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EI Paso, Texas, 9
Wednesday Evening
April 20, 1910 - - - IS Pages
All the X)tts
Herald Prinfis It First
"While It's Fjresh.
Will Eun Through Roswell
to El Paso, Making Short
Lone to St. Louis.
Quanah, Texas, April 20. More than
250 representatives from the cities of
Matador, Afton, Emma, Plainvlew, Hale
Center, Lubbock, Dickins City, Espuelo,
Lyman, Ball, Escatado, Tex., and Ros
well, Carlsbad, Acme and Poriales, N.
M-, are in Quanah representing their
various cities before the annual meet
ing of the directors of the Quanah,
Acme and Pacific railway.
Plainview 'and Hale Center are car
rying on an especially active cam
paign to secure the road for these cit
ies. President Samr Lazarus has arrived
from St- Louis and nothing has been
given our authoritatively yet as re
gards the points probably to be selected
by the president and directors.
A banquet was tendered al! repre
sentatives by the Quanah chamber of
commerce in the First State bank build
ing and addresses were made inform
ally by president Lazarus A. M- Dow
den, president of Plainvlew Commer
cial club, D. E. Decker, Ben J. Broth
ers, president of Quanah chamber of
commerce, and J. L. Elbert, of Quanah,
and by representatives of the various i
interested towns.
It is given out that the entire line
will be constructed from Quanah by
way of Paducah, to Roswell and EI
Short Line East.
When completed the line will give n
connection with the 'Frisco, terminat
ing at Quanah, the most direct line as
well as the shortest between Kansas
City, St. Louis and Chicago, and the
Pacific coast by way of El Paso or any
other point.
It will be more than 200 miles shorter
than any existing route and will at the
same time ga through a great develop
ing section of west Texas and New
Mexico, also making connection at El
Paso with the Rio Grande, Sierra Ma
dre & Pacific railway now building to
the Mexican California lGulf coast.
At the meeting of directors of the
Quanah, Acme & Pacific, the directors
voted to increase the capital stock to
$750,000 additional, and float bonds on
the 44 miles now completed at $30,000
per mile. The directors authorized the
officers to push construction as rap
idly as possible to Roswell and El
Paso, work to start May 1st. All the
present officers were re-elected.
Representatives are also here from
various central Texas points in con
nection with the Quanah, Seymour,
Dublin and Rockport railway, recently
chartered to build from the Red river
by way of the cities mentioned, through
(Continued on Page 2)
Having seen old man Halley's comet
75 years ago, an El Paso woman is
straining her aged eyes each night to
see the comet of her girlhood again.
Miss S. E. Church, who lives in East
EI Paso and "who came here two years (
ago from her home in Ogdenburg, N. ,
Y., says she has a vivid remembrance
oi seeing tne iainous comet when she i
was a girl of S years at her New York
home. She is now S3 years old, but Is J
still active and expects to get up early
eacn morning until she sees the comet.
which made such a deep impression on
her mind 73 years ago. The records of
the Halley comet show that it was vlsl- I am anxious to see it and compare It
ble In the United States from November I with the one I saw when I was small."
4 to 13, 1835, which makes Miss j The comet was seen early this morn
Church's estimated dates when she sa-w ing by H. L. Capell -from his home In
the comet correct, Altura Park by mean of a field glass.
"I "Went OUt Of the hOUSe -With m-o- Ti tt-nc iri r oacf ?rl i-f flr;r nmionml
mother and sisters," she said, "to ,see J
the comet which we had heard so much '
The comet has been seen by an El Pasoan. It was Halley's comet, too.
Wednesday morning about 4 oclock, Henry E. Capell, vrho resides In Al
tnra Park, while looking at the morning jtar, saw, a blot of light just a little
to the north, of the tsr and trained his glasses upon it. At once, he could
distinguish the tails of the comet and says It sbovred very plainly through his
ipera glasses.
The comet was Tlsible for Home time, but as day began to break, and the
Kun began to put In an appearance, it disappeared, the sun's ray being too
strong even for the most famous comet of the century. The comet appears
almost directly above where the sun rices,
Mr. Capell believes. 4 oclock i.s abont the best time to look Xor It.
"Save The Babies" Fund
Fraudna Hardie sends The Herald $1.50 to "Help save the babies."
and Caroline Dixon and Charlotte Ellis liave subscribed $1 each.
With ?5 ea?h from Katharine and Elizabeth Pfaff, $5 from William
Tooley. $5 from Billie Fewel Coles, $10 from Teddy Oooley, and the
long list of contributions of $1 and over, previously acknowledged,
tihe fund to "Save the Babies'-, has already readied $85.50, given by
only 3G little people- A fund of $500 is needed in addition lo what
the cityr4md county will probably give.
