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4:30. p. m. Last Edition EL PASO. TEXAS FRIDAY. JANUARY 2t, 1901. 21st YEAR, NO. 21. PRiCl5CENTS. EL. PA SO J a f STRINGENCY . DOUBLED It Is Now Said That Texas Will Establish Absolute Quarantine. AGAINST THE WEST Unless Colifomia Takes Some Strict Measures to Con trol the Spread ctthe Alleged Plague. According to the official reports from Austin and San Francisco and the or ders that have been received in El Paso by the quarantine authorities, the bubonic plague situation in California is becoming serious. Yesterday John R. Mobley. btate quarantine officer here, received orders from Dr. Blunt at Austin to enforce a strict quarantine against Bakers field, California, and to make more stringent rules regarding San Fran cisco. ' This order came following a report from the authorities at Bakersfield stating that a plain case of the piague had developed in that city. Mr. Mobley said this morning that he was not in position to discuss the matter and from personal knowledge he could say nothing of the situation in California but from his orders he be lieves that the matter is becoming more serious. "Like every one else in El Paso," said Mr. Mobley, "I am sorry that the thing has gone so far and am opporcd to any unnecessary quaran tine, but I must enforce the orders of my superiors and must credit the re ports as they come from good as well as authoritive sources. I cannot tell what the result will be but I am now enforcing a strict quarantine against San Francisco and Bakersfield." Mr. Mobley would not discuss the probable action of the Texas authori ties but it is known that Dr. Blunt and Governor Sayers are watching the sit uation and If the state of California does not take immediate steps to pre- SNAP OF JUAN CAILL.ES. Filipino General Making Things Lively For Americans. n - 0 This is the first photograph reach ing this country of General Juan Cail les. the Filipino guerilla whom our boys in blue are chasing. It was taken in a studio at Hong Kong during the Sapnish-American war. Copies of this photograph are issued by our commander-in-chief at Manila to aid in the capture of the outlaw. 1 1 vent the spread of the disease or in some way determine whether or not the real Dlague exists, Texas will take steps to force California to action. Tsui Hrtea not seem to be alone in this matter and will be assisted by a number of western states that are like ly to be affected by the existence of the plague. it Is said on good authority that Dr. Blunt and Governor Sayers will soon rtomand the eovernor and health board of California to take some action in th matter or out on a granite wail quarantine against that state. The po litical differences In Caiirornia are crarded as an unfortunate thing by the Texas authorities and so far this state has resDected the opinions of the two factions and accepted a compromise suggested by Texas authorities as me best method of treating the case. Now, however, since the plague has appeared outside of San Francisco a more de termined stand Is to be taken by Texas and something of a complication is likely to result. whether or not the disease is bu bonic plague, it is thought to be such by the authorities of Texas. ioui3iana, and Colorado, and they are threatening to be governed accordingly. It is en Hrelv Drobable that every train from California, whether from San Francls- fr or anv other part of the state, win be held up at El Paso and neither r-otirht or nasseneers be allowed to en ter the state, if the California author ities do not immediately cooperate with Texas and the other states in pre venting the spread of the disease. It a still a auestion whether the disease is bubonic plague or not but the ma rine officials state that it is and tne authorities of the other states take their report as true. Against this tne state of California has fought strongly, but the disease, whatever it may be. is spreading and the Texas authorities are now preparing to move. VI Paso is bound to suffer more man any other city in the country and should urge that something be done immediately. If all passenger and freight into this city from the west o atnnned it will be more serious than can be imagined and it is more than nrohahle that this will be done in a few days if the governor of California does not give up the fight and endeavor to stamp out the disease with the for eign authorities. GREAT BRITAIN LIKELY TO ACT PROMPTLY ON THE HAY PAUNCEFOTE TREATY. WASHINGTON D. C. Jan. 25. "There is not likely to be any delay on the part of Great Britain in acting upon the Hay-Pauricefote treaty, said Representative Mann today. "If the treaty should be accepted by Great Britain I have no doubt the state will pass the Hepburn bill authorizing the construction of the Nicaragua canal I do not like the treaty because it doe3 not go far enough." TWO YOUNG HERO WORSHIPERS CAME TO GRIEF IN CHICAGO THIS MORNING. CHICAGO. Jan. 25 John- Brown. 