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EI Paso, Texas,
July 21, 1910 - - - 10 Pages
All the Kerr
Herald Prints It First
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Fires Throughout the North
west and Canadian North
west Very Destructive.
NEW YOEK ALSO
HAS A BAD FIBE
VHctoria, B. C. July 21. According to
reports to colonial officials, the losses
during the present week by the forest
fires of British Columbia will ajKrega-te
not less than a million dollars, while
fully a half million more will be lost in
enforced suspension of industries. Pre
mier Mobride has empowered the fire
wardens to impress every man available
for the work of lighting the fiaines.
Towns In Danger.
Winnipeg, Man., Julv 21. The latest
reports from Sandon in the Ivootenai
district state that the town is in immi
nent danger of destruction -by forest fires.
The women and children left this morn
ing on a rescue train. Three Porks is
still in existence birt is surrounded by
fire. The total destruction of White
water and ilcGuigan is confirmed. The
fire is new closing in on Bossiand Cen
fiush fires are within a mile of Kenora,
Ont., 100 miles east of here. A number
of farmhouses in the outskirts have been
destroyed. The residents are preparing
for a hasty departure.
The fires are burning in Crow's Xest
pass and much tinaer has been con
sumed. Many ranchers of the Arrow
Park district "have lost everything.
Spokane, Wash., July 21. The town
of marble on the Columbia river. 1U
miles south of the Canadian boundary, is
reported burning. Fire in the Flat creek
countrv, near Bossburg, is steadily
spreading, and threatens to nvipe out the
majority of homes in that section.
In China Creek basin, citizens have
been fighting the flames almost contin
uously since Sunday afternoon. Three
(hundred government fire fighters are
working frantically to save the town of
Sandon, B. C, from' desfcruction. The
flames axe already within a mile of town.
Seattle Pressed Hard.
Seattle, Wash- July 2L Forest fire4
rnginj: between Lakes Washington and
Sammaonish. near Seattle, are destroy
ing second growth trees and s-tum.-s and j
waste from fhe-fiis-ioggingof teldr"cemErist, 1910. The ' committee
Men are fighting day and mght to save
a tract of virgin forest with trees hun
dreds of years old in the Coal creeic dis
trict, Xumerous brush fire ore burning in
the mountains and a pall of smoke hangs
over the city, giving the sky a lead color.
Brush fires on the outskirts of the citv
have given some concern and in the Bal
lard district the -noliee had succeeded
with citizens in stopping a fire. A seri
ous fire threatened to encroach upon
Frfrsnidtz park in West Seattle, but vol
unteers succeeded in controling the blaze.
Montana Fires Spread.
Great Falls, Mont.. July 21. According-
to a special to the Trfoune from
Klispll. the forest fire situation thre
is growing worse. 2s"o sooner is one fire
under control than others are reported.
The sheriff las a large force tof depu
ties fighting the fires on the state tim
ber lands and he ha made a call on the
Rfite board for more funds to hire fire
Supervisor Haine startWI out for Tallv
Lake country with more -reinforcement?
srd supples. Suinervisor "'"inker, of th'
Blakfoot forest, has also leen here for
additional men and he repcrted the fires
in that vicinity as fierce. The Dawson
Lumber company of LiKby has wired for
irn to heln fight a fire in the Fasher
river district south of Libby, "which
threatens a vast territorv of trine timber.
The only ihope of quenching the flames
appears to be rain.
Wisconsin Villages Burn.
Milwaukee, Wis., July 21. Special
dispatches from the northern part of
the atc tell of havoc being wrought
by forest fires in the smnll lumbering
towns. Maniwi. a town of 000 inhabi
tants, and IJeineman. a town of 500.
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Fort Monroe, Aa., July 21 Eleven ron are dead ami a number of others seri
ously injured including; two officers, ns n result of the blowing out of a gun
breech in battery de Russy at Fort Monroe this Tnorning. The Identified dead
Sergeant Hnrrj Hess, gun commander.
Corporal Bradford, Kim pointer.
