El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, January 20, 1899 Page: 1 of 8
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EL PASO TEXAS FRIDAY JANUARY 20 1899.
VOL. XVIIII NO. 17.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
The Famous Sunset Meets
Disaster Near San Anto-
But It Is Reported That the
Engineer And Others
Were Killed And A
San Antonio. Texas Jan. 20. The
Sunset limited one of the finest and
fastest trains in America was wrecked
at davll?bt near La Coste. 25 miles
west of San Antonio.
Railroad officials are reticent but it
is reported that the engineer and sev
eral other persons were killed and
twenty passengers injured.
A wrecking train with physicians
has gone from here and the Injured
will be brought here. La Coste is only
a flag station.
The Sunset limited is composed en
tirely of Pullman palace cars and stops
' at only three stations in Texas. Its
average speed through the state is 50
miles per hour.
The wreck was oaused by a misplao
ed switch. A light engine with a few
cars attaohed had orders to go on the
siding at La Coste and remain until the
limited had passed. The brakeman
who opened the switch for
the light engine to pass
on to the Biding swung on to the train
as it passed in expecting another man
to close the switch. The other
man failed to do so.
The morning was cloudy and a heavy
fog made it impossible to see many feet
ahead. The limited is scheduled to
pass La Coste at a speed approximat
ing 50 miles per hour. Engineer Mo-
Cullooh did not see the misplaced
switoh until he was within 200 or 300
feet of it. He shouted to his fireman
to jump for his life but he himself
stuck bravely to his post and went to
Alter the collision nis engine was
found reversed wiih the brakes -firmly
set. The heavy limited engine with
its train of Pullmans dashed into the
siding and crashed into the lighbengine
and train. Both engines were almost
totally destroyed. The three forward
coaches of the limited left the track
and one of them turned over. The
windows were broken and the seat Band
furnishings tumbled about. Engineer
McCulloch of the limited was killed
and the firemen on both engines so
badly scalded that they will die.
i Several passengers were Injured but
I '.none seriously. Among the passengers
I were Baron von Probst of Germany
. i who was married here last night to
MIsb Kaltrier an heiress of this city
Thev were slightly injured. The
wreck is said to have been caused by
HE CHOOSES BOSTON
Our American Athens Must Be
HIahlv Attractive to Prize
Boston Mass. Jan. 20. Tom
Sharkev says be seriously thinks of
marrying and settling down in Boston
ras he likes Boston better than any oth
er city he has yet visited. He says he
believes in marriage for a young man.
Tom says he will always be the same
. Tom Sharkey to his friends and that
his hand will never be turned. Sharkey
is said to have a bank account of $50-
000 all won by the sweat of his brow
or some one else's. He says he receiv
ed $7500 for defeating Ruplln. $17800
for def eattne Corbett and $15000 for
hi9 last victory over McCoy.
Thor is No Precedent For The Pro
posed Vote Of Thanks To Hobson.
Washington Jan. 20. The propos
ed vote of thanks to Lieut. Hobson
has never been indorsed by the houBe
committee on naval affairs.
Members of the committee in looking
up precedents find that congress has
Ami t. if ever votea tnangs to navai
officers except for gallantry in action.
Engineer Melville was not thanked for
Sis valor in the Arctic nor was Richley
when he made a voyage north in
search of Greeley. Some are disposed
to doubt the propriety with such pre
cedents of thanking' Lieut. Hobson.al-
though he was under fire from the
Will Be Centered In San Francisco
During February. ;
NEW YORK Jan. 20. The attention
of the cyoling world is to be. centered
In San Francisco during February. A
number of notable racing events in
cluding a six-day contest Bimiiar . to
that recently held In .Madison Square
garden will be pulled off there ana
judging from the large number or
crack riders who will leave here for
the Pacific coast tonight the racing
meet in the Go'den Gate city should
prove one of the most notable ever
seen outside of New York city.
