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TODAY'S PRICES.
O HERALD
i
HOME EDITION
Mexican lank notes, state bills, 563035; pesos, 93;
Mexican gold, $5015; naeionales, 24c; bar silver, H.
& H quotation, $1.05"4; copper, 1919c; grain,
strong; livestock, steady; stocks, irregolar.
XliXj
WEATHEE FORECAST.
EI Paso and vest Texas, fair; New Mexico, tair.
temperatHie unchanged; Arizona, fair, bttle change ;a
temperature.
LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.
EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 7. 1920.
16 PAGES TODAY.
STNOLK COPT. FIVE CENTS.
DEUVERED ANTWHEBE. 70c MONTH.
EZ STARTS DRIVE ON MEXICO CITY
i Mil aL. Jl Py
1100
'5 STOGK!facnsatodds,treatyuptopeop
IS OP 101
DEIJITS
He Is Likely To Be Nomi
nee If GO. P. Picks Man
Like Hiram Johnson.
WOOD HAS LEAD
IN HIS PARTY
.o Republican, However,
el Sure of Nomination;
Lowden Chances 'Good.'
By G. 1. MIRTIA.
TISHI.GTON. C. May 7. Stock
V T r ill'am G. Mcldoo is up today
'i Democratic circles and poli-
ians on both sides of the fence are
l ng to stake their reputations as
- K-.o6ticatorB thzt he will be the
pnnee It is certain that he will
t Fume say. if the Republicans nomi-
i a man 1 k Hiram Johnson.
tT York Tii the- east would strp-
1 McAdoo as a safer man than
- said an observer here today.
u McAdoo TOTiid. at the sum time. I
-v e labor v ne with Johnson."
- I concerted that the identity of
- ijemocratic nominee may depend
' udoh ho the Republicans put
V-lhe Rerutlicans should noni -
iit Knox, then the Democrats. It s
- would rnn'(le- a conse rTati ve,
i If the republicans nominate a
-a i Hi the Democrats will try to net
o, -adical, and et. a nan in whom the
-Abt has confidence. McAdoo's posi-
nas oeen surncientiy raaicai onimone), tb report savs.
a o- cuestlons. thev say. to Rive him
1 K labor vote, ret his connection
h "big Dusinss has been such s.s
j? e that element confidence in
To Split Labor Vote.
"pre i so much confidence n Me-
3on p Ft Tench her that John C.
L-ijghlin. one of the Washington
:'o" s political writers, says Thur-
in dlscusinvr Johnson's possiLi 1-
i- a Republican leader, that he
v. mid e "the man to split the labor
oil m case McAdoo Is thewDemo-
r tic le-der as i most probable
None of the Washington political
ripTtrvfitiratnrs fs vet able to sa-
- c nfr 'o be the Republican nominee '
il admi; that nobody Has ,
instructed delegates
it to much. N" two cand.ites
far mentioned could vet must"- the
esarv vofes to nondnate. Wood J
tu most votes so far. STS
" and Lowden each have about a
mdred
i nrpe Ttrthwell Brown, another
ical writer on the Post, asserts.
ood has no chance for the
"uration unVss he patches up the
'fr rct-8 in hn campaign commit
To do th's. he sais. "Wood must
i rol William Cooper Proctor as
i cer and turn it over to Frank
i ri-ock or Hitchcock will go out
-e.v He thinks Hitchcock should
ai-'e to patch things up and icive
"Hod a fierhtine chance. Otherwise.
sna, "Wood has no chance.
Says Lowdeas Chances Beat.
N i ' Messenper. political writer for
' e Star, dec1" res Lowden todav has
i - iest chance He says "In the cold
uae-ment of neutral Republicans
ernor Lowden at this time holds
t strongest tactical position. It is
o . impregnable, however, br anv
f n; Tn the opinion of these men,
ther Gen. "Wood nor senator John-
: n car get the nomination and Xur
n' - cr.anires must naturaiiv re
naturaiiv be to i
Illinois governr.i
ic nominee of the
.- benefit of the
ir h is not yet the
rt "
Mtseger says the platform is
rr ,np the Republican leaders moee
r z-n who the nominee will do.
- frrtainly "tne question before the'
iVpjM leans In their convention will j
t whether to support senator jciin- )
aru ii" i revnuini'im u ic
i and for rejection of the league
a ions, or follow the lead or the
-epondersnt majority of Republican
nators and ad!ocate a league of na
ns with reservations. The best
derrent of Republican leaders, in
ijinj men outside of the senate,
' hat the platform committee will
"imend some kind of a league of
ons the covenant to be hedged i
w 1th stroner Americanizing and
-otective reservations. It is further
more 1t-lieied that this recommenda-
en will be indorsed by the great
' ajony of tre conention and.
i (-( by an o erwhelming
afflrma-
ote "
Republicans Divided.
Vr Brown thinks the Republicans
r so divided now that they will
a.e a hard time getting a man who
n consistently get on their plat-
m- He believes they will finally
i Continued on page 2, column S.)
