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I EL PA SO HERALD
El Paso, Texas,
March 17,1910-10 Pages
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Many State Positively That
They Will Not Consider
the Closing Movement.
SOME ASE IN
FAVOR OF IT
Missionary Union Has Re
solved to Fight Again This
Summer for Closing.
"What do you think of the Saturday
afternoon closing proposition?"
That question now faces El Paso
merchants. The "Women's Missionary
union, originators of the Saturday clos
ing movement last year, has taken it
up again has resolved that Saturday
closing must come this year.
Last year it all -went on the rocks
of mercantile disapproval. Some hint
that it v.'Ill be the same this year; oth
ers that the time has come for a metro
politan system of week end closing.
For the Proposition.
"I am for it," said Myrtil Coblentz,
who, as head of the White House store,
should carry some weight. "A few years
ago all stores were open until 7 o'clock.
Do we do any more business -now? It
is just the same. The people can be
educated to buying on Friday and Sat
urday morning just as welL"
'It is a good thing, if all do It," said
Miss Aileen Berg, at "The Specialty
Shop." Miss Berg did not seem to con
sider that it would affect the purchase
of feathered hats perhaps that noth
ing could affect that. "If the rest do,
I will," sho said.
For and Against.
"I'm against it," declared N. L.apow
ski, San Antonio street clothing mer
chant "If they change pay ay; all
right. But if they don't, all the money
will go over there." Mr. Lapowski
waived a hand Juarezward. "I won't
close," ho ended. 4
"We will roll no stone in the way."
said William Morgan, of the T. H.
Springer Furniture company. "We do
not oppose It at all. If it comes, let it
"Say that we are not ready to make
any statement," said J. U. Northman,
proprietor of the J. Calisher Dry Goods
company, after thinking it over a long
"I know what they did last year,"
was-as far as Adolph Schwartz would
go. He Is president of the Popular Dry
Goods company. . Mr. Schwartz was not
"agin it" last year.
"If the others do, we will," said Sam
Schwartz, El Paso street clothier. "But
we will lose a little. The plan's all
right, if everybody follows It."
Haberdashers to Keep OpeH.
"With two lines of business there will
be a brick wall stand, but neither may
be considered in the line of Saturday
closing. One is the haberdashery; the
other, the stationery business.
"The majority of men cannot buy
during the week," said Harry Swain,
haberdasher. "Think of the men who
work in offices and shops, and cannot
go on the streets until after 6 o'clock.
"Last year I said I would close If the
rest did. But this year I won't do It
under any consideration. It would be
an Injustice to the consumer."
"We must deal with the offices dur
ing all business hours," said F. W.
Xorton, of the International Book and
Stationery company. "If the offices j
close, all right. I do not care about I
the drop in trade; that does not mat- j
ter. It is our regular customers who 1
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RETAIL MERCHANTS OF
TO BRING IN OUTOFTOWN SHOPPERS
CITY WILL ORGANIZE
El Paso merchants are taking prac
tical steps toward the organization of a 1
retail merchants' association. The need
for such an association in El Paso is
obvious. Big work can be done by a
body organized along the right lines.
One of the most important things to
be taken up is the question of railway
rebates to out of town shoppers. A
merchants'association will find it easy
to handle the details of this rebate plan
and to refund railroad fares to out of
town shoppers, when individual mer
chants would find it impossible.
The intention is to make the amount
of the refund depend in a degree upon
the amount purchased from all mem
bers of the association. This plan has
worked very effectively in drawing
new trade In Dallas, Atlanta, and other
retail and jobbing points.
The adjustment of railroad fares is a
big enough proposition to bring to
gether all the merchants of the city as
they all recognize the importance of the
plan. However, a retail merchants'
association would insure many other
To be more specific, here are some of
the benefits secured by such associa
tions In different cities:
They have fostered the feeling of
trading at home.
They have prevented unfair freight
They have caused the reduction and
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Physicians and) Business
Men Start Movement to
Save Lives of the Babies.
PLAN TO OPEN IT
Save the babies!
