El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 74, Ed. 1 Friday, March 30, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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4:30 p. a.
EL PASO TEXAS FRIDAY MARCH 30 1900.
20th YEAR NO. 74
PRICE 5 CENTS.
Uncensored Report Of the
Battle Of Spion
A LITTLE SPARTAN BAND
Of 350 Burghers Cut Briton's
Two Thousand To Pieces
In the Mountain
New York. March 30. An unoen-
tored account of the battle of Spion
Kop Is published in the World this
mornlDc.F The copy as brought to
New York by Aeelstant Secretary Davis
of the interior department. The story
tella of the horrors suppressed by the
British of their crushing defeat by
handful of Burghers.
The Boerg actually engaged number
ed 350 Hlllegas the correspondent
eeys.and the Brltirh forces no lees than
2000. The BritUh left 650 dead on the
hill top and 150 on the eastern slope.
The 350 Beers also captured 200 prison
era and Joet only fifty killed and 123
wounded of tteir own forces.
Six decapitated British 6oldiers were
foundinthe captured position their
beads lying some fifteen feet from
their bodies. It is suggested they
tbeir o wn'c fficers
the white feather.
by the ' swords of
when tbey showed
The fight began in
the mouttain mists a-jd the Burghers
got so close that they seized the rifles
from the hards of rome of the British
General Botha who captured Spion
Kop. is the hero of the hour like
Dewey at Manila and ia mentioned
for the presidency. Bctha is a farmer
and modestly claims to Knw more
about sheep raising than about fight
leg. tie is only it) ata a. nod every
year of that time has been spent
raising sheep and cattle on large
ranges of land in the Vrjheld district
of the Tren&vaal.
AN ADVANCE NEXT WEEK
London March 30. The recall of
the foroe which last week marched
west from Kimberley into Grlquiland
district is taken to indicate tb&t
Lord Roberts's plan for an advance all
along the line is nearly completed
"The impression Is general that next
week will see the advance begun. A
dispatch from Bloemfontein shows
that the Boers are moving southward
from Kroonstadt in considerable force.
It is not likely that this force will
make a very determined res'stance to
THE AQUATIC DERBY
Oxford And CambrFce To Compete
London March 30. The great
annual boat race between the univer-
sity teams of Ojford and Cambridge
fondly termed the aquatic Derby
by all lovers of boat-racing in
England takes piaoa on the Thames
tomorrow. The rase will round out a
balf-century of consecutive contests
between the light and dark blue crews
which have competed for honors each
year ever the same course since 1S50.
There is as much interest in to mor-
row's event as in any previous year
and probably more so by reason of
Cambridge's victory last y3ar in
snatching the honors from Oxford in
whose hands they had remained for
. . -t t . r i . i t . . .
a lull uecaua wiiuuut a oreatc. uoia
c.ews took their final practice spin
today several thousand people a
go31y number belonging to the bet-
ting fraternity turning out to form
their final judgment on the performan-
ces of the two crews. Since commenc-
ing strict training bath crews have
s'lown fairly consistent improvement.
JOae Cambridge carsmen in tr.ilotog
in Cookham were fclugglsh in thslr
recovery at the start but during the
last week have gained greatly in live-
liness. The Oxfordscoa3hed by D. II.
M'Lean have considerably Improved
hnih in nnlfnrmltT of work and in the
time of their blades. Of the two crews
however the greater improvement
has undoubtedly been made by Cam
bridge and as a result the light-blues
ar. all irht.lv the favorite in the
UNEASY IN CHICAGO
The Strike Situation Growing More
Serious From Day To Day.
Chicago March 30. There is in
creased lawlessness on the part of the
striking union men. An attempt to
murder Won. Goerlich a striking
eteaamfitter on a street car last night
and the serious assaulting of James B
Fitch oontractor by union pickets
adds a black chapter to the labor situa
There is considerable uneasiness and
agltatfon over the entire situation
which in some parts Is fast growing
desperate. Agents of contractors are
accused of stopping at nothing to
break ud union picketing. Non union
men are going to their work armed.
claiming that police protection is in
sufficient. Crowds of angry men can
be eeen arounl libor headquarters
A Brooklyn Theatre Chosen For the
New York. March 30. it is not
often that a Brooklyn theater is chosen
for a blur metropolitan benefit but
that to be given at the Montauk thea
ter in that borough this afternoon
promises to be as notable as any ever
given at this end of the bridge.
