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EL. PASO DAILY HERALD, MONDAY. APRIL. 1. 1901.
if AGE SIX. REPORT OF RECONNAISSANCE FROM FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS, TO THE RIO GRANDE, TO FIND A ROUTE. TO ESCORT EMIGRANTS, AND TO CONCILIATE THE IN DIANS. (Continued from Saturday.) May 13. We remained in camp to day, waiting Captain Dillard's arrival. Imt shall move forward tomorrow about five miles, for the purpose of bridging two small streams which in tersect our route and run Into Cho teau's creek. May 14. Starting this morning, we marched to the first creek, bridged it, and encamped upon the second; they are spring brooks rising in the "Tim bers." and have good water in them at all seasons . of the year. Upon the banks of Choteau's creek there is Cot tonwood, elm. hack berry, and a species or oak bearing an acorn about the size if a black walnut.-with a very thick lur. and a fringe at the top of It en circling the nut: this is called by the Indians "overcup." This evening there suddenly arose one of the most terrific storms I ever witnessed it was a per fect tornado; the first blast laid nearly every tent in the camp flat upon the ground, and sent beds, trunks, and tables whirling and tumbling in every direction. Our camp presented for a few minutes a most perfect scene of confusion. As I looked out from under rav tent, (which had fallen upon me and held me fast). I saw. by the in cessant flashes of lightning, officers and men running in all directions through the rain some trying to find -shelter and others following up a hat, blanket, or tent, which the gale had seized upon and was carrying off upon the prairie. Nothing could resist the violence of the storm: it continued for about an hour, when the wind abated, and we went to work to put up our tents again. Everything Is soaked and we shall remain tomorrow to dry. when we hope to be joined by the Fort Smith company. May 15. This has been a day of gen eral drying throughout the camp, and we are now ready to move forward -again, as soon as we learn that Captain Dillard is near us. Dr. Rogers was so unfortunate as to have all bis botanical specimens ruined by the storm last night; this is to be much regretted, as 'he had a great variety of plants and flowers which he will not meet with again, bearing near the Grande Prairie where" the character of vegetation is entirely different from what we have May 13. Learnmg that the Fort Smith company are near us, upon the morning and moved a few miles up the valley. The grass in the creek bottom is fine anl the roil good. Legislative News and Views 'From The Herald's Special Correspondent at the State Capital. Special to The Herald. AUSTIN. March 31 The last week of the regular session of the 27th legis lature, will, from all Indications, be a quiet one and unattended with any eventful features, as all the measures of any Importance which one or two possible exceptions, have been disposed of. The two notable exceptions are Xhe general appropriation bills and the McFall bill which seeks to revoke the permit heretofore issued to the new Waters-Pearce Oil company. Accord ing to the present progress, the two years' general appropriation bill will pot be taken up at the present session but the six months' bill to cover ap propriations from March 1 to August made necessary by the change in the tircal year will be taken up in the senate next week and disposed of. as it has already passed the house. The two years bill will not be taken up until the first extra session of the leg islature which will be called by the governor next August. The McFall hill, it is safe to assert, will not be reached during the present session, as the house during the past week declin ed to make a special order for the con Fideration of the measure. Red ist rioting the State. It will le observed that the extra session will be a busy one with the law makers as the primary object of the session will be to reapportion and rcdistrlct the state. This in Itself is a herculean task to say nothing of the passage of the general appropriation bill. The apportionment committees, cm however, accomplish much during the time of the adjournment of the present session and the calling of the crtru session. They can map out the new districts and will have time to ronsider the Interests of the various listricts and confer with the promi nent men as to the changes contem plated. It Is believed however, that the time allotted thirty days for the extra session will be sufficient fo ac complish the work as much of the pre liminary work will have been done le- 'fore the session is called. As to the i-ii iiii .nMnnnA fV lUl.ll ..... WJ.. .......... , r,- -can 1m very much slmplifl''d by multiplying