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El Paso, Texas,
August 11, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
S EI Paso Fair
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1 Nov. 6th, 1S10
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Fights Hard, But Officers
Remove Him and Make a
Mysterious Auto Run.
HURRIED OUT OF
EAST ST. LOUIS
Olney, I1L, Aug. 11- Joseph "Wendling,
charged with the murder of Alma Kelt
ner in Louisville, became a refractory
prisoner here today, and objected to de
tective Carney, -who has him In custody,
taking him from the train. In the
struggle, "Wendling kicked a reporter
for a Louisville paper, who -was fol
lowing the alleged slayer. The pris
oner -was handcuffed to Carney at the
J. R. Clements, "Wendling's attorney,
who caught the train at St. Louis, rode
In the same car with "Wendling. "When
Carney told "Wendling to leave the car,
Clements advised his client in an under
tone, and the struggle ensued. Carney,
Col. John H. "Whalen and two newspa
per men, pushed "Wendling through the
door of the car to the station platform
and thence to an automobile, "which
then -whirled off southeast. Carney -will
try to keep the time of his arrival at
Louisville a secret
En Route to Lonhrrille.
Following the failure of habeas cor
pus proceedings, Joseph "Wendling,
wanted in connection with the death of
Alma Keltner at Louisville, was started
for Kentucky from St. Louis last night.
In the custody of detective Carney. First
started, he only got as far as East St.
Louis, where he was placed in the city
Carney announced that the trip to
Louisville would not be completed last
night, but declined to give his reasons.
Neither would he state when the de
parture would take place.
"Wendling's attorneys, J. R. Clements
of Louisville, and "Williams & Rollins
of St. Louis, followed the Carney party
to East St. Louis where they prepared
to file another habeas corpus proceed
ing. Detective Carney, learning that
"Wendling's attorneys contemplated in
sittuting habeas corpus" proceedings in
Eest St. Louis, decided that he had bet
ter get his prisoner outside the juris
diction of the Illinois authorities. A
few minutes before midnight he went
over to the East St. Louis jail in a
taxicab, when he took charge of "Wend
ling and brought him to a St. Louis ho
tel, pending the departure of the train.
-T. R. Clements, Wendling's attorney,'
had retired, believing that nothing fur
ther would be done in the case last
night, and aroused by detectives he had
watching Carney's movements and he
himself left on the train with Carney
The Habeas Corpus.
Circuit judge Hitchcock refused to
grant the petition for "Wendling's re
lease on the ground that he was being
illegally detained in St. Louis that he
might be subjected to a "sweating"
As soon as the judge had announced
his decision, Carney and Col. John
"Whalen, of Louisville, hustled the pris
oner into a waiting automobile and took
him across the river to East St. Louis.
It developed In the hearing -in Hitch
cock's court that J. R. Clements, of
Louisville, "Wendling's principal attor
ney, sought only to hasten the pros--oner's
departure, and he asked for an
agreement on the part of Carney that
he he allowed to accompany his client
on the train. This Carney refused, and
the proceedings continued till the judge
stopped them with his decision.
"Wendling was on the stand In his own
behalf, and claimed that he had signed
no formal waiver of extradition papers
in San Francisco, but that he had
agreed to accompany Carney back to
Louisville because he thought he must.
An effort to show that the prisoner
was subjected to "third degree" methods
at Denver and In St. Louis, was not sup
ported by evidence.
OIL OFFICES TO MOVE.
Ft. "Worth, Texas, Aug. 11. That the
north Texas offices of the Plerce-For-dyce
Oil association will be removed
from Dallas to Ft- "Worth soon, is the
announcement made today by W. H.
Harris, manager for this section.
Barney OldOcId, king of speed merchants, will be seen at the EI Paso Fair
8Bd Exposition this fall if the arrangements which are now being made are
Secretary Frank Rich received a yrire Thursday from Oldfleld's manager
regarding his visit to El Paso during the fall fair. The world's auto champion
was here last year and gave a thrilling ' exhibition on the Washington Park
track: This year he is driving his new 200-horse power Benz car, which was
made for hfin abroad.
