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Herald Prints It first pi. li k 3
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The Herald Galls Attention to Existence of Gambling;
Then to Show That It is P ossible for Officers to 6-et
Evidence, it Produces the Facts Eegarding a
Racetrack (rambling v Case Is It The
Herald's Duty t o Become the r '
Public Prosecutor?
Last week The Herald called attention .
of the officers of -the iaw to the exist-
ence of gambling in E Paso. J
This week The Herald had two of Its
representatives place bets on the races j
in Juarez, In au El raso saloon, and I
priniea xne zacts. :
Following the expose, the district at- i
torney summoned The Eerald reporters j
before the grand jury- One reporter J
went; he waited an hour ana 15 minutes j
and was not called to testify. This mat- j
ter was explained in The Herold yes-
terday. The Herald does noi desni It formed at jo octocK in tne morning mat
the dutv of a newspaper to file com- If he sent the proper man to the place be
plalnts 'against violators of the law; it j fore The Herald was issued, he could
called attention to the violation of the j place bets on the races m Juarez,
law and when the ofricers did not If the officers of the law choose to
gather evidence, it offered proofs mere- '
ly o show that it is possible to get (Continued on Page Twelve.)
Also Wounds Their Nurse
and Then Ends His Own
Life With a Revolver.
Birmingham, Ala, Feb. 19. George
Stephens, son of a prominent mine
operator, today shot and killed three of
his little children. He then shot and
fatally wounded their negro nurse and
then killed himself.
Stephens's wife died about 15 months
ago. He was 38 years old ana a railroad
This morning Stephens entered tae
room where the old negro nurse sat
with the youngest child, Jamie. 18
months old, In her dap.
Pulling a pistol, Stephens sent a bul
let through the child's head, the bullet
passing through -and striking the nurse
In the nead, inflicting a cangerous
wound. He next killed tils two little
daughters, Mary Elizaoetn, aged 7
years, and Blanche, aged rour years.
He then shot himself.
Stephens left a note, saying: "I am
to blame for It all."
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Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 19.
The Philadelphia street car
strike ds now on. The strike of
employes was ordered today and
shortly after noon the men be
gan turning In their cars.
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Kmsbs City, Mo, Fe. 13. William Jackson, 3S year oldj a bcsto janitor,
Trko last night coHfcssou t Staving aasaHlted five yonng wiite girls, wan
taken before the graBd jHry teday. Prosecntor Conkllne hn promised that he
would be tried Immediately.
Coming ho close apwa the hosginc here February S of t-rro negroes for
ass&Hltlag a white womaB, lutcHse feeling againt Jackson ha been aroused,
bat tkere hag been no public demonstrtation so. far.
Jackeon said last night mat he had bo neb roller skates and candy for
his child victims to Induce them to enter his room.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. 19. City marshal Pol Prjer, or Blanchard, and
officer Perry rrcre fatally wounded this mo'rniag In a fight -vith yeggman
following their attempt to rob the safe of the First .National bank of that
There were seven robbers in the gang and they succeeded !n blowing open
the "vault when the officer! attacked thsm.
The crackftmcB esccpetl on a handcar ana went west. Officers are in pnr
KHit aHd it is expected that there will bs n hot fight.
Both sides are heavily armed.
The explosion aronsed tne citizens and a hastily formed posse approached
the bank. The robbers fled before thy had reached the InslCe of the safe.
The posse pursued and n running revolver battle ensued and Perry fell.
The robbers then JHmped on handcars and fled toward ChIckasHa.
Posses from nere, El Heno and Chiekasha left today on a hunt for the
Blanchard bank robbers, set en In number. It is believed they headed toward
Oklahoma CIt, and if so a bloody battle Is inevitable. The towns ef Tnttle,
Mustang, Taken and Anadark arc on the lookout.
them. "Whose duty it i? zo gainer these
proofs. The Herald has riot said; but it
Is the duty of SOME oir-eer of -the city
and county C El Paso 10 see that the
laws are obeyed. .,
The Herald has not sought a contro-
;'.s "a i""-" i"- w.v " i
fleers choose to get riieu, n :s xneir xauir.
