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EI Paso, Texas,
April 26, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
All the Xems
Herald Prints It First
While It's Fresh.
U L r ii y en
The Allegation Is Made That
Many of the Players Are
Not Even Naturalized.
KICK! AT CITY
Organized labor is on the trail of the
El Paso municipal band. It came out at
a meeting or the Central Labor union
Monday night, and strangely, the mu
sicians' union is said to have absolutely
nothing- to do with it.
According to union officials, 11 of the
Kindlg aggregation of Mexican mu
sicians not only are unnaturalized, but
are not even residents of El Paso. They
maintain the city administration should
employ residents of the city.
The question Is said to have been
raised by members of various unions
who also have been investigating the
amount of local labor employed on cer
tain skyscrapers now In process of con
struction. The musicians' union, it is
said, is not suffering, nearly all" regis
tered Landmen being employed. The
complaint comes as a general outcry
against employing foreigners. Repre
sentatives of the Blacksmiths" union, it
is said, allege that foreign" labor from
abroad is employed in the city black
smith shop. A committee will appeal to
the mayor regarding the blacksmiths'
grievance, but proposed action as to the
band question has not been announced.
KJ iL c?a .1 r rw -fwrni Viv frt .n. 4-r 'we'
union, a movement was set rolling to
organize a local painters' and decorat
ors' union, not contained in the central
To fill vacancies in the Central Labor
union, officers were elected kas follows:
"W. J. Barrows, first vice president, Bar
bers' union; E. J. Maxwell, recorder,
Musicians' -union; T. P. Toohey, to aud
iting board, Horseshoers' union.
'BURSTS TO EARTH
Sweetwater, Tex., April 26. The Ori
ental hotel was destroyed by fire this
morning at 11:30. All efforts of the fire
department to save the building were In
vain as the wind was blowing, but ad
jacent buildings -were saved. The'build
ing -was owned by Mrs. Crawford, of
BRITISH SHIP AXD
ST MEN' LOST.
St. Johns. X. F.. April 26.
The probable loss of the British
sealing steamer Aurora, with
a crew of 187 men, is reported
today by the sealing steamer
Beothic. The Aurora has been
missing since April first.
-- POPE TO CREATE
CARDINALS JUNE 12. '
& Rome, Italy, April 26. It was -
$ unexpectedly reported today that &
$ a conslstery probably will be '&
4fe held the middle of June when -
12 cardinals will be created. j-
COUNTY- GIVES AID
El Paso's indigent infants are to be cared for during the hot summer
months and the mortality among young children of the poor, which, in the
past has reached an enormous figure, will he materially decreased.
The funds raised, the $300 guaranteed by the city and an additional 5300
appropriated by the county commissioners in session Tuesday morning, assures
Free milk of the proper kind is to be distributed and mothers are to be
instructed by volunteer nurses. The effort on the part of EI Paso women in
terested in the rising generation will meet with fruitful returns la the decreases
in infant mortality, which Is bound to result from the care and attention which
will now he exercised.
TVhen the proposition for the county to nnake an appropriation was taken
up by the commissioners at their Tuesday morning session, judge Eylar stat
ed that the city had agreed to appropriate $300.
Commissioner FreadeHthal said: "There has been such a great mortality
among poor children during the summer months that an effort has been
started to check It; In 'my opinion, I think this one of the best suggestions
ever made." , m .
"So do T," said commisioner Smith.
'I am also In favor of it," Bald commissioner Perez. '
Then commissioner Freudenthal made a motion that the county appro
priate $300 for the purpose to be
en's Charity association.
NIPPED BY COURTS
Havana, Cuba, April 2G. Indictment, TvCre returned today against Gen.
Evaristo. Estonoz, a negro leader and 22 other negro prisoners, charging
them with the crime of inciting rebellion and instigating anti-white violence.
The evidence pubmitted indicated that extensive preparations had been
xnsue for a general uprising against the government on May 2-
ITS IS T
"Company Cannot Earn One Dollar for Its Stockholders
Under Existing Eates, Nor Can It Furnish the Resi
dents of the city With an Adequate Supply of
Mesa Water" "No Good Can Result
From Driving Company to Wall, ' ' He
Says Minimum rate Charge Is , N
Ruled Against by Master.
Jos. D. Sayers, master In chancery In the receivership case of the Interna
tional Water company in federal court, recommends "that the ram of J?IH53,12S
should he held as the present value of the property for rate making purposes,"
although the company only asked the city to pay $927,000 for the plant when
the question of municipal ownership was up a few months ago.
