El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 311, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 24, 1899 Page: 2 of 8
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EL PASO DAILY TIMES, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1899.
ALL QUIET IN
No News lias Been1 Re-
ceived From the Sent’
GREAT ! ENTHUSIASM.
Lord Koberto bus Left for the front to
Take Chars® or the Operation* .tsatoKt
r the Boera-Lailrauilth was still Hol.llog
; Out Wednesday - British Army 4Corps
*Harcliins to the Transvaal Border
LONDON, Deo 21, 4:15 a. m-Beyond
the statetneut that a heliographio inee
sage from Ladysmith reports “all well
to Friday afternoon, with no fighting
except outpost skirmishes," absolutely
no news has been received from the
seat of war daring the night. The war
office officers at midnight said they had
not received any war dispatches.
From a continental Dutch sonroe,
however, omtu an incredible rumor
that a Brjtisn army corps disembarked
at Lorenzo Marques and were marching
toward the Transvaal border.
LEFT FOR THE FRONT.
London, Dec. 23-Field Marshal
Lord Roberts, who is to assume com-
mand' of the British forces in South
Africa, left Waterloo railroad station
at noon today, amidst sconces of en
thnsiasm vividly demonstrating the
national interest in the event and the
belief that the departure of the general
ran be accepted as a gnarantee that
whatever can be done in South Africa
will be carried ont by thoroughly com
petent hands and on carefully matured
Every appearance of the field marshal
was the signal for ringing hurrahs.
CHEERED (1ENERAL ROBERTS.
Southampton. I>•<•..23 -On arriving
here today, General Roberts was heart
ily oheered by thousands of people and
as he boarded Dnuottar castle, between
the guard of honor of marines and bine
jackets, there was a renewed outburst
still HOLDING out.
London. Dec. 23-The war offices
issued a list of the minor casualties re-
ceived from Pietermaritzburg by helio-
graph, December 20, showing Lady-
smith was still holding out Wednesday
FIRED a few shots.
Ciiikvelv, 8. A., Dec. 17—Delayed
in transmission —The British army is
occupying the original camping ground.
The naval brigade fired a few shells at
the Boer positions. The result is
kuowu, but the firing is taken to show
the naval guns are able to command
the FRENCH CANADIANS PROTEST
this town saw smoke pouring from the
windows, and, breaking in, found the
old woman dead in bed, enveloped in
When dragged from tbe house she
was burned almost beyond recognition.
A number of matches were found on TrCTltCI)(l0US EXplOSlOU Of
the floor near the bed. The Ooruuer is 1
not snre that the case is one of accident
and an ihquest will be held.
Etiolation* from Home of the Lemflug Kx*
eh»QKM of the Pulled State*.
Omaha, Neb.. Dec. 2k — Cat-
tle receipts, 2,300. Market stesd
Native beef steers $4 2C($|6 00;
western steers, $4 00(44 TO; Texas steers
|3 70(41 25; cows and heifers $i l'K8
$4 25; manners #3.2.5(43.00; stockers and
feeders #3 60(§$4 75; calves f3.50(8I|00;
bulD, stags, etc. $2 75(84 00.
Sheep—Receipts none. Market stady.
Native muttons $4.30(84 50; Western
muttons $email@example.com: stock sheep |3.80<g
4.35; lambs $4 25 rt$5 25.
Chicago, Dec 23.—Cattle—Good to
choice $5 00(go 75; jkkt to medium
$4.35(8 5 45; mixed Stockers' $1 10(83 80;
selected feeders $4 25(84.DO; good to
choice cows $3 50(rt4.50; heifers $3.20(8
5 00; oanners $2 25(83 50; bulls $2 65(4
$140; calves $4 00(87.00; fed Texas
beeves $4 40(85.25.
