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El Paso, Texas,
Octofcer 28, 1910 - -16 Pages
EI Paso Fair
October 2&th To
Nov. 6th, 1910
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Efforts to Move Express
"Wagons in New York and
Jersey City Cause Trouble
Score of Persons Injured in
One Onslaught During the
Morning in Jersey iCty.
New Tork. N. Y.. Oct. 28. The state
troops of Ne-w Jersey have been or
dered to be ready to march into Jersey
City inthe event the strike of express
drivers passes beyond the control of
The most serious clash of the ex
press drivers' strike occurred this
morning when a mob swooped down on
eight wagons leaving the Wells-Fargo
& Co. stables in Jersey City.
Scores of persons were injured and
"many were knocked unconscious before
the police quelled the riot. Sixteen
seriously injured strikebreakers were
taken to the hospitals.
The disorder continued during the
forenoon. In Jersey City a group of
rioters stormed an express wagon
which had collided with a trolley car,
and then attacked the car, breaking
every window in the car. The passen
Later strikebreakers dragged a driv
er from a Wells-Fargo wagon near
Erie ferry and he was unmercifully
beaten. One man was taken to a hos
In an attack on an Adams wagon,Na
policeman was struck with a brick,
and badly injured.
During last night's rioting, two po
licemen were badly injured, and a good
number of strikebreakers terribly
beaten by a mob of strike sympathiz
ers. The Adams Express company made
no efofrt today to send out wagons, but
the American Express company an-1
nounced its determination to carry on
Several more drivers and helpers in
the Adams and American offices on
the Manhattan side joined the strikers
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WIFE CAX'T SUE HER
HTSBAXD FOR BEATINGS
Washington, D. C., Oct. 28.
Jessie E. Thompson, wife of
Charles IS. Thompson, both liv
ing in the District of Columbia,
sued her husband for 70,000
damages for seven alleged
assaults upon her.
But, before the suit came to
trial the court had given judg
ment for the accused on the
plea that at the time of the al
leged assault the parties were
husband and wife.
KILLS WIFE AND
BABE; THEN HIMSELF'
St. Clairesville, O., Oct. 28.
Blarius Nachoulter, aged 25,
killed his wife, aged 2L and
baby, aged 2,. today, and then
Mrs. Charles S. Welcher. of Naoo
zarj, Mexico, arrived this morning to
spend the winter with Mrs. F. H. Tortu.
1017 Mundy avenue.
Sanderson, Tex., Oct. 2S. The reservoir of the Sanderson -water -works
leave -way last aisht, entailing a Ions of about $3000. The reservoir vras
filled to its capacity, about 100,000 gallons. It Is located near the top of a
hill 200 feet above the town and the water came down with great force,
destroying the pump house and trashing great boulders of rock from its path.
The great volume of water rushed over the -well -where the town's
water supply comes from but It Is not thought the well itself was Injured,
the loss being confined to the machinery and the reservoir.
The fact that the pumper, Steve Ferguson, was not on duty when the ac
cident occurred, Is perhaps 'all that saved his life.
The reservoir was completed about six months ago. It was built of
heavy stone and cost About ?2000.
Ed McGIaley Ls owner of the water works system.
NEW RA TE MEASURE
New York, N. Y., Oct. 2S. The railroads and express companies in the
entire country will unite in an attack through the courts on the Mann
Elklns law, which was passed by congress last June, at the urgent solici
tation of president Taft.
The act provides for an interstate commerce court to which the rail
roads and shippers alike may appeal.
The attack was decided upon at a conference of railroad lawyers from
all parts of the United States, which has been in session here for several
It Ls supposed the attack will -be.
tionality. The particular objection ht to
iterstate commerce commission.
Denies That Waters-Pierce
Co. Has Mexican Concern
SPENDS DAY AND
$28,000 IN CITY
Herbert G. Wylie, general manager of
the Mexican Petroleum company, with
headquarters at Tainplco, spent Thurs
day in the city. He also spent $28,000
in good money for supplies to be sent
to Tampico to be used In development
-work in progress there.
