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3 iiano u. 119 San Francisco St. $ Sell on Easv Terms IB "ST Equipped Bindery, 5ST Workman Employed, j? EST Material Used $ & In the Southwest. Y HER.A3LJD 52 Prices Klirbt, BesiStockln i bouthwest Corresiwm- 1 1 I EL PASO, TEXAS, TUESDAY, MAR''H 22, 1898. VQL. XVIH. NO. G9. PRICE FIVE CENTS. EL OA VI tV JOSHUA 8. RAYNOLD8, President; ULYSSES 8. 8TEWART, Cashier; -THE- FIRST NATIONAL BANK El Paso, Texas, Capital, Surplus and Profits H. L. NEWMAN, Banker, W. H. AUSTIN, Oashier; Kl Paso, A General Banking Business Transacted. Mexican Money and Exchange Bought and Sold. Gold and Silver Bullion Bought. SAFETY DEPOSI T BOXES FOR RENT. 3. R. MOREHEAO, President; J O. L'CKLAND, Cashier; STATE NATIONAL BANK Establi hed April. 1831. A legitimate banking business transacted in all its branches. Exchange on all the ci'ies of the United States bought at par. Highest prices paid for Mex ican Dollars. JUAREZ -OF BANCO COMERCIAL OF CHIHUAHUA. CAPITAL, $600,000. 3jj and sell Mexican Money and Exchange on all the principal cities of the Republic of Mexico, the United States and Europe. A General Banking Business Transacted, Directors: TKRRAZAS; ENRIQUE O. rvREL: JCH. M. FALOMIR; MAXIMO KBAKAUEli; LUI- TERKAZAS. JR. - ..... ,.. .. , ciadd j.r, .... A.ave.VBj. MM. IvnanaVEIAM ii fb v a. , - ?The ni EW (SHOE f FOR W'OMEN. PEW & SON, Agts. T anner- ' 1 I Pennybaker - - - HARDWARE CO., -Successors to C. C. Tanner & Bro., Hardware, Plumbing, Sheet Iron. HajajaBBjaaaaW Van-Blarcom Bile. xCofvTt?xas StP& Mesa-Avgp-j BffllllWll II.B.rilTllll UllTilllll l.lfllll.,1 int. III l.l(lfrar!5"irgWg5ry J A.'i3&$i2g&L mmmiim iiiiii in ii II I Ml I U i Mill) RE3 u iciTCTwrrwrwBTPf 4t CASA DEL CONSUELO. On Santa Fe line between Demlng and Bilver Cltv, An up-to-iate hotel, 900 feet, broad vera(-d, altitude 5000 feet No iooqultow In mmo.er Hudion Hot Springs Mineral Water unexcelled for cure of Rheumatism, Kianey Diseases, Indigestion, and a!l forms of Siomich disorders. Also, Skin ri8easfs Remarkab e cures of Kbeumatlsm and Sromairh trou lies where ofher mineral waters and medical treat ment have 'ailed. A delightful nd bneB. 11 p aco to spend your rummer vnca-lon. Hates- t2 BO to $3 per diem including p'aia baths. Other batbs, 50c each. Monthly rats made on application to A. R. GRAHAM, Mgr., Hudson, N. M. THE STAR LWERY, FEED AND SALE STABLES. Corner West Oyerland and Santa re Street. ' -fl -THE ONLY MORGUE IN THE CITY. IThos Ehrenberg, f Carriage and Wagon ana a aier in ?mr Brushes, Varnishes, Etc. Iljlef'ra'ed h. W. FLOURNOY, Vice-President JOS. F. W LLIAMS, Asst. Cashier. $1 60,000 H. L. NEWM.'.N, Jr., Asst. Cashier. Texas. JOSEPH MAGOFFIN, Vice-President; J. H. R . SSELL, Asst Cashier. BRANCH THE - ZfSE? Banco Miuero of mDWboa. bwv - "Sorosis. 99 Cork between inner and outer soles. A El Paso, Tex. J oooooooooooooo tmsi r 11 I'ilW I ;!:' . & (MM M. HUDSON HOT SPRINGS New Mexico, Phone 92. J. CALDWELL, Prop. Caldwell UDdeitaking Co, 305 S. El Paso Street, The Leading Undertakers, Phones 197 and 92. CALLS ANSWERED DAY OR NIGHT I E NAGLEY. Mr.s:rr 320. . EL PASO ST PAINTER Carri Varritars and Iiaj- Furniture. Bric---Brac (all coiors). tbe next painting you need. Have no competitors on the prices or raints uiu, inc. This gign 1 t est 3 O O Os 6 i ALWAYS - 6 Applies to our "MERIT" brand of ..BUTTER.. As much as to anything else we have in the store. It's a mi'd, sweet butter, and is uni formly good. I couldn't buy a better butter, no matter what price I paid for it. If I could I would, for nothing hut the best is good enough for my patroos. After you're tired of experimenting wtth tolerably fa!r burtors, try the brand with the word "M B.RIT" on every pound print, and you'll stoj) txper- , imnntlDg. 25c A POUND ONLY AT J. B. 5 s QROGERf STORE. Oor. San Antonio and Stanton Struts. Phone 151. n H3.KAS- V"l? VS- Vi Vi?5!? Mr, It's War! BUT , IT'.S WAR ON HIGH PRICES WI TH US. We etill continue to do the leading grocery business of El Paso simyly be cause we eire better poods for less money than can be bought elsewhere. .!. m ji. 