TV.r. Kxofit I In all! nt Vi i nlnm
Fund of America and the Montauk
theater was offered for the occasion
through the courtesy of its manager
Mrs. Isabel Slnn-Hoyt.
Among those who have volunteerd
thair eervices are Mr. and Mrs. Ken
dal. Franc! Wilson Lydia Yeamans
Titus Marshall P. Wilder and
several of the Grau soloist.
The War Correspondent Who Mar
rled An American Girl Is Dead.
London March 30. Archibald
Forbes the famous war correspondent
Is dead. Forbes has been in poor
health for years. He was war corre
spondent of the London Daily News
throughout the Franco-Prussian war
during the Paris commune in numer-
ous Indian campaigns and throughout
the Ruseo-Turklah war. He lectured
on war subject? in England America
snd Australia and published a number
of books of his recollections. Forbes
was tS8 years old. His wife who sur
vives him is a daughter of the late
Gen. M. C. Meigs U. S. A.
By Outlaws In a Battle In Arizona
Navajce Springs Ariz. March 30.
A fight between a band of outlaws and
a posse iook place inursaay near
Pine Springs Arizona. Two outlaws
were capturedand two officers. Gus Gib
bons and Frank Lesen both citizens of
St. John's Ariz. killed. A big posse
is now in pursuit of the remaining
Of Iowa Cuts His Throat With a
Waterloo Iowa March 30. Hon.
Lore Alford ex-speaker of the Iowa
house of representatives committed
suicide this morning by cutting h's
throat with a razor. Failing health is
the supposed cause.
A SACK OF GOLD
Carried Away By a Sub-Treasury
Clerk In Chicago.
Chicago. March 30. Clyde Wal-
ace the former sub-treasury clerk
was found guilty last night of stealing
a sack containing $5000 gold from the
eub-trcasury vault. Seateuc3 has not
BORN IN A PALACE
Daughter To Governor-General
And Mrs. Wood.
Havana Maroh 30. A daughter
was born oa Thursday to Governor
General and Mrs. Leonard Wood.
This Is the first child so far as known
ever born in the palaoe.
New York March 30.--Copper 163:
silver 59: lead 4.45.
"uoo" iayior can ma ire tne most
misanthropic laugh or bring tho tear
to the eye of the coldest and most indifferent.
AT A HOTEL
Parents Profess Their
Sorrow And Re-
WILL WATCH IN SECRET
They Say In a Note the
Innocent Whom They
Consign To Cold
New York Maroh 30. In a room
In Smith & McNalPa hotel this morn
ing a female baby about two weeks
old was found. The child had been de
serted by a man and woman who
registered as "Thorn is Chamberlain
and wife Newburgh N. Y." The
baby was tastefully and richly dressed
and pinned to it was a new 310 bill and
a note written in a woman's hand
writing which said:
"This act is done to save the good
name and honor or an old respeotea
family and save innocent persons from
disgrace: also to preserve the further
usefulness of guilty persons who are
heartily repentant for their sinful acts
and who sincerely desire to live better
"Please see that this child is given
a good home. It will be wateaed
secretly by its parents who will see to
it that money is supplied from time to
time to help pay for its support.
"Better not try to trace the parents
Do no good but bring disgrace on in
The waif was taken to Bellevue hos
pital where it will be temporarily
THAT PARK PETITION
Judge Crosby And the Hills Estate
Claim Equal Shares In the Lots
Where Buckler Square Is Sit
In regard to the petition submitted
to the council laet night from J. F.
Crosby and wife and the heirs of Wil
liam S. Hills as to the ownership of
Buckler square end the adjoining lot
Attorney A. G. Foster by whom the
petition was filed said:
'The petition is a necessary prelim
inary to any suit that may be brought.
