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TVeek-End Edition, May 19-20, 1917.
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B SILVER CUV RANCHER IS ,91111 LUQWiG
LURED HERETOBEiURDERED KILLED BY AUTI
Selatives and Officials Do Not Credit Idea That Murder i Shoe Salesman Struck on
Was for Purpose of Robbery, But Assert lnat it
Was Done in Spite; Believe Man Killed in Heart
of the City; Mayor Offers Reward.
CjLUES which are expected to lead
to the identity of persons im-
plicated in the murder" of Thos
Ijons, wealthy Silver City cattle
man and farmer, were discovered Sat
i -day morning' by sheriff Sets Orn
dorft and several of his deputies, who
a e working on the case.
Three men and probably more are
jelieved to have been implicated in
the murder, according to evidence
b-ought to light today. A prominent
and wealthy man, who was an enemy
of the deceased, is believed by soma
?o have arranged for the murder and
to have employed professional thujjs
to carry out his plan.
Lyons came to El Paso from Silver
ity by request of a man who gave
his name as Smith, who said he want
ed to buy 1OS0 head or nis came.
seemed well acquainted with the man.
who asked Jiim to ride to the hotel
in his automobile. Wiley then left
and did not see Lyons again. ,
It is believed that tile deceased
cot in the front seat of the machine
.with the man and that there were
two thugs in tne rear seat, xiic u
chine was then driven either on
West San Antonio or Overland street
in the direction of the Paso del Norte.
While driving through a dark part
of the street, it is believed by some
that the men in the rear seats mur
dered Sir. Lyons before he reached
the heart of El Paso.
- The head of the deceased was then
placed in the box filled with- sand
which had previously been put in
the car to prevent blood from stain
ing the floor of the machine. Then
the body was taken to the ravine and
thrown over, according to these sus
picions'. Kobbery Jiot the 'SIotiTe.
That robbery was not the motive
Reaches $7 a Quart
Oak Creek. Colo., May 19. The
new state dry law that limits the
importation of liquor by indi
viduals to two quarts a month
has been keenly felt in this coal
raining district. This section has
been over-ridden with bootleg
gers ever since the anti-saloon
law went into effect, a year ago
last January. The price of the
contraband article of whisky has
varied, but usually did not exceed
jj a quart. But the price sud
denly has shot skyward until
sales at $7 a quart are now be
Way to Work; Army
His chest and head 'crushed by the
impact of an army automobile, Simon
Ludwig, about 32 years of age, shoe
salesman, died .in the home of Dr.
C P. Brown, 1900 Federal street, a
few minutes after he. was struck.
about 7:30 oclock Saturday morning i
at the corner of Elm and Federal
streets in Manhattan Heights. Lud-
wig had left his homo at IJ22 Federal '
to take a jltpe bus to his work in i
Given Bros, store, 215 South Kl Fasoj
street A passing car failed to stop'
for him and he was stepping out
of the street onto the sidewalk. itjJJan AlTested in El PaSO
was reported, when the automooiic i
a Dodge, quartermaster's car, license J
No. 6934, driven by Sgt- Walter Long-
corps quartermaster, i
GROFF IS GIVEN
Snnth was at Silver Oty several dajs crime was learned today after
a-n and saw Mr. Lyons and later held c tV Vi." . Z n m.
KL- S?nftST5VS? S' ! sfs'nSnager of ? cSta? r
Turn riom this city to Sliver City.
He then arranged for Mr. Lyons to
come to El Paso and meet him to
Ciose the deal.
When Lyons, accompanied by John
Wiley, a well known mining man of
e Burro mountains, arrived at the
u"ion depot from Silver City, a'weli
c asea man of about 35 years of
age approached him and shook his
hand Mr Wiley said Mr Lyons
is the watchword of wise nations
and thinking citizens. If you
would be prepared for a rainy
day you must save a certain per
centage of your earnings. We
are prepared to show you an
interesting lot of low priced, high
charactered goods that will save
money for you.