A part of the development work
planned is the construction of a reser
voir of reinforced concrete at Tampico
for storing oil. This reservoir will
have a capacity of one million barrels
of oil. Before this is built, however,
a model reservoir of 500,000 barrels'
capacity will be built, the contract for
-which has been given the Southwest
ern Portland Cement company, of which
C. Leonard is president.
Buys $20,000 Worth of Mules.
While in the city Mr. Wylie placed an
order with Richard Caples for 20,000
worth of mules, -which will be shipped
to Tampico to be used in the construc
tion of the reservoir, hauling material,
etc- Mr. Wylie also placed an order
for a carload of machinery with a local
hardware firm. '
Producing: 2S,000 Barrels Dally.
The present capacity of the Mexican
Petroleum company is 28,000 barrels of
oil per day, according to Mr. Wylie.
Fifteen rigs are in operation and the
model reservoir is to be completed in
30 days to hold the production. The
company is shipping 10,000 barrels of
oil per day and is supplying all the
fuel oil for the National Railways of
Mr. Wylie scouted the assertion of
H. Clay Pierce, who was quoted in El
Paso as saying that the Mexican Petro
leum -company had failed in their con
tract to supply the Waters-Pierce company-
with the amount called for and
that the Waters-Pierce company had
Doheney's company "on the hip."
The "Waters-Pierce Contract.
"We made a contract in Los Angeles
several days ago to supply the Waters
Pierce company with 2,500,000 barrels
of oil and they paid us down $250,000
to bind the trade," said Mr. Wylie.
"Now if you call that having our com
pany on the hip, they have us. But
we are -willing to get on any
body's hip for that price. Mr.
Pierce paid us 92 cents for that oil
and it was gold, too. We are to deliver
a million gallons as fast as we produce
It as the first of the order Mr. Pierce
Recently the Mexico papers have
published the report that Mr. Pierce
-went to Mexico to take over the Doheny
properties in the republic. This Mr.
. Wj'lie denies in a vigorous manner.
floneny Masses Tnrougn.
E. L Doheny, president of the com
pany, arrived in the city in the evening
from Los Angeles in his private car
and he and Mr. Wylie, the general man
ager proceeded together to Tampico.
Austin, Tex., Oct. 28. The West
Texas Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church, south", is in session
here. Rev. Caspar S. Wright, pastor of
Trinity Methodist church in El Paso,
Miss Sue Frith, sister of Capt. Robert
E. Frith, formerly stationed at Fort
Bliss, who has been the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Martin, 418 Upson ave
nue, has returned to her home in Chi
made on the grounds of unconstitu
the extension .of the powers of the
Snow in the Middle West and
Frost in Texas and Cen
COLD WEATHEE IN
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 28. Low tem
peratures and frost are reported from
a large section of the south and south
west today, frost being in evidence all
the -way from northern Texas to cen
Storm in the South.
New Orleans, La., Oct. 2S. Storm
warnings for the Louisiana and Texas
coasts-were Issued by the local weather
bureau late last night. Low tempera
tures are said to be accompanying tne
storm and frost is predicted for Louis
iana, Arkansas and Oklahoma.
Snow in Minnesota.
Winona, Minn., Oct. 2S. The first
snow of the season fell in southern
Minnesota yesterday. A high north
west wind whipped the snow into a
blizzard, but the outburst was brief.
The .temperature is falling fast to
night. Snow in Missouri.
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 28. The first
snow of the season fell here Thursday.
It came shortly after 1 oclock and
amounted to but a few scattering
Snow In Ohio.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 28. Northwestern
Onio was visited -with the first snow of
the season Thursday. A fall which
lasted for 15 minutes was reported from
Lima, while Cleveland experienced a se
vere hail storm, accompanied by snow
GOES TO PRISON
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Grafter Is Confirmed
by High Court.
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spnnsueio, iiu. yet. a xne biaie
supreme court louay aiiirmeu inc
judgment of the criminal court of Cook
county against Edward McCann, for
mer police inspector of Chicago, -who
-was found guilty of accepting a bribe.
