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4:30. p. iti. Last Edition EL PASO. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY. FtBRUARY 6, '901. 21st YEAR, r0. 3!. PRlCt-5 CENTS. EL FA SO Rock Island Takes Mex. The Rock Island railroad has assumed control of the Mexican Central system and will operate the road through from Chicago to Mexico City. This story is credited to the New York stock exchange, which wired the El Paso stock and mining exchange this morning, giving meager details of the transaction. . The report states that the deal was made public today and that the Mexican Central stocks advanced fourpoints. The joint management is not to take effect until the Rock Island gets its track Into El Paso, when a con nection will be made here and the two roads will be operated together as one system. . . This is important news In El Paso, but is by no means a surprise to those who know the history of the Mexican Central. That road has tad a close connection with the Santa Fe since it was built until the Mexican Cen tral changed management over a year ago. Since then It has been known that the Santa Fe and Mexican Central were at outs and some new deal was likely to be made at any time. The press dispatches today failed to report the deal but it is accepted as a fact as It came from a source thoroughly reliable. And. too, the Mexi can Central stocks advanced materially as can be seen In the stock reports in today's Herald. CUBA IS UNGRATEFUL New Constitution Will Ex press No Gratitude to Uncle Sam. SPANISH TYRANNY Quickly Forgotten by a Peo ple Who Have Tasted Freedom but Two Years. NEW YORK, Feb. 6. A dispatch from Havana today to the Tribune says that the Cubans will not insert a clause in their new constitution ex pressing gratitude to the United States for relieving them from Spanish rule, even if the United States senate refus es to ratify the constitution by reason of this omission. The administration notified Cuba that this expression of gratitude would be necessary, but the Cubans peremptorily declined, saying emphatically that no such expression belongs in the con stitution. FANNY DAVENPORT'S FORMER HUSBAND IS FORBIDDEN TO MARRY -aGAIN. NEW YORK, Feb. 6. The supreme court today Issued a decree of divorce to the third wife of Melbourne Mac Dowell, the former husband of Fannie Davenport. The decree forbids MacDowell from marrying again during the life of the plaintiff. CHARl.ES DUNCAN SETTLES THE S TRIKE AT TV - -OLORADO TOWNS. COLORADO SPRINGS, Feb. 6. Charles Duncan, of the National Min ers' union, succeeded in effecting a set tlement of the strike at Colorado Springs and in Louisville, and expects to succeed in ending the strike here. ELECTRIC OHAIR VICTIM WAS VERY HARD TO KILL-TWO briOCKS NECESSARY. NE'W YORK, Feb. 6. Lorenzo Prio ri, who murdered a fellow Italian, was put to death in an electric chair this morning. He died hard. It took two shocks to kill him. Control Central WAS BITTEN BY A DOG Prominent Young Mexican Brought In From Sonora FEAR OF RABIES General Torres Taking an In terest in Case, Which Will Be Treated at Mex ico City. Antonio Zepeda. a prominent young I Mexican from Otiz. Sonora, arrived in ; El Paso over the Southern Pacific last night, suffering severely from the ef fects of a bite from a dog which is thought to have had hydrophobia. Young Zepeda Is only twelve years old. He is the son of the manger of the Federal Telegrafo at Ortiz and is on his way to Mexico City for treat ment. Sr. Velarde, of the Mexican consul ate here, received a telegram from Gen eral Torres, governor of Sonora, lafct night asking that he be given every at tention as he was a personal favorite of the governor. Mr. Velarde took him to his home last night and sent him on his way to Mexico City this morning. The boy explained that he was play ing with the dog when he was bitten and the dog afterwards went mad. Special Officer Rayner, of the G. H., had instructions to meet young Zepeda when the train arrived and courteously escorted the young man to the consul ate where he remained until the train left for the south. EARTHQUAKE IN THE PACIFIC LIFTS A HUGE SHIP OUT OF THE WATER. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6 Reports of a remarkable earthquake off the coast of Ecuador reached here today. The steamship Guatemala while coming up the Pacific coast came in line with the eruption and was thrown completely out of the 6ea. When the vessel came back to the ocean she fortunately righted and no very serious damage was done. Nine lives were lost along the coast of Ecuador by this convulsion of na ture. Try a hot clam bouillon at Potter & White's. SMALLPOX SUSPECTS AT ALAMO- GORDO HAVE ALL BEEN QUAR AN I'liSiD. Special Dispatch to The Herald. A IAMOG ORDO, N. M.. Feb. 6. All smallpox was duly quarantined today and guards have been stationed near all infected places. The county commissioners have re ceived 1,500 vaccin points and the came are being used as fast as possible. Physictns advise that no further spread If probable. No new cases since Sunday. Dr. Race, of El Paso, was called to Alamogordo a week ago to diagnose several euspicious cases of a disease which local physicians failed to recog nize as smallpox. OLGA NETHERSOLE'S CAREER BELIEVED TO BE DRAWING TO ITS CLOSE. NEW YORK. Feb.