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El Paso, Texas,
October 21, 1910 - -12 Pages
I EI Paso Fair
1 October 29th To
1 Tqv. 6th, 1910
Dr. Crippen and His Wife For
Whose Murder He Is Being Tried
Declares He Thought Miss
ing Wife Had Gone to
OF HASTY JOURNEY
London, Eng., , Oct. 21. Dr. Hawley
H. Crippen, on trial for the murder of
his wife Belle Elmore, underwent a
cross examination today by Richard
Muir, one of the cleverest criminal
lawyers in England.
In reply to questions, Crippen said
he had not seen or heard of his wife
since early in the morning of Feb. 1,
Ee supposed she had gone to Bruce
Miller, her professional acquaintance
who lives in Chicago. He said ho con
sidered, he was quite entitled to tell
inspector Dow he had not pawned his
wife's valuables, as these had been
purchased with his money and he con
sidered them his. '
Crippen admitted that no time had
been lost by him in establishing Miss
Leneve in the Crippen home. Miss
Leneve slept in the house February 2,
within 24 hours after Crippen's wife
The witness said he had resolved to
go away July 9 th, realizing that sus
picion was directed against him, as
he feared he might be arrested and
iailed until his wife was found. He
also -wished to spare Miss Leneve and
persuaded her to disguise herself and
Gives Sketch of Career.
Under the tactful guidance of his
counsel, Crippen on Thursday gave a
sketch of his career. He had studied
the theories, he said, but had not tak
en a practical course in surgery. He
had performed a post mortem.
The drugs which.be had purchased
in England, he explained, were wholly
for his own preparations. He ex
plained the purchase of hyoscin, the
poison which the crown alleges was
used to kill Belle Elmore, by saying
it was required for use in the treat
ment of nervous cases.
Admits Scar on Body.
The prisoner spoke suavely as he
proceeded. He admitted there was a
scar on the body of his wie four and
a half inches in length. He said it
was caused by an operation 12 years
ago. He had never administered
hyoscin to his wife. He said that he
was not aware that a body had been
buried in the cellar of his home until
he returned to England under arrest.
Questioned About Hyoscin.
The witness -was plied with ques
tions by lord justice Alverstone and
Mr. Muir regarding his use of- hyoscin
the poison which the prosecution
alleges caused the death of Belle El
more. Crippen said he l.ad not purchased
any before or after the occasion proed
by the crown. He could no., name any
patients for whom he had prescribed
hyoscin. He suggested that 'tre hu
man parts found in 'the cellar wers
possibly nut there during one of the.
absences of himseK and Mrs. Cr:ppen
SENATOR ALDRICH RUN
DOWN BY STREET CAR
New York, N. Y., Oct 21.
United States senator Nelson
W. Aldrich, of Rhode Island,
was knocked down by a Madi
son avenue car at 69th street
last night, and received a num
ber of painful bruises, but noth
ing of a serious nature.
PRISONER MAKES DASH
FOR LIBERTY IN VAIN
Rumors that John Leech, "found guilty of first degree murder Thurs
day had attempted to escape from the county jail Thursday night, and was
ubot and killed, followed the Ineffectual attempt of C. L. Wright, another
county- jail prisoner, to escape. Several shots were fired by deputy sheriffs
Bryant and Watson, but the noise only hastened Wright's speed.
In company with Frank Curtis, nlprht jailer, Wright was allovied to
go up town to buy sonic clothing. On the return trip to the jail, "Wright
made a sudden break for liberty, when he had almost reached the jail, run
ning north to Overland street, then west to the alley, where In attempting
to jump a fence, he fell and was captured.
Limp as a rag, he was picked up by deputy sheriffs Bryant and Watson,
who carried him back to the jail, t!. inking that some of the shots they
had fired had killed the man. Finding no wounds, they used the Ice water
cure, pouring a pitcher full on his breast, and he Immediately regained con
sciousness. "Wright Is held under three indictments charging forgery. Curtis, -ho
Is held responsible for letting him escape, has been dismissed.
