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FRANK &. CARPENTER'S LETTER
EATEST GEYSER IN WOOL
TWO MILES IN HE1G
ALL ABOUT POAS, COSTA RICA'S FAMOUS VOL
CANO, AND ITS VINEGAR LAKE.
Travelers Have Strange Experience on the Mountain.
Lost Among the Earthquake Cracks Rough Rid
ing Which Outdid That of Roosevelt Queer
Vegetation Freaks of the Tropics.
TLAJUELA. Costa Rica. Oct. 12.
I have Just returned fro the
hardest -volcanic trip ot my life.
As a boy, before the cog railroad was
built, I climbed up through the lava
ash of Vesuvius and came within an
ace of being- Killed by a change in the
wind which threw out some df the
redhot stones at my feet. I know the
volcanic mountains of the Hawaiian
islands and have climbed up the fa
mous Tenser, the largest volcano In
Java, which haa the Bromo, another
live volcano, in its crater. I have seen
Stromboli and Etna in eruption and
have made something of a study of
seismic conditions in the earthquake
land of Japan. My other experiences,
however, were nothing like the climb
up the Poas volcano, which included a
ride of more tnan j Hours in tne sao-
Fobs and Its Gejreer.
I doubt if many of you have ever
beard of old Poas. Nevertheless it is
one of the most famous volcanoes of
Central America. It belongs to the
volcanic belt of Costa Rica, which in
cludes Turrialba, over two miles in
the air, Orosl at the extreme north
end of the country, and Irazu. which
is more than 11,000 feet high and has
had a half dozen eruptions, accompa
nied by earthquakes which have been
felt in the city of Panama.
The Poas volcano has two or more
craters, and each is over a mile in cir
cumference. It has one which is on
the very top of the mountain filled
-with a sheet of blue cold water and
surrounded by semitropical vegetation.
It has another, which is as ragged and
bare as the shores of the Dead sea
and down which you look into a lake of
acid, from which shoots up the rreatest
geyser on earth. At times this geyser
spouts every few minutes. At other
times it is quiet for a long period and
a. train it -will throw a column of sul
phurous steam thousands of feet into
the air. About two years ago it shot
up a great volume of mud, vapor and
rock to a height above its surface of
more than two and one-half miles. The
distance to which the column reached
was estimated at over 13,000 feet. At
the top the steam spread out like a
mighty umbrella over the mountain
and stones as big as cannon balls fell,
breaking trees and limbs and going
deep into the ground. At that time
there was an earthquake which threw
down many of the buildings of San
Jose, and this -was followed by a sec
ond earthquake several months later
by which the city of Cartago was
brought to the ground, and .about 600
human beings killed in the ruins.
A Xlcfct at San Pedro.
The first part of our journey was not
extraordinary for Costa Rica, but it
would have been worth a description
bad it been made farther north. The
party consisted of myself and stenog
rapher. Mr. Carlisle Floeckher; my
interpreter, 3ur. De Soto, and a guide
whom we picked up at San Pedro, to
Alajuela on the railroad, a distance of
about 20 miles, and there packed our
outfit on horseback. We had rain
coats, blankets and sleeping bags, for
we were expecting to lie out in the
open with the winds of the Andes
howling about us. We wore heavy
i lothing and had on our pajamas over
our underwear and also chamois Jack
ets inside our coats. Our blood is
thin from our stay in the tropics and
we needed all we had on when on the
top of old Poas to keep us from freez
ing. Very fortunately, however, -we -were
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bags by staying at a litUe inn at San
rearo, rduu two jivu A .
point, and starting from tiere at 2
oclock in the morning, I shall not soon
forget that night at San Pedro. My
flesh is soft from the spring mat
tresses which Uncle Sam furnishes at
Panama, and the San Pedro bed was a
board. There was no light but a
candle, and so we lay down at about 8
oclock. I counted the hours rung by
the church bell until midnight, and
I then dropped off by taking the covers
anu iayiii luera uuuei uic . jsv....
Tie Stars f Costa Ulen.
