El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 19, Ed. 1 Monday, January 23, 1899 Page: 1 of 8
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EL PASO TEXAS MONDAY JANUARY 23 1899.
VOL. XVIIII NO. 19.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
Marks the Period of Repub
lican Administration Of
WILL LAST FOR YEARS
Unless Something Occurs
To Cause Apprehension
Of A Change Of
New York Jan. 23. The boom In
the Btock market has surprised even
the moat sanguine among the bulla
Values with the exception of a few
checks of a temporary character have
risen steadily.. Many stocks show re'
cord prices and the end is not yet.
In the opinion of shrewd men who
are watching the rising tide of specula
tion in Wall street it indicates that
general business is on a boom through'
out the country and has come to stay.
With possible occasional periods ' of
decline that will not affect the general
prosperity these men think the boom
will last three or four years.
"This business boom has come to
stay" said former Governor Flower.
"I hesitate about putting a limit on its
duration except for occasional periods
of decline the same as we have ex
perienoed after every revival of this
kind. Good times will certainly be
with us so long as Europe remains so
largely in our debt as at present."
Ex-Governor Flower 1b recognized
s a leading authority in financial cir
In the two hours of business up to
noon the total sales of stock aggregat-
ed 810000 shares whioh broke the rec
ord of 770000 made last Saturday.
In National Convention at Sioux
Sioux Falls S Dak. Jan. 23.
The seventh annual convention of the
National Buttermakers' association is
being held here this week. It began
today and will continue until Saturday
night. Delegates are here from all
parts of the United States and Canada
and it promises to he the greatest
gathering of butter and cheese men
Among the prominent participants
and the most of whom are already here
are secretary of Agriculture Wilson
Major H. E. Alvord chief of the dairy
division department of agriculture;
ex-Governor W. D. Hoard of Wiscon-
sin Professors Curtis and McKay of
Iowa W. S. Moore of Chicago Joseph
Wild of Minnesota and George Carr
SALOONS A NECESSITY
New York Ministers Say That They
are Not an Unmixed Evil.
NEW York Jan. 23 Following the
lead of Bishop Potter who started a
hot controversy by declaring that
saloons or some efficient substitute are
a necessity j'-'several prominent divi-
nes yesterday came out. strongly for
the saloon as not an unmixed evil.
Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst Baid: "I
have recently made a tour of saloons
in many districts of this city and was
amazed at what I eaw. In many places
a glass of beer means a whole meal to
unfortunates at free lunch counters. I
want to second Bishop Potter's state-
ment that the saloon is the poor man's
club house and I will say further that
it is his restaurant and bis infirmary.
It is time the church learned that
there is often gospel in a glass of
For Sickness In Our Army In the
Washington Jan. 23. The delay
In ratifying the peace treaty is respon-
sible for the death of American sol-
diers in the Philippines and accord-
ing to Gen . Otis also for the resistance
which Aguinaldo and bis insurgents
offer to American occupation.
That is what Gen. Corbia said this
morning on reoeipt of the following:
Manila Jan. 21. To Adjutant
General Washington: The construc
tion of a hospital at Nagasaki Is neces-
sary. The health of the command is
good. Diseases are successfully treat-
ed here except chronic bowel difficult-
ies and rheumatism. I send a number
of cases Monday by the transport Zeal-
andia to San Francisco for treatment.
If peace prevailed we might establish
a hospital in the mountains where re-
cuperation '.vtuld he rapid.
A QUEER OLD MAN
Is Believed to Be Nearing His End
Champaign 111. Jan. 23. The
condition of Jacob N. Free the "Im-
mortal J. N." who is lying dangerous-
ly ill at the home of his nephew W.
