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Report of National Association of Underwriters Criticizes
The City's Facilities for Preventing Loss by Flames.
Fire Department Weil Handled But Some Equip
ment Out of Date Alarm System Bad. j
- . . Water System Poor.
The 1910 report of tae national board
of ,f ire underwriters on El Paso, attacks
the water supply of the city and criti
cises several phases of the El Paso
Of the 'trater service, the report says:
The "Water Company.
Records are fairly complete, but not
Icept up to date. General and detail
plans of many parts of the "works and
details of domestic and fire services are
lacking. Records are not filed in fire
Fire service and emergency operations
Unsatisfactbry; there are. no arrange
ments for receiving fire alarms; no em
ploye is detailed to attend fires and the
Watts station is not always maintained
ready for immediate use.
Supply As the supply from the infil
tration works is of poor quality, other
adequate sources should be developed,
so that this one -will not be needed. The
present development at the -mesa sta
tion Is entirely Inadequate. Not only
have the wells too limited a capacity,
hut storage at the station is insufficient
for prpcer operation and the pumps are
small and too few to give proper re
serve; they are in only fair condition
and not properly handled. The station
contains Internal hazards and is poorly
provided with fire protection; the oil
burning apparatus is not properly In
stalled, and the supply of oil is allowed
to fall too ow at times. The supply
from this station is entirely dependent
on the" integrity of a single main over
five miles In length.
Tae Watts Station.
The Watts station is without reserve
pumping capacity, the single'small pump
installed is in doubtful condition and
housed in a building containing numer
ous hszards and without protection at
The supply works, If properly devel
oped to give fire protection, should
have sufficient capacity to supply 'the
maximum monthly rate of consumption,
with "such reserve that the reservoirs in
the city could be kept full and always
available for fire protection. Such an
arranrement may not be possible with
the mesa supply alone, in which case an
additional pure water source should be
Re.eervoirs The storage reservoirs are
located at good elevation, well con
structed and in good condition, but are
not properly maintained at their full
stage, being allowed to fall so low at
times as to contain less than one day's
domestic supply- If inalntatined at their
Washington, D. C, March 28. Senator Beveridge made a final report on
the statehood bill today. It differs from the house report in several important
particulars, in Arizona more than Hew Mexico. It accepts 3 and $5 as tne
price of lands west and east of a certain line in New Mexico. Lands under
irrigation projects are placed at not less than $25 an acre. fc
Ohio was the first state whose constitution was not submitted to the ac
tion of congress. Since the admission of Kansas, no constitution has been sub
mitted to congress, onlv to a -proclamation by the president.
In Arizona the legal voters in 1908 remain on"the great register. Ten days
after the governor calls a convention, county boards may add persons of 12
months residence. The report prints the Kibbey veto franchise, the letter of
Burns to governor Sloan and the tetter's reply.
The bill gives a million acres of land to pay the county debts of each
powefTsites ma y be
leased to the states
Washington, D. C, March 28. The movement for the transfer of water
power sites irom tJe national government to the several states and territories
took shape today when senator Smoot introduced a bill for that purpose.
Contrary to general expectations, the bill will provide for the leasing of
power sites by states and would not permit of their sale under any condi
tions. It would provide for the transfer to the state whenever it is shown to the
satisfaction of the secretary of the interior that any tract of land is chiefly val
uable as a power site. It should be shown, however, that the transfer will not
interfere "with prospecting or developing of mineral resources.
The state is to have a right to fix charges by power companies for each '10
rear period; that no monopoly shall be permitted the lessees "underline ,law
The last section would provide for the forfeiture of land by states in case of
any disposition of the land contrary to the provisions of the proposed law.
EIGHT SAILORS KILLED -ON
MrkIIc, P- I- 3Inrch 2S. The report that a fatal accident had occurred
oa the cruiser Charleston was conflraied today. Eight men were killed and
several slightly injured.
During practice at sea off Olongapo a breach blook of a three inch gun
fclew out aad it flight across the deck
mowed the men ao-rrn.
The cause ol the explosion is not known.
The fcoaiex of the victims have beea buried at Cavite.
