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El Paso,, Texas,
Friday Evening,
March 25, 1910 I2Pagcs
All the XeTra
If eraf d Prints It first
Wkile It' Freb.
uUUul LUil I
Is a Man of Character and
Power; an Example of
Energy and Ambition.
Meets Old Friends in El Paso
and Smiles at Red Tie
Picture in The Herald.
By A. 31. Walker.
El Paso entertained a distinguished
Texan over night judge Robert Scott
IiOvett, once farmer -boy, station agent,
lawyer, corporation counsel, 'and now
president of the board of directors of
the Harrimar. dnterests and successor to
the late E. EL Harriman.
There is nothing of the railroad
wizard about judge X.ovett as there
was about E. H. Harriman. No secre
taries preceded him and there were no
flunkies to be seen before the distin
guished Texan could be reached. Wear
ing a dark business suit and a stiff
hat, judge Lovefct swung through the
doors of the St. Regis, where he spent
the night, apparently as care free as a
traveling salesman who had just sold
2. bill of fall goods.
"I am not saying anything- on my
present trip for publication because I
have nothing "to say," judge Lovett said
as he shook hands -with a small crowd
of personal friends of his former days
In east Texas. "I am going with my
party to Mazatlan on the west coast
lines of the Southern Pacific line in
Mexico and I will be in the west and
southwest for about three weeks, dur
ing which -time I will visrt the lines of
the Southern Pacific company in this
part of the country. Then I will xa
turn to Kew York."
Tiat Pe&HsylvaRia Story.
Judge Iovett was shown a press dis
patch fin The Herald, bearing a San
FrsnciscG date line, which stated that
the Call said the Pennsylvania line was
seeking a Pacific coast port by way of
the Santa Fe, having taken over the
holdings of the Harriman Interests in
th Santa Fe.
Tf there -was anything to it I would
not say anything about it for publica
tion," the head of the Harriman lines
said, after he had read the dispatch.
Epes Randolph, vice president of the
Arizona Eastern, the consolidated roads
formerly known as "the Randolph
lines," stated that he did not think there
was anything to such a report.
At the St. Regis, judge Iovett re
ceived a number of his former asso
ciates and friends whom he had met
while practicing before the San Antonio,
Austin and Houston courts. Judge
Frank G. Morris, before whom judge
Lovett appeared a number of times at
Austin when judge Morris was on the
bench there, was present when judge
Lrovett arrived from the union station,
where his special train -was parked.
Jiidge Morris; The Herald Picture.
"Well, judge Morris-how-dee-doo and
how are you? So you are located out
here in west Texas are you? "You are
looking fine."
While Julius Kruttschnitt, vice presi
dent of the Harriman lines under judge
IOvett, arranged about the rooms for
the jurist and the remainder of the
party, judge Lovett chatted with his
friends In the lobby of the hotel.
Ee. was shown a copy of The Herald
with'the red cravat showing plainly on
the shirt front of the likeness of him
self. A broad smile, which completely
engulfed the stern lines aroupd the
judge's mouth, spread over his face, and
he laughed as he showed the result of
the stereotyper's little prank to vice
president Kruttschnitt. When told that
Continued on Page Six.)
Washington, D. C, March 2.1. An Increase of 12,000,000 in the population of
the United State during the last 10 years and a decrease of about 5,000,000
In the number of available food animals Is the estimate made by the bureau
of statistics from the reports made by the census bureau and the department of
Another lesson In the lew of supply and demand deduced by the bureau
Is that the supply of food animals has gone down three percent, while the value
has increased 22 percent. p
Meantime the price of grains necessary to feed these animals has increased
from 30 to 73 percent.
A business administration of the school affairs of El Paso is promised.
Three business men of the city will become candidates for the offices of school
trustees at the forthcoming April .election. One may be at present a member of
the board W- L. .Gaines and his term is one that expires this year. He has
stood our against the extravagance of tne present board and maybe, will stand
(Continued on Page Nine.)
Pouring Into Wells, It Causes Tremendous Explosions; J
Boiling Down Mountains, It Sweeps Away Homes
of Peasants; Sending Up Hot Steam, It Suffo
cates the Frightened Populace.
