El Paso Times. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. Eighth Year, No. 78, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 31, 1888 Page: 1 of 8
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International Cigar Factory.
Loomis & McLachlen
Real Estate & Insurance
No. '21/5 San Antonio Stre
Eighth Year, No. 78.
El Paso, Texas, Saturday Morning, March 31, 1888.
Official Paper of the County
IDENT CLEVELAND APPROVES THE
Appropriation Bill—The Woman Suffrage
Convention—Congress Gives Mrs-
Logan and Mrs. Blair Each a
Pension of $2,000 a
The President's Approval.
Washington, March 30.—The presi-
dent has approved the urgent deficiency
The Woman# Suffrage Convention.
Washington, March 30.—In the wo-
mans suffrage convention this morning
Mrs. Elizabeth Lesle Saxon, of Tennes-
see, created a sensation by her discourse
"Social Purity." She spoke very plainly
of the social evil of the imprudence of
women in not confiding to their children
the great secret asd truths of life, instead
of letting theni learn from children and
Mrs. Armiston Chant vouched for the
truthfulness of the charges published in
the Pall Mall Gazette, saying she would
stake her life on their correctness. She
spoke principally of the work of social pu-
rity societies in Great Britain. Girls before
there was legislation in the matter were
taken in droves by procuresses to the
continent to fill houses of ill fame under
the pretense of getting them work.
Hariet B. Schattuck and Clara Stay-
born Hoffman, spoke in the same strain
us Mrs. Saxon had done. All remedies
would be but partial and disappointment
stands everywhere in the perfect equality
with man until society and church and
law regard marriage as a perfect partner-
ship, and she an equal partner. The
horror of lustful children being brought
into the world will continue until woman
is recognized as having a right to say
when the new life shall begin. Parents
when that time arrives will
have no shame in teaching
their children the mysteries of life.
Frances Willard as a preface to her re
marks read a petition to be signed,urging
congress to pass a bill to raise the age of
consent wherever it is absolute control,to
eighteen years. She attacked the low
necked dresses, and said those wearing
them borrowed the idea from women
whom she would bo ashamed to touch.
She also attacked the half nude pictures
of women used as advertisements. She
also touched upon the impropriety of
stage dressing and of the evils of round
President and Mrs. Cleveland gave a
special reception at the White House this
afternoon to the members of the Women's
Washington, March 30.—The senate
amendments were non concurred in the
house bill authorizing the president to
arrange a conference for the purpose of
encouraging reciprocial commercial rela-
tions between the United States and the
republics of Mexico, Central and South
America and the empire of Brazil.
The Joint resolution appropriating $25,-
000 to enable the United States to partic-
ipate in the international exhibition to be
held at Barcelona, Spain, in April. 1880,
The house committee on military affairs
ordered a favorable report on the senate
bill providing for the erection of monu-
ments at the Gettysburg battle field to
the memory of the regular soldiers.
The bill to extend government aid to
the state soldiers' home was referred to a
sub-committee, with instructions to pre
pare a favorable report.
After a long partisan debate the house
passed the bill granting a pension to the
widow of General Logan. Yeas 154
The house bill granting a pension ol1
$2000 per annum to Mary S. Logan and
the senate bill increasing the pension of
Ophelia A. Blair to $2000 was taken up.
A long debate took jilace between Cam-
eron, Mason, Springer and Henderson, of
Illinois; Warner and Dockery, of Mis-
souri, and Cochran, of New York, who
framed the bills, and Tartney, of Michi-
gan; Taulbe, of Kentucky; Walker, of
Wisconsin'. Wilson, of Minnesota, and
Matson, of Indiana, who opposed the
bills. The advocates of the bills claimed
that the services of suOh men as Logan
and Blair could not be measured by dol
lars and cents, and that the failure to
pass it would discourage the display ol
patriotic demonstration in the future.
