EI Paso, Texas,
All the Xews
Herald Prints It First
While It's Fresh.
Washington, D. C, June 3- The government of Peru has Indicated Its In
tention of -withdrawing Its army from the Ecuadorean frontier June 4.
Up to this time Ecuador has failed to Indicate her purpose with respect
to the withdrawal of her army and officials here declare that If war between
Peru and Ecuador results, the entire responsibility will rest with Ecuador.
1 i nil 1 1 mi j I
n AM Jnu 1 J
ii L! nil uuuiiyu
Officials Believe Still That
They Have Power to Levy
a High license.
Alamogordo, X. M.. June 3. -The vil
lage officials of Alamogordo will most
likely appeal from the decision of
judge Mechem in -which he ruled against
Al-iniogordo in the saloon case. Jiajoi
Byron Sherry. stUl believes the general
. . s 0T,.n-n-or the vil-
laws oi uic lemiwij ""i-""
lage to regulate saloons, although
judge Mechem held thai the law under
which the town is incorporated.
ive this power.
Sneaking- of the case, mayor Sherry i
.ptro..iii& ". - ,c! !
said that If judge -Mecnem s ucli"
is correct, then all ordinances in .ncw i
Mexico regulating saloon licenses, are
xiu '. a.id void. He said:
"The point involved in the case J
-as as to the validity of the
ordinance relating to a liquor li-
It was claimed " '"c
part of the petitioner ior uie
v, , M-AinnTiPf -was invalid for
the reason that the legislature had not j
given the power to the boara oi wus
w tn pnnc.t the ordinance. The villas
of Alamogordo was Incorporated unde
the laws of 1909. which ot itseii uue
not frive the power to license, but my
contention is that the power is given
under the general act of this territory
relating to municipal corporations, com
piled laws. 1S97. Subsection is, oi cv-
tlon 2402, of saiawicx. pjuwue ..-.
unictpal corporations 'shall have tne
r.srht to license, regulate or piuuioa
the selling or giving away of any in
toxicating, malt, vinous, mixed or fer
mented liquor, and to determine the
orrimt o be uaid for such license.'
"I am informed that judge McFIe has I
.T,tii- 4n n similar case, involving
a similar case, "4"l,i"& i
nf an ordinance of the ;
viliage of Aztec, held that villages have j
the power to license, reguiaie or pro- ,
hibit the -sale of intoxicating drinks. As
the question involved is one of gen
eral interest, I presume that judge .
Mechem will file a written opinion."
History of Case.
tiip saloon at this place had remain-'.,
el closed since April 1, or since the "sa-
loon ordinance" went Into effect where- i
by the retail liquor license was fixed j
ar $3000 per year. The reason given 1
for closing the saloon was that $3000 J
liopnse was nrohibltlre, that the busi-
ness of the saloon did not justify such
a high license. The ordinance creating
the $3000 license was passed hy a
unanimous vote of the viHage trustees.
Then, when it was -seen that the saloon
n-a closed and remained closed and
that $3000 license was prohibitive, three J:
of the trustees prepa.reu tiu uiicic ..
amendment to the "saloon ordinance,"
T( ducino- the license to $2000. The may
or, acting under and by authority giv
en Mm hy an ordinance, refused to ap
prove this amendment, and the matter
of "high license" remained as It was,
oven as "though no amendment had ever
Y(n offered. Frank M- Beach, general
manager of the Alamogordo Improve- j !
anert company, stated that hi company
wou'd have paid the $2000 licens and
allcrwed the matter to go without an j
attack by the company, but since it j
nppeared that there was no way to get j
the "high license" reduced, tha improve- !
sment company, acting upon advice from '
its attorneys, J- E. Wharton, of El j
Paso and J. L- Lawson, of this place,
deermlned to settle the saloon ques- J
t.on one way or the other, and so the
i,m o rmvnAi i T-Yintinn nf ihp
"saloon ordinance" in order to make j
t'oct via trhich was done, ami tbe I
case was argued before judge Mechem j
r-rnt-,rxTr inct Rnturdm-
5i t Cnrrlzozo last Saturday.
