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El Paso, Texas,
October 14, 1910 - - 12 Pages
El Paso Fair
S October 29th To
Nov. 6th, 1910
WOMAN STILL LIVES
L3omb Found Near American
Ambassador's Home in
Paris, France, Oct. 14. A powerful
bomb -was discovered by the police to
day at the foot of a tree in Avenue
Klober, near the American embassy.
Officers attribute the attempted out
rage io anarchists who sought to put
new ginger into the apparently dead,
The bomb contained 300 grains of
Cheddite powder and several iron bolts.
It was similar to a bomb exploded
last night In Rue de Berre, a few doors
from Champs Elysees.
Better Traffic Conditions.
Traffic conditions generally are im
proved today. The "Western railroad
is practically tied up, but only 8 per
cent of the employes of the Northern
h road failed to report lor worK mis
Provisions in sufficient suppls for
Paris are arriving and he famine dan
ger is over.
Explosion Shakes Houses.
A powerful bomb was exploded
about midnight in front of the houso
at No. G Rue de Barre, a few doors
from the Champs Elysees. The ex
plosion smashed the door and serious
ly damaged the facade. All windows
in the adjoining houses were broken.
No one was injured, the" lower floors
of the house being unoccupied.
M. Lepine, prefect of Paris, was
quickly on the scene. Fragments of the
II i i ....,! ,,
appears to nave ueea cuusuuuicu uui
of a large kettle. The police attrib
ute the outrage to anarchists but It is
a mystery why they chose the house,
as no officials reside there.
Strike Threatened in Italy.
Rome, Italy," Oct. 14. The Italian
government is following the strike sit
uation in France with keenest inter
est. There is reason for this, as it is
known that the employes of the Italian
post, together with the telegraph, tele
phone and railroad systems, are organ
izing for a general strike next Decem
ber. This might lead rto serious poli
waco and Austin, tex.,
show small increase
Census BiireHu Issires Statement of Id
crease" In Ttvo Oilier Cities;
Bloomlngton Increase 2452.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 14. The bu
reau has announced the population of
Waco. Tex., as 26,425, an increase of
5739 or 27.7 percent over the census 10
Montgomery, Ala., 38,136, an increase
Austin, Tex., 29,860, an increase of
Bloomington, 111.. 25,768, an increase
BANK LOST MUCH MONEY
THROUGH REPORTED THEFTS
Tulsa, Okla., Oct. 14. The theft of
$5000 from the Colonial Trust company
of this city was revealed today, when
Lloyd Critchton, a former bookkeeper
o' the bank, confessed after 12 hours'
Critchton had brought suit against
X W. Orr, president of the trust com
pany, and two detectives for $5000 for.
false arrest on embezzlement charges.
TAFT- WILL -VISIT PAN ASIA
CANAL EARLY IN NOVEMBER
Beverly, Mass., Oct. 14. President
Taft decided yesterday afternoon, after
a conference with. CoL Goethals, to
pay his proposed visit to Panama early
in November. Col. Goethals convinced
the president that legislative matters
concerning the canal makes necessary
his visit at this time.
BURNETT COTTON GIN IS
DESTROYED BY MORNING FIRE
Burnett, Tex., Oct. 14. H. L. Dale's
cctton gin, one of the largest in the
county, was destroyed by fire early
this morning causing a loss of $8000.
About 30 bales of cqtton were burned
up and twenty more damaged. The
origin of the blaze has not been deter
mined. SMALL BOYS PLAY INDIAN
ONE IS FATALLY SHOT
Nacogdoches, Tex., Oct. 14. James
Miller, aged 10, was fatally wounded
a few miles east of here today, when
accidentally shot by Luther Brown, a
companion of the same age. The boys
were playing "indian" and they failed
to ascertain that "the gun was loaded.
MT. PLEASANT MAN KILLED,
FOLLOWING A QUARREL
ML Pleasant, Tex., Oct. 14. Burrell
Tigert was shot and killed a few miles
from here today, following a dispute
with Will Cobb, Tigert's soninlaw, who
is charged with the killing. Details of
the crime have not been learned here.
OLD TYLER MERCHANT DEAD.
