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El Paso, Texas,
AH ttie ytcrra
Herald Prints It first
March 2, 1910-16 Pages
While It's Freak.
Worst Floods In History Of
ection Sweep Pacific Slope
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Water Overflows Great Part
of Northwest, Sweeping
Towns and Railroads.
Lumbermen to Meet Here Next Week for Annual Con
vention and the Hoo Hoo Cats Will Meow and
Scratch, for There Is to Be a Concatenation
on the Roof While They Are Here.
Washington and Idaho Are
Suffering From Streams
Swollen by Melting Snow.
Seattle. Wash., March 2. Melting
snow in the mountains, augmented by
local rains, has made raging torrents
of all streams in central and western
"Washington and Today towns in the
lowlands are facing serious floods.
In the mountains the snow Is more
than eight feet on the level and, in some
places IS feet deep. Chincok winds are
malting the snow faster than the
gorged streams can carry it off.
The most devastating floods in the
history of western Washington are re
ported. Five persons have been
The streets of Pullman, Wash., are
torrents three to six feet deep in water,
and a number of' buildings have been
At Davenport and Garfield, rivers are
rushing through the street?. Colfax Is i
isolated and the railroad lines and tele
graph connections are being cut off j
with water three feet deep in the
Brldgrcs Washed Out.
Northern Idaho reports the Clear
water and Snake rivers rising rapidly,
fed by swollen streams thai have flood
ed Peck, Kooskia and Arrow Junction.
One span of the Lawyer's canyon
bridge, said to be one of the longest
and highest railway bridges in the
TJnited States, Is reported swept away
about Kamlah, Idaho. This morning
the floods showed no signs of abating.
Mar "Be Cut Off From World.
It is not unlikely that the Puget
Sound country will be cut off from "com
munication with the outside world before
the day is over. Most of the Northern
Pacific trains between Seattle and Porr
land have been annulled, but the line
through the mountains is open, though
in hourly danger from washouts. The
Great Northern main line will be closed
for a week longer.
Flood in Utah.
Ogden. Utah, March 2. Floods in the
Humboldt valley of Nevada are so over
whelming and wide spread that It will
be a week before overland traffic on the
Southern and. Union Pacific is restored.
Every largo bridge is out in Palisade
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Board feet, culls, odd and short
lengths, mill work, sash and doors, long
and short leaf pine. These are a few
of the terms El Pasoans should be
practicing In order to converse intelli
gently with the visitors who are to be
the guests of the city next week.
The Lumbermen's Association of Ari
zona and New Mexico will hold its
sixth annual "meeting in El Paso on
Tuesday, March 8. Sounds a bit strange
for a Texas city to be entertaining the
Arizona and New Mexico lumbermen,
but this only proves El Paso's claim to
being the "capital of the Great South
west. Lumbermen from all of the leading
cities of the two territories "will come
to El Paso Monday for the opening
session which will be held Tuesday in
the chamber of commerce, commencing
at 10 a. m. I. A. Shedd, of El Paso,
will preside at the sessions as the
president of the association, and R. A.
Whitlock. also of El Paso, will be in
charge of the details for the conven
tion as secretary of the lumber dealers
Onion Bed Is Stirred.
"Who said anything about the Hoos
Hoos? Since the name has been men
tioned they, the Hoo Hoo members of
EATTLE, Wash., March 2. Seldom in the history of transcontinental railroad-
ing has the Pacific slope been cut off from the rest of the continent as it is to
day. Of the several transcontinental lines having terminals on this coast, only
the most southern routes are open.
The Central Pacific, jSTorthern Pacific, Great jSTorthern and Milwaukee and St.
Paul are at a standstill. Every line is- blocked by floods or snowslides.
Telegraphic communication throughout the northwest has been generally inter
rupted by the storms and because of this it has been possible to secure only meager
details of the serious disasters.
