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El Paso, Texas,
February 17,1910-10 Pages
All the News
Kersfci Prints it First
Wfatlc ItT Fresh.
Trustee Peabody Declares He Does Not Want an Em
ploye Who Huns to the Races and Says " Teachers
Have Been Playing Keno Tooley Resigns
When School Board Elects Dr. Wor
,, sham to Membership.
'In view of the fact that it has been reported to the school board that
some of the teachers in the El Paso public schools have been frequenting
the racetrack and keno games in Juarez, that the school board heartily
disapproves of such action and any teacher or teachers found guilty of at
tending the keno games at any time, or the racetrack on schooldays, will
forfeit his or her contract and be dismissed from the service."
Resolution adopted by EI Paso School board.
Because the school board elected Dr.
B. 3L Worsham on short notice to fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation
of J. G. House, trustee W. L. Tooley re
signed last night.
Trustee Peabody complained of teach
ers visiting the races and keno games
In Juarez and the board ordered that
such practice cease, on pain of dis
missal. Reports from superintendent Mar
tin and supervisor of manual training
Tioss -were made.
There was a noticeable desire on the
part of the other members to have him
withdraw it, but he declined to do so
and when Henry TVelsch, thinking, per- j
Col. Lane Makes Good With
His Prediction and Things
Freeze Up Considerably.
DROPS TO 12
All rise and sing: "We don't mind the
weather, so the wind doesn blow."
But It did blow, neighbor blew like
the famous engine which came around
the bend and blew, and blew, and blew.
It blew, did that west wind until the
noses and "toeses" of the homeward
scurrying Highlanders felt as blue as
Col. Lane will have his fling and he
had it "Wednesday with a vengeance.
Early yesterday morning he threw on
the fair weather lever, shifted the solar
spotlight so the city was fight in the
center of It, and brought" everyone out
of their houses without overcoats,
wraps or furs. Something must have
gone wrong up in that weather t'owner.
however, for along In the afternoon old
Boreas came sweeping over the ismei
ter hill, and descended on a helpless
and happy people without a warning.
The wind cut figure eights around
the Trust building, did the pigeon wing
In front of the Southwestern sky
scraper, and performed other artistic
stunts seldom seen outside of a skating
rink. Then the old wind man gave El
Paso the ley stare, not to say mitt, and
froze up completely.
Renlly it's a little rough on the con
genial colonel who cooks up El Paso
weather and answers all the fool ques
tions of the oldest inhabitant and the
man who remembers the time in '61
when It was so cold that the clocks all
froze up and everyone had a holiday
until the weather moderated. He gave
E3 Paso fair warning of foul weather
ahead, gave it in time for one to get
out the extra pair of blankets and dig
up last winter's sweater. But with the
care free way of a people who are gen
erously cared for by a kind providence,
little heed was paid to the "wise weather
Shortly after 6 oclock this morning.
the government thermometer registered
12 above zero according to the weather
bureau readings. This Is a drop of 2S
degrees since "Wednesday morning and
19 degrees since 6 p. m. Wednesday
evening. According to Col. Iane, when
there Is a drop of 20 degrees or more
in the temperature during February,
the government's prediction of a cold
wave is verified. The prediction is
sued "Wednesday was from New Or
leans and was to the effect that a cold
wave would sweep over this section of
the southwest within 24 hours. For
once the weather man won. The cold
wave is with us for a brief visit but no
one minds the weather so the wind
It has been colder only once this
wloter when the thermometer dropped
to 10 on December 20.
0 HEAD OF BIGGEST
3few York, X. Y., Feb. IT. From messenger boy to he general ntasager
ef tfce larsrejt leleffrape compaBT In the world, Is the latent proof that op
pertHHlty awaits the boy -irho ivorks.
Vobbs Belvldere Brooks was a men .eHj?rcr boy -irhen he first v eut to TTorK
far the "Western Union. As operator, manager and superintendent, he workedv
IbroHRbout the soathwest. He learned- the gaiae from the bottom, and hej
Today Belvldere Brooks Is general manager of the "Western Union Tele
jfraph company. He -ras elected by the board of directors at a meeting yesterday-
Mr. Brook is a brother of J. W. Breaks, vrire chief at the "Western Union
offices Im El Paso, Tex. ' '
haps, to hold it off for a while, sug
gested that the resignation be present
ed in writing, Mr. Tooley calmly and
deliberately took a piece of paper from
a Herald, reporter, selected a sharp
pencil and wrote out his resignation,
which he handed to the secretary.
However, it was held over until the
House's Resignation Accepted.
It was 9:45 when the meeting was
caled to order, trustees H. A. Carpenter,
John Harper, TT. L. Tooley, "W. L.. Pea
body and Henry "Welsch being present.
