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The Latest Big Subscription
From That Company
Southwestern Heads List.
MADE FOR $500
Numerous Subscriptions Are
Promised, But Amounts
Not Yet Decided on.
Over $10,000 has been subscribed to
date for the boarding: home of the Y.
TV. C. A. aud the "workers are 1h the
heart of their campaign and pushing It
as rapidly as possible. A total of $20,
000 is seeded for the erection of the.
home and the women feel satisfied that
they will raise the amount. They met
with most encouraging success this
far and have not been able to see all I
the leading business or professional
men of the city.
MaHy have promised subscriptions,
but have not as yet decided upon, the
amount. These subscriptions will be
made in a few days and can then be
announced. The money received to
date has been collected In the past
three months. Some money was sub
scribed prior to that time and vrith
the money promised and the subscrip
tions the vi omen expect to secure from
the people they have not yet been able
te see, they feel confident that the total
will hOOH he raised and that the board
ing: heme vrlll be a certainty.
The El Paso Street Railway company
through acting manager Harry S.Pot
ter, XHHORBced a donation of $509 yes
terday afternoon, following; the dona--tisn
of $1004 by the stockholders of the
The list of subscriptions to date fol
E. P. & 5- W. officials $1000.00
W. W.. Turney ".. -550.00
Joshua Raynolds 550.00
El Paso Street Hallway 500.00
Max "Weber 500.00 J
A friend 500.00
Millard Patterson ......
Chas. Bassett ...... ........ 500.00
A. Courchesne J. 500.00
Zach. White . 250.00
(Continued on Page 5.)
zuadalaj8ra, Mexico, Jan. 2S. Wit h
pilgrimages to the shrine of the Virgin
pilgrims making the journey for miles
Talpa Is In the western section of J he
are made annually to the shrine.
Advices from several points state that
mere superstitious classes.
CHAMIZAL TITLE PLEADED IN COURT
BUILDING SEWER PLANT
Whether mayor Sweeney will be able
to finish the garbage disposal plant be
fore he quits the mayoralty office, de
pends upon the decision to be rendered
In an injunction suit filed against the
city by George H. Paul.
In the 41st district court this morn
ing, Paul secured an injunction against
the city of El Paso and its agents,
mayor Joseph U. Sweeney and aldermen
W. F. Robinson, Sam Blumenthal, W.
J. Clayton, and J. I. Hewitt, restrain
ing them from continuing In possession
of the three acre tract purchased from
the Cotton estate for the purpose of
erecting the plant.
The plaintiff avers that the land is
situated in the Chamizal zone and the
boundary commission of 1852-1855 es
tablished the International line through
it, and a case known as El Chamizal
case No. 4 Is now pending before the
International (water) boundary commis
CURR Y IS WORKING
HARD FOR STATEHOOD
Washington, D. C, Jan. 2S. Statehood is assured. Delegate Andrews and
governor Cnrry are working harmoniously. The president has assured gov
ernor Curry that he will sustain the Republican platform.
Bevcridges demands that the constitution be subject to the approval of the
hfcort session of congress, never could be carried in either house, it Is said.
The houfce bill establishing a bureau of mines was referred to the senate
committee on mines.
Attempt Is Being Made to
Bring Curtis and Paulhan
to EI Paso in February.
MUST BE RAISED
El Paso may yet see the bird men fly.
Negotiations are now under way -with
P. B. Sargent, representing the syndi
cate which controls the flights of the
faomus French aviator,. J?auihan. Ne
gotiations have also been opened with
Glen Curtiss's manager for the appear
ance of the two most famous air trav
elers aside from the Wright brothers.
A guarantee of 6000 for the gate re
ceipts for the three days of the pro
posed aviation meeting is required and
also a bonus of $4000 to be placed in the
bank here before the contract is made
with the aviators for their El Paso ap
pearance. It is the present plan of those
behind the movement not only to make
lt the first exhibition of air craft in
the southwest, but also to make it a
real competition of the different styles
of construction, if Curtiss can be se
cured, by having Paulhan and Curtiss
make competitive flights tor speed, en
durance and distance.
