El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 20TH YEAR, No. 45, Ed. 1 Monday, November 26, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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Last Edition "TO PACT'S NEWS 4;30. p. m
JUICE 5 CENTS. EL AS0. TEXAS. MONDAY. NOVEMBER 26. 1900. 20th YEAR. NO. 45
IhelCorn King Will Be Satis
fied With a Reasonable
Eor the King Could Have
Quaddupled the Price
As Well As
CHICAGO. Nov. 26. The aborts.
trembling In fear of a day of settlement
and anticipating a wild advance in
com. with the final prices to be paid
over "Corn King" Phillip's counter at
$1.00. $1.50. or even $2.00 a bushel7 are
given hope by the man who holds the
market in his hands.
He says 50 or 51 cents will be the
final price. "I did not start in to run
any corner. says Phillips. "If I had I
could easily have bad a line of twenty
million bushels or more and then I
would have given you $2.00 for every
bushel of No. 2 corn you could have
Is About Worn Out In Par's.
PARIS. Nov. 26 The demonstrations
of sympathy for Kruger are becoming
more and more tiresome. All Sunday
and far Into the evening howling
crowds rendered almost impassable the
thoroughfares In the immediate neigh-
borhood of hotel Scribe.
About 10 o'clock a light drizzling
raiu set iu which did more to calm the
turbulence than the police and soldiers.
who have rully taken possession of
the Rue Scribe from Boulevard des Ca-
pucenes to Rue Auber. Two rows of
tacked guns stretch the whole length
of this block in the middle of the road
If this state of things continues the
shops and cafes from which tbejmblic
'is almost entirely cut off will begin to
complain and will wish for Kruger's
departure even before Wednesday or
Thursday the date announced as prob-
able. Kruger remained at hotel Scribe all
day. observing the Sabbath in accord-
ance with the customs of the Trans-
vaal. His apartments were closed to
Au Hour tbe Wind BUw at Newport
NEWPORT NEWS. Nov. 26 New
port News was visited last night and
early this morning by one of the fler
cest gales in its history. The wind
blew seventy miles per hour at mid
Today there was- a torrent of rain
and lightning. Hurricane signals were
run up and all vessels hugged tbe bar
bor. Several schooners dragged their
anchors and narrowly escaped beach
ToCOsaressIs Mapped Out
WASHINGTON. D. C Nov. 26.
President McKinley's message to con
gress was completely mapped put to
day. He advocates holding tbe Phil
ippines at all hazards but changing the
administration quickly from a war
footing. He pledges tbe country
against territorial conquest schemes in
China asks congress to enact leglsla-
tion against trusts. and favors the
maintenance of a large standing army
for some time.
In the Arizona lnane Asvlum
PHOENIX. Ariz.. Nov. 26 Joe Mul-
hallon. tbe noted producer of newspa
per "fakes." is in the territorial asylum
for the insane at mis point a hopeless
maniac. He believes he has killed
some men and that a horde of avengers
are on his trail.
Mnlhallon has been in Arizona six
tears. He established a mining ex
change at Florence and has don a lit
THE CZAR DYING
Rat Dan;r of More Floods In Ken-
" twcky u Pa-t
UOL'ISVILLE. KV.. Nov. 2. The
Ohio rive rose seven feet here in the
pa.-t twenty-four hours and is still ris-
ing an inch an hour. Reports from all
over Kentucky say the river is ttiH ris-
rT.mt.is i-t iias.-xd.
At Frankfort tlis Kntvicky river i. '
'lowly Lut there is no :ai;fc-r of;
floo X'.v.rf th Iow-r part of the town i
v.-'a'ht r is cl;.uin ti-.iay fin.l th ;
which l:av. j'iwaik'.i for thj
v.-:(.:.- have c a.tf ii. !
According to the Latest Reports
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 26. The
czar of Prussia is dying. A report from
the ministers revealed his grave con
dition today and startled the Russian
Brain fever resulted from an attack
made upon the czar during his jour-
ney in Japan by a fanatical officer
armed with a club. Complications set
in and the end is near.
MONEY TIED UP
Count B ml and His wife Can't Spend
NEW YORK Nov. 26. The supreme
court in this city today granted tem-
porarily ai injunction restraining
Count Bon I and bis wife from collect-
ing rents on property bequeathed to
Anna Gould in trust by her father Jay
Gould and Miss Helen M. Gould will be
also restrained as trustee under tbe
will of Jay Gould from paying over the
rents to the countess.
Is 6radually 6row)nq Weaker.
ST. PAUL. MINN.. Nov. 26. Sen
ator Davis's condition is unchanged
this morning with the exception that
hia pulse i.s a little weaker.
Believed To Have Been Lo-
cated By Secret Service
Officers In Mexico.
