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Tuesday f vening,
March 15, 1910-1 2 Pages
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Report to Board.
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
"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.)
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.
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. .
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
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.
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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. $
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.
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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
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
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
"Let's dismiss it then." the judge sug
gested, but the city attorney insisted
that the case be continued.
Is Admitted to Practice Be
fore Supreme Court in
"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
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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
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.
Held in Nicaragua on Charge
of Conspiring Against
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
More members are arriving on every
train and 12.000 visitors are in the city
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
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
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.
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
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.

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