We sent one petition to the council
and it was pigeonholed for a year or
more and we simply asked that some
action be taken. I don't know yet
what may be done further. Judge
Crosby 's interest is an undivided one
eighth of tho south half of blocks 7 and
8 Hart or the fractional blocks in and
20 of the Mills map aad the Hills in
terest Is the same."
Judge Crosby objects to the report
published In the morning paper which
he says makes the Impression that he
was the only one claiming possession of
the park whereas others are equally
The Train Robber Captured
A dispatch from Evanston Wyo.
say?: Matts Burts the much wanted
Cochise train robber was captured
here this morning by Deputy Sheriff
Grover. Grover and his prisoner will
start for Tombstone tonight.
The Organ M!nlng District.
T. B. Mills of Las Vega and G. A.
Tandy proprietor of the Kio Grande
hotol at Las Cruces came down on
the Santa Fe train this morning. Mr.
Mills has been up looking over the
Organ mialog district and predicts
that it will become a great camp In
the near future. Large amounts of
eastern capital are being Invested and
work Is belli? prosecuted with great
activity and great quantities of high
graio ore are being uncovered. "Few
people in El Paso realize the impor-
tance of this camr."s3id Mr. Mills.
Itav. Aba Mulkey.a noted evangelist
Is in the city and will conduct a series
of revlv-dl-j ai the First M. E. church.
The Br:-t meeting will b3 hell tonight
at 8 with a service tomorrow morning
at 10. -no.
Wong Shee a Chinaman who has
been in jil since December was order
ed deported this morning.
Then Through the "Death"
Cafe In Gay
COL. BREWER LEADS
His Audience Last Night
With a Glimpse At the
Last night Chopin hall was well fill
ed with people of all ages of all de
nominations aad of cone and of all
conditions of life who were attracted
by the announcement that Lieut. Col.
Brewer of the Salvation army was
again to speak. They came expecting
to hear something worth hearing an
they w.ere not' disappointed. The
colonel held the attention of hi
audience from firetto last at one time
exciting them to laughter by some
funny story aptly illustrating his poln
and at others holding them spell
bound with his narrative of the hor
rors of the Indian famine or his de
scription of th-s terrible social con
dltion of the poverty ' tricken toiling
masses of Europe or of the slums and
oafes of Paris.
THE INDIAN FAMINE.
Before beginning his lecture on the
subject of the evening Col. Brewer
touched on the famine in Iadia. There
he said were today sixty millions of
natives reduced to absolute want and
dying of starvation. Want stalked
abrcad in the land and thousands were
slowly dying of hunger.
He then told of the work of the Sal
vation army in relieving this distress.
This was he said the week set aside
by them as a week of prayer and self
denial to raise funds to help out In this
work. They expeoted to raise $5000
Half of this would go to India for the
famine stricken people and the other
half to the home missions. When he
said five cents would buy food enough
to keep a native alive for a week it
could be easily seen how much gcod
that sum could accomplish. On the
other hand when one remembered the
va6t number of people involved it was
easily-seen the immensity of the task
involved In the work of relief and how
much was needed to carry it on.
THE CAFES OK PARIS.
After this Col. Brewer turned his
attention to his European tour and the
subject announced for toe evening
The Cafes of Paris." He began with
a recital of his i jumev from Nw
York to London last July for the pur
posed attending the international con
gress of the army enlivening the nar-
rative with incidents of the trip.
While at London he was ordered to
the continent and ta Paris where he
arrived at the very time that the
Drejf us trial was in progress and the
- city seemingly on the very verge of a
'fae speaker after telling of the
beauties of Paris and Its magnifioent
streets parks and buildings then turn.
ed to the other side the slums. In that
city he said no man's lifo was safe for
an instant in the slum quarters. No
one ventured there but criminals who
made it tLe'r home. The police dared
not go there and if a murder was being
committed there uo protection could
be expeoted from them. These people
however respected the Salvation army
and Its uniform wa-t a passport any-
where and in wearer came and went
with perfect safety. In the very heart
of this district was one of their head-
quarters where worujn o.' the army
stayed alone and unprotec'el without
the c-lightebt molestation.
