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Ei Paso, Texas,
February 14, 1910-12 Pages
AH the News
Herald Prints It first
While It's Fresh.
IL IN C.
It Is Eight Here Says Clar
ence Mackey Takes tlie
Monied Men to Task.
BETTEE, HE SAYS
New York, N. Y., Feb. 14. "If the
egraph business is a barometer," said
Clarence H. Mackey. president of the
Postal Telegraph and Commercial Cable
companies, who returned yesterday
from his regular inspection tour through
the south, "the south has lost none of
the impetus that began before and con
tinued in a modified degree through
the panic The people down there have
"become philosophical as well as pros
perous and do not easily get excited.
""We began to make plans for ex
tensions, enlargements and general ex
pansion of facilities through the south
more than a year ago and the net out
come of my visit is that we shall go
ahead as demands require in all di
"Properties are not geing to be con
fiscated and the country is not going
to smash. On the contrary, we have
only to rid ourselves of silly apprehen
sions of wanton official assaults upon
legitimate business to enjoy the general
prosperity which conditions warrant.
If we are all going to wait till capital
ceases to be timid sfhd labor demands
less instead of more and statesmen
stop seeking popularity, we might as
well shut up shop and go home. The
only attacks we have now is an at
tack of bugaboos.
"The courts have not been suddenly
deprived of knowledge of law, nor the
administration of patriotism.-nor con- j
gress of representative ability, nor the
American people of common sense. It
may, and doubtless will, take some
time to adjust legislation to meet the
requirements of changing conditions,
but that is no reason why business men
should get scared and sit like bumps
on a log till all questions are finally
and definitely settled.
"If the heads of big concerns show
the "white feather, the thousands of
business men engaged in lesser affairs
will be disheartened naturally and a
period of common apathy will set in
without rhyme of reason. Such a policy
is not only nonsensical but wrong. At
least ihat is my opinion and our com
panies are going to act accordingly
"We are doing more business today than
ever before and the apparent require
ments for the immediate future are
greater than ever before and we are
not going to be swerved from our or
iginal determination, to provide, .she
additional facilities we foresee are 'go
ing to be required."
Contestant Loses His Fight
and Is Forced to Pay
London, England, Feb. 14. -The Sack
rille peerage romance came to a prosaic
end today with the dismissal of the peti
tion of Ernest Henry Sackville "West,
who sought to establish a legal claim
to the title and estates of his father, the
late lord Lionel Sackville "West, former
British minister of "Washington.
Sir John Bigham, president of the pro
bate court, condemned the petitioner to
pay the costs, which must have been
very heavy. The petition was opposed by
the present -lord Sackville, nephew of the
late lord, on the graund that his uncle
had never married Josefa Duran, mother
of the petitioner.
SEVEN SAILORS BADL Y
BOILER TUBE BURSTS ON SHIP
Ssh Diego, CaL, Fee. 14. Seven men were badly burned, two possibly
fatally, by aa explosion of a holler tube in the forward fire room of the tor
pedo boat destroyer Hopkins this morning.
Three of the men were burned in a heroic effort "to rescue their screaming;
companions in the fireroom.
The injured are: R. E. Taylor, first class fireman; J. F. Hunt, chief water
teaser; E. A. Clary, water tender; TV. A. Xeabe, first class fireman; G. S. 31c
Xerlin, first class fireman; T. J. Brown, coal passer; J. A. Carlctiilo, second
Taylor ana Carletillo may ynot survive.
The explosion ocenrred half an hour before the torpedo boat was to put
to sea on a speed trip to San Pedro.
LEAVE; HOMES BURNED
TVaxahachle, Tex., Feb. 14. Failure to leave the community after being
warned, resulted in the burning of two negro houses at Muirhead farm, near
here last night.
The burning: fellows nietht riding and the arrest of everal men charged
with being whitecap.s and terrorizing the blacks. Sheriff Forbes Is investigat
ing. . ' "
Mexico of Today;
' The Herald has arranged to publish a series of interesting- articles on
"Mexico in Its Centennial Tear," articles which will prove of unusual in
terest to "every reader of this paper. They" will be published once a week
until theories is concluded. The articles are by Robert H. Murray, a well
known vew York writer. 4 ,
The first article is on the early history and independence of Mexico.
