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El Paso, Texas,
August 1, 1910- --12-Pages
EI Paso Fair
5 October 29th To
Nov. 6tk, 1910
KILLS WIFE, CHILD,
COMMITS SUICIDE BY SHOOTING
P P 1 0 D r M 111 M
1 1ir it ifuli !
Uilil I Lil II ILL
Fears Defeat for Many Pro
posed Pet Measures at the
LAW NOT A VICTORY
(Horace H. Shelton.)
San Antonio. Tex., Aug. 1. The spec
ial session of the legislature has now
been in progress 10 days. Little has
been accomplished and governor
Campbell has not yet shown his hand
If he has anv intentions of trying ta
strike a death blow to the liquor traf
fic in Texas.
The nomination of Colquitt for gov
ernor is now conceded, but beyond the
demand for an investigation of the
charges that money was used to de
feat submission at the last session
of the legislature and to probe into
the recent campaign expenses of the
governor, there has been nothing sub
mitted by the governor or done by
the legislature that could be construed
as in any way an attack on Colquitt.
It is possible that the governor is
waiting until some of his pet hobbies
have been gotten out of the way be
fore he takes any action that will
precipitate a fight.
The real reason, however, seems tJ
be that the governor realizes that the
recent election was a repudiation of
his administration and that he cannot
hope to line up the legislature in favor
of his policies.
All Favorite Defeated.
Every man the govereor was known
to favor was defeated. Dashiell was
o erwhelminjgly defeated for railroad
rommissloner. McCord, the governor's
appointee for associate justice of the
court of criminal appeals, suffered a.
like fate. Colquitt, who denounced the I
go ernor and his policies from every
stump in the state, was elected by a
verv large plurality.
The facts are having their effect
on the members of the legislature. Two
5 ears ago when Williams ran against
Campbell the citizens f Texas regis
tered a violent protest against the
governor. This was repeated even !
more emphatically this year. Legis- '
-,- .,?, fut.ira Tiniitfri am i r nn; .
a ..!,. ii nf tho-m nr niirsine
bees in th'eir bonnets, are inclined to
V.llr thnt it is time- to cut loose from J
.11.- -. i-.ii r,r.u?, Thn n-Avorn-.r
pbell policies. The governor,
of good judgment, yearns to
uY. . !
There was some taTk of the gov
ernor submitting the 2 cent fare bill,
but on good authority t is learned
that it will not be done. Realizing
the bill would meet an inglorious de
feat the governor will save his face
by not bringing up the matter.
Submission Disposition Planned.
A resolution favoring a constitu
tional convention may be passed, not
because governor Campbell wants it,
hut because Colquitt and the anti-pro-hibitionists
think that is the easiest
matter of disposing of the trouble
some question of submission, which
was endorsed at the primaries.
An analysis of the vote cast at the
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'HOPPERS SfOF TRAFFIC
"Wichita Falls, Tex., A tic:. 1. Grashopperx by the hundreds of thocsend",
Mown from Kansas and Oklahoma, collecting on street car and railway tracks
this mornin?, caused an interference t" traffic. The insects cover the side
vralks, awnings and streets. Xo damage to crops has been reported from them
Denver, Colo.. Aug. 1. Insne, It is luelicied, as v result of brooding:
over the accounts of the murders and suicide which took place In Denver
eight dayK ago, Mrs. lahel Eveland tliis morning shot and killed her husband,
Joseph A. Evcland, as he lay asleep in bed and then killed herself. Xeigh-'
bory, who say the pair lived happily, believe Mrs. Eielnnd'K mind became de
ranged from reading the accounts of the slaying by Mr.s. Lulu Ferres of her
1'cshand, followed by oirn suicide.
The El Paso Herald will pay $500
to any Charitable Institution ih
the city if after an examination
by three disinterested parties, it
cannot prove that its
Daily City Circulation
is more than DOUBLE that of
any other paper
Manv Club Members and
Guests Enjoy Open House
A3most everyone in El Paso has seen
the new home of the Toltec club as It
stands newly completed at the junction
of San Antonio street and Magoffin
avenue- Back of the equine drinking
fountain and the plot of grass, Toltec
place, rises a mountain of structural
beauty, familiar to every resident of the
But Saturday was the first opportuni
ty for the many to see what was con
tained in the building, the perfection of
decorators art therein. All during' the
afternoon and night, club members and
their friends were entertained at an'
It had been planned to hold the open
ing at a later date, but such was the
demand of the club's friends that Sat
urday the doors were opened that they
might seee the interior. The formal
opening wilil be' held later
Quite informal was the affair of Sat
urday night. It was merely an hour
of congratulation at the perfection of
the uew club home. Refreshments were
served to the women visitors, and a
hop was held in the ball room, the most
beautiful part of the building. Those
who inspected the building saw:
Modern Appointments Many.
