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AH the Xewas
El Paso, Texas,
June 23, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
Herald Prints It First
While It' Fresh.
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li 1 1 1 1 if III
Says All Is Now Quiet, But
That Troops Are There
and Officials Are Nervous
TROUBLE IN SONORA
Bisbee Review Says Immi
gration Men Say Mexican
Families Are Leaving.
Bltsbee, Ariz., June 23. According to
the Bisbee Review, as an act of pre
caution the funds in possession of the
Mexican collector of customs have been
shipped to the National Bank of Mex
A company of Mexican soldiers in
command of Capt. Cisneros. arrived at
Xaco, Sonora, from Cananea, on a
special train at 4 oclock yesterday
morning' and are camped across the
line, where they are guarding- the Mex
ican custem house, postoffice and fed
eral telegraph building from possible
Yesterday afternoon the command-
'ng officer at Ft- Hauchuca received
orders from the "war department at
Washington to hold two troops in
readiness to proceed to the border im
mediately In the event of trouble
across the border.
On the surface everything- is quiet
nnd peaceable at Xaco. A visit -of a
Review correspondent yesterday after
noon found the inhabitants going about
t"!r daily vocations as usual, and the
excitement of the night previous, oc-""2Pi-ned
by information received by
-e Mexican consul that an attack by
revolutionlsts could be expected was
Mexicans Come to Arizona.
That the Mexican authorities placed
some credence in the report Is evi
denced by the presence of the soldiers,
who will be kept In Xaco until after
the elections are held on June 26.
The American immigration officers
on this side of the line report the
crossing of several Mexican families to
this side of the line. In conversation
the women vouchsafed the information
that trouble was expected in Sonora.
Some of them fixed the date June 24;
ON COST OF LIVING
"Washington, D. C, June 23. Kepub- t
licans and Democrats do not agree as to
me causes lor tne increase in tne cost j
of living between 1900 and 1910. The
majority report of the special senate
committee which has been Investigating
the question was submitted to the senate
today by Lodge, chairman. A meeting
was held prior to the presentation of
the report and the minority members
protested against the character of the
findings. After a long argument, they
were authorized to employ an expert to
gx over the report of the majority and
prepare minority views.
Public nulldings Bill.
By unanimous consent the house non
concurred in the senate amendments to
the public buildings bill and the meas
ure -will be sent to conference.
Postal Saving; Hanks.
After voting- down several amend
ments the senate decided, 44 to 25, to
concur In the house amendments to the
postal savings bank bill and thus took
the last legislative step necessary to
the establishment of a postal savings
bank in the United States. The meas-
3Tew York, June 23. Porter Charlton, husband of Mr. Slorj- Scott Castle
Charlton, whose body was found stuffed In r trunk taken from Lake Conio,
Itay, recently, was arrested as be stepped froai the stenmship Prinzes Irene
la Koboken today.
Charlton first dended his Identity but, after being given "the third degree"
admitted that he was the husband of Mrs. Charlton and then made a signed
statement confessing the murder to the Koboken police.
Charlton said he and his vrlfe had been having supper together at the
villa on Lake Co mo and they engaged In a violent quarrel. Charlton said his
wife ivas one of the best women In the world but had an ungovernable tem
per and she called him a vile name, and Anally, when he could stand her abuse
ho longer, he attacked her with a wooden mallet.
The young man said he struck her over the head three times, knocking her
unconscious and killing her as far as he knew.
He said he then placed the body In n trunk, which he threw Into tha
While Charlton was being sweated he became infuriated, and, drawing a
revolver, tried to shoot chief of police Hayes. He was dlsniwied and a few mln
wtes later confessed the crime.
Capt. Scott, brother of Mrs. Charltos, materially assisted the officers In
effecting the capture of Charlton, whose careful description he had given.
Capt. Scott took one Rlance at Charlton as the police were lending him to the
station and said: "That's Charlton." Scott obtained a ten days' leave of ab
sence and made it a practice to watch a'l incoming steamers.
Washington, D. C, June 'JH. Paul Charlton, a law officer in the bureau of
insular affairs, as soon as he heard that a man said to be his son, Paul Charl
ton, was arrested, left his office and departed from the city, presumably for
SOLDIERS WITHDRA WN
FROM NACO; RURALES
A CT1VE ALONG HORDE
Cananea Sonora, Mexico, June 23. The 110 soldiers who went to Xaco Tues
day morning- have returned here. The rurales are now guarding Xaco.
