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EJ Paso, Texas,
September 2, 1910 - 12 Pages
i EI Paso Fair
1 October 29th To
I Nov. 6th, 1910
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Attorneys Almost Come to
Blows Over Tables Sub
mitted by the Hock Island.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 2'. The tense
strain of the railway rate hearing now
being held in this city developed dis
order today, in the midst of -which at
torney E. B. Pierce, of the Rock Island
road, called attorney F. B. James,
representing Cincinnati shippers, a
Mr. Peirce added that if 'Mr. James
was not satisfied, the matter could be
"While controller Nay, of the Rock
Island road, was on the witness stand,
attorney James declared that in ono of
the tables introduced by Mr. Nay yes
terday certain figures on freight
operating expenses had been left out.
The witness said the omission was un
Mr. James expressed a contrary
opinion, and said he suspected an ul
"If that's your opinion, you're a
Her," shouted Mr. Pierce, jumping to
Hisses came from the shippers and
handclapping from the railroad con
tingent, but the storm finally spent
Increased Cost of Operating.
Testimony relative to operating cost
and revenue of the Rock Island rail
road occupied tlie attention of the ex
aminers -in the hearing of the freight
rate dispute between the railroads,
which seek an increased rate on cer
tain commodities, and the shippers
Tvho oppose the advance.
Statistics were introduced by Prank
Nay, controller of the railroad.
One of the first exhibits introduced
by the controller was a compilation of
statistics extending from 1S98 to 1910,
showing a total operating revenue in
1S98 of $20,382,520, in 190q of $55,538,
4S7; in 1910 of $63.0S0,42S.
The same tabulation showed the
total operating expenses of the road
aggregating in' 1898, $12,636,258; in
1907, $38,566,000; in 1910, $148,301,625.
The net -operating Income was listed in
1898 of $20,382,520. in 1907, of $55,538,
in 1910, $11,102,038.
The report of the road for the month
of July, 1910, as compared with July,
1909, showed that in July, T910, there
was a comparative decrease over the
business in July, 1909, of $110,620, in
freight revenue, and an increase of
281,454 in operating expenses.
Gross earnings of the road for three
weeks In August this year, according
to Mr. Nay, decreased $245,272, com
pared with the same period last year,
making a total comparative decrease
in gross freight earnings for the first
seven weeks of the present fiscal yexr j
of $355,000 in round numbers.
"PlYTnnQsl nf SJpprpfflrv TTnnv
irroposai 01 secietaiy isjiox i
Is Turned Down by the
Brussels, Belgium, Sept. 2. The in
terparliamentary union for the ircmo
t!on of International arbitration, whose
conference closed yesterday, avoided
direct action on secretary Knox's prop
osition to confer the powers of a court
of arbitral justice on the international
prize court because the convention cre
ating the latter in October, 1907, has
not yet been ratified.
Instead, the conference unanimously
adopted & resolution -which, while "ren
dering homage to the sentiments which
inspired the American proposition,"
simply urged the powers to ratify
promptly a treaty "independently of
sny question concerning the organiza
tion of a permanent court of arbitral
LIGHTNING KILLS TWO
BOYS AT ES TANCIA
Estancia, N. M, Sept. 2. Little Clifford Kubbard and Bruce Meader,
Kgcd 9 and 11 respectively, were killed by lightning. A third child, Clarence
Slorris, was badly burned, but is recovering. The little boys were play
ing Bear the home of the Hubbard boy, 10 miles west of town.
COLORADO TRAIN HELD
UP; ROBBERS REPULSED
Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 2. An
unsuccessful attempt was made late
last night by three men to hold up and
rob the Colorado Midland passenger
train No. 3, westbound, three miles west
of Divide, one of the bandits was kill
ed by a rock hurled by engineer Frank
Stewart, who was himself shot in the
groin and badly wounded.
Two other men were seen running
from the scene. Two suspects are un
der arrest, one of whom is said to have
admitted having been a paroled prison
er from the state reform school.
The holdup occurred as the train "was
taking a siding. The first intimation
came when engineer Stewart and fire
mqn Paul Bochman were ordered to
stop the train and alight from the
cab. Both did so, but Bochman at
tempted to escape by dodging under
the baggage car.
