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El Paso, Texas,
January 1 8, 1910.--10 Pages
j II the News
Herald Prints It first
While It' Freak.
ON A REAL RUBBER PLANTATION
TfiEHHG RffKEER OH aHLCEEH ESTATE KftLATORA. CZYLOK
Senator Hudspeth Says In
vestigation Will Reveal
DOES NOT KNOW
"We expect that there will be some
startling, disclosures In regard to the
finances of thepenitentiary when the
auditors report to the general commit
tee on Investigation at Huntsville next
Thursday or Friday," said state sena
tor Claude Hudspeth. of El Paso,
chairman of the sub-committee, which
has been investigating the conduct .f
the state penitentiary, this morning.
"Indications point to a shortage
somewhere in the finances qf the in
stitution, but the exact amount Is not
known at yet. However, it is under
stood that the disclosures will be
startling and show the way the pen
itentiary has been conducted during
the past ten years.
"Until the auditor have made their
report, it is not possible'for me to say
just what recommendations we shall
make. However, in November, we rec
ommended that th: system of leasing
convicts be abolished and that the pris
oners be placed on the state farms. In
connection with this we recommended
the acquisition of two more farms for
the purpose, one of them to be located
in the southern part of the state for
Vie use of negroes and the other in the
central portion for the white convicts,
as the latter cannot stand the climate
down in the canebreaks.
"El Paso has a number of convicts
in the penitentiary, but I believe I saw
only two white men there from this
section, the greater number being
Senator Hudspeth paid his poll tax
yesterday afternoon and remarked:
"Well, I am ready to cast my vote,"
but he would not state how he would
vote in the coming election.
He said that he had not come to El
Paso solely for the purpose of paying
his poll tax, but intends to make his
home here in the future, his famlly
having resided at 1214 Blver street for
several months past. "I will engage
in the practice of law In El Paso and
am glad to be able to make my home
here," he said. My ranch property
required so much of my time and at
tention that I could not live here, but
I have got them Into shape now so
that I need not worry about them and
I can live here.
1 am a candidate for re-election to
the senate and so far have no opposi
tion, nor do I expect any.
"I did not expect the committee
would be called to meet so soon again
b::t must go to Huntsville where w
will receive the report of the auditors oluc"I6f."'c tr ""ia" " te "
ZzJLa. a ,t -, w.m h nhiftlpectea that the committee will report
Thursday, and expect we will be able
to make our recommendations on Jan
HOUSE OF GOVERNORS
IS NOW IN SESSION
Meeting of Chief Executives
of States Gathers in
Washington, D. K?., Jan. ,18. Gover
nors from 30 states gathered here today
to discuss problems of state and na
tion. Governor Wilson, of Kentucky, who
presided, said in his address that no
better means of devising Improved and
uniform state legislation could have
been found than for the governors to
come together and, with partisan feel
Srig forgotten, talk over questions in
-which all are interested.
QUANAH ROAD MA Y BE
' . BUILT TO EL .PASO
Quanah, Tex., Jan. 18. Advices received today from Sam Lazarus, a St
Louis capitalist who is backing the new road, the Quanah, Acme and Pacific,
announce that the road will he extended either to El Paso or Roswell, N. M.
Surveyors are already in the field and the western terminus willfbe deter
mined when the reports are received.
The Toad now goes as far as Paducah.
There Is weeping and Trailing In Sporrville. When the second Instalment
of free tickets to the races for the ino nth -were sent out many of the falth
fHl fOHBd their nevr passes an absent quantity. 3Iore than half of the free
list for the races has been suspended. It is now necessary to dig for the dol
lar and a half or stay at home. As a compromise proposition, the field stand
with its two hit admission fee remain, a hut to he away from the chant
of the slate holders a the betting ring and the horsey atmosphere of the
paddock Is worse than sot going at all. A total of 0 per week Is a hit strong,
the hoys say, to pay for the opportunity of gambling at the other fellow's
odds and the attendance is expected to be diminished as n result of the mote
to make the track at least pay the expenses of the secret service men.
