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All the News
fisrald Prints It first
While It ji Fresh.
El Paso, Texas,
Saturday Evening,
March 5,1910-26 Pages
Chihuahua, Mex., March 5. The Mexico Northwestern Railway company
feas commenced laying track at Tcrrazn, the southern terminus of the Rio
Grande, Sierra Madre & Pacific railroad, on the extension of that road 110
miles to the lumber town of Madera.
The company has been treating ties for this line for some time at lis tie
treating plant near Miaacs, Chlh.
R. M. Dudley, who has the contract for the grading for the Mailera-Ter-raxas
line, say the work is progressing vtell. He has nothing to do with the
-track laying.
Districts Have Been Com
pleted and -Mayor Is Co
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Unions Claim That 75,
Workmen Have Ceased to
Perform Labors.
Are Buried Beneath Tons of
Boiling Ice, Bocks and
Snow on a Baiiroad.
Were Clearing the Boad
. When Their Work Train
Was Suddenly JSngulf ed.
Senate Committee Grants
Bursom Hearing Postal
Bill Delays Action.
Cooperating to have a correct census
of El Paso taken, the chamber of com
merce, mayor Joseph TJ. Sweeney and
judge John Littler, census supervisor
for this district, it Is declared, are
planning to make a careful check on the
work of the census enumerators -who
will start taking tne government cen
sus on April 15. . The chamber of com
merce iias appointed a census commit
tee to see that an accurate- estimate of
El Paso's population is taken.
This 'committee will also confer with
J. F. Worley, who issues the city direc
tory, and whose staff of enumerators
are familiar with the situation here.
Mayor Sweeney, upon solicitation of
judge Littler, whose headquarters are
in Big bprlngs, arranged the districts
of the city to be assigned to the enum
erators, and also assisted the super
visor in getting men assigned to the
work. .
Upon suggestion jof the mayor, a su
pervisor for El Paso will be appointed
by judge Littler, to supervise the cen
sus taking. Judge Littler, who was
here when the matter was first taken
-up y ihe chamber of commerce, prom
ised his cooperation in any movement J
which wumu icvumiiiic me tuucti tuuiu
of E3 Paso's population, and since then
he has added wo more enumerators
to the list.
WaHt CeaSHS Accurate.
The movement is merely to facilitate
the work of getting an accurate and
complete count of El Paso's population.
This is of vital immportance to the city,
especially at this time, and as the city
is peculiarly situated, both as to topog
raphs' .and population, the work will
be more difficult and consequently more
liable to be in error. By the coopera
tidn of the various interests, it is ex
pected to have El Paso appear in the
official report of the "director of the
census with a correct report of its
How City Is Districted.
In a letter to The Herald, a citizen
-who says he is interested Sn having
a correct count made of the city's pop
ulation, criticises the division of the
city into enumeration districts. As an
illustration of 'this point, a citation Is
given of ithe division north of the
tracks. All of that part of the city
north of the tracks .and west of Cotton
avenue Is divided Into but four districts,
the writer says, while that pant of the
-city east of Cotton avenue, while cov
ering more territory, but with much
less population, is divided into some
thing like nine districts, he says.
It is his belief that (the enumerators
in thickly populated districts north of
the tracks cannot possibly make any
thing like a complete enunvratlon in
the time alotted. Thesj distorts
contain about three or four times the
population of those east of Cvtton ave
nue. While he admits that the time re
quired to cover the sparsely populated
districts will be greater, the writer
does n,ot think that it would make a
difference of more than 5 percent.
This matter was taken up with judge
Littler by the author of the letter, but
he was informed by him that It was
Director of Public Safety De
clares That Only About
20,000 Men Strike.
Tashington, D. C. March 5. The sen
ate -committee on territories Is now in
session working out a statehood bill
ready t oreport. H. O. Bursom, called by
wire the chairman, pleaded in the com
mittee for certain concessions which had
been eliminated from the senate bill. It j
is believed the committee will now grant j
Bursom's contention. j
The fight on the postal savings bill I
has seriously interfered with the work
on the statehood bill, requiring the
presence of the senators.
Delegate Andrews has reintroduced an
amended bill calling for an Issue of
$20,000 reservoir bonds. He has intro
duced a bill to pension Pedro Pena, of
Capt. Alaird's Independent company of
New Mexico infantry $35; he has also se
cured from the pension .bureau -an in
crease for John S. Nelson, late of com
pany. C, 19th Ohio Infantry, $15.