Catania, Sicily, March 25. The official
report on the volcanic disturbance in
the Mount Etna district, whole confirm
ing the gravity of the situation, holds
out hope that the worst is over.
But conditions . are sufficiently had.
Four streams of lava from new craters
have united at the foot of Mount Cas
telazzo and formed a great river that is
bringing death and destruction to the
invaded districts.
. .This morning- the lava in the river
had extended nine miles from its source.
Thousands of people in the path of the
advancing flood have abandoned their
The roaring of Mount Etna continued
without interruption today and a rain of
cinders fell for miles around.
The Explosions Heard.
At many homes lava river Invaded cis
terns and caused destructive explosions.
Troops have been ordered to the vicin
ity and volunteers from neighboring1 vil
lages have come to aid the distressed.
King Victor Emmanuel has signified
his Intention of going personally to the
scene of the eruption and. -work to re
lieve the distress.
After reaching the valley, the lava flow
widened but diminished In velocity and
this afternoon the eruptions apparently
were decreasing In violence.
From Catania, a correspondent motor
ed In the direction of the mountain be
yond the village of aiascslucis. Twelve
miles in a direct llae 'from the crater,
a thick curtain of smoke was encoun
tered -which entirely concealed Etna.
Entire Population Gathers.
At Jflcolosl, 10 miles from the crater,
the entire population had gathered In
the square to watch the volcano, which
anoeared as a black: phantom above, i
The Southwestern railroad may extend to Tucson and Phoenix.
Under a Phoenix date line, a dispatch states that Walter Douglas, gen
eral manager of the Phelps-Iodge interests In the southwest, had announced
the probability that the El Paso & Southwestern would build from southern
Arizona to Phoenix.
"The company Is making surveys out of Hereford to Tucson," H. J. Sim
mons, general manager of the El-Paso & Southwestern railroad, said today.
"It Is also making surveys from Tacson to Phoenix, but everything Is tenta
tive. The surveys are simply for the purpose of exploring the country ana
srpttinsr Its uossibllltles. Understand
lng more than field exploring surveys. As for the reported extension of the
Uhc to Globe, there Is no idea of going to Globe."
The reason for starting the surveys from. Hereford, as explained by gen
eral manager Simmons, was that It is thought a better approach to Tucson
could be had by way of Fairbanks than by Benson. j
In the Arizona Republican an interview with "Walter Douglas Is lrinted
as follows:
"There has been absolutely nothing definite determined in regard to the
proposed expansion of the El Paso & Southwestern. I am here simply to look
o-er the ground. The building of the road will, depend entirely on the
amount of business that can be obtained. It is stllla question whether or not
the business that could be obtained in Phoenix would justify the extension
of the road.
Now and then it was Illuminated with
flashes of light appearing almost red.
Higher up the rain of cinders became
thicker and extended like a veil across
the mountain. A deep roaring was heard
and detonations like the sound of artil
lery followed one another In quick suc
cession while the earth shook under
Hot Cinders and Lnra.
The hot clnders covered the ground
like a thick carpet rendering walking
A peasant wa encountered coming
down. He said:
"The fire is rushing down, burning
everything. The lava Is like a red hot
Proceeding a little .further, four co
lossal columns of black smoke could be
observed. Occasionally they were cut
by flames of fire, presenting an awe
inspiring spectacle. Then the wind open
ed the elouds for a moment and a wide
strip of fire could be seen in the dls j
tance advancing with monstrona con- !
tortlons. It fell like a torrent from
Monnt Caprlolo, spreading out in the
valley below.
Many Houses Burled.
The lava flow hnd already reached the
vineyard seven miles from the crater,
and had burled many peasant houses. It
came in several streams and united
in one great mass about 20 feet high
and 1500 feet wide. Its velocity Trai
estimated at three to four feet a min
ute, varying according to the condi
tion of the ground. This mighty wall
of lava was yesterday not more than five
miles from Belpnsso and Xlcolosl.
