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Saturday, March 26, 1910.
tafelihea April, 1881. The El Paso Herald includes also, b7 absorption as4
succession. The Dally News, The Telegraph. The Telegram, The Trlbuna,
The Graphic, The Sun, The Advertiser, The Independent,
The Journal, The Republican. The Bulletin.
Matured, at iha EI Paso Postcfflce for Transmission at Second Class Rates.
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&!& to the serrJce of the people, that no good cause shall lack a chan
plan, and that evil shall not thrive unopposed.
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The Dally Herald Is delivered by carriers In El Paso. East El Paso. Fort
Wim and Townc, Texas, and Clud&& Jo&rez, Mexico, at 60 cents a month.
A subscriber desiring the address on his paper changed will pl&ase state
te Us osununicatJon both the old and the n&ar address.
ofcscribrs falling to get The Herald promptly should call at the office a
JeB-hoae No. 115 before f:20 . ra. All complaints will recciva prompt attea-
ThevHerald bases
all advertising
contracts on a
guarantee of more
than twlc9 the
circulation of any
other El Paso.
'Arizona, New
Mexico or west
Texas paper.
Daily average 10.
008 copies.
The Association 9$ American
AtTTSCtusrs has cntmmrri and cerbfied to
" ths cbculthos of this
report of rich euainaiioa is on file si the
' New York office of the AKodfttioa. No
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Merchants To
I If 20 sense will the proposed retail merchants' association conflict with the
activities of the chamber of commerce. On the contrary, the new association
will be a valuable branch or ally of tie chamber. The retail merchants' asso
ciation will have special work to do that cannot be attended to by the chamber
of commerce as a whole, but its success will depend absolutely upon the co
operation of the merchants themselves and the general public There is no dis
position whatever to separate their activities from those of other members of
the business community.
The retail merchants of El Paso are unanimously in favor of the proposed
new association. Although competition among different merchants in the same
line may 'at times be quite sharp, there are nevertheless many lines along which
their interests are identipaL Through such an association the merchants can
develop the retail trade of this city as a whole, induce people to come in from
outside to trade, foster a local sentiment of patronizing home merchants, secure
freight adjustments, prevent imposition by fake advertising promoters, dis
courage all the illegitimate, costly, and worthless premium, stamp, and gift
schemes, regulate and improve the conditions of work for employes, agree upon
holidays and closing hours, and, in general, bring the whole united body of
retail merchants into line to promote definitely the public welfare and the
progress of the city.
One of the first definite plans to be put into effect by the association will
be the inauguration of a fare rebate system to encourage the outside people to
come here to trade. This plan works successfully in many cities, and it should
be particularly applicable to El Paso, because of the long distances, and heavy
transportation charges. Our merchants can well afford to make liberal offers
of fare rebates, if by so doing the people from the outlying and distant towns
ran be induced to come here to do their retail trading. Incidentally, there is
nothing to prevent every city and town in the southwest from adopting the
same scheme for its own protection and to develop and promote its own retail
trade. The system is good wherever and whenever applied.
There is between $75,000,000 and $100,000,000 of St, Louis money invested in
Texas, but practically all of it is invested east of the 98th meridian. The western
half of Texas is not on the map for the average northerner and easterner. We
must undertake a strong campaign of education and information, if we wish to di
rect the attention of capital this way.
Control Of the
iHE Citizens' ticket named, for the
strong. Mr. Krakauer is a business man of high qualifications and un
questionable integrity. Dr. Stevenson's professional experience and gen
eral knowledge of the requirements of a well rounded education and a useful life
will make him a valuable member of the school board. Mr. McBroom is a lawyer
having the full confidence of members of his profession and enjoying high stand
ing as a loyal citizen of progressive El Paso.
These men possess special qualifications for positions as school trustees, while
with the exception of Mr. Gaines, those members whose terms expire this year do
not possess special qualifications for the place, and for a variety of reasons would
better be supplanted by men more in accord with the sentiments of the majority
of school patrons.