Spokane Has Population Decrease;
Forty-Eighth City Of Country In 1910
Now Has 104,204, Instead Of 104,402
"tTTASHINGTON L C May 7 Spo- show a decrease. Newport. Ky., and
W Kane. Wash , ranking as forty- ! Jo pi in. Mo, both cities of the 10.000
eignth citv of the country in ' class, are the next largest cities
rl" has a decrease of 198 in popula- , which have shown decreases.
ion in the last ten 5 ears and now Between 1000 and 1910 Spokane's
104 204 inhabitants, the census j population Increased 181 percent.
iTcau
announced toaaj ieo years
a it had 104.4t
The Washington cuj !!
first of th cities in me com ni n
oer 100.000 thus far announced to
Headliners In
Todays Theaters
ALH4MBR4
Fantages. Vaudeiille.
BUOl ,
he Tiger," Allen Hale,
KLAV
"The Faroi'T Honor, Florence
Vldor
GRECIAN ,
"Just a M if" " Kathln Williams.
Roy Stewart and Beatrice Joy.
RIALTO
"Sex." Tjouic oiaum
UXIQUI5 , .
"ATias Jfcrm alntme, Bert
L tell
Wir.WAM
Ml comedy b..t.
(Read Amusement Ads on Page 13;
So Far Little Has Been Done
WILSON TO WAGE HOT FIGHT IN
Hoover Still Refuses
To 'Mortgage His Soul'
For U. 5. Presidency
NEW YORK. May 7. Herbert
Hoover, candidate for the Re
publican presidential nomina
tion. In a statement issued here,
said his attitude toward the nomi
nation had not been changed by the
California primaries and that ne
would not organise a campaign,
nor "have my supporters raise a
great campaign fund and then
mortgage my soul in advance to
attain the election.
EVERY FAMILY
DIGS UP $1200
FOR PROFITEER
Millionaires Made by War Got
Most of Money, Says
Labor Report
i 1TTASHINGTON. D. C May 7 A
W study of profiteering in Araeri-
can industry, made under the
auspices of the railway brotherhoods,
I was presented to the railroad labor
J board today In support of the rail-
j way workers' demands for higher
i pay and to refute the charge that in-
I creased labor costs are responsible for
the high cost of living Millionaires
made by the war got most of the
S1200 For Bach Famllr.
An average of $1200 to each family
of five in 1916 to 1918 was declared
to be a conservative estimate of the
actual cost of corporate profiteering
to The consumer
Pre ru red by W. J. Laock. former
seer--' rv of the war labor board, the
stud eeks to show that profiteering
is me cause or nign prices.
Sueur Labor Analysed.
Of the increase in the price of
sugar, now 300 percent, the stody says
the increase in labor cost paid by the
consumer was less than 15 percent.
ncai I i ne result or aovancea prices, ac
who cording to the quoted reports of 12
companies, was pictured la the net
profits of these concerns which, it
was said.
from an average of
fll.r.0 In 1912-1014. to JHOfl.OOO
for 316-178.
Tkm'jntmamtfc.iaM sgeCta. aa sU
Joli-ntwMnlBmeftfe4l;CTte' sftvur Rem T
was so small that a wage increase of
109 percent would add less than 5 ,
percent to the total meat cost
Profits absorb approximately half
the retail price of cloth, saya the re
port, while the labor amounts to a
fourteenth to a twentieth. Men's gar
ments are tne same.
Figures on lioe.
Shoes, according to the study, "fur
nished a. splendid opportunity for the
profiteer" The profit Item tn 1914,
it ts charged, aosorbed nearly half
the price paid by the consumer, or
nearly three times the total labor
cost, while in 1917 the profit items
amounted to approximately three
fifths of the total price and over
five times the total labor cost.
Profiteering did not stop with the
armistice, corporation protits in lais
were 110 percent over the prewar
average, which means that 1919
profits were more than double the
average for the years 1913 to 1914.
f- O t
f StOVPS
-LJ & uv &
Follow Up
Price Drop
Washington, D. C May 7. Hooray
and oh lor1
The price of Irving is coming down.
Announcement comes from Chica.'
go that silk always tne first textile
to drop took a big tumble yesterday
and the Wanamaker stores at New
York and Philadelphia are featuring
20 percent off anything In their two
million dollar stocks
The wanamaker advertising asserts
that the reduction Is being made to
oring a reduction in prices generally
Throughout Washington prices on
clothing for both sexes are being
quoted lower than In New York a
week ago. Papers eommeting on the
wallop given silk prices yesterday
when Morris Woolf & Co.. slik Job
bers, sold 2.000,00 yards to the re
tail trade at reduction of $2 to 60
cents a yad assert that this fore
shadows a drop in prices throughout
the textile market. With this deal
silks are relatively cheaper than
cotton goods, which fact, it is pre-
U. b. UKI AUbNl irtUlllfcU
.- CA,nnv nntnc TAVFO
xj unuvu vivuk xmm
Milwaukee. Wis.. May 7 Investi
gation into charges of grafting and
bribery among local prohibition en
forcement officers resulted in the ar
rest of George Cowie. 35 years old,
by deDuty United States marshal
Uilliln 1Usr'-m-Tvi llr nn a fMteral fn-
dk taunt, last night. Cowie accepted j
tuo Lnbts. amounting to 16. iroro
two Racine saloon keepers, not to
report the alleged Celling of liquor,
the Indictments charge.
