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El Paso Fair
J Paso, Texas,
September 20, 1910 - 10 Pages
5 October 29th To
Nov. 6th, 1S10
Hitchcock Will Be
To Be Met at Deniing by
Postmaster Smith and
A. L. Sharpe.
P F la? Irs rf f tf g
Party Leaders in Colorado
Differ as to the Endorse
ment of Guggenheim.
FOUR MEN RUN
Colorado Springe, Colo., .Sept. 20. The
Republican state convention which
opens here today promises to be marked
by a hot fight over the platform, par
ticularly the indorsement of tne initia
tive and referendum amendment to the
constitution to be submitted to the
voters this falL
The convention was divided into three
factions, one faroring the endorsement
of the proposed amendment, one de
manding that the Republicans who voted
for the amendment in the special session
of the legislature now sitting be com
mended for tneir action but that endorse
ment be withheld from v the proposed
amendment itself and the third faction
is opposing absolutely tne principle of
the initiative and referendum.
Clyde C. Dawson, of Denver,
named temporary chairman "by acclama
tion. His references to Taft and Roose
veli were equally cheered. The usual
commitees were then named and the
convention took a recess.
Peace Conference Fruitless.
A peace conference was called last
night by state chairman "Work to lay
a working foundation for the resolu
tions committee, buf failed of result
after a tumultuous session, and the ques
tion will be roug.it out in the conven
tion. Another feature of the platform over
which there will be a bitter struggle
will be the endorsement of the record
cf senator Guggenheim. The indica
tions point to a platform endorsing the
Taft administration, steering wide or
any mention of the tariff and approving
the Roosevelt policies with a certain de
gree of neartiness.
State senator John B. Step"hen, of
Colorado City, an advocate of the Initia
tive and. referendum, wi:o has a strong
labor following; Rush I. Holland, of
Colorado Springs, a corporation attor
ney and past grand exalted ruler of the 1
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the latter an outspoken '"insurgent," are
leading candidates for governor.
In nearly all of She -counties resolu
tions endorsing the Taft administra
tion were adopted but in many of them
Ttoosevelt and his policies were lauded
also, and in some the former president
was given greater praise. Denver alone
neglected t-o make any mention of
Roosevelt and, for this, credit is given
the old guard, whose -wish was to avoid
be'ng classed with the socalled progres
sives. Since the Denver county conven
tion jof Saturday, tney have explained
chat there was no desire to ignore
Roosevelt or belittle his idea bf pro
gressive legislation; they wanted simply
they say, to take a conservative posi
tion, by endorsing the Republican
party's record in national affairs and
Incidentally the present national admin
istration. Row on the PlatfoiVn.
It Is certain that the platform making
will develop a big fight. Several of
the candidates who have announced
themselves as seekers for the guber
natorial and other nominations, learn
ing of the action taken by the Denver
Republicans at their convention, and be
lieving that an attempt will be made by
their big delegation of 187 to force their
views upon the state convention, have
stated that unless the convention fol
lowed a more progressive course, they
could not accept places on the ticket.
In order to avoid any embarrassment
to them, it is reported that an effort
will be made to have a report frjm tfie
platform committee before nominations
are taken up.
Individual members of the party at
tending the convention are much at sea
on the question of endorsing senator
Guggenheim. Several of the county con
ventions made no mention of him wnat
ever; others approve of his acts in the
senate looking to "the upbuilding of J
The only candidate for the nomina
tion for governor who has come out
squarely as a supporter of Roosevelt
policies is Mr. Vincent. "When Col.
Hoosevelt "was in Denver several weeks
ago as the guest of the Cattle Growers'
association, Mr. Vincent made a speech
recounting the acts of the Rooseelt
administration and stating the Rose
velt policies as he understood them.
Col. Roosevelt, who followed, said that
Vincent nad stated his policies better
than he could have stated them himself,
and Intimated that his friends in Colo
rado could hardly do better than vote
This gave Vincent a great boost
among his friends on the western slope
hut they could do ilttle toward getting
TA WNEY HAS A HARD
FIGHT IN MINNESOTA
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. "0. Minnesota today Is choosing party nominees
for congress, county offices and the state legislature.
