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E! Paso, Texas,
Tuesday f vening, March 15, 1910-1 2 Pages While It' Fresh. GSRSLtfasMattB assStkaaOM mmtosm Mb altoaa Vmosa wr mmm MBm wm bmbm w- . 1 Strike Of Firemen and Enginemen May Be Averted Tart and Cannon Stand Together On Legislation , - - .--.- Hid Dm nnrlpn (1 CCII CI TISTOLEN GOODS FOUND IN MSri CPU P1CC fill I fjflQ JlPPCgl Tf IlU 11 LU rlllL niJUa LVL L I MAILS; AN ARREST MADE tt... !i nr Sri..iri.TTn n-rnn mi nmmm n P r i E n ' fllP II T 111 I1!!!!! II ill flfi I nil i3 I 1 I Joiiag Reference Is Made to "$26." .Superintendents Report to Board. ILLNESS CAUSES SHORT ATTENDANCE That the unexpected always happens was proved last night when the mem bers of the El Paso school board as sembled at the city hall for the regu lar monthly meeting:. "While all El Paso, aroused by developments in the school board during; the past week, expectantly awaited the firing of a bomb in the midst of the men who guide the destinies of El Paso's schools, a well "directed school room could not have been more orderly, more atten tive or "less enthusiastic than was this meeting. "When the meeting opened, there was an expression of expectancy written on the face of each member, but soon it was lost in a feelingLof good fellow ship, an accord which has. never before, been evidenced to such a great degree. W- L. Tooley decided at the last meeting that he wanted to resign and consequently "wrote out his resignation. It was passed until this meeting and when he Insisted that it be accepted he was surprised to learn that he could not get away from the work no matter how much he desired. Superintendent F. M. Martin remarked: "The school board is like the penitentiary," to which W. L. Gaines replied: "Yes, you have to serve out your time." So Tooley will serve. "Wants Board to Pass on Bills. Only once was there anything that looked the least bit like friction and that was when W. L. Gaines, of the finance committee, insisted that She board as a whole pass on the bills, but president Carpenter proceeded with the reading of the bills and the expected fireworks were not ignited. After the meeting had been opened, secretary Harper read several pages of minutes that had been left unread for two meetings. Then H. A. Carpenter reported that he had been doing some external com mittee work arranging for the side walks to be laid around the various schools and said: "I have engaged a Mr. Hyer a competent man, to see that all specifications are carried out, his salary to be $5 per day. "Work is sup posed to have started Monday morning at the high school." Miss TowBseai Congratulated. Miss Isabel Kelly was granted per mission to hold her examinations three days ahead of time in order that she may reach New York on May 19 and catch a steamer for Europe, while Misses Jones and "Washburn, kinder garten principals, were granted per mission to attend the International Kin dergarten convention which is to be held in St. Louis the week of April 15. The resignation of Miss Laura Town- (Continued on Page Four.) APPEALS FOR SUPPORT OF PEOPLE Springfield, IU- March 15. Speaker Cannon In a letter read at a meeting of RepHblican editors of Illinois here today, renewed his rittacfc on the Insur gents, and declared all pledges of the platform would be kept by the Repub lican party if It has the continued support of the people. The letter stroHgly defends the Payne tariff law, saying it is "the best reveBKe producer as well as the most scientific adjustment of protective duties Tre ever had." "All pledges of the platform will be kept by the party,' he ndded, "If it has the continued support of the people. It Is the function of Republican editors to keep the people Informed an to the work accomplished that they may not be misled by demagogs whose function is to complain and create dissatis faction," he added. A telegram was also read from president Taft, in which the president ex pressed the hope that the editorial association vrould stand by the Republi cans 1h congress and the administration In its attitude toward the tariff and other legislation. GREA T ELECTRIC TR UST ABOUT TO BE FORMED Pittsburg, Pa., Marek 15. On what it asserts is trustworthy authority, the Pittsbnr?: Dispatch this morning announces that negotiations looking- to a coali tion of the "Westlnghouse Electrical and Manufacturing company and the Gen eral Electric company are pending. If it Is achieved, America will have another trust with a combined capital approximating 150,000,000, the paper adds. Former President Is Lion of the Hour Among the Off i ficials in Egypt. . BIDS FAREWELL TO HIS SERVANTS Khartoum, Africa. March 15 Bent on making the most of their brief stay in the capital of Soudan, the Roosevelts were astir early today. After breakfast Col. Roosevelt sum moned the native servants who had ac companied him through the expedition and bade them goodbve. Each received a present of cssh from Col. Roosevelt and a gift from Mrs. Roosevelt. The sightseeing program began with a visit to the Gordon Memorial college, built In 1902 by subscriptions solicited from the British people by lord Kitch ener. This afternoon the Roosevelts visited Kerrerl, the scene of the great battle of Sept. 2, 1898, in which the Angelo-Fe-vntlan forces defeated the Khalifa .and -reconquered the Egyptian Soudan. 