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EL PA 4:30. p. m. Last Edition EL PASO. TEXAS. 'HURSDmY. JANUARY 31,1901. 21st YEAR, r 0. 26. PRlCt5CENTS. SO t BEGINNING TO BOIL Political Situation of Pasc Grows Interesting. El SAME OLD STORY Magoffin Will Not Make the Race Unless Conpelled To Do So By His Backers- The political pot which has been simmering for weeks is now boiling over and the spring campaign has al ready become a vital question that is "being discussed on all street corners obtained. and wherever politicians and their heelers congregate. The Herald's series of articles on the situation have apparently had a mad dening effect on the bosses but the views as expressed in The Herald'r ar ticle are admitted to be about correct "by those conversant with the situation. I shall do in that respect yet. but one thing Is certain and that is that I shall not ask for reelection." Must Be a Democrat. It is evident that the ring demo crats want a democrat for the office of mayor and they want one that is true. There has been some names suggested who are not solid democrats and a great deal of discussion has arisen from it. It appears to be the sentiment of those who want a strict democrat that it should be a democrat who sup ported Bryan In the last election. If the popular candidate does not pre tend to be a politician It makes no difference who he voted for for preslf dent, but If he is a politician he must be a Bryan man to make his democracy good. A Democrat's Views. A prominent anti-ring democrat, one well known to the people of El Paso as one of the most enterprising citizens of the town, said to a Herald reporter this morning: "I am in favor of an independent ticket to oppose the ring. We have had about all we want of bossism. The way to get an independent ticket that will suit all classes and about the only way, is to put an equal number of persons on it who belong to the dif ferent parties. Give no party the ad vantage and the best results will be Divide tho honors equally, CRUSADE CONTINUES Mrs Carrie Nations Forcibly Ejected By fopeka Saloon Keeper. SOUGHT TO CONFER But the Joint Owners Would Not Permit Her to Get Within Striking Distance. VICTORIA'S FUNERAL No Such Magnificent Display Ever Witnessed In tu'ope, ENGLAND'S WOE CINCINNATI. O.. Jan. 31. Jeffries and Ruhln came Into town this morn Already the bosses are raising the . "S from their training quarters to an cry of "partizan motives" to down the that's the idea." Ar'TER ALL. JEFFRIES AND RUH- LIN MAY PULL, OFF THEIR FIGHT IN CINCINNATI. growing opposition and perpetuate the Ting. "Nevertheless the movement to overthrow the bosses is silently but .steadily growing and none realize It so well as they. It was semi-officially announced this wer the summons for arrest. The case comes up at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Leading lawyers this morning who have examined the con tentions of the fighters' attorneys say that there is no doubt but that the men will be discharged that the mayor's per- 1 1 mission will stand and tho the big TOPEKA. Jan. 31 Mrs. Nation ar rived this morning and began imme diately a violent crusade against sa loons. She visited five places but was forci bly ejected. Mrs. Nation was followed through the streets by an excited crowd. She said her purpose was not des truction but to hold a conference with the saloon keepers and demand that they close up. The saloon men were seeking no conference. Ai I Be Exemplified in the Grand Funeral Pageant Which Leaves Cowes Tomorrow. COWES. Jan. . 31 Final arrange ments, were completed this afternoon for the grand funeral pageant which leaves here tomorrow for London. The entire kingdom is in a condition of eager expectation and it is quite evi dent nothing like the military display will hare been witnessed in Europe during the century. King Edward, after receiving various monarchs in London today, returns here tonight and will take charge of the tremendous tribute to be paid his dead mother. Business is absolutely at a standstill rival of tne funeral cortege. Sumptous mourning preparations are everywhere. The royal monogram on a black and purple background deco rates the entire station. Rehearsals for the proper observance tomorrow are taking place this after noon. After the period of mourning it is believed by all classes of society that King Edward will hold the most bril liant court in Europe. It is expteced that St. James will be memorable in this particular and com mercial England rejoices in anticipa tion