Chief of police Rafael Lopez has returned home. It is said there was no
mystery about his absence. He has been visiting; his pnrents at Altnr.
Col. Kosterlltrky has returned to Xaco after spending; the night here.
He &och to San Pedro from Xaco. 1
Kosterlltzky's men number In all 60, and they are scattered from Agrun
Prlets, opposite Douglas, to Xogales, besides some being; stationed at Mag"
dalenn. These .men are -watching- the line for smugglers who have been very act
ively engaged in bringing; in arms nnd ammunition iu small amounts, with one
The report that 43 rifles were taken at CMvntern, including; much ammu
nition, is denied by officials. Also that 12 rifles and ammunition were taken
at a house In Buena Vista.
Xo trouble will surround the voting;, officials say and they declare that
any legal citizen has the privilege of voting, as It Is on the Australlnn system
and the ballots are folded up when placed in the ballot box. The anti-Diaz
men will not be molested and will be permitted to vote, it is declared; in
fact there never was any thought of not permitting them to vote for their fa
vorite for the presidency, these officials say.
Several men who have been loud In their talk against the government
have made their hasty exit from the city, as they do not relish any trouble
and are now safely on the other side of the line.
DECLARES DIAZ HAS
RUN HIM FROM MEXICO
Tucson, Ariz., June 23. The Citizen this afternoon says that, declaring
that he feared Imprisonment because of friendship for Madero, a political op
ponent of Gen. Diaz, J. G. Higaridarce lied from Mexico City and is now in
Tucson awaiting the arrival of his wif
llef that his home and other property in Mexico City may have been confis
cated before this by the government and fears that his wife and daughters may
be taken from the train before reaching- the border and thrown Into jail for
his alleged political offenses.
Hiagaridaree claims to have Invented an aeroplane and to have demon
strated by dropping- bombs on imaginary military camps Its practicability in
He declares Madero Is the choice of the people nnd, because he has been
cast into jail friends throughout the provinces threaten an uprising-.
others say trouble will occur June 26th,
the date of the Mexican elections.
An arrival from Sonora yesterday
made the statement that there is a
growing sentiment in Sonora among
the Mexicans against the Chinamen,
who are overrunning the country and
taking the places of Mexican work
men. The Mexican officers along the bor
der do not appear to be alarmed, buL
there Is no denying the fact that there
Is a growing feeling of unrest at pres
ent, but always noticeable around elec
3Iore Trouble Reported.
Serious disturbances are reported to
ure was included in the administration
schedule and its passage marks anoth-
er triumph for Taft.
Most of the insurgents joined with
the regulars in supporting the measure
in the final vote, but senators Bristowt j
cummins and La Follette cast thoir
ballots In the negative with the Demo
crats. Senator Chamberlain cast the onlv
Democratic vote for the bill.
I There n A'lsrger In Woodpile?
Democratic members of the house
committee on public lands were arous
ed today over the bill which on recom
mendation of Mr. Taft was introduced
yesterday by representative Mondell
(Rep., Wyo.) and senator Nelson to pro
vide for an appeal In land cases from
the decision of the secretary of the
interior to the court of appeals of the
District of Columbia
After an inspection of the bill, they
expressed the opinion that it might
have the effect of clear listing the fam
ous Cunningham claim in Alaska the
moving cause of the Balllnger-Pinchot
e and daughters. He expressed the be
havo taken place at Ciudad Porfirio
Diaz, Coahuila, from where revolution
ary leaders fled to Eagle Pass, Texas,
to escape arrest.
It is said by the Mexican authori
ties that newspapers printed in Span
ish on the American side of the bor
der have been a large factor in stir
ring up the discontent now finding ex
pression. The movement- has been sin
gularly free from expressions ot ani
mosity to Americans, in marked con
trast to the election riots of four years
DOUGLAS CHAMBER OF
COMMERGE IS ACTIVE.
Takes Stand Against Printing ZVews
From the Mexican Border and
Douglas Paper Takes Shot
at the Chamber.
Under a two- column heading, "Inter
national Refuses to- Suppress the I
:Nes, the Douglas International says.
The Douglas chamber of commerce 1
id mines directory should turn its '.
attention to the legitimate work of
boosting more patronage ror the news
papers, which work day after day for
tUn , , ,
the advancement of D6uglas, rather
than giving the newspapers advice. It
would accomplish full as much for the
welfare of this city. There are two
sides to the question ae to how far a i
newspaper should go in publishing re-
ports of disturbances or threatened !
