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A I! the News
El Paso, Texas,
April 8, 1910-12 Pages
V.Txile It's Frcb.
Dm nonpnin t
Says to Get a Lower Rate, El Paso Must Make Improve
ments in Waterworks System or Make Changes in
Fire Department Wants 45 Paid Men in Fire
Department, and More Equipment.
The business men of the city -will
take up the new insurance rates at a
meeting scheduled for 4 oclock Ihis aft
ernoon, and formulate a protest against
them. It is the intention to call atten
tion to several discrepancies -which in
surance men and insurers say have
hofin made by the actuary in gathering
data from which to fix the El, Paso :
The actuary, however, stands firm in
his ruling and writes mayor Sweeney
that the only -way in which El Paso can
UIU.L lilt? Ul" Vjr ... .....-- --
get a reduction Is to make certain Im-
nMmDitt: in ho water system ana
fire department. He shows just how
much of -a reduction can be ecured for
each improvement which he suggests.
April 5. 1910.
Hon. J. U. Sweeney, mayor,
El Pnso, Texas. ,
A recent inspection of the fire pro
tection of your city by my engineer.
Hai Moseley, discloses the fact that
there exist a number of defects in the
equipment, the correction of which will
greatlj" reduce your key rate, thereby
reducing tho insurance rate of each in
surable risk in your city and I am tak
ing the liberty of directing your atten
tion to the defects and fo the charges
that can be eliminated in your key rate
by making the improvements:
Present key rate 5
Instalatlon of additional pump ,
at city station of not less
than 2.500,000 gallons daily
capacity 5 -Oo
Replacing present iron clad
"Mesa" station with brick
and that portion ..of "City"
station which is iron clad,
with brick -10
Replacing present 40 percent
of mains in mercantile sec
tion which are less than S
inches with S Inches, or
TEXAS FABES WELL
' IN HARBOE FUNDS
Several Slices From Pork
"Washington, D. C April S. The riv
ers and barbors bill was completed to
day and contains the following item:
On behalf of Texas the appropria
tion for improving Galveston harbor is
increased from 5250,000 to $350,000; for
the channel from' Galveston to Texas
city, is increased from $50,000 to $100.
000. One project inserted in' the bill is for
a canal from Beaumont to Orange and
carries an appropriation of $200,000.
It will be reported to the senate Mon
day. The rivers and harbors appropriation
bill, as it will be reported from thg sen
ate will carry $52,566,000 in'actuaT ap
propriations of cash and amounts in
volved in continuing contracts.
This Is an increase of $10,000,000 over
the amount carried bj- the bill as passed
by the house.
An increase of $350,000 is shown in the
appropriation for Texas.
DLHART PUBLISHER SELLS
PAPER; COMES TO HERALD.
Dalhart. Tex., April S. H. H.
Fris, publisher of the Dalhart
Evening News, has sold his pa
per to Thomas Daniel, of Enid,
Okla. Today Mr. Fris and fam
ily will mov to El Paso, where
Mr. Fris has accepted a position
with The Herald in the outside
WRECK OX T. & P.
Baird, Tex., April S. The eastbound
Texas and Pacific train which left El
Paso yesterday afternoon, was held up J
JILTS RAILWAY CHIEF
TO MARRY A MINER
Tucson, Ariz.. April 8. The romance
of Ralph S. Stubbs, nephew of J. C.
Stubbs, vice president of the Southern
Pacific, general freight and passenger
agent of the Randolph lines in Arizona,
was rudely shattered when a tele
gram was Teceived by his Intended
bride's grandmother in this city, say
ing: "Madge Martin married Gladstone
McElhiney Saturday without my knowl- j
edge. Mrs. Margin.
Stubbs was to have gone to New
Tork with Jiis father, who is president
of the Nevada University, and his
mother, and to have been married to
Miss Martin on the 28th of April. Their
engagement was announced the first
week in March.
