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The California Eipe Olive is constantly growing
in favor. We have a new arrival of extra quality
35c Per Pint in Bulk
NEW YORK CREAM CHEESE
Our entire stock of Dresses is of
fered it reductions that approxi
mate naif. Dresses for every oc
casionfor morning, afternoon
and evening -wear are included.
Materials such as serges, broad
cloths, voiles, panamas, marqui
settes, taffetas, messalines, chif
fons, crepe de chines, satins. Ab
solutely every dress in stock,
from the simple tailored street
frock up to the Jbeautiful imported
garments is now offered at a con
siderably reduced price. Head
$13.50 Dresses 8.85
917.60 Dresses ? 9-85
$20.00 Dresses ....... .-...$11.85
$25.00 Dresses $14.85
$29.50 Dresses $16.85
$35.00 Dresses '.$19.85
$40.00 Dresses ...... $24.85
$50.00 Dresses $29.85
All Mgher priced dresses at pro
Mail Orders will be filled
promptly at "Before
Stock - Taking - Sale"
In carrying out our policy
of not carrying any stock
over to the next season all
thoughts of profit have
been thrown to the winds;
some lines even selling be
Trimmed Hats, Silk Beav
ers, Children's Sailors and
Untrimmed Shapes at con
siderably Less Than
All fancy Hat Pins, Hand j
Bags, Mesh Bags, Bar
rettes, etc. left over horn
One -Half Price
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EL PASO HAS SOME
RE.VL "WtXTER SLEET
There was some real sleet In
El Paso "vTednesday morning
early. First there was some
rain, then some sleet. It melted
as fast as it hit the ground and
the sun was shining part of the
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SOME HEAVY FETES ARE
ASSESSED IX POLICE COURT
Mauricio Quintero, charged with as
sault, was fined ?25 in police court
Hazel Clark, a negro woman, was
fined $25 on a charge of vagrancy. She
was alleged -to have taken $25 from
Charles Crawford, a negro, was fined
$20 on a charge of assault. Complaint
was made by his wife, Eva.
miss any one of the 3 days left
the best values in ready - to -
in volume of business of any sale day we-have had. Of course, this refers purely to vol
ume of business, as all profit has been eliminated from present prices. Our whole object
is to largely reduce stock
Every suit style of the season
is to foe seen in this special
group the plainly tailored
models, as well as the "braided,
velvet and Persian trimmed
suits. Materials are cheviots,
fine French- suitings -and every
imaginable kind of mixed
weave. Black, navy, grays,
tana, browns, greens and other
colors are shown. Values are
up to $34.50.. Before-Stock-
b m mL,
$2.50 Sweaters $1.59 .
A nice assortment of wom-
en's pure wool sweaters? in
black, white; red arid gray.
Values are up to $2.50; sale
yJi J r
hills and allowing he federals to sur
round them and cut off their supply of
ammunition, they must certainly fall
eventually unless some new and par
tlcularly brilliant leader pilots them to
victory or some blundering federal
commander permits them to escape
Revolt In Small Area.
The revolt is confined absolutely to
that section of Chihuahua west of the
city of Chihuahua and south of El t
.t-aso iwitn tne exception oi -x s.iu ,
region in northeastern Chihuahua near ,
r .ii- j.1- i! ,11
tne Texas noraer;. an uns region tno
entire country may viri.ua.iiy ue sa.m i
to be In revolt. Very few adult I
Mexicans In the entire region are m
sympathy with the government except
some of the big " hacienda owners.
Many not actively in the saddle in the
cause of the insurrectos are secretly
their friends. Many are not in action
because of lack of arms; many others
for other reasons, but the almost unan
imous sentiment of the native popula
tion in the affected region is rebel
lious. The insurrectos are at home and
are- fighting on their own chosen
ground. They have their families and
friends- to feed them and give them
shelter and help them to spy upon the
.federals; they are all good riders and
are accustomed to the mountains; they
know their country like a city police
man knows his beat.
At present they have plenty of am
munition, but when they expend the
supply on hand, the question arises,
"where will they get more?" They
have drawn the federals into the
mountains as they said they would, to
fight at a great disadvantage on insur
gent territory, but in drawing them in,
the insurgents have drawn about
themselves a cordon of guards that ab
solutely cut off their supply of am
munition. They have not a port of
entry through which they can bring
contraband. They are guarded on
every side. Soldiers from Sonora, guard
in the rear; soldiers from Durango
guard on the south; soldiers from Chi
huahua hem them in on the east and
the soldiers from Juarez and other
border towns, and United States peace
officers are watching the border so
that all sources of supply are cut off
from that direction. The rebels are at
home, but at the rate in which they are
using up ammunition, they -will soon
be without the necessary sinews of
war and then the end of their cause
can well be seen.