-6 Miss Olga Nethersole is critically ill here today Her contemplated trip next month to Denver, Salt Lake and the Pacific coast has been abandoned. Her doctors are under the impres sion that her career as an actress is over. EMPRESS' WEDDING All Preparations Made fo Tomorrow's Cer emonial. GUESTS ARRIVING Ambassador Porter and Fam ily Given an Audience by the Queen, Who Made Pretty Speeches. iHti hauub, reD. e mere is a busy time of preparation in court circles today preparing for Queen Wil- helmina's marriage, which takes place tomorrow. Guests are beginning to arrive ' in large numbers and the clean little Dutch city is bright and gay with not able personages and the gayly f rocked populace. Arrangements were completed this morning for the ceremony, which is to be quiet and simple. Wilhelmina gave audience today to Ambassador Horace Porter his wife and daughter, and made same pretty complimentary speeches concerning the United States. Program For Tomorrow. THE HAGUE, Feb. 6 Enormous crowds are in the city this evening. The program for tb.e wedding tomor row is as follows: Witnesses and judges will assemble in the white room of the palace at 11 'o'clock. At half past eleven the civil marriage will occur in the presence of the nearest relatives and the royal party will then proceed to the church in procession. Directly after the church ceremony the queen will hold court and receive the congratulations of roy alty and of the royal representatives. At four o'clock the couple will depart on their honeymoon. Another Prospective Royal Alliance. NEW YORK, Feb. 6 A dispatch from London to the Journal this af- ternoon says that delicate negotiations between Russia and England are under I way for the marriage of Michael, the younger brother of the czar and heir presumptive to the throne, to the Prin cess Victoria, the only unmarried daughter of the king of England. A dispensation from the czar is nec essary for the match, but he may not ' grant it, there being an iron clal law of the Russian church that first cousins must not marry. ' This relationship exists between the two. IF NECESSAKY TROOPS WILL STOP THE JEFFRIES-RUHLIN FIGHT. COLUMBUS, O.. Feb. ti. This after noon the state emergency board au thorized Governor Nash to spend fifty thousand dollars, if necessary, in call ing out troops to stop the Jeffries-Ruh-lin fight in Ciccinnati. DUKE AND DUCHESS OF MAN CHESTER ARE NOW AT SAN FRANCISCO. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. . The duke and duchess of Manchester arrived here today. The duchess, having quite recovered her health, tho party leaves this even ing for bom in Mr. Zimmerman's pri vate car. GLASGOW. SCOTLAND, ALARMED OVER THE PREVALENCE OF SMALLPOX. GLASGOW. ' Feb. 6. Smallpox pre vails here to an alarming degree. There are many deaths daily and over five hundred cases are in the hos pitals. YOUTSEY RECEIVES LIFE SEN TENCE WITH THE UTMOST COOLNESS. GEORGETOWN. Ky., Feb. 6. Hen ry YouUey, convicted of complicity in the murder of Governor Goebel, was brought from the Louisville jail yes terday and sentenced to life impris onment. He received his setence with com posure. BLAZING NAPTHA Russia Has Been Visited ' by a Horrible Calamity. MANY LIVES LOST Burning Oil -Poured Oyer Several Small Villages, Cremating Scores of Human Beings. BAKU, Russia, Feb. 6. A tremen dous fire, destroying twelve million pounds of naptha, broke out in the great magazines of the Caspian and Black Sea company. A great loss of life followed, as the burning oil poured over the surround ing neighborhood, burning up the lit tle villages and cremating scores of human beings. Fifty people are dead and twenty charred bodies were recovered this morning. Four hundred families lost every thing the possessed. The fire is still buming and a panic prevails. SNOW SLIDE NEAR FLAGSTAFF LEAVES DISTRUCTION IN ITS WAKE. Special Dispatch to The Herald. PHOENIX. Ariz.. Feb. 6 A letter received here today says that John I. Huffman, manager of the London Scottish syndicate at Ures. Mexico, who was stabbed in the back by an employe may yet live. It was reported that the wound was fatal. A snow slide near Flagstaff is re ported but the details are unobtainable. STEAMSHIP ILALA REPORTED LOST WITH ALL ON BOARD WRECKAGE FOUND. VICTORIA. Feb. 6. A report has been received here through Pilot Rob erts, of the revenue cutter Grant, that the steamship Ilala has probably been lost with all on board. She railed from Ijondon for this