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Liberty for Former Federal
Official Who Testifies
Against Sugar Trust.
New York. May 23. The trump card
In the prosecution of Charles R. Heike,
secretary of the American Sugar Re
fining company, -was played at his trial
today -when prosecutor Stimson called jntendent lartin, Jhut of which he was
as the government's first witness Oliver stripped, will be restored to the new ap
Spitzer, superintendent of the "Williams- pointee. Dr. B. M. Worsham. a member
burg- docks, who several months ago j 0f le school board, made this statement
was convicted of underweighing frauds . an;j he superintendent will not be tied
and sentenced to two years in the fed- jland anj foot
eral penitentiary at Atlanta. There are threerlocal candidates for the
John B. Stancbfield for the defense ffi of princjpal 0f the high school,
claimed that under the federal statutes fl vacant by the promotion of Mr.
Spitzer. as a convicted man. could t They are Robert M. White,
testify. T t TT7- rj.ir anfl William K. Preston,
The sensation of the trial was then j JobnW.tort, , and wu e -loTed as
created by the declaration tnat spitzer :
had been pardoned by president Taft,
so that he Could testify.
Spitzer talked freely of the various
methods of affecting the scales and
demonstrated in court the use of small
. ,i.n ni,,i nn tvia ntTi of
scales. He said that it was also a prac- j ofher New Mexico towns Monday 'night,
tire to stuff paper underneath the J there will be no meeting until he re
floors of scales for the same purpose. turns some time later in the week, or
When the deputy surveyor of the , earv next week,
port, Yail, took office these methods yfoHe only 17 high school students re
were abandoned and the use of steel . jy their diplomas Fridav nisrht there
corset springs was begun. H3 said the - ae jn reailjtr 26 graduates this year,
use of this spring stopped after the . h equated in January.
sugar trust had paid a rebate to the mne na-vn im
government as a result of a federal; vT HAPfT?
suit- These devices caused the recorded j jj.i! IsU Ji V H-tvcrX
weights to drop as much as 40 pounds j Q-p TTJXiLXMG- GrIRL
on each draft. J va"
"Did you arrange a system of signal .
lights in the scale house?" suddenly
asked the prosecutor.
"Yes, sir," replied Spitzer. who re- 1
lated that signals were used to warn j
the weighers when a government of-
ficial was approaching'. The lights were
f , Sirlteh frm hIS ffiCe'i
iapiLzer saiu. I
thv inrv fho flofpnrtants and every-
body in the courtroom followed Spitz-
er"s demonstration with close atten- J
BLOOD SPILT IN
A .FRENCH DUEL
Third Time Two Men Come j
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Paris, France. May 22. Blood has
been spilled in a French duel. Count
Ismael De Lesseps and count Just de
Poligny fought a third duel' today and
each received bullet wounds.
At the second exchange, De Ivesseps's
shot struck the barrel of De Poligny's
pistol, riccocheted and caused a flesh
wound in the arm.
At the same instant De Dessepr fell
with a wound in his thigh. The ball
had just missed the femoral arteiv.
De Iesseps is a son of count Ferdin
and De Lesseps and an officer In a
cavalry regiment. He and De Poligns'
quarreled at a circus some weeks ago.
De Poligny is lame and in their first
duel, after a round of sword play in
which neither was injured, pistols were i
called for, and
six shots exchanged
BIG GRAIN FIRM SAin
TO BE IN BAD STRAITS
Eu Offices in Several Large Grain
Shipping Centers and Ik Said To J
Be "Hopelessly Involved."
Albanj', X. Y., May 23. Through al
leged manipulation of warehouse re
ceipts, the firm of Durand and Elmore,
grain merchants, "with offices in Albany,
Chicago, Buffalo and Boston, has be
come involved in a financial tangle
which promises sensational develop
ments. The National Commercial Bank of Al
bany holds 300,000 worth of the com
pany's paper. The First National has
$77,000. and many thousands were said
o be held by out of town institutions.
