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EI Paso, Texas,
September 5, 1911-12 Pafet
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Prosecution Concludes the
Cross-examination "With a
ACCUSED IS GIVEN
A SEVERE GRILLING-
Chesterfield, Court House, Va., Sept.
E. After asking Henry Clay Beattle,
jr., Indicted for -wife murder, the one
question as to how he could account
lor the translation of the same shot
guns from the hands of Paul Beattle,
his cousin on Saturday night to the
hands of the alleged highwayman on
the following Tuesday night, the prose
cution ended its cross examination of
the prisoner today. The accused denied
that he knew his cousin Paul had a
gun on the Saturday night in question
or that he was with Mm during that
Attacks Seattle's Story.
The commonwealth thereupon began
Its attack on the prisoner's story. The
rebuttal was practically an attempt to
corroborate Paul Beattie as to his al
leged meeting with Henry on Tuesday
night to arrange for the delivery of a
shotgun to his cousin on the Saturday
Several witnesses testified that they
saw the two cousins together on
Thursday, .and Mrs. E. J. Houchens,
motherinlaw o Paul, staled that Henry
brought Paul home la a machine that
A second point taken up by the com
monwealth was .an assault on E. H.
Neblitt's testimony that Paul had a
shotgun on the bridge where he work
ed on the Saturday on the night fol
lowing the alleged transfer of the gun
to He'nry. "Witnesses sustained Paul
that he had no gun at the bridge that
day, and one man said he was there
during the time of Neblitt's visit and
saw no gun.
Xay Net CfiH Binford Girl.
Prosecutor "Wendenburg during the
recess said the prosecution would not
call Beulah Binford as a witness un
less the case assumed a more desperate
aspect than It now presented.
Seattle Cress Examined.
"Mr. Beattle,",, said prosecutor "Wen
denburg, "you nave -oeen asked by
ycur counsel several questions as to
VhSfcvywtr testimony was before the
coronefT Under the statutes of "Vir
ginia" that evidence before the coroner
cannot be used against yourself. Now
do you waive yburjight and say that
the commonwealth" may use the evi
dence given by you before the coro
Ber?" Counsel for the defence objected that
the question should not be asked be
fore the jury. The court sustained
this view and asked the jury to dis
regard the prosecution's proposition,
"and not to draw any unfavorable in
First MeetlHif "WItk BeHlah Binford.
"Now, I understand, Mr. Beattie'
resumed prosecutor "Wendenburg, "that
you met Beulah Binford In August,
1907. "When did your illicit relations
with her begin?"
"About two weeks after I had met
"And continued how long?'
"Until she went to "Washington in
the lall of 1908." N
"When did you send her to school?'
"The same fall. 'Can I explain?"
"Her people were going to send her
to school. They all thought I would
help them, which I did; not to give her
an education for my benefit, but to get
her out of the way."
"What do you mean by 'to get her
out of the way?"
"I mean that 1 wasn't educating her
because I liked her."
"Couldn't you get her away in, any
other way?" Insisted Mr. "Wendenburg.
"Did .she have that influence over you
that you had to send-her away?"
"Will you deny being with Beulah
Binford toward the end on Monday,
Thursday and Sunday?' v
"The week before the homicide, I saw
herv those three nights."
"So three nights belonged to " Beu
"I had been with her, but I don't
know as they belonged to her."
"On Thursday preceding the homi
cide when did you join her?"
"About a quarter to 9."
"How long did you remain with
JTJntil 12 o'clock I reckon."
"'"Where did you go that night?"
"Went out riding."
"Took her to the country?"
Grief of Seattle's Father.
The white-haired father of the pris
oner covered his face "with a palmleaf
fan throughout this portion of the tes
timony. The prisoner denied that he
either saw or telephoned Paul Beattie
on Thursday night,, and said he might
have seen Paul the week preceding.
