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Tuesday Evening, May 31, 1910 - - - 10 Pages All the Xews Herald Prints It First While It's Fresh. ! II i !U surance Rate Is VELT TELLS BRITAIN -M I GOVERN EGYPTIANS . o ine mew lexas In Says Country Must Be Gov erned hj Somebody and He 'Hopes the English. FIEMNESS IS THE ONLY SOLUTION! Tells the Britishers They Have Been Too Easy With Their Dark Subjects. London. Eng., May 31. Theodore Roosevelt was today presented with the freedom of the city of London, and he accepted the honor "with a literal Ism that led him to a frankness of speech that created a sensation in Guild hall. As the former head of a country that once paid tribute to Great Britain, the American statesman gave the mother land some hold advice as to her duty toward her most troublesome depend ency in Africa. Mr. Roosevelt said it was either right or not right for Great Britain to be in Egypt and establish order there. If not right, she should get out- Mr. Roose velt "eulogized the British rule in Uganda and the Sudan. He also de clared that Great Britain liad given Egypt the best government that coun try had had in 2000 years, but in cer tain vital points it nad erred. Timidity and sentimentality, he said, might cause more harm than violence and injus tice. Mr. Roosevelt denounced the Nation alist party of Egypt as neither desir ous nor capable of guaranteeing pri mary justice- It was trying to bring -1 murderous chaos on the land, he said Cnnu rQ inn oolI Vi a fmwA -vwabI' I Aia" '-' 9 cwa. i. ki -J x ci I'1 ca dent, must govern Egypt. He hoped and believed the English would decide that the duty was their's. On the whole, his speech constituted the most forcible expression on for eign topics that the distinguished vis itor has made during his European tour. Guild hall has been the scene of many stirring events since its erec tion in the fifteenth century. It was there that the trials of Anna Askew, the earl of Surrey and lady Jane Grey were held, but no audience of modern times has listened more intently to the proceedings than that which gathered today to hear the former president of the United States. His outspoken views sent a thrill through the auditors -which will likely be felt outside the "walls of the ancient council hall. , ROOSEVELT COMING TO TEXAS TO SPEAK. Will Take Part in Campaign for Gov ernor, in Behalf of the Repub lican Nominee, It Is Said. Washington. D. C, May 31. As a preliminary to writing a history ol Texas, Theodore Roosevelt will enter the political arena in Texas and other states this summer in behalf of noml- (Continued on Last Page.) U. S. TO ENJOIN Washington, D. C, May 31. Following a conference today between presi dent Taft and attorney general Wlckersham it was learned that a decision was reached to file an injunction suit against the proposed increase of freight ratei? tomorrow by the "Western Traffic association. Senator LaFolIette today introduced a bill declaring that the attorney general should institute a suit immediately to enjoin the advancement of railroad rates and sought to introduce a joint resolution declaring it to lie un lawful to advance rates without the consent of the interstate commerce com mission. ' Attorney general Wickersham said today that he is not ei prepared to an nounce any plans he might have in response to the request for an injunction against the AVestern Traffic associatloa prohibiting it from putting into effect an advance In freight rates in the western territory tomorrow. FUN A T PARK FOR f-itr&Ar Fun for The Herald children, lots of It. The first of the series of free summer entertainments at "Washington park will begrton to Herald children "Wednesday afternoon and evening. Thursday afternoon and evening will also be Herald children's day at the park. Coupons are printed in The Herald today. They will appear three days Tuesday, "Wednesday and Thursday. Herald children can cut these out and have a good time at The Herald's epense at the park. It is pleasant to visit the park thee days and play under the shade trees, visit with the animals In the zoo and enjoy the amusement privileges of this beautiful breathing spot. The Herald coupons are good for the moving pictures and vaudeville per formance In the park theater, the Cupid's slide and the Mcrrygoronnd. It costs nothing to enjoy these; only the trouble of cutting out the coupons from The Herald. There is fun of various other kinds for the children, too, and, al together it will be pleasant for them to enjoy an afternoon or evening. Many of the parents are arranging to go out in the afternoon vtith the children and have basket picnics under the trees, while the little ones enjoy tliexnxeli es as guests of The Herald- ELECTION OF DIREET Owen Says Entire Country Demands It, But Eepublf cans Refuse It. OKLAHOMA SENATOR MAKES STRONG- PLEA Washington, D. C. May 31. "It will be better for this country." said sen ator Owen, of Oklahoma, today, "when senators and members oZ congress and states legislators and ' mu nicipal legislators are chosen by the direct vote of the p'eople and when the people have the r.ght of recall by the nomination of a succes sor to their public servants. The peo ple will never abuse their po-er." The senator was speaking in the senate In favor of a resolution introduced by him, in accordance with the wishes of the aegislature of the state of Oklahoma, providing for the submission of a con stitutional amendment for the election