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EI Paso, Texas,
August 25, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
Mayor Kelly Presides Over
His First Regular Session
of the City Council.
City Takes Official Action
Deploring Untimely Death
of Its Late Mayor.
In a report to the city council Thurs
day morning, at mayor Kelly's first
regular session, Dr. Louis G. OTither
spoon of the board of health, and Dr.
TV. H. Anderson, city health officer,
suggested that immediate action be
taken to destroy the buildings which
they have found uninhabitable, of
which they submitted a list. City attor
ney "W. 31. Cold-well said: "Nothing
revolutionary -will be done."
S. TV. Xiarsen, Tvho suffered injuries
while employed on a cits steam roller,
applied for $20 tp pay expenses in con
nection with illness attending his In
juries, and this was granted.
No action -was taken relative to the
oil tanks in East El Paso. The or
dinance regulating the keeping of
chickens within certain districts of the
city, against the adoption of which the
poultry association had entered a pro
test, was passed until the next meeting.
A memorial to the late mayor "W. F.
Robinson was presented by alderman
Percy McGheeand ordered spread on the
minutes; mayor C. E. Kelly requesting
permission to be allowed to vote for the
adoption of this resolution.
The bills f8r the expense of mayor
Robinson's and fireman "Ware's funerals
were order-ed paid.
"TTe trust that early legal action will
be taken to condemn and destroy these
buildings," wrote Drs. "Witherspoon and
Anderson in their report, giving the fol
lowing list of houses .condemned:
1028 Ocampo alley. House owned by
Rosario Montez; lot owned by Geo.
1214 Ocampo alley. House owned by
Alta Gracia Telles; lot by Geo. Look.
1218 Ocampo alley. House and lot
owned by Geo. Look.
1111 Eleventh street. House owned
by Herculano Lujan; lot bj- Geo. Look.
1217 South Stanton. House owned
by Herculano Lujan; lot by Geo. Look.
1215 and 1215. House owned by
Alejandro Pagas; lot by Geo. Look.
1211 South Stanton. House owned by
Apolinar Saenz; lot by Geo. Look.
Ocampo alley, on corner, four houses
and lot owned by Geo. Look.
1201 and 1203 South Stanton; houses
and lot owned by Geo. Look.
The council was called to order at
9:30 by mayor Kellj-, with aldermen
McGhee, Blumenthal, Hewitt and Clay
City physician W. H. Anderson, fol
lowing his regular report, submitted a
list of- unsanitary houses in the lower"
portion of the city, with the recom
mendation that they be destroyed. The
mayor referred the matter to the city
Employe Gets Bamngres.
Alderman Hewitt read a petition from
S. TV. Larsen asking for 20 aid from
the city because of Injuries received
while in the ""city's employ. This was
Faneral Bills Paid. I
Alderman McGhee read the usual
weekly bills against the city, which j
"were ordered paid. Among the items,
was one for 550 for the funeral ex
penses of mayor TV. F. Robinson and
Continued on Page Two.
Noted Structure, First in the City, Is Destroyed Mod
ern Fireproof Hotel Will Be Built on the Site of the
Burned StructureOnly Partial Loss on the
Tucunicarl, A. M., Ang. 2J. 2?ire Which broke out In T. J. Buchanan's liv
ery stabls on the corner of Main and Second streets, spread to the Legal Ten
der building owned by A. D. Vorenbcrg, a Chinese restaurant, and Oscar
Sandusky's bcrber shop, and et to the offices of W. M. Troup, John Bell, C.
B. Hamilton ad Evans Bros. J. K. Spencer wss also damaged by moving and
Sam Brewer's billiard hall was totally destroyed.
The cance is unknown.
Xewt Clieppard, n fireman, was hurt by stepping on glaH.
Voreaberg had $4C00 Insurance an d the others were partially insured.
The total insurance was $15,000, about half the loss, which was the biggest
Tncnmcarl ever had.
