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EL. PASO 'DAILY HERALD.' SATURDAY. MARCH SO. 190L.
Link and Pin. P.L'NCOEI) IN MISSOURI. Charles Mackling of Pittsburg. Pa who came in on the T. & P. last night and left this morning for Arizona ov r th S. P. told a plausible story at tli S. P. depot this morning of how h, was fleeced of his money in Mis couri by a new bunco game, new to him tuyway. The substance of Mr. Mack . 1 nes story is as follows: "I am a skilled iron worker and have worked in several cities of Pennsyl vania but I do not always work at my t ,nnt three years prospecting for gold In Alaska and I have also Prospected in Washington. California and Colorado and have traveled of Europe. I nave net many a smooth man and many a slick bunco game has failed on me. but t i.m thot ff a man is tender hearted snd the oppoprtunity is offered he will finally fall a victim to a con game. -I left Pittsburg last week for the purpose of going to California to do some more prospecting. I also intend 1 to spend a few days in Arizona. I .started with about $300. all the money ! had after buying my ticket. I have an aunt who keeps a hotel in Billings, Mo., and I stopped and visited her a few days. Tuesday of this week I left Iiillings on a St. Iouis & San Fran cisco train. A man came and sat down by me. He was well dressed, tall, over 50 years old and had a heavy mustache, whitened with' age. He looked like a prosperous business man and had a pleasant face. "The stranger and I talked awhile and when we were nearing Monett he said that we would have to change care there. Then he added that he was ac companying a corpse of a fellow-Mason which was in the baggage car and that it would also have to be transferred at Monett. Then he said he didn't have a cent less than a thousand dollai bill and he was satisfied that in Monett there were no persons wealthy eonugh to have change for It. He didn't know -what he would do. The train would tot stop long and he must have the corpse transferred, as relatives, friends and brother Masons , of the deceased were expecting the body on that train. His eyes glistened as he worried over the matter and tears trickled down his cheeks. "He asked me if I had any 'money. I told him how much I had. He then told me be was a banker, mining brok er and cattle raiser of ' Tombstone, Ariz- and that he had to take the corpse to Sherman. Texas., the charges to be paid at Monett were pretty high; ; could I let Lim have $240 until he could set the bill 'changed; yes. I could, but 1 was in Missouri then and had to be xhown: be opened his pocket book and taere was the thousand dollar bill; 1 asked him to give me security; he dosed the -pocket book and handing it to me said to hold it until he returned the $240: I gave him the money; the train pulled Into Monett; he said he suist hurry and look after the corpse; when he was out of the car I looked at the bill; one side looked all right but the other was blank; I hurriedly se- ' cured my revolver and ran out on the depot platform; my banker friend was not in sight; I ran to the baggage car acd asked about the corpse; they bad not had one on the line for a week; I had been buncoed out of $240 and the buncoer was gone; the conductor shouted. 'All aboard' and I had to go; here is the thousand dollar bill.' The purported thousand dollar bill U not a bill at all but a gold bond for that sum issued by the United States Silver Mining of Denver. It bears no tfgnatures and the place for its num- " ber is blank. It Is also very probable that the company named on it does not exist. But Mr. Mackling was not fleec ed because he believed it of -value as a mining company's bond. The man l.ad just opened his pocketbook far enough to show the green paper and the figure 1000 and in that position it does indeed look like a genuine United States bank note for $1000. Mr. MackUng said bis sympathies were worked" "Upon and the man's tears had so unstrung him that he did not think of any possible danger of his not being what he claimed to be. "Now I am not a man to confide my business to strangers." said Mr. Mack ling, "but I told my aunt at the hotel in Billings all about where I was go ing and she is a woman. She told my story to her guests and If this smooth old man was not In the hotel some fellow in cahoots with him was and 'told him. The man thought because I was going to California to prospect for mines that