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20th YEAR, NO. 302
OVER $20,000,000
Cause Many Wrecks on Both
Coasts Of the Atlantic
In Norfolk Harbor, 'and News
Of Disaster Continues 1o
Come 'n From
AM Points.
LONDON, Dec. 21 A Lloyd's dis
patch from Portland Hill on the South
Devon coast says a steamer is sending
up rockets for assistance in West bay.
It is supposed to be the Westernland
of the Red Star line from Antwerp,
December 15, for New York.
The Westernland was last reported
passing The Lizard in tow of the Brit
ish steamer Somerhill. which was
bringing her back. The Westernland
signaled that she had lost her propel
A terrific gale is raging on the Eng
lish coast. Several small ships are re
ported to have been wrecked.
The White Star liner Cufic has been
abandoned off The Skerries. Her
anchors were dropped in seventeen
fathoms of water an dthe crew landed
by tugs at Holyhead. The Cufic was ex
tricated from her perilous position this
afternoon and is now bound for Liv
erpool in tow. .
The hawsers of the tugs which were
towing the Cufic parted in the heavy
sea. It is supposed the Somerhill lost
the Westernland in the same manner.
LATER A dispatch to the Ex
change telegraph says the steamer
signaling .for assistance in West bay
is the Somerhill. Tugs which were sent
to the vessel's assistance have been
unable to reach her.
Casualties are reported from many
points in the south and west coast.
The storm is also serious i nthe north.
Scotland has been cut off by tele
PORTLAND, England. Dec. 21 The
Red Star steamer Westernland has put
in here with her propeller broken. She
will reach Southampton tonight.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21 Officials of
the Red Star line were delighted
when the News dispatches were shown
them announcing that the Western
land had arrived at Portland, England.
Earlier dispatches reporting the severe
storms on the English coast, and that
the Somernal which, had been towing
the disabled Westernland had appear
ed in .West bay alone, flying distress
signals, had led to anxiety for the safe
ty of the Red Star liner. The West
ernland has thirty-seven cabin and 300
steerage passengers.
Wreck On the Florida Coast.
MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 21 A large Eng
lish tank steamer went ashore south
of here. The breakers are running
high and the wreckers cannot reach
her. . The probabilities are that the
. steamer will be a total loss.
No news has been received of the
. landing of the crew.
Fierce Gale at Norfolk.
NORFOLK, Va.. Dec 21. The At
lantic coast this morning was storm
swept and the gale Is still raging. At
11 o'clock the wind was blowing 50
miles an hours at Cape Henry and was
steadily increasing.
Big Schoner Ashore.
Cape Henry lookout reports a big
unknown three masted schooner
stranded eight miles south, and rapid
ly going to pieces.
Ocean Liner Aground.
The Chesapeake and Ohio ocean liner
Rapidan, the largest vessel trading
regularly out of Hampton Roads, lies
aground two' miles below Thimole
light. She is loaded with cattle and a
miscellaneous cargo for Europe.
Wires Down.
The wires to the dangerous Hatteras
coast are down and nothing has been
heard from there.
The schooner Mary Hudson was run
down and sank in Norfolk harbor at
daylight this morning by the steamer
All the Coal Will Be Converted Into
Coke on the Ground, and Develop
ment of the Iron Deposits on
Large Scale is Expected to Follow
H. B. Layton returned last night
from a week's trip to the Capltan
eountrv. Mr. Layton says that the
new coal company owned by the Beth
lehem Steel company of Pennsylvania,
are working all the men thye can get
and the mines have a very active ap
pearance. . 1
He savs the company have not given
out their plans but it is understood
there that they propose converting all
their coal into coke on the grounds.
The coal has been thoroughly tested
and proved to be a fine article for
coke and it can be burner there and
delivered to the smelters in this sec
tion much cheaper that the Pennsyl
vania article can be delivered here.
The company are now putting their
railroad track to the mines and will
be ready to ship some time this win
ter. They have thoroughly inspected
the iron fields and find that there is
over 50,000,000 tons of the best ore to
be found in the west. The company
probably intends to work the iron next
year and it is believed that they will
put a large furnace at the mines. The
company is one of the largest in the
United States and can successfully
compete with eastern concerns when
the plant is once in operation.
The eight hour scale has been
adopted at the mines and three sets
of men are working day and night.
The coal is being heaped up by the
mines and will be shipped out as soon
as the railroad track is completed.
