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El Paso, Texas,
Thursday Evening, May IS, 1910 ... 10 Pages All tae ?few Herald Prints It Firsi w . m - ?& m m in Ft m m m a m a n m k i w h h - j la n i t & m i m w I While It's Fresh. wmaM&B kJhLbHM mSmbb nfttio imniiiji P-, . mPimh JJB.-iBL rf JHPlLii tm hW asflBsSHB wBkmmmm Ub I I i liyHOiiMCF TALLY IS OUT did the comet pass us? SIX BISHOPS R j OHM TO Hriinniir FOR IKF'S scientists doubtful now pjifriu UTDf nrCTilDTrn y I II Announces for District Clerk 1 1 0' Iff iDl 0V PM D IT I CCC I IQIU'T V Largest Number Ever Con- ILll PfYfinr Harper May Bun For Uui IlLL niiL Df OflOLLLuO HilOIl f fLl firmed in America at One HI UP I ML Mayor Next Spring. ' IIIO gl JIB I SI inniUm Tim6' ffl I 1 Will Thoroughly Investigate Situation Regarding Rates in El Paso. CLASSIFICATION HAS BEEN UNFAIR Restrictions ShOUld Many Not Apply to Conditions as They Exist Here. Six special agents of the insurance companies doing business in Texas, ac- j companiel by H. !. Wrisrht, a- member of the fire rating board, are in El Paso j to ihear the complaints of the citizens I against the new lire insurance rates and to make inspections of the mer cantile risks earned by their oompanies The special agents will not have a Jmblic hearing while here but they will isten to all complaints which are made by .policy holders in their respective companies when made through the local agents and will endeavor to get a correct line on the insurance situation in El Paso. H. L. Wright, the member of the state rating board, will make a thorough in vestigation of the situation here and will study the field with a view of presenting it to the rating board as it really exists. The special agents and ilr. Wright will remain here several days in order to be come thoroughly familiar with the situ ation. Those who compose the party are: P. P. Tucker, representing the Aetna Insurance company; 21. G. Jarreau, of the Citizens' Insurance company, of St Louis; C. C. Wright, of the Roj-al In surance companv; J. K. Griswold, of the Liverpool and London companv : A. R. Phillips, of the Insurance Company of Xorth America: and A. Zintsraft. All are from Dallas. Inadequate Inspection. A number of mattersivill be brought to the attention of fciie fire insurance men while they are in El Pao. One of the principal faults found with the new rating is in the inadequate and incom petent inspection which was made last fall by the men working ior the actuary and upon which the new rates were hnsrvl. One insurannR nrpnt. st.fl.tfid Thursday that of the risks which he J jaaa ui.specLtu since une new ruxes went into effect be had found approximately "two-thirds of them wrong and he charac terized the whole inspection as bad. Ex posures were incorrect and in many oases exposures were charged where no real exposure existed. In other cases the exposures were beyond the dis tance called for under the key rate and there are evidences that botli the in spection of the El Paso risks and the compilation of the rates were done hur riedly and incorrecbly. Dwelling Rates High. The exposure charges for dwellings will also be taken up by the local agents with the insurance company representa tives. The rate in effect at present takes two exposures for a dwelling house. In the words of the insurance men, a risk takes an exposure through an exposure. The reason given for this is the shingle roof construction, but the policy holders claim that the brick construction of the city offsets this and that the second exposure should not be counted, Jaut only one, as is done in the business district provding the intervening wall is of brick. The Tenant Charge. The tenant charge of 15 cents for dwellings and the 15 cents for shingle roofs on dwellings will also be brought to the attention pf the insurance men while they are here. Tie tenant charge is for a rented house, the fact (Continued on Page SJz.) Jr J J J J CONFERENCE SCHEDULED ON STATEHOOD UlUu. "Washington, I. C, May 19. Following a white house confer ence favoring: statehood, there is now talk of a caucus In the. sen ate on the statehood bill. V Andrews's bill to create the Fort Sumner land office, having passed the house, was received J in the senate and referred to the committee on public lands. J J !'v ! ! ! ! 