El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, January 19, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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E3L PASO DAJXi"Y
4:30 P. tUm
EL PASO TEXAS FRIDAY JANUARY 19 1900-
20th YEAR NO. 16
PRICE 5 CENTS.
Gen. Warren Reported Killed
And Ladysmith Relieved
By the British.
NOT CONFIRMED AT 4:10
But That a Great Battle Is In
Progress Is the General
Opinion In London
London Jan. 19. Stock exchange
rumors eay that LadyBmlth has been
relieved after an all day's fight and
that Gen. Warren has been killed.
The rumor is not confirmed by official
or press dispatches.
London Jan. 19. The Times in its
second edition prints the following dis-
patch from Spearman dated January
18 7 p. m.
"Warren's force is bivouaoed two
miles beyond the river. The Boer
position is considerably lower than
Mount Alice where our naval forces are
mounted. The Boers hold Spronkop
to the westward which is the highest
hill in the neighborhood."
Modder River Jan. 19 (Delayed).
NaTal guns continue to throw Lyd-
dite shells into the Boers' position.
Methuen is in robust health.
London Jan. 19. The firBt skir-
mish between the British and the
Boers preliminary to the impending
struggle north oftbeTugela is reported
tolay. It resulted in a victory for the
British. Following is the account of
the engagement aa received in the of-
ficial dispatch from Buller under yes-
terday's date and posted today at the
Spearman's Camp Jan. 18. The
following was received from Warren
dated yesterday: Dandonald's mount-
ed troop engaged the Boers this after"
noon west of Acton Homes. I sent a
detachment of the First dragoons at 1
p. m. to reinforce) Dandooald. who
after the fight occupied the kopjes
which he hoi da. The Boers lost Field
CornetHeilbrun and 20 others in killed
and wounded besides fifteen captured
Our lass is two privates killed and one
private severely wounded."
Boers And Britons Grimly Facing
Each Other And the Artillery
London Jan 18. News from Buller
continues to be of a character highly
satisfactory to England. His whole
force should have reached the north
bank of the river yesterday and today
and be in a position to give battle.
The public is on the quitive for news
of the coming struggle. Buller's care-
ful preparation for the attack and tbe
success attending his movement so far
have raised high hopes and despite
his previous reverse any news of his
failure In this second attempt will not
be credited until the proof is over-
whelming. Friends of Gen. White
count on him to take a promloeal part
in the battl6 between Buller and
and Joubert. They point to his vic-
tory of January 6 as showing that he
is on his mettle and they believe he
will regain his laurels in an attack
which will drive the Boers westward
into tbe hands of Buller and War-
ren. bombardment resumed.
Spearman's Camp Natal Jan. 18
(Delayed). Bombardment of the
enemy's position was resumed today by
the -howitzer battery north of the
river and by big naval guns on the
Swartzkopje. The Boers came outside
of Ladysmith and are visible from the
Bailer's column has been crossing
the Tug9la all day. Ponts are being
used to transport tbe troop?. Warren's
division is crossing at Trlchardt's
Drift on a pontoon bridge.
The Boers still refrain from replying
to the British artillery fire though
pirt of Littleton's brigade has occuple d
the open space which extends from the
river to the rough country where the
Bo3rs are entrenched.
THEY DO NOT DESPAIR
London Jan. 19. The Morning
Post's Capetown correspondent in a
dispatch dated yesterday says that
trustworthy impartial Information
from Bloemnfonteln does not corrobo-
rate the stories that despair prevails
amonir the Free Stta Boers. It is
added that the Boera' losses have been
successfully concealed by fraudulent re-
ports. ADELBERT ARRIVES.
LONDON Jan. 19. A telegram an-
nounces the arrival at Capetown of
Adelbert Hay the newly appointed
American consul at Pretoria. The dis
patch says it is bellevedthe Boers will
not receive Hay because of his ten
day's stay In London before leaving for
South Africa. Dr. Leyds had agents
watching Hay in London and they
know he met several English officials
and even visited tbe war office.
