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El Paso, Texas,
November 15, 1910-10 Pages
EI Paso's Rapid Growth
Official UHlted States Census
Population 1910 39,279
Population 1900 15,900
Population 1S90 --..10,S3S
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Trade Checks Issued in One
Saloon in Defiance of the
United States Law.
BUNNING IN PLACE
Saloon Man Issues Trade
Checks to Those Who Win
on the Machine.
The statutes of Texas declare that
gambling- is punishable by a fine or im
prisonment. The statutes of Texas also prohibit
the operation of any gambling- device in
any saloon. The punishment Is a fino
The laws of Texas recognize a slot
machine as a gambling device.
The "statutes of the United States de
clare that nobody shall manufacture or
circulate anything that takes the place
of money and it has been construed that
Trade checks are in violation of thl3
provision for the protection of the coin
age of the country.
NotwithsOanding this, there is at
least one gambling device in operation
m an El Paso saloon. A slot machine
is -working on the bar In the Hub sa
loon, 211 South El Paso street. Two
Herald representaives violated the state
law and gambled Monday afternoon
just to make sure that the machine la
a real gambling machine. One man got
"two pairs" on the machine for his'
nickel and got two trade checks, which
he exchanged for two of .Toe's cigars
the place is better known as By Joe's
than it is as The Hub and the second
man got five cheeks on his seventh
roll five cents a roll and kept tnem.
The grand 3ujX tne county attorney,
the sheriffTthe chief of -police, or the
assistant U. S. district attorney may see
them at vThe Herald office.
Many Kinds of Gambling-.
This is not the only gambling that Is
going on in El Paso. There Is gambling
side bet on pool games in the city,
and it Is said that poker games are go
ing on in the city, too. These are very
quiet affairs, however, but Joe's slot
machine and the gambling games in
the pool rooms are open to anybody. So
are tne lotteries in the cigar stores. The
chief of police and sheriff appear not
to have seen them. The opening is large
for the incoming sheriff Peyton Ed
wards. He will have one of the finest
chances in the world to prove that he Is
for law enforcement. There is consid
erable of it to enforce in El Paso.
Other Law Violations.
In the pool rooms, there are several
kinds of pool games where the players
play for money. Boys are allowed to
frequent these, places and in many of
them drinks are served from connecting
saloons. Many of tnem are connected
with saloons by a door, some merely
having a partition not ceiling high be
tween them and the bara weak attempt
at evasion of the law of the state which
forbids the operation of billiard or pool
tables in a saloon. The law has been
construed as meaning that connecting
doors do not make them separate
places. Thesame law forbids the oper
ation of musical instruments or the
keeping of a musical Instrument In a
saloon; it also prohibits lewd pictures.
A machine with semi-lewd or lewd pic
tures and anotner that renders musical
selections will no doubt come under this
provision. If so, there are two of them
in the Poodle Dog saloon on San An
tonio street. One of them has 4S pic
tures in it five cents to see 12 and
the other Jias some pictures and musjp--
Cigar Stores and Lotteries.
Nearly all the cigar stores in town
have lottery devices. These, too, are
forbidden by tne state law- The attor
ney general has ruled that even a
OFFICERS TAKE ACTION
ON HERALD'S EVIDENCE
Monday morning The Herald furnished United States district attorney
F. EBgelklng vrlth Information relative to the existence of the gambling
machines' la the- Huh Bar and the use of trade checks at the place.
Immediately, deputy United States marshal H.' R. Hlllebrand and a
Herald reporter went to tke saloon and played the machine, securing five
checks as a resalr.
CoHHty attorney W. AV. Brldgers was notified of the gambling machine
by The Herald, and at 10:30 this morning he stated that he would immedi
ately fife a complaint.
MERCHANTS TO FIGHT
KENO DETERMINEDL Y
Determined to stamp out one of tho :
orst of the gambling evils El Paso
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has to contend with, the Business .
Men's Protective association will es- j
tablish a keno fund to fight the petty
gambling across the river.
