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E1L PA IDAHrar HIERAXJD). 4:30. p. m. Last Edition EL PASO. tEXAS. TUESDaY; FEBRUARY 5,1901. 21st YEAR, NO. 30. PRICE 5 CENTS. SO HE BROKE HIS CAKE Fight Last Evening Between Two Business Men. SLIGHTLY STABBED A. P. Coles and T. B. Dock ery Had a Dispute and Finally Came to Blows. A difficulty yesterday afternoon a!T 4:30 o'clock between A. P. Coles and Ttaos. B. Dockery, the tw) weli known i , nnofui nttlt. fi flutter of excitement on the streets and nojence. end of gossip. irnrtimatelv neither Mr. Coles nor Mr. Dockery was seriously injured. Mr. Dockery was truck with a cane and the cane was badly shattered and Mr. Coles was slightly stabebd in the right shoulder with the blade of an office erasing knife. The two gentlemen met by the mer est chance at the head of the stair way on the second floor of the Coles Hubbell building. Mr. Coles, whose back was Injured several days ago. has been compelled to U3e a small cane in walking and bad it with him yesterday when he met Mr. Do '.kery- Both gentlemen admit that ill will has existed between them for some time, due In a measure to the election of bank directors and also to the fact that Mr. Coles accused Mr. Dockery of j attempting to hire his bookkeeper. Yesterday when they met an alter cation ensued. A man who was by the merest chance a spectator to the start and finish of the trouble de scribed the fight ot a Herald reporter. Said he: "As I passed down from the third floor of the building Mr, Coles was standing with his heels leas than three inches from the ft on-, stair case leading to the San Antonio street entrance. He held his cane in his right hand and was partly facing Mr. Tkickerv. who was less than a fo:it away. Both men appeared to be ex cited and their language voward one another was more forcible than ele gant. "Not expecting trouble I pushed my way by Mr. Coles, who almost blocked the head of the stairway, and descend ed. Mr. Coles perilous position in case he was struck or pushed was ap parent, for had he lost his balance a fall down the steps awaited him. "I did not bear all that was said, for I was not particularly interested, but as I passed I heard Mr. Coles say, 'You are not in my class at all. I want no trouble with you, but if you want any thing out of me you can get it "I was probably two thirds of the way down to the street when the fight started. It must have lasted less than a minute. There was the sound of heavy blows and the crash of a break ins walking cane. I bad no more than time to turn my head to look back up the stairway when Mr. Coles lost hia balance, hastily descended some dis tance. He carried a remnant of his broken cane in bis hand and Dockery's battered derby was on his foot. I don't know how the hat got on Mr. Coles' foot. I don't think he knew himself, but it was there. "After he had managed to check his fall down the steps, which was a few yards above me, the first thing he did was to kick his foot free from the hat. The derby was a total wreck. "I. think it was Mr. Coles' intention to return and renew the attack, but i.y that time persons occupying offices above had rushed out and hustled Dockery away. " 'I am cut In the back! said Mr. Coles. He stuck the blade of his knife in my back!' "I looked for blood, but saw none; Mr. Coles walked on toward his office for the purpose of securing surgical attention. "His wound was afterwards reported to be but slight." - Dockery's Statement. According to Mr. Dockery the affair came up originally over his proposal, made in a joke, to employ Mr. Coles' bookkeeper. Later, however, the af- fairs in the Lowden bank had much to do with it. It appears that Mr. Coles and probab- ly one or two other directors refused . to sit on ine board of directors with j Dockery, and gave his proposal to Coles clerk as their reason. Dockery was consequently left out of the board of directors. Dockery then learned that the directors objected to him sitting on the board and stated that he wanted nothing to do with the bank and drew out his money on deposit and offered his stock for sale. He learned later that the objections to him were on account of thr, book ke-?pe incident and took his money back to the bank. This did not remedy ever hiug and Dockery took the first opportunity to explain to Coles the incident referred to. He told him. he stated yest-rday afternoon, that it was all In fun and Mr. Coles made the remark that ho did not want to have