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EL PASO DAILY HERALD. FRIDAY. JANUARY 2b. 1901.
5 COMMITTED SUICIDE BOOKKEEPER TAKES HIS OWN LIFE BY SHOOTING WITH A TARGET RIFLE. It is Said that Despondency Over Fi nancial Misfortune Caused the Rash Act. Left a Large Family. Despondency due to the loss of his savings in an unfortunate business venture is believed to have been the chief reason why E. W. Alderson took his own life at his residence, 303 Ma goffin avenue at 4:30 o'clock yesterday Alderson was 42 years of age. He came to this city nearly a year ago from Arizona and had recently been in the employ of the Candelaria Mining company of Juarez. Some months ago he invested his savings, about $8iK) in the Senate saloon, supposing that he was nurchasine a half interest. The owners of the saloon, it is said, took r possession and Alderson lost the mon ey he had invested. For several days past he had been drinking heavily, but arose yesterday morning and said he was going to work. Instead of going however, he remained at home during the day and appeared to be in a melancholy frame of mind. A few minutes'after 4 o'clock he went into the bath room. No one had a sus picion that anything was wrong' until a muffled report was heard. The next moment Alderson staggered Into the sitting room with the blood streaming from a jagged hole in his temple. He fell backward without speaking a word. Naturally the members of the family were horrified and overcome by the spectacle. They laid the wounded man on his bed and hastily summoned Drs Bush, Irvin and Thompson, but the physicians were unable to stay the hand of death and after an examina tion pronounced the wound fatal. A half hour later Alderson was a corpse. The ball from the 22 caliber rifle had entered the' head just above the left ear and after plowing its way through the brain had lodged under the right eye. Such a wound could not be other wise than fatal. The body of the dead man was con veyed to the undertaking establish ment of Nagley & Lyons 'where it was prepared for burial. Alderson was a native of England. He leaves a wife and four children, the eldest, a daughter, being the wife of .William Bunkley. It is also stated that deceased had $4000 insurance on his life.' The inquest was held by Justice Spencer who decided that deceased came to his death by reason of a gun -shot wound administered by his own hand. The body will be shipped to de ceased's old home, San Antonio. It was to have been started tonight but the shock has so -prostrated Mrs. Al derson that she has been placed under the care of a physician and will not be able to go tonight. - The body will be held until tomor row night in the hopes that the pros trated wife will be able to accompany it to the place of burial. MRS. MILLS'S PAPER ON MRS. KATE CHASE SPRAGUE Read Before an Informal Gathering at the Home of Mrs. T. J. Eea'll. Mrs. T. J. Beall and her daughter.Miss Florence entertained a few friends in formally yesterday afternoon in hon ,or of Mrs. Mills, wife of Consul Mills of Chihuahua. Mrs. Mills who has a host of admiring friends in the city, read a brilliant paper on Kate Chase Spargue," one of the most brilliant of American women. With the recoant of the beauty, wit. power, and ambition of Kate Chase and of her life in Wash ington, ran a thread of philosophizing on the influence of women and their homes and a discussion of the French salon. It was full of thought and fer tile in suggestions for the hearers. After the paper there was a pleas ant discussion of it over the tea cups. Among those present were Mrs. Ram sey, Mrs. Kohlberg. Mrs. Henry Ware Allen, Mrs.. Austin, Mrs. Major Kewel and her daughter in law, Mrs. Cristo pher Fewel. Miss Rhodes, Miss West cott. Mrs. Leigh Clark, Miss Goggin, Mrs. Slater and Mrs. Rawlings. ,Mrs. Mills will be in the city a few days more before her return to her home in Chihuahua. MIDWAY SHOWS GO r TO CHIHUAHUA. Governor Ahumada, of Chihuuhua, has arranged with the owners of the electric fountain and the moving pic tures that were here during the car nival, to come to Chihuahua and spend a week. He stated while here last week that he wanted his people to see these two wonderful machines and would have mem to sptruu u ween ill uis irujr. Both of the shows will go from Chi huahua to the City of Mexico and pos sibly to all the important cities of the republic before returning to the states. FIRE ESCAPES ARE ORDERED BY THE COUNCIL TO BE PLACED ON LARGE HOTELS AND OFFICE BUILDINGS. Tho State Delays So Long Over the Bond Matter that it Forfeits its Op tion. Auditors to be Appointed to Go Over City Accounts. niv fivA aldermen were present last night when the city council was called to osder. Messrs. Ogden and Burton were absent on account of sickness. The clerk read the minutes and they were approved Judge Kemp reported that the Alex - ander Lyons damage suit against the city had been dismissed. The annual report of taxes collected on various roiis -was prraeuicu u referred to the taxation committee. The usual budget of bills was pre sented by Alderman Clitrora ana or- rtorri mHri. The bills were as follows: Juan Baca, hauling patient to county hospital $1: street commissioner's pay roll for week ending January 24, f 61.