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EL PA80. TEXAS. TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1901.
4:30 P. M.
Price Five Cents
Primaries Last Night
Resulted in Defeat
of Old Gang.
The Sight In
The Second Ward
'It Was Worth the Smell to
Watch the Antics of the
Dwyer Boys and the
It was a glorious victory. As fore
told in The Herald yesterday Hammett
won with the utmost ease.
In the second it was two nnd a half
to one. The vote stood 1090 for Ham
mett and 418 for Caples. The Ham
mett delegates in the convention will
be nearly enough to make it unani
mous. Only the first and fourth were
corraled by Caples. The silk stocking
ward where some of the foremost bus
iness men In the city, as well as the
railroaders, reside, went strongly for
Two hundred and eighty-eight votes
were cast and 193 of those
were for Hammett. This is taken as an
indication of the sentiment of repre
sentative citisens of the community.
The third ward is composed entirely of
the thinking element.
Caples delegations were elected In
the fourth and first, but of course
they will cut no ice In the convention,
where they will be in. a hopeless min
ority. The rebuke administered to Mr.
Morefaead was severe. The blame for
. the necessity for such a fight as occur
red last- night was laid to him and
democrats by the score were heard to
remark this morning that It were bet
ter for a man to always remember that
there are others and not get the Idea
into his head that he is the whole
Most of those who were candidates
on the Caples ticket and the majority
of his supporters take their defeat
philosophically and it is presumed
that' the utmost harmony will prevail
as soon as the excitement has subsided
C. W. Fassett. for city treasurer, died
the hardest of all. He made the race
of his life, but stood with the wrong
crowd and was hopelessly beaten. Still
he comes up again and endeavors to
win over the Hammett delegates ana
was out bright and early this morning
hunting for support. It had not at 10
o'clock been decided just what action
to take in his case. He evidently
wants the place so badly that the man
agers and delegates find it hard to turn
him down. They are at a loss however
to know just why he is so anxious to
retain the office. The Moreneaa ngm
it will be remembered, centered on him,
Speculation is rife this morning as
to what will be done by the new politi
cal power. There are numerous good
offices to be filled and there are any
number of aDDlicants for each of them
The scramble is likely to be Interesting
to the onlookers.
There will, it is claimed, be almost
a clean sweep of the police force. Of
course some men will be retained, but
the changes are likely to be radical.
Both Charley de Pat and Pat Dwyer
were on the losing side. Charley de
Pat simnly made a mistake, in going
over to Caples that was all. .
The money that was spent last night
in the second wara wouiu uuiur w
auild a first class school house or
church. It is roughly estimate tnai
r something like $10,000 was put in cir
culation. Votes were bought and re-
bought and overbid by the factions.
The main work ror tiammeu aown
there wrnt done by Jim and Sam uwyer,
Joe Rogers, the Alderete loyt and Es-
Jim Dwyer tooK tne mosi. ac
tive part of any of them at the polls.
He controlled his wild hordes by mere
ly .rirr his hands. His voice couici
not be heard above the incessant up
roar and It was only by signals that he
could Issue his Instructions to me
herds of Spanish speaking delegates
and In this he had the advantage of
Pat Dwyer. Caples's chief executive,
for Pat never gained the same control
over his forces as Jim.
The dihtrict court room last night
presented one of the most remarkable
sight ever seen In a civilized com
munity. More than 1.500 men wearing
Mexican sombreros were packed there
in and the odor was fearful
Men Trorn Juarez. Mexico. Ysleta. and
the smelter were there and even sever
al of the Mexican bull fighters from
Chihuahua voted once or twice. All
these people were crowded Into the
court room in a surging indiscriminate
mat's and when all mere placed it was
Impossible for any one person in the
crowd to move out r.f his position, so
tight was the jam. From the windows
high above a few Americans looked
down upon the scone. Inside the court
room the mob of foreigners was con
trolled by perhaps a dozen Americans.
The crowd assembled early, but the
ward was slow in perfecting Its or
ganization. It was Just 7:30 o'clock
when Joe Rogers and Jim Dwyer trans
ferred 800 non-English speaking sover
eigns into the court room and lined
them up on both sides. They had
scarcely completed their task when
with a whoop and a roar a dark body
of men four hundred strong headed by
Pat Dwyer was seen to emerge from the
Red Light dance hall and move rapidly
toward the court house. They dashed
into the building Hke wild Indians and
filled their opponents with some alarm.
