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EL PASO. TEXAS. MONDAY, 3JARUH 18, 1901. Price Five Cents. i;H0 P. M. 21st. Year, Vo. 62 PA SO V 9 Pudding Spoiled sad ending of a little caucus, In which harmoy is fa- tally fractured. It Was All Settled Should Be Mayor Should Name the that Morehead and Krakauer Aldermen, But Things Did Not Hitch and the Deal Fell Through. Doubt Thicker Than Ever. . With each turn of the political wheel the situation becomes more and more complicated and the old wheel horses become more and more confused and their guessing more frequent. The meeting Saturday afternoon at the chamber of commerce ostensibly for the purpose of pouring oil on the troubled waters, resulted only in a "rough house" and a wider split than ever. When the meeting was called it was proposed to put up a business man's ticket with C. R. Morehead at the top of it and with a board of aldermen who would be satisfactory to every - lody and especially to A. Krakauer. On that condition he was to with- draw, or relinauish his idea of running, and leave an open field for C. R. More- head. This arrangement, it is charged was satisfactory to the two leaders. but the rank and file of the parties ap- . ,.-M AAn-t nrnnraa tr. H riietatetl to and Dick Canles bolted. . t , ,, ,, cus and no end of gossip occurred on'FmoUon for Mar Scriben. of the the streets Saturday night and Sunday Captain Crozier, Captain and even yet it has not subsided. The Caucus. Tbe caucus was attended by friends of A. Krakauer and C. R. Morehead. prospective candidates for mayor. The two leaders, it is alleged, had agreed on a plan which they thought I would be satisfactory and result in a ticket which would go through without opposition. Those present when S. J. Freuden thal called the caucus to order were J. P. Dieter, A. Kohlberg, H. B. Stev ens. Rich Burges, Felix Martinez. Joe Williams. W. S. McCutcheon. John Taylor, Richard Caples and J. J. Long well. After some preliminaries it was an nounced that a ticket had been agreed upon that would meet the approval of business men generally. The scheme in substance was this: A. Krakauer would agree not to run for mayor if the aldermen put on the ticket headed by C. R. Morehead were satisfactory to him. The new aldermanic ticket contain ed the names of only three of the old regime. Messrs. Clifford. Burton and Badger, and was made up chiefly of ! business men. H. B. Stevens livened things up somewhat by announcing that before Mr. Krakauer entered into any agree ment not to run for mayor against C. R. Morehead he (Stevens) wanted the posflion of Morehead and Krakauer thoroughly defined and understood. Mr. Krakauer did not. he continued, intend to stand aside for the benefit of Mr. Morehead's candidacy unless a sat isfactory board of aldermen was se lected. The aldermen must be strong men and incapable of being dominated by the mayor. It was just here that the fun com menced. Dick Caples got up and roar ed. He wanted to know if the party was to be dictated to by any man or set of men and as for himself declared he would have none of it. Felix Martinez made a talk a,onS:tan the same lines and the result was that the caucus was summarily broken up. but it is said that another meeting will be held in a few days to consider an other proposition. Is Caples a Candidate? "I do not know what office Dick Caples has in mind.' remarked a re- j publican this morning, "but his action , in the caucus Saturday demonstrated that he will run for something." Perhaps Mr. Caples is one of the dark horses now being prepared for the mayorality race. Gambler's Ticket. In all parts of the city slates are be ing made and broken every day and the midway, extending west from the Turner building on San Antonio street. (Continued on Fourth Page ) British-Russian Dispute TIEN TSIN, March 18. The Anglo Russian dispute is unchanged this af ternoon. The French troops are quiet er. Over forty arrests have been made. The situation is very strained and critical. The powers have again warn ed Russia to keep htr hands off Man churia. A conflict .it is thought, is desired in certain quarters, for mat wouia De cer- tain to precipitate the dismemberment . ' China. t LONDON. March 18 The cables I from China this evening announce that J the troubles" between England. Russia j and Japan over the Manchuria inci dent nave been seiuea anu me inreai- ened war cloud is lifted. GENERAL CHAFFEE RECOMMENDS OFFICERS FOR PROMOTION OX ACCOUNT OF SERVICE. WASHINGTON. March 18. Major . General Chaffee sent the government I an official report of his doings in Chl- na. In it he gives high praise to the soldiers and names twenty officers for promotion. ! Especially does he mention Major Jesse M. Lee. of the Ninth infantry, ' whom he asked to be made, colonel or Deiier, lor Ills conspicuous uraverjr I du, inS the battles before Pekin I General Chaffee also recommends Hutchinson. Sixth cavalry; Lieutenants Furlong and Hyer. Lieutenant Harper, of the Seventh ; Captain Ramsay, of the Ninth. Colonel Mallory, of the Forty- first infantry; Major Mills, of the Sixth, and Lieutenant Smith, of the Ninth infantry. CONSUL HAY