El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Monday, June 9, 1913 Page: 1 of 12
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EL PASO HERALD
Fair Tonight and Tuesday.
EL PASO TEXAS
Jwe 9 1913 12 Page
Grand Jury Recommends
That City Refuse to Lay
Any More "Petrolithic."
BE MADE AT ONCE
THERE must be no more petrolithic
pavement put down on the streets
of El Paso if the recommenda-
tions of the grand jury are carried out.
These were submitted in a report to
judge Dan M. Jackson of the 34th dis-
trict court Monday at noon. The grand
jury censures in no uncertain terms the
department of the city responsible for
the confusion in and lack of cooperation
between paving contracts and bonds and
inadequacy in amounts of the latter.
In makinc its report on street pave-
ments in EI Paso the grand jury says
that it was done because of the many
complaints that have reached it.
"El Paso has many splendid streets
and some that are verv poor and un-
satisfactory and we find the principal
cause contributing to the poor pavement
of streets complained of to be either lack
oi proper and explicit specifications cover-
ing workmanship and materials or lack
of rigid inspection of materials and
v orkmanship during process of construc-
tion or both" says the report.
"We recommend that the city have
prepared standard specifications cover-
ing fullv and completely in detail all
materials and workmanshin entering into i
tne construction of permanent pave-
ments and that said specifications be
so drawn as to permit open and free
competition among experienced paving
! lder. and in this connection it seems
Mrnble that the specifications should
provide for a pavement of a minimum
u iht v equal to best asphalt-macadam
laid in the city. Specifications should
also provide for one or more pavements
of better quality to meet heaw traffic
conditions thus giving the citizens a
( hoice of pavements of clearly demon-
"Exploit Property Owners."
"Hiie operation of that portion of the
law creating what is known as the 're-
volving fund' that permits a paving
company to exploit and contract direct
v ith property owners appears to us to
be opposed to public policy and true
ever the city shall establish definitely
thv character and aaalitv-vif navements
' -: zzzj -
to be put down and diligently enforces
the specifications. '
"Some of the streets emiiplnimd of arc j
in such a state ot deterioration taat j
nothing short of a complete rebuOdngj
can ever make them acceptable or bring
them within the operation of the con-
tracts under which they were built and
the maintenance bonds covering their
period of guarantee.
Order Repair at Once.
"We recommend that the city order
immediate repair or reconstruction of all
streets needing such attention and that
careful and complete inspection of and
report on all paved streets be made at
regular stated intervals and that such
report of inspection be made a public
record in the office of the city engineer.
Ye believe these inspections should be
made at intervals not exceeding two
"W e have examined a number of eon-
tracts together with construction and
maintenance bonds and find insofar as
the contracts are concerned that the city
liaa rai-Ml iAlf nlpmrT mwH and
the right and authority under such con- I
tect itself and the property owners to
the extent that immediate repairs or re-
construction can at any time within the
period of guarantee be ordered and if
such orders are not promptly complied
with the city further has the authority
under such contracts to do the work it-
self and assess the cost within the limits
of maintenance bonds against the con-
tractors. Doubt as to Bonds.
"We find in some cases such confu-
sion in. and lack of cooperation between.
rontracts and bonds as to create in our
minds doubt as to the enforcement of
such bonds and moreover in some cases
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SPECIAL TRAIN TO
TAKE EL PASOANS TO PHOENIX FAIR
FOLLOW AUTO RACE
SPECIAL train to carry El Paso
automobile enthusiasts to the
Phoenix fair to arrive there
simultaneously with the racing auto-
mobilists from El Paso is the plan of
R H. Rinehart chairman of the com-
mittee on arrangements for the race.
Mr Rinehart is satisfied that at least
100 El Pasoans would want to make
the trip to the fair on the special train
and it would be no trouble to secure a
special train for this number of peo-
ple According to tentative plans the
train a solid Pullman would leave El
Paso immediately following the de-
parture of the automobile racers at
midnight. It would run over the El
Paso and Southwestern road direct to
Douglas where the excursionists would
be able to greet the racers on their ar-
nal next day. The train would then
go to Bisbeje and again meet the auto-
mobilists. Then it would run over to
Tombstone to meet them there and
AX FALLS ON
IN WEATHER BUREAU
WASHDfGTOK D. C June 9. The official ax fell again in the weathei!
bureau today for the third time since Willis L. Moore himself was re-
cently deposed as chief because of his activity in trying to become
secretary of agriculture. Secretary Houston today suspended pending further in-
vestigation J. barren Smith professor of meteorology Columbus Ohio; Henry
B Hersey general inspector Milwaukee; Roswitte E. Pollock section director
Trenton Jf. J- and Norman P Conger general inspector Detroit Mien.
