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EI Paso's Rapid Growth
Official United States Census. Population 1010 39,270 Population 1000 15,000 Population 1800 -..10,33S EI Paso, Texas, Saturday Evening November 12, 1910-26 Pages SUSPICIOUS WOMAN IN CANADA K ILLINOIS W If Cold Water Delegates Hold Balance of Power in the State Legislature. MONTANA MAY BE DEMOCRATIC STATE Chicago, 111., Nov. 12. Prohibition ists and independents may hold the balance of power in the lower house of the next legislature, which meets January, next. According1 to incom plete returns, neither Republicans nor Democratic will have a constitutional majority of 77 in the house, and two prohibitionists and two independents roaj dictate who shall be speaker. Massachusetts Recounting-. Boston, Mass., Nov. 12. Recounts in many of the districts where Tuesday's election left only a narrow margin be tween opposing candidates will begin next week. Interest centers in the fourth and. 14 th congressional- dis tricts. In the former William P. Wilder, Republican, is apparently elected foi both the short and the. long terms by 23 and 142 votes, respectively, over John J. Mitchell, his Democratic oppo nent. In the 14 th district the first returns show a margin of 72 votes in favor of Robert O. Harris, Republican, over Thomas C. Thatcher, Democrat. Montana Look: Democratic Helena, Mont., Nov. 12. With both parties claiming control of the legisla ture, partisan feeling is beginning to run high, owing to the closeness of the rei-ult in many counties. United States senator Thomas H. r .- tr-VkAco cmrocOT" will Yi cllOSGH by the next legislature, said tonight: j 4 1 do not care to go into details, out vou can quote me as saying that the legislature will be Republican on joint ballot." Neve Hampshire. Concord. N. H., Nov. 12. Complete unofficial returns of the vote for mem bers of the legislature show that the state senatgwill consist of 1C Republi cans and eight Democrats, as against 20 Republicans and four Democrats two years ago. In the house of representatives this year 223 Republicans and 166 Demo crats have been elected. West Virginia. Elkins, W. Va., Nov. 12. The politi cal overthrow by which the West Vir ginia legislature becomes Democratic lias led to statewide speculation as to a candidate to succeed Nathan B. Scott, Republican, in the United States sen ate. It led to the announcement that nenry G. Davis, the Democratic candi date for vice president in 1904, has en tered the contest- There are other prospective candidates under discussion- Alix, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 12. -Great excitement has been caused here by the report that a woman who arrived In town Wednesday is Belle Elmore Crippcn, for whose supposed death Dr. Hawiey Crippen Is under sen tence to he hanged in London, November 23. After the womaii alighted from the train Wednesday, she went to a livery barn and ordered a team of horses, saying: she would send them back next day by a friend. The horses were returned by a farmer. AVhile the wo man was waiting for the horses the Crippen case was being: discussed' by a group of men. One remarked: "I guess they will make old Dr. Crippcn squawk over in London." On hearing: this, thu woman fainted. Later, while in a store, the woman was eagerly reading: a number of newspapers and again fainted on read - Ing: something: concerning: the case. The police have her under surveillance and she may be arrested today- V f "" " " Count Tolstoi Disappears; Wife Tries DLiiciCie oy LJrownmsr Ihrough lc - r --.------------------ ft ' ' ' -d r i i ' n i i i i ii ,, , The Toyah Oil and Pipe Co., Has Abundant Capital Be hind It. WILL SHIP OIL TO EL PASO AND MINES SUFFRAGE IS LOST IN ARIZONA FIG-HT Phoenix, Arizonp. Nov. 12. Af ter three hours devoted to oratory on the woman suffrage question, the constitutional convention administered a decisive blow to the "votes for wom- er" movement by defeating the Con- yielly proposition, 15 to 28 The suffragists have maintained a lobby at the convention ever since the first day and, although it was known a week ago that the elections com mittee would make an unfavorable re port, they have waged a persistent campaign, concentrating recent efforts to obtaining the passage of the Con nelly measure, which would haYe