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SENA TOR ADMITS HE IS
DAVIS SO TESTIFIES WHEN PRESSED
PAID t6 push a bill
Are Swent Over Precipice in
Cars While Sleeping by a
A GORGE BELOW
Paris, France, March 2 Continued rainfall has raised the river Seine to 21 feet 5 inches today, almost equaling-
the flood maximum of 18S2.
"Water In again pouring; Into the month of the sewers. The -weather, however, Is gradually improving-.
Washington, D. C, March 2. Senator Jeff Davis, of Arkansas, vras today
denied the privilege of striking from the record a statement in his .testimony
before the house committee on pnhlic lands in advocacy of Arkansas's "sunk
lands" hill, that he would receive a large legal fee if the bill passed.
POSTMASTER MILLS WILLlN EG LfGENG E
Austin Tex, 3Iarch 2. All state departments are closed today in honor
of Texas independence day, it being the 74th anniversary of the state's declar
ation of independence.
The students' of "the Texas TJhivers ity fired a salutT-of,21 guns from an
old cannon on the capltol grounds.
Patriotic exerciser vrere held at the university this afternoon, lieutenant
governor Davidson speaking. Banks, courts and schools .closed all over the
state. " " " " " "
Burke Gets the Job " Jim '
McClintock Is Eeappoint
ed at Phoenix, Ariz.
Entire North Line of Pioneer
Plaza May Be Changed by
REPORTED SALE OF THE
TEXAS & PACIFIC DENIED
New York, N. Y., March 2.
The report that Gould -will sell
the Texas & Pacific road is -&
ridiculed here. Phelps-Dodge
officials as well as Gould offi-
cials deny it.
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LAW HIT HARD
ARMY OFFICER FLIES IN
BIPLANE A TSANANTONIO
San Antonio, Texas, March 2. Lieut. D. B. Foubols, of the United States
army, made two successful flights with a biplane at Fort Sam Houston today.
He ascended two hundred feet and attained a speed of forty miles an hour
against a weight mile wind. He flew all over the army grounds.
IN A UG URA 1 ION DA TE TO
BE CHANGED TO APRIL
Only Felon to Sell Liquor
in Certain Local Option
Austin, Tex., March 2. An opinion
was handed down by judge Ramsey in
tha court of criminal appeals today,
that partially knocks out the law
passed by the last legislature making
the sale of liquor In local option dis
tricts a felony.. Ramsey in reversing
and remanding the case of Love Lewis,
from McLennan county, held that the
law is ineffective except in a territory
which has adopted local option since
the law was passed.
This makes the felony law inopera
tive except in a few counties which
have become local option districts since"
the early months of 1909.
Ramsey holds that where local option
was adopted before the felony law was
enacted, it is doubtful if such districts
would have adopted local option under
tha new law.
Lewis was convicted and sentenced to
serve a year at a former trial.
Washington, D. C, March 2. The
president today appointed Ed. C. Burke
as postmaster at Santa Fe, New Mexico;
James H. McClintock at Phoenix, and
Frank P. Burnett at Globe.
McClintock has been postmaster at
Phoenix for two terms and this Is his
third. He was a Rough Rider and per
sonal friend of Theodore Roosevelt. He
was opposed for the office by judge
The Globe vacancy was only created
a few days ago by the resignation of
the present postmaster.
The vacancy at Santa Fo was created
by the death of postmaster S. B. Grim
shaw. Postmaster Burke was in the
race for United States .marshal against
Marshal Foraker recently.
President Taft today nominated the
following Texas postmasters also: A.
P. Culver at Ennls. and Robert R. Hy-
land at Round Rock.
Mine Workers Lay Blame of
Primero Disaster to Colo
rado Fuel & Iron Co.
CAMP BRANDED AS
' 'SLAVE TERRITORY"
IN DENSE FOG
WESTERN UNION" TO OPEN
ACCOUNTS ON MESSAGES
In accordance with an order of the
Western Union, now in effect, messages
will be received by telephone and will
be charged to the sender providing he
Is a telephone subscriber, or the sub
scriber whose telephone is used stands
responsible for the charge.
