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HCh5CENTS. EL pAS0. TEXAS. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18,1900. 20th YF AH NO. 799
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A CLEVER CAPTURE
COMING CARNIVAL LAST LINK
ALL PREPARATIONS ARE
NOW WELL UNDER WAY
OFFICERS ARREST YOUNG
MAN ON INFORMATION
By the Boers Who Are Ac
tive All Along the
THE BRITISH DAZED
At the Repeated Successes
Of the Enemy, and Dis
affection Of the Col
' onies Is Feared.
CAPETOWN, Dec. 18 The Boers
have again invaded Cape Colony. A
command reported to be under the
command of Gen. Herzog crossed
Orange River near Aliwal North on
Saturday and started south.
On Sunday Brabant's horse and the
Cape police who are patrolling north
ern na.iw flolonv. encountered an in
vading command between Odendal- j
strom and Bethulie. They headed the
Boers off and then pursued them.
Herzog's ' command is seven hun
Th ohipct of the invasion is to in
cite the Cape Dutch to rebellion, and .
to recruit fighting men for the cam
paign in the Boer country.
All along the northern border of
Cape Colony much dissatisfaction ex
sts, and the Boers are assured of a
The British suffered severely in the
fight on December 13th., near Roux
ville, thirty miles north of AliwaL
They lost 11 killed, 15 wounded, and
46 taken prisoners.
A YOUNG MAN MYSTERIOUSLY J
DISAPPEARS AND FOUL
PLAY IS FEARED
Special Correspondence to The Herald.
MONTICELLO. N. M.. Dec. 16 On
the night of the 13th Inst- Melecio Gar
cia disappeared, and as yet his where
abouts are unknown.
He and William Dodds were on their
way to Magdalena. N. M. Both are very
They camped and after feeding the
horses Dodds went to another camp not
very far from them to get some corn.
He stayed there about half an hour.
and on returning found his partner
gone. He searched and searched but
to no avail. The news reached here
yesterday morning when several men
started out to look for the boy whom
everybody believes has been murdered.
THE EDITOR-MINISTER STOUTLY
REBUKES THE PRINCE OF
WALES FOR RACING.
LONDON, Dec. 18 In today's issue
of the Sun Dr. Parker takes occasion
again to attack the race course in Eng
land, and to rebuke the Prince of
Wales and others for patronizing it.
Under the column headed "Sporting '
the clergyman says, "Woe to any coun
try wherein the heirs to the throne,
the prime ministers, and the leauing
merchants favor the race-course as ...
exists today. If princes are guilty, it
is poor consolation to rebuke the peas
ants and paupers."
STUPENDOUS COMBINATION OF
FOURTEEN GREAT STEEL
CLEVELAND, Dec. 18 Fourteen of
the largest steel plate mills in the Uni
ted States have entered a pool taat
forms the trust second in size in tne
United States, the first being the con
trol of the eastern railroads by three
financial houses and the placing of
their interests in a pool.
The new pool will become effective
THE NEGRO POPULATION OF TEX-'
AS IS ABOUT TO BE MATERIAL
FORT WORTH. Dec. 18 Two hun-'
dred negro recruits gathered in Texas
to sail from Galveston today for San-
tiago and other points In Cuba. j
CRIPPLE CREEKfc.it OFFERS HIS '
WIFE $50,000 IF SHE WILL STOP
CRIPPLE CREEK. Col., Dec.. 18.
It is reported today that A. E. Carton
offers his wife fifty thousand dollars
to stop her divorce suit.
For the Great Event, That Will Sur
pass Everything of the Sort That
Has Been Sen in the West Country-
The Carnival association is more
pleased with the outlook at present
than at any time since the origin of
The different committees have their
work well in hand and the attractions
are now nearly all hilled. The com
mittee on concessions met at 11 o'
clock this morning and closed several
contracts for mid-way attractions that
will be entirely new features in this
section of the country.
The Southern Pacific railroad com
pany have come ; up with all that ;
could be expected of them and offer a
very reasonable rate. T. H. Goodman,
general passenger agent of that com-
pany. wired Mr. Spellicy. ticket agent
here, tnis morning to announce rate or
one fare for the round trip from all
points in Arizona and New Mexico.
