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El Paso, Texas,
November 2, 1910 -16 Pages
All the News
Herald Prists It First
While It's Fresh.
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Famous Trotters Come To the El Paso Fair
Stockholders of Arizona Mines Victims of Bandits at
Lordstmrg While Waiting in Private CarPlenty
of Money Inside the Car, But Bobbers Took
Only What Men Had in Pockets Porters
Relieved of Twenty Cents.
"While the private car of Walter
Iouglas, vice president of the El Paso
& Southwestern, in -which a party of
Calumet and Arizona officials were
traveling; was sidetracked at Lords-burg-,
X. M., Tuesday night, two rob
bers appeared at the car and at the
point of revolvers robbed four mem
bers of the party. If theNvealth of
the party was pooled it would run
into the millions, but the sum and to
tal of the spoils obtained by the ban
, dits amounted to $11.20, of which
amount 20 cents was contributed by
two negro train porters.
"We willingly gave up $11," said C.
d'Autremont, a member of the board
of directors of the C. & A, "to see
those porters put up 20 cents. I be-
lieve that was a genuine case of retri
bution." The bandits did not enter the car,
which accounts for the short haul. Al
Mexican Committee Mem
bers Vote Against Segre
gating Whites and Blacks.'
Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 2. Fearing,
possibly that the matter may eventual
ly take a- turn against the Mexicans
ilso, the Mexican members of the com
mittee on education tn the constitu
tional convention are opposed to a sep
arate school law for negroes and
whites. The committee majority re
port puts it up to the different com
munities; if the voters feel like supporting-
two schools and two-thirds
vote to separate the white and negro
children they are to do so; if not, the
children are to all go to the same
"When the report of the majority was
filed, the three Mexican members of
the committee filed a dissenting- re
port. The program for today is to dis
pose of this matter and the entire ar
ticle on education as well as the article
Dn irrigation which kept the Repub
lican conference in session yesterday
forenoon and again last evening.
The article proposed is simple and
fundamental, but the members from ir
rigation sections are very anxious that
the constitution should secure the pri
vate ownership of water rights.
The Republican conference also de
cided to have 100,000 copies of the con
sftltu'tion printed for campaign pur
poses, one-half in English and the oth
er half in Spanish, and also to print
2300 copies of the journal so that the
voters may be fully informed whon
tailed upon to vote on the constitution.
Fall aad Crist at Outs.
There is likely to be somewhat of a
rupture in the convention as the re
sult of a recent misunderstanding be
tween delegates A. B. Fall, Repub
lican, of Otero cdunty, and J. H.
Crist, Democrat, of Rio Arriba. Crist
has announced his determination to re
sign from -the convention because of
the trouble with Fall.
As the convention has been swamp
ed with petitions for statewide prohi
bition, it has been decided to appoint
a special committee to look into the
question of the liquor traffic.
H. Borgman, captain of the East El
Paso fire department, leaves tonight
for a hunting trip in south Texas.
Frank Stapleton will be in charge of
the department during Mr. Borgman's
Paris, France. Nov. 2. The French
cabinet resigned today. Althougn the
fact that there was a divergence of
opinion among the ministers concern
ing legislative measures designed to
prevent a crisis brought about by the
recent railway strike, was well known,
the resignation- created a sensation, as
it had been expected that premier
Briand would remain and remodel the
ministry in harmony with his views on
a preliminary program to meet a fu
ture strike crisis.
Premier Briand has been through
many notable struggles, and has won
equally notable victories in support of
his program against religious orders
end other grave problems. He met the
rallwav strike situation with a firmness-
that cnallenged the admiration of
the world. Declaring that the strike
was a reblllious movement fomented by
labor leaders at the very moment the
government was trying to bring about j
cencessions in their behalf, he broke
fred Paul, of the Superior Mining
company of Douglas; Dr. W. P. Har
lowe, of Boulder, Colo., a guest of
the party; Capt. Tom .Hoatson, of Ari
zona and Calumet, Mich., and Ray
mond Sargent, of Denver, were sitting
out in front of the car on the track,
talking with the two negro train por
ters, -when the two bandits appeared
and demanded that all throw up their
hands. The negroes were the first to
see that the bandits meant business
and they threw up their hands and
offered themselves for loot- The oth
ers of the party followed.
