The El Paso Daily Times. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 167, Ed. 1 Friday, September 19, 1884 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. III.—NO. 167.
EL PASO. TEXAS. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 19. 1884.
W. H. MITCHL-L & CO.'S
We take pleasure in announcing to the public
that we have opened up and keep con-
stantly on hand a full line of
DIAMONDS, FINE JEWELRY,
Watches, Clocks, Silver and Plated Ware
HfftTinan Filigree, Etc.
Please call and examine our stock before
W. H. MITCHELL & CO.
OFFICIAL PAPER OF THE CITY
THE PIONEER HOUSE.
AAD MOST EXTENSIVE.
The Leading House in the West.
The Only House Open Day and Night.
Favorite Resort for Ladies and Gentlemen.
Oysters in Every Style at all Hours.
Fresh Game and Fish of All Kinds.
c KINNE & TOENNIGES. Props.
C. T. JACKSON.
A. W. JACKSON
C. T. Jackson & Co.,
T LUMBER, LATHS, SHINGLES, DOORS,
SASH, DLINDS, TRANSOMS,
Moulding, Plaster, Cement* Etc.
i „ t
office artel Yard
EAST OVBBLAFH ST
wiiolesaij: and retail dealer in
HARDWARE a^ CUTLERY
sole agent for
"Charter Oak" and "Early Breakfast" Stoves.
Manufacturers of all Kinds of Tinware, Roofing, Etc,
Plumbing and Gasfltting. Miners's and Rail'y Supplies a Specialty.
El Paso Street, - El Paso, Texas.
St. Charles Lodging House,
EL PASO STREET.
Coolest, Cleanest and Best Furnished Rooms in the City.
Rates per Week, $3.50 to $8. Per Month, $15 to J30. Transient, 75c to $1 per Day.
ALL ROOMS FURNISHED WITH DOUBLE BEDS. NO EXTRA CHARGE
FOR TWO PERSONS OCCUPYING SAME ROOM.
Terms: Cash in Advance. MRS. F. MOORE, Proprietress.
MEXICAN CURIOSITIES !
"W. Gk WALZ & CO..,
MEXICAN FEATHER WORK,
Wax and Rag Figures, Filigree Jewelry,
Mexican Onyx, Ticale Ornaments, (Jueretaro Opals,
Mexican Views, Morella Minature Birds, Mexican and Spanish
Books, Mexican Sheet Music, Songs, Etc., Mexican Tepic,
Guadalajara and Vera Cruz Cigars.
PASO DEL NORTE, - - MEXICO.
W. J. LEMP'S
St. Louis Iiager Beer, and
Wm. J. Lemp's Export Bottled Beer.
Keg Beer hlpments a S peclalty.
HOIJCK <te DIETER,
Fourth and Chihuahua St.. • ■ EL PASO, TEXAS.
The California Store.
Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots sud Shoes.
My stock U new and complete and of the very latest styles. Call and examine
goods and prices. Always on hand, a FULL LINE OF CALIFORNIA GOODS.
jr.wel Block - - El Paso, Texas.
it -* # ,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Agent for Anheuser-Busch Bottled Beer
A Woman Murdered.
Tucson, September 17.—A speci-
al dispatch to the Citizen from
Tombstone says : The wife of Wm.
N. Fife was murdered by a Mexican
named Francisco at Fife's ranch,
in the Chiricahua mountains,Thurs-
day aiternoon. Francisco came to
Fife's at 3 o'clock Thursday after-
noon to get something to eat. This
was given him, and Mrs. Fife charg-
ed him 25 cents for it. Francisco
said it was too much, and she re-
)lied that 15 cents would do. At
this point he said, "Who is that
coming?" and as she looked he
quickly drew his pistol and shot her
in the side. As she fell fatally
wounded, her daughter 7 years of
age, screamed for help. The fiend
hen turned upon the girl and at-
cmpted to shoot, but the pistol
missed fire. Her outcry had at-
attracted the attention of a Mexican
who was employed at the place,who
rushed in, and grappled with the
murderer, succeeded in taking the
)istol away from him. Francisco
led toward the bushes, and two
shots were fired at him, one of whieh
jrobably took effect in his leg, but
ie escaped. A large number of
ranchers, together with a sheriff's
posse, are in persuit. The Board of
Supervisors have offered $500 for
the capture of the murderer.
