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lierald Prints it first While It's Fresh. Says He Will Do feis Duty Eegardless of What Peo ple -Say of Him Personally SAYS THEY ASKED FOR A RECEIVER Now" That They Have One, All People Must Be Treat ed Alike, He Declares. This morning's meeting of the city council turned, into a water discussion in j which the mayor and representatii es of the citizens' committee took part, and it was rather a lively affair. The mayor said that the recent water users' "mass meeting" had been called for the purpose of heaping abuse upon him and the city council because of the action they 9iad taken In regard to the 90-cent minimum rate which re ceh er Wyatt has been allowed to charge upon an order from federal judge Maxey. Evidently mayor Sweeney resented the questions put to Mm by the mem bers of the committee, for "his manner was not mild and ihis speaking was most forceful when he replied to the questions put by the various members of the committee He said that the matter was in the federal courts and denied most emphati sally that the city attorney and him self had recommended the charge of the 90-cent minimum rate, declaring that they had simply acquiesced in the order which is to be in force until the next term of the federal court in this city in April. Several times he told the ccmmittee that he did not care what they or any one else thought of him personally, and he intended to go ahead and do his duty es he saw it regardless of abuse from malcontents and "characterless reptiles." James G. 3IcXaTV, treasurer of the Rio Grande street paving fund, stated to the council that 5,091 feet of paving and parking had. been signed ior. and he felt sure that within ten days or two weeks nearly all of the balance could be se cured. Major Sweeney said the contract had been let and assuied him an ad justment would be effected this after noon. The firs report of the city health of ficer since the new ordinance relative to birth reports went into effect was read and showed four Mexican and two American births recorded. An ordinance regulating the paving of North Campbell street from Main to Hill streets with petrolithic oiled macad am was passed, as was also an ordinance regulating the sale of milk from tuber cular cattle, making this an offense punishable by a fine of from S5 to $100. The Water Bates. Phil Bargman, chairman of the citi zens' committee, protesting against ihe minimum water rates of the receier. started the water duscusion when he presented a communication to the mayor and city council asking whv the city officials had acquiesced in the pe tition of the water companv and the receiver, for permission to charge the (Continued on Page Nine.) Lander, wya., Feb. 10. Sixty-four i defendants In alleged coal land frauds against the government appeared today before the United States land office here, in cases which have been brought by the government for the cancelation of their titles to coal lands which are said to be the most valuable In the state. The cases involve 9500 acres of land lying in. the mineral district north of Lander ar.d have been appraised by government experts at a value of nearly $1,500,000. Duramj Entries Made. The government alleges that these lands were filed upon by "dummy" en trymen for the benefit of the Owl Creek Coal company and the North western Coal company which are con troled largely by New York capital ists. The two 'companies are reported to be associated with the Chicago, Burlington & ,Quincy railroad. The cases are commonly known as the "Gebo coal land fraud cases," as Sam HOW'S THIS "WaxMnsrton, D. C, Feb. 10. Take one 10 pound boiled ham, two gallons of nater. one keg: of kale weighing: 40 pounds ivhen dry, and two gallons of beer; pour slowly into the maw of a healthy humanibelng in two hours and 40 min utes, let the mixture settle until assured of success, and the result will be gas tronomic freak or "gourmacher," (old fa.hioned slang for gourmand). Boots Iteppetti, a man trained In mastication and digestion at the Wash ington Hnvy yard, made himself a receptacle for the stirring of those ingredi ents last night and he did not even grunt. Iteppetti devoured the record breaking meal In the presence of nearly a hHBdred witnesses, taking les than three hours to demonstrate his claim to be the champion long distance eater. He still Hi es. ' l ' livestock Shipments Fall off and Price of Meat Natur ally Rises. GOVERN3SEENT MAKES REPORT "Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. One of -the contributing causes for the high price of meat, according to a report of the department of commerce and labor, issued today, is the fact that livestock receipts for the year 1909 at seven of the leading interior markets of the United States was the 'lowest since 1904. Particularly did receipts of hogs fall off. From 22,000,000 In 1908, the re ceipts of hogs last j ear fell to less than 19,000,000. The report also shows that grain re ceipts at 15 leading markets last ear were less than any year since 1904, the total being about 745,000,000 bushels. PAULHA2T WILL NOT FLY FOR EL PASO Arrangements to Bring the Frenchman Here Are Called Off. Paulhan will not fly in El Paso. No definite information having been received from the Frenchman about dates, although the guarantee and the expense money were raised among the business men, the proposed flights have been called off. It was felt that the last of the month was too date to pull off such an event, inasmuch as there was too great a danger from high winds, and, too, Paulhan's flights over the country since he left Los Angeles, have not been such as 1" st the country wild with enthusiasm. The representatives of the Curtiss combination will be m the city again to morrow with: a -view to attempting to bring about an agreement for flights here on Feb. 18, 19, and 20, but Curtiss wires from New York that he cannot leave the jurisdiction of the courts pending a hearing of the "Wright in junction, hence the flights would have to be by Hamilton and "Wlllard. Ar rangements may be concluded to bring these two men here, Inasmuch as the Paulhan flights have been called off. In the meantime the Phoenix aviation meeting is going forward and great crowds are attending. BURNS TO DEATH IN STABLE FIRE William Conway, Ft. Worth Boy, Asleep in Barn, Is Cremated. Fort "Worth, Tex., Feb. 10. William Conway, a white man, was burned to death here this morning in a fire which destroyed the barn belonging to F. A. Baker. The fire department arried when the building was wrapped in flames. Conway was asleep at the time. A valuable horse was also cremated. r'rjrnr-nir ti'no 17 TP.nrs r1d and an Am- t ploye of Baker. Sf uel "W. Gebo, George "W. Dally, Rufus P. Ireland and others were alleged to be instrumental in securing the titles. Three Years' Investigation. The cases have been under investiga tion by federal land agents three years and various actions have been brought in court. An injunction suit was brought in the United States court at Cheyenne recently by the government asking (that the Owl Creek Coal com pany be restrained from operating coal mines at Gebo, Big Horn county, which are said to be producing 700 tons of coal daily. A temporary re straining order was granted by the court and more than a thousand miners were thrown out of work. The Examiners. John A. Williams, law examiner of the land office, and Capt. George H. Hair, chief of the field division of the land office at Salt Lake, Utah, will hear the cases. About 40 witnesses will be summoned, a large part of them from New York City. FOR THE T z" Educators of the City Unan imous in Declaring There Is Opening For It. MISS STAFFORD ENDORSES WORK The need of a first class boarding school for girls in El Paso Is strongly felt among the educators of the city. They do not believe that it would In terfere with the present public school system, but, on the other hand, would strengthen the educational facilities of the city and result m great good in many ways. Superintendent F. M. Martin, principal N. R. Croz'er, of the high school, and many of the principals of the El Paso ward schools are enthusiastic in their endorsement of the proposed school; also Miss Stafford, secretary of the Y. "W. C. A. Prof. Martin's Idea. Having been requested to state his opinion of the move now on foot to es tablish in El Paso a 'girls' boarding school, Prof. F. M. Martin, superintend ent of the El Paso schools, said: "I believe that the establishmept of a high grade school of this character would be of great benefit to the city in many ways. It would be valuable: First, from an educational standpoint, because it would increase the Interest of our people in this most important subject, and would doubtless do much toward the cultural development of our citizenship; second, from a commercial standpoint, because It would bring into the city funds from the adjacent dis tricts; third, as an advertisement of the city; fourth, as