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EI Paso, Texas,
April 29,.1910 - - - 12 Pages
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Tri-State Company Acquires the Plants in Douglas and
Bisbee and Will Connect Them With El Paso by
Copper Wire The Wire Arrives for Connect
ing Alamogordo Exchange With El Paso.
Douglas and BIsbee will be connected with El Pato by heavy copper toll
telephone lineN. The Tri-State Telephone and Telegraph company has taken
over tho telephone exchanges and plants In Douglas and BIsbee, formerly
owned by the Douglas Improvement etinipany and the Bisbee Improvement
company, respectively, and will string heavy coyper lines out ol l.l P.-ij-o at
The deal for the acquisition of the Arizona exchanges has been pending
for the past month, but was not closed until Friday, and general manager
jlorrls and auditor Bellara will leave for Douglas and Bisbee to take oer
the properties which haie been required by the Tri-State ompauy.
The formal triavfer iill be made May 1, and the active operntli.ux on
the new line will begin at .om after that date as posslb.'c.
J. S. Douglas, reprcsi'iiling the stockholder In the two companies, Is ti
become a member of the board .f directors of the new telephone company and
will represent the stocitoldcr- in Bisbee and Douglas who have become sub
stantial stockholders, in the Tri-btate company by reason of the transfer.
The copper lines whleh will connect El Fao with Arizona points will
be Strang on the poles of the Western Union company along the right of -way
of the Southern Pacific west of El Paso to Demlug, and from there to Benson
oh the poles of the Southwestern route.
Material has already axrlied for the new toll line to Alamogordo.
Treasury Agent at El Pao
Is Ordered to Metropolis
For Duty There.
MAY BE TO PEOBE
Ordered by wire to report for dircy
at New York, judge Burton Parker,
special agent of the treasury depart
ment, left for "Washington, D. C,
Friday to receive instructions from the
treasury department to be carried out
in his expected investigation of the
conditions of the custom service at
Judge Parker arrived Thursday aft
ernoon from the west, -where he has
been, making an annual check of the
Los. Angeles district of the treasury de
partment. "Jdo not have any idea as to what my
duties will be in New York," judge Par
ker .said. "I have been ordered by
wire to report to the department at
"Washington for instructions as to my
examination work in New York. It
came as a surprise to me, and I have
not the slightest idea what the pur
pose of the examination is to be."
The ordering of judge Parker to re
port to "Washington for examination
duty at New York has created consid
erable interest among the federal of
ficers in El Paso. Since the sugar
frauds winch were uncovered at that
port and the house cleaning, which re
suited from the appointment of "William
Loeb as collector of the port of New
York, the examination of the affairs of
that port has attracted general atten
tion throughout the country.
W. B. Howell, general appraiser for
the treasury department, arrived
Thursday from the west and will re
main here several days to take up any
cases which might be brought before
hiin as appraiser. Sir. Howell was for
merly assistant secretary of the treas
ury and is now one of the traveling ap
praisers belonging to the general board
of the treasury department.
L J- Ayers, of the special ageat's of
fice of the treasury department, has
returned from California, where he as
sisted judge Parker in the annual
oheckup of the treasury department of
- OIL PIPE BURSTS AND
4. CEMENT PLA.M BURNS.
- Acme, Texas, April 29. Fire
$ at 5 oclock this morning de-
stroyed the plant of the Ameri-
4t can Cement company in this
city. The loss will reach $33,000
fully Insured. The bla7e started
when an old pipe in the kettle
4 fully insured. The blaze start-
ed when an oil pipe m the ketle
room burst, the flames spread-
ing with such rapidity that
they could not be checked.
Chihimkua, Mexico, April 29. Governor Creel made the official announce
ment yesterday of kis appointment to and acceptance of the post of the min
ister of foreign relations in the cabinet of president Diaz, and that he would
leave here on 3Ionday morning for aicxico City to assume hi duties in that
The governor will be accompanied by hit, -wife and their son, Imls R.
