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EI Paso, Texas,
Augustl5,1910--- 12 Pages
EI Paso Fair
I October 29th To
Nov. 6th, 1810
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Toklo, Japan, Aug. 15. Casualties from the great floods which last week inundated many districts of Japan
,d submerged the two principal ward of Tokio, were given out today after an official Investigation, as 1112
dead and missing.
Three thousand nine hundred and fifty-three houses were washed away,
are under water hut resisted the strain.
Thousands of persons are homeless and dependent upon public relief.
addition to thousnnds
Sky Dynamited To
Brings Rain; Puts
Out Forest Fires
Spokane, "Wash., Aug. 15. At "Wallace, Idaho, hundreds of pounds of dynamite,
hung to limbs of trees On high points surrounding the city and exploded yes
terday, had the desired effect of producing rain and helping to check the forest
At midnight a rain began falling. for the first time in tiro months and a
heavy downpour brought relief to the threatened town.
RAIN ALONE "WILL, SAVE TREES.
Portland, Ore., Aug. 15. Until a general rain comes to break the long dry
period, It Is evident that the forest fires now raging In a score of districts all
over the Pacific northwest will remain a serious menace.
The loss at present can be counted only In millions, but how many millions
can scarcely be guessed.
The forecaster gives no hope for rain.
X ACTIONAL PARK BL'RMXG.
"Washington, D. C, AHg. 15. The fury of the forest fires in the Glacier
national park in Montana has not abated, according to advices received here
by the Interior department. Maj. "Wil-llam R. -Logan, supervisor of the nctv
park, In a telegram today, made another appeal for troops. It is assumed,
however, the dispatch wag sent before MaJ. Logan received word the soldiers
were en route.
Los Angeles, CaL, Aug. 15. Scores of detectives are searching the city,
and deputies from the sheriff's office are scouring the country today for Otto
Schultxe, a young German wanted In connection with the murder of 3Irs. Frieda
Cas.tine, whose holy was unearthed from a shallow grave by a pet dog yester
day at her ranch near Lancaster. The fugitive was formally accused of mur
der by the coroner's verdict last night. - .
Some police and deputies are Inclinell to think that Schultze, with $0000 he
is alleged to have stolen from, the victim, has sought to enter Mexico by waj
of the. Arizona border, or through El Paso, Texas. 9
Determined to Get Liquor
Legislation Labor Meas
ure Passed by .the House.
A RAP AT NEAR
BEER IS TAKEN
Brandcnbnrg, Ky., Aug. 15. Charles Gear was shot to death and Joseph
Thomas fatally Injured and Preston Gear crawled into the woods presumably
dying from a gunshot wound as a result of a fight over a crap game at Big
Springs, Ivy., yesterday.
James Tate and Joseph Ammon, charged with the crime, are being pur
sued by a posse. The three victims are sons of well known farmers. Pres
ton Gear was not found, though the trail of blood left by him was followed
COTTON IS HIGHEST
THE CIVIL WAR
New York, N. Y., Aug. 15. Pronounced bullishness on the part of New York
Interests continues to hold prices of cotton In the face of reported showers In
Texas. This position affords the producer a chance to dispose of the rem
nant crop at an unusually high price, perhaps the highest since the Civil war.
The drouth section, which aside from the Influence extended by manipulation
of the summer mouths, is largely responsible for recent advances, since there
have been small recesfclous rince showers begun in the southwest. Both, Okla
homa and Texas have been somewhat benefitted by rain and complaints have
ceased from the Texas Panhandle.
NEW ORLEANS EASY.
New Orleans, La., Aug. 15. Local cotton opened easier and ruled steady, b
nt the volume of business was small.
any Troops Will
Guard Street Cars
Austin, Texas, Aug. 15. The carshed
bill finally passed the house this morn
ing, after! skirmishes on several pro
posed amendments, which lost. The bill
as passed carries concurrent amend
ments, and requires the construction of
sheds to protect the working men.
The appropriation bill for a sewer
for the North Texas Insane asylum at
Terrell finally passed.
A bill by Looney and Vaughan,
amending the disorderly house act to
include places where near beer is sold in
prohibition territory, finally passed.
"When the investigation resolution was
discussed in the senate this morning,
Holsey spoke favoring the resolution.
Sturgeon asked that a lawyer advise
what right the legislature has to create
such a board of Inquiry to conduct the
primary. Hume said he was tired of the
efforts to make the senate a grand
jury. The resolution was finally laid on
the table, subject to call.