Madge Martin was engaged to Mc
Elhiney, whose father owns large
mines at Guanajuato, Mexico, two years
ago. "WTien the young man went to
work on his father's property and Miss
Martin came west and met Mr. Stubbs
at Tucson, she became engaged to
Stubbs and returned the other young
BURROS FOR SHRINERS
REACH CRESCENT CITY
New OrleHBx,"La., April S. The camel, proverbially associated with the
Shriner' order, has met with a rival. A carload of Mexican burros reached
New 'Orleans last, night from El Paso to be used by the Shrlner of that city
during the coming national convention of the order, beginning Sunday.
Making all mains In mercan
tile section standard cast
iron as per specifications of
"New England water works
association" T 05
Providing additional hydrants
so that none In mercantile
section will be over 300 feet
apart or over 600 feet apart
in residence section . .03
Employing additional full paid
men to make required num
ber of 45 03
Installing additional hose
wagon - .02
Installing-additional hook and
ladder truck 02
By bringing fire alarm sys
tem up to standard re
quirements - .02
By employing fire marshal
and adopting standard fire
marshal ordinance 03
POSSIBLE KEY RATE $ .11
Copy of tho standard fire marshal
ordinance may be secured upon request,
from the state fire rating board, Austin,
If I can be of further service to you
and your citizens in giving you inform
ation as to how to further reduce your
key rate, kindly command me.
-Yours very truly.
C. B. Roulet.
Fire Insurance Actuary.
P. S. If desirable, the water supply
at "Mesa station" may be increased to
5,000,000 gallons per day and by in
stalling additional pumping unit of not
less than 5,000,000 gallons daily capacity
and building station of brick to replace
the present iron clad, thereby reduce
the charges of 5 cents and 10 cents
under "Pumps" and "Station" respec-
I lively. By the method the "City" sta-
1 tion can be considered as auxiliary.
CHARGED IN DALLAS
Bicycle Dealer Accused of
Burning House and Caus
ing a Death.
Waco, Tex., April 8. John T. Tyler,
jr.. a bicycle dealer, was arrested here
today 'charged with arson in connection
with tlie destruction by fire, Tuesday
night, of an Austin street rooming
house in which Xallas Dunham was
Tyler conducted a store on the lower
floor. Under the Texas law he can ba
Indicted for only one offense, arson or
negligent homicide, so the first charge
was preferred. f
His family is prominent.
FARMEVGTOX LIGHT PLANT
SOLD TO COLORADO MA'S.
Farmington, X. M.,- April 8. Tim
Loftus, of Durango, representing east
ern capitalists, purchased the Farm
ington Light and Power Co., considera
tion not given. The company owns a
valuable Animas river water appro
priation, and at present develops 225
New machinery will be ordered ana
the ditch is being enlarged.
Loftus will go ahead with the plans
of the old company, ana will give j
Farminertnn an all dav current. I
The purchaser is a big contractor of
southwestern Colorado. He and asso
ciates are on other Important deals in
San Juan county.
SWITCH3IAN DRINKS ACID
AND ENDS HIS LIFE
Galveston, Tex., April 8. "William E
Dunne, aged 34, a switchman, commit
ted suicide here this morning by drin'c
ing acid, in a room at his boarding
His brother. .7ese Dunne, is superin
tendent of the railway department of
the "Wharf company. A wife and three
children survive him In Schulenburg.
She left for New
for the wedding
The Martin and McElhiney homes are
close together on Riverside drive, New
York. Mis Martin lives at No. 14S. She
told McElhiney's parents of the im
pending ceremony and McElhiney, sr.,
wired his son the news. In four days
Gladstone was in New Tork, and- re
newed his suit so successfully that he
persuaded the girl to go with him Sat
urdav and be married.
