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Chief Executive of New Mex
ico Is Honored by the Citi
zens of the Section.
EL PASOANS AEE
AT THE MEETING-
Breakfast to Governor This
Morning, Dinner. Tonight, i
Luncheon at Noon.
(By Staff Correspondent.)
Las Cruces. X. M., April 1. Las
Pmrps is th nanital of New Mexico
today. Governor W. J. Mills, recently from the burning house by two carpen
inaugurafed as the chief executive of t.ers -who first discovered the flames,
the territory, accompanied by his stan It js ciaimea- that the tramp was still
and many of the ,promine.nt territorial , searching for money when
officials, is making liis first official '" ,.. , .,. ,,, ,
visit to the city of the twin crosses the two men rushed in After they had
n T, Pmnl the surrounding rescued the victim of the assault, they
valley are paying their respects to the
Tie governor's train arrived at S:05
and was met at the mission station by
GO1". W. J. 3IIIjIS.
a reception committee of prominent
citizens the battalion from the New
Mexico agricultural college, headed by
Its crack band, and a guard of mounted
horsemen. The governor and his staff
were escorted down Las Cruces avenue ,
to the Don Bernardo hotel, where j
breakfast was served to the governor,
his steff and the invited guests.
Reception at Armory.
Second in Importance to the coming
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BIG FREIGHT RA TE
FIGHT IS OPENED
Washington, D. C, April 1. The biggest freight rate fight since the pass
age of the Hepburn rate hill entered Its final stages today -when tho govern
ment filed In the supreme court of the Urlied State a. brief In the o-caIIed Mis
KOHri rlrr rate case.
They Involve the inferests of manufacturers, jobbers, merchants and rail
roads from the Atlantic &eaboard to the'tocky mountains.
The two cuscs whicli have attracted the most attention are those concerning
through cv2K rates on through sltipmnti originating at Atlantic seaboard
points and destined to 3Ib.sonrI river cities.
The third ca?er Involies the class rates from Chicago and St. Louis to Den
ver. Arguments are et for Monday, but they probably will not be reached un
til lat-r In the week, v
Courtlandj Ariz., March 30., 1910.
Editor El Paso Herald:, . .
Enclosed please find 55 cents as
payment as per your statement. We had
37 answers to our classified advertise
ment. Thanks. t t Yours very truly 3
THL COURTLAND TELEPHONE CO.,
' r j; -f - H. D. McVay.
Demands Money: and When
Refused Attempts Mur
der Lynchers Searching.
Talhart, Texas, April 1. Declaring
that if she did not give him money that
he would make her sorry, an unknown
tramp attacked Mrs. Chris. Stanley at
her home ihls morning and after he had
v.sii-d Viot- n-nfl knocked her senseless.
RPt f 5rft to the hiuse and made his escape.
M.i. n.m was rescued
rptnmpfl for the tramp but he had fled.
The flames gained fast headway and
, the house was burned to the ground de
spite the efforts ol tne lire aeyaic-ment-
Nothing was saved, but the
house and furniture were Insured.
Mr. Stanley is a prominent contractor
of the city and, although he was working-
near, he knew nothing of the out-
j rage -until the house was Durneu utui.
. c, , ni
to the ground. J
Citizens are indignant over the out-
rage and a posse has been organized
to search for the tramp, xi ne is uy-
tured, -mob vengeance will be the re
sult. It is said that Mrs. Stanley gav
the same tramp his supper yesterday
This morning he demanded money,
saying he knew she had it, .since she
had just sold some fulniture.
JLLLEGED FRAUD OPERATIONS .
ARE REPORTED EXTENSIVE
. , ..?i -i Tritt niiPB-pd 1
swindling operations of Gaston Alex-j ence gained through execution of the
andre and E D. Hudspeth, cotton deal- law shows that ?ome Important matters
ers of this cltv, who are charged with which should bo the subject of govern
defrauding TV '"3. Moody & Co., of Gal- j mental control, are not now within the
veston. out of $20,000. are said to in- scope of authority heretofore conferred
volve large milling firms In Germany,
Nivtr "Rncland and Los Angeles.
A Bremen, Germany rlrcn. it is said,
tried to collect about $4000 from the
men because of short -weight in ship
ments. Galveston. Tex., April 1. Up to 1
oclock this afternoon "W. L. Moody, jr.,
of W. L. Moody & Co., declined to dis
cuss the swindling charges preferred
against Gaston Alexandre and E. D.