Coldest Weather in History
For June Is Recorded in
GREAT LAKES TO
HAVE FROST TONIGHT
ASHINGTON D. C June 9.
The coldest weather ever re-
corded during Jane in the mid
dle Atlantic and New England states
the Ohio valley and tne great lakes re-
gion was reported today to the weather
bureau. The gulf states are the only
territory east of the Rockies to escape
an unseasonable drop.
Frosts are predicted for tonight in
the great lakes region the upper Ohio
alley the North Atlantic states and
the mountain districts of the middle
Many places in Pennsylvania report-
ed frost this morning.
The minimum temperature in Phila-
delphia was 47 degrees within one de-
gree of the lowest ever recorded in
June br the weather bureau. Fortv de
grees was registered in some parts of
the interior of the state.
ALLIES DELAY WORK
ON PEACE PROGRAM
mHie4 QHtlH Wilt Be Referred
to Balkan Nation BalgariaBs Be-
lieve War Ih Imminent.
London Eng. June S. The final
session of tne peace conference be-
tween the delegates of the Balkan al-
lies and those of Turkey was held to-
day at St. James palace and ended
without anything being decided as to
the exchange of prisoners or other
matters. The delegates agreed to sub-
mit all outstanding questions to their
Each Balkan delegate advised its
government to conclude a separate
convention with Turkey.
"War is almost inevitable between
the Balkan allies" according to a
Sofia dispatch which declares the so-
lution of the cabinet crisis must not
be looked for before June 12.
"Enormous excitement prevails.
Serv-ia is allowing the passage of no
Bulgarian messages. A drastic "state
of war' is observed. All houses must
close at 9 odock at nignt."
HUSBAND QUITS JAIL;
WIFE AND BABY HELD
vBrPflP&T WwfWB fWCQBC J L"LtF5H
Jwares Prfat Wiea Ills Wife
Calls to See !-
1gl flAAi (Viaaa H1i ha lnfMt
b-j-- in ner a- was detained by the
Juarez police for three hours Sunday
because her husband walked out of the
police station and railed to return.
Cooper had been arrested in the morn-
ing and his wife went to see him.
While they were talking in the office
he walked out and disappeared. The
woman and babe remained behind and
while the authorities claim that she
could have gone at any time that she
desired yet it is claimed that she was
American consul Thomas D. Edwards
being advised that the woman was be-
ing held found mayor Jose J. Flores
and together they went to the station
but as they approached it Mrs. Cooper
came out the door and the officials told
the mayor that they had not detained
her. Cooper has not been seen since.
$500000 STADIUM TO
DEDICA TEDB Y EMPEROR
ERLIN GERMANY June S. Di-Ium
-t of it ia vAMin.- attir. i
Berlin today has burst forth in
even more festive costume in celebra-
tion of the beginning of many days'
of celebration of the twenty-fifth an-
niversary of emperor William's reign.
Many athletic events are scheduled to
take place in the great Olympic stad-
from Tombstone the run would be to
Tucson where the racers would again
be met. From Tucson the train would
run over the S. P. direct to Phoenix
where the El Pasoans would be able to
greet the racers on arrival at the v end
of their journey at the fair grounds.
As hotels at Phoenix may be crowded
for the fair this is generally the case
the special Pullmans could be re-
tained for the El Pasoans while they
are in the Arizona capital. This was
done by the San Diego people a year
The trip would not be expensive and
it would be a good vacation for El
Pasoans and would afford the automo-
bile enthusiasts a chance to see the
racing cars as they could not see them
In any other way. 1
Arrangements will be made for the
EH Pasoans to take their wives. A car
or cars will be reserved for married
couples and there will also be stag cars
for the men want to make the trip. A
diner will be carried and the El Paso-
ans can use It while in Phoenix.
State May Regulate Rates
on Interstate Shipment if
ASHINGTON. D. C June 9.
The state of Minnesota won a
substantial victory in the su
preme court today when in the Min-
nesota state rate case justice Hughes
for the court held that tne rates of
the Minneapolis and St. Louis railroad
were confiscatory and unconstitutional
but that the rates of the Northern Pa-
cific and Great Northern were valid.
The decision was a victory for the
state on the interstate commerce
phases of the controversy and upon the
confiscatory features with the excep-
tion of the portion affecting the Min-
neapolis and St. Louis.
