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Willie It'a Fresh.
EI Paso, Texas,
May 26, 1910 --- 10 Pages
EL PASO B
1UH COMPANIES ARL
Agents Have Returned to D alias and Actuary's Men Are
Making Heinspections Here State Insurance Com
missioner Defends Law and A. Schwartz As
sails It Pump Station to Be Rebuilt.
What El Paso may expect from the
Insurance companies will be known be
fore the end of the present week. The
special agents of the companies who
were here to investigate the Insurance
situation have returned to Dallas and
will hold a meeting with C. B. Roulet,
the actuary for the companies, at his
office either Thursday or Friday. The
special agents will report to the actu
ary what they found in El Paso and
upon this report will depend the fu
ture course of the insurance companies
toward the city.
The reinspection of the city is being
made by the actuary's representatives
as fast as requests are received from
the local insurance agents and property
owners who desire to have their risks
reinspected. A. H. Rodes, who Is in
charge of the local office, says that the
requests for thee reinspeetions are not
coming In rapidly enough to keep the
increased force busy and that one of
the inspectors will leave Thursday
night for San Antonio. He is anxious to
have as many requests for reinspections
New Yorker Declares He Is
"First Son of King Edward
by His "First Wife."
DEMANDS CROWN OF
New York. May 26. John H. De
Guelph, of Brooklyn, who claims to be
a son of the late king Edward VII., sent
a message Wednesday to the upper and
lower houses of parliament and to the
people of the United 'Kingdom and Ire
land demanding the British crown.
After expressing sorrow at the death
of the king, the writer says that he.
John George Edward Rex, of Great
Britain and Ireland, "the legitimate
and lawful issue of the marriage of his
late majesty, king Edward VIL, and
the first princess consort, was unjustly
and unlawfully deprived" of his birth
right as the first born son of the right
He asks also of parliament that the
legitimacy of any and all marriages
contracted by any descendant of George
III. shall be duly recognized and re
corded in the usuaLJnanner.
CLARIS TO BE A
RELATIVE OF THE KING.
Zanesville. O., May 26. In a little,
lonely, poverty stricken home in
Woodsfield, Ohio, lives Mrs. Kate D.
TJllem, who says that she is a descend
ant of the English royal family.
The grandfather of king Edward VIL,
and her grandmother, she says, were
brother and sister, and she" claims to
be a descendant or sir James Mcintosh,
second son, according to her story, of
the earl of Somerset.
Mrs. Ullem is 60 years old.
NEW YORK OUTLAWS
: THE ORAL BETTING, TOO.
Albany, N. Y., May 26 The
assembly today passed a new
anti-oral bookmaklng bill by a
vote of 92 to 45, after several at-
J tempts to amend it had been de- J
feated. The bill now goes to the !
A. NEW BABY.
Jeff Darnell, of The Herald's adver
tising staff, is the father of a new
CUIUS TO BE TO
HEIR 10 II
AMERICAN FLAG NOT
INSULTED BY VENUS
OF NICARAGUA NA VY
"Washington, I). C. May 2C If the
schooner Rsiaucrzo, -which waigfrscarched
schooner Esfuerzo, which was searched
by the NIcaragunn gunboat Venus, was
fljing a United States flag at the time
tube was overhauled, as hns been re
ported, she was carrying the Stars and
Stripes without any authority, accord
ing to official adiecs received here. It
is not a boat of Aaierican register.
The schooner Is said to have a Nica
raguan register. She niay he party
owned by Americans but that In no .sense
entitles her to the protection of the
1 nited States as an American i essel.
V ruling froha "Washington is that the
Venus has forfeited her right of search
of American vessels.
Following tho search, the Venus and
another Mcaragunn gunboat, the San
Taclnto, were seen approaching Blue
fields bluff. The American gunboats
Paducah. and Dubuque .vere lying off
The fighting outside of Blncfields
continues without definite results.
General Lara of the Mcarajruan army,
seeiiinsr a position near the city, was re
pulsed by Gen. Estrada's artillery fire
and sustained small losses.
