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Necessary to Eliminate Poli
tics to Give the. Children
"Whereas, We, citizens of El Pao
1h mass meeting assembled, feel a
deep and -abiding Interest In the
future welfare of the public schools
of our city, and
"Whereas, We place the utmost
confidence ia the Integrity, zeal and
ability of Messrs. Stevenson, Kra
kauer and McBroom, and heartily
approve of the priaciples enuncl
ated la their platform, therefore be
"Resolved, That we pledge these
gentlemen our earnest support in
the coming: election, and that wc
earnestly urge all our fellow citi
zens who, believing that our schools
should be lifted from the baneful
Influences of political Intrigue and
selfish pecuniary considerations can
endorse this platform, to do like
wise" These resolutions were adopted at a
mass metting of over 100 citizens of
prominence held in the 34th district
courtroom Thursday night, presided
over by judge J. M. Goggin.
Throughout the evening, the popular
ity of the principles represented and the
men representing them -was indicated
by the repeated applause following im
portant points made during the progress
of the various speeches.
Time and again judge Goggin, both
in his opening and short closing ad
dresses, was interrupted by the clap
ping of hands by those who felt as he
did that the public schools of the city
of EH. Paso should be taken out of the
hands of politicians and -removed as far
as possible from every political entan
glement. Julius Krakauer, one of the speakers,
agreed in one particular with mayor
Sweeney, who in his annual message
recommended that the school trustees
be made appointive officers of the
mayor of the city, though Mr. Kra
kauer took exception "to the statement
that these who had found fault with the
present administration of the schools
were men paid 100 percent better than
the school teachers and of less refine
ment and education.
It was a representative body of men
In Uie meeting; men who have the in
terests of the schools and tr-e school
children of the city at heart, men who
do not believe in political trickery and
chicanery in the conduct of public
Each man present who desired to
voice his- (sentiments was accorded an
opportunity so to do and there were not
a few speakers. That those who did
speak expressed the sentiments of the
others who prefer to listen rather than
to talk, was proved "by the fact that
each speech was greeted with applause,
genuine appreciation of the feelings ex
pressed by the men who spoke.
Henry Kelly, judge James R. Harper
and city treasurer Manny Turner came
early to the little gallery above the
audience and looked down upon the
courtroom in which every seat was
taken, but they soon retired, before the
opening address was made.
The Meeting: Opens.
Dr. .T. A. Rawlings opened the meet
ing with the statement that all present
knew its purpose that of getting the
school board out of politics. He then
asked that a permanent chairman be se
lected and judge J. M. Goggin was im
After taking his seat, judge Goggin
called for the selection of a secretary
and D. T. "White was chosen, following
which judge Goggin made the opening
address of the evening.
"Doubtless you have read the call for
this meeting and the platform of the
men who have allowed their names to
be placed in nomination for ischool trus- j
teeships at" the nest election," said the i
T believe, and I think I voice the
sentiments of everyone rn this meeting,
that our schools should be fostered by
every man and woman who has the wel
fare of the country at heart, no matter
what his creed whether he be Baptist.
Catholic; Episcopalian, Christian or Jew
he must' feel a deep interest in the
schools and the children that attend
1 Keep Politics Out.
"He must believe, whether be be He
publican, Democrat or Socialist, that
politics must not enter into the schools
or the selection of "trustees or teachers.
"The schools must be kept out off and
I may say, above politics, above pecun
iary gain. (Applause).
"I am the last man to decry party
(Continued on Page Seven.")
Private Allen Arrested As a Gambler
Only Has "a Feeling.of An
noyance" Over .the Un
Washington, D. C, April 15. Being
indicted for playing poker in Mississ
ippi did not raise a furrow on the brow
of "Private" John Allen, once a member
of congress. Mr. Allenfwho is in Wash
ington, admitted a "feeling of annoy
ance" at seeing his name in print, be
yond that he was not worried.
"Everybody plays poker; I do," ad
mitted Mr. Allen. "But the worst part
of it is that I lost in that game. I lose
every time, it seems to me. In fact, I
don't remember ever having won any
thing playing poker. I plaj' for very
small stakes, though, so it doesn't
"I shan't worry about the matter un
til I get back to Mississippi next month.
Probably I won't worry about it then.
