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All the ivctts
Herald Prints It First
While It's Fresh.
Was Manager, Operator,
Cashier and All the Clerks
Boiled Into One.
STOW HEADS THE
Says the Mght Letter Is
Popular and Is Here to
Stay The Telephone.
More than a quarter century ago Bel
videre Brooks was manager and only
operator of a little telegraph office in
the old State National bank building.
He -was also clerk, cashier and every
thing but messenger. He had two
messenger boys at his command.
But Friday morning Belvidere Brooks
walked into the Western Union offices
at 109 South Oregon &treet where 3?
nwsnns are emDloved. As general man
ager of the mammoth telegraph concern
he witnessed the change which had oc
curred since he was himself an oper
ator in early El Paso the third the
company ever had here.
With a party of officials, the newly
appointed general manager arrived In
El Paso Friday morning. In the com
pany car, "Morse," n.med after the in
ventor of the telegraph, the official
came directly from his headquarters in
New York cltj. over the Santa Fe. The
party will leave Friday night for Tuc
son, and thence ever all coast states. On
Ills first tour of the southwest as gen
eral manager of the big company, Mr.
Brooks makes a first stop In El Paso,
the scene of his early activities in the
world of wire and key.
"Not in Texas."
"They used to come into my office at
El Paso and say: 1 leave for Texas
tonight, " he said in speaking of the El
Paso of yesterday- "I came here in
October, 1SS3, from Waco, where I man
aged an office. In 1885 I went to Den
ver and was there 12 years. I was
assistant superintendent there, and El
Paso was in my territory.
"Yes, the El Paso office has changed
wonderfully. My office over the State
National bank was about 14 feet square.
I ran it all alone with two messengers.
I know many El Paso people. Oh yes, 1
have been back since, very often. My
son, Gerald, was born in El Paso. He
Is a member of the New York stock
exchange now. Two other children
were born in Galveston, and one in
From Denver, Mr. Brooks was sent to
the New York office in 1902. He served
as manager of the eastern division be
fore his appointment as general man
ager in February of this year. Although
a Texan by birth and rearing, Mr.
Brooks looks the New Yorker. Since
his appointment as general manager,
the Western Union company has sur
prised the public with a new, novel and
popular system, the night letter. But
MiwBrooks modestly denies being its
"The night letter resulted from ja gen
eral idea," he said. "It has exceeded all
our expectations. Yes, it has come to
staj. It is popular and a success.
"We are working to an end which
will alter present conditons. It is our
aim to place ibe telegraph at the service
of any person in the country. The rural
telephone Is the means to the end. Pre
viously we have been very particular
about accepting messages over the tele
phone, except from pjj-trons knoan to us.
Now we are adopting a more liberal
policy. Cooperation -with the telephone
people is doing It. No, there is no com
petition to speak of. We work in dif
Mother Is Here.
While in "the city, Mr. Brooks met his
mother, Mrs. N. W. Brooks, who di
vides her time visiting him in New York
City and her son, J. W. Brooks, chief
operator of the El Paso offices, at his
home, 808 El Paso street. Chief oper
ator Brooks and manager Northan Ring
er, of the local offices, showed the big
official through the local plant, and as
- 11 other visiting officials, who rre.
Wr. N. Foshbaugh, company electrician;
W. C. Merly, secretary to the general
manager, and S. E. Ieonard, superin
tendent of the Denver district, who met
the party at L.a Junta and will return
to Denver from this city. Mrs. Belvi
dere Brooks, who was-a Waco girl, is
accompanying her husband on 'the trip.
Mr. Brooks last month completed his
first tour of the southern district. He i
will return by way of Denver.
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I nUU U LIIII Ulh IIUMU I IL US I
X bSfl V a H B K H B B B K M S BT
11111 llfilDi r The Head Of
WESTERN UNION WILL
PUT OPERATORS ON TOP FLOOR
MOVE INTO NEW BANK
"With completion of the American National bank building the Western
Tnlon IVicRrsph company will occupy the most uptodale telegrnph office In
the ttate of Texas. Then the company patrons ttIII not have to transact their
business amid the rattle of lieys. The new telegraph offices will have the
appearance of a bank, and the silence of a bank as well.
