El Paso Daily Herald. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. TWENTY-FIRST YEAR, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 27, 1901 Page: 1 of 8
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EL PASO. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY AIAROH 27 1901.
Price Five Cents.
Twenty. First Year.
The Great Gold Strike
China Has Nt Yet
and Utah Lines
Signed the Treaty
Near Tombstone Ariz
The recent gold strike in the Tur-
quoise district of Arizona between Co-
chise and Tombstone has exceeded the
expectations of the most sanguinary
and set prospectors and miners wild
Early today D. W- Reckart. the well
known assayer of this city received a
telegram from his brother now at
Pearce. Arizona saying that specimens
of the ore assayed by him had yielded
a percentage of $98000 to the ton one
of the most remarkable strikes on
record during recent years.
Mr. Reckart adds in his dispatch
that the population of the district for
miles around is in a high state of ex-
citement and miners and prospectors
are nocking to that region from all
parts of the territory.
Last week The Herald contained a
brief account of the Turquoise gold
strike obtained from S. U Pearce. th
well known mining man. It read in
"On my way here I met a great num-
ber of miners going into Turquoise
in tbe Lead
HE ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY
IN THE HERALD TODAY IN
RESPONSE TO URGING.
While There are Many Suspected Can-
didates No Others Have Come Out of
Citizens continue to guess concern-
ing the local political situation and
any person supposed to have any in-
side information is constantly assailed
with questions from every side.
The convention will meet soon and
then the riddle will be solved and the
people will know all abont it.
Just at present the main question
ubked is "Who will be the nominee for
mayor?" and it Is heard on every side.
lxcal political conditions were nev-
er more confused than at present and
such work as is being done is going
forward in secret. The factions are
fighting one another savagely for su-
premacy and an effort is being made
by both sides to keep trader cover and
to keep their deals and combinations a
close secret. For that reason the pub-
lic remains almost in total ignorance.
The mayoralty race is regarded as the
main issue and the public seems to
have lost sight of the candidates for
the minor offices. Nevertheless they
are as plentiful as butterflys in June
and are rustling around displaying
considerable energy and fighting hard
against one another. Those who have
been In office several terms and are
seeking to succeed themselves are the
ones who appear io oe tue muni
frightened of the bunch. They realize
that the resolution of Magoffin to ac
cept but two terms has set a Daa ex-
ample for them to follow and has had
a weakening effect for the old regime
all down the line and may even result
in the breaking up of the. old gang
vrbose policy was to get every thing in
sight and hold it for life.
Hammett Will Run.
Major B. F. Hammett will make
ithe race and from remarks heard on
every side it appears that his candi
dacy is favored by a large element of
the business community and It Is stat-
ed that he will wix hands down before
The race of C. W. Fassett to succeed
himself as city treasurer is attracting
widespread attention and It is claimed
that a fight wilt be made both for and
against him. He is an old timer hav-
ing been in office many terms and seeks
to succeed himself. It is noised about
today that one of the Coles brothers
will make tbe race against him with
fair prospects of winning out in the
convention. The office is a good one
requiring but little time and no extra-
ordinary display of bookkeeping skill
to fill it with entire satisfaction. The
ii'cumbent can do the work at odd
moments earn a fat salary and lose no
time from his usual occupation. The
old man. it is said will use all in-
fluence at his command to retain Fas-
sett arid has already been out skir-
mishing around in his behalf.
A BEAUTIFUL DENVER WOMAN
DIES OF HEMORRHAGE WHILE
FIGHTING THE STORM.
DENVER. March 27 Mrs. Lee Rus-
sell head waitress in a leading restau-
rant died in the police surgeon's of-
fice this morning from hemmorhage of
Mrs. Russell left her home this morn
ing to go to work. While battling with
the heavy storm on Fourteenth street
she was seized with hemorrhage and
sank in the snow on tbe sidewalk. She
was carried Into the surgeon's office
j-here she died.
Mrs. Russell was 25 years old and
Her husband lives at Fort .Wayne.
' Indiana.- She came to Colorado for ber
which lies between Pearce and Toml-
stone. From them I learned that a
man by the name of Abbett. an assay-
er in that section had made a strike
a four Hava asro that had created an
Intense excitement throughout that
district. While he and his partner
were working on their claim they sud-
denly ran into ore that on assay ran
$50000 to the ton. That of course
would mean nearly native gold. 1 "was
not able to learn the details as to
whether it was a pocket a streak or
vein or in fact anything more than
that they had struck ore of that value.
The men I met were all going in and
none were coming out."
