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EL.- FA 4:30. p. m, Last Edition EL PASO, TEXAS, FRIDmY. PfcBRUARY 15, 1901. 21st YEAR, K0.39. PRlCt 5 CENIS. SO MAY BE A NEW DEPOT Is to Be Built on the Site of the Burned Pierson Hotel- VERY GOOD PLACE For a Union Depot In the Opinion of Many.and the Southern Pacific May Build It. "It's an ill wind that blows nobody good." The foregoing is being applied to the burning of the Pierson- hotel today and connected with the story is a ru mor that the Southern Pacific railroad company will soon build their new union depot on the site of the ruins. It is persistently rumored that the Southern Pacific recently offered Mr. Coles wihin $5000 of the price he asked for the property with . the view of building the depot on that site. This . story is confirmed by several and while Mr. Coles has not discussed the matter for publication it is believed that a sale of the property to the Southern Pacific will now be made and the new depot built on that block. The company has bad a great deal of trouble in selecting a suitable site for the depot and have failed so far to find a plat large enough. They wanted the Pierson hotel site but the price asked was too high and for a time the projecfwas abandoned. It is impossi ble to get the exact facts in the case at this time as the deal is only pending and to no degree closed. No better site for a depot could be had In El Paso than the site of the Pierson and for this reason the story is more acceptable as fact. It is cen trally located and adjoining the rail road company's property where all trains could reach it without leaving the yards. The plans for the depot, it is said, have been complete for several months and the company is only waiting for a site. It will be a handsome structure with shed capacity sufficient to accom modate all the roads running into the city. DOINGS OF THE TEXAS LEGISLA TURE AT TODAY'S SESSION TOLD IN BRIEF. Special to The Herald. AUSTIN. Feb. 15 A bill providing that immaterial representations in an application for a policy of life insur ance shall not affect the insurance contract, passed the house. John Cunningham who succeeded Riddling, a deceased member of the house, was sworn in today. The house declined to concur in the senate amendments to the fish and game law and a conference committee was appointed. In the senate, the resolution to ad journ March 16 was tabled. INSURANCE SPECULATORS REAP BIG HARVEST ON A SHIP RE PORTED LOST. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15 The German ship Gildemeister is reported outside and will shortly enter the bay. Her coming is a Joy to insurance speculators. She was reported lost and was reinsured. Speculators who took the chances will receive $118,000 on an investment or $30,000. BOLD ROBBERY OF A RAILWAY PRESIDENT'S WIFE ON A TRAIN IN CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. Feb. 15. Mrs. Osgood, wife of President Os good of the SeaUle and Benton rail way, was robbed of seven thousand dollars worth of jewels on the Oregon express while the train was running north of Saramento last night. A negro and a white woman were suspected. The negro made a dash for liberty and escaped. The woman was detained and searched this morning but nothing was found on her. She was let go. SPREAD OF CONSUMPTION Is Causing Great Consterna , tion in the Dominion of Canada. THE GOVERNMENTS Of the United States and of Canada Will Be Asked to Take Action to Stop It. OTTAWA, Feb. 15. At a special con ference arranged by Lord Minto, gov rrnor general, held here today, and participated in by leading men of ev ery profession, it was declared the opinion of the conference that it is the duty of the general government, the government of every municipality and each individual citizen to adopt meth ods for lessening the frightful spread of consumption. - It was stated that tuberculosis was causing, directly or indirectly, more than one-ufth of the total deaths in the dominion, while its spread In the United States was equally alarming. The government of Canada was ask ed to assist in preventing the spread, and it was determined to lay the mat ter before the government at Wash ington. NEW MEXICO TO PROTECT BIRDS AND HAVE FIVE YEAR CLOSED SEASON FOR DEER. . bpecial to The Herald. SANTA FE, N. M., Feb. 15 The council adopted suitable resolutions upon the death of