This condition is on the presumption
that the rebels will not be able to show
Do Yon Need a Kidney Remedy?
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is not
recommended for everything, but if
you have kidney, liver or bladder
trouble, it will be found just the rem
edy you need. Swamp-Root makes
friends quickly because its mild and
immediate effect is soon realized. It
is a gentle healing lierbal compound
a physician's prescription which has
proved its great curative value in
thousands of the most distrssmg
All druggists in 50c and $1.00 sizes.
You may have a sample bottle of
this -always reliable preparation by
mail free, valso pamphlet "telling all
about it. .jij.-i. ,
Address Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingham
ton. N. T.
of our Before-Stock-Taking
wear now obtainable. Our
before stock-taking, wnicn begins next monaay.
$2.25 Waists For $1.50
Tailored Wash "Waists, in plain white, also white
with stripes or polka dots of black, navy or
reen. Stylish, well fitting tailored waists,
worth. $2.25; d - Cfk
Extra Special VlwU
$7.50 Waists For $4.95
Silk Waists, a wide variety, ranging from the
tailored taffeta, to the handsome chiffon-over-Persian-silk
creations. Values are up to $7.50.
You have choice during $LA Q
Bef ore-Stock-Taking-Sale PT" O
Sate Closes Saturday
any better generalship in the future
than they have shown to date and that
the federals will make no blunders and
allow them to escape.
Insurrectos Lose Opportunities.
The insurrectos have had every
chance to show their generalship; to do
for themselves and they have failed.
It is true that in every battle fought
so far, the rebels have either been the
victors or have at least fought a draw
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wiui tneir adversaries, Dut an tne
fights have been "give and take" af-
iairs; no advantage nas oeen taRen or
any ground gameo. xne ieoerais nave
showii no 'brilliant generalship either;
in fact the federals have shown a great J
deal 01 stupidity they have walked i
into traps and they have been slow to
take the field but they have never
had the opportunities presented to
them that the rebels have had.
Rebels Have Had Advantages.
The rebels first .had a clear field.
They opened the fight at Gomez Pa
lacio by capturing the town; at Parral
they had a chance to take the city and
mayhap hold it. At least, by fortify
ing themselves in either of these
places, they would have had the ad
vantage in fighting an attacking force.
By .holding these places, especially
Gomez Palacio, they would have been
able to cut the- railroad, to have met
the federals as they came north from
Mexico City, and might have captured
ammunition trains and mountain guns
that have been coming through un
molested. Chihuahua was at their
mercy, according to general opinion,
for several days. Civilian guards were
hired to stand watch over the city.
The soldiers of the city were admit
tedly unable to hold the town against
the rebels if they had attacked. It
was a week, almost, before federal re
inforcements began arriving at Gomez
Palacio arid Chihuahua in numbers
sufficient to be dignified by the name
of army. There were ammunition and
field pieces stored in Chihuahua; arms
of the federal soldiery and a chance to
tear up the railroad and prevent the
further movement of troops. But none
of this for the rebels; they drew back
into the hills; the attacks upon Gomez
Palacio and Parral were apparently
made just to attract the attention of
the federals- and draw them into the
rebel country. They succeeded, but
what did the rebels gain? They got
back into their own country, but they
are surrounded and their ammunition
supply is cut off. They may kill many
federal soldiers before the end comes,
but their doom is written; it must be a
federal victory eventually, even if the
federals just wait till the rebels shoot
out all their ammunition. The federals
apear to an unbiased observer to be
able to win without making an attack,
they may be attacked and forced to
fight, but if they will just stand guard
well, the rebels will soon shoot them
selves out and be at the end of their
That the affair is serious in showing
the inability of the Mexican federal
government to put It down as it ex
pected, in su short time, cannot be de
nied. It is a serious condition in any
country when a band of men can defy
the government over half the area of
a state the size of Chihuahua; it dem
onstrates determination on the part of
Sale would be to miss securing
first day yesterday--went ahead
$15.75 Coats $8.85
Full length, naif satin lined
coats, made of all-wool heavy
mannish cloths. All the new
ideas in collars shown both
trimmed and the regulation
tailored style, also the new
sleeve and cuff effects. Every
coat in the lot a regular $15.75
value. Before Stock-Taking
Goats in values to $22.50, Before-Stock-Taking-Sale,
All Children's Fur Sets
are' included in the sale
at a reduction of 1-3
from the original prices.