It was just 2 oclock in the morning
when the guide called us, and half an
hour later we had had a cup of hot
coffee and were on our way tip the
mountain. We rode at first through
the starlight. We could see the Or eat
Bear turned upside down as it seems
to be here, at this hour, and also the
Southern Cross at the other end of the
heavens. The stars "were wonderfully
clear. The milky way shone' brighter
than at home, and the whole vault of
the sky with its myriad points of dia
mond light fitted close down over the
mountains. Indeed, the night was so
beautiful that it reminded me of that
line where in Marlow's Dr. Faustus he
speaks of the charms of his lady
"Oh thou art fairer than the evening
Clad in the beauty of a thousand
But had Marlow been on Poas he would
have made that thousand millions. The
whole sky was peppered with stars,
and each one seemed a planet.
Shortly after we left the hotel we
had a magnificent view of this valley
of the upper Andes, In which Alaju
ela, San Jose and other towns lie.
San Jose was lighted by electricity,
and 't seemed a great golden lake on
the star-lit expanse below us.
For the first few miles the road was
fairly good. We passed through sugar
and coffee plantations, and by rude
factories where with lamps or candles
the men were already grinding the
cane. They start at 1 o'clock in the
morning and at about 8 have enough
juice to boil down for the day. t
I CHnMng t'p the Veleane.
I So far all was peaceful enough and
as we rode rapidly along on our Costa I
i ttican ponies J. inougnt oi me remain.
of the British consul at ssan Jose tnat
the ride was a hard one and I rather
sneered at his judgment saying to
Floeckher, "Why, my boy, this is a
cinch. It is like riding a rocking
horse over the Washington asphalt."
I was soon to find my mistake. We
shortly left the road and took a trail
over the mountains. Senor de Soto,
who I venture is a descendant of 'the
man who discovered the Mississippi,
and the guide, a peon named Roja,
agreed that we had better take a short
cut over the hills, as it was too dark
to go through the woods. We did this
and came at once into a series of ra- i
vines and gorges so dep that we could
not see our horses' heads in front
In the meantime the clouds had ob
scured the stars, a mist rose, and the
cliffs seemed to extend up on an sides.
We forded several streams, and I -was
warned to put only my toes in the
stirrups lest i case of a fall I should
be dragged. We climbed up hill and
down and finally came into a canyon,
which seemed exceedingly perilous.
Out of this we climbed up into the
open, where a stiff wind -was blowing.
The region was wild and hlllocky. It
was seamed -with earthquake cracks
and gullies down which the horses
would almost go on their noses, and
up which they would climb like the
conies of the Alps.
Lest en 34t. Peas.
All this time it was growing darker
and darker. The land was full of
stumps and down timber, and the
guide, who -was scrambling along upon
his bare feet fell again and again. I
could keep track of him -only by his
white straw hat which he carried in
his hand. This made a faint light tpt
a time, but at last even the hat was
invisible. Then, to crown it all. the
man stopped and said he had lost his
way. He advised us that we had bet
ter wait there until daylight as some
of the earthquake cracks were ex
ceedingly dangerous. He said, how
ever, that the path could not be far
off, and I insisted on our trying to
find it I got off my horse and tried
to make my way over the gullies and
the fallen trees and stumps, but I was
more often on my face than my feet
I soon became winded and then con
cluded that I would rather .die on the
back of a horse than on Toot So 1
got on again and thrashed my steed
into action. Then the saddle girth
broke and I slid down to the ground.
Floeckher lost first his hat and in try-
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and he went along for a time upon
After a While we got the horse and
started on again, finally reaching a
path on the edge of the woods after
many climbs over logs. The wind had
now died away and the guide used a
candle, by which he finally brought us
through gullies to a shed known as
the Lecheria, perhaps two hours from
It was now daybreak, buj. the clouds
were thick on the volcano and the mist
fell in drops like rain. It is strange
how one's mind works at such times.
My memory went back to the lessons
of my boyhood, the committing of
which one of my ancestors, a sainted
United Presbyterian doctor of divin
ity, enforced upon his children to the
second and third generation, and 1
found myself rehearsing parts of the
Twenty-third Psalm, Rouse's version.
