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bl PASO DAILY HEKALO. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY I, 1901.
Neighbor hood Notes TEXAS. OIL EXCITEMENT GROWIXG. The oil excitement is increasing throughout Texas. It is conservatively estimated by those who have been keeping in close touch with the move ment that fully 5.000.000 of acres of prospective oil lands have been leased in different parts of the state since the great gusher near Beaumont was discovered several days ago. The de ' mand for well-drilling rigs is unprece dented. Scores of these outfits are be ing shipped into the state from Penn sylvania and Indiana. There has been a big jump in land values in the num erous prospective oil districts. Thom as Harpley. a wealthy rice grower of Louisiana, has been in Austin in con . nection with the organization of a company which proposes to put down oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico about forty-live miles distance from Galves ton. The proposed site of these wells Is known to mariners as "oil pool," from the fact that the surface of the gulf at that point is covered with oil. This oil pool covers several hundred acres of water, and is a favorite har bor of refuge for coast craft in time of storm. It is the accepted theory that the oil comes from the bed of the gulf, and the company now being organized proposes to put down wells on the spot if any ' anchorage can be secured for the well-drilling machinery. The com pany will have a capital stock of $500, 000. A number of Cleveland, Ohio, capitalists are associated with Mr. Harpley in the enterprise. AN AGED DIVORCEE. The West' Texas Stockman, printed at Colorado, acknowledges a pleasant call from A. M. K. Sowell, who is well along in the eighties, but whose matri monial experiences have recently been quite a bed of thorns to him. He re cently took unto himself the fourth partner to share his joys and sorrows and in his own language, "Instead of proving a joy and a comfort that wo man was a fraud." Before the mar riage of Mr. Sewell to his fourth spouse he deeded to his fourth joy and com forter a half interest in his little farm. Later when a dark cloud arose and spread itself across the honeymoon and Daddy Sowell wanted the knot untied this deeed was somewhat of an impe diment to the separation and his troublee multiplied. However he final ly induced his fourth better-half to take $300 for her interest In the farm and allow him to get a divorce. He then sold the farm and moved to Kaufman county where he will make his future home. He says he may run for representative to the legislature from Kaufman county the next time one is to be elected from that place and if some good woman does not cap ture his youthful affections before that time he is liable to be heard from in Kaufman county politics, i AFTER FOUR YEARS. About four years ago the silver com munion service was taken from the Methodist church. South, in Terrell and it has Just been found. T. C. Ward who lives fourteen miles east of Ter rell, discovered on bis place under some bushes what he thought to be two pewter goblets and two tin plates. He took them to his house and on polish ing them discovered them to be silver with "Terrell M. E. Church, South engraved on them. He took them to Terrell and they were identified as the ones the church lost about four 3 ears ago. . KILLED BY HIS SON. At Courtney, a small town near Va- vasota. R. H. Jones, a constable, was shot and instantly killed by his son. It is alleged that Jones was whipping bis wife with a blacksnake whip when his son interfered. Jones turnei on him with his whip and the boy shot him. The son was arrested and re leased on.nis own recognizance, jones was about 46 years of age and hi3 son is 19. Mrs. Jones is in a precarious con dition. FEMININE NIMRODS. The report comes from Deaf Smith county that two school ma'ams of that county went wolf hunting in the XIT pasture and succeeded in shooting a wolf which has become famous as the lone lobo wolf, and which has without doubt killed 500 calves In the past five years. The wolf s hide measured six feet from tip to tip. ATTENDING TO DELIVERY. , E. S. Newman, of the live stock firm of Newman Bros. & Nations, II M. Patterson and Attorney Harvey, all of El Paso, were down last week at tending to the