'if ?i? ....EL PASO Grocery Co., g Vl'i" W Cor. O vo Hand and Oregon Sts. 1 .v.. '4JJ4. fe ?. !; THE COMMERCIAL CENTER OF EL PASO. Corner El Paso and Sai Francisco S'reete. -IXXiATION OF- The-Big Three In One i 4 4 4 1st. -2d. A well Assorted Music Store. Bicycle, Sewing Machine, Athletic and Sporting: Goods Department. Mexican Curio and Art Store. 4 4 3d. A visit to this department is equal to atrip through the Republic of Mexico. W. G. Walz Co., EL PASO. TEXAS. This Business ft IS GROWING, The rapid growth of this business j? is due to three elements: & WORKING HARDEST, SERV NQ BEST, SFl'LING C EAPEST. above board buei-iess. g, A fairy land of Ctanlrs and Rockers, f? An array of cnirsand rockers as never j; before seen here or elsewhere. Desks, Music Cabinets, Hal' O'-.ods, Fncy & Tablrsand Pookcasas,Bedr om 8nits, S Iron -nd Br8 Beds. Chiffoniers, Cnuchrs, Parlor Bets, Extension Ta- blrs, Sideb -ards, I'inlng Chairs. A fe sbowibn without a prec aent. A larger i? a.id mere choice gathering of up to- & d-e furniture, made !n beau'l'ul jS" woods pnd varl us Bulshes. than ever fe shown here before arrets. Lino- iV leums. Rugs Po't'erres, Lace Curtains Mattings, bhaaeH in great varieties. s 1 Samuel Schutz od, j San Francisco St., El Paso. A, H. WHITMER. D. D. 8. Tptitity ?n H Its branches Oflice Over Sutta Fe Ticket Office. L FORECASTS THE REPORT. The Maine Officers Will be Relieved of Responsibility. AN EXTERNAL EXPLOSION. Whether Spain Will be Held Renponslble for tha Disaster by the Board Cannot be Ascertained Until tb. Report la Giv en t Congress A Resume of tb. EuT.' tire Proceedings of tbe Board, f' NewYoek, March 22.-r-la an extra dition this mornlne JKne Ntw York Sun prints tbe foliowifntr version of the board of iDquiry repbrt as telegraphed from Key Wa't: "It will eay first of all that the dis cipline tnainta'ned by Captain Sigsb e on jb6ard tbe Maice at all times was of tltie highest character. "It will note that a full cetnplpmect of guards aid lookouts were maintained and that the mfn fully did their duty, aid that do precaution was ommlt- d. ''It will sty that the ammunition maga7.ic.e- wrrc lour a to oe In perfect order. an-J that it looked as if at the hour provided for in the regu ations the krys to the magazines were de livered to Cap ain Sigsbee on the eight of the disaster. "It will find that the coal bunkers had been examined dur'n? the after noon preceding tbe night of the disas ter; and, in short, will-state tVat at 9 o'clock on the night of the disaster that the ship and crew without an ex ception were in perfect order. "Following the above report will relate briefly the' facts regrding tfce explosion. Then will come a resume of the tesMmony regarding the condi tion of the fchip after tbe explosion, as diieovered by tbe expert divers who exarrintd t'e fhattered hull. The M-iine offioe-s will -be relieved of all responsibility. "The opinion of the board will th"n b3 given as to the cub of the disas ter. It will say it was an external agency. However, many gue?ses are b.'ine made as to what the board will say oq this matter, but no one knows except tbe mrmbers of the board, chief of staff and Admiral S card." The St. Louis Republic which arriv today eayp: It has. been ascertained that the court of inquiry was divided in its opision when it first visited Hava a, and when the first work of investigation com menced. Captain Chadwick was under the impression tVat the Maine was blown up by accident, and it was cot until after several wf eks of hard wc rk on tbe part of the divers and experts that he was convinced of tbe contrary. First of all be insisted that the eix and tec-'n ;h powder msgdzine had ex ploded, but the divers went dawn and brought up the powde. Tbe court took up the theory that tbe explosion was caused by the heat ing of the coal. The divers found that the coal was in ptrfect shap3. Finally, the theory that the boilers exploded was advanced but the divers proved this to be false. At this time came the discovery of Ens'gn Powell. He