I had lots of money on my person and followed me on purpose to make a sucker of me. And he did." Mr. Mackling will take up the pick And shovel in some mine in Arizona or . California and .earn . enough to carry - out his original plans. . ., ... PROJECTED RAILROAD LINES TO SOXORA. "If all the lines are built that are ow projected Into the state of Sonora they will open up some of the richest PRICE BROTHERS, i GROCERS 105 El Paso Street. Phone 353. : -fr8- mineral country in the world." This statement was made to a Herald re porter this morning by a practical min er who has Just returned from an ex tensive prospecting trip through bo nora. but did not care to have his name mentioned. "The road which the Phelps-Dodge Dooole are building from Bisbee to Na cosari is one of the most promising outlooks for the development of that section of the country. The mineral belt In and around Nacosarl is exceed ingly rich In copper, gold and silver, copper principal!). There is no doubt that this road will be built south from Nacosari for the reason that the. com pany has entered into a contract with the Mexican government to construct the road in the next ten years. Then there are good reasons, in my opinion. vby the Phelps-Dodge people should build to El Paso from Nacosari. For instance, if they built this road it would give them all the business ol hauling the coke, coal and supplies to that district, and all the ore from there I know of one contract now for 5000 tons of coke for Carlnj. With that country opened up such a road would soon pay. and pay well. Another point is that the Phelps-Dodge people at the orestn own rich copper mines at Mo re nc I in Arizona. By connecting the line from Morencl to the Nacosari and El Paso line they would be entirely in dependent of the Southern Pacific and control all that territory. There is al so another road going into Cananea, which is another rich copper section. I know of three large smelting plants which have been installed there. One has been put on the Cobre Grande mine, which produces about 600 tons Of ore a day. and another has been put n on the Damocrlta mine, producing a like amount. Both of these plants are running full blast, and another is being cut in on another large proposition The people interested in these mines had projected a line from Naco to Ca nanea. but the Southern Pacific is meditating the construction of a road from Fairbanks. Arizona, to Cananea which if built will render the other road unnecessary. The Moctezuma dis trlct is probably the best developed section In the state at the present time. but the Arispe. Ures. and Guaymas dls trlct are all opening up in the most promising way. You can put It down as a certainty that Sonora will be the tichest mining state in the world in time." THE TRIAL AT LOCKPORT. Superintendent W. R. Martin of the G. H. St S. A. railroad, and Captain Mose Dillon, collector of customs, ar rived home this morning from Lock hart, Texas, where they have been at tending court as witnesses in a case against the company. In 1S87 when Captain Dillon was a conductor on the G. H. & S. A-. he had a difficulty with a shoe drummer named LaPrelle and on account of the trouble the shoe drummer sued the railroad company for damages, and it is in this case that Messrs. Martin and Dillon testified. They gave their testimony and return ed before the case was given to the jury. TO SOLVE SMOKE PROBLEM. 3. J. Miller, an employe of the Penn sylvania railroad, has invented a de vice that is intended to solve the smoke and cinder problem of passenger trains. The invention consists of a pipe con nection with the smoke stack being connected on the same principle as the air brake. The average diameter of an engine smoke stack is fourteen inches t-nd the pipe running from it over the train will be the same diameter. In this way the smoke will be passed over the train and escape on both sides of the rear coach at the bottom. There will be an air vent in the smoke stack. The device is' to serve as a spark ar i ester, a smoke consumer and a dis tributer of cinders along the road bed. RAILROAD CHECK RAISER. A check issued to August Gustafson a Santa Fe Pacific shop hand at Albu querque, for the sum of $5,75 arrived a the general office in Los Angeles raised to $115.75. Steps to apprehend th check raiser were at once made and Gustafson was arrested but he was ablr to convince the authorities that he had