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EI Paso, Texas,
June 2, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
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Aldermen 'Believe They Owe
It to All Citizens to Show
FURTH OF JULY
Council Is Willing to Help.
Discussion Oyer Remov
inga Party Wall.
The city council -will not be dictated
to by the labor unions or any other or
ganization in the city of El Paso as in
dicated by aVeport made to the mayor
and city council by tie street and grade
committee Thursday morning
A communication setting forth the
stand of the council relative to the mu
nicipal blacksmith shop was read by
alderman W. S. Clayton of the street
and grade committee and approved by
the mayor and city council wherein they
decline to increase the expenses at the
siiop by employing two men instead of
tiie one working there at present.
The matter of appropriation for tbe
proposed Fourth of July celebration is
still in abeyance pending the rendition
of a report by the retail merchants us
to wihat they desire the city to do.
The 'huckster license oixunance is still
in the hands of the police and sanitary
committee, as a -protest against its pas
sage lias been filed and alderman J31u
menthal asked for further time -to inves
tigate conditions before making any re
port. Reply to "Unions.
The report on the labor question fol
lows: "In regard to the communication of
tbe comaaittfee representing the. Central
Laboring union, I 'beg to report that the
board of aldermen has carefully con
sidered tie proposition contained therein
and in reply say that it feels that it is
representing the city at large; that the
city contains many people of many
minds and dispositions, who belong to
many organizations, religious, social, po
litical, fraternal and. mercantile in their
character besides the labor unions, and
that it is Wie council's bounden duty to
fairly, honestly and impartially repre
sent all of its people without fear or
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please all people at one time and that
dts actions are frequently misconstrued
and roundly censured twshile working to
what it believes to be for the best in
terest of the whole community. Never
theless this council must do its duty as
it 3ees it and not be swerved therefrom
by promises of reward or threats of ad
Council Asks No Advice.
"T&is council has been employed 03' its
citizens to conduct the affairs of the
city in the most economical manner pos
sible consistent with ihe best results ob
tainable and it 'has absolutely no right
to let others do the work that it is paid
to do, or shift the responsibility of its
office to other shoulders. The city coun
cil is always glad to "have the coopera
tion of the citizens and courts tiheir ad
vice and direction, but after all is said
and done, the mayor and council must
accept the responsibility of their own
acts, regardless as to whose advice it
fiWe firmly believe that at all times
when it is possible, that the citizens of
uur vil siiuluu ue given tne preference
of employment over i&ose of other cities
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CECIL LYON TO SEE MIGHTY HUNTER
Sherman, Tex., June 2 Advices received today from Cecil Ljon, chairman
of the Texas (Republican executive committee, now In Mexico, confirm the
report that ke vrill meet Theodore Roosevelt In mid-ocean vrheu the latter re
turn from Europe.
Lyon says his arrangements are already completed with the Htcamnhip
line, hut he will not charter a vessel as reported, as the cowt would he 10,000.
loon fears that the Taft administration is not favorably disposed towards
him end desire Roosevelt' cooperation.
$10,000 REWARD FOR
Louisville, Ivy., June 2. With a contribution by the city council last night
of $2500 to the fund offered for the arrst and conviction of the slayer of Alma
Kellner, the Syearold school girl, the reward has now reached $5000. This prob
ably will be augmented today by an'offer of governor Wilson of $500 In behalf
of the state.
Smaller subscriptions from five to a hundred dollars were tendered to
day by citizens of Louisville and It Is expected that before the end of the
week, the reward will reach $10,000.
A man answering the description of Joseph Wendllng, wanted In connec
tion with the murder, purchased a ticket from New York to Antwerp January
20. Wendllng was a foreigner-
Judge Mechem Sets the Date
For Hearing on Eeport of
HOLT AND SURGES
Monday, June 13, judge M. C.
Mechem will decide on the award of
$200,000 allowed by the appraisement
board for the. land condemned as neces
sary for the construction of the Ele
phant Butte dam.
