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I L.Y HERA FKICE FIVE CENTS. EL PASO, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JANCARY 9. 1897. VOL. XVII, NO. 7 PA SO i A JD o lOSHUA S. HAVNOLDS, PRESIDENT; M. ULYSSES S. STEWART. CASHIER; JOS. F. THE W. PLO0BNOY, VICE PRESIDENT WILLIAMS, ASST. CASHIER. FIEST NATIONAL BAN Texas, -i-i"S"i--s-I-t3"i"t"i"t-""- .. -i .. . t A KtbULAK BASKhl El Paso, Capita! and Surplus SI25.000 H. L. NEWMAN, Banker STEETCHER! W. H. AUSTIN, Cashier. El IPaso, A General Banking 63?" Mexican Money and Exchange Bought and Sold. Bullion Bought. SAFETY DEPOSI T BOXES FOR RENT. H. L. NEWMAN, Jr. Ass't Cashier. m Business Transacted Gold and Silver C. R. MOHEHEAD, President. JOSEPH MAGOFFIN, Vice Pres. J. H. J. C. LACKLAND, Cashie RUSSELL, Ass't Cashier. State National Bank, Established April, 1881. A legitimate banking business transacted in sll its branches. Exchauge on all the cities of the United States bought at par. Highest prices paid for Mexican Dollars. THERE ISN'T ANY WORK About our shoes, they are made "upon honor," by manu facturers whose reputations are not for sale. We've got faith enough in these shoes to stamp our name on every pair, and we are selling them at half usual profits. lEW & SO 1ST, Shoe Dealers. I Is our big Bargain of 25!bs of sugar for X TELEGRAPHIC NEWS, Cabinet Rumors Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 9. Maj Wm. McKinley had a dozen callers before breakfast this morning. With reference to the rumor connecting the nama of Ssnatnr Alr)rifi nf T? YirAt The Leading Events of the Day in This Island, with the treasury portfolio, it may be positively said that a tender of WIRED BY THE UNITED PRESS TO THE HERALD. and Other Countries are to be Found in This Column. Hie Funding: Bill. Washington, Jan. 9 The house in committee on the whole resumed the consideration of the Pacific railroad funding bill. Mr. Johnson, of Califor" the selection of the secretary iof - the position has not yet been made but the matter is tstill under advisement. senators iviancn ana (Jullom are among the possibilities but no final step towards! selecting the secretary of the treasury is likely to be taken until state $1.00 ; Our Java and Mocha Coffee has a fragrance that makes peo ', pie Ihirsty for a cup of it Finer flavored or more wholesome Teas and Coffees than we keep can't be bought. When you spend money here we try to give such values as will make you feel like speaking a good word for us to yourfriends. J. B. Watson, The Grocer, Phone 161, Cor. San Antonio and Stanton Streets ttT., PASO, THIXAS. ma, said: "Let no man deceive him self with the delusion that these roads were built out of the proceeds of sub sidy mortgage bonds and sales of land grants netting a profit of $100,000,000.'' Mr. Johnson asked what excuse a mem ber could make to their constituents by adding to that magnificent gift of $128,000,000 more, which was what the bill practically proposed to do. Mr. Daniels, of New York, said passage of formally tendered the state the bill as a reasonable and a fair busi- and that he will accept. has been acted upon. Gossip connecting Senator Sherman's name with the secretaryship of state under the McKinley administration, was revived today when it was stated that upon invitation -Senator Sherman would visit Maj. McKinley at his home within the next few days. It is gen erally believed here that upon this occasion Senator Sherman will be portfolio, Great Reductions In S-verytlxing Having left on our hands a large stock of win ter goods, such as Heavy Weight Suits, Over Coats and Underwear, we have determined TO CLOSE IT OUT At prices that will move it. Anyone in need of these articles will save money by inspecting these values Go den Eaffle doing House Mail orders receive prompt attention. MUXDY BLOCK Fine Merchant Tailoring, And Gents' Furnishing Goods. io4 m, paso snvTCTTr. KT, PASO TEXAS, Link R estaurant, 215 El Paso Street A First-Class Short Order House. Open Hav and Nie-ht. You Cannot See It BUT ITS THERE. 