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DAILY HERALD, EL, PA 'S 3STBWS, :30. p. tn. Last Edition EL PASO. TEXAS. SATURDAY. JANUARY 26, 101. 21st YEAR, NO. 22. PRlCi 5 CENIS. SO TO DISBAP ATTORNEY A Case That Ccmes From Reeves County txcites Great Interest- it is UNUSUAL And I awvpr in This Part of itaIl8ts wl!1 lnvest In a "ne , na Lawyers m in is ran oi,unles8 it could cross the river Into the State Are Curious to See How It Will -Come Out. Disbarment proceedings of a sensa- tional nature against one of the most prominent attorneys of Reeves county, were begun before Judge Walthall this morning. Behind the case is politics and a con- test in the courts by defeated candi dates. The petition filed to day asks that H. P. Brelsford, of the firm of Scott bridge sites, and without properly lo & Brelsford. lawyers of Eastland, be cated bridges no company could exist, cited to answer and show why he (at least so it is generally considered), should not be disbarred from further anj no new company is going to pay practice of law in the courts of the fhe prfce the old company wants for state. its property. There are two men in El Judge Walthall after hearing the Paso DOw who are here to investigate petition, which was presented by the the situation, but when th3y " learned county attorney of Reeves, ordered that the old company wanted $200,000 the citation issued and fixed March 4 for its franchise and a few thousand as the date of the hearing, which will dollars worth of material they asked be held in Reeves county. no more questions. The petition was presented in the The directors of the old lines will Judge's private office and not even the meet here on the second Tuesday in clerk of the court knew anything about February to again explain to the pub the procedure until several hours later, fie that the power companies will not j The allegations made in the petition bid on furnishing the power. . This will against Brelsford are that he filed in be the annual meeting of the directors the court of Reeves contests for four county offices and that none of ths de- feated candidates had employed him as attorney nor had given him author ity to bring suit for them. The petition was accompanied by at- tached affidavits from the four defeated candidates for the offices of sheriff, dis- trict county clerk, assessor and hide and animal inspector. The filing of the motion to disbar the Reeves county attorney has-created a mild sensation here among lawyers and court officials, most of whom are acquainted with H. P. Brelsford and are not of opinion that he carried the . election contests into court merely for amusement. Most persons are inclined to the belief that unless Brelsford had authority to file the contests he would not have undertaken to conduct the suits. It is not believed that he took action for political motives, as it is said he is a democrat and all the offi- cers against whom the contests were filed are also democrats. The true significance of the case of course will not be known until the hearing takes place and Brelsford is given opportunity of presenting his side of the case to the court. In this county disbarment proceed- Ings are of such an unusual nature that the case has attracted considerable at- tention and the result will be regarded with interest. THE NEW FREIGHT DEPOT OF THE RIO GRANDE AT COLORA DO SPRINGS DESTROYED. COLORADO SPRINGS Jan. 26. The handsome new freight house of mo Jjenver oc rtiu uranue . ittiiwa, j built to replace the one lost in the big fire a year and a half ago, was con sumed this morning. Night Watchman Wells perished in his effort to stay the progress of the flames. AH stored freight was destroyed. The money loss is enormous. THE OLD TIME PANEL GAME IS . i AGAIN PUT IN OPERATION IN CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Jan. 26 In a saloon on State between Harrison and Polk streets last night the old time panel game was again put in operation. The victim was a mining engineer from Crested Butte, Colorado, James Carl son, who says he lost $3000. Three women have been arrested by the police of Harrison street station. charged with conspiracy in the deal, I Nellie Smith, Tillie Anderson and Mary Allen. THE STREET CARS ARE AS FAR FROM THE TWEN TIETH CENTURY AS EVER. The Old Companies are Even Thinking of Dissolving Again, and the Last Condition Will Bo Wow Than the First. There has been no 'change in the street car situation since the council I granted a franchise to the citizens' committee. The new franchise is still in the ' hands of the committee and no one has ! v. nn who la aniline