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EI Paso Fair
f October 29th To
Nov. 6th, 1S10
King Emanuel Threatens to
Desert Festivities and Go
to Infected District.
DEATHS IN RUSSIA
Disease Spreads in City of
Tani, Italy, Where Thirty
Home, Italy, Aug. 9. Rumors that the
sholera has spread to Rome are em
phatically denied. Although the danger
of infection is not felt here, the pope
today ordered the Lazarette of Santa
Maria, built inside the Vatican by pope
Leo in 1885 during the great cholera
epidemic at Naples, but never used be
caufce of the absence of cholera patients,
made ready for emergency. The in
fluence of the church is to be used to
assist the civil authorities In fighting
the epidemic by forcing the parishioners
to comply with all sanitary regulations.
King Victor is preparing to proceed
personally to the stricken districts if
conditions become more serious and it
is feared queen Helena will insist upon
Deaths for "Week Ending
August 13, Total'More
St. Petersburg, Russia, Aug. 19. One
week's cholera record for Russia is
23,934 cases and 10,725 deaths, bringing
the total number of cases this year to
112,385. Of these 50,287 have died, the
mortality percentage being 43.5. - The
figures are those furnished by the sani
tary bureau, covering the week from
Aug. 7 to Aug. 13 and are therefore
official. Reports from Red Cross
sources indicate the actual figures
somewhat greater, as it is practically
impossible to register every case in an
epidemic of such proportions.
There is not the slightest possibility
of the cholera plague spreading to tne
United States, the quarantine measures
nowsin force here and in Russia being
so effected as to preclude any danger of
Russian immigrants taking over the
disease. As a measure of safety, how
ever, all persons going from Russia are
held at the various points of departure
for five days under medical supervision,
before they are allowed to embark for
the United States. Persons infected
with cholera develop the disease within
KING AND QUEEN
Queen Has Yisited Infected
Districts on Previous
Turin, Italy, Aug. 19.' King Victor
Emanuel and queen Helena are display-
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Free Fun For
Tickets at Herald
Today and tomorrow, AiiRiist 19 and 20. the children of The
Herald famiiv are going to have their free fun at Washington Elec
tric park. OupMs Slide, the Merry Go Round and the theater will
anain be free for them, as usual, and they wiR be given a chance to
take the initiation in the "Seventh Degree" for half price the reg
ular price is ten cents.
Free Tickets at
The children can get tickets for these attractions at The Herald
office any tkne tomorrow. The coupons will positively not be print,
ed in The Herald this time. In the past, so many subscribers have
missed their papers because enthusiastic small boys make a habit
of following the carriers and taking the papers to get the coupons,
tha thev will not be printed again. Instead. The Herald has had
the tickets prirtsd for distribution at the office and will give a
ticket ixr each attraction to every child calling at the office with a
note from mother or father stating that the parents are Mib
cribers to The Herald. These notes can readily be compared with
The Herald subscription list, so that only bonafide "Herald chil
dren"' will get the tickets. - ,.-.-.
One mother or father may send more than one child with one
note, but the note must state the number of children being sent and
that thev belong to that particular family. 35ach child will then be
given a ticket for each of the attractions mentioned.
The children mnv come to The Herald office tomorrow and get
uheir tickets. The tickets will be good at the park Friday or Sat
urday afternoon and evening.
It Pays to Belong to The Herald Family
Construction of Reduction
Plant Is Discussed at Fri
day Morning Meeting.
MEETS WITH COUNCIL
With acting mayor Hewitt in the
chair, and aldermen Clayton and Mc
Gbee present, the city council Friday
morning discussed the plans for the
construction of the garbage and sewage
reduction plant with engineer J. P.
Smith, of Portland. City engineer Todd
was also present at the meeting.
Mr. Smith, who has drawn up plans,
at the request of the city, for a plant
that wJH cos ?100,000, explained in de
tail the capacity of the proposed plant,
the material of which it would be built
and the guarantees his company will
The proposed plant will have a ca
pacity of three tons an hour, Tor 24
hours of the day, and will be built in
duplicate thrournout, so that In case
of a break down, there will be no de
lay. The plans also call for a plant of
such construction that it can easily be
Increased later, if desired.
Mr. Smith stated that his company
would give a guarantee with reference
n ctT-notnrnl defects, sood for a year.