ENGLAND AND GERMANY
AGREE ON RECOGNITION
Berlin, Germany, Oct. 21. Great Britain has proposed that all powers
recognize the republic of Portugal at the same time. Germany has ap
proved the suggestion.
Fifteen Hundred Men Go on
Sympathetic Strike on
Missouri Pacific .
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 21. All union
boiler makers, blacksmiths and pipe
men of the Missouri Pacific railroad
struck this morning in 'sympathy with
,the machinists, who have been out
several months.- Fifteen hundred men
Other Strikes May Follow.
A statement signed by union leaders
says that if the trouble on the Mis
souri Pacific and Iron Mountain is not
speedily adjusted the unions will bring
influence to bear on their members em
ployed on other Gould roads.
Tko Company's Side.
General manager A. W. Sullivan
gives the company's side of the con
troversy, as follows:
"There are no material differences
j existing between the Railway company
and the machinists except the ques
tion of the reinstatement of the fore
men who went out with the men. The
machinists organization insists upon
their reinstatement to the positions
they formerly held, which request has
"The right of the railway company
to select its own officers of whatever
rank, including foremen, is one -which
cannot be relinquished to a labor or
ganization, while the company is held
to responsibility for the
efficiency of its service."
ARE YET MISSING.
One, Believed to Be the Ger
mania. Breaks All
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 21. Three bal
loons, the America II, Azurea and Dus
seldorf H, contestants for the inter
national balloon cup, remain to be
It is believed all have landed in the
wilds of Canada. A balloon, believed
to be the Germania, was seen over
Kiskising, Ont, 1100 miles from St.
This balloon has broken all records
made in competition.
Alarmed at the prolonged silence of
the' three balloon pilots and aids who
left here Monday in the international
balloon race, the Aero club of St
Louis today asked the Canadian gov
ernment to begin a hunt for them. It
is believed the balloons landed Wed
nesday night and the occupants are
in distress in the forests of Canada.
A dispatch from Haileyburg, Ont.,
received this afternoon says:
The balloon Germania landed yes
terday at Ville Marie, 50 miles from
ROOSEVELT CHARGES DIX
WITH COMMERCE STIFLING
New York. N. Y., Oct. 21. Theodore
Roosevelt in speeches in Manhattan
and Brooklyn Thursday night accused
John A. Dix, Democratic candidate for
governor of being one of the directors
In- a company which aided in forming l
"a complete scheme to accomplish the
stifling of commerce" a trust against
which he quoted the strictures of a
judge, now a justice of the United
States supreme court.
From the same platform Bourke
Cockran, formerly a Democratic orator,
announced that this fall he would vote
the Republican ticket.
FROST IS GE.-ERAL OVER
NORTH AND CENTRAL, TEXAS
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 21. North,
west and central Texas and the Pan
handle were visited by -frost early this
morning, according to advices received
here today, and the temperature is
The Panhandle from Childress to
Texline, reports the heaviest frost for
October in 10 years, but the damage
will be slight.
Girls Control the Football
Situation at the El Paso
AGAINST THE BOYS
The suffragete wave has hit El Paso
-with a vengeance and has won a vic
tory, the event occurring at the High
school when girls were elected to the
three Important offices of the Students'
Athletic association, rah, rah, rah.'
Echo (by the bo3rs) har, har, har.
As a result, the election may be con
tested, charges of improper voting and
conduct unbecoming boys (those who
voted for the suffra-jetes) being numer
ous, for the powers that be, the presi
dent, vice president and secretary treas
urer of the Students' Athletic associ
ation, being Miss Mamie Clark, 1120
East Overland, president; 'Miss Marga
ret Kinnon, an out of town student,
vice president, and Miss Marie Levis
son, 1128 Rio Grande, secretary treas
The personnel of the finance com
mittee includes Lamar Thomas, chair
man, and Misses Lavina German and
Laura Maud Fink.
The "privilege" of yell leader is un
decided, the vote being a tie between
Parker Dudley and Edward Freeman.
