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President of Central Labor
Union Is Jailed and Labor
ites Are Aroused.
IN THE CITY JAIL
Friends Not Permitted to
See Him The Street Car
Strike Situation the Same.
Feb. 22 Incensed at
:he action of the po
lice In arresting'
president Pratt, of
the Carmen's union,
'ast night and keep
ins him In jail In
spite of a court or
der, the Central La
bor TJnion today de
clared a sympathet
ic strike of all or-
ganized labor in the
city affiliated with
th"J central body.
The Central Labor union claims a
membership of 100.000, but as today is
a holiday, it cannot be told until to
morrow how generally the strike order
will be obeyed.
Radical labor leaders say there will
be a general walkout. The leaders are
holding conferences today to determine
when the strike order will go Into ef
fect- Rumor is current that a warrant
Is also out for the arrest of president
John J. Murphy, of the Central Labor
Efforts of some of Pratt's friends to
see him during the morning were made
Impossible by the police. Orders were
rfpifl nnd a hundred men and boys ar
rested yesterday and last night for par- j
tlcipating in disorder were given hear
ings without the presence of friends.
During the morning mere was ,
-usual stoning oi cars in several paiw,
of the city, the most serious trouble j
In the northeastern section, where two
boys in a crowd stoning a car vere
shot by a policeman.
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Xo hand has yet been raised in an
effort to bring about a peaceful set- j
tlement of the strike. The Philadel-
phia Rapid Transit company officials j
say It is a fight to the end. This Is
also the declaration of the union. The
-ompanv is running cars in the prin-
clpal streets but the service is irregu- j
lar and few people venture to ride. j
The political situation in Philadel-
nhia must not be overlooked. Tne
president of the Central Labor union.
Murphy, was last fall a candidate for
c'ty treasurer on the ticket of the "Wil
liam Penn party, the reform organiza
tion that has made a bitter war 'jn the
Republican machine. Murphy was badly
defeated. Politics has also played a
part in the management of the street
railway system, local leaders taking
an active Interest in it.
The advisability of calling out the
troops was discussed during the morn
ing. Although president John .T. Murphy,
of the Central Labor union, which
claims a membership of 100,000j first
said a general strike had been called,
lie later modified this and said the
presidents of all affiliated trad unions
as to the advisability of calling a gen
eral sympatheic strike had been con
sulted. Murphy said he felt confident
that all organized labor of the city
would agree to strike.
TEXAS WOMAN PLEADS
GUILTY TO MURDER
Ft. Worth, Tex-, Feb. 22. Bertha Webber, charged with the murder of Cole
Watt, In Rosea Hotel nearly a year asro, today pleaded guilty In judge
Back's district court and ivns sentenced to serve three years in the peniten
tiary. The -woman declared that she killed Wattu for a man ihom she refuses to
PUT INTO CAR AT EL PASO, SUSPICION
Lej, Angeles, Cal., Feb. 22. Fourteen Chinamen were found last night in a
mjX car oh the Southern Pacific tracks. The car wa: billed Hamlicr," and had
cAStc from Memphis, destined for San Frcncibco.
It In believed by immigration inspector Hutchin.s that the Chinamen got
jh(9 the car at EI Paso.
Shortly after the discover?" of the Chinamen, Thomas A. Montez vra arrest
ed as he was about to take the train for El Paso.
The Chinese were amply supplied with food and'watcr.
They "Rill be held here pending an investigation.
RIOTS FOLLOW STR,
Point A. PItte, Guadeloupe, Feb. 32. Following: the strike of 20,000 sngar
cane cutters, several granding plants have ceaneil operations.
Attempts to continue gathering: croops are opposed fcy the v strikers, -who
have started fires In several fields.
The distillery- and granding plant of 'Courcel' were sacked during: the night
and a number of employes wounded.
Raises More Money1 Than Is
Neede d for the Project
and Celebrates All Night.
AND GUNS BOOM
Farmington. X. L. Feb. 22 Amid the
j .lare 0f bonfires, the din of booming
j t Viiirr-'h and fire
anvils, tne nnsm, "- -
bells, the rattle of small arms and giant
crackers and shouts of the populace,
Farmington put in most of last night
celebrating the close up of raising ,
000 for the new railroad from the south.
6nlv $25,000 was required.
All citizens act as if -intoxicated m
the face of positive assurances that the
rJ will be 'built, ana worK ui ;""-
struction is expected to commence in-
side of 60 days.
TPATt"!1 TrA"V TURN
"DOWN MR. LYON
Said That the President Will
JSfarne Texas Judge to
Waanito -. a Feb. 22. Cecil A.