He was very emphatic in his statement
that once the work was negun. nis com
pany desired to complete -it without de
kr 5inri that it did not wish to be ham-
pered by needless delays and disputes
over material; also that nis company
-was building the plant- and backing the
guarantee; that many contracts had
been ruined by over-officious and In
efficient inspectors. He made his posi
tion clear to the council and there was
no difference of opinion on this point.
Operating Cost Low.
Mr. Smith stated that he would be
willing to guarantee that the plant
would be able to take care of garbage
and sewage at a cost of not to exceed
60 cents an hour, although the plans of
-.,. mv nailed, for no such guarantee.
1 He also stated, although the plans did
not call for it, that tne plant propose
S by his company would nave a capacity
that would care for a conaemneu u i
melons, or would consume the carcasses
of two or three dead horses within an
hour and a half, or two hours.
The council took no definite action
on the matter, but will talk it over
again at a session to be held with city
PAYS HEAVY TAXES
New York. N. Y., Aug. 19. An old
fashioned Arkansas darkey, one of those
who used to call himself "nigger,
stood up in the second day's session of
the negro business men's league here
and vowed that he would not change
places with Theodore Roosevelt, big a
man as he is-
"How much are you worth? an ln
qusitive delegate asked.
Scott Bond grinned. "Well," he said,
"down in Arkansas they tax us ?o0 on
every S1000. I pay a few dollars less
than 2000 a year."
McMurray Says Tribal Rolls
Need Readjustment De
nies Bribe Offers.
Sulphur, Okla., Aug. 19 In the Indian
land investigation by the congressional
committee, J E. McMurray, whose $3,
000,000 contract for the settlement and
sale of indian lands is under investiga
tion, was again on the stand today.
McMurray was asked concerning the
j $750,000 paid to him by the government
1 as his fee in what were known as the
i Tt Vio hpon 5Jiiri " xnlained renre-
sentative C. H. Burke, "that you drew
the money from the treasury depart
ment in Washington in the form of
$1000 bills and that you carried them in
a valise to a hotel where they were di
vided between certain persons: Is that
"It is not." said McMurray. "A war
rant for $750,000 was handed me. My
two law partners and myself then went
to the Riggs National .banK and upon
I surrendering the warrant, we each re
I ceived one individual check for $250,
i 000. That is all there is to all those
stories as to what was done with the
, monej' after it was paid over to us.
McMurray said the attempt to reopen
I the government's indian rolls and ad
! mit 1000 claimants to participate in the
division of the lands now neiu in reser
vation will be resisted by Indians at
present on the rolls. He told the com
mittee that a great many are now
wronerfullv on the rolls and that a
great many are wrongfully shut off. I
but that the readjustment should be
done by special legislation and not by
reopening the rolls.
In the hearing Thursday while Mc
Murray was on the stand, a congress
man addressing him .saidi
"It has been charged that you.
j through Jake L. Hamon, offered sen
I ator T. P. Gore $25,000 or $0,000 as a
i bribe to influence him in congress to
1 withdraw his opposition to the approval
j of your contracts. Did you. or did' you
j not, offer senator Gore such a bribe?1'
I' McMurray answered: "No."
"Did you ever tell anyone that the
vice president of the United States had
any interest in your contracts;
"I never did," answered McMurray.
"Did you authorize Hamon to say Mr.
Sherman was interested?"
"I did not."
"Did senator Charles Curtis, of Kan
sas, ever have any interest in the con
tracts?" "He never did. and I never told any-
i one that he did.' -
"Did you ever tell anyone that con
gressman B. S. McGuir& had any in
terest in your contracts?"
"I never did."
"Did you ever authorize Hamon to
represent you before any members of
congress or anyone else?"
"I did not."
"Has any member of congress or any
employe of any government depart
ment interest in those contract?"
"They have not."
Describing his contracts as a plain
business proposition, McMurray told of
his relations with the indians, -which he
said began in 1899. In the first con
tracts for the sale of the land, Cecil
Lyon, national Republican committee
man of Texas, was a partner, McMur
"NroTVTnrmv nlcn Hpnifr? Via ovor hnd
i offered $25,000 as a bribe to D. C. Mc
curtain, a Choctaw lawyer; McCurtaln
had testified that the offer had been
made to him in a connection with the
old tribal contracts.