the rebels; it demonstrates the lack of
power of the nation, but it does not
mean that the rebels will gain a vic
tory. The condition has steadily
grown in favor of the insurrectos and
against the federal government. From
a few small skirmishes in a few
towns when it opened, it has grown
to the proportions of a real war
with a rebel government actually set
up in a large part of a. big state for
the insurrectos in some of the towns
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num. nave put tneir oinciais in
charge and are conducting the affairs
of municipality and district with as
much dignity as their predecessors, the
federals, exercised more. in most
Every small town west of
Is either in the hands of
t S?.?S SJS".. 2
any time. The federal government Is
absolutely unable to guarantee pro
tection; therefore, by all the rules of
law and warfare, a successful rebellion
has been established and a successful
J rebel government has been set up. The
federals ha-e been unable to retake
any of the towns invested by he in
surrectos save tnose wnicn tne lnsur-
themselves abandoned after
their first stroke, when they retired to
the hills and prepared to meet the
their own country, the rebels have been
able to hold every point of vantage
gained. They have the advantage over
eiiemv tv iipti it ramp riTrfvr rnpm in
tne iederai troops in several ways,
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They are fighting for what they be
lieve to be right: they are used to the
mountains, accustomed to firearms,
"d ie e -"h?UPeL;
are also accustomed to living off the
country. And all this has occurred be
cause they have the powder; without
it, things will change.
The Federal Troops.
The rank and file of the federal
army is only half-heartedly fighting
against the rebels. The soldiers are
mostly from the warmer regions and
are suffering from the cold nights.
Few of them are mounted: the foot
soldiers march only in sandals. The
jagged rocks cut their feet. Their
progress over the rough country is
slow, tortuous and tiresome. Marching
in an unfriendly country, they are hard
pressed many times for food. Har
rassed by attacks of small bands of
swift riding insurgents, they are con
stantly terrorized arid kept from rest
and slumber. Many of the soldiers are
not accustomed to their firearms and
know little about shooting. ImDartial
reports from the battlefields show that
they know little about using their ar
tillery and that many of them know
j absolutely nothing about tjheir small
arms. j?rom an unoiased standpoint,
the two armies being on an equal foot
ing as regards supplies and numbers,
the advantage appears to be wholly
with the men of the mountains, but the
Mexican government as long as
peace reigns in other sections of the
country and It can risk withdrawing
its troops will be able, by sheer
weight of numbers, to overpower the
insurrectos; the Mexican government
has almost unlimited means for secur
ing ammunition and it Is In a position
to prevent the rebels from securing
any more If it only holds this advan
tage. Thus It appears that a superior
fighting force will succumb to an in
ferior army because of lack of general
ship, because with all its natural and
endowed advantages it has allowed
itself to be trapped, not through the
superior generalship of the enemy, but
througn its own lack of it. The rebels
set their own trap anj walked into it.
Federals Loss Heaviest.
In all the fighting thus far, the loss
to the federals has been heaviest. At
Puebla, where the first disturbance
occurred, the federals lost most of the
killed; the same thing occurred at
Orizaba. Again at Gomez Palacio and
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A comprehensive lot of skirts, ful
ly 50 distinct models are offered,
and there are no two skirts just
alike. A variety of handsome
black voile skirts is to be seen in
the lot, also imported mixtures of
all lands, invisible stripe panamas
and solid color panamas in such
colors as brown, blue, gray and
fclack. Regular prices range to
at Parral. the heaviest loss was among
the federals or defenders of the towns
as no troops were encountered at the
two latter places. In the fight at
Fresno, just out of Chihuahua, the
rebels seem to have lost none, while
the federals lost seven killed and three
wounded. At San Andres, where the
insurrectos wrecked a train and fired
ito a carload of soldiers, ten federals
were killed and the rebels lost n
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when rim inciirn. ,. 4L.
from the mall errf , wLJ i l
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. Cerro Prieta, the first big Sat lte the
I same thins nmrr ul tZ J
I bie-e-est bH- nf ti,'." k. ',.
