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El Paso, Texas,
Wednesday Evening November 2, 1910 -16 Pages All the News Herald Prists It First While It's Fresh. riGTRN Mil ! inNIIfi "C HELD UP Si" ROBBED A pi fh M M III !! IX I 1111 rt f ir p ill II nil iiif v Pi ur 111 lii NtW MtA bli Til Famous Trotters Come To the El Paso Fair Stockholders of Arizona Mines Victims of Bandits at Lordstmrg While Waiting in Private CarPlenty of Money Inside the Car, But Bobbers Took Only What Men Had in Pockets Porters Relieved of Twenty Cents. "While the private car of Walter Iouglas, vice president of the El Paso & Southwestern, in -which a party of Calumet and Arizona officials were traveling; was sidetracked at Lords-burg-, X. M., Tuesday night, two rob bers appeared at the car and at the point of revolvers robbed four mem bers of the party. If theNvealth of the party was pooled it would run into the millions, but the sum and to tal of the spoils obtained by the ban , dits amounted to $11.20, of which amount 20 cents was contributed by two negro train porters. "We willingly gave up $11," said C. d'Autremont, a member of the board of directors of the C. & A, "to see those porters put up 20 cents. I be- lieve that was a genuine case of retri bution." The bandits did not enter the car, which accounts for the short haul. Al Mexican Committee Mem bers Vote Against Segre gating Whites and Blacks.' PROHIBITION IS IN FOREGROUND Santa Fe, N. M., Nov. 2. Fearing, possibly that the matter may eventual ly take a- turn against the Mexicans ilso, the Mexican members of the com mittee on education tn the constitu tional convention are opposed to a sep arate school law for negroes and whites. The committee majority re port puts it up to the different com munities; if the voters feel like supporting- two schools and two-thirds vote to separate the white and negro children they are to do so; if not, the children are to all go to the same EchooL "When the report of the majority was filed, the three Mexican members of the committee filed a dissenting- re port. The program for today is to dis pose of this matter and the entire ar ticle on education as well as the article Dn irrigation which kept the Repub lican conference in session yesterday forenoon and again last evening. Irrigation blatters. The article proposed is simple and fundamental, but the members from ir rigation sections are very anxious that the constitution should secure the pri vate ownership of water rights. The Republican conference also de cided to have 100,000 copies of the con sftltu'tion printed for campaign pur poses, one-half in English and the oth er half in Spanish, and also to print 2300 copies of the journal so that the voters may be fully informed whon tailed upon to vote on the constitution. Fall aad Crist at Outs. There is likely to be somewhat of a rupture in the convention as the re sult of a recent misunderstanding be tween delegates A. B. Fall, Repub lican, of Otero cdunty, and J. H. Crist, Democrat, of Rio Arriba. Crist has announced his determination to re sign from -the convention because of the trouble with Fall. Prohihitloa Question. As the convention has been swamp ed with petitions for statewide prohi bition, it has been decided to appoint a special committee to look into the question of the liquor traffic. H. Borgman, captain of the East El Paso fire department, leaves tonight for a hunting trip in south Texas. Frank Stapleton will be in charge of the department during Mr. Borgman's absence. P.I Paris, France. Nov. 2. The French cabinet resigned today. Althougn the fact that there was a divergence of opinion among the ministers concern ing legislative measures designed to prevent a crisis brought about by the recent railway strike, was well known, the resignation- created a sensation, as it had been expected that premier Briand would remain and remodel the ministry in harmony with his views on a preliminary program to meet a fu ture strike crisis. Premier Briand has been through many notable struggles, and has won equally notable victories in support of his program against religious orders end other grave problems. He met the rallwav strike situation with a firmness- that cnallenged the admiration of the world. Declaring that the strike was a reblllious movement fomented by labor leaders at the very moment the government was trying to bring about j cencessions in their behalf, he broke fred Paul, of the Superior Mining company of Douglas; Dr. W. P. Har lowe, of Boulder, Colo., a guest of the party; Capt. Tom .Hoatson, of Ari zona and Calumet, Mich., and Ray mond Sargent, of Denver, were sitting out in front of the car on the track, talking with the