As he did so, one of the bandits i
shot at him and was immediately
struck down by Stewart, who hit the J
bandit In the head with a rock. As the
bandit fell, he shot Stewart and a rno-.j.
meni laier aiea, nis sxuii navmg Deen
crushed by the rock. The dead man ap- I
parently was a Swede. He was shab-
xtliy dressed andx masked when
climbed Into the engine cab.
When the Midland westbound No. Z'A
In charge of conductor Wesley Steels
Kew York, Sept. 2. That the United States government Is alive to the
danger of ports in this country becoming affected vrith cholera from Europe
was shown today vrhcn the big liner Lusltania from Iiiverpool and the steam
er San Giovanni from Naples nd Palermo were hoth held up at quarantine.
A case of serious Illness is reported on the Lusltania and a death on the
San Giovanni. Both steamers -were given a thorough bacteriological examina
tion, but no infection Mas found.
Health officer Alvah A. Doty declared today that his activities Trill not
be confined steamers from ports adjacent to the Infected centers but all
passenger steamers from Europe vrill be closely watched.
On the LiUsitanla a steerage passenger had been found seriously ill by
The steamer San Giovanni had a death of a 14yearold girl at sea five days
TERRITORIAL LAND IS
OPEN FOR SETTLEMENT
Washington, D. C, Sept. 2 Approximately 070,555 acres of 'iand in Ari
zona and New Mexico eliminated from the national forests by the president
as being chiefly valuable for agricultural purposes, have been opened to
jKettlcment under the homestead laws. The lands will become subject to set
tlement, November 22, but not to entry until December 21. The list fol
lows: Prom the Coconino national forest, Arizona, about 283,34,4 acre lying
along the eastern and northern borders of the forest In Coconino county;
about 33S,914 acres eliminated from the Coronado national forest, Arizona,
lying in Pina and Cochise counties, Arizona; and about 51,057 acres In Grant
county, New Mexico, and about 6240 acres In Cochise county, Arizona, elimin
ated from the Chiricahua national forest.
FIFTY THOUSAND MEN
LOCKED OUT OF WORK
Loudon, England, Sept. 2. "Lockout notices were posted at all Federated
yards today advising members of the Boilermakers' society that their serv
ices will be dispensed, with after today. Fifty thousand men are directly
The trouble is due to a strike yesterday of the riveters at "Walker ship
yard at New Castle on the Tyne, which, the owners claim, was a breach of
They declare that those locked out will not he -allowed to return until
the Boilermakers' society guarantees the fulfillment of the terms of its na
tional agreement for the prevention of striken or lockouts.
GET RED CROSS AID
Forest Service Men Will Ee-
ceive Help; Govemnient
Can't Help Them.
-Washington. B. C, Sept. 2. After a
conference with forestry officials to
daj officers of the American National
Red Cross, announced that they would
pa- the" frospfter expenses of the gov
ernment employes injured in fighting
the forest fires of the northwest.
Had it not been for this, the em
nloves would 'not onlv have lost their
wages during the time confined to hos- j
pitals, but would have been required
to pay their own hospital expenses,
as no government funds are available
for the purpose.
Rains Put 0it Fires.
Missoula. Mont.. Sept. 2. The last 24
I hours have brought a decided change
for the better In the forest fire situa-
tion in Idaho and Montana and today
department is Tecaaiing and dis-
charging hundreds of fire fighters.
Rains have extinguished practicauj. au
Fire at Lake Tahoe..
Carson. Nev.. Sept. 2. Forest fires
were discovered late yesterday after
noon in the big timber of the Tahoe
forest and the flames are now sweep
ing across the reserve within a quar
ter of a mile of Glenbrook, 'one of the
summer resorts on the shore of Lake
Tahoe. One hundred men have gone
from here to help fight the fires.
S. P. ATTORNEY DIES.
"Waco, Texas, Sept. 2. News was re
ceived here this morning of the death of
D. C. Bolinger, general attorney for the
Southern Pacific Texas lines with head
quarters in San Antonio. Bolinger died
in Colorado. The funeral takes piace
here next week.
