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EI Paso, Texas, Thursday evening, March 31, 1910-10 Pages AI5 the News nersld Prints It first While It's Frcsb. iiiiiflf3 . . ' J New Orleans, La., March 31. Xo more trips to Afrlcnfor the chase of the hippopotamus, eland, dlkdlk, wart hog and other strange animals will be necessary 10 years from now if the Louisiana .state legislature heeds the re qnest of the state game commlition. The commission after a conference with congressman Broussard decided today to ask the legislature for an appro priation lor an Importation of African bis same to LouiIana for breeding purposes. Representative Broussnrd has in troduced a bill In congress looking to the introduction of African mammals Into the United States for food purposes. It is claimed that the climate of Louisiana Is fcuch that African game would thrire here. HIpopotami would read ily thrive, it Is said, in the rivers of the state, and other game that thrives and multiplies rapidly in Africa could easslly be transferred here. Says Insurance Rate It $00 High and That El Past Will Contest It Before the State Bating Board and Show That Attempt Is Being Made to Make El Paso Help Pay the Losses of Port Worth - and Dallas, Texas. The key rate for El Paso fire insur ance has been fixed at 50 cents, and El Paso has been compeled to pay for the fire losses In Fort Worth and Dallas, because this city is in ihe same district is -the startling statement made by -mayor Joseph U. Sweeney to the city council at the regular meeting this morning. But El Paso 'does not intend to do so, .ac cording to another statement made by I the mayor in the course of an address to the councllmen, for he declared that an appeal vrill be made to the state rate board in order to show that El Paso is being discriminated against in the mat ter of fire rates and an adjustment will be sought Discussing the recent report of the Texas Fire Preventive association with headquarters at Dallas, Tex., the mayor said. "Since the, last meeting of the city council, this body o men has rendered a. renort detrimental zo jm raso. me newspapers -have made a mistake in the declaration that the 'committee -was ini partial for it was "here to carry out the instructions of its employers. "If we were to carry out the recom mendations we would have the best .built city In the world and building in El Paso would be prohibitive. "They have given us no credit for thr 20 miles, approxmately, of paving laid dn the city uting the past three years. "We have increased the paid depart ment from nine men in 1907 to 34 in 1910. but they have given us no cred.ir. "We have increased the number of fire houses from two to five since 1907, but they have given ns no credit for that. "This administration has bought 5000 feet of hose during the past year at a cost of about $10,000, but they have given us no credit for that. "We have built a new fire house ac commodating two apparatus on Stan ton streef and are building a new house in Highland Park, but they have given Us no credit for that. "We have improve the fire alarm system by Installing new boxes and have put a paid fire chief in charge, but they have given us no credit for that. Credit for Nothing:. "As a matter of fact they have given us credit for nothing. "Following their directions, we direct ed the water company to put in a new ANGRY FARMER KtLLS MAN IN AUTOMOBILE Throws Wrench At Chauffeur, Who Horses, But Misses Man He Is Crushes Skull Of Owner Of the Machine. Riwell. X. M., 3Iarch SI. Sylvanus Johnson, aged 56 years, is dead from the effects of being strnck on the head by a large monkey wrench hurled at his chauffeur Hear .Roswell when his auto sped by a farm wagon driven by a young man, which frightened the former's mules. This was last Thursday and the infnrlated farmer aimed, the wrench at the auto driver, but struck Johpson, crushing hi skull. Johnsoa 'wan n wealthy and prominent citizen. Officers are still scouring the country for the young farmer, but, hi.s ident ity is unknown. 