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E! Paso, Texas,
January 31, 1910.-12 Pages
AH the Nevrs
ferafd Prints It first
While It's Fresh.
Senator Carter Says Their
Operation Would Keep
Money in the States.
"Washington. D. C., Jan. 31. "The
United States Is the only first class
penver in the -world to deny to the peo
ple the privileges and the blessings en
joyed by a postal saving bank," said
senator Carter of Montana, speaking In
the senate today on he bill to establish
postal saving banks.
He spoke of promises made in the last
Republican platform, as well as in sev
eral other party platforms; of the sup
port given to the measiire by former
president Roosevelt and by president
Taft and also by a number of the post
master generals of -the last 40 years.
Answering numerous objections to
postal savings banks, senator Clark
said that they would not be a menace
to the present banking system of the
country, that the present system, if
they were sufficiently numerous, could
not reach the people in the rural and
sparsely settled districts -whom the pos
tal banks are designed to benefit- The
postal depositories, he declared, -would
encourage thrift, -would bring into cir
culation much money now kept in hid
ing and -would impel foreigners, -who
no-w send much of their savings home
for deposit in savings banks in their
own countries, to place it in the care
of this government.
In referring to countries that have
such a system, the speaker said that "It
is operated in countries of limited ex
tent and those of broad territorial ex
panse with equal facility, with success
Answering the objection that the es
tablishment of postal banks would be
an unwarranted use of power by the
government, he claimed that the "bill
only elaborates a use to which the pos
tal service is now subjected, for, as
the report of the committee will show,
a large sum of money in all the states
and territories Is invested in "money
orders payable to the purchasers and
renewed annually at an expense of 3
per $1000 as a penalty on thrift.
"The prime purpose of the measure,"
he declared, "is to encourage thrift
among the masses of the people by fur
nishing widely distributed, convenient
and absolutely safe depositories where
in small sums may be placed at a low
rate of Interest with the faith and credit
of the government pledged to the repay
ment of principal ,and interest on de
mand." .tie neiCl mat li. me vuiuuicimai nm j
other banks were widely distributed,
they would not be patronized to any
considerable extent by the class of peo
ple to whom the postal savings de
positories would furnish the needful
elements Gf convenience and absolute
confidence. To the charge that such
a system might be held unconstitutional
he answered that the miscroscope has
not been made that can disclose a dif
ference in principle oetween the money
order system and the system here pro
posed. "This system," said senator Clark,
"instead of being a menace to the
banks, would prove a source of
strength," Such had been the results
wherever postal banks had been tried.
The bill before the senate provides
that the system be directed by a board
of trustees to be composed of the sec
retary of the treasury, the postmaster
general and the attorney general. This
board Is to report to congress at the
beginning of each regular session.
Every postoffice authorized to issue
postoffice money orders and such
others as the postmaster general may
designate are to be postal depositories.
Any person more than ten years old
is eligible to make a deposit, although
no account of less than one dollar can
be opened and no person may deposit
more than $100 In one calendar month,
or more than $500 altogether, not
counting accumulated interest. Inter
est is to be at the rate of -2 percent a
IX SOUTH KOREA
Toklo, Japan, Jan. 31. Special
dispatches from Seoul report a
serious uprising of insurgents at
south Phongan, Korea. 'Twenty
Japanese settlers are said to
have been murdered. !
HASKELL MA YBE TRIED
BY THE LEGISLATURE
Guthrie, .Okla., Jan; 31. Reference to the possibility of the impeachment of
governor Haskell and other state officers is made in a resolution introduced in
the house hy representative Humphrey.
The resolution demands an investiga tion of the Columbia Bank and Trust
company, which failed in Oklahoma City last, fall owing the depositors more
than $1,000,000, and calls upon attorney general West to bring before the legis
lature matters which he had previously stated were being considered by the grand
jury at Oklahoma City when that body was discharged by order of governor Has
kelL At that time the attorney general wrote a letter criticising the acts of cer
tain state officials alleged to be concerned in the failed bank.
STATEHOOD BILL IS
REPORTED TO SENATE
Washington, D. O, Jan. 31. The amended statehood bill was introduced in
the senate by Dillingham today and referred back to the committee on territories.
