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El Paso, Texas,
Thursday Evening,
March 10, 1910-I2Pages
II the News
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Southwestern Company to Be Transferred to Another
Company and This City to Be Headquarters Toll
- Lines to Denver, Douglas, Bisbee, Globe,
and Eventually to Los Angeles, Cal.
El Paso 4s to be the center of a net
work of telephone toll lines, connecting
this city with those of the south-west
as far north as Denver, east to Dallas,
and west to Bisbee. Douglas, Globe, and
eventually -with Los Angeles and the
Pacific coast cities If plans now for
mulated are carried out.
At the council meeting this morning
& formal petition, signed by the South
western Telegraph and Telephone corn
pan v, was presented, asking, that the
company's franchise be transferred to
the Tristate Telephone and Telegraph
company, a corporation which will have
its headquarters and administrative of
fices In El' Paso.
With an authorized capital stock or
51,000,000. the Tristate company, which
is one of the Bell Telephone company's
affiliated companies, will, according to
Its friends, spend $300,000 in the con
struction of toll lines In -the southwest,
which will center in El Paso. The of
fices of the company will be on the
fifth floor of the new Rio Grande Bank
and Trust company, and will be in
charge of R. F. Morris, who will come
here from Colorado Springs to become
general manager of the company.
The liocal Need.
Philip Hamlin, who Is here as the
representative of the telephone com
pany's interests, was present at the
council meeting this morning when the
petition .was presented. Mr. Hamlin is
to be the vice president and executive
officer of the company, although he
will not make El Paso his home. R. ,
F. Morris, who will be In charge of
Are Suspected of Robbing
Postoffices in the
Coleman, Tex., March 10. A" W.
Perkins, alias Clarence Douglas, George
Davis. James Fielding, a gang alleged
to have robbed the postoffice at Novice
and railroad camps on the ,Texico cut
off, were captured last night by post
office Inspector Charles G.' Kensler,
sheriff W. T. With and county attor
ney W. C Woodward.
The men were caught by surprise and
offered no resistance. One hundred and
fifteen dollars in casn. a large amount
of stamps and other booty was recov
ered. Perkins and Davis are wanted In New
Mexico and Oklahoma for similar rob
beries, It Is charged.
Makes a Protest at Con
struction of Elephant
Butte Dam.
Albuquerque, N. M.. March 10. At a
meeting of the Albuquerque Commercial
club last night, a committee was ap
pointed to draft resolutions protesting
against the government appropriating
funds for work on the Elephant Butte
dam on the ground that the dami would
Irrigate only 110,000 acres in New Mex
ico, and would prevent the irrigation of
400,000 acres on the upper Rio Grande.
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Silver City, N. M.. March 10.
One of the largest shipments
of gold bullion that ever passed
through Silver City, arrived
from the Mogoilon district yes
terday. The several large gold
bricks were valued at 10,000.
Washington, D. C-, March 10. Repre
sentative Garner's bill to equalize the
salaries of United States district .at
torneys and marshals in Texas was to
day favorably reported to the house by
representative Henry, of the judiciary
committee. The salaries will be $4000
Pittsburg, Ph., March 10. A SO foot brick wall, left standing in the ruins
9f a fire, collapsed this morning, burying 20 workmen.
Two of them were killed and ten probably fatally injured. Mot of
the victims were foreigners.
Am hour after the accident two workmen were found alive but crushed in
a crevice betneen the timbers and brick piles. '
Directing the efforts of a relief party, one burled man asked for a chew
of tobacco, which -was handed him through a crack In the piled up timbers.
Fort Worth, Texas, 3Iarch 10. All previous Texas records for the price of
liogs were broken today wben a load of TO brought ?10.15 per hundred eight
on the local market. The load wag shipped from Burnett today.
Four large loads of hogs went over the ?10 mark today, two going from
Oklahoma. Even higher prices are predicted for tomorrow.
Hogs sold for $10.90 la Chicago today, breaking all records there.
Tri-State Telephone company to
take over all Bell lines in El Paso
and the two territories.
Headquarters will be located in
El Paso, with executive officers
Dallas headquarters will no longer
have jurisdiction' here.
