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U Paso, Texas,
March 16, 1910-1 6 Pages
AH the News
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Finance Committee Offers a
Plan for Curbing Expendi
tures: Is Turned Down.
A STATEMENT BY
GAXNEfS AND TOOLEY
These Two Trustees Have
Stood Out Against Ex
travagances of the Board.
School warrants cannot be much
lesser kept at par if the business meth
ods ef the school board are not reme
died. The schoitf of EI Paso are going to
have a deficit of over ?SO,000 at the
end ef the present terra.
Trustees Gaines and Tooley, In re
sponse to the demand of voters and
taxpayers, have prepared a statement
en the school finances of the city. It
is printed below. It shows an unusual
state ef affairs, and one that appears
t eall for hereic measures. There ap
pears to be a woefal lack of business
Kanaireraent la the conduct of the
schools er no sHCh deficit would face
the board. An $S,& deficit with the
expenses steadily running above the
school incemel Where will it step? the
people arc led to ask.
. Messrs. Gaines and Tooley show
plainly that they have not been parties
to the extravagant methods of the
beard. As long ago as last October
zthev submitted a plan by -which they
could cut down the expenses and curb
the extravagance, but the board as a
whole declined to adopt the suggestions.
Messrs Gaines and Tooley have all the
time stood eHt agaiHst the extrava
gance and ill considered expenditures
ef the school board, realizing that they
RESCUE WORKER TALKS TO WOMEN
Philadelphia, Pa., March 16Despairing of making further progress toward a settlement of the street car
strike through conferences with company officials, the strike committee of ten today took sueps to make a general
"StXpSenTGreenwalt has sent out a call for all members of the state Federation of Labor to vote on the
question of a state wide strike. .
The Transit company claims it is constantly increasing the number of cars in operation and there has been
no disorder for several days.
BIG STRIKE AMONG
MINERS IS POSSIBLE
MONTH AGO 25 POUNDS FOR 10c
"There is a cure, and there is a pre
ventive," With emphasis on the pre
ventive. Mrs. Mary Stlllwell, Salva
tion Army brigadier, spoke this after
noon to mothers at the First Presby
terian church. It was a meeting for
women only men were barred.
"Ml women of the -tenderloin do not
come from the slums," said the Chicago
rescue worker. "Many girls come from
good homes, a great many. We have
tried to find out why, for only so can
it be stopped.
Lack of Restraint.
"A lack of restraint at home is the
first reason. The mother and father no
longer are the head of the house. The
children rule instead. Perhaps the
older countries have gone to the other
extreme, while we are on the other side
of the fence.
"Many girls go wrong earlier than
you would think. 'The mothers are
asleep until it is too late. There is no
proper instruction of the child. The
parents must do it all.
"Yet our work in the red light, dis
tricts has been successful from many
points of view. We find that 83 per
cent can be rescued, and do not return.
One half of that percent are maternity
cases and one half from the tender
loin. The Salvation army rescue work
has-proved that percent possible."
May Open Rescue Home.
A number of public spirited women
of the city are interested in -the es
tablishing of a local rescue home. In
all parts of the United States the res
cue work receives support which no
other branch of army activity attracts.
Tonight Mrs. Stillwell will speak to
both men artd women at the First Meth
odist church at 8 oclock. Her subject
will be "Slum and Rescue Work."
TEXAS MAN HIT
4hA flBRscp comxuitatec might be
held responsible for tbe policy that baa
led to an 9SW,0ot aexicn anu uiutc. m.--j
have opposed many of the xeactionary
policies HEder which the present board
has coHdHCtcd Its affairs, and as an ex
SBP(e, stood eat against the board's
rails? nkes It stripped the superin
tendent of his authority, Hot so much
1r favor of the superintendent person
ally as against the precedent. They
srsaed, as maay others fcive done, that
If the superintendent was incompetent,
the beard should bring charges against
him and remove him; if not incompe
tent, then he should have the direction
of tbc schools. Xo charges were
hreught by the board against the su
perintendent and the Inference has been
thstj he was not unsatisfactory as sb
Instracler and administrator, yet the
heard stripped him of his authority
mn& placed that authority in the hands
8f a committee of its own members.
The statement of tbe two members of
the finance committee, which is plain
cbohftb to be well understood, follows!
EI Paso, Texas'. March 15, 1910.
