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EJ Paso, Texas,
September 26,1910 - 12 Pages
EI Paso Fair
October 29th To
Nov. 6th, 1810
San Antonio Withdraws
From the Contest for Next
WILL GIVE SUPPORT
TO CITY OF EL PASO
EI Paso may have the honor of enter
taining the International Dry Farming
congress in 1911. San Antonio, which
has been making a vigorous fight for
the next meeting of the Iry Farming
congress which will meet in Spokane
the week of October 3, has decided to
withdraw from the contest because of
the conflict with the dates of the 1911
American Bankers' association meeting
'for which San Antonio is to make a
strong fight at the Los Angeles conven
tion. San Aritonio .will ask for it in
Colorado Springs is now in the field
lor the' Dry Farming congress and with
the support of San Antonio El Paso
could offer strong opposition to the
Colorado city for the congress.
G. A. Martin, of El Paso, who is pres
ident of the Texas Dry Farming con
gress, -will be the official delegate from
El Paso at theiiSpokane meeting of the
Dry Farming congress and will -lead the
fight for the selection of El Paso for the
Secretary Carrington, of the San An
tonio convention league, has started an
active movement for the pause of El
Jr'aso at apoKane ana tnis cty will re
ceive the .support of the Texas delega
tion to the congress. El Paso has also
been solicited to invite the 19th Na
tional Irrigation congress here and it
might be possible to arrange the dates
suitably for a joint meeting of the two
big agricultural congresses.
SAYS RAIL LINES
Herbert Ejiox Smith, in Re
port, Says Railroads
Washington, r. C, Sept. 26. "Prob
ably the greatest single deterrent to
water terminal advance in the United
States is the present adverse attitude
of the rail lines towards independent
water traffic, in their exclusive control
of frontage, in refusal or neglect to co
ordinate with general water traffic and
in their refusal .to prorate generally
with water lines in the through move-
mont rf tr -f f ir
This Is one of the conclusions of j
Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner of duced to the .thousands oi tne peopiem
corporations, in part three, just made the beautiful park surrounding the Alin
publlc, of his report to the president, eral palace in which the meeting is tak
on -water transportation in the United ' ing place, and Mr. Bryan said:
After an. exhaustive inquiry into tho
harbor situation of the country, com
missioner Smith finds:
First, that terminals are as impor
tant as channels.
Second, that the harbors of the coun
try have not fully developed 'their
terminal frontage, nor are they prop
erly organized or controlled.
Third, that railroads largely control
water terminals, often to the disad
vantage of general water traffic
Fourth, that there is almost no link
ing up of rail and general water sys
tems at the water's edge, but rather
the opposite tendency.
Fifth, that there is little coopera
tion by localities with the federal gov
renment, which improves their chan
CAMPBELL TTEARS OWN'
HAT AXD SMILES AGAIX.
Austin, Tex., Sept. 26. State
purchasing agent "White is
guilty. This was ascertained to
day -when he confessed, after a
strenuous- search had been made
for governor Campbell's Pana
ma hat, -which disappeared Sat
urday. Mr. White today re
stored the article to the execu
tive, saying the one he left was
much better, but he could not
retain it longer because of the
great hue and cry raised by the
newspapers. Governor Campbell
and private secretary Bowman
today are -wearing happy smiles,
and the governor his own hat.
Itot Angclea, Sept. 2C. The 13th annual convention of the American 3Iin
Inpr coHress Hiet here today. It Is expected that 1000 delegates vrill be
present at the sessions tomorrow.
Gifford PInchot "will deliver an address this afternoon on conservation
of natural resources as it relates particularly to the vrithdravral of oil
lands from entry-
Donslns? Aziz., is making a strong fight for the next meeting of thc
American illning: congress aHd has sent a delegation there to fight for 'the
chance to entertain the mining authorities in that city in 1011.
PROBE OF LORIMER
STARTS IN CHICAGO
Chicago, 111., Sept. -6. State reprerenlative Charles White was the first
-witness today in the senatorial, commit tee investigation of the charges that
the election of William Lorimer to the United States senate was brought about
by bribery. AVhite gave a detailed history of life relations with Lee O'Neil
Browne, Democratic house leader, who, he charged, gave him money to vote
for Lorimer. Six of the seven members of the camittee were present, the
only absentee being senator Bulkeley of Connecticut.