At its meeting of the .association
Monday evening the memberj pledged
themselves to report the names of any
EJ Pasoans seen gambling in the keno
halls in Juarez. This information will
be furnisned the business agent of the
church raffle is against the law, but
at almost any cigar store in town if
here are any exceptions they are
mighty few It is possible to pay your
nickel or dime and pull up a little slip
of paper and see if you can't win some
thing. Tou may get one cigar and you
may get nothing some may have -no
blanks; most of them have blanks and
you may get several cigars, some of the
stores providling for as many as 25
cigars to the luckiest winner.
In other cigar stores they have pipes
for raffle meerschaum pipes and on
these, chances' are sold in the old way
just as gamblers nave always raffled
watches and pianos and automobiles
until the new state law ' said to them
nay. Tou pull a number and pay the
price of the number. It is so figured
f out that the entire amount called for
on all the numbers will pay for the
pipe and leave a margin for the pro
prietor of the cigar stand. Sometimes
a throw of. the .dice again this Is
gambling or the drawing of a number
from a hat or some such arrangement
as this also- lottery settles the owner
ship of the pipe. Nearly every cigar
store in town 'nas conducted one of
these pipe raffles"; many have them on
All of these are conducted where boys
can take chances on them if ihey-wish.
just as the gambling and -.h' drinking
in the pool halls are "arned on under
the noses of boys who o to schnul in
the daytime and visit these places at
Playing Joe's Slot Machine.
The visits of The Herald men to Joe's
saloon on Sputh El Paso street were
made Monday afternoon. There on the
bar were two little machines for play
ing for "trade checks" checks that
Uncle Sam says violate his law and
one of them was just the ordinary little
slot machine with the decks of cards in
Silent Tragedy Is Making a
Close of -Great Novelist's j
, Life. w
LAST S ACBAf&ENT
&XVEN TO COUNTESS
Tula, Russia, Nov. 15. The condition
of both count Leo Tolstoi and the
countess is reported today to be criti-
caL The count appears io uc ouv.-
cumbing to iever Drougnt on by men- j
i m ;md exDOSure incident to
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ilef ronx ihpme,-,whileL
his deserated wife, isdyig; oa DroKen ,
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heart The minaisi iue Bicm ii.uvjij..
, 7.i Jso .nncolvpfl of a
!J!r traeic ending of two lives which J
LJf .1 interwoven for half a cen-
tury. Tolstoi was overcome with fa-
tigue wmie aiiempuus -'rai"UUJ
continue his pilgrimage to the monaster.-
at Shamardino in the Caucasus,
where he had hoped to spend his last
days in the Tolstoian colony on the
shores of the Black sea.
Lies Dying In a Kut.
Tolstoi lies in a miserable hut at
r railroad flasr station of Astapova, to
which he was removed from the train, j
when his physician and companion, ur.
Makovetsky, realized that a continu
arce of the journey would result in
death. Today the condition of the
aged man is most serious.
On the Tolstoi estate at Tasnaya,
Pollana, the countess today received
thfi last sacrament. When her hus
band-disappeared Thursday she twice
attempted suicide. Since tnen shof has j
not touched food and she is prostrated
mentally and physically.
"Daughter Is His Nurse.
Tnictol's daughter, Alexandra, is
actin& as his nurse. Telegraphic re-
rt of his condition are far from
favorable Indeed, they are considered
extremely' pessimistic. His temperature
is 104, indicating probably a serious
Contlnued- on Page Two.)
association, who furnishes it to em-
The names of those reported to be
gamblins in tne keno halls wm als-Q
whenever received, be sent to the mer-
chants who are members of the associ
ation for their information in issuing'
At the meeting Monday IV. S. Clay
ton was reelected president; Crawford
Harvie, vice president; H. Y. Ellis,
secretary; George Flory. treasurer, and
J. G. Ingels, business agent.
it such as used to be seen on every bar
and cigar counter in town. You drop
in a nickel and if you get two pairs
j you get two cigars, it you score a
pair Jacks or better you get one ci
gar. Full houses, straight flushes, etc.,
all pay considerably more the sign
tells you all about it. The first Herald
man in the place played a nickel and
got a pair of fours and a pair of sixes,
the very first time. Then he got two
of the trade checks. On one side they
read- like this: "Hub Bar. By Joe, 411
South El Paso street." On the other
side thejsay: "Good for cigar or drink. '
To see if they were really accepted in
place of money The Herald man offered
the two checks for cigars and ne got
two out of a box with Joe's name on
them-i-evidently made especially for
Joe. Jle left. Then another Herald man
went In and played the same little ma
chine. He lost 30 cents. Then he put
in the seventh nickel and, lo, luck was
with him. He drew five checks and got
the checks. He still has them.