OFICE'TO SAVE TOWNS
Louisville, Ky. Jan. IS. A special train conveyed a thousand pounds of
33-Baraite to the great ice gorge of the Ohio river near Brandenburg today,
and aa effort will be wade to remove the danger from flood which grows
mere Imminent every hour.
Forty men, under direction of Capt. Lytic Brown, U. S. A went to Ste
vensport, Ky., last night to work on the gorge there.
The river was stationary st Louisville last night, hut a two foot rise la
reported at Cincinnati aHd It has been raining here for 12 hours.
A great ice gorge In the river broke this morning several places be
tween LeHisUlle and Wolf creek, the sonthermost point, carrying a score of
Tskanry boats down river. It Is too soon to tell, however, whether -the great
alcld. of ice, Bearly 7 miles least, will move out entirely or will gorge
again further down the river.
.Germany Declines to Accept
Proposals Made by the
WAR ON TARIFF ,
Berlin, Germany, Jan. 18 The Ger
man government has cabled Washing
ton a reply to the memorandum recently
received from the United States in re
lation to the tariff on shipments be
tween the two countries.
While it does- not accept the Ameri
can wishes in various respects and es
pecially concerning the importation of
meat, the German response is sent In
the hope that It will be satisfactory
and all that the German government
can do. t
The reply was dispatched with a
certain feeling of gravity because of
the feeling -that Germany can do no
more and must be prepared for trade
hostilities should the United States
unhappily insist on more than Germany
accords to other countries.
THEFT OF LAND
Prominent JMen Placed on
Trial in Denver on the
Denver, Colo., Jan. IS With federal
judge Trieber, of the eastern district
of Arkansas, presiding, the case of
Lewis H. Rumsey, of St. Louis; F. W.
Keitel, of Denver, and their associates,
charged with conspiracy to defraud the
government out of more than 5000
acres of coal land in Routt county,
Colorado, was begun here today.
Upon the outcome of the case de
pends whether or not a number of other
prominent men in Colorado and other
states will be tried, charged with at
tempts to obtain timber, ston?, coal and
mineral lands, as they were indicted. in
Colorado under the same statute.
SENATE GETS THE
Is Expected to .Report "Dpon
the Measure Favorably
Washington, Jan. XL. The statehood
bills were received in the senate today
from the house. A senate committee
on territories is now in session, con-
to the senate favorably this week, with
little or no change. The bills will pass
the senate by unanimous vote.
Governors Curry and Sloan are at
tending the sessions of governors here.
It is predicted that judges Parker and
McFIe will be reappointed.
Judge Cooley's resignation has not
yet been received here.
The house bill to establish a bureau
of mines has been inade the special
order of the house for next Tuesday.
WACO TO REGULATE
HER STREET CAR RATES.
Waco, Tex., Jan. 18. City attorney
Lud Williams today submitted an opin
ion to the city commission that it has
power t." regulate and control schedules
of street railways, and an ordinance
looking to such regulations will be pre
pared. If it is passed, Waco will be the first
Texas city to practically control Its
Supreme Court to Decide
Ownership Through Two
or More States.
QUESTION IS ONE
Washington, January 18. A contro
versy between citizens of the states of
California and Nevada, involving the
right to use for irrigation and other
purposes the waters of the Walker
river, which flow in both states, and
attacking the jurisdiction of the United
States clrcuitcourt in Nevada to inter
fere in the title rights to lands in Cali
fornia, was argued In the supreme
court of the United States today.
Own Many Acres.
The case was originally entitled:
"Miller & Lux vs. Thomas P. Rick
ey." The plaintiffs own about 23,000
acres of land in Nevada, lying along
the Walker river ,and the defendant,
Rickey, and associates hold title to
about 40,000 acres located in Califor
nia along the headwaters of the same
niver and above the Miller & Lux prop
erty. Miller & Lux begun the original ac
tion In the United States circuit c6urt
in Nevada in 1902, to restrain the Rick
ey interest from using the waters of
the Walker river in California, which
they alleged deprived them of their
supply in Nevada. Rickey pleaded lack
of jurisdiction on the part of the court,
but judge Hawley of the United States
circuit court of Nevada held that he
had a right to regulate the titles to
laud in California.
