El Paso International Daily Times (El Paso, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 225, Ed. 1 Friday, September 15, 1899 Page: 4 of 8
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Sli PASO DAILY TIMES, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1899.
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Mexican Independence day, tomor-
row, will beoelebrated with genuine
patriotic Beal by our neighbors across
the Rio Grande.
The average Colorado volunteer Is
oat with bia colonel. A few loud dis
organisers can make more noise than a
regiment of good soldiers.
WiRBLiss i telegraphy has oome to
stay, it takes away the pole, the wire
just ae the street oar mnle is a thing of
the paat except In El Paso.
Deride, thoroughly covering the loeal ield.
Mm Timm r aches,
ON DAY OP PUBLICATION,
tlmtown. and station, named below, within
lb. radios of the Southwmtibb Bra* above
towns, which distance t. 876 miles from Bl
Faso to each point:
•terra Blanca Lennoi
Dal berg HaymoDd
— - Taber
Col l ad
■••quite Los Cerlllos
■csilla Park Ortta
IP everybody does his share for the
International carnival, then it will not
eoet anyone much. And as this la the
plan of the finanoe committee we may
look for s grnnd success.
Captain Dreyfus should [be proud
of the fact that his oonntlees enemies
eonld not prove anything rgainet him.
After all the world has tried his case
and fonnd him "not gnilty.”
TROUBLES ON UIK MEXICAN BORDER
The Arizona line, along the Mexican
frontier, has long been the hiding place
for desperadoes, train-robbers, and es-
caped criminals, and while crimes there
have gone unpunished until now there
ie no reason to tolerate that state of af
flire any longer since the Bisbee rail-
road has bnilt an extension to the Mex-
ioan boundary line at Naoo.
Recent advices have told ns of a dis-
graceful fight at Naco with Mexican of
fieials. People who have lived along the
frontier know that as a rnle the Mexi
cans here are peaceful and law abiding.
They never provoke a quarrel with
Americans and seem to acknowledge
their northern neighbors have a strong-
er and better government than their
ed in northern Mohave oounty, and the
ores are shipped to Salt Lake City for
treatment It is said a smelter will soon
be operated in the Grand gnloh.
The oopper mines of Pima oounty are
now making a daily ontpnt of more
than twenty tons of metal prod not. This
means more than five thousand dollars
daily, or three hundred thousand
The Plaoe mine, an extension of the
Crowned King, in Yavapai oounty, is
yielding upjsome very rich specimens
of wire gold. Snpt. Foltz is cred-
ited with having several epeoimens
worth $100 each.
Gazette: It is getting so nowadays in
this neck o' the woods that- a man oan
not talk to himself even if he desires an
appreciative andienoe. Yesterday a
man came nearly going to jail for in-
dulging in the habit.
The King of Arizona mine, in Yuma
oounty, ia about ready to commence de-
velopment on a large scale. The water
supply will he furnished from a well
twelve miles distant, a pipe line having
been laid from the well to the mine.
The Breeze is still stirring np the tu-
berculosis question in the Benson school.
The teacher, it ie charged, is afflicted
with the dangerous malady, and the
board has the matter under advisement
as to whether he shall be retained as
instructor or not.
W. J. Nicholson, captain of the Sev-
enth cavalry and acting Indian airent
at the San Carlos agency, has leaned
notice to all parties who have horses or
cattle on the San Carlos Indian reserva-
tion, upon which grazing tax has not
been paid, that such stock must be mov-
ed from the reservation on or before
October 1, 1899.
Breeze: The board of equalization
put the taxable property of Cochise
oonnty at $2,991,180.70. If the whole of
the taxable property could be secured
the amonnd would be double and hence
the rate would be $2,121 instead of $4 25
as at present. Then capital would in-
vest here. Let onr legislature pass a
bullion tax law and require each prop-
erty statement to be made nnder oath
own. The disgraceful affair at Naoo
was brought about by American out-
laws, and onr government should take
immediate steps to prevent another oc
cnrrence of that kind.
