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EI Paso, Texas,
Monday Evening,
february 21,191012 Pages
AH the News
Herald Prints It First
While It's Freah.
World's Fastest Aeroplane
an Will Fly In El Paso
unarles K. Hamilton Is
Brought to El Paso on a
Guarantee by The Herald
Will Fly Against Any Man
in the World for Purse of
Ten Thousand Dollars.
The Bird Man is here. Charles K.
Hamilton arrived this afternoon from
Tucson, hringing his big Curtiss eight
cylinder hiplane in a baggage car, and all
in readiness for his El Paso flights Tues
day and Wednesday afternoons at
Washington park. The biplane was at
once taken from the union station by the
expert mechanicians who accompany
the Bird Man, and it is being set up
this afternoon at the park for the first
flights Tuesday.
Having remained in the air 12 min
utes at Tucson Saturday against a 40
mile gale Mr. Hamilton has established
the fact that be can fly against the
wind; he will make his ascents in El
Paso, regardless of the weather, he de-
Tuesday being Washington's birthday
anniversary, all citv offices, public
schools, banks, and the federal building '
and postornce win ocserve uuiiuay
hours. This will give everybody, includ
ing the school children, a chance to see
the aviation exhibition.
El Paso is interested in the Bird Man.
All El Paso is talking of the flights
which Charles K. Hamilton will make
Tuesday and Wednesday in El Paso in
the big eight-cylinder Curtiss biplane.
Manager Nat Heiss, "the carnival
king,' went to Tucson Sunday to meet
the aviator and Biinz him. to El Pasd
today with his biplanes for the flights j
Tuesdav and Wednesday. The sale of
seats opened at The Herald office with j
a rush today. The seat sale and sale
of boxes will continue at this office un
til 12 o'clock Wednesday, and during
that time all coupons presented from
The Herald of Saturday and Monday
wall be accented for 25 cents in pay
ment for seats- A Herald coupon and
75 cents are good, ior a aoiiar ucKec, ana
a Herald coupon and 25 cents are good
for a child's 50c ticket. Box seats are
$1 each, five in a box. These coupons
are not good at the park. The admis
sion there is $1 ana 50 cents straight.
The first flights will be made Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Spectators are
invited by manager Reiss to be at the
grounds half an hour earlier to make an
inspection of the aeroplanes, if they are
interested in the machines. Mechanicians
will be present to explain the operations
of the machines to those interested.
Manager Reiss promises that Mr. Ham
ilton will fly regardless of whether it
blows or rains; neither wind nox rain
will interfere, he declares. Not only
will Mr. Hamilton sive an exhibition of
flying at heights and distances, but he j
will race with automobiles and motor-
cycles, and will give exhibitions of quick
starts ana stops, cutting figure eights
and doing various other stunts of an ex
citing nature.
R. H. Rinehart, who was given charge
of the automobile feature for the meet
ing, quit selling insurance long enough to
arrange for C. A. Stewart to race his big
Buick cars against Hamilton. R. E.
Allen will race his Excelsior motorcycle
against the aeroplane.
His daring feats will make the blood
boil with enthusiasm and excitement. It
will be EI Paso's first Onnnrriinirv- n cpp
. -mw T- - - - - .- J - I
tne man .turii, ana probably the last in
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(Continued on Page Four.)
.T-oton, Ariz-, Kcb. 21. Cbas. K. Hamilton and vife, ul manager, at
Rel sad wife, and their machines an d mechanics leave Tucson on the
Southern Pacific train Xo. 4, arriving i n EI Paso Monday at noon.
Mr. Hamilton made a sensational flight here Saturday. The wind was
blowing 40 miles an hour, but he remained in the air 12 minutes-, landing
Kafcljr- X
Herald Second to None
) Eichel, X. M., Feb. 18, 1910.
Editor E! Paso Herald:
Iiiave been a constant-reader of dairy -papers' for 2S years, and. con
sider The Herald second to none, either in the south or west, as a news
giver. Continue bending t?he daily to my address at Eichel-
Yours truly, Join Tillman.
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Charles K. Hamilton flying- over th e grandstand at Phoenix. Arizona. He
flies in El Paso Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at Washington Park.
Seats For the Aviation Meet
The advance sale of- seats for the champion Man Bird's flights at
Washington Park. Tuesdav and Wednesday afternoons, is being conducted
at TheCHerald office. Bov seats are $1 each, five to a box. whether
bought at The Herald or at the park.
Regular admission to grounds and grandstand is $1 for adults and 50
cents for children, but all tickets bought at The Herald office will be sold
for 75 and 25 cents, if the purchasers present coupons from The Herald of
Saturday and Monday, one coupon for each seat bought. Every Herald
coupon is therefore worth 25 cents to you, and the two are worth 50 cents,
or almost the value of a months subscription to The Herald. If you are
not a subscriber, .put in your subscription to begin with Saturday's paper
and make 50 cents.
