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EL PASO DAILY HERALD. THURSDAY. DECEMB R 20, iOO
6 Latest Reports are that 3 Will have his 8 s OOCOOOOOOOOCOO INDIAN PRIESTESS - t IS EXCITING THE PAPAGO v TRIBE BY HER TALK. Julia Schaffer is Causing Almost as Much Stir as Did Santa Teresa, With Her Strange Teachings and Rites. Special Correspondence of The Herald. PHOENIX, A. T., Dec. 16 "Fire wa ter" could not have had the powerful effect on the Ignorant Papago Indians south of Tucson, as did the curious teachings of Julia Schaffer,' one of the lost remarkable of religious fanatics. Where the woman is now, nobody seems to know. The Indians are in a rage because she has been frightened off the reservation rfy the whites, and they threaten trouble in case the wo man, who is regarded as a messenger from the happy hunting grounds, is mot restored to them. "Julia." a Pa pago squaw, who was almost adored by all Papagos who held her up as an ex ponent of virtue and beauty, is in the Phoenix insane asylum, mentally a wreck because she accepted the teach ings of Julia Schaffer. The Indians assert positively that this woman is possessed of remarkable healing pow ers. They believed in her teachings because they seemed reasonable, but they were certain the woman was a di vine messenger when she performed several miracles. She causes the blind to see and the lame to walk, according to the Indians and restored to health several Indians who were on their death bed. Julia Schaffer's doctrine is a peculiar xsixtnre. embracing parts of the creeds ot the Jews, the Hindoos, the Bramahs aod the Indians of this country. She . believes in many of the commandments but does not seek to discourage the practice of plural wives. The domi nent feature of the new creed is the be lief in dreams, which according to the strange woman presage one's future. When she first went among the In dians several weeks ago the Papagoes regarded ber with suspicion. They soon abandoned their own religion, however, and the teaching of mis sionaries and followed the woman about as the diciples followed Jesus Ghrlst. She exercised complete control over ber subjects and proceeded to launch a Utopian manner of living in which the Indians were to earn their bread without sweating at the brow. headquarters at Sponger's 216 San Antonio St., this year not only for the little ones, but for the TOYS AND DOLLS, Our assortment of Holiday Goods were never so large as this year. Our supply Is ample for every onelarge and small, our prices will be very low and the goods are all first class you should call early to avoid the rush which will commence very shortly. Tou can make your assortment and we will take care of them for you until you are ready, which will be better for you and us. , Our assortment of Dolls are complete in every respect, ranging in prices from 5c to $12.00. Toy Dishes, China from 5c 10 5 00- Weeder Steam Engines and Trains. . .... Iron Stoves from , J - Tool Chests from ?c to $4.uo. Blocks of all kinds from Vl? Iron Safes from 10c to 200- Games to suit the young and old. Toy Pianos from 25c to 7-60' Many others too numerous to mention. 1 OUR LINE OF DOLL BUGGIFS. . and Go Carts were never so complete as this year. The prices are very low for the quality. We have Doll Furniture in white enamel, such as Wash Stands, Dressers, Folding Beds, China Closets, and others. TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION. Our line Is too numerous to mention only a few things and must be seen to be appreciated. When looking don't fafl to look ver our line in basement it will pay you to investigate before purchasing. OUR I INE OF FURNITURE. Such as Rocking Chairs, Reception Chairs, in Oak and Mahogany, Rattan and Willow, was never more Book Cases, China Closets, Desks, etc. These goods are all new and up-to-date in quality and very low OUR LINE OF CHINA. Was never as fine as It is this year and so large. We have Dinner Sets from A Nice Line of Table Sets from Cups and Saucers We have 100,000. ranges in price from And Fancy Plates and Dishes too numerous to mention from the PO MANY GOODS. We have so many goods you one and all to call of object to you we will We must make room for PBINGBR'S, She commenced by telling them that they must abide by the apparent teach ings of their dreams, and that by them they can obtain glimpses of the future. She declared the world would soon