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Monday Evening, October 10, 1910 --12 Pages EI P&so Fair October 29th To No?. 6th, 1910 Parties From Burned Dis-1 trict Say Dead Are Seen Everywhere. FOREST FIRES SWEEP NORTHERN WOODS "Winnipeg. Canada, Oct. IS. It is possible that the death list attending the forest fires along the Minnesota border will reach a thousand. This is probably too high an estimate, but there is no one familiar with the situ ation who does not place the figure at 200 and the dead may reach 51)0. Missing Believed Dead. Every settler in the district bound ed by Rainy River and Lake of the Woods on the north to 25 miles south of Fort Frances, Ontario, and from Spooner and Baudette. Minn., on the east to Warroad, Minn., on the west, who is not accounted for is certain to be dead, as there was no escape. For a distance of 50 miles from Baudette and Rainy River west to "Warroad, the woods were a solid mass of fire1 Sunday. Baudette is only a charred remnant. Spooner is wiped out. Cedar Spur, Graceton, Pitt, Swift and Roosevelt, small towns were de troyed. Return From Burned District. Men who returned this morning to Warroad from Baudette on a railway motor say the list of dead in the dis trict back from the track will reach 150. ,i ' The mayor of Baudette says 75 bodies are already found and refugees coming in to "Warroad every, hour .report hay ing seen many dead bodies-'" in roads and in scores of instances, whole families were wiped out. 2ine dead bodies were seen on tho Canadian Northern tracks by women who" mounted horses and fled down the tracks. Women the Heroes. All stories from the fire district show that the women .nd not the men were the heroes of the disaster. Yes terday, when the refugees fled in pan ic for a freight train that bore them from Rainy River to International falls, the men crushed down the "women and children and crammed themselves into the already choked cars. Kicked Men Away. Miss Myra Butts, a young woman of Baudette, stationed herself at the door to one car and kicked every man in the face with her pointed shoe who at tempted to board the car and herself reached out and took the babies from the arms of mothers. When the train started, there were five babies whose -mothers were left behind. They are -being cared for in a hospital. BARCELONA NOW ON VERGE OF REVOLT Success of Portuguese Up rising Starts Trouble in Mining Center. Barcelona, Spain, Oct 10. Excite ment is increasing in Barcelona. The success of the revolution in Portugal has fanned the fires of rebellion that Tiave smouldered here since the furi ous outbreak a year ago. Yesterday 10,000 miners marched to the suburbs and placed wreaths on the tombs of Ferrer and the revolu tionist, Garcia. "Violent speechs were made by leaders, who charged the clericals, with responsibility for their executions. One spectator who shouted, "It was your fault as well as the clericals," was beaten almost to death when res cued. . Gen. Weyler, captain general of Ca talonia, admits that the miners strike is taking on- a revolutionary charac ter. v v v v v v v v v v ; ; ; ; j - RECEIVER NAMED FOR .J, " " BIG CLOTHING HOUSE." Rochester, N. T., Oct. 10. A receiver was appointed today for the wholesale clothing man- ufacturering firm of Ely Meyer ; and M. C. Simon. The liabili- ties are estimated at $750,00.0 and the assets at $500,000. The company owns a chain of retail stores in the large cities. ; WHITES THREATEN TO Talsa, Okla., Oct. 10. A race war Is Imminent at Dawson, a few miles east 6f here, as a result of the killing of deputy sheriff Charles Stamper and three negroes here, when Stamper raided a gambling den and was .re sisted. ' White citizens declare the negroes must go and are arming to drive them out andjynch the five negroes arrested for. the murder of Stamper. The jail In which the negroes arc incarcerated is strongly guarded. The national guard will be cslil out if further trouble results- - n i I IV ! n t 0 si 1 1 fs B Charles . Gerry Presides at Hearing of Interstate Commission. The interstate, commerce commission is holding a session in the federal court rooms today, with Chas. F. Gerry as presiding judge. Cases Being Heard. The cases being heard are Crombie & Co. et aL vs. Southern Pacific com pany, In which the complainants are seeking refunds of alleged over charges on chile pepper from Califor nia, which moved during 1907 and 1903 H. P. Jackson company vs. Southern Pacific company, is also asking for a refund of overcharge on a car of mel ons from California in 1908. The at torneys have vagreed on the facts in this case and the refund is practically assured. Texico Transfer company vs. L. N. R. R., asks for refund of an over charge which