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EL PA SO 4 A EL PASO. TEXAS. SATURDAY, WAROH 30, 1901. 4:30 P. M. Price Five Cents. Children Thrown from Windows by Their mothers NEW YORK. March 30-Thcre was a big fire on the east side of tbl . this horning in the densely crowded tenement district near Pe- " :ZZt tZ?lt. U result. in several fatalities and considerable '''n"8 started in the lower floor of a five story tenement house and spread rapidly. The neighborhood Is known as the Ghetto, it being the Jewish ' qUa,The0houhs: w crowded with families, scores of children being building When the flames licked uP the third and fourth story, "other. w crazed in the effort to save their offspring, and maddened by fire they threw their babies out of windows. , Mrs. Esther Coben and two of her children perished in the flames, the children hanging to their mother's skirts. Ht The little ones that were thrown from the windows were nearly all caught by police and firemen. That several of them escaped was almost a miracle. There were thirteen families in the house. rn addition to these mentioned Max Solisburg. John J. Reardon and Michael Ostfeldt. were killed by the flrc. It is believed that others perished. the flames spread rapidly and escape by the hallway was tut off. .-.::::-:::::::::;:::::::::: John Krug Is ReleasedDby Government Special to The Herald. - SAN ANTONIO. March 30 John Krug. accused of robbing the Wells 's "argo Express company at Escalon. ' Mexico, and arrested here many months ago. was today released by the United States marsnai, w-uuf, " Instructions from the state department. h, h ,.r ,V. The state aepuruuem, " " " M ed the evidence taken before the Unl - ted States commissioners at San An tonio, set aside the finding of that tri bunal and ordered Krug released. " 1 HE DENVER AND RIO GRANDE ; . . . FINALLY SECURES THE RIO GRANDE WESTERN. .NEW YORK. March 30 The Rio Grande Western' nas been gobbled up by the Denver and Rio Grande. The II lit ICC I -W0 At a former meeting of the board of directors of the Denver ana ttio uran- vABTkititfnm was offered and . UC i uau - adopted authorizing the acquisition of -the Rio Grande western raniu. ' Could, who is in control of the Den ver and Rio Grande, has had an option on the Rio Grande Western, and upon hh advice it was taken up and the road passes into his hands. The terms or sale wert not disclosed today. PRESIDENT SCHURMAN AND WIFE HAVE GONE TO CUBA ON A MIXED MISSION. t ITHACA. N. Y March 30. President Schnrmau. of Cornell university, and Mrs. Schurman left here early this morning and will take this afternoon's steamer for Cuba. They go on the Morro Castle, spend ing their Easter vacation. . . While the trip is ostensibly for pleas ""ure it is understood that the mission has a certain political significance. Mr. Schurman being one of President Mc- Kinley's close advisers in the matter of . .the colonies. - .. PACIFIC COAST LUMBER DEALERS ADVANCE THE PRICE OF LUMBER. .'." V 1 TACOMA. March 30. The Pacific Coast Lumber. DeaJers' association to day at the conclusion of a. protracted meeting lasting 48 hours, decided to advance all lumber to eastern dealers at one dollar per thousand. This they claim is made necessary by the high price of IcgH at the present I ime. THE NEW WAR REVENUE ACT WILL DRIVE THE BUCKET SHOPS OUT OF EXISTENCE. NEW YORK. March 30 The bucket shops here and perhaps all over 'the country are doomed. The war revenue act drives them out of business, and t they must now either violate the in ternal revenue act or the gambling laws of the state. There is no way to get over it. and these enterprises, which do a business of millions monthly, must quit. THE STATE LEGISLATURE PRE FERS TO MEET IN JUNE OR 4 . JULY. NOT AUGUST. Special to The Herald. AUSTIN. Tex.. March 30. The leg islators have petitioned the governor to reconvene them in June or July instead "f August. The senate last evening passed the Galveston bill, and the commissions will take charge of the city on June 3. Bargains in Real Estate Page 7. i I Liberal Laws for Corporations In Arizona Scecial to The Herald. PHOENIX. Ariz.. March 28 Arizona now has laws regulating the incorpo rating of corporations which are des tined to become as