St. Iioals, Me- March 2S. William JeaBinpi Bryan will be one of .(he
speakers at the .'atioBal ConreBtioH of Farmers to be held here May 3 to 7,
according' to 'official announcement.
-A. Hew -political party may be lounched during: the convention, according
to presidcat Gompers of the American Federation of Labor.
j full stage and properly connected to a
well designed distribution system, they
would offset some of the additional sup
ply main and pumping capacity other
wise needed for good fire protection.
Duplicate storage reservoirs should be
provided so that when one is cut out
for cleaning the system will not be
without this source of supplj.
Consumption The per capita rate is
moderate. Accurate measuring devices
for determining the quantity of water
pumped are needed.
Protection for Fire.
Pressures Pressures are good to poor,
but not well maintained under heavy
draft. Sufficient for automatic sprinkler
supply In the sections of the city where
this class of protection is likely to be
installed, but insufficient during fire
draft for effective direct hydrant
streams, on account of the weakness of
the distribution system.
Protection Reasonable protection for
the principal mercantile district requires
a fire flow in excess of maximum domes
tic consumption of at least 6500 gallons
per minute, at pressures sufficient for
direct hydrant streams. The total quan
tity Includes an allowance for loss from
broken service, elevator and sprinkler
connections, 'incidental to large fires,
and the distribution system should be
capable of delivering it about any block
or group of buildings of special hazard,
and hydrants should be so located as to
deliver two-thirds the quantity upon
any large fire through hose lines, none
exceeding 600 feet in length.. The fire
flow tests showed that not onlv are the !
quantities obtainable Insufficient in '
many localities, but the resulting pres
sure in the mains is inadequate, and
even with considerably smaller dis
charges, powerful streams could not be
obtained direct from hydrants.
Main arteries Insufficient in carrying
capacity and too widely spaced, lacking
in cross connections and secondary feed
ers. The efficiency of the system for
fire protection purposes is largely de
pendent upon the Integrity of the line
from the storage reservoirs, which Is
poorly inrtalled and liable to fail and
cause serious interruption to the supply
at any time. '
Minor distributers About 70 percent
of all mains in the distribution system
are six Inches or less in diameter, laid
in unsupported lengths, poorly grid
ironed and with many dead ends
Continued on Page Eight.)
steel stanchion, and
Branches Will Distribute the
California Product to Ari
zona Mining Towns.
CANANEA TO Bfi
END OF LINE
The greatest pipe line project in the
history of the world's petroleum Indus-'i
try has just been launched, says the
Los Angeles Examiner. Within one year,
barring mishaps, an eight inch steel pipe
from 1800 to 2000 miles long, will be
distributing the oil of the San Joaquin
gushers throughout Ai-zona and as far
into Mexico as Cananea and h nii.
J fornia-Arizona Pipe Line company, the
$25,000,000 cornoration lust nrnt kG
."i.uui jtiuc jiiie comnanv rno
o -ri.t ii... .. , ' r r IV J
.4 v.Uuiouituuu oi xne strongest oil pro
ducing interests in the world, will then
have started to nav for itif
Within two years, at the outside, if
the history of pipe lines be repeated,
the profits of the undertaking will have
been sufficient to cover th total ra nr
the line, which will be $8,000,000, in ad-
uition to paying interest on the. Invest
ment and balancing the depreciation ac
count. At present 300,000 barrels of oil
from California are flncing a market In
Arizona every month. This pipe line
will increase the Arizona consumption
of California petroleum by at least"
500,000 barrels making- a total mow-
ment of nearly l.OoO.OOO barrels a
"U"U1 " ueignooring state and to
Backed by Dominant Interests.
Back of this pipe line enterprise stand
the powerful interests that dominate
the oil industry of this state that leads
the world in the production of petrole
um. Those interests will be able to
place at the command of the California-
l Arizona pipe line 45 percent of the pe
troleum output or this state if nPCP.warv
The huge Arizona metallurgical plants
tSSl'Lll"1 - -
duced cost at the same time that on nf
the greatest projects thus far conceived
In the course of the oil industry's" devel
opment in California ls amply vindicat
ing in dividends the judgment of the
men who organized it.