"Did you ever phone to Paul at any
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San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 5. The
action of president Taft on the Arizona
statehood bill, eliminating the recall
of the judiciary, was denounced as an
attempt at the bribery of a people by
senator Moses E. Clapp, of Minnesota,
at a banquet given last night by the
Direct Legislature league.
"What shall we say of a policy to
force an electorate to foreswear its
convictions as the price of admission
to the union," he said. "It savors of
dark ages. It is an attempt at thei
bribery of a people. There are two
cases of bribery now being investigat
ed by the senate, yet in the face of
Oummins Declares Republi
cans Need a Progressive
Candidate Nest Time.
OF STATEHOOD BILL
Chicago, I1L, Sept. 5. Asserting that
he entertains none but the most friend
ly feelings for president Taft, but the
nation's chief executive does not tak
the "Progressive" view, senator Albert
B. Cummins in a signed statement
printed in the Kecord-Herald today
sets out in a "bill of particulars" the
reasons why lie thinks that Taft Bhould
not be reelected to the presidential
Becoprlclty tie Main Thing.
Among other things mentioned in
the Taft alignment, Mr.' Cummins
points to the executive's position on
the Canadian reciprocity question.
That measure the senator calls "the
most unfortunate act of legislation
passed within the period of the pres
Refers to Stateheod Veto.
Topics of current polltcal discussion
from the Payne-Aldrlch tariff law to
Taft's vetoes of the woolen bill and
QfotAhnnfl mf'fLsures of New Mexico and
Arizona, Including the recall of the ju- .
diciary, are taken up one by one Dy
In conclusion he avers that on all
vital things the allies and supporters
of Taft have been the reactionaries and
standpaters in the senate and house,
and says that If the Republican party
believes In perpetuating this leader
ship, it cannot do better than nominate
However, Mr. Cummins says he does
not believe in it -and is therefore hop
ing for the nomination of a Progres
Brooks Says They Will Be
Owned by Trusts in
Shawnee, Okla,, Sept. 5. That the
farmers of America will be owned and
controled by the trusts within the next
30 years, if they don't co-operate and
conserve their efforts, was the warn-
. i.c-iidi tnAav Yv nresident T. 3".
Brooks, of Tennessee, In his response
to the addresses of welcome at tne
opening session of the National Farm
Brooks, spoke at length on his
scheme of co-operation. He declared
mt the farmers must immediately
, change their business methods and as
sist one another or they wm soon oe
the playthings of the interests. Brooks
pointed out that the farmers are los
ing a billion dollars annually in the
value of their holdings while the
trusts, on the other hand, are gaining
n like sum.
TTnitPft Statps senator T. P. Gore,
followed Brooks, took up the cudgel j
for co-operation, and his speech was
confined mostly to ampiuying xne
statements of Brooks.
BURNS TO DEATH
BRANDING A COW
Cheyenne Man's Clothing
Ignites and He Is Fa
Cheyenne, "Wyo., Sept. 5. Dr. A. N.
Cowan, one of the leading veterinary
surgeons of the west was burned to
death in Cheyenne last night while
branding a cow. He attempted to heat
the branding iron by use of a torch
carrying gasoline, when the torch ex
ploded, igniting his clothing all over
his body. Before the flames could be
extinguished he was fatally burned. He
died seven hours afterwards.
He was assistant state veterinary
during the term of governor Brooks.
His mother and sister live in "Washing
ton. D. C.
F. R. Dildine, an auto garage man,
was severely burned trying to extin
guish the Kt lames.
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MILKMAN DROWNS IX x
TAN'K OF BUTTERMILK.
Gilmore, Neb., Sept. 5.
Thomas Iler, a milkman, was
drowned near here today in 10j)0
gallons of buttermilk. Iler
was driving a tank containing
the buttermilk to this city when
the wagon dropped into a de
pression In the road and over
turned. The tank burstand the milk
filled the depression. Iler was
caught beneath the tank. "When
the occupants of a passing au
tomobile pulled him from the
sea of milk a half hour later he
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that here is an attempt to bribe a whole
people. The insult to the people will
react on the opponents of the recall
of the judiciary, and will do much to
further the recall of the judiciary
throughout the United States.