of senators by direct vote of the peo ple. Prevent Corruption. Such an amendment, he said, would prevent the corruption of legisla-tures, would prevent the improper use of money in the campaigns by men am bitious to obtain a seat in the senate j and would canmel candidates for the senate to be subjected to the severe scrutiny ofa campaign before the peo ple and compel the selection of the best fitted men. Further, he said, it would popularize government and tend to in- crease the confidence of the people in the senate, "'which has been to some extent impaired in recent years." It would also prevent deadlocks, he con tinued, due to political contests ' in which various states from time to time had been left unrepresented. "Widespread Public Iemand. "I cannot believe," said -senator Owen, "that the senate is conscious of the widespread public demand for the elec tion of senators by direct vote of the TanT-h1ck T - rrxf ryA cnKmif ati -!. zi , ,H, -L. .....v, utu,.. ,u,uc K,. action taken by the various states, showing that 36 of them have expressed themselves, in one form or another, fa vorably to the election of senators by direct vote of the people. "I believe," he declared, "that the will of the people is far more nearly rignl in the main than the will of any Indi vidual statesman who is apt to be hon ored by them with a seat In the senate; that the -whole people are more apt to be safe and sane, more apt to be sound and honest then a single Individual. At all event I feel not only willing, but I really desire to make effective the will of the people of my state. Xo Party Difference. Democratic and Republican states J alike west Df the Hudson river have acted favorably in this matter almost without exception. Only eight or nine states have failed to act, and I do not doubt that if the voice of the people of these states of New England, of New York, Maryland and Delaware could find convenient expression, free from machine politics, every one of them would favor the election of senators by direct vote and would favor the right of the people to instruct their representative's in congress and the sen ate. Parties AH Favor It. "Not only the states have acted al most unanimously in favor of this right (Continued on Page Two.) INCREASED RA TES n run no cm Men Prepare to Break Out of Colorado Penitentiary and Rendezvous Here. LEADER KILLED - BY THE GUARDS Three Colorado convicts had planned to make El Paso their operating head quarters after two of them'had dyna mited the penitentiary and escaped, but it happens that one of the convicts was killed "when he started to do the dynamiting, the other one was re strained, and now there is no reunion of crooks for the Pass City. The man who jnet his death was Harry Brophy and he had been in El Paso before, for it was he who planned the meeting here, at the alligator pond in the plaza. Paul Morton or J. E. Morgan, a prisoner who escaped "while on parole, was the man to whom the letter was addressed. He had slipped dynamite, a revolver and other stuff in for Brophy and asso ciates to make their attempt to break out. Brophy was killed when the break was attempted. When Brophy's dead body was car ried into the morgue at the penitentiary two letters were found upon him, ad dressed to J. E. Morgan, which is Mor ton's true name, and as a coincidence in the line of life Morton was arrested one J month to a day after they were written. Letters Tell of Morton's Part. The letters tell not only of the part that Morton played, but they invited him to participate in other dangerous and hazardous undertakings, and dis close a mind that is pregnant with evil and conceptive of a multitude of crimes. They speak of a "nice caper" Brophy and Williams were going to "pull off" in Colorado before they left and in vited Morton to meet them In EI Paso, Tex., "where there will be a' nice piece of money" waiting for him. By way of parentheses Brophy refers to El Paso with unconscious irony that should be flatteringly received "by the citizens of the city. He wrote his incriminating letter on the morning preceding the night of the prison break, and in it he says: Text of Letter Brophy "Wrote. "Well, old sport, everything Is fine. You have done your part and I will do mine. The big caper comes off tonight. J I am -writing this in my cell so that I will have it ready to take with me and I will mail it when we reach Victor or Cripple Creek in the morning. "I hope you have not been worrying the last month. I received vour postal all right, but I wouldn't take a chance on writing you from the inside. I thougnt It was better to wait until the 25th, as we agreed to do. By the time you get this you will have heard all j about us through the papers. I got all that junk without a rumble of any kind and everything has gone fine so far Williams went out this morning and that Is Mhat I have been waiting for. "We have changed our plans a little since you left, so that it will be im possible for us to go east for a while. But If you still have the idea that yclu would like to tangle up with us I will tell you how you can connect with us. When you get this letter start imme diately for El Paso, Tex., and we will meet you there about two weeks from now. We intend to pull of a pretty nice caper In this state in a few days, so keep your eye on the papers and you will know how we come out. If we make good there -will be a nice piece of money waiting for you, so don't fail to meet us in El Paso. Called El Paso a Nice, Gentle Town. 