An examination of the firm's affairs
is now under waj but, according to
vice president Perkins of the National
Cc-mmercial bank. the company is
r- FURIOUS STORM IN
A TEXAS TOWN.
Jacksonville, Tex.. May 23.
A storm of cyclonic proportions
excited this section late last
night, causing much damage to
property and crops. Awnings
and signs were blown down
throughout the city, the electric
. ?ht plant v.as put out of com
mission and the storm crippled
telephone and telegraph service.
The peach crop suffered.
TAFT'S GUARD. CHARGED WITH
MURDER, GETS CONTINUANCE j
Dallas, Tex.. May 23. At the request
of the defence, judge Robert B. Seay. in
the criminal division of district court
this morning, continued the case of J.
D. fanley, who is charged with the mur
der of Louis Reichtenstein liere on the
occasion of president Taft's visit on Oct.
091 Iict "fiTilAitr cfvrorpiiTif. nf hf Tpvni
National Guards, was on duty in the
streets during -president Taft s parade
from the railway station to the hotel.
OLD TIME RINCON MAN
NOW HIGH SANTA FE OFFICIAL
F. C Fox, superintendent of the Santa
Fe at Topeka, Kansas, passed througn
El Paso Monday morning en route to
Albuquerque and other points. Mr. Fox
was night optrator on the Santa Fe at
Rincon, N. M-, when J. A. Smith, present
postmaster at .El Paso, was a railway
postal clerk out of here over that road.
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS.
Ft. Worth, Tex.. May 23 It is an
nounced here that the Equitable Fire and
T,Iarine Insurance company has decided
to retire from Texas and taat the con-
cern is preparing -to liquidate its policies.
Trustees Restore to the Of
fice, the Power Stripped
WHO WILL RUN
Public school superintendent X. R.
Crozier will not have to labor under the
difficulties -which confronted his prede
cessor in office. All the authority which
was originally vested in former super-
" . -r : t. .t
fonAR ;ti flip hirrh School.
There was to have been a meeting of
the school board Monday night, but the
internal committee is not yet ready to
report. Owimr to the fact that president
TT a rLiTiTvntfir leaves for Roswell and
(VlfiTTIPn Man VYJlO lSCUTeCL
in Atlantic Citv Sensa
tion, on Trial.
-Mn-J's T.andinsr X. J.. May 23.
Chared "with having been responsible
for the death of Jane Adams, and sh-
vearold girl, at Million Dollar pier in
Atlantlc city on the night of February
4, William Seyler today was placed on
The disappearance of Jane Adams and
the finding of her body In the surf
nine davs later, created a sensation.
Swler i a voun.sr married man of At-
?&. St EK3
trnnTrinflirA of her death, but later con-
fessed, saying the girl was killed by
j The methods used by the police in
wringing a confession from Seyler are
said to have prompted the resolution
recently Introduced in the United States
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for an investigation of tne
degree" methods of the police
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LIUUUBHUUl. IIIC (uuunj.
IB WASHED OUT
Information was received by acting
county engineer Nunn this afternoon that
one sDan ot tne aDens
been washed out by the high -water in
the Rio Grande. The bridge connects
"the island" with the mainland and
affords about 300 people a means of
reaching El Paso. "The island is El
Paso county land thrown on the Mex
ican side of the river by a change in
the river bed years ago.
The bridge has been built less than a
The river is lower at El Paso, the ;
United States register showing 14.3
DEATHS AND BURIALS.
MRS. LUCINDA P. SMITH.
Mrs. Lucinda P. Smitn, a many years'
resident of El Paso, died Saturday at
her home, 104 South Florence street
She was 35 years of age, and is sur
vived bv her husband, her three chil-
dren, mother, and a sister. Funeral
services were held Sunday afterni
the Church of the Immaculate Concep
tion. Interment was made in Evergreen
cemetery by Xagley & Kaster.