13 years of age, Sylvester Korten, aged 12 started from Kewanee, Illinois, yester day for Colorado to kill lions like Roosevelt. When they reached Chicago this morning they were arrested and taken to the Harrison street station. KING EDWARD VII EXPRESSES HIS THANKS TO PRESIDENT MKINLEY. WASHINGTON. Jan. 25 President McKinley today received a dispatch from King Edward VII thanking the president very graciously for his ex pressed sympathy on the death of Vic toria. SUPERINTENDENT PERKINS IS IN THE CITY. George O. Perk'ns superintendent of telegraph for iho Mexican Central railway, came in l.st night on the northbound to visit his wife and chil dren In this civ. Owing to customs regulations he spent the night in Juarez to await the release of his baggage and reached the city today. Superintendent Perkins says that Mexico is forging rapidly to the front and the heavy demand in the orient for her silver is a great thing for the I country even if it does take tilver out j of circulation. He says the Mexico City papers are hooting at the idea of there being stringency of the mon ey market or anything like a financial J crisis. I Superintendent Perkins was former ly manager of the Postal Telegraph office here. He will remain in the city several days. COUNT TURNS TEARFULLY TO COLUMBIA. Financial Troubles Force Castellanes to Seek Refuge in America. mm Shi wfmA m A M wi, iL MS if - -fwL W4 f in mm Having flung the Gould millions to now declares that he will shake loose from the army of creditors who are hounding him and leave France for the United States. His brother-in-law, George Gould, whose refusal to permit any more extra agance by Castellane has precipitated this action, is understood to favor the Count's idea. The Count will probably announce that he intends merely to visit America, but those who are in the family's confidence know that Boni intends to remain here permanently. """" CAPE TOWN THREATENED Boers Continue to Advance Despite the tfforts of Kitchener. ARE UNCHECKED British Fortresses Are Man. ned By Civilians But the Enemy Has no Intention of Attacking Them CAPE TOWN Jan. 25. Despite Lord Kitchener's scheme to drive all the Boers out of Cape Colony by deploying his forces across the country in a great semi-circle and closing in on the enemy by concentrated advances, the Boor commanders are making progress in their invasion. The forces under the Boer leaders are now spreading throughout the south of the Colony and coming near er to Cape Town. At present they are branching out through the district to the west of Kritzinger and are menacing Oud it shorn. All the British forts are well de fended at present and civilians, loyal to the British cause, are aiding to man the fortifications, but thus far this has been only wasted energy. The Boer ! commandos have no intention of un dertaking the hopeless task of attack ing these defenses. SENATOR HANNA QUITE HOPE FUL THAT THE SHIP SUBSIDY BILL WILL PASS. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. Congress is quite busy today. After a lively de bate the naval appropriation bill was passed by the house, very few changes being made in it as reported from the committee. In the senate the Hanna ship subsidy bill was up and Senator Dc-pew made a two hours speech warmly advocating I the measure. Senator Hanna this af- . ternoon is quite hopeful of passing the ' bill. I w the winds. Count Bonl de Castellu COWED BY CONSCIENCE i Beautiful Woman W 10 Des erted Her Husband Ask ed to Be Arres'ed. FRISCO SENSATION Because She Had Committed Bigamy She Feaed That Her First Husband Would Kill Her- SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 25 A beau tiful young woman, giving her name as Mrs. Daisy Littlewllder of Oraeara, entered the city prison this morning at 9 o'clock, and asked that she be locked np because she is a bigamist and knew that if the man she had deserted found it out he would surely kill her. -She says she is 25 years old and was married twelve years ago to Littlewlld er at her home in Davenport, Iowa. They lived together two years in Colo rado and New Mexico and then she ran away from him and came west. Afterward, she met John O meant, and married him without observing the formalities of a divorce from Little wilder. "I know," she said, "if Omcara ever finds this out he will kill me. I saw a constable looking at me and I was sure he was going to arrest me, so I ran away." SICK SOLDIERS BY THE SHIP LOAD ARE BEING SENT HOE FROM PHILIPPINES. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2." A cable gram received at army headquarters announces the departure from Manila on the 23d inet. of the transport In diana with 500 sick and seven insane soldiers. Within the next three weeks vessels carrying 1200 convalescent soldiers will arrive In this port. The Sheridan, due to arrive February 6. has on board 300 sick soldiers, in cluding men and officers of the Thirty seventh infantry. THEY ARE CRYSTALS Not Diamonds, According to the Noted txpert At Tiffany's, BUT ARE PECULIAR Enough to Excitate Curiosity, and May Perhaps Lead to Other Dis coveries George F. Kunz, the diamond expert of Tiffany's, New York, says that the crystals found and supposed to be diamonds at Capitan, New Mexico, are not diamonds but very good quality crystals. He admits that the crystals were formed by same heat necessary to forming diamonds but says that those found so far are nothing but crystals. Mr. Kunz was seen by a New York Tribune representative last week and gave