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Houston, Texas, Feb. 15. A. Durnett was shot and wounded, and bis wife beaten over the head with a heavy
rtlck of wood by a bnrglnr at his home early this morning. Mrs. Burnett will die.
Durnctt was awakened to find a man bendlnp: over the bed and sprang for his revolver on the dresser, when
the intruder fired. Burnett seized a revolver and fired at the burglar five times, but missed him. Both revolvers
vere found on the floor beside the club with which the assailant beat the woman.
A 10 year old daughter gave the alarm and when the police arrived found Burnett and his wife unconscious.
Burnett doesn't know whether his assailant was white or not.
Legislature of New York
State Will Go Into An
cient History for Facts.
Albany, N. T., Feb. 15. Investigation
of legislative corruption in- every pos
sible forn and at any time since the
organization of the New York state
government is the program of the Re
publican leaders to satisfy the public
demand arising from the Conger-Allds
A resolution which was introduced in
the senate today by senator Walnwright
provides for the appointment of a joint
committee of three senators, and five
assemblymen who shall be given an
ample appropriation and practically
The resolution is supposed to repre
sent the views of governor Hughes and
his advisers and its sweeping pro
visions reveal how desperate these men
consider the situation of the Republican
LOVE SUIT LOST
BY LAURA BIGGAR
Former Actress Must Pay
$75,000 to the Wife in an
New Tork, N.Y, Feb. 15. A verdict
of $75,000, said to be the largest ever
rendered in an alienation suit, was
Awarded to Mrs. Charles C Hendrlck
f Brooklyn against Laura Biggar, the
former actress. The latter was ac
cused of alienating the affections of
3klrs. Hendrick's divorced husband, Dr.
Charles C Hendrick. Mrs. Hendrlck
sued for $100,000.
Neither the defendant nor Dr. Hen
drlck appeared at the trial, but were
represented by counsel.
Both Indicted for Conspiracy.
Both were indicted several years ago
for conspiracy in connection with the
sensational contest to win control of
the 31,000,000 estate of Henry M. Ben
nett, a Pittsburg theatrical ' manager.
Laura Biggar was acquited and Dr.
Hendrlck convicted, but he later se
cured a new trial and was freed.
Mrs. Hendrick then obtained a di
vorce, naming Laura Biggar, and later
brought the alienation suit.
Defendant Talks of Case.
Los Angeles, CaL, Feb. 15. Laura
Biggar today talked about the $100,000
suit brought by Mrs. Charles C. Hen
drick. "I dislike to talk about the case be
cause It might necessitate saying some
thing unkind about Mrs. Hendricks,"
she remarked, hut continued: "I must
say that1 ever' word in the complaint
made by Mrs. Hendrick is false
wickedly false. The testimony was ab
surd. My relations with Dr. Hendrlck
were platonic and at the beginning
were purely professional. To prove that
T consider Dr. Hendrlck as my medical
adviser I can show a receipt for $50,000
-which ivas paid him recently for seven
years medical attention.
"I dislike to say anothing unkind
about Mrs. Hendrlck, but I might men
tion that I have seen her take a baby
child and slam its head against the
walk Sometimes she used to run and
bump her own head against a wall."
GRAND JUR Y
BecsBNe H. H. Alvis, who sold the city a ?5O0O automobile fire cnulnc.
Is alleged to have made a remark that he had the sale "fixed" mayor Sweeney
requested the srand jury to make an investigation and the whole morning's
session wis required to look into the matter.
It ;Is aid that Alvis, together with other automobile representatives, was
talking over the matter and made the remark, which s;ot to the mayor and he
demanded that It he investigated. J
BURGLARS BLOW SAFE
AND ESCAPE WITH COIN
Blooniiugton, 111., Feb. 15. Burglara
Cfcattsworth, III., today an d escaped with
520O0 In sliver.
Xiglit marshal William Cahill and
and gagged by the robbers.
j. "W. Earle announces the purchase in block 141, Highland Park, of a piece
ef property for the erection of a .sanatorium to cost $30,000. "
Mr. Earle, who is a contractor, says the work will begin In a few days.
