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fl Paso, Texas,
April 14, 1910-12 Pages
All the Xews
Herald Pr lists ft First
While It's Fresh
Would Also Increase 'ire Department and Put It onb a
PaidEasis to Seduce Insurance; Would Eaise the
Mayor's Salary and Institute System of Recall
and Referendum Wants Better Repre
sentation in Commissioners ' Court.
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MAYOR JOS. T. SWEEXEY.
The recall and referendum are recommended In the message of mayor Jos,
IT. Sweeney. Tend to the city council this morning. The mayor declares it is
his last message. He expects to
retire In c few -weeks.
Recommendation Is also made
tlia't the county be a:kea to re
arrange the commissioners' pre
cincts, to give the city mog
representation, the mayor de
claring that four-fifths of the
county values and population
are included in the city, while at
present three-fourths of the
commissioners arc froai the val-ley.
The mayor'defends the school
hoard on its expenditures and
gets rather cross with critics
of the board, but recommends
that the ci,ty take steps to place
the direction of school affairs
immediately in the hands of the
mayor, us The Herald has often j
Recommendation is made that
the city extend its inctvujorated
limits to Include several suburbs
HOw'eHJoying city privileges but not paying eity taxes, and urges that the salary
of the mayor be doubled, declaring that $COOO a year is siail enough for a man
who devotes his eHtire time to the city's affairs. He also-recommends a monthly
contingent fnad of 75 or 5100 for the use of the mayor, to prevent him having
to use his personal funds for charitable purposes made necessary by reason of
the demands on the office.
It I also recommended that the fire department be put on a full paid
basis, by the addition of 11 more men; that the fire hydrants be put closer to
gether as recommended by the fire underwriters; that another fire station and
apparatus be placed Hear the ubIoh station; that a fire marshal le appointed,
and that the fire alarm systcpB be brought np to date, thus reducing Insurance
13 cents h the key rate. ?
The statement Is made by the mayor that insurance companies collected
3253,909 Ih pcrmlums last rear; and the loss paid out vras only $02,934,49 leaving
the companies a profit of $1GO,065.60 on the El Paso business.
The mayor would have the city buy the fire chief an automobile and raise
his salary 515 a month. He also recommends raises for other men In the de
partment. More tv3Sb are urged for the scavenger department, and a S25 increase is
recommended for the sewer commissioner, 550 for the park commissioner and an
la crease for the city hall Janitor. He wou?d rewire and repaint the city hall
and ewt?Igy.aa assistant city engineer.
HjrursrctTthe changing of the charter so that the taxes can be collected later
in. the rear making taxes delinquent July 31 Instead of March 31.
The message follows:
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Gentlemen of the Council:
Upon the presentation of this, my
final message, it is appropriate that 1
should call to your attention, and,
tfce attention of the citizens of El Paso,
whose servants we have been during
the past three years, to tvhat civic prog
ress, if any, has been accomplished by
this administration under the commis
sion form of government.
The citizens of El Paso are to be con
gratulated upon the spirit of progress
and civic pride -which appears to ani
mate -the entire citizenship, this charac
teristic has been of infinite value to
this administration in assisting and en
couraging the officials to complete old
and project new improvements of a
substantial character upon, which to
build an harmonious, inteligent and
prosperous community of social and"
Reactionary Spirits. -'
We would stand unique among thjs
cities of, the world if we did riot pos
ess some reactionary spirits, who in
their futile endeavor to retard the spirit
t progress which seems to envelop us
seek with a considerable degree of suc
cess to emulate the example of Abra
ham Lincoln's steamboat; Lincoln, in
speaking of an attorney in Illinois,
stated that this attorney reminded him
of a steamboat on the Sagamon river,
which was equipped with a three foot
boiler and a six foot whistle: every time
the whistle blew the boat stood still,
and so with the attorney, every time
he commenced to talk, his mental fac
ulties ceased to operate: our reactibn-
t aries adopt every conceivable method'
to embarrass and harrass the admiuis-
traion, abuse and untruthful insinua
tions being their favorite weapons, but
the spirit of the progressives has en
veloped them and today they stand as
the last outpost to the cow trail and
the chaparrel, and the March winds
alone seem to sigh in sympathy with
them, 4 shedding quantities of sand in
lieu of tears.
