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El Paso, Texas. Tuesday Evening, April 5, 1910-12 Pages A1S the tt fferafdPrinlsit first While It's Frees. Left A Widow By " Death Of King Menelik UllUJel n . Ixliib IfmtQ i King" Captains, Lieutenants, Officeholders and Candi dates Wax Eloquent Over the Virtues of Democracy Triumphant, and Nominate Candidates Who Had Already Been Selected. Canned conventions have come and rvn-ncA conventions will ZO on as long I as the "ring" rules, but It is doubtful If there will ever be a more cut-and-drjed convention than the one held 3onday night to "nominate" a ticket for school trustees to represent the county and city "ring." So perfectly was the machine work ins that it required less than the cus tomary 30 minutes for the socalled con- vention, made up of the ring: lieuten ants, ring followers and the idly curi ous, to put through the ticket which had been selected three days before and announced puDilciy. Tnrney on tke Job. Then the machine started to grind out its stereotyped nominations for the good of the public schools and the city at large.- If. C. Booth, city auditor, automobllist in waiting to the mayor, and part manager of the Happy Hour theater, nominated TV. TV. Tmliey for permanent chairman, It was seconded by J. D. Ponder, and Mr. Turney, who evidently was not surprised, accepted the honor, and presided. C. TV. Fas-f-ett, who at present is -working on the city's books, arose and placed the ring ticket in "nomination," the same ring ticket that had already been announced by the men who make the ring's slates and pills. Here was where the boys got in their fine work, for, seconding nominations is one place where they shine. Before the nominations were put tq a vote judge Harper called for judge Wvinr tn "tu s about the Republicans on the other ticket," it hardly being j considered necessary to vote on the ticket as "nominated," since it had been agreed upon earlier In the game. Judge Eylar refused, the nominations were put before the socalled convention, the vote was unanimous, and after Joe Nealon ring candidate for district at torney had made a Joe Nealon speecn, Johnnie TVyatt. ring, chairman of the1 police commission and receiver for the waterworks, moved that they adjourn" and they did adjourn sine die. Starting -the Machine- While the crowd of Idle curious were sauntering through thp winging door of the. court room,-a. delegation of the men who are known as the ring lieu tenants came through the doors, pre ceded by J. D. Ponder, who took a seat at a table to himself as if expecting the usual formula of ".Mr. Chairman, I nominate judge J. D. Ponder for secre tary of this meeting." Maury Kemp led, followed by Dr. TV. H. Anderson, city health officer; James R. Harper, judge of the 41st district court: Park Pitman, county clerk by the grace of the statute of limitations, Henry Kelly and I. G. Gaal. superintendent of the county poor farm. Maury Opens It- Attorney ttemp bustled around the court room, went up to the judge's bench, came back and then waited until the crowd had quieted sufficiently to permit of his opening speech being heard. "Early in May there will be an election for school trustees," he said, with the same impressive tone Darwin no doubt used In announcing his theory of evolution. "We have met here this evening pursuant to a call and upon Invitation of a great many citizens who are Interested in our school system and in the prosperity and Improvement of the system. It Is necessary to perfect a permanent organization. The chair BEVi ERIDGE DENOUNCES THE TARIFF MEASURE Iadianapolir. Ind., April 5. When senator Bcveridge, in a speech as tem porary chalrmsH of the Republican state convention, today declared hi an iagVRism to, the hciv tariff law, he vrassreeted by Rreat applause. Repeating as his text, "I could not stand for it then and cannot stand for it hott," senator Beveridse made an impassioned defence of his action in vetlHjc against the Payne-Aldrich tariff bill. " Xike president Taft, I wanted free iron ore of which we have the great est deposit on earth, ami vrhich the steel trut chiefly control" he said like president Taft, I -wanted many raw materials that need no protection, put ea the free list.. Yet only ohc was so treated. "Like president Taft, I'vranted the ancient woolen schedule reduced; it jrives the -vooIeH trnst unfair control and raises the price and reduces the weight o? the people's clothing. "From few if any of the