1 'Bob ' ' Chanler of New York
to Be Husband of Mme. -Cavalieri.
New York, X. Y., April 20. Mme. Lina
Cavalieri, reputed to be the most beau
tiful woman in the "world, has given her
answer by cable to millionaire Robert
TV. Chanter's proposal, -popped three
weeks ago, before she sailed for France
And it is "yes." as these dispatches
show Cavalieri's acceptance from Paris:
Robert Chanler, Now York:
I will accept your proposal of mar
riage on my return to New York next
season. Much friendship and love. An
swer by cable.
Lina Cavalieri.
Chanler's reply from New York:
Mme. Lina Cavalieri, Paris:
I accept your proposition. It is a
long wait, but wise.
Robert TV. Chajiler.
Zing! How the telephones rang. Chan
ler, with Mile. Lina Cavalieri's cable-
J gram still in his hand, summoned his
Iiiss Lima. Cwaueki
Photo- ere rcvii?
bocom friends to an impromptu bachelor
dinner to celebrate her consent to share
his millions and his life.
It was a joyous affair, that dinner.
Hp crave it in the exclusive AIds. in
sixth avenue, just around the corner
from Central park. His guests were
Henry Clews, jr., Peter Cooper Hewitt,
E. B Herzog, Robert MacCannernon and
Richard le Gallienne.
BoV Chanler, the artist-exs-heriff of j
Dutchess county, looked all the happi
ness he said he felt over being affianced
to the reputed most beautiful woman in
the world.
When he proposed to the reigning so
prano Of. the Manhattan Grand opera
early in February, she said he would
have to wait three weeks for his an
swer. She has exercised the right of
beauty to take ner own time and it
has taken her two months to give her
The grandson of John Jacob Astor,
however, drew on some of the family
reticence now that she has consented to
marry him and refused to discuss his
Mr. Clews- stated that Mr. Astor con
templates going to Paris next month
to visit the songstress and 'plead with
her for an earlier marriage date.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 20.
Thomas Taggart, former chair
man of the Democratic National
committee, formally announced
today that he will be a candidate
before the legislature next year
to succeed Albert J. Beveridge
In the United States senate.
about and which my mother had read to
us about. I don't remember whether it
had a tail or not, but I do remember
that it was so brilliant that it filled
about one-third of the sky and covered
our house with light. It looked real
near to me then, and I am sure it was
Halley's comet, for my folks had been
taking down books to read about it for
months before. That is whp I am anx-
ious to see the comet this time. I have
been redoing ab'out it for a 3ear and
from what I have read, I believe it is
the same one as the one I saw when a
srirL onlv it seemed more brilliant then
than the books describe it to ho now.
to him as a vapor in the sky, but under j
the glass showed plainly. j
Superintendent Martin Is
Dismissed for Criticising
the School Board.
Whereas, By the recent publica
tion of an article severely criti
cising the .school board, character
izing the member collectively, as
being absolutely Incompetent and
reckless, and further that the
financial condition of the school
is not the only cause for reflection
and censare cpon the board, this
broad assertion and insinuation be
ing left vtlthont further spec'flc
charge or explanation, carries with
it a serious reflection upon .the
honor and integrity of each mem
ber of the board and, vrhereas, this
article was officially signed by F.
"I. Martin. super'ntendent city
schools, therefore
Be it Resolied. That we resent
and denounce this article as being?
uncalled for. unwarranted by the
facts and grossly insubordinate,
vre therefore, upon a roll call of
this board and an aye and no -vote
dlmlKs the .said F. M. Martin from
the .service as superintendent, the
dismissal to tke Immediate effect,
from and after the passage of this
With one swoop of the sword ofl
trusteeship, four members of the
school board severed tne head of F. M.
Martin as superintendent of the public
schools of El Pas at a meeting held
in the council chamber at the city hall
Tuesday afternoon at 4:lo.
The meeting was called for this one
purpose and no other business was dis
cussed except when tiustee Henry
Welsch suggested that N. R. Crozier;
principal of the "high school, be named
as temporary superintendent to read.
.the mail addressed to the superintend
ent and do like chores about the or
President Carpenter, who called the
meeting to order, Immediately took up
the business at hand, stating: "We have',
called this meeting for the purpose ofs
considering a letter which appeared in
!... r'., TToroM oib-nd 1- "C V
J4&SI Xllglll O AAi . oigjis1 '. -- - .-.' -l
Martin, the superintendent of schools.
Worsham Moves to "Fire.