The master goes on to say: "If it should ba provided that the further sum
of $442,73G shall he expended to enable the company to comply with the re
quirements of the city ordinances and to furnish to the city and He residents
an adequate supply of mesa water, the master further recommended that the
alue for rate making: purposes he fixed at $1,407,504."
RATES TOO LOW.
Holding that the matter of rates constitutes a part of the contract with
the city for a franchise and that they cannot legally be raised without the
consent of both parties, the master, however, declares that the company cannot
pay returns on- its investment nor make Improvements under the present
rates charged, which, he says, are about the lowest in the state.
He says that the rates should he fixed so that the company can realize
annually at least $225,000 on its Investment and declares that "If the city does
not desire to acquire the property of the company at a reasonable vnlue, then
it should put the company in a position to furnish the pnblic with an adequate
supply of mesa water and to meet its engagements. "Xo good," he further
says, "can result to the public from driving: the company to the wall."
AGAINST MINIMUM RATE.
In reference to the complaint of the intervenors (owners of tenement
houses who complained .at the minimum charges being assessed for each ten
ant, when the water bills were paid "by the owners of the liouses.-) the master
says he thinks the word "consumer" In the franchise "applies to those whose
names are-borne upon the hooks of the company and lo whom the company
looks for payment." Therefore he recommends the anaulment of the "mini- .
mnm charge order and granting the contentions of the Intervenors that they 1
only he forced to pay according tometer registration, regardless of the num
ber of families residing in a house. The master thinks the judge can grant
the relief prayed for by the tenement house owners.
3IAXEY TO ACT OX REPORT. .
The report of the master was made public 3Ionday night. Judge T.- S.
3Iaxey has not yet acted upon it. He announced in federal court Tuesday
morning that the matter would be taken up Wednesday. Judge Sayers Is
here to he present at the hearing before the court and to explain any feature
of the -report that the judge may wish to have elucidated. Printed copies of
the report reached the attorneys Monday evening and were then given to the
Tho report discusses the valuation of the plant and cites the law in vari
ous, cases bearing upon the case, the closing paragraphs containing the rec
ommendations of the master.
In this, he says:
Company Cannot Earn Dividends. - -
Concluding, the master trusts that he
may be permitted to say, without ob
jection, that within the time allowed
him to consider and submit this re-
nort he has given nls best thought and i
' . A. . tt ..-
atl.eni.10U lo Hie iuujetL uuiiucsuua-
ably, the company, or any other com
pany purchasing the property at a fair
and reasonable value, cannot earn as
it has not earned one dollar for its
stockholders under existing rates; nor
can it furnish the residents of El Paso
with an adequate supply of mesa wa-
expended under the direction of the "Worn-
ter, and comply with Its engagements
to the city. The rates, as has been
shown, are lower than at any othe"r city
of like population in the state. Its
stock cannot be sold; its credit Is- ex-
It is the
master's earnest hope that
the parties at interest will without
delay reach such a settlement as will
be beneficial to all. This controversy
should not continue. Tt is dangerous to
both city and company.
If the city does not desire to acquire
the property of the company at Its reas
onable value, then It should put the
company In a position to furnish the
public with an adequate supply of mesa
! water, and tn mprt Its ptip- vomanto
o good can result to the public from
driving the company to the wall. No
suggestion is made, or Intended to bo
made, as to the policy of a municipal
or private plant.
Must Have "Water.
If the city is to continue its growth
as m the past decade, It must have,
and must continue to have, anabund
ant supply of good water.
No community ever attained per
manent nrosriftrltv that wic la1rtnr
nroner water far.JlitJps.
El Paso holds a strategic position
vfor commerce and manufactures. Situ
ated practically midway between San
Antonio and Los Angeles, it has on
every side a vast and profitable terri
tory. It is located In a valley that,
with irrigation, , cannot be surpassed
by the Nile. Its climate is attractive
its people Intelligent, active and en
terprising; and its future full of prom
ise. A sound and farseelng policy dic
tates that the city should In all of its
equipments, keep apace with the ef
forts and aspirations of its citizens.
The Master's Report.
The rest of the report in MiTl follows
Conclusions and ItcoinininJ.i
Complainant In his petition does
allege that the nronertiPR ne i,
company have been ana are being wast
ed; or that its management has been
or is, extravagant, inattentive to its du '
ttes, and incompetent for its wnv.
that the. revenues of tne companv ha I
been, or are being, misapplied; or that
the company is dissolved or insolvent
or in Imminent danger of insolvency'
Nor does it seek to enforce the penalMe
stipulated In the ordinances, or to for
felt the franchise granted the company
It only a?ks that the company be re-
qnired to file a list and description of
the properties used or Wtpnrto v
j used in discharging Its obligations under
5s contract uith the city: for tha
polntment of a receiver with power to
operate the plant and complv with the
requirements of the company's con-
(Continued on Page Five.)