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Hamilton and Willard to Be
There for Flights on Feb
TOWN BAB TUB OWK. .
Douglas, Ariz., Feb. 17 Douglas does
not propose to have Los Angeles,
Phoenix and El Paso carry off all the
aviation honors in the southwest. Ar
rangements have been completed for an
exhibition here Feb. 26 and 27, when
Charles K. Hamilton, of New York, and
Charles F. "Willard, of Boston, will be
the drawing cards.
The aviators will arrive In Douglas
the "Wednesday preceding the exhibition
dates, and their machines will be tried
out in Sportsmen's Park, where the
flights will also be made. Hamilton
will use an eight-cylinder Curtiss bi
plane. Willard will accompany him
here, with a four-cylinder Curtiss ma
chine. Given Reduced Rates.
Douglas men were in communica
tion with Nat Relss, who managed the
Phoenix meet, while the flights were
In progress at the capital, and this re
sulted in arrangements for the exhibi
tion here- The man behind the fly
ing machines here is Milburn Hobson,
manager of the Orpheum circuit, and
Nat Reiss has been in Douglas to assist
in the completion of the arrangements.
The officials of the El Paso and
Southwestern railroad have taken a
deep interest in the arrangements here,
and arrangements have been made for
a rate of one fare for the round trip,
this rate to apply 4o all cities and
camps surrounding Douglas. The rail
road company will also send a repre
sentative to assist Hobson in the de
tails of the meet, ,
Good Park for Flights.
Sportsmen's park is as legel as a
floor, has a large grandstand and sev
eral' hundred feet of, bleachers. Out
side the Jencing of the grounds the
Sulphur Springs valley stretches away
for miles in every direction, so that
Douglas will afford an excelent oppor
tunity for flights, with little danger,
as a landing can be made at any point,
Hamilton may try for the record in
cross country flight, as he can make
the entire trlp up and down the valley
without any change of elevation.
Douglas has an aeroplane inventor of
her own. He is A. M. "Williams, and his
machine is now completed and is
standing in a shed not far from
Sportsmen's park. It Is constructed
somewhat along the lines of the Bleriot
machine, but has some features which
are patented by "Williams.
Excursions will be run Into the city
from Pearce, Gleeson, Courtland, Wil
cox, Nacozari, BIsbee, Naco, Cananea
and other points.
Manual Training In El Paso Public Schools
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Tells Why Manual Training
Is iSTecessary and How
It Is Given Here.
The work tihat is iein done in the
manual training line in the EI Paso pub
lic schools was thoroughly reviewed in
a report submitted to the school board
last evening by supervisor of manual
training E. A. Ross. He said:
The work of the manual training de
partment is running smoothly in all its
various branches, and as J consider the
work complete ,so far as is possible under
present conditions," 'Ir' vfoii - Htaebrief I y
what is beinof done in each grade, witn
the reasons for the worlc given in eai
Practically considered, statistics shem'
that 95 percent of our population is en
gaged in industrial pursuits. If the
public schools are to educate, they should
educate for the place the individual is to
take in the activities of the world. In
dustry is the predominating feature ot
anodem life, and it should have its prop
er place in a scheme of education.
Artistically considered, it is the func
tion of our schools not only to enable
the students to make their lives more
useful,' but to make their lives and the
lives of those associated with t'hem hap
pier. In order to accomplish this end,
the students must be trained artistical
ly, so that they can appreciate the beau
ties around them. Good proportions,
harmonious colors, artistic arrangements
anay be had at no greater financial out
tlay" than is necessary for thingis the
Facts to Keep in Mind.
In .planning a course of manual train
ing, we must keep in mind the above
facts. We must study the special con
ditions that we have to meet, the sur
roundings we have to deal with, the
pupils we have to teach and their prob
afble future' and we must emphasize tHiat
which will be most helpful. - We uhould
establish trade schools, and all boys of
suitable age who cannot continue the
work of the grades and go on tliroueli
the high school, should be given the
choice of electing to go tlirough these
schools if they so desire. This has al
ready been done in France and Germany
and a few of the eastern cities of the '
United States, where the industrial con
dition is far more acute titan in El Paso
Selecting the proper amount of each
kind of work, and the proper grades in
which to teach it, is a difficult matter
and we must keep in mind the facts and
conditions of any special locality in
which the work "is to be given. " We
rnust remember that the apprentice sys
tem is past, and also that the most ex
celent Jorm of manual training which
our colonial boys and girls had in the
home, where each home was a manufac
tory? is gone forever, and the public
schools in order to meet the needs of the
age. arid educate the boys and. girls for
efficient, useful, happy lives, must
broaden its courses and teach those
things which are necessary in an ad
vanced and progressive age." The public
scnooJs ot the past would be hopelessly
inadequate for the present.
