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EI Paso, Texas,
Tuesday Evening, January 4, 1910.-10 Pages " " " . 51 I i ' " -Washington D C, Jan. 4. In a special message on conservation which president Taft will possibly send to confess next Monday, a loan of $30,000,000 to complete existing reclamation projects .vill be suggested. WcTm stor- who have visited the president the Inst few days have been gKen to understand that such a loan wl be recommended. The loan probably will be floated on short term bonds or certificate, of btedness hotter change in the president's pro-am of special messages to congress wa announced at the white hou.se today. It was stated that l. message on the Interstate commerce law would probably not go to congress until next Monday or Tuesday. His anti-trust message is still scheduled for Thursday. THE B-4XLIXGER CHARGES. Fridav the president .rill send to the senate a brief message transmitting all papers concerning the Glavi I , . - Th(. resident had intended yesterday to send In his special message on Interstate TZ,tVz:::z : -' "--. - - -ra to " w,,h - "- Interstate commerce committees of the senate and house. Colorado, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas Are Sniveling in Zero Weather TRAINS STALLED; SCHOOLS CLOSED "Washington, D. C, Jan. 4. J. In a special bulletin today pro- fessor Willis I. Moore, chief of the weather bureau, warned all X points throughout the south- western iart of the country of l the approach of a severe storm. It Is of marked intensity and was first noted over the plains J states. Officials of the weather ; bureau predict that it Trill in- create la intensity and move eastvrard. Durango, Colo., Jan. 4. Southwest Colorado is in the grip of . another storm. Telegraph and telephone -wires are down at many stations ,and the railroads are blocked. Four men are said to have lo their lives in a snow slide at Shenandoah. It is known that one man lost his life in an avalanche that swept hy the Iowa mine near Silverton Sunday, dam aging the milL The tracks of the Denver and Rio Grande between this place and Silverton are covered in many places with 15 to 25 feet of snow and it will be weeks before the lines' are opened. The Rio Grande Southern is blocked between Rico and Ophir. The storm is now raging along the entire east slope in Colorado and ex tending clear to the eastern boundary of the state. Stockmen are expecting heavy losses. "Wide Area Covered, by Storm. Kansas City, Mo., an. 4. Snow and sleet fell over the greater portion of the transmississippi country today, accom panied by a high north wind, and tem peratures close to zero in parts of Kan sas and In Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska. In Iowa and Nebraska the storm took, on the proportions of a blizzard, aud railway and street car traffic suffered. In central and western Kansas the snowfall was the heaviest in 10 years and It extended west to the Colorado line. "Worst of the Season. Omaha. Neb.. Jan. 4. The worst bliz-r-ard of the season Is raging in north em Nebraska. In Omaha the tempera ture Is two above and a heavy snowfall was blown into great drifts by the gale, tying up street car traffic and bad crippling railroads in this section. Schools Hare to Close. Many schools in this city are closed on account of a snow blockade. A fresh snowfall in northern Nebras- (Continued on Page 7.) KNOX REFUSES TO RECOGNIZE MADRIZ "Washington, D. C, Jan. 4. Senor Cores, representing president Madriz, of Nicaragua, called at the tate department today In an effort to sain recogni lloa. ThlH is his fourth, visit, but, as oa past occasions, secretary Knox re fHscd to give him encouragement, Knox assuming: his present attitude on ad vices that Madrlx has appointed no one to advance a peace proposition to Estrada. CANNED GOODS' KILL FOUR CALIFORNIANS Sawxelle Calif., Jan. 4. Four persons are dead and six lie dangerously sick ef ptomaine poisoning caused by eating canned pedrs on Sunday at the hoaae of D. G. Valdez. The dead are: Ttlrs. A. Fernandez, Isabel Fernandez, a baby daughter, Mrs. D. G. Valdez, mother of 3Irs. Fernandez; and Frank Garcia. The authorities arc investigating. DRUMMER ENDS LIFE IN SANTA FE HOTEL Santa Fe, X. 31., Jan. 4. "W. H. Biagood, a traveling salesman for a drug firm, who registered from Denver, Colo., at the Claire hotel Inst Thursday, was found dead this