HAS RETURNED FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND WILL MAKE REPORT. NEW YORK. March 18. Consul Hay from Pretoria, who arrived in New York last night, left for Washington this morning where he will report upon conditions in South Africa to tbe state department. Mr. Hay tells of a rather exciting ex perience on the New York. The big ammonia tank of the ship exploded Thursday, killing three men and wounding twenty. On Friday the shaft of the propeller broke, and the vessel was delayed in consequence. This morning another sailor, injured in the explosion of last Thursday, died from his injuries. St. Louis Brewery Burning ST. LOUIS. March 18 Shortly after noon today fire broke out in the big ice I house of the Anheuser Busch Brewing! company and in a few minutes it I spread to the other buildings of the I great beer concern. In half an hour the five acres of I j buildings appeared to be in flames. I I The fire at this hour, three o'clock. I is raging, and an immense loss is eer-band No accidents have occurred thus far. CELEBRATION OF KINO CHRIS TIAN'S BIRTHDAY WILL BE A GRAND AFFAIR. COPENHAGEN. March 18. A cele- i bration in honor of the 83rd birthday of King Christian takes place this week This morning the dowager empress Alexandria of Russia arrived. Queen Wilhelmina and her husband are ex- Pted tomorrow, OwnR to pressing affairs of state. j King Edward of England and his con- sort informed King Christian that they would postpone their visit till later in the year. The anniversary ceremony will be a brillian spectacle. Try The Herald's Popular Wants. E IS Remarkable Story of the Kidnaping of a Little El Paso Girl and Her Re markable Recovery. The total disappeparance of a child from this city about nine years ago caused considerable excitement at the time and many theories we're advanced to account for it. There was considerable mystery con nected with the case that the authori ties were never able to clear up. nor were they able to restore the child to its mother, Mrs. Anna Stevens. A telegram announcing that the little Stevens girl had been found at Dan ville. Indiana, and that an actress had kidnapped her was received last night by John Sneed of The Herald with the request that details of the disappear ance of the child be sent in by wire. Nine vears had elapsed since tbe child was stolen and those once deeply interested in the case had ceased to think of it and the mystery promised to become as deep and to remain as long unsolved as the historic kidnaping lease of Charley Ross. It was with dlf ficulty late last night that any one could be found who remembered the details of the disappearance with suf ficient distinctness to relate them ac curately, but finally the mam facts were obtained from Frank Carr. who bad not entirely forgotten the circum stances. Mrs. Anna Stevens, mother of the lost child, was.it is said, the widow of a man who had held a responsible posi tion with the T. & P. railway. Stev ens died under peculiar circumstances and after his death she married Jim Kutch. a cattleman, who was subse quently indicted for alleged train rob bery and died shortly after. For a long time after her child dis appeared Mrs. Stevens was. distracted with gric-f. Some Bather grief was sin cere and that she spent hundreds of dollars in endeavoring to locate the child and made several long journeys. but to find that the clue was a false one. On one occasion the child was positively identified in Denver and the: mother hastened there only to meet j disappointment. As the years wore away all hope of ever finding the child again was re-, linguished and those most interested in the case failed to give it any fur- j ther attention. Kutch having died his widow lived here for a long time and subsequently j removed to Mexico where she is now j residing. j One of the children by her first mar- riage. Mrs. Victoria Clarke nee Stev - ens. is still living in the city. ' She is a comely young woman of; about eighteen and was married but a year or so ago in El Paso. The inci- dents of the case in the district court a short time ago. wherein she sued Ito recover possession of her infant, have not yet been forgotten. In her petition to Judge Walthall she alleged that she had separated from her hus- and was anxious to regain pos- session of her babe which was in the We have never to this day learned custody of a hired nurse, with whom what became of the child. Mrs. Stev it had been left soon after its birth, ens had but little money and was un- Jndge WpUhall did not hesitate to issue .in orilcr that the babe be restored oooooo) ooooo THE KING OF ENGLAND RECEIVED THE CREDENTIALS OF ALL THE AMBAS SADORS. LONDON. March 18. At noon today an interesting ceremony occurred at Marlborough House. All the foreign ambassadors to the court of St. James headed by American Minister Choate. called upon King Edward and present ed formally their -reilentials. The ambassadors and their legations being in full official attire presented a rather brilliant spectacle. King Edward received the ambassa FO M3 to its mother and Sam Rridgers was sent out with a warrant to take pos session of