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El Paso, Texas, Saturday Evening, May 28, 1910 --- 26 Pages Herald Prints It First While If Fresh. The Berneyo Wins the Yacht Race, Philadelphia To Havana P'MFR sM PHflRPF flF - i. . - . . . . . . , mm fill Senator 'Lorimer and Colleague, and Governor Whom He Assails Declares Governor Would Blind the People by As sailing Him. Mccormick wants to control hxm Says Chicago Editor Would Hurt His Bank and Injure Him Politically. "Washington, D. C, May 28. A stren uous denial of the charge that he had obtained his seat In the United States senate through bribery and corruption was made before that body today by "William Lorimer, of Illinois. His state ment has been eagerly awaited by his colleagues, and the senate was crowded. Concluding, Mr. Lorimer offered a reso lution calling for a senatorial investi gation of the charges against him. Mr. "Lorimer detailed the facts of the publication In the Chicago Tribune on April lirst of the story over the signa ture of Charles A. White, member of the Illinois legislature, iu which it was alleged that Mr. Lorimer had secured his seat in the senate through bribery and corruption. To Injure His Bank. "The story," he said, "was timed and published with the deliberate purpose to destroy the new banking association In Chicago which I had been organizing "with some of mv friends." Mr. Lorimer defended Lee O'Xeil Browne, the Democratic leader in the Illinois house of representatives through whom it was alleged the bribes passed, J as entirely above such a proceeding. He declared Medill McCormick, of the Tribune, had declared that the bank never should open and also asserted 4 that "White did not write the story pub lished, but "it was the work of a trained newspaper hand, skilled in the art of creating scandal out of lies, when at is thought necessary to blacken the character of one whom a newspaper cannot control." He asserted that representatives Link and Beckmeyer had not made confess ions as has been charged, but on the contrary said: "The charges stand as they stood April 30, uncorroborated lies of the Tribune, supported only by the bought signature of their weak tool, "White." Paper Lied, He Says. Senator Lorimer with increasing ve hemence asserted thai the Chicago 'paper "lied and knew it lied," in charging that money was used to purchase his elec tion. "Not one dollar was paid a single member of the general assembly for his vote for me," he declared. Mr. Lorimer traced his breach with g-overnor Deneen, whom he charged with personally advising In the prepar ation of the "White story, largely to a difference of opinion between the two as to the wisdom of spending independ ently of the action by the national gov ernment, the S20,000,000 pledged by the state toward a deep waterway to the gulf, a project which the governor fa-x-ored and he opposed. Attacks Deneen. He paid: "The governor joined this campaign of slander because he saw an opportunity to throw dust iu the eyes of the people, use the conirncy to de feat those who stood for federal cooper ation in expending $20,000,000, and se cure control of the next legislature. "Why he persists in his efforts to get control of the 520,000,000 when he well j Knows that it in itself Is not sufficient to construct a waterway, is a mystery I cannot fathom." Concluding, Mr. Lorimer said the Tribune had dogged Mm all these years because It has not been able to 'lash j him Into subjection. OXE OF I-OUIMER'S FRIEXDS INDICTED RY GRAND JURY Springfield, 111., May 2S. An indict- (Continued on Page Seven.) TEXAS COMPANY IS. Houston, ,Tex., May 2S Stockholder of the Texas company, in session here today, voted to increase the capiltal from $1S,000,000 to $30,000,000. The action makes the Texas company the largest corporation in Texas. .Tudffe R. E. Brooks, treasurer, saifl the reports of a merger with the Standard arc unfounded; that no such arrangement Is contemplated and added: "You cannot make this statement too strong." SIX MILLION DOLLAR MINE DEAL IS CLOSED Torrcou, Mexico, May 2S The sale of the creat Nalca mine for six million dollar, has been made and the first pajment of four millions is now on hand to he turned over to the original owners. These mines are located In the state of Chihuahua, near the main line of the Mexican Central railroad, but are owned pricipally by Torreon and San Pedro people. The company was organized n few years ago on a small capi talisation and It was only through a;rent efforts that a sufficient amount of Btock was Bold wlh which to carry on development work. The mine suddenly became a bonanza, producing such an eiiorctous amount of ore that it was hard to find a market for all of It at the smelters. Large and frequent divid ends hate been paid. The purchaser is an American syndicate which viill builda large smelter at the mines for treating the ores. " W-if Q? y, 1St "! r " ClZ r, MZ.