The party numbers thirty men in
cluding sprinters middle distance
men and all the long distance men
who have taken part in the late New
York.contests. Prominent among the
number will be Fred Hoyt the former
two-mile champion; Harry Elkes the
middle-distance champion who defeat-
ed McDuffee last week; Jay Eaton the
indoor king: Teddy Hale John Law-
son Louis Gimm winner of the 24-hour
race; Fredericks of Switzerland; J. W
ADMINISTRATION SPEAKS: "I guess we'll have to divvy up
Nawn the irishman: Burns Pierce
second in the six-day race; Charlie As-
hinger and a number of others.
In Chicago the party will be joined
by Charles W. Miller winner of the
six-day race and bis trainer John
West. The six-day race is scheduled
to begin in Mechanics' Pavilion Tues-
day evening February 14.
That Catholics Are Barred From
The Universities -London
Jan. 20. A memor' ' has
been prepared for signature by Roman
Catholics of England for prbenta-
tion to Lord Salisbury showing that
the Roman Catholics o' Ireland are cut I
off from the benefits of university
education. They ask that in the mat-
ter of education the "policy of the open
door" shall be adopted in Ireland and
that some of the consideration shown
for - educating Mohammedans in the
Soudan be extended to Christians in
The Twentieth United States
try Leave Tomorrow.
Leavenworth Kans. Jan. 20. To
morrow the 20th United States infan-
try willi leave Leavenworth on their
long journey to Manila. When San
Francisco is reached the men will go
aboard the transport Scandia imme
diately which will sail January 25.
The order assigning the regiment to
Manila states that it is permanently to
ohange its station. It Is expected that
this regiment will relieve the First
Richard Harding Davis 111.
New York Jan. 20. Richard Hard
ing Davis the novelist and war cor-
respondent is lying seriously 111 at his
home in this city. He contracted
fever while with the fifth army corps at
Santiago and this has now returued.
German Emperor Acts
As His Own Am-
bassador. BY PERSONAL LETTERS
He Successfully Conducts
tions Of Unusual
Berlin Jan. 20. Since the em-
peror returned from Palestine he has
tried his hand at diplomacy with great
All important negotiations with Aus-
tria and Russia he has conducted per-
Bonally writing directly to the czar
and the emperor Franz Josef.
When he visits Rome in the spring
he may by personal conversation settle
some matters pending with Italy.
RECEPTION T O SCHLEY
By the Royal Arcanum Tonight.
New York Jan. 20 Invitations
have been issued to the grand regents
and prominent members of the Royal
Arcanum in all the different states
for a reception to be given in
Carnegie Hall tonight in honor of
Rear Admiral Schley who is a mem-
ber of the order.
The rear admiral will be presented
with a magnificent sword and belt the
cost of which has been subscribed by
local councils throughout the country.
On one side of the blade is etched the
scene of the naval battle at Santiago
while the ' other bears an
etched and gilded inscription.
The guard is of gold with
the well-known insignia of the Royal
Arcanum in finest hard enamel on top
and the rear admiral's monogram in
diamonds on the front. The scabbard
is of oxidized silver inlaid with jewels.
QUAY STILL WAITS
There Is No Change In the Sit
Harrisburg Jan. 20. The United
States senatorial situation is likely to
remain in statu quo for several days
Many members of the legislature have
gone home to spend Sun-
day and tome will not re
turn until Tuesday consequently
there is not likely to be any excitement
until all get together again unless the
anti-Quayltes take advantage of the
absence of Quay men to make a break
into their ranks.
New-York Jan. 19. Silver 59 7-8;
To Acquire Territory In Any
Way We May
To Do Exactly As' the Best
Interests OfOur Na-
tion Appear To
Washington Jan. 20. The house
was called to order at noon. After the
reading of the journal Hull of Iowa
ohairman of the military affairs com
mittee asked unanimous consent for
the consideration of the army bill next
on the swag pardner."
He further asked the members to
agree to 15 hours debate one half of
same to be given to each
side after which the
five minute rule should bs in force.
Bailey of Texas 'refused to agree un
less night sessions be held to give
members more chance for debate.
"Well if we are held up we will
have to agree" said Hull.