It will appear next Saturday. Vv "
Was Lost lay the Spaniards,
But Is Still Eich in Native
THE LUCKY ONES
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 14. If the
belief of two prospectors just returned
from Mexico are substantiated, they
have discovered in a long abandoned
silver mine in the state of uurango,
one of the most famous of the old Span
ish bonanzas, the ancient Naranjal,
which has been lost to civilization for
a century and a quarter.
The miners are J. S. R. Kynnersley
and his fatherinlaw, James TV. Shaw,
both of this city. Their Mexican part
ner, Francisco Saens, accidentally dis
covered the mine and sent for Kynners
ley and Shaw. After a hazardous trip
that led along the edge of a chasm of
great depth, the old mine was reached.
It is said great quantities of virgin sil
ver was disclosed by the picks of the
It is supposed a landslide shut out
the old wagon trail that once led to
the mine, effectually blotting out tho
NAVY TENDER IS
All Search for the Nina and
Her 38 Men Is Stilll
"Washington, D. C, Feb. 14. All re
sources of the navy and the revenue cut
ter service are still unsuccessful in the
sAnrrh fnr the nnvv tender Nina, which
has been drifting helplessly disabled j
before a gale several days, bnips an up
and down the Atlantic coast are watch
ing for the little vessel, but fear she has
foundered with all hands.
The tug Nina left the Norfolk navy
yard eight days ago for Boston. She
carried a crew of 38.
Chief boatswain John S. Croghan was
The tender was spoken at noon Feb
ruary 6, nine miles east of Fog island,
off the Virginia coast in a heavy sea
by thesteamer Howard. That was the
last heard from her.
suffraGet riots result
ix casualties ix gner3iany
Berlin) Germany. Feb. 14. A procure
ocoinci- tho Snffnic-fi bill resulted in
demonstrations by the Socialists j
throughout Lthe kingdom alter mass
meetings, yesterday, dausing aerious
affrays between the demonstrators and
the police in many places. Several po
licemen were seriously wounded and
scores of Socialist supporters hurt
fT-nm thft sabres of the oollce. I
Reports from outside of Berlin give
a number of casualties, the worst re
port coming from Neumunster in Hol
steln where a man was stabbed in the
lungs. At Halle. Koenigsburg, Duls
berg, Cologne and the suburbs of Ber
lin similar attacks were made where
many were wounded.
& MAX HIT BY TRAIX 4-
41 AND IS KILLED.
4. Brownwood, Tex., Feb. 14. An
eastbound Frisco passenger train &
struck a wagon and team driven
4t by J. E. Skinner at Comanche, this 4
4. morning, killing - Skinner. Two 4
4 boys, who were with him. escaped 4
unhurt. One mule was killed and 4"
f the wagon was demolished. Skin- p
a. ner was a laborer on the ranch of Hr
4 John Bryson, near Comanche. The i
4 train was delayed an hour. 4
Young Man at Dalhart Dis
appears With Money and
Police Search Frantically.
Dalhart, Texas, Feb. 14. The police
are searching vigilantly for "Warren
Allsop, who disappeared mysteriously
last week. He had a good position here
and has many friends and they fear he
met with foul play. The day he dis
appeared he had $200.
Orders from mayor "Wagner insist on
every cesspool and sewer being care
fully searched for the body.
Aulsop came to Dalhart some time
ago from Kentucky. He secured a
position with the local telephone com
pany and was apparently well satis
fied here. He left his suit case and
other belongings in his room at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. G. T. TVood,
where he was a, guest.
Letters from his mother show that he
never notified her of a change of ad
dress or mentioned his intention of
WORK IS DELAYED
Commissioners Visit Socor
ro to Try and Settle the
Pending the transfer of rightofway,
the construction of the Clint-Fabens
road is being held up. At the meeting
of the commissioners' court this morn
ing, judge Eylar reported that all
owners had signed up with the ex
ception of Rattenbury & DaVis, J. F.
"Williams, the Elam heirs, Jesus Cobos,
and M. Lujan. As soon as they make
proper deeds, the work will be started.
At 3 oclock this afternoon the county
commissioners went to Socorro to look
over the ditch there and effect a settle
ment of the troubles the people in that
section have had in regard to water
Gailey and Clark, the contractors,
asked that Dr.s B. M. "Worsham and
S. T. Turner be called before the court
next Monday to explain damage done
to the new Ysleta-Clint. road at their
ranch opposite the Rankin home. The
contractors claim that 40 feet of unfin
ished roadway was washed, out by an
overflow of water which had '" been
turned in by the foreman of the "Wor-sham-Turner
Commissioner Love reported the sur
vey of the Sierra Blanca Hot Springs
road nearly complete.