This will he a fight for the control of the board. If the old members be re
turned, there is no chance for a change of policy of the board toward better things
The Hungarian lawmakers must have a lot of insurgents among their num
ber. They certainly emulated the insurgent tactics of the American house.
No other city in the United States can show a more healthy condition as tc
new buildings and public and private improvements than can El Paso. With the
cooperation of El Paso's business men, The Herald is doing more than any othei
agency to spread abroad the good news of El Paso's prosperity and progress.
Right now is the time to make war on the housefly. It is said 'that td
destroy a single fly at this stage means that there will be 1,000,000,000,000 fewer
flies at the end of the summer season. This is the beginning of the breeding time,
and the beasts multiply beyond human powers of calculation. Destroy all the
flies possible now and the summer pest will be very greatly reduced.
Wanted: A National Park
IF THE White mountains and the Sacramento mountains are to be the ultimate
source of water supply for El Paso, it is highly important that the water
shed be protected now hy making it a national park. A bill is under con
sideration in congress, opening up a large part of that section to settlement. It
may be a matter of self preservation for El Paso to protect those mountain sources
of supply against the possible future need when El Paso grows to several hundred
thousand population.
The surest way? to protect .the watershed is to have the mountains and forests
put under the perpetual control of the national government as a national park.
The series of letters from the Orient byv Frank G. Carpenter, published in The
Herald each week, is unusually interesting this year. Mr. Carpenter is traveling
in India, Burma, Egypt, and j.he Holy Land, and carries letters from the British
foreign office and ambassador Bryce as well as our own government. The El Paso
Herald's correspondent interviews the khedive in Egypt, the Greek patriarch and
others in Palestine, and the highest authorities everywhere. These wonderfully
interesting letters can be had in no other southwestern newspaper.
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The Globe (Ariz.) Silver Eelt states that "school teachers' warrants in EI Paso
are being' discounted 50 percent" The Silver Belt is in error school teachers' sal
aries in El Paso are invariably paid at par. The warrants have not been discounted
by the smallest fraction, and -there is no possibility of their being discounted. The"
deficit of $80,G00 created by loose management in the school board does not affect
.the city's finances to the extent of depriving the teachers of fair remuneration for
their work. t
The value of southern manufactures is now about 5,000,000,000, which is six
times the total manufactured products of the south 30 years ago. The south man
ufactures now more than half of all the cotton goods produced in this country; fn
1880 the south pianufactured less than one-seventh of the American cotton go'ods
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Persons solicited
to subscribe for
The Herald should
beware of impor
ters and should
not pay money to
anyone unless he
can show that ho
is legally author
ized to receive it.
publication. The detail '
Get Together
School Board
school board election is exceptionally
Denatured Poem
HB WENT to church and took his paw. and till the pastor's talk was through
he never closed a sleeping eye; and when the deacon ambled by, and passd
the plate, he gave a bone; he sang the hyanns in fervent tone. A storm
was raging, wild and dire; and while he sat in by the fire, his horse was fastened
to a post, and nearly yielded up the ghost. And -there were some cheap Phar
isees; you're always "meeting folks like these who said:
''That fellaw things his creed too good to waste it on his
TRULY steed." There was a man who used to talk to many a fair
GOOD MEN and cultured flock, about Man's Duty to His Kind; and scin
tillations from Iris mind made many hearers ov they'd hike
along a nobler, ibetter pike. While he appealed to heart and
soul, his wife was wrestling with the coal, and splitting wood, and doing work that
would have tired a husky Turk. And one man said (you knew the skate; he's al
ways nagging at the great) : "His theories beautify this life; he ought to try
them on his wife!"
Copyright, 193 0, by George Matthews Adams.
FEW years ago the late Carroll
De Wright, then United States
government labor commission
er, addressed Inquirers to 6672 manufac
turers all over the country. More than
half of these, employing over a mil
lion men, replied, and 75 percent of
them declared that they made every
endeavor to employ those not addicted
to the use of drink in any form.