SORRY HOR KING OP SWEDEN.
Washington, D. O, May 7. Presi
dent Wilson today sent a message of
condolence to the king of Sweden on
the death of his daughter
-a The proved circulation ot &
Tbe El raao Herald Is nearly
- twice that of any other El
rae paper.
Speech by Knox in Senate Seen as Analysis of What
Could Have Been Done in Paris, Yet Showing
That the Final Verdict Will Be by the Amer
ican Jury at the Polls, Next November.
By DWIU LA1VKB-NCE
WASHINGTON. D. Ct May 7. President Wilson ha waked in
sile&ce for the men who defeated the treaty of Versailles in the senate
to offer an alternative course of action. Senator Philander C Knox, former
secretary of state and Republican leader, a member of the group of irrecon
cOables opposed to the treaty with or without reservations, has spoken in de
fence of the plan to make peace by eoBgreswonal resolution. As far as this
brmgs out at last the lise of battle, k marks a step forward toward the con
test at the polls, where the issue will be decided. As far a it emphasizes the
hopeless deadlock between the executive and legislative branches of the gov
eminent, it breathes anew the passion of personal strife and party bitterness
which has prevented agreement for so long.
Sneech SLilfuIW Prenared C
The Pennsylvania senator's speech
made a deep impression. It was
carefully prepared and skilfully
fdeced together. It was avowedly an
nstracttve criticism, an analysis of
what had been done, what might
nave neon aone, wnat snooia nave
been proposed at Paris. It doesn't
propose any concrete or general plan
for action In the face of today's sit
uation, beyond a vague suggestion
for an international conference some
day. wherein European nations shall
be persuaded to give up the provis
ions of the treaty which they have
already ratified and are now execut
ing, and set up a new basis of inter
national law.
But senator Knox makes an honest
presentation of the viewpoint of the
irreconcilahles. He does not take
refuge behind the cry for "proper
reservations." He brushes aside as
"untrue" ail the talk about "Ameri
canising the treaty with reservations'
indulged In by Lowden. Harding,
Wood, Will Hays and others.
He defines the issue exactly as sen
ator Hiram Johnson has so per
suasively put it in his successful pri
mary campaign. He is against the
whole treaty and the league. Here
is an Interesting quotation from tb
speech:
"It has been said that reservations
proposed In the senate Americanise
the league.
Wants It Safe For All
"This, of course, is not true, A
more accurate statement as to the
effect of these reservations Is that
they tend to make it safer fo Amer
ica to enter the league by refusing to
be bound In many important matters
by its action. But it Is not enough
that the league shall be made safe
for America. It must be made safe
for all who enter it and safe for the
world. As I see it. nothing could be
fraught with more dange than any
nation na
Mun ts a.
members ar
are si
against which the limp1"1 nation at
tempts to secure iuw.
The foregoing is exactly what
president Wilson has contended tn
his opposition to the resolutions, and
will explain to the historian of the
future why senator Knox and the ir
rjMoneilahlA RenirSlfcans voted 'with
j the administration Democrats against
tne AjOS rMCHKUVOB Miu vuwo .t-
vented the treaty from getting the
necessary two thirds majoritv It
makes it possible for the president to
BANKGALLQUT, POWDER KINGS
U. S. JkHD STATE! THHEATEll WOOD
Washington, D C, May T. The con
troller of the currency today Issued
a call for the condition of all na
tional banks at the close of business
May 4,
Texas Call Also Issued.
Austin. Texas. May 7. A call for a
statememnt of the financial conditio
of the 968 state banks, at close of
business May 4. was issued today by
commissioner of Insurance and bank
ing J. D. Chidsey.
Here Is Way to Solve
Sunday Dinner problem
EL PASO housekeepers will find
on page 9 of today's Herald
the solution of the problem of
arranging a delicious Sunday din
ner at low cost. Page 9 is the mar
ket page. This is the page on
which El Paso grocers, bakers and
meat dealers offer saving values
for Saturday shoppers.
dieted, will force an early slashing
of cotton prices. This is expected
to create a tumble all along the
shelf.
"Silk prices are the last to go up
and the first to go down," said Mr.
Woolf. "For that reason they are a
pretty good barometer of other mar
kets. We have felt, as well as all
fKa aftlr trait that tha Taimnana
Vt can. tna hi frit Wlian that mar- 1
ket tumbled it was time for us to
tumble too. When new stocks come
in prices must be lower."
