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EI Paso, Texas,
January 6, 1910. 10 Pages
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Many Families in Missouri
and Kansas Suffer From
Failure of Gas.
IT'S TEN DEGREES
BELOW IH COLORADO
Thirteen Below at St. Jo
seph, Mo. North Texas
Feels Pincn of Cold.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 6. Eighteen
below "was unofficially recorded in Kan
sas today, the lowest temperature in
that part of the southwest in 12 years.
An intense cold wave covered Mis
souri and reached .into Oklahoma, Ar
kansas and Texas.
A shortage of natural gas caused
much suffering to thousands of families
in western Missouri and eastern and
central Kansas, and on the unprotected
plains of western Kansas the cattle are
reported as dying by the hundreds.
Abilene, Texas, reported 16 above, Ft.
"Worth 20 .above, and El Paso 15 above.
Tea Below Ik Colorado.
Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 6. The
thermometer recorded 10 below here
last night. The continued cold weather
of the last few days has resulted in con
siderable loss to unprotected sheep and
cattle on the ranges.
Three Below Zero.
St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 6. -It was 13
below here this morning, the coldest
lace 1899. Much suffering of livestock
Coldest ef WlHter.
"Wichita, Kansas, Jan. 6. South and
central Kansas -experienced the coldest
night of the winter last night, and
thermometers recorded one below.
At Topeka the government observa
tory reported five below but street
thermomeetrs showed 18 below.
Sard, oh Cattle.
Salina, Kans., Jan. 6. It was 15 be
low here last night ,the coldest of the
winter. Many farmers remained up all
night, keeping their cattle moTing to
prevent them from freezing to death.
People Freeze to Death.
"Winnipeg, Can., Jan. 6. The storm
of the last few days in the country along
the Sault Ste Marie railroad has result
ed In even deaths. They include An
drew Coleman and Clem Bradley, em
ployed in the Darwin wood camp, and a
little boy who was found dead in a
London, J-Zagland, Jan. 6. The Scott expedition, toward the south pole is
sow assared, the government having promised today $100,000 toward 9200.000,
which Is the estimated expense.
The expedition -will start In July, under command of Capt. Herbert F.
Scott. There Is little doubt that the reported activity among American Arctic
explorers who advocate a south polar expedition has proved a convincing fac
tor to the government.
Santa Fc, "V. M., Jan. 6. From Nambe comes the story of a native hoy,
who, while hsHling wood, built a fire In front of a cave and smoked out three
hears. - ,
As he was armed, he shot each hear as it emerged from the cave.
El Paso Mexican Was
He says president Diaz saluted bim when he visited El Paso. His
story will appear in Saturday's Greater Herald
. N0&ALES MAN HAS
FAMILY KILLED BY INDIANS
Is now a business man of the Arizona town, with only the mem
ory of 'his wile and baby, victims of the redskins, to comfort him
in Ms advancing years. The story will appear in the Greater Satur
CHINA AND HER
Frank Carpenter writes in his usual entertaining style for the
Greater Saturday Herald. His story on Ghinese yellow journalism is
particularly interesting. -- T
FOLLIES OF THE
AMERICAN NATIONAL CAPITAL -.
Rene Bache has a particularly salacious story on pocietv in the
capital at Washington for the Greater Saturdav Herald. Don't miss
These are only a few .features of the Greater Saturdav Herald,
st printed io whet the reader's appetite for the rest. Don't miss it.
The Herald Prints It First
hay stack south of Yellow Grass. Be
side the boy wtre found his two sisters.
The little fellow had kept them warm
while his own life remained and they
Snowing in Alabama.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 6. Snow today
covers the greater part of Kentucky,
Tennessee and Arkansas, with traces as
far south as Mississippi and Alabama.
At Louisville It is nearly a foot deep,
the heaviest for many years. Six Inches
of snow fell at Memphis.
Sun Shines and City Soon
Thaws Out Freezing to
the Texas Coast.
ICE A PLENTY
"We don't mind the weather so the
wind doesn't blow," was the song of El
Pasoans coming down town to work
Colder than Wednesday, there was no
disagreeable wind blowing, the sun was
shining, and everyone was happy. It is
a problem In weather predictions wheth
ed the weather gets cold after the wind
blows or whether the -wind stops blow
ing because the weather gets cold.
Either way around, the wind ceased
in the night last night and the ther
mometer this morning registered 15
above zero which is chilly for El Paso
even in mid January. The sun is shin
ing today and the fair weather signal is
out on the Southwestern flag pole. This
means a return of the warm days and
smaller coal bills.