The bill had been previously revised by president Taft who assured The
Herald correspondent this morning that the bill would pass congress.
Storage Plants Sell Them as
Fresh Eggs From China
STILL SOLD AS
St. Iouis, AIo., Jan. 31. On condition
that the name of the guide be with
held, entrance was gained by a reporter
to one of the largest cold storage plants
in New York city last night, and meth
ods employed to make the public p"ay
fictitious prices for food -were -seen at
first hand. X-ike conditions are. said
to exist in every large city, says a New
York dispatch to the Fost,-Dispatch.
Some of the articles viewed by the
Fifty thousand pounds of halibut
placed In the plant three years ago.
Barrels of turkeys and geese (number
not given), two 3'ears old or mora
Three hundred cases of eggs, the re
mainder of 5000 cases placed In storage
beginning last April, purchased at about
IS cents per dozen and released in the
last two months to be sold at from 48
to 52 cents per dozen as "strictly fresh
Ten thousand cases of fish (of differ
ent varieties), from. one year to three
Five thousand barrels of apples.
Two hundred thousand pounds of
meat, held in storage for seven months.
Erps Xerer Get "Too Old."
"There has been a big call for eggs
recently," the employe said, surveying
the spacious room, which is kept at a
itemperature of 31 degrees throughout
"The cases In here reached to the
celling until a short time ago. Most
of the eggs came from the west last
April and May, and cost the buyer
about 18 cents a dozen. He's selling
'em now for 52 cents. You can't lose
on eggs. If they get too old they are
broken up and sold to the bakers- Come
along and 111 show you how they do
He led the way to another room filled
with four gallon and two gallon cans,
and In which the temperature was only
a few degrees above zero. The larger
cans were filled with the egg yolks and
the smaller with the "whites." He said
that eggs In some of the cans were five
years old, and the contents came from
A man who participated in the tour
of inspection who formerly worked in a
cold storage plant, told of the top
of one of these egg cans being knocked
off in handling. The stench, he said,
was so overpowering that workmen re
fused to handle the can. Eggs in this
form are known to the trade as "Eggo-
line," used extensively In the making
of pound cake and other pastries.
Buy Iow and Sell High.
Two huge storerooms filled -with meat
which hung in a temperature of six
degrees above zero, were next visited.
Boof, veal, mutton, lamb and other
meats ' of a total weight of 200,000
pounds had been in storage for seven
months. It costs a quarter of a cent a
month for storage charges on this meat,
which is purchased In the spring and
summer at the lowest wholesale prices,
and distributed when the public is cony
ppled to buy at famine figures.
The rooms reserved for fish were
filled to their capacity- In explanation
of thisT the employe 'said:
"These fish are picked up when the
market Is glutted, about June They
cost, we'll say, about 4 cents a pound
in 10,000 pound lots. They are brought
here and dumped down a chute into
vats of water, where the blood is wash
ed off. Then they are placed In pans
and frozen until a glaze forms. In this
state they are packed in cases and held
in this room at a temperature only
slightly, above zero. These fish will be
placed on the market now as 'fresh.'
The public don't know that they were
taken from their native waters a year
to three years ago.
Profits 20 Percent.
"Housewives will pay about 22 cents
a pound for the bluefish and up to 40
cents a poundfor the sturgeon, and be
lieve they are getting fresh fish. We
charge threefourths of a cent a pound
for freezing and the storage charges for
a vear brings the price of 4 cent fish
to 'about 6 cents. This is sold for about
18 cents, and the difference is what the
public pays into the pockets of the
"Fishermen, farmers, cattle raisers,
egg growers and truck gardeners don't
get living prices, hardly. They are up
against it just the -same as the public.
We have on storage here 5000 barrels
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WITH FAILED BANK
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Waters Begin to Recede, but
Damage Is iNTot Yet Over
Pestilence Is Feared Prom
Overflowing Sewers in
Paris, France, Jan. 31 From mid
night until noon today the Seine fell
only about a third of an inch an hour.
The -weather, however, continued favor
able. The flood at critical points was
ameliorated to a considerable extent
today, notably the neighborhood of St.