- 50; for week ending January r, Southern Electric company, lights ...r narivoi 1400: Western Ab- stract company, abstract, 389, part of VI. US aufw F Kansas street, $32.50; Tuttle Paint and Glass company. $1-70; El Paso Trans - fer company, three teams, streei sprinklers. $123.60; horse ana Duggy. street commissioner, $15.50; horse and buggy, chief of police, $15; Fassett & Kelley. sewer supplies, $205.50. The question arose whether the Southern Electrical company was to be paid in cash or scrip came up. The bill which was for $400 was ordered paid by warrant on the general fund. The fire and water committee racom- mended that fire escapes be put ou Ho tel Sheldon, Coles-Hubbell block, ana the Turner and Nations buildings. Dr. Race said the Plaza hotel ought to have fire escapes and the commit tee was ordered to investigate. Bills and Communications. The clerk read a communication from the Consumers' Ice company, say ing that Its plant had to be enlarged to keep pace with the growin oi me town and asking permission "to erect A wooden addition on the northeast cor ner or Its site, ttererrea to me mc and water committee witn power 10 act. O. L. Hadlock. et al.. petitioned for sewer extension Detween nonn Ore gon and North El Paso streets, up on the hill for the benefit of eight houses already built. Referred to the city engineer. J. W. Brooks petitioned that 15 per cent of the price paid to the Gamewell Fire Alarm company for its system be paid him for services rendered to the company amounting to $800. The city is still indebted to the Gamewell company. John Brunner moved that the peti tion be rejected. So ordered. Under the head of unfinished busi ness Alderman Clifford said the bond sale to N. W. Harris & Co. of Chica go had been retarded by the action of the state which had been investigating with a view of taking the bonds itself at the price offered by Harris. The law provides that the state has a ten days option during which time it can take bonds at the highest bid. The limit has expired and Alderman Clifford moved that the bonds be de livered to Harris. The. clerk had received a telegram during the day from Superintendent Kendall asking for the assessed val ues of property in El Paso. Clifford said "If we keep monkeying along with the state Harris will back out of his trade." An immense amount of school funds is piled up in Austin for investment and although the premium on El Paso's bonds are high it may be possible that the state wilt take them. Harris has already been wiring to learn if the state or he was to get the bonds. On motion of Alderman Clifford the clerk was instructed to wire Harris that the bonds are his. Mr. Jackson, of the El Paso Sad dlery company, addressed the council saying he had ignorantly erected a frame building on North Florence street in violation of the oity ordi nance. He asked permission to let the structure stand and it was granted on motion of Alderman Badger. Under the head of new business Al derman Clifford suggested that it was about the time of the year to have the treasurer's and assessor's accounts audited, as their term of office would expire in April. He recommended that the mayor appoint an auditing commit tee of two to do the work. So or dered. The mayor said he didn't know just exactly whom to appoint, but he would decide later. The mayor stated that the Border Rifles wanted financial aid and he seemed to favor making an appropria tion for that purpose. No action was taken last night. TEAM RAN AWAY TWO BADLY FRIGHTENED HORSES CAUSE EXCITEMENT, Man Riding in a Vehicle Was Knocked Out and More or Less Injured. An exciting and disastrous runaway occurred in the heart , of town this morning endangering the lives of many people. A team drawing a light spring wag' on came dashing down San Antonio street at a breakneck speed and spun around the corner at EI Paso In a way that made the brain whirl. j All along the street persons and ve hicles barely escaped being run over but there was no damage until a point .south of the opera house was reached Just there Sam Silverman was driving along unconscious of the proximity of danger. The first he knew of.it his vehicle was a wreck and he was flying through the air. Strange to say he did not appear