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VOL. 32.
NO 134
IIB11E k
We have a full line of Picture Frames and Mouldings and in fact
everything in the household line. We will furnish you from the
parlor to the kitchen on easy payments and bedrock prices. We
carry the largest stock in the city. We repair all kinds of furni
ture, sewing machines and muscal instruments. Remake mat
tresses and all kinds of upholstering.
Come and See Us!
Our special aim is to please everyone with reasonable prices
. and as good an article as the market affords.
There is nothing better than-r-
S. S.
i it Fancy u-.kc.ibs.
Boss Patent Flour.
Club House Canned Goods.
Hesston Creamery Butter.
Careful attention given to special orders for cakes and pastry.
Campers' supplies packed free of charge. Call and
examine our stock and get our low prices.
Grata iiTraiis.
Office and Warehouse Lower 'Frisco St.
Oanta Po. - " New Mexico.
This hot weather ioe cream is a neces'
Bity, a delight and a luxury. There is
only one praotical way of having ice
cream whenever you want it and in any
quantity yon may desire, at a moderate
ooBt. That is to nave one ot oar nn
equalled ioe cream freezers. Once pro
vided with this indispensable summer
requisite, having ice cream at all times
becomes as simple and easy as having
pie or cake. Dream isn't coBtiy. Neither
are freezers, as we sell them from $2.25
to $3.50 according to size. Freeze your
cream and you have your desert without
the tronble of baking pastry.
Catron Block Santa Fe.
Phone 53
A Cloud-Burst Sweeps Down Masfda
lena Canon Bringing' Death
and Disaster.
Six Lives Lost and Many Persons Miss
ing Heroic Work of Rescuers .A
Sad Day for the Gem City.
Special to the New Mexican.
Sooorro, N. M., July 31. A olond-burst
yesterday afternoon reBnlted in grent
damage to Sooorro and vicinity. Six
dead bodies have thns far been recovered.
It is feared that many more are dead.
The destruction in the farming district
in the valley below town is great, and it
will be a miracle if other bodies are not
fonnd when the flood subsides. Many are
missing and oan no) be accounted for. .
The names of those drowned and whose
bodies have been reoovered are as fol
lows, all members of one family:
At noon to-day water is still running
deep in the lower part of town. The
many persons missing may have been
swept down to the river in the flood or
their bodies may be lodged against the
debris or buried in the sand under the
many wreoks of houses to be seen half
projecting from the muddy water surg
ing through the suburbs.
were ont and at work in the bottom lands
all night. Citizens are acting nobly in
looking after the wants of the destitute
anil needy. Several women and children
had narrow escapes from death by drown
ing and owe their lives to the bravery of
Sooorro men. Several persons were prac
tically dead when rescued, but by great
effort they have been restored to life and
may recover.
The citizens have held a mass meeting
and appointed committees to look after
the relief of the surviving victims and to
searcW for those supposed to have been
The storm broke at the south end of
Sooorro mountain, and between that and
the Magdalena range. A vast watershed
here is drained by a wide arroyo that en
ters the Rio Grande valley near the
southern limits of Socorro, crosses under
the Magdalen branch of the A., T. & S. F.
road, and curves northeast, passing be
tween the town and the base of. Sooorro
mountain. Near the southern edge of
the residenoe portion of the older part of
the town the arroyo splits, one branch
leading down Spring street to the south
ern part of town and the other oiroling
northeast to the low lands near the
main liue of the A., T. fc S.
F. The cloud-burst sent a demon
like torrent down both of these
branches for three hours and flooded
many houses in the residenoe part of
town, tore out several thousand feet of
the Magdalena branch road and swept
acrossthe main line of the Santa Fe car
rying ont nearly 1,000 feet of traob.
The business part of the town prop
er was not damaged. There is so much
oon fusion and exoitment and the water
is yet so high in the lower lands that it
is impossible to make an estimate as to
the total value of property destroyed.
The first information of Socorro's mis
fortune was received by Gov. Thornton
and came by wire from District Clerk Geo.
Curry. It announced the cloud-burst, said
six dead bodies had been found and that
many more were missing. Heroic work
was done by the citizens among those
imperiled and in earing for the destitute.