--"i I vc ,fi,3 X v-- ?, a . -t " v 2 " j. v fe 1 1 .- $V - -. . " , -f t y " :M THE BERXEYO. Havana, Cuba, "Way 2S, The Berneyo, owned by S. TV. Granbery, e Brooklyn, iron the yachtsmen power boat race from Philadelphia to Havana. The Berneyo arrived an hour later than the Caliph, a scratch boat, but earned a victory on a time allowance. The Caliph Ik ovrned by commander M E. BrlRhnm, of the Ventnor Yacht club. , ' The race started Iat Saturday from Philadelphia The first boat, the Caliph, arrived at 6:03:14 in Havana last eienlnj;. The Berneyo. came in one honr and 14 seconds later MYSTERIO Is Fenced in and Notices Positively Forbid Curious Approaching. DESCRIPTION PF THE OIL FIELD (By 31. L. Swinehart, Secretary Pecos Commercial Club.) Toyah, " Tex., May 2S. A six and seven-eighths 'inch casing, projecting two feet above the" ground, a pile of gypsum, now crystaiized, slush from the well, scattered and broken parts of machinery, all surrounded bj. a circu lar wire fence enclosing an acre of ground, with notices posted at regu lar intervals on the same, stating "Pos itively No Admittance," are responsi ble for the various and conflicting ru mors concerning the Toyah oil field. This is all that can be seen of tho well recently drilled and of which so much has been said and written. Neither the log nor the depth of the well could be obtained from those hav ing the well in charge. This well has been capped but not sealed. A standard rig, with a capacity of 5000 feet, is now at work on a wen about 1000 feet north of the former lo cation and is working day and night. TVhere the OH 3Iay Be. Between these two wells, and running nearly east and west, is a ravine or i draw that may prove the making or unmaking of a great oil field. If this draw marks the location of a fault, then there is little prospect of ever producing oil in paying quantities from this location. The anticline crosses this surface, marking at an angle of about 45 de grees, and a comparison of the forma tion found in the two wells will deter- mine largely the fate of the terri-J tory as an oil producing section. In 1303, while driving a well for j water a light deposit of oil was en countered, which encouraged local capi tal to pat down 16 more wells in the i vicinitv cf the first. Thftsft wpIIc nv eraged 200 feet in depth, and all pro-i duced some oil, varying in quantity irom one gaiion to one-nair Darrei per day. Because of the cost attendant upon pumping the oil to this height in such limited quantities all the wells (Continued on Page Seven.- ILL AT T01 El Paso Port Will Break All Becords by Large Amount This Year. COLLECTION COST I IS QUITE LIGH4 The aggregate custom receipts at the local custom house will run to approx imately $710,000 for the year ending June 30, 1910,. an increase of over $200. 000 over the year previous. The value of imports passed through this port for the 1910 fiscal year wilt approximate $4,000,000, an increase of nearly a million dollars over the year 1909. The value of the exports from the United States into Mexico will approxi mate $7,000,000 for the past year, an increase of about a million and three quarters over the year 1909. The month of May. 1910, will hold the record for receipts at the local custom house, as more than $150,000 has al ready been collected during the month. The total for the month will probably reach $160,000, as against $9S,000 for the month of May, 1909. jliiu auuve ii;uils muy De accepiea as j an accuraxe Darometric indication of tne business conditions of both the United States and Mexico. One couse of the remarkable increase in imports and exports is In the opinion ed to write a