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Miners of Colorado Declare
State Officer Was Respon
sible for Explosion.
HIS OWN DEFENCE
Denver, Colo., Feb. 15. The News to
"Criminal neglect and Incompetency on
the part of state coal mine inspector
John D. Jones, superintendent Kilpat
rick, line boss Williams, and the man
agement of the Colorado Fuel and Iron
company, are given as the causes of the
Primero mine disaster, in a report is
sued by Trinidad Miners union No. 198,
of the Western Federation of Miners.
Resolutions adopted asking for the re
moval of Inspector Jones and the cor
oner of Las Animas county, also a de
mand was made that the governor ap
point a committee to investigate the dis
jist.Gr "The union claims that the explosion,
which killed 76 tmen, was caused by one
of the foremen lighting his pipe.
"Inspector Jones denies these state
ments, and declares the circular was
composed by men who know nothing
about coal mining."
Committee on Territories
Will Take the Matter
Up Again Friday.
-Washington, D. C, Feb. 15. The sen
ate committee on territories considered
various provisions of the New Mexico
Arizona statehood bill today.
Not having finished it will continue
the consideration next Friday.
Delegate Ralph Cameron's bill appro
priating $110,000 for the construction of
roads and permanent improvements in
tho Grand Canyon reserve, was referred
to the committee on appropriations.
Delegate Cameron secured an increase
of pension from the pension bureau for
Elijah S. Junior, of Prescott, to $20.
United States attorney Morrison, of
Arizona, is here.
Representative Stephens has intro
duced a bill that postmasters and rural
carriers furnish any congressman with
a list of names served, upon request for
WRECK ON TEXAS
RAILROAD AT NIGHT
Passengers Shaken Up But
Nobody Killed Result
Mount Pleasant, Tex.. Feb. 15. A
passenger train on the Fort "Worth
branch of the Cotton Belt, was wrecked
30 miles west of here late last night. The
mail, express car and three coaches were
Only the sleeping car was left stand
ing. The front trucks of the tender leaped
the track, pulling off the ,other cars.
The passengers were badly shaken up
and a few were slightly Injured.
The track -was repaired and this morn
ing trains are running on time.
blew the safe ef the Citizen's bank of
a team, taking $S000 In currency and
Albert Ivcrber, a citizen, were bound
Theater Is Leased and Book
ing Headquarters Are to
Be Establisued Here.
TO REBUILD A
THEATER AT ONCE
A popular priced vaudeville theater
booking the attractions of the Western
Vaudeville circuit is to be the latest
addition to the El Paso show world.
Howard Fogg, who says he has man
aged theaters In a number of cities, is
to be the manager. It will be located
in the large room recently vacated by
the Blumenthal Bros, on South El Paso
street. This room Is to be remodeled,
the floor lowered to give it the neces
sary slope toward the stage, a balcony
built, and 1500 opera chairs installed.
The new theater will, be opened on Feb.
27 and the price of admission will be
10, 20 and 30 cents.
Manager Fogg has closed a "contract
for remodeling the building,
The improvements include the build
ing of a 22 by 30 stage, changing the
front to a modern theater entrance.
and the installing of fire escapes in j
the rear and also on San Antonio street ;
as soon as It is opened through to
In addition to the opening of a thea
ter here to present its attractions,
manager Fogg says that the Western
Vaudeville circuit with headquarters In
San Francisco Is arranging to establish
a booking agency In El Paso to handle
Its attractions In the southwest.
t The plan of the company controling
these attractions is to instal popular
priced theaters in the larger cities of
the southwest and play all the vaude
ville attractions that play El Paso.
The Western circuit has theaters In
Dallas, Fort Worth and other cities of
east Texas and the plan is to play the j
attractions across tue state ana mio
Arizona and New Mexico by way of El
No Ceremony Attends the
Assembling of British
London, England, Feb. "5. The third
parliament of king Edward's reign
opened this afternoon.