Other Ordinances Xot Attacked.
It is a mistake that all the ordin- j
ances were attacked. .T. E. Wharton
ruthorizes th statement that only the
"saloon ordinance" was attacked, and
tat upon the grounds that the author
ities of the village of Alamogordo had
vcr legal right to levy license upon the
saloon, and this was the only ques
tion before the court for a decision.
This is the first time, so it is stated,
that such a case has been acted upon
bv a Xew Mexico court affecting the
saloon licenses - of village incorpora
tions. Willing o Pay 53000.
Mr. Beach, when interviewed, stated
(Continued on last page)
TEXAS ROADS ARE
SPENDING MdRE THAN THEY TAKE IN
MAKING NO MONEW
Austin, Texas, June 3. The gross earnings of the railroads for nine months
ended March 31, show an increase ove.r the KTiaie period last year, according
to a statement issued hy the railroad commission today.
The operating expenses are shown to he about three million more for the
same period, while the increased income from the operation of the roads is lens
than a million more than for the last nine mouths ending March 31 last year.
The expenses show a slight increase oier the earnings. Freight earnings
and the income increase is shown to be very small.
Also Hits Socialists and
Loses His Overcoat and
A MONUMENT, TOO
Ada. O., June 3. President Taft is j
becoming' as prolific a speaker as his
Today he took
rap a mucKraivers.
Socialists in one and the same
j and j the mlnlslry medi-
. . . -
cine, teaching, farming and modern in-
dustrial conditions all
treatment in Mr. Taft's
came In for
discussing journalism the president de
nounced "muckraking" and expressed
the belief that this "unjust phase or
oy!:t tt-111 ennn ho rt tiling
m-Kipaiici v ........ ... - --
oi tne past" Hepraiseu iubuuuib iuue-
velt's crusade against mucnraKers in
Socialism was denounced by the
president, but -was referred to as one
of the problems that -will have to be
cunsmercu uuimb u; ucc 6cncit.-
The address was delivered before the
graduating class of the Ohio Xorthern
Goes to Michigan.
Detroit, Mich.; June 3. President Taft
will visit Detroit tonight,
if AT TIE
visit to this city since he was elevated! former s private oitice before the busl
tn tho T,rinr.v. -ccill ho marked bv nn neS? of the evening was finally started,
elaborate banquet given by the De
troit board of commerce.
Early tomorrow morning the presi-
dont and party n go to Monroe, i
Micil f to attend the unveilin
- n. i
; ui etii.
equestrian statue of Gen. George A.
Custer, who with all his men, was
kilied by Sioux Indians at the battle
of Little Big Horn In 1876.
From Monroe the president will go
tQ JacksOTlf Mich., to participate to
anorrow afternoon in the dedication or
i,w0 (.nmmomnnitinf th nrsraTiia-
tion of the Republican party at Jack-
SQU in -un lg54
Loses His Clothes.
Philadelphia, Pa., June 3. After the
j arrival of president Taft at Bryn Mawr
I yesterday at 11 oclock, his suit case
! containing his cap and gown were mis-
ad an(j ne --35 obliged to deliver his
address clothed in his traveling suit.
The missing suit case was discovered
shortly before the president's depaiure
hut after boarding the train he found
that he had forgotten his overcoat,
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SHORT OX RAIX;
LOXG OX HEAT
It continues drj in El Paso.
The shortage in precipitation for
the year Is now 1.62 Inches since
the first of January. But we
are still making up for the lack
of precipitation in an over sur
plus of temperature. It has been
so hot since the first of January,
that El Paso now has an accum
ulated excess of 252 degrees, or
an average of 1.7 for every day
thus far this year, above the nor
mal. . . :
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FORT AVORTH CITV C03I5IISSIOX
WOULD EXD LIXEMEX'S STRIKE
Fort TVorth, Texas, June 3. The city
commission here this morning passed a
resolution urging the Southwestern Tel-
ephone company to arbitrate Its dlffer-
ences with linemen who are on a strike
nere and who nave indicated a wiiliner- t
ness to have uninterested persons settle
the controversy. The linemen demand
Increased pay of oO cents per day. Last
week a petition sisrned by several thous-
customers asking for arbitration
presented to the telephone com
. The officials declined to act.
