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EL PASO DAILY HERALD, FRIDAY. JUNE 22, 1900.
Link and Pin.
Ccsl Z Running at High Speed.
W. P. M&tta on the a aery, "What
doe a it coat to run high speed an
trint:y' Dreseuied at tne meetloar of
the Am rlcan Society of Mechanical
J.eeiatcre. submittad remarks as fol
"1 will confine my discussion to
portion of Mr. Delano's third group
viz.. the Increased wir and tear oi
the permanent way, and especially of
the rails. In a papar presented by me
mi a meetiner of toe American lustt
tuta cf Minlo? Eoeineers held at the
Sar&aioa, in 1837, la a somewhat ex
tended discussion of trin resistances
and the forces that produce abrasion of
the rails, to which tbe attention of
interested Darties Is invited. It is
there shown that mathematically
speakioar, and aasumln other things
to be equal, tie force that produces
abrasion varies aj the souare oi run
sing speeds. It has been objected
that abrasion is lessened by the laar-
iclty of rails and springs, which may
be taore tfflcient at tha higher speeds.
Hut when we remembered that all
la9tic reactions of metals require
time for their development, this ob
jactioa would seem to have little or
mo validity; indeed, the truth may lie
ae otber way.
"Moreover, wa know that metal can
be abraded only when its surface is
acted upon by a force greater than its
jower of ultimate resistance, which
raises the question whether the actual
abrasion may net increase by a ratio
Treater than that by which the force
is increased. This question may be
xpreseed thus: Does the resistance
mi the rail to abrasion decrease as the
force actiog upon it is increased?
"The abrading force is essentially i
liaasmer blow, and a familiar illuetra
laoa la the action or a hammer upon a
rsek drill. We can Imagine a tack
kammer tapping tha head of that drill
for a oeatury without product; as
sauoh effect as a Steele heavy blow of
aha sledge, and yet mathematical com-
satatlon may prove a much larger ag
fregate force to have been exerted by
the tack hammer. The reason obvious
ly ia tLat the concentrated force of tae
ledge destrovs tbe elastio resistance
sf the metal to a certain depth, and
that one or more repetitions of the
Mow would cause the metal to scale off
to that depth. In such an extreme case,
while MV2 would correctly represent
aae forces, it would fall very short of
representing the abrasion produced by
"These conaiderationa apparently ia
ieate that, as between certain wide
ranges of speeds, tbe abrasion of rails
Increases by tome ratio greater than
u square of the velocity, and that in
all variations of speed it will be fully
equal to the square.
"It is probable that the ordinary
statistics of railway operation will give
no reliable data on this subject. The
adoption of high speed trains is gen
erally preceded by material improve
ments in tbe permanent way and rolling
stock, aid the increased wear due to
the higher speed of a few trains is
marked by the large economies result
ing from the improvements." St.
Louis Globe Democrat.
Texas Car Service Association.
The annual meeting of the Texas
Car Service association and super
intendents of railways fer Texas, was
held at the general offices in Houston,
June 18. Twenty-four railways were
represented by general managers and
nporiatecdenta who listened to tha
report of the manager, which was
found to be most satisfactory.
Darlne the vear there have been i
"dli?!?er a5 8erJe,X,ulee 71 322 '
vai o. w i iucoo cars oto,iJi, ur.ui.iiu
per cent, were relased within the free
time, ODly 2i per cent, of the number
being liable for damages. As comuar
ed with detention before the organiza
tion oi tae association one car is dow
doing the work of three and one-fourth
cars then. During the year five roads
joined the association, two, however
(the Central Texas and Northwestern.
and Fort Worth and New Orleans), are
aetaebments from' the Houston and
iae report snows tbat the olose su
pervision given by the association at
Galveston last year reduced very large
Ij the detention of cars, but tbat it is
at 111 unsatisfactory and will continue
ao as losg ae the system of export bills
or lading Issued in the interior is not
Cone away with or greatly curtailed
A lot of detail matter not of public
interest was disposed or.