it is alleged occurred in the early part of 190S, and was the re sult of a tariff mixup at the time the shipment was made. W. L. Gumm vs. E. P. & S. W. R. R, asks for the establishment of a lower rate on second-hand bottles from points on the eastern division of the E. P. & S. W. R. R. into El Paso, and for refund of charges on a car which moved in 1908 at a somewhat high rate. Gumm Case of Local Interest. Rufus B. Daniel, claim adjuster of this city, is presenting the evidence for each of the complainants. With the probable exception of the first named case, the case of Mr. Gumm is the only case being heard which af fects the rates in this territory. M02?EY GONE, BROWN DIES FROM EXPOSURE Leayes Alanaogordo Wii;i Much "Money, Dies Pen niless in Dalhart. Dalhart, Texas, Oct. 10. M. B. Brown, 58 years old, a hard shell Bap tist preacher, who died here Saturday, was burled yesterday by Dalhart friends. He came from Alamogordo, K. M., en route to Paducah, Texas, his old home. He drifted in here Wednes day is an insane condition, 111 and des titute. He had contracted pneumonia from exposure. When leaving Alamo gordo he was in possession of a large amount of cash and notes, which had all mysteriously disappeared. He was recognized by old friends and taken to .their home, -where he died. His so and daughter from Paducah arrived on the Denver train last night in time to attend the funeral. Steps are being taken to locate the missing grip, funds and nos. v THREE GASES OF CHOLERA ARE FOUND Third One Develops Among Steerage Passenger .on Liner Moltke. . New York, N. Y., Oct. 10. A cas or cholera has developed in the steerago of the Hamburg-American liner Moltke, which has been detained at quarantine as a possible cholera carrier since Mon day last. Dr. A. H. Doty, health officer of the port, reported the case tonlgr.t with the additional information that another cholera patient from the Moltke is un der treatment at Swinburne Island. This makes three cases of cholera that have actually reached this port. MEXICAN BABE IS BURNED TO DEATH NEAR CARLSBAD, Home Is Destroyed by Midnight Flame and Child Dies as Result of In juries Sustained. Carlsbad, N. M., Oct. 10. The home of Herculano Pompa, a Mexican living iu San Jose, a Mexican settlement adjoin ing Carlsbad on the south, was de stroyed by fire about midnight and a baby about - four year& of age was so badly burned that it died about day light. The fire is supposed to be f incendiary origin. GOOD RAINS FALLING IN THE PECOS VALLEY Pecos. Texas, Oct. 10. A good gen eral rain is falling over the Pecos val ley this morning, indications being' that it will continue through the day. Tho rain will be of much benefit to late fall crops. Investigating Committee Re ports on The Los Angeles Times Disaster. DECLARES EVIDENCE TO BE CONVINCING Los Angeles, Cal. Oct. 10. Dynamite or some other high power nitro-glycer-ine product undoubtedly caused the re cent Los Angeles Times explosion which resulted in the destruction of more than half a million dollars worth ot property and great loss of life, ac cording to a report made by the com mittee which has been investigating the cause of ' the disaster. The committeef was appointed by mayor Alexander the day of the ex plosion and has been at work every day since. All of the members of the committee signed the report except the chairman, who was "out of the city. The Report in Full. The report, which speaks for itself, is as follows: "Your committee, to whom was re ferred the matter of the investigation of the cause of the destruction of the Times building, at First and Broad way, at about 1 oclock a. m. October 1, 1910, makes report as follows: '"The investigation of the disaster was taken up immediately upon the appointment of your committee, which appointment was made on Saturday, October 1, at 11 oclock a m. The com mittee at once organized, appointing Mr. Garbutt as chairman, and pro ceeded to view the ruins. The fire at that time was under complete control, though still smoldering. Debris Carefully Examined. "It was decided that an inspection be carefully made of the proceeding of clearing the debris, the work of doing which was inaugurated by the city under the direction of the street department, the primary purpose being to recover from the ruins at as early a time as possible the bodies of the people who have lost their lives in the disaster. The work of clearing the svreckage was carefully inspected and reviewed by the various members of your committee, with a view of noting whatever evidence- of the cause of the disaster might be re vealed by the condition of the struc tural portions of the building; or any other thing that might give index to the cause. Testimony ot Eye