It is expected that late this afternoon
the Anti Club bill, prohibiting drinking,
intoxicants in clubs, lodges, etc, will
be taken up. Lieutenant governor Da
vidson is likely to cast the deciding
vote. He favors excluding churches, the
Elks, Eagles and Knights Templar.
Campbell Not Frightened.
The Indications are that the demand
of the state Democratic convention that
the legislature adjourn and go home
will have no effect on governor Camp
bell. In fact there -seems little doubt
but what he is preparing $o issue a call
for a second special session.
The 'action of the senate ln postponing
the ten-mile and other liquor bills un
til too late to consider them at this
session has angered the governor and
he will probably keep the legislature in
session until some final disposition Is
made of the measures.
Governor Campbell believes that the
senate will not be able much l&nger to
stand the pressure. Senator Stokes's
'death -lost the pros one vote and the
senate now stands 1G to 15 on statutory
prohibition. The senators who claim
to be protecting the business interests
but who the pros say are standing there
as the guardians of the breweries and
1 the saloons, are getting protests from
all over their districts urging them to
change their attitude. There is evi
dence that some of them are getting
weak kneed and may be Induced to
vote for a compromise measure in order
to save their scalps with the people
The indications are that the daylight
measure at least will pass. That means
the closing of saloons at 6 or 9 oclock.
The no drinking saloon measure also
seems to have a chance.
The action of the state Democratic
convention has; had no affect on any
one or anything. The house of repre
sentatives promptly told the body to at
tend to its own business and the vote
in the senate has not been changed.
Is Taken to City Hall Under
Escort Funeral Tues
day Morning at 10.
-& NO CONCERT IX
THE PARK TUESDAY.
& There will be no concert in
the Plaza Tuesday evening
owing to the death of mayor $
& Robinson Sunday.
From 9 oclock until 12 oclock Monday
morning, a ceaseless stream of visit
ors called at the city hall to view the
remains of mayor Robiuso 1 as tnv lay
ia state in the rotunda. They were of
all classes and of every race represented
in the city, the sudden and shocking
demise of the city's head having af
fected every section of El Paso. Save
for a few bruises about the face, El
Paso's late chief executive lboked as
he did in life. A silver plate on the
coffin bore the simple inscription, "W.
F. Robinson, mayor of El Paso."
Standing beside the crepe on, the
door of the city hall, was J. M. white,
as guard. "Within tne rotunda, unere
tne remains lay m state, were ofticera
x-erez, Miller, Briggs ana waiter wii-
nanis, immovable as statutes.
El Paso's Dead Mayor and
Building Destroyed By Fire
Columbus, O-, Aug. 15. Preparations are being made to send 1000 soldiers
to this city tonight, following an order of governor Harmon, issued nt noon,
railing out the troops. This action Is taken because of Increased rioting In the
strike on the street railway here. The governor acted on the advice of Adjt.
Gen. Wcybrccht. How lond the troops will stay this time Is not known, but it Is
known that the military authorities have taken the stand that rioting must
be stopped at any cost.
The Silver Hord
Another Rex Beach Story
'Riis is enough to insure Herald readers that the new serial in
The Herald is going x be one of the best they have ever had. Rex
Beach is a writer whose imaginative and descriptive powers are
unequaled. 'The Spoilers,"' his great story of Alaska, which The
Herald printed a few months ago, was one of the strongest that
newspaper readers had ever "been treated to.
His "Siiver Horde," another Alaskan story, treats of the salmon
fishing business and is as full of sensational and startling climaxes
as any of his other works, besides containing a strong vein of com
Hex Beach writes of real men, hardy, strong, manly' men. and
he never treated his subject better than in "The Silver Horde."
Opening chapters will appear in a few days. " Don't miss them.
Put Out a Strong Ticket for
Clovis, N. M., Aug. 15. The Repub
lican convention here Saturday nomin
ated Harry W. Crawford, present may
or of Clovis, and C. E. Foster, post
master of Hallene, this county, as can
didates for delegates to the constitu
tional convention. Both are strong men
and -will make the Democrats a hard
The Democratic nominees are T. J.
Mabry and Col. J. W. Childers. At
the convention Saturday afternoon My
ron Boyle was reelected chairman of
the county Republican committee. R.