El Paso to be the operating cen
ter for ail Bell lines In the entire
New toll lines to be built at once.
the company's office, and H. W. Bellard,
the auditor of the new company, will
arrive here in a few days -with their
families, and will make this their home.
The needs for a broader and more
comprehensive toll lino system is the
reason for the proposed transfer of the
company franchise to the new Tristate
company, according to Mr. Hamlin. The
demand throughout New Mexico, and
as far north as Denver, and also wes-t
of El Paso at Bisbee, Douglas, Globe
and other Arizona points, resulted in
the decision to establish administra
tive offices here, separate from the
Dallas offices, under which the local
company has been operating.
The Company's Plans.
"For some time," said Mr. Hamlin,
"we have been confronted in New Mex-
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jSTewspaper Offers Position
to Young Man Disowned
by Parent.
Platfcsburg, N. Y., March- 10. The op
portunity for Philander C. Knox, jr.,
son of secretary of state, who it is re
ported has "cut off" his son because the
latter took unto himself a bride against
his father's washes, was tendered to him
todaj' when a Plattsburg evening news
paper wired him an offer of a position
as reporter.
Young Mr. Knox, who eloped with
Miss May Boler, of Providence, R. I.,
and married her in Vermont, was quoted
yesterday as saying ills father had
-warned hhn that he would have to shift
for himself.
Bogota, Colombia, March 10.
The anti-American rioting prac
tically ceased last night. All
Americans here are safe.
The ending of disorder is due
chiefly to the. firmness and tact
of Elliott Northcut,- United States
i.4..1'4.. 444.4'4''tho buslR?ss he did considerable work on
j the addition of the Mesa school. I was
, 4. . ,j. . . J, q, . . .. a nber of the school board.
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Washington, D C, March 10.
The senate yesterday passed a
bill authorizing homesteaders
on irrigation reclamation projects
to leave their claims until water
is available. .
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Fort Worth, Texas, March 10. State
I senator W. A. Hanger and Ben G. Hous
ton, opposing attorneys in a case in
judge Buck's district court, came to
blows in the court room this morning,
causing confusion. They were fined
$25 each. '
Terrell, Texas, March 10. C. C. Calens
of Elmo, near here, died this morning,
aged 40 years. He iought with distinc
tion under Col. Roosevelt in Cuba dur
ing the Spanish-American war. The
Elmo schools will suspend to attend the
funeral In a body-
New Castle, Pa., March 10. Will president Taft attempt to settle the Philadelphia Strike. He has been
asked to try.
The committee appointed yesterday to devise ways and means of carrying into effect the resolution calling for
a country wide labor strike in the event that arbitration of the Philadelphia street car strike fails, reported to the
convention of the State Federation of Labor this morning.
President G-reenault was authorized to call upon president Taft, senator Oliver, senator Penrose and governor
Stuart to use their best efforts to compel arbitration within ten days, otherwise an appeal will be made to the
American Federation of Labor to call a nation wide strike.
The committee announced that it had issued a request that all state union and local organizations vote im
mediately on the question of a state wide strike within fifteen days and report the results by wire.
General Discussion of Pur
chases by Board May Lead
to Investigations
The El Paso school board may, in
self defence, take up for investigation,
numerous other matters that have been
the subject of street corner talk and
corridor gossip during the past day or
so, since the Welsch matter became pub
lic property and the investigation asked
by Mr. Welsch has been started.
The talk of various kinds in business
circles following the Welsch Incident,
may lead the board to make public In
vestigation of other (matters that have
become a source of common gossip
about the city, especially certain alleged
sales of goods to the board by firms
with which members of the board are
said to be connected.
Talk has it that several such sales
have been made, In some Instances the
sales being made not in the name of the
firm, but by the firm in the name of
some individual member.
Transfer of a Firm.
Concerning the report that he had
disposed of his business long enough
for the H. Welsch Co. to do some work
for the school board and then had taken
it back, Henry Welsch today said:
"In June, last year, I gave E. A.
Caddy, who was already a stockholder
In tUa -mnor.T. -o -,.-,
1... i... vuuisu." j , " upnuu uii any bluCK,
giving him a long time to pay for it.