GREAT PALACE OF
Home of the Bureau of American Republics Is Opened.
Mexican Ambassador Speaks for the People of the ,
Latin Republics Andrew Carnegie Speaks.
President Taf t Is Present.
Washington, D. C, April 25. "Uni
versal peace," declared Andrew Car
negie, "is desired by all rulers and
statesmen of the earth." But its fail
ure, the magnate said he was persuaded,
lies in the fact "that these rulers and
statesemen know each, other well."
By way of opening his address at
the dedicatory exercises in tne new
building of the International Bureau of
American Republics, donated by him,
Mr. Carnegie described himself as one
of the remaining members of the first
International conference" of the Ameri
can republics, and then went on to' draw
a homely illustration.
"Two men differ," said he. "If stran
gers, the probable result is strife. Two
friends differ, the probable result is
peaceful settlement by themselves, or.
failing in that, by arbitration of friends,
and the two friends become dearer to
one another than before. That is be
cause neither has assumed to sit as
judge in his own case, which violated
the first principles of natural justice.
The greatest crime which, either man
or nation can commit is to insist upon
doing that which would consign the
judge upon the bench to Infamy.
The' Crime of War.
"The crime of war is inherent it j
gives victory not to the nation whioh
isrglft, but to that which is strong,"
he declared with feeling.
"The most momentous declaration
ever made on this subject by the chief
of a nation was that of our president
recently In New York, wheo he pro-1
claimed that all international disputes
should be settled by arbitration with
no exceptions; a court of 'honor should
decide whether any dispute involved
that phantom of Nations called 'honor,'
and the Independence of existing terrJ
torial limits of nations would be L
course sacred and Tecognbed as beyond
"He has given us the tru,e solution
of peace against war and placed our
republic In the van; and he Is to rante
I Learns Military Secrets of
the French; an Unheard of
Paris, France, April 26. Mr. Roose
velt, "this afternoon at the American
embassy, received a deputation from th0
French parliamentary group for inter
national arbitration headed by former
premier Leon Bourgeois and baron
D'Estournelles de Constant.
The baron, -who shared last year's
Nobel prize with M. Bernaert, of Bel
gium said the group desired again to
show its gratitude for Mr. Roose
velt's decisive Intervention In favor of
conciliation, justice and International
peace. ' 1
Mr. Roosevelt spent the morning at
the military arostatic park at Muedon,
where the army and navy are making
extensive experiments with, dirigible
balloons and aeroplanes.
Entrance to 4he park is rigorously
.forbidden to the public and yes
terdays visit is regarded as x singular
mark of confidence "which the French
government reposes in the friendship
of the former president.
This afternoon president Fallieres
presented Mr. Roosevelt with a magnifi
cent tapestry design which is a copy
of Gerome's famous painting, "Love
Mounted on Hippogrlff." The tapestry
was made at the celebrated government
factory at Beauvais and involved several
years' work. It is considered one of
the handsomest pieces turned out by the
factory in a generation.
MURDER CASE IS
GIVEN TO JURY
Man Is Tried for Killing Op
ponent for the Leg
islature. Gran-bury, Tex., April 26. The case
of E. C. Gaines, charged with the mur
der of J. TV. Reese, his political oppo
nent in the race for the state legisla
ture, went to the jury at 9 oclock this
morning, when district judge Oxford
finished reading the charge.
This Is the second trial, Gaines hav
ing been convicted at the first trial
and sentenced to four years. The higher
court reversed 8-nl remanded the case."
QTJIXTET OF FIGHTERS.
Juan Parra, Jose Gomez, P. Juarez,
Jose Yanez and Ruperto Miller, engaged
In a neighborhood row on Seventh street
Monday .night and tvIH have to answer in
police court (to a charge of fighting.
in history with the greatest benefac
tors of his race.
To Draw Republics Together.