H. Free in this city continues un-
changed. In view of his advanced age
however he is now past seventy it
is doubtful if he ever recovers sufficient
strength and vigor to resume the aim-
less wanderings about the country
which in the course of quarter of a
century have made his peculiar so-
briquet a household word in many
In his desire to right all wrongs and
to give to all mundane affairs their
proper equilibrium by "lifting the
pressure" he baa journeyed hither and
thither year in and year out never
ceasing until the ' illness
with which he now lies prostrated
compelled him at last to give up
the aulxotio battle. Hundreds of
cities and towns in Ohio Penn
Bylvania Indiana Michigan Illinois
and other states have become familiar
with his eccentric personality by rea
son of his annual visits covering
period of years reaching back to the
During the civil war his was a
familiar figure in Ohio and Indiana
especially. Mounted upon a store box
or barrel head he endeavored to ex
plain to his hearers how the conflict
might be brought to a speedy and hap
py end by "lifting the pressure
Never ceasing his rambles he has con-
tinued year after year his efforts to
impress upon the public the fact that
"lifting the pressure" was the panacea
for all human ills.
For years the railroads have good
humoredly supplied him with annual
passes. Hialistof acquaintances em
braces hundreds of public men in all
parts of the country. To the leaders
of both political parties he has made
himeelf familiar by his regular attend'
ance on the national conventions.
At the time of the great Pullman
strike he attaacted attention by ad-
addressing an audience from the steps
of the Chicago postoffiee 'telling his
hearers that the labor strike could
only be terminated by "lifting the
His eccentric career is now nearing
a close and It is probable that the
thousands of persons who know him
personally or by sight will never see
the "Inmortal J. N." again.
Will Attempt to i Reorganize the
Western Passenger Associa
Chicago 111. Jan. 23. Represen
tatives of western railroads are hold
ing a conference here today with the
object of reorganizing the Western
Passenger association. Special
effort is being made to
induce Othe roads outside the
agreement to enter the new
association and unless the effort suc-
ceeds the new organization will have
little value. The chief of the outside
lines are the Chicago Great Western
Iowa 'Central Minneapolis and St.
Louis and Wisconsin Central.
Will Begin Its Sessions This Week.
Washington Jan.' 23 General
Merrltt president of the Eagan court
martial and other members will ar-
rive in Washington today when Col-
onel Davis the judge advocate will be-
gin active steps in arranging details
for the trial.
Army officers say that the court
which will sit at the Ebbitt house will
meet and organize on Wednesday and
begin the hearing Thursday. Believ
ing that the court will decide to hold
hearing with open doors arrangements
are being made to accommodate a cer-
tain number of newspaper men who
will report the proceedings.
Washington Jan. 23. The presi-
dent sent to the senate today the fol-
lowing nominations; -
War To be brigadier general of
volunteers Cel. Eugene Griffin First
U. S. volunteers.
Interior Frederick C. Perkins of
Colorado to be register of the land
office at DurangoCol.
The Vanderbilt Interests
Have Secured the
The Vanderbilts Now Control
A Through System And
Will Run Transconti-
New York Jan. 23. The absorp
tion of the Chloago and Northwestern
railroad by the Vanderbilts which
fact was vouched for by a prominent
Wall street operator yesterday com
pleted the final link in the ocean to
ocean railway system which the Van-
derbilts have been quietly planning
for some time.
They now control a large interest in
the Union Pacific and Oregon Bail-
road and Navigation company. Since
the Lake Shore consolidation they
have a direct line to Chicago.
They now plan to run through trains
to the Pacific Coast.
Ought To Have Employment On
London Jan. 23. Mr. Clark Rus
sell the well-known writer of sea
romances is In receipt of hundreds of
letters daily in support of his agitation
for legislative action looking to the
prevention of an increase in the num
ber of foreign seamen employedjin the
British mercantile marine.
Mr. Russell suggests that a law be
passed to make it imperative for Brit
ish ship masters to take at least a cer
tain specified proportion of British sea
men on their voyages. Mr. Chamber-
lain to whom the suggestion was ad
dressed fails to see how the grievance
would be remedied by the adoption of
this course and adds that it might
even make matters worse by causing
ships to be transferred to foreign flags.
The Secretary of War Has Appoint
ed a Commission.
Washington Jan. 23. The sec
retary of war has completed his col
onial advisory commission by the elec
tion of Curtis Guild of Boston. Other
members are General Kennedy of
Ohio and Major Watkins of Grand
They will constitute an advisory
board to the secretary of war for con
Bideration of all questions regarding
the civil administration of Cuba Porto
Rico and the Philippines.
THE NEW YACHT
Will Be Fitted Up In Ireland.