In fact, I am sure I won't. I was In
good company during the game, any-how--
Conduct Is Denounced as,
"Deplorable' ' He's Not a
Suffragist, He Says.
Washington, D. C, April 15. The
hissing of president Taft by the dele
gates to the woman's suffrage conven
tion was the subject of general discus
sion at the convention today and was
termed "deplorable" by the officers and
leaders. The president, responding to
an invitation to give his views, told the
women last night that he was opposed
to woman suffrage and was roundly
hissed for it. The officers are much
In expiation of the hissing, the con
vention today adopted a resolution of
thanks and appreciation for the presi
dent's words of welcome. The resolu
tion described Mr. Taft as the "first
incumbent of his office to recognize
officially our determination to secure
a complete democracy."
The president had frankly told the
women that he was not altogether in
sympathy with the suffrage movement
and was explaining why he could not
subscribe fully to Its principles.
He said he thought one of the dangers
in granting suffrage to women was that
the -women as a whole were not Inter
ested in it and that the ballot, as far
as women are concerned would be con
troled by the "less desirable class."
When the words fell from the presi
dent's lips, the walls of the convention
hall echoed a chorus of feminine hisses.
It was no feeble demonstration of pro
test. The combined hisses sounded as
if a valve on a steam engine had brok
en. President Rebukes "Women.
President Taft stood unmoved during
the demonstration of hostility for the
hissing continued but a moment and
smiling as he spoke, he arrested, the
unfavorable greeting with this retort:
"No, my dear ladies, you must show
yourselves capable of suffrage by ex
ercising that degree of restraint which
is necessary in the conduct of govern
ment affairs by not hissing."
The women who had hissed were re
buked. The president's reply appar
ent' had taken hold. There were no
more hisses, while the president con
tinued his address, which he charac
terized as "My confession," on the wo
man suffrage question. At the con
clusion of his talk he was applauded
and some of the leaders of the conven
tion expressed to him their sincere re
gret over the unpleasant Incident.
President Taft assured them his feel--ings
were not injured in the least.
Reports from various states in which
campaigns are being conducted, in
cluding South Dakota, Oregon, Wash
ington and Oklahoma -were made before
the national association today.
President Taf t's address and the man
ner in which it was received were the
subject of general conversation, among
the delegates, and the hissing of the
president was termed "deplorable."
Several addresses were also made.
Harriet Taylor Upton, treasurer of
the national association, presented her
report, showing the total receipts of tho
year 1909 toJhave been $21,466.08. Tim
disbursements were 19,214.50.
During the year the association spent
about $6000 on organization and sent to
South Dakota alone, where a campaign
is now on, $2600. The treasurer's re
port In part was as follows:
"Miss Emily Howland. of Sherwood,.
N. Y., was the largest individual con
tributor during the year. The five
states having the largest membership
are, in their order, New York, Massa
chusetts, College League, Maryland and
Pennsj'lvanin. The five states con
tributing the 'largest amounts of
money in their order are New York,
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Louisiana
"The auxiliary associations showing
the greatest gain in membership are
College League, Maryland, Illinois, Ken
tucky and Connecticut.
"Virginia has organized a promising
society during the year and is there
fore admitted Into the fold.
"States showing a gain in member
ship are California, Connecticut, Dela
ware, District of, Columbia, Georgia.
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maine, Maryland, Minnesota. Missis
sippi, New York, Rhode Island, Texas,
Tennessee, "Virginia, College League."
The Oklahoma Campaign.
The report of the Oklahoma "Woman
Suffrage association presented to the
national convention by president Kate
H. BIggers showed that the women of
the new state are leading a determined
fight. A petition bearing nearly 40.000
(Continued on Page Seven.)
"I don't quite know what it is all
about," he added. "I was before the
grand jury, but have not yet been offic
ially notified of the indictment-"
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Posener Leases Building to
Be Erected on Corner of
Mesa and San Antonio.