The sutustion at Rama remains un
changed. Gen. 2Icna, of the Insurgents,
Is checking every move made by Gen.
made as possible while the extra in
spectors are available.
It was reported Thursday that an
amendment to the El Paso schedule
would be made by which the ten cents
charge which has been made because of
the iron clad construction of the mesa
pumping station, would be removed.
Neither the actuary nor W. E. Ander
son, general manager of the water com
pany, have been advised of any such
amendment;. The city council today or
dered a change in the construction of
the mesa station to conform to the con
ditions of the schedule. After the re
ceipt of Mr. Roulet's message which
stated that by making the mesa and
Watts stations brick, the key rate could
be reduced, the changes were taken up
with the attornej's for the water com
pany but the company could not spend
the money and the city will do it.
San Antonio Joins Fight.
The -San Antonio Business Men's club
(Continued on Page Six.)
Merchants Ask City to Help.
Stanton Street Car Service
PUT INTO EFFECT
The Retail Merchants' association
unnts to hold a Fourth of July cele
bration this year and grants the city
to par half the expense. The request
was mads of the city conncll Thursday
Stanton street property owners made
a strong; plea for car service both ways
on that street.
At the request of the retail grocers,
the council put on its first reading,
an ordinance taxing hucksters, -who,
the merchants claim, undersell them.
Fifty deaths were reported during
tbe past week, but only four Americans,
and eight cases of smallpox now in ex
istence. The council confirmed the quarantine
The city approved the plans to build
a fireproof pumping station for the wu
ter company, to pret a lower Insurance
rate, the company to pay for it if the
city docs not take over the plant.
The reading of the minutes was dis
Fifty More Heaths.
The weekly report of city health of
ficer W. H. Anderson showed a total
of 50 deaths, four of which were Amer
icans; 42 Mexicans, and four negroes.
Twenty-three births were recorded, of
which eight were Americans, 14 Mex
icans and one negro.
The cases of contagious diseases re
ported existing are: Measels IS; small
pox, eight; typhoid fever, seven; chick
enpox, three; whooping cough, 55;
Eleven inspections of hotels and
rooming houses were made, four of
bakeries, 34 of restaurants, 120 of fruit
and vegetable wagons, 40 of fruit and
vegetable stores, 140 of meat markets.
Inspections were also made of 242 cat
tle, SO calves, 90 sheep, 156 goats, 25
laughter houses and 110 of dairies.
Sixty-four pounds of meat and 60
pounds of fruit and vegetables were
The report of sewer commissioner
J. W. Iladlork for the week showed 250
feet of sewer laid in block 49, Alex
ander addition. 10 y's puc in, six plug
ged sewers cleaned, 30 flush tanks and
(Continued on Page 9).
Cravcrria who has directed his strength
against Itnma unsuccessfully. The gov
ernment troops landed from the Venus
occupy a position on the coast but have
made no definite move. It is thought
they will either attack the bluff from
an inland position or make a detour and
cut insurgent communication between
Blncfields and llama.
The insurgents' strength In Bluefields
has been increased by the enlistment of
ESTRADA CHARGES PREJUDICE.
Xew Orleans, La., May -0. Declaring
that he has positive proof that mem
bers of the Central American court of
arbitration have indicated sympathy for
Tdadrlz, senor Estradn, head f the in
surgent forces, has issued a statement
giving his reasons' for declining to sub
mit arbitration to that source, accord
ing to a cablegram receUed here this
morning from Bluefields, Nicaragua.
The statement discussed the differ
ences between Latin republics and re
bukes Madriz for the policies followed
in mis representations to the foreign
powers of the real conditions in Nicar
agua. The only hope of the people, says Es
trada, lies in the movement he is lend
ing. Estrada ,saj he expects recogni
tion from the United States.
It Will Be Impossible to Im
port Small -Quantities Un
der Present Law.
