El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 114, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 16, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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EL PASO TEXAS WEDNESDAY. MAY 16. 1900.
20th YEAR NO. 114
PRICE 5 CENTS.
In London To-Day Over the
Reported Fall Of
BOERS IN TOWN LIMITS
But Whether They Surren
dered To the Garrison Or
Conquered It Is
London Msy 16. News of the re
lief of Mafeklngils anxiously awaited
tadKT. the more so as London is tor
tured by fear that the Boers by
supreme effort may have conquered
the garrison just as relief is approach
ing. Reports of an attack on Mafekicg
Saturday and Sunday are meagre and
ooEfllctinc. It BDDears certain that
there was a fierce battle at Gatestown
One report eays that the Boers are in
pDasesalon of Kaffirs Kraal within
the town limits. It is reported that
they held their position there though
aocordiug to another aocount they sur-
rendered. If the British in their re-
duced state and on f tarvatlon rations
succeeded in. driving off the Boers all
England will ring with praise of the
little carrleon's courage. The news
of the little operations elsewhere In
the war -today is insignificant. All
interest is manifested in the fate of
B London May 16. It is officially an
nouoced that Gen. Buller has occupied
Glencoe west of Dundee. The news
is contained in the following report
from Buller dated Dundee today:
"We occupied Glencoe yesterday
The Transvaalera hare now evacuated
the Biggarsberg positions and Free
Staters on the Drakentbergs are much
reduced in numbers. The Caroline
Sydenburg and Pretoria commands
trekked north with eleven guns and
eLtrained at Glencoe. The last train
and the ambulance left yesterday
morning. This result is largely due
to the excellent work of the fifth dlvi-
sioo the las- few days. Trains are now
running as far as Weteels Nek Ststion
half way between Lady smith and
London May 16. Lord Roberts re
ports from Kroonstadt under date of
May 15 as follows:
"Two officers and six men of the
Prince Alfred guards while foraging
yesterday were fired on by a party of
Boers who were hiding in a farm house
oq which a flap- of trucewas flying.
Twoofthemen were killed one of-
ficer wounded and the other officer and
two men oaptured. The owner of the
farm states that the Boers threatened
to shoot him when he protested against
the abuse of the white flag."
BOERS REPORTED REPULSED.
London May 16 A dispatch from
Lorenzo Marquez says it is reported
that the Boers have been repulsed at
Mafeking with heavy loss. No dates
are mentioned in the dispatch and it is
not certain whether it is a version of
Sunday's battle at Mafeking or relates
to subsequent fighting. However the
report is strengthening the belief that
Mafeking Is passing through the crisis
of the siege.
KRUGER ADVISED TO SURRENDER.
Cape town May 16. It is reported
that the Boer peace envoys on reach-
ing America advieed President Kruger
to surrender if the Boers are defeated
at Vaal river.
FOUR THOUSAND BOERS.
Dundee May 16 (delayed). The
Boers evacuating Dundee yesterday
numbered 4000 and have eighteen
New York May 16.--Copper
silver 60: lead 4.20
Mexican money .quotation at El Paso
Water Expected Tomorrow.
The river is still dry but water la ex-
pected by tomorrow as four feet
is reported at Chamberino about
twenty-five miles up the river. The
brush in the ditch across the river is
being removed in anticipation of the
6:00 P. M.
Games To-Day Scores
Telegraph To the
At St. Louis
New York 6
Fear Of a Strike In the Mlchlaan
Houghton Mich. May 16. There
are now 300 men idle at the Quinoy
Cocoola and Arcadia Copper mines. At
the Wolverine the miners west out
yesterday but returned to work when
their demands were met. There are
signs of unreal at other oopper mines
and it is feared the entire 15000 men
employed in tbe copper (district may
beoome Involved. The strike fever is
spreading to the iron mine dlstriot.
The miners and tramers at the Wln-
throp mine at Isbpeming struck. Al-
together thf re are 7000 men employed
in the iron mines in the upper region.
In St Louis And the Strike
St. Louis May 16. Yesterday's
effort at settlement having been fruit-
less the Transit company officials and
grievance committee of employes will
meet again this afternoon and continue
their deliberations.. The essential
paint of difference was the future
attitude of the company toward the
There was a lot of wire cutting last
night all over tbe city.