I waikiwr it , oX.k..J .-' -
'? PiVwheTh0ur-nt lo,3
is saiu to nave been none. In the
fighting throughout the region around
-eoernaies and out from Pedernales, ,
me reoei loss is said to have been
the lightest each time. At Mulatos.
east of El Paso on the Texas border
tho Mr.ie J " " XAsi,0r!IJ
me ieoerais iert seven dead and
carried off three wounded, while none
of the rebels were killed. At San Car
los, in the same region, the rebels are
reported to have won. but the loss on I
neither side is given. In a fi
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' anuioa 5 of thl unde(L t
oni?s ?he raJS? L Mtrmon '
I ?"ie!,1. ."VLreb tls took the. town iUl
"" "ie 'ss oi a man and are said to
have wounded several federals. The
rebels have followed the tactics
learned in boyhood in the mountains
dlaa me-thor In most of theTr Ls
Ing they have surprised the federals
and have selected their own time and
place to do it and have usually had
good cover, but they have not followed
up their advantage to any great ex
tent, if &ay. When Navarro fell back
, from Cerro Prieto with a tired and ex
hausted army, the rebels camped near
by and apparently made no attempt to
press their advantage; they merely
continued their tactics bf guerilla
fighting; merely harrassed Navarro
and his men. At Mai Paso, after fight
ing the Guzman command back into
retreat, they made no attempt, appar
ently, to come from their places of
concealment behind the bowlders and
take any prisoners or arms or ammu
nition. They have never had out any
scouts to keep them posted on the
exact movements of the federals. In a
general way. they have known from
which direction an army was approach
ing, but no federal scouting parties
have been annihilated, no advance or
rear guards attacked. They have al
ways confined themselves to desultory
attacks upon the main columns of
It is a rebel army without a general
and no victory can be won without a
OF INTEREST TO FURNITURE
The El Paso Household Furnishing Co.
Arranging r Clearance Sale of
As usual, previous to spring business,
the El Paso Household Furnishing Co.
will offer furniture buyers an array of
big values that will supply at a saving
every' possible present need in furni
ture. In addition to reducing stock in
certain lines, many departments will be
completely closed out. The previous
sales of this company have proved
highly successful from the standpoint
of the buyer and Mr. Nealon, the man
ager, announces that the coming sale
will surpass in value giving any of the
others. It is impossible at present to
announce definite date. Full detadls
will follow, so keep posted as to when
this sale begins and afterward.
Try Herald Want Ads.
The bestjtich yellow cheese.
Large flat cans, the midle cuts of the fish, only 35c
The best quality of whole lobster, per can 30 & 40c
IMPORTED CHEESE v ,
Imported Swiss cheese, per pound. . . .i 40c
Camembert, per can 50c
Edam cheese, each .$1.25
Lhnberger, per pound 25c
Brick Cheese, per pound 25c
Eoqueford cheese, per pound 65c
All afternoon trains reported
Opening of "The Store Beautiful" In
January. "Watch for it.
Poisoned, Llv.eg Twelve Days.
Pittsburg. Pa., Dec. 28. Twelve days
ago Elmer Dez swallowed 11 grains of
bichloride of mercury, enough to Rill
150 persons, and yesterday he died.
After the poison had been taken, a
physician was summoned and in a short
time Dez was apparently as well as
ever. Christmas eve lie became 111 and
,his condition gradually grew worse.
Homan sanatorium for tubeTculosis,
ward rates $17.50 and $20 per week;
single rooms $25 to $40. Treatment apd
The machinist's tenth annual ball will
take place Thursday evening at Fra
ternal Brotherhood hall, December 29.
Etna iu Eruption.
. Catania, Sicily, Dec. 2S. Mount Etna
have been so earth tremors, however,
but red hot material Iis been erupted,
making a striking contrast with the
snow capped volcano. The villagers
living near the crater, remembering
former experiences, are keeping a close
watch on the volcano In fear of being
Dr. R. D. Roblniou. diseases of chil
dren and orthopedic surgery, 700 Mesa.
Uncalled for tailormade suits and
overcoats at a saving of $10 to $15. I
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nave your slze" "" v -trear:sU"' """
Texas. Fine tailoring for men.