For the Production Of Coin
and Paper Of the United
States S id To Be
It is learned from good authority
that the greatest counterfeiting scheme
ever worked on this continent is being
successfully operated in Mexico and
not many hundred miles from El Paso.
PITT IS A
Remarkable Scenes In the
Closing Hours Of the
Made By the Attorneys Be-
fore a Court Room Au-
dience Of Unusual
We the jury find the defendant not
Such was the verdict in the Sid Pitt
Munl.T trial rendered at 10 minutes
By an Alleged Mexican
Smuggler On the Bank
Of the River.
orations ever delivered in the district
The speech of Judge Edwards which
was delivered early in tha j fof'the
defense was likewise said to have been
one of the most logical and convincing
arguments ever made before an El Paso
Judge Edwards's Speech.
Judge Edwards urged that the jury
should acquit the defendant if there
was a reasonable doubt of his guilt.
He went on to eulogize the criminal
laws of Texas saying that the state
threw every safeguard around a citi-
zen charged with crime and not only
paid for the state's witnesses but also
for the witnesses for the defense and
was the only state in the union that
He described the different degrees
of murder and told the jurors that they
must look at the facts and circumstan-
ces as they appeared at the time to
defendant and act in accordance in
framing their verdict. The jury was
told just what was meant by a rea-
sonable doubt and then the lawyer
told them all about the public domain
and the operation of the land laws and I InsPector Joe Dwyer of the customs
finally came down to the small tract of ervice wa shot and seriously wound-
land the ownership of which was dis-ied Saturday night by smugglers.
mted by Hill and Pitt and which ' Tne affrav occurred near the Sierra
HID ON THIS SIDE
And a Young Man Is Held On
Sussicion Of Having
Mixed Up In the
The money made is United States r eleven o'clock Saturday night. The i caused the trouble that culminated last Madre bridge where Messrs. Dwyer and
coin and currency and
most perfect ever found.
is about the
had ..een out exactly forty min- July in the killing at Monahan's. siaiionea to intercept all
"Was old man Burchfield the king of JrelB"us' crossing at that point and
Several years ago counterfeit nickels. ! The seven children the wife and that county that he could do as he searcn them for contraband goods ac-
half dollars and dolars began to makefagej nioth-r of defendant were over- ( pleased with e-erything and every- cording to orn"ers issused the previous
their appearance in all the west from 1 joyed; thrir supreme nuppiness found oody? dav-
"I don't know! It looks mighty like! "w'er was on "ot and some distance
it. and evidently the district attorney from san when the shooting occur-
thought so in his zealousness to break ! red- He nad stopped two Mexicans a
man and youth .and proceeded to
C0..L W :RYTGJ3
For Y'rs Panina on I at;e Frl ;
f.C.Al:::. Ohio. Nov. Th" tiprd-
' f : t E".j" :n for y H'h fcr' !; th:. '.t
I.i.' t ri.-rl'it f.r.'l i-t' ?n aduaHy grow:
wot. At oV!i-!c K 'i.;y I. V.i'..'
v. s t r '.. A '? 1. ir;.; ?. cf wn . .t
it .v. r.ty i'. r.( 1m-1: j: ! ri 1 1 n T i-'to.-rw
ar'I tv.r. !''.- of fl;;'..-.: ..-nrt'.i of ii:ir.i-
i n h:.s '.it ' ll do:; s.
Kansas City to San Francisco. The
federal authorities began searching for
a clue to the schemer and nave been
vigilantly watching the situation ever
since but only recently got th least
information as to where it came
It is now pretty well known that it
comes from Mexico and is made at a
large plant sufficient in capacity to
turn out thousands. or most any
amount annually. The source of this
information must for several reasons
be kept secret for a time but in the
near future developments will reach a
stage where the entire story can be
furnished the public.
It is said that somewhere in Mexico.
in a remote section of the mountain
districts there live a small company of
men putting in all their tlmein this in-
dustry and bringing the money to the
United States. A large company' is
engaged and some of tern make the
coins at the furnace and others in this
conn try travel about ostensibly pur-
chasing mines but really disposing of
he counterfeit money. lately so it
is said the company began also turn-
ing out almost perfect bills of the de
nominations of $5. $10 and $20 and they
are so perfect that none have been de
tected until they reach the treasury de-
partment at Washington.
The department has learned that
they come from the west and has taken
o the idea that they are made in Mex
ico. Detective have been put on the
trail and it is now known that this
money comes from somewhere in Mex-
ico. Just where is not now ready for
It is said that the man who is doini;
the work lias been an employe f the
United States mint an-1 knows all the
Ioints ia prrl:i'inK crin. II? m:.t n!-
fo be on to th pov.-rnmi-Tit's iiie'Imd of
lrs ! Ins .-.
rr r h-.- . .
