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EI Paso, Texas,
Thursday Evening, September 8, 1910 - 12 Pages EI Paso Fair X I October 29th To B B R Nov. 6th, 1810 Railway Station In w nil lU u I 1 1 ili . . the World 000 CHI CI T S Opening Of the Greatest Well Is Being Sunk For Oil, and There Are Indications of Oil in the Artesian Flow of Water Drillers Be lieve That in a Few Feet More They Will Strike the Oil Stratum Plenty of Gas Spouts Out With the Water. "Water with oil Indications was shot 30 feet above the surface at Sham rock (Camp City) 70 miles "north of EI Paso, on the El Paso and Southwest ern railroad, Thursday mornlnp. The men were drilling for oil and sot a gushing artesian -well with plenty of indications of oiL They believe that after going down a few feet further, they will strike the oil. There was plenty of jrns in the water, and this leads them strongly to the belief that oil will be found below The- "blowout" came Thursdav lnorn-- iii about 10 oclock and the water spouted over the derrick and the drill ers for several minutes before it could be cut off- There were oil bubbles in it and it showed oil as it glistened in the sunlight. The telephone line between El Paso and Gvmp City failed shortly after the news of the "blowout" was flashed to El Paso to jude John Bennett. Both El Paso and Alamogordo failed to get the scene of the excitement on long: dis tance calls. Telephone messages from Alamo gordo state that a number of excited people from that town left for the well In automobiles immediately on hearing' the report of the "blow out on Thurs day At 3 oclock Thursday afternoon George Warnock returned to Alamo gordo from the well and telephoned The Herald the facts in the case. j The "gus-aer came, he said, sud denly, and was clearly a water gusher or artesian well, but when the water routed into the air in" the sunlight, the drillers and others could see a sheen of oil glistening. The first "gush" threw the -water onlv about three feet "high, and J A. Brent, who is having the -well drilled, snouted to the men to cut it off. This took them four or five minutes and be fore they cbuld complete the task, the water was gushing 30 feet In the air. They got It shut off and are now pro- ceeding with the work of casing the wey. Mr. TVarnock says there are plenty of indications of oil floating on the water around the well. The first gush of water covered all the drillers and soaked them from head to foot, but they did not mind it, they were so jubilant over what they had se cured, i Mr Brent is an experienced oil man and Is not excited over the discovery, although he Is certain that he will soon get oil. The casing recently broke off in the well and was pulled. As soon as new casing can be put back down into the well, it will be bailed, and then sinking for oil will be resumed. Mr. Brent thinks he is dead sure. to get oil," said Mr. Warnock over the I telephone, "and he is very enthusiastic, DISFRANCHISE NEGRO Austin, Tex., Sept. S. By a vote of 51 to 34 the house today adopted the concurrent resolution indorsing the disfranchisement of negroes. A res olution was adopted Inviting governor Campbell to speak to the house at the close of the session. The house then recessed until 2:30 this afternoon. The legislature -will likely adjourn this afternoon or tonight. A motion by Looney that the house conferees be instructed to agree to the provision of the penitentiary hill that It shall not be effective until Jan. 20, 111, was adopted by the house this morning, alter considerable debate and after the substitute had been voted down, 47 to 49, which would have made the com missioner elective Instead of appointive. Looney's proposal was adopted by a rote of 77 to 19. The senate Trill likely agree, hut it Is feared that Campbell Trill xcto the bift because It Trill not permit him to name the commissioners. The house conferees were also instructed to agree to cut out all appropriations, leav ing this responsibility to the incoming administration. THE U" S. S. lOTCTH DAJCOTA Norfolk, Va., Sept. S. A telephone message from Fort Monroe sayrf the battleship North Dakota Is off Ocean City with her oil tanks o fire. A number of men are said to hate been overcome by smoke and Rax. A hospital ship ha.i been sent to her aid. v A special to the Iedircr-Dispateh from Old Point Comfort at 3:15 sajs secn men were killed and 100 in jured In an explosion on the battleship North Dakota. Wu.shinjrton, D. C. Sept. S. Unofficial advices are that but three men were killed and 11 injured on the North Dakota. PflfT Mrs. Florence Hines Sueing Former Husband, James