5 per cent Nickel Steel In the Frames and Forks OF '97 COLUMBIA BIKES Making them one-third stronger Without increasing the weight. You can sec it if not '97 The Marvelous Beauty of ni Commending them to every rider Wiih an eye for the beautiful. W. G. m COMPANY Music Store, Bicycle and Sewing Ma chine Depot. The Paris-Lyons-Mediterranean rail road company has recently put clocks on the outside of its locomotives on the sides towarl the station plutf.irms in order that passengers can observe the time and that station age nts can more conveniently note tbe instant of arrival and departure. BuildiDg Notes. One of the en eou rasing signs of the times is that more building is going on in El Paso than usual. The plans for Dr. Turner's three story brick located on San Antonio street, adjoining the Patterson block, now in course of con struction, have been accepted and the construction work begun. Colonel W. J. Fewell is building a small residence on Myrtle street. Plans for a 120x135 two story store building to be located on the corner of Overland and Oregon streets are beino-drawn-for 13. F. Ilammett. " Rev. J. F. Corbin is building a resi dence on Campbell street, near Burton, Lingo & Co's office. Andrew Black will soon have a new home on Magoffin avenue. Andrew Black is building a two story brick residence of nine rooms to cost $2000 corner of St. Vrain street and Magoffin avenue. Sorenson & Morean have the building contract. Miss Nannie Brfal is buiidinar a two story, eleven room, brick residence to cost 32:500, on Magoffin avenue just eat of Judge Davis' residence. G. W. North is the contractor. AMERICAN SYNDICATE. To Control China's Railroads and Wires. Russian Government's Opposition. Senator Calvin S. Brice, at the head of a syndicate of United S'ates capital ists, ha9 nearly concluded arrange ments for the establishment of a monopoly of the railroad, telegraph and telephone systems in China. Lx-Lnited States Senator William D. Washburn of Minnesota and Clar ence Cary, a New York attorney, who are now in China as representatives of the syndicate, and Mr. Bach, a pro moter formerly living in Washington, but for some time having been in China, say only one serious obstacle stands in the way of the success of the work. This obstacle is the opposition of the Russian government, which has instructed its representatives at Pek ing to do his utmost to force the Chi nese government to defer the final signing of the contract. The members of the syndicate, how ever, are confident that things have already gone too far for the Russian opposition to seriously affect them. His Last Word. Denver, Jan. 9 Gov. Mclntyre de livered his last message to the legisla ture this afternoon. It is a very volu minous document giving much space to the discussion of the Leadville strike) and justifies his action in the ordering of state troops out, and keeping them on the grounds to protect the mines. New Buildings. Washington, Jan. 9 The house committee on public buildings reported favorably on bills authorizing the erec- tioa of buildings at Santa Rosa, Cal., $40,000: Woodland, Cal., $50,000; Ala- meaa, jai., siuu.ouu; atockton increas ing limit by $175,000. And Still Auotlier. Superior, Wis., Jan. 9. Frank E. Williams, agent for the Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha R. R. at West Superior was found dead in his room at a West Superior hotel this noon. He is supposed to have commit ted suicide. ness proposition. Mr. Grosvenor, of Ohio, said, the question should be settled in the interest of the govern ment and of the roads, and the present proposition he believed to be the best that could be obtained, although not in all equity demanded. ' Mr. Hilborn, of California, in oppos ing the "Wicked bill," said the Cen tral Pacific would not give the govern ment a mortgage upon the present over land line from Sacramento to Oakland, but the goverument would get a mort gage upon the old western Pacific line, abandoned long ago except for purely local pur poses. 