it. The child was placed in the young mother's arms in the pres ence of the court and she left with much apparent happiness. Another Theory. While the disappearance of the little Stevens child caused a sensation at the time of its occurrence yet there was always a doubt as to its having been stolen. The people who had possession of the little girl announced their inten tion of training her for the profession of a bareback rider or for the stage. Mrs. Stevens made an effort to recover 'the child, but the abductors refused to give her up. alleging that the mother had transferred the child to them for life. They disappeared from the city soon after obtaining possession of the little one and were fast heard of in Denver a short time later. What had befallen the little Stevens girl, who must at present lie a miss of about 15 years of age. remained a mystery until last night, when the dispatch came an nouncing that she had been found at Danville. Indiana, with an actress. Relatives Intentions Not Known. If the relatives of the missing girl are desirous of having her returned to them the fact could not be ascertain ed today. Mrs. Victoria Clarke, a sister, who had been boarding at 719 Texas street, left for Purango a week or so ago to visit her elder sister who is teaching school there. Mrs. Stevens, herself, is residing at Rosario. state of Sina loa. Sheriff Simmons's Story. Frank Simmons who was an attache of the sheriff 8 office at the time of the disappearance relates the most ac curate account of the disappearance. "The child." he said, "was a very! pretty little girl of perhaps six years of age. Her mother was not in af fluent circumstances and was persuaded .by a Mrs. Taylor, the wife of a brake- man. to permit the child to leave home and live temporarily with her. "The Taylors were a childless couple and soon Itecame very much attached to the little one o much so that they apparently decided not to return her to her mother. "One day the Taylors left town very suddenly taking the Stevens child with them. No one knew their destination nor were they ever heard of again. "I am positive that Mrs. Stevens made every possible effort to locate the abductors. She was almost frantic for a time ami urged the officers to assist. 1 wrote hundreds of Tetters trying to trace the missing kidnapers, but to no avail. They had disappeared as' com-,' pletely as if the earth had opened and; swallowed them im and left no cine he- hind by whic h they could be traced. I able to prosecute a widespread inves- ligation." ooooot ooooooo dors most graciously and made a little address full or warm feeling and dip lomatic courtesy. He thanked the min isters especially for their sympathy and manifestations of good will displayed toward his royal mother Victoria dur- inj; her illness, and toward himself I following her death. j Eggs are the healthiest thine vou can eat. and just now is the cheapest. Just . inniK. two dozen for 2a cents, at the Lion Grocery Company. Water Color Pictures originals di rect from artist. Low price at Klakesley & Freeman. President Invited to Austin Special to The Herald. AUSTIN. Texas, March 18. An effort is being made to have President Mc Kinley visit Austin during his ap proaching western tour. According' to the present program he will leave Washington for San Francisco during the latter part of April for the purpose of participating in the launching of the battleship Ohio, which will take place at that place. From Washington he will proceed directly to New Orleans, where he will spend a short time and then he is to visit Houston, where he will be met by the governor and citi zens of Houston, and it is while he is in this part of the state that an effort will be made to induce him to visit the capitol city. With this end in view Postmaster Brush has forwarded him an invitation to Washington, inviting him to visit Austin, and if he cannot spend the day, at least tostop over a few hours and as a further inducement he may be able to witness the Texas legislature in ses sion should it extend to that time. The citizens of Austin are enthusiastic over the prospect. He has already promised to visit the historic city of San Antonio and may also visit Fort Worth, Waco, and Dallas while he is in the state. He wil also stop at El Paso. . The invita tion is signed by the governor and the presidents of all the banks in the city. The following is a copy of the in vitation: "Austin. Texas, March 16, 1901. "Sir: Austin is one of the few cap ital cities of tbe Union that has never been honored with the presence of a president of the United States, and it is with pleasure that we voice the wish of all our people in extending you a most cordial invitation to visit our pretty little city during your western tour and if conditions and time will not permit of your being with us for a few days, honor us by giving us at least -a few hours. To His Excellency, the Presi dent. Washington. D. C. "The invitation is signed by Joseph D. Sayers. governor; E. P. Wilmont, president Austin National bank; G. W. Littlefield. president American Nation al bank; Eugene Bremond. president State National