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EL PASO HERALD
LOVE FOR HIS SWEETHEART
WHO JILTED HIM LEADS YOUTH
TO FACE TRIAL FOR MURDER
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otrange txve -urair in ot. Lxnus negun at me LaKe or ine . cmg the movement of radicals from
U. S. CHARGE
Waahinjrton. ZX C Dc 10. Charges
tnac loreiffn goTernmenM are cm an
Broken Heart" Ends in Grim Tragedy for Albert Scott
Ellis Soon to Be Tried for Killing His
Sweetheart With a Razor
ST. IXHJIS Mo. Dec 10 A hapless
youth confined in a cell In the city
jJl here is proving a strangre
problem to criminologist who are
studying' his case. I
H im Albert Scott Ellis. 21. con- j
fessed siftysr of his first sweetheart
Edna Ellis. 18 stenographer because
she persistently spurned his efforts to
effect a reconciliation after their
dance nail ana summer resort romance i
i. .a wu ttv. K.tl '
ner in which the rtrl was slashed to
death with a raior and the youth of '
her slayer nave mane tne case a sen-
sation in St- Louts police annals.
When one sits and talks with Ellis
in his cell in the Jail it Is difficult
to believe tha this Quiet sad-faced
youth could fcave committed such a
horrible crime as the one with wh'ch
ne is charged There Is nothing of the
hardened criminal or thug about him.
He Is not a tough or a gangster but
seemingly a normal youngrster with
a deep love for his home and his
mother and an overwhelming desre
to have her constantly with Mm.
Ellis is charged with and has cod-
fessed to the murder of his sweet
heart on the night of November 5.
They had quarrelled and when he
found that all he efforts to "make
up" were useless he waited for her
n-ar a vacant lot -she was m the habit
of passing c-n her way home from i
work in north St. Louis and slashed
T r throat with a razor Two days
later he was arrested and -when con-
fronted witif the evidence signea
( nnfMsion admittlne the crime.
Jt was in October 1918 that Ellis j
met his s-weet heart. He naa just
learned to dance and she was his first
I will never forget the date he
said In talking of his love affair
which has Terminated with such
Neither will he ever forget he de-
clared ths place Creve Coeur Ls.ke-
But EUls didn't know that Creve
Coeur Lake translated" means "lake
of the broken heart" or "lake of
sorrow." .It seems an ominous coin-
cidence that raauy of the romantic
evenings of these youthful lovers
should have been spent at the "lake
of the broken heart before their own
youthful hearts were broken by a
series of minor circumstances result-
ing In the breaking of their engage-
ment and that the final effort of the
outh to patch things up before the
tragic evening of November 5 should
ae been mads at the "Lake of 8or-
i everau wuu ucu iu aiuvpe 10 ine
1 United States' were made today by
representatives juiatson. Kepabucan.
Minnesota who opened debate in the
house on the Johnson bill placing a
I two year restriction on Immigration.
"Spain Is a seething buss of an-
archy" Mr. Kn-utson declared "apd
' jts government is dumping it on the
'1'nited States. We have more now
than we know what to do with. We
ought to deport them."
He added that if tonnage were
available from ten to fifteen million
Europeans would migrate to Ameri-
ca within a year.
An amendment to tbe pending im-
migration bill designed to safeguard
the existing agreement with Japan
rea-ardins; immigration from that
country was approved today by the '
nouse immigration committee cnair-
raan Johnson said the amendment
would not in any way let down the
bars against Japanese Immigrants.
Donations Total $11198
Donations for the bndg-et of the As
sociated Charities Friday totaled
i Lias according to secretary j. B.
The secretary reported the follow-
ing additional subscriptions:
Max Posener 30.60
George W. Solder . 12.00
George Mitchell 5.00
Dr. John C. Schnller 10.00
Mrs. Grace Worthington 5.00
Magnolia Bottling company . .K 20.00
Guarantee Shirt company 15.(e
The occasion of their meeting was
n church picnic at the resort and
Kills struck by Edna's beauty asked
lermlssion to dance with her.