I trouble in Mexico. One is that the
publication of alleged trouble in that
country necessarily tends to scare
wouldbe Investors and interferes with
pending deals and development. The
other side is the duty imposed on the
newspapers, especially along the bor
der, to keep its readers posted as to
conditions in our neighbor republic
Should a newspaper suppress any re
ported trouDle In Mexico and Ameri
cans or others should go across the
line and lose their lives because of
the suppression of these reports then
the newspapers would most likely be
accused of criminal negligence of their
The International has published re
cent stories regarding threatened
trouble in Mexico. That there is trou
ble or at least alarm In Sonora because
of expected trouble is attested by the
activity of the military forces in that
state. This paper publishd one report
from the publicity agent of the Doug
las chamber of commerce and mines,
who was in Mexico a few days ago, in
which it said:
"An uprising assuming serious
proportions has been discovered.
Forty-five hundred rounds of am
munition were bought up In
Douglas, Bisbee and Naco. Ru
rales have just taken into Cana
nea 3000, and many rifles confis
cated from four Mexicans caught
in the hills near Villa Verde; just
north of the line, and being
transported on burros. The pris
oners are held at Nogales. An
other was caught at Cananea and
one other smuggler at Naco.
"Col. Kosterlitzky, with a band of
rurales, came Into Sauceda at noon
and Is spreading these troops on
the border. He will be joined by
others, marching overland. Six
hundred soldiers were sent to Cana
nea from Culiacan. The date for
the uprising is said to be San
Juan's feast day next Sunday."
Bqsides the above this and other pa
pers j have published stories from the
Associated Press, which now has a
special representative in Sonora for
the purpose of sending out to all the
papers In the country served by that
Frank Rich Has 22 Already
Scheduled for the Coming
Fail and Winter Season.
ALL ARE FROM
It begins to look like Frank Rich
made a good fall when he jumped out
of the (theatrical trust basket and fell
into the lap of the independents. Al
ready he has received notice of the
booking of 21 big attractions for the El
Paso theater for the coming season,
and he is positive that the list will be
more than doubled before the reason is
i over, giving El Paso the biggest list of
attractions in its history.
In the past, when he booked with 'the
trust," manager Rich was lucky it he
had half a dozen bookings bv the first
of July. It is yet two and a half months
or more before the season will open at
the El Paso, and yet 21 shows are al
ready booked. All these are Shubert
or "independent" shows, as the trust has
so far made good its threat not to book
any shows with any house playing inde
pendent attractions. The house man
agers think the trust will be brought to
terms, however. These house managers
are willing to play anybody's show and
the Shuberts are willing to have the
trust shows booked by managers play-
ing their attraction's, but the trust is
holding off and -trying to get houses of
Already Booked Here.
The ist of independent attractions se
cured for El Paso from the iShuberts
Includes "The Dollar Princess," which
has been running a.solid year on Broad
way, Xew York, at the Knickerbocker;
"The Arcadians," which H. C. Myles
writes Mr. Rich is the finest show he
has ts-een in five years; "The Prince of
Pilsen," a musical show that has been
popular for years, but has never been
here because It was an "independent"
booking and El Paso hag always been
a "trust" show town; Rose Stahl In
her famous creation of "The Chorus
Xady," one of the classics of the Ameri
can ttage; "The Third Degree," the
dramatization of the strong story re
cently printed in The Herald as a
serial: "Madame X," a drama that has
been one of the decided hits of the year
in New York, in which a son defends
his mother from a murder charge
without knowing her identity until the
trial is ended; "The City," a great po
litical rHay, a second "Man of the
Hour" production; Lillian Russell in a
new play: "Going Some," a musical
comedy that has had the metropolis go
ing some. Inasmuch as standing room
was sold for It almost every night;
Frederick Warde. the eminent Shaks
perean; "Walker Whiteside, a romantic
actor, last seen here in ''The Soldier ot
Fortune," at the old Myar opera house;
"The Virginian," by an all star -cast;
Billy Clifford, in
new play; Loul3
Mann in a new play: Gertrude Elliott,
petite Gertrude, in something new; "The
Fortune Hunter," "The Girl From Rec- j
tor's-" a Pla' that, is said to be some-
what shocking, but one which never
shows to emptj benches; "Cameo
Kirby," "The Time, the Place and the
Girl," a big musical comedy written and
produced by the same people who are
responsible for "Stubborn Cinderella"
and "The Girl Question," and one of
their best efforts; Hanlon's "Superba,"
and "The Gentleman from Mississippi."