'A trip to Omdurman was maae aiso in the sirdar's yacht. The Roosevelts plan to leave here on a special train Thursday night. On the way to Cairo they will stop one day at the great dam of Assuan and two days will be given to a visit to Luxor. Col. Roosevelt stated today that he could not- return to the United States by way of San Francisco but if possible he would visit Denver and Cheyenne in August. Roosevelt made this reply to F. G. Bonfils, of Denver, who presented a pe tition from the chambers of commerce of Kansas City and other western cities asking the former president to return by way of San Francisco. Mr. Roose velt said he hoped to visit Denver and Cheyenne during the "Frontier Day" celebration in August. . 4. . .... .J- J- $ -J- ? s MAX STRICKEN DUMB & 4 GETS SPEECH BACK. ! Bridgeport, Tex., March 15. 4. Frank J. Blocker, a railway mail 4 4 clerk who was suddenly stricken $ deaf and dumb in Fort "Worth, 4 i February 1. supposedly by hyp- 4 norlc suggestions, just as sudden- 5- ly was restored to power of 4 speech and hearing here this 5" i morning. The cause of . his 4 . strange affliction has never been j learned by specialists. $ I. & G. W. TO GET OUT OF HANDS OF RECEIVER Austin, Tex., March. 15. T. J. Free man receiver for the International and Great Northern railroad. Is here today to confer with the state railroad com mission relative ito taking the line from the hands of the receiver. Arrange ments will be completed this afternoon. 111 j Abolition Of a Postoffice In Oklahoma and Failure To Deliver Goods To Addressee Results In Opening Package anld Discovery Of Articles Stolen From El Paso Residences. Owing to the fact that Uncle Sam discontinued the postoffice at Irby, Okla., is due the recovery of jewelry and silverware valued at nearly $700, taken fiom the residences of Mrs. A. M. Loomis aud Fiank Powers. A few days after the robberies, which occurred about a month ago, Mrs. A. M. Loomis and Powers called detective Billy Smith Into consultation and he began work on the case. Then a pack age was mailed at the El Viiso post office addressed tc "Mrs. J. A. Frazier, Irby, Okla.," the name of the sender Koine o-jt'ah r,3 "Mrs. John Little," of El Paso. She gave her address as general J lilll'ttpV I The package aroused suspicion and a clerk at the postoffice opened it and found it to contain articles suiting the description of those stolen from the Loomis and Powers residences. Then postmaster Smith got into communica tion with the owners. A card was sent to Mrs. Little re questing her to call, stating that there was no such postoffice as the one she hA marked on the package, which was I true, the office having been discon- I rjnv(x hv Smith waited at the postoffice 1 Lbut no one called lor tne package, m the meantime Smith naa notinea me city detectives tnd they worked on the CCLS6. Monday afternoon, a woman repre senting herself to be "Mrs. John Little" called at tlfe postoffice to secure the package but, instead of it boing given to her, she was turned over to the authorlties and at the police station was docketed under the name of "Lillian Harvin" and charged with be ing "a suspicious character." She has been living on Broadway for some time, the police say. m,. "Pnoknire Onencd. This morning postmaster Smith, ac- 1 companied by Frank Powers, Charlie CUD AHY CASE IS AGkAIN CONTINUED Neither Defendant Nor the Wounded Man Appear in Court for Case . Kansas City, Mo., March 15. "When the case of John P. Cudahy, the mil lionaire clubman, charged with attack ing Jere F. Llllis, president of tha "Western Exchange bank, was called in the municipal court today, neither Cudahy nor Lillis appeared and the case was continued at the request of the city attorney. "This case won't be prosecuted, will it?" inquired judge Kyle. "I don't believe so," the city attorney replied. "Let's dismiss it then." the judge sug gested, but the city attorney insisted that the case be continued. SWEENEY TO HAVE TALK WITH KNOX Is Admitted to Practice Be fore Supreme Court in "Washington. "Washington, D. C. March 15. Mayor Sweeney and J. A. Happer, of El Paso, and representative "W. R, Smith will confer with secretary Knox tomorrow to settle the Chamizal zone dispute. Mayor Sweeney was today admitted to practice before the federal supreme court. k : : : : KELLOGG FIGHTING .J. "STANDARD OIL" Washington, D. C, March 15. Frank B. Kellogg today presented the argument of the government in the suit for a dissolution of the Standard Oil company be- fore the supreme court of the United States, nearly the entire day being taken up by Mr. Kellogg. . Houston, Tex., March 15 J. S. Culliunn, president