The Legal Tender was the first building In the city.
The old Legal Tender corner vraN built by Alex Street in the early nineties.
The saloon which occupied it was the last scene possibly iu these parts of the
old frontier, -and before gambling was stopped here, was a lively spot inTu
cunicari. Low water pressure made the fighting of the fire a difficult matter until
a main was run from the pumping station of the E. P. & S. "IV. railroad.
Adolph Vorenhcrg, who lately acquired the corner made vacant by the de
struction of the Lcpil Tender by fire, has announced that as soon as the plans
can be finished for the work, a modern fireproof hotel, to cost not less than
S-5 COO, will be constructed on the lots. This was planned some time ngo when
3Ir. Vorenbers purchased the &ile, but was held up pending .some further bus
As Tncwoicari has been greatly In need of a modern hotel, the news comes
as a cheer.
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Tucson Has Four Tickets in
Field for Selection of Con
Tucson, Ariz., Aug. 25. Having re
ipudiated a fusion scheme with the
Democratic ticket of Pima county, the
Labor party ihas put a ticket In the
field, making the fourth ticket for the
consideration of the voters, including
the Socialists' ticket.
The Labor party declares for' the
Initiative and referendum as a part of
the constitution, while the Democrats
pledged to support a platform
which advocates the Initiative and "f" iewuu u .-.
. -i. t. . thermometer, was 98: Monday it was
referendum, but it Is left ..o the dis- j 1QQ Tuesdav it 98 and again TVed-
cretion of the delegates whether those nesday it was 100. But the street ther
provisions shall be placed in the body j mometers, where the heat rays were re
of the constitution or submitted to the j fleeted from the cement pavements and
people separately. the asphalt streets, registered consid-
Heading the Pima county Democratic erably above 00 each day. "Wednesday
ticket is E. S. Ives, candidate for the ! a thermometer on the corner of El Paso
United States senate, and chief counsel
for the Arizona Eastern, a subsidiary
corporation to the Southern Pacic
Mr. Ives issued a challenge to de
bate the referendum and his challenge
i,o t,wt, ononf -hv a a Wnrslpv.
an attorney of Tucson, who heads the
Labor party ticket.
On the ReDublican ticket are Samuel
L. Kingan, TVm. F. Cooper, Carlos "6.
Jacome, James C. White and George
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T.,-5- TV.oc. Trit.nnoiirk ow! A i
S. McKeiligan, while the Labor party
ticket is composed of A. A. Worsley,
John T. Hughes, Tom Dayenport.
George Angus and B. C. Brichta. On
the Socialistic ticket are J. P. Bailey,
Achillles Philion, C. G. Fuller, Grant
Allen and J. J. Squire.
AIiBUQ,UERQrE XA3IES MEN"
FOR. THE CONVENTION"
Albucfuerque, N. M., 'Aug. 25. Berna
lilo county Democrats in convention
here Wednesday nominated eight candi
dates for delegates to the convention
which is to frame the constitution for
the state of New Mexico. The platform
declares for the initiative, referendum
and recall, popular election of United
States senators, uniform primary sys
tem and a clause In the constitution
limiting hours of labor on public work
to eight per day.
REPUBLICAN'S ACTIVE IX
AST) AROUND DOUGLAS
Douglas, Ariz., Aug. 25. President
Dunlap. of 'the Douglas Republican club,
ha"s appointed the following executive
committee' to carry on the work of the
party in this city: John Doan. C. H
Foss J. C. George, J. W. Childers,
H. H. Beck, Kirk Grove. Jack Baglin,
Dr. Carl Lund and Albert Stacj.
JUDGE'S HOME IS --
WRECKED BY DYNAMITE $ ;
Carlisle, Ky.. Aug. 25. The j
residence of judge , James E. - !