1 he privileges and property had been lately transferred another cor poration. In support of this he read a telegram from the city assessor of San Francisco. Mr. Powers chairman of Pacific R. R. committee denied the truthfulness of statement. Air. uiibern Haunted the assessors telegram but Mr. Powers waiviner it aside said, ''I don't care for your tele gram, it comes from an interested party." By Hilborn: "It comes from a city official and an honorable man." Mr. Powers, (scornfnlly) "A city official! So is Mayor Sutro a city official. They are all engaged in a con spiracy to force the government to take the road and operate it in interest of California. The man who sent that telegram I undertake to say, does not try to tell the truth." - Senator William B. Allison stated to a friend in Pittsburg, Penn., while on his way to the capitol, that he will not be a member of President-elect McKin- ley's cabinet. General Felix Agnus, proprietor of the Baltimore American is not, and will not be an aspirant for a place in the president's cabinet. He is not' in terested in the Darning of any particul ar man from the south to a 'cabinet portfolio, but would like to seeaiyoung man chosen, IS2.50I NEW ($2.501 .A.:r,wA.-sri3 sozMiETXiiisro new. Having- adopted a new system of guaranteeing and insuring watch repairs from this date, it will cost you only two dollars and a half to keep your wateh in Perfect Order For One Yeai' No matter how badly broken it is or what acci dent may happen within the year, I KEEP IT IK ORDER. IToxj. Pay Once suad 3sTo "If the wateh is worth repairing." r r t lT-i dl I T if!"1 mm r-. r . ... - jamanta7iaapmeint.VL Name of Mvt. N'o. Fao-Simile of my guarantee given with each wateh repaired. This does not include ease repairs; I also exceDt Howard and fiTT Iron and Lead Ores. Washington, D. C. Jan. 9. Hear- ine before Ways and Means committee today was devoted to iron and lead ores, metals and manufacturers there of. John D. Davis, of California, said there were immense bodies of galena ore in San Bernardino county Callfor nia, awaiting development. The in dustry which was started under the McKinley bill had been forced to "sus pend under the present law.If adequate protection is given, these mines would again be worked. He advocated duty of one cent per pound on lead ores. Representative Herman, of Oregon, appealed for a duty of ten cents a pound upon nickel ores to allow for the de velopment of the nickel mines. Swiss watches from tha above price, but I make the charg-e proportion ately as low. Don't lEELy IOm TWO to Twenty Dollars a, YE-AR, to keep your watch running when for two fifty you get an absolute guarantee by J-. H. RICHARDS, Watolies &c Diamonds, JS2.50I THE INS AND OUTS. Going and Coming of El Paso People anu utners It. A. Shaw of Denver is at. t.h Pierson. Collector Davis his eastern trio. has returned from Mrs. P. II. McDermott, of Lordsbur, at. tho Qi atoro' is at the Sisters W. G. McGown and wife this afternoon from the east. returned Dr. Gal higher for Trustee. Editor Herald: "Apropos" of the approach ing election for school trustees the writer begs to suggest to those intet eoted in educational matters Dr. F. W. Gallagher as u tittintr person to occupy the position of trustee. The doctor (to the. writer at least) appears to possess in an eminent degree the requisite (I 'alitieations. He does and has for a long time taken a deep inter est in educational matters, has given them much thought and this fact should, we thirk, when coupled with thi doc-tor's well known individual characteristics, entitle his name to the careful consideration of all who have the b--t.t interests of the public schools at heart. a PATRON. Paso, Tcx., January 8, 1$'J7. Would not Sell. Pottsville, Pa., Jan. 9. The grand jury today found bill against E. A. Van Valkenburer charged with attempt ing to bribe Representative Weiss to vote for Hon. John Wanamaker for U. S. Benator. The trial Is set for Wednes day next. Sold Out. umaha, Neb. Jan. 9. The Oregon Short Line portion of the Union Pacific was sold today at Salt Lake under foreclosure, to the reorganization com mittee for $5,447,5000. The Utah Southern road was sold for $763,000. Muni's the Word. London, Jan. 9. U. S. Senator Wol cott arrived here today, after an exceedingly rough passage. He de. clined to speak on the silver question. Another One Gone up. Omaha, Neb , Jan. 9. The-First Na