Editor EI Paso Herald:
We note in the Issues of the Herald
ef tbe 14th asd 15th that the public is
desirous of knowing the status of the
flmtnees ef the pHblic schools. While
yea know and everyone knows tbat
pHblic records are opcH to inspection,
wc can tewsrd giving the public the
desired information. "We submit here
wlih a repert made by Superintendent
MartlH from the books and records In
I! Fffi FIGHT
A liveryman of San Antonio
Testifies in the Mabray
Council Bluffs, Iowa, March 16. An'
interesting witness today in the trial of
J. C May bray and his associates, charg
ed with conspiracy, was T. B. George,
a liveryman, of San Antonio, Tex., who
said he was relieved of $1800 in connec
tion with a wrestling match at New Or
leans two years ago, in which one of
the contestants apparently suffered a
severe hemorrhage In the second bout.
He named Joseph E. Wright, now un
der indictment, but not yet arrested, a
a "friend" who induced mm to partici
pate in the affair. . Wright Is a San
III L ll L ihiililul
Ballinger Declares He Is
Coming Out Witli a
Those El Paso Ice magnates were i?Ight. Ice prices will not go up this
summer. Ice prices are the same, but the poor consumer gets 'less Ice for
his money that's all.
Only a month ago an El Paso housekeeper received 25 pounds, of Ice fotf
10 cents. Now she still pays ten cents, but she only gets 1C pounds. Yes.
tho price Is the same!
On March 4 The Herald Interviewed the two El Paso Ice company man
agers. Both agreed that Ice would be a little higher in price this summer,
but only a little. Neither gave any reason for increase except that no local
company made any money last year. Ice was too cheap, then, they said. Xo,
there was no condition expected to boost the price.
Today the El Paso Ice company Is delivering 15 pounds of Ice for 10
cents. But the Consumers' Ice company does a little better jutt to help the
poor man. That firm delivers for 10 cents, the excess of 16 pounds.
And that extra pound will make one lemonade.
Cincinnati, O., March 10. Only by aovasces la wages can coal alas
operators of the country avoid a strike of -union miners after April first, ac
cording to developments of the special convention ef the Usited Mlae TFoxlcer
of North America here today.
The leaders plainly intimated that Hnlesat more money Is paid the 3,8G
workmen involved no new wnge agreement will be signed.
For the first time today, themlners president openly acloMwlee the
gravity of the situation.
INJURED OIL PRESIDENT
HAS CHANCE FOR LIFE
Houston, Tex., March 16 Reports this
morning from the bedside of J. C
Cullinan. president of the Texas com
pany, who was shot yesterday by H. W.
Glass, following an altercation, say he
spent a restful inght and has no fever
this morning. It Is believed that he
will rapidly recover. Glass is charged
with assault to murder, and is out on
KATY FLYER COLLIDES
WITH FREIGHT TRAIN
Denison, Tex., March 16. The Katy
flyer collided with the rear end of a
freight train in the yards here at noon
today. The passenger engine was de
molished, as well as many freight cars.
Engineer W. 1u Scott, of the passen
ger train, was Injured in jumping. No
passengers were hurt.
PLAN FOR KENNEL SHOW.
Members of the El Paso Kennel club
held a meeting last night to talk about
the plans for having another bench
show at the second annual El Paso
fair nexfall. They are already plan
ning to import a number of blooded ani
mals for tho show.
(Continued on Page Ten.)
TO ADDRESS BUSINESS MEN.
R. T. Anderson will speak before the
business men at the chamber of com
merce luncheon Thursday on the re
sources and development of the -tuo
BIG FIGHT ON WHISKY
St. Paul. Minn., March 16. "The in-
fantasy and the Balllnger-Plnchot hear
ing is of less importance in the east
than in the west."
Secretary R. A. Ballinger, who is here
to address the Minnesota Conservation
convention, thus expressed himself to
day. "When you are riding on the plains,
the cow on the horizon looks 40 feet
high, but when you come up to it, it is
onJy an ordinary cow," he added.
Speaking further of tnt investigation
of the Glavis charges,- Mr. Ballinger said:
"So far nothing has been brought to
light but Suspicion, innuendo and inti
mations. These I will dispel as soon as
my evidence is in."
KnrAtarv "Rn 11! rv cpr flvlnrprl Vilm;flf
out of sympathy with those radicals who
fear that all natural resources are be
ing used up without any consideration
for future -generations.
"Our country," he said, "is the richest
of all in natural resources. Its soil. Its
minerals, its coal, its iron, its granite,
its limestone, its water power and its
climate possess immeasurable wealth,
and, if properly utilized, contain suf
ficient resources to care for all probable
nri5P -In fhft TiOnillntinn nf niir mnn.
try in the years to come."