- - -
Lyon, of Sherman, accredited leader or.
tho Texas Republicans, will remain over
nmnrwiW when president Taft
Will TeiUm xrora 1XBW u-wxx.
Lyon will then ssk Taft to appoint
G. C. McCrady, of Bonham, as United
States judge of the eastern district of
Texas, succeeding the late judge
Information received at the capltoi
today is that Taft 'will give Lyon and
Texas a big surprise when he announces
the appointment and that there are
good reasons for JeHevIn t Talc
wn w. cv- -. - - -.
ILvon if he can possibly help it.
While Lyon and Roosevelt were great
friends, it Is said such close relations
do not exist between the Texas leader
and Taft, who has declared that Texas
appointments will not be dictated. At
least these are reports around the
capitol and white house.
FOR LIEUTEXANT GOVERNOR
Austin, Tex., Feb. 22. It Is reported
from authentic sources today that A. B.
Davidson, of Cuero, will be a candidate
for lieutenant governor against S. Bas
com Thomas and that Brashf ield of Rusk
will withdraw from the race.
This understanding is said to have
been reached at a conference between
Davidson and Brashfield.
R. L. McKibbin, traveling passenger
agent of the G-., H. & S. A., with offices
In San Antonio, "Texas, is in the city.
Close Call at El Paso Thea
ter Just Over Some Rags
Burning in the Alley.
CALM PEOPLE !
For the third time In the history of
the El Paso theater, a panic was
averted Monday evening by the presence
of mind of a few men who had suffi
cient self control to keep cool.
Between the second and third acts of
"The Boys and Betty." show, the occu
pants of the seats on the right side
of the theater detected the strong odor
of smoke, which resembled the smoke
from burning clothing. With that
strange terror which inspires panics.
the people in the right section began
to move restlessly in their seats. Soon
j the contagion of uneasiness spread
I across the isle to the main section of
The house employes slipped noiseless
ly aooui uie oacK or tne nouse in
search of the cause of the odor. One
man in one section arose and went to
the- rear of the theater to- investigate.
He returned and sat clown, -then jumped
up a second time and hurried to the
rear, where he talked in an excited
tone which could be heard in the rear
half of the section. The fire doors
were tnrown open. The odor became
stronger and the lumbering rattle of -a
yceue wagon in the alley caused the
crowd to think it was the fire depart
ment in the north alley.
One woman arose in the center of the
house as if to leave. Another jumped
to her feet in the box. Men stood up
and In an instant the rows of seats
were dotted with people standing.
"Sit down," some one called, and the
crowd took it up. An actor rushed
to the front and shouted to the crowd
to remain. The command was obeyed.
Manager Rich walked down the isle and
told the frightened people that every-
thing was all right. The crowd settled
back In their seats with a sigh. Then
Mr. Rich explained from the stage that
it was paper burning in the alley which
had caused the odor of smoke, the or
chestra struck up the strains of the
"Boys and Betty" music, and the curtain
v. ent up on the last act of the Cahill
ccmedy. Another panic had been avert
ed by the injection of presence of mind
ii.to the situation.
The other two times when there
came near being a panic at the El Paso
theater were in 1907 apd when the Texas
Street Stock company was playing
stock at the Richard Carle production
of "Mary's Lamb," in 1909. The first
on was caused by a fire on the roof
of the icene loft. Few Deonle knew of
It, althnuhgh the fire department was 1
at work on the roof while a Sunday
matinee crowd of women and childreai
Iibtentd o Beth Tate sing, "I "Was Born
The second one was last year, when
two men engaged in a fight in the sec
ond gallery or "roost" of the theater.
The noise of the scuffle caused the
crowd oown stairs to think there was
n fire above and had it not been for a
few men cai;;nr to the crowd to keep
quiet and sit down, there might have
been a duplication of the Iriquois thea-
i ter panlo at Chicago.
CAIRO STILL IN
HANDS OF TROOPS.
Cairo. 111., Feb. 22 "With five
companies of the National
Guard patroling the streets,
Cairo is quiet today.
Adjt. Gen. Dickson has de
cided to keep the militia here
as long as there is a chance of
the mob's attempting to avenge
the death of Alexan.le-- Halli
day by the negro deputy sher
iffs, who fired on him from the
OFFICIALS OF DEFUNCT
BANK ARE INDICTED
Dallas, Tex., Feb. 22. The Dallas
county grand jury todav returned n
dictroents against Fred Fleming, and
v. A. Templeton, president and vice
president respectively of the defunct
Western Bank and Trust companv
charging them with receiving money o"n
deDOSit when the bank was insolvent.
