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IDAXLY HEEALD, EL' BA SO Twenty-First Year. W A Looks As If Hammett Will Easily Win Out At the Primaries. It There'll be a hot time in the old town tonight, especially that portion of it which lies in the Becond ward unless something occurs today to materially change the situation. The old adage that the devil must lw fought with fire has been takeu to heart by the opponents of the old gang ard the town Is being given such an exhibition of practical politics as it never saw before. Those who have been accustomed to talk much and do little have not been In It this year. The silent worker with the scheming brain and long green has been strictly In evidence. Chicanery, bulldozing, corruption, boodle and promises have been rampant and only "practical politics" has been practiced by either faction. Up to a late hour today success seemed to have perched on the banners cf the Hammett crowd and there was wild eyed consternation in the More head ramp. At High Tide. In all portions of the city during yes terday and until late last night, po litical strife was at high tide. The ward heelers, amply provided with boodle, were engaged in getting around fixing things and those in command were keeping constantly In touch with the movements of their henchmen. "So far as organization and management went the Hammett forces had decided ly the best of the game yesterday. Hammett's men worked like beavers all day and ft was apparent that their efforts were effective. They selected Chopin hall as their rendezvous and today It was used as a corral. They cr. gaged every vehicle to be had In the city more to handicap the other side than because they were needed and engaged voters in blocks of five. Sys tematic work was done in all the wards, but the chief attention was aid to the second, which ta tta . ., ... , I ground proper. Hammett's force was a splendid one. but there were whisper ings that treachery might be expected in certain quarters. Caples' force in the second consist ed mainly of Pat Dwyer. County as sessor Ed Caples was also doing some tall bustling and much talking for his Old Gang Weakens. After all the preliminary work had leen done and the "fixing" process completed. It was conceded that Ham mett's advantage was great and that unless overcome by boo41e or treach ery he could not lose. - Members of the old gazg virtually admitted defeat and emphasized the desperation of their condition when last" evening they proposed a compro mise. They were willing to sunender and pull Caples off if Mr. More-bead was permitted to name four alderinen and City Treasurer Fassett who has ljepn in the same office continuous) lor a nair dozen terms. Hammett's men said nay. nay. and the Morehead crowd wept scalding tears. Some weeks ago The Herald predict ed that Mr! Morehead would make his most determined stand for Fassett. The prophecy proved correct. His offer was a tempting one. but the Hammett crowd refused to accept any but an un conditional surrender. Some of them even went so far as to insinuate that Caples had been put up simply as a Muff and to bring about such condi tions that the old man might obtain certain concessions. It is conceded that Caples is likely to be withdrawn from the race at any moment. Rack Office Meeting. The Caples crowd held a conference early this morning in Park Pitman's back office. They are great on back office meetings. Those present were R. Caples. Char ley de Pat. Charley Morehead. Ed. Wales. Con Lockart. Jack O'Connors, and Jim Harper, who wears the judi cial ermine. Although what passed behind the closed doors could not be learned in detail, yet it is understood that the persons present comprised a sort of R Paso ways and means committee and got to gether to discuss means for the raising aind distribution of funds and also to talk over the advisability of the with drawal of Caples. It Is said that Mr. Caples. Charley de Pat. and one or two others emphasized the hopelessness of the situation and urged that the thing be stopped before utter ruin resulted, but Charley Morehead would not listen to their suggestion end told them that the fight -for supremacy must be to the death, and added that if they did quit now the situation was so desperate that utter defeat could not be much worse. As uiiU.il the boss carried his point and about thiee hundred dollars was then ami there subscribed to buy votes. Money tc Hum. The Hammett crowd has money to burn and it Is being burned. Joe Rub ers. Joe Escajeaa. rranic ann me ai- derete and others are burning It In the becond ward. The Hammett corral Is at Chopin hall, where a brass band Is discoursing music and where about three hundred voters hed assembled as early as ten o'clock this morning. They will be fed and moistened end kept together until the