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This Will Complete All Ex
isting Projects and As
sures Elephant Butte.
TO PASS MEASURE
It Will Then Become a Law
and All Projects Approved
Can Be Constructed.
CALENDAR 3fO. 233.
(Report No. 222.)
Te aathorize the isnne and sale of cer
tificates of Indebtedness agralast the
BIT 3IR. CARTER.
Janaary 2-J, 1910 Read twice and re
ferred t tfce committee on Irrigation
aad reclamation of arid lands .
Febraary 14, 1910 Reported with
March 2 Paused by the senate.
Standing' at the head of the senate
bill -which "will become one of the most
Important documents in the history of El
Paso and the southwest, the black im
pression of the cold type will always be
written red on the pages of El Paso's
On the anniversary of the day when
Texas gained her freedom, a bill was
passed by the senate of the United
States, which gave EI Paso and the Rio
Grande valley economic independence.
The Carter bill Is an authority
to Issue Interest bearing certificates
against the reclamation fund guaranteed
by the United States government. The
bill is a brief one, having but 64 lines,
but in those 64 lines is wrapped the
future of El Paso and the Rio Grande
valley. It carries a total of amount of
$30,000,000 and the Rio Grande project
Is the first to be provided for under
this measure, as it stands at the head
of the list of projects now -under way.
After the Rio Grande project, comes
smaller ones in California, South Da
kota, Oregon, Utah and other places in
Brief Bat Meaning: Message.
Keeping within the telegraphic 10
word limit, congressman W- R. Smith,
of the 16th congressional district, was
the first to send the glad news to jui
Paso. The message was sent to Felix
Martinez, the man who has worked un
ceasingly and without discouragement
for the passage of the bill and the ulti
mate completion of the Elephant Butte
project. "Senate has passed bill author
izing thirty millions for irrigation
project." These were the 10 words which
told El Paso and the Rio Grande valley I
of the great good fortune which had
come to them.
An extra edition of The Herald was
on the streets within a few minutes after
the message had been received. In addi
tion to the message from El Paso's
friend at the front, an Associated Press
wire to The Herald reaffirmed the good
news and before 5 oclock the news had
spread over the city and to the valleys
above and below El Paso that the senate
had passed the bill which meant every
thing to the country under the Elephant
Butte project. ,
Scaator Carter's "Work.
The reason the bill was introduced In
the senate instead of the house of repre
sentatives was that the special Irriga
tion committee of the senate, which was
appointed by the president to visit the
various projects in the northwest and
southwest, were in close touch with ev
ery detail of the vast enterprise included
under the reclamation service's activi
ties. The bill was introduced in the sen
ate by senator Thomas H. Carter, of
Montana, who as chairman of senate com
mittee for Investigating thoj reclamation,
projects, was most active In the investi
gation during the swing around the
western loop last fall. The bill was first
introduced by senator Carter on Janu
ary 24, and was referred to the com-
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Washington, D. C, March 3. The anti-option bill bearing was resumed to
day before the bouse committee on agriculture. Representative Hnrdwlck, of
ficorjria, has prepared an amendment to the Scott bill to Include cable lines.
The bill as thus amended, it is believed, will be favorably reported.
The bill -would prohibit the transmission anions the states and territories
and between the United States and for eigm nations of telephone and telegraph
jaefcsases relatin;rvto contracts for future delivery of jrraln, cotton, or other
farm products where there Is no intention of delivery or receipt.
Mr. Hardwlck's amendment Is aimed at the Liverpool cotton market particularly.
Herald Family Over Runs
Crawford Theater Some
Will Have to G-o Saturday
GOOD THAT DAY
All coupons printed in Mon
day's and Tuesday's Herald for
the Wednesday matinee at the
Crawford, will be accepted for
the Saturday matinee if pre
sented at The Herald office and
exchanged for tickets before
curtain time Saturday. Each
coupon and ten cents will pur
chase a 20 cent admission ticket
you save a dime by belonging
to The Herald family. This ar
rangement has been made be
cause The Herald family could
not all get In to see the perform
"What a merry, happy time, the happy
Herald family had at the Crawford
theater "Wednesday afternoon!