DAMAGE IX AUGUSTA
Augusta, Ga., June 3 The city
was thrown in darkness at 10
oclock last night, and the streets
strewn with uprooted trees,
every telephone knocked out and
the trolley system disabled, as a
result of a tornado lasting
about 18 minutes. No fatalities
have been reported.
C 1 In H I L K Glenn Curtis and
School Board Elects Teach
ers for Year and Increases
CHIEF IS NAMED
No summer salaries will be paid the
teachers in the El Paso public schools j
this year and probably none "will bo
pa-id next rear unless the finances are
improved to such an extent that there
"trill be enough cash on hand to -warrant
the outlay of the money for this pur
pose. However, the salaries of six high
school teachers were raised from ?133.33
per month, to $13S.33 per month, after
a long discussion as to the propriety of
raising the salaries at this time, when
r money is so scarce.
I IL M. White, a teacher In the high
j school, was appointed principal of that
scnooi to mi tne vacancy caused by tne
promotion of X. R. Crozier to the su
perlntendencv. Rene De Sevier was appointed teacher !
of French and German at a salary of j
?13S.33 per month. This is a new chair
created unon the susnrestion nf Vassar
college, which has recently affiliated !
the El Paso high school. De Sevier was
t formerly professor of modern languages
j at the El Paso Military institute.
j Pr- E- H- Irvin. of the external com-
niittee, reported that his committee had
' "mice, i cpui icu liiiii ms cuiiuiiiiiue iiau
t rente(1 a ilouse on Rio Grande street
opposite the Mesa school for 25 per J
j month to be used by the manual train- j
Img department next year, as that Is
cheaper than two new rooms can be con
structed in the high school. i
j Special Meeting, j
iAll this was decided at a called meet- j
ing of the school board, held at the of-
flee of superintendent X. R. Crozier at
the Me?a school Thursday night, there
I being present trustees H. A. Carpenter,
j R. L. Dorbandt, B. M. Worsham. John H.
Harper. W. L. Peabody, E. H. Irvin and
I TV. H. Winter and superintendent X. R.
Crozier and E. A. Ross.
The meeting was caHed for S oclock
but both trustees Peabody and Dor
bandt were late in arriving and when ?
they did reach there the internal com
mittee held a long conference with su
perintendents Crozier and Ross in the
President Carpenter called for a re
port from the -Internal committee. Two
,;r; "ln,M;:;, Z Z,
-"-'-- -v4 . --.i wi m me n-
arles to be paid, it being recommended'
that if summer salaries were to be paid
the salaries should remain the same as
this year and if not, then those of some
of the high school teachers were to be
raised to $150 from $133.33 per month.
Kindergarten Teaeherx Itnisea".
Following the reading of the report
secretary Harper said: "Before the
adoption of that report, I should like to
submit an amendment- Miss Dixie Fas
sett and Miss Emma Hoffman have
been teaching in the kindergarten de
partment for the past 10 years and
they are not receiving as much pay as
some of the teachers in the manual
training department who have been
teaching but two years. Therefore I
think it only just that they should re
ceive $S5 per month."
Dr. "VTorsham then said: "These lists
were arranged without summer salaries
and there are others in which, if sum- j
mer salaries are granted, the salaries j
uie nxeu at me same as last year.
"Winter said: "Why is there a differ
ence in the salaries paid to the princi
pals of the schools?" and Worsham re
plied: "They are based upon the number
of rooms in the various schools."
R. L.. Dorbandt said: "I make a motion
that we discontinue the summer sal
aries; I do that because we are short or
funds." He then moved the acceptance
of the report for the nine months sal
aries, which was seconded by Irvin.
However. Harper stopped the adoption
of the report by offering the amend
ment that the two kindergarten teach
ers referred to be paid $S5 per month
instead of $70 as at present.
Winter said: "As I understand it. you
have not raised the basic salaries of "the
grade teachers while the salaries of as
sistant teachers in the high school have
Peabody said this was so and Winter
j replied: "I move that the salaries be the
same as last year."
