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EL PASO, TEXAS ,
December 7, 1912 32 Pages
FIVE SECTIONS TODAY.
Fair tonight and Sunday.
MBS. EASE! TESTIFIES THAT
1BERSDN GALLED HER NAMES
FOR DONA ANA
Enthusiastic Meeting Forms
County Good Roads Asso
ciation at Las duces.
AT THE MEETING
Las Cruces, N. M-, Dec 7. Good
roads for Dona Ana county was the
kejnole of a meeting held here yes
terday in the armory and it would
have been hard to find a more en
thusiastic lot of men anywhere.
Not only was the attendance of
Americans large, but the Spanish
American attendance was extremely
ratifying and all were in enthusi
astic and hearty accord. .
The bond isfeue far $160,006 for good
roads in the eounty was given the
unanimous and hearty approval of the
legates, not a vote being cast
against the measure in the conven
1 ion, nor a -word of protest being urged
There were 275 delegates present,
a.' j every section of the county was
represented. A Dona Ana County Good
result of the meeting with Francis
1'.. Lester as president. Numa a Fren-
imaas association was formed as a
,-sr as secretary and Percy W. Barker
As indicating the wide interest in
the matter or good roads, 17 of the
la precincts of the county were rep
r sented. Kincon' valley sent 40 dele
gates and the five precincts of the
lower Rio Grande valley sent 55 dele
gates They all came in one band,
wearing badges bearing the words
five In one."
Road Work Under Way.
The Dona Ana road boars was en
t lusiasucally applauded for the work
it has already started. It was an
nounced by the board that prepara
tions were under way to spend $6690
at once in working the roads in the
i orthern part of the county, and that
"icn miles of the road between Or
igan and Las Cruces had already been
i ompleteu. v
The bond issue Is to be Toted upon
Iec 2S, but so confident are the pro
gressive citlsens of the county that
i ie measure will be adopted, that they
)ae advertised the bonds for sale at
jn earlier date and bids will be opened
r est Tuesday, so that when the mat
ter is formally passed, there will be
l a delay in placing the bonds and
getting the money for the work.
State Officials Present.
Governor McDonald wag on the pro
gram for an address at the meeting,
i ut was unable to be presc". How
ever state engineer James French
i.roupht an enthusiastic le..r from
te governor, heartily endorsing the
-"d roads egUlusiasm of ihe county
f I ifna Ana ' and. stailng that ' he
honed to see the bond Issue passed.
i.es.Ues state engineer French, state
1. usurer It. P. Errien and CoL Ralph
TwitchweU, president of the New
Mexico Good Roads association, were
present at the meeting. Col. Twltch
cll delivered a stereopticon lecture
ast ecmng in .jne armory to a very
.irce audience. Including the dele
gates to the convention and many clt-
zens of Las Cruces and the valley.
if showed pictures of road work in
Djrope and the United States and de
moted considerable time to showing
the work that has been done on the
"amino Real from Raton Pass, on New
"1 ..os northern boundary line, south.
;.o santa i-e. rnis road has been Dunt
over the old Santa Fe-Chihuahua trail.
CoL TwltchelL Mr. French and Mr.
Erwen went down to El Faso on busi
ness this morning.
Francis E. Lester presided at the
rooming session of the convention
yesterday as temporary chairman and
Jose Lucero acted as secretary. May
or Mitchell called the morning ses
sion to order. In the afternoon and
evening Mr. Lester presided as presi
dent of the County Good Roads asso-
:ation. He expressed satisfaction at
seeing such an enthusiastic gather
irr. notwithstanding the two inches
of snow on the ground, and said what
lie was glad to see about the meeting
was that there was nothing selfish
in it; all were present for a common
cause the betterment of living con
ditions in the entire county. He said
it marked a new era for Dona Ana
c unty and the enthusiastic applause
that greeted his remarks showed that
the delegates believed with him.
Ppeaking today, Mr. Lester said it
gave him much satisfaction to see the
large re presentation of Spanish-Amer-,
Jracs in the meeting, showing that
trey were cooperating as heartily as
any others In the move for good roads
and that the work wb not confined
an-- race or clasjg of people, but
. 3.1 been enthusiastically taken up by
Ml the rcople of progressive Ideas.
Tiie Las Cruces band furnished
music during the , day and the uas
Cruets orchestra at night. The colli-ce
male quartet rendered two se
lections at the evening session. '
Ex-Mayor Younpr Speaks.
4 The first speaker of the afternoon
Wis ex-mayor R. L. Young, on the
subject, "Better Roads Our Greatest
Need." In introducing Mr. Young, the
chairman said that Las Cruces was
the first town In the county to build
pav ed streets and that Mr. Young was
the first mayor to bring this about.
"". oung said that the greatest bur
den the people of Dona Ana county
ha . e e er borne Is that of bad roads.