"I fell In lore with her right away."
iie said. "I took all the rest of her
dances that evening took her home
and made as engagement to take her
to another dance. She became my
first 'steady girL She didn't go with
any other boys and X didn't go with
any other girls.
EUls wept while telling of his pro.
posal to Edna. "We talked about
cetilna- married." he said. "I v
boarding at her home. It was her
birthday September 28. 1919 after we
cam home from a aance. we l
ways went to danoes. We spent every
Sunday afternoon arc even in; danc-
ing and lots of week evenings. I sad
saved 111 and had boue-ht a little
diamond rinj? in a pawnshop. That
night 1 asked her point blank to
marry me. She said she would. 1 was
driving a truck and earning 14.05
per day. but soon After that my em-
ployer told me all the soldiers were
coming back from France making
labor cheaper and be would have to
reduce my wages to 115 a week. I
worked for a time tor this but I be-
gan getting in debt and soon owed
Sana's mother a board MIL"
Ellis worked around at different
jobs getting constantly deeper in
debt and "hard up" he said. Then
one day his mother went to Edna's
home seeking a little electric motor
which she said had disappeared from
her house. She thought Albert might
have taken K.
"Edna's mother thought I was a
thief and made me leave her house."
Ellis said. "She told me never to
come back and that she would rather
see Edna dead than married to m I
told her I Intended marrying Edna
anyway. The next day my parent
B. Blnmenthal ft Bros.
Shelton Payne Arms company
K. I. Burleson
Brandt's Silk Emporium
I A. Jj. Howard
Robert McCart Jr
J. r. Hughes
: A H Warren
tound the motor they suspected me of Walter Ki-hrf . . .
Bnt the incident had broken his r7 II Ci
courtship and try as he .might hte HerOta OlOTU aUSeS
Fweoinean reruseo to accept aim. r rt T "
W hen he Persisted in his effort he HdUTTl Uj Lost Grip
said he was told by friends that Edna I . - .
was Koine to have someone -tret him." i Within an hour after the loss of
anil h. wnrrl - ..-I. t. .1... biSQOD F. B. HOMM3 SHtCSe
he was afraid to stay out late or announced in the first edition of The
tmvAi Harv trct. Herald Thursday it had been
Finally he determined to see his i covered DV or. rouer swift pastor
former sweetheart once more. He
cannot explain why he carried the
razor but swears he had no Intention
of killing the girl he still madly loved.
Ellis hovered about the corner
v. here he knew sne would leave a
street car on her way home from work
about oclock. he said is his con-
fession. But she worked overtime
that night and did not start home
tmtil 9 octock. Some time between a
and 9 Ellis met her near a vacant lot
within a block and a half of her home.
"I told her I wanted to speak to
her" she said "but she ran across the
lot. I ran after her grabbed her by
the wrist and demanded that she ten
me who was going to 'get me. She
just answered "mind your business
and pushed me away with both "HT
I lost my temper and struck out with
Dotn ruts hlttlna- her in the htm
She reO down but got up and grabbed
me. Bomenow sne got nor hand on the
rasor in my vest pocket. I grabbed
xor ic loo. unen sne graoeea It with
both hands and I gave It a Jerk. The
blade was pulled through her maads.
The blade broke and the handle fell
to the ground. She cried: "Al you cat
me.' Then I lost control of myself
i eiunea ngm ana lert and she felL
Then I ran and she eallel: 'A dont
Ellis recited la detail how he
washed bis hands of h Mjwuf n
them boarded a car and west home.
The next evening he called on a
friend dlsouased tbe bill Ine of Edna
Ellis casnaliy and played cards.
Eighteen hoars later he was In the
liana of the police and under a "third
degree examination which brought
forth his confession.
of St. Clement's Episcopal church.
Bishop Howden of the Episcopal
diocese was vial tine Or. Swift. After
a leisurely breakfast bishop Howden
was rushed to the train In Dr. Swift's
coupe. On the way the bishop s salt-
case containing the vestments of his
office was tost. The loss was an-
nounced In The erald. Less than an
hour later somebody telephoned tr.
