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El Paso, Texas,
August 27, 1910--- 44 Pages
i El Paso Fair
1 October 29tE To
I Nov. 6th, 1310
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Kegro and Two Cowboys in
tlie Building Where He
Was Beaten to Death.
Carlsbad, N .31., Aug. 27. The killing
sf Clabe Merchant, jr., nephew of Col.
C. W. Merchant, of AbHene, Texas at
the "Washington Hagler ranch 35 miles
southwest of Carlsbad, yesterday, cre
ated no small amount of excitement in
town and considerable feeling has been
aroused in the matter.
A negro known as Bat Harris, who
has been in the employ of "W. E. "Wash
ington for many years past, has been
placed under arrest and -is held await
ing developments. No charge has as yet
leen placed against him. It is probable
that other arrests will follow.
Merchant had been in the employ of
the "Washington Hagler ranch outfit
for some time and was about a week or
ten days ago discharged by "Washington,
it is reported. Some few days later he
was reemployed by Hagler. After being
reemployed he discharged " the negro,
who was a cowboy on the place. Bitter
feeling was engendered but no serious
trouble resulted until yesterday, when
Merchant entered the kitchen of the
ranch house, where it is reported "Wash
ington, the negro, and two other cow
boys were at the time and the trouble
which resulted in Merchant's death. '
Hagler was at the horse corral when
the negro came out and told him that
Clabe Merchant had been killed. Hagler
went in and found the wounded man
unconscious. With his chauffeur, he
placed Merchant in the automobileand
brought him to town, making the run of
35 miles in 55 minutes. Merchant was
taken to the hospital where his injuries
were dressed. His skull was found to
have been crushed in the back and also
in the front and three other severe I
gashes had been inflicted with some
blunt instrument, presumably an axe.
He died shortly after noon without re
gaining consciousness. He leaves a
wife and five children.
XO OFFICIAL ACTIOZV YET
OX UXSAMT.VRY BUILDINGS
Geo. Loolc Says He Tm Willing To Make
.Improvements and Will Tear
Some of Tlieni Bomi.
Action in the matter of tearing down
the buildings declared unsanitary by
the city health department, a list of
which was furnished by Dr. W. H.
Anderson, city health officer, still re
mains in the hands of city attorney
Geo. Look, who Gwns the ground and
many of the dwellings declared unsan
itary, after a conference with mayor
Kelfy, has expressed his willingness to
cooperate with the city, even to the
extent of tearing down the buildings.
Inquiry at the city health depart
ment's office Saturday morning elicited
the information that no instructions
as to proceeding with the matter had
yet been received from the city attor-'
Nearly 1500 buildings in -the lower
part of the city have been condemned
-& NEW HIGH RECORD
$- IN COTTON TRICES.
& New York, N. Y., Aug. 27.
-& A new high record was estab-
-- lished for the season in the cot-
- ton market today when August
$ contracts sold at $16.90, or 36
$- points above the closing figures
of last night, and over $4 a bale
above the low price yesterday.
YOUXG BOY IS ARRESTED
FOLLOWING FIRE AT ERA
Gainesville, Tex., Aug. 27. Barney
Byron, 15 years old, was arrested last
night near Krura by sheriff Bringham,
of Cooke county, and jailed here todaj
after knives, watches, a harp and other
trinkets, which were identified as the
property of Lest Seagraves, of Era,
whose store was robbed previous to the
fire destroying the business section of
Era early Friday, had been recovered. J
Theboy is held on suspicion that he
knows something about the fire. He
refuses to give his place of residence.
C. R. Brownlie, of the city health de
partment, has returned from a. vacation
trip to Long Beach and Los Angeles.
He also visited friends in Clifton, Ariz.,
on his way liome.
L YON TO FIGHT THE ' .