The opponents of the bill said it was an
attempt to establish class legislation anc
could see no reason why prefcrance
should be given in these cases over the
widows of othor gallant soldiers, such as
Canby, Meade and Phil Kearnej The
Logan bill was passed by a voto of 154 to
05 and the Blair bill passed by 148 to 91
The evening session of the house wil
be devoted to the consideration of private
The house at its evening session passe<
24 pension bills and adjourned until to
Tho International Cattle Convention
Denver, March 30.—The third day'i
session of the International Range asso
elation was called to order at 11 o'clock
this morning. After prayer the report
of the committee on revision of the con-
stitution and by-laws was submitted. It
coincides substantially, with the old con-
stitution and by-laws except in the sec-
tions affected dy the reduction in fees of
nitiation and the membership of the as-
sociation, which ia changed from asso-
ciation to individual membership. An
additional section was made, providing
that the annual meeting of the associa-
tion shall be held at Denver on the fourth
uesday in the month of March. The
revised constitution was ordered printed
Several resolutions were presented and
adopted, among which the following most
By ex-Governor Routt, and ex-Presi-
dent Head, asking congress to at once
provide measures to sccure deep sea chan-
nel at some point on the Texas coast.
By Colonel Standart—Demanding that
ths various roads carrying beeves to mar-
ket from the range country, to give mem-
bers of the international association the
benefit of improved stock cars, thereby
reducing the shrinkage as well as a hu-
mane act,appreciated by all,also a reduc-
tion in rates in proportion to the decline
in prices realized. The resolution re-
quests every rangeman to patronize the
road first adopting these cars.
Mr. White, of Texas, urging the con-
gress of the United States to take off all
duties upon cattle and beeves imported
After the transaction of other routine
business the convention adjourned to
witness the jubilee parade to meet again
at ten o'clock in the morning.
Washington, March 30.'-The presi-
dent has sent a long letter to the civil
service commission recommending an ex
tension of the limits of the classified
Change of Time.
S. change in the time of arrival and de-
parture of trains on the Galveston, llar-
risburg & San Antunio and Texas & Pa-
cific will take effect to-morrow, April 1.
The Texas & Pacific passenger train will
hereafter arrive at 10:45 a. m. and depart
at 12:30 p. m., local time. The Galves-
ton, Harrisburg & San Antonio passenger
train will arrive at 11:15 a. m. and depart
at 2:30 p. m., local time. This brings the
Texas tfc Pacific in one hour later than
heretofore and sends it out four hours
earlier. The Galveston, Harrisburg &
San Antonio comes in 45 minutes earlier,
but no change is made in the time of de-
parture. The Southern Pacific will con-
tinue to run as at present, arriving at 8
a. m. and leaving at 12:50 p. m.
New Depot at Anthony.
The little town of Anthony, twenty
miles up the river and just on the line
between Texas and New Mexico,is grow-
i«g in importance. The latest recogni.
tion of its claims is the building of a de-
pot by the Santa Fe, preparatory to plac-
ing a ticket agent and telegraph operator
there. Heretofore there has been no tel-
egraph office between El Paso and Las
Cruces, a distance of forty miles. The
new irrigating ditch, 12 miles long, end-
ing at Anthony proves more than ade-
quate for all the land between it and the
river. That portion of Mesilla valley is
bound to be thickly populated before
The changes of time on three of the
roads entering £1 Paso will facilitate the
handling and delivery of mail in this city.
The Santa fe arrives at 5:30 p. m., too
late for delivery on the day of arrival,
but can be delivered the next morning
with the Southern Pacific mail which ar-
rives at 8 a. m., and the Mexican Central
which arrives about the same hour. Tho
Texas & Pacific mail will hereafter come
in at 10:45 a. m., and the Galveston, Har-
risburg & San Antonio at 11:15 a.m.,
perhaps too late for a delivery before
noon, but just right for an early aftor
noon delivery. Thus, when the trains
come in on time the carriers can have all
mail for the day distributed immediately
after noon, andean do away entirely with
the present late delivery.
Fare to Auitln.
There has been considerable inquiry
as to tho fare from El Paso to Austin on
the occasion of the dedication of the
state capitol, May 14 to 19. The follow-
ing letter from the secretary of the Inter-
state Drill Association answers the ques-
Austin, Tex., March 21, 1888.
Editor Tribune, El Paso, Texas.
Dkah Slit: Replying to yours of the
17th, will say it will bo $5 as far out as
Big Springs, to Austin and return, and
one fare round trip from El Paso to Big
Springs. It was thought at first it would
be $5 round trip from Ei Paso, but the
above rate was the best we could get.
