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SO BAIJLY HERMJ), Price Five Cents. Soldiers The Separation of the For ces Came Just in the Nick of Time Uncle Sam ably Act TIEN TSIN, March 21. The trouble between the British and the Rus sians oyer the railroad concession, whi ch for a few days threatened to bring on an armed clash between the opposing forces, resulting in a fearful war be tween the two great European powers, has lieen temporarily patched up. and a truce is declared. It is in fact a truce, for such was the state of mind and nerves among the " soldiers and minor officers on both sides, owing to the prolonged strain, that a very little break on either side would have sufficed at any time to bring on a - it has been well understood here, ihat both government would have to act quickly if they desired to avert a clash, for the armies have' been very restless, and when the pickets went out to patrol the line at night no man knew but what there would be a shot and a battle before another day. The men slept on their arms, and each sidewatched every move of the other. The British, were ready to resent any encroachment on what they might have re garded as their rights, while the Russians, evidently acting by authority of the St. Petersburg government, have been encroaching further and further to ward the line that has been marked out by mutual consent as the dead line. A Joyous Between the Another, the Sister, and the Little Wanderer, Now Restored to Her Home After Many Years It is a hackneyed saying that the ruth b stranger than fiction, but it sometimes happens that incidents in this bread and butter world of ours mau-A the exDression the most appro priate that can be used. The story of the mysterious disappearance of the little Stevens child from El Paso over six years ago. the discovery of her in Indiana a few days ago. and the last 'Xhapfer enacted today when the child now a well grown girl, was restored to her mother. Is a more romantic epi sode than could be found in the world of fiction. A telegram received by The Herald last Monday containing the tidings that the child had been found at Danville. Indiana, and requesting the details of her disappearance first brought the story to the public mind again.' Sev eral people who remembered the cir cumstances were found by the reporter for The Herald and the details of the 'Jury was published in The Herald last Monday. Mrs. Anna Stevens, the WAR Will Prob- as Mediator. Meetiii mother, who has been living in Mexico for several years, was informed by wire of the finding of her daughter and yes terday arrived In El Paso. In the mean time a county peace officer who had gone east on official business was dele gated to bring the child to El Paso and she arrived here this morning. The Meeting. When the train came in two pairs of anxious eyes scanned every passenger alighting from the cars. They belonged to Mrs. Stevens, the mother, and Mrs. Clark, the married sister of the little one who was taken from them in her infancy. When at last the form of the officer appeared accompanied by a well grown sweet-faced young girl, there was a simultaneous rush by the two women and in a moment the one who had been lost to them for many years was gathered in their arms in a par oxysm of love and affection. The oc casion needed no proofs of identifica tion. The mother knew her child at once and there was no thought of ques EL PASO. TEXAS. THURSDAY, JUARUH 21, 1901. Withd Both sides have occupied parts of the -disputed strip upon which Is lo cated the British side track, and which is also marked out by Russian boun dary posts. Tbe Russians say that the English have ignored the boundaries set up in accordance with the concessions legally granted by the Chinese gov ernment, and that they have orders to maintain those loundaries. Count Von Waldersee has been active tr3-ing to prevent the clash, which has seemed inevitable, and that his efforts have been successful is shown by the fact that both armed forces were held in check ly their superiors when the odds against peace have seemed tremendous. The separation of the forces came just in the nick of time. Acting upon instructions from the governments at St. Petersburg and I-iondon. the soldiers of both Russia and Great Birtain withdrew from the disputed strip at noon to day. The matter is thus left for diplomacy to settle. , Announced in the House of Commons. LONDON. March 21. This evening the announcement was formally made in the house of commons by the parliamentary secretary for foreign affairs, to the effect that both the British and the Russian troops had. by orders from their respective governments, withdrawn from the disputed territory. The tecretary said that by this timely act. the probability of war was for the time being removed. Upon questions by members, the secretary admitted that the dispute was far from having been settled permanently, and the withdrawal of the troops was in the nature of the truce, simply to remove the possibility of a personal conflict of the opposing forces that would be sanctioned by neither govern ment, and pave the way to an amicable settlement of the points at issue. It has been realized in parliament that tbe dispute involved much more than the possession of a railroad siding. It has had to do with the whole question of the rights of England and Russia in north China, and the mem bers have been disposed to call out the ernment has refused to be led into any embarrassing position,, and it is now realized that, in view of the present complications of .Great Britain abroad. the less said about war the better. The United States May Meditate. During the questions in the house, it