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EI Faso, Texas,
February 9, 1910. 16 Pages
All the News
Herald Prints It first
While It's Fresh.
SAGE IS COMING
Will Pass Through El Paso
Friday Morning En Eoute
San Antonio, Tex., Feb. 9. Mrs.
Russell Sage of New York, one of the
Young El Pasoan Crushed
To Death Bv
Is Properly Ushered in by
the Celestial Population of
the Pass City.
PLENTY OF PUNK
"Gong hay fat toy!"
That is the way "Happy New Year"
looks "when written in the English trans
lation, but In the original Chinese it
looks like turtle tracks in the wet sand,
and sounds like a package of fireworks
exploding in the interior regions of the
China boy who says it. "Gong hay fat
toy" just that way.
It Is a happy New Year In Chinatown
today. Getting an early start soon after
midnight, the slant ej'ed celestials have
been celebrating in true oriental fashion
on the trans-Overland side of Oregon
street- It is an occasion for celebration.
Being the 2452nd Happy New Year
since old man Confucius Invented the
Chinese brand of time, it is up to the
Chinese butchers and bakers and can
dlestick makers to do homage to the
memory of the god of their forefathers,
Goong Quon Houn. It Is also the sec
ond anniversary of the ascension to the
throne of Hsuang Tung, the baby ruler
of 400,000,000 Chinese souls, -who lives
In a pink palace In the forbidden city
and has incense burning around his
throne 365 Confuciun days each year.
Cause for Joy.
There is yet another occasion for re
joicing on this, the 2452 year since the
year one. Peace has been declared be
tween the two powerful tongs, the On
Yicks and the Yee boys. The hatchet
has been buried, likewise a large num
ber of the paid hatchet men who were
hired by the On Yicks to exterminate
the Yees. The peace pact has been signed
and the -wings of the gentle dove, the
symbol of things peaceful, have spread
like a protecting canopy over the local
Chinatown. Host of the S00 residents
of the El Paso Chinese quarter are of
the tribe Yee, but a few On Yicks are
scattered through the underground
world of lower Oregon street. Charlie
Sam, mayor protem, of Chinatown, said
there never was anything to the tong
war, but it Is known that the descend
ants of the original Mr. Yee have been
speaking easy and carrying a big stick
since the war started in San Francisco's
Chinatown. But all Is now as serene as
a Quaker conference between those two
divisions of the slant eyed -ones. Punk
was buried in equal quantities on the
On Yick and the Yee altars -last night
and will continue to burn during the
week of festivities incident to he ori
ental celebration of the nativity of the
Chinaman and. Time. J
For once the Indolent serenity of El
Paso's Chinatown -was disturbed last
night. There was a psychic something
in the air that foretold of coming events
even before the clock in little Mar "Wing
Kee's shop had slipped its dusty way
around to the top of the dial. There
was a sound of silent revelry by night
and Chinatown's yellowest citizen had
gathered In the laundries and grocery
shops to celebrate. Time Is the least
of a Chinaman's troubles and the south
siders showed their contempt for the
precise chronomic reckoning by start
ing their batteries of fire crackers go
ing a full 15 minutes before midnight
and they kept It up until late this morn
ing. These firecrackers, or powduing,
are imported from China along "with the
sugar laden nuts and cocoanut candy
which have such a prominent place on
the festal boards at Chinese near year.
Ckiasraen Not Parsimonious. J
A China boy -may have his faults but
he cannot be accused of parsimony. His
generosity extends to the firing of these
crackers, which are touched off to put
the devil on the run. String after string
and bundle on bundle of these powduings
are thrown into the street and the noise
resulting from their explosion in the
narrow street sounded like a South
American revolution in the mnking. The
old timers tell of one EI Pasoan, who
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New York, X. Y.t Feb. 9. A vole Is being taken today that will decide
whether a strike InvoIviHg 150 O0o men and completely tying up the building
operations of this city will be called.
The referendum was called at a conference of building: trades unions last
night when sympathy with the cxtstiH strike of steam fitters for an increase
In wages -was voted and a general strike In favor of the men now out ivns
ANDUL HAMID TRIES
TO STRANGLE HIMSELF
Paris, France, Feb. 9. A special to Le Matin from Vienna says Abdul
Jlamid, the deposed sultan of Turkey, tvas recently seized with a paroxysm of
frenzy and attempted to strangle himself with a silk handkerchief. He was
prevented from suicide by the servants and subsequently placed in a straight
jacket. t . .
Xo confirmation of the story is possible here.
LIVED IN EL PASO AND
JUAREZ 90 YEARS;DIES
KloreBlino Ortega, who for DO years
Jaarex, died at the home of his daughter,
goza alley, last night.