You will hear from us again shortly.
We hope to see a large representation
from El Paso and from our sister republic
of Mexico, to the greatest military and
civic celebration ever given in the south-
west, Very respectfully,
Jno. T. Dickinson,
The faro from El Paso to Big Springs
is $10.40, making the total round trip
fare from El Paso to Austin 118,40.
COMPRISING THE LATEST NEWS AT HOME
The Metropolitan National Bank of Cincinnati
Will Pay Depositors in Full—Colorado
tive Clemency, Etc.
Petersburg, Va., March 30.—The re-
publican state convention will be held on
Will Pay In Full.
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 30.—The re-
ceiver of the Metropolitan National bank
announces that on April sixteenth he will
pay in full all depositors who have proved
their claims prior to April.
Raleigh, N. C., March 30.—Two bills
for forgery were found by the grand jury
to day against Cross and White, the ab-
sconding officers of the State National
bank. They are now in custody in To-
Denver,' March 30.—The republican
state central committee met here to-day
and decided to hold a convention at Den-
ver September 25. The convention is to
nominate delegates to the national con-
vention to be held at Pueblo May 5th.
Louisville, Ky., March 30—The im-
peachment proceedings against Tate
closed this morning with the anticipated
verdict of guilty against the absconding
treasurer of Kentucky unit his re-
moval from office.
There seems to be no question but the
explosion was caused by natural gas,
which abounds in the earth in a large
section of the country hereabouts. Fre-
quent explosions and great damage from
it has accurred here before. The state
mine inspector, though having reported
the mine in excellent condition, knew
of the existence of this gas in the vicinity
of the mine, and has so frequently stated
unofficially. Such great indignation pre-
vails among the miners that it would be
dangerous for the inspector to put in an
appearance here. Experienced miners
say if there had been a separate air shaft
the consequence would have been less
disastrous. The bodies of the dead
brought up are terribly burnt and present
a horrible sight.
THE ENGINEERS AND FIREMEN ON THE
MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL
Go Out on a Strike—Switchmen on Various
Other Roads Continue to Strike-
More Developments Looked
A Cordial Reception.
Detroit, March 30.—General Russell
A. Algier. was the recipient of a cordial
welcome by tbe citizens of Detroit irres-
pective of party, on his return from the
Pacific slope this evening.
A Rig Franchise.
Chicago, March 30.—An ordinance
granting the YerUes street syndicate ev-
erything asked for on the west side with
a modifying restriction was passed this
evening. It gives gratis to the syndicate
cable, a franchise covering over two-
thirds of the city.
Three Children Hurned to Death.
Macon, Mo., March 30.—Four children
of T. S. Richardson, a farmer, near here
left alone in the house while the parents
went to town, while playing with match-
es set the house on tire and three of the
children were burned to death.
A Museum Robbed of 30,000,000 Fran**.
Paris, March 30.—A Greek named
Raptohorilos was arrested hereto-day for
robbing the Mumismatic museum at
Athens of ancient medals and coins of
the value of thirtv million francs.
Imprisonment for Life.
Chicago, March 30.—August Hetzke,
recently sentenced to death for having
whipped his son to death, was granted a
new trial to-day on condition that he
plead guilty. The plea of guilty was
entered and Hetzke was at once sentenc-
ed to imprisonment for life.
Annapolis, Md., March 30.—Governor
Jackson last night pardoned tbe seven
democratic judges and clerks ofolection
who were found guilty of having perpe-
trated a fraud at tho polls two years ago.
They were sentenced June 27th last, to
two years imprisonment.
Aurora, Ills., March 30.—In the half
of the Burlington paint shop building
which burned last night, and which had
been fitted up as a hotel for the new en-
gineers and firemen, over 100 of whom
were in their beds when the fire broke
out. They had just time to grapple their
clothes and get out before the building
was a mass of flames. The burned out
men were quartered in other buildings
for the night. Several of them were
assaulted by unknown parties as they
rushed about the yards seeking shelter.
The Burlington officials say fire broke
out in two or three places simultaneously
and that indications point strongly to in-
French Chamber of Deputies.
Paris, March 30.—The chamber today
by a vote of 268 to 237, despite the oppo
sition of the government, voted for urg
gency in the extreme left bill, providing
for a revision of the constitution of the
M. Laguerre proposed a motion for ur-
gency for the revision of the constitution.
