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El Paso, Texas, Friday Evening, March 3 8, 1910-1 2 Pages All the News Herald Prints It First While It' Freak EL ms alderete sold keio El- Paso Spends MoreThan Twice as Much Per Pupil in a Year Than Any Other Texas City With One Ex ception and Nearly Twice as Much as That City. People Wonder Why Is It Extravagance of El Paso School Trustees? THE COST OF EDUCATING ONE PUPIL I EACH YEAR IN TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOLS El Paso 52.68 Waco '... 31.14 Dallas :- 21.10 Houston .19.44 t EI Paso seems to be paying: a great deal more to educate her pupils in the public schools than any other city in Texas. It is costing- El Paso this year more than twice what it cost for each pupil in Houston last year. On the basis of the attendance in the schools at present, the cost per pupil per year in the El Paso schools is $52.6S. On a basis of the I highest number of pupils in attendance at any time this year El Paso is paying $42.59 per pupil per year. Last year it cost Houston $19.44 per pupil to give the children of that city their education. In Dallas in 1907-OS, it cost that city $21.10 to educate each pupil. In "Waco, the same year, it cost $31.14. The figures for later years for Waco and Dallas are not available, but these are sufficient to show how the average runs In the other cities and to show also that except in one instance (that of Waco) El Paso pays more than twice as much to educate a pupil as either of the other cities in Texas. It is true that salaries are somewhat higher here for teachers than in other Texas cities, hut it does not begin to make up all that difference in cost. El Ps-o's School Expense. The estimated expenditures for the support of the El Paso schools for 1909 10 is $235,330.29. The pupils in attend ance on March 4 numbered 44G3. On this basis, the per capita cost for each stu dent for the year is $52.68. The total en rolment so far this year is 5523. The per capita cost is indeed large as compared with the financial reports of schools in other Texas cities, notably Houston. An official statement recently Issued for the j'ear 1909, shows a total TEXAS BESERV.OIB . DOES MUCH DAMAGE Breaks and Washes Away a Pump House and Injures the Engineer. Rotan, Tex., March 18. A reservoir owned by the Rotan waterworks burst suddenly yesterday, seriously injuring engineer D. Williamson, demolishing a huge tank and washing sway the engine house. The reservoir held 60,000 gallons. Williamson had completed tilling the tank, when the sides ripped off, catch ing him under the debris and washing him down the hill. His left arm was broken and his legs end body bruised and it is feared he sustained internal injuries. HASKECIi EXONERATED OF GRAFT CHARGES. Guthrie, Okla., March IS. Gov.Chas. N. Haskell was ex onerated of the charge of mis appropriation and mismanage ment of state funds in a re port filed in the legislature to day by the house committee composed of five Democrats and two Republicans. EDDIE GREEX HAS A STRIKE OX HIS ROAD Terrell, Tex., March 18. The boiler anakers of the Texas Midland railroad are still on a strike. They today declared that president E. H. R. Green (son of Hetty) refused to confer with them re garding their grievances and demands. The men ask a raise from 37 1-2 cents to 42 cents an hour. Nine bollermakers and several ap prentices are out. UNION PRESIDENT CHARGED WITH SHOOTING SECRETARY Chicago, III., March 18. Ray C Mc Elheney, president of the local union of the International Brotherhood of Elec trical workers, is charged with shoot ing Richard A. Shields, financial secre tary. Shields was probably fatally wounded, while other members of the union were injured by missiles. UPCUE INDICTED AGAIN. Dallas, Tex March IS. The grand jury today returned a second Indict ment against Frank McCue, charged with the murder of Earl Mabry here over two years ago. McCue was tried without result three times in Fort Worth and yesterday the case was dismissed. HEARING IS ON Kansas City, Mo.. March 18. Charles A. Prouty, member of the Interstate com merce commission, today heard argu ments in the complaint of the Southwest- era Shippers' Traffic association which j asks a reaousrment oi iiciBiu. iai from Galveston to points in ine south west, according to the distance from the gulf. Representatives of the shippers of the Kansas, Oklahoma, Teas, New Mexico expenditure of $231,636.56 for the ac commodation of 11,916 pupils, which nets a per capita cost of $19.44. The expendi tures at Houston for 1909 do not in clude any permanent Improvements, such as buildings. Dallas and Waco. At Dallas for 1907-OS, the total ex penditures for school work-amounred to $239.1S0. The total enrolment was 11,297, making the per capita cost $21.10. At Waco, the per capita cost for 190S 09 was $31,14. The total expenditures amounted to $134,179.56. The average monthly attendance was 4309. Figuring expenses In El Paso for the support of the schools at $235,330.29, and considering that the total number of students enroled this year, 5523, were at tending school at present, the per capita cost would still be $42.59, which is greatly in excess of the cost of educa tion for students in other cities of the state. What Has the Board to Say? People who see these figures and com parisons will wonder what makes all this difference in cost- They will won der if the El Paso school funds are ad ministered so recklessly as appears to be the case or If there Is some other i reason why it should cost El Paso more I than twice as much as it costs oth- I er cities In Texas to educate its pupils. It is a matter on which the school board anight give the people some en- ' Zightenment. Inasmuch as the El Paso school board regards itself as so ef- i ficlent that it can usurp the duties of superintendent, the people think that it ought to be able to adminisster the finances of the schools so they would make a better showing. The people would be willing to hear what the board has to say. AUSTIN TO EA3CS A BIG NEW DAM I Plans Are Approved for Catching the "Waters of Colorado River. Austin, Tex., March 18. The plans of I J. C Dumont for rebuilding a big dam across the Colorado river were approved by the city council and Business League at a meeting which lasted all night The contract calls for a dam 1400 feet. long, 65 feet high and will create a lako 30 milen long. The cost will be $1,000,000. The contract is to be ratified by, a popular vote. The old dam broke about 10 years ago and did great damage. CLOSING THE CASE $ OF MATBRAY PEOPLE. Council Bluffs, la., March 28. The closing arguments in the & sut against J. G. Maybray and v- his codefendants, charged with swindling by falke races and O- othpr means, began this morn- ing. 9- It is expected that the case 9- will get to the jury late Sat- 9 urday afternoon. LABOR LEADER URGES COMPENSATION LAW Austin, Tex., March 18. Labor com missioner Myers today announced that he will submit to the state labor con vention at Galveston April 12, a plan for the convention to endorse a repeal of the employers' liability act and in Its stead seek the enactment of a com pensation law by the next legislature. The bill will provide that large Indus tries compensate Injured employes. BANK CASHIER TAKEN TO FEDERAL PRISON San Antonio, Tex., March IS. Will F. Woods, former cashier of the defunct Woods National bank, was taken from here to Leavenworth, Kas., today, where he will serve eight years in the federal penitentiary. He was convicted on the charge embezzling the bank's funds. of SENATOR DANIEL NO BETTER. Daytona, Fla., March IS. The condi tion of senator John W. Daniel is said to be practically the same today. He is still unable to resognize anyone. AT KANSAS CITY and Colorado argued for a readjustment of rates. It is estimated that if the interstate commerce commission upholds the con tention of complainants, a benefit of from 20 to 35 percent in freight rates vlll accrue to the southwestern points. Missouri river shippers argued against he proposed reduction in the belief that their business will be seriously crip pled in favor of the jobbers of the southwest. AAAAAAAA 1 9 9 9 9 9WV9V9'99'9''99 i-4 Records in Juarez Do Not Show That District Clerk Has Gone Cut of It. LICENSE FEES ARE PAID IN HIS NAME Following the recent agitation against keno games In Juarez, it was reported that district clerk Ike Alderete, of El Paso, had sold the keno game In that city the Crystal but the records of the officials In Juarez do not make any such showing. On the contrary they show that the last license fees were paid on the place in the name of Alderete. El Paso and Jnares Protest. In the discussion for and against Sat urday afternoon store closing El Paso merchants used keno as an argument. Their men would play keno all the IKE ALDERETE. more they said, if