details of the final de livery of the Clabber Hill outfit sold to Crowley Bros. Colorado Stockman. NEW MEXICO. TRIED TO KILL BRIDE. A dispatch from Albuquerque tells the story of an attempted murder prompted by Jealousy, which occurred at Coboyetiti. Valencia county. At the residence of Jose Francisco Anzures there was being held a function to cel ebrate the approaching wedding of the daughter of a county commissioner. Auastocio Vadia was there with his 12-year-old son. While the festivities were in progress a shot was fired through the window and Vadia's son was instantly killed. The party at once broke up and the men rushed out fide in the hopes of catching the as sassin, but nobody was found. Suspi cion pointed to two young men. Sec undino Martinez and Josesito Chaves, and they were arrested. It is supposed that the deadly missile was intended for the prospective bride, as the shot passed through her hair, making a scalp wound. Martinez, one of the fel lows arrested, was in love with the young woman, who had refused to ac cept his attentions and is engaged to another young man. NO REFLECTION UPON EL PASO. The Midwinter Carnival at El Paso was a success and reflects great credit upon our sister metropolis. The pa rades, etc.. were far beyond the expec tation of many. Capitan sent its quota of visitors to the carnival and all returned home pleased with rhat they saw as well as with the treatment accorded them by the citizens of the town. The only complaint that we hear made was the conspicuous num ber of light fingered gentry present, but this was no reflection upon El Paso. Bunco steerers usually flock to such places and the only way to escape them is to refuse to bite at their games. The public are in a great meas- use responsioie ror me -sure ming man. If people refused to patronize his games he could not exist upoi: his calling. Capitan Progress. TOO MUCH LIQUOR. An Albuquerque saloon keeper ttep ped out his side door early in the morning and found the form of a wo man half sitting and crouching against the side of the building. He wert up and took hold of her arm and found that she was cold and stiff in death The body was that of Mrs. Elena Se- dillo, a native about 60 years of age who had lived in Albuquerque a long time, fane occupied a room in the building against which her body was round. She was addicted to the exces sive use of liquor and was In the saloon the night before about ten o clock considerably under the influence of liquor. She was not seen after that until the next morning when she was found dead by the saloon keeper. She lived alone, having for a long time been separated from ber husband. GOVERNOR'S DAUGHTER DEAD. Elizabeth Emmett, the 7-months-old daughter of Governor and Mrs. Overo, died in Santa Fe Monday of conges tion of the lungs. The legislature and supreme court adjourned and adopted suitable resolutions out of respect for Mr. and Mrs. Otero. The remains were taken to Denver for interment. PICTURESQUE ACHIEVEMENT ACCOMPLISHED IN MEXICO. Cigarette Smoking Used With Success to Deceive Capitalists in Regard to the Value of Some Ore Samples. Probably the most picturesque achievement in mine salting ever put through on the American continent writes W. J. Chalmers in the Saturday Evening Post of Philadelphia, was that upon which a celebrated mine in north ern Mexico changed hands. The fame of this find reached the ears of a group of men in San Francisco men who had made fortunes in mining and would have resented the insinuation that they could be caught by any of the tricks of the trade. They were experienced prospectors and operators and some of them, at least, had them selves handled the pick and shovel and washed out many a pan of pay-dirt on a grubstake basis. These capitalists sent several highly capable experts down to make a thorough investiga tion. Realizing the responsibility of their mission and being thoroughly capable and conscientious In their pro fession, the experts carried out their instructions to the letter. They took out the samples with their own hands, put them in small canva3 sacks brought for the purpose, and sealed the sacks with private seals. Each ex pert worked individually and never al lowed his sample to be handled for a moment by any person other than him self. The mine was located in the Inter ior, and