El Paso Daily Times. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 243, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 25, 1885 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL.IY. NO. 243.
EL PASO, TEXAS, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 25,1885.
OFFICIAL PAPEK OF THE CITY
W. A. IRVIN.
0. C. IRVIN.
w. A. IBVIN & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Druggists and Stationers,
W»U Paper, Window Glass, Paints, Oils, Tarnish,
haYC etery article usually kept in first class Drug and
Book Stores, and sell at bottom prices.
m Headqnarters for show-Oases and Gennine El Paso Onion Seed
THE PIONEER HOUSE AND MOS T EX TEN SI IE
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
HARDWARE, STOVES AND TINWARE.
CUTLKRY, GUNS, PISTOLS, MINER'S SUPPLIES,
AND AMMUNITION OF ALL KINDS.
Sole agent for
CHARTER OAK STOVES.
El Paso Street. - - El Paso. Texas.
zrvtEXiCAHsr A.RT GOOIDS.
Curiosities of All Kinds.
DETAILS OF THE UNPARAL-
London and England Thrown
Into the Greatest Ex-
NOTIONS, TOYS, FANuY AMD I10LIDA\ GOODs.
Emerson & Berrien,
tft O USE EC OLD
quiiite in the Undertaking business. Wnte foi piices.
EL PASO, ■ ■ TEXAS.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
hardware, cutlery ,
TINWARE PUMPS, WIND-MILLS, BLACKSMITH AND MINER'S
g0T Always to the front and prices reasonable.
'Agent for the Laflin and Rand Powder company,
Co'«. Scales, and Adams & Wentlake's Oil Stoves.
No. 8 San Antonio st.,
Vasal k Bona' Hand Hade Shoes
rail LU« »f B.«t Hake* In
Misses' and Children's Shoes.
No. 307 South El Paso Street.
The New Fashion
UNDER A NEW MANAGEMENT.
CHARLES BAGBY & CO, PROPRIETORS
P Rinnv'a four-vnar old WhiskifB a specialty. Foreign and
domestic WintB, Brandies and Cigars constantly on hand.
Private Club Rooms up-stairs. Open day and night. Courteous and
State National Bank Building, San Antonio Street
the houses ok 1'AHI.I amknt.
London, Jan. 24., 2:10 p1 111.—An
alarming explosion has just occurred in
ilie house* of parliament.
London, 2:30 p. m.—The houses of
parliament and the goverii'iient ollices
are severely shocked. Considerable dam-
age was done, but it is impossible at this
moment to tell Hie extent of the damage.
The report of the explosion was luard in
Dowuing street. Great excitement pre-
vails. Enormous crowds are assembling
at the scene of the explosion. The ex-
plosion is wrapped in mystery, but it is
believed it wis caused by dynamite.
London, 4 p. m.—The explosion occur-
red close to the house of lords, near
Westminister palace. It is reported the
explosive was placed in the crypt under
the building. A policeman was hurt.
The force of the shock was tremendous.
It was felt at a great distance. The.
amount of damage is very great. The ex-
crement increase* every moment, and
the city is filled with Hying rumors.
There were two explosions instead of one,
as it was at first supposed, at the parlia-
ment houses. The second came about
three minutes after the first. One was
near the house of commons, the other
at Westminister hall. One man was
arrested near the scene of the explosion.
The detective force is bard at work, and
is now seeking further developments,
which are anxiously awaited, particular-
ly by people in the neighborhood of
Saturday being the usual visiting day
at the house of parliament, the buildings
contained a great number of sight-seers
at the time of the explosions. The first
explosion occurred in the crypt of West-
minister hall; the second took place in
the strangers' gallery of the house of
commons. Immediately before the ex
plosion a lady visitor, who was alone and
about to enter the buildings, beckoned to
a policeman and called his attention to a
package lying upon the steps ou'sldo of
the 'crypt. The policeman picked up the
package carelessly, not suspecting any-
thing, and went with it out into West-
minster hall, lie no sooner reached the
hall than the package exploded.