Teached Divide, one of tne robbers
climbed on the tender, and when the
train reached mile post 32, a short dis
tance beyond, covered engineer Stew
art with a revolver. The train had
stopped at this point to meet train No.
4, eastbound. .
Tho haridlt sent a fusilade of bul-
! lets into the door of the express car,
but the express messenger refused to
open the door. By this time the train
crew opened fire on the surviving rob
bers and they immediately fled into the
An unknown man, who was stealing
a ride on No. 3, was accidentally shot
by the train porter and seriously hurt.
Engineer Stewart and the injured
tramp were both taken to Colorado j
Springs, bneriit ann iunl, of crip
ple Creek, ordered his deputies in pur-
The attempted holdup and the prompt
resistance of the train crew all took
place so quickly that the passengers
on No. 3 hardly realized what had oc
0. 3 carries the Wells-Fargo ex-
but the robbers obtained noth-
The body of the dead robber was
left at Bridge No. 34, close to where
the attempted robbery occurred, to
avra.lt the coroner's arrival from Cripple
Big Boat Threatens to Gro to
Pieces on the Pacific
Seattle, Wash., Sept. 2. The Alaska
Pacific Steamship company's steel
steamship "Watson went aground on
the reef off Waddah Island near Noah
Bay in a heavy fog late iisr night and
Kes in a dangerous position on the
The sea is comparatively calm, and
all of the 92 passengers aboard "were
taken oft in safety. They are camped
on a little Island awaiting the arrival
The tug Goliath, a revenue cutter and
one othtr vessel in the vicinity have'
gone to the assistance of the Watson.
BANKS PROVE EASY
THIS MAN SAYS
Says He Has Been Working
Them on a Wager; Ar
rested at Kansas
Palhart, Tex.. Sept. 2. James T.
Larkln. whom the authorities desire to
question concerning bank transactions
at Bartlesville, Okla., Claude, and Tex
line, Texas, and over the southwest,
was arrested in Kansas City, Mo., yes
terday on instructions from sheriff
McCantess, of Dalhart, on a charge of
securing $500 from a bank at Toxline.
this county, and will be taken to
Claude for trial.
Larkin formerly resided at Strat
ford, is married, and, his friends say
he entered a scheme on a wager to
swindle banks for a year without de
tection, and then refund all his gains
and write up his experiences. Hi" I
careers has been successful for 11
Aug. 1, it is said in his defense, he
mailed circular letters to all who had
suffered from his operations, advising
thm to call off their detectives; that
he was out on a wager of crime that
would end October 1 and the money
would be refunded to those who had
lost and that a statement of his oper
ations, his system and manner of de
frauding would then be published fol
the information and benefit of tha
banks and the public.
The American Bankers' association
Boston, Mass., Sept. 2. The Harvard
aviation field at Atlantic City, where
the nine days' reroplane contest of the
first Harvard-Boston Aero meet, starts
tomorrow, was the scene of activity this
Graham White and A. V. Roe, of Eng
land. Wright brothers, Glenn Curtiss
Clifford B. Harmon, Augustus Post and
other aviators are reprasen'e.1.
Interest Is manifested in the showing
ot 'Wright and -.urrlss machines.
... . . .
-- .o.i. .c nn6mB1,avc,WOman Known as the 'Big Chief.' right
a surprise -in store f.r the a-iators of name Martin, left a little over a week
the ivorld in a new model biplane which
Brookins will use.
Secret flig-hts have been made and It
is claimed that Wilbur Wright is so
elated at the performances that he" may
be seen in the chassis hlmso'f contend
ing against Gurtiss.
ritOTESTS AGAINST RATE
'CANCELATION BY COMMISSION
Shreveport, La.. Sept. 2. J. M.
Schloenbach, Of Chicago, representing
the conjmittee acting for tap line and
shipping interests in the southwest,
which Is protesting that the interstate
commission's cancelation of its rate di
vision order on the score that it will
work great damage to Louisiana and
Arkansas, is here in an effort to arouse
He says New Orleans, Lake Charles,
Monrde, Alexandria and Texarkana
Commercial bodies are sending vigorous
petitions to the commission.