Ft. Worth, Tcr, Aug. 27. That the Tesas Republican leader.s will fight
the efforts of senator Cummins, of Iavrn, to have a hill enacted providing
for direct primaries for nomination: for prchltlent, and a hill for rearrang
ing national representation at conven tionK, which villi cat down the number
of Koutheni delegates, is Indicated by statements made by local Republicans
Plans for establishing a Republican daily newspaper here are rapidly ma
turing. This journal Is. expected to oppose Cumminfa's plans and to keep con
trol of the iartyIn Texas for Cecil Lyon.
Efforts to secure a statement front Lyon were met at his office in Sher
man by a statement that CoL Ljon Is now trat cling for pleasure In Arizona.
KAISER BELIEVES HE
IS CHOSEN BY GOD
Berlin, Germany, Aug. 27. The speech dellrercfd by emperor William at
Koenlgsbnrg In which he openly expressed his belief in the divine right of
the Prussian king and that his choice Is not by the peopie' a -tsembllea, bat
by God, Is a theme that has excited discussion In the nevpnpers.
Fonr-flfths of the German prs3 has united in criticism of the sovereign.
Every shade of disapproval is voiced from mere regret to mockery of the al
leged pretensions of the emperor.
Countess To Teach
New York, N. T., Aug. 27. The coun
tess de Swirsky, famous in Russia as a
barefoot dancer, has arrived in this
country prepared to teach her naked
toed art to a91 those who care to learn.
The countess has a wonderful Russian
dance invented by herself, which 1s
made to fit around nthi'jg nut bare I
feet. Shortly after her arrival in the
United States she went to Newport and
after one .exhibition of her dance took !
society by storm. A class was almost j
fiiremediaely formed, and it js 'expected! j
that before the summer season closes' i
scores' of fashionables wltr W tripping i
the light fantastic sans stockings.
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New York Police Force
Reduced From Clerical to
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State Legislature Strikes a
Snag in Attempting to
Reach an Acnreement .
Austin, Tex., Aug. 27. The peniten
tiary bill was reported in both houses
this morning from the joint committee.
It has no provision when .the bill if
passed shall become effectives This
passes up to each branch of the legis
lature the fight on when it becomes ef
fective, so Campbell shall name com
missioners or whether it shall not be
come effective until after the inaugura
tion of Colquitt.
The house favors "making it effective
immediately but the senate wants it ef
fective after Colquitt's inauguration.
Unless t there is a compromise, it is
not likely that the bill will pass, for
the senate will stand firm for not per
mittirig the present administration to
name the members of the board. '
The insurance bill with the commit
tee amendments came up in the house
this morning, "Vaughn moving that it
be made a special order for Monday
morning, which prevailed. It is under
stood that in the hope of effecting an
agreement with the senate at a confer
ence of leaders tomorrow a recess was
After a recess the house reconvened
at 11:30 and received a report on the
1 penitentiary bill. Gilmore offered the
! bill and it was referred to the peniten
, tiary committee, which met at once and
will report the bill faborably.
BISBEE MINER FALLS
THROUGH PLATE GLASS
John T. Shea, a Bisbee miner, was
released by judge Lea Saturday morn
ing. The charge was drunkenness.
Shea, who lost an eye several years
ago from a .blast, and who told the
court he bad .-Mine he.- to Ikivo Ihe
t other one treated by a specialist.
crashed throughthe window of m the
Arcade saloon on Mesa and Main streets
Friday evening and cut his left hanO.
"Yosterday was the first day I had
had a drink in three years,"' Slu-a de
clared to the court. "I only had five,
but I guess they made me crasj-."
"W- P. Dent, examiner of titles for the
reclamation service, has returned from
a trip through the Pecos valley.
Mr. andMrs. C. A. Camp, of 1127
Arizona street, have 'gone to Cloudcroft
to spend Sunday.
