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Herald Prints It First
While It' Fresh.
Bailey Charged With Split
ting Prohibition Vote To
Help Colquitt To Victory.
DAVIDSON WILL BE
Outstrips All Rivals Sub
mission Carries, Although
An Anti Is Nominated.
Fort Worth, Tex., July 25. That O. B.
Colquitt's lead for the gubernatorial
nomination In Saturdaj's primaries will
probably reach 65.000 is indicated Id
additional dispatches and mailed re
turns received today.
These added to the totals of Sunday
morning:, show that Colquit at noon to
day had received 137,830 Poindexter
7fi.84k, Johnson 74,107, Davidson 53,471.
Th' makes the total vote counted here
as 342,946. This likely represents SO
percent of the total, providing for a
substantial increase in the voting poier
over two years ago
TViScr ii-lll Ioot-w nliniit Jfl (lfl vntou Tir .
yet qounted. Some of the larger coun-
!.- - n,.., -T- j xt ,
will not 1,e commute for two ,lavs. but
Ul,,i JM1U11 1S JLSllJcl. ldiiaut ilHU IltlUlI
these will -not. alter the results.
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According..tqr today's, count, submis
sion ha received 126;$93 hsaorainst. 105.-
065 against it, making" submission lead
A. B. Davidson. Is Tunning away from f
Hawkins, Thomas and "Webster for lieu
tenant governor. Webster's vote is next
to nothing. Thomas ran better than j
ir-iwkins, but It is afe to say that Da
Mspn defeated hi opponents b a vote
which is 15,000 more than all received.
xatten oy secuons oi tne state, mis i
lrrioxi ic c?crfirnrr of r. thi if
one more than another, and that is that
the individual, untcrrified voter, who
listens to campaign hot air, generally I
mrirches up to the polls and casts his
vote exactly as he desires and without
regard to the opinions of friends.
The peculiarity of the election result
is shown in the fact that in many coun
ties giving Colquitt majorities over his '
uijjiuiicuui, suuiuuisiun ciirneu saieiy. ; noon.
This is accounted for by the fact that j As to the governorship, senator Bur
in nearly every one of such instances, ton voiced the general opinion when
the prohibition vote was most equal- ' he said that the contest was anybody's
lv divided between Johnson and Poln- ! fight. He added that it was probable
dexter. j that lie would take no part in the fight.
It proves the statement of Bailey's , The active candidates for governor
enemies that while he pretended to sup- ! are judge Brown, Warren G. Harding,
port Poindexter, he was really keeping
i nn in me ueia to spilt tne proniDl I
tion vote and elect Colouitt.
The result brings about the peculiar
nnomally of electing an anti-prohibition
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REPUBLICANS TO RUN
A FORMER DEMOCRA T
San Antonio. Tex., July 25. With the ;
Democratic primaries out of the wav the '
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interest m Texas centers more or less J
in what the Republicans propose' to
do. There is no doubt but what J. O.
Terrell, of San Antonio will be nomin
ated for governor. Although formerly
a Democrat, he has Tjeen in line with
the Republican party for a number of
years and will make the race. He pro
poses to make a vigorous campaign as
soon as he has been named at the Dal
las convention on August 9. The rest
cf the Republican ticket has not been
decided upon, but it is proposed to put
Pierre, S. D., July 25. While the member of a picnic party were fording
fhe Cheyenne river in a carriage Saturday the party was overwhelmed by the
rush of vratcrs from a cloudburst that occurred further up the stream and three
youag women Blanche Atwood, Etta Aldrich and Sndle Trenor were drowned.
'Each Is Expected To Write
a Letter To Be Used in the
Campaign This Fall.
SILENT AS YE
Chicago, 111., July 25. A special from
Washingt6n to the Tribune says presi
dent Taft and former president Roose
velt have been asked by managers of
the Republican congressional campaign
to write letters explaining why, in
their judgment, the voters of the coun
try should continue the Republican
party in power.
President Taft has promised to do so.