Privates A. G. Snllivan, Buffey, King and Aklns.
The dead artillerymen -were attached to the Sixty-ninth companj.
The bodies of the artillerymen were terribly mangled. The disaster ivas
witnessed by a number of prominent officers of the army and navy, -who are
here to see the battle practice.
The "wives and children of several of the men killed were present and saw
them meet their terrible death. r--
The accident occurred while student
fleet of toTred target representing an imaginary hostile fleet proceeding to
One private was bloivn Into Chesapeake Bay with the lircecli block.
lieutenant Van Dusen suffered a broken leg and Lieut Hawes was in
jured about the face. I
HOG EA TS BABY'S HANDS
Chililress, Texas, Jnly21 News was received '"here this morning from man
Hger J. B. BIrchfleld of Hay Camp ranch, Cojfhigswortl; county, that his nine
monthsold child was mutilated by a sow, wiich nte both hands off the infant
while it -was asleep under a tree in the,Jrien.
Mrs. BIrchfleld, desiring to go to a "prinp: 40 arils away, placed the child In
the shade of a tree.
Hearing its screams a few nwnent later, she rushed back to find the
sow chewing the infant's hand. The child possibly will recover.
El Paso Business Men De
termined to Have a Mod
I ALL MONEY TO i
BE EL' PASO CASH!
El Paso is to have a modern, first
class hotel if hustling will get it. This
aact was definitely settled at the hotel
meeting at the chamber of commerce
The company which will finanace the
hotel project is to oe an El Paso
company and the new El Paso hotel
will be "made in El Paso.'- rso bon
uses are to be given to outside spec
ulators to do what El Paso business
men can do better. No real estate
booms are to be Injected into the pro
ject. Ko site has been selected and no
si to will be selected until the capital
stock is subscribed, the company or
ganized and onehalf of the capital
stock paid. in. To be organized under
the laws of Texas the hotel company
will be incorporated for $200,000, to
be divided into 2000 shares of ?100
each. As- soon as this amount is sub
scribed and onehalf of it is paid in,
the charter will besecured and defi
nite steps taken to secure a site for
How It "Will Be Built.
When the sit is obtained, the stock
will either be increased to 5500.000 and
the increased stock used for building
the hotel, or another similar companj
will be organized for the purpose of
building and furnishing the hotel. J.
U. Sweeney, who presided as chairman
of the hotel committee, stated that he
had. been assured that outside capital
could be secured for the project, pro
viding the local business men showed
their willingness to subscribe to the
stock of the company- He said he was
not at liberty to make a positive state
ment as to where this money would,
come from, but he was positive that it
could be obtained.
To raise the amount of the stock, a
committee will be named by chairman
Sweeney at a meeting of the hotel com
mittee to be neld in his office Friday
morning. This committee will canvass
among the business men of the city
to secure subscriptions to , the stock
and it will be definitely known within
a week just how much can be raised
in that way. The time for subscrib-
ingto the stock is to be fiXedat .Ds-
which drafted the report and also a
form for -the subscription list, was
composed of P. J. Edwards, H. B. Stev
ens, J. TJ. Sweeney and W. C. Davl.
Speeches were made by chairman
Sweeney, Joseph Magoffin, P. F. Ed
wards, S. J. Freudenthal, W. C Davis,
H. B. Stevens and W. H. Fenchler. All
i agreed that a modern hotel was one
of the best assets a city could have
and the one thing El Paso needed the
most. There was less noise about the
meeting than at a Democratic primary
convention, but the men who attended
the meeting showed that they were in
earnest about what they were doing
by the prompt action taken to formu
late a plan of action and in starting
the organization of the hotel company.
Those present at the meeting were:
J. IT. Sweeney, W. H. Fenchler, H. T.
Ellis, A. Schwartz, George Ie Baron,
J. H. Smith, Joseph Magoffin, W. C. Da
vis. P. F. Edwards, H. B. Stevens, J. TV.
