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El Paso, Texas,
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Will Make Speech at State
Convention For Progress
MAY FINALLY LAND
New York, N. Y., Aug. 17. There
was a marked calm today over the
troubled waters of the Republican
political sea following the storm of yes
terday when the "Old Guard" in the Re
publican state committee voted down
Roosevelt's name for temporary chair
man at the coming state convention.
New York county chairman Griscom,
who presented Roosevelt's name to the
committee, says the fight will be carried
to the primaries and to the convention
Roosevelt Will Speak.
That Col. Roosevelt intends as dele
grate to the state convention from Nas
sau county to urge a progressive plat
form and a candidate for governor is
clearly indicated, politicians say today,
in that part of his statement issued last
night which says that the speech by
him, "would be of such a character that
it might help if the convention nomin
ated the right man on a clean cut pro
gresslie platform, but that it would
hurt if neither the right kind of a man
was nominated nor the right kind of a
Action Not Final.
The repudiation does not necesarily
mean that Roosevelt will not be tem
porary chairman after all. The conven
tion delegates themselves wilj decide
who is to open the meeting and deliver
the "keynote speech," but the state
committee's recommendation of Mr.
Sherman for the place served notice on
the expresident and his supporters that
the Old Guard would fight him to the
Whether Mr. Sherman lent his sup
port to the movement which resulted in
Roosevelt's defeat has not been estab
lished definitely. Wm. L. "Ward of
Westchester, national committeeman,
vo was one of the leaders in the anti
Roosevelt combine, is quoted as having
said that Sherman knew all about the
plans to indorse him for temporary
chairman. Others who took part in the
meeting "were of the opinion that Sher
man knew nothing of It.
Roosevelt Would Accept.
As far as Roosevelt is concerned, it
has been known for some time that he
xras agreeably inclined to the plan to
make him temporary chairman.
Llovd C GriRr.nm ohairman rf fhp
county committee, who presented the j
colonel's name today, has said:
"I do not know whether today's ac
tion by the committee will have any ef
fect on Mr. Roosevelt's attitude during
the state campaign. Mr. Roosevelt is
to be a delegate to the state convention.
It seems to me that as the only living
expresident of the United States, the
party in his state owes him at least the
Col. Roosevelt had planned to keep in
the background as much as possible in
the coming campaign. It was only when
he perceived the turn of political affairs
that he consented to the use of his
name In connection -with the temporary
NORTON AISp TAFT
Iar Talk After Conference.
Taft s Harcnonv Pro-
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 17. Vice presi
dent Sherman arrived at Beverly at
noon and went to the executive offices
uhere he had a long conference with
secretary Norton, prior to going to
Burgess Point to spend the afternoon
with president Taft. The selection of
Sherman as temporary chairman of the
New York Republican convention and
the defeat of Roosevelt lent an added i
Interest to his visit. Sherman, fhowever,
would not discuss the New York situ
ation. He indicated that there might be
something to talk about after his in
terview with president Taft, but doubt
President Taft's hope that harmony
might be brought about in New York
before the convention seems to be des
tined to disappointment by yesterday's
uctlcn in turning down Roosevelt.
HERALD THE FIRST
TO GIVE THE NEWS
Details of Sunday Morning
Tragedy Are Received
Alpine, Tex., Aug. 17. Judge S. ,-?.
Higglns and J- K. Derrick, cashier
of le Alpine State bank, made a busi
rev? trip to El Paso and witnessed the
h'irning of the Calisher store, but were
no p-e;ent when Jhe wall fell crush
ing the life out of the mayor and a fire
Tran, and injuring others. The Herald's
specir.l edition brought the first news
of this tragedy to Alpine.
DCLI GE SAVES CORN
CROP FOR KANSAS
Topeka, Kas., Aug. 17. Eastern Kan
fas was deluged by rain today, which
puts the corn crop out of danger. The
rain was preceded by a severe electrical
storm, but little damage was done.