Mrs. D. E. Schof Ield of 1127 Arizona
street, returned from an eastern trip
-New York, N. Y., Aug. 27. Martin
Sheridan, the former all-round athletic
champion, is about to resign from the
New York police department because of
being reduced frcan clerical to patroi
duty. Strange to say, although a phe
nomenally strong and active man, he
complains thait patrollng the streets
in uniform makes him weary, and "that
the long hours are exceptionally hard
on him. Friends of the athlete are mys
tified as to why he was i-elected for
such a change in duty. John Flana
gan, the famous hammer thrower, has
J left the force and has gone to Canada.
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Cheyenne, AVyo., Aug. 27. Wyoming todny extended to Theo. Roosevelt
ihe first of a series of demonstrations planned for him la the far vrest. From
all over the state came men and women to join in welcoming the colonel
back to the country with rtliicli he first became acquainted over a quarter of
a century ago.
Many events, in which the old and new life of the west were prominent,
were planned for his entertainment.
At the station to meet Roosevelt were governor Bryant li. Brooks, sen
ator Francis E. "Warren, of Wyoming, and senator Wm. Borah, of Idaho, the
latter one of the Insurgents who have been close to Roosevelt, and a man
prominent In the political affairs of his stale.
Drawn up In front of the station as an escort of honor was the Ninth
cavalry, XT. S. A., the negro regiment, that coutferated with the Rough RJdcrs
Some of the men who were In the Cuban c mpalgn came forward to xseet
Theo. Roosevelt Says the Na
tion Needs More of It to
TALS TO CROWDS
AT CHEYENNE, Y7YO.
Cheyenne. Wyo., Aug. 27. "When, at
the close of my hunting trip in Africa,
I reached the border of civilization, the
first invitation I accepted was this, to
visit the capital of "Wyoming on the day
when the people of the frontier caine
together to commemorate their
achievements; I was glad it as so, be
cause I have-a peculiar feeling for the
men and women of what used to be
called the 'Far West,' and especially for
T:hose of -the cattle country' said Theo.
Roosevelt today at the old settlers
"For a number of years I lived on
aranch on the Little Missouri, sharing
work and play, good fortune and bad
fortune, -nith my nfcghbors; working
dele te j
on the roundup, serving as
from the Little Missouri roundup dis
trict to the Montana Stock Growers' as
sociation, and even j at times acting as
deputy sheriff at-my end of the coun
try. I count those years as among the
most valuable of my life, because noth
ing breeds such community of feeling
as to work with one's fellow men at
their life tasks, anTT to learn to know
their feelings by actually sharing them.
"The westerner is an American first
and foremost; for this is the great les
son, friends, that all of us need to learn
and to keep, the" lessen that is unim
portant whether a man lives north or
south,, "east or west, provided he Is
genuinely and in "good faith an Amer-
ican, that he feels every part of the
United States as his orvn, and that he is
honestly desirous to uphold the inter
ests of all other Americans in what
ever sections of the country they my
"A hundred years ago, when men for mutuai help, anCr, what ls especial
spoke of the west they meant the coun- j y important, the feeling of comrade-
trv between the Alleghames ana tne
Mississippi. Fifty years ago the white
man's west took In Minnesota, Iowa and
Kansas, and thn skipped across, to
California and Oregon. The country of
the great plains and the Rockies, the
country in which you -whom I am now
addressing lead your lives and do your
work, has grown up within my own life
time. I mj-self saw and took part in
the closing years of the pioneer period,
and it was my great privilege to work
side by side with the pioneers the
ranchmen, the miners, the cow punch
ers, the mule skinners, the bull whack
ers who actually opened up the coun
try. Western Ciilei.
"I now find cities where one can ob
tain not merely comfort, but luxury,
in the places where 30 years ago there
was not a building beyond a log hut
or an adobe house. The men who did
this work were engaged In the final
stages of conquering the continent;
and it -nas their privilege to do one of
the great works of all time, to do their
part in the performance of an epic feat
in the history of the progress of man
kind. ' "I have used the word progress. The
west stands for groiv th, for progress. So
must the whole American people stand.