Flummer was dynamited last j
night and badly damaged. I
Judge Plummer was hurled " j
from bed and bruised but his -4 j
injuries are not serious. Judge j
Plummer has been active in his
prosecution of alleged violat- &
ors of the local option law. - j
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Four Unusually Warm Days;
Followed by Drop in Tem
perature and a Rain.
HOT SPELL ENDS
Following a period of extreme heat
for El Paso, the temperature dropped
i suddenly during Wednesday night, and
Thursday "as comparatively cool, with
showers during a part of the day and
a heajl-y one at noon.
The heat wave that killed numbers of
people in Fort TVorth and caused much
suffering throughout the central west.
touched EI Paso somewhat during Sun
dav, Monday, Tuesday and TYednesday,
but was broken Thursday in El Paso
The temperature here Sunday, as of-
t X1.T1 AAMlH3,1 It !- .-v frAlfftnm nwf
and San Antonio streets registered 11J.
At that time the government thermom
eter on the top of the Southwestern
building, in Its little lattice box cov-
J ering, only registered 100. This -was
I at 3 oclock. Suddenly the thermom-
ofor harn n i!rnn nnrl ft ViJlrl Aaspfl off
nine degrees according to the govern
ment instrument by o:30.' Thursday
morning at 6 oclock, it only registered
7F. It hovered about this point during
most of the day while clouds hovered
over the city and showers of rain oc-
nrinkled the sidewalk. At
IIIC acinic li'"r uiciiu'"i..w w.ij.
townVrewfatcred S 0 TJe"ef Tram:k-
od and people enjoyed a temperature of
SO ns much as an Iced drink, for it wa
cooling and refreshing. The outlook Is
for more rain.
IN TEXAS TOWNS
Ft. Worth and Other Places
Experience Big Drop in
Fort Worth, Tex., Aug. 25. With the
temperature at SO at 7 oclock this
morning, the forecast was for cooler
weather, a drop of 30 degrees being
expected by n!g!ii.
Two days ago the temperature was
106. At 11 oclock this morning the tem
perature sHowed a decided lowering.
This is the coolest weather experi
enced In August here in many 3-ears, a
drop oftemperature of 56 degrees in
summer. having never before been
known, in this part of Texas.
Amarillo's temperature was 50 at 7
oclock this morning and cooler condi
tions were rapidly extending southeast-
At 7 oclock this moraine Wichita
I Kans., reported 50 and Oklahoma City
Yesterday morning Oklahoma City
Childress reported cooler weather
Hot Air in Contact With the
! bno-wcairnea Moimtains
Denver, Colo., Aug. 2.". A drop in
temperature of 49 degrees In this vi
cinity "nas recorded last night. For 10
minutes the mercury went down faster
thon a degree a minute. A 42 mile gale
swept the city -.and brought with it
smoke from the forest fires of Idaho
At points in TV3'oming the thermom
eter was the lowest in the United States
and was accompanied by a killing frost.
This is the earliest severe frost since
Colorado Springs reports the coldest
August night since 1S91, the govern
ment thermometer standing .at 38.
Forecaster Brandenburg, of this city,
says" the sudden change In temperature
was caused by an atmospheric dis
turbance resulting from the contact of
hot air from the fireswept districts and
the snow covered mountains of the
"Weather records were broken this
morninsr throushout the Ttockv moun-
I tain region. In Denver the temperature
j of 39 degrees was recorded at sun-
r?;o tliA 1n".:r rdpftv1 of fVilr caonn
in the 39 years' existence of the weather
bureau. At Cheyenne,, the mercury
reached 26, at Landejr, 24. At Laramie,
the street thermometers registered 20.
COOLER IX OKLAHOMA
AFTER REAL HOT SPELL
Tulsa, Okla.. Aug. 25. A high tind
from the northwest ushered in cooler
weather here earl" today, the tempera
ture dropping 30 legTees in two hours.