of the Texas companv the lnrgest Independent oil company in the south, was shot and seriously wounded thi afternoon by Harry "W. Glass, formerly employed by the Texas company as tank gager. The men met on Texas and Fannin Htrcer, and after a brief. Ideated conver sation, Cullinnn pushed Gins against the fence. The latter broke away and, pulling a 3S automatic revolver, fired at Cnllinan, wonnding- him In tlxc left side. Cullinan sprang behind a horse and as Glass sought to fire again, dashed across the sreet to the Pye Realty company. The crowd prevented Glass's further shooting and Cullinan vas taken home. Glass was arrested. Cullinnn declares he doesn't know the cause of the attack, and Glass refuses to discuss the affair excent to gay that Cullinan first assaulted him. Loomis and Sidney Johnson, all of whom had been robbed, went to the po lice station, Smith carrying the pack age. There the woman said: "I do not claim ownership of any of the articles contained in the package." Then all the interested parties re turned to the office of justice E. H. Watson, where the package was deliv ered by postmaster Smith, who. In ac cordance with his duties as postmaster, protested against delivering the pack age. His motion was overruled by the justice and the package opened, all the various articles being identified by Mrs. A. M. Loomis, Charlie Loomis and Mrs. Manle Loomis and Frank Powers. Only one pair of brown kid gloves, a ring and two pocket knives of uncer tain value were not identified. Goods Delivered. The goods, after being identified, were delivered to the owners. They were one pair of glasses, two silk hand kerchiefs, one silk embroidered silk handkerchief, one silver tea strainer, one dozen silver almond dishes from which Mrs. Loomis's initials had been eradicated by the use of acids; two fountain pens, one pearl handled pocket knife, one pair of long white kid gloves, two pearl handled fruit knives, two silver salt dishes, one pair of scis sors and steel pocket knife, one silver button hook, two silver salt dishes with one spoon, one safety razor, Frank Powers's gold watch and chain, valued at $250; Charlie's Loomis's gold watch and chain with Knight Templar charm. one--piec? of bjuej.satln, one St Anthony statuette, one "marquis ring, opal set with eight diamonds; one opal ring with pearl setting, one heavy gold band ring, one piece of a black fur. The heavy gold band ring, the silver button hook and two cheap pocket knives and the pair of brown kid gloves were not Iden tified and are believed to have been stolen from some other place. CANNON'S COUSIN IS IN TROUBLE Held in Nicaragua on Charge of Conspiring Against Madriz. New Orleans, La., March 15. Cable advices received here today by way of Porto Limon, Costa Rico, say that George F. Cannon, aged 25, a cousin of Leroy Cannon, the Galveston youth, who was executed by order of presi dent Zelaya, of Nicaragua, is now in the penitentiary at Corinto. He is charged with heading a conspiracy to take the life of president Madriz, who succeeded Zelaya. Cannon says his conferences with general Chamorro, of the revolutionists, induced him to believe Madriz was in strumental in vthe shooting of his cousin. MORE EVIDENCE A&AINST FAKIRS Men Testify That Fake Fights Were Pulled Off by Mabray Gang. Council Bluff . la., March 15. Dr. Titterington, of Dallas, Texas, was the first witness todaj- in the trial of J. C. Maybray and his associates, charged with conspiracy. Dr. Titferlnrrton declared h xene in volved In the "game", by Dr. R. E. L. 1 Goddard. He lost $9000 on a prize fight at -New urieans. The principals to the "contest" he said were Gorman and Casey, and Gorman had an "acci dent" In the second round. Titterington said Maybray was one ! of the men wixn wnom he bet his money. DIES FROM SKUNK BITE. Austin, Tx., March 15. Tora GI1 soner, aged ! , died today at the pasteur Institute from the effects of a bfte by a skunk which had crawled through a window of his home at Victoria. ntouLi ur buvLnmiviLii i u aiur This Is the Declaration of H. R. Westlake Does Not Deny Writing Letter. SAYS NO EFFORT TO BRIBE TRUSTEE Fort "Worth, Texas, Marcn 15. De nying that a check for $26 had been given as a bribe to school trustee Henry Welsch, of El Paso. H. R. West lake, an official of the Texas Seating company, today admitted that such a check was probably given "Welsch but not as a bribe. Westlake also hinted that vrhen the matter was thoroughly sifted other parties besides Westlake would be found to be concerned and that "El Paso politics" was at the bottom of thfc. entire matter. He had nothing to say about -the Welsch letter, signed in his name on the typewriter, but denied personal knowledge that the money was sent to "Welsch. but said if A. McElwee, presi dent of the firm, left instructions for sending a check to Welsch, his Instruc tions would be carried out. He said He did not know how the check came to be mailed from San Antonio. President McElwee is now out of town and in west Texas, according to Westlake and probably Airould return the latter -part of the week. Westlake declared that McElwee was the only man who could discuss the de tails of the affair. NO REPORT ON SCHOOL FINANCES Although the People Expect Some Announcement, Board Is Silent. 