famous as the laws of New Jersey. If not more so. Hun dreds of California oil and mining op erators, and mining men elsewhere dur ing the last few years, have taken, ad vantage of the convenience or Arizona laws to incorporate their companies, although in many Instances none of the Incorporators or stockholders have ev el been in Arizona. An act just pass ed by the legislature and signed by the governor; Is so much more liberal witn n on-residents that articles of incor poration from all points of the coun try, and especially mining and oil re gions, will Ikely pour in. The new law makes Arizona the cheapest place in the United States for incorporating companies. Any num ber of non-residents are permitted to incorporate' for any business, stock nil ly paid and non-assessable. The capi tal stock is not subject to annual or ether tax. and about the only thing of importance required Is that such com panies shall appoint a resident agent upon whom legal notice may be served or process of summons made. Direct ors and stockholders are exempted trom corporate debt. The office of the secretary of the ter ritory has already received many in quiries regarding the exact status of the new laws, from San Francisco. uoc Angeles. Denver and eastern points. THE- SEAL FISHERIES ON THE NORTHERN COAST HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL. . ST. JOHNS. N. F.. March 30. The seal fisheries here have been very suc cessful. Three schooners have arrived with over three thousand seal pelts. They report that the steamers fishing in the Gulf of St. Lawrence during the winter have been greatly successful. Water transport is now almoFt im possible on the northern course, the ice blockade being more extensive than in previous years. THIS BURGLAR TRIED HIS GAME ONCE TOO OFTEN. AND LOST HIS LlFE. , CHICAGO. March 30 Cornelius Do ne rty while trying to burglarize a building last njght. was shot dead by the watchman. Early in the evening he had entered a bouse with burglarious intent, but was shot at and wounded. He tried it once more during the right and met his death. MAURICE BARRRYMORE. THE FA MOUS PLAYWRIGHT. IS OUT OF HIS HEAD. NEW YORK. March 30 Maurice Bar lymore is decidedly daft. After being in Bellevue insane pavilion all night he came out this morning crazier than ever. He thinks his daughter Ethel is tak en from him. and mutters and raves like a man crazy. EX-SENATOR DAVID B. HILL TO TAKE PART IN THE NOTED MOLINEUX CASE. NEW YORK. March 30 It is an nounced tody that former Senator David B. Hill will assist the prosecu tion in the Molineux case and argue it before the court of appeals. Read Col. Baylor's funny stories about EI Paso people. Houses For Rent Page Seven. POLITICS There was a persistent rumor afloat last night that Dick Caples's announce ment would appear this morning in tne gang's subsidized organ. 1 he rr.mor proved to be false but it created havoc among the slate makers for several hours. . Those who heard the report were im pressed with the idea that the battle between Caples and Hammett would be fierce and for a time there was nothing talked of all over town except the com mc fieht. Investigation, however, proved the rumor without foundation. It had originated among some Caples support ers. Aldermanic Honors. It U conceded that there is likely to be a general shaking up among the al iiurmpn ut th next election and the present members of the board, who de sire to hold over, are consi'ieraniy agi tntml I'n in th fourth ward Messrs. Brun- nc-r and Stewart would like to be re elected, but they don't know exactly where they are. at. Some of their friends who control the Mexican vote have threatened "to work against them and encompass their defeat, but Messrs. Brunner an dSlewart contend that they have done more for their ward than has been accomplished for any ward in the city and begin to believe that the decent element will elect them owing to their records. They point with pride to Buckler square and the magnificent concrete walks that the city was in nioed by them to lay in their ward anJ contend that the residents will show their appreciation for these things by returning them to office. A New Ticket. ThM ia ronstrifrnble talk of DUttinK an entirely