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f rlday Evening,
January 21,1910- 10 Pages
All the News
Herald Prints It First
Effective Protest Against Meat Trust
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Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 21. Local representatives of the Guggenheim Interests have secured options on SO
percent of tie New River coal field which comprises 200,000 acres, as part of a plan to combine the entire bitu
bUrohs coal Interests of southern West Virginia, the Falrmonnt field and the holdings of the Pittsburg Coal Co.
This will give the Guggenhclms control of about 73 percent of the soft coal of the country.
Eighth Grade Pupils Leave
Ward Schools to Enter the
SECOND TERM OF
THE YEAR BEGINS
Half of the school cycle has been
covered and the pupils of the city
schools -will begin Monday on the last
lap -which separates them from the
much coveted vacation time. Examina
tions have been in progress during the
week and the work of the half term has
been brought to a close.
Miss Mamie Sexton, principal of the
San Jacinto school, -will entertain the
members of the graduating class of
her school this evening at the school
building. She -will be assisted by Misses
M&rgharetaLe Baron, Alma Jones, Janie
Ellis and Mrs. Frank Payne, instruct
ors ut the San Jacinto school.
At the Mesa school the parents and
patrons met this afternoon to discuss
the work of the half year just closed
and to plan for the remainder of the
The graduates from the Lamar,
Mesa and San Jacinto school, the three
grammar schools having eighth grade
classes to enter the high school at this
San Jacinto Emily Berry, Lena
Butchifsky. Clara Fink, Almira Mead,
Kate Merkin, Jennie pison, Edith Tay
lor, Edna Van .ratten, Dovie "Wall, Eva
"Weeks, John Fassett, Philip Holzman,
Philip Merrill, Day Verne Stearns, Lee
Mesa school Alice Bishop, Anna Mae
Collard, Llla Gaylord, Ruth Hodges,
Ruth Keating, Mary Keating. Ethel
Langford, Delka Mueller, Emilie Orms
bee. Amy Jean Robinson, Bessie Rout
ledge, Minnie Zwlck, Eunice Anderson,
Frances Jenkins, Flora Hague, Eliza
beth Stevens, Minnie Lee Lassiter, Ern
est Hatton, Ross Hill, Lewis Ormord,
Louis Robertson, Earl Weiilger, "Wal
ter Ponsford, George Johnson.
Lamar school Ruth Ravel, Helen
Caspary, Blanch Garvin. Rose Graham,
Carrie Brooks, Ada Roundtree, Lillle
Malone, Gay Montgomery Ina Pal.net
cr, Rowland Stasfie1, Tom Schneider,
George Corning, Alex Greaves, Doug
las Allen, Scott "White, James Robert
son. COAL CHUTES BUR.VS.
Mt. Pleasant, Tex., Jan. 21. Fire at 4
oclock this morning totally destroyed the
big Cotton Belt coal cUute and shed and
lour cars loaded with coal. The loss will
Did yoR see the ceraet last night? It
net, for several El Paseans did see It.
The comet was visible about C ocfocfc, directly over the smelter from
the city. These whe saw it last sight, believe that it may be seen again this
eTcnlHg and are preparing to watch for it.
The comet appeared low, close to the horizon, with the tail In the air,
and was visible for some time.
R. H. Smith, of 1015 Nevada street, saw it and showed it to two other
people. "When he first saw It, he was standing on the porch of C. W. Mills's
residence on Arizona street, and he called Mrs. Mills out to see It. Then, he
went home to his residence at 1015 Nevada street, and got Mrs. Smith and
she-wed It to her. This took 15 minutes or more and the comet remained In
Sight all that time.
The comet was reported as havlug been seen In Dallas and several other
localities last night also.
This sensational modern lrama, the hit of the season in New YorkJas
just been novelized, and will -be-printed in the columns of The Herald pa a
short time. Opening chapters will appear Saturday.
