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EI Paso, Texas,
January 10, 1910.-12 Pages
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Amount for Fortifications Is
Trimmed. By Committee
BIGGEST ITEM IS
"Washington. D. C, Jan. 10. Fortifi
cations for the United States and insu
lar possessions for the year 1911 will
cost $5,617,200 over $2,500,000 less
than for 1910, if the house adopts the
recommendations of the appropriations
committee, submitted today. The com
mittee cut the department estimates for
the coming- year $1,109,524.56.
The largest single item in the appro
priation is for the sea coast batteries
of the Philippine islands, where 4t is
recommended that $800,000 be expend
ed during the coming year. For light
and power plants in the Philippines $45,
000 is recommended, for searchlights
for important harbors in the islands
$139,000; with some thousands of dol
lars for scattering items, including
$7000 for the reclamation of land for
The total for fortlficatoins in the
Philippines and Hawaii is $2,689,300.
The sum of $5,00,000 is recommended
for seacoast guns and carriages, and
for the purchase aaid manufacture and
test of land turrets $624,800, -with
$200,000 recommended for the construc
tion of fire control stations and acces
sories. The total for armament and fortifi
cations for defense in the United States
is $1,970,000, the principal item !n
which is one $600,000 for mountain,
siege and field cannon and equipment.
An appropriation! of $440,000 is rec
ommended fcr ammunition and sub
caliber guns for seacoast artillery
practice, which Is practically the same
amount appropriated for the present
year. The sum of $300,000 appears for
searchlights for important harbor and
$200,000 for the construction of fire con
trol stations, range finders, etc The
sum of $370,000 to be used for the al
teration and maintenance of seacoast
artillery is allowed in the bill.
The principal cuts from the 1910 ap
propriations are In ammunition for sea
coast guns, seacoast batteries in "the
Philippines alteration and maintenance
of seacoast artillery, submarine mines
and sites for fortifications and seacoast
defenses In the United States.
PLACED ON TRIAL
G-oyemment- Trying To
Prove That Headquar
ters Are in Ohio.
Toledo, O., Jan. 10. The case against
14 Sicilians, members of the Society of
Banana, -an alleged Black Hand band of
Ohio, was called for trial in the fed
eral court here today with a small army
of witnesses, menacing letters and a
mass of documentary evidence secured
in the homes of the defendants raided
The government expects to prove
-that the alleged headquarters of the
band are at Marion, O., which is the
center of widespread Black Hand operations.
Dallas, TcL, Jan. 10. It Is learned from an authentic source here toaay
that judge M. M. Brooks, of the court of criminal appeals, -trill Issue a formal
announcement tonight or tomorrow withdrawing from the race for the Demo
cratic SHfeerBatorial norainatioB. It is said he has formed an advantageous
law partnership In Dallas.
Political leaders, also dejclare that Gub Shaw will withdraw, leaving the
ProhihltiealstK to choose between Cose Johnson and Polndexter.
Shreveport, La.. Jan. 10. Following: a collision at midnight here between a
Texas and Pacific passenger train and a Kansas City Southern switch engine
In which three persons were killed, today Lon F. Irvlck, engine foreman, fire
man R- F. Sebastian and TV. H. Lindsay, a switchman of the Kansas City
SoHthem. -were arrested charged with murder.
The arrests followed a coroner's Inquest this morning. All three were in
jured. Those killed were John Cornwall, a conductor, of Marshall; Percy Paris, a
Kansas City Southern switehman, of Shreveportj 3Iiss Cora Dunn, of Boyce,
ta. The woman was crushed to a pulp between the engine and Pnllmnn.
San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 10. The San Antonio Union Bank and Trust com
pany, of this city, an1 branches at Le VernIaJand other points, closed Its
doorK this morning under orders of the attorney general's department. The
basks have been operating nndcr an old charter issued 20' years ago to Will
F- Woods, convicted of embezzlement. They failed to renew the charter under
the state banking laws.
AHStin, Texas, Jan. 10. District ju dge Calhoun today appointed Tom M.