Taylor, of This Cty. FORMER GOVERNOR IS ALSO INVOLVED Amarillo, Texas, Sept. 8. A suit In volving 30 sections of valuable Pan handle land and in which a former gov ernor of Nevada Is defendant, is now on trial before judge Browning in the 47th district court. Mrs. Florence L. Hines, of El Paso, is plaintiff in the case and John M. i Sparks former governor of Nevada, and otners are defendants. The plaintiff In the case was the wife of James Tay lor, of El Paso, anu she alleges that she furnished the cash for Taylor to buy the tract of land, which he afterward sold, using the proceeds to buy Another tract. Tne couple are now divorced and Mrs. Hines is now sueing-for title to the land, wnich was sold to the late governor, Jonn M. Sparks, of Nevada, and others. An important array of legal talent is lined up on both sides of the case. It will probably occupy the attention but it was certainly no oil gusher that he struck today. I myself do not think the oil indications could be better and I am certain that they are going to get oil as soon as they sink a few feet further." LEGISLATURE TO aL xzm. X-4c? Former Secretary Garfield Says Save Country From Despoliation. JOHN BARRETT IS ALSO ON PROGRAM St- Paul, Minn., Sept. S. It is pos sible that tne national conservation congress will close tonight. President Baker said today that nts would crowd the program as much as possible and perhaps hold a night session, as it has been a- strenuous convention and the delegates want a rest. The presidency is expected to go to J. White, of Kansas City, present chair man of the executive committee, as Gif ford Pinchot has tald his friends that I he will not be a candidate. T. Gilbert Pierson, of Nortn Carolina, secretary of the National Association of Audobon societies, has- introduced a plank for thep rotection of wild birds. He states tnat losses to agriculture and forestry interests of the United States annualy amount to $1,000,000,000 through the ravages of insects md this Is on the increase, owing to ""the de creasing number of insect destroying birds. Gilford Pinchot's Address. "Like nearly every great reform, conservation first pasfsed through a period of agitation and general ap proval; during this period it met with little 'opposition, for as yet it inter fered with no man's private profit." said Gifford Pinchot, former forester, today. "From the beginning of the Nworld, the preaching of righteousness in general terms has "been contem plated with entire equanlnity by the men who rise In violent protest tha moment their -own particular privi lege, graft, or advantage comes prac tically into question. That protest marks the second pha'se ' of the re forml "Within the last two years, conser vation has passed out of the realm of an unimpeachable general principle into that of a practical fighting at tempt to get things done. It Las begun to step on the toes of the beneficiaries and -the prospective Deneficiaries of unjust privilege, The Way of the Fighter. "The people believe in conservation. Now when any great movement has es tablished itself so firmly in the pub lic mind that a direct attack upon It will not pay, the regular method is to approve it in general terms, and then condemn its methods and its men. So now the demand from the opponents of conservation is not at all that we shall abandon the principle of the greatest good of us all for the longest time in usinp: our natural resources. The soft I pedal conservationists merely ask that conservation as applied shall be what they call rational, safe, and sane. Safe and sane legislation, as that expression Is used by the men who use i most, means legislation not unfriendly to the continued control of our public affairs (Continued on Page Three.) MAYOR GAYXOR'S ASSAILANT TO BE TRIED SOOX New York, N. Y., Sept. S. James J. Gallagher, the discharged city employe who shot mayor Gaynor, will be Indict ed by the September grand jury, which begins its sessions on the 20th. Mayor Gaynor has so far recovered that no set back is now feared and prosecutor Carvan, of Hudson county, N. J., says he will proceed at the earliest possible date to put Gallagher on trial. Pennsylvania Eoad and Its Underground Tracks; All Trains Kun Below the Eiver. New York, Sept. S. The opening to day of the Pennsylvania railroad tun nels under the' East and North rivers to the public marks not only the com pletion of one of the most gigantic engineering feats of modern times, but the beginning of a new epoch in rail road history. For years the eastern railroads have looked with a jealous eye at the New York Central the only railroad that