The -weather Is favorable and the largest vote ever cast In a primary Is
Int-rest centers In the congressional contests. Several Minnesota con
gressmen have a hard fight on their hands, the opponents in all but one In
stance being insursrentrt.
In tlie first district, James A. Tavrney wound up the hottest fight of
his congressional career last night. Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford PInchot,
Frances G. Heney and other exponents of progressive Republicanism have
taken, a hand in the fight against Tawnej, who is opposed by Sidney An
derson, a young attorney.
It Is generally conceded that If Tawney vilns It villi be by a small ma
jority. IV. S. Hammond, Minnesota's only Democratic congressman, has only
aoBinal opposition for rcnominatloa.
Roll Out of Blankets With
Frost on Ground and the
Thermometer at Freezing.
VAS MERELY TEST
OF THEIR NERVE
Camp Atascadero, CaL, Sept. 20.
"With the mercury around the freezing
point and white patches of frost on the
ground, the camp of the New Mexico
national guard was thrown in a tur
moil at 1:45 this morning by bugles
sounding "general arms."
There were curses and growls in in
tense tones and indlan war whoops,
loud and deep, as oficers and men roll
ed out of their camp blankets and fell
into line in the stinging frost air,
chattering teeth playing a liberal ac
companiment to the rattle of the arms
of the troops who took positions to
defend the camp against an attack.
A few minutes later the bugles
sounded the recall and the militiamen
hurried back to their blankets. The
night call was planned to see how
quickly the troops could turn out in
the middle of the night.
instructed for him. There
are many other candidates.
NEW JERSEY PARTY
Republicans Are at Sea as to
What They Are Going
to Stand For.
Trenton, X. J., Sept. 20. The only
bone of contention at today's Repub
lican state convention will be the
Everything is at sixe. and sevens so
far as the platform is concerned.
As drawn up by a subcommittee
which is composed of United States
r senator Kean, congressman Gardner
and state senator aKeiee, an ueciu
cd standpaters, it comes far from
meeting the approval of the progres
sive element, who are incensed and
threaten to fight the matter out on
the floor of the convention.
TERRELL AXD HOl'STOX
OPEX THEIR CAMPAIGNS.
Paris, Tex., Sept. 20. Oddly enough
judge J. O. Terrel, Republican can
didate for governor, and judge Hous
ton, the Prohibition candidate for the
sumo nf fip.p have each enerasred the
...-4-v. n..r- -fs. Jf i ioTnnQtirn arIlOQQ
here tonight. Cecil Lyon is accom
panying judge Terrell
Arriving at noon today judge Ter
rell received a challenge from Mr.
Houston for a ioint debate tonight.
! Terrell accented and a warm debate
MAINE TO TAKE UP
"Washington, T. C Sept. 20. Advices
received here today from Maine say
the town of Gardiner in that state in
all probability will be the first in New
England to adopt Texas's plan for a
commission form of government. An
election to decide the matter will be
held next month. Opponents to the
commission form are presenting in the
newspapers articles dealing with the
alleged mismanagement by the Fort
Worth, Dallas and Des Moines com
missions1: INVESTIGATING CHARGES THAT
LORIMER BOUGHT HIS SEAT.
Chicago, 111., Sept, 20. Investigation
by the senate special committee of
charges that William Lorimer's elec
tion to the United States senate was
brought about by bribery, will be
opened here this afternoon. Senators
Burrows, Heyburn, Johnson, Gamble
and Paynter are already here. Senator
Frazier is expected tonight.
CHINESE PRINCE ARRIVES AND
IS GIVEN GREAT RECEPTION.
San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 20. Prince
Tsai Hsun, head of the Imperial Chi
nese navy and uncle of the emperor
of China, arrived here Tuesday on
board the S. S. Manchuria. He was
received "with royal honors, being met
at quarantine by the government tug
Slocum, which was crowded -with dis
tinguished naval, military .and civil
officials. An elaborate reception was
tendered last night by the Chinese
consul general and the six companies,
as a welcome to the prince.