even before the queen's body is laid at rest. The Markets "Today's quotations on the New York stock exchange and cotton exchange, the Chicago board of trade, and the Colorado Springs mining exchange, as given below, are as received over pri vate wire at the El Paso Stock and Mining exchange, Sheldon hotel block, Oregon street: STOCKS (New York). Open Close American sugar 134 135 American Steel & Wire 44 44 Atchison Pfd .86 87 Brooklyn Rapid Transit 77 77 unicago uas xuu Federal Steel 44 44 LiOUisviiie xsasnvuie oo oay Manhattan 117 117 New York central 143 143 Northern Pacific 82 82 Rock Island 126 125 OPPOSITION FADES Governor Otero Proposes That a Compromise Be ' Brought About. THE BIG; DAM New Mexico Will Not Oppose tie Irrigation Project If Territory's Interests are Not Jeopardised. . It now seems more 'than probable that a compromise is about to be ef fected between New Mexico and EI Paso in regard to the international dam. Those newspapers and spellbinders of New Mexico who have been, mis leading the people concerning the in tentions of this city are about to be enlightened. Governor Otero himself has made a MILES GOING TO VISIT THE PRESIDENT. Rides to White House Daily to Consult Mr. Plan. McKinley- on the Greater Army - t nA Ka o ! fight will not be interfered with. , " ., " is expected that the argument will uiaj ji ouu "jut 4uvuu i no desire to succeed himself, but mlgbt j -continue until late this afternoon. be persuaded to accept the nomination were it tendered to him. That is fhe old, old story and it has been repeated to citizens of El Paso just before the opening of every spring campaign. This is the way the semi-official re port explains the present situation "Mayor Magoffin, whose second term as chief executive of the city will ex pire next April, will absolutely not "be a candidate for the office again. He "has so assured bis friends. He did not seek the nomination two years ago, "but the convention nominated htm unanimously, without any effort on bis part, and in deference to bis friends he had to accept. "As usual, there has been more or less talk a boat C. R. Morehead for mayor. No doubt he would be accept able to the business men and property owners, but he could not be Induced to make the race. ' It is not unlikely that Alderman John Burton or Alderman Jim Clifford would be willing to make the race af ter having received the foregoing as surance that all obstacles have been removed. Mr. Morehead Denies. A Herald reporter called on C. R. Morehead this morning to learn his at titude with regard to the coming muni cipal campaign, and to learn if the statement that he could not be induced to enter the race for mayor were auth orized by him. Mr. Morebead's charac teristic reluctance to talk for publlca tion was evinced, but the statement quoted was obviously made on his authority. Mr. Morehead said, "I would not ac cept the nomination from any party, nor get in the race on any proposition whatever. However, this is not an in terview, I do not want my name to ap pear in connection with any phase of city politics. I think it is discreditable to a man of private interests to seek office. I am a private citizen and think I ought to be let alone." Magoffin Not a Candidate. When seen by a Herald reportgr this morning Mayor Magoffin said: "I am in no sense a candidate for any office. That is a matter that the peo ple should settle themselves. In city affairs the citizens should select the man they think would be best for the city and no man should offer for the office until selected by the people." Mayor Magoffin did not say that he would not accept the nomination and when asked about that he said: "That is another matter entirely. I did not ask for the office before and shall not ask for it this time, but I think the man selected by the people Bhould accept. I am not positive what DUNCAN DENOUNCES OSGOOD'S UTTERANCES AS INTEMPOR ATE AND INJURIOUS. DENVER. Colo., Jan. 31. Duncan, the representative of the Mine Work ers' of America, appeared before the legislature investigating committee and indignantly denied the statements made by President Osgood of the Colo rado Fuel and Iron company to the ef fect that the miners' union was over bearing, unfair, and brutal. Mr. Duncan said: "Osgood's intem- porate utterances will do much to pre vent a settlement of the present trou bles." - - t V-H - y w-m mm ,1 j'Jfr-'jjiTjTHTsi i LADY RACHEL FITZGERALD. WELL KNOWN IN THE WEST. DIED THIS MORNING. Lieutenant General Nelson A. Miles, commanding the United States army. Is