the nearest assay office was on the coast. Not only was the journey to the latter long, tedius and difficult but also very dangerous, as the moun tains were infested with bandits who asked no better prey than a company of mining capitalists from the states, The samples were burdensome, and the responsibility of keeping a close sur veillance upon them was not tiesir able. All these considerations moved the experts to decide that they would do their own assaying at the mill con nected with the mine. Permission to do this was obtained from the man ager of the mill, and the experts en gaged several Mexicans, who were loaf ing about the place, to grind the sam ples. As the weather was intolerably hot and the 'work of reducing ore sam ples to a fine powder is exceedingly vigorous exercise, the men from the states bad no inclination to undertake this severe manual labor. Nor was there any apparent need that they should do this in order to protect the Interests of their employers, for the grinding was done directly under their own eyes and in plain sight. The samples were placed on a flat steel plate called a "bucking-board," and were reduced to dust by the rock ing of a heavy, semi-cylindrical piece of iron. Each expert applied his sam pies on the bucking-board, stood over them until they were ground, and then. gathering up the dust with his own hands, carried it into the assay-'. 00m and immediately made his analysis. Every part of the process was done under the bright sunlight and clearly within the experts' vision. The fact that the Mexicans who worked the hammer were Industrious ly smoking native cigarettes as they swayed back and forth above the plate upon which the samples were being crushed into powder did not attract the attention of the experts, who natural ly expected the proceediug as the usual thing. Of course the ashes fell into the grist which accumulated on the bucking-board, but this was deemed of no consequence. Although the Mex icans seemed to take the work in a decidedly leisurely way, this was charged to the native temperament. Had the grinders worked half as in dustriously as tb?y smoked their task would have been finished in half the time that it occupied. But the languor which the experts felt as a result of the extreme heat made them exceedingly lenient with the Mexicans, who were allowed to take their time and to chatter and smoke as much as they liked. After each expert had completed the assay of his own samples the entire group compared the results or their work and found that the analysis showed a splendid yield. With light hearts and clear consciences the young men returned to San Francisco and reported to their principals, giv ing a careful description of the extreme precautions which they' had observed to prevent their samples from being tampered with or salted. On these re ports the veteran mine owners paid more than a million dollars to the agent of the original owners. This money was placed on deposit in one of the California banks and the new own ers took possession of the property. Had they delayed pushing operations at the mine, results would have been far different. They moved quickly, however, and soon discovered that in some way either the mine or the sam ples had been heavily salted. Then ac tion was taken to secure the purchase money at ihe bank. This brought to light the fact that the major share of the funds had been removed to Europe. However, a sum amounting to a com fortable fortune was still in the pos session of the banking institution and was recovered. When too late the experts realized that a score of cigarettes well loaded with gold dust and smoked above a buckingboard on which samples are be ing ground is an excellent substitute for a shotgun as a means of artist salting.