If he should decide that this award
is just and the sum sufficient to re
imburse the owners of the property,
work will Immediately start on the
Bichard F. Burges received word
Wednesday that June 13 had been set
as the date for the hearing and H. B.
Holt, of Las Cruces and Mr. Burges
held a conference Thursday afternoon
in El Paso relative to the hearing. Both
will attend the hearing and endeavor
to have the judge act at once on the
finding. This will give the reclama
tion service the power to take posses
sion of the property and begin work on
the dam, or at least the railroad in to
HU3IAX LIMBS SCATTERED
BY AX EXPL.OSIOX
Fonr Hnndred Kegrs of Powder Pre
maturely Discharged in a Quarry
Xear Ogden, Utah.
Ogden, Utah, June 2. Four hundred
kegs of power were prematurely dis
charged in the quarry of the Union
Portland Cement company near the
"Devil's Slide" in Weber canyon, eight
miles east of Morgan. Seventeen labor
ers are missing and it Is believed all
were killed In the explosion.
The force of the explosion broke win
downs In the settlement at Devil's Slide
Legs, arms and heads of workmen were
and on the hillside across the can
yon a hundred yards from the quarry.
The body of a Hungarian was hurled
out of the tunnel with such force that
it cut In two a telegraph pole.
A tunnel had been driven into the
hill above the cement plant and 400
kegs of power placed therein.
The workmen were preparing to seal
the chamber preliminary to firing the
mine, when the powder exploded pre-
A curious feature of the explosion
was that no damage was done to the
company buildings in the immediate
vicinity but windows In ranch houses
far distant were shattered.
Telephone and telegraph wires were
torn dowrn and the first news of the
accident was sent to Morgan by cour
ier. It will take a week or more to restore
Allentown, Pa., June 2. In a prema
ture explosion of a blast in the stone
quarry of the Lehigh-Portland Cement
company, at West Coplay. Pa., today,
eight men were killed and throe se
riously injured. Three others were
missing, and are thought to be buried
under masses of rock.
It is believed something fell into one
of the holes being drilled, causing a
cap to explode. Three men were blown
COLORADO TO HAVE
CREAMERY AYD ICE PLAXT
Colorado, Tex., June 2.. The new ice
manufacturing company and creamery
was organized todaj. Practically every
Ice consumer hero is a shareholder.
Dirt will be broken within a week. The
capital stock is $16,000.
Then Coolly Gets Off and
Leaves Dead Body in Com-l
partment of Pullman.
HAD JUST BEEN
IN DIVORCE COURT
Seattle,' Wash., June 2. !Rcese Prosser,
an automobile salesman of Seattle, was
shot and killed on a train near Libby,
Mont., yesterday afternoon by his di
vorced 'wafe, Vera, whose "parents lived
Mrs. Prosser, who is voung and at-
J tractive, caused a sensation here several
months ago by attacking her husband
in a downtown office building. To re
porters she said he had squandered her
fortune and ill treated her.
Last week Prosser obtained a divorce
without a contest. Prosser and his em-
plover, G. W. Miller, started east two
days ago and it is supposed 3Irs. Prosser
intercepted them. Mrs. Prosser and her
former husband were riding together in
a compartment of an eastbound Great
Passengers in another compartment
heard a shot. Mrs. Prosser 'left the
train at Libby. After the train left
Libby, Prosser's body was discovered.
Word was sent back to Libby and
Mrs. Prosser was arrested.
The Prossers were married at Cleve
land five 3'ears ago and Prosser is said
to be a member of an excellent family
At the divorce trial Prosser testified
that his wife one time attacked him
with a carving knife.
TO FIGHT HARD
To Resist Effort of Govern
ment to Prevent Advance
St. Louis, llo.. June 2. Service in
the injunction suit of the government
against 25 western ra ilroa.es to restrain
them from advancing freight rates was
obtained on officials of the Missouri
Pacific, Wabash and Frisco systems
here today. t
Announcement last night that the
defendants proposed a vigorous contest
of tf-o restraining order, though not
expected, was taken In shippers circles
to indicate that the government had
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ment's action was a complete surprise.
so much so that officials here are un
able to decide quickly upon definite
action. From information this morn
ing, the old freight rates are In effect
to all points.
