1 Paso, Texas,
May 17, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
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Verdict of Not Guilty Eeturned After Brief Delay Wit
nesses Testify to Having Seen Morgan Stab Wimber
and of Hearing the Two Boys Quarrel Prior to
the Fight Morgan Says He Never Had
But One Quarrel in Life.
Noel MorpiD, the 14.vcarold boy charged with theraiurder of Lawrence Wim
ber, a schoolmate, was acquitted br a Jury In the county conrt at 3:3.1 Tues
day afternoon. The jury was out only20 minutes. The boy leaned on the shoul
der of his attorney, Tom Lea, and a torrent' of tears fell from his eyes. He
later left the courtroom with his attorneys and his father. Schol boys In the
courtroom applauded the verdict.
A,,cWwrirr wprv nunst'on as directly j until Joe Calamia spoke and crabbed at
us it was put to him -without any shew
of nervousness asd apparently at all
times at his ease. 14 year old Xoel Mor
took the stand in his own behalf in
the county court Tuesday morninjr and
denied that he kiHpri. Lawrence wim
ber on Oct. 16 last in San Jacinto park.
He said: "I did not curse anybody
that morning and nobody cursed me. I
started to run when I heard Joe Cala
mia sa-v tins is tne dot tnai kuh-u uu
and make a grab at me. I was standing
rirht sit the edse of tihe curb in
the St. Regis and here was nobody in
front of me. I did not know Lawrence
wTmber and I don't know who was be
hind me. I never had any trouble with
any of the boys except John "Williamson
and we quarreled ane day at school
cvbout half an apple. Robert Marstor
marched up to the plaza with me tihe
-.nnr.;nrr rvT-ocionf. Tnff. was here.
"I did not stab Lawrence Wimber and
I did "not have a kmie that morning, l
AiA -nnf l-nnw nnvone had been killed
and did not know what had happened J
If -Slerchants Subscribe That !
Sum, Total of $22,000 Will
THIS WILL INSURE
Save the El Paso fair.
s With $5000 in subscriptions the fair
-i? an institution can be saved as El
Paso's greatest medium for boosting the
5S Lid southwest. The committee of
five, headed by C. - Bassett has sub
scribed $10,000 for the fair fund. The
avowed friends of the infant institution
havl subscribed ?7000 to the cause It
ruo to the patriotic people of El
1S nxrft up to l h ood the fair
fone anTwill do forhe city and,
has done ana wii subscriptionsl
SSSTfliS gfit necessary to finance
Thenonubscribed by the commit-
ff five i conditional upon the se
tee of fUei; c QQ wUh whJch
rSfminate the deficit of
provides a nucleus lur iuu
. i- .Annt tho 5000 has
laiu w.i , by tne merchants and j
been subBcrftedW ben
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"business me" - .
nea, -" , . .i- j ,-
elit w " Il STlccessful one held
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to be derives "". 0-..
w-.-- - -a v rMnP;;Tin tiiir- liciu i
last fall. , .. !'c
If a sufficient numoi i
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MARRY BY HUNDREDS
Rica May IT. Two
jniniy , Hitrlbounke
In a haphaxnrd manner iwn..."c
formal .sanction was given by proclamation
the national magistrate.
x-- .. 1,-ifil neculiar condition.
ages as a protection. Some of the newly married were widows and widowers
of n few hours.
BODY) OF KING IS
London, England, May IT. The body
of king Edward VII, the peacemaker,
-na- taken with stately pomp this morn- j
lag from Buckingham palace on the
first stage of Its Journey to the grave,
nnd how lies In state in Westminster
hall, where hundreds of thousand
will pay tribute to the dead monarch
before the final passage through the
Mreets of the capital on Thursday.
Mr Roosevelt, special American am
hnseador to the funeral of king Ed
ward, did not participate in today's
ceremony. Mrs. Roosevelt, Ethel and
Ivermit and nmbassndors Reid and Mrs.
Reid witnessed the procession
house on Carlton Terrace,
Roosevelt spent the morning answering
co rresp o nd en ce.
