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The Men Paid to Keep Down
Strife Are Working Tip
Opposition by Their Acts.
Prohibition Is the Big Issue.
May Narrow Fight to Col
quitt and Johnson.
(By W. D. Hornadny.)
Austin. Tex., July 9. To what extent
are the officers and paid agitators and
represents ies of the anti-prohibition
organization of Texas responsible for
the state -wide prohibition movement?
This is a question that the thinking and
more conservative saloon and anti-pro-hibitiou
element of the Democratic
parts, are beginning to ask. A careful
and unbiased analysis of the situation
-would certainly cause the answer to be
made that but for the unceasing activ
ities of the men in the pay of the or
ganization to keep the anti-prohibition
question alive in this state during the
last few years, it -would not now be an
issue in the campaign for governor.
It is a fact too well known and sus
ceptible of positive proof to be given
even an attempted denial that there has
not been a legislature for the last 10
vears that has not contained as Its I
members, in both the house and senate,
paid lobbyists of the liquor Interests.
It is hardly conceivable that the H
Qtor men themselves were responsible
fortfie crude methods "which these hired
Agents adopted to protect -the Interests
which they were sent to the legislature
to represent. Instead of accepting and
endorsing proposed measures that had
for their object the proper regulating
of the liquor traffic they employed ev- ,
fry kind of tactic within their power
so block and defeat such legislation.
Had these legislative representatives of
the saloon interests not fought and de
feated some of the measures that were
advocated by men who wanted to see
the saloon business placed upon a high
er plane, the agitation for state "wide
prohibition and the annihilation of sa
loons would never have reached the
Importance of a campaign Issue, at
leas not for manv years. There are
many thousand prohibit! on I st in Texas
today, bow alligned on the side of state
wide prohibition, who would have ac
cepted the proper regulation of the sa
loons by legislative enactment without
a murmer. ,
Bring Rnln to Employers.
It is clear to the close observer that
the paid agents of the anti-prohibition
organization are bringing ruin to the
verr people whom they are supposed to
represent. Most of these hired men are
professional politicians. Some of them
nave personal axes to grind. All of
them feel that it is their duty to kep
In fie lime light as much as possible
so that they may have the appearance
of earning their salaries- It Is directlv
due to those men that the prohibition
Question Is now an issue of domestic
politics of Texas. It Is monev in their
pocket to keep it there. If O. B. Col
quitt can be elected governor It will
niean that the state wide prohibition
question Is still unsettled. It will mean
a renewal of tie terms of employment
of these paid agents of the anti-prohibition
organization. The talk that the
( Continued on Next Page.)
"El Pxxa?a new skyscrapers will be as clean as the proverbial Puritan kitch
en. Vacaam cleaning plants are to be installed in the Roberts-Banner build
in, the American National bank building and the Anson Mill building. The
engines and air compressors will be in the basement and will be connected by
a tnbe system to all parts of the buildings. To these pipes can be attached
the hose and cleaning parts of the Vacuum cleaners by which the floors of
the building may be swept. As the dirt and trash Is taken up from the floors
it will be carried to the basement where It will be burned.
Mesa avenue Is becoming the millin
ery center of El Paso.
With Posener going into the new
Caples building on the corner of San
Antonio and Mesa, and Strelitz already
on that street, a new company Is to
open Its doors in a short time on the
same thoroughfare.
The Btoch Millinery company will
open an elegantly appointed and mod
ern millinery store in the new Roberts
Ba.nner block on Mesa avenue and Mills
srreet about September 1st.
D E. Bloch left Saturday for New
York, where he will be joined "within a
few days by MrsfJohnson, formerly of
CaJsaer's. and who is a partner in
the new concern, where they will buy
their stock.
Did You See Mutt and Jeff? Th
( By Horace
San Antonio, Tex., July 9. In the ex
citement over the race for governor and
lieutenant governor the citizens of Tex
as seem about to forget that there are
other important officers to elect and
that there is a wide field for selection.
The most interesting of these are the
contests for state controller, railroad
commissioner, commissioner of the gen
eral land office, state treasurer, and
judge of the court of criminal appeals.