decreases do the people get a benefit. fT vras for a law that vvoultl hate protected the -wages of eery workinjr n Ir Indiana -and yet enable that working mqa to get his clothing and coai ferts cheaper and such a law could hate been written. It shall he written." The platform adopted ignores the Payne-AIdrlch tariff law and declares only for a protective tariff 'that covers ihe difference in the cost of pro duction here and abroad," also a demand for the immediate creation of a "geaaiBe permanent nonpartisan tariff commission." PRAIRIE FIRE SWEEPS RANGES NEAR PL A TEA U Plateau, Texas, April 5. But for the prompt and untiring Tvork of nearly 100 men, this section of the country -would now be in the throes of the most destructive prairie fire ever known here. About 2:30 Monday afternoon sparks from a Texas & Pacific engine set lire to the tall dry grass, about threequarters of a mile east of this place, which rapidly spread in various directions. The cowboys and section men began promptly to fight 'Ihe flames, but with out .success. Section forces from Alamore, "Van Horn, "Wild Horse and Boracho were will entertain a motion or motions for officers to preside over this meeting." Booth and Turney. There was the customary nause to give the cut and dried meeting the ap pearance of being spontaneous. Finally, when the psychological moment ar rived. D. C. Booth, city auditor, city purchasing agent, excounty paymaster and automobllist to the ma-or, also part manager of the Happy Hour thea ter, arose in all the dignity of his 200 odd pounds, and forgetting to recognize the chair, nominated W. W. Turney to be the permanent chairman, only Booth called him "senator Doubleyou Double you Turney," to have the proper effect. The nomination came as no surprise to Mr. Turney, for he had evidently been waiting for the lightning to strike since before 8 o'clock with his feet in one of the windows of the railed off portion of the courtroom and with his back to the crowd. Judge Ponder, al ways to be denfended upon to second anything, seconded the nomination with such alacrity that the man who had evidently been slated to perform this important part in the play, did not get a chance until Ponder had got away with it. There were no other nomina tions, and Mr. Turney was selected to preside, the attorney breaking off an Interesting conversation for the less pleasant task of making a speech at a "fixed" politcal meeting. Ponder Got His Regular Job. J. D. Ponder was nominated for secre tary. He always is. From force of habit he was nominated by half a dozen of the faithful, J. R- Harper leading the chorus. Someone nominated D. C. Booth for the same office, which -was considered a good joke by the crowd, as they howled their delight. This motion was lost for the want of a sec ond, and it was secretary Ponder from that moment. Closing his career as presiding officer with the remark, "I suppose it is not necessary at this time to have a treasurer," which was also considered a good joke by the amuse ment seeking crowd, temporary chair man Kemp modestly retired, stating 'that he gave way to a better known man in the person of Mr. Turney. Senator Tnrney Talk. Referring pointedly to the meeting as "your meeting." as if he wished to dis claim any particular credit or ownership of it. Mr. Turney plunged inr "I thank Mr. Kemp for his pleas antry. I thought he was going to say a better looking man, but he stopped short before he reached that point," said Mr. Turney. "The purpose of this meeting tonight, as I understand it. has for Its object the selection of candidates for the office of school trustees for the ensuing two years. "I feel, from looking over this meet ing, that the men you shall nominate will be men of integrity, men imbued with the idea that the standard of El Paso's schools should be kept at the highest plane, men who will honestly and fearlessly discharge the duties im posed upon them by law. "El Paso today, and for many years past, has had schools of the best stand ing in the state. All the education I ever gained in any school was through the public schools of Texas. They were good enough for me, and I think we should make them good enough for any body. Defends School Board. "There was some talk through the press and on the streets that the schools had been conducted extravagantly, but I do not believe that is true, and they have failed to show wherein it has been so. "We must remember that it costs more to live in El Paso than in any