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El Paso, Texas,
Jnne 20, 1910 - - - 12 Pages
AH the News
Herald Prints It First
".Vblle It's Fresh-
Attorney General 'Major
Asks for State to Forbid
Doino- Business There.
Jefferson City, Mo., June 20. Attor
arr general Elliott W Major began
ouster proceedings against five meat
packing companies today by filing quo
warrant information in the supreme
ccurt. The companies attacked are Ar
mour Packing company, Morris &
Company, Swift & Company, Hammond
Packing company and St. IOuls Dressed
Beef a4 Provision company.
The Armoor, Swift and Morris com
panies are -hrged with violating the
ant -trust few and conspiracy and the
Ji mnnd and St. Ixmls Pressed Beef
axd Prevision compares, as subsidiary
c .2.panles ef the National Packing com
pany with conspiracy to control the bus-lr-e
The f "ve companies are named in two
re tkros which ask that the corpora
tions be excluded from all corporate
r.r'ts. that their licenses be forfeked
nnd that all or such portions of their
j '-op-rty as the court may deem proper,
bf '-onflecated or in lieu thereof, a fine
Coaw " jcy Charged.
Anaosr. Swiff and Morris are charged
xrh hating entered Into a conspiracy in
"' 9 t control the prices to be paid by
'a'er? in livestock, poultry, butter,
egg. dairy and agricultural products
to control the prices to be paid by re
ta 1 and "wholesale dealers for dressed
meats and to control the prices to be
peld by aH -wholesale and retail dealers,
tr poultry, butter, eggs, dairy and ag-r'-cltural
products and byproducts from
tre business of slaughtering livestock
There companies," the petition says,
Tisr"d Into a trust to unlawfully
regulate, fix and control the prices at
w.iicb dealers sell and offer to sell to
t ' ' oasamcr and others all dressed,
meals and eggs, poultry -nd other
jr fucts and to control the prices to be
pad far such articles when so regu
Tated. and unlawfully to limit the trade
!n all products with a view to lessen,
re-tricf. limit and destroy trade and full
competition In the purchase and sale of
sneat prodacts. poultry, butter and eggs.
An Unlr vfnl Trust.
That in pursuance of an unlawful
trust the corporations have met and
agreed upon and fixed from -week to
- &k and day to day an ag eed price
TS a and to be paid by all persons for
l,T-estoek and products which sbould be
rarchai-ed. sold or offered for sale In
Missoeri; chat pieces -at which the
products were to be eOld, -were unlaw
fully fixed by means of -which compe
t Ion In the purchase and sale of meat
products has been lessened, restricted
The second count of the petition
charges that the three packing com
r antes conspired to restrain trade and
d-stroy competition in the purchase and
sale of meat products, livestock, poul
try, butter and eggs by fixing a price
Tr be paid by ail the members of al
leged agreement and conspiring to con
trol the business of buying, selling and
dealing in packing house products.
Continuing the petition says:
"Through these agreements, trade,
commerce and competition In the pur
chase and sale of packing house prod
uct have been restrained and the com
pany have obtained control of, and
monopolized to the exclusion of all oth
ers the business of buying, selling and
dealing in any commodities, products
of packing houses."
The alleged absorption of the Ham
mond and St. Louis dressed beef and
provision companies by the National
Parking company is said in the petition
of the attorney general to have taken
(Continued on Page Four).
ROAD FROM SPRINGER
TO GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA
Dalharr. Tex, Jnae 20. J. H. Conlin, chief engineer of the Mountain
YMbk and Valley railwny, ha, arrived here with a force to establish a lo
cation irarvey for the above road betwenn Dalhart and Sprinjrer, N. M. Work
Trill be pushed from now very energetically. The road is financed and will
w,t, - cnf..... -v At., in Guthrie, Okla., by way of Dalhart.
PRESIDENT SIGNS THE
Washington. D. ., June 20. The
president signed the statehood bill at
1-40 p. m- today.
At .".20 oeiock odey the vice presi
dent afUxoa Jtis signature to the state
hood 1H1, wMch ivcas the last step In
the progress of ihe legislation before the
measure went to the president for ap
Tro pens were used by the presi
Cfnt la affixing his signature, a gold
cue furnished by postmaster general
H.tchceck. and an eagle feather brought
I y delegate Andrews. Both were re
ta red b: the owners as souvenirs.