It will be Reen that Mr. Pearce did
not exaggerate but on the contrary
underestimated the value of the gold
strike. The report sent In to Assayer
D. W. Rackart may be considered ab-
sclutelv reliable and will doubtless
Itement .even in El Paso and
cause mining men of this locality to
crowd into the Turquoise district in
search of weaitn.
THE PRINTING OF THE PAN-AMER
ICAN . POSTAGE STAMPS IS
WASHINGTON. March 27 The
bureau of engraving has practically
finished work on the stamps for the
Pan-American exposition. In fact it
was expected Vhat the last sheet would
be ready for checking today.
Stamps were issued for the Colum
bian and the Omaha expositions as well
as the Buffalo but it is said that they
were designed for nothing more or less
than advertisement purposes and while
no advertising can be placed on the
stamps and the law forbids the use of
stamps .for advertising purposes the
mere fact that the government Is sell-
ing them accomplishes the purpose .
For this reason the words '"Pan-
American"" does not appear on the new
stamps which are merely entitled
"commemorative series." They will be
placed on sale when the exposition
opens and the sale stopped when It
clow. .They are printed In two colors
and are said to be finest stamps ever!
Issued by any country- .
Owing to the great demand Tor such
series by philatelists the government
always makes quite a profit off their
ALABAMA MAN HAS BEEN QUIET-
LY WORKING TO REORGANIZE
BIO IRON FURNACE.
MEMPHIS. Tenn... March 27 C. E.
Puck former manager of the Atalla
Iron Ore company which recently sold
a large part of its holdings to the Ala-
bama Consolidated Coal and Iron com-
pany has practically completed nego-
tiations for the purchase of the Truss-
ville furnace which he will put Into
operation within the next week.
Mr. Buck retained the Cmdnp ore
mines and states that a supply of ore
for the Trassville furnace can be se-
cured from these mines. He adds that
after he gets rull possession of the fnr-
unce he win enlarge It.
This furnace has been advertised for
sale four times but the sale has never
occurred for the reason that Mr. Buck
has been buying np the judgments -with
a view to obtaining the property.
KIPLING HAS DECIDED THAT TTE
CANNOT GET ALONG' WITHOUT
AMERICA ANY LONGER.
CONCORD. N. H.. March 27 A cable
from London was received here today
announcing that Rudyard Kipling
would return to America in the near
future and make his summer home In
Kipling married an American wife
but quarreled with his brother-in-law
finally leaving America in high dud-
geon swearing he would never return.
WASHINGTON. March 27 The
cruiter New York now at Tangiers
awaiting the action of the sultan of
Morocco who is commanded to pay
certain American claims was ordered
this morning to proceed immediately
to Manila and will leave this evening.
It is announced this afternoon that
the reason Uncle Sam quits in the Mo-
rocco matter and rushes the New York
to Manila is that the United States con
sul general reports that he feels as-
sured the claim of the United States
will be paid.
The sultan and bis court have gone
from Fez to visit a distant section of
the country and will return in about
six weeks and will receive Mr.. Gum-
mer the consul at Mazagan. thus pre-
venting the American from taking a
long overland Journey.
With these assurances the United
States concluded to let tbe New York
move on to Manila where she Is gone
to- take the place of the flag ship Ne-
SALT LAKE. March 27. The Trib
une today announces that there will
be incorporated in the laws of Utah in
the very near future the charter for the
Colorado-Utah lines at a total capita-
lization of fourteen millions.
The consolidation comprises the
Denver and Rio Grande. Rio Grande
Southern. Colorado Midland and Rio
The statement also declares that the
Florence and Cripple Creek and Colo-
rado Springs and Cripple Creek rail-
road will be brought into the new sys-
tem. THE NEW OIL WELL AT BEAU-
MONT IS CONSIDERED BET-
TER THAN LUCAS WELL.
Special to The Herald.
BEAUMONT. March 27 The new oil
well is .equal in every respect to the
famous Lucas gusher and is considered
better because the pipe is larger.
The oil went sixty feet in the air
when first struck but is tinder control
GUNNER MORGAN" RECEIVES LETTERS.
NAVAL HERO WHO SEEKS PROMOTION HAS NUMEROUS EVIDENCES
OF PUBLIC SYMPATHY.
Gunner Charles Morgan whose application for promotion called forth the
statement from Rear Admiral Sampson that an enlisted man is socially un-
qualified for advancement to the line. Is deluged with letters f rom ' "perfect
strangers who wish to express their sympathy. .Many promise to do all in
their power to see that he gets the desired promotion. Public feeling against
Admiral Sampson is strong.