Nevada Men Appeal.
The defendants then brought suit In
the superior court of Mono county,
California, against Miller & Lux to
quiet title o the California land. Judge
Hawley, upon application of Miller &
Lux, enjoined this action on the ground
of an Invasion of the jurisdiction of
the federal court. The circuit court of
appeals at San Francisco, sustained the
injunction and the case reached the
United States supreme court on appeal
of the Nevada parties from that af
firmance. Similar to Colorado Case,
The case, Is similar to that wherein
the waters of the Arkansas ri,ver were
in dispute between the citizens of Kan
sas and Colorado some years ago, and
which was decided finally in favor of
Colorado. The decision in that case,
however, was founded upon the pre
sumption that the people of Colorado
would be more seriously damaged by a
decision against them than would the
people of Kansas.
In the present case, the court is ex
pected to decide the ownership of the
waters of a river running through two
or more states and also the question
" .. fo nf n ctnta havo
whether the courts of one state have
a right to render decisions anecung
the titles to land' lying within another
State Rights Involved.
Charles C. Boynton, attorney for the
Rickey Interest, denied this right In
his argument today. He declared that
the old question of state rights was
again involved an this case. If the pre
cedent were established in this case, he
asserted, the courts of Louisiana or of
any other state lying along the lower
parts of the Mississippi river might as
sume to regulate the titles of land ly
ing as far away as the banks of the
Missouri river in Montana
Even the courts of Canada, he said,
might assert their right to take cogni-
I zance of the conditions In the United
States affecting land lying along
streams which flow across the borders
of two countries.
I Making an Effort to Run
Them Out of Business
St. tLpuIs, Mo., Jan. IS. The state
supreme' conrt at Jefferson City is to-
j aay nearmg cne argument on tne suit
niea oy tno attorney general, who is
trying to fine or oust all Missouri rail
roads, 16 In number, for violating, it
is said, the anti-trust laws in establish
ing freight and passenger rates.
Of these "roads, the Frisco, M. K. & T.,
Santa Fe, Rock Island. Iron Mountain
and Cotton Belt enter Texas.
Aiiesv luaus, uruugu counsel, say
they will fight the suit to the lat ditch. 4
uney enterea a -aemurrer.
GOVERNMENT AHEAD INT
London, England, Jan. IS Completed returns from yesterday's elections
for members of parliament make the standing of the parties to date as fol
Government coalition-Liberals, 70; Laborites, 17 j Irish Xationalhrf. ;.
Opposition Unionists, 90. ' - '
Net Unionist gain, 30. .
Are Rescued By Friends Who Care. Father In Prison, May Care, Too.
All the troubles of Franeisen
And with the pasj-ia ut tli ronsumptivg mother the family smiHn;r Louisa, little mother, mid IVrt.-.i and
Pilar, robust little bojs are left aloneln the -norld. public elmrges.
But friends, acting through .e Women's Associated. ti.iritltf, luiie rescued the three healthy children.. The
three little Lascanos are now boarding with a welltodo M-'.aii fnm!!, at the expene of private subscriptions,
the majority coming through The, Herald, which published a history oi the ease at Christmas time.
And the little blind baby, diseased and helpless, hns been adopted by a godfather, completing the program
s So the death, which occurred but a few du?s ago, has, after all, brought good fortune to the mother's loved
onesand perhaps she died gladly.
" While the mother wns buried at
who really care.
A father in prison may care,
FgQM TH .EUgOfgAivr EDITIOH
Colombo, Ceylon, Jan. 18. The little
pear shaped paradise of palms, pearls
and perfumes which lies to the south of
India has from the earliest times sup
plied products which all other countries
have been eager to possess. The "mer
chant ships of the ancients flocked to
the shores to produce priceless gems;
In the Middle Ages tthe European na
tions tumbled over one another to ob
tain spices, and nowadays the island is
famed throughout the world for the ex-
This Question to Be As Im
portant as the Matter of
Wages in Future.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. IS. Better
"working conditions In mines is to be
the battle cry of the miners of the
The disaster at Cherry, 111., has given
a new 'impetus to the movement for
federal regulation of mines and this
matter will be second only in import- j
ance to the question of wages In the j
annual convention of the United Mine
"Workers of North America, which
opened in Tomlinson hall today
Anthracite miners of Pennsylvania
are sparsely represented in the con
vention, because they have no wage
scale to negotiate with the mine owners
at this time.
