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DAILY H EL PASO. TEXAS. WED'ESDAY, AIARUH 20, 1901. 4:30 P. M. 21st. Year, No. 63 rice Five Cents. SO HI t I I The Boers Determine To Fight Till They Are Exterminated of the resistance NEW YORK, March 20 A dispatch to the Herald today from Pretoria says: The Boers have determined to fight until they are exterminated. They have from ten to twelve thousand soldiers still in the field. . and they will follow the advice of President Kruger and fight until the last ditch it reached. Botha's action is looked upon by the British here as virtually reopening the war. It is understood to have been prearranged, and the negotiations were allowed to proceed by the Boers only to gain time. The stories about De Wet have been circulated by the partisans British commanders, in their effort to belittle the quality of the there is yet to overcome. The Boers have no intention of surrendering, it is now said. The peace party is so small as to go unheard, and the Boers in the field are frenzied in their determination to kill and wound as many British as possible before they themselves are hit. They have reached the point where they say they will take no prisoners nor will they allow themselves to be captured. As one old Boer expressed it. "The British have substituted the rules of the slaughter house for the rules of war. and we will at least show them how a Boer can die." The British fear disaffection to an increasing extent. Two Attempts Lately Made on Czar's Life British Fired on According to an Unsup ported Rumor that Floats About London and New York. BERLIN, March 20. A St. Petersburg dispatch says that two separate conspiracies to assassinate the czar have been discovered. One nearly succeed ed. v The first attempt was made on the occasion of a jubilee ball given by a cadet corps which the czar promised to attend. His majesty stood awaiting his carriage, when the secret police turned him back, it having been made known to them that emissaries of the central nihilist committee swarmed the building where the ball was to occur. The second attempt occurred on the occasion of the czar's visiting the ceramic exhibition with his mother. While the imperial party were standing an unknown man quickly approached the czar and made an effort to kill him. He was instantly seized and a bomb was found in his pocket that exploded "Two or three minutes after, it having a clockwork attachment to explode it au tomatically through the agency of a percussion cap. AN EL PASO GIRL. UNLAWFULLY DETAINED BY A WOMAN IN CHIHUAHUA IS RECOVERED. Special to The Herald. CHIHUAHUA, Mex., March 20 An i .her young girl has come to grief in x resort here, bat this time she hails rom El Paso. Some time ago a young girl, aged 16. came from El Paso and entered the house of Blanche Allendorf. The moth er of the runaway girl sought her ev erywhere, but did not succeed in locat ing her until a few days ago, when she came ar once to Chihuahua to claim her child. The Allendorf woman refused to give her up and was arrested and taken be fore the jef politico for trial on the charge of detaining a girl under age. The woman was fined $50 and the mother and child took the train for El Paso. I . CRIMINAL APPELLATE COURT RE VERSES IRWIN CASE AND RE DUCES BOND OF PUGS. INTERESTING ITEMS HAVING TO DO WITH THE DOINGS OF THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE. War Is Certain Unless Britain Backs Down Com pletely or Russia Withdraws Her Extreme Demands. LONDON, March 20 A Tien Tsin dispatch received late this afternoon says that at this writing a clash between the British and Russians seems impossible to avoid. n . i .a . . i t. . i 1 1 m A.t Special to The Herald I "re"! i pct. uiuc uic iwu uuiri i luuieumus tactions. AUSTIN, Texas, March 20. The sen- 1 ne cr,U8n rorcs ioaay aeciaea not to dsck aown. according to the Tien ate engrossed the bill to provide for the 18,n alBPicn. in view oi we aeciarauon maae Dy Lora Hamilton in parua incorpo ration of the Mutual Life In- ment yesterday, and reported In these dispatches this statement is not un suarance company in Texas. ' derstood here, especially as the Tien Tsin correspondent says it is general- Bills were introduced authorizing the lv accepted there that the British are acting under the direct instructions sinking of another artesian well for the ' the home government. San Antonio asylum; and anulling the ' The Tien Tsin dispatch goes on to say: "The English brought large re marriage of Frank and Bertie Wil- inforcements, mostly Australian troops from Pekin today, liams. I "They left the capital on a special train at ten o'clock this morning. The latter is the first bill of the kind fully armed and equipped, ever introduced in a Texas legislature. "The indications suggest a conflict. Both are minors and their parents are "Three great warships just outside the bar are closely watching the movements of the troops ashore. working for the bill. The house killed the maximum f "They are German, French and Italian, and are fully prepared to guard freight rate bil lafter a hot fighi. and the interests of their respective countries." Shaw, of Dallas, the author, said that j This startling news does not accord well with the reassuring statements Special to The Herald. DALLAS. Texas. Marc1? 