Witnesses. "The testimony of eye witnesses was also sought and taken and dili gence was used to run down all the rumors that might in any way throw light on the subject. "It early became evident in our ex plorations that the cause .of the dis aster was due to some highly explo sive force, having a difinite. .limited position. As the debris was removed, this became more and more evident, until finally the locality of the pri mary explosion has been satisfactor- (Continued on Page Two.) Of Ancient Monarchy In I . Lisbon, Portugal, Oct. 10. The revolutionary leaders, having: overthrown the monarchy arc now confronted with the scarcely less serious task of putting- an end to the excesses of the rougher element who,1" having had a taste of mob rule, are prone to continue their lawlessness. REPORTS INFLAME THE PEOPLE. The police today adopted severemcasures to prevent the sacking of religious establishments. Reports that the clericals are carrying on guerrilla warfare "from the windows of their establishments inflamed the public to resentment and many religionists were chanetl from churches and convents. RUFFIANS SACK CHURCHES. Fanatics and gangs of ruffians battered dovm the doors of a convent In Rua Do Quelhas, wrecked the statues and altars and carried off the sacredotal vestments. Arrests of the fleeing and disguised religilo'nlsts continued today. The discovery of secret subterranean tunnels at monasteries gave rise to rumors that manv monks are still hiding and awaiting an opportunity to continue the flg&t against the new regime. The police are making a systematic search for i he tunnels. Republic Becoming Stable. Each day apparently adds to the sta bility of the republic. The members of the new administration assert that adherence to the new principles has been given by many outlying towns and districts. Openly there are no royalist troops to oppose the forces of the republicans and Lisbon, after two days of blood Where Custer's Men Met Death Heroically Scene of Frightful Massacre is Now a National Cemetery, and Where Each Man Fell Is a Shaft to Mark the Spot. (By G. A. Martin.) Crow Agency, Montana, Oct. 10. Out on the barren mesa, a few miles from this place, plainly visible from the Bur lington trains, miles and. miles from any human habitation save the little hemes of the indians, is a national ceme tery. The beautiful colors of the red, white and blue flash in the sunlight ifrom the top of the mesa, and below, glistening like pearls, are the white headstones that mark the eternal rest ing place of several hundred men, who, like the heroes of the Alamo, had no messenger of defeat. It is the burial spot of the victims of the Custer mas sacre and thej' are buried where they fell. The victims of the terrible massacre are buried side bv side in the little plot on the hillside which the government set rtside ns a national burial place, and over their dust floats the flag for which thev gave their lives. Not 100 yards from where the majority met their fate, all now rest in peace.. In the valley below, beside the still waters of j the little river that gave the battlefield its name, the descendants of Heroic Efforts Being Made to Penetrate Starkville Mine Shaft. PROBABLY ALL DEAD WHO WERE IN MINE Starkville, Colo., Oct. 10. Ujp to 10:30 this morning the unremitting ef forts of mine officials, state mine in spectors, helmet men and other expert miners had failed to reach the half hundred miners entombed far in the workings of the Starkville mine an explosion Saturday night. by The hope of reaching the unfortu nates grew strong as the day ad vanced, as the portable fans in the west slope, where the explosion oc curred, and also the fan in the E'ngle ville mine are working well and are gradually clearing the mine of the deadly after damp. State mine inspector Jones slated that he expected to reach the impris oned men before night. Chances Are Small. The force of the explosion was so terrific that the chances of any in the mine escaping alive is considered rath er small. But there is a chance that some, like the unfortunates in the dis aster at Cherry, 111., have walled them- ocivca in. iu eauape oiacK aamp, and every enort is Deing made to clear the mine of gases and penetrate to the remote workings, where the men are supposed to have been when the explosion occurred. Probably Dust Explosion. The theory of dust explosion is clung to by many as the only possible ex planation for the disaster The mine was a non-gas and no explosives were used or permitted, picking, processes being used exclusively. Mine officials. oo Z ' rvt , mis tneory, as they say the sprinkling of the .min was thorough. Four Added to List. A recheck of the employes in the Starkville