About 200 men have arrived from out
of town to take the strikers' places.
DUKE OF ARGYLE
The Queen's Son In-Law To Govern
Glasgow May 16 It is reported
that the Duke of Argyle the queen's
son-in-law will be the first governor
general of Australia after tbe adoption
of the federation act.
Willie Marr and Julius Krakauer. as
tbe irate husbands will make you laugh
at tbe Sylvan Serenade tonight.. Don't
fail to 6ee them.
A Sneaking Contemptible
Way To Do Busi
SAYS GOVERNOR SMITH
How the Senators In Wash
ington View the Pros-
pects Of the Montana
Washington May 16. Senators
are practically unanimous in their
opinion that the appointment of Clark
to the vacancy in the senate from
Montana is legal as the state constitu-
tion is quite clear on that point. Ia the
absence of Smith Spriggs in reality is
Mottofthe senators think that
Clark and his friends have clearly out
witted Daly and his faction whether
Clark is again sworn in or not this
session. If the new credentials are
held up tbe chances are that no one
else can be appointed and that is a
point that the Clark people have been
Although Secator Cbanaler has
said that tbe "trick will not work"
Senators Allison and Frye do not seem
to agree with him.
SMITH CALLS IT A TRICK.
Washington May 15. Governor
Smith of Montana enroute home from
California in an interview here sev
erely deaounced Senator Clark's alleg
ed soheme to re-enter the senate.
'It was the trick of no honet-t man"
said the governor. "It was a sneak-
icg contemptible way to do busi-
ness." Lieutenant Governor Spriggs was
sharply rapped by Smith for taking a
mean advantage of the governor's ab-
sence. TRYING TO BREAK
The Will Of The American Dentist
In Paris Who Helped Euoenle To
Paris May 16 The contest over the
rill of Dr. Evans the well-known
American dentist who left $4000000
to the city of Philadelphia on condi-
tion that a monument be erected to
his memory began here to-day. Dr.
Evans it will be "remembered helped
Empress Eugenie to escape from Paris.
Maitre Dibrult represents Philadel
phia and Maitre Barboux is appearing
for the executors and Maitre Clune
for the next of kin.
The ease has aroused great Interest
as officially recording tne exolting
events of the close of the last empire.
OFF FOR CUBA
The Postal Service Of tbe Island To
Washington May 16. Fourth As-
Blatant Postmaster General Brlstow
who has been ordered to Cuba to reor-
ganize the entire postal service of the
island accompanied by his secretary
Charles A. Conrad and Auditor Law-
she will leave Washington at 3 o'clock
this afternoon for Tampa Fla. They
reach Havana Saturday morning.
Brittow said this morning that he ex-
pects to remain in Cuba not longer
than a month. He had not yet he
said received his final instructions.
THE SITUATION AT HAVANA.
Havana May Hi. It is said that the
Cabana fortress is being prepared for
the reception of prisoners in tbe postal
scandal. According to a poetal man
the military will have a hard time to
prove that they are not Involved In the
Statue Of The Great Statesmen
Arrives From Berlin.
New York May 16. A magnificent
memorial monument to Thomas Jeffer
son baa just a-ived from Berlin. It will
be shipped to Louisville. Ky. Moees
Ezeklel an American ia the eoulptor?
The casting was made at Friedrieks-
hagve Germany by Gladenbeck.
Jefferson in represented at the age of
32 bearing the Declaration of Indepen-
dence in his hand and standing upon
the Liberty Bell.
The Gallant Commander Of
the "Tin Clad Fleet"
EN ROUTE FROM MANILA
Has Been Appointed Captain
In the Commissary De-
partment Of Vol-
unteers Special dispatch to tbe Herald.
San Antonio Texs May 16.
Lieut. Tbos. Franklin bas been ap
pointed captain in the commissary de
partment of volunteers.
Captain Franklin enlisted in the 18th
infantry in 1893 for the purpose of se
curing a commission from the ranks
In less than two years after his enlist
ment he had attained the position of
6ergeant major of his regiment serv-
ing as such until he could not spare the
time from h's studies to attend to the
duties connected therewith.