This explosion knocked the policeman
down and injured him seriously. Ilis
case is considered oritical. Its force also
knocked down two other policemen stand-
ing in the vicinity and stunned them. A
lady and gentleman standing nesr the of-
fice, who had a package, were alio pros-
trated. The great window, over the
main entrance of Westminster ball, was
smashed to atoms, and all side window*
blown out. In the iutenor of the house
of commons and upon the floor, the only
seat damaged by the explosion wa* that
which Gladstone occupies. A imall chip
was al»o torn off the top of the speaker's
chair. The explosion cauied a pane
among the visitors.- Those who were in
the house of comaions fled precij Lately
and many ladie* were bruised iu the
The socoml explosion iu the parliament
buildings was far more destructive. The
dynamite, which caused the second ex-
plosion, must have been plated under
the peer's gallery on the leftside. Little
hope is entertained of the survival of the
wounded policeman. The force of the
explosion was such that one man was
blown to the e;:St tl ree hundrsd yards
from the point of tl.e explosion. The
lobby of the house of commons was com-
pletely demolished- A duo to the per-
petrators of the outrage is thought to
have been discovered. Just before the
explosion occurred, a man and woman
the latter carrying a handbag, engagod a
cab outside of parliament yard and drove
rapidly away, giving ao directions as to
the destination. They had not gone far
when the explosion occurred. The cab-
man hearing^lir, stepped the cab. The
man and w^diK.Vat once leaped out and
hastened quickly from the spot. The
cabman went In pursuit of the fugitive*.
They were soon overtaken and arrested
by the police.
London, Jan. 24.—4:110 p, m.—The
prevaleut belief is that the destructive
agent was conveyed into the house of
commons by soao Saturday visitor.
Fuller investjgation show* the extent of
the damage much greater than at first
supposed. The western extremity of the
house is a total wreck. There is now no
doubt but the explosive was placed under
the peer's g/illery on the government side
of the house. All wood work in that part
of the building is shattesed, and a wide
hole is made through the floor. The
gallery was^displaced, and even the solid
stone work of the door-ways either pul-
verized or shifted from its position.
Evtry pane et glass in the house is
smashed to atoms, the gallery benches
overturned and broken, and the gallery
A lady visiting the house ot commons
at the time of the outrago was severely
injured- Immense damage wnS done in
the lobby. Masonry, decorations and
sculpture were utterly deitroyed. The
*hock was felt in Pall Mall, and persons
in the vicinity say the very earth shook?1.
The glass roof of the houseof commons
was completely shattered. The clock in
the house stopped at 2:13 p. in. A heavy
beam which formed on* of the supports
to the gallery was projected into tho
speaker's chair, seriously injuring it.
Gladstone's seat was torn to picces.
London, <i p. m.—It has been ascer-
tained that a large amount of explosive
mallei wss placed inside the ornamental
gates leading to the Crypt under West-
minster hall. These gates were blow#
off their hinges and thenoe to tne ground.
All tho buildings on the north snd south
sides of the immense building wore
blown to atoms. The concussiou shook
down from the grsnd oak roof the accu-
mulated soot of centuries. This in its
downward movement made a dense
cloud. The city is in a frenzied state of
excitement. The whole police force is
on duty and the troop* iu and around
the city are under arms. Police patrols
are *tationed everywhere in close |prox-
imity to each ethi r, and a cordon of po-
lice have b*eu drawn around every pub-
lic building. Several men hare been ar-
*ubjeoting every person detained to the
mo*t rigid search, upon the theory that
the attack was perpetrated by some per-
son or persons inside of the premises.
Surgeons were promptly summoned to
the assistance of the wounded, who are
now receiving all attention practicable.
The excitement is growing ns the news
of the explosions spread, and crowds in
the vicinity of the dmiuged building are
The investigation so far uiado lead* to
the conclusion that the explosive used in
the attack on the towsr was handled by
persons who gained access to the struc-
ture as sight seers. The report made by
the tower explosion wss terrific. It w*s
beard for miles up and down the Thames.
The result must have been immensely
more serious iu tha: part of the building
being the armory, used at present for the
storage of ritles and efteti of large quan-
tities of, ammunition. This tact makes
tho popular condemnation of tho perpe-
trators of the outrage indescribable.
Large number* of children were among
the visitors. Many of these little ones
had their faces and hands badly torn by
broken g'ass and flying splinters.
Later reports show that the first re-
port* of damage to the White Tower are
somewhat exaggerated. The White
Tower building was not destroyed. It u
now said the building is not even ser-
iously injured. These later reports tend
somewhat to allay public excitement,
even if the explo*ieu really demolished
tb« White Tower. The most piteous
sight in the large crowd of innocent
prisoners, temporarily detained within
the tower walls, was offered by the little
ones, with their pale faces and bleeding
London, 4 :30 p. m,—All visitors .in-
still detained in the tower, and will be
kept there till their antecedents are thor-
oughly inquired into. Cel. Majcndie,
chief inspector of explosives, iu an in
terview this afternoon said the'explosion
was due to nitro-glycerine, a compound
similar to those used in the previous out-
rage* iu this city. He believed that a
woman had charge of the explosion ap-
paratus at Westminster hall and the lob-
by of the house of commons.