tional bank of Alma, Neb., closed its doors today. The bank's capital stock is $50,000. Dan Stuart said last evening in Little Rock, Ark... that the Fitzsimmons Corbett fight would be pulled off in Mexico. So Juarez is getting excited. Travel holds out all right over the roads, and people keep flocking down here from tbe frozen north. Goto A. F. DeiSmeth's establishment if you want a tine pair of ladies or children's shoes. Dr. Shields, an eminent physician of Tennessee, sars: "I regard Ayer's Sarsaparilla as the bet blood-medicine on earth, and I know of manv wnnrier- iul cures etlected bv its sicians all over the land similar s'tat'etse'Bt's. use." bay's Phy-made Bank Statement. New York, Jan. 9. The weekly statement of the associated banks shows a reserve increase, $10,703,500: loans uecemoer, ijzuy, (uo; specie in crease, 550,800; legal tenders, increase, $14,467,100; deposits increase, $17,253, 200; Circulation, Dec, $092,300. Tbe banks hold $43,991,450 in the clearing bouse. Money Market. Wall Street, Jan. 9. Speculation at the stock exchange today was quiet and irregular. Sugar was notably firm, and rose I to 111J. Grangers were generally a shade lower and Union Pacific was weak, and anthracite coal ers were unchanged. With the Majority. Baxhor, Me. Tan. 9. Daniel Frank lin Davis, exgovernor of Maine, died this mornine suddenly. He was gov ernor in lssO, being elected by the legislature after an exciting count in which armed men and cannon played a conspicuous part. Neck Tie Celebration. Brookville, Ky., Jan. 9. Robert Lauglin was hanged here this morning for the murder of his wife and niece last February. The mob pulled down the fence inclosing the scaffold. No one was hurt, but considerable excite" ment prevailed. After the Socialists. Rome, Italy, Jan. 9. The govern ment has ordered the dissolution of socialist workingmen's chambers throughout the kingdom, the order to take effect immediately. The decree causes great excitement among social ist circles. Hanley Not Guilty. Chicago, 111., Jan. 9 The jury in the case of John A. Hanley, ex-traffic manager of the Santa Fe railroad, who is charged with violation of the inter state commerce law, returned a verdict of not guilty this morning. Thrice a Murderer. Janesville, Ia., Jan. 0- Herman Stimm shot and killed his wife and sou last night. Then he did what should have been done first, committed sui cide. The cause was family troubles. The Republican Clubs. D. D. Woodmarisee, president of the National League of republican clubs, has just issued a note requesting the officers of all clubs intending to partici pate in the inaugural parade at Wash ington on March 4 to advise him at once of the name of such club, the style of uniform, the probable number in line, and the name of officers in com mand. New Mexico Hank Closes. The San Juan County bank at Aztec, N. M., owing to the present low con dition of business in that county, concluded fyet'jrday to gG in volun tary liquidation. Depositors will be paid through the Smelter City bank of Durango, Col., where R. C. Prewitt will for a time have an office. Schooner Sank. bT. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 9. A special says a boat containing five half famish ed men landed at Ponitaa on the Paci nc coa6t Thursday. The men were the only survivors of the crew of twelve of the schooner Tobasco. They said that the schooner was bound from Mazatlan to Acapulco was struck by a heavy sea and foundered near Banderas bay. The other seven of the men went down with the schooner. There were no passen gers. Indorsed Too Mncu. Oklahoma, A. T , Jan. 9. The dry goods clothing firm of O. A. Mitscher & Company was closed yesterday by the First National bank. The failure is alleged to be due to the senior partner's indorsing the bonds of the Keokuk Falls Improvement company. The concern was the largest of its kind in Oklahoma. The Commercial Situation. R. G. Dunn & Co.'s Review for this week says: Year 1897 begins with one clear advantage. The past year has swept out of the way a great number of unsound concerns which in any time of j activity would have been dangerous to business. Of the 15,286 