new ticket in the field so that Hammett win nave nis own ooara tni with if otoott'ri- and the present outlook is that but few of the old board will hold seals m tne council arter elfntlon day. Tim fic-h in ttio uvnnd ward prom ises to be the uosC imerestlng of all. There the Tactions will no meir nemsi work for supremacy. The race for as A mllprtnr will be the chief bone of contention. Combinations are being formed ana oroKen up wim lightning rapidity and it is hard to tell just who is on top. Uncle John Julian lives in that ward and it is conceded that he will be hard to down In the assessor's race. Tim Lyons's backers are also powerful there. Boone Is now said to hold the upper hand, but If he will keep it Is .he question. He is supposed to br Hammett's manager and Tim Lyons's staunahest supporter. The fight will be at the primaries where it is said Captain Smith will show that he has lost none of his old time ability to or ganize a delegation. Other candidates for the same office are working quietly. Absolute Denial. Certain persons have industriously spread the report that we ire support ing or have pledged our support to Richard Caples. We hereby make an absolute denial of such report and take this occasion to assert that we are for Hammett first, last, and all the tme. Frank Alderete. Isaac Alderete. MtM'h Excitement. The town was a quiver of excitement all morning. Political chicanery and strife were at high tide. Progress on the Stillwell Railway Is Encouraging Spec ial to The Herald. CHIHUAHUA. March 3 A-special this city this week to determine what regard to the subsidy to be granted by & Orient road. Action was postponed Among the officials of the road who the session were Attorney General Trimble, of Kansas City, and Lie. Alonzo Fernandez, the attorney for the company for Mexico. It was stated confidently that within would be at work out of Chihuahua. ien tly graded from Port Stilwell (Topolobunipol east, and Lie Fernandez stated that by October 1. 100 kilometers of the road will be completed. Judge Trimble stated to a representative of The Herald that .it is the opinion of Mr. Stilwell that the road Port Stilwell within three years.. . L. 1 I .a mar. who will probably secure the contract for building the di vision out of Chihuahua, stated that Mr. Stilwell has already raised funds enough to keep up the work for over one year, and that before his return from London he will have raised the whole sum necessary to the building of the entire road. St rwf 'corner and back office caucuses were the order of the day. ah lrinriu of hnflsR rumors and re ports were put in circulation to induce Caples to run and make a snow oi ronih ihn) ho mis-lit of forced into the race. Charley de Pat was cornered and the false report was started tnat ik om Frank Alderete nau aeseriru Hammett for Caples. The old man Is vorking up to tne limit. Pat in Politics. hv a Herald re porter ths morning. He was riding in a buggy witn a mexiiau " . Annni4ntlv he was much excited. He pulled up his horse when he met the reporter and said: . v.., romiv to talk now. 1 m out ior -incf coiner around flX' iuK my men. I ll make the Hammett c. owd in the second ward look like 30 cents. .lp.-iined to talk for publication, contenting himself by tating that the campaign this spring would be one ot tne nouwi A Doubtful Position. . ..-.i unilrstandine in all .. its of the city at noon today was ..iis i i" - -..h tn admit USE n,nn d be fixed that ii me ivui"'" 1 . . . nnm nation. rie ,.e wo.ua himself refused, nowever. -- -- . , nbUclv for the office and only by dint the hardest kind f coaxing from Mr. Morehead and others woulane con sent to accept the nomination under Rr,TherV a host of firm friends of Mr" Caples. however, who contend i wtth vleor that he is not niuums - igor Liiai thi nomi- absoluteiy reiuseu 2" nation. They say ne ,s ' ; oblieations to air. "am"". "TK too Mr. Morehead and also that he is too modest a man to ask the democrats and the people to bestow on bimself and members of his family all the best eflices in the country and city. The rr r.rA(s. already appears on' ihe pay rolls in several places. t;apies is kuiiuhik There is another Richmond in the political field. It is Dick uapies. It