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EI Paso Fair
1 October 29th To
Council at Morning Session
Orders Overhead Wires
and Poles Removed.
A wireless El Paso is to be a reality
of the near future. At the meeting of
the city council Thursday morning it
was decreed that poles and wires of ev
ery description should be banished
from the fire limits of the city and the
wires placed underground. That the
corporations owning these may be given
a fair deal in the matter, two years
time is allowed in which to make the
changes. The wires and poles of the
telegraph and railroad companies, the
telephone companies, and even the trol-
ley wires of the street car company are
included, and must be out of sight at
the expiration of 24 months.
It is the contention of the mayor
and the aldermen that such action on
their part is not oniy in line with the
policy of the more progressive cities of
America, but that it is essential to the
safety of the city in many ways. Chief
of these, they say, is that the obstruc
tion caused by the wires and poles i?
a serious handicap in fighting fires.
The improved appearance of the streets
is an advantage appreciated by the
The City's Health.
The report of city physician W. H.
Anderson shows a total of 35 deaths
lor the past month, of which 13 were
Americans, 21 Mexicans and one negro.
Of the 27 births, 11 were American, !
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seven being males and four females; ; duce any evidence of the marriage of
14 Mexicans, six being males and J jyTm Crippen and Miss Leneve.
eight females: one negro, a male. j The police are hoping that Miss
One hundred and ninety-one pounds I Leneve will make a witness for the
of meat and 710 pounds of fruits and ) crown but if it is proven she is the wife
vegetables were destroyed. Fifty-four ; Gf Dr. Crippen, she may refuse abso
complaints were made to the depart- j lutely to take the stand against her
roent. . j husband.
Following is the report on contagious !
disoases: Whooping cough 9; measles ! CRIPPEX ACEPTS ASSISTANCE.
3; chickenpox 1; diphtheria 1; typhoid
City treasurer R. M. Turner's report
for the quarter ending August 3, 1910,
was as follows:
8alance March 3
Receipts past quarter 239 989.22 nt ret extradition, conditions 1m-
Paid out past quarter 230,589.87 posed in the solicitor's message.
n effort to learn anything about
Balance on hand $490649.80 j frlends the London solicitor says are
The report of city clerk C. W. Fas- .vining to pay the expenses of his de
sett showed warrants to the amount of I fense --as as "fruitless here as it is said
$23l,l63.&l, issued during the past quar-
W. Hadlock, sewer commisioner,
reported that 530 feet of pipe had been
laid along North Santa Fe and West !
Missouri streets, and 200 feet on Eighth j
department of the I
city reported that work of the Texas
Bitulithic company in paving'East Mis
souri street had been Inspected and that
$6403.07 was due the company, which
was ordered paid.
Russell Peterson's petition for an ex-
tension of the -sewer system to his place j
at the corner of Magoffin avenue was j
The Baldwin Sanitarium asked per- i
mission from the city to keep six cows, j
that it was against the city ordinance, I
and no exceptions could be made.
Fire chief W. W. Armstrong was I
granted leave of absence, with pay, to
attend the meeting of the International
Association of Fire Engineers, of which
he U a member, to be held in Syracuse,
N. Y., August 23, 1910.
Clyde F. Holmes invited the city
council to visit his residence, 11 OS North
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The El Paso Herald will pay $500.00 to any
Charitable Institution in the city, on the follow
ing condition: If, after an examination by three
disinterested parties, the
OF THE HERALD
Is not found to be more than DOUBLE that of
any other paper in El Paso.
THE TOTAL DAILY CIRCULATION
Is Over 1L0
Which is three times more than that of any oth
er paper published in El Paso.
HERALD NEWS COMPANY
Ctippen's London Solicitor
Believes Dead Body Past
, LEAVE FOR QUEBEC
London, England, Aug. 4. "I bad
heard or seen nothing until the cruel
blow fell. Am returning home."
This message - from Ethel Clare
Leneve has been received by her sister
here. It broughtgreat relief to the
relatives of the woman who is to be
charged jointly with Dr. Crippen with
Crippen's Solicitor Starts Work.