Fisher, S. J. Freudenthal, C. A. KInne,
George H. Clements, Julius Krakauer,
J. J. Longwell, Charles L.e Baron, A.
W. Reeves and Herbert Ward. The
latter was the first man to offer to
take a list for subscriptions and A.
Schwartz was the first to offer a sub
scription. He announced at the meet
ing that he would subscribe ?1000 to
the "hotel, and If it was located where
it was a direct benefit to any of his
property, he would subscribe his pro
rata in addition.
A message has been received by Otis
Coles from A. P. Coles, who is touring 1
California in his big Packard car. Mr.
Coles was at Del Monte, Cal., and is on
his way north. In the Coles party are
Mr. and Mrs. Coles, Mrs. J M. Dean and
Dr. James "Vance.
Y EXPLODING GUN
officers were endeavoring- to sink
"King" Makes Every Effort
to Save Organization From
IS A BIG-FACTOR
With the Democratic county prima
ries only two days away, politics in El
Paso are sizzling hot and the workers
are making a strong personal convass,
both day and night.
A fortnight ago tne "ring" practically
conceded that Hall, candidate for sher
iff, would carry the district north of
the tracks and immediately devoted its
attention to capturing that vote. Henry
Kelly returned from a trip to Kentucky,
where he fed on politics of the blue
grass region, and got into the fight
with both feet. He cautioned the
sachems of the tribe that each one was
expected to do his best and the ma
chinery of the local "ring" was set in
motion never to stop until the primaries
are over.. Kelly never takes chances.
However, all efforts on the part of
the organisation to capture Ysleta and
the lower valley have failed. It has
been working the Mexican section but
little, depending on tho purchasable
vote there to carry the "ring" to vic
tory, but Hall has been exerting his
strongest influence in that section, and
has been making a bid for the vote.
Friends Fight Ilnll.
Many members of the ring are fight
ing Hall, oven though they are his per
sonal friends, for they fear that If he
should defeat Edwards, the backbone
of the ring might be broken and there
might follow a series of disasters..
The county ring of El Paso is a mu
tual aid society of the same type as
Tammany Hall in New York, the great
est political machine in America today,
and perhaps the greatest in the political
history of the world, and Is composed
principally of office holders.
Once or twice In a decade the New
York machine submits to defeat; in
fact, those familiar with the Inside
workings of the organization have de
clared that it defeated its own candi
dates whenever a particularly weak
candidate was nominated by the oppo
sition, and by .electing him and show
ing his weaknesses after installed in
office, regained 11; own strength and
at the following election went to the
polls a victor.
The El Paso organization, fashioned
on the same lines, practically controls
the situation in this district and has
ever since the overthrow of tho More-
Lpead faction. The county 'ring' is not
strong enough as. yet to submit to de
feat, and therefore all political differ
ences are patched, personal friendships
are forgotten and the members work as
the units of one great machine for the
common benefit of the whole "ring."
Municipal Election Into Fight.
Even at this early date It is realized
that there will be opposition in the mu
nicipal election next spring, and, fear
ing defeat, the organization has gath
ered all its strength to protect Itself
prior to that time, for aclash Is com
ing. One split in the "ring" means
defeat for all the officeholders and their
assistants, and they number a score,
who have been in office so long they
fear to relinquish their grasp on the
Large Vote is Scheduled.
The largest vote in the history of El
Paso will be polled Saturday, it Is be
lieved, and there will be some surprises.
Those in a position to know express
the opinion that the "ring" is taking no
chances. Members offer convincing ar
guments why the candidates of the or
ganization should be elected and they
see a man not onceVfiiot many times to
make sure of him. The personal can
vass system is now advocated in prefer
ence to red fire and brass bands and
has a Detter effect.
Money is spent.
If the candidate has i
but little, then each of his friends,
members of the organization, supply a
sufficient amount to cover the expendi
tures incident to the campaign and he
is thereby assured of victory.
Kail "Wages Hard Fight.
Hall is fighting a hard fight and
expresses confidence in the outcome.
