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El Paso Fair
El Paso, Texas,
Wednesday Evening,
September 21, 1910 - 16 Pages
1 October 29th To
Nov. 6th, 1810
By T. G. Turner.
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ULui If mil
tin IHLL
He Says There Must Be Sys
tematic Construction of
Rivers and Harbors Work
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 21. President
Taft was in the hands of the Ohio Val
ley Exposition officials most all of to
day. The mrior part of the time was
spent at the exposition grounds. This
afternoon jhe delivered an address at
Music hall on the occasion of the open
ing of the Ohio river dam at Cincinnati.
He said that the cost of the contem
plated Improvements in the Ohio river,
including 54 new locks and dams, in ac
cordance with the plans of army engi
neers win be upward of $63,000,000, but
this would provide a permanent head
of water for navigation. Such expense,
preident Taft said, would be justified
in view of the great territory and mil
lions of people who would be benefited.
The plan, he said, was to appropriate
sufficient money each year to complete
all dams in 12 years.
"I earnestly thopeJie said, "that the
time may come in the riot distant fu
ture, when 4he plan for completing this
Ohio river Improvement shall be
changed so as to make the time six
years for completion instead of 12.
"One of the greatest hindrances to the
success of the Improvement of our
waterways has been the delay incident
to the completion of each project. This
lias grown out of the1 method pursued in
framing the river and narbor appro
priation bills."
The president said that instead of the
present "piecemeal" method, in which
each congressman for his district in
ovitabily played a part, a supervising
board of engineers should recommend
to congress improvements in the order
of their Importance and should have the
power to advise that body that the be
ginning of certain improvements should
be postponed until other improvements
were finished. . i
The president said he would ask con
gress the next session for authority to
organize a board of engineers to go
over the many partly completed enter
prises. "The days of the pork barrel should
be numbered," said the president-
Republicans v of That State
Unable to Get Together
- : on -Ideas.
Colorado Springs, CoL, Sept. 21. A
repetition on a large scale of the bitter
fight waged all day yesterday in the
committee on resolutions is expected
on the floor of the Republican state
convention today, over the report of
the resolutions' committee.
Minority reports will be submitted
on more .than one of the proposed
planks, particularly the initiative and
referendum, which is condemned in the
(Continued on Page' Three.)
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 21. In a statement in which he declares that the
rrassde which he feels Impelled to wage against the liquor interests of the
state and Bation overshadows a personal and political friendship of 20
years, Wm. JT. Bryan has announced that he has bolted the head of the Demo
cratic state ticket in Nebraska and will not support James C. Dahlman for
Mr. Bryan says he regrets that he is compelled to take the stand he
docs Ms first departure from political regularity but says he feels it his duty
to do so because of the position taken by the Democratic nominee on the
liquor question. t
The statement, which in a way is apologetic in tone, does not indicate that
3Ir. Bryan will support the candidate of any other party, hut announces
that he Is a pronounced advocate of connty option and the early saloon clos
ing laws, both of which he-insists are menaced by Mr. Dahlman's .candidacy.
Mayor James C. Dahlman, Democratic candidate for governor hurled de
fiance at Mr. Bryan in answering his statement.
"The position I take on the liquor question is purely democratic and fol
lows the spirit of Democratic principles," he says, "Mr. Bryan and his
friends try to make It appear that this Is a brewery fight..
"I regret exceedingly that 3Ir. Bryan and myself must part company for
a short time at least. "When the votes are counted, November S, Mr. Bryan,
the county optionists, and all of the people who are trying to force sump
tuary laws. on the citizens of this state, will find out that they have got
thold of the wrong end of a hot poker because we will give them the biggest
trimming which has been given in this or any other state In several
uendes.'' '
Mayor Dahlman is the man who lassoed Mr. Bryan as he" returned from
his trip around the world, when the westerners met in Nevr York to give hint
a welcome. Dahlman headed the delegation and "roped" the peerless one as
he came off the ship.
News For
Farmers of This Region
In keeping with" itS'policj- of "publishing the bast farm news of any
newspaper in the southwest, The Herald will have some features on its
i.irm page this week ihat will ibe of especial interest to every farmer in
this fc-ection.
EL H. SchulJz, assistant professor of agronomy at Xew Mexico A. & M.
college, -who has devoted much of his time to the study of plants and soils
iu this section, lull have several articles of importance.