"The Fourth Estate" is a powerful story, dealing with politic, the
press, society and corruption in public life. A young editor fights aibattle
against corruption on the .bench, at sacrifice of the love he bears Jfor the
daughter of the man his conscience forces him to assail. Everymethod
known to tie trickster is resorted to in an effort to break him 'down or
swerve him from his course boycot by advertisers, social snubs. and per
sonal assaults, but he holds to the mark and prints the news. ,
.The play isone of the most sensational that New York hak witnessed
in years. Many of the scenes take .place in the composing rojm and edi
torial room of a modern newspaper. It is intensely thralling. . - N
Following "The Fourth Estate," Itose Stahl's famous success, "The
Chorus Lady," will be-printed. The Herald --lias bought the riglrts for both
nc fTicr .
V V V V V V . V V V V V V V V
TEXAS CHILD IS
. BURXED TO DEATH
San Angelo, Tex., Jan. 21.
"While playing around a fire "
yesterday, the child of C. M.
Hayes fell into the flames, re-
celving burns -which caused Its
death today. Mrs. Hayes -was
seriously burned trying to res-
cue the child.
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MINERS TO BE
MERGED AS ONE
Committees Named to Bring
Together the Two Or
ganizations. Indianapolis.Ind., Jan. 21. A defin
ite plan for the projected merger of
the organized metal and coal miners
of the United States and Canada will
be laid before the convention of United
Mine Workers "by a committee repre
senting the coal miners of the "Western
Federation of Miners.
The conference committee of the lat
ter organization includes Charles H.
Moyer, president; C. B. Mahoney, vice
president; "William Davidson, member
of the executive hoard; James Devlin,
Daniel Holland, M. J. O'Connor and J.
The two committees will Immediately
take up the work of framing a coali
tion contract that will bring about
either an amalgamation or an offen
sive and defensive working agree
ment. Thomas L. Lewis, of Ohio, was re
elected president of the United Mine
'"Workers over "William Green, of Ohio,
his only opponent, by more than 23,000
majority, according to figures an
nounced in the convention today.
Frank J. Hayes, of Illinois, was elec
ted vice president, defeating E. S. Mc
Cullough, the present incumbent, and
Edwin Perry was chosen secretary
treasurer without opposition.
OIL COMPANY TO
Successors to Waters-Pierce
to Make Improvements
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 21. That the
new Fordyce Oil company, -which took
over the "Waters-Pierce Oil company's
Texas property, will soon make exten
sive improvements and establish
branches in many additional towns, is
learned at the offis of S. "W. Fordyce
The company officials believe the
future prosperity and large number of
settlers coming to that state demand
It is known that several hundred
thousand dollars will be spent.
POPPING COALS SET "
FIRE TO RESIDENCE
Clarksville, Tex., Jart. 21. The large
residence of L. M. Carpenter was de
stroyed by fire early this morning- by
live coals popping from a grate into a
bundle of papers. The loss will reach
was there, -whether you saw Ij
New Yorkers Urge More
Rigid Laws Against Ha
beas Corpus for Thaws.
MEN OF HIS
Rochester, N. T., Jan. 21. In a re
port that scathingly rebukes efforts to
liberate Harry K. Thaw from the Mat
teawan a-ylum, th3 special committee
on the commitment and discharge of
the criminal Insane today recommended
to the S2d annual meeting of the' I-Iew
York state bar association, the amend
ment or the habeas corpus law.
It is suggested Oiat t"ae law be so
amended that a person confined In a
private asylum may ask for a writ of
habeas corpus any time ana without
supporting affidavits but that a person
confined in any state hospital for the
Insane or a state hospital for insane
criminals, or a state hospitar for in
sane convicts, may make an applica
tion for a writ of habeas corpus only
on a written verified petition u com
panied by a certificate made under
oath by two qualified medical examin
ers in lunacy.
The Thaw Case.
The report continues in part:
"To emphasize the need for this rem
edy reference should be made to a well
known case which has been in the
public eye for long, where a murderer,
having escaped the consequences of his
crime by the plea of Insanity is trying
to escape the consequences of his
crime by means of a continuous per
formance in habeas corpus. No strong
er Illustration of the abuses in our sys
tem of criminal jurisprudence can be
had than by recalling the circum
stances of this case.
"A youthful debauchee of great
wealth, trained to believe that his
money gave him a right of freedom
from all restraint, whether imposed by
the law or the rules of decency, in
heriting an abnormality of mind likely
to develop into homicidal acts, leading
a debased and ignoble life without a
thought for his responsibility, commits
a foul and cowardly murder in a pub
Defeating the Lnn.