He (.uuuuuieu Liie ousiness trom June to
December, and then he decided to go to
ranching and I again assumed charge
"My object in disposing of the stock
was to seek a new location, Mrs. Welsch
being in St. Louis at the time. I was not
employed by Caddy during the time he
had the business, but received mail at
the office and was often called there by
him to nnnfpr -nMh v-m
"Yes. duriner thf tlm crtrtx- rrn,,nivi
.me uuauievs iras continued under
tne name o.r a. TVelsch company. I have !
a deal on at this time .looking toward
tho coin rt .. 1..I ... ..
.. c..c yjL tIlc uuaiuess, tne negotiator
swung mat it was the name he wanted
ci& wen as tne Dusiness.
Sold Goods to Schools
Asked If he had sold goods to the
schools he replied:
oeiure tne entorcement nf
the law
..i-lci me saie or goods by trustee J G
House, of the Union Tm -. t,-
Tvorks, was called to the attention of the I
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on, D. a, March in n
gressman W. R. Smith Is confident that
an appropriation of $100,000 for a new
postoffice site for El Paso will be S
cured at this session of congress.
If the appropriation for a site is se-
SS itwrnl? sessI-!t is quite k
fo?thl h i?ie posslble to secure money
tao! Is at the next session-
Customs collector A. L. Sharpe. since
Would Have Reservoir On Mount Franklin To
T hat Is the city of El Paso going to
do for a permanent and adequate sup
ply of good water? This question has
been before the people of El Paso for
years and is rapidly becoming more se
rious. All cf us who are making El
Paso our home, be we large property
owners or not, are anxious to have the
problem solved and the -matter settled.
Commissions have been appointed to
Investigate, and reports and suggestions
have been made, but the city is farther
from a solution, and in more desperate
need of It, now than ever before.
Of the two daily papers neither one
has suggested a practical remedy. On
one point, however, everybody agrees
the citj-'s water sup'ply Is Inadequate and
the quality of water supplied is harm
ful, nothwithstanding all statements to
the contrary.
T,romiAv. i ,t , , .
j .--Mw:iiii, une win neur 'ine asser
j tlon: "I have lived In El Paso for 20
J years or more, and used water from the
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Pittsburg-, Pa., March 10. Orders for 10,000 steel cars of all classes approximating In cost 512.000,000 have
been placed according to nnnouncementt here.
One hundred and twenty thousand tons of steel will be required and enough air brakes, wheels and other
accessories to keep the mills busy for many months.
The orders come principally from the Union Pacific, Southern railway and the Burlington road.
After Voting Whisky Out of
County, a New Motto Is
Adopted by Big Springs.
Big Springs. Texas, March 10. "No
niggers and no Booze" ss the new
watchword of Big Springs. The "nig
gers" were run out and bodze has been
voted out, hence Big Springs is "a
-white prohibitionist's town."
The count of Tuesday's vote shows
that Big Springs and Howard county
were carried by prohibition, the ma
jority being 371 votes. The total vote
was as follows: Prohibition, 719; for
saloons, 34S. The prohibitionists
doubled them and had 23 to spare. And j
the majority was 23 more tnan tne
total vote secured for saloons. So 23
Is the lucky number for the Howard
county prohibitionists and tills vote
means 23 or "skidoo" to the saldons.
"No niggers, no saloons, tlid firest
climate under the sun. and the purest
water that was ever drunk," is to be
the cry.
i & & .4 4,,5, 4',f"'3'i"
he has been here, has added his argu
ments to those of postmaster Smith,
congressman Smith and others, as to the
necessity of a new postoffice In El
Paso. This would leave the present
federal building for customs, court and
other federal uses, and would make
room for housing the boundary com
mission, the weather bureau and all
federal officials.
Watts well; it didn't kill me yet." It
is 10 to one that the man who has lived
In El Paso that long and makes this
statement does not. as a rule, drink
Without looking- for any better au
thority, look un the analvsps of tha. -nm
jter from the Watts well stated in the
-".uuert v. Hunt Engineering com
pany's report on the city's water sys
tem; then ask any physician in the city
if 5.6 grains of magnesium sulphate. 8.6
grains of sodium sulphate, 25.2 grains
of sodium chloride. 7 grains of calcium
sulphate and 8 grains of calcium car
bonate, without mentioning organic im
purities, all in one gallon of water, is
harmful to the human stomach?
