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AH the Newe
Herald Prints It First
While It's Fiesh.
Hall Wins in Court and Has
Deputies" Hold the Voting
Places Pending Appoint
ments. POLICE THREATEN
Charges of All Manner Are
Circulated; Circulars Play
Part in Election.
The most exciting political event
since the Morehead-White city election.
In. El Pawt In the spring: of 1903, seven
? ears ago, ah the voting: in progress
baturdaj In El Paso. Chiracs of sun-
'" "" iuwv", te" -.-,
In cratlchlng Fallot, and almost ev-
er:. thins: under the mm known to crook-
totlng and maklnK gun plajs, 01 iraua .
ed elections were made uy oppoxlnff
candidates aiJ there were predictions
and threats of bloodshed.
Snarly In the day the deputies of
nheriff F. J. Hall had to take chase of
at least one precinct to force the judges
to appoint Hall supervisors, and later in
the day, before noon, two El Patio elec
tion jndgc were arrested b a dcputy
sherlff on charges of fraud and taken
from the polling places.
Thlb led major Itobinson to instruct
the police to reint any effort of a coun
ts peace officer to make an arrest at
an polling place In the city limits.
bomebuu circulated dodders about i
the c!t; dnrins the day making all sorts
of charges against Hail and "his armed
cotvbo" and their ailcgeu effort to
-Intimidate voter." ,
Unc circular charged that Tom Pow,
ers and Jce Brown were at the polls, I
but did not fcc that they were work-
1 for Hall. The same circular appeal-
cd to voten to "vote for Edwards .and
ninke this the last day that any man )
.... . . .-,
u aare to paraac sun men arouuu.
election places In El Paso.'
LL G. Van Haselen f InisheG roping off
the polling places at 7:45 Saturday
morning and everything was in readi
ness, for the opening of the polls, One
of the largest votes in the history of
11 Paso county is being polled, both
Hall and Edwards claiming victory Sat
Election Judge Arre6ted.
Following the issuance of a warrant
bj justice of the peace E. H. Watson, A.
G. Duchene, an ejection judge, was ar
retted at 10:30 Saturday morning and
bicught to town by deputy sheriff J. F.
W atson, charged with violating the Ter
rell election law by soliciting a vote,
it being alleged that a Mexican named
21c reed Rosalias had told him he want
ed to vote "'the Alderete ticket," and
a to vote tne Aiuerete ticicet, ana i
:chene. presiding Judge of the fifth
. . . . . I
precinct m liast 21 Faso, scratched all
rames of those opposed to "the county
! r" j
Immediately thereafter mayor TV. F. I
TCob.nsen instructed chief of police 1
1 n Jenkins to urrest all deputy sher-
l fv who attempted to make arrests in
sure he polls, :isserting that the power
of a presiding judge at an election was
cuci to that of a district judge.
Attorneys for the "ring" began hunt
ing for judge James R. Harper in or
i i r to secure the release of Duchene on
1 beas corpus Droceedings.
.justice "Watson later granted him
Tin re was some excitement at the
po.lmjj plsjce for a time, as It is said
I LXheno refused to accompany the of
Cer. The officer then took him from
th roili"g place.
Hull Get SnpervIKors.
Saturday morning judge James R.
I ar;er issued writs of mandamus re-
r uiring the judges in t:ie various poll- j
ing places to allow sheriff Hall and
cfher candidates to have supervisors at ;
t le polls. He had denied the writs Fri-
nj, after an all day session, during
i hich attorneys for botii sides argued
fir and against the issuance of the
The issuance of the writ was contest
ed on th ground that one-fifth of the
candidates had not signed the petition, I
I'indxter laving applied by proxy,
r'o that the judge could not enjoin of
f'eers who ?au not qualified. Late Fri
t iv night Poindexter telegraphed the
authority to act fo him to C. B. Pat-
Continued on page 5.)
Charleston, S. C, Jul? 23. The wireless operator at tlie naij jards this
K'orning picked up a rnesaasc from the glomus, of the Southern Pacific line,
reporting fire In her afterfceld since yesterday.