"If he were sane, here could be no
escaping pmnlty of death. His only i
defense is insanity. After a long and
seemingly needless delay and delays
in hauling the murderers for trial ,
bring the administration of rhe crim- j
inal law in'o disrepute he is brought
to a trial, vhich, by reasan of the j
manner in which it Is . conducted, de- I
generates into a disgraceful farce and
a confused jury Itself unable to agree, j
A second trial, conducted properly and
with dignity, results in a verdict of
acquittal on the ground of insanity j
and the prisoner is sent by the court to
a state asylum for the criminal In-
Lsai From this he pians to get iree
aponwsuccessivc wm. . ..u.-i. wi
pus, ivhich he purposes to apply for so
long as his purse will enable him to
pay zealous counsel and unscrupulous
f Unscrupulous Experts.
"YjTe say unscrupulous experts for,
to 'ine shame of the medical profession
be it spoken, the expert who at one
time swears him out of jail on an opin
ion of insanity, attempts another time
to swear mm out oi tne asyium Dy an
opinion of sanity.
"So forgetful are the murderer's
family of their duty to society, their
obligation to uphold the law, that they
aid and abet the plot aid instead of
leaving him to his fate as It is their
duty as citizens to do, they claim, for
sooth, that he is an object of persecu
tion. "Among the numerous judges of the
supreme court of this state, the
chances are that there is at least one,
whose head is least able to control his
heart and the only problem in this
murderer's quest for freedom is to dis
cover who that particular judge is.
'It is a mere question of time and
money when this particular murderer
will be free to direct his homicidal in
clinations agaisnt some other citizen
who has already fallen or may here
after come under his displeasure. And j
everything done according io me iorm
of law." I
SAYS STATES WOULD BE
AT MERCY OP JAPAN
"Washington, D. C Jan. 21. Before
the house committee on merchant
marine representative Humphrey, of
Washington, declared: "I do not an
ticipate any war with Japan, but If
a war should come, we would be at the
mercy of Japan or any other invading
force, so far as the coast defences are
" Representative McKinley, of Califor
nia, .corroborated this statement
As a protest against the high price of meats, a boycott started in Illinois, is
spreading rapidly into various sections of the country. The people are pledging
themselves against, the use of meat until the price is reduced and the movement is
spreading like fire in a powder magazine.
No such steps have yet been taken in El Paso. Henry M. Walker, secretary of
the Central Labor Union, said today that he had not yet heard of any local action
being contemplated, but that El Paso would likely receive communications from
unions in other cities where the matter had been taken up and that it would then
be Disposed of as the local unions thought fit.
While the unions started the movement in the central west, it is by no means
confined to union people and the general public is joining in crusade for cheaper
meats no meat till meat is cheaper.
Business Men Take Hold of
the Plan and Are Enthusi
astic Over It. '
That an El Paso school of a high class
for girls will be 'pushed to immediate
realization, there seems little doubt A
movement on foot towards that end
found expression in a second meeting
in the chamber of commerce last night.
The El Paso School for Girls will open
In September, 1910, according to the
That not only El Paso Tint the south
west needs a girl's school was the gen
eral' opinion. In - fact, if is- frcm the
boarding pupils from other cities that
'the hope of flowing success is based:
rot only southwestern states and terri
tories demand an accessible school for
girls, but American residents of the
Mexican republic are expected to offer
much support. It is pointed out that
girls of small towns and daughters of
ranching and mining men need the
boarding school's refining Influence
even more than boys. The success of the
El Paso Military Institute, established
by means similar to those now employ
ed in the' new project, is due to this con
dition. No mammoth plans will be projected
by those interested in the new education
al institution a group of fathers and
mothers actually affected by the pres
ent lack of educational advantages. The
new school will aim to prepare girls for
college by means unsupplied by any
public schools in any city. At first a
group of buildings will be leased, and
equipment purchased which may even
tually be employed in a permanent home
institution. A working capital of ?10,
000 will be needed, according to the es
timates It will be obtained by sub
scription of stock shares among those
vitally interested in the creation of the
Miss Slater Explains Plans.