Ortega was horn in Juarez 90 years
Ortega and Josefa Alderete. He had
Besides his daughter, he leaves
- .. .... .kTHkNIv vwi -- -- -.
wealthiest women in the world, is here
today en route to California.
She visited the historic Alamo and
other famous places about the city.
Mrs. Sage will leave here tomorrow
morning for El Paso and will reach
there Friday morning on G. H. No. 9, In
her private car, The Convoy.
TO RAISE COTTON
OVEE IN MEXICO
Governor of California Is In
terested in Syndicate
That Buys Land.
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 9. Governor
Gillett and several California capitalists
have purchased from the Southern Land
and Cattle company, for $900,000 a tract
of 32,000 acres of land on the border of
Mexico between Calexico and Yuma.
They will raise cotton.
SIX MEN KILLED &
BY GAS IN MINE. &
4 Stearns, Ky., Feb. 9. An ex
plosion In mine No. 1, of the
$ Stearns Coal company today -
$ killed six men outright.
-& It Is thought the victims ran
$- into a pocket of gas which ig- -
4- nited when it came in contact &
4fy with a lamp. The explosion
$ was in a remote section and no -
$ others were injured.
PEARY" TO BE
Washington. D. C, Feb. 9.
The bill making commander
Robert E. Peary, the discoverer
of the north pole, rear admiral,
was passed by the senate today.
Indications are that the measure
will also receive the approval of
r : .
& MEXICO GETS 3IIXIMUM
OP U. S. TARIFF.
-$ "Washington, D. C, Feb. 9.
& The president has Issued a
proclamation granting the min-
& imum tariff rates of the Payne-
Aldrich act to Argentina. Bra-
zil, "Uruguay, Paraguay, Mex-
Ico, Panama and Liberia.
. : . ' '
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RESIGNS IN BODY
Madrid, Spain, Feb. 9. The
Spanish cabinet, led by premier
Moret Y. Pendergast, resigned
today. The crisis was brought
ubout by the right wing of the
Liberal party protesting against
the premier's alliance with the
had been an resident of El Paso and
Mrs. Ynez Hernandez,! at S13 Zara-
ago and was the son of Francisco
been engaged at commoL labor all his
son, Epimenio Ortega, vjho resides In
e.US5iL 5AG6 W
Declares Aldrich Is Trying
To Pack the Committee of
SAYS TARIFF IS
TO BE WHITEWASHED
"Washington, r. C, Feb. 9. Apropos
of the consideration of the composite
Elkins-Lodge-McCumber food prices
investigation resolution reported to the
senate yesterday from the committee
on finance and contingent expendi
tures, senator Stone (Mo.) today ad
dressed the senate on the question of
food prices. He undertook to show
that the Payne-Aldrich tariff bill is
largely responsible for the enhanced
price of many of the necessaries of life.
Contrasting the delay on reporting
the Elkins resolution with the dis
patch in bringing in the Lodge meas
ure, Mr. Stone declared that there
has been a vast amount of monkey
business in connection with the con
sideration of the subject.
Saying he had been greatly puzzled
to know the meaning of the method
of procedure, he declared it had the
complexion of a "purpose to conceal
rather than to discover."
"If not, why," he asked, "did the
Republican members of the finance
committee come rushing headlong into
this business and exhibit an over
whelming anxiety to take charge of
the proposed inquiry? If the remark
able things done here have given to
this business the sinister aspect of a
scheme on the part of certain senators
to organize a committee that would
start in primarily to hold the Payne
Aldrich tariff law blameless for the
evils the country complains of, then
the senator from Massachusetts and
his Republican associates on the fi
nance committee, have only themselves
Needs the Whitewash.
"Is it the purpose of the great sen
ators who have thrown -themselves
into the breach to put the proposed in
vestigation under the control of sen
ators -who were chiefly instrumental
in granting the new law and most
concerned In exempting it from all
responsibility for the higher prices
that have followed its enactment? A
deep laid - apprehension to that effect
has been expressed by many news
papers and many people in different
parts of the country."
He said he knew of nothing which
stood in such great need of a coating
of whitewash as the tariff laws. As
serting that there had been a rapid en
hancement of, prices since the passage
of the law, he declared that neither
an Increase in the demand for food nor
an increase in the gold specially could
explain these advances in so short a
Fears Restricted Inquiry.
In all probability, Mr. Stone contin
ued. Lodge would head the committee
on Inquiry and Mr. Stone expressed ap
prehension that that senator would
hesitate to follow out any line of In-
quiry wnicn mignt suDstantiate secre
tary "Wilson's contention that Ameri
can food products are sold cheaper
abroad than In the United States.
