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EI Paso, Texas,
May 5, 1910 --- 12 Pages
All the News
Herald Prints It First,
While It's Fresh.
efence Opens In the Hyde Cas
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Test Proves That the Oil
Ooming From Well Is Kot j
From the Machinery.
TROXEL HAS FAITH
IN THE OIL FIELD
Explains That Cinders Were
Possibly Pumped Into the
Well in Removing Sand.
J. R. Hunter, oie of the proprietors
of the oil well at Camp City, who ar
rived In. the city this morning-, states
that while the pipe was at the 1000 foot
point work was stopped for the night
and Mr. Whirmorfe, who was acting as
night watchman, noted a strange gurg
ling and popping- noise as of miniature
explosions coming- from trie pipe and a
strong odor of gas was noted. He went
over to the tent and aroused Capt.
Mayo to call Ms attention to it. They
could hear the strange noise over 100
feet away from the well and sat up
all night and during the whole time the
strange noise continued.
In the morning when the pumping
was resumed there was an increased
amovVnt of oil floating over .the surface
and they skimmed a considerable quan
tity of It and poured It on the hard
ground and It burned with a flash like
benzine and had a distinctly benzine
smell. Benzine Is as every one knows
a liquid of the lighter and more vola
tile hydrocarbons of petroleum.
The oil is coming up all the time and
the bubbles pop whenever the pumping
is stopped. "When these bubbles explode
there is oil floating around each bubble.
Similar tests were made of machine
oil which Is used in the cylinder, by
pouring it'on the ground anil It would
not burn at all "under any circumstances.
This settles the question, Mr. Camp
says, that had been raised that possibly
the oil floating on the water was ma
chine oil, and there is now no doubt
of jthe presence of genuine parraffine oil
of high gTade coming up from the well.
At 1170 feet a stratum of quick sand
has been encountered that Is causing
much trouble as it holds the drill and
pipe like a vise so that a readjustment
of the apparatus for drilling is neces
sary and there is a delay for a day or
The Well at Camp City.
"I believe the Camp City oil field will
be a great field some day," said C. R.
Troxel, after a second visit to the place
this week- He returned "Wednesday af
ternoon and says that the indications
aro still good and that even if oil is
not produced Jn the present well at
Camp City, it will be developed later
somewhere in that country, as the in
dications are too good for oil not to be
Regarding the present well Mr. Trox
"I made a close investigation of con
ditions, and those people who contend
that obstructions of slag or cinders
were put Into the well by somebody
could easily bave been mistaken about
the well having been choked or clogged
up purposely. Near the well is the pool
of water which is being pumped Into
the well to clean it out, and In the
edge of the water lies a pile of cinders.
"When I was there last week some of
tho owners of the well told me that
pieces of slag had been pumped out.
This time I Investigated for myself and
nono of the pieces of slag or cinders or
whatever they happen to be are any
larger than might have been sucked
into the well by the pump lifting the
water from near the cinder pile, and
thrown out again by the pump.
"I believe there Ts a mistake all
around that the cinders offer the ex
planation and that the people who
thought the well had been plugged
were mistaken, and further that Mr.
Mayo and his son were hasty In be
lieving that any insinuation was aimed
at them, because of the fact that both
Mr. Mayo and his son are spoken of
;lghiy in the camp."
ARMERS AND UNIONS
Si. IiOHis Mo., May 5 A new orjraaization to be called the National Farm
ers' Scientific Cooperative society will probably result from n meeting; of the
American Federation of IJabor and tke different farmers' organizations which
are beinj? held here in an effort to brinyr about cooperation. Officers of the
organizations met a sain today to discuss further plans of cooperation.
Tke new organization will have for its objects the doing- away with the
middleman. svhich includes speculation in farm products.
Representatives of grain and produce exchanges in the large cities attended
todaj 'a meeting.
Black Hand Attacks Girls
in Congregation of Minis
ter Who Assails Eesorts.
THREATS OF HARM
TO GIRL MADE GOOD
New Tork, May 5. Miss Ethel M
Jones, 20 years old, whose eyes were
hurt by annnonia thrown by two mys
terious assailants who also beat her,
recovered sufficiently to give the police
an account of what happened to her.
