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EX. PA EL PASO. TEXAS. WEDNtSOAY. JANUARY 9, 1901 21st YEAR, ?.0. 7. SO Lst Editlo TO-DAYS NEWS, 4:30. p. m. . ...r-.if rtrt.w iiiminu n mm DDlPu K PCMTQ THEY BURN THEIR H0A1ES English Residents In South Africa Octroy The Town and Flee. BOERS ADVANCING r , And Capetown Is In a State Of "Suspense In the Absence of News of Any Sort- CAVE TOWN. Jan. 3 The Boers have looted a farm en miles from :Kimberley. rrhe Cape Town cyclist corpoiauu.., reported to be sharpening their. is reported to have engaged a com- j axes for the necks of the vast army or nnando of the invaders twenty miles !traveling passenger and freight agents from Piquetburg. 1 he latter place U near the west coast, about ninety nriles north erf Cane tPown. English Barm Effect.' and Retire. : Fearing the deprecations of Boor -raiders. Jagersfonteln in the Orans-T "River Colonv las been' evacuated. All :the people, -after buridng their furni ture, wood, -loLhIng.-aid forage, in ill 13000 non-combatants.: retired to Eden .burg. Sharp fight and iHeavy Loss. CAPE TCjx. .Jan SS A sharp fight Hook place .yesterday in the Krugers--dorp district of the .Transvaal between . imperial herse And Beers. The Britidii lost eicht"n 'i 'Med and thirty woun.I . u i.- 1 :ic Cxir .lusfeeb'are not reported. 3ce.- co'ejrs.'.;loS'.that have Invade j i.tVp.- Co:'nv a.'-- apparently roamins rhoi.t i.i r. istrict -between Orange !!iivr in ! rV ,-. iter ,r tut their where z..oix sit i.j. -accura-ely known. Great JBacuemeat Prevails. LONDON. Jan. 9 Great excitement -..prevails in Caie Town owing to the ; absence ofidefirite nw and the prev : alence of many sensational rumors. ".The widely .separated :.ucilts of the in vading army moving in an erratic i fashion are iteming t the British intel . ligence depfcrtmnt nonplussed. BM FIRE IN .BROOKLYN BURNS .STEAMSHIPS. DOCKS, LIGHT ERS AND WAREHOUSES. :NKW YORK. JLan. The harBior excursion steamer Idlewild which was lied up for th -whiter ate? Sard's Farm .dock at the JToot if .Richard tret, .Brooklyn, caught Jlre .this morning. She drifted from lier mo-rings into -.the bain and eaUittad wit -the steant Hhip Studenstan of .Liverpool, which Also caught fire. "The dock. i? RIchrad street was already in flame from the burning vessel. Captain Sorley of iCh Studenstau and Jbu crew nl 38 men were rescued by uuail bo his. The Idledld then drifted to .mother dock .at the foot of Van .Brunt street. wbkii was like-wise set An tire. Beard's stores at Van J3raunt street. a four story ttructure containing Jute, nitrate of soda, and other material was a prey to the flames. The burn ing nitrate resulted in several explo sions. ' Other stores were slightly damaged and the Idlewild was totally destroyed. The Studenstau was badly damaged. and two docks, also two lighters, were consumed. The lighters blew . up with explos ions that shook the buildings on the docks. The loss is a quarter million dol lars. THREE HOSPITAL NURSES HELD TO ANSWER FOR KILLING AN INSANE PATIENT. NEW YORK. N. Y.. Jan. 9 Three Bellevue hospital nurses. Davis. Mar shall, and Dean are held by the cor ner's jury responsiole for beating and choking to death Louis Hilliard, a pa tient in the pavilion for the insane. Today the three men were indicted for manslaughter in the first degree. The maximum penalty is twenty years imprisonment and the grand jury had been asked to indict the me t .or mur der in the first degree. j ENGLISH PILGRIMS IN ROME EX PRESS HOPE FOR THE RETURN OF TEMPORAL POWER. ROME. Jan. 9. At the reception of English pilgrims today the pope com plained of the propaganda of Protes tant sects, which attack the pappacy. he said, even in Rome. There were about 800 pilgrims pres ent, including many from the colonies. They were headed by the Duke of Nor folk, who read an address in English to which Monsignor Bisliti read the pope's reply in fTencb. The text of the English addresses has been published in the Osservatore Romano and has created a sensation in political circles on account of the fol lowing passage: "We pray and trust that the "new century may witness the restoration of the Roman pontiff to