Swift they had the suitcase and
would send It to him.
Strike And Lockout
Siops Town's Industry
mauno. a pais doc 19. Late re-
sorts received from Grjon say that
the situation there has become ag-
gravated by the declaration of a
genera strike which with t iwar
out. has caused a cessation of alt the
works of the town.
The interest on thn ws A.ttt wmLa
build eight Panama canals annually.
Motor Light Company
Suspends; 450 Are Idle
Toledo (X. Dee. 1. Suspension of
work at the plant of the Auto-Lite
company a subsidiary of the Willys-
Overland company on December It.
was announced br president C O.
Mlnnlnger. Aboct 4M men and wom-
en engaged la the production of
lighting systems for automobiles
will be thrown oat of employment.
tne announcement says.
OFFICE AT WACO CLOSED
With the dosing of the consolidated
ticket offices In Waco Tex. an-
nounced Thur?Ty by the Southern
pacute lines la Kl Paso there are
only two ooasalMated ticket offices
left m Texas one la El aso and one
in Fort Worth.
The Hon st on A Texas Central
branch of the Southern Pacific sys-
tem will open a new ticket office In
Waco. December 15. It wlH be In
charge of Wade Sunning ham. former
division freutht and naaseagar aront
of the Southern Pacific hers and now
nouung me same position in waco.
H. D. KA11I VISITS HHRE.
H. D. EarL aeneral snonriiitMiiURl
01 ine-xexas ana racinc with need.
Quarters in Delia visited Ms ir
Mrs. J. MeKafters and Mr. McXafters
at 4124 Dover street. Thursday. He
auo Tinted local offices of tbe T.
Lady Gobbold Is regarded a h
best shot among British women ray-
Cm Mesa Ave. and San Antonio St
Hall and Pa one Orders Promptly Filled
Men's Suits $1650
A Quick Close-Out of 162
TCOR the week-end selling the Men s Clothing Department the
largest k the Southwest cootributes a most interesting item.
We have assembled broken lots of men's wool and -worsted suits
into one lot and marked them in many instances less than half
price. Hie following table shows you how these suits are divided
as to sizes:
RegnW 1 1 2 1 61 4lU2224j 7 If
Stoufa M I I II 2j 7 910 4101 7 7
Loftg I 1 i I I 3 1 j lj 4 71 II
Vnr Tk. !. 7 ..! . r it . i .
- o.uiff ic (.(nuntic our nai price sale oj men s
odd trousers at $5JxJ.
0trvtae4 yrkes as aa' taJta maddntwi asd overcoati offer ym cseaaalea
The Merry Christmas Sale Of
Manhattan and Emery Brands
Either for gifts or personal wear our present "Merry
Christmas Sale" of Manhattan and Emery Shirts offers
unequaled values. Our entire stock has been reduced
and is offered in six following groups:
$3.50 $3.85 $4.60
This sale occurs on the Street Floor.
PLEASE CARRY YOUR SMJiXL PACKAGES.
PLEASE SHOP IN THE MOKKDUG.
Dry Goods Company. Inc.
33eautiful Gliristmas Store
Do You Fully Realize That Two Weeks
From Today Is Christmas Eve?
117HETHER you realize or not that Christmas
buying comes to a close just two weeks
from today The Popular Dry Goods Co. does.
EI Paso's Beautiful Christmas Store The Store of
a thousand gifts fully realizes the big part it has to
play in supplying Christmas gifts. Stocks are'eom-
A Wonderful Week-End Value
A DECIDED opportunity in own
handsome dresses at a nominal
price. It will not be a Merry Christinas
for you unless yon have clothes in keep-
ing with the occasion. This week-end
we are selling our beautiful dresses at
prices which will enable you to supply
this timely item.