Hudspeth, of Bowie, who are alleged to
have defrauded the firm out of $20,000.
It is claimed that Alexandre Is well
.Jcnown in cotton circles here. It is un
derstood an effort will be made to ob- I
tnin thP arrest of the men. Alexendro
is In France, and Hudspeth in Nicara
gua. WRECK NEAR WEATHHRFORD.
TVeatherford, Tex.. April 1. A broken
wheel mused the wreck of a train on the
Mineral Wells and Northwestern railroad
between Weatherford and Mineral Wells
Fire cars were derailed. The passen-
; gers. en route to Mineral Wells were
transferred to another train at the scene
of the wreck. None were injured. The
track was cleared today.
Minority and Majority Re
ports Are Presented on
ONE OF FEATURES
Washington, D. C, April 1. The ad
ministration railroad bill, stripped of
many of its original features, but still
providing for the creation of a com
merce court and the regulation of rail
way agreements, consolidations, - se
curities, rates and routes, all as amend
ments to the 'interstate commerce law,
was reported to the house today by the
Interstate commerce commission.
The bill was Introduced by represen
tative Townsend of Michigan Jan. 10.
The original measure was drafted by
attorney general "Wlckersham, who also
is sponsor for several of the amend
ments made by the committee, but the
measure contains as amendments liberal
excerpts from the bill presented early
in the session by chairman Mann of the
committee, whoe views are not In ac
cordance with the administration, but
who takes charge of the bill on the
floor as committee chairman, though
personally opposed to many of Its pro-
Tlie Majority :Report7
Mr. Mann vrill ask the house next
Monday to make the bill privileged,
failing which he will seek suspension of
the rules to expedite consideration. The
majority report says:
The Hepburn law of 1906 vastly im
proved the law providing for regula
tivo control over railroad corporations
engaged in Interstate or foreign com
merce and much enlarged the scope
of the authority conferred upon the in-
terstate commerce commission. Experi
on me commission
"The original act to regulate com
merce -was exceedingly important, the
Hepburn law was of still greater im
portance but the propositions involved
In the substitute bill reported by your
commltteo are of even greater Import
ance. While they do not impo1?" undue
burdens upon the railways of the coun
try or unduly Interfere with the power
of the railway managers for tho proper
operation of the roads, yet they do con
fer upon the shipping public the In-
j vesting public, and the people at large
i benefits of tremendous value."
The Commerce Court.
Referring to the commerce court cov
ered in the first three sections of th
bill, the report says it is proposed to
centralize the existing authorltj- and
jurisdiction of circuit courts In one
commerce court but without enlarging
such jurisdiction or authority. The
present jurisdiction of the TJ. S. courts
to set aside Interstate commerce com
mission orders is believed by many to
be limited to the determination of juris
dictional facts and to the question of
confiscation Dy tho talcl
without duo compensation.
An inhibition against purchase or
lease of capital stock of a directly or
substantially competitive railroad or
w-ater line Is made in section 12, whfich
also prohibits the same person serving
on competing directorates. It permits
any corporation designing to acquire
iciteresit in another similar corporation
to make a preliminary agreement and
then to file a petiton with the com
merce court for permission to carry out
the agreement. The committee, how
ever. Is considering reporting a commit
tee amendment -to have the petition filed
with the commission instead of with
the commerce court.
Railway securities propositions are
embodied in the concluding sections.
They prohibit railroads from issuing any
stock or bonds except upon application
to the commission, which Is to specify
the respective amounts of stocks, bonds,
etc., authorized to be issued for the re
spective purposes to which the proceeds
arc to be applied and stating the price
their reasonable values at which such
securities may be 'sold. The commission
is authorized to 'issue certificates in re
lation to shocks -and bonds and to
penalize officers or stockholders who
assent to prohibited Issues '
Common carriers are authorized to en
ter into agreements specifying freight
classification and passenger and freight
transportation charges, notwithstanding
existing laws. Including the Sherman
anti-trust law, if a copy of the agree
ment in form and detail prescribed by
the commi?sion is filed with that body
in 20 days after it is made and at least
30 days before the classification or
charges go into effect. Tho commission,
however, is vested with full authority in,
the matter and may suspend their tak-
i ing effect.