Lazare station. Engineers now hope
within a few days to brace up the un
derground workings, and prevents the
collapse of the streets -and buildings
which has appeared Imminent for sev
Repairing Telegraph Lines.
Beginning this morning the authori
ties concentrated .their efforts to the
restoration of the crippled public serv
ices, at the repair of telegraph and tel
ephone lines and the reestablishment of
demoralized railroad communications.
The Light System I Out.
There is no prospect of restoring the
electric light and power systems this
week. The principal danger to Paris
is now considered to be from a pol
luted water supply.
Preparations are complete for a thor
ough cleansing and disinfection of the
city. The police have been warned
against reoccupylng the flooded rooms
until they have been disinfected.
Up to noon today the river had fallen
two feet from the highest point. Some
sidewalks fell into the subway today
but no one was Injured.
The small loss of life during the
flood Is one of the most surprising fea
tures. Contributions from United Stntes.
Messages pf sympathy and financial
contributions from abroad are still pour
ing in. Among the numerous sums
cabled from the United States are $20,
000 from the Standard Oil; $10,000 from
Speyer & Co., and $5000 from Frank J.
The fluvial department estimates that
It will be two weeks before the Seine
returns to 'Its normal state.
Exciting rowboat chases after crim
inals on the outskirts of the city oc
curred last night and In several in
stances "apaches" were fired upon by
their pursuers and three were shot
Two others were hanged to lampposts
as examples of the fate of those caught
IN TEPIC, MEXICO
Was a Photographer and
Had "Worked in Globe
Acaponeta, Tepic, Mex., Jan. 27.
Editor El Paso Herald:
An American by the name of Jack
Mankins was killed in Santiago, this
territory, a few days ago.- He was a
photographer by trade. I think he was
Please see if you can find any of his
relatives through your paper.
He worked In Bisbee, also in Globe,
Ariz. He was killed by another Ameri
can. He was burled on the 25th at San
tiago. Fred Farrell,
FEOM A MINE
Victims of the Cherry Disas
ter to Be Removed After -Two
Cherry, 111., Jan. 31. "Get the bodies
out as quickly as possible," was the re
quest made today by "W. W. Taylor,
manager of the St- Paul Mining com
pany to the state' mine inspectors un-,
der whose directions the shaft in the
St. Paul mine will be opened tomor
row, after having been hermetically
ciosea tor two months to smother the
flames that have smouldered in the
second level since November 13.
There are about 160 bodies in the sub
Dr. H. M. Orr, of the Chicago, Mil
waukee and St. Paul railway, believes
the bodies on the second level will- be
INTO POOD COST
J Bill to Be Prepared for an
investigation of Present
Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. Foreshad
owing the instigation by congress of
the high cost of living, the house ways
and means committee today authorized
chairman Payne and representative
Clark, majoritv and minority leaders of
the house, to collaborate in the prepara
tion of a resolution providing lor such
air" inquiry and defining the form of
AXOTHER CHILD MURDER
SHOCKS XEW YORK CITY
New York, N. Y Jan. 31. Another
child murder startled the city today. It
occurred in a house in East Fiftieth
street, where a man shot and killed
one child, fatally wounded another and
then shot himsejf.
The police are following the theory
that theman may have been the maniac
slayer of the two boys shot recently
J while coastlnjr
Says He Shot Simpson to
Save His Own Life, Thinks
Simpson Shot at Him.
TO THE RANCH
Under cross-examination in his trial
for murder this morning, Shank S. Car
penter said: "I think that Simpson fired
one shot at me as my horse was wheel
Ing around. I believe I heard four
He also declared that he thought a
man who would enter Into a uonspIracy
to kill another man should be shot, and
said that if he had entered into any
such conspiracy he did not know what
he would say on the stand.
Carpenter ..was composed and an-
swered questions promptly though his
tone was so low that several times at
torneys for both sides had to request j
him to talk louder and once the judge
asked him to speak so lie could hear
While on the stand he twirled a lead
pencil in his right hand and accident
ally dropped it behind the radiator at
the side of the witness stand. Then he
took a small nail file from his pocket '
and twirled this in his hand but dropped ,
it In a similar manner. He picked up
both of these when he left the stand
at the noon adjournment.
