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El Paso, Texas,
October 12, 1910 - - 12 Pages
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specting the Big Elephant
MEETING IS HELD
WITH WATER USERS
The board of army engineers got
down to business Wednesday morning
when they met members of the cham
ber of commerce and water users as
sociation at the chamber, of commerce.
Besides those directly interested, there
were not more, than half a dozen citi
zens present and the hearing took the
form of an informal roundtable discussion-President
Martinez, president of the
local water users' association, had
prepared data on the amount of land
under- irrigation in ,the valley, present
conditions of irrigation, canals, etc,
which he submitted to the board. The
engineers asked many questions and
were given all information asked for
by Mr. Martinez and others. L.. C. Hill,
supervising engineer of .the reclama
tion service, was present and answered
many questions regarding the service.
The bnrinr lasted little .more than
half an. hour, after which the members
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lortainment committee, went down the,
valley in automobil'es to get a glimpse
of what is being done with a limited
suppiy of water. Returning, the board, j
onmn-mioil VV TfinreSentatlVeS Of the
chamber of commerce and water users i
occnMntinn and officials of the recla
mation service, left on a Santa Fe spe
cial" train for Selden to inspect the
Leasbuxg dam. The board will spend
Thursday at Elephant Butte.
"This is the banner year for irriga
tion and irrigationists," said- Frederick
Hi Newell, director of the reclamation
service, at the meeting. "The crops
this year In the irrigated districts have
been better than ever before and the
result has been the injection of a
"broader interest In the whole question
of irrigation." " ' ' -
Mention of the rout of the selfish
Colorado oppostlon to the Elephant
Butte project in the recent irrigation
congress at Pueblo, Colo, brought a
heartv peal of laughter from Mr. New
ell, and he intimated that he thought
El Paso had put a crimp in the oppo
sition of selfish interests to the use
by Rio Grande valley farmers, of the
surplus -waters of the river.
Regarding construction work on the
Elephant Butte dam, Mr. Newell said
that all obstacles had now beeii re
moved and all possibilities of delay
overcome. Mr. Newell was an inter
ested listener at the board's hearing
at the chamber of commerce Wednes
Mr. Newell believes that the outlook
of the reclamation service is brighter
than it has ever been because of the
successes that are being made with the
aid of the, government in reclaiming
Entertained at Dinner.
At hotel St. Regis Tuesday night the
army board was entertained at dinner
by about 50 representative citizens. A
Slumber of addresses were made by the
"visitors and others. Director Newell
expressed his belief that work would
go steadily forward on the Rio Grande
project, including the big dam.
GREEK CABINET RESIGNS
Ath'enK, Greece, Oct. 12. The cabinet of Greece recigned today. The
resignation .is due both to complications vtlth Turkey and to internal dis
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Constitutional Convention at
Santa Ee Then Adjourns
. Until Friday.
Santa Fe, N. M., Oct 12. The adop
tion of the majority report of the com
mittee on rules by a vote of 63 to 30,
and an extended oration by delegate
H. B. Ferguson, (Democrat), of Ber
nalillo county, were the principal fea
tures of the afternoon session of the
constitutional convention in Santa Fe,
which has adjourned to Friday to give,
the committees time to work.
Dissented Upon Three Rules.
The minority reporf dissented upon
Only three rules relating to the pro-
portion of members necessary to se
cure a calling of the ayes and nays, to
the putting of the previous question
and as to precedence of motions. A. B
Fall, of the majority, compelled the
"leading speaker of the minority, H. B.
Ferguson, who expressed the fear of
corporation control, to acknowledge
that he (Ferguson) was retained as
attorney by railroad and other cor
porations and is at present the .at
torney in fact in one of the largest
railroad suits pending in the courts.
Ferguson said: "I was paid a good
round fee and I would like to get one
just like it every month." Ferguson
also stated that "rather than to havs
u, sua.'ie uucLL oiioii uc cue o miujji jij,
ground of corruDtion and corruDtiner
a state tnat snau oe me stamping
influence, I would prefer to wait for
tne tjme jch is rapidly approaching
wnen e pUre government advocated
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Among the "Sy-opositions introduced
were a. corrupt practices act, another
act endorsed by the Direct Legislative
league referring to the initiative and
referendum, as well as clauses relat
ing to the elective franchise, the pub
lic schools and public lands.
Clauses to embodythe initiative" and
referendum -were introduced by A. A
Sedillo. Clauses providing for an elec-
iiv lnrUfiiarv for siiTirpmp rnnrt
judges three in number xo serve ten
years, for a department of agriculture,
commerce and labor, . by G. A. Rich
ardson. Clauses -as to the franchise and
schools were introduced by Nestor
Montoya; for statewide prohibition to
be separately submitted, by C. R.
Brice; for education, by E. D. Patton.