two negro train por ters, -when the two bandits appeared and demanded that all throw up their hands. The negroes were the first to see that the bandits meant business and they threw up their hands and offered themselves for loot- The oth ers of the party followed. Not a Gun on Car.. It happened that there was not a gun of any description on the car and the robbers made a get away. In the car the robbers cojuld have found $1500, but they were evidently ama teurs and anxious to get away. One of the robbers, larger than his com- (Continued on page sixteen.) Arizona Convention to Make It So It Can Be Changed Without any Trouble. NO LIMIT ON DAMAG-E SUITS Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 2. Arizona's constitutioni'will be easy of amendment if Hhe report of the committee on mode of amendment, to be made this week, is adopted by the constitutional con vention. The committee -will report an article providing that an election for amending the -constitution may be called by a two-thirds vote of the leg islature or by an initiative petition con-x taining the names of IS percenjt of the voters at the preceding general elec tion. Only a majority vote -will be re quired to carry an amendment. A conference of Democratic delegates has" been called for tonight to reach an agreement on initiative and referendum percentages. The publicity of campaign funds and the limitation of damages for injuries or death, caused a general debate last ing several hours in the convention. The former proposition as originally adopted Is a mandatory instruction, first, to the legislature to provide for the general publicity of campaign funds before election, but as reported by the' revision: committee, provides for publicity "before and after." The vote on the adoption was 49 to 1. There was an extended debate on the proposition reported by the judiciary committee providing that no law shall be enacted in the state limiting the amount of damages to be recovered for causing the death or Injury of any per son. The question arose in regard to including passengers as well as em ployes and, after numerous speeches, it was amended to read: "Any contract or agreement to waive any right to re cover damages for death or Injury snail be void." FIRMIN ADMITTED TO BAIL IX TWO CASES Austin, Texas, Nov. 2. Judges Da vidson and McCord today granted Phillip Firmin. of Dallas, bail in each case In the sum of ?4000, judge Ramsey dissenting. Firmin shot and killed A. B. Puckett and Wallace Anderson on a "Katy" troop train near Abbbt. Ram sey admitted that Firmin was entitled to bail, but said the case should be re manded to Hill county and decided on the evidence. PIONEER TEXAN DIES. Cleburne, Texas, Nov. 2. D. R. Jack son, aged S4, a resident of Johnson county for 55 years, died here late last night. He took a prominent part in Texas affairs in the pioneer days. (the backbone of the strike by calling to the colors the railway employes as roisc-rvists. -'-.The Socialist "bitterly criticized him. but. after a brilliant debate in -the chamber of deputies. Briand repcivefl cxniPision nf rnnfiilpnA ' The lesignations, however, were the direct ivult of these bitter attacks. Dis sensions developed at a meeting of the ministry and Briand announced that new and serious problems had grown out of the labor trouble and must be met by the united ministry. This afternoon president Fallieres asked premier Briand to form a new ministry and the latter has accepted. M Millerand, minister of public works, posts and telegraps, j'and M. Vivana, minister of labor, dissented from Briand's program and.thelr retire ment is likely to be permanent. For eign minister Pichon, minister of com merce DuPuy, minister of war Brun and minister of the navy Lapeyrere prob ably will remain, .in the new cabinet. When They Participate in Chicago Strike Riots, They Will Be Locked Up. POLICE TO TREAT ALL WOMEN ALIKE Chicago. 111., Nov. 2. Chief of police Steward declared today that club women, settlement workers and col lege girls who have donned the garb of workers, will be treated exactly like any striker. "Their engraved visiting cards.'Mie declared, "do not impress me In the least." "Society women and social workers who hope to intimidate the police are on the wrong track," he said. "If they are disorderly they will be arrested. ' It is .said to be one of the purposes i or these society pickets- to submit to j arrest in order to discredit the police, whom they accuse of brutality, by prov ing their own innocence of infringing the law. The chief's declaration followed statements this morning from soe'ety womjen arrested Yesterday, who de clared that their cards secured then release. Miss