Prince Tsai Hsun and his party will
leave for the east tomorrow, accom
panied by Chas. M. Schwab, who will
show the visitors through the various
shipbuilding plants of the Atlantic
The Chinese j quarter is gaily decorat
ed in honor of the imperial visitor.
Chris Aranda, deputy county clerk,
is spending a two weeks' vacation with
relatives at San Elizario.
Former Presdent and Pres
ent President Stand To
gether on Certain Issues.
New Haven, Cenn., Sept. 20. Presi
dent Taft and Col. Theodore Roosevelt
met at New Haven Monday, for the sec
ond time since the former president's
return from Africa. Col. Roosevelt '
sought the conferenc with the presi-
It was plain from all that trans- J
pired befor,e and after the meeting that
the colonel and his close political ad-
visers are not a little worried over (
the situation in New York state, and
came to the president for further evi
dence of his moral support.
This the president was glad to give.
He declared his position in the New
York state fight had been clear from
the very first. He said he sympathized
heartily with the fignt against "boss
ism" being waged by the people of the
Mr. Taft reiterated the statements
he made in his letler to Lloyd C. Grii
com, president of the New York county
Republican committee at the time of
the Sherman-Roosevelt controversy
over the temporary chairmanship.
Mr. Taft announced to his caller
anew what he had said in the Griscom
letter that he favored direct prima
ries for the nomination of congress
men and state legislators.
President Taft is not ready as yet to
admit the advisability of doing away
with conventions for vthe nomination
of state officers.
Mr. Taft understands that both gov
ernor Hughes and Mr. Roosevelt are
now practically in accord with his own
position, although the governor fought
at first for direct primaries for all of
fices. President Taft and Col. Roosevelt did
not discuss the question of the presi
dency in 1912. The president has not
been advised as to what Mr. Roose
velt's attitude is toward that campaign.
From sources close to the president it
was said there was no occasion to dis
cuss this subject.
Mr. Taft's position is this:
He is willing to run if nominated.
If his friends think there is a good
chance for him to be reelected, Mr.
Taft feels that they will see to his nom
ination. Mr. Taft's political friends say
if the American people -want him for
a second term that not even Col. Roose
velt can prevent his nomination. If the
people do not appear to want him, Mr.
Taft will be only too glad to submit
to their decision.
It can be stated of Monday's meeting
that while it may have been successful
in its "scenic effect" and of moral ad
vantage to the Roosevelt leaders in
New York state, it was absolutely
barren of results as to any better un
derstanding between the president and
Mr. Roosevelt as to national issues or
their personal relation.
Something in the nature of a truce
cnnmc fn horo Kaon nrrPTiiroil roparl-
ing the New York state situation. After '
that is over, other events will shape j
themselves. Col. Roosevelt himself is
said to have let drop the hint that as
to his side of the matter, "something
would be doing" after the elections. Mr.
Taft is letting 1912 look out for itself.
He declares he has other matters of
concern at the moment.
It came out at Monday's conference,
which in addition to the president and
Col. Roosevelt included Lloyd C. Gris
com, Otto Bannard and secretary Nor- 1 ...
ton, that the Taft administration is to
be endorsed at Saratoga. No mention
of Mr. Taft as a candidate in 1912 will
"It is not the province of a state con
vention to nominate any man for presi
dent two years ahead," said Mr. Ban
nard after the conference, "Connecticut
did rt do it, so why should New
In this connection it became known
yesterday that president Taft depre
cated the action of the Ohio Repub
licans in declaring for him in 1912.
He did not think he should be made an
issue. The Ohio leaders were anxious,
however, that the Taft administration
and the congressional record should be
made a part of the state campaign and
took this means of bringing it about.
ROOSEVELT WILL NOT
RUN FOR GOVERNORSHIP
Oyster Bay, X. Y., Sept. 20. Well
pleased with the. result of his confer
ence with president Taft, Col. Roose
velt returned to Sagamore Hill.
"I had a very pleasant interview with
the president," said the colon-el, "and
an entirely satisfactory talk on the
New York situation."
More emphatically than ever the col
onel reiterated his determination not
to accept the nomination for governor
of New York. He was reminded he had
said that under ' no
would he accept the nomination for
vice president at Philadelphia in 1900,
yet the convention named him, regard
less of his acceptance.