Justice Hughes said:
"1. The constitution gives congress
an authority at all times adequate to
secure the freedom of interstate com-
mercial intercourse from state control
and to provide effective regulation for
that intercourse as the national in-
terest may demand.
The commerce that is confined
within one state and does not affect
other states is reserved to the state.
This reservation is only of that power
which is consistent with the grant to
congress. The authority of congress
extends to every oart of interstate
commerce and to every instrumentality J
.Mseucy y wmen 11 is earned on;
and the full control by congress over
the subjects committed to its regula-
tion is pot to be thwarted by the com-
mingling of interstate and intrastate
The socalled "state rate" cases hare
presented to the supreme court one of
the momentous problems of the decade.
In general terms this group of cases
called upon the court to decide two
question?. One was whether the states
in passing maximum freight and 2-
cent passenger laws had unduly inter-
fered with interstate commerce. The
other was whether those laws con-
fiscated the property of the railroads
by requiring them to transact business
at a loss.
The group consisted of 4S cases.
All arose out of legislation enacted by
state legislatures about 107. or Just
after tho federal government had
pased the Hepburn rate law. The 45
cases concerned directly the laws in
six states. Missouri. Minnesota Ken
tucky Oregon. Arkansas and West
Virginia. Similar litigation arose in
Alabama Iowa Kansas. Nebraska.
Oklahoma and South Dakota. In all.
it was said that 7C suite in federal
courts depended upon the decision in
the 46 cases before tha supreme couft. .
Mtitl Kate Ifiorf Up.
The first of the 4$ cases to reach the
supreme court were the Missouri rate
cases. In Missouri the 18 railroads
crossing the state attacked in separate
suits the validity of state laws fixing
the maximum rate on freight and lim-
iting passenger fares to 2 cents a mile
judge McPherson. of the United States
circuit court for -western Missouri held
that the rates were confiscatory of the
railroads' property and therefore un-
constitutional but he declined to hold
that they interfered with interstate
commerce. Both the railroads and the
state appealed to the supreme court
bringing in all 36 Missouri cases. The
state protested that judge McPherson
should net have apportioned expenses
as between state and interstate busi-
ness on a revenue basis but rather on
a car mile or ton mile basis.
The Minnesota rate cases arose out
of suits by stockholders of the North-
ern Pacific the Great Northern and the
on the edge of Grunewald forest
which was erected at a cost of more
than $500000. and in which the Olympic
games are to be held in 1916. This
stadium is the second largest in the
There is an air of suppressed excite-
ment among many nrominent Germans.
I for it has been said that the kaiser
planned bestowing many titles and pre-
senting many orders and decorations.
It is also said that Andrew Carnegie
who is here to attend the celebration
will be presented with the insignia of
a high order.
Announcement of the fortunate win-
ner of the Nobel prize for peace is to
be made during the festivities and it
is said that kaiser Wilhelm expects
that he will be the recipient. If An-
drew Carnegie is decorated it will be
in recognition of his work in behalf of
international peace. It is asserted that
the kaiser regards himself as one of
the principal causes of the continued
peace that European nations have en-
Joyed. "Great armies and great navies
make for international peace" is the
If the decorations for the wedding
were elaborate the plans ftr the jubi-
lee are gorgeous. It is said that more
than $300000 has been spent in decor-
ating the streets alone.
The dedication of the Olympic stad-
ium yesterday opened the jubilee. The
climax of the festivities will be reached
on June 16. when the kings of Saxony
and Wurtemberg. the regent of Ba-
varia and other German monarchs will
congratulate the kaiser and be his
guests at a banquet.
More than 30000 athletes took part in
the games in the stadium yesterday.
The erection of the stadium -was
planned as far back as 1906. In that
year the German delegation to the
Olympio games at Athens when re-
turning on the Amphitrite. made their
first plana In November 1312 the
building was begun.
The national interest of the move-
ment lies in the training of the youth
of Germany so that they mav be ready
to protect the fatherland when called
FOR TUESDAY NIGHT
The concert program to be rendered
by the Second V S Cavalry band In
Cleveland square Tuesday evening
from 8 to 9.30 p. m. follows:
March King Bombardon English
Overture. .Raymond Thomas
Cornet solo Stabat Mater (Inflama-
Principal muscian Marvin.