For business manager, Norman Morri
son was elected, and Leon Ronan was
This being football season in El Paso,
as elsewhere, the business of the afore?
said Students Athletic association,
comprising 192 members, is that of
football, and the business of the pow-
j ers that be is to puta winning team
into tne neid.
Now Robert Hoover is captain of the
High school football team and Robert
is not Inclined, mentally or senti
mentally, in favor of the suffragete
movement, particularly in El Paso.
I Ballard Coldwell is coach of the foot
ball team, but is more discreet, he so
far having refused to give his opinion
as to the success of the new regime.
Whether he will tolerate any interfer
ence, he has also refused to announce,
i but it is probable that stimulating ad-
vice by the "Rowers to be" of "tackle
low, John, dear." "Now I -wouldn't do it
that that, but this way," and "if you
-win the game with Douglas tomorrow.
I'll forgive you and go automobiling I
Sunday," will not be considered out of I
Two Inches at Tucumcari
and Covers the Ground
TWO INCHES OF SNOW"
FALLS AT TUCUMCARI
Tucumcari, N. M., Oct. 21.--Tucumcari
and vicinity -were
visited Thursday by the first
snow of the season, the fall
amounting to nearly two inches,
and with the rain which pre
ceded it, will wet the ground to
a depth of several inches. An
especial effort at moisture con
servation will be made this
IS WELCOME AT LAMY.
Lamy, N. M., Oct. 21. Snow that
started in Denver Tuesday night ex
tended south as far as this point and
farther south in the mountains. With
the exception of a few light rains, no
moisture fell lately in northern Mex
ico and the snow was welcome, espe
cially on the mesas, where the dry
farmers need a season for fall plow
ing. The weather had been compara
tively warm recently and the cold is
I making the people and cattle shiver.
SNOW FALLS AT VAUGHN.
Vaughn, N. M., Oct. 1. The first
snow of the season is on the ground
in Vaughn. -
HEAVY SNOWFALL AT ALTO.
Alto, N. M., Oct. 21. It snowed
here all day Thursday.
RAIN AND SNOW AT TULAROSA.
Tularosa, N. M.. Oct. 21. A cold
steady rain has been falling for the
past two days and nights. 'There is
considerable snow at Bent and Mes
calero, and in the Sacramento mount
ains. HEAVY RAINFALL AT MONTEREY.
Monterey, N. M., Oct. 21. It rained
here nearly all night last night and
the cattlemen all have a smile on
their faces this morning.
CALLS ROOSEVELT LLA.R
AND CREATES AN UPROAR
"Woodruff 3Iakes Sensational Speech
and Is Hissed by His Audience.
1 Ithaca, N. Y., Oct. 21. Twice m his
speech Thursday night prafessorE. H.
Woodruff, of Cornell university, called
Theodore Roosevelt a liar, once an "un
mitigated liar." His attack made at a
political rally, over which he presided,
threw the house into an uproar. There
were catcalls, hisses, cheers and clap
ping, with-sa steady shout behind them
all of "Parker, Parker." v
Judge Alton B. Parker the.i begged
the audience to allow professpr Wood
ruff to be heard. The noisy part of
the house complied and the rest of the
evening went more quietly.
SHOW FULL IS HEAVY
Is Apparently Unconcerned When Jury Announces Its
Conclusions in the Charge of Murder of E. Kohlberg.
Tense Moments in-Court Room When Famous y
Trial Is Concluded With Conviction of
JUNE 17, 1910.
STATE OF TEXAS
We, the jury, In the above Htyled and
numbered cane, find the defendant
guilty of murder In the first degree,
and assess his punishment at (confine
ment for) life In the state peni
tent(I)ary. W. E. Laird, Foreman.
