El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 139, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 14, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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EL PASO TEXAS THURSDAY JUNE 14. 1900.
20th YEAR NO. 139
PRICE 5 CENTS.
An Appeal From the Relief
Committee to the Gener-
osity of the People.
NE4RLY SIX MILLIONS
Of People Already-Receiving
Daily Relief and Ten Mil-
lions are In Danger
Famine from lack of rata is
no smiting sixty millions of oar
fellowbeings. At this momest
death by sheer hunger and thirst
threatens one-9ixth of that num-
ber. Thousands are starving
each twenty-four hours. In that
stricken land the heavens are as
iron and the earth as brass.
Birds of the air drop lifeless
from the burningsky. Hundreds
of thousands of cattle have al-
ready perished. Jo the absence
ol food and water fiercest ani-
mals let so their hatreds and
helpless lie down together t-i die.
The decaying bodies of men and
blasts pollute both plains and
And the woe has not yet
reached the worst. Face to face
with even such horrors still s'and
oountlees little children and wo-
mea and men whom food will
save. Thank God relief may al-
most Instantly pass by cable. from
this land of plenty to that India
of starvation. Accordingly only
gifts of money are solicited.
What then shall we do? What
Will you do? For our answer we
a-e clearly responsible to both
God and man. Ought not Amer-
ica to send quickly at least a mil-
lion dollars? In the famine dis-
tricts arn efficient devoted men 1
and women not only American i
but also European who are al-
ready engaged in the actual res-
cue but who are pleading for
larger supplies. Surely such
supplies can be provided and yet
the customary gifts to long-established
agencies for the up-
lifting of the people of India not
be at all lessened.
Meanwhile tbe government of
India is organizing relief on a
scale unapproacbed in the his-
tory of the world. Both treasure
and life are given witnout stint
in the saving work. Oa May
14th the number of starving aid-
ed officially was 5795.000. That
official dally aid will be stead-
fastly continued and increased
yet It will be unable to keep pan
with the awful need. The death
rate is by far the greatest in the
native provinces where ths gov-
ernment has least influence and
control. Only the united efforts
of all the humane tbe cooperat-
ing good will of all the nations
In this emergency the Commit-
tee of One Hundred gladly puts
Itself at your service the service
of the cause.
Messrs. Brown Brothers &
Company the well-known bank-
ers 59 Wall Street have freely
consented to receive and acknowl-
edge all gifts sent to them. Ev-
ery expressed wish of donors will
be faithfully carried out and the
committee on its own part will
earnestly seek the best most ef-
ficient most economical agencies
for the distribution of undesig-
Together ana at once let us
move to the rescua. We can feed
the starving. There is not a
minute to be lost. From two to
five centa a day will save a life.
William E Dodge
of One Hundred.
COMMITTEE OF ONE HUNDRED.
The committee of one hundred is
composed of the moat prominent citi-
zens of New York city in every walk
of life men like Cornelius N. Bliss
John G. Carlisle Walter Damrosch
Cyrus Edson Charles It. Flint George
J. Gould Franois V. Greene Abram
S. Hewitt Morris K. Jesup Seth Low
John A. MoCall Levi P. Morton John
D. Rockefeller James Stillman Oscar
S. Straus and William C. Whitney.
Their appeal has gone out over all
the country and tbe returns have al-
ready been quite large. But there is
no limit to tbe amount of money that
can be used in this great work of re-
lief. THE CAUSE OF FAMINES
The primary cause of famines in
India as elsewhere is tbe laok of
rain and the consequent failure of
crops and pasturage. The present
d'cuth is the worst for thirty years.
Bat secondly (lack of food Is rapidly
aggravated by lack of work there
fore of wages not only for farmers
but in all lines of business.
There is also the third fact that the
goverment of India by putting an end
to the old bloody intertribal wars
aud by efficient measures to check
pestilence and famine has so i
braved conditions of life that tbe
noDulation has increased under the
British rule from 130000000 to nearly
300000000. The problem is how to
overtake this growth of population by
corresponding agricultural and indus
The horrors of the famine fall first
and most severely on tbe poorer
classes who can save nothing ahead
The best and quickest way to help
them is to provide work and wages for
tbe multitudes. The number being
kept alive now by the British govern
ment on relief works Is over five and
a half millions. This is the most gi
gantlc relief effort ever undertaken
and all that foresight sclenee and
energy can suggest is being done
There are countless ways in which
private charity should supplement
government aid as ths case of tbe or
phans widows the sick naked aad
enfeebled artisans and farmers who
need tools eeed etc. In Gujerat out
of 1700000 cattle one million have
WHAT MONEY WILL DO
Two to five cents a day will
Ten cents a day will provide food for
a starvicg family.