INVESTIGATING REPORTED DIS-
CRIMINATION IN RATES OF
' PACKING HOUSE GOODS.
CHICAGO. March 27 The interstate
commerce commission is in session
here preparing a report on the secret
cutting of rates on eastbound ship
ments of packing house products.
The freight agents of all the roads
terminating in Kansas City and agents
there of fast freight lines of western
roads have appeared before the com mis
sion. The traffic managers of all the
packing houses have also been heard.
It has been an open secret for some
time that big shippers of all kinds of
freight have been getting secret re
ductions in rates. Among the first to
get the advantage of rate manipulation
are 'the packing houses.
At Kansas City the cutting of rates
was carried to such an extent that the
Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul rail
road openly announced that it would
not remain a member of tbe organiza
tion of local freight agents because of
the rate cutting of rival lines.
Naturally its rivals promptly denied
that they had been cutting rates and
made charges against the St. Paul.
Special to The Herald.
AUSTIN. March 27 Representative
Bridgets will introduce a lengthy reso-
lution in the house inviting Diaz and
McKinley to meet on the bridge at El
Paso when the latter passes through.
The same if adopted will be wired to
EX-SECRETARY OF STATE HARDY
CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY
TO PREVENT A QUORUM.
Special to The Herald.
AUSTIN. Texas. March 27 The com-
mittee investigating the failure of Man
ager Walker of the opera house to ad-
mit the sergeant at arms charges-ex-
Secretary of State Hardy with having
connived with Walker for such a course
! to prevent a quorum and. defeat the
Galveston charter revision bill.
He and Walker are both ordered be
fore the house to apologize.
The house at Its session last night
considered the appropriation bill and
the militia got some hard raps.
THE REPORT THAT J. P. MORGAN S
LIFE IS IN DANGER IS DE-
NIED IN LONDON.
NEW YORK. March 27. The Herald
having stated that J. Pierpont Morgan
nan postponed nis sailing from. New-
York for Europe on account of his re
ceiving advices rrom Scotland yard
that he would be assassinated the
London press takes the matter up this
afternoon and It is declared to be un
The only foundation of the rumor is
mat me. ponce or London will watch
over and protect the American million.
aire while he is in this city.
only a crazy anonymous threat has
been made against him.
THE FURY OF A WOMAN SCORNED
TAKES ITSELF OUT IN A FA-
TAL GUN PLAY.
Special to The Herald.
Special to The Herald.
HOUSTON. March 27 Mattie Gra-
ham was jilted by Jack Walsh.
She shot.him through the body this
morning when he refused to recognize
The wound will prove fatal.
PEKIN. March 27 The time for the
recognizing the Russian occupation of
night. China did not sign.
It is believed here that she refused
all the other powers and that there is
ter "between Russia and China. It is not
The British government it is learned
the same terms as that of the United
against the negotiating by China of any
fecting territorial or financial matters without the full knowledge and con-
sent of the other powers. ... ' v
THE WEATHER IN EUKUfts io
MOST SEVERE FOR THIS TIME
LONDON. March 27. Bitter weather
prevails in Europe. This morning the
deepest frost or tne year was resisincu
in this city.
i i.. hanw nn ndiacent lakes ana
snow storms are sweeping over north-
ern France. .
THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN OF
SING SING HAVE AT LAST
CHANGED ITS NAME. v'
SING SING N. Y.. March 27 After
many years of unsuccessful effort the
r.onr.'itf nt thi town have succeeded in
changing its name. They objected to
11. on account of the penitentiary nere.
the big village gathering a sort. Of re-
flex opprobrium from the name.
This morning Governor Odell signed
the bill which changes the name to
ncaininp- The handsome town is now
expected to thrive and it will no long
er be considered a penal coiony.
The penitentiary here is a huge af-
fair and will continue to be -called
Sing Sing. ' - '.' ;;'.'
THIS DISPATCH PROBABLY . RE-
FERS TO THE STILWELL ROAD
CONCESSIONS IN SOME WAY.
CHICAGO. March 27 The Record
today has special from the City- of
Mexico saving that Chicago and. New
York capitalists have secured a con-
cession for a railroad through the nor-
thern part of the republic. The road
will connect with the Mexican Cen-
tral near Chihuahua and run through
the state of Sonora to the Gulf of Cal-
ifornia. IT IS STATED THAT THE BURLING
TON HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY
- NORTHERN PACIFIC.
NEW YORK. March- 27 The Trib-
une declares semi-officially that the
Burlington railroad has been acquir
ed by the Northern Pacific and Great
Northern and that formal announce
ment of the same will shortly be made.