Tyler, Tex., Oct. 14. George Wilber
ly, one of Tyler's oldest merchants, 71
3 ears old, died "here today. He was a
director In the Citizens' National bank
and formerly was a state ranger and a
Vaughn, N. M., Oct. 14. H. H. Har
gis was shot and instantly killed yes
terday in Moore's barber shop near the
Santa Fe station. E. G. McNabb was
arrested after the killing.
Hargis had just got up from the
barber's chair, and was putting on his
collar, when two shots were fired
through the screen door, presumably
from across the street, both shots
striking Hargis near Che-heart. He fell,
Arizona Delegates to Intro
duce It at Saturday Morn
ALL MEMBERS WILL
VOTE OH QUESTIONS
Phoenix, Ariz., Oct, 14. Trie preamble
of the constitution will be introduced by
the committee tomorrow morning. After
Saturday, propositions will be sub
mitted under nroDer order of business
I and Monday the actual work of drafting
the constitution will begin.
The committee on rules report, sub
mitted this morning, will be consid
The convention will meet hereafter at
9 oclock a. m., and no proposition shall
become part of the constitution without
a yea and nay vote. Every member
may be heard on one question.
Milking: Good Head-way.
Good headway is being made in
.Arizona's constitutional convention.
"Actual work of framing the constitu
tion will begin at once, the standing
committees having been appointed. The
rules reported by the committee are
elastic and liberal and allow the ful
lest opportunits for expression of opin
ion and amendment of provisions on
the floor of the convention.
Pnblie Eearinjrs Soon.
Public hearings will be announced j
. - .1-- I -J-., -m I
Dy tne cnairmen oi tue iiujjui wm '"
mittees next week. The committee on
legislative is very progressive, ensur
ing reasonable low percentages for the
initiative and referendum. Winsor,
the chairman, is pledged to the Oregon
plan, but favors higher percents. Pre
diction may be ventured that the re
quirement for the initiative will not
be over 15 percent, possibly about 12
percent; for recall IS to 20 percent.
A verbatim report of the proceedings
including debates will be printed.
There will be a wild scramble among
the Democratic papers for this work.
CLAIMS ONE VICTIM
Fort Smith, Ark., Woman Seriously In
Injured; Child of Another Passen
ger Is Still Missing.
Paris, Tex., Oct. 14. The Frisco pas
senger train No. 5, the limited which
went through a bridge near Talihina,
Okla., late yesterday afternoon, was
brought into Paris at 2 oclock this
morning. Forty persons were injured
in the wreck. It is said Mrs. M. L.
Banks, of Fort Smith, Ark., who re
ceived internal injuries will die. The
child of Mrs. J. P. Kirkbridge has not
yet been located.
The wreck occurred on a 'short curve
in the Winding Stair mountains while
the train was passing over a small
bridge. No cause has been assigned
for the wreclc The mall car broke
through the bridge. The chair car
landed in the bottom of a creek, the
smoker was thrown " crossways on the
rightofway. -while the diner stood on
end in the creek.
Edward R. Smith, dining car chef, a
wnite man, died as a result of Injurie-5.
He was pierced by a large iron moat
fork which -went through his body when
the car leaped into the ditch. Smith
lived in St. Louis.
SIX FOREIGNERS DIE
IX INDIANA WRECK
Ft. Wayne, Ind.. Oct. 14. In a col
lision between freight and -work trains
on the Grand Rapids & Indiana rail
road at Summit early today, six were
killed and several injured. The vic
tims are foreigners and members of
the construction gang.
CHANLER'S FIRST WIFE
IS GRANTED INJUNCTION
New York, N. Y., Oct. 14. Justice
Guy in the supreme court has granted
to Mrs. Julia C. Chanler, first wife of
Robert Winthrop Chanler, an injunc
tion against R. TV. Chanler, Lewis
Stuyvesant Chanler and Winhrtop
Chanler, the Union Trust company and
the New York Insurance and Trust
company as trustees of the Chanler es
tate and Lina Cavalieri Chanler. re
straining them from disposing of or
transferring any property belonging to
Robert W. Chanler until the action
brought by the plaintiff to set aside
the prenuptial agreement entered into
by Robert W. Chanler and Lina Cava-.
lieri is determined in the court.
Mrs. Julia C. Chanler is Robert TV.
