AH the News
lierald Prints it first
While It's Fresh.
Says He Will Do feis Duty
Eegardless of What Peo
ple -Say of Him Personally
SAYS THEY ASKED
FOR A RECEIVER
Now" That They Have One,
All People Must Be Treat
ed Alike, He Declares.
This morning's meeting of the city
council turned, into a water discussion in j
which the mayor and representatii es of
the citizens' committee took part, and it
was rather a lively affair.
The mayor said that the recent water
users' "mass meeting" had been called
for the purpose of heaping abuse upon
him and the city council because of
the action they 9iad taken In regard to
the 90-cent minimum rate which re
ceh er Wyatt has been allowed to charge
upon an order from federal judge Maxey.
Evidently mayor Sweeney resented
the questions put to Mm by the mem
bers of the committee, for "his manner
was not mild and ihis speaking was
most forceful when he replied to the
questions put by the various members
of the committee
He said that the matter was in the
federal courts and denied most emphati
sally that the city attorney and him
self had recommended the charge of
the 90-cent minimum rate, declaring
that they had simply acquiesced in the
order which is to be in force until the
next term of the federal court in this
city in April.
Several times he told the ccmmittee
that he did not care what they or any
one else thought of him personally, and
he intended to go ahead and do his duty
es he saw it regardless of abuse from
malcontents and "characterless reptiles."
James G. 3IcXaTV, treasurer of the Rio
Grande street paving fund, stated to the
council that 5,091 feet of paving and
parking had. been signed ior. and he felt
sure that within ten days or two weeks
nearly all of the balance could be se
cured. Major Sweeney said the contract
had been let and assuied him an ad
justment would be effected this after
noon. The firs report of the city health of
ficer since the new ordinance relative
to birth reports went into effect was
read and showed four Mexican and two
American births recorded.
An ordinance regulating the paving
of North Campbell street from Main to
Hill streets with petrolithic oiled macad
am was passed, as was also an ordinance
regulating the sale of milk from tuber
cular cattle, making this an offense
punishable by a fine of from S5 to
The Water Bates.
Phil Bargman, chairman of the citi
zens' committee, protesting against ihe
minimum water rates of the receier.
started the water duscusion when he
presented a communication to the
mayor and city council asking whv the
city officials had acquiesced in the pe
tition of the water companv and the
receiver, for permission to charge the
(Continued on Page Nine.)
Lander, wya., Feb. 10. Sixty-four i
defendants In alleged coal land frauds
against the government appeared today
before the United States land office
here, in cases which have been brought
by the government for the cancelation
of their titles to coal lands which are
said to be the most valuable In the
The cases involve 9500 acres of land
lying in. the mineral district north of
Lander ar.d have been appraised by
government experts at a value of
Duramj Entries Made.
The government alleges that these
lands were filed upon by "dummy" en
trymen for the benefit of the Owl
Creek Coal company and the North
western Coal company which are con
troled largely by New York capital
ists. The two 'companies are reported
to be associated with the Chicago,
Burlington & ,Quincy railroad. The
cases are commonly known as the
"Gebo coal land fraud cases," as Sam
"WaxMnsrton, D. C, Feb. 10. Take one 10 pound boiled ham, two gallons of
nater. one keg: of kale weighing: 40 pounds ivhen dry, and two gallons of beer;
pour slowly into the maw of a healthy humanibelng in two hours and 40 min
utes, let the mixture settle until assured of success, and the result will be gas
tronomic freak or "gourmacher," (old fa.hioned slang for gourmand).
Boots Iteppetti, a man trained In mastication and digestion at the Wash
ington Hnvy yard, made himself a receptacle for the stirring of those ingredi
ents last night and he did not even grunt.
Iteppetti devoured the record breaking meal In the presence of nearly a
hHBdred witnesses, taking les than three hours to demonstrate his claim to be
the champion long distance eater.
He still Hi es. ' l '
livestock Shipments Fall off
and Price of Meat Natur
"Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. One of
-the contributing causes for the high
price of meat, according to a report of
the department of commerce and labor,
issued today, is the fact that livestock
receipts for the year 1909 at seven of the
leading interior markets of the United
States was the 'lowest since 1904.