the position of temporal independence which your holiness declared was nec essary for the effective fulfilment of the duties of your world wide charge." MOVEMENT TO DISCHARGE TRAV ELING PASSENGER . AND FREIGHT AGENTS. CHICAGO. Jan. 9 The financial powers controlling the destinies of the,an(j has aroused the better people cf irront railroad systems of the nation that r-itv (n the crpatfst indignation. and other officials directly engaged infbered that Garston gave numerous the solicitation of business for the line worthless checks w,hile here and es interested. Should the axes be brought caped to Mexico in a mysterious wvy. into service the official decapitation of His wife followed him and neither was thousands of men and the annual eav-tagaa heard of until several weeks ing of millions of dollars to the carry- later. " ing companies, will be the result. j They went to Chinuahua. In EI Paso The reports of the intention of the j Garston and his wife stopped at a first railroads to bring -about the new re-rfaSs hotel and Mrs. Garston was quite form came as a result f the recent V favorite with all who knew her. Here big deals engineered hv J. PSerpont Morgan, James J. Hill, John D. Rocke feller and others. THE FRENCH BALL WAS VERT. TAME AND ENDED IN A FREE FIGHT QUITE EARLY. NEW YORK. .Jan. 9 The Frercn ball ended early this morning in a -roc fight in which police and -waiters .were the active principals. When the meloe subsided it was found that Inspector Thompson and a -score or more of oth er persons were suffering from bruises. The ball itself was proceeding. tame ly, and beyond a few abbreviated cos tumes there was .little to suggest the riotous fftStJ vi-tine -of former years. The early part of the evening was given up to dancing hy corpybeeof matureyears after which spectators in divert-- dis guises tried to .infuse .some spirit into uie JaJL NARROW MA.UGrX .AGAINST 7PRO- HIBiTION TN ELECTION AT ODESSA, TEXAS. Special Dispatch to The Herafu. ODESSA. Tex., Jan J. At tht local option Section "here -yesterday ?orty two -votes wepe ca -for and -rforty against rohibit5cin. Considerable feeling n-ag manffcstel and there is sone talk of a contest. There 'was but cme sitloon in the pre cinct. SMALLPOX IN KANSAS IS WORE SEVERE AND THEEE WILL BE MORE DEATHS T3iOM IT. TOPEKA. Kas.. Jan. Dr. W. 3. Swan of the state board wf health 'ire- j ports 267 eases of sanifllpox In -the state. He saVd today: The type iuf dhsase is more severe than It was last winder, and I think the will be a considerably larger number of fataK- ties." MARK L. GOODWIN OF "EL PASO ELECTED SENATE JOURNAL CLERK UNANIMOUSLY". Special Dispatch to The Herald. AUSTIN, Jan. 9. The senate com pleted the organization today and ad- jottrnea tin tomorrow, i ne noatie is still nrranlTlno- B. I he governor s message will be re- ceived tomorrow. ir..i. r f i ti n . - ui n.i wa elected journal clerk of the senate with out opposition. CASE OF BANNER uiii il,l,i.nu CO. VERSUS DIETER RE VERSED AND REMANDED j Special Dispatch to The Herald. I SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. Jan. 9. The appellate court in th case of , the Ban- j ner Distilling company versus J. P. : Diete-. from El Paso, reversed the judgment of the lower court and re- manded the case. ' . GARSTON IN CHIHUAHUA He Played the Same Game There That He Worked In El Paso. WIFE'S SAD PLIGHT She Nearly Starved for four Uajs and Was Maltreat ed In Nnmerous Ways. A story of more Hi- 5S interest in El ' paso has come fight in Chihuahua it is the story of A. N. Garston and Wg wife whQ gpent severai weeks In Paso iast October. It will be remem- it became rumored that she bad run away from home to marry him. She was very young -and beautiful as weil I as accompjjsnea ana ciever in t-wnver- j sation. I At Chihuahua they stopped at a goo-1 i hotel and for a while Garston pal 1 their board oirt of money he received on worthJefciv:r.hecks. Finally Bis mon ey gav-e out :and he moved bis .yonng wife to a respectable Amerittan room ing noise. -Here she began to realize more a&an er that she had destnoyeJ hers!X by -cltiging to the man she had marrvfl. .For four days -she remained at tfast hoirxt; without anything o ea; except a Urcle tea olleretl her by s lady zriend one alterncon. See wa-s too proud t beg and rame ji ear starr ing ttSiere. ln"the atsernoon of lie fourth day Garston cane in and tcld liis wife that some friends had invited them to stay at tlvsir. house until heonld get money from home. He explained that the la dies ere.ir.t at home tut would return in a few days. She accepted the inv.