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L PASO HERALD
SCHOOL BOARD ORDERS TUITION
RATES INCREASED 75 PER GENT
Advanced Salary of Teachers and Other Increased Ex
penses, Board Says, Make Advance Necessary;
Eedistricting Ordered; Committee Will Go Before
City Council to Explain Financial Standing.
fLITIOX rates tor pupils In the city cial needs of the schools for the com-
1 schools whoso pirents reside out
side the city limits were raised 23 per-
c ent for the coming school fear at a
meeting of the city school board held
Wednesday night In the Bailey school
The rates for the first three grades
niil be SIM a month Instead of J3.00;
(4.10 a. month for the fourth, fifth and
sixth grades instead of 53.50; 15.00 a
month Instead of H.OC for the seventh
end eighth grades nd 7.50 a month
'or high school pupils Instead of 15.00.
Mny Alter Rl.trlets.
in spite of this raise the rates will
-tul be helow the actual cost of In
structing the pupils, according to
-jperintendent of schools A. H.
' lughsy. due to the Increase In teach
ers' sslarle made for Ihe coming year
ind higher expenses generally. Last
vear the old rates were about 75
percent of the actual cost of teach
ing the pupil, according to Mr.
I lasher, and Indications are that
about this same condition will hold'
good under the new rates
That the school districts will be
slightly altered was Indicated during'
a discussion of the crowded condi
tion of -some of the schools. The re-
inir vear. It is understood that the
board considers that the figures which
it formerly presented cannot be low
The election of several teachers to
fill vacancies was considered and sev
eral local applicants' names were ap
proved. Trustees present were the hoard
president. Dr. It. I Ratney. and Wal
ter Clayton, Charley Stevens ana
Crawford Harvie. The other members
of the board were out of the city.
Go To Salt Lake
El Paso fo Push High
Line Canal Work By
(Continued from page 1.)
WILLIAM ALFSON DIES HERE;
FORMERLY OF BROOKLYN, N. Y.
William Alfson. 16 years old. died
at his home, IJ25 Portlanl avenue,
Wednesday afternoon, after an Illness
of about a vear. He was born in
Brooklyn, X. Y and came to El Kaso
last year. He is survived by his wife,
living in El Paso, and his parents,
two sisters and three brothers, all liv
ing In Brooklyn, N. T.
Mrs. Alfson Is a daughter of A. S.
Howard manager of S. H. Kress & Co..
and a niece of Mrs. A. W. Clayton. Her
grandmother, Mrs. E. G. Howard. Is
Funeral services will be held Friday
morning from the chapel. 506 Texas
districting will he completed tn about I ii.tnY OF S2D ARTILLERY
a week, according to superintendent j SKRCHANT DIKS AT CLOUDCROFT
ivoru nna oeru received uerc ui mc
recent death, at Cloueerott, X. M., of
Clifton It. Aiamn. Jive monins oia
llughey. and an ffort will be made
,o avoid crbwded grades in some
school and small classes in others,
and to make all classes n nearly of
'..nlfonn size as It possible.
VII Appear lle-fnr Board.
While no treat rhange will be made
n tn re-districting, a great many
pupils who went to one school last
rear will be ylsced In a less crowded
s. hoot this coming term.
Trustee Walter Clayton, chairman
if the finance commute of the boatd,
and superintendent llughey were ap
pointed by the oar to go before the
r.?y rouncti Friday or Saturday and
ell the board of the absolute flnan-
E OVERLAND St
Percale Shirts, made
with soft or stiff cuffs,
fast colors, neat stripes,
light and, dark shades.
Sizes from 14 to 17. A
REAL $1.50 VALUE.
Walk A Block and Save
the Different Price.
The Berg Co.
304 East Overland St.
First Hatl Blflfr,
TODD PROTECTOCRrlt SALES CO.
Sheldon Hotel nidcr.
Phone 403. EI iao, Texas.
babv of res-im.ntal sunplv sergeant
H. L. Marlin. s:d field artillery, and
Mrs. Marlin. Mrs. Marlin and the
baby were spending the summer at
the mountain resort Funeral service
was conducted bv chaplain John X.
Moose, Seventh cavalry, and Interment
made In Clouflcroft cemetery. The
regiment sent from El Paso a hand
some floral wreath.
WOUAV Od YEARS OF AGE
POI ND DEAD IV HEIt ROOM
Modesta Hernandez. 96 years of age.
was found dead in her room at 817
South Oregon street Thursday morn
ing by her sister. Trinidad Hernan
dez, who stated that the woman went
to bed apparently In good health.
Justice J. M. Deaver was called and
pronounced death as due to old age.
