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EI Paso Fair
EI Paso, Texas,
Friday Evening,
September 16, 1910 - 12 Pages
I October 29th To
Not. 6th, 1810
Plf a. HI L
I 11 I H 1 IS "2111 II
240 Quarts of Nitroglycerin
Make Oil G-nsh 130 Feet
Above Surface.
Field "Will Not Be Aban
doned, According to Be-
port Following Shooting.
Pecos, Texas, Sept. 16. The tem
porary abandonment by the Texas Oil
company of be Toyah field is no longer
entertained- Two hundred and forty
quarts of nitro glycerine were used to
-shoot the well, resulting in oil gushing-
59 feet above the top of the der
rick, making a total height of 130 feet
above the earth's surface.
The explosion occurred at 5:30 p. m.
yesterday. "Wason, the expert sTtooxer
of Tulsa, Okla., has charge of the ex
plosion proceedings, coming direct from
Tulsa to do this particular shooting.
The well Is now in a stratum of oily
sand ranging from 3ST.0 to 2200 feet.
This expert sajs there are fine indica
tions of immense pools of oil.
The Texas company officials cannot
easily depreciate the oil situation, as
they nave done heretofore. Much dis
cretion scented to have been exercised
bj the oil officials, this due to the
fact that they did not care to have
the public know of their intentions and
the true' condition of the well, but it
can now be safely concluded that the
oil people can no I6nger keep matters
a secret.
It Is generally believed that the vtell
has met with their anticipations.
Much enthusiasm Is noticeable on the
part of all property owners who have
obtained this information.
V. W. Freeman of EI Paso' and the
resident officials were on the field at
the time of the explosion.
Other news of striking Interest is
expected at an earJy date. The - f J
Oil company, it Is believed, will start
drilling as soon as practicable
Manager Freeman Declares That He Has
Nothing to Sy Was Present "When
the Well "Was "Shot."
Reports brought to El Paso Friday bj
passengers from Toyah confirmed The
Herald's telegram that the Texas com
pany "shot" its big well Thursday aft
ernoon at 5:30, -with the result that the
il was thrown 130 feet or more above
the earth.
One man from Toyah said tliat two oil
men were watching the well with
glasses at a distance of about a mile
and a half and that when the explosion
took place, tne oil shot at Seast 50 feet
above the S6-foot derrick and con
tinued to shoot that high for six min
utes. Whether it was shut off with a
valve or ceased to spout, they could
not say.
Fred W. Freeman, manager for the
Texas company, who has maintained
steadily that the company ..ad no se
crets to keep about the Toyal field,
was present when the well was "snot." ;
He returned to El Paso Friday and
when seen at his home in rxighland park
by a Herald man in the afternoon ana"
asked about the well, he said: "You
may say that I refused to answer any j
questions that The Herald asked."
Bisbee, Arlx., Sept. 1C. Armed with a revolver and rifle, masked with a
white handkerchief, a hijchwayinan .supposed to be an American, held up two
Chinese gardners on their way to a ranch from Bisbee yesterday 'after
noon. T,he Chinese placed their money, about 550, on the road and then pro
ceeded as ordered. AVIthout apparent reason, the highwayman, who secured
the cnin, shot at the victims, killing one and severely woundinjr the other.
The wounded Chinese placed his dead companion on a wagon and drove
to Hereford, where the alarm vras Riven.
The police started on the chase and ranchers all around are searchln-r
for the robber, who probably crossed the Mexican frontier.
Detroit, Mich., Sept. 10. Is the 'unspeakable Turk' a. better man than
the descendant of Puritans? t
Dr. Fertton C. Tuck, of Chicago, said so before the ' Mississippi Valley
3Iedical aj-sociatlon yesterday, and he placed the blame at the door of Xew
England's famous mince pic, and Boston baked beans.
--Well cooked vegetables, rice and meat, as opposed to Xew England
mince pies and Boston baked beans have made the graceful, self controlled
Turk the superior of the lank, nervous Xew Englander," declared Dr. Tuck.
"Diet has more to do -with making sreat men or the deterioration of
the human race to tfce level of the brute than anything else,' he a'diled.