Old field Is the greatest automobile driver in the world and his appearance
hereas a part of the fair program would be the means of bringing people
from all parts of the southwest to see the death defying racing king.
CLOUDCROFT TO HEAR
CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM IS COMPLETE
' MANY ABLE SPEAKERS
Beginning on Monday and continu
ing for a period of two weeks, the
first Cloudcroft Chautauqua will be
inaugurated at the 'top of the world'
summer resort of El Pasoans.
El Pasoans will occupy a goodly por
tion of the program each day and
music will be furnished at all the lec
tures both morning and afternoon.
Ever since Cloudcroft became the
mecca of summer vacationists from El
Paso, there have been movements on
foot to establish entertainments of an
educational nature and it remained for
C Clayton Patch to inaugurate the
fi.st of these Chautauquas, which it
Is planned to make an annual feature
Sheriff Declares the Officials
Combined to Conduct, an
OPENED BY JUDGE
Conspiracy by C. E. Kelly, county
treasurer. Park Pittman, county clerk,
t- AirfrtA. district clerk, and Geo.
Huffman, county assessor. Is alleged by
Patterson & "Wallace, and teymour
Thurmond, as attorneys for snerm
Florence Hall, in a supplemental notice
of contest filed in t-ne 54th district
court "Wednesday afternoon. The plain
tiff. Hall, alleges, through his attor
neys, that the above officers of El Paso
county "entered into a conspiracy to
defeat him as a candidate for reelection
as sheriff of El Paso counts'," and al
leges that they "fraudulently directed
the officers of election at certain of the
precincts, and that said officers carried
out said fraudulent suggestions."
The supplemental notice sets forth
the facts of an election having been
held, in which P. J. Edwards was de
clared to have been nominated, as set
forth In the original notice of contest,
and proceeds to say that had the elec
tion been held legally the plaintiff.
Florence Hall, would have been elected
by a majority of 300 votes.
The case will come tip "before judge
Harper Aug. 17, having been postponed
one week by mutual consent of the
attorneys on both sides.
In the presence of Judge Harper, and
counsel representing sheriff Hall and
Democratic nominee for sherif, P. J.
Edwards, ballot boxes from precincts
4, 5 and 9 were opened "Wednesday af
ternoon, and the duplicate tally sheets
and poll "lists taken therefrom. This
nrtinn -was taken on motion of attorneys
for Hail, who is contesting the election
of Edwards. It is presumed that the
tally sheets and poll lists are wanted
by Hall's counsel to enable them to
name those alleged to have voted Ille
gally at the Democratic primary.
EGGS THAT KILL A PIG f
OFFERED OX THE 3LVRKET
Philadelphia, Pa Aug. il. As the re
sult of an experiment upon a guinea pig
that died twelve hours after being in
noculated with frozen eggs, J. Buschet,
an ess dealer of this city, was arrested
charged with selling eggs unfit for
food purposes. Harry P. cassiay, spe
cial agent of the dairy and food de
partment, alleges that Buschet sells j
frozen eggs that have been removed ;
from the shell and in a solid body are
disposed of to bakeries, which thaw ,out
jLE BLAXC LEADS THE
FRENCH AEROPLANE RACE
Meziers, France, Aug. 11- M. Le
Blanc's good fortune in the cross-country
aerial race continued on the third
j leg of the course today. He again ar
rived first at the post- Today's flight
was from Nancy to Meziers, about a
hundred miles. Le Blanc's time was one
hour and fifty-eight minutes and three
seconds. All of the aviators experi
enced the roughest sailing thus far en
countered. PACKING HOUSE Aa.
CHARGED AVITH PERJURY
Chicago, 111., Aug. 11. Thomas G.
Lee, of the dressed beef department of
Armour and company, was Indicted to
day on a charge of perjury, hy the
grand jury which is investigating the
alleged combination of packers.
