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Bridges Are Swept Out and
Much Property Damaged
by Rushing Waters.
Still Further Damage Is
Feared From High Water
and Ice Filled Rivers.
St. Louis, 31c, Jan. 14. The Missie
sippi riVer front at St. Louis presented
a devastated appearance today. The riv
er, gorged with ice, rone from 22 feet
"Wednesday night to 31.9 feet early to
day, and then the gorge broke.
TnRid of ifam hoirrc the river fell
. . . . . ., . I
more than fire feet, boats on-the river
were left high and' dry by the rapid 1
fall and the levee is strewn with, wreck- J
The property loss will exceed 5200.
OOO. The immense iee gorge gave way un
der pressure of ice and water from the
Missouri river, but reports indicate that
the Mississippi is rising above St. IiOuis
and the water Is already above the dan
When the gorge broke, bridges were
swept out below here.
The gorge at Alton, 23 miles north,
broke this morning and will reach here
daring- the day. Another big gorge Is
forming at Alton, held by the bridge.
Trouble at Kansas City.
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 1?. While the
flood conditions in northern central Kan
sas are improved today the rivers in the
southern section are alarmingly high.
A number of bridges have been washed
away, and Arkansas City is almost sur
rounded by water.
The Santa Fe and the St. Louis and
San Francisco bridges are threatened by
ice and the Santa Fe's main line to
Texas is "blocked.
GIRL COMPLAINS THAT A
STAGE DRIVER ASSAULTED HER
Dalhari, Texas, Jan. 14. A special to
the Dalhart News from Lipscombe, a
town 30 miles from here, says that H. Xi.
Thrasher is in jail there on a charge
of assaulting the nineyearold daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hurley.
Thrasher was employed as the driver
of the mail hack between Lipscomb and
Ochiltree and had the little girl for
a passenger yesterday.
On reaching home ghe told her par
ents that she had been assaulted.
SWITCH ENGINE CREW
HELD FOR MANSLAUGHTER
Shreveporc, La., Jan. 14. Engineer
Maddox and engine foreman Leon Irving,
members of the Kansas City Southern
switch engine crew (that crashed into
a Texas and Pacific train Sunday, kill
ing three persons, were indicted today
by the grand jury, charged with manslaughter.
SPANISH REVOLT IS
Madrid, Spain, Jan. 14. The government has nipped in the bud a military
conspiracy fomented by the friends of Juan De Laclervay Penafiel, exmtnls
fer of the interior, against the present liberal cabinet and through which the
Conservatives are said to have aimed to embroil the army with the govern
The captain general of "Valencia, "Valladolid and Corona has been removed,
and a number of officers have been sent io provincial fortresses pending trial
before a court martial.
There are also grave rumors of a Carlist .uprising and it is understood that
Don Jaime, the Spanish pretender Is preparing to Issue a mnniiesto aiming at
free thinkers, protestnnts and other enemies of the social order and appealing
for a revival of Catholic unity as the anly means for Spanish regenration.
Prince Pignatelli was arrested today.
The affair has created little excitement as the government acted so erad
Ically. the movement being suppressed before it became generally known.
FIFTY OFFICERS ARRESTED.
Paris. France, Jan. 14. A dispatch from 3Iadrid says that the building
occupied by the military clnb was surrounded by the police today, and 50 army
officers were arrested.
ARTIST CHRISTY WAS
MADE THEM STRIP OFF CLOTHES ''
LOVING TO MODELS
Zanesville, Ohio, Jan. 14 Howard Chandler Christy, the artist, was a i ri
fling Sort of person, and one who prncticed pugilism on his wife, according to
testimony this morning in a suit brought by Mrs. Christy to obtain possession
of her daughter.
Charles F. Hall, a former Christy model, mentioned the names of a few
women models with whom Christy was on familiar terms.
He said a prospective model was compelled to disrobe completely that
Christy might judge their figures for artistic purposes. There was much free
dom between Christ- and the girls, Hall said, and hugging and kissing was ar
common past time. , -
At other limes Hall said Christy would hold and caress a model'a'ud call
her his "baby doll."
Christy's trip to take the Keeley cure was also related. ,
Mrs. Hall told-of how the artist struck his wife, knocking her down, ,
causing her nose to bleed, and "sitting on her." ,'
Mrs. Christy recently stated la an Interview that Christy was good to her.
till he came under the Influence of tu e Christian Scientists. '
Beef Prices Are Soaring
Skyward and the Supply
Is Getting Short.