the check cashed for its original face value by a fellow workman. He waF taken before the man who had accept ed the doctored paper and that mar said Gustafson was not the man whr presented it. The guilty man is still at large, but will be hunted down. TRIED TO WRECK TRAIN. An attempt was made to wreck the west bound passenger train on the San Antonio & Aransas Pass road near El mendorfg. The knuckle of a Janney cirawhead was so arranged that the elevation of the end set to meet the drive wheels of the engine was about seven inches above the track. Luckily the engine knocked the drawhead loose or ran over it and kept the track. A line of coal cars was on the side track and had the engine jumped the track WHEN PREPARING YOUR BREAKFAST some morning we would like to have you try White Swan flour for rolls or biscuits, also our . breakfast foods which are nour ishing try them at once, do not wait the best time to test them is right now, and you can enjoy . many appetizing breakfasts dur- ' ing the spring. the result would have been terrible. Officers are investigating the matter. KNOWS IT'S TRUE. M N. Ceddes. engineer on a G. H. switch engine at this place, talked with "Link and Pin" this morning about Guy Fenley, the 11-year-old boy of Uvalde who has X-ray eyes. Mr. Gcddes has known the Fenley family over since before Guy was uorn ami his wife is related to some or tne iam iiv through marriage. nr nniirse anybody will be skeptical to some extent about Guy's ability to see through things- until they have seen his power tested, saui .Mr. i. des. "but when a person sees him m-ove that he has that wonderful pow er thev can have no more doubt. "I don't think that the story of how Ms father came to know that he has X-ray eves has ever leen published here. Mr. Fenley and Guy were walk ing through their garden in which is an old well that had gone dry. Mr. Fenley said be would have to dig an other well on account of the old one having gone dry. but Guy. Just as they rassed the well, pointed to the ground and told his father that there was plenty of water down under, the old well but that it had a big rock on it. Mr. Fenley asked him how he knew and he said he could see it. The old man didn't believe him for some time, but he argued so strongly that he could see water down there under a big rock that Mr. Fenley had the well dug deep er. They went through twelve feet of rock and found a copious stream of good water. "That was the first that his father Knew of the wonderful power the boy's eyes have and it was the first time that Guy was given any idea that he was different . from other people. He thought that everybody- could see through everything just like he can. Many of bis wonderful discoveries have been made public now. and many " a large sum of money has been offered "him to locate mines, oil wells, etc., and to travel and exhibit his power. But Mr. Fenley is a good old man, who doesn't want to make money out of a gift from God and will not let him go, nor will he let him charge anything for what he does about home. "Fred Davenport, the son of a prom inent stockman of near Uvalde, was thrown from a horse and his hip was hurt, but to what extent no one could tell, until they sent for Guy. He said that he didn't know anything about a man's skeleton arrangement, which was true for he had never studied an atomy, but that he could see a large, round bone that-was fastened into a flat bone, the flat bone was cracked and the crack would open when the leg was moved. The injured man was tak en to New Orleans and the X-ray ap plied. The doctor said that the bone of the pelvis was cracked where the ball of the femur entered it: just as Guy said, only he did not know what tn call the bones." FOUR TOURIST CARS. Four tourist cars went west over the S. P. out of El Paso this morning. R. S. Hair, who runs between Chica go and San Francisco in a Rock Island car came in last night over the T. & P. with a dozen passengers. alU bound for California. Two of the cars were from Washing ton. This happens because Bunch should have passed through yesterday. but was delayed at New Orleans be cause he did not make connections. Dickson has the other car from Wash ington. They have sixteen and twenty passengers, respectively. Archie Cook passed through on his vay from Cincinnati to San Francisco. He brought in twenty-one people and one stopped here to take the Mexican Central for Chihuahua. HAS