El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 185, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 7, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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PRICE 5 CENTS.
EL PASO. TEXAS. TUESDAY AUGUST 7 1900.
20th YEAR NO. 185
Of the Great Battle Between
the Allies and the Chin-
ese On Sunday.
Take a Leading Part In the
Assault and Our Ar-
tillery Did Splen-
London Aug 7 Additional detail
Of the Pel Tslng battle are being
received here. According to one
correspondent the advance was begun
by the Americans and British on
Saturday morning. Late that after
noomlarge bodies of the enemy were
met but they retreated after firing a
few ehota with rifle and cannon.
The real fiehtin? began early Sun.
day morning when the alliea were croa
sloe the Pel Ho bridge. The Chinese
opened up a deadly cannon fire many
of the allies being killed or wounded
The American and British artillery
rushed ahead and engaged the Chinese
at close quarters.
The; enemy fought with rare stub-
bornness despite the fact that the al-
lies' guns were tearing great gaps in
The members of the 9th U. S. infao-
(ktry with the Brltieb fought gallantly.
They were among the first to reach the
trenches and ueed their bayonets with
goad effect disabling or killing scores
Another correspondent says that
when the trenches were rushed the
Chinese threw down their arms and
flea in disorder. The .Russians are
said to have t attempted to bayonet
number of prisoners taken by the Am-
The Chinese casualties are placed at
about-4000. The Russians are said to
have lost twelve officers in the fighting
around the trenches.
One correspondent who left the scene
of the battle five hours after the enga
gement began reports that tne Chinese
line was broken and that the allies
would undoubtedly occupy Pel Tslng.
London Aug. 7. Tien Tsln dispatch
of the 5th says that at daylight Sunday
the Chinese at PelTsing were attacked
by 16000 alliea and forced to leave
their trenches. At the time this dls
paten- was Bent severe ngnting was
still In progress. The Reilly battery
a battalion of. marines and the 9th and
14th regiments constituted the Ame-
rican forces engaged in the attack.
CHAFFEE'S OFFICIAL REPORT
Washington Aug. 7. The follow-
ing telegram haa been received by the
war department from Chaffee:
Chee Foo Aug. 7. Adjt. Genl.
Washington:..(Tien Tsln Aug. 3.) At
a oonferenee today it was decided to
give battle on Sunday. The Chinese
are intrenched east and west through-
out Pel Tslng. The left of the Chi-
nese is protected by flood ground and
Is practically unassailable. The Ja-
paaese English and American forces
about ten thousand strong will attack
the Chinese right west of the river in
flank. Other forcee.Russian and French
about 4000 strong will support op-
posite between the river and the rail-
road. The Chinese position is ap-
parently strong. An army reported to
be 30000 strone Ilea between Pel
Tslng and YangTsun or the crossing
of the road over Pel Ho. Yang Tsun
ia the objective. Oar forces number
two thousand and a battery. The
Sixth cavalry is to be left in Tien Ts.n
for a guard of the city and awaiting
mounts. Seven ministers were safe on
the 28th of July.
Tien TsiN Aug. 5 (Delayed A
great battle was fought between
the allied forces and the Chinese
at Pelt Teing north of
here to-day. The alliea attacked at
At the first onslaught the Chinese
were driven from their trenches. Tbe
enemy then rallied and resisted stub
bornly. The casualties on the allies
side are heavy; the Chinese loss is
The Americans .who participated in
the engagement were the 14th infantry
part of the 9th Infantry together
with Rellly's battery and the marines
. WORD FROM CONGER
New York Aug 7. A dispatch from
Shanghai to the Journal eays a meseat e
from Minister Conger has been brought
to Col. Meade of the marine corps
there by-a native runner.
