El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Friday, December 10, 1920 Page: 2 of 20
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EL PASO HERALD
EL PASO MAY
Tuere is a possibility that the
i hicago Grand Opera company will
. e brought to El Puo this season for
a sor:es of popular presentations
i h-e manager. James Collins has been
El Paso to discuss the project with
."anis G- McNary and other inter-
red persona and will return short-
)v TMth a booking' agent to investi-
gate the possibilities.
The company must be guaranteed
JjT 500 for three performances.
"I believe El Paso would support
this project and turn out In great
rumbers to hear the operas. If there
is any difficulty It will be In finding
a grosu of persons willing to guar-
antee the necessary sum aald Air.
The Chicago Grand Opera company
features several stars at each per-
formance. It will come to El Paso
i r at all. oc Its way from Dallas to
It is probable the stage being con-
structed for the San Carlo company
xvouJd be adequate for the needs of
'he Chicago company according to
Mr McNary. who said this and other
problems would be discussed upon the
return of the manager and the book-
Watekes Repaired ltw.
All makes even the smallest.
Marria A ssw 214 E. San Antoulo.-Adv.
Girts! Make beauty lotion for
t few cents Try Hi
Sqaeese the jnlce or two limou rate
a botne containing. ur ounces 01
orchard white shaks well and Tea
diave a quarter pint or the beat ireeKb
and tan lotion and complexion bean
tlfir. at very rery email cost.
Tour grocer ha the lemon and an
rim? utare or toilet counter will ran-
plr three ounces of orchard white for
a lew cents. Massage una awewv
fragrant lotion Into the face neck
sit-tt.. sni9 hands each da and see bow
freckles and blemishes disappear and
how clear son and roar-white ue
akin becomes. Tea! It Is harmless
jd nerer Irritates. Adr.
Three Drops Skmek Thtm Up So
Yon Cut Lift Ilea Off
Thirty seconds after you touch tit
corn with this liquid corn rooer
jabbing- stabbing pain of it stops
for all t'ire.
ROOT AND FALL
ON NEW REGIME
Washington D. C Dec. 10. Specu-
lation regarding the probable attitude
of the Harding administration toward
a peace concord of nations has been
revived by a long conference between
Elihu Root and senator Fall of New
Mexico. Tne latter is regard ed a:
close in the confidence of president
elect Hardinir and Mr Hoot was
member of the committee which un-
der the direction of the league of na
tions drafted plans lor an interna-
tional h'-rh court of iustice.
Mr. Root spent five hours In con-
ference with senator Pall but it was
denied that the peace policies.; of the
next administration were discussed.
"We did not mention or discuss 'any
possible plan of American action
either as to the present leajnie of na
tions or any other association or or
ganization ior worm peace saia sen-
ator Fall after the conference.
"AS far as I am concerned." senator
Fail added "my opinion is that we
are out of the present league of na
Senator Fall further asserted that
his conference with Mr. Root was only
one such as they were in the custom
of holding when occasion afforded.
Ha added however that they dis-
cussed Mr. Root's work abroad in
connection with the international
court and other operations of the
league of nations.
Mr. Root was here to attend a meet-
ing of 36 officials of the Roosevelt
Memorial association and the Carne-
gie institute of which he is a mem-
ber. He did not visit any other senator
while at the capital but It was said
he plans to sec other Hepublican
leaders before leaving Washington.
GERMANS HJBIaD AT BORDER.
lAredo Tex Dec 10. Six Ger- ;
mans one a woman vera held today
for investigation following- their ar-rest-
while attempting; to enter the
United States from Mexico. All were
well dressed and had ample funds I
rhieaBO. IU Dec. Id. Clrenit 1nd
Baldwin today sustained the probate
court's refusal lo admit to probate
the ellea-ed second will of James C.
Kins; millionaire lumberman. The
first will as probated left between
J3.006.00 and tS.000.000 to the James
C. Kingr Home for Aged Men which
King; founded. The original decision
branded the second will a forgery.
Ga&ton C. Means of New Yerk and
Concord. N. C business manager for
Mrs. Mande King the widow who
was mysteriously shot to death near
concord August za hit. claimed to
have found the second will about five
weeks before the show Ing. although
It nas not orrereo. tor pronate uniu
about fhre weeks before the shoot-
ing. Means was tried and acquitted
of the charge of murder.