Davis receiver of the Union Bank fc Trust company, of San Antonio. Davis is
vice president of the Central bank and Trust Co. of Austin. The San Antonio
bank contacted branches at Anstin, Bandera, Manor, Boone, Kyle, Lockhart,
Christine, La Vernia and Aransas Pass. J. B. Burleson, of Lockhart, was
president and J. G. Rurney, of Austin, secretary. The total liabilities exceed
ike fsets of the company
Worthless Son of Eailroad
Millionaire Found Dead
in Chicago Resort.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 10. Coroner Hoff
man will personally take charge of the
investigation into the cause of the
death of Xathiel Fred Moore? son of
James Hobari Moore, leader of the Rock
Island group of financiers.
Moore was found dead in a roomjin
a south side resort. unaer siuCua.
mysterious circumstances and the news
of his death is said to have been sup
pressed by the police 12 hours.
The inquest opened this morning in
Mr Moore's apartments on Lake Shore
drive. Mr. Moore was known to be lav
ish with his money and did not confine
his spending to any one section of the
CWhen he was 21 years old his father
gave him a check for $100,000.
A postmortem examination of Moore s
body was made under direction of the
coroner this morning. The inquest will
be held later and the result of the ex
amination will not be announced un.il
then Victor'a Shaw: owner of the re
sort where Moore died, and another wo
man, thought to be Bertha Dorset, said
to have been the last person to see
Moore alive, are being held at the po
lice station. j.
The police are said to be working on
the theory that a drug often used to
keep liberal spenders awake "in resorts
so that they will continue to buy drinks
freely, may have been the cause of
A Fool and His Money.
The death of Nathaniel Fred Moore
ends the career of one of New York's
and Chicago's best known spenders.
Tiring of his meteoric career in New
York, Moore left for the west, saying he
was going to fit himself to aid his fath
er in his railroad interests, but he con
tinued his career here as he had started
out in New York.
Young Moore in the winter of 190 ,
caused Broadway to gasp by giving a
... a .K1. ?. dnlA ln1
$20,000 dinner xu a &eit xc. uvm ..
diamond sleeve buttons were given
away to the guests. .
At a dinner given orchis 21st birthday
in New York, Moore gave to the guests
pearl necklaces costing several hundred
EXCOXGRESSMAX GOES TO
TRIAIi FOR CONSPIRACY
Portland, Ore., Jan. 10. The trial ol
former congressman Binger Hermann,
charged with conspiracy to defraud the
government of lands in connection with
the formation of the Blue mountain for-
I esc resell e i" 'i"-i .
day In the United States court. It is ex
pected that several aays -win uc v.n
sumed in selecting a jury.
TEXAN MEETS DEATH BY
DKCPrl.Mi ills jttr.uuvtiiv
Cooper, Tex., Jan. 10. la. H. McAdoo
was probably fataHy shot four miles
south .of here this morning while ex
amining a new automatic revolver. The
weapon fell on the table, causing It to
3---i -a v,a VmllAt entered his
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McAdoo was, aged 38 and leaves a
wife and young daughter
Senate Backs Down and the
House Will Elect Investi
BE "THROWN OUT"
Washington, D. C, Jan. 10. A sig
nificant happennig on the senate side
of the capitol was. a square backdown
of the senate committee on public lands.
Today it amended Its resolution provid
ing for the Balllnger-Pinchot investiga
tlon so as to leave to the house the :
xi-.J HlAnttno ifc TnTT'hfr5?Vrin Ol !
method of selecting its membership of
committee. The house has voted to
elect its members and not allow the
sneaker to appoint. This will now be,
done and in the senate' the presiding
officer will appoint them.
The senate adopted the resolution as
reported by the committee after de
feating an amendment proposed by sen
ator Newlands which would permit "any
official or exofficial," whose conduct
might be considered, to appear in per
son or by counsel.
Insurgents "In the Cold."
While the army appropriation bill
still engaged the attention of the house
when it convened today, the members
manifested a far greater interest jngthe
Pinchot-Balllnger situation and the
statement issued yesterday by the Re
publican congressional committee open
ly warning the Insurgent congressmen
that they could expect no help from the
administration when they came up for
reelection. A, ,
But this was no surprise to me uiu
.cut mis a. i" ! -- - , ,
gents. Several of them have alreao oo-
served the shadow of coming events in I
.. v. chorfrvor or coming eenis m
their districts ana exiiecicu w.w v
organization would fight tooth and nail
to prevent their renomination and even
It was said in the house today that
representative Dwight, of New York
the Republican whip, had taken the
names of Insurgent Republicans off the
list of representatives to whom he regu
larly sends notices demanding attend
ance at times of division.