Herald coupons will not be good at the parkj the regular price of ad
mission will be charged there.
The performances start at 2 o'clock Tuesday and Wednesday after
noons, and will continue about three hours.
III ylliLLI ynl 1 ilyylyLsii
Burning of Fuse on Arizona Car Resuls in Panic Among
the Passengers and Man and Woman Meet Death
Jumping From the Blazing Flashes of Elec
tricityAnother Man Badly Injured.
- ' Accident Happened Early Sunday
, Evening.
Amasa G. Smith, aged 35, 101S
Brown street, Sanderson, Tex.,
Miss Maggie Reilly, age 40
years, of Petrolia, Ont., Canada,
sister of Mrs. J. H. Laurie, pi
El Paso.
TV. H. Weldon, aged 48, stock
man, of Ashland, Kan.", guest at
Hotel Zeiger.
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Fear and panic caused the taking of
x em im i"" i
two lives, the serious injury to one per- j
son, and the injection of the panic fear I
m a
dozen passengers on an miateu j
Arizona street car near
the Kansas
street crossing at 6:50 oclock last night.
The harmless burning of a qontroler
box caused the fear, the panic and the
final death toll.
Without an instant's warning ,uie
- - i- -Q-nl-,- t An
iront oi me car JWai."u..-..
veloped in flames and the hiss of the
misdirected electricity increased the
l turmoil. Screams of'women and warn
ing cries of men were heard for blocks
below the mesa as the car, a huge,
speeding rocket dashed for nearly half
a block down the street. Two men
Jumped over the railing at the front of
the car, landing head downward in the
street. Cooler headed passengers
rushed to the rear, the only; exit, and
a woman stepped off backwards and
fell bn her back in ,the road.
Motorman Stays at P'ost.
Fighting with the, overheaa con-
j troler until his hands were burned.
niotorman Able was unable to shut off
the currenL Flnally the voltage was
killed byconductor Florence, who broke
ftjg connection by means of the rear
switch, Af ter the car wa st0pped, the
uninjured but frightened passengers,
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liaiim, electrical mss ana numan voice.
hurried to the side of three dust cov
ered forms. The injured man was car
ried by the passengers to Hotel Dieu,
nearby, and the dead were conveyed to
the hospital in push carts, supplied
from the institution. Excitement gave
way to a crushing sorrow, for friends
of both the dead were on fhe scene.
Only Three Even Injured.
Strangely none but the three were
Injured by the self-inflicted accidents,
and only the hands of the motorman
and the troussr leer of a. nassenerr show
ithe almost harmlessness of the flames,
j Both the dead and Injured men are
j ranchers, and married. The woman was
I a visitor in the city. All were nearing
their destinations at the time of the
At 1019 Brown street the family of
Amasa G. Smith and in the next house
near (relatives today mourn their share
of the. accident. A widow awaited her
husband in a sick bed, with a 2 year
old boy and a baby girl of 11 days, re
ceived the news through her sMer,
Mrs. R. C. Matthews, who lives next
door io No. 1015. Mr. Matthews was
with his brotherinlaw, seated at the
front of the car when the explosion came.
He escaped sately by the proper exit,
thinking hi relative would follow.
Mr. Matthews's Story.
"We ie-e seated at the front left
hand i-eat next he motor box." said Mr.
Matthews this morning There were
team In the rnafts eyes, as he told the
itory. vigre was the awful flash and
tho flames My trouser leg was burned
here, not her man J. H. L.aurie, I be
l;eve opened the doors to the closed
(Continued on page Six.)
fokio, Japan, Feb. 21. Japan, too, is to have an "exclusion act." A bill was
introduced in the diet today providing that no f oreignerjnay own land in Japan un
less he is a native of a country which permits Japanese to own land within its
boundary- 4 ;
Shoots Him When Father
Attacks Sister and Begins
' Pulling Her Hair.
Childress, Tex.. Feu. 21. Frauk I.
Craig was shot and instantly killed here
this morning at 8 oclock hy his loyear
old son, Al Craig, following the abuse of
the family by the fathei-.