Every line of business today slams
its door in the face of the man who
Competition has become so keen in
our day that only the keenest witted
"have any signs of winning. Even the
whisky drummers are now sober men
and saloonkeepers will not employ bar
keepers who drink.
Good Habits Gain Confidence.
One day the late H. B. Claflin, mer
chant prince, was sitting in his office
when a pale, careworn young man tim
idly knocked and entered. "Mr Claf
lin," said he, "I am in need of help;
I am unable to meet certain claims be
cause certain persons have not done as
they agreed to, and I would like to have .
$10,000. I came to you, because you .
were a friend to my father, and I
thought you might be a friend to me."
"I am glad to see you; sit 'down;
have a glass of wine?" "No, I don't
drink." "Have a cigar, then?" "No, I
never smoke."
"Well," said the joker. "I would like
to accommodate you, but I don't think i
I can."
"Very well," returned the caller, "I
thought perhaps you might. Good day,
"Hold on," said Mr. Claflin, rising.
"You don't drink?" "No." "Nor
smoke?" "No." "Nor gamble.?" "No."
"Nor anything of the kind?" "No."
"You shall have the money, my friend,"
I said Mr. Claflin, the tears coming to
his eyes, 'and three times the amount
you ask. Your faji.er let me have $500(
once, and asked me the same ques-,
(From The Herald of this date, IS36)
Years Ago
A party interested in the proposed
Sierra Madre railroad left El Paso this
morning to go over the route of the
road and will shortly return to New j
York to make a report. .
.Lrouis jonn got out a marriage n-;
cense yesterday for himself and Mrs.
Mary Reed, but he was so excited over
the all important event that ihe gave
his name as John Lewis and that of
the prospective bride as Mary Evans
They were married last night by justice
Catlln, but later the mistake was dis
covered and another license will have
to be issued and another knot tied.
Revival services will commence at
the Baptist church Sunday when Rev
Mr. Milllcan will be assisted by Rev. B.
H. Carrol, jr., of Waco.
Owing to the fact tnat Santa Fe
cars transferred to the S. P. are often
lost between Demlng and Benson, the
Santa Fe Is considering the construc
tion of another line.
The gun shoot yesterday proved a
great success.
JyM The
From Houston Chronicle:
The Texas" peach, fruit and female,
will continue to be the best of its kind.
From Lakewood (N. M.) Progress.
Standing on the street 'last Saturday
we were startled by a sudden snort and
a flash, and looking around we caught
a glimpse of an auto going through like
a bat out of the lower regions.
From Yoakum (Tex.) Herald.
Texas has a lot of good wholesome
laws, possibly enough to do along near
ly all lines. What Is needed Is a cam
paign for the enforcement of what she
From Dalhart (Tex.) News.
One of the pleasing features of the
El Paso Herald Is the feature stories
written by T. G. Turner. These clever
articles willl no doubt assist Miss Chil
dress in getting many subscribers In
the popularity contest.
From Tucson (Ariz.) Star.
The city council is moving for a gov
ernment by commission. In numerous
cities this class of government has
been found to work advantageously.
Just what it will do in Tucson has yet
to be determined, but out of this spirit
of municipal unrest must come pro
gress. o
From BIsbee "(Ariz.) Miner.
Bisbee may be done grave injustice
through faulty census taking. The ne- I
cessity of taking an accurate and com-
tions; he trusted me, so now I will
trust you. No, don't thank me I owe
you the obligement for your father's
This 'incident the implicit trust the
great merchant put in the young man
on account of his answers to the ques
tions asked proves that good habits
j alone can gain confidence.
Hake Wealth for Others.
Sailing Into the harbor at Newport,
j William R, Travers saw many beautiful
j yachts at anchor on the sunny water.
"Whose boat is that?" he asked. 'it
belongs to So-ond-So,' the great Wall
street oroker."
"Whose yacht is that big one over
there?" "It belongs to So-and-So, an
other great Wall street broker."