But all bituminous miners are deeply
concerned In the proposed deal for an
Increase of wages between 10 and 20
It Is improbable that this confer
ence will continue longer than ll"days
because a joint conference of miners
and operators in Pennsylvania, Ohio
and Indiana to consider a new wage
contract Is scheduled for February 1
at Toledo. H i
It is generally conceded that the re
cent balloting will showsar reelection of
president Lewis and secretary-treasurer
The Socialists have gained ground
steadily In the organization and it is
expected that they will be active in the
Lasenno arc oier nov. She it ueml.
public expense, her children are being
top, but he cannot help.
n ro PI!
UlL.Ua Ul I
I celence of its tea. In the future, rub
ber bids fair to become an even more
valuable and important article of ex
There is now only one land which has
a large acreage under ruDD-er. xnax is
the Malay peninsula, with 188,000 acres,
4000 more than Ceylon.
The estimated value of Ceylon's rub
ber plantations is 6,440,000, reckoning
at 35 an acre. Tea plantations in the
island are estimated as worth 30 an
The United States Warned
Against the Destruction of.
Its Forests of Pines.
Washington, Jan. IS. J. Horace Mc
Farland, president of the Amencia
Civic Federation, made a plea- for stax
legislation to promote puolic .control,
of privately owned forests Defore thei
conference on uniform state legislation
"Using every day three times as
much as ne grow and wasting as much
as we use, we can -see the end of wood
iu the United States," he bald.
"Four-gfths of the timber standing In
the United States is privately owned
and all is being cut destructively. The
remaining fifth is iu the government's
possession and if it weer cut clean,
there would only be enough left to last
the United States 10 years at the pres
ent rate of consumption.
"All the power to preserve these for
ests rests with the sovereign states. It
is for this reason that uniform lesris- '
lation for public control of privately
owned forests is imperative."
GOES TO PRISON
His Last Hope Vanishes.
Penitentiary Now Yawns
Chicago, I1J., -Jan. 18. The last hope
of John R- AValsh, the former Chicago
banker, of keeping out of prison, '-was
dispelled today when" the United State
circuit court of .appeals overruled his 1
.motion for a new trial on the ground of
alleged misconduct of jurors' in the
The court also ordered a inandate is
sued to the - striot court, the court "of
original jurisdiction. ' j" ,
It is expected that Mr. Walsh will be
senteuced this afternoon -and turned
over to the United States marshal, who.
will take him to the federal prison at
HOUUSE ADOPTS PIXCHOT-BAL-
, LINGER CONFERENCE REPORT. (
Washington, D. C.Jan. 18. The con
ference report on the Ballinger-Pinchot
resolution was adopted unanimously by
the house today.
housed and clothed by persons
iifiisiii p liiii' v
acre, ,11,700,000 in all. The whole of
the cultivated land Is estimated as be
ing worth 20,984,400, so that rubber
is valued at almost a third of the tbtal.
4 The remarkable progress made in the
planting of the product will easily De
realized when it 'Is stated that 10 years
ago scarcely a thousand acres were
planted In rubber. Five years later the
figure had extended only 25,000, where
as it is now considerably more than
seven times that amount.
Some Slight Reductions May
Also Be Made on the Lines
West of Here.
AT LAST THE
CUT HAS COME
Turn on the joy fountains and let
the brass bands of rejoicing play- as j
never before. Sleeping car rates have
. "Wild rumor has been confirmed by
local Pullman company officials. It is
', true impossible as It may sound. The
j traveling public have a post-Christmas
', It costs 7.50 for a berth from El
Paso to Kansas city at present. But
after January 24 it will cost only 6.50,
jusf?l less. Think of it one whole
And rates will be reduced to all
northern points and some eastern and
western cities. Anyway $1 will oe
saved on Kansas city and northern runs.