It follows the Tva mest weather known
here in many year's
GREAT DAMAGE AVERTED
TO COTTOX IX TEXAS
"Wichita Falls, Tex., Aug. 25. The
temperature dropped from 104 3'ester-daj-
afternoon to 70 thi morning. A
strong wind is blowing great clouds of
dus.t through the street. The change
to cool weather came just in time to
prevent greater damage to cotton.
Buffalo, X Y., Aug. 23. Theodore
Roosevelt pledged himself to the men
of Buffalo today to help them and all
sincere citizens to fight crookedness
wherever it was found.
"I'll help you just ojs I did in the
past," he said, speaking to the Ellicoit
club, whose guest he was, at break
fast, an hour after sunrise.
He made a plea for the punishment of
crooked and grafting public officials
and the election of honest ones in their
places. He said he thought it a duty
to hunt out crooks, especially In his own
"I believe in party government," said
the former president, -but the moment
the question of honesty is involved, I
recognize no party distinctions."
Nearly 400 members of the clu
greeted the visitor.
"Who to BistruKf.
Continuing, Roosevelt said: "Distiust
above all other men the man who will
inveigh against crookedness, only 'if
he finds It connected with somebody
not connected with his own party. Dis
trust the financier who cannot see
crookedness among financiers, but only
among labor leaders, and distrust tbe
labor leader who can see crookedness
only when it is by a big financier.
"Attack the man because he is
crooked. If he -is a poor man and
crooked, attack tiim; if he is a rich man
and crooked, attack him. Personally
I would attack a rich man who is j
crooked just a little stronger, because
his crookedness is jut a trifle more
infamous in him. But I woirfd attack
the other man very strongly. I would
fight for .the rigl ts of the big man, just
as I would for the rights of the small
man and for the rights of all the peo
ple." ROOSEVELT WILL
FIGKET TO JFISTISH
Declares It Is to Ee a ''Show
fBown" in New York
Utica, X. Y., Aug. 25. Theodore
Roosevelt lias served notice that he
would wage war without quarter on the
"Old Guard" of the RepubMcan party in
New York state. Having been drawn
into the fight, as he says, against Ills
will, he has 'determined to pursue it to
the end, win or Jose. I
He iaid that he felt that owing to
the attitude of the members of the
organization, he "was at perfect liberty
to carry on uncompromisingly a war
fare. When a statement by William Barnes,
jr., the Albany leader, to 'the effect
that there would be a fight in the con
vention against its domination by ilr.
Rooseelt, was read to him, Mr. Roose
"They will have all the fight they
want. I am only going to the con
vention because I feel that the interests
of the people of New York demand that
the Republican party be given a chance
to stand squarely and uncompromising
lj for clean, decent, honest politics.
"I go to that convention to make the
speech exactly as it had been planned
originally and while t hope there will
be enough good sense to prevent any
one opposing the principles for which
I shall --tand, yet if they do oppose them
then It is their own affair and' so far
as I am concerned the issue shall be
absolutelj clean cut."
Some of, Roosevelt's closest friends in
the state have told him that they were
doubtful as to the outcome and he has
replied that he hmself felt that even
though he should be successful in the
state convention at Saratoga and such
a platform as he desired should be
adopted, the result of the election
would be in grave doubt. The colonel
has told his friends that he did not
feel sure the Roosevelt-Hughes force5
would receive unqualified support from
the organization at the polls.
Col. Roosevelt's endorsement of .state
senator Frederick Davenport Tuesday,
was the first step in the fight Vhich
he expects to carry on from now until
election time. He decided today to go
to the state fair In Syracuse on Sept. 17,
to speak and at that time he may talk
Vice president Sherman, who is one
of the central figures in the struggle,
and whom Col. Roosevelt opposed by
his endorsement o'f senator Davenport,
says emphatically that he will not talk
about the situation.
TAFT DISCUSSES POLITICS;
, WILL VISIT MACVEAGH
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 25. Representa
tive K. C. Loudenslager, of New Jersey,
secretary of the Republican "congres
sional campaign committee, spent most
of Wednesday In Beverly and had a
long talk with the president regarding
plans for the coming campaign.