WALTER J, TV. S. CANNON.
Walter J. W. S. Cannon, of Boston,
Mass., died Sunday morning at his resi
dence, 3115 Alameda street. Mr. Cannon
has lived in El Paso two years, being a
health seeker. He was 30 years of age.
and is survived by Ills mother. Funeral
services were held this Monday after
noon at the Church of the Guardian
Angel, and Interment by Nagley &
Kaster in Concordia cemetery.
Henry Darden, a negro resident of
this city for 25 years, died Saturday
night at his home. Funeral services and
Int3rment will he held Wednesday.
j Darden for many years" has been em-
ployed as a driver for the smelting com
TEXAN ELECTED CLERK OF
Lewisburg, TV. Va., May 23. Rev. ,T.
D. Leslie, of Ballinger, Texas, -was to
day elected permanent clerk of the
Southern Presbyterian general assem
bly. The position is one of unlimited
tenure and one of the most responsible
within the gift of the church
FRISCO PASSENGER WRECK
KILLS THREE; INJURES 3-1
Rogers, Ark., May 23. St. Louis &
San Francisco passenger train No. 4,
the fast express from Texas to St. Louis
was wrecked near here today. Thirty
five persons were injured, three fatally.
The officers deny any one is killed.
RAILROAD OFFICE R0B3ED.
Houston, Tex., May 23 Burglars
early today entered the Congress street
station of the Santa Fe. sjcuring $200
from the safe, which was ?ft unlocked
last night. The robherv was discovered
at the opening of "business tihis morn
ing. XEW FLAG STATION.
Jastro, on the western division of the
Southwestern, is how a flag stop for
all passenger trains on that division.
Considerable Damage Done
in Texas Especially North
ern Part. .
RAIN TEN DAYS
Waco, Tex., May 23. A terrific hail
storm struck the vicinity four miles
north of Waco late Sunday night and
swept a path three miles wide, accord
ing to reports received today. The en
tire crop of cotton and corn was de
stroyed. Hail stones fell with such force
that they went through the?rooib
STORM SWEEPS SECTION.
Shorman. Tex.. May' 23. Sweeping
a section ten
miles long from south-
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west to the nortneast, a oaiuiuiu.
day night destroyed many crops souin j
of Sherman, according to reports. i
ceived today. The damage was worst
south of Choctaw creek. Corn, cotton
and oats were beaten into the soil,
causing a loss of thousands of dollars.
The rain Sunday night was heavy, and
it is still falling at noon today.
Quanah, Tex., May Ti. The northwest
corner of Hardeman county suffered
great damage by a hailstorm Sunday
night, according to reports received
here this morning, growing crops in
many Instances were totally destroyed,
including all garden truck. Hail was
confined to that section. Rain has been t
fallintr almost continously- the past I
week. ' j
TEX DAYS' RAIN. ' J
Childress, Tex., May 23. Rain has
been falling throughout this section of J
the state for more than ten'daj-s and j
nights, and this morning the total j
amounts to one and one-sixtn incnes. ,
While the precipitation is excessive, It
is gentle and no damage has been done
L.A3IAR COUNTY DAMAGED.
Paris, Texas, May 23. Lamar county
experienced a wild near the cyclonic
force vthis morning and cotton, oats and
wheat were greatly damaged, especially
In the west end of tne county, wnere
dozen or moTe houses were blown j
down. Dave Hammond and uscar mc
Rath were the heaviest losers. The tele
phone and electric companies are hamp
ered. DALHART HAS RAIN; NO STOR3I.
Dalhart, Tex., May 23. The Dallas
News of Sunday reports a great storm
here Saturday. The facts are that there
was a slight local hailstorm, with no
. .j t-it.3 momiv n fine rain i
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oi great uen.miu
I THREE HILLSBORO
. HOUSES IN ASHES
Hillsboro, X. M., 3Iay 23. The dwell-x-ncr
wnTwfi1 hv Prof. J. E. Williams,
C t others on adjoining lots, were
nnmn ata r loarrnrpn nv Tire liiim juviii-
ine The buildings were partially insured.
