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EL PASO HERALD
CROWDS FILL THE COURTROOM
AS PROSECUTION FIRES ITS
GUNS IN CARLOS HELMUS CASE
he vu asked by Mr. NellL
4 ZU: Z,. bank: and Carlos H-hm.
: r.; 7 rt x.tion! March 18. 19-n.
, graphic correspondence which ha safw
! oaa piMcu mh
j Moye. vice preidentf the First Nat
ur account at the First national
irter the arrePt of Helmusr tne
' The First National bank paid to
"e the sura of $29,017, balancing- my
n-count ' he replied, and in answer
o another question, said that pay
n eut -was made about a month after
Ha was asked with regrard to tele-
After Thomas Darling, superintend
ent of the, local Western Uaion office,
had testified regard ing methods fol
lowed by his company in preservation
of copies of telegrams, the. corres
pondence was read into the records.
The telegram purporting to have
been sent Calderon over the signature
f 4 "ONE-ELEVEN" g A
JL J cigarettes V
t NEW cigarette of highest qual
vi ity offered at an unusual
Wc were able to buy certain
fine types of tobacco formerly
Trade conditions prevented
Europe from taking it this
was our opportunity.
From this tobacco we
have made One-Eleven:
v try them!
rhkh mass that if ytn don't Cke "111" Ckrarrtto. Jen iu set job
moaex bad: ma the deuer
Here It Is!
You haoe been wanting a good suit
of clothes, Mr. Viator, for a long
time. When you voaJk. into a store'
you cannot learn one single thing
about quality from the price mark
I make the finest tailored clothes in
this part of the land. More than
this I am at this moment conduct
ing my Annual January Sale, sell-
big customs clothes for as low as
$55. The honesty that goes into
a Fischbeih suit will remain in your
mind long after the price is forgotten.
City National Bank BUg.
All Hail, Cattlemen!
We're certainly glad to
welcome you to El Paso
You are invited to visit our plant where
these superlative flours are manufactured
to satisfy the enthusiastic demand of the
growing and vigorous Southwest.
The Globe Mills
AT THE TRIAL
OF C. HELMUS
Max Mow. remitted that ran-
celled checks and other records which
mis tit be of assistance In clarfying:
any difficulties relating; to Calderon's
a ceo ant, he cent to them. Another
tejecxsm purporting to be a reply to
that of Moye's from CeJderos. assured
the bank official of a desire to co
operate In any way, and advised that
the records desired were in Juarez,
The telegram purporting- to have
been sent by He 1m as to Calderon ad
vised that cancelled checks be sent,
but considered the sending of a check
register unnecessary. The telegram
advised that the formality was one
f many thing- naturally to follow
banking consolidations such as had
occurred when the first National
bank absorbed the Texas Bank and
E. W. Kayser, vice president of the
First National bank, the next witness
said the telegram sent Calderon by
Kayser had been constructed by him
Kayser following: a regular morn
ing: conference of bank official?. Be
cause Moye was better acquainted with
Calderon than himself, he said. It was
decided to sign Moye's name to the
J. U Cosg-eshaU, chief clerk of the
institution, and the next witness
called, said that he was head teller
at the First National at the time the
alleged misappropriations were made.
He told of conversations with Hei
nous In February. 192. In which the
latter explained that $12,4fc0 in gold
was to be procured from the federal
reserve bank to be used in regular
basin ess transaction. The transaction
was to be handled through bis "cage,
he said Helraus explained. He said
Helmus received the $12.50 on March
17. The sum, he said, was again
turned over to Helmus the following
Says He fiot the Money.
Rafael Crias G, private secretary to
Helmus at the time the alleged vio
lations were committed, told of taking
a letter from Helmus and a draft to
the federal reserve bank and of re
ceiving $12,509 in gold from them.
The letter, addressed to W. C.