St. Louis attorneys for the railroads
Interested have received telegraphic
calls from Gardiner Lathrop, general
solicitor of the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe system, for a conference at
Chicago Friday. The obieet nf thr rnn.
ference is to prepare for a vigorous
contest of the government's suit.
Eastern Roads File Rates.
Washington. D. t. June 2. Revised
freight rates effective July 4 were filed
today with the interstate commerce
commission by the New York Central,
West Shore and Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western roads. There is some ad
vance In commodity- rates. The eastern
roads are acting independently of the
western roads in the movement for
higher freight rates.
Slay Go After More Roads.
Washington, D. C, June 2. Attorney
general WIokersl?am said this after
noon that he had not given thought to
the question of whether the government
should take action looking to Injunc
tion proceedings against eastern rail
roads which have filed increased tariff
rates with the interstate commerce com
mission. Texas Makes Complaint.
Austin, Texas, June 2. Allison May-
field, chairman of the state railroad
commission, today wrote senator Bailey
requesting him to vigorously protest
against the alleged discrimination by
the Federal government for failure to
act on the complaint filed by the Texas
commission before the interstate com
merce commission in 1909.
These complaints declared that the
southwestern railroads had violated thj
Sherman anti-trust law by conbining to
Mayfield's .letter is the result of an
announcement- that president Taft had
directed proceedings for injunctions
against the roads leading west from St.
Louis for a violation of a rate law simi
lar to those the Texas commission al
leges. Free Fun
GOOD FOR ONE
Washington Electric Park
5LS S?rt ? i1111611 of E1 Paso to have a good time at Washington Electric Park again today. It has purchased
nffS o !in.w r i6f 0t the leadinS attractions." Cut them out, boys and girls, and have a good time. Go out any time
after 2 oclock today. Take your coupons and enjoy the attractions. The Herald pays for your fun.
Welch Furniture Store Dam
aged Heavily by Blaze Or
iginating Near Elevator.
FIREMEN DO SOME
Damage totaling $20,000 to $30,000 was
done by fire which broke out Wednes
day night in the E. B. Welch furniture
The flames had gained good head
way before discovered and the varnish
ed furniture fed them so that they were
with difficulty contrdled. Nothwith
ing this, the firemen did some splendid
work and not only prevented a spread
of the fire, bit saved considerable of
the stock, although it is almost all wa
ter soaked. It is difficult to fix the
loss, but it wiil be heavy.
Buck Elliott, a watchman, was on the
roof of the Masonic temple and dls-
covered the flames and gave the alarm
at 8:40. Policeman Staggs about the
same time turned in an alarm. Boxes 13
and 14 bell rang. The firemen could
see .the flames and lost no time in get
ting to the scene.
In a few minutes the central com-
t pany had a line of hose laid to the
burning building. The Mesa and Sun
set companies also responded and four
leads of hose were soon playing upon
the burning furniture and carpet? while
another lead was ready to be used, but
was found unnecessary. Within a few
minutes the flames were under control
and in half an hour the fire was al-
I most entirely extinguished.
Starts on Second Floor.
The fire started in the second floor
and had coinniunl a ted :o the third
when the firemen arrived.
By good generalship chief Armstrong
confined the flames to ,the rear half
of the building on the two upper floors,
while the stock on the ground floor and
in the basement was not injured, except
Dy water. - ,
Although only those pieces of fur
i it ure and bedding kept in the rear
part of the building were entirely de
stroyed, the heat from the flames
warped other stock in the front and
blistered expensive tables, desks and
dressers while the lin-leum, of which
there was a large stock, was cracked
bv the heat. Water did as much dam-agr-
as "the heat.