Her grandmother, Mrs. "W. H. Barnes,
of this citv. today declarea that the af
fair was "the foolish impulse of a girl
Whose years exceea Tier experience" j
and expressed her sympathy for the
voung railroad man who had been
Stubbs's assistant, E. A. Macon, to
day 'left for Los Angeles wth a large
number of telegrams and letters from
New Tork to inform, his chief of the
marriage of his betrothed to another.
The young man is with the Lovett
party in Los Angeles and is said not
to have any knowledge of the affair.
Publisher Praises Diaz and
His Country and Depre
cates Magazine Boasts.
EL PASO BILLS
"William Randolph Hearst, of New
York, who publishes nine daily news
papers in theIarger cities of the United
States, and who incidental!' devotes his
attention to three magazines-, may es
tablish, an American daily with a
Spanish edition, in Mexico City.
This was his statement this morning
upon his arrival in El Paso over the
National Railways of Mexico from the
capital of the republic, where he and a
panty of guests have visited the last
"I'm a great admirer of Mexico," Mr.
Hearst also stated when he was inter
viewed this morning in his private
Pullman car, XCemble. "and greatly de
plore the numerous attacks made upon
therrepublic by American magazines.
President Diaz js an earnest and con
scientious "man and is doing all he can
to better conditions in his country. He
is one of the greatest men of his time
and should be encouraged. I believe
that the establishment in Mexico City
of an American daily that will help to
present conditions and facts as they
exist will cement the friendship of the
republic and the United States."
Has Interests In 3IexIco.
"So you're seriously considering es
tablishing a paper "there," he was
"I think so," was the reply.
"I've always' got into more trou
ble," Mr. Hearst continued, "by publish
ing the truth, than 'the other side, but
I believe that conditions would be re
versed in Mexico City. The republio
has resources, the development of which
hai not yat been commenced, and splen
did opportunities are offered. I have a
number of interests down there but all
are well cared for and I expect to con
tinue to control them."
Dispute "With Pearson.
In reference to the pending litigation
between Mr. Hearst and the Pierson in
terests, over sawmill and timber prop
erties in Chihuahua, Mr. Hearst stated
that he was not informed further than
that It is a dispute over a boundary
"The property was first secured by
my father and we have been in posses
sion for the past 25 years, and I sup
pose we will continue," he said. The
value of the property involved in the
dispute, Mr.Hearst stated he did not
The purported establishment of a
bank in Nogales by Mr. Hearst is an
other proposition, the features of
which he knows nothing, he also stated
"My business" he continued, "is pub
lishing newspapers and I devote but
little attention to other thing? except
politics," and he smiled a broad smile.
"I haven't been down to Mexico for two
years, and am not as well informed
relative to business conditions as I
might be. Others attend to that for
me. I usually go down every year."
Hearst and Journalism.
Mr. Hearst's first journalistic connec
tions were with the Lampoon, the Har
vard university publication, which he
edited back In the eighties. Upon the
nomination of Cleveland for the presi
dency, the Lampoon appeared as a
"yellow" and two brass band. hired
(Continued on Page Two.)
Cruel Blow Of
Melina Favela Struggles Nobly To Support Family
"Under the bludgeonings of chance,
"My head Is bloody, but unbowed."
That the bludgeoning hammer of mis
fortune strikes with the persistency of
the swaying pendulum mauling the in
nocent, the helpless, the poor is true
in the case of Melina Favela and her
four small children. Like manyv the
woman and her brood are on the charity
of neighbors. But her story is different,
showing the power of misfortune, the
cruelty of fate.
It has been five years since the wo
man's husband departed, leaving her
with four children and an infant. Like
the .simple Mexican she went to work,
washing aand Ironing -rhe clothing of
Americans for a livelihood. The oldest
son, a lad of 16 years, 'also worked,
assisting in the support of the family.
j Is Said to nave Held Recep-
tion to Free Masons
tria Is Incensed.
FOR THE TRAVELER
Genoa, Italy, April 8. Col. Roosevelt
and Mrs. Roosevelt arrived in this city
from Spezia at 5 this afternoon, 24 hours
ahead of their schedule.