Uppermost a roofgarden, yet unfin
ished. But the broad expanse of white
gravel denotes many cool summer
nights to came with the club men rest
ing in fresh breezes high above the
heat of the city. In the center of the
gravctled roof stands a framt structure,
containing the last station of the eleva
tor, and the stair case.
Looking over the edge of the stairs
from the roof house, one gazes through
dizzy space, a maze of brown wood
work, and at last upon the tiled floor
of the street entrance. Through the
entire building a brown color scheme
Is carried out, the brown varying from
deep walnut to a dain'v yellow tint. In
every room i brown somewhere, in all
a most attractive color play.
There are 30 tastily furn'shed bed j
rnnmi. on toe iourtii a.uu iuin ii" :
civen over to tho livms quarter;,- of tne
clubmen. Trom the halls of brown J
WOOnwoiK, r" ". ' wi-
one steps into a series of dainty bed
chambers, done in mahogany woodwork
even to the individual telephones which
one stens into a series of dainty
! hang on the wall of each room. Dif
ferent tints of waflls and rugs are tounu
in the "0 rooms, those of the topmost
floor containing white beds, and of the
fourth floor, brass bedsteads and ma
hogany furniture. There is no objec
tionable regularity about the living
quarters. Baths connect the suites of
rooms and large shower bath rooms
are found with hall entrances.
Prominent on the tliird floor is the
grill rooms,, a most attractivea feature.
"Woodwork is of a green mission, mas
sive and effective. Walls are of a ,
rich deep red, even to the spacious fire-
ptiace of red briek. As are all other im
portant rooms of -the building, the walls
of the grIH are fraught with fresco
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in El Paso.
San Diejjo, Cal., Auk. 1. After killiuc three persons, including his wife
and child, and mortally woundinc; a fourth and seriously i-.ouuding: a fifth,
Bert S. Durham, a dlschnrjced employe of the local fire department, ended a
man hunt that bepran at 1 oelock: this morning: by fatally .shooting; hiniNelf
through the head. Durham had been hunted nelentlesIy for hours.
Ills victims are: Donald Grant, engineer of engine company Ao. .?
Urn. Durham and child, beaten to death with a piece of .steel.
Ieter Sampsell, captain of hose company, dying.
Guy Elliott, driver of how company, .seriously Iiet.
Mrs. Durham and child were beaten to death as they lay asleep in a room
in n downtown lodprinp; house. The firemen ere nhot down when they re
sponded to a false alarm of fire turn cd in by the murderer who lay in am
bush for his former comrades.
Durham's motive for shooting: the firemen was re enp;e for his discharge
from the department after repeated quarrels with his captain. That occurred
some months ago. "Why he killed hi -vife and child, Is unknown. It Is
J thought Mrs. Durham had feared for
The cuts are printed by courtesy
Mr.s. Frank Bell and baby, vife and
now Huing- for divorce.
Democratic Candidate For
xCenOnUliatlOn aS Sheriff
HARPER AUGUST 8.
F. .T. Hall, defeated for rer.omlnatlon I
for sheriff of El Paso county by Peyton
or snerur or tA .Paso counts by Peyton
. Edwards in the JemocraUcprhnarv
i,t t..i ,-, .
eld July 23, f,led notice Monday morn-
J. Edwards in the liPmocrati. nrimre
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ing tnat lie would contest the election given credit for. Hall also alleges that
of his opponent. The case has been set the Democratic executie committee act
for 9 oelock Thursday morning, August ?d illegsilly in refusing to count the bal
10, before James IL Harper, judge of , lots cast in precinct Xo. 27. Avhere it is
the 34th district court. Notice of con- I alleged a majority of 27 votes was cast
test was fiied with the district clerk. I for 7iim
TT SUDStanee ot the charges made by j
Hall is that in precincts No. 1, 2, 3, 4. 5 J
I and G, many persons not qualified to I
vote were allowed to cast their ballots;
ami that many illiterate persons, not
able to read and write the English Ian-
guage ere in effect directed to vote ;
lJ EdJiafs b-y, the ?esIdlS J"dge or j
ume ui tne uiner oincers ot election.