A great democracy must be progressive
or it will soon cease to be either great
or democratic. No nation, no state, nor
party, can stand still. It must either
go forward or go backward; and it be
comes useless If it goes backward.
Therefore, I greet you, men of the west,
and I stand for progress as all men
must stand who are progressive.
"The need for the special and distinc
tive pioneer virtues is as great as ever.
In other -words, as our civilization
grows older and more complex, while it
is true that we need to develop men
whose lives are devoted wholl5r to the
pursuit of special objects, it ls yet
alo true that we ne?d a greater and
not a less development of the funda
mental frontier virtues. These virtues
include the power of self help, together
with the power of joining with others
A parade through the streets of
Chevenne headed by Roosevelt in an
automobile began the day's festivities.
Everywhere there were crowds of wo
men, children, cowboys and cowgirls
on horseoack ana straying faioux In
dians waiting to see the visitor. The
colonel responded cordially to the i
greeting of the throng as he passed
along. Arriving at the reviewing
stand, Roosevelt reviewed the troops,
cowboys, cowgirls, and the yemnant of
Sioux and various organizations taking
Once Killed Indians.
Col. Roosevelt watched the parade
with the closest attention. He stood at
the front of the reviewing stand with
governor Brooks on one side and Gen.
Smith on the other. When the colors
were carried by he '.took off his hat and
stood at attention, his' head thrown
back, and his heels close together like
When the indians rode by yelling war
crys, the colonel waved his hat to
them and, turning to governor Brooks,
said: "Twenty-seven years ago we shot
one of those Sioux in the brush on the
plains, and a cowpuncher and I stood
off 70 of them for two hours."
The -colonel liked the cowboys but
did not think they looked as they used
to when he lived in the west. "The
chaps" he said, "are prettier than they
used to be."
When the parade was over the colonel
said: "It was fine, fine. I enjoyedvit
Roosevelt left the hotel for the fron
tier grounds at 12:30 oclock with "Buf
falo" Vernon, "Pecos Dick" Stanley and
Sam Scovllle, three competitors in the
finals of the championship riding con
test this afternoon, riding beside his
Monument' to Remington.
In his speech 'here todav, Col. Rbose-
veit proposed a splendid monument to
Frederick Remington, the painter and
sculptor of scenes in the cattle country
Col. Roosevelt will be the custodian and
Homer Davenport, the cartoonist, will
; ue auieuijV ui liic iuuiiuiiicul iuuu.
Replies to Attack.
Severe criticism of Mr. Roosevelt by
a New York newspaper brought forth
a spirited . reply from him this morn
ing. He learned that he had been criti
cised for some speeches which he has
been making on the trip, particularly
for his remarks concerning corporations
in his Buffalo speech. "It is just the
kind of attack I expected," he said,
just as soon as a practical eiiort tor
cleanl'ness and decency in New York
politics ls made."
Bujcy Day Friday,
Col. Roosevelt wound up Friday a
Lexington, Neb., making a three min
ute speech at 10:30 p. m. He made his
first speech Friday at 6:45 oclock. The
Nebraska senators, Norrls 'Brown and
Elmer J. Burkett, got on the tratyri at
Kearney and talked with 'Col. Roosevelt
for a few minutes. When the colonel
went out to address the crowd at Kear
ney he took the senators with him.
Rooeelt toSpcnk to Lawmalcer.
Col, Roosevelt'has promised to address
the members of tne Colorado legislature
when he visits Denver Monday. The
legislature invited him yesterday, two
members viting no. ,
When Col. Roosevelt was' informed
that Republican leaders -in Nassau
county. New York, has determined that
he shall be delegate to 'the Republican
state convention at Saratoga, N. Y., ne
raid that he was very glad to hear it
and would accept.
ship, of social good fellowship.