Jim Magoffin, of the Caples forces,
was elected ward chairman and a man
named Richie was chosen secretary.
The selection of Magoffin made the
ward look like Caples buc those who
thought so were soon disillusioned.
Captain Charles Davis was the Boone
Hammett candidate for chairman.
As soon as the organization had been
completed, which was about 8:30 o'
clock, the fun began and was similar
to what occurs in the second ward at
everv primary where money is expend
ed. There was some talk of bloodshed in
th second on several occasions during
the election last night, but there were
no fights of any description, merely
Early in the evening the report got
abroad that some of the police force
had instructions to shoot up the elec
tion hall and incidentally to "remove"
Boone, but nothing resulted, for if any
such scheme was on foot it was nip
ped in the bud when it was reported to
Just before tne polls closer! it look
ed like a fight would break up the
meeting and scatter the ballots which
had been piled in a large box. isotn
ing occurred, however, that would tend
to mar the serenity of the occasion ex
cept bluffing and threats.
The proceedings of the first ward
were short, sharp and to the point. It
was easy to perceive that the Caples
men were out in force and as soon as
the meeting was called to order a vote
was taken and the Caples delegation
was elected by acclamation. The fol
lowing are the names of the delegates
D. Storms. H. II. Charman. George
Look. J. A. Whitaker. August Meisel
John Caldwell. Peter Grandover. Epi-
manio Salcido. John L. Taylor. M. R
Robinson. Charles Burns.
Long before 7:30. the hour for call
ing the meeting to order, the city hall
waa filled with the voters of the third
ward. Promptly at the hour named
Chairman Joe Grant called the meeting
to order and announced the first order
of business was the election of a chair
man. R. V. Bowden was nominated by
Richard Burges and on motion of Park
Pitman be was elected by acclamation.
After he had taken his seat Chairman
Bowden called for nominations for sec
retary. Park Pitman was elected by
acclamation: R. A. Allen. Jim Baird.
Lee Bridgers and J. L. Dwyer were
named as tellers and the machinery be
ing in order the voting began. It was
not long before it was clearly demon
strated that the third would go for
Hammett and at 8 o'clock the polls
were closed. The secretary announced
that the Hammett delegation had been
elected by a vote of 193 to 85 for Caples.
The names of the "delegates elected are
George H. Langton. B. V. Bowden.
George Halle. G. F. Pennebaker.
Charles Robinson. C. E. Kelley. O. H.
Baum. Charles Rokahr. R. C. Lowell.
Frank Coles. G. Nugent. Al Mast. Fred
Giroux. Richard Burges.
In the fourth ward Chairman B. S.
Catlin called the meeting to order at
7 o'clock. Upon the question of the
election of a chairman for the ensuing
two years B. S. Catlin was reelected.
Frank Boyd was chosen secretary and
the polls were opened for voting.
Though everything went off in an or
derly and quiet manner there was a
strong undercurrent' of excitement and
for sometime it was a question who
would win out. The Caples faction,
however, gained strength as the voting
proceeded and won by a vote of 131 to
93 for Hammett. The following are the
delegates chosen: Dr.- H. E. Steven
son. W. J. Rand. Richard Hillert. Carl
J. Ennls. Dr. H. Anderson and Nel
son n. Smith.
Who Will Get the Offices?
It is probable that the Hammett
forces will make a clean sweep now
that they are In power. There are
numerous candidates for all the minor
city offices but it is said that Rich
Burges will receive the nomination for
recorder over Charley de Pat and Ben
Jenkins is almost sure to be the next
city assessor and collector If a demo
cratic nomination is worth anything.
T. C. Lyons, who belongs to the Boone
faction and worked for Hammett will.
It is said, be content to stand aside for
the benefit of Jenkins and Incidentally (
receive tne omce or city scavenger to
succeed Harry Charman. whose days bin. which has been under conidera
are numbered. It ton since the second day of the ses-
No one has been mentioned for cltv
electrician but Mr. McClintock is spok-
en of as the successor to City Engineer ,
Wimberley. who will. It Is said, have
to go. J. A. Escajeda is believed to
be the man who is trying hardest to
succeed Ben Catlin as city clerk and
his prospects are said to be good.