Tiie next speaker was Dr. W. B.
Carrison, president of the State col
lie at Mesilla Park, who spoke on
"The Advantages of Bond Issues In
V Moreno made a brief speech on
"The Benefits of Better Roads to Our
Attorney J. H. Patton gave a short,
talk in which he praised Dona Ana
county for taking the lead in the good
roads movement In New Mexico. He
emphasized the fact that .all precincts
must work together if desired re
The resolutions prepared by J. E.
Medler, John McNary, William Palmer
, L. F Elliott and W. & Gillam
were then read.
After election of officers and a few
v.rwf sneeches bv senator H. B. Holt.
W H. H. Llewellyn. W. A. Sutherland j
and others tne convention adjourned
or til night.
The remains of Walter Gillam, who
Continued on page 4 this section.
El Paso Herald and the News
From the Pecos (Tex.) Times.
The El Paso Herald deserves great credit for the splendid manner in
which it handles southwestern news. It gave the best and most complete re
port of the Orner murder trial of any paper in the state. An optimistic news
paper, it has dene more to build El Paso into the great city El Paso is than
all other things combined.
Duluth Man Said He-Told
Should Modify Order.
ALL LOCAL WORK
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 7. In letters
to J. J. McNamara, labor conditions at
Duluth, Minn., were described as "sla
very" by Fred J. Mooney, according to
his testimony today at the "dynamite
Mooney explained letters he wrote to
McNamara during the period when ex
plosions about the country were fre
quent. Keterring to a phrase by him that
he thought the Iron Workers' union
was going to lose in its tsrlke against
the Erectors' association, Mooney said
he meant by it that the rules of the
international union should be modified
so that members or the local unions f
might work on local jobs regardless ot
2 i -5SSS- B?. J"f!i ?r?i5:
I Sob if the same contractor had a non-
union job elsewhere In the country.
Three days after the blowing ud of
an unloading rig on the docks at Supe-
rior. Wis., in August, 1910, Mooney said
he wrote to McNamara "real dynam-
iters" had visited there. He said he
meant only to convey news of the ex
plosion, although he personally had
nothing to do with it. Ortie E. Mc
Manigal confessed to the Superior ex
plosion. Red din Famished Information.
Many letters written between John
J. McNamara, secretary of - the Iron
Workers' union, and Wm. E. Reddin, of
Milwaukee, a local business agent, were
read by the government in its cross
examination of Reddin.
Reddin testified that Milwaukee was
the headquarters of the structural iron
and steel firm against which the union
had called a strike and McNamara was
accustomed to write asking about Jobs
to he nut ud bv the firm. The witness
said he usually supplied the Infonna-
tinn t rtenfori irnnwiTur ir was pvpp
used In connection with explosions
In one letter McNamara wrote:
"In referring to matters of this kinds
it would be well to write them on af
separate piece of paper and mark them
personal.' " Reddin asserted he did
not know McNamara's planning.
Believed 3IeIamaras "Innocent."
Whether the defendants helDed raise
a fund for the defence of the Mc- I
Namaras at Los Angeles and whether
they first attempted to ascertain
whether the McNamaras were guilty. J
were also points of inquiry ln the gov-';
erament's cross examination of W. E. I
.KeOaln, t. V. aemeri, unaries m. -ljuuiij, i in me cuuKruaigiiai uircciurjf mr iar
af MinneapolisTDanIel Buckley, of Dav- . new session. . ..
enport. Iowa, and Murray L. Pennell. After recounting that he became a
of Springfield, III. resident of Arizona when three months
All replied they had urged contribu- ' old and studied business, law and po
tions to the fund, but they did not make J lltlcal economy, the biography contln
an investigation, "believing 'the Mc- ues: "He has pursued the following
Namaras were Innocent until they occupations: Lumberjack, cowboy,
pleaded guilty." ! clerk and cashier in store, newspaper
This line of inquiry was permitted by . reporter, hodcarrler and lawyer."
the court on the ground that the Los ! Senator Fall, of New Mexico, whose
Aneeles Times exDlosIon was part of biography is another feature of the
the eeneral consDiracy In which the
.. w . -. ,-r, ii
defendants are alleged to be Implicated
LOSES LIFE IN FIRE
Fort Morgan, Colo.. Dec 7. F. L.
Moore, a wealthy, banker and pioneer,
was suffocated by a. fire that de
stroyed the home of his soninlaw, J.
Moore was awakened by his daugh
ter as soon as the fire was discovered
but the flames cut off his escape. His
body was recovered by firemen. Moore
was 70 years of age.
Other members of the family es
caped. Miss Eva West, housekeeper,
being severely injured by jumping
from a second story window. The
origin of the fire Is unknown. The
loss is $15,000.