SAFE IS' STOLEX
Cheyenne, "Wyo., Aug. 11. No
trace thug far has been found of
a safe which was stolen from
the United States army maneu
ver camp yesterday on Crow
Creek. Four members of the
guard, which had the safe in
cl:S.rge, have been arrested on
suspicion of collusion with the
robbers, who secured $6500 cash.
f. . A .. A A A A A A A A A A
of the summer entertainments at
Many speakers prominent in El
Paso and other parts of the souths
.west are on the program and it is ex
pected to make the affair a success.
Following is the program ror the
Monday, August 15th.
Music Oliver orchestra.
2:30 Overture, "Poet and Peasant"
'Opening remarks C. Clayton Patch.
(Continued on Page 6.
The Republican Nominee for
ative, Sensible Statement.
FAILURES OF THE
Dallas, Tex.. Aug. 11. The address of
Hon. J. O. Terrell before the Texas Re
publican state convention yesterday, af
ter it had nominated him for governor,
was an able explanation of what the
party' stands for in 'lexas. It was free
from bitterness towards the Democratic
party, butSwas full of plain facts con
cerning Democratic mismanagement and
Democratic mistakes in Texas and the
nation. .He urged independence of
thought and of political action. Judge
lr. Chairman ,and Gentlemen of the
"The Republican party of Texas is
coming. into its own. No longer dom
inated by an alien race, but oontroled
by white men for wnite men, it repre
sents today in the highest degree that
spirit of development and progress
which has "within the last 25 years
traveled from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific coast, and which at last has
turned its vision and its hopes to
wards the southern states. Tnis doe3
not mean that the Republican party
has ceased to ask justice for the negro
race. It does not mean that it was
repented the day when It granted to
him freedom. It does not mean that it
wants to see a flag float under which
any man can live without becoming
and' remaining free.
White Jinn Must Rule.
"But it does mean that it has finally
and conclusively decreed that the reins
of government in this country must
and will remain in the hands of the
white raoe. who being thus entrusted
with power cannot depart from the
rules of right, which guarantee justice
to all men, of all races, always and
"The honor which you have con
ferred upon me was neither solicited
nor expected by me. It come to me as
the cordial invitation of a great party
with .whose policies I am in full ac
cord. In accepting the honor I do
not wish it to be considered that I
am doing so as a Democrat- ' Those
who know me best, know well that I
have not been In accord with the Dem
ocratic, party on national Issues at
least, for a great many years.
An Independent Thinker. f
"I am one of those who believe that
a man's political affiliations should not
be determined by tne place of his I
birth, or by anything except his judg -
ment upon current political Issues. I
Deaeve tnat eacn man snouia stuay tor j
himself as well as he cari the political'
history of his country, and that hav
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ing from such study determined upon
a political faith, he should vote for
those men, or with that party which
is nearest to him in belief. This the
ory has been mine si-nce I reached the
maturity of manhood, and measured
by it, I am as thoroughly Republican
as any man who sits in my presence
Sound Money History.
"Perhaps it would be proper to give
a short resume of my political life. The
first question of national importance
that confronted me when I was scarce
ly past boyhood, was the resumption
of specie payments. Our coined money
was then worth about 100 cents, while
our greenback money was valued at
S5 to 90 cents on the dollar. The Re
publican party desired to bring these
values together. The Democratic party
bitterly opposed it and our leaders
went back and forth throughout the
land proclaiming to our people every
where, that if we made our dollars of
equal value we helped the rich and op
pressed the poor, and we helped the
north and oppressed the south. Their
vehemence and bitterness on this -question
has not been surpassed in the
discussion of any other question of
national importance since that date,
and I listened to them with the great
est of interest.
"A short time before I had been
compelled to pay a note which I haa
given in conne'etion with my mother
during my school days. "When I went
to pay that nole, I found that on its
face it was payable in gold. I had
been working for greenback wages and
I never received a greater shock in
my life than when I realized that the
dollar which my wages had earned!
was Insufficient to pay the dollar that
my note called for, simply because
these dollars were of different value.
