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EL PASO, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 23. 1900.
20th YEAR, NO. 147
PRICE 5 CENTS.
TO-DAY'S aXTEJ-WS
VOLUNTEERS
AMBUSHED
A Numbar of Our Brave Sol
dier Boys Killed and
Wounded
IN TBE BACKWOODS
The Guerrilla Fighting Still
Keeps Up, But It Is
Quiet Around
the Cities.
Washington. June 23. A cable
crram received by the war department
tbla afternoon from MaoArtbur at
Manila announces that a detachment
of four officers and 10O men of the 40th
volunteer Infantry, under Captain
Miller as ambushed by ineurgants on
the Dicapia river June 13. Fifty men
were sect to reinforce them but were
forced back- Our loss was, killed 7
wounded 11. missing 1 .
Evervthlng Is quiet near the cities
and thlDgs are settling down to a
business like bis Is under the Ameri
can regime. In the outlying districts
however, there is etill some skirmish
log.
GUTENBERG'S BIRTH
Bsino Appropriately Observed To
day. Mayence, Germany, June 23. An
international cele oration commemor
ating tbe 500th anniversary of the
iiiiiiic? Cu-oerg, wLcee prcs'jr caice
was Gensflaisob, and who la regarded
by the Germans as the inventor of tbe
art of employing movable types in
printing, la being celebrated here to
day. Festivities continue tomorrow
anl Monday.
Movable wooden types were first em
ployed by him about the year 1438.
The Latin Bible was printed fer the
flret time by him in 1449 or 1450.
Gutenberg died in 1468.
A LITTLE ISLAND
Bouoht By Mrs. Dewey For a Sum
mer Home.
Halifax, N. S.. June 23. Mrs.
Dewey, wife of Admiral Dewey, has
purchased an island known as Blgfish
Taland. at Chester. Nova Scotia. The
island is a third of a mile long and an
eighth of a mile wide, and is one of the
manv that dot Chester Basin.
The price paid was 8500. It is Mrs.
Dewey's intention to erect a handsome
summer residence there.
EL PASO CHARTERS
Two New Corporations Come Into
Existence Today.
Bpeelal Olspatch to tbe Herald.
Austin. June 23. The El Paso
Publishing company was chartered to
day with a oapital of twenty thousand
dollars.
The Lion Grocery Co. of El Paso,
oapital ten thousand dollars, was also
chartered.
AMERICAN DERBY
Will Be Run Today at Chicago
Chicago, June 23. A season of ra
cing to last twenty-five days begins
this afternoon at Washington Park.
The event of the day Is the American
derby, for a mile and a half.
The prioe includes $10,000 added
money. Lieutenant Gibson is the favo
rite in batting.
NEW MINING COMP'Y
Incorbora ted at Santa Fe Today
Special Dispatch To tbe Herald.
Santa Fe, June 23. George B.Wil
eoa, Graham D. Wilson, George B.
Wilson, Jr., John C. Rutherford, and
Charles II. Smith are directors of the
Wilson Milling and Mining company of
Stain's Pass, Grant county, with a
oapital of (30,000, incorporated today.
To-day the Herald prints the first installment
to read this section and keep up with the story
BROKE JAIL
A Desperate Gang Let Loose From
Coleman
Special Corresoondence of tbe Bbril.
Ballinger, Tex., June 20.-rFIve
nriaonera broke jail last night at Cole-
mo by sawing out of the cells Two
of the prisoners are debperate charac
ters. They were: Noah Wilkersoa,
under life sentence for murder: Bill
Taylor, convicted of train robbery and
Under indictment for murder; Clay
Mann, burglary; James Teal, horse
stealing; and John Nelson, burglary.
Bill Taylor was awaiting trial for
train robbery at Coleman Junction,
In which Fireman Johnson loet his
life. He has served one term in the
penitentiary for a similar offence
committed on the S. P. some years
ago.
Wilkersoa was under a 99 year
sentence for murder, and was waiting
t? be taken to the penitentiary, the
supreme court having affirmed the de
cision of the lower ccurt. He is five
feet seven inches in height, about 14
pounds, light complexion, intelligent
appearing, blue eyes, may be Bhaved
clean cow.
Two hundred dollars reward was
offered by the sheriff of Runnels coun
ty for Wilkerson. The crime for which
he was sentenced was being implicated
in tbe murder of Ben Slate some two
years and a half ago, two miles north
of Ballinger. Slate was a poor wood
hauler ani was a witness against
Wilkersoa for perjury. He was
murdered while he slept. Tunys
Eldredge was arrested and his evidence
being corroborated by others implicat
ed Wilkerson. .
ACTIVE RELIGION
Gives Joy To a Thousand Little Slum
Children.