The Mesa AVater.
The analysis of the water from the
water company's mesa well shows It is
comparatively pure, but that is a poor
consolation if you don't e-ot It- th c.r
1 ply i& not there and the water com
Former Secretary of Interior
Testifies in the Ballin-
ger Case.
"Washington, D. C, March 10. Former
secretary of the interior J. R. Garfield,
resumed his testimony before the Bal-linger-Pinchot
congressional investiga-
Ition committee today.
He explained the AlasKa coal .bills In-
troduced in congress during his admin
istration of the interior department.
At the hearings Mr. Garfield said he
and Mr. Ballinger differed on the ques
tion of whether the proposed future
classification of Alaska coal and the
increase of price over $10 an acre should
aply to locations already made and en
tered. Witness said Mr. Ballinger thought
the lands already entered should be al
lowed patent at $10 an acre, provided
by the old law. This would have allowed
the Cunningham claims to be paid for at
that price. Questioned by senator Suth
erland, Mr. Garfield said he himself be
lieved such locations made In good faith
were entitled to tnat price.
Doesn't Approve Bond Issue.
Witness was asked if the $30,000,000
issue of bonds, recommended by presi
dent Taft was not made necessary to
relieve the hardships growing out of
the cooperative plan between the gov
ernment and .water users, which plan
was adopted by .secretary Garfield, but
stopped by secretary Ballinger. Mr. Gar
field declared the proposed issue would
cover a much wider field of reclamation
than tliat begun under his administra
tion. "In fact," he said, much to the sur
prise of the committee, "I don't believe
it Is necessary to issue any bonds at
! all."
Mr. Garfield made this statement In
defence of the cooperative agreements.
He declared that It was evident that
attorney general Wickersham and pres
ident Taft did not have the proper facts
before them when they reached opinions
adverse to the legality of the reclama
tion certificates. He also implied that
Mr. Ballinger might have been respon
sible for this.
To Restore Power Sites.
Washington, D. C, March 10. Large
parts of lands withdrawn by secretary
of interior Garfield along the Grand riv
er In Colorado and Utah on the ground
that they contained power possibilities,
are to be restored to entry by secretary
Ballinger, It was announced today, ex
amination having shown only 12,392
acres serviceable for that purpose.
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Long Line of Depositors
Wait for Money From
Cleveland Bank.
Cleveland, O., March 10. A run on
the Society for Savings, one of the big
banking Institutions in Cleveland, which
began yesterday, was resumed this
Hundreds of depositors were held in
a line a block long by the police and
thousands of persons crowded the pub
lic square near the Institution.
Officers announced this morning that
the bank had more than six and a half
million in currency on hand, ready to pay
off depositors.
The run was started by rumors orig
inating in the foreign section of the
city, according to one report. Another
report was, that like the run on a Chi
cago bank, it was started by thieves who
expected to reap a rich harvest in the
excited throng.
Svpply the City
pany has been unable to furnish it. I
shall take occasion to say here that
the men at the head of the International
AVater company nave proDably suffered
more worry, mental anguish and certain
ly more financial loss than any of their
customers, in their fruitless efforts to
satisfy the public.
The Hunt Engineering company
wound up their report thus: "Based upon
our examination and the evidence sub
mitted, it is our opinion that the quan
tity of the ground water in the Lauoria
mesa is sufficient to more than supply
all the future needs of the city of El
Paso: and that this ground water can
be tapped along the eroded border of
the mesa.
In my humble opinion it is extremely
doubtful if this deduction Is correct. The
water level in the mesa wells Is stated
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Missing Two Weeks From
Home, Twoyearold Infant
Is Found Dead.
Silver City, .N. M., March 10. The
body of the little son of Jose Rivera
was found In the mountains about two
miles from Fierro yesterday afternoon.
The little fellow, who was about two
years old, wandered away from his
home at Fierro several weeks ago, and,
although a systematic search had been
made ever since by his parents and
friends, it was. impossible to locate the
little child or find any trace In which
direction he had gone until someone accidentally-
ran onto his little dead body
in the mountains.
The child had evidently died from ex
haustlon and exposure.