I reached the conclusion then and there
that every nation should have a single
standard, and that that standard
should be protected at all times and
everywhere; and that view and belief
has been with me from that, day to
the present time. During that cam
paign, I l?eard one of the most distin
guished southern statesman declare
that more crime had been 'committed
against the common people in the
name of sound money than in any
other name, or In any other cause. I
disagreed with him then, and I disa
gree with him now.
"Although then but a boy, I placed
myself on .record in favor of a com
mon unit of value. I remained, how
ever, steadfast In my general alle
giance to the Democratic partv until
"During the last four years of
Cleveland's administration, I began to
realize for the first time that this gov
ernment could not'be run upon a tar
iff based upon free trade, theories. If
you remember, Mr. Cleveland went in
to office at the beginning of his sec
ond term with a congress united be
hind him. They proceeded to pass
what Is known as the "Wilson tariff
bill, a measure which I have often
and carefully studied, and which has
always seemed to me to have been
passed without any special knowledge
upon the subject by those who were
in control, or without any special the
ory of what a tariff bill should be
Looking backwards it seems to me
that the results which were reached
ought to have been foreseen by the
men who were,-ip charge of that meas
ure. I have not now time nor in
clination to discuss it at length, but at
the end of four years It was clear
shown that the revenue derived from
It lacked about $60,000,000 per year
or $240,000,000 in all of meeting the
needs of the government- which no on.
will deny were economically managed
Cemocrntlc Destruction. '
"I know that our people have short
memories, but if thre Is anv one lien
who can run back in' hi" mind to t'
nd of Cleveland's ist
(Continued on page ..
Mayor Is Somewhat Irrit
able and Wants His Wife
Constantly at His Side.
THROAT IS BEING
SPRAYED BY DOCTORS.
New York, X. T.. Aug. 11. Mayor
Gaynor awoke at the usual hour this
morning, much refreshed and an offi
cial bulletin issued at 7 oclock showed
his condition very encouraging. Ac
cording to the bulletin, the mayor's
temperature, pulse and respiration were
Not an unfavorable symptom has de
veloped and. as the period during which
blood poisoning may be feared, expires
today, attending physicians believe the
executive's chances for recovery are
Today will be the most important one j
in the mayor's case. The chief fear
now is the possibility that one of the
fragments of the bullet grazed the ar
terial surface, which might ultimately
result in the rupture of a blood ves
sel. The attempt at assassination of
mayor Gaynor has resulted already In
an agitation for a more drastic law for
the punishment of criminals of the Gal
lagher type, and for the protection of
public officials. Previous to the as
sassination of president McKinley at
Buffalo the maximum penalty for as
sault in the first degree was ten years.
This was increased to 25 years, but
officials are now advocating a still
more drastic punishment and it is prob
able that the next session of the leg
islature will see that a law with .this
end In view is enacted.
Mayor Gaynor's throat this afternoon
Is being sprayed with an antiseptic so
lution. The mayor shows more signs of
irritability than he has hitherto dis
played. He expresses a desire that his
wife be almost constantly with him,
and Mrs. Gaynor has been allowed to
remain at her husband's side nearly all
Because of alarming rumors of mayor
Gaynor's condition this afternoon. Dr.
Arlitz, in charge of the patient, issued j
the following bulletin at 2 o'clock:
"The pulse, temperature and respira
tion remain unchanged since S:30. Ev
erything is satisfactory.