cease to exist or would be hurled into unlimited space, when the Indians would take up their bows and arrows, many miles from the deserts of the Apaches. The strange woman's teachings have made a wonderful effect on the Indians. Some of them are morose on account of unpleasant dreams and contemplate suicide, while others have abandoned their ordinary pursuits and are patient ly awaiting the happiness' indicated in their visions. Most of the Papagoes are on the verge of insanity and the authorities are encountering a great deal of difficulty in correcting the ef fect of the peculiar teachings and re storing the Indians to their normal methods of living. Soon after Julia Schaffer commenced working among the reds, J. Harndon. of the Tucson mission school, went into the reserva tion to preach as usual, but he could assemble no congregation. The women and bucks had turned their heads to ward a more fasinating creed. Julia Schaffer came to Phoenix about a year ago and manifested a great deal of interest in the Mormon religion which she studied in the smaller towns near this place. Very little is known of her. She is a mixture of Dutch and Indian and her husband recently came from Holland. She established a col ony in Phoenix and taught the strange creed which she said had been revealed to her in a vision. She soon obtained a number of fol lowers. One of them created a scene on the streets by announcing to a large assembly of citizens the early ar rival of Jesus Christ, and the follow ing day he was committed to the asy lum. Others of the eccentric flock were later adjudged insane, but evi dence strong enough to establish the insanity of the woman, who on all matters Except religion appeared abso lutely rational and even intelligent, could not be produced. She left Phoe nix quietly a few months ago and noth ing more was heard of her until she made her appearance among the ig norant Papagoes. 'Phone 8 to Kasemaa for the oest coal. Hotel Pierson, American plan $2.00 to $3.00 per day. All outside rooms. Call 587 for Deming water m&a. of every description on our floors it and see what we have in store for you. make it a point to suit as well. other goods and must have money. A WHOLESALE LEWIS G. TEWKSBURY IN THE CITY OF MEXICO. He Left New York Last Summer Ow ing Half a Million Dollars, and Is Now Said To Be in Business in the Southern Capital. His Marvelous Career in Wall Street. From the New York World. Lewis G. Tewksbury, stock broker, horseman and man-about-town, who disappeared from his offices at No. 32 Broadway, on June 29 last, leaving creditors vainly looking for sums es timated at $500,000 intrusted to his care, is doing a thriving business in the City of Mexico, where he is living in opulence under an assumed name and enjoying the friendship of high of ficials in the republic of Mexico. A few weeks after he vanished from New York Tewksbury leased for five years a store nearly opposite and from Americana, on Calle de San Francisco, in the most advantageous section of the City of Mexico. This he fitted up in the most magnificent style. The World correspondent reports that the place has no equal in the republic. The discovery that Tewksbury is liv ing prosperously in the Mexican capi tal was verified yesterday by a well known New York woman living on the upper west side. At the request of this woman, who know sthe broker person ally, her name is withheld. When ask ed if she had seen Tewksbury in the City of Mexico, she replied that she had visited his store there a few weeks ago, and that she had seen the broker both at the store and at several priv ate functions. "I thought it strange at the time," she said, "that a man of his New York connections should have made that city his home. He was living in fine style and had the confidence of the business men of the city. There was no question there as to his honesty, and he was such a favorite, both so cially and in a business way, that an impeachment of his honor would have resulted unfavorably for his accuser." The disappearance of Tewksbury cre ated a sensation in Wall street, where it was generally believed that he was wealthy and that his brokerage meth ods were legitimate. Of the forty creditors notone would swear out a warrant for his arrest, declaring that he would return and settle his obli gations. So great has been the faith of those to whom Tewksbury owed large sums of money that even