Several Bonapartists declared they would
support the demands so far as it was an
appeal to the people.
Minister Viette asked the chamber to
await the return of M. Tirard from the
senate before deciding.
M. Risson said he was opposed to a re-
vision, and alluding to Boulanger said
the satisfaction which would,be afforded
by the adoption of tbe measure ought not
to be given a person who had attacked
the institutes of the country and talked
of purging the chamber.
Minister Sarren urged the chamber t«>
reject the demand.
M. Goblet thought that a revision of
the constitution would not improve the
Premier Tirard, who had
entered during the debate, declared he
fully agreed with Sarren. If the cham-
ber decided to consider the urgency pro-
posal, the ministry would decline all re-
sponsibility, as such action on the part
of the chamber would furnish fresh argu-
ment in favor of the audacious manifesto
issued by the dismissed general.
The defeat of the ministry caused a
sensation in the chamber. As soon as
the vole was announced M, Tirard de-
parted for the Elysee palace.
Larguerre proceeds to-morrow for the
department of Nord, where he will com
mence an electoral campaign in favor of
Boulanger. The general himself will ex
plain his programme at a banquet which
will be given at Lilies.
The chamber after a short recess reas
sembled at 9 p. m.
M. Cuneod Nornano, Bonapartist,
moved that the bureaus to-morrow ap-
point a committee to prepare for a revi-
sion of the constitution.
After a confused debate, Desonnier, of
the left, urged the chamber to await the
formation of the new cabinet.
Nornano's motion was rejected by a
vote of 253 to 195, the right cheering Iron-
icily. The chamber then adjourned un
til 2 p. m. to-morrow.
The cabinet council met at Elysee
palace at 9 p. m.
The senate has finally adopted the
budget as modified by the chamber of
The Rich Hill Mine Disaster.
Kansas City, March 30.—The Times
reporters sent by a special train to the
scene of the Ilich Hill mi^e disaster re-
turned to-night, and from their affirma-
tion the situation may be summarized as
follows: The dead list has reached 21
and nine of the injured are expected to
die, making the probable loss of life 30.
Some claim that natural gas was the
cause of the explosion, while others con-
tend that the accumulation of foul gases
without proper ventilation was the real
cause. The state mine inspector examin-
ed tho mine March 6th and pronounced it
The Richfield Herald strongly
denounces him and demands his immedi-
ate suspension from office.
Dispatches to tho Associated Press
from Rich Hill says: The only air shaft
the mine has was a section partitioned off
from the main shaft, and this was blown
to pieces by the first explosion, conse-
quently no air could be forced into the
mine until the south half of the shaft had
been converted into an air conduct.
One enterprising El Paso firm look len
copies of the new city directory.
E. W. Jackson, general manager of the
Mexican Centrai railway, is in the city.
Alderman S. J. Freudenthal has re-
turned from a three weeks trip to the
City of Mexico.
Yesterday was a big day at Las Cruces
The National guard held a carnival there
and the Las Cruces and Fort Selden nines
were matched on the diamond.
Agent Payne has just received one
more of those beautiful bicycles adver-
tised on our eighth page. The wheel be-
longs to Gus Ferguson and will be put in
use at once.
Allan H. MacDonald, editor of tho
Mesilla Valley Democrat, is here among
his many friends. He leaves for home
this morning to attend the grand military
ball to-night at Las Cruces.
Mr. M. T. Davis, a prominent coal op-
erator and owner from the coal region of
West Virginia, also a stockholder in the
El Paso Gas, Coke and Coal company, is
registered at the Grand Central hotel.
Maj. Gordon, of Cincinnati, and Mr.
M. F. Davis, of West Virginia,who came
in yesterday evening looked at our public
and private buildings and in a short talk
with reporters expressed themselves more
than pleased with our progress. What
everybody admits must be true.
The electric light company has ordered
an incandescent machine. The incan-
descent lights in this city have thus far
been run by the same machine which
runs the arc lights, making it impossible
to get the best results. With the pro-
posed new machine the incandescent ser-
vice will be greatly improved and this
will doubtless lead to a rapid increase in
the number of such lights in the city
The Striking Switchmen.