Fantasia The Opera Mirror... Tobani
Band Goetz and Berlin
Selection The Quaker Girl . Monckton
Descriptive piece A Hunting Scene
.... . Bucalossi
vinalt Lead -Me to That Beautiful
Minneapolis and St. Lout "
against tne companies "'-"-."-;
from obeying the maximum freight and
2 cent passenger laws as "n"."-
tional. and against the sta te otttcMs
to enjoin them from enforcing the ilaws.
Judge Sanborn of the United States cir-
cuit court for Minnesota held the laws
unconstitutional of a n'jj0"?! ?:
ture. and that they burdened interstate
commerce The three suits were ap-
pealed to the supreme court. The con-
test over the interstate commerce
feature of the controversy was similar
to that in the Missouri cases.
The SaHbern Decision.
The Sanborn decision prevented the
state commission from exercising rate
regulation power except to a most mea-
gre extent; the business of regulating
rates now exercised jointly by the
states and the federal government
would be centered almost entirely in
Washington according to this order.
The decision of judge Sanborn in ac-
cordance with exhaustive findings of a
special master was that the acts of the
legislature of Minnesota of April 4
1901. reducing passenger fares 33 l-
percent and of April 18. 1907. reducing
commodity rates in the state about .37
percent and an order of the Minnesota
railroad and warehouse commission of
September C. 190C. reducing the general
merchandise rate in the state 20 to 2
percent and another order of May 3.
1907 reducing rate within the state to
distributing points "by their natural
and necessary effect substantially bur-
den and directlv regulate intrastate
commerce create undue and unjust dis-
criminations between localities in Min-
nesota and those in adjoining states
violate the commercial clauee of the
constitution and are void "
DoetrincH Laid IJevvn.
In the course of the opinion this doc-
trine was laid down:
"The nation may regulate intei state
fares and rates and all interstate com-
merce. To the extent that it does not sub-
stantially burden or regulate inter-
state commerce a state may regulate
intrastate commerce and the fares and
rates within its borders but no fur-
ther. It may enforce regulations of
intrastate commerce and its fares and
rates which only incidentlly or re-
motely affect interstate commerce. But
state laws orders and regulations con-
cerning intrastate commerce or the
fares or rates therein which substan-
tially burden or regulate interstate
commerce or the fares or rates there-
in are beyond the powers of the state
unconstitutional and void."
The court laid down the doctrine
that 7 percent per annum was a fair
return in Minnesota on the value of
the property used. It also held that
the cost of reproduction anew of the
Minnesota properties "is more persua-
sive evidence of value" than the
market value of stocks and bonds or
the original cost.
In the Missouri cases however the
state and the railroads had agreed upon
the valuation of the railroads upon
which the precentage of income from
rates was to be figured. No such agree-
ment was reached in the Minnesota
cases and a bitter contest arose over
the holding of judge Sanborn that the
fair valuation of a railroad property
was its "cost of reproduction new."
The Kentucky rate case arose over
state rates on grain from Ohio river
points to inland distillery cities. Un-
like the Missouri and Minnesota eases
it did not embrace a claim of confis-
cation Points raised were that the
rates laid an improper burden upon
interstate commerce and that the He-
Chord act. authorizing the state rail-
road commission to fix reasonable rates
was unconstitutional. Judges Warring-
ton. Denison and Sanford. of the United
States circuit court for eastern Ken-
tucky upheld the McChord act and the
rates in question.
In t)i nAffnn i rm iiliilm n il
that there was an interference with in-
terstate commerce. Tb Oregon Ball-
road and Navigation company claimed
that the state railroad com-
mission in reducing the state
freight rates from Portland to eastern
Oregon cities effected a reduction of
interstate rates to those cities be-
cause the state rates were used as a
basis for the interstate rates. A sim-
ilar claim was made by the Southern
Pacific company as to rates along its
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HAS $500000 FIRE
Springfield. Mo. June 9. Fire which
started in the basement of a department
store here early this morning got be-
yond the control of the firemen because
or low water pressure. Fifteen build-
ings soon were destroyed with all their
Before noon the fire was extinguished
and the loss was estimated at 1500000.
GENERAL RAINS FALL
OVER PECOS VALLEY
Pecos. Tex . June 9 General soak In i?
--LnS k" esterda a.nd this morning j
S5itfetH?SSL2S.t 2.!S. Imi
proving the prospects for farmers and
ranchmen. The rain came between
cuttings of alfalfa. It will be a big
benefit to new seeding.