Mr. Stone quoted from letters and
newspapers to show a general increase
in the necessaries of life since the
enactment of the Payne-Aldrich bill.
Among the letters was one from a St.
Louis Merchant saying that cotton
goods had increased in price from 12 j
to 33 percent: linens 7 to 10 percent, j
and hosiery 10 percent.
Every man of common sense, he said,
ought to know that "the enormous j
profit accruing to investors in these
Industries are the result of artificial
conditions created by law."
"I don't see how It can be contend
ed." he continued, "that these artificial
conditions from which the consumers
of the country, thank heaven are be
ginning to become the impatient suf
ferers, are chiefly for the benefit of
the American wage earners employed
in those industries. I assert with the
greatest confidence that the tariff
rates as a rule, are far In excess of
any difference In the labor wage In
America and .the chief competing coun
tries of Europe, and I assert with equal
confidence that the chief beneficiaries
of this system are the men who em
ploy this labor as the chief sufferers
are the consumers who are the vic
tims of their monopolies."
The senate adopted 'the Elkins reso
lution providing for the investigation
of the causes underlying the higher
cost of living.
It was strangely simple, and coldly
formal the extradition of Pablo Yordi.
A two years' fight against it culmin
ated yesterday afternoon in an interna
tional drama on the Stanton street
A carriage drove away from the coun
ty jail shortly after 2 oclock. The two
horses drew up iu front of an office
building and four -men alighted and
climbed the stairs to the offices above.
It was a conference, the last, with Yordi's
Soon tue four men returned down the
stairs and reentered the carriage. Dur
ing the ride to the bridge the prisoner
sat silent. He showed no emotion, nor
has he since his arrest. The little Swiss,
charged with the big Mexican bank
fraud, seemed ready.
As the carriage arrived at the Amer
ican approach to the bridge another
carriage t'ould begen on the Mexican
side. Later it was noted that rurales
stood posts along the extreme southern
Just a Little Incident In the Official Life Of Two Nations f
I. H. Stevens, an Aged El
Pasoan, Father of Two Po
licemen, Hurled 90 Feet.
Daughter in Buggy With
Him Has Close Call With
Her Life in the Wreck.
I. H. Stevens, 63 years of age, is
dead, and his daughter, Mrs. Jessie
Barrett, lies at the home in East El
Paso suffering from a severe nervous
shock as the result of an accident
which occurred at the Grama street
crossing of the G. H. railroad at 3:50
oclock Tuesday afternoon.
Stevens, who recently moved here
from Bandera, Texas, in the county of
the same name, where for many years
he was sheriff, was on his way home
with his daughter when a special
train. In which Henry W. De Forrest,
a Southern Pacific director and his
family, were speeding across the con
tinent, accompanied by superintendent
G. S. "Waid, of the G. H., bore down
They saw the train coming along the
track only a few minuntes before It
reached them. Mrs. Barrett jumped
from the buggy and saved her life, but
her father, who was too old to get out
of the way in time, was struck by the
oncoming train and thrown 90 feet, it
Is stated, being almost instantly killed,
while the horse was knocked equally
as far and killed, the buggy being
smashed to splinters.
Stevens had visited at the home of
his son, R. H. Stevens, formerly a
member of the police force; who re
sides in Orchard Park; had then gone
to the home of his son Ike. who is
still a member of the force, and was
homeward bound when the accident
Both sons were summoned to the
scene and coroner E. B. McCHntock ar
rived shortly thereafter. The body was
removed to the undertaking parlors of
McBean, Simmons and Carr, where it
was prepared for burial and will be
shipped to Bandera tonight for Inter
ment. I. H. Stevens is survived by his
father, a man 92 years of age, who
resides at Bandera, his wife, three
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The Kissing Deer
The Herald will print a story about
the pet in the "Washington Park
"zoo" that likes to kiss the girls. It
will also print a picture of this pet
in the act of kissing standing on its
hind feet, almost like a person. They
are smart pets, those deer in the El
Paso "zoo"; they are going to prove
an interesting source of amusement
to the children of El Paso.
Paris, France, Feb. 9. The river Seine has risen nmcu Inches here during
the last 24 hours owing to yesterday rnln and melting snow.
It Is predicted that the river will continue to rise until Friday, when it
will reach a point equal to the flood of 1SS2.
Although confident thnt there is no danger of n repetition of the recent
disaster, the authorities are taking thorough precautions and parapets nt low
places along the river are being hastily raised.