The Times feels certain the good peo-
ple of bisbee will help to bring these
criminals to jnstioe and allow our gov-
ernment to make an example of those
border murderers who think they oan
resist law and kill officers of the law
■■Had Jnaree Sablnal
■ep.Uo Ban Pedro
■eeBla. Casas Grandes Galtago
•■small Samalayuca Lacuna
TIM custom among newspapers of printing
MM rata end accepting another Is fast dlsap-
’ TblrtiMW ha. been a one-phiCE organ
^tlo d5oou^«,*ez cop? t/oBt> Dubllshedonthls
rata sheet are allowed to anybody.
Uniform rate, are necessary for the satis
latalon of the advertiser and the success of
The advertising agent can pay our rate and
retail the epaee to buyers at our figures with
__t to himself. For Instance: He buys nine
•he. for one year, for (188 -, If he retails each
THE GROWING ARMY IN LUZON.
jeoh at M2 a year, his profit Is 100 per cent
WE tell at the same figure to everybody.
9 Mo8i9 Mo* 1 Y'r
Net. | Net J Net
00 75 75 00
81 00 100 80
128 40 180 55
139 20 195 75 243 60
148 00(209 25,260 40
158 40 222 75 te77 20
168 001236 25 294 00
177 601249 75 810 80
186 00(261 55 325 50
1A lK"l 'JK , Si A -»n
13 50 24 00
109 35 194 401273 36 1340 20
Key to Onr Tuble of Hates.
The one month rate for spaee Is flzed so that
h. per Inch rate decreases for Increased space
trom 15.00 to 12.28, but for the same length of
Irom 16.00 to 12.25, but for
Sm« 9 Inches are sold at (22 50, and
U« sold at (3.26 per Inch. (40.50.
The one Inch rate Is the basis of the whole
able, as the short time rates fixed are a par-
entage of It
The 1 time rate Is 331-2 per eent of the
The 2 times rate Is 40 per cent of the month
The 3 times rate Is 50 per eent of the month
The 1 week rate Is 90 per oent of the month
The 2 weeks ratals 75 per centof e month
*The I weeks rata Is 90 per oent of ae month
The ( month rata Is 3 times the month rate,
.EM 10 per cent discount
The 9 months rata Is 9 time, the month
Mte, leas 20 per oent discount.
The 9 months rata Is 9 times the month rate,
IMS ■ per cent discount
The year rata Is 12 times the month rata,
EM M per cent discount
Special positions—Fifty per oent eztra.
“B. O. t>," advertisements charged at two-
EAlrdx of dally rates.
At this time 4 913 officers and men are
crossing the Pacific to the Philippines
These include, besides reerni's. 850 men
of the 3rd Cavalry and a body of mar
ines All are due in Manila before the
end of the present month. The first
ten volunteer regiments recently com-
pleted are going forward to San Fran-
cisco. Within the next thirty days 12,-
762 will embark at that city for Manila
Fourteen transports have been engaged
to carry them. The Grant, Sherman
and Sheridan will take 1,700 men each
and the Hancock has accommodations
for 1,200. The capacity of the others
varies from 480 to 850. Early in Nov-
ember the first ten regiments ongt to be
in Manila. The seoond ten, now organ-
izing, are provided for in a succession
of transports to leave San Francisco be-
tween October 10 and November 25.
The force now crossing the Pacifio and
the regiments to go before the end of
November make a re inforcement of
over 30.000 soldiers, thoroughly equip-
ped, and laigely composed of men who
have been in service before.
When the new year opens an army of
60,000 men will be available for opera
tions in Lnzon. A tenth of this number
eonld easily defeat the insurgents in
battle, no matter what combinations
they make. Bnt there are ports to be
occupied, strategic towns to be taken
and garrisoned, and a railway to be se
cured throughout its whole length.
Lnzon most, be pacified and sufficient
troops will be provided for the purpose.
The enemy has no artillery worth men-
tioning and no cavalry. Movements of
the army and navy in co-operation will
be frequent. It will keep Agoinaldo
bnay, if he bolds ont, to defend his rear
and both flanks from large expeditions
Beading Matter Kate*,
Twenty-five °ents per line firet Insertion; 15
•Eats (or each subsequent Insertion. Oon-
taMta for 1000 lines to be taken in 3 months,
ta'4* »t6 cent* per line each Insertion. Un-
Eha^wed locals, by the month, 11.60 per line.
