El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 35, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 10, 1900 Page: 1 of 12
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EL PASO TEXAS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 10 1900.
20th YEAR NO. 35
PRICE 5 CENTS.
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TO-DAs s xsr jsu v
Safely Crosses To The South
Bank Of The Tugela
TO AVOID A SLAUGHTER
Of The Gallant Fellows Who
Are Eager To Follow Him
Either To Life Or
Fkere River Feb. 9 (Delayed).
Gen. Bulier safely reerossed to the
south bank of the Tugela river yester-
day finding that fire from the enemy's
heavy guns would needlessly sacrifice
life if he advanced in that direction
The above dispatch is the first from
British sources saying that Buller has
actually retired to the south bank of
the rivers It confirms the report from
Boer sources received . yesterday
which described Buller'a retreat as
an accomplished fact.
WHY MACDOXALD FELL BACK.
Capetown Feb. 10. A dispatch
from Modder river explains that Gen
MaoDonald was ordered back from
Koodoosberg because the Boers had
disappeared as a result of the move
ment by General Babblngton threat-
ing their rear.
BOERS NOW AFTER BCLLEIt
Frere Camp Feb. 9. (Delayed).
The Boers north of the Tugela are
moving and it looks as though they
were trying to execute a flank move
meat against Buller.
BOERS CAPTURE A TOWN
PlETERMARITZBURG Feb. 10. The
Boers have taken Inkandhla a town in
Zululand. The local
up the magazine in the town and made
his escape before the Boers entered.
From New York For the Holy
Land And Europe.
New York. Feb. 10. Amid cheers
fr-om a. Iarra crowd and much embrac-
ing. hand-shaking and other tokens of
farewell a large party of modern pil
grims to the Holy Land sailed today on
the Fuerst Bismarck. The party which
includes men and women from many
parts of the country is under the spir
itual guidance of Rev. J. Wilbur Chap
man and Rev. Ford C. Ottman both of
The original plan was to limit the
party to college men and their families.
but the prospectus was so alluring and
there were so many applications from
the members of Dr. Chapman's church
the Fourth Presbyterian and from
others who heard of the plan that the
first idea was abandoned and the party
sailing today includes men and women
from ail walks of life.
It is planned to spend four or five
weeks in the Holy Land and an equal
length of time in a journey through
Europe so that the pilgrims will not
return to American shores before the
latter part of May.
CLARK. OF MONTANA
May Resign From the United States
Senate Before He Is Threatened
New York Feb. 10. A Washing
ton dispatch to the World says that
Senator Clark of Montana who seems
in imminent danger of being unseated
will not permit his case to come to a
vote if he sees he will ba defeated. He
will resign and thus save himself the
humiliation of defeat. This statement
is credited to "a man who knows the
By the Washington Post As the Man
For the Vice Presidency.
Washington Feb. 10. The Post
an independent administration paper
in an editorial this morning advocates
the nomination of Horace Porter of
New York ambassador to France for
vice president. (
THE WAR CHEST
Of Aguinaldo Said To HaveBeenAug-
mented From a Mysterious Source
London Feb. 10. Senor Lopez of
the Filipino junta here told your car-
respondent today that the war in the
Philippines is by no means over.
Aguinaldo's force he says la in
stronger position than ever while hia
war chest ha9 bsen augmented from a
source which woulu amaze the Wash-
Union Alcn la Chicago Defy the New
Rules Of the Contractors
Chicago Feb. 10. Building opera-
tions throughout Chicago will come to
a standstill for an indefinite period at
noon today as a result of action of the
building trades' council last even-
ing. The council instructed all union men
to take the usual Saturday half holi-
daywhIchi8provided for under the
Old agree men u.
This step openly defies the contrac-
tors' new rule6 which require 'men to
work eight hours on Saturday fini-witil
the contractors it was to be a final
test as to whether union men would re
main in their old positions.