El Paso School Primary Work.
In the primary grades manipulations
are important -n-hich do not require an
exact technique, also the fact that the
nyork is closely correlated as is neces
sary in dealing with the infant mind,
and such material must be used as clav,
paper, raphb. reeds and similar weav
ing materials. All the work of each
grade is bound together as a unit, and
manual training is taught not for its
own subject matter, but frr 'its prac
tical illustrative and educational values.
In the fourth grade cardboard con
struction is given to both boys and
sirls. The object of this work is to
give the children definite ideas and ex
periences in regard to measurements and
simple constructive problems. This
iwork is done with the ruler, pencil, tri
angle, compasses and scissors, and forms
an excelent preoaration -for tlie sewing
work done by the fifth crade girls, and
for the thin wood work done by the
fifth grade boys-
Beginning with the fifth grade, the
boys and girls are segregated in the
manual traininir activities. This, has
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B S fH I S'l DrouS'ni aooWt by the efforts of t , 1 1 w 1 I I il
1 IfSllil " congressman "W. R. Smith. 11 N IS i
S. H. Newman Asks Council
to Exterminate Them A
New Traffic Ordinance.
MOTOR BBIVERS MUST
. BE OVER 18 YEARS
Bats, tltat for '30 years were unknown
in the city of El Paso, mav- become a
plague here says, S. H. Newman, who
sought to have the citv council set aside
100 or $200 for.the purchase of waging
a war to exterminate them.
Newman appeared before the council
this morning and his request was re
ferred to the sanitary committee to con
fer wit'h the board of health relative to
work of exterminating the pests.
New Traffic Ordinance.
One of the most comprehensive or
dinances ever prepared for the regula
tion of traffic in El Paso or elsewhei-c
was presented to the city council this
morning and placed on its" first reading.
The ordinance regulates the sjjeed of
on automobiles from 6 miles an hour to j
8 miles per nuur in miu uusiness uis
triet and 12 mile's an hour in other parts
of the city, beyond the business sec
tion, except at the plaza where motor
machines may not be driven at a faster
rate of speed than 6 miles per hour and
'horses must not be driven faster than
at a walk. Bicyclists must not exceed
this limit. .
The district designated in which nutos
maj' be driven at a speed of S miles per
hour is bounded on the north bv Frank
lin street, on the east by Campbell street,
on the south -"by Overland street and on
the west by the union station. Outside
of this district a speed of 12 miles may
be maintained. Other provisions of the
No Drivers Under 18 Years.
It shall be a violation of the law for
any one under 18 years of aire to drive
an automobile, private or public, or any
public horse drawn vehicle, the term
horse appMng to all draft animals
All slow moving vehicles must keep
as near to the right curb Qs possible,
permitting faster moving .vehicles to
All vehicles mut carry lights after
sundown and automobiles must have
both front and rear lights.
No weight over 6 tons slra.ll be carted
through the streets except where it is
one piece, which cannot be divided
No wagon must be over 24-feet G
inches in length from the shaft to the
rear end of the wagon and no motor
driven vehicle shall be over 26 feet Ion"
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And American Beef Is Sell
ing in London Cheaper
Than It Sells in New York
OF FOOD MARKET
New York. N. Y.. Feb. 17. Now comes
the pauper European hen to compete
with the hard working American biddy
and reduce the price of her industry.
Paraffin coated ejjgs from Europe,
nearly a million of which were im
portdd this week, were placed on sale
today by hundreds of New YorK. r
taillers at three to eight cents a dozen
less than the price of American cold
At the same time there came the an
nouncement from market men that
American beef exported by way of Nev
York to London is selling there three
to,five cents a pound cheaper than the
price asked here.
Wholesale beef prices according to
this statement were: London American
frozen beef, SM to 9 cents a pound.
New York American frozen beef, 11
to 14 cents a pound.
REFORMS IN THE
Bo's Separated From Hard
ened Qonvicts Gaines
Austin, Tex., Feb. 17 The peniten
tiary board today instructed superin
tendent Herring to provide dominoes,
checkers, and other "innocent" games
for convicts, now that all forms of
gambling has been abolished.
The separation of the youthful from
the hardened convicts was also authorized.
Naval Tender Nina Is Given
Up. for Lost With Her
' Entire Crew Aboard.
WAS A VESSEL
OF GOOD SIZE
"Washington. D. C Feb. 17. All hope
that the United States navy tender
Nina, which left Norfolk February 6 for
Boston with 32 persons aboard, is still
afloat, has been abandoned by the navy
department and today the warships
which for five days have been search
ing for the Nina were ordered to dis
continue the hunt.