The day of importing meat free of
duty for family consumption from Mex- wage boards were suggested a a solu
ico at border towns In Texas, Arizona tion of many industrial problems by
land California is past. It does not
seem probable that there v.rill again of ethics and economics at the St. Paul
be a return to the days when people seminary of St. Paul, Minn, in an .ad
on the border were able to cross the dress before the National Conference of
international boundary, buy their fam
ily supply and return to the United
States .with it dutj' free.
The department of agriculture has
promulgated a rule by which this can
be done, but it will entail so much
j work and expense on the part of the
! "TYtnn7i "nrprnmpnt thnf this will
hardly be brought about. Meat now
brought over the border must bear a
certificate of inspection "from a prop
erly constituted authority," and that
authority, according to Dr. T. A. Bray,
of EI Paso, is an official of the Mexi
can, government corresponding to the
packing house inspectors in the United
States. No such inspectors are sta
tioned at present at any of the border
cities so far as known, and even if
they were, it would hardly be possible
for them to certify every small pur
chase of meat made in a Mexican border
city so that the buyers could "clear"
their meats through the custom houses
on returning to the United States.
Order in Force Three Yenrs.
The order against the importation of
meats has been in effect so far as tho
agricultural department is concerned,
i-j Liit: yaoL Liiice yxra.is, uut ujic iiul
been enforced until recently. It was is- J factory conditona. of .the length of the
sued on July 1, 1907, under the provis- working day, of the age of the work
ions of the pure food law, and provides S child, of the manner of employment
that no meat or meat food products ' of women was met by the argument
shall be received from a foreign coun- ! tn-i It P"ts a new burden on the em-
try unless accompanied by a certificate
of inspection from a proper authority.
For a time this was merely enforced
against the importation of meats In
wholesale quantities, received at the
big centers, Avhere there are inspectors
of the bureau of chemistrj", but lately
there was brought to the attention of
the agricultural department the fact
that along the Mexican border, at San
Diego, Cal., at Nogales and Naco, Ari
zona; at El Paso, Laredo, Eagle Pass,
Brownsville and other points In Texas,
many residents are in the habit of buy
ing meat irom tne -Mexican outcners i
and bringingJMt over the"border- for
family use. The customs department
permitted a quantity to six. kilos to be
brought over, by any person and the
triffic was considerable. Inasmuch as
the Mexican butchers as a rule sell all
meat at the same price, the choice cuts
going first and the others after the
choice cuts are exhausted, many Amer
icans took advantage of the opportunity
to get their meats over the boundary.
The loss in trade to the home butchers
Closed All Butcher Shops.
In the case of Nogales, Arizona, it is
said that every butcher, in businessMn
the town of Nogales, Arizona, with but
one exception, had to go out of busi
ness, ana uiis man was about ready to
close when the order came from Wash
ington stopping this international traf
fic. Iu the meantime, there were sev
eral shops in operation in Nogales, So
nora, according to United States offi
cials who had occasion to look into the
It has been stated that different mem
bers of a family, where a large quantity
of meat was desired, would make visits
to Nogales, Sonora, from Nogales, Ari
zona, during the day and each would
bring back six kilos of meat, enough
t-o run a hotel or boarding house. This
led the department to take cognizance
of the traffic, this and the fact that the
department considers much of the Mex-
j ican meat unhealthy and even danger
ous, and the order against the importa
tion was issued.
It is stated by veterinarians from
the American side of the river that there
is absolutely no inspection in most Mex
ican butcher snops along the borjer
and that in many cases the flies blov
the meat while t is being dressed after
slaughter. It is also said that few If
any Mexican butchers ever loce a beef
steer, regardless of whether it gets a
disease or dies on their hands they
merely skin it, quarter it and put it
on the market along with the meat
slaughtered for consumption. The offi
cials of the government considered this
very dangerous to the health of Ameri
cans, and, taking it together with the
unjustness to the American butchers of
the free importations from Mexico, the
matter was stopped.