Particularly did receipts of hogs fall
off. From 22,000,000 In 1908, the re
ceipts of hogs last j ear fell to less than
The report also shows that grain re
ceipts at 15 leading markets last ear
were less than any year since 1904, the
total being about 745,000,000 bushels.
PAULHA2T WILL NOT
FLY FOR EL PASO
Arrangements to Bring the
Frenchman Here Are
Paulhan will not fly in El Paso.
No definite information having been
received from the Frenchman about
dates, although the guarantee and the
expense money were raised among the
business men, the proposed flights have
been called off.
It was felt that the last of the month
was too date to pull off such an event,
inasmuch as there was too great a
danger from high winds, and, too,
Paulhan's flights over the country
since he left Los Angeles, have not been
such as 1" st the country wild with
The representatives of the Curtiss
combination will be m the city again to
morrow with: a -view to attempting to
bring about an agreement for flights
here on Feb. 18, 19, and 20, but Curtiss
wires from New York that he cannot
leave the jurisdiction of the courts
pending a hearing of the "Wright in
junction, hence the flights would have
to be by Hamilton and "Wlllard. Ar
rangements may be concluded to bring
these two men here, Inasmuch as the
Paulhan flights have been called off.
In the meantime the Phoenix aviation
meeting is going forward and great
crowds are attending.
BURNS TO DEATH
IN STABLE FIRE
William Conway, Ft. Worth
Boy, Asleep in Barn, Is
Fort "Worth, Tex., Feb. 10. William
Conway, a white man, was burned to
death here this morning in a fire which
destroyed the barn belonging to F. A.
Baker. The fire department arried when
the building was wrapped in flames.
Conway was asleep at the time.
A valuable horse was also cremated.
r'rjrnr-nir ti'no 17 TP.nrs r1d and an Am- t
ploye of Baker.
uel "W. Gebo, George "W. Dally, Rufus
P. Ireland and others were alleged to
be instrumental in securing the titles.
Three Years' Investigation.
The cases have been under investiga
tion by federal land agents three years
and various actions have been brought
in court. An injunction suit was
brought in the United States court at
Cheyenne recently by the government
asking (that the Owl Creek Coal com
pany be restrained from operating coal
mines at Gebo, Big Horn county,
which are said to be producing 700
tons of coal daily. A temporary re
straining order was granted by the
court and more than a thousand miners
were thrown out of work.
John A. Williams, law examiner of
the land office, and Capt. George H.
Hair, chief of the field division of the
land office at Salt Lake, Utah, will
hear the cases. About 40 witnesses
will be summoned, a large part of them
from New York City.
Educators of the City Unan
imous in Declaring There
Is Opening For It.
The need of a first class boarding
school for girls in El Paso Is strongly
felt among the educators of the city.
They do not believe that it would In
terfere with the present public school
system, but, on the other hand, would
strengthen the educational facilities of
the city and result m great good in
Superintendent F. M. Martin, principal
N. R. Croz'er, of the high school, and
many of the principals of the El Paso
ward schools are enthusiastic in their
endorsement of the proposed school;
also Miss Stafford, secretary of the
Y. "W. C. A.
Prof. Martin's Idea.
Having been requested to state his
opinion of the move now on foot to es
tablish in El Paso a 'girls' boarding
school, Prof. F. M. Martin, superintend
ent of the El Paso schools, said:
"I believe that the establishmept of
a high grade school of this character
would be of great benefit to the city
in many ways. It would be valuable:
First, from an educational standpoint,
because it would increase the Interest
of our people in this most important
subject, and would doubtless do much
toward the cultural development of our
citizenship; second, from a commercial
standpoint, because It would bring into
the city funds from the adjacent dis
tricts; third, as an advertisement of the
city; fourth, as a positive benefit to
many girls In the cirj, and many girls
In the territory from which It would
derive its patronage.