He said that while "the doctrinarians
figure that the coal - deposits of the
United States and Alaska will be ex
hausted in a period of about 100 years,
the fact is that, according to the pro
duction of coal in the United States at
the close of 190S, only 0.4 of percent
of the original supply of coal had been
exhausted, leaving as the app'arent sup
ply still available 99.6 percent of the
original supply, or coai enougn to last;,
as some claim, for a period of 7000
"After Jong indifference on the part
of the people as to the public domain,"
he declared, "a deep concern has sud
denly arisen respecting the remnant of
the national estate, with a wholly exag
gerated notion of what should be done
with it by the government. There is
much talk about the conservation of
our national resources, and nebulous
theories that .sound good to the ear, but
are Impossible of practical application to
existing conditions, are advanced. Be
tween the hysteria that exists on the
one side and the tendency to despoil the
public domain on the other, we will, It
Washington, D. C, Slarch 1G The delegation representing the city oi EI
Paso Mayor Sweeney, congressman Smith and J. A. Happer had a confer
ence at the state department this morning. Gen. Anson Mills was also present.
The secretary of state after a full discussion of the matters affecting the
Chamizal claim, gave assurance that he would take Immediate steps for the
definite settlement of the Chamlzal Question in a manner which he thinks will
terminate the case certainly within six months and sooner If possible.
Secretary Knox was. impressed wlturthe gravity of-the situation caused by
souatte-s and stated that be would Immediately look into the question to see
whether at least this phase of the difficulty might not be at once relieved.
Figures of the Controller as Shown by National Bank
Examiner rTorvell, prove the Texas Banks Strongest
in Their Division and El Paso Banks Strongest
in the Entire Country.
OLD HULK SINKS
EN ROUTE HERE
IPorty Lives Are Lost as Re
sult of Foundering of
Lisbon, Portugal, March 16. The
Portuguese governor oi the Azores ca
bles that a Portuguese bark reported
yesterday lost In the storm off Pico
Island was loaded with emigrants bound
Forty lives were lost. Twenty-three
of the passengers and crew were saved.
The governor reports the bark was an
old hulk and Inadequately manned.
The controler of the
informal address to a group of treasury
officials and bankers made the follow
ing very important declaration: "There
is practically not a national bank in all
the United States at the present time
whose condition is regarded as unsatis
factory." This statement was no doubt
founded upon the sworn statements
made as to the condition of all. the na
tional hanks under the call for a report
of condition, as of date Jan. 31, 1910.
Joseph W. Norvell, national bank ex
aminer for this district and this city,
has compiled from the abstract of the
condition of the country's national
banks, "asprepared by the controler of
the currency, the following facts and
figures which are of interest to the fi
nancial and business Interests of the
section classified as "southern states."
This division comprises the following
states, and the net deposits subject to
e currency In an J that average by 9 55
group of treasury ! "nancial parlanc
aT-PTTT w! WILL BE
uiAdj., .. states, ana uie net aepusus suujcvi w
"BEGUN AT ONCE S reserve requirements and percent of re-
The United States Officials
Leave Washington for
Chicago to Confer.
ChYcagtf, III. 3Inch 10. Chairman
Knapp, of the Interstate commerce com
mission, and commissioner of labor Nelll,
lance the average re
serve Is the barometer to which busi
ness men turn for substantial Informa
tion, Mr. Norvell says he feels war
ranted in saying to the bankers: "You
have cause for just and reasonable pride
relative to your condition; you ara the
besfrin your division and escel the av
erage for all the states by 9.55 percent."
El Paso Banks.
For the national feaks- ef SI Paso he
has compiled a few more figures frona
tha, sam& source
El Paso has the following national
banks holding the following deposits
subject to reserve requirements and
held the following reserve as shown by
statements as of that date:
O the Green
IN CHICAGO ELECTION
Chicago, III., Iarch 10. As showing the tremendous interest In the forth
coming election, which will decide whether or not the second city of the United
States will he wet or dry, nearly 400,000 of Chicago's voters have registered.
This Is nearly 11,000 more than ever before registered.
(Continued on page Sis.)
"Ofi thy're hangln' men and women
for the wearin o' the green."
There would be hangings by the doz
ens in El Paso today if that famous old
line was a plain statement of faot. Green
Is making Its appearance in buttonholes
and In dresses and cravats today, al
though the "17th of Ireland" Is a day
In the future.