Such accounts will be collected month
ly and will save inconvenience of mes
senger service or a trip to the telegraph
office with messages.
Washington, D. C, 3larch 2. The house judiciary committee today decided J "Foill StecUHei'S Damaged ill I
anaBlraouslv to report representative Henry's resolution changing; the date ol j nTpvc "WwIt- TT 1
the presidential Inauguration from March 4 to the last Thursday In April. . m -J-"-1 UUI
The resolution also provides for the discharge of the presidential duties ; -ii,i nvji -aLiIU-CilLb
when the executive Is disabled. Congress is to appoint a persin for such,
Ft. "Worth, Tex March 2. Hog prices again broke all previous records
today, bringing 9.70 per hundred "Weight on the local market. It Is predicted
that the $10 hog will be seen before the week ends.
Hogs also broke all records In Chicago, where they brought 10.10, and
In IonisviIIe, where they brought $10.
This Is the eighth time the record has been broken here In the last few
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New York, N. Y.. IVlarch 2. New York
harbor was today enveloped in a fog so
thick that it made navigation perilous.
The British steamer Sidra, from Cuba
collided outside the harbor with thp Nor
wegian fruit steamer Minnesota and
both vessels were considerably damaged
Near Barnegat, N. J., the schooner Re
public, from Porto Rico, was struck by
the Royal mail steamer Tagus from
Kingston. The Republic was disabled.
A number of minor accidents are re
ported in the harbor and out.
PRISONER REMOVED AND
LYNCHING IS AVOIDED
Oklahoma City, Okla., March 2. A
parts of chauffeur friends of Arthur
Ross, who was murdered recently, form
ed a mob this morning and went to the
jail at Norman, where they demanded
the prisoner, L,. Fries, accused of the
crime. The authorities expected the visit
and when the men arrived Fries had
been spirited away.
THE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
TAKE OVER A COLLEGE
Granbury, Tex., March 2. The Dis
ciples of 'Christ held a state meeting at
Thorp Springs today and took over the
The Crawfora theater was sold out today before 2 oclock for The Herald's
special matinee for "East Lynac." After that hour, at least 200 people ap
plied at The Herald office for tickets, but no more could be sold, as the
city ordinances forbid the- sale of standing room.
All persons holding Herald coupons who tailed to get seats today, caa
apply them on tickets for the Saturday matinee. Tickets will be placed oh
sale In The Herald office again tomorrow morning and: will remain uatil
SatHrday. Any Herald coupon and tan cents will purchase u admls'sloa
ilefcet for the Saturday matinee.
The Herald made this arrangement immediately on learning that the
capacity of the house would not accommodate "The Herald Family" adar.
property of Add Rand college, which Is
S '""Zli-f- he. "ame !s I changes in the property lines of the
Important changes. in the outline of
Pioneer Plaza are considered in con
nection with tha new building projects.
Bids are being asked to wreck the
present Mills building which stands on
f tho plaza corner In ord.er to make room
for the new Mills building, an eight
story reinforced concrete structure j
which will stand on the commercial
center of the city as a monument to
the man who drew the first map of El
Paso and whose activities started the
border city on Its growth from an
adobe town to a modern city.
Gen. Mills came here from Washing
ton to consider the plan for erecting a
modern office and store building on tha
site of the present building bearing his
name. After inspecting the Caples
building and other new structures, and
going over the sketches which were
submitted by Trost & Trost, the general
arrived at a decision Tuesday evening
to build an eight story skyscraper on
the most prominent down town business
corner in the city, to be known as the
new Mills building.
Conference Is Held.
A conference between Gen. Mills, H.
B. Stevens, his El Paso representative,
Trost & Trost and a representative of
the Otis Elevator company was held
Tuesday afternoon and at this meeting
Mr. Stevens was given orders to ad
vertise for bids on razing the present
building, the architects were instructed
to draw the plans for the proposed new
building and an agreement was reached
with the elevator company's representa
tive for the battery of elevators which
will be Installed In the building.
Plaza Block Owners Meet.