The committee on rules reported in
favor of giving the representatives of
railroad employes' organization, seats
on the floor of the conention, and the
convention unanimously extended this
privilege. At night, the delegates were
the guests -of the business men of the
city at a smoker and luncheon in the
Commercial club rooms.
Railroad Employes' Demands.
The legislative committee of the
various railroad employes organiza
tions demand from the convention the
The initiative, referendum and recall
as adopted and applied in the state of
Oregon, also the federal employes' lia
bility act embodied in the constitution.
They are also in favor of a law that
is favorable to just and equitable
freight and passenger rates, and of
the appointment of a railroad commis
sion consisting of three members, two
of such members to have had at least
five years' experience in actual rail
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SIXTY THOUSAND N
MARCH IN BOSTON
Boston, Mass... Oct. 12. Columbus
day was observed'' f or the first time in
In Boston there was a parade of 60,
000 men, reviewed by president Taft,
governor Draper, mayor Fitzgerald and
Although legally a public holiday,
the principal observance was almost
Observed in Fifteen Stntes.
New York, N.TT., Oct 12. The 418th
anniversary of the discovery of Amer
ica by Christopher Golumbus is being
observed in 11 states today. They are
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illi
nois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri,
Montana, New York, New Jersey, Penn
sylvania, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Onio
and Rho'de Island.
Throughout New York schools,
banks, courts and business houses are
closed, while parades, and other cele
brations by Italian residents are the
order of the day.
Detroit, Mich., Oct. 12. Italian resi
dents of Detroit celebrated Columbus
day by unveiling a statue to the great
Historical PaReant in Chicago.
Chicago, 111., Get 12. Chicago today
witnessed' the most extensive celebra
tion of the discovery of America since
the world's fair. The historical pa
geant depicting the departure of Co
lumbus from Cadiz and his landing- in,
America was a feature. Caravels
"Ninas" "Pinta-" and "Santa Maria,"
duplicates of Columbus ships, which
crossed the Atlantic during the world's
fair year, and which have been in the
lagoon at Jackson park since then, will
proceed under full sail across the la
goon to an imaginary San Salvador.
ON BUCKLER BLOCK
Falls From Second Story to
Pavement; Says That.t
Fall Was His Own
Chas. Atherton, one of the workmen
! engaged in rebuilding the Buckler
building, fell from the second story
Wednesday morning at 11:15 oclock
and sustained a bruised side and arm
and an injury to the spinal column.
H was taken to the office of Dr. J. Ar
Hedrick, in the Roberts-Banner build
ing and his Injuries treated. The arm
and side bruises are not serious, but
the doctor was not able to tell just
how serious the injury to the spinal
column will be.
Atherton resides at No. 311 "West
Overland street, where he was taken
following his treatment at the office
of Dr. Hedrick. "I was working on a
cornice at a corner of the second story
when it gave way and fell. The fall
ing of the cornice was due to our
negligence in not having it supported
by a wire. When I fell I struck the
sidewalk on my side."
WEL.IMAX TRIAL TRIP
DELATED BY HIGH WIXD.
Atlantic City, N. J., Oct. 12.
The airship America in which
Walter Wellman and a crew of
six men will attempt to cross
the Atlantic to Europe, was to
have been taken out at sunrise
for a trial flight this morning
but the wind was so high that
the trial was postponed. An at
tempt will be made this after
noon if the wind moderates.
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lected. THINKS CREEL IS il hi liil It IIIIIlIU
NEARLY TEN DAYS
' GETTING- THE JURY
A A A A A 4.' -$
1. Robert L. Obear, collector
for Tuttle Paint and Glass com
pany. 2. John A. Bradford, manager
"Western Construction com
pany. 3. John E. Walker, office civil
engineer for Southwestern sys
tem. 4. R. S. P. Cass, formerly
clerk at Western Abstract com
pany, and also employed in tax
5. John F. Kilburn, cattle
man, formerly from New Mex
ico. 6. J. W. WJlkej', contractor,
living at 309 Wyoming street.
7. Albert Lanclos, 415 Myrtle
avenue, turner for El Paso Sash
and Door company.
S. W. E. Laird, 512 San Mar
cial, foreman for El Paso Lum
9. F. N. Pogue, farmer, living
near San Elizario.
10. E. C. Crapp, farmer, living
near Clint. -
11. R. E. Allen, Allen Arras
"and Cycle works, 404 North
12. Frank Lamb, Southwest
ern machinist, 130S Boulevard.
The actual trial of John Leech,
charged with the murder of E. Kohl
I berg, on June 17, last, was commenced
in tne 34th district court at 2 oclock
Wednesday afternoon, Frank Lamb, of
130S Boulevard, being selected as the
12th juror for the case Wednesday
Lieech Pleads "Not Guilty.''