fouad the Maine's det-1 aod bottom pla'es on the uppe--decks and proluccd them as absolute proof that, nothiner but an vnderblow could have caused tbe disaster. This was accepted by the court as a finality, and since that time it's efforts have been devoted to discovering the cause of the explosion. The bole found in the keel of the vess-l was just under the forward .coal bunkers and tbe six-Inch powder ma' gazine. The explosion was of such force that it tore out the port side for ward, ommencing at the bi er rooms extending diagonally to tb.3 deck, from that diagonally to tbe deck almost under the bridge and then backward and downwatd through the aft end of the six inch magazine. An immense break also was fo nd in the vessel leading from thececk nearly directly under the military mast, back ward through the compartment just aft of the six inch maghztr e. The force of the explosion was so terr.lio that it is cler tbat nothi g but a sub marine mice could htve produced it, The court also will report that the ar mor piercing shelts were found intact. Its last work was -h) examination of the wood work of ;h-j vessel, its powder taoks and its i-hellroom. Having re ceived reports from dives on these .-ubjects the court returned to Ke West, where it baa been preparing itu report for the last few diys and from wbi.h poiDt an ubst-a t, it is under st od, has been forwarded for Wash' iogion. The report will further deal with be terrible condition of affairs as found in the sunken wreck. This d s- cription will be the raot harrowing ever prese 'ted by a naval court of American officers to the Ame icin navy deptrtmeat. Outride th-i loss of life the picture drawn is one of appal ling destruction. None but rugged American divers have been able to work t'aeir way among the debris or tbe wrectr, ana their reports to the officers have been couched in the most vigorous language. They know that the explosion was from an external caus-, and they have told their commanding officers that this is the case. Several of these divers feel so strong ly on the subject that it is well under- derstood here that if the report of the court of inquiry is not sufficiently vi gorous they will make a report of their own to the American people and give it out generally for publication. CAN HOLD HER OWN. Sir Charles Dilke Says Japan is the Oaly Foreign Power Which Would Likely Interfere. London, March 22 Sir Charles Dilke in expressing his opinion as to th? relations between the United States nd Spain today, said he does not doubt but that when war comes tbe United Stites can more than hold her own. As to tbe altitude 01 otner Ku- ropobn countries Sir Charles said: Japan, perhaps, is the only nation tempted to interfere. Her object would be to grab tbe Philippines. I regard it as improbable tbat England will in any way take a part in such a war, officially, but the-sympathies of England would all be with the United States." SPAIN DETER MINED TO FIGHT. Even With the Fact Staring ter in the Face That he Will Loose Porto Rico and the Philippines. Madrid, March 22. Despite tbe admitted cinviction of all except bluffers, that war with the United States would eventua'ly result in the lo-s to Spain not only of Cuba, but Porto Rico and the Philippine islands a well, is not waverin; Spain in her determinaion to fight rather than sll or surrender Cuba. Warlike prepara tions are being pushed vigorously. Tran-port9 leave weekly, conveying tr.-ops and munitions of war to Cuba. The arsenals at Ferrol, Cortgena and Cidiz are working nieht and day. ORDERED TO WASHINGTON. Judge Advocate Marix Leaves Key West Today With the Report of the Board of Iuquiry. Key West, March 22. Judge Ad vocate Mirix, of thi Mains board of inquiry, received orders to leave for tbe north by- the steamer Key West to Miami this afternoon. He will carry the report of the bard in a no it can vass b ig made for the purpose. He should reach Jacksonville late tomor row afternoon and Washington next Thursday. It is said Captain Sigsbee and rema'ning officers of the Ma'ne aros undrr orders to return here on the steamer OHv-tt tomorrow night. TIRfciD OF THEIR JOBS Captain General Blanco and Admiral Manteroll Have Sent Spain Con ditional Res gnatious New York. March 22. A special to the Evening Journal from Havana de clires that Captain General Blunjo and Admiral Manteroll have.