B. Harrison, a former candidate, who
withdrew, was elected temporary chair
man. In the platform adopted, Taft Mills and
the local Republican officers were
strongly endorsed. They pledge them
selves to a safe and sanp constitution
free from domination by the interests, j
Crawford had never announced him
self as a candidate, but was urged to
run by the party leaders. He is the
man whom it Is thought can best unite
The general election will be held the
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immovable as statutes, clac. in
tull dress uniform aua -Rearing white
"-ifiTs tfarlv in the morning the body
was brought to the mayor's official
home with an escort of police, com
posed of officers Henderson, Briggs,
Thompson, Perez, Capllnger, Miller,
Cherry, Parsons, and Thompson.
In accordance with the proclamation
issued by the city council and acting
mayor Clayton, the offices of the city
will be closed Tuesday and all busi
ness houses "will close during the fu
neral. The Mayor's Funeral.
Funeral services over the remains
of mayor W. F. Robinson will be held
from the family residence, 719 Myrtle
avenue, at 10 oclock Tuesday morning.
The services will be conducted by the
Blue lodge of the Masons, and the
Knights Templars, the mayor having
been a member of both orders. A de
tachment from the police force will act
as an escort.
. Judge J. U. Sweeney, who has charge
of arrangement of details for the fu
neral, announces the following active
and honorary pall bearers:
Active W. J. Horn, C. E. Kelly,
John M. Wyatt, "Winchester Cooley, Dr.
j! B. Brady, J. TJ. Sweeney.
Honorary O. H. Baum, J. A. Hap
per, Felix Martinez, John F. Franklin,
After the services at the house are
concluded, the procession will move to
Evergreen cemetery, where interment
will be made.
The Masonic pall nearers will be H.
A. Carpenter and C. R. Morehead rep
resenting the Blue lodge; J. F. Eyster
and A. E. Ryan, representing the Royai
Arch chapter: R. D. Richey and J. B.
"Watson, representing the Knights
Special pre-burial services will be
held in their hall Tuesday morning by
the Knights Templar, in honor of the
memory of mayor Robinson- This is
considered an unusual mark of respect
by the order. The services will be held
just prior to the services at the house,
the latter of which will be held at 10
Funeral of Dead Fireman.
With escorts from both the police
and fire departments, the remains ol
Finis T. "Ware, who lost his life while
fighting the flames In the Calisher
store Sunday, will be borne to the union
station Monday afternoon for shipment
to Utopia, Uvalde county, where he was
born and reared. The hose wagon to
, which he was attached will form pari
of the secort. The following mounted
officers have been detailed as escort.
from the police department: Duran,
Finley, Haynes and Davis. Chief Arm
strong, up to noon Monday, had no:
selected the escort for the fire depart
ment. Mounted policeman J. I. "Ware,
a brother of the deceased, will accom
pany the remains to Utopia.
Finis "Ware camp to El Paso seven
months to a day, at the time at which
he met his death. After serving under
Q. Sadler, special officer of the South
western for'about six months, be Joined
the fire department July 26. Sargeant
Davis, of the police force, knew the de
ceased for many years and recommend
ed him to chief Armstrong of the fire
department. "Ware was 25 years of age.
He was -at the front in fighting the big
fire Sunday, and no man on the com
pany worked harder or -with more zeal.
The G. H., over which the remains
will be shipped, leaves El Paso at 7
McBean. Simmons & Carr have
charge of the funeral.
Crepe on City Buildings.
"With the crepe not yet removed
from the front of the police station,
placed there upon the death of patrol
man E. E. Enlow a few days ago, the
fire station adjoining, is draped with
the sombre colors today in respect to
the memory of Finis T. "Ware, who met
death Sundav in the performance of his
duty as a fireman. Just across the J
way, crepe hangs on the door of the O
city hall, where the members of the ' yg
city's official family grieve because ! O
of the death of their chief. On the cen- ! &
tral fire station, the city hall and the !
county courthouse, the flags fly at half ! '$
& MEXICO MOriLXS LOSS &
OF EL PASO MAYOR. S
Mexico City, Mex., Aug. 15.
Hundreds of foreign residents -
in Mexico who had the good '
fortune to know mayor "W. F. $
Robinson deplore his untimely &
end and tender their sympathy
to the bereaved family and the $
city of El Paso. The community -
loses an able, conscientious of-
ficial and upright citizen, a
faithful friend and brother.
W. E. Barnes.
General-Agent Southern Pa- O-
cific. Company. &
TOc-.rma ' jIoj rrs
Walls of Buckler Building
Fall Upon W. F. Eobinson
and Fireman Todd Ware.
ABE ALSO CAUGHT
Calisher Department Store
and American National.