On TkHrsday governor Creel asked of and obtained from the state legis
lature the lepral indefinite leave of absence from the state and his guberna
torial duties. Tkis means that he -will remain the constitutional governor
of the state. Jose Ma. Sancher. has been named as acting governor by the
state legislature, ivhiek also voted governor Creel a special train to take him
to 3Icxico Cirj. Tkis train will leave here at 9 a. m. on Monday, e
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Former President Sees the
Sights in The Hague in the
Queen's Gilded Carriage.
fci ' TIME IN BELGIUM
The Hague, Holland, April 29. The
odore Roosevelt was the guest of The
A lavishly guilded coach used by the
royal family upon gala occasions has
f been placed by the queen at the dis
posal of Mr. Roosevelt during his vis
The Roosevelts arrived this "morning
from Brussels. T-2y were escorted from
the frontier station at 'Rosendaal to
j Hetloo, where at the royal chateau
they were received by queen wilhel
mina. The queen and prince Henry
awaited their guests in the en
trance hall of the palace and the greet
ings were most cordial.
MOST CORDIAL RECEPTION TO
BXPRESIDEM IN BRUSSELS
Brussels, Belgium, April 29. lhe
Roosevelts left here early this morning
The press of Belgium Is enthusias
tic over Mr. Roosevele, manifesting
much pride in "what he said about the
future of this country.
Former president Roosevelt met king
Albert, of Belgium, Thursday and they
exchanged cordial greetings, later driv
ing together from the Brussels exposi
tion to L.aaken palace and spending an
hour in the gardens.
After luncheon at the American em
bassy and a reception for the Amer
can colony, Col. Roosevelt visited the
exposition, and his appearance there
was marked by a double demonstration
for himself and the king.
A dinner was given last evening by
the king, but as the court is still in
semi-imourning, the women wore black
gowns. The former president sat beside
the qaeen, while Mrs. Roosevelt occu
pied the chair next the king.
MEN THINK THEY
KNOW TOO MUCH
Mistakes Caused Because
They Don't Know What
They Think They
Lawrence, Zans., April 29. 'Three
fourths of the mistakes taat men make
are made because they don't really
know the thing they think they know,"
said James Bryce, ambassador from
Great Britain, in an address delivered
here today before the students of the
University of Kansas.
Mb:. Bryce urged the necessity of
knowing history, ancient as well as
modern, and said the habit of good,
careful and independent thinking was
the best Intellectual quality with which
a young man could start his life jour
Democrats of Indiana En
dorse Kem and Denounce
Tariff and Beveridge.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 29. Calling
the Republicans of the state cowards
In not meeting the issues squarely, de
nouncing the Payne-Aldrich bill and
ripping up the party in power in gen
eral, The Democrats of Indiana, after
opejiing in riotous discord, closed in
The convention adopted governor
Marshall's proposition that it endorse a
candidate for the United States senate
and named John W. ICern, who was the
party's candidate for vice president in
1908. The opposition made a grim
fight under the leadership of Thomas
Taggart, former chairman of the Dem
ocratic national committee, and himself
a candidate for the nomination of sena
tor. Tho other nominations follow:
Attorney general Thomas M. Honan,
at present speaker of the house.
Clerk supreme court J. F. Frances,
Superintendent public instruction
Robert J. Alley, of Bloomington.
State geologist Edward Barrett, of
State statistician Thomas Brolley,
of North "Vernon.
Judge supreme court Second dis
trict, Douglas Morris, of Rushville.
Judge supreme court Third district,
Charles E. Cox, of Indianapolis.
Following Is the platform adopted:
"Democracy fixes no limit to honest
accumulation of capital, but it denies
that wealth and cunning, leagued to
gether, may lawfully concentrate into
a few hands the fruits of the productive
energy of the world.
"We denounce the Payne-Aldrich tar
iff act as a masterpiece of Injustice, in
volving remorseless exactions from the
many to enrich the few, through the
trusts and monopolies which it fosters.
