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Factory Costing a Million
and a Half Dollars is Now
STARTS THE PLANT
"Wheels are turning at the plant of
the Southwestern Portland Cement com
pany, which Is now operating at a ca
pacity of 750 barrels a day while 150
men. are being given employment.
C Leonardt, of LosAngeJes, presi
dent of the Southwestern Portland Ce
ment company, came here from the
coast and personally superintended the
starting of the plant for the regular
Mr. Leonardt was at the cement
works at 7 oclock in the morning and
remained throughout the day, going
from department to department until
he witnessed the sacks being placed In
readiness for the market.
For 15 days, the plant will continue
Jebe operated at the capacity of 750
barrels of cement daily and after that
time if will be run at Its full capacity
of 1500 barrels dally. The force of men
will also be increased from 150 to 200
men at that time.
Mr. Leonardt, who made it possible
for SI Paso to have this gigantic in
dustry by interesting viocal and outside
capital in the project, will return to
Lob Angeles tonight
The El Paso cement plant cost a mil
lion and a half dollors.
NOT TO MOVE
President Raynolds Savs It
Is Not After Other
That the First National bank will re
main in the present location at the cor
ner of San Antonio and El Paso streets
Is the statement of Joshua Raynolds,
president of the bank.
Humors have been numerous of late
regarding the bank seeking a new lo
cation and also of its contemplated ac
tion of acquiring more property in Its
Asked today If the bank had an option
on the south section of the present
building, which was recently purchased
(Continued on Page Seven.)
WOULD 'MAKE IT 4
HIS BUILDING ENTIREL Y
San Jacinto plaza will be known unof
ficially as skyscraper plaza if the build
ing operations around thp central park
continues. Gen. Anson Mills, owner of
the Mills building on the confer of Ore
gon street and the-plaza, has written H.
B. Stevens, his agent here, that he would
arrive In El Paso on March 1 to ar
range for replacing of the present Mills
building with a four story, reinforced
concrete office building to be known as
the new Mills building.
May Raxe Old Building.
Gen- Mills's original intention was to
add two more stories to the present
Mills building and to remodel it through
out, But when Mr. Stevens sent him the
architect's estimate of a new structure,
he was so favorably impressed with t$ i
figures that he wlreu Mr. Stevens to wait j
until he sent a letter concerning the
proposed ne-n building. The letter came
today and Gen. Mills i rote that he would
come to El Paso on March 1 to confer
with the architects regarding the new
building- If satisfactory arrangements
can be made with the city regarding
the frontage facing the Sheldon hotel.
and arrangements can be made for an
",alley on the west side of the proposed .
structure, he would order the plans for
the new concrete building drawn at once, i
AVaHts .Street Widened." J
Gen. Mills's plan is to cut off 15 feet I
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Mrs. Clardy Says the Negro
Can Vote, But Woman Is
Taxed and Does Not Vote
EL PASO HAS MADE
HER A SUFFRAG-ET
"Why should not women vote?"
This simple question is today stirring
the world of woman kind. It has moved
to heroic action the women of London;
it has caused a slumbering fire of dis
content in the women of New York
city. It is one of the great questions of
the age; men who think have Tecog-
nlzed it so. It Is a firebrand of the
And now the war cry of the suffra- 4-
get "Votes for Women" is sounded
here in El Paso, so far removed from
the center of the hubub. It is Mrs. Z.
B. Clardy, extensive property owner
and woman of affairs, who asks the
question of tlje moment. "Why should
not women vote?" asks Mrs. Clardy, as
thousands of men in America and Eng
land are now asking each other. But
Mrs. Clardy does not stop there 'In
deed, -women should vote," she declares.
"It is wrong and bad that women can
Not a Parlor Suffra jet.
Now, It may not be fairly said that
Mrs. Clardy, widow of the late Zeno B.
Clardy, attorney, is a suffraget through
theory, a parlor suffraget, so to speak.