It was Miss Ora W. L. Slater, whose
experience in the work doubtless will
place her in charge of the institution,
who first spoke. Miss Slater outlined a
plan for the complete school of three
courses, as well as the present under
taking, that of establishing high school
courses with the necessary variations to
answer current demands. She suggest
ed that the new school become affiliated
with eastern schools in the same degree
as the eastern schools are with the col
leges, affording opportunity for pupils
to attend an eastern institution for a
final, finishing year. She proposed that
outdoor life be a prominent feature, thus
attracting eastern girls on account of
the climatic advantages offered. Miss
Slater estimated that 25 to 30 boarding
pupils and 40 day pupils could be pro
cured on the first year. In view of the
difficulty of procuring teachers, the
speaker asked that definite plans be an
nounced at once.
The Need Is Great.
"We need the school," said Horace B.
Stevens, who acted as chairman of the
meeting," and we can get the 510,000."
E1 Paso should become the iutelec
tual as well as the industrial center of
the southwest," declared Alfred Cour
chesne. 'VThere is even a greater demand for
a girl's school than for a boy's school,"
admitted Capt. Davis, of the El Paso
Military institute. "Its value to the city
In a financial way is equally great," he
"Yes, it is possible to raise the
money," declared president J. A. Hap
per, of the chamber of commerce. "El
Paso raised $480,000 in the last fhe
years for churches, clubs, and schools.
Get some new faces to go the rounds
and make a CO day canvas," he ad
vised. J. F. Williams advised caution In
seeking a sufficient amount to carrv the
work through. He, too, believed that
the desired sum can be raised.
A committee on organization appoint
ed last night is composed of J. f. Wil
liams, E. M. Bray and J. j. brms
bee. L. E. Behr, Charles Newman
and J. G. McNars will Investigate loca
tion possibilities for the temporary home
of the institution.
PJans drawn up by Trost & Trost at
the dictation of Miss Slater were in
spected. The plans show a three story
building of the double patio plan with
an open air gymnasium, and many
unique features. The building, without
the land, would cost about 550,000.
The next meeting will be held at the
chamber of commerce next Wednesday
at 3 oclock. All interested in the pro
ject from any point of view are urged
COLORADO MOISTURE CONDITIONS FINE
Denver, Colo., Jan. 21. The distribution of the snowfall np to December
31 was Irregular and, as a whole, con slderably less than forthe correspond
ing period last year, sajs the weather bureau. As compared with the normal,
there wns n deficiency on the northeastern drainage areas, and an excess or
the southeastern and western watersheds. The ground was Hot deeply froxen.
when the first show fell, and it is likely that considerable moisture will be
absorbed when melting begins. Condi nued cold and the general absence ef
high winds have been unfavorable to p acklng.
In the region drained by the Rio Grande the snowfall has been greater
than for the corresponding period last year, bs well as greater than the aver
age. The following extracts from the reports show the prevailing conditions
at representative points at the close of December:
Illo Grande Watershed! Hermit The present depth, 32 inches, is about
the average. Jasper the snow contains an unusually large amount of water,
but the ground was dry when winter s et In. Platoro There has been less
than the usual amount of drifting; the snow is unusually well packed.. Ia
Yeta Pass The fall has been double that of a year ago; It is badly drifted.
Xiiberty 3Iore than the usaal amount o f show has fallen.
MAN MURDERED NEAR
GLOBE OVER CARDS
. Globe,-Ariz., Jan. 21. That the man who was foandt yesterday 15 miles
south of Globe, was murdered, is bow a certainty.
When sheriff Frank Haynes returned from thev scene last evening he' re
ported that the man had been found lyings on. his left side with his cost un
der his arm as If he had fallen on it.
Scattered around, him wns found a deck of playing cards, indicating that
gambling had been the cau.se of the crime.
His forehead had been struck with a heavy stick. "The base of his skull
was. also crushed. His hat was never found.
The body of the dead man was Tbrought to Globe laat eveniag, where it is
hoped it will be identified.
Chicago, III., Jan. 21. Charges that 'the lumber rate oh railroads 'in Ari
zona is three times what it should be, were made to commissioner Prouty of
the 'Interstate commerce commission by three, Jurabcr companies of that terri
The companies say they ship about 12,000,000 feet of lnmher annually and
their market Is almost entirely In Arizona and New Mexico.