The meteorological station on the
mountain side has been destroyed and
the village of Borrello is In serious dan
ger. that these are not proposed lines but noth- 1
Pittsburg's Cleanup Pro
' gram Is Being Given
an Impetus.
Pittsburg, Pa., March 25. The, graft
investigating grand jury returned three
Important indictments today. The men
named are William Brand, Hugh Fer
guson and Charles Stewart, all former
members of the city councils.
Accompanying the bills the grand jury
handed down a lengthy statement cover
ing graft exposure. This statement, it
Is said, contains the names of everyone
so far connected with the anti-grafl
crusade and lays bare the entire coun
cilmanic frauds of the Cast three years.
It is possible the court will order fur
ther indictments on the strength of the
grand jury's representation.
A startling phase of the presentment
is that large sums of money, according
to the grand jury, have been passed in
various bribe-giving and taking pro
cesses. Twenty-five former and present mem
bers of city councils were Indicted by
,the grand jury today.
Immediately unon handing down thA
.first 25 indictments the grand jury re
ported six additional true mils against
former councilmen, making a total of
31 Indictments.
Tomorrow being the Inst Snturdny of
the month, The Hernld carriers will pre
sent ills for the month of March. Sub
scribers will kindly note the abo-ve and
be ready for the boy-
Chicago, III., 3Iarch 25. Good Friday was marked by an unusually large series of crimes and disasters.
Fire la a furniture store in Chicago Is thought to have taken a toll of 20 lives.
At Fairfield, Iowa, H. D. McDonald, of Chicago, shot and killed his brde of six weeks' and then committed
suicide. MeDonald Is believed to have been Insane.
At Wabash, Ind., Verne Hartleroad fatally wounded his wife and his friend, J. Webb, with whom she was in
love, and who had rebuffed her, then he walked to jail and gave himself uP. ,
At New Orleans Alfred Mitchell, enraged because his wife went to the theater with her brother, taking the chil
dren with her, shot and fatally wounded her and seriously wounded his 12 year old son, 7 year old daughter, and
killed himself.
At Chanute, Kansas, Joseph Ii. Roe, local agent of the Standard Oil, was brained with a heavy club by an un
known person. i
A grim tragedy of the ocean wax revealed by the discovery In the mid-Atlantic by the German steamer Schwarz- .
fels of a big raft, -wave swept aad torn to fragments, a sailor's shirt flutter-lag from the broken mast.
At 1j30 oclock this afternoon 11 bodies had been recovered.
Union Labor Paper Says
They Are Not Asking for
Saturday Half Holiday.
Will a Saturday half holiday during
the summer be tne best thing for El
Paso? Do the merchants want it? Do
the clerks want it? Do the laboring peo
ple want it? Will it benefit anybody?
These are questions that are asked
every day, inasmuch as the women of
the Missionary Union have taken up the
question and have declared that the half
holiday must come.
The El Paso L.abor Advocate, edited
and published by Henry M. Walker, for i
many years himself a clerk and for sev
eral years an organizer of clerks, takes
a stand against the move. He declares
that the clerks have not been consulted
and do not favor the move- In his paper
this week the official organ of the
unions of El Paso he says:
"The Saturday half holiday. Humph!
"Merchants asked to close their stores:
sacrifice their best day of business in
ffiA -ttoTj- atij tall thAli nncVi y.c---m-i a vr.
the week and tell their cash customers
that their trader is not desired. That is
what Is. meant In the proposed Saturday
half holiday.
"The writer of this article was a clerk
for seven years in a retail store in Tex
as. He traveled nine years on the road
for organized labor, two years of that
time was for the Retail Clerks Interna
tional Protective association, the only
organization that ever accomplished
anything towards bettering the condi
tions of work and wages for retail
clerks. And during all his life he never
heard of such a preposterous proposi-
tion as that of closing the stores at noon j
on Saturday, the best day in the week I
for the merchant and the logical trading
day for the laboring" man and his family;
and that, too. In a city of less than 50,
000. where no store can afford to ignore
the trade of the working people.