The waters which had dropped below the months of the sewers are again
pouring into the conduits, drowning electric light and power lines in the
vicinity of Place de L'Opera.
end of the international connection.
With a whip crack the Mexican car
riage rushed to meet the visitors. The
two vehicles met almost in the center
of the wooden road and stopped. Deputy
United States marshal H. R. Hillebrand
stepped from one carriage, colonel of
the rurales Aleman f roat, the other. The
two officials exchanged greetings in
Spanish. There was a flutter of white
paper, and the American held a receipt
for "the body" of Pablo Yofdi." The
delivery had been -made like so much
And then the international prisoner
at that .moment a prisoner at large
alighted, followed by deputy sheriffs
Bryant and Greet. The Mexican bowed.
The Swiss shook hands with the Amer
ican officer, and the officer and pris
oner exchanged farewells in German.
"Passe." said the Mexican officer with
another bow, just as if inviting the pris
oner to enter, his office for a sociable
chat. The Swiss! tried to smile, and then
stepped into the carriage. The vehicle
Ed. Scanlon, jr., victim of today's accident, standing in center of group, with hat
... , ,. ,T i. . j.1. mi. 1.-1
on. rawer iKHiea a year ago; on leir. .mower Detween wem. me cau
dren are brothers and sisters of the victim.
"MONEY IN AVIATION
GOOD OFFER MADE TO EL PASO
El Paso can have an aviation meeting
on February 18, 19 and 20 with three
aeroplanists, including Glenn II. Curtiss,
and two dirigible balioonists if the pro
moters of the aviation event for the city
will accept the proposition of Nat Reiss
and K. L. Bernard.
They agree to come to El Paso for
$4000 expense money, without any guar
antee of gate receipts, they only ask the
first $S00 taken in at the gates. Their
proposition was made to The Herald
yesterday and it was then placed before
the prdtooters of the Paulhan event. The
Herald, not desiring to interfere with
the Paulhan meeting, referred the propo
sition to those who are interested In the
"We positively will not come -to El
Paso on these conditions," declared Nat
Reiss, "after the dates specified, for my
knowledge of the local weather condi
tions, assures me that it would be worse
than useless to attempt an aviation meet
ing in El Paso as late as the end of the
month orthe first of March. Then, too,
if you wait that long, aviation meets will
bea dead issue as drawing cards in this
section, as they will have been held all
around El Paso before that time."
Mr. Reiss left last night "for Phoenix
to pull off the meeting there, and Mr.
Bernard left for Albuquerque to make
arrangements there for a meeting. Mr.
Bernard expects to be back here tomor
row and if the people who have backed
the Paulhan meetiug. wish to get into
communication with him, they can do so.
The proposition of Bernard and Reiss
"We want a 4000 bonus for expenses.
dashed off, the horses plunging over the
raised iron tracks.' Six rurales marched
after the swaying vehicle far in the rear.
It was over.
A well perhaps overlj dressed Mex
ican woman called at the county jail al
most at the exact time of the drama at
the bridge. It was not unusual for the
latter to see her there then as always
before, bringing a tiny child.
But this time the woman came to say
goodby to "a husband, in her belief for
the last time. And she came too late.
Jail officials had kindly notified her of
the hour of the departure from 'the jail.
But there had been a misunderstanding
somewhere. The woman, the wife, and
the child too young to understand, had
come too late.
"Rather would I see liim dead than
sent back so," she sobbedl She wept, al
most raving, and the child opened wide
J his eyes and tried, as even very little
I children do, to understand.
I So there was no farewell. It was writ
We will take the first ?S0O collected In
gate receipts. We take 75 percent of the
gross from the next $4000, the El Paso
promoters to take 25 percent- All over
$12,000 taken in for admissions, we split
equally with the El Paso committee.
"We will agree to give the -El Paso
committee (The Herald if it will take
up the matter) the privilege of all ad
vance ticket sales, same to be sold at 75
cents to encourage patronage- All tick
ets sold at the park will be $1. Of the
tickets sold downtown at 75 cents, we
will let the El Paso committee (or The
Herald) retain 25 cents, turning in only
50 cents to us for each 75 cent ticket
sold. Children's admission tickets at
the grounds will be 50 cents.
"The El Paso committee must furnjsh
the grounds, police, advertising and
ticket sellers. We will furnish ticket
takers and aviators. Curtiss, Hamilton
and Willard, and guarantee that they
"K. Li. Bernard."