5. P. MAY BUILD TO Douglas, Ariz., March 31. Traffic manager J. C. Stubbs, of the Sonthern Pacific, and directors of the El Tigre Mining company are in conference here relative to building the Southern Pacific to the Tigre mine. The Tijrre company propose to build a power house and cyanide plant to increase its output. This neaBb the possible erection of a smelter here. 200 WOUNDED IN A COLLISION OF TRAINS 3Inlheim-Am-ItheiH, Germany, March 3L It appears today that upwards of 200, persons received more or less serious Injury when the steamer express xan dewn and wrecked a military train hound for Strasburpr yesterday. The total kdead are 22, and six othersarej; said to oKyinpr. The victims -were soldiers. Two sigmal men have been arrested rlghtofway at the same moment. t one million and a half gallon reservoir, but they have not given us credit for that. "We have increased the fire hydrants In the city, in fact have practically dou bled the number but have received no credit for that. "We followed their directions in pre paring a building code, but they have not credited us for that improvement. "They asked us not to allow shingle roofs which would practically preclude the possibility of a poor man building In El Paso. ' "They have given us no credit for following out their recommendations in regard to electrical wiring at a greatly increased cost to contractors. Committee Unfair. "The committee was not fair; it was not impartial. It was representative of the insurance companies and the em ployers expected the-nien to render a re port which would give El Paso a black eye and permit them to raise the rates and they have done it as they do other cities. "I told Mr. "Walters that the committee Jwas here for the purpose of protecting the -interests of theinsurance' companies and he practically admitted it. "He told me that our average loss was $700 per month while' that of other cities is approximately $1200 per ,month. yet they might have to raise our rate;. T pointed out that it was unjust. Onr fire losses last year amounted to $84,000, about $70,000 of -which was insured anil the insurance companies receive annual premiums from El Paso amounting to $250,000. Have to Pay Other Lospes. "Then he said that we Were in the same district as Fort Worth and Dal las and the fire losses there are heavy. I said that then we were expected to pay the losses of other cities in our district and he admitted that we would be called upon to bear part of the losses. "We have adequate fire protection and I told him so. He said that the block on El Paso street from San Francisco to Overland street was too long, and 1 told him that we had cut through San Antonio street and thought we were en titled to credit for that. He admitted that we were, but did not know if we would get it. It doesn't seem as though T we are to get anything. "I told him that if we did not get proper credit we wo.uld go before the (Continued on Page Seven.) Frightened His After and charged with giving both trains the HIGH Texas Insurance Men Put 3, Rate on El Paso That Is Considered Exorbitant. AN APPEAL IS TO BE MADE El Paso 's key rate for fire insurance has been fixed at 50 cents, one of the highest in the state. This report has been received in a key rate bulletin issued by C. E. Roulet, actuary for ihe insurance -companies operating- in the state. It was sent out from Dallas and is based on the infor mation secured by the Inspectors and hydraulic engineers who were nere to make an inspection of the fire risks and fire fighting facilities. El Paso will pro test to the Texas fire rating board. Lack of efficiency in the waterworks plant -is responsible for more than half of of this key rate. A total of 31 cents is charged against the key rate for El Paso because of the inefficiency of the mesa pumping station, the water mains and lire hydrants uiuie remaining : cents, 8 cents is charged against the fire department 6 centsfor overhead wires, ' for shinsrle roofs, the 2 cents cred for fhe'eity. This will be used in rating ' dwellings, private Darns ana srames, and boarding ajid rooming houses and con tents of same. An Ex Parte Rating. That this rate as fixed by the actuary will be appealed by the city, there is no doubt. It Is an ex parte report, based on the information