letter .to the Woman's of collector Sharpe, the improved busi- i Missionarv union of El Paso stating ness conditions of the country, and an- that the "majority of the merchants of other is the Increased impbrtation ol the citv were opposed to the Saturday Mexican cattle into the United States, j afternoon or half holiday closing idea. The cost for collecting duties at this Tne sentiment of the merchants on port, per dollar, Is 13 3-10 cents. . the questiou was obtained bv a com- It cost the United States $309.41 per mlltee appointed at the previous meet dollar of Imports at Anapolis, Md., last i inff and named, by the representative year, and $122.49 at Alexandria Va., to xxiuilu collections. El Paso came first in Texas In 1909 in the amount of duties collected,-her nearest competitor being Galveston, with S455.SS3-.93 collected at a cost of 20 6-iO scents per dollar. REFORM BUREAU PROTESTS AGAINST BIG' FIGHT .Washington, v. C.May 2S. Protest ing against the proposed Jeffries-John-son prize fight, July 4, tlje Interna tional Reform bureau 1ms issued in open letter io congress. Other state and national organiza tions are to be asked to join in a move ment to have congress withhold official endorsement of San Francisco as the scene of the propose'd Panama canal ox position in 1913. This Woman i There Was Only tne In the year 1868 just 42 years ago a long line of mule drawn prairie wag ons trailed through Franklin, tiny vil lage of the Texas border, and camped a short distance away on the river bank. In one of the schooners was Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Gray, wife of a Georgia planter. Four months ago, Mrs. Annie Eliza beth Gray rode into El Paso, pass city of the border, arriving In a long trais of Pullman coaches, drawn by a throb bing engine. And she is here today, visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. L,. Sparks, 1315 Arizona street. Few have visited the Pass City be tween such a span of jears, noting the great change from Franklin to El Paso, from village to metropolis. At the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grav, whose head is crested with the frosts of 73 winters, talks freely of her experiences in crost iug by mule team from Arkansas to tSL tewBmm&'tBBSA ssBBmiimmMmmR - IF HOUDAY DENIED : D? IMS ami i- uai insif IBS I III II I I : C II I Hudspeth Tells Them That Governor Says Insurance Rates Must Be Cut. MUTUAL PLAN IS TO BE LOOKED UP There will be no Saturday 6-oclock-in-the-afternoon closing or any weekly half holidays for clerks in El Paso this summer, so far as the Retail Mer chants' league Is conce'rned. Positive ac tion was taken Friday night at the weekly meeting of the league, when a motion was made hy- Robert Moore that the secretary of the league be mstruct- of the Missionary union, Rev. C. 'O. Beckman. The committee found that of the 72 members of the league, only 22 would sign a petition to close their stores if the others In their line of business closed.. Hudspeth Reports. Senator Claude B. Hudspeth, who rep resents the league at Austin, in an en deavor to get relief from the the ex horbitant and unjust insurance rates applied to this city, made a report of his trip. He stated that he intervie-weJ two members of the rating board, who. while admitting on proof shown by senator Hudspeth that the rates seem ed too high, stated that the board was powerless to nlo anything. He inter viewed several legal authorities, includ- (Continued on Page Seven.) Was Here Before El Paso Village Of Franklin Then;. She Is Now' Living Here. California, and of what El Paso used to be before the age of railrftad and sky scraper. Franklin a Mere Villnsre. "I remember Franklin as a little place, very small it was. There was a fine river, a big. wide river witli many trees on the banks. "We camped by the river, near the town. My husband had a horse stolen, and so we always remembered Franklin. He sold 100 head of stock here, though 'dry cattle,' lie called them'. "We came from Arkansas, but at Mc Kinney we met many other travelers in big wagons. They came from many different states, and we all started on together. I remember Dallas and Fort "Worth as little towns. We camped on the Pecos river, I remember. Encountered Indians. "We went so many together because of the indians. There were about 20 wagons in our train. We passed many places where people had been killed, but we v. ere to many that the mdiain, did WORK IS ORDERED ON ELEPHANT BUTTE DAM Washington, D. C, May 2S. PrcIImlncry vrcrk In connection vrlth the Rio Grande irrigation project at Clepkant Butte tvHI be Inaugurated at once - by tho reclamation service. In accordance with Instructions from the secre- tnrj of the interior. . . The plan contemplates that actual -vr4 ? 