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Friday Evening, October 14, 1910 - - 12 Pages R E XT El Paso Fair S October 29th To B E R Nov. 6th, 1910 WINDPIPE SEVERED, WOMAN STILL LIVES h L3omb Found Near American Ambassador's Home in Paris, France. DISCOVERY FOLLOWS MTDNIG-HT EXPLOSION Paris, France, Oct. 14. A powerful bomb -was discovered by the police to day at the foot of a tree in Avenue Klober, near the American embassy. Officers attribute the attempted out rage io anarchists who sought to put new ginger into the apparently dead, railroad strike. The bomb contained 300 grains of Cheddite powder and several iron bolts. It was similar to a bomb exploded last night In Rue de Berre, a few doors from Champs Elysees. Better Traffic Conditions. Traffic conditions generally are im proved today. The "Western railroad is practically tied up, but only 8 per cent of the employes of the Northern h road failed to report lor worK mis morning. Provisions in sufficient suppls for Paris are arriving and he famine dan ger is over. Explosion Shakes Houses. A powerful bomb was exploded about midnight in front of the houso at No. G Rue de Barre, a few doors from the Champs Elysees. The ex plosion smashed the door and serious ly damaged the facade. All windows in the adjoining houses were broken. No one was injured, the" lower floors of the house being unoccupied. M. Lepine, prefect of Paris, was quickly on the scene. Fragments of the II i i ....,! ,, appears to nave ueea cuusuuuicu uui of a large kettle. The police attrib ute the outrage to anarchists but It is a mystery why they chose the house, as no officials reside there. Strike Threatened in Italy. Rome, Italy," Oct. 14. The Italian government is following the strike sit uation in France with keenest inter est. There is reason for this, as it is known that the employes of the Italian post, together with the telegraph, tele phone and railroad systems, are organ izing for a general strike next Decem ber. This might lead rto serious poli tical troubles. waco and Austin, tex., show small increase Census BiireHu Issires Statement of Id crease" In Ttvo Oilier Cities; Bloomlngton Increase 2452. Washington, D. C, Oct. 14. The bu reau has announced the population of Waco. Tex., as 26,425, an increase of 5739 or 27.7 percent over the census 10 years ago. Montgomery, Ala., 38,136, an increase of 7790. Austin, Tex., 29,860, an increase of 7602. Bloomington, 111.. 25,768, an increase of 2482. BANK LOST MUCH MONEY THROUGH REPORTED THEFTS Tulsa, Okla., Oct. 14. The theft of $5000 from the Colonial Trust company of this city was revealed today, when Lloyd Critchton, a former bookkeeper o' the bank, confessed after 12 hours' "sweating." Critchton had brought suit against X W. Orr, president of the trust com pany, and two detectives for $5000 for. false arrest on embezzlement charges. TAFT- WILL -VISIT PAN ASIA CANAL EARLY IN NOVEMBER Beverly, Mass., Oct. 14. President Taft decided yesterday afternoon, after a conference with. CoL Goethals, to pay his proposed visit to Panama early in November. Col. Goethals convinced the president that legislative matters concerning the canal makes necessary his visit at this time. BURNETT COTTON GIN IS DESTROYED BY MORNING FIRE Burnett, Tex., Oct. 14. H. L. Dale's cctton gin, one of the largest in the county, was destroyed by fire early this morning causing a loss of $8000. About 30 bales of cqtton were burned up and twenty more damaged. The origin of the blaze has not been deter mined. SMALL BOYS PLAY INDIAN ONE IS FATALLY SHOT Nacogdoches, Tex., Oct. 14. James Miller, aged 10, was fatally wounded a few miles east of here today, when accidentally shot by Luther Brown, a companion of the same age. The boys were playing "indian" and they failed to ascertain that "the gun was loaded. MT. PLEASANT MAN KILLED, FOLLOWING A QUARREL ML Pleasant, Tex., Oct. 14. Burrell Tigert was shot and killed a few miles from here today, following a dispute with Will Cobb, Tigert's soninlaw, who is charged with the killing. Details of the crime have not been learned here. OLD TYLER MERCHANT DEAD. Tyler, Tex., Oct. 14. George Wilber ly, one of Tyler's oldest merchants, 71 3 ears old, died "here today. He was a director In the Citizens' National bank and formerly was a state ranger and a confederate soldier. VAUGHN RAIL IS SHOT Vaughn, N. M., Oct. 14. H. H. Har gis was shot and instantly killed yes terday in Moore's barber shop near the Santa Fe station. E. G. McNabb was arrested