ARKANSAS A TTLEMAN
BODY WEIGHTED WITH BARBWIRE
- FOUND DEAD IN LAKE
'Arkansas City, Ark., Ang. IT. With two lornls of buckshot in his body nnd
wo rolls of barbed wire fastened to his clothing, William Sclmebert, a wealthy
cattle ral.icr, was found late yesterday a fernoon In n lake, 15 miles form here.
Whet last seen on Fridaj, Schuebcrt had 000 In cash ou his person.
Spanish Aviator Crosses the
English Channel Carrying
COLD STOPS PARIS
TO LONDON SAIL
Deal, Eng., Aug. 17. With every
prospect of success for completing his
aerial trip from Paris to London, Mois
sant, the young Spanish aviator, des
cended near here today, having accom
plished the flight from Paris to Calais
and the journey across the channel to
Deal with ease and brilliancy rarely
He immediately began preparations
for the continuance of his trip to Lon
don. Latham, who started from Issy, a
suburb of Paris, to race with Moissant
to London, had a series of unfortunate
accidents, culminating In the total
wrecking of his machine. He escaped
unhurt but is out of the race.
Carries Passenger Over Channel.
Moissant, in his trip across the chan
nel, carried a passenger and his
mechanician, making the cross channel
flight not merely an Incident in the
Paris-London journey, but an achieve
ment which surpases the feats of Bler
iot, DeLesseps and the unfortunate
Rolls, whose machines were burdened
only with pilots in crossing the straits.
Moissant's trip across channel was
made in a strong breeze, the wind being
SO "high experienced aviators looked up
on the start as foolish. His monoplane,
of the Bleriot type, pitched and roi'ieC
so dangerously that as he rose from the
cliff at Calais the spectators held their
breath for fear of an overturn. He was
compelled to land here, so numbed was
he by cold.
After a long wait Moissant decided ;
not to nnake an attempt to continue the
journey to London today. He will start
about 5 oclock tomorrow morning.
HAVE BEEN "SEEN"
The Fifth and Sixth Panels
Admitted That They Had
Chicago, 111., Aug. 17 When the sixth
panel of veniremen -called in the case of
Lee O'Neill Browne, reported today,
nearly all of them, as was the case
with the fifth panel yesterday, ad
mitted they had been "approached"
with reference to their possible service
as jurors. Judge Kersten called coun
sel for Browne in his chambers for a
Judge Kersten yesterday pronounced
the Situation ''deplorable."
P. H. O'Donnell, of counsel for
Browne, asserted that the veniremen
had been "seen" by agents Of .a third
interest, neither the defense nor prose
cution, interested for political reasons in
the downfall of Browne.
There was a stir when judge Kersten
"The court wants to know if this if
going -to be a fair trial or a travesty up
on justice. The situation has reached
a point where an investigation is neces
sary. I don't want to blan " either the
state or the defense, but some one is
doing crooked work and I am loath to
go on wiith the case. "When a juror Is
subpoenaed no one has a right to talk
to him. As it Is, probably every man
on this jury hs.s been approached."
At this period attorney O'DonneW
made his accusation against some "third
party," at which Mr. "Wayman jumped
to his feet.
"I can prove -that the defense ha?
been systematically calling on alJ
veniremen," he said. "Man after man
has been excused from service on this
jury, and had been to my office where
they told me they had been approached
directly or through members of theif
MOB WITH NEGRO
West Virginians Outwitted
by Sheriff Who Leaves
Hinton, W. Ta., Aug. 17. Directly un
der the nose of a-anob of 1000 men bent
upon having the iife of a negro believed
to be the man who assaulted and mur
dered Mrs. Lottie Ailess, of Qulnnemont,
Sunday night, county officers last night
escaped from a car with their prisoner.
Members of the mob are hunting for
The negro was arrested and imme-
diately the mob began to gather. Gov- i
ernor Glasscock ordered the militia to J
the town but a single company was of I
n nnr! ti,ro mnr on-Trm. ar
ALL 3IEET AT McGREGOR
One Thousand Attend the Annual En-
cnmptsi?nt of 3IcClelIan County
nt Brown' Park.