other city in Texas: it costs our teachers (Continued on Page Eleven.) hurried here on a freight train, being reinforced by every available man for miles around, and the fight continued without food or rest until midnight, when It "was got under control, only about 30 sections having been burned over. This is a great loss in grass to the cattlemen, however, at this season of the year. The heaviest loss was on the Evans ranch, where they had -just had water piped and 500 head of cattle j placed on this now devastated pasture. An additional 500 head of cattle were on their way to the range when the I fire was discovered- Prohibition Is the Issue in Many Elections in Pro gress in Many Places. MICHIGAN VOTES OUT 309 SALOONS Detroit, Mich., April 5. More than 300 saloons were voted out of business by the people of 19 Michigan counties yes terday. Of the counties where local op tion elections were held, 20 counties voted dry and 16 voted wet. Wisconsin Faces "Dry" Itsue. Milwaukee, Wis., April 5. Municipal elections are being held throughout Wisconsin today. In many places the "wet" or "dry" issue is before the peo ple. Colorado After the Saloon. Denver, Colo.. April 5. Municipal elections are being held today in a num ber of cities and towns in Colorado. The saloon is the issue in many in stances, party lines being disregarded. Illinois Faces Saloon Issue. Chicago, 111., April 5. One of the most important aldermanic elections in Chicago's history is being held today. The regulation prices of gas and tele phone service and the construction of a passenger subway are among the ques tions to be settled by the next council, and the reform organizations are put ting forth every effort to defeat the so called "Gray Wolves More than 200 cities and towns in Illinois outside of Chicago are voting on local option. AUSTIN' WILL HAVE SHAM BAT TLE AM) FIREMEN'S PARADE My Goodness Gracious. Knt They Are Going to Celebrate in the State Cap ital Dam To Be Built. Austin. Tex., April 5. All indications today are that the contract for rebuild ing the great dam across the Colorado river has been approved in -the city elec tion by a vote of 20 to 1. The dam will cost $1,000,000. The Dumont Halmes company, of Chicago, is to build it. The result will be celebrated tomorrow by a school children's parade, a sham bat tle by the local militia and speeches by governor Campbell and -mayor Wold ridge. The volunteer firemen will also parade. NEGRO RISHED OVC OF REAlSfttiFMOB. Shreveport, La.. April 5. Simp Wilts, a negro, was brought here today from Monroe to prevent a mob frcm lynching him. TViltz killed marshal L. A- Ward, of Farmersville, and admits the crime. He also admits killing an Indian In Oklahoma. A mob was en route to Monroe when the officers hurried the negro away. , & TWENTY HORSES BURN IV CAR. "Wichita Falls. Texas. April 5. . A carload of 20 fine blooded horses consigned to the G M. A Griffin stock farm at Clinton, Okla.. were burned to death In the railroad yards here late lafit nighr. All but three horses were incinerated. The loss Ls $20,000. The origin of the fire is un known. WOMEN', CHILDREN' AXD NEGROES PARADE. Marshall, Texas. April 3. Fifteen hundred women and children and 200 shopmen formed one parade this morn ing and negroes formed another in support of the prohibition issue in the local option election, which is being held here today. Good order prevailed, and there was no outbreak as threatened because of the negroes' participation In the elec tion. ANTI-OPTION' BIT.I, TO BE REPORTED IN' HOUSP "Washington, D. C. April 5. Chairman Scott, of the house agricultural com mittee, today said, he will Introduce in the house this afternoon the anti-option bill as finally agreed upon in com mittee. The bill will assert power only under the interstate commerce law and will seek to control cotton orders only when wired from state to state. jf Jm 4- LIVE WIRE KILLS A HU JsTREET CAR CONDUCTOR. San Antonio, April o. Otto ' Bulan died last night from the r enect or a shock received when he attemptei to nick n a iiv wire blown down during a hail storm. Bulan was a street car conductor and lived an hour af ter receiving the shock. & 4' 4i4iAAv 1j, Justa Story Of a Dirty TRUE, it was a machine, a cold, , formal machine, created of Iron j rods, steel springs, glass and paint. But just the same, it had a i heart somewhere down In its metalic ! organism. For a very long time it had done its duty there in the lobby of an El Paso office building. It