Cloudcroft, the haven almost heaven
for the babies are to have a sanato
rium where the children of the rich and
poor alike may be cared for and saved
from the ravages of the summer dis
. eases which are the despair of the phy
sicians. This sanatorium, which will be built
this spring and will be ready to care for
the children of El Paso and the south
west this summer, will be a cooperative
institution from which no returns are
to be had except the knowledge that
hundreds of little lives will be saved
each year by it. The physicians of the
city and county, the good sisters of
charity, the business men of El Paso and
the Southwestern railroad are all will
ing to cooperate to save the children.
Up among the pines, where every
breath of air means life and health and
strength for the precious little bundles
of humanity who are to be the future
men and women of El Paso and the em
pire of the southwest, there will be built
a rustic building, large enough to ac
commodate the need for a haven of
health for the babies. A corps of train
ed nurses, in charge of the sisters of
charity will care for the little ones, who
1 are not yet well enough to run, romp
and ply through the piney woods of the
mountain top. A herd of blooded dairy
cows will furnish nourishment for the
children and a labratory will prepare
the life giving fluid in its proper form
for the nourishment of the bodies which
are -wasted by summer complaints.
A. free clinic for those whose parents
are unable to pay will be maintained
at the sanatorium by the physicians of
El Paso and the southwest, where ev
erything needed for the proper treatment
of the special cases will be provided.
To Reduce Mortality.
These accommodations. in,addItion to
the Ideal conditions which exist in
Cloudcroft are expected to reduce the
infant (mortality among children by more
than half the first year and eventually
to a minimum.
As a location for such an institution.
Cloudcroft Is Ideal. Physicians, men
who have had experience for years with
the wonderful life giving properties of
the pines and the mountain air, claim
that in no other place In the United
States are conditions as ideal as they
are in Cloudcroft for the preparation of
children for strong, healthy manhood
and womanhood. .
Cases are cited by the dozens Where
children were carried to the mountains
on pillows, almost dying, as a result of
the diseases which make the death rate
so appaling In this section during the
summer season. These same children re
turn, the physicians say. their faces in
the full bloom of health, thier wasted
bodies built up to plumpness and their
lives saved by the God given air and
life-ont-of-doors at Cloudcroft.
So Detriment To Be Fonnd.
After an examination which has ex
tended over a number of years, men who
own cottages and spend their summers
in Cloudcroft say that it is impossible
to find a single detriment o that re
sort as a place for rearing children dur
ing the summer seasons. Not a reptile,
poisonous insect, weed or other harm
ful agency is to be found on the entire
mountain. There is no water to act as
a constant menace to the free roaming
of the children, while the cool mountain
water is the purest that can be found
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regulation of electric light and gas
They have secured the privilege of
examination of lighting bills and re
ports and redress where the charges of
thesa were unfair.
They have secured a slight better
ment of express charges and a. prompter
hearing of complaints.
They have driven out unfair schemes.
They have cut but fake and worthless
They have caused a reduction of In
They have Improved the credit con
ditions. Where there !; a good credit
bureau the result has been highly satis
factory, improving the credit of those
who pay their bills, and preventing
losses by those who do not.
They have brought the merchants to
gether for the common good.
They have caused their members to
pull together for the growth and pros
perity of their towns.
They have regulated the conditions
for the employes, so that they are bet
They have in many cases agreed on
closing days and closing hours.
They have caused the retail merchant
to be recognized as the leading factor
in the upbuilding of the place of their
They have changed many a merchant
from a narrow self-centered man of
business, to a broad public spirit citizen.
THE SHAMROCK OF ST.i PATRICK
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Taft Gives Them Some Ad
vice and Some Criticism in
a Speech at Chicago.
I THINKS MANY OF
THEM ARE UNFAIR
Chicagoi, (111.. March Yi. President
Taft was the guest of honor or prin
cipal speaker at functions - of -various
Irish and other organizations here to
Addressing the Chicago Newspaper j
club, the president warmed-up -to his-f
subject, "The Press," and touched on
phases of journalism which apparently
he feels deeply. He said: "The news
papers, of course, are essential. We
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James J. Hiil Says the United States Needs To Conserve Its Finances
and Its Credit As Well As Its Natural Resources. A Wasteful
People, Careless In Expenditure Of Public Money.