Ilfjrh School Teachers.
. LV'H ae
- , : - -" j l"i
dent Carpenter and, seconded by Dor
banat. unanimously passed.
Winter again took the floor and said:
n uiere is any good reason why the
high school teachers should be raised,
I would like to know it and I will with
draw my objection."
Worsham said: "Tbe reason, Mr. Win
ter, is that several of the teachers in the
high school are men with families de
pendent upon them and this will make
a great difference to them."
Winter asked for a vote on his
amendment, which was supported by
himself, Dorbandt and Harper, and op
posed by Worsham, Irvin and Peabody,
so president Carpenter was called on to
cast the deciding vote. He said: "Well,
they will go to floO. '
Harper said: "I am not In favor or
lowering salaries. I am always In favor
of raising them where possible but I
feel that the ward school teachers
should be raised the same as those in
the high school." Winter then moved
that the salaries be made $135 instead of
$l.',.i. uorbandt seconded the amend
ment, which resulted in a tie, the trus- j
tees voting the same as on the previous
amendment offered by Winter. I
Merits of Teachers.
Taking up the matter. Harper said:
"I have never voted against a raise In
salaries, but you have teachers In the
high school who have nothing but per- i "b
manent certificates while some of our
teachers in the grade schools have di- !
Irvin said: "I never heard of a cltv I 4"
where the high schools did not pay bet- j 4"
Harper: "I am in favor of that, but if 1 "S"
that be the case, then you shouh" have
better teachers." I -Ji
Peabody: "It has always been the "5
idea to make 50 percent of the teachers
In the high school men and the other
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ig,: ;?$. w& :?; : - - ;V ''": S- '''t&-
The upper photograph shows Glenn H. Curtiss leaving the ground on the
Xew York. This was nt Poujrhkecp.sle, X. Y., There he landed for supplies of
Below, on the left, the aviator Is shown with Bripr. Gen. AV. D. Howe (on his
Howe, of El P.tso, and other officers after the lnndinpr at Governor's Tslaad. On
Mrs. Curtlsi taken In front of the machine In'which the wonderful flight Trna
1 III IS2HJL Uil
1 i B bf ' e 1 fi 1 Ib
No Chance to Get Any Con
cessions From G-eneral
Agents; Local Men Tied.
The insurance men of Texas the gen
eral agents, the big bosses seem to
think the people are going to stand for
the new law and in a short time forget
its nnnrpssiveness. and that all will
soon be all right- Extend the time for
paying premiums or hold to the old
rates pending a settlement? Not foi
the insurance men. It is a case of "come
through with the premiums or get no
Local agents have taken up the mat
ter of rates with their chiefs and all
get the reply that there is nothing do
ing. "We can't discriminate," Is the
plea; "if we let El Paso have the old
rates, temporarily, it will be discrimin
ation against other Texas cities," they
say, failing to add that it would set a
precedent by which other Texas cities
might also make a fight for justice.
William Moerrer has received leters
from three general agents and each
pleads that "under the law we have no
authority to allow you to collect the old
rate or to hold off collection of pre
miums pending the settlement of ap
peal0." They each refer also to the
action of the law preventing discrim
ination." Several other agents have received
letters of a similar nature.
The local agents are therefore com
pelled to collect the rate as prepared
I for El Paso. They have no other altern
"Whole State Howls.
Austin. Texas June 3. Because it
thinks the public oelieves the key rates
announced are rates made officially,
which is erroneous, .the fire rating
board this morning gave out a state
ment saying it will not announce for
publication the receipt of any more key
The rates will be open to the inspec
tion of the public but no more formal
statements will be made to the press.
This action Is believed to be the re-
sult of a storm of criticism which has
arisen from various parts of the state
on account of increases made by the
actuary or the companies
OX ItAIIW.Vi MEASURE.
Washington. D. C. June 3.