Following the acceptance of Lamb,
Leech was arraigned to answer the I
charge of murder and entered a plea of
"not guilty" before special judge Pat
rick H. Clarke, who is presiding In the
At 2 oclock, the formal indictment
by the grand jury charging Leech with
the murder of Kohlberg" -was read to
the jury and the trial was on. '
The Twelfth Juror.
Lamb, who was selected as the last
juror, was the eighth man summoned
on the fourth venire, comprising 50
men, which appeared in court Wednes
day morn-ing. He is employed as a
machinist in the Southwestern rail
way shops, is married and has one
child. He was born in Anderson county
n.nd lived a considerable time in Pales
tine. He moved to El Paso from
Apprehension that John Bradford,
the second juryman qualified, might
have to be excused from service on .ac
count of illness was felt Wednesday
morning, but after a consultation with
a physician, it was decided his dis
abilities would not interfere with his
Al Witnesses Under Rule.
All witnesses have been placed un
der the "rule, compelling their absence
from the court room save when called
to testify. This rule will also apply
to Mrs. Leech, wife of the defendant.
Mrs. Leech, however, has suffered a
nervous breakdown since the begin
ning of the case' and has not been in
court for two days.
The line of defence to be produced
by Leech -Is still unknown by the
state's attorneys, J. E. Wharton and
P. E. Gardner, representing Leech, not
I having announced their plans. Until
Wednesday morning, the defence had
not issued a single subpena for wit
nesses, but subpenas for 51 men were
issued shortly before noon. The 'names
of the witnesses for the defence, how
ever, do not give an inkling of the de
fence to the state's attorneys. A ma
jority of the men summoned for the de
fence are city residents, including busi
ness and railwav men, peace officers
J and character witnesses.
MAN U OJft THE i'LiAUi!! II i f 1 If 1 i I
Hon. Enrique Creel, minister of for
eign relations of Mexico, is again
picked for president of Mexico to suc
ceed president Diaz upon the latter's
Juan Terrazas, president of the
Banco Minero, president of the cham
ber of commerce and one of the most
Influential citizens of Chihuahua, picks
the former governor of the state of
Chihuahua to become the chief execu
tive upon the retirement of the hero
Seconds Otis's Endorsement.
Senor Terrazas is in El Paso to at
tend the meeting of the stockholders
of the Two Republics Life Insurance
company, of which he is a stockholder.
At the St. Regis, the Chihuahua bank
president and a member of the famous
Luis Terrazas family, seconded Gen.
Harrison Gray Otis's endorsement of
minister Creel for the future president
of 'the Mexican republic.
Has the Best Chance.
"He is a man of broad conceptions,
diplomatic and most patriotic," senor
Terrazas said. "He is one of the best
loved men in the republic and is popu
lar throughout the country. It is now
six years until president Diaz's term of
office expires and of course such a
possibility is entirely in the future.
But Mr. Creel probably has the best
chance of becoming president of any
man in Mexico."
All Hope of Finding Any
Alive in the Mine Is Now
Abandoned. Starkville, Colo., Oct. 12. Three more I
bodies were discovered early this
morning by rescuing patries in the
Starkville mine. One is unidentified.
The others are Wilbert Headquist ancr
Eight more bodies were found shortly
before 1 oclock this afternoon.
Workers also got within 400 feet of
where 14 others are believed to have
been at the time of the explosion.
Fans are pouring fresh air into the
mine and it is hoped the work of. re
covering bodies will proceed with more
The hope of finding any one alive
has been given up.
Expect to Reach AH.
Officials expressed the opinion that
before nightfall the rescuers would be
able to penetrate the remote workings
and locate the remainder of the miss
ing. Evidence discovered during the
night strengthens the officials in the
belief that the explosion originated in
the old workings, from which it trav
eled in all directions, arid penetrated
every part of the mine and that the
men were Tcilled by its force rather
than by after damp.
BIG Till THROWS BOMB
AMONG BOWERY FRIENDS
Declares For Woman, Suffrage and
Puts His Folloners in a Panic.
New York, X. Y., Oct. 12. The Bow
ery is in a panic. Senator Timothy D.
Sullivan. "Big Tim," has startled some
of his followers on the Bowery by de
claring openly in favor of woman's
suffrage. He advocates submitting the
question of giving women the ballot to
a referendum vote.
W. H. Kirkland, of Dowlas,
Ends His Life With a
Douglas, Ariz., Oct. 12. W. H. Kirk
land, manager of the hardware de
partment of the Copper Queen Consoli-.
dated Mining company's store, killed
himself last night, either by accident
or with suicidal intent, by shooting
himself in the breast with a shotgun.
Scuffled Over Gun.