The hands on the dingy old, court
house clock had been slimming around
their well worn path since the trial
had opened, 17 long, wearisome days
before. The district courtroom was all
but deserted as the attorneys in the
second murder trial of the term droned
through the examination of the spe
cial venire. The court baliffs dozed in
Above, in the cot littered jury room,
12 men, their faces covered with stub
ble, and drawn from their long vigil,
ballotted methodically as poker play
ers cut, deal, and draw after an all
night session when the sun peeps un
der the blinds. But it was a life that
was the pawn and the seeming indif
ference only masked; 12 bundles of
nerve were strained to the breaking
xne lerdlct Reached.
A r. tU 11 1 J , 5 ... '
-- cue Biiiau jiitnu Disected the fourth
hour of the afternoon, a baliff -was
summoned. A message was scribbled on
a bit of yellow paper. He clattered
down the worn stairs and into the
courtroom. Instantly action replaced
inertia. The messasre was flash oil
through the courthouse and out over i
tne city, by way of that intangible
agency which receives its impetus from
the brain motors. Men in twos and
alone hurried toward the courthouse.
The. special judge was. hurriedly sent
for and a deputy sheriff went for the
defendant at the county jail. The pre
liminaries of the negro murder trial
were suspended. In the civil court
nearby, the lawyers tried in vain to
Tragedy and Comedy
From a Plaza Bench
Did you ever sit on a bench in the
plaza? Did you ever witch the people
pass, study each person who passes
and wonder why? All tragedy and
comedy may be seen from a bench in
Every day every kind of man sits on
the benches of the plaza, every sort of
pain and joy is felt, and every good
and bad thought is in the minds of the
loungers. It is never too cold to sit in
the plaza, never too warm. It is an alJ
year resort for the rich and for the
poor. It is democracy. All the benches
are the' same.
One sits on a bench in the plaza to
pass an idle hour, or to "work with the
brain. One goes there to watch the
passersby, to watcn the other loungers.
Men go there to see the women; wo
men to see the men. Rejected lovers
go there to brood; happy lovers to
dreain. Weary workers recline in
rest. The unemployed go to wait.
Thrones and cots and prison cells are
the benches of the plaza.
Do you ever sit on a bench in the
plaza? And when you do, is it to see
or to think; is it joy or pain? All
comedy and tragedy may be seen, and
felt, from a bench, a common wood and
iron bench a bench in the plaza.
i hoTd the attention of the restless petit
Leech Comes to Hear His Fate.
At 4:05 the death chamber hush
which had settled like a pall over the
courtroom was broken by the tramp
of feet on the stairs. "Walking with
the peculiar impediment characteristic
of railroad trainmen, Leech entered
and pushed his way through the crowd
around the rail. He was paler than
usual with a pallor that was not that
of his prison cell. The lavender tie
which he had worn daily, heightened
the ashen color. All of the cocksure
ness which he had shown during the
trial was gone. He sat in the prisoner's
chair, all alone in a crowd which filled
The gloom seemed to deepen as the
jury shuffled in, weary with the
weariness of prolonged inaction. It was
4:0S and the minutes seemed to drag
themselves along with the same leg
weariness of the jurors. The pallor of
the prisoner's face seemed to be trans
mitted to the faces of the 12 men good
and true, and even to the strong Cel
tic countenance of the trial judge on the
Did Not Look at Leech.
Not a man looked at Leech. It was a
bad sign. Even juror Walker, a big,
broad shouldered, outdoors man, looked
enemlc. O'Bear, as well groomed as
the day he was chosen as the first ju- I
ror 17 days before, moistened his lips j
again and again. Juror Pogue, his face t
ashen under the three weeks' growth j
of black beard, rocked back and forth;
back and forth, in his swivel chair.
Leech Apparently Cool.
Sitting with his left leg over the j
right one, his hands folded as if in
resignation and" looking off through
tne window to the south and Mexico,
Leech was the coolest man in the
courtroom to judge from outward evi
dences. The junior counsel for the de
fence laughed nervously, the court
stenographer rattled the pages of his .
notebook. The judge's hand trembled.
The presiding magistrate broke the
stillness with his brogue. The words
seemed out of place. The roll call was
read by the district clerk in a voice
which boomed through the big room
like a megaphone announcement.