There were no vacant chairs because
there was no room for any more in the
cozy plaza, theater. People had to be
turned away. Early Wedneaaay morn
ing there was a line of people in the
lobby of The Herald building waiting
to purchase the tickets which admitted
them to the Bailey Stock company's
splendid production of the standard
play.l "East Lynne." So great was the
rush at The Herald business office that
manager Frank Rich refused to sell any
tickets at the box office after 2 oclock
Wednesday afternoon in order that The
j Herald family might be cared for at the
matinee which was arranged by the
biggest and best newspaper in the
south-west. But even this concession on
the part of the manager did not enable
them all to get in and The Herald
found It necessary to stop selling tick
ets at 2 oclock.
It was all manager Rich and the
house firemen could do to keep the peo
ple from violating the fire ordinance
by packing the house to Its standing
room capacity. To avoid this. The
Herald and Mr. Rich arranged that all
coupons which were printed In Monday's
and Tuesday's Heralds would be accep
ted at the Saturday matinee of "East
Lynne" in the same manner that they
were used at the matinee Wednesday.
From boxes to second balcony the
Crawford was filled to its capacity. This
Is 800 admissions and the figures In Mr.
Rich's books show that the capacity of
the house was reached on The Herald
When The last strains of "Then Yon
Will Remember Me" had ceased, the
curtain rung down on the death bed
scene which is the climax of the great
emotional play, the curtain was raised
again and the entire Bailey Stock
company, in their paint, powder and
stage costumes appearad on the stage
and Invited their friends in the audi
ence to come up and meet them. The
Crawford is such a snug theater that
the players and audiences always feel
close to each other and when Edwin
Bailey made a generous sweep of his
arm t,o -include the entire house in his
invitation to "come up and meet the
folks" the matinee audience responded
by pouring over the footlights and
onto the stage by the box entrance un
til the stage was filled with the stock
Among the first of the reception line
to reach the stage was a little black
eyed, curly haired school girl with her
red bonnet back on her curls. The tears
-were still streaming down her face
from the affecting death bed scene in
the last act of the play and when she
saw Miss Dockwood alive and well at
the head of the receiving line, she
made one dive for her and had her cry
out in the arms of the sympathetic
Cute little Fay Bainter, who does
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Miss Jean 'Seddon Sustains
a Fracture of the Skull
and May Not Live.
AUTO HITS FARM
Seriously, perhaps fatally injured,
Miss Eugenia Seddon, daughter of
Chas. W. Seddon, of 1927 East Arizona
street, lies at the home of her aunt, Mrs.
Charles De Groff, of 2103 Texas street
tho worst Injured of three people who
were thrown from an automible in a
collision seven miles down tho county
road at 4 oclock Wednesday afternoon
Miss Rosemary Pelham and Otis
Martinez, the chauffeur, were thrown
from the machine at the same time, the
chauffeur suffering a broken arm while
Miss Pelham was scratched and bruised,
but not seriously hurt.
A party composed of Mrs. E. A.
Howard, Miss Eugenia Seddon, Mrs
Henry Earner, Mrs. William Pelham and
her daughter, Rosemarj-, had gone to
the home of Mrs. Walter Coles on the
Tho two young women decided to re
turn to the Smith dairy, so got Into the
automobile and started on their way up
the county road. The machine was run
ning at a goodly rate of speed and
about midway between tha residence of
George Pence and that of Xi. C. Burt the
accident occurred. ,. . F
Felipe Romero was driving an un
loaded heavy farm wagon In a westerly
direction and there was a buggy close
to him. The chauffeur of the automo
bile, without decreasing his speed or
sounding his horn, it is said, attempted
to pass between the two vehicles.
Running faster than an express 'train
the ponderous machine crashed into the
left hind axle of the farm wagoi..
splintered the heavy wooden axle, and
tho -wagon scraped along for a few
fee and stopped.