Colonel Roosevelt has not disclesed
-ir'fiar atinn Via -wri!! talr- Tt IS thf nil r-
1 -rinrm r-f V k nracl A -n t r cVrTV tVlilt tVlA
Republican party" Is a party of execu
tion, while the Democratic party, where
It has not supported Republican policies,
has pursue a course of inocuous oppo
sition. ' As a revenue measure Mr. Taft
will express entire satisfaction with the
Colonel Roosevelt will speak for the
reelection of senator Lodge in Massa
chusetts and will not refer to the tariff
j lPlAh ddrcss-. Ldffe
1 Aldrich. law. But the' c
VOted for the
COlOnel Will alSO
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"P.eaK tor senator everiage in nuiaa
-rrr r t-ai ops iTicr y r a j iirinn I "I V I I
, HUU VICU U.&O..I.OC V.. l,..v...,.. -
Is the intention to spread the letters
of the president and colonel Roosevelt
DEMOCRATS OF NEBRASKA
TO HAVE LIVELY AVAR. 1
Some of Them Determined To Dethrone
Bryan As Their Leader "Pergonal
Liberty" In the Fight.
Grand Island, Neb., July 25. When
the Democratic state convention meets
here tomorrow, harmony is likely to
be a.bout the last thing in sight.
There still remains in Nebraska a.
considerable number of Democrats who
allied themselves with the "gold wing"
of the party 14 years ago and who have
never become reconciled to Mr. Bryan's
leadership. These men have become
strong partisans with the leaders who j
j are opposing Mr. Bryan at this time
' and have made the cause of congress- j
man Hitchcock and his political asso
ciates their own. They openly declare
. that the time has come when Mr. Bryan
' should step down and out as leader of
i his party ana are airecung .neir ea.-
( forts to that end.
Three candidates are matting a rigm then had Bell arrested on a charge of
for the gubernatorial nomination. They threatening. to kiu hlm, but again Bell
are governor Shallenberger, mayor j wag .acquitted.
Dahlman of Omaha and T . R- Patrick , Tne divorce was granted. Bell mak
of South Omaha, a member of the last in& nQ objectr6nsv Dut he tried t0 noid
legislature. -aincK is tne xrau Wn-;
didate. governor Shailengerger is mak- j
mg ms campaign on is -r.u yi.io
record In office and mayor Dahlman,
I who stands squarely for "personal lib
erty" is making a particularly strong
fight against county option. The pri
maries occur August 2, a week after
MAY HE OHIO NOMINEE.
Former Secretary of the Interior James
Rudolph Garfield Ib AIko Men
tioned as n Candidate.
Columbus, O., July 25. Provided with
little more than an opinion as the head
of th tifket and faclncr a reasonable
certainty of a fight over the platform,
all but two of the party leaders and a
ood half Qf the delegates are already
gathered here for the Ohio Republican
convention, which opens Tuesday after-
of Marion, former lieutenant governor,
ana uarmi inompsuu, sei-rinai. oi a""c
In addition to these, it is believed that ,
James R. Garfield will be placed in nom-
ination providing the platform to be j
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out strong men for every position.
The platform of the Republicans, as
outlined by judge Terrell, -will be con-
servatIve and wUh the business inter-
osts of the state and the progress and
prosperity of the people first and fore
most. Judge Terrell formerly lived at Ter
rell. Tex., and represented that district
in the senate one term, making a repu-- e was jammed against a door. He lost
tation as an advocate of sane'and con-UlIs sui against the G. H. and soon re
servatlve legislation. For the past 10 ! covered, for his crutches disappeared
years he has resided In San Antonio,
where he has made a success as n.
grower of fine cattle, as a lawyer and
aa a banker.
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JUlLifflu iui 1 PUigrimage Of Catholics To
j El Pasoan Kills An Attorney
Who Had Given Him
Trouble in Los Angeles.