-ent con ditional resisrnaions to t'Je Spanish sover-oment. They protest aeainr-t th? torpedo flotilla being held at the Canaries. If the Sp tnish government persist in this course they ask to be relieved immediately. Twen'y Lives Lost. Butte, Mont., March 22 The work of sea -chiog the ruins of the Hate hotel cont'.nue3. No do ibt at least twenty five are lost by Monday morning's firo. Routine Business Washington, March 22 Congress devoted tod ty to routine business, FROM THE CAPITOL. Cong ress Can do Nothing Un til the Board of Inquiry REPORT ITS FINDINGS, Which Will Protmbly Reach the President on Next Thursday and he Will Hold tbe Report for Two Days In Order to Make Ont Ria Message to Spain and Then Send It to Congress. Washington, March 22. The party consisting of Senator Hernando De Soto Money, Sanator Gallinger ad Representaves Cummings and Smith who recently embarked for Havana returned this morning and wiil make an exhaustive report of their ob servations. The report dwells upon the misery and horror of tbe situation of ' the recoocentrados. The report says that one-half of the inhabitants of the rural districts of Cuba are dead; tbat the Spaniards have lost prestige; that Spain's financial resources are quite exhausted; tbat the United States has suffered second only to that of Sp in and Cuba; that American cit'zens have been mal'reated, impri soned, woonded and killed; that Amer ican commerce has bee a destroyed and positively states th it the Cubans are unconquerable by the Spanish force. The report concludes that this coun try must inter venue there is no other alternative. I '- is stated here that the president has been informed by many, if not all of tbe south American reoublics that they will recognize tha indepsndence of Cuba simultaneously with the United State'. After the cabinet meeting today the president authorized the statement that the report of the court of inquiry will probably be here next Thursday and it will be made public by sending it to congress Monday or early in the next wec k4 j Representative Dingley, by virtue of his position as leader of tbe house and . cooservat've men, has until now stout i ly maintained that the United States i wouldn't get in trouble wita.Spain. Mr. Dinjzley will not taik for publication this morning, but it is learned from his ; associates that believes war now seems inevitable. Mr. Dingley believes tbat J in the near future congress will pass j with practical unanimity a resolution j recognizing the independence of Cuba. 1 Then Spain will make the next move. Leading senators and representatives think Senor Sagasta would be eompell- ed to resort to war to save his ministry ana party at toaie in that event. rt.Dt;ooer aay oi anxiety and sus- ipense over the-report of the naval I Doara or inquiry, cow on it3 way to Washington, has begun, and it is reas- ' onable to believe tbe strain must be borne possibly until next week. Judge Advocate Marix may arrive here to morrow, but even if he does, the teals ' upon the official package which he brings will cot be broken until the following day. j Secretary Long says officially that the report mty be received Thursday or Friday, It is almoet certain the pea'df ni will retain tbe document a day or two bafore tending it to con gress. j Tl e public believe9 the findings of i the court will be that the Maine was blown up by an outside explosion What they do not know, ho vever, is the verdict against Spain, how far she ' was responsible for the "acc:dnf j and what obligation she is under to 'atone for it. It is this part of the re port whiih the president is really an xious abqut, for on it depends tbe na 1 ture of the message he will seca to congress. If the plans md yesterday by the oresident, Speaker Reed, Chairmen