Moments of Suspense.
Written on a piece of cheap yellow
paper with a pencil, the red ruled line
showing that in his nervousness the
foreman had written with the paper
upside down, the verdict was handed to
the clerk, who unfolded it with studied
deliberation. Leech learned forward
and turned his ' head to left as if to
better hear the words that were to fix
his fate for life or death. Back al
most out of sight in the door of the
district attorney's office stood the son
of the murdered man, his face set hard
and with the seriousness which the
tragedy had brought to his youth pre
maturely. Why must the law prolong its tedi
um to the last? The style and num
ber was droned with a care for detail
which was maddening. Would he ever
reach the verdict? It was exactly 4:11.
"We, the jury find the defendant
guilty of murder in the first degree,
and assess his punishment at life in
the state penitentiary."
Leech Steeled to Bravado.
Involuntarily Leech's eyes blinked.
Once but only once. He was being
brave with the bravery of desperation.
There was a buzz in the courtroom like
a great sigh of relief. Leech settled
back in his chair. A decade had been
added to his years in that brief min
ute. He listened through the legal
formality of changing the verdict, his
(Continued on Page 2.)
Adoption of the Kej)ort May
' -Mean Legal Fight With
' State of .Texas. -
Santa Fe, K. M., Oct. 21. The com
mittee on boundaries is formulating a
report which will define, the eastern j
boundary of New Mexico in such a J
manner as to give the new state a
strip half a mile wide that is now un- I
der the jurisdiction of Texas and the J
adoption of which will lead to a j
boundary dispute. j
Adopts Referendum Form.
The committee on legislation today ;
adopted a form of referendum under i
which a petition signed by 25 percent
of the voters in all the judicial dis- j
.tricts mas within 90 days after the j
adjournment of the legislature suspend
the operation of any law until the
next general election, when it is to be J
passed upon at the polls. Similarly 10 j
percent of the voters in all the judicial j
districts may up to four months be- j
fore a general election petition that a I
law passed by the previous legislature j
be voted upon at the polls. j
Appointment of Justices Decided. j
The committee on judiciary by a
close vote of eight to seven decided in j
favor of appointing the three supreme J
court judges, who are to serve 12 1
years and are to be paid $75jOO a year.
WILD OVER NEWS
Victory In Chicago Thurs
day Stirs Quakers to
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 21. The news,
from Chicago that the Americans "had
taken the first game from the Na
tionals on their, grounds, thus giving
the Philadelphia team its third straight
.victory in the world's championship
series, was received here with "wild
enthusiasm. Down town streets in
the vicinity of newspaper offices and
other places where the game was re
ported were crowded and mounted
police had to be called upon to keep
the streets open for travel.
Seats for a game here on Sunday, if
one; is necessary, and it is plaved here,
were put on sale and the demand was
as great as for the first two games.
Hundreds of people stood in the rain
waiting their turn to purchase. Only
four tickets were sold to each person.
If no game is played the monev will be
FORTY FEET IN AIR
Finlander Uninjured When
Struck bv Train; Horses
Bisbe. Ariz.. Oct. 21. The after
noon train Thursday, from Benson, col
lided with a wagon at the railroad
crossing near Lowell, the driver of the
wagon being asleep. One horse was
killed, another injured and the driver
thrown a distance of 40 feet from the
track. The train was stopped imme
diately and the conductor and passen
gers found the man just regaining
consciousness and unhurt except for a
few scratches and two or three teeth
missing. i ne ariver saia he was ;
George Brown, a Finlander, employed j
at the ranch of Mrs. Fike. So heavy I
was his sleep that he failed to hear I
the whistle of the engine and con-
fessed that he did not even notice
when the train struck the wagon, his I
first sensation being a feeling of sur- I
prise at finding himself on the ground
instead of on his wagon. i
MA Y BAR FOREHGNERS
' FROM ARIZONA MINES
Bis bee, .-rlz., Oct. 21. A movement, originating fn Globe, to exclude
from working In Arizona mines all foreigners not naturalized American citi
zens is extending throughout Arizona, the object being to influence the con
vention at rhoenlx to Insert In the constitution of the future state of Arizona
an article prohibiting the employment of foreign labor ia general.