The procession escorting the body of j
the dead monarch passcu mrougn kou
Jiled lines of red coated soldiers, flank
ed with rows of policemen and a mass
f silent black garbed humanity.
me. Then I was scared and started to
run. At first I had started toward the
transfer station to see my teacher and
j set excused, because I wanted to
down to mv latihers store, lhe man
never grabbed me until Joe Calamia
said: 'There's the boy that killed him.'
I never saw anv bov running in front
Then George Morgan, father of the
boy,( testified t? at his son had no knife
t when he left the store that inornimr. 1
had a knife which had been loft there,"'
he said, "and Xoel wanted it. but I told
him to wait a few days ' and if the
owner did not come back he eoild have
it. Thpn when I heard he was in trou
ble. I went to the police station and saw
him and immediate!- went back to the
store to see if that knife was still
there. It (was.
'I had told Xcel to come back to the
store as soon as he saw the president.
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Country's Leading Theaters
Will Hereafter Se ' ' Open"
to All Companies.
EL PASO HOUSE
IN THE FIGHT
New York, N. Y., May 17. The theat
rical atmosphere is not cleared a bit.
The house managers who bucked at
sticking to the"" trust and passing up all
but Klaw & Erlanger shows, have or
ganized and swear that they will play
anybodj-'s attractions as long as they
are first class. Klaw & Erlinger have
organized several of the biggest pro
ducers and swear that they will book
no houses open to the "independents,"
but inasmuch as the house managers
seem to have the strongest organization,
"the trust" mav be forced to back down.
1u M. Crawford is backing the trust
again and has gone in with the other
managers with his TA Paso and Kan
sas Illinois houses. The Weis interests
of Texas have also quit the trust.
75 House Owners Combine.
Seventy-five of the most prominent
of America nave been
holdinsr daily sessions in New York to
vvc, . ,
consider the advisability of taking their
vast Interests and circuit In their own
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hundred surviving couples living
were married touay when
ratifying the marriages issued by
making the women seek marri-
t if uu u in
LYING IN STATE
Th buildings along the route were
heavily draped in mourning.
CANNON BOOM; BELLS TOLL.
The booming of CS minute guns fired
at St. James park, followed by the toll
ing of "Big Ben," the great clock bell
In the tower of the house of commons,
and by the roll of muffled drums, told
to the countless thousands this morning
that the body of their late king was
starting on Its last Journey.
Soon a guardsman with a sword re
veril came down the nia)It two other
guardsman following close behind. Then
came officers of the headquarters staff,
the army council and the board of the
TRIBUTE TO KING.
As the gun carriage on which the
casket was borne, approached, the order
Test on your arms'' was given. With
heads bowed. the solder kept their
eyes on the ground while the body of
king Edward passed, the soldiers com-
ing to attention again for the royal
slnndard, which was carried immediate
ly behind the casket and In front of
king George, who, like the officers and
other members of royalty, waa on foot.
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Cut snows the11 architect's .drawings for the nerr 12 story Anson Mills
will cost 309,000. The cut shows how the nevr building will tower above the
of the St. Regis-; It also shows the old two stor 3:111s building which the new
on the old structure.
Washington, D.lG, May 17. The United States has , suggested to Mexico that the boundary question in
volved in the celebrated Chainizal zone case at El Paso be submitted to some well known jurist of a mutually
friendly power for arbitration. t
The question involved is whether the southern section of the city of El Paso, Texas, valued at several million
dollars, belongs by right under the boundary treaty of the United States with Mexico to Mexico or to Texas.
TTYDE MUST GO AT,
ONCE TO PSISOIM
If Motion for IsTew Trial Is
Overruled, He "Will Be
Sent to Pen.
Kansas City. Mo., May 17. If judge
Latshaw overrules Dr. B. C Hyde's mo
tion for a new trial when it comes up
this week, the physician will bs sent
to state's prison immediately. Tc.
court made this announcement today.