'Nothing was done by the school board last night regarding the general sub ject of school finances which has been before the public for a number of days. It was expected by many citizens that at the meeting last night something would be done toward reviewing the financial condition of the board and de termining Its future policy in the hand ling of school moneys, so as to reduce the deficit as much as possible. Friends of the board had looked to it to an nounce that it had taken some steps to wipe out the deficit or at least to outline and adopt a policy that might result In something more satisfactory than an Increasing deficit at the end of each scholastic year. The board several months ago voted down recommendations of the finance committee calculated to bring about a more conservative and careful hand ling of the funds of the school, and it was assumed that the board as a whole ought to and would attempt to devise some system that would meet the same requirement, but no action was taken and nothing was said about the fin ances. With the school deficit as large as it is reported and still increasing, "ac cording to report, many taxpayers are beginning to think that the board mem bers ought to make some statement of future policy and outline their plans for dealing with present conditions. It Is public money that Is being handled and if there is to be an $80,000 deficit at the end of the school year, the people feel that they ought to know. STATEHOOD BILL TO PASS SHORTLY Beveridge Says It Will Go Through the Senate in Ten Days. Washington, ,D. C, March 15. Chair man Beveridge of the senate committee on territories, assured delegate Cam eron today that he had polled the sen ators and that the statehood bill would pass the senate probably in ten days. Delegate Andrews introduced a bill for the relief of Nicolas Apodaca, of Montoya, appropriating $750. It is for Apache depredations. He secured from the pension bureau a persion for Roman Blea. of Santa Fe of 25 a month; for Catherine G. Bell of Mineral Hill. 12; for Pedro Sandoval, of Watrous, $15. Delegate Cameron by act of congress secured an increase of pension for Frederick A. Joslyn, of Phoenix, late of the Vermona artillery, 20 a month. Cameron also got from the pension bu reau a pension for Patrick Carroll, of Safford, of $20 a month. THE TEXAS CATTLE RAISERS MEET IN FORT WORTH Fort Worth. Texas, March 15. The Texas Cattle Raisers' association held its first formal session at Byers's opera house today. Aside from appointing a resolutions committee, little else was accomplished. More members are arriving on every train and 12.000 visitors are in the city today. Judging of livestock is taking place at the Coliseum this afternoon. Over 100 Texas editors are here. Walkout That Would Have Tied Up All Roads West of Mississippi May Be Averted by Intervention of the Government Strikers Ready to Quit When Roads Ask fpr Government? Inter vention to Settle. A "Washington, D. C, March 15. The threatened great strike of firemen of 47 railroads west of Chicago, which was declared last night, may be averted. Immediately after chairman Knapp, of the interstate commerce commission, arrived at his office this morning, representatives of the railroad general managers' committee presented an ap plication of the railroad officials for mediation of the trouble, under the Erdman act. The application is signed by W. C. Nixon, chairman. The request was for mediation of the difficulty that had arisen on the subjects of "wages, hours of labor and conditions of employ ment," between the railroads involved and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Chairman Knapp assured the railroad representatives that he and commis sioner of labor Neill would take up. the matter immediately. It appears not unlikely, If telegraphic commmunlcatlon with president Carter, of the Brotherhood, Is satisfactory, thr one or both mediators wilt leave- today for Chicago. May Strike Anyhow. "Chicago, 111., March 15. That the controversy between the western rail roads and their firemen will be medi ated under the Erdman act came as a surprise to union officials. The date and hour for calling the strike was decided upon by officials today, but the committee adjourned until this after noon without announcing the time. President Carter, of the union, said he believed the committee would order a strike regardless of the mediation proposals Railroad officials without hesitation declared that mediation un der the Erdman act would put a stop for the present at least to the proposed walkout. This afternoon a committee of union officials will assemble and if a tele gram from chairman Knapp Is received it will be given attention. If no tele