"The fight against the recall of the
judiciary is the last stand of special
Senator Clapp also attacked the
Payne-Aldrlch tariff law, advocated
women's suffrage and outlined the
benefits to be derived from the pas
sage of the initiative, referendum and
recall amendments to the constitution
of California, which will be voted on
Kline Says He Ha& Reason
to Think Solution Is at
TO MEET WEDNESDAY
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 5. The
presidents of the International Bail
road Shop unions, who came to this
city last week to meet vice president
Kruttschnitt of the Harriman lines,
expect that' by tomorrow the advisory
board of the Federation of Shop Em
ployes of the Harriman system will be
in the city. The meeting was called
for Friday, but J. "W. Kline, spokes
man for the international presidents,
said today that there may be a meet
ing tomorrow afternoon.
Kline Is Confident.
The international presidents were in
consultation today. Kline said there
would be no decisive actibn in con
nection with the shopmen's demands
until the advisory board arrived. Kline
said he had every hope that the dif
ferences would be settled peaceably.
No Proposals Made.
In regard to the report that the de
mands of the men may be arbitrated,
Kline said that no proposals of arbitra
tion had been made to the union by
the railway officials, nor have any
such proposals been made by the union.
The fact is, he said, that feeling of
the men is against arbitration at this
time. The other international officials
concurred in Kline's statement.
Will Present Ultimatum.
The international presidents of the
five shop crafts unions, now here, have
delegated the authority to enforce the
ultimatum presented by the Federation
of shop employes of the Illinois Cen
tral to president Markham, to repre
sentatives on the ground who have
been conducting the Illinois Central
negotiations, according to a statement
by president J. "W. Kline of the black
"The affair is entirely In the hands"
of our representatives in Chicago,"
said Mr. Kline, when told of president
Markham's refusal to meet representa
tives of the federation.
Mr. Kline declared that he has not j
been notified that the -representatives
of the International presidents had
taken action as yet toward calling a
strike on the Illinois Central.
Requested a Meeting.
"The situafton thisi" he said. "The
federation re4fiested"a meeting with,
president Markham. It was refused.
Then the federation again requested a
meeting, accompanying the request
with an ultimatum demanding a favor
able answer by 10:30 tomorrow morn
ing." "Does president Markham's refusal
mean that a .strike will be called on
the Illionbis Central?" he was asked.
May Mean Strike.
"I supp.ose it does, if our representa
tives now in charge deem it advisable
to carry out the ultimatum delivered
to president Markham. f
"Of course, if president Markham has
refused to meet representatives of the
federation, there will be something
doin?," said Kline.
TO PROBE RATES
ON WOOL IN WEST
Commissioner Prouty Will
Yisit Albuquerque and
Chicago, 111., Sept 5. Interstate
commerce commissioner Prouty is ex
pected here today to begin on "Wed
nesday a series of hearings in the gen
eral investigation of alleged unrea
sonable rates and practices in the
transportation of wool, hides and pelts
from various western producing points
to the eastern markets, i
Following four or five days of hear
ings, the inquiry will be continued at
Albuquerque, Denver, Salt .Lake City.
Phoenix and Portland.
The Investigation has been under
taken on the commission's own initi
ative. The wool interests are seeking
a general reduction of rates from sec
ond to fourth class. From Utah com
mon points this would give a reduction
from $1.65 1-2 to 1.39 per 100 pounds
INSANE ASYLUM AT
Administration Building Is
Burned, Causing Loss
Phoenix, Ariz., Sept. 5. The admin
istration building of the insane asy
lum, two miles from this city, was
totally destroyed this morning by a
fire which presumably was caused by
There were no patients in the build
ing and those in adjoining structures
were taken to places of safety without
excitement. The loss was estimated
at $60,000, though the building was
25 years old and of poor design.