MEN SAY NO
El Paso eats at least 20,000 pounds
of beef a day. Beef normally should
cost at most 6 cents a pound, -wholesale,
but now it costs at least 7 cents a
pound, and it Is going higher.
There are about 70.000 pounds of
beef In El Paso today in the hands of
the retailers less than four days sup
ply. Local retailers say they can buy
no more anywhere. Packing house
agents say they can buy plenty at the
market place, but that the local dealers
quote to cattlemen lower prices, and
thus get no beeves.
Such, in brief, is the beef condition
in El Paso today. About the only thing
e Jg beef Jg Tfiry Wgh; th(J
consumer pays well when he dines on
beef. Marketmen say they are very
nearly out of beef. They add that more
j cannot be bought. They hint that the
greatest meat famine known to El Paso
Pork Also High.
And not only beef, but pork, is quoted
high. Dressed hogs are being priced
between 11 and 12 1-2 cents' the pound.
But the placid, mild eyed sheep, as
usual, are in at the rescue. Mutton re
mains about the same. Maybe everybody
will be eating lamb fries, mutton roast
ed, mutton boiled, before long. Maybe
not. Who knows?
One large dealer says that his buyer
who has just returned from a tour over
the southwest, returned empty handed.
He says that the eastern packing houses i
have stripped the country of -market-I
able cows; that Fort Worth recently
has received all second grade cattle;
that the ranchmen have nothing to sell.
Other large dealers are up aga-inst the
same proposition. The famine is com
ing, they say. ,
To Be Still Scarcer.
"It has just started," warns 'a deal
er. "A famine is sure. We are not
soliciting any wholesale or hotel trade.
We are saving all the little we have
for our retail patrons. Beef will be
scarcer than ever before In El Paso."
"The dealers could get beef if they
paid the mai-ket price," said a packing
house ageni. "Yes, beef Is high, but
there is no mystery about it. It has
been knowi: for months that beef was
And so, although nobody seems to
agree, the .beef elevator may be ready
to slip up another story. All the pub-'
lie has to do is eat mutton, swear at
the butcher, and, like the elevator boy,
and the merry Tillage wit, holler, "Go
SISTER DIES IN EAST.
Dallas, Tex., Jan. 14. General E. F.
Gillian, head of the Spanish-American
war veterans' association, received a
message from Boston today announcing
the death of his sister there and im
mediately left for tne east. Tie was
forced to cancel appointments in vari
ous Texas cities.
IN THE BUD
One Survivor of Wrecked
Steamer Is Miraculously
Washed Ashore on a Spar.
OTHERS DROP INTO
SEA AND DROWN
Marshfield, Ore.. Jan. 14. The re
vised list of the crew and passengers
on board the steamer Czarina, which
was wrecked on Coos bay bar Wednes
day afternoon, show 24 lives lost-
The only man saved was Harry
Kentzell, first assistant engineer, who
was pulled unconscious from the surf.
All day yesterday the life saving
crew and hundreds of spectators stood
along the beach -helpless watching the sponsor for president Taft's bills, de
figures of six survivors who were signed to carry out his program for the
lashed to the rigging and mast
The seas were so tremendous that
it was impossible to get a life boat to
the wreck, and late in the afternoon
the survivors, exhausted by 2 hours
of buffeting the waves, one lay one
dropped into the surf and sank.
Kentzel's escape is a wonderful story
of man's endurance and physical
strength. When the ship piled on the
took 'to the rigging of the foremast,
Sea after sea smashed over the vessel,
the decks were awash and wreckage
was floating about. Suddenly
mendous sea swept the ship and Kent
zell and his companions were washed
from their places.
Kentzel was swept toward land but
time and again was carried out to sea J
by the shifting currents. He managed
to get hold of a piece of spar and was
slowly driven shoreward.
As he neared the beach he could see
the rescuers. Then consciousness left
him and he knew nothing more, until i
he came to on the beach beside a big j
fire. He had been brought back to life
.fter several 4iour&' - -x2gjros - ,.treatr -
ment- He lives in San Francisco.
TEXAN REFUSES TO
BE OUSTED BY UNION
Former President of Farm
ers ' Union to Attend Ft.