Fannie B. Garrett has bee appointed
postmaster at Turner, N. M.
Delegate Cameron Is pressing a bill
before the public lands committee to
promote sinking wells in the desert lands
of Arizona.
Senate Declines to Amend
Postal Savings Bank
"Washington, D. C, March 5.
Cummins's amendment to the pos-
tal savings bank bill -was defeat
ed in the senate today.
The amendment provided that
"time of war" investment of pos
tal bank funds should be made
In government securities.
x The vote on the amendment
was 40 to 18.
The Smoot amendment was
adopted 46 to 24.
After laboring almost six hours
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atmosphere surcharged -with the elec
tricity generated by conflict of opinion,
the senate yesterday failed to reach
a vote on the postal savings bank bill
and took a recess until today.
The result of this action is that the
legislative day of March 3 is continued
until today- When the recess was
taken senator Carter said seven or
eight senators desired to speak and he
did not want to gues how many other
speeches might follow.
The Cummins amendment was the
technical subject of discussion in the
entire sitting yesterday, and during that
time there were many rather acrid ex
changes of views. Senator Smoot dwelt
especially on the necessity of protecting
the credit of the country and appealed
strongly to the patriotism of senators
in that irtcrest. Mr. Carter strongly
seconded this appeal.
Both senators Clay and Cummins
charged Mr. Smoot with inconsistency
In originally presenting an amendment
prohibiting the withdrawal of the pos
tal funds from the local banks and fol
lowing that up with another provision
authorizing such withdrawals, should
the government need such funds.
Mr. Smoot defended his course, due
to the fact that he had been convinced
of the unconstitutionality of the pro
posed .law witliout provision, bringing
it within the borrowing clause of the
Wherever Their Fares Hap
pened to Be at Midnight,
There They Were Left.
t?ZA335&csi?nT dXLi'riA To ojq or -riot unt
i least 75.000 workmen, mvolvme nun- the SDark of discontent into a flame of -of more serious trouble tonirfit. when
Orchestras AISO BefUSe tO cireds not affiliated with the unions, are lawlessness. ' thousands of idle men will throng the
i out, while directer of public safety Clay Director Clay, however, has no hesi- - streets- While the labor leaders are re-
Ja,V All in SvnTPathV ! sflys nt more than 2O,0OO are involved, tancy in declaring that he has enough ceiving moral support from their fellow
m J J 1 J 1 ven the drivers of milk and bread men at his command to crush any up- workmen in all parts of the country,
With Street Car Men. wagons quit, the cab and taxicab drivers rising. . many associations of employers have sent
pruuipLiy at auvgu umciy hjj.vj.iucu. MESS4GFS OFFER ASSISTAHCE. . ictitus iuia teiegJ7s to me uiiiuais uj.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 5. Philadel-
their fares that they would have to walki Tk.i-;- ., xt,c -q i-,..-. -h the Philadelphia Rapid Transit company
' the rest of their journey. ' "? n& JJfZ, "JigZS ? and the city officials commending their
. on,- -4.-- -o c-irir.Qirr.c n-nrt o messages of sympathy and offers of as- cf, -, i,- T, ,;t
The street car servicers as good as meefs5a?fs jll
phia today is experiencing the most ex- j . cweek m0re tMn a tousa-d ostance from la oor organizations from
tensive labor demonstration in its his- ; -7- teing operated. i a11 P- of thf country, the union work-
stand and urging them to remain firm
ers of many trades ceased to work at
the union
tory, the long heralded general strike in j rynrir. AWPRTOWfinn? 1 "Y-i,t3 " ."--Tlw "";"" POLTfiF. STAY AT POSTS.
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The movement is declared to be the ! The police are apprehensive as to the ' 'JL-Jf0 Se?f w S?f -SSSSw ' Au policemen, firemen and specials
first general sympathetic strike ever outcome. , stnkes mti7JiA0 1 who haVe teen on dutv since the stnke
called in this country and was made ' With thousands of idle men, forced to , TROUBLE FEARED. j began have received orders to remain at
notable by the fact that no disorder at- ; quit their usual vocations, as their lead- Rioting, which began last night in sev- their posts. The emergency automobiles
tended the walk out. 1 ers allege, because of the obstinacy of eral sections of the city and which was in the city hall court yard were m-
It is hard to estimate how many men ' the officials of the Rapid Transit com- particularly severe in the northeastern creased in number and preparations made
quit work. The labor leaders declare at pany, it will be an easy matter to fan district, is thought to be a forerunner to care for wounded.