The chauffeur threw on the brakes
with all his might and the machine, gain
ing speed with every leap, dug the
Xlres into tho hardened asphalt, making
grooves in tho roadway, skidded for a
distance of more lhan a hundred feet,
then mado a revolution and the pass
ering speed with every leap, dug the
heavy touring car revolved again, ran
to tha north side of the road, faced east
and burled Its nose in the sand, shaken
almost to pieces by the force of the
contact with the earth.
Miss Seddon's Injuries.
As the car made its first revolution,
Miss Seddon was thrown out onto the
ground, a distance of nearly 25 feet and
struck the hard asphalt on her head,
sustaining a fracture at the base of the
skull, and for a time she was uncon
scious. Over her head and onto softer ground
on the south side of the roadway. Miss
Pelham was thrown on her face and
hands, which were lacerated, and she
was badly bruised but not seriously
She was almost immediately taken to
Ysleta in a passing automobile while a I
doctor and ambulance were summoned
from EI Paso by Mrs. Geo. Pence, near
whose home the accident occurred.'
There was a little pool of blood in
the soft sandy dirt where Miss Seddon
had struck the ground and it trailed
along for a few feet indicating that
she must have turned over after she
struck the earth.
The chauffeur was thrown to the
side of the road and suffered no fur
ther injury than a broken arm. He
came to town in an automobile but did
not go home last night.
Twice the automobile revolved and
then turned around to the east, stuck
Its nose in the dirt at the side of the
road and laid over on Its side with a
terrific smashing of lamps and machin
ery, and the wind went out of the two
left tires, which were punotured by the
force -of the contact. The machine is
wrecked almost beyond possible repair.
Br. B. F. Stevens was summoned and
behind a spirited team of horses,
rushed to the scene of the accident,
making the drive in record breaking
time. Tho father and mother of Miss
Seddon were summoned and hurried to
the spot In an automobile.
Tenderly they raised the young girl
and placed her in the ambulance, driv
ing back to town at a walk, requiring
two hours to make the seven mile trip.
Miss Seddon was conscious except for a
time When she was under the influence
of an opiate.
Her skull was fractured at its base,
and she suffered from other severe
bruises. The whole night through, her
father, her mother and sister sat by
her bedside watching for the slightest
flicker of hope.
Miss Seddon regained consciousness
for a time this morning and remarked
that the automobile was running awful
One physician in attendance has ex-
Pressed th nnlnfrm Vif if Tif flops 9S i
well durine- the nnxt 24 hours as she haR
i& the 24 just after the accident, I
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DALLAS, TEX., March 3. The mob that this morning lynched Allen Brooks, at 12:45 -stormed the jail and
commenced battering the doors with railroad ties, shouting for Burrell Oates and Bob Robinson, two other
The" officers began trying to pacify the mob by telling it that both negroes had been taken to Fort Worth.
Meanwhile the militia companies were assembling.
The mob refused to
called and turned streams of cold water on the mob, which numbered 3000 men and
boys, who immediately attacked the firemen and threatened to lynch them if they con
tinued throwing water, with the effect that the department rolled up the hose and left.
Sheriff Ledbetter tried hard to disperse the mob and once they made a move
toward him and he fied in an automobile.
A large number of
for Fort Worth in the hope of getting and lynching the negroes taken there from Dal
las and also for the avowed purpose of lynching Frank MftCue, it is reported.
McCue is a white man and is charged with murdering Earl Mabry in Dallas
three years ago.
The mob put a stick of dynamite under the wall of the jail today and blew off
some of the bricks. A committee was allowed to search
the prisoners sought.
With the removal of
Fort Worth, Tex., March 3. The automobiles containing the negroes, Burrell
Oates and "Bubber" Robinson, guarded by five deputies, heavily armed, arrived at
Fort Worth from Dallas about 2 oclock this afternoon. They immediately went to
the courthouse and the negroes were locked in the county jail for safe keeping. A
strong guard is on watch should any attempt be made to seize the prisoners. The au
thorities here are not apprehensive, although it is reported the Dallas mob is headed
this way in autos.