Racing 1h tie Air.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec 28. Aero-
! plane racing, probably the most thrill-
t.v rt-F ..IT OAV.trl eTs,.-f e? TT-oc IniHflfDll
ht near"it "' ? """ ST,"' ,'" n
licit: vesieiudVi uuscnc iij, iu a. "
horsepower Curtiss racer, started from
scratch with Phillip O. Parmalee in the
"Baby Wright," and defeated him by
nearly half a mile in S?i miles contest.
The race was a feature of a rather
Dr. Mengel has moved to suite 314
When You Want Milk
Order El Paso Dairy milk and you'll
get good milk. Both phones.
Corporation Tax Assailed.
Washington, D. C, Dec 28. The
legal contest over the constitutionality
of the corporation tax was renewed
yesterday in the supreme court of the
United States when former senator For
aker, of Ohio, filed a brief attacking
the law. It is argued that the tax is
laid neither on the corporation itself
and its franchise, nor on Its business,
but on the entire net income. The
senator designates it as a "corporation
Income tax'' and holds it is unconsti
tutional for the same reasons that the
income tax was declared unconstitu
tional in 1S95.
C. L. Blllinsrton, 709 Magoffin. Tel.
1489, painting, paperhanglng, decorating
Dr. CaracroB, Deutlut, reliable dentis
try, reasonable prices. Guar. Shoe Bldg.
Meat Trust Escapes.
Chicago, 111., Dec 28. United States
district attorney Edwin M. Sims ap
peared Tuesday before judge Kohlsaat
in the federal court and asked that the
dissolution suit of the government
against the National Packing company,
which had been accused of being a
trust, be dismissed. The order was
entered by the court.
Milk Is Healthful.
There is no drink as healthful as El
Paso Dairy milk.
Dr. Starker, diseases of the eye. ear,
nose and throat. 319-320 Caples Bldg.
Indian Chief Dies.
McAlester, Okla., Dec 28. Green Mc
Curtain, principal chief of the Choc
taw nation, divd at his home at KInta,
Lovers of- Good 3Iillc
Always have El Paso Dairy milk, be
cause it's pure and clean.
J. Moran, the "Model Tailor," vvill
Per Pound 25c.
have a reduction of 15 percent on all
suits after Xinas, and will last until
the first of March.
Jumps Iato a Well.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec 28. Despond-
j ent, it is believed, because of ill health.
'Miss liillle Hanson, 17 yeara of age, of
Osage City, Kansas, commifted suicide
by leaping Into a welL
El Pass Dairy Milk;
Contains plenty of nourishment and
should be on every table in El Paso.
Dr. Crotvder, eyer ear. nose and throat
602 Rio Grande Bldg.
Save $10 to $15 on uncalled for tailor
made suits and overcoats. A nice se
lection. R. V. Pearson, 110 Texas.
Mysterious Sief Kills Bey
Atlanta, Ga.. Dec 28. Charles Davis,
13 years of age, is dead i the result
of a mysterious shot received-' at play
with other small boys' near his home.
According to his nlavmatAs nn sA-nnri
j of a shot was heard fc.nd the first Inti
mation of the accident was when Davis
I clutched his shoulder exclaiming that
avuxa one uaa nit mm.
WATER CUT OFF NOTICE.
WATER TVITjL BE CUT OFF IN TER
RITORY BOUNDED BY WEST SIDB
OREGON TO EAST SFDE NORTH
FLORENCE STREET AND NORTH
OE SOUTH SIDE MONTANA TO HIGH
STREET FROX WEDNESDAY, D"K
CEMBER 2S, S P. M. TO 5:30 A. M. DE.
CE3IBER 2y 191.
CITY "UATISR WORKS
WELI E. RACE, SUPT-
-See' the perfection Oil barcer exhibit
cornsr Kansas and Franklin, fcavei
fuel hills. City and county rights to selL
Mrs. Marie Martinez has reported to
the police the loss of a pocketbook,
containing $1.50, which she said waa
anatcnea irom her xuesaay night oy &
man at the corner of Third and Soutk
NEW JUSTICE OF PEACE.
Fort Hancock now has ai justice of
the peace, M. R. Hemly, who was ap
pointed by the county commissioners
to the place.
SUIT FOR JUDGMENT.
Suit asking judgmert for $100 has
been filed In justice McClintock's court
by J. M. Smith against L. Smith.
Is all that
We can't show
the quality and
fit of these
suits, so come
and see them.
For A Year.