Leavenworth, Kans., September
18.—The contest tor the place on
he division of two teams to contest
for places on the army rifle team,
closed yesterday. In this contest
there were sixteen men, four from
each department, and out of the
sixteen the highest scorers were to
constitute the division contestants,
with an alternate. The firing at
200, 300 and 600 yards range. Mon-
day and Tuesday the wind was veiy
strong, and yesterday at the long, a
mirage was very troublesome. The
following shows the marksmen as
they stand as division contestants,
and their aggregate scores far the
two best days, the last man being
the alternate: Clag, Lieutenant 10th
Infantry, Mo., 180; Merriam, Lieu-
tenant 4th Infantry, Platte, 174;
Walford, Corporal 19th Infantry,
Dak., 173; Rogers, Captain 13th
Infantry, Mo., 173; Day, Lieuten-
ant 7th Cavalry, Mo., 169 : Chaplin,
Sergeant 7tn infantry, Platte, i57;
Jones, Lieutenant 10th Cavalry,
El Paso, Texas
saloon keepers had a meeting here
yesterday w'.th closed doors, and
formed a state anti-prohibition as-
sociation. It was decided to raise
funds to prevent the enforcement of
the prohibitory Jaw, and to work for
Maine Prohibitary Law,
Portland, September 18.—The
state constitutional campaign com
mittee decided to organize at once
state, county, city and town leagues
for the enforcement of the new con-
stitutional prohibitory law,
New York, September 18.—Gen-
H. C. King will represent Nevada
in the national democratic commit
tee as prozy for John H. Dennis.
General King is adjutant-general on
the staff of Governor Cleveland.
Worcester, Mass., September 18
—General Butler's campaign tou
includes Massachusetts, New York
Indiana and Michigan.
Covered by Assets.
Concordia, September 18.—S. B.
Cofran, contractor, assigned yester-
day. Liabilities heavy; covered by
Boot and Shoe Failure.
New York, September 18.—Wil-
lis Bristol, bcots and shoe*, made
an assignment yesterday.
FINE BOOTS INI SHOES.
The only exclusive shoe store in the city. Fine goods a specialty.
A new stock just received; special attention paid to mail orders. Goods
exchanged oj money refunded if not satisfactory.
SAN ANTONIO ST., EL PASO, TEX.
Chicago, September 18—It is
stated here that the consolidation
of the Hoosic Tunnel railroad with
the West Shore has been fully rati-
fijd. The system will be under one
general manager, J. W. Smith, here-
after, who was manager of the West
Taxarkana, September 18—The
city was somewhat excited yester-
day afternoon over the report made
current that eleven of the nineteen
prisoners confined in Miller county
jail had escaped. Sheriff' Dixon at
once repaired to the jail, to find the
report only too true, Among the
escaped who fled was Charles G.
Stabb, charged with grand larceny.
James Boydstone, who was former-
ly a well-known bartender at Fort
Worth, and who was confined on a
charge of slaying an innocent negro
some weeks since, refused to avail
himself of the chance to escape, say-
ing it was too warm to go out with-
out an umbrella, which he did not
have. It is thought that Boydston
is trying the insanity dodge to save
himself from conviction of a very
heinous crime, and that his act of
yesterday was only with a view to
strengthen his case.
At Detroit—Detroit, 5; Provi-
At St. Louis—Virginia, 6; St.
At Washington—National Unions
1; Baltimore Unions, 6.
At Columbus—Columbus, 1; Ath-
At Louisville—Louisville, 4; Al-
At Chicago—Chicago,18; Boston,
Metropolitans, 12, 7 innings.
At Cleveland -*■ New York, 9;
At Buffalo—Buffalo, 22; Phila-
The Emperors of Austria, Ger-
many and Russia are holding a
friendly conference on Russian soil. J
Saloon Keeper's Meeting.
Chicago, September 18, — The
Daily News' Council Bluffs, la.,
special says; Two hundred Iowa
Judge John B. Rector, of Austin,
declines the nomination of the re-
publican convention recently held
in San Antonio; but declares his
purpose to run for congress as an
The Freaks and Tricks of a Mad
Atlanta, September 17—Con-
yers, a small town on the ^eorgia
road, is wild over the work of a boy
devil, named Tom Marston. Early
Saturday morning he invaded the
grave yard, overturned tombstones,
plucked flowers from the graves and
shattered handsome monuments.
Later in the day he crawled under
the Methodist church and set it on
fire. It was burned to the ground.