Statehood agitation in Xew Mexico
nu v be traced as far b?k as 1S50: when
f .T-wteg -what they believed to be a
! nt from the federal government, in
Taylor's administration, the people elect
fd delegate--, held a convention and
adopted a constitution at Santa Fe. The
f .'ftitutJ was submitted to the peo
pjp and carried, and state officers were
e ted, with Henry Connelly as gov-er-!'-r
Congress, however, nullified the pro
reiiags and placed New Mexico on a
iciitortol baste September 9. 1S50. In
;e niesiirwbile, the state legislature had
en elected an met. passing a number
r - acts, and ejecting two senators, but
.: lid good.
I i lffSS a kit4w!e inldep.t deprived
Xfw Mexico of s(Eatiood, 'just as the
j Two Ministers Say That El
j Pasoans Who Advocated
j Races Helped Cause It.
TENANT LOSES HIS
MONEY; THEN KILLS
Two El Paso ministers on Sunday de
clared positively that the tragedy of
last Friday in -which E. Kohlberg -was
slain by his tenant, John Leech, -was
directly traceable to the Juarez raoes.
Both Dr. Robert Bruce Smith and Rev.
Perry J. Rice declared that the slayer
had played his money off at the races
and was therefore unable to pay his
rent, hence the .notice of dispossession
served by the owner of the property and
the killing of the owner by the enraged
tenant. Mr. Rice said:
"How does It happen that such a
tragedy can occur in the quiet of our
civic life? Who is responsible Of
course the man who fired" the fatal shot
is first of all to blame. There seems
to have been next to no extenuating
circumstances. It was an expression of
unbridled anger. The most that can
be said is that in a temporary fit of an
ger the man expressed himself of his
Ts the man who did the shooting
alone responsible for this tragedy?
How comes it that he was behind in his
rent? Did such conditions result from
the ordinary course or business? I am
told that he was not a drinking man and
that the house usua-iy paid iwell, espe
cially in the -winter. How does It hap
pen that he iras so Involved? Here is
the answer in a word: 'He played the
races last winter and lost-' He spent the
legitimate earnings of himself and his
wife gambling at an institution fostered
and protected by citizens of this city
in the hope of some temporary gain.
Where Responsibility Ucs.
"But you say: 'He needn't to have
gambled.' I answer; Somebody had to.
The race trick never -would have been
built except for the hope that some
body would gamble and Jose. Why not
this man? So long as such Institution's
are tolerated, some men. weaker than
others are going to be the victims, and
ihey in turn are going to have their
victims just as this man had.
"Who then, is responsible for this
tragedy? I answer every man -who ad
vocated the race track, every agency
that gave It public sanction, every man
-who did not, as he had opportunity to
do so, utter his protest against it. The
blood of citizen Kohlberg Is upon your
What the Races Did.
"I ask you how many homes have you
here in El Paso to make desolate; ho-rt
many of your substantial business In
terests havo you here to jeopardize: how
manv Kohlberg's have you to sacrifice
on this altar of -greed and diabolism?
You business men, bankers who gave
your testimony through the paper- that
the race track -would be a good thing,
how do you feel about It now? Go up
and look Mrg. Kohlberg and her chil
dren in the face. Go to see Mrs. Leech
and her two children, marked and sad
dened for life. Go look at the crape on
the door of a prominent place of busi
ness in this city whose Interests you
would serve: reflect upon the -whole af
fair and ask yourself if vou can sanc
tion 'for a few paltry dollars an Insti
tution that yields this sort of returns.
Remember as you reflect upon it all that
in so far as yon lent your support to
the race track with its attendant evils
(Continued on Page Four.)
i territory was on the eve of admission
delegate In congress from New Mexico,
I Stephen B. Elkins. now senator from
IWet Virginia, after securing a neces
sary bunch of southern votes in the
J house for a statehood bill, lost the sup
I port of the southerners by openly con-
gratulatlng representative Burrows of
1 Michigan in a speech which angered the
j southern statesmen, Mr. E'lkins having
j been out of the room and unaware of the
nature oi the address.