"There Is no secrecy -about this con
tract and the people of the city do not
have to make any guarantee only raise
the $4000 and promise us the first $S00O
received from the ale of tickets." said
Mr. Reiss. "The $4000 nas been rais
ed for Paulhan, I understand. The com
mittee can take this $4000 to pay our
expenses and then begin the advertising
of the meeting and the sale of tickets
on the proposition we make herewith.
There is money in an aviation meeting
for the El Paso promoters."
PHOENIX IS OPEK"
Charles K. Hamilton Says
He TTill Smash Some
Phoenix. Ariz.. Feb. 9. Charles K.
Hamilton, who made a world record
flight In an exhibition wjth his aero-
plane at Fresno last Sunday, reached
Phoenix yesterday morning and was
followed this morning by C. F. "Willard,
who brought with him the big eight
cylinder Curtiss .machine with which the
world record for height, long distance
and speed will be tried for. Glenn Cur
"tiss has wired from the east that he Is
restrained frcro leaving the jurisdiction
of one of the New York courts by an In
junction which seeks to hold him as a
witness in a su!t brought by Wright
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CORNER NEAR COUNTY
COURTHOUSE IS SOLD
f. S. Squires, n well known Mexico doctor, has purchnscd from Mr. and
3Irs. II. F. Hammett, the northeast corner of Overland and North Campbell
streets for n consideration of $20,000.
This corner, which is opposite the conrtfcouse, Is one of the most valuable
in thnt section of the city.
Tucumcari, N. M.- Feb. 7, 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:
The Herald has a splendid name here and gets 'all
the world news here nearly 24 hours sooner than any
other daily paper coming here. , "
Very truly yours, . ':
; 0; G. Hanimons.
Young Ed. Scanlon Falls Be
neath Heavy Engine in Lo
cal Gr. H. Yards.
HAS BOTH LEGS
CUT FE.OM BODY
Father of the "Victim Met
Death on Southwestern
Road Two Years Ago.
In performing the duties of switch
man on the G., H. & S. A- rightofway,
near Octavia street, shortly after 6
oclock this morning, Edward F. Scan
Ion, for many years freight conductor
on local roads, fell beneath an engine
and suffered an amputation of both
legs near the trunk. The cause of the
accident is unknown, although It i3
believed the young man lost his bal-
j ance in inakinS" a switch.
I The body was turned over to Nagley
Coming as the second railroad calam
ity in Its history, the accident nas grief
broken the Scanlon family, which, has
supplied ' many railroad men to ths
southwest. Roadmaster E. D- Scanlon
was killed outright January 20, 1908,
In a motor car accident on the western
division of the E. P. &. S. W., which
road he had served for many years. A
dog ran in front of the speeding car,
wrecking the frail machine- And rrow
the dead man's son has fallen beneath
Iron wheels, with no apparent cause
for the accident. A widow and a
mother doubtless suffer most the dual
Early this morning a crew was
switching two dead road engines at
the Octavia street crossing, preparing
to add them' to a freight train about
to proceed westward. Young Scanlon
was riding on the pilot of one of the
dead engines, which were being pushed
by the yard engine. A switch had just
been passed and the three engines pro
ceeded on a siding. No one had missed
As he was .leaving his work, night
yardmaster Tidmas Bird saw the young
man's body near the switch, and, after
one look, hurried to summon a physi
cian and an ambulance. Scanlon was
conscious. He complained of great pain,
but said nothing regarding his fall.
The man's legs were torn in shreda
from almost the hips down- He was
hurried to Hotel Dieu. and the family
was notified. From the beginning the
physicians offered little hopes of his
recovery- On request of his mother
Rev. Charles L- Overstreet was sum
moned and the apparently dying man
Edward Scanlon has served, the G.,
H. & S. A-.about three months, coming
from service in Mexico. There he was
conductor for the National Railways,
and a member of the conductor's ..or
ganization. He left service with the
E., P. & S. W. before his father's death,
for two .years a freight conductor on
that system. f
Young Alan's Relatives.
About three years ago Scanlon, who
was 27 years of age, married, purchas
ing a cozy home of his own. He ha3
no children, but beside his widow and
widowed mother, a number of brothers
and sisters survive him. as follows:
! Edward Scanlon. railroad machinist at
Tombstone; Mrs. Emile Smith, whose
husband is a G., H. & S. A. engineer
of the Sanderson division; Mrs. Ben
Blumb, wife of a conductor on the
west end of the E. P. & S- W.: Mrs.
William Highler, of El Paso, and four
' other sisters and brothers, all children,
who live with his mother at 112 E. Mis
Third Death Recently.
The death marks the third visiting
the ill-fated railroad famllv within two
years. Alfred Scanlon. anE. P. & S. W.
system employe, who died of natural
death, was the first to follow his father.