Right Downtown They Make
Considerable "Fuss" Beer
Drinking and Jollying.
r FIGHT IS AIRED
"For nine nights I watched these
women, neglecting my business and
sleeping in the day," testified H. M.
Walker, editor of the El Paso Labor
Advocate, Thursday afternoon, at the
trial of four inmates of No. 404 Texas
street, right down town. Barney Early,
of the police force, also testified that
he -watched the place, and overheard a
conversation among the women while
they were in negligee costume.
Three of the -women were acquitted
they gave their names as Ella Knox,
Katie Colter, and Mrs. P. Smith on the
grounds of insufficient evidence. All
were charged with vagrancy. A woman
called Florence Williams, alias Haze)
Ford, was found guilty of the charge
of running a disorderly house and
fined $25. Her attorney immediately
gave notice of appeal The cases -were
tried before judge Tom Lea of tho
police court. "Volney Brown represent
ed the city, Joe Nealon the defendants.
In beginning the trial of the case.
Brown insisted that there be no quib
bling on account of the names. "These
women have given fictitious names,1
he added. Nealon agreed. The -witnesses,
attorneys and court thereafter
referred to the defendants as "the wo
man with the glasses." "the third from
the end," "the one on this end,' etc.
One of the women held an infant, ap
parently but a few weeks old. on her
lap throughout the trial.
Early Gives History.
Barney Early testified: "I recogniz
all of the women. One of them for
merly lived at the 'Mansion,' at the
corner of Texas and Ochoa; and later
lived at Pearl Bebee's, on Utah street.
Another has lived with two different
men that I know of. I know, too, that
she wag at the Bank saloon last Thurs
day night with several men. and was
pretty well 'jagged' with liquor. I saw
men coming and going to the house at
104 Texas at all hours of the day and
H. M. Walker referred to a type
written slip which he had with him
presumably containing notes on the
observations he had made during his
long watch. Among other things, he
testified in substance as follows:
"I live at 400 Texas. My house is
only five feet distant from No. 404
I began watching the place a weels
"go, wnen i learned wnat kind of a i
place it -was.
Sadie -Worked Somebody.
"During a conversation ont- night,
when one of the women had on noth
ing but a chemise, they were talking
about 'Sadie' and about how she hac
worked some fellow for his money.
Me-n -were coming and going at all
hours of the day and night, up to 3
oclock in the morning, and from six
to 13 in number. They came and went,
staying only a short time from 30
minutes to an hour. I saw them car
rying In beer at night and carrying
out beer bottles in the morning."
On cross examination, when lie had
to admit that he could not swear that
there had been anything wrong at the
house, and that ho bad not seen the
women in a compromising position, he
grow angry and exclaimed:
"I am going to fight this case If it
costs me $1000. I have a lease on that
place for two years. It is my homo
and I have a mother there who is 70
Ilusiness Good, Sometimes.
"How many men did you see there
at -night," asked the attorney for the
"Well, business was good some
nights, and they came often, other
I nights there wore not so many."
Air. aiKer. wno nas nis residence
upstair and his printing office down
stairs, testified that he had stayed up
night after right, and slept on a cot
in the office during the day in an ef
! fort to secure evidence against tho
Women Sat on Men's Laps.
Mr. Cook, of 40S Texas, testified in
substance as follows:
"No. 404 has been a kind of a rowdy
place. I have seen women sitting on
men's laps, and beer bottles around
the place, with men coming, and going.
This has been going on for the pant
year, at least. They kill considerable
booze around the place."
Barney Earl v. recalled, testified:
"One night within the past week I
heard them talking, in their under
shirts, about '.Toe' gambling so much,
and cominsr In late. Thpv won. rtni-'
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1Ils ueer. x recognized tlie woman
there with glasses' on the one who
worked at the Happy Hour awhile A
Early's testimony closed the case
NEW YORK CEXSUS
Washington, D. C, Sept. 2.
Census returns for greater New
York show a population of
4.766,883. an increase of 1,329,
681. or 3S.7 percent as compared
with 3,437,202 in 1900.