Rapallo, Italy, April S. Col. and Mrs.
Theodore Roosevelt, who are driving
from Spezia to Genoa, stopped here over
night and left this morning for Porto
fino. Descriptions of the distinguished
American have preceded him in every
little village along the route and as he
is easily recognized, he becomes the ob
ject of -frequent and cordial demonstra
tions. This morning ithe Roosevelts
abandoned their carriage for an auto
mobile. Did Roosevelt "Make a Breakf
Paris, France, April S. Col. Roose
velt's reception of the Free Masons
during his stay in Rome has called
forth criticism from a section of the
Royalist and Catholic press. The Eclair
accuses Mr. Roosevelt of wreaking the
vengeance of a disappointed tourist and
punishing "an ungrateful papacy by
bowing down before the ideal of
The paper follows -with a long and
violently corded attack with a special
dispatch from Vienna in which the
claim is made that the government
there has adopted extraordinary pre
cautions to prevent Mr. Roosevelt from
"making breaks" similar to those he
made at Rome.
a A A A a A A A a A A & a a a
The census begins April 15 and
must be completed in two weeks
in cities and in 30 days in all
The enumerators will wear a
badge inscribed "United States
The law requires every adult
person, to furnish the prescribed
information, but also provides
that it shall be treated confiden
tially, so that no injury can
come to any person from an
swering the questions.
The president has issued a
proclamation, calling o all citi
zens to cooperate wi. the cen
sus and assuring them that It
has nothing to do -with taxation,
army or jury service, compulsory
school attendance, regulation of
immigration, or enforcement of
any law, and that no one can be
injured by answering the in
quiries. It Is of the utmost importance
that the census of population
and agriculture in this state be
complete and correct.
Therefore every person should
promptly, accurately, and com
pletely answer the census ques
tions asked by the enumerators.
. . .$ j. - o t? "
' "WILL XOT RETIRE
Washington. D. C, April 8. "I have
no Intention of retiring from the presi
dent's cabinet," declared secretary
Wayne' MacVeagh today. "I do not know
the source of the rumors which are be
ing circulated through the press, but
they are entirely without foundation."
ing carbolic acid, in a room at his board
Flat official denials were also made
to the rumor that secretary Knox is
to resign. President Taft said he knew
nothing of the contemplated resigna
tions, and secretary JKnox strongly de
nied the truth of the report.
TRAIXMEX TO STRIKE
UNLESS "WAGES INCREASED.
Cleveland. O., April 8. Trainmen and
conductors on the Lake Shore & Mich
igan Southern, Lake Erie & "Western,
and the Nickle Plate railways, have
voted almost unanimously to strike un
less their oringinal proposition for a
wage increase is accepted.
DIES FROM INJURIES
RECEIVED OS RAILROAD.
Fort "Worth, Tex., April S. W. B.
Kaye. of this citv. who was struck by
a Texas & Pacific freight train at
Strawn Tuesdaj-, died from injuries at
a hospital here today.
He was on the track and failed to
hear the approaching train.
TICKET AGENT ARRESTED.
Tulsa, Okla., April S. .T. L. Wham,
ticket agent for the M. K. & T. railway
here, was arrested today, charged with
embezzling several hundred dollars of
the company's funds. The arrest fol
lowed an investigation by the road's
But about a year ago the boy died of
overwork and underfeeding, no doubt,
stull the woman worked on barely
enough to make both ends meet in tho
management of her affcirs. Her next in
age, a boy of 12 years, was too young
for work, and the youngest, then 4
years of age. a care. The vanished hus
band did not return.
The next stroke of the hammer of
misfortune occurred Tuesday night.