The iina was returning from Norfolk
to Boston after having convoyed sevenu
submarines from Boston to Norfolk. She
was in a light condition and had no
deck litter. The only officer on board
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HOGS RE AC
Chicago, 111., Feb. IT. Live hops at the stockyard today toaohed a rec
ord price, unequalled since IS70, pclllnj? at 90.40 a hHadred welsat.
Continued light receipt for several months at the packing: centers nd
reports of a scarcity of boss aave called out prophecies that tke 510 mark,
touched In 1S70, may soon be reached.
War time prices for hojes In ISO." were 5131C.
TEXAS RECORD BROKEN-
Ft. Worth, Tex., Feb. 17. For the fifth consecutive day the record vr:n
broken In hoR prices here today rvheu porfcen sold for 50.0."; per hundred
welsht, the first time Texas ever saw ?$) hogs. St. Louis today paid $9.0
for hog; and Cklcago 30.40.
ROOSEVELT BACK IN
Gondokoro, Soudan, Feb. 17. Col. Ro osevelt, Kermit Roosevelt and other
members of the Smithsonian expedition, arrived here today. All are well.
From novr on Col. Roosevelt aad p arty will he In close tonck witk the
outside world. For the last ten days th hey have been practically isolated la
the wilderness where the only commnn icatloa between scattered village- was
through native runners.
The American party will embark in the Sirdar's launch probably tomor
row nnd proceed down the Nile to Khartoum, where they are dac about
March G. Three days will he speat in Khartoum when the trip to Cairo will he
Mrs. Rooseielt is expected tc meet kcr husband and sob at Khartoum.
Even "Sunny South" Does
Not Escape From the Icy
Blanket of Dying Winter.
BEGKEN IN PLACES
Snow Falls as Far South as
Galveston With Ice in ths
Texas Orange Belt.
"Washington, D. C, Feb. 17. Gentl
spring, which ventured abroad in the
Atlantic states yesterday and today, will
be running . for cover by night with a
bad cold ahead of a- snow and sleet
storm which has taken a flying start
over the eastern gulf .states, and is siot
ing northeast rapidly.
This morning the temperature was be
low freezing at Brownsville, Tex., at the
mouth of the Rio Grande in the Texas
orange belt, and the mercury registered
20 to 30 below In the northwest. A sleer
storm Is central over the Mississippi
valley and snow is falling over the Ohio
valley and south into Texa3 and New
Mexico. It snowed even as far south
as GalTeston and Brownsville, Tex.
Xhe Seatk Skivers.
On the heels of sprinkllke weather the
central south and- southeast is today,
covered with sleet and isnow. In Mem
phis two inches of sleet fell during the
night and snow xell today- in northern
Mississippi and central Arkansas the
same conditions prevailed, while in
northwestern Arkansas 10 Inches of
snow felL Oklahoma reports the coldest
weather of year.
In southwestern Texas, -where it mov
ed yesterday, it continued today, being
the coldest .of. the winf er in some places.
Coldest ef tfce Winter.
People of the-jstates east and south
east of Colorado, now shivering under
snowstorms and northern winds, may
take some coinrort an tne Knowieage
that the weather is rapidly moderating
in the mountains, bur It is still cold
enough. At Pueblo and Colorado Springs
this morning It was 17 below, the coldest
of the winter, while at Corona, a little
hamlet on the summit or the divide, it
was 30 below, with the wind howling 52
miles an hour.
At Denver it was five below at 6 this
morning, but by 9 oclock; the mercury
had risen to two above
Cold in Kansas.
,. At Topeka. Kans., it was five above
this morning, the lowest point reached
In the present cold spell- At "Wichita it
was five above early this morning, but
the weather moderated rapidly later.
Fourteen inches of snow have fallen
oyer central Indiana in the last 36 hour
and snow is still falling. This is th
heaviest in 25 years.
Celd la Oils.
Ten inches of snow fell throughout
central Ohio last night- A traction car
loaded with incoming business people
for Columbus, is stalled between there
and Grahanna. Heavy snow drifts are
reported all over Ohio.
Dayton. O.. reports that the heaviest
snowstorm for 50 years crippled rail
road service today In that section.
IN NEW 3IEXICO.
Very Cold at CI o vis.
Clovis. N. M.. Feb. 17. A fierce bliz
zard wind and snow has been raging
over eastern New Mexico for the last 4S
hours. The thermometer is near zero.
i Stock, is suffering- erreatlv and it i tha
j coldest recorded in year;. The light snow
that has fallen is insufficient to do tha
farmers trood and the nrolontred rfrv
weather is injuring farming- and delay
ing winter plowing.
Work Stopped at TsRxha.
Vaughn, N. M., Feb. 17. All carpen-
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