! r; . : I
;.'icvt in. thf- biiine:
expression iu tears and kisses. 'TliHuk
God. you are a free man!" were the
words of the man's mother when the
verdict exonerating her son. was an
nounced. There was a general hand-
shaking in all parts of the room where
ever an attorney for the defense chanc
ed to be. and unstinted congratulations
were showered upon them.
IHieir beaming countenances did not
express half the gratification apparent-
ly felt by the defendant when he
thanked the jury for permitting him
to return to the bosom of his family
The verdict came as a surprise to
It was believed that the possibility of
a hung jury existed but such quick and
euective work by the twelve men. who
for four days nad sat in the box was
not expected. After hearing the ver
diet Pitt was not long in leaving the
court room. He made bond in the sum
of $1000 to appear here January 7 as
defendant to an indictment charging
him with assault to murder Burchfield.
It is said however that this case will
not be prosecuted owing to the result
Saturday night. The sureties on the
bond were J. W. liuc-hanan. J. E. Har
rington and J. R. Dublin.
The jury that held in its hands the
power of life or death for Sid Pitt re
tired to consult at 10:10 o'clock. Three
ballots were taken. On the first eight
stood for acquittal and four for a
sentence of five years: on the second
only two were for live years and on
the third the vole for acquittal was
The iiamt s of the men composing the
jury that sat on one of the most im-
port:nt murder 'trials ever held in this
i roiliuv were ii.s follows:
T. .1. h.t : T. V. Art! ion
!. I". .U'l.lcu:;.
the neck of my client!
"The truth of the matter is that searcn the man. a bottle of meiscal
Burchfield. according to his own testi- was fouJd under the man's coat and it
mony. regarded Pitt as a booster and v-i3 -021-sLated. By this time the youth
intruder and wanted tn iret him niit-:"au uacKea several
to drive him away.'
paces away and
j when Dwyer finished with the man and
The speaker turned his attention to turned toward him the youth drew a
the shirt sleeve proposition. It was revolver and without warning fired one
alleged by the prosecution that Burch- Point blank at Dwyer. The bullet
field and Hill were unarmed because entered the fleshy part of Dwver's left
they were in their shirt sleeves. Judge eg aDout six inches below the body
Edwards said the theory that a man and ranSing slightly downward passed
was unarmed because he had on no "; iNo Done was shattered nor artery
coat and vest had been exploded in j rea-
Texas long ago. He told of a promi-I The force of the bullet caused Dwyer
nent lawyer who in arguing the absurd to stagger forward and he fell on his
ity of that proposition came before j face- He scrambled up as quickly as
the jury in his shirt sleeves and no ' Possible and was about to draw his six
one suspected anything until at thesnoter when tae Mexican turned and
climax he reached inside his shirt and took deliberate aim at him a second
pulled out three six shooters; reached j time. Quick as a flash the office fell
back of his neck and pulled out a ! flat to the ground and the bullet from
his murderous assailant's weapon pass-
ed harmlessly over him.
The next moment he was up and
shooting at the Mexican who instead
of returning to the other side of the
river fled toward the heart of this
city. Dwyer fired two shots at the rap-
idly retreating form but if either took
effect there was no evidence of it
found afterwards. Dwyer had called
to lgan to head off the Mexican but
he did not appear in time as his at-
tention was occupied by other smug-
glers some distance away. It was in-
tensely dark along the river bank at
that particular spot and the wounded
officer was able to give only an imper-
fect description of his assailant there-
fore it wit! be difficult to effect his
at the postoiHte door until Hiil J capture although he sought sheittr on
-grv.Mied that roi? absolutely J tbe American side of the border.
c:u ru .1 h.s s'iri to deiend ine ponce station
:i. i lo lik'-.v tnc.t ll He went lujti'.e saootu
'( v. ;itl bo i:ill.-d.
'.is d.! v to his fjffii
Bowie knife and took a six shooter out
of each boot.
Judge Edwards's speech abounded
with apt illustrations and pointed al-
usions and was listened to attentively
by tbe jury. He went over the evi
dence in regard to the land trouble and
the killing at Monahan's and laid it
all to Burchfield. "why." said he. "It
looks like when old man Burchfield
went to Midland to have his arm dress
ed his mouth was running all the time.
He was the big Ike the king bee of
Ward county and everybody that didn't
do just what he wanted and walk a
ch.' Ik line Rot into trouble. Gentle-
i;rr;i. that kind of thing -always leads
to a homicide.
lit made absolutely no demonstra
TfiKth ; Sir c Is a Cmnzlet?. .