a positive benefit to many girls In the cirj, and many girls In the territory from which It would derive its patronage. "There should be no antagonism whatever between the public scho'ol system and any private institutions of this kind, because it has been my ex perience that every good school In a community is an aid to the cause of education. There are girls in the public schools who would perhaps do better work in a private school, and the school would be advantageous to the public school system by sharing the burden with us, which is already almost too great to be borne entirely by the public school system. As a rule, that city which has the best private schools has also the best public schools. I wel come the establishment of any school which has for its aim the inculcation of high ideals in the hearts of our young people. "I believe that El Paso Is sorely In need of private schools to increase the interest of our people in the matter cf education, and to provide for those pu pils who would find the atmosphere of these schools more congenial." Miss Fitzpatrick Endorses School. "I heartily endorse the establishment in El Paso of a boarding school for girls," said Miss Alice FItzpatrick, principal of Lamar school. "There seems no logic al reason why such a school should not succeed here, as this city Is the center of a large section of country, whose people have been compeled to send their daughters to eastern private schools to complete their education, because of El FaSO S lack In suppljing this educa tional need. A well equipped private school would attract many girls who for j one reason or another do not enter the public schools, or who do not remain to complete the work there. "A school for girls only, possesses ad vantages over the coeducational institu tions. In such a school, there Is greater opportunity to pursue the cultural studies without which the girl's educa tion Is not complete, and the close as sociation, particularly the boarding pupils, with women whose sole study is woman hood should give us cultured girls having high conception of woman's life and work." $ In Hearty Sympathy Mrs. Bailey. t nm hwrtV D,.rai., !, y. .,, ... jmr--"J nrxw mo i movement to establish a girls' school in f El Paso," Mrs. C. B. Bailey, principal of the Mesa school, said. "I am glad to express my approval of such a move ment for providing the girls of the southwest with an educational institu tion as is proposed for El Paso. The ter ritory from which El Paso draws its patronage demands such an institution, and I am glad that the need for such a school Is to be ".supplied." Miss Prater Favors School. "Does El Paso Need a Girls's School? My answer is emphatically yes. El Paso like all towns and communities needs all the educational stimulus she can get," said Miss Myra Prater, principal of Beall school. "A girls's school can be no 'draw back to our highly developed system of public schools, but will 'lend a hand' to the great cause of ecucation. "There are plenty of boys and girls here to fill the public schools' to over flowing and at the same time support good private schools for both boys and girls. "I believe most heartily in public school education for the pupils who are adapted to it, but there are children who cannot stand the rigid public school life and course of studj'; these children need the private school. "There Is another class whp need and want lines of work which the public school was never intended to give, viz: more of the languages, more music, more art, more expression, etc. The girls's school will fill this want, and save the parents the expensepf sending their girls so far from home "I hope to see the .girls's school (Continued on Page 3), NICARAGUA N PRESIDENT IS FOLLOWING Z FJKv?IDCSrr JSSJUAY-AVr PALACE. I Mi III I I ill L p &, ft - i:!