The young woman is a member of
:frfTA -rtTRPfr . 2- 30NESS
the Beecher Memorial church, the pas
tor of Tfhich, the Rev. Charles J. Al
len, who lives next door to the Jones
family, at No. 260 Morton street, re
cently received a Black Hand letter in
which the safety of young women of
his congregation was threatened if he
did not cease to preach against an
amusement resort in his neighbor
hood. Later Miss Jones's mother, Mrs. Rob
ert Jones, received a letter decorated
with crude drawings of skulls and
crossbones and signed "B. H." The
"Your daughter Ethel's life is In
danger when you least expect it. Be
wlrel" Miss Jones left her home at 9 oclock
in the evening, and accompanied Miss,
Jessie Collins a part of the "way to
Miss Collins's home. No. 2148 Fulton
street- At the junction of Hopkinson
avenue and Fulton street Miss Jones
left her companion. Between Hull and
McDougall streets, one block from
Fulton street, are vacant lots. Midway
in the block two figures stepped from
a break rn a fence and she was struck
upon the head. Her "rat" saved her,
she believes, for it tempered the force
of the blow.
Miss Jones struck out bravely "with
feet and hands while her assailants
made an effort to gag her. Then a mix
ture of ammonia and camphor -was
thrown In her eyes. The men fled.
TO TUESDAY NIGHTS
Too Warin for Sunday Aft
ernoon; Ministers Object
to Sunday IsTight.
Band concerts at Cleveland Square
will be given each Tuesday night from
8 to 10 oclock.
It has been determined that it Is too
warm for the concerts Sunday after
noon, although various hours have been
tried. Some wanted the concerts to be
held Sunday evening, but the churches
last year objected to this on the ground
that it interfered with their services.
Everywhere in Norway, He
I T , J TTT-JL1- TT
is onowerea wiiniionurs.
Chats With King.
HAS TEA WITH
HIM IN PRIVATE
Christiana, Norway, May 5. Before
the Nobel prize committee today, Theo
dora Roosevelt delivered an address on
"International Peace." Mr. Roosevelt
is the center of attraction wherever ha
goes and Is showered with attentions
The former president of the United
States entered upon the mostdifficult
field of European politics and advo
cated an international agreement that
would check the growth of armaments,
especially naval, and the formation by
those great powers honestly bent on
peace of a league of peace, "not only to
keep peace among themselves, but to
prevent by force, if nc-essary, its being
oroken by the others."
The address was received with ex
pressions of approval.
Roosevelt Central Figure.
The streets of Chr-sliania are bright
with decorations and almost everyone
is wearing an American flag. A Roose
velt march, Roosevelt photographs and
J compilations of Roosevelt's sayings are
. oemg soia in etie snops ana on tne
Last evening the Icing and queen
gave a dinner at the palace in honor
of their American .guests. More than
200 eminent personages were present.
Ivinjr Proposes Health.
"When the dinner had advanced to
the fourth course the king arose and
all the guests stood while the king pro
posed the health of Mr. Roosevelt.
The " company remained standing
while the expresident responded.
Col. Roosevelt touched on Norse
literature and spoke of his pleasure
when as president he was able to ca
ble his good wishes to a new Nor
wegian king bearing the old name of
"And," he continued, "It is a fine
thing for the country that Haakon and
Olaf should be the names borne by
the rulers of today and the rulers of
tomorrow. I drink with my -whole heart
to the health of your majesties."
Drink Tea and Talk.
The king and queen showed Col.
and Mrs. Roosevelt the little prince
Olaf yesterday afternoon.
"While Mr. Roosevelt was in his room
in the palace arranging his papers and
dictating letters the king came In quite
Informally and asked: ""Would you like
to have a cup of tea?"
