El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 2, Wednesday, January 12, 1910 Page: 1 of 26
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All tbe News
While It's Fresh.
Comparisons With a Few
Years Ago Show an In-
crease Fifteen Fold.
This Large Total Was De-
livered into El Paso Dur-
ing Year Just Closed.
The city 04 El Paso made a most
wonderful progress during the year
1909 and in no line of business -was that
progress and prosperity more pro-
nounced than with the railroads enter-
ing the city- "With the close of the
year the officials were brought to
realize the tremendous volume of busi-
ness done during 1909 the aggregate on
four roads being more than 470000 cars
handled through the railroad yards of
the city during that period. The totals
for 1908 ran about 425000 cars. A com-
parison by roads appears on page 32
and 33 of the annual review section.
Fourteen years ago last December The
Herald announced the largest railroad
business ever done In the city up to
that time the G. H. & S. A. having
handled a total of 7500 cars during the
month of November. In the month of
November 1903 the same road handled
20120 cars'In the city yards and a
comparison of the business done for the
entire year with the same months of
other years shows that the month of
N vember was not an exceptional
m-mtli but that the growth to that
grear number of cars handled has been
steady and that it is no uncommon
thing to have that number exceeded in
almost any calendar nJbntb.
During the same month of 1909 the
El Paso & Southwestern a road not in
existence 14 years age handled 13 983
cars in its El Paso yards. In 1908 the
El Paso & Southwestern handled 172-
322 cars through EI Paso and in 1909
handled 195232 cars.
The Santa Fe during November 1909
did a better business than In former
months of the year and the average
monthly "business for the year was more
than 1800 cars. The Santa Fo showed a
gain of 2774 cars the 1908 total being
19.906 and the 1909 total 22680 cars.
During the month of November 1909
the Texas & Pacific handled 3979 cars
exclusive of its Mexico business and
cattle shipments from this city. There
wars an increase of 2878 cars of El Paso
freight and 8012 of cattle and Mexican
The El Paso huslness done by the
Mexico National was nearly double that
This means that while the railroad
business done in El Paso for the month
of November 14 years ago might have
totaled 12000 cars that the total vol-
ume of business as indicated .by the
car reports of the road was increased
by nearly four times the number of
But mere numbers of cars will not
tell the tale of Increased growth and
railroad business for the city of El
Paso. Fourteen years ago the average
car was rated for from 20.000 to 30-
000 pounds or 15 or 20 tons while the
cars of today are rated for from 60000
to 100000 or from three to five times
as much capacity per car. The 7500
cars of fourteen years ago could have
hauled 112500 tons if loaded to what
was then considered the straining point
of a car. jg"he 7500 cars of today could
easily carry 375000 tons and .not be
loaded to the danger limit. "When the
difference in tonnage to the car is con-
sidered the Increase of business dur-
ing the 14 years figures not less than
15 fold. v
plans for fourstor y
Celebrating "nkyscraper day" tke plans for the nevr Roberts-Banner block
an tke corner of Mesa avenHe and St. Ti ouis street -were given to the contract-
This hBilding is to be four stories in height and is to "be entirely of re-
inforced concrete -vsrith plate glass front and modern fireproof construction.
The plans for the American National bank building -rrbich i to replace
the present home of this bank are also ready for Inspection and bids irill be
asked for on this skyscraper rrithin a few days.
The plans for both bHildlngs-Tfere drawn by JTrost & Trost who are .also
C plans for a bank building- at
bank of that city.
ITIA FORMS TO
ROUT ILLINOIS MOB
Vienna HIls. Jan. 12. 3Iobs formed Inst night to avenge the murder of
Allen Clark a rural mail carrier by three negroes on a passengerraiiincar
Xeff Barajldej Illshad not arrived at Vienna early this morning but a com-
pany of militia from Cairo is tonthe ground and no fear of a mob's violence
is now felt.
Several more companies are expected vtiiis morning and governor Dnneen
has given the con'adins: officer orders to prevent a lynching no Blatter
what the cost.
Are Preparing to Make De-
mands for Increase in
Wages It Is Believe.
OF LIVING URGED
Chicago 111. Jan. 12. Coal miners
throughout the United States are pre-
paring to enter upon the question of
wage3 after Jan- 20 and a demand for
increased pay is expected.