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jwtds-egneo'v i ,
CERTAIXT.Y ! I !
FOR OUR FAMOUS COFFEE
-410 South EI Faxo Street
company at Sliver City, a brothcrln
law of Mrs. Lyons, and "other friends
of the deceased. Xney saia i.yons
ift fflirop Citv with -less than 475
in his pocket. "The'money was taken
from his pocket to prevent tne au
thorities from ascertaining the real
motive for the crime, his friends be
lieve. If robbery had been the mo
tive, his friends state, he would have
been shot and killed near his homa
after other cattle deals, when he has
often had large sums of money on
Th, TtiMipr mat Ajvons wiAa mur
dered by cattle rustlers or thieves
whom he has prosecuted is discred
ited by his friends. They believe that
if these -were the murderers they
would have waylaid Lyons on his
ranch and killed him. The carefully
worked out plot is believed to have
I been engineered by a brain far mora
cunning tnan mat-oi a common raiuo
Bljr Reward For Murderer.
Mk Lvons. arrivals from Silver
City state, intends employing detec
tives to run uown tne muraerers oi
her husband. She also announces she
will offer a large reward for the
arrest and conviction of the mur
derers. Mayor Charles Davis announced
Saturriav rnornlnjr that the city of
I Kl Paso will give a reward of S500 for
, thp .-trrest and conviction of the mur
derers. Other rewards are expected.
i to be offered by business associates
of the deceased ana nis irienas.
Mr. Moses, who is at the Paso del
Norte hotel today, said that in his
opinion Mr. Lyons was murdered in
a car en route from the depot to the
hotel. He said that he would never
have consented to be driven to a
point far remote from the hotel with
out first having registered, nor
would he have consented to enter an
isolated building where such a
crime could have been committed.
Deceased Was Careful Man.
"Mr. Lyons always carefully
guarded himself." Mr. Moses said. "I
think professional crooks murdered
him In the machine and that they
were employed By someone higher
m who was an enemr of Mr. Lyons.
But who this man can be, I have not
the slightest idea."
The body of Mr. Lyons will be
taken to Silver Citr tonight by Mr.
Moses and other friends. The fu
neral will be held Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Lyons is in a serious condi
tion at "her home as the result of a
nervous breakdown upon learning of
the death of her husband.
Soldier Help Carry Victim.
Ludwig was carried into the Brown
home by Laughiin and other men. but
was found to be fatallv hurt. Dr.
Brown gave treatment, but could
not revive him. The sergeant wait
ed until police CaDt. T. C. Armstrong
4 appeared and went with him to the
police station. The .Kaster company
was called and- took charge of the
body, removing it to' the chapel at
110 North Campbell." Funeral ar
rangements had not been completed
Ludwig Is survived by his widow,
whom he brought here from St. Louis
for the benefit of her health two
years ago, and two children. His
father and a sister reside in St. Louis.
He had been employed by the Pop
ular Dry Goods company, the Sample
Shoe store and lately by Given Bros.
A preliminary hearing in the case
was held hy coroner A. J. Hall, who
held Longtin afterward on a charge
of negligent homicide. His bond was
not arranged, but will be fixed this
afternoon. Longtin announced he
could be able to furnish band when
it is set.
Serseant Telia of Kllliiur.
Longtin testified at the hearing
as follows: "I am employed in the
ouartermaster corps and am attached
to the motor truck train. I was
driving a Dodge roadster down the
Kill on Federal street Saturday morn
ing at 7:30. and when near Elm saw
a man standing on the corner. 1
sounded the warning and started
coasting.' The man started across
the street and when I was within a
few feet of him. without ny
warnlnr h fnrnpd hack towards
the curb and the front wheels I
struck him. 1 applied the brakes
arid stopped the car as the rear
wheels were passing over his body.
I then carried him to- the office of
Dr. C. P. Brown with the aid oi sev-
X B2 sBjc kfcgsaaVts LR
If you want to really enjoy
your phonograph, you must have
a Brunswick the great new
instrument that plays all records
and plays them best.