made it mandatory on the part of the first legislature to call' a special election at which men and women would have voted on the questjn. The "question of separate submission at the convention to ratify the consti tution still remains, but suffrage lead ers have not lost interest, holding the? can get submission at any time by the initiative. -T,.HI. -,. w r".U$ CHAH3MS. IIAUATtA. COUNT TOLSTOI AND WIPE. St Petersburg, Russia, Nov. 12. A private message from Tula says the countess Leo Tolstoi twice attempted to commit suicide today by drowning; herself through a hole in the fee. This follows the disappearance of her husband, the noted writer and social reformer. , 4 The -Novoe Vremya lias received the following: telegram from Tula signed vby,priuce Demitry Obolonski: "Count Leo Tolstoi left Yasnaya Polina on the morning: of October 10 (?) accompanied by a physician, anil neither has been heard1 from since. "The countess "is "in despair. In a letter to his wife, Tolstoi says he has decided to spend his remaining days in solitary retirement." . , - A ' - ' The last neys concerning count Tolstoi, on October IS, last, said, he'hafl- suffered several fainting spells that day and for several hours was incon;cIoun. In the evening, however, his condition was somewhat improved. ' s Tolstoi celebrated his S2nd birhday anniversary last August. GLAYNGR TIRES OF STRIKERS' TACTICS River Rhine Rising. Cologne. Germany, Nov. 12. The river Rhine here is 17 feet above its mean low level tonight and is still rising. Mannheim reports the river 18 feet and Moselle 22 3-4 feet. At Metze the river Is the highest it has been for years. The lower parts of that city are flooded, as are those of several towns below Metze. They Turn Down Agreement Once Made; He Says Strike Will Be - - Broken. New York, Nov. 12? The striking express drivers and helpers of Jersey City nullified the agreement reached between the New York strikers and the fire transcontinental companies. The - agreement was conditioned upon the consent of the Jersey men to re turn to work. They have refused. The situation now reverts to the po sition it occupied before mayor Gaynor took a hand, with this exception, that the mayor is angry and resolved to temporize no longer. "They can reject the agreement if they want to," he said, ' "but I beg to say that a committee of their own se lection came to me voluntarily, with no request of mine and made an hon orable agreement- If the men reject that agreement, I shall teach thein that express wagons can. be run with out their help, even if w'e have to man every one of them with policemen. SEVERAL INJURED IN AUTO RACE Bruce Brown Wins Grand Prize Event on Savan nah Track. Savannah, Ga., Nov. 11. Bruce Brown won the grand prize; Hemery,' second; BurmaH, third. ; Toyah, 'Texas, Nov.' 12. The enter ing of two new operating oil companies into the Toyah field has given the oil business a decided boom. The Toyah Oil and Pipe Line company composed of Midland and Toyah capitalists with a capital stock of $25,000. has been incorporated and will begin active oper ations in the Toyah field at once, the promoters say. The other company is known as the Lone StarGa-s company, or the Corsicana Petroleum company, which is reported to be a branch of the Standard. This company has located its derricks ten miles north of Toyah and the rigs are being built and the well boring machinery installed. "Wealthy MeH in Toyah Co. - The-Toyah-OU arid Pipe Line company is composed of wealthy cattle and sheep men and bankers of west Texas. They mean business and the advent of the new company in the field -here means the Immediate development of the oil field surrounding Toj-ah at once. The new oil men say that there will be none of the secret operation busi ness about their work. They have all the land they want and are willinjr that i everything they do shall be known to tne public. They have capital suffi cient to sink a well to China, if they wished to, the men say, and they are determined to develop the Toyah field to make it a producing oil section. The new company has three loca tions, al northwest of Toyah and south west of the Texas company's field of operations. A pipe line will be con- MYSTERIOUS POISON IS KILLING MANY CA TTLE Lai Cruces, N. 31., Nov. 12. Reports from the Pecos