after the killing. Hargis had just got up from the barber's chair, and was putting on his collar, when two shots were fired through the screen door, presumably from across the street, both shots striking Hargis near Che-heart. He fell, Arizona Delegates to Intro duce It at Saturday Morn ing Session. ALL MEMBERS WILL VOTE OH QUESTIONS Phoenix, Ariz., Oct, 14. Trie preamble of the constitution will be introduced by the committee tomorrow morning. After Saturday, propositions will be sub mitted under nroDer order of business I and Monday the actual work of drafting the constitution will begin. The committee on rules report, sub mitted this morning, will be consid ered tomorrow. The convention will meet hereafter at 9 oclock a. m., and no proposition shall become part of the constitution without a yea and nay vote. Every member may be heard on one question. Milking: Good Head-way. Good headway is being made in .Arizona's constitutional convention. "Actual work of framing the constitu tion will begin at once, the standing committees having been appointed. The rules reported by the committee are elastic and liberal and allow the ful lest opportunits for expression of opin ion and amendment of provisions on the floor of the convention. Pnblie Eearinjrs Soon. Public hearings will be announced j . - .1-- I -J-., -m I Dy tne cnairmen oi tue iiujjui wm '" mittees next week. The committee on legislative is very progressive, ensur ing reasonable low percentages for the initiative and referendum. Winsor, the chairman, is pledged to the Oregon plan, but favors higher percents. Pre diction may be ventured that the re quirement for the initiative will not be over 15 percent, possibly about 12 percent; for recall IS to 20 percent. A verbatim report of the proceedings including debates will be printed. There will be a wild scramble among the Democratic papers for this work. OKLAHOMA WRECK CLAIMS ONE VICTIM Fort Smith, Ark., Woman Seriously In Injured; Child of Another Passen ger Is Still Missing. Paris, Tex., Oct. 14. The Frisco pas senger train No. 5, the limited which went through a bridge near Talihina, Okla., late yesterday afternoon, was brought into Paris at 2 oclock this morning. Forty persons were injured in the wreck. It is said Mrs. M. L. Banks, of Fort Smith, Ark., who re ceived internal injuries will die. The child of Mrs. J. P. Kirkbridge has not yet been located. The wreck occurred on a 'short curve in the Winding Stair mountains while the train was passing over a small bridge. No cause has been assigned for the wreclc The mall car broke through the bridge. The chair car landed in the bottom of a creek, the smoker was thrown " crossways on the rightofway. -while the diner stood on end in the creek. Edward R. Smith, dining car chef, a wnite man, died as a result of Injurie-5. He was pierced by a large iron moat fork which -went through his body when the car leaped into the ditch. Smith lived in St. Louis. SIX FOREIGNERS DIE IX INDIANA WRECK Ft. Wayne, Ind.. Oct. 14. In a col lision between freight and -work trains on the Grand Rapids & Indiana rail road at Summit early today, six were killed and several injured. The vic tims are foreigners and members of the construction gang. CHANLER'S FIRST WIFE IS GRANTED INJUNCTION New York, N. Y., Oct. 14. Justice Guy in the supreme court has granted to Mrs. Julia C. Chanler, first wife of Robert Winthrop Chanler, an injunc tion against R. TV. Chanler, Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler and Winhrtop Chanler, the Union Trust company and the New York Insurance and Trust company as trustees of the Chanler es tate and Lina Cavalieri Chanler. re straining them from disposing of or transferring any property belonging to Robert W. Chanler until the action brought by the plaintiff to set aside the prenuptial agreement entered into by Robert W. Chanler and Lina Cava-. lieri is determined in the court. Mrs. Julia C. Chanler is Robert TV. Chanler's former wife and the mother of his two children, of whom she was given the custody when she obtained a divorce. The purpose of the attack on the ante-nuptial agreement is to protect the $20,000 which Chanler has paid an nually for the support of his former wife and children. This obligation, it is contended, takes precedence over the CavaVieri contract which is held to have no legal force. y NO RUSSIANS OR JEWs'vr ARRIVE AT 'GALVESTON Galveston, Tex., Oct. 14. The steam ship Hanover arrived here today, from Germany with 204 