El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 203, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 8, 1900 Page: 4 of 10
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EL PASO DAILY HERALD SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 1900
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Fx-Brakeman Giffbrd killed
By Officer Rayner
HE RESISTED ARREST
Th Officer After a Preliminary Ex
amination Is Held For The 6rnd
inrv.- Result of a Quarrel and
Last night about eight o'clock Him
il.ot njner the special officer for the
Sout'rrrn Pacific railway company shot
ad killed J. D. Gifford who until yet
terday morning had been a switchman
la the G. H. Tarda at this place. It
seetss that Gifford bad been switching
the west bound Pullman In the morn-
log &nd bad handled It In such a way
as to cauFe a woman to be thrown from
the platform of the train. Superin-
tendent Carley of the Pullman com-
pany is alleged to bare reported Mr.
Gifford to Superintendent W.R. Mar-
tin who disoharged him.
This happened In the morning and
last evening Gifford Is said to hare
gone down to the S. P. to see Carley
about the matter. When Carley came
up Gifford according to the evidence
introduced lathe Inquest this morn-
In assaulted Mr. Carley who went
to Mr. Rayner to arrest Mr. Gifford.
Gifford refused to be arrested and they
had a flffht. when Rayner fired the
shot that killed Mr. Gifford.
Mr Rainer surrendered to Offloer
Mitchell and was placed In the county
jail without bond where he remained
all nleht. This morning be had his
Dre 11 Binary trial before Justice
Spencer and was bound over to the
fi-rand iurv for the October term of
the dUtrlct court In the sum of 1500
h.oareJ by Cbas De Graff and Al
Jasilc-s Spencer held the inquest on
toe death of J. D. uinora tbls morn-
in; and found that he came to his
dea b from a bullet flrei by Hamilton
CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER.
Hamilton Rayner charged with
manslaughter was glTen a preliminary
bearing this morning before Justice
Spencer and the evidence was deemed
eoocga to blod him over to the grand
jury- Tie evidence was substantially
m fo 1 :
A. i. Burkholder ws the flret wli-
nes placed on the stand. Herald:
"I attend the restaurant lo tha Soc.h-
ern Pacitio depot here in El Paso. I
saw the trouoie bite;o Mr. Kiyner
and Mr. Gifford last night between 8
and 9 o'clock. I' started la froct f
tbe luncn counter in the depot. Mr
Kajaer eime np to Mr. G ffoid who
wj talking to me on some personal
matter at tbe time and told Gifford
toat b" was uoder arrest or words to I
"Mr. Rayney took him by tbe arm
i oA waota him tj go with bitn to j til
but he r-fued and said tbat be wool J
sot gp. Whereupon Mr. Rayner said
will ret my gun and make you go.'
Mr. Rayner Lift and went to tbe
bapgage room and got bis gun but
before be returned Mr. Gifford stepped
outside the depot and stood along the
north side of tbe building about 6 or
8 feet west of the door.
'I climbed over th counter and
went to tbe door. Mr. Ryoer return-
ed with his gun in his hand aad took
- Gifford by the arm and said "Come on
with me." or words to tbat effect
several times but Gifford still refused
aad still said be would not go.
Then Rayner hit him over the side
of tbe head with his gua and still be
would not go and Rayner bit him
eg In and struck at him several times
but Gifford warded off the blows w tb
him arm and then assaulted Rtyner
and they scuftl d atl tbe way across
the platform for a dlstsoce of about
"Rsvuer was in a crcucblrg poltl a
when be fired tbe shot. GUTrd fell
aad said "You've sbot m Rayner."
Tbe asranlt tbat I.tyner made was
long tbe side of tbe bu'ldiog- where
G. fiord was standing. Giffurd bit Ray-
ner oo tbe shoulder; Rayner ttsggered
. back and Gifford followed blot.
'I did not pee Rtjcer atrllre at bim
any more ss they were in a general
scffle until just before tbe shot was
fired when they seemed to brea
away and were about four or five fert
apart wben the shot was fired.
"Gifford by this time was near the
ears. Rayner bad assumed a crouch-
las; position as tbey broke away from
the sen We. It about ten or fifteen
seconds from tbe time U.fford hit Ray-
r until Rayner shot him."
Upon cross examination by Judge
Kemp Burkholder stated:
"I taw the assault Gifford made on
Mr. Carley. It started on tbe north
a!de of the depot and terminated on
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the south side. Gifford came to the
depot and said that he was looking for
Carley. When Carley came up Gifford
took h'.m by the collar and led him
around to tbe southeast corner of the
uunuiuK hu nit bim ana tuen KioKea
ntn; Carley fell and then Gifford
krlolrait him till. hat .