Compared to that of armor plaie mince pie diet Indulged in by all Amer
ica, the two sane meals a day of the Turk produces the firrest specimens of
physical manhood in the world. Mince pie and Boston beans are briaging
about race deterioration not alone in Connecticut and 31alnc, but cveryhcre."
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"West Texas Editors
Commercial Club Men
Hold Interesting Session.
Sanderson, Tex., Sep. 16. The second
semi-annual convention o the South
west Texas Press anjd Commercial as
sociation, was called to order at 9:30
oclock this morning by president Jos. O.
Boehmer, of Eagle Pass. The dele
gates began arriving last night and
among those who nave already arrived
are Jos. O. .tsoenmer and wife, of Egle
Pass; M. M. McFarland . and wife, of
Uvalde; J. M. McLeese,. J. M. Delcambre,
J. L. McCaleb. of Carrizozo Springs;
Fred I. Meyers, of Del Rio; Chas. E.
Davis of Houston; Henry Gates, of
San Marcos; Geo. Wavely Briggs, of
San Antonio; W. J. Yates; J. L. Craw
ford, Dr. Benjamin Berkeley and J. L.
Trent of Alpine; W. W. Price, of Brack
etville. The Sanderson commercial club has
charge of the delegates and its mem
bers are endeavoring to show the visit
ors a good Time.
Rev. F. G. Cox delivered tne invoca
tion, after which A. T. Folsom, of this
place, delivered the address of -welcome.
On behalf of the visitors, Dr. Benjamin
F. Berkeley, of Alpine, responded to
the address of welcome in a most pleas
ant manner.
Jos. O. Boehmer, president of the as
sociation, then spoke of the origin and
object of this organization, stating that
he felt much gratified at the progress
in membership that has been made since
the organization of the association at
Eagle Pass last February.
j Home Industry Talk'.
Cnas. E. Davis, of Houston, delivered
a splendid address on "Traveling Men.
as Community Builders." He advocated
in strong terms the patronizing of
home institutions first and then If it
was necessary to send away for goods,
to get them as close to home as pos
sible. This was followed by five -minute dis
cussions on "boosting," led by Fred I.
Meyers, secretary of the Del Rio com
mercial club.
The convention will adjourn this aft
ernoon at 4 oclock to take in the base
ball game between the Valentine and
Sanderson teams.
Tonight the delegates and their wives
will be guests of the Sanderson com
mercial club at a banquet at the school
house. Prominent speakers for this
afternoon's sessiqn are Geo. Waverly
Briggs, of the San Antonio Express,
and M. M. McFarland, president of tne
Uvalde commercial club.
G. A. Martin, of the El Paso Herald,
was on the program for this afternoon,
but wrote that he -was unable to be
present owing to preparations under
way to attend the National Irrigation
and Dry Farm congress. He sent his
speech, "Journalism of the West," which
was read by the secretary, Jesse Mc
Kee. Among the candidates for the next
meeting are Carrizozo Springs and Al
pine. More delegates will be in on tonight's
The Forum society will have its an
nual meeting and banquet at the An-
gelus hotel Saturday evening. The elec-
tinn.nf nffWr for thft rr will he!
held at this banquet and a number
of invited guests will attend the meet
ing and banquet. S. M. Thompson will-
deliver the principal address.
Gamblers and Saloon Men
Are Looking for a Harvest
When Colquitt Comes.
(By Horace H. Shelton.)
San Antonio, Texas, Sept. 16. Is Col
quitt to turn the state over to the gam
blers and saloon men?
Is there to be inaugurated a wide
spread defiance in the southwest of all
restrictive laws and a return to the
"wide open" policy?
These are the questions being asked
by those who helped put on the stat
ute books of the state the anti-gambling
law, the anti-race track law and
the Sunday closing law
c Previous to the election of Colquitt
one of the arguments used to get him
votes in Bexar county -was that the
Sunday law and the gaming law would
become inoperative. He got the votes.
It looks now as if the politicians who
made the promises are preparing to re
deem them.