ACCUSES MANUFACTURERS
OF CORNERING PRINT PAPER
Washington, D. C May 7. Charges
of a corner In print paper were made
today before the senate committee in
vestigating the paper shortage by
Cortland Smith, of New York, presi
dent of the American Press associa
tion. Mr Smith testified manufactur
ers were in a conspiracv to regulate
both production and prices.
250 MILES TO A GALLON '
OUT OF CHEAP HYDROGEN I
Rome. Italy. May 7. Dr Pasticci,
a noed chemist, has discovered a I
method of cheaply producing liquid j
hdrogen. it may ne used in am
ing automobiles, one gallon being
sufficient for 250 miles. It also may
be utilised In railway locomotives
and in the engines of ocean steam
ers, he declares.
SAHARA KING'S SLAYER-WIDOW
GETS HER FIRST 1 . S. PAPERS
Mineola. N. Y . May 6 Mrs. Mar
guerite Le Baudy of Westbury, the I
French woman who last ear shot ai.fi
killed her husband Jacques Le Baud,
"emperor of the Sahara." took out I
her first citisenehlp papers esterdiy
FRENCH STRIKE UNCHANGED.
Paris, France, May 7 There was
no apparent change in the str'k
situation throughout France toda-
insist that the Republican party Is
dominated by the Mewpoint of sena
tors Knox and Hiram Johnson, and
not by senator Lodge, It foreshadows
the division of voters into three
parties on the treaty issue, at least.
Same As a Peace Treaty '
Senator Knox marshaled precedent
after precedent, to prove that peace
by joint resolution Is in effect, legal
ly, a treaty of peace. There is not
a bit of doubt that if president Wil
son happened to be on the other side
of the fence these same precedents
would be marshaled by him.
No doubt exists here that hostilities
have ended in the war with Germany.
and that for all practical purposes
the war is at an end. But unfor
tunately the constitution of the
United States Is not very explicit and
both sides can debate from now till
doomsday about the respective
nowers of each branch of tne govern
ment And there is no way to decide
tne dlspte. unless a ca?e were orougnt
to the supreme court of the United
States.
Everybody admits tnat it will be
next to impossible to get a two
thirds vote to pass the resolution
over the president's veto. This is so
universally conceded that congress is
getting ready to take a summer re
cess in a few weeks, while the con
ventions and campaign are on.
Sd the GampalfCn On
The Knox speech is campaign ma
terial. And president Wilson will
add to tho flames very oon by re
turning the treaty aa his answer to
the attempt to make peace by reso
lution. ut ne is genernuy epwieu
to turn over i new leaf and so
phrase his statement accompanying
the treaty as to eave open the paths
of compromise That Is the way he
wants to hae the matter rest as
three factions ii. the dispute argue
the case before the treat American
tarv. the Republicans, torn between
the -irr (imnr lis hi oppeasjUao to ihe
wnoie treaty ani tne ise -tioa.
and the T3mocrata solidly be
hind the Wilson viewpoint.
That's where the rub comes, how
ever. s William Jennings Bryan and
others in the Democratic fold are
themselves irreconcilably opposed to
article 10 and other things which the
president thinks fundamental
Wilson will not be a candidate, but
from now on he will fight to make
the San Francisco convention endorse
his viewpoint of the treaty.--Copyright.
1320. by David Lawrenct
Washington. D. C , May 7 Senator
Ken on, of Iowa, declared in the sen
ate today that the K. I. Dupont de
Noumers and company of Wilming
ton, Del. virtually had threatened to
oppose Mai. Gen. Leonard Wood s
campaign for the Republican nomi
nation for president, unless senator
Moses, of New Hampshire, one of his
campaign managers, withdrew his
opposition to the dye bill now before
the senate.
DISMISSES CULTKR CH4RGB.
The case against Charles S. Cult ex.
charged with swindling, was dis
missed at a preliminary hearing
Thursday afternoon before justice
Clark Wright. Insufficient evidence
was the reason for the action.
RECORD DV.Y IN DIVORCE COURT.
Twelve divorce suits were filed.
granted or on trial Thursday in the
three district courts here. This is the
largest day's record for suits of this
nature In several months.
Emma Goldman Homesick For U.S.A.;
Finds It Hard To Get Along In Russia;
CannotEven GetLetters From America
CHICAGO, nu May 7 Emma Gold
man, whom the government
transported to Russia, Is home
sick for the United States, according
to a letter from her made public by
Dr. Ben L. Ry.man today. In the let
ter written March 8 from Moscow.
Miss Goldman said .
"I miss America. 1 lived there SO
years, you kaow. Not a word has
-esched us from anyone In the United
Wins Trip To Mexican "Y" Camp
AUGUST seems a long way off, bat here it one bey who is going te
look forward to it with much antidpatiea and pleasere. Mmae) Her
naouez. ace 18, of 1212 North Campbell street, hat completed his Bit ot
I
M. nun's idez. Herald. Our offer to ont-of-town boys is also very
generous If you live in Arisona, New Mexico, or west Texas, and want
to ?o:n the EI Paso boys in camp, write us for further information.