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got up and ran around calling for
- Rayner name In about half a minute
but Gifford had gone and be could not
find blm at that time although he
went all around looking for him. I
saw all this. Gifford was a large
strong man sails. Carley is a very
small man. several people were
around when the trouble began but I
do not know wbo they were.
"There was a train oa the track.
Tbe scuffle lasted about one minute.
After Gifford was sbot he was taken
into the depot In front of tbe lunch
counter and ptaced on the floor. Mr
Rayner took his coat off and placed the
lo.urea man's nesd on it."
DR. BUSH TESTIFIES.
Dr. I. J. Busb testified as follows
'I was called to the Southern Pacific
depot last night about eight o'clock to
attend Mr. UlSord wbo bad been sbot.
Tbe bullet entered the right side at the
tower ooraer 01 tbe last rib about six
inches below the back of the right arm
pit and passed through the liver and
lower lobe of tbe right lung and poste
rtor of tbe u pper lobe of the left lung and
emerged two Inches below and slight
ly posterior to the posterior portion of
tbe left armpit. Tbe bullet ranged
upwards nearly four Inches In passing
tnrougn tne Doay. I examined tbe body
tbis morning at tbe morgue and found
an iaolsed wound on tbe left side of tbe
bead about an Inch and a half long.
Gifford died about half a minute after
I reached him. Mr. Gifford was a very
muscular . man weighing about 200
EVIDENCE I OR THE DEFENCE
The state rested Its case there and
Judge Kemp pitted ex county survey
or J. W. Eubank on tbe stand for the
defenoe. His statement was as follows
"My home for the past four years
bas been ct sierra Mojada Mexico.
I was oouoty surveyor of tbls county
la ISStt. I saw tbe difficulty last
night. I was at the depot about 8
o'clock to take the train to Clint as a
"I was standing between the gentle-
men's waiting room of the depot and
the train. I heard some loud talking
near tne west door but 1 did not know
either of the parties. 1 afterwards
learned that they were Mr. Gifford and
tne aerendent Mr. Keyner. Mr
Gifford had his back towards tbe wall.
Mr. Rayner took bold of Gifford 'a arm
with bis left hand and had a pistol In
bis rigbt band
Me was bolding tbe sun behind blm
but oaie la a while would raise it above
bis bead aad was saying "Come on
with me I am an officer and you are
under arrest don't try to bluff me for
I dec't want to bave to beat you Into
submission butii you don't come I will
beat you and make ycu come. These
words were repeated several times In
fben tbey went diagonally about 20
feet towards tbe train. Wben tbey
a-rivtd at tbls point I saw Gifford
strike Rsyner on the shoulder then In
tne I too it seemed and tbe tblrd blow
knocked Rsyner's cap off his bead.
All tbls time it seemed as though
Gifford was trying to get tbe gun with
bis left baud. At about tbis time I
h ard Rayner say "You bave assaulted
me." Tbey were both moving towards
the train. Then it seemed that Rayner
broke away from Ol fiord and moved to
tr a south about two or three feet and I
saw the flash of a pistol sbot upwards
al an angle of about 10 degrees.
. "I saw Gifford fall Instantly falllnr
wltb bis bead about one or two f t
from tbe edge o' tbe oar. He raise-
up on bis right elbow and said " Vou'v
sbot me" and Rayner said ''I'm son j
for it but you caused it." Then Gtffor.l
said "You've got me io a bad fix" at
R tyner said. ! am sorry for It butt
can't be helped".
Ryner staled that he was v y
sorry tbat he bad to do It. At t ie
time Gilford struck Rayner tbe last
blows It staggered Rayner. I did not
see Rayner hit Gifford but heard him
threaten to do so. After Gifford fell
be was ploked uo and carried into tne
dett and Mr. R tyner took off bis ooat
and- placed It under bis head for a
L was about ten feet from tbem wben
tbe trouble began but was abjut thirty
feet when tbe sbot was fired as I did
not follow tbem. It was a moonlight
night and one could see fairly well.
Tney were about five feet apart wben
tte shit wss ared Gifford was stand-
ioy wben be was sbot and Rayoer was
in a crunching poelr'on. although 1 do
not kpoi whether il was from a blow
C easing With Soap.
When fnppeotor Herndon of the T.
Sc P. wss here a few weeks ago -
Inoirueted tbe car cleaners at ti.t
bops lo this city to use soap an espe-
cial make of which he would ee.i
them for tbat purpose. Tbe foap ha
come and tbe tests bave been made
and today It Is formally adopted as
permanent auxllllary to tbe eleanlntr
of tbe T. & P. coaches. "Besides th.
soap" said the old reliable Henry
Simmons "we have a disinfectant to
put in the water and if any old disease
attempts to make his home in the T. &
P. cars we clean he will not get any
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W. G. DUNN & CO.