The new Caples building will be four
stories and maybe five. What is prom
ised to be the most model millinery
store in the southwest, will occupy it on
the northwest corner of Mesa avenu and
San Antonio street- -Mox Posener,
whose tore is now located on Pioneer
Plaza, Thursday signed a lease for the
At a cost of about $50,000 the new
store building will be erected four or
five stories in the air. Every floor and
the basement will be millinery show
and store rooms. The first floor will
be fitted with a mezzanine floor, sili
lar to that of the new Rio Grande bank
quarters. The front as high as the sec-
ond story will be of marble, as will the
interior floors and walls. The struc
ture proper will be of reinforced con
crete. A novel feature of the new building
will be an "elevator that does every
thing but talk," a machine which re
quires no elevator boy. Of German
manufacture, the lift will only neec the
touch of a button to bring the passen
ger to any floor. On arrival, the ma
chine stops, takes off its hot and opens
the door. Automatic elevators have re
cently become very popular for apart
ment buildings in eastern cities, and
this will mark the first invasion of El
The Caples property on which the new
store will be erected, is about 37 by 23
feet. Trost & Trost are busied on the
plans, which are being made according
to instructions from Mr. Posener. who
has secured a 10years' lease on the pro- j
posed building. Operations will start
as soon as possible and the structure
will be ready for occupancy by the mid
dle of August.
"For a long time I have been waiting
for a site to build along lines I have
been figuring on for years." said Mr.
Posener. "Now I have what I want and
am going to put up a store which will
be unequaled in quality anywhere in the
SEEKS TO BREAK
HIS FATHER'S WILL
New Mexican Asks Damages
From Widow on Oharo-fi I
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Tfti?A ln,volvinST a $30,000 estate j
and $10,000 damages on charges of
defamation, have been filed in the dis-
trict court of Taos county. Joseph j
Samuel loung, only son by first mar
riage of Henry J. Toung, brings suit
against the second wife and the
daughters of the second marriage to
set aside the will of his father, which
disinherits him, and asks to be de
clared the sole heir, alleging that his
father left the plaintiff's mother and
married his second wife,1 Mary Mar
garet Syvier, at Trinidad, Colorado, j
and that the latter unduly influenced j
her husband against his son. j
At the same time. Dr. I. N. Wood- i
man filed a suit against the widow j
asking for ?10,000 damages, charging '
defamation contained in a letter alleged j
to have been sent by the defendant to
Mrs. John Pullman, at Morrisville, N.
J., in which the latter Is warned nqt '
to have anything to do with Dr. Wood- '
Governor Mills has appointed D. A. j
McPherson, of Albuquerque, former j
governor M. A. Otero and Carl Lotave, '
who, with himself, will form the New I
Mexico commission for the Panama ex- '
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voii-ii'i. tit uu.w 'i-o". Viaiuunna, 111
1915. He also appointed Edward C.
Wade, sr., of Las Cruces, a delegate
to the eighth annual conference of a
state and territorial heaKh officers
with the public health and marine
service a" Washington, D. C, on
WACO WAXTS TAFT Tp
OPE.V COTTON DIS PL, AY
Waco, Tex., April 13. President Taft
-will be waited upon by a committee of
citizens In a few days and invited to
open the cotton palace exposition 'there,
he to name the date. The invitation will
be inscribed on a silver plate, embed-
tied in a miniature cotton bale.-
A MAN WITH
POWER THAN A COURT::
Washington, D. C, April 15. Frank Pierre, first n.slstant secretary of
the interior, resumed fci testimony before the BnlHnjrer-Pincbot invcstiffntSnjr
committee today. The committee members arked Mr. Pierce If he vronld be.
the court of last resort In deciding wbther the CnnninKhnm claimants were
entitled to their patents.
Witness said neither the claimants nor the sroveriiment would liave an
appeal from hi decision. He ald he supposed the .secretnry of the interior
would have n lepjal right to review hl decision, but be could not recall a case
where the secretary and reversed or revised n decision of one of his assistants.
I want to ny right here," exclaimed Mr. Pierce. 'that no decision will j 4.
be announced , In thee Cunningham claims until .every one ot the "5 lawyers
In my department have made an extensive examination of the record. When
this is done I shall send the records to the department of ngrlculture and ask
for p similar careful examination at the hands of a large force of lawyer.s.
4tlt P a 5f 'n P
Philadelphia, Pa., April 15. Announcement -Inst night thnt the street car
r.trike would be officially declared off tomorrow, was received by strikers and
others with surprise and satisfaction.
It is understood the men go back on terms offered a month ago.
Texas Federation Censures fSmfmrfKtmm rf- -f ' v 4? -: ? & vtc r' t .
Hun For Opposing Suit- mZgmBBfflBgBg
rage for the Women. Mip i .