He has money to spend and is spending
it, and will undoubtedly put up the
best fight against the organization that
has ever been waged in the county. He
will surprise the opposition as well as
his own friends, but the opposition de
clares that he cannot win against the
strong odds which will be thrown into
the polls, on Saturday.
Howe On the Job.
Walter Howe, candidate for district
attorney, quiet, but convincingly, has
done all his work In a personal way,
I making a strong bid for the support of
nis menus, anu win get it. xne only
question that remains to be proved is
whether" or not he will De able to con
vince enough lukewarm, advocates of
his right to the rce. Ncalon has the
organization to back him up and Is also
O. M. Tallej is a candidate for the
district clerkship against Ike Alderete,
the present incumbent, but he has made
too Jittle noise, though he will cut down
Constnbleshlp Race "Warm.
In the fight for the office of consta
ble, where there are three candidates,
the "ring" is supporting Domingo Mon
toya. Cruz Ortiz also wants the place.
Against these two Mexicans is W. A.
Mitchell, who will undoubtedly poll a
large American vote and may surprise
Justice E. H. Watson Is opposed in his
fight for the office of justice of the
peace by H. F. Stacey of the ring, who is
not a lawyer, and on this ground Wat
son is making a strong fight. Other
"ring" candidates have no opposition.
Republicans Plan Campaign.
One week after the Democratic pri
maries the Republicans will get into the
fight and the fireworks will then be
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KILLS HIS WIFE
Oklahoma City, Okla., July
21. Angry and jealous because
of the belief that attention was
being paid his wife by another,
Charles H. Malone, age 28, shot
his wife in the head twice, kill
ing her instantly, and then shot
himself to death ?t the break
fast table here this morning.
Madrid, Spain, July 21. The police of Barcelona have discovered no trace of Dr. Hawley Crippen, bnt the search
continues. He is reported to have entered the country from Mont Louis, France, a few days ago enronte to Pnlgconla.
A general police alarm directing the apprehension of Crippen, who Is said to he traveling under the name of Henri
Tarbot, has been sent throughout Spain.
DOCTOR'S COMPANION MAY HAVE ENDED LIFE.
Bourgcs, France, July 21. A young woman who committed suicide at a hotel here July 13 is now believed to have
been, Eth.el Qlara Lescve, the companion pf. Dr. Hawley Crippen, who is waated In London for the murder of his wife,1
Belle Elmore. There are strikIngpoInts of reserablnnee. The police' of Paris and London have been notified.
Lad Is Accused of Brutally
Slaying Two Eelatires,
Still at Large.
Ft. Worth, Texas, July 21. Advices
from Kennedale and Mansfield at 1
'o'clock this afternoon are to the effect
that Mark Rochescer, aged 23, is still
sought by 60 armed men inthe wood3
between the two towns in the southern
portion ol Tarrant co.unty.
Rochester is accused ob cutting the
throats of his sep-slster, Mrs. J. E.
Eogsden, and her husband, while asleep
early Wednesday morning at their home
near Venus. Rochester, who escaped
barefoot, fled in the direction of Ken
nedale, near where he formerly worked
on the farm of J. F. Haney. Haney's
niece, Jessie Majors, was formerly
At the Haney farm Wednesday
morning. Rochester was given a hat and
shoes and departed, saying ne was in
trouble because of a fight with a youth
Reports from Venus says Logsden and
wife are alive, but are not expected to
Sf KILLS WOMAN IN
. ROW OVER BROTHER
$ Waco, Texas, July 21. J. B.
Witty shot and killed Mrs. -
Frank Ausmint, proprietor of a
rooming house here, following -
an altercation at 1 oclock this '
morning. Witty was placed
under arrest charged with the
killing. He declares he was at
the place seeking to find his
brother. He sajs the woman
abused him and called him
names, threatening to kill him
and that the shot was fired in
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COURTHOUSE BURNS- $
Estancia, N. M., July 21. The
Torrance county courthouse, the
Commercial hotel a laundry and -p
a saloon were destroyed by fire &
There was no water except
that in wells. The loss is $10,-
i.n Vi pmintv records excent
the tax tolls of 1909 were de
HEAT KILLS IX
Imperial, Cal., July 21. Seven
deaths have resulted from in
tense heat and high humidity in
the last three days In Imperial
valley. This is the first instance
In the history of the valley
where residents have succumbed
to the heat. The deaths are
charged to the extraordinary hu
midity. H. n. Bailey is here from the upper
valley, where he owns a large tract of
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DR. CRIPPEX AND HIS DEAD WIFE.
