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ERALB Last Edition 4:30 p. tn. PRICE 5 CENTS. EL PASO. TEXAS, TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1900. 20th YEAR, NO. 180 EL PA SO KILLED HER HUSBAND .Because He Came Home Drunk and Shamefully Abused His Wife. For a St. Louis Gasfitter, In flicted By the Woman He Had Sworn To Love and Honor- ST. LOUIS, July 24. Michael Hol land, a gasfitter, returned home this -forcing drunk and abused hia wife. He struck her and ran her out of the house. The woman rushed back, seized a pistol and shot her husband dead. VIA CHICAGO Bryan Will Go to Indianapolis. Lincoln, Neb., July 24. Bryan has reached the decision to go to Indian; .apolis via Chicago. He will meet the national committee leaders in the latter city and they will go to the opening in a special. John E. Pitts, Eecretary of the na tional campaign committee of the Com mercial Traveling Men's association, came here for a conference with Bryan. Pitta resides In St. Louis, but travels for Duthenhoffer of Cincinnati. Like all Bryan's political visitors, he brought pleasing news for the democrats. "The trusts threw 50,000 traveling salesmen out of work in 1896," said he "Of course these men will support Bry an. There are new occeselons to the Bryan column in our ranis dally, and we exp?ct more as the campaign pro gresses. FORMOSA Controls the Camphor Supply Cf " the World. Washington, D C, July 24. Ac cording to James W Davidson, United States consul at Tamsul, Formosa, the camphor product of the world is con trolled by that country. The Japanese annual production has dwindled to 30,000 pounds, the Chinese yield has never exceeded 220,000 pounds, while the Formosan 6upply, in creasing yearly, reached 7 000,000 pounds in 1895, and the yield for the last four years has ranged over 6,000, 000 pounds. LIGHT WEIGHTS Will Fight In New York July 30 New York, July 24. Joe MoFadden and Jack O'Brien are matched for 25 rounds at 133 pounds. The bout will take plaoe in Madison -Squ are "Garden before the Twentieth Century Athletio club, July 30. Both men have been quietly training for some time. This bout will to a cer tain extent, decide the light weight championship, as Erne has announced his intention of leaving the ring for ever. MAYOR MAYBURY .Will Not Have a Walkover For the Gubernatorial Nomination. Detroit, Mich., July 24. It is evid ent from what has transpired since the opening of the democratic oounty con vjntion here to-day, that Mayor May bury will not have altogether emooth Bailing for the gubernatorial nomina tion. It is not probable tbat he will secure the full Vayne county delega tion to the convention as considerable opposition to the mayor has developed in certain quarters. REFORMS FOR CUBA .General Wood Will Improve the Government Ad Interim. ( New York, July 24. Governor General Wood, who has just returned from Havana, has been to Canton, Ohio, to consult with President McKinlay n connection with important matters of interest to residents of the island. He will return to Havana in a few days aid inaugurate a few reforms that are much needed there, but declines to etate just what changes to be made PONISBMENT ARBITRATION IDEA Has Been Abandoned By St Lolus Citizens' Committee. St Louis, July 24. The citizens' committee which has been working for arbitration of the Transit strike has given up hope of securing this, and will hold a meeting Wednesday to adopt a new plan of action. Chairman Wilson made this announce ment today, and says the new couite will be one of opposition to further existence of the big monopoly. A vigorous campaign to this end will be waged. The bus lines of the strikers conti nue, aa do also the collections to extend them. HALF A MILLION Damage Done By Severe Storms Lansing, Mich., July 24. Immedia tely following the severe storms that swept over this state on July 5th and 6th, the president of the state board of S agriculture sent out bulletins to learn the extent of damage done to crops. As a result of this investigation it is learned that the damage was not so great as was reported at first. The footing up of figures from all the counties visited by the storm plaoe the damage at about $500,000. Previoua accounts gave the loas at more than twice this amount. BRYAN AND HILL Will Stump New York Together. Niw YORK, July 24. Bryan ia ex pected here about October 5. He will make a half dozen speeches in this and other cities of the state. It is said David B. Hill will accom pany Bryan on his tour through the state. Speeches will be made In Manhattan, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Rochea ter, Syraouse, and Utlca. DOUBLE CONTEST At the Coney Island Athletic Club Tonight New. YORK, July 24. There will be a double contest at Coney Isla; d Athletio club tonight. Two 20 round bouts bstween Clarence Forbes of Chi cago and Caeper Leon of this city and