$mmM nil 1 1 te ''&7'jBH Will Try to Get a Candidate For Governor Who Will Suit Himself and Hughes. TO SPEAK OK PARTY PLEDGES Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. Presi dent Taft's visit to New York Satur day, it is said, will be made the occa sion of an important political confer ence regarding New York state condi tions. Efforts will "be made to have governor Hughes attend the confer ence. t The Republicans are anxious to get a candidate for the governorship who will have the support both of presi dent Taft and governor Hughes. In lew of many rumors in the New York financialdlstrict and all over the country for that matter, regarding the attitude of the administration, presi dent Taft's speech before the Republi can club Saturday night at the Lin coln day dinner will be followed with unusual interest. Those close to the president have no helstancy in saying that the president will contend that the republican plat form pledges must be carried out In fadt as well as In spirit and he will do all In his power to see that they are carried out. Southwestern Affairs. Representative Smith has appointed William Butts, of Cisco, to West Point. Delegate Andrews's bill to pension Ignacio Salazar, of the First New Mexi can infantry, ?30 a month, has been in troduced. The appointment to the medical re serve corps of the army as first lieuten ant of Robert Clarence McDonald, of Texas, is announced. LYON" DOESN' CARE WHO IS JUDGE Only He Insists That the Man Must Be a Repub lican, So There. Houston, Texas, Feb. 10. Cecil A. Lypn, of Sherman, arrived here today en route to San Antonio. He declared he would recommend none but a Republican to fill the va cancy caused by the death of federal judge D. E. Bryant and added: "Those who scrambled for the appointment before the flowers on a grave have faded will neer receive consideration I don't care who the president appoints just so the appointeo is a Republican' Coorieris IVame Urged. Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. Texas representatives Burgess. Shepperd Gar ner Moore, Slayden, Henry and'Beali called on president Taft today to urge him to appoint S. B. Cooper, of .,. rnont, to succeed the late federal inrtf-. -p. t-. -d,., rr, ,, . 1 " ,, ""'- "K i'iaent said he would be pleased to consider the recom- menaaiion juage AicMeans was also recommended. The president gave no IntimL .Ion of how soon he will act 4- SUGAR OFFICIAL, GETS J 4 TWO YEARS IX PRISON New York, N. Y.r Feb. 10. Oliver f Spitzer, a former dock superin- tendent of the American Sugar Re- a fining company's plant at Wil- A f liamsburg, was today sentenced to p two years in the federal peniteu- tiary at Atlanta for his part m the & recent sugar frauds. J, : : : .j. . : ;. DECRE 1SE I THD .t SUPPLY Or COPPER A New York, N. Y. Feb. 10 . A decrease of 43,302,772 pounds In the copper stock on hand Feb. 1, as compared -with Jan. .. 1, is shown by the monthly re- . ; port of the Copper Products as- . sociation, made public here to- . day. .. ?. .. . ! : : . . COUNCILMAN CONVICTED OF VIOLATING LIQUOR jjAV Shreveport, Tex.. Feb. 10 H B. Sco field, city councilman, supported by the anti-prohibition faction, was convicted on three counts today on the charge of violating the prohibition law. He -was coniicted on his own testimony obtain ed by detectives representing the law I enforcement league of Mississippi. ELAYA'S TACTICS 5JJ 2f$ '2i&XZZ'., v ' ' . -,--1 Chicago, III., Feb. 10. Martin B. Tn,l.. rrr,... -T T W.l nfftol! ctt Hi. .T!WMMKUVi.bml ,... , . . . '. anu reu oucBOt lorraer uusiness astni 01 me .ueiai orKcrs union, were sentenced to pay a fine of $300 each to3ay, following their conviction last May on charges of "grafting." A motion for a Hew trial was overruled. ( SNOW FALLS IN CENTRAL TEXAS Temperature Drops Rapidlv and Cold Winds Are Blowing. Waco, Tex , Feb. 10. Reports re ceived here today by the Texas Central railroad say that snow Is falling all along the line from Stamford to within 20 miles of Waco. A heavy fall Is re ported at Walnut Springs. Snow at Strann. Strawn, Tex., Feb. 10. Snow began falling here at 9 ocloclc tnis morning and the temperature Is rapidly falling. The cattle ranges are in good shape and the fanners will be benefited. Cold at Waxahachle. ' Waxahachie, Tex., Feb. 10. Snow commenced falling here this morning. A cold east wind is blowing. Snovt at Fort orth. Fort Worth, Tex., Feb. 10. Flurries of snow fell here today and the temper ature dropped 15 degrees over night. Snow is reported west on the Texas & Pacific as far as Cisco. CONSERVATION IN BAD WAY Pinchot Says Monied Trusts and Political Trusts Are Busy. New York, N. Y., Feb. 10. Prospects for conseryation are not encouraging at present, according to Glfford Pinchot, who is now in New York. "Only the drie of concerted public opinion is going to carrj this conserva tion movement along," he said. "It has met the mqst formidable body of resistance that could have been en countered the poer of organized wealth and the power of organized poli tics Nothmg less than a nation wide moemeut will carry it through." ORDERED TO HANG 4" 4 FOR A MURDER. A Eastland, Tev, Feb 1Q The fr Jury In the district court returned 4 a lerdlct in the case of Sam Grant, I charged -v ith the murder of an old 41 v inan named Oates near Rising Star ? 