The Matter Is a strong political play and
i is another dramatization from a serial
Printed a shrt "e aF;0 In The Herald.
1 UHMII1C J. Ji J
Grace George is not yet booked, but
she will be back in El Paso this year,
as her husband. Win. A. Brady, has
joined the independents in their cam
paign against the trust; William Col
lier, one of the most delicious of Ameri
can comedians, will also probably be
here; and possibly Blanche Ring and
Marie Dressier, as both are controled
by the independents; Mary Mannering,
and Marie Cahill cute, funny, delicious
Marie are more than likely to be here.
Both are now "independents."
As a sample of what may be expected
for the season of course they will not
all be here, but many of them wdll the
following list of attractions and stars
controled by the Shuberts is given:
The Shubert Attractions.
Mary Mannering in "AiJIan's World."
LOuiive Gunning in "Marcelle."
Bertha Kalish in repertoire.
lime. Oily In repertoire.
Mme. Xazimova in repertoire.
Bertha Gallard in a new play.
Mabel Barrison and Harry Conor in
James T. Powers in "Havana."
Florence Roberts in a new play.
Eddie Foy in the new revue, "Up and
Frank Daniels in "The Belle of Brit
tany." John Mason In. "The Witching Hour."
Fritzu Scheff In a new opera.
"The iiotor Girl.1
Walter Jones in "Goine: Some." i
William Faversham in "The World I Richard Keays was granted time to
and His Wife." ! change the stairway on the White House j
" Cyril Seotr In "The Lottery Man." j rooming house on Myrtle avenue near j
Forbes-Robertson in "The Passing of j the corner of Stanton street on eondi
the Third Floor rJack," (under his own j tj0n that he lowers the sidewalk.
Sothern and Marlowe in reportoire.
(Under tneir on airecuon ,
Maxine Elliott in a new'play (under
her own direction)
Laurence Irving and Mabel Hackney
in new plaj-s.
Charle5 J- Ross in "High Life in Jail."
"The Blue Mouse."
Clvde Fitch's last play, "The City."
Sidney Drew in "Billy."
"The Prince of Morocco."
"The Entering- Wedge."
"The Paradise of Mohammed."
"Menki," a new comic opera.
(Continued on Page Three.)
More Territory to Be Taken
in and Schools Put Under
IS NOT NAMED
Thursday morning the city council
passed, a resolution to apply to the state
legislature to amend the. charter of the
citv in accordance with recommendations
made by mayor Joseph U. Sweeney in
his last annual message, delivered just
prior to his retirement from office in
April. J. I. Hewitt presided, as acting
it is recommended tliat the salary of
the mayor be increased, though the
amount to which it is intended to raise
it is not mentioned. It is further recom
mended that the public schools of the
cit3' be placed under the direct control
of the mayor and city council.
The annexation of suburban property
to enlarge the city and increase its tax
able value as well as its area is recom
mended. This will relieve the city of
making improvements and receiving no
taxes from those who are at least in
The election for the purpose of issuing
waterworks bonds in the sum of 375,000
held last Tuesday was declared carried
by a majority of 287 votes, after a can
vass cf the vote was made.
North Campbell street was ordered
paved from Main street to Hill street
with petrolitihic pavement.
The ordinance taxing hucksters and
peddlers was placed on its second read
ing and adopted
Alderman Blumpiithal said that in the
future all -band concerts at Cleveland k declared, is a mere conclusion.
square will end bv the plaving of the !
Star jangled Banner and he wanted to AEBOPLANIST IS
move the flagpole from San Jacinto plaza j TTTTD m ttt a tji a - t
to the now park in order that the flag : JfcL U JfcC I UN A AUj
could be raised there as the national an- '
them is played. It is probable, how- London. England. June 23 Capt F
ever, that a new pole will have to be , rwi Zini.nr. , , .
erected there, as there is some objection i f,. Td' an iator- !en making- a
to moving the old pole. j fllSht at Aldershot today, fell from
The appointment of a fire marshal,, ! a height of a hundred feet and was se
whieh was to have been taken up and ' riously injured,
disposed of was not mentioned and some ; The aeroplane h ,
of, the aldermen are said to be of the , of Indf and becoml unmanageable,
opinion that a younger man than Dan plunged to the ground eaoie,
Kelly should be appointed to the posi- Codv inned beneatn th k,
tion as lus duties will require his at- j age. Cody, an American bv birth, is
tendance at all nres both day and night. employed by the British war depart
The City s Health. i ment to teach its officers aeronoutics.