-tati-n and -was taken to the house af ter sight. .She went to a small roo.n and for the days remained there re ceiring .hei meals in her room and see ing ao ont at all. In the -evening -of the Oilrd Buy Garston came in and toIJ her that Xh women bad returned and asked her .to join them in the parlor. With lhi the husband led his pretty .young wife into a parlor where gay girls were dancing, singing and drinfciiif .beer to the music at a na tive orchestra. She was received with a hurrah. Bursting aato tears Mrs. Garston fled from the room and sought her own quarters. Sfce bad then been under that roof for three days knowing noth ing of the character of the place. She denounced her nusnand in a fit of I wrath and rine room un able ,eave Mttu tne next day' The g,r,s v,sitd her and PParently were .pitying her. FeHing that every friend I (.she had ever had had deserted her audlpounded to pieces by high seas and it ithat her Wn Darents wull never re- J ueive ner. Buttering irom intense nun- I ger and deprivation, the young woman lost hope. I After this turn of affairs Garston I hung around the place trying to see his wife but with the assistance of the po- Hce she has kept him from the house, He then went .o the Hotel Palacio and i i i t r , . . I cuKitcru uuara. navinE no monev nisi"" welcome ran out ana the hotel man had him arrested Saturdav for the lel.f .. . ...... I ne was taken to jail but released on I the promise that he would pay the j money by 4 o'clock. He then sent aland have been the scene of note to his wife asking her for the I money and she refused. Garston hi t nothing more to do and escaped from town and up until yesterday had not been heard of. Garston was once a man of good po- sition. It is said that he was an as- sistant traveling passenger agent oflMerriam commander of the depart- the Illinois Central railroad out of Chi- cago, and when he married went west 1 - I (Continued on Fifth Page.) I be NUMBER INCREASED Of Representat'Ves Kress Under New BUI. In Con the NO STATE LOSES And a Number of States Wil Gain Considerably Under Ihe New Appor tionment. WASHINGTON. Jan. 9 The house of representatives late yesterday af ternoon passed the Burleigh bill for reapportionment of the representation of the states in congress. Under this act the total membership of the house is fixed at 386. instead of 357 as at pres ent. The proposition of Representative Crump-acker to recommit the bill so as to permit an investigation into the restriction of the suffrage in the south was killed, by a good majority, many republicans voting with the democrats. Under the bill passed no state loses a congressman, and a number of states make gains, as follows Illinois. New York and Texas, three Kch; Minnesota. New Jersey and .Pennsylvania, two each, and Arkan sas. California. Colorado, Connect! ut. Florida. Louisiana. Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina. North Dakota. Washington, West Vir ginia and Wisronsin. one each. The bill declares against the practice known as gerrymandering. LARGE THRONGS ATTEND THE FUXERAX. SERVICES OVER RE MAINS OF ARMOUR. CHICAGO.. Ills.. Jan. 9. Funeral servlcs over the remains of the late PhUip D. Armour begun at eleven this morning -with a private service at the residence on Prairie avenue, which was attended by members of the fam ily only. Dr. Frank W. Gunsaulus officiated. Ho first read the twenty-third Psalm which was a favorite of Mr. Armour. This was followed by the fourteenth chapter of St. John. Dr. Gunsaulus then offered a prayer composed for the purpose of affording comfort for the family. The music was furnished by the choir of the Sec ond Presbyterian church. The remains were taken to the t han Ul of t.hc Armour Institute