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EL PASO. TEXAS. WEDNESDAY. FtBRUARY 6, '901.
21st YEAR, r0. 3!.
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.
New Constitution Will Ex
press No Gratitude
to Uncle Sam.
Quickly Forgotten by a Peo
ple Who Have Tasted
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
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
The decree forbids MacDowell from
marrying again during the life of the
CHARl.ES DUNCAN SETTLES THE
S TRIKE AT TV - -OLORADO
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
NE'W YORK, Feb. 6. Lorenzo Prio
ri, who murdered a fellow Italian, was
put to death in an electric chair this
He died hard. It took two shocks to
BY A DOG
Prominent Young Mexican
Brought In From
FEAR OF RABIES
General Torres Taking an In
terest in Case, Which Will
Be Treated at Mex
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
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
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 &
SMALLPOX SUSPECTS AT ALAMO-
GORDO HAVE ALL BEEN QUAR
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
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
All Preparations Made fo
emonial. GUESTS ARRIVING
Ambassador Porter and Fam
ily Given an Audience by
the Queen, Who Made
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
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
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
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
IF NECESSAKY TROOPS WILL
STOP THE JEFFRIES-RUHLIN
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
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. . The duke
and duchess of Manchester arrived
The duchess, having quite recovered
her health, tho party leaves this even
ing for bom in Mr. Zimmerman's pri
GLASGOW. SCOTLAND, ALARMED
OVER THE PREVALENCE OF
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
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
Russia Has Been Visited
' by a Horrible
MANY LIVES LOST
Burning Oil -Poured Oyer
Several Small Villages,
Cremating Scores of
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
Fifty people are dead and twenty
charred bodies were recovered this
Four hundred families lost every
thing the possessed.
The fire is still buming and a panic
SNOW SLIDE NEAR FLAGSTAFF
LEAVES DISTRUCTION IN
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
A snow slide near Flagstaff is re
ported but the details are unobtainable.
STEAMSHIP ILALA REPORTED
LOST WITH ALL ON BOARD
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.
Picture frames made to order at the
Eclectic Book Store, 320 San Antonio
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.
Bank Robber Captured After
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
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
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
EARLY SPRING SILK LACE.
Four splendid bargains in new and
stylish silks, this weel at 52c, 57c,
83c, and 98c a yard.
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. ' . .
Mrs. Nation's Announcement
Excites Saloon Men'
Strike Terror to the Hearts
of Liquor Dealers who
Appeal to the
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
TOPEKA, Feb. 6 Mrs. Nation is
taking a rest today and there is no
Things are very quiet and the joint
owners are hearing with much satis
faction that the lady proposes leaving
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
UTRECHT, Holland, Feb. 6. An
other operation on Mr. Krugers eyes
was successfully performed today.
Railroad schedule, page 7.
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