Chief among these is the raising of the famous El Paso onions, which
.iu in a class by themselves. "The farmer's flower garden., and tihe proper
oeds to sow during the 4all months," is the subject of another "special
article..while tlie storing "of sweet potatoes and the feeding of poultry are
given prominent place.
The Herajd's regular weekly farm page is written especially for this
section and npt made up oi plate matter.
Cues Are Being Cut Off,
Theater Is Turned Into a
Mission; Joss House to Go.
New York, X. T., Sept. 21. A 'Brave
of civilization Is engulfing New
York's Chinatown.
The turning of a Chinese theater
into a Christian mission, accomplished
a few weeks ago, was but a precurser
of other revolutionary changes.- Only
last week a score of leading merchants
celebrated their release irom an an
ripnt sunerstition by cutting off their
cues and dressing their hair perma-
nently in American fashion.
Now It is announced that the old
Joss house at the entrance of Mott
street, which several hundred tourists
have visited nightly for a decade or
more, will soon be abolished
The Chinese public chamber plans
to destroy the Idols and remodel the
building for uses of the classes of the
New York Chinese public school.
The destruction of the idols will be
the chief of a series of reforms. It
will be followed by the prohibition
of public opium dens and the removal
of gambling houses.
Seven Freight Cars Leave the Track
On the Texas Central Road There
Passenger Trains Detoured.
Corsicana, Texas, Sept. 21. Seven
cars were ditched, but none hurt "when
a through freight train on the Hous
ton & Texas Central was .wrecked a
mile north of Corsicana at 9 o'clock
last night. The track was cleared at
7 o'clock this morning.
Passenger trains were detoured last
night over the Cotton Belt and Trinity
and Brazos valley roads via Hubbard
City to Mexia,
Unofficial figures Give the Town Pop
ulation of 71,000, Which Shows
Great Increase Since 1000.
Fort "Worth, Texas, Sept. 21. It is
reported here from unofficial but re
liable sources today that figures to
be given out by the United States cen
sus bureau regarding the population
of Fort "Worth will be slightly In ex
cess of 71,000. This, if true, will prob
ably place Fort Worth In the fourtli
place of cities in Texas and give a
larger percentage of Increase than
any city in Toxas so far reported.
Brig, Switzerland, Sept. 21. Al
though clear weather was reported
from each side of the Alps today, the
fog that made high flying impossible
pnntinued hei e
The aviators will await favorable
weather before attempting a flight
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El Paso Hears One of Great
est Concerts in Its History.
Beautiful Music.
Homely melodies, whose strains ap
pealed as voices of little loyed ones,
placid melodies of rustic hearths por
traying hills, and valleys, and plains,
melodies which spoke to a man in his
native dialect, told of home to more
than 10,000 Mexicans and
who literally packed Cleveland and
Carnegie squares at Tuesday night's
open air concert. Beyond question it
was the most largely attended and
most successful concert of the year.
Through the homely songs and
dances of two nations, rather than
by the national anthems, the heart
strings of the multitude ' were played.
By two medleys of national airs of
Mexico and the United States, half for
gotten melodies were recalled, faces of
old sweethearts came to view, and the
panorama of home floated before the
eyes of the listeners.
It was the fifth number that first
brought the applause from the heart,
the cries, the laughter, the tears. A
fantasia of Mexican airs stirred fully
one-half of the audience with thoughts
of home.' Beginning with the national
hymn of Mexico, when both Mexicans
and Americans stood and uncovered,
the medley recited a score of native
songs and dances, quaint and rustic.
Mexican men and women long re
moved from native surroundings.cheerea
the arrival of each old familiar tune,
clapped hands, shouted bravos or suf
fered silently the pangs of old remem
brance. And later in the program a
composition of American national airs
caused quite the same effect from
the Americans of the huge audience,
the' medley ending with the "Star
Spangled Banner," . when repetition of
the standing and uncovering ceremony
was performed by both nationalities.
Juarez and El Paso There.
Such a band concert crowd and such
unrestrained, enthusiasm never has
been witnessed in El Paso. Coming
as a "last event of the Mexican cen
tenary celebration, many residents of
Juarez attended, and a turnout' of Jgl
Paso's Mexican citizens made the aff-
dience equally divided as to nationality.
Combination in union, concert of the
third cavalry band of the Mexican
army and the El Paso municipal band
proved successful from a musical
point of view, and the program was
a happy one.