The two Herald men had spent 40
cents and nad got checks for 35 cents
in trade the house was ahead five
The other little machine is one In
which after a nickel is dropped in, you
press a lever and spin a wheel. "When
the wheel stops, it announces the num
ber of cigars if you win. If you don't
win, it doesn't do any announcing.
Poodle Dog's "Slot Machines."
At the Poodle Dog saloon there were
no machines for winning money or
drink checks or even cigars, but there
were two picture machines and one con
tains a jnusical instrument whicn the
Texas law says shall not be in saloon?.
The big machine shows pictures. The
sign is there to rouse curiosity, but
it is liable ,to be a bit misleading, for
the pictures are not much naughtier
(Continued on Page 2.)
Williams, However, Estab-
lishes Alibi and Swears
HE LOOKS WITHOUT
"WAVERING- qi$ dead
Asbury Park, N. J., Nov. 15.. Follow
ing threats by a mob to lynch Thomas
Williams, a negro suspected of the
muruer oi ayearom Aiarie Smith, the
prisoner was removed early today from
tne local jail to the county jail at
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icgiiju. .me nmu naa ueen scatierea
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$ HKf fre comparatively clear..
TTTiTi? i fcMfr'it i i oil ir-nrt-n.i i.
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.crime and from official sourrfts it la
learned that he had apparentfy estab- I
lished a good alibi.
ilany persons are inclined to think
the -man a victim of circumstances. The
child's mother is still In a serious con
dition from grief and shock.
In an attempt to wring a confession
from the prisoner the child's body was
brought into the jail corridor. The
negro was led forth and halted be
"I swear to God I did not harm the !
girl. I had nothing to do with it," he
"Get down and look into her eyes
and say that," he was commanded.
Looks Into Dead Child's Eyes.
Williams leaned forward until he
was gazing straight into the dead
eyes. His gaze did not waver, and he
exclaimed: "God is my witness that I
did not kill this girl. I did not touch
her. I did not harm her. I do not
know who did."
Again and again he repeated this,
while his hand lay on the body. Then
hft added. "I tfinnlr flnrl T nan cot. t
did not do it. I am sorry for her fam- I
Late last night when a newspaper
automobile came dashing up and
stopped in front of the jail door, the
crowd jumped to the conclusion that
Williams was to be brought out and
whisked away to a safe place.
With a yell the crowd surged for
ward, but the police with clubs drove
the rioters back. In the struggle the
police captured a sledge hammer, and
Chief Pleads With Moh.
Chief Smith went out and pleaded
with the men as peaceful citizens to
go home. He told them Williams was
only held as a suspect and that there
was no positive evidence against him.
The crowd jeered, but tried nothing
The Asbury Park common council
has ottered a reward of 500 for the
arrest and conviction of the murderer, j
ANOTHER V03rAX ASSAULTED.
Woodbury, X. J Nov. 15. Captured
by a posse which had -scoured the coun-
young uiegro farm hand, is accused' of j
o -l- t,
crysiae ior vit nours, .foianu jaiacK, a
CWl atiguipiuu aLtavn, ijai a.u.j.33 jjcLI- .
tia Nutt. He was taken to the countv
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1UI 111 tx. uiuiy 1UU IS 11C1U WILliUUl uau,
Miss Xutt, who Is 20 years old, was
traversing a lonely section accompan
ied only by her sister. Margaret, when a
negro seized her. By struggling, both
she and her sister succeeded In re
leasing themselves from him.
ROBIN COOPER ACQUITTED
OF THE MURDER OF CARMACK.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 15. Robin
Cooper, charged with the murder of
United States senator E. W. Carmack,
has been found not guilty. His 'father
was convicted and then pardoned by
governor Patterson in half an hour aft
er the verdict was affirmed.
Great Britain Faces Political Crisis
Lower House Is deadlocked
With the Lords and Elec
tion Is Possible.