Solicitor Newton, who has been re
tained to defend Dr. Crippen, made his
f jrst move today when he filed a formal
application asking the authorities to
nftrmit an independent physician to ex-
I amine the bits of human flesh found
in the Crippen cellar. It is understood
that Newton will contend that they
cannot be identified as having belonged
tQ body of Belle Elmore.
Superintendent Frost, of Scotland
yard &naln today his pers0nal as
surance that not a single word has been
received from inspector Dew that Crip
pen had confessed. He added that if a
confession had been made, he certainly
-nould have been informed.
Officers Leave for Miss leneve.
Seargeant Mitchell, accompanied by
two women wardens, who will take
charsre of Miss Ueneve, sailed this morn
ing for Quebec Superintendent Forst
sait this morning that -an exhaustive
official investigation had failed to pro-
- FRIENDS NAMES NOT GIVEN
Quebec, Quebec, Aug. 4. Inspector
Dew has visited the dentist to obtain
his answer to solicitor Newton's cable-e-rain
from London proferlng legal as-
sistance. This Crippen accepted and
rnmiSM o keen his mouth shut and
to haVe been in London.
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JYiJ-flLiOi-W iJVJ-i Axxia-
WILL PLAY CONCERT
I rroi. i.eyo i-i.eyts s ua.uu ui .ucAiva.n
boys will give a concert in Cleveland
square Friday night, one feature of
which will be the baritone solo by
Ernesto Rodriguez, 11 years of age.
I The first concert given by the Mexican
band was under the auspices of The
I Herald and the youthful players made
an impression with their audience. The
I La Pulga Paso Doble Flamenco,
j A Southern Dream Walters, by Har
January, February. March -Two-step.
by George Southwell.
Intermezzo, by Al-
, , 1 .1-
Baritone solo By Ernesto Rodriguez.
Ma Coo Coo Lady March, by George
Mi Delirio Mexican Vals.
Operatic jingle By E. W. Berry.
The Avenger March two-step, by E.
i iiarrannni .faso uoDie r lamenco.
"Vuelve Mexican Intermezzo.
Vice President the Man
1 'Higher Up" In Alleged
Indian Land Fraud.
GORE TELLS O.F
Muskogee, Okla., Aug. 4. Vice presi
dent Sherman was named today by sen
ator Gore as man "higher up" in con
nection with the McMurray contracts.
Carrying out his purpose to disclose all
he knew concerning the alleged offer
of a bribe of 25,000, for which he said
he was to promote the $30,000,000 Indian
land deal, United States senator Gore
today told the special house investigat
ing committee the time and place at
which the alleged bribe was offered.
Senator Gore named Jacob Hammon,
former national Republican committee
man from Oklahoma, as the man who
offered the bribe. The bribe was of
fered at Washington on May 6, senator
Gore Expresses Surprise.
"When he named the person 'higher
up,' I held up my hands in astonish
ment," continued senator Gore, "and
said: 'Is it possible a person so high in
the United States government could lay
himself open "to such imputation?'
" 'Well replied Hammon, .'this is lots
of money you see.' "
The bribery offer, senator Gore ex
plained, followed his opposition to the
approval by congress of wntit are
known as the McMurray contracts,
which affect the Choctaw and Chicka
saw tribes of Indians. By these con
tracts, the senator said, J. F. McMurray,
an attorney, and his associates, were to
receive ten per cer.t of the profits in
the sale of 450,000 acres of coal and
asphalt lands belonging to the Indians,
which a New York syndicate stood
ready to purchase for 30,000,000. Presi
dent Roosevelt, senator Gore explained,
bad refused in 1908 to give his approval
to the.v contracts with the Indians.
Other Congressmen Approached.
Senator Gore created another sensa
tion by saying congressman C. E. Crea
ger, a Republican of the third Oklahoma
district, also had been approached in
connection with the bribery offer.
"Mr. Creager told me so," said the
senator. "He also told me to go ahead
and make these charges and he Would
stand by me, giving his testimony."
Raise is Offered.
Senator Gore declared that when he
frowned upon the bribery proffer,
Hammon said the amount might be
raised to S50.000.