'I can't tell you exactly just when we will get there because we have to make a cross-country getaway, and It may take longer than we expect, but that is the place we are heading for and we ought to get there in about two or three weeks. We may be a little later than that or possibly a little sooner, but you start for there right away. Now El Paso is a nice, gentle town. They never bother anybody there, so you needn't be afraid of get ting picked up. When you get there don't get your hooks on, but just lay down and wait until the big show ar rives. "Now, Zeak, we have doped out a way so thatyou can't miss us in that town if you follow the directions, and we are sure to pick you up. When you- arrive in El Paso locate the plaza. It Is a park directly opposite the postbffice, and in the center of the park there Is an alli gator tank Now you make visits to . that tank twice a day, once in the morning at 10 oclock, arid once in the afternoon at 4 oclock. Stay around the tank for a fewk minutes at each visit (Continued on last page) Free Fun GOOD FOR ONE Ride On MERRY-G0- Washington Electric Park The Herald wants the children of El Paso to have a good time at "Washington Electric Park Wednesday and Thursday. It has purchased tickets for them for three of the leading attractions. Cut them out, boys and girls, and have a good time. Go out any time after 2 oclcck each day. Take your coupons and enjoy the attractions; The Herald pays for your fun. fiZZE rc. f Alderman Blumenthal Fath ers Plan for Exercises in Cleveland Square.- BAND MAY PLAY THERE ALL DAY El Paso Is going to have a Fourth of July celebration. Alderman Sam Blu menthal says so, and that means that it will be the right sort, for El Paso has no more patriotic citizen than Sam Blumenthal. "There ought to be music all day," said Mr. Blumenthal, "and I will take the matter up with the city council at once, either today or at the Thursday meeting. "There will be a band concert for a certainty in Cleveland square Monday night, July 4, and I think there should be music in the park all day so the people can go and hear it when thoy please. The regular weekly concerts are given on Tuesday evening. We will have it changed that week to Monday in honor of the Fourth. Then I think we ought to have some sort of a patriotic program In connection with the concert a speech or so and prayers and then some fireworks. "I will see what the aldermen think of the plan of appropriating money for the purchase of fireworks. If we can legally do it, I am sure that the coun cil will be willing. These could be set off at the square during the concert. "We will have some sort of a cele bration in Cleveland square, if It Is nothing but the band concert ami snmA addresses, for I don't think the day Klinitlrl h filmtt-frl tn ncs; tti-v.... proper observance, so that the children win oe maue to understand the signifi- J cancc or the day. The plan of alderman Blumanthal For Herald Children GOOD FOR ONE Admission To THEATER Washington Electric Park APRMDFUb MENACB MEXICO OBJECTS TO AIRSHIP INVASIONS; TREA TY WITH U. 5. -Washington, D. C, May 31. Aerial grcss that secretary of tate Knox and der line between those two countries. It will be first treaty governing aviation between nations The plan i to make compulsory the registration of airships which cross the hordcr. The recent flights of Charles Iv. Hamilton over the border for Th Herald at EI Paso and later at Douglas, Ariz., caused the two government to take up the matter. meets with the approval of all to whom it has been broached. The merchants slLl0: tuicui n iiuu uo .kLf:j jlia mot jcait uui. all seem to favor some sort of celebra- j tlon and tho idea is quite general that It should be held, in connection with a concert in Cleveland square. Judge A. S. J. Eylar and rabbi . Zielonka have been suggested for addresses, with a prayer by Rev. C. S. Wright, with mayor Robinson or ex-mapor Sweeney presiding over the exercises. As wasnmgton park will be open during the day with all the concessions running, and a ball game in the after noon, the people will have a chance to visit the park and picnic beneath the frees during the-day if they wish, and then they can return to the city at night, it is argued, and be near home for the closing celebration. The Herald is arranging for its usual Fourth of July treat for the children of The Herald family at Washington park during the afternoon of the Fourth. EDITOR OF THE SANTA ROSA SUN IS DEAD Passes Away in Few Months After the Death of His Wife in El Paso Where She "Was Operated on. Santa Fe, N. M.. May 31. F. D. Morse, editor of the Santa Rosa Sun, for a num ber, of years police judge at Denver and before that, prominent in Republican politics In Kansas, died today at Santa Rosa, his illness dating from his wife's death a few months ago in El Paso, after an operation. a son who is an officer- in the Philip pine scouts, survives. GOOD FOR ONE Slide On CUPID?S SLIDE Washington Electric Park W ssymiy- From san .inrocio Express. navigation has made such ranld nro- the government cf Mexico are ncgoti- . "DT Tjf a r,TTT"KTr "i?T fTTT '""xa.LriliJM ix . J:U U - IS UNLAWFUL ACT Government Begins Trial of the First Test Case, in Missouri. Kansas City, Mo., May 31. Millers, grain men and bakers of various parts of the country were In federal court here today when the case of the govern ment against the Lexington 31111 and Elevator