Not a Gun on Car..
It happened that there was not a
gun of any description on the car
and the robbers made a get away. In
the car the robbers cojuld have found
$1500, but they were evidently ama
teurs and anxious to get away. One
of the robbers, larger than his com-
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Arizona Convention to Make
It So It Can Be Changed
Without any Trouble.
NO LIMIT ON
Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 2. Arizona's
constitutioni'will be easy of amendment
if Hhe report of the committee on mode
of amendment, to be made this week,
is adopted by the constitutional con
vention. The committee -will report an
article providing that an election for
amending the -constitution may be
called by a two-thirds vote of the leg
islature or by an initiative petition con-x
taining the names of IS percenjt of the
voters at the preceding general elec
tion. Only a majority vote -will be re
quired to carry an amendment.
A conference of Democratic delegates
has" been called for tonight to reach an
agreement on initiative and referendum
The publicity of campaign funds and
the limitation of damages for injuries
or death, caused a general debate last
ing several hours in the convention.
The former proposition as originally
adopted Is a mandatory instruction,
first, to the legislature to provide for
the general publicity of campaign
funds before election, but as reported
by the' revision: committee, provides
for publicity "before and after." The
vote on the adoption was 49 to 1.
There was an extended debate on the
proposition reported by the judiciary
committee providing that no law shall
be enacted in the state limiting the
amount of damages to be recovered for
causing the death or Injury of any per
son. The question arose in regard to
including passengers as well as em
ployes and, after numerous speeches,
it was amended to read: "Any contract
or agreement to waive any right to re
cover damages for death or Injury snail
FIRMIN ADMITTED TO
BAIL IX TWO CASES
Austin, Texas, Nov. 2. Judges Da
vidson and McCord today granted
Phillip Firmin. of Dallas, bail in each
case In the sum of ?4000, judge Ramsey
dissenting. Firmin shot and killed A.
B. Puckett and Wallace Anderson on
a "Katy" troop train near Abbbt. Ram
sey admitted that Firmin was entitled
to bail, but said the case should be re
manded to Hill county and decided on
PIONEER TEXAN DIES.
Cleburne, Texas, Nov. 2. D. R. Jack
son, aged S4, a resident of Johnson
county for 55 years, died here late last
night. He took a prominent part in
Texas affairs in the pioneer days.
(the backbone of the strike by calling
to the colors the railway employes as
-'-.The Socialist "bitterly criticized him.
but. after a brilliant debate in -the
chamber of deputies. Briand repcivefl
cxniPision nf rnnfiilpnA '
The lesignations, however, were the
direct ivult of these bitter attacks. Dis
sensions developed at a meeting of the
ministry and Briand announced that
new and serious problems had grown
out of the labor trouble and must be
met by the united ministry.
This afternoon president Fallieres
asked premier Briand to form a new
ministry and the latter has accepted.
M Millerand, minister of public
works, posts and telegraps, j'and M.
Vivana, minister of labor, dissented
from Briand's program and.thelr retire
ment is likely to be permanent. For
eign minister Pichon, minister of com
merce DuPuy, minister of war Brun and
minister of the navy Lapeyrere prob
ably will remain, .in the new cabinet.
When They Participate in
Chicago Strike Riots, They
Will Be Locked Up.
POLICE TO TREAT
ALL WOMEN ALIKE
Chicago. 111., Nov. 2. Chief of police
Steward declared today that club
women, settlement workers and col
lege girls who have donned the garb of
workers, will be treated exactly like
any striker. "Their engraved visiting
cards.'Mie declared, "do not impress me
In the least."
"Society women and social workers
who hope to intimidate the police are
on the wrong track," he said. "If they
are disorderly they will be arrested. '
It is .said to be one of the purposes i
or these society pickets- to submit to j
arrest in order to discredit the police,
whom they accuse of brutality, by prov
ing their own innocence of infringing
The chief's declaration followed
statements this morning from soe'ety
womjen arrested Yesterday, who de
clared that their cards secured then
Miss Mi Franklin, one of the volun
teer pickets, is indignant because of J
the manner in which she was treated
by the police yesterday.