The plan that has been adopted for
guaranteeing the $6000 for gate receipts
is to have 60 El Pasoans sign an agree
men to make up any deficiency which
might occur in the gate receipts of the
aviation meeting. The $4000 bonus is
to be raised by popular subscription
among the hotels, the business men and
others who recognize the great ?der
tising and business value of bringing
the aviators here for a three days'
This list was headed with $500 by
Beverly Thomas, manager of the
Times, who has been active in starting
the -campaign to bring the aviation
meeting to El Paso. A subscription of
$500 was. also made by The Herald and
a number of business men have con
tributed liberally to the fund. Mr.
Thomas, who has the work of securing
the 60 men to guarantee the $6000 gate
receipts, stated at noon that he has suc
ceeded in getting 40 signatures to the
list and that, judging from the willing
ness with which these were secured,
there would be no trouble in getting
tha remaining 2U names.
Date Not Set.
The exact date for the aviation meet-
ing cannot be set until the guarantee Is
assured and the bonus subscribed and
deposited In a local bank. Engage
ments at Denver and at New Orleans,
(Continued on Page 12.)
the appearance of the comet of 1010,
of Talpa are being organized, many
on their knees.
state of Jalisco and the pilgrimages
consternation reigns among the
sion, composed of representatives of the
United States and Mexico.
He avers that on Dec 31, 1909, the
defendants took possession of the land
by force of arms and has continued to
move wagons and teams onto the land
and will , if not restrained, erect build
He claims that he was in possession,
of the land for seven years prior to the
date of seizure and the city of El Paso
has never secured possession of the
tract by process of law, but merely by
force of arms and superior armed
strength, has dispossessed bim.
The injunction has been set for hear
ing in judge Walthalls court Feb. 7.
Maj'or Sweeney was not at his office
this morning and city attorney W. W.
Coldwell declined to discuss the Paul
rinjunction, saying he would prepare an
answer to be presented to the court on
River Seine Is Still Rising
and Almost All Paris is
Pnris, France, Jan. 2S. Paris, the
beautiful, has become a city of slime.
The muddy, sewage Inden waters are
everywhere and the caving; streets,
crumbling buildings ndd to the horrors
of the rising; waters.
Hunger has become an actuality, and
pestilence is in imminent danger.
Touching evidence of the conditions
outside of Paris come today in an urg
ent appeal from Charlton for food and
Two thousand babies were rescued at
Alfort-bille and Irvy, who had been
without proper care four days.
Paris, France, Jan. 2S. The boiling
j waters of the Seine were still rising at
t noon today, an Inch and a quarter an
An unfortunate shift of the wind
from the north to the southwest, was
accompanied by a renewed heavy rain
and added a new thrill of horror to the
stricken city and country.
Throughout the night, conditions
grew steadily worse. The devastation
has now penetrated to the very heart -of
Paris, the gorged sewers beneath liter
ally blowing up the street, while the
area of the surface overflowed has been
Twelve of the 25 bridges across the
Seine have been closed, anI the quays
on either side from one end of the city
to the other are either Inundated or
roped off as unsafe.
Buildings About to Fall.
The 'Esplanade des Invalides today is
a sheet of water. The turgid flood has
crept back almost to the Jardin du
Luxembourg on the left -bank, and in
vaded the place de la Concorde, which
is closed and guarded by soldiers, and
the lower Champs Elysees on the right
The Palais de- Glace and other re
sorts and restaurants are surrounded.
Even the Place de L'Opera at the core
of the city Is threatening to sink to the
Cellars throughout the district from
that point to St. Lazare stations, com
prising the Faubourg, Montmartre, and
Rue Berger and the richer sections in
the Rue de Provence. Rue Drouot and
Rue Chateau Don, are filled to the
street level with water from the over
flowed subterranean river.
Flood In Italy Improves.
Rome, Italy, Jan. 28. The flood situ
ation In Italy Is Improving.
MEAT DROPS IN
Boycott is Proving Effective
in the Larger Eastern
New York, N. T., Jan. 2S The ef
fects of the anti-meat campaign are
still strongly reflected in the local mar
kets today. Prices continue to- drop
somewhat wholesale and to a greater
degree in retail shops: It is predicted
that tomorrow marketers will be abl
to replenish their larders at from 10 to
20 percent less than a week ago.