Several 'lawyers want to succeed
Judge Kemp as city attorney, but at
present there seems to have been no
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He Swears to Uphold the
Constitution of the
His Sincerity, and the Capt
ive Will Be Held Until
the News Is
WASHINGTON. April 2 Glad tid
ings has just been received from Ma
nila. The war department publishes
a dispatch received from MacArthur
announcing that Aguinaldo this after
noon took the oath of allegiance to the
The oath administered is also cabled,
and according to it Aguinaldo swears
to abide by the constitution of the
United States and do all In his power
to uphold American supremacy in this
country and in the Philippines.
The president was perhaps the man
most gratified by the news.
It is believed that Aguinaldo will he
given an important position in the ad
ministration of Philippines affairs by
AiacArthur or the inited states com-
The wholesale surrender of the In -
surgents is now predicted.
It was decided by the president and
the officials of the war department this
afternoon that Aguinaldo shall not be
given his liberty for some time.
It is very evident the administration
doubts the rebel leader's sincerity and
will keep him in confinement until the
news of his capture can reach the most
remote points of the entire archipel-
ELECTION IN FORT WORTH TODAY
DOES NOT CALL OUT VERY
Special to The Herald.
FT. WORTH. Texas. April 2. An
election is in progress for chief of po
lice and city treasurer. There is no
opposition to the present incumbents.
l ne vote is light. i
Serious Trouble in
Denver Over the
DENVER. Col.. April 2. The republicans claim that the democrats are
practicing the grossest frauds and stuffing the ballot boxes.
Serious trouble is brewing in the down town wards.
Early this afternoon Mayor Johnson issued a proclamation calling upon
every able bodied man between the ages
and see the no more fraud be practiced.
The men were also urged to be present at the count, to insure that the
men elected are fairly counted In. and ta
The machine gang by a display of fire and arms is intimidating voters,
and moving dozens of men from one pollii.g place to another, voting them at
At two o'clock the mayor gave Brigadier General Irving Hale command (
the men called out to guard the polls.
Hale has summoned to his aid fifty veterans of the Philippines.
Each one will be placed In charge of the men at every polling place ini
in the event that the gang tries to keep voters from exercising suffrage, it is
believed Hale will prevent any outbreak.
But a spark may cause a tragedy.
COLORADO ASSEMBLY ADJOURNS
AFTER APPROPRIATING WITH
OUT PROVIDING MONEY.
DENVER. Col.. April 2. The thir-
. l en the general assembly adjourned at
3:30 this morning. Corporation Influ-
ernes succeeded in killing the reveuue
slnn. The bill was nasseri few mln-
utcs Iwfore adjournment, but it will
never become a law. as the supreme
court holds that the legislature has no
right to turn back clocks and bills
passed after midnight of the last day's
session shall not Im enforced.
This saddle th expense of an extra
session on th state, as the appropria-
tlon bill. that passed last evening
greatly exceed the amount of money
available under tne present nietnou or
raising state funds.
Doings of the
AUSTIN. Texas. April 2 In the sen
ate yesterday an act passed by the Ne
vada legislature providing for chang
ing the method of electing United
States senators to a direct vote of the
people was read and referred to the
committee on federal relations.
There is a resolution providing for
just such a change now pending in the
Texas legislature but it will not be
reached at the present session.
A bill passed appropriating $12,000 to
pay officers and men of the Texas vol
unteers for service prior to their mus
tering in by the United States govern
ment for the Spanish war.
A resolution was introduced appro
priating $5000 for special counsel to
represent the state in the settlement
of claims due Texas by the federal
government, for school houses built in
Greer county prior to the decision that
Geer county was part of Oklahoma ter
ritory. The house this morning, by refusing
to adopt the resolution setting apart
the four last days of the session to con
sider senate bills has made it impos
sible for many of those measures to
be taken up and the result is that they
will die on the speaker's table.
It is very probable that the double
header bill will be of the number.
The house passed to engrossment the
senate bill granting a pension to Mrs.
Mary Batcheler. of Washington. D. C.
sister of Senator Vest of Missouri.
The eight hour law was under de
bate. Today's Session.
Today in the senate a resolution was
introduced providing for adjournment.