5 1 New York, 2Iy 19. An increase In the ragcs of employes of the Standard Oil company, dating from May 1, will add from Kix to 10 million dollars to the company's annual payroll expense. , The increases range from six; to 10 percent and apply to all fruhMdy com panies of the Standard. - Officials say the higher cost of living made this voluntary advance nec essary. DISREGARD OF LAW INSPECTORS OF MINES CROOKED CAUSES 265 DEATHS Princeton, Ills., May 10. That the mining laws were broken Tvith the knowledge and consent of mine inspectors, is the icrdlct o the coroner'jt jury -TflicIi begun last November to Invcst2gare the canse of the Cherry mine dis aster, -which 'resulted In the death of 2G5 miners in the St. Paul Coal compa ny's mine. A1"J:ilJKJSJSYal'Y k$ S Im I hllla whb6 m wmt 3.33JJJX wmvvivjj The political waters were stirred a bit "Wednesday afternoon with the an nouncement of an opposition candidate for the office of district clerk against Ike Alderete. There was some stir, because some of the men who have stood closest to Ike and to whom Ike has delivered Mexican votes In the j past, have come to the conclusion that Ike is not nearly so strong as he has Deen, in iact mat ne is in uaugei. n weakness was demonstrated In the re cent school election, when he fell down In attempting" to deliver votes for "the j ring" ticket. i The new candidate Is O. M. Talley. He announced today for the office of district clerk, subject to the Demo cratic primaries. Talley has lived in El Paso for more than 20 years and was for a time in the saloon business. He owns quite a lot of El Paso prop erty and is also actively engaged in ranching and shipping cattle. Harper for 3Iayor. James R. Harper.v candidate for may or. This may be the heading of a munici pal ownership ticket next spring for it is known that Harper will be a can didate If The bond election fails to carry at the election on June 21, for as sure as it does fail to carry, there will be a municipal ownership ticket in the field and Harper will undoubtedly head it, for Harper Is strong for municipal ownership and his friends know that he will run for the mayoralty if necessary in order to pull the ticket through. Is Terry a Candidate? Is Randolph Terry a candidate for county attorney or is he not? To one man he says yes, to another he says no. "Whether he is undecided or not re mains to be seen, but Terry told one Herald reporter positively that he was and immediately thereafter told anoth er man that he was just trying to have a little fun for a few days and was not a canaiaate. Who KnoTrx? Politics Is the talk of the town at this period and someone who is per haps a joker, perhaps one who really and truly knows what Is going on within the ranks of the county ring, has circulated the report that A. S. J. Eylar will be nominated for district judge, Volney Brown for county judge and W. W. Brldgers for district attor ney. GHAB&E AGAINST POWERS DISMISSED Witness in Bell-Casey Case Is Promptly Released by Court. "W. J. Powers, a witness in the Bell Casey case, on trial in the 34th district court, arrested "Wednesday charged with perjury In connection with his evi dence in the case has oeen aisnjipsed. "When arraigned before justice E. B. 3IcClintock "Wednesday night the case was dismissed without hearing any evi dence. MOTIOX FOR NEW TRIAIi FOR HYDE COPIES UP FRIDAY. Kansas City, Mo., May 19. It was nprprminpn i u mnrnin?- itizat i iih mil -...... .. .-... . tion in arrest of judgment and for a I new inai wm not oe nieu unm j? naay j by attorneys for Dr. B. C. Hyde, con victed of killing Col. Swope and given a life term In the penitentiary. It probably will be several days af terward before judge Latshaw decides. TEXAS AFTER LOUISIANA TRADE Cravens, La., May 19. The BeaumonJ trades excursion special train arrived nere tnis morning witn o mercnants aboard. They will visit 30 Louisiana towns. CARRIE NATION IN TEXAS. Childress, Tex., May 19. Mrs. Carrie Nation, of Kansas, passed through here this morning on her way to Fort "Worth. Mrs.Xation declined to make i any statement for publication. j I KIIXED BY TRAIN. Waco, Tex., May 19. Howard Har ris, a negro, aged 9 years. Is dead e,s a result of a train severing his leg i and arm here yesterday. No Startling Phenomena Are Noted Beautifully Clear