OMAHA, Neb.. Dec. 21 An import
ant arrest in connection with the kid
naping of Edward Cudahy, Jr., is ex
pected today. Pinkerton detectives en
gaged by the boy's father are cooper
ating with the local police in search
ing for the kidnapers and also for the
gold mulcted from Cudahy, which is
believed to have been buried some
where near Omaha.
Pat Crow, well known in local po
lice circles, is the man whom police
suspect of being the leader of the gang
of Cuhahy's abductors. Posses of offi
cers in plain eolthes are looking for
Crow but so far he has not been found
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 The wife
of Senator Frye. of Maine, died sud
denly this morning.
Mrs. Frye had been sick a few days
but no serious apprehension was felt.
She passed away at 9:15 this morning
In her apartment at the Hamilton. The
senator was in the adjoining room
at the time, supposing j-irs. Frye was
Her ailment was heart trouble.
Senator Frye started with the re
mains for Lewiston. Maine, .u,a after
noon. '
Mrs. Frye, was ucy-seven years old.
BBRNE, Switzerland. Dec. 21 The
national council has ratified the extra
dition treaty with the United States by
a vote of 83 to 5. The treaty was re
cently ratified by the states council
so that it has' now passed both Swiss
houses. 1
Commodore Duryea. Her crew of five
barely escaped with their lives. They
made shore in a small skiff.
The Worst in Years.
The storm is the worst of the year.
No vessel ventured to sea today ex-
jcept the United States transport
I Cooke, which passed the capes in de
fiance of the storm, bound for New
Gunboat Annapolis Stranded.
The gunboat Annapolis,, awaiting or
ders to sail for the Philippines, ran
aground in Norfolk harbor during the
storm this morning. Tugs are work
ing on the big gun boat, which seems
fast in the mud.
Should Be Organized in f his
Ci.y To fake Charge
Of Abuses.
Lies the Solution Of the Pro
blem Of Procuring Decent :
Treatment For Hu
mans and Beasts
A Herald man asked the Rev. Mr.
Wheeler, the street missionary, what
steps, if any, he expected to take in
the matter of the little girl that la
performing on the stage of a low resort
in this city. His answer in substance
was as follows:
"It seems that the people expect me
to take some 6tep in this matter but
the people do not understand the po
sition in which I am placed in this
case. I am obliged to take two sides
of this case. As everybody who knows
me knows, I am an ex-showman and I
am not disposed to fight show people.
I have bad a hard enough time as a
snowman to know that they have
enough troubles without me adding
more. But I cannot endorse show peo
ple when they step out of the bounds
of law and order and common decen
"If the people are willing to coop-
operate with me with their assistance I
can rescue the little girl, but I will not
go and take her away from her moth
er and put. her ? "i the streets to
beg for a living.
"It is not right to take her away
from her mother, nor to take her
mother away from her method of earn
ing a living, without providing a
home and something for them to do.
'There is a state law that covers
this case, lou will find this case
touched upon by article 335, sections
A and B, of the statutes of Texas
This law says that a child under
twelve years of age being mistreated
or kept in an immoral place, or hav
ing an incompetent parent or guardian
in a moral sense, may be rescued by
any private individual, by going be
fore a proper judge and making an afli
davit to the effect that such is the
case. But it would not be a humane
act to the child or mother to take
them away from where they now are
and turn them out on the world to
again grasp at a straw like this to be
saved from poverty.
'If some person with the means to
carry out his plans will go to the wo
man and tell her that if she will quit
the stage of an immoral theater and
seek a more respectable livelihood he
will secure her the position by which
she may do this and pay her way to
the place, it might have some effect.
"The prayers of the church people
and the horror that they express when
they think of the life that little girl
is being led into will not rescue the
girl. They must act. If the citizens
will cooperate with me I will organ
ize a humane society here. I wquld
be glad to do it. I can secure a char
ter that will empower 'the society to
appoint a special officer to arrest peo
ple guilty of inhuman acts 'to humans
or beasts.
We could have no more power in
the case under discussion than the law
gives the single individual, but the
idea is this: We would have a body
to act together. In union there is
"The society would have a man on
the lookout for such cases. He would
report them to the society, then all
together, they would step in and in
terfere with the law breaker and res
cue the persecuted or the wronged in
any way. If money was required to
do we would have a body to act to
gether to raise the money to carry out
the plans.
What is everybody's business is no
body's business. That Is the way with
the case of the little girl. If we had
a humane society it would be the bus
iness of the society and its alone to
rescue the little girl. When we get
the industrial school bill passed then
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Are Now Maturing, and the
Outlook Is Better
Than Ever.