He will probably be on the stand all
this afternoon and part of tomorrdw
and the defence may close its case with
S. S. Carpenter took the stand at 9:25
in his own behalf. He said:
I am S. S. Carpenter, defendant in this
case, and live at Clint, and have been a
resident of this county for 10 years, en
gaged in the ranching business.
I have a ranch known as the Head
quarters ranch, two or three miles from
the S. P. railroad. There is some va-
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"Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. Charges made Saturday by Louis R. Glavis be
fore the congressional committee investigating the Ballinger-Picchot controversy
that congressman McLachlan of California and Kinkaid of Nebraska were inter
ested in Alaska coal land claims was given added interest by Mr. McLachlan him
self, who brought other names into the limelight.
Explaining his connection with these claims Mr. McLachlan today mentioned
governor Giliett and representatives Knowland and McKinley, of California, as
being interested in a proposition with himself and representative Kinkaid, and a
number of others.
CONGRESSMAN READY TO SELL OUT.
McLachlan declared that the proposition was entirely legal and epical, and
if there was any violation of the law, he was no aware of it. Speaking of the
Green claims, Mr. McLachlan said:
"I went into the proposition two or three years ago on the suggestion of Mr.
Green and have paid out so far about $4 000 in surveying and developing my
claim. The land was taken up in the ordinary manner of filing on mineral lands.
A magazine article just published says my claim is worth $1,900,000, but if I can
get my $4000 out of it, I will be glad. In fact, .1 would sell out for less than I
have put in."
PAYNTER QUITS COMMITTEE. '!
Pleading illness, senator Paynter, of Kentucky, today resigned from the
Ballinger-Pinchot investigating committee. His place was offered by minority
leader Money to half a dozen other senators, but none has accepted
MINERS DEMAND TEN
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 31. -Ten cents a ton increase is demanded for the
bituminous coal miners in the report of the scale committee of the United Mine
Workers. of America, submitted to its convention today.
The new wage contracts are to be made in Kansas. Missouri, Oklahoma, Col
orado, Washington, Wyoming, Montana and British Columbia.
Portales, N. M., to Invest
Big Sum A New Light
ALSO PUTS IN
SEWERS AND WATER
Portales, X. M., Jan. 31. Saturday
the contract with the Western Construc
tion company ot Garden Cdty, Kas., was
closed to construct a $350,000 irrigation
plant at this place, and tlhe work has
There is now one carload of macliinery
'being unloaded, consisting of a steel
tower and tank, the freight on which
There will be some 60 carloads of ma
chinery yet to come for this plant, be
sides the material for the house, and
the poles for the various lines on which
the power will be carried to the various
The plant will be completed by the
first of May, so as to give the farmers
water for this year's crop.
The town board of- trustees let the
contract j'esterdav for a waterworks,
sewer system r.nl electric liprht plant,
at a cost to the city of $76,000, the
plant to be completed in five, months
Portales will from tshis on furnish the
outside world with all kinds of vege
tables tind feed stuff, alfalfa, corn, wheat
and broom corn, and in season its four
stand, cotton gin will be running day
.. 1IU3IAX SLAVERY
Pekln, China, Jan. 31 Slavery
as it exists in China is doomed.
An imperial edict issued, today
approves the plans of the consti-
tutional bureau for abolishing
traffic In human beings.
HEARING DOES' IT
wmm - jfAJftW
They Are Prom Texas Dem
ocratic Papers Refuting
the Hard Times Story.
MR. HENRY GETS
Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. Adding
to the gayety of nations and to cam
paign literature, representative Boutell,
Republican, of Illinois, talked about
Texas, "grand old Texas." for an hour
in the house, in reply to representative
Henry, Democrat, of Texas, who recent
ly assailed the Payne-Aldrieh tariff bill
by saying that the nation was groaning
under this alleged nefarious measure.
Bryan, senator Bailey antl Champ
Olark figured indirectly in Boutell's ora
tion. He came loaded down with Texas
npAveir.n.ners. some minted in Spanish and
some in English. Takimr Mr. Henry's i
allegations ot groaning througnout tue
land. 3Ir. Boutell proceeded to read the
Xew Year editorials from every Texas
district. Each sang a song of prosperity.
jdons vear closed. Eoxfh told in prover
i bial Texas eloquence of the "land of sun
I'lHKI Llliltra. lSC:i,(..L LflUiJMV''t vw. v ?.,-
shine as represented in the ixme ocar
Does That Sound Like a Groan?