It mav cause a marked increase m
the present price of coal. The stand
taken bv the miners that they need
'higher wages Because of the increased
cost of living comes as a part of the
rpmoraJ movement of organized labor
begun by the switchmen and railroad J
The movement has already spread to
include practically all branches of rail-
Would Dictate to the Gov-
ernment in Many Matters
Denver Colo. Jan. 12. Many govern-
mental reforms are demanded In reso-
lutions which were laid before the Na-
tional Livestock association In conven-
Railroad rate legislation formed the
basis of the morning's discussion and
while the bill granting power to the
Interstate commerce commission to re-
new classifications annul changes m
regulation and Institute proceedings on
Its own motion as recommended by
president Taft was approved the as-
sociation opposed the appointment of
the interstate court.
Pinchot's administration of the forest)
reserves was endorsed and recommen-
dations made for a lease law governing
the use of public lands for grazing.
It was also voted to continue the
fight against free hides.
Today's speakers included S. H.
Cowan of Fort "Worth; James Callan.
president of the Cattle Raisers asso-
ciation of Texas and Joseph M. Carey
of Cheyenne TVyo.
The Ft. "Worth Texas delegation Is
putting up a strong fight for the next
annual convention of .the American Live
Stock association which is in session
here. Over a hundred Texans are at-
tending and it is believed Ft. "Worth
will win. Chicago and) Kansas City
are also candidates.
Besides Sam H. Swan of Ft. "Worth
Jas. Callan president of the Texas
Cattle Raisers' association spoke to-
day. DALHART BUNK CAR
BURNS AS MEN SLEEP
Several Trainmen Have
Close Calls "When Aroused
Dalhart Texas Jan. 12. Believing
that he was bothered by bed-bugs For-
est Hamilton a fireman on the Rock
Island was awakened by a fire in his
bunk car when the flames were lightly
licking his face as they came down
from the ceiling early this morning.
He spread the alarm and soon half a
dozen sleeping firemen and engineers '
rnllnd mtf- frnm tViotf 'hiinVc unfl -florl t
from the burning car in their night
clothes. "When the fire was discovered
the ceiling of the car was almost gone
and it was too late to save the car.
All who were spending the night
there lost their clothing and about $100
worth of bedding was lost.
Bixbee to be occupied -by the Citizens'
Mississippi and Missouri
Rivers Clogged With Ice;
Floods May Overflow.
RIVER MEN FEAR
Topeka Kas. Jan. 12. Kansas is
being deluged by rain -which com-
menced last night and continued today.
An inch and a half has been recorded
here so far. Small streams are ris;ng
rapidly on account of the frozen con-
dition of the ground.
The rain extends to the western lim-
its of the state.
St. Lrouis Mo. Jan. 12. Rain today
in Missouri and the north caused tha
Mississippi river to assume a threat-
ening aspect and the weather bureau
has warned river men to protect thiir
property. The Mississippi is gorged
with Ice from Chester 111. to this city
a distance of 60 miles. 'Many smaller
gorges are reported north of here and
the Missouri river Is also gorged at
Pittsburg Pa. Jan. 12. "With the
temperature mounting and a thaw at
hand thousands of tons of ice gorged
In the Monongahela Allegheny and Ohio
rivers at this point form an imminent
peril to shipping and harbor property.
Government engineers are examining
the stupendous ice dams with a view of
blasting them In an effort to save
property. The crisis probably will be
reached in 24 hours.
FIFTY YEARS IN
TTell Known Man. Resigns
and WJlII jotv Take a
Chicago 111. J.an. 12. It is announced
at thfe' -offices of the Burlington rail-
road today that Geo.'B. Harris has re-
signed as president of -that road and
the Ft. "Worth and Denver. Harris also
gives up the position as chairman of
the board of the Trinity and Brazos
Valley which operates in Texas.
Fifty yesrs in harness Harris now
wants to enjoy a rest.
He is well known In Texas and the
west. His successor will likely be
Darius Miller now vice president of the
Burlington. It Ts not know who will
succeed Harris in the Trinity and
Brazos Valley but it is likely that a
Texan will be elected.