DIVORCE WAS AT
BOTTOM OF IT
Frank M. Bell of El Paso is in jail
in Los Angeles. The death of an at
torney with whom he has had trouble
for several months is held against him.
"With the deliberation and coolness of
j a man slaying an animal, say witnesses, I
j Bell sent bullet after bullet into the j
' prostrate form of O. P. Widaman, an i
attorney, at Artosla, Cal., near Los An- J
geles, Saturday, and thereby ended a '
feud of several years' standing. I
Widaman died shortly after being j
taken to a Los Angeles hospital, while j
Bell is locked up at the county'jail.
Immediately following the shooting
Bell said to bystanders:
"You don't know the circumstances.
Upon being taken to the city he
acted as if his mind was clouded, and j
asked. Did I do some shooting?
Later, shortly softer having been visit
ed by his attornej-, he was found roll
lnc: around on thf opll floor, hf?; pvcs
, s-iorinrr -wildlv. Tt is s.-ifrl thn Avfo'ntn
l,,,n, -no, tomnArvri' 5rx.or.lr-L-
This tragedv mark, tfce end of one
of the most thrilling chapters in
ovei.tfui and thrilling life of Bell.
About four years ago. Be 1 was mar
ried to Miss Agnes Sanger of Los An
geles, after a courtship at Catalina
Island, where he had rented a yacht
and a personal valet and made quite a
show among the summer visitors, like
wise creating some excitement during
the summer through a fight he had with
After bringing his wife to El Paso,
Bell later returned to Los Angeles with
her, where a child was born to them.
shooting: In a Hotel.
Shortly thereafter Mrs. Bell filed suit
for divorce. Widaman was ller attor-'
ney. During the process of the suit,
Bell and "Widaman and A. R. Sanger,
Bell's brotherinlaw, met In Bell's room
at the Hollenbeck hotel and three shots
were fired. Each claimed the other
tried to murder him. Bell caused Wida
man's arrest on a charge of trying to
commit murder, but the lawyer was ac
quitted. Bell's wife took the stand
against him and said she wished he
j had been knIe(L Widaman then had Bell
j arrested, charging perjury during the
. trIaL Bell was acquitted. Widaman
on to - his m0ney.
Alona yins in
His private yacht,
the harbor at San
Pedro, was attached for Mrs. BelL
"Widaman had a United States deputy
marshal sent to guard the boat. Bell
threw the officer into the Pacific and
sailed for Mexican waters and was ab
sent a long time at Ensenada, Mex.
When he reappeared at San Diego,
"Widaman had him arrested for throwing
the deputy into the ocean, but Bell got
out of it.
Several minor engagements between
Bell and Widaman, such as fist fights
and assaults in public ond private, kept
the feud alive. All this litigation. In
which Widaman was always the lawyer
opposing Bell, dissipated Bell's fortune
of less than $ioo,000, until during the
past year he has been in actual want,
it is said.
His friend almost the only one he
had left and attorney, John Fleming,
had tried to guard his interests and
save some ,of his fortune from the
wreckage, but in vain. Fleming, huiv
er, gave Bell a place to live in nil
own home In Hollywood. Then mys
terious, anonymous threats to abduct
Fleming's children and to kill them
apd him, were received bj- Fleming.
For five months the Fleming residence
was guarded and the children accomna-
nied by an older person whenever they
ventured from the house, even for plav.
Two months ago. Bell was found by
Fleming in a shanty in the rear of
Fleming's home, bound and gagged and
suffering from wounds evidently in
flicted with a heavy weapon. For two
weeks he was in the hospital as a re
sult of his injuries. He claimed that he
had been assaulted at night as he was
approaching the house.
Hero of a Wreck.
About five years ago, Bell, wliile re
turning from New York, was aboard
a train on the Rock Island that was
wrecked in Kansas, and, owing to his
knowledge ' of medicine, he was the
hero of tlie occasion and rendered great
aid to the wounded. The dispatches
called him "doctor" Bell.