Among the significant developments
in the insurgent Institution today was
the return to the insurgent?camp of rep
resentative Gardiner, of Massachusetts,
soninlaw of senator Lodge.
Interstate Commerce Bill.
Representative Townsend, of Mich
igan, introduced -In the house today his
bill embodying the recommendations
outlined in the special message of the
president for amendments to the in
terstate commerce law.
Urge Coast Canal.
TvrATitive Garner, of Texas, and
G. Miller, secretary of Corpus Christi
chamber of commerce, appeared before
the house rivers and harbors commit
tee this afternoon and urged an ap
propriation for the construction of a
15-foot channel from Corpus Christi to
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 10. A. F. Pot
ter, who is to succeed Gifford Pinchot
as head of the forestry bureau, stated
while in this city en route to wasnint-
ton that he expected that his personal
while in this city en route to wasning
knowledge of western conditions would
bring the forest service and the west
into closer harmony.' He also stated
that his policy would be favorable to
"I desire to work in harmony with
the livestock asociations to promote the
fullest use of the national forest ranges,
to foster the stock interests and pro
mote the genral welfare of the west,"
Pinchot .to Visit Texas.
Fort Worth, Tex., Jan. 10. It is an
nounced here today that Gifford Pin
chot, who was recently Removed by
Taft as chief forester at "Washington,
will come to Fort Worth April 12 to
speak and particpate In the convention
of the Texas Conservation congress,
which will be held at that time.
MORE EFFORTS IX BEDIAIiF
OF COOK, GUADALAJARA MAX
Washington, D. C, Jan. 10. Repre
sentative Stephens is pressing the
state department to secure the trial or
release of conductor Cook,, a citizen
of Dalhart, Texas, the Mexican authorl.
ties persistently refusing to grant a
trial or to release .Cook to the present
MAX FALXS IXTOHOT
WATER IS BADIiY BURXED
Sherman, Tex., Jan. 10. Chester B:
Dorchester, cashier of the Merchants'
and Planters' National bank of this city
and formerly receiver of the Waters
Pierce Oil company, during the recent
litigation, is slowly recovering today
from serious wounds received late Satur
He stepped in a manhole filled with
boiler water, in the basement of the
ELKS TO HAVE DUTCH FEED
TUESDAY EVEXIXG AT CLUB
A. Dutch luncheon, smoker, band con
cert and "one of those good old times
like we had i nthe old hall" to quote
J. J. Kaster. will be held at the Elks
! home Tuesday evening. Arrangements
are being made for 300 good and loyal
Elks and if there is one short of this
number the smoker will not be a com
plete success the boosters of the Dutch
CHILD FATALLY IXJURED IX
FALL AT ORPHAX'S HOME
Weatherford, Tex., Jan. 10. Jos.
Lingo, aged 5, an inmate of the Knights
of Pythias orphans' homo here, was
fatally injured today when he plunged
headlong from the stairs, landing to the
floor, 15 feet below, while playing with
other children. His mother resides at
RECORDS SHOW SO BIRTHS. .
County . clerk Pitman's report on
births for December shows a totaj of
89. Of these, 50 were males and 39
femaies; 71 were Mexicans. 12 Ameri
cans, one Spaniard, two Italians, one
Hungarian, one Dutch, one negro.
Uncle Sam's Postoffice Is
Second Only To the Treas
HARD TO GET
Washington, X. C Jan. 10. As a bus
iness institution, -the postofifce depart
ment, nest ;ixf the United States treas
ury, is the'' greatest in the government.
According figures submitted by Chas.