As a woman of affairs, one who pays
heavy taxes, deals every day with busi
ness men In the operation of her busi
ness affairs, In fact a woman quite
as active in the handling of dollars and
cents as any woman, Mrs. Clardy has
reached her conviction. She applies
her suffraget creed to herself, to her
everyday life, not to some other woman
along lines prompted by some other
thinker. And better yet perhaps not
so for some Mrs. Clardy applies It to
El Paso. It goes something like this:
"Why Hot Totct
"The mayor and the common council
of El Paso, Texas, have made me a
suffrage- My state and county taxes
amount to $992. And my city taxes
alone foot up at $3,090. And yet, they
tell me I can't vote? And you let a
lot of ignorant negroes and Mexicans
vote for me?
"I have just returned from England,
after spending nine months in studj--ing
the question there. I arrived on
a Hamburg-American boat..and in the
hold were 1,500 ignorarft Immigrants
that didn't have $1,500' among them.
They were coming to 'vote against mc.
And It is worse in El Paso. Here they
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STOR Y, CONCRETE
from the southeast corner of the Mills
building site, allowing the street be
tween his building and the Sheldon to
be widened this distance. For tills con
cession he will ask the city for permis
sion to -make the west'-line of he prop
erty extend 15 feet into the plaza, cov
ering the space between the present side
walk and the wall of the building that
now stands on the site of the new struc
ture. This would make the southwest
corner of the building sort of flatiron In
shape,. Mr. Stevens stated today that the
city was anxious to make this conces
sion in order to widen the approach to
the two plazas and he thought that it
could be arranged without any friction.
Fireproof and Modern.
The new building proposed by Mr.
Stevens and approved by Gen. Mills will
ue loO feet on Oregon street ana &u
feet facing Pioneer plaza and its ap
proach. The entire structure. Gen. Mills
says in his letter, will be fireproof and
first class in every detail. It will, be
another "poured" building of concrete,
reinforced with heavy steel beams and
will be constructed to permit four addi
tional storfp fo be added later, making
the completed building eight stpries.
The first floor will be taken ,up with
large store rooms and t.e three floors
above will be arranged for offices in
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In one corner of a country burying
ground in southern Indiana there is a
simple stone tablet, the inscription on
the face of which reads: "Here lies
Nancy Hanks Lincoln, mother of Abra
ham Lincoln." This tablet was placed
there to mark the last resting place of
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thn frnt tirnp woiiiliii wuu Kciic i
her country a physical and Intellectual
giant Abraham Lincoln.
That, little tablet at the head of a
grass grown grave marks more than the
resting place of the mother of Lin
coin. It is a milestone in the event
ful life of this" man of destiny. There
in that little clearing near Gentryville,
Ind., Lincoln spent his boyhood. or
14 years he roamed over the hills and
through the maple woods of southern
Indiana hunting, fishing and thinking.
A Kentucky Hoosier.
He was a Hoosier. "Born in Kentucky,
which Is only Indiana divided by the
Ohio, and making his home' after he
was of age in Illinois, which isjust
across the Wabash, young Lincoln was
born, reared and burled within sight of
the corn-fields and the green-meadows
of the Ohio valley which is home to
every Hoosier. His mother, a delicate
Pittsburg, New York and
Even ' ' Sunny Tennessee ' '
Are Covered in Snow.
STORM RAGING IN
New York, N. Y, Feb. 12. A raging
blizzard, drifting snow, and rain and
sleet are scourging the eastern and
southeastern states today.
Pittsburgers are floundering through
the snow 17 inches deep to reach their
mills and offices, while the railroad and
trolley lines in that section of Pennsyl
vania are badly blocked. From all sec
tions the storm is still raging. Four
inches of snow fell in Philadelphia dur
ing the night. Then it turned to sleet
with resulting conditions that can be
Four inches of snow also fell in New i
York city and "Big Bill" Edwards, tne
former Princeton guard, now street com
missioner of the metropolis, was getting:
ready his shovel and dump wagon brig
ade for another assault on the snow
blockade when the storm ceased.