"When the conditions were brought to
the attention of the agricultural depart
ment, the cooperation of the treasury
department was asked, inasmuch as the
bureau of chemistrj' has no represen
tation at the small border ports, and the
secretary of the treasury issued a notice
on April 25 instructing all collectors of
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Papers Room With Postage Stamps By t. g. Turner
EI Pasoan Works Designs With Them: Represents Ten Years' Collection.
Ten years ago C. H. Lawrence, a local
wholesale grocer, conceived a unique
idea. Since "that time he has been sav
ing material for its accomplishment. For
more than three months he has been at
work with the material and today he
has accomplished his plan made ten
With the determination which makes
Rockefellers and Morgans, the El Paso
man has been doing no more than ac
cumulating canceled postage stamps
since the year 1S00, and for th( three
months he has been pasting them on
his bed room walls and ceiling at his
I home, 315 Chihuahua street. And now
lfUil1--t - -
Father Ryan Thinks State
Boards Should Fix Scale
St. Louis, Mo., May 2G. Minimum
the Rev. Dr. John A. Kyan. proressor
Charities and Correction here this
Father Ryan seriously suggests that
unless wages of the lower paid workers
of the country are raised and certain
parasitic industries are abandoned, the
stock of American workmen will rap
idly degenerate. He urged the estab
lishment of c. -': - which in
a given community would permit those
receiving it to enjoy a standard of liv
ing which would maintain or increase
their efficiency. He cited many prece
dents to show that it would be perfect
ly reasonable for legislatures to pass
such legislation as would be necessary
to create state boards with the ad
ministrative power of fixing a mini
In summing up the objections which
have been made against the abridge
ment of freedom of contract which
would" be established by minimum wage
legislation, the speaker said that every
successful effort of a labor union to
obtain more v. ages, shorter hours, or
any other improvement in working con-
ditons, and every legal regulation of
j ployer, and tends to increar1 the cost
of production and the price of the pro
duct. If the argument had prevailed a cen
tury ago, when it was first used, Eng
lish women would stMl be laboring as
beasts of burden, harresced to cars in
the depths of mines, children from five
years upward would still be toiling ia
the English factories 16 and even 18
hours a day under the lash of an over
seer, English laborers of all classes
would still be forbidden by- law to or
ganize for self protection; the era of
English wage slavery would have been I
Prolonged In ever Increasing
ness to tne present hour.'iftnd
generation of the city .population of J
ii,ngiana wouia nave oeen infinitely
worse than it has actually been. Ex- '
perience has shown that J.he injurious
results predicted by the opponents of
labor legislation and labor organiza
tion have not taken place.
"Wage Raising Crusade.
That a nation wide movement for
the raising of wage scales in many in
dustries has set In and that there has
been a quickening of the conscience
of the average American citizen in re
lation to the problems arising out of
underpaid labor was brought out by
Prof. Robert b. Chapin of the Depart
ment of Edo4iomics of Beloit college,
Beloit, "Wis. In an address before the
conference. I He presented the results
of a study of wage scales and family
budgets made among the coal miners
of Illinois, the meat packing Industry
of Chicago, the boot and shoe Industry
of Massachusetts, the teamsters of New
York, the iron and steel . workers of
Pennsylvania, and submitted evidence
to prove that the median wage of $10
to S12 a week for all the factory Indus- I
tries in the country, as stated by the
census bureau, is not a living wage in
cities like Xew York. Pittsburg and
Chicago, save, for a single man. Such
wages do not permit men to support
families in comfort. He showed that
in the industries and localities where
these wages prevail, there are always
found the natural concomitant of over
crowding in tenements or the crowding
of homes with lodgers, dependence upon
the earnings of mother and children and
recurring debt and destitution.
64,000 Blind In Country. j
In an address on the "Prevention of
Blindness" before the National Con
ference of Charities and Correction here
this morning, Dr. M. H. Post of SL
Louis, announced that there are G4.000
blind people in the United 'States, 16.000
of whom are those said to be "blind
"Practically all of these." said ii.
Post, "were infected at the time of neir
birth, owing to the negligence of th"
physician, midwife, or nurse. All '
these cases could have been preverred
by a very simple expedient."