Prices Drop in Boston.
.Boston, Mass. Jan. 28. Agitation
against the high cost ci! food is begin
ning to show results in Boston, a gen
eral decline in the price of meats being
shown in the markets yesterday. The re
tail prices fell from two to four cents
Dalhart, Tex., Jan. 28. The question
of combatting high prices of food
products has been taken up by local
labor unions and the decision to buy no
breakfast bacon for 30 days has been
reported. Bacon his dropped four cents
a pound. Home butchered and cured
has been and Is still selling at 12
cents a pound, which is regarded as
reasonable. Aside from the unions, no
other boycott action has been taken by
Price Drops in Baltimore.
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 2S Pork today
is selling at two cents a pound less than
a week ago. Many large dealers report
meat sales have fallen off 35 percent
since the crusade against high prices
Those Who Prosecuted Can
non and Grove Are Ac
quitted. Managua, Nicaragua, Jan. 28. The
court at Mesaya today acquitted Gen.
Medina, prosecuting attorney Salamon
Selvia and other members of the court
martial, of responsibility for the ille
gal conviction and execution of the
Americans, Groce and Cannon.
The acquittal followed a presenta
tion by Gen. Medina of the original tele
gram of instruction signed by presi
dent Zelaya. The court, however, does
not accuse or indict Zelaya
tion Is Now in Full Swing
Washington, D. C, Jan. 28 The con
gressional inquiry into the Ballinger
Piuchot controversy was resumed to
day. The committee room in the senate of
fice building has been entirely rear-
. ranged to provide better accommoda
tions, the seating capacity having been
Louis R. Glavis was again on the
stand, and i,t is believed he will not
only occupy the stand all day but
probably for several days to come.
Mr. Pinchot and his dismissed assist
ants of the forest service were present,
but secretary Ballinger was again ab
sent. Glavis took up the story where left
off Wednesday. Glavis said in 1907 he
wrote H. H: Schwartz, then chief of the
field division, saying1 he was worried
about the Alaskan situation. "It will
pain you as much as it has pained me,"
he wrote, "but I am sure you will want
to learn the true situation."
"What Alaskan claims did you refer
to in that letter," asked representativr
"All of them," At this time Mr. Bal
linger was commissioner of the land
Glavis's counsel. Mr. Brandels, then
took up a printed document In the
case, which consists of eight hundred
and seven pages andspent some time
caning"the attention of the' committee
to the various letters, and telegiams
tending to show Glavis's activity in the
Alaska cases, and to certain letters
which showed the part Mr. Ballinger
played as commissioner In directing
His purpose was. he said, to indicate
that president Taft and attorney gen
eral Wickersham were mistaken when
they reached the stated conclusion that
Ballinger's participation had been
Glavis told of a visit to Washington,
where he told Mr. Schwartz of the land
office that people in Seattle were say
ing there would be no further investi
gation of the claims in Alaska and that
patents would be granted.
"I said there was great danger of an
other big scandal equal to that In Wy
oming and Colorado, where the investi
gation of coal land cases was suppress
ed," declared Glavis.
"Who suppressed these Investiga
tions?" demanded senator Paynter.
It was testified at Salt Lake that
former commissioner Richards did Mr. .
Ballinger had no connection with it in
Ballinger Backs Down.
Later he saw commissioner Ballinger i
and was placed in charge of all Ala'ka '
cases, he said. Mr. Ballnger told him i
to make the investigation thorough and j
go after them, no matter whether
friends of his (Ballinger's) or not. j
Glavis said he was satisfied there was
to be a thorough investigation but less
than a month later Mr. Ballinger wrote
him stating that the Cunningham claims
had been "clearlisted."
Later Glavis said, on nis protest by
wire, the clearlisting was revoked.
Arthur R. Bowman, of Cheyenne,
Wyo.. was among the witnesses sum
Glavis on Stand.
Glavis was on the stand Wednesday.