the appropriations in the 1x months' bill by four and thus get the appropriations for the twenty-four months. This idea has been suggested " bv the house chairman of the finance -committee. The Galveston City Bill. After a most bitter fight, in the May 17. This morning we continued up the creek for about a mile, then turned to the left, and struck the Di vide in the Cross Timbers; after marching six miles, we reached the large prairie between the two Cross Timbers and encamped upon the head of Choteau's creek, where we found grass in - abundance, and a fine clear spring of water, and oak wood. Through the Cross Timbers the wood is black-jack, post-oak. overcup, and hackberry. The soil is gravelly sand, and the rocks a dark, hard sandstone. I found iron ore upon Choteau's creek, and the soil continues to be ferruginous We have seen some deer today; but game is not abundant. . May 18. Continuing upon the high and dry dividing ridge, we made eleven miles; the soil is of good quality, but there is no timber anil but litlte water: we. however, found wood, water, and grass, sufficient for encamping purposes We have seen occasionally detached pieces of gypsum today, and some lime stone, but the rocks have generally been a soft, coarse sandstone. Our road approached within two miles of the Canadian at one point of our march today, and directly at this place we were opposite the mouth of Spring creek, a very beautiful stream of pure spring w&ter; has good grass upon it, trwi wnml Kiifrinlent for ram Dine DUT- poses. The Fort Smith company joined us yesterday, and we snail now move on more rapidly. May 20. I nis Deing sunaay. ana very rainy day. we remained In camp; the rain commenced with one of those thunder showers which are so fre quent upon the prairies, and. as usual, it was accompanied by a perfect temp est of wind. We are now upon the Up per Cross Timzers. and I find upon ex- amtnatlnn ttint we' rannot follow the divide through, as It becomes very rough and broken immediately upon entering the timber. I shall, therefore, lanuo tha HivH prnni Snrtne creek. and take the high prairie between that stream and me (janaaian. in mis wj I chtill a onaMvi1 tn nana nn the nrairie entirely around the Upper Cross Tim- I met with the wild squash today: it ttaa mlltfth tha onnAArftflPA flf the culti vated varieties, except that the leaves are of a light blue color; they are now in blossom. Iqv 91 Tlnr mail todav continued on the divide for three miles, when, coming near the Timbers, we turned to the right and took the prairie valley up Spring creek, skirting the lower edge or the cross nmDers; nere we found a fine road, and moved along art H muii mba tn nnr animals. We encamped upon one of the numerous spring branches which now into spring creek, and found an abundance of good wood, water, and grass. May 22. This morning we contin ued up the south side of the creek for thru miiaa further where we turned to the right and crossed to the dividing ridge lying between ine creea ana iue teeth of much opposition, the Galves ton people have won out and secured the passage of the Galveston city char ter and commission bill. To secure the passage of the measure, the Galveston representatives had to make some im rortant concessions from the text of the original bill. The bill as intro duced provided for the appointment of three commissioners by the governor to take charge of the affairs of the city and manage the municipality as any other corporation or business en terprise would be handled, but the bill p3 finally passed in the senate yester day provides for five commissioners, three to be appointed by the governor and tvro to be elected by the people of Galveston. Then again the bill as pass ed does not carry the emergency clause and will not become operative nntll ninety days after it has been approved by the governor. This was brought about by one of the opponents ft the bill who threatened to have the entire bill read should a roll be de rsanded to place the bill Into imme diate effect. This would mean delay und possibly defeat, and It was decided to let the bill pass by a viva voce vote vhich was done. Galveston Relief. It is expected that there will be an other fight on the Galveston relief bill. This bill provides for the exemption of Galveston from taxation for the pxt fifteen years. This bill has passed the senate after a hard fight by Senator Davidson of Galveston. The measure is now pending In the house with a favorable committee report and an ef fort will be made by Mr. Nolan of Gal Vfston to secure consideration during the first part of the week. This meas ure can be classed a companion bill to the commission measure and the latter act will be of no avail unless the relief bill Is