LsvrreHce, Kans., aiarcb. 5. Here In good ncirn for the poerty stricken.
doTO trodden rancher and farmer. Buttermilk that he used to throw away or
feed tke hogs, has been found to be n crth as much a milk vms worth for
E. Ii. TagHe, a graduate of the university of Kansas, has been experi
menting a year ad a half at the university laboratory with a view to a utlll
ratioB. f buttermilk In the manufacture of casein, and last night announced
that his efforts had been crowned with success.
Casein Is used as a substitute for celluloid and meerscluinm and fn the man
ufacture of billiard balls. It is also used as a substitute for nmber and tor
toise. 31. Tagae asserts that four pounds of casein can be made from one gallon
Engineers and Firemen on
Eastern Boads Eile For
mal Bequest.
Xew York, N. T., March 5". The
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
Engineinen of 32 eastern railroads have
made formal demand on the General
Managers' association for an Increase
in -wages.' The demand is similar to that
presented to the same roads last De
cember by order of the Railway Conduc
tors and the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen and which is nowJn the final
stage of negotiation.
General manager Stuart of the Erie rail
road refused to accept the demands as
chairman of the association, declaring
that the brotherhood would have to deal
with each road separately as the Gen
eral Managers' association had no agree
ment concerning wages.
The reply was similar to that given
the conductors and trainmen.
A separate demand will now be made
on the railroads. The demand involves
about 50,000 firemen on railroads east
of the Mississippi and north of the Bal
timore and Ohio system.
Oklahoma City, Okla., March 5.
Burglars early this morning entered th'e
general store of J. X. Blake & Co.,
at Okmulgee, cracked the safe and es
caped with a few hundred dollars. The
noise aroused the citizens, and a posse
iurmea and gave chase. The robbers,
however, escaped.
Helena, Mont., March 5. Lirais James's long career as an actor was end
ed 1y death here this morning following an attack of heart failure last even
ing, just before the curtain went up on 'the performance of "Henry the
The body will be shipped to Kansas City.
Fort Worth, Tex., March 5. Hogs again broke all records for the south
west today, the price going to SO.SO'per hundredweight. The best previous
price was $0.70. Cattle: Receipts, 500; hogs, receipts, 100; steers, higher? tops,
9C.0G. Cows, steady; tops, 94.00. Calves, steady; tops, 53.00.
Houston, Tex., March 5. A. C. Clough,
of Galveston, an attorney, appeared be
fore judge Burns in federal court today
aud demanded a mandamus preventing
the local option election In Bowie coun
ty, which is taking place today, alleg
ing that 112 citizens had paid their
poll tax there but had received no. re
ceipts and could not therefore partici
pate in the election.
Judge Burns said the matter was not
within his jurisdiction, being a state af
fair. -
Dallas, Tex., March 5. District judge
Seay today announced that he will on
Monday charge the grand jury to in
vestigate the lynching of the negro, Al
lan Brooks, by a mob Thursday.
Seay declared he knows of no law war
ranting governor Campbell to order a
oj'c."" srana jury investigation oi rne
San Antonio. Texas, March 5. Roger
Sullivan, national Democratic commit
teeman from Illinois, announced today
that the Democratic conference sched
uled to take place in San Antonio today
and tomorrow is postponed.
Neither Norman E. Mack, chairman ot
the National Democratic committee, nor
R. M. Johnson, Texas, member, have ar
rived. AiacK is ueiayeu at not springs
riots, as reported that he would do. j Ark., on account of business,
Waco, Tex., March 5. Manager C. C.
Carr, of the Indianapolis team of the
American association, arrived here hast
night with 30 players. They began prac
tice work today. An exhibition game
with the Waco Navigators will take
place tomorrow.
Dallas, Tex., March 5. A petition ask
ing president Taft to pardon Charles H.
Morse, the New York banker, now serv
ing time in the Atlanta federal peni
tentiary, Is being circulated here to
day and Is receiving many signatures.
Austin, Tex.. March 5. Becoming sud
denly Insane, Silas Black, teamster, at
tempted to cut his throat with a razor
today and when prevented by men near
bj, he attacked them. He is being tried
in the county court ths afternoon for
Pupils, Teachers and Others
Must Not Dance, Smoke
or-"Play Pool.