Mi Franklin, one of the volun teer pickets, is indignant because of J the manner in which she was treated by the police yesterday. "I know, I know, they would rot have let me go if I had not presented my card," said Miss Franklin. '"They seemed to think that-"I was a particu larly dangerous character. Perhaps I would have been a good plan to let them take me to jail and just prove to them how little legal foundation they have to stand on." v Promises from well-to-do women to open their homes to destitute strikers, volunteers for picket service from among women well known as social and club leaders and pledges of any assistance within their power from j many other women have been received by Mrs. Raymond Robins, president of the woman's Trade Union league. Striking girls, club women and lead- - ers m Hie n uiaen s j.jxuc """ leaguemet ( at a breakfast today to discuss the striKe. f Demonstrations by strikers were re sumed today. Several hundred congre gated at West Jackson boulevard and Green street and claim they have gain ed many recruits from the workers. The crowd with the recruits next moved on to a shop on "West Madison street. Club women and- settlement workers who did their be3t to -conceal 'their identity, were among the striker. Xo disorder occurred. I Fifteen persons were persuaded to quit work in the small shop of Cohen & Co., on North Ashland avenue. A mob' of 100 strikers then stoned the build ing and one man was, arrested. NEW YORK: STRIKE MAT BE SETTLED New York. . T.. Nov. 2. The throat of a general strike of all drivers, teamsters and men in allied occupa tions hung over the city today as a result of the failure of the express companies and their striking employes to come to terms. No general strike order is expected, however, pending the formal presenta tion today cf the men's demands and efforts' are being made by governor Fort, of New Jersey, mayor Gaynor, cf New Tork, and mayor Wietpenn, of Jersey City, to bring the representa tives of the companies and the men to gether. The stri'-ce appears to have neared a settlement this afternoon, as mayor Gaynor atnounces that the strikers have agreed to arbitrate. If the con sent of tie express company, now being sought by mayor Gaynor. Is secured, the men will return to work pending arbitration. Arbitration, if accepted, will be un dertaken by a board to be selected by a conciliation committee of the National Civic Federation. UNIONS CAUSE ARREST OF -LOS ANGELES TIMES PUBLISHERS Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 2. General H. G. Otis, general manager, and Harry Chandler, assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Times, were arrested for the second time yesterday on a' warrant sworn to in San Francisco charging criminal libel. The charges grew out of an article to which labor leaders have taken ex ception. Gen. Otis and Mr. Chandler were arrested a few weeks ago but the charge was dismissed on a technical error. The second charge was sworn to by Andrew Gallagher, of San Fran cisco. As soon as arrested, habeas corpus proceedings were instituted and Gen. Otis and Mr. Chandler, were released from custody. ORIENT COMPLETE TO DEL RIO IN TWO YEARS Fort Worth. Tex., Nov. 2. E. Dickin son, rice president of the Kansas City, Mexico anci Orient railroad, accom panied by Frederick Hurdle and Frank Adler, -London capitalists, passed through en route to the Pecos valley, where they will inspect the country with a view to large purchases. Dickinson rapped the state legisla ture for being unfriendly to the rail roads. He said the link between San Angelo and Del Rio would be completed in a little over a year. OHIO BANK Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 2. Robbers early today blew open the safe of the Merchant and Farmers' bank at IIIlHard. 10 miles west of Columbus, and took between $SG00 and $10,000 In koIJ and currency. After the robbery the men cntere d the Htable of Dr. R. K. Francis, a vet inary, took a horse and buggy, cut all other harness so they could uot be fol lowed, and rode away. if . rr . - -j Dan Patch Pss ; yV W vv mwwwwJifc tt ?T j T " "" vfe!!Zl? liTWjftA-3 JWZ EmmmimmmmmmmmmmSm-m Dan Patch has lowered the wcrld's record 14 times. Dan has racad-54 miles and was never beaten. Dan's records have never been equaled by the combined miles of all trotters and pacers that have ever lived. Mr. Sav age, the owner, paid $60,000 and has refused ?1S0,000 for Dan Patch. Minor Heir was the only horse to pace a mile under two minutes in 1909. He went in 1:59 1-4 at Phoe nix. In 1910 Minor Heir has paced and' won eight races at an average speed of 2:00 1-4, a quarter of a second lower than the world's race record "existing at the beg'inning of the season. Heagewood Boy paced a mile 'in 2:01 at Galesburg, , and together with Lady JMaud C. holds the world's team record of .2:02 3-1 - Lady -Maud C. holds the world's three heat race record and has this year three times lowered the world's race record for mares over a half mile track. ' -i George Gano was the champion money winner of 1909 and this year has 'beaten Minor Heir once and the Chitwood relatives several times. Daoi Patch and His Roval f Companions Now on the 'Fair Grounds. EL PASO is host to the five fastest and most famous horses in the world. The Dan Patch private palace car arrived on the Sunset Lim ited Wednesday morning. It was im mediately switched to the fair grounds and before 9 o'clock the champion, Minor Heir, Hedgewood Bay, George Gano, Lady Maud C. and two other members of the Savage stable were in stalled in their specially prepared quar ters. Harry Hersey looked the champions, over immediately after their arrival and found them all in fine condition. Naturally they are a little tired after I their 1100 mile- ride, but rest today and tomorrow will put each of them in fine fettle for Friday's exhibition and race, which is expected to lower a world's record and definitely settle the claims of the various horses to the world's half mile track champion ship. Friday is Dan Patch uay and interest in its events will be Increased now that the famous speed merchants are really on the ground. A special exhi bition stall is being built for Dan Patch and he will be ready to receive visitors and old friends all day Friday. In the afternoon from 1 to 3 he will hold a reception for the women and children. About 4 o'clock Dan will give an exhibition in front of the grandstand prior to the race in which' the other four champions will start in an effort to make the fastest race ever wit nessed on any half mile track in the world. ' y 4 .. ALLEGED RAILROAD GRAFTERS ARE HELD. Chicago. 111., Nov. 2. Franlc B. Harriman, Charles L. Ewing and John M. Taylor, former of ficials of the Illinois Central railroad, whose hearing on charges of grafting has occu pied several weeks, were held to the grand jury today. 4- 4- 4" 4- 4- 4- f 4-4'4-4'4'4-4-4'4"fr ' IS ROBBED STAR PACING 0 FI TH $ PROGRAM FOR THURSDAY. $ 10 a. m. Massed band con- O- cert on the colonnade. & 10:30 a. m. Second annual meeting of the Southwestern - Editorial association. & 12 m. Band concert in fair - grounds grove. & 2:30 p. m. Third day of Great Western circuit race meeting. - O 3 p. m. Judging and award- - I ing In the fruit cake contest. 4 p m. Free vaudeville in - front of the grandstands. ' & 4:30 p. m. Balloon ascension - from tae infield. N -O- 4:30 p. m. Opening game of the polo tournament. 8 p. m. Os-Aple parade in - the hippodrome. 9 to 11 p. m. Carnival on the & Overland Trail. " For the third time chief Os-Aple, of the Saxen tribe of Mount Franklin In dians will descend on the city Thurs day evening with his retinue of tribes men. For the first time the chief who rules over the domain of the south west will be accompanied by 'his squaw, Sapelo not S-ipolio. The Van Patton tribe of Matechinos mdians from Las Cruces will act as an escort 1 to the chief. I iie X' oil iis iruups auu ua.nu " rtit. T .. Tk1 2 A..AA -. am.3 Vhn.t1 11. ill I annonr in Hif nairpanf in linnor o tha old chief? on the fair grounds Thurs- dav eveninir. Much red fire will be j consumed in celebrating his annual pilgrimage from the mountains. In addition to the Indians and the Fort Bliss soldiers, the parade will I consist of the decorated autos v and commercial floats. The parade will start promptly at S and will pass in review twice in front of the grand stand inside the hippodrome. El Paso Day Today. Celebrating El Paso day, the largest crowd of the week attended the fair Wednesday. The banks were closed all COMBfNATiOM jc?&i 4Tti3tf :VA?i day, the stores closed in tne afternoon and all of the factories and shops shut down to allow the employes to assist in celebrating" the annual El Paso and Texas day at the El Paso Fair and Ex position. Band concerts, relay races, with cow punchers participating, a base ball game, free vaudeville in front or the grandstand, a balloon ascen- J sion and the second day of the Great Western Circuit race meeting, all these and more, were arranged for the en tertainment of the visitors. The dog I show opened at 10 a. m. and is prov ing one of the most popular attrac tions at the fair grounds. The poultry show continues to draw" crowds, while the merchants and manufactures building, horticultural and agricultural hall, the livestock de partment and all of the other exhibits at the fair have their