London, Eng., Nov. 15. With the ad
vent of the new year it is expected that
England will be plunged into the tur
moils of another election. At least
Uthese are the present indications.
Parliament reassembled today, but
the political crisis is delayed until
tomorrow. By that time premier As
quith will have seen king George and
laid before him the decision reached
by the cabinet at today's session. The
cablnetr is believed to be divided on the
question of asking the house of lords
to accept of reject the veto resolutions
before the dissolution of parliament.
Parliament adjourned until Friday,
thus postponing the inevitable crisis
over the government's plans.
The question of limiting the veto
power of the house of lords, if not
abolishing that body altogether, is one
of the gravest problems that the gov
ernment has ever had to deal with.
The trouble started a year ago, when
that aristocratic body rejected .Lloyd
George's radical budget which had been
passed through the house of commons.
This resulted in the dissolution of par
liament, and precipitated a general
election, which was held the first part
of this year.
Irish As Dictators.
The voters endorsed the budget and
returned the Liberal party to power,
but -with such a small majority that the
government had to depend on the help
of Irish members to carry through thia
program. This placed the Irish par;y
in a position to dictate, and when the
new parliament reassembled last spring
the Irish leaders insisted on the 'pass
age of a set of 'esolutioi's limiting
tvia imn nnwn of thft house or loras
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before the consideration of tha DU'Jet.
The matter was finally setllad in the
lower house by the incroducuon of a
iet of res'Uatio.os which aimed to rass
a law i to prevent the house of lords
from rejecting or amending a money
bill, but that. such limitation shall not
in anywise affect the rights and priv
ileges of the commons as they "now ex
ist. The second t the resolutions provid
ed thai: the. powers of the house of
lords respecting all other bills be re
stricted so that if any bill shall be
passed by the commons at uiree suc
cessive "sessions and rejected by the
lords at each of these sessions, it shall
become a law without the assent of the
lords, as the king provided .that at least
two years shall -have elapsed between
the introduction of the measure and its
third passage by the house of com
The third resolution limits the dura
tion of a -parliament to five instead of
After the commons had again passed
the budget and forced the lords to
swallow it. parliament took a recess
u.nt11 May 26' wnen the veto resolutions
were to be considered.
The King's Death.
Before the -date came around, how
ever, the grim reaper claimed the much
beloved king Edward, and the whole
country was plunged into a period of
mourning. Following the cessation of
ceremonies, Incidental to the bufial of
the" king, a more friendly attitude was
manifested by the leaders of the dis
senting parties. Both sides showed
a willingness to settle the matter with-
i out precipitating an election so soon
after the obsequies. King George, per
sonally took a hand in the difficulties,
and brought royal pressure to bear on
It was finally agreed that all the
unfortunate differences should be set
tled by a conference committee com
posed of members of both parties. This
committee, which is composed of pre-
I mler Asquith, Lord Crewe, Lloyd
George and A. Birrell, represent
in? the government, and Arthur
Balfour, Lord Lansdowne, Earl Caw
dor and Austin Chamberlain, rep
resenting the opposition, has been
!loldln& meeUm FJZflSSa
m& an agreement. It Is now believed
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mlttee are hopelessly split and that
the only way
to settle the differences
will he by an appeal to the constitu-
I tionencles early in January.
The house of lords is the one obsta
cle in the way of home ''rule for Ire
land, and when the Irish leaders cast
their vote for the budget it was with
the understanding that the government
would see to It that a bill was passed
limiting the veto of the house of lords
in order to get a home rule bill
thro-agh. They believed that the Lib
eral leaders will stick to their promise
and are exceedingly hopeful of getting
home rule for Ireland in the near fu
ture. Another serious question, to be dis
continued on page 5.)
House of parliament, London, England, and four- members of the lords'
veto conference committee. Beginning at the left are: Lord Lansdowne and
Arthur Balfour, prominent members representing the opposition, and premier
Asqulth and Hon. A. Binall, representing the government.
Sends Messages Everywhere
Assuring Them of Good
Will of the Americans.
TRIES TO QUIET
President Diaz is apparently doing
all he can to prevent any further antl
Amerlcan riots in Mexico.