The tin mine road was ordered
dedicated, It not being necessary to
condemn any land for the construction
An election of school trustees has
been ordered for Van Horn and Cuad
rilla on the first Saturday in April.
The county clerk "was ordered to ls
sue warrants for the payroll on the
Hueco tanks road from the $1000 fund
for that road after the payrolls have
been approved oy the county surveyor
and county judge though in the absence
of either of these officials from the city,
the approval of one will be sufficient.
Royal Jackman presented a map of
La Tuna townsite situated on the state
line, 20 miles from El Paso and this
was accepted. '
Unable to Reach Decision in
Case of Former Land
Portland, Ore., Feb. 14. The jury
which heard the case against BInger
Hermann, former land commissioner,
charged with consp-racy to defraud the
government out of public lands, report
ed this morning that it was unable to
agree and was discharged.
The jury had been out since 11:15
It is understood that the jury stoou
11 to 1 for conviction. Prosecutor
Heney moved that the case be reset for
trial at once, suggesting February 28,
but as counsel for the defendant was
unable to be present the case was not
"Muse, bid the morn awake,
Sad winter now declines;
Each bird doth" choose a mate
This day St. Valentine's." f
Poor, old St. Valentine! -What a host
of crimes are committed in his fair
name! Today being the 14th day of
the month of February, it is yclept St.
In the olden days, the days beyond
recall, "faire maidens Teceived lace
paper missives -with bleeding hearts
Tiiprrpd with arrows and a cross sec
tion of bad blank verse penned in the
background. Those were In the good,
old days (all days are both good and
od that have passed). Not so the mod
ern offering to the supposed saint of
things sentimental. About the 'time the
stationery and paper novelty manufac
turers succeeded in boosting the price
of these filmy nothings of love to the
point where it took a week of a hall
room boy's hard earned to purchase one
for his fairest Ophelia, along came the
comics and knocked the sentiment con
nected with the giving of the -lovely
creations of lace and panerinto a
cocked hat. I?"
UelV as thev were-" these "comic"
valentines performed a mission and
then passed away. They put a crimp In
G-lavis Swears That He Does
Not Think So, in the Bal-linger-Pinchot
IS UNDER CROSS
"Washington, B. C, Feb. 14. Is the
department of the interior of the United
States In safe hands?
On the witness stand in the Ballin-ger-Pinchot
hearing today, Louis R.
Glavls repeated his statement made on
direct examination that he was con
vinced that the interior department was
not in safe hands and that the people's
interests were not In safe hands.
Glavis, who Is the principal accuser
of secretary FilIinger, underwent his
first ordeal of crossexaminatlon when
the Ballinger-Pinchot committee re
sumed its sessions today. He was ques
tioned by John J. Vertrees, attorney for
yT. Vertrees drew from the witness
the fact that he made no charges of
corruption against anyone in the land
office or the department interior.
Glavis declared if he had found evidence
of corruption he would have taken the
matter to the grand jury Instead of to
Glavis said he thought the facts war
ranted the opinion that Mr. Ballinger
and Mr. Dennett had acted improperly
and he charged them with official mis
conduct. Through the process of elimination,
Mr. Vertrees had the witness exoner
ate all other officials or agents of the
land office and the department of the
; . :
Declares Sale of Friar Lands
in Philippines Was Il
legal. "Washington, D. C, Feb. 14. Repre
sentative Martin (Defnocrat) of Colo
rado, today Introduced a resolution de
claring the recent sale of 55.000 acres
of friar lands in the Philippines, which
he alleges were made to a "representa
tive of the Havemeyer sugar interests,"
to be a violation of the law and de
nouncing the department of justice for
upholding it, and demanding an Inves
tigation. DALHART MAX RETURNS FOR
TRIAL FOR SHOOTING ANOTHER
Dalhart, Tex., Feb. 14. Hicks Phil- j
lips, who shot and pernaps iatany
wounded Floyd Tandy at t,he skating
rink last Friday night, returned to the
city last night and surrendered to the
From the time of the shooting until
he returned, the man had been with- j
out food or sleep. He would make no
statement today except that he had
plenty of time to think over the affair
and decided to return. He will be giv
en a preliminary hearing in a day or
HARDY WITHDRAWS SPEECH
"TO, clntn ftin TV C!. Fh 14 Tfpnro-
sentaiive Hardy today withdrew his j
Cameron speech, published In the con
gressional Record, and which criticised
Bailey's tariff record. The judiciary
committee is thus saved from deciding
Hardy in the house today declared
that the publication was justifiable, and
recited instances where members had
criticised speeches made by senators.