IN OWN DEFENCE
Wytheville, Va., Dec 7. Sldna Allen,
leader of the Hillsvllle gunmen, testi
fied today at his trial for the murder
of attorney Foster at the Carrol court
house shooting. He denied having
planned the shooting and declared
that his flight to Des Moines, where
he was captured, was to permit pub
lic sentiment to cool down when he
intended to return and give himself
TURNS GrUN ON SELF
Holland, Tesas, Dec 7. Sampson
Williams was shot and killed and his
son, R. E. Williams, was seriously in
jured here today by Mat Armstrong;
who then shot and killed himself. Arm-
strong was a somniaw oi sampson Wil
liams. A family dispute is said to have
led to the tragedy.
TAFT PI-ACES 20.000 MEX
UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE
Washington, D. C, Dec 7. More
than 20.600 skilled workers ln the navy
yards throughout the United States
"were today placed under the protection
of civil service by executive order of
president TafL The president's order
was Issued with the approval of the
civil service commission and in ac
cordance wlfi an opinion Jy attorney
PROGRESSIVE LEADERS WILL
HOLD CONFERENCE TUESDAY.
Chicago, I1L, Dec 7. Plans for the
conference of the leaders of the Pro
gressive party to be held here next !
Tuesday and Wednesday were an
nounced formally today by Medlll Mc
Cormick, vice chairman of the na
Col. Roosevelt, accompanied by the
New York delegation, will arrive at
CHIEF COUNSEL OF THE S. P. WILL j
3IEET EXECUTIVES IN" EAST. I
San Francisco. CaL, Dec 7. William
F. Herrin. chief counsel. for the South-
era Pacific company, left hurriedly for
tne east today where he will discuss
with other Harriman executives the
reorganization of the Southern Pacific
and" Union Paclfle properties made nec
essary by the decree tils week of the
United States supreme court.
Already the "Interests" Are
Trying to Pack Commit
tees, 'Tis Charged.
GARNER, OF TEXAS,
CENTER OF FIGHT
(By Winficld Jones.)
"Washingtcn, D. C, Dec 7. A big row
is reported brewing In the Texas dele
gation. The socalled "Bailey element"
has lined up most of the delegation in
support of John N. Garner for the Lone
Star state's place on the ways and
means committee in the 63d contrrpss.
now held fcy congressman Kandell. But !
representative Burleson, who is looked
upon as the congressional spokesman
of Woodrow Wilson in Texas, has al
lowed it to be known that he will not
support Mr. Garner.
This is enough to have Texas by the
t is enough to have Texas by the
and the rest of the Democrats
ears, ana tne rest
Mr. Garner, It was explained by a
prominent Democrat, is a Democrat of
' "W" f y,"ne,Crl'
'. as leaning toward the preservation of
special interests when it comes to
I making taritf schedules. There is a
j little Louisiana" in his district a cane
. sugar industry that needs protection
likewise he is regarded as the special
protector of the hide and cattle Indus
I try In tariff matters. So he doesn't
iook gooa to the for revenue omy
The prospect of Garner for ways and
means would not be so worrying to the
liberals if it were not for ominous re
ports that Tammany is mixing in the
matter. It is reported that the New
York delegation is getting ready to
support Garner, and that in return for
mer congressman Ryan, of Buffalo,,
Tammany's particular favorite, is to
have the Texas support for sergeant at
arms of the house. Ryan is a popular
man, widely acquainted with old-line
Democrats. He was a member of the
house several years, and two years
.ago was the Tammany candidate for
sergeant at arms.
loe earner inciaeni nas served id
stir up an immense amount of threat-
enlng conversation. If Tammany is
going to ally Itself with the old-line
southern element that is so completely
in the saddle of the house organiza-
tlon, the talk of a northern comblna-
tlon to wrest some of the big commit-
tee places from the old forces will be
all moonshine. New York and the
southern group could control the Dem- '
ocratic caucus with ease. i
"Man or All Trade."
As a jack of all trades, senator Hen-
ry F. Ashurst, of Arizona, is in a class J
by himself by his biography, published i
.it.. ...-.. i... .nnAn.j -. ..
uiicciui, la aiau ptcbcuicu tis .& puouu
of diversified employment. It is stated
that he "has worked on a farm, cattlf
ranch and as a miner."
Big Loss on Franked MalL
A big fight is brewing between post
master general Hitchcock and congress,
as a result of Hitchcock's statement
that a deficit of nearly $2,000,000 in his
department was due to indiscriminate
use, and a hinted abuse, of the congres
sional franking privilege.
It is understood Mr. Hitchcock has
prepared a recommendation to congress
for the abolition of the congressional
frank, and the use of free requisition
stamps instead. Hitchcock is armed
with the figures and a number of al
leged instances of abuse of the frank
ing privilege. Statistics on franked
mall have been compiled for the pre
election period in this campaign and
the last campaign.