so interested in the movement for the enlargement of our land forces that he goes on horseback every day to call upon President McKinley, with whom he discusses the matter at length. Clinedinst catches the famous soldier in a character Lstic pose. LONDON, Jan. 31. Lady Rachel Fitzgerald, the daughter of the Earl of Dun raven, died thi3 morning at their castle near Limerick, Ireland. Her death was the result of child birth. BOERS CONTINUE THE AGGRES SIVE AND DESTROY MUCH VALUABLE PROPERTY. CAPE TOWN, Jan. 31 The Boers continue to act on the aggressive and Lady Rachel was a frequent visitor I despite Lord Kitchener's declarations that they are being steadily dispersed. much alarm continues. Their attack on the Roksburg mines damaged the properties there to the extent of over half a million pounds. General De Wet is practicing drastic measures. Three of the peace commissioners who called on him were treated as prisoners. One. Adries Wessels, was shot by De Wet's orders and the other two flog ged. to Colorado. El Paso, and the west, visiting America with her father, who owns large estates in the west and southwest. HORRIBLE DEATH OF A YOUNG MACHINIST IN THE RAILWAY SHOPS AT LAREDO. Special Dispatch to The Herald. LAREDO, Texas, Jan. 31. Epige nio Lopez, an eighteen' year old ma chinist apprentice, in the employ of the Mexican Naional machine shops in this city, was caught in a belt of one of the machines and instantly killed. His body was crushed into a pulp. BRITISH AMBASSADOR RECALLED HOME BY A PEREMPTORY SUMMONS. PROTESTANTISM HAS NO SHOW OF GAINING FOOTHOLD IN PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. ifest their sorrow by the unmistake- able fact of forgetting pounds, shillings and pence In sorrowing for the dead queen and paying homage to the new king. Heir Apparent Seriously HI. NEW YORK. Jan. 31 A London cable to the . World today says much alarm is felt at the condition' of the Duke-of York. Eminent doctors were sent to Os borne this morning and dangerous complications are feared. The duke has not a strong constitu tion. It was the measles that caused the! downfall of Lord Roseberry and the symptoms in the King's son at the present time are very similar. Gorgeous Military Pageant. LONDON. Jan. 31. Troops are mass- St. Paul 151 151 tborough Investigation and today the following letter from him was receiv ed by the EI Paso chamber of com merce: "I returned from Washington oi the morning of the 19th inst., and since that time have been quite busy with the legislature which is now in session; otherwise, would have answered your letter of the 7th inst., which reached here during my absence in Washing- Tenn. Coal & Iron 58 58 MINE STOCKS (Colorado Springs.) Open Close Sales Anchoria 100 Portland ". 320 325 Gold Coin 325 Isabella .. 69 69 Elkton Sales 190 192 GRAIN (Chicago). GUGGENHEIM DENIES THAT SMEL TER COMBINATION MEANS FEWEH EMPLOYES. Open Close I ton. MayWheat 80 80 I "I had the pleasure of meetins Sen- May Corn 44 4ator .Culberson while in Washington ' COTTON, (New York). ana nad a k with him regarding the rwr, r-i I Proposed international dam, and I IthinV V. : i . . . . ... March Cotton 9.21-23 9.21-22 -" e sausracromy May Cotton 9.05 9.11-12 arranged ln tne future- ah mai xsew Mexico asks, . and rightfully and justly so, is that the state of Texas and the republic' of Mexico do not interfere with her rights. "When the objectionable features of DENVER, Colo., Jan. 31 The great I Senator Culberson's bill pertaining to smelter deal having been closed New Mexico are eliminated, you will "Daniel Guggenheim, who will be chair- I not find any objections from our peo- man or the board, said today that the I pie. great combination will not mean a I "I desire to tnank you in behalf of dismissal of employes but rather an lour people for the letter that you for- increase in skilled labor. I warded to Senator Culberson l he capitalization of this great or-1 which you enclosed to me." ganization is $100,000,000. It owns ten 8 me Iters and will control eighty per cent of the world's output of silver. LANDED IN JAIL DEADLY EXPLOSION OF DYNA- I THREE OF THE ALLEGED MUR- MITE CAUSED A PANIC IN A PENNSYLVANIA MINE. DERERS OF YSLETA MERCHANT WILKESBARRE, Pa., Jan. 31 This morning a small keg of blasting dyna mite exploded in the Fernwood mine at Pittston. so badly injured they will die. Over 300 lives were endangered by the panic that followed the explosion ing for the queen's funeral. There will be thirty thousand men in line. A , ,, . . fects the Pageant