Harris is now in California.
taft's Apples cost
ten cents a bite
Denver Firm Presents Fine
Colorado Fruit to the
Denver Colo. Jan. 12. Xext week
president Taft will be eating Colorado
apples at about 10 cents a bite. A local
commission firm today shipped to the
president a box of 60 winter banana
apples raised at Silt. Colo. and recent-
ly exhibited at the National Apple ox-
position at Denver. Thej' won the first
At auction this box brought $52.50 or
87 cents a piece probably the high-'
est price ever paid for apples.
President Taft's noon day luncheon is
sam lo consist 01 an appie ana a glass
OI " Bier.
FINED FOR WEARING
A PIN OF THE ELKS
Held Under New State Law;
Not a Member of Order
Can't "Wear Pfn.
"Wasahachie Tex. Jan. 12. Jac'c
Raymond one of the men arrested in
Dallas Saurday charged with kidnap --Ing
entered a plea of guilty In. the
county court this "morning on a charge
of unlawfully wearing an Elk emblem.
He was fined $5 and $30 costs.
This is the first prosecution and fine
under the new state law forbidding the
wearing of emblems of fraternal so-
cieties except by bona fide mpmbers.
MAN AND HIS WIFE
ARE FATALLY SHOT
4Brotherinlaw Is Arrested
aiid Held Charged With '
San Antonio Tex.. Jan. 12. B. "Wirt
brotherinlaw of Ed Harlass Is under
arrest In Seguin today following the
shooting and probable fatal wounding
of Harlass and his wife near that city
Monday night. They were shot at the
supper table the assailant firing from
I STATE MAY LEASE OUT
THE RUSK IRON PLANT J
Austin Tex. Jan. 12. At a meeting
ipf the penitentiaryboard here today
Johnjj. Wortham of Dallas formerly
state financial agent submitted a
proposition to lease the state iron
plant at the Rusk penitentiary. The
terms and details of tha offer are withheld.
GLEJIlsr H. CUR.TJ55 INT HI
New Mexico Men Come to El
Paso to Embark in Busi-
ness Lease Building.
WILL OPEN IN
El Paso Is to have an eighth bank.
It is to be the El Paso Bank and Trust
company and will be located in the
Turner and tDavTs "building on "San An-
tonio street that Is being vacated by
the Crawford ShbccfSipanyr
A. F. Kerr cashier of the American
National bank of Silver City; P.. 3L
Turner formerly vice president and
cashier of the Sierra County bank of
Hillsboro X. M. and L. H. Crews for-
rnerly assistant cashier' of the Sierra
County bank are" the organizers of the
new bank which will be Incorporated
under the laws of Texas as a state bank
and trust company doing a general
banking and savings bank business.
In addition to these men all of whom
are experienced bankers ti number of
Texas and New Mexico capitalists are
interested In the organization of the
new bank and local people are also be
ing Interested In.the.project. The-capl-i
uu siock 01 me new bank will be. $100-
000 and the bank and trust compan'y
willl be open for business within the
next three months.
No decision has yet been made as to
the active officers and directors al-
though it is assured that Mr. Turner
will be one of the -active managers of
the bank. He was Interested with
cashier A. F.. Kerr; of the Silver CU'y
bank. In the Sierra County bank locat-
ed at Hillsboro. This institution was
owned by these men until last Novem-
ber when it was disposed of to P. H.
McCorkle of Hillsboro -and his asso-
ciates'.' ilr.' Kerr was president of this
bank arid Mr. Turner was in active
charge of the affairs of the bank as
vice president and cashier
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Both editions wranped and
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3IAY BE AVERTED
New York. N. Y. Jan. 12.
Apparently there will be "no
strike' of employes on eastern
railroads. At least this is -indicated
by the announcement to-
day that railroad officials have
agreed to meet representatives of
their trainmeji next week fora
discussion ofthe demands.
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FOR YEAR 1000
The Herald today prihts$a?.r.e-
marlcable group of pictures on -
page IS embracing all the cham-
pions in the 'world of sport for
one year just closed. As the rec- .
ords are also printed it is worth .
Trainmaster. Murphy of the Southern
Pacific at Tucson was in the city yesterday.
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Los Angeles Cal. Jan. 12. Glenn S.
Curtiss 'the American. aviator who was
completely eclipsed by Louis paulhan
with his spectacular flights on Mon-
day defeated the French aviator In the
race for the honors of Tuesday.