passengers, but there was no Russians or Jews aboard owing to the enforcement of regula tions by the government on account of the cholera epidemic in Europe. This is the first ship arriving with out these two classes for several years. jtJLJrJCdM DEA TH not speaking or conscious of anything, and died almost instantly. E. G. McNabb is traveling for the Harris, Polk hat house, of St. Louis, and has been a resident of Vaughn for two years. H. H. Hargis was station agent at the E. P. & S. TV., having held t,he po sition forseveral months. Hargis's body lies at the under taker's, awaiting a .message from his "wife who is in Kansas. England and Georgia Feel v Force of Severe Storm. Isle of Pines Visited. CASUALTIES IN ENGLAND LARGE London, England, Oct. 14. The Eng lish coast is strewn with wreckage as a result of the storm which has con tinued two days. The casualty list is a long one. This morning the bodies of five seamen from the coasting steam er Granford, were picked up off Hartle pool. It is believed the vessel which carried a crew of 40, foundered and that the men attempted to reach shore in a small boat and were lost. TOBACCO CROP INJURED. Havana, Cuba, Oct. 14. The full force of the storm, approach of which was heralded yesterday, struck the city at 1 oclock this morning. It brought a deluge of rain and most of the street lights were extinguished. The storm, after sweeping over the" Isle of Pines yesterday, moved eastward and then shifted to west, affecting chiefly Jla tanzas, Havana and Pinar del Rio provinces. It is feared the tobacco crop at Pinar del Rio has been destroyed by the washing out of seed beds. It is reported that the town of Ca silda has been devastated and many killed. All communication is cut oft from the interior. STORM SWEEPS GULFWARD. Mobile, Ala., Oct". 14. The local weatner bureau issued a storm bulletin this morning warning that a dangerous gale will sweep the Florida coast and southest part of the Gulf of Mexico dur ing the next 24 hours. HEAVY LOSS ON BALTIC SEA. St. Petersburg, Russia, Oct. 14. A hurricane swept over the eastern coast of the Baltic sea last night, causing many wrecks. The loss of hundreds of lives among the sailors is reported. NEW YORK BIG ART v DEALERS ARRESTED Duveen Brothers Charged by Government With Customs Fraud. New York, X. Y., Oct. 14. The entire Fifth avenue establishment of the five Duveen brothers, known the world over as dealers in rare art objects, and antiquities, has been seized by federal authorities and Benjamin J. Duveen. V.O. nniv momhpr of the firm now in the city, placed under arrest charged j with conspiracy to aeirauu me "" ment out of customs dues. Henry A. Wise,- United States district attorney, in asking for extraordinary heavy bail 100,000, said he had evidence that the frauds reach more than $1,000,000, and that all five brothers were implicated as well as another man. Bail was finally fixed at $50,000 which was giv en, and Duveen was released. The firm of Duveen Bros, is com posed of Henry J., Joel J., Louis J., Benjamin J., and Joseph J Duveen. They have establishments in New York. London and Paris. Customs officials are actively en gaged today In examining the works of art displayed in galleries of Duveen Bros. The United .States government has warrants for the romaining members of the firm who have art galleries in the large capitals of Europe. Millions of dollars worth of paintings and art works have been sold to millionaire patrons in this country and(it was sug gested today tthat the customs offi cials may invade these art collections and temporarily hold these master pieces pending the adjudication of th alleged frauds. McGregor woman still seeking change of venue Waco, Tex., Oct. 14.- The defence to day introduced further testimony in efforts to secure change of venue for Mrs. Minnie Lee Streight, charged with the murder of her husband at Mc Gregor. Evidence today was introduc-J ed to prove a conspiracy exists against the defendant at McGregor, and a fair trial Is impossible in McLennan coun ty. Many witnesses disagreed as to the alleged conspiracy. BODY OF COLORADO JUSTICE LIES IN STATE CAPITOL Denver. Colo.. Oct. 14. The body of Robert TV. Steele, chief justice of the supreme court of Colorado, is to lie in state fronv2 to 6 oclock today In the rotunda df: the capitol here. This was decided by governor Shafroth and judge Steele's colleagues on the su- preme oencn. i-c:i -" "ui- "- " i family had beh obtained. A detach ment of tno Colorado