Crump, cashier of the federal reserve
bank at El Paso, was introduced, af
ter objections by judge Jackson had
been -overruled. The letter purported
to have been signed by Helmus, and
was to the effect that a draft for
12.500 was enclosed. It asked that It
be paid In gold coin, to be delivered
to Urias, bearer of the letter, and ex
plained that the noscT was for the
i Juarez Banking and Trust company.
i The following day, Urias said, ae
took the money to an express com
pany at taje union station. The pack
age, he said was sent tp Presidio.
1 To Pay Soldiers.
i Another letter. likewise purporting
to be signed by Helmus and relaitng
, to the $12,500 was introduced, in
n hich it explained to the one to whom
it was addressed that the money was
to pay soldiers.
The crowd in thetonrt room Tues
day afternoon contrasted vividly with
the small number of spectators pres
nt for the morning proceedings.
Amons the number which occupied
ail sats and lined the walls of the
. court room were many women, some
v of whom stood through the more
Radjator emblems for members of
the EI Paso Automobile clob have
been received by Miss Bneca Gilder,
secretarv. and they are now ready lor
distribution to all members who will
call for them at the chamber of
The emblems arc of white, blue, red
and gold enamel.
In the center there is a red star
with the letters A- A. A. in the center.
Surrounding the star is a round field
t whir, then a sold ftrlne. than a
Lblne stripe containing; the name of the
club, with a gold stripe surrounain
this. . ,
The emblems are as "nifty as any
thing in the United States, as the El
Paso club has on hand samples from
all the larger clubs and none are
prettier or more expensive.
'Walk a Block and
Save the Difference"
You can find In 'our
stock the kind you
want and at a sav
ing of from
$1.00 to $2.00
At S3, $4, $5 and 6
We fill mall orders
than three hours' deliberations, de
spite the fact that much of the testi
mony was highly technical and of a
variety usually not of interest to
His Friends Preseat.
The majority of the spectators ap
parently were friends of Helmus. for,
as they crowded out of the room when
court recessed for the day late in the
afternoon, a score or more reacnea
across the railing and shook the hand
of the defendant.
Helmus displayed an increasing In
terest in the proceedings. Seated in
the midst of his four attorneys, he
frequently made suggestions as the
questioning proceeded. Several times
he was consulted by the attorneys.
' rreceedtns Drlnjed.
Proceedings Wednesday morning
were delayed when attorney Jackson
asked for time to examine files from
the First National bank containing
letters which he said passed between
Helmus and Calderon prior to the time
f the defendant's arrest. A special
process had been issued Tuesday with
result that the bulky file was brought
into court "Wednesday morning.
Judge Smith declined to recess court
while attorneys examined tne letters,
insisting that they be inspected out
side of court while the trial proceeded.
M alley First Witness.
Wade Hailer. exchange clerk at
the First National bank, the first wit
ness of the morning, said he recog
nised a charge slip and draft for ' -.-500
shown him by attorneys. The
draft had -been drawn by him at re
quest of the head teller at the insti
tlon on March 1". he said.
J. W. Callahan, employed at local
offices of the American Railway Ex
press company, the next witness, said
he recalled having seen a record of
a shipment of 512.500 In gold to
ilarfa. Texas. He was Instructed to
bring records ol tne snipmem mio
Hal E. Christie, vice president of
the First National bank, at the time
of the alleged violations, the next
witness, was shown a charge ticket
for 112,500 which he said had origin
ally been made to J. S. Orosco and
companv. This name later was strick
en out "bv Helmus. he said, when an
official of the company named ob
jected to the charge of III. SO against
the account. Helmus. he continued,
heard the complaint, and explained
that the charge slip should have been
made to the Mexican consul, and the
charge slip was changed so to read
by Helmus. This occurred March l,
Alfredo rrias. Christie said, on cross
examination, had made complaint for
the Orosco company, with regard to a
MZ.SM with which it was charged,
but had not been received or ordered.