mine adds four additional names to the list of missing, making it appear that 55 men are buried in the mine. The whole country east of here is on fire. Roosevelt, Swift William and Cedar Spur are in great danger. All the women and children are being rap idly removed to places of safety. The Canadian Northern railway has startea trains at every station and is doing everything in Its power to Telieve tho situation. " Five Thousand Homeless. The people of Beaudette andSpooner and the settlers all thougn the north central' part of the state have lost everything. Five thousand are homeless and the greater part of them absolutely destitute. Help must reach them in the next day or two and tha in a substan tial way, as the greater part of them are but' half -clad. Many Are Missing:. The missing- include some 2000 resi dents of Beaudette, Spooner and Pitt, (Continued on Page 2.) s Uuerthi And Mobs Are Sacking Ckurc shed and a further brief period of dis order, is quite as peaceful as it was before the uprising. The provisional minister of justice. Alfonso Costa, in an interview today said: Confiscation of Property. "The solution of the problem ,of the religious congregations is not diffiqp.lt. The government only needs to prevent a continuance of the religious settle the copper colored victors now till their fields in peace and a benevolent govern ment gives them protection under the folds of the same flag that floats over the dusC of their ancestors' victims. Monuments Where Fighters Fell. As the bodies were gathered up later that fateful slaughter, the exact spot on which each man fell was marked. All were buried in a common ground and a monument marked the graves. Then a stone was placed at the snot where each mail fell. The result is an irregular, scat tering collection of white monuments all over the side of the slope from the mesa down to the water. A few of these silent testimonials extend for a distance of a mile to the" east, marking the beginning of the skirmish. Most o? the little stones, however, are jumbled together at a central point, where the brave band stood and exchanged shots with the hordes of- dusky savages gath ering closer and closer as they circled and fired volley after volley at the doomed troopers. Gen. Custer's Monument. There is no question of the courage of the gallant commander of the martyred Unless Constitutions Are of a Sort to Give No Excuse For Their Rejection. TERRITORIES HAVE NO "RIGHTS" BACK THERE "Washington, D. C, Oct. 10. If the people believe that the powers that ! control in congress are overanxious to admit New Mexico and Arizona to statehood, let them disabuse their minds I Immediately on that pont and stare the real facts in the face. Up to the last day, senator Aldricb, who has been quite a power in the senate, said he would not consent to. the admis sion as states of New Mexico and Ari zona. It required some of the closest political work that has been done for many a day to get the statehood bill passed by the senate. Some day the inside facts will be given to the people. Suffice It to say now that it was not intended that the bill should become a law at the last session, and the plans were set to provent It. The full inten tion was to get the bill into confer ence and then to reach it next winter or never, and most likely the latter. Any Excuse to Reject. And today, the influences that con- i trol in the senate. are praying that some clause required by the statehood bill will be omitted, or that some sec tion or clause will be inserted con trary to the wishes of the senate which will give them a semblance of an excuse to reject the bill next win ter. The president, when he signed the statehood bill, stated to the dele gates and others present, that alt he had to say was, "that they go back and see that their conventions sent safe and sane constitutions to him to he signed." Xow it is safe to Infer that if the president does not think the constitutions are "safe and sane," he will not recommend favorable action by congress; .he will not sign; and will not issue his proclamation ad mitting New Mexico and Arizona to statehood. , It is up to the people, of Arizona and New Mexico to say whether they want statehood now or to wait for another 20 or more years. It would be a com edy if it were not likely to be a trag edy, to hear some people talk about their large populations, their great re sources, their constitutional and other, "rights.."