He urged the better training of physi
cians and nurses, the compulsory reg
istration I of midwives, and the educa
tion of the general public in relation
to preventable blindness and its causes.
He gave as a reason, the fact that the
blind are largely dependent and in
stead of contributing to the wealth of
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he has, without question, the most
unique slumber appartment in El Paso.
There are fully C0.000 postage stamps
used in covering a 13x16 foot ceiling
and a border of a few inches in width.
The walls of the room are covered with
the grocer's returned checks of the
Spanish Avar time, each check bearing
a war stamp.
Art Study on Ceiling.
The celling is a study in mosaic. On
a basis of red two cent stamps are
found many figures, material for hours
of study. There are two comets in
green with "1910" marked between
them; two rabbits and a rooster and a
hen of one cent stamps, and "C. II.
Lawrence, Wholesale Grocer, Trade
Mark" worked In the same color. Also
there are a number of stars of Mexican
Miss Harriman Wed
ew York, 3Iay 2. Jn the little Epircopal church at Arden, ". Y., Miss
Mary Karrimnn, daughter of the late railroad builder, Edward H. Harriman,
was married today to "Charles Cary Rumsej, of Buffalo, a sculptor.
Simplicity in the extreme marked the ceremony because of the recent drath
j of t,,c bride father, who lleg burled
The greater part of the tioiieynioon
EXPLOSION THROWS 100
DOLORES RESIDENTS ARE VICTIMS
FAMILIES FROM HOMERS
Chihuahua. Mexico, May 20. At Dolcrei, Chihuahuaj a disastrous fire
broke out among the houses of the laborers ef the Dolores Slines company,
and destroyed the homes of 100. One man -was killed. The fire was caused by
an explosion cf powder in the house of one of the miners.
ROOSEVELT LL. D.
Students Have Pun WMi
Teddy Bear and Ex
President. Cambridge, England, !May 26 The
degree of L. L. D. was today conferred
upon Theodore Roosevelt by Cambridge
University. Mr. Roosevelt was given a
hearty reception by 3700 students of
the 17 colleges that make up the uni
versity. Mr. Roosevelt made, a brief
As Mr. Roosevelt accepted his diploma
the students who crowded the galleries
shouted "Teddy. Teddy" while the whole
audience c-heered. During the ceremony
the students swung a Teddy bear over
the center of the all, where it dangled
to the entertainment of everybody.
Mr. Roosevelt joined in the pleoKintry J
and as lie was leaving the building j
reached up and patted the toy bear with
&& 0$- -fr"-$--"C'
$ UOCIv ISLAND AFTER
TWO IOKE It AI LAV AYS
& New York, X. Y., May 26. A
- new cross continent lme is now
considered probable, as the
Rock Island may get control of
& the Wabash and Lehigh Yalley.
stamps and a side wall frieze of an
Collected Majority of the Stamps.
It is explained by the man with the
strange penchant that the stamps were
largely accumulated by himself, but
that impatience caused him to purchase
a quantity from small boys who ravaged
waste paper boxes for a supply. Each
stamp was soaked from Its envelopa and
dried in manageable form. In the work
Mr. Lawrence was assisted by his 1.1-j-earold
daughter, who papered most of
the checks on the walls of the room.
More to Follow. .
"Oh, no, I am not satisfied." said (Mr.
Lawrence after displaying his mottled
bedroom. "I am going to keep on sav
ing and buying stamps to paper another
in the graveyard beside the church
will be spent nt Arden.
ITS CREW LOST.
London, Khg., May 26. A tele
gram received at the admiralty
says a French submarine was
rammed and sunk In the Eng
lish channel today by the mall
boat running-between Calais and
Dover. All on, board the subma
rine drowned. '
( The name of the foundered
submarine was the Pluviose. She
carried a crew of 23 men.
BETS ON JUAREZ
Austin. Tx.. May '26 A clean cut, striking decision wan given by the
criminal court of appeals here ye-terdsy. upholding tha aati-race track gam
bling law passed by the 31st legislature, the court refusing to graat the ap
plication for a habeas corpus asked by Jack Walsh, of Graysoa coanty,
who was held on two counts for accepting and placing a bet on a race at
Juarex, Mexico,' February 1.