Mr. Finical, and ad journed later out of respect to his memory. Spiess introduced an amendment to the Duncan tax law. The council passed a bill prohibit ing the killing of song birds, and es tablishing a five year closed season for deer, etc. Both houses passed the contingency expense bill of $4861. to pay the wages of employes, etc., up to the 30th day of the session. Sanchez of Mora county introduced a bill icensing undertakers, and pro viding for the collection of vital sta tistics. GENERAL MOLINEUX HOPES NOW TO FREE HIS SON ON POINT OF EVIDENCE. NEW YORK. Feb. 15. General Mol- ineux declares today that he will soon have his son Roland, recently convicted - . , ' . . . . of murder, free. He bases his hopes .. . , . T on the development of the Kennedy . , , ... . , . trial and the refusal of the courts to ... . . . ., . . . ,., admit the testimony of handwriting experts. It was on the testimony of paid hand- I writing experts that young Molineux was convicted. The decision of Judge Fursman will be cause for a new trial, j and Molineux will get his freedom. I Prominent lawyers today think the J point a good one. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT TO ELEC TRIC CAR AT CINCINNATI CAUS ES DEATH AND INJURY. CINCINNATI. Ohio. Feb. 15 A street car containing thirty passengers en route from Dayton. Ky., to Cincin nati jumped the track this morning on a down grade, and plunged over a fifty foot embankment, in juring many fat-. ally, and hurting every one of the pas- ngers. The scene was one of extraordinary i i chaos after the accident. Several, were pulled out of the wreck supposedly dead. The motorman and four passengers died at noon. The car was running very rapidly when it struck some small obstacle on the rail and dashed over the precipice into a stream. i MAURICE THOMPSON. THE WELL KNOWN AUTHOR. IS DEAD AT : CRAWFORDSVILLE ' ; CRAWFORDSVILLE. Ind.. Feb. 15 Maurice Thompson, the author, died this morning, surrounded by his fam- ily. Spain How On MADRID, Feb. 15. Spain is tottering on the brink of a revolution. General Weyler has net only proclaimed martial law in Madrid, but has posted his troops in such a manner as to command every part of the city. The downfall of. the ministry seems certain today. The downfall of ihe governmnt is possible. Weyler stated this morning that his drastic action was due to the inabil ity of the civil government of Madrid to maintain order. It is believed, however, that it is a coup d'etat of Weyler. who for two years has been preparing for the role of "the man on horseback." It is also true that the general uprising in Spain is an outbreak of the discontented. Those taking part in it comprise all classes of malcontents, and its caus es are like those which brought about the French revolution. A Bengal Tiger Murders a Man INDIANAPOLIS, Iml., Feb. 15. A shocking tragedy occurred here today when a young man named Albert Neilson, employed as an animal keeper at the zoological gardens in this city, was literally torn to pieces by a vicious Bengal tiger, after he had been mutilated in a most frightful manner. Neilson. who was in charge of the lion cubs and who understood them perfectly, must have made a mistake in entering the cage, for instead of go ing Into the cage with the little fellows where he was always welcome, Neil son entered the next cage, whare a big Bengal tiger roamed continually up and down. As the- youth entered the eage the great animal seemed dazed for a min ute and then with a horrid snarl and a vicious plunge he went for him. tear ing him limb from limb in the space of a minute, and crunching head and bones with horrible sound. Guns were secured and shots fired at the aaimal. but not until seven bul lets had entered his body did the ani mal release its hold on its victim. The sight of the two dead creatures, the great cat and the young man, was a fearful one. The mangled remains of Neilson were dra gged in bits and shreds from the cage, placed in a coffin, and sent to his home, at Piqua, Ohio. The young man Lad been employed by the Zoo company for three years, and was considered one of the most reliable animal keepers in the Zoo. How he made the mistake today Dwt ever remain a mystery. ROSS KENNEDY ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN MEN IN SOUTHWBST TEXAS. IS DEAD. SrMMinl to The Herald j SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 