"Dees that sound like groaning be
cause of the Payne bill?'' demandel Mr.
Bcutell, wirh almost minutelike regu
larity, and to hilarious applause on the
Representative Clark, from wnose
campaign speeches Mr. Boutell also read
extracts, sat smiling through it all. Tex
as members of the house, headed most
persistently by Mr. Henry, attempted
to nuestion the niinois member until
finally Mr. Boutell was compeled to j
aecime to yieia to any one aim iimu
confusion and loud clamor ot voices on
th floor resulted. Mr- Henrv wouldn't
take his seat, and the chair pounded tihe
desk most vigorously.
"Wihen Mr. Boutell besan to read Span
ish prosperity editorials the official
stenographers fled in retreat.
The Democratic Donkey.
From a Waco paper, "a good Demo
cratic paper." declared Mr. Boutell, came
an item, in substance that:
"Br-an. Bailey and Chimp Clark have
led a "fattened donkey from the house of
our fathers, and it is roaming some
where now unfed upon the bleak hills."
Mr. Clark grinned. Mr. Bcutell con
tinued: "Who knows but that the groaning to
which mv friend from Texas refers is
I but tfeplainttre bray of this donkey
who seeks tool and the old home?
Sereno E. Payne, author af the tariff
"h'll. shook with" laughter until his portly
form and reddened face loomed on fee
Republican side like the headlisfht on a
And still Boutell continued to read his
Mr. Henrv finallv delivered what he
thought to be a squelcher in the way of
a ecine-back when he asked:
"How does ihe,gentleman from niinois
aroiiTTi- for the' Irigh prices of every
"Are price high?" asked Mr. Boutell.
in apparent innocent wonder.
They are. thundered -Mr. Henrv.
"Would the spntlemnn from Texas
have the prices reduced?"
"I Avould," responded the centleman
from Texas in momentarv triumph.
"Then suorjese the centleman from
the grand old state of Texas be$rin bv
lowering the price of 15 cent cotton,"
purred Mr. Bcutell.
The Republicans embraced one anoth
er, figuratively ond literally. James
Tawney slapped his nearest neighbor's
back and Sereno E. Pavnp slapped him
self on the most prominent" portion n
his anatomy, which is located in front, j
I muuue uissie-
- in ueenng rsoos up.
Representative Burleson. Democrat, of
the state that figured o ercatly in tiie'
Congressional Record next day, hurried
into the chamber about this trme.lsorry
to have missed anything. He arrived in I
time to hear several papers in his d;s-
triet declare editorially that times never j
were better. j
It was. the cotton colloquy that
.brought out the first display" of ill I
tamper between Mr. Boutell and Mr. j
f" "Diviif all';. mifisftmi - l.J.l. J !
Mr- Boutell was sorry that applause
"from both sides" Jnd so drowned the
Teva member's original replv that he i
couldn't hear it. H declined to vield i
further, and after the chair had thor
oughly "massajred the marble dpsk in
J front cf 'him. order was restored and !
I the -naper reading contnhied. Mr. Boutell I
making cutting side remarks c he pro
I ceeded. I
TO SEND POSTALS TO PRESIDENT
Xevr York, N. Y., Jan. 31. Neither the antl-ment campaign nor the general
crusade for the lowering of the hiKh cost of living showed any skrns of ex
haustion today- The women's mass meeting postponed from Saturday hecaase
of n storm, will be held this afternoon la Madison, square. Tuesday I?:at the
meetings of the club iroraen will he held to help push the postal card cam
palsa which the Gotham club has inaugurated. The cards already have a
wide circulation, Roing: to all parts of the country, making a direct persoaal
appeal to stop using; meat.
Preparations are under way to have the Federation of Women's clHhs of
America take up at Its convention here Friday a concerted movement to ask
every woman in the country to send a post card to president Taft asking; him
to take measures n;raiust the monopol istie eontrol of meat prices.