MANY UNCLES. Born to Mr. and Mrs Frank Tyra. a fine boy. The mother is getting along nicely, and the young car whacker will go to work for the Santa Fe rail road here in a week r two. Deming Herald. Frank Tyra, the happy father men tioned above, was once a resident of this city and is one of about ten Tyra brothers. Three or four of them live here now and are engaged in the rail road business. The boy has uncles ga lore. . TO PASS THROUGH EL PASO. Governor Sayers has Issued a permit to a detachment of troops and a mili tary band of Mexico to pass through Texas at this place. ' The troops con sist of five officers and ninety men. with twenty-six horses and arms. They will pass through over the Santa Fe about the middle of April on their way to Buffalo to attend the Pan-American exposition. FAS BROUGHT HER HOME. Plumer Wills, an employe of the Wells-Fargo express company in this city, has returned from Phoenix where he went about two weeks ago and married Miss Clara Buford. a beauti ful and popular young lady. They spent several days In Phoenix and then re turned to make their future home in this city. SPARKS FROM THE ENGINE. The G. H. pay car is expected to ar rive Tuesday. Fireman Wray. of the G. H- went out on the S. P. today in place of Fire man Rosamond, of the S. P., who Is eick. Wallace Grantham, a blacksmith helper in the G. H. shops, will resign his position this evening and leave Monday for Tucson. William Kirby, who used to work in the G. H. blacksmith shop at this place and quit to go to Tucson, has returned and is working at the smelter. J. M. Packer, special officer of the Wells-Fargo Express company, went west this morning after attending to business a few days in this city. William Culver, a carpenter in the G. II. shops, became so sick yesterday afternoon that he was compelled to (i;stontlnue his work and go home. He is still laying off from work. J. T. Mahl. engineer maintenance r.f vrv of the S. P.. who has been so journing In Phoenix for the benefit of 1 is health, for the past several weeks. passed through Thursday night op his return to his headquarters at Houston. " i Martin Arrey, w ho has been a black smith helper In the G. H. shops for the past eight months, will resign this evening and will leave Tuesday for Roswell. N. M with bis family. He will go into the sheep raising business near Roswell. J. Mcllroy. a nexcursion agent who runs between Minneapolis and . San Francisco, passed through east bound lust night with eight or ten Chinamen who are traveling through the United States in bond. "I see the Adonis has resumed his old job of herding China men." said a passing excursion agent this morning. ooooo4-o-H-ooo-So0'H Ik ft a I nri a I I nnt Ant i m e mm i ysi uui s . o L 9 4 , By Henry Harmon. T 0o4"0o4-o4-o4-o4o4-oo4"04'0-i "Yes." snlil the colonel reflectively, uiauy queer things do happen thins that a man ivould have a bard time in ex- plainiug if ha were called oil to do so. I'll tell you, young gentlemen, that iu this life of mine I have had at least one ex perience that would drive some men to drink." Anil the colonel looked around nUBKcstivelr. The colonel, a one urnied veteran of the civil war, .wax the ImkC raconteur of the club, mill as aiic-h was eagerly listeucd to by the younger generation. A tap of the Im-II brought a round of Iiih favorite WV ram. iimi. wrier HanuiliniT it. with class m in casv reach, we nil settled back in our chuirs to listen to ho story that was mi r. tn come. "Yon fellows have all heard how I lost thU arm at Pine Kill UP? When. I enlist ed ill the Twentieth, like many another young fellow, 1 left a sweetheart at home whoso promise had Imi-u given mc a hr-niiiiruL hiirh spirited cirl who kissed me uoodby ami saw the rcuinient march u i- with a cheer on her lips ami but few tears in her eyes. Before we parted- she slipiKHl a ring 011 my linger, ami as l lrt wliu Knii- 'Wear this, dear: bring it back witli you and lie true to your flag and nif ' W..1I I wore tfie rlnir all through our lonr. hard campaign until that I hi Itidxc cannon ball came along, took away rm ami rin anil left me unconscious on the battlefield. After a hospital experi ence I finally recovered suHicicatly to lio cut home, with a colonel's com mission, discharged aa unfit for duty. "At the old Imnie 1 was,, of course. treated as a hero. The young Indies in fotfHl on showing mc flalteriog atten tlons. I was asked everywhere