London Jan. 23. The announce
ment that the Shamrock which Is to
contest for the America Cup will be
Irish In name only proves somewhat
erroneous. Sir Thomas Llpton makes
thegpositive statement that the new
yacht will receive all of its fit
tings in Belfast although sbe will be
built as previously announced at
Thorneycroft. Sir Thomas adds that
the chief object in challenging for the
cup was to heal the breach caused by
A BRIEF HOLIDAY
Enjoyed By President McKinley.
Washington Jan. 23. President
McKinley is not accessible at the
white house today. Colonel and Mrs.
Herrick of Cleveland are his guest9 at
the executive mansion and he decided
to take a brief outing and respite from
the cares of state.
With a party of friend he left this
morning for a trip down the Potomac
on the lighthouse tender Condor. He
will return this evening.
May Be Made Librarian of Con
Washington Jan. 13. Murat
Halstead who Is in the city has had
conferences wilh McKinley and Hay.
He Is mentioned in connection with
tho office of librarian of congress.
Didn't Like It Because A Cor-
respondent Said He Lik-
ed To Sleep.
BROSIUS IS ALL RIGHT
If Nothing Worse Than That
Can Be Brought
Washington Jan 23. After rout-
ine business in the Senate was disposed
of White of California took the floor
to make his anti-expansion speech. He
read several opinions of eminent jurists
on the constitutional questions quoted
liberally from messages of President
McKinley as well as from his Atlanta
speech bewing on the question and
called attention to the declarations of
the president that the Cubans and Fi-
lipinos are capable of self goverment
and that there was no intention on the
part of the United States to deny those
people their liberties.
Washington. Jan. 23. The house
was called to order at noon. Gardner
(New Jersey) Immediately after the
reading of the journal moved that the
present contract labor law be so modi-
fied as to include Hawaii in
Its scope. BrosiuB of Pennsylvania
after the proposition had been plaoed
before the house arose. to a question of
personal privilege to excoriate a cor-
respondent of the Toledo Ohio
Commercial. A paragraph from
that paper was read and
it said substantially . that he
Bro6iua "earned his salary easier
than any other member of the house
because he slept most of the time." "If
that is true" he said "I ought not to
be here. It Implies that I am insensible
to my obligations and my constituents
ought to remove me at the next elec-
tion if it be true. Here and now I
brand it as a wicked and baseless
falsification a cowardly and brutal
The District of Columbia bill was
then taken up.
.Raging In Kansas.
Wichita Km. Jan. 23. Heavy snow
storms are raging here today. For the
past week the weather has been like
Reading Kansas Jan. 23. A fieroe
blizzard is sweeping down from the
northwest this morning. The tempera
ture dropped 50 degrees in 15 hours.
Is Able To Rally From His Attacks
Rome Jan. 23. Dr. Lappooi the
pope's physician says that his holiness
constitution is the strongest he has
ever known and be predicts that the
pope will live to see the twentieth oen
Throwing Himself In Front Of A
Butler Ky. Jan. 23. A. C. Hull
aged 65 committed suicide this morn-
ing by deliberately throwing himself In
front of the southbound passenger
New York Jan. 23. Silver 59 i
Lead four dollars.
Preparatory To The Erection Of
The New City Hall. A Commit-
Workmen commenced today to re
move tbe fenoe surrounding the
triangular plaza opposite the court
house where the new city hall will
stand when completed.
The corner stone of the new edifice.
it is understood will be laid February
17 on St. Patrick's day and the cere-
monies attending the formality will
make tnat a ay one long to be re-
membered in 1 Paso.
A committee consisting of Alder
men Badger Clifford and Brunner
has been appointed to arrange for the
ceremonies and these committeemen
will meet this evening and appoint
F. S. MILLEGAN IN CHIHUAHUA
He Is Charged With Robbing His Em-
ployer. Last week there appeared in the
Chihuahua Enterprise an item stating
that one W. B. Minnigan had bsen ar-
resting -on a charge of .robbery. It
arrouBed a suspicion that he was the in-
dividual who attempted to pass a spuri-
ous check ou Bo j Austin of this oity on
the . 14th of December last and an
investigation followed which revealed
the fact that the man was none other
than F. S. Millep ao a well known
character in this city.