"The unrestricted manner in which
the franking privilege is now being
used by the several federal services
and by congress has laid it open to
serious abuses, a fact clearly estab
lished through investigations recently
instituted by the department," said Mr.
Hitchcock. "While it has been impos
sible without a better control of frank
ing to determine the exact expense to
the government of this practice, there
can be no doubt that it annually
reaches into millions."
According to figures of the postof
fice department, the service handled
during the last fiscal year over 310,000.
000 pieces of franked and free mail,
weighing more than 61,000,000 pounds.
It is estimated that the ordinary rate
of postage on this would lhave netted
Fall-Smith Report Ready.
The report of the commission that in
vestigated the Mexican , revolutionary
situation at El Paso and other border
cities, probably will be made to con
gress today or Monday.
Omnibus Claims BUI Up.
The senate today resumed consider
ation ot the omnibus bill.
In the house the Indian and rivers
and harbors committees went to work
framing appropriation bills.
Regulating Campaign Fund.
Senator Clapp. chairman of the com
mittee investigating campaign funds,
today introduced a bill to prohibit tiie
sending of campaign funds from one
state to another to aid campaigns of
candidates for president, vice presi
dent, representatives or senators.
To liny Lincoln Farm.
In the house representative John
son introduced a bill for the govern
ment to take over the Lincoln farm ln
Hadlcy Vlolts Senator.
While the visiting governors were
'here today governor Hadley spent an
nour or .more on the floor oi tne sen
ate discussing plans with Republi
can senators. He talked with regular
and "progressive" Republicans and
allowed it to be known that he was in
hearty accord with the proposition to
hold a convention next year for the
consideration of various refornus.
? rpresenTaUo ol Ve" Southern
tne representation oi tne t.outnern
states in the national nominating con
Denver's New Postofflce.
Gov. Shafroth, of Colorado, appeared
before the committee on public build
ings and grounds to expedite provis
ion for 400,000 to finish the 12,000,
000 postoffice building in Denver.
The Archbald court of impeachment
hearing resumed In the senate today
senator Bacon Censures Witness.
T1!,,, cyr1n mn (n. V- T A f, tli.l
"if that's the claim, it's a lie." thrust
Into the testimony in the impeach- i
ment trial of judge Archbald, gave the
senate a moment of excitement and '
brought down upon Mr. May's head the
censure of senator Bacon, the president
pro fern, Friday.
Attorney A. S. Worthington, for judge
Archbald, was cross examining Mr.
May as to his motive for recalling a
contract or sale or tne Katydid culm
bank, which had been sent to a pros
pective buyer secured through E. J. '
Relatives of Consul Long Squadron Arrives at Bada
Charged with Responsibil-! nelles, Where Turkish
ity for Bailing Policemen, i Ships Are Concentrated.
SHOT BY MISTAKE
From letter received in El Paso to
day it is learned that J. Long and
Oscar Langendorff, both relatives of
J. I. Long, American consular agent
at Farral, are in jail, incomunicado,
in Parral, charged with the murder
of the chief- of police of Parral, and
Think Policemen Bandits.
On Sunday last, an attack was made
I by bandits upon the plant of .the Pal
milla mine, owned and operated by the
Alvarado Mining company, of which J.
I. Long is general manager. A mes
I senger was sent to the chief of nollcc
of Parral asking that he send help to
J drive off the bandits.
A force of police led by the chief-
himself was sent, but no warning of
j their cominc was sent the beleacnired
I Prison A ttea"mena4th wtnhey
approached the bandits disappeared,
but the miners, thinking they were
another party of bandits, fired on
them, it is said, killing the leadec and
two of his men and wounding sev
eral others. Langendorff and Long
as the principal men in the camp,
were arrested and taken to Parral,
charged with murder.
Williams, the business associate of
Mr. May claimed he recalled the con
tract because he received letters con
taining notices of claims by others to
an interest in the bank.
Mr. Worthington remarked to the
witness that the claim had been made
that these letters were fictitious and
that the real reason for withdrawing
the contract was a tip about a Wash
ington investigation into Judge Arch
"If that claim is made, it is a lie,"
shouted Mr. May.
Mr. Bacon cautioned him and Mr. May
j The house managers won a point
when senator Bacon ruled that theyj
' could offer in evidence the deposition
I given by E. J. Williams to attorney
I Wrisley Brown of the department of
i justi ;e last April to contradict evidence
j Williams has given the senate.
f Appointees Unconfirmed.