Shop windows and haberdashers' shops
have taken on a verdant appearance
with the displays of silks and cloths in
all shades of the sacred color of St. Pat
rick. Miniature harps with doodeens attach
ed are being given away by one pro
gressive merchant and the postcard
shops are doing a big business in post
cards 'with the green tinge to the ink
and a verse of an "auld sod" song print
ed in gold letters.
Even old another nature is sprucing
up for the national holiday of Ireland
r nnffinfr fn q trrtHn rlroca In hnnnr
of the country which gave us our po-
iicemen ana politicians.
mediators under the Erdman act, left for
Chicago today to undertake the adjust
ment of the controversy between the
weBtern railroads and their firemen and
Both expressed hope of a successful
CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN
STANDARD OIL CASE
Washington, D. C, March 16. Closing
arguments in the great eontest over the
dissolution of the Standard Oil company
were -made today before the supreme
court of the United States.
How long the court will take to con
sider the case no one professes to know,
-but many believe the decision will not
be announced before the first of May.
D T. Watson, of Pittsburg, and John
G Johnson, of Philadelphia, for the
Standard oil, and attorney general
Wlckersham for the government, ad
dressed the court today.
LONG DROUTH IS
BROKEN OVER TEXAS
Childress, Texas, March 16. A heavy
rain which breaks a drouth of months
has been falling over the lower Pan
handle since 10 oclock last night. The
towns of Tell, Klrkland, Carey, Arlle.
Garden Valley, and Riverside report
over an Inch.
This is worth thousands of dollars
to the ranchmen and farmers. ,
servo held ere as follows:
Virginia $ 72,S24,294.02
West Virginia .. 41,435,265.65
North Carolina.. 27.30S.299.60
South Carolina . . 19,076,273.63
Average reserve 24.21
It will be observed from the above
figures that Texas excels every other
stftt of this division In the aggregate
of deposits for which reserve i3 held
and that the percent of reserve neia is
15 19-100 percent more than the lowest
and 3 20-100 percent greater than the
highest of these states In this division.
The average reserve held by all the na
tional banks in the United States was
at that date 23 94-100, Texas excellng
First National $3,352,159.25
State National 1,444,513.71
Amer. National 1,147,118.61
City National 725.93S.23
Nat'l Bank of Com. 509,121.22
Average reserve -. 36.60
Texas Reserve Cities.
This same report of the controler of
the currency shows that Texas has six
reserve cities and that these cities held
deposits subject to reserve requirements
and percent of reserve hid, towit:
Name of city. Deposits.
Fort Worth 11,061,054.76
Houston , 19,853,534.12
San Antonio 10,135,559.94
Total l $70,134,109.64
Average reserve .29.151
From the above it will be observed
that only one other large city in the
state of Texas, San Antonio,, makes as
good a showing as the banks of El
Paso and that the average reserve of
the six larger cities Is 6.99 percent less
than El Paso banks.
'The banks and their patrons have
reason,' In my opinion, to feel great sat
isfaction in comparing these facts,"
said Mr. Norvell in conclusion.
HELD ON FORGERY CHARGE.
Shawnee, Okla., March 16. Henry
Blagg was arrested here today charged
with cashing a forged check for $200.
He signed the name of his former em
ployer in Chicago, it Is alleged, and will
ha taken there tomorrow for trial.
10 EL ?
George Mee and Earl Mvrphy the Youthful Aviators
'CLUB" WITH LOCKERS UNLAWFUL
TERM IN PENITENTIARY'
Shreveport, La., 3Iarch 10 District judge Murff today In the case of Joe
Stermls, manager of the West End Social clab, sentenced Stormla to the
penitentiary following conviction oh a charge -of violating the prohibition law.
This is a blow to the "locker club system," which in the judge's opinion,
K the same as a saloon.
Stormla conducted a "club" in which the "members" rented lockers, iu
which whisky and other liquors were kept at will. The members went to the
"dHh" at any time, took out their bottles and had their .'drinks, although the
cemHiHairy was prohibition.
Out on Upson avenue, in a vacant
lot, right next to No. 711, is a strange
conglomeration of muslin, spruce and
wires. But if one draws near there may
be seen a huge kite no a flying ma
chine. After school houis and Saturdays,
from dawn to dusk, for many weeks
two 16yearold boys have been working
over the spruce and muslin melee. Now
they are ready to fly, or rather coast,
for the flying machine -Is only a
Test Is .Successful.
