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El Paso, Texas,
January 25, 1910. 18 Pages
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Contractors Busy All Over
Business Part of El Paso
MA2T5T NEW BLOCKS
READY TO BEGIN
Schutz Building, Reckhart
Building, American Na
tional and Many Others.
El Paso is bow in that stage of city
growth. -where her larg-er buildings must
cause the destruction of the small
buildings. This is clearly pointed out
in the number of wreckers now or re
ceutly at work in the business district
of the city, and the plans for other large
buildings which will replace smaller
There is now very little space left in
the tiuFiness district of El Paso which
can be used to tetter advantage with
out a buIIdiDg going down.
Ccurractois are busy on several cor
ners and between coiners.
The big Kxakauer, Zork & Moye
warehouses are under way, the Rio
Grande Valley bank's seven story sky
scraper is being finished up, and re
pairs, alterations and other work are
progressing in many localities.
"Work of wrecking -the frame build
ings on the corner of Mesa and St.
Louis street, to make way for the four j
story Banner-Roberts building has be
gun. The old frame buildings on this
downtown corner have been landmarks
of the old town, the. two story frame
building near the postoffice having been
a skyscraper in Its own right in the
days before the coming of the high col
Jar and the low shoe.
That the Wainwrigkt estate -will build anything from a four to an eight
rtory fireproof structure on San Antonio street for a department store, Is
the statement of A. P.. Coles.
The Wainwright estate owns the west half of the Bronson building:, ad
joining the property of the American .Xatlonal bank, -which has plans already
drawn for an eight story building, and on which Trost & Trost will open
The Wainwright property has a frontage of 72 feet on San Antonio street
by a depth of 112 feet, but before, work ls started, 3Ir. Coles says, a tenant
The building: will be erected to suit the tenant, and as many stories built
as arc needed. For the purpose of securing: a tenant for a big department
store, Mr. Coles says he is now negotiating, with outside people.
The market Is dead; agitation against high prices did It," was the declaration to-
Xew York, A". Y., Jan. 20..
day of a wholesale meat dealer.
The action of local markets, wholesale and retail, confirmed the assertion. Lamb dropped a cent, pork loin two
cents, and some dealers cut beef prices a cent or more a pound.
Wholesale dealers are said to be stocked with thousands of unsold cuts of dressed beef with a supply still com
The prediction is made that beef will be cheaper at the end of the week than for years..
A grand jury Investigation of thc food combine, particularly the alleged milk trust, is being pressed vigorously.
Greedy Bakers Are Thrown
Into River for Raising the
Prices on Their Bread.
SNOW ADDS TO
Frankfort, Ivans., Jan. 20. A counter boycott was organized here last
night, directed against the unions that have joined the meat crusade. Farmers
propose to quit using the products of labor unions for a year. They also
charge that the packers are back of the boycott.
Farmers' organizations in all sect! ons will be asked to join the move
ment. BEEF TRU ST PROBE.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 2G. The federal grand jury today began hearing the
evidence in the investigation of the alleged "Beef Trust." The first witness
called was C. C. Snow, secretary and treasurer bf the National Packing company.
Irs. Samuel Schutz, who owns the
building now occupied by the Hoyt
Furniture company, will have work
started removing the present structure
to make room for a modern reinforced
concrete building as soon as the furni
ture company can vacate. The new
building will ltce on San Francisco and
El Paso streets, will have a frontage
of 220 feet of plate glass, and will en
close two immense furniture show
rooms, one upstairs and the other down,
for the Hoyt company, which will oc
cupy the building when it is completed.
The first floor and basement will be
of reinforced concrete, and the second
floor front will be of pressed brick. The
San Francisco street front will be 70
feet wide, wnile the El Paso street front,
which will "face' on the recently opened
extension of the street, will be 150 feet
in length, and will be entirely of plate
glass, with pillars of concrete.
The new Schutz building will be op
posite the Krakauer, Zork & Moye
building, which ls now being "poured"
by the concrete workers. With these
4wo new buildings and the Reckhart
flatiron building, opposite the Independ
ent Assay office, the Zack White block
and the other buildings in that section,
San Francisco street and the new whole-
(Continued on Page 13).
Rangers Called to Del Rio
From Ysleta After Second
- Attempt Is Made.
ON THE JRACK
The Women's Charity association a t a meeting of the executive board this
morning offered to return the work of the city and the county on account of
the Inadequacy of thc support supplied to them to meet the demands madn
upon them for the relief of pauper conditions.
