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EL. PA 4:30. p. m. Last Edition DAILY E so TO ! i i. mmmmmm mmmrn mmmt mrnrnt 4 m M r PBiPi: ; rPMTS EL PASO, TEXAS. TUESDaY. DECEMBER II. 1900 ' 20th YEAR, NO. 293 . T i DIRECT DENIAL Of One Report By the Other Characterizes Strike News. WHAT THE TRUTH IS it is Hard to Say, Since the Accounts of the Situation Are Never Twue Alike. CHICAGO, Ills.. Dec 11. Reports received this morning by local of ficials of the order of railway tele graphers show that the strike on the Santa Fe system Is more effective now than at any time since its inaugura tion. Secretary Perham sent a tele gram here which states that the bogus message purporting to come from general chairman Newman has had but little effect. Places All Filled. CHICAGO, Ills., Dec. 11. President Ripley of the Santa Fe says that it is probable that by tonight all places made vacant by the striking telegraph ers will be filled and that within a few days the road will be running the whole business in a normal manner. New Operators At Work. SAN FRANCISCO. Cal., Dec. 11. New operators have been placed in ev ery office made vacant by the strike between Point Richmond and Fresno. Two "Wrecks. DENVER, Colo.. Dec. 11. A Santa Fe special train with two coaches car rying a great many non-union opera tors gathered from all available sources, left the union depot this morning. The operators were to be put off wherever needed. The trai nhad no reports to run by, therefore it was obliged to literally feel its way along Despite the un usual caution with which the train ad vanced it had only reached the West Denver yard when It collided with a Cripple Creek freight train. The engine turned completely over, lying beside the track on its side. One of the coaches was derailed but not badly damaged. The freight engine and four cars were demolished. Engineer Berry escaped from the engine before it overturned. His fire man was injured. The telegraphers were terribly frightened. They believ ed the train had been wrecked by the strikers. At Olathe, Kansas, at 8 o'clock this morning there was a rear end collision of fright trains, in which the property loss was heavy. The Union on Top. DALLAS, Texas, Dec. 11 Santa Fe strike affairs are not improved any to day for the company. Traffic is bad ly congested and all main line passen ger trains are behind time. Twelve non-union operators were brought to Dallas by the company last night for distribution over the system tributary to this city. The union com mittees got them this morning, and shipped them to New Orleans and St. Louis. Conditions on the Santa Fe are more mixed today than ever. No definite information can be ob tained from an uninterested source and the reports from both the Santa Fe management and the O. R. T. are so far apart that no dependence can be placed in either. Trains are running on regular time from El Paso to the main line but they are getting along with few oper ators. There are several operators at the different stations along this line but none of them are rendering service. AH the wires from El Paso to Las Ve gas are open and it seems cannot be closed. The local officials have tried in every way to get Albuquerque but have failed and the suspicion has arisen that the new men put on to fill the places of the strikers do not know how to handle the business or refuse to do it. Chairman Lisle of the local commit tee on the G. H. here has received in formation o fthe most encouraging kind from the president in which he states that, notwithstanding the fact that the Santa Fe officials report that ( Continued on Fourth Page.) SECRET SERVICE AMONG THE STORES IN JIMREZ OBJECTED TO By Juarz Merchants, and A Ru mor 6ot Around That Threat Had Been Made Against Some of the United States' Agents So Employed. It was reported yesterday that the secret service employes of the United States government had been driven out of that country by the Mexican au thorities. V The story was a good one as It started out but It appears that the merchants in Juarez gave origin to the report and that there is nothing in it. It was stated that this govern ment had .two men and one woman employed there to watch the stores and report to the bridge men when parties from El Paso would buy any thing dutiable. As the report had it the Mexican officials learned of this and notified the parties that if caught on that side in that business again they would be given ten years in the salt