It may be Interesting- to tne general J
public to know that on the day The
Herald was printing t - expose of the r
Apex bar race track gambling opera- I
tions, county attorney Brldgers was in- j
New Mexico Territory May i
Have to Pay the Debt of
Santa Fe County.
Washington, T. C, Feb. 19. Officials
of the territory of New Mexico and
representatives of the people who 'hold
the bonds issued by the territory and
its counties liave been given a hearing
before the senate cojnmlttee, which is
considering statehood bills.
Amendments were suggested provid
ing that the proposed state of New
Mexico shall take over the debts of
Santa Fe county, amounting to more
than a million dollars, and consisting
chiefly of railroad aid bonds Most of
these bonds were voted in 1879 and the
principal and Interest have remained
The Issuance of the "bonds was justi
fied by the JTew Mexico delegation on
the ground that they were necessary
in order to Induce the railroads to de-
velop that section and it was stated
that they were Issued in tho same spirit
in which the United States govern
ment gave aid In building transconti
nental roads.
Tho , proposed stato of New Mexico
also wants, in addition to bequests of
public lands for school purposes, three
million acres to be Issued in wiping out
tho territorial debt.
No action was taken by the com
mittee but indications are that provi
sions will "be made for the payment of
tho Santa Fo bonds at least.
C. K. Hamilton and His Biplane In Numerous Positions
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No Further Troubledn Cairo
Where the Rioters Were
Killed and Wounded.
Cairo, 111., Feb. 19. Surrounded by
100 infantrymen, 12 convicted prisoners,
who were sentenced yesterday by judge
Butler to varying terms in the Ches
ter prison, were hurried to the depot
and out of town this morning at 5
oclock and taken to prison. Among
the prisoners was John Pratt, the negro
purse snatcher, wliose arrest resulted
In an attempt to force the jail and
lynch him yesterday morning.
ne member of the mob was killed
and four were wounded In this at
tempt. Few people knew of the departure of
the prisoners and there was no demon
stration' Last night passed quietly,
but the officials are apprehensive of
trouble tonight, as thousands of labor
ing men will 'be -at liberty after noon
today and the "feeling against the ne
groes is bitter.
This feeling isbeing aggravated by
the fact that a large 'number of-depu-ties
whp ired on the mob were ne-
groes. The streets are being patroled
by militia and1 crowds are not allowed
to gather.
The saloons remain closed.
El Paso Will
yliif ti&r &
Eatolog3', a new science in El Paso, Is
being studied by city fathers. Some
thing must be done and that Is about as
far as 'it goes at present, for ratology
is a new thing here.
As a student of ratology S H. New- that rats are doinr things to 'finery In
man offered some siitre-pstions tn kIu- . .f: ' "
council and started them thinking about
the rat stricken public. Mr. Newman
laid some rat facts before the common
council only Thursday, and he Is on
the war path that something be done.
Railroads to Blame.
"I believe that the railroads brought
the rats to us," said Mr. Newman, whr
Is an old resident of El Paso. "The first
rat I saw in this section was in Albu
querque in 188G, shortly after the first
track entered that town. The first I
sa-w here was only two years ago. Now
we have the feat question to face San
Francisco emploj'ed 1600 skilled rat
men to put down the plague. She pre
vented-ia- plague and an interruption to
business that would have caused great
loss. Rats disseminate all kinds of
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Managrna, Nicaragua, Feb. 19. The telegraph operator frith the government forces notified fiea. Toledo today
that the fighting at St. Tlcente ceased at .1 oclock yesterday afternoon, wieH the Insurgents retired in the direction
of Santo Tomas. - T
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United States consul Olivares, ivho has returned from Matagalpa, estimates the casualties la the recent fight
ing there at 14 killed, 70 -nnnuded. Nearly every house, vras sjrjiclc !y maxim shots.
The loss to the Americans Is chiefly in 'the matter of cattle aad horses killed or aquisitloncd.
Sulphur Springs. Tex Feb. 19.
Hooker Finney, a negro, escaped t lynch
ing by a mob of Como citizens by just
half an hour last night wnen he was
hurried to Greenville at s:30 uy officers
In a private conveyance.