primaries open. The Morehead-Caples second ward corral is at the notorious Red Light dance hall and saloon. Pat Dwyer de livered a fiery harrange to about a dozen bought voter there last night. He and Charley da Pat are doing noble work. They are dashing here and there about the town trying to herd up voters and both wear handkerchiefs coiled a tout their throats and their eyes are Inflamed. They look bad. The primary election has now de volved itself into purely a question of boodle. The large sums contributed so liberally to the Hammett fund Co not greatly exceed the amounts raised by the Morehead faction. It is stated that Hammett's manager fJflnJFtt EVE by the Morehead crowd, and it is also said that this morning the Caples crowd got word to pay $2 for any vote for which the other side had offered $1. The devil Is being fought with fire and fought to a finish. The result of the election means much. The Police Active. The police force while still drawing salaries from the city arc laying off almost to a man today and working for Caples. It is not their fault: they are compelled to do It by circumstances over which they have no control. A great many of them are individually for Hammett and had so announced, but when Caples was forced out. the boss passed the word down the line to the chief and the policemen had to change front all but a few who realized that Morehead was leading Caples, and the others to Waterloo. Gamblers Called. A good many of the gamblers. It Is said, made themselves quite officious in their efforts In behalf of the More- head-Canles combination Saturday and '4 was found necessary to call their hmU. They were given to understand thit at the best they were running merely by sufferance and It would le no trick at all to close them up. It Is presumed that they took the hint. A bint to the wise is said to be sufficient xVill Pat Be Chief? It is currently reported on the streets thU aftcrnaon and generally credited that in event Morehead should succeed in capturing the convention, which now seems impossible, the nomination will not go to Caples but to Magoffin. It Is also said thit Pat Dwyer is slated for chief of police should his ticket win. Juarez Voters. A late leport this afternoon says that the supporters of Mr. Caples were mak ing an effort to haul people by the wagon load over from Juarez, but that this attempt was liscoveted In time to be frustrated by Hammett men. Kicking Hard. A well known democrat who Is working hard for Hammett kaid to a Herald reporter this morning; (Continued on Fourth Page.) EL PA80. TEXAS. C Another At tempt to Kill Russian Czar LONDON April 1. No further news had been received up to this afternoon relative to the alleged attempt on the life of the czar Saturday. A dispatch from Kleff early this morning raid it was reported that an oft leer of the emieror's household had attempted to assassinate the tzar. He shot at his majesty but missed. The would be assassin then shot and killed himself. St. Petersburg advices say today that the chief of the r.tatistiral bureau has been arrested bocnuse he wrote a letter of sympathy with one of the stiulvnts injured in the recent riotir.g. WASHINGTON. April 1. The presi dent toduy made several minor ap polntmrnts. the officers being ad vanced iu recognition of their services in China. XX.XX'X.XXX'X'X'.XXXXXX'XXX''XXXX'XX Terminal Association Formed Here to Estab lish a Union Depot. It has been difinitcly decided that El rfeo in' iu have a union depot and in connection therewith terminal lines for H roads entering the city, with the possible exception of the Southern Pa cine. On Saturday a meeting was held in the office of C. R. Morehead for the purpose of organizing the terminal com pany. Those present were prominent business men of the city and the of ficials of the Phelps-Dodge road, gen erally known as the Blsbee road. ;In fact, the entire movement Is part and parcel of the Phelps-Dodge company's announced intention to bring its road into Kl Paso from Nacosari. The terminal organization is in re ality a Phelps-Dodge combination with local business men as direc tors. With the construction of these terminals they will ba enabled to come in over their new road to be constructed from Nacosari and connected with all the other roads centering in one union de pot. That was the avowed purpose as expressed at the meeting. The terminal company was organized with a capitalization of $300,000. All the directors with the exception of three members who are connected with the Bis bee road, are local men of prom inence. The names of these directors are as follows: Messrs. Douglas. Mills. Wambaugh. A. Krakaucr. IT. S. Stew art, C. R. Morehead. Felix Martinez. E. Kohl berg. A. Couichesne. Frank Pow ers. R. Caples. and J. P. Dieter. The union depot and terminals will be In the block bounded by Sixth and Eighth streets. ITtah and Kansas streets, or perhaps Oregon and Stan ton. A number of the leading real es tate men in town have been- instructed to obtain options on property in this locality end some of them practically admitted that the ground if purchased is intended Tor the union depot and ter minals. The directors themselves manifest the most dense ignorance on the sub ject. One of them who did not care to have his name mentioned said to a Herald reporter this morning: "The position of the men who have signed as directors in this terminal or ganization is simply a nominal one and iocs not mean anything. 