McGregor, Tex., Aug. 17. With an
estimated attendance of 1000 veterans
and many visitors the reunion of the
McClellan county Confederate associ
ation opened at Brown's park near here
this morning. -This reunion will last two
days, to be followed by the annual re
union of the Texas division of the Con
federate veterans of America.
Johnson, Republican Nomi
nee For Governor, Carries
BELL IS NAMED
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 17. That
California is insurgent in its Repub
lican politics, was proved yesterday
beyond a question when Hiram John
son, the leading exponent of the anti
machine doctrines, swept the field in
the direct primaries, winning the par
ty's nomination for governor by a plu
rality that will border on 50,000 when
all the returns are in. It is asserted
that Johnson carried with him to vic
tory two insurgent congressmen. State
offices besides that of governor will be
filled with men of insurgent tendencies
if the completed count fojlows the lines
of the first returns.
From every county the returns roll
up Johnson's majority yand it looks as
though he would carrtf every county
with the exception of San Francisco,
where Charles F. Curry, his closest op
ponent, has a lead of 1000.
In the battle between Wmiam Kent,
insurgent, and Duncan McKinley, who
is seeking renomlnation, to congress,
from the second district, Kent has a
slight lead. "It is a neck and neck
In the fifth district E. A. Hayes, in
surgent, leads his opponent.
Indications are that the entire ticket
supported by the Lincoln-Roosevelt
league has been carried to victory with
Johnson. The third place for governor
appears to He between Alden Anderson,
Republican, and Stanton.
Theodore A. Bell was nominated
without opposition by the Democrats.
HOOPER PLANS TO
Heads Tennessee Republi
cans Will Draw Heavy
Vote From Demo
crats. Nashville, Tenn.. Aug. 17. Capt. Ben
jamin W. Hooper of Newport, Cooke
county, was Tuesday nominated for gov
ernor of Tennessee by the Republican
The independent state wide prohibi
tion Democrats who have fought gover
nor M. M. Patterson, are expected to
support Hooper as against the regular
Democratic nominee, which Includes
Patterson for reelection.
The platform adopted declares for
1 no backward step in the prohibition
i laws, which were passed over the vote
I of governor Patterson and asserts that
J the state shall be redistricted as re
gards congressional, judicial and legis
On the subject of the pardoning pow
er the platform says:
"The pardoning power should be used
by the governor sparingly and with the
greatest care and caution. It was not in
tended that under the cover of this pow
er he should arrogate' to himself the
right to determine the guilt or inno
cence of an accused upon a record on
which such accused has been found
guilty by the courts or that he should
thereby set at naught a criminal stat
ute of which he does not approve."
RETURNS INDEFINITE IN
NEBRASKA STATE ELECTION
Voters Divided Over Prohibition Ques
tion and Ulany Switch; Dahlman
Heads Democrats, Cady the
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 17. It will bejm-
j possible to forecast the result of Tnes-
davs state wide primary in Nebraska
before late today because the polls re
mained open until 9 oclock in most
counties and several did not close un
til 10 p. m.
Dahlman and Cady are candidates for
governor, respectively, on the Demo
cratic and Reublican tickets.
In Jjlncoln. party affiliations were not
closely adhered to. The absense of bit
ter contests among Republican candi
dates except on United States senator,
led hundreds of the members of that
party to switch to the Democratic bal
lot, particularly among the socalled
wet Republicans, who lined up for may
or Dahlman of Omaha for governor. x
AVOLTL.D HAVE UNCLE
JOE HANG HIMSELF
Pueblo, Colo., Aug. 17. "Let the in
surgent leaders in every state in the
countrv ask 'Uncle Joe to make
series of talks. That is the best way
to increase the strength of the Insur-
ts' Ic,ikl?Jv '" dedared governor
" - ol"uu: "l . cummeiiting
herf on.tfne, f ffect ' pPeaker Can"
on s Political tour of Kansas prior to
the recent primary, speaker Cannons
reception in Kansas was respectful,
courteous and cold," the governor con
tinued. "The effect of his visit "was
obvious In the result of the primaries."