. . . . . Yr is
5 430 SaU AtltOOlO Street. OppOSltO City Hall. 3
nearer than a thousand miles when be
rill back out. say ta ta adlos and
Sparks From the Engine.
Samuel Moyer freight conductor
and his crew were pulled off the G. H.
Four long loaded freight trains came
in from tbe east on tbe G. H. yteterday
afternoon within twenty minutes.
Six cars of fine porkers were transfer
red from the T. & P. to tbe a. r. yes
terday. They were going from Ft.
Worth to Los Angeles.
Frank Tays car repairer for the G.
H. wbo went to Sanderson to do some
repairing on the 26th ulr returned to
his place In this city yesterday.
Six cars of thoroughbred Holsteln
milch cows were transferred from tbe
T. & P. to the Mexican Central today
to be taken to tbe City of Mexloo.
The discharge of Foreman Gifford
of tbe G. H. switch gang yesterday
morning produced a vacancy which
was filled by theappolntmeotof Switch
man Tblgpen to the position.
John Freed the passenger conductor
of tbe T. & P. wbo bas been slok the
past three months has returned to his
regular run. M. J. Marrah wbo bas
been taklog his run will return to bis
freight run out of Big Springs.
B. H. Stevens traveling freight
agent of the Cotton Bait route who bas
baen In tbls oity oo business for the
past few days left this morning over
tbe White Oaks for Turqolse N. M. to
visit bis brother la law jL.ee Moore.
Tony Sierra mailing olerk at tbe El
Paso do to (Bee. went out on tbe S. P.
this morning as railway postal clerk In
tbe place of Postal Clerk Bracher who
failed to arrive last eight on aojount of
tbe washout on tbe s. P.weetor uem-
log. C. A. Charlton of St Louis
ohlef clerk at large of the railway
mall service administered the oath of
office tbat made a full-fledged railway
mall clerk of Herbert Hart of tne
White Oaks this morning. He also
accompanied Herb on his first round
trip as mail clerk and will swear in
Ezeklel Fowler for the same office next
Wednesday morning and accompany
blm on his first trip over the road In
In 6alveston Bay Does Much Dam
Special dispatch to the Bib A Lb.
San Antoxio Sept. 7. A great
gale in Galveston bty backed up the
water several blocks into tbe city.
The water Is higher than it has been
for many years and It has done much
The storm extends along the coast
to New Orleans where several boats
have been wrecked.
PILGRIM JOE TALKS.
MAKES REMARKS ON
Aelte-ves Site Laadable Parposs For
Wlkleh H Ptmyed Maaaelr to ProTS
TIkmt Tie la Mot Always Trisaf
t-tast la Tkla World.
(Coprrls-ht. 1900. by C. B. Lewis.
As I sojourned In tbe town of Weeo-
tn Wilier and took the tintypes of men.
women and children at 10 cents a take
the mayor there asked me to remark a
few things fur tbe leneflt of morality.
I am but a humble pilgrim wltb no de-
sire to put myself forward but I stood
on tbe Mops of the court bouse and
"lie wlto would conker the- world
must fii-sHlck his wfte."
Tie who waits to find a whlfe crow
fur luck will be b'rouglit to grief by the
sight of a black cat."
"Virtue Is Its own reward but he
that xlttrrt) on Hip f'u;e aud .wnitcth
fur her to lrl:is nlonp a s:icti of flour
will S" without lirrail."
A man without ambition is a stone
In th highway fur his feller men to
stumble over. A man with too much
ICR VKBKU8 INTKGRtTY.
ambition getteth Into Jail at our ex-
pense. Teach thyself moderation and
thou abalt Imbibe wisdom."
When I had finished my remark'
THE EL PASO
Offer Instruction In the sudles of
tha public school co rse. Including
music physical culture and Span-
ish. Special classes la Spanish and t j pe-
wrltlng. Mexican pupils trained
after tbe best metbodsof A merlcan
modl schoo's. Accommodations
In good Christian homes fur pupils
from a distance.
Term opens Sept. SS. Tuition lo
For small extra fee Juarex pupils
taken to and from school by car
rlage. Location announced later
Full Information and a call from one of the
teachers secured by addressing a card to.
L. H. Jamison
'me and shook my band
"Stranger may I take it that thou art
pilgrim travelin from afar?
"Vou kin" Bays I.