20 The court of criminal appeals ajourned at Dallas today, to meet at Austin April 1. The Hiram P. Irwin case, jn which a five years sentence was given on an arson charge, is reversed. The defendant was charged with hav ing burned the Eakins residence in South Dallas in 1895. The case developed during Erwin's trial for the murder of I. G. Randle, for which he was acquitted. It was considered the most sensational arson case ever tried in Dallas. The bond of the prize fighters held it Galveston has been reduced to one housand dollars by the higher courts, THE BALLOTING IN THE NEBRAS KA LEGISLATURE CONTINUES WITH NO CHOICE. LINCOLN. Neb., March 20. Thomp son, who was nominated for the senate by the republican - caucus last night, was defeated in the joint session of the legislature today, that body holding that both senators must be selected at one time. In today's balloting Rose water leads, getting thirty votes; Meikeljobn has fifteen. this will be in the next state platform, and the railroad commissioner will run on it. If nobody else will, he will run himself. ' THE SIXTH CAVALRY GATHER ING TOGETHER FOR TRIP TO THE PHILIPPINES. made in parliament yesterday and last night. The afternoon papers are dis posed to demand from the government an explanation of the situation as it fs in truth. The time is past, says one, when the people can be kept in ig- ' norance. The danger is too imm'diate, the crisis too grave, for bureau meth ods. "War Must Be Averted." is the heading used by another paper for its leader, and it goes on to say that England is totally unprepared for war with Russia or any other first class power, and an honorable concession in a PORTLAND. March 20 Three hun- small thing now is better than a disgraceful and disastrous defeat, dred officers and men of the Sixth cav- The government insists thai the newspaper cables exaggerate the gravity airy stationed at various points in the of the situation. Officials say that the government has no intention of push northwest left here this morning for ing the dispute over the concession to the point of an armed clash, and an San Francisco enroute to the Philip- appeal to reason will be made. Army men fwl that it will be difficult to avert a clash if the Russians make a false move, for they say no Briton would stand and be shot at, government or no government. - Hence, unless the government advises an absolute back down before the insulting attitude of Russia, or unless Russia shall adopt a far more con ciliatory tone than -she has assumed heretofore a conflict seems imminent. Treason Has Been Discovered in the Armies of England CAPETOWN, March 20 Treason has been discovered among the Brit ish forces in South Africa. Upon order of General Kitchener, three soldiers were shot to death early this morning for their crime. They were blindfolded and stood with their backs to a wall. The' order for their execution was read to all the forces this morning, as far as they could be reached, and the order will be generally promulgated as fast as possible. The military execution has created an intense sensation here. It is, the result of the unearthing of an alleged conspiracy that has been rife, to dis cover to the Boers the weak points in the British lines, and to supply the enemy with ammunition and other supplies. Several others, said to be accomplices of those who were shot, were sentenced to imprisonment in military prison at hard labor for life. It is rumored here that several conferences have been held among the commanders having to do with the alleged disaffection of a part of the troops. Communications between the leaders have been frequent, and it is assert ed that Kitchener referred the matter to the home office and received word to deal with the offenders promptly and severely, inflicting the death penalty at his discretion if deserved. Jealousy Causes I Denver Will Get Fatal Shooting In Chihuahua Special to The Herald. CHIHUAHUA. March 20 A fatal shooting affray occurred here last night, both the victim and the alleged murderer belonging to good families. Two young men, Francisco Regalado and Francisco Nuez. while visiting a fane ball quarreled over one of the girls. They started home together and had proceeded bnt a short distance when the quarrel was resumed and Nunez, it is said, drawing a revolver, placed it at the bead of his former friend and fired, the latter falling dead to the ground. The alleged murderer fled to his home and. it is said, related the. cir cumstances of the shooting to his fath er, who gave him $109 and told him to leave the country. As he emerged from the door of his home he was arrested by officers.