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Two firemen were injured.
MAY CONFIRM DAM :
AWARD THIS a eeiv ,
D. J. Leahy, United States attorney
for New Mexico, was here Sunday on j
hi. -way to Alainogordo. Yv'hile here Mr. ;
Leahy had a conference with attorney .
! R. F. Burges regarding the Elephant
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or ceuins juukc jicovuaui
the finding of the Socopro commission
as soon as possible. j
e sflJ!i.infSt J"0,!T . "f !
??U". " X;:ZZ? X th.;rent;iln the United States circuit court here
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of the attorneys for the vlctorio Juana
and Cattle company win oe neara
at Socorro and the judge's approval or
disapproval of the finding of the com
. "-"- "ma To be at
C. A. Kinne," secretary oi tne cnam-
??r J-' " " " ; m.
Monday on account of 111-
TWO AMERICANS ARRESTED
IN JUAREZ KENO HOUSE.
A. B. Egan, a traveling man from an
El Paso hotel, in the Diamond Keno at
Juarez Sunday night got into some trou
ble, and as a result both he and M. W.
Wambaugh, of El Paso, were bailed. Ac
cording to the story as told in the Mexi
can court Monday morning, the trouble
arose over some of the pasteboard disks
and started a free for all fight.
Many of the Americans friends ap
pealed to the police following the ar
rest, but bond was refused. Jefe politico
Portillo fined Egan S20 and Wambaugh
was released without penalty.
ATTEMPT AT JAIL
BREAKING IS FRUSTRATED
Brownwood, Tex., May 23. A bold
attempt at jail delivery was frustrated
here last night when jailor Champion
repulsed an attack made in a rush up
on him Tvhen he was taking the prison
ers their supper. -Two persons, Garrett
Byrd and T. C .Tester, made a clumsy
effort to overpower the jailor, but the
former was knocked down with a gun
and Tester, when shots -were fired, hid
in elevator shaft. Later he surrender
ed Sam Cook, who led an attack on thp
sheriff at Comanche two years ago", was
in the cage at the time, but took no
SAN ANTONIO WOMAN DEAD,
POLICE HINT OF MURDER
San Antonio, Tex., May 23. The po
lice are working on the theory of mur
der following the finding of the body of
Marie Flores, a Mexican woman," 30
years of acre, in the tenderloin district
this morning. A wound in the right
side of t'he head and blood stains on
other parts of the head, make t'he belief
stronger. Xo arrests have been made-
Muskogee, Okla., May 2Z. While
walking to .town William M. Hellette
dropped dead from apoplexy here this
morning. He was for eight years fed
eral attorney for the western district of
Snow Falls There Saturday
Night and Sunday Morn
ing, Three Inches Deep.
IS NOW MELTING
AWAY UNDER SUN
Clomlcroft, X. 31., May 23. The last
traces of Saturday night's snow are
Saturday there were flurries of snow
and it was rather raw and windy, but
that night and early Sunday morning?
a crisp dry snow fell to a depth of two
inches, coating every tree and leaf and
bush with white, and covering; the fields
and roofs and fences until there was
hardly a sprig of green to he seen.
The sun came out and the display was
beautiful as the snow crystals sparkled
in the light. Cloudcroft was like Fairy-
Jand a lojig ag tfae no ,,,,,.,,.
E1 PnsoanK who have ai,.eady occu-
pied their summer home enjoyed a cosy
Sunday around roaring fires in the
AEGROES BARRED FR03I
SUXDAY SCHOOL, PARADE
British Delegates to International Sun
day School Convention Criticise
Action of Americans.