CHAVES COUNTY DEMOCRATS
ELECT A NEW CHAIRMAN
Roswell, N. SI., Aug. 17. Forty dele
gates worked four hours to transact
the business laid before the Chave?
countv Democratic convention, and the
question whether the advice of the ter
ritorial central committee that a new
chairman of the county central com
mittee be elected should be acted upon,
precipitated a heated discussion. Dr.
W. T. .Toyner was fihallv elected, re
ceiving 23 votes and S. L. Whitoman,
chairman of -the committee during the
past years, 17 votes.
TO CANVASS RETURNS
Sanderson, Tex., Aur. 17. Howell
Johnson, chairman of the Democratic
executive committee of the 99th repre
sentative district has issued a call for
a convention to be held here on Aug. 27
to canvass the returns of the primary
election held on July 23.
"WIFE DIES SUDDENLY
Alamogordo, N. SL. Aug. 17. Sirs.
George Warnock, wife of a prominent
hardware merchant of Alamogordo, died
suddenly at 8 oclock this morning.
Annual Convention Opens in
Eagle Pass Many Promi
nent Men on the Program.
FROM MANY SECTIONS
Eagle Pass, Texas, Aug. 17. Dele
gates are already here in large numbers
from all over this section of Texas to
attend the second annual session of the
Texas Dry Farming congress. The "far
west" delegation will arrive this after
noon from El Paso, Alpine". Marfa, San
derson and intervening points.
The city is decorated for the meeting
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put into service treeiy volunteered by
their owners for the use of the dele
gates. All trains are met and the dele
gates are scooted uptown in a hurry,
registered and hustled off to the hotels
and stopping places and made comfort
able. Private homes have been opened
to the delegates.
Editor Joe Boehmer is the busiest
man in town, as he is secretary of the
congress and general handy man in ar
ranging all the details. Boehmer is an
editor, but also a farmer and
and talks like W. J. Bryan.
State agricultural commissioner H. H.
Kone and many federal and state farm
experts are here: also Sr. Zeferino Dom
inguez. of Coahulla. Mexico. It is as
great a gathering of prominent farm
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Mrs. Harrison DnHesc, who is mentioned as one of the society folk who
were at the high-rolling Nnrrngansett club at Nnrraganstett Pier recently when
constable Ko?k made a raid and discovered members of tfte best families play
ing the roulette wheel for thousands of dollars worth of hazard at one roll of
the ball. The lower riprht hand picture shows the exterior of this gilded
gambling club and to the left Is the interior revealing the roulette tables in
operation. A number of the society folic have left the I'jer fearing further
bother about the incident. Mrs. DuIIcm Is known as one of the most exclusive
of those who have frequented the resort for several years.
HALL AND EDWARDS
CASE IS STARTED
Both Jockey For Position in
Fight for Sheriff's
A few skirmish shots formed the sum
total of the beginning of the Hall-Edwards
contest case for the sheriffship,
which came up "before judge Harper of
the 34th district court Wednesday
morning. After the filing of nu
merous bills of exceptions and de- J
murrers by attorneys for Edwards to
the hearing of the contest, and the fil
ing of answers to the allegation of said
exceptions and demurrers, court ad
journed until 2 oclock Wednesday aft
ernoon. The court room was filled by 10
oclock the Interest in the suit of sheriff
Hall against P. J. Edwards contest
ing the later's nomination for the of
fice of sheriff, at the Democratic pri
mary election held in the county In
July, having aroused unusual interest
throughout polltial circles.