When yon see these dresses you will readily
recognize that such garments ware never
intended to sell at this nominal price. T1ey
are made of satin satin meteor wool velour
yalama cloth silk velvet velveteen all wool
seree and fine tricot ine. These are all beau
tifully hand tailored some trimmed with
fancy ribbon sashes some with silk em-
broidery and beads. They come in colors
suchow navr black brown
reindeer and plum. Sizes IS
Fourth Floor Sale oj
Ow Entire Stock of Unasuei Price
We mention below a few remarkable offer-
ings: Girls' coats of polo doth and aibcrtone in
brown beaver copen and Pekin bine. Sizes
2 to 6 years. Values to g y jt r
$10 30. Special at ij .
Girls' coats of cheviot silvertip braaddoUi
and ehinchella in all ths desirable colors.
Sizes 2 to 6 years and 7 to fi 9
14 years. S15 values at Jf? 2 J
Girls' coats of velour plaid coatings broad-
cloth and plush. All the new fail styles are
included in this assortment. Sizes 2 to
8 years and 7 to 14 vears. jS TJ r
Values to $25.00 at" PJO
Junior girls' and petite misses wrappy costs
of wonderful woolens. These are beau-
tifully tafrored and come in youthful
Junior girls' and petite misses exquisite
coats of finest fabrics. Perfectly tailored
in all the newest styles of the Mason.
Girls' Head wear: Our entire stock divided
into four great special lots:
$1.95 $3.95 $5.95
These middies are tbe celebrated 'Jack
Tar" make and come is nary red and
$ &9S values $6.45
$Ofi0 values $7.45
OR- the week-end idling we have as-
sembled 50 high grade model hate.
These come in brown black navy and
henna. Many for 'rimmed hats are included
m thk offer. They are regular and
$35.00 hats tor quick clearance 2 "I f
ffiey are priced at pii-
Again tomorrow considerable interest
will center in die following special sales
Merode and Harvard Mill moon mitt for
omen in Itro special lots at leu than lulf
price $1.45 and $2.75
SPECIAL HOTS Little girla are again in-
vited to visit the Underwear Section tssoorrsw
and get a set of pretty paper cut-out doll.
They are free for the siting.
The sale of fancy pillows at hah? price eoat-
tinaes in the Art Goods Section. 3d Floor.
The sale of fur fabrics at half price ad tbe
Pre-Holiday sale of woolens offers interesting
items 3d Floor.
The half price sale of furs and evening dresses
on the 5th floor offer unequaled holiday
plete service is up to the highest point of efficiency
and with just a little cooperation on your part we
will centribute greatly to your Christmas pleasure.
Christmas buying will center at the Popular tomor-
row and below are just a few reasons why other
reasons will be seen in our Christmas windows.
A Christmas Suggestion
AMY woman who it on your gift fist
will appreciate a beautiful blouse.
For the week-end selling we have assem-
bled a special group of our most beau-
tiful Mouses. These come in satin taf-
fetas and georgettes. They come in plain
tailored aad beautifoUy embellished models
in a full range of light and suit shades.
These blouses sold regularly at $19.50.
They ate an Extra aiq O a
Christmas Special at. . . pl. JD
SPECIAL. NOTE There yet remains un-
limited choice in our Pre-Holiday Sale on
Sweaters At $5.95
NEW arrivals fn pore zephyr sweaters
in black navy and brown are aa at-
tractive week-end value. Many have
brushed wool tuxedo collars in contrasting
yet haiiiKniliing colors. F ( r"
Extra Special at tpD3
5th Floor PJoose Shop
SHEFFIELD VASES. $2.95
This is a lS-ineh Sheffield plate flower vase
that has much the appearance of sterhag.
This win hold sufficient flowers to be both
practical and artistic. Extra rpeeial while
a limited number m o F CT
CHILD'S SETS. $1.45
A child's knife fork spoon and mug of
heavily plated silver in a very attractive
design. Packed in a neat gift box. An
exceptional value set tf f A g
A table ssiiiihiienl of women's sheer sham-
rock lawn handkerchiefs in white aad colors
with neat hemstitched borders and some
have band embroidered ie-
signs m earners. Special C
WOMEN'S LACE HOSE. $3.95
A vatua extraordinary in women's pure a ilk
lace hone in black white aad wirihwan.
