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DAILY HEKAUCD.
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.
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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. "
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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.

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