passed. It seems as If the con- 8fitutionality of the act has been set tled, that If there are enough members 'n the house who believe the measure constitutional to secure its passage. With these two measures enacted into laws. It is predicted that the city of Galveston will once more be on Its feet and soon be able to resume its place r.s one of the leading seaports in the country. No Constitutional Convention. It is safe to say that no action will be taken at this session of the legisla ture looking to the holding of a con stitutional convention for the purpose SOME OLD RECORDS. Canadian; at the point where the road strikes the crest ot the ridge we round ourselves only one mile from the head of the river, and continued that dis tance until we reached the head of Spring creek, where we encamped, making our day's march sixteen miles. The vallev of Spring creek is beauti fully situated for farms; slopes gently to the south, and is a mile in wiatn abundantly watered, arable soil, and timbered with black walnut, elm, naca berry, and cotton wood. It is in the immediate vicinity of the Upper Cross Timbers, where post-oak timber is in abundance, affording a good material for building and fencing purposes. It is also directly opposite the head of the Little Washita river, where there is said to be hickory and sugar maple timber, within a distance of ten miles from this place. May 23. We turned slightly to the left this morning, and, after traveling two miles, struck the main divide of Washita and Canadian. Continuing on this divide for thirteen miles, we passed several high round mounds of a very soft red sandstone, rising up al most perpendicularly out of the open table land, and can be seen for a long distance before reaching them. At the base of the southern mound, following an old Indian trail, it led us down into a deep ravine, where there is a fine spring of cool water, with wood and grass. Our road from here took a different course for a point of timber which can be seen from the top of the largest mound, but deviates- somewhat from the general bearing. As we found lit tle water today, we made the digression for the purpose of seeking a camping place, and were much delighted, on ar riving at the timber, to find a splendid spring of water, rising in a basin of white limestone, as perfectly hollowed out as If it had been done by art. and filled with fine cool water. About 500 yards below this the stream formed by the water of the spring becomes en larged, and contains an abundance of eunflsh. The soil upon our route today has been gravelly sand, and no timber ex cept upon the borders of ravines. There is wood sufficient for encamp ing upon this tream. and fine grass. May 21. Our road continued on the divide during the whole day, and was very fine and good. We are now pass ing through a country where gypsum is found in great quantities; in many places tho surface of the earth is cov ered with a white incruscatlon of de composed gypsum, and frequently large blocks were seen, in which there were all varieties, from blue transparent se lenite to common plaster of Paris, gradually merging from opaque to pure transparent. The soil upon our road has been very poor, and but little wat er; at our encampment tonight we have water that Is bitter and unpalatable, but will answer for cooking when none other can be obtained. (To Be Continued Tomorrow.) of framing a new constitution for the state of Texas. There has been a great aeal of discussion for and against n convention many believing that the present organic, law is good enough and the people of the state are nrnsnprnna under the present constitution and nn change is needed, while many are of tne opinion mat the constitution is disfigured with all kinds of amend ments and a new ah ehmil1 1a tramnA It seems however that the people are ratisned with the present constitution. Senator Goss. the author of the resolu tion calling for a constitutional con vention has made no effort to call it up. There is also a bill pending by Senator StaDle8 Which nrnvlriea that the question as to whether a constitu tional convention shall be held, be de cided b ythe people at a special elec tion. This seems the most feasible plan, but it will be impossible to take up the bill at this session on account pf the limited time of the session. A Good Working Body. The present session of the legisla ture has sustained its reputation for a better working body than its predeces ror. The house journal shows that it is three hundred pages larger than it vas the same period during the last ression. The governor's recommenda tion in his message to the legislature to the effect that there was uo neces sity for a multiplicity of laws on every conceivable subject, has