Chicago, June 23. The Salvation
Army gathered a large number of
children from the slum districts of this
city and are giving them an outing on
the lake to-day.
THE KENTUCKY
Will Have Her Trial Next Monday
Newport. R. I., June 23 The new
first class battleship Kentucky has
arrieved here and is ready fer her
final official trial, which takeB place
Mob day.
BRYAN SATISFIED
With the Candidates Of tbe Ameri
can People.
Chicago, June 23. Bryan arrived
here from his Wisconsin fishing trip
today. He expresses himself as pleas,
ed with the republican ticket.
NAT GOODWIN ILL
He Took An Overdose Of Morphine
. Butte, Mont., June 23. Nat Good
win Is alarmingly III today . He took
morphine and got an overdose
Relations are strained between hlna
and Maxtne Elliot.
LAST RITES
Over the Remains Of Stephen Crane
Will Take Place at Newark.
New York, June 23. The remains
of Stephen Crane, the American nove
list, who died June 5 at Baden Waller,
arrived here to-day, accompanied by
Mrs. Crane, on tbe steamship Bre
men. The burial will take place at Newark
N., J. where the other members of the
family are interred.
HOMING PIGEONS
Will Take a Five Hundred Mile
Trip.
Fhoenixville Pa., Juna 23. A
lot of homing pigeons were shipped
from here today to Spartansburg, S. C.
where they will be liberated.
The distance for a return Is about
five hundred miles.
ATHLETIC TEAMS
Sail For Europe To Compete In the
Olympic Games.
New York, June 23. The Cornell
t?am which is to compete in the
Olympian games at Paris, left this
port today. There were seven in the
party, besides the trainer.
New Yokk, June 23. The New
York Athletic club team sailed fer
Pria today
WAR THOUGHT TO
Official Reports Say Chinese Imperial Troops
Have Been Attacking Foreigners.
DEFINITE NEWS AT LAST
Confirms the Worst Fears, and Leads to the
Belief That the Loss of Life Among
Americans Has Been Large.
Chee Foo, June 22 (Delayed):
Commander Wise, of the U. S. gun
boat Mooocaoy, telegraphs per courier
from Taku Wednesday afternoon as
follows: "This morning I started fires
in locomotives and got two field pleosB
mounted on two cars which are now
leaving with 140 American marines
and 400 Russians for Tien Tsin.
"When tbe train gets as far as it can
go, which will probably be half way to
Tien Tsin, the troops will press forward
on foot and the train will return here
for reinforcements." Lack of firemen
prevents me sending more traine.
"I may be attacked here tonight,
but am confident I am able to look out
for myself. My concern is to preserve
the rolling stock, as much dep ends on
the railway to hasten troops to Tien
Tslc.
"Several French officers who es
caped from Tien Tein Tuesday night
at 7:30 o'clock state that ChIoe.se
troops were then attacking the town
fiercely. They have modern field
guns, and when these officers left
they were battering the foreigners'
strong hold.
"The American consulate has been
destroyed. Lieut. Blue of the Ameri
can navy sent a message to me today
from Tien Tsin river, sayiDg that he
had just received a dispatch from tbe
British consulate at Tien Tsin Btatlng
that reinforoemeota were very ur
gently needed there.
"Casualties had been very heavy and
the supply of ammunition was insuf
ficient." terrible loss of life.
New' York, June 23. Alarming
cable dispatch has been received in
this city from Rev. Frederick Brown,
a Methodist missionary at Tien Tsin.
The dispatch is dated from Chee Foo,
June 22, and declares that Lieut.
Wright, U. S. M. G. acd 150 persons
were killed or wounded in the bombard
ment up to Wednesday and that the
garrison is la terrible straits and its
ammunition gone.
city completely destroyed
Chee Foo, June 23. The cruiser
Pascal which left Tien Tsin the night
of June 21st reports on the authority
of French railway engineers who got
through that the native city of Tien
Tsin was completely destroyed by Chin
ese troops.
Later these troops mounted sixKrupp
15 centimeter (6 inch) guns besides a
number of email guns on tbe city walls,
and with these have been bombarding
the foreign quarters since June 13.
the pekin situation
Brussels, Juns 23. The Belgian
minester at Pekin telegraphs that all
was well at the European legations in
Pekin on Thursday, June 21, and that
the foreigners would be able to hold
their own indefinitely.
GERMAN MINISTER ALIVE
Berlin, June 23. The Chinese
minister here has communicated to
the German Foreign office a cable
from the viceroy of Nanking, sayiog
be bad been informed from Pekin that
German Minister Baron Von K etteler
was alive. Baron Von Ke'.teler was
of "THE PLUNDERERS," one of the best stories of the inimitable Cutcliffe Hyne.
as it appears each Saturday.