The draft. Christie said, had caused
an actual physical loss of Slt.SOO to
The account of Orosco was made
"short" by t SJ5.50S draft being
drawn against It, Christie said, with
result that Urias was given that In
formation by bank officials. Com-
AUTO DEALERS ;
DISCUSS PLANS j
FOR 1921 SHOWI
The first meeting of the 19:1 Ell
Paso Automobile show committee was
held In the chamber of commerce I
Ttresday afternoon. F. M. Bunnell, ,
chairman of the automotive trades ,
division, onenedthe meeting, appoint- ,
lng tne following members to kserve
on the committee: O. C. Youngblood.
rnairman; j omi rnawuis. i. ' '
Coates. P. W. Btttlck and I H. Little.
Bittirk is out of the city and was
represented by G. B. Bradley. The
committee discussed ways and means
and without eomlnflr to anv decision
suggested that the mat week in 1
March would be the best time. :
It was agreed to call a mass meet- ,
lng of all the passenger car dealers
of the city for 8 oclock Thursday !
night of this week. Every dealer or
his representative Is urged to be
present as the date of the show.
'' HMdnllMfi will he decided at that
time. A subcommittee will obtain
all the open dates at Liberty hall to
day and snbmltsthem tomorrow night.
Other details will be presented at the
meeting. It Is the desire of the com
mittee to have all the important fac
tors settled at the Thursday night
meeting so that there will be noth
ing left to do bat getting the models
here in time for the show.
two hours with regard to "various
At the end of two hours. Helmus
and Murchlson were left alone. Juan
Creel, uncle of 'Helmus, charged that
Helmus had not told the truth, and
demanded that the truth be given.
Sava Confeaalon Made.
Lfurehlson said that Helmus finally
asserted that he would "tell every
thing." but he "didn't want to talk
to so many." His request was com
piled with, and Helmus, lfurehlson.
J. G. McKary and Joan Creel went
Into a room together. Murchlson tes
TIelmus wss asked with regard to
various items of alleged shortages.
Murchlson said. Helmus. he asserted,
admitted that he had forged the name
of Gen. Escobar to a check. The de
fendant, he said, also made a list of
various accounts which Helmus said
he had changed.
Says lie Made List or saortagrs.
"Does this list contain all the ac
counts?" Murchison said Helmus was
"It's all I remember, ueimus an
swered, according to the witness.
The questioning continued for -six
or eight hoars, he said, when Will H.
Palphry. county attorney, was caned.
Two hoars later. Helmus was taken to
Jail, the witness said.
The list given oy xxeimua wi
counts which he admitted he had
changed. Murchlson said, contained
the name of U firms. Mureotson sata
1.. .f.nrfant railed off tile nUUS.
When Helmus was asked if "he had
operated in otfter accounts, aturcni
son said, the defendant replied that he
Jaekaon Grllla Witness,
rvn MAMnlB&tion. tndr Jack-
son questioned Murchison yartlcularly
with regard to persons in tne room
at the Urn Helmus first admitted the
defalcations to, bank officials.
-Five or six men for 10 hours fired
questions at this boy without giving
him a minute's rest 7" Jackson asked.
-Tea," the witness answered.
-And soma were canaHs ques
tioners!" Jackson continued.
-They all talked pretty well." was
To'lnatstent questions that Helmus";
alleged confession was secured
through promise or Implied promise of
Immunity or benefit. Murchlson re
plied emphatically la the negative.
Murchison ssM he and Helmos were
good Mends, and that be. as a friend,
advised Helmas to -make a dean
breast of It."
Questioned For Hours.
On March X. Mnrchison said. Hel
mus reached the bank at sat . p. m.
vr- Innadlalalv called into a
room with officials. For two hoars.
r-laint and Investigation resulted In Uie wit pees said, crueatiotrlnc brought
Helmus "correcting" the alleged mis- no -satfitfsctory- mpMsr '"".."j:
Rtrr-ntsMi to teii au BO WIW,
take. Christie said.