Houston, Texas, Jan. 14. E. A. Cal-
Farmers' Union, today declared that h&
will go to Fort Worth to attend the
convention of the union. desDite the
efforts of officials to read hMmselr ami i
D.J. Neill, another expert from the that an Aransas Pass-Corpiw Chrissi
association. Calvin says he will not be j canal will be ordered by the engineers
ousted and has as much right to at.- j and will then go to the ri 7ers and h'ar
president Loudermllk and other officials bors commission, members of whici ay
Calvin said: "I shall attend tne Fort i they favor the . roiect.
Worth meeting and as I have the pass
word I would like to see them keep me
out, but if It proves to be a meeting
of the new organization, headed by
president Lodermilk and otlier officials,
I shall not go near it."
The Harris county union in. session i
here today condemned the plan of, the I
Texas union to withdraw from the Na
tional organization but appointed dele
gates to both the Fort Worth and
Waco conventions which will be heiu
soon by rival factions.
President W. -T. Loudermilk. of the-l
Texas Farmers' union, today denied
the report that he will try to prevent
E. A. Calvin and O. P. Plye, former
presidents, and others from attending a j
c-umciejiue ul tne union, nere January :
23. Hhe conference will discuss th
withdrawal from the National associa
tion. Cochise, Ariz., Jan. 14. Stripped from
head to foot, hanging bv the side of his
tbunk with a blanket tied around his
neck and both feet tied together, Bill
Rodman, a yountr man nhnnt 19 wars
of age, of Carlsbad, N. M., was found
o-.-o i.u..j iu llic Vl JO.il U.L VUtUlBC. I
which he had been using as a sleeping
place because of lack of funds, about
S oclock Wednesday morning.
He came to town last .Monday and ap
plied for employment at various places,
finally obtaining work at a restaurant
as waiter. He was a young man of a
quiet disposition and. during his- short
life in Cochise, no one was able to learn j
He failed to put in an appearance at the
restaurant Wednesday morning and
someone was sent4p ascertain why he
was absent "!
Opening the- jail door he found the
lifeless body hanging by the neck with
the right hand resting upon the upper
bunk with the clothes by Its side.
lj Paris, France, Jan. 14. A dispatch from Lisbon quotes from an author
ized source affirming that the marriage of king Manuel, of Portugal, , and tho
priuee.ss Victoria Patricia (princess Pit), youngest daughter of the duke of
Connniight, will be solemnized next May.
Mondell Refuses to Stand
Sponsor for Taft Conser
FLY IN TEXAS
Washington, D. C, Jan. 14. President
Taft's special message on conservation
was delivered in the house soon after
convening today. The members follow
ed its -reading closely, and when it was
concluded a roar of applause from the
Republican side and several Democratic
members joined in the demonstration of
Representative Mondell, of Wyoming,
chairman of the house committee on
j public lands, has declined
conservation of natural resources. He
offered to introduce the measures "by"
request," but the proffer was occlined.
"Insurgents" Are Brauiicd.
Representative Dwiglit, Republican
"whip" of the house, stated, today that
an agreement had been reached between
the regulars and insurgents whereby the
latter would atten-1 the party -aucus to
take action on the Balllnger-Puehot
nIes"satIon. and would abide thereby
Both Ballinger and Pinchot may be
represented by counsel throughout the
cAti(rrA!iniial Invsriirntion nf thftr nf.
, . , , . ,, , ..
nces. xnis was pracucany agreea io
j by the senate and house conferes today.
Not wishing to interfere with several
hundred pensions and several other
matters, statehood may not be called
in the house until Monday.
Delegate Andrews introduced bills
providing that the secretary of tho
treasury purchase a site to erect a fed-
eral building at Belen and appropriating
$150,000; that the secretary of war give
an honorable discharge to A. W. Sud-
Ld - Uth.
Andrews had passed the following
pension bills in the house: John Mur
phy Albuquerque, $24; judge Swan,
Capitan, $24; Catherine Bell, Mineral
Cameron had passed pension bills in
the house for Frances Alexander, $24,
and Fred J. Joslyn, $20.
Coast Ship Canal.
A board of engineers considering a
15 foot channel, between Corpus Chrlsti
and Aransas Pass, may decide to ex
tend the canal to Rock Port, according
to an announcement here today. At
leasT the board .vlll consider the nro-
ject. Representative Garner is satisfied
Aeroplane Tests In Texas.