national guard is I keeping watch about the bier. Presented To (By T. G. Turner.) By the kind heart of a Mexican girl who makes her money by dancing in a South El Paso theater, the child of an American mother has been saved from hcmelessness, perhaps dSeath. Tho American mother deserted the child: the Mexican dancing girl has claimed it as her own. The child, baby girl of but a few days' life, is not a foundling. Wrapped in a bundle of clothes, tne babe was de livered by the mother tb a youthful maid who attends Marie Coronado, the girl who dances. American Baby. Too youthful to fully understand,- Mexican Actress Adopts Homeless Babe Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 14. Expert surgery sa-ved the life of Mrs. nelle Turner of Peyton, Colo., today nYter site had completely severed her windpipe with a pair of scissors. She vtas despondent because of ill health. When she vtas found in bed at the home of her sister, here, she was rushed to a receiving hospital. Surgeons performed an operation for tracheo tonomy, an incision of the windpipe, and it is belie-ved the woman will live. Mrs. Turner, who is the mother of four children, came here from Colo rado In September. f iew mm n Probably Will Require 90 Days to Complete the Constitution. Santa Fe, N. M., Oct. 14. The com mittees appointed to draft articles for the constitution of New Mexico held public sessions again yesterday and the constitutional convention recon vened at 2:30 oclock this afternoon, af ter two days devoted exclusively to committee work. The members of the convention are just beginning to realize the tremend ous nature of the work which con fronts them. It is now believed that at least 90 days will be required before the constitution will be complete. Committees have rushed into the work of drafting articles and tentativo drafts only to find upon careful study and investigation that their phrase ology will not withstand the test of the courts. PLANS APPROVED TO RAISE MAINE Spain Asked to Send Repre sentative During Work.N Hulk to Be Sunk. Beverly. Mass., Oct. 14. President Taft has approved plans for raising the wreck of the battleship Maine which call foFthe conipietionftfre-work on" or before the '13th anniversary of the destruction of the war vessel, February ir, next. The work is to be done ac cording to plans made by army en gineers and is to be under the direc tion of an engineer officer. President Taft believes that the paramount question is the determining for all time the cause of the explosion. He has invited Spain to send a repre sentative to be present during the work of exposing and removing the wreck. If congress approves the recommen dation of the engineers, the wreck will be taken out to sea and given a cere monial burial in deep water, there to remain until the end of time. Various plans have been suggested of exhibit ing the wreck and preserving it, but none of these finds favor with the au thorities at Washington. Congress re cently appropriated $300,000 for rais ing the wreck. The first work will be the construc tion of a coffer dam of interlocking steel pilings large enough to give a clearance of 50 feet on all sides of the wrek. The pumping out of the water when the dam is completed will unquestionably be an impressive event. The bodies of sailors who lost their lives in the disaster and were never re covered will be taken to the Arlington National cemetery at Washington for burial. A naval board of inquiry, which was convened in Havana and made such an examination of the wreck as was pos sible with divers and the testimony of survivors, 'reported that the explo sion came from the outside, probably a mine. The hull has sunk but one foot in the 12 years and a half since it went down. The dam is to be constructed about the wreck and will be 415 feet in length and 275 feet at the widest point. SEVEN BURN TO DEATH IN MONTREAL, CANADA, FIRE Montreal. Canada, Oct. 14. Seven lives are believed to have been lost n a fire that destroj-ed the Kings Hall building. Five bodies have been found. After a thrilling rescue of two men by the firemen, soon after the blaze was discovered, it was supppsed that all the occupants had escaped. It was not until in the afternoon when rela tives made inquiries for victims, that the ruins were searched and the bodies found. Watchman F. Whittal died while trying to save his family. His body was found with his two children clasped in his arms while nearby was the body of his wife. Her Maid By An