Tbe message which is undated 6ays
"Help at once if at all. Besieged in
British legation. No government in
Pekin except military chiefs who are
determined on the destruction of all
Tboueh the message is undated it ia
believed to have left Pekin within a
few days as its reference to military
chiefs being the only government
tallies with the late reports of the as
cendancy of LI Ping Heng and Prince
Taan and their slaughter of two pro-
foreign members of the tsung li
The Journal's dispatch also says that
n the papers of the viceroy at Tien
Tsln there was found a receipt for one
hundred taels for the head of Maj Wal
ler of the U. S. Marines who was killed
at the first battle of Tien Ssin.
"EMPEROR" LI HUNG CHANS.
Shanghai Aug. 7. Li HungChang
it is said today has broken with
the Mancbu dycaty and is plotting
its overthrow and the establishment of
himself as emperor with a new govern-
ment. BIG BATTLE IN L.TAO TUNG
London Aug. 7. A dispatch from
Shanghai reports a big battle between
Russians and Chinese in the Liao
Tung peninsula. The Russians snys
the dispatch were finally victorious
The Chinese lost 300 killed.
Berlin Aug 7. The powera are
eorrespon ding concerning the protec-
tion of Shanghai and the Yang Tse
valley. It Is stated that England's
endeavor to domineer these bad caused
charges to be made against her of
negleoting the operations to relieve
Pekin and of combatting the other
powers wno following ttussia aeciine
to forego their rights to protect their
Interests in the Yang Tse district.
DR. STOUGHTON DROWNED
Shanghai Aug. 7. Dr. Stoughton
of the U S. gunboat Castlne was
drowned here today. He was appoint-
ed from New York entered the service
in 1891 and has been attached to tbe
Castlne since Dec. 30 1898.
HORSES TO CHINA.
San Francisco Cal. Aug. 7 The
steamer Strathgy with 750 bead of
horses of the 9th cavalry sailed to-day
for Nagasaki. Aa soon as the horses
can be landed on the other side they
ill be put into service in tbe China
campaign. Other transports with men
and provisions will sail in a few days.
COAL FOR CHINA SQUADRON .
Vallejo Cal. Aug 7. The collier
Nero sailed from tbia port today loaded
with coal for the United States ships
now doing service in Chinese waters.
With A Supposed
Paris Aug 7. Salson the anarchist
ho attempted to assassinate tbe
shah was confronted today with one
Vallete supposed to be an accomplice.
The two men rushed bound as they
were into each -other s arms but they
denied that they were accomplicas.
Over the Troubles In San An-
tonio Over the Negro
Sent To the Injured Motor-
man and To a Citizen
Making Threals Of
Special (lisp itch to the Herald.
San ANTONIO. Aug 7. The motor-
man who was shot by negro soldiers
Friday has received an anooymous
letter saying t at he will be killed
yet. It -ars tht the m gro never shot
him i.t t"e v!.:ti'ij b the
Willi m Well the titiz-n who de-
cour.cu tbe :?o!riij;r- aisi got the
6imj Kind of a let r.
Sei :o is f-ouble may yet come of tli
affair a-) tr.e vih'.iea threaten t ij.e
trie soldiers out of existence.
Of Victory Over Fitzimmons Friday-
New York Aug 7. If sublime con
fidence and perfect condition count for
any thine- ia fighting Gas Ruhlin wll
have a sure victory over Bob Fitzim
mons Fridxy night. Rjhl.n has let ud
tralr.ioe n J wi!l do t;nly enough work
tl ke pun idi;.'. ii l lin 'r -OC o r-do wli 1
Biliv NJadoen J . m Curb f and
B itz-im aloes is ttiil busy at tiergen
Beacb shaping- ud for his comics t-'rug-gle.
He will keep on training until
Friday morning. The sore arm that
the Cornish man has been troubled
with is now about well.
Fitz will be etqulred by Jeff Thome
Bob Armstong and Geortre Dawson
Btticg favors Fitz 10 to 8.
A Young Girl Outraged and Mur
Chicago Aug. .. The body of an
unidentified woman evidently of re
fined breeding neatly attired and
about 17 years old was found in a base
ment on Halstead street. A bruise on the
head a black eye and a wound on the
oheek indicate foul play.