His Case Went To the Jury This
New York Feb. 10. The Molln
neaux case went to the jury this after
noon. When the court finished the
chare-e nearly 6veryoce expected a
verdict of guilty or at the very least
DINED WITH HANNA
At a House Warming In Washington
Washington Feb. 10. President
and Mrs. McKinley were the guests
last evening of Senator and Mrs. Han-
na at their new home on Lafayette
Square. It was an Informal house
The Ex-Empress Of France Said To
Be Dying In Paris.
Paris Feb. 10. Ex-Empress Euge
nie tne widow oi iNapoieon in ia very
ill at-the Continental hotel here and
ia said to be dying. The Bonaparte'
I family has been summoned to her be
Has High Hopes Of El Paso Securing
the Stockmen's Convention
J. F. Cooke who has for mafny years
Deen largely interested in the cattle
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yuaciers ab owuiru is euenamg toe
week at Hotel Zeiger. Mr Cooke said
to a Herald reporter today that he is
more favorably impressed! with El
Paso on each visit and in ail probabili
ty will locate here. 1
Like Mr. W. J. Cox h thinks El
Paso's chances for the convention of
the National Live Stockj association
are very good. "1 anticipate a fight
between Kansas City Omaha and
Chicago" said Mr. Cooke f and in that
case l consider H.1 Paso) good com
promising ground as ibere buyers
would likely find more stock raisers
than at any other point in ihe west."
Mr. Cooke reports tbecatJtlc business
in the territory in a flourishing condi-
tion but very few sales are being
made owing to the wide difference be
tween buyers and sellers cn prices.
Tennesseeans meet nna Make Ar
rangements For the Governor
Tne Tennessee society fceid a short
meeting last night to arrange for the
coming of Gov. Bob Taylcf r ef Tennea
see. President A. F. tjoles of the
society was instructed td arrange all
details for tha lecture as Well as nam
ing the date. Mr. Coles skid the lec
ture would not be given before the lat
ter part of March. )
A short business session was held at
which the following new members
were received : R. F. Catfapbcll Jno.
Julian and R. D. Greets Jof El Paso
and Hon. A. B. Fall and ivlfe. of Las
J. he Seventh grade In Cfenter public
school under their teashdr Miss Mc-
Kie gave a musical entertainment at
Chopin hall last evening? and were
greeted by a very good aildience. The
receipts go to the People's Library
which is a worthy caue and one
deserving of every success. The re
ceipts from the entertainnhebt by the
sixth and seventh grades under Miss
Barckley at D. R. Fiancis ball
Thursday night also wefat to the lib
in the Heraqd's "Great
The End Of The Political
Struggle Believed To Be
And The Assembly To Be Re-
convened In The Capitol
Building In Frankfort
Frankfort Ky. Feb. 10. The
end of the Kentucky political strug-
gles is now in sight. Governor Taylor
has ordered Adjutant General Collier
to send home the Barbourville mi
litla company now stationed at London
Collier's assistants are making ar
rangements to send the companies of
the Second regiment now here home
today. In fact by night there will be
a few soldiers in the city if trains
can be secured to take them
Some time today Governor Taylor
will issue a proclamation reconvening
the assembly in the capitol building
in th.Is city probably next Monday
He will say that there no longer exists
a state of insurrection or danger in
Frankfort giving that as a reason for
Taylor ia resigned that the courts
must settle the election trouble. He
thinks that it is a foregone conclusion
that the courts of Kentucky would hold
that the legislature acted legally when
it seated Goebel and Beckham.
Taylor wants to sign tbe Louisville
TAYLOR WILL NOT SIGN.
Frankfort Ky. Feb. 10. The
crowd of republicans that came to the
conference today at Governor Taylor's
invitation grew to such proportions
that the meeting adjourned from Tay
lor's room to the hall of the house of
representatives in the capitol. Gov
ernor Taylor crossed over to the
capitol and entered the conference
Several speeches were made and short-
ly after 1 o'clock Taylor refused to
sign the peace protocol drawn up at
LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE IN LOUISVILLE.
Louisville Feb. 10. With Gov
ernor Beckham Joe Blackburn and
other democratic leaders at Louisville
everything is in readiness for the or-
ganization of the state government.