Two fishing vessels were victims or
I the storm's fury, both being blown
ashore at Sandy Hook, and onlj- des
perate work by the life savers prevented
the loss of the crews of both little ves
sels. The storm in northwestern New
York is the severest since 188L
ouuuy xennessee' Denes its name.!"""'" ; ..,. . . "w"
-There are 10 inches of.snow in the ri -
cinity of Nashville, arid' -it- is s-till fall
ing. The snowfall -in middle and western
Tenessee varies in depth from four to
, - SHOT Hf BREAST
Also Shot in the Hip While
at Skating Rink; Assail
Dalhart, Texas, Feb. 12. Floyd Tandy
is at the point of death on account of
two bullet-wounds sustained last night.
The more se?ious wound is in the
breast, the other in the hip.
The shooting was done by Picks
Phillips, it is charged. Tandy was
watching the skating at the rink when
he was called to the door and shot; four
shots were fired. Phillips escaped, but
it is thought he Is still in the city.
A strangerwas struck in the foot by
one of the stray bullets; he cannot be
found this morning, and his name is
not known. -
Both Phillips and Tandy are old resi
dents of this city. They had quarreled
during the afternoon.
creature, stricken with the fatal milk
sickness two years after Thomas and
his son Abe had driven the ox cart from
Hardin county, Kentucky, to Spencer
county, Indiana, died and left them.
With his own hands Thomas fash-
! ioned a coffin of green timber, using
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only tools. In this unpainted casket the
mother of the man of men" was laid in
the little cemetery near Gentryville. No
services were said over the grave, and
only a few neighborly mothers and
wide-eyed children witnessed the burial.
This impressed the young boy so deeply
that he persuaded an itenerant preacher
to stop over night at the Lincoln home
cabin that he might say a prayer over
the newly made grave.
The Mother's Influence.
It ..is doubtful If this mother had a
great influence on Lincoln's, early life.
That -the prenatal Influence was' great in
shown by the peculiar blending in his
character of the traits which hjs moth
er possessed with those of his father,
plus the ruggedness he gained from the
great outdoors and the refining influ
ence of the second Mrs. Lincoln. This
woman, strong, robust and full of nat
Head of Military. Institute
Thinks Such an Institution
Is Needed Here.
'There never was a more opportune
time for the establishing of a school for
girls in any community than there is
just at this time in El Paso," said Capt.
T. A- Davis, head of the El Paso Military
institute. "There has been for years
the demand for a high grade school for
girls as there has been the demand for
such a school for boys, which demand
we have filled in the establishment of the
El Paso Military institute.- The same
conditions that have contributed to tue
success of the Military institute would
contribute to the success 'of the girls'
school, as is evidenced by the enrolment
of 118 students' ,n this second year.
These students have came from Spokane,
Wash.; states of Sonora, Chihuahua;
Coahuila. Durango in the republic of
Mexico; Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee
"There are hundreds of families in the
j territory of which El Paso Is the center
who would gladly patronize the kind of
school which it is proposed to estab
lish; there were constant Inquiries when
on my trips In the Interest of the insti
tute as' to why there were not also a
school for girls In El Paso. Every school
established in a cuunnumty is a new
will' prove a great factor In the social
m? ana "e "q houW I hi Ii ' ,
school for girls should be encouraged
life and the spiritual life; therefore, this
by every man and woman who believes
in high standards or me and living.
Should Appeal Strongly.
"Such a school should appeal very
strongly to the business men of thei
community as well for these two rea
sons: First, there are thousands of dol
lars that go away from El -Paso every
year to outside schools to cover the tu
ition and board of El Paso girls and not
one cent of the amount, perhaps, will
ever return to El Paso in the lines of
business: second, such a school will
bring WEI Paso money from the outside
that all the furnaces and factories and
other regular lines of industries could
never reach, for it is money that is laid
aside for the education of somebody's
child; this money, every cent of It, would
go into regular trade channels of the
El Paso business interests; if the school
should make anoney. it will go to further
improvements new buildings; more com
plete equipment, more beautiful grounds
until the plant becomes one of the at
tractions of a city and a pride to the en
tire community; in the meanwhile, al
most every line of business would be
helped in the purchases of supplies for
the boarding department and for the
(Continued on Page Five.)
ural mother love, was the guardian an
gel of the young Lincoln in his adolea
sent years. Disgusted at the lad's shift
lessness, a touch of which he had given
the boj by Inheritance. Thomas rebuked
Abe often for his preference for his Pil
grim's Progress. Aesop's Fables, the
life of Washington and the revised stat
utes of Indiana, over rough field work.