"Hammon also told me that senator
Charles Curtis of Kansas and congress
man McGuire of Oklahoma were inter
ested in the McMurray contracts," tes
tified senator Gore. "And while I am
about it I might as well tell that he
said an official higher up in the gov
ernment was 'also interested in the con
tracts." The senator at first said he was re
luctant to name the man mentioned as
"higher up," but, being pressed by con
gressman Burke, chairman of the com
mittee, he declared Hammon had used
the name of vice president Sherman.
FALL A DELEGATE
Will Eepresent Otero Coun
ty Catron Opposes Non
Santa Fe, N. M., Aug. 4. Luna is the
only county that has all its tickets in
the field for the constitutional conven
tion. The Democrats nave nominated
J. N. Upton, who served in the last leg
islature and who is opposed by a faction
in his own party; the Republicans have
nominated Ralph Ely. who Is quite a
campaigner, and the Socialists, S. Lin
dauer, who, it is believed, will take
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An! Fighting fa West Texas Sport I By I
"' -"' N. M. Valker
Combat Causes Confusion With Youngsters I
Bill Is seven, Rudolph nine. Both live
out on the north side. They make mud
house? on the same hillside, play in
I the same sand pile and spend the
greater part of their waking hours to
gether. Rudolph is going to be a law
yer. Bill has not decided yet whether
he will be a big game hunter, a trapeze
performer In a circus or a justice of
the peace. Rudolph's father is a law
yer. He is called "Danjackson" by
everyone south of the tracks. To Ru
dolph he is "daddy." Bill belongs to the
clan McClintock, of which there are two
representatives In El Paso; Ray and Ed.
Bill belongs to Ed, body and soul. There
is but one justice of the peace in this
or any other world. That is E. B. ilc
Clintock, J. P. When little Bill goes to
the barber shop he wants his hair cut
"Merry Wido-w." Daddy wears it that
, way and what's good enough for him is
plenty plenty good enough for small
In war council assembled, the firm
of Bill & Rudolph recently decided that
a huntiiifr trip was the thing for which
their sublime selfs uere yearning. The
call of the wild was strong In their
blood. This fact was announced to
their parents. BUI said he was going
I dowu the T. P. to Sierra Blanca, go
Bones of Three Charred
Bodies Found In Stove
and Home Yard.
Santa Rosa, CaL, Aug. 4. Sonoma
county officials believe a Japanese boy,
Henry Yamagachi, for whom a vigorous
search is being made, can furnish the
key to the mystery of the triple murder
on the Tonely ranch near here, the ele- j
ments of which parallel in certain re
spects the gruesome tragedies enacted
at the Guiness farm dn Indiana.
The crime was revealed yesterday
when officers who were investigating
the mysterious disappearance of the
family of three, dlsovered the charrci
bones of Enoch Kendall, his wife, and
Thoanas Kendall, "their son, In the yard
near their canyon home, north of Santa
Rosa. The Japanese boy is believed to
be the murderer of all three. Yamagachi
occupied a- cabin on the ranch and it
is known had a violent quarrel with
Thomas Kendall, and he is said to have
beaten and shot at the boy.
N-elglibors Suspicions Arousetl.
A few days ago the neighbors noting
that nothing had been seen of the Ken
dalls for more than a wee'k, called the
attention of the authorities. Sheriff
Smith and two court officials visited
the ranch. In the ashes of the. stove
was found fragments of bones. A trail
of cinders led to the yard.
Following this, searchers came upon
upon an ash pile containing a large I
number of human bones and several
blackened pieces of jewelry, which have j
been identified as belonging to the Ken
dalls. A heavy stone covered with blood
as found under the fence.
The ranch is owned by Mrs. Mar
garet Starbuck, wife of a prominent
Oakland architect. Frequent quarrels J
between the Kendals and Mrs. btar
buck have occurred,' and Mrs. Starbuck
several times has gone into court over
NOT REV. W. R. WRIGHT
BUT ANOTHER WRIGHT
First Reports From Weed, N. M.,
About Death of Joe Hansen
Alamogordo. N. M., Aug. 4.
The first report received here,
which stated that it was Rev. W.
R. Wright who was arrested 'af
ter Joe Hansen was killed at
Weed. Monday afternoon, was a
mistake. Sheriff H. M. Denney
arrived from Weed late yester
day afternoon with Pat Wright
and placed him In jail on a
charge of killing Joe Hansen.