Will Be Offered, and There
Will Be Somt thing To
Amuse and Interest
Every Visitor-
Since the Carnival association has
advertised such wonderful success in
arranging for the big show many local
people have been asking the question:
"What is it going to be?"
The association has been working
more than talking and today gave out
something that thoroughly explains
why they advertise the greatest carni
val ever held in these parts. Every'
thing that has ever been exhibited in
the carnivals in the eastern states will
be put out here and in addition to
this things will be seen here that has
been beyond the reach of eastern cities
and will remain so because of the fact
that they cannot mold their grounds
to prepare for some of the things that
will be presented here.
The eruption of Mt. Franklin is be
yond the reach of any city in the Unit
ed States and the attractions of quaint
old Juarez can only be seen in that
village, with the Mexican manufactur
ing all the curious filigree and drawn
work never presented in an American
city as fully and realistic as it will be
feiveu here.
Secretary Lockwood gave the Herald
reporter a list of the general and Mid
way attractions this morning that have
already been booked and assured him
that as many more would be added
before the end of the week.
The contract for the Mexican village
was let to Mrs. Victoria Sloat of EI
Paso this morning, and she agrees to
have a typical interior scene, with
small houses made of chapparl and
other native shrubbery of the interior
of Mexico. In all these little houses
the natives can be seen making drawn
work, filigree, feather plumage, arti
ficial fruit and other things. The
girls will be dressed in the costume
used in the interior which is not old
or common by any means here in EI
Paso. An old style Mexican orchestra
will also be one of the attractions in
the village and will play day and night
through the carnival week.
A contract has been signed with
Mr. Patrick for the reproduction of a
Yaqui Indian village, which promises
to be new in every particular.. It is
the same that has been prepared for
the great exposition to be given at
Buffalo, New York, next summer.
The Indian war dancers and ghost
dancers will be one of the leading fea
tures of this attraction.
A German village has also been ar
ranged for that will take every German
laid in the mountains of old Ger
layed in. the mountains of old Ger
many and ia the real gardens will be
served all the native dishes so palata
ble to those people. ' Beer will flow in
aconstant stream and every feature
of it will be German in the extreme..
The contract has also been signed
with the Geisser & Huschorn Alpine
Yodlers, am attraction that has been
seen very few places in the Unit
ed States. It is the same attraction
and people that the Waldorff-Astorla
had for one winter and paid $1,000 per
week for. There are two leading la
dies and two gentlemen in the cast.
The scenes are foreign and the Alpine
songs and dances with the splendid
zither accompaniment ' presented by
this company have been seen only In
the leading cities of the east and very
few times there. It is a rare scene in
the heights of the Alps where all the
gradeur or Nature exhibits itself.
The show is given in reality accom
panied by the sound of the coocoos
and the chirp of the blue jays and the
cattle are heard in the distance.
A Japanese act, the finest ever seen
on the continent, is booked for the en
tire week.
The J. W. Tschudi moving pictures
have also been secured. He presents
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
During the Last Five Juonths, and the
Stringency is Serious. The Bankers
Are in Conference With the Govern
ment. While the leading banks of Mexico
are endeavoring to stop the exporta
tion of silver from that country they
are accomplishing very little.
Over $95,000 went through this port
today and fifty thousand went through
yesterday. It appears that most of
the recent shipments have gone to
New York where merchants that trade
with China send it away and profit by
the exchange. The amount of the
daily exports published In The Herald
a few days ago were considerably un
der estimated' according to the custom
house reports, which show that the
amount often reaches $200,000 and very
seldom falls below $50,J00. .
This has been eoine on for over dm
months during which time'nearly $20,-
000,000 has left Mexico for the orient.
It is becoming a serious problem for
Mexico, since that country must fur
nish the cash for all of China and a
goodly part of the subsidiary money of
The question of letting out all the
silver reserve in the Mexican treasury
meets the hearty approval o f the banns
but it is known that this cannot give
permanent relief as long as the money
is sent out of the country at such a
rate as it is going now. It is under
stood that the larger banks, have rec
ommended the export duty on silver
again and Enrique Creel of Chihuahua
and a number of the nther leading
bankers of the republic are-now in
Mexico City to consult with the presi
dent and his secretary of the treasury
about reestablishing the export duty.
The circulating money of Mexico has
oeen growing scarcer every month for
a year but has not been ' affecting the
banks seriously until very recently.