KILLS MAN HE FINDS
HOUSE IN THE DARK
Cleburne, Tex., Feb. 14 H. AV. Charablei.s, a contractor of this city, shot
and killed Mose Taylor In his room la te last night. Chambless awakened to
find the intruder and the men Immediately engaged in a scaf fie. He obtained
a revolver and fired, mortally wounding Taylor, -who died oon after.
It is said Taylor was Intoxicated and entered the wrong house by mistake.
ChamMew was arrested, charged with killing Taylor, but was released
St Valentine's Day and How It Came About
the paper makers' graft and paved the
way for the post card valentine that
can be purchased for a penny and
mailed for another copper coin. These
are the modern messages of love, the
tokens of affection that are sent broad
cast throughout the land on this, the
saint's day when all birds, both human
and feathered, are supposed to choose
their mates. Along with the postcards
come also the handsome hand-painted
-love greetings that cost from one to
several ddllars apiece, quite the vogue
The custom is as old as tlie whang
doodle, or the sacred dodo. Valentine
was a .cloister-loving bishop of Rome
who achieved his sainthood by the
painful process of being beaten to
death along about the year 278 A. D
the date of this sad but saintly event
falling on Feb. 14. Unromantlc as this
event was, it became an event in the
early days of Christianity. The Roman
youths had a custom of meeting in the
forum and drawing from a box the
name of one of the city's fairest maid
ens, who thereupon became his sweet
heart regardless of her personal wishes
in the matter.
When Christianity overwhelmed pa
ganism, the custom of drawing a pros
pective mate from the forum lottery
was denatured to the extent that the
Police of Atlantic City Hunt
ing the Men to Clear up
Mysterious Death. ,
GIRL IS FOUND
DEAD ON BEACH
Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 14. A coun
try wide search has been instituted for
"William Seyler and his brother, Arvis,
who are wanted by the Atlantic City
police to clear the mystery surround
ing the death of Jane Adams, an 18-:
yearold girl of this city, whose body
was found on the beach Sunday morn
ing. William Seyler was the last person
seen with Miss Adams on the night of
February 4. when she disappeared. He
is 28 years old. and' has a wife and two
young children in this city, who are
In almost 'destitute circumstances. His
brother is 18 years old.
Miss Adams with her sister. 14 years
old, left her home on the night of Feb
ruary 4, with Arvis Seyler, and went
to Young's new pier. On the way it
is said they met "Williem Seyler by ap
pointment.! After spending the evening on the
pier, the young couple went home, leav
ing Jane Adams and "William Seyler
at the ocean end pier.
The girl was not seen alive after
that and the Seylers have disap
peared. INTERTJREAN LINE
IS CALLED OFF
Monej Is to Be Eetumed
and the Project Will Sleep
El Paso and the El Paso valley will
not have an interurban electric lini
this spring. This was decided at a
meeting of the directors, held Satur
day afternoon In the office of Felix
Martinez. At this meeting it was de
cided to return the amounts of the
stock subscriptions to the line to the
subscribers for the present in order
that they might have the use of this
money, which has been on deposit In
The reason "for" this action, as stated
by one of the promoters of the project,
was that some of the benefactors from
the line had failed to join in the co
operative movement to furnish rapid
transit to the El Paso valley. Because
of this and in spite of the fact that the
El Paso men who were interested. In
the success of the line, subscribed lib
erally to the stock, the failure of some
of those who were to receive a large
benefit, to interest in the project caused
the directors to reach this conclusion,
the officers say.