To Replace The Resort Featares Of The Saloon
CAMPAIGN
Bill Would Lend Berlin
$250,000,000 in U.S.
And Aid Reparation
WASHINGTON, X. O. May T- A
bill designed to assist Ger
many's purchase in America
of such materials as are necessary
to the rehabilitation of that coun
try, which would help reparations
demands, it was said here today,
was introduced yesterday by sen
ator France, Republican, Maryland.
It authorises loans to a total of
S2SO.000.000 by the war finance
corporation to German purchasers
of foodstuffs and raw materials in
the United States, the corporation
being authorized to accept German
6 percent securities, which meets
its approval in payment.
BRITAIN ON EVE
OFNEGOTIATING
WITH RUSSIANS
Lord Curzon Sends Note to
Red Minister and Soviet
Says It's Ready.
T ONSOK. Ens. Mar 7 Gnat
I, Britain i on th. cts of negotia
Uona with Soviet Bnsaia. u. Moa
eow wtrelaaa aaaaasa today aaaarta.
Lord Canon. Britten foreign aoere
tarx. the luemgt saja. haa forwarded
to M. Tehlteheria. coniailniiy for
foreign affair, a declaration in which
direct conversations with Gen. Wran-
8 el. commander of the remnant of the
naaian volnateer army, are proposed.
M. Tchtteherm, eenonnea the mex
ace. replied that the soviet govern
ment waa prepared to eater into ne-
gotiatioi
wtth the Brttlah govern-
ment.
German election In August.
Germany's preshtontial election
probably will be heM late in August,
says a Berlin dispatch to the Ex
change Telegraph. The Deutsches
Zeitnng is quoted aa saying president
Ebert will not seek reelection.
Holland Stnnds Off Reds.
The Hague. Holland. May 7. Hol
land will not resume relations with
Soviet Russia, at least for the pres
ent, it was announced here today.
Pretest U. &. Recoirnltlun.
New York, May 7. The National
Civic fsdwsiisn, t-nfengtt fts presri
deht, ATWh B. Pssher. announced ttf-
day it had Sled witn president wu
md. a nrotent aarabtnt iwectsxtltion of
the Soviet government of Raw, and
had telegraphed all prospective presi
dential candidates asking them to de
fine tneir position on tne suDiect- i ne
telea-rams were sicmed by hundreds
of prominent men and momen.
shii taenung xor iviev.
Warsaw. Poland. May 7. (By the
Associated Press.) Bolshevik troops
fighting in the defence of the city
of Kiev have strengthened their re
sistance. The battle for the posses
sion of the city stai in raging, ac
cording to latest dispatcher.
U. S. CUTTER FAILS TO FIND
A RED REVOLT IN ALASKA
Hyder. Alaska. May 7. The United
States coast snard cotter AlgonaoJn
which was ordered here April 29 on
reports that radicals were active
here, found no sort of disorder.
Officer Is
Convicted Of
Whisky Theft
Santa. Fe. J. It. Hay 7. Harry 8.
Hall has been convicted by a Jury in
in the United States district court of
larceny of whisky from an Interstate
shipment. The Jury deliberate)! only
about half an hoar and brought In a
verdict convicting the defendant on
three counts. The case waa tried at
Albuquerque, bat the Jury failed to
agree upon a verdict. The ease will
be appealed, counsel aaid.
Hall is chief deputy sheriff, town
marshal and a hotel proprietor in
Magdalena. Socorro county.
States so far. Ton can imagine how
we feel about it.
"It Is very different for one at my
age to acclimatise one's self in a new
country even under the best condi
tions, tn normal times. But Russia,
bled white by over four years of war
and starved by the inhuman block
ade, is not a place where one may
hope to take root easily.
"However, if I could at least hear
from those dear to me left behind.
It would not be so difficult."'
5 new, one-month subscriptions (pi The 1 Paso Her
ald, so, when his vacation comes in August (Manuel is
s clerk at the Popular Dry Goods company), The
Herald is going to pay all ofhis expenses, inelodint
board, lodging and transportation to and from Mountain
?arL. for two weeks, at the Mountain Park Mexican
r. M. C. A camp.
"I did not find it hard at aU," he said. "It took me
lbont two weeks, because, yea see, the only time
I have is after work in the evening. I am glad 1
'tad tbe chance of earning my vacation in this easy
and pleasant manner."
Other boys who are interested in oar offer should
call to see H. H. Frit, drcalation manager. 1 Paso
TAKE RAIL
OF DEFENCE
DOSTER TRIAL
Testimony Given in Behalf
of Dead Officers Com
mon Law Wife.