directly af- ter the anm-onriate KrvW and th they remained in state until 2 o'clock, at which hour the public services were held. A special funeral train was waiting at Thirty-Uiird street and the Ft. Wayne tracks at the close of the service at Arruous mission to take the body to Graceland. An Immense throng viewed the re mains. . MAIL STEAMER. BEATING TO PIECES ON THE ROCKS'IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. MARSEILLES, Jan. 9 The mail steamer Russie which went aground on Fararfnan Island Sunday is being is feared the ninety passengers and crew on ooaru will perish. I he tempest is still raging today. All efforts to rescue the crew and pass- engers have been futile. The waves (are now breaking over the steamer, I The ligni house keeper on the island reported at midnight that the oosition of the vessel was desperate. The Toiil . t .,, . iue i ravauieur is earner to maun m- attempt to reach the Russie. but it is feared that it will he hnnolouo . me rocks on which the vessel ia stranded are exceptionally dangerous. wrecks GEN. MERRIAM RECOMMENDS THE REHABILITATION OF FT. WHIPPLE, ARIZONA. PRESCOTT, Ariz., Jan. 9. General "icnt or Colorado, who is here investi- 8at,nS the bandoned pott at Fort Whipple, will recommend that the post reestablished. I VU XJ-VTi. IjlJlkkJ A i.l"!- v .... CROSSING AT ONCE AND MUCH DAMAGE THE RESULT. LONG BRANCH. N. J... Jan. 9. Five persons were seriously hurt this morn ing in a collision at the junction of th! Lehigh Valley and Long Branch railroads at Perth Amboy, between ai engine of the Lehigh Valley running light and a Long Branch train. The engineers of both locomotives attempted to make the crossing at the same time. The Long Branch train was filled with passengers and all the cars of the train were badly wrecked. SON OF WEALTHY PARENTS SAID TO HAVE BEEN KIDNAPED AT ATLANTA. ATLANTA. Ga., Jan. 9 It is report ed from Union Springs that Bass Fraz er, the 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs N. H. Frazer, a wealthy couple there, was kidnaped, at Atlanta Sunday by unknown parties and Is prObaDiy 9.2 being held by them for ransom in Kan sas City. The last seen of young Frazer was at his boarding house in Spring street Sat urday evening. Then he dropped com pletely out of signt. . THE PRESIDENT IS STILL KEPT TO HIS ROOM BY A VERY STUBBORN COLD. WASHINGTON. Jan. 9 While the president is kept in his room and is fighting with a nextremely stubborn cold, there is no occasion 'for anxiety as to his health, and no foundation for the alarming stories . . telegraph j,1J throughout the country yesterday.' Although the president's cold Is not of a serious nature his physician has 1. l" " lcw uaj,s ttul Ofliripful " - n .1 , me iiresiueni. iias aeciaea xo ao cms. . bL,OW PROGRESS MADE BY THE SENATE ON ARMY BILL IS SOMEWHAT ALARMING. WASHINGTON. Jan. 9 Slow prog ress is being made by the senate In con sideration of the army reorganization bill and this fact is beginning to alarm the friends of the measure. ' ' - The principal cause for the prolong- ation of the debate is the reatritr., placed o nthe eligibly of volunteers new army. to appointment to commissions in the You Can Vote Until 8 O'clock Tonight i ne election for directors of th"i chamber of commerce is now in pro- sit-ss ai me cnamDer of commerce I rooms. inere are seventeen nominees, Mr. Krakauer having withdrawn his name, and there are nine places to be filled. Every member is expected, to cast vote. The polls are now onen and urill be open until 8 o'clock, at which tin the annual meetine of the chamber will be held. Let every member come also the an-1 nual meeting. It will be a time orlwumn tne next few weeks. talking over the work of the year and taking a new start. The names of the new directors wiU be. announced at the meeting tonight Tonight also tne public is asked to come to tne chamber of commerce meeting, or at least those who are in terested In the coming mining con vention. VOTE RIGHT NOW. BLAS AGUIRRE'S SENTENCE I NOT COMMUTE'). But Consul Mills Entertains Some I Hope That His Sentence May Yet Be Commuted. I A rumor has been afloat for several I days that Bias Aguirre. the