MAIHSONYILM;. .:v. 20 ; t
Oi! operators ai" J il.ilant t!:i-! morn-j
ing anvi h.'.y in;- rowpi.nc failure of tne i iy WO.'iT'T
stride ordered by the miners' union i
indicated. Nf-urly all tne
started to work this morning.
Whether or not a strike will be In
augurated as planned and ordered de-
pends on the developments.
y cf I ' 1 :
ing tnf bun l!;;nt at uarctio ycsternjy
mily; 1:5s j :
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To Fort Worth Safe Robbers.
FORT WORTH. TEX.. Nov. 2G.
Robbers blew open the safe in the
tore of M. Marks last night and took
$100. A portion of the building was
badly wrecked by the explosion. There
Is bo clue.
DOWIE HAS GONE
To Paris to Conduct Fortn?ght'a
LONDON. Nov. 2S John Alexander
Dowie has gone to Paris. He proposes
0 conduct fortnight mission In the
under tin weight of two thousand peo-
ple. Two persons were fatally crushed.
A number of others were less severely
v '. ivr- -i:ci
.-..-!:: f !. 1 (" y. Y.'h'-t hi-r
I-.r.ew rM'!i"" v.v.s oiint rf;-!t or
some Hrh'-rv.-T v.-a wurkinj.' them t; i:"t
rid of th; ninm-y i not known. An in-ve-tii'ation
will b made by the au-
thorities on the other side and some
one will be brought to account if any
more of the iMigns coin appears in
1 u- v
Of Two Small Chlltiret Ky Burning.
UONGFELIX)W. TEX.. Nov. 26.
Two small children of Prof. James
Reynolds were burned to death yes-
terday. They fell headlong into the
tire. The mother in attempting to
save the children was also fatally burned.
Captain Jack Crawford is in El Paso
visiting his daughter. Mrs. D. W. Reek-
hart. He came in this morning from
Doming on the delayed S. J. train. He
is to give an entertainment in Deming
tomorrow night and ran down to visit
his daughter in tbe meantime. He will
give an entertainment in I .us Cruces
If you have any little Item of news ' Wednesday night and then will come
personal or otherwise. The Herald will down to apend a few days in El Paso
be (lad to have It. by mall or phone. He 18 on bis rur o his home jo San
j Marrial fcom Klondyke wfcer he has
Herald Job office. Phone 115 2 rings.? been tbe past three yearn prospecting.
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ment In bl Paso foob...
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11. e prisoner itud his rela
tives had turned ..eir chairs about and
during the evening sat facing the jury.
Pitt his mother anil his wife each
held a sleeping chihl. The wife and
stepfather of the deceased were apart
from this group but near. Almost ev-
ery member of the liar whs present to
hear th oratorical effort of Judge
Hamuer and all of them sat behind the
prisoner and filled to overflowing the
space directly in front of the bench.
Mere and tnere in the crowd were near-
ly a half doeeu peace officers. All these
people. taken as a whole formed a
striking picture under the flickering
Judge Haniner's speech was au unus-
ually able effort. Tbe older members
of tbe bar said it was one of the best
i. ".' tt..g. i!et took
: ; i.e ii ." o'clock. I
; g.i in an 1 :iov?''
!ret:-i! tlie jury. He I.mded the defend-
ant ;:s ; pciiceaii'd and I iv abiding
iti.en ami appealed to the jury to tem-
per justice with mercy.
Judge Hamner began speaking at
":".) o"cloc-k and his argument lasted
more than two hours. Standing room
only was available in the court room.
He said in part:
"My friends and every lover of jus-
tice is my friend if you had walked
into this court room today and heard
counsel for the defense who would you
thought was on trial? You'd " have
thought that old man Burchfield was
"Without honest intelligent jurymen
it is absolutely impossible to enforce
the laws. It is necessary for you to
where 1):-. 1
; hi in. AlU:cnc;h tiie
that r.oihinsr sei-inii vr:t'-l
nd visibly af- Sunday Dwyer w;.s iting e;.si:v prd
-i. j o.-:.:r.-r.i.in
r.;i voyed to
the pliysdc-ina ;
i m a
(Continued on Fouith Page.)
Strange to say a report "gaina.l cur-
rency en the streets soon after the
shooting that one of the Dwyer broth-
ers had been wounded by border guards
on the other side of the river.
Juan Plores. a young Mexican was
arrested by Officers Scott and Denison
Saturday night and placed in the city
police station charged with being
drunk and disorderly.
In the police court this morning he
got very frest and hinted that the of-
ficers who arrested him had better be
careful about arresting innocent peo-
ple. He is known to have been in the
vicinity of the river al the time that
Joe Dwyer was shot and he was locked
up in the station again pending inves-
tigation as it is thought he knows
more about the shooting than he. cares
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