Gov. Campbell May Ask Leg
islature to Remedy a Num
ber of Existing Evils.
LEGISLATURE MAY '
Austin. Tex., July 21. The belief is
expressed in legislative circles this aft
ernoon that as a result of a conference
of the governor with the penitentiary
investigating committee, penal reform
will be the subject of one of his special
messages next week.
When the insurance measure Is in
troduced Monday It Is expected by Ba
ker, of Hood county, it is likely that
there will be evidences of opposition,
j many declaring a desire to leave matters
in statue quo, following the repeal of the
main here today
They are preparing j
for work Monday.
A Waiting Game.
From now until after the primaries,
the few members of the legislature who
remain in Austin, will have nothing to
do but speculate on what the governor
Enough has already been ascertained
to make it pretty certain that the spe- U
clal session will run the full 30 day3 I
and that there is a possibility that a
second session may be called immedi
j. nere are a iew members ot tne leg- f
islature In favor of repealing the In
surance law and the adjourning. These,
hovevervare 'n the minority and, having
come to Austin, the majority seem to
be of the opinion that they had just as
well Temain the full 30 days and trans
act any business which the srovprnor
may see fit to bring before them. I
H. B. Terrell, of AVest. state senator.
will lead the fight for a short session.
He will plead that the insurance law
be wiped orr the statute book as quickly
as possible and that everybody go
home. Economy will be his cry.
Money and SnbmlKjjIon.
The charge that money was used to
defeat submission may be Investigated.
Such a statement involves the honor of
botli houses- Cone Johnson has made
the statement that such was the truth
and that he stood ready to prove It. It
is just possible that Johnson may be
given the chance.
There are also rumors of many laws
which may be submitted ambng them
being the following: i
The two cent fare law.
A law to provide for the guaranty of
cotton bills of lading. This is a bill
being clamored for by the bankers of
A new mining law.
The separation of the state university
(Continued on Page Two).
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FOR THE MINERS
One Is to Be Located at Trin
idad, Colo., For New
Chicago. III., July 21. A special from
Washington says announcement Is made
by the newly created federal bureau of
mines that nine new rescue stations
are to be established and improved ap
pliances for preventing mine accidents
are to be installed.
The result unquestionably will be tha
lessening of the number of mine fatali
ties in the future. The stations will
be near the big mines, so In case of ac
cident a rescue party can reach the
scene promptly. Oiie of the new rescue
stations will be located near Trinidad,
Colo., accessible to the coal fields of
New Mexico and southern and central
Zsck Cobb and Fred (Free
man Are to Be the Two
There will be a Cone Johnson rally at
the Crawford theater Friday evening.
Zack Lamar Cobb will speak on "Cone
Johnson, the Man." and Fred YV. Free
man will speak on "Prohibition." John
son represents the prohibition element
in the state in the race for the govex-
There will be music and singing by a
quartet and the meetingsvill be for wom
en and men both.
New York, July 21 The flotation of Insurance compancs ha become a field
for extraordinary activity on the part of promoters and a a renalt this
country is at present flooded vvith the Mhare of a great number of lnsHr
ance companies of all kinds fire, life, casualty and surety;
Since the first of January, this year, there have been stock offerings of
no lean than 229 companies calling for capital and paid In surplus of some
The state of Texas contributes quite a number to the list of new com
panies. They are as follows: Proposed Proposed
Sew Fire Companies Capital. Subscribed!