TWO DOLLARS WILL SAVE A LIFE
UNTIL NEXT HARVEST.
Five dollars will give a meal to 250
Ten dollars will support 200 workers
In various forms of icdustry for a day.
Twenty-five dollars gives an orphan
boy or girl food clothes kind care aad
teaching in books and a trade for a
Fifty dollars clothes 100 women.
One hundred dollars supports the
diggers of a village well to provide
aglost future famines.
Five hundred dollars equips a grain
depot and lowers the price of food in a
circle of many villages.
One thousand dollars will maintain
for a whole year an erphanage of forty
children or provide ten wells or main
tain two centers for selling cheap
If you cannot give much yourself
you can collect among your friends
sums that will eave many lives.
To remove all doubt as to the aotual
need tbe committee cabled to the
viceroy of India and received the fcl
Government House Simla May 1
William E. Dodge Chairman India
Famine Relief Committee:
So far from no more funds being
needed every dollar is of service In sav
in? life. We have five and three-quarter
millions on relief many in extreme
destitution. All help gratef ally recei
(Signed) Lord Curzon.
The population involved numbers
over 60000000. Tbe number in ex
treme destitution Is from 20060000
to 25.000000 of whom probably 10000-
000 would be in danger of perish
ing unless aided.
The channels for relief are abundant
prompt efficient trustworthy and
economical. Among others there
are about five hundred American
missionaries who have unler direc-
tion a large force of trained and
faithful natives. This whole fere is
available for relief work without cost
their support being permanently
The Herald will gladly re
CEIVE AND FORWARD ALL SUMS
THAT MAY BE CONTRIBUTED TOWARD
THIS MOST WORTHY END.
Of Chicago Holding Their Annual
Chicago 111. June 14. The annual
free picnic for newsboys boot-black
and poor children is being held at
Washington Park to-day. Seven
trains have been provided to carry tb
children there and back and there is
a larger attendence than ever before
The Salvation Army and other
charitable associations have interested
themselves in gathering the children
together for the picnic the bright
spot in the year for many poor waifs
Mayor Harrison has issued ;a pro
clamation setting aside to-day as
"poor children's day" and callicg upon
the citizens -'to warmly support the
project of giving the poor unfortunate
children of Chicago a happy day's out
ing among the trees and flowers of one
of the city parks thus bringing into
miny clouded lives some of the sun-
shine and gladness so freely enjoyed
by children in happier circumstances."
Will Now fake a Hand In
Mixing Up the Chinese
RUSSIA AND FRANCE
Are Said to Have Agreed Up
on a Joint Policy in Deal-
ing With the Situa-
tion London June 14. Nothing comes
to relieve the gravity of the Chinese
situation or to describe the further
progress of the troops who are fight
ing and building their way to Pekln.
According to tbe lastest Shanghai
report the position of the legations
at Pekin is very critical.
Guns are Paid to have been trained
on the American mission and Japasese
ana British legations.
Yokohama June 14 Japan has
decided to send a regiment of mixed
troops to China.
Tien Tsin June 13 (delayed). It
is stated here that Russia and France
have agreed upon a joint policy is
dealing with the Chinese situation.
London Juno 14" Nothing has been
received so far confirming the rumor
that the Chinese empress had taken
refuge in the Russian legation at Pekin
and that 4000 Russiaas were marching
on the capital.
The latest contribution to the situa
tion 1 an alleged appeal from the de
throned emperor Kwang Q-u to ttt
western powers through his tutor Weed
TuDg Ho. The appeal contains a pro-
posal that the powers remove the era.
press and ministers and liberate tbe
young erapTor and establish a joint
protectorate over China.
Shanghai Ju ne 14. Tbe buildings
of the China Inland mission at Yeun-
Nah-Fii have been partially destroyed
while the Roman Catholic and Chris
tian missions were utterly demolished
A Russian transport with all time
expired men passed up the Yang-Tse
Washington June 14. Rear Ad-
mlrul Kempff notified the navy depart-
ment of the progress being mtide by
tbe marines toward Pekin. The vice
roy of Tien Tlsn has consented for
troops to come thero as needed.
Washington Jure 14. The Com
mercial Cable company reports to ti e
state department that the telegraph
lines around Pekin bave been cut and
the Chinese capital is entirely cut off
from communication with the rest f
Unveil a Monument In Honor Of
Their First American Church.
Wickatcnk N. J. June 14.
Presbyterians from all parts of
tbe United States are here attending
the ceremonies connected with the un-
veliinrof the monument erected to
mak tie site of the first Presbyterian
church In America at the Old Scots'
burying grouds near this city.