The hank failed in 1908 owing its
depositors over $700,000.
FIRE LOSS AT WEIMAR.
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-rrr 7 Anioni(, Tex., Feb. 22. Fire at
j u eimar near here tills morning de-
stroyed seven busings houses at -n inc
Redmond and Associates in
Parliament Are 'Playing
Their Hands Steadily.
London. England, Feb. 22. The po
litical atmosphere continued heavy when
parliament reassembled today, but a rav
of &Pe appeared with the announcement
that the Nationalists at a meeting earlier
in the day had decided not to move an
amendment to the address In reply to
the speech from the throne.
This decision was accepted generally
to mean that although John Redmond,
the Nationalist leader, had rendered
judgment against the government,: he
and his followers had decided to defer
the execution of sentence and not throw
out the cabinet over the hucget, while
abstaining from supporting- the finan
cial measure as they abstained In the1"
Home rule for Ireland- is the stake
for u'h'cn tne Nationalists are" playin
and they realize that It would cease to 1
be a live issue immedlarAiT
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CHICAGO KILLS THE RED
FIFFEEN THOUSAND PEOPLE TO LEAVE
Chicago, III., Feb. '.Chicago's great "red light" district in doomed.
"Permit the Hale of no liquor after May first in anyplace where women con
gregate," was the order issued last night by chief of police Steward. It came
like a "bombshell in the tenderloin.
Ah a result of the order the police officials predict that there will be an
exoduH from Chicago of 15,000 men and women.
CAUSED WRECK; THREE WERE KILLED
Shreveport, La., Feb. 22. Engine foreman Lon F. Irvine, of the Kansas
City Southern, was convicted of manslaughter here today In the district court
in connection -with a collision of the Kansas City Southern switch engine
with a Texas & Pacific passenger train In which three persons were killed.
The wreck occurred .Ian. !. Engineer Madilox was acquitted. Irvine wis
running the engine at the time.
WEDNESDA Y LAST DA Y
MASTER OF THE AIR FLIES IN EL PASO
TO SEE THE
Charles K. Hamilton, the bird man, , if they ar.e interested In the machines,
will fly in El Paso again on Wednes- j Mechanicians will be present to ex
day. This will be the last and only I lain ,tnf operations of the machines to
, - . , . . . i those Interested,
chance to see the bird man In his flights. To F1 j Q. Sh.Hl
Hamilton holds the record for niak-j Not only wilr M hh g- -e an
mg the fastest mile ever made In arThihltfon of fu-tr, .;,,-.. ,-
heavier than air machine and challenges
any man In the world to race him 10 or
20 miles for a purse of $5000 or $10,
000. He is absolutely fearless and is
master of the air and of the aeroplane.
He will fly. -tvind or no wind, but, of
course, the better the weather, the bet
ter the flights he can niake.
The flights begin at 2 oclock. Spec
tators are invited by manager Nat Reiss
to be at the grounds half an hour earlier
to make an Inspection of tne aeroplanes,
Nelson and TTolgast Go to
the Ring Each Expect
- San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 22. Light
showers which fell during the night,
failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the
record crowd that set out this morning
for Richmond, Contra Costa county,
where Battling Nelson and- "Wolgast .
wer scheduled to battle 45 rounds, this
afternoon for the lightweight cham
pionship. The betting today had Nelson a two
to ono favorite. Both Nelson and "Wol
gast were close to the weight limit this
morning, and both were supremely con-
f'dent of winning.
T. Evans, purchasing, agent of the
Cananea Consolidated Copper company.
is at the Sheldon.
j tances. but h will ,. -r W
tances. but he will race w:th ajit'omrk-
biles and motorcycles, and will grlve ex-
hlhftlnns nf ufrtr c-t-i-rtc. in c?n?- .. 1
ting figure eights and doing various
other stnnts of an exciting nature.
R. H. 'Rinehart. who was given charge
of the automobile feature for the meet
ing, quit selling insurance long enough
to arrange for C. A. Stewart to race
his big Bulck cars against Hamilton.
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COLORADO IN THROES
OF BLIZZARD AGAIN
Thermometer Drops Fast
and Trains Get Stuck in
Denver. Colo., Feb. 22. The tempera
ture in Denver dropped 35 degrees In
two hours early this morning, the mer
cury getting down to four above zero
at 7 oclock. The weather bureau says
it will ba still colder tomorrow through
out the mountain region.