A conference of Democrats and
senator prior to the meeting
of the senate today was
hefld for the purpose of de
termining the course to be pur
sued on the railroad bill. They
failed to bring about any agree
ment. Some favored voting for
the bill as amended, but others
would not assent to such a pro
Gen. Howe, El Pasoan's Father
,,. '." ' f 4 f y ' 'v -.. -W"
ELEPHANT BUTTE DAM
ORDERED TO GO ON
AHEAD OF ALL OTHERS
Secretary of Interior Sets Date for Beginning Work and
Orders That When It Starts, There Shall Be No
Delay Commencement Will Be Short Time
After June 13, When Court Approves
Award of Commissioners.
Work should begin on the Elephant
Butte project right after June 13.
Nothing now remains to be done be
fore the actual operations, on the pro
ject is begun but the formal affirming
of the finding of the Socorro commis
sion which condemned the land to be
used for the dam. reservoir and the
railroad rightofway. This will come
up before judge Mechem at Socorro as
soonas he opens court on June 13. As
tne affirmation is only a legal form, it
js expected that it will be attended to
among the very first things taken up
by the court.
Then the $200,000 deposit will be
made with the Socorro county clerk
and with this done, the last formality
will have been complied .with, the di
rector of the reclamation service will
flash the order from Washington to the
district engineer's office here and work
will begin immediately on the con
struction of the railroad from the San
ta Fe main line to the dam site. This
is the first real unit in the project
proper and one of the most important,
as the road is necessary to get ma
terials and machinery to the site of the
X. t a m 1-a..v. rt.1- nr.tST.fk TTrT.lr- r n
j Ulfci UillU UClUi O lil Hv.tl C " " - -.
be done on the wier itself.
Ahead of Other Work
Secretary Ballinger has made a writ
ten order to proceed with the work at
once, as the Elephant Butte project in
his opinion has precedence over all
other projects because of the treaty ob
ligations with Mexico. This information
was received from Washington Thurs
day evening in the form of a telegram
from congressman W. P.. Smith who
wired R. F. Burges as follows: "Sec
retary of interior has miide a written
order to proceed with preliminary
wrok, declaring the treaty requires
speedy construction of the dam. His
order says Engle project must have
precedence over all other reclamation
projects, and that nececsary allotments
will be made.
"Newell only .awaits advice from you
that money may be deposited in suit.
Mr. Burgess reply to the congress
man's message containing the good
"Accept renewed assurance of our
profound gratitude and Intense satis
faction at this crowiing order from
secretary. Court has set hearing on
hearing exceptions to award for June
13. Under our construction of statute
we expect order giving us Immediato
Mexico Has Date Set.
From Mexico comes the assurance
that the dates for the beginning and
completion of the project have been
agreed upon by rhe United States and
Mexico, making the early completion of
the big dam doubly sure. This infor
mation was received by Felix Martinez
in a letter from Mexico City and a part
of it read: "In response to the requests
of Mexico, an agreement has been sign
ed between the United States and Mex
ico fixing a date for the beginning of
second leg of his trip from. Alb amy t
oil and jrasoline.
left) father of district aitorney "W. T.
the riht Is a photograph of Mr. and
i work on the Elephant Butte dam and
for concluding the wor:
To Begin Wort,
Engineer W. M. Reed, who will have
active charge of the preliminary work
as district engineer of the reclamation
service, said this morning that he hoped
to have the railroad line built to the
dam and the equipment in place ready
to take advantage of the next low wa
ter stage of the river to begin work on
the dam. This means that before July
1, 1911, the concrete machines will be
grinding out the stuff that is to make
up the greatest dam In the world. The
district engineer fixes upon 1914 as the
probable time for storing he first wa
ter behind the big dam and from that
time on, there will be a surplus of wa-
ter m lake B. M. Hall for the use of
the valley ranclyjrs during the dry
Mexico has proved io De the best
friend of the valleys of the Rio Grande
and to the republic of the south is due
a great part of the credit for brino
Ing the Elephant Butte project to tiie
point where its ultimate completion Is
absolutely assured. To foreign minis
ter Enrique Creel, El Paso's best friend
In Mexico, Is due the thanks of the en
tire Rio Grande valley for It has been
through his tireless efforts that the
project has been placed first on the
list of reclamation service activities to
Felix Martinez, of the Water Users
association, will leave for Mexico City
Sunday on business connected with the
international project and will probably
call on former governor Creel while
BALI. AVIXS EXGL.ISH GOLF
CHAMPIOXSKIP SEVEN" TIMES
London. Eng., June 3. Veteran John
Ball today won the "amateur golf cham
pionship of Great Britain, defeating C.