Mure of the Exploalon.
London, Jan. 2-1,—The impotent ac
tion of the police is 'generally ridiculed,
The intense anti-Irish feeling caused by
the outrage makes a vigilance committee
and anti-Irish league* of employers
talked of. it is estimated that according
to the course and energy of the explosive
employed in the hous* of commons, if
the house had been iu lessioti, Gladstone,
Sir Wm. Vernon Ilarcourt, Charles
re*ted, but are believed to be Innocent of I Bradlaugh and 200 othei members would
. i .... i K a nn Uaad lr ■ I 1 . I 'IMia ha.i H«.l> j.1 11. .
connection with the outrages. The
Queen telegraphed for particular* of the
exploiions to Sir Wm. Harcourt. Hun-
dreds of rifle* were stored in the tower,
which was ignited and the fire suppressed
witli great difficulty. The ancient ar-
mory was destroyed. The guard became
alarmed. In the parliament lobby splin-
ter* were for a time a* thick as flake* in
a blinding *uow storm. Th*y were pro-
pelled with dangerou* force, aud cut and
ripped the leather from tho seat* and
tore out and *cattered the hone hair
itufliug all over the house. The statues
of King William IV and King George
IV at Westminster were overturned. The
fact that an unusual number of ladies
visited parliament ha* given rise to a
suspicion that the miscreants who perpe
trated the outrsge, were elth*r women or
men iu women'* disguise. It is new re-
numbered by the attendants about the
buildings that parcel* were earrled by
many women, and that they seemed
to b?stow unusual care in guarding
have keen killed. The search of tha
visitors, at the Tower after the explosion
oecupied four hours. The number of
these injured by the explosion is a* fol-
low*: At the Tower, six injured serious-
ly, fouiteeu slightly. At the parliament
buildings, four seriously, teu slightly.
The worst injuries were received by con-
stables Cox and Cole, and a civil engineer
named Edwin Green, visiting the parlia-
ment building*. Over a hundred visitors
were in the house of commons when the
explosion took place in Westminster hall.
Most of ihum rushed from the building to
ascertain the cause of the report and thus
many lives wero *aved.
Took it I.oak.
London, Jan. 24—Count Von Munster,
the German minister to England and
the lord mayor, of London visited the
scene of the explosion at the 'J ower this
evening. It has been ascertained that
the crown jewels and regalia, which have
been for a long time in the tower are un-
damaged. The noise of the explosion
was preceded by a blinding flash, follow-
ed by a great cloud of dust. Additional
Washington, Jan. 24.—Senator Ed-
munds introduced a bill that if any per-
ion shall within the United States, or
within any district, state or territory
thereof, make, buy, sell, manufacture or
compound any nitro and chlorate ex-
plosive compound w'tl* the intent that
any such compound shall be nsed at any
plnee in the United States, or in anv for-
eign country without the jurisdiction of
the United States for the injury or de-
struction of public or private property,
or for the injury of any person or per-
sons either in the United States or in any
such foreign country, for the purpose of
assassination, of murder or destruction
of human life, either in the United States
or any such foreign country, or knowing
that such nitro or chlorate compound
is intended to be used by any other per-
son or persons for any purposes herein
before named in this section, shall be
deemed guilty of felony, and upon con-
viction in the circuit or district court
of the United States shall bo punished by
imprisonment in the penitentiary, or by
tine or both, at the discretion of the
court, and all persons aiding, abetting or
in any wise assisting in the manufactur-
ing, compounding, buying or selling of
any of the nitro or chlorate compounds,
knowing that any such nitro or chlorate
explosive compounds are intended to be
used by the principal or any other per-
son or persons for any of the purposes
mentioned, shall be deemed principals,
snd may be tried, convicted and punished
in the same manner and to the same ex-
tent as the principal. Referred to the
The military academy appropriation
bill passed by the house and was laid
before the senate and was referred to the
committee on appropriations.
On motion of Miller, Cal., the senate
went iuto executive session, and when
the doors re-opened adjourned.
Bayard spoke iu favor of Edmund's
bill and introduced resolutions express-
ing his detestation of tho crime. The
consideration of the resolution was post-
poned until Monday, to enable the sen-
ate to receive fuller information on the .