Masses of people packed every street
and walk about the two plazas, and
stood at great distances on the side
streels leading to the park. At the
opening number only diligent search
could find sitting room on the grass
plots, so closed" packed were the- lis
teners. Light from the stand's dome
brightened upturned faces of hundreds
packing the open space between the
seats of . Cleveland square and the!
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ant of the Mexican army, who occu
I pied places of honor on the stand, com
pleted a pretty picture.
A Glorious Concert.
"El Cuarto Poder," a typical Mexican
march of dasn and vim, began the con
cert. It was led by director Antonio
Villalva, of the visiting band, who
conducted all but two of the program's
numbers. In the red trimmed uniform
of the Mexican army, the musician,
with striking grace, directed the
march, and applause promised an ap-
j preciative audience. Then Prof. Km-
aig-, or tne local band, uniformed In
United States army band regulations,
directed Strauss' "Blue Danube" waltz,
and later the overture from "William
Tell," selections requiring a tone vol
ume seldom met by Mexican bands
men. But the German-American musi
cian drew out his men at the fortis
simo parts with remarkable ease, and
the huge 'tohes floated out over the
crowds and brought great applause
from the lovers of heavy music.
Under the direction of the Mexican
bandmaster, the combination of 54
pieces, brass, reed and drum, rendered
tho fantasia- from Puccini's "La Vie
Boehme," with telling effect. The med
ley of Mexican national airs was en
cored by "La Paloma," for which the
crowd had been' shouting. At that
point in the program members' of the
El Paso band quit the stand and the
visitors were given solitary possession.
A Hungarian overture, "Hunyady
L'aszlo," complicated and difficult,
pleased lovers of the fantastic school,
and Suppe's superb "Poet and Peasant"
proved a popular favorite. Then the
local band entered the stand and' the
two bands ensemble played the AmerK
can medley of Theodore Moses, ending
with the national anthem of the
United States. The Mexican director
and the Mexican officers on the stage
rose and raised their hats as they had
done to their national hymn, and the
crowd cheered the exchange of inter
national courtesy.
The Finale.
It was to have been the final number
of the program. But the thousands
who had drunk In the music nearly
three hours of it were not satisfied.
Those who sat and stood in the plaza
refused to go, cheering and clapping.
The deluge of approval finally brought
an encore from director Villalva. It
was "Sobre las Olas," the familiar
Mexican waltz, and .even at its com
pletion the people lingered and clam
ored for more.
As the visiting band marched from
the square, hands clapped and "bravos"
were cried. Members of the home band
entertained the visitors at a "Dutch
lunch" before the military band took i
i special car ior juarez, ana playing
a number of selections as the car
passed into Mexico, ended the first
visit of a Mex.ican band to the United
States since the memorabla Taft-Diaz
I went to the band concert. I am
mad and sick because I did. Listen!
After finding a place to sit down, I
found that the grass was wet- Still
I conld not stand up, because I was
tired of standing up. So I sat down
on the wet grass.
"When the band played an especially
delicate bit .of opera, I could not hear.
There was a quartet of giggling girls
near where I sat, to the left of tho
bandstand, up close. The girls giggled
like a flock of let me see geese, .no,
that's not strong enough fools.
Then two ill bred children screamed.
"See how quiet are the Mexicans, so
! well Drea," l tnougnt. Then a Mexi
can woman with a voice like a wild
cow, started telling a friend about the
centenary celebration in Ciudad Juarez.
She delivered an oration and a sermon,
all to my discomfort. Then I thought,
"Nobody has any manners."
Now I like music, kird of pride my
self on it. Also I like to be comfort
able. For .a long time I couldn't enjoy
the music, and I wasn't comfortable.
It seemed that the dew was especially
thick, for west Texas. It was a regu
lar "low river" dew, the kind the Mis
sippl steamboat can float over. "
This morning I have a sore back, and
a cold in the head. Other persons have
the same.
Potter Countrv People Eav
inr Trouble State Offi
cials Take a Hand.
Amarillo, Tex., Sept. 21. "With the
court of appeals likely to take action
on local option cases in Potter county
a week from next Monday and with
the state authorities and the county
authorities at cross purposes in the
matter of the issuance of saloon li
censes, county judge Jeter here today
granted eight permits for saloon II
ceses and announced that the fight
will be to a finish.
The controller refuses to send re-
ceipts for occupation tax as provided
by law.
The opinion is openly expressed here
lVJiar - SOvqrn,or 'ampDeJl Is .responsible
for the tItuaeof the state officials
' tOTVard the election recently, In which
. thc. co"ntry voted wet.