"Some times we are obliged to hold
up people to get our rights" retorted
Night sessions were therefore order-
ed to be held Tuesday Wednesday and
Washington Jan. 20 Senator
Caffery offered a resolution in the
senate today calling upon the presi-
dent for information relative to the
nhabltants of the Philippines and to
state bow many islands are now under
control of the UBited States troops.
Allison objected and the resolution
Nelson (rep. Minn.) arose to make
a speech on the expansion question.
He referred to the territory the Unit-
ed States bas already acquired and
insisted in few cases had people in the
annexed possessions been consulted.
He held that this government has the
power to acquire territory and
that in the past no question
has ever been raised as to the desir-
ability of the population or their ca-
pacity for government. He believed
we bad the right to acquire territory
by oonquest treaty purchase explor-
ation or discovery. Never
before had this right been dis-
puted. There is nothing in the
constitution to prevent acquisition and
so far as he could ascertain judioial
decisions did not prohibit it.
All Street Railway Lines In Greater
New York Jan. 20. A report is !
current in Wall street that consollda-
tfnn nf all street railroads and electric
roads in New York and Brooklyn wil
be an event of the near future.
Those on the inside say that-Rlchard
Croker Roswell P. Flower and An
thony N. Brady are behind the mov e
ment. They say tne transieroi we
Johnson roads in Brooklyn to Flower's
nnmnanv w th initial movement to-
wards a big combine first in Brooklyn
: r - . . .
and later in New York.
Aaainst The Head Of The Colorado
Pueblo Jan. 20 The investigation
of the state asylum began this morn
ing. Attorney General Campbell read
a bitter indictment againss ur.
Thorn bs. Attorney 1 ylor replied ap
plauding Thomb saying that when
be took charge of the asylum it was
but a shantv on the plains while now
it is a magnificent institutlo
The first witness was Commissioner
Esridge of Denver whose ' testimony
showed that the commissioners bad
been lax in giving- vouchers and per
sons if dishonest could thereby se
cure money lor goods never aenver
The Investigation promises interest
ing developments. '
VERY HEAVY ORDER
For the Newest Pattern of Railroad
Baltimore Md. Jan. 20. There
celvers of the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road today ordered for spring delivery
three thousand steel drop-bottom gon
dola cars of forty tons capacity and
two thousand hopper cars of fifty tons
capacity from the Pressed Steel Ca r
This order is in addition to the thou
sand fifty -ton cars now' being built.
Each car will have air brakes and au
This is the largest single railroad
order in many years.
Again Comes Up Before the War In
Washington Jan. 20. Dr. Daly
appeared before the war commission
this morning and testified as to the al-
leged ''embalmed" putrid beef used In
the army. He had taken a sample and
made a soup of it; he offered the bottle
to the commission. It was agreed that
it should be analyzed by Dr. Daly and
government physician together.
As No Damaging Testimony Has
Been Brought Oat.
Junction City Kas. Jan. 20. Pub
lic sentiment is beginning to favor
Mrs. Agatha Krebs who is on trial
here on the charee of murdering Mrs.
Craig who was housekeeper for Krebs
during the absence of his wife.. No
j damaging testimony has yet been ad
duced against the woman. - t
BURNED TO DEATH
In a Mine Fire At Boulder Colo.
Boulder Colo. Jan. 20. SoottGor
don went down into the Cardiff mine
with Engineer Wise this morning. An
explosion occurred and the two men
on getting to the surface found the
shaft house afire. Gordon perished in
the flames. Wiee escaped but was
fearfully burned. v
By Entering Havana Theaters
Havana Jan. 20. Proprietors of
theaters here have appealed to Gen
Ludlow for police protection - against
American soldiers who attend thea
trical performances in great numbers
without the formality of buying tickets
Ex-Governor Cooper Dead.
Denver Jan. 20. Ex-Governor Job
A. Cooper died this afternoon.
Filed For Record.
A deed was filed for record in the
county clerk's office today by
John Sorenson conveying to James
W. Leighton a lot containing 32x97
feet in block 22 Mills map for
The deed was executed for the pur
pose of correcting an error in a
former instrument of conveyance.