These inen are: Edward L,. Dohenv,
president of the American Petroleum
company, -the American Oilfields com
pany, Mexican Petroleum company, lim
ited, Huasteca Petroleum company. Mex
ican National Gas company and other
industrial corporations; C. A. Canfield,
who has from the first been closely as
soclated with Mr. Dohenv in his vnrlnns
oil enterprises, and who is vice president
of -most of his oil corporations; Xor
man Bridge, secretary and treasurer of
several of the Doheny companies; Thom
as A. O'Donnell. another of the big men
in Doheny enterprises; W. L. Stewart,
vice president of the Union Oil com
pany; J. S. Torrance, until recently di
rector of finances of the Union Oil com
pany; L,. p. St. Clair, president of the
Bakersfield Indepenfient Producers
agency, and S. "W. Morsehead. president
of the Coalinga Independent Producers
agency, and also of the Pleasant Valley
l'armington company, one of the largest
holders of oil lands in the San Joaquin
Scores of Pumping Stations.
Usually pumping stations are situatted
from 20 to 30 miles apart. At that rate
scores of pumping stations would be
reo.uired for the California-Arizona
It is very probable that startimr at
j Maricopa, the pipe line will traverse the
an joaqum valley toward the moun
tains, and then wind up the sides of the
Tehachapai, creep down the steeps of
the other side of the range and then
make'the journey across the Mojave
desert. Barstow would be one of the
points touched by this route. Then In
the course of its progress Into the heart
of Industrial Arizona the line would
reach Bengal. Parker, Phoenix and Ben
son. The line would not stnn nnt-n it
enerted northern Xew Mexico where the
gigantic Greene-Cananea Copper minine-,
atirl sTnoitino-' i4- o. . . b
... Ai.ieiuiis piant, at present using
Texas petroleum, is ready for the equal
ly s-ood hut less expensive California
picduci. Tombstone, Bisbee, Douglas
and other great points of fuel oil con
si.nptlon will all undoubtedly be in
cluded In the supply zone 'of this pipe
line and wherever necessary to reach
markets for its product the pipe line
will send out lateral branches.
Cheap Fuel For Globe.
It niig-ht t e tha; the side extension- of
n llMlU oenMlly reach Kelvin.
Globe. Clifccn and Morenci, bih of
o-ur&e a: hi cany stage just where' the
imp wi'l go jj, a matter only foi intelli
An Idea of the importance of the pipe
line contemplated In the plans of this
J?lPa? m?.y be had from a comparison
with other lines In this state. The California-Arizona
line will be twice the
Si8 fJhe Stondard Oil's line from
Bakersfield to Richmond on San Fran
cisco Bay. it will be three times the
length of the Producers' and equal to all
the combined lines of the Associated
company. Furthermore, it will be near
ly as long as all the present lines owned
and controled by the Union company nut
Costs $1 a Barrel height Xow.
The freight rate on oil to consumers
m Arizona is. according to transporta
tion authorities consulted, about 6 a
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Sandy weather! Yes? No?
It began today, the sandy season. The
first real, genuine, west Texas sand
storm came the way of El Paso and
shrouded the city in pulverized rock, and
profuse profanity. ;.c
Siome wise weather nrophets said at
the beginning of glorious spring that
there wouldn't be any real sandstorms
g El Paso's Worst Sandstorm In Years
Tells Cairo Students That In
telligence Itself Is Worse
Cairo, Egypt, March 28. Col. Theo.
Roosevelt today delivered an address be
fore the students of the University of
Egypt. As a man who spoke frequently,
he warned his auditors to have nothing
to do with a man who did not make
good his words by his acts.
CoL Roosevelt referred to clip assas
sination by a student last month of
Boutrous Pasha Ghali, premier ami min-
i i. .. r ? - r
ier OI roreigii airairs, as a calamity to
JCiffVTJt. and nis rieniinnnH,nT ? t-v.n i
ugypt, ana his denunciation of the
assassin was received with great ap
plause. The hall of the university was
crowded with Egyptians, officers", stu
dents and -women, and Col. Roosevelt
, was given an enthusiastic woIwhup.