Night in El Paso. TAIL EXTENDED BEYOND WORLD The earth Is in business as usual and the comet has gone. According to the program, we passed through the tail of the vagrant firefly "Wednesday night, but nobody knew it. The night was beautifully clear and not a single manifestation was noticed that might have been attributed to his cometlets. Now the scientists say It didn't hit us. Hereafter it will become an evening visitor and instead of keeping the good citizens up all night, the -celestial wan derer is expected to be visible in the western sky the latter part of the week. In all ages the passage of the earth through the orbit of the comet has aroused feverish and fantastic specu lation as to what might be expected to happen. The uninformed and imagin ative have anticipated everything from a blazing-world to the asphyxiation of humanity, but there has always been disappointment. Lakes "and rivers did not boil or their fish cook; asphalt pavements did not liquify and run into the sewers; the hair didn't sizzle and burn off our heads or the houses burn, and neither were sun, moon nor stars obscured. These were all possibilities which have presented themselves to the Iay mind. The earth passed through the tail of Halley's comet during the 17th century, when It was 7,000,000 miles closer to the fiery nucleus than it was on May 19, according to he scientists, and the old earth stayed here. Extended Beyond Earth. Since the tall of the -comet is directed away from the sun the earth passed through the tall in case the length of the tail exceeded the distance of the comet from the earth, wh'ich was about 15.000,000 miles. As the length of the tail is at present some 20,000.000 or 25,000.000 miles, it seems likely ihat the passage through the tail actually took place, and the tail extended some five or more million miles beyond the earth, unless the tail suddenly curved as some scientists today suppose. Any such estimate of distance Is nec essarily very( uncertain, however, as in general the tall of the comet decreases with increasing distance from the sun and is, moveover, subject to Irregular changes in size, which cannot be pre dicted. The diameter of the outer ex tremity of the tall was roughly, 2,000,000 nilles. Assuming that this diameter was correct, some 10 or 12 hours were required for the earth to pass through the tail. Ciin Be Seen Tonight. Unless an unexpected decrease in the comet's own light should take place, it should be easily visible low down in the western sky immediately after sunset on May 20. After the transit the comet will move rapidly toward the east with respect to the sun, so that during the days of May It will be in a favorable i position for observation. though Its fbrightness will probably rap- idly decrease By Friday, anyhow, the comet will become visible again, headed away from j . , ... .... . . ug -v-nn tne tail sticking straight up out of the western sky a llttle above the spot Tvhere the san sinks. There will then be no light from the rising sun to dim the glory of the spectacle and it Is likely to be far more majes tic than in the stages of the approach. At the end of a month it will have dis appeared for another 75 years. No Phenomena Noticed. According to the I computations of Dr. George E. Hale and ms assistants at 'Carnegie observatory, Pasadena, Cal., Halley's comet passed on beyond the sun at 8:3.5 oclock last night, and at the- same (time the earth was in the midst of the wanderer's tenuous tail. But not one of the delicate instruments Sfit to dfttpct pxnfvf-pr! nhpnnmina showed th slightest variation Dr Hale mounted an electrometer to detect any changes in the magnetism of the earth and a variometer, which would show any variation in the mag- netic pole. A tower also was erected I on the peak of Mount "Wilson, bearing metal plates coated with glycerine to catch any of the dust particles with which the comet's tail is supposed to be laden, but the astronomers have found nothing so far to indicate that natural conditions have been affected b the earth's leap through the comet's tail. Of Value to Science. Xone of the other observatories of the I world report any startling phenomena In connection with the passage of the com et's tall across the world, except at Yerkes observatory at Williams Bay, Wis., where