In accordance with the dictation of
tne interstate commerce commission,
the hiS sleeping car company has ad-
j justed its rates. Reductions are based
j on short line adjustment, in railroad
terms. That is, new roads have been
built and old roads extended while the
rates have remained the same. 2Cow all
Pullman rates will be averaged accord
ing" to present conditions.
Northern points will principally be
effected by the new ruling based on the
Kansas city reduction with an average
saving to the consumer of sleep to
northern" cities. "Western and. eastern
rates will undergo a smaller reduction
since present conditions Tare' oh a more
proper "scale1 ,in tfiose-directions.
BtACK HAND STEALS
'-- -An Italian maiden
1 Chicago, IU.,' Jan. 1S.-Ab old 'kidnaping; believed te be the work of the
Black Hand, was successfully carried, out this morning when Maria Marocclo,
aseentcenyearold Italian girl, was' forced Into a cab when she left her heme
. to7go to work and was driien an ay.
4 1 31nrln's yonnger sister, Rosa, was also jeixcd but broke nway and spread
the alarm. , .
" Three men whom Rosa said she had aeAerscen before, carried out the kid-
naping. ' 9 r
According to witnesses, the cab
Best In the
Del Rio. Texas. Jan. 14, 110.
Editor EI Paso Herald: " ,....
Your skvscraper edition is a hummer and 15 m keeping with your
reputation for benig the best paper in the southwest.
You "ive us news" while it IS news,, and furthermore your .liberal
olic in giving puhlicityto the whole southwest ought tc be thorough!-
a pprcpfcited. - M , ... ,, . . ,
Thercis "nothing small about 3-011, like there is in the San Antonio
The space you gave Eel Rio was noticed andr favorably- commented
on bv manv, for which we thank you. "N
Wishing you much success, I remain,
D. Cushihg. f
G-len Curtis to Try to Sail
From Los Angeles to San
Diego, 98 Miles.
GOES UP m BALLOON
Will Make An Effort to Sail
Across the Country and
Land in Canada.
Los Angeles, CaL, Jan. 18. -If the
Ideal weather conditions of yesterday
prevail again today, Glens Cartlsa Trill
attempt the b paralleled feat of a
flight from here te San Siege, for
-which the people of San. Diego have of
fered a purse ef 95,09.
Curtlxs will take advantage ef the
first favorable aeaeBt te make the at
tempt, for if he dees net, Paalham Trill
likely rise in one ef his big Fansaa
machines and. do it first.
There is ho doubt is the mind ef the
"VJaakee flyer or of the Frenchman
either that It can. he dene.
The distance is S miles, hat 'tis a
hazardoHS KHdertaklng, as the aviator
Trill he compeled te cross a range ef
moBjat&lns, or else will have te fly
over the Pacifle ocean nearly the en
Definite announcement will prob
ably be made today that the meeting
will not he extended beyond Janaary
29. The crewds are increasing daily,
bat both Ckrfis-s and. Paalhaa have
been aader terrific strain the last eight
days aHd express a desire for a rest as
seen as the meeting closes.
Clifford H. Haraaen of New York, who
holds the 4S-hoar halleea record, will
ascend In his balloon, New York, aad
sake an attempt for a long distance
He hopes to land la Eastern Canada.
Man Sues Sheriff Because
the Grand Jury In
Weatherford, Tex., Jan. 18. A stir
was caused here today when it becarae
known that J. C. James, president of
the Santo Mining ' company, of Palo
Pinto county, filed suit against sheriff;
Pope, deputy sheriff Martin and Geo.
S. Brierton, of Palo Pinto county,
charging that a conspiracy among- them
has resulted. In an indictment for theft
by the Palo Pinto county- grand jury.
James asks $10,000.
LIVE WIRE KILLS
A SMALL GDL.
"Waco, Tex Jan. 18. Lucile
Overby, aged 12, daughter of E.
C. Overby, a former newspaper
man, was instantly killed late
last night by a powerful shock
received when she grasped a. live
wire connected with a street
light. Ed Carey burned his
hands trying to rescucthe girl.
had "been wnums tea ci i