This did not shake him. He repeated
that no one could force the nomina
tion for governor upon him.
Barnes Makes Comment.
Albany, X. Y., Sept. 20. William
Barnes, jr., of Albany last night made
this statement on the conference yes
terday between president Taft and Col.
"The mere fact that Mr. Roosevelt
thought it necessary to go to New Ud
ven to see the nresident inrlfnntoc thot
i he was looking for the support of the
l highest executive of the nation in the
I endeavor of himself and his friends to
I commit the Republican party of Xew
' Vnrlr in lto nnl.'.lM. tv. ,. i:
the endorsement of the party for 1912
is highly important to Mr. Roosevelt.
It is not to anybody else. Xo amount
or circumlocution can becloud the real
issue, which is: "Shall the Republican
party of New York take its stand in
favor of a Bryan ized Republican par
ty, or shall it remain true to all Its
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Postmaster general Frank H. Hitch
cock. Who has been in Arizona and Xew
Mexico for the past month, will pass
through El Paso Wednesday afternoon
on t'he Golden State limited en route to
Washington, D. C.
The postmaster general was at Silver
rty Jiuesua-, Having just returned ironi
a hunting trip in Xew Mexico with a
party of friends. He has also visited
different cities in Arizona by way of
the S.xnta Fe, returning to New Mexico
for a hunt before going back to his
duties in Washington.
Postmaster general Hitchcock will be
met in Deming by postmaster J. A.
Smith and collector A. L. Shame, who
-will accompany him to El Paso. While
the limited is at the union station, the
postmaster general will be taken for an
auto ride over tne business district to
fc-how him tlie building progress of El
Pao since he was here for the Taft
As El Paso ia to have a new pjsto-fficc
in the near future, the government offi
cials here are anxious for Mr. Hitchcock
to get u glimpse of the wonderful
growth tins city has had since he was
here less than a year ago and to impress
upon him the needs of a large postoffice
NSW YORK- POLICE
Acting Mayor Wants the
New York, N. Y., Sept. 20. As a re
sult of recent gambling house raids at
the instance of acting mayor Mitchell,
he has recommended that police com
missioner ""Baker be rem'oved on the
ground of unfitness in permitting
gambling to flourish in the city un
checked. TRIES TO END HIS .
LIFE WHEN ARRESTED.
Fort "Worth, Tex., Sept. 20. -
E. D. Fossett. charged with .
forging money orders on the
Wells Fargo company here for
$50, inflicted a probably fatal
wound on himself this morning
when the police sougnt him.
He was found hiding in the at-
tic of a North Fort Worth
home, and bleeding from knife
ASIv FOR CHANGE OF
VENUE IN MURDER CASE.
Houston, Tex., Sept. 20. When the
case of Earl McFarlane, charged with
the murder of assistant police chief
Murphy, was called' in the district
court todaj-, the defense asked for a
change of venue, alleging that public
sentiment would make an impartial
trial here" impossible.
Officers stationed at the dopr, of the
court room searched all entering, as
it was feared guns might be brought.
FORT DAVIS TO BE
SOLD ON NOVEMBER 21
Washington, D. C, Sept. 20. Judge
Witten of the general land office, an
nounced today. he will conduct tlie sale
of Fort Davis in ' Jeff Davis county,
Texas, November 21. The fort was
abandoned by the war department in
1906 and turned over to the interior
department. The tract contains 300
acres and will be sold in lots of 30
BRYAN TO ADDRESS
Pueblo. Colo., Sept. 20. William J.
i"1 - "' "" . ue sptuKors next
Jiuimuy, uib upeiiiiiB uay ot tne 15tn
annual Irrigation congress, a telegram
to that effect being received here yes
terday. Exsrovcrnor Alva Adams?, who
rwas instrumental in getting Bryan, has
given up his place to him. It is not
known yet on what subject Bryan will
100 JSJURED IN
Lisbon, Portugal, Sept. 30.
A hundred persons were injured
today in a railroad wreck near
ALLEGED FORGER IS
EXTRADITED FROM OKLAHOMA.