T,he carriers are expressly prohibited
making any agreements for pooling or
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Appointment of a Fire Marshal Would Save Insurers
$9000 a Year Putting Wires Underground Would
Save $18,000 Poor Fire Alarm System Costs
$3000 a Year Inefficiency of Water Sys
tem Costs $90,000 a Year.
Just how much El Paso can reduce
its fire Insurance rates by remedying
many of the shortcomings alleged in the
report of the Underwriters' association
in fixing the rate for the city, is a sub
ject that is causing considerable dis
cussion among insurance men and busi-
nwss Tnfin e'pnprallv. i
In several instances, by the expendi
ture of a few thousand dollars a year,'
the city could save to the property own
ers several times the amount In insur
ance premiums. For instance: The lack
of a fire marshal in El Paso costs the
insurer 3 cents on each hundred dollars
valuation. Taking $300,000 as the
amount that will be paid out by El
"Pasoans in Insurance premiums this year
under the new rate it was over $200,000
last year, and it is estimated at $300,
000 this year and the average rate of
$1 per $1000, there would be a saving
io Insurers of $9000 a year by the cre
ation of the position of fire marshal.
Such an official could be secured by the
city for $1500 or $1S00 a year.
The business men of the city of Gal
veston have taken up this matter and
ittp urering the appointment of such an
official. That city Is charged 3 cents, !
the same as EI Paso, for having no fire
marshal. The key rate fixed for Galves
ton Is 30 cents, with practically all resi
dences frame structures, too. as against '
50 cents for El Paso with all brick
residences. The Galvestonlans could re
duce this to 27 cents If they had a fire
Robert Silberberg Praises The Herald For Its Work In the
Interest OfEl Paso. --Committee To Be Formed To Com-
ple'ieTthe Work Of Ofganizing'To Bring Trade Here.
A Retail Merchants' association for El
Paso Is now assured. A group of 35
representative retail merchants met in
the chamber of commerce Thursday
evening to discuss ways and means of
forming such an organization for the
mutual benefit of its members. A.
Schwartz presided and led the discussion
in favor of the association.
The opinion was unanimous in favor
of such an Institution, the only differ
ence being in the methods of organiza
tion and operation. It was finally de
cided to allow the chair to appoint a
committee to represent each line of
business, which would meet and pre
pare a report on "the best methods for
the conduct of such an association the
committee to report to the retail mer
chants at another meeting to be held
Robert Silberberg made a strong talk
on the need for such an organization and
pledged himself to give as much toward
the movement as any other retail mer
chant. He also spoke In general on the
need for a new hotel here to accommo
"Washington, D. C, April 1. Indica
tions multiply that the Ballinger-PIn-ehot
investigation committee which re
sumed its sessions today, with secretary
Balllnger's counsel In charge of the
presentation of the evidence, is so se
riously split along party lines that a
unanimous report Is beyond the hounds
The Democratic members have gone
so far as to notify their Republican col
leagues that the Democrats will par
ticipate In the execuli-ve sesrions of the
committee, hut only on the understand
ing that the Democrats will he free to
nnnouncc In the public meetings the
votes and their contentions that take
place In the private sittings.
ILL TEMPER SHOWX.
The examination of Elmer E. Todd,
United States district attorney at Se
MOB FOILED AND
PEISONEE IS SAFE
Quanali Moh Makes Effort
to Lynch Man Accused of
Quanah, Texas. April 1. a mob of
300 enraged citizens armed with revol
vers and shotguns made a desperate
effort to capture B. Dyer from offi
cers here late yesterday and lynch him.
Officers foiled the mob and took the
prisoner to Fort "Worth on the Den
ver train late last night.
Dver Is accused of assaulting the
flveyearold daughter of Milton "Win
bury, 17 miles northwest of Quanah
late yesterday afternoon while her
father as away.
The girl's mother phoned a relative
who came and seized l?yer. and turned
him over to the authorities.
The prisoner is white and -25 years
George Curry, former governor of
Xew Mexico, left for the east last night
at 6:10 over the Southwestern.
COMMITTEE IS SPLIT
marshal and the business men are urg
ing the creation of such an office.