FATHEROF DEAD
MAN TAKES STAND
Story Of Tragedy Re
vealed In Testimony At
Deming, N. M.
By L. E. CLATTOOL.
DEMING, X IL. May 7. Although
unsanctioned by the laws of men
and unsanctioned by priestly rite,
the love which Maude Doctor bore her
soldier husband, whom aha stands be
fore the bar of Justice accused o
killing, was as pore as the driven
snow and as true as the stars which
were the only witnesses to their
betrothal.
Such Is the contention of the de
fence of Mrs. Dos ter In the district
court here. Both by frequent intima
tion and occasional open assertion.
That love, the defence is contending
and will contend, and which Mrs.
Doster is expected openly to assert in
event her attorneys place her on the
stand, carried the little woman down
into the valley of the shadow of death.
whence she was rescued by the hand
of fate. That love, the defence tried
to show today when Its witnesses
took the stand, soujht solacO in the
death of both the handsome army
captain and the woman who lived
with him as his wife.
Insanity Chief Plea.
That she was mentally irrespon
sible at the time Capt. Wade Doster
was killed Is the main prop in the de
fence of Mrs. Doster. This main line
of defence was formally announced
today by R. F. Hamilton. leading at
torney for Mrs. Doster. He made a
statement to the court and Jury to
that effect, but explained that
mental irresponsibility would not be
the only defence.
Other defence grounds are not t
be formally announced but will be
evolved by the testimony offered by
defence witnesses. Mr. Hamilton said.
All evidence introduced on behalf
of the defence today tended to show
the mental and physical condition of
the aeons -d woman at tan time she
returned to Columbus, following an
absence of seeral days tn' carrying
out her end ot n contract signed by
her and the father and brotner of
Capt. Doster.
Banker Teits Of Meeting.
W. Franklin, cashier of the
First National bank of Colnmbos,
told the Jury he met Mrs. Doster in
El Paso about 5 oclock on the after
noon of March 7 at the union station.
He said she was in a highly nervous
condition, which he at that time
partly attributed to a belief on her
part that she had to hurry to catch a
train. The banker said he helped
Mrs. Doster with her baggage and
accompanied her to Columbus on the
(ioiden State Limited.
On cross examination. It was
brought out by J. S. Vaught, district
attorney, that Mrs. Doster had
bought her ticket to El Paso and had
to rebuy it to Columbus.
This, the prosecutor waa trying
to establish, was because she ex
peeted t meet the officer in El
Paso, where the prosecution had
said infornxaBy. It was proposed
to show that what took place in
Columbus was to have taken
place, due to the reputation El
Fao has for leniency with dc
fendeats in eases similar to that
now being tried here.
Mr Franklin testified that on one
occasion Capt. Doster bought a draft
and sent It to Mrs. Lulu Beckley.
which was charged to the joint ac
count which the Dosters had in. the
Columbus ban.
The banker told of his conversa
tion with Mrs. Doster on her way
back to Columbus after her exile and
said that the woman talked about
nothing else except the captain and
the other woman.
Captain Placed In Confinement.
In reply to her questions Mr.
Franklin said ho told Mrs. Doster
Mrs. Beckley had been in Columbus.
and that Capt. Doster had been placed
tn confinement by the military
authorities because of his relations
with her
Joe Clark, proprietor of the Hotel
Clark In Columbus, told now nervous
Mrs. Doster was when she got into
Columbus on the night of March 7,
this year. He said he told her he
was sorry that ho had no n m and
that she demanded a room and final
ly a young traveling man gave her
his room and agreed to double up
with another man.
When Mrs. Doster registered she
was ery nervous, Mr. Clark said.
Later In the evening Capt. Doster
also registered on the same line with
Mrs. Poster's name, the landlord
testified
Mrs T H. Dabney. who lives at
he hotel and whose husband, a
physician, was one of the first to j
find Capt. Doster's body, testified to
the nervous condition of the dc-,
fendant.
Charles Amalong. who used to live !
at tne Anderson home In Columbus,
where tbe Dosters once had roomed,
told of quarrels he" had heard be
tween the army officer and his wife
and of hearing her cry frequently
He said one evening In February he
saw Capt. Doster knock Mrs. Doster
from the running board of an auto
mobile Admits Ills Friendliness.
The prosecutor had a tilt with the
witness here and asked him if he
was not friendly to Mrs. Doster. He
admltt he waa and confessed on
cross-examination he had contributed
to her defence and had helped to ar
range bond.
The banker also said he had of
fered to go Mrs. Doster's bond.
Mr Amalong said he bad heard
Capt. Doster come home and say to
his wife Well I heard from the lit
tle girl toda Then, the witness
said, the defendant would cry and
the captain would try to ah at her
up.
Jack Breen. customs officer of Co-
i Continued on pnge 10, column 1.)
OR RIDE
DASH UPON CAPITAL
Advices Eeaching Washington Indicate lliat Gen,
Pablo Gonzales Is Conducting a little Revolution
All His Own, Carrancistas Have Been Sent Out
to Engage His Independent Troops in Combat.