RELATIVE OF GEN". BATES
M -RRIKD IX SILVER CITY
Silver Citv. N. M Juno " 9
Ralph Todd Kellogg formerly of
Cincinnati Ohio but for several years
a resident of Silver City and Matilda
Eno were united in marriage Frlday
afternoon in the Lee Memorial chapel
of the Cottage sanatorium Francis
Ward Carroll chaplain of the sanator-
ium officiateing. The chapel was
crowded with friencs of the couple.
The bride is a sister of Mrs. Wayne
MacVea"h Wilson and her uncle is
lieutenant general John C. Bates. IT. S.
A. retired who was present. Her
grandfather was attorney general in
the cabinet of president Lincoln. Af-
ter the ceremony a luncheon was en-
joyed and the bride and groom left for
California on a bridal trip.
EI A. Wayne manager of the Mogol-
lons Mine company who has been her.
for several days has left for the Mo-
gollons. He reports mining conditions
COLORADO COIRT SUSTAINS
Denver Colo.. June 9. Commission
government in Pueblo was sustained by
the Colorado supreme court in an opin-
ion handed down today by chief justice
Musser and concurred in by all members
of the court except just:ce White who
dissented and justice Hill who is ab-
sent from the state.
Th court sustained the findings of
the lower court. The case involved the
validity of commission government in
Pueblo and other Colorado cities that
have adopted it.
.MINER TT.VCKBD BY DOG
WHICH SIvLNIv HAD BITTEN
Wickenburg Ariz.. June 9. Hudson
B. Weber a mining man living near
Bouse has gone to Chicago to receive
the Pasteur treatment. He was re-
cently bitten by his camp dog which
afterward developed rabies and was
killed. It is believed that the dog was
bitten by a hydrophobia skunk. A small
wound had been noticed on his leg.
1. Where was the murderer going
when he was captured?
2. What word used daily In
national affairs can you make from
the letters In the following words:
3. If a woman stands behind a
tree how does the tree stand?
4. Take away the first letter of a
word and leave something people do
to the first word.
6. What ship do bonding com-
panies embark on?
Answers will ne found under
their appropriate numbers scattered
through the Classified Advertising
Senator Eeed Says Missou-
rian Urged Tariff on Su-
gar to Aid Mule Trade.
SEEK INFLUENCE BY
ASHINGTON. D. C. June 9.
The senate's lobby hunt
plunged into its second week
today. Less than a dozen senators re-
mained to be examined before the com
mittee took up another trail and began
calling a score or more of iscri men-
tioned in the testimony of senators as
being on one side or the other of the
free sugar fight or for being attorneys
for special representatives in Washing-
ton. Senator Sutherland the first witness
told the committee he owned 200 shares
in the Utah-Idaho Sugar company
worth 17.85 a share and SO shares in
the Amalgamated Sugar company
worth f 100 a share. He had no interest
in wool but declared be had voted and
would vote for a reasonable duty on
sugar and wool Any other course on
his part he said would be nothing
more than "h pocritical affectation."
Keed'H Interest iet Affeeted.
Senator Reed said he had no nersonal
connections affected by the tariff. He
did not know any lobbyist: had not been
subject to any attempts at influence
and knew nothipg of improper use of
money but was certain that a new sys-
tem of attempting to influence legisla-
tion had risen in this country. He told
the -mmittee about telegrams from
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... u.0 m m. .
"Please vote for a duty on sugar it
is very necessary to preserve the mule
industry in Missouri.
"It is plain to me that sugar planters
were seekiv? to influence the men from
whom they bought mules." said he.
"Judging from these circumstances and
others I believe there Is a system
growing up by -which attempts are
made to reach representatives or sena-
tors by indirect methods."
Senators Not Influenced.
"How many senators of the 70 you
have heard testify here do you think
have been improperly influenced?"
asked senator Nelson.
"None- replied senator Reed.
"Ton think senators have so far been
imn-une in the serious infection of the
"I think for many years the ma-
jority m congress may have been in-
fluenced by argument by selfish in-
terests and that many senators have
txen influi need by them. That was
when the lobby flourished in Wash-
ington like a "Green Bay tree.
1 1"C e
'The country doesn't need any pro-
! Sessional lobbyists
HetteveH in Free See-. .
"I do believe in free speech. I be
lieve in the risht if a litigant !n court
to come himself or send his attorney
and make his showing and then go
feome and not stay and try to feet pri-
vate conferences with members of the
court. It is a very nnnieaccr t thing
when congress is in session that in-
terests scrd representatives to the cap-
ital open headquarters employ cler':s
and fasten themselves here like bar-
nacles. Lobbying is the business of
changing votes. The men who copw
hre all want to get something by vi-
tue of law or maintain an advantage
they have got."