it Is states, spots were ob served on the sun during the afternoon and the astronomers at night secured photographs and accurate records of "meteoric phenomena and varying heav enly illumination under atmospheric conditions nearly perfect for work with camera and telescope. The pictures and data are consid ered of unnsual value and may develop I I scientific Information and theories of unexpected Importance. Professor Edward E. Barnard, one. of the world's greatest authorities on comets, was much pleased Tilth the re sult of his observations, which extend ed almost without Interruption for 43 hours. Illumination Analyzed. A most paintstaking search was made through the tail of the comet for spots where illumination might be lacking. This lack of Illumination, it was Indi cated, may aid greatly in determining the substance of the glow that follows the romet's head "The passing of the comet," said pro fesor Barnard, "will greatly - enrich (Continued on Page Three.) Drops Box of Dynamite and Wrecks Barracks of Cuban Rural Guards. CITY SHAKEN BY EXPLOSION Havana, Cuba, May 19. Until the ruins are more thoroughly examined, it will not be known positively how many lives were lost when the barracks of the Rural Guards in the city of Pinar del Rio were demolished by an explo sion of dynamite late yesterday. There j is no reason to believe, nowever, mat I the fatalities did not exceed ou. xne injured number more than 100. It is almost certain that the explo sion resulted from the accidental fall of a case of dynamite from the hands of an employe of the public works de partment, who was assisting in loading on wagons 72 cases of the explodlvo. Many of the injured it is believed are still pinned under the debris. Among the bodies recovered are those of cap tain Alfredo Ravema of the Rural Guards, his wife and three children. Senor Leagre, engineer of the province, Is thought to be among the killed. Nearly three tons of dynamite ex ploded. The buildings destroyed were massive structures. The government wireless station was sriaken to pleoes. The explosion caused great terror among the inhabitants, many of whom thought the disaster was caused by the approach of Halley's comet. Good Old Times of Son's Pants From Father's Trousers Past and G-one. THE WORLD GOES AT A FAST CLIP Washington, D. C. May 19. "A few j-ears ago boys wore out their father's old caotnes mane oer accoramg to a. neighborhood pattern; now they have to have store clothes and socks to match their neckties and a college yell "A man used to be considered well off if he kept a. horse and buggy; now he has to have an automobile if he has to mortgage the place to get it. The average business man does business with a telephone at one ear, a stenog rapher at each elbow, a telegraph of fice next door, a wireless station within easy reach, an automobile at the door and before many years he will want a flying machine to avoid the crush in the street below." Doctrine of Simple Iiife. Thus -spokfe representative Edward Ij. Hamilton, of Michigan, in the house today In a tariff speech, snappy with epigram, bristling with aphorism, preaching the doctrine of the simple life as the bulwark of civilization and pro tection as the producer of prosperity. It pictured nine months of increasing revenues and encouragement of Ameri can industry under the Payne bill. He drew on the legitimate spoils of trade and the policies and declarations of foreign statecraft as the justifica- CContinued on Page Three.) IiBfe Bud has been refused n pension through th' Tell Blinlcley agency. He wiir in th Boer war In St. Louis. A non combatant ivuz hit on 1li' bed with a teaenp as he wan paisln th' Moots hooie I this morning. SWIFT LIFE Astronomers Are Puzzled hj What They Saw in the Sky in Early Morning. MAYBE THE TAIL IS IN A CURVE Williamsbay, "Wis.. May 19. Setting at variance all scientific fiugres and predictions, and unmbfounding the as tronomers at Yerkes's observatory here, the tail of Halley's comet was plainly visible in the east just before daybreak today. The astromoners have no expla- nation to proffer for the nhenomenon. Professors Barnard and Frost declare ?, ZBl . ., l n0t PaSfed through the tail of the comet as has besn universally believed. Both agree that the earth has entered the tail bu. are