Tbe neighborhood is infested with
desperate characters and tbe police
believe the woman was outraged and
murdered. The absence cf jewlry and
money about her person and the dls
arranged state of tbe victim's dotti
ng strengthen this theory.
SHE KEPT SOME
A Plucky Youna Woman Talked
Back At The Highwaymen
Salina Kas. Aug 7. Miss Gussie
Shaw of Denver who was on the U.
P. train which was robbed near Hugo
Colo. Sunday morning Is visiting
here. Miss Shaw kept moet of her
money from the robbers and after
they left her ane followed them into
the next car to warn the passengers
at tbe same time reviling tbe robbers.
They threatened to kill her if she
did not give up her morej; she gave
theo the silver but kept the bills.
SHOT AND KILLED
By the Woman Who Had
Been His Wife.
Mason City Ia. Aug 7. Harry
Wheelock was shot and instantly
killed yesterday by Mrs Wallace
Burgess. Mrs Burgess was at one
time Wneelock's wife. He was con
victed of assault to kill and sent to the
peaiteatiary for three years. During
his incarcerat on she married Burgess.
And Several Injured In A Railway
Lafayette Ind Aug. 7. In a
collision between a Monon passenger
train and a lffit engine at Sjuth Rub
shortly attar midnight four persons
were killed and several icjured.
TO END IN
The British Believe That the
End Of the Boer War Is
At Last Near.
Of the Belhf Of the Govern
ment That There Will Be
No Further Serious
London Aug. 7. In tbe house of
commons today under secretary Of
War Wyndham said the government
expected the Transvaal war would be
over in three weeka.
kruger ready to surrender.
London Aug 7. A Pretoria dls
patch says It is positively stated that
Kruger is willing to surrender as soon
as be feels eatisfactorily a-eured of his
Kruger was last reported at Barber-
ton not far from tbe Portuguese bor-
der in the Transvaal.
a town surrendered.
London Aug. 7. Lord Roberts re-
ports that the town of Harrismlth in
the extreme part of Oranire colony
surrendered to Gen McDonald on Aug-
The railroad from Bloemfontein to
Ladysmlth is open.
Kitchener who is now south of the
Vaal river trying1 to surround Dewet
has been joined by Brabant's horse.
Killed Three Men on a German Ship.
Aden Aug. 7. An explosion occur-
ed today la the boiler room of the G ;r-
mn warship Buzzard killing three
men and injuring three.
Of Two Of El Paso's Young People
A wedling of two of El Paso's popu-
lar young people having quite a tinge
of romance occurred last night. James
uiaric ana miss v l jtoria Stevens wan-
ted to get married but James was too
young to prooure a license in Texas
and Mrs. Stevens would not give her
Miss atevini went to uurango on a
visit and yesterday her lover telegra
phed her to meet him in Juarez. She
came and tbe two went to Las Crucea
on the Santa Fe yesterday evening
There tbey secured licence and the
services of a squire and were married.
They returned on tbe Santa Fe this
morning and went directly to the borne
of Mrs. Stevens at 312 San Antonio
sreet where forgiveness was granted
and all is well.
Mr. Clark has been a cltizsn of this
city for six or eight years and has been
a salesman in Ennls acd Sloan's cigar
store on San Antonio street for the
past year. They will make El Paso
their home and Mr. Clark will con
tinue in his present position.
ASSAULTED A BOY
And Will Hare To Answer For It.
Manuel Fernandez a Mexican twen
ty-eight years old is locked up in the
county jail charged with displaying a
dangerous weapon. He wa arrested
ast night near the S P yards by Of-
ficer Rayner for assaulting tbe six
year old son of C Bergsland the
proprietor of the Bank saloon.