Saturday- night and evening was left open for idleness. In a recent number of El Trabajo, a Juarez periodical, a prominent Mexican offi cial appeared dn print with a strong article against keno. Always Crowded. At week ends keno houses are crowd ed for six hour sa day. Often more wo men than men are found at 'the long tables amid the howling of numbers! and the grumbling of losers. And many women are accompanied by, children; almost every night finds at least one child sleeping by the slde-of a gambling woman. Familiar faces to the El Paso man are seen, clerks from big stores, young business men, uniformed street car people, soldiers from the fort. Then there is the smattering of tour ists, who play, only to. say they. have played, as does the Americans at Monte Carlo. - , "The Crystal." The Crystal, one of the largest kerio houses, Is" located first "on, Calle Com ercio as the street cars arrive. This keno house is well known among j American patrons. I is dperated in the I name of Isaac Alderete, clerk of the ! district courts of. El .Paso, according to the acting, treasurer of Juarez. The I monthly tax of $275 has been "paid in the name of I. Alderete, the official says. ( It is rumored that ' fearing the growing j against the game, I gambling holdings clerk Alderete. public feeling has sold his to an El Paso Physician and others. But if the records of the Juarez treasurer may be taken as conclusive, no transfer has yet been officially credited. , Gamblers Afraid of Keno. One Juarez official declares that - Paso need not cry out against "gamb ling Mexico." when a court official from El Paso will champion the game which Mexicans avoid as a plague. The per centages against the player in keno are so heavy that gamblers seldom tackle the game It is a "piker's" game. "House", Never Loses. PJay on each "lay" is not longer than ' "Just One More Poor Old Far below Chihuahuaita, across wastes of rubbish and sand, close by the muddy, slothful river, is Ciudad Chamizal. It is so called in jest, for only a dozen windworn adobe shacks oomnosA thf Httle" "city" in this dis- puted zone, where only the poorest of j the poor attempt to live. In the first of the adobe houses, as the pedestrian reaches a spot -a. mile or j more down the railroad rightofway j from the nearest bridge, ies a man , on his deathbed, so it is believed by all of Ciudad Chamizal. The man is Ra mon Soto, a laborer. Xo Money la Purse. There is no wife to nurse the fall ing workman; the wife has been dead a year and more. But there are many children five in all and children are the sunshine of life, even to the very poor. But the five daughters of Ra mon Soto cannot work. Usovia Soto, almost a woman, must nurse the dying father and care for four little sisters, the smallest almost a babj'. Since the father fell sick, two weeks ago, struck by an unknown, harrowing" malady, there has been no money "in the household purse, and . no food In the household larder. A daily allow ance of tortillas and black beans, prof fered by poverty stricken neighbors, Marlon, Ark., March IS. Bob Austen and Charles Richardson, negroes, rrere lynched early today in the court house square by a mob of 300 men. , The victims are charged with aiding a jail delivery here Monday night. v j Richardson confessed complicity and implicated Austen. Early thio morning a mob formed and forced an entrance to the Jail, seized the negroes and banged them? IVOGUE STORE SITE OFFERED FOR HOTEL Owners Are Willing to Take Price of Property in Stock in Hotel. The hotel committee of the chamber of commerce is holding another meeting this afternoon to consider the offer of George Look, Z. T. White and others to furnish a site for the proposed new hotel. The site which is being con sidered by the special committee has a frontage of 73 feet on El Paso street, where The Vogue store"1 Is now located, and will have a frontage of 274 feet on West San Antonio street when it is opened through So.ora. The proposed plan Is to build the first floor of the hotel building 73 by 274 on El Paso, West San Antonio and Santa Fe streets, and to make the re maining nine stories of the ten story building 50 by 274, which would give all of the rooms above the first floor an outside elevation. It is said that the owners of this property are willing to take the entire amount of the sale price of this prop erty in stock in the new hotel and the committee- is considering