Gallagher "Had To Do It,"
Gallagher made a statement last even
infft n5 first frank talk concerning the
nrr,;o "car B. coiquitt tor ,-"" "?1S CU
,il T m ot sa- that T am SOI
.. h w MJ h that the ma
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or gets- well. But I wanted to teacli
high officials to regard the rights of
subordinates. I consider that I had to
shoot the mayor as a lesson to the coun-
try. I did what I did for personal prin
ciples and was not prompted by any
"I am sorry that commissioner Ed
wards was wounded, for I was aiming
only at the mayor. But even the thought
of killing him had not been long In my
mind. In fact; I reached no decision un
til I got up Tuesday morning. The pa
per said that Gaynor was going to sail
for a vacation. That made me angry
to think that he should have a vacation
in Europe while I did not even have a
chance to work, much less get a vaca
tion. So I hurried over the 23rd street
ferry and Inquired mj- way to the Kai
"My wrongs had proved more than I
thought I could bear. Over and over
I sized up my hard station in life and
contrasted it with that of some other
men of mayor Gaynor who had wrbi
ed me In particular. At length, I de
termined to seek the revenge that I con
cluded should be justly mine. 1 was
not drunk, as has been intimated.
"Had I heard of president McKInley's
assassination? Of course and I believe
assassination is sometimes right.
"I had carried the gun for nine years.
I feared the enemies I had made by
writing letters when I was trying to
reform the dock department."
There is marked determination
among" the New Jersey authorities to
make Gallagher an example of "quick
Jersey justice," but it has been definite
ly determined not to lay his case before
the grand jury pending the outcome of
the mayor's injuries. If the mayor re
covers, Gallagher will be quickly tried,
charged with assault with intent to kill,
for which he may receive a maximum
sentence of 20 years. If his victim
should die, the charge will be murder
in the first degree, -the penalty lor
which is death.
Effort Being Made to Get all
to Agree Upon a Com
Seattle, "Wash., Aug. 11. The con
ference of western governors called by
governor Hay, of "Washington, to meet
at Salt Lake has been set for August
16. The governors of Montana, "Wyom
ing, Utah and Oregon will either attend
in person or send representatives. In
response to an inquiry concerning the
purpose In calling the meeting, governor
"I want to make It plain that there is
no intention of creating either a politi
cal or sectional controversy in calling
the western governors together to take
up the question of conservation from a
western standpoint. "We want conser
vation that will not hamper authority
and retard development. Those states
like "Washington, in which big land
withdrawals have been made, more
fully recognize and protest against the
Infringement on the states sovereignty.
I hope as a result of the meeting that
the west will be able to command fairer
consideration from the balance of the
nation on this question of conserva
tion." NOTED TEMPERANCE WORKER
DIES FROM AX OPERATION
Washington, D. C. Aug. 11. Mrs. Ju
dith Ellen Horton Foster, noted
throughout thc country as a temper-
lance lecturer and advocate of, missions
and prison reform, died here in a hos
pital, following an operation. She was
I b6rn at Lowell, Mass., IS 10.
DEMOCRA TIC PL A TFORM
Austin, Texas, Aug. 11. Both houses
of the legislature this morning took
cognizance of the "ninth plank" of the
Democratic platform adopted at Galves
In the senate "Watson Introduced a
concurrent resolution providing for ad
journment sine die Monday, Aug. 15,
"in obedience to the demands of the
platform and the dictates of what we
A resolution introduced in the house
roundly scored the convention for at
tempting to dictate to the legislature.
After much discussion it went over for
tomorrow's consideration. The resolu
tion plainly asks all future state con
ventions "To attend to their own busi
ness." Kennedy opposed the resolution, say
ing the convention was merely recom
mending, but a large majority favored
PAPOOSES SIGNED 'UP
McAlester, Okln., Ans. 11. It ttsk bronght our in the congressional inves
tigation of the Gore attempted bribery charges today that baby Indians as
nell a adult ones had 'signed" the MdMurrny contracts providing for the
sale of 30,000,000 worth of land on the 10 percent "attorneys fee" basis. The
names of the "papooses" were signed by their parents or guardians-
"AVe were led to believe thc contracts were a good thing," said J. 2u.
Perkins, a Choctaw. ""We considered McMurray knew better than oar congress
men and senators how to go about selling land.''
Texas Democratic Conven-
'tion Wants Legislature
to Go Home.