Democratic senators won the first
skirmish in the fight to prevent the
confirmation of Republican preslden-
tial appointments. Senators Cullom and
Gallinger. Republicans, endeavored to
secure an executive session for the
consideration of appointments.
tor Hoke Smith, of Georgia, led a mD,a,siaaoVn """S't1 f. tTTX 7f
flshUagaiast-tlra exccutive-TCsslonandl'shambassador in Berlin; Rechad
flnSlyTlenwtnded a call of the senate. I Pasha, Turkish minister of commerce.
Failure to secure a quorum forced an i For Servia, G Novakovltch, of the
Stoney Trust Hcarlnc.
Jacob H. Seuiff, the New York fi
nancier, will be one of the first wit
nesses to appear before the house
money trust Investigation committee
next week. A deputy sergeant at arms
returned from New York after serving
Mr. Schlff with a subpena.
TEAM DRAWS AUTO;
HOUSE ON A WAGON
Immigrant Attract Attention and
Ceases Kire Alarm When lie Bnilda
Fire In Portable Home.
An Immigrant drove through the
streets of the city Friday in a five pas
senger automobile of ancient make
drawn by a team of horses. To the
machine was attached an immigrant
wagon with a house built upon It.
Reaching Texas' and Ochoa streets.
the Immigrant established camp. In
tne nouse on wneeis was a stove and,
when a passerby saw the fire burning
in It, an alarm was turned In to the
central station at S:50 oclock Friday
A box car standing on the Myrtle
street crossing of the Texas & Pacific
road caught fire this morning. The
origin of the fire is unknown. It was
extinguished, with very slight damage,
before the fire department arrived.
Hoboes seeking shelter are believed to
have started the fire in an empty Texas
& Pacific box car stationed on the Myr
tle avenue crossing, which called out
the Central fire company -at 11:15 oclock
Saturday morning. A hole burnecr
through the floor of the car was all the
LOS ANGELES TO, BUILD CONCRETE
HOMES IN THE SLUMS.
Los Angeles. Cal., Dec 7. Based
upon the theory of "business philan
thropy." a corporation capitalized at
$500,000 and managed by leading bank
ers and charity workers, was launched
here today, to build concrete houses
for the poor and remove the shacks and
"courts'" that now thickly dot the
COVERED "WITH SHEET OF ICE,
LAKE STEAMER REACHES PORT.
Sault Stc Marie, Mich., Dec 7. The
oil steamer Imperial, covered by an al
most unbroken sheet of ice, arrived
today from Port Arthur, Ont., bringing
tales of a terrific battle with the heavy
sea on Lake Superior.
Rent" ad and keep the
disfiguring placard out
of your front window.
f The newspaper ad is
dignified, sends you
from which to choose.
ana does not detract
from the exclusiveness
of your home.
Sedil Bahr. Dardanelles. Dec. 7. A
Greek squadron composed of six war
ships was sighted off the entrance to
the -straits at 3:30 this afternoon and
a battle with tne Turkish fleet Is be
lieved to be imminent.
A number of vessels of the Turkish j
fleet are concentrated in tne uaraan-
elles ready for action and the straits
are believed to be thickly strewn with
A report was current a few days ago
that -Jo Greek transports were on the
way to the Gulf of Saros with Bulga
rians ana ureeK troops on Doara.
Whether the Greek squadrons formed
the escort to these transports or is
acting independently has not been as
certained. It is believed that the Turks have
concentrated two entire divisions of
troops with a considerable force of
artillery from Asia Minor, on the Gal
llpoll peninsula and it is expected that
these will resist any attempt to land.
The Greek navy apparently has ac
cepted the challenge hurled by the
Turks in the recent order to the sul
tan's warships to concentrate In the
Dardanelles. The approach of both
fleets to the historic straits indicates
that the first Important naval engage
ment of the Balkan war may be ex
pected in a few days.
ENVOYS TO MEET IN
Ottoman Empire and Balkan Delegates
To Peace Conference "Will Meet
In London, December 13.
London. Ens., Dec. 7. The British
government has nlaced the historic
j St. James palace ' at the disposal of
LAIC ICC.C l,iC1.4JW. .wu ,.......
lne the Ottoman empire and the al-
! lied Balkan nations for the purpose
of holding their conferences.
Tho meetintr of the diplomats, which
Is arranged for next Friday, December
13, is looked forward to with great n
terest here and the general hope pre
vails that the outcome of the negotia
. -i-- .. .i,ii, ,- i,nMj k-
tions will Be a settlement 01 tne uai-
ron. ror so manv vears. The follow-
, Inte ApLeatr s have been named by
diffent countHea to act on their
jH "iL En-
For Turkey. Tewfik Pasha. Turkish
Servian treasury department; A. Niko-
lltch, speaker of the Servian parlia
ment; Gen. Boyovitch.
For Montenegro, ex-premier Myus
kovltch; M. Popovltch, formerly Mon
tenegrin minister at Constantinople,
count Veyovltch, chief of the Monte-
For Bulgaria, Dr. Guechoff. prime
minister; Dr. S. Daneff. speaker of the
Bulgarian chamber of deputies, and
Gen. Savoff or Gen Fltcheff.