"Of course," said judge Latshaw, "this
does not mean, that I shall not grant
the physician a new trial. If his at
tornevs show good cause for another
hearing, they shall have it. But the
law provides that a convicted man shall
begin serving his sentence as soon as a
motion for a new trial is denied."
BIG RAINS AND
HAIL IN TEXAS
Fort Worth. Tex.. May 17. Reports
this morning say that j-esterday's rain
continued last night and today over a
-nide territory, practically guaranteeing
the best wheat crop the panhandle and
plains country has had in years. In
dications are for more rain today. The
rain "was accompanied by a hail In
Parker pounty, badly damaging the
cotton crop in the southern part of the
The residence of J. M. Heath, of j
Buckner. was wrecked but none of the
DENVER IS rOTIXG
ON WHISKY QX'ESTION.
Denver, Colo., May 17. Denver
is today voting- on the question
of whether or not the city shall
abolish saloons. The campaign
of the wets and drys has been
one of the hardest fought in the
history of local politics, and an
exceptionall5" heavy vote was re
ported during the morning.
A new franchise for the water
company, the initiative, referen
dum and recall and other ques
tions are being settled.
RIVER IS ON
HE RISE AGAIN.
The Rio Grande continues its
0.1 of a foot rise. Sunday morn
ing the government gage showed
14.2 feet; Monday morning it
read 14.3 feet, and Sunday morn
ing 14.4 feet were registered.
Col. Lane received the follow
ing telegram today from Den
ver: "River -will reach 14 and 8-10
feet on the El Paso gage by
Thurdaj' night and remain
about that stage several days.
The feller that looks funny with his
hat off Is alius the busiest individual
at n convention er mectin any sort.
Al Clemens nnd his wife hov split up.
His wife took all the furniture an' th
five children an' Al took th' Manic.
building, for Trhich a permit vrns secured
f cur story St. Regis hotel, the photo of the
skyscraper is to replace; photograph taken
I CABINET TO ACT
ON BUTTE DAM
if. F. Burges Keturns From
Washington Holt Be-
"I sincerely hope that the Elephant
Butte dam matter will be settled this
week, though I cannot say," said Rich
ard F. Burges, who returned from
Washington Tuesday morning. Re
ferring further to the all important pro
ject, Mr. Burges said:
"I think that the dam is coming out
all right whenever the president and
cabinet sit on it and I believe the de
cision when reached, will be satisfac
tory and conclusive and we hope It
will be reached at an early date.; II. B.
Holt remained in Washington and will
stay until after the cabinet meeting."
Hannibal, Mo., May 17. The arrival
early today of four companies of militia
and a heavy rainfall quieted the strik
ing workmen at the plant of the Axlas
Portland Cement company at Ilasco.
where a riot was threatened yester
day. Fifteen hundred foreigners who
threatened trouble, retired before the
A guard has been placed around the
buildings, which contain four cars of
BIG LEASE OK
WEST TEXAS LAND. ! !
San Angelo. Tex.. May 17. The j
largest land deal put through ?
here in many months was clos- I
ed today when the Ward Cattle 4 j
company, of Blessing, Tex., took 4 i
over 160 sections -, in kchbuu
county. The company leased 30
sections from AV. F. Nix, 20 sec
tions from T. H. Coates, 50 sec
tions from Petty Bros.. 60 sec
tions from D. P. Mosley. The
transaction involved $210,000.
from the city Monday. The building
new building being on the same scale
just after the wreckers started work
III1I I lilt I IWI1
Centervilie, Ala., May IT. Thirty-six negro coavicts lost their Uvea 3Ioa
day when the stockade of the Red Feather Coal company at Lucille was des
troyed by fire started by one of the prisoners la an effortto escape. Thirty
five of the conTlets were burned to death and another was shot by the guards.
Among those burned rrns the negro who started the blaxe.
The fire had gained such headway as to be beyond control when the
guards and other men on the outside of the stockade discovered It. At the
risk of their own lives they rushed Into the burning building, freeing many
of the convicts from their cells. The necessary division of their forces to
guard the prisoners who were hnrrled outside, greatly hampered the rescue
The wood of which the stockade was built burned like tinder and la aa hour
after the flames were discovered, the pot was marked only by glowing em
bers .and the bodies of the dead convicts.