The church was known as the Old
Scots' meeting bouse. At Old Scots
church met the first presbytery of
which any minutes exist. The first
ordination of a Presbyterian minister
took place there. The revival in the
church under John Tennent began
Tbe monument is constructed of
granite irom Ireland Scotland and
New England in honor of the men who
composed the first presbytery.
Official on Trial In Chicago.
Chicago 111. Juno 14 Jartes
Armstrong J. H. Rindall Thomas
Armstrong and Charles M. Hovey
the officials of the Metropolitan
Medical cellege an alleged "diploma
mill" were today placed en trial
bsfore Uaited States Commissioner
Murphy charged with having used
the mails for fraudulent purposes.
House Of Commons Reassembles.
London June 14. The bousa of
commons reassembled todav after its
adjournment of May 29.
Caused a Loss of About Ten
Thousand Dollars to
Believed To have Started the
Conflagration Which at
First Threatened a
Special Dispatch to the Herald.
Tucson A. T. June 14 Fire oc
casioned a loss of $10000 last even
ing to the store of Isidore Meyers and
At 6:30 p. m. an explosion In the
drv goods store of Meyers was Im
mediately followed by flames and
smoke bursting frem the building.
Hard work saved the property on each
side of the structure destroyed.
Meyers's losses will amount to $3000.
The building belongs to B. M.
Jacobs and was valued at $3000.
Harry Braotman'a shoe store
Schumacher's market ard Buel man's
photograph gallery were damaged by
smoke and water. The losses are
fully covered by insurance.
It is thought that the fire was
caused by a gasoline explosion.
Hold Their State Convention.
Sacramento Cal. June 14. The
California state democratic convention
opened its session here today to elect
delegates to the rational convention at
Late In the summer another conven
tion will be held to nominate presiden-
tial electors and candidates for con-
gress. The convention today probably will
sand to Kansas City the following dele
gates at large: Ex-Sena'or Stephen
M. White Los Angeles: M. F. Tarpey
of Alameda; Mayor James D.Phelan ef
San Francisco: and ex-Congreesman
James G. Maguire of San Francisco
The platform will endorse Bryan re
affirm the Cbicavo platform sym
pathise with the Boers and denounce
trusts and Imperialism.
William R. Hearst will probably be
endorsed for vice president having
powerful influences here workiog to
Is Hanging More Murderers Than
Savannah Mo. June 14 The
supreme court of Missouri recently
affirmed tbe judgment of first degree
murder against David Miller of Holt
eounty and fixed his execution for
Miller was convicted of the murder
of Samuel Crow March 26 1899 by
beating him to death while in the
ed with a club. The old man lived
alone and a falling out between the
parties as well as robbery Is supposed
to have been the Incentive.
Holt seems to be leading the north-
west Missouri counties in the way of
hangings notwithstanding 6he does
not show up as many killings as some
Will be Banqueted in His Home
Champaign IU..June 14 The dem
oorats of this county have made ex
tensive arrangement for a banquet
this evening to be tendered to the
Hon. Bird S. Coler comptroller of
Greater New York.
Mr. Coler has frequently been
mentioned as a vice-presidential can-
didate but his age which is only 32
renders him ineligible.
Race for the International Cup.
Paris June 14. The grand Automo-
bile contest for the international cup
from Pari- So Lyons a distance of 335.5
miles started from here today.
Belgium Great Britain. Turin
France and America are we ll represented.
To Be Settled By the Re-publican
Philadelphia June 14. The na-
tional republican committee met at
the Hotel Walton last evening and be-
gan to hear 34 contests involving 78
Beats in the convention. Each side will
be given fifteen minutes and at the end
of thirty minutes the committee will go
into executive session to settle the con
test 6o that whatever decision is
reaohed will ba arrived at quickly.
The contests will be heard in the
order in which they were filed. The
most sensational contests are those in
Louisiana Texas Alabama Tennessee
and Delaware. In tbe last named
state it is a hot fight for ths control
of ths state machinery between the
"regular" organized party headed by
Col. Dupont ex-Senator Higglns
General James H. Wilson and Henry
R. Thompson and the "union republi
cans" headed by J. Edward Addicke.
Notwithstanding the cold shoulder
given Adiicks and his claims by the
national committee in 1896 and since
he Is confident that this year he will
secure recognition for his organization.
This morning the committee met
again. The sub-committee had been
in session for some time before const -
derlng the different phases of the
Delaware Addlcks-Dupont oontest.
Senator Foraker by long dlstarce
telephone has notified the LaFayette
hotel that he will be in tbe city Satur
day. That evening he will attend the
banquet to be give to him Senator
Hanna andtbers leadersjby the Five
O'clock club of Philadelphia asocial
Senator Beveridge may not come
at all. He has baen summoned to Na w
York to the bedside of his sick' wife.