Sherman, Tex.. Sept. 20. George
Tully, wanted here on a charge of ob
taining $300 from the Denison bank,
through a forged telegram, was
brought from Oklahoma and jailed
here today, ending a six weeks' fight
with governor Haskell, who at first
1 refused to grant a requisition.
UNION CONCERT IN
Union of the third cavalry band of
the Mexican army and the El Paso
I Municipal band a combination in all
I of 52 pieces of brass and "reed will
I afford the two border cities vthe great
I est musical treat of the season at a
concert tonight in Cleveland square.
' By speclcl permission from he secre
' tary of war of Mexico, the visiting
j militar band will cross the interna
I tional line for the first time- since its
i There is little question that the con
( cert will be a success, musically and
socially. It is assured that the acous
tic po.ver of the Cleveland square
stand will throw the combined tone
volume of the two bands so that the
concert may be fully enjoyed at any
j part of either Cleveland or Carnegio
j square. , People of Ciudad Juarez are
especially invited, and the most promi
I nent Mexican officials have expressed
intention of attending.
The program has been arranged with
especial care. It contains four selec
tions new to El Paso concert goers, the
music having been obtained from the
visiting bandsmen. "ELjCuarto Poder,"
the first number, is a typical Mexican
march of especial charm, a combina
tion of military dash and dreamy
Spanish melody. Strains of the fanta
sia from Puccini's "La Boheme," will
be heard in public concert f.or the first
time, and an unusual Hungarian over
ture and a product of Suppe's art will
complete the list of new things. There
will be eight regular numbers, and
probably two extras.
In the patio of the Juarez garrison,
the two bands practiced Monday aft
ernoon and Tuesday morning. Every
member of the combined band is a
Mexican, and the work 6f training was
not difficult. Preference In the con
cert win ue given the visiting band,
in mat us coniiuctor, Antonio Villalva,
will direct all but two numbers. Prof.
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. '""'fai "; locai aano, aiso. oanu ana win De escorted to the Cleve
has insisted that the visitors play two land square band stand. Accompany
selections aione. The brillianf imi
forms of the military band will be
blended alternately with the plain blue
of the local bandsmen, since the musi
sians must stand according to instru
mental arrangement. Members of 'the
two bands have been oeeuniprt 3ino
first suggestion of the union concert
MOB THREATENS NEGRO
Mnskojcee, Okla., Sept. 1'0. Company F, of the Oklahoma state guards,
has ,,een ordered by governor Haskell to hold Itself in readines to protect
a neprro In jail here charged with murdering Walter Watson, a drug clerk.
Intense excitement prevailed her e and the prisoner has been removed
to the federal jail.
A promise; of speedy t'rial, however, has allayed the excitement somewhat.
AMARILLO MAY NOT
HAVE ANY SALOONS
Attorney General Eeady to
j Figlit to Prevent Issu-
j ance of Licenses.
I Allc;Hn To-v Cant on a ,-,...-..
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eral Lightfoot is conferring: with his
assistants today, regarding the issu
ance of saloon licenses at ivmarillo,
despite the decision of the state con
troller that no more licenses shall be
Issued. It is expected that Lightfoot
will bring proceedings to prevent the
county judge granting such licenses.
Governor Campbell today said he will
have nothing to do with the Amarillo
"FLOYD PAYNE" Ar.RESTED;
IS NOT REAL ESTATE MAN
"W- F. Payne is wondering if he has
a double. On the police court docket
Floyd Payne is charged with exceed
ing the speed limit in his auto. The
a'leged offense is said to have occurred
Sunday in the plaza. Mr. Payne says
ne was at the Country club all dav
panticipating In the harvest
home dinner golf match and that his
car was not out of the garage.
NEW MEXICO AND
TEXAS CENSUS FIGURES.
Washington. D. C, Sept. 20. Pre
cinct six. Mora countv. New Mexico.
shows a population, according to the
13th census, of 546.
Cotulla, a town in La Saelle county,
Texas, has a population of 1SS0 per- j
CTOTON CROP IS VERY
SHORT THIS YEAR IN TEXAS.
Austin, Tex., Sept. 20. .The depart
ment of agriculture today issued its
monthly crop report from 40 counties
showing cotton very short, the average
being one bale to 10 acres.