"By George, I would,'.' replied the
The king rang and for more than
an hour the two sat drinking tea and
Col. Roosevelt told of some of his
In his .address today, Mr. Roosevelt
It is with peculiar pleasure that I
stand here today to express the deep
appreciation I feel of the high honor
conferred upon me by the presentation
of the Nobel peace prize. The gold
medal which formed part of the prize
I shall always keep, and I shall hand
it on to my children as a precious heir
loom. The sum of money provided as
part of the prize by the wise generosity
of the illustrious founder of this
world famous prize system, I did not,
under the peculiar circumstances of
the case, feel at liberty to keep. I think
It eminently just and proper that in
most cases the recipient of the prize
should keep for his own use the prize
In Its entirety. But In this case, while
I did not act officially as president
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
Little Ones Gasp
SO YOU would like to have me tell
you of my first day's work as di
rector of the school for mothers?
I called at the county dispensary
Tuesday morning to prepare things for
Br. TT. C. Kluttz who will have charge
of the medical end of the work. Many
mothers and babies had gathered, the
children ranging from three months to
eight years. It was a pathetic sight
to see the little sick babies gasping
for breath and to hear the pathetic talea
of tne mothers, who seemed unable to
supply the babies with proper nourish
ment. There were 16 children present, with
pneumonia, whooping cough, and
diarrhea, and many suffering from mal
nutrition. Dr. Kluttz examined theso
babies carefully, prescribed for them,
and fjund six who were very much in
STB1XA. 5cOP&. 2MR. l.:o. SWOP&. O LUCY'
Apex Bartender Convicted in
County Court on Evidence
of Tile Herald.
ONLY ONE MAN
Six cool headed American jurymen
have found Johnny Pruitt, "n El Paso
bartender, guilty of receiving a bet on
a Juarez race, and therein lies further
proof that gambling in El Paso has
firm, strong and unswerving public dis
approval. After one and a half hours, the six
rendered their verdict before judge
Eylar Wednesday afternoon
The bartender was fined 50 on the
second count in the complaint, that of
receiving a bet. He was acquitted on
the other two counts, that of pool
making and 'of transmitting a bet.
There was no strong evidence regard
ing the latter count, and the absence
of a witness for the prosecution made
it difficult to prove the first count.
In addition to T. G. Turner, the only
witness for the prosecution, another
Herald reporter placed a bet at the Apex
bar February 15, but he is absent from
the city and the prosecution had diffi
culty In showing pool making as
charged in the first count-
The jury which found Pruitt guilty
was composed of the following: J. Her
nandez. Thomas Holgate, - Edwin
Thomas, "Wyeth Doake, M. D. Gay lord
and H. S. Ingram.
The trial arose from the publication
in The Herald on February 16 of the
fact that two Herald men T. G. Tur
ner and Reginald- Warren had placed
bets at the Apex bar with Johnny Pruitt,
the bartender, on two horses on the
This was done after The Herald had
published Information sent it by several
people to the effect that gambling was
going on in the city and after district
attorne5T Howe, county attorney Bridg
ers and police chief Jenkins had said It
was Impossible to get gambling evl-
dence on which to convict. The Herald
sent out lis men on the race track
gambling case merely to prove that the
evidence could be secured if the officers
went after it right. The proof was
cinched with the conviction Wednesday
Pathetically For Breath
need of home visiting. One mother
who had three sick childrcu at home,
was "in tears and very much alarmed
for fear the river would overflow; her
little home was situated on the bank
of the river.
Work In the Homes.
Later I started out on my calls, first
to the home of a mother living on South
Kansas street. She had- a little baby
four months old suffering from pneu
monia. I found the child in a small
adobe, with no light or ventilation, as
;.the door was closed and there were no
windows. The room was comfortably
furnished, but the baby was lying on
a bed in the corner of the room. I ex
plained to the mother the need of fresh
air, proper nourishment, and careful
jjca.iiyijjs uui ui mi- uumui a oruers. in
jthe short time since she had left the
I BLAME IS PUT
Ballinger Thinks His Prede
cessor Distributed Irriga
ga.tion Work Unevenly.
Washington. D. C, May 5. For more
than an hour today the members of the
Ballinger-Pinchot investigating- com
mittee questioned secretary Ballinger
BrCHAD A &ALilrG-Hi5-
PHOTO 1V JAMkl !..
about the method pursued in entering
on ne,w reclamation projects.
Tt was broucrht out that many states
had nbt had their equitable share of
Senator Flint asked who was respon
sible for this condition.
