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B Paso, Texas,
Thursday f venino,
ftlarcfi 24, 1910 I2Pages
All the News
Rerafd Prints it first
While It' Fresh.
El Paso's Guest, Robert Scott Lovett
IN SAME "k""
vSi (233a
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Also Says He is Only an Employe and " Writes Subject
to Approval of the General Manager' Admits That
His Estimates "Were Only Guess Work and That
He Took For Granted Statements That
He Did Not Himself Verify.
Admitting: that every expression in
the editorial attacks on the Interna
tional "Water company, appearing in the
El Paso Morning Times "is a matter
of hearsay," and that he has "written
the editorials -with no data supplied,"
- the testimony in part of J. C Tlp-
rFeditorlal -writer on the Times, dur
ing a grilling examination yesterday
afternoon by attorney W. H. Burges,
representing the water company stock
holders in the case now being heard by
governor Sayers, master in chancery
Tipton also itestified that the state
ment appearing Tuesday morning, in
which lhe Times said that "It is re-
Dorted and has not been successfully
nenled that many thousands or aouars
of its (-water company) stock "was
given for 'influence' in promotion" was
carried to him by "report," but he was
unable to name a single informant.
Sensational denunciations ana a
charge by attorney Burges that a cer
tain article appearing in the Times was
"manifestly false," finally resulted in
governor Sayers refusing to permit the
examination to proceed further and ex
cusing Tipton.
Heated Answers.
Several times during the examination.
the questions and answers became so i
hotri iht t-h mnster admonished both
attorney Burges and the witness that
he -would be forced to end the contro
versy unless it was conducted in an
orderly manner. He was at last com
peled to close the affair
The testimony of Tipton was heard
by receiver Wyatt of the water com
pany; W- E. Anderson, superintendent;
W. E. Race, assistant manager, and
others. .Attorney Burges, who is con-'
ducting the examination, did not en-
3AnM 4- aaj-aq1 4Via fart- Vo Via trac
(nAAnaA AtTAf Vo ii I f 1T-1 Q 1 C TtVi 1 f Vl TtaVf
appeared, -was prompted several times
by Mr Anderson. Following his leav
ing the stand. Tipton went to receiver
Wyatt and shook hands with him. At
torney Coldwell, for the city, refused
to cross-examine Tipton-
Merely Made Guesses.
The opening" of the examination -was
purely perfunctory but trouble wa; pre
cipitated when Tipton admitted that he
was the author of an editorial appears
Jng recently in -which it was .stated that
& pumping plant could be installed in
El Paso for $500;009. He shortly after
ward stated that his conclusion was
based on the Installation of an electric
light, water plant and sewerage system
at AJeianuna, XjO-, lur auu,uuu. ne iin-
mediately admitted, however, that he
knew nothing of the construction of a
water plant; that his estimate -was made
in the" rough; that he had not considered
how many wells would be necessary to
supply El Paso with water; that he had
not taken into consideration how many
pipe lines would be necessary, or how
many meters it would be necessary to
Testimony In Full.
Tipton's testimony "n full, as taken
by the official stenographer, follows:
John -C. Tipton, witness for defendants,
being duly sworn according to law, tes
tified as follows:
-Mr. Burges: State your name.
X- JC." Tipton John C. Tipton.
Q. State your experience In the con
struction of waterworks.
A. I Tiever had any.
Q. Please state what experience you
have had x in pumping water through ' a
waterworks plant- '
Sam Francisco, Cal March 24. The Call this morning says:
"The Pennsylvania railroad is headed for the Pnclflc coast. It Is prepar
ing to make lts way to California through the ajcency of the Santa Fe, and
the plans, It Ib said, contemplate the ultimate union of the tvro companies. For
the present the Pennsylvania has begun to purchase Santa Fe stock on an
extensive scale. It proposes to dominate the affairs of the western road and
thus acquire through trackage from ocean to ocean.
"It Is known that the directors of the Pennsylvania regard any announce
ment at this time as premature, as the plans have not progressed sufficiently to
-warrant a definite statement. There la every evidence, however, that the Penn
sylvania lines hae taken over the Harriman holdings in the Santa Fe to the
amount of $10,000,000. Such a merger wotdd give a total trackage of 34,000
miles. It woHld bring Into being the strongest competitor that has ever con
fronted the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific'
Cairo, Egypt, March 24. This has
neen Roosevelt day in Cairo, the old
and new civilization of the Egyptian
metropolis cooperating to give the dis
tinguished American a welsome that in
cordiality and enthusiasm surpassed that
received bj- any other foreigner within
the memory of the present generation.