The notice of contest also avers that in I.., ......... . . . , .
precincts 8. 9, 10, 11 and 12. manv r, V
rors in counting were made, and a re- I ""
count is demanded. It 'is further set ! "'
forth that the executive committee acted i "f
Hlegally in refusing to count the bal- j "
lots in precinct 27, in which it is allecred i
that Hall received a majoritv of 3G "5
Hall also claims that according to -the j -5
count of the legal ballots cast, lie re- I 3
ceived a majority of over 300, and ask J 4"
an order from the court to 'tli Pffor i
that his name, instead of that of Ed- 4
wards, be placed on the legal ballot. "
j Many Charpren Made. ' i
. The notice of contest sets forth the ! 4"
i claim that in precinct No. 1, the rai,e of !
the leturns shows SI vote cast for Hall
and 159 for Edwards, when as a mat
i ter of fact it is alleged the number ot
j legal votes cast did not exceed 100 "t
which Hall received SI. and Edwards
not to exceed 19; that AV. C. Bulger, the
presiding officer of precinct No. , or
some of his assistants, prepared ar,d
scratched 141 or more ballots of those
J unable, or professing themselves to bo
her life for some time.
of the Los Angeles Examiner, j
child of the El Pasoan. Mrs. Bell is
unable, to read and write the Enl'sh
language. That the 141 persons did not
say they wanted to vote for Edward-,
and .'that the judges did not confina
themselves to answering questions in
accordance with their duty, and that all
or a great number of the 141 persons
were not qualified voters.
In precinet No. 2. it is aWeged. the
ballots were not signed on the back by
J. A. Brock, presiding judge, or by any
other officer, that the 2G4 votes cast
there should not be counted; that it
v. as fraudulently suggested to more
than 100 voters, but who were not quali
fied to vote, that they vole for Edwards.
Illegal Votes Counted.
In Precinct Xo. 3, 'I'rani: del Buono.
judge, it is alleged that of the 332
votes cast, 150 were cast by person not
qualified voters, and that it was fraud-
a-nd their ballots marked, so that they
voted for Edwards.
In precinct No. 4, A. E. Escajeda,
judge, the same allegations i ith refer
J ence to 150 votes, are made as in pre
j ciuct X. 3. Also for Xo. 5, A. DucheLe,
judge, -where 75 illegal votes are alleged
! to have been counted; Xo. G, Joe Dunne,
Hadlock, judge, 2o or more.
The contestant demands n recount in
Ipiecmcts Xo. S, 9, 10, 11 and 12, on the
ipiecincts sso. a, y, iu, i-i ana iz, on
! Sround ll,at there many errcr
I calling off and counting, and that E
roceived niany more votes than he
ground mat tnere ere many errcr in
in conclusion, the contestant avers
that the precincts No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, G, 8,
o -in n and I? he receive! .-, m.nHtv
ot over 300 of the legal Totes c and
concludes by asking an order from the
oourf rGai,irinsr that his n.-.me h nii
on the ballot to be uswl in the eiection
t0 be held uext November.
mutl:s plan for
New York, N. Y., Aug. 1. For
the first time in American
church history, pooib!y for the
first time in the history of re
ligion, tliedeafanddunib are to
have a church of their mvn in
which both services a.ni sermons
will be said in the sign of lan
guage. Announcement to this ef
fect was made by father M. J.
McCarthy, of the Society of Je
sus, to a congregation of 250
mutes. It is estimated that the
church -uhen built, can count on
an attendance of nearlv 1000.
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Denver, Colo., Aug. 1. Denver i; to
day celebrating the 24th anniversary of
her admission to th union. It is a holi
day known as "Colorado Daw"
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O. P. IVldnman and Frank Bell,
the two - ere friends. Bell has his
Hears Eesult. Teieuhones to
Wife -Slush Fund Probe
Austin. Texas. Aug. 1. By a vote of
22 to 7 the senate refused to confirm the
name of AV. E. Hawkins, commissioner
of insurance and banking today, there
by carrying, out the wishes of governor
Camp.bell. This was done in executive
"When Hawkins was informed of the
result, he aid: "I have nothing to say
just now," then turning to the telephone
he ailed up his wife and said: "Don't
worry; 1 w&fMie home in a- sUor.t? while."
The session lasted from 10:30 o'clock
to noon. Senter of Dallas, a strong
friend of Hawkins, was not present
when the vote was taken. A majority
of the senators were at one time in fa
vor of Hawkins, but this changed, most
going over to the other -ide.
The slush fund probe resolution will
be considered by the committee on priv
ileges and elections at 3 o'clock this af
ternoon, and from a reliable source it
is learned, the document will be badly
masticated if not eaten alive in commit
tee. Tt is asserted the resolution will
be favorably reported. If there be a
change in the committees' attitude it is
positive if the assertion he made it will
be voted down in the senate.