- The people of a territory are like peons or subjects. They do not, vote for president; they have no rep resentation in the senate; their dele gatehas no vote even in the house, nor in committees. The senate gives the j territories such consideration as it pleases and no more; and sneers at their "claims." The Oklahoma Pill. Take Oklahoma and Indian territor ies: with the people protesting con gress put them together as one state, j slapped prohibition in the bargain and Continued on Page Two.) Portugal es ments, all of which are illegal. The dissolution will occur without trouble and the confiscation of property will follow in due course." It is estimated that between 5000 and 6000 monks and nuns will be ex pelled. Senor Barreto, the new war minis ter, states that the killed and wound ed in the revolution number under COO. band, for the grave of Custer, or rather the monument marking the spot where he fell, is far up on tlie mesa, consider ably above any of the other monuments, and marking the last stand. Surrounding this once gory scene of slaughter, all is now peace and even plenty. Big, sleek, fat inclran -'bra yea,' long hair and beads, drive new Stude baker wagons or light, stylish modern red-wheeled buggies behind horses as sleek and fat as themselves, and haul their squaws and papooses on visits from place to place over the smooth, well kept roads built by a paternal govern ment aiyl the government foots the bill. No Whites on the Reservation. Here at the reservation the govern ment educates the young and every quarter distributes cash among" its 'wards. For a distance of manv, many miles, the indians live 'secure in their own privacy, for no white man lives on the reservation and one seldom tres passes. Uncle Sam has built irrimtion ditches and mam' an iridian bnwe often works hard in his alfalfa field or gar den, but few have more fcluu a. -nair-Ji un der cultivation. r IlirO riin nrifiii fiiTii i InElilLU lull liLH U i lit m my ULnun mu Congregation Bnai Zion to Build Temple on North El Paso Street. Another church structure is to be added to El Paso's rapidly increasing church city. At a meeting of the or thodox Hebrew congregation of Bnai Zion, which was held in the Fraternal Brotherhood hall Sunday morning, it was decided to erect' a $6000 temple on the lots which have been purchased from Dr. H. Schugt on North El Paso street, between Boulevard and Rio Grande street. These . lots were re cently purchased ttyrough' the William Moeller agency for $4000 and will be leveled and prepared for the new tem ple, which will be built of brick at once. The congregation at its meeting Sun day elected the following officers: J. Snider, president; H. Jaffe, vice presi dent; H. Goodman, secretary; J. H. Goodman, treasurer; A. Bolyle, J. H. Goodman, P. Bohm, S. Good man, E. Rosenblum, trustees. Rabbi N. Schecter is In charge of the Bnai Zion congregation. U-C J: Jxl OJ.JJ V JCaXV j U JT FOR FAIR CHICKENS White Wyandotte Associa tion to Give Another Cup For Fair Exhibits.' The El Paso Poultry association has been given the silver cup which is of fered by the National White Wyan dotte Specialty club for the state of Texas and it -will be awarded to the best pen of this class of chickens at the El Paso fair poultry show. The Poultry association has been honored hy the -election, .of. -W. L. O'Dell as state secretary of the White j Wyandotte Specialty club by the na tional association. The silver cup will be competed for by a large number of poultry fanciers throughout the state, as the El Paso show has been made the official exhi bition for the entire state. ELY MAKES SECOND FAILURE ON FLIGHT Forced to Come Down Again on Projected Flight to Chicago. Chicago, 111., Oct. 10. Eugene Ely, the aviator who on yesterday succeed ed in flying only II miles of a pro jected flight from, Chicago to New York on account of a defective spark plug, left the ground again this morn- ing. but was again forced to descend, as his engine was not working prop- He came down in a weedy field, struck a ditch and his biplane settled in mud and water. It will be after noon before repairs can be made. MAGDALENA STATION REPORTED ROBBED Station Agent Asleep at the Time Safe Is Said to Have Been Rifled. Nogales, Ariz., Oct. 10. According to report here it is alleged that a sum of 5cC00 Mexican money has been secured from the depot safe at Magdalena. Thieves entered, it is alleged, di.r inpr the nig-nt without disturbing the agent and family, who occupied apart ments over the depot, and upon the ar lival of a train the theft was discovered when it became necessary to go to the sale. QL'AY COUNTY FAIR OPENS AT TUCU3ICAUI Tucumcari, X. M-. Oct. 10. All Is in readiness for the Quay county fair to be held in this city Tuesday and W ed nesday, the program being completed and the exhibits beginning to arrive. A large list of premiums has been ar ranged and a full amusement program provided both for the free and pay features. ODD FELLOWS CONVENTION" OPEN'S AT TUCUMCARI