"There should be no antagonism
whatever between the public scho'ol
system and any private institutions of
this kind, because it has been my ex
perience that every good school In a
community is an aid to the cause of
education. There are girls in the
public schools who would perhaps do
better work in a private school, and the
school would be advantageous to the
public school system by sharing the
burden with us, which is already almost
too great to be borne entirely by the
public school system. As a rule, that
city which has the best private schools
has also the best public schools. I wel
come the establishment of any school
which has for its aim the inculcation of
high ideals in the hearts of our young
"I believe that El Paso Is sorely In
need of private schools to increase the
interest of our people in the matter cf
education, and to provide for those pu
pils who would find the atmosphere of
these schools more congenial."
Miss Fitzpatrick Endorses School.
"I heartily endorse the establishment
in El Paso of a boarding school for girls,"
said Miss Alice FItzpatrick, principal
of Lamar school. "There seems no logic
al reason why such a school should not
succeed here, as this city Is the center
of a large section of country, whose
people have been compeled to send their
daughters to eastern private schools to
complete their education, because of El
lack In suppljing this educa
tional need. A well equipped private
school would attract many girls who for
j one reason or another do not enter the
public schools, or who do not remain to
complete the work there.
"A school for girls only, possesses ad
vantages over the coeducational institu
tions. In such a school, there Is greater
opportunity to pursue the cultural
studies without which the girl's educa
tion Is not complete, and the close as
sociation, particularly the boarding
pupils, with women whose sole study is
woman hood should give us cultured
girls having high conception of woman's
life and work." $
In Hearty Sympathy Mrs. Bailey.
t nm hwrtV D,.rai., !, y.
.,, ... jmr--"J nrxw mo i
movement to establish a girls' school in f
El Paso," Mrs. C. B. Bailey, principal
of the Mesa school, said. "I am glad
to express my approval of such a move
ment for providing the girls of the
southwest with an educational institu
tion as is proposed for El Paso. The ter
ritory from which El Paso draws its
patronage demands such an institution,
and I am glad that the need for such
a school Is to be ".supplied."
Miss Prater Favors School.
"Does El Paso Need a Girls's School?
My answer is emphatically yes. El Paso
like all towns and communities needs
all the educational stimulus she can
get," said Miss Myra Prater, principal
of Beall school.
"A girls's school can be no 'draw
back to our highly developed system
of public schools, but will 'lend a hand'
to the great cause of ecucation.
"There are plenty of boys and girls
here to fill the public schools' to over
flowing and at the same time support
good private schools for both boys and
"I believe most heartily in public
school education for the pupils who are
adapted to it, but there are children who
cannot stand the rigid public school
life and course of studj'; these children
need the private school.
"There Is another class whp need and
want lines of work which the public
school was never intended to give, viz:
more of the languages, more music,
more art, more expression, etc. The
girls's school will fill this want, and
save the parents the expensepf sending
their girls so far from home
"I hope to see the .girls's school
(Continued on Page 3),
NICARAGUA N PRESIDENT IS
FJKv?IDCSrr JSSJUAY-AVr PALACE.
I Mi III I I ill L p &, ft - i:!$mmM
nil 1 1 te ''&7'jBH
Will Try to Get a Candidate
For Governor Who Will
Suit Himself and Hughes.
TO SPEAK OK
Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. Presi
dent Taft's visit to New York Satur
day, it is said, will be made the occa
sion of an important political confer
ence regarding New York state condi
tions. Efforts will "be made to have
governor Hughes attend the confer
The Republicans are anxious to get a
candidate for the governorship who
will have the support both of presi
dent Taft and governor Hughes.
In lew of many rumors in the New
York financialdlstrict and all over the
country for that matter, regarding the
attitude of the administration, presi
dent Taft's speech before the Republi
can club Saturday night at the Lin
coln day dinner will be followed with
Those close to the president have no
helstancy in saying that the president
will contend that the republican plat
form pledges must be carried out In
fadt as well as In spirit and he will
do all In his power to see that they
are carried out.
Representative Smith has appointed
William Butts, of Cisco, to West Point.
Delegate Andrews's bill to pension
Ignacio Salazar, of the First New Mexi
can infantry, ?30 a month, has been in
troduced. The appointment to the medical re
serve corps of the army as first lieuten
ant of Robert Clarence McDonald, of
Texas, is announced.