TMtlnAnr In the case was devel
oped to the effect that Means had
worked for Capt- Boy-Ed. representa-
tive of the German government prior
to the entrance of the United States
into tbe war: that Mrs. King naa
said blackmail of $20000 and $10060
to two women who claimed to know
events In her life before she married
King In 1S01 when he was 73 years
old. and that Means had a contract hy
which Mrs. King was to give him 11.-
090.000 should the second will be held
The original will was executed be-
fore the millionaire's marriage but
bv agreements and settlements Mrs
King received nearly $1000000. vir-
tually all of which she-had spent be-
fore her death.
Lau) Becomes In Force
Sacramento. Calif Dec. 18- For-
mni nntic that California antlalien
land leasing law. enacted by popular
vote at the last election oecame ei-r-fiv.
tada.v. has been telesrrashed
by Gov. Stephens today to acting sec-
retary of state Davis.
RICH OIL LAND
Austin. Texas Dec. 10 Attorney
general C. M. Cureton and assistant
attorney general a Wv Taylor have
gono to Washington in connection
with the submissior on oral anrument
Ltbe boundary suit between Texas and
UKianoma. to be presented to the su-
preme court of the United States on
Texas contends that the true boun-
dary between these two states is
situated In the middle of Red River
and not on the south bank as claimed
hv Oklahoma. T. W. Gregory former
United States attorney general and
judge R. H. Ward of Wichita Falls
will join the two state officials at
Washington and will assist in the sub-
mission of the esse.
Before leaving general Cureton said
he did not anticipate a decision in the
case until early next year.
There Is upward of $5000000 oil
land Involved in this litigation. i
MOB LYNCHES THREE
FOR MURDER OF OFFICERS
CoBtfBoer rrnm page 1.)
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(.Continued from Dace 1.)
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The jieH and ricWss of ni3k depends
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offsets HswfHid winter cqs&mcs.
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Get a package from jroo dealer today.
kept under ffuard. others of the mob
took out tne tnree men.
Take Weanded Prlsmer.
Boyd they found lying in a down-
stairs cell wounded from a shot fired
by detective Jackson before the lat-
ter died last Sunday. Fltts and Val-
ento were taken from upstairs cells.
Three doors were between them and
the mob. The men were rushed to the
waiting; machlnea. The leader of the
mob ordered: "Get ready."
Engines were started and at a nod
from the leader the line of cars
moved away from the jail toward
The tree had been selected earlier.
Over one limb hunx three ropes and
at the end of each was a noose tied
with the "hangman's knot" that fits
behind the left ear of Its victim.
Three of the automobiles were
drawn no so am to direct their llchts
on the tree. Another cordon of
armed guards was thrown around the
scene to prevent interference.
Boyd was taken from the machine
he was In. He had come thus far
silently and without a struggle. Now
he made no comment. Valento had
expostulated but not vehemently
Fltts. who was born and reared tn
Santa Boss protested and fought to
escape his fats. He was ganred with
a towel before the party left the Jail
to stifle his voice.
"Take Tear Medtdse."
Take year medicine" he Is said to
have been told.
When taken from their cells none
of the three wore more than under-
clothing. Their union suits were
their death garb-
The nooses were slipped over the
heads of the trio and they were pulled
up simultaneously. Boyd was hanged
nearest the tree. His arms were tied
above the elbows.
Pitts swung In the next position.
His feet and arms were tied. Valento
was fartherest from the tree trunk
with only his feet tied.
A few) I eet away was eania Aowia
monument to its war hsroes.
Not half an hour was used by the
mob in completing its work.
Alter tne Banging its nenoer.
-st sited in the rain for perhaps fifteen
mlnntes to be certain Its task was
thoroughly done watching the bodies
swing in the breeze.
Satisfied the mob moved away and
In its place came tbe townspeople
first by scores and then la swarms.
mfli htmdreds were present to
the grin evidence of the first triple
lynching tn modern western history.
Until nearly three ocloek the bodies
xnng from tne umo. ji was a weinx
ntotmw Automobile lhrhts were all
about and cast alternate splotches of
brightness and gloom over tne ceme-
tery with its new dead and Its old.
Rain dripped through the oak leaves
onto tne oooies.
Wmmb PtIhbh Taeftararbed.
Dorothy Qninlan. of San Francisco
oomnanlon of Valento a witness to
th. kiiitncr of the three peace of
fleers and held as a witness tn the
Jail slept through the latest eh pter
of the drama. A reporter waked her
after it was over.
Sheriff Boyes was told by members
of the mob that It wsa friendly to
him. wialMd to do him no harm and in
fact sought to make such an example
of the prisoners that no one ever
would treat him. Boyes as Petray
had been treated.
Only five minutes wss consumed by
the mob at the JsiL Fifteen more at
the most and the men had been
hanred. Within half an hour the
mob disappeared into the darkness
whenos it came.