White declared he had been asked by Browne to xote for Lorimer, and
Browne told him that he would receive S10OO for his vote. Browne
also told him he would receive "about as much more"' from other
sources, he said. . Senator Lorimer's counsel objected to this latter as vefer
xIhs to a "Jackpot" and having no connection with the Lorimer charges.
El Paso-Mesilla Boosters Lead Big Parade Through the
Streets of Pueblo, with Municipal Band Adding to
the Enthusiasm Great Irrigation Congress Is
Opened With Large Attendance Bryan
Joins Hands With El Paso in Boost
ing For the Big Dam.
By G. A. Martin.
Pueblo, Colo., Sept. 26. El Paso and
the Mesilla valley, with their usual wav
of doin things, appear to have the fight
won before it has 'started
fcfa-pfwl A-rrivmrr at
1 midnight nn their special train, the dele
rates were out with their band before
breakfast and El Paso and the Mesilla
vaHey appear to be leading everything
After meeting in committee this morn
ing and outlining a plan of action, the
El Pasoans led the procession that
opened the 18th National Irrigation con
gress. President B. A. FwvieV, and
William Jennings Bryan headed the pro
cession in an automobile, both wearing
badges of the El-Paso-Mesilla delegation,
andf ollowing came J. A. Hamper, Charlie
Kinne and Felix Martinez and then the
El Paso municipal band and the El Paso
Xew Mexico delegation.
The parade consisted of all the dele
gates that are here and many organiza
tions of Pueblo, including the G. A. K.
veterans in uniform, continental soi
diers, indians and the marching delega
tions, with half a dozen or more bands.
Bryan Boosts Irrigation.
Even William Jennings Bryan is a
booster- for El Paso. After the parade
Vio fKYnvnntinTi hall, which ended at
i -noon, and before the delegates filed
their credentials. Mr. Brjn was mtro-
"1 am not here as an accreuiteu uuie-
gate, but if I were, 1 should properly
come from Texas, for there I have an
irrigated farm, and there I have many
tion as the leading question in the west !
and one that must develop the west
more than any other one agency.
El Pasoans Arrive in Good Time.
The El Paso-Mesilla valley delegation
was the first big delegation to reach the
city and its committee have already ar-
as reported to the El Pasoans and New
"A rnvw) " A a Tio4" -f'Tin illnfTofoC flTO fT
rangeil lor seeing cne uiner aeieaiwus, ; -, -Cf tttmi- Vi" "'-""'
are nailing them and discussing the situ- d Irs- J.IIia Sutherland, ot Las
ation at once. The general idea, so far truces, and Mrs. G. A. Martin.
nosed to the injection of politics into the D11,0 the special train of the El Paso
convention bv Colorado or any other I MsiHa valley delegation was a great at-
state. They argue that it would be a n110 fjf PePle 7ere at every sta
slap at the reclamation service and the 1 tl0P he' thc tram stopped on Sunday,
United States government to attempt to JUld J1,e. "nd Played and the delegates
mn -r tArram ttU. nr,t- -nnAr- marched through the streets at Aibr.
taking or approved project and that the 1
nnmose of the convention, in everv sense, i
purpose of the convention, in every sense,
is that of promoting irrigation by the
exchange of ideas and the betterment of
conditions generally and that the poli
tical question of state rights hnd the
distribution of water in interstate
streams should he piven no considera
tion. This argument is meeting with
the approval of most of the delegates
who have arrived.
Xew Mexico delegates met separately
! this onorning and xmanimously decided to
stand bv the Elepliant Butte dam. Ex-
covernor Kibby, of Arizona, and John
Roberts, of Tucson, formerly of El Paso,
are here ahead of the Arizona delegation
and declare that Arizona is with the El
Pasoans and the Xew Mexicans. Kan
sas, with one of the biggest delegations
in the city, is also "said to favor El Paso,
although no formal vote has been taken.
Honor for Martinez.
