it will be hard to reach the war
There are no railroads in Campeche
and only a few short lines near the
coast in Yucatan, with the result that
the interior is at the mercy of the
Indians. The troops have never been
able to make any headway against the
Indians In the jungles and mountains
and at present the plantation owners
and employes are at the mercy of the
It Is reported that the indians have
poisoned the water on many haciendas
nd in that manner kined
The Only Hope.
The only hope of the Mexican offi
cials is that the indians and warring
Spaniards will run out of ammunition.
Owing to the mountains separating the
territories from Gautemala, arms can
not bo brought from that direction and
the Mexican officials can guard the
seaports, but in the meantime, the in
terior is unprotected and the Indians
can carry on their campaign of pillage,
burning and murder without opposi
tion save what little the ranchers and
their help can offer, as the troops
cannot reach the interior except under
verv trvinj? circumstances, and Then
the fever overcomes the new arrivals
snoruy auei tire -ic. " 1-,"u"''
unless they have been there before and
Women and Children Killed.
While the Yucatan officials will give
no information regarding the uprising
.,- m -, , a, A .
or .viaya inaians, tney immu wie iu"
-ef-'-VailadoUd has been sacked and
many government employes killed.
The present outbreak is said to be
the most serious, in the district in the
last 15 years. According to many re
ports, the insurgents did not stop at
...,, o-nvornmAnt officials:- but
slaughtered the women and children of
Reports which have reached here In
dicate that there has been much blood
shed and that the insurgents are pre-
-I'paringfbr a battle with the government
l Foriy Are 'Killed.
The independent newspaper. El Dicta
men, publishes dispatches from Merida,
the capital of Yucatan, to the effect
j that 40 persons were killed by the
Maya Indians taturaay.
Other djspatches received here say
that 5000 of these Indian insurgents
sacked the town of Valladoloid, 95
miles to the southeast of Merida, kill
ing all the principal government em
ployes. The jefe politico and the judge
of the criminal court are among the
dead. They seized rifles and pistols and
instituted a reign of terror. Many of
the inhabitants of "Valladoloid are flee-
The gunboat Morelos has already left
Vera Cruz with 600 soldiers aboard,
while the Yucatan gunboat Zaragosa is
lying in the harbor ready to take 1000
'additional troops from the interior.
Railroad and telegraph communica-
tidn between, Merida and the scene- of
the trouble is -now cut off. Twenty
miles of the Yucatan railroad has
J been destroyed by the indians.
It is reported that many teiegrapn
operators have been killed or are pris
oners. Rebels Are Entrenched.
The rebels are strongly entrenched
vot been learned.
It is understood that the cause of th
trouble is dissatisfaction on the part of
the indians over the action of the gov
ernment officials regarding lands, but
the exact point of controversy has ,not
been made clear in the reports.
Los Anrele?. Cal.. June 8. After re
constructing 90 miles of railroad, the
Salt Lake line will have completely re
covered bj Friday of this week from
one of the most disastrous washouts In
the history of railroading.
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Following the Italian Earth
quake, Province at Sea Is
Swept by Terrible Wind.
HAND OF FATE
Naples, Italy, June S. A series of
slight shocks were felt during the
night at points in southern Italy. To
day, however, the people throughout the I
region severely shaken yesterday, are
calmer In the belief that the worst is
American ambassador Irishman vis
ited the American cruiser New York in
the harbor today. If the necessity
arises, the cruiser will contribute to
the work of relief for the quake suf
ferers. Ttnmo Ttnlr June . S. Misfortune
seems to have chosen Italy as a tar- j
get. While the south has been afflicted
by an earthquake, the "vast region of
Sardinia, the largest island in the Med
iterranean, after Sicily, was ravaged
Tuesday by a violent cyclone. The dis
tricts of Lanusei, Tortolti, Ilobiene,
Elini and Jeru have been devastated
and the .crops, vineyards and cattle de
stroyed. It is believed that many shep
herds have fallen to their fate with
their flocks. The damage in Sardinia
is estimated at $2,000,000.
The seismic disturbances of Tues
day embraced practically the whole of
southern Italy as well as a portion of
Tuscany and Venetia to the north.
The district where serious damage
occurred only extends about 50 miles
around mount Vulture, an extinct vol
cano, near the town of Calitri in the
province of Avelline.
This region has suffered much in the
past from earthquake shocks and in
1S51, S0Q persons were killed.