Tucumcari, N. M Oct. 10. The state lodges of the I. O. O. F. and Rebetahs convened .here today with about 200 delegates in attendance. The sessions of tne Odd Fellows, are held in the ledge rooms in the bank building on Second street, wMle those of the Re bekahs are held in the Arcade theater. JUSTICE HUGHES DONS THE JUDICIAL ROBES WasliInprton,'D. C, Oct. 10. The ceremonies marking: the advent of a new judgre of law and the death of a famous jurist who had Rone before him, constituted today the solemn business of the. United States supreme coart. Charles. E. HiiRhex, of New York, donned the rbes of office ns associate justice. Tilth all the dignified formalities of the conrt, then, after a few words of sorrow for the death of chief justice Fuller, expressed" by justice Harlan, the court adjourned until tomorrow out ot respect of his memory Will Be Met at the Union Station by a Committee of Citizens. COME TO INSPECT ENGLE DAM PROJECT- The board of army engineers ap pointed by president Taft to inspect the irrigation plants in the west and southwest, will arrive in El Paso Tuesday afternoon at 6:10 o'clock and will be met at the station by a com mittee from the "Water Users associa tion and one from the chamber of com merce. Personnel o-ihe Board. The -.board of engineers is composed, of" the following weir known army" offi cers, each, prominent in the engineering; world: Brig. Gen. William L. Marshall, TJ. S. A., retired. Lieut. Col. John Biddle, TJ. S. corps of engineers. Lieut. CoL "William C. iLangfitt, TJ. S. corps of engineers. Maj. "William X. Harts, U. S. corps of. engineers. Maj. Charles W.-Kutz, TJ.-S- corps of engineers. Maj. Harry Burgess, TJ. S. ' corps ol engineers. Las Cruces Represeated. The Elephant Butte "Water Users as sociation of Las Cruces will also have representatives in El Paso to aid In" en tertainingvthe board. The local water users' association committee will ba composed of the entire board of direc tors, headed by Felix Martinez, presi dent of the association, as follows: Felix Martinez, A. Courchesne, -H. B. Stevens, Z. T. "White, J. A. Smith, C. E. Doane, Geo. "W. Huffman, C. O. Coffin and Royal Jackman. Chamber of Commerce Delegation. I On the part of the chamber of com merce, the entire board of directors, headed by president r. M. Payne, will meet the board at the station. The lo cal officers of the reclamation service will also meet the board. Any other citizens -who feel so inclined are in vited to be present- All are requested to meet at the chamber of commerce Tuesday afterneon at 5:30 o'clock and proceed to the union station in a body.. Will Be Tendered Dinner. Between-the hours of 7 and 8 Tues day evening the board will be served with a dinner at which members of the board will be expected to speak on the subject closest to Ei Paso's heart, irrigation and the Elephant Butte dam. Plates for 50 or more will be laid at the dinner, which, will prob ably be served at one of the clubs or at some hotel. General Receptioa "Wednesday. On Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock a't the chamber of commerce there will be a general reception, when members of the board will be introduced. After the reception, the board will hold a hearing on conditions respecting irri gation in the valley. Felix Martinez of the "Water Users association will have prepared a .budget of data rela tive to the subject which he will sub mit and explain to the board and any information which the members of tho board may wish will be on tap for them. Down the Valley In Antes. An automobile ride down the valley will also be an item of the program, so that the engineers may see first hand what has been done with, a limit ed amount of. water and form an idea of what might bo done were the waste waters of the Rio Grande made avail able by storing them in the mammoth reservoir' at Elephant Butte. On "Wednesday evening or Thursday morning the board will leave over the Santa Fe for.Engle and then go to tha government's camp at Elephant Butte. They -will be accompanied by a commit tee of members of the Water Users" association at El Paso and Las Cruces, and members of the chamber of, com- merce, as well as local officials of the reclamation service, including the. local district engineer, W. M. Reed. All business men and members of tht Water Users'- association' who contem plate attending the dinner to be given Tuesday night are requested to com municate with C. A. KInne, secretary of the chamber of commerce. Members of the Las Cruces Water Users' association have been invited to come to El Paso to meet the ooard and attend the banquet which will ba tendered members of the board. Tho board will probably go to Engle on a special Santa Fe train.