Representative Slayden.-of Texas, was
today advised by Gen. Allen, of the sig
nal corps, that a Wright aeroplane will
be. sent to Fort Sam Houston at San An
tonio, where the United States army will
use the machine. Wilbur Wright may go
there to superintend the flights
A TEXAS SHERIFF GETS
INTO TROUBLE IN LOUISIANA
New Orleans, La., Jan. 14. Sheriff
Giles, of Beaumont, was arrested here
today for taking In custody R. E. Black-
wen charged with embezzlement, with
nnr 'first securine- a reauisition
Giles caught Blackwell on the street,
The authorities informed Giles that he
was liable to stand trial for kidnaping,
but as Blackwell then waived his requi
sition rights, Giles and his prisoner
were allowed to return to Texas.
The act must have been done some
time during the night, as the body was
cold. There was not a scratch to be
found nor apparently had there been
any struggle. Death evidently came easi
ly but very slow, from strangulation,
tlO lilt; lie"- 11 - ..vi. uiun.cu.
A coroner's jury was promptly sub
penaed and an inquest held over the
body, the jury bringing in a verdict that
"he committed suicide and death was
occasioned from strangulation, cause for
committing same unknown."
Dr. McKinney. of Cochise, examined the
Dooy aim iu.i.-u nun me necK was not
broken and death had been brought
The body was interred in the CoMip
cemetery at 2 oclock Thursday after
noon. There was nothing found in the dead
man's clothes to identify him. '
It is. however, stated that he told
nnrties that his mother and father re
sided in Carlsbad, N. M.
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13. EHTOHCXC SHDVOINT5 COXOiNEX. . aOOSE.'SEX.'E. EDW BLGEC
WILL GIVE IT OUTLET TO PACIFIC
New York, N. Y. Jan. 14 Headed by
Dr. F'. S. Pearson, a New York, Lon
don and Canadian capitalist, powerful
foreign interests have . recently ac-
quired in open market a big block of
Rock Island common and preferred j
stock, said to represent about one-fifth
of the whole.
Some time ago Dr. Pearson attracted
the attention of Wall street by organ
izing a $40,000,000 syndicate that took'
over the Sierra Madre Land and Lum
ber company, property of Col. W. C.
Greene, the Chihuahua & Pacific rail
road and the Rio Grande, Sierra Ma
dre & Pacific 'in Mexico.
Coast Line Through El Paso.
This syndicate is now extending the
Chihuahua & Pacific to the Pacific
coast and extending tjhe Rio Grande,
Sierra Madre & Pacific to a connection
with the 'Chihuahua & Pacific at Ma
dera. Mexico. It will then have a
direct route into El Paso, Texas, to fit
in with tlie Rock Island line.
These Mexico interests tap large
COLD BLOCKS TRAFFIC
IN CHICAGO SECTION
Chicago, 111., Jan. 14. One of the most serious train blockades In the his
tory of Chicago is reported by the railroads today. -
The tieup Is so complete that shipments of milk and coal are stclled miles
The telegraph companies also are in bad shape, especially north and
A fuel famine in Chicago is more than imminent.
Hundreds of cars in the yards are
a freeze come, coal laden cars will be
PROPERTY TO RE SOLD
IF TAXES ARE NOT PAID'1
'If persons owning real estate or
personal property fail to pay up their (
taxes, the property will De seized and
sold to satisfy the taxes due," said city
assessor Louis E. Behr this morning.
'The council and myself have been
working on the delinquent rol'.-. ami
some of those who have been owing
for 1908 and 1907 have come In and
paid up but there are a number still
outstanding and they will be forced to
get busy or lose their property at
TWO MEN GIVE BOND.
Jacob Ilitsky, charged with burglar
izing the warehouse of W. H. Con
stable was yesterday released on bond.
J. H. Jones, who was arrested last
week on a charge of embezzlement at
$12, has been released, his bond being
signed by his employer, L.. E. Gillett.
V. UNDEK.VOOO Ai& ONDEJaaOOOO.
areas of undeveloped timber, mineral
and agricultural land.
While developping tho timber tracts
o the Sierra Madre the Pearson syn-
tion of a big saw mill at El Paso, Texas.
The movement in the Rock Island!
it is said, will work in perfect har
mony with judge W. H. Moore and First
National bank interests, who) witjh
Daniel G. Reid, in recent years, have
dominated the Rock Island.
Rock Isfand Changes.
Daniel G. Reid has resigned as chair
man of the executive committee of the
Chicago, Rick Island & Pacific and
Richard A. Jackson has also resigned
as president and director of the Rock
Island company. Robert Walker, for
merly assistant general counsel, was
elected his successor, was made chair
man of the executive committee and a
director as well as general counsel.