4lia !nttnianf rfi fA V.l. A4y l .- "I . IIUJIWA .. ,0. bcun by July, 1811. The Rio Grande project will provide for the reclamation of 180,000 acres of Innd ljlnj? in Xenr Mexico, Texas and Mexico. It Is estimated that the entire project will cost 9,000.000. The clnm &itc virlll he one of the most remarkable structures of Its kind In the orld. It tvIII have a maximum bcljcht of 2CT feet and the len??th at the crest itIII be 1400 feet- The reservoir created will be the largest artificial body of water in the world. . '. COMMITTEE HEARS BALLIKG-ER'S SIDE Ballinger Guilty, -All Inter-! ior Officials Are. Says Attorney. y "Washington, D. C". May 2S. Attorney Vertrees, representing secretary Ballin ger, made his argument before the in vestigating -committee tQday. He -re ferred?ciaien,gth'- thAj,land laws of .viasKainTTUjBii mj completion; that he entered the office with the single idea to discharge hta duty. "If the committee should decide against secretary Ballinger," said Mrl Vertrees, "it would have to cast, an imputuation upon every man in the In terior department who has had -anything to do with, the Cunningham claims." The testimony against the secretary was termed "malevolent vociferation," attorney. Vertrees declaring the.re had bc-eif no substantial charge agains't the secretary. "Guggenheim seems to be the bogie of the west," said Vertrees with eni7 phasis. "I assume, he. like other men, has his virtues and his faults. He built a railroad In Alaska without any stock 6r bond issue, and with his own money. and that seems to me to be a g-o6d thing." not bother us. I believe that the indians around El Paso were very friendly. "From here we went through Arizona and stopped in Salt river valley, near the present capital city of Phoenix. But there was no Phoenix there then. My husband brought seme oxen with us, so that if the mules stampeded we would have them to pull us. He sold the oxen to a man, and the indians stole them. We stayed in Salt river valley for three months. Iii.ed in California. 'We lived in California for 20 years. I Our home was near Los Angeles. My ! husband was a farmer. My daughter j was born there, and so was a son. Then we moved to Phoenix and so I saw what had become of the Salt river val ley. "Now I am here in El Paso again. I had read of what a fine city El Paso was. I have not seen the river yet, but expect to go down there soon. They bar it is very small now, but it was a fine, big river Avhen I as here." Liu .ur. tpn.ii.iuai: i iiiiu jujiie JYflcemlwrh,- cunningnam sVs ' nid fyfOii a41J'';,'.,i nearly to. construction of tlie .foundation of the nAAtn AnfvrA - -T- vwk?k.- al1T 1a. M.t iun -aCftft-kA . VA. C: J VTJiy OUUii UC SLANDER: SUIT OUT-OF TRIAL Attorney Withdraws Re marks and Makes Apology to Injured. " Washington, D. C , May IS. Oscar Lawler, assistant attorney general for the interior department, today said he had sent to the BaJlinger-PInchot in vestigating committee and to Chris topher P. Connolly and James B. Con nolly, letter disavowing any intention of doing Messrs. Connolly. anv Iniurv in his testimony before the committee and withdrawing his remarks with an !in rtcv ' - Connollv. who is n lawyer of Mon- I tana and New T".ork and a well known magazine writer, filed a slander suit in the supreme court of the District Of Columbia against Lawler vesterday Connolly asked $20,000 damages. The basis of the action was 'the testimony allcged to have been given by Law'er May 17 before the Baliinger-Plnchot in vestigating committee, wherein Lawler is alleged to have referred to Connollv and others as ."despicable scoundrel who would stoop to any depths of degradation." HE A VY DAMAGE DONE TO PANAMA CANAL Xevr Orleans. L.n.. May !iS. A special cablcjcram received here .this morn ing from Colon sajs: Accidents to the Panama