The little boy was playing with a
crowd of his friends near the yarda
last night and it is supposed that be
had been teasing the Mexican. Fer-
nandez had been drinking and was In
n Intoxicated oondltlon. He claims
to bave been aggravated by the boys
and that they bad no right to tease him
He succeeded in inflicting a number
of bruises and cuts over the right eye
of the Bergsland boy and on the cheek
and forehead. Tbe little fellow told
his father and the arrest of the Mexican
followed. Fernandez was (riven a pre
iminary trial this morning in the just
Sherman G Petticolas was appoint! d
by Mayo;- M.ioffia today r.ity electri
cian of El Faso at a salary of ninety
dollars ptjr moctb. The appjinmect
takes effect from today.
At Chicago On His Way To Indiana-
polls. Chicago Aug. 7. Bryan and party
arrived from Lincoln shortly before 10
o'clock this morning. The train was
met at the depot by a great crowd cf
local democrats who cheered the de-
mocratic nominee for several minutes
aa he appeared on the platform.
After shaking hands with a number
of friends Colonel Bryan was escorted
to the Sherman house by the reception
committee headed by Mayor Harrison
and the Cook County Marching club.
He Says He Was Mixed Up In A
Kansas Stock Speculation
George Brennan the stranger in El
Paso who has been keeping the autho-
rities guessing aa to his real Identity
id the mystery surrounding him de-
cided to make a confession yesterday
evening and admitted that hi9 name
8 George R. Landers. Aa printed in
lie Herald yesterday Sheriff Boone
has been in communication with the
Saint Louis authorities; and yesterday
learned that the woman whose name
was signed to letters found in Brenn-
an's possession whn arrestee1 denied
that she was his sister.
Brennan was closely examined yes
terday and urged to make a complete
confession. After being e ffi.sler.tly
persuaded Brennan late in the after
noon admitted that bis name Is Sandere
and that until some irregularities in
financial matters which caused him to
leave his home he had been engared
in the cattle business at Antnony
He had credit at the banks he said
and at one time borrowed $60000 from
the firm of Evans Snyder and compa-
ny at Kansas City which he devoted to
stock speculst'on. He admitted tbat
he still owed ..bout $30000 and that
the bank was anxious to discover his
location on that account. He declared
tbat he bad no intention of nefruuding
the bank and that all of bis troubles
are due to his unlucky speculation.
The authorities believe that they
have made an important arrest. Tbe
authorities at Anthony Kaneas will
ba comucicated with in regard to the
oase and it is hoped that more com
plete information may bo obtained.
Brennan denies the charge of theft
of four chickens on which he is being
held at the county jail and insists that
he bought them. The fact that he did
purchase the eleven hams found In his
shaaty at tne time of his arrest though
it was believed he bad stolen them
has left the impression with some that
he may be innocent.
This morning to a Herald reporter
Landers 'explained how he had taken
the name of Brennan. "Sheriff Boone
admitted to ma tbat he had arrested
me on a warrant from Kansas" said
Landers "and of course I did not steal
the four chickens which were found in
"I was put Into the bankrupt court
at Anthony Kansas by Evans Snyder
and company on the fir6t day of Aug-
ust 1899 and have been in there a lit-
tle over a year. I had borrowed $60-
000 from the firm. I owned considera-
ble cattle and the risk was perfectly
safe. The winter of 1898 was a hard
one and I lost on that account forty
percent of my cattle. The company
sold tbe remainder.and realized $30000
whion leaves me still $30000 in their
'They were continually worrying
me and In May of this year
after liv- I
lng in Anthony during all tbe trouble
I came in this direction in a buggy
intending to escape their persecution. J
I bad no intention of running awaybu
laid want to be let alone. I kne
that If I stayed they would have my
oase continued each time it came up
and never let it be settled. They El Paso street railway corn-
would keep me in the bankrupt court! pany Santa Fe street railway
all my life if they could.
I am represented at Anthony by E.