The word has certainly been passed
out at San Antonio and along the bor
der, where the county officers are will
ing for a return to old conditions, that
after Colquitt is Inaugurated every
thing will be free and easy.
Anxious to begin again to prey off
the public, upon which they fattened l
for years, gamblers are flocking back
to Texas. Men who have been In Ari
zona, New Mexico, Nevada and other
places, are showingup in the city. The
front of every saloon in the city is
decorated "with the loud vests and
flash- diamonds. It is true the vests
are a little tarnished and the diamonds
not as large as they once were, owing
to the lean years for gamblers which
have fallen upon the land, but the old
gamesters have found pickings good
enough to keep at least one tailor made
plaid suit.
So anxious are they to get their fin
gers once more on the throat of the un
wary and weak, that they cannot wait
the coming of the inauguration of the
man they toast over bars in bad liquor
as "their governor," but dens are
springing up in San Atnonio so thick
they almost crowd each other. Poker
games are 'everywhere.
The "look outs" are parading up and
down the streets. A man can hardly
walk two block down Houston street
without being stopped from three to
a dozen times and courteously invited
into a "sociable," "gentlemanly; poker S
game. The other games are expected
to make their appearance soon. In
fact, it is rumored that several places
up'stairs, where formerly all sorts of
grambling was in progres, are renovat
ing and dusting up the tables ready
for business.
So far only a" few of the saloons on
the outskirts are violating the Sunday
law, the saloon men seeming still to
retain a healths fear of governor
Campbell and the state rangers'. The
common talk, however, is that after
January every man will be able to get
his beer on Sunday.
The county officers here have always
been willing. The only thing that kept
the lid on has been the fear of the i
governor and the rangers. With that
fear removed, the snore of the county
officers is expected to be as loud and
the sleep as deep as of old.
TIT 0-(1? ?& A"KF TFfi'Rf-'E-C
Threatens to Tear Down the
Mexican Emblem Unless
American Mag Is
Tucson. Ariz., Sept. 16. Threatening
to tear down a Mexican flag-from one
of the banks, unless the American flag
was hoisted above it for decorations
of the Mexican centenial celebration
here, Charles Alzemora, an old time
ioiuier oi j. ort Lowell, now living at
Guaymas, Mexico, insisted until the
American flag was raised.
Twenty j-ears ago Alzemora, then in
the army, held up a Mexican parade
until the American flag was carried
at its head.
Ft. Worth Authorities Seek
M aii Who Obtained Job
as Farm Hand.
Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 16. After
s'eeking and obtaining a place as a farm
hand and passing the night at a farm
house last night, a stranger this morn
ing assaulted and robbed J. D. Hugginb
on a public road near Shaw brothers'
dairy. outh of here, securing ?S0 and
aving his victim unconscious. Hug
gins resides two miles north of Mans
field. The two started here when the
attack was made. Authorities of neigh
boring counties have been notified.
Huggins was not seriously injured.
Houston, Tevas, Sept. 16. Mrs. John
ston, wife of Harry M. Johnston, staff
correspondent of the Houston Post,
died at her iome early this
morning following a brief illness.
Mrs. Jonnston was the daughter of
state senator John L. Peeler, of Austlu.
The funeral will take place there.
St. Petersburg, Russia, Sept. 16. The cholera epidemic , which , originating in southern Eussia, has claimed
already a hundred thousand lives, is spreading across Asia to Russia and today was officially declared to
threaten the province of Amur in southeast Siberia.
The sanitary bureau reports show -182,327 cases and 83,613 deaths for the season. In St. Petersburg yester
day there were 54 new cases and 19 deaths.
-S S B &Bt& 9 m
By T. G. Turner.
There is no "sane fourth" question
in Mexico. There are no mad rushes
of firemen and doctors "when the nation
goes celebrating.
Over in Cludad Juarez, where a typi
cal Mexican "fiesta" is in progress,
there Is plenty of noise at stated inter
vals, but no danger. No small boys
are losing index fingers, and no little
girls have lost Sunday frocks.