The telegram said that if the damage was
as great among the farmers below
town as surmised it might be neoessary
to ask for outside aid. The dispatch also
stated that the business part of Socorro
was not damaged, which latter informa
tion gave great relief to many citizens
here interested in business property there.
As soon as the report of the disaster
spread everybody was eager for informa
tion and on every hand sympathy was
expressed for the sufferers.
Private telegrams were reoeived during
the forenoon by Judge Hamilton and Mr.
Ollie Williams, stating that their relatives
and homes were safe. Judge Freeman,
Distriot Attorney Dougherty and other
residents of Sooorro and the Rio Grande
valley were much distressed upon hear
ing the news.
At first great fears were expressed lest
the flood had come down the box oanon,
which opens from the mountains on the
west directly upon the main business
part of the town, and those specially in
terested felt much relieved when it was
learned later that the water flow was con
fined ohiefly to the Magdalena oanou.
Up to the time of reoeivlng the Mew
Mexican's special dispatoh above printed
none of the citizens of Sooorro now in
Santa Fe would undertake, in the light of
the meager information then at hand, to
make an estimate of the probable money
damage resulting from this cloud-burst.
Deadly Cloartbanit la Wyoming.
Casper, Wyo.,July 81. During a cloud
burst at the head of Garden Creek, last
night, four persons were drowned, two
children, belonging to a family named
tTirrin. and Mrs. Newby and daughter.
lately from Nebraska.
To the North Pole.
London, July 81. M. Andre has re
ceived the sanction of the Swedish
Soientiflo sooiety to his bnloon project
in senroh of the North pole, and has re
ceived a liberal donntiou to help defray
expenses from King Oscar, of Sweden.
Sufficient funds have in fnct been ob
tained, and the attempt is assured.
Two Deputies - and Four Negroes
Shot Dead in a Pitched
Prompt Action of a Determined Sheriff
Prevents the Lynching of Colored
Captives Rope Dangling
from a Tree.
Birmingham, Ala., July iil. Jn a raoe
riot at Brookside, last night, four negroes
and two deputies were killed. The battle
.waited fiercely for nenrly two hours.
Several whites were wounded. While the
white miners were caring for the injured,
the negroes struck out for the deeper
woods. Over a dozen men received
wonnds during the battle and were
brought to camp for surgical treatment.
A warrant hBd been issued for Bikers'
arrest for trespass on the mining com
pany's property after being discharged.
He and his -friends killed two deputies.
This started the conflict.
At midnight Sheriff Morrow and party
came up to the rioters. The whites had
captured several negroes, but Joe Diggers
not among them. The captured negroes
were bound hand and foot and a dnngling
noose from the limb of a tree told of
their impending fate. Sheriff Morrow
demanded the surrender of the prisoners.
The demand was met with a flat refusal.
Morrow threatened to open fire on both
parties unless the prisoners were given
up. Not until his men presented arms
did the white miners deliver up their cap
tives. They were brought 6nok to oamp,
where the miners made a desperate at
tempt to take the prisoners from Sheriff
Morrow, but the determined stand of
himself ai.d men deterred them.
All is quiet at Brookside this morning.
Nine negroes are in jail.
situation still danqebous.
Joe Biggers, one of the alleged leaders
of the negroes in the Brookside riot, was
captured to-day in the woods near Brook
side. Lynohing was talked of, but was
not attempted. To-day hnndrods of
whites and blacks t:e discussing last
night's affray. A single pistol shot
would preoipitate more serious trouble.
Walsenburff llranch of t.nlf Itonrt.
Denver, July 81. The Gulf road began
operating its new branch to Walsenburg
to-day. This leaves about sixty miles of
the Rio Grande over whioh the Gulf will
continue to operate. The new station,
near Walsenbnrg, is named Winohell in
honor of the general passenger agent.
lusnrgent t hief Hilled.
Havana, July 81. The insurgent chief,
Rodrigues, was to-day killed in an en
gagement with the civil guards.
A NerloiiM Accident Befalls Senator
Stewart Htepa Taken to Itelleve
Colored Colonists lu
Washington, July 81. As Senator
Stewart, of Nevada, was alighting frem a
oar to-day his knee oaught in the handle
rail and dislocated his knee cap.