The vessel Is anchored in tirelie fathoms of water off Cape Canaveral, on
the eabt coast of Florida, and the steamer Comus, of the same line, Is stand
ing by and has taken off the passengers safely.
HE A T OF CALIFORNIA
Tucson, Arix., July 23 Men and animals are succumbing to the intense J
heat In the vicinity of Calexlco, on the border between Mexico and California.
Eisrht men and an many mules attached to the construction camp are said
to liaie died since yesterday. There have been numerous prostrations. -
Deputies left San Bernardino, Cal., last night to bring in the bodies of fonr
heat victims, vrbo died yesterday in the desert, which has been like a furnace
for core than a week.
Zack Cobb Says Bailey Is
Paying Back Debt"" He
Owes Texas Saloon Men.
PLEADS FOR VOTES
FOR CONE JOHNSON
Winding up the political campaign, a
Cone Johnson meeting was held at the
Crawford theater Friday night. There
were nearly 500 persons in the audience.
The crowd was an enthusiastic one and
cheered every .mention of the name of
"Tomorrow, any of you who may
choose to walk down in the southern
part of town may ask any black shiny
negro for whom he is going to vote, and
, fe answer vou mbst honestly 'for U
: ,,... a t. T. Cobb In ooen-
said Z. L. Cobb in open-
. ,. address
"h Qne f "the alIens ho does not
k Qur lan&uage, so to one of the
iudsres-and when asked for whom he de
sires to vote will say. 'Alderete y sus
amigos," and that allwise judge will
know that in the- depth of his great
mind, that man wants to vote for Col
quitt. Colquitt can tnanK ms uuu mi...
lect'lon jud&e kn0ws so much and that
t the foreign voter is a friend ot iKe s.
"The saloon men will be sonu ior voi
quitt and I concede that 1500 votes will
be cast for him in this county tomor-
npivnov Asmlnst Indecency.
"Against that is every preacher of
denomination in the city, three-
'h f the professional men and
three.fourths of tne merchants of the
rce "u to1nlo olpmpnt. Are you
i .n o?ritiiiii flpment.
.- . . .fh tl nRCT0. Ty-ith Ike's
"lJ "- "-" V
f ,th tn respectable ele-
fiends . or w t h t e thp
ent a - one arm and
frolls with a neg
es P on
ne of " vour wife, mother and
" reject ot our .",
- - vQnTlors n,rncS the streets
of this city telling you, commanding
you, to vote for Colquitt I ask you,
good women, if you want your hus
bands led to the polls bv a negro.
"I have never claimed to be a pro
hibitionist, but I am opposed to the
vil influence of liquor. The saloon men
are hurting their cause worse than any
body else by tneir activity m puuuw
Culberson on the Saloon.
"That great Texan who has ably rep
resented the state of Texas 4n the United
States congress, Charles A. Culberson,
who is now lying on a sick bed, warned
the liquor interests that if they did not
keep their hands out of politics the
people would put them out of business.
"Some of the boys asked me if thl
meeting was loaded and I told them it
"-'"t - . ,,
d nothing to do with che local poll-
n r..- -n.no nrnfocf ofamot rnlnillll.
ll" ""- 4Wii "- i"""-- ""v ,'
r vrlioxn every disreputable man will
vote. I dare any disreputable man to
deny it. If there is.a disreputatble man
in this audience who will deny that he
y.1 :ii T 1I1- r MOOT TrrfcTTI
is for Colquitt, I'd like to near iruiu
him." Nobody arose.
"Some may say that four years ago
Cobb voted for Colquitt. I did, but
Col-juitt at that time Iiad not said he
was bigger than the people of the state
of Texas. So jf anybody telLs you -Lsat
Cobb deserted Colquitt you tell them
that Colquitt-deserted the citizens of ,E1
Paco of whom Cobb is one.
"There is not one word to be said
against either Davidson or Poindexter;
thev are both good, clean men but
neither of them has any chance and a
vote for either would be tak-ing a vote
haway from Johnson and giving half a
4 vote to Colquitt. uoiquitt nas eeij
slum vote in Dallas, Fort Worth ana
San Antonio and in order to defeat him
you must vote for Cone Johnson.