"One of the chief missions of this
palace should be, as their natural home;
to draw together the diplomatic and
j representative men of, all our republics
enable them to know each other
and learn of the sterling virtues of
their colleagues: and especially of their
earnest desire for the prosperity of all
their neighbors and their anxious hope
that peace shall ever reign between
The beautiful new home of the Inter
national Bureau of American Republics,
was today formally dedicated In tne
presence of a most distinguished com-
pany. Just two years ago president
Roosevelt laid the corner stone of this
building, which has been described by
Andrew Carnegie, as a "Temple off
Peace, Commerce and Friendship," and
which secretary Root has called a "Cap
itol In the Capital of the United States
of all the American natiojis.
emonies on that occasion
..V -rrc-f- I .
impressive and elaborate and those of
today were fuly In keeping with them.
The lnternatihal and local apprecia
tion of the significance of the dedica
tion of this diplomatic palace was abun
dantly proved by the presence at the
exercises as participants In the pro
gram of the president of the United
States, the secretary of state, the Mex
ican ambassador, cardinal Gibbons, sen-
ator Elihu Root, Andrew Carnegie,
bishop Harding, director John Barrett,
members of the diplomatic corps, of the
stipreme court and the cabinet as well as
senators and representatives of the na
tional congress, high army and naval
officers, and a long list of distinguished
men and women
Important International Event.
The celebration to which the presi
dent referred, as the .most important" Iri-
(Conlinued on Page Six.)
Nurse Testifies That 'Sick
ness Abated When Doctor
USED DIRTY WATER
ON HIS PATIENTS
Kansas City, Mo., April 2G. When
Miss Elizabeth Gorcon, the nurse, re
sumed her testimony today in the Hyde
murder trial, she was asked why she
did not speak to Dr. Hyde when she
saw him using dirty water in making a
hypodermic ror Chrisman Swope.
"There is an iron bound rule that we
shall never criticize an attending
physician," said Miss Gordon. "I merely
looked at Dr. Hyde."
Miss Gordon said Dr. Twyman had or
dered no more ofthe medicine then In
the house to be given the patients. All
medicine then in the house was de
stroyed December 18 and new remedies
"Did Dr. Hyde leave the house De-'
cember 18?" asked Mr. Rex.
"How did the patients progress after
"They got well."
Overwhelmingly the Victor
Before the Indiana
Indianapolis, Ind., April 26 The over
whelming victory won by Thomas Tag
gart and his friends -last night in the
primaries in this county for the selec
tion of delegates to the Democratic statb
convention tomorrow night, added
strength today to the movement pro
posed by Taggart for a state wide pri
mary to choose a candidate to the
United States senate.
Many candidates, for places on the
state "ticket expressed themselves
against the plans of Gov. Marshall to
have a convention endorse a candidate
for the senate, fearing it would cause
such a fight in the convention that the
success of the ticket will be endangered
in the November election.
BURGLARS SET FIRE
TO A TEXAS STORE
Fort Worth, Texas, April 26. It be
came known today that burglars set
fire to Parker's drug store here Sunday
causing a loss of $15,000. The police
believe that a gang of boys broke Into
the place and started the blaze. Clues
are being followed.
III r iiii HI 1 .
AU1 1 LIiILIl I
Tularosa and New Orleans
Are Interested in tbe New
MAN IS THERE I
Camp City, X. 31.. April 2G. People
who have staked out oil claims here.
now nave more faith than ever in the
field. A representative of the Standard
Oil company has arrived and. after look-
ln over tne situation, has decided to
stay here. This leads the neonle to be
lieve that, the oil Indications are more .
than good or he would not he waiting. I
Two concerns bare announced their
intention of drilling: for oil at once. A J
syndicate composed of Tularosa people, '
who as individuals have filed on over 1
thousand acres north of the station,
ui.u. uuuu u ami nsr anu nut it
to worK Immediately. This announce
ment was made today. The cost of sink
ing the well will be borne jointly by
the Tulnrosans who have filed on
A Shrevenort svadicate k m?n(i
control of gome of the claims filed upon,
by agreeing to develop them on a profit
sharing plan with the owners, and the
representative of the concern announces
that a drilling apparatus will be on the
way here inside of 10 days. It will be
set up west of town and a test well
A .Los Angeles concern has a repre
sentative on the field and if he likes
the condition. and can get an optiou
on enough claims to make It profitable
ior his company, another derrick will be
set up and drilling started on a fourth
Monday afternoon the effort to get
the sand out of the well by the method
that has been in use was abandoned and
Tuesday morning the drillers put a noz
zle on the pipe that is being- used to
force the water down into the well. This
gives them a pressure of over 200
pounds and they are making rapid pro
gress. While they were making the
change, however, the well filled up
considerably and they are now down
only about 30O feet, but are making
such splendid progress that If the ma
chinery does not break down, the drill
ers expect to reach the drill in quick
WILLIS THINKS THERE
IS OIL IX THE FIELD
D. D. Willis, claim agent for the
Southwestern route, who was one of
the men who went to the scene of the
reported oil strike at Camp City Fri
day, is confident that there is oil in
the Alamogordo field and that a new
well sunk near the white sands would
find a deposit of oil as great as that
found in the Beaumont or .Tennrngs
"These white sands are an indication
v-Ti-w rrAtcjnoA r$ ci1 nl " K . TTSlir
says, "and my experience In the Beau-
mont field taught me that there must be
sulphur deposits present before oii
found. In one well In the Beaumont
field, the drill went through 500 feet of
sulphur before striking a gusher.