gram is received, the committee will ad-i journ after deciding when to make pub lic the date of the strike. Nine Thousand In St. Paul. More than 9000 firemen and engine men in the northwest will be affected by the strike if carried out, and Twin City employes say that the strike will practically bring traffic In the north west to a standstitll. In St. Paul and MinneapolTs there are approximately 4000 firemen and switch men, and It Is possible that all of these will abide by the order of their officers when It is formally Issued. Five Thousand In St. Louis. Between four and five thousand fire LETTER 35 YEARS IN ANOTHER ONE TRAVELS FOR 11 YEARS RE A CHING DESTINA TION Jerry Faust, pumper at the G. H. & S A., received a letter a few days ago under date July 2. 1S75. The letter was originally addressed to him in Pennsyl vania, and had a 3 cent stamp upon the envelope. Where it has been for 4he past 35 years no one knows. The letter was written by his stepmother, who has been dead for many years. Another Old Letter. A letter 11 years old was received in this city Sunday. It had been at the bottom of the China sea for a long time, had been to the Philippines and back to the United States. The letter was written Herald conpons of Saturday and Monday are good for Crawford vaudeville, tonight and tomorrow night. Each coupon and 10 cents, if brought to The Her ald office and exchanged for tickets In advance, 1H sood for an admission to any seat In the house. To all others, admission is 10, 20 and CO cents. Herald coupons and 10 cents arc good for 30 cents seats at either performance. Two performances are glvea each night at 7:45 and 0:15. The house Is open all the time and patron can come and go when they wish. The audience last night seemed more than pleased with the bill offered as an opener. The juggling and bicycle riding are ns sood as the best and the sketch by Grace Houghton and company brings many a langh. LaMoat broth ers do some very clever dancing and also work a monolog. Leonard Lohr sings an Illuvtrated song and the Crawfordseope closes the performance with mov ing pictures. MANY MEN men In St. Louis and East St. Louis will be affected by the strike accord ing to union officials. Of these between 1S00 and 2000 are employed by the Ter minal Railroad association a body of 18 proprietary lines. AH Western Lines Affected. At midnight last night W. S. Carter, president of the Brotherhood of Loco motlva Firemen and Enginemen, said that a strike of 25,000 firemen on prac tically all the western railroads had been called. Mr. Carter said the decision to strike had been reached at a meeting of 43 members of the Western Federated Board of the Brotherhood, each member representing a western road- The exact hour at which the men are to walk out, he said, would be decided upon today and every member of the union between Chicago and the Pacific coast would then be lnforrried by telegraph to quit work. The arbitration endeavor mas toid it up however. The controversy which has been un der discussion for more than six weeks, involves 47 railroads operating in the west, northwest and southwest and embraces about 150,000 miles of rall roada. All Traffic To Be Tied X'p. It has previously been stated by both sides that if a strike were called It would tie up practically every freight and passenger train between Chicago and tha Pacific coast. "The strike has been called that much is certain," said Mr. Carter. "It means that not only 25,000 firemen, members of our union, will go out, but that perhaps many more employes will be thrown out in consequence. "We gave our ultimatum to the rail roads that the men had voted to strike and that we were prepared to call one unless we were granted arbitration of all questions In dispute. The railroads refused to arbitrate anything but the wage question. "At midnight last night we decided It was useless to. parley further with the railroad managers. We adopted a reso lution calling a strike. "Owing to the lateness of the hour and In order that the men would not go out In confusion and not knowing the true state of affairs, we agreed to I wait until today before telegraphing the order- S. P. Official Knows of No Strike. Houston. Tex., March 15. Vice presi dent Thornwall Fay, of the Harrlman lines In Texas, announced here today that at 11 oclock no Intimation had been, received by the officials of the South- (Contlnued on Page Seven.) and mailed In San Antonio on August 4. 1S99. and was addressed to a soldier in the Philippines. It went down on the transport Morgan City which sunk in September. 1S99, and when the mall was finally taken off. the letter was sent on to the Philippines, but the soldier had returned to the United States. The let ter then came back to the United States and was finally. In the course of events, delivered to the discharged soldier in Austin. Tex. As a curiosity. It has just been sent to El Paso to the original writer, who moved from San Antonio to El Paso several years ago.