Instead of the all-day bedlam from
cannon cracker and skyrocket, the
noise during the Juarez centennial cel
ebration is made only by bells and
bands. True, at sunup and at high
noon, cannon make a great racket, but
the big guns are located apart from the
city, and men, not boy, do the shoot
ing. At the stroke of noon, the first of 21
cannon booms out over the city, and
three men in the belfrey of the old
Spanish mission begin the pealing of
the bells. Shooting -and ringing con
tinues for nearly five minutes before
the 21 salutes are completed.
It's no more like the Fourth of July
than was Paul Revere's ride.
Positive Testimony Is Of-
fered by English Gov
ernment Expert.'
London, England, Sept. 16. That the
death of a person whom the prosecu
tion is endeavoring to prove was- the
murdered wife of Dr. Hawiey Crippei
was caused by poison, was unqaulified-
ly sworn to this morning by Dr. Wil
Hiam Henry Wilcox, scientist analyst
j to the home office, in the Crippen mur-
der trial.
Dr. Wilcox discovered the deadly
drug in the remains found in the Crip
pen cellar. He found no other cause
of death and expressed the opinion that
the victim survived the dose an hour or
The gruesome exhibits and the un
pleasant character of the testimony at
the last session did not deter the curi
ous and the courtroom was again
jammed this morning.
The spectators included the usual ar
ray of fasionably dressed women.
Lansing, Mich., Sept. 16. The four
daughters of John Jensen, the leper,
isolated at Calumet, Mich., will be al
lowed 'to go to school. Attorney gen
eral Kuhn dn an opinion states that a
thorough examination has failed to re
veal a trace of the disease in the daugn
ters, and says they, will not be a men
are to the schools if they are disin
fected, removed from their father and
mother and kept away from them dur-
ing the school term and if a monthly i patriotic program or ma-ic and c-a-or
bi-monthly examination shows them . tory- in the 'hugp stand of :lag.- art!
free from the malady.
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Denison, Tex.. Sept. 16. While
running 35 miles an hour near
CoffeyvIHe, Kans., a locomo
tive on the Missouri, Kansas and
Texas passenger train en route
to Kansas City exploded, accord
ing to advices received here to
day, killing Horace Holloway,
the engineer, and probably fa
tally injuring fireman L. E.
The locomotive was complete
ly wrecked, the firebox and oth
er parts being hurled 200 yards.
The baggage and mail cars
were derailed.
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After chief deputy sheriff Ed.
Bryant hunted for his horse and
buggy for an hour Wednesniy
evening, and sent his children to
seach for it, in the meantime
entertaining thoughts that it
might have been stolen, deputy
sheriff Van Haselen located the
rig at a nearby blacksmith shop
where 'Mr, Bryant had driven
the horse to be shod.
Get a License
Then Get a Jag
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 16. Over indul
gence in "red licker" and other gloom
dispellers becomes safe sane if the
"licensed jag" plan .suggested by the
Tri-State Medical association at yes
terday's session should become a law.
The plan endorsed is to require every
drinking citizen to take out a license,
and if he should offend against the
municipal laws while having an "au
thorized bun," he shall be fined, but
the fine, instead of being paid by -the
"jag" or his family, is to be paid by
tne-ciiy or faiaie to tne suriering rela-
- tives.
G-en. Diaz Pulls Liberty Bell One Hundred Years After
Hidalgo Sounded It to Call His Followers to Arms
Against the Spaniards A Great Celebration
Throughout Mexico, With Ciudad Juarez
Eot OutdGne El Paso Decorates.
There will be an interesting parade of celebrators in C. Juarez this
afternoon at 4 ociock and tonight from 9 to 11; the Third cavalry band
will pkiy a concert in the plaza. There will also be fireworks during the
evening. .
Mexico I City, 3Iex., Sept. 10. "Viva Mexico, Viva Indepencin, and the
historic cry, or "ttrito" that Miguel Hidalgo first uttered 100 y.ears ago, were
repeated at 11 oclock last night by president Diaz as he ran?: the liberty bell
of Mexico -while stnding on a balco ny of the National palace
The cry vras taken up by an Immense crovrd that jammed the plaza In
front of the palace and extended In the streets for miles. The event vras wit
nessed by people representing half a hundred nations. A gorgcons display
of fireworks made the scene one of the most spectacular features of the cen
tennial of Independence celebration.