Bank&ead In s Witney.
Senator B&nkhcad said he had served
26 years in congress had heard of
lobbies but never saw one. He did not
agree that running headquarters
here to influence legislation was to bo
S.nator Walsh said he had small in-
terests in coal copper and zinc mines
and citrus fruit lands in Florida. Mon-
tana he said was itally interested in
the tariff on sugar and wool.
"We expected a great reduction." he
said "a very substantial one on wool
and snsar but we did confidently ex
pct th ' 'y &.-
String on the Free L.ht
Revising their policy again. Demo-
cratic leaders in the senate have de-
cided to put a countervailing duty on
import of livestock and grains fresh
meats flour and other grain products
These agricultural products are to be
classed in the free il-t. in accordance
with the recent decision after a con-
ference with president Wilson but they
will be free listed with a string to
A countervailing duty means that the
United States will charge on imports
of cattle sheep hogs wheat flour and
such products a duty compensatory to
any duty they may be charged by an-
other country against America on her
exports of the same commodities. This
decision has been reached In the senate
finance sub-committee after repeated
conferences with other members of the
finance committee and Democratic sen-
ators particularlv interested in agricul-
tural raw material and products.
By the countervailing duty the com-
mittee believe they will satisfy every-
body farmers millers and manufac-
turers. KILLS CHILDREN;
ENDS OWN LIFE
After KHHbr Tw Children and At-
tmpilHs the'Llfe of a Third Iowa
Farmer Tmm Gh on llimnelf.
Marshalltown Iowa. June 9. Ben-
. jamin Kinsely aged 40 a farmer liv-
ing near Beaman. in Grundy county
last night shot and instantly kllle-l
two of his children attempted to kill
a third and then committed suicide
by blowing off the top of his own heai
News of the tragedy reached here to-
day. Knisely first killed his four year
old son with a shot gun. Then he
turned on - 14 year old daughter
tearing off her arm as she ran inte
the house. A shot through her back
killed her install! y. The man next
fired on his 16 year old daughter and
missing her. he turned the gun on
himself. His first shot through his
own breast failed to kill and KniseiV
deliberately blew the top of his head
Mrs. Knisely was at home but the
husband mdae no attempt on her life.
He is supposed to have been insane.
CONTROLICR ISSUES C LL
FOR H V.VK STATKMFTS
Washington. D. C. June 9 The con-
troler of the currency today issued a
call for the condition of all national
banks of the United States at the close
of business on Wednesday. June 4.
CALL FOR STATU H()M)S ISSUED.
Austin Tex.. June 9. The state de-
partment of insurance and banking to-
day issued a call to the 780 state
banks and trust companies doing busi-
ness in Texas for a statement of their
financial condition at the close of
business on June 4. The banks are
given 10 da s in which to file these
statements There hate been 17 new
banks org-ni7ed since the last call was
made on -Xfril 4
Spurious Mexican Money Is
Said to Have Been Depos-
ited in Local Banks.
TWO MEN ARE HELD
BY THE DECTECTIVES
A COUNTERFEITING nroiect In-
volving the placing in circula- I
tl in -. bama. i
thing like $1000000 in spurious Mex-
ican bills of the Banco Nacional de
Mexico have been brought to an ab-
rupt end in El Paso in the belief of the
Early Sunday morning Alejandro
Trujillo and J. M. Montana. Jr were
arrested at the room occupied by the
two men. in the 1300 block on Third
street where the detectives say they
had been staying for some time.
When arrested the men had bank
books of the State National bank and
Kl Paso Bank and Trust company
showing deposits made by them total-
ing 2260 pesos. All the deposits made
by the men. the oetectires say. were
with S100 Mexican bills. Montano. jr.
had 1360 pesos to his credit while his
companion had 900. The deposits as
shown by the bank books were made
At the El Paso Bank and Trust com-
k ana irust com-
itiv mh . .i9t th.t .11
the money deposited bv the two men
there was good money. At the State
National hank aaaiatant raahier T J.
