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EI Paso, Texas,
January 4, 1910.-10 Pages
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-Washington D C, Jan. 4. In a special message on conservation which president Taft will possibly send to
confess next Monday, a loan of $30,000,000 to complete existing reclamation projects .vill be suggested.
WcTm stor- who have visited the president the Inst few days have been gKen to understand that such a
loan wl be recommended. The loan probably will be floated on short term bonds or certificate, of btedness
hotter change in the president's pro-am of special messages to congress wa announced at the white hou.se
today. It was stated that l. message on the Interstate commerce law would probably not go to congress until next
Monday or Tuesday.
His anti-trust message is still scheduled for Thursday.
THE B-4XLIXGER CHARGES.
Fridav the president .rill send to the senate a brief message transmitting all papers concerning the Glavi
I , . - Th(. resident had intended yesterday to send In his special message on Interstate
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Interstate commerce committees of the senate and house.
Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska,
Missouri and Kansas Are
Sniveling in Zero Weather
"Washington, D. C, Jan. 4.
J. In a special bulletin today pro-
fessor Willis I. Moore, chief of
the weather bureau, warned all
X points throughout the south-
western iart of the country of
l the approach of a severe storm.
It Is of marked intensity and
was first noted over the plains
J states. Officials of the weather
; bureau predict that it Trill in-
create la intensity and move
Durango, Colo., Jan. 4. Southwest
Colorado is in the grip of . another
Telegraph and telephone -wires are
down at many stations ,and the railroads
are blocked. Four men are said to have
lo their lives in a snow slide at
It is known that one man lost his
life in an avalanche that swept hy the
Iowa mine near Silverton Sunday, dam
aging the milL
The tracks of the Denver and Rio
Grande between this place and Silverton
are covered in many places with 15 to
25 feet of snow and it will be weeks
before the lines' are opened.
The Rio Grande Southern is blocked
between Rico and Ophir.
The storm is now raging along the
entire east slope in Colorado and ex
tending clear to the eastern boundary
of the state.
Stockmen are expecting heavy losses.
"Wide Area Covered, by Storm.
Kansas City, Mo., an. 4. Snow and
sleet fell over the greater portion of the
transmississippi country today, accom
panied by a high north wind, and tem
peratures close to zero in parts of Kan
sas and In Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.
In Iowa and Nebraska the storm took,
on the proportions of a blizzard, aud
railway and street car traffic suffered.
In central and western Kansas the
snowfall was the heaviest in 10 years
and It extended west to the Colorado
"Worst of the Season.
Omaha. Neb.. Jan. 4. The worst bliz-r-ard
of the season Is raging in north
em Nebraska. In Omaha the tempera
ture Is two above and a heavy snowfall
was blown into great drifts by the gale,
tying up street car traffic and bad
crippling railroads in this section.
Schools Hare to Close.
Many schools in this city are closed
on account of a snow blockade.
A fresh snowfall in northern Nebras-
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KNOX REFUSES TO
"Washington, D. C, Jan. 4. Senor Cores, representing president Madriz, of
Nicaragua, called at the tate department today In an effort to sain recogni
lloa. ThlH is his fourth, visit, but, as oa past occasions, secretary Knox re
fHscd to give him encouragement, Knox assuming: his present attitude on ad
vices that Madrlx has appointed no one to advance a peace proposition to Estrada.
CANNED GOODS' KILL
Sawxelle Calif., Jan. 4. Four persons are dead and six lie dangerously
sick ef ptomaine poisoning caused by eating canned pedrs on Sunday at the
hoaae of D. G. Valdez.
The dead are: Ttlrs. A. Fernandez, Isabel Fernandez, a baby daughter, Mrs.
D. G. Valdez, mother of 3Irs. Fernandez; and Frank Garcia.
The authorities arc investigating.
DRUMMER ENDS LIFE
IN SANTA FE HOTEL
Santa Fe, X. 31., Jan. 4. "W. H. Biagood, a traveling salesman for a drug
firm, who registered from Denver, Colo., at the Claire hotel Inst Thursday, was
found dead this morning in his room. He was apparently 3? jears old.
He was clad only in a short undershirt.
X big sash under his right car, was either inflicted iith a knife or
caused by failing against the edge of the bed. " ' - v
Makes All Beneficiary Ves
sels Subject to Orders of
TAX ON FQBEIGN
SHIPS TO PAY
Washington, D. C, Jan. 4. Repre
sentative Humphrey, of "Washington,
today Introduced in the house" a bill
providing fon' ship subsidy by the
United States government. The measure
is understood to have the approval of
president Taft and the administration
and to be the one on which the pro
ponents of ship subsidy will concen
trate their efforts.