1'nder the laws of the state there have to be so many directors who are residents of the state cf Texas. "The real parties in the matter are the Phelps-Dodge people and we have lieen called upon to assist them in or-' .XXXXXXXXXXC'XX'JXX'X'XX'C-X-r'XXX'I'XXXX'r-XXXX Minister Loomis's Recall Intended to Prick Venezuela. WASHINGTON, April 1 In orde r this country from Venezuela at the department has put the cruiser Scorpion The state department is anxious to termine the f.iture policy of this country can republic. The president also wants Venezuela that the United States is deeply incensed. The report will result in a demand being made by the state department that Venezuela respect and accord proper treatment to American agents and citizens who are there. MONDAY, APRIL J, 1901. Elections Under Way In Many States CHICAGO. April 1. Municipal elec tions are being held in Minnesota. Iowa, and other central states. The weather Indications are perfect and a heavy vote is being polled. Michigan. DETROIT. April 1. Michigan is to dav voting for a Justice of the supreme court ant! two regents of the state uni versity. The republicans are conceded the elivtlon. The third and fouth class cities of the state are balloting for municipal otl ioers. Ohio. . COLUMBUS. O.. April 1. Splendid weather prevails throughout the state. The Indications point to an unusually heavv vote in all cities where munici pal elections are being held today. gauizi-icr the company. They stated to us that the object of the organization wa.4 to contsruct terminals which they could use for their own road coming in here from Nacosari and to build a union depot in connection with the other roads coming here. Beyond this we were not informed what the future plans of the company will be. "IT they know where the depot Is to be they certninly did not inform any of the directors so far as I am aware. They are keeping what they know in this repect strictly to themselves." Other blocks of property are being bought or options secured In the vicin ity of the four blocks mentioned, and the indications are that the tracks of the road from the west will come in around the southern part of town and cut through about along the present right of way of the Texas and Pacific transfer track. The connection will be direct with the Rock Island, through the union depot, and the blocks of land that are being secured east of the pro posed depot site are undoubtedly for yards, shops, transfers, and so on. Authority to the local representa tives of the Phelps-Dodge and Rock Is land roads has come in the shape of telegrams. Several deals are known to be pending, the particulars of which cannot now be given to the public, but they are all tending to the same end. It is positively known that a union station established on the proposed site would at once secure the coopera tion of the Sierra Madre line, which would run its regular trains direct in to El Paso, and also of the Santa Fe. which has always been favorable to a union depot if it could be secured at point not too far awas- from its present terminal. The Mexican Cen- i i j . .... . . . ' tIt . a o , y .I", ln' an1 the v ....... i nviuv. iuuiu ii &tj conve niently, and is known to be favorably disposed. Thus all the roads will be provided for except the Southern Pacific, and the prospect of getting that road to rrr.irjn.t mb'naM0" ,is ?.ot in iii. nimrin, ii is UM'iy mat me Southern Pacific will before long build a decent station of its own. and the ..i .i : i j . . .. . . ZikT -rul ,- . nnow,,M? K reauysim- . .iiommr uui great. t rpat are-i of territory. ?ZJT7? ,W. 8t?MoJl8- fnd. IntereRsr,!g i-emonTes accompanied ai S,h k aM s,,re:t-Stanton- the turning of water into the big ditch. Altogether, the outlook for a union j depot for El Paso was never so prom- 'OLn SCHEDULE OF WAGES IN AN- as it Is just now that Minister IxMmis may arrive in earliest possible moment, the navy at his disposal. have Loomis's report, which will de with reference to the South Ameri to take Loomis's recall as meaning 4:30 P. M. OUD The Manchurian Treaty Will Be Signed By Peremptory Order WASHINGTON. April 1 The United States government today received information