morning in his room. He was apparently 3? jears old. He was clad only in a short undershirt. X big sash under his right car, was either inflicted iith a knife or caused by failing against the edge of the bed. " ' - v Makes All Beneficiary Ves sels Subject to Orders of Navy Department. TAX ON FQBEIGN SHIPS TO PAY Washington, D. C, Jan. 4. Repre sentative Humphrey, of "Washington, today Introduced in the house" a bill providing fon' ship subsidy by the United States government. The measure is understood to have the approval of president Taft and the administration and to be the one on which the pro ponents of ship subsidy will concen trate their efforts. The Humphrey bill provides an in crease in pay to American ships for carrying the malls to South America, China, Japan, the Philippines and Aus tralia, bringing it up to ?4 per mile for an outward voyage of 4000 miles or more. An increased tonnage tax on the trans-oceanic trade is provided and it is proposed to admit foreign built ships to American register for the foreign trade. Mall Subsidy a Feature. The author of the "bill, in an explana tion of its provisions, said the proposi tion to increase the pay for carrying the mails was the most Important feature of the measure. The postmaster general is authorized to pay second class ships for carrying the mails the same rate of ?4 per mile that is now paid to first class ships. Mr. Humphrey points out that op ponents of ship subsidy seem not to be aware that we already have this sub sidy for first class ships under a law enacted in 1891. This law, he claims, "is responsible for every American vessel on the Atlantic and if repealed would cause the American flag to disappear from the seas within 60 days." The law of 1891, says Mr. Humphrey, defines a first class ship as, one of over 8000 tons and of 20 knots speed, which has been such a high requirement that vessels of that class have not found it profitable to engage In South American and'-Pacific trade. Mr. Humphrey pro poses in his bill to give the same sub sidy to vessels of 5000 tons capacity and of 16 knots speed. The bill lays down many requirements for vessels before they can secure the subsidy. Shins as Naval Reserve. The ships must be built according to plans approved by the secretary of the navy, of iron or steel and with a view to their use in time of war and be able to carry four or more cannon of not less than six inch caliber. They must at all times be at the demand of the gov ernment. They must carry American boys and train them in seamanship and be officered by American citizens and have crews composed of 50 percent or more American sailors. The vessels cannot be sold without the consent of (Continued on Page Three.) Snowfall 4.1 Inches and the ' Monthly Precipitation .56 Inches Last Month. DECEMBER BROKE WEATHER RECORDS El Paso had only 4.55 inches of rain during the year 1909. At the close of the year, the city and vicinity was short 5.29 Inches below the average annual rainfall, which is 9.84 inches. These are figures of the United States weather bureau. "Weather radicals held full sway last" month. Evorybodv knows it. of course, but the -weather man has issued his re port of December, just to let the ama teur weather prophets know what really happened. From an El Paso point of view last month was a record breaker. The ele ments did all sorts of stunts according to the government figures. Regarding frigidity, December, 1909, was the cold est December of 10 years, that is its average temperature was lowest. The mean temperature for the month was 40 degrees, while the average for 31 years only has been 45.6 degrees. The lowest was 10 degrees on December 20, the coldest December day of many years. ' . Monthly precipitation, the bulk of which came in the form of snow, Avas .56 of an inch for the total month; the snow fall being 4.1 inches. The greatest fall of moisture in 24 hours occurred between December 17 and 18, when .41 of an Inch fell. The average precipi tation for Decembers of 31 years is .51 of an Inch. There were more cloudy than clear days in December. The month Is di vided into 13 partly cloudy, five cloudy, and 13 clear days. I T. 7 Tj PREACHERS TO STOP SUNDAY PICTURE SHOWS "Waco, Tex., Jan. 4. The Waco preachers' association announced today that it will take steps im mediately to close the moving picture shows on Sunday, The preachers claim the shows have been operating evry Sunday. RECORDS DESTROYED. Wichita Falls, Tex., Jan. 4 Fire early this morning in the Denver railroad .station destroyed important records be longing to the road. ' The damage to the buildingJs slight. The blaze started from the furnace. Bordeaux, France. Jan. 4. Ieoa ... 