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El Paso, Texas,
May 6, 1910 - - r 16 Pages
All the News
Herald Prints It First
WbUe It's Freak.
BRITAIN'S KING MA Y BE DYING
Great. Britain Erightened at
x Serious Illness of Its
uuu ii null
'Jflj&tter of Raise in Rates
Will Also Be Submitted to
Voters at That Time.
TO COME LATER
If Municipal Ownership Is
Choice, Taxpayers Will
Then Vote on Bonds.
Thursday May 12, the citizens of El
Paso -will decide -what Is to be done to
relieve the present situation which con
fronts them in regard to, the -water. Ev
ery voter -will be allowed to cast a bal
lot on one of two propositions.
tTlie first proposition is to decide
whether or no the presenr water com
pany shall be permitted to raise its
rates as recommended by exgovernor
" The second proposition is for anuici- ; e IfSSMS. ft!
pal ownership and in the event that a the price. asked for the
this carried, then a second election of iand T to h,isrh.
ad valorem taxpayers will be held j the land is acquired it will un
flhnnt Jn. 27 or 28 to decide uoon the . doubtedly mean tne further enlarge-
issuance of bonds in the sum of $400,
000 to purchase the plant of the Inter
national Y.rater company.
After mayor Kobinson had made his
report to the city council at Friday
morning's session, a resolution calling
for the elections was passed.
Xext "Wednesday an ordinance calling
for the bond election will be presented
to the city council for its first reading.
The following day it will be placed on
its second reading, probably adopted ,
and the date for the bond election set j
for June 27 or 28, as it requires at least
30 days" notice after 'the passage of i
such an ordinance before an election for
this puropse can be held.5'''
The idea of the city council in call
ing the waterworks election as soon as
possible is to dispose of this matter and
have it, settled at once. If municipal
ownership is defeated then the only
thing left to the city Is to raise the
rates of the present-water company, j
The report of mayor .Robinson and tne
resolution adopted follow: -. j
Tke Resolution. i
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Be it resolved by the city council of
i t e -cm -d-. rni,. v, V wh i
lilC UIC.y Ul XUl uu. o.iia.. mtiv ue
i mitted to the qualified voters of the
&aid ciry the following propositions:
First Do you ravor a raise in the
water rates o the city by the Interna
tional Waxer company, as Tecommended
hv trnrpmoT- Savers, said rates to be ,
provided for by the city council in an !
amendment to cue j-iiuiumse iuu tuu- iii-. uioii0iu v,.. ... ...... v. ..
tract existing between the city and ald f approval.
company, with such reasonable limita- j
tions upon the amount of earnings and The,JL9th infantry, lately stationed at
income to the said company as may be j Fort Bliss, now In the orient, has a new
mutually agreed upon between the city colonel. Col. "W. T. "Wood has been as
council and the representaties of said j signed to the regimental command.
Second Do you favor the purchase of j capt. Celwvn E. Hampton, 21st in
the International Water fcompany's en- . fantrv, and Capt. Edgar A. Macklln,
tire jplaut, properties and equipment for 25th infantry, have been ordered re
the sum of $450,000 in 5 percent bonds tired CapL Hampton Is a soninlaw of
of the city of El Paso and the assump- j jud Thomas PaSchal, of San Antonio,
tinJ b- Kl7 f ? TU,?1,S i rmer congressman from that district
bonded indebtedness of Interaction- Macklln was formerly stationed
sum of $477,000?
And it is herewith further resolved
that an election be called ( for the pur
pose of issuing the necessary bonds
to enable the city council to carry out
the will of the voters in the event they
favor municipal ownership. -j
The mayor is hereby directed to pre- )
pare and issue his proclamation for the !
purpose of carrying out the directions J
of this resolution. j
Pasled and approved this, the 6th day
of May, A. D. 1910.
Attest: C. W- Fassett, City Clerk. j
W. F. Robinson, Mayor.
Upon a motion by alderman Clayton, j
this resolution was unanimously adopt- i
ed, and Thursday. May 12, set as the j
date for the election
Tke Mayor's Letteu
El Paso, Tex., May
Gentlemen of the Council:
After careful reflection, I thought Itj
judicious to present to you this morn-
ing my idea in Teference to the water
The history of the past three years
"has clearly shown us that there are but
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BANKERS WILL BE
HERE ON MONO A Y
IleadaHarters ivill be opened In the
lay morning for Tthe Texas Bankers' association, the convention of which opens
here Tnesday. A number of the east lexas bankers are expecteil Jlonday
inornias on the regHlar Sunset and Texas Pacific trains, and the remainder
on the two hankers' specials over these two roads.