Galveston. Texas, Aug. 11. Af
ter endorsing United states sen
ator Bailey for the Democratic nomin
ination for president in 1912. and nomin
ating a full state ticket, headed by Os-
Davidson, for .utenant -..
rvomrvrntin itae COat""U" .vijv,.
The rest of the state ticket follows.
Attorney general Jewell P. Light-
State treasurer Sam Sparks.
Comptroller "iV- P- nc.
Railroad commissioner (regular
term) William D. "Williams.
Superintendent public instruction F.
Commissioner of agriculture Ed -R.
Kone. , ,
Judge court of criminal appeals A.
Associate justice supreme court J..
United States senator Charles A.
Both Colquitt and Davidson are anti
prohibitionlsts, notwithstanding the fact
that the platform declares for ,the sub
mission of a prohibition amendment to
J. Shep. "Williams, an antl-prohibl-tlonist,
was elected chairman of the
state election committee.
The platform is favorable to Colquitt
and upholds senator Bailey In his
The tariff plank follows:
"Ve reaffirm the tariff declarations
of the Democratic state and national
platforms of 1S96, and we expressly con
demn the proposition to remove all du
ties from th manufacturers finished
This Is favorable to senator Bailey's
As to governor Campbell and the
present administration, the platform i?
A minority of the platform commit
tee of which Cone Johnson, one of the
prohibition candidates for governor,
recently defeated, was a member, also
presented a report. y
It offered in lieu of the tariff plan
adopted, a reaffirmation of the tariff
plank of the Denver 'platform; it de
manded legislation prohibiting United
States senators, congressmen and other
public officers from accepting employ
ment and fees from public service cor
porations and others specially interested
In legislation. This plank was consid
ered by his followers as a reflection
upon senator Bailey.
TWO ARIZONA LADS
One Killed, Other Injured.
With One Hand Boy
Drives Dead Body
Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 11. After driv
ing with one hand a team for 40 miles
en a stormy night, Alfred Villa last
night delivered the body of his dead
brother to their parents near this city.
"While driving through a storm thc
buckboard in which the two boys were
riding was struck by lightning, killing
the younger boy instantly and paralyz
ing one side of the other.
Regaining consciousness, "the elder
boy headed the team for town, driving
with his unaffected hand.
ANXIETY FOR CAPT.
London, Eng., Aug. 11. Con
siderable anxiety is felt for Cap
tain Scott's Antarctic expedition.
The ship Terra Nova is now. 11
days overdue at Capetown. The
vessel has not been spoken
since it left Madeira on June
Briscoe offered his bill to prohibit
treating" in saloons. "
Senate Considers Insurance BilL
Twenty-three senators were present
this morning when "Watson offered his
resolution to adjourn Monday. The
resolution scored the policy of the
Campbell administration as undemo
cratic and applauded the Galveston con
vention. Brachfield withdrew the point of or
der made Saturday for the committee's
report on the liquor bills to He on the
table and it is understood the bills wilt
come up tomorrow.
The Hudspeth-Brchfield insurance
insurance bill came up today, also the
bill repealing The present fire rating
board law. The majority committee re
port, favorable to the bill making a new
law, was considered. Terrell, of Mc
Lennan, argued for a speedy repeal of
the present law. Considration was
finally postpone 1 until tomorrow.
TEMPLARS GO TO
DENVER NEXT TIME
Elect Their Chief Officer and
Decide on Next Meet
Chicago, III., Aug. 11. The chief In
terest in today's session of the thirty-first
triennial conclave of the
Knights Templar lay in the expected re
port of the committee named to recom
mend the time and place. of the next
grand encampment. Xew Orleans', Den
oa-u -ranciSCO and now Chimin
aro the cities being given the most
Eminent Sir "William Tt vnk
j Cincinnati, was todav nn,n.mn' ,
grand commannoi. ?-
.. wummiee to -n-men. was entm;t-
ed the duty of recommending: th 7t-
..; ct triennial conclave agreed
on Denver, Colo. b u
aJZVSUtl0n unan5musly adopted
SSX S?5 ,a concordat between
knight Templar governing bodies, Is
said by Masons to be the must import
ant step taken by the conclave in
years. The concordat established ami
cable relations between the knights of
rngland, Ireland, Scotland Canada and
the United States.