Proposed Consolidation Of the
Southern And Interstate todies.
Indianapolis Ind.. Jan. 19. Ad
jutant-General Gore is in receipt of
communications which indicate that
the National convention to be held in
Indianapolis next weak will be the
largest and most important gathering
of la kind ever held In this country.
With the exception of Virginia Ver
mont Connecticut Louisiana and the
District of Columbia every state and
territory of the union will be repre-
sented. The most important thing to De con
sidered is the proposed consolidation of
the Southern National Guard associa
tion and tbe Interstate National Guard
association. Numerous measures of
proposed legislation both federal and
state will also be discussed.
Besides the adjutants-general of tbe
different states the convention will be
attended by delegates appointed for
each 500 men of the national guard of
tbe several states bo that tbe total
attendance is expected to exceed
several hundred delegates and visit
Being Celebrated Today In Atlanta
And Other Cities.
Atlanta Ga. Jan. 19. The birth-
day of General Robert E. Lee was cel
ebrated in many of the leading cities of
the south today by the societies of the
Army and Navy of tbe Confederate
States and Daughters of the Confeder
In most cities business was suspended
and the day was observed as a general
holiday. This evening banquets will
be the feature and many of the prom-
inent men of the south will deliver ad
At the annual banquet of the Vir-
ginia Society of Atlanta the principal
oration will be delivered by Congress
man Peter J. Otey of Virginia.
AFTER THE BALL.
A Mot or man In St. Louis Shoots His
St. Louis Jan. 19. William C. Zim
merman was shot in the groin and dan
gerously wounded at 1 o'clock this
morning by George Owen a motor-
The men bad been close friends un
til Owen became jealous. On tbe way
home from a ball Zimmerman stopped
at Owen's house and he says that Mrs.
Owen invited him to remain the rest
of the night-
He had just retired to a spare bed
room when uwen came ana ordered
him out. Refusing Owen fired through
the door. Zimmermen denies that he
was attantive to the woman.
Gets the Next Convention Of the
National Live Stock Association.
Ft. Worth Tex.. Jan. 19. The
morning session of the National Live
Stock association today was devoted
almost exclusively to the reading of
An important paper was one by Hon.
L. C. Bowers statistician of the
agricultural department at Washing-
ton on the necessity of reliable
statistics in the live stock industry.
Mr. Sotham of Missouri read a
paper on the potency of Hereford
Kansas City will get the next con-
vention. Our special cash tale today. With
every cash purcjhase of 21.00 we will al
low $1.50 -In premium stamps. Price
Daily Heraiad 1&c per week.
PEACE m THE
Predicted By the Spsnish
Prisoners Who Have Ar-
rived at Barcelona.
THE FILIPINO JUNTA
However Declares That Gue-
rilla Warfare Will Continue
So Long As There Is
a Soldier There.
Madrid Jan. 19. About one thou-
sand repatriated Spanish prisoners of
the Filipinos have arrived at Barce-
lona. They say tbe rebellion has been
broken by the Americans and that
restoration of peace all over the inlands
is but a matter of a brief time.
The Filipino junta here is trying to
counteract the effect of tbe soldiers'
statements by issuing a report that
the Amerlcaa soldiers are acting to- j
wards the natives with the utmost!
cruelty shooting down women and
children wactocly. The junta says i
that guerilla warfare will not end so
long as there Is an Amarlcau soliier in
SUPPLIES FOR MANILA.
San Francisco Jan. 19. The sup-
ply ship Scandia left Mare Island this
morning with a big cargo for Guam
A CHICAGO GIRL
Captures a Thief Who Had
Her Father And Forces
Chicago Jan. 19. D.lia Marcoux a
girl of 18 proved herself full of pluck
yesterday by capturing a confidence
man who had swindled her father out
of S316 and a gold watch and chain. f-
ter his capture the swindler manaered
to escape but not until he had been
choked and scratched into submission
by the girl and forced to give her $302
of the money he had 6tolen.