Tariff taxation, like other taxation,
should be for public purposes only, and
not for private . profit, and shouljl be
so levied asnot to discriminate against
any section, class. Industry or occupa-
j tion, and limited to the actual necessi
ties o fthe government, economically
"We condemn the cowardice of the
Republican party in Indiana in falling
to meet the Issues in a fair and manly
way; that in its endeavor to gain Dem
ocratic votes, it has on the tariff ques
tion one proposition in state platform
and different and opposing propositions
in congressional platforms; that by en
dorsement it condemns president Taft,
who approved the Payne-Aldrich tariff
law, and In the same resolutions com-
j mends senator Jeveriage wno voiea
j against the same measure, for his
course in opposing such a tariff.
"President Taft has endorsed Cannon
and Aldnch. "We submit to the people
J whether relief may be expected from
a party standing for Taft, Cannon, Al
drich and Beveridge all at the same
"We favor the enaction of a pension
law by congress providing for a pen
sion of not less than $1 a day for all
union veterans of the civil war.
Faior Income Tax.
"We most heartily favor the ratifica
tion to the proposed amendment to the
constitution of the United States, au
thorizing congress to levy an income
"We are opposed to all subsidies by
the government and we especially con
demn the present ship subsidy bill.
"We condemn the extravagance of
the administration of the affairs of the
nation by the Republican party.
"We favor the conservation of our
natural resources and demand the with
drawal from entry of our remaining
timber, coal and iron lands and water
"We favor an amendment to the con
stitution of the United States providing
for the election of United States sena
tors by direct vote of the people."
The platform heartily commends
United States senator B. F. Shively and
the Indiana Democratic representatives
and the administration of the affairs of
the state by governor Marshall.
Tomorrow being the last Saturday of
the month, The Herald carriers -will pre
sent bills for the month of April. Sub
scribers will kindly note the nboic and
be ready for the boys.
"The Associated Press is a great in
stitution. Around a newspaper office
we always felt easy in our minds if
we knew that the Aasociated Press
was on the job. My outoftown assign
ment was usually given to me In the
following words: 'Send in a good story
the Associated Press will cover the
"I respect the Associated Press be
cause It has nothing to do with the
Sunday supplement. The Associated
Press never sent in a heavy editorial
at 10 p. m., and marked it "MUST." It
never ordered pictures to go with the
stuff and it never came around the
next day to Inquire why he had not
been played up. The Associated Press
bears the same relation to the modern
American -newspaper that the solid
business man does to the American
family. It stands in the background,
provides the wherewithal, keeps out of
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Company Declines to Accept
City's Proposition to Hold
MAY CAUSE A
The water question is still unset- j
Mayor W. F. Robinson and the city
councll met in the mayor's office Fri
day morning and behind closed doors
argued for Pno hours over the water
question which is at present agitating
the public of El Paso.
The hitch was in the clause in th ;
proposed franchise wherein the city
seeks to restrain the Tater company
Continued on Page Twelve.)
By His Hand Ye
Shall Know Him"
(By Iklltfc. C. Lane.)
A STRANGE sight is the imprint i
of a man's hand in the pavement I
along Sir. Louis street. Hun- j
dreda and thousands have passed along,
yet I have never heard any mention of
this queer hand print made no doubt I
bj a "workman, while the cement was
Quickly as it was done, some traces I
of the person's nature were left. The
shape of the palm shows quite a mark- i
ed tale-it for painting and drawing; the '
faint outline of fingers sho-n3 a ten- v
dency toward "letting things go" one
quick to obey orders If he must, but '
not overly glad to do so. The finger '
uipa suun auiuf guuu oioou, tnOUgh
ire present roj-iesentative of the fani- '
ny does not particularly shine In the '
higher arts or studies. t J-
Faint as urc these lines, something '
of the man's nature and talents are
shown, proving the saying. "Bv his
hands ye shall know him," to be more !
than a imere fancy. I X
the Newspaper Game
the spot light, takes all the blame and i
gets mighty little glery.