Sheep — Steady to weak. Native
wethers $1 00(84.00; lambs $4.25(8$) 80;
western wethers $4.10(84.60; western
Receipts — Cattle, 300; hogs 20,000;
Fire Damp in the
THIRTY MEN ENTOMBED
They *r« Separated From Rvifor Sei»rfh«M
by WhD& of DrbrU Th« Mm® Inspector
Say* There t« no Hop® of Savin* Ihe Hen
Alive-No Complete L'«t of the Uee<l *tnd
Mlaaim Could be Compiled
Four American Prl»oner§ Have Been Keta
Washington, Dec. 23—A cablegram*
from General Otis was received by the
war department giying news of the de-
tachments under Colonels Hare and
Howe, who are pursuing Agninaldo.
The advices indicate that they are
close upon the insurgent leader.
Four American prisoners have been
retaken, though Lieutenant Gilmore is
still in the handH of the enemy.
CROSSED THE MOUNTAINS.
Manila, Dec 23—Colonel Wilder tel-
egraphed to Vigau from Bayomboug
that Agninaldo has crossed the moun-
tains near Bayombong, going south-
His wife died at a village in that vi-
\«ali)St (ilvli)K Military Anl, to Britain
for Noul h A frlci.
New York, Dec 23—A special to
the World from Ot . -wa Hays:
When tbe first Canadian battalion
was sent to South Africa a strong protest
was made against giving military aid
tn Britain which came from a majority
of Premier Laurier’s following at Que-
bec. The rebellion among the French
supporters was only quelled by the as-
surances the Canadian troops would l>e
paid by Britain and no more contin-
gents be furnished. The iffsr and ac-
ceptance of the second battalion caused
an open revolt Frauds Bourassa, Lib-
eral member for St. Johns, Qnebeo, re-
signed his seat in parliament in protest,
and others are likely to follow.
D. Mouet, Liberal member for La
Prairie, Quebec, has just written to La
Pitrie, a French Liberal organ in Mon-
treal, protesting against sending the
sec >nd Canadian contingent and declar-
ing his iuteition of voting against
Laurier ou that question.
SENTENCED EUR LIFE.
ill hern Clmt-getl Hltli Murder Will be Tried
Palestine, Tex., Dec 23—The jury
in the case of Edward Caine, charged
with conspiracy in connection with the
mob that lynched three negroes ou May
2. is>)9, in Henderson county, returned
u verdict today.
Caine's punishment was fixed at life
The case against the other alleged
members of the mob, who are charged
directly with murder, was adjourned
burned to death.
HE HAS ACQUITTED.
Amos UeUtwett Whm liman® When lie
Killed Hi* Wife.
Lebanon, Pa., Dec. 23.—On the
ground that he was a monomaniac on
the subject of his wife’s infidelity, and
was insane at the time he killed her,
Amos Geiatweit was acquitted of the
murder. He shot her on August 20th,
during a quarrel at their home here.
The jury came in after deliberating
for twelve hours, following a three
days’trial. The verdict was a surprise
to Geistweit, who was led back to the
county jail. District attorney E. E.
McCurdy tomorraw will ask Judge Ehr-
good to appoint a commissioner to con
dnot the proceedings inquiring into the
H. J. BRYAN’S TRIP.
He Will bo AcrnmpMkiAivd by C'ougreKAnmn
Wm. D. I>aly.
New York, Deo. 22—Regarding the
arrangements for William J Bryan’s
proposed trip to New Jersey and New
York, Congressman Wm. D. Daly said
"Colonel Bryan has arrant od to meet
the Democratic leaders of Washington
next month and t,ho trip will then be
mapped out. I have agreed to accom-
pany Bryan on the trip through New
Jersey. 1 understand his topic will be
imperialism and trusts; and that he is
to speak in Camden, Trenton and Jer-
sey city before going to New York
He will reach New Jersey probably be
AN ATTORNEY FOUND GUILTY.
Clmrgetl with Bribery In Connection with
Helena, Mont,, Dec. 23—In the case
of attorney John B. Welcome, charged
with bribery in connection with the
eleotiou of W, A. Clark to the-tlJuited
States senate, the state supreme court
today returned an unanimous decision
of guilty with penalty of disbarment.
GENERAL MENDOZA KILLED.