mines. A Herald reporter took up the rumor and chased it through every channel and failed to verify the report in any way. When seen by a reporter this morning Colector Dillon said: "Yes, we have been keeping an eye on the situation in Juarez . and other parts of Mexico but it is secret service and no one knows who the parties are. It is not against the law and is done by Mexico as much as by the United States. Mexico has not threatened our employes on that side and is not going to do it. The merchants on the other side who are selling church members and choir ladies cigars and other things for their husbands start ed this report and there is absolutely nothing in it." The merchants in Juarez complain more at the over vlue of goods bought of them than anything else. They say that goods that cost three dollars over there are rated at six dollars by" the customs officers on this side and no one can buy goods over there with a chance to make a profit. This they contend is harder on the merchants here than anybody else as the mer chants of El Paso want to buy goods there for their stores. It appears to be the same old story of "kick" at ev erything but this does not bother Collector Dillon. He says he is in charge and is going to run the of ficials as he thinks proper. TERRIBLE REVENGE Said to Be Planned By th Chinese . 1 Aga'ntt the Powers ST. PETERSBURG. Russia. Dec. 11. The Vladomosti prints a sensational dispatch from Vlatlivostock which says that a fresh ferment has arisen in China owing to the excesses of the Germans, and of England's Sepoy ; troops whom the Chinese particularly hate. The dispatch goes on to say that the inuabitants are everywhere concealing themselves and preparing to rise and repeat the siege of Pekin on a larger scale, in January. The Chinese are said to have some terrible surprises in store for the pow ers. CALIFORNIA OIL Properties Purchased By the Stand ard OH Company, !pClal ditpatrh to )be Heraid. LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 11 The Standard Oil company has purchased the wells and other property inter?-3 of the Pacific Coast Oil company, iae largest producer in California. . The consideration is 10.000.000. DRIVEN INSANE By 1he Loss of His rop-rty by Fire J NEW YORK, N. Y.. Dec. 11 Fire destroyed Prospect hall, a seven story brick building at Fifth and Prospect avenues, Brooklyn, early this morning. The loss is $25,000. , John Kolle, who owned tae burned property is crazed at his loss, and is 1 under the care of two physicians. SCORES TO DATE Of the Six Day Bycicle Race. NEW YORK, N. Y.. Dec. 11. The score i nthe six day bicycle race at 10 o'clock this morning, the 34th hour, was: Elkes and McFarland, 698 miles 2 laps; Simar and Gougoltz, 698; Pierce and McEachern, 698; Turville and Gimm, 697; Stinson and Waller, 697.9; Fisher and Frederick, 697; Ri ser and Ryser, 697. IN JANUARY The Construction Of the Rock Island's El Paso Extension Will Probably Begin. Special Dispatch to the Herald. N ' San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 11.--Private advices from Fort Worth say that Contractors Creech and Lee will begin work on the Rock Island's El Paso extension in January. Special Dispatch to the Herald. Santa 'Fe, N. M., Dec. n. Incorporation articles were tVed this afternoon for the EI Paso and Rock Is land railroad, from Carizozo, Lincoln county, to Santa Rosa, Guadalupe county, to connect with the El Paso Northeastern railroad and the Chicago, Rock Island and Mexico ra Iroad, of Texas. The capital is $2,500,000- Special Dispatch to the Herald. Austin. Dec. n. Formal application has been made for a charter for the Texas divisi jn of the Rock Islaud. El Pso extension. The capital of the road is $2,ooo,oco- The name of the road is the Chicago, Rock Island and Mexico railway, and it will enter the sta'e at north line of Sherman connty and extend 1 10 miles southwest through Sherman. Dallam, and. Hartley counties. Its principal office is to be located at Twist, Hartley county. Your correspondent is informed that the Mcel for this road has been ordeied for some time, and that ground will be broken next month. IN CONGRESS The Hazing Case Will be Inve&tl oated. WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 11 The house today discussed the Booze hazing case at West Point and a reso lution was introduced to have con gress to investigate it by the appopint ment of a committee. A spirited de bate followed and the resolution was finally agreed