Bank Are Burned Out.
j GEEAT THEFTS OF
: INDIANS' LANDS
TEXANS IN NEW Y0EK
New York, N. Y., Aug. 15. A party of
Toxans who came to Xew York on a
sightseeing expedition have a cool
headed policeman to thank for their
lives. They were passengers on a
launch which came near foundering in
Bronx park lake yesterday, when the
boat struck a submerged stone and
stove a hole In her bottom. There were
nineteen persons on board and all prob
ably would have been drowned but for
Every Bit of Indian Prop-
! orftr T ifrirar i I-rr-r no
Sulphur, Okla., Aug. 15. "Every inch
of land owned by the Indians is looked
upon as legitimate prey of land grab
bers." This statement was made to
day by a member of the committee ap
pointed by the national house of repre
sentatives to inyestigate the Indian land
"Some land grabbers' schemes cer
tainly will be called to the attention of
congress," said the committeeman. "One
man, -we learned, has become rich. He
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& ESTIMATED LOSSES IX
-f THE BTJCICLER. FERE. &
Calisher Co $20O,0O
gi Backler estate 65,0O
J American TiaU bank 2,500 4
41 Knights of Pythias 2,700 &
4 Ream & ReHm 2,000
Lodges K,0OO $
4 Families and offices 8,000
4t Tetal loss $285,006 -
4- 4"r"i .
Attempting to save the life of the
firemen who vrexe Is imminent peril
from falling walls, mayor W. F. Rob
inson had his life crashed nt Sunday
morning- when part of the Vsralngr
Buckler building fell into Texas street
and burled him beneath the debris.
At the same time fireman Todd
Ware met a similar death and assistant
chief Dave Snlllvnea and fireman "Wil
liam Robinson ivere badly injnred.
The fire, -which completely destreyctl
the building and all its contents, in
cluding the ?13O,00O stock of the Cal-
IS KILLED IX MEXICO
isher company, had almost burned li
the policeman, who rushed to the en- j kept track of the indians who owned i self OHt when the accident occurred.
gine, turned it full speed ahead and j allotted land and whenever an Indian i The walls vrere still standing, but the
rammed, the boat onto the shore. I died he rushed into court, had a ?uar- j building had been. gutted and was
! dian appointed, and with the connivance swaying in the breeze. The mayor saw
of the guardian, demanded that the land this and went in to warn the firemen
be sold ridiculously low. Jor a few hun- j that their lives were in danger, as they
dred dollars he bought whole sections were still busy pouring water onto the
of land." I smouldering wreckage. Before he could
More details of J. F. McMurray's ac- set awar. the walls tumbled and, try
tlvity at "Washington in promoting his lag to escape with the men he had
10 percent attorney's fee contracts in waned, the mayor was crushed to
the sale of $30,000,000 worth of Indian death.
lands were related before the congres- ! A STDBBORX FTRE.
sional investigating committee today. I . The fire was one of the most stnb
"W. "B. Johnson, former United States i bom the city haa ever experienced. It
Meets Death at Xuevo Laredo After
Disarming One Policeman and Stab
bing Another Officer.
Laredo, Texas, Aug. 15. Geronimo
Gonzales, a noted frontier character and
crack shot, was shot three times and
killed yesterday in Nuevo Laredo, across
the Rio Grande, after he had disarmed
one policeman and stabbed another.
completely gutted the big- three story
district attorney, testified to a dis-
He was once a Mexican bandit, feared j rnissal of certain indictments against 1 building, destroying everything In the
big Calisher department store ana ra
the offices and lodge rooms above;
alro the American National bank in.
temporary quarters in thse same Tralld-
f pub-llcan committeeman for Texas. Lyon ing on the first floor. The vault and
then became interested with McMurray ! contents remained Intact. Mostly real
by hundreds, and later a deputy sheriff ! ilcMurray for alleged "padding" of ex-
nf whh nnntv- i pense accounts in lsdian land cases.
-.. ..w v.wv...wj. ; V ,
j j.-ney were dismissed after a visit to
"Washington of Cecil Lyon national Re-
& INTERSTATE COMMERCE $
y OFFICLALS ARE HERE
- More departmental mystery.
& A party of interstate com-
merce men are in El Paso, E.
& E. iGann, of Chicago, being in
charge of the visitors. Cause of
the visit 1s not known, as Mr.
Gann may not be found, and
his subordinates refuse to en
.a. in the old tribal contracts and visited
' president Roosevelt about them.
, Cub Ream, an Indian, testified that
$ he was prevented from securing a po
. .' sition of delegate to "Washington for
.$. ; the Chickasaws because he was opposed
a. to the McMurray contracts.