Beckham said: "The legislature here
which is now in working order will be
There are many indications of troub-
le if arrests are attempted. Detec-
tives are watching the trains for Cecil
and Howard the republicans bearing
the warrants. They will be arrested
on the common felony charge searched
for concealed weapons and locked up.
Should the legislators be arrested
habeas corpus proceedings will be in
THAT MARATHON SHOOTING
Nixon Who Did the Shooting Under
These further details of the shooting
at Marathon noted exclusively in the
Herald a few days ago are taken from
tbe Alpine Avalanche.
There was another 1 shooting scrape
Wednesday night at Marathon in
which Bud Granger -was shot twice by
BillNixou (not Alpine's Bill Nixon)
and Victoriano Delgado of Alpine
was mortally wounded by a stray bul-
let. We have been unable to get particu
lars but it seems that Granger and
Nixon had some trouble in the Elite
saloon where Granger was tending bar
and Nixon went away got a pistjl and
returning opened fire on Granger
shooting him once in the side and once
in the arm neither wound we under-
stand being serious. The Utter it is
said bad a shot gun bandy but did
not use it for fear of killing innocent
A stray bullet from Nixon's pistol
struck Victoriano Dolado in the
stomach and tbe unfortunate man died
last night about 8 o'clock. Deceased
was one of tbe early settlers of Alpine
and one of our best Mexican citizens.
He has a home here.
Nixon is under arrest.
R. B. ISAAC
Sensational Incident At San-
derson Texas When the
Arrest Was Made.
Superintendent Martin Be-
lieves the Accused Is In-
nocent Of the Crime
It. B. Isaac was this morning brought
back from Sanderson by Ben Jenkins
who had been specially deputized to ar
rest him on a warrant charging bige
So much comment had been created
by tbe marriage of Isaac to Miss Lucy
Kneeland and so much indignation
had been aroused by the report
former marriages that tbe officers
here feared trouble' and took precau-
tion to avoid any demonstration at the
Supt. Martin telegraphed down the
lice to the engineer on the incoming
train to recognize the signal of Speciel
Officer Raynor and be and Deputy
Ed. Bryant drove down in a buggy and
met and stopped the train at the T. &
There Deputy Jenkins and the pris
oner were found concealed in the la
dies' salon. Their plan had been to
remain there until the crowd at tbe
station should dispersa. However the
later plan seemed tbe better and
Isaac was taken by Deputies Bryant
and Jenkins to the jail. When be ar
rived at the jail he asked Capt. Lyons
to protect him and this the jailer as
sured him he would do.
At the station there was a crowd of
between fifty and seventy curious peo
ple and these dispersed when they
were told by Officer Raynor who came
in on the train that Isaac was not. on
Mrs. Kneeland and Mrs. Jenkins
with Mrs. Iesac left the train at the
depot and were driven at occe to tbe
Kneeland home on San Antonio street.
ai tne jan isaac asuea lor some
thing to eat and alight lunch of coffee
and toast was ordered sent in to him
by Jailor Lyons. He refused to make
any statement -until this afternonD
when he promised to give a statement
After dinner he was transferred
from the holdover cell to a cell on the
upper tier and no one was admitted
to see him by his own request except
When seen by a Herald reporter
this afternoon he again refused to
make a statement on the ground that
he had not yet seen his attorneys. He
bad not at that hour employed an
attorney but said that he desired to
get Mr. Patterson of Patterson and
WHAT ISAAC SAYS.
In answer to various questions
Isaac finally said: "I prefer your
waiting until I get an attorney when
shall make in full the statement I
should like to make now.
"However I will say this: that I
have been married twice to Mrs. Lucy
McKenzle in Los Angeles and to Mrs.
Virginia Bishop in San Francisco. I
have been divorced from both.
"My. divorce from Mrs. McKenzie
was previous to my marriage to Mrs.
Bishop though I cannot now remem
ber the dates of either the marriage
or the divorce.
"The divorce from Mrs. McKenzie
was procured by her and not In Albu
querque but iniBoston. She got a di
vorce because of my drinking habits.