. The ceremonj was o fthe simplest
character; all of the royal pageantry
connected with a state opening being
postponed until February 21.
Seldom have problems involving the'
success or failure of a government
threatened to be so difficult of solution,
and the stability of the government ma
jority will be established only after
the house has settled down to work and
the Nationalists and liaborites show
DISASTROUS FIRE IX
A TEXAS TOWN TODAY
Hillsboro, Tex., Feb. 15. A disas
trous fire here early this morning de
stroyed three brick stores on West Elm
street, causing a loss of 13,000.
The principal losses were sustained
by A. J. Thompson, owner of the build
ing; S. W. Bristow, groceries; Will
Turner, confectionery, and W. H. Dick
The blaze started in the sleeping
rooms in the rear of the restaurant and
were occupied by Dickson and family.
Good morning, have you safety
Whereupon a new verb is added to
the language of our forefathers to be
wilder the foreigners who come to our
shores seeking liberty and the pursuit
The safety razor is an institution. It
has come to stay and the little, minia
ture garden hoe has gained a place on
"mi gentleman's" dresser along with the
military brushes and the first aid to the
injured face. The safety razor is the
product of a hit and run civilization.
It arose, on its hind quarters, or more
properly and less figuratively on its
nickled handle, to meet the urgent de
mand for a means of shaving with neat
ness and dispatch In the same time it
takes a running horse to cover a mile
of earthen track.
Tliat the modern equivalent of the
sharpened sea shell and the broken
glass of the savage tribes has accom
plished its mission is proved by the al
most universal use of the guard rail
razor. No boudoir (masculine gender)
is complete without the ever ready
razor which a kind and benevolent in
ventor has provided for the comfort
and convenience of the male division of
One good looking man of middle age
claims the honor of having invented
the 20th century shavine: tool. He may.
Man Is Freed From Bondage Of tke Old Torture Instrument.
Fighting Bob Lvuns De
clares They Will Render
It Less Than Worthless.
SAYS IT IS TIME
TO AWAKEN INTEREST
New York, N. Y., Feb 15. "There is
no more important question before the
American nation today than this of
making very sure that when they have
invested their hundreds of millions of
dollars in the Panama canal, it shall be
permitted to give them returns on the
"The Panama canal will earn the r
turns, albeit perhaps indirectly, if it
is given the chance, but it will not be
given the chance if the transcontinental
railroads can prevent."
"Rear admiral Robley D. Evans, who
has been explaining the probable future
of the Panama canal in a striking series
of articles in Hampton's Magazine, con
cludes in the forthcoming March num
ber with a direct attack upon the rail
roads and their rate making methods.
The above paragraphs constitute part of
his lucid explanation of the whole situ
ation. "Decade after decade, the great east
and west railroad systems opposed and
prevented the building of the canal," he
continues. "They knew what its compe
tition would mean in the reduction of
their freight rates.
"The canal, however. Is being dug. Not
because the public rose to an acute
realization of the commercial necessity
for it, but because of the Oregon's trip
from the Pacific to the Atlantic. That
one voyage of one battleship, in a time
of national crisis, sened to crystallze
a purpose in the national mind that all
the powers of railroad finance and rail
road politics could not thwart.
"Today we take a certain pride in
the fact that American genius and enter
prise are achieving the most wonderful
engineering work ever undertaken by
man. But we are giving no thought, much
less taking any steps, to -assure to our
selves as a nation the commercial bene
fits which that work must bring if it
shall not be a disappointment and a
"Do not Imagine that I have become
afflicted with any populistic antirail
road mania. There is not a transporta
tion authority among all the rulers of
the rail who will claim more for the
steam railroad as a factor in the devel
opment of the country, past, present, or
future, than I will concede. But the truth
will not be suppressed. The railroads
always have been hostile to the canal,
and they may be hostile to it in the fut
ure. I believe their hostility is based on
a narrow conception, a short-sighted
view. But, reasonable or unreasonable,
it is the fact.