has !een the street talk through out the day that he had af last de termined to come out and give the other candidate a run for his money. A Herald reporter called on Mr. Caples at the lumber yard today and put the question straight to him. , "Ar you a candidate for the mayor-alt- of El Paso?" "Yes. 1 am in a certain sense." came the straight answer. "What do you mean by that quali tvinu clause." asked the reporter. " "What I mean is covered in an In terview printed in The Herald last Thursday. In answer to the same ques tion I stated then that I did not warn o make any special effort for the nom ination. I have stated to my friends n suvral occasions that I did not ctonli in tha wnv of other dem n iou ... ocrats who. I considered deserved the oihce more than I did. It 6eems that ricro Ma coffin and Mr, lJyTT c iorehead. are not going to run and mxr frlanill harp 1ird me tO dO SO. I im not a candidate only in the sense .hat if I am the cnotce oi my parxy x "Then if you are nominated by the convention you will accept! "Yes. sir." session of the legislature was held in action will he taken by the state in the state to the Kansas City. Mexico until the regular June session. visited Chihuahua in anticipation of two months two thousand men Forty kilometers of the road are al ill 1 completed from Kansas City t . Great Varsity Won Today by Oxford After a Fierce Battle LONDON. March 30 The annua! Oxford was rowed this morning and proved to be on of the finest aquatic contests eyer witnessed between these Victory perched on Oxford's colors, victor winning by half a length, or le&s, and then through the superior work of the cockswain only, who steered a perfect course. Cambridge had the better of it in tcss and taking the course under the the wind was blowing stiffly, the wate compelling Oxford to take the roughest part of the river. Both clubs got away together, and for the entire distance kept quite abeam. Inch by inch they struggled for the mastery and had ' Cambridge's ox swain been as skillful as his competitor she would have won. Just before the finish Oxford put on a mighty spurt, and with her fine steering and steady pull together, forged ahead at the final, and crossed the line the victor. Both crews were utterly exhausted. r There was an immense crowd and the enthusiasm was at fever heat Before the start Cambridge was the slight favorite. " : : : : : : : : : : : ::: : : :::: : :: :. : ; ; .- : : Arizona's Wild Man Has Been ldentifed Special to The Herald. PHOENIX. Ariz.. March 28 It has just developed here that Robert Mac-Omisland- the "Wild man of Arizona." who, for weeks last fall, kept lumber and mining camps, in the northern part of the territory, in a state of panic, and was finally killed here, was a son of an ancient and honorable family in Ire land. In November MacCausland was captured by a sheriff's posse, near Hol brook. after he had created a reign of terror by his wild, weird screaming around the camps at night, and by ap pearing among the supersitious miners and woodmen at unexpected times, his long sojourn in the wilderness having given him the appearance of a creature half animal and half man. For several months he had existed in the forest, living on wild bird's eggs. and roots, and what he could steal from camps. After his capture he was ad judged insane and committed to the psylum here. As he left the carriage to be taken into the hospital, he broke away from Deputy Sheriff Bargeman nd ran. Bar groan drew his revolver and fired Into the ground to frighten MacCausland into stopping. The bul let glanced and struck the maniac in the back, the ball penetrating the ab domen. MacCausland died the follow ing day. Dr. W. H. Ward, superintendent of the Institution has just given out fur ther particulars of the case. As soon sf MacCausland was struck by Barge man's bullet, his wandering reason returned and before his death he told the strange story of his life. He was twenty-seven years old. and the son of William Sanderson MacCausland. of Galwally Park. Belfast. He was the black shep of the family and after a dissipated career had been disinherited. He came to America and during a row in a northern mining town was shot in the head. Since then he had lived