attraction for the crowds. Wednesday night, El Paso night, will be celebrated along the Overland Trail, where the amusement features are lo cated. Judging and awarding of prizes is now being done In all of the depart ments and the marked prize winners have made the various exhibits have (Continued on Page 2.) PORTUGAL THREA fENED WITH ANOTHER REVOLT Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 2. The new republic of Portugal i threatened with a military revolution. The second and fifth regiment today address ed a Round Robin"' to provisional president Brairn, declaring that they are prepared for an insurrection if they are not granted the promised promotions and pensions for helping to overthrow the monarchy. " The government probably will yield. ALL QXTIt IN SPAIN. 3Indrid. Spain, Nov. 2. Rumors of revolutionary outbreak In Spain, particularly In Barcelona, are without foendatiou. Calm is reported throughout the country. United States Clips Off Time by Taking the Work Into Its Own Hands. CONFIRMATION IS RECEIVED Contractors Might Have De layed the Work Consider ably, Engineers Say. The Elephant Butte dam will 'ba completed in four years, a year sooner than originally expected, engineers de clare. This is due to the government's de cision to complete it by force account. Official confirmation of the tele gram announcing the plan of the gov ernment to complete the dam in this manner, was received by W. M. Reed, district engineer of the reclamation service- Monday morning In a letter from the secretary of the interior. The change in plans will result in the dam being completed in a year less than the time ir was figured it would take if the work were done by contract, and it Is possible that the dam will be a completed project in four years. Work on the- canals, which will supply the adjoining lands with water for irrigation, will be fin ished simultaneously with the com pletion of the dam, so there will be no delay in supplying water for irri gation. New Plan Mock Better. Speaking of the, determination o the government to complete the pro ject by force account, which means merely that TJncle Sam personally will be on ther job, Mr. Reed, the districc engineer, says: "We figured that if a contractor un dertook the job -without taking Into consideration the many difficulties which maybe met, such as high wa ter, eta, he might get 'pinched on the contract, while if conditions were favorable, with no difficulties, the contractor would make an undue profit. With the job in the hands of the government, however, such diffi culties as I have spoken of -would be no loss to the government and under favorable conditions the government would be able to save money on the proposition." , Railroad to Das. The Santa Fe railroad will be able to build the branch line from the main line between Cutter and Engle to tho site of the Elephan Butte dam in 20 days after it has been notified by the government that the grading has been j completed, according to F. E. Suia- xucia, uytfriiiieiaaent or. zne tio tirande division, who Is in El Paso in com pany with J. M. Kurn, superintendent of the western grand, division. "The government is grading the sid ings at the point where the branch will Nleave the main line," said Mr. Sum mers. "As soon as they notify us that we can come in and begin laying track; we will do so. If there is any rush for the completion of the line, we can build it in 20 days with ease, though it there is no "hurry for its completion wa will take more time." DEMOCRATS AND THEIR ATTITUDE ON THE TARIFF Joplin, Mo., Nov. 2. Sharply criticis ing Democratlo senators from south ern states for their attitude In the de bates on the Palne-Aldrich law as con trasted with their repudiation of the measure later, Charles NagaL secre tary of commerce and labor, spoke here last night at a Republican rally. "While the bill was in process of construction." he said, 'those southern senators and representatives objected most strenuously o a reduction of du ties on products of their states. When the measure was finally completed ana they knew it was In no danger of de feat, they resumed -their Xtemocratic clothing and voted against ft ' 4. RAILROADS INDICTED -fr FOR DISCRIMINATION. - 4 Toledo, O.. Nov. 2. Twenty- eight indictments against the 4" 4" Hocking Valley railroad and S nine against the Sandy Creek J- Coal company were returned 4" 4 this morning by the federal 4 41 grand jury, charging discrimin- 4 ations In freight rates. 4 4,220.127.116.11.4.4.4. .j, 18.104.22.168.4.4.4. 4, NOTED WAR WRiTER DIES. London, England, Nov. 2. Moltn Prior, a war correspondent tind, art st. vrho saw some 24 campaigns and revo lutions, died today.