utterly unable to explain the con- dition now prevailing, which is without a paraellei in the history of astronomy. Columbia l'mttssor Asrecv. Later professor Mitchell, of Columbia University, united with professors Bar nard and Frost in the announcement that the phenomenon might be due to one of three causes: First, the curvature of the comet's tail, first discovered and noted by pro fesor Barnard Tuesday night, may have developed to a wholly unexpected de-. gree while the head of the comet was noeinn- i,o. .or,,.. ,, i. j i Cl- naa paslng the earth on schedule. Soenn.T 1IV T?nrani'o , t inno Halley's comet may have ceased Its tall making activity, cutting off the glow ing fan that is now puzzling the scient ists. Third, It is possible that all calcula tions are wrong and that the comet has not yet passed the earth. Princeton Professor Doubts. Princeton, X. J., May 19. At 3 oclock this morning Dr. Henry X. Russell, pro fessor of astronomy at Princeton, de clared that, contrary to general predic tions, the earth has not yet passed through the tail of TTallev's comet. Comet Missed. Ujj. Ban Jose. Cal., May 19. Director Co rr,,all 4 Ttl, l 4..J.l,"HU Aiuucv. Vi. .. , . i" . 4 . .Tt, , . Francis Schaefer was master of cere- furnished the Associated Press the fol- ..,.,. lowinsr: "The earth did not M55iffl . . , .. .... . through the tail of the comet up to daylight this morning. On th- con- Catholic church, it is said by ecclesias trary. even before the moon had set. I ti t hnvfl hn nvp.rsh.-rfnw.r! hut nnno the tail was visible in the eastern sky. as preuictea in my message or weanes- : consecrated 14 new French bishops, and day evening, the tail lagged behind a ' in the United States, the only ceremony straight line from the sun through the which approximated it in significance head of the comet. This lagging at the ' was when archbishop Ireland conse point through which the earth expected crated bishops Shanley, SfcGorlick and to pass amounts certainly to several Cotter at the same time. million miles. "If this meeting was delayed until this afternoon or tonight there will be little doubt of the earth passing through the tall at all, but will pass on tne soutn side or it. The reason is a simple one. The tail lairs behind In the plane of the comet's orbit the comet's orbit plane makes an angle of ', 18 degrees, and with the earth's orbital Plane, a reraraation or tne tail there- fore draws away from the plane in which the earth Is moving." SIVERS OF EAST TEXAS FLOODED Good Eain Also Palls in the Panli andl e Country tf ear DaHiart. Weatherford, Tex., May 19. Clear fork of the Trinity is bank full today as a result of rains last night, but It was falling at noon. In the electric storm last night the dwelling of E. Johnson was struck by lightning and badly damaged, but no one was hurt. Brazos Rises. Waco, Tex., May 19. As a result of heavy rains last night the Brazos rose 12 feet here today. Rain in Panhandle. Dalhart, Tex.. May 19. Over an inch of rain fell here WednesCay night and generally over the Panhandle country. This makes two Inches of rain within j the last 10 days, which Insures a wheat j :pp. Planting generally is finished. with the largest acreage in the history of the state. Rain at Colorado. Colorado, Texas, May 19. Good rains have fallen over the county, greatly benefiting all crops. Strcamn Rank Fall. . Fort Worth, Texas, May 19. All streams and creeks in this section are j bank full today and manv hive over flowed, putting the lowlands under water. The ris is due to the heavy rains of the last few days, the heaviest downpour being experienced Wednesday night. Trinity river is higher today than In two years and u is reported that the flood stage will reach Dallas tonight. The gage here shows 12 feet. Wires are down in several localities but the damage to property is slight. The rain fell Wednesday night west as far as Abilene, east to Greenville and south to the gulf. S BAIVSE DU VENTRE TOO MUCH FOR BISBEE. Bisbee, Ariz., May 19. Ra mona Velasquez and Maria Sol dato were arrested and sen tenced to 60 days imprison ment. They were charged with disturbing the peace by per forming the socalled "dance du ventre" In a public street on Chihuahua hill. St. Paul, Minn., May 19. With great solemnity and sp.endor, for whioh