"I know, I know, they would rot
have let me go if I had not presented
my card," said Miss Franklin. '"They
seemed to think that-"I was a particu
larly dangerous character. Perhaps I
would have been a good plan to let
them take me to jail and just prove
to them how little legal foundation
they have to stand on." v
Promises from well-to-do women to
open their homes to destitute strikers,
volunteers for picket service from
among women well known as social
and club leaders and pledges of any
assistance within their power from j
many other women have been received
by Mrs. Raymond Robins, president of
the woman's Trade Union league.
Striking girls, club women and lead- -
ers m Hie n uiaen s j.jxuc """
leaguemet ( at a breakfast today to
discuss the striKe. f
Demonstrations by strikers were re
sumed today. Several hundred congre
gated at West Jackson boulevard and
Green street and claim they have gain
ed many recruits from the workers.
The crowd with the recruits next
moved on to a shop on "West Madison
street. Club women and- settlement
workers who did their be3t to -conceal
'their identity, were among the striker.
Xo disorder occurred.
I Fifteen persons were persuaded to
quit work in the small shop of Cohen
& Co., on North Ashland avenue. A mob'
of 100 strikers then stoned the build
ing and one man was, arrested.
NEW YORK: STRIKE
MAT BE SETTLED
New York. . T.. Nov. 2. The throat
of a general strike of all drivers,
teamsters and men in allied occupa
tions hung over the city today as a
result of the failure of the express
companies and their striking employes
to come to terms.
No general strike order is expected,
however, pending the formal presenta
tion today cf the men's demands and
efforts' are being made by governor
Fort, of New Jersey, mayor Gaynor, cf
New Tork, and mayor Wietpenn, of
Jersey City, to bring the representa
tives of the companies and the men to
gether. The stri'-ce appears to have neared a
settlement this afternoon, as mayor
Gaynor atnounces that the strikers
have agreed to arbitrate. If the con
sent of tie express company, now being
sought by mayor Gaynor. Is secured,
the men will return to work pending
Arbitration, if accepted, will be un
dertaken by a board to be selected by a
conciliation committee of the National
UNIONS CAUSE ARREST OF
-LOS ANGELES TIMES PUBLISHERS
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 2. General H.
G. Otis, general manager, and Harry
Chandler, assistant general manager of
the Los Angeles Times, were arrested
for the second time yesterday on a'
warrant sworn to in San Francisco
charging criminal libel.
The charges grew out of an article
to which labor leaders have taken ex
ception. Gen. Otis and Mr. Chandler
were arrested a few weeks ago but the
charge was dismissed on a technical
error. The second charge was sworn
to by Andrew Gallagher, of San Fran
cisco. As soon as arrested, habeas corpus
proceedings were instituted and Gen.
Otis and Mr. Chandler, were released
ORIENT COMPLETE TO
DEL RIO IN TWO YEARS
Fort Worth. Tex., Nov. 2. E. Dickin
son, rice president of the Kansas City,
Mexico anci Orient railroad, accom
panied by Frederick Hurdle and Frank
Adler, -London capitalists, passed
through en route to the Pecos valley,
where they will inspect the country
with a view to large purchases.
Dickinson rapped the state legisla
ture for being unfriendly to the rail
roads. He said the link between San Angelo
and Del Rio would be completed in a
little over a year.
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 2. Robbers early today blew open the safe of the
Merchant and Farmers' bank at IIIlHard. 10 miles west of Columbus, and
took between $SG00 and $10,000 In koIJ and currency.
After the robbery the men cntere d the Htable of Dr. R. K. Francis, a vet
inary, took a horse and buggy, cut all other harness so they could uot be fol
lowed, and rode away.
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Dan Patch has lowered the wcrld's record 14 times. Dan has racad-54 miles and was never beaten. Dan's
records have never been equaled by the combined miles of all trotters and pacers that have ever lived. Mr. Sav
age, the owner, paid $60,000 and has refused ?1S0,000 for Dan Patch.
Minor Heir was the only horse to pace a mile under two minutes in 1909. He went in 1:59 1-4 at Phoe
nix. In 1910 Minor Heir has paced and' won eight races at an average speed of 2:00 1-4, a quarter of a second
lower than the world's race record "existing at the beg'inning of the season.