A systematic fight is being made
against the reelection of Allison May
field as railroad commissioner. He is
opposed by L. T. Dasheill, of Leon
county, state tax commissioner; J. W.
Blake, of Hill county, former chair
man of the state Democratic executive
committee and at one time prominently
mentioned as a candidate for governor,
and Theodore G. Thomas, of Harris
county, editor of a truck journal.
The principal argument of the op
ponents of Mnyfield against his reten
tion in office is the doctrine of rota
tion in office. He has been a member
of the railroad commission for 14 years,
and it Is claimed by those opposed to
him that it is time that he was .weaned
Mavfield, while a candidate for re
election, is sticking to his post of duty
and doing no campaigning.
In the meantime Dashiell, aVone time
speaker of the house of representatives
and a close political friend of governor
Campbell, is making a campaign of the
state while he is drawing a salary ns
a state officer by virtue of Campbell's
By the appointment of William D.
Williams to succeed the late commis
sioner Storey and ttho will be elected
without opposition, governor Campbell
got one man on that body. Should
Dahlell be elected he would control.
That would immediatelv mean a move
ment for 2 cent fares on passentrer
trains and othr radical movements
which are pet hobbles of governor
It is generally conceded that the race
lies between Dashiell and Mayfleld. lit-
. tie progress being made by Blake or
Fight on for Controller,
The contest for controller is the free
for all race of the campaign with five
entries as follows: W. P. Lane, of Tar
rant county; D. C. Burkes, of Bell coun
ty; B. F. Teague, of Washington county;
Ed-swn Waller, of Waller county, and
Bob Barker, of Bexar county.
Barker is the must widely known of
the candidates on account of his race
against Stephens, the present controller, j
four vear,s ago. At that time he wa's 1
oniy oearen Dy a small vote. yarKer is
running on a platform which pledges !
himself to clean out the present set of
cierKs in the controllers office, who. i
ne claims arc meiricient and too per-
uiuiuitaij- acne m poinics. sancerj aiso
favors adopting modern systems of j
bookkeeping. j
x. r. jeague. oi v asnington countv.
is now chief clerk under the controller
and is runlng on the platform that his
vears of service In the controller's of
fice has made him thoroughly familiar
with the duties. In case of his. ree'ec
tion he tv ill probablv retain all of those
he believes as efficient In the service.
B. F- Teague is a former sheriff of
Bell county and is widely known to the
peace officers over the state He is
being supported by nearly all of the
Screened by a -nail of canvas, the
Silberberg Bros, jewelry store on th
corner of Texas and Mesa avenue is be
ing fitted with new hardwood furnish
ings. The fixtures are now being in
stalled and the new store will be opened
by the first of August.
Mutt and Jeff are with us; first ap
pearance today on sport page. Every
day in The Herald hereafter.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox is on The Herald
staff. Head her first article today.
T intend to put in a stock of Ameri
can and European millinery that will
not have Its equal anywhere in the
southwest," said Mr. Bloch.
"The concern will maintain a New
York resident buyer throughout the
3-ear, who will constantly keep in touch
with the styles as fast as they are
created in the world's fashion cen
ters. "The company will have a large and
thoroughly equipped work room where
we will employ competent milliners
and designers."
Mr. Bloch, head of the new com
cern, lias been In El Paso for the past
seven years and has been connected
with first the White House and then
the J. Calisher company.
II. Shclton.)
members of the Sheriffs association.
Edwin Waller, who in working his
ancestral connections for all they are
with, 'is the most unique of the candi
dates in the race. He has been a clerk
in the controller'. office' until recent
ly. He comes of the Waller family, fa
mous in early Texas history, and all of
his campaign literature calls attention
to the valiant service rendered to the
state by his ancestors. Another claim
to election is that all the time he was
a clerk in the controller's office he took
affidavits to pensions by Confederate
soldiers mdthout charge, although in
his capacity as notary public he had
a right to make such a charge.
The indications seem to be that the
rare lies between Barker and Teague,
with the southwest Texas man a little
In the lead.