will eclipse the coro- BERLIN, Jan. 31 A sensation was aiakiLiA., Jan. 31 The cabie re porting that the Philippines are being Protestanized proves to be utterly without foundation. As a matter of fact there is no pos sibility of protestanism gaining a foot hold in the islands. The Methodist Episcopal and other Protestant church es here are languishing. a sudden telegraphic summons to Lon don of the British ambassador. Sir Francis Lucelles. His departure is believed to have much political significance. PERMANENT COURT TO ARBI TRATE DISPUTES BETWEEN THE NATIONS. BILLY BRYAN DECLINES TO AD DRESS THE TEXAS LEGISLATORS. SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 31 The house passed the bill for an electric line between Ft. Worth" and Dallas. The senate will also pass it. W. J. Bryan in a letter, declines to address the legislature. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 The per manent court of arbitration, provided for by the convention and signed at The Hague last July, is now completed and ready to consider any international disputes that may be considered. Fifteen nations have appointed their members and the work of (he czar in the interest of general peace eeems likely to bear fruition. Try the Herald's popular wants. nation of the czar at Moscow. The floral display is something enor mous. Three of the most elaborate emblems will come from America. America's Floral Tributes. LONDON. Jan. 31 This afternoon the United States ambassy sent to Windsor a magnificent floral wreath from President McKinley. This will be followed by another from Mrs. Garfield and a great floral cross from Ambassador Choate. Guests are rapidly arriving.The crown Prince of Sweden and Prince George of Saxony arrived at noon. Edward's Magnificent Court. LONDON. Jan. 31 Hundreds of workingmen are reparing to Victoria station this afternoon to await the ar- Arersted. They Had Been Under Ser- veilance for Days and this Mornng Officers Closed in on the Bunch. Three of the supposed murderers of One man was killed and two others I Pablo Romero are now in the county jau awaiting the action of the court. They were arrested this morning af ter a search of. nine months. 7 The parties arrested are Sabina Gon zales. Gregorio Martinez and Bremo Carnano. They were all arrested in El Paso by the "sheriff's force this morning and locked in jail. Another Mexican was arrested in Ysleta this morning charged with the 'three ar rested here but has not been brought to town and his name could not be learned. TREMENDOUS EXPLOSION CAUSES HEAVY LOSS OF LIFE IN CIGAR FACTORY. NEW YORK. Jan. 31 The big cigar factory corner First avenue and 32d street was the scene of an explosion this afternoon .at which several per sons are reported to have lost their lives. MEDINA FOUND GUILTY OF WANTOM,MURDER. Jury, After Being Out 24 Hours, Gave Him 75 Years. Marcus Medina will go to the peni tentiary for 75 yeais. At least that was the sentence he re ceived at the hands of the jury this mornins. Medina was charged with murdering Alvarez, a well known Mexican ranch man, some twenty miles north of El Paso, near Vinton. The Crime. It will be remembered that on the fourth of last July Pablo Romero was found dead in his store at Ysleta and the crime was shrouded in mystery for manymonths. There has been num erous arrests since that time but pone have been the right parties. It ij be lieved, and the belief is backed with good evidence, that the parties ar rested today are the right "men and their conviction is entirely probable. Pablo Romero was a highly respect ed old Mexican merchant at Ysleta and The story, published in The Herald at the time, was substantially as fol- I had been living all alone for months. lows: Alvarez was riding o-er his He usually had plenty of money and it Medina and three other men skinning ,6" lue ""'"" was com a cow. I mittea witn the purpose of robbery. Medina drew a vinchester and told I He was found dead 'in his Ktnrp a ft or Aiyarez mat ne was going to kill him. he had erown cold and Sn,. With this he fired and Alvarez fell mortally wounded. Alvarez then crawled to a bunch of bushes and a hot fight lasted for several hours. At nightfall the men went away leavine Alvarez for dead. He came out and finally got home but died at six o'clock the next morning. Medina s term practically amounts to life imprisonment. arrests it is said that the proper men became too confident and gave their own secret away. Calendars White's. and iaries at Potter- & Try a hot clam bouillon at Potter & White's.