Then a fire spread over the tenement, at
110 Fifth street, where resided tho Fa
vela family. With others the womnn
and her four children escaped into the
Today Melina Favela with het four
small children Is on the charity, of the
poverty ridden neighborhood. Sbe has
been assisted but little as muA as
possible, no doubt. A roof and aVew
tortillas had been all forthcoming. Sfrs
' Fort "Worth, Texas, April 8. A uatiqnal convention to promote the commission
form of municipal government is proposed by T. L. Conroy and J. R. Richardson, of
San Antonio, who are here today conferring with the Fort Worth, city officials.
They say the plan is meeting with favor and in the hope of Texas securing the
convention the San Antonians have been visiting various Texas cities.
They said they will recommend a commission form of government for San An
Alleged Postoffice Robbers
Now Held In New York
Richmond, Va., April 8. ".Eddie" Fay and "Little Dick" Harris, two of the
men charged with rifling the safe or the postoffice at Richmond, Va.. of about
$75,000 in stamps and money, were arraigned in federal court today and re
manded to appear tomorrow to plead to the indictments against them. The
trial is set for Monday.
Harris is said to have robbed Hlxson's jewelry store of $10,000 worth of
goods about 14 years ago.
ENDS HIS OWN LIFE
Globe. Arlau, April 8. Despondent becauRe he was rejected by the woman
whom he loved. Louis Gay, agred 21, committed suicide last aJRht. He shot
himself ihronch the head. IIe had bean In low spirits the past few days and
then made a remarlc thnt he would "setthe
rumored that Gays was mnrwsred", as two shots were heard from the vicinity
of the suicide, but an examination showed self destruction. The side of the
head where the bullet entered was badly powder burned.
An inquest will be held this evening:.
Second Fire in One Week in
a Local Eooming
Fire destroyed the furnishings of two
rooms In the Leland rooming house at
613 San Antonio street, conducted by
Mrs. Leona Casey, shortly after 1
oclick this morning.
Roy L. Hetler, one of the roomers,
was docketed at the police station on
a charge of conspiracy to commit arson,
and M. Kirby and Helen KIrbv. two
women roomers, are held for further
examination, the arreats having been
made after the fire, by members of the
The furniture of the building was in
sured In the name of Mrs. Leona Casey
In the sum of $1000 and an additional
$500 on the piano, though this latter
policy expired yesterday and a new one
had not been delivered. Sunday night
one of the rooms in the same f lat was
Mrs. Casey and some of her roomers
left the place, it is said, shortly before
7 oclock Thursday evening. No one was
found at the place this morning when
detectives called to investigate the fire.
The officers say they found cloths
which smelt of gasoline.
The building is owned by Mrs. Edith
M. Casey and is insured in the sum of
Roy L. Hetler wag transferred to the
county jail this morning.
DRANK BAYRU2W AND
DIES: LEAVES FAMILY
Graham, Tex., April S. "Walter Roach
aged 30, was found dead at Megargel
yesterday and it Is believed death was
caused from drinking a large quantity
of bayrum. He is survived by a wife
and two children.
T. G. Turner
has no relatives to summon; her few
friends are poor.
Seeks Aid to "Work.
With the burning of her home went
all furniture, clothjng, washing appa
ratus, everything. Now the woman must
find work. But she can not work in the,.
old way without suppnes ot gasoline
and soap, scrub boards, and tubs. She
has applied for aid to the little Mexican
mission at 819 South El Paso street. But
Santos Elizondo, the good woman in
charge, has nothing to offer. She-can
only trv to find.
This woman, Melina Favela, does not
seek charity. She only desires a chance
to work; to bend over the tub in slavery
for her children; to do her share in
cleansing the world as she has done
since first It came the bludgeoning of!