Harry Harris of Chicago and John Regan of Brooklyn will be the attrac tions. - AMERICAN WON In The British Shooting Contest Bisley, England, July 24. At the rages of the National Rifle associa tion Axtell, the American revolver expert, won the aggregate unlimited competition by a score of 201. Axtell also won six other revolver competi tions. ELEVEN MILLION Pounds Sterling Wanted For British Military Operations. London, July 24. Additional esti mates amounting to eleven million pounds sterling have been issued for the information of parliament. This Bum will be used to meet war expjnses In South Africa and China. GEN. M'KIBBIN And Inspector General Sibley Com ing To El Paso. Special Dispatch to the Herald Sax Antonio, Tex., July 24. Gen eral McK'bbln and Inspector General Sibley leave for El Paso tomarro w, "on public business," the order announces. POLICEMEN KILLED In New Orleans WhlleTrylng To Arrest Negro Burglars N ewOrleans, J uly 24. Police Cap tain Jehn Day and Officer Peter Laab were shot and killed this morning while endeavoring to arrest two negro burglars. CATTLE DISEASE Has Broken Out In Edwards County Austin, July 24. A deadly cattle disease haa broken out in Eiward county. Thousands of animals have died, the disease -even attacking stockmen's families. PEACE REIGNS. In the Republic of Venezuela. Caracas, July 24. There ia no lon ger any immediate fear of another re volution breaking out in Venezuela, as peace cow reigns throughout the coun ry aod was officially declared today. CHINA TO PRODUCE THE They Will Be Brought To Tien Tsin Un der Escort. Says Sheng, Director Of Telegraph. THE DNITED STATES WILL POSSIBLY MEDIATE If China Will Comply With Certain Speci fied Conditions, As Embodied In the Government's Reply To the Emperor. WASHINGTON, July 24 Chinese Minister Wu has received a cablegram from Sheng, director of telegraphs at Shanghai, which states that the foreign ministers in Pekin will be brought to Tien Tsin under escort. Sheng further states that the ministers are being sup plied with food and protected by the Chinese government. Washington, July 24. McKinley's answer to the appeal of the Chinese emperor asking the United States to act as mediator between China and the other powers bas been handed to Chin ese Minister Wu, and both the appeal and the reply will be made public to day. The president's reply is a reitera tion of the principles laid down la se cretary H.ay'3 identical note to tne ambaaadors cn July 3. It declares that the United States is alwajs an 7 Inn to US6 11B iuuucuvo peac:, b.t before this government can undertake the role of mediator a between China and the other powers i; demands that China must furnish guar aatees that she has been continuously giving or trying to give protection to foreign ministers and other foreigners in Pekin, that she has not engaged in hostile acts against the allied forces, that foreigners throughout tne empire wiil be protected, and that she will use every effort to reestablish crder and to make proper reparation lor carnages inflicted. Wnen China has furnished these guarantees, which amount to an abso lute e9tabllehm32t of the fact that th e disorders in the empire have been the work of anarchists and revolutionists without the aid or countenanoe of the imperial government, the president will be ready to endeavor to adjust the difficulties in whlcn China has been involved with the powers. The United States will attempt this adjustment on a basis that will exclude any d vision of the empire among for eign nations but will Include payment far the outrages committed against their citizens and cash indemnity or territorial indemnity in setilament of actual claims. China's appeal was received by Wu on Friday last and was presented to Secretary Hay the following day. To gether with a draft of the secretary's reply the appeal was telegraphed to.the president at Canton Sunday. The president's indorsement of Hay's answer was wired to Washington yes terday afternoon, and the official res ponse of the United States was com municated to Minister Wu last evening. The appeal wae suggested by Wu himself. He urged the tsung 11 yamen (Chinese foreign office) to Bubmlt such a request to Washington, basing hie suggestion on the declaration of prin ciples in Hay's note of July 3 to Ame rican diplomatic representatives in Europe and Japan. As the reponse was In the form of a petition signed by the emperor it was accepted as an official communication, and there is nothing in the president's response to Indicate that he bad the slightest doubt as to its authenticity. THE CHINESE SIDE. Washington, July 24. Following Is the tsxt of an Imperial edict com municated by Minister Wu to the state department: "The present confllct.betweea China and the foreign powers had its origin la. a long standing antagonism between the people and the Christian missions. The subsequent