There was much applause at the conclu
sion of the address, and it was gener
ally believed that his bold .reference to
Egyptian political affairs will have a
good effect on the country generallv. He
said in part:
"No man may reach the front rank
who is not intelligent and not trained
with intelligence. Mere intelligence
itself is worse than useless unless it Is
, strength and courage behind it.
guiaea oy an uprignt heart, with
ality, decency, clean living, courage,
manliness and self respect are more im
portant than mental -subtlety.
"An honest, courageous and far sight
ed politician is a good thing in any
country where his usefulness depends
chiefly upon his ability to express the
wishes of the population in which the
population forms only a fragment of the
leadership and where the business man,
the land owner, the engineer, the man of
different ulenJ the
teennical Knowledge men of a hundred
I age type of leadership.
"Xo people have permanently amount
ed to anything whose only public lead
ers were clerks, politicians and lawyers.
Remember always that the securing of
a substantial education whether by a
group of Individuals or a people, is at
tained only by progress as a unit. You
can no more make, a man really educated
by giving him a certain curriculum of
studies than you can make a people fit
for self government by giving them a
paper examination. The training of an
individual in order to fit him to do good
work In the world lsla matter of years
and the training- of a nation to fit Itself
so as to fulfil the duties of .self govern
ment is not a matter of a decade or two
but of generations.
"Some folish persons believe that the
granting of a paper examination, nre-
faced by some high sounding declara
tions in itself confers the power of self
government. This was never so. Nobody
can give a people self government any
more than it is possible to give an In
dividual self help. You know the old
Arab proverb, 'God helps those who help
themselves.' In the long run the only
permanent way for the individual to be
helped is to help himself. This is one
of the things your university should in
culcate. Growth of Character.,
"Man is slow In the growth of charac
ter. The final determining factor in
the problem with, a people any people
possessed of the essential qualities is
to show no haste in grasping power,
which it is only too easy to misuse.
Tho slow, steady and resolute develop
ment of these substantial qualities
love, justice, fair play, the spirit of self
reliance and moderation alone will en
able a people to govern themselves.
"In the long, tedious and absolutely
essential process I believe your univer
sity taKes an important part. Do not
forget the old Arab proverb. 'God i
vrlth the Patient if they know how to
wait. This snirit cnnrJumnc . i '
wait.' This spirit condemns everv la-nr.
less act, eviU envy and hatred, and
above all, hatred based on religion or
"All good men, all men of every uia
tion whose respect is worth Iiaving.
were Inexpressibly shocked by the as
sassination of Boutros Pacha Ghali. It
was a greater calamity to Egypt than a
wrong to the individual himself. The
type of man that turn assassin Is the
type possessing all the qualities that
alienate him from good .citizenship; the
type producing poor soldiers in time of
war and worse citizens in time of peace
Such persons stand on the pinnacle of
evil and infamy. Those apologizing for
or condoning his act by word or deed
directly or indirectly, encouraging such
an act In advance of, or defending it
afterward, occupy the same bad eminence-
"It is no consequence whether the
assassin is Moslem or Christian or -nrith
j no creed, or wnetner the crime was com
mitted in political strife or Induces!
wanare. xne ncn man's hired act
performed by a poor man, whether com
mitted with the pretense of preserving
order or of obtaining liberty, is equally
abhorrent in the eyes of all decent men
in the long-run equally damaging to
every cause the assassin professes."
Col. Theodore Roosevelt and his fam-
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wi6yT,!aid- tiat the extra 1
had promised -i .,,ji
C1 -wiiiiBi uau promised a s:niHUco
spring. But how vain are the words of
the Prophet! How cutting is the cruel
truth, the sandy answer'
Sand is everywhere. It is in the ink
well, untH the once fluid clings to the
penjlike ew Orleans coffee to a spoon.
It is mixed with the tender parts of the
typewriter this one until writing is
like running a threshing machine? or
someuiing equally boisterous. It is in .
the thinkers ears, permeating his brain f
Mate Szalka, Hungary, March 2S. Two hundred and fifty persons -were killed aad many others injured is this
village iThen a fire broke out in a hotel, where a ball was being1 held. "Xj i
The coach house connected with the hotel had been fitted up as a ballroom, and last night was crowded with
.several hundred guests. The fire started when a woman's dress was ignited and a moment later the gowns of several"
other women were in flames. - ,
A panic followed and in the mad rush to the exits, many persons "fell, trampled to death..