KNOX TURNED DOWN WOMAN WANTS HER
ON MANCHUR3AN PLAN I HUSBAND ARRESTED
Russia and Japan Reply Re
garding Railroad Neu
tralization. Tokio, Japan, Jan. 21. The reply of
the Japanese government to the pro
posal of the United States for the
neutralization of the Manchurian rail-
ways was handed to ambassador
O'Brien this afternoon. It
ls a polite !
The declination is said to ue based '
n severe I grounds, chief of which
are: The American plan would be of
China, nor change the commercial sit- !
uation in Manchuria, where Japan ls
its pledges of an
St. Petersburg, Russia, Jan. 21.
Russia's reply to secretary Knox's
note proposing the neutralization of the
Manchurian railways, was handed to
ambassador Rockhlll today. It has
been understood that Japan and Rus
sia have taken identical action on the
lrl.Eft SAVING- A J
MAN FROM RIVER
Laredo, Tex., Jan. 21. Jose Martinez,
a Mexican, lost his life in the Rio
Grande today while trj'ing to rescue a
drowning friend, Jesse Lopez. The
men were in a skiff which overturned.
Martinez swam ashore, but returned
to assist Lopez, who was unable to
swim. In their struggles both sank.
FAVORS CONTROL OF WATER
VESTED IiV STATES
Washington, L C, Jan. 21. Before
the house of governors closed Its ses
sions, governor Shafroth, of Colorado,
Introduced a resolution stating that It
was the sense of the conference that
the control and regulation of water 1
powers should rest in the state. . This
was referred to a committee, but the
committee was unable to report and
the matter will probably be taken up
at the next conference.
The governors will meet next time
at one of the state capitals.
Says He Left Her in Globe
and Took All Her Valu
ables With Him.
Globe, Aris., Jan. 21. "I don't care
for the man. I don't mind being de
iserted, but it hurts me to think that a
j man could be so heartless and cruel as
to take the last cent a woman has and
Mrs. John Sutton
last evening, after she had finished
telling judge Hinson Thomas her tale
She swore out a complaint for her
husband's arrest, alleging that he went
Into her rooms while she was at lunch
"u " " " "" " "'"-" auu
r vtiiutu iii ?jv.
It is said that Sutton later boarded a
train and left town. The Suttons have
been married five years and came here
last week from BIsbee.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 21. Something of a national
character is to be given the recently inaugurated meat
boycott, according to Sam Dutton, president of the West
ern Hotel Men's Protective association.
The proposition of. cutting down the consumption of
meat will be brought before that body at its meeting in
Chicago January 31, when the association is to be made
"Unless something is done to curtail the consump
tion of meat," said Mr. Dutton, "the time is coming
when the poor of this country will be no better off thap
the peasants in Europe."
Refuse to Eat Meats Again
Until the Price Takes a
Drop to Proper Place.
BILLS OF FARE
Throughout Middle West
and the West the No-Meat
Grusade Is Spreading.
Chicago, HI., Jan. 21 The
boycott on Iiigh food prices
started in Cleveland a week
ago, is growing rapidly.
Illinois, Missouri, Wis
consin, Iowa, Nebraska and
Michigan are now included
in the ranks of the crusaders
in the west, while in the east,
and Delaware are lifting
their voices in feebler pro
tests. Ohio, however, is still the
stronghold of the movement.
The Cleveland boycott has
extended to Canton, where
the Central Labor union has
adopted a "no meat resolu
tion' ' and petitions favoring
a meat boycott is meeting
with surprising results in
Columbus, Toledo,' Akron
and other towns.
The crusade in Ohio has
found encouragement in the
publicly expressed belief of
governor Harmon that the
food trust is gobbling exces
sive profits somewhere be
tween the producer and the
consumer. He has called on
the legislature to hunt the
trust out of the woods and
exhibit it to the people.
In Chicago "no meat for
me for 30 days" tags are sell
ing by the hundreds, and
now the boycott is spreading
In Kansas City the res
taurants are making promi
nent their lists of vegetable
dishes, while on the menu
cards is printed "assist in
the movement to reduce the
price of meats."
In Denver, plans are being
laid by the Denver trades as
sembly to hold a mass meet-
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