the Roman Catholic church s noted during important events, the six new bishops reccnt'y appointed by iho pope to fill vacant dioceses in the province of St. Paul, of which, archbishop Ireland is metropolitan, -were consecreated today. Significant of the growth of Catholic ism in the new world was 'this splendid ceremony. For the first time since the church came to America, six bishops were consecrated simultaneously. The new bishops received their divine com mission almost precisely at the spot where father Hennepin landed on the banks of the Mississippi 230 years ago. 1 The archbishop, his nine bishops and his 600 priests out of 900 now In St. .. . Paul province, represent a Catholic population of 600,000. "When the first hishnn of St. Paul was consecrated 60 years ago there were two priests and perhaps a thousand members of the church. Tke Ceremony. The ceremony took piace on the grounds and In the chapel of St- Paul's seminary on the high bluff at the west ern limits of St. Paul, overloking the Mississippi river. The bishops conse crated were: Rev. James O'Reilly, of Minneapolis, i D1?noP J-C tt 7 i. i - I Rev. John J. Lawler, cathedral of St. !,., ,,, ..i ' i v.., ! ""'. auxiiiarj uiinup vii cue aiuw ' I roco tst Sf "Pmil Rftv. Patrick R. Heffron, rector of St. Paul's seminary, bishop of Winona, Minn. Rev. Timothy Corbett, of Duluth, bishop of Crookston, Minn. Rev. Vincent Wehrle, of the Benedic tine order and abbott of the monastery at Richardton, X. D., "bishop, of Bis marck, N. D. Rev. Joseph F. Busch, head of the missionary band in the archdiocese of St. Paul, bishop of Lead, S. D. Archbishop Ireland was the consecra- l tor, and was asslted by bishop James McGolrich, of. .Duluth, and Rt Rev.. James Trobec. of St. Cloud, Minn. Rev. ; As an nt of rpnt mflm,.t 5n the i in modern times, when the pope himself Under the direction of Rev. Father Schaefer, the procession of about 800 priests and 150 seminarians, formed on j tie southern side of the spacious grounds, presented a striking appear ance as it wended its way underneath the great oak trees to St. Mary's cha- ' Pel where the consecration ceremonies were heId- Following the priests came the bis- """ "reu - "v& cicn, au jaai the archbishop, all in tho robes of j their office. j Public Excluded. ; An immense gathering of the laity vitne-sed the jiroees.4-i . but Oi'ang to the fact that the chapel had sealing ca pacity for only the priests, the public was not admitted to witness the con secration. The consecration ceremony, which began at 10 a. m., and lasted about three hours, started with the reading of the apostolic commission, followed by the taking of the oath and the ex amination, the latter made almost In the same language prescribed by the council of Carthage. During the ex amination . the bishoDs elect nrnf assat? categorically their belief in the differ ent matters of faith which have been particularly attacked by heretics, es pecially the doctrine of incarnation. Solemn Mass. These preliminaries having been duly observed, the solemn intoning of the u ass was begun, the consecrator and bishop elect simultaneously betokening their faith. Durincr the ceremnnv. th nlain chant was intoned by the semina- ! ilans. At the conclusion of the conse cration ceremony proper, the new bish ops, were invested with the crosier and ring necessary to the Episcopal' order, accompanied with prayers and admoni tions ine mass then proceeded with the i it in unison at th nm o., hm, nnmo the TtoL-ic " , I which was followed by the investiture of the mitre and gloves nreviouslv blessed by the consecrator with much pomp. nlle the Te Deum was Intoned the new bishop was enthroned in the episcopal seat. Later he was led be tween the two assistant bishops around (Continued on page 3) STA TION AGENT LOSES PA CKA GE OF $30, 000 Oil Cltr Penn., May 10. Three packages of money containing: more thaa $S2,000 were stolen from the Pennsylvania railroad station here at 3:30 tliH morning Tvhlle John Truby, the station agent, was loading the baggage on the train. The money was being shipped by Adams eiprest to Philadelphia. Railroad detectives are of the opinion that the robbery was the werlc of one man who knew the money was in the depot and jast where it was located. One of the robbers was captured during