Professional cards (3 per month.
■•tal bese outs only accepted.
TIMES PUBLISHING COMPANY.
Bl Peso. Texas.
T. L. McKenzie was married last Sat
nrday and buried Tuesday. His nephew
fooled with an unloaded pistol.
At Waxahaohie the cotton mill solic-
iting committee has raised about $50,-
0(10 in subscriptions and the mill is now
News has reached Fort Worth giving
meager details of a disastrous prairie
fire that swept over Ferry’s ranch in
Crockett county. The report is that
some 15,000 acres were burned entail-
ing a loss of about $40,000.
Says a San Diego special: Juan Gon-
zales Lerma and his saddle horse were
fonnd dead yesterday about fifty yards
from the public road between Venavidea
and Sweden. The bodies of both man
and beast when found were badly de-
composed. Fonl play is suspected. The
officers are at work on the case.
The state health department receiv
a telegram from Dr. Souohon, presi-
dent of the Louisiana board of health,
saying that "there are three oases under
investigation.” It is presumed that his
telegram means that there are three
oases of sickness suspioioned to be yel
Says a Henritta special: Dr. A.
Call fell dead in the court room at 4 p.
m of paralysis of the heart. He had
jnst oome off the witness stand after
oriss-examinatiou. He waa witness for
the defendant in Shatter vs. Denver
road. Hie age was 70 years and he lived
The commissioners’ court of Travis
oonnty instructed the oonnty attorney
to bring snit against the International
& Great Northern railroad for taxes for
twenty five years back. This road has
by act of the legislature been exempt
from taxation for that period, bnt the
commissioners have decided to test the
validity of the act.
The attorney general on behalf of the
state of Texas joined by the city
Waco filed suit Tuesday afternoon
against the Beil Water company for
forfeiture of charter and aeks for the
appointment of a reciver. The petition
alleges that the water company has fail-
ed to comply with its contract with the
city which requires water pressure suf
fieient for fire fighting purposes at all
At Seguiu au unknown white man
was found dead about a half mile north
of the railroad depot Monday night.
The Railwaypnter of the Southwest.
El Paso has a population of 22,500 and has put over a million dollars in building improve-
ments during the past year. The mining industry is flourishing. The Sierra Madre Lin<;
now taps the Sierra Madre Range, at Casas Grandes, a virgin region for the American*
prospector. Many rich mines have already been discovered and are now big producers.
The El Paso & Norteastern Railway, now building from El Paso, has reached to within a
few miles of the great coal fields near White Oaks, N. M. El Paso is a cosmopolitan city
and destined to be in a few years the Greatest City in the Great Southwest.
The entire dry season can be devoted ti
winding up his career and onr troops j He was lying nnder a tree with a hand-
engaged will not be disquieted by the j kerchief under his head marked "Tay-
expiration of their term of enlistment j lor.” He was a thin spare man of light
When the campaign is fairly open the j complexion, about 45 or 60 years old.
Tagals will learn something about the
energy of the American character.-
A It I/O N A NEWS.
The question of increasing the capa-
city of public schools, confronts the cit-
izens of Prescott
The attendance at the Tombstone
school this year shows an increase of 12
pupils over last year.
It is rumored that the 9. P. will build
a reading room in Benson in the near
future, says the Breeze.
Copper properties are being develop-
evidently in bad health. Fifty cents in
money, a comb, looking glass andCsoine
liquorice drops were fonnd on his per-
Professor Schurman has been to
the Philippines on the presidential com-
mission and has had every opportunity
to learn the facts there as they are.
He returns and tells ns that the Filipi-
nos are nearly all civilized and Chris-
tianized, that only theTagalos are re-
sisting our sovereignty there. Surely
where Christian civilization is so gen-
eral there onght to be room for self-
Fresh oysters are selling in Carlsbad
for 10 cents a dozen.
Chas. Ballard of Roswell, has accept-
ed a lientenanoy in the 11th cavalry.
The Hessian fly has almost destroyed
the bean crop in the Socorro vicinity.