Kxpress Receipts Shown.
Callahan returned to the stand and
presented an express receipt and way
bill whloh. he said, were records of a
shipment of S12.500 in gold on March
17. 1130, rrom tne nisi fiw
asked that be talk to fewer persons.
Then began the examination, be seM.
which ended at 10:10 eclock at night,
when Helmus was taken to Jail. ,
Detectives Ualened Outside.
Detectives of a private agency were
outside the door while Helmus was
'n2hvasaV2nt cashier at the ! San?HWtrtl J that sbort-
Marf. State bank, of M.rfa. the next areprejmt .n
ere on I the First National nan
of' El Paso to the Marfa State bank at
Marfa. Ha wss dismissed without
vlfneaa said a snlDment or
in gold had been received there on
March 18. 1K0, from the hirst na
tional bank, of El Taso. The money
was for use of Jesna Ramirez, assist
ant paymaster of the Mexican army,
to whom It was delivered the follow
ing day, Avant said.
Says HeiaaM Admitted Shortage.
if m Murchlson. vice president of
the First National back, was called.
He told of a conversation wiu nw
n. n warrh 1020. in the presence
of officials of the bank. In regard to
the gold shipment to Marfa. Helmns.
OB saiC was questioned ivr uvn iaa
mm Karaamai nanje xrom we
Union Bank Trust company jind th e
8BomthinE like that," Mnrchison
answered, min stnU
-Didn't Helmas tell you that he had
at no time abstracted a cent?" Jack
ru5".-t he tell von that the Mores
were conversant with these apparent
shortages, wnicn were ibucw
(Continued on rage a. Column 41
Ac unprotected check 'when cer
tified becomes aa easy Instrument
of fraud. Last Summer. Will lain
EL O'Connor was arrested In Buf
falo, charged with dofrandlng hi?
employers, the Harvey Rim and
Wheel Co.. out of approximately
$4090, Oeorse E. Harvey, the com
plainant, said he bad signed blank
rheeka and that he did not know
what amounts were placed on
them by O'Connor. O'Connor said
all the cheeks he had handled were
certified and that he was gntlty of
no wronr-dolnK. The checks had
been sent to creditors and came
back with the amounts raised.
The courts have sometimes ruled
that the bank assumes the risk In
REGISTERED CHEMICAL FIBRE
INDEMNITY PR0T0D CHECKS
are iaaatectard under wvpvnrWm of
the Onanl Indemnity CoTOrratlOB of
America wtMM Bond traures user and
his Bank Jointly asamet
tne. Rarere ef tne name ef payee.
M. RtvMBjr ef the iiBooat, vrMett t
preheated tfereexh the ne ef the TtxH
twe eaier CheHc Writer.
"Prated" stssuar t the Ufc threa-3
paper asatf by the Batted States re
rnment In the manoTmrtcr of Bank
Notes cannot be obtained In the open
market and thereby prevents duplica
tion of cheek forms and forgery.
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S Paso. Tex.
Our .rystftn rs'giatratloT' prgrects
ui from veiling che ka to banfca fnr
th uw of drM"-ltor nell forgery
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YUco 8-qt. Atowmnni Tea, o AC
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Y'amco l'Hjnart Doable Boiler -1 o A
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Viko Ahnninum Doable Boiler, 1-qt. sis,
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Pan Set reduced to. P 1 . O to P 1 .aSf
A1I other Aluminum KItchenware reduced
In proportion. See our window display.
"Glasbak" Cooking Dishes
With these dishes you on cook and serve in die same dish.
Casserole, round or oblong pert enu, priced from $1.45 to $2.10
Pie Dishes priced at 85c and 90c
Bread Pans priced at 95c
Auto Glove Special
See our window display of these fasnoos Hansen Gaunt
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$2.75 to $4.00
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