"Washington. D. C, May 23. The
criticism -which some of the British
j delegates publicly heaped on the Wash-
ington committee in churches yesterday
j for Uarring the negro delegates of the
! District of Columbia from the mam-
moth parade last Friday has stirred up
a Tovr ju the world's sixth Sunday
school convention and it is not im-
probable that the question -will be car-
rie; to the floor of the convention.
"With two exceptions the criticising
sermons were preached by white men.
All wrinkles termed by the color line
criticisms were smoothed today when
isooicer t. wasnmgton was raaae u me
member of the organization and the
necessary subscription of a thousand
dollars was promptly pleaged, mostly
by members of the southern states.
COLORS AND THE SUN'S
EFFECT UPON CLOTHING
Washington, D. C, May 25. Theories
regarding the use of colored under
clothing to repel the heat in the tropics
have been tested.
About IS months ago. oOOO suits of
orange red underclothing and a corre
sponding number of.oraqge red hat
bands" "" were sent to the Philippines.
These were distributed so that one
half of a company should be clad in the
new garments, and the other in ordin
ary white underclothing.
The medical board found that the
colored underclothing added material
ly to the burden of heat upon the sys
tem which is great cause of tropical
deterioration. It is admitted that the.
orange red is a. protective against
the chemical rays of the sun, but the
same result is secured by the khaki
I and tan colored campaign hat of the
ARIZONA SHERIFF LEAVES
WITH MAN FOR PRESCOTT
Sheriff J. W. Smith, of Prcscott, Ariz.,
oTi-rt-orl in F.l Pflsn Afomiav and will
arrived in El Paso -Alondav and wii
leave Monday nisrht for the county seat
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of lavapai county, navmg in custoay
juan Salazar, who was arrested here
Thursday on a telegraphic request from
rzona" officers stating that he was
.3, there on a charge of burglarizing
1n.,., .- lhoTrrfi 0f the United Verde
r couvDanv at Jerome, Ariz., on
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March lb. salazar waivea exirauitiun.
RECEIVEU XAHED FOR
CHICA.GO TRACTION COMPANY
Chicago. III.. May S3.-Juage Grosscup,
todav, appointed receivers for the Chica
go Railways company, which operates
the west and north side street car lines.
The company was not insolvent and
the receivership is believed to be a
mere legal move in connection with
judge Hall's recent decision, holding
the company is liable for the bonds of
the old consolidated traction company.
CONVICTED ON A
CHARGE OF KIDNAPING.
Holton, Kans., May 23. Freeman H.
Tillotson, who was convicted here last
week for participating in the kidnaping
of Marian Bleakley, the St. Louis
world's fair Incubator baby from her
mother in Topeka last August, vas to
day sentenced to an indeterminate term
in prison. He was released on bond
pending an appeal to the Kansas su
Ther's a new baby at Tilford Moots'
home an' nov they'll git tsee th' comet
ever' night. When I look at th' news
paper pictures o' women claimin' non
support -T think it's no wonder.
Presbyterians Cannot Agree
on Provisions to Cover Le
CAUSE OF TROUBLE
Lewisburg, W. Va., May 23. One of
the big fights of the Southern Presby
ter!on assembly was inaugurated
when the committee on marriages and
divorce was called upon to report. So
divergent were the views of its members
that attempts to procure a majority
report were abandoned.
Dr. "W. T. Boggs, of Atlanta, Ga., the
last moderator and Dr. W. Joplin, Red
Springs. N. C, submitted a report rec
ommending radical changes in the con
fession of faith. Dr. Russell Cecil.
Richmond, Va., and Dr. H. Fleming
submitted a substitute report recom
mending Jthat no changes be made.
Dr. Boggs wanted to debar polyg
amlsts from baptism and the Lord's
supper. Dr. Cecil was in favor of mis
sionaries exercising discretion in ex
tending membership to heathen polyg
amists, claiming that great Hardship
would result from requiring the heathen
to desert all but one wife. Dr. Boggs
met this with the statement that itwa3
the duty of the church to care for those
Dr. Boggs opposed the church's" con
tinuing to allow "wilful desertion" as. a
cause oZ divorce. At the same time he
recommended an amendment of -the con
fession st as to allow the guilty party
in adultery divores upon furnishing sat
isfactory evidence of repentance to the
church, to remarry.