The absence of a fire marshal is not
the only defect that might be remedied
by El Paso. The biggest cost to the
citizens on Insurance is the inefficiency
of the waterworks system. This is 31
cents, costing property owners about
$90,000 annually in premiums.
Then there is another 3 cents at $9000
annually that could be saved to property
owners by the creation of a full paid fire
department. The people pay 2 cents ex
tra on every $100 valuation because one
of the hose wagons Is considered inef
ficient, or a total of $6000 a year on
a $300,000 premium total.
The absence of a second hook and lad
der which the underwriters say the city
should have, costs her $6000 a year 2
cents on every hundred dollars worth of
The fire alarm inefficiency costs the
citizens $300 a year or 1 cent on every
hundred dollars insurance.
The fact of overhead wiring costs the
insurance paying public $18,000 a year.
The cHy can force these wires under
ground and save this sum, or 6 cents on
every hundred dollars valuation to the
people of the city. Overhead trolley wires
cost the Insurers 3 centt on $100 valu
ation or a total of $900. D-erhead power
wires cost 2 cents or $6000 a year; over
head light wires cost a cent, or $3000 a
year, the whole totaling 6 cents or $18,
000 a year.
date the outoftown retail shoppers. In
speaking of the conditions here-at pres
ent, Mr. Silberberg said: "When we had
a mass meeting to do away with gam
bling I fought it, but If such a meeting
was to be held tonight, I would be on
the other side. There Is something else
I want to speak about, and that Is the
great good The Herald is doing. I want
to give thanks where thanks are due.
How Gambling Hnrti.
"I thought when they began fighting
gambling that It was going to put a roof
over El Paso; I was narrow then; I had'
been making my money from the gam
blers. I am now different. I realize
that gambling of all kinds hurts El
Paso and we should give The Herald
our hearty support in its fight on all
these gambling matters.
"Keno In Juarez is hurting El Paso
deeplj I have been investigating. I
have been watching the keno games
and I can say that every night, each
table takes in from $100 to $150 and on
(Continued on Page Four.)
attle, brought out a new strength of
partisan feeling in the committee. Mr.
Todd contradicted certain statements
made by special agent H. L. Jones. He
said Jones's statement that he had ad
Aised against criminal action in the
Alaska cases "because judge Hanford
was constitutionally opposed to land
fraud trlalR generally," wan absolutely
Cross examination as to a letter
Glavis had wrlten the department at
"Washington urging criminal prosecu
tion In certain cases made the spark
Chairman Xelson asked Mr. Brandefo
If there was anything to show that the
letter had been sent.
"There is no direct evidence," re
plied the attorney. v
"But it is a letter Glails testified
he never sent," persisted the chairman.
"It is a letter this witness snys Glavis
(Continued on Page Four.)
OF ALL BLAME
OKear JSTot Indicted in Con-
nection With Mother's
Socorro, N. L, April 1. After hearing
all the available evidence In the case
of the death of Mrs. H. C. O'Rear at the
town of Kelly, the grand jury in the dis
trict court reported a no-bill in the case
of Ernest O'Rear, the son of the de
ceased. O'Rear. accordingly was discharged
from custody. It Is understood there
was not a shred of tangible evidence to
connect him with the crime and it Is
generally believed that he had nothing
to do with it. Although there is con
siderable talk of one kind or another,
nothing has come to light which throws
suspicion on anyone else, and the mat
ter of the death of Mrs. O'Rear re
mains a mvstery.
Young O'Rear and his two little sis
ters told Identically the same story to
the effect that their mother received all
her injuries from falling down stairs.
Labor Leaders Making "Effort to End the Philadelphia
Tieup Pilots Strike in New York, Painters in Chi
cago No Disorder in the Coal Eegions, But
All Men Are Out.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 1. Five caw
Tiere dynamited In this city last night
and early today. Windows vrere scat
tered hut no one vras injured.
John Mitchell, accompanied by DenniK
Hayes, fourth vice president of the
American Federation of Iabor, went to
New York today.
It is rumored that a meeting of labor
leaders will he held in that city today
and another effort made to settle the
street car strike here.
The police have refused permission
for a parade of women strike- sympa
thizers Saturday, hut preparations for
the parade are being made.
PIIaOTS OUT OX STRIKE.