The Humphrey bill provides an in
crease in pay to American ships for
carrying the malls to South America,
China, Japan, the Philippines and Aus
tralia, bringing it up to ?4 per mile for
an outward voyage of 4000 miles or
more. An increased tonnage tax on the
trans-oceanic trade is provided and it
is proposed to admit foreign built ships
to American register for the foreign
Mall Subsidy a Feature.
The author of the "bill, in an explana
tion of its provisions, said the proposi
tion to increase the pay for carrying the
mails was the most Important feature
of the measure. The postmaster general
is authorized to pay second class ships
for carrying the mails the same rate of
?4 per mile that is now paid to first
Mr. Humphrey points out that op
ponents of ship subsidy seem not to be
aware that we already have this sub
sidy for first class ships under a law
enacted in 1891. This law, he claims, "is
responsible for every American vessel
on the Atlantic and if repealed would
cause the American flag to disappear
from the seas within 60 days."
The law of 1891, says Mr. Humphrey,
defines a first class ship as, one of over
8000 tons and of 20 knots speed, which
has been such a high requirement that
vessels of that class have not found it
profitable to engage In South American
and'-Pacific trade. Mr. Humphrey pro
poses in his bill to give the same sub
sidy to vessels of 5000 tons capacity
and of 16 knots speed. The bill lays
down many requirements for vessels
before they can secure the subsidy.
Shins as Naval Reserve.
The ships must be built according to
plans approved by the secretary of the
navy, of iron or steel and with a view
to their use in time of war and be able
to carry four or more cannon of not less
than six inch caliber. They must at
all times be at the demand of the gov
ernment. They must carry American
boys and train them in seamanship and
be officered by American citizens and
have crews composed of 50 percent or
more American sailors. The vessels
cannot be sold without the consent of
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Snowfall 4.1 Inches and the
' Monthly Precipitation .56
Inches Last Month.
El Paso had only 4.55 inches of rain
during the year 1909. At the close of
the year, the city and vicinity was short
5.29 Inches below the average annual
rainfall, which is 9.84 inches. These are
figures of the United States weather
"Weather radicals held full sway last"
month. Evorybodv knows it. of course,
but the -weather man has issued his re
port of December, just to let the ama
teur weather prophets know what
From an El Paso point of view last
month was a record breaker. The ele
ments did all sorts of stunts according
to the government figures. Regarding
frigidity, December, 1909, was the cold
est December of 10 years, that is its
average temperature was lowest. The
mean temperature for the month was
40 degrees, while the average for 31
years only has been 45.6 degrees. The
lowest was 10 degrees on December 20,
the coldest December day of many
years. ' .
Monthly precipitation, the bulk of
which came in the form of snow, Avas
.56 of an inch for the total month; the
snow fall being 4.1 inches. The greatest
fall of moisture in 24 hours occurred
between December 17 and 18, when .41
of an Inch fell. The average precipi
tation for Decembers of 31 years is .51
of an Inch.
There were more cloudy than clear
days in December. The month Is di
vided into 13 partly cloudy, five cloudy,
and 13 clear days.
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PREACHERS TO STOP
SUNDAY PICTURE SHOWS
"Waco, Tex., Jan. 4. The Waco
preachers' association announced
today that it will take steps im
mediately to close the moving
picture shows on Sunday, The
preachers claim the shows have
been operating evry Sunday.
Wichita Falls, Tex., Jan. 4 Fire early
this morning in the Denver railroad
.station destroyed important records be
longing to the road. ' The damage to
the buildingJs slight. The blaze started
from the furnace.
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New Bill Is Introduced in
Congress Amending the
Law Now in Force.
GIVES POWER TO
MAKE NEW RATES
Washington, D. C, Jan. 4. A bill
making sweeping changes in the inter
state commerce laws for the xeguiition
of railroads was introduced today In the
house by representative Mann (111.),
chairman of the committee, on inter
state and foreign commerce. The bill is
not in accord with the one proposed by
the .committee acting under the direc
tion of president Taft and known as the
"administration, railroad bill," but was
prepared by chairman Mann during the
summer vacation of congress.
The measure does not 'provide for a
special court to hear interstate com
merce cases as has been reported would
be the form of legislation on this sub
ject that president Taft would recom
mend. It proposes, however, to create
in the department of commerce and
labor, a bureau to be called the "Bureau
of Transportation," where a shipper
may file complaints against a railroad.
If, after an investigation, the commis
sioner of the bureau finds that there is
justice in the complaint, he must re
port the facts to the attorney general of
the United States, and if the attorney
general is satisfied there Is a cause of
action, he is required to file a petition
with- the interstate commerce commis
sion and prosecute the case at the ex
pense of the government.
The shipper may, if he prefers, still
file his complaint direct with the com
mission and prosecute at his own ex
pense, as the present law provides.