furnished the actuary by his representatives In the field and" a number of important items, including the new auto fire engine and the con crete buildings now in course of con struction", are thought to have been omitted from the reports made to the actuary. The "Water System. The analysis of the key rate develops a number of interesting facts regarding El Paso facilities for fire fighting and protection from fires. The most im portant thing In the key rate analysis Is the statement regarding the -water works, which is included in the first four points. The direct pressure and standpipeT pumps !n duplicate and steam power are charged 4 cents. The pump Is stated to be 50 percent deficient and Inadequate to demand and is charged 5 cents. A note under this item states that the combined capacity of the two pumps at the mesa station equals the capacity of a single pump and -that the single pump at the city station is 50 percent deficient. The fact that the pumping station Is ironclad Is charged 10 cents, the -water mains, which are less than eight Inch, caused a charge of 4 cents, fire hydrants more than the required distance apart in the business and resi dence districts added 3 cents to the key rate. The Fire 'Department. In the fire department, the lack of a sufficient number of paid men is charged 3 cents, one hose wagon is de ficient in the department, the report says, causing a charge of 2 cents; one hook and ladder truck shy, cost an other 2 cents; fire alarm Inefficiencj' Is charged 1 cent, and the lack of a fire marshal cost 3 cents. ' The Wiring. Tho trolley wires overhead added 3 cents to tho rate, power wires annexed 2 cents, light wires 1 cent additional, making a total of 6 cents for the over head wires. The conflagration hazard is charged at 4 cents, two for obstructions such as railroad crossings and overhead wires ! and two for shingle roofs on the build ings. Tho only credit allowed is for four combination hose wagons and two steamers in service, for which a credit of 2 cents waj allowed. Rate Higher Than Expected. Insurance men say that the rate is much higher than was expected and they believe that a lower rate can be secured by appealing to the state rating board, to which the actuary makes his report. The automobile fire engine is not tak en Into consideration in the report and the construction of the concrete build ings is also overlooked, the insurance men say. They say that the improve ments in the waterworks plant to a higher standard of efficiency and the addition of the -specified equipment to the fire department will also do mi. j to reduce ibis kej' rate. , There is little that can be clone nv,,, tho overhead wires and the railroad crossings at the present time, the in surance agents say, but it would be pos sible to have a fire marshal at th's time, although chief Armstrong per forms many of the duties of a marshal at the present time. To Appeal the Rate. -There is no doubt but what the key rate will be appealed to the estate rating board. The report of the actuary Is an ex parte report, based on the informa tion obtained by the Inspectors and en- (Continued on Page Ten.) 2 cents for conflagration hazard, includ- "' "? ,",""; ",' J " , & .. umB , mamea. luien 1 went to Jbil ing obstructions, railroads and overhead fudl telegraphy day and night with I manager, -where my brother is wires. An additional 2 cents Is charge l' " "u oi uie operators, x couia sena a operator; thence to Galreston, s, but this Is offset by message, but it took longer to -be able to It allowed for fire ap- take one. I got over that dif fioultv and, , fha Vpr rats 5ft opnts tbouch I iwas a lint, slow at farsfc f -rnefc- Western Union Messenger ' Climbs To General Belvidere Brooks's $2.00. a Week Grows Into Salary Equal To That of the Country's President. FORMER EL PASOAK'S SUCCESSFUL CAREER Feels Kesponsibility To Em ployer and Does Duty As Well As He Can. From a messenger boy earnimr ?8 a month to general manager of the whole "Western Union Telegraph company, with a salary said to equal that of the pres- j just crossed bv Belvidere Brooks. "It took 40 years to climb that lad der, but I reached