TWENTY-ONE FIRE ALARMS
TURNED IN LAST MONTH
estimated fire loss to property in
El Paso amounted to $1650.35 during
the month of July according to the
report of John W. "Wr&r, fire chief.
Twenty-one fire alarms were turned
In during the month, fire of which
The causes of the fires are classi
fied as follows: Boys and fireworks,
1; trash in vacant lot, 1; unknown
causes. 4; short circuit, 1; transformer
box. 1; defective wiring. 1; sponta
neous combustion, 1; Ump explosion,
1; false alarms, E; electric iron. I;
melting tar. 1; trash. 1; hot grease,
1; filling gas stove. 1.
DEPARTMENTlPUTS OUT FIRE
BY USE OF CHEMICALS
The first fire since July 19 occurred
Thursday, when a limekiln at Second
and Leon streets, owned by A. Cour
chesne, caught fire. Not enough lime
was put on the coal and the flames
broke through and set fire to tha top
Of the kiln. "While the blaze was
spectacular, the damage was slight.
The firemen could not risk throwing
water on the lime and were forced to
extinguish the blaze with chemicals.
SMALL IILAZE CALLS FlIIKJIUX.
A fire In the back yard of the resi
dence of A. R. Sandoval. 60S North
Kansas street, built to heat water for
a waacing. set lire to a lence Tnurs
dsy. The blaze was extinguished by
firemen who were called to the scene.
FILE FOUR CASES AGAINST
DRIVER OF EXPRESS WAGON
Four cases alleging swindling were
filed in the county criminal court
Thursday against L B. Placencla, who
was placed under arrest Wednesday.
Placencia, who drives a -dellvenr
wacon for a local express company.
is alleged to have overcharged con
signees and placed the surplus change
in Ms own nocket. His arrest fol
lowed investigation conducted by fed
eral authorities. He is being held in
the county jaiL
rOLICH HOLD WOMAN WHILE
CHARGES ARE IN VESTIGATED
Mrs. J. E. Ott Was arrested Thursday
morning by policeman c. C. Cunning
ham, on a charge of vagrancy and to
be held lor investigation, cunning-
ham stated In a report to police
headquarters that the arrest was
made on complaint of a soldier, who
claimed se was rooDea.
any size can do so." he asserted. Ma.
Burges and others agreed with him.
It Is a serious proposition," said
ma3'or Davis, "and the city will have
to set aside a sum for Investigations
for a future water supply. X see no
reason why It Is not best to spend
this1 money assisting In getting the
high line canaL"
Reports from Louis C. Hill, the
city's consulting engineer la the
matter, sbowe.1 that the city can
connect with the high line canst
nt Cnnatlllo. pnt In a retiervolr,
boo.tcr pumps and pnrlfylng
plant and lay a conduit to El Vamo
for st,MK,000 or left.. The mayor
nnd others present thought thli
The committee discussed several
matters in connection with the canal
preparations, particularly the prep
aration of data to lay before the board
of engineers which secretary Lane is
to hate assembled at Kl Paso in a
short time to go Into the feasibility
and practicability of the canal.
Delegates to Salt Lake.
It was also decided that. Inasmuch
as a conierence caned at salt Lake
City, Utah, on August 27, is to be
very Important to the west, delegates
should be present from El Paso. The
conference may be called upon to de
cide whether the west will support
the 1100.000,000 soldier settlement
measure of congressman Mondell, or
give support to a measure to appro
priate a similar amount to the recla
It was the sense of the meeting
that the conference should be. urged
to tack the reclamation measure rath
er than the soldier settlement bill.
H. II. Brook, who has been repre
senting the high line canal commit
tee in Washington, said it wan centr
ally believed that the east would not
stand for the two measures and that
either the soldier settlement bill or
the bill to replenish the reclamation
fund, could jet through, but not both.
It was also brought out that many
western states opr se the Mondell
measure as aimed at aiding Wyoming
to the detriment of other western
states, while a replenishment of the
reclamation fund would aid all wtt.
em Irrigation projects and would help
to found homes for soldiers on land
they would be certain to make a suc
On motion of Robert Krnlcan.r.
seconded by G. A. Martin. It was de
cided to ask Gov. Hobby to appoint
George R. LeBaron. chairman of the
nigh line canal committer- J a
Smith, president of the El Paso Val
ley Water Users' association, and
MaJ. Burge as delegates from Texas
' me can uiKe conference. Mr.
BrOOlC Is tn I'll a 1 - , .
