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AJJ the Xews Ifcrald Prints St first While It's Frcb. .JL-jB 1 iifl aJftn riL m9&m h f r 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 distinguished jurist-governor. 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 (Continued on Page Four.) BESBflBSTSsJisBRSMBBH! muzzmmfr:--,. 3arfgi 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 27 Answers 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. HOUSE BURNS; WOMAN SAVED 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 x"c -""- 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 evening. 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 late yesterday. 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. forN Minority and Majority Re ports Are Presented on Administration Measure. COMMERCE COURT 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- . . "a. 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 property 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. 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 (Continued on Page 2) 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 FORM ASSOCIATION 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 siext week. 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 of possibility. 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 Assaulting Child. 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 old. George Curry, former governor of Xew Mexico, left for the east last night at 6:10 over the Southwestern. BALLINGER-PINCHOT COMMITTEE IS SPLIT 9 HERALD 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 insurance. 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 false. Cross examination as to a letter Glavis had wrlten the department at "Washington urging criminal prosecu tion In certain cases made the spark fly. 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.) SpN ACQUITTED OF ALL BLAME OKear JSTot Indicted in Con- nection With Mother's Death. 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. 3(1000 GFASE 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 ' ' their ... 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' bUUbUiUU piVli4UiLlUil 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 all time. "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 recast The story of April Study of the American League Possibilities for the 'Season to Come- Comments About the Work of the Veteran Pitchers of the Amer ican Teams. Two Great Groups of Twiriers in the Leading Nines of the Junior Major Circuit. 0 Paso, Texas, f riaay Evening, April 1, 1910-12 Pages OPERATORS 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 duration. 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 arranged. 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 tural gas. 3IAY GRAXTUJXCREASE. 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 all non-union. 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 May Follow. Condition of the Rational Sport Never So Favorable as It Is at Present. Illustrations and Sketches of the National Game to Suit the Time of Year.