16- 'Ro8s Kennedy wno came to Texas be- , ,, . fore the civil war as an officer of he , . . . . . United States army, and later refign- 1 .. ed and became one of the beet katwD . . A . men in southwest Texas, died at Sab- iInal th,s corning. He was a millionaire. DIAMOND PLUNDER RECOVERED. ONLY TO BE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER BIG HAUL, Special to The Herald. SAN ANTONIO. Feb. 15 Thirteen hundred dollars worth of diamonds. stolen from Thomas's jewelry ttore Wednesday, were recovered last night. and on the ',ee,s of this robbery- Sad" ovsky's Jewelry store was robbed of several hundred dollars worth of stuff last night. - JEFFRIES AND RUHLIN WILL WRESTLE FOR BIG MONEY IN CHICAGO. CHICAGO, 111.. Feb. 15. A special from Cincinnati, Ohio, eays that Man- Ker Brady this afternoon accepted on behalf of Jeffries the offer of a purse ' nve thousand dollars for a wrestling match to take place in Chicago be- tween Jeffries and Ruhlin. n regard to the offer from the Colu- rado Athletic association of Denver of a purse of ten thousand dollars for a meeting between the two men, Brady sa'd the only condition on which they would go to Denver would be a purse of twenty-five thousnd dollars, the money to be deposited in a bank be- fore the contest and forfeited if the contest was prevented by legal means. Verne of Revolution NATIONAL ORGANIZER OF FEDERATION OF LABOR. Is In the City and Will Make a Public Address Tonight at Chopin Hall. Captain Ross. general organizer throughout the United States for the American Federation of Iabor. is in the city and will speak tonight at Chopin hall. ' The public is cordially invited. A special invitation to working men and ladies. 7:30 o'clock. TIT FOR TAT IN SOUTH AFRICA, AND THE MERRY WAR STILL GOES ON. CAPE TOWN. Feb. 15 The Boers have occupied Murrayburg. Cape Col ony. A dispatch from Lorenzo Marquez to day says that General French has cap tured a large Boer force in Ermelo dis trict. TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DESTRUCTION OF THE MAINE. HAVANA. KW). 15. This Is the an niversary of the destruction of the Maine. The day was observed in a suitable manner. Nearly every American here visited the wreck of the ship this morning, and decorated all those parts of her remaining out of water with laurel. The Stars and Stripes floated over the ill fated hattlehip. In the Catholic and Protestant churches memorial services were hjtld for the dead. Imperially notable were the services of the Church of the MerceJes. which were attended by all the officials of Havana. Will We? WATCH US 1902. Railroad schedule, page 7. SOUTHERN PACIFIC Will Extend Its Road South ward into the State of Sinaloa. PRESIDENT HAYS Is Convinced of the Wealth That Awaits the tfoad there, and Will ' -Press the Plan SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15 The Ex aminer this morning states on good authority that the real object of Pres ident Hays's visit to New York this week was to arrange for the extension of the Southern Pacific system into Mexico. ' That company now operates the So nora road running' from the main line in Arizona to Guaymas, on the coast. and the purpose is to extend the line down the coast to Sinaloa and Mazatlan if not on to Guadalajara and Mexico City. He has studied his plan well and pre sented it to the directors so encourag ingly that the company has decided to go on with the extension. This announcement would indicate that the new management of the Southern Pacific proposes to carry out some of C. P. Huntington's plan3. He hoped to build the Sonora road the entire length of the west coast of Mex ico but development of the lines in the United States held him in check. If the company carries out . Mr. Hays's recommendations anV the line is built to Mazatlan it will interfere! somewhat with the plans of the Paelps- Dodge company, which now has sur veyors in the field with the purpose of building from Nacosari through the Sierra Madre mountains to Sinaloa and Mazatlan. Their road, however, will be fur ther in the interior that the Sonora road and will be a more direct route from El Paso to the state of Sinaloa. Sinaloa is the most undeveloped and foreign section of the republic and is more in need of a railroad than any other section of the country. Both companies seem to see this and are striving to reach the goal