First, you have the Pathe,
those wonderful records which,
when played on the Brunswick,
are the final triumph of tone
production. They Introduce
Americans to the largest record
collection In the world. They
are the only records which give
us Muratore. admitted the great
est of modern tenors.
Every American record made
can also be played on the
Brunswick all your favorites, of
every make. Ifs the great unl
xersal phonograph and the
world's greatest phonograph,
embodying the best features of
the best instruments made plus
special Brunswick features.
No modern home is complete
without a phonograph for the
'pleasure, relaxation and culture
it affords. And if you want the
test that musical science can
produce, this phonograph will- be
The de luxe machine illustrated
is a masterpiece of beautiful
cabinet work. To be had in
either mahogany or handsome
Equipment Includes two sound
boxes, one for playing Pathe
records, another for other makes,
sapphire ball, jewel point and
steel needles. There Is a 12-inch
turn table, special tone modifier,
Bnmtwicb Prices Range
$70 to $175
And Easy Terms May Be
Convicted of Murder of
Phoenix, Ariz May 13. A verdict
of murder In the first degree, with
punishment fixed at life imprison
ment was rendered last night by the
Jury in the case of John Groff,
charged with the causing the death
of Stephen Hughes. Hughes was a
ranchman living near Tempe. He was
killed on the night of December 2,
Groffs trial was in the superior
court and the jury was out an hour
and a half. A part of that time was
spent in discussing a recommendation
of the death penalty under an In
struction of the court that though
capital punishment had been
abolished in this state, it was pos
sible in this case to inflict it- .
The murder of Hughes was com
mitted six days before the antlcapltal
punishment law became effective.
Under another statute, a crime is
punishable under the law In effect at
the time of its commission.
Arrested In El I'aiio.
Groff was arrested in El Paso,
where it is charged he attempted to
rob a jewelry store in the Sheldon
hotel. With Groff In EI Paso was a
young man named Anderson, who
was arrested first, the arrest of An
derson leading to the arrest of Groff.
It is said a statement made by Ander
son led to the charging of Groff with
the killing of Hughes.
BIDS OPENED FOR BRIDGE
TO "ISLAND" NEAR FABENS
Bids have been opened by the board
of county commissioners for the con
struction 'of the proposed bridge to
connect the "lalind" near .Hubens
with the mainland. ' The bids follow:
V. E. Ware. 314,400: El Paso Bridge
era! other men. He died a few rain-1 and Iron works, two proposals. lor
utes later" JS11S and 55719, one proposal 38217.
Albert Granzor of tne motor itock
company No. 24 testified he was in
the machine with Longtin when the
ASSASSIN OF PREMIER
DEFENDS HIS ACTION
Amsterdam. Holland, May 13. Dr.
Freidrlch Alder, newspaper editor
and radical Socialist, who last Octo
ber shot and killed the Austrian pre
mier, count Karl Stuergkh. accord
ing to dispatches from Vienna re
porting his trial, pleaded in defence
that he was guilty in the same way
that any officer wa guilty who in
war time killed pr ordered the death
of another man.
After the rupture of diplomatic re
lations with Servia but before tne
one JS9S5. and one 310.726: Midland
Bridge company, of Kansas City, No.
1. I15.ZS3. ItO. :, X14.SUV, AO. 3, 13,'
accident occurred. He substantiated 1.7C5. No J. 313.000. No. 5. 315,430 .No.
the testimony of Longtin. IS. 314.700. No. 7. I13.6S0. No.. 8. 312,-
1S0. No. 9. 3S3Z5, so, 10, J6440; Lee
Moor Construction company. JS931.06.
The plans and specifications were
turned over to the county engineer,
who will make a report Monday to
The county commissioners haro ad
journed as a board of equalization
and will meet June 12, as a board of
Mount Lemmon Is Clad in
White; Heavy Rains in
Valleys Saves Cattle.