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Daingerfield, Tex., March 10.
Fire early this morning destroy
ed the Collins grocery jttore and
John Coombs, an employe, was
fatally burned. It is believe'd he
flames started from Coombss
lighted pipe, which he dropped
among the rubbish when he fell
asleep. The loss is about $5000.
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Washington. D. C.. March 10. The
second brief in the Standard Oil appeal
to the supreme court of the United States
was rnea today by others of its coun-
sel- Jt in addition to that filed Tues-
day and is s!&ned hy John G Johnson.
01 -rniiiiccipnia: John G. Milburn and
Frank L. Crawford, of New York.
Dalhart, Tex.. March 10News was brought to this city this morala f a
prairie fire In the north end of this county yesterday evening. Thirty head of
cattle belonging to J. N. Bull were burned to death by the Kweeplasr flames.
The fire nan caused by sparks from the train, and It is said to have beea
the largest prairie fire that has taku place In thU country In years.
It was oaly prevented from spreading by the guards hastily throws up.
Those who witnessed the blare say It burned with all the fierceness which
used to cast terror Into the pioneers.
Saturday The Herald will print the first coupon for the Cravrford vaade
ville shows next Monday, Tuesday and AA'ednesday. Monday another coapea
will be printed. One of these coupons and ten ceats, if broHght t The
Herald office, 111 he good for a seat anywhere In the house oh Monday Tues
day or AVednesday nights or at the Tuesday matinee. '
The tickets must be bought at The Herald office, however, as coupons
vrlll not be good at the Crawford box office. Tickets bought there will co,t
ten. twenty and thirty cents. AH tickets. If bought at The Herald office and
accoinpaalned by Herald coupons, will be ten cents. Thus yoH save ten to
twenty cents on a seat, if you belong to "The Herald family"
Two shows are to be given nlghtJy-at 7:30 and 9:lslaHd a.x the tickets
will be good for either performance on either evening or at the Tuesday at
inee, everybody ought to be able to get a thirty ceaf seat for a dle. The
first to arrive get first choice of seats at each of these, performances. .The
Herald makes no discrimination.
Watch for the coupon and save It; tickets cost the regular price if ym k
nven't got The Herald coupons.
Gathering of Strikers Will
Not Be Permitted, Police
Officials Declare.
Trouble Feared When Meet
ing Is Attempted Strikes
Called in Other Cities.
Schenectady, N. X., March 10.
Companies E. and F., of the
second regiment, were today or
dered to proceed to Saratoga Im
mediately for strike duty.
The companies left about 2
ocloek this afternoon.
The sending of troops is due
to violence of striking paper
mill employes.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 10. The
Kapld Transit company today operated
more cars than on any day since the
strike was declared. The few attacks
on cars during the morning were not
serious and were confined to outlying
But serious trouble is feared today,
The city authorities-declare they will
not allow the advertised mass meeting
at National League park to take place
this afternoon, while labor leaders as
sert that the meeting will be held, nev
ertheless. Strike leaders gave out detailed fig
ures this morning to prove their claim
that 125,000 to 150,000 men are Idle as
a result of the general strike.
The number out in each trade Is sriv-
en, the total being 139,571.
Hersesheers' Actiea.
A complication, due to the strike of
the horseshoers. has developed. It was
precipitated by the action of the strik
ing horseshoers In writing to the So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, demanging that all horses not
properly shod be kept off the streets.
The reply of the association has not
been received.
The unsettled minds of thousands of
the city's workers regarding the gen
eral strike Is indicated by the many
reports of men quitting work and of
men who had walked out, returning
10 woriv.
Merchants Act.
A campaign to dissipate the impres
sion apparently prevalent throughout
the country that Philadelphia is In the
grip of terrorism, and is not a safe or
pleasant place to visit, has been in
augurated by the Merchants' and Manu
facturers' association.
Resolutions adopted by the associa
tion's directors say exaggerated re
ports of the conditions here have been
Sporadic Outbreaks.
What outbreaks have occurred have
been sporadic, have been mostly in the
outlying districts and have been easily
handled by the police, say the resolu
tions. It is declared that Philadelphia
is anything but excited over conditions,
and that, except for the printed re
ports, the majority of the citizens would
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