President Cleveland has taken steps to
relieve the distress of the negro colonists
in Mexico. Regarding the case as one of
great emergency involving the lives of
American citizens, be has directed that
the war department issue rations to them,
and instructions were telegraphed the
military headquarters at San Antonio,
Texas, to forward immediately 1,500 ra
tions to United States Consul Sparks at
Piedras Negras. It is believed they have
already readied him and nre being dis
Taylor Murder Trial.
Carrollton, Mo., July 81. In the Taylor
murder trial to-dny the state suooqbded
in breaking down the testimony of sev
eral witnesses who testified to alibis for
the Taylors.
Wyeant tilves n New Hond.
Denver, July 81. The county commis
sioners to-dny accepted the new bond in
the sum of $500,000, provided by County
Treasurer T. H. Wvgant, and he retains
the offloe.
Mqnlre Favors Dan Francisco.
New York, July 81. Senator Squire, of
Washington, in an interview to-day de
clared himself heartily in favor of holding
the national Republican convention at
San Franoisco.
llurst.a Baltimore Millionaire, Nomi
nated for Governor fciorntan
Holds the Fort.
Baltimore, July 31. Long before the
opening of the Demooratio state conven
tion the hall was crowded. Judge Fisher,
the choice of the Iiulepedents for govern
or, Beems to be gaining strength and
may be the compromise candidate. The
platform will declare for gold.
oobman'b man wins.
John E. Hurst was nominated for gov
ernor on the first ballot. Hurst is a Bal
timore millionaire.
New York, July 81, Money on call
nominally easy at 1 per cent; prime
mercantile paper, 3 4. Silver, Wi ;
lead, ',
Chioago. Cattle, steady; Texas steers,
(2.76 $4 40. Sheep, strong.
Kansas City. Cattle, steady to strong;
Texas steers, $2.50 $5.80; Texns cows,
$1.80 $2.75; beef steers, $8.55 $4.60;
native eows, $1.50 $8.40; stookers and
feeders, $2.75 $4.75; bulls, $1.90
$2.75. Sheep, steady.
Chioago. Wheat, July, 666 ; Aug., e ;
Corn, July, 42; Aug., 42. Oats,
July. 22&; Aug., 2U.
How Holmes Profited by Reducing
Crime in Chicago to a
Fine Art.
Appalling List of the Fiend's Numer
ous Victims Belief that Quinlan
Has Made Important
Chicago, July 31. The Holmes case has
developed into the moat remarkable
criminal case in the history of the coun
try, compared with which the Durand
case in San Francisoo and the crimes of
the Bender family in Kansas fade into
A scientific bbute.
Holmes brought his victims to him by
artful business methods from far away
points; he summoned one man by a tele
gram from Arkansas; he enticed two
women from Fort Worth; he operated at
Leadville, Colo., in Canada, and in
Europe. He obtained not merely the
personal effects of his victims but their
real estate; he arranged insurance on
their lives and then obtained that; and
finally, after their painless and bloodless
death by the use of gas, he had their
skeletons mounted for sale to medionl
The list of Holmes' possible or prob
able victims is now as follows:
Julia L. Conner, who lived with Holmes
as his wife. Supposed remains fonnd in
basement of the Holmes building, 701
Sixty-third street, Chioago.
Gertrude Connor, dnughter of above.
Supposed remains found in basement of
Holmes' building.
Amelia Cigraude, Holmes' secretary;
Benjamin F. Pitzel. Dead body found
at 1310 Callowhill street, Philadelphia.
Howard Pitzel, 11-vear old son of Ben
jamin F. Pitzel disappeared. Supposed to
have been murdered in Indianapolis.
Alice Pitzel, daughter of Benjamin F.
Pitzel, dead body found in the cellar of
St. Vincent street honse, Toronto.
Nellie Pitzel, daughter of Benjamin F.
Pitzel, dead body found in the cellar of
St. Vincent street house, Toronto.
Minnie Williams, disappeared from 701
Sixty-third street, Chicago, where she
lived with Holmes. Supposed to have
been murdered and cremated.
Annie Williams, youngersister of above,
disappeared as did her sister.