Chanler's former wife and the mother
of his two children, of whom she was
given the custody when she obtained
The purpose of the attack on the
ante-nuptial agreement is to protect
the $20,000 which Chanler has paid an
nually for the support of his former
wife and children. This obligation, it
is contended, takes precedence over the
CavaVieri contract which is held to
have no legal force. y
NO RUSSIANS OR JEWs'vr
ARRIVE AT 'GALVESTON
Galveston, Tex., Oct. 14. The steam
ship Hanover arrived here today, from
Germany with 204 passengers, but
there was no Russians or Jews aboard
owing to the enforcement of regula
tions by the government on account of
the cholera epidemic in Europe.
This is the first ship arriving with
out these two classes for several years.
not speaking or conscious of anything,
and died almost instantly.
E. G. McNabb is traveling for the
Harris, Polk hat house, of St. Louis,
and has been a resident of Vaughn for
H. H. Hargis was station agent at
the E. P. & S. TV., having held t,he po
sition forseveral months.
Hargis's body lies at the under
taker's, awaiting a .message from his
"wife who is in Kansas.
England and Georgia Feel
v Force of Severe Storm.
Isle of Pines Visited.
London, England, Oct. 14. The Eng
lish coast is strewn with wreckage as
a result of the storm which has con
tinued two days. The casualty list is
a long one. This morning the bodies
of five seamen from the coasting steam
er Granford, were picked up off Hartle
pool. It is believed the vessel which
carried a crew of 40, foundered and that
the men attempted to reach shore in a
small boat and were lost.
TOBACCO CROP INJURED.
Havana, Cuba, Oct. 14. The full
force of the storm, approach of which
was heralded yesterday, struck the city
at 1 oclock this morning. It brought a
deluge of rain and most of the street
lights were extinguished. The storm,
after sweeping over the" Isle of Pines
yesterday, moved eastward and then
shifted to west, affecting chiefly Jla
tanzas, Havana and Pinar del Rio
provinces. It is feared the tobacco crop
at Pinar del Rio has been destroyed by
the washing out of seed beds.
It is reported that the town of Ca
silda has been devastated and many
killed. All communication is cut oft
from the interior.
STORM SWEEPS GULFWARD.
Mobile, Ala., Oct". 14. The local
weatner bureau issued a storm bulletin
this morning warning that a dangerous
gale will sweep the Florida coast and
southest part of the Gulf of Mexico dur
ing the next 24 hours.
HEAVY LOSS ON BALTIC SEA.
St. Petersburg, Russia, Oct. 14. A
hurricane swept over the eastern coast
of the Baltic sea last night, causing
many wrecks. The loss of hundreds
of lives among the sailors is reported.
NEW YORK BIG ART
v DEALERS ARRESTED
Duveen Brothers Charged
by Government With
New York, X. Y., Oct. 14. The entire
Fifth avenue establishment of the five
Duveen brothers, known the world
over as dealers in rare art objects, and
antiquities, has been seized by federal
authorities and Benjamin J. Duveen.
V.O. nniv momhpr of the firm now in
the city, placed under arrest charged j
with conspiracy to aeirauu me ""
ment out of customs dues. Henry A.
Wise,- United States district attorney,
in asking for extraordinary heavy bail
100,000, said he had evidence that the
frauds reach more than $1,000,000, and
that all five brothers were implicated
as well as another man. Bail was
finally fixed at $50,000 which was giv
en, and Duveen was released.
The firm of Duveen Bros, is com
posed of Henry J., Joel J., Louis J.,
Benjamin J., and Joseph J Duveen.
They have establishments in New York.
London and Paris.
Customs officials are actively en
gaged today In examining the works of
art displayed in galleries of Duveen
The United .States government has
warrants for the romaining members
of the firm who have art galleries in
the large capitals of Europe. Millions
of dollars worth of paintings and art
works have been sold to millionaire
patrons in this country and(it was sug
gested today tthat the customs offi
cials may invade these art collections
and temporarily hold these master
pieces pending the adjudication of th
McGregor woman still
seeking change of venue
Waco, Tex., Oct. 14.- The defence to
day introduced further testimony in
efforts to secure change of venue for
Mrs. Minnie Lee Streight, charged with
the murder of her husband at Mc
Gregor. Evidence today was introduc-J
ed to prove a conspiracy exists against
the defendant at McGregor, and a fair
trial Is impossible in McLennan coun
ty. Many witnesses disagreed as to
the alleged conspiracy.