Offices on the ground floor of the new building -will he decorated and
fitted exactly a.s the hank quartern. Space 24 by 4S feet will contain the cler
ical and deliery deportments, and of fire for manager Norman Ringer. All
the noise making apparatus vrill be removed.
On the seventh floor, high above the street, space about 40 by I0 will he
occupied by the operating: and mechanical departments. Pneumatic tubes will
connect the two general departments, allowing almost immediate transmission .
of messages from clerk to wire. All apparatus will he new throughout.
Accident at Salt Lake, Utah,
Results in Serious Injury
at Prize Fight.
TJ1TOEE THE STRAIN"
Salt Lake, Utah May 13. A panic,
an involuntary bath In the Great Salt
lake and a ride home in an improvised
hospital train marked the Initiation of
the hippodrome at Salt Air resort in
the hippodrome in which the Jeffries
Johnson fight would have been held
had it come to Salt Lake.
Three thousand persons went to see
a fight between "Cyclone" Johnny
Thompson and Pete Sullivan. A hun
dred of them went into the waters of
the lake with a collapsing stairway,
and more than a score were carried
back to their homes in this city with
broken limbs, contusions or with mouth
and nostrils scaled and eyes almost
blinded by the biting brine of the in
The stairway collapsed after Thomp
son had knocked out Sullivan In the
A mad struggle in rhe stinging salt
water took place. Gasping and strug
gling, seizing one another and fighting
loose from the wreckage the half sub
merged fight fanciers, four of them
nomea, were one by one drawn from the
brine and the injured hastily placed
aboard a train and taken to the city.
MAN AND THREE
Faribault, Gllnn., May 13.
Bert Sperry, his three children
and their grandmother were
burned o death in a fire that
destroyed their home here to
day. Sperry and two children
tinAltTiH9 US.fJtilM.-Jti;.LF. J
Austin. Tex., May 13. According to
the secretary of state, 1000 corporations
In Texas have forfeited their charters
by failure to pay the franchise tax by
May 2, but they have until July 1 to
pay a penalty of 25 percent and 5 for
THROWN INTO SITS NITER
SILLSB FOR ILL
the Western Union
5SGOK5 y & T
Wants Privilege of Irrigat
ing From River North of
AT THE RESULT
Albuquerque, N. M., May 13. The fol
lowing resolutions were passed yester
day afternoon at 3:30 oclock by the
convention, the resolutions being draft
ed by a committee appointed Wednes
day and a copy was ordered sent to dele
gate W. H. Andrews:
"Resolved, that this convention re
lieves that in order to develop the in
terests of New Mexico, full and intelli
gent use of her waters is necessary. The
convention rejoices that the public pro
jects of the Pecos and Leasburg diver
sion dam have been a success, as have
private projects in San Juan and San
Miguel counties. It believes that all
enterprises that foster irrigation are in
dispensable. 'The convention believes that there is
ample amount of water In the territory
for all her needs and that there is iu
the Rio Grande enough for the Ele
phant Butte project without Interfering
with the northern end of the territory, j
"Investigation has satisfied us that
the use for local irrigation between the J
Colorado line and the Elephant Butte i
project of the water needed for that I
purpose will have no detrimental effect I
on the water supply at San Marcial, but
will rather tend to conserve and equal
ize iu .. t
"The convention voices the belief that
the restrictions upon the water in the
upper end of the territory at this time
are unnecessary and asks the secretary
of the interior that the appropriation of
water heretofore made by the govern
ment for the Elephant Butte project, be
so modified as not to interfere with im
portant and meritorious irrigation m
terprises in the Rio Grande valley for
the benefit of the people and the in
crease of their population and wealth,
In accordance with the provisions of
section 40, chapter 49 of the laws of
New Mexico of 1907.
The Journal this morning says:
"While considered fair and Impartial
it was the consensus of opinion among
the delegates to the convention, that
the resolutions amply urged the claims
of the water users north of the big
project and at the same time 'avoided
the useless and undiplomatic reflection
upon the Elephant Butte and the people
to be benefitted thereby.