"Again, after a careful canvass of -i
Paso retail crks and merchants It Is
found that more than four-fifths of
them are opposed to the Saturday half
holiday. And. why not? It would les
sen the business of the merchant", cur
tail the opportunity of the men and
women of manual labor to do their pur
chasing, and thereby in a direct manner
affect the employes of the retail stores
because that which affects the cash box
or tne srore v uuuuu iu injure Tne m-
m . i I !... J3 A.-. 1 J i. . I
OUU1I1IU1. 4lVfc..w. i
"No. It is not the "overworked clerk
that this movement is Intended to bene
fit, but there is another motive behind
the scene. It might be a 'trip to Cloud-
croft.' It may leak out innocently this
year In a similar manner to that of
"If this movement was in the interest
of the clerks of El Paso, then these same
clerks would be taken into consultation
as to the best means of procedure. If
that was done, it would be found that
four-fifths of the employe of EI Paso's
retail stores would say: 'Give us a half
holiday on Thursday or Friday, when
rest would benefit us, and when it will
not injure the business of our employ
ers.' By this scheme It would enable
the clerk to rentier a
more efficient
dav's service on Saturday; It would en
able the merchants to gecommodnte their I
cash customers, ana it would give ample
opportunlty to tne laboring men and !
their wives to do their shopping at the
tlmn -n-lion thftV have thA rmf .. t
UJC -.. r - - .;u m pajr.
The Patterson will case was compro
mised this afternoon.
The case was originally decided ad
versely to the contestants in the county
court by judge Eylar, after a jury had
disagreed, and then the contestants ap
pealed. The appeal had been called for
trial in the district court, but the set
tlement this nfternoon was by compro
mise, the contestants agreeing to accept
i I
ufl ILL
Texas Shippers Order Cars
to Get Their Cattle to the
Oklahoma Pastures.
San Antonio, Tex., March 25. Rail-
roads operating out of San Antonio have
orders for 4200 cars between now and
j April 10 to handle the greatest rush of
cattle ever known from this section to
Oklahoma pastures.
Drought and high prices of feed are
causing ranchmen to move their cattle.
Conditions Reported Bad in
Southern Arizona and
BIsbee, Ariz., March 25. Unless spring
rains come to their relief, the ranchmen
! ff eAnfh-n'oetoi'Ti Arhnna on1 nftrThern
of southwestern Arizona and northern
Mexico will suffer heavy losses on ac-
ofstation County Supervisor G. j!
McCabe stated that the grass is becom
ing scarcer and less nutritious and that J
he has seen hundreds of cattle so weak J
from lack of water and food that they
could hardly stand.
Unless rain falls within a snort time.
aid Mr. McCabe. "we will see a repeti- ?
tion of conditions which have wrought
such havoc among the cattlemen of this
EiTTDTi TnpG!rF'PfW"Ci
Loss At Pearee Mine in Ari
zona Is $150,000 New
Plant Burns.
Douglas, Xriz., March 25. The fine
plant erected, to treat low grade gold
ore at Pearee for the Commonwealth
mine, at a cost of $150,000. burned last
night. It was only partially covered by
Insurance. It was under construction
J iliViilllO i
-PI..A rvi.rTV.c.
A test was ade yesterday and it was
- ,A w.A r.wn -
One hunarea ana imy men wcc w
have been put to work.
Bnginemen and Managers
Select Men to Arbitrate
'Wage Scale.
..Chicago, 111.. March 25. A committee
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Enginemen met today to se
lect their arbitrator under the Erdman
law, to take up the question or a wage
Increase with the western railroads.
The railroad managers are also ex-
pected to choose their arbitrator to-
da v. and the two thus selected, have
five days in which to "select a third ar- I
x.,. I
certain property of the Patterson estate
in addition to that left in the will to
Mrs. J. A. Happer and her children.
Mrs. Happer Is the only daughter of
deceasd, Mrs. Lydia Pattrson, ana she
claimed that undue influence was used
to induce her mother to sign a will
which left the bulk of the property to
Millard Patterson, the husband, step-
(Continued on Page Nine.)
His Attorney Makes a Fight
Against His Appearance
at the Present Time.