St. Paul, Minn., March 17. James J.
jlui delivered an address at the Min
nesota Conservation convention today
in which he urged the conservation of
capital, condemned extravagance, gave
the causes of the Increase in prices and
told how the' situation described by
him might be remedied.
Great interest was taken in the speech
of Mr. Hill, who declared that "we are
livinc in an a?o of -rrnrld wide finan
cial delirium; that next after the con- j
There's not a saint In the bright court
More faithful than he to the land of
Then, well may the nation to whom he
On the feast of the saint and apostle
Historians differ as to the birthplace
of Patrick. Some Irish writers claim
he was born on the French side of the
Pyrennes. Butler, an eminent Catholic
writer, says he was born In Scotland,
somewhere near Glasgow. Another au
thor says his father vas a Roman offi
cer and his mother closely related to St.
Martm, bishop of Tours.
Lived 120 Years.
He was born in the year 372 A. D.,
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Police Judge Lea Accepts a
Shamrock for Appear
Police judge Tom Lea celebrated St.
Patrick's day In police court this morn
ing by permitting two prisoners to fix
their own sentence. P. Pedragon, alias
"El Sueno' who suffers from the sleep
ing sickness and has a habit of falling
asleep in alleys or public streets, said
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servation of the land. Its area, use and
fertility, must come the conservation of
'national capital in the shape of cash
Mr. Hill's Addre-ts.
Mr. Hill said In part:
"The immense Increase of wealth all
-over the world has greatly augmented
the supply of capital. The mobility of
this capital, the ease by which, through
international exchange, it can be made to
satisfy a need now in one country and
A Sketch By Mrs. M. C Hempel
and lived a long life of I2n ..,,.,
vA iHPl i.said to have signalized
mu ci.-, .-upL,ui. An aged and blind
priest -being called upon to administer
the sacrament, failed to find water
Taking the hand of the infant, he made
the sign of the cross upon the ground
Immediately a beautiful spring burst
forth. In which the babe was baptized
and the old priest washed his own blind
eyes and was made to see.
It is no wonder that God should
make some sign at the baptism of one
who was himself destined to baptise
a whole nation. St. , Patrick Is said to
have 'baptised 12.00Q people with his
own hands. I
Captured bjf. Pirates.
At the age of 16 atrick was taken
captive by pirates anjd sold to a chief
Stops the Gamblers at Mata
moras, Opposite Browns
ville Gamblers Defiant.
Brownsville, Tex., March '17. The
Mexican authorities plosed all gamb
ling houses in Matamoras, opposite
Brownsville, last night.
The owners -declare they will re
open Saturday, but because of the bad
element attracted to ' the border it is
believed the authorities will forbid the
houses to resume gambling.
Many Americans cross the river to
patronize these houses and many Mexi
cans escape across the line when
sought by the police.
now jn another, strengthens the impres
sion that it is inexhaustible. The addi
tion of unaccounted billions to the ag
gregate wealth of the world has stimu
lated the spirit of mankind. Its avail
ability has lulled to sleep natural pru
dence and quieted the a-.arm of moments
of sanity In the spendthrifts' life. The
Increase of apparent resources by an
easy resort to borrowing, the mortgag-
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on the northern coast of Ireland.
For six years he tended sheep, suf
fering the most cruel hardship and pri
vation, but never ceasing to pray day
and night. At last. God sent an angel
to Patrick, telling him a ship -was
ready to take him home. He escaped
to the coast and found the vessel, as he
had seen it in a vision, and set sail for
But, the saint tells us, his heart
yearned to return to Erin and the voice
of the Irim people was constantly en
treating him to come back. For 30
years he prepared himself for nib life
work on the island.
He was nearly 60 years old when he
was commissioned by pope CelcMino to
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Pmllir Ifull In i HI " Hi r
Holds Conference With State Senator McNicholl in an
Effort to Get the Strikers to Return to Work
Conditions Seem Favorable in Philadelphia
Federal Officials Take Up the Rail
road Strike Miners Unsettled.
Washington, D. C, March. 17. As a result of a brief conference which siato
senator John P. McXichol, of Pennsylvania, t had -with senator Boise Pearose
in relation, to the street car strike situation in Philadelphia, both the state
senator and United Staten senator, may go to Philadelphia. It Is believed
senator Penrose will lend his influence toward bringing about a peaceful set
PEACE TALK AT PHH.ADEL.PHIA.