to be seriously injured, but was badly . shaken up. I ne ponce appeared ana were aoout . to arrest the owner of the runaway team, Porchay, from down the valley. I out ne expiainea ioai ne um nui leave ' his horses unhitched. He said there was a man in the vehicle when the animals started to run, but he jumped out. Porchay's vehicle was badly dam , aged A CENTURY OF AMERICAN POETS By Oscar Lovell Triggs in the Forum. A most striking fact is the longev ity of poets. The typical American poet when one thinks of it and no tices the faces that look down from ' his library walls is found to be an jaged. hoary roan. Of the eight poets i pictured on the frontispiece, six are gray-beards and incline baldness, and of the black-haired heads. Lanier lived to be 39. and Poo to be 40. No Amer ican poet has had the advantage of John eKats of dying young with still enough accomplished to be compared with Shakespeare on the ground of his promise. Many fair hopes center ed in ora Fabri. Anne Aldrich. and Winifred Howels. the youngest of the sisterhood to layd own their pens; but their work was toon incomplete to give prophecy to their maturity. Jo seph Rodman Drake at 25. Stephen Crane at 29. James Berry Bensel at 30. and Francis Brooks at 31 had hardly begun their true poetic areer. Prob ably our literature sustained its great est loss in the death of Richard Hov- ey. who was destined to accompnsn great works and to win great renown: at 36 he was just prepared for bold adventure. Timrod and Emma Laza rus had fulfilled much of their prom ise at 3S. Edward Rowland Sill and Bayard Taylor, whose premature deaths were much lamented, had yet time at 46 and 53 to accomplish not a little well-rounded and well propor tioned work. Longfellow, Lowell. Whitman. Story, and Halleck entered the seventies; Emerson nearly reached the eightieth mark; while Freneau. Whittier. Holmes, and Bryant passed beyond it. Dana lived on into the nineties. There is something stately and splendid in this procession of age. re vealing fcs it does a large harmonious life in league with sanity and health. The historian notes also the compar atively small number of tragic lives. Some few sensitive natures, like Poe and Richard Realf. suffered pain and travil. largely the fault of their pecul iar temperament; ill health effected the output of some; the civil war cut short the lives of sevral: accident closed a few careers; and four suffer ed violent death at their own hands. But for the great majority the currents of Hfe ran smoothly, and. save the or dinary incidents of change, they lived in serenity of spirit. B7a HIbbu She Are those Russian names really s twisted as they look? He They are indeed. Some of them are so hopelessly involved that even t railroad brukeman could not mispro nounce theio. Indianapolis Press. Not Slacalar. "The greatest feat 1 ever saw was in Chicago." began the athletic person. "You mean they were in Chicago." interrupted the intensely grammatical person. Baltimore American. Not Necessarily EibImI. "Well, the horse is ahead of the auto mobile yet? "Yes. When a horse prances side ways, you know what he means by it." Indianapolis Journal. Both Sorts. Flo These box parties are nothing bnt gab and chatter and all that. Joe You're right there. Take that fellow Fitzcorbett. for instance. Phil adelphia Press. Correcting- at Mlsapprehenaloa. Anxious Render No, you lose your bet. The late Max Muller was not re lated to Maud. Cleveland Plain Deal er. A Pat "Tes. he wears good clo'es now at mokes fine cigars, but I knew him when he wuz glad ter share my bread an 'lasses.' New York World. Try the Herald's popular wants. tl I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Everything Known in Music. THE NEW TEAR! I Finds us striving as we al l ways have in the past to maintain a strictly up-to-date Music Department in our big store. That we have succeeded is evidenced by the phe nominal increase in our piano sales for 1900. Our trade in small instruments, sheet mu sic and musical merchandise for the same period, nearly quadrupled that ol any other year in our business history. We ask ourselves with par donable pride, what are the causes? The people, not only those of our own city, but in all that territory of which El Paso is the trade center, know that they can get here everything known in music. That they can buy as cheap here as in the eastern mar ket. That we never misrep resent any goods. That our Customers interest is our in terest. That we will always be found striving to please you goes without saying. W. G. WALZ CO.. El Paso, Tex. J I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I it M yar's Opera House SATURDAY, JAN. 26. Gortons Famous Minstrels. (WHITE PEOPLE) Present NEWEST -. OSTLIEST. rtr