4wi., ;t Oil CI f nml nns here speed in the -wind, hen the left wing On December 30 at Juvisy he broke WBi W ?3D I && SI ft 1 9 2 fi fi o 8i ft I 8 h ft fk 1 ife i sPi if 1 i 2 S9 Sn niDiyf niinlUn fnLLy nllU 10 iILLLU - ' . ii-WnJni)J n Vi una i in i ii ii l' i TiwrWTf imttTWiM niliinitiii-.H ' i ,-, iirnn i i I ' vi f L y. s J ; f sr "i ?rvT"rit- rr"izvi c5Lr , New Bill Is Introduced in Congress Amending the Law Now in Force. GIVES POWER TO MAKE NEW RATES Washington, D. C, Jan. 4. A bill making sweeping changes in the inter state commerce laws for the xeguiition of railroads was introduced today In the house by representative Mann (111.), chairman of the committee, on inter state and foreign commerce. The bill is not in accord with the one proposed by the .committee acting under the direc tion of president Taft and known as the "administration, railroad bill," but was prepared by chairman Mann during the summer vacation of congress. The measure does not 'provide for a special court to hear interstate com merce cases as has been reported would be the form of legislation on this sub ject that president Taft would recom mend. It proposes, however, to create in the department of commerce and labor, a bureau to be called the "Bureau of Transportation," where a shipper may file complaints against a railroad. Investigating Complaints. If, after an investigation, the commis sioner of the bureau finds that there is justice in the complaint, he must re port the facts to the attorney general of the United States, and if the attorney general is satisfied there Is a cause of action, he is required to file a petition with- the interstate commerce commis sion and prosecute the case at the ex pense of the government. The shipper may, if he prefers, still file his complaint direct with the com mission and prosecute at his own ex pense, as the present law provides. The bill makes it the duty of common carriers to establish just and reasonable classifications and regulations and au thorizes the interstate commerce com mission to prescribe what they shall be. Short and Long Hauls. The long and short haul clause of the interstate commerce act would be amended so as to provide that charge for a short haul shall in no case be greater than the charge for a long haul and the charge for a through rate shall be no greater than the aggregate of the local rate. False or padded claims for damages by.a shipper are prohibited, as are re bates. 0 The provisions of the law in regard to filing complaints and authorizing the commission to adjust complaints and fix rates are much enlarged and they give power to the commission not only to fix rates upon complaint but also to adjust and prescribe classifications regulations and practices generally. The commissioner may suspend the taking effect of any proposed rate or change in classification until full hear ing can be had on the subject. Power to Make Rates. The commission is also given the power to establish through rates and joint rates and the shipper to select the entire route over which a shipment shall be transported. Railroads are required to furnish rates on written application. Every j shipment of property on which a rebate l is paid is made a separate offense and the Elkins law is amended to that ex tent. The railroads under the Mann bill may exchange transportation for advertisement of their time tables in newspapers. To Prevent Consolidations. A common carrier is prohibited from owning or acquiring ownership of stock in any competing carrier. The bill also makes it unlawful for a railroad company to issue any stock or bonds except for the acquisition of property, (Continued on Page Seven.) v. .