Chicago, March 30.—The St. Paul
yardmen who started to go to work last
night at 10 o'clock had but begun, their
engines started, when a message came to
the Western avenue roundhouse that all
men should wait until Assistant General
Superintendent Earling had seen them
before resuming work. Earling stated
the case briefly to the men as he under-
stood it and then said :
We have submitted to many acts that
we have considered unjustifiable on your
part. This afternoon the men in our
employ deliberately derailed and wreck-
ed a number of cars that are our proper-
ty. We will consent to overlook this and
you can go to work, but the first thing .
that is done will be to replace those cars
upon the track.
This the men positively refused to do,
as the cars were pulled by a "Q" engine
The strikers hung around for a while
and one by one went home and the strike
was on. The men who struck last night t
embrace twenty-four switching crews, a
total of one hundred and twenty men.
The strikers held a big meeting in the
hall adjacent to the roundhouse, lasting
until late this morning. They were en
thusiastic in the position thev have
Milwal'kbk, March 30.—Manager
Miller, of the Chicago, Milwaukee k. St.
Paul road, this morning said: ' There is
no truth in the statement of switchmen
at Chieago that the St. Paul company had
been secretly aiding the Burlington com-
pany. The trouble is that tbe Chicago
switchmen have combined to make a
thorough boycott against the Burlington
company, and in sympathy with the
movement our men refused to handle
some new cars brought to us by the Bur-
lington from the factory of Wells,French
& Company, which is on the Burlington
road. We told the men that if they did
not handle these cars they could not ban
die anything and we propose to maintain
that position. No other point will be af-
fected. Freight trains held in this city
this morning will be sent out before
night. We are using our roadmen in the
places of striking switchmen and they
will stay there until we can get new-
gangs. As the strike occurred only last
evening we have been able to make no
permanent arrangements as yet. We will
continue to receive and deliver freight at
Chicago but will request terminal agents
to ease up a little on us for a few days.
We do not apprehend any serious trouble
and we are not fretting much over the
There are uo freight trains moving on
the Chicago division of the St. Paul road
Quincy, Ills., March 30.—The switch
men in the Quincy yards received orders
this morning to strike and all left their
posts at 9 o'clock.
A Strike on the Milwaukee A It. Paul.
Chicago,. March 30.—The force of
armed men at the Burlington yards was
increased to-day by 50, and the new en-
gineers and firemen were provided with
arms also to a large extent, the rest be-
ing promised arms at once. At the head-
quarters of the Brotherhood this evening
an extension of the strike to the.Pitts
burg & Fort Wayne line is coniidered
among the possibilities of tbe future,
but whether as a result of the meet-
ing this afternoon it would not be
stated. The announcement was made
authoritatively that the Brotherhood on
the Milwaukee & St. Paul road, from
Chicago to Savannah, Illinois, and Mil-
waukee had left their engines and
would stay till the "Q" trouble
was settled. It was thought that unless
they went back within a very short
time, a general strike on the St. Paul
system will be the result, and the boy
cott has already extended to all the roads
pending the adjustment of matters. The
engiheers and firemen who run from here
to Savannah live for the most part in
Chicago, and they left their engines in
the round house this morning and came
home on the passenger traius The Mil
waukee engineers abandoned their en-
gines at that point, About 250 men it
was asserted at the brotherhood head
quarters are out on the Milwaukee & St.
Weekly Trade Review.
Nkw York, March 80,—R. G. Dun &
Co. iu their weekly review of trade say.
Dullness in the feature in Ibusiness, but
the dullness is with a, hopeful feeling in
almost every quarter. There is just now
little anxiety shout the money market.
More Pacific advices from London render
the outlook more satisfactory, but the
Srevailing dullness is everywhere felt.
[any attribute it to the recent storms and
unfavorable weather, which doubtless
affect some trades materially. Many feel
the influence of the existing and recent
strikes. The railroad difficulty in the
west does not abate, but the feature most
widely observed in the disposition of cus-
tomers to act with great conservatism,
buying as they are compelled to buy, and
this appears in many of the leading
branches of trades. Failures of banks
and bankers in North Carolina, Mobile
and Newbcrg, has caused no disturb
ances. Prices are maintained with re-
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