valley and from the range country near Silver City and Lake valley to the Agricultural college are to the effect that the cattle are dying In large numbers, and it Is thought that they have been poisoned either liy the water or by some plant which they mav have eaten. The chemistry department at the college is investigating the matter with a view to determining the source of the sickness and the elements In the plants or water which causes it. ' Assistant professor 31itchell of the chemistry department, and professor Simpson of the animal husbandry department, are contemplating a trip to "the ranges near Lake valley is order to make an exhaustive study of the plants and water, samples of which will he brought hack for chemical , analysis. RPHANAS YL UM BURNS BUT CHILDREN ESCAPE O New York, N. Y., Nov. 12. Three thousand boys and 1.1O0 girls, orphan In latcs of a Catholic protectory in the upper part of New York city, were (routed from their beds by a fire that destroyed the five story wing of the main building early today, entailing a loss of $150,000. Thanks to the discipline and conlsess of the 60 Christian brothers in charge of the Institution, there was no panic, and the shivering children went throagh the routine) fire drill like little soldiers, marchinrr out of ta buildings to the assembly hall. Savannah, Ga., Nov. 12. The grand prize of the automobile racing world was raced here today. Fifteen'drivers, noted the world over for their cold nerve and daring, were sent off at minute intervals, beginning at 3 o'clock, for a run of 415 miles, or 24 times around the course, for a prize of a $5000 gold cup and $4000 cash to the winner. ' Chevrolet, driving a Marquette Buick, was first off, with Mulford in a Lozier second, and Basle in a Pope Hartford third. Hemory was driving a Benz, one of the favorites, and Nazarro a Fiat, as were also Wagner and De Palma'. Chevrolet -twas first around the course, retaining the advantage of his start. He'made the lap in l minutes and 19 seconds. Hemory, going 72 miles an hour, was close behind. Hemory, with a great burst of sneed. took the lead in the second lap and EDITOR APPOINTED AS EXPECT VALUES TO REACH $30 0f)0 (KM) i structed fr the field to the railroad, JCWJ.ttA.a. ?OU,UUU,lAW should oil be struck- ir, Twiino. o,. ' 'Increase in El Paso Tax Values Does Not Include New Skyscrapers. Increases of property values in El Paso of more than $1,500,000, making tne total taxable ties and It will be shipped direct to El Paso and the mining sections of the southwest- Toynh Company Officers. The officers of the new Tovah Oil and Pipe Line company are: George D Elliott of Midland, Texas, president! 7.' -?rown. Midland, vice president; G. G. Nesbitt, Toyah. vice nrManf. t Wiley Taylor, Midland, secretary and "Wealth mnr thnti $30,000,000. is exnected tn ho shown by the compilation to the assessment I treasurer. The directors are: George upon the completion of the work of the board of appeals. The property, valuation in 1909 was $28,500,000. The $30,000,000 valuation represents but half the wealth of the city as the property is assessed at but approxi mately 50 percent of its real value. The $30,000,000 valuation includes the rendered tax roll of $25,500,000 and tliat the unrendered roll will make the total $30,000,000 is stated by city asses sor Behr. The taxable wealth in 1911 is ex pected to be much greater, as the many new buildings under construction in El Paso at present will be subject to taxes at that time. The city council sitting as a board of appeals. Is scheduled to hold its last meeting Mondajf, after which the prop erty values as determined, will be an nounced as a whole. D. Elliott, George Grav. .t wnT t,- lor Z. T. Brown, H. N. Garrett, all of Midland; G- G. Nesbitt, of Toyah, and W. H. Granam, of Fort Worth. Mr Graham is a practical oil well driller and will be in charge of the operations The list of stockholders includes W. B. Elkins, cashier and D. "W. Brunson president of the Midland National bank and TV. J. Moran, of Midland, who was appointed an inspector of the' Toyah oil field by the district court during a re cent trial. : : had the lead by a minute and a half on the fourth lap. Nazarro was sec ond. Wagner took the lead in the ninth lap, Hemory and Nazarro having tire troubles. Haupt, in