All La tvs Enforced.
It has been the policy of this admin
istration to enforce a rigid compliance
"-with all laws and ordinances, placing
the same interpretation thereon for the
poor man as for the rich. This en
forcement of the law lias brought a
strong healthy condition, which appeals
to the clean, upright citizens, and Im
presses upon ail that the laws are just
and -that their enforcement are neces
uiry for the general benefit of the com
munity, and every -worthy citizen
should consider it a pleasure to obey
the laws, and assist all officials In its
enforcement, thereby creating a whole
some respect for constituted authority
Encouraged and supported in a most
loyal manner by; the press, commercial
institutions and citizens generally, ir
respective of political affiliations, you
have succeeded during your tenure of
office in establishing reforms and im
provements vitally affecting the prog
ress of the city, of which the following
is a substantial enumeration:
Placing the city on a firm financial
basis, whereby its warrants have full
Tax Values Adjusted.
Equitably adjusting taxable values
so as to distribute the burden of gov-
I ernment in a just and equal manner.
I Efficient Health "Work.
Building an efficient health depart-
El Pasoans Take Everytning
in Sight, Even to aiusica!
PRESENT CITY "
WITH A BURRO
TContinued on Page Two.)
MURDER AND SUICIDE!
Globe, Arix April 14. DomeHc troubles resulted In the double tragedy at
3liaml yesterday In which T. X. Allen slew his. wife and then committed suicide.
Allen committed snlcide by firing a rifle bullet through his head a few
miaates after he had blows his wife's brains out with a shotgun. In hli pock
va found the following note:
"To the coroner: I appoint -X. C Bandy in charge. "Wire G. T. Pledge,
3fexico, 3Io. Collect Insurance" In Paci'le- 3utuaL
T. X. Allen."
Th motive for the killing was revealed by the finding In a wallet a no
tice of suit for divorce filed by his wlie April 5, in which she alleged cruelty
and drunkenness and that on several occasions he hud threatened to kill her.
CKatlon on her husband was junt made Tuesday and the tragedy followed
The couple were married in Kansas City, In 3Iay, 1900, having come to
Globe a year ago from texas.
RAJIPAXT "WITH PISTOL.
Following close upon the murder and suicide at 5Iiami yesterday of Mr. and
3Irs Thos. Allen, comes Albert Bray, a smelter foreman at the Old Dominion, who
emptied his revolver In the air in lower Broad street, and came near killing his
Biether but was prevented from doing any harm by the prompt, action of a
spectator and a deputy sheriff. After a short struggle, Bray was disarmed and
taken to the coaaty jaiL
STABBED THREE TIMES.
Suffering with three knife wounds which were well aimed for the abdomen
Joe SHther Is la the hospital and IVm. Upton Is In jail charged with having
attacked Suther at Tpton's home shortly after midnight. Suther claims that
without provocation Upton attacked him. Upton says the young man had been
paying too much attention to his daughter.
Xew Orleans, La., April 14. "Wednes
day was El Paso night at the Tulane
theater where the "Three Twins" per
formed. Victor Morley wore a s?rape I pa.
and Mexican hat and called himself the I I .
El Paso kid. He referred to the "oia 'doe- F
tor in the play as "Doc Brady." El j I
Maida attended in a body and had four fa?
boxes. Eessie Clifford wore the El
Maida fez and for the second encore
was given a shower of El Paso hats,
sombreros and serapes.
In the Yamina Yamma dance the
chorus wore El Paso hats and Miss Clif
ford a silver serape and hat in the
final chorus. The audience gave a
storm of applause.
A burro was given the city this morn
ing through mayor Behnman, at th
city hall. John "lYj-att was master of
ceremonies, and Dr. Brady presented
the animal. It was accepted by mayor
Behrman and christened "New Orleans."
Five thousand people were present to
witness the presentation.
All Will yot Return at Once.
Edgar Kayser, Max Moye and a few
of .the other El Pasoans will go from
here to Xew York for a two weeks
A. Swartz leaves for Louisville, and
J. L. Hewitt for home.
The rest are staying for Mardi Gras
tonight and will be. home Sunday.