was pretty strongly intimated by t'ae government that the good offices of the United States had been offered in an endeavor to adjust the pending dispute. It was said that the United States had not made the offer formal), but given both nations reason to believe that her efforts would be directed toward tion on the part of the sister. To those present the scene of this re union was a most affecting one. Some hours later when the respec tive parties to the drama had been re stored to some degree of calm, a re porter for The Herald called upon them. He found Mrs. Stevens with her arms thrown lovingly around her newly found daughter and the sister near by. The mother's eyes were moist with unshed tears of happiness and throughout the interview she could scarcely keep them from the face of the one she had been a stranger to for so long. The girl's full name is May Carrie Stevens. She is a well grown, finely formed girl and though only 11 years of age looks to be full two years older. She was neatly. even prettily dressed in a large red felt hat trim med with ribbons of the same color, a dress of some dark material, and smart woolen jacket. Her face is not only a pretty one but Its expression denotes intelligence and good nature. In short she has all the evidences of a child who has been well trained, well nur tured, and kindly treated. Her atti tude toward her mother was that of one who would be affectionate but bad not quite accustomed herself to the changed conditions of her life. Mrs. Stevens is a well-appearing young woman, with regular, handsome ! features. In response to the request of the reporter for a detailed account of the disappearance of her daughter and the facts surrounding the case, she told the following story: Mrs. Stevens's Story as Told By Herself. "The stories that have been publish ed recently about my daughter and mypelf have been so full of error that I am glad to give the true story to The Herald. "I was married when quite young to W. S. Stevens, a railroad bridge fore man. My father was a full blooded Spaniard and my mother a Scotch American. My mother died at my birth, and my father died when I was eight years old. I had an older brother and we lived with relatives. "I was married in San Antonio and after our marriage my husband and It PQS raw government on the subject. The gov traveled a good deal over the road. We finally settled in El Paso and I lived here for seventeen years. My eldest daughter was 'named Victoria, and is now Mrs. Clark. The other child is this one laying her hand tenderly on the sleeve of the restored child). Her full name is May Carrie Stevens. Her father died when she was a year and a half old leaving me in straightened circumstances. I took a house and made my living by keeping furnished rooms. "It was during this time that I met Mrs. Taylor, who subsequently separ ated me from my child. She was intro duced to me by her husband, a brake- man, who had been an old friend of my husband. Before her marriage she had been an actress. She visited me a good deal and we became quite inti mate. "She fell very much in love with my baby and spent hours with her. My children were both taken down with scarlet ftver and I was hard pressed to take care of them and the household affairs. It was at this time that Mrs. Taylor begged me to give her my little Carrie. While I was having a hard time to get along there was no reason why I should part with my child and of course I declined. The children were just recovering from their sickness i when Mrs. Taylor said she was going to Valentine, in Texas, and asked me to let her take the baby with her as the trip would benefit her. I consent ed and they were gone a week or so. When they returned the child was so improved in health that when Mrs. Taylor MiRgested later that I let the little one go with her to visit her brother at Albuquerque I again con sented. "That was on Sunday. August 8. lS9r. It was the last time I saw my baby until this morning. "Mrs. Taylor had promised to write me from day to day about my little one, but as no letter came after some days had gone by I became anxious and wrote to her addressing my letter to Albuquerque. I received no reply aud then I telegraphed her. but in vain. Then I became perfectly frantic. I went to Sheriff Simmons and Captain Hughes and told them all about the i;30 P. M. PON righting the maiter.with full justice on The United States, it was intimated both countries to consider the question, rather as an informal advisor, and the eign office are believed to have some direct bearing on these matters of such , grave moment. The disposition among members of od of postponing, at least, the conflict How St. Petersburg Sees' It. ST. PETERSBURG, March 21. A semi-official statement has been pro mulgated here through the government organs, this afternoon, which declares that the incident at Tien Tsin was originally a matter of trivial importance, but through the ranting of a certain section of the. English press, and the un accountable action of the troops stationed at Tien Tsin, the business had all but assumed the gravity of a casus belli. The staement goes on to say that in the opinion of the government the actions of the British troops were unauthorized by the London government, and they were in fact regarded by the Russian authorities as merely the in discretions of subordinates. Hence they were taken no notice of, and the Rus sian forces were directed merely to resist any armed incursion on Russian territory. ' . Germany Stood in t he Way, it Seems. BERLIN. March 21. The government hap information from Count Von Waldersee, commanding the allies in China, developing some of the details