tn take it UD uccu iiruixu ' " o and organize a company. This is ex plained by the fact that no eastern cap- Juarez. This they cannot do, it seems, as the old company claims to have all the franchises on the river and no other bridge can be put up near their bridges. The old company has again settled down and is sleeping quietly, unmo lested by the clamor of the public. The old company is correct in thinking it ba8 a cjncn and nothing is likely to be done for many months. . Several times the old company has offered its lines for sale and numerous eastern people have been here to in- vestigate the situation. All have seen th point and have taken to other fields. The old company has the practical and on that day it is expected that the companies will dissolve and each company run its cars separately. The Bi Paso Street company will cross the river and turn round on the main street of Juarez, returning over the Stanton street bridge. The Santa Fe Street company will run its cars from the Center block to the Santa Fe depot. Thus even the poor system the city now has is to be broken and the sys- tern become worse than nothing. It is understood that the consolidat- ed companies will again discuss elec- trie power but they will attempt to get power from the light companies that are already overtaxed, and will fail of course. An explanation is then due from General Mills to the effect that if the El Paso people want electric cars let them make Colonel Zach White be- have himself and furnish power for the company cheaper than the mules will haul the dog kennels. TEXAS GETS AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY FOR TEA GROW ING EXPERIMENTS. WASHINGTON. Jan. 26 The agri cultural appropriation bill gives Texas $3500 for the extermination of the boll weevil, and $2500 to experiment with in growing tea. If IE GREAT CROCKERY HOUSE OF PITKIN AND BROOKS DE STROYED BY FIRE. CHICAGO, Jan. 26. The big crock ery house of Pitkin and Brooks, corner of gte and Lake . streets, was de- stroyed by fire early this morning. The lops is half a million. THREE CHILDREN BURNED TO DEATH IN THEIR BEDS AT KANSAS CITY. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 26 This morn ing three children of S. E. McCarty I were burned to death in their beds in a flre whicn consumed McCarty's home. VERDI THE GREAT COMPOSER, NOT DEAD, BUT HIS DEATH IS IMMINENT. ROME, Jan. 26 At seven this even ing Verdi, the composer, is still living but death is imminent. THE CROWN PRINCE FREDERICK WILLIAM ARRIVES ..T COWES IN ROYAL YAvriT. COWES, Jan. 26 Crown Prince Frederick William arrived here this afternoon on the royal yacht Alberta. THE BOERS TAKE TRAIN And Force the Surrender of I the Guard of British troops A LITTLE ITEM But it Is Full of Meaning for Those Who Have Be lieved That the War. Was Over. KIMBERLY, Jan. 26. The Boers this morning captured a train loaded with British troops and military stores. The Dublin fusileers were compelled to surrender. ' CONGRESS CONSIDERS VARIOUS APPROPRIATION BILLS AND ASKS QUESTIONS. WASHINGTON. D. C. Jan. 26. Con gress was quite busy today. In the senate the Indian appropriation bill was taken up after the passage cf a resolution asking the president for in formation regarding the church lands in the Philippines, who owned them and why. Cullora made his first appearance after his election. His desk was dec- Scene in the Senate orated and he was cordially welcomed back. The house proceeded to consider the amendments to the postal laws and in cidentally the appropriation bills. THIS LOOKS LIKE TEDDY IS HAVING ALL THE TIME HE WANTS IN COLORADO. DENVER, Jan. 26 A taxidermist here received this morning from Meek er, Colo., two mountain lions and two wild cats sent him by the Roosevelt party. One of the lions measures nine feet in length and is a magnificent speci mens It was shot by Roosevelt and is to be stuffed for his Washington home. The two wild cats are splendid specimens. Reports from Meeker are that the sport continues fine and that Teddy and his friends will remain a week longer in the mountains. GREAT DEMONSTRATION IN HON OR OF THE LATE QUEEN HAS BEGUN. COWES, Jan. 26 Never was a more impressive ceremony witnessed in England, famous for its kingly pag eants, than this morning's departure from Osborne House of the coffined Queen Victoria and the beginning of the great military display on the main land. THE GOVERNOR OF LUXEMBOURG ASSASSINATED BY GOVERN MENT EMPLOYE. BRUSSELS, Jan. 26. The governor of Luxembourg was assassinated this morning by a governmert employe named Schneider, who directly after tne murder killed himself. PRESIDENT