President Fowler this morning offered
to make Felix Martinez of El Paso,
chairman of the committee ou tem
porary organization or member of the
resolutions committee at large. Mr.
Martinez took the latter appointment,
which is considered a high honor, since
but three members at large niny be ap
pointed by the president to tJ-e com
mittee on resolutions.
itichard Surges will be the Texas
member of the resolutions committer.
This will give Texas two members on
the committee. -H. B- Holt, of Las
Cruces, will be the member of the reso
lutions committee "from Xew Mexioo.
Texans to Help.
All the Texas delegates who nave ar
rived so far, including lornicr president
Barstow of the irrigacion congress ; S. V.
Biggs, of Barstow, md Avery Tuner,
of the Santa Fe at Armirilic. have joined
heartily with the El i'aso M.illa dele
gation on the fight tj keep polities out
of the convention;TUchard F. Burges
has been selected to deliver i.l Paso's
side of the matter in ease the Elephant
T?ufh it)Tn ie nOT-mif rl fi-k Ivn o4-nt-ol
nn th f?nnr f -H,- -nnT,on l,i- ii,; I
forenoon J. A. Smithy Felix Martinez
and others are working hard with the
program committee to have this matter
set aside and make the Coloradoans fight
out their proposition in the committee
on resolutions. The Mexican lias of
the El Paso Mesilla delegation are
sought on every hand and everybody is
wearing them. Every delegate to the
convention is taken to headquarters, ,iiv
en a cigar and a -badge and an argument
against iermitting Colorado to inject
politics into the convention and perhaps
wreck the organization on the shoals of
discord. El Pasoans and Mesilla valley
-, -... .. ' . - .
aeiegates are never sleeping nor resting,
Jut are working for their homes and
their -peopie, although the fight appears
to be won from the start. Thdv are tak
ing no chances. '
The Ei Paso-Mesilla delegation has
four women in the delegation and all
have been slated as delegates. They
Trip a Triumphant One.
On the entire trip from El Paso to
jerque, Las Vegas, and at Eaton and
AuMo besides the stop at Las Cruces
on fcaturday night.
At -Pueblo last night the train over
took tihe regular tram on which the wo
men of the party were riding and seren
aded them at the Harvey lioue. Jack
Happer rushed into the dining room
with the big El Paso banner and waved
it over the heads of all the .linen, as
the band played La Paloma outside the
door and the hundred or more pe:p!e
taking their dinners from the two lcgu
lar trains that had fust arrived, cheered
wildh-. The band played a short concert
in the patio of the hotel, before dv spe
cial departed for Pueblo.
Wide Latitude Permitted.
A determination to permit the great
est latitude In discussion of irrigation
problems, but to' keep the deliberations
free from sectional disputes or per
sonal grievances is voiced by officers
and delegates for the national irriga
Each arriving train has' added Its
quota of delegates from far and wide
and the lobbies this morning hummed
with conversation in which the senti
ment is unanimous that this congress
will be of unusual importance and ben
efit to the irrigated sections of the
Today was given over entirely to
the , formal opening exercises. Includ
ing a mammoth industrial parade and
the throwing open of the irrigation ex
position. Tonight W. J. Bryan will
deliver an address. Tuesday the con-
flCM "" 6" -" "Alness, in i
the morning the congress will discuss
irrigation Dy private enterprises, ' and
rri!T!iT nn rr nnvnrp ontoT-nr-ioc. ,i i
in the afternoon its attention will be
turned to "public irrigation,"
"Water equities" will be considered
Wednesday morning and "irrigation
agriculture" in the afternoon. Thurs
day morning wiill be devoted to a
foreign representatives session, the af
ternoon being given over to a discus
sion of "general policies."
Friday morning there will be a gov
ernor's session and the congress will
close that afternoon with a business
session and the election of officers.
The representation of foreign coun
tries at this congress establishes a new
record. Delegates have arrived from
nine countries, as follows:
Austria-Hungary Chevalier Georg
Germany X. Kaumanns and M. Que
defeld. India II. Nethersole.