The train from Luxor bearing Col.
Roosevelt and the members of his fam
ily, arrived about 8 oclock and the vis
itors' first view of the capital was
across a sea of faces that appeared to
surprise the former president.
Hundreds of Americans were in the
rrowd and the demonstratidn "was tre
mendous as the expresldent alighted
from the train.
The Rooseveits were immediately driv
A. I never had any.
Q. "What position do you hold here in
A. I am editorial -writer for the Times
El Paso Morning Times.
Q. Look at that article (handing him
paper). Tid you write it?
A. I did.
Q. In here you state that "A conserva
tive estimate plnces the cost of an en
tirely new plant at $500,000." Do you
mean by that, a waterworks plant for
the city of El Paso?
A. I do.
Basis of His Knowledge.
Q. Where did you get your estimate?
A. That is based on the knowledge I
iaTe 0f tjie cost 0f other plants: my
memory is not good and it is impossible
1 for me on the supr of the moment to re
call the exact figures, but I do know
that the waterworks plant and the elec
tric light plant and tne sewerage plant
owned by the city of Alexandria, La.,
all cost less than ?300,000.
Q. They all get their "water from deep
wells, do they?
A. Tes, sir; 900 feet, 1200 feet and
1500 feet deep. I -think the shallowest
well was 900 feet. " Further back, I
know the city of Charlotte X. C, had
a -waterworks plant "which was sold to
the city after it had been owned by a
private corporation for, if my recollec-
tloc serves me right, $500,000
Xo Estimate for Pipe Line.
Q. How many wells were there in
A. There were six or eight wells there.
Q. And how far were they from town7
A, They were right in town.
Q. How long a pipe line did they
A. Do you mean for the distribution
Q. Yes.
A. They pumped it right in town.
Q. How much did you allow for the
six miles of pipe line here and pump
ing? A. I did not allow anything.
Q. "Why not?
A. For the simple reason that we have
a supply of water that is available right
here in the city.
Q. "Where is that?
A. In East El Paso.
Q. How far from .here? , -
A. '"Well, it is out in .East El Paso,
.right in vthe city of El Paso.
Q? How far is it from .the court
A T rn'- Irnmt" JinTirnTlm.ltplV n TTlilQ
Qr WQ jjjjie3
Q And we" haTe an adequate supply
there have we?
A. I am so Informed.
Got Information From S. L. Husrbes
Q. "Who were you so Informed by?
A. By S. L. Hughes.
Q. Is that your sole source of Infor-
A. "No, sir.
Q. "Well, -i-ho else told you that?
A. I don't remember.
Q. 'Has Mr. Hughes got a 10,000,000
gallon well out there?
A. No, I don't know as he has, but he
says there are 10,000,000 gallons of wa
ter that can be developed In East El
Paso by several wells.
"I Don't Know."
Q. How many connections did you
have In Alexandria?
A. I don't know. '
Q. How many miles of pipe did you
have there?
(Continued on page even.i
en to Shepard's hotel, where another big
crowd was In waiting and another noisy
demonstration occurred.
The guests at the hotel included many
Americans and from every flagstaff on
or near the building the Stars and
Stripes were flying. Indeed the whole
city, ancient and modern, Christian, and
Moslem, was ablaze with American.
This afternoon the state coach called
for Mr. Roosevelt and conveyd him to
Abdhi palace, where he was received by
Abbas Hilmi, khedive of Egypt-
The Rooseveits "will remain here a
week, and the program of entertainments
and sightseeing arranged will keep them
The Rooseveits will sail for New York
from Southampton, June 10.
Fighting Bob Evans and the
Hero of Ladysmith on
Stilwell Train.