like an animal in the forest. His rela tives have just completed an investi gation of his death and removed the liody to the parental estate. Special to The Herald. A HONOLULU . JUDGE REBUKED A JURY AND THE JUROR WANTS HEAVY DAMAGES. HONOLULU. March SO. Because Judge Humphrey's of the United States circuit court indulged in a scathing rebuke to juror Schmidt, who refused to convict a prisoner in a criminal case, and excused him from further jury duty. Schmidt has brought suit against Judge Humphreys for large iamage?. declaring that his reputation as an henet-t man has betn seriously injured by the action of the pudge. He asks heavy damages. The case comes up for trial shortly and excites much interest, popular sympathy being with the snubbed juior. THE THIRTYj-THIRD INFANTRY HAS ARRIVED AT 'FRISCO IN GOOD HEALTH. Special to The Herald. SAN FRANCISCO. March 30. The Thirty-third infantry arrived last even ing. There were no ileaths on the voy age. THE FOURTH GREAT GUSHER HAS BEE NSTRUCK IN THE BEAU MONT OIL FIELDS. Special to The Herald. BEAUMONT. Tex.. March 30. The fourth gusher was struck this morning. It is the property of W. H. Spooner & Company. Read Col. Baylor's account of a scouting trip in the Sacramento? twen- ; ty years ago. Race 'varsity race oetween Cambridge and great long time rivals. although it was a bitter struggle, the the matter of conditions, winning the bank. This was a great advantage as r being churned into white caps, and War Between Japan and Russia Iminent LONDON, March 30 A war cloud reiens over JaDan. The Dailv Mail today prints dispatches saying that there is great tension to political cir cles and active preparations are going on for war. The emperor and his generals have held manv serious mnfcrpncM . Offi cers have been dispatched to Corea to- mane investigations. The probabili ties of war are intensified.' . Should war soon hrpik out anH tha. Japanese gain the mastery at sea with tteir navy wnich is superior to that of Russia, the chances are that they could overwhelm the Russian- forces in east ern Asia before they, could be strongly reinforced from European Russia. This supposition is based upon -the assumption that Russia would stand in no danger of collision with other of the great powers. But the probabil ity is that a conflict between her and Japan would cause excitement and prep arations for war in France, and her activity would cause similar prepara tions by other powers. - In that case. Russia would lw nhi ic ed to keep large armies on the Ger man, Austrian and Turkish borders, and would require a strong army of observation in Turkesta II tn Wfltfft anil Lnenace India. It follows that Japan's chances in the conflict wonld be good, and that Russia would find her a tough cus tqmer. Japan, however, cannot count on the neutrality of the nations of western Europe. The mikado will make a mistake if he puts any trust in profes sions of disinterestedness from Berlin. In fine, he cannot afford to conceive, of his country's fighting with Russia alone. Even if he thinks he can, he must know that his chances of securing the results of any victory are small. When war must come under such conditions any nation would shrink. ANOTHER REPORT OF THE KILL ING OF PROSPECTORS BY GULF INDIANS. Special to The Herald. YUMA, Ariz., March 30. It is re ported here that five Mexicans who at tempted to search for gold on the Ti buron island in the Gulf of California, have been killed by natives. THE TWO SUSPECTED WILL FOR GERS WERE ADMITTED TO BAIL TODAY. NEW YORK. March an Tli men arrested vestorrtnv navi ck and Morris Myers, charged with forgery in connection with the will case of Millionaire Rice, were arraigned to day and their bail fixed at $1,000 each. A POSSE HAS CHASED BURT AL- VORD AND HIS TWO COMPAN IONS INTO MEXICO. Special to The Herald. PHOENIX. Ariz.. March 30. A dis patch from Tombstone says that a posse has chased Burt Alvord and hi two companions across the Mexican .ine. DISASTROUS WRECK OF A PASSEN GER TRAIN IN COLORADO. ONE MAN KILLED. COLORADO SPRINGS. March 30 An eastbound Colorado Midland train wrecked this morning near Green Mountain Falls. One man was killed, the rear brake man named Fred Hawkins. For bargains see page seven.