He was commissioned second lieuten-
ant March 2 1897 and assigned to tbe
233 infantry with which regiment be
was serving when the Spanish-American
war broke cut.
His regiment was among the first
regular troops assigned to the Philip-
pines and he took part in the battles of
July 3lst and Aug. 13 -h which oo.
ourred at Manila. He was promoted
to first lieutenant on March 2 1899
just two years from his commission as
In the latter part of March 1899 he
was commissioned by Gen. Otis to fit
up the Napidan as an army gunboat to
operate on the lake near Manila. He
proved to be the right man in the
right place doing work with the little
boat that brought compliments from
tbe officers of both the army and navy.
This work was recognized by
his promotion to command of the
"Laguna de Bey" tbe tiagshlp of the
fleet of army gunboat? known as the
"Tin clad fleet."
Captain Jrranklin Is cow enroute
home on the transport Mesda.
AFTER THE TRUSTS
Remedial Legislation To Be En-
acted Into Law Before Congress
Washington May 16. Republican
leaders In the house of representatives
say that tbe action of the committee
on judiciary in reporting remedial
trust legislation Is not a "bluff." They
give grave assurances that before ad-
journment which may be expected in
about two weeks the measures pro-
posed by a majority of that committee
will have been enaoted Into law.
The minority of the judioiary com-
mittee are given until next Monday to
file their views In opposition to the
trust legislation as proposed by the
RUSHING TO NOME
Scenes Of Animation At the Water
Front When Four Steamers Sail-
ed. San Francisco May 16. Not since
the return of the volunteers from
Manila has there been 60 much anima-
tion and such great crowds along the
water front as yesterday when four
more steamers started for Cape Nome
tbe Ohio San Pedro Luella and
Rainier. All had heavy loads of
freights and will carry 1.8G0 people
from here and Seattle.
WATER PIERCE CO.
Given Until June First To Adjust
Special Dispatch to the Herald.
AUSTIN May Hi. The attorn?y gen-
eral gives the Waters Pierce company
until June let to ad just Its Texas busi-
ness. LAREDO SUFFERS
Great Damage From the Latest
Special Dispatch to the Hehild
Laredo May 10. The storm did
great darxage here and the results will
be felt for many weeks.
Fifteen Persons Injured And Two
Unldentlfed Bodies Recovered
Chicago May 16 Many person
were burned or seriously injured by
jumping early this morning when fire
destroyed the Hotel Helene. Fifteen
were Injured 5 seriously and 2 are
missing. The ifire. was discovered by
the police who turned in an alarm and
then ran to awaken the occupants of
the hotel. Tbe spread of the flames
was so rapid that a panio ensued among
those who were last awakened. Twelve
were injured by jumping from win
dows. It is supposed thitall tha others
reached the street In safety. The
building was three story and contain
ed 100 rooms all of which were oo
cupled. It is a total loss.
The bodies of two unidentified women
have been recovered burned beyond
QUEEN LIL POUTS
Resolved Never To Come To the
United States Again
Washington May 16. Ex-Queen
Lil who has been living in Washing
ton for several months has left for
Hawaii accompanied by her daughter
and private secretary and by Robert
W. Wilcox a native Hawaiian leader
After Btoppiog a week at San Francis
ca.the party will sail for Honolulu. The
ex-queen is dissatisfied because con
gress refused to grant her an annuity
She says she willpend the rest of her
days In Hawaii and never again visit
KILLED BY HEAT
Two Deaths In New York City Last
New York May 16. Two deaths
due to heat occurred during the night.
The air wa& close and 6t' fling but with
the break of day came a cooling breeze
and a consequent drop in the tempera
ture. Forecasters say the hot spell is
over now for a few days at least.
Cincinnati May 16 The sue it
thermometers here yesterday register
ed as high as 91. One colored man
was prostrated but recovered.
Nineteen Men Killed And
Wounded At Catublg.
Washington May 16. General
MacArtbur in a cablegram to the war
department confirms the reported en-
gagements with the insurgents at
Catublg on April 15th In whloh a
detachment of the Forty third In-
fantry garrisoning the place took part.
O.' thirty-one men in the detaohmsnt
Mac Arthur reports 19 killed and 5
wounded. Over 200 of the attacking
party were killed the streets being
covered with dead insurgents.