American Mother little Juana, the servant, took the bun dle of cloth and flesh to her mistress, saying :"See what an American lady sent you." To the questioning of the actress, the girl described a young American woman who had lived for a short time In a nearby rooming house, and who had been seen often about the theater. The mother has disappeared, nor does questioning disclose her iden tity. When Marie Coronado looked into two blue baby eyes she did not hesi tate. She carried the child to the po lice statiou, thence to the county court, jvhere she signed a paper making her mother of the motherless one. She said "she would care for the child. MINNESOTA FIRE VICTIMS INTERRED Roads Cut Into Burned Dis trict Woman Teacher's Feet Shorched. Baudette, Minn., ucL 14 A detail ot 20 Minnesota national guardsmen left here early today to bury the bodies of three victims of forest files discovered yesterday in a cedar tangle seven miles east of here- All yesterday aft ernoon woodsmen were chopping a road into the burned and fallen timber by which bodies may be taken to Silver Creek for burial if they are not too badly burned. If the bodies cannot be moved they will be buried where found. Mary Donaghue of New Richmond, Wis., a pretty school teacher and home steader of Zipple, was brought into town late last night with both feet scorched. She was caught in the flames a week ago last Tuesday and lay all nignt in a gravel pit before help came. COLORADO FIRE UNDER CONTROL; SUSPICIONS RIFE Denver, Colo., Oct. 14. The forest fire that has been raging on the Big Chief and Sheep mountains in Jefferson county, is1 no wunder control. By back firing the fighting forces have sur rounded the flames by a burned over tract and the fire in the center is being allowed to burn itself out. The 50 men sent to reenforce the fire fighters from Denver will remain at the fire until it i is comoletelv "extinguished. Suspicion has been aroused that the j fires were started by settlers in , the ! vicinity of the burned district. The names of two men suspected are known to M. IX McEniry, chief or tne Colo rado division of the United States land office, but he has refused to disclose them. This theory was strengthened today when rangers discovered a fresh firs 'which had broken out In a section ! they Lad just patroled. The rangers are confident this fire must nave Deen of incendiary origin. HeSBSdies iRE TAKEN FROM MINE Many Other Men Still Miss - ing Identification Be coming Impossible. Starkville, Colo., Oct. 14. The bodies of four more victims of the Starkville mine explosion were brought to the surface shortly after last midnight. It Is possible to identify only one of them. Twenty-two bodies have been burled or are in the morgue, four more have been located and 29 still are missing. Rescue parties are now directing their efforts toward the remote parts of the mine where, it is believed, the bodies of most of the victims will be found. The bodies now being brougnt from the mine are in an advanced state of decomposition and chances of iden tification are growing less ROOSEVELT ,OPENS NEW YOiK FIGHT Denounces State Democracy. Fight for the People Is to Continue. Dunkirk, N. Y., Oct. 14. "Wall street and Tammany hall have struck hands," said Theodore Roosevelt, when" " he opened the campaign for the Republi can state ticket here this ' afternoon. He denounced the New York state De mocracy with great emphasis. "We are fighting for the rule of the people against the most shameless combination of croolced politics and crooked finance our s.tate has seen since Tweed was driven from 'power," he declared. GOVERNOR GOES TO DALLAS TO OPEN THE STATE FAIR Austin, Tex., Oct. 14. Governor Campbell, , accompanied by adjutant general Newton and others, left for Dallas at 1 o'clock this afternoon, where he will open the state fair to morrow. The governor's condition is improved. WHERE IS J. F. CALLIAN? Juarez police are looking for a J. F. Callian, but not because he has done anything wrong. .'Commandant of po lice Ponce de' Leon has received a tele gram for a man of that name, and no body seems to know any such person Reading a novel in the candy booth of the "ten twentv thirt", playhouse, Marie Coronado paused long enough to assure the questioner that sne was verymuch in earnest about the baby. She said that the child was being cared for by the family of the little maid who helps her into her dancing clothes. Can't Give Her Good Home. "I can not give her a very good home