the hammer of misfortune, the unde
served allowance of -fate-
men who cut him out. It was first '
HANGS IN OKLAHOMA
Guilty of Ending the Life of
"Watonga. Okla., April S. Alf. Hunt
er, a negro desperado and triple mun
ucici, uuionous tnrougnout this part
of the southwest, was hanged here to
day. Hunter murdered sheriff George Gar
rison, of Oklahoma county. In June,
190S, near Hitchcock. A few days be
fore. Hunter had killed a negress in
Oklahoma City because he feared she
would betray him to the authorities In
Arkansas, where he was wanted on a
ROBBERS IN WISCONSIN
LaCrosie, "Wis.. April S. An attempt wan made early this moralajc to held
upthe Pioneer Limited on the Chicago, Milwaukee A St. Panl railwnr between
Tomah and Oakdale, AVIa. The robbery was frustrated by cendacter Sama
way. As the conductor stepped from the buffet car onto the platform of the
sleeper, two marked men thrust revolver-; Into his face. Shamway strnclc
one of the men down with his lantern and as the pas-teaers LejcaH to crow
to the door of the bufret car, the highwaymen leaped from the train.
A number of shots were fired at them, but apparently without effect, as
when the train was stopped and a search made, no trace of them was fouad.
The men, It nppearcd, boarded the train at Camp Douglas. They cut the air
hose a few miles further up, and tho train had slowed coaslderably when the
bandits jumped off, after their unsuccessful attempt at robbery.
From Mauston, "Wis., comes n report that the robbers took a scold watch
and diamond ring worth S-I.'O from the conductor, and that they went threujeh
the day conches, holding up the passens?ers, obtaining considerable cash. Tho
report Is not confirmed.
Echo From Skyscraper Herald.
From the Newton (Kas-) Republican.
Ira. S. E. Xorton, who has recently returned to her home m El
Paso, Texas, after paying a visit to iher sister, Mrs. !. B. Dick,of
this city, has kindly sent us a copy of a special edition of the El
Paso Herald, which "is worthy of note.
Tn addition to the nswspa.per itself, which is resplendent in red
heads, is a 64 page magazine, named the "5y Scraper" edition
which impresses upon one the enormity of the buildings of that city,
and tells -of its many and varied enterprises.
The co;er is of good enameled book paper, and presents a picture
which would incline you to think you were looking down State street
in Chicago, if your eye were not greeted with the words EI Paso.
It is a work of art. and an excelent advertisement of that pros
perous city, and we are indebted to Mrs. Xorton for her thought of
an old acquaintance. ,,
esv mm m mma tna
Beveridge Says It Will Be
the Best Statehood Meas
ure Ever Adopted.
TO THE TERRITORIES
"Washington, D. C, April S. Senator
Beveridge has returned from Indiana
and brought the statehood report back
with him. He is now reading the final
proofs. He says he wants to make the
best statehood report ever made. He
win send it to the printer today and it
will be printed tomorrow.
Delegate Andrews introduced bilis to
pension John Kinchlow, late of com
panies B and H, Third and 12th Mis
souri cavalry, $30 a month; Frank A.
Pfeiffer late, of United States navy.
-$30; David Kelly, late of companies D
and H. Sixth and 15th and ISth Penn
sylvania infantry, $24.
Delegate Cameron has recommended
that a mail route be established be
tween Ryan and Fredonla in Coconino
BIG INCREASE IN
COPPER ON HAND
New Tork. N". "ST., April 8. An
increase of 16,637,000 pounds of
copper stock on hand April. 1,
compared 'to March 1, Is shown
by the monthly report of the
Copper Products association to
day. STILL IN POLITICS.
Austin, Texas, April 8. J. A. Arnold,
of Ft. "Worth, president of the Texas
Commercial Secretaries' association, is
here today, and said the association, will
maintain a legislative bureau at tho
next session of the legislature, no mat
ter who is elected governor.
Austin, Texas, April 8. E. B. Boyd,
of New Tork; G. "W. Fisher of Chicago;
underwriters, are here today conferring
with the state-fire rating board regard
ing the re-insurance of railroad prop
erty, as the law covering various point?
is confusing, they say.
Brenham. Tex., April S. Capt. Sebas
tian Burr, a veteran, died, late last night.
He was born in Basil, Switzerland, and
Is well known.