fall of the Taku forts precipitated the meeting of force with force. MINISTERS "Toe imperial government, having due regard for the importance of inter national Intercourse, still refuses to go so far as to interrupt existing relations. We have already repeatedly issued decrees providing for the protection of the foreign legations, and have com" manded the provincial authorities to protect the missionaries. Inasmuch as there is still no cessation of employ ment of force, the foreign merchants and subjects residing in China, who form num erous bodies In the country, should be protected without distinction; whereby we command all Tartar generals, gov ernors general and governors of princes to look after foreign merchants and missionaries HvlDg In open ports, pre fectures, departments and districts un der their respective jurisdiction and afford them due protection in accord ance with treaty stipulatloi s, without fall. "Last month we heard with profound astonishment aod regret of the killing of the chancellor of the Japanese lega tion, Mr. Akirain, and the same fate that befell the German minister after ward. The violent death of the Ger man minister, whose residence at the capital was necessary to the transac ted n of business between the two coun tries, affected us very deeply. It Is the duty of the authorities concerned to came stringent orders for the speedy arrest and punishment of the murder ers to be carried out. "Since the commencement of the war at Tien Tsin there are foreign subjects and missiocers who have, on account of local disturbances, suffered death on lo?s of property through no fault of their own, whereby we command the gevernment of Pekin and viceroy of Chi LI to cause investigations to be made by their respective subordinates of all such c airns except those arising directly from the said attack, with a view of their ultimate settlement. "Moreover the local outlaws and re bellious subjects have of late given themselves up to bura-iog, killing and plundering, to the great disquiet of our loyal subjects. "This is in utter defiance of law. We hereby command the said governors general, governors acd commanders of our forces to investigate the situation and take such measures for the punish ment of offenders , and the restiratlon of order as the necessities of the case demand. "We hereby command this our gen eral edict, to be made known for the information of all it may concern. Ra epect this." RUMOR STILL LIVES Shanghai, July 24. Among the mass of contradictory rumors there is one which states that a massacre has occurred in Pekin, the survivors of which have since been closely impris oned. MISSION BURNED HaNDOW, July 24. The Christian mission atChu Kl has been burned by Boxers, but all missionaries succeeded in escaping. Missionaries in China are reported well. PRINCE HENRY MAY COMMAND Hamburg, July 24 It is rumored that Prince Henry, the emperor's brother, has been offered and has accepted the command of the allied forces in China. BELGIAN VOLUNTEERS Brussels, July 24 Tne burgomas ters of the principal Belgian towns have issued appeals for volunteers for service in China. Enrollments are already numerous. ADMIRAL REMEY'S MISSION. Washington, July 24. I-Caar Ad mlralRemey has gone to Tien Tsin to establish a precedent in military af fairs, based on common sense. To a certain extent his mission is peculiar. It is said he will insist that the com mander of the allied foroea be chosen neither upon his comparative rank nor upon the number of troops under his command, but solely upon his ability. It is hoped Gin Chaffee will be select ed. The policy is characteristically en American one, and it is a desirable to establish it now in order that the ques tion in future exigencies of this kind may be eliminated. THIRD CAVALRY ENROUTE Washington, July 2 1. Three troops of the Third cavalry left this morning for China. They will arrive in San Francisoo Sunday after noon, and will sail on the transport Meade early next week. KANSAS CITY MARKET Today's Quotations On Cattle, Hogs And Sheep. Kansas City, July 24. 3ttle, re caipts 8200. Steady to 10 higher. Top 5.50; native steers 4.75 (a) 5.50; west ern 3.90 5.25; Texas and Indian 2.90 (a 4.05; light butchers 3.9J (a 4.65; cows heifers 2.00 (a) 5.10; bulls 3.50 Qt 4.50; stackers feeders 3.25 4 60. Hogs.recelpts 8500. Strong to 5 high er. Top 5.321; bulk of eales 5.15 (ft 5.25; extreme range 3.50 3.32i; light 5.15 (ab 5 3J; medium 5.15 5.25; mixed 5.15 (eb 527: hsavy 5.20 5 32i; pigs and rough packing 360 5 15. Sheep, receipts 2000. Steady. Lambs 350. 