"And whose is that big steam yacht,
almost as large as an ocean liner?" "It
belongs to the greatest of all the Wall
street brokers and bankers So-and-So."
Travers looked at the different
yachts, asked about them, and got al
ways the same answer. At last, with
his usual stutter, he asked: "Where
are the customers's yachts?"
There were no customers'
s yacnts to
be seen.
The man who manufactures whisky
has his fast automobile, his yacht and
his line houses; the wholesale whisky
dealer has his fine carriages and en
joys life; the prosperous saloon keeper
drives his fast trotting horse, and plays
the races.
Where Is the automobile of the con
firmed whisky consumer? Where .Is his
fast trotting horse? "Where are his car
riages? He buys them for the others.
They ride. He goes on foot.
Get out of that procession leave of
your own free will. The chances are
that you will be driven out of it sooner
or later generally sooner. The longer
yu stay, in the whisky rorocession
with the crowd that walks that brings
up the rear, the farther you will drop
toward the end.
A burro party of 35 will leave El
Paso tomorrow night for a. long ride.
A new larere window nnno hn hon
placed in the Santa Fe ticket office to
take the place of the one broken by a
bullet and then shattered by the wind"
There will be an Epworth League, so
cial of the First Methodist church to
night at the residence of J. J. C. Arm
strong, on Florence street.
George W. North, the contractor, is
planning to build several brick houses
on the -north side and has already taken
out a permit to construct an $S0O resi
dence. Immingrant inspector Adams has re
turned to Ellis Island, N. Y., after win
tering in El Paso.'
Grief never comes singly at the ar
tesian well, and Col. Bitter now has a
few more troubles. The collar button
in the 6 inch pipe fails to work right
so an eight Inch pipe will have to be
used outside.
Metal market: Silver, 6S l-4c; lead,
$3; copper, 10 l-4c; Mexican pesos, 53c.
1 P,te COUnt of ever' man- woman and
child in the citv. hnnM t, ,i,r ?,
pressed not alone upon the officials
who will take the roll, but also upon
the people as well. Every added name
gives the city additional prestige.
From Santa Fe (N. M.) New Mexican.
It must not be forgotten that Santa
Fe must look to the kind of men It
elects to the city board of education
It might be well to question candi
dates whether they favor school gar-
iewm?i!",al tralninS and believe in
giving the children of each ward a
modern school house. The schools are
the hpnrf nf -n.- .A. ..
o., x. "Its CIiy; tnev "have heen
comparatively well 'managed in the
From the Kennel Review.
SoCrW? Sered to watch a hand
noTe in'h that waa runnin about
?rom tU i r WhIle froth was inning
? e dog s mouth
Thf rrtma" yelled a fat man
the roun mer Std in the center
A frihted to move.
rivTrl a J,Uncture the policeman ar
hlm thof !, fen voices besan to tell
5imk;a'th dS as mad; that it must
iL ,i td; tha k had been snapping at
WW iV n: that U nad began to froth
Sit V Pd a P0DI of water, and how
oest to shoot.
i,Atai1'2uIe loking woman pushed
tnrougn the crowd and started toward
"the dog. A dozen men yelled at her,
two or three men grabbed at her.
She picked the dog up and started
out of the croud. The policeman
stopped her with:
"Madam, that dog is mad. He must
J. Haskin
ILIBID prison in Manila is the
largest prison in the world. It has
held this position of suDremacv
for many years. Twelve years ago,
when the r.ed and yellow flag of Spain
came down from its gates, it was also
the worst prison on earth a veritable
survival of the horrors of the middle
ages. Today it stands with unquestion
ed right at the head of the list of well
kept, humane, sanitary and correctional
penal institutions of the civilized world,
Every afternoon at 5 o'clock in Bill-
bid prison is enacted a drama which
should cause every American heart to
leap with pride. Here, where the
Americans found a foul and pestilen
tial pit of hell, stands the model prison.