The trouble was over horses
being in Hansen's field. Both
men were neighbors and farm
ers. There were no eye witness
es to the kiHing.
After the killing Wright went
to Weed and gave himself up to
the authorities. He waived ex
amination before justice of the
perce J. J- Gregg at Weed, and
bond was fixed at $1000, in de
fault of which .he was brought
here and placed in jail. This i:
the second killing In that neigh
borhood since the night of July
J BROWNE MUST FACE TRIAI,; j
I INDICTMENTS HKI.n VAT.m 1
Chicago. 111., Aug. 4. Judge Kerten i
today refused to quash the Indictments
against Lee O'Neil Browne, Democratic
house leader, who Is charged with pur
chasing votes for the election of W '
Ham Lorimer as United States senator.
The tak of selecting a jury for second
trial -ivas commenced todav.
I across the river and hunt big game in
1 Mexico. When questioned as to his
food supply Bill immediately replied
that mamma "rcould prepare a lunch for
Rudolph and himself. When he was told
that there was not a drop of water in
i that country and nothing to eat. Bill
got around these objections with the
elastic philosophy of childhood, Cloud
croft would do just as well as a hunt
ing ground anyway and he and Ru
dolph were going to Clouderoft or bust
Back of the McClintock home, on
Arizona street there is a red ant hill.
Bill is painfully aware of its presence.
His stubby little fingers have been
l SLUiirr uv nie epnuaics ui muusirj until
ne had to aoanaon nis nuntmg trip be
cause his trigger finger was too sore
to pull the trigger of a Winchester.
Back of Rudolph's home on Brown
street, there is a black ant hill. The
color line is sharply drawn in the mu
tual friendship of Messrs. Bill and Ru
dolph. Not the usual Mason and Dixon
color line for both are agreed on -that
question. It is the relative merits of
the red ant over the black ant as a
fighter that causes the trouble. Bill
backs his red ant colony to the last
ditch and Rudolph is equally confident
that the species of hymenopterous in
sects with the blank oon-ts are the best
vWater at Depth of 90- Feet.
Never Failing Supply For
IN REAL ESTATE
Pecos, Tex., Aug. 3. If you could
for ?150 sink a well that would spout
water on your land every time you
turned a wheel, vuvldn't you think the
El Paso valley aont the finest place
on the map? .
Then don't blame the people of Pe
cos for being a bit "chesty" over their
irrigation opportunities, for that is just
what they can do. i
Mrs. Bettie White, who came here
two years ago and took up four sec
tions of land four miles from town,
as dry as" anything between El Paso
and Alamogordo, recently got two
wells on her property at a depth of 90
feet and each well spouts a stream of
water six feet above the top of the
casing. The wells cost her $150 each
and that's all. It is estimated that she
can Irrigate the fist year an acreage
sufficient to pay for the wellin ordi
nary water fees, the average cost for
water in an Irrigation district in west
Texas being about $2.00 or 52.50 an
acre per year.
The soil is as fine as can be found
anywhere. Several small farms in this
section demonstrate this, particularly
that of J. W. Moore, near town, and
several others close by. Mr. Moore is a
pioneer Irrigator and land man and his
place is one of the show places of
the county. He pumps his water.
Prof. W. C. Welborn. late of the
Texas' A. and M. college, has just
brought in a gusher at the same depth
as Mrs. White's lucky strike. He is
several miles" out from town, out on
the plains on the new road to Balmo
rhea, but this is the second demon
stration ofi shallow artesian water.
It's no wonder that wherever you
see two or more men on the streets
at Pecos one is a land agent they
have the goods.
HERALD GIVES CUP
FOR BEST CHICKENS, -fr
A $50 solid silver cup is to be .4
presented to the El Paso county 4-
breeder of chickens having the
best coop at the fall fair by The
Herald. This announcement was 4
made Thursday by J. M. Mor- 41
rison, superintendent of the fair 4
poultry show. The cup t ill be 4
engraved "with the namos of the 4
winner and must be won twice 4
before it can be kept perman- 4
ently by the w!nner. The Herald ?-
cup Is the most valuable of any 4-
yet offered the Poultry asso- v
ciation and is given as an in- 4
spiration for the breeders of El 4
Paso to improve the brcetl of the 4
of the fowls raised in the county. 4.