BE IMMINENT
reported on June 15 to havo been killed
at Pekin.
AMERICANS AND RUSSIANS REPULSED.
- Washington, June 23. The navy
department this morning received an
important dispatch from Admiral
Kempff, which was given out for pub
lication in the following form:
"Acting Secretary Hackett this
morning received a dispatch frem
Rear Admiral Kempff.dated Chee Foo,
June 23, to the effect that our marines
undar Major Waller, together with
400 Russians, have had an engagement
with the Chinese army near Tien Tsin.
They could not break through the
Chinese line. Forces numbering 2,000,
tbe admiral reports, are now ready to
make another attempt."
THE TROOPS ARE CHINESE REGULARS
This news Ismoet serious, for it adds
to the belief that tbe regular Chinese
troops are bombarding Tien T6in, and
this means open war. The dispatch
shews that the oppo-iog forces must be
n over whelming numbers, and that
it is a well organized body.
Either horn of the dilemma points
to the presence of Imperial troops.
The question of the safety of foreign
era in Tien Tsin and Pekin is con
sidered almost secondary to that ef
war. A formal opening of hostilltlea
would mean a struggle which might
prove one of endless complications.
Not only China, which seems predes
tined as the sacrificial goat, would be
involved, but nearly every power on
tbe globe, including ours.
TERRIBLE NEWS FROM TIEN TSIN.
Shanghai, June 22. Terrible
news comes from Ties Tsin.
Tbe Chinese have six large guns,
which put the town almost at their
mercy. The foreign community tried
to escape by the river but could not on
account of its shallowness.
The Russian general at Tien Tala
telegraphs that reinforcements are
urgently needed to prevent the an
nihilation of the foreigners.
The Cblasee are reportedto ba like
wild beatts. Tbe foreign troops have
been beaten back on every Bide.
WASHINGTON STILL IN DOUBT
Washington, June 23 Several im
portant communications were reoelved
today by the secretary of state, ap
parently justifying the attitude assum
ed by this government that, technically
speaking, a state of war does not exist
between the United States and China.
Said a high official of the state depart
ment this morning: "It is a most sin
gular clrcunstance that out of forty or
fifty dlspatobes received from China we
have not been able to learn whether it
is troops of China or a rabble of bigots
calling themselves Boxers that we have
to fight. After all these days no one
has sent an intelligent dispatch on this
point."
WAR RULES IN FORCE
Washington, June 23. The bu
rearu of ravigation will give out no
m ovemer ts of American warships in
Asiatlo waters. Since this rule Is
applied only in times of war it ia
virtually an admission that war now
exists between this country and China.
SITUATION MOST GRAVE.
Washington, June 23 The pre
sident held a consultation with Lieut.
Gan. Miles over the Chinese trouble
today. This is the first time the com
manding general of the army bas been
summoned to tbe white bouse since
his elevation to the lieutenant general
ship, and it is looked upon as signifi
cant of the extreme gravity of the
situation.
General Miles, It is understood,
furnished the president with details
oftroopatbat cao be most advanta
geously spared from their present
commands and most readily sent to the
scene of hostilities.
A DIRECT CHALLENGE.
Shanghai, Jure 23 (Evening),-
Flve Chinese oruisere, Hel Shen, Hal
Tien, Fei Gang, Ching, and Peng
Chi, which are anchored In positions
commanding the foreign settlement
here, have been ordered to leave by
tbe British authorities because of tbe
uneasiness their presenoe causes.
It ia felt that the Chinese warships
would be sure to join the J7o Sung
forta in an attack on Shanghai,
and their combined strength is much
greater than that of tbe allied fUet
here.
Thejlatter consists of the British
cruiser Undaunted, the Britisb sloop
Daphne, the Japanese warBhlp Ohagi,
the British surveying vessel Water
witch, and the American gunboat Cas
tine. K1IGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Will Have a Conclave In El Paso
Next Week
The grand lodge of emergency aad
school of instruction of the Knights
ef Pythlaa to be held in this city on
next Tuesday promises to be a big
event.
State Senator Ben S. Rogers, grand
chancellor of the Knights of Pythias
of this state, with Henry Miller, grand
keeper of records and seals, and
Supreme Representative H. P. Brown,
will arrive in this city Monday night
and be the guesta of honor of the local
lodge of the order.
Attorney General Thomaa S. Smith
was invited but owing to other en
gagements may not be able to attend.