Visitors are admitted a few minutes
before the hour to witness the dally
retreat.- They are escorted by guards
to a high tower In the center of the
prison enclosure. From this tower ra
diate, like the spokes of a wheel, the
several cellhouses. Each is open to the
air Manila is tropical, of course and
between the cellhouses are wide park
spaces. Every prisoner sleeDs with the
same veutilation that is given to pa
tients in modern tubercular hospitals.
But there is not a prisoner in sight,
save perhaps an occasional "trusty"
acting as a servant.
Dally Band Concerts.
The great clock bell strikes the hour.
Then comes marching into the wide
open space at the foot of the tower the
prison band of 50 pieces. The daily
band concert begins. Then from the
workshops and day time portions of
the prison come the prisoners. Those
who have good records and are graded
"first class" march with the liberty and
the discipline of free soldiers. The
"second class" are more closely guard
ed and must march in closer formation.
The "third class," or dangerous men, are
under close espionage. The "first class"
Includes more than half of all the pris
oners. They all take their places in military
precision in the spaces between the cell
houses, standing at attention. Then
booms the gun, and as with but a single
movement every one of these 4000 pris
oners lifts his hand and makes the
salute to the flag. At the same moment
the band strikes up the "Star Spangled
Banner" and Old Glory begins Its slow
descent from the flag-staff. The smart
est crack regiment in all the army
could not do it better.
Conilcts Number 4500.
There aro now about 4500 convicts
under sentence to the national prison,
and some 1400 serving terms In the
provincial jailsf But nor all who are sen
tenced to Bilibid go there. Camp Avery
and Iwahig Penal colony get about 1100
of them.
At the beginning of the fiscal year
1908 there were over 3500 prisoners in
carcerated in Bilibid. During the year
there were received over 2500 new pris
oners, and 580 old ones transferred
from other stations. More than 1C00
wero released by the expiration of sen
tence, and 1500 were transferred to
other stations. There were 22 executions
during the year and 113 deaths from
natural causes. The incoming and out
going prisoners per day averaged 18.
The Bilibid prison of other days was
a virtual house of pestilence and tor
ment. It was established so many gen
erations ago by the Spaniards that the
oldest Inhabitant at the beginning of
the American regime 'in the orient could
not tell the date. There were racks,
pillories, stocks, whipping-posts, and
other diabolical means of punishment.
There was no serious effort to make the
surroundings of the prisoners even
passably decent. When the Americans
took control of the prison they had to
wade through slime and filth ankle
Torture Ik Abolished.
Keepers had been in the habit of re
lieving the ennui of their jobs by tor
turing prisoners for the mere fun of it.
In one case an aged prisoner was
bound hand and foot and lowered nead
foremost Into a well, so that the guards
could amuse themselves watching his
helpless struggles to keep from drown
ing. Over 300 prisoners were in perpetual
chains. Their wrists and ankles were
chained together and some were kept
in that stooping position so lqng that
the muscles of their back atrophied and I
they were unable to straighten up when
liberated from their chains'. Beri-berl
"was a common disease, and a welcome
death carried away an average of five
a day.
When the Americans took charge
things were quickly changed. Eleven
hundred political prisoners were liber
ated outright, the chains were loosened
from 300, the buildings were cleaned
up, the grounds graded, humano guards
installed, and a general overhauling
given the whole prison system. The
first warden was Maj. Bean, of the
army. He was succeeded by GeorgeN.
Wolfe, of Oregon, who stili holds the.
position, and 1-as been responsible for
the excelent condition of affairs that
obtains there. '
Manufacture Clothing-.
All of the prisoners clothing Is manu
factured In the prison shops shoes and
hats Included. The first effort at Indus-
be shot.
Look at the foam coming out
of his mouth
"Foam," she said contemptuously,
"that's a cream puff he's eating."
From Santa Fe (N. M.) New Mexican.
The Santa Fe board of trade has
adopted a comprehensive plan for tree
planting in Santa Fe. It lias lined Mon
tezuma and Don Gaspar avenues and
part of the River boulevard with trees.