This is as good a rate as the committee
hoped to get and they are well pleased
with Mr. Goodman s action.
Interest in the rcPing contest is
growing every day and many applica-
of the country. There will be seven
entries from New Mexico, about the
same from Arizona and an equal num
ber from Texas and Mexico. Mr.
Spillsbury, of Colonia Juarez, has writ-
ten that he wculd not enter the con-
test unless he could have his own
horse and general traffic manager Lo-,
gan of the Sierra Madre wired him this
morning that he would bring his horse
The adcertising car arrived in Den-
iou imS morning ier a irip over
most all the state and will come back
over some of the territory - already
covered. Large bangers are being
placed in every section of the state
and every paper in the ftate has given
the great carnival some mention.
When the car returns it will start over
New Mexico and Arizona and possibly
make a short trip over Mexico.
THERE WILL BE ANOTHER
BRIDGE ACROSS MISSISSIPPI
RIVER AT DUBUQUE.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18 Congress
continued working on the appropria
tion bills, although the senate spent
much time in executive session consid
ering treaty rights between this coun
try and Colombia.
New Mississippi River Bridge.
When the house met today Mr. Heb
burn. (rep. Iowa) secured the passage
of a bill authorizing the construction
of a bridge across the Mississippi river
at Dubuque, Iowa, and also a bill al
lowing the division of the southern
districts of the circuit court of that
MONSTER BOXER UPRISING 13
PREDICTED TO TAKE PLACE
PARIS, Dec 18. It is reported that THi SELLS DIVORCE CASE IS
Prince Uchlomsky, Russian plenipoten- , SETTLED AND MRS. SELLS
tiary in China, has predicted to the nzrva
czar that a monster Boxer uprising GETS $50,000.
will take place this winter and that COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 18 Just be
the allies in Pekin are insecure. fore court opened this morning the at-
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 18.-The torneys in the Sells case admitted that
fulfillment of the prediction made by they had reached an agreement which
the Russian plenipotentiary in China wouid 8etUe the case. They would not
that a monster Boxer uprising will oc- eiv detaIlg ,,, th. mttM. hn1 Wn
cur this- winter, would not be surpris-
" w onicers ana cor- COLUMBUS, Dee. 18.-The Sells di
respoadents who , have returned from Yorce case is 88ttled. Mrs. Se9
Pekin. It is almost the unanimous flftT thnnKatw1 nU
opinion among the resident foreigners
in north China.
GOVERNOR PINGREE SAYS HE -S
FOREVER DONE WITH THE j
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 18. As a re
sult of thn una'n tnrainp Hnwn hla
I equal tax bill. Governor Pingree says
nnM trvw oil ha la thpniivh wtfh Ka m
will vote with, work for, and contrib
ute his money to the democratic party.
The governor takes the defeat of his
bill most bitterly. He lays it to the
influence of Senator McMillan and the
railroads, whose bank rolls were
touched by the tax bill.
AN EARLY TEXAS SETTLER AND
AUTHOR OF A HISTORY OF
TEXAS IS DEAD.
AUSTIN, Dec. 18. (Special Dispatch ;
to Tne Herald) J. M. Morphis. author
a history of Texas and an early set-
tier, is dead.
fn the Chain Of Paper Rail
reads From Here To
START NEXT MONTH
To Build the Extension, and
Complet'on Is Probable
Within elve .
SANTA FE, Dec 18. (Special i.s-
patcn to Tne Herald.) The Chicago
R k isiand. and El Paso railroad corn-
pany was incorporated this afternoon
wRu $2 000 000 capital, to construct a
railroad from tne New Mexico-Texas
,ine tQ ganta Roga Guadalupe county.
to connect with the extension of the
E1 pago Rnd Nortueastern Uread at
Carizoso a distance of 115 miles
This is the third sub-corporation in
corporated within two weeks on ac
count of the Rock Island extension.
Work on the line will be commenced
AN OLD HERMIT FEAftFULLY TOR-
TURED BY ROBBERS AFTER
HIS HIDDEN WEALTH.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio, Dec. 18.