Flames litre spoutin2 from the win
dows which had cracked and fallen to
the street before the firemen arrived,
and the glare on the skyline was visi
ble all about town. Many spectators
gathered from all pares of the city to
see the conflagration. All praised the
quick work of the firemen.
Firemen ."Work Well.
The success of the firemen is proved
bv the fact that the front part of the
building was uninjured except for some
stock scorched and damaged by water.
The flames, though the furniture offer
ed the best possible fuel, were confined
in the imain to the rear of the building,
where they were drowned out. Many
have commented mot favorably on the
slight actual fire loss, considering the
headway the flames had gained when
discovered and the combustible nature
of the stock.
L. M. Barber, who drives the big fire !
automobile, was standing on the fire '
escape on the second floor -vrhen a
window on the floor above broke and
fell. Pieces of the cracked glass struck
him on the leg and cut him slightly.
However, he remained on duty until the
fire was over. No other fireman was
Started at Elevator.
At the scene of the fire Thursday
n-orning, chief Armstrong said: "Tbe
fire evidently originated in the rear
of the freight elevator on the second
floor and, fanned by the natural cur-
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A TTEMPT TO
5. PFAST TRAIN
Iteno, Nev., June 2. The arreit here yesterday of a man who gave the
t name of C. B. Pryor and the reported arrest of several others at Truckee,
has brought to light details of an attempt by train wreckers to derail the
Southern Pacific Chinn and Japan fnt mail Tuesday afternoon on the banks
of the American river near a stretch o" snow .sheds.
Many pounds of fishplates had be?n piled on the -track at the summit of
the steep grade and a section of rail sp'ked across the track.
A "double header" was hauling the heavy train up the grade and pro
ceeding nt such a slow pace that the engineer of the forward engine .succeed
ing In stopping the train -iithln a few feet of the obstruction.
The China and Japan mail ! the
jimr Rciiicla. Cnl.. recently- nnl T-rl.lioi
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GOOD FOR ONE
Washington Electric Park
Cupid's Slide, the "Fiyin'
Jenny' ' and Oher Attrac
tions Entertain Them.
BIGr DAY AT PARK
FOR LITTLE ONES
"Say, papa, is heaven like dis?"
"I'll trade yer three cupld's slides fer
"What kid wants three flyin' jenneys
fer a slider?"
"Boo,hoo! Liz'beth rode on a camel
and I hadjt' take a green horse."
That isn't fair. Mary' got four
uncles and throe aunts and they all
take The Herald."
Daddy Herald entertained a few of
his children about 1500 of them out
at Washington park yesterday. And
Daddy Herald is going to entertain a
few more probably 2000 others; this
afternoon and tonight. It is the annual
frolic for The Herald family at the big
electric park, all at the expense of
Coupons by the bushel basket testify
that The Herald children have been
saving their free tickets to the park
amilsements. Every childless family
lta'pledgd its dally coupons to some
little neighbor, and when it is all over
tonight no doubt not a single free
coupon will have been wasted.
I-otn of .Joy.
Free, unadulterated joy reigned at
Washington park last night. Little
boys and girls climbed onto the wood
en animals of the merrygoround,
tumbled down the bumpity-bumps. and
packed the park theater, where moving
pictures thrilled. and funny men
There were only a few hundred of
Tho T-Tor.ilfl rhilr!rfn nt thf nl en si; rp
park in tho afternoon, and for a very
good reason. If children are not "wise"
to all the ups and downs of fun having.!
nobouy is. All who could came at night t
for the simple reason that the cupid'
slide-iirather hot -under the scorching
sun, just a little too warm for the
comfort of little behinds. And the
slippery s.lide was by far the most pop
ular with the little boys who traded
their theater and merrygoround tickets
for a sinsrle slide coupon.
Many Children There.
Between 1 and 'J oclock at night chil
dren held the attention of everybody.
Thy spent their free coupons with
great recklessness and then stormed
parents for ice cream sodas, and soda
pops. They romped over the green of
the park, little mechanics sons and
little merchants daughters blended in
the happy democracy of childhc.5.