New Mexico. It was agreed that the
delegation would go by way of Den
ver and consult with district reclama
tion omciais, ana return from Salt
Lake by way of Los Angeles( to con
sult Mr. Hill
The meeting was preceded by a
dinner In the club rooms in the base
ment of the chamber of commerce,
and those present were George Le
Baron, chairman of the high line
canal; Robert Krakauer. G. A. Martin.
1. W. Kirkpatrick, A. R. BuBrges. R. P.
"ureea. mayor unaries Davis. P. v.
B.?.rkfr End Georse M. Clark, of Me
sina Park; L. M. Lawson, of the recla
mation service: James A. Smith, presl-
Iflhf r, f 1 't T , I . . . .
. . in x aau ( . i l r i users
association, and V r TlnKa.r.
John H. Regan, of the chamber of
Report to City Council
Shows Kesults Attained
by Employment Bureau.
In the week ending August 7, 1012
applied for work at the city employ
ment bureau during the week ending
t August 7, according to the report of
Henry M. Walker, manager, to the
city council Thursday.
An ordinance granting a franchise
to the El Paso Electric railway com
pany for the construction and main
tenance of a line on High street for
the accomodation of patrons in the vi-
clnltv nf the hlirh school nasspri ne-r-
ond reading before the council. . This He will retain the latter position, but
gives the street car company author- j owing to a press of work In the office
ity to construct the proposed line and I was unable to continue in both capaci
it is expected that construction will I ties. The "dark's salary bill" which
begin immediately. became effective July 1. provides that
An ordinance ordering the estab-; deputy clerks of the federal court
llshment of grade lines for curbs on I shall be regular employes of the gov
Aurora street from Kentucky to Rus-' ernment nnd no longer merely em
sell streets passed second reading. I ployes of the chief clerk. This new ar-
A petition from tho Highland Park raneement will neressiarllv entail
Improvement league requesting the ! more work and Mr. Kelly decided he ;
council to reduce the width of the would be unable to continue In both I
street along which the Highland Park positions. 1
car runs, from 50 to 4 4 feet in the Mr. Schmld has been in El Paso i
paved sections was read and petition ! since November 4. 1912. He became I
granted. This was done to reduce i clerk tn thA rfistrirt nttirnnv thn '
costs of paving to property owners In , which position he now holds. He was
Judge W. R. Smith
Appointed U. S. .
Succeeds Samuel L. Kelly,
Who Remains Deputy
Considerable Interest was aroused
In court circles Thursday by the an
nouncement of Judge W. R. Smith of
tho federal court that he had ap
pointed A. J. W. Schmld as United
States commissioner to succeed
Samuel L. Kelly. Mr. Kelly resigned
June IS but the resignation was not
made public at the time, pending the
opnointment of a successor.
Kelly became commissioner and
deputy federal clerk in October, 1916.
at one time connected with the bu- i
Bids for the paving of Highland rean of investigation
Park road from Cotton avenue to Judjre Smith returned Thursday '
i.ouisvnie street were react ana an irom Cloudcroft. where he had been
orainance oraering paring oi tnis roaa lor a abort vacation.
MANY CAGES OF MENTAL
TROUBLE RECEIVE ATTENTION
A lAree number at mental eases are
now be inp brought to the attention of
the United Charities, according: to J.
B. Gwinn, secretary of that organization-
Mr. Gwinn asserts that a ma
jority of the mental ailments are due
to overwork, worry or dissipation. Ho
savn that tha number of nrva hreak-
' downs is about equally divided among
Mexicans and Americans.
RAILROAD PRESIDENT SAYS
NEWS DISPATCHES UNFOUNDED
President Homesmith of the Mexico
Northwestern railroad, has tele
graphed from Toronto, Canada. L. Tt
Hoard, local manager, asking an In
vestigation of varous dispatches re
garding the company, and protesting
agaln3t the use of the company's
name in connection with alleged dif
ficulties. The text of the telegram,
received here Thursday, follows:
"I notice dispatches often mention
name of our company, the latest be
ing an alleged confiscation of cer
tain of our lands at Madera. These
' ASKS PERMISSION TO I'LT
tinnrt iv m-rv rnnmi.
, t, Cmitl, .kji,-I publications are not only unauthorli-Capt-
A. P. Smith, commanding,!;. ht ... .., wv.
troop L, Third Texas cavalry, ap
peared before the city council Thurs
day morning requesting permission to
house 32 horses of the cavalry unit
of stahlfor tSe cSvalrV had beeS i ff" JI"1 2""".
completed. Councilman li C Semple ! Sf" llUerMts nni3'r COTer o - onr
for th h.u.inr nt th hnn. ! government of my embarrasment over
ed, but are without our consent. We
are quite able to take care of all our
working difficulties without Inter
ference from outside sources and I
resent the use of our company's name
for the housing of the horses.