- In fact, the cigarettes must be considered as far superior to the shotgun, as the amount of gold dust to be dropped into the samples by this method is capable of being much more delicately graduated than by the crud er implement. As a very slight var iation of the proportion of gold found in a small sample means an immense fluctuation in the value of a ton of ore, it will readily be realized that the dan ger of oversalting is very great and that the men who employ this method of swindling are quite likely to betray their fraud by overdoing their work. I recall one other instance of at tempting to salt samples by the agency of dust concealed in ashes. It occurred at Leadville. It was suspect ed that the ore seller and the assayer were working in collusion and a secret watch was set upon their movements. The detective was shrewd enough to notice that the grinder allowed the asher from his pipe to fall into the samples. The pipe was seized and found to be well "loaded" with gold dust. One of the most ingenious and suc cessful cases of socalled mine salting which I now recall was worked in con nection with the sale of a properly lo cated in Alaska. By some hook or crook the miner with the doul.tful property on hand secured from a workman In the employ or a ricn mine near by a "core" taken from a dia mond drill working in the ricn proper ty. Of course this core was run 01 rich ore. It was shoved into tne uar rel of the drill in the neighboring mine. The expert who was making the examination for prospective purchas ers took out this core, assayed it. ana naturally reacned the conclusion that he had come upon a mine as valuable as the other. The purchase was made and his principals paid several hun dred thousand dollars. The examination of the El Oro mine. at Tultenango, Mexico, for which some $4,500,000 was paid, was an example of this kind. The mine was examine 1 oy fully five experts, all men of interna tional reputation, and all making sep arate and distinct reports, witnoiK an knowledge of what any other expert had done or was doing. Upon that re port the mine was sold and nougnt. A FAMILY SECRET. A thoroughly congenial party was taking luncheon one afternoon recently In a fashionable down town care. Those at the table were old friends. but several of them had not met before for years. . Therefore the three-year- old hopeful of Mr. and Mrs. Mac was not only a new acquaintance of the others, but was cn object of unusual inteerest by reason 01 the manner In which the father boasted of the little chap's intellectual attainments. While awaiting the appearance of the Ice cream, Mr. Mac grasped the opportunity to dazzle his friends with the brightness of the bey. "Now son, he paid, "won t yon spell Jim' for the ladies and gentlemen?'' "J-i-m," responded Jimmy Mac in a faint, heUtant voice. "That's a good little man." proudly said the father. "And now spell cat.' " "C ," eaid Jimmy, and after consid erable thought and some doubt, "a " "Correct." announced Mr. Mac. "Now go on." But Jimmy apparently had struck a snag, and the proud parent was com pelled to voluteer assistance. "Don't you remember the last let ter?" he Inquired. "What Is It we drink at home in the vening?" "Whiskey," promptly declared Jim my. The bright boy was excuesd from further questioning." Washington Star. THE MATTER OF JOLTS. The Massachusetts supreme court has decided that street car Jolts do not prove contributory negligence on the part of the motorman. This seems to leave the fieul wide open for the jolt- ers. The motorman, ir or a revengrui. or playful disposition, can jolt the very socks off his uncomplaining load for what's the good of complaining in the face of the Massachusetts precedent? Some time ago a passenger on the Wade Park line happened to let his gaze wander to the heaving floor of the car. "Sir." he said between the jolts to the man opposite him. "your false teeth appear to have ben jolted out of your mouth and onto the floor of the car." "Sir." said the unfortunate passen ger. I am well aware or the unpleas ant fact. Don't you see that I am sit ting here waiting for that brute of a motorman to Jolt 'em back again!" As they say In the higher institutes of learning. "Wouldn't that Jolt you!" Cleveland Plain Dealer. FOOD CHANGED TO POISON. Putrefying food In the intensities produces enetts like those of arsenic, but Dr King's New Life Pills expel the poisons from clogged bowels, gently. easily, but surely, curing Constipation, Billiousness. Sick Headache, Fevers, all Liver, Kidney and bowel troubles. Only 25 cents, at W. A. Irvin & Co's. Mrs. J. H. Comstock, the florist, has cut flowers, potted plants, and floral decorations. 'Phone 493. Floral Decorations Cut Rowers. Plants. Palms, etc.. and shippers of CaCtl. H. A. KEZER. - 06 San Antonio l A Singer Sewing Machine MAKES A NICE XMAS PRESENT. SOLD ON EASY PAYMENTS. J-J. SPEIR. 