The present cold weather is thought
to be the observation end of the bliz
zard which has been playing hide and
seek with folks up north.
It is still cold over north Texas.
First Snow In Many Years.
San Angelo, Tex., Jan. 6. Half an
Inch of snow covers the ground here to
day and the temperature dropped to 13
above. It "was the first snowfall here
In -.many years and created, much com
ment" It was the coldest day of the'
Show at San Antonio.
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 6. San An
tonio experienced Its first snow storm
of the year today with the mercury as
low as 2G. The snow was the heaviest
for many years.
Freezing: on Texas Coast.
Galveston, Tex., Jan. 6. The cold
wave which covered north Texas with
snow yesterday, struck Galveston this
morning and sleet is falling today. It is
the first sleet noted here for many
years. The temperature is freezing.
SANTA Ft IS
Mexican Is Frozen to Death
Near Nambe Last Month
Coldest in 37 Years.
ALL RECORDS FOR
COLD ARE BROKEN
Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. 8. The temper
ature this morning was seven below
zero, the coldest recorded in 27 years
by the weather bureau here.
This is the fifth time this winter that
the temperature has fallen below zero,
an unprecedented record in itself.
December just past was the coldest
December in the 37 years that the
weather bureau has kept records and
the coldest month of any except Janu
An unidentified native was found
frozen to death near Xambe yesterday.
He was crouched in a sitting posture
and had a cigaret in his mouth.
Snow at Alcmogordo.
Alamogordo, N. M., Jan. 6. At noon
Wednesday it began snowing here. Re
ports from the mountain districts say
much snow has fallen during the last
Snowfall at Carriiojco.
Carriijozo, N. M., Jan. 6. About two
inches of snow has fallen here and sev
eral Inches in the mountains, conse
quently the dry farmers and stockmen
HURT IN FALL
Slips on Ice, Injures Spine
and -Sustains Some
"Washington, D. a, Jan. 6. Senator,
Perkins, of California, slipped on the
Icy pavement in front of his hotel this
morning and was rendered unconscious
by the fall.
He was carried to his apartments,
where physicians declared he had suf
fered a severe wrench of the spine in
addition to painful bruises.
Senator Perkins has not hppn in the
best of health for some time, and the
nature of his present injury is such that
his physician did not feel justified to
say how soon he would recover.
"Washington, D. C, Jan. 6 Hunting
ton Wilson, assistant secretary of stai-,
fell on an Icy walk as he stepped from
an automobile last night, cut his face
badly and received' other bruises .
The secretary has been in poor health
lately and the effects of the shock are
CL0DEST OF THE
SEASON IN DEL RIO
Tlternionieter Registers 24
and a Light Snow Is
Del Rio, Tex., Jan. 6. One of the
coldest spells in history swept down on
Del Rio late Wednesday afternoon fol
lowing a gradual lowering of temper
ature all day.
The least bit of snow fpli lacf nti.f
just enough to notice.
This morning the lowest temperature
of the season was recristerpr!. tho thor.
mometer at the government weather
station showing 24 degrees.
It is a dry cold, the sun is shining
and the unpleasantness of the recent
cold spell is absent.
'Chicago, III., Jnn. C. Failing to comply with a demand for $5000 contain
ed In letters signed 'Black Hand," B. SenenI, an aged Italian merchant, was
shot and Instantly killed hy three men this morning while he lay asleep in
the rear of hii store. His assailants escaped.
Mail Clerks At El Paso Sort Mail From Recent Benson Wreck
Blood stained, covered with Arizona
alkali, and damaged beyond legibility,
the last of the mail that was in the
Benson wreck of Dev. 19, was sent to
the dead letter office Wednesday from
the office of chief clerk David Mc
Knlght, of the railway mail service.
Christmas cards and Christmas mot
toes In . profusion were found among j
ine mail of the wrecked train. Some of
them were torn and soiled. One card,
which wished the recipient a very merry
Christmas, was covered with the-blood
of clerk Walker, who wa.s seriously
injured in the wreck, whicAi cost the en
gineer and firemen their lives.
A, blotter with an artistic hand paint
edcover was included i the dead let
tershipmeat. Printed across the front
of tre blotter were tie words: "Blot
out everything but sweet memories."
"PR 'EDH.'R.ICK: COHEIT.
Roberta De Janon, missing heir
aopcared and Miss De Janon's pet dog,
from Philadelphia say the elopers are b
Astronomers 'at Flagstaff
Have Found Them and Dr.
Lowell Tells About Them.