Rochester, X. Y., gets the next re
union. Fred A. Hines, of Los Angeles, wa
elected imperial potentate. H. Frederick
Kendrick, of Lulu temple, of Philadel
phia, was elected outer imperial guard,
the only contested office.
John F. Treat, of Fargo. X. D.. was
elected imperial deputy potentate. George
L. Street, of Richmond, Va., now joins
the ranks of the past imperial poten
tates. William S. Brown, of Pittsburg, con-
tinuesas imperial treasurer and Benj. j
W. RowalJ, of -Boston, retains the im
It is 'hot and sultry here.
Herald Is .Thanked.
- The El Pasoans wired E. Kohlberg
to send a box of cigars to The Herald.
Resolutions of thanks to The .Herald
from the Shrine for wiring the El Paso
news to the bunch dally while they were
here, have been adopted.
Chicago, III., April 14. Play Ball! On diamonds of the Xatlonal and
American leagues, the premier clubs "or organized baseball responded Thursday
to the command of umpires to commence the struggle
for the season's championships, and from now on until
October, the beloved sound of the bat as It "smashes
against the horsehlde-covered sphere will be heard la
The American association started Its season "Wed
nesday. Dozens of minor leagues will begin their play
ing seasons within the next two weeks and by Monday
the championship struggles will he fairly on.
The Texas league opens Saturday.
In both big leagues the fight for the flag this year
promises to be as spectacular as that of last season.
The champion Pittsburgs of the Xatlonal, league have
tSeJr winning team practically Intact and strengthened
if anything at first base and in the box Chicago will
probably again be without the services of catcher
Kllng, but Archer becameo fast the latter part of last
season; that the fans of the Windy City say Kllng will not be missed.
The Xew York Giants, too. promise to make a hard fight for the pennant.
In the American league, the champion Detroit are again looked upon as
the most dangerous contestants, but with Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago
all strengthened, the race promises to he a pretty one. "
Natives Appeal to President
Diaz to Discharge Ameri
cans on Railroads.
Mexicans Declare American
Superior Officers Are Mis
Declaration Made That Af
fairs Are Left to the In
competent and Dishonest.
!JU f l.lSf.i leal ISIiSua SlgEsiU
Xew York. X. Y.. April 14. With a
sweeping statement that American pol-
itics have degenerated into a matter
of spoils and that, the administration
.of public affairs, "to an amazing de-
Monterev 3IexIco, April 14. Tie wa
upon American railroad, men la tit&s re
pabllc has been resamed by native em
ployes of the railroad companies.
The natives declare they are dlaerlm
inated against and that foreigners fill
J more Important positions to the detri
ment and Injury generally f Mexican
Xative unions have appointed a. com
mittee of 80 to go to the City of Mex
ico to present their grievances to pres
ident Diaz. They think it thus possible
to dislodge th Americans and other for
eigners employed la the railroad service.
A number of Mexican newspapers are
espousing the cause of their cemntry
men and, publishing reports ef alleged
mistreatment of Mexican employe y
their alien superiors.
Woman Declares Roosevelt
Is a poor Deluded Man.
Children Not Wanted.
ONLY TEN PERCENT
CHILDREN OF LOVE
Washington, D. C, April 14. "Tea
years hence to be the father of 10 or
12 children will be as much of a dis
grace as being a confirmed drunkard at
present," declared Mrs. Lareiene Helen
Baker, of Spokane, a suffragette who
will be heard at the convention of the
Xational American Woman Suffragette
association, which opened in this city
Her studie? of children all over the
world, she said, had convinced her
"that not more than 10 percent of them
were children of love, and the other
90 percent were not wanted."
"Roosevelt, the poor, ignorant man.'
she continued, "urges large families,
but I tell you. it is quality we want
i in children. It is the mental, .not the
plrysical, that rules progressive action
today and teaches us that the greatest
crime of the ages is too many children."