The bill makes it the duty of common
carriers to establish just and reasonable
classifications and regulations and au
thorizes the interstate commerce com
mission to prescribe what they shall be.
Short and Long Hauls.
The long and short haul clause of the
interstate commerce act would be
amended so as to provide that charge
for a short haul shall in no case be
greater than the charge for a long haul
and the charge for a through rate shall
be no greater than the aggregate of the
False or padded claims for damages
by.a shipper are prohibited, as are re
The provisions of the law in regard
to filing complaints and authorizing the
commission to adjust complaints and
fix rates are much enlarged and they
give power to the commission not only
to fix rates upon complaint but also to
adjust and prescribe classifications
regulations and practices generally.
The commissioner may suspend the
taking effect of any proposed rate or
change in classification until full hear
ing can be had on the subject.
Power to Make Rates.
The commission is also given the
power to establish through rates and
joint rates and the shipper to select the
entire route over which a shipment
shall be transported.
Railroads are required to furnish
rates on written application. Every
j shipment of property on which a rebate
l is paid is made a separate offense and
the Elkins law is amended to that ex
tent. The railroads under the Mann
bill may exchange transportation for
advertisement of their time tables in
To Prevent Consolidations.
A common carrier is prohibited from
owning or acquiring ownership of stock
in any competing carrier. The bill
also makes it unlawful for a railroad
company to issue any stock or bonds
except for the acquisition of property,
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de La Grande, a noted French aeronaut, a, killed vrhiie niiilvinK
e rurhed under the truckage of hiN machine. lie ss tnrninc: at
of his machine Lroke.
nil speed record.. He formerly was an
Another blow has been struck at the
liberty of the American citizen in gen
eral and the El Paso city in particular.
For 1q these many years have the brave
and fearless fire fighters of El Paso,
meaning the volunteer firemen, gone
about their business without fear of the
one bugaboo of masculine, existance in
El Paso jury duty. Because of their
valiant services to the city in the red
shirt days before the coming of the paid
professional firemen, the members of the
volunteer fire department have been ex
empt from doing jury duty.
So long had this custom been in force
that the old timers have not had a look
Into the interior of the court house for
years and years. But it is to be no more,
is this escape from jury duty by in
scribing one's name on the volunteer
fire department roll. Sheriffs notices
to jurors have been sent to all of the
volunteer firemen notifying them to ap
pear before the honorable 34th district
court of El Paso county, Texas, on Mon
day, the 10th day of January, 1910, at
9 oclock sharp.
These notices were the result .of a let-
MEET ON BORDER
Texas Governor to Greet the
Governor of Coahuila
at Del Rio.
Austin, Tex., Jan. 4. Governor Thos.
M. Campbell, accompanied by several
members of his staff, is leaving this
afternoon for Del Rio, where he will at
tend the celebration there Jan. 5, 6, and
7, and meet governor Jesus Del Valle,
of Coahuila, and exchange felicitations.'
The governor will spend tonight at
CONVICTED BANKER IS
DENIED A REHEARING
New Orlear.o, La., Jan. 4. A rehear
ing was denied 'Will F. "Woods, of San
Antonio, by the federal court here to
day. TVoods was formerly cashier of
the defunct "Woods National bank and
was charged with misappropriation of
funds. He was convicted and given a
penitentiary term in the lower courts.
BANKS TC BE SUED.
Austin, Tex., Jan. 4. Three bond and
one guaranty fund banks, which failed
to make reports due January 1, will
be reported to the attorney general to
be sued for forfeiture of charters.
More Aid For
Kind hearted persons interested in
helping little Minnie to 'have her
feet straightened continue to add to
the fund. "their mites. Mere money
is still needed, however, and The
Herald will he pleased to receive and
Miss Corinne Queen of Monahans,
Texas, sends in a dollar and '"A little
fairy with good feet" sends in a
Sarah Bridgers of 1108 Xorth
Florence street also sends a dollar.
This makes three more for the
fund and brings the total received by
The Herald up to $174.G5.
Help make it $200 right away.
ter sent to each of the volunteer firemen
by the fire commissioners of the" city.
This letter stated that because of the
poor attendance at fires by the volun
teers and the growing belief that mem
bership in the volunteer department was
more for exemption from jury duty than
for fire fighting, the exempttion list
would be suspended from January 1 to
for fire- fighting, the exemption list
would be reestablished but that to get
their names on the- list it would be
necessary for the volunteers to prove
that they had attended the fires during
the intervening three months.
Volunteer firemen promise to be the
winter styles in jurymen during the
present term of court and the volunteers
will be given an opportunity of appre
ciating fully what they have been miss
ing during the time of their exemption
from duty. As the failure to appear ax
the time and place designated In the
notice means contempt of court, there
promises to be the most representative
gathering of volunteer fire fighters at
the courthouse next Monday morning
that has been seen since the old Grand
T. M. Wingo Will Succeed
Him as President of the
Bank on January 13.