Mr. Charles B. Peek was re-elected
manager, und lait year's board was re
elected, with Mr. W. G. Van Vleck
The roads represented were: South
ern Paoifio systea, Houston and Texas
Central system, ;Missouri, Kansae and
Texas Railway, u'.f, Colorado and
Santa Pe, Rio Grande and El Paso,
Southern Kansas, Texas Midland, Tex
arkana and Fort Smith, Houston East
and West Texas, San Antonio, and Ar
ansas Pass, Waco and Northwestern,
Texas Central, Fort Worth and Den
ver City. St. Louis and San Franoisoo,
Port Worth and New Orleans, Ceatral
Texas and Northwestern, Galveston,
Houston and Henderson, Wharf Ter
minal?, and Oalventon, Houston and
Northern. Dallas News.
A Fine Piece Of Engineering.
The line of the new Morenci South
ern road which extends from Morenci
to Guthrie, a diettnee of 28 miles, is
considered by experts to be one of the
Snest pieces of civil engineering done
There will be on. bridge (over the
Gila river) which will be 105 feet high
And 185 feet long,aed anotberof 05 feet
It is a road of tunnels, trestles, and
loops, but tbe genius of the engineer
la teen in it all.
There are dow at work on construe
tiOn 750 men, and more are want
ed bv tbe contractors, Messrs. Strsetor
and Lusk, who expect to have the
work fintnhed within three months.
Some idsa of tbe difficulty of stretch
ing a railroad through the country sur
veyed, may be gathered from the fact
that within the distance of a mile five
Imidi have been constructed, and ail
of these In a canyon, the drop in grade
for the same distance and in tbe aame
locality being 425 feet.
W. M. Wembaugn, chief engineer
of the road ia now in CI Faso.
Tbe Roswell Survey Finished.
The aurvevln? party consisting of
thirteen men with L. J. Caswell,
lrvoatlnf engineer, in charge, arrived
at the city limits of El Paso yesterday
tfternoon after having completed the
rellmloarv survey of the proposed
Pecos Vallev railroad from Roswell
N M , to thia point.
The party hu been out three months,
and has surveyed two hundred milea of
ay. Of course a location aurvey will
have to be made before construction ts
begun, but tbe projectors think this will
be commenced immediately.
The greater portion of the road vice
be of ordinary mountains construction,
with no tunnela but plenty oi steep
grades, sharp curvea, and high trea
ties. A section ox It la nat ana ouua-
ing here will not be so eostly.
The party regara tneir worn
satisfactorily, and believe that they
have accomplished sucot ssfully a peice
of work that presented at times its
A New Tunnel At Raton.
It ia reported that this summer or in
the early fall work will be begun on a
new tunnel to penetrate the mountain
between Raton and Trinidad. The tun
nel will be about two milea in length
and will be six hundred feet beneath
tie old one. The st sep grades to tbe
present tunnel bring.about the frequent
ditching- of trains, and tbe ahaly
mountain walls of tbe vicinity make
land elides frequent, so that some im
provement of the eonditiona la neces
sary. Wreck on the S. P.
A troublesome wreck occurred last
night on the S. P. road about one mile
east of Strauss, In which nve oars
laden with sugar from San
Franoisoo were dltobed and overturn
ed. The accident waa caused by a
broken flange on a car wheel.
Master Car Repairer H. O. Borcher-
ding, of theG H. immediately took a
wrecking orew and train to tbe scene
of tbe wreck and it la probable that no
serious delaya to traina will result.
S parki From the Engine.
J. T. Logan, traffic manager of the i
Sierra Madre K. ft., came in thia
Switch engine No. 776 arrived last
night from Houston for use in the
G. H. yards here.
Fourteen carloada of Mexican cat
tle came in last night and went to
Roswell N. M. today over the T. P.
A. N. Muds, foreman of the G. H.
round house, and Master Blacksmith
Lucas, of the same road, are taking
week's lay off at Cloudcroft.
Ed Britton, manager, ard C. C Hall,
chief accountant, Thurbar Mercantile
department, are in Jarilla looking after
their mining interests there.
T E Hunt, commercial agent of tbe
P., returned from a two weeks trip
over bis line last night. He was ao
eompanied by his son Chester, the rest
of Mr. Hunt's family remaining at
Cloudcroft during bis absence.
THE PLAZA DECORATIONS.