to. The house then considered appro priation bill. The senate convened at noon, with a large attendance in both galleries, the people expecting a debate on the ship suosidy bill. The oleo bill came over from the house and was laid on the table. Mason gave notice that he would speak on the pure food bill next week. An effort was made to get the Clark senatorial contest resolution before the privileges and elections committee, empowering them to take further tes timony. This failed and private pen sion bills were taken up. When the senate adjourns it will be till tomorrow afternoon, for the joint centennial celebration. EDITOR IN JAIL And He Does His Work In His Cell NEW BRUNSWICK, M. J., Dec. 11. St. George Kempson, editor of the New York Insurance Journal and Perth Am boy Democrat, who is in jail on an attachment of the court of chan cery, for contempt in ignoring an in junction against proceedings with an application for divorce in South Dako ta, has fitted up his cell as an office . and edits his paper from thre. GOVERNOR BECKHAM Pleads For Cessation Of Political Strife. FRANKFORT. Ky.. Dec. 11 Goe:--nor Beckham was inaugurated at noon for a three year term. The city is crowded with people to witness the ceremony. The inaugural parade was a gorgeous military and civic display. Judge Hazelrigg administered 1 the oath of office, after which he present ed Beckham with a gold headed cane, the gift of the Kentucky club, of New Decatur, Ala. Beckham in his inaugural address said: "Let us all forget the bitterness en gendered by political strife, clasp hands as Kentuckians, and. shoulder to shoulder, proud of our state and hope ful of its future, march forward in unanimous effect to develop its mater ial and moral welfare." MAN AND BOY HELD On Charge of Murder By Throwing Stones. B peel ul dlsu'tcb to the Herald. SANTA FE, N. M., Dec. 11 A man named Aranda and a boy named Mayo, have been arrested and held for the grand jury on the charge of having murdered Jose Romero at Golden, in this county, by throwing stones at him. NO INTERFERENCE In Boer Matters dy the Netherlands THE HAGUE. Dec. 11 It is an nounced that the government of the Netherlands decided today dellnitelv that it could not take the initiative in behalf of arbitration between Eng land and the Transvaal. IT IS AN HONOR TO BE QUEEN OP THE MIDWINTER CARNIVAL The 6lrls Must Bi Oracfout About It a ad Please their Friends Inter est Stearllv Incr aslng Both At Home and Abroad Interest in the carnival queen con test increases from day to day and every woman and young man in town is watching the daily result as given out by the committee more closely than politicians watch for the returns in a doubtful state during a national campaign. The carnival association is extreme ly gratified with the evident popular approval met with by the method adopted for the selection of a queen but members of the association have been surprised at one thing, which is that a few of the young society girls of the town seem to regard" an elec tion to the highest office in the gift of the people of this city as a doubtful honor and are holding aioof. No ex planation is given for this con dition of affairs. A well known elder ly citizen in referring to the matter said to a reporter for The Herald this morning: "I cannot understand it. If this was a community made up of people not sure of their social status and doubtful of their position it might he easily ex plained. El Paso Is a south ern city and some of her fami lies belong to the old southern aristoc racy, members of which in the old days were too well acquainted with their own positions in the social world to dread a little criticism. "In the south today the best and wealtn.est young women enter into contests of this kind with the great est zest. Only last week I noticed that one of the leading society women of La Grange.Ga.was elected queen of the mid winter carnival there and she seemed to appreciate as a rare distinction the compliment paid her. The New Or leans papers published her picture and spoke ot her as a member of one of tne best families of the south and as a girl of remarkable beauty. Her crown and costuma will be exactly similar to that used at the New Orleans car nival the queen of which is generally one of the most noted "beauties of the south. "I like the majority of the El Paso girls, but I do not think that any of those who do not -want to be carnival queen should have the hon or thrust upon them. I