The hankers will register at headquarters, where the official program and
other Information will he supplied by the local reception and entertainment
committee Monday evening the Elks will entertain the bankers at their club
on Myrtle avenue. The business sessions of the. convention will open Tuesday
jHornlng at the chamber of commerce at 10 o'clock. r
The "White Way Southern society, the only organization of Its kind In this
or any other -world, -will have Its annual meeting here during the sessions
of the Texas hankers. The society has a set of rules, regulations and bylaws
which are more rigid than the regulation on overdrafts, ono being to tho ef
fect that each member must take home the program of the church , services
he attended whila at the convention. The White "Way Southern society has a
button, a membership certificate and a complete roster of officers. It will hold
a business session and banquet, hero during bankers' week, in addition to
lending the fun for the money changers.
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Board Is Now Considering
Addition to Present Range
Means Bigger Post.
ARMY NEWS OF
The Fort Bliss target range will prob
ably be -enlarged. A board of officers
Is now In session at Fort Bliss con
sidering the matter and, while the of
ficers on the board are noncommittal,
It is understood that the matter in
volves the acquirement of additional
land west of the government range all
the way to Mt. Franklin. This land is
owned by R. B. Stevens and In times
past, cattle ranging on It are said to
have been endangered by the target
practice. If the government can ac
quire this land, the range will then
run back to the mountain and there
would be no danger to anyone from
the bullets. It would make one of the
finest ranges In the countrjr. military
ment of Fort Bliss, as the target range
will be ideal and It has been openly
stated by high officials of the war de
partment that the enlargement of the
post would undoubtedly follow the en
largement of the target range. The
officers now considering the matter are:
Capts. Thomas F. Schley and-William
H. "Waldron, and 1st Lieut. Fred H.
Turner, 23d infantry.
Upon recommendation of the chief
surgeon of the department, privates
Frank e. Brokaw and 'William H.
omIth. hosDltal corns, have been sent
by the commanding officer of Fort Bliss
to Fort Clark for duty at the latter
Major ClaTence E. Dentler, 23d in
fantry, has been assigned to temporary
duty-at headquarters, department of
Tc ; charge of the .general scheme
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tlie organized milltiain the department
Says the Army and Navy Journal:
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"c a.ve uccu iumlcu lu atatc uiat
Col. A. C. Sharpe, 23d infantrj', informed
the war department that the effort to
have the 23d infantry sent to an eastern
station, as indicated in correspondence
published In our Issue of January 13,
1910, was made without his knowledge
during his absence in China, and In J
Capt. Thos. G. Hanson, of the 19th
Infantry, recently stationed art Fort
Bliss, has been promoted to major of
the Sth Infantry.
Capt. Hugh A. Drum and Capt. Thos.
I. Brewer, of the 23d Infantry, have
been ordered to Fort Ieavenworth to
enter the officers school. Copt. Drum
is stationed &t Fort Bliss,
P0.TOFFICE BILL IS - -
PASSED BY SENATE.
.Washington, D. C, May 6. Carrying
an aggregate appropriation of $241,-
000,000, the postoffice appropriation bill
passed the senate today.
FIRED AT BY ASSASSIN".
Mount Pleasant, Tex., May . 6.
While Zeke Galloway was making a
ted on the floor at his home last nighn j
a shot was fired at close range through
the door. The powder burned his face
and he narrowlv escaned death. Hte
home is 10. miles east of here. The shot j
was imbedded in the floor.
chamber of commerce building Mou-
Attorney Objects to Prose
cution's Questions; Warm
Exchange of Words.
"Washington, D. C, May 6. The cross
examination of secretary'" Ballinger be
fore the Ballinger-PInchot committee
this mornlrig was enlivened by a num
ber of sharp clashes between the sec
retary and attorney Brandete.
Finally representative Denby broke in
impatiently and "objected to Mr. Bran
deis further wasting the committee's
time with irrelevant question."
Mr. Brandels retorted that Mr. "Ver
treeg had taken up four days with his
cross examination of Mr. Glavjs and
spent all the time he wanted "on one
"What I want is fair play," said Mr.
Brandeis. "This witness has with ex
traordinary swiftness made any number
of statements, not only led by Mr. Yer-
trees, but draggegd in by Mr. Vertrees."