Paulhan again won? the plaudits of
the Immense throng with a daring and
spectacular .flight while the less the-
atrical American reaped more substan-
tial honors established a new world's
record for speed In aeroplanes carrying
a passenger flying at the rate of 55
miles an hour .with his manager. Jer-
ome . S. Fancuilli. beside" him on the
seat and -set two other less important
Took "Up Passenger.
Not to be butdine Paulhan took up
one of his mechanicians and flew three
.miles but failed to equal the speed
set by Curtiss in his biplane.
The breaking of " three records
flights with -passengers the injury of
an amateur aviator and four aero
planes In the air at the same time
breasting a "stirr wina tnat sponeu
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danjrerously witn tne aeueaie con-
trivances of the-.aerlai craft furnished
30000 spectators an exciting finale to
an afternoon's aer.Ial sport.
Edgar Smith a Callfornian who con-
structed an aeroplane something oi
the order of the late Prof. Langley's
nodel was the victim of the- first
seridus accident of the meet. Smith
was tuning up his machine for his first
attempt at flight and was struck down
by the blades of the' propeller. His
head was severely gashed and his left
arm broken. '
Flrjtt Monoplane Flight.
At the beginning of Tuesday's pro-
cram the intreDid little Frenchman.
1 seemed again to" have monopolized all;
j the honors of the day. Thrice he drove
one of his big Farman biplanes around
the course in the stiff wind blowing
in from the sea. Then in a tiny Bler-
iot monoplane that looked like a gigan-
tic horsefly he gave the immense
tfirong the first thrill of the day by re-
peatedly sweeping over the grandstand
and daringly maneuvering in a wind
that threatened every moment to
wreck his craft.
The flight of Paulhan in hisBleyiot
was -the first of the light weight mono-
planes in this country. BesMes even
the Curtiss biplanes which are them-
selves pigmies beside the great Far-
man machine tho monoplane looked
I minv and unnhlo to riis a man in n.
calm much -less withstand the assaults
of a 15 to 20 mile wind.
Relieves His Assistant.
After an abortive attempt by Mis-
carol one of the French aviators.
Paulhan took it and sped twice around
the ffeld although he never rose higher
than 50 feet from the ground. Several
times great sighs of apprehension
mingled with the shrieks offrightened
twomen rose from the crowd as the
tiny machine tossed by fierce gusts
of wind rolled and careened In the
air. Paulhan frankly delighted by the
tremendous applause hkv performance
evoKea. orougnt out nis arman ana
quickly disappeared "frorhthe view of
the spectators far to the northward
reappearing twenty seconds later at an
altitude over the trees of a contiguous
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PHOTO COPYRICHTCD 1909 BY VHOER.WQOP
Will Be Operated as an Ad-
junct to the Rio Grande
Valley Bank Co.
AND OTHERS IN
- With a capital of $200000 the Rio
Grande Mortgage company of fEl Paso
was chartered "today at Austin. The in
corporators are Winchester Cooley Joe
F. Peyton. W. E. Arnold nnr? nthorc
Sp-eaking of the new company todar
Winchester CooleyT of the Rio Grande
Valley Bank & Trust company said:
"Tho company was organized by the
stockholders of the. Rfo Grande Valley
Bank as an adjunct to the Dank for the
purpose of handling El Pa&u real estate
loans. The company has a paid up
capital of $200000 and a paid in sur-
plus of $30000. The officers and di-
rectors are -practically - the same as
those of the Rio Grande bank. Certifi-
cates of deposit will be issued about
"The mortgage company which wsll
have offices at the Rio Grande bank
gives 'the Rio Grande Valley Bank &
Trust company a capital base includ-
ing surplus and profits of practically
BIG SAFE BLOCKS TRAIX.
Ft. TVorth. Tex. Jan. 12. All traffic
on the Texas and Pacific railroad was
tied up an hour here this morning when
a huge safe weighing 20000 pounds be-
came stalled while heing drawn across
the tracks by a team. The vault be-
longs to the American National bank of
this city which is moving Into new
EL PASO CASES ON APPEAL.