The military and civil authorities,
are hard at work rendering aid to the
Injured, preparing places of shelter
for the homeless and bending their en
ergies to the reestabllshment of or
der. Damage Severe.
While the city or Avelline practically
escaped damage, the town of Calitri
suffered severely. Reports indicate
that half the buildings In Calitri have
been wrecked. -eafiiuraUujskGf&-killctl
In that placeJsaestimat'ed at from 25
lo 50, while scores have been seriously
From many other towns come stories
of fallen homes, death and suffering.
At San Sele in the province"" of Po
tensa, six persons were killed and Ave
Injured. The convicts in the prison
at Benevento became panic stricken
and tried to force their way past the
guards, but were overpowered.
King Victor Emmanuel and queen
Helena reached Arellino at 10 oclock
last night. They left today for Cali
tri and other stricken towns and will
be joined by the duke of Aosta,
Last night the people of Arellino,
although' somewhat reassured by the
fact that the shocks did not recur
through the day, remained in the open.
BEER AND SODA
Beer Pumps Much Cleaner,
"Declares Brewers' Chief.
The Army Canteen.
Washington, D. C. June S. "If a beer
pump were compared with the average
soda fountain," said Carl J. Hoster,
president of theUnited States Brewers'
association, in opening the 50th conven- j
tion of that body today, "it will be seen
that thq beer pump is In a hS'gienic
class by itself."
Mr. Hoster declared that far from
apologizing for being" a brewer, he j
recognized in every one a logical pro
jnoter of true temperance. He predicted
a speedy return to the license of those
states which adopted prohibition or
The vigilance committee, which re
ported today, believes the year just
ended marked the height and beginning
of a recession of the wave of prohibi
tion. ' v
A strong argument for the restora
tion of the army canteen was made in
the report of the publication commit
tee. Dr. C. T. Race, who had a friendly
mlsunderstandimr with an automobile
and came out second best, Is again on
the streets as spry as he was before
the late unpleasantness with the bug-gy.
Act Of Kindness Appreciated By the Men Higher Up
His letters sometimes come addressed
as Robert Armstrong, Esq. More often,
however, Mr. Robert Armstrong Is the
cue for letters, and in this instance a
voucher for $11.55 "for him, but on the
.western division of the Southwestern,
and among railway men in ElVPaso, he
Ijust plain Bob Armstrong-, fee likes
it better that way.
But all this has nothing' to do with
his heart, which on May 5 began to
throb harder than the big locomotive
he -was driving and which resulted in
him doing a simple act of kindness that
started things in his favor and attract
ed the attention of five railroad men,
Including passenger conductor J. B.
Carothers, of the Southwestern; W. J.
Spohr. ticket seller at the union sta
tion: W. M. Johnson, chjef clerk to H.
J. Simmons, gWeral manager of the
Carnegie Institute Says That
Many, of Them Ought to
Be Closed Up.
THE DUTY OF THE
New York, June 6. The Carnegie
Foundation for the advancement of
teaching issues today a most signif I
cant report on medical education In
the United States, and Canada The re
port was prepared by Mr. Abraham
Flexner and contains an Introductory
statement by Dr. Henry' S. Pritchett,
president of the Carnegie Foundation.
The significant facts which the re
port proves are, in president Pritchett's
judgment, the following: (1) There has
been for a quarter of a century past
an enormous overproduction of Iir
trained doctors; (2) this over supply of
111 trained men is to be ascribed to
the existence of independent or pro
prietary schools, commercially man
aged, and dependent on fees for sup
port: (3) the cheap quality of most
of the instruction furnished bv medi
cal schools; (4) the fallacy of the idea l
that these ineffective schools are jus
tified by the argument that they en
able poor boys to get a chance in the
medical profession; (5) the necessity
for a complete revision of the arrange
ments that now hold as between medi
cal schools and the hospitals in which
their clinical instruction is given.
The report that follows is based on
a personal investigation of every medi
cal school in the United Statss and
Canada by Its author, Mr. Flexner, a
teacher, not a medical man.
After a brief historical survey, show
ing that medical education in America,
after a favorable start, soon declined to
a commercial basis, the report -undertakes
to set forth the contents and char-
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Snapshot of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.,
taken as he was carrying: a boquet to
his ilancee, Miss Eleanor B. Alexander,
of 3few Vork. Yoanjr Roosevelt is de
voting almost his entire time to prepa
rations for his coming wedding:, and
han already attended to such details as
ordering; the wedding rinjr, making: cer
tain that no minor matters will cause
a hitch in the ceremonies. The wed
ding: Is set for June 20, two days after
Col. Roosevelt g;eis home.
r Than His Esrine
Southwestern; Mr. Simmons, himself,
and A. L. Hawley, secretary and audi
tor of the road.