HAVOC IN TURKEY
Constantinople Authorities Will Im
prison Person Falling to Report
Names of Patients.
Constantinople, Turkey, Dec 7.
Cholera Is causing great havoc in the
native quarters of the Turkish capi
tal. It was officially admitted today
that over 1000 cases have occurred
during the past 20 days and that half
of them have been fatal. This total,
however, is expected to be much low
er than the real figures and the opin
ion is generally expressed that the
authorities are minimizing the out
break. The perfect in a proclamation Is
sued today refers to the great pro
portions of the epidemic and warns
the public that failure on their part
to notify cases of cholera to the au
thorities will be punishable by fine
ITALY AND AUSTRIA
AVARS THE GREEKS.
Rome, Italy, Dec 7. Both Itaiy and
Austria-Hungary have notified Greece
that they cannot allow the Albanian
city of Avlona or the surrounding
country to be occupied by a foreign
state according to the marquis Dl San
Gulnguil the Italian premier, ln reply
to a question in the chamber today.
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR
MESA PLANT EQUIPMENT.
The Babcock & Wilcox company, of
Denver, Colo., was awarded the con
tract for the construction of a 105 foot
smokestack and the instalatlon of two
steam boilers at the mesa plant, at a
meeting of the city council held Sat
urday morning. The contract price was
MYSTERY OF TRAGEDY
CattletUburg, Ky., Dec 7. With the
death late last night of Jas. York, the
Lman Involved tn the hotel tragedy, the
opinion prevaiieu luua; uiai wit; inja
tcry that has surrounded the 'case may
never be solved. That Minnie Turner,
the woman found dead In the hotel.
Ida Gullett and York wer poisoned
there appears to be no doubt, but how
or when Is not known.
The Gullett woman still adheres to
her story that she has no knowledge
of how or by whom her companions me!
I their death.
BABY NEEDS HOME;
DO YOU WANT ONE? !
Sleeping peacefully ln Its cozy blan
ket wrappings, a little tw6 weeks' old
baby Is waiting at the Sunshine Day
nursery for some kind father and
mother to adopt it. The youngster has
quite a bunch of wavy light brown
hair, but it refused to wake up to show
the color of its eyes. Both of its par
ents are American and healthy. From
10 oclock to 12 oelock Saturday morn
ing little Baby Sunshine was on exhi
bition. Over a dozen women came to
look at it with a view to its adoption.
Ko arrangements were made for the
baby Saturday morning, so it will be
on exhibition at the nursery Saturday
afternoon and Sunday.
J SANTA FE EAGLE IS
DESTROYED BY FIRE
Santa Fe. N. M.. Dec. 7. The Santa
Fe Eagle, one of the leading Demo
cratic weekly newspapers of the state,
of which A. J. Loomis was editor, was
destroyed by fire at eight oclock this
morning. The insurance amounted to
Wife of Man on Trial For Murder of Amberson, Says the
Victim Abused Her in Afternoon of the Day of the
Killing Two Witnesses of the Defence
Are Forced to Make Admissions About
Themselves on the Stand.
John P. Casey, jr.. took the
v stand in bis own behalf at 2:50
r Saturday afternoon and started v
the story of the killing of his
brotherlnlaw, AVllliam Amberson,
for whose murder Casey Is being
tried. Casey testified that he was j
attacked by both the Ambersons
when he reached the Bellevue
f Messenger office and that he shot ?
in self defence.
Mrs x p Casey. Jr.. whose husband
Is on trIal ln the 2ith district court,
i charced with killing W. J. Amberson.
took the stand Saturday morning and
testified that Amberson had cursed her
and applied a vile epithet to her when
J sn's place of busim-ss that day. She
sue ana ner nusDana visited Amoer-
said that she had told her husband he
must go back and demand an ex
planation from Amberson. She admit
ted that her hu.ibanc and Amberson
had trouble abiut the prnptxty in New
Mexico which Capt. J. P. Casey, sr., left
at the, time of his death.
John Parker testified that the first
shot was lired by Jack Amberson when
Casey went into the messenger office
Parker said that be accompanied Ca
sey that night but was not expecting
any trouble. He also admitted that,
on account of the killing, he went to
Juarez that night and remained there
until Monday. In resporse to a ques
tion front the state, he said that he had
been indicted for making malicious
threats for assault to murder and for
C P. Middleton testified that he had
passed along Texas street the night of
the killing but some time before the
occurence and heard one man say to
another: "You better go fix yourself.
That has got to come back."