Col. Brewer thea tel l bow in com-
pany with two of tbe rlum officers of
the army he went through this district
Into Its tll tenements whura people
lived huddled together likd aniinals
aad into its dives. Th:.re h; saw why
thesep iopl-3 were hiter of the govern-
ment and every tiling th-vt sivored of it
as they believed thai it w.n the up-
holJcr of the conditions ibati kept them
poor and starvirg end iu rsitery. It
ligioa tbey regarded t a part of tho
stat: as ia France there is uoion of a.l
churches witn tho s'a e tad their
minister? receive tal-irles from tlio
government. When thi Salvation
army firtt csme tbey looked upon it
as simply another church come for the
game purpose and persecuted them but
they f aw that th's was not the case.
They ceased to persecute and began to
love and respect it.
THE THREE CAFES.
The speaker then turned to th
tnree cares or Harts known as
"Heaven Hell and Death." These
places of blasphemy he visited in one
night. The cafe of "Hell" was th
first visited. At the door stood a man
dressed to represent the devil who in
vited you to coma in saying: ''Eater
damnea soul." within the place was
fixed to represent as nearly as poB
sible "hell" as popularly supposed
to exist. On the walls were ekulls and
orosebones. To the right was re
presented the bottomless pit with
flames shooting up. Here eat music
lana attired as devils. There also was
shown the lake of fire. The waiters
were dressed as devils in red wearin
horns and tails and carrying a pair of
THE CAFE OF HEAVEN
This was next visited and it was
great contrast with the last. It is an
elegant building. An elegantly
dressed attendant stood at the door and
invited all to enter. Within it was
magnificently lighted with hundreds of
incandesoent lights. The furnishings
were of the very finest.
At the end of the hall was an altar
and to the right a pulpit. At the altar
a man attired as a priest mlmioked the
church ceremonies. In the pulpit
man in the robes of a bishop preached
a mock Eermon. His text was ' Gold
is our God and pleasure is ou
Heaven. A man dressed as a priest
meanwhile went around the building
with a palot brush and pretended to
bless the . people. The waiters were
dressed in white from head to foot and
on their shoulders they wore wings to
represent angels. As they went around
they sang ribald songs.
ice golden staircase leading to
Heaven was represented. A golden
calf was brought in and carried around
and the people bowed before it.
"I asked one young man who spoke
English "said Col. Brewer." why they
did this. And he satd: 'Well we are
so disgusted with the churches that we
do this to ridicule and degrade every
thing that they hold to be sacred.
They make a great pretense of religion
but we can't see that they are any bet
ter man otners. in fact thev are
worse and are in it simply to make
money. We do this to show our hatred
and contempt for them." '
Col. Brewer proceeded to argue
Trom this the responsibility resting
upon Christians leading bad lives and
giving occasion for sueh criticism.
Wha'.ever one might think the
speaker said of the value of ritualism
and ceremonies in religion such
mockery as was enacted in that cafe
he considered as blasphemous and
THE CAFE OF DEATH.
This third and last of the three cafes
was dark and gruesome. The door
keeper was dressed in black from head
to foot and never smiled. He spoke
only in solemn monotones.
Within tho place was dark and
gloomy and dimly lighted. Oa the
walls were huug orapa aad pictures to
represent death. Instead cf tables
there were coffins at which to sit and
on entering an attendant said to each
person "Choose your own coffin."
The waiters were dressed in black and
walked with solemn measured steps.
They never spoke unless addressed.
when they answered in solemn mono
"This I was told" said Col. Brewer
'was only the ante chamber of the
Djatb Cafe but I did not wait to see
mora and I was gild to get out.
Thes9 cafes are nst resorts of the
poor" said the speaker; "on the con
trary I did of t see a poorly dressed
person while I was there. From their
ppearatjca all belonged to the well to
do fashionable set."
The lec'.ure was enlivened by sing-
ing led by Major Ludgate. The crowd
remaiaed to tho last. Thev were in a
generous mood and over 815 was sub-
scribed to the army.