Vertree's was on his feet Instantly,
and said that statement "was known
to be deliberately false. I have stood
here a long time," he continued, "and
seen witness after witness offended by
Insolence in this cross examination. -The
time has come when the committee
should protect gentlemen from such in
FOR HYDE NOW
Testimony in Kansas City
Murder Trial Favorable
Kansas, City. Mo., May 6 A irew point
was scored by the defence in the Hyde
murder trial today when Dr. "Walter M,
Cross, city chemist, declared that by
mingling formaldehyde and ammonia,
hydrocyanic acid, the active part of cy
anide, would be formed.
Ammonia, said the witness, was pres
ent In large quantities in all bodies.
"Could these changes take place in a
human body?" asked Mr. Brewster.
"I am convinced that they could,"
said Dr. Cross.
By a hj'pothetical question the defence
was able to get before the jury the al
leged unsanitary conditions at the
Swope home, which the defence claims
caused the tS'phoid epidemic. Dr. Cross
said undoubtedly these conditions caused
AVDLL ENGAGE IN DEBATE?
Plans Made for Joint aieetins at Austin
of Johnson, Polndexter, Colqnltt
and Davidson to Set
Austin, Texas, May 6. Announcement
was -made here today that plans are
being formed for a joint debate between
the lour gubernatorial candidates
Johnson Polndexter, Colquitt and Dav
idson here in June. The announcement
created a stir In political circles here,
and. if the debate materializes, thou
sands will come from all parts of the
state Several challenges have been
heretofore hurled by the various can
didates, but have not been acccptd.
COMPANY PLANS START OF
SEWER WORK IN JUAREZ.
Representative of the contracting
company awarded the work of draining
Ciudad Juarez, have arrived in the
neighboring Mexican city and estab
lished temporary offices and store
rooms. "Work will be commenced next
week under the direction of jefe po
litico Portlllo. .
ARMY OFFICER RETURNS.
Col. Emiliano 'Corella, Jn charge of
Mexican troops stationed at the Juarez
garrison, has returned from a pro-
ponged visit to the City of Mexico His
return relinquishes command from ma
jor Castro, one of his staff.
Palos, Ala., May C. The little mining village of Pnlos is In mourning today.
More than half its male population Is helloed to have perished In yestcrdny's explosion of mine No. C of the
Palos Coal and Coke company. '
About 200 men, of whom 45 were
By S oclock this morning 1J bodies had been recovereiMfc t rescuers
2300 foot level, where the largest body of men -was worklng'at'tHfc' teof the
Numerous cave-ins were caused
have found refuge from the deadly
The explosion 'is supposed to have
Among theMiodles recovered Is
In president of the Amalgamated Association of Tin and StcibaAiM"lB I'pnnsvlvnnln. is supposed to be dead in
the mfeic. '
London, England, May 6. An atmos
phere of great depression surrounds
Buckingham paflace today.
The suddenness of the transition from
yesterday morning, whern the king was
receiving politicians, to the present.
When it is believed he Is .critically ill.
"has shocked the country.
Business and poHticsare at a stand
still. The prince of "Wales arrived at
the palace at 10" oclock and entered al
A bulletin " IssuedSthis morning said:
"The king passed" a comparatively quiet
night, but the symptoms have not im
proved and his majesty's condition
gives rise to great anxiety." -
"Very bad," said the archbishop of
Canterbury, as he emerged from the
palace gate and was questioned regard
ing his majesty's condition.
The king's age and corpulence and the
well known weakness of his heart,
which is attributed chiefly to constant
smoking of strong cigars, all have
served to weaken his powers of resist
ance. From political and other points of
view the death or long illness of the
sovereigji will be particularly disas
trous, as the greatest constitutional
v-risls In generations Jiangs over Great
King Edward's first serious attack of
Droncniai trouoie was experienced a
.year ago. Since that time his majesty
has suffered several recurrences of the
malady. Each attack has proved worse
than the preceding one.
"I am very sorry to say," said one of
the king's entourage this morning, with
a shake of his head, "that the papers
have not exaggerated his majesty's con
dition. His condition is very grave."
A bulletin issued this afternoon by
king Edward's physician says his symp
toms became worse during the day, and
his condition is now critical.
The archbishop of Canterbury tele
graphed all the bishops of England and
AVales this afternoon: "Prayers by the I
church and people of England are de-
sired on behalf of his majesty, King Ed
ward, in his grave illness."
$ STRIKE TIES UP THE
$ SAN ANTONIO BREETERIES.