Dr- "W. A. Burns, state inspector of mines, said that the stockade was
burned by three men who attempted some time ago to burn the place. Two
of these were shot down by the guard. He said that It is believed most of the
coavicts were sleeping when the fire started.
TEXAS LANDS BISHOP
IN METHODIST CHURCH
Ashevilie. N. C. May IT. Rev. W. R. Iambuth, of Tennessee, and Rev. E.
II. Mouson, of Texas, nnd Rev. W. G. V.nterhouse, of Virginia. were elected
bishops on the fonrth ballot at the general conference of the 31. E. church,
On the sixth ballot. Rev. J. IT. McCoy, of Birmingham, Am., was elected,
filling the college of bishops.
LIVES AT GEORGETOWN.
Rev. Dr. E. D. Mouson is of Georgetown. Tex. Mo anna's election was ac
complished yesterday, but the result of the ballot was not innde public until
this morning, when It was counted by the electors.
CONNECTED WITH COLLEGE.
McKinley. Tex.. Mny IT. S. C. Mouson, or this place, received a tele
gram today from AjheviIIe, saying that his son. Dr. E. D. Monson, of the
department of theology, of the Southwestern university. of Georgetown,
Tex., was elected .bishop by the general conference of lhe Methodist Epis
copal church of the south. A brother, E. D. 3Iouson, is a business man here.
Adams House at Phoenix
Burns, the Total Loss Be
ing Over $100,000.
FEANK RICH THERE
THE NIGHT BEFORE
Other Buildings Damaged
Besides the Hotel Entire
City Is Threatened.
Phoenix, Arls., Tay 27.- Crov. Richard
E. SloaH, of Arizona, and Xra. Sloaa,
had a close call for their Uvea here ear
ly tblx mornlajc Trhca the Adaraw hotel
bnraed. They aatrkeasd In time to es
cape ia aight clothes oh a rope.
ZVo El Pasosbs rere ia the baildlasr,
bHt Fraak Rich, manager of the EI Paxo
theater, spent Suaday aljrht there; he
left 3Iesday raoralagr.
Besides the deartTHctloa cf the Hotel
Adaras, the fire daaiaged a aaaaber of
other buildings. For a tlase the city
iva threatcaed vrlth desfructioa. The
los I estimated at $100,000.
More thaa 300 truest la the hotel es
caped by fire escapes, the flaases
spreading: 8 rapidly that exit by the
main talmvay -nras cut off.
Gov. Sloan and vrlfe were aiaonjc those
who reached the grouad by neass of a
It Is reported that an Invalid in one
of the upper rooms could not be reached
TAFTS LETTER PRESENTED
TO .THE COMMITTEE.
BalHager-PInchot Jnvestigators Receive
letter of Explanation Front
Washington, D. C. iiay 17. President
TaXfs explanation of the circumstances
under which his letter exonerating sec-
, retary Ballinger from the Glavis charg-
es and dismissing Mr. Glavis was pre-
parcu. Mas jjrcseuieu uj wic u.ill Lima
to the Balllnger-Pinchot committee
whan yn. Vio?-Hn- -orni rP5iimpfl torlnv.
' It will be printed as part of the record
i of the committee. -
Fred Dennett, commissioner of the
general land office, continued under
cross examination today.
MORE ITELT FOR
BABY SAVING FUND.
Following contributions are
acknowledged for the baby sav-
J. A. Bell $1.00
Kenneth Gardner 1.00
Anna May Parry, St. Louis 2.00 &
ANOTHER LA PRTETX DEED.
Another deed has found its way into
the office of the county clerk that has
been returned to the grantee. The deed
purports to convey 640 acres In the fa
mous block 250 of La Prieta grant,
which is non existant, the grantor be
ing C. D. Martin, of El Paso county,
and the grantee A. B. Lorton. of
Terre Haute, Ind. The consideration
paid Is 51.
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