had received pay and delivered just as flesh and blood machines do. It was an inanimate salesman, a salted peanutvending ma chin , Finding of Skeleton Suggests That It Might Be That of Man Shot Down. RECALLS STIRRING SCENES IN EL PASO Was the skeleton exhume;! in the basement of the Popular the other day j that of a one time district judge of CI Paso? Aloert J. Fountain, of Mesilla, N. M., thinks it was. Fountain, in the belief that the identity may be estab lished, sends a description of former district judge Gaylord J. Clarke, who was killed here in 1S70 by B. F. Wil liams, a man who had also made an at tempt on the life of Mr. Fountain's father, A. .T. Fountain, who was later murdered on the New Mexico plains. Mr. Fountain writes The Herald: Mesilla. N. M.. April 2, 1910. Editor El Paso Herald: I I see in your paper an account where- in digging a pit for a new freight ele vator at the Ponular store, the work- J men dug into a decayed coffin and ex- j humed a body, which is believed it was interred about 30 years ago. I lived ! S in El Paso from 1S66 to 1S75. About September, 1S0. a lawyer named Wil liams killed district judge Clarke with a shotgun; he fired two loads of buck shot into the judge's breast, tearing a big hole in the judge's breast. The J killing was done in El Paso street near Walz's store. The judge was a Mason and was buried by the Masons In the Masonic cemetery, which was on San j Antonio street on the east side and j about 500 yards from El Paso street, j The body was placed in the coffin and . some slake lime was put around the f body. I It may be that the Popular store is on the ground where the cemetery was and that the body is that of judge Clarke, it would be well to find out If there wa lime in the eoffrn. also to see if there are any .signs of. the breast hones helnsr broken anil one can hf. siiro ;iPtimtBthose are the remains of Judge Clarke. Judge Clarke was about 3 feet. 10 inches, had black hair and a long black beard. , Yours truly. . Albert- J. Fountain. The undertaker who has the bones that were exhumed says the smaller bones had all decayed and he only got the skull and the big bones of the arms. and legs, and part of the spine. The bones had been removed before the un dertaken was called and he does not know if there was any quicklime in the casket or not: neither does he know if there were any evidences of black beard I or hair with the remains. Story of the Killing.. TV. TV. Mills, in his 'Forty Years at JJj0' ireajiv arose out of thelef ?"?: " Ul "ose out of the elec-. 14W41 V. ,Vtl4VL iifttlO d2 UII1C1 CAWU' tive of Texas. Gov. Davis was the father of "Waters iavis, at present a leading attorney of El x-aso. Mills, ln his story of the billing, says: On a fine autumn day. 30 years ago on El Paso street, where the Mundy block now stands, Gaylord J. Clarke and B. Fc "Williams were shot to death within a few moments of each other and within a few feet of each other." Clarke was a scholar, a lawyer and at j. the time of his death was judge of the m Paso district. He was a Republican. J B. F. Williams came to El Paso about the time that Clarke came. He was also f a lewyer, naa served in me tjon federate army and was a Democrat. Albert H. French was a Boston man, who had gone to California In his youth and had come to El Paso in 1S63 as a captain of. California Volunteers, had married there and was a peace officer of the county. A. J. Fountain has been -mentioned elsewhere In these pages. The quarrels grew out of an election held about a year previous in which Clarke and French suDported Hamilton for governor and myself for the legisla ture; Fountain and Williams leading the opposition. Davis was inaugurated governor and Fountain was all powerful at the state capital. But now trouble began for the vic tors. Williams believed that bv sun- porting Davis and Fountain and aiding to aeieat ana uLiicmibe injure me he had earned the judgeship of the El Paso .. -- jn x t - aisincL, ivi.ivii ... tIie uisposal of Fountain. But Fountain conceived an ! idea that It would be a ETOOd I move to placate at least one gentle- i man and at the same time win away from me my inena ana so, to the sur prise of everybody, he tendered the judgeship to Clarke, and it was ac cepted It has been falsely stated that-Clarke! T (Continued on page Six.) Little Boy and the Salted Peanuts But yesterday the machine nw n r.Q. sort of customer, a dirty, ragged little ! Mexican cnap, ciotned in more dirt than cloth. It took the boy a long time to lo cate a solitary cent piece. He Invoiced all his pockets in the finding. And the machine noted It f At last the boy placed the cent in the slot and pushed the lever. 