402 EL PASO STREET. PHONE 499. MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER ARRESTED IN CALIFORNIA. Had Been Hiding From Those Who Knew Him For More Thau Ten Years and Lived Under an Assumed Name. Sheriff Hume, of Erath county, Texas, left El Paso this morning for Sacramento, California, to bring back a fugitive murderer. The fugitive's name is Frank Hyatt. He is wanted for a murder committed in 18S9 more than ten years ago. The Sacramento Bee gives the fol lowing account of the capture of Hyatt alias feads: Chief of Police Sullivan and Police Officer Maley have effected a clever capture. Yesterday afternoon a man who for five years has worked in Car Shop 5 at the Southern Pacific plant in this city under the name of George Eads. was locked up and a charge placed against him of having murdered Ste phen Pressey In Erath county, Texas, in 18S9. Chief Sullivan obtained from Eads a confession of the crime, which Eads signed, with the chief and George Ma ley and Max P. Fisher as witnesses. In his confession Eads or Frank Hyatt, as he admits his true name is says that Pressey was his first wife's stepfather: that they had a dispute about a division fence: that Pressey took up a cobble to fling at him and that he seized a piece of lumber and delivered a blow to avert the cobble. The blow, instead of striking Pressey on the arm. hit his head and killed him. Eads says that believing that he would not get a fair deal in the courts with Pressey's friends for witnesses, he skipped the country, and that he lived in various states under various names; that his first wife hawing died he remarried in Wisconsin under the name of Martin, and that he assumed the name .of Eads when he came here and obtained employment at the shops. Chief Sullivan and Officer Maley, about three weeks ago, obtained infor mation that a man was living in this city who was wanted for a murder committed in Texas.and the arrest and obtaining a confession are due to their own efforts, the Texas officials having but little information to enable the officers to accomplish results. Eads or Hyatt, rather will be kept in the city prison pending action by the Tex as officials, who have wired that he be held. A MATRIMONIAL QUESTION. Should a Man Marry Before He can Offer His Wife a Home? The tern i nine Solution. Should a man make a home before he asks a woman to marry him. or should he marry first and let the home making follow the wedding? This is rather a nice social question and it is entertainingly discussed In J. P. Mow bray's article, "1 ne Making of a Country Home" m Everybody's Mag azlne. Discussing the limitations and the helplessness of life in a flat under con ditions that seem to prescribe a rise, John Denison says to his wife: A man ought to reach his goal be fore he takes a wife, for the more he loves her the more of a handicap she is. Don t you seo that? "No. I don't see it at all." "But you understand that h3 will not take any risk when he is married; would rather plod securely than con quer at his peril. I ought to have made a home fit for such a wife as I have before I married her." Then she laughed one of her copious mellow laughs. "I think you have got that wrong, John, upon my word I do. Homes do not produce wives or lead up to them. It is just the other way, it seems to me. The wives produce the homes. Young men. as I understand it. think just about as much of making a home before they get a wife, as they do about making a flying trip to the moon. Why, it would be just too rkiiculous. John, to see a young man bnildng a home and furnishing it. and then expecting a wife and baby to drop in because it's ready, as the wrens do. You know yourself you never would have had a home like this if you hadn't got married. How could you?" GOOD WORK DONE BY JUSTICE! ELLIS. Performed Marriage Ceremony For Two Young Couples. In the county clerk's office yester day Justice of the Pence Ellis united in matrimony Luis Lara and Miss D. Waranja. both Mexican residents of El Paso. The preceding day the same official married Candelario Lavina and Carolina Itonay. This season there Is a large death rate among children from croup and lung troubles. Prorant nntlnn nrin save the little ones from these terrible diseases. We know of nothing so cer tain to give Instant relief as One Min