In doing this. The Woman's Charity association reverts to Its old title
and its old work of a charity especially devoted to women and children.
(Continued on Page Four..;
FOR TARIFF WAR
Berlin, Germany, Jan. 26. The
reply of the foreign office to the
request of the United States that
the application of Germany's
general tariff to American im
ports be deferred until March 31,
is understood to be a non-acceptance
of the suggestion lor delay.
EL PASO- CASES OX APPEAL.
San Antonio, Texas. Jan. 26. In the
fourth court of appeals El Paso cases
were affirmed as follows:
T. B. Dockery vs. H. M. Maple; El
Paso & Southwestern Railway vs. Joe
One El Paso case was reversed and
remanded, Max Posener vs. R. M. Harvey.
LAW IS LEGAL
Austin, Tex., Jan. 26. Judge
Ramsey, in the court of criminal
appeals today affirmed 'the case
of ex parte Strlttmatter, " from
Bexar, finding the state vag
rancy law constitutional and its
enactment within the powerof
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ROCK ISLAND EXTEISSIOIS
Fort "Worth, Texas, Jan. re. Mayor
I. M. Buie, and Homer D. Wade, of
Stamford, conferred with H. U. Mudge.
president of the Rock Island railroad
here today in an effort to get the road
extended from Graham to StamCord. A
lage cash bonus is offered for the im
President Mudge announced that the
road will build there but that it is un
decided when the road will be built.
Who desires wholesale murder to be
done in the vicinity of Bel Rio? This
is what railroad officials are trying to
find out. The rangers have been
asked to help. Capt. Ross and command
were called from Ysleta last night to
the scene of the attempt.
Two attempts have been made with
in three days to wreck a-G. H. & S. A.
train. That road's right of way near
Del Rio has twice been blocked with
a train. In both cases the trains struck
the obstruction, but no great damage
Speeding along on. the western run
yesterday evening, the Sunset Limited,
G. H. & S. A. train No. 9, struck a tie
across the track five miles out of Del
Rio. By some miracle, the train re
mained on the track and the lives of
the passengers were saved. The tie,
however, sprung the pilot.
A G. H. & S. A. freight train west
bound, struck a rail tie and two angle
bars obstructing the track on the first
curve west "of Cienegas Tuesday morn
ing. The junk was fortunately thrown j
from the track by the nose of the en
gine, amd a property and possibly a life
loss was averted.
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Paris, France, JaHwtry 28 Presalc?
Brian d and minister of finance Cechery
after a consultation today, estimated
that the flood losses wonld exceed $399,-
Paris Is uHder martial law. The city
has been divided into five seetlsns, each,
with a military commander, who wHl
control the relief and rescue work.
The Seine this aft era eon ceatlnaes te
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GOV. HADLEY SAYS KEEP A COW
St. Loais, Mo., Jan. 26. Governor Hadley, of Missouri, believes that the cost
of living problem can only be solved by every family keeping a cow and
"If you can't afford to keep a cow and chickens, yon ought to go back to
the farm," he said last night. ' "
, -rvr-ha,i-aliee-,f4hlk-pr5ces JIps in thc factihat too many people la the
cities are producing things -they cannot, eat. I keep three cows and some
chickens, too. And you'd be surprised at the saving they make In hoaseheld
expenses. Jt you don't believe it, ask Mrs. Hadley."
The governor refused to discuss the problem of who gets up, at 5 ecleck
winter mornings to look after the Hadley cows. '
WORLD WINS IN
ITS LIBEL EIGHT
DEFENDS THE WORK OF THE
Washington. D. C, Jan. 26. In de
fending the immigration commission,
representative Bennett declared that
secretary James A. Patten, of the
immigration restriction league, had
told a "wicked, cruel, deliberate
and malicious lie when he
gave representative Macon, of
Arkansas, the information up.on which
the latter based his speech In the
He declared that the statements of
representative Macon required an in
stant, full and complete retraction. The
incident closed without Mr. Macon hav
ing receded from his position.
Court Quashes Indictment
Secured by the Gov
ernment. New York, N. Y., Jan. 20. Tha gov
ernment's pxosecu:ion of the pubi:sners
of the New York W-jnd was stopped
by the federal court here today, 'judge i death, a handsomely dressed woman
I Hongh quashing the Indictment giving her name as Mrs. Nick Kunth.
against the Press Publishing company, vas picked up unconscious in a street
publishers of the World, for alleged her? late last night. She had swal-
libel in connection with publications iOTV.e(j
concerning the Panama canal pur- j
chase. . I
Before the close of February, The Eggers will have work started on
"The liladen," a family hotel and bachelor apartments, en North Oregon street,
between the Y. M, C. A. and the Christian chnreh, according to present ar
rangements. Plans are now being prepared by architect Ed. Kneezell, the structure
to have a frontage of 40 feet aad to be four stories.