Tuesday afternoon the grand lodge
of emergency will convene ia the K. of
P. hall aad confer the grand lodge
rank upon all those entitled to receive
it. Oi Tuesday night the school of
instruction will be held in tbe O. R. C.
hall In tbe Mundy building aad tall
members of tbe order are invited to
attend. This will undoubtedly be of
great benefit to those atteuding &i the
secret work will be exemplified by
those high in rank in the order and
well versed in its usages. After - the
school of Instruction there will be a
banquet tendered the grand officers in
the K. of P. hall.
H. P. Brown will deliver his famous
lecture on "Pythlanism" This address
will be free to all, and the public gen
erally iavited to attend, the plaee to be
announced later.
Many knights from nearby towns in
Texas will be here on this occasion, and
a number of New Mexico lodges have
signified their Intention of being re
presented. Tbe K. of P. lodges have secured
headquarters In the Sheldon building
on Oregon street where a represent
ative from each of the local lodges wll
be in charge to look after the comfor
of the visiting knights.
The knights are to be congratulat
ed on tbe work that they are doing
In this matter as they are the only
lodge In tbe city who are making spe
cial arrangements to entertain their
visiting brothers.
The Odd Fellows, however, will look
after Brother Anderson ofWaxahachle
If he cornea with the trumpet corpe,and
will give him a grand reception.
DECISION AGAINST PLAINTIFF.
Mrs. Luke Gets No Damages From
the City For Her Injuries.
The case of Mrs. Luke against the
city was decided this morning by the
jury reporting the finding of a verdict
in the favor of the defendants. Tbe
verdiot af first read in favor of the
defendants but the attorneys for
Sorenson & Morgan who were oo
defendants in the case thought
that they should be Included in the
verdict and the jury so obanged It.
CR0KER
IS BACK
He falks Very Cautiously
About Everything
Political
HE FROWNS ON CARROLL
Who Got Badly Mixed Uy In
the Tammany Ice Trust
In His Boss's
Absence.
New York, June 23. Richard
Croker is here. Tbe Tammany Hall
chieftain,, accompanied by bis two
sons, Frank and Herbert, arrived this
morning on the ' steamship Lucania
from Europe after an absence of seven
month?.
Croker bas returned to take conc
mana of his forces during the coming
election and jinclden tally to look Into
the "ice trust" scandal.
The first question that was hurled at
Croker was what his opinion was of
the Ice trust. "If ice is 60 cents a
hundred I think it is an awful price to
pay. Still there may be reasons for
such a large price," said he.
Croker would say but little in re
gard to state and national politics,
"Must look tbe field over first," he
said. "I shall go to the democratic
convention at Kansas City next Sat
urday. I Btill regard William Jennings
Bryan as the logical candidate of the
democratic party, and shall be glad to
work for him."
Croker thought trusts and imperial
ism would ba among the coief platiks
of the Kansas City platform.
"But, said he, cautiously, "I must
look the matter overfirBt."
When the Lucania was docked John
F. Carroll, whose connection with tbe
ice trust in hia leadership during
Croker's absence has made him prom
inent, hurried on boa-d with Police
Commissioner Sexton to greet Croker.
Carroll removed his bat aBd bowed
deferentially. Croker greeted him
coldly.
Croker and Carroll then stepped
aside and held a 25 minutes conference.
Carroll waa painfully excited and
gesticulated wildly. Croker was cold
aad talked without any visible show
of emotion.
"It is about you," said eome of the
politicans who stood aside and ob
served tbe ominous shake of Croker'a
head. Some of them had seen that
shake before and knew its meaning.
An automobile was brought to take
him to the Democratic club but after
surveying it critically he ordered it
away and stepped inso a carriage.
Croker still walks with a cane, and
his leg, whloh was broken last winter,
troubles him some. He looks older-
NEW BUILDING READY.
Tbe Chamber of Commerce Will Oc
cupy Its New Home Monday.
The chamber of commerce moved
Into its new building this morning on
(he little plaza next to the Herald
office.
Supt Putnam and a corps of teachers
are arranging the eohool exhibit and
by Monday everything will be running
smoothly.
General headquarters will be main
tained In this building next week for
all committees, and also for the exour
sloulsis. but tbe special headquarters
for the teaohera will be at tbe court
house.
MEXICAN (SAND.
Program For Tomorrow Afternoon's
Concert In the Plaza.
March Welcome vGarguilo
Overture Poet and Peasant Suppe
Pol ka Lorec za Cord ero
American Patrol Meacham
INTERMISSION.
Two Step VenI, Vidl, VicI Hall
Grand selections from the opera
Cavalleria Rustlcana Mascagnl
Schottlsche Sonrisade unAnel Pelsa
Star Spangled Banner.
The Mexican band ba received a
collection of tbe national airs of all
nations of tbe world, and will present
one each Sunday, beginning wltu the
Scar Spangled Banner tomorrow.
Be sure

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