P. Grandfield, first assistant postmast-
Vk BCUC111 XV,A WiU iV- J -- XVAC
june 30th, 1909, made public today in
t,to nM.no1 siYfi- , crrfto.- rATfATinn i--f
Hid aiUlUill 1 HUl l LilU A.SiO J. V C. Al U C V J.
the uostal service reached the enor
mous total of $203,562,383, an Increase
of $12,083,720, or C.31 percent over the
L preceding year.
There were 7,202 presidential post
offices bn July 1, 1909. Of this num
ber 398 were first class, an increase
of 14; 1707 were second class, an in
crease of 112; and 5,097 were third
class, an 'increase of 230. The total
increase in the number of presidential
offices was 356. There were 1,444
postoffices established during the year
and 2,054 were discontinued, leaving
a total of 60,144 postoffices in opera
tion on June 30, 1909. During the
3'ear 1,626 postmasters were appointed
at presidential offices.
At fourth clas? offices 9,161 postmast
ers were appointed. "
Concerning the routine'of his bureau,
Mr. Grandfield says:
"The annual rate of expenditure for
the salaries of presidential postmasters
on July 1. 1909, was as follows: First
class, $1,408,600; second class, $4,012.
nn- tirirrt oiass. Si.344.5uu: maKins a
400; third class, ?7,344,S00; makin
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At tne Close ul me uta: ,j eoi mcic
,,-oro i qts assistant Dostmasters at
first and second class offices, an in
crease of 116. The number of clerks
at first and second class offices increas
ed from 28,220 to 29,930, and the carrier
force at city delivery offices from 25.-
352 to 27,620, being a net .increase oi
1,710 clerks and 1,268 carriers.
Poller- of Appointments.
"Tho rptntion of fourth class post-
masters during satisfactory service has I
become tne esiaDiisneu pidLie ui "
department, and the policy recommend
ing the reappointment of presidential
postmasters, who have proved efficient,
has been followed consistently, with
highly beneficial results.
'It is recommended that the law be
so amended as to provide for the ad
vancement of an office of the fourth
class to the presidential class whenever
the compensation of the postmaster
rr. e-tnnn nnri thf cross annual
-aart to S1900 for four successive
quarters. The offices that would be
affected by such a change In the statute
are mainly those located at summer and
winter resorts where a large business,
equivalent to that of a presidential of
fice, is transacted during one or two
"In a number of cases, at rapidly
growing offices, the salary of the as
sistant postmaster is actually less than
that allowed the principal cierKS. due to
operation of the law governing the
clerks and carriers and the
fact that the appropriation for assist
ant postmasters for the current fiscal
year does not provide an adequate num
ber of positions in certain grades. There
should be a maximum and minimum
salary for assistant postmasters fixed
by law and sufficient latitude allowed
in the appropriation act to prevent this
Conditions In the West.
"In some sections of the country espe
cially in the mining regions of the
west. It has been difficult to make ap
pointments to the clerical and carrier
forces at the initial salary prescribed
"Wages in all lines of employment
are high in these communities, and the
entrance salary of $600, fixed by the act
of March 2. 1907, is not sufficient to
induce competent men to enter the
postal service, even with the assurance
of annual promotion. To meet such
emergencies it has been necessary in
some instances to grant postmasters an.
allowance for the employment of clerks
and carriers at the rate of 30 cents an
hour and in others to make allowances
from' the appropriation for unusual
"It is realized that it was not in
i.j Viot tViv:f nnnronriationK should
be used in that manner, but the de
partment has been compeiea to granc
such allowances in order to keep the
postoffice manned with competent em
ployes." Urges 30 Day Vacations.
Dr. Grandfield makes a 'strong argu
ment"vin favor of 30 daS's' annual leave
for clerks and carriers in first class
and second class offices.
"At the close of the fiscal year there
were 7200 postoffices of the presiden
tial class. Of this number, 3217, or
44.6 percent, were housed in Teased
auarters, for which the annual rate of
rental was $2,726,805. On June 30, 1909,
there were 434 offices located in federal
buildings, an increase of 15 during the
year It is expected, however, that this
number will, be largely augmented dur
ing the curent fiscal year. On the date
last mentioned ther were 3812 num
bered s&tions, 711 delivery staions, and
241 branch postoffices.