out the following interview: "None of the reports which I have received show the existence of new dia mond fields in New Mexico. It is quite probable that errors have been made. The diamonds which are sup posed to have been found are probably minute crystals of quartz, of a quality peculiar to certain parts of Arizona. In these crystals the prism is almost en tirely absent, so that the two pyra mids make up the entire crystal. .Thus the crystal is twelve faced instead of having eight sides. In spite of this fact,' the stones strikingly resemble the octahedral diamond. Over a score of these specimens have been sent to me for examination. The fact that these crystal bits are found in decomposed volcanic rock is one of the chief rea sons why amateurs believe them to be precious stones." Mr. Kunz, when asked if there was any detailed information to be had re garding the reported diamond disco v eries in British Guiana several years ago, said: "Not many months ago a company was organized to search for diamonds in that country. A party left George town, British Guiana, and reported that they had secured 1,812 diamonds in the region of the upper Mazaruni riv er. An English company is now being formed to exploit this region. The fact that the De Beers mine now controls more than 95 per cent of the diamond output of the world has led prospec tors to search vigorously in India, Bra zil and Australia. As yet the results of these Investigations have ' been in' significant." It is evident that Mr. Blow, who made the discovery, thought he had diamonds for he sent the stonea to New York to have them examined, and even after the expert passed on them his faith did not fall. He is still work ing in the . vicinity and it is evident that he yet hopes to find something valuable if he does not find the real diamonds. QUEEN'S BODY NOW LIES IN STAiel IN HER CHAPEL AT OS BORNE HOUSE. COWES. Jan. 25 The queen's body was placed in a coffin at ten o'clock this morning and transferred by the officers of the royal yacht from the dy ing room at Osborne to the temporary chapel. Sir Fleetwood Edwards, a member of the queen's household, told a cor respondent today that the public would not be allowed to view the queen's re mains. SIR EDWIN ARNOLD'S SON SEN TENCED TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON. LONDON, Jan. 25. The son of Sir Edwin Arnold, who was arrrested in San Francisco for misappropriating funds, was sentenced to ten years im prisonment today. HEAD OF THE GREAT HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD BREATHED HIS LAST AT NOON TODAY. FRANKFORT, Jan. 25 Baron Roths child, the head of the great banking house, died at noon today. RUSSELL HONORED MADE TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN OF COMMERCIAL CONVENTION Delegates From Over Texas Met at Austin This Morning and Effected Temporary Organization. Special Dispatch to The Herald. AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 25. The com mercial convention was called to order at 10 o'clock by E. E. Russell, of El Paso. Thirty delegates were present and temporary organization was effected with Russell, of El Paso, as chairman and Fishburn, of Dallas, as secretary. A committee on permanent organiza tion was aDDOicted including: Dr. Bray. of El Paso. The morning session was given over to the best methods of maintaining lo cal organizations. The convention adjourned- until 3 p. m. Despite the small attendance much enthusiasm and determination was manifested to make for Texas a commercial organization that will be strong and effective. QUEEN VICTORIA'S PRIVATE ES TATE IS VALUED AT FIFTY MILLION. LONDON, Jan. 25 The queen's will has unofficially been made public. Her private estate Is valued at fifty millions. She saved a quarter of a million each year on her allowance from the government. Her principal' beneficiary will be her favorte child, Princess Beatrice, . widow of Pinca Henry of Battenberg. TURKEY'S INDOLENT MONARH SENDS TELEGRAM OF CONDO LENCE TO THE KING. LONDON, Jan. 25. King Edward VII this morning received a telegram from the sultan of Turkey ceuched in oriental hyperbole manifesting the keenest regret over the death of Queen Victoria and congratulating the new monarch. - - ' AMERICA BUILT FOR GAL VESTON TRADE. splendid new steamship of six thous and tons, the largest coaster in Amer ica, which is to run between here and Galveston, was today named ths Den ver. A COUPLE OF RING WARMERS AL READY SELECTED FOR THE BIG FIGHT. CINCINNATI, Jan. 25 Frank Cbilds, the colored heavy weight champion, and Ed Martin, will appear in the role of ring-warmers for the Jeffries-Kuh-lin fight. This was settled yesterday when Sam Summerfield, Childs's manager receiv ed articles of agreement calling for & ten-round preliminary contest for the championship contest between Jeffries and Ruhlin. MORGAN IN MOODY'S WORK. English Divine Follows Steps of the American Evangelist. Rev. G. Campbell Morgan, of Lon don comes to this country to carry out the life work of the late Dwight L. Mocdy t.he celebrated American revi valist, Mr. Morgan is only 37 years of age. His interests lie among the low ly. Indeed, he refuses a call from a millionaire congregation to work I among the humble.