BODY OF COLORADO JUSTICE
LIES IN STATE CAPITOL
Denver. Colo.. Oct. 14. The body of
Robert TV. Steele, chief justice of the
supreme court of Colorado, is to lie
in state fronv2 to 6 oclock today In
the rotunda df: the capitol here. This
was decided by governor Shafroth and
judge Steele's colleagues on the su-
preme oencn. i-c:i -" "ui- "- " i
family had beh obtained. A detach
ment of tno Colorado national guard is I
keeping watch about the bier.
(By T. G. Turner.)
By the kind heart of a Mexican girl
who makes her money by dancing in a
South El Paso theater, the child of an
American mother has been saved from
hcmelessness, perhaps dSeath. Tho
American mother deserted the child:
the Mexican dancing girl has claimed
it as her own.
The child, baby girl of but a few
days' life, is not a foundling. Wrapped
in a bundle of clothes, tne babe was de
livered by the mother tb a youthful
maid who attends Marie Coronado, the
girl who dances.
Too youthful to fully understand,-
Mexican Actress Adopts Homeless Babe
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 14. Expert surgery sa-ved the life of Mrs. nelle
Turner of Peyton, Colo., today nYter site had completely severed her windpipe
with a pair of scissors. She vtas despondent because of ill health.
When she vtas found in bed at the home of her sister, here, she was
rushed to a receiving hospital. Surgeons performed an operation for tracheo
tonomy, an incision of the windpipe, and it is belie-ved the woman will live.
Mrs. Turner, who is the mother of four children, came here from Colo
rado In September. f
iew mm n
Probably Will Require 90
Days to Complete the
Santa Fe, N. M., Oct. 14. The com
mittees appointed to draft articles for
the constitution of New Mexico held
public sessions again yesterday and
the constitutional convention recon
vened at 2:30 oclock this afternoon, af
ter two days devoted exclusively to
The members of the convention are
just beginning to realize the tremend
ous nature of the work which con
fronts them. It is now believed that
at least 90 days will be required before
the constitution will be complete.
Committees have rushed into the
work of drafting articles and tentativo
drafts only to find upon careful study
and investigation that their phrase
ology will not withstand the test of the
TO RAISE MAINE
Spain Asked to Send Repre
sentative During Work.N
Hulk to Be Sunk.
Beverly. Mass., Oct. 14. President
Taft has approved plans for raising the
wreck of the battleship Maine which
call foFthe conipietionftfre-work on"
or before the '13th anniversary of the
destruction of the war vessel, February
ir, next. The work is to be done ac
cording to plans made by army en
gineers and is to be under the direc
tion of an engineer officer.
President Taft believes that the
paramount question is the determining
for all time the cause of the explosion.
He has invited Spain to send a repre
sentative to be present during the
work of exposing and removing the
If congress approves the recommen
dation of the engineers, the wreck will
be taken out to sea and given a cere
monial burial in deep water, there to
remain until the end of time. Various
plans have been suggested of exhibit
ing the wreck and preserving it, but
none of these finds favor with the au
thorities at Washington. Congress re
cently appropriated $300,000 for rais
ing the wreck.
The first work will be the construc
tion of a coffer dam of interlocking
steel pilings large enough to give
a clearance of 50 feet on all sides of
the wrek. The pumping out of the
water when the dam is completed will
unquestionably be an impressive event.
The bodies of sailors who lost their
lives in the disaster and were never re
covered will be taken to the Arlington
National cemetery at Washington for
A naval board of inquiry, which was
convened in Havana and made such an
examination of the wreck as was pos
sible with divers and the testimony
of survivors, 'reported that the explo
sion came from the outside, probably
The hull has sunk but one foot in
the 12 years and a half since it went
down. The dam is to be constructed
about the wreck and will be 415 feet in
length and 275 feet at the widest point.
SEVEN BURN TO DEATH
IN MONTREAL, CANADA, FIRE
Montreal. Canada, Oct. 14. Seven
lives are believed to have been lost n
a fire that destroj-ed the Kings Hall
building. Five bodies have been found.