A meeting of the owners of the Plaza
block, which adjoins the Mills building
on the west, was held this morning, to
discuss a number of changes which
have been proposed the changes to be
made when the new Plaza block Is
built. In conjunction with the Mills
building owner, the men who own the
Plaza block are considering two
Denver. Colo., March 2. In a report
submittedtp. tije United. Mine Workers
of America the committee of the United
Mine Workers of Denver district, which
has been investigating the Primero mine
disaster, will charge the Colorado Fuel
and Iron company with responsibility
for the disaster.
Edwin Brake, state labor commission
er, has also Issued a statement charg
ing the company with gross negligence
and stating that the- -company's mining
camps are run as slave territory.v'
These reports differ from that of state
mine inspector John- D. Jones.
A movement Is said to be on foot
among- the labor leaders to ask gover
nor Shafroth to appoint a committee to
investigate the conditions in the mining
FOUL PLAY AT
Man Who Was Found Hang
ing jSTow Believed to
Have Been Killed.
Clovis, N. M., March 2. The authori-
ties now suspect foul play with E. J.
McGannon (believed vesterdav to up t
John Hatch), the dead man found hung
last evening, and two men have been
arrested and lodged In jail as witnesses
before the coroner's jury, which will
complete the work today.
Doctors will empty the stomach of the
corpse tonight to determine whether the
poison was administered.
McGannon has relatives in Indiana,
where the body will be shipped. The
general belief is that suspects of the
crime are innocent but the peculiar po
sition of the body when found would
indicate that it might have been done
by another. No cause, however, can be
Trains Crushed to TTi-ndling
Wood Eescue Possible
Under Great if ficulty.
'Everett, "Wash., March 2. The great
est disaster in northwestern railroad his
tory befell the Great Northern road yes
terday when two passenger trains were
swept Into a gorge by an awful ava
lanche that carried the trains and their
sleeping passengers to destruction.
It is known that the loss of life is
over half a hundred and it is feared
that it will be more. -
Superintendent O'Xeil, ot the Great
Northern, telegraphs that 60 lives were
lose in the disaster.
The avalanche occurred above a can
yon near "Wellington yesterday.
The cars were hurled 150 feet to tha
bottom of a canyon and buried In debris.
The town of Wellington and the Great
.Northern powerhouse were not destroy
ed as first reported.
It is impossible to reach the scene
of the wreck todav wwnt: nn fnor. Tho
I approach from the east side of the Cas
cade mountains is out off by a snow
slide at Drury, which destroyed the sta
tion and killed, watchman Johnson.
The weather in the' mountains con
tinues warm and rescue parties will be
in constant peril from the avalanches.
Two Trafas Buried.
The trains overwhelmed were the west
bound Spokane Express the Overland Mall
train. The latter carried no passengers.
A complete list of the dead and in
jured cannot be obtained until the res
cuers have explored the wreckage. Tha
known dead include trainmaster A. L.
Blackburn, of Everett, and A. E. Long
coin. The injured Include fireman J.
D. Kurde, serious; engineers Osborne, F.
S. Martin, Carroll, V. Gerorgensen, Te
getmier; Gillman, Bennington, Jinks,
Mouk, A. E. Bates and Fred Nelson, all
of Everett; brakeman Rose, conductor
M. A. White, mail clerk A. H. HurselL
porters A. Smith and L. Anderson, and
trainmaster W. "FTerrinErtnn AmrTo- tha
t passengers known to be on the express
tram is: Johnson, a stockman of Trini
Occurred Early in the MornlHgr.
The avalanche raced, down the moun
tain at 4:20 a. m. Two trains, three loco
motives, four powerful electric motors,
and the depot water tank were swept
off the ledge like so much straw, and
deposited a twisted mass of wreckage
at the foot of the mountain. The noise
uf the avalanche was heard miles, and
superintendent O'Neil. who was directing
the work of the night shift attacking
the snow drifts, marshaled his men and
hurried to the rescue.