Since they catanot secure sufficient
coin to meet the daily demands, how
ever, they have taken the matter up
and are endeavoring to effect some
LONDON, Dec 21. It is beginning
to be whispered in west end circles
that the queen is failing. - . '
Nothing to give color to the rumor
is had in official reports of the queen's
Her majecty is said to have aged
rapidly n the last few months. Her
appetite, usually so good, has deserted
her. The war and personal lossess
which the queen has suffered through
the year are regarded as the chief
causes for her falling, though the nat
ural ills of the flesh are back of this.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 The state
department this morning cabled in
structions to Minister Conger author
izing his signature to the agreement
of the representatives of the powers in
Pekln, including the . "irrevocable"
preamble and also the paragraph states
that the document is not to be consid
ered as an ultimatum to China.
All the other powers have now tak
en this action. . ' :
WASHINGTON, Dec 21 President
McKinley decided today to start from
Washington about the first of May
on his trip to the Pacific coast to at
tend the launching of the battleship
Representative Jones of Washing
ton called at the white house this
morning and begged the president to
include his state in his itinerary. The
president promised to do so if possible.
CAPE TOWN, Dec 21 Martial law
has been proclaimed ia northern Cape
Colony. . - :
The Cape Dutch are much excited by
the Boer invasion and the situation
Is regarded here as grave.
The Kindergartens Have their
Delightful Christmas
When All the Little Men and
. Women Tried to Affect
Indifference To Oid
Santa Claus.
There is nothing finer and jollier in
El Paso than the kindergartens, and
their Christmas celebration is their
brightest, jolliest morning of all. The
school was crowded this morning with
the two classes of little ones and the
throng of mothers, sisters, and friends
who had been invited to see their
tree. The circle of little ones, girls
with braids, girls witn curls, boys
with vblg neckties, serious faced little
fellows and boys running over with
mischief, was eager for the games and
There were the songs of the robins
and the cooing song of the pigeons in
their cote, the busy song of the car
penter with his saw going s-z-z-z-z and
his hammer going rap-rap-rap, a song
of the barnyard fun of the quackings
of ducks, the mooings of the cow, the
bark of dogs, the hiss of the geese,
the cluck of the hen, the baa-ing of
the sheep and the bleating of lambe.
Then the barn gate was carefully clos
ed and other songs of the busy world
were sung with the little ones clapping
their hands and waving their arms
and pointing their fingers to show the
shining sun, the singing birds, and the
bright stars. Their songs are full of
music, poetry and delight.
The kindergarten games are relished
as pure fun by the children, but at the
same time they are continual lessons
in manners, or rather in that which is:
finer than manners, in courtesy. ' The
children have their morning walk,,
when they bow prettily to their part
ners and walk about to- music, their -morning
skip which also involves a po-
te courtesy from each boy and girl,.
and a little promenade where the cer
emonies include a greeting between-
two of the youngsters as well as- a
bow from the girls and a salute from
the boys. One cannot dwell too much
on the lessons of courtesy that the
babies learn in the kindergarten. If
the home training were one-half as '
careful, the next generation of men
and women would represent the very
flower of polite training. As it is. the
little ones are lucky who begin their
schools in El Paso's kindergarten.
But after the songs and games were
about over, there was a loud shout,.
a ringing peal of sleigh bell music, a
thumping and stamping and a shout
of delight from the youngBters, and
there was Santa Clans, as big,' red
faced, bearded and jolly as ever , talk-. '-
ing and dancing and singing with the
school as though this were not his busy '
season when he had to be at all four -corners
of the earth at once." '-.
The children's ' bright eyes grew
brighter, cheeks grew redder, i.ttle -hands
and feet twitched with excite
ment, and the school could hardly
breathe, so great was the wonder and
delight that took possession of the
It was interesting for the grown
folks to watch the children watch San
ta Claus. One small boy who evident
ly had but lately stepped into trousers
and man's estate of cynicism, eyed
anta with big eyes and then' said:
He ain't only a man." but his slignt
touch of doubt did not prevent his tug
ging at Santa's coat and asking him
earnestly to not forget the bicycle.
One small girl sidled up to him with
much hesitation and then in her em
barrassment shouted. "Santa, they
ain't any chimney in my house, please
come down the bath room light."
Santa was assailed right and left.
"Please bring me a bigger doll than
ever this year." -
'Please bring me a va;on with rub
ber tires."
'Where are your reindeer hitched?"
(Continued on Fourth Page.)

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