After a thrilling rescue of two men
by the firemen, soon after the blaze
was discovered, it was supppsed that
all the occupants had escaped. It was
not until in the afternoon when rela
tives made inquiries for victims, that
the ruins were searched and the bodies
found. Watchman F. Whittal died
while trying to save his family. His
body was found with his two children
clasped in his arms while nearby was
the body of his wife.
Her Maid By An American Mother
little Juana, the servant, took the bun
dle of cloth and flesh to her mistress,
saying :"See what an American lady
sent you." To the questioning of the
actress, the girl described a young
American woman who had lived for a
short time In a nearby rooming house,
and who had been seen often about the
theater. The mother has disappeared,
nor does questioning disclose her iden
tity. When Marie Coronado looked into
two blue baby eyes she did not hesi
tate. She carried the child to the po
lice statiou, thence to the county court,
jvhere she signed a paper making her
mother of the motherless one. She said
"she would care for the child.
Roads Cut Into Burned Dis
trict Woman Teacher's
Baudette, Minn., ucL 14 A detail ot
20 Minnesota national guardsmen left
here early today to bury the bodies of
three victims of forest files discovered
yesterday in a cedar tangle seven
miles east of here- All yesterday aft
ernoon woodsmen were chopping a road
into the burned and fallen timber by
which bodies may be taken to Silver
Creek for burial if they are not too
badly burned. If the bodies cannot be
moved they will be buried where found.
Mary Donaghue of New Richmond,
Wis., a pretty school teacher and home
steader of Zipple, was brought into
town late last night with both feet
scorched. She was caught in the flames
a week ago last Tuesday and lay all
nignt in a gravel pit before help came.
COLORADO FIRE UNDER
CONTROL; SUSPICIONS RIFE
Denver, Colo., Oct. 14. The forest fire
that has been raging on the Big Chief
and Sheep mountains in Jefferson
county, is1 no wunder control. By back
firing the fighting forces have sur
rounded the flames by a burned over
tract and the fire in the center is being
allowed to burn itself out. The 50 men
sent to reenforce the fire fighters from
Denver will remain at the fire until it
i is comoletelv "extinguished.
Suspicion has been aroused that the
j fires were started by settlers in , the
! vicinity of the burned district. The
names of two men suspected are known
to M. IX McEniry, chief or tne Colo
rado division of the United States land
office, but he has refused to disclose
them. This theory was strengthened
today when rangers discovered a fresh
firs 'which had broken out In a section
! they Lad just patroled. The rangers
are confident this fire must nave Deen
of incendiary origin.
TAKEN FROM MINE
Many Other Men Still Miss
- ing Identification Be
Starkville, Colo., Oct. 14. The bodies
of four more victims of the Starkville
mine explosion were brought to the
surface shortly after last midnight. It
Is possible to identify only one of them.
Twenty-two bodies have been burled
or are in the morgue, four more have
been located and 29 still are missing.
Rescue parties are now directing
their efforts toward the remote parts
of the mine where, it is believed, the
bodies of most of the victims will be
found. The bodies now being brougnt
from the mine are in an advanced state
of decomposition and chances of iden
tification are growing less
NEW YOiK FIGHT
Denounces State Democracy.
Fight for the People Is
Dunkirk, N. Y., Oct. 14. "Wall street
and Tammany hall have struck hands,"
said Theodore Roosevelt, when" " he
opened the campaign for the Republi
can state ticket here this ' afternoon.
He denounced the New York state De
mocracy with great emphasis.
"We are fighting for the rule of the
people against the most shameless
combination of croolced politics and
crooked finance our s.tate has seen
since Tweed was driven from 'power,"
GOVERNOR GOES TO DALLAS
TO OPEN THE STATE FAIR
Austin, Tex., Oct. 14. Governor
Campbell, , accompanied by adjutant
general Newton and others, left for
Dallas at 1 o'clock this afternoon,
where he will open the state fair to
morrow. The governor's condition is
WHERE IS J. F. CALLIAN?
Juarez police are looking for a J.
F. Callian, but not because he has done
anything wrong. .'Commandant of po
lice Ponce de' Leon has received a tele
gram for a man of that name, and no
body seems to know any such person
Reading a novel in the candy booth
of the "ten twentv thirt", playhouse,
Marie Coronado paused long enough to
assure the questioner that sne was
verymuch in earnest about the baby.