been adhered to, as the records show that during the last session there were 890 bills introduced while thus far there have been only 560 bills presented. In the senate there were 290 bills introduced and nearly 500 during the last session. While the proposition of bills passed is altout the same during the two ses sions with the number introduced. Special to The Herald. AUSTIN. March 31. The passage to engrossment of the land bills has concluded a hard fight and when the bill comes up for final passage it will probably be quickly passed across to the senate. Under this bill there is no "lean line." that imaginary division between the .marketable school and asylum lands and those which are re served by the state and leased. As the house bill is now formed certain coun ties are put on the .market. The bill reserves the lands 'in the following counties from sale: Gaines. Dawson. Anilrews. Martin. El Paso, Reeves, living. Winkler, Kctor. Upton. Crane, Ward. Pecos, Jeff Davis: Presidio, Brewster. Crockett. Val Verde. Sch leicher. Sutton. Edwards. Kinney. Mav erick. Zavalla. Dimmitt. Webb. Zapata Starr, Hidalgo. Cameron. Uvalde. Mc- Mullen. Ia Salle. Nueces, and Duval. The bill does not interfere with ex isting leases In those counties, but in Midland and other counties which are opened to settlement by the bill, the leases are protected for this year if the lease money has been paid to the stae treasurer. Mr. Hawkins contested putting Mid- I.TUs'i.TuK' to put on the market, the house was or. the opinion that it was ready for ac tual sctlement. This bill will probably be passed in tho senate The vital nart of the bill has already passed the senate. Mr. Hawkins of Winkler county is out in an interview. He says in part: "So far as the counties opened up to settlement by the respective bills as passed are concerned, it snouid oe re membered that this Is but indicative svf Ihn continents of the two houses. and the particular counties opened up must be arrangea later on oy a iree conference committee and concessions miict hn mArle and on each side the putting of Midland county on the mar ket was accomplished by tne union or those who favor the total abolition of ha imoii linn inH those who were OD- posed to any land legislation. The lat ter voted for the proposition as a. re buke to me, for my persistent efforts in hehalf of what I conceive to be de manded by truth and justice. "Mr. Decker who onerea tne auiemi ment was. and is an enemy to the bill and voted against it. His ideas and mine are radically different." Bills Pending. There am two bills Dending in the senate which should become Jaws. They are by Senator Wayland of Robertson county. One provides a law against kidnaping and makes it a crime pun ishohia hv Haath or life imnrisonment and the other seeks to separate a white juror from a colored juror when on the same jury and have to be kept con fined any length or time, as tne law now stands the white and colored ju- v-.3 -a t-o rnnftnprl' in th same room. Senator Wayland will not have a chance to secure consideration or his bills at the present session. The Double-Header Bill. The double-header bill is also doom ed. It is now pending in the house but it will never eee the light of day. at least at the present session of the leg islature. This bill inspired one of the strongest lobbies that has ever been in a legislature, but it passed the sen ate notwithstandlnf, but it will never be resurrected from the place where it is now quietly sleeping. This was al so one of the platform demands which had been adopted at the Waco conven tion: but this legislature has shown much contempt for the demands of that convention and its planks have been disregarded with impunity. The rail road employes made a strong fight for the bill but it availed little against the powerful lobby of the opposition. Land Legislation. This legislation has not been favor able to land legislation and unless something is done with the bill now pending in the house on the land ques tion, and that quickly, there will be no legislation on that subject this session. A land bill has passed the senate ex tending the absolute lease line and placing several million acres on the market to actual settlers, but it has to go through the house yet, while a land bill has passed to engrossment in the house, but may not pass in time to se cure favorable consideration in the senate at this session. WOMAN AFIRE STIFLES CRIES. Mrs. Julia Bender Unwilling to Disturb a Dying Neighbor. Tho' Flames Curl About Her. New York Mrs. Julia Bender was a heroine last night without an audience. She was alone in her fiat working hard to finish a birthday cake, as a sur-, prise for her little girl, who is 12 years ' old. . t As a finishing