LA MESA XAMES DRLEGATES
TO CRUCES CONTENTION
Both Rcpxiiilicnns ami Democrats Are
Chosen to Represent the Valley
Town in Contention.
La Mesa, X. M., Aug. 19. F. H. White,
W. C. Mead and Cecelio Flores were
olected by the Republicans and A. N.
Ault, .Tann Suez and Elltho Suez are
the Democratic reprrsentatives elected
to attend the convention in Las Cruces
for the election of delegates to Santa Fe
for the forming of the state constitution.
BIDS ASKED FOR
v, it nnnnoii mot TKVIdm- nffernnon nt 3 oeloclv and authorized
major to advertise for bids for the construction of the jcarbnge and sen age
disposal plants which are to cost $110,000.
It Is expected that the greater part of the work will he done by local con.
tractors under the supervision of the Public Works Engineering company, of
Portland, Ore., the firm whose plans for the to plants were accepted while
major Jos. I. Sweencj" was In office.
BIG TEXAS RANCH -SELLS
Amarillo, Tex., Auk. 10 The largest land deal in the history of the Pan
handle was consummated here yesterday, according to an announcement
made this morning wheu the 'famous "J 3" ranch of 121,000 acres was trans
ferred by the Prairie Land & Cattle company, of London, Enjr., to Prewitt &
Sons, of Kansas Citj-, at a price of $1,-200,000. The nevt owners will divide It
Into 700 small farms vthlch will be offered for sale to settlers.
County Commissioners Will
Appoint His Successor as
' ACTIVE FOR PLACE
Mayor-elect C. E. Kelly will assume
his new office Monday when he will
take the oath and possession of the
mayor's chair. It was expected that the
new mayor would begin his duties at
once but mayor pro tern J, I. Hewitt is
now in charge of the city's affairs.
In the meantime the new mayor will
arrange his business affairs in order
to devote the greater part of his time
to his official duties. He will also re
sign as county treasurer and his suc
cessor will be named. .Tames Magoffin's
name seems to be the one nearest the
top of the political pot.
With the selection of Mr. Kelly as
mayor to fill the unexpired term, the
vacancy in the office of county treas
urer has caused politicians to again get
busy, but it will not be known who
will succeed Kelly until the commis
sioners meet Monday.
However, there have been several men
suggested for the position 'of county
treasurer. Most prominent among them
; .T W. Maeroffin. a real estate dealer.
and son of ex-mayor Joseph Magoffin,
who, it is said among the inner circle
of the county ring, will be chosen to
fill the vacancy.
Adrian Pool, TV. I. "Watson, Charles Le
Baron and Winchester Cooley have
nir hppn mentioned but it is the con
census of opinion that Magoffin will get
Addpt Resolution Favoring
St. Paul Congress Pol
icy Is Outlined.
Salt Lake City, Utah. Aug. IS. The
conference of the governors of Rocky
mountain and Pacific coast states, caHed
to consider the question of represen
tation' nt- the St. Paul meetlns of the
! Conservation congress in September, ad
journed today after the adoption of a
resolution reciting that masmucn as a
fun nni froA discussion of the subject
of conservation could be had the Pi- '
-cific coast and Rock' mountain states
would cordially participate in the cun
The governors adopted a list of de- t
mands to ho presented to the congress in '
the way of a policy which vincludes the j
claim that the national government hold j
public lands in trust for states; that l
they should be given the complete ad-
ministration of conservation laws; that I
all homestead and untimbered grazing
lands be ellminatel immediately from
the forest reserves; that states have the
inherit right to use and control their
water power; that the privilege of
American citizens to seek and develop
the mineral wealth where found should
be secured by laws; that the idea of de
riving federal revenue from the physical
resources of states is "repugnant to
that adjustment of constitutional pow
ers which guarantees the perpetuity of
ROOSEVELT OUT OF
NEW YORK CAMPAIGN
May Enter Into 1912- Con
test to Protect Personal
New York. N. Y.. Aug. lr-. Col.
Roosevelt made clear today to nis
friends that the reports that he did not
Intend to take any part in the coming
state campaign were well based. As the
colonel put it he did not think he had
been encouraged to take an active in
terest by the action of the state com
mittee in turning down his name for
temporary chairman of the convention.