NOW THAN EVER
Boston, Mass., Jan. 6. There Is an
observatory out in the mountains of
northern Arizona, where they look
every- night at another planet and fig
ure out how rapidly the people so far
away are progressing in irrigation
matters. While the Arlzonlans ar
waiting for Roosevelt dam to be com
pleted,' the. astronomers up there o
the mountainside beneath the snow'
covered pines above Flagstaff are
watching the people of Mars build an
other canal the dam is evidently com
pleted, for the astronomers only tell
us of thei canal, and If the Maritian
were building a dam. of course th
astronomers would tell us about It.
What else the Maritlans are doing,
the astronomers do not tell us. Prob
ably they, too, are working telescopes
and looking down at that Arizona ob
servatory and wondering when that
Salt river dam will be finished and iti
statehood is to be at this session or
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True to the command, everything was
blotted out, including the address, and
the hand decorated desk blotter i will
never reach its destination.
For three weeks the mall clerks run
ning into El Paso have been cleaning,
scraping apd- sorting the mass of 50.000
letter that were In the cases of the
wrecked mail car on the Limited that
was ditched two miles west of Benson.
Ariz. Much of the mail was complete
ly covered with caked mud and grime,
some of it was stained with the blood
of the injured mail clerk and the dead
engineer and fireman, and many letters
were separated from their envelopes,
and the entire car of mail was in an un
200 Letters Undelivered.
In a bhsement room in the federal
building, mail clerks worked over the
confusion of letters, reading those that
i W 4Vflw9w!lufe9pflllBiiBM zje
ess of Philadelphia; Frederick Cohen, former El Paso waiter, with whom she dis
which she took with her as a ruse to escape from her home. Telegrams
elieved to have headed for this city en
Reported That the Runaway
Heiress to Millions and
"Waiter Were at
Rumor has it at the Juarez race track
that Miss Roberta Buist de Janon, heir
ess, and Ferdinand Cohen, waiter, elop
ing couple from Philadelphia, were on
the jockey club grounds Tuesday. A
couple anstvering their description, any
way, were visitors on that day. They
had a little fox terrier dog with them,
Many race track followers say they
.knew Cohen, and wondered why he was
traveling under another name. He is"
said to have been at' one time isome
thing of a race track man himself. It
was whispered at the track Tuesday that
the strange visitor had "copped "out a
good thing." It was understood that
he came from Philadelphia.
Now the news of the sensational
Philadelphia elopement has set tongues
wagging among race followers. Itls
rumored, that the waiter and his heiress
wife took train on the same day of their
arrival for some point on the National
railways of Mexico. Private detective
"Billie" Smith, engaged Toy the race as
sociation, sajs he saw the visitors, and
that they answer in every way published
descriptions of the twa elopers.
ACCUSED OF THEFT;
KILLS HIS ACCUSER
Texan Shoots Man. in His
Own House for Saying
He Stole Hogs.
Liberty. Texas, Jan. 6. Gilbert Tay
lor, white, was arrested today at his
home, five miles east of here, by sher
iff Cherry, charged with shooting and
killing Orlion Nugent late last nightl
Nugent is also white.
Taylor was accused of stealing hogs
from Nugent's farm. and. securing a
shot gun. went to Nugent's home and
began firing into the house. One load
took effect in Nugent's mouth, killing
More arrests are expected.
AEROPL.ANIST FAL.LS O
AND IS IXJURCD.
Cannes. France, Jan. 6
An Englishman named Mead,
who was operating an aero-
plane of the Bleriot type, fell
with his machine from a
height of 30 feet today. Mead -
was seriously injured.
were not inclosed in envelopes In order
to le.irn the name and address of the
sender or addressee, scraping the mud
fiom the faces of the envelopes, in or
der that the addresses might be read,
and placing letters in their proper en
i elopes or new -ones. From a mass of
50,000 letters, the pile of mail was re
duced to less than 200 letters, the rest
having been forwarded to their destina
tion, marked, "Damaged in the Benson
wreck; Dec 19," to explain the de
lay in transit.
Of the 200 letters that were sent to
the dead letter office, some of them
were without return addresses and no
envelopes, while others we,re envelopes
withovt contents. This number of dead,
letters is expected to be reduced by naif
when handled by the experts in the dead
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route to Mexico.
Weather Is Cold, But Cele
. bration As Planned Is Be
ing Carried Out.
, Del Rio. Tex., Jan. 6. Despite the
coldest weather that has visited Del Rio
in years, the program of entertainment
for the governors of Coahuila and Tex
as, and other distinguished guests, la
being carried out as arranged, with
credit to the local committee and to the
.satisfaction of the visitors.