McCann was accused in general of
accepting bribes from gamblers and
denizens of the underworld in the Des
Plaines street district. Immense sums
-were alleged to have been collected by
him. The gathering of immunity
money is said to have been pursued in
a systematic fashion with a regular
schedule of prices.
The lower court sentenced McCann
lOr irom One tO live 3earS in tne
PRISON BURNS AND &
SEVEN CONVICTS KSCAPE. O
Mllledgeville, Ga. ,0ct. 28. A &
panic among t'ne 207'n;ale pris-
oners in the main V-iilding- at
the state prison farm occurred
last night -when a kerosene
lamp exploded and started a $
blaze, which consumed the
All the prisoners "were hur- -
riedly taken out but seven of
the felony convicts escaped. -
Officers are searching for -$
the escaped convicts. &
EL PASO HAS THE BEST
ROADS IN THE STATE
. Dallas, Tex., Oct. 28. At the session
j of the advocates of good roads now in
convention here, county judge A. S. J.
Eylar, of El Paso, with a roll of maps
and charts large enough to fill a
trunk, discussed the "Need of State Aid
and Supervision" in road building. He
j caiiea attention to tne amount or
work done by El Paso county during
the past four years and the amount of
work being done at the present time,
pointing out that the largest county in
the state has the best county roads.
NOTABLES ATTEND THE
FORT WORTH CONGRESS
Ft. Worth, Tex., Oct. 28. Governor-
elect Colquitt and Jdhn H. Kirby, of
Houston, and other notables arrived
here today to attend the industrial and
development congress. The sessions
opened at the Byers opera house at
2:30 this afternoon. Delegates will
discuss plans for a greater develop
ment of Texas.
This is one of the closing events of
Ft. Worth's census celebration.
ARREST TWO MEN AND
nUNT FOR TOLAND'S BODY
Coleman, Tex., Oct. 28. .7. W. Hun
ter and W. H. Hunter were arrested
today in connection with the disappear
ance of Joe Toland, a wealthy raneh
man, who is believed to have been mur
dered while driving from Coleman to
his ranch. Several new searching
parties were organized todaj- to hunt
for the body and the river is being
HERE FOR THE FAIR.
O. P. Wilson and wife, and
Duke and wife, all of Roswell
a party at Hotel Zeiger, come to sec
the fair. They may remain for the
first of the racing season.
EL PASO'S POPULATION.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 28. El Paso's
population will be announced about
Nov. 15 and wil show d remarkable
Prominent English Capital
ist Marvels at the Pro
gress of El Paso.
A KICK ON THE
A E. Stilwell, the man who has bui:t
a railroad on his nerve, arrived in Hi
Paso Friday morning at 9:40 after re
maining two hours in Juarez, with a
party of 55 prominent American and
English capitalists who are Interested
in the road.
Discussing the plans of the Kansas
City, Mexico and Orient road, Mr. St'l
well said: "We expect to have all of
our line completed in two years. Tho
condition of the road in Mexico is most
pleasing to me and the party who have
gone over me route ana we are going
to inspect the Texas lines, to determine
just how conditions are there.
"Will we build to El Paso? No, I
nave never mtenaea to ao so. l nave
been devoting all my time and atten
tion to the construction of the main
line, which I expect will be completed
within two years. About six-tenths of
tbe road in Mexico is now finished and
we are rapidly completing the gaps."
Road Xow Pays.
G. A. Taylor, of London, England,
who represents the Kansas City. Mex
ico and Orient road In that country.
said: "The road is now paying its own
way. That has increased interest in ir.
There are more than 300 persons in
England interested in the 'road. It ;s
really marvelous, the feats of engi
neering that have been performed in
the mountains. Yesterday we -were up
on the continental divide S500 fee
above sea level. It was nothing new to
me, for, while I have never been ove
the Urlent road before, l have been
familiar with all of its interests. How-
ever, to the other Englishmen in thu
party, it was most interesting.
Air of Prosperity Here. J
huahua. Tou have some mighty fine j
Duiiaings nere, ana tnere is an air ol
prosperity about it. I like this city."