canal the last 30 das caused a loss of at least a minion dollars, according to investigations just completed by American experts. The most serious slide mis at the dam at Gntun. This caused ,the recent report that the Costa RIean earthquake had dam aged the workings. A long stretch of railroad trestle vras washed Into the Chagres river. Culcbra cut was flooded when the dam broke between the canal and Obispo division, opening a space 150 feet virte, and the loss there will total half a million dollars. . Dredge boat o. X, valued at $"0,000 sunk in heavy seas. Treat For The - Herald Children Next eek Xet Wednesday tind Thursday will -be Herald children's dav at Wash in-ton electric park. The KeraM wild resume its children's davs at the park this season and will give nhe libtle ones free tickets for various ccn cessions once every month. The first treat is going to be for next Wed nesday and Thursday, June 1 and 2. Coupons will be printed in the papr next week. There will be lots of fun for the boys and girls of The Herald family playing under the slmdy trees, looking at the animals, riding the mcrrygo round and Cupid's slide and looking t the pictures in the theater. Watdi for the coupons. f Fight Between Two Coun tries Appears to Be an Ab solute Certainty. ESTEADA FORCES BADLY DEFEATED United States May Capture Mcaraguan Boat That Got False Clearance. Washinsrton, D. C, May 28. Official advices to the state department, frem both Lima, Peru, and Quito, Ecuador, ia- j dicate that warlike preparations be tween Peru and Ecuador are belas rap idly poshed forward and. a coafliet seems inevitable. May Recapture Vcas. New Orleans, La., May 28. Advices this morning are that the United States I revenue cutter "Windom, now at Gal eston. Is ordered to prepare to sail for Nicaragua accompanying the cutter Davej. The object of the cruise is to t bring back the Nicaragua -warship Ve nus, the news of the capture of which ' by the gunboat Paducah is momentarily i expected here- If the Paducah is unable to locate tna Venus, the cutter will be able to effect Its capture, both being provided with armament. Falie Clearance. It is understood to be the Intention of the United States to capture the boat and bring it back to New Orleans, where k left on its mission. A telegram from Washington in this regard, says: "State department officials are in censed at statements contained fn two cablegrams reported to have been sent to president Madriz at Nicaragua by se- i nor Louis Corea, his representative in th United States, regarding" conditions under which the steamer Venus, nnw the NIcaraguan gunboat, obtained her . eiearance papers at New Orleans. J "These telegrams,, If authentic, seem to show conclusively that the Venus was iillCUUCU f against the revolutionary forces on the east coast of Nicaragua and that when she sailed from New Orleans, she car ried provisions and implements of war. "This is contrary to the evidence said to have been given by the repre sentatives of the Madriz government before the linked States court." Estrada Repulsed. Bluefields, Nicaragua, May 2S. The government forces under cover of the fire of the gunboat San Jacinto, routed the insurgents and captured Bluefields Bluff. This loss to the Estrada forces probably ends the revolution. Yesterday morning at 3 oclock, the Madriz gunboat San Jacinto began bembarding the bluff, the troops land ing under cover of the guns. There was only slight fighting, however, un til 6 oclock when the Madriz forces succeeded In taking the position of the enemy and the bluff. The Estrada troops were under com mand of Gen. Zeledon. The force of Madriz in the engagement Is estimated at 500 and that of Estrada at 200. The Estrada gunboats Branca and Ometepe escaped up the Escondido river. The government generals, "Lara and Chavarria, have not yet attacked Rama. which Is in the hands of the revolu- tionists. lien. Jiistraaa taxes nis aereat at Bluefields calmly. He says he Intends to make further resistance. No damage has yet been done to American prop erty here. SHERMAN EXPLOSION T"V.aRi:" MAN, DAMAGES PROPERTY. Sherman, Tex., May 2S. A boiler lr. the plant of the Sherman Cotton Oil & Provision company, exploded this morning, seriously injuring Simon Sul ger, an employe. It caused a S2009 damage.