anything to do with him anyway as he did not uelong to his class, and the fight res iltod. Mr. Coles' Statement. A. P. Coles was at his office this morning but still limps slightly from the effects of the Injury to his back received a week ago. He stated that the knife wound received yesterday had caused him little or no inconven Jlr Coles declined to make a de tailed statement for publication but said: . "I am sorry this fight between Dock ery and myself happened. There would have been nothing of it had be not been aggressive and ugly. I would not have struck' him with my cane had I not seen the gleam of his knife. I simply tried to defend myself." Dockery told a Herald reporter this morning that the cane was broken by striking the banister and that It did not strike his head. He made a $509 cash appearance bond last night. Coles says he had nothing to do with the issuance of the warrant. The hour and date of the hearing have not been set. Dockery Surrendered. Last . night a warrant was is&sued from Justice Spencer's court charging Dockery with assault to murder. He went around to the magistrate's office and made bond. FREEDOM OF THE PRESS The Senate Will Not Allow It To Be As sailed. MANILA INCIDENT feller Led a Bitter Attack On Military Powers of Philippines for Ex pelling Editor WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 In the sen ate this morning when the district of Columbia appropriation bill was up for consideration. Senator Teller had it laid aside temporarily while the sen ate made a bitter attack on the auth orities, or military powers, in Manila which had deported a free speaking ed itor. - A resolution of inquiry, which had been introduced was passed. ARMY REORGANIZATION BILL GIVES PLUMS TO TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO OFFICERS. DENVER. Feb. 5. The army reor- genization bill gives many plums to military men. It was announced to day that the department of Colorado will get the following advancements: Brigadier General Merriam to be made a major general; Captain Var nura to be made a major; Lieutenant McClure. of Wlngate, N. M.. to be made a captain; Lieutenant Overton, of Wasbakee, Wyo., Lieutenant Young de Chesne. of Utah. Lieutenant Flem ing, and Lieutenant Cole of Fort Grant. Arizona, to be made captains. Several other officers from various forts in Texas, New Mexico, and Ari zona will be advanced. Railroad schedule, page 7. Xinsof England as LONDON, Feb. 5 Cancer of the throat has marked King Edward as its victim. His days are numbered, but he bears up bravely. He can hardly speak. The best specialists in the kingdom have examined his throat and re gard his case as hopeless. He knows his condition. ' His case is very similar to that of the emperor of Germany and the Duke of Edinborough. The dread disease runs in the family. DESTRUCT IVE FIRES Boston Globe Damaged Heavily Early This Morning. OLD HOTEL BURNED Number of Lives Were Lost and Several Fire men Were Severely Injured. BINGHAMPTON, Feb. 5 Early this morning the oldest hotel in the city, the Exposition house was destroyed by fire. One man was burned to death .and many were badly injured by jumping from windows. The house was full of guests and it is feared that five were fatally injured in frantic efforts to escape. Janitor Cremented. BOSTON. Feb. 5 A big blaze this morning partially destroyed the First National bank building, - consuming many of the books in the bank and preventing the transaction of business today except in a fragmentary manner. The fire spread to the adjoining building occupied by the Boston Globe, a newspaper, partially gutting that and causing the loss to the newspaper of $150,000. There were several accidents. The janitor of the bank block was cremated and his wife so seriously burned that she will die. Three firemen were in jured. EMPEROR WILLIAM LEFT LONDON FOR HIS HOME TODAY. A POPULAR OVATION. LONDON, Feb. 5. Emperor William the crown prince of Germany and the royal suite left London today for home amidst hussas and a popular ovation. The farewells between the king and queen of England and the German party were most affectionate. Crowds thronged the thoroughfares and cheered William to the echo. ROBERT F. HILL HANGED IN NEW JERSEY TODAY FOR THE MUR DER OF HIS WIFE. CAMDEN. N. J.. Feb. 5 For the murder of his wife Edith. Robert F. Hill was hanged today in the ccunty jail. Hill, aged twenty-eight, killed his wife, aged twenty-five in a fit of jeal ousy and then attempted suicide