Aylmer in the finals, ten up. nine to
play. This is the seventh time Ball has
HERALD DAY FUN FOR LITTLE ONES
"It wtiK the biggest crowd of children we ever had at the park, said
manager Frank Rich Friday, referring to the rccoud Herald's children's day at
Washington Electric park Thursday.
"We carried over 4000 passengers on the merrygoround during Thursday
afternoon and evening, and we have not counted the coupons tnlcen in nt the
rfide. The collectors have two shirt boxes full of coupons, and it was n solid
stream of hoys and girls that flouted down the slide from the time the sun be
gan to sink until late last evening.
"The theater hud to give three performances In the afternoon to accom
modate The Herald children, and ainight the place was crowded continuously."
June 3, 1910 - - - 12 Pages
Anti-Foreign Uprising Is
Being Urged by Placards
in Chinese Towns.
READY TO ACT
German and British Cruiser
Can Also Land Forces to
Pejun??, China, June 3. Corrals at
Xanking report native dtotsrbexa la
that city have assumed openly sr la
sultlngr attitude toward foreigners ana
have defiled the Trails of the Aaaerfcaa
consulate in. a disgusting manner.
XT. S. WAB.SHJTPS OX SCEXE.
Washington, ID. C, June 3. The city
of Xanklng-, China, has leea -posted.
with placards Inciting "the people to tne
destruction of foreign life and property.
The feeling- In aeveral provinces of
China are still giving: the aathorities
Minister Calhoun nt Peking, in re
porting conditions at Xanking, says
the cruiser Xew Orleans is there and
prepared with the Gernsaa and British,
warships to land a considerable force I
necessary to protect the f creign consul
ates. REVOMJTIOX FEARED.
Peking, China, Jinee 3. Threats that
a revolution will he launched June 5,
the date set for the opening of the
Xanklng exposition, are causing the
Chinese merchants to flee with their
treasures to the country districts,
where they are burying their -wealth.
All diplomats at Peking think an out
break in the provinces south of ta-;
Yangtse-Kiang river is likely to occur.
ONE MAN IS KILLED
Another Is "Wounded, Mve
Haye Got Away and Two
Brenham, Texas, June 3. One dead
and one wounded, five likely make good
their escape and two -closely surrounded
by officers and deputies In a posse are
the results to noon today of the desper
ate attempt to get away from the
guards, made by nine convicts In the
Santa Fe camp near L.yons, Burleson
county, Wednesday night.
Carl McLaughlin was killed by the
guards in the attempt and J. !. "Wolf
was shot In the right foot.
Seven others fled. Two are believed
to be surrounded in the broken country
near the county line according to re
ports received here at noon today.
TEXAN IS HANGED
Clarendon, Texas, June 3. G. R. Mil
ler, convicted of the murder of Floyd
Autrey, of Fort Worth, In a box car
j between Wichita Falls and Clarendon on
the Denver road March 29, was hanged
by sheriff Patmon here at 11 oclock this
morning-. The man's neck was broken,
and death was Instantaneous.
SPEXD ANY MORE MOXEY
Improvements They Had Expected
Make on Money from Increased
Rates, Cannot Be Made.
Chicago, 111., June 3 A.t least $200,
000,000 which American railroads had
tentatively arranged to spend In re
placements as a result of Increased
revenue from the advance In freight
rates they had expected, must now be
used to stave off ruin, according to a
statement made by Slason Thompson,
of the Railway News bureau here to
day. r ;
JILTED LOVER ILL.
Bisbee, Ariz., June 3. Arthur
Pentais was shocked into sudden
illness at the news that his
sweetheart had asked him to re
turn her photograph. He is at
home suffering with high fever.
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