now," said she who dances she is Very young. "Perhaps I can do better later on,'' when I have a home of my own." Such is further proof that the heart of woman is quite the same before the hearthstone or the footlights, that baby's eyes will never fail in conquest of a home. Leech Undergoes Three Hour Grueling Examination and Pleads 'Many Defences Mrs. Leech Follows Hus band on Stand and Reports Conversation With Kohlberg Many Character Witnesses , Appear For Leech Friday Trial May Close Saturday. - District attorney Hovte: "You J are not vtorried a bit over the fact that you killed a man?" J Defendant, John Leech j "Not J the least hit In the world." ! District attorney Howe: "When J I you savr the two Koblbergs l coming toward you, did you fire t t to stop them?" J J Defendant, John Leech: "No; I fired to kill Ernest Kohlberg". ! Thursday's Testimony. - . . An objection on the part of the at torneys for the defence in the case of John Leech, being tried in the 34th district court, before special judge Patrick H. Clarke on the charge of murder, brought the trial to a sudden stop at 11 o'clock Friday morning and the machinery of the law was at a standstill until adjournment was takea at noon until 2 o'clock in the after noon. It was when F. B. Simmons, an un dertaker and a witness for the defence, was testifying, that the cog slipped. Replying to a question on direct ex amination, Simmons stated: "I have known Leech for about 18 years and his reputation prior to the homicide was good." "We pass the witness," said attor ney Wharton, of the defence. "Do you know Kohlberg's charac ter?" was the question shot at the wit ness by district attorney Howe. "We object," chorused attorneys Wharton and Gardner, of the defence. Legal Question Involved. The ground of objection on the part of the defendant's attorneys was that under the state statutes the reputa tion of the deceased may not be proved in the first instance by the state, un less the defence has proved threats on the part of the deceased against the defendant. Judge Falvey, counsel for the state, contended that the courts of the state have held that an assault amounts to a threat, and that Inasmuch as Leech had testified on direct examination that E. Kohlberg and Walter Kohl berg had rushed upon him from the rear of the Kohlberg store, an assault had been made and that the state therefore had a right to prove the character of the deceased by the wit ness on the stand. Long Recess Is Taken. Court recessed while the point was being investigated by the court, and at noon, judge Clarke announced an adjournment until 2 o'clock in the af ternoon. F. B. Simmons, the witness who was on the stand when the trial t was ab ruptly stopped, was excused for the time being. The audience in the court room con tinues to, be made up largely of men, though there were a few new fall hats seen here and there in the crowd of the curious. During the hour recess Fri day morning. Leech talked to- his little daughter, who sat inside the railing. Trial 3Iay Close Saturday. The introduction of all the direct testimony and that of the state and defence in rebuttal may be closed Sat urday, as the defence Friday morning beVan the introduction of character witnesses for Leech. The state will have considerable evidence in rebuttal, it is said, but it is thought the case will be completed and the arguments by the attorneys completed by Satur day night. Many Character AVItnesses. Testimony as to the character and general reputation of Leech comprised the court proceedings in the trial of the case Friday morning until district attorney Howe attempted to produce -testimonj as to the character and gen eral reputation of Mr. Kohlberg. This occurred at 11 o'clock and a recess was taken and the jury excused while the disputed point was considered. The first witness on the stand was Harry Vizard, a secondhand dealer, who stated that he had known Leech for five or six years and that his rep utation in the community in which he lived was good prior to the homicide, on June 17. Old Resident Testifies. James M. Smith, for 21 years a resi dent of El Paso and for 12 years a United States government customs in spector, -was the next witness. He re ferred to Leech as Johnny Leech, but stated he did not know Leech's gen eral reputation. He was excused. W. X. Elliott, the policeman who tes tified in behalf of Leech Thursday af I CHARLTON RETURNED TO ITALY New York, N. Y., Oct. 14. Porter Charlton, ,tbe confessed nifurderer of