A statehood memorial laid before con
gress by the territorial legislature of
1S76 failed of effect, as have all similar
ones since, until this jear. In 1906 the
famous joint statehood, proposition was
adopted by Xew Mexico, but turned
down by Arizona. Joint statehood was
a product of the brain of senator Bev-
eridge of Indiana. The territories have
been backed In their fight by presidents
Roosevelt and Taft and the present ex
ecutive has maintained a firm stand for
the passage of the bill as the fulfilment
of a party pledge.
Arizona's struggle has been similar
to that of New Mexico. Time after
time delegate Mark Smith, in congress
for a quarter of a century, passed state
hood bills through the house only to ?ee
them kiHed in the senate. Arizona re
fused absolutelj to accept or even con
sider joint statehood, thereby greatly
disappointing Theodore Roosevelt and
the Republican leaders at Washington.
It Looks That Way to People
Who Seem to Know the
Attitude of Governor.
ONLY AIT EXCUSE
Dallas, Texas, June 20.
Through the office of the state
secretary at Dallas, chairman
A. B. Storey, of the state Dem
ocratic executive committee has
sent out an official call for a
Democratic state convention to
be held at Galvaston August 9.
All state officers are to be nom
inated at this convention. The
campaign is bitter between the
four gubernational candidates,
prohibition being the principal
. ("By Horace H. Shelton.)
San Antonio, Tex., June 20.--That the
repeal of the state fire Insurance rat
ing law is the excuse and that the real
purpose of governor Campbell in calling
a special session of the legislature is
to bring about state wide prohibition,
either through a law to that effect, or
through! a constitutional convention Is
now the opinion of well posted observ
ers of the political situation.
In fact the rovernor does not deny
that Is his intention. It -was due to
a -well defined hint from him that the
probable purpose of the special ses
sion vras made known.
As the situation now stands It looks
as If the situation was -well In the gov
ernor's hands. It will require only a
majority of the members of the legis
lature to enact state wide prohibition
through a statute or to call a consti
tutional convention and there is cer
tainly a majority of the present legis
lature In favor of prohibition. In fact
submission at the regular session,
which required a two-thirds vote, was
barely defeated. The bill had the nec
essary two-thirds in the house but -was
blocked in the senate from time to
To Fill Vacancies.
The governor will on June 23 issue a
call for special election for July 2.?.
the date of the Democratic primaries,
to fill all existing vacancies In the
j house and senate. There are now three
vacancies in the senate and If the sub
j missionists or the prohibitionists cap
ture these districts they will be able
to control the senate by the tiwo'-thlrds
(Continued on Page Four.)
MOTORMAN GIVES HIS
LIFE TO SAVE WOMAN
A WrnshInsrton, D. C, June 20. Charles Driver, a motorman, lies flying In
a hospital of Injuries .sustained yesterday when endeavorlnp: to fjaTe the pas
sengers ef his car front the deadly fluid of a broken feed -wire. The car
.stopped where overhead repair were being mmle nnd r. young woman stepped
toward the nputterlnfr feed vIre.
Driver leaped forward, brushed her usldc, nnd with a nevnpapcr In his
hand, seized the vtlre. The current hurled him against the car nnd his cloth
Ing' burst into flnmea.
Am seeore.s of people looked on, sh ddering at fie spectacle of the burn
ing man, ome one smothered the flames with a coat Then they lifted
Driver nnd bore him to the Potomac rler, where water was used lu n fruitless
effort to brinpr consciousness.
Long: after he reached the hospital he became conscioun nd then hi.s
younB1 wife, who had been a mother but two weekw, and had risen from her
j bed to come to his side, was Informed
f i f x 4 3&&&x3 ' x SiS3
Theo. Roosevelt, Jr.. Takes .Mimim ' .PB
Miss Alexander as Bride mM . - i W--:W?! V ' V 1
in Xew York Church.
New York. X. Y., June 20. Weather
typical of the month of brides and roses
attended the wedding today of Miss
Eleanor Butler Alexander an-1 Theo
dore Roosevelt, jr., whose nuptials at the
Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church fur
nished one of the most notable society
events of the season.
The attendance of the groom's distin
guished father, whose welcome home
from abroad stirred New York Satur
day, stimulated popular interest in the
function so that there was a record
throng In the vicinity of the church edi
fice long before 4 oclock, the hour set
for the ceremony.