The arrangement by which the
money is to be returned is-not per
manent; the officials say, but only a
temporary plan for allowing the sub
scribers to have the use of their
money. loiter the movement will again
be taken up and the line built, they
TEN BUILDINGS IN
OKLAHOMA TOWN BURN
Oklahoma City, Okla., Feb. l-i.-ire
of unknown origin today destroyed 10
buildings in the principal business
block of Grandfield, Okla., and the loss
will reach $40,000. All buildings were
frame. Grandfield Is across the Red
river from Willebarger county, Tex.
names of the saints were substituted in
place qf the girls, the youths taking
the name of the saint they drew as
their patron saint for the year. The old
date for this 'drawing was retained,
which was Feb. 14. and something of
the youthful sentiment remained in
spite of the elevation of the day on
I which old St. Valentine day died, to be
a feast day. Another old tradition Is
that on Feb. 14 birds choose their mates
and from this known fact arose the
custom of the young people choosing
This day and date in history being
the anniversary of the 1632d anniver
sary of the unpleasant, not to painful
death of St. Valentine, it is up to you.
brothers, as Billy Sunday says, to get
busy and send your fairy a valentine.
Souvenir postcards with lilies of the
valley wreaths on a background of
gilt, enclosing a heart of flame red.
upon which are seared the sacred words
of love, will do. But a bunch of Cali
fornia violets at so much per bunch, or
a big bunch of American beauty roses
costing a week's salary will hit the
ball so much better. St. Valentine's
day comes but once a year for which
we are all duly thankful in this stress
of high prices, yet it behooves, not to
say becomes, one to get busy with thu
Juarez Chief Solves Mystery
of "Who Cut the Cloth; or
a Jap's Revenge.' '
IT IS EASY, IT
IS FOR PONCE
Who cut the tablecloth, or a Jap's re
venge, well may be the title of a Mexican
ipollce detective play of Sunday after
noon. A Japanese restaurant keeper and
a Mexican government employe were ac
tors with commandant of police Ponce
de Leon himself as leading man, the
SI-erlock Holmes Mexlcano.
"He cut the tablecloth, in my restau
rant," cried the Jap. "No, no, no," an
swered tne Mexican, "I do no such
"I saw you," said the Jap, "and you
put the knife back in that pocket."
At this the Mexican police chief
searched the man and found the jlfe
in the place indicated by the Jap. Still
the Mexican denied cutting the table
cloth. He had only eaten in the Jap a
restaurant, he said.
"First," deducted tne chier, "The Jap
says he saw you cut the cloth. Second
he knew where you carried the knife.
Third the knife is sharp enough to cut
the cloth, and fourth (at this the chief
was inspecting the knife under a glass)
lure are some threads from the cloth.
Still the Mexican denied. "It was some
other cloth that had been cut," he said.
So the tablecloth in question was
brought to the chief's office, and the
threads compared. Finally the Mexican
confessed; he cut the cloth.
"I want $10 damages," said the Jap.
"Oh no not so much," said the police
chief. 'The cloth is only worth about
$3; it is very old."
And so the Mexican paid the $3, and
commandant Ponce de Leon finished
reading the Mexican daily thrown aside,
but a few minutes before.
Ponce de Leon is not only chief or
the Juarez police. He Is a sort of an
all 'round handy man, who fixes more
personal difficulties a day than Tsix jus
tice courts combined.
BOOKS OF PRISONS
ARE BADLY MIXED
Texas Penitentiary Commit
tee Is Busy With Its In
HuntsviUe, Tex., Feb. T4. The -legislative
committee today resumed Inquiry
Into the auditing committee's report-on
the financial affairs of the Texas peni
tentiaries in which many discrepancies
and inaccuracies were found.
John L. Wortham, former financial
agent, of Dallas, and his former as
sistants, R. B. Cousins, J. H. Parker and
W. H. Band, are here but are not to be
given a hearing until this afternoon.
The discrepancies were made during
"Wortham's administration, the commit
tee sajs, but were principally due to
Wortham and Cousins say they will
be very glad to testify at the hearing
and any knowledge of any serious mis
takes during their administration and
are confident that whatever mistakes
were made, can be easily straightened
SAFE BUT GET NO MONEY
Hills boro, Te.Tl., Feb. 14. A daring attempt to ro1 the First Nafckm!
bank at Meridian vras frustrated this, mon-bap, btrt the bargitars escaped.
Cracksmen entered the bank at 2 clock this morning, aad sneeeedea ia. farc
ing open the outside door of the NvaHlt vrltfc dyaamlte when A. "L. Xsirjhy,
sleeping at the Dancaa hotel nearby, was awakened by the explosion and ra
to the scene.
After shooting and slightly vroHadiag him, the burglars Hea In ait aat
mobile, golDff south through Clifton.