At the time, Bell was already walk
ing on crutches, claiming Injuries in an
accident on the G. H. road several
months before that near El Paso, where
Just about the time of the Rock Isl
and accident, Bell lived at the Angelus
hotel in this city- and he was the sen
sation of the hotel, then tne newst and
finest in the city. He had his orn nH-
j vate sideboard and table service and a
vajet-waiter of his own. The waiter
stood at attention and gave a military
salute as Bell entered the dining room,
and the entirp service was carried on
without words. Bell merely signaling
with his hands for the waiter to remove
or bring on his food or dishes. The
waiter -wre a tuxedo for breakfast, but
j for luncheon and dinner he wore full
dress ana a brilliant ribbon across hi
short front, sometimes red, sometimes
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Knights of Columbus, After
Convention in Canada,
Will Cross Water.
Quebec, Can., Jul- 25. More than
usual interest is attached to the annual
convention of the Knights of Columbus
to be held in this city August 1 to 4,
on account of the pilgrimage to be
made to Rome and Genoa by a large
.number of the knfghts, following the
close of the meeting.
According to the -present arrange
ments, ihe pilgrims will sail from Bos
ton on August 6, on the White Stars
liner "Romanic," which has been 'char
tered for their accommodation.
They are due to arrive In Genoa, the
birthplace of Christopher Columbus, on
August 20, where a fitting celebration
will be held in honor of the discoverer
of America. Three days later, the pil
grims are scheduled to arrive in the
Eternal City, where they will be given
a private audience by the pope. A
formal message will be presented to
his holiness, telling of the growth and
progress of the order, and the work it
has already accomplished.
The last stop on the journey will be
made at Oberammergau, where the pil
grims will witness a performance of
the Passion Play. They are scheduled
to arrive in New York on Sept. 26.
The convention proper will be at
tended by thousands of delegates from
the various jurisdictions where the or-
der is established, including all of the I
United States, Mexico, Cuba, Panama, i
England, all the provinces of 'Canada j
The program calls for a four days'
PECOS STATE WELL
PEOVES A WINKER
Artesian TTater Secured On
State Farm To Irrigate
Pecos, Tex., July 25. The well on
the state experiment station at Pecos
was tested Monday, showing It to be
one of the best wells in the Pecos val
ley, and further proving the presence
of great quantities of water under an
immense area of land.
The well was sunk on the experiment
station for the purpose of furnish
ing water for the irrigation of SO acres
of land by the stale, obtaining data
on the cost of operation and mainten
ance of pumping plants.
For an S-inch well it showed as high
a specific capacity as is ever found
In wells of a like depth. The well is
135 feeth depth, artesian in nature,
the water rising wKhin 21 feet of the
surface. In the test made, the well de
livered over 220 gallons per minute,
lowering the head of the water Jess
than five feet. From the tests made,
and the conclusions reached. Prof. W.
C. Welborn, who was present, repre
i riuuni, unu nus present, repre- I
ng the state, stated that the well
furnish sufficient water to nroner-
will furnish sufficient water tn nmnnr.
lv irrigate 320 acres bv emolovinr nn
1S horsepower engine. j
Arrangements are being made to J
bring a number of additional well rigs
into this section as the proofs of the
presence of such quantities of water
at so low a lift as has been proved by
the recent development of wells, will
make this type of producing water for
irrigation very popular as well as prof
itable. ,Pr. H. H. Harrington, for the
state, will proceed at once with the
experiments proposed on the farm.
NEVADA MIXING TOAVN
DESTROYED II Y FIRE
Wadsworth, Nev., July 25. Fire ear
ly today practically wiped out this
town, causing a loss of $50,000
The main picture shows the throne room in the Vatican, and oelw is a
photograph of hi holiness, Pope Pius X. At the top beginning at tho right
are: William McGinley, national secretary of the Knights of Columbus: Rt.
Rev. J. J. Keene, bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming, spiritual director of the pil
grimage, and Prof. J. C. Monaghan, head of the pilgrimage.