Groans and cries for help came from
the jumbled heap of debris and the res
cuers worked in feverish haste to re
lease the unfortunates.
A messenger was sent for help. The
first news of the disaster was brought
by John Wentzel, who fought his way
IS miles through the deep snow to Sky
homish. where he gasped out the story
of catastrophe. Relief trains were at
once made up, but could get no further
than Scenic, 10 miles from the scene.
Over a mountain trail, however, it was
but three miles and nurses, physicians
and others were hurried along- this peril
The wrecked trains lie piled on top
of each other 200 feet below the siding
on which they stood when the avalanchs
The cars were- crushed into kindling
woodand no one in the train escaped in-
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I PEARY REFUSES
TO GO TO POLE
Declines to Help Advertise
Texan's Balloon Scheme
"Washington, D. C, March 2.Lieut
Robert E. Peary, when asked today if
he would accept the urgent invitation
exienaea mm by Fred J. Fielding 0f I
.t iinuiilu io accompany mm in a
balloon to the north pole, declared h
would not go.
Peary said he may make a dash to
tha south pole.
Fielding, who is an extensive adver
tiser, is getting considerable advertis
ing from his proposed trip anyhow.
CAPTAIX OF YSLETA
i Austin, Tex., March 2. M. E.
Bailey, a sergeant in Capt. Rog
ers's company, has been appoint
ed to succeed Tom Ross as cap
tain of rangers at Ysleta.
Bailey was promoted to sergeant
ten months ago.
changed to Thorp Springs Christian col
lege, and it was decided to raise an en
dowment fund of $100,000.
EL PASO CASES OX APPEAL.
San Antonio. Tex., March 2. In the
fourth court of appeals today, the case
of the Western Union Telegraph com
pany vs. J. P. Robertson, was affirmed,
and the case of Milton Melvin vs. the
A. F. Deere company was reversed and
Motiomi for rehearing were remanded
in the cases of Antonfo Salas et al vs.
J. J. Kenedy and W. W. Varn et al vs
Rita T. Varn.
two buildings. One of these is to al
low Gen. Mills to build the new build
ing back to the north property line
without a break In the Oregon street
frontage. This will necessitate the
elimination of the alleyway an the Ore
gon street side.
To "Widen Alley.
In exchange Gen. Mills proposes to
allow a strip of ground along his west
property line in order to widen the alley
between the Mills and Plaza blocks.
The owners of the Plaza block are also
asked to give a strip of ground pn the
east side of their site In order that the
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Albany, N. Y., March U. The flood at Herkimer hejran to .ubide last
nipht, but the water Is still so deep that la the principal streets, transportation
la possible only by boats.
An effort will be made today to blow up with dynamite the ice jeorjee in
the Mohawk river. Mohawk division of the Xew York Central between Utica
and Albany Is blocked by the floods.
INTERNATIONAL COURT OF
Paris, France, March 2. The French government has replied to secretary
Knox's proposal to the powers looking to the establishment of a permanent
international court of arbitrarlnl justice, ncccptln the proposition In principle,
but making certain suggestions hich the French government believes will
bring nil other powers Into accord.
' Cleveland, O., March 2. Thousands of person, are homeless, other thou
sands living on the second floor of their homes and business demoralized Is
ie slfttatltm io Ohio todny as a result of floods.
WTsile the rater has receded In some valleys, In others the dancer still
wroaltw, im;ea by ice Ror?res.
McrBaalcsharjr 1- ! under water as is Warren, where the Mahoainjc river
is on the rampaRe. The Cuyahojm river has inundated Clinton and Warwick.
At Zahesvllle several hundred families were driven from their homesfad the
auttrtfi wa acute. jg. - r
TOWX IX GREAT DANGER.
Wrra Ohio, March 2. With a reservoir ot water six miles Ionjc and
fhree miles wide, held la check by the Ice Rorsce. five miles above here in the
MnhoninK river, this city is considered in jcreat peril Already a portion of th
to-rrn Is under water, and the ice is piled thick in the streets.