A committee will be appointed to draft
a reapportionment bill. The members
will get five dollars a day for the spe
The senate nassed a bill preventing
the theft of gas anl electricity from the
. Senator Harrin Introduced a bill
I amending the constitution to permit an
appropriation for the St. Louis fair,
The house voted down the resolution to
change the date of adjournment to
- . May 6. - -
Representative Phillips introduced a
resolution lauding Aguinaldo: it was
amended by Parish, by substituting the
name of Funston.
A bill allowing Galveston to use all
taxes collected for the next fifteen
'years to laise the grade of thcity was
TRACES OF OIL DISCOVERED IN AN
ARTESIAN WELL BEING SUNK
AT VICTORIA. TEXAS.
Suecial to The Herald.
VICTORIA. Tex.. Anril 5 Traces of
' oil have been discovered in an artesian
i well being sunk here.
wll heine sunk here.
of eighteen and fifty to go to the polls
prevent the stealing of the ballot
SOLDIERS SENT TO FIND PROS
PECTOUS OX Tl HURON ISLAND
Special to Tln Herald.
PHOENIX. Aril.. April
2 Reports !
from Guaymas say that the Mexican
troops sent to investigate the alleged
killing or five prospectors on Tiburan
island have returned to the mainland.
They found no trace of the missing
men. The island Indians disclaimed
all knowledge of the killing.
STREET CAR MEN GET MORE
MONEY IF THEY HAVE BEEN
AT WORK THREE YEARS.
NEW YORK. April 2 The wages of
employes who have been with the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co. three years
were today advanced 15 per cent.
At the Point of the Bay
onet in Russia, But
And There Are Rumors of a
General Revolution With
Plots and Assas
sinations. BERLIN. April 2 The afternoon pa
pers are full of rumors of Russian rev
olution. The Zeitung prints a Lemburg dis
patch saying that information from
Warsaw is to the effect that the Rus
sian minister shot at was Councillor
Scipiaguir. but the plot to assassinate
The students at Warsaw are uneasy
and are preparing a great demonstra
tion in sympathy with Russian stu
dents. The authorities have closed the in
stitution at Poulavy because of the stu
A funeral Sunday at Bialystok start
ed a wild outbreak and a thousand so
cialists paraded the streets singing
revolutionary songs. The rioters were
dispersed at the point" of the bayonet.
MARSHAL SIEBRECHT WILL BE
HERE IN THE MORNING WITH
...... ARTHUR HUMPHRIES.- ,
Special to The Herald.
SAN ANTONIO. April 2 Marshal
Siebrecht who returned yesterday
from Cuba with Arthur Humphries,
wanted in El Paso on a charge of re-
rpivlnr fimtlircrlcwt ftnttlA laff 171
I Paso with his prisoner this morning.
! L-0110 KITCHENER REPORTS THE
uuctrATiON OF A TOWN WITH
A FEW BOER GITNS
LONDON. Anril 2 Lord Kitrhenor
! reports the British occupation of Ny-
lestonm and th runtnro nt thirfo
Boers and three guns. There were no
MUCH WANTED FORGER
Caught by the Albuquerque
Officers After He Had
Succeeded in Eluding
Police of Many .
The man who claimed to be a weal
thy Californian named Chailes Mad
dox and swindled the First National
bank of Albuquerque out of $200 after
unsuccessfully trying to get a larger
i amount and was afterward captured
and landed in jail in that city, turns
out to he an old offender and it devel
ops that the city marshal of Albuquer
que made an important capture when
he landed him.
On March 4th he appeared at the
First National hank in Albuquerque
and wanted to get a check cashed. It
was for a large amount and he claimed
that he had that amount and more de
posited in a hank in southern Califor-
nta. The bankers told him that he
would nave to wait until they could
inquire of the bank in which he claim-1
ed to have his money deposited whether
or not what he claimed was true Why.
certainly that was all right. He didn't
mind that, but in the meantime he
would like to have a little spending
money and he would just write out a
check for $200 and they surely would
cash that. Yes. they would, provided,
he would get proper endorsement. Sure
he would do that. He went out and in
a few moments returned with the check
endorsed by Rev. J. H. Marsh, pastor
of the Congregational church of Albu
querque. He was given the $200.
The bankers thought It best to look
a little further into the matter and
Endow a Model
LONDON. April "2 The Express
claims to have positive information
that Andrew Carnegie will establish
and endow an international theater,
probably in New York, and endeavor
to elevate the stage. The works of
struggling authors will be produced.