He said there was nothing in scrip
ture to prevent this.
Dr."Cecil opposed both resolu'ions.
Charity Worker .dvocates a
State Supervisor- Over
St. Louis. Mo.. May 23. The right
and 'duty of the states to supervise
counts' and local charitable institutions
and jails, which have long i-een ques
tioned by local politicians and man
agers of such institutions, were very
clearly established by professor De
marchus C. Brown, of Indianapolis in
an address before the National Confer
ence of -Charities and Correction here
Professor Brown has for many years
beena member of the board cf state
charities of Indiana, and as such has
been exercising the function of super
vision of local Institutions" In his state.
He pointed out that the "supervision"
exercised by his board nas not amount
ed to management, but through it the
condition of county jails and county
infirmaries has been greatly improved
because of the expert knowledge which
members of such a board can give to
.superintendents, sheriffs, jailers, and
slmiiar officials, as well as through lo-'
cal publicity which can be given to
bad conditions by such a supervisory
"State board of charities," said pro
fessor Brown, "are in most cases free
from partisan politics, and very prop
erly therefore are competent to super
vise and suggest improvements in mat
ters of management to local authorities,
when there is a disposition to make
capital out of the unfortunates in local
institutions. If there is a local board
of supervision, as is the case in In
diana, a central board can back it up
by advice and by calling upon public
opinion which, -when aroused. is
a very powerful factor, and one to be
appealed to in an emergency. I have
always felt that advisory and super
visors powers exercised by a state
board with sympathy, tact, and cour
age vfill accomplish the results desired,
and that it Is unnecessary to clothe
such a board with administrative pow
BAXKER CHASES AXD
CAPTURES BAD CHECK 3JAA'
Fort Worthy Texas, May 23. At the
iFarmers' and" Merchants bank this
morning David Boaz. paying teller,
chased W. A. Edmondson and captured
him after a fist fight and turned ithe
man over to the police for a second at
tempt to cash a forged check. Th,e
filight and chase attracted the atten
tion of several hundred in Seventh
CHARGED WITH FORGERY.
IT. Maxwell was arrested by the police
Saturday night and A. B. Hucklaby was
taken into custody bj- detectives Sun
day, both foeing docketed at the police
station on a charge of forgery. It is al
leged that they attempted to pass a
check for $40, on which the name of
Horace B. Stevens was sisrned. and also
that they passed two checks cf question
able lvalue, one for $9 and the other for
$12 ,at Clovis. X. M.
San Francisco, Cal., May 23. Frank
Su.:ton, of Pittsburg, arrived today and
wiH take charge of Jack Johnson's
training table. Johnson's one worry is
now dissipated. He covered 12 miles
on the road this morning at a brisk pace
and weighed 21S pounds when ne re
turned. AFTER LUMBER TRUST.
Washington, D. C. May 23. The de
partment of justice is investigating the
subject of the price of lumber in the.
United Stages with a view to determin
ing whether or not the socalled lumber
trust may be reached by the Sherman
anti-trust law on the ground that it is
a combination in restraint of trade.
MONDAY GAMES" POSTPONED..
Philadelphia at Chieao; wet grounds
Cleveland at Ne' York. rain.
Think Present Measure Is Iniquitous and Drawn Solely
in the Interest of the Insurance Companies Special
Session of Legislature Is Asked for Governor
Says Rates Must Not Be Enforced.
The fire rating board at the Instance of th governor Juw Jhs sent tie fol
lowing telegram: -H. L. Wright, EI Paso: Ton are instructed to pat fire In
surance representative on notice that the board will not atxsd for rating- of EI
Paso C. B. Hodapeta."