'There was an eager hungry look on the boy's face- If ever a machine smiled, this one did. a smile of good feeling and sympathy. HID Iff - - ?' nfmmSrWz!SSKW III I HPIB yifMiK. 8HBHKv-Si 1 1 MMWrWr mJBmmj Q.TTEEN or TEXAS CONSE PRAISE - Fort,Worth. Texas, April 51 The names of Roosevelt and PInBhot were linked together in' the announced -poll- I cies and applause at the opening ses-, i " '" " - ' sion of the Texas conservation congress here today. The delegates declared that the con servation of natural resources meant the application of the square deal to all and special privileges to none. James C. Sipe representing Mr. Pin chot, electrified his audience by an em phatic denunciation of. the special in terests. Sipe urged the convention to request the Texas congressional dele gation to vote for the "withdrawal bi'l," drawn this afternoon it is expected that Ws Qn m be foowe and in the resolutions which will be ggestion will be followed. Thirty-four counties are represented j in today's session. Two hundred are here today but more are expected by tonight. Secretary of state Townsend, mayor M. Davis. M. L. S,wlnehart, of Pecos.; A. S. Hawkins, of Midland; A. D." McNair and Avery Turner addressed HOPE FOR CHEAP MEAT HAS PASSED President Slaughter of Cat tlemen Says Meat Boy cott Is Laughable. vention of the Panhandle Stockmen's;! associ .Ion opened here today w'ith 5060! visitors attending. President Slaughter delivered his -an-M T nual address, ln which he declared thej boj'cott on meat was purposeless and! laughable. . He said the hopq for cheap meat has passed, as there is no more free grazing land. BROOLYN BANK' CLOSES DOORS New York, N. Y., April o. The doors of the Unfon bank of Brooklyn were closed this morning. The bank has - seven branches. O. H. Cheney, state superintendent, has taken hcarge. The assets and liabilities were not .made known. ArnivHner tn siinprfn ti-nflftnt PhsiiPV. the "bank Is in an unsafe condition be-'' cause certain, of its assets are of a character for which the present man agement is not responsible." Edward M. Grout, former controller dent of the bank. It has a capitaliza- tion of 1,000,000, and deposits of $5,-- 000,000. By . T. G. Turner , Out came the little brown balls. Thejj, filled the hand"bf the little boy, tlje fat, chubby, dirty little paw of the street animal that he -was. And 'tlje peanuts continued to come, until the other hand was filled. Still they came, half a hatful in all. And then the machine clicked, a soft click of satisfaction. The machine had performed its mission. There were no more salted peanuts inside or the ma uut uum liaio uun muiu JJCIlcruua. But the boy was satisfied and happy. chine would have been more generous ABY55INIA.- RVATION ' SHOUTS IN OFFWHOT t hereon vention today. All favored Texas 1 leading for conservation. JS-f.-J l"":. w ajt i. yiiu Ur- xciitri AivJtii xau. r . vj Mondell. congressman -rois T7yomIng and president of the Dry Farming con- j gress. was read to the convention: ; "I desire to extend greetings from the j National Dry Farminar consrress to the first) Conservation congress of Texas, j I am confident that much good will come from the deliberations of the body. Texas, with Its wide area of semi-arid territory is vitally inter ested In the work of conservation being carried on by the Dry Farming con gress. "No poblem which will be presented before your congress can be more ,im- j portant than that of extending tha area I cf profitable agriculture "in semi-arid ' regions through the a'doDtion of thor- ough and scientific tmethods of rnltiva. tion. vWe earnestly hope for' cooperation of--the- Texas Conservation' congress with the work of the Dry Farming con gress. "Very trulV yours. "F. TV. Mondell." k fr . 4 TAKES POISON" FOR ' MEDICINE AND DD3S. Dallas. Tex., April 5. Mrs. T. Wr Lindlajr fell to the floor r? j 1 ji 2 ' T ! T i T j T ! T T jl, ' , - j while preparing the evening meal last night, and when her husband rushed to her assistance, she whispered: "Carbolic," and died 4 soon afterward":. 1 An. empty bottle which had con tained poison, was -nearby sim ilar to one from which she had been taking medicine It Is be- lieved she swallowed the poison by mistake. . i the whole affair. , 1 Roosevelt Vpplauded. 