American j Mexican who was sentenced to be shot! in Juarez, had had his sentence com-J muted to twenty years in the peniten- tiary. This report is groundless. Aguirre is I still in prison in Chihuahua and his to relieve the situation and has re sentence has not been interfered with, leased the silver reserve in the trea3 His mother called on Governor Ahu- ury. This gave little relief and all the mada last week but he gave her very! littie satisfaction. I Consul Mills at Chihuahua enter- J tains hopes that Aguirre will get a re-to prieve and yet get off with a light sentence and the governor promised to investigate the case. Herald job office. Phone 116. MEXICAN FINANCE tnl'ghtening Opinions Ex pressed By Chihua hua Bankers. THE STRINGENCY Is Belittled By 1 hem, But the General ublic finds the. Tightness Very Real, In spite of the efforts of the govern ment and the banks of Mexico to kerp down alarm the financial conditions in Mexico are becoming more alarming every day. Rumors of different character have been afloat in the United States about the conditions in Mexico for severs? months but conflicting statemate have come from Mexico and the trlle" state of affairs has been kept from the" public in so far as authoritative state ments, are concerned. Knowing that Don Enrique Creel, manager of the Banco Minero in Chihuahua, and the ' father of the banking Dusiness In the -republic, was authority on the subject, The Herald sent a special representa tive to his bank this week to leaitf ' the conditions from him direct. His explanation of the conditions is given verbatim below and can be tak en as a banker's side of the question. However there is another side, that "f the public. In every state in tn "V public of Mexico the financial stria gency is being seriously flt ani in . some places havoc has already. be?n--: wrought. The largest bank in Guatl:.--lajara -ailed a month ago and as a re- Bult many Iarge and many more small firms have been forced outof bus iness in that .section. The bank note3 of that institution, amounting to near ly one million dollars, are now dead tnoney in the hands of the public. ' . The banks that have been exporting . silver have found themselves in a bad state and even now their notes will not be cashed by any other bank in the republic. It was only a few years aga when Enrique Creel established the clearing house in Mexico City and. brought all the bank notes in the re public to par at any other bank or in trade.. Since the middle of December this state of affairs has changed and only two banks in the republic now J honor the notes of each other. These aai - e Banco National and the Banco , .uiuciu m iiiuuaiiiia ana Aiexico Lilly. If 1 - , ,1.5V. 1 j . . , The notes of the Zacatecas banks can not be cashed in Chihuahua or any other city in the country and they are all coming in to the banks there. The result Is expected to crush those banks Loans have been almost entirely cut off in every part of the republic and even American gold will not produce Mexican silver coin. Interest has In creased to practically a prohibitive point and no one can afford to pay it. Banks have ceased to pay time depos its until the time arrives and where . they once charged discount on depos its they are now paying big interest on deposits of a montn or more. The merchants cannot borrow money fro-ii the banks at any price and they re- turn evil by refusing to deposit the:r mney With the banks' in vmnuanua Monday a man tried to secure silver dollars on $500 in United states gold. He was told that the bank ulu nul wanl nls SOiu ami that they had more American money in the banks in New lork than they could use. , He insisted and was told that he could get S1.70 for his money when a few, weeks ago it was worth S2. Tui j is a .common thing in Chihuahua and Iclearlv ill The government is doing all it can mints in the country were thrown op- en last Fridav. This move tv-ns nniv figurative as there is no silver bullion coin. The bullion has been leaving the country in the ores sold to the ore trusts and after going through the refineries in the east goes to the mark- ( Continued on Fourth Page.)