of the dispute between the Russians and .the .British. Waldersee reported that he was successful in his efforts last Tuesday, to avoid a clash, and has been unremitting in his labors since in the cause of harmony. Waldersee took no more part in the dispute than actually to endeavor to prevail on the commanders to refrain from the appearance of belliger ency. ' Kaiser William has made, himself thoroughly conversant with all the details of the situation, through German he reached the definite resolve to take matter. This position he assumed because agents that the British in China bad to which they had absolutely no right. Not only did British officers refuse marks, but they are trying to hold territory, with their armed forces, upon which the czar's flag is indisputably The kaiser is firm in his stand, and' to him to understand Chat he will -resist the encroachments of England if that country should get any more aggressive. Diplomats here believe that the stand assumed by the German emperor in the matter will have the effect of slowly in her forward movements. Carnegie On the Situation. SOUTHAMPTON. March 21 Andrew Carnegie, who landed here to day, says in an interview that both the Americans and the English have made big fools of themselves in China. matter. They telegraphed to every place where they thought it likely that Mrs. Taylor would be and finally. De tective Ben Williams located her at Las Vegas, N. M. "I did not have the money then to go after her and so I went to Mr. Stanton who had been attending to our legal matters and who is really the guardian of the children., He, how ever, was away in Georgia and I saw Mr. Turney at the office. I explained the situation to him and requested him to let me have enough money to go after my child from my husband's es tate. He said he could not do that but would get the child. He then tele graphed Mrs. Taylor to bring the baby back to El Paso and he would pay all expenses she had incurred. "He added that if she did not he would make, it hot for her. It did no good however. "As soon as she received the tele gram she took the next train and the child and disappeared with the .child "I spent all the money I could get my hands on trying to find my little one. but without avail. Sheriff Sim mons also spent a good deal of money and so did the Knights of Pythias. For a long time I was prostrate with grief. but as year after year went by and I could get no tidings of my lost one I had to give up the search. ."Her deir little baby face has al ways been in my mind, however, throughout these long years, and her voice as she used to jump up into my lap and say "Mammy, yock me sleep." has echoed in my ears through many a long and weary day. "As I look at her I can scarcely re alize that she is my little baby my little Carrie. This Carrie is almost as big as her mother now. but to me she will always be my baby, who was lost and now is found." The mother's voice was full of in describable pathos and tenderness, as with the tears rolling down her cheeks she drew the girl to her side. Kidnaped Girl's Story. The reporter then asked Carrie what she remembered of her abduction and the circumstances of her life since. She did not seem able to tell much about her life in detail but after some 21st. Year, JVo. 64 ED both sides. farther, would probably be asked by not necesasrily as an arbitrator, but visits of Ambassador Hay to the for the parliament is to favor this meth that is thought to impend. "diplomatic and army channels, and and maintain a neutral stand in the he was informed by his confidential tried to gain possession of territory to recognize the Russian boundary planted. has even given those who stand "close- causing England to proceed" very- urging she told the following story: "I don't remember being taken away. I remember that we went to Nashville, where we stayed awhile. Then we went to Louisville, and after we had been there some time we joined a show. On the High Trapeze. ( "I worked on the trapeze in ' an acrobatic performance, but I don't re member very much about all that time, I know that one day while we were playing in Lafayette, Ind., a Miss Vic toria Brazier took me from Mrs. Tay lor and put me In the Hadley Indus trial school, which is 25 miles from Indianapolis. "I remained there until the other day when the peace officer came for me and brought me to El Paso. I was in the home four years and six months. "Mrs. Taylor died sometime after I went into the home. She was kind to me, but when I got mad about any thing she would tell me that my moth er was still alive, and then when I was good again she would say that she had died a long time ago. ' I could just remember the color of mother's hair and her eyes. "I knew that my home had been in El Paso, and the story of my life was published several times in the Indian apolis papers. I always went by tl name of Lottie Stevens. Yes. they were very good to me ia . the home and I was happy there, but I am glad to have a home of my own. and my own mother." 'She says it is all so strange to her". added Mrs. Stevens, "and the strangest part of it is to call anyone mother." To Attend School Here. Mrs. Stevens further stated to tb reporter that she had . been living in the state of Sinaloa in Mexico for some years. She had property interests dowa there, but she was afraid that the heat of that climate would be too sever for her little daughter and she ex-: pected that she would remain in El Paso, so that Carrie could go to school here. When the reporter left them it wai safe to say that a happier trio could not be found in all El Paso than Mrs.' Stevens. Mrs. Clark and little Carrie, Try The Herald's Popular Wants.