The principal business Thursday was
the seating of representatives from
Dona Ana county and the answering of
questions of importance by W. M.
Reed, in charge of the project at Ele
Gnlies Is Pleased.
Las Cruces, N. M., May 13. Nick
Galles, who attended fhe convention at
Albuquerque and went up a day before
the meeting opened, stated to a repre
sentative of The Herald this morning
that the opposition of the people of that
city was based on misinformation dis
seminated by representatives of the Vic
torlo Land & Cattle company, who for a
selfish motive opposed the project.
Mr. Galles i well known to the ma
jority of the business men of Albu
querque and in interviewing them be
fore the meeting was called to order.
(Continued on Pace two.i
The Xew King George Yerv
Busy Man Will Receive
Roosevelt in Audience.
London, Eng., May 13. King George
V, though a very busy monarch, and
mourning for his royal father, will give
audience to Theo. Roosevelt, ex-president
of the United States, when he
Will Meet Roo-evelt.
At the king's wish former president
Roosevelt, who has been named as spe
cial envoy of the United States to at
tend the funeral of th iat Wing, will
be presented to king George soon" after
his arrival in London on Monday. Mr.
Roosevelt, as special ambassador, will
occupy a place "with the visiting mon
archs in the funeral procession, and also
will attend the burial at Windsor.
A Busy King.
From a llfe of comparative ease and
retirement king George suddenly finds
himself one of the hardest worked of
ficials of the kingdom.
Seven oclock each morning finds his
majesty already at his desk In Marl
borough House to reply to the innum
erable messages of condolence and -to
receive his ministers and the officials
which have to do with the obsequies.
The procession to Westminster hall
on Tuesday for the lying 'in state will
be almost on as great 'a scale as the
funeral procession. The cortege will
include king George and all the for
eign sovereigns on horseback, and the
queen mother and the royal ladles in
carriages. The body will be received
HEINZE ACQUITTED OF
Montana Copper King Wins Victory
Over Government in Trial of
Case in New York.
New York May 13. Frederick Au
gustus Helnze was acquitted last night
on chareres of misapplication of the
funds of the Mercantile National bank,
while he was president of the institu
tion In 1907; and he was cleared of the
charge of over certification of checks
of his brother's firm, Otto Heinze &
A jury in the criminal branch of the
Unfited States circuit conrt. after a
trial lasting nearly three weeks, found
him not guilty at 9:50 last night and
he was discharged.
Thus failed the government's attempt
to hold riemze responsible for high
financiering during the panic of three
A prominent El Paso societv leader
has been doin' her ova housework fer I
two days without nobuddy knowin' th' .
difference if ther is any. Tilford Moots '
is trym' f git a house built accordin' t'
specifications an' has called on th'
Gov'nor fer trooi-
Who Have Ruled Britain
by tne members of the House of loras
and the house of commons while the
cnoirs of estminster Abbey and tne 1
vimv 'ujiii O.UU m- uciuu v.i w.
Coldstream Guards will take part in
the musical service.
When the funeral procession starts
on Friday every tram car in London
will come to a standstill for a quarter
of an hour. It also Is proposed that
all public houses In London be closed
while the procession is passing.
Hundreds of carpenters are build
ing stands along the route that will
be followed by the funeral procession
and owners of frontages are preparing
to make the most of their good fortune.
Twenty-five dollars to 50 is obtainable
easily for a single seat at points ot
J, note 01 discord in tne universal
mourning comes from Dublin, where
at a meeting of the corporation today
seven members of the Sinn Fein so
ciety voted against the lord mayor's
resolutflon to send a message of sym
pathy and condolence to the queen
mother and the royal family.
Seven Kings to Bury Edward.
It Is now known that seven kings be
sides king George V will attend the
funeral of Edward VII. They are:
William, emperor of Germany and
king of Prussia
King Frederick VIII, of Denmark.
King Haakon VII., of Norway.
King Alfonso XIII, of Spain.
King Manuel n. of Portugal.
King Albert of Belgium.
King George 1, of Greece.