LAREDO, Texas, Hay 7. The moairte-3 eastern gnat at Noevo Laredo
aatinie3 last night, declaring Hz the Sessra revefertfon and, after an
esdsftfige of abets with federal troop, tied is the ttirectieB of Colombia,
25 miles zip the 3ie Grasoe, says as. official anaBcement by Mexican
coasol Garcia this afteraees.
REBELS TAKE TOWN SOBTH OF LA2ED0.
San Antonio, Texas, May 7. A resort censidered lettable reached
here at seea that Mexkan revetetieaaiy forces bad captared Lampasas,
met south of Koevo Laredo, sad est wife eeamiiskaties te the sooth
aad were heHiag ap a train en rente fre.- the herder to Mexico City
The rebels were said to he en rente te Nacre Laredo where, the report
said, the federal forces weald surrender.
rH5 revolutionary drive through
ChlhuaLua City and on to Mexico
City, began Friday Five hun
dred troops were sent south on the
national railroad lines from Juarex.
At 10 a. m. Friday. SO-0 Taqui and
Mayo soldiers, under CoL Porcayo,
arrived in Juarex from Casas
Grandee, in compliance with the or
ders of Gtn J Gonxalo Escobar.
Without detraining . they were
switched from the Northwestern to
the national lines, where already 200
of TJrhalejo's command had entrained
early Friday, In preparation for the
trip to Chihnahua.
Leaders in Juarex say that in -the
next few days other large con
tingents will come to Juarex and en
train for points in lower Chihuahua,
where they will rest and await or
ders for the final dash on Mexico
City, which is to be within a week.
Well Armed And Provisioned
The 300 troops from Casas Grandes
were well armed and provisioned.
Tho soldiers, however, were some
what sullen because they were not
permitted to detrain for a rest. Their
leaders had them wen In hand, how
ever, and there were no evidences of
trouble. It is said that the reason for
the immediate start south is that the
military is not certain whether the
Taqnts will stick to the rebellion.
Tho plan is to send them sovtb mm
quickly as possible and from Chihua
hua separate them into small gar
risons to bo placed on duty with sol
diers known aa loyal to the revoin
Qon Military authorities In Juarex have
not anaouncea wnetner ien. Iran-
Cisco Lrbalejo will be sent south to iaw and, a minor child are in Mexj j
take command of the troops there. ' City.
Torreen Reports Conflict. j -iAr"7 ? Chihoahua,
Conflicting reports regarding the ?! And4c?T? 21 lh a( iri
loyalty of the Torrlon irrisSn to 'LS?1!7 rdl
.-..-.,. , .ij iZ. nao, crossed tne mountains ar P
SEJ"" ."f'1!. m.Jor P VMMB and waa encamped ir a
Friday. One was that the garrison huahua. The last at the Callus t-oo
has revolted while another was that whose objective is behtv-d -o
it was standing for Carransa. From I Juarex. from where they v.:1 fi,.. .
Piedras Nlegras came reports that j out in fan like format! or o (Ti
the garrison there was loyal to Car- huahua, left Agua Prleta last n ?b
ranxa and had maintained constant There are 2000 men in thet irce?
telegraphic communication with the! We" ed and we'I equippr-fi. i .
Torroon carrlson.
Puebla. one of the largest cties of
Mexico, will fall into the hands of
the revolutionists without a struggle.
If it has not already been captured.
says Brig. Gen. Francisco S. Serrano,
chief of staff of the revolutionary
army, who arrived Friday.
Tne garrison at Puebla, Is com
manded by a former officer of Gen
Pablo Gonzales. Gen Sanchez," said
Gen. Serrano. "It is therefore reason
able to suppose that Gen Gonzalez,
who is leading our armies in that
region, will not have" much difficulty
in capturing the place."
He had nothlne to aav of a renirt
that Gonzales mti ha will ha.v nnn
of the revolution.
No Fighting Bxpeeted.
As an agent of reconstruction
run, -u i Z i VT
CaII,Wbicn to. msd ne ln
alht jw .will K Aaa . n- ,
wfci. waja, w isi wa,ui IIS I'lUmpOU
sweep to Mexico City. Gen. Serrano
declared.
"Our chief work will be to rebuild
what Carranza's troops have de
stroyed." he explained. "We do not
expect serious opposition from the
garrisons on the way to the capital.
We believe that they will join the
movement as others have done here
tofore without firing a shot."