SECRET BALLOTS fR8l
IN ELECTIONS -vSBH HE?Spf
Galveston, Tex., April 15. The Texas
Federation of Labor today took a crack 1
at president Taft for being against
Miss Eva Goldsmith, of Houston, de
livered a spirited address this morning,
following which a committee was ap
pointed to draft a resolution censuring
Taft for his speech before the suffrage
convention yesterday in Washington.
Today's session of the Federation was i
I enlivened by a spirited fight over the
j adoption of a secret ballot for the elec- j
j Hon of officers
M. E. Shay, of Galveston, lead the
fight on the floor for a secret ballot
President Frick, of Galveston, op
posed the measure but all efforts were
futile. This action indicates that
! William L. Hoefger, of San Antonio,
will stand a good chance of oemg
elected president, as it eliminates a
possibility of a stampede to Frick as
It Is believed John R. Spencer will bu
reelected secretary and M. E. Shay
chairman of the legislative board
G. E. Allagier. of Ft. "Worth, is also a
candidate for the presidency.
When the resolutions come up this af
ternoon for adoption, a tilt is antici
pated over the gubernatorial problem,
although it is conceded that; the con
ventlonwlll refuse to take a stand.
The proposed anti-Prohibition reso'
lution supported by the Texas Liberty
league wa; introduced at this after
noon' session but before it waa de
bated, it was withdrawn. It cannot
now be re-introduced.
HYDE GOES TO
Jurors to Be Picked Today
From Among Venire
Kansas City, Mo., April 15.
lar session of the court was held for! v-'-luco '' llu X-3L A-" i
the Hyde murder trial today. AttorL tlC Parade Ei PaSOanS
news were ordered yesterdav after the! - T?4vHi-irn-nrr
selection of a temporary jurj- of 47 men
to decide today which 12 men they
would retain and report to the court at
5:3 tbis afternoon. It is probable that
the opening statement of the prosecution
will "be made tomorrow morning
FIX WATER RATES
TexprVana. Tex., April 15.
The sixth circuit court of ap
peals today in the case of F. M.
Ball against the city of Texar
kana, has decided that the city
has not the power to fix the
rates charged for water supply
by a private corporation. The
ruling will have a sweeping ef
fect. m Jim
Tomorrow The Herald will print
a seven column layout of pictures
from the training camp of big -Tim'
Jefferies. They will be the first
pictures printed in this part of
tihe country". The pictures will
show big Jim skipping rop?. walk
ing, and in a characteristic pose
following his exercises; also, his
cozy little cottage. The photos
are copyrighted and make a beau
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New Orleans. La., April 15. The
Shricer reunion closed in -a blaze of
color, the Mardi Gras spectacle. All al
legorical floats in the- Rex parade were
repainted for the carnival-'and the streets J
were rilled with masKers- an day. j
The El Pasoans rode burros through !
fthe streets wearing Mexican costumes
.and attracted more attention than tae
The streets were packed for the pa
rade,' arid many were unable to get along
The El Paso crowd left for home at
11:55 Friday and will arrive Sunday.
The El 'Pasoans attended the Shrine 1
ball in the French opera house. John j
Wyatt, Dan Stewart and .T. J. Mundy
will stay here over Saturday.
Bob Page has been lost but was found
this morning. The'bunch has a burro bell
on him now.
factory Is Deniolished and!
the Loss Falls Heavily
Mourmelon, France, April 15. A tor
nado struck the aviation field at camp
PeChalons today. Three workmen were
killed and three injured.
The workshops of. Henrie Farman
were destrqyed .and .nine; machines
wrecked, causing a loss of ?30,000. i
Several aerpplaue .and 'dirigible bal
loon -sheds Tvere blown down.
EXPLOSION DESTROYS -
Hamburg, Germany, April 1$. fr
A terrific explosion occurred 3
in a building in the j30ndeE 3
warehouse district this afternoon?
Three great warehouses were' "j"
destroyed by fire that followed -
the explosion. Two laborers
were killed'. ,
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4 AT HOXG KOXG DIES. 4
4. Hong Kong, China, April 15
WilKam A llublee. United 4'
4 Stateg consul general at Hong 4
4 Kong, died today of peritonitis, 4
Mr. Rublee was at one time nres- 4
4 ident of the Milwaukee Sentinel.
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MARK TWAIX IS
IX BETTER SHVPE.