A petition Is being circulated In BIsbee In line with this movement and
it Is anticipated that It will bear a large number of signatures of miner
aud of some business men. It lis curious to note that many naturalized citi
zens of foreign birth are leaders In this movement against foreigners.
FRIENDS RESCUE MAN
CONDEMNED TO DEA TH
Livingston, Va., Oct. 21. Mountaineer friends of John Moore, under sen
tence to be electrocuted for the murder of Frank Howl, stormed the Nelson
county jail at 1 oclock this morning and rescued the prisoner
It Is supposed he will be taken to the mountains and released.
Seventy-five armed men formed the rescuing party. Moore's cell was
soon found and he was relea.sed. Then the party rode away Into the moun
tains. A sheriff's posse Is now on the trail but it is believed that bloodshed
will follow If the rescuers are overtakea. - -
Next Game Will Be Played
Saturday, If the Blizzard
WAS A SLAUGHTER
Chicago, III., Oct. 21. Wet grouads
and drizzling-, Intermittent rata caused.
the postponement today of the fourth
scheduled game In the world's Baseball
It will be played off here tomorrow.
ShoHld Chicago- win, the fifth gaae
will be fought oat on local groan ds
DELAY GIVES RELIEF.
The delay was greered with relief
by Chicago fans on the theory that
any possible change affecting their
team in the present gloomy position
can only be for the better.
Captain Chance said a day of idle
ness might be the turning point in the
Connie Mack, accepted the iacideat
as merely a delay of 24 hoHrs in an
nexing the championship.
In the three games played so far the
Easterners have pounded every assort
ment of curves which the entire galaxy
of Chicago pitchers could offer. Only
"King" Cole, socalled pitching find of
the year remains to be seriously con
sidered by manager Chance, and ae has
been held back because of his inex
perience in crucial games and a belief,
alsoj that, his- assortment of shoots Is
jus4 what ttieMack men like.
May Be Beader.
Mack in all probability will furnish
local enthusiasts with a view of Bender
Saturday. The big chief has a gory
collection of Cub scalps taken In that
three hit game at Philadelphia but his
knife is newly sharpened for more. Who
will go against him is a problem. May
be "three fingered" Brown maybe
Cole and then, there are Foxen, an un
tried man and Pfeffer, who-has' been of
little use this year. It is a matter oi
Indifference to Mr. Mack. He and his
players regard the game Saturday as a
mere formality a bit of red tape, with
incidental profit, of course necessary
to guarantee title to the bunting.
Thursday's Game a Slaughter.
The combat "was a slaughter. Big Ed
Reulbach lasted just two innings, dur
ing which he allowed one single and
two doubles, passed two batsmen and
saw tnree runs cross the home plate
Mclntyre was the next twirler led forth
for slaughter. He pitched just one
third of an inning, but that was long
enough for the visitors to hammer ouC
two singles, a home run and to send
Davis to first rubbing his back where
one of Mclntyre's inshoots- had hit him.
With the assistance of a boot by Shulte,
four runs were scored under iris benefi
The bright particular stars of the
day -were Coombs, Barry and Murphy.
Coombs allowed only six hits, passed
four men and contributed a two bagger
and a single which added three runs to
the Philadelphia collection. Barry hit
as if there were another automobile in,
sight. Also he figured in double plays.
He made three hits, eacn one a double,
drove in two runs and himself reached
the counting station three times. It
remained for Murphy, however, to elec
trify the crowd. His first noteworthy
expert was to smash the ball over the
heads of the right field overflow crowd
into the regular bleachers for four
sacks, driving in two runners ahead of
nim. At the time he did not know how
far the ball had traveled and stopped
after covering the two bases allowed
under the ground rules for hits Into the
overflow. Umpire O'Day .waved to him
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