the offer se riously. five minutes. It Is no secret that 15 percent is kept by "the house" from every board. This is the business of the game. According to frequenters of the houses, "lays" average from $20 to $25 at each five, minute play- The average for "the house," it is said, Is $18 an hour at least. It is not neces sary to cheat the player at keno. The player does that iiimself when he plays. The players merely gamble with each other's money and the "house" gets a percentage for operating the game. BOOTLEGGER ESCAPES FROM A LOUISIANA CONVICT CAMP Shreveport, La., March 18. Authori ties here today requested the governor of Louisiana for requisition papers on Texas to secure Louis Bergman, arrested at Fort Worth and wanted here for es caping from a convict camp while serv ing a four months' term for violation of the prohibition laws. v Bergman owned a. saloon and is well known. CONFERS WITH TEXANS ON HOOK WORM CAMPAIGN New Orleans, La., March IS. Wycliffe Rose, field secretary for the Rockefeller sanitary commission, which will use the $1,000,000 fund to exterminate the hook worm in southern states, left here to day for Houston, where he will confer with the health officers. He will then visit other Texas cities. FIRE IN TEXAS TOWN IS PUT OUT BY RAIN' Walnut Springs, Tex., March IS. The Cunningham building 'Occupied by the Williams hardware company, was de stroyed by flames late yesterday, caus ing a loss of $8000. A hard rain pre vented the flames spreading. Many farm implements were ruined. The origin of the fire is unknown. BALLINGER-PINCHOT HEARING POSTPONED Washington, D. C.,. March 18. Owing to conditions prevailing In the house, where a memorable fight against the house rules Is still going on, it was im possible to secure a quorum In the Bal- linger-Pinchot investigating committee J this morning and adjournment was taken until 10 tomorrow morning. m fing fH8H!7n Mexican Man Wasting Away." never has found its way anywhere but down five throats. Family Is Hungry. When the Herald reporter reached the Ciudad Chamizal yesterday after noon, the Soto family were hungry and excited. Aid from "the big building" at El Paso had been summoned, but by some misunderstanding, perhaps, no physician came. Instead a bottle of ! medicine arrived. Then came a priest, i He administered the medicine of re- ligion. Incidentally he -hinted that Ra mon Soto could not live. But the good father was no doctor. There are no roads leading directly to Ciudad Chamizal. Only ribbons of steel direct the way. either from the hridere down the rivpr tn v. . i from the noisy shops at the north For I "Last ni&ht Dr' Cary lun?self directea that reason the district hardlv is 'con- ! an ambulance to the Soto home and the sidered within the limits of El Paso man was removed to the county hos- although in reality Chambai Is Claimed lM' At VJmI 8!stea-fcM by the city claimed uaually do the Ignorant Mexicans when A Pitiful Soon a hospital Is suggested, although the in Cindad 2t , e', man himself desired to go to the in- In Ciudad Chamizal, air is free, wa- ! mrmarv. He was removed only after ter drawn from the river costs noth- j a deiuge of tears from the large and ing, -no rents need be paid, but food smau members of the, Soto flock, and medicine -cost as elsewhere. Let j. As yetr no action has" been taken to the doubter go down the ribbons of relieve the condition of the unfortunate steel, across the wastes of sand, down children who are on the charity of some to Ciudad Chamizal, where live the So- almost equally poor relatives and neigh tos six, dying father, pallid children, bors. Order of Judge Maxey to structs Him to Gather Data With That End in View . If It Is Necessary Hearing Opens in El Paso With W. E. Anderson on Witness Stand. The hearing of testimony In the El Paso water company receivership case opened in federal court today, exgov ernor Jos. D. Sayers presiding in his capacity of master in chancery, under appointment of federal judge T. S. Maxey. The receivership, as The Herald pointed out,months ago, is liable to be a two-edged affair, for the master has been order by the court to take testi mony relative to rates and to ascertain and report to the court if present re turns are inadequate, what rates should be charged to operate the plant and pay a just return upon the Investment and create a sinking fund for the payment of all indebtedness. In other word the court assumes the