While sold a seconds tha imperfections are
so slight that they will aot impair tne looks
or wearing quality of the 8 eat f r
hose. A special rafate at.. JpO.V
SO Model fiat
Pre-HoUday Sale of Boys' Wearing
AN EVENT of more than average inter-
est to thrifty parents will be this sale
of 150 sturdy suits for boys. Sharp re-
dactions have been taken on these suits
to dear this lot in one day. They come in
snappy Norfolk styles made of all wool
sturdy fabrics in mixtures of grey green
brown and bine. AD are expertly tailored
by makers who specialize in boys' csntbee.
Every suit with one or two pair of lined
knickers. While you wfll not find every
size in all patterns there is all sines from
6 to 18 years in the aesortmenC Early
choosing is advised as values of this kind
will sell very fast. Values from $19.75
See window display of these suits.
BOYS' WINTER OVERCOATS
Here you will find warm overcoats for boys
from 2Vi to 10 years of age which typify
the excellent values always found at the
Popular. These overcoat are made of dat-
able materials warmly lined and well tail-
ored. They come in belted styles. Value
BOYS' MACKINAW'S. $8.75
These are made of heavy warm plaid Btacki-
naw fabrics and all are excellently tailored
in a good variety of patterns. Made with'
convertible collars large roomv pockets and
belts. Sixes 8 to 17 p v g
years. Special at O. lO
First Long Trouser Suits Creatls Reduced
These are all taken from much higher priced
lines and greatly reduced in price for this
special selling. They are of ail wool fa-
brics 111 desirable patterns and colors. Just
the styles that young fellows like. Sizes
15 to 20 years. Values to $43X10. Spe-
cial at $29 JO
Boys' tweed knickerbockers lined through-
out. Sizes 8 to 18 years. Special $1.00 '
Bovs' wool union suits "Munsing Wear."
Sizes 8 to 18 years. Special Sl-93
Boys' "Kaynee" percale blouses. AD sizes
from 8 to 10 years. Special at 95c
OFFICIAL OUTFITTER FOR THE BOY
SCOUTS OF AMERICA uniforms and sun-
dries at reduced prices.
Down Stairs Store
SUITS AT $15.00
Women's suits in all the faoored styles
colors and materials at the phenomen-
ally low price of .......... .$15.00
AGAIN the) Down Stain Store Redy-to-Wear
Section sets a new standard of value
givHJg. Tomorrow we offer a full range of sizes
in women's suits in materials of velour sdveitooe
and tricc-tine. The colors are blue green henna
grey tan and other favored shades. These suits
are strictly tailored and finished with buttons
belts paten and slit pockets. There is no need to
wait longer for prices to come down on suits be-
cause do better value than this will be obtainable
Ah season. You have
cioice tomorrow from a 4aS1? f T
full range of sizes at Jt 15 JJ
In addition to the suit special al $15.00.
dresses and coals are included for the aee(-
end selling at equally attractive prices.
We continue for the week-end selling our
special purchase of women's high grade
boots. In addition to women's dress boots
we includjelow heel walking boots for either
school or business wear. Such values as
these sold earlier in the season at $7.50
$10.00 and $12.00. They are a feature in
the Downstairs Shoe rf e -v v-v
Section at -UU
65c and $1.00
If you are looking for Christmas gifts which
win be highly phasing at a nominal price
by all means see these. They are hand
made and artistically designed. The emal-
ity of the ribbon used is good aad the Borel-
ties are variously tiiiumad in silk Yal and
metal laces. Each is enclosed in a Beat
gift box and many have appropriate Christ-
mas greeting cards.
A WIDE RANGE OF CHOICE
In these novelties you win find: Vanities
sachets sewing seta handkerchief holders
party bagsgarters and various other emver
coneeita. They are divided into two lets
Regular "SU novelties $ 5
Regular SSJ00 novelties at $100
On Sale in Ribbon Dept. Street Moor.