Hanca is not accessible after com
mittee meetings or before. He is not
sleeping at a hotel but at the country
home of bis friend Clement E. Grfs-
com of the American steamship
After Another day of Hard Fight
London June 14. Roberts in a long
dispatch to the war office announces
that Botha and bis men whom he bad
met in battle 15 miles east of Pretoria
bad retired eastward after another
day's hard fighting. Roberts also an
nounces that his easy occupation of
Pretoria was made possible by Buller's
movement at Lalng's Nek.
London June 14. Buller's advance
has marched well into the Transvaal.
A dispatch from Bailer received at
the war office today announce that
General Lyttleton has occupied Wak-
Buller's dispatch follows: "Lalng's
Nek June 14. Lyttleton yesterday re
ceived the submission of Wakker-
stroom." ABANDONED AT SEA
A Large Sunk Smith In Mid
Norfolk Va. June 14. The Cle-
veland a large ship of 1300 tons In
stone ballast from Southampton for
Nova Scotia has been abandoned at
She left Southampton May 8 and on
the 20th the vessel was found to be
After fifteen days vain labor at tbe
pumps her crew were forced to aban-
don her. They were picked up by the
Johnston Liner Noranmore and arrived
here last night.
The Cleveland has probably gone to
Aaaln In the Maelstrom of Politics.
Louisville June 14. Delegates to
the national democratic convention are
being seleoted at this state's oonven
tion now in session here.
The convention for the nomination
of a gubernatorial candidate will be
held at Lexington oa July 19.
Given By W S Stratton to Colorado
Colorado Springs June 14 W
S. Stratton tbe wealthy mine owner
gave fifty thousand dollars to Colorado
Reduced Materially by tbe Bank of
London June 14. The bank of Ecg
land today reduced Its rate of discount
from 34 to 3 percent.
Is the Opinion That St. Louis
Chief of Police Ex-
ALL GUARDS REMOVED
And There Were Only Three
Attempts At Murderous
ST.-Lo0isJnne 14 The police guard
has been taken off nearly all the cars
today and the officers are beginning to
walk their beats after an absence of
Chief Campbell said: "I believe the
back bone of the strike is broken."
There were three disturbances in the
past 24 hours. The first was the at-
tempted blowing up of a Baden line
car in north St. Louis. It struck a
dynamite cap which exploded and
destroyed the front truck. Motorman '
John H Gray and Conductor George
Huber were very slightly inj ired.
The second was the explosion of
dynamite under an Olive street cable
train at midnight. Two trainmen and
two passengers wera jolted and the car
considerably damaged. No a-rests
The third attempt was an effort made
to kill two postal clerks and tbe motor-
man and conductor of a TJ. 8. mail car
an the aorthern division of the Broad
way line shortly before midnight.
For Hawaii Goes Into Effect To-
San Francisco Cal. June 14.
Loca warehouses for some time
past have been crowded with freight
for Honolulu awaiting tbe new tariff
hlch becomes effective today in
Hawaii. From now on the goods will
be shipped to the islands as rapidly as
The Honolulu Automobile Co. has
$60000 worth of backs and carriages
stored at Port Costa on which the eld
duty would have been $12 000 but
they now will be admitted free. Cigar
smokers on tbe islands will lose by the
new revenue laws. Hawaiians smoke
Manila cigars which formerly were ad
mitted free of duty and sold at two and
four cents apiece. Dealers had laid in
large supplies as under the new duty
tbe price will be trebled.
It is expected that Consul General
Haywood will get one of the new Unit-
ed States offices in the territory prob-
ably that of collector of customs. The
Hawaiian customs district is now a
oartof the district of California. Ail
the deputies at the Honolulu office are
to be selected from citizens of Hawaii.
Is Being Generally Celebrated Today
Philadelphia Pa. June 14 This
Flag Day is being observed here to-
day. In many states this day is cele-
brated as a holiday and appropriate
exercises are carried on in the public
Patriotio societies throghout the
country always celebrate this day with
appropriate ceremonies. June 14 has
been set as Flag Day because it is tbe
anniversary of the adoption of tbe Stars
and Stripes by the continental congress
Every year on this date crowds
visit tbe Betsy Ross Mansion in this
city where the first American Flag
was designed and made by Mrs. Eliza-
beth Ross. The building Is preserved
as a national relio by an association
formed for that purpose.
Will Meet for Twenty-five Rounds
New York June 14. Mysterious
Billy Smith of Boston acd Jaok
Everhardt of New Orleans will meet
before the Twentieth Century club
this evening in a twenty-five round
contest. The bout will be held in
the Madison Square Garden the seat-
ing capacity of which is fourteen
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