ran trains on Manhattan Island. Pas sengers on all other lines were com pelled to detrain at Jersey City or Ho boken and board a slowly moving ferry to reach their destination. But the Pennsylvania has now gain ed the object for svhich It has worked for the past 10 years, and has gone a step farther. The passenger who wishes to go to Long Island does not even have to set foot on Manhattan Island. After the train leaves Newark it runs northeasterly, to the heights behind Hoboken, and then, dipping into the earth, passes through the wonder ful tunnel under the Hudson river, and emerges in the new $50,000 terminal in the heart of Manhattan. Leaving the noise and bustle of New York behind, it again plunges Into a tunnel under the East river and runs on to the surface at Long Island City, and continues its run on the island to Montauk Point. The Jersev and Long Island commut ters that live along the lines of the Pennsylvania are now able to leave their homes and travel to Manhattan without changing cars ' or bothering about the fog on the river. Eriormons Financial Cost. But this great time saver represents an enormous outlay of money. It is es timated that the new terminal the handsomest structure of its kind in the world and the four tubes under ! the river has cost more than $200,000, 000. The work has been going on for the last 10 years and hundreds of lives of workmen have been sacrificed in carrying it on. J?UZ 2SSe JIS completed cue i uouii-o in uk: iiiu.itii.uiu. otsulIOIJJ of Long Island and Jersey, which have heretofore been prohibitive as resi dence places to the New York busi ness man are now brought within easy reach of the city, and will act as a re lief -to the overcrowded Manhattan. The time has been cut down to about ore-quarter, besides the elmination of the inconenience of detraining. Every precaution known for Hip safety of passengers has been taken The tunnels two under each river are of solid concrete and the cars that mak- up the trains are of steel. They are all equipped with motors, the en tire system being run with electricitv. Of course the through passenger train will be drawn by an electric locomo tive, which will replace the steam one at Harrison, N. .T. Thousand Trains a Day. More than a thousand trains a day will come in and oul! of the new ter minal at 34th street, when the recru lar schedule is adopted and a million (Continued on Page Five.) Three pictures showing the aspect of the tunnels connecting the magnifi cent Pennsylvania railroad station, just ccuplcted at Seventh avenue and 33d street, In New York, with the New Jersey side and the Long Island shore. The top picture shows a corner of the loggria In the new terminal. Iext is seen the concourse and track level. The bottom picture shown the portals of the new tunnels openinp toward New Jersey. The station and the tunnels hare taken several years to build and their completion makes a solid and omplcte link between Jersey, New York and Long Island that fog and ice or other river troubles cannot disturb in future. WOMAN LA UGHS AS STOVAINE ADMINISTERED TO KILL PAIN f DOCTORS CUT KNEE Dr. Stilvvell C. Burns, the Philadelphia surgeon, save a demonstration of the nsc of stovalne, the nrw spinal anaesthetic, at the county hospital Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Burns administered the famous anaesthetic for two operations-. One of the operations in which stuvaine wat use.d was for a tubexeulni knee. The patient wa. a woman of 3"i jears and laughed and chatted with the surgeons as they operated upon her knee. The anaesthetic caused a temporary paral:Is of the lower limbs and the patient surrcred no ill effects from its use. The other operation Mas for an abdominal tumor, the patient beln;r an ascl Mexican woman. The tumor was removed without administer ing a general anaesthetic and was a complete success. , The demonstration of the use of the stovaine wn. witnessed by a num ber of sursreons of the citj. who had been Iniitcd to be present at the opei ations. TEXAN SPIRITED AWAY FEO'M MOB Waco, Tex.. Sept. 8. Learning that a party of 40 is forming a mob to lynch Ben Myatt, of Marlin, under sentence of death on the charge of killing his wife, sheriff Poole, of Falls county, (brought the man here m an auto early this morning, chained and handcuffed. Ke was kept here until the fast train north arrived, when, he was conveyed to lallas and placed in jaiT. DECREASED STOCK OF I . COPPER OX HAND New York,. N. Y . Sept. S. The : stock of marketable copper in ! ; the United States Sept. 1 showed : a decrease of 1,759,433 pounds from August 1, according to the : monthly report of the Copper J Producers' association, made ! J public today. Z TRACING BRIBE MONEY FROM TRACTION TRUST Vev ' ork, N. Y., Sept. S. Vn effort to trace Metropolitan Street railway cash through the brokerage firm of Ellinjrwootl and Cunningham to ac counts of various members of the legislature of 1900 will engajre the time today of legislative probers into the alleged jrraft In connection with the legislation at Vlbany. HeorKe Carpenter, formerly bookkeeper for the defunct firm, was on the stand yesterday and today. ne has already told the committee many In teresting things, including a statement that II. P. Vrcelauil. president of the Metropolitan Street railway ontpanj, had In pril, 1000, sriven the firm iis check for 5000, of which amount, aceonllng to Carpenter's reading from the firm's books, the account of Louis Bedell, then chairman of the commit tee on railroads in the state assembly, had been credited with ?U375, while the balance had gone In nearly equal parts to the accounts of former sen ator Goodsell and G. T. Rogers. Other books asked for have not been pro duced and the committee may take drastic measures to get them. But Declines to Sit at Table With Senator Accused of Bribing Legislators. RECEPTION ROOM A JUNGLE SCENE Hundreds Welcome the For mer President and Attend Banauet in His Honor. Freeport. Ill , Sept. S. Col. Roosevelt refused flatly today to attend a banquet to be given tonight by the Hamilton club of Chicago unless senator Lor- imer is excluded. He demanded that a telegram to that effect be sent to the senator. A committee of 16 members of the i Hamilton club came to Freeport from Chicago and met Col. Roosevelt to es cort him to Chicago. The colonel at once asked who was to attend the dinner. "Is speaker Cannon to be there?" he asked. "Yes," replied John P. Batten. "He accepted the invitation." "How about senator Lorimer?" the colonel asked. "Senator Lorimer is a member of the club," he was told. "He has accepted an invitation to the dinner." "Then I must decline to go," said the colonel. He added that he would feel the same about the presence of sena tor Lorimer as if the members of the Illinois legislature who are Involved in the graft Investigation should be present at the digner. Tne members' of the committee told the colonel they would go back to Chi cago and inform senator Lorimer ot his views. "No, no," Col. Roosevelt; replied, "send'a telegram teHing him will. not attend if he is there." The committee of the Hamilton club soon wired that had recalled Its 4n- vitation to senator Lorimer to attend j the banquet. Chicago's Reception. Chicago, 111., Sept. S. From the time Col. Roosevelt arrived m Chicago late this afternoon until he departs for Cincinnati at 1:30 tomorrow morning, he will be the central figure in a series of receptions arranged in his honor. A large proportion of the member ship of the Hamilton club and many school children were at La Salle street station to voice yells and spngs writ ten for the occasion. The colonel will be the chief guest at a banquet at the Congress hotel to right, at which there will be 1100 diners. Among those to be seated at the speakers table will be governor Deneen, United States senators Lori mer, Gamble, Cummins, and Beveridge, speaker Cannon and former vice presi dent Fairbanks. One big banquet hall, -where the re ception will be held, has been trans formed into a representation of a jungle. The chef of the hotel has constructed a candy piece four feet high represent ing Col. Roosevelt seated on an ele phant "with two gun bearers, in tha midst of palm trees. MAN ASSAULTED ,AT PARIS . 3IAY DIE, SAY THE DOCTORS Arsailnnt Paid n Small Fine on Simple Assault Charge and Left Town, After Labor Day Celebration. Paris, Texas, Sept. S. 2. Rupe, who was assaulted by H. A. Gasn while en joying the Labor day outing at the park here with Mrs. Rupe, is likely not to recover, attending doctors saying this morning that they expect the man to die. Gash paid a fine on a charge of simple assau.lt and then left. When Rupe's condition was pronounced seri ous, the charge was changed to assault to murder and the authorities sought Gash but he was not found. Family trouble caused the assault it is said. IIOUSTO:. FIRE CHIEF HAS NARROW" ESCAPE FROM DEATH Automobile Tire Explodes While o Way to Fire: Auto Is JJltched but Occupants Escape Injury. Houston, Tex.. Sept. S. While driv ing to a fire at high speed here today, the tire of the auto carrying fire chleJ Ollre exploded, and the machine was ditched, the chief narrowly escaping death. The chauffeur was bruised. The fire was trivial.