To make matters worse, the roof fell In before the hall could he cleared, and many were injured and those -who had
been nnable to escape because of the trush'at the doors, were buried in the rnins.
Pkiladelphia, Pa. March 28. The sympathetic strike in aid of the street car men
having been declared off yesterday, there was a general resumption of' work in the
building trades today. ,
Mil Htmif r
I PL Dilul Uf
1 a m ess msf via adr a v? I
Missing for Several Weeks,
Mutilated Remains Dis
covered Near Anthony.
TWO BOYS ARE
Ygnacio Pena has been found; he is
dead and it is believed he was murdered
and thrown into the Rio Grande above
Vinton, X. !M. The body was found Sat- j
nrday night on the banks of rhe Rio
Grande three quarters of a miie north'
west of Vinton, X. M., and about a mile
and a half south from the point where
it is believed the body was thrown into
the Rio Grande.
Tliat the bov was murdered has- been
established almost without a doubt,
from wounds found on the body. Al
though the boy wore three heavy shirts,
there were knife wounds on the body, the
clothing having been cut throunli. In
addition to this, his neck was broken,
proDawy wnen the body was thrown into
Two Inquests Held.
Saturday night 'the body was found
and a question arose as to whether it
was on Now Mexico or Texas soil, so
the las Cruces and EI Paso authorities
were communicated with. The Xew
Mexico officers held an inquest and
then turned the matter over to justice of
the peace Jos. "Ware, of the smelter, and
deputy sheriff Ed. Bryairt, who went to
the scene Sunday and, the smelter jus
tice of the peace held another inquest
and. later permitted the father of the
deceased, kpimimo Pena, to take the
body to Anthonv, X. M., for burial.
Nov. 30, 1909, Abelino Guadarama
was arrested in El Paso on a charge of
bringing stolen alfalfa into the state
from Anthony, X- AT. Pena was the star
witness for the prosecution.
Guadarama "was released on bond
and shortly -afterward his brother. David
buadara-Tna, who was also implicated,
was arrested at Las Cruces, it is declared
by local officials.
A short time thereafter Pena was
.missed from his home and, though a
diligent search was made, no trace of
him could be found, but tracks suiting
those of 'his shoes and those of one of
the Guadarama boys, were found on the
river bank; also tracks that lit ted the
feet of the horse the Pena boy rode
when he started off to a dance.
The two Guadarama boys were ar
rested and taken to Las Cruces where
they had a preliminary trial. Abelino
-was released wrthont bond and David
was held under a bond in the sum of
Sheriff Lucero, of Las Cruces. last
rnight took Abelino into custody amin
and took him from Anthony back to Las
Felix Guadarama was arrested this
morning in EI Paso by deputv sheriff Ed
Bryant, upon a telephonic request from
Anthony. He is also wanted in con
nection" with the supposed murder of
Dog Finds Body.
The body of younji Pena was found
Sunday morning by Victor Valverde and
brother, while they were out hunting on
the west side about two miles below the
Anthony ford. The men were attracted
to the "bod v, which was partiallv cov-
ered by sand, on a bar in the river, by
aaojr tnau was wirn tnem.
The father identified the body by a
(Continued on Page Eight.)
"ntiI te thinker no longer is such. It
13 llll I III.
The sand so obscured the sun tliis
afternoon that it "was as dark in the citv
an on a rainy day.
Bards of spring have closed their
poetic mouths. Romance of tender tvs
and cooing birds have flown. Ef Paso Is
being stormed, by her arch en em v. not
King Snow, notueen Rain, but Joker
the worst sandstorm, most, people sav
since the spring of 1903 P I
ocmiu wui, ljujt-s no jukc in it. it l
OVER ABOUT GLOBE
Globe, Ariz., March 2S. A
heavy rain with some snow fell
last night. It is apparently
general throughout the Gila
valley. A light snow fell in
the Pinal mountains. It is still
raining and snowing.