Other mourners will be the queen of
No'rway.. the archduke Ferdinand, rep
resenting the emperor of Austria; the
dowager empress Marie Feodorovna, and
the grand duke Michael, representing
ens Texas Houses to Shu-
berts and the Trust Alike.
Trust G-ets Injunction.
New York, N. Y.. May 13. Justice
Whitney, of the supreme court, is
sued an order today 4n an action
brought by Klaw & Erlanger against
Albert Wels, of the American Theatri
cal exchange, requiring Weis to show
cause why a receiver should not be
appointed for the leading theaters :
throughout Texas and Arkansas, now
being operated Jointly by Weis ana
his sons Sid, Dave and Albert and
Klaw & Erlancrer. and why Weis
should not be restrained and enjoined I
from operating the theaters of the j
circuit. The plaintiffs say that Weis,
who recently went over to the Shu-
berts, has violated his agreement with .
them. They say they paid Mr. Weis !
a large sum of money for an interest j
in the Texas circuit, and they were
to get the exclusive booking of these
Trust StrcngthpnK Itself.
Simultaneously with the filing of the
suit, the "trust" Klaw & Erlanger
issues a statement which indicates
their still further hold upon the big
theatrical attractions of the country.
The statement is signed by Klaw &
Erlanger and says j
"The most important alliance in the j
theatrical business has just been j
form- d by tho principal producing j
managers in tne Lnirea states, con
sisting ojes Frchman, David Be-
la&co lBW Savage, Henry E.
Harris, r Brooks, Cohan & Har-
ued on page Six.)
va i .
i . : J x, "CT ., "D-. .
JlUg oaiCl T-0 Xiave JtSeeU
Married Happily Once,
But Had to Give
the czar, and the duke of Aosta, who
will represent the king of Italy.
Georce's First Love.
The early love story of king George
V. almost unknown to the younger
generation of Englishmen, and almost
forgotten by the elders has been re
vived by his accession to the throne
with queen Mary, the beautiful princess
of Teck. who supplanted prince George's
"wife" and the mother of Ms two chil
dren. One story told today In England by
"those in a position to know" Is that the
wife of the prince was the daughter of
Admiral Seymour, on whose ship the
"sailor prince" received his naval train
ing, and that when affairs of state and
the necessity of assuring a succession
in the house of Hanover, after the death
of the duke of Clarence, made George's
marriage to his dead brother's fiancee
advisable, she accepted her fate "for the
good of England" and later married a
captain of the Toyal navy. Records show
admiral Seymour had no daughter.
Another story Is that the prince, then
merely the duke of York, without much
prospect of succession, married the
daughter of admiral Tryon at Malta,
and that when the necessity of his con
tracting a royal marriage arose she was
sent awayby Edward, then prince of
Wales, to British Columbia, where,
separated from her husband and chil
dren, she died of a broken heart.
. EARTHQUAKE FELT LAST
A MGHT SOMEWHERE. 4-
Cleveland, O. May 13. TThe
4 seismograph at St. Ignatius col-
i lege recorded heavy earthquakes 4
shortlv after 2 oclock this morn- 4
f ing. Tremors lasted an hour i
4 and 17 minutes. Father Oden- 4"
& hach. thv observer savs the rec- A
4 ord greatly resembled that made
4 by the earthquake in Costa Rica
41 last week, but wa a much more
serious earth shock.
ROOSEVEIiT VISITS HOME
FOR AGEDXESE BERLIX
Berlin, Germany, May 13. Theo. Roose
velt In company of burgomaster Kirch
ner, motored this morning to Buch, a
suburb, where a colony of 1500 wornout
workers, men and women, are maintain
ed in relative comfort at the expense
of the city of Berlin.