San - Antonio Tex.. Jan. 12. The
fourth court of appeals El Paso cases:
C. H. Gore vs. Western Union Tele-
graph company reversed and remanded.
d. "FT. & R. A. vs. .1. T RrnnK mn-
?tj0n fOI- rehearing overruled.
UNA WA Y HEIRESS IS
STILL 1 RUE TO WAITER
Chicago 111. Jch. 12. Roberta De Janoa the yoHHg Philadelphia heir-
ess In company witk tvro detectives Trill leave tomorrow for Iter heme.
Frederick Cohen. Trith whom she eloped vras takea to Philadelphia oa the
train today where he will await trial
The young heiress still declares that the elopement Is ail her faalt aa
declares hcr intention to ask her grandfather to aid Cohen financially.
'A PUG AS HEAD OF
THIS UNDER FRISCO 'S REFORMERS
San Francisco Cal. Jan. 12. Johu L. Hergei chairman of the police com-
mittee of the new board of supervisor' but better known to the sporting pab-
lic as "Young Mitchell" nuder which name he attained fame as a pugilist a
number of years ago has announced th at he will not xrant a permit for the
Jeffries-Johnson fight unless the match Is directed by a local man. In ex-
planation he says: "I will not stand by Idly and see Tex RIckard eozae la from
the wilds of Nevada ami obtain" a concession that should go to somebody wh
has been working forjthc good of the xame here."
Hcrgct has also expressed himself as favoring an extension of the figat ia
45 rounds In this city.
San Jnan-Del-Snr Nicaragua Jan. 12. Rmors rcRciC(1 here logav. Qf
battle at Acoyapa In which the government forces were defeated by the In-
surgents. No details of the fighting are obtainable. -
El Paso Texas
Conference Is Ordered on
the Resolution to Investi-
gate tbe Secretary.
BE SPLIT IN TWO
All " Insurgents' ' Are to Be
Outlawed From the Party
Washington D. C Jan. 12 The house
today refused to concur In the senate
amendment to tne Balllnger-Pinchot
resolution and decided to ask for a con-
ference. After Insurgents.
A plan which may Irrevocably split
the Republican party became knows
here today when it was announced that
a caucus of Republican representatives
and senators would be held in a few
days at which the "insurgents will be
given a last chance to support the ad-
ministration and organization.
A binding resolution will be Intro-
duced supporting Taft's and Cannoa's
policies and all refusing to approve it
w.ill thereafter be called "independent"
and will not be recognized as Repub-
licans any longer.
It is reported that Taft approves this
plan which is the signal for the gath-
ering together of both factions for the
crucial test of strength.
The speaker named Dalzell. of Penn-
sylvania; Smith of Iowa and Fitzger-
ald of New Tork as house conferees.
Statehood Bill ToraerreTr.
The house committee on territories
practically completed the New Me2:ico
statehood bill after a two hours' ses-
sion. It is expected to complete the
Arizona bill and report both bills to
the house tomorrow. Andrews is work-
ting to have Santa Fe remain the capii-
tai illl 1925 also to add 500000 acres for
the El RIto normal school.
Delegate Cameron and Hoval A.
Smith are pressing the committee for
inJIeilateactlon on Arizona statehood
with certain success by tomorrow. Tbe
I president examined both the New Mex
ico ana Arizona Dins yesterday giving
them his approval.
Representative Garner of Texas to-
day presented the ways and means com-
mittee a petition from the Dallas cham-
Lber of commerce asking for a repeal of
the corporation tax. He also read a pe-
itition from the Texas Farmers union
urging the enactment of a law prohibit-
ilng gambling in futures and farm
White Slave Bill.
By a viva voce vote the house today
passed the Bennett-Sabbath "white
IS NOW ON TRIAL
Portland Ore-. Jan. 12. The trial of
Binger Hermann former congressman
charged with conspiracy to defraud the
government of public lands commenced
today the jury having been completed
Francis J. Heney delivered the open-
ing address for the government and the
defence's position was outlined ty Col.
A. S. Worthington of Washington Bv
C who denied all charges dn the In-
dictment. BIG SALE OF STEERS IS
MADE AT SAN ANGELO
" San Angeio Tex Jan. 12. Tom Hen-
derson of this city today sold 3108
steers threes fours and fives to Frank
Baker of Junction at $33 per head
the total consideration being over $1M-
000. on a charge of abduction.
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