His testimony was interrupted by rep
resentative Graham, of Illinois, who
suggested that Glavis's counsel should
make a statement of the specific
charges. Attorney Brandels then stated:
"We claim that commissioner Bal
linger modified the orders which had
been given to Jones by assistant com
missioner Dennet to make a 'full and
thorough investigation' to making 'only
a part' Investigation, taking only one
or tw.o affidavits' In each group in
stead of fully covering the Alaskan
Mr. Madison interrupted: "You do
claim Mr. Ballinger acted corruptly?"
Attorney Brandels exclaimed that he
had not used the word corruptly. He
"I have desired to bring the facts be
fore this committee. I cUeem i,t a
matter of great solemnity and that no
charge of corruption should be made.
It is a matter for this committee to de
termine whether the great trust of
holding this land for the benefit of
the people and for future generations
is in safe hands. We make no charge
except the charge of the facts. It is
for you then, to determine, what the
safety and the honor of the country
MOXDELL COAL LAND
BILL REPORTED PAArORABLY
Washington, D. C. Jan. 2S. The house
committee on public lands today voted
to report favorably the Mondell bill ad
mitting to entry the surface of coal
lands in the United States.
The measure affects about 30,000,000
acres of land in Wyoming, Colorado.
Utah, New, Mexico, North Dakota, Ore
gon, Washington and Idaho.
DR. COOK'S DANISH FRIEND
TO STUDY TEXAS COAVBOYS
New York, N. Y.. Jan. 2 8. Drewsen.
the first man to greet Dr.1 Cook In Den
mark, is here to study America, par
ticularly Texas cowboy life. He leaves
for Texas shortly.
Wagon Into Canyon
Beech Hargis, Skyer Of His Father,
Must Spend His Life In Prison
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SEECH" HARGfS VHO SOT wis FATHBfe-
Lexington, Ky., Jan. 2S. Beaeh Hargis, convicted of the murder of his
father, James Ilnrgiy, the feudist, must) cerve his sentence of life imprisonment,
accordiug to the decision of the Kentucky court of appeals at Fraakfort.
PAPER OF PACKER
UNITED STATES BANK
Advices from Mexico City state that financiers there have every faith la
the ability of the United States Banking company to pay Its depositors dol
lar for dollar. It Is even stated that the belief Is felt there that the bank
will reopen In n few days as soon as the excitement has quieted down and
The fact that hh extra large amount of paper of the ZVstlonal Packing
company, of Mexico, caused the suspension of the bank, Is looked upon as
favorable news much better than if It had becn a miscellaneous collection of
paper for the packing company Is said to be very strong nanclally.
The company holds some splendid concessions In Mexico and. furnishes 3
great deal of the beef to the Mexican army; it is also supplying meats to the
Uritlsh army in Egypt and Gibraltar. President John W. Delvay declares that
the concern is financially safe and not in any danger and that it will be able
to take care of all Its paper as soon as collections are made on present con
tract". President DcKay recently went to Europe and interested sir Thomas
Llpton in the packery. Other millionaires in Mexico are also said to he inter
ested and in Mexico City the Institution Is looked upon as strong and safe.
It Is said to be the belief in certain Quarters in Mexico City that the United
States bank will suecccd in transferring much of this paper to other banks and
that it will reopen In a few days.
The bank was able to pay all depositors as long as they came before it
closed its doos. The statement is made that eicry cent can he repaid to
depositors, even If it goes Into liquidation, although the stockholders might
The -sudden physical eollapse of Geo. I. Ham, head of the bank, started
the trouble and he at once threw his entire fortune Into the breach to protect
BI FEAUDS IN
Agents Accused of Prac
ticing Deception Upon
the Companies. s
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 28. Rapid devel
opments are expected in the alleged in
surance frauds which it is claimed will
reveal bold and systematic robbers of
cbmpanies in half a dozen states.
John J. Keane. Timothy O'Leary and
Patrick J. Needham, local agents for
several life insurance companies, who
were arrested last night charged with
defrauding the companies which em
ployed them, out of thousands of dol
lars, were arraigned today.
It is expectetd that at least three
prominent Louisville physicians and a
score or more of "dummies" will be In
volved. According to S. C. Renick. secretary
treasurer of the Indiana National Life
Insurance company, more than $100,000
have been fraudulently obtained by
"grave yard Insurance" methods.
"Railroad Commission Re-
'fuses the Request on Ice
Shipments to Yuma.