Since then Mr. Armstrong, who drives
the big locomotive, No. 19, pulling No.
5, the fastest train on the western di
vision of the Southwestern, has worked
unconscious that the little service per
formed by him had caused several con
ferences and the unwinding of several
yards of railroad red tape.
The first Intimation he had of It was
when he was summoned to appear be
fore Mr. Simmons in his private office,
where he was given a voucher for
$11.55, which reimbursed him for the
fare of an old woman and a little girl,
names and present address unknown,
which he paid from Noria to Douglas,
Ariz, rather than whirl by in his en
gine and remember they would be
forced to walk to Douglas.
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MISS MARGARETTA DREXEL.
larriage Dowry to the Vis
count 'Maidstone Is to Be
London, Eng., June S. The marriage
of viscount ilaidstone, son of the earl
of "WInchelsn and Nottingham, and Miss
Margaretta Armstrong Drexel, daugh
ter of Anthony J. Drexel, the first of
three Anglo-American weddings to take
place in London this month, was cele
brated this afternbn at St. Margaret's,
But for the death of the king-, placing
many people in mourning, this -would
have been one of the big social events
of the season.
The bride wore a gown of soft cream
satin with a long court train of whjte
and gold brocade, while 'her lace veil
and the lace on her gown was that
worn by her mother, grandmother and'
great-aunt on their weddings.
The Marriage Dowry.
Viscount Maidstone is a penniless
British nobleman, rle defeated 12 other
titled youths of Europe. in the mar
riage marathon' for the -hand of Mar
garetta Drexel, the beautiful American
heiress, and is to receive' a dowry on
the instalment plan.
It was learned here today that in
stead of giving a lump sum, the bride's
father, has aranged a marriage settle
ment which allows only $5000 the first
year, $10,000 for the second year, 15,
000 for the third year, and so on in an
ascending scale up to $50,000. Thus,
viscount Maidstone is not to receive a
G. Byron Cady
Standing in Mr. Simmons' office
twirling hi3 hat, the big fellow was non
plused when he was given the voucher.
That heart of his again came Into ac
tion and he could not speak. Railroad
men are not often included in the ranks
of those who "give a lift" to weary
pedestrians they pass along the road,
and the service was not to be overlooked
by the railway officials.
It all happened as a result of the
Southwestern station agent at Noria,
who casually remarked to Armstrong,
as he arri'ed westbound from El Paso
and alighted to oil his locomotive at
Noria, "there's an old woman and a
little girl somewhere west of here walk
ing to Douglas. They passed through
here an hour ago."
"That so?" replied Armstrong as he
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fabulous dot, as was believed through
out Europe. " "
Bishop Performs Ceremony.
- The bishop of London performed the
ceremony and It was the most fashion- j
able wedding of the present season, un
account of the wealth and social promi
nence of the bride and her parents,
and the unquestioned ancient lineage
of the bridegroom, the guests Included
members of England's most exclusive
social circles, as well as anumber or
prominent American famllies.
The death of king Edward VII de
prived the-young couple of an unusual
honor," as his majesty had signified his
intentio'n of bejng present at the cere
monies, and 'for this reason It has been
necessary to curtail the festivities.
TO (HJLF RAILWAY
Seymour, Tex., June 8. There will be
a new railroad from the Texas Pan
handle to the gulf, according to an an
nouncement made here this morning by
George "tt Ajigle, of New York, who is
here representing eastern capitalists.
He says the first 200 "miles will be
built from Miami to Vernon and Sey
mour. ,Two engineering- corps are now
in the' field and the preliminary sur
vey from Vernon to Miami is expected
to be completed in a week.
It is. believed the terminal of the line
at the gulf will be Aransas Pass.
KIXNE TO BE SECRETARY
OF 5 AX DIEGO EXPOSITION
C. A. Kinne, who has been secretary
of the chamber of commerce for the J
past two years, has received an offer
from the San Diego Exposition company
to become secretary of that company,
iwhich is arranging to hold an expo
sition In San Diego in 1915. Secretary
Kinne said Wednesday that he had it
INDIANS DRIVE GIRL
FROM CAMP AS WITCH
Saztbcraanlino, Calif., June S. Driven by fenr of death at the hands of
her tribe, -whose members believe her to be a vritch, Mamie Holmes, nn Indian
STlrl 1( years old, has walked more than a hundred milca, from the Coachllla
reservation, to the Santa Manuel reservation near Richland.