"TVe have a man in Texas, a great
I man. a man great enough In intellect to
be president of the United State? and It
i, not for me to criticize him even if
he did get into troubl? with the legisla
ture two years ago. It is a pity that a
srreat man like that should have had to
truckle ?o. the liquor vote, had to get
down on his knees to the saloon men to
save him from defeat, but he did it two
years ago. Truly it is sad. I shall not
mention that man's narai for I hope
that the time will come when all those
things will he blotted out and Texas
(Continued on page 3)
May Be 400,000 Votes Polled
j in Texas Five Guberna
ARE THE LEADERS
Dallas, Texas, July 23. With the
Texas Democratic primary In progress,
at the end of a bitterly fought cam
paign, each of the factions and candi
dates expresses confidence aim an un
usually heavy vote is being polled.
Nominees for all state offices are to
be selected with prohibition the princi
pal issue. Five men are seeking the
gubernatorial nomination with differ
ing view.s as to the liquor question.
The candidates for governor are Robert
Vance Davidson, of Galveston county;
Oscar Branch Colquitt, of Kaufman
countj-; Cone Johnson, of Smith coun
ty: William Poindexter, of Johnson, and
J. Martin Jones, of Cherokee. The race
is considered between Colquitt and
The proposition of having the legis
lature of the state submit to the voters
an amendment to make the state "dry"
is also on the ticket.
A Heavy Vote.
Reports received from over the 'state
show -that a very heavy vote is being
cast In the Democratic primaries to
name state officials. It is believed the
number of ballots cast will not. fall short
more than 15,000 of the eiflSre voting
strength of Texas.
At the Democratic primaries in July,
190S, over 325,000 votes were recorde'd
and it is expected that this figure will
be increased 50,000 or more today.
There is no reliable way to deter
mine which of the four gubernatorial
candidates Is leading and it Is expected
that the vote between Colquitt, John
son and Davidson will be very close.
Politicians who are "on the inside"
admit that the race Is close. The ma
jority of politicians say the race lies
between Colquitt and Johnson, but all
candidates claim that they will win by
a large majority.
Johnson will run strongest in Smith,
Cherokee, Anderson and other east
Texas counties. Tarrant will go for
Colquitt as will most of the largest
cities. Poindexter is strong in both
north and part of west Texas.
Davidson undobutedly Is the strongest
in south and central Texas and it Is
said he will carry Harris and McLen
Heavy Vote Sure.
Between 250,000 and 400,000 votes will
be cast today according to the estimate
of A. B. Storey, state chairman of the
Democratic executive committee. He
bases his estimate on reports received
from members of the state executive
committee and county chairmen from
all portions of the state. The lowest
estimate is 300,000 and the highest 400,
000. Chairman Storey is alo of the opinion
that few other than genuine Democrats
have participated. He says that both
the Democrats and Republicans worked
with the end in view of keeping out any
but Democrats and he thinks that the
efforts have been successful. He is
also of the opinion that the vote on the
submission question will be much
smaller than Uhat, many persons go
feng Into the primary refusing to vote
for or against submission.
Storey Ready to Quit.
Chairman Storey is in no sense an
aspirant for reelection. He is satisfied
to have managed the destinies of the
party during one campaign. There Is
no question but what there will n,e a
hard fight at the Ftate convention over
the election of his successor, as both
the anti-prohibitionists and prohibi
tionists and the Bailey and anti-Bailey
faction will desire to control the party
organization for the next two years.
Waco. Texas, July 23. A heavy vote
is being polled In the .state Democratic
(Continued on Page Five.)