44 -A4,4.4... The sensation' caused by a determina . . tion of Mr. Roosevelt pot to be receive j bv the pope on the terms made by car- STATE WILL NOT BUY - dinal Merry Del Val continues un- 4 ANY MORE TRUST TOBACCO abated. The press today is filled with Austin. Tex.. April 5. r.abor corainis- I columns on the subject. sioner Myers today advLscd purchasing agent "White not to buy socalled "trust" tobacco .for ..veterans at Confederate home. This is ' the only institution for which the state buys tobacco. ' SENATE CRITICISES BEVERIDGE'S ABSENCE TVashiujrtoH, P. C, April 5. Again when the statehood hill .was called e the calendar, senator Borah (Idaho) -anked vrhat riht Bcveridse had te take the statehood report to Indiana, to revise and change It to suit himself, Jastead of Icttinjc It Ro to the printer In the regular order. Hale (Maine) made an attempt to defend Reveridjce Ir hi action. A Democratic member nid they understood it that Beveridge wasted te make his report u piauk in the Indiana state Republican platform. There was laughter and merriment In the senate and pres and other galleriei. Beverldge by his action Is causinsr sentiment ln the senate anything hut friendly to him. DROPS DEAD A T THE FUNERAL OF FRIEND 3Tarshnll. Teian, Vpril 5. 3Ir.s. Julia I assiwtlnir be neighbors of Mrs. S. D. I latter's husband, who died imlilenly TO DRIVE Victor Emanuel Calls on Ex President at His Hotel in Italian Gapital. VATICAN EPISODE REFUSES TO DOWN Roosevelt Declines to Help Either Side in Religious Controversy. Rome, Italy. April 5. King ,Vlotor Emmanuel called on Mr. Roosevelt at the latter's h.otei this morning. Soma time wa spent in animated conversa tion." Following the"chat. the kfng an3 Mr. Roosevelt entered his majesty's mo tor car and paid a visit to the barracka of the cuirrassiers, the royal bodyguard The culrrassiers executed a series of maneuvers for the former president, who was much pleased. Dinner to the ColoHel.. Last evening there was a grand din ner at the palace given by the kin-gaud queen in honor of colonel Roosevelt and his family. Great preparations had been going on for thi event and the queen herself directed all the arranger ments, desiring- that no details should be neglected. In all, Mr. Roosevelt had a strenuous day. After his meeting with the Icing he visited the pantheon, where he was the object of a popular demonstration. He lunched -with ambassador Iielshman and received the Italian journalists In the afternoon. , Reception Is AnBHled-- Mr. Roosevelt today called off tn re- -ception'to the members ofthe-American colony-, set for tomorrow night. This j action can be traced directly to the is- I 5'', , TT Alr JE - - -. -- ,.-,. - Methodist church, in which the latter made a bitter attack on the Catholic trhurch. Apparently Mr. Roosevelt does not propose to be used by anyone to the disparagement of anyone else, for this morning he requested ambassador Leishman not to hold the reception planned for Wednesday A. Methodisrt Tirade. Dr. Tipple called en Mr. Roosevelt yesterday and later madp a piiblic state ment which lifted the Vatican episode out of the realm of the personal and gave it a worldwide significance. "Mr. Roosevelt has struck a blow for 20th century Christianity." said Dr. Tip ple. "The representatives of two great republics have been the ones to put the Vatican where It belongs- The Vati can Is Incompatible with republican, principles. This Is a bitter dose for the patriotic Catholics in America to swal low. T wonder how many more doses of this sort will they take befare thy l revolt? Roman Catholicism is the un compromising foe of freedom. Th world advances, but the Vatican never." Reception Called Off. Ambassador Leishman. haC arranged ' Vo rooontinn i tlio ImorlMH mhs?S'r in order that Mr. Roosevelt mighjfc meet the Americans in Rome, regardless of their religious faith. The appearance. however, of Dr. Tipple's statement dis pleased many American Catholics, wh; forthwith manifested an intention of staying away from the reception Jf th Methodists of the organisation repfe-; sented by Dr. Tipple "were to be present. The matter was carried to Mr. Rooee- A"elt- "Krno aIler nearms ootn siaes. j promptly asked Mr. Irishman to cancel papers of an snaaes ot poimcat opi- ion, with the exception of the-clerical 0iff.ns. support Mr. Roosevelt's attitude. Some violent anticlerical sheets are try (Continued on Page Two.) Little, of this clt. Tell dead while Walker in funeral nrcnaratioan for the r ant night. "