Officials said none had been identi
fled. Petaluma and other adjacent
towns later reported that a series of
aatcnobiles bad passed tnrougn in
tne direction of Santa Rosa before the
Boyes early last evening received a
telephone message to the effect he
"had better be at the cemetery at half
past twelve as something was going
Boyes said he thought It was a hoax
or ruse and so went to his offices
of the family took dinner together
Ifrnh.r Vet In Ifert Wertn.
J. B. Smith denied a report from
Fort Worth that his father had been
in Fort Worth to coaler wttn attor-
neys. When asked whether the man
there was a representative of the
family he smiled and remarked
"Well. It may be."
Young Smith reiterated that
neither he nor his mother and father.
Hr. and Mrs. J. U Smith. 111J East
San Antonio street know anything
of the whereabouts of tbe woman.
"I was In school at Illinois uni-
versity when I received a telegram
from my parents here telling roe to
Join them here" said air. Smith. "I
did not know of this affair until I
reached Kansas City and read of it in
the papers. I came on to a ra snore
got the car and drove out here.
Knows ZVotklnK of Case.
"I would give anything to be with
mv sister." he said. "V cant say any
thing about the matter because I do
not know anything about it. I only
know that Clara has our complete
trust and that we ar. confident aae
is innocent. I wish everybody could
meet her and see what a fine woman
she Is. She is clever and Intelligent.
That is snown oy uie way in wnica
she is keeping to herself though the
whole country is searching for her.
"The story that she was inter-
viewed near San Antonio by a news-
paper reporter la a contemptible lie.
It Is also untrue that I arrived here
last Sunday and removed a trnnk
from this address. I was here several
days before Sunday.
"We hear that Caiara is In Juarez
but we also hear that she is in Can-
ada and many other parts of the con-
tinent." Visited by Slsfer.
His sister vlsltsd him at college
about two months and a halt ago ac-
cording to Mr. Smith who is a sopho-
mnM .nit M.mh.. a h. Ol. I
Jpha fraternity there.
-we aon't even know tnat Clara
wrote that diary they are publish-
ing." he said. "I shouldn't be sur-
prised It some of it la hers but I am
almost confident from what I know
of her that much of it that Is so sen-
sational has been aided by outside
persons who think to make it more
WE ARE TAKING
A FALL OUT
OF SHOE PRICES
We are selling shoes for less money right now than you can buy
shoes in most places for next year. We are talcing our loss now
Yon get the Immediate benefit.
(1L00 Ladies' Fine Dress Lace Boot is
brown aid leather with Cn- t( AR
baa bed. Big bargain at. . . ipO.ftO
en's Drees Shoe in black gun
Bngliab. or iHucner
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Sizes 12 to 2. Extra dn qj;
iOM Boys' Army Shoe solid leather
strong and durable. Sixes CtQ QC
2 tott Erta8pedal....ipO.70
12J Ladies' Kae Dress Shoe fine kid
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THE WHITE BOOTERY
Cor. San Antonio and Stanton.
Mall Orders Promptly Filled.
Any Woman can Dye now
lnterestlnsr to the readina- nubile.
The Jackie referred to in the diary
is the son of my other married sis-
ter. "Wherever Clara is her family Is
Ardmore. Okla Dec 10. Officials
prosecuting the search for Miss Clara
Smith sought on a charge of murder
in connection with the shooting of
Jake I Hamon oil magnate and Re-
publican national committeeman here
today had before them press dis-
patches from Fort Worth. Tex. stat-
ing that according to information
there the yoong woman was en route
to an interior Texas city to confer
with attorneys preparatory to sur-
rendering'. The Fort Worth information waa
that she bad crossed to the Amarican
side at El Pasow and that shs had
not been arrested up to late yester-
day. Ketch Succeeds Hamea.
Fort Worth. Tex. Dec. 10. At a
meeting of the directors of the
Wichita Falls Banger and Fort
Worth ra(lrn.H tn w.mm. t l.
Ketch of Ardmore administrator of
the Jake L. Hamon estate was
ejected president to succeed Hamon.
Ketch has been vicenresident. '
n tne jaa building and called four
deputies there. He tried to call others
Inter but discovered the telephone
sc w mra cut. xnen tne masked
Dsnee in Progress.