To accomplish his capture Miss Mar-
coux pursued the thief for over
three miles. She finally espied him
on the front platform of aa electric
oar and hailed the car. Then to the
astonish meDt of the passengers si e : tire co-operation In giving such as-
engaged in a hand-to-hand fight with ! sist&nce as is in our power to further
the man on the front platform. She i tn cause. I would eay however that
twined her fingers around his throat i at the P'ent time it would be useless
s . ' ! for me to name any rate we would
and whenever his struggles to escape j mate from points on our lice as we do
threatened to b-eak her hold she buri- ' not reach the more populous centers of
ed her tails in his neek. ' tne eate and whatever rates we make
Af.... .!. -i u..t .v i while having some effect oa the rates
After a fifteen mlaute' battle the j made by otheep 15ne8t would not neces-
Bwiuumr wtaneneu tare me rou 01
bills on the car platform aad escaped
The girl forgot to flnt.
In An Indiana
GoSHEN.Ind. Jan. 19.The Farmers'
bank at Silver Lake was robbed last
night the safe being blown open and
The explosioa aro jsed a number of ?
citizens who gave ohas?. A mania g
fight ensued in which fifty shots were !
exchanged William Prince was shot in '
A trail of bl jjJ over the path taken
by the robbars iniioat38 that more
than one was wounded and it is be
ieved tbelr capture is certain.
Huntington Ind. Jan. 19. The
bank at Akron west of here was !
blown open last eight and $6000 taken.
Tbe robbers killed two nignt watoh-
May Interfere With the Momentous
Issue Which Confronts the House
London Jan. 19. The possible ef
fect of influenza on the house of com-
mons in its proposed consideration of
the South Afri Tan question is made a
subject for a serious article In a
prominent medical journal. It sayB:
"The possibility of the house haviag
to decide the momentous issue now at
stake in South Africa while a majority
of the members are suffering from the
mental depression produced by In-
fluenza is not one to be contemplated
Railroad Mun Anxious To Ob-
tain Information On the
THE CITY OF EL PASO
To Entertain the Crowds Ex-
pected To Attend the Con-
vention Of The Teach-
ers Of Texas.
The following letter has been receiv-
ed by Mayor Magoffin from L. L.
Parks general passenger acrent of the
G. H. & S. A. relative to the coming
convention of ijthe State Teachers' as-
sociation. The letter was shown to
Secretary E. E. Russell of the chamber
of commerce particularly the request
for information as to what El Paso Is
poing to do for the entertainment
the visitors. Mr. Russell said:
"This is another question under the
head of 'What is the Chamber of
commerce going to da?' I will take the
matter up immediately and consult
with the members of the board of di-
rectors. Here is something
for the chamber to do now. The
sooner a plan of entertainment Is
decided upon the quicker tbe railroads
can be supplied with the desired in-
formation. "The convention oan be made a
great advertisement for El Paso.
This letter shows the disposition of
the railroads to help us in advertising.
A circular letter should be prepared
as soon as possible and sent to every
paper in tbe state giving an outline of
the entertainment to be afforded to
visitors to El Paso during the conven-
tion. We can attract hundreds of peo-
ple here by prompt and judicious ad-
vertising." The letter follows:
Houston Texas Jan. 12th 1900.
Hon Josepn Magoffin Mayor
El Paso Texas.
Dear Sir: I am in receipt of your
letter of January 9th with reference to
tbe State Teachers' association which
is to be held in El Paso in June next
and a6klner what rates our lines will
offer for the occasion.
I agree with you thoroughly that
such a meeting would be of great bene-
j fit to El Paso and assure you of our en-
farily force these lines to use the same
basis. The occasion being one of con-
siderable interest to us I will take
pleasure in co-operating with our con-
nections to Be if we cannot adopt a
low uniform rete from all points in the
state with a view of attracting as much
travel to El P60 as is possible. Be-
fore taking the matter up with tbem
I beg to ask if you will not write me
fully what the citizens of El Paso in-
tend to do to entertain the visitors.