"And that your object Is to make the
world better while at the same time
you are doln a leetle bizness on tbe
"Waal. I don't believe in it Bein
full of virtue integrity and truth don't
pay 2 cents on tbe dollar. It's wicked-
ness that makes big dividends and
helps a feller to hev good times and I
kin prove it. The game of poker is
sinful ain't It?"
"Alas. It Is. though It entlcethr .
"If you'll come over to my cabin and
hev a few games with me I'll knock
your integrity bizness Into a cocked
I was In the town of Weepln Wilier
as a shlnln example of morality but
ylt this thought occurred to me:
"Integrity should never miss a
chance to deal a blow at vice."
"Tbe first step toward reformln a
feller man is to bankrupt blm."
"He wbo ticolfs at virtue should be
Hevln thought these thoughts I
made up my mind that I was the in-
strument chosen to put the old man
on his back and after feedin my boss
and lookln to see If my bottled grass-
hopper was safe I J'Ined blm in bis
cabin. lie had the keerds before him
and $100 at his right hand and thar
was a look of triumph on his face.
And ylt that he might nnt give me a
too sudden shock he puts on a balmy
look ami says:
"lie who kiu shed tears wltb his fel-
ler man kin make the world lxtter.
And not to le outdoue in politenesa
by the l-uMbenited old reprobate. I
worked up a smile and replied:
"And he who reaxbeth the human
heart through words of sympathy
liftetb up the fallen."
"Yes. that's all right." says he "but
how about this game? Hev you any
"I her" bays I as I pulled out a wad
which would hev bin a weepln of de-
fense agIu an elephant.
"Then git down here and we'll be-
gin and If I don't prove to you that
Ice rides on horseback and drinks-
champagne while virtue goes on foot
and looks fur duck ponds then my
name ain't what my mother called rue."
It was with a determination to up-
hold the cause of morality and keep
spotless the reputashun of integrity
that I sot down and cut fur deal and
got U. When we had filled our hands
we put en looks of humility and he
sighed a leetle as he said:
Tie who seeketh truth findeth only
a stone at tbe end of his Journey."
Not to'be. outdon in any p'int. I bet
$10 on my hand and obsarred:
"The wicked flee when no man pur-
sue and tliar is no rest fur tbem.'.'
lie threw down his' keerds and we
had another deal. This time he wou
bis money back. For half an hour we
toyed with each other and made ready
fur battle and then the climax came.
I saw him slyly manipulate three aces
and thar was a smile on bis face as he
picked up his keerds. Providence had
however given me four queens tbat I
might champion the cause of Integri-
ty and I was not afraid. lie saw me
and raised and I saw him and batter-
ed his Aggers and thar came a minute
when we bad our all on the board.
Then he called and we showed our
baud and he was a acpooed man.
Scott's Family Paste will positive' y
cure all kind disease any old sore no
matter of bow long stsndlng. Give It
atrial. Sold by H. P. Noake.
THE HERALD will not be respon-
ible for the bills of any employe e x
cept upon order from the Business
It will surprise you to experience
the benefit obtained by using tbe dainty
and famous little pills known as De
Witt's Little Early Risers. Fred
Wanted In Ward County.
S. Pitt is registered at the county
jail from Ward county on the charge
of murder. He was brought in by
sheriff Avery last night.
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supplies including a heavy stock of tt-.mu UT
Steel etc. aad In fact bave now in our wa- .ouse In El Paso suoh a complete
stock of Mining and Milling Machinery an-. rMoplies as will make It to your
Interest to write us before placing your order elaawhere.
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agent for Ore Shift
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We carry a
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E Morris Woodhull Buggies
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EE prices to Suit tbe Times. Best and Cheapest 5
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Desirable Home for the Well
Restful Resort for the Tired
Confinement Cases Received
Chronic Diseases Treated
Contagious Diseases Absolutely
and Always Excluded
Sanitarium Only Bscause San
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You Have No Contact with Ob-
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Gen. Office and Works i Ohlbuahna M
We bave recently
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in El Paso a com-
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AND SUPPLIES EL-
PACKING and COV-
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heavy stock of min
PIPE AND PIPE FIT-
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Control and Umpire Work a Specialty.
We are prepared to handle ores from a a aad
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Assay and Chemical
If you want reliable assays and analy-
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The only power crushing plant la aa
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Careful attention given ore shipments
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208 MESA AVENUE.
P. O. BOX 97. El Paso Texas.
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Physician In Charge.
Helps In Treating:
Drugs and Mineral Waters
Electricity in All Forms
Compressed air and Oxygen
Baths and Massage
Ozone and X-Ray.
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