Canada R. H. Campbell. W. H. Falr-
.(Continued on Page Eleven.)
nr Airs, uzrn-r niwot irc ihon uvi.oni-
Gives Enthusiastic Welcome
to El Paso and Mesilla
OF WARM SUPPORT
Albuquerque, N. M., Sept. 26. Arriv
here at 8 o'clock Sunday morning on
board the Irrigation special train, the
Rio. Grande valley delegation, compos
ed of the El Paso and Mesilla valley
delegates, found that Albuquerque was
for the lower Rio Grande and the Ele
phant Butte dam to a man.
"The people of the central Rio
Grande valley of New Mexico are with
you to ai man in this fight," said Col.
W. S. Hopewell at the commercial club
to the assembled Irrigation congress
delegates from El Paso and the Me
silla valley. Colonel Hopewell's speech
was brief and to the pbint. It was
simply a welcome to Albuquerque and
a cordial assurance of the entire co
operation and support of the people of
northern New Mexico and the move
ment led by the southerners to fight
Colorado's attempt to secure"the -waters
of the Rio Grande for the San Luis
valley without regard to the rights of
water users in this territory.
The Colorado cortingent are to start
a bitter campaign against the Elephant
Butte dam and their attitude has con
solidated the sentiment of ail New
Mexicans into a readiness to defend
our rights to the Rio Grande waters to
the last ditch.
Secretary C. A. Kinne, of the El Paso
chamber of commerce, made a speech,
ns rilri fypliv -fnrHn nnr? n-oairlorif' Ti
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B. Schwentker, of the commercial club.
As it was, the southern water users
were greeted by a good crowd and
made to feel at home while they were
here. Headed by the splendid El Paso
Municipal Military hand, the delegates,
adorned with brilliant badges, marchea
to the club and, after the speaking,
marched aro"und town to stretch their
legs before the train pulled out for
The band played most of the time
the crowd was here and played classy
music at that. While the men from the
Pass City and Las Cruces are out for
business, they also mean to have a
cracking good time and had got pretty
well started toward that end by the
time the train reached here. They
made a pretty fair amount of noise for
a quiet Sabbath morning in Albuquer
que and are indubitably a jolly bunch.
They left for Las Vegas and Pueblo af
ter remaining here an hour.
(By Frederic J, Haskin).
When 'the gavel fell, calling the
eighteenth National Irrigation con
gress into annual session, the earliest
and the latest ages of American his-
tory clasped hands over the gulf of in
tervening generations. It was the Pu
eblo Indian who first practiced the art
of irrigation on American soil. When
the v hite man first looked upon thi3
continent he beheld" within its bor
ders a civilization of unknown anti
quity. That civilization was based
upon an irrigation ditch; the latest
achievement of twentieth-century civ
ilization is the modern irrigated farm.
Proud of "Accomplishment.
Experts in the irrigation world are
proud of the results accomplished In
their field of endeavor. The irrigated
area of the earth Is estimated at about
(Continued on Page Three.)
For Ugly Maidens
ienver, Colo., Sept. 26. in a sermon
yesterday, father Hugh McMenamin,
po.ai.ui uj. ui unuiun ot tu immacu
late Conception, the most influential
Homan Catholic church in Colorado,
said, "the only condition upon which the
church would sanction the marriage of
a Catholic maid to a Protestant man
who refuses to take instruction in the
Catholic faith is when the maid is
plain, unattractive and on the shady
side of 25, in short, when it seems
more than probable that she would re
main an old maid if she does not snap
up what fate has sent her."
In all other cases, declared father
MeMenamin, the man must accept in
struction in Catholic faith, or no mar
riage will be recognized by the church.
"If the couple threaten civil marriage
by a justice of the peace," said the
priest, "we will tell them to go to the
devil, for that is the way they are
Statements were made in the sermon
in which father MeMenamin explained
the recent pronunciamento issued by
the Vatican regarding matrimonial
laws of the church.
j. n. . -i t. j.. - -r
Las Graces Overflows With Enthusiasm When the Pass
City Delegation Arrives With Band and Banners.