Redding, Conn.. April 15.
Samuel L. Clemens, who arrived
home yesterday and who is suf
fering 'from agina pectoria. pass
ed a comfortable night. His gen
eral conditions this morning were
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BY FARM HAND
Henderson, Tex.. April 15. Laurence
Glles'-was perhaps fatally stabbed dur
ing an; altercation this morning with a
farmhtyid. Henry Pittman, five milea
east of here. The latter was employed
by Giles and the stabbing followed a
dispute over a wage settlement. Fitt
man was arrested.
Warm Reception to Eormer American President in ths
Capital of Austria Emperor Receives G-uest in Pri
vate Apartments and the Castle G-uard Does
Honor to Visitor A Busy Day.
Vienna, Austria, April 15. Theodore Roosevelt xmd Kenait arrived ia Vi
enna tit 0:-7 oclock this morcin?.
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Dnrinpr the morning the former president drove ia the conrt carriage te the
foreiffB office and made a formal call on const Voh AeareHthal, foreljpa minis
ter. - ..
At 2 oclock' this afternoon Mr. Roosevelt was 'driven to Hefbarjc palace,
ivhere he vras received ia audience by emperor Francis Joseph. As a special
mark of esteem the emperor received his sniest la his private apartments, la-
'stead of the uTinl audience chamber.
As Mr. Roosevelt entered the courtyard of the palace the guard tBraed Ht,
rendering him aiilitary honors.
From the palaceMr.Rooseve.lt went to Capuchin church, where rest the
bones of the Hapsbarss. There he placed wreaths on the tombs of the em
press Elizabeth and crown prince Rudolph.
A round of official calls followed.
The emperor returned Mr. Roosevelt's call 'this afternoon. This is a no
table compliment, as the asert monarch habitually returns visits only of relscn
inc sovereigns and ambassador's on the occasion of the presentation of their
credentials. ', '
Tonight,-officials of the foreign office will give a dinner at which Mr.
Roosevelt" will b'e the guest oft honor. " .
A crowd' of several hundred remained ia front of Hotel -Kraax threagheat
the day anilj dipla ed the keenest Interest , in. Mrl Roosevelt's comings and
At each appearance of the American hats were raised respect fHlly. ha
no other manifestation was made. , .
t Mr. Roosevelt was Indignant todny when he learaed that a report had
been printed-in Paris and cabled to. America. ,that one of the tcshIis f his re-
cent conference with Gifford Piachot was an agreement oa the part of Roose
vel,t to allow hix name, to be used an a candidate for- the presidency. Mr. Roose
velt rcltenrtted that he had not and woald not 'make any declaration In regard
to American politics while in Europ"e7r He whad- talked" with Mr. Piachot, he said,
as he would talk with any other polical frieBd. Mr. Roosevelt said he woald
hereafter decline, to receive the newspper correspondents who had given' cur
rency to thin -report. '.
KEEP ONWORKINGAND LAUGHING
FOR A LONG LIFE
Attlchoro, X. Y.. April 15. At, theanaual banquet oC the Pirrlan dab last
night, -a' feature was a Tetter to the cIhI from speaker Cannon,
'following rules as his version of the art of long life:
Honor thy father and mother.
jJTake. no thought of the 'morrow and doiCt worry.
Work, work, work," with hands, fc-t, legs and brains.
-I.earn to sing, no matter how mlsrrably.
Sing and laugh and keep on a keeping on.
MOBS ATTACK MEAT
SHOPS IN NEWARK
Xe'wark, X. J., April 15. That every butcher shop ia this city will I
closed within 24 hours, to remain closed until the wholesale dealers lower the
price of" meats was the declaration today of the president of the Butchers
association in commenting on the meat boycott movement, which has swept over
the dty this week.'
A crowd thronged Prince street, the center of the meat and groceries tradfl
today. A mob of 7000 men, women and children marched down rrince street
Inst night defying the police to 'stop them. One batcher's wagea loaded with
stock was captured and keroslne poured over the meat.
WOMAN KILLED IN A UTO
Waco, Tex., April 15. Mrs.-R. F. Dumas, of this city, was killed this
morning whea a Texas Central passenger train struck an automobile In which
she and her husband and two others were riding, three miles north of the
The auto via crossing the tracks and Mrs1. Dumas was cut to pieces.
No others were Injured.
He sent the