TV'itness admitted that probably form
er secretary Hitchcock, under whose
administration most of the existing- pro
jects were Initiated, was responsible, t
and not' director .Newell, of the.reclama-
Mr. Newell was at that time chief
engineer of the service. " '
Garfield Called Fabricator.
"It was not a fair or truthful state
ment." said Mr. Ballinger in referring
to a sentence in former secretary Gar
field's letter to the president in Novem
ber, which read: "He "(Ballinger) di-
'f "ti ii hi in' in iriinrnrrimnmT
rected the reclamation service to pre-, tion. She concluded her testimony yes
pare lists for restoring withdrawn (lands terday.
but to do so slowly in order not to at
tract public attention."
Mr. Ballinger said, while he had no
desire to reflect on previous administra
tions, 'which had withdrawn lands un
lawfully, he believed, he ,had issued no
such order and all lands had actually
been restored within three weeks.
Mr. Flint wanted to know if It is not
a fact that many projects "have been
Initiated without regard to their -feasibility,
but in order to give the various
states their proportion of the money
they had paid Into the -reclamation fund
through the sale of public lands.
Mr. Ballinger -was not able to give a
direct answer but In reply to attorney
Vertress, said he had not been able to
get the officials of the reclamation
service to express any doubt as to the
feasibility of any projects.
By Miss H.
dispensarj, the cork had been lost from
the bottle and she had supplied this
necessity with a piece of colored paper.
The spoon was lying on the table and
of course was a resting place Tor most
of the flies in the room. She was shown
how to have a more sanitary cork, how
to keep the spoon clean, and was also
instructed concerning tho proper timo
i .for nursing her baby.
. Xced for Supervision.
This woman had told the doctor, and
j at this time told me, that she was
oreast-reeaing ner DaDy. j. round It
necessary to call in the next day to
seo the baby and I found It taking
milk from a flat bottle, using one of
those long tube nipples". It would be
well If El Paso would forbid the sale
(Continued on Page Eight.)
jXf MPC3RTAKT WITNESS
J All Deaths Might Have Been
Prom Natural Causes,
Kansas City, Mo., May 5. Thai Col.
Swope was in ill health for months
prior, to his death;, tnat natural causes i
might bave been responsible for the
conulsions of the colonel, and Christ
man and Margaret Swope, the deft nee
in the Hyde murder trial attempted
to prove in opening its case today.
Sylvester Spangler testified that Col.
Swope was so feeble for a year before
he died that he fainted several times.
The millionaire, Mr. Spangler said, told
him the dav before his death that he
S might die any time.
Dr. F. W. Froehling testified that
either "uraemfc poisoning. " typhoid or
meningltis would result in the symp
toms shown by Swope when the convul
The physician admitted on cross ex
amination that the attacks also re
sembled cases of strychnine poisoning.
Mrs. Swope, wife of deceased Col.
Syope And motherinlaw of Dr. Hyde,
was 'the last1 witness' for the prosecu-
BIDS FOR IiOC.VTIOX OF A
Waxahacnie, Tex.. May 5. The board
of trustees of the.Texa? Christian uni
versity met here today and bids were
filed for the site of the college by Fort
Worth, Dallas, Waco, McKInney and
C. W.- Gibson, a trustee, said the
board would likely meet Monday to de
cide on a location.
A NOTORIOUS WOMAN
KATE BENDER MAKES CONFESSION
Rio Vista, Cal., May- 5. That a 'wo
man who lived hero nearly 30 year
under the names of Mrs. Gavin and Mrs.
Peters, who died recently, was really
Kate Bender, of the notorious Bender
family of Kansas murderers,ls a state
ment made by Jack Collins a resident
of this place. '
Tho woman was found cead in her
home near here last Monday. She had
been conducting a rsort of ill repute
for several years and lately had been
living alone, according to Collins, a
close friend of the woman. .
Tells Story of Life. - '
Mrs. Peters revealed her identity xo
him several years ago while believing
she was on her death bed, Collinsyde
clared. He said she gave him ajr de
tailed account of many murders syL 'and
her brothers had committed In the
Bender home at Cherryvale, K3.3., in
During the investigation of the mur
ders, the woman escaped to Chicago,
afterward going to New York and sail
ing around the Horn to San Francisco.