Abnut 10 o'clock on the morning of
the 14th of December last Millegan en-
tered the Palace saloon with a check
purporting to be drawn by Sam Blu-
menthal payable . to F. S. Millegan.
The check did not bear a revenue
stamp and ' ' when Manager Austin
noticed this be called Millegan 's atten-
tion to it. Millegan said tbat he did
not care for that to keep out a quar-
ter for the stamp and to give him a
dollar's worth of drinks besides. This
display of liberality on the part of Mil-
legan aroused Mr. Austin's suspicions
and he went cut to see Mr. Biumen-
thal. He learned that the check was
forged and went back to the saloon to
find Millegan but he had vanished.
The matter was reported to the police
and th-b chief issued instructions to ar-
rest him on alght but be crossed the
river and no effort was made ta have
him brought back; so be passed from
the memory of his acquaintances in
this locality and sought pastures new
in which to operate. While here Mil-
legan was in the employ of John Brun-
ner the tailor and figured prominent-
ly in Brunner's place during the re-
The following soecial to the HERALD
explains Itself fully:
''Chihuahua Mexico Jan. 22; to
the Herald: Two men were arrest-
ed for stealing three hundred dollars
from Dan O'Donnell a foreman at one
of the railroad camps on the new
Chihuahua and Pacific road. Their
names are F. S. Millegan and J. Freis.
Both are employed at the camp. Mr.
Millegan was a time keeper.
"Mr. O'Donnell kept his money in a
box in bis tent and he let Freis have
his key for some purpose and when be
afterwards examined bis box he
found bis money was gone. The wife
of Freis was known to have more
money than she usually had so she was
searched and they found S107. Sbe
claimed that iher husband and Melli-
gan bad committed the robbery tand
divided the money.
"Both the men were arrested and they
had a preliminary-'hearing and were
held for trial. They are now in jail.
No one Is allowed to visit them so the
facts oan not be obtained but they both
denied the charge. The oircumBtancea
and the woman's story are very much
"F. S. Milligan claims that his fa-
mily lives In El Paso. No one can tell
when they will have a trial " (
Millegan has made himself very con-
spicuous in several towns tn Arizona
and New Mexico during the past few
years. Daring his stay in Gallup N
M. a few years "ago he organized a
BuitciuD and when he had secured
about enough money to make the suit.
he disappeared from Gallup as sudden
ly as ne did from here. He went from
there to Globe and started a tailor
shop After running it for a while he
traded the shop for a phonohraph and
started to travel. He went to Phoenix
and soon after crossed the Salt River
and went to Mesa City Arizona where
he was going to entertain the inhabi
tants with his music box. At this
point the power of strong drink pre-
aommatea ana wnen be spent wbat
money he had he told the bartender of
the aloongln which he wasstationed to
charge the drinks to his machine. He
soon left there but the machine re'
mained for some time.
He then took in the line between
Phoenix and this place. He worked
for Brunner a short time and then
went to Fort Worth where he was ac-
cused of stealing articles from his
brother workmen. For this offense he
was arrested at Weatherford Texas
but it is said was not convicted. He
then returned to El Paso and took
the . pace of one of the
tailors who was out on a
strike at Brunner's ' establishment.
During the excitement of the strike
Millegan lived a very quiet life but
soon after it was settled the strain of
honesty became burdensome and he
attempted to get some money on a
spurious cnecv ana no aouot would
have succeeded had not his liberality
got the better of his judgment.
The Cake Walk.
The cake walk given by the pupils
of Miss Hogan's dancing class Satur-
day nieht was a great success. Eight
couples contested and each deserved a
cake. The costumes and make up
were splendid. Mr. Virgil Cicero Mar-
maduke and Miss Violet Pocahontas
Mcintosh won the cake.
After the cake walk those present
indulged in dancing until midnight.
Prof. Cummins state geologist who
resides at Dallas Texas will lecture
tonight at Trinity church on the sub
ject of "Genesis and Geology." He Is
a lecturer or note and a treat mav be
expected by the audience. There will
be no charge for admission. . - . i :
Registered His License.
Hon. John Brvan rtt N Mmlnn
was str anted license to nractlna !& in
Texas this morning by the district
He formerly practiced in New M.
ico. . i
The following were licensed tn !