"Among the pioneers who tried to
lead hard working, decent lives, there
was a feeling of genuine democracy,
which represented an approach to the
American ideal -which we 'certainly
should do everything in our power to
preserve. We did not try to say that
men were equal when they were not
equal, but ie did our best to secure
something like an equality of oppor
tunity and an equality of reward for
"Wrath Against Wrong.
"Now, so far as possible these qual
ities and the conditions that bring
about these qualities should be kept
in the great states which are growing
out of the old frontier communities.
We need to strive for the greneral so
cial betterment of the people as a
.vhole. and yet to encourage individual
liberty and set high reward on indi
vidual initiative, up to the point where
they become detrimental to the gen
eral -welfare. In continually and earn
estly striving for this betterment of so
cial and economic conditions in our
complex industrial civilization, we
should work in the old frontier sp'lrit
of rugged strength and courage, and
vet with the old frontier spirit of
brotherly comradeship and good will. I
I do not mean that tvc should refrain
from- hating wrong; on the contrary,
I would preach fiery wrath against
wrong. But I -would not preach such
wrath against the wrong doer; save
In thos"e cases where his -wrong doing
really is due to evil moral attributes
on his part, and not to a wrong or
false system, of which he ls almost as
much the victim as the beneficiary.
Sometimes a wrong presents the delib
erate wickedness of the wrong doer, in
which case the remedy is to punish him;
but sometimes it represents the effects
of a false social system, In -which case
the right course is to alter what Is
false In the system."
Mr. Roosevelt closed with a tribute
to the late Frederick Remington for
his work in preserving with brush and
chisel the days of the old frontier as
they really were.
New York, N. Y., Aug. 27. Mrs. Roy
W. Conger, formerly Grace Fitch, a
niece of the late Clyde Fitch and daugh
ter of Col. Henry Fitch of (the United
States army, has adopted a stage ca-
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reer. She has been very prominent so
cially, and it waj one ipf Clyde Fitch's
ambitions to write a play some day that
would set off her beauty and give room
for her not fuly developed talent. She
1 has been a srreat student of palmistry
i a"d her practical knowledge of this art
will be put to advantageous test in
connection with her stage" appearance.
1 DIES SUDDENLY
A Well Known Young Man
Formerlv of El Paso,
Sidney Friend, of , Milwaukee. Wis.,
who had spent a number of winters in
j El Paso and who ras well Known
among the young men of the city, died
Saturday evening In an ambulance on
the way to a hospital at Milwaukee.
Mr. Friend was out walking, with hi3
sister, Miss Mabel Friend, hiscbrotherin-
Iaw, L. K. Fishell, and Mrs. Boehm. He
suffered a hemorrhage caused by a vio
lent attack of coughing. He was take"n
Into a nearby drug store and an ambu
lance called. Then he was started to the
Emergency hospital but was so weak
ened by the hemorrhage that he died on
Mr. Friend was 32 years old at the
time of his death and was a retired
traveling man. He was a sufferer "from
tuberculosis and spent the winters In
the southwest to escape the rigors of
the northern climate. He spent the win
ter here last year and left with an auto
mobile party in the spring for San An
tonio, from where he went to his h,ome
in Wilwaukee to spendthe summer with
his parents. He was well known
among friends as "Pinkey." He is sur
vived by his mother and father, Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Friend. 383 Kant place,
Milwaukee, a sister. Miss Mabel Friend,
who was with him at the time of his
death: a brother, E. A. Friend, of the
clothing "firm of. Friend &Marks, of
Milwaukee; and two -married sisters,
Mrs. L.K. Fishell, of Chicago, and Mrs.
M. Frank, of New York.
The interment was held in Milwaukee
from the "family residence
SA-LOON MAN KILLED
' CONSIDERABLE TROUBLE IS AROUSED
A T MOGOLLON N. M
Socorro, N. M., Aug. 2T. Advice Is received here of the death or Charles
Clark at Mogollon, formerly a peace officer. His commission was revoked a
few months ago and he was later a saloonkeeper.