but was unsuccessful. He walked bravely to bis death and died easily. BOERS AGAIN THREATEN LOREN ZO MARQUES. A SQUAD RON ORDERED OUT. LONDON. Feb. 5 It is reported here this morning that the Boera command ed by General Blake are threatening Lorenzo Marques and that Portugal has requested British assistance. A British squadron has been ordered to the bay. a Cancer RUINED BY WHISKEY James Hogan of This City Killed Himself At Fort Worth. WANTED TO DIE Hogan's Unconquerable Love for the Rum Demon Caused the Rash Act. After a desperats attempt to kill himself by cutting his throat and breast with a knife had failed, James S. Hogan, a former resident of El Paso, threw himself under a moving train at the crossing of the M.. K. & T. and Cotton Belt tracks nine miles north of Ft. Worth and was killed. The man, who was unknown at Fort Worth, came up to the station at the crossing and asked C. A. Wells, the operator for his knife. He was bleeed ing from wounds in his neck and breast and said he had tried to kill himself but his knife was too dull. Wells took him into the station and tried to dis suade him from his purpose and was talking to him when an M K. & T. freight train came up. Hogan said he would throw himself in front of the train. The operator signaled the train to stop before it came close enough for the man to throw himself in front of it. Determined to Die. The conductor and a brakeman came forward and took charge of the would be suicide. They took him a short dis tance off the right of way and signaled the engineer to come ahead. When the train came up even with the men, the bleeding man jerked himself loose from the trainmen and threw himself under a car near the rear of the train. A wheel struck the man and knocked him from the track lifeless. Although there was but a slight wound on the man's bead death was instantaneous. The man told Wells that he wanted to kill himself on account of family troubles, saying that he was accused of having several wives when he only had one, but did not tell where she was. He was evidently mentally unbalanced. Identity Established. At the inquest papers were found on his person which established his: identity. He was James S. Hogan. who for the past fourteen months, up till a week ago was a resident of El Paso. He worked as a switchman for the G. H. in this city until about three months ago when he quit to go to work as a brake man on the T. & P. This morning a Herald man called at flOG Missouri street where Hogan lived with his family in home of Jas. Red- mond. Mrs. Redmond said that Mrs. ' Hogan and children left for Denver a week ago last night and Mr. Hogan started east in search of work a week ago tonight. Mrs. Redmond was Clark is a young man of good reputa shocked at the news of Hogan's death tlon and it is said agreed to marry but was not much surprised that he Miss Mershon. committed suicide, for he had been des pondent for a long time and had said at times, "I am crazy." Mrs. Redmond said he was a kind hearted man but his love for liquor had ruined him and caused him to ne glect his family. He had a family to be proud of, an estimable wife, a little girl and boy above the average in ' beauty and brightness and a little babe two months old. But he had fallen so .low, had allowed the fiery liquor to jburn away his conjugality and natural j tenderness so that he evinced instead of sorrow at parting with bis loved ones, rather a pleasure to have them off his hands. Mrs. Redmond herself solicited con tributions to raise means on which the wife and babies might go to her parents in Denver and then the drink' crazed nusband begged pitifully lor a ! part of the money with which to buy liquor. Liquor was his sole downfall and Mrs. Redmond says there is noth ing in his story that he was accused of having more than one wife. That was only a hallucination brought on by ex cessive drinking. The knife with which he hacked and lacerated his throat and breast Is thought to be one which he received as a Christmas present last December. The description of it tallies with the present. He threw it away just be fore arriving at the station and It was afterward found. The suicide's brother, Joseph Hogan, a well-to-do citizen of Colton, Utah, has been notified of the tragedy and will probably take charge of the body. He has been liberal with his brother and given him large sums of money at different times, during the latter's life. The railroad men of El Paso, and es pecially the men who