The celebrntlon was the culminating event of the most brilliant holiday
the capital of Mexico has ever known.-
Mexico crowned the celebration here of the centennial today with lh detli-
"LotiS Hv religion.: Lotts live our
-oly mother of Guadalupe. Lot--?
liva Anterica and ia-h to bad ro' -rain
en t!"
high, topped with a figure symboll
Voices of little children and roar of
big cannon and a deluge of light and
color and music did tribute last night
to Hidalgo, Liberty and Mexico. Ten
thousand persons saw and cheered.
Flags waved. Vivas echoed. Bands
At the stroke of -11 from the belfry
of the old mission of Ciudad Juarez,
an orderly crowd whi:h packed Con
stitution plaza was tnrown into a mob
of viva cneering. flag waving human
ity. The thousands had h.-ar-l and seen
light erected in front of the ancient
church. But at thp stroke of the bells.
Mexican independence of Spanish op
pression was just 100 years of age. Led I
by tho mayor of Juarez, who waved the
tricolors over the crowd, thousands
cheered, bands played, and cannon
roarod salute to Hidalgo, Liberty and
The Little Childrens' Part.
Little children performed the . most
sacred functions of the progra-u. for
in Mexico, more thau elsewhere, ihe
hands of little children lead them.
Every school child of the cft was
there, tho boys in soldier uniforms
with little woodon rifles, the girls in
uniform frocks with red liberty cap.".
In the center of the huge stage of elec
tric lights, bunting flags and huge
golden eagles, stood three little lib
erty girls, each beneath a small arch
of lights. At one side of the table
where sat mayor Portillo, of Juarez,
and Col. Corella, of the local garrison,
members of the Juarez council, and
across the open space on the platform
were the various committees Vf the
celebration. fraternal societies of
Juarez and El Paso with their bar.iur
emblems, first citizens and a few wo
men onlookers.
Girls In Costume.
In front of the third cavalry band of
the Mexican army, which played from
the platform. wer.- arranged five girls
dressed as Victory, Justice. Peace, the
Flag and an indian maid bf ancient"
Mexico. Directly in-front of the plat
form were more than 500 children In
military formation, a regiment of little
boy soldiers, and the girls w'tii their
red liberty caps and white, green and
red dresses. And behind this forma
tion were the masses of onlookers, "citi
zens of Juarez, Mexican residents of
El Paso, visitors from all northern
Chihuahua, and a few American, spec
tators. The program itself was of especial
Interest to the congregated celebra
tors. , Little girls recited poetry of
Hidalgo, Juarez. Diaz. liberty and
peace, and orators told of the republic's
history. Attorney Leonardo R. Pardo
recited some original poetry. Dr. Ra
fael LImon Moline spoke at lerigtn on
patriotism, and J. M. Vareja lectured
on the act of independence. After
mavor Portillo had led the "vivas" to
Hidalgo, Liberty and Mexico at tho
hour of the great pri-.st-pa triors lrst
move of rebellion. Miss Cleopartra t
Fourzan, a Mexican beauty draped in '
the tricolors in renre-entation of the
flag, led the chorus of children, and
cation of a monument to the independ
ence of the republic. There was a
great parade from the national palace
to the site of the nionnmenc la the
beautiful Plaza de la Reforma, midway
between this city and Chapultepec,
where the ceremonies were held. A
feature of the program was tb-j address
by president Diaz. The monument is
an imposing granite shaft, 140 feet
c of liberty.
the military band accompanied and
the air of the national hymn floated
out and was echoed by the farther
most persons standing in rho plaza and
streets blocks distant.
The Military Band Plajs.
At the conclusion of this ceremony,
the military band took the ph--oe of the
El Paso municipal band' wnih had
played "during the earlier evening in ; opponent was H. B. Downs, an insur
the new band stand. After a concert j sent. Speaker Cannon carried every
by the soldier musicians, an orchestra ! county in his district. Two years ago
took possession of the new stanl and. i the speaker was unopposed, so a com
j around the new sidewalks of the plaza
uanced the young people far into the
"little morning."