Washington, DC, Jan. 2S. An appli
cation bv the Armour car lines to the
interstate commerce commission for re-
paration against the Southern Pacific
company on shipments of Ice from Los"
Angeles, Cal., to Yuma, Ariz., was to-,
The commission held that the granting
of the request would "open the door to ;
the grossest form of favoritism and re- j
Y BELIEVED SAFE
URGLARS CUT DOWN '
CUT HOLE FROM SECOND FLOOR
INTO STORE AND ROB
Securing a room in the Pacific hotel, at 41S South EI Paso street, burg
lars committed one of the moat daring robberies In the history of El Pae
late Inst night, getting away with from $1200 to loOO vrortk e clothing as
jewelry from the store of A. PozII, directly underneath.
The men cut n hole through the ceiling, gaining an entrance iato the store,
and rilled It of about 12 dozen watches and a quantity of clothing-.. They ma&e
their exit through the front door, which they opened, and got way before
the watchman on the beat made his ronnd.
Detectives are working on the case
For El PasoThe Herald
From Houston (Tex.) Post.
The prosperity number of the El Paso Herald, is
sued January 12, was an eloquent exposition of the
growth and progress of the Pass City. The special
number of The Herald .was in magazine form and
lithographed cover and beautifullv illustrated
ttiroughout. It was a splendid advertisement for El
EI Paso, Texas,
f riday Evening,
January 28, 1910. f2 Pages
Horses Frighten at Dog and
Jump Over Cliff With a
Wagon and Humans.
Entire Wreck Takes Fire
and Mother and Infant
Child Are Incinerated.
Dalhart, Tex., Jan. 28. Plunging 100
feet to the bottom of Blanco canyon,
then burned to a crisp in. the debris of
a. wagon, was the shocking fate of Mrs.
S. R. Break and her lyearold child,
near the little .plains, town of Floydada.
Mrs. Break, a widow, was moving
across the country in a wagon that iwas.
loaded with household goods. In the
wagon a stove had been rlgg-ed up for
warmth, near the wagon seat, the pipe
protruding through the canvas coves
of the wagon. Not being an expert driv
er the woman had let her team get too
close to the canyon's brink, so that,
when a. small dog ran yelping down: the
road In rear of the wagon and( team.
the latter shied as the dog ran up.
attempting to quiet the animals, Mrs-
Break pulled them up too tightly, with
the result that the frightened horses
reared and backed the heavy wagon with
its human freight over the precipice.
As the wagon with its passengers and
chattels plnnged backward over the
abyss the hot stove was overturned and
before the struggling mass of humans,
horses and vehicle had reached the bot
tom of the canyon, the whole was a
mass of flame.
- In the wagon was a large can of gaso
line and this being near the stove ig
nited and exploded as soon as the fire
gained headway. The explosion covered
horses and wagon with the fluid, and
witnesses of the tragedy, helpless by dis
tance to render aid, say that both wera
The charred bones or mother and child
were gathered up some hours after death
had come to them, by a ranchman who
had witnessed the awful scene from a,
distance, he being compeled to travel
seyeral miles to reach a spot where he
could descend Into the canyon. As they
lay in death, the arms of the mother,
broken in several places, were clasped
about the body of her child which lay
upon her breast, while in one hand wa
held a charred remnant of the driving
NEW PIPE LINE TO
QTci 'h 07T1 3 ?fi AttOTTlftTT Gen-
eral Mav Probe Uncle
Guthrie, Okla., Jan. 2S. The attorney
general's department today refused to
say whether It will oppose the btiildiBS
of a six Inch pipe line from Tulsa,
Through Oklahoma, to Houston, Tex., by
the Uncle Sam Oil company.
It has been reported that attoraey
general "West, expected to probe tn.
company, believing It to be backed, by
the Standard Oil and violating the anti
trust laws, but the department neither
denies nor affirms that it contemplate
The cost of the new line wll be
2,500,000. A number of the stockhold
ers reside In Kansas.
Tomorrow being the last Saturday
the month, The Herald, carriers vrlll pre
sent bills for the menth ef January.
Subscribers will kindly sote the abev
and he ready far the beys.
but no clue has been discovered m