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M!cl. Free Press and one of tha
bondholders in the company, said'
"Our's was the first train over the
bridge at Brownsville." Then we went
to Mexico City and back over the Sierra
Madres to the Conchas river and ve
are going over the Texas lines. Mexico
looks good and it is very -warm down
there. The scenery along the route Is
beautiful and the work done on the
road is most gratifying.
"We have but one kick to register. !
and I am going to write to president!
Taf t about it. The idea of holding 55 j
people at the bridge for customs n- j
5nPtlnn fnr- npnrlv thrpo hnnrs c ri--
posterous. That is what they did wh
us. They have four Inspectors for this
duty and only one train a day, yet. ir:
took three hours for .them to 'go
through the regular train and get to
us I may never come back here, but"
it is certainly due to the city of El
Paso that they be a little faster In
making inspections. At Detroit we
have many trains entering each 3c j
from Windsor, Canada, but we have
no such complaints. You may quote
me as saying that I will -write to presi
dent Taft and make a complaint about
the way things are done here by the
Prominent Men In Party.
Other prominent people in the party
were sir Bralthwaite, of London, Eng
land: James Taylor, of the same placf,
and Frederick Hurdle, also a prom
inent Englishman; Mr. Fox, of England
and Alder, of London, together wirh
Thomas Macnair, of Glasgow, Scot
land, all bondholders or investors '
the Orient road. ,
Among the prominent Americans a-e
Gilbert Lee, J. L. Hudson, an automo
bile manufacturer: Wm. A. Spltsley, all
of Detroit, Mich.; B. B. Thrasher, of
Dayton O. and E. Dickinson the man
who rebuilt the Union Pacific who is
now general manager of the Kansas
City, Mexico and Orient.
The party occupied six Pullmans and
a baggage car and was backed over to
this side by a Mexican Central en
gine which could not push the heavy
tiain up the grade at the entrance fo
tne union station yaras ana naa to !e
assisted by a T. P. engine.
were Iced and stocked with food. afrer
which the train went to Sweetwatet
over the T. P. Many of the party came
up town to marvel at the building im
CIGARETS TANGLE UP
ALL HUES, SAYS BRIGGS
San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 28.
Can you tell green from blue?
And if you can't, do you smoke
Harry A. Briggs, local navy
recruiting officer, says that ex
cessive use of cigarets causes
color blindness, and that green
and blue are the most common
failing colors in the tests. He
says that CO percent of appli
cants are turned down for color
blindness, and that the paper
tubes are blamed as the chief
This makes mark 9508367
against the cigarets.
Tomorrow being the Inst Saturday of
the month, The Hcrnlrt carriers will
nrcscnt bills for the month of October.
Subscribers will kindly note the above
nd be ready for the boyi.
Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 28. Extraordinary precautions were taken last
night to protect emperor William and empress Auguste Victoria when they
left for Berlin. They were explained today when the police announced that
a letter threatening his majesty was received at the royal palace yester
day. The letter was signed by a militant Brussels anarchist and read:
"Since no one has had the courage to blow up the German autocrat,
I've decided to throw a bomb."
The entire route to the station was lined with troops, all windows
along the route were guarded and the station itself was packed with s'ol
The railway line for a considerable distance was closely guarded.
Supreme Court of Illinois
Holds for State in Case In
STATE DEFRAUDED .
BY THE RAILROAD
Springfield, 111., Oct. 2S. The state
supreme court today decided the Illi
nois Central tax case in favor of the
state, reversing the judgment of the
circuit court of LaSalle county.
The Illinois Central was sued by the
state for taxes tentatively placed at
15,000,000. The effect of the supreme
court decision is to send the case back
to the circuit court of LaSalie county f
ffor hearing on Its merits, the court!
j finding the complaint sufficiently ten
able to warrant a trial.
it was tiie contention of governor
Deneen that for 30 years the railroad
had been "milking" the state, through
its system of accounting for gross
L earnings, on which it is required under
earnings, on which it is required
Us charter to Dav 7 nercent in
Its charter to pay 7 percent into the
state treasury in lieu of other taxes
It is alleged that tho railroad, has'
failed to give a proper accounting rumored appointment of Chas. A. Cott
since 1S77. rH. of Ohio, as collector of customs
According to attorney Horton of the j at tnat Prt, have bean received at the
Illinois Central, the decision of the su- "White houseby cable,
preme court in the tax case includes TRe protests were not levelled
an important point, that under the j against Cottrill simply because of his
statute of limitations th,e state's case! eing a negro, but because the people
bearing on the years prior to 1905, is I of Honolulu want their offices filled
null and the" state therefore may now j by residents of the islands.
sue only for such taxes as it claims j
have accrued between the years. 1S05 and V l.