The Judgeship Contest.
A. J. Harper, of Limestone counts:
Felix J. McCord, of Smith county, and
P. A. Turner, of Bowie, all are candi
date"; for associate Just'ce of the conrt
of criminal appeals. This is the place
formerly held by judge M. M. Brooks,
of Dallas. On his resignation judge
McCord was appointed to the vacancy )
by Gov. Campbell and Is now a can
didate to succeed himself. It is prob
able that the opposition to Campbell
will concentrate in an effort to beat
McCord. It is also understood that his
election is generally opposed by the li
quor and brewery interests.
I.rxisl Office.
For land commissioner J. T. "Robinson
is a candidate for reelection and is op
posed by Charle" W. Geers, of Tarrant
county, and H. Ellis Hill, of Harrison
county. Robinson is a candidate for
reelection on his record and is laying
especial stress on the efforts he had
made to recover for the state school
funds thousands of acres of and in
west Texas which he claims was se
cured by false entry.
Jinny Indictment Returned.
Assisted by J. J. Terrell, of Austin,
former land commissioner and a special
employ now of the attorney general's
department, a vigorous fight to recover
this land has been waged. Some of the J
uiu pruimneiiL cull euien ul muiii
Texas have been indicted for false swear-I
Ing and a large amount of the land has
been returned to the state. This course
has brought on bitter fights In somo
sections of the state -where the big land
holders exert a wide Influence and a
determined effect is being made to de- J
feat Rofrmson.
fippr! of Tarrant oniintv Is nn old
man. He was for many years chairman
of the state Democratic eypciitlre com-
mittee and prominent in state politic1', j
He is making a vigorous campaign by
means of circulars.
h. Ellis Hill, of Harrison county, is, i
a new luminary on the Texas political
horizon and is making the race, he says,
because he wants rne office and feels
competent to fill it
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Sam Sparks, candidate for reelection
as state treasurer for a third term, is
running on his record and the fact
that by adopting modern methods in
bookkeeping in his department he was
able to do away with the services of a
number of clerks and reduce the ex
penses tf his department $15,000 a year.
He is opposed by TVilliam TVinningham,
of Limestone county, uho is adanclng
the plea of rotation in office.
Two Residences
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Pewel Gets Permit The
Daily Eecord.
Building has taken on a little boom
after the hot weather slump. Friday
two permits for construction of resi
dences, with a total cost -of about $7500
were issued by Inspector Haggart, aside
from that to W. J. Fewel for a one
story store. One permit wes Issued
John Figueira to erect a brick struc
ture on Arizona street, and the other
to the Great Texas Realty company for
.a brick residence on Hutton streeL
The permits follow:
To Mrs. S. W. Mott to build a two
room adobe building In rear of resi
dence on Finley street; estimated cost,
To John Figueira to erect a 10 room
basement residence on Arizona street,
brick and stone; estimated cost $5000.
To Great Texas Realty company to
construct one story basement brick
residence on Hutton street; estimated
cost $2450.
To W. J. Fewel to erect a brick
The Herald Buys Costly Features
Best Writers and Artists In the Country As Contributors; Contract Just Closed
The Herald takes pleasure in an
nouncing that it has effected arrange
ments whereby it is enabled to pro
vide its readers with the best special
feature articles for newspapers, comic
and other special matter, obtainable in
America. These are the best special
features of the Hearst newspapers,
printed simultaneously.
In the sporting field, readers of The
Herald will have the benefit of news
reports and critical articles by such
experts as W. W. Naughton, C. E. Van
Loan, Igoe, Ed W. Smith, Ed Curley,
Duncan Curry, "Tad," W. J. McCon
aughey, Bert E. Collyer and a half
score of others of equal prominence
as writers on pugilism, racing, wrest
ling, baseball, football, bowling, mo
toring, track and field contests, and
the other great divisions of sports and
An incomparable list of special fea
Chihuahua, Mexico, July 9.-Tuan Terrazas, of this city, and Felix Martinez, of El Paso, are petitioning the
state government for a concession to build a Portland cement factory at Juarez, Chih. Presumably this is part
of the project to build a great cement plant at Juarez. The petitioners state that $750,000 gold will be invested
in the enterprise.