O- TROOPS CALLEDTO
$ FIGHT FOREST FIRE
& Washington. D. C, Aug. 11.
The forest service has called on
the -war department to aid in
& fighting forest fires In Mon-
& tana." Gen. "Wood, chief of
staff, has directed that a bat-
talion of the 14th infantry. In.
maneuver at American Lake,
, Oregon, be sent immediately to
W. E. Truesdell and family have gone
to Alamoordo for a short vacation.
Easy Advertising Fables
THIS BEING ABOUT
A Genial Advertising Grafter
JT SO happened thafc a genial young man, being called vupon
- to make Ins own Hving, said to himself: 'The United
States is large and advertising is become the eighth-wonder of
the world. If I sell real advertising, I could possibly make
a fairly decent salary, but I would have to confine myself to
one city. On tne other hand, if I sell the uncertain kind I
will not only get rich quickly, but ee the world at the same
time." He decided on the ''uncertain kind." He went from
town to town and in each he found a buyer of so-called ad
vertising ready to, fall for his graft, because he was genial,
well dressed and knew nil about the psychological moment.
And from each town he carried away so much monej- that he
did net find it necessary, or wise,' to visit that town again.
JlfrmT 'x'xs la1c eacnes that all the genial adver
JJLtJiZL tising grafters are not dead yet, neither an
ii f n r s ft sifs
In Southern Portion of the-,
City Children Particularly
Are Dying East
causes a eick:
El Paso to Appeal to United
States to Stop It Being
Dumped Near Elevator.
Conditions on the south side of the
city,, near the river, with reference to
the unsanitary surroundings in which
the majority of the people of that sec
tion live, were discussed at length by
the city council Thursday morning.
Further investigations will be made
by the health department, after which
the city will probably take some de
cisive step looking toward betterment
of conditions there.
The meeting Thursday morning was
attended by mayor Robinson, aldermen
Clayton, McGhee and BlumenthaL Hew
itt was absent.
Supplementary to his regular report,
city physician Anderson declared that
some way should be found to do away
with the small huts In the lower 'por-
t tion of the city, the direct cause of an
alarming death rate, which is on the
increase. The city attorney assured the
health department that the health de
partment had full power in maters
sanitary, but that he viewed the Wea
of destroying 1500 houses with consider
able alarm, and suggested that some of
the most aggravated cases be first at
tended to, and that these be followed
up, until the district had been made
habitable from, a modern standpoint.
He added that the city could compel
the owners to make sewer connections
Uml nAnflcoto th TP-nt ns narmont.
I Alderman Clayton stated that the
' health department had full power to
regulate dwellings, and even to destroy
them, as he understood" it. when the
llves of the Inmates or neighbors were
"The Infant mortality in the south
ern section of the city," said the city
physician, "is something frightful, and
is on the increase."
Alderman Clayton suggested that half
a dozen of the leading property owners
in that district be conferred with as
to what they were willing to do toward
bettering conditions, and expressed the
belief that many of them do not really
know of the 'terrible conditions under
which some of their tenants are liv
ing. Alderman Blumenthal called the at
tention of the council to the fact that
Juarez is building a sewer system, and
! Is planning to dump its sewage into the
bed of the Rio Grande near the grain
elevator, '"right at the door of the city
of El Paso." "I will take great pleas
ure in wiring the department today,"
said mayor Robinson, "and have them
The first report of the new fire mar
shal -was made.
' C. F. Holmes's petition to lay steam
pipes in a cleaning establishment was
i The finance committee reported a
large number of bills payable by the
city. Same were ordered paid- y
A large number of petitions were
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who will buy their wares