Santa Fe, N. M.. Marc- 5. A college
along unusual lines has been incorpora
ted. The charter of the Holiness col
lege, filed here, provides that neither
faculty nor students shall indulge In
dancing, card playing, Indulgence In
Intoxicants and tobacco, brutalizing
games or the playing of pool and bil
liards. Transgression of this clause
will result In the property reverting .to
various donors.
The coHege will be located at Ellda,
Roosevelt county, and O. B. Kelley, one
of the Incorporators and trustees, Is
named as the New Mexico agent. The
other Incorporators and trustees are:
Thomas Armstrong and E. L. Cruza'n,
of Ellda; F. S. North and Hattie R.
North, of Nobe; J. A. Peddycoart and
S. C. Peddycoart. of Ltston.
Vancouver B. C, March 5. 1 a
snowsllde early this momiag between
Rogers Pass station and Glacier, ea thm
Canadian Pacific In the Reeky asu
tains, 5 men were killed. AH the vle-
tlms were workmen for the railroad an
more thnn half of them were Japanese.
The men were clearing- away a small
slide that had come down early last
evening. They were working: a rotary
against it when a tremendous slide car
ried them and the rotary into the can
yon below.
At first it waH believed a hundred
were killed, but during the early merg
ing it was found that many had es
caped. All passenger trains are safe, taenia.
It probably will be n day r two befere
they are able to pass -where the slide
Last night was OHe of the worst ex
perienced In the railway section of the
Canadian Rockies. There was a heavy
storm of rain, sleet and seaet aes
Conductor Buckley tind engineer Phil
lips, of the work train are among the
killed. The slide was tremendous. With
a roar like a thousand thunderbolts
crashing In unison, it leaped from the
Oiclf from Its starting place high up
the mountain, uprooting and carrylagr
with It a great mass of lee. Trees,
boulder and tracks were buried.
Hundreds of thousands ef tens of eth
er debris in the wake of the avalanche,
hounded off the huge heap and half fill
ed the valley of Bear Creek, hundreds
of feet below.
Little hope Is entertained that any of
the men In the pathway of the avalanche
escaped alive.
The bodies of many victims were preb-
l ably swept Into the canyon and nsay not
be recovered until the summer melts the
Reports from Seattle.
Seattle, Wash.,. March 5. A special
from Revelstoke. British Columbia,
says between 60 and 100 lives were lost
In a snow slide that burled two rotary
snowplows In Rogers's pass two miles
east of Glacier at 1 oclock this morn
ing. A small slide occurred at 6 oclock last
evening and the men were clearing the
line when the second, an avaianae,
swept down the mountain and engT fed
both crews. Details of the disaster are
lacking. Rescue parties have been sent
from Revelstoke.
A Winnipeg telegram says railroad
officials say probably 20 persons wers
killed in the snow slide near Revelstoke.
There is a bare chance, however, that
the supposed victims may be safe ua
der the snowshed, the dispatch adds.
The Wellington Disaster.
The snow and laborious worjc of ex
huming the bodies of the Wellington
avalanche victims was resumed at day
break and the list of 48 so far recov
ered is expected to be materially aug
mented during the day. There still re
main 33 bodies of passengers and rail
road men and those of an uncertain
number of laborers in the snow tomb,
and it probably will be many days be
fdre the last of these is taken our.
Second Slide Imminent.
The danger of a second slide Is im
minent. Snow back of the hotel Is as
high as the roof, but a large force Is
working desperately to clear the tracks
so the wrecking derricks may be
brought through.
Great tree trunks carried down by the
snow are so entangled with the wreck
age of th.e cars that it is almost im
possible to get at the bodies at present.
Floods Subsiding.
The weather bureau believes the
flood in the northwest is ended. Last
night there was a light frost at Seat
tle and a hard freeze in the moun
tains, and all rivers are falling rapidly
today. The Northern Pacific will re
sumo its regular train schedule today.
The Milwaukee St. Paul expects, to
(Continued on Page Ten?)
Albuquerque, X. M.. March 5. A subcommittee named by the New Mexico
Democratic central committee will leave for Washington Monday to jireseBt to
the senate committee oa territories objections to the statehood bill.
The committee opposes the Hamilton bill on the ground that the pro
visions for, .a constitutional convention are unfair and Is hostile to the Bev
eridge bill because it gives power to congress and the president to reject the
If the delegation finds that the committee on l-rrltories has completed Its
hearings, it will appeal to the Democratic senators to defeat the bill.

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