the fight with the citizen, when his horse was shot from nnder him. He was seriously wounded and his identity Is not yet learned. The name of the citizen wouuded is W. C. GibsoD, who suffered a brokea leg when tlie yeggman fired. The robbers nxed dynamite. Engineers Have Instructions to Begin, and Only Await Further Details. BAILROAD TO BE BUILT IN FIRST El Baso Rejoices at Good News and Water Users Meet to Hear Reports. '""We are only awaiting dc-tailed in structions from' the director at Wsahing ton iefore 'beginiring active work, oq the dam' W. IT. Eeed, district engineer for the reclamation service, said T5rursdAy. "We nave tihe tools and equipment 9.U ready and on the ground to bejjin t&a railroad construction (work and even have 100 tons of hay stored for the nsa of the teams. The carts and. other equipment have been put in order and all that is now needed is the detailed in structions from the de-paxttmeirt and -we will begin active operations on building the railroad line from the Santa Pe main line to the dam site. '"The reclamation service will con struct the right of way and bridges and the railroad companv will lay the ties and steel. The surveys for this line are all made and even grade stakes have been set and some grading done. We are now waiting for the "word to go to it. If we got a messasre today jnstructingus, to start work we could be at it by Fri day." Order Causes Rejoicing. Telegrams confirming the reports from Washington that the" secretary of the interior had ordered the depositing the 5200,000 condemnation bond necessary to obtain possession of the site for the Elephant Butte dam caused great re joKing throughout the valley. By the first of the week, it is expected to have men at nvork on the railroad line which is to -be huilt from the" Santa Fe main line to the dam site at Elephant Butte. Another week will see-active operations be"un at the dam proper and then things will hum on the gigantic project until it is conrpieteu ana is supplying irrigation waters for the entire valley below. The railroad lin is to 'be the first link in the -preliminary operations and will make possible the transportation of the millions of barrels of cement and other supplies and materials necessary to build the Eiephant Butte dam, the biggest in the world- Brings Money Here. The renewinjr of operations- at-the j damsite will mean the expenditure of xnousanos ox aouars wim .&i ruso mer chants. Already the Retail Merchants' league is planning to have a train sched ule arranged on the Santa Fe to allow the workmen at the dam to come to EI Paso each Saturdav night and return in time for work 3Ionday morning. This will give the men an opportunity to spend their Sundavs in the city and also to do their trading. It will also give the merchants a chance to get the great benefit from the trade of the thousand or more men who will be employed on the project when it is under way. Water Users Meet. The board of governors of the Water Users association held a meeting Thursday morning at the office of Felix Martinez to hear the report of attorney R. F. Burges, who has been in Wash ington with H. B. Holt, representing the Elephant Butte and the El Pasc Vallej' Water Users associations. Mr. Burges explained the fwork done in "Washington and made it plain that tha big project which is to benefit the El Paso valley and the southwest was as sured and that nothing could now pre vent its completion. He emphasised the great service which has been ren dered the friends of the project by the Mexican state department through Gov, Creel and ambassador De la Barra. Importance Realized. The importance of the international aspect of the project is nowbeIng fully realized. The treaty with Mexico which bound the United States to complete the dam. is acknowledged to be tho thing which has brought about iho realization of the big enterprise. T.ie efforts of senator Root to have tha work started at once on the project In order to fulfill the treaty obligations and the Pressure wtflch was broig'at to bear bj the MexIcan stae depart- ment are all given credit for the ac tual beginning of operations and to these men, together with the repre sentatives of the water users' asso ciations in congress, belong much of the credit for the order to renew work on the dam.