it by telling the truth and always having in mind the inter ests of my employer,' says the new general manager. So unaffected is the new head of the 50,000 men of the Western Union that one would think him still a telegraph operator and read' to send a message for you for a quarter. His rise is all the more remarkable for the reason that when he was 11, 3-eare old he had to eo to work and his only education was the teachings of his mother and what he picked up from the operators. Mr. Brooks is now just past the 50 year mark, but he still maintains the round, boyish face that is known from California to Maine. He is ever smil ing and apparently- getting the best out of life that he 'can. Even as he talks and he doesnU say much his face is wreathed in smiles.- Comes from Texas. Tm a long homer," said Mr. Brooks, paving been born in Robertson county, r Texas, nearly ol years ago. When little money, but I was prouder of that s hon T - ' of . A -. ". 1 r" ,. Xffc r TT ZmZT 1. ed up enough fo do the work when the I operator was away, ana Tvnen 1 was 12 i years old l -was a mil Hedged operator, m those days telegraphy was little . known way down in my town, and when j I -walked home at night I remerber the I neicrhbors savmcr. 'There he coes. He can use that darn thing that you can ( wtiK. n-uruugu 'wiui your lingers, jl xneo. . to explain it to my friends, but thej iooked upon it as something very mys- Ojitos Property Taken Over by 'Michigan Men for Sum of $190,000, OWNED BY LATE LORD BERESFOKD A mammoth transfer of ranch land occurred yesterday in El Paso Tvhen the Ojitos ranch, owned by ithe estate of the late lord Delaval Beresford was sold to William and Edward K. "Warren, of Three Oaks, Mich. The estate was represented by Roberto Nunez, jr., a young attorney of the City of Mexico. The Ojitos ranch is located nearCasas Grandes. About 110,000 acres cost the Michigan investors the round sum of $190,000. United States currency, accord ing to Mr. Nunez. The attorney repre sented the present lord Charles Beres ford, administrator, the estate being un der the jurisdiction of Mexican courts. Both Mr. Nunez, who was registered at Hotel St. Regis, and the Warrens, guests at the Sheldon, departed last night from the city after completing the deal. Mr. Nunez is a son of Roberto Nunez, sub-minister of finance of Mex ico. He was entertained by Juarez of ficials during his brief stay in the bor der cities. r asieyism Or Prohibition? Which will be the principal is sue in the coming gubernatorial election in Texa? Many seem to think Baileyisni leads in interest. Saturday The Herald will print a review of the gubernatorial sit uation -by . D. Hornatlay, for the past 10 years a correspondent at. the state capital and the best posted political writer in Texas. If you are interested in Texas politics, read it. It is a Demo cratic review written by a Demo cratic correspondent who knows every -curve of the political game in the state. J ancre tnan jj. j ears om i got a place as ment as , messenger ooy icr me western Liuon devil company at $8 a month, it was not in w T " DfcLVDESE BEOOK5 terious. One day I was showing a friend how it worked and he got a shock. Oi course, it did not hurt him, but he never -touched jiofrh.?r trfr.i.i1i inst-m- long as he lived. He said, the was in it. I was then operating Xavasota, and from there I went to Wa as manager of Iho officer ao ? manager ot the ottice a and soon aner tinaMO oe exact, in lSo I was i iu now chief , .txiso as and tin- , made ceneral suDerintendent of the eastern division, and todav the bonrd ! f Hn-ctnr .nn.Tiivl mp opupmI m-iTinfTor ' I am very proud of it. and I owe most ! of my success to Col. Robert C. Clowrv, f rut,- -m-oniionf -iii.r T wa. 1-.,.. i i most since I became identified with the company. Felt Responsibility. "It was on April 1 that I first went ally to Denver, where I was made sen- (minded of these dxys every day I go I weeks as eral -manager of ther "western, district home, for the first one fo sreefc me is ni-r a II until 1890, when I was transferred'1 to -mv mother: Shev is nowS years oHBeted'te "KW York, iind On Alav 1. 