IfOKE SMITH COMES BACK.
Atlanta. Ga.-. Sept. 2. Former gov
ernor Hoke Smith, "came back" poli
tically yesterday when ho was nomin
ated for governor of Georgia and en
dorsed ,fcr the !r presidency of the
United States In .1912 by the stato-
Democratic convention here.
The Prettiest Child In America
New York, A. Y., Sept. 2. Milllcent GoweH, the beautiful little sevenyear
old girl of Everett, Mas., w.o has been pronounced "The prettiest child In
America." A number of New York sculptors and artists are already trying to
obtain the child as a model. Many handsome offers have already been made
her parents. Little Miss Gowen is hailed ak a formidable rival of Mildred Anae
Devorest, claimant to the title of being the prettiest child in Europe and over
whom the entire artistic set of the continent have gone In raptures. So far
the little girl!Bface has earned her family hundreds of dollars from phetogra
phcrs and artists of the New England states. It Is said that a particularly win
some character and disposition of the sunny kind are among her attractions.
ADVICE AND STORIES FOR CHILDREN
Former President Is Enthusiastically Hailed in Kansas
City as the Next President, But Enters a Denial as
" to His Insurgency; Says Drive Corrupt
Men From Public Life.
Kansas City, .Mo., Sept. 2. As the 1 toast to the president, but 4 looked on
guest of- honor -of the Kansas City indifferently as the references to him
Commercial club, Col. Roosevelt drank I self were made,
a toast yesterday to the president, was j Not an Insurgent.
himself toasted as the "first citizen of. Another song ending. with the're
the United" States," and listened to a 1 f rain "For he's- insurgent .and through,"
rollicking song to the tune iOf the 1
"Good Old Summer Time," which ran
"At next election time, at next
"Roaming around the wooly west,
"Getting things in line,
"For we likejiin. and he likesj.us,
"And that's a very good sign. -"That
he will" be" our pres--I-dent at
next eleotiaii. time." .
The colonel Vesj?phde,aneatily o the
Omaha. Neb, Sept. 2. Entering Oma
ha today without any special demon
stration by the people of the town, Col.
Roosevelt was escorted quietly to the
Omaha club for. breakfast.
Amoug those who breakfasted with
the colonel were senators Burkett and
Brown, of Nebraska, and Dolliver, of
The colonel was asleep when his
train reached. S. Joseph at 12:40 this
morning and continued calls for a
speech from a large crowd at the sta
tion brought no response. .As if in re
taliation the crowd began cheering for
president Taft. Col. Roosevelt slept
After breakfast, governor Shallen
berger and mayor Dahlman, of Omaha,
icalled on Col. Roosevelt. The latter
delivered his speech in the auditorium
This evening he will be entertained
by the Ak-Sarben club, and will be
Initiated: He ?w-ill spend the night in
this city, leaving for Sioux Falls in
No Set Speeches.
Thore were no set speeches at the
1 breakfast given Col. Roosevelt at the
he said could have been improved "In
technical accuracy" if the word, "pro
gressive" had been Inserted for the
word- "Insurgent." . "
"Don't get the bridle off," said the
colonel, amid cheers-.
Three hundred men attended the
luncheon and gave Col. Roosevelt a
Talks to Boys and Girls.
Col. Roosevelt at the high school told
(Continued on page 5.)
Omaha club, but senator Dolliver. of
Iowa, a strong friend of Mr. Roosevelt,
created much amusement by graphic
ally reciting stories, showing the man
ner in which the former president had
been received in the west.
The failure of -Omaha to -give the
colonel a noisy reception." is accounted
for by a telegram sent to the recer
tion committee by a member of the
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
ROOSEVELT NOT FOR
Tucson, Ariz., Sept. :. Refuting statements of the Democratic aevrspa
pers of Arizona-that his warning to Arlzonians and New Mexicans at Pueblo,
Colorado, against the danger of an ironclad constitution and "designing cor
poration attorneys" was a declaration In favor of the Initiative aait referca
dum, Thco. Roosevelt, in a message to Sims Ely. of Phoenix, says:
It In utterly impossible that such a construction can be placed on my
speech. The speech, speaks for Itself just as clearly as It Is in my porter to
speak." - "- t
Ex-Mayor Sweneey Says
Plant Will Cost a Quarter
of a Million.