International, of Fort AVorth . 500,000 $025,000
Xutionnl, of Dallas 100,000
Peerless Fire, of AVaco .... 500,000 100,000
Rio Grande, of San Antonio . . ........ 1,000,000
New Life Companies
Aiailable, of AVaco - 500,000 500,000
Alamo, of San Antonio 100,000 20,000
EI Paso Uf, of El Paso . . 200,000 100,000
Loae Star State, of Dallas. ..... , '. 150,000 150,000
XatlonnI, of Sherman 100.000 100,000
National, of Dallas .. 100,000 S5,0OO
Two Republic, of El Paso ......"" 200,000 200,000
ZVevr Miscellaneous Companies
including Casualty and Sure
First State, of Galveston 25,000
Income Insurance Company of Austin.. 100,000
Southern Surety, of San Antonio.. 200.000
Texas Casualty and Surety, of Dallas..- . 500,000
Texas Surety, of San Antonio 200,000 50,009
Texas Fidelity and Bonding, AVaco.. . 100,000
Strikers in Canada Have the
G-rand Trunk Line Com
pletely Tied as to Freight.
FOECED TO QUIT
, Food and Supplies Cannot be
j Moved English Strike
Causes Suffering, Too.
Newcastle, England, July 21. Tho
Amalgamated Society of Railway Ser-
i vants today refused to recognize and
finance the strike against the North
eastern Railway company. Thi3 atti
tude probably Trill prove fatal to the
success of the strike.
The strike is demoralizing the indus
tries dependent on the line, and the dis
organization -of .Traffic threatens to
ruin many shippers.
In addition to 12.000 .railroad men
who are out, it was estimated? today
, that fully 50,000 workers in the collier
ies, shipyard?, iron worHs and other
J plants have bean rendered idle.
i The loss of perishable goods is enor-
nous. Whole catches of herring intend
ed for Yardmouth and Lowestoft are
rotting at shipping points.
Montreal, Can., July 21. Grand Trunk
officials declared today that the strike
situp-tion on their lines, taken generally,
showed a distinct improvement, but
apparentlj' this applies only to the pas
senger service, for the freight traffic
is almost at an absolute standstill.
Ice companies are unable to get i"e.
and much, perishable freight seems
doomed to destruction.
Reports received at company head
quarters indicate restlessness on the
part of strike sympathizers. an strong
speeial-po!ice squads lyxve been sent to
tho Bonaventure yards, "Richmond and
Factories Sant Dovrn.
At Stratford, Ont.. 20u men- nave Deen
thrown out of work by the closing of
the packing and milling companies de
prived of supplies.
. The electric light company at Strat
ford has put out tuo street lights on
account of a shortage of coal.
Reports of desertion by Imported
strike-breakers are being received, bur
railroad officials claim that they have
more applications for posifions than
they can care for.
Through passenger trains are running
fairly on time. Aifew locals have been
The freight situation in this city is
serious. The yards and sidings are
congested with. cars.
Don't Want Arbitration.
While the minister of commerce and
labor was trying to get both, sides of
the Grand Tronic tril-. together on a
I basis of arbitration, vice president Mur-
dock of the strikers was provoked to a
sharp retort last night.
"Arbitration," said he, "is out of tho
question. As far as we- are concerned,
there 'will be no arbitration. The com
pany did not talk arbitration until it
had nagged the men to a finish."
Ontlireak "by Sympathizers.
Boston, Mass.. July 21. One" slight
outbreak of strike sympathizers at Isl
and Pond, Vermont, the closing of a
mill at. Monsoh, Mass., because of lack
of supplies, and the resumption of tha
complete passenger schedules on almost
every line marked the second day of the
Grand Trunk and Central Vermont
strike in New England.
Chicago. 111.. July 21. More than 200
loaded freight cars are lying in the
Grand Trunk yards here and no men to
move them. The local freight house is
closed. The road attempted to get 200
strikebreakers from the city, but only
43 answered the call.
Assistant superintendent F. H Gll
man, of the El Paso Military Institute.
ias gone to Mexico, for a month's tr,lp
through the republic In the Interest of