The senate closed ils doors at half past
12 to-day, and Senator Edmunds contin-
ued liis speech in favor of the ratification
of the Nicaragua treaty. Upon its con-
clusion a desultory d«Lato took place,
during which the members of the for-
eign relations committee were questioned
by others for information respecting the
treaty, and tlif relations of the Clayton-
Bulwer treaty to the subject. No action
of any kind wa* reached during the de-
The associated press dispatches about
the London exploiien were read for in-
formation, and the resolution offered by
Senator Bayard was the result of an in-
formal talk upon the floor.
The secretary of war received a tele-
gram from General Auger, dated Leav-
enworth, Jan. 23, as follow*:
Col. Hatch, at Camp Rusiell, tele-
graphed as follows: Couch, president;
sf the colony, notified me to-day that ho
will fight. A sergeant at the boomer
camp reports six hundred men digging
pits. Their strength has been increased
by 400 men. It is perhaps well to send
relay troop*' to Caldwell or Arkansas
City. Our troops are moving iuto posi-
tion to cut off supplies and stop new ar-
rival*. A section of light guns sent
down to Arkansas City might have a
London,2:30 p.m.—Rumors sre cur-l^rds are placed to-night around the
rent at this hour that another explo.lon Tower, the parliament house* and other
occurred at two o'clock thin morning at I Public MUmR"
London Tower. I uinnpprove it
London, 4 p. m.—The rumor*regard- Pittsburg, Jan. 21.—The Irishmen of
ing the explosion at Loudon Tower are this city are much excited over the dy-
coiifirtned. The outrage wss the most nauilte explosion in London to-day. The
successful yet made upon the publieslnce leading members of the different Irish
the Inauguration of the preseut era of dy- (ocieties almost unanimously were strong
namite warfare. Hie famous eld build- hB their words of disapproval of such
inJ was crowded with visitors at the time pijm to secure the rights of Ireland.
of the explosion. The wildest juniors
are in circulation a. to the number of Among the. best and most satisfactory
people injured. These rumors are being I P^iug inks manufactured in the U nited
carried through the city and country, ex-
aggerated by visitor* present at the
time. Up lo 4 o'clock but six had been
officially reported as injured by the ex
plosion and none mortally.
The attack was made on a portion of
the building known as the "White Tow-
er." It was fairly filled with visitors at
tho lime, and most, if not all these, were
hurt. They were moving about iu the
tower at the time of tho explosion. The
White Tower1' was almost completely
wrecked by the force of the txploslon
The roof w as blown clear off the struc-
ture. All persons known to have been
injured were visitors. The police, the
moment they realized tbo nature of the
explosion, effectually barred all exits
from the tower and grounds, and are now
states are those of Geo. Mather's Son*,
No. GO John street, New York. The
Times ha* givon 'them a thorough trial,
. | aud is constrained to confess that their
excellenco aud uniformly fine quality
leaves nothing to be wished fc r.
A. G. Foster, the popular and accom-
plished young attorney, has returned
from a trip to the New Orleans exposi-
tion and to ins old home in Louisiana.
He was warnilv greeted by hi* numerous
What Byraoa Bar*.
Nkw Yom, Jan. 24. — Inspector
Byrnes, chief of the detective force, gave
liis views to-night regarding the dynam-
ite explosions to-day in London. IIev
thought there was a screw loose. Ills
idea was the authorities over there wore
oa the wrong track altogether. Were he
in London and charged with discovering
these explosions, he would look in ex-
actly the opposite direction from the one
the authorities seemed to be following.
Depend on it, thsre were people very
high in station who led the movement
and engineered these constantly recurring
systematic outrages. The Irish at homo
and abroad were not people to oonceive
«uch a systematic campaign of outrage,
lie did not expect to find the leaders
among these. He would look to the
highest intelligence, the boldest leader-
ship and the station fartherebt removed
from suspicion for th«m. He would
look uear the government itself for his
purpose, and he would expect to find
there what he sought. The shock of the
discovery it would cause, might startle
the. country more than the dynamiters'
explosive* hud done.
Bishop Sharp and other Mormon dig-
nitaries arrived at San Frandsco, They
are on their way home from Arizona.
The settlements are flourishing, and
there are now 1,500 Mormons in that
CHICAGO, Jan.24.-The general pas-
senger agent* of the eastern trunk hud,
after a protracted discussion here this
morning, failed to arrive at any agree-
ment for a settlement of the existing
passenger rates and adjourned IndefU
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