She said that the child was being cared
for by the family of the little maid who
helps her into her dancing clothes.
Can't Give Her Good Home.
"I can not give her a very good home
now," said she who dances she is
Very young. "Perhaps I can do better
later on,'' when I have a home of my
Such is further proof that the heart
of woman is quite the same before the
hearthstone or the footlights, that
baby's eyes will never fail in conquest
of a home.
Leech Undergoes Three Hour Grueling Examination and
Pleads 'Many Defences Mrs. Leech Follows Hus
band on Stand and Reports Conversation With
Kohlberg Many Character Witnesses
, Appear For Leech Friday Trial
May Close Saturday.
- District attorney Hovte: "You
J are not vtorried a bit over the
fact that you killed a man?"
J Defendant, John Leech j "Not J
the least hit In the world."
! District attorney Howe: "When J
I you savr the two Koblbergs
l coming toward you, did you fire t
t to stop them?" J
J Defendant, John Leech: "No;
I fired to kill Ernest Kohlberg".
! Thursday's Testimony.
An objection on the part of the at
torneys for the defence in the case of
John Leech, being tried in the 34th
district court, before special judge
Patrick H. Clarke on the charge of
murder, brought the trial to a sudden
stop at 11 o'clock Friday morning and
the machinery of the law was at a
standstill until adjournment was takea
at noon until 2 o'clock in the after
noon. It was when F. B. Simmons, an un
dertaker and a witness for the defence,
was testifying, that the cog slipped.
Replying to a question on direct ex
amination, Simmons stated: "I have
known Leech for about 18 years and
his reputation prior to the homicide
"We pass the witness," said attor
ney Wharton, of the defence.
"Do you know Kohlberg's charac
ter?" was the question shot at the wit
ness by district attorney Howe.
"We object," chorused attorneys
Wharton and Gardner, of the defence.
Legal Question Involved.
The ground of objection on the part
of the defendant's attorneys was that
under the state statutes the reputa
tion of the deceased may not be proved
in the first instance by the state, un
less the defence has proved threats on
the part of the deceased against the
Judge Falvey, counsel for the state,
contended that the courts of the state
have held that an assault amounts to
a threat, and that Inasmuch as Leech
had testified on direct examination
that E. Kohlberg and Walter Kohl
berg had rushed upon him from the
rear of the Kohlberg store, an assault
had been made and that the state
therefore had a right to prove the
character of the deceased by the wit
ness on the stand.
Long Recess Is Taken.
Court recessed while the point was
being investigated by the court, and
at noon, judge Clarke announced an
adjournment until 2 o'clock in the af
ternoon. F. B. Simmons, the witness who was
on the stand when the trial t was ab
ruptly stopped, was excused for the
The audience in the court room con
tinues to, be made up largely of men,
though there were a few new fall hats
seen here and there in the crowd of the
curious. During the hour recess Fri
day morning. Leech talked to- his little
daughter, who sat inside the railing.
Trial 3Iay Close Saturday.
The introduction of all the direct
testimony and that of the state and
defence in rebuttal may be closed Sat
urday, as the defence Friday morning
beVan the introduction of character
witnesses for Leech. The state will
have considerable evidence in rebuttal,
it is said, but it is thought the case
will be completed and the arguments
by the attorneys completed by Satur
Many Character AVItnesses.
Testimony as to the character and
general reputation of Leech comprised
the court proceedings in the trial of
the case Friday morning until district
attorney Howe attempted to produce
-testimonj as to the character and gen
eral reputation of Mr. Kohlberg. This
occurred at 11 o'clock and a recess was
taken and the jury excused while the
disputed point was considered.
The first witness on the stand was
Harry Vizard, a secondhand dealer,
who stated that he had known Leech
for five or six years and that his rep
utation in the community in which he
lived was good prior to the homicide,
on June 17.
Old Resident Testifies.
James M. Smith, for 21 years a resi
dent of El Paso and for 12 years a
United States government customs in
spector, -was the next witness. He re
ferred to Leech as Johnny Leech, but
stated he did not know Leech's gen
eral reputation. He was excused.