Will Be the Finest Ever Seen la
The large arch was placed in posi
tion in the park yesterday afternoon
and tomorrow the rest of the work
be finished. A large shield is to be
placed on top of the arch and the
' Lioce Star" is to be hung from it
The shield will have the word El Paso
in colored light with 1900 under it and
the star will have the word Texas in it
Taken as a whole the eleetrlo work
on this arch will be the finest ever
seen in this etate and would be a
credit to any city.
On the pillars supporting the arch
will be the names of such men as
George Ball and Henry Rosenberg
who have devoted both their money
and time to eduoational purposes in
There will also ba placed twenty
small arches, each having twenty
lights, all around the park. And if the
fountain is oleaned out in time tbe
electrician proposes to plaoe several
lights in and around it which will
make a very pretty eight.
THE LUKE CASE
Jury Will Get It This Evening.
The argument in the oase of Mrs.
LuKe against the city has about oome
to a close and the jury will get the
ease at about four this afternoon. She
jes the city for $1,500 because of an
obstruction in the street which she ran
into while driving thus injuring her.
Sorenson & Morgan were mad. co
defendants t. the suit but there is not
much desire on the plaintiff to make
them pay damages; the whole fight
has been directed against the city. If
she is successful there are other cases
of the same nature only the amount of
damages asked is larger.
Expect To Elect a Coagressman
the Twelfth District.
"We ar. going to elect Claremont C.
Drak. to congress from the twelfth
Texas district," said Edward H. R.
Green, of the republican national com
mittee from the Lone Star etate. "The
district is a olose one, and was re
presented by George H. Noenan, a
republican, six years ago. The repub
licans are in better shape than ever in
Texas this year." Globe-Demoerat.
Try it once
and you will
ASK YOUR GROCER
FLOUR! FLOUR! FLOUR!
Y T P HiSh Patent Hard Wheat Flour,
A I 1 Polar Bear High Patent Soft Wheat Flour. .
New Era First Patent Soft
Fresh Ground White Corn Meal.
Carload of Atove Goods Just
THE RALSTON GROCERY.
Sole Dealers In The Only Ralston Health Flour.
J WHY BE LAGGARDS? J
Something Abeut the Possibi
lities of tbe west.
The immense progress and growth
of our country and of our own etate of
Texas In every way. during tne last
generation, is a certain proof of the
security of our present onward move
ment and of our great nopea ror tne
future. J. A. Troutman of Topeka, In
one of the finest speeches of tne recent
Trans-MisslssiDDl Commercial con
gress, presented some oi tne ngures
and facts of this generation ana this
century in the west, that ought to con
vince tbe most feariul tbat tnere is no
holding baak the vigorous west.
Only tbe latrgards ana oowaras iear
but with stout hearts, keen vision, and
wiliin minds those in the front of
prs) res have the success, tbe inspira
t ion' and the loy of moving swiitiy ior
Mr. Troutman In bis speech said
'In 1856 Texas ceded territory over
which it asserted dominion to tbe
United States for 410.000.000. In 1S90
the cows of the state of Texas gave
milk enough at 10 cents a gallon to pay
that purchase price and leave Si.cuu,
000 for '"pin money."
In 1S03 Thomas Jefferson pa!d Na
poleon Bonaparte 815,000,000 for Louis
iana. The bens that cackle around
tr.e nlenteous bares of the "Louisiana
Purchase" lay egg enough every year
to more than reimburse the United
States for its original investment.
"The superficial observer contem
plates tbe future congestion of future
nonulatlon with srloom and
despair. He eays to orowd people
together in this eonntry as they are
crowded in Europe would be to divest
life of its oomoensation. And yet
some of our Atlantic states have al
ready reacbed the period. Massachu
setts, tbe ideal commonwealth, has an
average population of 278 to the
square mile 93 snore than France
and 62 more than Garmaoy. Dupli
cate tbe Massachusetts population of
278 per square mile in Texas acd you
would hve 74.000.0i0, or in tbe
whole Trans-Mississippi couctry 5S7,-
000,000, or more than seven tim"B tbe
present population of tne uniteu
"Pessimistic students distrust tbe
productive power of the west to take
care of tbe multiolied millions of tbe
future, The possibilities of western
production have not yet heen ap
proached. Only a tithe of the arable
lands are now ia culttvation. If every
acre of land west of th. Mississippi
was cultivated to its full capacity, we
could raise food products enough to
supply the world.