Ueportetl to Hove H»<t » I*rU»te "(Juarrel
Wit 1ft t'eruzs*
Caracas, Venezuela,' Dec. 23—It is
announced here that General Luciauo
Mendoza, commander-in-chief ofgov-
ernment troops operating against the
revolutionary leader Hernandez, has
An Old Won,an Din, » Most Terrible Death be0Q kil,ed b? t>1«8‘in0 P«r»Z'*. “« the
at Hanover, Fa. result of a private quarrel.
Hanover, Pa,, Deo. 24-ln the little Ed and Uus. EohoSpnug*Jour Masb,
house where she lived alone, Mrs. Mary oftUas beer on draught. Open day and
Smith, a widow 83 years of age, was | uiglxt at old bunny South staud. Fine
last evening burned to death. A baker line of imported and domestic liquors
passing her home on tbe outskirts of ! and cigars.
And other painful and serious ailments which
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woman who uses "Mother's Friend” need fear the suffering and danger of
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Our book, " Before Baby is Born,” is worth
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be sent free m plain envelope by Bradfield
Regulator Company, Atlanta, Ga.
Pittsburg, Pa , Dec. 23—A special
to ths Post from Brownsville, Pa., says;
“There is scarcely any hope that any
man in the pit is now alive.”
Those were the words of Mine In-
spector James E. Blick, uttered by him
at 10 o’clock tonight as he stood at tbe
month of ths Braznell mine, in whose
depths thirty men are entombed. That
they will get ont alive is exceedingly
improbable, and tonight mothers, wives
and sisters rnonrn them as dead. Since
early this morning the imprisoned men
have been without any air or food.
They are separated from the eager
searchers by walls of debris which fell
when the explosion took place and
blocked the road to liberty.
At 7:30 this morning tbe death dealing
blast was loosed. Owing to the short-
age of cars less than the usual number
of men entered the pit. The mine is
that of the Stockdale Coal company and
li-s four miles from Brownsville and
fourteen miles from Uniontown.
At 5 o’clock this morning Fire Boss
James Radehff, went through the mine
as usual and found gas or “fire damp”
in two places. He detected about four
inches of gas in the main entry about
100 yards from the main shaft and
about an equal quantity in a room on
a side entry a short distance away.
Tbe tire boss reported the presence of
gas, but informed the superintendent it
was all right for the men to enter.
The men were lowered into the cage,
descending the main shaft, which is
vertical. From forty to fifty men enter-
ed the mine and dispersed through it,
when the gas was ignited in some man-
ner not yet ascertained.
A tremendous explosion occurred. Its
force must have reached every man in
the mine. • The cage in the in tin shaft,
which was at the bottom, was blown
into splinters and the hoisting machin-
ery was wrecked. About 100 yards
from the main entrance was an air
shaft, also vertical and brick lined. It
was torn by the blast and bricks were
blown to the very top. Altogether
there were from 45 to 50 workers in the
The men descended in the cage of
the main shaft from eight to ten at
a time. A moment after the fifth load
descended there was a roar that shock
the immense iron tipple above the main
shaft and reverbrated from the hillside.
A minute later everything was quiet.
The big engines stopped and the fan
hushed. There -was uo possibility of
aiding the imprisoned men through the
main shaft, and a rush was made for
the ventilation shaft, 150 feet aw*y
This is 112 feet deep, brick inside
to strengthen it, and has iron steps
from the top to the bottom
A shout came from below and it was
known that not all were killed.
Promptly a rope and bucket was lower-
ed and the men were hauled np.
'Fonrteeu men were rescued by the
bucket and rope, all sick and some half
fainting. No more appearing at the
foot of the air shaft attention was tnrn
ed to the main shaft, from which after-
damp air was ponring out in a thick
volume. The fan was crippled and the
cages would not work. The first thing
to do was to start the fan. This was
accomplished at 10:30 a. m., and the
after damp began to force its way ont
the ventilating shaft. Gradually the
air around the main shaft beoarn-* purer
aud at three o'clock the first body of
rescuers descended, the cages having
been temporarily repaired.