1P.fl-T T -urnc ? ttnA :wa rvffon crwoal- rtf 4wvco rtatz t TEXAS BROKERS ARE ACCUSED OF SWINDLING Bowie, Tex., March 31. Charged with swindling W. L. Moody & Co., cot ton dealers, of Galveston, out of $20,000, Gaston Alexander and F. D. Hudspeth of this city, ara being sought by sheriff Bmlley, of Montague county. He is armed with warrants but will have to obtain extradition papers from "Washington, as Alexander was traced to Paris, France, and Hudspeth to 3i!caraagua. The swindle was perperated two weeks ago and it is believed the total amount of the frauds will reach a hundred thousand dollars. Alexander and Hudspeth were partners and are alleged to have wired Moodj in Galveston that they had SCO bales to send, and asked how much money would be advanced. The Galveston firm wired that the usual amount would be advanced if the cotton was- of usual weight and quality. The deal was then closed. The Bowie men received cash from a local bank authorized by Moody, and when the shipment arrived at Galveston, I is declared that the bales averaged about 200 pounds Instead of 530 a claimed , and only 400 bales were shipped, defrauding the firm outof about 75,000. It is claimed that other firms lost by similar operations of the Bowie men. GIFFORD PIM3H0T IN COPENHAGEN The Former Chief Forester Visits His Sister, "Who Is Sick. Hamburg, Germany,. March 31. Ac cording to other passengers on -the steamer General Grant, Gfford Pinchot landed here yesterday., He remained over night and procesded this morning to Copenhagen. He" appeared, on the passenger list as Gaylord Smith. Mr. Pinchot, on embarking at New York, registered as "Mr. Gaylord Smith." in order to avoid reporters. Once out of New York harbor, however -he made no attempt to conceal his identitj. " -.--.... - I He did not make known his uetinitte ln-gi " ,-. """ '"" "u jasi nignr, tentions regarding the meeting with Mr? "Washing- away bridges and concrete ma t?u rpsrardlne- conservation mat- i cninery which was being used in the ters. but fellow passengers said they gained the impression that such a meet lug was proposed. Mr. Pinchot's visit to Copenhagen is for the purpose of calling upon his sis ter, lady Alan Johnston, wife of the British minister to Denmark, who is 111. MM ETNA'S ERUPTION , HAS INCREASED. Catania, Sicily. March 31. The eruption of Mount Etna Increased j In intensity toda The lava I? flowing in the di- ! refctlon of Borrello at the rate 4" of 112 feet an hour. WILL UNIVERSITY MOVE Waco, Tex.. March 31 President Clin ton Lockhart, of the Texas Christian University, today denied the-report that the Dallas delegation took a vote of students and that a majority favored removing the institution to Dallas. Pt. Worth ia working for it, too. Boy Managership yr i rSSJJLJ to work for the company, but it was no April fool joke. I had "to do it. and I dad it well. From the first day I felt a responsibility to the company, and that feeling has always been my guiding thought. Work first and play after, but always get enough sleep, has been my motto. I have been a hard worker, and. my new responsibility, though far great n w wy x u-.c p4ivuijr pwoiucu, seems no greater than when I first went er toan aJiy l nave previously assumea, to work as messenger boy. 1 am re- down in Xavasota. Ir. Brooks ihas four sons Gerald, wim ic oco.-v;-,jri m-M, rraa x- "R-pr,. ton, brokers, -in Xew Yorlc, and three others, Belvidere jr., Bruce and Joseph, n rmAi-n Tt7:ii:. ii r Brooks is a member of the Xew York i Athletic, the Lawyers. Railroad. Colum- bia Yacht and the Lotos" clubs. Efc live at 2sb. 125 Riverside Drive, Xew York. -i'-i-4' 4'4' 4' if OFFER OF SIX PERCENT RAISE IS REJECTED. New York, N. Y.. March 31. The Erie railroad today offered all employes now receiving less than $300 a month an Increase of . 6 percent wages provided the original demands made .by the men be withdrawn. Representatives of themen re fused to accept, and It Is stated that original demands will be in sisted upon. V 4 !"'f'-i-4'4'4--'4'44. RIVER WASHES AWAY BRIDGE BUILDING MACHINERY San Antonio, Tex.. March 31. dlna river rose 15 .feet- as a -The lie- result of TlVfl V T0 -j-l .,,?..