The Dallas officers remained here but a short time and then proceeded to Weath
erford with the negroes.
Terrible Destruction in Washington Catastrophe in Which Two Trains Are Buried.
Many Cities Throughout Great "Inland Empire" Suffer From the High
Water and Many Buildings, Bridges and Railroad Grades
Are Swept Away.
Spokane, Wash., Marcn 3. It Is now
almost certain that the death toll in the
avalanche that carried away two Great
Northern trains and seven steam and
electric locomotives near Wellington
will total over 100.
Few believe that any of the 67 listed
as missing will be found alive, for It
Is now more than 48 hours since they
were burled beneath tons of snow and
Ice and twisted wreckage.
The rescuers themselves are in a per
ilous position, for the danger from snow
slides is still great.
Warm winds accompanied by frequent
showers are working havoc with the
loose snow and frequently avalanches
are seen shooting down the steep slope
of the mountains.
Rumors were current last night that
one of these avalanches had overwhelm
ed relief parties but this cannot be con
firmed, as the wires, are all down.
Almost unprecedented flood conditions
are reported In the valleys of the " in
land empire," especially on the eastern
slope of the Cascades Into and Including
Elberton, Whitman county, is in dan
ger, and dynamite Is being used to
break the ice gorges.
The Washington Central railroad in
Lincoln county is washed out for miles
and many bridges are gone.
The Wenatchee is flooded, and the
valley below that city Is all under wa
ter. Lewiston, Idaho, Is cut off from rail
The creeks at Walla Walla are bank
INSTRUCTORS FOR THE
NEW SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Friends of the new school for girls
are glad to know of the progress being
made with plans for the academic work
of the school. Miss Olga Tafel, Cincln
raatl, now head of the German depart
ment in the university school of Cin
cinnati, has been chosen as associate
principal and director of the worK in
German and in science.
It is especial good fortune for the new
school that Miss Norton, already well
known here, is to be head of the de
partment of English and history. Miss
Norton has the high traditions of her
college Mount Holyoke, and this
knowledge of her subjects gained from
years of experience in teaching and In
enthusiastic study. She comes to the new
school with the respect and loyalty al
readv secured in El Paso by her two
years of successful teaching here.
A resident teacher of physical educa
tion will also be a -member of the school
faculty. -Miss Ruth Davis has had four
years of professional training, two in
the Sargent school of physical educa
tion, two in the Boston Normal school of
gymnastics. During two years of this
time she studied dancing under Gilbert.
Miss Davis has also had successful ex-
Iperience m teaenmg. sne will have
charge of all the work in physical edu-
disperse at the officers' urgings, so the fire department was
men left in automobiles and an
the negroes from the city the
Reach Fort Worth
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Everett, Wash., March 3.
Twenty-eight bodies of victims
of the avalanche have been re
covered. Sixty are missing whose
names are known, besides a
number of laborers. Probably
more than a hundred, persons
were killed. All in the ruins are
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full, but that city is now out of dan
ger. Town Under "Water.
Tuesday night there were between five
and 10 feet of water in the streets of
Pullman, sweeping through the town at
a terrific current. One Northern Pacific
and two Oregon Railroad and Naviga
tion bridges have been swept out above
An undertaking and furniture store
was carried out, the stock of coffins and !
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Liut; wgciuci iini a. new ot.
A bakery, a tailor shop and a pjano
store were wrecked, and nine pianos
were swept down stream.
Four small residences have been car
ried away, but up to last night no lives
have been lost.
There is no light and the city Is
without drinking water, and has little
Heroic Work at Wreck.
Men from Scenic bring back remark
able tales of heroism displayed by the
survivors of the wrecked Great Northern
train. H. Purcoll and Ira Clary, two
conductors, who extricated themselves
uninjured from a mass of snow wreck-
cation, including the direction of all
sports and games.