Philadelphia, Pa., March 17. The pence talk continues today. It is said, if
the company will reinstate all striking- motonnca and conductors, including
those discharged Immediately before th? strike aad then meet the committee of
union employes to adjust the grievances, the strike will be called off.
It is rumored that a plan along: these lines is beiHg prepared for submis
sion to representatives of the company.
Arbitrating Railway Strike
Chicago, III., March 17. Chairman Ivnapp, of the interstate commerce com
mirsion, and commissioner of labor XelH, mediators under the Erdmaa act.
lost no time after arriving in Chicago today in beginning their labors ef endeav
oring to bring about n settlement of th? dispute between the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and the western railroads.
Soon after arrival they Trent into conference with representatives of 47 rail
roads Interested In the controversy and labor leader officials.
Miners9 Strike Possible
Cincinnati, O., March 17. The situation confronting the miner., and oper
ators of the central competitive coal field took on a graver tone today, wkea
the miners' convention received a short report from president Iewis ef the
inability of the snbscale committee to reach an agreement.
The convention adjourned until afternoon to be prepared to consider a pos
sible final disagreement in the joint conference ef miners and operators.
This would probably mean a. strike of 360,900 coal miners.
"I "kaewTSefe will be no contract signed unless we get an Increase la
Traces." said president Levels., He said he believed the miners would get that,
as only a .few operators are standing in the way of the agreement.
Pryor- Says Packers Are
Not Responsible for High
Fort Worth. Tex.. March 17. San An
tonio wdn the fight for next year's con
vention of the Texas Cattle Raisers' as
sociation. El Paso and Fort Worth be
ing the other contestants.
The Texas CatUeRaissrs association, at
today's session, reelected James Cal
lan. of Menardville. president; Sam Da
vidson, Fort Worth, first vice presi
dent; J. D. Jackson, Alpine, second vice
president; E. H. Splller, Fort Worth,
CLO VIS CLOSES OUT HER
RED LIGHT DISTRICT
Clovis. X. M., 3Iarch 17. Women of the Red Iiijcht district scattered all
over the city, were packing their possessions last night, preparatory to aa.
early departure today.
Clovis has a new city attorney la the person of H. S. Bavnaaa, and he and
mayor Hnrt say that they are determined that every woman ef oHestloaahle
character who can be located will beturncd over to the grand jary. Some 15
houses have been known to have operated here the last two months.
The city attorney and the police seemed unable to get evidence, bat aew
the mayor and the new attorney have turned a new lesf and the questionable
districts have been upside down since 6 oclock last night.
UNITED STATES WILL BUY
Washington, D. C, 3Iarch 17. Before leaving for El Paso, mayor Sweeney
was ,assnred by secretary of state Knox that If necessary te settle the Chaml-
zal. "claim, tbe United State would bnv away Mexico's claim to the territory la
' dispute. Mr. Knox was positive In the as ertlon that tke "United States would not
surrender (he territory, it is stated.
IN BOGOTA RESUMED
Hoprota, Colombia, March 17. An attempt to renew the street railway
service AVedne-ilaj caused serious street rioting, which continued last even
ing. Thus far the mob has respected the American legation, which is under
police guard. All Colombian employed by tho American company owning the
railway system are In serious danger.
Tho Ilogotn City Railway company Is composed of Americans who received
a concession from former president Reyes. The granting of the concession
proved unpopular and March 7 a mob attacked the cars of the company and
forced a suspension of traffic.
' At the same time the American legation was stoned.
Tho violence was renewed today when the company attempted to restore it
i ftaialll kill
secretary; S. B. Burnett, Fort Worth,
The contest for next year's conven
tion was waged this afternoon,
between San Antonio and El Paso
Prof. H. H. Harrington, judge Clar-
j ence .uartin, ixe 1. rryor, ana o. ja.
Cowan addressed the cattlemen today.
Pryor, in his address, declared the
middleman or butchers responsible for
the high prices, and refused to put the
blame on the packers, whom he said,
received only a fair profit on a big in
He declared that the shortage of live
stock is, due to the high price of feed