Four masked men entered the log cab-
n nf Aflrhak1 Frpvmfln who livett as a
hermit Qf here njghu &Qd
tortured him by pouring carbolic acid
down his throat and burning his feet
and ankles with the acid, in the en
deavor to make him divulge the hid
ing place of the money he was sup
posed to have had hidden about the
cabin. They secured his gold watch.
Freyman was found unconscious.
MANY OFFICIAL-3 KILLED IN A
COLLISION ON i.lE DELAGOA
1 JOHANNESBUG. Dec. 18. A collis
ion occurred yesterday on the branch
of the Delgoa railroad running from
Kaupmulden to Barberton in eastern
Ma nzy officials were killed and in
jured. Particulars of the accident
have not yet been received.
ROBBERS BLOW OPEN A BANK
VAULT AND SAFE WITH NITRO
GUTHERIE, Oklahoma. Dec. 18.
Robbers raided the Cashion bank last
night and blew it to pieces. Thirty-
two hundred dollars was secured.
They cut through the wall of the
vault and blew open tne safe with
nitro-glycerine. The explosion was
formally presented to Judge Evans.
JESSIE MORRISON WILL BE RE
LEASED FROM JAIL UNDER
A $5,000 BOND.
ELDORADO. Kans.. Dec. 18 Judge
Shinn decided this morning that Jes
sie Morrison should be released from
jail under a $5000 bond.
" HUNG CHANG HAS BEEN SUF
FERING WITH FEVER FOR SEV
LONDON, Dec. 18. The Pekin cor-
resPndent of the Morning Post says
U Hnn Chang has been suffering
with fever ,or the Pt few ays.
MASKED ROBBERS GET TWENTY-
FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS
FROM A BANK.
SHELBYVILLE. Ind.. Dec. 18. Five
masked robbers entered the private
bank of W. W. Kennedy at Hope this
morning and secured nearly $25,000.
rhe Subject Of a Talk With
the Secretary Of the
mJ I U w l I IT A 111 n. a A vr iVcvi0
Is Practiced, and Excused By
SpeCiOUS lalk AbOUt Wa
ecious lalk About Wa
ter Competition I hat
At the meetine of Ei Paso snippers
Monday afternoon at the chamber of
,nmm General Freieht Aeent
Snepard of the Southern Pacific re-
quested that the secretary of the cham
ber prepare a statement of the griev
ances of El Paso shippers, the obstacles
which they believe lie in the way of
their securing the traue of the coun
try tributary to El Paso, and the spe
cific remedies which they think shou.u
Mr. Shepard said that if
such a statement were prepared and
laid before him he would give it careful
consideration with a view to granting
such relief as is practicable without E! Paso for the prisoner. Upon that
sacrificing the interests of tne South- information he was transferred to the
ern Pacific company. 'county jail where he now remains.
In accordance with Mr. Shepard's re-1 when seen by a Herald reporter in
quest. Chairman Browne of the trans- his cell this morning Henderson re
portation committee asks that every fused to talk. When asked what his
El Paso shipper give the question of name was he said, "It is on the regis
freight rates careful consideration from ter out there as Henderson."' Futher
the standpoint of his own particular than that he would answer.no ques
line of business, and furnish to the tions and gave one to understand that
secretary of the chamber such informa- he wanted to be left, to himself.;
tion and suggestions as may help in the Henderson is a well built young man
preparation o .a cUtement such as Mr. of perhaps 25 or 30 years of ae and is
Shepard desires. well dressed. But he does not look a
Speaking of this matter Secretary man in the face.