His close friends are authority for
the statement today that Roosevelt has
never indicated by the slightest word
what his intentions were with regard to
1912. The colonel, however, has always
said he reserves the right to engage in
anv situation at any time whenever he
i feels his policies demand it.
Interested In Sale
Of Asbestos Stock
M Kii-n Dnnlan Hoakln. the
Bull, and Dana Pond, the artist, both
y , . ' ...? ismsymz. xs;z'!-r i
other dav to take part in the leRal drima now poinp: on in which -urs. -ou
.cc-c ",...cr, O-ler ..d CM, or -pea.n -er o o, S35..00 ,o
boom the Magnesia Aibestos companj's business, llrv. Hopkins Is fcnown as one
of the most convincing of women when a business deal is at stake, and It Is
told t'liat -she has locked boras with some of the bralnest of financiers and
cme cut on ,oP. Mrs. Bull is ,ery Wlous to see her nnd have her explain,
m TlnnUInv's friends -y there Isn't the slightest doubt she will explain and
explain sntisfacloiSIj, for that in one
with her arrival .jc Majrnesln plant at
started up aaln.
BELGIAN COMPANY '
INTERESTED IN OIL
Xew Orleans, La., AnR. 10 Gerh Meyer, a capitalist, representing the
Orion Oil company, of. Amsterdam, 'is here this morninp: enroutc to Texas,
where the company plans investing lae nis lu the oil fields. Meyer said
he would first Investigate conditions aronn.l Beaumont. He may later CO to
the Toyali field. '
G-RADY. K M., MAN
ffis Companion Stunned and
Mules linocKea jjuwu.
Several Bones Are
: X- m. Aug:- 1Q- The body
Robert k. Bowman, who lived near
Grabdey. X, M.. a. town 30 miles, nortl, i of
here, and who was Kiiieu i""y , '
evening bv lightning as he was driving
rf-innd distributing fence posts, on ,
hisCclaim? has-been brpught here. He j homesekers'. excursion for this year ar
is -5 vear of age and unmarried. riveI in Dalhart Thursday afternoon
" . i:...n11v nnnlfpd bv the I ...
The body was literally cooKeo. u w -
i w f no-utnin."- and several uu"
were broken. Great patches, of skin
wer.e removed, greatly discoloring the
bodv. . .
In the wagon with him was a neigh
bor E. C. Huffman, who wns standing
within two feet of Bowman when the
lightning struck, according to eye wit
nesses. Huffman was not seriously in
ured although he was stunneu u
. .j .. t !,. T..o-rTi The mule
' icnocKeu uut ui n. "
team was knocked down but got up and
The bodv will be shipped to Macomb.
' .., Dm.n i.-fic o nerfect
uxiaauiiiu. "'"" ....w -- . -
specimen of manhood, physically, in
dustrious and well liked in his neigh
borhood. He came to Curry county
about a year and a half .ago.
M VXY TEX VXS ARE
INTERESTED IX PATENTS
Dallas. Texas Aug. 19- Schley & Da
vis, patent attorneys of Dallas, an
nounce the issuance of the following
patents to Texans for the week ending
Aug. 13: Wm L. Baten. Campti, La
assignor to T. J Baten, Beaumont, de
vice for dipping lumber: Charles D.
Bell. Ft. "Worth, tire protector and anti
skid'ding device; Laura E. Daniels. Ft.
Worth, steam cookers: John Dillander,
Temple, engine valve; Wm. M. LIndsey.
Sonorn, trap gun; Wm M. Ross. Guthrie,
combined rake and harrow; Robert W.
J. Smith, assignor to J. C. Anderson and
R. J. Rowe, Terrell, automatic pump
for internal combustion engines: Walter
F. Sparks. SInton. track raising, lower
ing and ballasting machine.
clone friend of Mrs. Marie Xevias Elaine
or whom arrived In the X'nlted States the
of her strong : point. Simultaneously
Newark, X. J., idle
OL.D BLOW CAVSES
L.OCIJAW AND DEATH
Amarillo, Tex., Aug. 19 Will
iam Stone "died here last night
from lockjaw caused by a Slow
on the lea'd by a baseball re
ceived four years ago.