Marston, whom none of them sus-
pected, aided them in trying to ex
tinguish the flames. At 9 o'clock
Saturday night he continued his
wild work by setting fire to a num-
ber of dwelling houses, the flames
being checked by the inmates and
the buildings saved. While in the
act of firing a fence he was seen by
the posse, and fled. They pursued
and overtook him in the road.
"Surrender, or we'll kill you," they
said. He replied, "I'll never do it,"
and rushed off.
fhe posse fired upon him, he was
ihet in the hip,but kept on and was
soon lost to sight. After awhile
they discovered him crouching in a
a patch of weeds by the roadside
and fired upon him again. Three
shot* struck him and he fell, but at
once sprang up, exclaiming, "It is
God's word, d--n you. I'll kill the
first man who comes near me,"
The men grabbed him and were
amused to find a boy well known to
them, who had lived in the town all
his life—Tom Marston, who had al-
ways been a quiet, inoffensive fel-
'ow. Jfe was phot in the hip, right
arm, and one J.bu'let entered
his k''>uuch. He had also three
wounds in the head, Ti e wourd in
his stomnch is thought to be mortal,
j He was carried to the court house
| mid c'f's ly etwnled. lie said: "I
am God's end wa« st nt to do
this work. It must be done. Iam
tie 'ii.ly man in Georgia smart
ougli t<> raise hell, and nm going
to do it."
His parents are highly-respected
people. They sav he has been act-
ing strangely for notno weeks. It
woe first thought that Marston was
the tool of a clan of bud m*n who
had threatended to destroy Conytrs,
but it is now believed that he is
The office of notary public, for
the registry of property, mortgages,
&c., which, by order of the law, waa
annexed to the court of letters of
this district, is from to-day in charge
of the undersigned attorney; >aid
office having been opened in the
house of the late Julius Strengson.
I'aso del Norte, Mexico, August
Ygnacio C. Ocadiz.
As Good as Gold.
Slaven's Effervescent California
Fruit Salt is the great remedy for
billiousness, constipation and coa
tiveness; use in not water, half an
hour before eating. To be had at
Rio Grande Pharmacy.—4
If your hat does not fit any mom
ing after being to the lodge the night
before, or if you are oppressed from
overeating or drinking, step into
the Rio Grande Pharmacy and get
a bottle of California Fruit Salt, fol-
low the directions and you will be
as good as ever.-6
160,000 Acres of Land in Mexico
A magnificent ranch, situated in
the state Sonoro, Mexico, near the
boundary line between the United
States and Mexico, and adjoining
the slate of Chihuahua, and about
two days travel from the Southern
Pacific roilroad. This grant of land
is twenty-five miles long and ten
wide, embracing two splendid
ranches. Is abundantly watered, a
river running the entire length, be-
sides numerous springs and streams.
The valley land is covered with
sacaton grass, and <he bottoms with
cane, while large Cottonwood trees-
line the margins of the t streams,
thus affording both pasture and
shade in abundance. The meia, or
table lands extend for miles beyond
the limits of tho ranch, and are
covered with the famous gramma
grass, all tributary te the ranch.
This property can sustain from for-
ty-five to fifty thousand head of cat-
tle. Title perfect. The fullest ex-
amination desired and expected.
Address "Times," El Paso, Texas,
or call in person and a man will at-
tend to exhibit the property,
Notice to City Tax Payers,
The city rolls for the year 1884,
are now completed, and I am ready
to receive the taxes. It i» urgently
requested that taxpayers come for-
ward promptly and pay, as the
school house just now about finish-
ed, must by terms of contract, be
paid for on or before the 1st of Octo-
ber next. By an ordinance of even
date with this notice, the time fixed
as the utmost limit for payment be-
ing on the 20th day of October,1884.
I shall promptly close the rolls at
said time and publish the delin-
quent list on the 1st day of Novem-
ber 1884. Office on south Bide of
San Antonio street 2 blocks east of
the post office.
James A. Ashford,
City Assessor and Collector.
El Paso, Sept. 13,1884.
Throw Physic to the Dogs.
and for all pains in the body use a
California Pine and Eucalyptus
Porous Plaster, and do not. allovr
any other to be foroed on you, so go
to the agent, the Rio Grande Phar-
—Ice cold keg beer, drawn by tho
hydraulic pump system, at the St.
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The El Paso Daily Times. (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 167, Ed. 1 Friday, September 19, 1884, newspaper, September 19, 1884; El Paso, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth503850/m1/1/: accessed March 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Library Consortium.