worked with him in the G. H. yards, are grieved at his sad ending and many were the ex pressions of pity for the deceased and his family when the news of his death was received by them. D. B. HILL DECLINES TO ADDRESS THE TEXAS LEGISLATORS AT AUSTIN. Special Dispatch to The Herald. AUSTIN. Texas. Feb. 5. David B. Hill declines to addess the Texas leg islature. EMPEROR TOWED Francis . By Joseph Captured a Charming Actress POPE IS WILLING And the Royal Family Have Received the Girl With Open rm$. NEW YORK. Feb. 5 A cable to the World carries the story from Paris regarding the alleged impending mar riage of the Emperor Francis Joseph to the actress Frau Sen rat t. Tbe relations between tne woman and the imperial family are very af fectionate and she is very much in com pany with his sister, the late empress. It is said also that the pope has an- nuled Frau Schratt's former marriage with the Baron Kisch and the actress will therefore marry the emperor al most immediately. He will raise her to the rank of Countess Von Hoxtenberg. DENVER YOUNG MAN GOT IN SE RIOUS TROUBLE AND THEN . FLED. DENVER. Col.. Feb. 5. BeCatifuI Maude Mershon died at St. Luke's hos pital the other night. The man in the case was named to the attending doctor who turned the information over to the police, Today a warrant was issued for the arrest of Walter W. Clark, a checkman at the union depot, who, getting word, disappeared from town. CRUSADE COMMENCED Mrs. Nation and Followers Created Much Havac Foday- WERE FIRED UPON Interior of One Saloon Com pletely Wrecked and the ;. Porter Beaten Ring leader Arrested. TOPEKA. Feb. 5 Early this morn ing Mrs. Nation started out on a ' joint wrecking" crusade. . She and her enthusiastic adherents were up at half past four and shortly before dawn upon the outset of her day's career she was arrested for dis turbance. ' She and five companions visited a sa loon only to find the doors and win dows barred. The women raised axes and hatchets and beat on the doors, whereupon the proprietor used a gun and after three or four shots had been fired among the women without hitting them, the cru saders retired. The senate saloon was next visited. Women got inside and wrecked the bar room. They overpowered the negro watchman, who later - wrestled with Mrs. Nation and In the melee she was cut with her own hatchet. Mrs. Nation immediately had a rough and tumble fight with the darkey getting him into a corner and hammer ing him unmercifully. The women then smashed the fur niture and glassware, broke beer and liquor kegs and spilled all the whiskey in the establishment. At this point the police arrived and Mrs. Nation was arrested. Imprisoned, But Defiant. TOPEKA, Feb. 5 Mrs. Nation was taken to court this morning acid was ordered held without bail until the trial next Thursday. From the jail door she issued a proc lamation to the little children of To peka calling upon them to go out and wreck every saloon in the city. : ' " : MILES MADE LIEUTENANT GEN ERAL TODAY BY PRESIDENT M'KINLEY. WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. The presi dent made many army appointments today. General Miles was made lieutenant general and commander-in-chief of the army, thus setting at rest all sto res of antagonism between Miles and the administration. Fred Grant Promoted. WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 In addition to the nomination of Miles to be lieu tenant general today, the president promoted Young, Chaffee and MacAr thur to be major generals. - A number of colonels were promoted to be brigadier generals and Major Fred Grant now serving as brigadier general of volunteers was made full brigadier general In the regular army. BRITISH GOVERNMEN ACKNOWL EDGES THE SENATE'S RES OLUTIONS. WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. 5. The secretary of state presented to the sen ate today the actvnowledgement from the British government of the senate's resolution upon the death of Queen Victoria. It says, coming from the British am- b as sad or - "Kindly convey to the president of the senate as an expression of my sin cere gratitude this sincere tribute to the queen's memory." ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT CHICAGO BUILDING STRIKE OF A YEAR AGO. CHICAGO. Feb. 5 Today is the an niversary of the great building strike in this city, which began a year ago and paralyzed building industries and is not yet settled. In fact the end is as far away as on the opening day of the strike.