A I IllrV- nP TO IllTF! VU aVlaM VkJ" A Shew of Unusual Excellence. TOP-LINERS: 3 BROTHERS REXFORD 3 European Acrobatic Marvels. JACK SYMOND3 Of Symonds-Hughes-Rastus. ED FOX He With the Eccentric Legs. FRED SCHMITT, Sweet Tenor. HANK GOODMAN. Pleasing Comedian. CHARLES VAN, Balladist, J. HARVE BRIGGS Premier Basso. GORTON AND iEE, The Prince of High Class Musical Comedy. and GREAT CRESCENT CITY QUAR TETTE! Gorton's Solo Band Gins Daily Concerts. WATCH! WAIT!! SEE!!.' MATCHLESS STREET PARADE. Prices 25c, 50c. 75c, and $1.00 Seats on sale at Opera House 10 a. m. Saturday. I.oartral Deduction. Mrs. Jones Oh. doctor, is band still irrational? my bus- Dr. Dosem Extremely so. When I told him your mother was coming to morrow, he smiled. Judge. The Or Id Iron Heroes. Brawny and lona- haired and padded, Shielda on cbins, notes and ears. Proudly again they are posing. Winning the tribute of cheers, long; winded, strong limbed and daringv Eager for athletic fame. Tbey are the gridiron heroes. Creeled wU.i public acclaim. Quarter back, half back and full back. Tackle, guard, center and end. Beady for desperate charging. Ready to meet and defend. Lining up boldly for action. Putting the ball jhto play. Passing and plunging and rushing. Getting toe runner away. . With brawny foemen colliding. Heroes ot equal renown. Pushing and struggling and swaying. All in the mud going down. Limping and bruised and discolored. Promptly they rally, and then. Giving their hurts slight attention. Bravely tbey line up again. Passing and running and punting. Chasing the man with the ball; Tackling and surging and squirming. Down tbey go. runni and all. Cp again, passing and rushing. Scoring a touchdown, then goal. Wild are the onlookers" plaudits. Cheering that knows no control. These are the gridiron heroes. Plucky and brawny and fleet. Eagerly taking al'. chances. Ready all foemen to meet. Battered and bruised and discolored. Victory comes to consols. Plaudits and tame they are winning. Scotia; a touchdown, then goal. Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph, tit A Time Saver. Parke Your wife tells me you have Just bought her a new wheel. Lane Yea. She can now run home from tbe golf links and see the children occasionally. Detroit Free Press. ORCHARD AND GARDEN. Thick skinned fruits are" the best keepers. , The quince is a great feeder and re quires good cultivation. One of the best fertilizers for straw berries Is well rotted stable manure. Of all fruits the cherry is the least trouble to grow. About all it needs Is to be planted and let alone. Rich soil Is rather more necessary for the quince than for the apple, but the quince Is more subject to blight, al though In localities the fruit is profita ble to grow. In evaporating apples It is calculated that one barrel of green apples wl'l produce about 15 pounds of evaporated fruit and that one pound of these la equal to half a peck of tbe fruit before it is pared or sliced. In planting grapevines, dig deep, but plant shallow. Unless the soil is n heavy clay, plant in the fall. Use only well rotted manure, as fresh manure excites growth, and luxuriant growth does not always insure fruit. A vine not pruned -is always in a snarL St Louis Republic. ?( SUNSET 13 Nothing Superior to the "Sunset-Central Special' or Pull man Standard and Excursion Sleeping Car Ser vice, operated via Sunset Route and its Con nections between all Points North, East, outheast and West ASKTI CKET AGENTS FOR PARTICULARS S. F. B. MORSE, Pass. Traf. Mgr., Houston, Texas. "Cannon Ball Leave K! Paso Daily Solid Vestlbaled Train Throughout. Latest Pattern Pullman Buffet Sleepers. Handsome New Chair Cars Seats Fret Direct Connections Made for All Points in the Northeast and Southeast. For descriptive pamphlet, or any further information call on, or address P. DARRT8HIBK, K. W. ODRTIS W P. a., tri raao. T e. A. ) k-aa. as. P. TDaUraUt, tt. P. A., UsUai No Trouble To Answer Questions- -A GLANCE AT- THE MAP Mexiean Central- Ry offers most desirable resorts for the summer (as well as i winter) notably Guadalajara, Lake Chapala, Apuascallentea, which are hgh and dry where every day in the year is pleasant and every night co ''Sunshine and Strawberries Every Day in the Yearv. Wot rates and other Information, apnl v ao 8. J, KUHN. Commercial Ant F.1 Paso. Texas 1 Heard In Hotel Lobbies... 