These should be taken care of by the
city authorities, so that the board of
trade may devote Its funds and emer
gy to planting trees this spring on Cer
rillos road from Montezuma avenue to
the penitentiary and Fairview cemetery
or United States Indian school. In which
work the penitentiary authorities have
promised their cooperation. What Is
being done by other cities in this line,
is told by the El Paso Herald.
"At Riverside, which is one of the
progressive little cities of a progres
sive big state, the chamber of com
merce planted 330 trees in 1904. In
1905 tha chamber set out 1000 more. In
1906 the city took it up and planted
1250. In 1907, there were 2170 trees
set out by the chamber of commerce
and the city. Now -there are more than
40 miles of tree lined streets, planted
40 feet apart ami are in cnarge or a
tree warden, who not only arranges for
additional planting, but sees to the
proper care of the old trees and doc
tors their diseases.
"When the future possibilities of such
work are contemplated the work takes
its place along with street paving, side
walk building and street lighting in city
building and beautiflcation. Tucson, a
much smaller city than El Paso, ha?
street after street whivch la lined with
cool, shady trees."
trial enterprise in the prison was the
making of soldiers' cots In lots of 10,
000. After this bamboo furniture was
made for sale. Then a laundry ,was
established, and it has grown until to-,
day it is a model American steanJaun
dry plant with a capacity of 7500 prison
pieces a day with room for as much
more outside work. It can success
fully launder the soiled linen of a
battleship in two days, doing as high
as 13,000 pieces for a single ship in the
In its industrial department care is
i taken that the products do not come In
competition with outside free labor
products of the same nature. In the fis
cal year 1908 the profits of this depart
ment amounted to more than 50,000
pesos. Adding tp this the 64,000 pesos
paid to the government for prison labor,
the result Is a well-nigh self-supporting
prison population. According to the
prevailing system of bookkeeping,
however, the receipts of the industrial
department are not available for the
j uPkeeP of the prison, but are turned
into the general treasury.
Prison Reform.
The whole prison system of the
Philippine Islands is now being con
ducted along reformatory lines. The
prisoners are taught to read and write
English and are given a trade suited to
theif tastes and ability. It has been
found that three years of training In
Bilibid usually converts a criminal into
a useful, decent, law-abiding citizen.
When a prisoner has served his sen
tence he is among the best trained of
( "the natives of the islands, and the man
agement finds It comparatively easy to
get him a good job. It is very seldom
that the employer has occasion to re
gret the employment of one whom the
prison authorities recommend. Practi
cally every trade followed? on the.
Islands Is taught at Bilibid.
There Is a system of merit In force
;uid the o:es wl o distinguish themselves,
for good conduct are sent to the Iwa
hib Penal colony, where they may live
In the open and have their families
with them. It so happens, however,
that most of the men who are sent to
this colony are doomed to disappoint
ment In the matter of reuniting with
their families, for a Bilibid sentence for
a husband is considered by the wife as
entitling her to a divorce, so she usu
ally becomes the wife of some other na
tive before her prison husband can es
tablish a reputation for good behavior
sufficient to entitle him to go to Iwa
hig. However, many families have
been reunited there.
TMs colony' is governed so that the
only restraints-is that of moral suasion.
Of course the superintendent has power
to send any member back to Bilibid,
and no firearms are allowed In the
colony. There are no guards, but the
working force Is well organized, with
the most trustworthy in charge. When
the men come to the colony they gain
In weight In spite of the hard farm and
forest work they are required to do.
Deliveries Frustrated.
There have been several attempts at
jail delivery at Bilibid since the Amer
ican occupation. In one of these a
gatllng gun was used to quiet the
mob. It was shortly after the inaugur
ation of the industrial system. The
prisoners had been supplied with bolos
for use In making cots, and they felt
well enough armed to make an attempt
for liberty. After 50 rounds were fired
from the gatllng gun there were 19 dead
and many wounded. After that all that
was needed was a surgeon and an un
dertaker. There are comparatively few white
men In Bilibid, and most of them are
serving short sentences for petty
thieving, vagrancy, embezzlement and
other crimes that usually follow hard
drinking and fast living. The Spaniards
who are there have in most cases been
sent down for duelling. Less than, a
hundred women are to be found in the
Few Prisoners on Island.