President Taft is going to pay secre
tary MacVeagh a week end visit at the
Tatter's summer home at Dublin, X. H.
Mr. Taft's visit to Dublin will set at
rest the stories that have been circu
lated of a coolness between himself and
& DEXVKR'S POPILVTIOX $
IS XOW OVER. 200,000
Washington. D. C, Aug. 25. -
The pouulation of Denver is -
2133S1, an increase of 79,522
or 50.4 perrnt compared wit!
133,899 in 1900.
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Louisville, Ky., Ang. 25. Miss Louise Whitloclv Jones, 'of Kentucky, an
heiress to a million, Is being; followed snd besieged by forrnne hunters as
she journeys through the states on a slsrht-sccin?: trip. The new of her ar
rival In Xew York preceded her by several hours, for when she arrived at
the Hotel Empire she found nil classes of men waiting- to make her acquaint
ance by hook or by crook. The fact that she has no relatives to chaperone her
seems, to have Invited leeway with the mashers. "W. A. Wllgus, of Hopklns
vaie, Ky., who is. the Vunrdian In travel of Miss Jones and some other young:
ladies from the west, vta annoyed inland out of season during- the Xew York
isit. "These sillies get my goat," he said. "It has kept me busy guarding
the chicken roost from the flat-headed marauders ever since We left old Ken
tucky.' Miss Jones Is not yet 20 and Is deemed good looking and stunning
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Crippled Train, Standing on
Track, Telescoped by An
other From the Sear.
BURN IN WRECKAGE
Durand, Mich., Aug. 25. Probably
eight persons were killed and eight in
jured, three probably .fatally, "when
Grand Trunk tram No. 4 crashed into
the rear of train No. 14, stalled on tho
track two miles east of Durand late last
Only one body has positively been
identified that of Mrs. Alma Wood
ward, of Montreal, an invalid traveling
with a nurse and her son, Clifton A.
Davis. One ether body vas partially
identified as thai of the nurse, Miss
Swinger, of Bell Field, X. D.
lir. Fair, of Durand, company sur
geon, asserts that the charred bones so
far recovered should represent six per
sons. It is believed the charred bodies
are those of four women, one child and
Engine Xo. 4 ploughed its way through
the rear sleeper of Xo. 14, catching IS
persons asleep. The fire box of the
colliding engine then dropped out and
the coach was in a few minutes blaz
ing from end to end.
As the flames ate their way through
the splintered timbers, the cries of the
injured ceased and the flames deterred
the passengers in the undamaged cars
and farmers who buried from their
homes, in assisting in the work of res
cue. The shock of the collision sent the
whole standing train forward and the
engineer and fireman working under-
CContinued on Page Two.)
AUTO; BADLY HTJET
I juui iviu, iKAao, .-vuj-,. . o. J1I. XUUiO"
day morrnns about o ocIock some 24
miles north of Del Rio on the Sonora
road, Ben Sharp was run over by an
automobile and had a leg and arm
broken and was otherwise badly brui3ed
about the head. .
At the time of the accident. Sharp was
sleeping on a narrow bridge for the
purpose of holding a herd of cattle in
the lane. He was brought to town and
attended by physicians and It is thought
he will recover.
TH1R TY MEN
Spokane, Wnsh.'Ang. 25.-Chas. Miller and Warren Wesson, tlmhexiHen.
who arrived today from the St. Maries country Idaho, told a keartrendlH
st'ory of belnjc coiupelle'd' to witness the death of 30 Italian fire fighters -without
being: able to help them; how they hw them hnddled together shrieking:,
prayinp and cursing:: how the fire swept upon them, burning them to a crisp.