Forty acres will make a bale m
Fisher and 20 acres in Schleicher.
WEATHER IS NOT RIGHT;
ALPINE FLIGHT POSTPONED.
Brig, Switzerland, Sept. 20. Today's
weather was unfavorable' for flying,
and the across-the-Alps aviation com
petition was again delayed.
TO ARREST ALLHGED SWINDLER.
Waxahachie, Texas, Sept. 20. Sheriff
Forbes left today for Okemah, Ok4a..
to arrest C. E. Melton, alleged to have
swindled Lon Minis of Ennis, Texas, out
of $500 in a five mule deal recently.
Melton is now in Jail there. He is ac
cused of operating In various parts of
NOTED ACTOR DIES.
Vienna, Austria. Sept. 20. Josef
Kainz, a celebrated German dramatic
actor, died today. He was born in
1S5S. He had toured the larger cities
Mrs. Park W. Pitman, wife of the
county clerk, and children, have re
turned from an extended visit with rel
atives in Bowling Green and Lexington,
Ky. They hae been in the Blue Grass
estate since last April.
in copying music not contained in
both band's libraries, ana, after the
concert, each company rill be richer.
Following is the program as arrang
ed by the two band masters:
March "El Cuarto Poder" Preza
Waltzes "Blue Danube" Strauss
Grand Fantasia "La Boheme"
Overture "William Tell Rossini
Fantasia on Mexican National Airs
Hungarian Overture "Hunyady
L'aszlo" . Erkel
Overture "Poet and Peasant"
Medley of American National Airs...
May Play National Air.
Through Col. Corella, commander ot
the Juarez garrison, permission has
been asked for by wire from the com
mander of the northern Mexico milita
ry zone, to play the Mexican national
hymn at the band concert this even
ing. Special permission must be ob
tained and, through the offices of CoL
Corella, El Pasoans may have the op
portunity of hearing the Mexican an
them played by a Mexican military
band. Being the custom throughout
Mexico for all to stand and for the
men to uncover during- the playine- of
this hymn, the custom will be observed
at tne concert Tuesday evening by
Americans and Mexicans, for both the
Mexican and American national airs,
which will probably be played as the
final numbers on the program.
Freedom of the City.
The "fredom of the city" is to be
extended to the visiting musicians of
the Mexican band when they come to
Kl Paso from Juarez. The Electric
Railway company has provided a spe
cial street car to bring the musicians
to this side free of charge. They will
be met at the transfer station by the
members of -ths Kl Tnsr MiiTiiAinni i
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ing the musicians will be the officials
of Juarez and the officers of the Jua
rez garrison, in addition to practically
the entire population who have been
formally invited by mayor C. E. Kel
ly, of El Paso, to attend the concert.
Refreshments are to be served the vis-
iting musicians following the
RAIN MARS THE
Gr. A. R. Encampment Ex
periences Bad TVeather
at Atlantic City.
Atlantic City, X. J., Sept. 20. A
steady rain marred many features of
today's program, for tha annual en
campment of the G. A. R., but better
weather is looked for tomorrow when
a parade of veterans, to which thev
look forward with much pleasure
Several organizations allied with the
Grand Army opened their sessions to
day. The contest for the next commander-in-chief
between John E. Gil
man, of Boston, and John McElroy of
Washington, D. C. is getting warrn
"Rochester. X. Y., Los Angeles Den
ver anu jnatranooga want the
FOR EL PASO CITY.
From Cananea, Mex., Xews.
The El Paso Herald recently
issued an "Advancement num
ber," which was one of the best
boosts that city's papers have
given it in a long time.
OIIj STRUCK IN
WELL IN PANHANDLE.,
Dalhart. Tex.. Sept. 20. Advices
reached here today that a rich flow of
oil had just been struck in the Far
well lands near Glen Rio in the Pan
handle district. Prospecting has ben
progressing there for some time.