The committee today recommended
the seating of Ratcliff, who succeeds
The Intest phoKismplis of Dr. IL
, Aife, whose bodj was found burled In the
police hs reMiItsd in reports of
steamer arrived from Europe.
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of EI Pavo, who killed him: taken when
hands clasped In front of him.
HUNTER FLAGS FAST
TRAl AVITH SHIRT.
RosweM. N. M., Aug. 1. The
fact that A. C. Nowell went
rabbit hunting prevented a dis
aster on the Eastern Railwx
of New Mexico. Nowell dis
covered that a raiiread bridge
had Leen burned during the
night It was but a few mi
ii flits after his d:?c:iery tr-it
he sighted th- i orth bojnd
passenger train coming- at full
speed. He tore hir ehirt from
his oody and flagged the train,
which was stopped as it neared
the edge of he awning gao.
j BLEACHED FLOUR. CASES ,
j GO TO HIGHER COTJRTS
I a asnington. i. j:, -a.ug. i. .Miners
j must stop the bleaching of flour, pend
ing the adjudication of the cases
against them by the higher courts, or
i stand criminal prosecution for each
j shipment made in interstate commerce,
j accord .ng to a decision reached here to-
day at a conference between officials
or tne department or agriculture and
BODIES OF DROWNED AIEN
?ttANGLED BT GRAP HOOKS
AA'aco, Tex.. Aug. 1. The bodies of Jo
seph Mistratta and Arthur Catalino,
v.ho "were drowned in O'Connell lake
near here yesterday, were recovered
early th's morning. They were mangled
almost beyond recognition by grappling
hooks used to drag the lake.
R. C rlppen and Alius Edna Leneve. Crip
Crippen home In London. The
the couple being in many cities. Sunday
Alleged Murderer and Com
panion Arrested on Arriv
FOR YOUNG- WOMAN
Quebec, Quebec, lAng. 1. Dr. Hawley
Crippen announced in the provincial
court here today he 'will not; resist Ms
return to England to stand trial -for
the "murder of the woman "belleVed'to be
his missing wife. Belle EJmore. lrr.
Crippen's companion in his flight.Miss
Leneve, was too ill to appear in court
and this morning' was removecl to a. hos
pital. Further hearing has been, post
poned until August S. Officials believs
that Miss Leneve will, jnv.e.-no more
trouble than Crippeu. Crlp'pen "was a
broken man- when he - faced 'the, court.
His voice was so weak; he 'could scarcely
be heard. " 't
An example of Canadian' justice
moving swiftlyv today -in Che 'case of
Dr. Hawley M.'Crippen- and -Ethel "Clare '
Leneve, who are' charged with' being
"guilty of- the knowledge of an ab'omin
ab3e crime," and who fled from the oth
er side of the Atlantic only to be caught
before they cou3d put foot on the soil
of the Dominion. The steamer "Mon- -trose,
on which the fugitives were ar
rested yesterday, arrived at the pier
here at-1:50 this morning-. The prison
ers were hastened through an enormous
crowd of curious ones to the provincial
jail, where they were placed in separate
netts for fh nieht. where thev rot a
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few hours' sleep, and today both prison
ers fjtpeared to be refreshed.
Speedy Return to England.
Judge Angers arranged to hold court
at 10:30 this morning-, and it is hoped
Dr. Crippen and his typist can be sent
back to London on the steamer Royal
George, which sails Thursday.
The landing of the prisoners made a
I dramatic scene. As they appeared on
the gang plank in charge of the officers
I and caught sight of the enormous crowd
i that surged about the pier desperately
j determined to see the pair. Ir. Crippen
and the woman would have fallen, but
! for the arms which supported them.
j Woman' DNgcuixe Fools Crowd.
Crippen's manacled hands swung
! loosely in front of him. Miss Leneve
swayed from side to side- Her closely
cut hair stiil gave her the boyish ap
pearance which she had tried to adopt.
, and many of the crowd were fooled into
thinking the diminutive figure was not
that of a -woman who had challenged
the attention of two continents, and
believed trie police were using the little
bay disguised as a woman to distract
the attrition of the rowd and give
them an opportunity to remove the real
prisoners with less iri&onvenience.
The little procession had scarcely
reached the foot of the gang plank
when the crowd closed in, and it was
only after the police had charged them
that they were able to make passage to
the waiting cab.
The prisoners, half carried by offi
cers, were pushed inside the carriage
and in another moment the vehicle
clattered out onto the narrow street
that leads to the provincial buildings.
The door of the jail stood.-open, await-
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