LYON" DOESN' CARE
WHO IS JUDGE
Only He Insists That the
Man Must Be a Repub
lican, So There.
Houston, Texas, Feb. 10. Cecil A.
Lypn, of Sherman, arrived here today
en route to San Antonio.
He declared he would recommend
none but a Republican to fill the va
cancy caused by the death of federal
judge D. E. Bryant and added: "Those
who scrambled for the appointment
before the flowers on a grave have
faded will neer receive consideration
I don't care who the president appoints
just so the appointeo is a Republican'
Coorieris IVame Urged.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. Texas
representatives Burgess. Shepperd Gar
ner Moore, Slayden, Henry and'Beali
called on president Taft today to urge
him to appoint S. B. Cooper, of .,.
rnont, to succeed the late federal inrtf-.
-p. t-. -d,., rr, ,, . 1 "
,, ""'- "K i'iaent said he
would be pleased to consider the recom-
menaaiion juage AicMeans was also
recommended. The president gave no
IntimL .Ion of how soon he will act
4- SUGAR OFFICIAL, GETS J
4 TWO YEARS IX PRISON
New York, N. Y.r Feb. 10. Oliver
f Spitzer, a former dock superin-
tendent of the American Sugar Re- a
fining company's plant at Wil- A
f liamsburg, was today sentenced to
p two years in the federal peniteu-
tiary at Atlanta for his part m the &
recent sugar frauds. J,
: : : .j.
;. DECRE 1SE I THD .t
SUPPLY Or COPPER A
New York, N. Y. Feb. 10 .
A decrease of 43,302,772 pounds
In the copper stock on hand
Feb. 1, as compared -with Jan. ..
1, is shown by the monthly re- .
; port of the Copper Products as- .
sociation, made public here to- .
?. .. . ! : : . .
COUNCILMAN CONVICTED OF
VIOLATING LIQUOR jjAV
Shreveport, Tex.. Feb. 10 H B. Sco
field, city councilman, supported by the
anti-prohibition faction, was convicted
on three counts today on the charge
of violating the prohibition law. He -was
coniicted on his own testimony obtain
ed by detectives representing the law
I enforcement league of Mississippi.
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Chicago, III., Feb. 10. Martin B.
Tn,l.. rrr,... -T T W.l nfftol! ctt Hi. .T!WMMKUVi.bml ,...
, . . . '.
anu reu oucBOt lorraer uusiness astni 01 me .ueiai orKcrs union, were
sentenced to pay a fine of $300 each to3ay, following their conviction last May
on charges of "grafting."
A motion for a Hew trial was overruled. (
SNOW FALLS IN
Temperature Drops Rapidlv
and Cold Winds Are
Waco, Tex , Feb. 10. Reports re
ceived here today by the Texas Central
railroad say that snow Is falling all
along the line from Stamford to within
20 miles of Waco. A heavy fall Is re
ported at Walnut Springs.
Snow at Strann.
Strawn, Tex., Feb. 10. Snow began
falling here at 9 ocloclc tnis morning and
the temperature Is rapidly falling. The
cattle ranges are in good shape and the
fanners will be benefited.
Cold at Waxahachle. '
Waxahachie, Tex., Feb. 10. Snow
commenced falling here this morning. A
cold east wind is blowing.
Snovt at Fort orth.
Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 10. Flurries
of snow fell here today and the temper
ature dropped 15 degrees over night.
Snow is reported west on the Texas &
Pacific as far as Cisco.
IN BAD WAY
Pinchot Says Monied Trusts
and Political Trusts Are
New York, N. Y., Feb. 10. Prospects
for conseryation are not encouraging at
present, according to Glfford Pinchot,
who is now in New York.
"Only the drie of concerted public
opinion is going to carrj this conserva
tion movement along," he said.
"It has met the mqst formidable body
of resistance that could have been en
countered the poer of organized
wealth and the power of organized poli
tics Nothmg less than a nation wide
moemeut will carry it through."
ORDERED TO HANG 4"
4 FOR A MURDER.
A Eastland, Tev, Feb 1Q The
fr Jury In the district court returned
4 a lerdlct in the case of Sam Grant, I
charged -v ith the murder of an old 41
v inan named Oates near Rising Star ?