company, of Lexington, Neb., charged with adulteration In bleaching flour and with misbranding flour in violation of the pure food and drug act, was called before judge Smith Mc Pherson. The case is based on the govern ment's seizure of 625 sacks of flour in a grocery store at Castle, Mo., and Is brought under the admiralty law, which gives the government the right to seize contraband goods. FORMER TJ. S. TREASUER. DIES. New York, May 31. Charles Henry Treat, until a Sew months ago treas urer of the United States, to which po sition he was appointed by president Roosevelt, died of apoplexy in his apartments last night. He was 68 vears old. OIL EXPERT THINKS WELL OF CAMP CITY Out of five 3 ears experience as oil operator and contractor in the Okla homa oil fields, II. M. Atlami, who has Just returned from an Inspection of the oil formation at Camp City, N. M., concludes that the prospects for finding oil in paying quantities at Camp Citare very encouraging. Mr. Adams was lnt-ret,td in 5ie Oklahoma oil lands both at a.i operator and a contractor and s titer Miulilv rninlliar with conditions am! fo-.Mnatt.uii in that field. He finds tte formatl'Mit at Camp City very simil.tr :o those in Oklahoma and believes ih-.t tUey justify the sinking of at least two wrlh. 'I am conservative, said Mr. Adams, 4vrhcn I state that the indication for oil at Camp City are very encouraging." Mr. Adams Is not interested in the oil property there but made the trip with a view to investing should ho find encouragement to do so. Mr. Adams has been interested In the oil business for five years. He re sides at present at Helen, X. M., and at one time vns a resident of El Paso. The contractors at Camp City have abandoned the original well and are busy transferring the boring rig to a site hliont "00 feet from the original well. The transfer will consume nil of the p resent week aud active "work, on boring a new well will begin next week. Aside From Heavy Loss in Battle, Troops Are Suffer ing From Petilence. MORE MARINES ARE HURRIED I United States May Be Called Upon to Decide Which Is Real Government. New Orleans. La, May 3L A cable gram received here this morning from Bluefields, Nicaragua, says: "A conference early this morning in which Estrada's staff participated prac tically decided to engage Madris's re maining forces in open battlefield hrQ this afternoon or tocnorro-w. ,The de cision was reached following reports of scouts that Madriz's men are greatly weakened and are probably unable to withstand an attack, because of lack of provisions and the ravages of dis ease In camp. Venus Is Inactive. "The Madriz steamer Venus has not been permitted to bombard -the trenches back of Bluefields. This would have necessitated firing over the city; The United States gunboat Padncah Is pre pared for action, although the necessity for this did not arise. -Rumors state that zhe bluff was lost to Estrada though treachery and -the taking of this strong position by the Madriz forcej has materially lessened Estrada's chances of success, but Es trada's men still maintain that he sur rendered the bluff to draw the Madria army on." End Near for Madriz. Cablegrams received this . morning telling the details of the death of the Madriz forces, were shown to. the 'Madriz- junta, which had also received messages today to the same effect. Five hundred of the government forces are dead from the fighting and pestilence as a result of the operations of a week about Bluefields. The great est casualties were caused by the rap d fire machine guns from Estrada-'s trenches. The defenders of the city lost a hundred killed and wounded. Friends of Madriz in the New Orleans junta said: "President Madriz may as well abandon the struggle in Central America, for evidently his government is about to be suppleplanted by that of 1 Estrada. it seems that theAmerican j state department is determined to put j permanent peace of the country, the more concessions he toII likely receive himself." This statement was made following the receipt of the news here that the United States had ordered more troops to Nicaragua. More American Marines. Washington. D. C, May SI. The navy department is doing everything in rts power to strengthen the ismall force of less than 100 marines TIth the blue Jackets on the Paducah now at Blue fields. The cruiser Dubuque, which was rushed from Bluefields to the isthmus to secure reinforcements, ha already taken aboard 200 of the ma rines that- have been encamped at Em pire and sailed from Cristobal for Blue fields. It is believed that with a landing fcrce of about 300 American marines and perhaps some bluejackets In the city, protected by the guns of the twe warships, the Paducah and Dubuque, foreign interests can be protected. XJ. S. Mnst Decide. While the state department maintains a complete silence on ..developments around Bluefields, it is acknowledged in diplomatic circles that the action of Estrada in removing the custom house irora the Bluefields bluff and the an nouncement of the Madriz garrison that the government will continue to demard payment of duties there, has placed th s government in an embarrassing posi tion. On the first occasion 1n which an American vessel is held up for double duties, the question wiH be put square ly up to the department as to which of the combatants is the responsible government of Nicaragua and entitled to collect import duties. So far the Tnlted States avoided recognition of either. '