commercial and banking failures in 1896, with lia bilities $275,815,799, a large share rep resented the result of crippling losses nuggets and claims A. E. Buree and daughter Maud left for their home at Kerrville today. Madam Tully, of New York, arrived in this city from San Francisco to day. Mrs. S. T. Turner lc-aves this evenino- for Atlanta, Ga., where her mother lies very ill. Customs InSDector Jenkins ia no able to be out, after a long and hard pull with sickness. The wife of Editor W. D. Hartman.of ine vvaterioo, ins. uourier. is in town to spend the winter. A. 15. Culver. Jr.. and wife of Asruaa Calieetes, Mexico, passed through this city today en route home from a Michi gan trip. Mrs. Noyes Rand is much inmroved in health, and hopes in a few days to be well enough to take a trip to West lrginia to visit with herdaught er. Secretary Rowland, of the Sierra XVladre Construction comDanv. arrived on lastnigh't Sunset Limited, and will ride over the entire line from Juarez to the Uorralitos. Chinese Inspector Meehan. with hia wue ana cnna arrived on this after noon's Southern Pacific from Nosrales. to relieve Inspector Behan who is tran sferred to Nogales. Wm. Harper, of the San Luis. New Mexico, mines, who has been visiting with bis brother, Geo. Harper, for the past two months returned to his fields of labor this morning. The wife of General Hernandez ar rived this afternoon fromSonora where she has been visiting with her sister. and returns to Chihuahua with her husband whocame upyesterday to meet her. Mr. Henry Detwiler has just re turned from a trip to his gold properties in the state of Guerrero. He is in possession of a large quantity of gold that he left lots in previous years, or the violence of speculative storms in 1895, or first half 1806, while thousands more resulted from the fury of the political tornado last fall. The banking failures amount ed to $o0, ( 18,91a during the year, and averaged $256,258. each, this Is 146 per cent larger than 1895. The commercial failures amounted to $226,097,834, a little over $1,000,000 of this being added the last day of the year. Wants the Earth. A cablegram from London says later reports received here in regard to the banquet recently given Col. Cecil Rhodes, ex-Premier of Cape Colony, show that It resulted in a scene of notable enthusiasm. The text of the speech in which Col Rhodes asserted that tbe paramount idea of expansion is that the world's surface is limited and that therefore the best policy is to take as much of that surface as you possibly can, has created a sensation in London, where even his best friends regard the course of Col. Rhodes with misgivings, and fear that he is inflam ing passions which will lead to further troubles. more behind. Two Republics A. D. Shepard has been appointed assistant general ireight and passen ger agent for the Southern Pacific with headquarters at Los Angeles, vice J. M. Crawlov. resigned. Mr. Sbephard is wtll known in this part of tne country, he being the agent who opened the Deming station when the Southern Pacific first reached this point l : 1 - . . , 1 . uuu iu inter years aeieti lor a long time as agent at Jl f aso. Lordsburg Libe ral. Monthly Meteorlogical Summary. Weather Bcreac, EI -aso, Texas ) Month of December, lbSti! f Mean atmospheric pressure, 30 22 Highest pressure, 30.50, date 9. Lowest pressure. 29 91. Him. i Mean temperature, 47. Highest temperature, 71, date 5. Lowest temperature,21, date 1. jGX6f t8rSt daily ran?e f temperature, Least daily range of temperature, 18. date 6. ' ,cHe?n temperature for this month in 189, 50; 1880, 44; 1881, 45:1882.43: 1883 i2i8?i' 4J; 1S85- 47; 1S8t. 4S- 187, 40; 1888, 44: 1889. 53; 1890, 49; 1891, 42; 1892, 44: 1893, 48; 1894, 48; 1895. 42: 1896, 4?. Mean temperature for this-month for 18 years, 46. Average excess of dailv man tem perature during month, 2. Accumulated excess of daily mean temperature since Jan. 1. 122. Average daily excess since Jan. 1, 03. Prevailing direction of wind, NW. Total movement of wind 7148 milea. Maximum velocity of wind, direction and date 58, N W, 10th. lotai precipitation 0 06 inches. Number of days with 0.1 inch or l vi ui ccipiLauon. i. Total precipitation (in inches) for this month in 1879, .26: 1SS0. 