WANTS POWER To Establish Civ I Govern ment in the Philippines Provisionally. UNTIL CONGRESS Takes Action and Exercises Its Rights of tstablishirg Permanent Laws ar.d Systems. WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 The con tinuing military government in the Philippines was shown by the action of General MacArthur in banishing from Manila a newspaper editor who had criticised harshly and unjustly the ac- tions of one of his appointees. This banishment has been the subject of a great deal of comment in congress, especially among republicans who feel that amilitary government in the cap ital of Luzon, long after the island has been declared to have been pacified, is an anomaly. There is a strong sentiment, there fore, in favor of the passage of the Spooner bill, an administration meas- ure, which wouli give the president authority to create a temporary civil government until congress can take ac- I at Morning Prayer. tion. Any actual legislation along the lines attempted in Porto Rico would manifestly be unwise, while the su preme court is still considering the grave questions involved in the colon ial policy of the administration. Oaths of Allegiance. MANILA, Jan. 26 The Philippines commission was officially informed to day that over thirty thousand Fili pinos in the province of Iloilo have taken the oath of allegiance to the United States. THOMAS ROE DIED FROM HEMORRHAGE. He Was An Eldorly Man. Well Known About Town. Death came suddenly and without warning to Thomas Roe last night. He was stricken with hemorrhage of the lungs at about nine o'clock and died before medical aid could reach him. The summons came to him while he was at his lodging place on Leon street. He was about 60 years of age and had been in the city long enough to be comparatively well known, es pecially to those who frequented the courts, for he had often served on ju ries in the various tribunals of justice. He was a tall spare built old man whose age vm beginning to tell on him and he was unable to follow any vo cation in life that required hard work. He had beou suffering, it is said, from an attack of grip and the hemor rhage is thought to have resulted from that disease. Justice Spencer held the inquest and rendered his verdict in accordance with the foregoing facts. The body was sent to Nagley & Lyons' establish ment to be prepared for burial. Railroad schedule, page 7. rj.rH , j A GAY CAREER CUT SHORT BY UNSYM- PAariETi CITn.i5NS. A Young Man Tried to Cash Worthless Drafts, But Our People, For Once, Did Not Bite. A young man of good appearance led an adventurous career in El Paso dur ing the carnival week. He was a nicely dressed fellow trav eling with a young woman he said was his wife. He seemed to have mon ey, but was continually asking some one to endorse a drafe for him. So far as is known every one refused, but some gamblers in a saloon cashed a check for a considerable amount for him. He got ready to skip the town and left the hotel without paying his board. One of the hotel men followed him and caught him ait the Santa Fe depot, but the policeman would not arrest him, saying that he had no au thority to do it. The gamblers who cashed his check, in the meantime had caught him and made him disgorge the money. He at tempted many schemes but so far as is known no one lost anything except the hotel man, who lost the amount of his board. He had trouble with a woman who keeps a lodging house on the north side. He and the young woman put up at this lodging house and remained a few days but the landlady did not like their actions and finally asked the young man to vacate his room. He se cured a baggage wagon and went af ter his trunk, but when the baggage man went to get it the lady refused to let him take it until she had a few words with the young man. He enter ed the door, it was shut, there was a crash and in a few minutes they came out. The man's cane was broken and he appeared somewhat ruffled, but the landlady told the baggageman to take the trunk and the scene was closed. The Markets Today's quotations on the New York stock exchange and cotton exchange and the Chicago board of ' trade, as given below, are as received over pri vate wire at the El Paso Stock and Mining exchange, Sheldon hotel block, Oregon street: STOCKS. Open. Close. Sugar 134 134 American Steel & Wire 40 41 Atchison 85 85 C. B. & Q 77 78 Chicago Gas 99 98 Federal Steel 48 49 L. & N 89 89 Manhatton 114 116 N. P. 83 83 Tenn. Coal & Iron 57 57 GRAIN. Open Close May Wheat 81 81 May corn 44 45 COTTON. Open Close March cotton 9.35 9.35 May cotton 9.29 9.30 SILVER. Bar silver