"We are spending $400,000,000 digging
at a canal which ought to reduce freight
rates across our continent to a fraction
of what they are now. The commercial
justification of that expenditure will
never be found, as I have heretofore
tried to show, in the impetus that will
be given our foreign trade. It must be
found In benefit to our domestic com
merce. "For many years we have cbnsented
that the railroads should monopolize the
(Continued on Page Three.)
CHARGED WITH TRYING
TO KILL FA
Fort Worth, Tex.. Feb. 13. Al Enon was arrested today charged with
trying to kill his fatherinlaw, H. H. Hickman. It Is charged that Eaton enter
ed Hickman's home, grabbe'd a large butcher knife and sprang upon the latter,
threatening to take his life.
He made a lunge, but ns the knife was descending, Hickman's son, David,
jumped to his assistance and received the blow, which would have severed his
father's head. Several fingers were cut from the boy's hand.
tf Y t mo ir - T n A JJ . . .
! . ..v. ..i.j wwi uae uune so. utners
j dispute his claim to fame. But it was
ieLt ior mis same man to be the real ex
ploiter of the safety appliance for men's
faces. His friend and neighbor, Elbert
Hubbard, he of the long locks and
flowing tie; undertook to advertise, the
Innovation in the world of things mas
culine. For' a dross and sordid con
sideration, this apostle of things Roy
croftian began a campaign of publicity
which swept the country.
"The advertisements did not go so
far as to say that babies cried for them
neither did it claim that It would unite
divided families, or cure the colic.
What the frousled Pra did claim was
that the nickled article he was exploit
ing would loosen the shackles of man's
slavery to the antiquated custom of our
ancestors. He even went so far as to
say that what Abraham Lincoln did for
the negro- race, the inventor of the
safety was doing for the men of today.
A bit strong but like all of Hub's hot
air, it has more than a grain of gray
matter in it.
Result: More than 10.000 men are
using safety razors today throughout
the world while any but the old strop
and hone kind was unknown five years
ago. They are not using the razor that
Hubbard advertised for there are doz
ens of different kinds of these safetj
razors almost all good. By compari
Little Jesus Garcia Suffers
While Officials Hunt an
Hour for a Doctor.
TRIES TO CRAWL
UNDER THE CARS
There were a half dozen mounted po
lice on horses, the chief of police in a
carriage, a train crew, a civil engineer
and his household, the secretary of the
federal court and others, many others,
dancing attendance on a lOyearold boy
who had been literally shredded in
Juarez near noon. But there was no doc
tor, nor could one be found.
And so, with both legs fractured and
his gluteal muscles were literally strlp-
, ped from the "pelvic bones, lOyearold
Jesus Garcia waited for a surgeon, a
physician or anybody to come and help
him. But no physician or surgeon or
anybody else came for one long
hour. The two city physicians were
vainly sought and every other doctor in
the Mexican city. The officials ran here
and there giving orders and mounted
police dashed up and down the streets.
1 m o tf !. T..1
Finally a physician jt. Santangolo-3
l was picked up on the streets and the
boy's hurts were temporarily dressea,
nothing more. Then the father came.
AH this was at the home of Juan Valdis
on Calle Ramon Corona, near where the
accident occurred. Sr. Valdea, a civil en-
i gineer, offered his house to the author
ities and the small boy of a very poor
family was laid on a bed in a pretty
room, the prettiest he had ever seen
and waited for a doctor.
Coming from school shortly before
noon, little Jesus found his way block
ed by a Mexico Northwestern freight
train of 20 cars, a caboose and an en
gine. The train was not moving, and so
when a friend from the other side called
for him to follow, little Jesus crawled
under the cars. The big engine started
and little Jesus was crushed by a wheel
and thrown under the train, a mass of
Policeman Stops Train.
A policeman who saw the accident,
fired two shots in the "Ir and the en
gineer came to a sudden stop. Otherwise
the boy would have been killed outright.