TO CHOOSE DEM
Paris, Texas, Aug. 15. "Within the
next two days it Is expected that Col.
Sheb "Williams, newly elected chair
man of the state Democratic executive
committee, will name the secretary, and
it is likely that a Dallas man will be se
lected. Headquarters will be maintain
ed at Williams Ranch, this county.
JUEY PEOBE FOE
r WATEE DEPAETMENT
Worth, Texas, Aug. 15. An-
MISTAKES NIECE FOR BURGLAR
AND SHOOTS KER DEAD
Denison. Texas, Aug. 15. Mistaking
his niece for a burglar when she went
In the yard for a drink of water, D. L.
Jackson shot and killed Minnie Beck,
13 years old, late last night at Preston
Bend, this county. The girl was killed
DAM BREAKS AND
LABORERS MEET DEATH.
"Watertown, N. Y., Aug. 15. Several
Italian laborers were killed and a large
number injured by a collapse today of
a portion of the dam at Massena on the
big power canal.
I estate men occupied offices in. the s-ec-
story, while the Knights of Pythias,
"Woodmen. Maccabees and several other
orders had the third floor, with the ex
ceptions of a number of rooms whero
several families lived. The origin of
the fire Is a mystery. Tie total loss is
THE MAYOR'S DEATH.
The mayor started to run hack oat
of the door of the bnXIdlnxr after warn
ing the firemen, heard the craclc of
nouncement was made here this morn- ! tbe ,raI1 as ,c nwm lw iJ" r
Ing by county attornev R. E T T?nv road saw it tumoung, wrawHp ju.ni...
that at the session of the grand jury
in September, an investigation will be
made of certain irregularities in the
conduct of the water department of Ft.
Roy would not give the names of any
persons charged with practicing fraud,
but said evidence would be offered that
public property had been converted to
private use. It Is hintpd the invocri
j tion will not be confined to the water
c.epartmenT. The announcement caused
Mayor Davis furnished Roy with the
information which forms the basi3 of
arm Involuntarily as if to ward off the
iSeath that he knew was certain, and
was then buried from view of the hor
Hoseman "Ware was standing: near
him at the time, as were flreaen Dav
Sullivan and William Robinson. Mayor
Robinson had almost every hone in. hi
body broken, according ,to the attend
ing physicians, who rushed to the vic
tims of the accident as soon as the men
were dug from -under the pile of rock.
The mayor had his face cut in a num
ber of places by the brick and timber,
his ribs were crushed in and he did net
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HEAVY RAINS IN TEXAS.
Waco, Texas, Aug. 15. Officers of the
Texas Central railroad here this morn
ing report the receipt cf news of heavy
rains from Iredell to Rotan 'last last
night, the rain relieving the drouth
which has been protracted in many
places along the railway. The weather
is threatening here today.
O A(LAMOGORDO PRISONER
& ' ' KILLS ANOTHER.
O- Alamogordo, N. M.. Aug. 15.
During the noon hour a Mexi
can in jail charged with lunacy,
killed another Mexican in jail,
charged with drunkenness. The
dead Mexican's head was
kicked into a jelly.
t- "--$i$-H2$ --
Brussels, Belgium, Aug. 15. It Is impossible In the present confusion to estimate closely the losses of the fire
which last night swept through the Belgian exposition, wiping out whole sections of the fairylike structures "and
causing a loss of two lives, but the damage will run into millions of francs.
The fire was checked by the heroic work of firemen and troops in the early hours of the.moruing and by the"se
of dynamite in blovting up the buildings. ' .
Pillaging criminals attempted to take advantage of the disaster, but the most priceless art treasures have been re-
moved to a place of safct; by the police and troops.
PEOCLAMATION OF THE COUNCIL.
August 15, 1910.
The tragic occurrences of yesterday, the death
of Mayor Eobinson and Fireman Todd Ware in the
performance of their duty, has shocked the entire
The funeral of Mayor Robinson will take pla;.e
at 10:00 A. M. tomorrow, August the 16th, 1910.
From 9 o'clock today until 5:00 P. M. of August
16th, all city offices will be closed. The business
community and the various other establishments of
the town are urgently requested to imitate during
funeral hours, municipal example in order that this
cessation of merely personal affairs may at least
partially demonstrate the sorrow of the people,
whose chief magistrate Mayor Robinson was. Let
citizens universally attend this funeral. We owe
this last token of affection and respect to oiu'selves
and our dead.
JAS. L HEWITT,