.' HERALD BULLETINS SATURDAY NIGHT
AH roads" led to The Herald office Herald, the only place such- information
Saturday night. Likewise all telephone I AVas distributed, can testfip- to the ex
lines. The interest in the primary elec- f 1Ient, servI ffjven them. Reports
i- ., , ,. ,p . J . from down the valley were received bv
tion a as keen as that m a. presi- I OQr distance telephone and telegraph bS
dential race and everyone wanted to j The Herald in every case before anybody
Know tne outcome, especiallv of the
Hall-Edwards race for sheriff. The Her
ald, delivered the goods.
The returns were received at The Her
ald office as rapidly as the count - was
ompleted and were bulletined. In manv
instances The Herald had fchem before
the county officials.
The returns were posted on The Her
ald bulletin boards,-announced b a Her-
aid man. with a anefraphone on thegaH
lery of The Herald building and sent
to all parts of the cifcv and count v over
the local and lone distance teleohone
lines centering m The Herald editorial
department, -where three people were
constant!- on ciuty at the instruments.
The official announcement of tih" com
plete triumph of all "rine:" candidates
was made by The Herald as early as 10
o'clock and the figures on the race for
governor as "well as the county contest
were given as rapidly as received, and
Before S o clock The Herald had posted
a bulletin that Colquitt claimed the
state by a, handsome plurality, and be
fore 10 o'clock The Herald was able to
state positivel-, on the strength of bulle
tins from all parts of the' state, that
Colquitt was the winner. Hundreds of
people in the plaza in front of The
XEGRESS 3IAY HAVE
BEEX KILLED BY MOB
Monroe, La., July 25. Uni
dentified men broke into the city
jail here early today and carried
off Laura Porter, a negro wo
man prisoner, the keeper of a
resort where white men are re
ported to have been robbed on
several occasions. It is gener
ally believed she was thrown
into the Ouachita river and
HOT KANSAS CAMPAIGN.
Topeka, Kans., July 25. Senator
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Cummins- of Iowa' senator Bristow. of I
Kansas: William Allen White and gov-
ernor Stubb will speak at the auditori-
urn here tonight in the Interest of Thom
as A. McNeal, of Topeka progressive
Republican candidate for congress in
the first district. The meeting marks
the climax of the present primary cam
paign, which has been one of the hottest
of Kansas politics.
INSURANCE MAN ENDS LIFE.
Ft. Worth, Texas, July 25. Charles
B. Fitzzpatrick, aged 26, district mana
ger for the North American Insurance
company, with headquarters at Dallas,
ended his life in the Metropolitan hotel
here Sunday night, by drinking car
bolic acid. He left no note, and his
suicide is unexplained. He was a broth -
I er of Mrs. J. Hill of Houston-
else in the citv had them.
The electrical storm drove the large
crowd" which had assembled in front of
The Herald building into the lobbv of
the building, where the returns contin
ued to be announced. Thp ctyvwH re
mained until mkiniorlrt. nwnirW rh vp-
iports frpm the outside prednets and
these were shown on the bulletin boards
aifel tIeDhoned as lono- .,s t.Iip s
I anvone left in front of the building
f The Herald force went home tired but
with the assurance of dnr.v wll Hn
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Although the returns were receive?!
at the Democratic headquarters on
Stanton street, The Herald service beat
their returns from 30 animites to an
hour. The Herald announced the rin"
victory long before the first 10 precincts
had been tallied at the Democratic head
quarters. The Herald -was the onl news
paper in El Paso that arranged to sup
pl3 its patrons with the election infor
mation and that this service was -nre-ciated
was shown by the number of calls
which came in over telephones and by
the outside in the laza.