Juan Terrazas is the eldest son of Gen. Luis Terrazas; is a leading capitalist of this city and state and is pres
ident of the local chambeivoommerce. He is heavily interested in the big cement factory at Hidalgo near Mon
terey, IN". L., and in the glass factor' project at Monterey.,
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Would Construct Huge Res
ervoir on Highlands Above i
The City.
Ed Kneezell has a scheme. It is a
go-d one and provides for the one thing
most needed to make El Paso beauti
ful. It is a lake in the highlands above j
the city. This was what uncle Pete J
Kern advocated, but his plan for a
park and chain of lakes was so elabo-
j rate that it was not carried out. Arch
itect Jvneezeii s is as simple as uncle
Petels was complex.
Instead of bringing the main irriga-
tion canal from the Elephant Butte
dam down from the dnmsitp In tfcr nH
bed of the river, where much of It
would be lost by seepage, Mr. Kneezell
ciio-tfKatcr homa Yir w.-Tifo'H Vn wotor i
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into the natural reservoir which
formed by Mundy's canyon and the j
natural basins above it. This canyon, i
Mr. Kneezell thinks, could be damned;
at the lower end with little cost and a
headgate arranged to let out the wa,t,er
for the- lower valley. This artificial
reservoir which would, be formed by
the chain of lakes would serve as a
storage place for the water from the i
big dam and also iornia natural rocic
diversion dam for the lower valley .
main canal
artificial lake in the
Around this
highlands could be built roadways and
walks with trees planted along the J
border of the drives which could be j
watered from the water in the lake.
T'Vit- -TT-ril1 fryryrt n ryr i'llT'nl rATI?f T153 TXr
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such as Mr. Kern planned for the city.
loiter the city could develop the park
into a beautitui laKesiae resort wilii i
a constantly changirg body of water
as the main attraction.
store, one story. San Antonio and El
Paso streets; estimated cost $5000.
Decdi Filed.
Satterthwaite's addition to El Paso
Mary H. Allen, now Mary H. Van
Mourick. to Frank R. Tobin. lot 6, block
19 H, Satterthwaite's addition to EI j to 513,040, all but one of those permits
Paso, Mesa street, between Boulevard j being issued by inspector Haggart Fri
and Montana streets; correction deed: 1 day.
dated July 7. 1910.
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T. & P. Grant M. R. Thomnson to J
W. J. Chittenden, jr.. section 20. block i
SI. township 1. section 22, block 80, j
township 1, section 20. block SO, town- i
ship 3. section 10, block SO, township
1: T. & P. grant on Rio Grande river;
ons'deration $14,000; dated July 5,
Altura Park addition to El Paso
Altura Realty company to Mary A.
Hull, lots 39. 40 and 41. block 25. Al
tura Park addition to El Paso; Altura
boulevard, between Myles and Park
streets: consideration $10; dated June I
29. 1910.
French addition to El Paso Benan- j
cia Leahy to Peter Escalenta V. de 1
Carrillo. lot 12, block 4, French addi
tion to El Paso: Maderia street, be-
tween Crockett and Bowie streets: con- j
sideration $150; dated June 15, 1910.
Licensed to ".Ved.
V. A. Hart and Josephine R. Young
J. J. Ritchie and Lucy Chapman
Serapio Martinez and Antonio Rod
riguez (Mexican.)
tures Includes the following:
Humorous articles by Wex Jones.
Articles and poems by Ella Wheeler
Wilcox, whose writings are known the
world over, wherever English is read.
Articles by Dorothy Dix, the famous
creator of "Mirandy" and "The Stenog
rapher," and the most popular news
paper feature writer of the day.
Articles by Beatrice Fairfax, whose
letters of advice to young lovers have
been famous for years.
, There will be daily short stories,
complete in one instalment, by some
well known fiction writer of America
or Europe.
There will be a daily supply of comic
drawings by world-famous newspaper
caricaturists, among them being T. E.