ute Cough Cure. It can also be relied upon In grippe and all throat and lung troubles of adults. Tleasant to take. Fred Schaefer. drugglts. Railroad schedule, page 7. Hotels and Restaurants. Unier One Management HOTEL PIERS0N KATES $2.00 to H.00- All outbids annoy rooms. " Excel lent table board. Batter and cream from fur own Jersey dairy. Special rates by the month. HOTEL FRVNCIS European o'an rates 7ftc to fl,fi0. Finest rooms and finest furnished In the city, K ery room has pore porcelane baths. Special rates by the week or mouth. ARDMORE RESTAURANT American Cooks. Everything strictly firei-class. NO. 207 TEXAS STREET. EASTERN GRILL First-class restaurant In every respect First-class cooking'. Short orders day and night. Dinner Daily at 3 p. m. 23 El Paso St., Next to Cooper's. Occidental Restaurant Regular Meals 25 Cents. Short Orders at all Hours. Dinner from 1 to 8 p. m. Everything brand new and strictly Brat class service, f flil C Between; Ban Antonio lUJ Ulan Ol. and Bast Overland Bts Every One Eats AT THE SILVER KING CAFE Most popular lunch counter In tns city. Anything you want: tfce best of food and the best of service. "The best Chill Con Oarne in the city every night at 8 o'clock." Open Day and Night.. STEIN & UHL.IG, Props. !09 San Antonio St - EL PASO Alexican Fire Opals GOOD ASSOTMENT RIGHT PRICES. . . . Mexican leather carvr-r and burner at work. Call on us. W G.WALZ CO. Oludad Juaras Uea Opposite Custom House. DR. NG CHE HOK Guaduate Chinese Physician m Over an vears ex Jperience in treating jail aiseases or mat ana women. He guarantees u cure Blood Poison Lost Manhood. Skit diseases. Urop Hernia, Gonorrhoea Scrofula. Paralyse Rheumatism, Dis- 'eases of Brain, Heart : 'Lung, Kidneys, Llv "r Biauder, and al female Oomplamt. All diseases enreo axclusively bj inl aese hertm w'.thoui surgical operalon Consultation Free Honrs: B.a. .to 8 p. m. i Sundays, 10 a. n to 4 p. m OFFICE 105 MYRTLE AVE Off Baa Antonio St., next Delaware Par nlture Store. When In -JUAREZ insist upon having La Prueba 99 Cigars, manufactured by Balsa 7 Hermano, Veracruz, Mez. The onlv Mexican cigars that have tn sntre to the leading clubs of the UnlteC states and Europe. Special brand. -PLOb US U&LfiA. ' BOYD THE'. TAIOLR Room 28. Bronson Block ROGERS, The Candy Maker. If you want the unadultered . . C A L L,-3 Be Has the Best. ROGERS. Next to Postoffice. MCLAUGHLIN'S XXXX Coffee IS THE REST. It Settles Itself. Sold Only In One Pound Packages. Ask Your Grocer For It. El Paso Grocery Co. Cor. Oregon and Overland 1 KH.?:af4it P On terms to suit all d Purchasers. 9 i Piano Tutilng, Polishing and V Repairing. M W. G. DUNN & CO A Court Houie Block EAM0N.... Assay and Chemical Laboratories.... If you want reliable assays and aaaiy ses Rive us a trial. The only power crashing plant ta assay office south of Denver. Careful attention Riven ore snlpmea to Et Paso smelters. 208 MESA AVENUt, P. O. BOX 7. El Paso, Texas. independent Assay Office D.W.Reckhart.M. Proprietor. Agent for Ore Ship pers. Assays and Chemical Analysis. ni8 mum asa BKFOKTKD CPOM. Bullion ffork a SparUKy. . Cor. San Francisco A Chihuahua Sts. EL PASO, TEXAS. DONT WORRY It's Money In your pocket if tne house you buy 01 build 1 constructed with from our yard; and you will mace no mistake if you buy jour FEED AND FUEL of all kinds from us. We carry tne oes of everything in our line. Ei PasoFuelCo, Br Offilce: 411 Santa Fe St. . D. C. BALLINGER J. J. LONGWELXj 'inter & Loofwell, Transfer, Livery. Fee3 and Sale Sables. New Rigs, itubber liros, Good Drivers. iiacK service Promptly Furnished. Transferring of Freight. Light and heavy hauling. Consignments of freight in car lots for diatrlhnrlui given prompt attention. Have fine accommodations for hand ling live stock in transit through the city. Give osj Trial. Full line of wagons, buggies, and de livery wagons. Nos. 12 and 14 San Francisco street. and 106 Santa street. mm Chopped in Two. - Your dollar split in the middle when you buy coal that is half waste ashes, clinkers, slag Why not get a dollar's worth for your dollar? How? Buy hon est, clean, well-screened, accu rately weighed coal from Payne Badgor Coal Co Wholesale and Retail Dealers in WOOD, LIMB, CEMENT. PLASTER x-i .ja jjiwiv, ritw ULAY PLAS . TERING HAIR, ETC. Phone 389. Second and Chihuahua. BBSS8: nisW