Four or five were. In -Je party.
They obtained nothlHg.
The robbers prepared for a battle by placing a breastworks ef trre Iran
doors In front of the bank. They cut 14 telephone wires leading te tetnt be
fore entering the building. A. I. MHrphy, shot by the bHrglars, will recever.
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 14. Suburban roads and communities are being liter
nlly dug out of the snowdrifts which buried them Saturday, and big saowplows
are disclosing many thrilling experiences.
Between Etim and this city five car were stalled in 12 foot drifts, many
of the passengers being Saturday night shoppers on their way home with
baskets of provisions for the Sunday dinners. In two of those cars, which were
almost burled in the snow, the passengers spent Sunday.
A funeral in Indiana township was blockaded, but finally the easket was
borne away on a sled.
Herald and San Simon Valley
9 Bowie, Ariz.. Feb. 10, 1910.
MoknahoSnd acres tare been filed on in flic Son Simon valley
since mv last article in your valuable paper, and I can truthfully say (not
onlv because I am a subscriber, but as a business man), The Herald is the
brightest and newsiest paper, and 'head and shoulders aiove any other pub
lished in the Great Southu-est ..,..' , ,,. l...
We are sticking to Jcsh Billings s advice to "stick to. a good thing until
we get there," sowe are. sticking to the San Simon valley as a farming
proposition and to The Herald as a newspaper.
F V " " C. W. MeDaniels.
Wore Badge Labeled "Dep
uty' ' and Is Said to Be a
Ranger; Rangers Deny
HE IS LOOKED UP
AND CAN'T TALK
Some sort of an American officer Is In
jail over In Juarez. Nobody seems t
know exactly what sort, and since the
man himself is in solitary confinement,
he cannot telL
Anyway, a man giving his name as
Billy Davis and . wearing a badga
marked "deputy." was jailed In th
Mexican city early Sunday mornlnsr.
The Mexican police story runs like
this: , tJ ,
Notably intoxicated at the city dancs
hall, the official visitor was disarmed
by a policeman but not arrested. Ha
was told that his revolver would be re
turned when he became sober. About t
oclock Sunday morning he asked for hi
weapon, which was returned as prom
ised. Then Billy, the police say, engaged la
an argument with' a cabman, and a- po
liceman was summoned for a second
time. Then. It is alleged, the American
struck the Mexican officer over tka
head with his revolver butt, and lired
a shot, the ball passing over the Mex
But the "Mex. cop." followed the
American, who ran for the international
bridge. Some mounted police captured
him two blocks from the line.
Billy Davis, or whatever his name
may be, will be tried In the Juarex
court of letters.
Davis is not known at the El Paso
sheriff's office. It is rumored that he
Is a Texas ranger from "Tsleta, or Aus
tin, but this too. Is denfed.
It was stated In Tsleta, that rangera
Reese, Smith and Cox. of Tsleta, were
In Juarez Sunday to investigate and
ascertained that the man was not a
ranger from the Tsleta company.
ANOTHER BODY IS
RECOVERED AT PRT3CRSO
Trinidad, Colo.. Feb. 14. The body
of Reuben Dougherty was recovered
from -the Primero mine this morning, the
66th to be taken out. It Is the belief of
state mine Inspector Jones, who has
made an exhaustive examination of the
mine that the explosion of January 31,
which cost 76 lives, was near the center
of the mine.
ENDORSES POSTAL, SAVINGS
VD DEPOSIT GUARANTY XATV
Austin, Texas. Feb. 14. The" Texas
Bankers' association of the Third dis
trict, met here today. Mayor "Woold
ridge, former president of the associa
tion in his welcoming address, endorsed
the postal savings banks and the bank
deposit guaranty law, which measures
the association opposed-
EL, PASO REFINING COMPANY
CHARTERED AT AUSTIN
Austin, Texas, Feb. 14. A charter
was granted today to the El Paso Re
fining company at El Paso, Texas. The
capital Is $50,000, and the Incorporators
are J. B. Dale, J. E. Dale, W. T. Owens
and Frank Sweeney.
WARRANT FOR ENGINEER.
Comanche, Texas, Feb- 14. A war
rant was issued here today, charging
engineer Jake Decamp, of the Frisco
passenger train, which struck and
killed K. E. Skinner, with negligent
homicide. The warrant was forwarded
to Fort Worth by wire.