In proportion to population the Phil-
I Ipplnes show a comparatively small
percentage of criminals. The United
States has S2.000 prisoners in its prisons,
while the Philippines have less than
6000. all told. If the ratio that obtains
In this country were applied in our orient
al Insular possessions, it' would give a
total of nearly 9000 prisoners In the
Philippines. There are approximately a
nair million convicts in the prisons of
Europe, where the proportion Is even
higher than In the United States.
The order, the health and the perfect
discipline of Bilibid are the result of 12
years of American rule in a half-savage,
tropical country where even the
little children can remember horrible
atrocities of tyrannical government
which have been forgotten in Europe
for ' centuries and which were never
known in the United Sta'tes.
Insteal of a place of punitxys tor
ture, as it was, Bilibid is now a place
where prisoners are helped" as much as
possible, where they are trained in some
useful trade, -where they are taught the
primary laws of sanitation, and where
they are brought under the Influence of
order and discipline as men, not brutes
Bilibid -prison is still the largest prison
on earth, but It has changed from being
the worst to the best. ""
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$40,000 BLAZE
Texas City Suffers Heavy
Damage as Result of
lire Today.
Athens. Texas, March 26. Fire which
started in the business section here
after midnight this morning caused a
total loss of $40,000. The damage is
covered by insurance.
The blaze originated in Tjtsworth's
restaurant. The heaviest losers are Ben
Henry, dry goods, less $9000; the W.
T. Green drug company, $4000; Jas.
Garetts, groceries, $3000; A. A. "Wood,
dry goods and groceries $3000. C. H.
Coleman lost the building occupied by
Henrj' and Green, $S000. The loss od
other buildings is $6000.
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Softlv. softly as we listen.
Falls the sound of little feet.
And the very air seems hushed.
As the angel faces swest,
In their snowy garments veiled.
Pass so softly down the street.
Fitting scene for Easter gracing!
Precious emblem, sweet and slow.
Little children, white robed children.
Softly to the Shepherd go;
Heaven bles them! Heaven bless them
Say it gently, sweet and low!
K. A. D.
With Contest Out of the
- Way, Legacies "Will All
Be Paid Off.
With the settlement of the contest
of the will of his deceased wife, Mil
lard Patterson announces that all the
legacies will be paid off at once.
The settlement with Mrs. Happer did
not give her the Myrtle avenue prop
erty in addition to the legacies left by
Mrs. Patterson, tut an place of the
other legacies. $20,000 cash and her
mother's household effects. Mrs. Hap
per accepts the property on Myrtle In
full settlement of all claims she may
have on the estate, as shown In the
following deea of transfer:
"Said consideration herein before
mentioned is represented by, and thifa
conveyance is made In consideration
of the satisfaction of the legacy here
tofore left to Zuelma Happer by her
mother, Lydia Patterson, in her will
of date. January 13, 1909, which has
been probated in the county court of
El Paso county, Texas, and this day
probated in the district court of El
Paso county, Texas, 4lsr district; and
also in consideration of a transfer by
Mrs. Happer and her husband, John A.
Happer, to Millard Patterson of El
interests heretofore claimed by her In
the westerly half of lots lt 2, 3 and 4
in block 217. Campbell's man of El Paso.
j Texas, and also in consideration of her
relinquishment to Millard Patterson all
I the personal property left her by her
motner's said will, the consideration of
this transfer by Millard Patterson be
ing altogether out of her separate
Legacies of "Will.
The will of Mrs. Lydia Patterson
contained the following 'legacies:
To her daughter. Zuelma Happer,
wife of J. A. Happer, $20,000.