All day Sunday requests were also
made over the phones for the latest in
formation about the state primaries and
the, official figures on the -e for sher
iff. ADMIRAL 74,
Boston, llnhs., July 25 Japan's "Yankee admiral," Centy Grlnnel, wa
married today to Miss Florence May Roche, daughter of the late James Jcfrrv
Roche, the author. '
Admiral GrinacT Ls 74 years oll and vat an intimate friend of the father
of the bride, who in 25 years of age. Admiral Grinncl vras with Farragut at
Mobile hay and later tvas In the naval Hcrvice of one of the South American
republic-, lie was adviser In the Japan-ee navy predion to the Chino-Japaa-ese
war and for his services la that war was made admiral In the mikado's
Free' Fun for Herald
Children at Park
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and
evenings will be Herald childrens' days at
Washington park. Watch tomorrow's pa
per for details. No coupons this time.
El Paso, Texas, r
July 25, 1910 - - - 12 Pages
Frank Lawson, Member of!
Notorious Negro Regiment
Narrowly Escapes Lynch
ing. SHOOTS TWICE
j AT J. A. SMITH
Tries to Kill Postmaster,
Who Attempted To Pre
vent Him Killing His Wife
Breaking into the house of C- C. Shel
ton on North Campbell street early
Monday morning, Frank Lawson, a ne
gro exsoldfer of the notorious 25th regi
ment, shot his motherlnlaw, Mrs. C- C.
Shelton, and his wife. SheIton3 daugh
ter, and attempted to assassinate post
master J. A. Smith, who tried to pre
vent the enraged negro from killing
Entering thel house by way of tho
front door, Lawson shot at Mrs. Shel
ton, his motherlnlaw, wife or the negro
hardware dealer, the bullet striking her
on the left side of the head and inflict
ing a serious, although not fatal wound.
He theu rushed after his wife, followed
her ..through the rear door and shot at
her again and again as she plunged
j over a railing, around the rear gallery.
1 He still followed her into the rear yard
. and, after throwing her to the ground.
I deliberately shot her in the abdomen.
He atempted to shoot her again and
would have succeeded, but postmaster
Smith, who lives ou the opposite side of
Campbell street, rushed to the rescue.
When the postmaster ran into the rear
yard by way of the front gate, Lawson
backed aay from his wife and con
tinued to point the revolver at her. Mr.
i Smith jumped in front of the negro,
commanding him. to stop shooting. In
stead of obeying,, the negro took de
liberate aim at the postmaster and pul'
ed the trigger. The only thing that
saved the postmasters life was the fact
that the cartridge was a faulty one.
Later Mr. Smith found the cartridge
with the hammer's dent in he cap.
Breakingfhe gun to reload, rhe ne
gro ran around the rear of the house
and along the north side, reloading the
gun as he ran. After getting one cart
ridge in the revolver, he turned and
I attempted to fire at Mr. Smith a sec-
ond time, but in tne excitement he had
failed to turn the cylinder around to
put the single cartridge under the ham
mer. By this time tne' postmaster had
overtaken the negro and 'had thrown
him to the ground. He was held by J.
J. Raster. Pay Smith. J. S. Dougherty
and others until the police arrived and
placed him under arrest.
The trouble which resulted In the
shooting was one of long standings The
negro was a porter at the Vogue store
until it closed, had been -working sines
then at Lightbodys and also as a
waiter at the Country club. He w&s
niarried to Drucilla, the 20yearold daugh-
ter of c S Shelton. in July, 1909. They
! lived ia Ekst EI Paso ,and according
! to the statement of Shelton the negro
! abased hs Ife unil she was forced to
J ?eave hlm and return to her father
! home. A baby was born to her three
months ago and soon after that time,
Lawson attempted to break into the
house, claiming that he Ttished to se
the baby. He broke through a screen
door and, fearinjr him because of the
threats he had made, his wife shot at
him through the door. He was arrest
ed and placed in jail but later released.
On June 25 an application for divorca
was filed in the district court by the
Shooting Occnr Early.
The shooting occurred about 7 oclock
Monday morning. Shelton had eaten
breakfast with his daughter and had
left for his store. The daughter was
sitting at the breakfast table while her
mother ate when Lawson appeared. She
ran Into the kltchei-, screaming, while
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A GIRL ONLY 25