In his original and supplemental no
tices of contest, Hall claims his elec
tion by 300 votes and alleges that there
was a conspiracy entered into to de
feat him for election to the office of
sheriff, for which he "was a candidate:
that many illegal votes were cast,
especially by the Slexicans; that these
mtnrz in rrwnv iiiRtanpp": Ti'prp ?n
ef - -t f v.xr-riK hv t,
judge of the election, or some one of
his assistants; and that certain ballots
should not be counted because they had
not been signed on the back, as was re
quired by law.
In lengthy documents, attornej-s for
Edwards, Wednesday morning filed with
the district clerk exceptions and de
murrers to the allegations, and an
swers to these were in turn filed by at
torneys for Hall. With this first pas
sage at arms concluded, both sides
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TWO GERMAN TORPEDO
BOATS COLLIDE, SINK.
Kiel, Germany, Aug. 17. Two
German torpedo boats collided
in Kiel bay last night and both
sank. The cren-s v, ere saved.
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Then Seek Work Extinguish
ing Flames Arrests
Portland, Ore., Aug. 17. Forest serv
ice officials are known to have obtain
talned evidence that several bad for
est fires In the northwest have been
set by men who later secured employ
ment fire fighters. It Is believed
this became a common practice In
many districts. While acknowledgingj
they have evidence, the authorities here
are trying to implicate several gangs
before obtaining any arrests.
Suspicion was aroused when men
who had fought one fire appeared
about another, recently found in the
same locality. The usual wage has
been 30 cents an hour. The forestry
iservice alone has spent $20,000 this
season, the dryest known for 30 years.
Three hundred men are also employed
by the western forestry and conserva
Heavy rains fell for eight hours over j
the Colville reservation In northeastern
Washington and In this district as well
as in several others the danger is past.
East of Mount Jefferson, Ore., however, i
water U still being hauled in -wagons
to fight the
TO niG DAM
George Brady Gets Contract for $,"1,2S0;
Bridge Construction Work Goes to
Washington, D. C, Aug. 17. The first
contracts looking to the actual start of
the nreliminarv work necessary to the
construction of the Elephant Butte dam
in New Slexico in connection with the
Rio Grande irrigation project, have
been let by the interior department.
The contract for the construction of the
railroad to the dam was awarded to
George Brady, of El Paso, whose bid
was $51,280. The contract for the erec-
tton of bridges on the road was let to
Brown - Connor of Tucumcari. N. SI.,
House Members Have Assur
ijiey Say Spider
Bill Dies in Senate.
PASSED BY SENATE
Austin, Tex., Aug. 17 Lieutenant
governor Davidson, presiding in the
senate this r morning, expressed the
opinion that the. special session of the
legislature expires by limitation at mid-
night tonight. He asked for an opinion
of the sehators present but none volun
teered. " - . - -
Senator Greer called up the house
"prescription" bill,, and explained it j
merely changes the method of securing i
licenses for such places as sell liquor j
upon pnysicans prescriptions. xne
measure was taken up by unanimous
conscPi and- finally passed. It affects
about a dozen places in the state.
Senator Kaufman called up the spider
bill. A motion to suspend the consti
tutional rules and pass the bill lost, 16
to 11. This has thejjffect of permitting
the bill to die on the calendar.
t senator benter triea to get nis car-
shed bill called up and succeeded, 10
to 'six. Senator Hume made a point of
order thattthe measure could not be
considered because copies of the bill
could not be obtained from the printer,
and the point was sustained. A motion
to recess until S oclock tonight lost.
A motion to stand at ease ten minutes
Another Session Probable.
It is certain that governor Campbell
will call another special session of the
legislature Immediately. The principal
matter to be submitted is likely to be a
reform of the penal institution. Mem
bers of the house this afternoon de-
clared they had positive assurance from
the governor that another session j
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GOVERNMENT FORBIDS MEETINGS
PREPARE FOR FIGHT
Barcclonn, Spain, Ang. IT. Catholic Cnrllsts of Catalonia are engaged 1b
active prepnrtlons for a werles of open air demonstrations throughout Cata
lonia on August US. Proclamation hae been issued by them to summon the
faithful to the defence of the mother church and adjure them to come arm
ed and ready to sacrifice their lives far tire pope.