She was found by the officers of the reservation an she -was about to re
deem herself from "-nitchhooiT' by bathlnjr in the Tvnters of Arrowhead river.
The Kirl vraK taken in eharsTc by Indian aprent Eoycc, who says he learned,
several da nnro of preparations to torture and kill her. She ivill be sent te
the povcrnment school at Phoenix.
Sufficient proof to the Indians that the Kirl vras a witch were the fact
that several on the reservation -were taken III, a pumpkin viae Tithered after
the crlrl's shadow hatl fallen on it, and a dojr chained la front of her parents'
shack howled nil night.
2 Iliy LiUJ ill
Iowa Election Is Divided Be
tween the Stand-Patters
and the Insurgents.
IN BOTH RANKS
An Independent Republican
Wins Nomination in South
. Dakota Illinois Politics.
De3 Moines, la,, June 8. 'While re
turns from yesterday's primaries ar
still faa- from complete, the nomination
of B. F. Carroll, the standpat Republi
can, and Claude R. Porter, the Demo
crat, seems certain.
The Republican nomination for gov
ernor is this afternoon still claimed by
both the stalwarts and progressives by
10,000. The result Is apparently very
close. Unquestionably, Garst; the pro
gressive candidate, has gained consider
ably over his vote of two years ago,
when he was defeated by Carroll. Plf-ty-sfx
counties out of 99 give Garst 14.
930 against 11,005 for Carroll. Two
years ago these counties gave Garst
7051 and Carroll 16,394. At 1 o'clock
the Register and Leader, progressive,
declared Garst's nomination a certainty.
Neither governor Carroll nor the Dally
Capital, stalwart, admits Carroll's de
Eight Republican "progreersives" and
three stand patters were nominated for;!
Congressman Hull, one of the stand
patters of the house, was defeated fori
renomination in the seventh district by
judge Prouty by 1100.
In the ninth district, however, judge!
Walter Smith, a stand patter, was re-J
nominated by 2000 over attorney gen
Other results were:
Second district. Charles GrHk. of
Davenport, progressive, unopposed. J.
A. .DeArmond, Democratic nominee.
Third district, Charles E. Pickett, of
Fourth district, G. N. Haugen, of
Nbrthwood, progressive. D. D. Murphy,
of Blkader, Democrat.
Fifth district, James W. Good, of
Cedar Rapids, progressive. . C- Kuber.
Sixth district, N. E. Kendall, of Albia.
progressive. Daniel W. Hamilton, of
Tenth district, Congressman Frank
P. Woods, progressive. The Democrats
made no nomination.
Eleventh district, Elbert H. Hub
bard, of Sioux City, progressive. No
nomination by Democrats and no oppo
sition from the stand patters.
Of the foregoing progressives all are
renomlnations exceut that of Grinlk.
The returns are sufficiently heavy,
apparently, to give sound basis to
claims of the nomination of congress
man 'Kennedy, a "stand pat" over S. W.
Brookheart in the tirst.
The contest between H. M. Towner,
a "stand patter" and J. H. Darrah, pro
gressive. In the eighth district Is in
Wisconsin Republican Meet.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 8- For the
first time In six years the Republicans
of Wisconsin will meet in state conven
tion here this afternoon for the purpose
of ascertaining the general party senti
ment toward the national- administra
tion and consider the advisability of
recommending candidates for state of
fices, to be voted for at the September
Among the thousand delegates are a
number of former followers of senator
LaFollette, but the majority are adher
ents of the Stalwart wing- of the party.
Independent Repabllcan Wins.
Sioux Falls, S. D., June S. Late re
turns indicate that George W. Egan,
Independent Republican candidate for
governor, has won over governor Ves
sey, a progressive, and S. H- Elrod.
stalwart candidates. Egan's supporters
claim the nomination by three to five
The progressives say they are confi
dent they have nominated the remain
der of the state ticket and their two
candidates for congress. The stalwarts
on the other hand, claim their candi
dates, congressmen Martin and Burke,
have been renominated. The congress
ional situation will not be cleared up
until complete returns are received.
Egan surprised the progressives and
stalwarts alike by his vote.
The first directory of the Tri-State
Telephone and Telegraph company is
being distributed this week. An Inno
vation In the new directory Is that In
stead of ring one and ring two for
party lines, they are now listed as L
and X. e