As to the statement tbat I squandered
her money it is all untrue because the
whole McKenzie family never had as
much as $60000 a9 they allege.
"I was married to Mrs. Bishop in
San Francisco and the divorce was
granted there. I do not remember the
date of tbe time it was granted. She
procured tbe divorce and not I. Ican-
not tell you why tbe divorce was grant-
ed (t was not becaue of my drinking
habits in this instance."
BEN JENKINS'S STORY.
Ben Jenkins this morning was very
tired after a sleepless vigil cf 36 hours
buf he was relieved to get back again.
They reached Sandereon according
to Mr. Jenkins about six o'clock Fri
day morning and Isaac who saw them
from the baggage room ran from there
up to the rooms he had rented and was
occupying. They fallowed them and
found Mr. andMrs.Ieaac in their rooms.
Then all walked together to tbe hotel
in a little adobe building. There to
Mr. Jenkins's questioning Isaac first
denied that be had ever been married
at all before and when asked about
Mrs. McKenzie said that he bad
heard of her but asked to bs allowed
to talk with Mrs. Isaac privately. This
was refused and he said then tbat he
had been married and to Mrs. McKen-
zie but that he had been divorced.
He denied any other marriage.
Jenkins then asked him to return to
El Paso with him and Isaac refused.
Thereupon in the presence of Isaac
and the three ladies the warrant
charging him with bigamy was read to
Isaac and he was placed under arrest.
HOW JENKINS MET A BLUFF
During the day a man named Car-
ruthers owner of the house in which
Iaao roomed demanded of Jenkins hi
authority for making the arrest and
said that he shouic -ncv" be amxKicMtrt
take his prisoner to Ei Paso until he
gave some evidence that he would be
protected. Mr. Jenkins promptly de-
putized another man and told Car-
ruthers and his friends that he intend-
ed bringing Isaac here and he did.
At one time Mr. Jenkins asked
Isaac what he had done with a certain
sum of money that Mrs. Isaac had
drawn from the bank and given to him.
This was in the presence of Mrs. Knee
land and Mrs. Isaac and Isaac re
nlied in such an insulting way direct
ing his answer to them that Mr. Jen
kins knocked him down.
No one had up to 3:30 offered to
furnish bond for Isaac though 'JuSge
Spencer said that he would let him
out on bond if proper security were
furnished. Mr. Martin superintend
ent ef the G. H. denied this morning
that he had any intention of going on
Ieaac's bond as had been reported.
The grand jury met this afternoon
at 2 o'clock to consider tbe Isaac case
Ben Jenkins who made the arrest
and O. W. McKenzie Isaac's stepson
who swore out the complaint have
it is understood been summoned be-
Chief of Police Lockart has tele
graphed to Los Angeles and other
points for information as to Isaac's
past career but at 3 o'clock he stated
to a Herald reporter that no reply
bad been received.
It is understood that Mrs. Isaac
stated to some friends todav that she
ntlonger trusts the man 6he married.
WHAT CALIFORNIA RECORDS SHOW.
The most important actual news in
the case is contained in a telegram re
ceived by Superintendent Martin.
"Yes I received a telegram from
California last night" eaid Mr. Mar-
tin this afternoon ''and in it the state
ment was made that the reoords sho w
tbat Isaac bad been married twice and
legally divorced twic. I went to the
ja-l this morning and saw the young
man and he confirmed this statement.
He said nothing to 'me about bond
My impression is that he is innocent of
tbe charge and hat his people are
sending on Or will send documents ry
evidence to prove it."
The grand jury this afternoon at
3:40 returned a true bill indicting R.
B. Isaac on a charge of bigamy.
C. W. McKenzie went to the jail to
identify Isaac and Isaac stared at
him stiff as a statue without saying
vveii" said McKenzie "we
evening up matters now Dick."
But Isaac offered no reply.
Neither Mrs. Isaao nor any of
family has been to tbe jail today.