Tucson. Ariz, May 19. Nine Inches
of snow cloak the top of Mount Lem
mon, 18 miles from Tucson. A heavy
rain covered Pima county last night
and today. Indicating thousands of
cattle, threatened by droughtwill bo
saved. This will add more than
31,000,000 to -cattle values in this
county alone". '
Reports heretofore received had
placed the loss of cattle through lack
of vegetation as about three percent,
with the possibility of an additional
three percent before the end of the
year. Other figures give the loss so
far as 50,000 head. This is denied by
Three Missing Boys 9
Start To School, But
Go Fishing, Is Report
Parents of Fred Osborne. Charles
Stevens and Frank Webb, school
boys 12 to 14 years of age, residing
on Sacramento street, have asked the
police and sheriffs departments to
aid In a search for the youngsters,
who, it was reported, have been miss
ing from .their homes since Friday
morning. The boys were said to have
been last seen on San Antonio street
by a sister of young Stevens,- whom
they told that they were going fish
ing, and boarded an interurban car
The boys left home Friday morning
to go to the Grandvlew school, it was
said. Information regarding them
can be given to telephone 7705-J, the
GOES TO MAKE MOVING
PICTURES OF BIG DAM
The Elephant Butte dam may soon
be viewed without visiting the dam
in person. In the near future the dam
and its operation will be shown in
moving picture films, according to C
J. Blanchard. statistician of the recla
mation service, from Washington,
who, accompanied by the official pho
tographer of the service. R. B. Dame,
went to the dam from El Paso Satur
day morning to spend two days In
taking the pictures.
ONLY WOMAN CANDIDATE
FOR PRESIDENT DIES
Washington. D. O. May 19. Mrs.
Belva A, B, Lockwood. the first wom
an admitted to practice before the
supreme court, a pioneer In the wom
an suffrage movement, and the only
woman who ever was a candidate
for president of the United States,
died here today after a long Illness,
aged S6 years.
NUW ill x
An Interesting Week For
ON ACCOUNT of the Hoyt Salvage
Sale we anticipate large crowds of El
Paso Housekeepers Next Week. We have
arranged special displays and want you to
come and see the hundreds of "KracKa
jacK" Items we offer that will help to
An Interesting Window
If you have not time to visit our store at
least see the Windows. Blue, White and
Grey Enamelware forms a big feature. In
addition you will see many other practical
"KracKajacK" Kitchen suggestions.
A new Refrigerator is probably needed? We want you to come and
satisfy yourself, just like we did, that there is no belter Refnprator
than "The White Mountain' The Chest with a Chill. Ice Cream
Freezers, Water Coolers, Ice Picks, Shavers and Tongs are -also
AMERICANS AND MEXICANS
JOIN IN THIEVES' CAPTURE
Three Mexicans are In jail in Jua
rez, charged with having taken stolen
rroperty into Mexico. On the night
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actual oeciarauun ol ar wn "ff'icus. on South Stanton street, was
country. Dr. Adler stated, premier
stiipri-kh and the minister of justice.
Dr. Viklor -von Kochenburger. had
-innrlii1 luries and br refuslntr to
asssmble parliament the premier had
es .ped indictment.
WOMEN! IT'S MAGIC!
CORNS SHRIVEL AND
LIFT 0UT-N0 PAIN!
entered from the roof and 45 suits of
clothes taken. Entrance to the store
was gained through the skylight, and
a rope ladder used. Friday after
noon detective captain Tom Avaunt
and C. Jr Henry, secretary of the civil
service commission, went to Juarez
and. with the Juarez police, searched
the restaurant of Tee Sing, where 23
pieces of the stolen property were
found In a trunk, it is said by the
police. The three Mexicans were
placed under arrest by the Juarez
officers and will be tried there.
TO KNIT FOR SAILORS.
Instructions and specifications for
woolen garments to be knitted bv
members of the woman's auxiliary of J
luc juui uiaucii ui Liie tavy league
were received Friday by Mrs. B. F.