The train was held for nearly two
hburs by the police until a complete list
of the crew was in the hands of the po
Officials hint that the accident of to
day may result in some system whereby
a physician may always be had day or
night. There is a city infirmary, but
there is no attendant always on hand
ntKoT- thnn tint lionltTi flirpnt uti'fJttprl to
handle a serious case. It is possible that J
Juarez has never before been so stirred 1
to indignation over nitie luyearoiu jb- i
sus and the scene presented by the
wrathful authorities and no doctor.
Bombarding a Town.
Managun, Feb. 15. The bombard
ment of Matagalpa. which was taken by
the revolutionists rebruary 10, was be
gun yesterday by the Madriz forces. The
situation in Managua is tense and no
one can predict what will happen should
the government forces fall to defeat the
R. C. Hatton left Monday for Way
cross, Ga., on important, real estate
business. He will be out of town for
two weeks and in his absence his son
T. T. Hatton is In charge of the office.
son, the chap who undertook to make
two blades of grass grow where ono
grew before, is a mere dawdler and
a loafer in comparison to the inventor
of the safety razor, whoever he was.
He has made millions of blades, safetv
razor blades, grow, where not one grew
before. Guess that's going some, eh?
Anthropology teaches that the Aus
tralian bushman shaved with pieces of
seashcll washed up on the shore, and
that the African tribesmen used broken
bits of glass to mow their full grown
beards. Our ancestors used the instru
ment of torture having a horn handle
and a steel blade with a wire edge.
Razor construction has improved with
modern times but shaving has been a
necessary evil since time 'began. The
safety has changed all that. Now it is
possible to shave one's face while
reading the paper. Dull razors are un
known In the land of the free these
days. A new blade solves the diffi
culty. Some day, some time, the men of
this, the smooth shaven age, will rise
up and call the inventor of the safety
razor blessed, erect monuments to his
memory and name babies and streets
after him. In the meantime the safety
razor makers are reaping a rich reward
as a result of this man's genius.
"Yes, I have safety razored. Have
Declares Discovery of Miss
ing Letters in His Effects
Is a "Frameui)."
"Washington, D. C. Feb. 15. W. R.
Glavis, accuser of the secretary of the
interior, now stands accused of having
stolen records of the land office. Glavis
charges that it is a frameup. This is the
most sensational development of the case
thus far and was brought out yester
day. In striking contrast to the lively in
terest which this developed yesterday,
the proceedings today were dull.
Mr. Vertrees, counsel for secretary
Ballinger, continued the cross examina
tion of Mr. Glavis, but In order to frame
some questions, it first was necessary to
wade through a mass of documentary
evidence and this consumed much time.
The committee was in executive ses
sion 40 minutes discussing the admissi
bility at this time of a report from Se-'
attle giving details of the alleged dis
covery among Glavls's effects of 24 let
ters which had been missing from the
field land office there. No decision was
Subpenas were issued, however, for
A. Christensen, chief of the field di
vision at Seattle, and G. W- McNeill, as
sistant custodian of the federal build
ing where the boxes belonging to Glavis
Mr. Vertrees also requested that the
committee pummon a number of other
witnesses including special agent Frank
L. Spalding, of Cheyenne, Wyo.
Glavis Says "Frameup.''
The announcement by John 'J. Ver
trees. counsel for secretary Balllnger in
the Ballinger-Pinchot congressional in
quiry, that a box belonging to Louis R.
Glavis, principal witness for the prose
cution, had been broken into a few days
ago in the grand jury room In Seattle
and that a number of letters missing
from the files of the land office at Se
attle had been found therein, caused a
stir here yesterday in the" investiga-i
Glavis angrilj- replied that if any
letters had been found in his belongings
a 'frameup" had been prepared against
him. The sympathy of the spectators
apparently was with Glavis, his state
ments being greeted frequently with
demonstrations of applause.
It is announced that C. A. Chrjsten
son. successor as chief of the field di
vision, would be called to testify to
the finding of the letters.
HARD FIGHT ON
Texas Congregational Dele
. gation Forcing the Is
Washington. D. C. Feb. 15. Repre
sentative B.urleson strongly supported
the anti-futures bill before the house
agricultural committee today and met
opposition from R. Marsh, vice president
of the New York Cotton exchange.