Maurice Roseublenth and Miss
Deborah Weinberger; Wm. Kohlbe
and Miss Bertha Kosten.
In Selecting An Architect To
Construct School Houses?
WAS THERE A CAUCUS?
The Call For the Meeting Was Itsued
January 20 By Dr. Race President
Of the Board. Other Members
Say They Knew Nothing Of It.
The school board meeting
(see p. 5) he'd Saturday
afternoon is thought to have
been called as the resul t of a caucus
held eometime last week.
The call was Usued by Dr. Race pre
sident of the board who is iil-o one of
the two members of the external com-
mittee and it was ostensibly for the
purpose of relieving the two members
of the committee from further bother
and responsibility in dealing with the
erection or tne new ouildings. How-
ever the other member of the commit-
tee A. G. Foster knew nothing about
the called meeting until he received
notice from Dr. Race Saturday after-
noon. Asa matter of fact. All members
of the board seen this morning profes
sed ignorance of the Intended meeting
before receiving notices. There is
however little doubt but that a caucus
was held during last week and it was
then decided to call the meetlog and
have an architect summarily selected
without resortlng'to the usual open and
above board method as agreed on a
the last meeting. The object of re
sorting to this method of selecting an
architect can only be surmised.
As to calling meetings of the school
board it may be done either by the
president of his own volition or at re
quest of three members of the board.
Saturday's meeting war oalled by the
president and if it was at request oi
the board those seen this morning were
not aware of it.
Prof. Putman was called on at the
Central school building this morning.
"This is none of my funeral; you
will have to go to the board for In-
formation. I knew nothing about the
meeting until I got a note from Dr.
Race asking me to tend . a janitor to
prepare for the meeting.
"I expected the architects would be
there as agreed upon at last meetr
"xne proDOsea election oi an
architect as well as I .understand it
was to avoid any complication or
trouble to the external committee; to
have some one to guide them.
"I have nothing to do wiih the se-
lection of an architect but after one is
procured I would like to consult him
in regard to the new buildings."
Judge Harper said the object in se-
lecting an architect Immediately was
threefold; to save two weeks time; to
have some competent person to advise
the board; and to save thet expense of
having bids put in and plans drawn up
by all the architects in towu-all of
which would have to be paid for.
The architect elected said be would
get up plans according to ideas of the
board make soecifications and call for
E. A. Shelton said: "At the last
meeting it was moved to Invite all
architects to attend the next meeting.
I received a notice of the meeting last
Friday and knew nothing about its
contemplation until then. I have no
idea why the meeting was called and
the plans changed so suddenly."
Secratary Pew when seen said:
"The meeting was held to elect aa
architect whojwould-take charge of the
erection of the new buildings and re-
lieve the external committee of respon-
sibility and further worry.
"The call was issued January 20 and
stated that the meeting was for the
purpose of choosing and electing an
"Action was postponed . Saturday to
allow the external committee to draw
up a contract for the architect to sign
and if the one selected does not sign it
we will elect another.
"My motion for a secret ballot was
misconstrued. I only meant that the
election should be held by means of
written ballots so that no arohltect
would know who was voting for or
"I know of no caucus having been
held to devise the scheme before the
meeting was called. All we want is a
good honest architect to superintend
the whole matter."
Treasurer Foster one of the mem-
bers of the external committee said:
"I did not know tbat a matetinir was
to be held until I received a notice to
that effect Saturday. I opposed the
plan of selecting the architect and did
not think that we were treat! par the
other architects fairly for they had
all been invited to attend the next
meeting1 or the board."
W. R. Martin was out of the citv and
Dr. Race could not be found but his
views were expressed at the meeting
of the board Satnrday afternoon.
Lyceum Dramatic Club
"Drifted Apart" and "A Dead Shot."
two bright catchy plays will be given
at the opera house before long by the
jjyoeum uraniatio JO. under the
management of Mr. Greig and Mrs.
This will be a royal treat for El Pa-
soans and as it is given for the purpose
of raising money for the erection of a
monument to the memory of Gen.
Sam Houston in the new city park
it is hoped that everybody will turn
out. The date will be announced later.
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