It was the greatest event of me year
for The Herald family, and like all good
things, has only just begun. Today
will be a record day no doubt, and the
waxed boards of the slippery slide will
e polished as never before since that
time last year when The Herald fam
ily went a joy sliding.
HEAVY METEOR FOUXD
BY CENSUS ENUMERATOR
Santa Fe, X. M, June. 1. Census enu
merator Charles H. Berry, of Tres Ple-dra-s
Taos county, found a me'eor, pure
Iron, that weighed GOO pounds. It Is
five feet lonjj, three and a half wide !
and from four to eight inches thick. Its ;
edges are sharp except where its con-
tact with the earth flattened theon out
j to two inches. The meteor was found
1 at the south base of San Antone moun
tain not far from the Colorado line.
MEXICAN KILLS FAR3IEU:
POSSE MAY LYNCH HIM
an Antonio. Tex.. June 2. George
Scleier, a prominent farmer of Bexar
county, was shot and killed this morn
ing by a Mexican. The murder aroused
indignation in the community and many
farmers are armed and on horseback
searcir'ng for the assassin. If caught,
the Mexican will likelv be lynched.
Scleier leaves a wife and four children.
train that was held up bv mnskci! mon 1
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GOOD FOR ONE
rashington Electric Park
El Paso and Juarez Boys
Stealing Chickens and Bi
cycles in Dog Days.
BIKES AND CHICKS
Have the dog days anything to do
Juvenile crime is becoming very com
mon in the two cities of the border.
The youth of El Paso indulge in bicycle
larceny, while tfoeir Juarez cousins steal
chickens as a money making pastime.
Two Er Paso messenger boys thi3
morning recovered their stolen bicycles
at the Mexican police station. Stanley
Herskowitz lost his wheel Saturday and
has been forced out of work since that
time. Yesterdav he saw a Mexican boy
ridinr his treasured ''"bike" along Juargz
,trppl.e - u-haf-. Stanlev did was a
plenbv- tie pushed tme ooy irom tne
wheel and called for a policeman. Stan
leys wheel was returnea to mm tni3
morning. Manuel Frescas, also a mes
senger, lost his wheel in Ed Paso Satur
day afternoon, and the Juarez police re
covered the same at the place of a Jap
anese ''fence" in the Mexican city.
At present there are four Juarez
youtfcs confined in the police station.
All are charged, with chicken stealing.
Onein particular, Francisco de la Cruz,
has been, confined there off and on for
six months. He has kept up a contin
uous performance of larceny from citi
zens and escape 1 from the police. Fran
cisco is oruV eight years of aire, and for
that reason never has been behind lock
anj bar. Permission at list has been
received for his admission to the state
reform chcol at the citv of Chihuahua.
? The boy's father is now serving time
CANDIDATES IX RACE FOR.
NEW MEXICO COURT BEXCH
E K- WrfeM, Simla Tlonn, and ttnlph
' c- El Xemlner, Would Succeed
-Tndtce AY. A. Cooley. Ala-
Santa Fe, N. M., June 2. President
Taft has accepted the resignation of
judge A. "V. Cooley, of Alamogordo,
from the New Mexjco supreme court
bench. President Taft first refused, but
Cooley insisted. His successor i to be
appoimed thfc week and the leading
candidates for the place are: E. H.
"Wright, of Santa Rosa, now district at
torn ev, and TtaT-ph C Ely, an attorney
at De-miug. Luna county.
FIXED IirYIT.Y: CHARGED
Yi'ITII SMUGGLING WOMAN
Galveston. Te:... June 2. Captain C
""ter.or. of the Norwegian steamship
Dronning Olga, was today fined $500 j
by the collector of the port for alleged
violation of the navigation laws 1x1
iaiiing to ceciare a woman passenger
taken aboard at Newport News.
Peterson appealed to the Washington
authorities. It is the heaviest fine for
the offense ever imposed here.
EWIS7T COLONY TO BE
LOCATED NEAR HOISTOX
fnlfsto Tev . Juno 9 Tt Is o
rourced here today that wealthy Jews
of Texas will cooperate with Jacob
Schieff, of New Ycj-k. to purchase large
tracts of land between Galveston and
Houston for colonization. The purpose
of the project is to divert immigration
of the race from New York to Texas. -'
Settlers will be given land at a low
price and long terms.
NEWELL ANXIOUS TO
HURRY WORK ON DAM
Washington, D. C.. June 2. In the hearlnc: before the house committee
oa Irrigation, director V. II. Newell, in his testimony said he was ready to
push work on the Engle project as soon as placed In possession by the de
partment of justice. He said he has OOOjOOO' to rnsh work as fast as possible
ana explained the details.
Chairman Reeder says he now sees $0,000,000 In sight for pushing work
on the dam, and plenty more will be comiag when needed.
If the $30,000,000 In certificates can be Issued the government can rush
work much faster and maybe can construct another dam between Albuquer
que and Taos county on the Rio Grande.
Wiiat An Advertiser TMnks;
The Herald Gets the Business
Deuiing, N. M., June 1, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
Please insert the enclosed one-inch ad. at
once for one month in your valuable paper. I
enclose check for $9, being payment for same.
Please acknowledge and oblige.
I may say that I find your paper the best in
this part of the country to advertise in; mil al
ways do business with you.
Thos. G-. Aitken.
United States May Be Com
pelled to Intervene for
Peace in Nicaragua.
TO BE LANDED
Estrada's American Assist
ants Inflict Great Loss
Upon the Madriz Army.
Ne-ttr Orleans, La June 2. A TrfreleKi
from Blnefleldji by Tray of Colon, this
morning: says Estrada's forces are -Bcrrr
preparing: to capture the jroveramcirt
warship Yeans, completing: the rrat of.
he MsdriK force. Gea. Iara'a defeat
by the insurgents caused him a low of
400 killed and woaadtd yesterday aad
the remnant under his leadership i
fleeing: to escape oa the Ychhs. Es
trada has .sent the steamer Oasetepe te
Intercept the Venna and captare Lara.
Another wing: of Estrada's araiy Is
today proceeding; up the Escoaide riv
er to capture Gen. Chalvalre and his
army, reported defeated by the revolu
tionists at Rama. President Madrix Is
preparing: for flight in case both Laxa
and Chalvalre are captured.
Consul general Sussman, representing
the Estrada forces In Xicaragaa, this
afternoon received the following- cable
gram from Bluefields, signed by Es
trada: Oct armies are notv pursuing- the
fragments of the forces under lara at
Blueflelds, and Chalverre at Rama.
Ye eatpect to recapture Blueflelds bluff
this afternoon and thence send a com
mission to Washington akincr the "Unlt-
l ed States to recognize us as the Ma
driz army Is now a memory. Madriz to
day prohibited ships entering: the port
of Blueflelds TFithout permission, but
the American gunboat Paducah entered
I . S. MAY? HTERVEXS.
"wYashinsrton. T. C. .Tiinp 2. The
j United States, it was officially declared
today, has no present Intention of as-
suming a protectorate over Nicaragua
or in any way Intervening or recogniz
ing either party to the controversy un
til one faction or the other has ob
tained full control and is in position
to meet national and international' obli
gations. 3Iadriz Army Retreats.
A dispatch at the state department
from Capt- Gilmer, commanding the Pa-
ducah, at BlueSelds, states that general
Lj has been defeated by the Estrada
,n.M ,-: - fll11 trt ifh ,
remnant of his army numbering about
With the exception of these 300 men.
the only forces that Madriz has on the
east coast, as understood here, is a de
tachment on Blueflelds bluff, about 6
miles east of Blueflelds city, and a
force estimated at not exceeding 1000
men facing Gen. Mena. the Estrada
commander at Rama
It Is conjectured that Gen. Lara's
course of retreat will probably be down
the coast to Monkey Point, where he
j and his men might avoid capture by
boarding the Venus, but In anv event
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