1907, when the suit v. as Instituted.
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Uticai N Y Q t 2S. Col. Roose-
practically wound up Ills campaign
tour of New York state today with
three scheduled speeches. The first a l
dress was scheduled at noon at Rome-
This was followed by a speech at
Lyons this afternoon and a night meet
ing at Rochester.
The colonel probably -will make brief
addresses at several other towrs
through which he passes.
The Roosevelt party wil? ivjave fer
New York after the Rocheste- meetiry
but may stop at Kingston for a meet
ing there tomorrow morning.
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GOD COULDNT PURIFY
NEW ORLEANS IN -V. YEARS.
New Orleans, La., Oct. 2S.
"The system of protecting vice
in New Orleans is such that the
hand of God Almighty could
not make this a decent com
munity inside of 25 years."
Inis declaration by Rev. Jas.
F. Chase, of Boston, was fea
tured in the many criticisms of
this city made by those attend
ing a meeting of the American
GUARD SHOOTS CONVICT
WHO TRIES TO ESCAPU
Waxahachie, Tex., Oct. 28. Frank
Kelly, a white man, serving a sen
tence on the county farm, chargeit
with violating the liquor laws, wa3
shot and seriously wounded -this morn
ing when he made a dash for liberty.
He attacked a guard with a rock,
whereupon John Hardeman, anothei
guard, opened fire.
BALLOONISTS TO REACH
NEW YORIC THIS EVEM.VG
Montreal, Canada, Oct. 28. Alan
Hawley and Augustus Post, heroes of
the record breaking trip In the ba'
loon America II., from St. Louis to the
northern Canadian wilderness, arrived
here this morning and left soon aftei
for New York, where they will arr va
at 10:30 this evening.
COSTLY FIRE IN A
PENNSYLVANIA MINE TOWN
Pittsburg. Pa., Oct. 28. Boswell, a
mining town in Somerset county, was
swept by fire early this morning. A
hotel and a number of business houses
and dwellings were destroyed before
the citizens, fighting the fire with
buckets, got the flames under control.
The loss is $75,000.
FALL KILLS PAINTER.
Chickasha, Okla., Oct. 2S. Harry
Wright, aged 24, was instantly killed
here today when he fell from the roof
of a three story building on Main
street. He was painting the roof when
his foot slipped. He alighted upon his
Mexican Cattle Not in as
Good Conditon as a Year
Ago, Ranchmen Say.
50 POUNDS LIGHT
That the condition of fall stock in
Chihuahua Is not up to par in quality
seems to be the concensus of opinion
among stockmen here. The condition
seems to be worse than last year.
Travelers from Mexico bring reports
that shipping stock is younger and
poorer than last season, when condi
tions were not the best. Poor grass is
blamed in general. One buyer says that
shipping stock is at" least 50 pounds
lighter than last season.
The condition seems to extend as far
south as Parral. However-, disease
continues to be almost unknow,n on
Mexican ranges, and little fear is ex
perienced of a continued slifmp.
HONOLULU OBJECTS TO OHIO
NEGRO FOR. CUSTOMS COLLECTOR
Washington, D. C. Oct. 2S. Protests
rom citizens of Honolulu against the
SUMMON DEAD MEN ON
FT. WORTH JURY SERVICE
Ft. Worth, Tex., Oct. 2S. The
trial of Will Copeland, a former
Dallas policeman, who is
charged with the murder of Roy
Aden and Will Davis, here re
cently, was further blocked to
day when a report on the spe
cial venire showed among those
summoned were dead men and
many who had left the cit3.