Miss Wild, formerly a clerk in Holmes'
employ at the "castle." She disappeared
two years ago and has not been heard
In addition to this, Holmes is believed
to have been concerned in the murder of
Mrs. Cron, the old woman, who was so
ruthlessly killed at Wilmette two years
Other persons known to have been
identified with Holmes at Englewood and
other places have disappeared, but as yet
little evidence has beeu found to show
that Holmes had a hand in their retire
ment from their usual scenes,
The police have arrested H. 8. Mack,
who worked for Holmes during the last
six months of his stay in the "castle." He
is supposed to know ail about Pat Quin
lan and his wife. They think he is a most
important witness. They also have in
formation that Mrs. Julia Conner disap
peared on Christmas day, 18S11. Charles
M. Chappell, who articulated skeletons
for Holmes, has given the police much
information about the removing of bodies
from the "castle."
The search of the Holmes building was
prosecuted on the information given to
the police by Chappell. Chappell told the
police that Holmes had two vats in the
cellar. Ono, he said, was in the southeast
corner and the other in the southwestern
corner of the rear cellar. They had been
since walled up, he said. One of the vats,
according to Chappell's statements, was
nsed as a vessel in which the flesh was
eaten from the bones by the nse of acids.
The other was for the purpose of bleaoh
ing the bones. Twelve laborers worked
all day digging out the two oorners desig
nated by Chappell, and one of the tanks
was found four feet from the ground sur
face and was forced open, but nothing
was found bnt a few inches of petroleum
in the bottom.
A number of bones were found in the
basement yesterday and examined by
Robinson. He pronounced them parts
of a human body. It was thought an en
tire skeleton had been found, but an ex
amination showed that most of the bones
were from the butoher shop. The mix
ture of human bones and butcher shop
refuse is a peculiarity of several finds
that puzzle the police.
Arrangements were completed to-day
for taking the testimony of John C. Allen,
a Little Rock, Ark., convict, whioh is ex
pected to oonvict H. H. Holmes of mur
der. Attorney Wm. Capps, of Fort Worth,
Texas, who represents the heirs of the
Williams girls and who discovered Allen's
alleged connection with Holmes, will
leave for Little Rook to-night with a
promise of immunity for the ounviot,
providing his story will oonvict Holmes.
Chief Badenooh, Inspector Fitzpatriok
and Attorney Capps again to day sub
jected Pat Quinlan and wife to a severe
examination. Attorney Capps said he
might defer the Little Kock trip for sev
eral days. It is believed that Quinlan
has given important information regard
ing the Arkansas oonvict, but its nature
is carefully suppressed.
Thorough Investigation nf Flection
frauds in Sid tonine! .iiul Dis
trict of Illinois.
Chioago, -July 81, Four indiotmonls
were returned to day in the election
fraud cases, in the 3d congressional dis
triot, out of which grew the MoCann-Bel-
knap contest. The men indicted are
Joseph O'Keilley, Fred Sawyer, Edward
Hop and John Neybert. The two first
named were judges and the latter two
were olerks of eleotion. They will be
tried for fraudulent substitution of
During the afternoon the following ad
ditional indictments were returned: A. E.
Saale. Andrew Buchanan, John Ready. F.
8. Strain, Thos. Neely and T. W. Mc
Laughlin judges of eleotion in the 3d
congressional district.
Highest of all in Leavening
The Las Vegas Optic oelebrated
sixteenth birthday on Thursday.
Ex-Senator Stephen W. Dorsey
sojourning at Las Vegas hot springs.
An r.nti-stock thief association is talk
ed of in San Miguel and Guadalupe coun
Silver Citv subscribed $1,000 to have
the debris from the Hood removed from
its streets.
S. M. Folsora, wrecker of the Albu
auerone National bank, arrived in the
Duke city from Chioago yesterday.
A car load of onyx was in the yards at
Las Vegas some hours on Monday, bound
for Chicago, It is a New Mexico product.
Las Vegas Optic: Judge Charles Blan
chard has been ordered to remove his
wire fence on the flats between the towns,
a horse having been caught on the same
and killed.
The Maxwell land grant people have
leased 100,000 aores of their pastures to
cattlemen, who intend purchasing Old
Mexico cattle and ship them to this grant
to pasture during the winter, putting
them on the market early in the spring.