'The outside world knows less of the west coast of Mexico than any other part of the world," said Jack Thomas of Sonora at the Zeiger. "That is really the richest part of Mexico and the wealthiest mining country in the world but the rest of the world has not found it out yet. They are minus laws in that section, however, except the one man law enforced" by the gov ernors. The governor is the wnoie thing In these states and when they issue an order there Is no way of get ting around it. While there is no law to appeal to Americans and British subjects seldom get into serious trou ble. There are a few English speak ing people there and some amusing things occur, especially when England or the United States are on the verge of war. I was in Sinaloa when the United States declared war against Spain. Of course the Mexicans sympa thized with their mother country and often offered insults to Americans. I remember one case that I will not soon forget. Sevral Mexicans, probably 50 in number, hoisted an American flag one day and announced that they were going to haul it down and riddle it with their knives. An old ex-confederate soldier from Texas chanced to be there and seeing what the Mexicans were about to do. ran up and inter fered. In his broken Spanish he said: 'I fought that flag with thousands of others for five years and we could not haul it down, and I'll be damned if I see you fellows do it." He meant every word of it and threw the Mexicans in every direction. They saw that trou ble was brewing and 'every one fied and allowed the flag to remain up all day. But, back to the laws of the country, if Americans had charge of that country it would be the richest part of the western hemisphere." "Chihuahua is not only going to have one of the finest theaters in the world but is also going to have one of the largest and finest hotels in all the west." said Charley Qualey at the Sheldon. The hotel is being built by a wealthy mining man who is taking ov.?r $100,000 worth of stuff out of his mines every month. He is an enter prising fellow and looks forward to the time when Chihuahua is going to be one of the best cities in the country. He is building the hotel now and it would not be sneered at In any city in the United States. The building will cost when completed over $200,000, and wil! be modern in every respect. Chi huahua is sorely in need of such a place and when it is ready for use he proposes to bring excursion parties from all parts of the United Staes. Chihuahua wil lsome day become an important resort for tourists and this hotel is being built with the view of accommodating them. He does not expect it to pay from the beginning SOUTHERN PACIFIC "Sunset Route" The .Best SERVICE IN THE SOUTH L. J. PARKS, G. P. AT. A., Houston, Texas. J 9 TRAIN and save TIME 6:50 A. M., Oty Time. AS T PACfe OF MEXICO will show you that tee MCZ ICAN CENTRAL RY. reaches a!l of th. mpo'tant points of Mexico. The tabla land of Mexico traversed 'n its entirety bT but he has. plenty of money and! can keep it open whether it pays or not. Mr. Qualey is interested in mining in Chihuahua and was here last night en route to Chicago to visit his broth er Joe, wno is very ill in a hospital there. La. J. McCourt, a prominent dry goods merchant of Wilcox, Ariz., is a guest at the Orndorff. Mr. McCourt is one of the many citizens of Arizona who has all faith in the future of the ter ritory and' never tires of telling of the many resources of his country. ORCHARD AND GARDEN. For a family orchard many varieties may be plant.d and few trees of a va riety, so as to have fruit every season, and the whole season. Slight elevations are a safer place for the grape than bottom lands, as the vines and fruit are not so apt to be Int. jured by early or late frosts. The deficiency of potash in the soil of peach orchards is shown in the spin dling growth of limbs and twigs. Pot ash makes firm, stocky peach wood. In almost all orchards, especially it old, there will be found some trees that are only -cumberers of the ground. Grub them out and put something of value in their places. It Is the freezing and thawing in the months after January that hurts the strawberry beds; hence they should be well mulched as soon as the ground freezes sufficiently hard. The cause of moss appearing on the stems of apple and other fruit trees is wet. cold, undrained land or an excess ively humid climate. Good drainage la one remedy. St. Louis Republic CHINESE PERVERSITY.. His compriss points south. His left band is the place of honor. He keeps out of step when walking with you. He thinks it police to ask your age and income. Tbe Chinaman 6bakes bis own hand instead of yours. He whitens his boots instead of blackening them. He rides with bis heels in his stir rups Instead of bis toes. He laughs on receiving bad news (this to deceive evil spirits). Often he throws away the fruit of the melon and eats tbe seeds. His women folk are often seen in trousers, accompanied by men in gowns. He says west-north Instead of north west and sixths-four Instead of four aixtbs. His favorite present to a parent Is a coffin. Robert sou Scott's 'Veople of China."