Craig, it is said, commenced to quar
rel with members of the family preced
ing breakfast and later attacked a mar
ried daughter, Mrs. Tlutli Hamlin, aged
IS. He chased her into the yarfltcaught
her by the hair and dragged her around,
threatening to cut her rnroar. when the
son stepped from the comer or the house,
calmly shouldered a shotgun and pulled
the trigger, emptying the entire load
Into the left side of Craig's race
He fell to the ground dead. The boy,
who is small for his age, weighing only
R(t nnnnds. was Disced in mn. out tne
fv.,-'.f tViA niihiln .is -with him. as
OJ U1PH1.1.J V- ". J -
he declared
he was defending his fam
Los Angeles. CaL, Feb. 21. Two wom
en were killed and one man fatally in
jured when the California limited train
on the Santa Fe crashed into an outomo
blle at the crossing at Azusa, 20 miles
east of here, last night.
The deadare: Mrs. Anna Martin and
Miss Flqra-McEwen. of Pasadena. Chas.
A. Ericson, of Pasadena, was fatally
O. Louis Anderson, of Pasadena, driv
ing the car, escaped with a few
Washington, D. C, Feb. 21.
President Taft today nominated
Eugene Nolte as Lnlted States mar-
$ shal and Charles A. Boynton as
. United States attorney for the
western district of Texas. 5
i. Kansas City, Mo, Feb. 21. Clay
4. 'Clement, the" 'actor, dlec- suddenly
4. at the University hospital here this
-7. morning of anraemic poisoning.
4. ;
J. .,
Torroon, Mex., Feb. 21. Cnostructlon work has been commenced on an im
mense dam on the lower Nazas river. The work Is being: done by F. Wulff for
the wealthy house of Guillermo Purcell & Co., the most extensive ranchers
i nthe famous San Pedro cotton 7elt. The dam Is being built at a point between
Torreon and San Pedro, and will cost 200,000.
Seien miles of railroad track Iifcye been laid for the purpose of hauling
rock and sand for the masonry work,
tion, on the International line, to receive the many carloads of machinery, ce
ment xmd other material to be cmp!oet in general construction work. When
the worl- is well under way, nearly 1000 lahorers "will he given employment.
Rates of one and a third fare for
Wednesday for the aviation meet have
east an Sanderson: by tbe El Paso and
Rosa; by the Mexican Central as far
Northwestern over its entire line.
Owing to the short notice of the me
fie west could not put special rates into
law, but parties of ten traveling on one
third for the round trip on these roads,
west are organizing to come to El Pnso
. Waco, Tex., Feb. 21. Roy An-
derson, who was shot yesterday
by Charles Franks In a red-
light resort, died this morning.
Anderson is the third victim.
v Franks was a bartender, and,
prompted by jealousy, killed a
woman, Josie Donovan, shot
XIiUla Holt and Anderson and
then committed suicide. Lula
Holt is in a critical condition.
King of England Is Against
the Lords in Their Tax
ation Fight.
Loudon, England, Feb. 21. Parlia
ment was opened formally this afternoon
by king Edward, who was accompanied
bj- queen Alexandra. The state opening
was marked by all the pomp r.nd
pageantry associated with these occa
sions since 'the ascension of Edward
VII. ,
The king in a momentous speech from
the throne said: "The reccDj experience
has disclosed serious difficulties due to
recurring differences of opinion between
the two branches of the legislature. Pro
posals will be laid before you with all
convenient speed to define the lelatlons
between the houses of parliament so as
to secure .the undivided authority of the
house of commons over finance and Its
nm1nm!n4noa In 1 AfrfslfiTott
"These measures In the opinion of my
advisers, should provide that this house
. should be so constitutes anc so em
I , . , . wtU.- Ir.
powered as iu ueruiBe luipni nauj -
regard to proposed legislation the func
tions of initiation, revision and subject
to proper safeguards of delay."
Cairo. Egypt, Feb. 21. Boutres Pacha
Chali. Egyptian premier and minister of
foreign affairs, who was shot by a stu
dent yesterday, died todaj. The assas
sin, who is in custody, is a Nationalist
and declares he sought to avenge certain
acts of the government, which are dis
pleasing to the Nationalists.
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Washington, T. C. Feb. 21.
Senator Tillman continues to im
prove. His paralysis is much
less marked than yesterday and
physicians say the outlook for
his recovery is much more en
couraging. FATHER OF
Shreveport, La., Feb. 21. S. H. Sib
lev, the aged father of Henry Sibley,
who was recently sentenced to the penl-
Ltentlary on conviction on the charge
o Triiiiner a nnvsician nere. was lounu
dead In -bed this morning. The elder
Sibley declared, a family of physicians
urged his son to do the killing.
a.id n spur Is being laid at Homos sta-
the round trip to El Paso Tuesday and
been granted by the G. H. road as far
South vi extern as far north as Santa
south as Torreon and by the Mexico
eting, the Santa Fe and Southern Pad
effect, under the interstate commerce
ticket, can get the rate of a fare and a
Many parties throughout the south
on theKa terms.
Go From the Ropky Mount
tain Region, Where They
Were Terrors for Years".