- Jl 1 a . construction of a S30.000 brlds The damage is a thousand dollars. LEADING CONTESTANTS Herald Popular Voting Contest Mr. H. M. Walker, Morenci, Ariz . -l 7g 15q Mr. R. H. MuHineaux, Chihuahua, Mex 7 930 Miss FavtfcKeyes, Demhnj, X. M """' rrtt Mrs. H.Y. Townsend, Alpine, Tex .".""..."...!.. 60270 Miss Josie Mcore, Cananea, Mex . . . rf -. 5100 Miss Goldie Blumenthal, Douglas, Ariz ...IT. 'olVrO Miss Minnie Campbell, Marfa, Tex . ; . . . V'"' o'tTt Mrs. I. D. Miller, Franklin, Tex V.V.V."". " " 49 610. - Mr. Bob Roberts, Las Cruees, X. M '""41780 ?. Miss Editfi Chmeron, Alamogordo, X. M. .. """ V40 S30 JNIiss Elsie-Harrington, Globe, Ariz 40630 Mr. George, Babex. Chihuahua, Mex .......:...... ...i.4o'490 FULL LIST OF VOTES ON ANOTHER PAGE. KOUT 10 GIN THIS In Some Localities There Is Plenty of Coal; in Others, Very Little. CHICAGO TO BE HIT HARDEST Kansas City and St. Louis Have Coal Enough for the Kext 60 Days. iHdIaBapoliK, lad., March 31 Tvrs htmdrcd thousand orsranlzed miners in the bltumlnOHS coal fields of ike United State will strike at 12 o clock toHigat anil will stay array from the mlaes hh tn the operators consent to pay aa ad vance ia vragres of five ccrIk a toa. ac cording; to aa asHOnHccmcHt made ts day at the aeadqHariers ef the United 3Iiae "Workers of this city. President Lewis said that district agreements would he made speedily aad he is confident that a sasaeaslea ef work in maav districts will he ealy for a fevr days. The executive hoard ef the miners' union is in session today. Teaigrht the members wiI ge to their respective dis trlct.i and direct the strikes. CHICAGO TO FEEL IT SOOX. Chicago, III., March 31. The mext op timistic of local operators today set 39 days as the prohahle daratien of the shHt down of the coal mines la Illinois pending; -an adjustment ef the differ ences of the 75,000 miners and the oper . atorfc It is predicted that Chlcage will I xeei xne exxecis ei xne srriKe in two most, ot the ceal dealers have sited ssppiy Frices. are- tx--advance sharply te small con sumers. COAL FOR SIXT1' DAYS. Kansas City, Mo, March 31. This evening the whistles ef the ceal mines of the south-western interstate fields j TriU cal1 e meH to .'worfc Ht tfco eH in all probability will net respond, as they have asked for an increase ef wages which the operators say they cannot get. Tho. southwestern neias employ ahont 25,000 men, producing 13,003,600 tsnm ef eoal annually, aBd include the states ef. Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkan sas. The operators say they are well pre pared for the shut down. Railroads aad laxge consumers alae assert that they arc prepared, and the operators say no effects of the strike will be felt xer about GO days at least. IOWA STRIKE CERTAIX. Ties Moines, Iowa, March 31. Th Iowa coal operators today indicated to the officials of the state mining- depart-, ment that they are willing te treat with. their men en terms favorable te ths miners. Evry mine In Iowa will suspend at 4 oclock this afternoon, when tha present scale expires, hut it helleved the shut down will be ef brief daratien. COAT. SHORTAGE. Lorain, Ohio, March 31. A large part of the plant of the National Tube com pany, the United States Steel corporation, plant was shut down today, throwing 4000 men out of employment. A short age of coal is given as the reason. TO STRIKE IN TEXAS. Fort "Worth, Texas, March 31 It is announced that all hkumlnous miners will walk ont tonight in Texas in com pliance with orders from headquarters. This will result In about 5000 miners quitting work iu Texas. The mines at Thurber, Strann, Bridgeport, Newcastle and elre where will shut down and ths t miners win not resume work until the employers agree to pay an increase ef five cents per ten. The Texas district miners will meet ia Ft. Worth Monday aioralng te dif cuss the situation. The Texas miners have ( large supply of coal on hnad and unless the walkout continues long, the re sult will not be injarieus. ? SIX MEN MEET DEATH IN EXPLOSION. Wilburton. Okla.. March 31. i1 An explosion la mine No. 2 of the Great Western Coal and Coke 4 j fr company, here early today, killed 5 six men. y 4 2-4- i EVENING '