This message was received by A Sciwartss, president of tke MerchastxP
league, Monday afternoon. It meass that the governor aad tke state fire ratlx
board will not stand for the high, rating irhich the Insurance companies kavs
given EI Paso under the new rating schedule.
It also means that the next step will be to prevent the insurance c&mpaaiea
from collecting the Increased rates until a fair and equitable rating kas been
given this city.
The determined effort of the property owners of EI Pawo has already fee
gnn to bear fruit. The declaration of the fire rating board fhat It will mot
stand for the rating given El Paso and governor Campbell's affirmation of
the order, means that El Paso Is to get equity from the state even If It can
not be obtained from the insurance companies under the new law.
The merchants feel that the socalled "insurance trust" has been given a
body blow as far as El Paso is concerned aad that eventually JRstfce for
policy holders will be obtained here.. .
Repeal the fire insurance law is the
slogan of the men who are fighting for
the interests of El Paso against the in
surance companies of the state- Gov.
Campbell has been appealed to by wire
ro take immediate steps to have the
law repealed. The business men are
wiring Gov. Campbell today to have a
special session of the. legislature called
to repeal the law.
At a called meeting of the business
men, the representatives of the county,
city, the chamber of commerce, the Ke
taii Merchants," league and other or
ganizations, held In the chamber of com
merce Sunday night, a message to the
governor was drafted and dispatched,
urging Immediate action looking to the
repeal of the law. A second message
as urgent as the first was aeiic i ..
tor Qlaude Hudspeth, asking him ro
appeal to the governor to ha-rc tne state
rating board instruct the insurance com
panies to have the old rate remain in
effect until an adjustment of the rates
can be secured.
S .. The Telegrams.
The telesfranTto. the governor asKing
his aid to have theObjectionahleJawr.'- f
pealed read: . "VF
"The business and property interests
of EI Paso are being taxed at the rate j
of an increase of approximately $'l)t
per day by the Insurance rates under
the new law. Practical effect of the
law is to remove the Insurance com
panies from the wholesome restraint of
the antitrust law. We appeal to you
to take immediate steps to secure a re
peal of the law."
The second message to senator Huds
peth, who is ar Austin in the interest of
the property owners of El Paso, read:
"Appeal to governor to have state
rating board instruct insurance com
panies that old rates must remain in ef
fect until rate can be adjusted by state
board. In any event; spare no effort
to keep old rates in effect pending out
come." Prominent Signers.
Both of these messages were signed
by J. I. Hewitt, acting for the city;
judge A. S. J. Eylar, representing EI
Paso county; D. M. Iayne, president of
the chamber of commerce; A. Schwartz,
president of the Retail Merchants
league; J. M. Wyatt. Felix Martinez. -W.
E. Anderson, V.'. L. Tooley, R. F. Burges,
J. P. O'Conner, H. P. Noak, J. U.
Sweeney, J. M. Nealon, Percy McGhee,
W. F. Payne, S. Blumenthal, and other
prominent business men.
W. E. Anderson presided at the meet
ing, and talks were made against the
law by Felix Martinez, R. F. Burges H.
P. Noak, W. F. Payne and J. TJ. Sweeney.
An Iniqultions Law.
R. F. Burges, who has made a care
ful study of the railroad law and the
commission form of applying the law,
spoke forcefully against the insurance
law, making the strong argument that
by placing a representative of the in
surance companies on the fire rating
board an alliance was formed between
the state and the insurance companies,
instead of the state standing alone as
the champion of the people's rights
against the insurance companies. Mr.
Burges said: "I am convinced that the
Becomes Sole Owner of Bus
iness House on San An
Myrtil Coblentz Is now the owner of
he old Astor house property on San
Antonio street, occupied by Harry
Swain, a deed transferring a half in
terest in the property to him from Fe
lix Brunschwig having been Sled t
day. The consideration is 525.S32.' of
which $10,S32 was cash. The deed was
executed in Paris, France, where
Brunschwig now resides, on May 10.