This the Tribune says is a fact in
spite of the denial of President HilL
THE BILL FOR REORGANIZATION
OF TEXAS RANGERS PASSED
AUSTIN. Texas. March 27 Senator
Turney today secured the final passage
ot the house bill introduced by Kyle
providing for the reorganization of the
Texas Ranger force and frontier bat
The bill passed as it came from' the
house and is in accordance with the
recommendations of the governor on
A proposition to require each ranger
to give a bond of $2500 was rejected
Senator Turney vigorously opposing
the adoption of such an amendment.
The bill now goes to the governor for
NEW YORK. March 27 The Tribune
carries a double headed cable from
London in its late edition this morn
ing saying that the victories over the
Boers during the last three days have
been more complete and general than
General Babbington yesterday and
the day before won a victory and cap
tured more guns than In any single en
gagement during the campaign.
His work is having an exhilerating
effect on the British in South Africa
and the war office in London. He is
described as a practical peace maker
having negotiated with the enemy in
the proper spirit.
FIRE IS RAGING IN THE REPUB
LIC MINE AND FIVE HUNDRED
MEN STOP WORK.
REPUBLIC. Mich.. March 27 Fire is
raging in the Republic mine here and
00 men are thrown out of employment.
No estimate of the loss has been
made up to this time. .
Buttermilk. Telephone No. 156.
signing of the Russian-Chinese treaty
Manchuria expired last night at mid
simply in order to avoid offending
a definite understanding in the mat
believed that the declination is final.'
has sent a note couched in nearly
States a month ago protesting
convention with another power af
IT IS NOW SETTLED THAT PRESI-
DENT ' KRUGER WILL VISIT
' PARIS.' March 27 A dispatch from
The .Hague this morning announces
that .President Kruger has decided to
visit America and will leave for' New
York very shortly. Arrangements are
being made for his passage today. .
AUSTIN Texas March 27 McFall
this morning again tried to getnp his '
bill revoking the Waters-Pieree per- :-
mit but failed.
Senator. Bailey is said to be worRing
his friends in the house not to allow -
the bill to come np before adjournment:
mat creruiin pnj&pcvuve utuuiuaivs iui i
congressmen at large in the event the-.
state is not reapportioned are lobbying
" The appropriation bill went through
the house ' on first reading not much -mutilated
this morning. There were
ver'-ew ".changes. '
Five thousand dollars was added for.
an experiment station at Beeville. The-
volunteer guard only -got five themsr
and dollars. . . . .
Consul. Francisco Mallen who only
recently left the Mexican capital
where he held a lengthy conference
with President Diaz relative to affairs
of stat; seems to think that the chief
executive of the nation to the south is-
very anxious to meet President Mc-
Kinley and will visit Juarez in May for
that especial purpose if he can arrange
to leave Mexico City and his official
business for a limited period.
Consul Mallen does not know posi-
tively . that President Diaz will avail
himself of the opportunity of meeting
President McKinley at the center of
the international bridge and of be-
coming a participant of one of the most
unique ceremonials of all history but
i.1 of oninion that- ha will if .t
er circumstances are favorable.
It is safe to say that when the two
rulers of the two great western repul-'-lies
meet at midstream on the bridge "
over the Rio Grande and slasp hands
the picturesque occurrence will be wit-
nessed . by such a multitude as never
before assembled at this point and the
incident will be spoken of by historians
of both countries hundreds of years :
nence as one or me most remarkable- -that
ever took place in America.
Newspapers all over the United
States are even now publishing almost
daily references to the meetings of the
presidents and the affair has already
attracted such widespread attention
that El Paso has received an unlimited
amount of advertising from this source
The idea for the meeting of the
presidents originated in El Pastr but
the affair has now become one of na
tional concern in two countries.
However the duty of seeing to it that
President Diaz is induced to visit the
border at the proper time to meet
Fresldent McKinley devolves upon the "
citizens of El Paso who have already
invited the president of the United
States to stop here on his journey
The committee of the chamber of
commerce which was appointed to in-
vite the presidents has not yet heard
from General Diaz but expects to re
ceive a favorable report in a few davs.
It is nossible that a committee of citi
zens from this city will visit the Mex-
ican capital and personally urge the
president to come.
El Paso's representative in- tbe state
leelslature today introduced a bill pro
viding that the state of Texas extend
a cordiaL invitation to President Diaz
to meet President McKinley at the bor-
der. . ; .J.
It is probable that the friends. . of
Fresident Diaz will urge him to Visit-
in this part of the country on the oc-
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