Assurance from president Taft of
friendly sympathy with Mexico, and
that all efforts will be made to punish
those guilty of the burning of An
tonio ioariguez, Jionaay iouna uiir
way to mayor Francisco Portillo , of
Ciudad Juarez through a maize a
diplomatic channels. The telegram It-
self, which probably was received oy
all iefe noliticoes in Mexico, in an ef-
fort toN appease any excitement among
the Mexicans Is translated as follows:
"The department of state announces
to the governor as follows: 'President
Taft manifested to the president of the
republic yesterday by way of the de
partment of state and the embassador
at Washington that the government of
the United States has the best confi
dence in the wishes of the president
of Mexico to calm any disturbances
between both countries and avoid all
that he 'will put all efforts to punish
any guilty persons for the crime com
mitted against Antonio Rodriguez In
Texas.- I communicate this for your
knowledge and satisfaction by special
resolution of the president, Miguel S.
Maoedo.' ' And. I inform you of this that
you will be confident in the public J
sentiment with- reference, to the pre
tended cooling of the relations "be
tween Mexico and the United States,
which is absolutely false.
(Signed.) "Guillermo Porras, secre
tary of state."
To . this message, mayor Portillo an
swered the secretary of state as fol
lows: "With satisfaction I assure you
that the inhabitants of this district
have remained quiet, thereby showing
their culture and confidence that our
government shall satisfactorily arrange-
Circular Sent to Schools.
Mexico City, Mex., Nov. 15. Circular
letters condemning in strong terms the
recent demonstration against Ameri
cans were read at all public schools
and other educational institutions un
der government control in Mexico. City!
the minister of public instruction.
Seven students who. have been in
prison since the recent troubles were
released after being examined. Twen
ty of their comrades were less fortu
nate, and after being given a prelimi
nary hearing were sent back to con
finement to await trial.
4. RIVER SEINE RISES A fr
" Paris, France, Nov. 15. The 5"
4t river Seine rose at the rate of -fr
f- half a centimeter an hour to- -
day. The official statement
3 that the flood maximum would ?
be reached Thursday has not v
S reassured the riverside dwellers 4
J of this city and suburbs, who
fear another disaster. $
WASHED BILL DECLARED
COUNTERFEIT BY A BANK
Washington, Nov. 15, A woman in
.New York received an extremely dirty
silver certmcate. She prom-ptlv washed
and ironed the bill and took it to the
bank. It looked so strange that the
bank teller pronounced, the note counter
feit and sent it to Washington for in
spection. "The onlv thing the matter with that,"
' smiled chief Wilkie, "is that it's clean."
Prepare to Meet Band of
Mexicans Reported Ad
vancing on the Town.
iocK bprmgs, Tex , Nov. 15. As
a result of the report that a body of
armedn Mexicans were marching
upon, this town, cowboys and ranch
men from the surrounding country,
armed with rifles and revolvers are
. nonrfnr int t?- cn
i Ranch people of this section are so
nxou for a combat with the Mexican
band that they probably will start on
j leged invaders.
"-"-- "s anernoon to meet the al
It is believed by officers that the re
ported invasion is a hoax.
DEL RIO HEARS XOTHIXG
OF ARMED 3IEXICAXS4I
Del Rio, Texas, Nov. 15. Rumors of
armed Mexicans advancing on P.ock
Springs cannot be verified in any par
ticular. It is practlcallv impossible
for such an occurrence with the extra
precautions being taken by federal I
h,ere and a" alon the borer;
-Kock bprmgs people are uneasy and
are watching carefully. Everything
j here and at Lagf Vacas, across the river.
A telephone message from sheriff
j Pope of Edwards county today stated
! that he had an armed- force ready to
meet any hostile movement that might
be made by Mexicans. He, said there
were no indications of such a move
ment at Rock Springs, but neverthe
less he has made preparations to meet
'Everybody is on guard,, and not a
xiean is in sia-ht " i tha -n-oir no.
Mexican is in sight.'
is the way he
describes the situation.
The sheriff at Del Rio has heard
nothing of any serious movement, and
denies telephoning such information to
Rock Springs Monday.