MARK TWAIX BACK
greo, has been left to-ther incompetent' -Xe- York. Anrfr'i4r-smifi.i
! and dishonest," former governor Mv- 4" L. Clemens (Mark Twain) re-
ron T. Herrick. of Ohio, made a cau- I i,urneto Yor today, from
.. ; - , " t ; Bermuda. It was said Mr.
tic .criticism of the public service last Clemens was confined to his
Considerable Damage Suf-j
night in an address before the Xational
Metal Trades association at the Hotel
Mr. Herzjck defended president Taffs
administratis 4 who, he claimed, had of whose daughter last winter
reduced the estimates for $42,000,000
and would effect a still further re-
duction if he was DroDerlv sunnnrt-Afl 1
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dj congress. Members of consrress
were charged by Mr.' Herrick with the !
waste and extravagance which, he 1
claimed, permeated the flenartmpnf?
berth suffering- from heart trou-
ble, and that he was Indisposed
during the entire trip northward.
Mr. Clemens, the sudden death
told severely on him, went to
Bermuda in the hope of obtaining
GOOD RAINS IN
fpTPrl 9f 8flTI A-no-pIn ' u ls" wxth the greatest reluctance," a
lereci ax ban .angeiu . he said ..that congress apSroves any
Sherman Has Windstorm. JS1 may lnvolve a dcre
Burdensome Taxes. A
Mr. Herrick said the bonded indebt- J
edness of) th citl wa . T viewing me oeaunes 01 tne city
MANY SECTIONS !"ch more rapidly than municipal as-J tJ m afternoon
sets and that taxes for operating ex-1 T Vs Li . . ,
crop was badly damaged by a hailstorm J An 1902, he said, "the percentage gether some time. 9
in Tom Green and Irion 'counties last- . .
night. A heavy rain also. fell.
' (Continued on Page Eleven.)
ROOSEVELT RIDES IX
Venice, Italy, April 14.
Theodore, Roosevelt arrived here
by train at 3 oclock this momiag;
and after journeying- by gondola,
through a number of canals and
viewing the beauties of the citv
FINE RAIN FALLS
OVER HARDEMAN j
Quauah, Tex., April 14. This -city j
and vicinity was in receipt of a fine J
rain yesterday and reports f ronf nearby .
places indicate that the rain was general .
in this section. Conditions have never
.been better at this season and Harde- j
man county is developing rapiaiy in nut
terial growth as well as population.
Tonisrht th bisr Mardi Gras nnrade Is
the closing feature of the reunion. The AMERICAN OUT 'OF
Diiiiucio tuuiiuaift; UUU5111. d.11 cue nuetia 1
inHhe late Mardi Gras and the parade
-will be repeated exactly as it was forj
the big celebration earlier in the year, j , -j-y- -, , -rrrvi j.
Both the Picayune and the Times- J aS Held as V LllQUSterer
1 DEL RIO HAS AXOTIIER
HEAV1 FALL OF HAW
Del -Rio, Tex., April 14. Half an inch
of rain fell here last night, making
nearly six inches within three weeks,
and 6 C-4 inches since Jan. 1.
The best season 'is in the ground in
years. The precipitation was genera)
over the county.
Democrat carry stories today about the j
El Pasoans at the theater last night
and the burro -presentation this morn
ing to the mayor. The States yesterday
j afternoon had pen sketches of Bob Page."
"the tallest Shriner here," Pete Kern,
"the man from Alaska, who traveled
the greatest distance to attend." and
Simon Michael, an El Paso Shriner who
was born In Tripoli, Algiers, and cross?d
the real "hot sands."
Michael is a real Turk from Tripoli
and attracts much attention on the
streets. He wears thp fez and suit -which
j he wore across the real hot sands on a
J pilgrimage to Mecca and he has had
pictures in the papers as "the only real
Arab" present at the doings. Michael i3
a fruit dealer on South El Paso street
and Is a member of the El Maida tem
ple. El Paso n big Hit.
and at One Time Con
demned to Death.
Xew York, April 14. A letter from the
state department was given out at
Hackensack, X. J., today announcing
that George Vice, of that city, who was
condemned to death bj- a courtmartial
in Brazil for filibustering, has at last
been released from prison and will
shortly sail for this country.