Lawyers for Walsh attacked the constitutionality of the law, criticising
the title and caption of the law and declaring that its provisions do not cover
interstate betting transactlonn and that this law is discriminatory and in vio
lation of the 14th amendment, that the law fails properly to define the of
fense: that the law Is so vague as. not to be understood and that the law
should be declared invalid because the portions criticised so closely relate to
all others as to affect the others.
Thecourt declared that It Is not nccnrj- that the bet shall actually be
placed In the state, nor is It necessary that the race happen, because the
law expressly forbids the action of betting.
RUNNING JEWS OUT
St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2G. An Moduo f Jewish families from
Kciv has begun. The total departures from that city up to last nll:t were
1100, the proscribed families belonging exclusively to the poorer classes. The
expulsion Ik attended by hnrronwlne sights.
The exodus Is compulsory and in fulfillment of an order of the Russian
government that all jew.s who cannot establish a legal claim to residence out
side the pale will return forthwith to th? confines definite in the original Jew
ish Hegregation law. The evicted ones were veritable paupers. Throughout the
day a straggling train or wagons passed out of the city gates, carrying tha
miserable household effects of the banished. Sobbing women clinging to little
"4ieM and sad faced men were alike escoted outside the town aud told to return
tothe places, of their birth.
A Scientist Says That He
Has It "Down to a Commer
" cial Fact.
An Atom of Silver and Quan
tity of Iron, All Becomes
Silver in Process.
Xew York, X. Y., May 26. The fumes
from an alchemist's furnace, heated to
a temperature of 4000 degrees ia the
worjd-old quest for tae secret of tam
ing base metals Into gold and silver,
-were what brought death to C. C Dick
inson, a New York banker, accordlag: to
a remarkable statement by Dr. I". "W.
lange, a Scranton pbysiciaa ia whose
laboratory the accident occarred. Dr.
Lange claims to have discovered the
long sought process and says ae had
Interested Mr. Dickinson la proposals
for taking up the Work, oa a large scale.
fMy discovers Ioae- which assets all
scientific theories," said Dr. Lange to
day. -I have discovered the means of
increasing an atom of pare silver by
the adltlon of base metals iron or
brass to a hundred times its sixe and
weight, the result still beiag pare sil
ver of equal if not greater fineness.
'Four years I carried the secret. I did
not daro helleve It myself. Night and
day for years I demonstrated it over and
again In my laboratory. I have taken
base metals of four different kinds and
successfully transmitted them Into sil
ver of the utmost purity and the prod
net has passed successfully the sharpest
scrutiny of the best assayers and an
alysts of the country.
"I even sent specimens of the trans
muted metals to the TTnlted States mint
and the report came back that the suh-
j stance -was pure. My explanation oi the
process Is on the theory of evolution. I
I believe evolution pertains to the inor
ganic as well as the organic things of
Prof. Lange said Mr. Dickinson, while
watching the successful experiment, in
haled the fumes, which developed
FHISCO'S WATER QUESTIOX
IS POSTPOXED AGAIX.
Washington, D. C-., May 26. The de
cision on the question of whether qr
not the Hotch Hetcny vailey in the
Yosemite National park is necessary to
San Francisco as a future source of
water supply has been postponed until
May next year in order that an exami
nation may be made into the sufficiency
of other sources of water supply at the
disposal of that city.
NEWSPAPER MAX DIES.
San Antonio. Tex., May 24. B. R,
Quarles, aged 55, a well known newspa
per man of Texas and Mexico, formerly
a -writer in the Xew Tork Snn, died
here this morning after a brief ill
ness. OKLAHOMA SHRIXERS.
Tulsa. Okla.. May 26. The Oklahoma
Shriners. several hundred strong; were
! guests here today of the Tulsa,
Shriners. The visit culminates tonight
I In a banquet. Four hundred covers will