Russell of the chamber of commerce The officer from Colorado is expect
said to a Herald reporter: eded in the morning when full partic-
"At the conference Monday after- ulars will be learned. There is a re
noon the question was asked Mr. Shep- ward for his arrest and Messrs Gray
ard. Would it be unfair to ask that and Ten win et something for
freight originating from Mississippi or their -uick work- n is one to
other eastern points be dropped off be an officer arrest a man caught
at El Paso at the rate charged for in tne of breaking a law. but it is
carrying the same freight eight hun- another thing to arrest a man whom
ured miles further to Los Angeles or yu have never seen and of whom oxl
twelve hunured miles to San r'rancis
co? Mr. Shepard said emphatically that
it could not be done; that it 'would
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of the Mississippi. As the case stands
therefore. Los Angeles gets lower
through rates in from the east than
does El Paso, while El Paso and Los
..ngeles have the same- distributive
mileage rates out. This operates as
a discrimination in favor of Los An-
geles and against El Paso, enabling Los
Angeles jobbers to come far over into
the territory the trade of which, but
for this discrimination in rates, would
be controlled by El Paso jobbers. This
is the way in which 'water competition'
benefits El Paso.
"Mr. Freudenthal gave an illustra-
tion during the meeting Monday after-
noon of the manner in which El x-aso
is shut out of Mexico business. A gen-
tleman about to go into business in
Aguas Calientes was discussing wltn
Mr. Freudenthal the question whether
he could not buy stock in El Paso as
cheaply as in Chicago. On figuring out
rates it was found that the same goods
could be shipped from Chicago to
Aguas Calientes for $1.40 per hundred
pounds, while from EI Paso, to Aguas
Calientes the rate was $1.50. This is
anotner case where water compeuuon
drowns the El Paso jobber.
"Is it not time that this incubus of
'water competition' was rolled off the
backs of the people living at interme
diate points? Let the El Paso merchant
ask himself, when he sees a double
header freight train starting out west
waru, why the railway company cannot
afford and should not be required to
urop one oi tnose carloads or ireignt
uere for the same price that it charges A
for hauling it eight hundred or twelve j
hundred miles further. The interstate -
commerce law prohibits the railway 1
company from carrying freight to a
given point at a rate that involves loss;
tne reason ror the prohibition being euiclde during the night by taking mor
that to carry rreight for one man at Dhille tne result , a JO 8Dree
a loss wouia compel tne company to
charge another man an exorbitant rate
in order to make good the loss, and
that it is against public policy to per
mit a common carrier to rob Peter in
order to give something to Paul. And
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
From Greeley, Colorado, That He Was
Wanted There For Alleged Em
bezzlement, and the Sheriff is Com
Some time ago word was received
here at police headquarters that a
young man who was supposed to be
then In Mexico was wanted in Greeley,
Colorado, for embezzlement.'
A description was given of the man
and yesterday evening a man answer'
ing the description came over from
Mexico. Within a very short time
Deputy Constable Henry Gray and
He did not seem much surprised
when arrested and went quietly to
the police station with them where he
was locked up. When searched $405
ln Mexican money. $14.35 in United
states money- and a six "hooter were
found on him and he was charged with
j carryinS a pistol.
He registered as W. M. Henderson
and nis fine gold watch had a large H
on the back of the case.
As soon as Henderson was placed be
hind the bars Deputy Constable Gray
went to the telegraph office and sent
a message to the authorities at Gree
lev advisinsr them of the arrest of a
man .,., tn-i,- ri,r!ntnn
ing advice. The wires were kept
hot and thlg morning a mesage was
received that an officer had left for
know nothing except that he is about
the size of a man wanted in another
It takes an officer of no mean abil-
ity to picture his man before he ever
. .. vs
sees him so as that he will know him
the moment he lays eyes on him.
NOMINATIONS FOR . DIPLOMATIC
POSTS SENT TO THE SENATE
BY THE PRESIDENT.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec 18. The
president today sent to the senate the
nominations of John G. Leischman of
Pennsylvania, now minister to Switz-
erland. to be minister to Turkey; Ar-
thur H. Harley, of New Hampshire,
now minister to Greece, to be ministeH
to Switzerland; Charles S. Francis, of
New York, to be minister to Greece,
Roumania and Servla; Clarence L.
Thurston, of Nebraska, to be secretary
of legation at Buenos Ayres.
LIEUTENANT GLASGOW OF THIS
CITY ON HIS WAY HERE
FROM CUBA ON VISIT.
SA ANTONIO, Tex. Dec. 18, (Spe
cial Dispatch to The Herald) Lieut.