power to Increase the rates regardless of the city fran chise provision, If the present rates are considered inadequate, just as The Herald pointed out would be the case in the event of a receivership, and as mayor Sweeney warned over a year ago. City Officials' Statement. City officials acting mayor Robinson and city attorney Co Id well admit that this is possible, thojh officially they refuse to admit that the court has such a right. In a signed statement, these two officials say in part: "The governor's instructions from judge Maxey seem to direct him among other things to hear testimony as to what tho water rates should be in or der to earn a fair dividend on the capi tal necessary to supply the city with water, the rates fixed by the water com pany's charter from the city not to be the basis of the investigation but rather what the rates ought to be in or- der to yield a reasonable profit. While the city does not for one moment ad- mit that the law will allow the rates to be raised beyond the charter maximum In order that the water company may make even a reasonable profit, yet the court has the power to raise the rates to a figure beyond the maximumand it Is not Impossible that it may do so." The Court Order. That part of judge Maxey's order set ting aside the "minimum rate" decision and ordering the master in chancery to take testimony in the case, says a or.r,nrfnr to the court that ' evidence should be taken as to the ef- -j itnin --f tVi nrdor nf ' January 17 1910. hereby suspended, as i well as to what the revenues of the re- ceiver of the International Water com- ; pany are and will be under the schedule j of ratps now in force, and as to what i Improvements should be made in the pianx oi sum w.t.J w , ::. wiucn sxipuiates the terms of the con- ceiver to efficiently discharge his trust. tract between the Jnternational Wate and as to what the cost of the same ( company aml the cit .ere Introduce would be. and as to what rate would at the morniuff sessIon exhibits A necessarily be charged to enable the re- and B. fa exmoits A eelver to make the said improvements General manager W E Anderson of and to yield a just return upon the in- the -ater Romany was the first wit vestment, and to set asioe a safe and ness called b th attorn f the corn reasonable sinking fund to protect the pa Jud Coldwell. reDresentin- the property and to ma.c -ch ja d questioned the generil'nfanaeer'o? ary repairs, reuCwo u c'"""vr" as may be made necessary by the growth By T. G. Turner hunger, misery, with death to come. Dying 3Ian to Honpitnl. Notified of the Ciudad Chamizal case fjy The Herald, assistant counts' health officer French S. Cary visited the Soto home. He found the man in a serious condition, suffering from a dangerous nnmimonla. ..octiMtinn found that one of the i neighbors had called at the county dis- , pensary and asked for a physician. But ' tho woman could not give any address, tho woman and on saying that the man was suf fering from a bad cold she was given some medicine. The health department was not notified that the man was in any way dangerously 111. nor of the condition of his large family, Dr. Cary savs. the Master in Chancery In and development of the city, It Is the order of the court: "That Joseph D. Sayers, esquire, of Austin, Travis county, Texas, be and he is hereby appointed a master in chan cery, with instruction to- take such tes timony as will enable the- court to f ully and properly consider arid determine the matters and things herein Involved, and to that end, the master may also, and In addition to such testimony, procure and1 submit statements from the proper authorities of other cities in this state, as- to the manner and the expense in volved of supplying such cities and the residents therein with water facilities, and the cost to the takers of water, with such information as may be pertinents "The master will submit his report, which shall include his findings and rec ommendations, together with the testi mony taken, to this court at the April session thereof, at El Paso, Tex. and on or before April 15-nebct- ' "The receiver will pay the expenses (duly Itemized) actually Incurred by the master In the performance of hi? duties the fixing of the master's compensa tion being reserved until the conclusion of his services and his final report. "The clerk, will duly enter this order of record at the El Paso, division of the court and deliver