today they hold to the same opinion. Those however, who' were intimately asso ciated with the broker were not sur prised at the collapse. Tewksbury came to this citl from Manchester, N. H., In 1888, bringing with him a little money and an abun dance of Yankee shrewdness and nerve His meteoric fight to wealth began shortly after his arrival, when he be came a member of the Consolidated Stock and Petroleum exchange. He amassed welath rapidly and came to be alluded to on the street as a com cheapest to the best. will be impossible for us to mention If prices are an object we will make word to the wise is sufficient. Furniture, Carpets and House Furnishings, 216 San Antonio St. AND RETAIL. ing "Napoleon of finance." He was magnetic in manner, suave, courteous and possessed admirable coolness. It was said of him that he could lose $500,000 without showing the slightest emotion. There is no doubt that at one time he had great wealth. An inti mate friend declared at the time the firm went to the wall that Tewksbury once owned government bonds alone valued at $1.200.u00. In addition he bought a house on West Seventy-second street for $500,000 and was the owner of the famous pacers John R. Gentry, with a record of 2:00, and Robert J.. 2:01. Tewksbury was a lover of art. and his magnificent home was filled with choice collections of statuary, tapes tries and bric-a-brac. The collecting of scarf-pins was one of his fads, and it is said that no price Was too great for a pin. once he made up his mind that he wanted it. Among his associ ates Tewksbury was known as one of the most prosperous bankers and brok ers in town, a liberal entertainer and a man who would bet any amount in backing bis judgment. His greatest fad was driving fast horses. Robert J. and John R. Gentry at the time the two greatest pacers in the world, were taken off the track and put in road harness. He built a magnificent stable and seemed to have unlimited means to gratify his tastes. He built a palatial private car to take his horses about the country with him. RICii MEN ON THE JURY. J. Pierpont Morgan and a Rockefeller Hear a $50 Case. New York millionaires have hereto fore shown an aversion to serving as jurors, preferring to pay the $100 fine which the court usually inflicted. To day some of them found out how much there was of interest and amusement in the near-by world which they had missed. William Rockefeller, J. Pier pont Morgan, Peter Cooper Hewitt and other wealthy men like Frederick T. Adams, Francis Draz. Benjamin T. Rhodes. Frederick L. Eld ridge and A. A. Seligsberg acted as jurors on the third panel of the sheriff's jury, which has just opened its December session in the county court house. Tne aggregate wealth ot the jury would probably amount to hundreds of millions and they solemnly discussed the pros and cons in a suit for slander in which two Irish women were the principals. They were on jury duty nevertheless, for three hours. They heard five cases, for which they assess ed damages not greater than $2000. When court convened there were about sixty out of the 100 members of the third panel present. "Did you ever see so many 'sleepers here before?" ventured a court attache to Under Sheriff Mulvaney. In court house parlante a "sleeper" is a juror who generally pays his fine In prefer ence to serving on the jury. Although the under sheriff made no reply be could scarcely repress a smile as glanced around him. There was just a general laugh in the room as Fore man Julius Weil drew from his box the complete In prices. Hum. today. Side Boards, g- 35.00. ,Z L . Be to $J.oo. one half of them. Some time I want la a point to suit you. If quality Is names of those who were to serve. Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Morgan each looked surprised at seeing the other present. When the roll was called tby answered to their names and when called upon to serve as jurors they quietly took their seats. Mr. Rock efeller sitting a tier above Mr. Morgan. As the witnesses appeared before Un der' Sheriff Mulvaney for examination they gazed askance at the unusually well-groomed jury before them. They were not accustomed to seeing jurors in frock coats, holding shining silk hats in hand. After disposing of three title cases they listened to the testimony of Rich ard Tapolian. who had brought suit against his employer, George B. Chris tian, for damages received by a