The church was beautifully decorated.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
Dr. Henry M. Sanders, great uncle of the
Miss Alexander was attended by Mrs.
Snowden Fahnestock, formerly Miss
Elizabeth Berton, at whose wedding a
few weeks ago, Miss Alexander was maid
of honor. For bridesmaids she had the
Misses Ethel Roosevelt, Harriet and
Janette Alexander, cousins; Miss Jean
W. Delano and Miss .Tesie Mllllngton
Drake. of Paris.
Kermlt Roosevedt was his brother's
best man and the ushers were Emlen
Roosevelt, Francis Roche, Monroe Doug
las Robinson, Hamilton Fish, jr., Ful
ton Cutting, John W. Cutler, Crafton
Schumen. Morgan Gilbert, of Utica, and
The ceremony was followed by a re
ception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
B. Alexander, who have lent their house
to Mrs. Henry A. Alexander, the bride's
mother, as the latter's is too small for
so large a function.
-WOMAN PILOTS BALLOOX
IX AN ELECTRICAL. STORM.
St. Louis, Mo., June 20. After bat
tling with the elements for three hours,
Miss Julia Yoerner last night fulfilled
her fletcrminntlon to be the first woman
In the world to pilot a balloon In a
She made the ascension shortly before
5 clock In the afternon and within
half an hour a heavy electrical storm
The balloon swept backward and for
ward at an altitude of 1600 feet and
finally she was compelled to appeal to
her assistant, John Berrin, to help her
make the descent.
The tending was made nine miles from
thnt there was little chance of his re-
H5S EIVAirOK. SUTLER. AtEXANDEIC cZl.yit
EL PASO BOY FALLS
TO DEATH FROM A
Cloudcroft, N. M., June 20. Sam
Wood Whltmer, 13yearold son of Mrs.
Victoria Whltmer, fell from the S, or
reverse curve bridge, a distance of 60
feet at 6 p. m. Sundas and waslnstant
ly killed. His neck was broken, his
thigh broken and he sustained Internal
injuries. Sam, his lOyearoId brother
Alfred and Jolly Tuttle were playing on
the bridge, when Sam slipped and fell
to his death on the jagged rocks be
neath the bridge. '
When the news was brought to
Cloudcroft, it created great excitement
and cast a pall of gloom over the resort,
as the dead boy was well known
among all the Crofters as a manly little
fellow. The remains were brought here
and prepared for burial. Mrs. Whltmer,
Vile? wiAthnr icy onnDrvioAT" n nrt !ti tfio
known and popular In El Paso. On June
9 'she came to Cloudcroft with her boys
for the summer. Mrs. "Whltmer is the
widow of the late Dr. A. H. Whltmer
who died eight years ago, and she re
sides at 502 North Oregon street. The
remains of the dead lad, accompanied
by the grief stricken mother, the little
brother and an uncle, Albert Wood, will
J be taken down on tonight's train for
Interment In El Paso.
The funeral will probably 'be held
Mrs. Whltmer came up to Cloudcroft
for the special purpose of giving Sam
Cananea, Mexico, June 20. Four men were arrested Sundny morniug 20 miles north of Cananea, with STIOO rounds
of ammunition, two rifles, two carbines and two revolvers.
They were taken to Nogales, Sonora, for trial.
It Is believed the men are part of those who ha-e been buying supplies iu Bishce and Douclas recently.
Mexican offictnis deny knowledge of the arrest of G3 men with arms nnd ammunition in secret political' assembly last
the benefit of the mountain air this
summer, as he was not strong and had
to be taken out of school before the
term ended. He was in the seventh
grade at Sunset school. The lad sold
Saturday Posts- after school hours and
was known to many El Pasoans for
manliness and business like methods.
Alfred, the little brother who was
present when Sam fell to his death, re
cently met with an accident in El Paso,
when he Avas badly burned by pouring
water onto some lime.
An uncle of the deceased boy, Alfred
Wood, came up this morning and goes
back tonight with Mrs. Whitmer. J.
J. Raster, an El Paso undertaker, who
was here visiting his wife, prepared the
remains for burial.
ONE DEAD; TWO
HURT IX AUTO.