Albuquerque Domoorat: J. W. Scho
field, receiver for the Albuquerque Na
tional bank, has been very successful in
reoent'trips both north and south in ob
taining funds for the benefit of the bank's
depositors and they may look for another
dividend during the next thirty days with
out fail.
Knt nnd lie Happy!
Nobody can do this who has dyspepsia.
Evena light mtnl, eaten with relish, in
flicts more or less torture upon the
wretched viotim of indigestion. But why
allow one's self to be thus victimized
when Buncor in the shape of Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters oan be summoned? If
you Bre going to any locality a remote
country farm house, or new settlement,
for instiiioe, where it is not readily pro
curable, provide yourBelf in advance with
an adequate supply. An nnnaccustomed
diet is very apt to produce dyspeptio
qualms, so is brackish water aboard ship
and the eating of acid fruits. Forestall
further encroachment of the oomplaint
with this superb and genial corrective
and preventive. Heartburn, sour eruota-
tions, biliousness, constipation, malaria,
rheumatism and kidney trouble prompt
ly succumb to the onset of this vanquish
er of bodily ailments and roBtorative
Denver nnd Itio dirando Itallroad
Rio Grande and Santa Fe railroad
company circular. On and after August
1st, Mr. T. J. Helm will be the general
ageut, with office at Santa Fe, of the Den
ver fc Rio Grande Railroad company
and the Rio Grande it, Santa Fe Rail
road company. Any information in ref
erence to business nnd rates will be fur
nished by him on application.
E. T. Jkffbey, President.
Denver, Colo., July 26, 1835.
John McBrlde Mas s American Work
Ingmen Will Kot lloycott
the llanka.
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 31. President
John McBride, of the National Federation
of Labor, speaking of the manifesto is
sued by President Sovereign, of the
Knights of Labor, favoring the boycot
ting of national bank notes, said: "While
the principle of doing away with this
class of money is a good one, I do not
think Mr. Sovereign has chosen the right
course to attain his end. If his advice is
followed the result would be disastrous to
labor, because it would reduce the volume
of money in circulation, which it is to
everyone's interest to have increased. I
do not think American workingmen, even
KnightB of Labor, will pay any attention
to Sovereign's manifesto."
Thirteen Hundred Men on Fnll Time
Topeka, Kas., July 31. The Santa Fe
company has put the entire force in the
railroad shops here on full time, ten hours
a day. There are 1,300 men at work.
Kegardcd as Unfriendly to Mpaln.
Madrid, July 31. The Republican and
Oarlist senators and deputies have ad
dressed a protest to the government
against the payment of the Mora claim
without the sanction of the cortes. The
protest declares that the oonduot of the
United States, in taking advantage of the
Cuban insnrreotion to press this claim, is
an exhibition of unfriendliness.
New Blood
And life have been given roe by Hood!
Sarsaparilla, in place ot impurities, dis
ordered stomach and catarrh. I, regard
Hood's Sarsaparilla
a most excellent tonlo and heartily com
mend it to all." J. W. Johnson, City
Clerk, Oskesdtle, Washington.
Mxvrl'a Dllta W-mt to uke
iiwm a ylBct. HO.
Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Wonderful Growth of All Kinds of
Crops in New Mexico-Conditions
(ieuerally Favorable.
U. S. Depabtment of Aobioulttibe,
Bureau, I
' 30, 1895. )
Weather Bu
Santa Fe, N. M., July i
The past week has been one of wonder
ful growth of all kinds of vegetation.
Heavy daily rains and moderately high
temperature were the prevailing condi
tions in most sections. All growing crops
made wonderful advancement and are
now in splendid condition.
Considerable damage was done in some
plnces to crops in bottom lands by over
flowing and in some localities railroads
and other property suffered severegfrom
the freshets.
Early peaches and apricots are now
abundant in the markets, as well as all
kinds of garden vegetables.
lhe stock range in most parts of the
territory are oovered with waving grass
that enn be out for hay when desired.
The apple crop will probably be the
largest ever produced in the territory.
The following extracts from a few of
the reports reoeived at this ofiice will be
found of interest:
Bernalillo. Brother Gabriel. Crops in
general are all looking well. Corn in
some places is over five feet high. Fruitof
all kinds is also in very fine condition.