. U. 5. Versus One Mexican Saddle I I
Case Will Stand Along With Others Of Historical Importance I
The United States vs. One Mexican
That is the title of a suit no-n pend
ing in the United States court. Hang
ing from apeg in the basement of the
federal building is the saddle. Distin
guished looking of its own account af
ter the Mexican style of much silver
and leather w ork, the saddle Is more
distinguished because It Is the only
saddle in the history of this or any
other country" which has started the
wheels of governmental justice to
Rome's ganders, or was it geese,
sounded the third alarm and stopped
Nero from fiddling, nliich was a bless
ing in itself to judge by the modern
day standards of fiddling. A cow, an
inocent female bovine, is alleged to have
started the fire that made Chicago -hat
it is today. Kicking against the pres
ence of Mrs. Murphy, that historic old
animal started history to making in
the city by the lake.
These were animate and were given
the power to start something! Not so
the saddle which occupies -a place on
the west wall of the custom house base
ment. Without a move on its own ac
cord, that saddle has started something
that will take all the machinery of
thee honorable United States courts
CJiurch Workers From All
Over the World Will Make
Up the Meeting.
Berlin, Germany, July 23. One of the
greatest religious gatherings ever held
in Germany will be the Fifth World's
Congress of Religious Liberals which
will convene in this city, August 6, and
continue its sessions for four days.
Delegates representing almost everj'
known religious denomination and hail
ing from every clwiized country on the
globe, will be present, and the speakers
will include the most prominent re
ligious educators and pulpit orators in
The attendance will reach far into the
thousands, and so many different na
tionalities iv ill be represented that three
languages German, French and Eng
lish have been adopted -as the official
language of the congress, In order to
facilitate a wider understanding of the
papers read by the delegates.
The American delegation Is especially
large, having occupied the entire cabin
space of the Devonian of the Leyland
line, which sailed from Boston. July 13.
They will visit both England and Hol
land, before they reach Germany.
Among the prominent Americans who j
will attend the congress are: Prof.
Francis G. Peabody, of Harvard uni
versity; Dr. David Starr .Torcan, of the
University of California; Rev. Samuel
A. Eliot, D. D., of Boston; Rev. Charles
W. Wendte. of Boston, and rabbi Emil
G. Hirsch, of Chicago.
Although the organization is but 10
years old, its growth has been nothing
short of phenomenal. It had its incep
tion in,Boston 10 years ago, having been
originated by the Rev. S. A. Eliot, pres
ident of the American Unitarian asso
ciation, which was Holding Its 75th
aniversary In the "Hub" "city at that
time, and it now represents 16 different
nationalities, and over 30-dIstrIct church
The articles of the congress are few
in number. Its purpose is declared to
be "to open communication Avlth those
in all lands who "are striving' "fo" unite
pure religion and perfect libertv, and
to increase fellowship and cooperation
Four congresses have been held thus
feiv OrleauH, La., .Tuly 23. Special dispatches May Manual Uonilla, former
president of Honduras, has left Ilellza vtlth tia NchoonerM carrying men. arms
and ammunition, vrith the intent of overthrow ing president DaIIIa, of llon
The llondurau government has placed an embargo on nil messages and
It In Impossible to learn an thing concerning the reported uprising In several
tow ns on the cast coast of Honduras. 1
to determine its ownership. Made in
the quiet of a Mexica,n saddle shop on
the outskirts, this ornate prisoner was
sent to Mexico City, where it was proud-lj-
displayed as a part of the industrial
exhibit of the republic at a big expo
sition. Many eyes admired the saddle
and many loving hands caressed Its
graceful lines. Young in years the sad
dle was eating its white bread.
After the exposition closed, the sad
dle was purchased by the mother of a
man well known in El Paso and Juarez
at that time. He was Charles Berna,
commercial agent for the Mexican Na
tional railways. The saddle, heavy Avith
silver trappings and ornate with its
blanket woven in bright colors, was
sent to Berna as a Christmas present
by his mother. Having occasion to visit
Juarez frequently as a railroad com
mercial agent, the owner of the addle
asked permission from the customs col
lector to use the saddle in riding from
rA Pas"b and return in the discharge of
his duties. This permission was grant
ed and the formality of collecting the
duty was waived as long as the saddle
ivas used for no, other purpose.