Twenty-Four Delegates G-o From Mesilla Val
ley to Add to the Protest Against Colorado
Interference With Elephant Butte -,
Las Cruces, N. M., Sept. 26. March
ing behind the Municipal -Military
band and headed by an immense silk
American flag flanked by purple satin
banners bearing the words, "Elephant
Butte Dam, El Paso Valley." and "Ele
phant Butte Dam, Mesilla Valley," the
Rio Grande valley delegation, upon
the arrival of the irrigation special
from El Paso Saturday evening, pa
raded through the streets, waving silk
American flags mounted on Mexican
All Las Cruces was on the streets
to see the parade and enjoy the band
concert which was being given by the
defenders of the giant project which
means- everything to the people of the
, lower Rio Grande. After swinging
'down Las Cruces avenue in open order,
the two delegations-from the twin val
leys marched and countermarched
through Main street while the Mu
nicipal band played a brief concert in
the plaza bandstand.
Crowd nt Stalon.
The Irrigation congress special ar-
rived here at 9:30 p. m. and was' met
by Nicholas Galles, president of the
.uesilia. vauc cuoiuuei Ui. (.umumtc.
H. B. Holt, president of the Elephant
Butte Water Lsers' association, and ,
5 .A SPJS,Zewhnr ,S
MosUla alley delegation, who
work with chairman J A- Hipper on
the trip. As soon as the El Paso and
El Paso Valley delegation arrived they.
were greeted by a crowd which had ,
come to the station in autos Flags
were distributed to the Mesilla "Valley,
T " JT"1 A;l","i'1:i
yxj n ii. vu u .h wi,u
Paso hats and
Crippen Indicted oy tue
Grand Jury For Murder
Vifr T V- JX m -'& - VNB
Londan, England, Sept. tUS. The coroner's jury today returned a TCrdtct
which charges Dr. Ilavrley Crippen with the -wilful murder of his wife, Belle
Elmore. The verdict was that the mutilated bodj found in the cellar of the
Crippen liamc was that of Mrs. Crlppea, and that the cause of death was
KILLED IN FLIGHT
Canvas of Aeroplane Rips
Off While 90 Feet in
Charlas, France, Sept. 26. The avi
ator Poillot. was killed Sunday while i
making- a flight with a passenger. The
latter escaped with slight injuries. The
machine had reached a height of 90
feet when a piece of canvas ripped out
from the wing. The aeroplane fell
downward, turning completely over and
burying two men under the wreckage.
Poillot's spine wasbroken.
carrying the flag-mounted coffeewood
canes, which were supplied them by
!, secretary Kinne, of the El Paso cham
ber of commerce.
Marched About. Town.
After the parade, the El Paso dele
gation mingled with the crowd of
f Cruces folks who had come down
town to meet and greet their old
friends. The Municipal band played
Its best in the crowded bandstand in
front of the Church" of the Twin
Crosses, and when it broke into "The
Star Spangled Banner," the color bear
ers dipped the flags and everyone
doffed his hat and shouted for the
f cause for which the valley delegation
was going to Pueblo, to fight the
f greed of the Denver speculators. The
stay in Las Cruces lasted one hour,
during which everyone got acquainted
with everyone else, and when the band
struck up the unofficial national air
of "Hot Time," the Mesilla and El
Paso valley folks marched to the sta
tion like long lost brothers just
The only regret of the Las Cruces
trip was in the fact that judge R; lu
Young was forced to announce his in
ability to go with the party at the
, . TT,rtrr,0Ti- .Ti,?o-a Vnr, tt-oc ,t-H,
during the entire
and his d
oo1 by who had been prohibited
froxn attending the big circus, because
raeasles in the family." Mr. Tdung
planned to make the trip and wal
tea as Qn f h
on th floor of h congress
cauge of tn lower R, Grlnde.
fc important lftigation in which he
retained, developed Saturday, audi
(Continued on Page Three.)
'MINER LQSES HEAD; ,
EMPTY SUMP FOR IT
Bisbee, Ariz., Sept. 20 Tovlo Caaanen, a Finlander. was struck by a
case descending In the Irish Mag shaft and Instantly killed. HIh head wa
completely severed from his body and it tt necessary to pump out the nHmp
in order to recover the mans' head.
The accident occurred while Cnnanen was leaning out to atcertala
whether or not the cage was descending.