port and put intc Montevideo in dis tress. The revenue cutter Grant picked up a life preserver with the name Ilala on it and other wreckage which indicates that the ship has gone to the bottom. Beauregard J. Meyers, aged 39. a colored Pullman porter, died at the county hospital yesterday and was bur ied in the K. of P. plot at Concordia cemetery this afternoon after, funeral services at the funeral parlors of Nag- ley, Lyon & McBean. Deceased was married anil lived in this city. He was a member of the Masonic and K. of P. lodges. Picture frames made to order at the Eclectic Book Store, 320 San Antonio street. Perinissioii to Strangle PEKIN, Feb. 6 The ministers of the allied forces have finally met and decided that the twelve Chinese officials named in the first list must pay the penalty of their crimes with death. They are generals of the Boxers and the moral effect of their execution upon the natives would, in the opinion of ministers, prevent future uprisings and secure the safety of Europeans. ' , Notwithstanding the earnest protest of the emperor it is decided that Prince Tuan and the Duke of Lan must die. ' They will probably be permitted to strangle themselves. GREAT SiORM IS RAGING- TODAY ON THE ENGLISH COAST, DO ING MUCH DAMAGE. LONDON, Feb. 6. A great storm is raging on the English coast today doing much damage to shipping. ABSCONDER TRAPPED Bank Robber Captured After Fourteen Long Years. . HE TOOK $100,000 He Was Lured to the North .ern Borderofthe United States and Ar rested. ROSSLAND, B. C, Feb. 6. For a crime committed fourteen years ago Charles M. Hickley, now going under the name of Morris, was lured to the United States line last night, arrested and imprisoned. In 1884 Hickley. while a clerk in a West Side bank, of New York, robbed the institution of a' hundred thousand dollars and disappeared. 1 No trace of him could be found, when a fire in a big hotel in British Columbia by accident ' revealed his Identity. The officials being given' tho clue hunted down their man, securing his arrest as stated. DE WET IS STILL HARRASSING THE BRITISH UNDER KIT CHENER. LONDON. Feb. 6 Lord Kitchener cables from Pretoria today that Gen eral De Wet is still harrassing his men ( and destroying and damaging trains ' and transportation. I The' Blomfantaine Post today pub lishes a passionate appeal signed by, General De Wet's brother, the presi dent of the peace commission, implor-1 ing General De Wet to surrender, say ing no good can follow bis practices. C. W. Boyd, a barber, aged 44. died at the county hospital yesterday even ing. He was a resident of El Paso ten months and was employed for a time at the Ruby shop. His body ir being held awaiting orders from a siote-r in San Diago. Cal. Mrs. Carolyn lownsena. aged 30, a widow, who came from Organ, N. M.. about a month ago to receive treat ment, died on North Oregon street this morning. Her body will be buried in Evergreen cemetery. EARLY SPRING SILK LACE. Four splendid bargains in new and stylish silks, this weel at 52c, 57c, 83c, and 98c a yard. CALIFORNIA STORE. Themselves TEXAS SENATE AMENDS THE NEWSPAPER LIBEL' LAW Special Dispatch to The Herald. AUSTIN, Feb. 6 The senate passed the Staples libel bill, distorted with amendments. ' . . KANSAS CITY IS NEXT Mrs. Nation's Announcement Excites Saloon Men' There. FLAMING POSTERS Strike Terror to the Hearts of Liquor Dealers who Appeal to the Police. KANSAS CITY. Feb. 6 Intense ex citement was created in saloon circles this morning by the putting of flam ing posters all over the city announc ing inai ".airs, came - Nation, the bravest woman in America," now lead ing the most wonderful crusade ever waged against the "rum" traffic, is now on her way to Chicago accompanied by a band of saloon smashing warriors and will be in Kansas City next Fri day to lecture and do practical work. No one knows just what she propos es doing here, or in Chicago, and the liquor people are greatly exorcised. Many v of them called on the chief of police today, who promised that if Mrs. Nation attempts to put her vio lent methods into execution here he will promptly lock her up. -Joint Owners Gratified. TOPEKA, Feb. 6 Mrs. Nation is taking a rest today and there is no crusading. . Things are very quiet and the joint owners are hearing with much satis faction that the lady proposes leaving town tomorrow. THIRTEEN THOUSAND BRITISH SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN KILLED IN SOUTH AFRICA. LONDON. Feb. 6 The casualty list from South Africa shows that thirty officers, eight hundred non-commissioned officers and men were killed in action during last month and the total death list from the beginning of the ' war shows thirteen thousand victims. . PRESIDENT KRUGES HAS HIS EYES OPERATED UPON AGAIN. UTRECHT, Holland, Feb. 6. An other operation on Mr. Krugers eyes was successfully performed today. Railroad schedule, page 7.