SOFT DItlMC STAND MAN
ARKCSTKD ON LIQUOR CHARGE
John Turner was arrested Wednes
day by members of the city detective
department on a charge of having in
toxicating liquors In a soft drink
stand. He was transferred to the
APPOINT ATTORVF.Y Tn SIIF
PROPERTY OWNERS FOR TAXES
Volney Brown has been appointed
special prosecuting attorney to press
suits against delinquent city tax pay
ers. Nearly J200.000 ill taxes is palt
cue. uuiiam P. B. McSain. city tax
assessor and collector. Is of the optn-
- Auwui .mi. ui 1 1 1 is amount
can be collected Immediately through
the Institution of legal proceedings
against the delinquents.
Ten property owners alone owe the
city J50.060 in delinquent taxes, ac-
' rr ' "".-v g.ui .n... filial.
ARM nitOKKN IN CRANKING.
W. Montez fractured his right fore
arm Thursday at Five Points, while
cranking a truck owned by the Five
Points Transfer company. He was tak
en to the emergency hospital, where
he wa treated by police surgeon
John Hardy and then sent to his'
home. 10S I.'lghth street
ARREST ON THEFT CHARGC
Jesus Tierre was arrested Wednes
day by policement J. Hunt and J.
Wood on a charge of burglary and
theft from the person. The police al
lege that Tierre is the man who
robbed Julio Muro, of llvS 1-: south
1 Paso street, and Hazel White, of
611 San Jacinto street, some time ago.
ACTING CITY ATTORNEY NAMED.
Peyton Edwards has been appointed
acting city attorney during the ab
sence of Victor Moore, who left Wed
nesday for Ft. Louis to confer with
attorneys relative to the sale of HI
Paso municipal bonds.
GOES TO JtARLIN FOR TREATMENT
Uewey Carson, son of X. 1L Carson,
of 1013 San Antonio street, has gone
to Marlin for treatment at the sulphur
baths there for rheumatism. Mr. Car
Son Is a bookkeeper employed by the
Texas Bank and Trust company.
Dr. Huirh S. Whlto rltv hil(h nt.
fleer, during the past week condemned
380 pounds of meat and 7 pounds of
vegetables that were unfit for the
this situation. During my five years'
connection with the company, we
have never once made any reoresenta-
tons nor endeavored to affect our
situation, except by direct communi
cation with the Mexican authorities.
It is therefore Intolerable that we
should be used as a stalking horse
for others, who are apparently press
ing their interests at our expense."
LipTINO TRADE PUBLICATIONS.
The American consulate at Juarea
is listing all trade publications which
might be of Interest either to Amer
ican or Mexican business horses.
Both Kngllsh and Spanish publica
tions are carefully tiled and informa
tion regarding them may be obtained
at', the American consulate in Juarez,
Cotnercio and Juarez avenues.
JUST BEFORE RETIRING
Take Horsford'a Acid Phosphate
Relieves thirst and fatigue, re-
..nilcs HI: ejaiclli HilLl I a itcancui
brain. Xon-alcoholic. Buy a bottle. 1
Grown-ups are not the only
ones who find happiness in
'THERE are Victor records made
especially for the little folks
songs, nursery rhymes and
stories that will delight them
and often teach them some
The Victrola Shop'
j Jj ( " " ' " "
215 Texas St.
POOL A DELEGATE.
Judge Adrian Pool, of Bl Paso. Is
among the is delegates appointed by
governor Hobby to represent Texas
at the meeting of the Dixie Overland
Highway association. Demonolis. Ala.
3d ARE BORN S DIE.
Thlrtv-Eix nersons WArn hnrn nnA
is died In El Paso last week, accord
lnto the city health officer's report.
Arkansas Basket Plenlt Washine-
mer Arkansas residents Invited, w
ton Park. Sunday afternoon. All for
mer Arkansas residents Invited. Ph.
Make your tenement cay. 8ee Lee
e wman. Adv.
Swift Messengers, 23 blocks 23 cents.
Kitchen knives and alt kinds nf
kitchen utensils. Sheers Hardware
Co. 310 Texas Street. Acv.
The owner of securities which are kept in a safe
deposit box, must give them the personal and timely
attention which they require, as it is not customary
nor expedient to give access to one's safe deposit box
One may be absent or ill when coupons should be
clipped and presented for payment or when mortgage
interest becomes due. One may, indeed, be unfamiliar
with certain routine necessary in connection with
some classes of securities. And, again, one may not
have constant information and reports regarding con
ditions which surround investments which he may
This company accepts the custody of securities and
issues receipt therefor. Thas, as yonr "financial sec
retary," it will represent yon in all details in connec
tion therewith at moderate cost and much satisfac
tion, to yourself, let an officer explain the method.