Cererrioniess were held Thursday
afternoon in inauguration of the im
provements made at Comercio street
and Juarez avenue, where the thor-
oughfare has been widened. S. L. Cam-
tu pun.e. ana mayor .fortiiio pro
nounced the inauguration. During the
afternoon finishing touches were put
on the decorations of the city. Dam
age done by the drizzling rain of
the day was repaired, apd by night j
every public building was strung with
lights. A huge decoration was lifted
i to the central tower of the customs
house, which building now rivals the
(Continued on Page 2.)
New York. Sept. 16. There was a
sharp exchange .today between Col.
Theo. Roosevelt and William Barnes,
jr.. republican state committeeman and
leader of the "old guard."
In a published statement Mr. Barnes
said: "No amount of political maneu
vering, no use of patronage or per
sonal abuse can in the slightest degree
obscure the one Jsaue which must be
fought out to a finish at Saratoga.
There will be determined the future of
the Republican party oC New York for
some years to come. That party must
determine in the platform whether It
Del Rio Appreciates The Herald
Del Rio) Te.m3, Sepfc. 14th. 1910.
Editor El Paso HeroM:
As chairman, ot the publicity committee of our Commercial Club it
ims been my pleasure to note the amount of publicity th our town was
iceeiving in your Iper.
A check of je eleven months ending Sept. 1st how that you have
given u-5 30 columns, exclusive of ht-Auin5 and staff correspondence.
This in my opinion is very liberal and I take pleasure in so advising
You have our best wishes for the continued success of your valued
paper and aga-in assurinj' you of our appreciation of your courtesies to
our town, I remain, cordially your-;.
D. Cus-hing.
Speaker Cannon Reelected,
Winning Every County
Throughout District.
Lee O'Neill Brown, Charged
With Buying Lorimer's
Election, Renominated.
Chicago, III., Sept. 16. Ballot box:
stuffing, vote buying and selling at
from 25 cents to a dollar apiece, re
peating, the votfng of "dead men" and
the names of citizens registered. All
of these figured in the frauds that
marked yesterday's primary election in
Chicago, despite the extraordinary pre
cautions of the election board- Hun
dreds of complaints have swamped the
While there . was little violence and
no rioting, many arrests were made on
charges of bribery or repeating. Judge
George A. Dupuy. of the superior cou
was one of the victims. When he went
to vote he found that someone had
beaten him to it.
Insurgents Make Inroads.
The insurgents made some inroads
in the standpat strength of the Re-
puoucan congressional ceiegatlon from
1 Illionis at yesterday's primaries.
They were victorious In three out of
25 districts, and scored at least one
notable victory. Henry S. Boutell, who
las represented the ninth (Chicago)
district, for 12 years, was defeated by
Frederick H. Gansbergen, an insurgent.
George Foss, a standpater and head
of the naval affairs committee of tha
house, won out by a small plurality
over George R. Engelhard, after a hard
Cannon Is Reelected.
Speaker Jos. G. Cannon was renomin
ated by a majority close to 6000. His
parison of his plurality today with
the figures at the previous election are
valueless. Lee O'Neil Browne, Democratic house
leader, who was recently acquitted of
a charge of bribery in connection with
tho election of senator Wm. Lorimer,
j """as renominated for the house of rep-
resentatives by a large majority. He
had three opponents.
Out of 32 Democrats in the last legis
lature who voted for Lorimer, 22 were
The Republican standpaters and
I progressives split even in the 11th and
! 13th congressional districts. John C
McKenzie, a progressive, was nomin-
a.ed in tne 1Stb by the Republicans,
(Continued on Page Nine.)
will be recognized as the conserving
force "which has been its history or
whether it will follow the radical poli
cies of Mr. Roosevelt and lose the
strategic position which it has held in
New York for many years as the party
of sanity and the protecto; of industry
on -which the world of busines and
labor must depend.
"No radical candidate has ever carried
the state of New York. Progress in
political life is essential to any party,
but a state leadership which relies
for its strength on inciting the mob
(Continued on Page Nine.)

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