The shooting followed a few words
of dispute between Kirkland and his
bride of 11 days. Theyi scuffled, it is
said, over the gun, which Kirkland
wrenched from his wife's hand, and as
she started to-leave the room the shot
An inquest was held and the coro
ner's jury returned a verdict of sui
cide. Neighbor Hears Screams.
Kirkland killed himself shortly be
fore midnight. J. P. Sexton, a neigh
bor, was awakened by the screams of
Mrs. Kirkland and hastened to the
Kirkland home. He found Mr. Kirk
land dead and Mrs. Kirkland so hys
terical that she could give no account
j of the affair.
Justice of the peace Rice was noti
fied by Sexton and he immediately em
paneled a coroner's jury, which, after
examining into the circumstances,
found that Kirkland had committed
W. H. Kirkland was about 36 years
old. He was in charge of the hard
ware department of the Copper Queen
store and had been with the store since
it was established. He was married
on September 29 at the Methodist par
sonage here to Miss Bttamay Mar
quese, formerly of Douglas, but for
two years living in Los Angeles, Calif.
W.'h. Kirkland, who committed sui
cide in Douglas, was a member of the
Douglas Golf club and was expected
to accompany the team to El Paso Sat
urday. He was well known in El Paso,
having visited here f requently-
(WIND DRIVES FIR!
BACK TO LONGrWORTH
Eoosevelt, Minn., Is Also in
Danger Froni Fire
Warroad, Minn., Oct. 12. The wind
has increased, driving the fire back
over the district There is no danger
here, but Roosevelt is in peril.
There is a bad fire at Longworth.
Clear River, 12 miles south, is burn
ed. The roads are all blocked and it is
impossible to get details.
At Cedar Bend, 14 miles southwest,
serious fire rages, but the roads in
that direction are blocked.
The town of Salot was saved but
many persons are destitute. Nine
bodies were taken out of the woods
at Cendar Epur.
Driven by a 20 mile an hour wind,
a serious forest fire, the spread of
which exceeds 12 miles in length, is
sweeping over Big Chief mountain,
near Carter's lake.
Twenty spare miles, of valuable tim
ber has already been burned, and the
fire is by no means under control.
CRIPPEN TRIAL TUESDA Y
London, England, Oct. 12. Lord justice Alvcrstone, Tvho vrill preside, to
day fixed Tuesday as the date for commencing the trial of Dr. Crinpenand
31iss Leneve for the murder of the former's -wife.
BY "BUD" FISHER
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There Are No Trains Now
Running to or Fr-Gm Paris
on Any Road.
FAMINE IN CAPITAL .
Paris, France, Oct. !2-The industrial
life of France is threatened with com
plete paralysis, and Paris Itself -is on
the very verge of famine. Encouraged
by the effectiveness of .the railroad,
strike, leaders of French worklngrnen
generally threaten a gigantic strike on
all lines of industry. The situation
throughout the republic Is considered
The extension of tine railway strike
east and south has practically Isolated
Paris. Only about eight days supply
of flour Is in the city. Enormous quan
tities of fish and milk en route irom
Normandy and Belgium are stalled
alonjr the Northern railroad-
Acts of violence so far have been con
fined to cutting telegraph wires and
tearing up tracks at several points.
Railroad Strike Spreads.
The French government is today con
fronted with a strike of railroad em
ployes that is rapidly spreading
throughout the republic and threatens
to become general by tomorrow morn
ing. This would involve 300,000 rail
road employes; The cabinet has called
the strikers to colors as reservists. The
strikers declare they will not respond.
T holding- that the laws providing for mil
itary organization do not intend to
make it impossible for trainmen to pro
test effectively against what they con
sider unfair conditions of labor.
The Serious Featnre.
This is the serious phase of the situa
tion, as reservists who fail to report for
duty may be dealt with as, deserters.
Last night employes of the Western
railroad decided to go out, and :hi"
morning the trainmen on the Eastern
railroad and Paris. Lyons & Mediter
ranean also decided to strike.
Leaders say vaa.t by tomorrow morn
ing not a single train will by n ipotion
in the republic.
Troops Guard Lives.
Troops have been mobilized and sent
out to occupy the principal points on all
ROOSEVELT MAKES TRIP
& IX AIR "WITH HOXSEY.
O " St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 12. Col.
Theodore Roosevelt went up -
& with aviator Hoxsey at 4 p. m.
& yesterday and made three laps
& of the field. He was in the air
three minutes and 20 seconds
- and' landed easily. '
After alighting he said it -
& was the finest experience he
every had and that he would
$ like to stay up an hour, if he
& had the time. He said he did -
$ not feel a particle of fear.
The distance traveled by Col. -
Roosevelt in the aeroplane with
-A- Hoxsey was 4 miles Horsey
-A said Mr. Roosevelt told him - -I
& that tnis was the first time he
& had even been in an aeroplane,
& although he had been asked
" before many times.