and was miiti the lion of the hour. "Isabel. D'J hancee, was as devoted aa before. I auPDose. but her nature was such that she was too proud to show her feelings as plainly as my vanity some times wished her lo do. and as a conse- ouence 1 began to think that she had changed toward tne. It may be that an other girl, a little, plump, black .. eyed charmer, had something to do with this Idea, but at any rate I soon begau to no tice other charms than Isabel s. "One night my fiancee anil I ai tended a reception, and Sadie, the black eyed charmer of whom I hajtc spoken, was there also. Isabel and I had tired f mini-line with the throne and had fouml a seel oiled place in the conservatory. Wo talked until weary and sat there in si lence when Sadie came in. She iltil not ee us. and as she stood by the side of a large palm in an attitude or unstudied grace I thought she formed tho most beautiful picture that I had ever seen. "Almost involuntarily I contrasted her charms with those of the proud beauty at iny side. To my eyes the advantage 11 lav with Sadie. Her lcautlfully rounded figure' seemed to be my -ideal of loveliness, and I wished that I might clasp her in my arms arm, I mean and tell her how sweet a picture she made. The longing grew almost too strong to ha resisted, and I had half risen to my feet. foreettimr Isabel' presence, wheo I was stopped by a strange thing that was tak ing place. Faintly outliniil. a mere va- nor at first, but crowing plainer wltn each succeeding shhoI. where Sadie stood there appeared the fiicur of ' a man's arm clothed In a soldier's sleeve of blue. " " "The arm slowlv curved itself around Sadie's waist, and, as it tigbtcaed itscir Into n firm hue. like a slar of light a ring OB the hnnd showed itself to my start lei I traze. Mv eves seemed to lie starting from my head in amazement, for the ring was that which Isabel had giveo me. and the hand lh.it I looked at was the exact likeness of my missing one. . " cry. at my side of mixed fcajr and mm t.ri.uelit me to mv senses. Isabel was standing with outstretched arms pointing at the apparition. 'What does this mean, sir?' she said. Her voice aroused . Sadie, who, seeing the image around her waist"." promptly Tainted. "I have told this story to several per sons, and but one has ever leen able to rivt me aav explanation. lie, was an ascetic from India who was lecturing on Tim Influence of Mind Over Matter, who told me that my desire to embrace RaHio hail been impressed very strongly on my astral ls-ing. that my astral leing had for the time got control over ray nl.xienl I will v mid that the arm which I saw was the' a rm that I had lost and. lift ing lost, was tryiug to foilow the impulse that would have controlled it had it still continued to lie a part of my liody and subject to the control f my mind. Oth ers did not nieept this theory, and some. I regret to say. were skeptical, while a few did aol hesitate to say that the vi sion bad Im-cii induced by a large, well develojieil jn. You fellows can lliink as yon please. I leave the solution with you." "But, colonel." cried several in protest, "what became ,t the ;lrls? Did you marry Sadie?" "Marry! Huh!" grunted the colonel between" swallows. "lHn1 you know I was never married? Isabel dismissed me then and there Tor losing the ring she had given me. Arid Sadie, when I asked her later to marry me, replied with ill cou ceahnl horror that she was sorry, but that she could never under any circum stances marry a piece of a man whose dismembered fragments were in the habit of embracina every woman whom their former owner might take a fancy to." ; And the colonel set down his empty glass- nod went to join another group. Nickcll. lie Walked. Time 11 p. m. "They tell me your rait was esteemed one of the Gnest in the Iment." "You flatter me. Miss Snodgrass." "Np; Lieutenant Wagstafl said 7 While you are talking about Refrigerators, see that Z LAPLAND $6.50 & Up .... 1 Tao ner-Pennebaker Hardware Company Cor. Texas St and Mesa Ave., El Paso. Texas. niarcued inusiiiticently. "The lieutenant may not be a good judec." . , . , "I fancy he is. To my mind there is nothinu that makes a man more present able and really attractive than a graceful walk. My curiosity is greatly aroused. May I nvk" i favor of -yon?" Certainly." "Then I would like to see you walk. And she handed him his hat. London Answers. Voar Friend. Income. Do you know how to discover a man's Income? Ask him what he thinks a com fortable income should be and divide his answer by 2. This is the rule given by a Harvard "professor of economics, a shrewd man. Boston Journal. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I -NEWS .OF THE COURTS 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 " 1 1 Clever Capture of Fugitive. A good capture has .been effected in this city by Sheriff Goodfellow, of Cole man county, Texas. About a year ago Bill Taylor, an al leged noted desperado and train rob ber, broke jail in that county. Clay Mann and Noey Wilkinson es caped at the same time. Acting on in formation received in a roundabout way. Sheriff Goodfellow came to this city and negotiated for the surrender of Mann, who was in Mexico. Mann had grown weary of being a fugitive from justice and after some persuasion crossed the border and gave himself up to Sheriff Goodfellow, who will eave with him for Coleman coun ty on the first train. Sheriff Goodfellow deserves great credit for the capture as it required considerable skill on his part to locate the fugitive and induce him to come to terms. Peace officers regard the cap ture as one of the" cleverest pieces of work of its kind done in southwest Texas for a long time. Dillon Case Again Postponed. The hearing of the case of the gov ernment against Collector Dillon, which was continued upon the request of Dis trict Attorney Foster until this morn ing, was again postponed. . This is the ca.se in which the collector is charged with soliciting and receiving funds for political purposes, the other case hav ing been dismissed. Nearly all the ev idence in the case was taken at the former hearing but as one of the wit nesses' did not appear the case was continued. This witnes sis Inspector D. L. Creswell who lives at Columbus. When the case was called this morning Col lector Dillon was on hand but Mr. Creswell did not materialize and the case went over. Collector Dillon left fcr Lockhart immediately after the . hearing last Tuesday and returned this morning. Badly Hurt Negro. Richard West, a colored stable boy, was struck in the head with a heavy piece of iron at the notorious Jockey Club saloon early this morning and rendered unconscious.. His skull was more or less split open and he bled copiously from his wound. The man said he was struck by Babe Trapper, a sort of colored rounder, who tried to force him to lend him some money. The police are looking for Trapper. . West was taken to Dr. Race's office where his wound was dressed. He was given no other attention, and being un able lo walk was permitted to lie in the street in front of Mills building for many hours. LONDON. March 30 Tolstoi has written a pathetic letter to the. czar in which he says: "Thousands of Rus sia's best children suffer trials as heavy, arid even heavier, under the pi-esent religious persecutions as ever iu the history of the world. '"Inconceivable madness is wide spread over Russia a sort of stupid !u lust ice. . '.'I.beg you to open your eyes to tfoe senseless and horrible cruelties perpe trated under your name. Take this matter into your hands. O. czar. Revise or repeal all the existing stupid, re pugnant, shameless laws enforcing re ligious persecution.' It i3 thought that the czar will pay no heea to tnis. as ne nas oi tate ne- came weak and stupid. The period of mourning for the late C-ueen Victoria is limited to three i.ionths. The Polytechnic Society of Ixniis- ille will build a handsome new li brary to cost $150,000. There is to be established a com mercial college in Chicago, where tui tion wil lbe free. During the last ten years there were '0.924 requests for citizenship in Switz erland, of which 7833 were granted. An eastern medical man gives it ou Miat the high collars now worn b nen and women produce cancer of thr 'hroat. In the colony of Queensland. ther- re 60.000 more men than woman, am 'n New South Wales 90,000 more mer than women. v IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH IPia nos That Standi Cheap pianos sound well and look well at first. A piano should be made to last a life time. We sell the FISCHER It has stood 6 1 years. We sell the t SCHILLER It is perfect in tone, touch and action. It . is one of the pianos that stands. . W. G. WALZ Company. ' EL PASO. TEXAS. Ill I II I III 111 I II II III! Atlanta Ct New Orleau Short Line. 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