Heagewood Boy paced a mile 'in 2:01 at Galesburg, , and together with Lady JMaud C. holds the world's team
record of .2:02 3-1 -
Lady -Maud C. holds the world's three heat race record and has this year three times lowered the world's
race record for mares over a half mile track. ' -i
George Gano was the champion money winner of 1909 and this year has 'beaten Minor Heir once and the
Chitwood relatives several times.
Daoi Patch and His Roval f
Companions Now on the
EL PASO is host to the five fastest
and most famous horses in the
world. The Dan Patch private
palace car arrived on the Sunset Lim
ited Wednesday morning. It was im
mediately switched to the fair grounds
and before 9 o'clock the champion,
Minor Heir, Hedgewood Bay, George
Gano, Lady Maud C. and two other
members of the Savage stable were in
stalled in their specially prepared quar
ters. Harry Hersey looked the champions,
over immediately after their arrival
and found them all in fine condition.
Naturally they are a little tired after
I their 1100 mile- ride, but rest today
and tomorrow will put each of them
in fine fettle for Friday's exhibition
and race, which is expected to lower
a world's record and definitely settle
the claims of the various horses to
the world's half mile track champion
ship. Friday is Dan Patch uay and interest
in its events will be Increased now
that the famous speed merchants are
really on the ground. A special exhi
bition stall is being built for Dan
Patch and he will be ready to receive
visitors and old friends all day Friday.
In the afternoon from 1 to 3 he will
hold a reception for the women and
About 4 o'clock Dan will give an
exhibition in front of the grandstand
prior to the race in which' the other
four champions will start in an effort
to make the fastest race ever wit
nessed on any half mile track in the
world. ' y
GRAFTERS ARE HELD.
Chicago. 111., Nov. 2. Franlc
B. Harriman, Charles L. Ewing
and John M. Taylor, former of
ficials of the Illinois Central
railroad, whose hearing on
charges of grafting has occu
pied several weeks, were held
to the grand jury today.
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0 FI TH
PROGRAM FOR THURSDAY. $
10 a. m. Massed band con- O-
cert on the colonnade. &
10:30 a. m. Second annual
meeting of the Southwestern -
Editorial association. &
12 m. Band concert in fair -
grounds grove. &
2:30 p. m. Third day of Great
Western circuit race meeting. -
3 p. m. Judging and award- - I
ing In the fruit cake contest.
4 p m. Free vaudeville in -
front of the grandstands. ' &
4:30 p. m. Balloon ascension -
from tae infield. N -O-
4:30 p. m. Opening game of
the polo tournament.
8 p. m. Os-Aple parade in -
9 to 11 p. m. Carnival on the &
Overland Trail. "
For the third time chief Os-Aple, of
the Saxen tribe of Mount Franklin In
dians will descend on the city Thurs
day evening with his retinue of tribes
men. For the first time the chief who
rules over the domain of the south
west will be accompanied by 'his
squaw, Sapelo not S-ipolio.
Patton tribe of Matechinos mdians
from Las Cruces will act as an escort
1 to the chief.
I iie X' oil iis iruups auu ua.nu "
rtit. T .. Tk1 2 A..AA -. am.3 Vhn.t1 11. ill
I annonr in Hif nairpanf in linnor o tha
old chief? on the fair grounds Thurs-
dav eveninir. Much red fire will be
j consumed in celebrating his annual
pilgrimage from the mountains.
In addition to the Indians and the
Fort Bliss soldiers, the parade will I
consist of the decorated autos v and
commercial floats. The parade will
start promptly at S and will pass in
review twice in front of the grand
stand inside the hippodrome.
El Paso Day Today.
Celebrating El Paso day, the largest
crowd of the week attended the fair
Wednesday. The banks were closed all
day, the stores closed in tne afternoon
and all of the factories and shops shut
down to allow the employes to assist
in celebrating" the annual El Paso and
Texas day at the El Paso Fair and Ex
position. Band concerts, relay races, with
cow punchers participating, a base
ball game, free vaudeville in front
or the grandstand, a balloon ascen-
J sion and the second day of the Great
Western Circuit race meeting, all these
and more, were arranged for the en
tertainment of the visitors. The dog
I show opened at 10 a. m. and is prov
ing one of the most popular attrac
tions at the fair grounds.