A mob of q hundred men from Como
descended upon the "courthouse and jail
at 9 oclock and was shown through the
prison, and convinced that the prisoner
was not hiding there.
New York, X. Y., Feb. 19.
Neil Burgess, the actor, famous
-through his presentation of "The
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starred for years died at his celved from Germany. Swltser- ( aVs examlnation of Louis -R- Glavis In FoIlowin& the Los Angeles meeting,
home here last night. .;. land, England and France. , tfae Balllnger-Pinchot investigation came j Hamilton made a flight over the bay at
: . to an unexpected close today and Henry Sarf Diego, CaL, and remained in the air
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See the Bird Man Fly
They Were not Here TIncil TUree Years Ajro
diseases and are dangerous, besides
being inconvenient." .
The West Texas Fuel company is
building a $1200 rat proof grain store
house, Mr. Newman points out, and also
the stores of the city. He says the first
rats he saw here were at the Fassett &
Kelly hardware store, although of
course they do not eat nails or lead
pipe. B
The Native Rat.
As a matter of rat anthropology, Mr.
Newman tells of a varietv of rat pe
culiar to this locality. The kangaroo
rat was here long before the railroads
came, but this rat is a wild and woolly
sort of litle one, and lives In the moun
tains and never visits the city to do
shopping at Calisher's or the Popular.
Now the kangaroo rat, so Mr. New
man says, really looks like an Aus
tralian randaddy-long-legs. He has
white hair on his ears and on his tall.
Mamma rat carries her young arOurid.
too, although she has no baby pocket.
Finney attacked and assaulted the 10
yearold daughter of l?r. M. C. Lynch,
of Como, 10 -miles easf of iere, yester-,
daj. He was captured anr bronght here.
Upon his plea of guilty he" was sentenced
to 90 prears In the penitentiary and im
mediately afterwards vrns taken to
Greenville and from there to Dallas for
safekeeping, as a mob was determined
to lynch the negro If founa.
The girl will recover but is suffering
from ia nervous collapse.
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St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 19. En
tries to the internationarballoon
race which probably will be held
ax; y.fct''? .
- - Some Itatolojry.
The litle ones ju3t hang on, so Mr.
Newman says. This native rat builds
big nests of 'bark and mushrooms from
tree trunks.
But all that is not practical ratology.
Mr. Newman principally asks, "What is
31 Paso going to do about the rat
SnKgests City BayiBg Poison.
And he suggests that the city buy
a quantity of rat poison and distribute
it to the people who are willing to use
it. He read recently of a rat killing
concoction that not only kills the rat
that eats it, but spreads like a disease
nmonjr other rats a sort of an endless
chain exterminator and he recom
mends this. s
Other old timers corroborate Mr.,
Newman's story that rates were no
here in the early days and many be-,
Heve that shipments of goods brought
in by sea freight to Galveston brbjight
the first rats to El, Paso--partlcuIarlyf
rtraw lined casks containing china
ware. v
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G-iavis Reiterates Charges of
Crookedness; Further Evi
dence Asked.
FJco. was called to thp s-anrt.
Mr. Hovt's te?timonv oorrohn
.that given by Glav.Is as to taking the
Alaska coal cases up witn attorney gen
eral Wickersham. and nac to do also
with the stipulation of omitting the
name of R. A. Ballinger as attorney
from the Wilson coal land cases.
Mr, Hoyt said it was hla own sug
gestion that the stipulation was made
but as a matter of fact lja;;nger's rame
does appear in the record many times.
It was expected that Giffora "pinchot
would take the stand this afternoon.
Mr. "Vertrees introduced documentao
evidence containing denials by Interested
parties that there ever was an escrow !
agreement In the Wilson cases,
Glavis has charged hat Mr. Bal- i
linger's action in drawing up this al
leged agreement was a criminal actt but
that, the statute of limitations prevent
ed action on it.
To clear up the matter the committee
has sent to Seattle for the entire court
recurus m tuts wusun coai cases.