Jenncss. Photographs of each gar
ment were sent with the specifica
tions, and samples of the wool to be
used wera enclosed. Woql for knit
ting may be procured at reduced
prices if purchased in lots of 0
pounds or more, the letter said. It
requires one and one quarter pounds
each of gray and blue for each sail
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Here you will find all the necessary tools for the Garden. For next
week we offer an
EXTRA SPECIAL ON HOSE &
We have a quantity of short lengths in 3-4 Cotton Hose. The lengths
run from 10 to 20 ft. They are complete with couplings. To close
these out quickly they are offered at bargain prices. For instance va 1 0
ft. length will cost you 80c; a 12 ft. length at $1.05; a 15 ft. length
at $1.25; a 20 ft. length at $1.75.
Krakauer, Zork & Moye'js S.,
117 San Francisco Street. Telephone 1040lhelL
FIRE IX WIXB ROOM.
FIrt. at 5:20 oclock Saturday morn
ing, in the building occupied hy the
Los Angeles Wine House, at 418 South
El Paso street, said by firemen to
have originated from defective wir
ing; did -about $100 damage to the
building and fixtures. The fire
started in the celling and burned
down the wall to a glass rack, when
a number of glasses were melted. Fire
companies one and two and ladder
company No. 1 answered the calL The
building Is said to be owned by D. J.
i if u
For a few cents you can get a small
bottle of the magio drug freezone re
cently discovered by a Cincinnati man.
Just ask at any drug
store for a small bottle or
freezone. Apply a few drops
upon a tender, aching corn
and instantly, yes imme
diately, ail soreness disap
pears and shortly you wUi
find the corn so loose that
f you lift it out, root and all.
Just think! Not one bit
of pain before applying
freezone or arterwards. It
doesn't even Irritate the
Hard corns, soft corns, or corns be
tween the toes, also hardened cal
luses on bottom of feet just seem to
shrivel up and fall off without hurt-
fnc a n,.H,l. Tt- ! nlmOKt TT13iriCaL
Tt i r Mmniinnii mart, from ether E. Gorman, chief executive
says a well known druggist here and 'under Jacob M Dickinson, the re
the genuine has a yellow label. Adv celver. Is to be made president.
LOCAL SHRINERS WILL BUY
$2000 LIBERTY LOAN BONDS
El Paso's Mystic Shriners of El
Maida temple, having called off their
Minneapolis trip for patriotic rea
sons, further demonstrated their
fealty to the government Friday
when they voted to purchase J2000
worth of the bonds of the Liberty
loan at a regular meeting.
FIVE ROBBERS SHOOT
DETECTIVE; GET -SS000
Chicago, 11L, May 19. Five robbers
stepped from an automobile on the
West Side today, shot down a private
detective guarding a payroll messen
ger, slightly wounded a passerby and
escaped with $$000. John Byers, the
detective, was shot In the head.
BOCK ISLAND MAY EMERGE
Chicago, IlL. May 19. N. L. Amster,
of Boston, chief executive of the Chi
cago, Rock Island and Pacific railway
here today, declined to confirm a re
nnrt that the road Is about to emerge
from its receivership and that James
THE JENKINS PIANO CO.
The Big Piano and Phonograph House.
211 Texas St. El Paso, Texas.
Levy Grocery Company SSL
418 and 420 San Antonio St, Opposite City Hall
bPECIALS FOR SATURDAY .
11 LBS. SUGAR $1.00
BELLE SPRINGS BUTTER, LB 42c
1 Pound Bolt Mixed Ten Oe Tall Cau Milk, all kinds
a l.nri lira salmon 50c Welch f.raiie Juice, plntu
2 - l,lw. . tiia Tnblr I'eacben tCe Welch Crape Juice, qunrla 40c
iaFOKM TaWKIUHE3 J'cr Imx . Wt
Pfcones 505 and 506 Free Delivery
Trade "With Vs and Save Money Mail Order Prompt Attention
I Ik H m mM HI I
S nEfifniu i
! The City of El Paso will pay a reward of
i Bj rHt iB A B
E n H B H V ih B sE B B
for the arrest and conviction of the murderer
or murderers of Thomas Lyons. B
m J. F. Dawson. Chas. Davis.
m uity uierK. mayor.
save Mo.virr ox tubcs
by trylns the new Bonner Tube; pre
vents rim cuts; eliminates premature
blowouts, outwears ordinary tubes
and gives more mileage from your
casings. Get them at ureat western
filling stations or Jiesa auio supply
Xotice, Tenement Owners.