I SUGAR TRUST MEX
T SEXT TO PRISOX. $
X New York, N. Y.. Jan. 10. Four
X former employes of the American
X sugar Refining company, convicted 4
X of underweighing frauds, were sen- f
X tenced to one year's imprisonment
X each by judge Martin today. The
X men sentenced are Charles H. fr
Keough. Edward A. Boyle. Patrick
K Hennessey and Joan M. Coyle. 4
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KDLLED BY AUTO.
San Antonio. Tex.. Jan. 10. J. S. Wil
liams, aged 52, died this morning .from
injuries received when 'struck by an au
tomobile Saturday. He was crossing the
street at the time.
The Government Dirigible RJj j I IfjM Jj . L
Entered In Los Angeles Contest j L L I U 11 H 1 1 1 L
'CAPTAIM BALDWJN 5. AR?CW ABOUT TO AJCEND t. v
WHITE SLA VERY IS
EXISTS IN ALL
Hew -York, -Jan. 16. Syndicated -white slavery-Is raider fire here totfay.
In the grand jnry room district attorney Whitman asked the Investigators
to find indictments against certain Individuals who he Is satisfied are leaders
in business. - '
It Is believed that a searching investigation undertaken by John D. Rocke
feller, jr., as foreman of the special grand jnry has already shown not OHly
that organized white slave traffic really exists, but that there are 'closer re
lations between the traffickers of women In the principal cities of the opuntry.
IN A WSECK
Grack Train of Fort Worth
and Denver Is Ditched - .
-. . rTear Amarillo.
Amarillo, Tex., Jan. -10. Four- men
were -injured when tne Fort Worth anu
was wrecked four miles south of here
The engine tank leaped the track into
the ditch, carrying four cars with it."
That there was not a great loss of
life surprises the railroad officials, as
the train was running 30. miles per hour
at the time, and there was 'no warning".
The injured are: R. C. Brownlee,
Wells-'Fargo' express messenger. Fort
"Worth; O. "S. Whitehurst. 'of Amarillo:
W. J. Hamilton, of Amarillo; John
Fancer, of? Sriyder. Okla.
All were taken to Amarillo. where they
were glveri' medical attention.
The ."Servants in the House" show
troup was' aboard and the actors were
severely shaken and a few were slightly
The smoker and chair car were badly
damaged. - - - ,
It Is, believed a defective engine wheel
was the .cause.
A track' was built around the wr.eck
and this morning train '.service was re
POWER TO PLACE
EMPTY COAL CARS
Supreme Court Holds' That
Commission, "Can . ,
Do So. ..
Washington. D. C. Jan. 10. The su
preme court of the united States today
decided various' cases before it. involv
ing the power of the Interstate com
merce commission to regulate the dis
tribution of railroad cars among coal
companies, upholding the commission's
power, but deciding the various cases on
their individual merits.
CAUSES GRAVE AXXIETY
Brussell's, Belgium. Jan. 10. The Ga
zette says 'the condition of exempress
Carlota. widow of the- late - emperor
Maximilian, of Mexico, is causing grave
Recently she has had several violent
attacks in the course of wlr.oh f r the
first time in many years she uttered the
name of ; Maximilian.
The former empress has 'yean insane
for many years and has not been in such
condition to warrant her being informed
of the death of her.brotner, king Leo
pold. " j
COXSTADLE OX TRIAL 9
OX CHARGE OP MURDER
, Wnxahachie. Tex.. Jan. 10. The case
of .constable Kemper, charged with the
murder of Capt. Pearson, of "Limestone
county, was called for a hearing in the
district court this morning. Two hun
dred witnesses are attending.
Defendant's -counsel will. seek a con
tinuance this afternoon. Pearson was
rich and prominent. The case was
brought here on a change of venue.
DEAD ON PLAINS
Tucumcari, N. M., Jan. 10. News
reached here this morning that Herman
Miller, .a welltodo bachelor farmer had
been found dead in his barn near Prai
.riev'iew. a postoffice on the plains about
30 miles south of hera ,
j The sheriff is making an Investiga
tion of the finding as it is believed that
Miller, had. been foully dealt with.