There was Col. Bethell, D. S. 0., of
the English army; lord Enfield, finan
cier; Cecil Edgerton, nephow of the earl
of Ed?erton and Tlatunj Thompson
Baxton, fin icier; H. W- Burks, promi
nent member of the .London stock ex
cJhanje; Heathcott Armory, financier;
Douglas J. Xeal, London stock broker;
Graudville Farquahr, anenrber of the
London stock exchange, and many other
English men of money on the Stilwell
special train, which arrived in and de
parted from El Paso yesterday after
noon. It was the house of lords on
perhaps familiar -Admiral Sir I'ercy
But wait! there was one other, a name
Scott, hero of Ladysmith. Never heard
of him? Then 'here is a visitor known
to everv American. nlri nnd vniintr;
Rear Admiral Evans, "Fighting" Bob." J
xie was one ot tnein, not walking up
and down the platform as did the
English visitors, but sitting in his car
reading what was it? The Illustrated
London News. Such a task for an
American! But the hero of the "Spanish
Avar was reading an article ahout ship
building, so he may be excused. The
noted saijor was making one of his
longest trips on wheels, tne guest of an
old time friend, Charles C. Glover, a
prominent banker of Washington, D. C-
"I'm not tiie captain of this ship: let
him handle it," he said to a comolaiut
about the delay or the lack of delay or
something. "I ve never been in Mexico
before by rail," explained the admiral
to a Herald reporter. "But I've seen the !
country from ship more than once.
Xow I'm writing for the .magazines; not
doing much lecturing any more. After
an active career like mine, I can't be
"Light it on the starboard side," he
directed the porter, who was touching
a match to the gas. The admiral was in
a Jocular mood. He would tolerate none
of the traveler's complaints. "Custom
officers? After serving my county- all
these years would I cheat her out of a
penny? Why, JAr rather beat a cus
toms officer than eat pie." The admiral
wanked, and smiled all over.
There were 43 prospective investors on
the Stilwell special train, .which arrived
over -the E. P. &. SW. and departed on
bhe National Raihvav lines. Just IS of
them were Englishmen, guests of the
eWj r??d' al1 ro:mded up m London bv
Fred Hurdle, who represents the com
pany in England.
New Orleans, vLa., March 24. For the
purpose of strengthening the merger of
me western union with the telegraph and
telephone company, Eciward J. Hall, vice
president of the telephone companv and
Belvldere Brooks e-fnmi r,,oo"-
J the "Western Union, left late last night
iui nuusion.
The officials will visit a number of
Texas cities to investigate and plan
They have not yet decided -to go to
El Paso, but may.
Fort Worth, Tex., March 24. It is an
nounced here today that H. F Magee
fire chief of Dallas, will be boo'sted for
the presidency of the International as
sociation of fire chiefs when that organi
zation holds its annual convention at
.Syracuse, X. T.t August 23.
Washington. D. C. March 24 The
senate committee investigating the high
prices of food products has arranged to
take testimony of cattle ratsers at a
hearing next Tuesday. The cattlemen
from Texas and Colorado will be heard-
Philadelphia, Fn., 3Inrch 24 Disintegration of tho general strike called to
aid the trolley men of the Philadelphia Rapid- Transit company, contini,.
today. . -u
Hundreds of mill hands employed In the textile Industries, ' returned to
work andvbnllding operations were resumed in many parts of tho city. ,
Striking street car men are standing almost alone, but they hare resolved
to continue the fight. The traction company continues to increase Its car ser-'
vice with strikebreakers.
The committee of 10 of the Central Labor union, directing the general
strike, in its statement last night made no reference to the collapse of the
sympathetic strike, but said it is assured the company cannot hold out muo!
At a mass meeting of the striking motormen and conductors yestenlav
afternoon the stand of their lenders in refusing to accept the propoBltIon
made by tho company through mayor Reyburn was endorsed and It xras vot
not to return to viork until the company agrees to give tho men back their 11
runs. .
C O. Pratt, national orxrnnlzer, told the carmen not to worry about th -sympathetic
strikers who were returning to work, as it was best for them t
go back and give the carmen their financial support.
After being In session nearly all day yesterday at Wllkeshnrre, the execu
tive council of the State Federation of Labor came to the conclusion that It
would be inopportune to call a statewide strike.
This decision was reached unanimously and It Is said to have been hastened
by the action of the Textile Workers of Philadelphia, vtho went out on a sym
pathetic strike and then voted to return to work.