Carnegie remarks that he would have
endowed a theater before now if he
had known as much about its manage
ment as he does about conducting a
J. PIERPONT MORGAN DENIES
THAT HE CONTEMPLATES PUR
CHASING PANAMA CANAL.
NEW YORK. April 2 J. Pierpont
Morgan denies in toto the statement
published in a morning paper today
saying that he had organized a syndi
cate of American and foreign capital
ists to purchase the Panama canal. Ac
cording to the paper Morgan proposed
to complete the big ditch and run an
opposition waterway to the Nicaragua
ANOTHER INSURGENT LEADER
SURRENDERS WITH OFFICERS
MANILA. April 2 General Bates in
forms MacArthur today of the sur
render at Malabon of General Gonzales,
insurgent governor of the province of
Manila, with nine officials and forty
GOVERNOR ALLEN OF PORTO RICO
WILL VOLUNTARILY RESIGN
HIS OFFICE SOON.
WASHINGTON. April 1 The state
department was informed by cable this
morning that Chas. H. Allen of Bos
ton, governor general of Porto Rico,
left San Juan for Washington today.
Upon his arrival Allen will volun-
tarilly tender his resignation. When
appointed he promised the president
that he would remain at his post only
a year. v. '..
' Allen ' has done " much . - to. . .advance
American interests on the island, and
will probably be given his old position
as assistant secretary of the navy.
Allen's successor is not yet named.
NEW YORK. April 2 A kidnaping
epidemic has struck' the metropolis.
'Willie McConniek, Jr.. has been roiss-
ing since last Wednesday, and all ef
i ions to nna mm are witnout avail.
I 1 ne Police are now confident that
! he has been taken by a gang of kid-
napers and is being held for ransom.
AU Quarters of the city are being
SCOUred for the missing DOV.
The Parents who are fairly well t
do. are prostrated.
sent word to the Rev. Mr. Marsh that
they had cashed a check bearing his
endoresement and wanted to know if
it was bona fide. He said it was not. '
The city marshal was put on the trail
of the forger and he was captured and
most of the money recovered. The eity
marshal had an idea that he had made
an important capture and he wrote to
the Pinkerton National Detective
agency at Denver to ascertain whether :
or not the man was wanted anywhere
else. He found that his idea. was not
unfounded. J. C. Fraser. superintend
ent of the Pinkerton National Detec
tive agency, at Denver, sent rlie Albu- -querque
marshal the following crimi
nal record of his prisoner.
1 On December 1. 1896. he secured from '
Ladd & Bush's bank. Salem. Ore.. $20.
using a bogus check for $75. dated No
vember 26. 1896. drawn on the Nation-,
al bank of Commerce. . of Tacoma.
Washington, to the order of Charles
Fryer, signed Edward W. Fawcett. to
which he forged the endorsement of
Rev. W. C Kentner.
On -December 7. 1896, he obtained
$50 from the bank of Sisun. Sisun.
Cal.. on a bogus check drawn on the -r
National bank of Portland. Portland. "
Ore., to the order of Charles Hinton.
signed James Howland. and with the- "
forged endorsement of E, N. Sager.
on January 3. 1897. he obtained SlOtV
from the First National bank of Crip
ple Creek. Colo., using a hocus cheek
dated January 1. 1897. drawn on the
San Miguel National bank ef Las Ve
gas. N. M.. to the order " of Charles
Williams, signed by S. P. Holland, and
bearing forged endorsement -of C. L.
On or about January 7. 1S97. he ob
tained $75 from the San Miguel Na
tional bank of Las Vegas, on a bosus
check dated December 23. 1S96. drawn
on the Orange Growers' Kink of Riv
erside. Cal.. payable to Chas. B. Hogg,
signed R. A. Habersham, and bearinsr
the forged endorsement of A. A. Lav
ton. OTi Janimrv 21. 1S97. he was convict-
etf'and sentenced to ten years at Som
erville. Tenn.. for a forgery p-; petrated
against the Fayette County bank of
SomervIIle". Tnn. He obtained from
them $50 on a check drawn by R. A.
Habersham on the Thi,rd National
bank or St. Louis. Ma, to which he had
forged the endorsement of Rev. P. C.
In January this year he was pardon
ed and released and in a short time
he showed up at El Paso and going
to the First National bank he present
ed a certified check for an amount of
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