G6v. Campbell received advices that
affairs of state needed his attention
and he left on$the Southern Pacific at
1 oclock for Austin.
At the Informal reception tendered the
visitors at the Elks' club "Wednesday
evening, -welcoming speeches were made
by judge C. K. McDowell and George M.
Thurmond. Governor Campbell re
sponded with quite a lengthy address,
and senor Lie. Perlanger, mayor of
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GOVERNMENT MA Y
GUGGENHEIMS BACK OF PROJECT
"Washington D. C, Jan. 6. A scheme for a government guaranty for a
throujrh railroad project from tidewater to the Interior of Alaska In which
the GngKcuhcim interests figure, loons hack of the display of near Arctla
Kraln nnd ivgctablcx that stocked the room of the hoHse committee en terri
The Guggenheim interests have mindng properties kn the Copper river
section nnd until recently it has been claimed that they wanted no icnar
anty. IVow the movement has been given new life looking to general legis
lation to guarantee t7c Interest on the bonds of railroads built in Alaska,
nftcr a certain amount of construction work Is completed.
It advocates claim that capital cannot he Induced Into the territory
without government cooperation.
The matter lias not yet come heforc the committee.
The railroad project contemplates a tidewater outlet at Cordova, the east
ern terminus to he Fairbanks, not far from the Arctic circle.
The exhibit Is intended to show what that section can produce and what
it promises In the way of agricultural railroad traffic.
'Turbulent Central -America
A Century of Revolution
Tiio HeraU today begins the first article of a series in. wluch.
Ercaenc : j i.IIaskin will discuss the history, rescues and cSrSr
istics of tne stormy Central American statfcs. As Manurux has
been so- much to the fore of late, nnd the end of trouble aS, our
SXSS11 neiShborsf t yet insight, these articles are Tarticiuariy
valuable on account ot their close relation to the newsXpatches
Today's article appears on page C uispaccnes.
President Sends Congress a
Report of Attorney Gen
u eral on Land Frauds.
Suffered From "Grandiose
Delusions ' According to
Government's Legal Head
Megalomania, a form ef mental
alienation la which the patient has
sraadlese delasle&s "Wehster.
That's what's the matter with Leals
R. Glavls, according to the atteraey
Seaeral of the United States.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 6., Lous R.
Glavis, formerly chief of the field di
vision of the general land office, suf
fered from megalomania and was not
imbued with a deep sense of patriotic
duty In making the charges agulnst
secretary of the interior Richard A.
Ballinger'and others in connection with
coal land claims in Alaska, according- to
attorney general Wickersham, whose
report of September 11 on the contro
versy was sent to congress today by
president Taf t.
Attorney general Wickersham se
verely arraigns Glavis In his summary.
He says: "The insinuations on charges
of improper conduct on the part of sec
retary Ballinger, assistant secretary
Pierce, commissioner Dennet or chief of
the field division Schwartz are in my
opinion entirely disproved.
"So far from taking any action to
favor the Cunningham claimants, the
record clearly shows that secretary
Ballinger was scrupulously careful not
In any respect to act upon thebe claims
for the reason that during the summer
of 1908, while he was in no manner
connected with the government, he had
been consulted by some of the claim
ants, with respect to the Issuance of
patents and had called upon secretary
Garfield for the purpose of ascertaining
the attitude of his department thereon.
Neither his action nor any of his writ
ten or spoken expressions were favor
able to the claimants. The utmost he
did was to instruct the land office
promptly to investigate and dispose of
all pending cases."
Glavis Had Ample Time.
Attorney general Wickersham says
further that Glavis had upwards of two
vears in which to complete his investi
gations and was furnished by the land
office with all the assistance required.
Instead of hampering him or Interfering
with him, every opportunity was given
him by the Interior department. Hads
the department desired, to Improperly
pass the claims to patent It might hava
done so In January, 1908, by simply act
ing on the favorable report of special
agent Love, he says.
He continues: "Glavis's claim that ha
prevented the government from beins
defrauded by procuring reference to the
attorney general of questions of law In
volved and the overruling by him of an.
opinion written by assistant secretary
Pierce.1 which would have enabled th
Cunningham claimants- to procure a
patent, is absolutely disproved by tha
Glavls SHppressed Letters.
"Glavis's report and summary omtt ta
a degree that amounts to absolute mp
pression of letters, telegrams and other
documents, some of which are In his
possession, and which completely xebutt
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