A Colorado. Midland train, . due at
Buena Vista yesterday afternoon, is fast
In the snowdrift at Haver, 30 miles
from the destination, and a snow plow
sent to its relief, is' also stuck In tne
snow. - -
HOGS REACH HIGHEST
PRICE ON RECORD
Kansas City, Mo.. Feb. 22.
Hogs sold here today at $9.35 a
hundred weight, the highest
price over reached on the local
LOVE OPPOSES POSTAL
"Wichita FalK Tex., Feb. 22. Three
hundred bankers of the seventh Texas J
iv.u in ;u.'ieniion toaay neara x.
B. Love, former state bank and insur
Love strongly opposed the Dostal
i savings banks, declaring that the rate
of, interest is too low and that other
benefits are insufficient.
Seats For As
' Meet At Herald Of
The sale of seats for the aviation meeting: at Washington Park con
tinues at The Herald office. The ticket seller was almost swamped tlm
morning with the .lemand for bo and general admission tickets.
The teat -ale will continue at The Herald office until 12 oclock "Wed
nesday, nerald coupons of Saturday and Monday are still "ood for 25
cents on admission tickets, up to the'hour of closing t'he sale at The Her
ald office. These coupons are not good at the park gates; fhere the ad
mission is $1 for adults and 50 peitts for children
Box seats are the same price at The Herald and at the park SI each
lor the seats, hut it must he remembered that the admission ticket is also
necessary. This makes box seats and admission cost S' if bou-hc at the
gate or $1.75 if purchased at The Herald office with Herald coupons, tie
coupon being taken on all admission tickets, but not on the ticktfTfor box
The grandstand is free for all general admissions.
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El Paso, Texas,
First Performance in wind.
Machine Is Caught by a
Gust and Damaged.
Enormous Crowd Packs the
Grandstand AU Tickets
G-ood for Wednesday's
After making two
at "Washington park
this afternoon, ris
ing to a height or.
about 75 feet each
time, Charles K. v , y-
Hamilton, the avia- V.. -
tor. was caught by
a gust of wind dur
ing the third flight.
tne machine was
turned over and the
left plane damaged.
After the first
two flights Hamil
ton lightened the heavier than iair
biplane and again mounted the seat for
the third attempt against the wind and
then it was that the wind caught him.
Hamilton was slightly Injured, but
not to such an extent that he will not
be able to fly "Wednesday.
Extensions of five feet will be put
on each side of the machine, mechanics
working all night to get It In- readiness.
Immediately after the accident to his
machine. Hamilton stated that Ms dif
ficulty had been caused owing to the
lightness of the air.
As the huge j-ellow craft glided up
ward like an eagle In its flight, the
crowd cheered with the "hysteric en
thusiasm that is inspired with a new
world wonder. Sitting in the cramped
little seat, his- hands gripping the pro
peller wheel upon which depended his
own. life and death. Hamilton., the bun
dle of steel nerves, guided his -machine
through the upper air currents with the
grace of an expert horseman. "
. It was difficult work against
wind, but Hamilton is nervy.
T ' The AVind.
As' fickle as a woman, the wind
was noticeable by its absence this
morning. At 10 oclock the air was as
calm as the silent sea. There was not
an air current stirring the dead grass
on the baseball field. By 10:30 the
wind was up and doing and when Ham
ilton walked out Into the center of the
enclosure with a wind gage In his hand,
the indicator read 29 miles .an hour.
But Hamilton Is no amateur. "Go
while the going is good" is not his mot
to. He flies regardless of weather con
ditions. AH night chief mechanician A. C.
Doty and his assistants worked by
torch light assembling the world's fa
mous biplane, which smashed all rec
ords at Rheims. France. Part by part,
piece by piece, the big 60 horse power
Curti3 air car was put together by the
experts. This morning everything was
in readiness for Hamilton invariable
test flight at noon. The four cylinder.
30 horsepower biplane was alsQ set up
for emergencies and both of the ma
chines were in place in front of the
grandstand before 12:30 oclock.
! The crowd started pouring through
I the gares as soon as Nat Reiss's men
threw them open to the public. By 1
oclock the crowd was- filling the grand
! stand rapidly, every eye focused on
j the two wonderful machines on the
track. Long before the man bird ap
l peared in his baggy business suit and
tweed cap. the crowd had filled the
grandstands" and bleachers. No one
was allowed on the field but the me
chanicians, the announcer and the press
The car service to the park was
ample and the street car company will
be able to handle the large crowds to
see Hamilton's clever work "Wednesdav
The aviator and his managers assure
the public that the great Curtis machine
will he in readiness for the exhibition
All tickets held today .will be good
for the flights "Wednesday.
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