Powers. Gus Mager, W. A. McGlll,
"Tad," Harry Lewis, C. H. Wellington;
Opper, Bud Fisher and others, whose
work has created more laughter than
the drawings of all the other news
paper caricaturists in America com
The biggest real estate deal of the week wan the transfer of 2000 acres
of upper valley land to Cyrus K. Jones by T. W. ZIrapIeman. The property
in known as the Zfmplcman ranch and Is one of the finest In the upper val
ley. It is located 10 miles from El Pato on the new Anthony f road whlck
passes through the center of the tract. The ranch is not under cultivation
nt the present time but will be leveled and sown irith either wheat or alfalfa
nest season. The price paid for the land was $00,000 and the sale was made
through the Matthews & Dyer agency.
By a deal consummated Sturdny m orning, an additional story will he add
ed to the concrete building now under construction at the corner of San Anto
nio street and Mesa avenue for 3Iax Posencr, who will occupy the entire
structure with his millinery establishment. The additional story will give 3Ir.
Posencr six floors of space, besides a basement under the entire building. The
plans heretofore called for the construction of but a five story building and a
Following the completion of the denl and the signing of the contract by
Richard Caples, who Is constructing the building, and Mr. Poiener, orders were
given the contractors to prepare to pour the additional story. The concrete
workers have been making rapid headway on the structure and will at once
proceed to execute the order for the sixth story.
The building will be rushed as much as possible and Mr. Posener expects
to occupy it before the fail millinery season opens.
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- j-Chihuahua, -Mex.. July 9. The state
government lias granted Jose Garcia.
Cuadra. of El Paso, a concesssion for
a DOiosna sausage factory to be built
r. TliarpZ Phihuahua. When here Mr.
Cuadra stated that Pennsylvania capi
talists are associated with him in the
,,.;. tn,f 1nTld for tv,e niant had
bem barsained for and that $50,000
Mexican mQney would be invested in
h nifln, wnrk rn commence risrht
I away. He also stated that the plan
.was to supply the .Mexican traae in
I bolo&na saU3a&0 and a:So to export to
; the Unlted states.
Real estate transfers hav again fal
len off slightly the past week. Com
pared with $3G,329 of last wek, the to
tal sales amount to but $"5, rn.."0.
There's more building, however, and
the figures have jumped from last
week's totaled estimated values, S733i?,
R. M. Couser has bought 20 acres In
the lower valley from Dyer & Gold-
stein for $1200.
Walter Gustavo has bought 20 acres
in the valley from Cyrus H. Jones for
Nick Carson has bought 30 acres from
the El Paso Townsite company for
All of these sales were made during
the past week by Lee H. Orndorff.
H. C. Trost and J. Calisher have
gone to Denver to inspect a number of-
the modern department store buildings 1
In that city for ideas which will be
incorporated in the plans for the new1
Oallsher building to be erected on
Stanton and Texas street and which
will be five stories in height with a
basement -and subbasemenr.
Mutt and Jeff are with us; first ap-
pearance today on sport page. Every
day in The Herald hereafter.
The Mutt and Jeff daily series.
Full page comics by Outcault, Opper,
Dirks, Swinnerton, Schulte and others,
creators of "The Katzenjammer Kids,"
"Happy Hooligan," "Hows on Lott."
"Har, Har. Sam," "Tige," "Foxy Grand
pa," "Willie and His Pa," and other
famous comic characters.
Spc-cial theatrical and sporting let
ters and pictures.
Another valuable feature of the ser
vice that Is to be supplied The Her
ald by the Internatio.nal News Service
will be the illustration iof the important
news each day, with pictures of per
sons and scenes figuring in the chief
events of the day.
All this Is In line with The Herald's
policy of giving its readers the best
obtainable, and exclusive service.
The Herald's general manager is now
in New York making contracts for this
service; It will be the greatest ever
printed south of Denver.
Joined Tne Herald Family; Page 22
The building companies which have
been organized In El Paso during the
past year have done a great deal to
build up the residence district of the
city. The Phoenix-EI Paso Building
company, -which makes a business of
building and celling houses in the resi
dence districts, has purchased 10 lots
from Horace B. Stevens on Cliff street
between Campbell and Florence streets.