Daniel Reid will remain chairman of
the directors and a director of the Rock
Island company and the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific railroad.
up, to their axles In slush and should
frozen to the tracks.
UNIONISTS LEAD IN
iJondon, England, Jan. 14. Three to nothing In favor of the Unionists Is
the tally at the end of ,the first day of the elections for members of the third
parliament of king Edward's reign.
Joseph Chamberlain, for Birmingham, west, high prlcf of the tariff re
form, was the first man entitled by tlU voting to appear with the letters Of
V after his name, though because of falling health, he will never be able to
take his seat In the house "
The first real test of strength comes tomorrow, when a dozen London
constituencies and such Industrial centers as Manchester, Birmingham, Bolton
and Wolverhampton vote.
rnlonlst agents actually claim that they will gnln 14 votes In Lancashire.
but the Liberals scout the Idea of their opponents being able to make any
Inroads In a section which has always stood solid for free trade.
El Paso, Texas,
January 14, 3910. 10 Pages
Also Wants to Put Out
Young Forests at Sources
of Streams in the West.
ASKS FOR 2-TEW
PUBUO LAND LAW
Urges Improvement of the
Waterways in an Effort to
Get Better Freight Kates.
Washington, D. C. Jan. 14, A ben&
Issue of 939,000,000 for the Immediate
completion of all irrigation enterprises
sow under -way in the west Is one of
the strong recommendations of pretddeat
Taft. in the special message which, be
sent to congress today.
He also wants the federal land larva
amended o as to protect power sites,
coal lands and phosphate deposits fresa
The president also recommends an ap
propriation for improving .the water
ways of the coHntry aad Incidentally
parses out a compliment for secretary
Ballisger by giving him credit for ad
vocating: the things rccommesiei to
day. The message fellows x
To the senate and house of representa
tives: In my annual message I reserved tho
subject of the conservation of our na
tural resources for discussion In a spe
cial message as follows:
In several departments there is pre
sented the necessity for legislation
looking to the further conservation of
our natural resources and the subject
Is one of such Importance as to require
a more detailed and extended discussion,
than can be entered upon In this com
munication. The PhdIIc Domain.
For this reason, I shall take an early
opportunity to send a special message to
congress on the subject of the improve
ment of our waterways; upon the
reclamation and irrigation of arid,
semlarid and swamp lands; upon the
preservation of our forests and the re
foresting of suitable areas; upon the re
classification of the public domain with
a view of separating from agricultural
settlement, mineral, coal and phosphate
lands and sites belonging to the gov
ernment bordering on streams suitable
for the utilization of water power.
In I860 we had a public domain of
1,055,911,288 acres. We have now 731,
354.0S1 acres, confined largely to the
mountain ranges and the arid and semi
arid plains. We have in addition, -368,-
035,975 acres of land In Alaska.
The public lands were, during the
earliest administrations, treated as a
national asset for the liquidation of pub
lic debt and source of reward for our
soldiers and sailors. Later on they
were donated in large amounts in aid of
the construction of wagon roads and
railways Jn order to open up regions
in the west then almost inaccessible.
Lands Obtained by Fraud.
The principal land statutes were
enacted more than a quarter of a cen
tury ago. The homestead act, the pre
emption and timber culture act, the
coal land and the mining acts were
among these. The rapid disposition of
the public lands under the early stat
utes and the lax methods of distribu
tion prevailing, due, I think: to the be
lief that these lands should rapidly
pass into private ownership, gave rise
to the Impression that the public do
main was legitimate prey for the un
scrupulous, and that it was not con
trary to good morals to circumvent
This prodigal manner of disposition
resulted In the passage of large areas
of valuable Jands and many of our na
tural resources into the hands of per
sons who felt little or no responsibility
for promoting the national welfare
through their development. The truth
is that title to millions of acres of pub
lic lands was fraudulently obtained,
and that the right to recover a large
part of such lands for the government
long since ceased by reason of the
statutes of limitation.
Preservation a Problem.
There has developed in recent years
a deep concern in the public mind re
specting the preservation and proper
use of our natural resources.
This has been particularly directed
toward the conservation of resources of
the public domain. The problem Is how
to save and how to utilize, how to con
serve and still to develop; for'no sane
pcr;on Cn" contend tha !t is for the
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