"It is expected but not featured on I
tne iront page. When there is a
grand jubilee, father und the Asso
ciated Press are behind the potted
palms with the orchestra checking up
The Ade Fables.
"I am glad to be here for several
reasons. Now that you may have for
gotten what you paid for it, I am will
ing to meet the gentlemen who bought
my merchandise. I sold you an assort
ment of capital letters and a joblot of
Chicago vernacular, and you thought
you were getting a new brand of hu
mor. Very often I would weaken when
It came to signing the vouchers. Then
I would read some of the other svn.
dicate stuff and take courage.
"Everj- man who has not tried It
thinks that he can edit a newspaper.
IIAST FAdAJDS OF THE. IlTEIlHISSJriOTSI. WTRr.M?
OF AKEKICAN -RIi-FUB"LIC5 . WmrciTO:N; D. C.-
FORMS LARGEST ARTIFICIAL LAKE
"Washington, D. C. April 9. The Roosevelt dam, the great enslneer
Ins: work In connection with the Salt River irrigation project in Arizona, is
nearly completed and jesferday the government closed its cement plant at
Roosevelt. . ,
The government began the manufacture of cement for the dam nearly five
years ago, because of the inability to obtain cement at reasonable prices on
account of the inaccessibility of the ilm site.
Engineers of the reclamation service state that the -works have saved
the government more than 365J000.
The reservoir created by the dam Is the largest artificial body of water
in the world. lis capacity is 61,000,000,000 cubic feet, which, if spread over
Delaware would cover that state to the deoth of s foot. The dam will be
completed in June, but the project will not be formally opened until fall.
It Ytill have cost $S,G40,003, and will water 240,000 acres of land.
A movement is on foot to have Mr RooeAelt open the project on his
birthday on October 27.
CHIEF BACON" RIND
WALKS OFF PORCH.
Tulsa. Okla., April 29. Chief
Bacon Rind, a famous full blood
" Osage warrior, aged SO, was se-
riously Injured today when he
walked off the balconv of the
Star hotel and fell to the
ground, 20 f eet. helow. He was
taken to a local hospital.
Humorist From In
Publishers In New
write a comic opera and manage a
hotel. I still believe that I know a
lot about the hotel business.
"When I went to Chicago to help
Victor F. Lawson uplift a community
that did not want to be uplifted, I no
ticed every day in going to the roof
garden, a large and well lighted apart
ment in which a number of men
were seated at rolltop desks talking
about circulation. Most of them were
smoking and the more they smoked,
the more enthusiastic they became
about the circulation. I learned thai
these aristocrats of our profession were
what is known as the business end of
the paper. About the time we begin
to diagram the daily murder they
would put on their top coats and Jog-
(Continued on Page 9
POLICEMAN'S SOX DIES OF WOUXDS.
Muskogee, Okla.. April 29. Benton
Cobb, son of a Muskogee policeman, wa3
lured to a lonely place outside, the city
last night and was beaten up by two
men. He dragged himself home despite
his serious wounds but died this morn
ing; Miss Estha Hale has been arrested
In connection with 'the crime hut "his as
sailant has Tiot yet been captured.
Hate yonr nickel ready, please, for ike pay-as-yon-enter street cars kae
arrived. The El Paso management calls them prepay cars. They -went into
operation on the Arizona line today. f
To go back Into local history n few mouths, seen spick and span, yellow
and black street cars arrived for the El Paso Electric railway. They were In
nocent enough looking cars as they modestly set oh the rip track in the G. H.
yards. Nothing whs said about the P. A. Y. E. feature of these cars. The gas
pipe rail which distinguishes all cars of this particular species was carefally
secreted under the scat and the cars were given a trjout on the Arizona aad
Park lines, much to the satisfaction of tke electric railway officials. Tke cars
rocked along like a motor boat in a smooth sea. The doers were opened
automatically and the step closed up like a witness for the defence daring cress
examination. Those seen little tarnished cars toted their load of nickel
paying passengers out Arizona and to tke brewery garden section as If tkeir
place In life had at last been found and nobody could get off till the motor
man opened the rear door with a lever in front.