Xew York, X. Y., April 1. At mid
night last night the pilots and masters
of the towhoata of the Baltimore &
Ohio, the Lackawanna Central of Xew
Jersey, and the Lehigh Valley railroads
went on a strike for an increase of
wages and for shorter hours. Many
hundreds of metf are affected and it is
feared that quantities of valuable per
ishable freight will be tied up.
Reports axe prevalent tbat the strike
will spread to other classes of employes
In the harbor.
All other railroads entering the city
have effected settlements with
"inesi ' '
CHICAGO PAIXTERS STRIKE,
Chicago, 111., April 1. One thousand
"painters and decorators who demand a
wace increase of five cents an hoar
went on a strike this morning. It Is
feared by night that 4000 will be out.
There Is also danger of a sympathetic
strike as the members of the allied
Trades Unions have been authorised to
quit work on all construction where
the painters' demands are not recog
nized. j ALAMOGORBO HAS
NO SALOON NOW
Alamogordo, X. M., April 1.
Alamogordo's only saloon has
S closed in order to keep from pay-
Ing the $3000 annual city license
j ! on acount of a new ordinance
i effective this date.
The churches will advocate
rt lYAl s-"sitWt4's'
PEARY IS THROUGH
WITH ARCTIC TRIPS
Chicago, 111., April 1. Commander Robert E. Peary, who arrived ia Chi
cago today, declared positively that he is through "with polar explorations lor
"I am absolutely at the end of my career as aa explorer," he said. "The
reports that I am to lead an expedition into the Antarctic regions are not
truo and I certainly do not contemplate another trip to the north pole."
This will soon be the cry from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, from the Gulf of Mexico to
Hudson Bay. Therefore, be sure to place
your order today for the
El Paso Herald
of Saturday, April 2, containing the first in
stalment of our
ai Baseball Review
The story of April
Study of the American League
Possibilities for the 'Season to
Comments About the Work of the
Veteran Pitchers of the Amer
Two Great Groups of Twiriers in
the Leading Nines of the Junior
0 Paso, Texas,
f riaay Evening,
April 1, 1910-12 Pages
WORK IN MINES
Indianapolis, lad., April 1. Celebr.
lag today the aaaiveraay of the Institu
tion of the eight hoar day la. the mines
of the country, 300,000 BlramtHewa cal
miners faced an enforced holiday f -hm-known
The principal bone of contention la
the miners' demand for an increase la
wages of 5 percent.. Conferences Be
tween the miners' organizations and the
operators in several districts have fceea
In the Brazil hloclc coal district
Indiana there will be bo suspezsiea let
the operators yesterday conceded ta ths
higher wages demanded. In Illinois and
western Pennsylvania there will areh
ably he a prolonged siege.
A conferenceof miners aad operators
in the northern district ef Colorado la
being held la Denver today, hat; it Is
believed ao settlement -will he reached
and 3000 miners will salt work today.
THIRTY THOUSAXD IDLE.
Kansas City, Mo., April 1. Practic
ally all of the 30,000 men employed, in
the coal mines of the Southwestern In
terstate field, including Missouri, Kaa
sag, .Oklahoma and Arkansas xexaalned
away from the mines -today.
About 3,600,000 tons of coal have
been .stored. In the. sa-t"h,w;est,adwK
Bor-heJleved the effeeta of hj arfrike
will he f&iU unless It lasts more tfcnn
days. " ""' ""
The operatork.clalm It Is lposile to
gxant an Increase? io waKt la tals field
on account of competition ef oil aad na
Terre Haute, Ind., April-lv Officer
of the Operators' association ef the Uth,
district announced today aa Increase of
53 percent in wages. It will probably
he granted to the mlHers next "Wednes
day. XO KEXTUCKY STRIKE.
Lexington, Ky., April 1. A represen
tative of one of the large coal mintage
companies in eastern-Kentacky said to
day that there will he no strike ia any
of the mines in that section. The mines
employ about 10,000 men and they are
FORTY THOUSAXD OUT.
Columbus, O., April L ill anion
bituminous miners ia Ohio, about 46,9949,
went on a strike at midnight for aa in
crease of five cents a ten for pick mln-
(Continued on Page Two.)
By JOHN B. FOSTER.
2 will contain
Changes in Players and Managers
and the possible Kesults Which
Condition of the Rational Sport
Never So Favorable as It Is at
Illustrations and Sketches of the
National Game to Suit the Time