Here Dr. B. M. Worsham arose from
his chair and handed to secretary John
H. Harper the resolution which had
been prepared and was written in ink.
Harper read the paper and Worshara
"I want to say in offering that reso
lution that when I went on the school
board I did so for the purpose of serv
ing the interests of the schools and it
seems to me that Martin's usefulness
has ceased and under the existing con
ditions the interests of the
schoo's !
would best be subserved by his removal.
I "want to say here that I have no per
sonal feelings in the matter. I did not
know Mr. Martin until quite recently."
Apology Might Have Saved Him.
Carpenter then said: "He has apolo
gized to the mayor and evidently left
the school board to look out for them
selves." Henry Welsch. with a determined look
on his brow, without rising from his
chair, said: "I move the adoption of
the resolution."
Carpenter said: "This is a matter
that will have to be left to an aye and
no vote of the members of the board !
nresent.' I
The roll was called. .Welsch voted
yes, Worsham voted aye, Harper voted
yes and Carpenter yes. Carpenter then
declared the resolution adopted.
Here Henry Welsch again spoke. Ad
dressing hls remarks to the chairman,
he said: "That leaves a vacancy as su-
p perlntendent. I will leave tonight for
San Antonio to attend a little meeting
there, but as a member of the internal
committee, and the only one of that
committee present, I would like to sug
gest that N. R. Crozier be temporarily
appointed to act as superintendent."
Several After the Job.
Carpenter said: "That matter can be
satisfactorily arranged, we have sev
eral candidates from whom to choose."
Welsch: "Yes, but there is consld-
eraDle ma" to be attended to and other
matters of Importance. He could go
mere a coupie oi nours in the morn
ing or an hour or two in the after
noon and attend to that." We have not
the time to attend to it, you and I "
"And The Herald said last night we
are incompetent," Interjected Car
penter. Then Carpenter continued: "I will
(Continued on Page Two.)
Thursday Anniversary Of
Thursday is the anniversary of the
battle of San Jacinto, the decisive vic
tory of the Texas troops over those of
the Mexicans In the war for independ
ence: the battle in which the Texans
avenged the Alamo and the biitohorv
there of their comrades and at the same
time wrested recognition of their re- I
. public from the dictator of Mexico. !
j In El Paso as elsewhere in Texas, the !
. schools will close, the banks wlH close
nu uie event win oe generally recog-
nized as a holiday. March 2 is the 1
.LeAas fourth of July," or Independence
day, but April 21 is the day that com
memorates the achievement of all that
was contended for in the proclamation
of March 2, and therefore Is a more im
portant event, If possible, to the Texans.
Sam Houston's Storv.
The story of the battle of San Jacinto
Democrat Wins Seat in Con
gress in a Republican
Rochester, N. Y., April 20. In the
first flush of victory, friends of James
S. Havens, the Democrat elected to con
gress yesterday by a large plurality in
one of the strongest Republican dis
tricts of the country, are already talk
ing of Havens for governor this fall.
But Havens himself accepts the vic-
J tory as bearing little on the political
situation in the state except as regards
the issue of "bossism."
"This is not wholly a partisan vic-
' tory," said Havens. "It is a victory over
i the things for which Cannon has stood
and for the ideals which governor
Hughes typifies."
According to Mr. Havens the high cost
of living is mainly responsible for yes
terday's political revolution.
More than 16,000 voters of Monroe
I county changed from the Republican to
'the Democratic column in electing the j
first Democratic congressman that has
represented the 7,2a district in 20 years
Havens, a Democrat, was running on
a tariff reform platform. He defeated
George W. Aldrich. for a score of years
the ruler of the county Republican or- i
ganizatlon. by 5D00 votes. I
Monroe county, which comprises the j
22d congressional district, i" normally j
, 'Republican by about 6000. James Breek
PerKins, wnose deatn in tne middle oi
the third congressional term, necessitat
ed a special election, carried the district
in 1908 by 10.167 votes.
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New Castle. X. S. W., April 20.
The British India Navigation
company's steamer Satara has
foundered off Seal Rocks. The
fate of the crew of 55 is not
Pittsburg. Pa.. April 20. Guiltv as
ir.rir-.tnri --!, o rru..nntinn fnr
extreme mercy from the court, was the
verdict in the case of former council
man M. L. Swift, jr., the first of the
victims in the graft scandal to be put on
trial on the chnrge of bribery. The
jury was out an hour and -15 inin
ute. ,
While trying to rescue n friendless enr from thei sharp teeth of a full
blooded bull dog a month ago, little "W arren Leslie Blakey aged 9, snffered n
bite .from the enraged dog that was Wednesday the cause of an agonizing
The little boy was taken to Hotel 13 leu Wednesday morning at 0 oclock,
suffering intensely, and not much hope was entertained for his life. He vras
raving and in terrible agony.