The property has a frontage of 50 feet
on San Antonio street and is S6 feet
and S inches deep. By the transfer,
Coblentz becomes the owner of the en
tire property, as he "was already half
HADLEY HALL BURNS
WITH COSTLY RELICS
Albuquerque. N. M., May 23. Hadley hall, the science department of the
university of New Mexico, vra.v completely destroyed by fire early this morn
ing. The Ions is more than 3100,000.
The famous Indian hlxtorlrnl museum and gelogical collection, the for.
Bier almost priceless In vnlue, were destroyed. .
Crossed electric wires started the fire, and exploding chemicals made It
J spectacular to fight.
law Is the result of a well concocted
scheme. Apparently ft offers advan
tages to the public, but in reality its
benefits are almost solely to the Insur
ance companies. By an Inspector's abil
ity to raise or lower rates by pointing
out flr.vs in construction, rubbish,
peeled off plaster, etc., etc, or by his
failure to do so, a party may be favored
or fined, as the companies please. It
Is even illegal for a company to write
insurance at a lower rate than that rati
fied by the board, unless It makes pub
lication to that effect.
"The law is inlquitlous in that it re
moves the insurance companies from,
the operation of "the antitrust law. One
actuary makes the rate for all the com
panies, and they have the law of the
state of Texas to enforce It. The best
way to amend the present law is to re
peal It, and then pass another."
All day Monday, merchants, business
men and property owners -were sending
telegrams to Gov. Campbell, urging him
to have a special session of the legis
lature called-in order to repeal the in
JiaEajTce" law." " STt3S3"jcesof encourage
ment were also sent to S3ator-Huds-
peth at Austin. The policyholSeTjJtrteg-,
convinced that the only real remedy fori '
the increased rates lies in the repeal of
the law, and that no matter what is
done to reduce the hazard, the rates will
remain excessively high unless the law
Formal action against the Insurance
law was taken Monday morning "by the
directors of the chamber of commerce.
At a called meeting ,the following reso
lution was passed:
"Resolved, That the governor be re
spectfully petitioned to take such ac
tion as will result in the Immediate re
peal of the insurance rating board law in
order that our people be relieved from-the
onerous burdens Imposed by rates pro
mulgated thereunder, and that insur
ance companies be restrained from col
lecting premiums under these rates.
"El Paso Chamber of Commerce."
The resolution, together with the in
formation that It had been passed by
a unanimous vote of the directors, was
immediately wired to "Gov. Campbell at
Austin, the message being signed by D.
M. Payne as president of the chamber
Other Towns Asked to Aid.
In addition to the message to the gov
ernor stating the result of the meeting,
another message was drafted by the
chamber of commerce and sent to 70
cf the leading commercial bodies of the
state, which read:
"Please see press reports for actios
tctrcen by our citizens relative to re
peal of fire insurance rating board law:
"We request your co-operation In
asking Immediate repeal of this- law,
and ask that you kindly advise us of
your action as soon as possible.
"We are not opposed to state control
of fire insurance under act similar to
railway commission law, but prefer that
no new law be considered until next
regular meeting of legislature.
"El Paso Chamber of Commerce."
HUET AT GLOBE
Miner Picks Into Dynamite
That Had Not Been Set
Globe, Ariz.. May 23. An accident at
the Williams shaft of the National Ex
ploration company early this morning
will probably 'result in the loss of two
lives. Fred Falk picked Into a "missed
hole" and an explosion blew out both
eyes and fractured his skull. He is dy
ing. William Brown had his ribs,
broken and was perforated by pieces of
rock, and is probably fatally injured
Bert Connelly, the third man ill the
shaft bottom, will recover.
Mrs. Dr. E. H. Irwin and children
loft Monday afternoon on the Golden
State for Philadelphia.