Big Company Incorporated'
Daniel Kelly Herbert Alfred Con
ner El Paso; wuiiam Bird John Col-
throp Joseph L f ay ette Taylor Jarilla;
Samuel Oscar Smith Sterling; and
Thomas Kelly El Paso this forenoon
filed incorporation papers at the office
of Secretary Wallace for the Amarillo
Mining company operating at Jarilla
Otero county. The capital of the com-
pany is $500000 divided into 500000
shares. The headquarters of the com-
pany are at Jarilla. The incorporators
are tbe directors of the company.
Upshaw Gave Bond.
Last Monday Bud Upshaw gave bond
and was liberated from the county jail.
His bondsmen are Bob and Will Jones
and Will Chaney and the amount was
$2500. Upshaw is to be tried at the
next term of district court on the
charge of killing Jap Powers which
ocourred near Knickerbocker several
years ago. San Angelo Standard.
Upshaw is the man who was brought
back via El Paso and incarcerated in
the jail here six weeks ago.
flowers daily at Potter & i
A LOAN AT
SIX PER CENT
Successfully Negotiated By
The- Masonic Com-
A SIGN OF TBE TIMES
That. Opens a New Vista Of
' Hope For El Paso And a
New Field For Loan
iTeaterday afternoon President A. M.
Sweeney of the Indiana State Life
Insurance company and James L. Allen
deputy auditor of insurance for the
state of Indiana had a conference with
the committee of the Masonic lodge in
reference to the loan offered by the cofcis-
pany for the erection of a new Maeo&o
block in this city . t
The loan was successfully negotiates
and carried out just as foretold. Noth-
ing occurred to mar the proceedings
and the deal was carried out without
tbe slightest hitch.
Tha amount of the loan is S40.0UO a
stated before. The interest will b
payable semi-annually at 6 per cen
and will run fifteen years. One e
pecialiy desirable feature is tne pro
viso that at any interest paying period
the lodge may pay such portion of the
principal as they may have the funds
to meet instead of waiting for the ex-
piration of th3 entire fifteen years.
This will enable the lodge to consider-
ably reduce the amount of interest to
be paid and obviate the necessity for a
sinking fund. The loan will oe secured
by a mortgage on the property and
A member of the committee said
this morning: "We will build a four
story building. That is our intention
now. It is not true thas the commit-
tee had any intention of asking for
$80000 or for any more than the $40-
000 tbat was originally proposed ."
The site of the proposal building is
at the corner of Mesa Avenue and San
Antonio street and is owned by the
local Masonic lodge. It is in the heart
of the business portion of the city and
is certain to be a paying investment
from the start. At present it is oovered
with a two story block aad sma!l one
story buildings which are renting at
high rates. The erection of such a
handsome block- as proposed by the
Masons can not fail to yield good re
turns and enable them to Quickly re
pay the loan.
There were those who feared that
the proposed new tax law with its tax
on mortgages night result in the with
drawal of the company's offer but this
question was not even mentioned.
Mr. Sweeney ex Dressed himself as
being highly pleased with El Paso
which he believes has a great future
before it. Mr. Allen has made a great
many friends during his short stay In
this city. Mr. Allen in addition to
his position as deputy auditor of insur-
ance is president of the Indiana insti-
tution for the education of the blind
and a delegate to the reDubllcan na
tional convention from Indiana.
It is understood that negotiations
are now In progress for the loaning
by the same company of at least $60OOq
more on real estate in this city at six
per cent interest. The money will be
used for business blocks and will be
distributed among several properties.
The State Life Insurance com nan v
will thus have $100000 invested here.
It is a hopeful sign of the times
this coming in of six per cent money
from the east. Even tbe banks realize
that this means better times for them.
The more six per cent money that
comes in the more new buildiugs
erected the more new Industries
established the more business there is
doing the more money the banks will
loan at ten per cent. The banks can-
not loan on real estate anyhow and
the field is a rich one for real estate
Other insurance companies are likely
to follow suit and money on mortgages
wfll be easier. But the proposed tax
on mortgages should be disposed of.
New York Feb. 10. Copper 16;
silver 60S; lead 4.45.
I The Southern Pacific delivered sixty
cars of oranges to the T. & P. today
which l8 a decided increase over the
last few days.
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