The entrance iwill be on the ground level, but there will be a high basa-
xaent, in which will be situated the dining room for the Linden. There will
be 47 rooms, single and la suites, exclasive of the dining room, kitchen, boiler
room, laundry and storerooms. r
Every room will have a private bath, as well as telephone connections.
The improvement in the North Oregon street property will be made at a cost
of about $40,000.
The "Linden" is named, The Eggers says, for Linden, Germany, the birth
place of Mrs. Eggers and himself.
BOSTON SILK MERCHANT
SAW IT IN SKY SCRAPER HERALD
DRA WNHERE BY AN AD
"I take your name from the 'Sky
scraper Editon of The El Paso Herald,"
writes George W. Carroll, a former silk
merchant, of Hartford, Conn., to Thurs
ton and IiOngnecker, public accountants,
of this cit3 The Hartford .merchant is
not a subscriber to The Herald. He
merely saw the big edition as thousands
have seen it all over the United States.
Picking xhe name of the local account
ants from the advertising columns of the
edition, the eastern man writes them or
tions were prompted by "The Sky
scraper", newspaper, for he says: "From
what I read in the same paper I have
the idea that things are very much alive
Mr. Carroll writes on the stationery
of a firm bearing his name, but whlci,
he says he has recently sold out. He
wants t'o locate in El Paso, because he
fancied the outlook In the local business
world as described in Th Herald.
This is one of the many cases of
what a metropolitan newspaper means
GENERAL STRIKE OF
COAL MINERS, MA YBE
TRIES TO END LIFE
Gave IsTame as Mrs. Kick
Kunth and Left Note to
Dallas, Texas, Jan. 26. With a note
In her purse requesting that her hus
band In Chicago be notified of her
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 26. A gen
eral strike of the bituminous miners
of the United States and Canada will
be called if the mine operators In all
or anjr of the districts refuse to sign
contracts granting an increase in
wages, according to the declaration of
many of the leaders of the convention
of United Mine Workers today.
Duncan McDonald, president of the
Illinois district, and anti-Lewis leaders,
heartily supported president Lewis in
on strike. We should persuade the rail
road unions to cooperate."
It is possible that the whole conven
tion will go to Toledo next week to
be present at the conference with the
operators of Ohio, Indiana and western
Pennsylvania, as the result of that con
ference will probably be the basis for
action in all the districts.
A plan was adopted for a working
agreement between the coal miners and
me w eater n j? eaerauon of Miners. I;
, uunuuncuQ panto maKe the strike j provides that the Western Federation
fnyeSstSc" Came neceSSary in! sha center the American federation
"But what we should have," said Mc- &1F ,?,
Donald, ",s a general industrial strike. metal and coal miners of North Amer
We do not want the railroads hauling lea. The plan must be approved by the
,scab miners Intothe coal fields and convention of rh wtlHl J.ll.,
hauling out 'scab coal while we are I of Miners. lluWdugB
DIES FROM WOUNDS
McAlester. Okla., Jan. 26 Howard
Murray, the deputy sheriff, who was
shot by Irvin Morrow at Adamson yes
terday, while trying to arrest him,
died early this morning from his
wounds. Murray succeeded in firing
and instantly killing Morrow, although
Morrow had served In the peniten
tiary for impersonating a federal officer.
laudanum and chloroform.
She was taken to the emergency hos
pital, and will recover. She admitted
that her family is prominent in Chicago.
Her husband .-was notified.
Traffic Suspended, Bridges
Unsafe, Streets Cave in,
Canals of Streets.
All Paris Is hott beginning te feel th
pinch of hanger. Some avaricious bak
ers who attempted to doable the price
of bread were roughly handled today
and threvfn into the Seine at Ckaraa
ton. FLOOD1 DAGGER INCREASES.
The Hood situation grovrs worse
hoHrly. At Pent Royal this morning.
the raging torrent ef the Seine was 27
feet, eight inches, above the lew -water
mark, and rising nearly an Inch an
There is no hope that the high water
mark will be reached and a fall begin
before temerrevr morning, -when the
flood Is expected te reach a maxiraam
of 3ijfeet or greater than was reached
by the disastreHS flood of 1S92.