Denver; Colo.r Feb. 21. The News to
day says the state department at Wash
ington has received a dispatch that three
outlaws from the United States, whose
names at one time were on the tongue
of every person in the Rocky mountains
region, have taken up tneir residences Iiigj
Argentina, and are leading a band of 1
brigands so powerful that the govern- j
m'ent itself is forced to pay tribute. 1
Thev are masters of a jrreat cattle
ranch," which extends into the mountains,
where the outlaws headquarters are lo
cated. The American leaders of the gang are
George Lsroy Parker, alias "Butch Cas
sidy;" Harry Lonbaugh, ailas "The Sun
dance Kid." and Harvey Logan, alias
"Kid Carry."
Logan was the leader of what was
known as the "Wild Bunch" gang of
outlaws that infested the Hole-ln-the-Wall
country in Wyoming, and Parker
hii fnri-H In RnirVK "Roast" an in
accessible -mountain retreat near the
Colorado-Utah-Wyoming boundarj lines.
Logan has fought and killed officers
and no prison ha? been strong enougn
to hold him., It is said the Union Pa
cific alone ha's spent half a million dol
lars trying to capture nm. Logan's es
cape from prison In Itnoxville, Tenn,
was one of the most spectacular on rec
St. Louis, Mo, Feb. 21. Actiag oh infermstioH received fcy the, feeeri ef
health that two girls of this city are suffering from lepreny caused fcy wtar
lusf "rats," made of Asiatic hair, G. A. Jordan, usslstxHt health ceafeissleaer
St. Louts, today began aa Investigation of tho Hale of hair seeds here.
The two victims are being treated secretly and Dr. Jerdaa will make aa
effort to hate them located and quarantined.
The girls were employed uatil a few days ago In a downtown stere.
Vienna. Austria, Feb. 21. rhe condition of former sultan Ahdal Haaaid.
Tvho attempted to commit suicide a few days no In a fit er frenzy, grews
worse, according to a Glspatch from Salonika, t
The dlspaich adds that the royal prisoner and his harem were teday re
moved to Constantinople.
Cairo, 111., Feb. 21. With n hundred more nillitiamea en route to Cairo on
a special train and with citizens In a enllen mood nwaitlnjr developments, to
day Is expected to bring the strained situation to a head.
The grand Jur will begin an Investigation of last Thursday night's riot
ing and the coroner's jury will conclude Its Inquiry.
Last night passed without serious Incident. The soldiers kept a vigilant
ee on tho entire city and a persistent drizxllns: rain did much to prevent the
people from congregating.
Get Tickefs For
Meet at The
Brin this coupon to Tho Herald office Monday or Tuesday.
Thiscoupon and 75c will be exchangeO.for.a rczulnr $1 ticket.
D.mo.mlvT-i TVin'f -nrtwunit lieram
. ,.crol v. ,ni.lir -Ticket at The
Box seats at $1 per seat will
Herald odfiee-
This coupon and 25c will be ecimn,ea hit a reputur ouv ucKec.
TTM-.ibi wf,,iorc nvf 25 cents bv puroh.isinjj tneir ticKets m :un
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Street Cars Operating in
Philadelphia, But Passen
gers Are Not Very Many.
This Frightens Patrons and
They Take to Skates and
Wagons to Gtet to Work.
-Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 21. Roller
skates In plaqe of ' street cars furalsh a
peculiar anomaly In this city today.
An attempt was made to operate street
cars, but the people were afraid to ride
and in many Instances hired wagon
Tens of thousands or people walked,
to work this morning In a heavy rain.
Every teamster willing to carry passen
gers found , people eager to pay high
rates of fare
One amusing sight this morning was
to see men and not a few woiaen'going to
work-on roller skate3. 'They 'made good
time and found the exercise exhHarat-
t ing.
The Traction company started care on
many. lines early this morning without
Interruption concentrating most of its
energy on lines rutmmg to the business
Few passengers were carried, how
ever, the fear of personal injury keep
ing the people off the cars. That this
fear Is well grounded. Is shown by re
ports of stone throwing and slight In
jury to a number of persons, which soon
began, to 'come in for different sections
of the city.
A thousand qxtra policemen and -firemen
were sworn In yesterday and city
officials are prepared to swear In S00O
more at the first sign of serious law-
r Iessness.
Three cars were set 'on fire this morn
ing, but the crowds were easily dis
persed by the police.
A serious outbreak occurred in the
mill district of the city this morning
when a crowd after beating the motor
man and conductor of the car. wrecked
It. The two men were seriously in
EI Paso Aviation
Herald Office
coupons at ins iraie. niuv musu oo
Herald office.
he on sale Monday morning at The
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