Alfalfa is growing very rapidly since the
Inst rain. Gardens look very enoonrag
iug. Rainfall, 1 inch.
Chloride. W. O. Thompson. Heavv
and iuoreased rains have fallen during
the past few days and grass in abundance
prevails on the ranges. Dnring past week
heavy freshets occurred, doing consider
able damage to small grain and fruit.
Ciruela. A. Uollenbeck. The week
bM beuu very fnvnrable with 3.31 inches
of rain. Crops in fine condition and
prospects for the best crop that has ever
been known here. Stock doing well.
Eddy. Geo. W. Lane. Week has been
marked by several showers, amounting to
1.08 inohes. Peaches, grapes and canta
loupes yielding crops of fine quality.
Other orops preser.t a handsome appear
ance. Expeiimental plantings of potatoes
show satisfactory results.
hspanola. Jim Carry. The week has
been favorable for all crops, with just
enough rain. The whent crop is above
the average and harvesting is now pro
gressing. Gal!it?as Springs. J. E. Whitrnore.
The river has not been so high here since
1880. All crops are advancing rapidly
nnd the gramma grass on the prnirie will
bo ready to cut for liny in a few days.
Total rainfall for week, &A'A inches.
Giln. Chas. U. Lyons. Not much rain
here, bnt to the east and soith there havo
been very henvy rains. Largest flood
came down the river last Sunday night
that anyone living dure ever saw at this
time of yenr. It did some damage to
ranches in the valley.
Los Alamos. Wm. Frank. Heavy rains
doing some damage to dams and ditobes,
but not to crops. Everything growing
Las Cruces. New Mexico Agricultural
College. The weather has been cloudy
most of the week and has rained nearly
every day. It has been favorable for
plant growth. Corn has made a big show
and promises a good crop. Alfalfa in
jured Bome by too mooh rain.
Lns Vegas. Dr. F. H. Atkins. Steady
rains early in the week, amounting to
1.60 inches. Condition of crops fine.
Mora. Hon. A. Abeyta. The weather
has been all thatconld be desired. Wheat,
oats and corn could not be better. Stock
in fine condition and grass on ranges
Puerto do Luna. P. R. Pago. Plenty
of rain and plenty of grass. On the 24th
the Pecos river was higher than it has
been for ten years, washing away some
crops nnd fruit trees planted along the
Rsnches of Taos. Alex. Gnsdorf. We
had some very fine rains during the week,
replenishing the water supply and help
ing thetcrops wonderfully, and the pros
pects are that we will have the largest
crop of grain nnd fruits in years. Indi
cations are that wheat will average not
less than thirty-five bushels per acre, and
all other grains in proportion. Early
apples and pears are ripe and plentiful.
Raton. P. H. Smith. During the past
week the weather has been most favor
able for crops. Good grass for hay all
over the ranges. All crops are of the
most rank growth.
Rincon. C. H. Raitt. A very unusual
rainfall for this section nmounting to
2.1(i inches for the week. Half of the
wheat ruined and the balance damaged in
this vicinity. Corn and the stock ranges
doing splendidly.
Roswell. Scott Truxton. Tho past
week has been remarkable for the amount
of rainfall, not a day without some pre
cipitation in the vicinity.
The ground has taken up almost nil
the rainfall except on the 21th. No
damage has been done except to some
trilling amount of alfalfa. Total rainfall
3 38 inohes. Sugar beets planted as an
experiment, now weighing one and a half
to two and a half pounds, 8 re not full
A good appetite nnd refreshing sleep
are essential to health of mind nnd body,
and three are given by Hood's Sarsapa
Daily, English Weekly and Spanish
Weekly editions, will be found oa
tile at the following news depots,
where subscriptions may also bo
A. 0. Teichman, Cerrillos.
S. E. Newcomer, Albuquerque.
B. T. Link, Silver City.
J. B. Hodgen, Dealing.
0. O. Miller, Hillsborough.
B. Sailey, East Las Vegas.
L. R. Allen, Las Vegas.
San Felipe, Albuquerque
Jacob Weltmer, City.
Fletcher ft Arnold. Bland, H. M.

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