4" a year ago, finding him guilty in $
the first degree, and fixing his 4;
fc punishment at death- A codetend-4
j ant, Bert Garter, turned state's
4 evidence. 4-
Madden, former. president of the BHimiag
..,. ., ..
TO BUY EMBASSIES
- IN FOREIGN LANDS
United States Takes Steps
to Take' Care of Its
Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. The
house committee on foreign affairs to
day decided to report favorably the Low
den bill providing- for an' expenditure
annually not to exceed half a million for
the erection of American embassies
OTOER OF FIRST WELI, AT
MINERAL WELLS DIES
'Wichita Tails Tex., Feb. 10. Judge
Robert E. Henry died here last night at
the ageof 63 years. He foundedlhe city
of Mineral Wells, opening the first well
BOILER EXPLODES AND
SIX MEN ARE KILLED
Bay City, Mich.. Feb. 10. Six men were killed today by the explosion of a
boiler at a sawmill at Crump.
The explosion occurred while a tcore of men were warming themselves In
the holler room of Princlng's mill, waiting for the whittle to start the day's
worlc. Every man In the room wan either killed or injured.
The mill was completely wrecked.
El Paso and Rio Grande Valley
With the active co-operation of the real estate dealers of El Paso
The El Faso Herald will conduct a 12-months campaign for the real es
tate interests of El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley.
There will be a page ad ertisement setting forth, the advantages of
this great field published every Saturday, and special attention will be
given every day in the week to live, authentic, real estate news.
The object of this campaign will be to "show up" El Paso and this
valley in true colors.
Each and every real estate dealer in El Paso is urged to join activelv
m this movement and.tojnform The Herald prompSlv reardm any
dee!opments of benefit to the city andjvallev. All pull togelheri"
EI Paso, Texas,
fcbruary 10, 191012 Pages
The Coffee Crop Is Liable to
Be a Complete Failure; Kb
Men to Work It.
They; Are the Worst Suf
ferers Their Laborers
Drafted for Soldiers.
Managua, XIcaragHa, Feb. 1. Mata
galpa province is overran hy reveln
tionfsts moving toward Mnlmmy.
This section is occupied largely Vy
American, owned coffee plantations,
which have heen nearly- rained fey dep
redations of government recraltlng
The danger te American Interests- is
double now that Gen. Ckamerra's forces
are also in the district.
( Many American nlantations have feeea
raided and left bare ef laborers, who
J have been drafted into the government
army, and as a resnlt the coffee crop
Is In danger of total less.
Americans are daily sh ejected te per
secution and fear for safety has been
expressed fey consal Olivares to Gen.
Madriz, the president of the repablic
KILLS "HIS BEST
FBIEND 32 DARK
Insane Man "Wanders Into
Home of a Neighbor at
Groveton, Tex., Feb. 10. Fighting in
a dark kitchen with a man whom he
L believed to be a burglar, S 'T. Lock-
hard, early this morning, stabbed Carle
ton Swlnney to death with, a butcher
Upon procuring a light, Lockhard
found to his horror that he had slain
one of his best friends.
Swlnney Is prominent and during a
fit of temporary Insanity broke from
his attendants, and entered Lockhard's
home. The latter, awakened by- the
cries of his wife, found the intruder
i leaning over her bed. Lockhard grap
pled with the man and they fought to-
the kitchen where Lockhard found a
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' twice into his
NO RELIEF YET
King Alfonso Puts in Office
a Premier More Radical
Madrid, Spain, Feb. 10. The asump
tion. of the premiership by Jose Canale
jas y Mendes, a radical and anti-clerical,
has caused great surprise among the re
actionaries who had assumed when Mo
ret fell that King Alfonso would insti
tute a more moderate rather than a mora
The impression prevailed that the king
has outwitted the Intriguers by boldly
confiding the government to Canaiejas
for the purpose of giving the "country
clear proofs of his sincerity in the role
of a constitntional sovereign.
The revision of the concorda of 1S51
and a reduction in the number of relig
ious orders will be a feature, it is ex
pected, of the new cabinet policy.
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