It Is asserted that he wax about to leave for the old country In a. short
time to marry, after having accumulated about 5000. v .
Both Sides at Saratoga Are
Awaiting the Coming of
AIR OF EXPECTANCY
Oyster Bay, 4 L. L. Sept. 26- Col.
Roosevelt left here this morning for
Saratoga. He is confident he will be
temporary cnairman of the convention,
by a. majoriry of at least 100. His dec
laration yesterday that he would ac
cept no compromise on the direct nom
inations plank, will, It is believed, bring
up that issue as the principal point to
be fought out, jaside from the struggle
for control of the convention.
Awaitfngr the Leaders.
Saratoga, S. T., Sept.26. Delegates to
the Republicaq state convention, rep
resenting the progressive wing of the
party who are fighting the "old guard"
for control, marked time tcrday pending
the arrival of Theodore Roosevelt, who
is expected this afternoon.
The conference of the progressive
leaders continued until past midnight,
planning details of the convention and
the fight for delegates. In the old
guard camp there was the same air of
expectancy prior to the arrival of vice
president Sherman. In tho meantime
both sides are claiming a majority of
the 1015 delegates.
The tentative platform, of the Pro
gre'ssives has been described as "short,
crisp and distinctively Rooseveltlan It
is understood that the main plank is
for direct nomination on lines already
announced by Lloyd Griscom, the Cobb
compromise modified so that direct
nomination will apply only to candi
dates for congressional and legislative
"Who is going to be temporary chair
man of the convention?" vice president
Sherman was asked upon his as-rivai
here today. "I am," was the reply.
"That's what I came here for.
William Barnes, jr., leader of the "old
guard" said this morning that the "old
guard" would present a complete pro
gram and submit to any amendments.
This came as a surprise as it was ex
pected Col. Roosevelt's opponents would
confine themselves to active opposition
to certain planks in the progressive
BY SANTA FE JTJEY
A N"ew Mexico Attornev Is
Charged "With Violating
The Election Laws.
Santa Fe, N. M., Sept 26. A sensa-
i tion has been caused here by the in
dictment by the territorial grand jury of
attorney Richard H. Hanna, his brother
Thomas W. Hanna, postmaster and
merchant at Lamy, F. B. Hanson, Nich
olas Montoya and W. H. Dick or
charges of violation of the election laws
at the election for delegates to the con
stitutional convention this month. Much
zest is added to the indictments because
attorney Hanna had been a leader in
local reform movements. Other ikdict
ments returned were against N. A. Perry
on the charge of forgery, and Felipe Hi
vera on the charge of criminal assault.
WILL START OX TUESDAY.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 26. The first po
litical battle of the fall in Massa
chusetts will be fought Tuesday and
Wednesday of th's week, when primar
ies for the election of delegates to
various conventions will be held by
the two principal parties, and direct
nominat ons will be made in several
congressional, - senatorial and repre
Joint primaries in all cities and two
towns and all the Demicratic primar
ies will be held Tuesday, with the re
maining Republican primaries the fol-
' lowing day.
There is no contest for places on th
Republican state ticket, which will be
headed for a third time by governor
Eben S. Draper, and chief interet3 in
the primaries rest in the personnel of
the delegates to the Pemocritlc state
convention, -where former state sena
tor James H. Vahey, who has twice led
the party; congressman Eugene I.
Foss the victor in the famous fight in
the 14th district last March: mayor
Jno. F. Fitzgerald, of Boston, and Chas.
S. Hamlin, assistant secretary Of the
treasury, are expected to struggle for
the gubernatorial nomination.
UTAH REPUBLICANS MEET
TO JTAME TWO CANDIDATES.
Ogden. Utah, Sept. 26. The Repub
lican state convention assembled in
this city today for the purpose of nom
inating a congressman. and a justice
of the supreme court.
Congressman Jos. Howell is a can
didate for renomination and has the
backing of the organization forces.
There is some opposition to him among
the progressive element of the party,
but it is as yet not strongly defined.
The announced candidates in opposi
tion to Howell are P. P. Christenson
and Harry Josephs, of Salt Lake City.
Mayor Wm. Glassman, of Ogden, is
also mentioned as a possible contender.