Lee Newman can get more money
out of your property, at a less cost,
than anyone else. Ask his clients.
Phone 1601. 905 1-2 S. El Paso.
Iltmitllchlnc and picot edging done
In the best manner on all kinds of
material at moderate prices; all work
guaranteed. Singer Sewins Machine
Co, 203 S. El Paso St. Phone 499. Adv
FIRST RESERVE OFFICERS TO
BE ASSIGNED REACH EL PASO
The first members of the officers'
reserve corps to he assigned to the
Second Infantry division at El Paso,
have arrived here from Fort Sam
Houston. San Antonio, Texas, and
have reported for duty with the quar
termaster's corps. The officers were
assigned to the motor truck train
division. They are Capt. Boss B.
Cooper. Capt. Baxter Madden and
Capt. Eugene M. Kahn-
XCED OF FARM LABOR.
El. Paso employers are urged to
release their employes to harvest war
crops, and to protect them against
loss of wages during tbelr absence.
In a Iettei" received by the chamber
of commerce from the Merchants' as
sociation of New York. The letter
emphasizes the lack of farm labor,
and the need of procuring additional
labor to harvest this year's crops.
i mt. tn n.iint with Nation's Sun
Proof Paints. Lander Lumber CcJ
If You Live In
You Can Have Regular Deliveries Of
The Same As The Down-Town Districts.
This means complete daily service with special
deliveries when necessary.
It also means the purest Ice and Distilled
Water delivered by courteous drivers whose
business jt is to please you.
Why worry, when you can end your troubles
by phoning 114?
Do It Now!
EL PASO ICE & REFRIGERATOR CO.
This Is Positively
Your Last Chance
To buy two acre tracts, eight miles below El Paso on
paved road at
$50.00 An Acre Less
than they haye been heretofore offered on the following
Ten per cent of purchase price cash. 2 per cent of purchase,
price per month, and 7 per cent interest payable semi
annually. This is an opportunity for those who want a suburban
home to secure some of the best land in the valley.
Lov Prices, Easy Terms, Lov Inleresl.
These prices will absolutely be raised after the 21st,
This Is Your Last Opportunity.
Will You Take Advantage of It?
W. F. PAYNE
401 Mesa Ave. Phone 1250
P. O. B. 1013
PROF. S. A. ARRIETA
Trained by European Specialist..
WHu 10 Years Experience In the Mex
ico City Hospital..
Arc 70U nnable tu walkf Are yon
paralyzed or unable to moTef Bo you
want to throw away your crutches t
Are your children weak, atrophic.!,
lacking; enenry. unable lo walk, tand
no. emaciated and almost lifeless?
The Swedish-German, Ensll.h and
French manage .ysteins. will clvc
hack n them their .trcngtb. iisr
Come to my office at Mundy Uldp.
107 S. El Paso SI.
Office Iioursi From II to 11 . tn.
and front S to G p. ni.
I'lionr 2S70 ilurlnc olflcr hours.
I HOTEL LEO, PIIOE SIS.
Per Box 10 Sheets
Pa dozen $430
Single Ribbon 50c
Sell, regularly at 7.CO per
It the soods at the prices
are not satisfactory you
may return them to us and
we -will cheerfully refund
the purchase price.
Could you gel. a fairer
offer? Mae us pr ore our
We are overstocked.
Mail orders gben prompt
H. & R. Cd
301 ltaynolda Bids.
Try Herald Want Ads.