A. -.- A A. A A-A A A A A. -' - '
ARRIVES AT DALHART
Dalhart. Tex.. Aug. 19. The largest
? to wcre reciuired to accom-
i .. , iu. ..n oQ rr-M, ru-iir
modate the visitors, who are from Ohio.
Carmen. Okla., Anp. 10 V. 1.1 Foster. 50 years of n:e, nud h farmer, vins
shot and Instantly killcl I" M son Harry-, aKe 22, yesterdaj-, In n family qr
rcl. Young Foster Aolimtnrilj surrendered and was exonerated by a coroner's
The boy shot in defrnic of his mother, whom IiIh father ?iad attifknl. It
Issnid. Younjr Foster was arretted today on a charge of murder. The pre-limlnarj-.
trial is set for toriiorrow.
MAN DIES OF WOUNDS
MILLIONAIRE IN JAIL
San Antonio, Tex., Aug. 19. 0cnr J. Rountree died thin morning at 5
oclock a a result of a wound received last niprht here. D. B. Chapin was
placed in the coun,tj- jail on the charge of killing, which occurred in a saloon
here. Chapin claims self defense.
The dead man was formerlj- a well known Texas ranger. Chapin is th
millionaire owner of Hidalgo town,ite.
7 The trouble causing the killing is said to have been over a land deal.
EI Paso, Texas,
August 19, 1910 - - - 12 Pages
Addresses Made by Ed. R.
Kone, H. H. Harrington
and Sr. Dominguez.
' NEXT MEETING
The Delegates Eat Dry Farm
Watermelons and Inspect
Eagle Pass, Tex.. Aug. 19. The Tex
as Dry Farming congress is now deep
in the work of real interest to tha
farmers and every session is attended
by all the delegates, each man, an in
teresting listener and many of them
propounding questions to the speakers,
to get at all the facts they -wish, to
It Is proving a most profitable meet
ing and state agricultural commissioner
Ed R. Kone Is most enthusiastic over
At the morning session, Uvalde was
selected as the meeting place for 1911.
Two Feature Addresses.
This morning there were two feature
addresses on the program. Hon. Ed,
Kone, state agricultural commissioner,
told the farmers "How To Succeed on a
Farm in West Texas,', advocating di
versification of crops, and the com
bining of stock raising. Mr. Kone is
always popular -with the farmers and
had no opposition In the recent pri
maries for renomination.
Judge Kone said 'he thought that
"West Texas was going to advance by
leaps and bounds with the advance of
the science of dry farming. Results are
alreadv astounding he declared, and.
they will be more so as the years ad
vance and homes will dot regions here
of nn considered worthless. He saidi
he had no misgivings as to the success
of dry farming in Texas. Enough had
already been developed to prove its sue-
j" t. Suellus of Valentine reported.
Th other feature was the talk by
; processor a., xx. nwiiuf.w", -
j , the g ?
j " in the Trans-Pecos Country."
state Interested i Work,
He congratulated e cnv
j the spread oeoritjtin
. -neMnents In farm science.
j Re said experiment stations had been
for months, was ( located In Dickens county at Lubbock:
and Pecos by the state to gather Infor
- .- ,,-i.ti roslstinsr crops for
the arid, region of Texas. He said the
thought enough of west Texas to buy a
farm in -the Toyah valley.
He cautioned against deceiving one s
self on the prospects of West Texas. He
said conditions are entirely different to
thoe in other dry farm regions. Due
to lack of sno-n, winter crops appear
Impossible, but under ordinary condi
tions the rain is heavy in summer and
summer crops in west Texas ought to
be a success. The rain is well distrib
uted throughout the summer which,
help crops. He believes dry farming
combined with Rattle raising will prove
a success in wesjT Texas as forage i3
easiest to raise. .;
Professor Harrington was followed
by Sr Zeferlno Domingues of Coahua,
in a 'seed testing demonsratton. Pro
fessor Dominguez has brought with
him a number of samples of his dry
farm products. He Is the genuine and
onlv. original dry farmer m Mexico.
There were several short talks by
The delegates" this aftrenoon ato
dry farm watermelons at the ranch
ofW E. Miller, saw a ball game and
attended a reception by the Women's
Civic Improvement league.
Tonight the officers will be elected
and Uvalde will be selected as the next
Thursday night, professor H. P. Att
water delivered his famous Texas lec-
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