Cilohrlat M that th. nf th bills
deposited in that bank were spurious.
m . .. - . .
ine iwu men u-ptm lie fsw id m-
Mexican bank bills at the American
Trust and Savings bank it was stated
at the bank Monday morning. The
money is declared to have been spuri-
ous. Monday afternoon the two prisoners
were turned over to the federal court
Montano and Trujillo were held by
United States commissioner G. B. Oli-
ver Monday afternoon to the federal
grand jury and their bonds . fixed at
$1500. They were unable to give the
bonds and were sent to jail-
In the opinion of the city detectives
a plan to circulate $100 counterfeit
Mexican bills in EI Paso was part of
a scheme to have the money placed in
circulation throughout the country
especially Los Angeles. CaL
Bill Cleverly Made.
The bill itself it is claimed is a work
of art. El Paso banks it is said have
readily .accepted them when presented
for deposit. On the face of the bill are
two figures. The fig-ue of a woman is
on the right side tpheld in her hand
is a sword.
The only thing wrong with this fig-
ure is the fact that thetoes-on the right
foot are missing. On the genuine bill
the toes on this foot can be readily
distinguished with the naked eye. On
the left side of the bill is the bust
of a woman. Around her neck is a
string of pearls. The pearls with the
spurious bill cannot be distinguished.
while on the genuine one. they can
it is stated. Unless one noticed the
bill carefully it would be accepted for
the genuine article.
Army I'aM With Bad BUta.
The plant of the counterfeiters the
detectives believe is located near Ma-
dera. Chihuahua in a canyon. That ex-
perts are employed in the manufacture
of the bill is evidenced by the bills
which have been placed in circulation.
Juarez officials think the spurious bills
have been manufactured in El Paso.
Approximately 1.000000 pesos of
these bills the detectives believe have
been circulated in Mexico. Part of the
Mexican army the police say has been
paid with this money The fact that
the banks of Mexico have refused to
accept -3100 bills unless examined and
passed by an expert it is believed j
aniTe tne moaey 10 1 nuo ana puns
The plan of the men making this
money according to the detectives was
to deposit the bills in banks and then
U. S. BRINGS SUIT
AGAINST KODAK TRUST
UFFALO N. T. June 9. Dissolu
tion of the "Eastman Kodak
trust" was asked in a civil suit
filed here today by order of attorney
general McReynolds. The federal gov-
ernment asks the dissolution of the
Eastman Kodak company of New Jer-
sey ana the Eastman Kodak company
of New York which are charged with
monopolizing the trade in photographic
It ls the aim of the government to
obtain such a division of the assets of
the two companies controling 72 per-
cent of the business in the United
States into such parts as will destroy
the alleged monopoly and restore com
RAPID PROGRESS ON
H. HhWwIb Ct-etlM B-tttaeer.)
t-! -.-x .. sl. june 9
j Satisfactory progress is being
" made on the excavation for the
dam. All gangs are working three
shifts and a large area has been car-
ried to bedrock which is rapidly be-
ing prepared to receive concrete. A
few days' work at the upstream slope
will put that portion in shape for ex-
cavating the cut-off trench which will
be done by a channeling machine and
light blasting. On account of bedrock
being much lower than was anticipated
at the downstream toe. it became
necessary to Increase the width of the
cut at that point but this portion of
the work is being pushed and will
probably not retard the concreting.
La)lg F-a-hM Cree
Concreting was commenced June 3d
and has since continued without inter-
ruption The volume so far placed is
insignificant in quantity but very im-
portant structurally as it is used to
level up the deep holes and as this
has to be carefully poured and spaded
in order to fill the Interstices of the
rock and bond with the bedrock no
attempt has been made to hurry it. So
far only a small crew has been used on
concrete working only one shift per
day. but the other crews are constant
ly preparing additional areas and 'with'
in a few days the area on which ma
j sonry can be placed will be sufficiently
I large to enable a fair day's run to be
Kightr-four Feet Below River Bed.
Th. io K o fir unoooreil is er
isativfm.toQ prts.ntin; an unucuallj
Leader of "Reactionary"
Faction Reported Prepar-
ing For Campaign.
HAS MONEY AND BUYS
PHOENTX. ARIZ. June 9. Con-
servative or "Reactionary" Demo-
crats in Arizona are grooming
George A. Olney for governor. With
each passing day it becomes more cer-
tain that Olney will be practically the
only opponent of George W. P. Hunt
for the Democratic gubernatorial nom-
ination. Olney is the recognized leader of the
faction which governor Hunt and his
friends term the "reactionaries.'" His
political power became statewide last
summer when the reactionaries wrest-
ed control of the party council from the
Hunt element and elevated Olney to
the position of chairman.