to the' master a cer tified copy thereof. Ordered at chambers at Austin. Tex., this the 24th day of February. A. D 1910. "T. S. Maxey, Judge." (Ent. Order Book 1, page 117.) Evidence for Court. Tne evidence which will be taken in this hearing will be submitted to judge Maxey, together with the master's rec ommendations and the attorney's excep tions at the April term of the United States court held here on ADril 15. Wir- j nesses will be Introduced by the defend- ant water company,' the association which Is called the water users assocl ation. the attorney for the receiver of uie international Water company and the attorney for the city. Should it be necessary in order to obtain all the facts In the water case, other witnesses will be called by the anaster in chancerv in order to obtain a report to submit to judge Maxey as Is possible to obtain. The hearing opened this morning with the attorneys for the various Interests present and with judge Sayers presid ing. The International Water company wa? represented hy W. H. Burtres: for -!. 'at' $ w- B Brack S present: lUdCe .T. JI. RnrHn riiinro - Wallace and P. E. Gardner appeared or Vater Users'association." W. -u- -oiawell represents the city. Ordinances Read. Th tn 0,t ft-it--, , ,. , oe and the one nIch as' amended andJ tne water plant as to the conditions at the mesa and Watts plant, the nuantfu- of water each produced and quality of the water from each well. The amount of solids in the products of the two plants their value for domestic and manufac- (Continued from Page Six.) IS Htibb Fort Worth, Tex., March IS. Texas koss carried off first prizei at the fat stock .show today. Tom Roberta, of Iowa Park, owns aload which captHred the highest honors, which sold for 911.50 per hundredweight, the highest price ever paid for hogs In Texas. The load exhibited by W. M. Roberts, of Frisco, took second honors. They sold for $11.20. Muskogee, Okla., March IS. A hitter fljrht for the Oklahoma field for pool room sen ice commenced here today when a suit xrss. filed in the su perior court by Rlcker and, company, oj Tulsa, agents for 3Iurihy Bros. Xewi company, of Chicago, to perpetually restrain the Derby pool room at MHskegee from representing the Interstate Xems Bureau, of Cincinnati, from receiving and distributing race reports. Oklahoma hai no Inn against pool rooms, aud consequently offers a rich field i i 1 ill I i-ss I iy uUlibnuk) 111 TURMOIL IN All Night Session Followed . by Lively Scenes in Early Morning Hours. "BEOTLAES" ARE READY TO TRADE Agree to a Conference With Insurgents and Democrats, Cannonism Hit Hard. "Washington, D. C., March 18. The control of the rules committee of the house, which has been the principal weapon of the speaker's absolute dom inationbf that body, hangs in the bal ance with the prospect that It will he broken. One of the greatest flghtsr In the history of the lawmaking body of the nation is now in progress. After lasting all night, a temporary armistice has been" called to give the leaders a chance to confer and" a compromise seems certain one" that -will strip the speaker of much of his dictatorial power. The election of minority leader Champ Clark as speaker was seriously I considered today by some of the regu lar, Republicans. They say they would follow a Democrat In preference to . Republican who defies the majority of his party. This course would be con tingent upon a defeat of the organiza tion in the present crisis. The Recess. At 2 oclock this afternoon the house, after being in session since yesterday morning, took a recess until four J oclock. This, the fourth test of strength. .... . . - was carried, by a vote of 161 to 151 amid deafening yells. In the meantime a committee of in surgents will meet a committee of 'regulars' and endeavor to agree on a resolution increasing the membership oZ tho committee on rules. During the morning a meeting with this, object was held, hut no- definite understanding reached. . One thing seems certain the elimin ation of the speaker as a member of the committee will be Insisted upon. What this afternoon will bring forth In this history .making fight against speaker Cannon and the house organ ization, remains to be seen. Nine Insurgents voted with the regu lars on the motion to recess, in order to get time to consider a compromise. All Nischt Flfrkt. All night and" until late this morning (Continued on page Six.) and Hecoad RECORDS SGI 1.