Houses wjll be built on these lots, the
streets paved and the entire block Im
proved. This deal was made through
the Anderson-Bennett Realty company.
The old Mills building still lives. Out
on the comer of West Main and Put
nam street there is a two story brick
building, with stone trimmings, built
from the materials taken from the old
Mills building that was wrecked to
make room for the new 12 story struc
ture on the plaza. The building is the
property of W. R. Britt and will stand
for many years as the last of the his
toric old Mills building, " '
The machinery and construction equip
ment for the Clint road has been haul
ed to the grounds and everything is
ready to begin tvork by the first of
next week. Stone will then be hauled
by the Caples company's teams and
grading operations begun on the exten
sion of the county road.
H. F. Farnsworth has bought a four
room brick cottage on Aurora, street
In Highland Park from George W.
Sharp for $2250. The property Includes
two lots. 50x120 feet. The sale was
made through Hawkins Bros.
As soon as the skeletonlike Trails of the adobe buildings are removed oa
the lovrer .end of West San Antonio street, the new thoroughfare will be
open from El Paso street to the union station. These houses were bought
by the property owners along the new street and wrecked to allow the aew
street to pass unobstructed to the Davis street connection with the aaloa
Just now George Look has enough sand and dirt piled over the upper
end of the street to replace McGInty hill. But this dirt Is being carted away
as rapidly as it Is tossed out of the basement of the Look building aad as sooa
as this work Is completed, the street will b.e leveled nnd opened for traffic.
The E. B. Welch building on Stanton street, which was partially de
stroyed by fire In June, will be rebuilt. Arrangements are. being made by the
owners of the property to rebuild all of the burned portions of the furniture
store and n number of new improvements will be added.
One of these will be a passenger elevator running from the basement to
the third floor. The Interior of the building will be reflulshed and the store
will again be occupied by the E. B. Welch company with a new stock of furni
ture nnd house furnishings, ns the Underwriters' Salvage company has takea
over the entire stock which was damaged by the fire.
Many El Paso Structures
Bapidly Assume Definite
Tile floors are being laid on the first
floor of the Roberts-Banner building oa
the plaza. The tile partitions are be
ing built to separate the different busi
ness rooms of the building and thm
tenants will begin to move in by tfc.9
XIrst of August. The concrete decora
tions on the outside of the building
have been poured and the buffers are
az work smoothing the concrete finish.
The final floor of the new Caplea
building will be poured next "week. Af
ter the fifth floor is poured and al
lowed to ietr the roof will be poured
and the interior finish started.
The Morehouse building is ready for
the concrete on the first floor and the
supports for the second floor are be
ing built In the steel reinforcing.
The second story of the American Na
tional bank building Is ready for the
concrete mixture, the boxing and skele
ton steel work having been completed.
The footing and basement columns of
the new Anson Mills building are be
ing poured on the east half of the site,
and as soon as the footings are com
pleted the first floor will be boxed
for pouring.
The Look building is now being fin
ished on the Interior and the basement
excavated for the billiard rooms and
bowling alleys.
The brick work on the Reckhart
building is finished and the interior
; finishers, eletctrfcians and plumbers are
at work.
The Y. W. C. A. building ha taken
its definite form and the roof garden
pergola is now being built.
The framework of the Holmes build
ing on Texas street is now built aad
the inside finisli is being added.
A. F. Kerr, cashier of the El Pas
Bank and Trust company, has bought
four lots on the corner of Montana and
Lee streets from Matthews & Dyer, upon
whicjj he will erect a modern residence
which he will occupy as a home. The
price paid by Mr. Kerr was $10,000.
E. E. Evans has enlisted In the ranks
of the city builders. He has bought
two lots on Mundy avenue in Mundy
Heights and will build a modern rasl-
dence. The lots are located in block
s 7 nnd were bought from the Newman
Investment company.
Mutt an'd Jeff are with us; first ap
pearance today on sport page. Every
day in The Herald hereafter.

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