his wjfe, Mrs. Mary Scott Castle Charl ton, was today ordered turned over to the federal autnorlties, in proceedings ternoon, was called -as the third char acter witness and ha testified Leech's reputation on South El Paso street, El liott's beat, was good, so far as he knew. M. ,H. Filey, 810 North Virgina, and an inspector for the street railway company, testified he had known Leech, for 18 years: that he had roomed with, him for several years and that he be longed to the same order and that his reputation was considered good. Prospector Khoyts Leech. Frank Scotten, who has lived in El Paso since 1880 and has been in the' saloon business, stated, in reference to. Leech: "He is a square and upright man, so far as I know." Mr2Scotten also stated that "he and Leech, while, prospecting in Mexico, - almost starved and that he felt very friendly toward , Leech. J. B. Sanburn, a retired groceryman, who formerly conducted a store at 415 North Stanton, stated that Leech at one time conducted a secondhand store next door tp his establishment and that Leech's reputation was good ,Jno. C. Morris, 629 Gladstone street, a meat dealer, stated he had known Leech for 22 years and that he knew his reputation to be good. Charles C. Pollock, 1119 Boulevard, a tobacco dealer, but a former railroad man, stated: "I have known Leech for nine years.. I do not belong to any or ganization of which Leech is a mem ber. I never heard anything against him." ' Railway Conductor on Stand. W. P. Ennis, of Clint, a former G. H. conductor, stated he hacL known- Leech 20 or 22 years ago as a railroad man; that he was very well acquainted with Leech and that his reputation prior to the homicide, on June 17, "was good, so far as I know." G. H. Wheeler, also of Clint, was the next witness. He stated that he had resided in El Paso for nine an,d a half years before going to Clint, during which time he was a railroad conduc tor; that he had known Leech the greater part of the time and that his reputation was good. T. J .Sullivan, of El Paso, also a railroad conductor, stated he had been acquainted with Leech for a number of years and that his reputation previous to the homicide, on June 17, was good. C. L. Ervin, for 14 years a resident of El Paso, and a furniture dealer, stated he had known Leech, for seven. or eight years, and that his reputation was good. Among "others who testified as char acter witnesses for Leech was A. A. Howard. Testimony of Leecfe. Continuing his -testimony Thursday afternoon Leech said: "The only remark he (Kohlberg) made was a Temark to Walter In a language that I did not understand. It was not Mexican and It was not English. He said to me, "Damn you, and damn your wife," and I says, MDanm you. too," and pulled. They did not know I 'nad a gun unjtil I got as far as from me to you to them. I cannot de scribe my feelings; I haTe no idea now I felt. There iyas a feeling running through me and 1 could not tell what! it was. When I saw two men coming towards me, old man Kohlberg had something In his hand and both rushed: at me in such a way that I feared they would do me bodily harm." Leech was asked what his intentions were when he went to Kohlberg's store. Went for a Settlement. "I intended to make a settlement." he replied. "It was not altogether the matter of rent that I went there to see about, and if he had denied that con cerning my wife, I think we could have straightened it out. I desired to stay at the hotel. As soon as they found out I was making ,money they wanted to close me out. When I went to the store and they used me with such contempt something had to be done one way or the other for treating me and my wife as he did. Kohlberg was trying to break up my home and my wife. I love my wife and my chil dren, and when a man treats me with the contempt Ernest Kohlberg did, either I'll get him or he will get me. That was the feeling that I had before the shooting was done. Ernest Kohlberg and Wal ter Kohlberg said something in the back of the store and rushed at me. It was semi-dark in the store and 1 could not see plainly. I was discharged from t.ie engineering corps of the army because my eyesight was defective. I can see white and black, but I cannot tell whether you have a mustache or (Continued on next page.) MAY BE which have been instituted for his ex tradition to Italy. Judge Blair of the New Jersey supreme court, declined to release Charlton, and issued -an order for him to be placed in charge of the federal officials.