Santa Fe’s swell city aldermen go on
drunken frolics with negro porters,
and then get thrashed by the porters.
Next Monday court will open in Col-
fax oounty with an unnsnally large
docket to dispose of. There are eix
murder cases on the docket.
The officers and members of the
Carlsbad fire department have resigned
en masse because they didn’t get the
financial support they were promised.
Judge Leland has gone to Silver
City to hold court forjudge Parker and
the latter returned the compliment by
going to Socorro on a similar errand.
Col. Harry Loper and aesoioiates of
Roswell, who are having an artesian
well drilled on their land, talk of dyna-
miting the well in order to see if that
will not augment the flow. The exper-
iment will be awaited with decided in-
terest on the part of others who are in-
terested in artesian water development.
Roswell Register: Rain is needed
very badly all over this portion of the
territory. Threatening clouds have ap-
peared in the distance for several days,
but there is no immediate prospect of
rain. Meantime the stockmen are ap-
prehensive about the fall and winter.
N. Levi, of Nogal, and S. H. Cooper,
of Tnlarosa, have bonded the Laurel
mine at Salinaa Peak. They began
work over a week ago and
are taking ont some good ore. It is a
lead property, oarrying gold, silver and
oopper. The main lead le 42 Inohee in
width. The parties expeot to open up
some fine bodies of ore and can give
more information next week concerning
Silver City Independent: “The grand
lodge of Knights of Pythias will con
vene in this oity on Tuesday next, Sep-
tember 19th. A railroad rate of one
and one-fifth fare has been secured and
deb gates will likely arrive here on the
18th. Silver City Lodge No. 12. K. of
P , has arranged an open meeting for
the purpose of having a good social
time, and of extending a oordial wel-
come to the attending delegates and
An order issued by the sheep sanitary
board, addressed to the sheep growers
of the territory, says: "Yota are hereby
notified that all sheep which have not
been dipped since the 1st of June, 1899,
mnst be dipped between now and the
15th of September, using one of the for-
mulas prescribed by the United States
government, or with the lime and sul-
phur formula, heretofore prescribed by
this board in its rules and regulations.
You are also notified that all sheep will
be required to be dipped again after the
12th of Ootober and before the 15th of
cer’8 cheek and his month had to be
A Guadalajara special says that Sat-
urday night last when the electric light
was momentarily extinguished, Mr.
Carlos Arce, son of Dr. Aroe. was at
tacked by an unknown party and nar-
rowly escaped being murdered.
Mexican Herald: Vishop Plancarte,
of Cuernavaca, and Re. Dr. Francisc
Orozco, of this city, who went to Rome
to take part in the Latin American
council, are due to ruturn this morning
by the Central-
Bateros at the eapitol are no respect
ors of persons. The other afternoon as
Congressman Jnan de Dios Peza, the
well known poet and private secretary
to General Mena, was passing along 2a
Calle ke Relox, he waa assaulted by a
ratero called J. Guadalupe Ramirez,
who snatched from his vest pocket a
Dr. A. W. Parsons, who haB been for
several years district deputy grand sire
for the republic of Mexico of the Inde-
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, having
tendered bis resignation, Mr. H. F.
Schlattman, a well-known resident of
Mexioo City, was upon the recommen-
dation of Dr. Parsons and unanimous
approval of Ridley lodge, of this city,
appointed to the position by the grand
sire of the sovereign grand lodge of the
United Statee of America.
Mexioan Herald: Maria Ochoa, a
lunatic confined in the Hospital for In-
sane Women, on Canoa street, made a
frightful leap for liberty yesterday, and
had a miraculous escape from death.
Dr. Lopez Hermoea, who resides in the
building, opened a window leading to
a balcony for the purpose of ventila-
tion, and was immediately pounoed
upon by the lunatic, wko leaped to the
ground, a distance of about twenty-five
feet, sustaining only slight injuries
about the head. She is now reoeiving
attention at the hospital, and the police
■re investigating the matter.