suppose '. a young woman who would treat lightly the honor of being queen of the car nival would hesitate and think several times before accepting the honor of christening a battle ship. I do not know why." The voting for the candidates still continues, ihe result of the count up to date is as follows: Miss Kelly 1...224 Miss Trumbull !.1"3 Miss James 27 Miss Irma Schutz ...16 Miss Gertrude Catlin 12 Miss Ainsa xi Miss Beall 7 Miss Brady 6 Misses Florence Newman, Lyons, Al len, Haggart, Green, Myra Newman, Ethel Catlin, Falvey and Campbell, five votes each. The executive assosiation of the Car ival association meets tomorrow night for the purpose of clearing up several important matters that have been pending for some' time. The amount of advertising that the El Paso Carnival is getting in foreign papers is amazing. New Orleans, Cin cinnati, Chicago, San Antonio. Dallas, and papers of many other cities are devoting many columns of space to El Paso and her midwinter show. The deduction is that the crowd from the four points of the compass will be great. The official flag of the Carnival, which was gotten up by the associ ation to insure a uniformity of decora tion, is considered just the thing. Al ready orders have been received for more than one hundred dozen of the flags. PHOENIX CARNIVAL Presents Uealfetlc Reproduction Of the Early Days. 9pct! Clspatch to ' h- H E ra mi. " PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 11. Attrac tive features of the Carnival today, which were witnessed by thousands of visitors, were the wild dashes of In dians and cowbays through the streets shooting bows and arrows and pistols. The rides were a spectacular and re alistic reproduction of the early day methods of the Indians and cowboys in Arizona. IN HANDS OF JURY The Famous Jessie Morrison Case Has At Last Been Submitted ACCUSED HOPEFUL And She tooks Better Than Ever Now That the Strain Of the Trial is Over. ELDORADO, Kans., Dec. 11. The fate of Jessie Morrison, accused of the murder of Mrs. Clara Castle rests in the hands of twelve citizens of Butler county. At ten o'clock last night the last of the arguments was completed and the jury dismissed until this morning when the judge charged the jury. At noon the jury had not reached a verdict. Miss Morrison is in her cell, surrounded by relatives, and appears very hopeful. She looked better than at any time during the trial. SECRETARY HAY Has No Intention f designing Just WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 11. "The report that Secretary Hay will resign if the senate amends the Hay Pauncefote treaty is the veriest trash," said Senator Lodge this morn ing after a brief interview with the secretary at the state department. ' "Will the amendment be acceptable to both the state department and Eng land?'' was asked. "They will have to accept it," re sponded Lodge, who Is in charge of the debate on the treaty. GREAT OVATION Tendered To Lord Roberts At Cpe Town. CAPE TOWN, Dec 11 General Lord Roberts today received a great popu lar reception from the people of Cap& Town. A holiday was declared and the streets are crowded. The chief function of the day was the presenting of a) sword to Roberts by a citizens association assisted by the Irish association and Indian com munity. Twenty thosuand people witnessed the ceremony. . MAJ. CONVERSE DEAD He Built tbe Southern Paclfflc Road In Texas. ' Special dispatch uitho Herald. SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 11. Major James Converse, builder of the Southern Pacific road in Texas, is dead. COLONEL P1CQUART Does Not Wish to Be Clasd With Criminals, Evn or Pardon PARIS, Dec. 11. Ex-Colonel Pic qfaart has written to each member of the chamber of deputies urging them to exclude him from the operations of the amnesty bill as it would grant him an amnesty for a crime which he never committed and include him among felons and forgers. Metal Market. NEW YORK, Dec. 11. Bar 64. silver Mexican money quotations in El Paso today 49 50. Married In San Ant nio pecll DlsuRtch to the IIrhal.I'. SAN ANTONIO. Texas, Dec. 11. J. W. Saunders and Mrs. L. C. Boyce of El Paso, were married here today. Alvord Indlctro NE 'WYORK, Dec. 11 Alvord, the bank thief was indicted today. Died Durrell Powell, aged 17, who was here from Dallas on a visit to his un cle H. P. Durrell, died at his uncle's home at the corner of Rio Grande and North Florence streets this morning. His body will be shipped to Dallas tomorrow.