Then came the transformation. One 'morning In April, Friday, April 29,
to be specific, one of the mildest mannered of the gentle covy of these cars
came drifting downtown from the car barns witht he curbed gas pipe rail which
marks a pay-as-you-enter as plainly aas an oRIa label does a cask of hatter.
Then came another and another. The cars are being given a trjent.feH tha
Arizona line and .are only a forerunner of trhat is to corae on all liacs. Ha
your nickel ready.
IN E OWN
Denies That He Was Ever
Employed to Represent
Alaskan Coal Claimants.
Answering Charge Made by
Glavis, He Says: "That Isi
a Deliberate Lie."
"Washington, TX C, April 2& Secre
tary Richard A. Balllnger took the
stand soon after the Ballinger-Plnohofe
Inquiry began this morning, and Mr.
Vertrees at once launched into a direct
examination of the oablnet officer.
Before the noon process the secretary
had, used the Impolite word "iiar" in
referring to 3Ir. Glavisr the man who
hrftnirht th charees aarainst him
I Mr. Balllnger recauated the story of
his career up to the time he became
commisioner general of the land office
on the earnest solicitation of president
Roosevelt, secretary Garfield and sena
tor Piles. He referred to- the antlvlce
crusade he led while mayor of Seattle.
"They knew I would enforce the law,
and I did," he said emphatically.
Mr. Vertrees asked' Mr. Balllnger
whether he knew of any of the Cun
ningham Alaskan coal claimants at the
time he become commissioner.
He said he was not aware that he
knew any of them at that time, but had
since discovered he knew six, whom
No Alaskaa. Interests.
"Did you have any Interest in the
Alaskan lands?" asked Mr. Vertrees.
"I had no Interest in Alaskan or any
other lands whatsoever, either dlrectly
or indirectly," answered Mr. Balllngger,
Mr. Balllnger also said his firm rep
resented no one in Alaska, with im
possible exception of "Watson Allen, a
lumberman, who had some Interest in
the placer gold diggings around Nome,
and the Pioneer Mining company, or
ganized in 1904 or 1905 largely by
Scandinavians, whose interests are
Roosei elt Complimented Him.
He then told of having- come to
"Washington and of an Interview he "had
at the white house with president
Roosevelt soon after his arrival.
Raising his voice, Mr. Balllnger said:
"The president said to me as he greet
ed me: I have no apologies to make,
Balllnger. I'm glad you are here. Any
man -who could clean up Seattle as you
did, can clean up that land office.' "
Cleaned "Up Land Office.
Mr. Balllnger then described how ha
"cleaned up" the land office, relating in
detail many changes he had made and
innovations he introduced.
i xjxpiaining wny ne pur. ju.. iv. love in.
charge of the Alaskan coal cases instead
of H. T. Jones, another special agent,
Mr. Ballinger said he lacked confidence
in Jones- 'His action before this com
mittee justifies my opinion," said Mr.
Ballinger. Jones testified against Bal
linger at the Inquiry.
Calls Glavis a Liar.
Mr. Vertrees referred Balllnger to
G3aviss testimony before the commit
tee that they had talked about several
specie groups of Alaska coal claims.
"That's a wilful and deliberate lie," ex
He said they discussed the situation ia
general, but he knew nothing about
Mr. Vertrees called the witness's at
tention to the matter of the "clear list
ing" of the Cunningham entries by Ms
order as commissioner In January, 198S.
Would Do It Again.
Mr. Balllnger said he and chief of
field division Schwarti had gone over
the report on the claims made by H. ST.
Love in August, 1907. and decided that
the claims were entitled to half. I
want to say right here nad," said Mr.
Ballinger, "If I were passing over the
j same claims today with the same record
uciuic uic, x nuuiu o tuey were en
titled to be clear listed."
"Bid you represent any of the Cun-
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
ON THE CARS NOW