Creae ie MeriaVr 39c
WsWs Letiea '. 21e
Sjael Seas special 26c
SaitM CM Cream 33c
Passy WZew Face Povftkr 3c
Nofi-spi special at '. 38c
J. & J. Talcas 19c
Dr. Lyoa's Tooth PoweW 19c
Fefse4ert Tooth Past- 39c
Laverk special at 79c
Maris Taiet Water $1.M
Downstairs Store Continued.
Women's cotton hose in black only in sbea
8H to 10. Double keel and toe f)r
and flare top. Special j&ZC
Silk Boudoir Caps
Tuu littlm 1 : n . . . ...
- jomb wee uirromaa guts.
They are made of wash satin and crepe a
chine and trimmed with lace Gf
and embroidery. Special
Gingham. Per Yard. 15c
All day tomorrow in the Down Stairs
Store Dress Goods Section w offer a
pre-war value in gingham. This is 27
inches wide and comes in plaids and
checks in medium light and
lark colors. Extra special yd... C
Madin. 7 Yards for $1.00
Here is another pre-war value. An dav
tomorrow in the Down 8tairs Stare Dress
Poods Dept. we offer standard brand 36-
inch wide bleached muslin as aa extra
special per yard 15c or g TJ
7 yards for Jpl. J J
CHRISTMAS trees w31
go on sale tomorrow
morning m ow Texas Street
Store. Prices range from 75c
up to $6.00.
Texas Street Annex
Santa Clam Invites You
TosaofTow motsBBg from 10:30 to
1 1 :30 aad tonoiruw afternoon
from 3:30 to 4:30. Santa Claos
wnl welcome the bxac folks in the
Imported Bisque Head Dolls
Far the week-end special we offer fan
ported doUs 14 inches taXL These
have early hair in both blondes and
brunettes. They have movable eyes
and are our regular J-V00 doll. For
the week-end special " f mt
they are priced at. .. t O. ZfJ
SPECIAL NOTE We will fill mafi
orders for these dolls up to and in-
cluding De W 14th.
At Specially Loft Prices
Ne. m Ready-hit Ante. . . .$245
Ne. 44 Ready-Baft Tractor. AM
Ne. 8 Speedster Aote Oatfit $4.50
Ne. 1 gear Cat Aato Oatfrt. $5.50
Ne. 11 Tractor and Trailer. . .56-50
Ne. 12 DeLnie Aato Outfit. 5950
Ne. 14 (slant Track Oatfit. .$10.00
Write for descriptive catalog of
We have just received a shipment of
Ives sitttihi current transformers
110 volt alternating current SO
eyds-s. Type No. 904. Pries $4.50.
Toy Annex Sd Floor
Boss and LMe Men's Shoes
Boys' strong and sturdy ngHK Ufe
shoes made of gaa metal or dark ma-
hagany calf. Shns 1 to Sat-
little men's dark brown iee shoe
with Goodyear welt solas and fool
Pre-Holiday Soe of
Men's Fine Shoes
We continue for the week-end our
sale of men's fine shoes with manv
new atylse added. Stacy -Adams fUI-
stnaa Slaters aad Paokard shoes are
'educed aa follows:
$1130 valaea 310.00
$1540 aad $16.50 vataes S12.50
SltUlO to $1SJ0 valaes $13.50
SlSjO values JlvjO
92LJ0 values . $15.00
A Thndf Suggestion
IN the past few years docks have
constantly increased in favor as
Christmas gifts. This season we have
assembled the largest collection of
docks ever carried. Here you will
find docks in colonial and cenren
f tonal designs. There is no gift so
useful and ornamental as a good
dock. These New Haven docks are
guaranteed perfect time keepers. Tbey
cease in imitation or real mahogany
various sizes and styles and we are
pricing them spsctalfv for Christraas
JajO 85.30 $11.00 $12.50. $13.50.
$16.50 tOVsO $37.50 and $39 50.
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