-& San Antonio, Texas, ""May 6.
& "With 250 brewery workers on a
strike here, the plants all closed
4& this morning. The men de-
$ mand an increase of $2 a week,
the brewers offering to com-
promise on $1.
Louis Kemp, international
secretary of the union, Is hvere
conducting the strike.
& All brewery workers except
the coopers are affected.
The men decline ito accept a
compromise and say the fight
is on to a finish.
STATE ATTEMPTS TO
- STOP T ASTE OF GAS
Shreveport, La., May 6. At-
torney general Guion filed an
v injunction suit this morning
- restraining the Caddo Gas and
Oil company from permitting
its gas wells to run wild. It
is a test of the state law for
-conservation. If successful it
will stop other waste and pos
- sibly prevent the piping of gas
out of the state. Millions of
feet of gas have been lost daily
in this well.
FOR THE BABIES' FUND.
D. T. "White, jr.. sends $1 to
"Help save the babies." The
worK is going on .successfully
and a great deal f goo'd has
already been done. More
money is needed in order to
carry on the "school for
mothers," the district nursing,
and the baby clinic throughout
NEGRO WOMAN ARRESTED FOR
A MURDER COMMITTED IN 1001.
Austin, Texas, May 6. Strangers to
day arrested a half breed Indian negress
accused of being Ada Neal, who has
been Tvanted at L-ufkln for murder since
19D1. Capt. Rogers will communicate
with Lufkin officials. The woman as
serts her innocence, and says she has
lived here since childhood and that she
knows nothing of the crime.
white, are thought to foijjjtaMSirffiiled.
by the explosion and f aHdr ef 'the' entombed men are hoping that some may
black damp behind these," fet It Tfffclnln and experts hold out no hope.
been due to n nilnerMuieciaci
ciagt. sis pocket with a lighted lamp.
that of C. H. Siunsberry,V'
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, DondoH, Eng, May G. "Well, It is all over, "hut I think I have done my
Thoho ivordn fell frohi the lips of kin?; Edward VII., ia a -waking interval
late this afternoon. His majesty's condition is declared critical by attending
physicians. A -srlooin baa settled over, the city and provinces following the is
suance of tonight's distrelHS bulletin.
AH members of. "the royal family have been summoned to the palace. The
end of the king seems near.
Globe, Ariz., May 0. Drankcn Apaches attacked the ranch ef, Daniel Ma
ben, four miles east of Globe, last night ia theqast of Mafcen, -who killed an
Apache several montkn ago.
Maben is now In an asylum, and only his vrlfe and 16yearold daughter
Tvera at the ranch. '
Eugene Barrovrs, a prospector, rescu ed them after a hard fight. Using an
empty revolver as a dab, Barrows fought his ay through the Indians, who
numbered half a dozen, and, ivith the vromen, succeeded in reaching the Sixty
Sbt ranch, half a mile sway".
One of the Indians attacked Barrows -with a knife, and Barro-ws broke his
revolver on his head. It is believed tho Indian was killed.
At posse is In pursuit of the Apache.
NORTH OF CITY
Mood Stage Is Stationary at.
El Paso Present Flood
It appears as if fear of flood soon will
be past in this locality. Friday's read
ing at the l local government gar.c
sliowed the waters still at the 15.6 foot
mark, exactly the same point reached
Fridav. Following the steady 0.2 of a
foot rise of the last few day, the river
remaining stationary for 2-1 hours
strongly indicates tnat tne flood crest
has reached the city, and that soon the
gradual fall will begin. f
Reports received, by the local ortices
of the reclamation service say that the
Rio Grande had fallen 15 inches at La
joya, between San Marcial and Albu
querque, Thursday arternoon. The
river was falling at Kngie, Dut was
stationary at Selden.
Reports made to the office of the
aitrint- Aneineer of the service Friday
TT.nmtne' state that the river has re
ceded one-tenth of a foot at Engle and
two inches at Selden.
GOOD RAIN FALX.S EAST
OF CITY; MAKES GOOD SEASON
RATinrts from down the T. & P. and
G. H. east of Bl Pasoj are that'a heavy
rain fell there Wednesday night. About,
tremely heavy and It extended south
and east and" included a great deal of I
G. H. territory. It will greatly Denent j
the raner and will put a season into
the ground for the farmers.
nt that time had not reached the
fnremnn. II. A. McCurle. whose brother
A RECORD, DIES
'Fighter McCain Had Re
ceived Three Medals From
as Many Governments.