Washington, D. C, March 25. Attor-
; ney Brandeis, representing Glavis and
others, surprised the Balllnger-inchot
investigating committee today, by de
c Iaring that he wished to call secretary
r.IInger as one of his witnesses.
, Attorney Vertrees. reoresentine- Mr.
Ballinger, promptly objected, saying
that Mr. Ballinger was the person most
interested in the inquiry, and the de
fence should be allowed discroAlon isto
'Alien he should appear. The committee
finally announced that It would deefde
the question in executive session.
Stephen D. Birch, manager of the
Morgan-Guggenheim syndicate in Alas
ka, took the stand. He recently ap
peared before the senate committee on
tPrr(tnripc nrtrl rm-a rha a-mn. a-l w.-m..
tod h he dJd b f
. -w
cerning an agreement with Cunningham
and others for the purchase of a half
' interest in thIr coal Alaska.
(Continued on Page Six.)
5 3 T S !Pi 3 11 isi f 11 is jv9 fas s jb& m a ;
u i hum ift iifiiii! I'ni'i
Last Testimony Offered This 'Morning and Records Will
Be Submitted as Soon as They Can Be Prepared
President Simmons on the .Stand Receiver J.
M. Wyatt Says Morning Paper Refused
to Look Over Books to Get Facts.
The hearing in chancery before for
mer governor Sayers of the case of the
city of EI Paso against the Interna
tional Water company, now pending in
federal court, is at an end. The attor
neys In the four sided action introduced
the last of their testimony and an
nounced their conclusion at 10:20 this
morning. At 10:30. the federal court
room, where the hearing has been held,
was deserted save by deputy clerk
Oliver, who was collecting the numerous
files, orders and entries in the action.
The final adjournment was not taken,
Date , 1910.
I nominate
State or Territory ,.-..!....
as the most popular candidate in the t4p-
Signed ."
Address ."
This nomination hlank counts for 500 votes fcr the candidate nominated
and only one nomination Wank will he counted for each person nominated.
A voting coupon will be found on another page.
Unable to Escape From the
Flames, They Are Roasted
in Sight of Human Eyes.
Pinned in on Floors .Above
the Raging Flames, Death
Easily Claims Them.
Chicago, IIL, March 25. Tweaty-tws
lives were probably lost this aasaiac ia
a fire which destroyed the 3j- Fish Fur
niture company's store at 1S66-8S Wa
bash avenue.
It Is knows that many employes were a
the fifth and sixth floors of the haCdiag
and, while seme may have escaped. It is
believed all perished. It will he hears
before the exact number- of dead Is
According to Mr. Fish, the fire start
ed when an employe went Into the fin
ishing department on the f oarth floor to
get alcohol for a cigar lighter. The
electric spark: of the lighter, according
to 3Ir. Fish, started the fire whick
quickly reached cans of benzine and ex
plosions followed.
The financial loss is placed at 930O,
000. The spread of the flames throughout
the upper floors was almost Instantane
ous and when the girls rushed to the
stairways, they found their escape cut
off. They turned to the front of the
bnildln. smashing windows. One er
! tx aB were Xata11 iJred.
'xae cosapaay also nad tne store ea
State street, separated by aa alley from
the Wabash avenue store. These ia the
J State street store coald see the girls or
the fifth and sixth fleers ef the burn
ing structure rushing hack: and forth
screaming for ''help."
At times they clang to each other;
then some disappeared with hair and
clothing ablaze.
Floresville, Tex., March 25. Pablo
Numas -was shot and Instantly killed
here late yesterday afternoon by Xe
mencio de iLazerda in the former's sa
loon. The Mexicans were preparing to
go fishing when a quarrel arose and
Hazerda fired two bullets into Numaa's
however, until an agreement was en
tered into by attorney Coldwell.. repre
senting the city, and attorney Surges,
representing the water company, that
may result in exgovernor Sayers post
poning the filing of his report until April
25, rather than April 15, as was ordered
by federal judge Maxey. The post
ponement is subject to the approval of
judge Maxey, who will be communicated
"with today. In the event the post
ponement is allowed, the attorneys will
not file their briefs until April 10.
(Continued on Page Two.)
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