Sucb conventions attract a great many
people who are not interested particu-
larly in the convention itself and with
the information as to the entertain-
ment to be offered to the visitors of all
(classes the matter could be laid more
intelligently before general passenger
1? thev s7e a dUposiUon on the
MPt of the citizens of El Pusn tn mnA
an attraotlon for all classes of people I
reel quite certain that we can awaken
an unusual interest in the matter.
Can you not get up some statistics as
to the number of people who can be ac-
commodated at the hotels and lodging
houses and 6tate whether or not there
will be a publio comfort committee to
take care of the visitors as they arrive
ana wnat tne rates for lodging and
peals will be in a general way? These
items of information oan be UBed in our
advertising which we will spread over
the entire state through the news-
papers and by flyers.
Trusting to hear from you at an early
date I remain
Very truly yours
L. J. Parks.
Comprising tbe National Board Of
Trade To Meet In Washington
Washington Jan. 19. The advance
announcement of the thirtieth annual
meeting of the National Board of
Trade which is to be held in Washing-
ton during the coming week shows
that a large number of important ques-
tions will be discussed.
A reduction of pay for railways for
mail will be asked of congrees; also re
duction In lical mail rates. The par-
cels post and a readjustment of postage
rates will be considered and a demand
will be made for changes in the regula-
tions to prevent the enormous waste in
second class postal business.
Other matters to be taken up in-
clude the discrimination against the
milling industry of the northwest the
encouragement of the merchant
marine an international monetary
unit and tbe establishment of a de-
partment of commerce and industries
with a cabinet portfolio.
The delegation representing the
NewiYork Board of Transportation will
Introduce a resolution demanding tbe
gold standard and the Chicago Board
of Trade delegates will urge tbe aboli-
tion of the revenue tax on agreements
of sale for future delivery. Other
modifications in the war tax are also
slated for discussion.
THE WAY CLEAR
For the Erection Of a Five -Story
Building By the Masons.
The building committee of the
Masonic lodge consisting of J. B.
Watson W. S. McCiitcbeon A. Cour-
ohesne J.P. Dieter and W. G. Newell
met yesterday afternoon at the Ma-
sonic hall to discuss the proposed loan
of the State Life Insurance company
of Indianapolis and the building to be
erected upon the Masonic site.
An abstract of the tltla to the land
owned by the lodge accompanied by
a legal opinion from Judge Edwards a3
to its validity together with an ap-
praisement of the property
to be made by three local
real estate expsrts will be forwarded
today or tomorrow to the insurance
company. This is done as a matter of
precaution in order that the insurance
company may be entirely satiefied
about tbe property before its president
and the auditor of the state of Indiana
comes to El Paso.
Since nothing can be done definitely
until the president of the insurance
company has arrived here and passed
upon the loan and made a definite offer
on the part of the company nothing
further was discussed.
All of the members of tbe committee
were seen by a Herald reporter and
their opinion is unanimous that a five-
story building 6bould be erected if it is
practicable to build it. This commit
tee was investad with absolute power
to act by the lodge and each member is
enterprising and working for the good
of El Pass. There can be therefore
no doubt that the five-story building is
a go if the moaey is forthcoming and
no other obstacle presents itself.
There Is no doubt in the minds of the
ooxmittae that the mine; can be ob-
tain e 1 and the way seems clear for the
value of masonic property.
The committee appointed by tbe
general committee of Masons to ap-
praise the value of the grouni selected
as a site for the the proposed Masonic
temple made their report today.
The committer consisted of three re-
presentative real estate men Messrs.
Felix Martinez Horace B. Stevens
and A. M. Loom's and they have es-
timated the grounds and building on
tbe northeast corner of San Antonio
street and Mesa avenue to be worth
as they stand $72000.
THE PENSION ROLL
Now Carries About a Million Nam es
Involving An Expenditure Of
Washington Jan. 19. The house
met at noon. Tbe first business was to
pass a bill providing for an extension
of time for the completion of the bridge
aoro?s the Missouri at St. Charles
ConsUler tion of te general O3n6ion
0111 in committee oi tne whole was
then beguo. Mr. Birney republican
of Wisconsin in charge of the bill
etitad that it onrried $145000000 and
that the number of pensioners now on
the roll was 991109. In anticipation of
an allowance of a number of claims
arising nut of the Spanish war the
committBe has increased the usual ap-
propriation by three or four millions.