The west is rich la every element
of successful life, oeoupying the happy
medium, equally removed from great
individual wealth and extreme pov
erty. Our aggregate possessions are
great, but they are more equitably dis
tributed tban in any other portion or
the world. In the race for civil diett no
tion every man has a fair start with his
Our religion is varied and our poli
tics checkered. We sometimes 'pray
with the pious and drink with the dry.'
We have probibltlonsts to close tbe
breweries and antis enough to drink
all their beer. Republicans enough to
vindicate protection and democrats
enough to exemplify free trade; popu
lists enoutsh to sustain free silver and
gold standard men enough to prevent
tbe debasement of the currency;
hoc 1 enough to banish ignorance, and
churches enough to extirpate vice;
saints enough for the blessings of the
Almighty, and sinners enough ior tne
smiles of tbe devil; people enough to
found. an empire aad patriots enough
to support the Goddess of Liberty in
her triumphal mar.n arouna ine
Queen & Crescent.
Account 4th of July, Queen & Cres
cent route will sell on July 2, 3 and 4,
round trip tickets to all points ou
these lines, and in addition thereto,
will sell tickets to all points in ter
ritory south of the Ohio and Potomac
rivers, and east of the Mississippi
River, at greatly reduoed rates; final
limit July 7, 1900.
Do not miss the opportunity to cele
brate tbe 4th by visltiag some of your
The best butter in the market.Sbady
Grove, 2 pounds for 45 cents at Bl Paso
Two pounds of Shady Grove Butter
for45 cents at El Paso Grocery.
reach of all
You can tell LION
COFFEE by its package.
Notice three things: It
must be SEALED, in
one-pound package only,
and a lion's bead on
Wheat Flour and Graham Flour,
Getting; HU Momey'a Worth.
Customer Give me 10 cents worth
Of paregoric, release.
Druggist Yes, sir.
much is it?
Druggist A quarter.
An Optical Illnalon.
It looks as if the elephant vrerc blow
ing bubbles, but he isn't. That is the
moon in the background. New York
Salted to the Place.
Merchant So you want a lob, eh?
What kind of work can you do?
Applicant I don't know, sir. I was
until recently assistant instructor in a
boxing school and
Merchant (interrupting) Oh, I can
use you all right. Come around in the
morning, and I'll let you lick stamps.
Presence of Mind.
Artist (interrupted in the midst of a
domestic altercation) Oh, don't draw
any false conclusions. We are only
studying poses for my new painting of
Roman gladiators. Unsere Gesell
schaft. The greatest of all human benefits,
that, at least, without which no other
benefit can be truly enjoyed, la inde
pendence. Parke Godwin.
The only bachelor whs can boast a
motber-in-lore is the bachelor of arts.
SPICE COMPANY. TOLEDO, OHIO
H BUGGIES... i
2 are a necessity to a happy Home and we r
offer to the people of El Paso and to our j;
visitors the most complete stock of the very
best makes of y
BUGGIES, PHAETONS. gr:
ZZZ SURREYS, ROAD WAGONS, T
- m ever shown in West Texas. "
3 REMEMBER ZZ
We are giving special prices on buggy harness and saddles 1
25 Mclver-Patterson Vehicle Company.
A GLANCE AT
Mexiean Centra! Rv.
offers most desirable resorts for the summer (as well as oi winter) notably
Guadalajara, Lake Chapala, Aguasoalientes, which are high and dryi
where every day in the year is pleaeant and every night co
-Sunshine and Strawberries Every Day in the Yearv
For rates and otber Information, apply to
B. J, KTJHN, Commercial Agent, 1 Paso, Texas.
fo( SUNSET UU
Irnl ROUTE jp
Pullman Buffet Sleepers
Pullman Tourist Sleepers
Free Reclining Chair Cars
The best route to all Eastern and
cities reached with one change.
Pullman Tourist from El Paso to Washington, New Orleans, Chioago
and Cincinnati without change.
These cars are in charge of a special conductor and provide the maximum
amount of comfort at a minimum cost.