The weekly report of the city health .
officer, W. 11. Anderson, showed a total TROOPS T'TdTJUn
of 37 deaths, of which 10 were Amen-
cans, 27 Mexicans; 16 births, of which I
11 were Americans and five Mexicans, j
The cases of contagious diseases re-
ported existing are: Whooping cough,
76, measles. 12: tvuhoid fever. 14: '
smallpox, five, though" all of these small- j
pox cases nave ueen aisniisseu since tne ; tne iorest iires m the Blue range moun
report was prepared. Two hundred and tains fin mUoi ti-r TTnn,mi. a,.
eleven inspections were made of meat j
markets, 110 of dairies, 22 of slaughter J
rf. 't " ""rj"- ,-: ;" i
spepted; . , tl ., . , 4A , i
One hundred cattle, 14 hogs, 40 calves
and. S2 sheep were inspected. Four hun- j
dred and seventeen pounds of fruit and
vegetables, and 371 pounds of meat were i
condemned and destroyed. Five hundred i
and forty-two persons were vaccinated
and 1225" certificates issued during the -
The report of sewer commissioner J.
W. Hadlock for the week showed 100
feet of sower pipe laid, in block 44,
Alexander addition; 100 feet of 8-inch
sewer cleaned on Ninfch street, 20 flush
tanks and ananholes examined, eight y's
put in and four plugged sewers cleaned.
The report of the cit3 assessor and
xdlector for the month of May showed
collections amounting to $3625.73.
To Buy Jfropertv-
Alderman JBlumenthal recommended
the purchase of three lots in East El
Paso at a cost of 200 per lot. These
lots are located near the pumping plant
for the purpose of storing sewer pipe
and other material. The council author
ized this purchase.
On motion of alderman Clayton, the
maor ami chairman of the finance com
mittee were authorized to take action
I relative to the city printing for the
year, ao contract has been let ...us
A petition from citizens requesting
i the employment of former mayor
j Joseph I". Sweeney to act as special
counsel before the fire ratin- board, at
Austin was granted.
Acting mayor Hewitt recommended
that Richard Caples be granted permis
sion to -nut bav windows in his new
! building at the northwest corner of Alesa
avenue and San Antonio street. Granted.
When the matter of paving Xorth
rfcnnnholl atrPAr. -,,? Tnk-ii nn inW J
UT 2nmwt j,,. Vhn ..-.J,,.-1 nf of
. ..A. "tS' m". J- "V- V-FVl , l J1 .
Clement's church has directed me to '
enter a protest, not against paving, but
against this particular paving. They '
want a letter paving." j
Geo. F. Tilton entered a protest
against paving. i
Percy McGhee said: "For five "'ears j
WHO ...W HIM "V-V" U.uuiob. j
buys comer lots and lets his neighbors
I improve, tie win not give up a dollar
of the Petrolihhie coni-
But a New Grand Jury Is
Ordered at Once to Return !
New Batch of Findings.
NOT HOLD GOOD
Chicago, III., June 23. Judge Landis,
in the United States district court here
today sustained the demurrers of the
socalled beef trust "to the Indictment
I charging combination, in restraint of
trade. A new grand jury was ordered
to renew the investigation "of the pack-
'T'Vlo inHlAhnQTlf TT'Ort jyfrrry r. aiiATlrt '
enis 01 tne iecerai gov
ernment and -was against the National
Packing company and 10 subsidiary
companies. Congratulations were ex
changed when judge Landis announced
that the indictment wonld not stand.
but the demonstration came to a sud-
den end when the court added: "Call a : summarized by H. D. Slater after which
special grand jury venire of 75 men for j a formal protest and petition for re
July 14, Mr. Clerk." j lief was filed by the protestants. Tha
The body "will be ordered to hear tes- j Insurance companies' representatives
timony with a view of finding valid in- j will be fully heard. They are here with
dictments against the packing com- j.maps, books and data, their strongest
panies. j rate experts and general agents and
The indictment quashed today failed 1 their lawyers. They say they will show
to show. In the view of judge Landis.
that any offense was committed within
the last three years.
They did not show also, that durinrr
the statutory period the defendants en
gaged in interstate commerce.