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KEENE'S -CONDITION IS
Loudon, England, Sept. 5.
- The surgeon attending Jas,R.
J Keene, who on Sunday urider-
went an operation for stomach
trouble, reports, that the .cqn-
dition of the American finan-
cier is favorable. There are no
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BELLBOY IS GIVEN
TWENTY YEAR TERM
New York, Sept. 5. Paul
Geldel, the bellboy who slew
"Wm. H. Jackson, the broker,
'was sentenced today to serve
Tiot less than 20 years in the
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Sixty Now Reported Dead at
Chinameca " Death to
Suarez the Cry.
VAZQUEZ GOMEZ IS
STILL IN THE RACE
Mexico City, Mex., .Sept. 5. Sixty Za
patistas lost their lives Sunday after
noon in two encounters with federal
troops in the state of Morelos, accord
ing to official advices received here.
No mention is made of federal losses.
Under the personal direction of Erai
liano Zapata, the rebels made two
stands 'on the hacienda Cuinameca,
From the first they were dislodged
by the federals, who charged. After
this battle, 50 bodies were found on
the field. The other 10 men were killed
in the second encounter, following
which the Zapatistas fled. They are
being pursued and other battles are
During the first battle Zapata him
self barely escaped death. His horse
was shot beneath him.
Death to Suarez!
"Long live Madero; death to Pino
Suarez!" was the shout of the people
In Puebla, with which they greeted
a speech by Francisco-1. Madero yes-
terday, indicating- how the candidacy
of Jose Pino Suarez for the vice presi
dency has been received in some parts
of the republic.
Only in a few quarters has the in
surgent movement been directed ,
against Madero, the Progressive nomi
nee f,or the presidency, but the spirit
of antagonism toward Suarez has been
manifested by public' statements and
editorials throughout the republic
Suarez was foisted on the party by
Friends of Francisco Mad.ero express
a lively fear that the selection of Sua
rez and the riot of Sunday, when Geu.
Bernardo Reyes, the oposition candi
date for president, was stoned, may
lessen the chances of-Madero lor elec
tion. What Sort of Democracy?-
A number of the dailies of the capi
tal condemn the riot, asking in de
rision: rWhat sort of democracy la
this we have gained?"
Dr. ,Francisco "V&equez Gomez, ;thfe
defeated candidate for- the vice presi
dential nomination, in a published
statement assails Madero as having an
nulled the benefits of the revolution,
and declares that uifder the regime of
Diaz more consideration - was given
Madero himself when he organized a
manifestation in the capital in 1210
than was accorded Sunday to Gen.
Reyes. While Madero in a public state
ment deprecated the riot, he explained !
that the people were afraid that Reyes
would impose upon them a dlstatorship.
He also made a prediction that his
ticket would have the support of 99
percent of the people.
Popular opinion in the capital seems
to be that the refusal of the people to
permit Reyes to speak would make
friends for Reyes and react on the
Gomez Refuses to Qnlt.
"What part Dr Gomez will yet play
in the campaign is not known. His
supporters In many parts of the coun
try declare they will vote for him for
vice president, despite his rejection by
the convention. His friends declare
that while P4no Suarez was selected
for this position, he did not receive the
majority of the delegates; that his
nomination was made because certain
"blank" votes were arbitrarily counted?"
New Political History.
The convention of the Progressive
Constitutional party which has just
closed, made history, for it crystallzed
in away the ideals of the revolution
and placed Francisco I. Madero for
mally before the nation as a candidate
for the presidency. While the Catho
lic party had done this latter in a way,
Mr. Madero was not considered as
wearing the real simon pure brand
until his own party had taken formal
It was a convention of surprises
and of contrasts. Frockcoated dele
gates with silk hats ironed to a nicety
sat side by sid0 with Indian rancheros
who could not find space for their
wide hats underneath the opera chairs
of the Hidalgo theater, where the con
vention waspheld, and were compelled
to nurse tiieir somoreros in tneir laps
much to the inconvenience of those who
sat to either side.