5.95: natives sheep 3.75 4.25; southern and grassers 3 75 4 00; culls and common 1.00 3.00. ALL RECORDS BROKEN By the Deutschland Which Crossed In Five Days and a Half. Plymouth Eng., July 24. The steamship Deutschland arrived here from New York today, smashing all ocean records, making toe distance in five and a half days. The records wa; broken by over four hours. JULIA GRANT Has Borne a Son to Prince Canta- cuzene. Paris, July 24 A son was born Satur. day to the Princess Cantacuzene, who was before her marriage Julia Dent Grant. Mrs. Fred Grant is with her daughter. The princess aod her bod are doing well. NEW COMET Discovered' By Dr. Brooks at Geneva. eneva, N. Y., July 24. A new co met was discovered this morning by Dr. Brooks, director of Smith observa tory. Dr. Brooks had previously discovered 21 oomets. SANTRY MARRIED The Feather Weight Takes a Wife. Hammond, Ind., July 24. Eddie Santry, the feather weight pugllUt, and Miss Helen Marr of Chicago were married at Hotel Majestic last night. HEAVY RAINS Have Fallen Over Central Kansas. Salina, Ks., July 24. Heavy rains have fallen over Central Kansas In the last 24 hours. A large portion Is un der water today. FINE Live STOCK For H L Newman's Ranch. J. E. Gabbart came in last night with 115 head of thoroughbred Dur ham and Hereford cattle from Yolo oounty, California. They are to go to H Li Newman's ranch, and are among the finest cattle, tbat ever parsed through this city. The Newman ranch is located twenty-one miles northeast of El Paso acd consists of 250,000 acres under fence. And it is well stocked with the finest cattle that money can buy or good breeding can raise. Mr. Gabbart will leave tonight with a large herd of mules for Cuba. SOUTHERN PACIFIC Is Believed On Good Author ity to Be Behind the Big Real Estate Deal. MAY BE A UNION DEPOT But the Best Information is To the Effect That An En largement Of the Yards Is Planned. The mystery of the immense real estate purchases which have been made of property lying north of the Southern Pacific railroad, holdings dur ing the pat week was cleared up tnii morning by the information that the land is being bought in by the South ern Pacific people. The Information was derived from several reliable sources and is believed by those interested in the activity in real estate circles to be correct. It was stated this morning by a resi dent of this city who is in touch with local interests that the Southern Pacific bad long felt the necessity for an in crease in their yarda ia El Paso, and that the wholesale purchase of city property in the vicinity of their pres ent holdings meant tbat the railroad company was about to enlarge its in terests here. Local real estate men bave been actively engaged during the past week and more in quietly obtaining options on such property as bad been designat ed, It is said, by the railroad promot ers. The price which the railroad company was willing to pay was evi dently a second ooutlderation, and the rapidity with which the property has been purchased, together with the high figures which have baen paid for the largest part ol that bought in, would seem to indicate that the rail road people intend to launch what ever project they have in mind within a short time. A local real estate man stated this marning that excellent prices had been paid for the property which has up to the present date changed hands. He thought that in some instances msra than the real value of the prop erty had been paid. This, he aided, could only mean that the railroad com pany wanted the property badly, and watted it at once. None of the deeds has eo far been recorded with the county olerk. It is evidently the intention to put them all on record at the same time when all of the required property has been obtained, and there is no further secrecy in the matter. A deed to a valuable piece of improv ed property lying In the seotlon north of the railroad tracks of the Southern Pacific company, was made out today in the name of a real estate dealer of New York city, the money for the house and lot however, being paid by V. E. Austin, whoee presence in El Pa so has caused suoh a flurry in real estate circles. It is believed by many that the Southern Pacific has in view the erec tion of a union depot on the property bounded by Stanton street and the round house of their road. It is paid that the needs of El Paso are well re cognized by the railroad company, and that moreover a union station is a ne cessity which can no longer be neglect ed. The Southern Pacific local offta'.als however declared tbat they know no thing of the large deal now being made in real estate. The fact that prac tically all of the property which is being bought just now in El Paso, is located in the sections mentioned, is regarded as being evidence that it is all being bought in for one party. CORN CROP Will Be Exceptionally Large This Year. New York, July 24. Figures that have just been gathered here from all sections of the country, show beyond doubt that the young crop will this year be the greatest In history. In the states of Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Min nesota, the yield will be exceptionally large.