A. B. FALL BUYS'
T. M. Wingo will succeed A. P. Coles
as president of the American National
bank on January 13. President Coles
has sold all of. his stock in the bank,
amounting to $200,000, with the excep
tion of five shares, to T. 31 "Wingo, act.
lng for A B. Fall and others, who will
A. P. COLES.
take over the holdings of 3Ir. Coles in
the American National.
The change in the bank officials will
be made on January 13. when the an
nual meeting of the stockholders will
be held. Mr. Coles will retire from the
head of the banking corporation be-
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WO FRIENDS DIE
ONE HERE. ONE IN MICHIGAN
ALMOST SAME HOUR
At 11:55 a. m.. Dec. 30. C. A. Dyke
died in El Paso, Texas.
At 11:30 a. m.. Dec. 30. George A. Har
diker died in Detroit, Mich. v
Only 25 minutes separated the two
deaths, aside from the difference in
eastern and- western time. And both
deaths were sudden.
For manv vears the two men worked
together. Hardiker as revising clerk at
ARE YAQUIS GOING
INTO BA TTLE AGAIN?
Nogales, Ariz., Dec. 4. Reports are from Hennosillo that there Is a rumor
abroad that the Yaquis are arming themselves ana making ready for another
uprising soon, which fact is seriously affecting business in Hennosillo and the
It is stated that recently a band of Yaquis crossed from the American side
.into Sonora supplied with arms and ammunition and that they were met by an
other band from the Yaqui reservation a t Bacatete. It is further stated also
that already some attacks have been made on ranches and that Ures inhabitants
are taking precautions for protection.
United States Geological
Survey Makes Report on
Mining Affairs of Nation.
FIRST IN COPPER
Arizona Is Second in Copper.
Production Texas Quick
silver Output Grows.
"Washington, T. C, Jan. 4. Statistic
and estimates received by the United
States Geological Survey from all placts
known to produce blister copper from
domestic ores and from all lake mines
indicate that the copper output from
mines In the United States in 1909 sur
passed all previous records.
According to the statistics and esti
mates received the output of blister and
lake copper was 1.117,800,000 pounds, aa
against 942,570,721 pounds in 1903, an
increase of over 18 percent. This not
only exceeds the increase of any pre
vious year but it is considerably great
er than the total yearly increase since
Ontpirt of Leading States.
Montana shows a large Increase,
again taking first rank, a place lost to
Arizona in 1907. The production in
Montana will nearly equal or will pos-
j sibly exceed the state's previous record
Arizona holds second place, with a
slight Increase over the 289,523,000
pounds produced an 190S. Michigan also
exceeded the 1908 production, 222,289,000
pounds. Large gains were made by
Utah and Nevada, and California also
increased its output considerably.
Statistics showing the- output of re
fined copper by plants in the United
States are not now collected by the
Geological Survey. Figures published
by the Copper Producers Association
indicate that the production of market
able copper from all sources, domestic
and foreign, for the first eleven months
of 1909, will exceed 1,400.000,000, as
against 1,161,176,085 pounds in 1908.
Estimates Indicate that the exports o
copper will surpass by several million
pounds the exports for 190S 661,876,127
According to the bureau of statistics,
imports of pigs, bars, ingots, plates, and
old copper for the first 11 months
amounted to 213,100,281 pounds, and the
copper content of. ore matte and regulus
imported amounted to 74,70S,482 pounds.
If the imports for December .were equal
to the average monthly import for the
first 11 months the amount of copper
entering the United States for the year
was about 311,800,000 pounds, as against
218,705,487 pounds in 1908.
The total production of refined lead.
I desilverized and soft, from domestic and
foreign ores in 1909 was approximately
444,363 short tons, worth at the average
New York price $38,215,000, as compared
to a production of 396.433 tons in 1908
and 414,189 tons in 1907. These figures
do not include an estimated output of
12,S60 tons of antimonial lead, aa
against 13.629 tons in 190S and 9,910
tons In 1907. Of the total production,
desilverized lead of domestic origin, ex
clusive of desilverized soft lead. Is esti
mated at 209.69S tons, as against 167,798
tons In 1908; and desilverized lead of
foreign origin comprised 8,3i9 tons,
compared to 97,761 tons In 190S.
The production of primary spelter
from domestic ore in 1909 Is estimated
at 241.842 short tons, and from foreign
ore at 26,373 tons, a total of 26S,21o
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the joint warehouse, while at his side
When Dyke died he was chief clerk at
the local custom house. .Shortly before
Hardiker's death he was chief account
ant at the warehouse.
Friends sent word of Dyke's 'death to
his dear friend Hardiker. and at almost
the same moment Hardiker died in the
Such is the story of the death of two