There are 35000 of such claims 30000
of which bave been allowed already.
An Applicant For Membership
the Chicago Board Of Trade.
Chicago Jao. 19. Sir Thomas Lip-
ton of Shamrock fame is an applicant
for membership in the Chicago Board
of Trade. The desire of Sir Thomas is
prompted by the faot that he owns a
large packing house here.
New York Jan. 19. Copper quiet
161; silver 59i; lead 4.45.
Daily Herald 15c. per week.
A Stranger Fights It Alone
In Room No. 10 Of the
Depot Hotel There.
LETTER TO HIS MOTHER
A Telegram To His Lodge
Mates In Altman Colo-
rado Brings An Order
For His BuriaL
Special Correspondence of the Herald.
Deming N. M. Jan. 18. In a-
strange land with no witness of his
rash act but with tbe arms of the
fraternity of which be was a member
stretched out from far off Colorado to.
lay him tenderly away Chris T-
Eegera of Santa Rita foughu what be
gruesomely called "an American duel"
and died in his room at the Depot
hotel here. .
The unfortunata man arrived in
Deming on Monday night on the train
from Silver City aad registered at the
hotel. The porter found him. dead in
On the tible in the room was found
an uasealed lettar directed to his
mother Mrs. Theresa Eggers Littl9
Palls Ma in whioh he stated that
he was about to engage In an "Ameri-
can duel" that he was fully conscious
of what he was about to do although
he complained of "his head not being
There was also a wrltt3n request
that a telegram be sent to "Free Coin-
age Miners' TJnion" Altman Colo.
stating that he was in good standing in
that lodge. On the reverse 6ide of
the same paper was written the follow-
ing: "I have got a dandy set of brains
haven't I? But my month was dead
for me. My bett regards to Roger
A loaded 42-calibre ball dog pistol
was on the table at tbe head of tbe
bed also aa empty bJttle mtrxed oo-
eighth ounce eulphata morphine and
glass that showed the dregs of
morphine in the bottom. A purse
containing S3 in 6llver and a silver
watch with plated chain and locket-
was on the table also. A gold ring -taken
from bis finger was marked C-
E. on the ioslde.
The authorities were at oace notifi-
ed and a coroner's jury impaneled
consisting of Thos. Ma-shall Richard
Hudson H. P. Alcott Tony Earmann
Otto Smith and Geo. L. Shakespeare.
The jury accompanied by Justice
of the Peace Louis I. Marshal at once
repaired to the hotel when upon the
arrival of Dr. T. J. Wells all went to
the room. There stretched upon the
bed were found the remains of the mas
who tired of battling with the ad-
versities of the world he oalmly taken
his own life.
Tbe body was still quits warm and for
a short time it was thought that there
might yet be a spark of life left but
after working faithfully for a time tbe
doctor was compelled to pronounce him
The verdict of the jury was that de
ceased came to his death from the ef-
fects of morphine poisoning voluntari-
ly administered by himself.
The remains were taken to the un
dertaking parlors of J. A. Mahoney
and prepared for burial and on an or-
der from his lodge at Altman Colo.
were buried here yesterday.
A BOLD SWIMMER
Arrested Because He Took To the
. water Rather Tban Walt For a
NEW YORK. Jan. 19. About n
eighth of a mile out from shore and
swimming witn bold strokes for the
New Jersey shore the tug Nyack last
nl?ht found a man who was unwilling-
ly pulled aboard and taken ashore. He
was given over to a policeman and
The man crave his name as Jamn A.
Coulter a Finn. 38 veara old and
commission merchant at Newark. He
said he bad gone to the ferry to go
home and found that the boat had
pulled out. so he decided not to wait
for the next boat but to swim.
$1.50 in premium stamos for Sl.OO
cash spent at our store today and to
morrow f rlee Bros. Grocers.
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