People to Vote on Plan to
Issue $400,000 in Bonds to
Buy International Plant.
City Administration Will
Give People a Cnance to
Decide What They Want
Shal the city of 1 Fame issae fres
ia the sa of $480,000 ior tie jrarysae
o aarchasia? tae plant of the Iaiaraa
tloaal TVa-ter compaayT
Tibs proposltiea Is t be voted H?ra
by the citizen at aa electloa 4 be
called ss ssoa as possible. la the went
that it should, fail to carry, thea the
proposition to raise the rates aa yre
posed by the master is chancery will
coBfreat the people.
Trader date ef May 4, th. Iateraatieaal
'Water company presented to the city
council a proposition to sell the -waterworks
to the city for the saax f $456009
and the assaaaptlon $477,000 beaded
debt on the plant which will briny tho
total coat f the plant T the city up t
$927,000. This to be submitted to an
In tke event that the citizens do aot
wish t purchase the plant, aad defeat
the proposition at the elect lea, then the
proposition to raise the rates will came
ap for considexatioa.
"While it has been the understanding,
of the mayor and city council that the
matter cHld aot be fisaWy settled un
til a meeting- to be held Thursday atfiter-
iioob, H. J. Simmons, "Wt E. Aade:
and TV". TV. Turaey, represeaiaer te
water compaay, called a fthe myr
dnrlngr the council meeties? at the
morales: session and-the fefoewxac r
Iutioa was drawn ap, presented t the
city council and passed:
"Be it resolved by the city council &t
the city of EI Faso:
"That the city attorney be aad here
by is instructed to at ace draw up the
proper ordinance authorizing- the Issu
ance of the heads of the city f El Pase
la the sum f $460,000, the proceeds
thereof to be used for the purpose f
providing: the city f EI Pase with a
waterworks system f its ewa. The
city attoraey shall report said ordin
ance not later than 3Iay 11, 1910. The
proceeds of the boads will be used t
purchase the plant ef the International
"Passed aad approved this 5th day
J May A. O., 1910.
"C TV. Fassett, TV. F. Hahlasoa,
"City Clerk. "Xayer.
City attoraey Coldwell stated that he
would have the ordinance ready a er
before next Wednesday.
Thea alderman TV. S. Claytea pre
sented the following resolution whleh.
had beea prepared by the city attoraey.
"Be It reselved by the city ceaaeil f
the city of El Faso:
"That the city of EI Fas submit the
proposition of tho Iateraatieaal Water
company, providing fer a settlemeat
its coatroversy with the city aad cea
talned in the memorandum ef agree
ment, dated May 4, 1910, te aa electien,
aad that the city of El Fas will carry
out the decision ef the voters at that
election. The electien te determine the
question of purchase will be held aa
soon as the charter "will permit.
"Passed and approved this 5th day f
May A. D., 19l.
"C. TV. Fassett, TT. F. Hehimaoa,
"City Clerfc "3Cayt
Immediately after the adepttea
these two resolutions y the city
cil on a uaan4mus vete, the city at
torney recommended that aa adjourn
ment be takea until 2 oclock: ttm; 'iflaj,7-:'
afternoon In order that at that ttafte the
(Continued on Page Six.)
There she became a trained nurse, mar
ried John Gavin, a whaler, and 10 or 15
years later began a life of shame.
Tho dead woman wes 76 years of age.
A reward of $5000 at one timu was of-
j fered for her capture.
History of Benders.
Kansas City, Mo May 5. It is not
known how many murders the notor
ious. Bender family committed while
livittsr in "LnBott roimtv. TCn-nsoc hn
j ater they fled nine oodles were found
yon the place. The family consisted of
William Bender, aged 60; his wife, aged
55; Kate, aged 25, and John, aged 23.
Kate Bender professed to be a mag
netic lisaler. The Bender house was
situated on the main highway between
Independence, Kansas, and the Osage
mission. The Benders kept a little
store and hotel, but It waj said to be
a decoy for weary travelers more than
anything else. The fate of the- Bender
family, after their crimes were discov
ered, has never been definitely known.
Some have said the entire family was
killed by a pursuing posse. Others have
said Kate escaped.