Only two blocks from the Jail a
dance attended sjrlNor W persons
was In progress at the Masonic
Temple. It and other social gather-
ings were not interrupted. As the
automobiles esVthe mob moved toward
r the merry makers were
Each Daeksxe of "Diamond Dyes"
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If HUN'i-a BXLYE fans la tbe
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ltchlnx skin dlseuea Fries
Ac at cms rUU. or direct trea
l.Ltkiiri lids uJra.Tn
.ordeli LI rue (omDanr.
last breaking; up their evening's en-
tertainment. The death machines
moved through the street unmolested.
Coroner Frank H. Phillips of Petal-
uma was notified of the lynching. Be-
fore ocloek he arrived at the scene
with deputy Frank Welti and cut
down the bodies which were removed
to the morgue.
Sheriff Bores had arrrred aariw
The crowd about the corpses pleaded
wuu sum to lex ue oooies nang. He
was forced he said to await the
coroner. At the same time some one
In the crowd pleaded to be given bits
of the ropes "as souvenirs." '
There waa no svntnatbv .xnreased i
for the canasters br any one in Santa !
Rosa. Sheriff Petray was one of the j
best liked officers ever to serve the
county. All the men hanged had
prison records in tabs state and Fltts I
also in Washington. j
Last Sunday afternoon and night i
after the mea first were arrested. I
JafL and cried for the death of the
three. Several attempts were made
then to storm the nil. One
broken up by officers and another
failed when the widow of tbe slain
sheriff appealed to friends not to
countenance mob violence.
In the mob were nersons from San
Francisco Besldsbnrg.'etaloma aad
other cities and towns according to
coroner .Frank H. Phillips who came
here early today to cut down the
Sheriff John Boyes thus described
tne coming ox tne anon:
"Several of the lynchers rushed
Into my office and with guns leveled
at me commanded me to put up ray
hands. . I started to talk with the
Howled Him Down.
Trner bowled me down and one
man stack a vicious looking revolver
in my stomach. Others pushed me
back into a chair held my arms in
the sir aad went through my pock
ets. My revolver was taken from
me and so was the mastur key to the
I have been tauna tne precau
tion every night to take up all the
cell keys from my deputies and se-
"After the group. wMch had sur-
rounded me. had taken my gun and
my master key they marched me Into
my back office. There I again tried
to appeal to them not to carry out
their plans. One of them raised his
hand toward the draped photograph
of James Petray (the dead sheriff)
which hung there turned to his com-
panions and said:
sojl aw i tnat enousn.
Ti'arnlnfc to Others
-With one voice the men In the
room answered: Tea."
" 'Sheriff we're your friends. We
don't want to do yon any harm but
we're also tne rnenas ei Jin retray.
who waa your friend too. And we're
going to take care of these men so
tnatyXneir una win Know usucr iiuui
to try to do to you what they did to
This statement was Issued by dis-
trict attorney George W. Hoyle of
Santa Bona in connection with this
"The lawlessness of this thing ap-
palls me. It now will be my duty as
district attorn ey-to determine if pos-
sible who is responsible for this law-
Story Of Outraxes.
San Francisco Calif.. Dec. 10. Six
men have died as a result of gangster
outrages on women here prise fight-
ing has come under tbe ban in Cali-
fornia cities and a round up of crim-
inals and vagrants throughout the
state has begun.
The outrages of the gang came to
public notice Thanksgiving day when
two young women reported they had
been attacked by nine men in a e-hack.
Fne arrests were made- and the
men row are awaitiig trial here.
Two of the prisoners are Edward
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Americas Patrol Xylophone Solo George Hsnahoa Green
Intermezzo Rasae Xylophone Solo George Green
RomoU HawaSsn Guitar Duet Ferara and Franduni
Honohxht Bay Hawaiian Guitar Duet Feren aad FranrHrni
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Store JiV 2 at 800 Sm Axtooio St
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(Knockout) KruToeky and Edmond
(Spud) Mnrphy. prise fighters.
Shortly after the attack in the
shack waa reported two other young
women told the poUeo they also had
been attacked In the aame house
which waa ordered dosed. Ttte five
men under arrest are beizts; held on
bonds of $140000 each.
The men who were lynched today
were identified by three of the srirla
aa having: either been In the shack
when they were attacked or as having
participated In the attack.
Bubonic Plague Found
In 12 Brazilian States
Uio de Janeiro. Braxil. Dec 10.
Bubonic plajrue has been discovered
in three states in the north of Brazil.
Alagaos. Rio Grande do Norte and
Oara according to official reports
Offers of a55istance by the federal
go eminent hare been accepted by
the state government
Minister of justice Pinto bas au-
thorized Dr. Carlos Chagad. director
of the national health department to
orjrantz1 medical commissions which
will Mt th affected statts In eiad-
.catin th 'Msease.
I Reduced Cost of Operation 1
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