a Benz car, took the lead in the 11th lap, going 75 miles an hour E. Haupt struck a. tree while round ing the turn on the 13th lap and the car overturned. Haupt was not seriously injurey but hi? mechanic, Fahyl, was taken to the hospital. Chevrolet went out of the race on the ninth lap with a broken shaft. "Wagner's car overturned on a sldd away road on the 17th lap. "Wagner and his mechanician, Louis Ferro were both badly hurt. JOHNNY EVERS TO COACH THE NAVY BALL TEA3I, Chicago, 111., Novr 12. Johnny Evers, the Chicago Nationals' crack second baseman, will coach the navy team at Annapolis next spring and will not join his team until June 1. His broken ankle, which has knit nicely, will bo taken out of its plaster cast tomor-row.. MINING MAN JAILED ON CHARGE OF FRAUD OPERATIONS St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 12. A capias for the arrest of Theo. E. Henderson, vice president of the Afterthought Copper company and the parent concern, the Great Western Gold company, was is sued today by the United States com missioner. Henderson is cnarged with a scheme to defraud. Receivership proceedings were brought against the Afterthought and Great "Western companies. UNITED STATES SENATOR Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 12. Governor Carroll today announced the appoint ment of Lafayette Young, editor of the Des Moines Capital, as United States ;senator to succeed the late senator Dolliver. HORSES DASH BEFORE TRAIN; MAN KILLED. Clarksville, Texas, Nov. 12. H. D. Beeman, aged 56, a farm er, was killed by a Texas & Pa cific freight train, two miles east of town today, when an en gine struck a carriage in which he was driving to the city. The horses became frightened and dashed in front of the locomo tive. One horse was killed. Beeman's head and legs were crushed. v l Mexico City, Mexico, Nov. 12. A dispatch today from Guadalajara, says that Carlos B. Carothers, Amer ican manager of the West End Realty company, last night fired into a crowd of anti-American rioters stoning his residence, killing -Jesus Loza, a f ourteenyearold boy, and -wounding Prudenta Chavez, a watchman. Carothers, the dispatch says, was taken from his home at midnight and placed in jail.: j. v v .. . ; ... ... , .;. v v v v v ACQUITTED OF MURDER AFTER SEVEN TRIALS. Abilene, Texas, Nov. 12. N. S. Lundy, charged with the murder of A. H. Anderson in Jones county six years ago, was acquitted by the verdict of the jury in the district court at Balrd this morning. Lundy was tried seven times on the same charge and was twice convicted of manslaugh ter. The case was tried in five different counties and the court of criminal appeals reversed the case twice. SPEAKERSHIP BOOM TO BE LAUNCHED AT BANQUET. t Laredo. Tex., Nov. 12. Juan Mar tinez, who tried to create a disturb ance here last night among Mexicans following riots in Mexico City, was San Antonio. Texas. Nov. 12. The nnrHd.ifv of Sam Bevburn of Bonham arrested and jailed, following which a for tEe speakership of the next house f large number crossed the river to New will De launcnea ton'gnt at a cumex ..-. ...c vi.o cAicircuteu no arranged by A. P. Barrett, formerly further trouble, but fear disturbances state senator, and Chester H. Terrell, in. Neir Laredo similar to those In C. P. American former member of the legislature frcm Bexar county. Members of the legis lature from all over the state have signified their intention of attending. HAVE TROUBLE GETTING FUNDS FOR THE SEMINARY. Houston, Texas, Nov. 12. When the Baptist general conference adjourned for two hours this afternoon only .uiaz yesterday, when the consulate was stoned. AMERICAN FLAG BURNED BY. GUADALAJARA RIOTERS uuaaaiajara, Mexico, Nov. 12. In course of the anti-American the demonstrations in this city an Amer ican flag was burned amid cries of "Death to the Gringoes." $3200 of the $5000 sought for the Bap- de property of Americans at tlst seminary at Fon Worth had been f S500Q " T e""f J? fort being made by the government authorities to preserve order, a snirxt renewed vio- raised, but it was expected the balance would be obtained. The morning was spent in routine work and business reports. me convention is uui '.' to conclude its work until Tuesday afternoon. WELL TO DO TEXAN ENDS HIS OWN LIFE. Tvler. Texas. Nov. 12. George