The poultry show continues to draw"
crowds, while the merchants and
manufactures building, horticultural
and agricultural hall, the livestock de
partment and all of the other exhibits
at the fair have their attraction for
Wednesday night, El Paso night, will
be celebrated along the Overland Trail,
where the amusement features are lo
cated. Judging and awarding of prizes is
now being done In all of the depart
ments and the marked prize winners
have made the various exhibits have
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PORTUGAL THREA fENED
WITH ANOTHER REVOLT
Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 2. The new republic of Portugal i threatened
with a military revolution. The second and fifth regiment today address
ed a Round Robin"' to provisional president Brairn, declaring that they are
prepared for an insurrection if they are not granted the promised promotions
and pensions for helping to overthrow the monarchy.
" The government probably will yield.
ALL QXTIt IN SPAIN.
3Indrid. Spain, Nov. 2. Rumors of revolutionary outbreak In Spain,
particularly In Barcelona, are without foendatiou.
Calm is reported throughout the country.
United States Clips Off Time
by Taking the Work Into
Its Own Hands.
Contractors Might Have De
layed the Work Consider
ably, Engineers Say.
The Elephant Butte dam will 'ba
completed in four years, a year sooner
than originally expected, engineers de
clare. This is due to the government's de
cision to complete it by force account.
Official confirmation of the tele
gram announcing the plan of the gov
ernment to complete the dam in this
manner, was received by W. M. Reed,
district engineer of the reclamation
service- Monday morning In a letter
from the secretary of the interior.
The change in plans will result in
the dam being completed in a year
less than the time ir was figured it
would take if the work were done by
contract, and it Is possible that the
dam will be a completed project in
four years. Work on the- canals,
which will supply the adjoining lands
with water for irrigation, will be fin
ished simultaneously with the com
pletion of the dam, so there will be
no delay in supplying water for irri
gation. New Plan Mock Better.
Speaking of the, determination o
the government to complete the pro
ject by force account, which means
merely that TJncle Sam personally will
be on ther job, Mr. Reed, the districc
"We figured that if a contractor un
dertook the job -without taking Into
consideration the many difficulties
which maybe met, such as high wa
ter, eta, he might get 'pinched on
the contract, while if conditions were
favorable, with no difficulties, the
contractor would make an undue
profit. With the job in the hands of
the government, however, such diffi
culties as I have spoken of -would be
no loss to the government and under
favorable conditions the government
would be able to save money on the
Railroad to Das.
The Santa Fe railroad will be able
to build the branch line from the main
line between Cutter and Engle to tho
site of the Elephan Butte dam in 20
days after it has been notified by the
government that the grading has been
j completed, according to F. E. Suia-
xucia, uytfriiiieiaaent or. zne tio tirande
division, who Is in El Paso in com
pany with J. M. Kurn, superintendent
of the western grand, division.
"The government is grading the sid
ings at the point where the branch will
Nleave the main line," said Mr. Sum
mers. "As soon as they notify us that
we can come in and begin laying track;
we will do so. If there is any rush for
the completion of the line, we can
build it in 20 days with ease, though it
there is no "hurry for its completion wa
will take more time."
DEMOCRATS AND THEIR
ATTITUDE ON THE TARIFF
Joplin, Mo., Nov. 2. Sharply criticis
ing Democratlo senators from south
ern states for their attitude In the de
bates on the Palne-Aldrich law as con
trasted with their repudiation of the
measure later, Charles NagaL secre
tary of commerce and labor, spoke here
last night at a Republican rally.
"While the bill was in process of
construction." he said, 'those southern
senators and representatives objected
most strenuously o a reduction of du
ties on products of their states. When
the measure was finally completed ana
they knew it was In no danger of de
feat, they resumed -their Xtemocratic
clothing and voted against ft
4. RAILROADS INDICTED -fr
FOR DISCRIMINATION. -
4 Toledo, O.. Nov. 2. Twenty-
eight indictments against the 4"
4" Hocking Valley railroad and
S nine against the Sandy Creek
J- Coal company were returned 4"
4 this morning by the federal 4
41 grand jury, charging discrimin-
4 ations In freight rates. 4
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NOTED WAR WRiTER DIES.
London, England, Nov. 2. Moltn
Prior, a war correspondent tind, art st.
vrho saw some 24 campaigns and revo
lutions, died today.