Gen. Serrano expressed the belief
mat tne rail of Torreon. Coahulla.
waa near at hand, mint in r nnt that
a strong force of revolutionary
forces were massing In the Lagoua
district
M-i-intn r.rftii. , . .
made "?ublLl FHdm. n?
made public Friday some of the
Con tinned on page , column L)
Board Opens St. Lawrence Hearing
With New York Fighting For Life
Against Canada And Middle West
NORTH 1SA on' May 7 The In-1 and the United States of t1 e t.
ternatlonal joint waterways Lawrence ship canal is supported b
mwiaiseion toaay openea neer
ings he so oh the proposed St. Law
rence deep waterway
Interests favoring and opposed to
the project were represented at the
initial meeting. Sessions will con
tinue through June at various Cana
dian and American centers. The
plan of joint development by Canada
Don't Miss The
T"0NT miss Tfce El Pas. HtraH's Wg wk-eo4 edition. :
V This week's edition wffl indnie two matasiac MCtna atones by G A. !
Martin, managing cottar el Tbe HtiaH. Written m tfce east, one of them j
tells why westerners baTe so audi te be tkankfal fat The otber tells how
tie new show, are wnked ore before New Terk erer sees them. In addi
tion, there will be ether theatrical featans, UhuUated, is the magazine
section.
The ssoal magaiine featates. Stag Lardoer, Abe Martin's MBsings, Helen j
Kowianus -seen xnreogn tne wiaews lrgaeKe," una CaTanerrs beatiry
article and others wiH be sBBpteaented by ser-ral interesting aad well
written featares, iBdadtag oee os the stgaificaoce of Ciaes de Mayo to
Mexicans and one aa Mother's day, Hay 9.
And, of coarse, everybody looks forward to tbe foar fall pages of comics,
besides "Uncle Wiggins Adventures," la colors.
SOUTH AND
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 7 ,
Murgnia has been sent into th
state of PnebU to attack the
forces of Gen. Pablo Gonzales and a
engagement already has occurred be
tween the vanguard of the Ca'rar
clsta troops and the rebels at OtumV
between Mexico City and the ciy ,'
Puebla.
Authoritative advices ra hi.
Washington today said Gonza.1 - ha. '
declared that he was not in leagu
with the Obregonlstas and would re
sist them by force of arms. Tnir- m
regarded as complicating the sit-i
tion, Gonzales has declared nrti"
law In Puebla City, these adic-- aa
and has exacted a loan . f z 0
pesos from the population
Passenger traffic betu -en Meiie
City and Guadalajara has oeen sub
pended. A passenger train op th -line
was attacked by rebels a' Pei -jamo
May 5 and robbed of a onsic
erable sum of government funris ir
tended to be used in paying tn s.
diers at Guadalajara, where a la'
advices. Gen. Diegues had 8' n en
m his command.
Increased rbel activity id repomj
In the vicinity of Veracruz, w herb
president Caxranxa's son i r ! w, i
Candido Aguilar, is in command i
the federal troops.
The state department today Ku.d
confirmation of a private message r
ceived here after last midnight fron
Mexico City, via Laredo, that Carra
xa had left tbe Mexican capi'al f -Veraerax.
Official advices from the Terta
embasxy said E. F. Greenlaw ir.
us SOB, wbu Wrr
xexu o v. i
time of z.
part of the company payroll araouT
ing to 4560 pesos. Greenlaw s 6"
pesos,
nd his sc
i years out ana his son z Mrs 'reer
' "- ". ."".. '
sumed. be Joined bv other ?j"c-s j
Juarex, from Casas Grandes acJ otv
interior points.
btrone detachments, it i i j,
stood. will be sent from J - - z '
various strategic section?, w tr t
object of pacifying every pom
, itate or cninuanua without .o r
vhara imanih)
The moderation Mith whu v
t
revolutionary commanders and 1
roraes have treated vanquished e
mies has creatted a strongly f-j
able opinion in official Washing! -.
being pointed out that the '-ad- r
the rebel government are gi i : i
ple proof that their campaign is ha.
on what the masses of the M-, .
' people want.
j Carransa Heady to Flee.
KAm)2r8is f reports ytsttr'U
I M0" situation had caua-d Tr
' TOn uw capiia.1 soon, rnir i-
! the situation found some sup p. rt
1 . . . . r r
official quarters where th- gr-ate-
parc ox tne reports receieo i ad in
dicated a steady growth of th rebc -lion.
Rebel agents declared Citc: -manifesto,
ln which he naiv-d h?
would not surrender the pr mc-jt-
was not inconsistent with the r N,f "
that he would abandon the irtu
pointing out that h might c -i t
tho title Of president from a- ft!
in Veracruz or from any tor - .
refuge.
a message to rebel reJ'iu
here saying the president o: nr n -
I iipaliiy of Mexico City ws u'ir z
" 'f civilian guard for the rw'-c
tion of the city "in the e-n - ..
evacuation" was re awarded bv th r
1 o10"00 ants aa aignifc-T ?-d
hmd prepared for the announ.-n en
( that Carransa had quit the capi i
the former country, except the ti
of Montreal, and by 14 western and
mlddlewestern states south .l t
border. New York is leading the eppes.
tion, seeing In the acheme a menac-
to the New York state barg- .&'
and possible rivalry to the port
New York.
Week - End Herald

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