Waukesha, Wis., June 20.
One man was killed and two oth
ers badly injured by the plunge
of an automobile down a steep
embankment and into a fence
near Waukesha early today.
William Grobben. an automobile
salesman, was killed. John Kel-lj-
suffered a fracture of the leg
and cuts on t'je body, and Harry
Doex had his right are broken
in three places. All reside in
SKIED II III
City Is Guarded From All
Directions and Many Arms
Have Been Seized.
THERE WITH RURALES
Premature Exposure of Plot
to Cause Trouble, Results
in Preventing It.
Xr.cc, Ai'Iz., Jnne 20. The prema
ture exposure of the presence of fire
arms and ammunition and the capture
and deportation of the ring leaders, has
checked and probably discouraged what
might have been very serious troHblc
The authorities have taken measures
to prevent meeiiBgs thnt micrht in anv
way foinent troubles, the police have
orders to disperse any gathering of 50
or more persons nnd a house to house
search has revealed the hidinjr place of
many rifles and much ammunition.
Undoubtedly plenty of arms and am
munition are still in the hands of the
discontented faction, bnt it is hardly
believed there will be serious trouble
now that the soldiers and police ave on
Cananea Is now guarded by two com
panies of the 27th Infantry and a com
pany of rurales under command of Col.
Emilio Kostcrlltzky ere stationed at
thrt sapor"!: points jrorr-Jin: the
entrance to the city, in addition to
which the gendnrme? irc under arms
to act as may be necessary.
Gen. Torrcz: has assured the authori
ties that the moment the necessity
arises he Trill send 400 men by special
1IAXY MEN ARRESTED.
Many men have been detained by the
pcJie for erer'ing n listTr?ncc in
causing pnbiie gathering, and at least
12 men have been removed to Hcrxnosillo
until after the elections. The trouble
arises -meng the y-ner element,
strong in their demand for a 'political
liberty,' and In thcr pi 1 -r free
speech nnd "the right to vote.
The idol of mny a? this time is senor
Madero, who hts be?n named as their
candidate for president and who by
reason of his hnvinsr caused crowds to
form. ha been plac-d In jail at Mou
terey until the election Is over.
" THE POLITICAL DEMANDS.
This net seems to be the one that
most Infteme the yon-as: bloods.
The program, as they state it, is as
"On election day, the 2(th,i we intend
to go t th polls and demand the risrht
to rote, and if we are denied OHr con
stitutional rights we will fight if h
MANY TtIFI.ES CAPTTJRSD.
In one raid at Chlvcetria, Hear CHa
nea. 4. rifles, all 30-3,', were taken
with much ammunition.
In one house in Tnrrftl"3'ista, 12 rifles
and "00 rounds of ammnnitloa were
Stores In BUbee, DohsIhs and Xace
have sold all the ammunition in stock
together with all the rifles of standard
nrx out of country.
Many proscribed wieetiags ia Soaera
villages have been raided and the lead
ers have been ordered to leave, and,
without hesitation, they have left.
Chief of police Rafael Uopex has re
rlgned and his whereabouts are hb
known. It is claimed he left In response
to wnrnings that he had received that
ills fate -would be the same as thnt of
the president and chief of police of
Culiacan, who were recently killed-
The offlelrl residence of Gen. I.Is
Torre in Cananea has been opened and
Is being: prepared for occupancy, evi
dently In anticipation of his early ar
rival. ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT
OF MEXICO APPROACHES.
Texas Fedcml Officers Have Orders to
See That No Malcontents Or
ganize for Demonstration.
San Antonio, Tex., June 2". Says the
The election to select a president of
the republic -of Mexico wlill be heia
Sunday. June 26. In anticipation of
possible demonstrations from malcon
tents along the Texas border, federal
officers have received notice to be ex
tra vigilant from now until that date
Reports received here are that the
Mexican government Is strengthening
the garrisons at all border points
To Close Saloon".
To further Insure any possible dis
order, the government will close all
saloons in Mexico from Friday evening
at 6 oclock until the following Mondav
Francisco I. Madero has announced
in opposition to president Diaz, and he
has a considerable foollowing in Mon
terey, Tampico, C R. Diaz, Matamoras
(Continued on Page,. Four.)