Lola B. McCulloch was awarded a
verdict for $2350 against Attorney M.
W. Stanton. The suit was brought to
recover on a note about which a dis
pute had arisen.
George Haskin under indictment
for burglary and an attempt to commit
tneft is on trial before that tribunal
OF TIN ORE
Brought To the City By the
SHAFT TO BE SUNK
To A Depth Of Fifty Feet And If the"
Vein Is Found To Be As Iiich As it
Is Near the Surface the Mine Will
Be Operated. 1 he Discovery Has
Created Intense Interest In Mining
Since the publication in the Herald
Wednesday of the discovery of a depos-
it of tin ore in the mountains east of
town the most intense interest has
bee a aroused especially among mining
men. Many persons were making
anxious inquiries yesterday as to
where they could see the specimens of
At seven o'clock yesterday morning
before residents of the city bad begun
to stir in any great number. Messrs.
Morehead Davis and Conic) la procur-
ed a vehicle from Pomeroy' stable
and drove out to the tract of land
where the tin deposit was recently
Tbey would permit no reporters to
accompany tnm saying that the -purpose
of their visit was to make on-
ly a quiet investigation to satiify them
selves concerning- the extent of the de
They were all back at their places of
business today and from their looks it
was apparent that they were highly
elated over the discovery although
tbey declined to say much. Their in-
tention is to develop the property and
follow up the vein of tin ore which
extends downward to determine its
value. If the deposit amounts to any
thing the mine will be worked; if not
they think the less said about it the
better ana prefer that nothing be
said until the value of the mine is
T. H. Conklin has in his office speci
mens of the ore two Inches square tak-
en from.the vein.
A fifty foot shaft is to be sunk im
mediately and if a sufficient deposit of
the ore is found a large force of men
will be put to work to mine the tin.
A number of very rich specimens oi
the ore were seen at the office of C. B.
Morehead this morning by a
Hkrat.o reporter. One of them was
fully six inches square and very
Mr. Morehead says that the snait is
already down eleven feet and that a
two foot vein of tin ore has been an
Fleeting Disturber of the Peace
Was Neatly Lassoed by a Police.
Sam Clayburn a tall athletic young
negro imbibed too freely of the 'oil of
joy" last night and became howling
He turned "himself loose on Over
land street and began to yell so loudly
tnat tne noise attracted as much atten-
tion as an alarm of fire.
Policemen arose from the ourbstone
and hastened toward the spot on a
dead run. Mounted Policeman Fran-
co was the first to arrive. The negro
saw him coming and started to ruu.
Franco put spurs to his bronco and un-
coiled his lasso as he approached the
He gave the big noose a awing and
with a swish it shot through the air
toward the fleeing negro and settled
down over his bead and shoulders
pinioning his arms. The broncho
stopped suddenly and braced himself
and the frightened drunken man was a
He evidently thought he had fallen
into the hands of the powers of dark-
ness for he ceased shouting and began
'God. -I'm talking to you" he cried.
"Deliver me from mine enemies!
"God do you know me? I'va prayed
to you fifteen years; the police have
got me at last. God give me strength
to break this bond !"
He then made a sudden . break for
liberty and very nearly succeeded in
At the station house be continued to
oall on the iord but his prayer was
rudely cut short and he was- bustled
into an iron oage and the door slam-
med with a clang.
FIRE THIS AFTERNOON
In Momsen and Thome's Stove
Fire broke out this afternoon in the'
basement of Momsen & Thome's stove
store on Oregon street and at 2:15 was
Mr. Momsen said when approached
on the subject that it started in the
rear where a quantity of resin and
oakum was stored.
The fire was under control at 3
o'clock but the stock valued at $10000
was considerably damaged. Insurance
written by A. P. Coles H. B. Stevens.
and A. M. Loomis.
The city clerk issued a permit today
to G. M. Seamonds for the erection of
a brick residence on lots 1 to 5 blosk
207 Campbell's addition to cost $1700.
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Slater, H. D. El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, January 20, 1899, newspaper, January 20, 1899; El Paso, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth297014/m1/1/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .