El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 122, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 25, 1899 Page: 6 of 8
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J1L PASO DAILY TIMES, THURSDAY, MAY 2H, 1899.
The Imperialist Meeting
Last Night a Miserable
TALKED TO DEATH.
Dentil ot m Band Flaying on the Street*
They Drew a Cruu <1 of Curiosity Seeker*—
There W ere Only 1 hree Speaker*—Captain
Ilea 11 Make* a Masterly Kltyri— Promo-
ters o> the Stage Led the Applause—
"Judge Bryan's Eloquence Emptied the
Heuir and Broke lip the Meeting.
A large crowd of oltlzehs turned out
hut night at the opera house to attend
the meeting of those persons who op*
pose the taking of any action opposing
the administration until the Philippine
war is over and the rebellion (?) ended
The Meftinty band had been engaged,
and turned out in full uniform for the
wooatiiou, and by playing on the streets
before the meeting opened, they had
ggcceeded by these means in draw*
ing quite a large crowd of spectators.
,*nd the opera house was one-half
filled The conditions were in every
way favorable, but the result was a
great disappointment to the promoters,
and its complete fizzle was a surprise
oven to those who opposed it
Within, the opera house was deco-
rated with a number of flags On the
•tage wi-re seated a number of the pro-
moters of the enterprise and the in-
tended speakers of the evening. A
large number of the signers of the call
were conspicuous by their absence or
their remoteness in the rear of the audi-
The meeting opened with the ' Star
Spangled Banner” by the orchestra,
and then the audience clamored for
“Dixie,” and when the strains of the
great old tune so dear-to the Southern
heart were heard the enthusiasm knew
Adolph Krakaner opened the meet-
lag, and introduced the first speaker,
Captain T J. Beall, who was to pre-
lude. He appointed Park W. Pattuian,
who was in the audience, secretary of
Captain Beall began his speech by
reading the call for the meeting, al-
ready published. He was greeted with
Captain Beall’s speech was, as usual,
a masterpiece of flowery oratory He
said that when the treaty with Spain
was ratified the United States assumed
national and international obligations
which they could not throw off, if they
would. Congress could regulate the
territory of the United States, but until
such was done the duty of every citizen
was to sustain the action of the presi-
dent in his efforts to crush the existing
He referred in an eloqnent strain to
the action of President Jefferson in ac
qniring the territory of Louisiana, and
the abuse heaped upon him by those
who declared the constitution was be-
ing violated by this acqnsition. He
traced the growth of the United States
with the successive acquisitions of
Louisiana, Florida, Texas, New Mex
ioo, Arizona, California and Alaska,
meeting Saturday night and presented
and read the following resolutions:
Yonr committee, appointed to pre-
sent resolutions to this mass meeting,
beg leave to submit the following:
Whereas, the President of the United
States is clothed with the power, by and
with the advice and oonsent of the aeu
ate. to make treaties; and any treaty s»
made becomes the ‘ supreme law of the
laud;’’and. whereas, i- the lawful ex
ercise of such treaty-making power, th>-
Poilippine Archipelago was acquired by
the United States, and tbns, as cue logi
cal result of the fortunes of war, our
government assumed grave iuterua
tiouai duties and obligations: aud
whereas, the troops of the United States,
while they were engaged in -Jbedis
charge of their daiiea and in maintain
ing the sovereignty of our country and
enabling it to fulfill its international
obligations, were treacherously assailed
by the Philippino?:
Now, therefore, be it resolved, by the
citizens of El Paso in mass meeting as
1st. That we repudiate the prooeed
kigs had, protests made aud declara
tious and sentiments uttered, at a re
cent meeting held in onr city, and do
hereby declare that the resolutions
adopted at said meeting do not express
the sentiments of this community aud
ate ill timed, if not unpatriotic, and are
calculated to give “aid and comfort to
the enemy," and thereby encourage
them to prolong hostilities aud cause the
needless sacrifice of the lives of many
of oar gallant soldiers.
2nd. That whatever difference’s of
opinion may exist among onr citizens,
as to the proper ultimate disposition ot
the Philippines, we do earnestly insist
that such q lestion should follow the
suppression of the insurrection; ami
meanwhile onr government should not
he hampered, in the conduct of the
war, nor the trials of onr soldiers made
lird We hereby pledge our earnest
and united support to the government
of onr country in its eff irts to maintain
its rightful authority in the Philippines,
and avow onr belief that it will prose-
cafe the war until victory shall crown
onr arms. T. A Falvey,
J. M. Dean,
C. R Morehead
H. L. Newman,
F B. Sexton,
R F Burges,
W. N. Vilas.
U. S Stewart,
W. M. Caldwell.
The resolutions were received with
'Ladies and gentlemen, fellow citi-
zens. I move the adoption of the re-
solutions,” he yelled.
'Second the motion" was heard from
several pers >ns in the audience and
when Capt Beall pat the question there
was a shout of “Aye” from the support
The numerous anti Imperialists pre-
sent unlike their opponents Saturday
night kept still and made- no effort to
capture the meeting or interfere with
TALKED TO DEATH.
John D. Bryan was the third and last
speaker of the evening. When he began
there were a few hundred people in the
building. When he concluded there
were abont fifty, including the mem-
bers of the band who, being engaged
for the evening were nuabie to make
their escape, and the reporters, who
were in the same fix.
Judge Bryan is a recent arrival in El
Paso from Las Cruces. He was evi-
dently afflicted with an overweening
He referred to ithe work of the gallant j desire to talk, though it seems as
soldiers in the Philippines, and asked
was it not disloyalty to diminish the
glory of their work or throw obstacles
in their way.
He said that the war bad been begun
by the Filipinos when the United States
were on the point of giving them the
best government and the greatest liber-
thongta it did not make much difference
to him on which side of the question he
talked as long as he did talk. When
the anti-imperialists began to circulate
the call for their meeting last Saturday,
Judge Bryau was among those request
ed to sign. He then declared that
while he was largely in sympathy with
possible. They had attacked the! the object of the meeting he could not
United States lorces and forced the
conflict and had brought death and de-
notation thronghont the islands
The speaker than read a portion of j imperialist committee that he was de-
the article bvRunon Reyes Lala, a na I sirous of speaking at the meeting. How-
tive of the Philippines now resident in I ever, they did not see fit to place him on
the effect of his eloquence on the an
dienoe and when some of the crowd
stamped and jeered in a futile attempt
to check him he mistook it fo* applause
Only when the opera house became de-
serted and long rows of vacant seats
confronted him did the speaker appear
to realize the trne situation. Then be
stopped all of a sadden as his voice
wa* drowned in the uproar. He sat
down bat after grabbing his hat in his
hand he immediately st-pped forward
again and made some remarks to the
audience Che purport of wfilcfi was lost
in the noise of tramping feet.
There was a wild rush for the doors
and a perfect blockade was threatened
at the several entrances by the au-
dience in its endeavors to escape the
flood of eloquence that threatened to
engulf all Chairman Beall anxiously
consulted with the oth-rs on the stage
in an eudeavor to devise some means of
restoring order and preventing a fizzle
bnt it was too late. The gentlemen
who had expected to follow Judge
Bryan saw tba$ tlwir opportunity was
goneafidtbfcy loo joineu in the wild
•crumble for the exit.
Then after mnsic by the band the re-
mains of the audience dispersed and a
more thoroughly disgusted set of men
than the promotors of the meeting it
wonld be difficult to find
It is alleged that Major W. J. Fewell
dropped a few pills in the water Judge
Bryan was copiously imbibing last night
which were responsible for the latter’s
The mass of curiosity seekers and
others looking for an evening’s amuse-
ment were all gratified.
M ijor Fewell had a speech in bis
pocket which was adapted from one of
Cicero’s philippics by Capt Beall and
was intended to make the hair on the
anti Imperialistic curl. It is regarded
as unfortunate that Jndge Bryan shnt
the major ont as the major has a well
pitched voice and a graceful air in de-
Jndge Falvey had been practicing on
a five minute speech for last night’s
fizzle f ir the past few days and his
friend-i say he feels sore on account of
Collector Mose Dillon did not, and
did not intend to, make a speech. He
was -limply ou the stage to lend grace
and dignity to the surroundings. He
was there in the same capacity ,as the
C R. Morehead was in subdued at-
tendance, and did not take a chair on
the stage. He was one of the chief
backers of the fizzle, aud should have
taken a position of responsible promi-
Judge Caldwell, the tall sycamore
from the Fourth <vard, has the happy
faculty of getting there by the skin of
the teeth most generally since his fa-
mous failure to dam the raging Rio
Grande with a sandbag. The judge is
profiting from experience, and has
learned to be prompt aud persistent
Had he not pushed those resolutions
through as soon as he did last night
they would have been swamped.
E. Kohlberg sat in the audience, and
seemed to be there principally for the
purpose of helping out his colleagues
on the stage. He now regrets having
joined in tbe applause of relief which
followed Judge Bryan’s first paragraph
that proved a boomerang aud gave the
judge his seoond wind.
The steering committee is entitled to
great credit for its success in half fill
ing the opera house by using the band
to catch cariosity seekers on the street
and drawing them into the fizzle. Bnt
Chairman Beall is not entitled to con-
gratulations for permitting Jndge
Bryan to keep the floor after only bor
Jndge Gatewood, of Marfa, who was
on tbe stage, was prepared to deliver a
fiery speech, and had a specially em-
ployed stenographer there to take it
from his burning lips. Bat, alas '
JasSomers, Butte Mont.: J»s Madison '
and family, Tnrqnois, N. M.; Jerry,
El Paso Street and Plaza.
G. W. Newell, Prop.
Arrivals—A. Howard, New York;
B. R. Stockton and wife, J G Hall,
Hutchison,' Kansas; H H Kilpatrick,
Marfa; J. E. Yautes and wife, Waco,
Tex ; Miss Kate Sloan, Temple, Tex.;
C. R Gibson, Austin; W. D. Cary, Oak-
land. Cal ; C. Schack, Parral. Mex : A.
Goijz ilez, Chihuahua, Mes Jas Som-
ers Baltimore, Md.
Chas. Zeiger, Prop.
OOK. OREGON AND OVERLAND.
Arrivals—P. Sandoval, Nogales; H.
Grierson, George Grierson, Ft. Davis,
Texas; Chas if Armijo Nestor Armijo,
Janos; Juan Aecarate, E, A, Rndisill,
5. 1 Asoarate; Ricardo Asoarate, ]
Guadalupe Aecarate, LasCrnoes: W. R
Asoarate, A, Asoarate, Casas Grandes;
Soilo Cadena, Janos: T J. Coggin and
son, Merkel; Will Simpson, Eskots; J.
J. Hittson, Abilene, Texas; J. J. Han-
sen, E A. Lake, Colouia Juarez; John
A. Miller, Detroit; M. A. Ham work,
New York; W. D. VanKirk, Sacramen-
to, Cal.; S. H. Parsons. Casas Grandes;
T. T. Teel, city: H. L. Rynersou, Las
Cruces: Ora C Kelsea, Thos. P. Kane,
Robt W.Kane, Kansas City; C. M Ar-
nold Chicago; W. R Harness, Tam-
pico, T. Coffee, Mexico City; J. D
Fisher, city; John Harris, Geo. Carry,
T, H. Tucoer, Geo Richardson, Alamo-
Pillsbnry’sBestis the best floor in the
world. Ask your grocer for it.
see jnst “how to let loose.” Snbse
qnently he evidently found out “how to
let loose,” as he Heut word to the auti-
New York, Collier’s Weekly, which was
published in the impartial news col-
ainna of the TIMES of Tuesday, and
quoted Mr. Lala as an authority for as-
serting that Aguinaldo did not repre-
sent the real sentimeut of the Filipinos
ia his patriotic efforts to save his conn-
try from a foreign yoke.
When he read aud called especial at-
tention to the statement that Agniualdo
had keen encouraged hy the action of
Atnerioans who opposed the war, there
was a very faint ripple of applanse.
Capt Beall maintained that under the
aoostitation which provided that all
treaties when ratified' were the law
of the laud could not withdraw the
army from the islands without perjury
and violating his official oath
He declared in eloqneut language
that all citizens should lay aside their
individual difference of opiuious and
unite in the support of the government
and when the war was over then it
wonld be time to urge individual opi-
nions aud execi-c privileges as citizens
as to the future of the Philippines He
declared that be had no sympathy with
the man who, while onr soldiers were
failing in the Philippines, wonld urge
that we haul down tbe flag. He clo-ed
with a statement that the meetiug bad
been called in order that there should
be no reflection upon the patriotism of
the e< t dj< ( pie c I 11 Peso.
As is well known, Capt. Beall is per
haps the finest speaker in this city and
his speeches, no matter what the snb
ject. never failed to arouse great inter-
est and applause. Last night was no
exception and nis speech, which was a
magnificent oratorical effort, was wild-
ly applauded thronghont. The geut-
lemen on the stage, however, displayed
the extremely bad taste throughout the
meeting of leading in the applanse.
W. M. Cold well was the next speak
«r. He said that he was well aware
that there were differences of opinion
as to the policy in regard to the future
of the Philippines. However, he said,
while there were differences as to policy
there should be no differences as to pa-
“There is. as a noted Democratic
president said, a condition and not a
theory that confronts us.” He said
“The condition is war.” (Great ap
The soldiers were in the Philippines
to uphold tbe law and it was the duty
of all to uphold them in their work. A-
long as the battle waged he said it was
no time to urge differences.
He referred in severe terms to the
A ROHM> TOWN.
New stationery—Campbell & Gray-
No building permits were issued yes-
terday and no deeds were filed.
A marriage license was issued yester-
day to Francisco Martinez aud Miss Jo-
sef a Maynes.
The usual batch of drunks and dis-
turbers of the peace continues to ap-
pear before the recorder every day.
Pedro Hernandez of Ysleta was
bronght to the connty jail to serve out
a fine for disturbing the peace.
Mrs. Walthan D. Lane entertained
last evening in honor of Mrs. Dorothy
Bowman, of Los Angeles.
Owing to such au increase in business,
Pomeroy’ Transfer Co , have sent Mr.
Lomax east for a carload of driving
The jury in the case of Frank Hibbert
accused of tbe theft of two colts after
being out all night failed to agree and
the case has gone on a change of venue
to Presidio county. The jury stood 10
to 2 for acquital.
Miss Dorothy Bowman, who will take
part in the concert at the Presbyterian
chnrch this evening, is not a stranger
to El Paso. In her girlhood days she
attended school in Las Crnces, aud de-
lighted El Past audiences as the "baby
star” of 'the late Colonel A. J. Foun-
tain's Dramatic company. Miss Bow-
man is on ber way to the City of Mexi-
co where she is to give several recitals,
bnt she will, after the earnest solicta-
tions of her many El Paso friends, give
a reading here next week, notice of
which will be given later. Miss Bow-
man has an excellent repntatiou as au
impersonator and drawing room enter-
tainer, and has appeared before aud-
iences in many of the larger cities of
Pillsbury’s Best Flour is the
the world, at El Paso Grocery Co,
Ask for the EL PASO TRANSF ER j
the best five cent CIGAR in themar
Cool garments, comfortable and serviceable. The kind
we carry are different from the ordinary and will please
yon in every way. If you have not yet purchased your
let us show you our Nainsook and Gauze garments—the
only kind that will keep you cool. Our goods are all of
the best quality.
We have a complete assortment of all the latest in that’
line. Ice cream color and others to give you a feeling
of coolness and freshness. Crash and Linen Suits in
profusion and of the best quality. i
We have Summer Shirts and Neckwear of the finest,
latest and best texture. No other dealer in El Paso can
show the variety, quality and quantity for you to select
from. We can clothe you throughout in anything and
everything in men’s wear, and the stamps of correctness
will show on every garment.
The Leading Clothier and Furnisher,
212-214 EL PASO STREET.
the program and he went to the other
Hide for an opportunity to ventilate his
eloquence, and he got it. Fortuuately
for the meeting the resolutions had al
ready been adopted last night when
Judge Bryan began to Hpeak, otherwise
there wonld have been no one left to
He was very strong in his determina-
tion to support the government at all
hazards, and wildly declared that the
war mnst go on until the Filipinos were
snbdned if it took every drop of Ameri-
can blood to doit. [Laughter |
He declared it was absurd to propose
withdrawing the troops aud allowing
the Filipinos to establish a government
of their own, as they were utterlv in-
capable of establishing one nnder which
any man would be willing to eutrnst
his wife aud family, and he ridiculed
the idea that Spain did not have con-
trol of the islands at the time of the
treaty. [Silence and anxiety ]
Had Judge Bryan stopped here all
might have been well, bnt he went on
to review the entire history of the war
with Spain Considerable applanse
greeted his references to Dewey's great
victory at Manila, bnt the audience was
evidently very restless, aud the pro-
moters of the meeting began to look
anxious as several arose to leave.
Chairman B**all was not provided with
a gavel, and hence had uo means at,
hand to stop the fl >w of eloquence.
When he had finished the history of
the Spanish war Judge Bryan said that
as his time was limited he would uot
talk much longer aud went to the water
pitcher for a drink. The audience
thought he had finished aud burst into
applause which the jadire seemed to
mistake for an e.nehor aud responded
with great alacrity.
He appeared not to have heard Capt
Beall’s review of the country’s growth
and its expansion on the continent and
he began on identically the same snb
ject aud narrated the successive ac-
quisitions of territory made by the Unit-
ed States since its foundation. Here
again did the promoters of the meeting
ou tbe stage show their bad taste by
ignominionsly deserting Jndge Bryan
who was iu the thick of the fight of 1776
aud was getting ready for the fracas
that followed iu 1812. The promoters
should have remained with their oom
rade in the fight till the last ditch to
show what kind of "stuff” they were.
Snob action wonld give a "real” ring to
the resolutions adopted.
The speaker apparently was so wrap-
ped up in his snbject as to not perceive
Cor. St. Lonis and Kansas Sts.
J W Fisher, Prop.
Rates |2.50 aud $2 per day.
Arrivals—S. A. MoMurray, Louis-
ville, Ky.; F J. Turner, Stantou. Va ;
B M Jacob, Tucson; W. S. Shepherd,
Kansas 'City; W. D., Corner, Seattle,
Wasa ; R. Straus, New York; W. A.
Inman, Hermosillo, Mex , George F.
Beverage. San Fraucisoo; Dnnoan K.
Major, New York: J. A. Roosevelt,
New Orleans; Mrtin Freeman and
wife, New York; H W. Freeman, New
York; E. R Parsons, Oakland, Cal ;
Dan F Jones, Mexico; W. J. Rattle and
wife, Cleveland. Ohio; Marie Forbes,
E. B WELCH, PROP.
RATES, fl.00 TO |1,26 PER DAY.
Arrivals—Rudolph Wenzel, Albn-
qnerque; F. E Martin, dity; G W-
R Baum, Laugbtry
Three cans pure fruit California Jelly |
or 25c, at the El Paso Grocery Co.
Kimball, Mex ; K 13anm, Laugbtry; L.
W. Lennox, San Francisco; L T. Bur-
nett, Douglas; Francisco Lopez Baron,
Mex.; Pete Deuiott, Pecos, Tex ; Jeff
Aber, Dealing; Mack Foby, ,J. L. Welch,
Mexico; B. Ollcv, city; Grant Bros.. W.
Brazall, S. L. Williams, Alamogordo;
Jessie Griffith, St Clair, Mont., W P.
Johnson, Tom Went, Alamogordo; W.
O Burr, S. W. Stillman, Los Angeles;
M Bachman, Albuquerque; Joseph Va-
ST. CHARLES HOTEL
Cor. El Pascaud W. Overland.
MRS. J. H. LOMAX, PROPT'S.
Arrivals- W. E. Prnett, A. G.
Prnde, N. Mushfelder, Tom Davis, J.
C. Powell, Fort Davis; P J. Carney,
Albnqnerqne; Mr. Shackleford and
family, city; Ben Prnett, Miss Frank-
lin, J. E Stamper, Fort Davis; J W.
Anderson and wife. Fort Davis; Mrs
Jose Molere, Mrs, Joe Rickard, Mexico.
GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL.
Mrs. A M Rougher, Propt's.
El Paso Street.
75ets, |1.00 and |1.50 per day.
Arrivals—Chas Kebrman, St, Lonis;
J. P. Casey, Jr. and wife, James Kin
ney, 8 P. Ascarati, Las Crnces; A. L
Sunpsion, Los Angeles; M. Freider, San
Francisco; Henry Lilienfeld, Chicago;
H P. Dnrrson. C. F Lesser, Citv of
Mexico: George Boyle. Kansas City;
ONLY A FEW LEFT.
tt Vims oi I u. l Novi
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To close them out we
will sell them at the
very low price of
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