The county court this morning con-
tinued until the May term the case of
Mrs. August Meisel vs. Mrs. Sallee
Lewis for the guardianship of a child.
This is the case wherein a negro
woman has possession of a little white
girl tho illegitimate offspring of
prominent parents: and an effort is be-
ing made to have another guardian
appointed on the alleged ground that
the Lewis woman is unsuited to have
the custody of the child.
"Ujb" Taylor Is tne legitimate suc-
cessor of Ingereoll possessing as he
does all the latter's eloquence and wit
without his peculiar religious views.
Daily Herald 15c. per wee'
The Prospects Of Having a
BRIGHTER EVERY HOUR
Colts Show Up In Good Form
On the Santa Fe Dia-
mond This After-
noon The prospects for a first clas base
ball club in El Paso seem to grow
brighter every day and this city will
surely have a orackerjack aggregation
of leather chasers in the race for the
A team of locals is to be organized
Sunday evening whioh will be strength-
ened by enough outside talent to make
it a formidable opponent to any team.
Noyes oung Hackett Bulger Mark-
ley and Johnson have signified their
willingness to ply with the team
which is to take the nme of a' large
business house that has a national
Their idea as far as can be learned
is to lay out a park on the line of the
Mag ffin avenue street cars that will
be accessible to the public. This
should prove a good move in the inter-
est of the game as two clubs would not
be too many for a city of ours'ze.
Tucson opens its season tomorrow
with a gam3 with the uoivarslty boys
fact that proves conclusively that
they have no intentions of gt-ulngleft
on account of a late start.
The Phoeuix high school bjys are
organizing clubs and will challenge
aay other school team. What is the
muter with- El Paso's high school
cadets? Their opportunities for dis-
tinction oa the diamond never were
better and a litt'.e energy on their pirt
would bring: this city to the front it
every line of honest healthful sport.
Wka up boys! Dm't 1; El Paso
bring up the rear.
The colts were out this afternooi o"i
the Santa Fs siredt praetica grounds
aal showed up in reraii-iabli form
much lmprovem iai bsia? niticai
every day. What an infield Bolger
Mirkley Irvia and Jaioby would
make: Oa Sioday April 8ta. tiev ex-
pest to opan tha praetic-3 season with
le Deming team. Tnat sh jull ba a
3d hot old bttls for a start3r taa
windmill city" b3ys having admin
istered a dose of defsaS to their old
rivals of Silver City by th3 one sided
score of 15-3 only a week ago.
Sullivan Shiuers ail Bjljr ara
no v caaildates to.' tii3 initial sa-2k
gaardianihlp. Wjbbsr Mrklay aal
Njyes will handle the pal and mask.
Young Walsh and Waldman are so far
tha only candidate! for the pitching
6taff though Marklev is a twlrler of
no ire&n ability. Outfielders? Why
thare are adozsa and no fault to find
with any of them.
Soma employer of E. Paso oould
assist the base ball bxta by engaging
good player who cai prove his worth.
off as well as on the diamond. A
eobir industrious aid c-jascieailous
worker who Is aa expert ball player
would like a situatloa here.
Everyone bj at tho grounds Sunday
nd watch the boys at prast'c-!
The Interest in the contest for the
Hervld championship pennact In-
rjase daily aal .tha Herald hooes
to publish oeford rut ay days tha list of
all the cluos entered for the south-
westera clnm jionahip g ru is. ft will
beagraodoll strangle fr-ojj stirt to
finish and provide grca base ball to
the lovers of the gams.
Our neighbor Doming wi I undoubt-
edly be in the field for championship
honors as Manager Clarke hai u team
capable of holding Its own wlib any of
them. He 9ays in his lett?r:
Demi no N. M. Ma -oh 27 li00.
Mgr. Ussald Champousbip Base Bail
tournament Hekald oiiice hll
Dear Sir: Replying to your favor of
tho 21t ins. would say that if you
w.ll send ma a copy of paper contain-
ing conditions of the championship
raia 1 will then let you know at once
whet her cr not we wi-jh t eater.
K. G. Clarke.
Mjr. Demtoir Mine Hall Club.
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