A. Wilcox and he will settle m v
troubles for me. The bankrupt case
will come up before Judge Wall at
He Bald tbat he had a wife still liv-
lng in Anthony but that he had no
children. "I have three sisters." said
Landers "one living in Chicago one
in Fern Hill Washington and one in
Michigan. I have a cousin in An-
thony Miss Edith Brennan and when
came to El Paso to get away from
tny financial difficulties I
decided to take the family came of
Brencan so tbat I could get ray mail
and carry on a correspondence with my
friends. I have another cousin In;
Anthony Mrs. Lizzie Be;eit. Miss
Brennan is the writer of the letter
which was found in my possession."
He did not explain about tbe Saint
Chicago People Are After the
Citizens' Franchiself They
Can Make Terms
WITHIN NINETY D4YS
They Say They Will Begin
Construction If They Are
Able To Get What
If El Paso does not bave an electrio
street railway by the first of tbe New
Year it will not be tbe fault of some
promoters from Chicago who are in the
city now trying to make a deal withttvj
International Light and Power com-
pany. Their offer is to buy tbe plant cf the
present company for any r. asocable
a nount and to place an electric railway
system in this city within tbe mxt
Thi6 movement was made by Frank
G. Rush of Chicago who was in FA Paso
for several weeka workictr a sptoial
passenger agent of tbe Southern Paci-
fio rail road. He wai be when the
matter of changing the citizens' frac-
chise was brought up before tbe coun-
cil and saw tbat with good money
there waa a good place to invest.
He accordingly reeigntd his posi-
tion with theS. P. and went to Chica-
go where he succeeded in interesting
Charles A. 3utler who is at tbe head
of a large steel company of Ch'cag'.
Saturday Mr. Rush returned to El
Paso and yesterday Mr. But!er accom-
panied by R J Smith bis civil engi-
neer arrived acd this afternoon ttey
are in consultation wth W H Surges
who is one cf the promoters of the citi-
When seen this afternoon Mr Rash
would not talk nor would Mr Burgec
but it was learned tbat Mr Rush's
pe3ple are willing to pay any reason-
able amount for tbe plant and fran-
chise and are quite anxious to get the
Will Soon be Prorogued.
OSBOKN'E l ie of Wight Auj. 7.
Tne qieen fca approved L rd Salis-
bury 's draft of H1' 'Deech proroguing
parliament. Tbr ino'-ogation will take
NEW YORK Aug.7. Silver 00 i.
Paso today 48 ( 49
quotations in El
BIG TITLE SUIT.
Involving a Large Section Of the
A suit of trespass to try title aod
damages In tbe sum of $"0000 was
filed today by W J Warder of Stanis-
laus county California agate. -t nearly
half of the city of El Paso.
The suit is one of th s largest in
history of El Paso. It involves
ownership of 1200 aires of land in
southern part of tbe city along
The defendants In the uit are: The
Campbell Real Estate coraiurv tbe El
Paso and Rio Grande a IroaJ Leon
an 1 H. Blum land compaoy El Paso
anl Northeastern railvr- oomiany.
'company El Paso Athletic
association International Light and
Power comoanr. Puma Cit.v Fnnnnmm
and Machine company J F Crosby
Mrs L M Bell A P d ies ZT White
D Stirms. D P Stewart Park Pitman
H B Stevens C B Stevens A M
Loo mis Thomas Hogtrtv. Louisa Ull-
man E A Faults GtOi-fc Look
G T Page Isaac Alde-
rete H L Newman Jr. T. G
Alderete Henry Pfaff C O CoAin HH
Abrams Jr. Lena Payr e a E Payne
E A Payne W S McCutcce c Catbe-
rlne P White M Edwari. Charlea
Allen. C B Cbarmaa. P V 'u.n
J B Rictor W J Montgomery fouls
Rivera T B Cot'on Noyes Rail?
The suits involves ppn'r.
congress otthe Unitel Sta-o- nd tt.
treatv of Gnadaluoe HH:i' ntween
t!ae United Stages and AIjl.ct. Thr
plaintiff claims title to the Und involved.
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