-uuv.u- mmti. iyLU3iiki-ii i u& uwi!L,i u i &. i de La Grande, a noted French aeronaut, a, killed vrhiie niiilvinK e rurhed under the truckage of hiN machine. lie ss tnrninc: at of his machine Lroke. nil speed record.. He formerly was an Another blow has been struck at the liberty of the American citizen in gen eral and the El Paso city in particular. For 1q these many years have the brave and fearless fire fighters of El Paso, meaning the volunteer firemen, gone about their business without fear of the one bugaboo of masculine, existance in El Paso jury duty. Because of their valiant services to the city in the red shirt days before the coming of the paid professional firemen, the members of the volunteer fire department have been ex empt from doing jury duty. So long had this custom been in force that the old timers have not had a look Into the interior of the court house for years and years. But it is to be no more, is this escape from jury duty by in scribing one's name on the volunteer fire department roll. Sheriffs notices to jurors have been sent to all of the volunteer firemen notifying them to ap pear before the honorable 34th district court of El Paso county, Texas, on Mon day, the 10th day of January, 1910, at 9 oclock sharp. These notices were the result .of a let- TWO GOVERNORS MEET ON BORDER Texas Governor to Greet the Governor of Coahuila at Del Rio. Austin, Tex., Jan. 4. Governor Thos. M. Campbell, accompanied by several members of his staff, is leaving this afternoon for Del Rio, where he will at tend the celebration there Jan. 5, 6, and 7, and meet governor Jesus Del Valle, of Coahuila, and exchange felicitations.' The governor will spend tonight at San Antonio. CONVICTED BANKER IS DENIED A REHEARING New Orlear.o, La., Jan. 4. A rehear ing was denied 'Will F. "Woods, of San Antonio, by the federal court here to day. TVoods was formerly cashier of the defunct "Woods National bank and was charged with misappropriation of funds. He was convicted and given a penitentiary term in the lower courts. BANKS TC BE SUED. Austin, Tex., Jan. 4. Three bond and one guaranty fund banks, which failed to make reports due January 1, will be reported to the attorney general to be sued for forfeiture of charters. More Aid For Little Minnie Kind hearted persons interested in helping little Minnie to 'have her feet straightened continue to add to the fund. "their mites. Mere money is still needed, however, and The Herald will he pleased to receive and forward it. Miss Corinne Queen of Monahans, Texas, sends in a dollar and '"A little fairy with good feet" sends in a dollar- Sarah Bridgers of 1108 Xorth Florence street also sends a dollar. This makes three more for the fund and brings the total received by The Herald up to $174.G5. Help make it $200 right away. a flight a high automobilist. ter sent to each of the volunteer firemen by the fire commissioners of the" city. This letter stated that because of the poor attendance at fires by the volun teers and the growing belief that mem bership in the volunteer department was more for exemption from jury duty than for fire fighting, the exempttion list would be suspended from January 1 to for fire- fighting, the exemption list would be reestablished but that to get their names on the- list it would be necessary for the volunteers to prove that they had attended the fires during the intervening three months. Volunteer firemen promise to be the winter styles in jurymen during the present term of court and the volunteers will be given an opportunity of appre ciating fully what they have been miss ing during the time of their exemption from duty. As the failure to appear ax the time and place designated In the notice means contempt of court, there promises to be the most representative gathering of volunteer fire fighters at the courthouse next Monday morning that has been seen since the old Grand Central burned. T. M. Wingo Will Succeed Him as President of the Bank on January 13. A. B. FALL BUYS' COLES'S STOCK T. M. Wingo will succeed A. P. Coles as president of the American National bank on January 13. President Coles has sold all of. his stock in the bank, amounting to $200,000, with the excep tion of five shares, to T. 31 "Wingo, act. lng for A B. Fall and others, who will A. P. COLES. take over the holdings of 3Ir. Coles in the American National. The change in the bank officials will be made on January 13. when the an nual meeting of the stockholders will be held. Mr. Coles will retire from the head of the banking corporation be- (Contiuued on Page Three.) fvC'..J SBSBHBBftWBft r nKar 1 yrroFffiwiwii irwiiwBHHnWBI -i" iaeHnKBgBftHlKB WO FRIENDS DIE ONE HERE. ONE IN MICHIGAN ALMOST SAME HOUR At 11:55 a. m.. Dec. 30. C. A. Dyke died in El Paso, Texas. At 11:30 a. m.. Dec. 