Washington. D. C. Feb 19. ThA
Get Tickets For EI Paso Aviation
Meet at The Herald Office
Bring this coupon to The Herald" office Mondav or TuesOav.
t TJiis coupon and' 75c will be exchanjred for a renilar 1 ticket.
This coupon and 25c will be exchanged for, a regular 50c ticket. 2
Henild readers save 25 cents bv pirrohasintr their tickets in advance.. ,
Remember! Don't present Herald coupons at the sale. Thev rnustkbe
exohrned for regular tickets at The Herald office " , '?$
JBox seats at SI per seat will
HeraM, office
U Paso, Texas,
atorday Evening,
February 19, 1910 28Pages
Will Try For World's Rec
ord for Height and Speed
Tuesday and Wednesday.
Two Big Days at Washing
ton Park To Race Auto3
and y-ive Famous "Glide"
EI Paso will see the bird man.
Charles K. Hamilton, in the Curtia
eight cylinder bipl2ne, will fly at Wash
ington park Tuesday and Wednesday
afternoons' fxcxn to 5.
Mr. Hamilton holds the world's record
1 for the fastest mile ever made in a
heavier than air machine, haying made
' the mile in 1:11 at Fresno, Cal., follow
ing the Los Angeles meet.
The El Paso Herald-today secured a
j guaranteed that brings the world fa
mous racer here on these dates. Sead-
i ers of The Herald can see the flights
'. for 75 cents if they clip the coupens
from The Herald today or Monday and
I present them at The Herald office witk
75 cents before 12 ocloclc wetines
! day. The admission at the gate win ba
$1. Children can see the exhibition
f T".... fnr- OZ .-.ATltQ if fV COSie tO
The Herald office with .Herald coupons;
at the park the admission will be 50
cents for children.
The Herald has not asked the busi
ness men of the city to put up a cent
to bring the bird man here. The HeraH
believes the people want to see an avia
tor in a heavier than air machine anafit
believes El Paso is entitled to suck aa
exhibition. The Herald has tnererore
arranged to bring Hamilton here becaus
it waats the people of El Paso and sur-
1 founding country to see the flights on
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoHS-
Hamilton uses a Curtis eight cylinder
biplane, the same machine which cap
tured all speed prizes at the great French
meet at Rheims, at Los Angeles aad at
Phoenix, Ariz.
Hamilton's managers offer to wager
$5000 or $10,000 that he can beat any
aviator in the world in a heavier than
air machine in a 10 or 20 mile race.
TTaTmltnn will race 10 miles azainst
! an automobile at Washington park both
Tuesday and Wednesday, ne wm awe
race five miles against an automobile
and five miles against a motorcycle.
He will also make an effort on Tues
day to break all records for height aad
will try to break his .own record for a
milellthe record of the world, asd
will do figure eights and other seecaing
ly impossible stunts.
Hamilton will give his famous "Ham
ilton glide," in which he ascends to a.
height of 1000 feet, shuts off kis ma
chine and shoots " down almost m .
straight line to the point of starting in
front of the grandstand. His managers
claim that he is the only aviator ia th
world who performs such a feat.
Hamilton took part in the aviation
meeting at Los Angeles, bet met with
an accident to his machine while 500
feet in the air and was compeled to
descend as quickly as possible. He made
the descent in perfect order, an almost
phenomenal occurrence.
I JSneilSh cnannei. ne aiso maue a iuSu
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At Fresno, following the San Diego
exhibition, Hamilton established a new
world's record for speed, covering a sule
in 1:11 flat. He hopes to beat that
record with his El Paso flight.
Special rates will be granted on all
railroads for the El Paso meeting. The
El Paso & Southwestern this morning
announced a rate of one fare and a third
for the round trip from all points on
its eastern division as far north as
Santa Rosa, and the agents of the oth
er roads have taken up the matter with
their general officers and expect the
rates to ce announced at once on tne
G. H. as far east as Sanderson; on the
Texas & Pacific as far east as Big
Springs; on the Mexican Central as far
south as Torreon, and on the Mexican
Northwestern (Sierra Madre) on its en-
tire line.
be on sale Mbndav morning a The

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