A change was made In :he personnel
of the railroad and Berna' went to Ma
zatlan with the west ooa'st road. The
saddle was too cumbersome to take such
a great distance. Beslde?t, there would
To Be Held In Germany Soon
far In London, Amsterdam, Geneva and
Boston and all have been laregly at
tended. The last one was held in Bos- J
GRIPPED MAY BE
BOUND FOR CANADA
Police of Europe Still Puz
zled as to Murderer's
London, Eng., July 23. A wireless
message from a steamer hound for Can
ada and now in mid-ocean, states that
the vessel has on board two passen
gers believed to be Dr. Kawlev H. Crip
pen and Miss Leneve. It was also learn
ed that inspector Dew, of Scotland Yard,
had departed hurriedly for Canada.
Although many innocent men have
been detained by the police on suspi
cion that they were Dr. Crippen. Scot
land Yard is still without reliable news
as to his whereabouts.
An increasing number of stories are
coming into London from the continent
giving what their senders believe are
clews of the movements or wherea
bouts of Crippen and Miss Levene, his
typist, but up to the present, none of
these have proved of value.
A cafe keeper In the suburban, village
of Forest, near Brussels, informed the
police Friday that two persons answer
ing the description of Dr. Crippen and
be little use for a saddle in the new
The saddle was sold. A saloon keeper,
who prided himself on the best of ev
erything, be they diamonds or Stetson
hats, purchased the saddle. The for
mality of paying the duty was over- j
looked. This came to the notice of the j
customs officials and it was at once !
ordered seized. The once proud saddle
that had been the center of the ad
miring throngs at the Mexico City ex
position was dragged from its place be
hind the bar in the saloon and given
one almost as inglorious in the base- I
ment of the federal building.
The attorneys for the government -nill
argue at length, perhaps, duelling on
the personality of the famous saddle.
The offir who bought it from its
original master through his attorneys,
will contest the claims of the govern
ment to the saddle by right of forfeit.
The learned judge, from behind his
silver Ice water pitcher, will hear the
evidence and weigh it well. He -''
render a decision and the saddle will
belong either to the government, to bo
sold at auction from the steps of the 1
federal building at the next annual sale,
or will be returned to its owner to be
ridden by him on tate occasions when
the cowboys are In town for roping con-tests-
Three prominent spcaserjs of tie
World's Congress of Religion Liber
als and a scene In Berlin, where the
congress will be held.
At the top on the left is the Rev. R.
J. Campbell, pastor of the City Temple.
London, and one of the raont advanced
ro!lious thinners In the world. Oh
he right is a view of L-nter den Lin
den, one of Berlin's main thorough
fares. Below, beginning at the left are, Dr.
Emil B. Hirsch, of Chicago, and Prof.
Q. Peabody, of Harvard university.
Miss Leneve were there last Sunday.
They spoke with a strong English ac
cent and one of them apparently was
a woman dressed as a man. They left
for Brussels in a tram car.
At Chicago, 111., Albert C. Rickward.
29 years old, o'f London, was taken into
custody by city, detectives late Friday
as a suspect in the Crippen murder
case. Despite the difference of nearly
20 years in the ages of Rickward and
Dr. Crippen, the detectives took their
"suspect" to the city hall, searched him
and later examined his luggage at the
Lake Shore station. Rickward was
greatly incensed at his detention u.nd
for a time refused to answer any ques
tions. He was released shortly. The
only reason given by the detectives for
the arrest was the statement that Rick
ward answered descriptions of Dr. Crip
Dead Constable, Who Was Democratic Candidate for Re
nomination, Is Being Elected by the People as a
Tribute of Respect Voting Progresses as the
Ashes of Burned Negro Blow
About the Street.
Belton, Tex., July 23. While the ashes of the negro, Henry Gentry, who
was burned at the stake In the public square by n mob here at 0:3 last
night were blowing about the streets this morning, the citizens were casting a.
. heavy vote for constable James Mitchell, who was killed by the negro, as a.
tribute to the officer, who gave his life In an attempt to do his duty early
yesterday morning by arresting the negro charged with attempting to enter
the home of Mrs Lamb, and who was shot in the back by Gentry at the time.