At 10 o’clock tonight the work of res-
cue had progressed so far Supeiinten
dent Blower expected to have some
bodies out by midnight.
No complete list of the dead can be
compiled tonight The managers of
the mine have the pay roll but it has
been impossible to discover all the sur-
vivors. Bnt the general agreement is
that from thirty to' thirty five men are
entombed. About one half are Amer-
icans and the balance Hungarians or
slavs. The list as obtained is: Joseph
Wagryor, single, has a mother and
Joseph Bntsohme, 40, wife and three
Albert Meese, aged 14, died after
8tunnel Meese, his father, pit boss.
Peter Oris, 36, wife and five children.
Henry Hager, 50, wife and ohildren.
James Thomas, married.
E WANT A LARGE GOLD OR COPPER
Mine immediately for clients.
If you want an. irrigated farm below the city, talk with
us about it. ♦
with more than 1,200 lot% is now the attraction of buyers.
We can sell you anything you want at prices that defy
Sole agents for P. K. Wood’s Propeller Pumps.
EL PASO COMMERCIAL CO., Mills Building.
WE EXTEND A,
o o o
to all ©flair fifffeiMs amdl
Golden Eagle Clothing House.
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD
Secure an Injunction Head Conwul
Denver. Deo. 23—Officers of Occi-
dental Oampbf Woodmen of the World,
today secured from Judge Palmer, dis-
trict court, a tempoiary injunction
against Head Consul Falkenburg to
prevent a revocation of the charter
of the camp.
Head Consul Falkenburg had notified
the Occidental that their charter would
be revoked the first of the year on ac-
qount of a recent smoker given by mem-
bers of ;he camp at which prizefights
is alleged to have been given. Officers
of the camp hold that the head consul
is not empowered to revoke the charter,
RECRUITS FOR THE BOERS.
Thirty-five Examined at Cincinnati for the
Cincinnati, Deo. 23—Thirty-five re-
cruits for the Boer army were examined
here today. Those who passed will be
forwarded tomorrow. It is believed
Dr. Leyds, European representative of
the Transvaal, is furnishing the means.
The recruits will go from here to New
York and thence via Antwerp to Dela-
goa Bay. i_
COM M UNICATION INTERRUPTE D.
With Japan by a Sovure Storm and.Restor-
ation In Uncertain.
New York, Deo. 23—The Commer-
cial Cable company, tonight sent the
“We are advised communication
with Japan, north of Osaka is interrupt-
ed by the storm, and .^restoration is un-
certain. This iucindes Yokoham, Tokio
Grain aud I’rovallone.
Chicago, Dec, 23—Holiday dullness
was on the markets today. Provisions
closed 5@7o lower.
May wheat opened and closed at 61H
5c under yesterday.
May corn opened at 32}@33, and clos-
ed l down at 321.
May oats closed 4, depressed from
yesterday, at 23$
Washington, Dec. 23—New Nexioo,
fair Sunday and Monday; variable
Colorado and Wyoming, fair Monday;
Fought a Draw.
New York. Deo. 23—George McFad
den and Jack Daly fought twenty
rounds to a draw before the Pelican
Athletio olnb, Brooklyn, tonight. |
Just received a carload of Pillsbnry’s
Floor and Vitos at the ElPaso Grocery
to all our
Two hundred boxes of new prunes
just reoelved at the El Paso Grocery
Co, 4 pounds for 25 cents
Go to Irvin’s for rebate coupons for
oaah. Not oheap jewelry.
Momsen * Thorne suggests buying
an Ohio steel range for your wife.
t . rv . ■ j
Edward A. Lowry,
Eight years experience in the grind-
ing and fitting of prescription lenses
for the correction of errors of refrao-
Formerly with H. O. Bodeu & Co.,
Offloe, with H. Sprint, 203 El Paso "si.
THEY HAVE ARRIVED
The most popular subjects in
by the new as well as the old masters.
WATCH OUR WINDOW.
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