W. J. Glasgow of the Second cavalry,
passed through from Cuba to El Paso
to visit his family there.'
ONE VOTE DECIDED THE ELEC
TION FOR THE MAYORALTY
WORCESTER, Mass., Dec. 18.
William A. Little, a republican, has
just been elected mayor of this city by
a maioritv of one vote, over T J
SHOE DRUMMER COMMITS SUI
CIDE BY TAKING OVERDOSE
ft. WORTH. Dec. 18 W. W. Mavs.
a snoe drummer from Ohio, committeu
THE METAL MARKET.
NEW YORK, Dec 18. Bar Silver
Mexican money quotations in El
Paso today 49ft 50.
Full of Live News bout
Matters of General
EL PASO THE TOPIC
Of Mnch Discussion n the
, Eastern Part of the State
- and the Carnival
Special Correspondence of The Herald.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 15 On
December 25,- United States marshal
Geo. L. Siebrecht will leave here for
San Francisco, where on the 28th he
will ship twelve Chinamen back to the
Flowery kingdom for being unlawfully
in the United States. He will get nine
of them in El Paso and three at Eagle
Pass,' arriving in El Paso on the 26th
for the bunch in jail there.
The billboards of the city are liberal
ly plastered with the bright colored
posters of the El Paso Midwinter Car
nival. They were put tip this week
when the carnival advertising ear -reached
The Austin Tribune, which reached
here this afternoon, says: "Mr. A. C.
Baldwin, editor ana one of the proprie
tors of the Evening News, has severed
nis connection with that paper and it -is
understood he will locate in El Paso,
Mr. Baldwin is a vigorous and con
scientious writer, and the readers of
the. News will miss his articles. The
Tribune wishes him success in his new
fteWi- 'Parting is such a sweet sor
row that we could say good by till it
be tomorrow.' "
At the last term of United States dis
trict court at Laredo, the case of Ar
thur Williams, the negro ex-soldier
charged with the murder of Jack Har
desty, the young railroader, on the
military reservation at that place last
spring, was transferred to the San An
tonio division. He will be tried here
Bids for the construction of the new
Carnegie library were opened by May
or Hicks at noon today and Henry
Clemens got the job for $44,990, just .
$10 less than the limit and about $5,000
cheaper than the next lowest bidder. .
Carnegie donated $50,000 but the sur-
plus over and above the contract'. price?
is to be used in paying te architect:
aud for sundry expenses.
The Telephone Strike.
The strike is still against the South
western Telephone Co. and the- Inde
pendent company is rushing work in
order to be ready to begin operations;
by January 1. As telegraphed The Her
ald Friday, the latest development in
the situation is the bringing in of an
ement by the grand jury in which
it Is stated that "on November 29, 1900,
Martin Wright, C. M. Phillips. Pat Car
roll, O. D. Blanton. L. Speegle. Chas.
West, did unlawfully assemble togeth
er with divers other persons, to the
number of forty and more, with the in
tent and purpose to aid each other by
violence and intimidation to niegal.y
prevent one C. R. Smith, who was then
and there awfully pursuing the labor,
occupation and employment of. a line
man and repairer ,tor the Southwestern
Telephone company, a corporation duly
incorporated, from pursuing and to
disturb him in and deprive him of the
enjoyment of his right to pursue such
labor, occupation and employment, and
to intimidate him. the said C. R. Smith,,
from following his daily avocation of
a lineman and repairer for the said
Southwestern Telephone company, a
corporation duly incorporated, and to.
interfere with his said labor and em
ployment, as aforesaid, contrary to the
statute and against the peace and dig
nity of the state." All of the men
named in the indictment are union'
men who were present at the riot in
which Police Officer William Lacey was
killed, and for which Charles R. Smitii
is under indictment on a charge of
murder. Smith has been granted ball
In the sum of $10,000. and it is expect
ed that he will give bond either tais
afternoon or tomorrow morning. Three
other bills were reported, in which
Martin Wright. O. D. Blanton and L.
Speegle are charged with assault to
murder Charles R. Smith on November
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