1.53- i81 .68; 1882, .69; 1883. .84: 1884.2 07? 1S85,' .3.; 153b, .04; 1887, 1.01; 1888, .05; 1889 .00; 1890, .28: 1S91. .50: 1S!2. (;l ' ism' .42; 1894. .63: 1895. .31: 1S9R. n; Average preeinitatinn fni- t.h; mtu . i - vu.o usubu for 18 years -o4. Xotal deficiency in precipitation rlnr. log month .43 inches. Accumulated excess in since Jan. 1, .45. Number of elpar rta-va "n. cloudy days 9; cloudy days, 3," ' -W- JJ. Lane, Observer Weather Bureau. more precipitation partly bpecial Agent George Whitehead of the treasury department with head quarters in this city, in now in Oregon inspecting the custom houses there. and goes next to Minnesota. With the exception of Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Whitehead is considered the ablest of ficer connected. with-the special service. and it is reported that he is to be trans ferred to a prominent position in the department east. In his absence, Dick Rule is holding down the special agent s cnair in li faso, and he is holding it down well. Mrs. J. C. Burge wishes to inform her friends and the public that she will continue business at the Bursre Art Parlors at 212 and 214 Santa Fe street. having engaged the services of a first class assistant A Little Terror. A dispatch from Baltimore Md: The third and last of the torpedo boats be ing built for the United States at the Columbian Iron Works was successful ly launched Thursday. Her total cost will be $97,500. Her armament will comprise three eighteen inch White head torpedo tubes and three one -pound rapid fire guns. She has an esti mated speed of 24i knots an hour. She will be able to carry but forty-four tons of coal, but its estimated this will send her 300 miles under economical management. Her crew will consist of twenty-four men. The revolutionist cases before the IT. S. commissioner, have been postponed again until the I8th hist. A Mexican named Contrias ia hefnrn Justice McKie this afternoon on charge of burglary. The C'orralitos cattle suit against thf Texas & Paci tic is still t n before the district court. Marriage license was issued this af ternoon to Pedro Candelarioand Felia Maese. Fine line of California blankets. egon City make at A. F. Drfmoth' Or- A J; Trunks and wtlisea at A. F. De'- Go to A. F. DeSmethV stnvrf fn'i. la'dlu'e uotierwe'&V, fine anuary thaw is hIwhvs rnoro productive of colds and coughs thin a January freeze. Then is the tima i Ayer s (cherry Pectoral is needed nd i proves to extremely efficacious. Ask j your druggist for it, and alo for Aye'r'a Ajnjaaafcj 'whifch. is frte W U. The Revival Meeting. The protracted the Baptist church. Il.ov. W t t... dy, of Palestine, preached to a good house last night from the texts: "The Dispensation of the Grace of RnH ih is Given Me to You Ward. That He would grant you according tn tho -;i of His Glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man " Ehpesians III: 2-16. Mr. Tarrtir t earnestly of the Grace of God towards us in giving His Son as Our Savior, and tbe Holy Spirit as a comforter and guide. God gives us His Grace and Help in all our life work. Mr. Tardy spoke of the natural depravity of man, his need of regeneration. hi nod f God's Grace to sustain him in his work and christian walk. Mr. Tardy had no use for any namby-pamby, milk and mush sentimentality in religion that would hold out a rose to a man or woman to smell who was dying of star vation. Singing a sentimental song over a lost sinner when he needed to be told of Christ the mighty to save and need ed a helping hand to get on his feet again was deprecated. God and his Christ never went back on any one who trusted him and was true to him. Mr. Tardy preaches tonight: also, tomorrow at 1 1 a. m., at 3 p. m., to children, and at the regular 7:30 p. m.. service. A general attendance of children is requested at the afternoon service. EL PASO STEAM LAUNDRY, Telephone 47 Absolutely Pure. O.'lt'Ur tlll L.r US reill I.-:. vh-r,inr. st renjith and l;althfulness Assures the food against a'jiui and m.11 forms of adul teration crirarabnitoiiheapitlrands.