Just before the snow came this win
ter the machine was tested without any
accident and with excelent result for a
first trial. With a hop. skip and jump,
George Mee. aged 16, sailed off the
crest of the reservoir hill. Unlike
Darius Green, of poetic fame, young
Mee did not tumble into father's, barn
yard, or anybody else''s barnyard.
Instead, he sailed for a full city block.
and then brought the big kite down
with a backward motion of the body.
Then his partner in the aviation craft.
Earl Murphy, tried a fly. He, too, sail
ed for a block or so, and came down
easily without mishap.
"We got a little scared," explains
aviator Mee. "We think we can do bet
ter next time."
Built on Curtlss Lines.
The Mee-Murphy biplane is built
along regular Curtlss lines. There are
two 20 feet planes, and a sterling ap
paratus which remains stationary, but
still wards against "tipping." The craft
Is strongly but lightly made, weighing
about 50 pounds. Both of the young
aviators weigh about 120 pounds.
But neither of the El Paso aviators
have stolen any ideas from Hamilton or
Panlhjin. Thev built their craft in two
TAFTS AUTO IN
Almost Hits a Voman and
Then Narrowly Escapes
Washington, D. C March 16. Presi
dent Taft left here this morning for Chi
cago, where tomorrow he will attejid a St.
Patrick's day banquet of t:ie Irish Fel
lowship club. - ,,..,
From Chicago the president wtyl swing
around the circle" to Rochester Albany.
New Haven and Providence and will not
return to Washington until March 23.
The president's automobile narrowly
escaped running down a woman while
i. nrociont -nrn? on the way to the
station this morning. The car , stopped
just In time to prevent an acciaenc men,
when it started again, it came close hit
ting a trolley car.
4- 4"5- 4"4'4'4'
Paso crowds with his aerial art.
"We saw another kid trying to make
one" explains aviator Mee, "and so we
thought we'd trj. Since then I have
enmo ir-tiiPR nn how to .make a
glider just about as we have done it.
Differ Over Propeller.
"I'm for the idea of rigging a bicycle
and a propeller," said aviator Murphy
at the aviation vacant lot.
"It wouldn't work. You couldn't get
enough revolutions per minute," advised
If all goes well El Pasos own avia
tors will make a flight Saturday after
noon. And it all goes well after that
they will make more on other Saturday
So far,' fathers and mothers of tne
boys have not seemed greatly worried
t Ann ns vet aviators Mee ana,
Murphy have said nothing about J''nf v
NOTED MONKEY, WORTH
$30,000, IS DEAD.
Dallas. Tex.. March 16. Con
sul Junior, an "educated" monkey,
playing a vaudeville circuit. dleJ
here this morning from pneu
monia. Three physicians attend
ed the animal, which was valued
at 550,000. The body will be sent
to England for burial by man
ager T. L. Mllner.
X 4'5'4' ,4
VISIT TO TOMBS
Former President Seeing In-
teresting Spots in Egypt
Khartoum, Africa March 16. The
Roosevelts paid a second visit to Om
durcnann today. The town Is just-fcelow
the junction of the White Nile and the
Blue Nile and contains much interest.
The Roosevelts visited the khaiifs house
near the center of town. Nearby is the
Mahdis tomb and within the enclosure
of the house Is the tomb of Robert How
ard, son of the earl of Carlisle, who
was killed at the battle of KerrerL
while acting as war correspondent.
col. tiooseveu receivea xne more
prominent 'of the residents of Omdur
mann during his visit at the khaiifs
At Omdurmann a camel corps was in
waiting, but Col. Roosevelt and Mrs.
Roosevelt had their experience with the
"ships of the desert" the day before and
no more of that for them. They traveled
today In a dog cart.
SENATOR DANIEL NO BETTER.
Daytona, FIa. March 16. Physicians
attending senator John W. Daniel, of
Virginia, who is suffering from, a stroke
of paralysis say there was no change
In the patient's condition this morning.
Herald coupons of Saturday and Monday are pood for Crawford vaudeville
again this evening:. Each coupan and 10 cents, If brought to The Her
ald office and exchanged for tickets in advance. IH good for an admission to
any seat In the "house. To all others, admission Is 10, 20 and 38 cents. Herald
coupons and 10 centB are good for 30 cents seats at either performance. Two
weeks, long before El Paso cried out Murphy Have sa'a,7lu7B7nu",nbllt X performances are given each night -at 7:45 and 0:15. The house Is pea all
for an aviator, and they made their fly f rom the top of Mount Franklin aHd -patrons can come and go hea they wish.
long before Hamilton astonished El who knows?