But Mrs. Lincoln, who was the real
ruler of the home, provided a quiet
place in the corner for the long-legged
lad to read, andshe would make the
other children be quiet when Abe was
in that corner.
Getting His Education.
There for hours he would sit on a
stool without a back, munching a piece
of bread and reading. With a piece of
charcoal from the broad fireplace -he-learned
to write on clnpboards When
he went up to the garret to his bed of
shucks he would take his. beloved books j
with him and would read himself to I
sleep by candlelight. His appetite fqr
books and for knowledge was equally
insatiable. What he could not get from
books he would learn from rubbing el-"
(Continued on Page Five.)
Probe Starts Into Death of
Missouri Man and Rela
tive; Hyde Not Afraid.
IS WHAT HE WANTS
Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 12. A net
chapter to the Swope case was begun
today when the grand jury began what
promised to be a most thoroutrh inves
tigation of the now complicated case.
The jury is as representative a body
of men as was ever summoned In Kansas
City. Four member, are Kansas City
business men, and others are bankers,
merchants and farmers.
Two members chosen are from Inde
pendence, Mo. Col. Swope's home.
Every detail of the deaths of Col.
Swope, of James Moss Hunton. cousin
of the dead millionaire, and of Chris
man Swope, a nephew, as well as the
Illness of nine members of the Swope
household who were stricken with ty
phoid fever, will be gone into. ' I
It Is -thought that the grand jury will
be In session for at least 10 days. Should
an indictment be returned against any
one in connection with the deaths, the
case against Dr. Hyde now pending In
the court of justice in Independence will
Dr. Hyde expressed his opinion yester
day w'lthout alarm as to the action al
ready taken against him believing t..at
the more publicity, given the case, the
-ennnor. ho tiir ho finroi nr o.ii
has been' summoned.
Frank Walsh, the physician's attor
ney, gave out a. statement yesterday that
Dr. Hyde would be able to prove his in
nocence. An appraisement of the Swope estate
yesterday showed a total value of about
three and a half million.
fr MORE LAND FOUND 4,
TOWARDS SOUTH POLE.
"Valparaiso, Chile, Feb. 12, $.
3. The French Antracite expedition fi
A under Dr. Jean M. Chnrcot reached
4i latitude 70 degrees south, longitude
126 degrees west and discovered
120 miles of new. land west and
4 south of Alexander island. 4,
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BABY IS BORN WITH
FULL SET OF TEETH.
Ppt Hook, N. M., Feb. 12. A
Mexican babj wasv born here
with a real set of teeth. Mrs.
J. E. Flanagan. . .
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I KB II 1 i' 'lift If
Ex-Secretary of the Treas
ury Gage Says Standard
Oil Would Control It.
NAMES TWO MOST
Philadelphia, Pa., Feb. 12. "I do not
think there can be any doubt in the
minds of any-one who studies the ques
tion in the -tight of admitted conditions
that If a central bank Is established in
-this country it will be owned, or at
least controled by the Standard Oil
i company," said Leslie M. Shaw, former
' secretary of the treasury todav, at a
j meeting of the Pennsylvania Bankers'
association this city. His topic was
-The Central Bank-i
"There are two diseases prevalent In
this country, either of which is. liable
to prove fatal," he continued. "One Is
the Wall street mania and the other
Wall street fobia. I do not think we
have been badly inoculated with either,
but am frank to say it seems to me quite
un-American to place within any group
of men the power to contract or expand
our currency at will and to grant or
withhold credit to any bank, to any
merchant and to any corporation at
TRAINS COLLIDE IN
FOG ON TRESTLE.
Oakland. Cal Feb- 12. More
than a score of persons were in
jured today, one fatally, as a
result of a 'collision between
Oakland and Berkeley trains on
a long trestle of the Key route
The collision was due to a
thick fog. The Berkeley train
smashed into the rear end of the
Oakland train standing at the
second fog station, midway of
FAKE STORY OF MRS.