Marsh declares the exchanges are
not hurting the Interests of the farmers.
The proposed flaw will knock with all
of the cotton exchanges and such
strong pressure is being brought to
bear by the Texas delegation that it is
believed the committee will be com
peted to report the bill favorably.
SLAYDEN WAISTS AEW PEDER.VL
BUII.DFXG IX HIS DISTRICT
Washington. D. C. Feb. 15. Repre
sentative James I. Slayden, 06 Texas,
today introduced a bill in the-house ap
propriating $35,000 for the erection of
a federal building at New Braunsfels,
30 miles east of San Antonio.
Pecos. Texas, Feb. 15. Arch Cheatham .suffered the loss of both arms aad
Andy Myers will perhaps lose the sight of both eyes as the result of a dyna
mite explosion at Arno, 29 miles north of Pecos.
The accident occurred while blast insr rock for the canal of the Arno co
operative irrigation company. A former charge failed to explode and while
the men were cleaning the hole for nnothtr .-hot, the old one was discharged.
NEW' YORK FACES BIG
BUILDING TRADE STRIKE
New York, X. Y., Feb. in. This city Is now on the verse of a strike that
will almost completely tie up all building operations.
Forty thousand union men have voted to quit work this afternoon and
thousands of others are voting on the question of striking in sympathy with
The employers say hey will declare an open shop.
WHOLE WORLD JOINS IN
DR Y FARMING EXHIBIT
Spokane. Wash., Fe,b. IS. Tt Is.jannouuced that at least seveaf foreijeu
coaatries will exhibit at the Spokane International exposition to be give a in
connection with the National Dry Farming, congress, October's to S.
The countries are Mexico, Hungary, Russia, Australia, Brazil, British South
Africa and Canada.
111 11 1
l 1 1? w
Is Approaching From the
Northwest, Where It Is
Most Severe of the Winter,
WAS COLD HERE
On Washington's Birthday
There Was Snow and Se
vere Cold Spell all Around
A cold wave Is coming. The weath
er forecaster predicts It for El
Paso, and it Is already advancing
from the northwest. Ih Xorti Da
kota and Washington it Is very cold
today. Last year, oh February 22.
Washington's birthday, it saewed in.
El Paso and the worst blixzard of
the year prevailed from New Mexlc
Kuroa, S. D., Feb. IS. The vrorst
snow and wind storm of the winter
prevails throughoHt central and eastern
South Dakota today. Railroad traffle
Is badly tied up.
FOlll MEN BURIED.
Spokane, Wash., Feb. 13. More than,
four feet of snow has fallea la vrestera
Montana and In the Coner d'AIene coun
try In the last 36 hours. Railroads are
having great difficulty Ih keeping traf
Four icen were caught ha a great
slide ia the mountains cast of Wallace,
Idaho. Two extricated themselves and
a force of 20 men Is working to Ma
cover the other two, who havc bees
burled 10 hours under 30 feet of snow.
PEISONS IS ENDED
Legislative Committee Ncrw
Preparing Report for
Huntsville, Tex.. Feb. 15. The legis
lative penitentiary Investigating com
mittee has closed all hearings and the
investigation and is now busy prepar-
ing an official report for governor
While the collection of dropped ac
counts Is a matter for the penitentiary
board's consideration, it is announced
that because they are valueless, there
will be no effort to collect them. The
$26,009 in accounts dropped from Rusk
came under the administration of the
present board and are of the same char
acter as those dropped In Huntsville,
under John L. Wortham's administra
tion. 1 The evidence shows that the accounts
were dropped to prevent further con
fusion In the books.
Court Refuses to Recognize
"Deed;" Gives Them
Columbia, S. C. Feb. 15. In a de
cision handed down here today, the state
supreme court took the two children of
B. R. Tillman, jr., from their grand
father, senator Ben R. Tillman, and re
stored them to the custody of their
Young Tillman had "deeded" the chil
dren to his father, but the court refused
to recognize the "deed."