He admitted that he had been dis
charged from the ranger service three
years ago "for writing a letter." He
said he had never been told that he
was discharged for attempting to man
ufacture evidence He admitted visit
ing -J. P. Casey at the county Jail but
denied that he was employed by the de
fence or left town so a continuance
could be spcured on Oct. 21.
W. H. Shelton, a state's witness, tes
tified that the jacket taken from the
body of W. J. Amberson at the same
time the bullet was removed, was of a
30 caliber rifle type
The defence showed that the back room
of the messenger office wss dark, by
the testimony of M. E. Newell and Jack
Parker. W. W. Brldgers and W. B.
Bull testified that Jack Amberson had
testified at the pr.-ltminary hearing
that the room was dark the night of
T. ATFalVey and Victor Moore, attor
neys lor the defence, testified that they
fi-st learned that Middleton was an
important witness through an a.ionj
mous letter addressed to Mr. Moore.
The testimony of witnesses follows:
W. H. Shelton testified that the bullet
jacket taken frtm the body of Wm. J.
Amberson, was of .30 caliber rifle.
First Witness for Defence.
W. B. BulL stenoirraDher at the nre-
llmlnary hearing of Casey, was called
as the first witness for the defence,
and stated that he had made the writ
ten record. He was called for the pur
pose of identifying the testimony of
"Jack" Amberson in regard to the light
burning in the back room
Mrs. Casey Testifies.
Mrs. J. P. Casey, jr., was the next
witness. She testified as follows: "I
am wife of the defendant. The death
of Will Amberson occurerd on the
night of Aug. 3. He phoned to the
house three times between 7 and 8
oclock and said: Is John there?" I
said, 'No,' and he said: Tell him I
want to see him before 1 go home'
"I went to the Sheldon and met
Jack there I drove down there with
my little daughter. I told him that
lr. Amberson wanted to see him. We
drove by Will Amberson" place of
business. Jack said: 'What did you
want to see me about? Will said: I
want to speak to you privately." He
said. 'You and those havo
brought suit against me Jack said.
'I won't listen to any such thing
and he said you .' I said. "Will
you ought to be ashamed to talk Hk
that in front of me. and he said: "Shut
up. you .'
"Jack got out of the buggy with the
whip and Will took out his pistol and
said. 'You come around here when you
have no petticoats to protect you.
"On the way home I told Jack I had
been a faithful wife to him and he
would have to go back and ask him
what he meant.
Mrs. Casey Cross Examined.
On cross examination she said:
"When my little boy died. Mr. and
Mrs. Amberson sat up all night with
him. There was trouble between my
nusoana and Will Amberson over some
land that Mr. Casey had left In New
Mexico. Will Amberson was killed the
day my husband had filed suit in New
Mexico. My husband wanted the land
"Mr. Casey did not draw a knife He
did not say as we drove away. I will
come back and get you." Will Amber
son did not say to Mr. Casey. "I will
not let you talk about my wife that
"Mrs. Amberson had said the deal for
the sale of the land was called off and
later refused to call It off.
"Up to this time Will Amberson had
been very friendly and apparently very
fond of our children.
"There was no rifle in the buggy
when we drove down town the first
Tells of Hearing Remark.
C. P. Middleton testified: "I remem
ber the shooting. At that time I was
connected with the secret service de
partment of the E. P. & & W. I was
going to get a bottle of whisky. I
came down Campbell street, turned
Texas street as I went by the Bellevue
messenger service I heard a man say:
That has got to come back here.
He was a big man talking to a little
man. I had never seen these men be
fore nor since." On cress examination
he said: "The man who made the re
mark was six feet or over. He said:
don't know 1
where Kansas street is. I went to the
RESCUES WIFE AND SON;
NEW YORKER BURNS TO DEATH WITH CHILD
PERISHES IN THE FLAMES
Sew A'ork, S. A'., Dec. r. Melville
wife and son from their burning home
morning, lost his life In an attempt to
The girl also pexl.ihed.
Mendcll, awakened by smoke, first
been overcome. He then returned and
attempted in vain to prevent him front
house to save the daughter. When the
and daughter were found dead In each
saloon at the corner of Texas and Stan
ton streets to get the bottle of whisky.
I talked to H. G. faadler about the re
mark. We have been In CoL Hunt's
office together. We did some work for
Col. Hunt. It might have been a month
after the killing before I mentioned it.
idler is my best friend. I did not
tell anybody else about it.
"I was in the ranger service about a
year. I quit once and got fired once
1 was fired for writing a letter to a
party in AmarlllQ. It was not for manu
xacturlng false statement. Capt. Rosa
said he did not want we any more He
said he discharged me for what that
letter was for.
'The reason I got off at Campbell
street was that the engine had a
u.at; ol cu.rs lor the house track.
"I did not tell anybody because I
did not want to get mixed up in thia.
I haven't kept account of the number
of times I have been to the county jail
while Casey has been there About 30
days ago was the first time I was
down to the county jail to see Casey.