President Greennvralt was positive In his statement that the onlj- -way the
working classes in Philadelphia and throughout the state could get justice
was through the ballot. The council decided to give -every encouragement to
the plan to organize a labor party, ,
Judge Robert Scott Lovett was born,
in Cold Springs, San Jacinto county,
Texas, on the 22d of June? 1S60, theT
place of his birth, while the county seat
being today a village of but 500 Inhabi-,
tants. His parents were William and
Susan (Hardy) Covert, the father hav
ing been previous to Nthe civil- war a
welltodo planter and' slave owner.
It was tne intention of theefder Lov
ett that his son should study medicine,
but in this he was opposed, by the boy's
natural Inclination toward the practice
of law. These differing v.Iews at last
brought ..abput q separation, the ' son
leaving nome at tne age of 15.
Grubbed Stumps.
The construction of the Houston, -East
& West Tdxas rail way1' was -then pro
gressing, and young. Lovett was among
the many well born lads who attained
employment An connection with an en
terprise looked upon in this out of the
way community as jof..the. highest Im-
Began Life as a Grabber of
Sttoips: ijow. HeaTds
Greatest American
Baihvay System i
portance. He "grubbed-" 'stumps, cut
tle:,and saved his wages, j
It was not long before he had suffL
oient money to justifyvhlmin seeking an
education at Houston, and there he had
a most encouraging, teacher in 'the p"J
son of the sister of Hoke Smith. lat
governor of -Georgia.. ' Th,ere,. too. he
first met Lavinia Abercromble, daugh- J
ter of, a wealthy T.exas -family. She be- I August Dumont, Paducah; George E.
came his wife at Huntsville .in thactl Whitney, Texas City; William R. Dol
state on the 29th i of iQetcber. 1SD0. i son..Jewett; Thos. B. Dillingham. Win-
A Station Agent.
When his funds, were exhausted he
reiurneu to ine employment ot tne new
railroad, becdmfng Its station agent at
the town of Shepard, and also working
as a clerk In a general cpuntry store. 1 .'
Annnlnted Mil lrlr n ila rno V - nf'1nu- i
X'J--." "'- -.. . w. .uauj umvw
at Houston, he resumed his studies,
studying Latin ahdlaw , after office
hours. In December, 1SS2, he was ad
mitted to practice at the Texas bar, and'
was soon thereafter appointed to the
legal staff of the road to whose con
struction he'had contributed manual la
bor." Lafer. He became the attorney at
Dallas for the Texas & Pacific, for
which, rcfad'' in time' he' became general
attorney for the. state. -As such he "met
and formed an intimate acquaintance
with the Jaute Jay Gould. , '
-This was" followed by the formation
in Houston of the law firm- of Baker,
Botts, Baker &. Lovett. This firm be
came attorneys for the Southern Pa
cific, of which Judge Lovett 'became
the corporate 'lawyer, thus bein'g
brought into association with the late
Collis P. Huntington.- In the position I
.just namea ne was notary, 'successful
in many or tno numerous legal. contests
uLweeu tne rauroaa ana tne state.
Advanced by Harriman. .
When, In 1901, Mr.' Harriman bought
control of the Southern Pacific, judge
Lovett was continued as Its legal rep
resentative in Texas. In January, 1904,
he was brought to New York and made
general counsel of the Union Pacific,
the Southern Pacific and their affiliated
lines, the whole popularly termed the
"Harriman system." He also became
president of the Galveston. Harrisburg
& San Antonio, and the Houston, East
& West Texas line, la connection with
which he had his first employment as
a boy, as well as a member of the di
rectorate of the Oregon Railroad and
Navigation company, the Oregon Short
Line, the Southern Pacific and the
Union Pacific. In September, of this
year, he was chosen as chairman of
the executive committee of the Union
Pacific and Southern Pacific companies.
Judge Lovett is a Democrat, and at
tends, but is not a member of, the Bap
tist church, resides at the hotel Majes
tic, New York; has offices at 120 Broad
way, and Is a member of the Bar Asso
ciation of the City of New York and of
the Metropolitan and Lawyers' clubs.
Friend of Hnrrlman.
His friendship was among those most
-cherished by Mr. Harriman, who had
for his ability also the warmest admlra-
tion. His experience, knowledge and
natural adaptitude to the mighty1 busi
jiesj: jn which he is now ..the .central fig-ure-
made him the logical choice for
the position he-now holds-- No vital
qhaager were necessacy. by his election, j
for he :had long been responsible fori
Liiy iittiiiLuiu uune-4 now oniciany
brought under his maerly care.