The lad is a son of C. AV. Blakcy, who "resides at 40G Arizona street, and
conducts a saloon at 204 East Main street.
On March IS, the youth vtas out plnyinjr with th bull dog when a cur came
along and stopped to take the measure of the blooded animal. The bull be
came enraged and attacked the little dog, and when the youngster attempt
ed to pull off the larger nnlnial, It turned and bit him In the upper Up, niak- j
Ing a dangerous laceration.
The dog anil the boy had been companions and up to this time it had
never shown any antipathy to his companion, consequently no thought of
rabies camo to agonize, the parents.
At the end of 2S days, however, fever developed, nnd It was then that
the thought of rabies began to harrow the hearts of the parents. The symp
toms became plainer and more exaggerated and when the lad was removed
to the hospital Wednesday morning- ho was suffering most intensely.
In a few houcs death relieved the lad of his suffering.
the State
and ether important events in the wat
for Texas independence, as told by Gen
Sam Houston, commauderinchief of the
Texans, is most interesting.
The general spoke as follows, always
alluding to himself in the third person:
"History repeats itself, and the
same motives desire for local self-
government and the determination to
,-efcf nil infringement of nersonril
rights and privileges which Inspired
the revolt of the American colonists
against Great Britain, prompted the
Texans to seek separation from
Mexico. Under Spanish rule, Texas
was a distinct, independent province,
entitled to equal consideration with
other branches of the Confederation.
She took an active part in the strug
gle for Mexican independence, and
was ably represented in the congress
which framed the constitution ot
Roosevelt Wins Hungary;
Wildly Cheered Everywhere
First Photograph of Roosevelt In Citizen's Clothes Taken Since He Emerged
froai the Jungle. The Picture Sab a the Colonel and Ambassador Leisk
mnn on Their Arrival In Xnplei.
tfoXfONEjr, "ie:oo6EjVEirjr 'MfiV'Ef 34S..XE:xsj&3:2?rA-x
Magyars, Lining Highways,
Cheer Him as Peacemaker
ofThe World.
Buda Pest. Hungary, April 20. Theo
dore Rooseveltand his" son, Kermit. left
here last night by the orient express for
I Par!s: here the-v v arrive Thursday
I nthusiasm increased up to the mo-
j ment of departure. .A. the station a
frantic multitude waited until midnignt
to see him .of. Th'e streets were lined
with Magyrs ci.eering him as the neaco- train on the trip to the breeding farm
maker of ti-o world. . j suffered no ill effects. The sharp; blada
The saane popular enthusiasm was dH- j fairly grazed his head, another half inch
played 70 miles from Buda Pest, on the J and it - would have cleaved his skull.
1824. and which, uniting her provislon-
ally with Coahuila, guaranteed that
when she obtained the prescribed requi
sites, she should be recognized as an
Independent meraiber of the Mexican
Confederation. The constitution of 1S24
was subverted in 1S35. and steps taken
to inaugurate a central government.
Loyal Citizens.
"Until then Mexico had no more loyal
citizens than the Anglo-American col
onists, among whom Texan Independence
had not even been discussed. Realiz
ing then, however, that the leaders of
the new movement contemplated arbi
trary, illiberal measures, the invasion
of Texas, the extermination of the Anglo-American
colonists, with confisca
tion of their property they began hold
ing public meetings and concerting
(Continued on Page Six.)
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drive from the railroad to Babotna.
Carriages drawn by six horses wi'.h
drivers In picturesque Hungarian cos
tumes conveyeJ the narty through the
thatched roof villages, decorated with
i crude American flags and'aiorned with
1 , A ,! -, .. .. .
nastily consi.ruci.ea . irjuiupnai urciies.
In, each village v. the schools na'd been
dismissed, in order that the children
might join the acclamation.
Mr. ' Roossvelt greatly . enjoyed -his
visit to the hre'eding farm. The dinner
as the foreign office was followed by a
big reception.
Count SceczenyT, wno had a . narrow
escape from serious . injury from the
whirling blade of a fan "on board the
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Redding, Conn., April 20.
Samuel L. Clemens, who is suf
fering from angina 'pectoris,
.rested well last night, but lie Is
steadily growing weaker.
Mr. Clemens, this- afternoon
was perceptibly weaker and his
condition was regarded, as grave-
fr ir "!' r,4-5'4''fv-i4
. San Francisco. Cal., April 20.
The transport Sheridan arrived
this morning from Manila with
the officers and men of the 23d
infantry, commanded by Col.