I was not there 25 times nor 15 times.
I do not know how many times I was
"I am not at present employed. I
quit the railroad of, my own accord. 3X
have received no money form the de-t
fence In this case
Calls on- Coney at JalL
'The only reason I went b th
county jail to see Casey was that I
wanted to meet him. I cannot under
stand how Casey swore I "would swear
to this. I never mentioned it to hits.
About a month ago I mentioned it tsr.
"The letter I wrote was about a maa
I took to Fort Sims. I think H. G.
Sadler is working for some commission,
firm. If he is in the detective business
I don't know it. Sadler, now with tho
Santa. Fe, gave me my first job wlthr tho
Southwestern. I resigned after Sadler
quit. I was not asked to resign.
"I was with the Southwestern until
. Sept. 12. In October I was here and In
Rlncon to see a man about some horses.
I got back here along about the 23d or
24th. I did not go oft for the purpose
of giving the defence ground for s.
I continuance I paid my own expenses
on the trip."
On redirect examination he testified:
"I did not go to see Casey or talk to
Mr. Moore about this case nntll after
a subpena was served on me
"T was let out of the ranger service
about three years ago in August. I
quit, went back in the- service, and then.
He then produced a certificate from,
,. torn M. Ross, of the rangers, stat
ing that his services were satisfactory.
This was dated April 15, 1909.
"I was subpenaed on Oct. 24. I went
to the jail that day or the day fol
lowing to see Casey. I saw Mrs. Hunt
on the street and she said she wanted
to "take me down to meet my
Defence Attorneys on the Stand.
Victor C. Moore of counsel for the
-.enee. took the stand and testified:
I have knc.u .Jr. .Ulddleton since
Oct. 23. I went to Mr. Middleton's
itanse prior to Oct. 21. He was not at
his home 3618 Rivera street" A sub
pena, dated Oct 17. calling for the ap
pearance of Middleton at the trial on
Oct 21, 1912 was introduced.
"I communicated to Mr. Casey what
I had heard Middleton's testimony
T. A. Falvey, another of counsel for
defence, testified: "About Oct 17. We
got information that C P. Middleton
would be an important witness. We
got that information through aa
anonymous letter to Mr. Moore"
Objection Is Sustained.
Judge Jackson sustained the objec
tion of the state in regard to the con
tents of the letter.
Asked by the state if the letter was
written by a man or woman, Falvey
replied. "I .think it was from a man.
I am not familiar with women's hand
writing. The letter was signed A
W. W. Bridgers testified: "'Jack
Amberson testified at the preliminary
hearing that the back room of the
Bellevue was dark the night of tfc
M. E. Newell testified: The bads
room of the messenger service was
dark the night of the killing so far as
a casual observance would Indicate I
never did stop on a direct line with the
door. Casey did not say anything
about any trouble wrth Amberson.
Says Casy Asked Him To Ride.
John Parker testified: "I first me
Casey ln the Bank saloon. He asked
us to take a ride Pink Robertson,
AViley Franklin. M. E. Newell and my
self went with him. I did not expect
any trouble. We went around San An
tonio street to CampbeU street them
into Texas street
"I heard some one say. "What's n
doing with that" gun.' He was gains
north in the direction ot the Bellevue
messenger service I got out of the
buggy ana watKea west on me souia
side of the street I heard Mr. Casey
talking to some man in the street He
said. "I'm not here looking for any
trouble. I came here to get an ex
planation. I did not hear him threaten
anyone I did hear him call Amberson
to come out"
Says Jack Amberson Followed Casey.
"Jack Amberson was following Casey
with a pistol. Jack Amberson fired the
first shot as Casey went Into the back;
room. I saw two or three flashes from
the gun of the man on the sidewalk.
There were no light in the back;
room. I judge eight-or ten shots were
fired altogether. I am positive that
Jack Amberson fired two shots. I
think he probablv fired three. , Casey
jumped for the door when he turned
and saw Jack Amberson following him
with a gun.
On cross examination he said: There
Is a bullet hole in the window at the
southeast corner of Texas and Stanton
streets. Mr. Moore took me there last
week. I did not talk to Middleton or
Sadler about this. I am m the cattle
"I was indicted at Carlsbad. N. M..
for malicious threats and attempts to
""-(r orc once for laying poker
ii-i" o-co I i-k for p.ttemot to mur
der. I never was a witness ln a mur-
went Into the Bank saloon alone
continued on page 5 this section
B. Mcndell, a lawyer, after rescuing his
ln the borough of Queens early this
save his 14 year old daughter, Lillian.
carried ont hie wife, who had already
rescued his' IS year old sen. Neighbors
making a second trip Into the burning
flames were extinguished the father
other's arms on the floor of a bed