..n-uiiic jjcut:iu-i -uisunuui iaie yes
terday rendered an opinion holding the
last local option election null and void.
This would preclude the holding of an
other election for two vears.
Secretary of Interior Says
Resignation Reports
Are Buncombe.
Denver, Col., Sept.
1. "How about
the reports of
youi resigning when
you reach Washington?" secretary of
the interior Ballinger was asked today.
"It Is all buncombe," annvered the
secretary. "I have no intention of re
signing, and do not think I will have 1 -
Secretary Ballinger was the guest of
honor at a banquet this afternoon
given by the chamber or commerce."
"All that talk, the public has been
doing about a split between the pres
ident and myself is unfounded," the
secretary continued. "I have been liv
ing in the west too long to be bluffed
by a few fellows, and that is all there
has been to the numerous reports."
Tells Langford He Must
Post First Forfeit to
Get a Fight.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 21. Jack John
son, heavyweight champion, today re
fused to put up $20,000 for a fight
for the title writh Sam Langford until
the latter made the first deposit. They
may come to terms later.
The two fighters met in the sport
ing department of a Boston paper to-,
day, and, while each displayed a roll
of bills amounting to a thousand, John
son absolutely refused to show addi
tional cash until Langford made the
first move.
A a battle of words ended when
Johnson told Langford he would be
in the city several days and would
cover the money any time.
Mexico City, Mex., Sept. 21. One of
the most brilliant features of the Mex
ican centennial of independence celebra
tion was the reception .given last night
in the municipal palace by governor
Gulllermo De Landa y Escandon of the
federal district and members of the ad
ministration council. Fifteen hundred
guests crowded the spacious rooms of
the building.
Among the day's features of the cele
bration was the laying of the corner
stone of the Garibaldi monument, the
gift of the Italian colony to Mexico.
President Diaz presided.
Fort Wayne, Ind., Sept. 21. Thirty nine or 40 persons arc reported kill
ed and many injured, n number fatnlly, in n collision this mornlap between
the southbound limited and n northbound local train on the Fort "Wayne
and Bluffton branch of the Wnbnslt Vallcj- Traction line at Ilimrslnnd, IS
miles south of here.
Moscow, Russia, Sept. 21. Two bombs of tremendous power were
Kcizeil here last week, It develops, in connection with the arrest of- 12 an.
archist communists.
The ramification of the terrorist body was traced to several neighboring
towns, where 30 other ..suspects were arrested.
Their bomb manufactory at Briensk was discovered and confiscated, to
gether with editions of an anarchist newspaper and a periodical called "The
Stormy Petrel." '
The object of the terrorist plot was not disclosed.
Tokio, Japan, Sept. 21. A sensation was created this afternoon by the
publication of alegea details of a plot among his own subjects to assassi
nate emperor Mutsuhlto. ,
The startling story appeared in
plotters, who are now under arrest,
after trials.
It is the first time in the history of the
has been ploted against by his own
Cry for Dollar a Day as Pen
sion Money Sherman
Reviews Them.
Atlantic City, N. J., Sept. 21. Once
again "the boys In blue" have passed
in review of their commanderinchief.
"With steps not as sprightly as thev
once were, but with tin sarie old
spirit, they marched up the broad ave
nues of this1 city by the sea today and
were acclaimed by the ireat orowdt
of people. . ,
IQeal weather faored the old sol
diers. The 44 states of the union they
helped to preserve were represented
in the procession, and while the pa
rade was not so large as those of other
years, there was no end of enthusiasm
as the aging veterans marched past.
Near the end of the march the ranks
of the once great army v-i.s reviewed
bj- commanderinchief Yan Zant.
On one side of him in the reviewing
1 stand stood vice president James S.
j Sherman and on the other was .Lieut.
Gen. Nelson A. Miles, retired.
The route of the march was com
paratively a short one.
One thing noticed at the various
meetings of veterans is the definite
shape the movement for increasing tho
pensions of veterans is taking. The
cry is "a dollar a day for life."
The national encampment is expect
ed to take up the matter.'
Galveston, Texas, Sept. 21. Total cot
ton receipts for September up to today's
receipts were 306,090 oales, and con
servative estimates indicate the month's
total will- likely be over 450,000 bales.
Clearances so far this month are the
greatest in the history of the port.
Railroad Man Left Home Suddenly Sny
inj? He Was Golnjc to Fort "Worth.