A SPLENDID ONE
Mexican Cattle Plentiful and
El Paso a Logical Supply
"If the franchise is granted, the pack
ing plan-will be built; it will be mod
em and will be constructed under tho
supervision of the United' States gov-'
eminent officials. IrWlll cost,"a quarter
of a million, dollars."-Jos. U. Sweeney,
attorney for J. Or. Cameron.
"I do not know who is backing" Mr.
Cameron, but if he can show, that tho
money lsxbehind the proposition, Z-favor
granting the franchise. We must lenow
that he has the proper backing, how
ever, for we are not going to give
away franchises just for fun." Alder
man W. S. Clayton.
"Mr. Cameron has assured me that
the packing house to be erected by his
company will cost not less than $250.
000." Alderman Percy McGhee.
"Enterprises like the proposed pack
ing house, that bring capital here and
give employnient, "are what we want."
Mayor C. E. Kelly.
Thgse comments tend to show the at
tlude of the city council toward the re
quest of J. T?. "Cameron for a permit
from the city' to erect a packing house
on'the present site of tne Cameron stock
yards, at the southern end of 'Magoffin
and Cotton additions, about three blocks
southeast of the grain elevator; also
the position of the promoter, according
to his attorney. An additional five
acres is proposed for use of the plant.
To Consider It Wednesday.
The matter of the requetfor a per
mit, accompanied by a copy of the one
granted to the J. H. Nations Meat com
pany, came up at the last .meeting of
the city council, Thursday, as mentioned
in The Herald, and was referred to the
council as a commrittee of the wnole.
Mayor Kelly stated Friday morning"
that the council would meet to consider
the matter Wednesday of next week.
Alderman McGhee is quite enthusias
tic over the future of El Paso as a
packing house center, and thinks that
in the course of a decade or Jess there
Is reason to believe that it will rank
with Fort Worth and Kansas City as a
place for the slaughter of livestock and
the distribution of products manufac
"It is my "understanding," said Mr.
McGhee, Friday morning, "tnat a pack-
j ing house concern Is backing Mr. Cam-
eron. This sneans that when they get
to gouging Into the trade of the other
packing companies, they also will be
forced to erect similar plants here. Both
Swift and Armour have heavy Invest
ments here nowr to take care of the
distribution of their products from this
El Paso the Proper Location.
"El Paso, geographically, Is an ideal
distributing point," continued the al
derman. "In addition to that, it is lo
cated in the heart of the cattle section,
which means that there will be a saving
of hundreds of thousands of dollars an
nually in freight rates. Then, too. El
Paso is at the door of Mexico, to which,
country we must look more and mora
for, our supply of cattle. Shipments of
cattle from there to the United States
used to be nominal. Now tney run Into
the tens of thousands annually, through
El Paso alone. There are millions of
acres of as fine cattle land as I ever
saw, in Mexico, which will be used for
nothing but cattle raising for hundreds
of years to come.
"A plant the size of the one proposed,"
continued Mr. . McGhee, "will have a
capacity of at least 1000 head of live
stock daily, and should give employment
to 200 people. That it will be built
under sanitary conditions is a fore
gone conclusion, as every packing house
built must be erected along the line of
plans approved by the United States
ATTORNEY FINED FOR. CALL
ING ANOTHER A LIAR
Chicago, 111., Sept. 2. Amid scenes
of extreme 111 feeling between lawyers
in the case, during which attorney
Charles Erbstein, for the defense, was
fined $50 for contempt of court, states
attorney Wayman concluded his open
ing argument in the Lee O'Neil Brown
During the course of his argument.
Mr. Wayman asserted that the defense
had used perjured testimony and had
purposely had detective Patrick Keeley
Intoxicated before placing Keeley on
the -witness stand.
"You lied when you said that." at
torney Erbstein .shouted, jumping to
his feet and shaking his fist at Way
man. Judge Kersten Immediately ordered
a fine for contempt entered against
attorney Erbstein. t