It terminates In these words:
"Exterminate fhc Incendlnrle of the of the convents nnd the violators of
the nun. May God aid us to overthniw this impious government."
The government today decided to forbid the Carllst meeting at Catalonia
for reason of the disorders feared.
Dark Horse May Be Entered
in Race Judge Harper Is
. Also Talked Of.
Hewitt's Friends Urge That
Precedent of Office Is in
Henry Kelly or J. I. Hewitt for mayor
to succeed the late TV. F. Robinson?
That is the paramount question In EI,
Paso just now and the Kellyites seem to
have the lead over the Hewitt follow
ing. Alderman Hewitt is mayor pro
tern while Kelly is county treasurer and'
the socalled "boss of the ring." It
sounded all Hewitt's way Tuesday He
was in consultation with a number oi
the Democratic leaders of city affairs.
But the ring crowd is said to have got
together late In the afternoon and de
cided upon Kelly as the man for the
place. The statement was made late
Tuesday afternoon that El Paso would
have a surprise Wednesday regarding
the mayoralty problem, and the an
nouncement of the probable election of
Kelly by The city council was the sur
prise. 3Ieet in Kelly's Store.
A little meeting attended by alder
men IcGhee, Blumenthal and some of
the ring faithful was held with Kelly
in the latters store at noon TVednesday.
No announcement has yet beei made of
the time for holding the meeting of tho
city council to select a mayor but the
little impromptu affair in Kells store
had the air of a ratification meeting.
Plainly Kelly can have it if he wants it
and it is highly probable that he will
accept it if it is offered to him. This
is the statement of one of the ring
crowd and it is considered, a oqrrect
summary of the, situatiun.
T do not kribww,hat I w31 do" Kelly
said Wednesday morning, "I ''haven't
"Will you accept if it is offered to
T do not know that. In fact I
HeTvltt'r. Health Good.
Hewitt's friends claim that as mayor
pro tern he is entitled to the officejfor
the remainder of the term, which :s
eight months. Mayor Robinson suc
ceeded former mayor Sweeney in that
way and it is no more than right that
alderman Hewitt should be given the
same honor, his friends say. As for his
health, he has returned from California
in good health and this drawback, the
only one which was advanced Tuesday
against the possibility of his taking the
office, is removed.
Harper Would Take Offlee.
There is said to be much more to the
smiing- ot xeny mr me mayoralty
than Is to be seen on the surface. All
is not as serene inside of the ring
circle as is generally supposed from,
the outside. There are factions In this
nnliHnJI fnmilv tViat arp fh-rontonincr fha
"fe of the organization. -Judge J. R.
j Harper, who has been repotted as being
siatea tor xne oince next year, is said,
to be in a receptive mood.
Former mayor J. TJ. Sweeney is like
wise mentioned as a probable occupant
t of the chair in the mayor's office, which
vas his home for almost two terms, but
, the former mavor savs that he cannot
I afford to accept the office again as ha
I must look after his personal Interests.
1 Selection Thursday Probable.
I All signs point to Kelly as the next
mayor and it looks stronger all the' time
for the Irish leader. No meting has yet
j been announced
to select a mayor and
i it is not expected that one will be held
! until Thursday.
TO MANAGE ESTATE
W. P. Robinson Left an Es
tate at Sixty Thousand
It Is probable that Sirs. W. F. Robin
son will be appointed the temporary ad
ministrator of the estate of the late
mayor Robinson. An application for
this appointment will be filed this week
and Sirs. Robinson will direct the affairs
of her deceased husband's estate with
the assistance of her attorneys. Al
though not a wealthy man, the late
mayor was a man of means and his
estate Is valued at from $50,000 to $60,
000. He carried two life insurance poli-
cies each for $5000 and also an accident
insurance policy fr $5000. He was
(Continued on Pags Four.)