Miller was well thought of in his com
munity and his death has caused consid
SEEMS A CERTAINTY
Pecos, Tex., Jan. 10. The building of the railroad from Pecos to the Da
vis mountains by way of the toivns of Saragosa and Balraerhea nHil the Teyai
valley was practically assured :is a result of the action of the iHi'.n.n meetisc
held here. The aoIicIMnir ctfcnmlttcp reported that $40,000 had heea pledged, in
the Toyah valley, and $30,000 here. An additional $S0OO was' secured at this
meeting, making the total amount $7S,000.
The amount of the bonu required by TV. L.
$100,000, in addition to the same nmoHnt which has been sabscrlhed fey Charles
TV. Swenson. a heavy land owner in the valley.
A general meeting of all interests affected by the bnlldiac: of this read has
been called for today at which time It Is expected the remaining" $22,969 will
NATIONAL STRIKE OF
X'ew York, X. Y., Jan. 10. A national strike
ins: 75.000 elrls In -10 cities has been
Xinfo, general organizer.
A sympathetic strike Is necessary, union lenders say, because mnay X'ew
York manufacturers are getting their goods from factories in other cities,
while the Xew York strike Is on.
ow Little Frank Got the Money
for Little Mkmie .
The Herald continues to receive assistance for Little Minnie, to help her
Imv new feet One contribution, amounting to $2.16, was collected b3
Master Frank, Barr and he tells how he did it iti a letter to The Herald
Wo dollarsls also sent in "for -the Little Minnie fund" Ly vYm. A. Bulen,
of Camp Verde, Yavapai county, Arizona. The letter from Frank Barr
Editor El Paso Herald:., ,.. T - , e
This monev is for Mranie- I have collected it from the neighborhood of
the Lamar school.Some .people said, "Are you a little beggar"; some shut
the door on mej anu-one'TOan said, 'No, sir." jfc
, .. Frank Barr7a5 MonfanaSt..
Witih $1S1.65 prevkitslyicknowle(lg.the$4fy today brings ilTe-fund
up to'siso.si. ":? .
Clifford Harmon to Sail an
Aeroplane; Turns Down
Big 0er Hot To Do It.
MR. PAULHAN AND
CURTISS FLY FIRST
Baldwin, Knabensime and
Beachy Open the Big Con
test in Dirigibles.
X.os Angeles, Cal., Jan. 10. Almost a.
faultless day, cloudless and with only a
slight breeze, opened the International
a t Domingtiea
the first of com-
petitive trials of
first trials were
not scheduled un
til 1 nf1nrtr tha
SOrjosD j iOJeMO aeroPianists' and
Pilots of the dl-
rlbles were busily engaged early this
morning testing their engines and the
noise sounded like several batteries, of
machine guns in action.
Xine biplanes and monoplanes are en
tered for the contests in those classes,
and In addition tnere. are the big cigar
shaped dirigibles belonging to Knaben
shue, Beachy and the United States
government. Capt. Baldwin sails the
The grandstand overlooking the trial
field holds 25,000 persons. It was
crowded long before .the big dirigibles,
the first to start the'fligbts, mounted
and began their evolutions.
But, this was only a part of ths
crowd. The -great field was fairlv
ringed with spectators, hundreds in
.Glen H. Curtiss will probahly- make
the first flight in an aeroplane today
and he will be followed by Paulhan,
Chas. K. Hamilton, of New Britain,
Conn., and the two French aviators,
MSscarol and Maisson, but any avdator
may go up at any time between 1
oclock and dark, and no doubt some of
them are planning a surprise in their
efforts to gaJn prizes and records for
speed and the length and height of
Another enthusiast who may make a.
flight before the day is over Is Clif
ford Harmon, a millionaire sportsman of
New York, whose machine Curtiss
tried out yesterday. Harmon holds tho
American "balloon record of 48 hours in.
the air. but has never yet ridden an
Commodore C. C. Benedict. Harmon's
fatherinlaw. prefers his soninlaw to re
main on the ground.
''Til give you the price of 10,000 ma
chines,' he said to Harmon, " "if you'll
not go up, " but Harmon turned it
Carwlle ia his propesltteH ia
f shirtwaist makers, iavelv-
accordlnjc to SanVaiors
. El Paso, Texas, Jan. 8.
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