Denver of tlie Southwest ;
Prom the Marfa (Tex.) New Era. t
The Skyscraper edition of the El Paso Herald iasuedon January 12 was
a revelation. Some years ago we prophesied that someday the Bass City
would be the Denver of the Southwest. -It soon will he, if' not now.
Clearing House Subscribes
$550 to the Fund Curtiss
May Be Here.
FOR EL PASO
Come take a trip 1h my airship;
Come take a all rosad the zboor;
Ifo 'one to watch while we're kteslBfff
"So one to see while we spoon.
Come take a trip 1b my alrsHlp,
And we'll visit the man is the mo ox.
- "When the El Paso' clearing- house sub
scribed $550 to the fund for the aviation,
meeting: this morning; the total was
raised to within ?510 of the $4000 aieces
sary before the dates can be set for
the appearance of the great Paulhan and
his company of flying folks in El Paso.
The subscription of -the clearing- house
Is the largest yet made to the fund, be
ing $50 larger than those tmade by The
Herald and the Ttimes.
In "additon to the $550 there were sub
scriptions amounting to ?150 added to
the list this 'morning and J. IX Ponder,
who Is In charge of the work of obtan
ingthe $4000 bonus, is at work this aft
ernoon obtaining the remaining- $510 of
the bonus fund. When the total amount
is subscribed, it will - be placed in one
of the local banks end Paulhan's man
ager will be telegraphed to this effect
Negotiations will then be opened by wire
for a definite date for holding the avi
ation .meeting- and It is expected to have
the dates fixed before "Wednesday. Ad
vertising, win then be sent out to all
of the towns in the southwest and the
railroad rates will be advertised wide
ly. Curtiss's manager left St. Louis for
El Paso this morning to take up the
matter of his man flying here.
The necessity for having the dates
fixed as early as possible is recognized
by the committee in charge of the avi
ation meeting. The winds are due to
start heredn March and these would be
sufficiently strong to prevent the dar
ing French aviator making any flights
against them. It is the desire of the
committee to fix the time for holding
the meeting- at as early a date as possi
ble and for this reason the necessity for
obtaining the $4000 bonus by today was
urgent. It is expected to have the re
maining $510 subscribed by 6 oclock
this evening when t will be deposited and
Paulhan's representative wired to at
The complete subscription list up to
coon today contained the following- sub
scriptions: Times Publishing Co.' $300
Herald News Co. 500
G. L. Hoyt Co v 100
Chas. Zieger .. . lUtt
Hotel Orndorff 100
H. Pfaff &0
Popular Dry Goods Co 50
Coney Island 50
Houck & Dieter Co 50
C. Puva Petit - 50
Otto Hintermeister 50
'onrv L. Capell t .".. 10
W. M. L-aughlln 1 10
Darbyshire & Evans' 10
". W. Reckhart 10
Fred J. Feldroan . . .. ." . 10
H. G. Ross 10
B. Blumenthal 10
E. B. "Welch & Co -f--v- 10
Newman Insurance Co ... ..r. 25
Behr & "Watts 20
Haymon Krupp . .... 25
Kohlberg Bros 25
Jackson Grocery Co., . 25
J. H. Adams 25
The Elite Confectionery Co. .r.... 25
Ochoa & Rojas Vertlr (Juarez) .... 75
Stanger & Bosley 10
Felix Martinez 25
Sheldon Hotel ..." 50
St. .Regis ........ -....- ..... 25
Angelus- .. ... .... 25
Latta & Happer .1 to
M- Posener 10
J. F. Williams 10
Turner & Davis- 10
J. Calisher Co . 50
R. C Lightbody & Co , .10
El Paso Gas and Electric Co 25
Nick Depeder 25
Clifford Bros T. 10
R. L.askln & Bro. 10
A. Mathias company 25
H. Leslnsky Co. .. 25
The Model ....- t. ....:.... 10
Frank Derlcks '. ". ... 25
F. Brunschwig & Co ....... 25
A. H. Richards .. ., .'... 10
H. X.. Potter . 10
James A. Dick &.Co 25
El Paso & Southwestern Railway.. 200
The Lion Grocery company........ 19
Crombie & Co 10
H. B. Thompson.-.. .... 5
Goldoft Bros...... 10
Street Railway company 75;
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