W. X. Elliott, the policeman who tes
tified in behalf of Leech Thursday af
RETURNED TO ITALY
New York, N. Y., Oct. 14. Porter
Charlton, ,tbe confessed nifurderer of
his wjfe, Mrs. Mary Scott Castle Charl
ton, was today ordered turned over to
the federal autnorlties, in proceedings
ternoon, was called -as the third char
acter witness and ha testified Leech's
reputation on South El Paso street, El
liott's beat, was good, so far as he
M. ,H. Filey, 810 North Virgina, and
an inspector for the street railway
company, testified he had known Leech,
for 18 years: that he had roomed with,
him for several years and that he be
longed to the same order and that his
reputation was considered good.
Prospector Khoyts Leech.
Frank Scotten, who has lived in El
Paso since 1880 and has been in the'
saloon business, stated, in reference to.
Leech: "He is a square and upright
man, so far as I know." Mr2Scotten
also stated that "he and Leech, while,
prospecting in Mexico, - almost starved
and that he felt very friendly toward ,
J. B. Sanburn, a retired groceryman,
who formerly conducted a store at 415
North Stanton, stated that Leech at one
time conducted a secondhand store
next door tp his establishment and
that Leech's reputation was good
,Jno. C. Morris, 629 Gladstone street,
a meat dealer, stated he had known
Leech for 22 years and that he knew
his reputation to be good.
Charles C. Pollock, 1119 Boulevard, a
tobacco dealer, but a former railroad
man, stated: "I have known Leech for
nine years.. I do not belong to any or
ganization of which Leech is a mem
ber. I never heard anything against
Railway Conductor on Stand.
W. P. Ennis, of Clint, a former G. H.
conductor, stated he hacL known- Leech
20 or 22 years ago as a railroad man;
that he was very well acquainted with
Leech and that his reputation prior to
the homicide, on June 17, "was good,
so far as I know."
G. H. Wheeler, also of Clint, was the
next witness. He stated that he had
resided in El Paso for nine an,d a half
years before going to Clint, during
which time he was a railroad conduc
tor; that he had known Leech the
greater part of the time and that his
reputation was good.
T. J .Sullivan, of El Paso, also a
railroad conductor, stated he had been
acquainted with Leech for a number of
years and that his reputation previous
to the homicide, on June 17, was good.
C. L. Ervin, for 14 years a resident
of El Paso, and a furniture dealer,
stated he had known Leech, for seven.
or eight years, and that his reputation
Among "others who testified as char
acter witnesses for Leech was A. A.
Testimony of Leecfe.
Continuing his -testimony Thursday
afternoon Leech said:
"The only remark he (Kohlberg)
made was a Temark to Walter In a
language that I did not understand.
It was not Mexican and It was not
English. He said to me, "Damn you,
and damn your wife," and I says, MDanm
you. too," and pulled. They did not
know I 'nad a gun unjtil I got as far as
from me to you to them. I cannot de
scribe my feelings; I haTe no idea now
I felt. There iyas a feeling running
through me and 1 could not tell what!
it was. When I saw two men coming
towards me, old man Kohlberg had
something In his hand and both rushed:
at me in such a way that I feared they
would do me bodily harm."
Leech was asked what his intentions
were when he went to Kohlberg's
Went for a Settlement.
"I intended to make a settlement."
he replied. "It was not altogether the
matter of rent that I went there to see
about, and if he had denied that con
cerning my wife, I think we could
have straightened it out. I desired
to stay at the hotel. As soon as they
found out I was making ,money they
wanted to close me out. When I went
to the store and they used me with
such contempt something had to be
done one way or the other for treating
me and my wife as he did. Kohlberg
was trying to break up my home and
my wife. I love my wife and my chil
dren, and when a man treats me with
the contempt Ernest Kohlberg did,
either I'll get him or he will
get me. That was the feeling that
I had before the shooting was
done. Ernest Kohlberg and Wal
ter Kohlberg said something in the
back of the store and rushed at me.
It was semi-dark in the store and 1
could not see plainly. I was discharged
from t.ie engineering corps of the army
because my eyesight was defective. I
can see white and black, but I cannot
tell whether you have a mustache or
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which have been instituted for his ex
tradition to Italy. Judge Blair of the
New Jersey supreme court, declined to
release Charlton, and issued -an order
for him to be placed in charge of the