Sharpe. The troops- will be sent
to Fort? Bliss. Clark and Mcin
tosh, Texas.
Paris, France, April 20. How many hundred spurious 'masterpieces" ar
now treasured In the collection of Amerlcaas'as jrennlBe?
Although the declaration of Henry Ilocheford regarding the Rembrandts (he
said of 2500 RemLrnndts la America at least 2000 are fraHilaleBt) may be n.
xntlrlcal exaggeration, the general opinion In that there U some truth la kin
Revelations made in the cnse of count do Gntingny, who with the comitcst
is being- examined at TeHrs on a charge of' having misrepresented the erigla
of paintings and antique furniture purchased by Mrs. Charles H. Paiae, for
merly of Boston, aavc caused a sensation and opened up the whole naestloa
of the many sided traffic In sham paintings and other vtorks of art-
The exposures undoubtedly will help to check the brazen frauds and serve
as a warning to foreigners to buy "masterpieces" only with the greatest ch-tion.
TV n IT jft
. oeraiG oas vreauy improve
Editor El Paso Herald:
I commenced to take The Herald
I can sav it is the bestpaper in
wonderful! v in the last seven years,
and I wn "reahlfcatisfiedivth
Nurse Testifies That Doctor
Drew Blood Aiter Another
Urged Him to Quit.
Overrules Objection of De
fence to Centain Testi
mony of the State.
Kansas City, Mo., April 28. Judge
Xiatshau today overuled the objection of
the defence to testimony not touching
directly upon the death of Col. Swope
in the trial of Dr. Hyde for murder, and
Miss Keller, a nurse, resumed her testi
mony. The particular point of objection was
giving the details of the death of Moss
Hunton. The court held thax the state
was attempting to prove a motive on
the part of Dr. Hyde in the alleged kill
ing of Hunton.
Miss Keller immediately began to tell
of the death of Hunton. She said, 'he
was suffering from apoplexy when Dr.
Hyde was called. He and Dr. Twyman
bled the patient.
"Dr. Hyde made an incision in Hun
ton's arm," said the witness. "After a.
pint of blood was drawn. Dr. Twyman
suggested that it was enough bleeding
Dr. Hyde dissented and more blood was
drawn. A second and a. third time Dr
Twyman objected but Dr. Hyd,e contin-
L ue.d.the bleeding. Then Mrs. Hyde said:
to her husband: 'Dearie, I think you
had better stop the bleeding Dr. Hyde
then closed the wound. I took charge
of the blood and measured it and found
that there were two quarts."
Wanted T Be AdmiKistrater.
"While the undertaker was still in
the house caring for the body of Hun
ton," said Miss Keller later, "Dr. Hyde
met me in the hall and said: 'Pearl.
Lyou have influence with Col. Swope
and I want you to see that I ana made
administrator in Hunton's stead." I
told him- I could not do this, as I was
only a nurse "and the minute I began
to mix in the business affairs of my
employers. I would be going outside of
my province."
Miss Keller had started to tell of the
last day of Col. Swope's life when the
noon recess was taken.
Hyde Predicted Death.
"Col. Swope will never return to
Kansas City."
This prophecy, testified Miss Pearl
Keller, a nurse, in the Hyde trial, was
made to her by Dr. B. C-JHyde in In
dependence a few days before Col. Swopa
died. She was Col- Swope's nurse.
Dr. Hyde's remark, said Miss Keller,
followed her informing the doctor that
the colonel planned, to come to his of
fice In a few days.
Defease Raises ObjectieH.
Between the time Dr. Hyde is alleged
to have made the remark and Col.
Swone's death. James Moss Hunton. a,
1 cousin of SwODe. succumbed. Miss Kel-
j ler. who was taking up the Swope mys
4 ! teries In chronological order had begun
fr i to tell of the illness- of Hunton when
s the defense objected. Attorneys for Dr.
Hyde claim testimony regarding no
other death or Illness than that of CoL.
Swope should be admitted in the pres
ent trial.
The First Witness.
Miss Keller m-as the first Important
witness called by the state yesterday
afternoon. Three men, Oscar Cogswell,
Jesse Vineyard and F. T. Chiles wero
asked to identify Col. Swope's will and
the appraisement list of his personal
San Antonio, Tex., April 20. Motions
for Tehearing were annuled in the case
of the Deleware Insurance Co. vs. Kill
& Holmes, and H. L. Edwards- et al vs.
J. P. Annan, from El Paso.
Sonora, Mex.? April 11, 1910.
the loth of last January.
the southwest: it has improved
since I lived in El Paso, Texas,.
thefepaper. Yours truly.
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