The general' averment that the pack
ins companies are engaged In a com
t bination in restraint of trade, the court
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f - , ' . " , " i l
troops of cavalrr rom Frt Apache. A
Arizona, were ordered last night to fight
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xae lires are rePred beyond control.
statex baby dies ..
. jp AT ci-OUDCltOFT
$ Cloudcroft, N. M-, June 23. $
y Mary .Elizabeth, infant daugh-
fr ter of Dr. and Mrs. Burleson -O-
$- Staten, died today of spinal
J meningitis. $,
MOROS MURDER DUTCH
TRADERS: TROOPS SENT
Seattle, AVnsh., June 23 The MIn danao Moro have murdered Diitck trad
ers under conditions which may develop Into an outbreak so serlons fhttt a
demonstration by troops from the military station at Camp Jolo may be re
quired, nccordinjr to n report by steamer.
A party of Moros from the Tnwi group of Islands, being driven by storms
to an island of the Celebes sroup, murdered three traders and made off -with
valuable loot. A Dutch jrtmboat gave pnreult and found the murderers on Man
usmnnca island of the Philippines.
Philippine seonts mndc an attempt to capture the murderers, who with
drew to the center of the island and notice was sent by the chief of the head
men's tribe that the murderers would not submit to arrest nnd the entire popu
lation of several hundred would resist.
The commander at Jolo immediately dispatched two companies of InfaHtry
to aid the constabulary.
The result had not transpired when the steamer sailed.
It Is reported that natives on the inland of Mnnusmauca are well armed.
The Herald As a
Friend of Mexico
W. S. Hunt, of Culiucan. state of Sinaloa, a prominent land and real
estate agent of that city, has issued an advertising postal card on
which is printed the following:
"It the present influx of Americans continues for another "A'ear. the
available agricultural land of Sinaloa will be entirely 30W to actual culti
vators cf the soil. The pioneers of the -west coast of Mexico join in giving
the El Paso Herald the greater portion of the credit for the present rush
for both lands and mines.
"But one other big American daily gives the west coast country any
considerable attention, and then only "along certain lines. It is admitted
that the west coast miniiiir news civen bv The Herald is bv far the most
carefully gathered and edited of any
"The newcomers this season are largely from other states thon Cali
fornia, which shows the good work done bv The nerakL
El Pasoans Must Pay Full
Bates From January 1 te
EEPEAL OF LAW
THE ONLY BELIEF
State Board Does Not Ap
pear to Be Able to Give the
Austin, Texas, June 23. Wednesday
the representatives of protesting- cities
continued their protestation befor tha
board, but as on the preceding day, it
was only El Paso that was prepared
with any useful data or specific criti
cisms. The members of the board seiz
ed every opportunity to get at actual
facts and welcomed the offering of new
material and suggestions as to how
improvement can be brought about.
The case for the protestants was
that the El Paso fire loss last year was
60 to 70- percent of the premiums paid.
They have telesrams from practically
all the El Paso agents and from 97 of
the companies giving receipts on El
Paso business. They go further and
declare they will demonstrate that El
Paso's average rates after the key rata
is reduced by improving the water
works and fire department, will be low
er than the old rates.
They maintain that the average nevi
rates all over the state are lower aiid
that the mass of the people wlt be
worse off if the law is repealed or the
old rates restored. They say they are
here not to save the law but to save
their rates from unwarranted assault.
Leading- Insurance men here say the
companies never favored the new law
but the local agents'did. They say that
legislation was -wanted to make the
law effective 60 days after enactment
but the companies pleaded that they
could not do the physical work of rate
making- and inspection In the time re
quired and finally secured the consent
of the legislature to make the date
It is doubtful if there can be any
relief from payments under the now
famous "little red rider" as the ""unrat
ed risk" form is called. Commissioner
Hawkins holds as a point of law that
the new rate was In force by act of the
legislature as -soon as filed on January
, and that there is no power to pre
ent collecting the new rates from Jan-
El Pasoans will probably have to pay
out. many thousands of dollars in one
lump in the near future as back prem
iums on policies written this year, for
the companies claim this is a valid pri
vate contract with policy holders. Can
celation would of course follow a re
fusal to pay.
The school now being conducted bj
the insurance men Is very interesting1.
They are mighty plausible talkers and
they say Texas is going to be much
cleaner and safer and more attractive
by reason of their new rates. They gay
El Paso's campaign for reduction has
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reaching here, not excepting e min-
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