touch she stuck 12 j candles in the cake frosting. She light-' ed ope of the candles to see how it would look. The candle fell against her dress and in an instant she was ablaze from head to foot. . But she did not scream. She tore off her clothing and threw it in the sink. Then she fainted. A tenant heard Mrs. Bender's groans and went to her assistance. When ask ed why she had not shouted for help. Mrs. Bender said: "I wanted to. but I thought of the sick woman across the hall. She is dying and we have all been told that we must be very still. I remembered all that when 1 was on fire. I was suffelng so that I knew that if I opened my mouth at all I would shriek, so I gritted my teeth and tried to put the fire out myself." Mrs. Bender's injuries are probably- mortal. She would not go to a hos pital because she wanted to be at home on her child's birthday. Ex. Mrs. Howell. Ladles Hair Dresser and Manicurist. Hair shaapooed with soft water and dried in half an hour by the use of the warm air dryer, price 60 cents. Face massage. Just received full line of switches and pompadour rolls. 114 MESA AVE. TEL 224. 4 RINGS. For the weakness and prostration following grippe there is nothing so prompt and effective as "One Minute Cough Cure. This preparation is high ly endorsed as an unfailing remedy for all throat and lung troubles and its early use prevents consumption. It ! was, made to cure quickly. Fred Schaefer. druggist. FOR OVER FIFTY Y2ARS. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has been used for children teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums. allays all pain, cures wild colic and is the best remedy for diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bottle. Th only absolutely safe Gasoline Stove is the INSURANCE. The gaso line cannot flow unless the stove Is lit. A child cannot open it. Strong burn ers. Second Hand Stoves Cheap Stoves. Furniture, etc.. exchanged. WELCH'S FURNITURE STORE. TEXAS STREET. Diamonds and all other precious stones bought, sold and exchanged. If you want the value on any precious stone we will give it gratis. Silberberg Bros., the Brokers. 102 Ran Antonio street, next to First National Bank. Ask for "EL PASO TRANSFER." the best 5 cent CIGAR on the m ket. I Approaching the Closing of the Sale of The 15 - Cent Stock OF THE Caballero jOnyx Mining Co. OF NEW MEXICO. For a short time only, as the greater part of the above stock is taken, the books are open at our office for subscriptions to the above stock. The stock is a clean, safe, and legitimate investment in mining and manufacturing of onyx, that is pronounced unequalled. The stock is offered for the purpose of development and the erection of a manufacturing plant in this city. No debts, no allotted or promoter's shares compete with cash subscriptions; ti tles incontestable; no salaried officers; no expensive shafts, tunnels or cuts. Every piece has a commercial value, and the company will be able to pay handsome dividends within one year after the starting of the plant. No subscriptions taken for lees than one hundred shares. Investigation courted. Send for prospectus, subscription blanks, and general Information. Speci mens and photos on exhibition. Address, Rttnkle & Peacock, Fiscal Agents. Sheldon Block, Opp. P. O. EL PASO, TEXAS The company reserves the right to advance the price of stock without fur ther notice. The El Paso Live Cattle Bought and Sold on Commission. Special Attention Given to the ... Baying of Mexican Cattle. 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Drafting Pens and Pencils. French Curves. Protractors. A Complete Line AT.. 71 X tut Stock Commission Co. EL PASO, TEXAS. JC riDI7fI1MI7D 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 DO YOU EAT? If Ton Do and Like Something Good fttll nt tha BUTTERMILK CAFE. Where you will find home cooking and the finest cup ot coffee in the city. -313 North. Oregon Street. MILK DEPOT. DAIRY LUNCH. Milk and Cream Fresh From Oar Own Dairy. Open Until Midnight. KL PASO DAIRY CO.. Props. M. F. MAYHJSW, Mgr. The Beat Line ot Buggy Harness In the city. Dont fail to Ex amine our Line While Visiting the ' City. It Will Pay , Too. Write For Prices. It Will Alake You FEEL GQQD When you get into one ol the collars laundered at this establishment if yon have been having your linen done up by an inferior method to ours. The shirts, collars, and cuffs laundered here is the acme of fine laundry work, and we send them home with a color and finish that Is beyond competition. . t Troy Steam Laundry Company 111 to 117 West Overland Street. Phone 278. Blue Print Paper. Tracing Linen. Drafting Papers. Field, Level, and Transit Books, India Inks. Kneaded Rubber, etc., etc. of Office Supplies. ATirJTbirncy