first. This will develop the richest mining country on the American continent and open a country to settlement that has here tofore been in control of the Indians. THE CONDITION OF THE EMPRESS FREDERICK IS EXTREMELY CRITICAL. NEW YORK. Feb. 15 A special to the Herald from Berlin today says the condition of the Empress Frederick is extremely critical. Physicians are in constant attend ance, but they can only mitigate the pain she is suffering, and defer the inevitable collapse. The extreme danger of the empress today is proved by the fact that Em peror William and the members of the royal family do not leave the polace half an hour at a time. COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE G. A. R. WANTS EVERY OLD SOLDIER TO JOIN. CHICAGO, Feb. 15 Commander in chief Rassieur of the Grand Army of the Republic issues a stirring address, urging all who fought in the civil war and are now outside the ranks to join the Grand Army. The commander in chief made sever al appointments today, appointing Geo. W. Cook for Wyoming and Colorado to succeed H. O. Dodge, resigned as a member of the national council. SMALLPOX IN A STEAMER AT NEW YORK AND EVERYBODY IS VACCINATED. NEW YORK. Feb. 15 Upon the ar rival of the North German Lloyd steamer Oldenburg it was found that there were several cases of small pox in the steerage. The patients were removed to the hospital and all passengers vaccinated and the steamer disinfected. DROWNED IN MINE Curious and Awful Death of Three Men in the Mountains. TUNNEL FLOODED By a Blast, Which Uncover ed a Heavy Flow of Water and Others May Be Dead: Special to The Herald. PHOENIX. Ariz.. Feb. 15 Newa has reached' this city of a most unusual ac cident that happened on Tuesday last at the Santa Rita mine in the Bacatete mountains, two hundred miles so ut u of Hermosillo. ' The accident was more than unusual. It was horrible in its results, and the horror is likely to grow greater when the worst is known. A force of men the exact number is not known here was engaged in blast ing, hundreds of feet under the earth, in a cross cut tunnel of the big mine. MoBt ' of 't&emen were Mexicans, al though there was one American, the foreman of the gang. Suddenly, without warning, a blast which had been prepared went off. and the force of the giant powder blew a great rent in the rock, out of which poured swiftly a powerful volume of water. Other men, who were working in the drifts in .the vicinity of the blast, were caught in the rushing flood. Oce of the men at, the bottom of the shaft managed to give the distress signal, but when the rescuers got to the bot tom of the shaft they found net one alive. - Three bodies were recovered trom the water, where they were floating around, having evidently been stunmei by the force of the explosion. These were corpses of Horace Christ, the American foreman, and two Mexi can laborers, names not known. It was thought by those at the mine that other bodies would be found as soon as the water could be stopped from flowing into the mine, and the water in the mine pumped out. IMPORTANT SURRENDER OF RIFLES AND AMMUNITION IN A BAD PROVINCE OF LUZON. WASHINGTON. Feb. 15 This af ternoon news of another important surrender in the Philippines was con tained in the following dispatch re ceived at the war department: MANILA, Feb. 15 One hundred and twelve rifles and fifteen hundred rounds of ammunition were surrendered at Haganey, February 14, mostly from a supply secreted in contiguous swamps. "The incident is important and in dicates a great reaction favorable to American interests in the region of Dlll.A.n V n . 1 i in Luzon. "The result is accomplished exclus ively by the long, intelligent and per sistent efforts of the officers of the "MacArthur." KING EDWARD INSPECTS THE FA MOUS HORSEGUARDS AT BUCK INGHAM PALACE. LONDON, Feb. 15 King Edward, accompanied by Queen Alexandra, in spected Strath conh's famous horse guards at Buckingham palace today. Lord Roberts and General Buller were present. The function was a glitteringly bril liant one. BEST KNOWN THEATRICAL AR TIST IN THE COUNTRY, JOSEPH DE LA HARPE, IS DEAD. NEW YORK. Feb. 15 Joseph Oe La Harpe, the best known theatrical science artist in the country, died at his home in Brooklyn this morning. He painted scenery for forty-seven ineaiers. His first work was for the Salt Lake theater of which Brigham Young was manager.