The tragedy occurred on a tributary of Big Creek last Saturday. Shortly alt
erigeiiveloping: the group of foreigners the fire died down, having burned
Farm News by-
Leading Farm Experts of State
This week The Herald will print in addition to its regular contribu
tions to the farm page from Prof. H. H. Schutz, articles by state agricul
tural commissioner Ed. R. Kone, R. R. Claridge, agrictiltural expert for
the I. & G. X. railroad and J. L. Quicksall, United States agricultural
demonstrator at "Waco.
Mr. Kone's article will be on Dry Fanning and what it can do and
is doing; Mr. Cfearidge's article will be on the '.preparation of soil
mulches to conserve moisture, and Prof. QuicksalFs article will be on
the best plants to grow in the semi-arid and arid regions, and how and
wheal to plant them.
Next week there will be articles by Prof. H. H. Harrington, director of
experiment stations for the state of Texas; Prof. Frederick W. Mally, state
entomologist, and others of equal prominence. Prof. Mally has prepared
a series of articles on scientific farming adaptable to Texas, which will
appear serially in The nerald beginning next week.
The Herald prints more farm news, prepared by men of prominence,
than any other paper in the southwest.
Government's Loss Is Heavy
Among Its Officials; Many
Outsiders May Be Dead.
NEW EIRE STARTS
Condition Is Somewhat Im
proved in Montana 'Many
Campers in Grave Danger
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 25. The fact
that about SG men in the forest servico
have perished fighting fires, has teen
definitely established by reports to su
pervisor H. R. Weigle, of Wallace, Idaho
yesterday he thought )the loss 'was
Big fires in the Couer D'Alene forest
are being allowed to run riot and ef
forts of the forest service are directed
to extricating the rangers imprisoned.
In the woods.
The fire fighters are thoroughly de
moralized by the heavy loss of life
They are still fighting small fires but
the bigger ones have or. beyond con
trol. The fires that threatened the
towns have burned themselves out.
Wendling, Ore., the town burned last
night by a forest fire, is at the end
of a branch of the Southern Pacific
and 17 miles from Sucrie- Practicallv
all its inhabitants are employes of the
Booth -Kelly Lumber comemy, whose
mill, 125,000 feet a day capacity, was
Another Fire Rajee.
A forest fire that broke out last night
In Cedar River valley, 25 miles east of
Seattle, has Increased in fury and la
beyond control. D. P. SimDu."j, j'-..
chief warden of the Wa?nIni?toi "For
est Fire association, sard today that
his men are powerless :.nd he would call
upon the governor to order put the
militia at once.
Sawmill Towns Threatened-
Fires are dangerously close to 'he
sawmill towns of BarnesTwn. Xorth
Bend, Tanner, Wagner, Kangly rnd
Taylor. The plant of he Nor'h Bend
Lumber company has been destroyed.
The country In which the fires are
burning was the scene of nume-ous
brush fires earlier in the season. These
died down and It was believed were
under control. Yesterdiy a strong wind
came up and soon the embers of he old
fires assumed new life ind the bl-ize
was communicated to the tall timber.
Campers Hemmed In.
Portland. Ore.. Aug. 25. Word has
been received here that campers at
Welch's resort, 15 miles wet of "Mount
Hood, are hemmed in by fires. Up to
Sunday about. 200 fan-alias -ner caznped
there. Since then, however, many e
tcmed home and It Is impossible to
state at present, how many are endan
gered. Improvement Reported.
Missoula, Mont., Aug. 25. Early re
ports from the fire districts today were
At the forestry office assurance Tvas
given that It is now qnlte safe
for refugees to return to their homes
along the Couer D'Alene line of the
Northern Pacific and on the Puget
Difficulty is encountered in reaching
points farther west than Salteaa and
Alberton on the, Puget Sound, the
tracks being Impassable.
Expert estimates place tho loss to the
Puget Sound railroad at $2,500,000 to
Snow Is Effective.
Snowfall at the higher altitudes and
rain further down, has put out 11 fires
In the region around Great Falls.
District forester W. B. Greeley, In
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