Gardner, aged 31, ended his life this( morning at his home near this city Dy drinking the contents of a bottle which had contained carbolic acid. He was married and well to do and no cause is known for his suicide. He recently returned from a trip to New Orleans. Santa Fe, N M , Nov 12 After spending three hours in a debate over the leual significance of the word '-fix," the constitutional convention gave up in despair and referred it to the first state legislature to "fix" the pow ers and duties of the state board of equalization, which is to consist of the srovernor, secretary of state, treasurer, traveling auditor and attorney general. A limitation of 12 mills for the first two years and thereafter of 10 mills is placed upon the state tax rate, this not to Include the levy for the pay ment of the interest on the public debt. New -railroad, Irrigation works smelters, reduction works, susar fac tories and other industries are esnmpt from taxation for the first six years and a ?200 general exemption4 is granted all heads of families. The convention also disposed 'of public land matters in two brief para graphs, which are very liberal and which will not tie the hands of the new state, as under it a large part of 13,000,000 acres of siatc lauds can be sold If bujers are found for It at or above the minimum rates fixed by con gress . Today the contention disposed of the article on corporations, whleU leaves only the apportionment, miscellaneous provisions and the final re vision of the entire constitution as unfinished business. It is now certain that the convention will' adjourn next Saturday. of unrest prevails and violence is feared. Manuel Cuestra Gallardo, candidata for governor, is doing everything- pos sible in conjunction with the comman der of the federal troops to maintain peace. American consul Samuel Ma gill has been assured" by the author ities that there will be no further trouble. A high Iron fence surrounding tha Methodist missionary institute was torn down by thef mob and the win dows in the build'ng were smashed. Glass doors and windows in many homes of Americans were demolished. C. E. Meyers, of Joplin, Mo., 3nd PIERCE AND HIS PARTY UUI hunger ot loric. Pa., railroad SPEND THE DAY IN WACO ( empioj.es, were beaten and kicked oy Waco, Tex., Nov. 12. H. Clay Pierce, th St. Louis multimillionaire: S. W. Fordj-ce and C. W. Cahoon, of the Pierce-Fordyce Oil association, ac companied by Mrs. Pierce and Mrs. Bi;rrows, the latter a. daughter of Pierce, are spending the day hero. They will go to Dallas tonight. the rioters -but not seriously injured. MEXICAN CONSUL AT EAGLE PASS INVESTIGATES LYNCHING "Washington, D. C., Nov. 12. All possible assistance is being given tha. Mexican consul at Eagle Pass, who is Continued on Page Two.) MEXICAN MOB VICTIM NOT MEXICAN CITIZEN Fort Leavenv orth, Kan., Nov. 12. A wireless message relaticjr to the anti-American demonstrations Ih Mexico wa received at the goernmeat sta tion here last night. The spark was lost before the signature was seat, but the message is believed to have been sent by secretary of state Kaox to president Taft, who is en route to Paama. Other messages to the president have been caught here. The message believed to have been sent to Taft read: "Editors of incen diary papers villi be arrested. The embassy is vigorously protected. I am Informed on unquestionable authority that Anton Rodriguez was bora ia New Mexico and -was an American citizen." The lynching of Rodriguex In Texas was the reason for the anti-American riots in Mexico MEXICO MAY HAVE TO TAKE WATER. "Washington, D. C, Nov. 12. Little tfoubt Is entertained here that the wire less picked up at Fort Leavenworth last night relating to Rodriguez was from secretary of State Knox to president Taft. If its statements prove to be the case, the Mexican government will be obliged to withdraw its protest and de mand for reparation and it would leave the United States the aggrieved party in the rioting in Mexico. It Is expected at the .department of state that the investigation ot the lynching of Rodriguez now being conducted by governor Campbell, of Texas, and the Mexican consul of Eagle Pass will settle all doubts as to Rodriguez's nationality. The state department had no new details today of new Mexican disturbances.