The whole of France Is still in the
grip ef an unprecedented storm. Rais,
snow and hail are falling everywhere.
The coasts are sterm-beand and skips
are fleeing to the harbors for shelter..
SXOW ADDS TO SUFFERING.
A blinding snowstorm prevailed La
Paris teday, and, coupled fvith the hit
ter cold, added te the general salferiag
and misery. In the face ef a national
disaster, France Is giving a fine exhi
bition of plack and solidarity.
Political divisions have been bnrled
and the government and people are
united to solve the problem ef -rescua
and of providing shelter and feed far
tho homeless, who are nambered by the
tens of thousands.
SITUATION GROWS WORSE.
The situation in Paris is steadily
growing worse. More streets" have been
converted Into shallow canals, more
streets evacnated, more pavements have
caved in and traffic comnannlcatlen is
now completely paralyzed.
The chief caaso of alarm is the con
stant rise of water in SHbterraneaa
The foundations of scores ef bmlld-
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CHILD FATALLY IlUIOfED
PLAYING NEAR A FIRE
Weatherford. Texas,. Jan. 26. The
elghtyearold daughter of Mrs. E. P.
Rogers, of Poolville, was fatally
burned today when her dress caught
fire from burning trash In the yard.
The girl's mother and Mrs. Carter
ran to the girl's rescue and both were
seriously burned in their attempt to
extinguish the flames.
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New York, N. Y.. Jan. 26.
Announcement was officially
made here today that the mer
ge r of the. Boston Consolidated
Copper company and the, Ne
vada Consolidated company
with the Utah Copper company
has been completed.
Washlngtoa, D. C, Jan. 2G. President Taft today sent te the senate
the names of three Texans, reappointed customs collectors. They arer
James J. Haynes at Corpus Chriiti; Robert W. Dowe, at Eagle Pass, and
Francis L. Lee, at Galvestoa. j
OFFERS TO BUY THE
LOBBYISTS TRYING TO STEAL IT
COAL UP IN ALASKA
How The herald Ts Spreading the Fad Abroad.
Information regarding El Pxaso" -where j to a metronolls yet unknown as such to
he says he intends to locate. His inten- all the world.
THE HERALD today xs doing Iust what it ha, alwayH done showing the world what great and growing city El
Paso really is. The realty and bnllding columns of The Herald today form the best advertisement of
the city that could possibly e Issned-and The Herald Is carrving this ...Ivertlslaj? to 30.000
uhscribersthe usual equivalent of 50,000 readers. EI Paso only needs to have the facts told about it. This Tho
Herald does today and every day.
The Herald with Its great circulation throughout thc .southwest, the north and the east, is attracting atten
tion to El Paso from all sections. Yesterday a letter was printed from Seattle showing that The Herald's Sky
Scraper edition was attracting attention up there; today a letter comes from Boston from a man attracted by the
The Herald with twice the circulation of any other paper In the southwest, prides itself on the fact that It is
tlie greatest factor In entire section la upbuilding of the country; no other paper compares with It In influence nnd
Washington, D. C, Jan. 2G. Interest in the Balllager-PIachot controversy
has been intensified on the oyc of its Investigation by the offer of John E.
Rallainc, of Seattle, holder of large property Interests in Alaska, to the senate
committee on territories, to give a royalty of 50 cents a ton on coal mined, far
a lease of 5000 acres of coal land in tho Katalla and Matanuska districts.
Such tonnage, Mr. Ballalne estimates, will net the government as high
as $2,000,000 per 100 acres.
Ballalue charges that a lohby headed by a former XTnitcd States senator
Is now at work In "Washington to support a bill not yet introduced, to permit
the sale of such coal lands for 510 an acre, which he argues wonldbe a prac
tical donation to the railroad company In whose Interests thc lobby is organ
izing: . "
Herald In the 'Vanguard
From Carrzozo N. MS) Outlook
The "Skyscraper" edition of the El Paso Herald issued last week was
one of &he largest, well printed and carefully compiled souvenir numbers o
nny pnper er published in the southwest. EI Paso ha,s certainly grown
in the lost decade, is destined to continue forging a&e&d toward a great
metropolis, and ifc,isa safe 'bet that TSie IleraJd -will be in fehe vanguard
with ifev olmracte'ns&icnisfcle as,.a herald, of bhenQW before itjbeeome3
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