Mounted police Deal and Putnam tried to effect his arrest, resistance vras
offered and Deal, fired, killing him, It Im said. Threats- are laid against the of
ficers and there Is considerable aggltation at Mogollon over the affair.
Statement made by Estes and Day, now In Jail on the alleged charge of.
having murdered the stage driver on the bixth of August, are that Clark knew
more than he would tell about the holdup.
Justice of the peace Christian Sorensen Is said to have resigned at Mo
gollon. Capt. Fred Fornoff and other officers of the mounted police and sheriff
Sanchez are on tneir way to the scene.
Burnslde, the constable at Mogolloa, resigned a week or so ago.
New York, X. Y., Aug. 27. In an attempt to fly his aeroplane from the
Shcepshend hay track to Fort Hamilton this morning, Mars, the aviator, was
caught In a heavy blast of wind and carried out over the lower bay, where
the machine collapsed and fell lno the water.
Mars vrns picked up unhurt by a tug boat and the wrecked acrtplaxe
vtas taken aboard a lighter.
With" the Wind Calm, the
Fire Fighters Are Making
Headway Against Flames.
DEATH LIST IS
The Party of Forest Ranger
Haim Located Safe-
ernment Must Aid Victims
Oggen, Utah, Aug. 27. District for
ester Sherman, whose jurlsdlctleH ex
tends over southera Idaho, received s
message today- that a fire ef huge pro
portions had hrekea out aear Island
Park oa the Yellowstone branch of the
Oregon short IIhc. The railroad has seat
a force of 150 men to the scene aad 1M
others are being recrHlted.
Missoula, Mont., Aug. 27. John W
Bell, a ranger who lost 11 of his crew
of 47 on Big Creek, near Wallace, ar
rived here last night weas and slclc
with scorched things. He continued to
his home at Sheridan, Mont
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 27. A dispatch,
from St. Mary's, Idaho, says there is
no wind and that the fires are being
brought under control.
A member of the Halm party wires
from Iron Mountain that all 16 are
safe, and uninjured.
The Spokane city council last night
adopted resolutions asking the na
tional government to render assistance
to the thousands of persons made home
less andhelpless by the fires.
Sixty-seven forest employes are miss
ing and still unaccounted for. Complete
returns have not yet been received from
the Ceur D'Alene region in the vi
cinity of Wallace Idaho.
When these are in it is thought the
list of missing will be materially re
duced. . The missing . include the following:
Ranger Hollngshead's crew on Big
creek, 2S men.
Ranger Thenon's crew at Indian lakei
31 men. "
At the Setser creek camps, five men
Halm Parry Not Large.
Tne discrepancy in the number of
men in Halm's crew which has been re
ported from Wallace to consist -of 70
men and which, according to the rec
ords of the district office is only com
posed of 16, can be explained through
the fact that the original party con
sisted of 70. but after starting out many
were transferred and some discharged
reducing the number of the party to 16.
It is also further explained that
ranger Haines, who first had charge of
the party, has since personally report
ed to the district forester fn this city,
that when he turned it over to Halm
it only contained IS men including
The district office has been hopeful
all along that the Halm party is safe.
During the present year the forest
fires on the national forests have been
the most serious since the forests were
established. This has been due to the
very severe drouth which in certain
i regions of the northwest is the worst
experienced for many years. The for
ests have been extremely dry' and there
have been almost constant high winds.
"Under these conditions a small spark
is sufficient to start a severe fire 4n
a very short time. The forests service
has maintained an increased fire pa
troL Innumerable fires have sprung
up. but the patrolmen have been able
to extinguish the bulk of those starting
near the roads and trails before they
reached any considerable proportions.
Thus, in this region, over 3000 fires
have been put out in their inclpiency in
addition to over 90 fires of considerable
size which have been extinguished.
The fires starting in the less accessl-
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