I " CATCHES 'HOPPERS
i FOTJ CHICKEN FEED.
O- Longmont. Colo., Aug. 4. A
, -O hundred bushels of grasshop-
i $ pers' was the harvest reaped at
1 the initial workout of a bug
: O catching contrivance invented
by J. O. V. -W5se. a ranchman,
! & living 12 miles south of here.
! Wise's invention consists of a
fr large net, somewhat similar to
j a fisherman s ?elne, to wnicn is
O attached a trough partly filled
& with crude oil- This is dragged
O- across alfalfa fields, the grass-
O- hoppers being swept into the
oil tank as they fly against the
$ net. Wise's record catch was
O- utilized as chicken feed.
Given any morning these August
days. Bill goes down to Rudolph's to
play, or Rudolph goes up to Bill's for
the same purpose. An academician talk
on- the law applying to chicken steaHng,
the duties of a justice of the peace and
other kindred topics follows. This Intel
lectual bout over, Bill bets Rudolph
that his red ant can ivhip Rudolph's
black ant. Bill beats it home for his
proof in facto. Back he comes with a
k'lck-infT, wriggling, black ant from the
ant hill back of his house. Rudolph pro
duces the prize of his red ant hill. The
insects are matched and the two boys
watch every point of the battle with the
keen interest of the experts at a ring
side. Just as the justice of the peace and
dignity of precinct No. 1, El Paso
county, was sitting down to his lunch
the other day. he heard a not altogether
unfamiliar voice back of the barn. It
was little Bill. He and Rudolph had
matching red and black ants again.
Rudolph's warrior ofthe genus formica
was trimming Bill's black ant.
"I don't:want my red ant to get licked."
Bill shouted at the top of his lusty
"I don't ant my red ant to die."
Peace was declared between the -two
clans, Rudolph was .Invited to lunch
with Bill and the qult of Arizona
street was again restored.
KEPI OUT; HERJU-D
Gets Sample of the Oil and Details of the "Well That
Hisses With G-as and Pours Oil Into Tank Com
pany Takes Up Crude Oil Tanks In Toyah and
Moves Them to Field Five Big Companies
Buying Land and Night Turned Into Day.
Summary of Situation
in Toyah Oil District
The Texas company has spent $100,000 in sinking wells in the Toyah
oil field and is continuing the work; tts payroll is $50 a day. The
same company has obligated itself to the extent of $200,000 for lands in
the oil fields.
Land has advanced from $7 an acre to $50 and is going np daily- Oil
men were taking options and closing deals in Toyah at 12 'o'clock and later
The Standard Oil company, the Vivian, the Sun and the Guffey com
pany are taking up all the leases they can get in the district; the Texas
company is doing the same.
The Texas company has enough oil and gas in one of its wells to ran
out over the casing without being pumped and to fill an immense reservoir;
the oil from the same pipe furnishes fuel for operating the engine which
has been pulling the machinery. The company has stopped work on the
well and its officials admit that they are through with it and that "Toyah
will know all about it in twb weeks."
The Texas company has taken up its oil tanks at Toyah, in which it
had oil dumped for hauling to the fields to operate the boilers, and has
taken the tanks out to the fields. It has also canceled its agreement with
a Toyah freighter to haul crude oil to the wells no more is needed out
The Texas company will allow nobody inside the enclosure where the
producing well is located, but allows anybody to visit the other wells; the
producer is guarded all the time.
Toyah, Texas, Aug. 4. If you saw a
casing protruding from the earth under
a derrick with a two and a half Inch
pipe running direct from the side of
that casing to a tank a hundred feet
away in which there were at least sixty
barrels of crude oil, and if there was no
pump or pipe to this tank from any
other source, and the pipe line from the
casing showed where it had run oil, in
fact was still dripping oil into the tank
at the time j-ou were there, and from
thi same pipe that connected the. well
casing and the tank, ran another pipe
directly into the firebox of a boiler and
this pipe was connected with 'the crude
o burner where the enginfc had been
in operation, wouldn't you say there was
oil in the well?
And if there was no pump nor any
evidence of any. wouldn't you say the oil
was forced up by the gas and that the
well was a gusher?