V-ice was one of a party of young
Americans who went to Brazil with Se
bastian Magala. a filibuster, In Octo
ber, 1908. The entire party was arrest
ed after a fight in which two Amer
icans were killed. Vice's mother and
two brothers left Hackensack two weeks
ago to live on a ranch in Xew Mexico,
and Vice will go directly there on his
Ei Paso, the El Paso iiats and the El
Paso burros are in evidence wherever ! JJl
a bunch of Shriners get together in the
hotel lobbies or the main streets, in
the parades, the receptions and the spe
cial entertainments, the El Paso delega
tion has been in the lead of everything
that is doing. Bob Page and his six
feet eight inches of 'made in El Paso
mauhpod" and his high straw hat at
tracts more attention than the sacred
white camels which are used to convey
the big officers of the Shrine from
place to place. Wherever the El Paso
delegation goes. Page leads the herd
and is followed by Max Moye and Edgar
Kaj-ser, the "El Paso kids," who are
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
POPE IIASX'T SCRATCHED
Rome. Italy. April 14. The re
port that the pope had eliminated
the names of Americans from the
list of candidates for the cardln
alate has. upon investigation,
been found to be erroneous.
It is authoritatively denied to
day, and the idea that such a
step has been taken because The
odore Roosevelt did not visit the
pope is characterized as ridiculous.
WIXD AND RA1X DO
MUCH DAMAGE AT SHERMAX
Sherman. Tex..' April 14. A heavy
rain accompanied by high winds, pre
vailed here last night, uprootingv trees
and blowing down small houses. " A big
addition to the Sherman alfalfa mill
was blown over.
Chicago, III., April 34. "William S. PbIIIIppr, president of the American
Mexico .Mining company, was today sentenced Jo three- years Imprisonment
and fined a thousand dollars by judge LandU for using the mails to de
fraud. . Phillipps Is alleged to have sold ?(0 0,000 worth of stock In a miaing cem
pany and to have paid large nnearned dividends out of money received) from the
purchasers of stcck. " '
'MASS MEETING TO
BnF,R THREATENS TO !
DODAME AT FORT WORTH
Fort Worth. Tex.. April 14. Due to
heavy rains in northwest Texas, a rise
of four feet is sweeping down the west
fork of Trinity, according to the local
weather bureau. It will take seven feet
to put the stream out of its banks.
SIvULL CRUSHED WITH
" STOXE IX A FIGHT
Eastland, Tex., April 14. A. B. Pit
cock was perhaps fatally injured at
Ranger late yesterday by Henry Hamil;
ton. who was arrested and jailed here.
Pitcock was engaged in a dispute
with his brothers Cleve Pitcock. when
Hamilton, it is said, struck A. B.' Pit
cock on the head, with a rock, crushing
his skull. The injured man was taken
to Ft. Worth for attention.
j MORE VENIREMEN ARE
To ratify the nomination of the three candidates for the school board, nom
inated by the citizens' committee at the chamber of commerce, there will be a
macx meeting in the S4th district conrt room at S oclock thin evening. Judge
J. M. Goggin, one of those who signed the petition calling for the mass meet
ing. vill .act as presiding officer.
' As much interest has been manifested in the work of the schools and the
actions of the school board iluring the pa-st year, it is expected there will he
a large attendance.
Among the speakers will be Dr. Howard Thompnon and Dr. Rawliags the
three candidates and othcrX
STEAMER SINKS; BUT
WIRELESS MESSAGE SAVES ALE1
SUMMONED IX MURDER CASK
Kansas City. Mo., April 14. Pending
the subpenaing , of 30 new veniremen,
no morning session of the Hyde murder
trial was held. Three more tentative
jurymen are to be obtained, 44 being
empaneled at the close of the session
Eureka, Cal.. April 14 After a hard fight with the waves, the tHg RaHger
summoned by wlrelesn to tUe relief of the sinking steamer Santa CIara of the
Xorth Pacific steamship company's line, put Into Eureka at 0 oclock this morn
ing, having on. board the passengers from the wrecked vessel.
Everyone of the 95 person aboard the Santa Clara were taken ort in safety.
The Santa Clara, which was bound for San Francisco, had almost cleared
the bar yesterday when she struck heavily and sprang a bad leak.
After going four miles down the coast, efforts were made to return te
Eureka and wlrelexs calls for assistance were sent obL But the fires were soon
put out and the vessel was slowly settling when the tug Raager arrived.
After some perilous work In the heavy sea. the passeagers and crew were
taken off In small boats and the steamer was Lft to her fate.