falling beam. He asked for $5000. but the jury only gave him $1000. The case that provided genuine enjoyment to Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Morgan was that of Mary -E. Dowd against Bridget White for slander. The plaintiff sued for $2000 damages, but the jury only assessed the damage at $50. The wo men were employed in a box factory as scrubwomen. The defendant had a rich Irish brogue. Every time she spoke Mr. Rockefeller and Mr. Morgan had difficulty in re straining their laughter. More than once a titter was faintly audible in the court room. Proudly facing them and looking at Mr. Morgan, she said: "You be gentlemen, and I'm a lady. As Mrs. Dowd called me an insultin' name I hope you'll see that justice is done." After the cases had been disposed of the third panel held a business meet ing, when plans were discussed for the annual dinner. The third panel is composed of many men who are well known in the busi ness and financial world. By serving on the sheriff's jury they are exempt from other jury service. John D. Rock efeller and Frederick W. and William K. Vanderbilt are members of the pan el. Chicago Chronicle. KEPT THE WHEEL. Deaf Mute Held Bicycle Until Widow Promised to Marry Him. NEW York False and fickle was the Widow Coakley at least, so it appeared in the court proceedings. She i.ad promised her hand and heart to Louis Samuel, the cobbler who does his tacking and stitching in a little shop at No. 3 Coenties slip, and who boarded with her at No. 1833 Third avenue. But on Saturday afternoon, after Louis had paid, her $13 on ac count of board, she told him in sign language, for both are deaf mutes that she had changed her mind. "Give me back my money," cried Louis as fiercely as one can cry it on one's fingers. The false and fickle one laughed in his face. "Very well, then," said Louis, mak ing his fingers flash so fast it was hard for the eye to follow them, "I'll be revenged." Descending to the basement he mounted the widow's bicycle and rode triumphantly away. Nor did he bigfolks also return to her fireside. She sought assistance from the Old Slip station and in a fair, round hand set forth the facts in the case. De- the little cobbler's shop In Coenties Slip. They found Samuel hard at work at his bench, but he smiled sardoni cally when asked to return the wheel. All hands adjourned to the Center street court, where the puzzling case was presented to the judicial mind of Magistrate Flammer. Plaintiff and defendant were provid ed with slates. Detective Quigley stated the facts of the case in spoken language, and then Magistrate Flammer took up the pencil. "Where is the bicycle?" and "Did you take it?" he wrote. "I did," and "I won't tell, because she refused to marry me." "But you must tell," wrote the mag istrate. "I won't," was the defiant reply. "Tell him if he doesn't give up the stolen wheel I will send him to pris en." said the magistrate, testily. Po liceman Slott translated this into the sign language. "I will not give it back unless she keeps her promise to marry me," was the defiant reply. Then the widow turned her sorrow ful eyes upon her lover. Her hands flew. His flew in return. They grew more and more excited, and the pris oner turned a radiant face to the mag istrate. "She has promised to marry him, and they want to make up," said Po liceman Slott ecstatically. "Dismissed," shouted Magistrate Flammer so loud that even the deaf ought tohave heard. And arm in arm the erstwhile vindictive couple left the court room to seek a deaf and dumb clergyman. CEMENT SIDEWALK. If you want a desirable walk. W. S. Holtzman. P. O. Box 886. HOLIDAY EXCURSION RATES. "Via The Santa Fe Route." On account of the holidays the "Santa Fe Route" will sell round trip tickets to all points on their line in New Mexico at one fare for the round trip, selling dates Dec 24th.. 25th.. 31. and January 1st., final return limit January 2nd., tickets on sale at City and Depot offices. Buttermilk. Telephone No. 156. Go to Hotel Don Bernardo, leading hotel of Las Cruces. New Mexico. Drummers' headquarters. $2 and $2.50. $1,500 to loan at 6 per cent for five years on improved business property. B. F. Hammett & Sons, Mills Building. CHANGE IN MEXICAN CENTRAL LEAVING TIME, Effective December 16th. " Mexica Central will leave El Paso at 9:4 a. m., Juarez at 10:40 a. m., local time. Dr. J. H. Parsons, Dentist, room 11 Plaza Block.