from Russia to the effect that that country is greatly perturbed over Chinese diliatory tactics. Russia declares that she will issue an ultimatum to the effect that China must sign the Manchurian treaty at once or "take the consequences." The czar's government declares it will stand no more nonsense, and snubs the powers openly for their Interference with Russia's purposes. The wildest speculation is rife in all circles this afternoon as to what stand the administration will take in regard to the Russian ultimatum that the Chinese Manchurian treaty must be signed. r Pekin advices say that the Chinese minister to St, Petersburg has been Instructed to attach his signature to the convention, which was to have been signed on Tuesday last. The Chinese minister on Monday fell and hurt his head. He sent word to the Russian minister for foreign affairs that he would be unable to transact business for the rest of the week. The czar's government then extended the time for the signing of the treaty until tomorrow. The Chinese's excuse for not signing before, is humorously regarded here. It is believed the czar has cowed tire Chinese and the treaty will be signed tomorrow. The cabinet meeting last Tuesday un doubtedly thoroughly discussed thesitttation of the United States in the ni atter. Russia's note, announced this morning, caused apprehension in adminis tration circles. As the situation now stands the United States must back down or back its demands with a show of force. ' The situation is decidedly critical. Armed Clashes Already. , BERLIN. April 1 A St. Petersburg dispatch today says that serious trouble has broken out between Russian soldiers and Chinese robber bands in various parts of Manchuria. Numerous clashes have occured and several men have been injured. ' The Russians have been compelled to throw' up breastworks to prevent the robbers from descending upon the towns. Reinforcements have been sent to the places where the greatest danger exists. Plan to Kidnap Emperor of China. LONDON. April 1 A Shanghai cable say today that the Chinese viceroys . are prepared to Immediately dispath a for the purpose of rescuing the emperor from Boxer influences and escort him to Pekin, if promised the moral support of the powers. The expedition would mean the downfall of the anti-foreign element in China. England Finds the Weather Too Warm For Her. LONDON. April 1 The foreign office strenously denies this evening the report to the effect that Great Britain has protested against the signing of the Manchurian convention. It Is announced this evening that the treaty win positively be signed Wednesday. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: THE LARGEST IRRIGATION CANAL IN THE WORLD OPENED DAY" IN ARIZONA. TO- PHOENIX. April 1 The largest irri- Today when the waters of the Colorado river were turned into the sixty mile canal near Yuma. i e The canal is navigable for small boats, as well as being used to irri- THRACITE DISTRICT CONTIN UED ANOTHER YEAR. WILKESBARRE. Pa.. April 1. The old schedule of wages went into effect today and the authracite miners will work for next year under the agree ment of October last. The Miners' union will begin a cam paign for the purpose of taking into the fold all the men not now orga nized. In this the union has the sanc tion of the operators, w ho believe that a union composed of all the miners will tend to prevent the numerous strikes. A HUNDRED AND ONE CARLOADS J I OF SONORA SOLD CATTLE TO IN TEXAS. BE THOENIX. April i One hundred and one carloads of Sonora cattle are scheduled to be shipped from Nogales this week, mostly to go to Texas, some to California. Price Five Cents Cn hina hundred thousand troops to Sian Fu EARTHQUAKE SHAKES THE PAL- ACE AND BADLY FRIGHTENS THE SULTAN. CONSTANTINOPLE. April 1. An earthquake yesterday created a panic and slightly damaged the palace during the ceremony in the throne room. The sultan was greatly alarmed, but order was soon restored. The sultan feared that the earth quake was brought on by design, and the result of the explosion of a mine under the palace. The sultan is in a state of intense nervousness, owing to the constant strain of watchfulness and apprehension. EXTENSIVE FOREST FIRES ARE RAGING IN NEW JERSEY AND DAMAGE IS GREAT. TRENTON N. J.. April 1 Extensive forest fires are raging in the vicinity of Hammonton. this state. . The bog woods north of the city- are now in flames. No casualties are yet report ed, but the damage is great. MORE TROUBLE APPEARS TO BE BREWING IN THE FLORENCE MINES OF C. F. & I. CO. FLORENCE. April 1 Although the strike last week was declared oft", only 200 miners responded to the whistles this morning calling them to work In the mines of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company. New and more serious trouble ap pears to be brewing.