- and throwing the money to his father he exclaimed "Nada me sirve" (it will do me no good) and gave himself up. He is now incomunicado No Public Library From Carnegie pines. ATTORNEY GENERAL GRIGGS WILL RETIRE NEXT WEEK AND COX WILL SUCCEED. WASHINGTON. March 20 It is un derstood today that Griggs will retire from the cabinet the last of next week and that the president will appoint P. C. Knox of Pittsburgh attorney gen eral. A Battle Reported To Have Occurred. VISIT OF TH EDUKE AND DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TO THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR. GIBRALTER. March 20. Passing between a gaily decorated fleet of war ships, the royal yacht Ophir carrying the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall en tered the harbor here at nine o'clock this morning. Salvos of guns fired the royal salute from the great rock. The national an them was played by all tr-e bands in unison. The governor of Gibralter. Sir Robert Biddulph. and the admirals of the fleet visited the Ophir and welcomed the duke and duchess. The royal party landed at noon and will rem) in here a day or so. Large and enthusiastic crowds greet ed them. The passage here was stoiniy. In crossing the bay of Biscay the yacht encountered great waves which swept in the salons of the ship. DENVER, March 20 Application has been made to Andrew Carnegie to aid in the construction of a' public library in this city, for which Denver would give the site and guarantee the proper, maintenance. A reply was received from the phil anthropist today in which he cCeclined the request. His reasons being sum- men '. in his laconic observation "There are too many millionaires in Denver." THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC WILL BUILD EXTENSIVE WAREHOKS -ES AT GUAYMAS. SAN FRANCISCO. March : 20 The Southern Pacific has arranged to build very extensive warehouses and wharves at Guaymas. Mexico. This .they do under .promise of the Mexican government to remove all onerous charges at that point. At the present time no goods v in transit can be landed at the Guaymas wharf. They must be taken to the cus tom house where an extra charge of ten per cent besides the regular duty is exacted. Under the new arrange ment the Southern Pacific and the Pa cific Mail steamers will transfer all through freight in bond the same as in this country. GENERAL HARE, OF THE THIRTY- THIRD, HAS BEEN ASSIGNED TO TWELFTH CAVALRY. VARIOUS APPOINTMENTS MADE BY GOVERNOR OTERO AND CONFIRMED BY COUNCIL. At five oilot-R this afternoon th e foreign office stated officially that it had absolutely no information of a reported outbreak between Russians and British at Tien Tsin. f Stories of a fiisht between the opposing forces, with some casualties, have been current on the streets all the afternoon, but it is impossible to run SEVERAL CASUALTIES IN A BAT- them clown to nnv unthfnfie ponrce. The foreign office k.ivh th sitiintinn to TLE BETWEEN THE BRITISH unchanged. AND BOER TROOPS. j Later, it was discovered that a news agency, which claims to have seen official dispatches, started the story that the Russians had fired on the Brit ish. The story has had no effect on the market. o . ni t t i j Ioinrcicii . i lie neraia. SANTA FE. N. M., March 20 Gov- ernor Otero today appointed and the j council confirmed John S. Clark as coal oil inspector; Edward I. Bartlett, as Special to The Herald. SAN ANTONIO. Tex.. March 20. Four troops ot the Tenth cavalry from this department are ordered to the. Philippines. General Hare of Thirty-third infan try fame, who is a major in the regular army, . has been assigned to th Twelfth cavalry, now organizing here. A special from Washington says that McKinley is coming through San An tonio and El Paso on his trip west, but wili hardily go to Austin. - COLORADO RAILROAD MEX feV NOITNCE THE REPRIEVE GRANTED TO KETCHUM. CAPETOWN. March 20 In an en gagement between the British and Boers day before yesterday or latter lost nine killed and seven wounded. The British lost one killed and ten wounded. K. BELL. OF FORT WORTH. NOM INATED AND CONFIRMED AS ATTORNEY GENERAL Special to The Herald. AUSTIN. Texas. March 20. The sen ate this morning confiremd the gover nor's appointment of C. K. Bell, of Ft. Worth, as attorney general. The News in New York. NEW YORK. March 20 The story reached here from I-ondon just be fore the markets closed to' the effect that the Russians had fired on British troops and the Britit-h had returned the fire. The stock exchange evidenced no chang as a result of the rumor, which is generally discredited. I Russian Warships Movins. ' SHANGHAI, March 20 A dispatch to the Gazette from Tokio today says that all Russian 'warships in Japanese waters have sailed for Corea, and that the Japanese pquadron is mobolizing for immediate departure for the Corea n coast. solicitor general: J- H. Vaugh as treas urer; A. A. Keen, land commissioner; H. O. Bursum, superintendent of pen itentiary; Lafayette Emmet, librarian; F. W. Clancy, district attorney second district. BANKER DIES BELIEVING HIS HOUSE TO BE FLOURISHING. AFTER IT HAD FAILED. DETROIT. Mich.. March 20. At the ripe age of ninety-one, Albert Ives, the famous banker of this city, died this morning. During his long illness his banking house failed.' The news was kept from him. and he died believing the estab lishment he founded to be flourishing. DENVER. March 20 Railroad offi cials here are much exercised over Governor Otero's action in granting a respite of a month to Black Jack alias Thomas Ketchum, who was to. have been hung at Clayton. N. M.. Friday. It is feared here his action will be the means of enabling the famous rail road bandit to escape. . It is well known that a plot exists to rescue him from the officers when he is. taken from Santa Fe to Clayton afoot. Black Jack's friends assert they will yet free him. THE PRESIDENT WILL BE INVIT ED TO VISIT DENVER OX HIS COMING TRIP. DENVER. March 20 Governor OrW man telegraphed President McKinley today in conjunction with chamber, of commerce a most cordial Invitation to visit this city and state next' month" on his trip to California. .