Bank; A. P. Wooldridge. president City National bank; Jas. H. Raymond Co., bankers, and W. B. Brush, postmaster. The house of representatives this morning invited the president to visit tbe capital, and the mayor, the presi dent of the university and ex-Minister to Turkey Terrell wired him invita tions. Ketchum Respited By Otero Special to The Herald. SANTA KE. N. M. March IS Gov ernor Otero has irranted Ton, Ketchnm.'the negro Andrew Norris. who muf- a respite until April 2t5th. Governor Otero signed the Luna ,co,,nty bill, the good roads bill, the thill enlarging McKinley county, and the bill authorizing counties to com- J promise their debts. The council passed the coal oil in- spection bill, which now goes to the governor. A WOMAN IN NEW YORK SUFFERS A FEARFUL BITES OF DEATH FROM PET TERRIER. NEW YORK. March 18. Mrs. Car rie Cobus. of West Eighteenth street, met death in a shocking manner early this morning. Her constant compan ion has been a fox terrier of unusual intelligence. Mrs. Cobus was addicted to epileptic fits. She had one shortly after midnight. The terrier, seeing her. became first frightened and then mad. jumped at the woman, tore her neck and bodv fearfully, biting open the great arteries in the neck and breast. The animal then foaming at the ' mouth, rushed out into the street and disappeared. It was found in a nearby yard and an officer killed it. Attorney General TO SUCCEED SMITH, v DECEASED, WILL PROBABLY BE GIVEN AP POINTMENT TOMORROW. Senator Turney Has Been Mentioned for the Position, as Well as a Num ber of Others. "But it is Now Believed that the Present Acting Attorney General Will Get it. Special to The Herald. AUSTIN. Texas, March 18 There is already a great deal of speculation as to the probable successor of the late Attorney General Smith. A number of prominent attorneys throughout the state have been mentioned for the po sition, but their chances for appoint ment by the governor is another ques tion. The governor has received tele grams from all over the state by prom inent politicians suggesting the name of prominent attorneys and also en dorsing others who are known to be applicants for the office. As far as can be ascertained the gov ernor has not given any intimation as to whom he will appoint for this important cabinet position, but it is generally believed that he has made up his mind in the premises as the death of the attorney general has been expected for sometime past. Among those who have been prom inently mentioned in connection with the appointment are Acting Attorney General Robert A. John, who has been filling the position in an acceptable manner during the prolonged illness of General Smith, State Senator W. W. Turney of El Paso, Hon. L. S. Schluter, Hon. N. B. Morris of Athens. Hon. Cullen F. Thomas of Waco. Attorney R. L. Batts, Mayor Marshall Hicks, of San Antonio, Attorney T. W. Gregory, of this city. Then again it is rumored that the governor may appoint some one who has not as yet been named and of which no one has any idea. The announcement will be made known shortly. The governor a,nd a number of state officials and members of the legisla ture left Saturday for Hillsboro to at tend the funeral of Attorney General Smith, which took place yesterday morning. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in this state, as the deceased was one of the "best known and popular public men in Texas.' From Hillsboro, the governor went to Houston to attend a St, Patrick's day celebration of Dick Dowling camp, confederate veterans, and he will not return to the capital until tomorrow. It is almost "certain, therefore that the appointment will not be announced until Wednesday, at the earliest. It is believed the appointment will be made tomorrow, and that Robert John, the present acting attorney gen eral, is likely to get it. THE SHERIFF OF DALLAS COUNTY PROTECTS A PRISONER FROM LYNCHING. Special to The Herald. SAN ANTONIO, March 18 Sheriff J. Roll Jones, of Dallas county, reached the city yesterday from Austin on some private business. When Sheriff John son left Dallas he had in his custody. dered a white woman in Navarro county last fall. Just after Sheriff Johnson reached San Antonio he told a reporter mat he had brought the negro to Austin wss pot correct. He said that the e- ro was not in jail at all. but that he had him in a safe place somewhere be tween Austin and Dallas. "When the negro Henderson was hrned at Corsicana a few days ago. I got a tip that an attempt would be made to take Norris out of jail and lynch him," said he. "While this ne gro Norris deserves a fate similar to that of Henderson it was my duty t protect him. Just as soon as I could I got out of Dallas with him. On the evening of my departure smallpox broke out in our jail and for that rea- , son I did not deem it advisable to put Norris in a jail, for fear that he might spread the red pest. I have got him in a place which a mole cannot easily find and expect to keep him there until the excitement subsides in Navarro county." The negro Norris, is about 17 y.uus of age and was taken to Dallas the first of last week from Corsicana to avoid mob violence.