THE CANAL BILL
Senator Morgan Insists That It
Would Pass the Senate.
Washinoton May 16 Senator
Morgan insists that if the oanal bill
can be brought up In the senate this
session it will pass by a large majority.
But he does not know yet trow tbe re-
publican steering committee will
act. Should that committee openly
refuse to permit consideration Mor-
gan will have to adopt another method.
He is revolving the question in
Takes a Leave Of Absence And Rob-
erts Is In Command
Special Dispatch to the Herald.
San Antonio Tex. May 16. Gen.
Chambers McKibben commander of
the military department of Texas has
gone to Baltimore on a leave and Ad
jutant Gen. Cyrus S. Roberts is in
command of the department.
In San Antonio Which Graduated
Doctors By Mall
Special Dispatch to the Hekald.
San Antonio. Tex. May 16. The
oharterof the New York Medical col-
lege ha? been forfeited. Tbis insti-
tution graduated doctors by mall.
FIRE I IN CANADA
Industrial Works Worth Haifa Mil-
lion Dollars. Destroyed.
St. Catharines Ont. May 16. The
plant of the Welland Vaile oompany
and the Canada Cycle company's
works were destroyed by fire early
this morning. The loss Is estimated at
half a million.
The Union Confederate and
Spanish War Veterans
OUTLINE OF PROGRAM
How the Ceremonies Of the
Day Will Be Carried
On In El Paso
Memorial Day May 30tb will be
observed in El Paso this year by the
veterans of the civil war on both side
and of the late Spanish war and the
The veterans will aseeaibls at the
court house at 0 o'clock and will maroh
to the plaza under escort of the Border
Rifles. Atthe plaza the raising of the na-
tional flag will take place with proper
ceremonies. The raising of the flag
will be preceded by the trumpeters
sounding reveille and the bind will
play the "Star Spangled Banner"
during which the flag will ba
raised. The troops under arms will
stand at present the veterans will un
cover and all citizens will be expected
to uncover during the raising of tbe
After this an address will be deliver
ed explanatory " of the ceremonies of
Memorial Day and a committee will
proceed to the cemetery and decorate
the graves of the veterans o! tie civil
and Spanish wars. The band will then
sound a dirge while the flag is lowered
to half mast during the day.
In the evening the troops And vete
rans will again assemble at the court.
house and march preceeded by the
band to the plaza for the ceremony of
This is as follows: The trumpeter
sounds "retreat" and as the laet notes
are Bounded tbe band will olav the
'Star Spangled Banner "durlDg which
the flag is slowly lowered. The trum-
peter will then sound "laps" which
closes the ceremonv.
Tbe (men in charge will prob
ably call on a committee of ladies to
attend to the matter of obtaining Sow
ers for the purposes of decoration.
The Spanish war veterans officers
and enlisted men will be Invited to
participate and are requested to report
The above is the outline of the pro
gram for the day with some further
details to be arranged later.
The ceremonies wlil ba more
elaborate and extensive than ia many
years in El Paso.
Major Gen. L. M. Openhelmer com
mander of the state national guard
now resident in this city has baeu very-
active in arranging the ce'ebratlon.
Thefceneral Is an ex-oonfederate and a
Spanish war vet3ran and hence Is
doubly interested la alditloa to his
prominent position lathe etite mili
Hiss Concha Logan Who Narrowly-
Escaped Death At the Hands Of
Pablo Alvarez To Handle the
Special Dispatch to the Herald.
San Antonio Tex. May 16. Miss
Concha Lotran has been appointed
postmistress at Ydeta EI Paso coun
Miss Logan whose appointment is
announced in the above dispatch is th5
young lady whose narrow escape from
death at tha hands of Pablo Alvarez
ataba'l in Ysleta wa chronicled ia
these columns a few weeks ago. She
is one of the most popular young ladles
in Ysleta and her mny friends will be
pleased to hear of her good for-
tune. COST OF THE STORM
The War Department To Spend
$8000 At Fort Sam Houston To
Special Diapatcn to the Herald.
San Antonio Tex. May 16 The
war department has appropriated $.8
000 for the repair of storm damage at
Fo.'t Sam Houston and department
Daily Herald 15c. per week
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