DEXIAL IS MADE OF
INVASION OF MEXICANS
San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 15. The-e j
is no truth in the report that armed I
Mexicans are marching on Rock
Springs, Tex., where Antonio Rodri-
(Continued on Page Two.)
MIAMI ARIZONA, HAS
FIREARM FIGHTS BETWEEN CITIZENS
BIG $50,000 BLAZ
Globe, Ariz., Nov. t.V. Ily a fire vhlch j;ot besond control, nine liulldiasrs
were destrojed at Miami.
The section sVvept by the flames was a block of Gibson street and amoag
the buildings destroyed were, three saloons, one barbershop, four store balld
Ings and a cigar stand. The fire was finally extinguished by the efforts of
the local -volirateer fire department.
The supply of water proved wholly adequate to the demands nade up
on It. The loss Is estimated at aboat $o0,000, covered by Inuraace' to th
extent of $20,000.
Owing, presumably, to the fact that many of the Impromptu fire fighter
and spectators had freely imbibed from the stores of wet goods rescxed
from the burning saloons, a series of fistic encoustcrs ensued during thu
day and resulted In several arrests. Sonic of the excited Miamlaas also re
sorted to firearms, although none was seriously Injured. Oae bjhh received,
a charge of blrdshot In the back and the life of another was probably
saved by the Interference of bystander s. ,
The casus belli la the latter Instance was that the boa of the nan wa
tried to do the shooting was struck an the head ilth a beer bottle.
Attributed to the Large Crop
of Com and Its Cheap
Price: Not Politics.
All Big Centers Report De
cline in Price of 'Fresh
New Tork, X. Y., Xov. 15. Reports
from various parts of the country in
dicating a fall in the prices of mea'S
are reflected by similar reports froru
local dealers. One of the leading deal
ers said sirloin steak is now seK.nsr
at 22 ceats, a decline of 2 e?nts, and
porterhouse is off 3 cents. Fresh pork
products are off 4 cents. Roasts &re
selling at 18 cents. Market men at
tribute the relief from high prices to
the enormous corn, crop and consequent
low price of the cereal.
Denver Prices Lo-wrer.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 15. The Thanks
giving turkey bird will be secured by
Denver housewives this year from 3
to 5 cents a pound lower than last
year, if she buys it in time. Retail
markets say turkeys will retail
Thanksgiving time at about 30 cents a.
pound, and chickens are 2 to 3 cents
9. pound lower. There is no reduction
so far, however, in the price of beef
Pork Cheaper. '
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 15. Retailers
announced a reduction in, pork of 2
cents a pound today. Beef prices ar
unchanged, but a slump is predicted.
Beef Takes a Drop.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 15. A reduc
tion of 1 to 2 cents a potmd in the re
tail price of cheaper grades of beef ia
announced here today.
"You may" look for cheaper prices
in all kinds of meat," said one of the
leading dealers. "Fancy beef will next
Chicago Prices Drop.
Chicago, 111., Nov. 15. The prices of
pork and beef are falling. Withii
the last week beef has declined 4 to 5
cents a pound by the packers. Pork
has fallen about 3 cents from the price
of 18 and 20 cents ruling a week ago,
and wholesale dealers say that mut
ton, veal and other products will take
a downward turn within a few daya.
Decline In Omaha.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 15. All fresh
fresh meats have dropped about 2 cents
a pound in this market, and a further
decline by January 1 of at least 5 cents
on pork and almost as much in other
fresh meats is predicted. Prices nt
cured meats are . not materially
Cheaper In St. Loals.
St. Louis, Mo, Nov. 15. Fresh meats
are 2 o 3 cents a pound cheaper than
a week ago.
ATTEMPT TO BURN
San Antonio, Texas. Nov. 15.
Arrests are expected today in
connection- with a fire which
broke out in the apartments of
Mrs. J. W. Finerty last night.
She was badly burned and was
found unconscious on the bed
with her clothing aflame. The
door was locked and the fire
men were compelled to break
into the room. The woman
had been drugged and $300 were
MOVE HER CAPITAL.
Guthrie. Okla.. Nov. I5l Okla
homa City lost the state capital
fight today when the state su
preme court decided that the
seat of state government must
remain in Guthrie the length of
time provided in the enabling
act. The legislautre can move
the capital, the court holds.