Has Not Been Seen Since.
"Wichita Falls, Texas, Sept. 21 A
warrant was Issued today at the in
stance of a bond company for the ar
rest of Jerome F. Kilgore, cashier of the
local freight office of the Fort "Worth
& Denver railway, who has been miss
ing since "Wednesday of last week, and
whose accounts auditors checked over
$1000 short. He left 'home at 2 oclock
in the morning after telling his wife
he was going to Fort Worth on a busi
ness trip. .
Fort "Worth, Texas, Sept. 21. Author
itles here cannot find any trace of J. b
Kilgore, wanted at Wichita Falls on a
charge of embezzlement of funds of the
Fort "Worth & Denver railway.
Tulsa, Okla., Sept. 21. The Okla
homa Oil and Gas Producers' associa
tion today made a direct appeal to the
United States attorney general for In
vestigation by the department of jus
tice into alleged discrimination in
prices paid for oil by purchasing
The Prairie Oil and Gas company to
day announced an advance of 10 cents
per barrel on fuel oil.
Gainsville, Texas, Sept. 21.
Frank Mordah, one of the two
farmers poisoned here Saturday
by eating canned salmon, died
late last night. Ben Jones, the
other man poisoned, is in a
critical condition today, not be
ing expected to live.
Port Arthur, Texas, Sept. 21. With
his skull crushed, the body of August
Burk, who operates a boat in Taylor's
bayou, was found here this morning.
The authorities say they believe he
went to sleep on he street car track
and was struck during the night.
Hochi Shinbun, which states
certainly will be sentenced
that the
to death
country that the
people and the fact known.
Girl Is Hissed by Mob ; Both
to Answer to Charge
of Murder.
London, Eng., Sept. 21. At the close
ofhe police court proceedings today.
Dr. Hawley Crippen and Ethel Clare
Leneve were committed for trial,
charged with the murder of the doc
tor's wife, Belle Elmore.
Ethel Leneve was hooted and jeered
at today by a crowd of men and wom
en that awaited her arrival in the Bow
street court.
Although the trial of Miss Leneve
and Dr. Crippen for the murder of the
latter's wife was drawing to a close,
great crowds still struggled for ad
mittance to the courtroom.
The financial affairs of Crippen
were gone into today, in line with the
prosecutor's opening statement that the
doctor at the time of Belle Elmore's
disappearance was pressed for funds
and the death of the woman was to
his monetary advantage.v
London. Eng., Sept. 21. A dispatch
from Constantinople says ''Oscar
Strauss, American ambassador to Tur
key, has abandoned his proposed vlsir
to Russia because he refused to ac
cept the privilege of a passport from
the Russian government.
Ambassador Strauss left Constanti
nople September 3 for a visit to the
United States. At an earlier date dis
patches from St. Petersburg stated
that the Russian ministry of the in
terior had published an order per
mitting displomats who adherred to
the Jewish faith to visit the Russian
Wichita Falls, Texas, Sept. 21. On
account of Mrs. Bailey's health, the sen
ator will not be able to speak here this
fall as had been expected. He will omy
make one speech in Texas duriner the
remainder of the year, that being at
j.impson, ana only because the people
there have gone to the expense of pre
paring for the meeting. He will be at
Timpson -September 29.
Mrs. Bailey Is not in a serious con
dition but the senator said in a letter
to judge Edgar Scurry, received here
thi morning, that he felt he could not
leave her a month in order to fill
speaking engagements.
Chicago, 111.. Sept. 21. Alleged
manipulation of a railroad's income to
cover - up earnings and to compound
its income was inquired into by at
torneys for the western shippers of
officers of the Illinois Central railroad
before the interstate commerce com
mission in the rate hearing now in
Interesting opinions on the propriety
of disposition of earnings were given
by general manager Parks.
Mr. Parks has told the commission
he thought a proper freight rate was
one that entitled a fair return for ser
vice to the shipper and which, after
paying, a reasonable dividend on the
. capital stock, paid fixed charges and
operating and maintenance expenses,
and would also give the company a
yearly surplus of six or seven millions,
"to make the Investment attractive to
people with money, and to give the
company a credit."
"And what would you do with this
surplus, just hold it?" inquired attor
ney John H. Atwood of Kansas City,
representing the general shippers' com
mittee. "No," was the answer, "I would use
it for bettering the road. For Instance,
I would devote a part of it to new sta
tions, etc."