The subject of public dependents is
pursued by the former president who,
while in Denmark, investigated a sim
Air. Roosevelt was a guest at lunch
eon in this city of ambassador David
Municipal ownership carried Thurs
day by a majority of 509 votes, though
the total vote cast was only SOT, two
of the votes not being counted. One
man in precinct S voted against both
propositions and one In precinct 1 sig
nified his desire for municipal owner
ship, but not to purchase the present
Very little interest was shown in the
election in any of the precincts and
some of the polling places were not
opened to the voters until 11 oclock
in the morning. The (heaviest vote
cast was in precinct S. where 112 votes
were polled. 91 of which were for muni-
cipal ownership. The lightest vote cast
was in the second precinct, where only j
37 votes were cast, but there 31 votes
were cast in favor of purchasing the t
plant. Out in Highland Park where
they used to have a waterworks sys- j
tern of their own, the voters recognized J
the benefits to be received from a rau- j
nicipal plant and of 92 votes catt there t
was only one in favor of raising the i
In ill of the nrec' uts ibovo San Vn- J
tonlo street, wl-erf tL re s a stric.ry !
EI Paso, Texas,
May 13, 1910 --- 12 Pages
Begs to Be Pulled up and
Dropped Again as He
Swings by S"eck in 'Midair.
OYER 22 MINUTES
BEFORE HE DIES
.Was the Thirteenth Man
Hanged in the Place, on
Friday, 13th of the Month.
Walla. Walla, Wash., May 12, Moan
ing "for God's sake take na trp and
drop one again, boys, Richard Quinn,
a wife murderer, of Everett, Wash.,
dangled at the end of a rope beneath,
the scaffold In the prison here this
morning and slowly strangled to death
it being 22 1-2 minutes from the time
the trap was sprung until ho was cut
The horror was the fault of the hang
man. The cords in the back of Quinn's
neck are abnormally large and he held
his head back and tensed the muscles
as the trap was sprang.
The attendants were startled when
Quinn's legs began to twitch, and then
horrifr hv TH groan of "Boys, this is
awful," and "for God's sake iake me up
and drop me again, boys."
He was able to unbuckle the straps
about his arms and drop them to the
ground. After a moment his words be
came lnarticulte and shortly he ceased
Quinn was the thirteenth man to be
hanged here and a peculiar coincldeace
is that this is Friday, the 13th day of
TEXAS NE&EO PAYS
THE DEATH PENALTY
Is Hanged at Dallas as Party
to a Murder for a Man's
Dallas, Tex., May 13. Hopeful to the
last minute that pardon would come by
telegraph, Bubber Robertson, a negro,
was hanged by sehrlff Ledbetter in the
county jail here a few minutes before
noon today. The negro was convicted
of killing Frank Wolford, a farmer,
of Rosehlll. this county, November 11,
190S. Following the murder, which had
as its motive robbery, three were ar
rested and two were given the death
penalty but one died in jail. Another
turned state's evidence and the third
was hanged today.
Robertson was comparatively calm.
His body was cut down a short time af
ter the fall, when the doctors declared
him dead. The fall broke his neck,
causing instant death.
HYDE NOT A BIT
Does 3ot Mind His Case Go
ing to the Jury on iM
daj, the 13th.
Kansas City, Mo., May 12. By to
night the jury which Is to decide th
fate of Dr. B- C. Hyde, accused of mur
der and poisoning in connection with
the Swope mystery, "will have retired
i to consider Its verdict.
I If the final arguments of the state
' and the defense are not finished this
' afternoon, judse Latshaw will hold a
Perhaps this will prove an unlucky
"Friday, the 13th," for the physician.
However he does not think so; he is
not the least superstitious and is con
fident of the outcome. "I shall he ac
quitted," he said this morning.
Attorney Brewster for Dr. Hyde and
proscutor Virgil Conkllng for tho state
made their addresses at the taoralng
400 EARTH SHOCKS
wrrarx a mojtth
San Jose, Costa Rica, May 13. Earth
tremors continue today. In the month
since April 13 400 distinct shocks have
Volcanoes in the vicinity exhibit bo
BY BIG VOTE
American vote, the voting was consid
erably heavier than in the Mexican pre
cincts where very few ballots were
3 ........ 55
Totals . 657 14S S0a
Total vot.- cast S07
For mun. cipal ownership 657
For raising rates . 14?
Majority In favor of municipal
In favor of municipal ownorshin,
but not fo- purchasing the pres
ent p'ant . 1
Opposed to both propositions pre
sent' 1 1