MPaso Bank&Trust Company
SI PASO TOgtURiMRVEa- TEXAS
Bound Volumes Of First Newspapers
Published In Arizona Are Unearthed;
Treasured As Priceless Documents
nHOEN'lX, Ariz Aug. 7 Three bound
A volumes of the Arizona Miner.
tno first newspaper to be published
In this state, have been unearthed in
the governor's office by P. IL Mllnes,
one of the proprietors of the Prescott
ournal-Odlner, Its successor. They
have been turned over to Con P. Cron-
In, In charge of the state library at
the capllol and win be treasured by
him as priceless documents of the
The volumes of these early lssue3
are replete with thrilling events of
the early day, when men risked their
lives In the search for gold, and when
Apacnes roamed tne plains and lurk
ed in the mountain fastnesses, when
travel and mail west of Kansas City
was all by stage and when news of
the outside world was montns old.
It was because of their rara historic
value that Thomas K. Farlsb, state
historian, at one time asked the legis
lature for an appropriation of 13000
to be offered in payment to anyone
who would furnish the early volumes
of the first newspaper. Now comes
volumes In question have been placed
in the custody of the state and the
state is ahead the liOOO. Mr. Mllnes,
as secretary of the governor, was en
gaged In cleaning out some of the
book cases filled with a miscellan
eous assortment of bound documents
and pamphlets, when he ran across
the newspaper files In question.
Pnblhhrd In 1MM.
Two of the volumes contain the
first issues of the Arizona Dally Miner
of Prescott. and the third contains the
still older flies of the Arizona Miner,
which was published nt Fort Whipple,
starting in 1861.
Under the heading of the older
publication Is this line: "The gold of
that land Is good.
Under the small typed heading.
"Latest News.'" the Miner carried this
information in Us issue of April -0,
"The military exp.-ess from Tucson
and the states arrived at Fort Whip
ple on Sunday last- We have New
York papers to the second cf March,
Colorado dates to the tenth and Cali
fornia papers to the "rd of that
month.". Then follows a summary of
some of the more Important news as
contained In these papers from the
Early Day Advertisements.
One of the most curious of the ad
vertisements In the early day Miner
Is a halt inch illustrated reader,
"Wanted a good, saddle mule, young,
active, sure footed and enduring." The
ad Is signed by R. C. McCormick.
territorial governor. A crude cut of
a mufe accompanies the reading.
On October S. 1866 the Miner be
gan Issuing a dally on "every day
on which the territorial legislature
meets." A casual examination of the
contents reveales the fact that the
paper was made up largely of the
Journal reports of the third territorial
Shows Distrust of Indians.
The vicclssltudes of fortune hunters
in the White mountains are detailed
In a letter to the editor from John H.
Marion written from near Fort Good
man. Ills party, he says, "travelled
over a vast amount ot the country,
but as yet have found nothing In the
shape of gold." Continuing he writes:
"These Apaches are said to he
peacable. Just now they loung about
the fort and eat United States pro
visions, ir tne commanding officer
fells as I do, he will not trust the
thieves too far, but they seem to be
in favor here at court. It is very
difficult to get provisions her; those
having no money have to swear to
that fact and receive 10 days' rations,
which they can eat in five days, and
those having money are told they
must buy. But it takes great log
rolling to get it, even for money. The
Indian pets need all the extra grub."
First Brick Dnlldlng.
Under the hedaing "Our New Of
fice." the editor points with pride to
the fart that the Miner was the first
to erect a building at Prescott, and
the first to erect a brick building In
Arizona. This building was complet
ed October 1. 1S66.
"The.Wallapa Is on the war path,"
Is the heading given to an Indian
fight, which, had It occured today,
would have been blazoned all over the
front page and then some. "
The taste for literature in the early
days is Indicated in an advertisement
by a publishing concern offering to
sell "Mormon Prophet and His Har
em," or an authentic history of Brig
ham Young, his numerous wives and
children, by Mrs. C. V. Walte.
On October 18, 1866, appears this in
"The Tucson mail sent from here
to Pima on Monday was by some
oversight not exchanged and came
back on Monday last, while the mail
from Tucson was taken back there.
A provoking mistake."
An advertisement of October iO
carries an advertisement of the "San
ta Fe stage company, through route
from Denver to Kasas City. Santa Fe,
St., and the Arizona gold mines. U.
S. mall, passengers and express."
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