The funeral of Mitchell took place today. When the hearse arrived from,
Temple, indignation nas expressed beenuwe a negro was driing but the owne
of the hearse said it was not intended to have the negro drive to the funeral,
but only acrovs the country. The procession was one of the largest ever seea
The fire department turned out in a body as an escort te the cemetery.
Mitchell, the dead constable, was a candidate for reelection vtithout oppo
sition, and when killed a day before the primaries, nobody else could legallv
come out for the place, hence his name alone appenrs on the ballot and, al
though dead, he Is being renominated.
It was quick justice. Henry Gentry, a negro IS years old, paid the pen
alty of his crime of murder and presumably intended assault at the stake last
night while tvio other, a brother and a companion, charged with complicity,
missed a like fate only through the plonding of sheriff Burke and several citi
zens. Early Friday the negro tried to force an entrance into the home' of Mrs.
Lamb, a widow, but was frightened awny by a shot. Later while Gentry was be
ing .searched for by n posse headed by constable James Mitchell, Gexitry firing
from ambush, killed the constable.
The mob surrounded the fugitive and ns it closed in. Gentry made a dash
for liberty, but was shot and crippled. He was dragged behind an automobile to
Etclton. vhere several thousand frenzied menf and bay awaited his com
As the public square was reached the rope was tossed to a man on horse
back and the negro was dragged about thesquare to tne pyre.
The applying or the torch was the workof a moment and while several
hundred shots were fired Into his body, the already dying negro was In
cinerated. A dash wa then made for the city prison where the two others charged
-with aiding Gentry In the killing of Mitchell were held. Pleading and a show
of force hy the sherJfj however, stopped the mob.
1 Paso, Texas,
July 23, 1910 - - - 26 Pages
Streets a Mass of "Wreckage,
With Business Houses
Flooded, Many in Ruins.
Railroads Are Washed Out
Water Supply Is Shut Of
by Breaking of Mains.
Blsbee, Arix., July 23. Tie -vrorst
flood in BlKbee's history visited the
town last night. The damage is txe-
A clondburst struck tae city in s, ter
rific flood in which Mrs. John Baker
and Dan 3Inrphy, in. Joknsoa's addltlee,
and Frank Walsh, are known te have
beea drovraed. Six others are reported
Many houses, residences and bHstness
were demolished, store saseraeatx
flooded and street car traffic la the
city as well as to aad from adjolalas
The mala streets were fflled witm
debris and the damage is over $159,006.
The loss In Brewery aveaae alone is
$20,000 and HBwarfis.
The city was in darkness last sight
and had no water even for domestic
purposes in some districts, the aialas
Lowell was a heavy sufferer also, hat
no damage is reported at Warren or
The storm, which began at 3:35 p. i.,
centered over the mouatalns aad then.
from all sides torrents, poured down.
Tombstone canyoa aad Brewery gulch.
Five hundred feet of railroad track
were washed out at Blsbee aad the
street ear line suffered a similar loss.
All of the Southwestern railroad
I tracks in the vicinity of TougIast Bea-
son and BTsbee are xeportedjto be bad
I lv washed and several washouts he-
j- tweea Hermanns aad Douglas and he
j tweea Donglas aad Benson are reported..
Parts or two railroad, bridge between
Bishee and Benson haYC oeen wsawi
ont, but the bridges aacWbeerjj
up and trains can pass over.
MANY SEE WOM VN DROWN.
The terrific rainstorm washed the
houses Into Brewery gulch and down
the canyon to Lowell, carrying death
and destruction In its way.
Mrs. Baker was proprietress of a can
dy store and remained in the flooded
bnlldlng trying to save her goods till
the building collapsed. Hundreds saW
the woman struggling In the water,
but these could not venture In the vor
tex to save her.
3IVNY STORES RUINED.
The waters from the clondburst jen
ed down the hillsides Into Brewery
gulch anil turned that street iato a
cataract. Ground floors were soon sub
merged all along Brewery gulch, Tomb
stone canyon and the road to Naeo,
The Edelweiss cafe was eatlrely flood
ed, rocks and mad pouring into the es
tablishment. Others flooded were the
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