$25,000 FOR AN EL PASO HOSPITAL!
That Galveston fakir has been busy
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euiii. xatr seiiu uui u. iciegiuiu vnc uj
this week to the Globe-Democrat, of St.
Louis, theHearst papers and several oth-,
ers. no a -wnrrl nf whlph 1c th truth.
Mrs. Sage gave $1500 to be divided be-
tween the charitv associations of San sanitarium: a school fund at Pecos re
Antonio, and thaC is all the charity she ceived $15,000: a sanitarium at Boernea
distributed in Texas. The Galveston
"In a three days' journej through
Texas,-Mrs. Russell Sage, who-says-she
Is on her way to California to enjoy a
much needed rest, made contributions to
SHARPE'S NAME TO GO
SECRETARY McVEAGH FAVORS HIM
Washington. D. C, Feb. 12, The papers of all candidates for celleeter ef
customs at El Paao have goae from the treasury department to the white
house. The secretary of the treasury has endorsed A. L. Sharpe's reappoint
ment. His record In the office Is frood.
The fight on Sharpe by El Pwo paper as a result of the Stewart Inci
dent is not considered important, either at the trensary or white heHse.
The Herald correspondent predicts that Sharpe's hhihc will g to the sea
Hte early next week. ' -
Cameron has securedpc-sIOH" font the bureau fer Tillman Oztos. f
PhocnLr. late. Company D.frth Iiwa Infantry, 912 a month; 3Iarray; Mclaernay
of DonKlan. late Company, 54th New York Infantry, same anaeuat. .
Camerou has secured the appointment r as postmaster at Polacca, Navaj
county of John. W. Drummond.
Stephens Introduced a bill leasing unallotted Indian lands te miners.
Ei Paso, Texas,
Three Americans on Board
the French Ship unk in
Storm, off Minorca.
' VESSELS LOST
Paris, France. Feb. 12. The Fxenck
transatlantic . steamer General Cfaanzy,
which went to pieces on a reef near the
Island of Minorca, Wednesday night
with the loss of 1'5S lives, carried three
American passengers, Miss Elsie Henry,
address unknown; Leon Derinaa and pos
sibly Derinda's partner, a mair named
Green, said to have come from San Fran
cisco or Portland, Ore-. They were mem
bers of a vaudeville combination on a
tour of the colonies.
The wreck occurred while the vessel
was running before a terrible storm.
The ship struck the reef with great
Jforce, and went to pieces almost Imme
diately and only one person was saved.
Incoming vessels report the storm la
the Mediterranean the worst of their ex
perience. News of other wrecks was received at
Marseilles today. The schooner Mathilda
from Dunkirk was wrecked near where
the General Chanzy went to pieces. Th8
fate of the crew Is unknown.
The Sole Sarvrvsr.
Palma, Island of Majorca, Feb. 12.
Bodies are floating ashore today front
the wreck of the steamer General Chaa-
,zy. Marcel Bodel, Algerian customs oi-
iiciai, ana oniy survivor, is sum unaoia
today to give an account of the disaster.
When the vessel went down he clung to
a piece of wreckage and was washed
ashore. When tossed on the rocks ha
was rendered insensible- When he final
ly revived, he wandered aimlessly along
the shore, finally stumbling into the vil-
I lage of Ciudad Ela almost demented.
DEMOCRATS FIGHT IX COTJXT.
Dallas, Tex., Feb. 12. Injunction pro
ceedings Instituted by the Plersos Citr
Democratic committee against two other
rival committees, involving the right of
authority, came up today before the
Dallas judges Enbanc The hearing --pa
continued until next Friday.
, charity amounting
to something like
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l Xlie little lUrtU Ul Lriomo ftvu f-v,vvu
: for an orphan asylum and school; El
Paso got $25,000 for a hospital fund;
RrnrlritT-niA rPCives S15.000 tOWSrd a
, $50,000 fund being raised ta build a
S10.000. and a half dozen hospitals and
asylums over the state from ?1000 to
"It is said that investigation Into, each
charity had been made previous to Mrs.