And if the hiss of the gas from the
top of the capped casing could be heard
30 feet away and you found oil bubbling
around from the connections of the cas
ing, where the gas was hissing.
And if the Texas company suddenly
ceased to haul oil to the fic-ld for its
engines, but continued drilling opera
tions and If it took up its oil storage
tanks at Toyah which had been receiv
ing its shipment from the outside; if all
this was plain, then wouldn't you tnlnk
there was an oil well worth while?
Wouldn't you think that the Toyah
oil field was a proved field?
Would you blame the Texas Oil com
pany for declaring that it wasn't buy
ing any more land, yet keeping onVtalc
ing up leases that very day?
Would you blame the promoters who
were trying to get leases on other iand
for telling you that you hadn't seen
what you had seen and that you were
mistaken and all that? Hardly.
All SiHis There.
That is just the situation at tne Toyah
The Texas company has il In that
noted "capped well." Nobody knows how
much there Is but I know hat there Is
more than a "showing." E. Cockrttl,
who is known to be working to get
more leases on land in that vk-miry he
is working quietly and nobody knows
who he is working for but presumably
for the Prairie Oil company, a Standard
Oil concern tried to teH me the story
over again last evening that oniy two
barrels of oil had been taken ou; or the
well, and then he hired an auto and
BELGIAN A VIA TOR
KILLED BY FALL
Brussels, Germany, Aujr. 4 Nicholas KInet, the Belgian aviator, rras In
stantly killed by a fall here. Only three Tvcck.s npzo his cousin, Daniel, one
of the best known of the forelpm aeronauts, -was killed in n similar manner
at Ghent. Nicholas Kinet was flying at a height of about (KIO feet, -when he
was caught in n squall.
A rear wire of bin biplnue snapped and becomlnjr entangled In the motor,
' stopped the engine with a suddenness
The machine crashed to the ground and KInet vras crushed under it.
His wife and a brother were anions: the witnenxes of the accident and
rushed upon the field. The wife fell unconscious beside the body, while tha
brother, in a fit of grief, threw himself on the machine.
EI Paso, Texas,
August 4, 1910 10 Pages
m GETS IN
drove to Pecos, IS miles, at midnlgnt, to
close up some more leases sberore The
Herald stirs up these people." Why
you couldn't cover as much earth with
oil as is thoroughly soaked, saturated,
with it, in the rear of that derrick, not
with 50 barrels of oil. This same man,
tried to tell me that the tank was filled
with crude oil that had been hamec Into
the field to supply the engines, when
the oil they have hauled in is brown and,
the oil in that tank and on the ground
and almost all over the derrick, is black,
black as Jack Johnson and then some.
Then if you go over to the tanks that
really contain the crude oil that naa
been hauled to the field, you will find
a pump on the ground beside the tanks,
which pumps the oil from the xanK
wagons into the fuel tank. This pump
is permanently connected with the tank
in each Instance; is fastened to the
ground. There is no such pump at the
tank around the notorious "capped well
not by a jugfull. Not a drop of oil
got into that tank that did not come
from the mysterious "capped well" and
when it came out of that well It was
not pumped. The pressure of the gaa
in the well forced the oil to the top,
through the pipe and into the tank:
through thaf-pipe into the boHer, whfch
from the heat supplied by that oil, gener
ated the steam that kept the drill gotng
until the officials were satisfied to
close it down and call It a finished job.
Manager Morgan admits that the well is
finished; he admits that they are not
going to drill any more they started
up only recently and drilled into the
capped well for a few days only that
they have finished, and he admits that
"the people of Toyah will know every
thing in two weeks." and that "tha
l newspapers will know it then, also."
IMuxn the Word.
Then he refuses to talk; he gives as
: his reason that "the newspapers never
j print anything right," and then very
consistently aecimes to show the well
and put anybody right. "I fenced in
that well so that nobody can get in
there, just so that the people will Know
that everything they print or say is a
die- I never did that before, but I did
j it this time. Nobody can get in there.
for I have a guard there all the time "
He might better have said he had a
guard there sometimes.
The guard may be fired when this
comes out but the guard was not on
duty betwseen 12 and 12:20 on Wednes
day, August 3. Being told by F. W.
(.Continued on Page Four).
that turned the aeroplane on Its side.