To each of he rgrandchildren, John
M. Happer, Lydia Happer and Mary
Happer, $5000 each.
To her brother, WInfield Buckler ot
Carlisle Kentucky, $5000.
To each of her grandchildren, John
ton and Georgia Secrest, $2000.
To Mrs. Belle Secrest! her slsterin
law (and step-mother of the two nieces,
Bernice Norton and Georgia Secrest)
To her niece, Mrs. Ethel B. Morris,
of Lexington, Kentucky, $2000.
To Rev. A. H. Sutherland, $300.
To Miss Lucy Connelly, of El Paso,
Texas, $250.
To Miss Jessie Burford and
Frances Montague, $500 each.
Reclamation Sendee Cannot
Make Use of Bor Can
yon ,Aiizona.
Globe, Ariz., March 26. Word came
from Washington today that the in
terior department had held to be im
practicable the construction of the re
clamation dam in Box canyon of the
Gila river, below San Carlos. This rul
ing of secretary Ballinger is of the ut
most imporzance, a- it virtually assures
the granting cf permission to the Ari
zona Eastern railway to extend Its pro
jected lire through the canyon.
The new line frcm Winkelman to San
Carlos is mtendec to be taken by the
Southern 2 acific for a section of its
overland loute ending at Lordsbursr.
N. M.
Each good piece of machinery in
stalled in El Paso is as important and
more so In. proportion, to cost, than
each new building that Is erected here.
Machinery means pay roll, and what El
Paso means is big pay rolls and plenty
of them.
The El Paso Printing company is to
day adding to their quipment a new
Brown & Carver, 3S-lnch power cut
ter, the largest and finest machine for
cutting paper between east Texas and
This is the third cutter the El Paso
Printing company has Installed, larger
each time, and It Is to be hoped that
their business may again outgrow their
facilities, and that the time is coming
when the present machine may also
prove inadequate to their needs.
Friday afternoon a test was made of
the turret nozzle on the automobile fire
engine, with good results. Streams of
water one inch, three-auarters nf n
I inch, two inches and one and five-elghta
ui.-ueS nwe tnrown irom the middle of
Campbell street across the courthousa
lawn to Kansas street, while a stream
thrown up In the air went above tha
Courthouse tower. The wind was blow
ing hard ana the stream became spray
ed so. that it would not carry as high
nor as far as under other conditions.
The purpose of the turret nozzle is to
throw a stream into the windows of
the second or third story of a burning
In justice McClintock's court Friday
afternoon C. N. KIbby. G. L. Brown and
J. Bankhead were fined $10 each when
they entered pleas of guilty to the charge
of gaming.
These men were arrested, together
with three others, early Sunday morn
ing In the alley to the rear of the police
station and a little over a block south
therefrom. Deputy constables Hincklej'
and Brown had discovered the men and
called policeman Parker to assist in
making the arrest.
Upon the request of Charles Clark his
preliminary hearing, whicn was to have
been held In justice McClintock's court,
was postponed on account of the absence
of his attorney, who is out of town.
Probably the trial will be held Mon
day. Clark is charged with forging tha
name of J. B. Larrazola to an order for
jury scrip and was arrested last Satur
day, upon a complaint filed by district
clerk Ike Alderete.
J. Goodman was arrested this morning,
by the police, and later released, upon
furnishing bond, in the sum of $100, to
guarantee his appearance In court thl3
evening to answer the charge of vlolat-"
ing the milk ordinance.
Goodman had In his possession three
bottles belong to the El Paso, Wright
and Ormond dairies, the police say, In
which it is alleged he put milk 'for
An elderly negro, -who has been em
ployed as va cook at various section
camps in the vicinity of El Paso, appear
ed In police court Friday evening as
complainant against four other negroes
whom he accused of having robbed him
of $40. Judge Lea fined all the prison
ers heavily. Jim Johnson was fined
$100, wh.le W. W. Hardin. Helen Smith
and Maggie Banks were each a&sessea

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