FATHER AND TWO
Man Is Believed to
Have Murdered Them
. "While They Were
Concordia, Kas., March 2S. The bodies
of Alexander Lindahl; a 'wealthy farm
er, Ms daughter, 1,0 years old, and a son
of 8 years, were found Sunday evening
in Republican river, near here.
They went out in a motor boat Safur-
' day evening. Both children had been
shot several times and the bov was
j ailso struck with a club.
Ofiieers are searching for an insane
j "man who was seen in the neighborhood
Lindahl had been shot in the breast
a f hl buckshot.
At noon Joan ISordmark was arrested
on suspicion of being Vhe murderer. His
mind is evidently unbalanced.
t -A? iek ag rdma?k quarreled -with
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San Diego, Gal., March 28. Hale and
hearty, Charles G- Clusker, said to be
the oldest B. P. 0. Elk in the world,
yesterday celebrated his 100th birthday
ann:versaryby arising ct 8 oclock. bath
ing, eating a hearty breakfast, walking
10 blocks in IS minuies, running one
block in record time for an elderly man.
and going to Coronado. where he met
friends, whose greeting was: "Oh, you
GIRL FOUND BURNED IN
FIREPLA CEr; A MYSTER Y
A'evr York, X. V., March 2S. Spurred by the discovery that RHth Wheeler,
the sirl victim of a sensational murder uncovered here Saturday, -was prob
ably smothered and stuffed while unconscious into the fire place ef Albert
Wolter's apartments, and there burned to death, the police today ceHtiaacd
the task of trying to develop the real motive of the crime.
CoroHer'K physician O'Hanloa declared after an autopsy today, that traces
of soot ia the nostrils and lungs convinced him that Mis AVheeler was stlU.
living vrhen her body was set on fire.
' Hours of close questioning have failed to shake youajc Welter ia a decla
ration that he never had seen the Wheeler g3rlt and knew aethiHS of "her
death. But a fresh trail was struck in the story of a yoKHg: woman, who con
fessed to knowing Wolter well. She told the police of many youascwemea who
had been associated with Wolter and this set the authorities to leekias up nu
merous girls whose addresses were found la Wolter's note heek.
(Continued oa Page Twelve.)
This will soon be the cry from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, from the "Gulf of-Ieico to
Hudson Bay. Therefore, be sure to place
your order today for the
of Saturday, April 2, containing the first in
stalment of our f
AxiBiial Baseball Review
and Forecast t V
By JOHN B. FOSTER!
The story of April 2 will contain
Study of the American League
Possibilities for the Season to
Comments About the Work of the
Veteran Pitchers of the Amer
Two Great Groups of Twirlers in
the Leading Nines of the Junior
Major Circuit. '
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P.'H. Manning Wrecks Aero
plane Built by Local Boys.
Fails to Fly.
HOPES TO FLY I
A bicycle is for the ground.
A kite is for the air.
Such logic, evident and sound,
Should make small boy3 beware.
But it doesn't.
Little Freddie Kitchens and Ben Jen-
kins, jr., carried their lointly owned. ad
constructed biplane out to the head oi
I rt - t , - , i
i O3- street yesterday and trad to fly.
) But someway a bicycle didn't revolve
I the propeller rapidly enough, the boys
le2S didn't revolve fast eaough, or some-
t thing else was wrong:
f Boys Jaifto Fly.
. ACter trFin& lfc. from saverel little hHIs
in the sandy awation ground, the mat-
ter vras given up. Then P. Hi Manning,
'who- has done some motorless aviation as
j aide line, offered to show the boys how
t lu iiXAive a. iiLT-use twp sail, aviator jaami-
Iing, who unfortunately broke his own
machine in a tumble last Sundav.
i climbed to the top of Golden hill, and
leaped into the nothing uelow wits- a
true Hamilton glide.
But something still was wrong. Max
and machine came down. Icerplunk ia &
(Continued on Page Eight.)
Changes in Players and Managers
and the Possible Results Which
Condition of the Xatfonal, Sport
Never So' Favorable as It Is at
Present. t ,
Illustrations, ahdkef ches of the
National Game to Suit the Time