Davis ard Hitt. of the house foreign affa'rs committee, do not miscarry, the report of the naval board will be nromptly sent to the committee when it is rady fer the hous". This is for the purp- so of arivinsf the presi dent, time to receive Spain's reply to his message, which h will have sent in the meant'me askiner what the Sa- ?aata minist-y will do in the matter. If arbitration is aked for, it may be granted, but before the message is started tbe recognition of Cuban inde pendence will he announced, and then -ither war will follow or Spain wil 1 yield. In either case it will not be necessary to take any action with re gard to the Maine report or plans for arbitrat'on. . The above is tbe plan now mapped out by tbe president and leaders in congress, which, however, circum stances may change. Food for Thought. Philadelphia. March 22. A Ma drid caVe to the Philadelphia Press says that Mr. Mc Arthur, first secreta ry of the United States legation at Madrid, left today for Washington. It is believed nere tnat matters nave reached a crisis It is thought he bears an important document to this govern ment demonstrating the necessity of choosing immediately between autono my and war. Presidential Appointments. Washington, March 22. The pre sident sent to the senate today a num ber army promotions; also Norman Bulls, for consul at Cardenas, Cuba; Jas. C. McCook, to be consul at Daw son City. Registrar of the land office Cbas. E. Hamlin, at Gunnison, Col Receiver of public moneys, Miss Martha C Brown, at Gunnison, Colo; Fred Butler, at Leadvil'e. Postmasters: James W. Akers, at Prercott Ariz.: Maud M Lean, at Breckenridge, Colo.; Frank E. Helvey a? .Nebraska tJity, Neb.; Edward Jt". Hol'enhoufe. at Evans ton, Wyo. Dr. Schececk 'nccessful. London, March 22. The countess of Warwick, one of England's famous beauties, bas given birth to a much wanted son. The child born to tbe oountes is regarded as proof of tbe claim of Dr. Sheneck, that re can, by treatment of a mother, influence tbe sex of an unborn child. The countess was one of bis patients. Two of Dr. Schenck's as-is tacts have been at the home of tbe eari of Warwick for some time. She has an elder son, but he is extremely delicate. ' Pennsylvania R. R. Annual. . Philadelphia, Pa., March 22. The directors of the Pennsylvania railroad met today for the election of oflicers for the ensuing year. The election was a mere formality, the re sult being the re-election of President Tbompon, Vice Presidents Prevost and Pugb. General Manager Hutchin son and all of the minor officers of tbe road. Better Come to 1 Paso Omaha, Neb., March 22. A terrible snow and wind storm prevails at Omaha and elsewhere in Nebraska. Tbe wind is now blowing a gale of 78 miles an hour. The mercury dropped be'ow zero after midnight and the in dications are for a blizzard of great severity. Reports from tbe Dakotas say that a blizzard is raging in thoBe states. Another Chicago Fire. Chicago, March- 22. A fire des troyed the Monroe restaurant building on Monroe street this morning. The Columbia threate and several smaller buildings adjoining are threatened. Two men were fatally burned. It is re ported that a number of persons were asleep on the top floor of the building and it is feared several have gone down in tbe ruins. Moody in Chicago. Chicago, III., March 22. At the in vitation of the trustees and faculty of northwestern university, Rev. Dwight L. Moony will this week conduct a series of monster revival meetings at Evsnstoo. The inaugural meeting is to be held tonight. Gl ids oni is Doomed. London, March 22. Mr. Glad stone Btaried on what is feared his last journey this morning, leaving Bourne mouth for Hawardend shortly af'er 11 o'clock. A cancerous growth, is eating his life away. A Fine Theatre in Ashes. Rico, Co'o , March 22. The Silver League theatre, which was built at a cost of ten tbou-and dollars, burned down this morning. Silver Market. New York March 22. - S'lvr 54f . Sayal mmbem tf-e food pare, wholesome mad tloliotonm. P017BZR Absolutely Pure MVM. HMM NOTHI 00., NSW VMK.