Every day or so some sneak thief
steals a silver chalice from a church in
In Mexioo City the other day a gen
darme arrested a blind man who fell
against a window, breaking a glass. The
blind mail fastened his teeth in the offi
sandstone, In which sheets or dikes «f
basalt or some material which was
once In a molten condition are occa
slonally found. The blue ground fills,
a sort of shaft of colossal size In tliest
ether rocks and is Itself cut up by sim
liar dikes. The opinions of geologist
differ as to whether the gems were
produced where they now lie or hav»
been formed of some older rock, whiefc
has been shattered by volcanic exph>
sions. It is thought that the mystery
has at last been cleared up. Aboui
two years ago the manager of a din
mond mine near Kimberley picked up a /
specimen In which smaller diamond*
were apparently embedded In a garnet
This led to an investigation of varioro-
bowlders, one of which was broket
open nnd was found to contain dia-
monds. The rock Is of the description
known to mineralogists as ecloglte
It is apparently composed almost ex
clusively of red garnet rock and a
rather peculiar light green auglte. Tht
rock is coarsely crystalline and In all
probability was once like garnet In a
molten condition, the diamond being
one of Us original constituents. Ex-
perts now tend to the belief that the
"blue ground’’ in which diamonds were
found is not their true birthplace. The
bowlders are often water marked and
may have rested for ages in an ancient
gravel at the very bottom of sedimen-
tary rocks of the district. In course of
time volcanic explosions shattered the
rocky floor in which the diamond!'
were embedded, of which the bowl-
ders were only samples, and dispers-
ed It, together with the overlying ma-
terials. It is believed that this Is the
true explanation of the formation of*
the diamond bearing "blue ground.”
ORIGIN OF DIAMONDS.
It Seems to Have Been explained by
a Recent Dl*oovery.
The origin of diamonds, which for
so long has been a debated question,
appears to be explained by a recent
discovery near Kimberley. In both
the Indian and the Brazilian diamond
fields the gem occurs like a pebble Id
certain gravelly strata, but has not
been traced back to any rock that gives
an Indication of Its genesis. After the
discovery of diamonds in the river
sand of some South African rivers a
peculiar material of a brownish buff
color, which turned to a dark bluish
tint, was found. It. became harder as
the miners dug down. The diamonds
lay in this material, together with sev-
eral other minerals, such as garnets.
Iron ores, augite, olivine, etc. Excava-
tions — begun systematically — were
eventually carried on on such a scale
that near Kimberley they have reached
a depth of more than 1,400 feet. Here
the rock Is about as hard as ordinary
limestone. The blue ground Is found
only In limited areas. The rocks around
are of dark shales, banded with hard
Declaration of tfce Democratic Plat
form of 1896.
We hold that the most efficient waj
of protecting American labor Is to pre-
vent the importation of foreign pauper
labor to compete with It in the home
market, and that the value of the
home market to our American farmers
and artisans Is greatly reduced by x
vicious monetary system which de-
presses the prices of their productions
below the cost of production and thus
deprives them of the means of pur-
chasing the products of our home
manufactories. The absorption of
wealth by the few, the consolidation
of our leading railway systems and
the formation of trusts and pools re-
quire a stricter control of the federal
government of those arteries of eotfr-
meree. We demand the enlargement
of the powers of the Interstate com-
merce commission and such restric-
tions and guarantees In the control
of railroads as will protect the peopre
from robbery and oppression. AVe de-
nounce the profligate waste of the
money wrung from the people by op-
pressive taxation and the lavish ap-
propriations of recent Republican con-
gresses which have- kept taxes high
while the labor that pays them is un-
employed and the products of the peo-
ple's toil are depressed till they no
longer repay the cost of production.
We demand a return to that simplicity
and economy which befit a dem-
ocratic government and a reduction
In the number of useless offices, the
salaries of which drain the substance
of the people.—Platform of 1896.
The El Paso & Northeastern—Commencing Sept, i, will sell rounc**
trip tickets every Saturday to Toboggan at $5.00, good returning any
Monday up to October 30th. Don’t fail to visit the Nature's Wonder-
land. No Rain! No Snow!
F. E. MORRISS, Agent, El Paso.
A. 8. GREIG, Gen.. Snpt, F. & Py.
Alamogordo, If M.
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