CHICAGO PROPERTY IS JEOPARDISED
Chicago, 111., Sept. 20. Bomb Xoi. SS and 37 In the war between two fac
tions of gamblers iverc exploded last night In places five miles apart within 4S
minutes of each other. No one was seriously Injured but the damage to
buildings wns considerable. ,
Freiburg's dance hall on 22nd street near Wcbash, and the Woodlawn
cafe, G3d street and Cottage Grove avenue, were the marks at which bombs
were hurled. It Is believed thnt the second bomb Tra Intended for an al
leged pool room adjoining the AVoodlawn cafe.
For three yearn the police hae been in a turtnioil over the mysterious ex
plosions which have caused serious injury to a number of persons and thousands
of dollars damage to property.
It U believed that last night's bombs were thrown from an elevated rail
Will Cost Less Than $100,
000 Lively Tilt at Coun
EL PASOANS ARE
Engineers Exchange Heated
Remarks and Almost Come
to Blows in City Hall.
Bids for the construction of El Paso',
sewage disposal plant were opened at
an adjourned meetins: of tne cltv oun-
j cil Tuesday morning and a.-cordlnr to
the figures submitted Sorenson & Mor
gan are the lowest bidders on sections
1 and 3. Owing to the alternate propo
sitions included In section 2, xns mat
ter is somewhat involved, but the low
est bidder is seemingly TV. E. Ander
son. Following the opening of the bid,
mayor C. E. Kelly announced, that the
finance committee of the council, com
posed of aldermen McGhee, Hewitt and
Blumenthal would meet aan consider
the bids Tuesday afternoon '"and givo
a decision Wednesday afternoon at 4
oclorfc Following the meeting, alder
man McGhee stated the committee
would meet Tuesday afternoon at S
oclock. Alderman Hewitt stated that a
decision might possibly be given Tues
Section 1 of the plans and specifica
tions provides for the construct! n of
the power house; section 2 provides
for the erection of the boilers,
chimneys and apprtenances, refuse
destructors and pumping plant, and
section 3 provides for the construction
of the sewage disposal plant proper.
El Pasonnns Low Bidders.
The bids for section 1, are: Soren
son & Morgan, $26,9S0: Public Works
Engineering company, Portland. Or.,
$27,709. Xo alternate propositions are
included in section 1.
Section 2 provides jfor a bid for con
struction according to the plans and
specifications, and alternate propo
sitions 1 and 2. Alternate proposition
Xo. 1, provides for changing the con
struction of the chimney from brick to
concrete, and-proposition 2 provides for
dispensing -with one screen.
The bids on section 2 are: W. E.
Anderson, $36,000; alternate proposition
Xo. 1. $950 less: alternate proposition
Xo. 2, $1150 less; Public "Works En
gineering company, $36,070: alternate
proposition Xo. 1, $9S0 less; proposi
tion Xo. 2, $1166 less.
The alternate proposition contained
in section 3, provides for leaving out
The bids are:
.Sorenson & Morgan. $31,344; alter
nate proposition. $2100 less; Publio
Works Engineering company, $31,548;
alternate proposition $2280 less.
ln z e um Ior 51wtM'-
"f Work Engineering com-
3Iut Be Built for 100,000.
pany Is under contract with the city.
through its engineer F. B. Smith, who
drew the plans and specifications, that
the sewage and garbge disposal plants
are not to cost over $100,000. A pro
vision is also made that Mr. Smith Is
to receive 5 percent of the total cost
of the construction for drawing the
plans and specifications, and an addi
tional 5 percent for guaranteeing the
plant for one year to obtain results,
thus making the total cost of construc
tion, according to Mr. Smith's calcula
tions. $91,000. This amount Is $3324 less
.than the bids submitted by Sorenson &
Morgan, and $4327 less than the actual
bids of the Public Works company for
the three different sections of the
contract. However, according to the
figures submitted, the total bids of
Sorenson & Morgan for sections 1 and
3. and W. E. Anderson for section 2,
amount -to $94,321. The total of the bids
submitted by the Public Works En
gineering company amount to $95,327.
The difference in the total bids Is
$1003 in favor of Sorenson & Morgan
and W. E. Anderson.
The difference in the deductions of
$4426 and $4200 as provided in sections
2 and 3 is $226 in favor of the Public
Works company, making the Public
Works company the loser on the whole
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