Full information cheerfully furnished by addressing or calling upon
S. F. B. MORSE, Pass. Traf. Mgr.,
T. E. HUNT, Commercial Agent,
FOR THREE DAYS.
READINGS REDUCED TO $1
Clairvoyant and Palmist,
OLD . .
always tse ibm Lauariova Service of the
Queen & Crescent Route i
(he Start Line to tha EAST AND
A THROUGH SLCCPERS . .
S PULLMAN BUFFET SLEEPERS t
New Orleans to New York &
jav . m - . . .
X Cincinnati and bt. Louis.
T. M. HUNT, GEO. H. SMITH.
A TRAV. PASS. ACT.. QI!IL mumn mn-r
fft ALLAa. TEX. NCW ORLEANS, L. S
Railroad Time Tables.
SANTA WU KOUTE,
Arrives, 9:50 a m Leaves, 8:10 p n
tkxas a FAOino.
arrives, 7:20 p m Leaves, C:50 a m
SOUTHS KM PAOiriO.
arrives, 7:00 p m Leaves, 830 a is
O. EC. A 8. A.
Arrives, 7:30 a m Leaves 7:20 p a
arrives, 5:40 p ra Leaves, 11:40 a n
Leaves Juarez 12:40 p m
B. O., 8. BL. A.PAOU-IO.
Dally Hxoept 8mndy.
Arrives Juarez. 3:55 p m
Leases Juarez, 8:25a n
EX PASO HOBTHBASTB&M.
Arrives, 6:50 p m Leaves, 10:30
OF MEXICO will Bhow yon that the MIX
ICAN CENTRAL RY. reaohes all of the
important points of Mexico. The table
iana or Mexico traversed 'n its entirety by
The Short Line to all Pacific Ooait points, with train
service consisting of
All the principal
L. J. PARKS, O. P. T A
Cor. San Antonio and Oregon Sts.
Tiiroagh Train Service
EL PASO and CAPITAN
El Paso k Northeastern Railway Co.'
ilamogcrdo k Sacramento M at'n By. Co.
WHITE OAKS ROUTE
TIMETABLE NO. 5.
Train Leaves El Paso 10 SO a. m.
Arrives Alaisogordo 2:30 p. m.
Arrives Oapltaa 8:30 p.m.
Traia Leaves Capltan 8:45 a. no.
Arrives Alamoeordo 2:00 p. m.
Arrives El Paeo 7:00 p. m.
'(Dally Except Sunday)
Trains ran via Jarilla, the great gold and
coDuercamp, on Tuesdays and Friday.
Trains leave Alamogordo for Toboggan, oa
the summit of tbe Sacramentos, twice a day.
At Tularosa For Mescalero Indian Agea
cy and San Andrea mining region.
At OarrUosa For White Oaks, JlcarUlaa.
Salllnas and surrounding country.
At Walnut For NogaL
At Capltan For Ft. Stanton Sanitarium,
a ray, Lincoln, Klchardaon, Buldoso and
Bo nl to country.
At Toboggan For Pine Springs, Elk, Weed.
Opper Penasco, Penaaco and the entire Sac
ramento Mountain region.
For Information of any kind regarding the
railroads, or the country adjacent thereto,
call on or write to
A. S. GREIO
Qen'l Sup't & Traffic Mgr., Alamogordo, N. M '
Ats't Oen'l F. & P, Agt.. Alamogordo. N. M
The Pecos Valley
A New Road, Opening a New Country
New Towns! New Opportunities!
Last year 120,000 head ot cattle passed
over this new thoroughfare. This
year the number will reaoh 200,000
Stations from Roswell east are within
thirty to thirty-five hours of Kansas
feed lots and no need of unloading:
stock in transit.
Shipping stations on tae line in perfeot
order. Portalls, Bovlna, Hereford
and Canon City can aooommodate
with feed and water 6,000 to 10,000
head of cattle each.
Bona-fide settlers wanted. Every effort
will be made by the Railway to
An abundance of water! Rieh soil!
Cheap lands! Quiok transportation
and fair, honest rates.
For particulars as to the various open
ings in the Pecos Valley and its
D. H. NICHOLS, Gen. Manager, or
E. W. MARTINDELL, 6. F. A f. A.,
Roe well, N. M.