"But," aske.d Mr. Atwood, "when
that station was built, you would con
sider it a part of the actual property
of the company, a proper subject for
additional capitalization, wouldn't
you ?"
"Of course," was the answer.
"Then when you later had capitalized
you would say you ought to be en
titled to a reasonable dividend upon
that capitalization?" t
"Yes." -
"Then the simple fact is. you think
you ought to be entitled to charge
! Stand-Pat Chairman of Fi
nance Committee of House
Defeated in Primaries.
Said He Would Vote Againsfc
Joint Statehood, But Got
Whipped Into Line.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 21. The Insure
gent cause In Minnesota made great
strides yesterday when James A, Taw-
ney, of the first district, was defeated
for renomination. With about ore-
third of the- returns in, Sidney An4er
son, Tawney's insurgent opponent, hag
a lead of 1600 votes. Anderson, claims
the nomination by 2000.
The defeat of Tawney is the mos
important Insurgent victory of the en-4
tire year. Next to the speaker, "Uni
cle" Joe Cannon, Tawney is the- most
powerful man in congress. He had. beeri
there IS years.
Tawney a Blacksmith.
Tawney was a blacksmith in earlyj
life, but studied law, and went to con
gress after holding several minor of
f ices. He is at present chairman, of the
house committee on finance, and was
prior to that the Republican whip of
the house. Tawney headed the party
of congressmen who made a trip
through Arizona and Xew Mexico sev
eral years ago and pledged themselre3
against joint statehood and then re
turned to Washington and voted for it
because the Republican organization
wanted It.
Congressman F. C. Stevens, who
calls himself a progressive Republican
and a supporter of the Roosevelt poli
cies, had a hard fight, but won" with
a plurality of about 1500 over EL T.
iHalbert,- a. radical insurgent.,
Other Minnesota Republican con
gressmen and W. S. Hammond, the one
Democratic member, -were all renomin
ated. James A. Tn.wney has represented
the first Minnesota district since 1S92.
Frank M. Nye, of Minneapolis, was
renominated in the fifth district by a
large majority as was Clarence B. Mil
ler, of Duluth. Congressmen Volsted.
Steenerson, Davis and Lindbergh, all
insurgents, were renominated by large
Tawney's Defeat.
The fight which led up to the pri
maries yesterday was the most bitter
in which congressman Tawney has fig
ured in his 18 years as representa
tive from the first district. Anderson,
a young lawyer, residing at, Lanes
boro, came into the opposition to Taw
ney late, but immediately began his
whirlwind campaign. It was fought
entirely along insurgent lines.
He fought Tawney as a Cannon man,
the only man of the Minnesota delega
tion, who voted for the tariff bill, and
an enemy to -Roosevelt.
The address of the expresident at
the' St. Paul conservation congress in
which he struck directly at Tawney
served as another bomb for Anderson
and housed it In all his utterances.
PInchot Takes a Hand.
On Labor day, at Rochester, Gifford
Pinchot delivered an address unsolic-
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shippers enough to bring In sufficient
earnings that you can devote a par
to new capitalization and then get a
big return on it in the shape of divi
dends, do you? Is that your idea ot
what constitutes a fair tariff for the
The witness did not answer.
Attorney W. H. Norton of the Illinois
Central sprang a surprise on attorney
H. C. Lust of the Illinois Manufac
turers' association. The railroad attor
ney asked:
"Mr. Lust, will you give me the
names of four or five of your largest
"Why do you want them?" returned
Lust in surprise. "We represent ship
pers who pay $150,000,000 annually in
freight rates."
"I want them." retorted attorney
Horton. "to produce statements similar
to ours in which we show our returns
on the investment Is only 4.6 and see
what their returns are. Do I get the
names?" ' s
"We will have a consultation," an
swered attorney Lust.
Manager Parks introduced a new
term in railroad nomenclature "rail
road intuition." He had been asked
by commissioner Clements en what
he based his opinion that the present
physical valuation of the road was far
in excess of Its 285,000,000 capitaliza
tion. "Why. I haven't any exact data by,
which to determine the physical valua
tion." said Mr. Parks. "I depend upon
what I might call railroad intuition
yes, that's it, railroad Intuition. You
see a man can't do nothing for 35 years
but ride over railroads, compare prop
erty values and buy new lines, without
gaining an intuitive value appreciation.
I couldn't name any definite figures,
but it is much higher than the cap-iatlizatlop-

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