One Indian's Collar.
Right beneath the press box one
delegate, a young indian, garbed in a
suit of blue cotton cloth cut in the
typical Mexican style 'of tight trousers
and a short jacket, attracted attention
by the fact that for the entire six days
of the convention, he wore the same
collar. It was possible to Identify tie
collar each day, for the wrinkles apd
smudges made it Impossible to mis
take it. Often he slept when the ora
tory was not particularlv inspiring, and
would 'wake with a sttart when the
convention vhad risen to its feet to vote
on some question before the house,
sometimes he got out of line with the
others of his delegation by rising to
his feet at the wrong time, but as a
rule his companions managed to pull j
him down before any damage was
Viva Voce Method.
Except In the matter of the voting
for a candidate for vice president,
practically every question brought up
before the convention was decided by
the viva voce method, and wnen this
was not satisfactory, then the ques
tion was put and the delegates in "fa
vor were asked to rise to their feet
and a comparison of numbers was
made. No vote wag ever close enough
to make it rfecessary to take a ballot
As the convention represented th
beginning of a new political life, af
ter, more than 30 years of a rule where
politics was the forbidden fruit of tha
citizen, it is not surprising that some
of the methods even In the organiza-
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Sister of Harry Payne
Whitney to Wed Thursday
Miss Dorothy Payne "Whitney, sister of Harry Payne "Whitney, the mlUion.
aire sportsman of New York, and "Willard D. Straight, formerly United States
consul general to Mukden, Manchuria, and at present connected with th
railroad interests of the Morgan? Kuhn-Loeb and National City bank of New
York, who will be married September 7. at Geneva, Switzerland.
CONVENTION TO BE
Santa Fe, X. M., Sept. 5. Iaa Vegas was today chosen as the place for
tht Republican state convention on September 2S, and the ratio of delegates
was made one for. each 10O and majox fraction of Republican votes cast In
November,. 1DOS, making a total of 2SC delegates at the session of tke terri
torial central' committee today.
IN 'ITALY, 30,000
Terror aM "Superstition
Are Cause of Outbreaks
Among the Poor
Chiasso. Switzerland. Sept. 5. Since
the beginning of the present year the
total number of deaths irom cholera
in Italj has passed the 30.000. mark.
Terror and superstition are causing cut
breaks of violence amonft the , inhabi
tants, who consider the authorities, re
sponsible for the scourge.
Health measures are opposed by- the
people, who think that the measures
have been put into effect for the purpose j
oi spreuaimj tne miecLiuu, nniuy uenuv
inc that it is the desire of the authori
ties to kill, through poison, a large num
ber of the people and in this "way get
rid of the poor.
The most energetic measures have
been adopted bv the Italian government
to maintain order.
NEW POSTMASTER FOR
CHIHUAHUA IN OFJFICE
Chihuahua, Mex., Sept. 5. Juan B.
Padllla has arrived In this city and
taken charge of the postoffice, suc
ceeding Mellton Ordaz, who has filled
that position for many years.
Senor Padilla was postmatser at
Monterey, where he gave-great satis
faction to tliat community as well as
to the government, . . ,
TO THE GOLF GAME
Newton. Mass.. Sept. 5. Uncle Joe
Cannon is the latest convert to golf.
He is being initiated into the mysteries
of the game at the Brebtirn country
'It's a great game, a great game," he
said when he sat down on the steps of
the club house after completing his first
game. The ex-speaker of the house of
representatives was in his shirt sleeves,
his hat tilted on the back of his head
and the perspiration pouring down his
DaihariL Pleased With .The
, Herald Development
From Dalhart Texan.
The big industrial. edition of the El Paso Herald of last Suaday was a
great exhibition of newspaper enterprise. The entire southwest was cov
ered' in the story of western, progress.