30. George A. Har diker died in Detroit, Mich. v Only 25 minutes separated the two deaths, aside from the difference in eastern and- western time. And both deaths were sudden. For manv vears the two men worked together. Hardiker as revising clerk at ARE YAQUIS GOING INTO BA TTLE AGAIN? Nogales, Ariz., Dec. 4. Reports are from Hennosillo that there Is a rumor abroad that the Yaquis are arming themselves ana making ready for another uprising soon, which fact is seriously affecting business in Hennosillo and the surrounding country. It is stated that recently a band of Yaquis crossed from the American side .into Sonora supplied with arms and ammunition and that they were met by an other band from the Yaqui reservation a t Bacatete. It is further stated also that already some attacks have been made on ranches and that Ures inhabitants are taking precautions for protection. United States Geological Survey Makes Report on Mining Affairs of Nation. MONTANA STANDS FIRST IN COPPER Arizona Is Second in Copper. Production Texas Quick silver Output Grows. "Washington, T. C, Jan. 4. Statistic and estimates received by the United States Geological Survey from all placts known to produce blister copper from domestic ores and from all lake mines indicate that the copper output from mines In the United States in 1909 sur passed all previous records. According to the statistics and esti mates received the output of blister and lake copper was 1.117,800,000 pounds, aa against 942,570,721 pounds in 1903, an increase of over 18 percent. This not only exceeds the increase of any pre vious year but it is considerably great er than the total yearly increase since 1904. Ontpirt of Leading States. Montana shows a large Increase, again taking first rank, a place lost to Arizona in 1907. The production in Montana will nearly equal or will pos- j sibly exceed the state's previous record Arizona holds second place, with a slight Increase over the 289,523,000 pounds produced an 190S. Michigan also exceeded the 1908 production, 222,289,000 pounds. Large gains were made by Utah and Nevada, and California also increased its output considerably. Reflaed Copper. Statistics showing the- output of re fined copper by plants in the United States are not now collected by the Geological Survey. Figures published by the Copper Producers Association indicate that the production of market able copper from all sources, domestic and foreign, for the first eleven months of 1909, will exceed 1,400.000,000, as against 1,161,176,085 pounds in 1908. Exports. Estimates Indicate that the exports o copper will surpass by several million pounds the exports for 190S 661,876,127 pounds. Imports. According to the bureau of statistics, imports of pigs, bars, ingots, plates, and old copper for the first 11 months amounted to 213,100,281 pounds, and the copper content of. ore matte and regulus imported amounted to 74,70S,482 pounds. If the imports for December .were equal to the average monthly import for the first 11 months the amount of copper entering the United States for the year was about 311,800,000 pounds, as against 218,705,487 pounds in 1908. Refined Lead, The total production of refined lead. I desilverized and soft, from domestic and foreign ores in 1909 was approximately 444,363 short tons, worth at the average New York price $38,215,000, as compared to a production of 396.433 tons in 1908 and 414,189 tons in 1907. These figures do not include an estimated output of 12,S60 tons of antimonial lead, aa against 13.629 tons in 190S and 9,910 tons In 1907. Of the total production, desilverized lead of domestic origin, ex clusive of desilverized soft lead. Is esti mated at 209.69S tons, as against 167,798 tons In 1908; and desilverized lead of foreign origin comprised 8,3i9 tons, compared to 97,761 tons In 190S. Spelter Predactiea. The production of primary spelter from domestic ore in 1909 Is estimated at 241.842 short tons, and from foreign ore at 26,373 tons, a total of 26S,21o (Continued on Page Four.) the joint warehouse, while at his side worked Dyke. When Dyke died he was chief clerk at the local custom house. .Shortly before Hardiker's death he was chief account ant at the warehouse. Friends sent word of Dyke's 'death to his dear friend Hardiker. and at almost the same moment Hardiker died in the Michigan city. Such is the story of the death of two friends.