Anouncements will be made later of
plans now under consideration for other
work of the school, including an espe
cially strong department of music.
Bluefields, Nicaragua, March 3 The insurrectionary movement headed hy Gen. Estrada against the Nicaraguan
government has heen practically crushed. The insurgent campaign in the west has petered out and nothing is left to the
insurgents but to resort to a guerilla warfare, encouraged by the desperate hope that the United States may yet inter
vene in a wish to put an end to the disturbed condition of the republic. It is now. admitted, however, that Gen. Cham
orro's campaign was a failure. .
The destructive blow fell at Tisma February 22 when Gen. Chamorro's forces were defeated and scattered with a.
loss of 800 killed and wounded. Chamorro himself barely escaped and with a couple of hundred men fled to San, Vincente,
where Gen. Mena was entrenched.
Chamorro estimates the enemy's loss at 1000 and explains his own defeat by the exhaustion of his supplies of
interurban car this afternoon
the jail but was unable to find
demonstrations soon ceased.
. age. worked several hours endeavoring
rn rp pnso ;: tnrtnnata vHmc TVhan I
the two men crawled out of -the snow
they were barefooted, but found Pur-
cell's shoes and socks. Clarv nut on the
CnoVcROTIil TMT.kll tha aim.- .. .. 3 n..t. .
er they dug In the snow for the injured.
W. R. Ballet, who keeps a hotel at
half naked, bleeding men, who asked
ror clothes to wear so they might go
back in the cold and' join In the rescue
The first intimation that the passen
gers had of danger was when the snow
swept down upon them and lifted the
cars bodily into the air, then dropped
tnem over tne precipice.
Ray Forsyth says five women and
seven children were In his car. Three
women and two children escaped. It is
believed the others perished.
A storm was raging and lightning
flared incessantly at the time of the
catastrophe. The rescue work was carried
on by the glare of the lightning-.
J-lie CAatk "um
The exact number of deac will not be
than 40 feet deep in the canyon, has
melted. Rescuers digging in the snow
and wreckage report finding dismem
bered bodies, several hands and arms.
Frequently the first intimation that
they are digging near a body comes
when they uncover a great patch of
blood stained snow.
Oriental Limited train No. 2, of the
Great Northern railroad, fell victim to
a mountain slide of snow and rocks
yesterday. One person was killed and 12
others were injured, some of them serl-
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NEW ENGLAND SUFFERS
FROM SERIOUS FLOODS
Boston, Mass., March 3. Four days' heavy,rain have caused flood conditions
along many rivers in New England. On the -Cape Co'd railroad tracks have heen
washed away and bridges destroyed. Many factories are forced to suspend operations.
I lite II VII
Is Taken From the District
Court Room From His
Trial, Dragged to Death.
MOB FORMS IN
After Searching Jail, Storms
Courthouse and Takes the
Prisoner From Dock.
Dallas, Tex.r March 3. A!
mob of from three to five
thousand men took Allen
Brooks, a negro, out of the
district court this morning
and hanged him on one of
the busiest corners of the
busiest street in the biggest
citv in Texas.
It was probably the most
sensational' lynching that
ever took place in the state,
being conimitted in broad
davlight and none of the par-
tLcipants making any effort
to mask themselves.
The mob first stormed the
county courthouse, breaking
through a chain of guards,
and overpowering the offi
cers. Failing to find the ne
gro, it rushed to the district
room in search of
The terrorized negro was
found in the jury room,
Where the IQOb Scabbed him
He was hurled out of the
window and the fall broke
his neck, killing him.
A rope, however, was tied
around his neck and he was
dragged to the corner of
Main and Akard streets,
where he was hanged from
the Elks' triumphant arch.
The mob attacked and
stdrmed the courthouse
about 11 oclock. Despite its
great size, there appeared to
be little- excitement. There
was no shooting.
Brooks's body was cut
down half an hour after the
Brooks about a wek ago
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