Now Olney has begun carefully to
lay his wires for the governorship A
Phoenix newspaper is one of the weap-
ons that he has acquired to 'wage war
upon Hunt He has a large personal
fortune and is backed by friends who
have unlimited resources.
Friendly With Mtarisg Companies.
The principal charge which the Hunt
people are making against Olney and
i :r: :. LT !" rr -. .
mey nave own maaing it since ne oe-
I ame chairman of the council is that
I ls ?cepDlto.!hf ' interests. It
cannot be denied that he is on most
friendly terms with officials of the
I cPPr Queen and other large mining
Olney is a self-made man. He has
lived in Arizona something like 25
years and has spent most of his time
in Graham county. For several terms
he was sheriff and once he was sent
to the legislative council from Graham
That was when Arizona was a terri-
tory and had a council instead of a
senate. Most of his money was made in
cattle but he owns a store in Safford
and is a bank director in Safford Tuc-
son and Phoenix
Buys Interest In Payer.
Some months ago Olney acquired an
interest in the Arizona Democrat the
oldest Democratic paper in Phoenix
but a publication sadly in need of
financial backing. A few days ago he
took over a controling interest and
since then the Democrat is more rabid-
ly anti-Hunt than ever. John O. Dun-
bar the oldest and fieriest Democrat i
editor in Arizona has been displaced
for a newcomer of Olney's choice
Is Not a Speaker.
Oney's personality may be a great
handicap to him in realizing his ambi-
tion to be governor. He is small in
stature not at all impressive and can-
not make a speech. He realises that he
fs not another Daniel "Webster or
i Demosthenes and never tries to speak
Moever he is not a "mixer" and hi
friends are nearly all persons who ha
known him a long time
But Olney thinks that he can beat
Hunt and his friends are encouraging
him to "go to it."
Governor Hunt is almost certain to
be a candidate to succeed himself The
attacks upon his prison polity and up-
on his administration in general ha e
A number of Democrats have ex-
pressed a hope that representative Car!
Haden might be induced to return
from Washington announce himself as
a candidate for governor and heal the
breach m the party. But Hayden will
be too wise to make any such a moe
if there is a bitter fight on between
Olney and Hunt. Present prospects are
that there will be a struggle between
the "Conservative" and "Progressive"
Democrats that will make all past po-
litical struggles in Arizona mild in
to withdraw perfectly good money for
them. The money which has been
placed in the El Paso banks the de-
tectives say. has never been withdrawn
The men arrested are being held
pending further investigations.
petition. The petition in equity asks
for an injunction forbidding the fixin?
of re-sale prices of cameras films and
other patented photographic supplies
The following are named as defend-
ants. Eastman Kodak compar of
New Jersey. Eastman Kodak company .
of New York; George Eastman. Henrv
A. Strong. Walter S Hubbell and Frank:
S. Noble all of (Rochester N Y.
The Mil. filed by United States at-
torney O'Bryan. is the result of an ex-
tensive investigation of the "trust" by
James A Fowler assistant to the at-
torney general and Clark McKercher
special assistant attorney general. Mr
McKercher is in immediate charge of
.rough surface which is excellent bolt-
I for honi11n nj1 tn w l4l tv
lowest elevation so far reached is
about 4130 or S4 feet below the bottori
of old river bed. The bottom of th-
cut-off trench will be about 15 U -t
below this which will eHe a max -mum
height for the completed dam 1 1
about 300 feet
The concrete muin nl.inr i-iish.-
I elevators and screens which mere real
ly used last week for the firs. time as
a whole are giving splendid satisfai.-
tlon. Gravel is taken directly fr..-n
the excation to the upper railroad a- 1
dumped into the crusher throuca
which it passes. a4 is carried bv .-
elevators to the top of storape b.n-
passed through a large rotar scree i
which separates the sand from th.
gravel and broken stone It is ex-
pected that some 50.000 cubic yard i t
gravel and sand can thus be used di-
rectly as conen te aggregate from fi
excavation v thout rehandling
Wnrk at Qaarry.
Work at th. auarr was suspend. 1
several weeks ago in order to use
large a force as possible on the exca-
vation but with labo- conditions eas-
ier and concreting s'.rt. A it becam
necessary to resume rk at th
quarry which was don. ea-l in the
week. Practical ill the -nund ro. k
can be used no matte- hu Mze tr
smallest will be t ik. n to the ar d
cement plant the ner i.r.- r to the
crusher at the nuxincr pi n whl'e the
largest up to 4 cubic yards will be
in-hertrted in the concrete
E H Baldw n
Constmction Engi. r.
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