4" a year ago, finding him guilty in $ the first degree, and fixing his 4; fc punishment at death- A codetend-4 j ant, Bert Garter, turned state's 4 evidence. 4- 4- 4-4'44'A4i4....3.4. 4.. - Madden, former. president of the BHimiag ..,. ., .. TO BUY EMBASSIES - IN FOREIGN LANDS United States Takes Steps to Take' Care of Its Diplomats. Washington, D. C, Feb. 10. The house committee on foreign affairs to day decided to report favorably the Low den bill providing- for an' expenditure annually not to exceed half a million for the erection of American embassies abroad. OTOER OF FIRST WELI, AT MINERAL WELLS DIES 'Wichita Tails Tex., Feb. 10. Judge Robert E. Henry died here last night at the ageof 63 years. He foundedlhe city of Mineral Wells, opening the first well there 1 "pv BOILER EXPLODES AND SIX MEN ARE KILLED Bay City, Mich.. Feb. 10. Six men were killed today by the explosion of a boiler at a sawmill at Crump. The explosion occurred while a tcore of men were warming themselves In the holler room of Princlng's mill, waiting for the whittle to start the day's worlc. Every man In the room wan either killed or injured. The mill was completely wrecked. A! Poll El Paso and Rio Grande Valley Real Estate With the active co-operation of the real estate dealers of El Paso The El Faso Herald will conduct a 12-months campaign for the real es tate interests of El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley. There will be a page ad ertisement setting forth, the advantages of this great field published every Saturday, and special attention will be given every day in the week to live, authentic, real estate news. The object of this campaign will be to "show up" El Paso and this valley in true colors. Each and every real estate dealer in El Paso is urged to join activelv m this movement and.tojnform The Herald prompSlv reardm any dee!opments of benefit to the city andjvallev. All pull togelheri" EI Paso, Texas, Tliofsday Evening, fcbruary 10, 191012 Pages The Coffee Crop Is Liable to Be a Complete Failure; Kb Men to Work It. AMEEICAffS MAKE FOEMAL COMPLAINT They; Are the Worst Suf ferers Their Laborers Drafted for Soldiers. Managua, XIcaragHa, Feb. 1. Mata galpa province is overran hy reveln tionfsts moving toward Mnlmmy. This section is occupied largely Vy American, owned coffee plantations, which have heen nearly- rained fey dep redations of government recraltlng parties. The danger te American Interests- is double now that Gen. Ckamerra's forces are also in the district. ( Many American nlantations have feeea raided and left bare ef laborers, who J have been drafted into the government army, and as a resnlt the coffee crop Is In danger of total less. Americans are daily sh ejected te per secution and fear for safety has been expressed fey consal Olivares to Gen. Madriz, the president of the repablic KILLS "HIS BEST FBIEND 32 DARK Insane Man "Wanders Into Home of a Neighbor at Mght; Stabbed. Groveton, Tex., Feb. 10. Fighting in a dark kitchen with a man whom he L believed to be a burglar, S 'T. Lock- hard, early this morning, stabbed Carle ton Swlnney to death with, a butcher knife. Upon procuring a light, Lockhard found to his horror that he had slain one of his best friends. Swlnney Is prominent and during a fit of temporary Insanity broke from his attendants, and entered Lockhard's home. The latter, awakened by- the cries of his wife, found the intruder i leaning over her bed. Lockhard grap pled with the man and they fought to- the kitchen where Lockhard found a I ""! ie ". IU muic. vuitu c 1"U"5 ' twice into his antagonist's neck. SPANIARDS &ET NO RELIEF YET King Alfonso Puts in Office a Premier More Radical Than Ever. Madrid, Spain, Feb. 10. The asump tion. of the premiership by Jose Canale jas y Mendes, a radical and anti-clerical, has caused great surprise among the re actionaries who had assumed when Mo ret fell that King Alfonso would insti tute a more moderate rather than a mora radical regime. The impression prevailed that the king has outwitted the Intriguers by boldly confiding the government to Canaiejas for the purpose of giving the "country clear proofs of his sincerity in the role of a constitntional sovereign. The revision of the concorda of 1S51 and a reduction in the number of relig ious orders will be a feature, it is ex pected, of the new cabinet policy.