Washington, D. 'C. March 24. Presi
'dent Taft today appointed the following
Texas postmarters: George' Sullivan.
Comanche: Robert F. kelson. Gorman;
Thomas Bloss, Honey Grove; Edwin
-Fore. Pittsburg; Andrew. Hill, San Saba;
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- Trinidad, Colo., March 21. Harry E. Kelly, postmaster ttt Lynn, N. M., is
in jail here, charged with having obtained between $3000 and. $4000 by issuing
postofflce orders to his wife and creditors.
' Orders signed .by Ivelly rwere honoretl by banks and postofflces In this sec
tion. Kelly is a nephew of T. T. Kelly, former state treasurer of Kansas.
Addis, Abeba, Abyssinia, March 24 King Mcnellk Is said to be dying.
Ras Tesama, the recent, with the approval of the principal chiefs, took over
the rclHs of government today.
The safety of foreigners Is assured.
The Leading Contestants in The Herald's
Popular Voting Contest
H. M. J7alker, Morenci, Ariz. ...... 61,700
R. H. Molineaux, Madera, Chih., Mex. ; 60,800
Mrs. H. W. Townsend, Alpine, Texas 43,600
Miss Minnie Campbell, Maria, Texas 35,500
Mrs. I. D. Miller, Franklin, Tesas 30,580
Miss Fay McKeyes, Deming, N. M. -. 28,125
Miss Goldie Blumenthal, Douglas, Ariz. 25,100
Bob Roberts, Las Cruces, N. M. 24,200
George Baber, Chihuahua, Mex. Jff20,ap0
Miss Edith E. Cameron, Alamogordo, If. M. 9P1 19I65
Miss Elsie Harrington, Globe, Ariz- 3C..K. 18,780
Complete list of contestants will be found"on page 8.
Comes With His Party This
Evening on Special Train
on Inspection.
Now Head of Greatest Rail
road System in Country.
A Native of Texas,
Robert Scott Lovett, Texan first, rail
road magnate second, will arrive in El
Paso about 6 oclock this evening. Tha
new president of Harriman lines is mak
ing his first official tour and with him
come many prominent officials.
Judge Lovett began his career by
"grubbing" stumps along a Texas rail
road, now a part of the great system ha
heads. He worked up to the position o
station agent, and then began a rapid
and brilliant rise. He was at one tima
a resident 'of Houston and folk of tha
eastern city received him. warmly. la face
all Texas has given judge LoVett a
warm and cordial reception.
Personnel ef Parry.
The Lovett special will be escorted
over the local division of the G. H. &
S. A. by superintendent G. S. Wald, of
El Paso. Among those of the party are:
Judge Robert S. Lovett. president of tha
board of directors of the Harriman
lines; Julius Xruttschnitt, vice presi
dent and director of the maintenance and
operation; J. C. Stubbs, vice president
and director of traffic; E. O.
McClintook, vice president of the
Southern Pacific, just recently pro
moted; Robert H. Goelet. C. C. Still
man, connected with the City National
bank of New York city, making a study
and inspection of the country and road
from a physical standpoint, and vice
president Thornwell Fay, of Houston,
of the Sunset-Central line's.
Ib Special "Praia.
The party is traveling in a special
train. Just how long the officials will
remain here 'is not known. They -will be
met by leading El Pasoans and a din
ner will be given in their honor if they
can remain over for it.
Waco. Tex.. March 24. It Is announc
ed here today that R. V. Davidson, gu
bernatorial candidate, will deliver his
opening campaign address here April 21.
and his adherents will meet .soon to ar
range for a large attendance.
Olahoma. Okla.. March 24 Josiah.
Gilbert was shot and Instantly killed by
his wife early this morning following a
quarrel at thei rhome here. They sep
arated a few months ago. The woman
has been arrested.
Washington. D. C. March 24. Repre
sentative Jack Beall, today accepted tha
invitation from the New "Fork Demo
cratic club to attend and speak at the
Jefferson day banquet there on Aoril
Washington. D. a, March 24. The ad
ministration railroad bill was largely
amended in the committee on interstate
commerce of the house.

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