Santa Barbara, Cal., May 6. Rear ad
moral Bowman.' H. MeCaHa, retired, died
suddenly this morning of apoplexy
Admiral McCallh entered the navy, in
1S61, and his 39 years ,of sei-yice were
filled with brilliant achievements.
He was prominent in the Spanish
American war and for his work with
the Peking relief column he received a
congressional medal for distinguished
service in battle tnd also International
acknowledgement by a bestowal 'of the
order of the Red Eagle by the German
emperor and a Chinese war medal by
the king of England.
RAIN IN EL PASO COUNTY.
Van Horn, Tex., Mzy S. A good rain
'is reported to have fallen in the ex
treme" southern part of the county, near
HOW TO VOTE IN
The official ballot for the school
f Friday. The polls will be open from S
places and precinct boundaries were printed in The Herald Friday so thaf
voters may know where to go to cast their ballots
n The official ballot follows:
FOR SCHOOL TRUSTEES
INDEPENDENT 'DISTRICT, EL PASO, TEXAS
J A KEAKAUER
J H McBROOM..
Entire City of Cartago Is in
Euins and Death List May
Reach 2000 Souls.
THE SHOCK ALSO
Even Fresno, California, Is
Shaken Survivors Suffer
Greatly For Food.
San Juan Del Snr, Costs' Rica, -May 8.
Reports from San Jee, Cesta Xlca, to
day state that no hahitahl henscs re
main in Cartasro, which, -was visited h
a aeries of earth shocks Wednesday
Iatc report say 400 bodies have been
taken from the rains, and the InJKretl
will add several hundred t the casual
ties. Martial i:rw has hen declared to nre
veni disorder and looting. The authori
ties are making efforts to relieve tae
Injured and destitute.
Thir victims who survived their In
juries sr being removed to San Jose,
14 miles distant.
It is agreed that the first estimate
o 500 dead at Cartago was conserva
tive The finest structures in the town are
in rcins.. Anions' the number -yas the
palace of justice, erected by Andrew
Carnegie's gift of 9190,906.
Panama, . May ft. The carthqaaks
shocks of Wednesday night in Costa
Rica caused, much suffering not only
in Cartage, lint to towns along the rail
road line from Cartago to Fart- L1hb.
Shocks were also felt at several points
in Nicaragua, near the Ceta Rican
frontier. Reports reaching here- statw
that there has been much suffering and
destitution at Carta ga,eBaectient
the disaster. There Is no food.
2&00 MAY BE DEAD.
Xevr Crleaar, Lx May S. A special
cablesrans from Cartago, Costa Rica,
this mornimf: states:
"It Sr. now believed the death list la
the earthquake- which destroyed the city
yesterday will he above 28CC. t '
"Alrcndy more than 490 bodies have
beer; taken from tho ruln-s.
"Every structure of any extent Is
wrecked. Appeals for aid have been
sent to Nicaragua."
CALIFORNIA IS SHAKEN.
Fresno, Cal May ft. A xharn earth
quake shock was felt here this mornime
shortly before o'clock. The vibrations
lasted more thn a minute.
larFATRics: wtlt. assist tn
COMPILING DISTRICT COUNT
Goes to Big Springs, Work Being Com
pleted Here: Difficulty Experienced
in Obtaining Chinese Enu
meration. John B. Kilpatrick, chief clerk of the
census bureau of this district, has been,
selected by supervisor John Iifctler to
assist him in completing the census
enumeration and the compilation of tho
returns. He will leave Monday evening
for Big Springs and will take charge of
a large part of the census work of tho
district as assistant supervisor.
The census for El Paso closed Friday
with the completion of the enumeration
in the congested Second ward district,
for which an extension was graated by
The greatest trouble the enumerators
had was in counting noses In the South
Oregon street, where the Chinamen hid.
the inborn fear of the custom officers
looking for opium and the Immigration
inspectors looking for smuggled Chi
nese, causing the orientals to be a. bit
reticent. Finally, Wong Aloy, formerly
connected with the immigration service
as interpreter, and at present a Chinese
lawyer and interpreter, was secured
to assist in- the census taking. "Wong
explained to the celestials in Uis
ite line or xnicK taiK just what was
wanted and succeeded in getting every
inhabitant of the Chinese quarter listed"
on the census sheets.
election Saturday was issued at noon
a. m., to 7 p. m. Saturday. The voting
GOOD SCHOOLS TICKET
JOHN H HARPER
E H IRVHS
W H WINTER"