Almost a full page, illustrated with views of the Dallam county deep
well, the cattle and country, written in a conservative style, was devote
to JDalhart and the Dalhart country. It will, of course, result in making
the great El Paso daily a yet more popular visitor to the homes of the
Graduate of "Wright ScHooi
and Winner of BigrPriies
Will Be Equipped to Give
Him Aid, Also For His
Eating, and Sleeping.
El Paso -is on the aviation map with,
a big black dot. Cal P. Rodgers, of
Cincinnati, Ohio, will fly over El Paso,
do a series of spirals and volplane to
earth at Washington park on hi3 long1
flight from New York to L03 Aageles.
He will be a competitor for the Hearst
$50,Q00 cross continent flight to be
given under the auspices of the Hearst
newspapers in San Francisco, Lo3 An
geles, Chicago-' and New York.
Rodgers will begin his flight from
New York on September 12 ad wIH'
take the southern route )y way of El
Paso, Tucson and -Yuma to Los Angeles
and the Pacific coast. He will fly a
"Wright Biplane and -will aviate from
New York to Buffalo, fly alony the
Canadian border to Detroit, then to
Chicago. Prom Chicago he will head
south with the migratory Mrd3 and
war touch at St. Xouis. Torth "Worth
and El Paso.
May Fly Iht$ Mexico.
' By "flying -acrbee the fcorder, Roigtrs
will" claim the record for Hying- over
f three tountries- Although the south
ern is the longer route in the coast
to coast race, Rodgers Is planning- to
make his perseverance count, and
hopes to finish first
Aviator Rodgers wil fly a model "B"
Wright biplane of the- same type which
he used in the recent international
aviation meeting in Chicajro -when he
captured more than $11,000 in prizes,
and in which he won the endurance
prize of $5000 for the greatest period
of sustained flight. He "will be ac
companied on his long flight by a "spe
cial train of two cars, which will ar
rive in El Paso as nearly at the same
time as possible with the aviator.
IVlll Follow the T. & P.
9 The train will reach here over th
Texas & Pacific road at the same tima
the Cincinnati aviator arrives over the
aerial route. A private car will be fit
ed for the aviator's quarters, where he
will sleep and eat. He will be in
charge of Ir. Chauncy P. Smith,. o
Buffalo, N. Y., -who will watch the
heavyweight aviator's physical condi-,
tion as if he were a trained athlete.1
'The other car will be equipped as a
modern machine snop for repairing all
.the broken or worn parts of the blgj
model "B" biplane and will be in
charge of bigh salaried mechanicians. j
Extra parts for "the Wright machine
are also to be carried, and autos will
be stored in the forward end of thffj
car to be used in case of accident to th
aviator or for" emergency use.
Readers Is Havftest ef Arltrs.
Cal P. Rodgers. the Cincinnati avia-,
tor, is one of the most promising stu-f
dents the "Wright camp at Dayton has
produced this season. He is more than
six feet tall, and claims to be the
largest aviator in the world. He en-,
tered the school at Dayton during- the
latter' part of June under the direc
tion of A. Ii. Welsh, who also taught
Atwood and Fowler. He was pro
nounced proficient some time in July.
"While he was learning to drive hi3
biplane, the "Wrights were teaching his
cousin. Ueut. John Roagers of the
United States navy, who is to be one
of the aerial corps attached to the
naval branch of the government. He
is still at the "Wright camp in Dayton,
It is generally understood that the two
cousins are -joint owners of the craft
"which is to be flqwn by the man who
will compete for the $50,000 prlxe of
fered by Mr. Hearst.
Made His Defcut la Jly.
Rodgers made his debut in July as an.
exhibtion aviator. After flying at
various fairs and minor gatherings he
appeared at the Chicago meet which
closed last week. He was scarcelv
known. The only poiit in his favor
was that he was a graduate of the
"Wright school. In aeronautical cir
cles it is an axiom that if the "Wrights
give the cachet of their approval by
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