in New York 61. Mexican money quotations in El Paso today 4950. GEORGE DRESSES AS A BABY AND RIDES FREE. The Freak Has the Best Money Making Show on the Road. Probably everybody saw George but very few saw him leave El Paso or know much about his travels. j George, the negro freak who was in the midway during the carnival, is 42 years old but never has to pay railroad fare. The way he manages it is as in teresting as it is simple. He dresses up as a child and his managers wrap j him in a shawl and cover his face with a veil. In this garb George looks like a mere baby, being only 22 inches tall. and no conductor who is not "next" j would think him anything but a baby. ! George left El Paso Thursday night in ' this garb and the conductor failed to detect him. He is probably the only grown man in the country that travels free. This show is said to be the greatest financial success on the road. There are but two people except George with the show and they have only one trunk and two telescopes. Their traveling expenses are nothing outside of two full tickets without any excess bag gage whatever. Calendars and diaries at Potter & White's. A HOTEL SYSTEM ro Be Established By Gen e al Flagler of Standard Oil Fame- BEGIN AT EL PASO Jnd Extend In a Chain Down through the Main Cities of the Mexican Republic. H. M. Flagler, of New York, owner of the largest hotel system in the world, has again turned his attention toward El Paso and Mexico with the view of establishing a hotel system in this section. About a year ago Mr. Flagler inves tigated the conditions in Mexico and came near buying the Hotel Sheldon here. For some reason he dropped the scheme and no further attention was paid to it until the past few weeks. Gen. Flagler is now in correspond ence with certain El Paso people with the view of taking up the question again and establishing a system of fine pleasure and tourist hotels in Mexico, beginning at El Paso. He proposes, if he takes to the proposition, to put a fine hotel in El Paso, Chihuahua. Za catecas, Aguascalientes, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi, Mexico City, and many other important cities besides having several in the rural districts at various resorts. The Mexican Central railroad has for a long time offered inducements to any one who would undertake such a prop osition and has made Mr. Flagler sev eral offers. They have assured him of their hearty cooperation and promised grounds in every city where he would likely want to establish a hotel. ' Travel to Mexico, has been steadily on the Increase for the past few years and would increase more rapidly could travelers get good hotel accomiroda tions in the republic. Mr. Flagler has noticed this drift of travel from Flori da to the south and is now preparing to meet it Just when the system will be established in Mexico is not known, but it is said that he will build a large and fine hotel in El Paso some time soon and the Mexican system will fol low latere Flagler has been the most success ful hotel man in America. He has built fine hotels costing him near a million dollars in the swamps of Flor ida where tourists had never gone be fore, but has made a success of every one of them. Traveling people are now getting tired of Florida and drift ing into the west and southwest where there is more interest besides a better climate, and no man has seen this more plainly than Flagler. For two years he has been watching the situation and word comes from New York that he is preparing to execute his first plans and spend about $10,000,000 between El Paso and Mexico City. No section of the globe just now is attracting the attention of legitimate capital like Mexico and not only ho tels but many other American institu tions are being established t'.ere. Flagler sees this and will " begin his new enterprise soon, .making El Paso the principal point of - interest and headquarters for his southwestern bus iness. V SEAHOHERS AFTER KNOWL EDGE MAKE A MISTAKE. They Were No Doubt Hunting for Something to Improve Their Minds, But Ther Fingers Stuck. Today about noon, for the second time, the public library in the city hall was robbed. Fortunately taere were only a few small coins in the cash drawer, but a watch belonging to the librarian was taken from the desk. There is no doubt that the foul deed was prompted by malignant hatred of a system that necessitates closing the font of knowledge for an hour cr two in the middle of the day. The thievery goes to prove that the public library should not be closed to the public ex cept when the public is asleep. .. THE HERALD, "WE WILL" 1901.