"The white sands are located in a nat- I
ural basin between the two mountain '
ranges, making a natural place for the !
aepusii. ot on unaer rnese sanas. If a i j.
well was sunk near the upper end of j 4.
these white sands and the well -is puttt
down to a sufficient depth; I am confi- 4?
dent that oil will be found in large 1 4-
Casus Grandes, Mexico, April 2.". wany of the Indians and not
Mexicans out In the mountains are reported in a state of terror as ;
of the falling of a meteor one day last week. ft
Following the reports that had drifted in to them from the enlightened com
munities about the Haliey comet and the damage It was likely to do to the
..-....., w.r jii.r- n.-..n.e mu im
"". eiiiiuoea in me air, ourst
wuuirj vmu nufiiiii noise iiKe escaping steam, that could be
It is said that some of the fragments, started
mountains, but this has not been verified.
Anyhow, the mere falling of the ball of fireand the noise of the explosion,
has caused terror arid many of ths natives are said to have left their
ave Yon Been
Help Count Everybody.
If the federal enumerator has been in vonr block
and von were not enumerated or if you know of ?nv
persons away on a visit that might be overlooked fill
out this coupon and mail to John B. Ealpatnck,
Special Agent of Census, P. Orbox 821, El Paso, Tex.
Name .. A
I Street and No. . . " f
Practically Entire Crop of
Alabama Is Killed by the
Late April Erosts.
HEAVY LOSS IN
Sofcth Confronted With Sit
uation of Having No Seed
to Replant the Fields.
Xew Orleans, La April 26. .Reports
today from Louisiana and Mississippi
indicate that earlier estimates of the
damage to cotton am a reaalt of 'Sunday
night's cold were not exaggerated. With
the cotton acreage damaged sot less
than 50 percent, including- a total loss
in some quarters, planters today turned
their attention to replanting only t
be ponfroHted with the grave problem of
lack of seed.
ALABAMA CROP KITLED.
Montgomery, Ala April 26. A heavy
frost in this part of Alabama last sight
, killed what remained of the young cot
GEORGIA CROP SAVED.
Atlanta, GaV, April 28. Clondy
weather last night saved Georgia from
a k,,Iln5 frost, which aadoubtedly wtmld
have completed the destruction of frs
and vegetables. The weather continues
MASTS: SITES SUFFER.
Kansas City, Mo., April 26. Although
the temperatures Ia the south and
southwest were somewhat higher tday.
TcIIUhk frosts were general over many
portions of Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma
hh1 Nebraska. Light frosts are reported
from Texas and the. gvli states.
Xew Orleans, April 26. The first
trades here were Iractioaally lower, but
the prices were soon above the finals
last night. Weather conditions are
unfavorable to growingr crop and
prices easily held.
THE EXGLISH MARKET.
Liverpool, Ebjt, April 26. The de
mand for spot cotton on the opening to
day was fair and a liberal advance wsa
maintained. Spots were Kt EngllsH
points higher at S.01 as basis for Am
erican middling: or 16.02 la American
Sales of actual cotton, were estimated
at 10,000 bales and receipts are 19,000
XEW YORK MARKET L.OWER.
Xew York, April 26. The market
opened today fractionally lower and
while Ih tone was steady, there was a
tendency to sag fractionally. The posi
tion Is strong:, owing to the greatly
damaged condition of the present grow
ling crop. Advances that have been go
ing; on in the contract market have net
been fully reflected in the spot division.
COIN'S IX MEXICO.
! San Antonio, Tex., April 26.
IiOcal secret service agents have
$ in their possession a number of
counterfeit United States $5 gold
fr -pieces, believed to have been
made in Mexico. This spurious
money "has become so plentiful in
certain parts of Mexico, that ho
telkeepors are refusing gold in
payment of bills.
terror ivnen a huge meteor fell from
into four pieces and scattered
prairie fire back in the