The defence is attempting to
quash the venire on the ground
that it was improperly sum
moned. HEARING IS POSTPONED.
Mar Chew, whom immigration auth
orities are seeking to have sent to Las
Cruces to stand trial on a smuggling
charge, did not go to trial Friday
morning. A continuance was granted
until the afternoon, when commission
er Geo. B. Oliver took up the ques
tion. STEAM IS TURNED ON.
After wintering the cold of Thursdav?
the tenants in the Roberts-Banner
building had their spirits warmed up
Friday when the steam was turned
into the pipes for the first time.
Special agent C. E. Lewis, of the
treasury department, will leave Friday
evening for Washington, D. C, on a
combined business and pleasure trip.
He will be gone several weeks.
WORKING IN TEXAS
Brownsville, Tex., Oct. 2S. That munitions of -war arc being concen
trated In Brownsville and other Texas towns near the frontier by Mexlcaa
revolutionists Is declared by Dr. Bnngun, Mexican consul here.
The plot Is hclnp: furthered, he declares, by Insurrectionary leader,
who have established headquarters In San Antonio and in California.
Several days ago the bouse of a former Mexican army officer was
searched, but no arms or incriminating papers were found.
UP FIGHT ON KfiNO
The fight on the keno gams in .Tunrez -was renewed at the meeting ol
the retail merchant of El Paso Thursday night, and it was decided to enlist
the help of the Merchants' league, chamber of commerce, El Paso Protective
association, El Paso Credit Men's ntKocIation, and other organizations. It 1
proposed to prepare petitions which will be sent to mayor Portlllo, of Juarez,
Jose Maria Sanchez, governor of ' Chihuahua, and president DIar, of the Mex
ican republic. --
At the meeting Thursday night, Robert Silherberg offered to jrfve ?50f
to fight the games. He declared that the operation of the gambling heasea
was detrimental to thj morals at EI Paso suit Juuaz iwddeHts.
State Agricultural Commis
sioner to Make Speech
Opening the Exposition.
TO PRESS BUTTON
Concert in Morning Down
town; Street Car Parade
Later to the Grounds.
"Whistles will blow, bands will plaj
and bells will ring Saturday noon tJ
mark the formal opening of the second
annual El Paso Fair and Exposition.
Promptly at noon judge Joseph Ma
goffin, the oldest pioneer resident of
EI Paso, will press the button which
will start the machinery going and the
big fair and southwestern exposlon.
will be formally declared open.
Ed R. Kone, commissioner of agri
culture for the state of Texas, will de
liver the opening address at the fair
grounds.- Col. W. F. Cody (Buffslc
Bill) will also make an address at tho
opening exercises. Responses will be
delivered by C. N. Bassett, president
Secretary of the Fair.
of the Fair association, and city at
torney W. M. Coldwell. Commissioner
Kone arrived Friday afternoon from
i i Austin and was met by G. A. Martin,
president of the Texas Dry Farming
congress, and Geo. H. Clements, of th
Prior to Opening.
Preceding the opening at "the fair
grounds, the Fort Bliss and-. Pass City
bands will give a concert in San Ja
cinto plaza. The delegates from the
various fraternal and labor organisa
tions will go to the grounds on board
a special train of street cars, leaviug
the plaza at 11:30. They will be mec
at the main entrance by Buffalo Bill,
his cowboy band and his tribe of In
dians. A parade will be given down the
track of the hippodrome to the grand
stand, where -the formal opening will
occur. The grand stand will be free. At
the same time the machinery Is started
in machinery hall, the news will he
flashed to the city and the whistles
and bells will proclaim the fact to tha
Grounds Open at Nine.
The Overland Trail with its various
amusement attractions comprising tho
Parker Carnival shows will be opened
at 9:30 a. m. and will be in full opera
tion by the time the visitors arrive.
The gates will be opened for the nine
days and nights at 9 a. m. Saturday. In
the afternoon Saturday, the Buffalo
Bill shows will gi 'e a matinee per
formance on the lnlield and will alsc
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