Tou may remember the verse:
."Yes, though I walk through Death's
'' dark vale,
Tet shall I fear no HI!
For thou art with me, and thy rod
And staff me comfort still!"
I .also hummed that other fine
psalm, which seemed to Just fit the
'1 to the hills will lift mine eyes.
From whence doth come mine aid.
My safety cometh from the Lord,
Who heaven and earth hath made.
Thy foot he'll not let slide,
Nor will he slumber that thee keeps.
The Lord that keepeth Israel
He slumbers not nor sleeps."
Indeed, it would need the Lord to
keep any man's foot on the mountain
of Poas, if he had not one of the little
Costa Rican ponies to lift him up and
A Ride Which AVeuId Surprise Reese
I should like to see Theodore Roose
velt try that ride. I am accustomed to
the saddle and usually make an ag
gregate of a thousand or fifteen hun
dred miles every winter over the bridle
paths about Washington or in the
mountains of Virginia. They are the
smoothest of polo grounds compared
to our scramble up this volcano. The
ride by daylight was even worse than
that in the dark, for here we could
see the dangers before us and the trail
was far rougher. It was right
through the mighty woods, and the
greater part of it consisted of steps
cut out of the precipitous hills, so slip
pery and muddy that the ponies at
times put their feet together and slid
going down them. No American
horse would have risked it, but these
Costa Rican ponies are like goats and
they seem to use their heads in their
climbing. I verily believe, with the
aid of Bedouin guides, that they could
easily make their way up the pyra
mids, and Flockher, who has never
ridden before, says that he wMl bet
money he could ride his horse tap the
steps inside the Washington monu
ment or go on the trot down those of
the national capitoL I doubt not he
could. In some places the steps up
and down are of the height of a table
and often they equaled that of a chair".
At the Crater.
Nevertheless, the only time the
horses held back was when we came
near the crater. The air there was full
of brimstone and they objected to the
sulphurous fumes. Many people do
not ride near the crater for that rea
son, but we kept on the edge of the
abyss and made our way along it over
a path covered with white volcanic
ash. At the same time a strong wind
was blowing from the lake of sul
phur below. It sent the brimstone into
our faces, and it was only our rain
coats that kept us from being drenched
Indeed, we did not have the best
view ot the crater, and there -was no
eruption during or stay. The crater
is about 1.000 feet deep, as we could
see when the clouds lifted. Its walls
are steep, ragged and seamed. At our
first coming it was one great bed of
clouds. A little later we could see the
gorges in the sides covered witli
pumice and volcanic .ash, and could
make out the lake of sulphurous acid
lying below. This lake is yellow at
the edges and a yellowish green scum
covers the center. There is alwavs
some smoke coming out of its sur
face, and in an eruption from near the
G-sts Greatest Number Firsts
and Leads on Seconds and
Thirds at Albuquerque.
By Gcerge II. Clement..
Albuquerque, X. M., 90. 14. With
91 first. 14 second, five third and two
fourth prizes, the agricultural exhibit
f Dona Ana county carried off the
honors of the state fair and undoubt
edly will be awarded the prise of 1200
in cash, offered for the best county
exhibit. Dona Ana also stands a
chance to pull down the prise for the
best community exhibit grown under
irrigation. San Juan county which
had a splendid display of apples, will
disDUto Dona Ana's ritrht to the 200
prize on the ground that its display of I
fruit is the "best' in that it had
larger display of apple's In boxes
ready for market that did Dona Ana,
though the latter had a greater va
riety on display in plate.
With Bernalillo out of it as decided
finally by the Judges in favor of the
Protestants, there would seem to be
no question but that the big prise
should go to Dona Ana, if the whole
exhibit is taken into consideration.
AVlni Alfalfa Prise.
Dona Ana took firsts on alfalfa,
first cutting and third cutting, and
second on the largest display. She
also took 24 firsts and three seconds
on pears, 21 firsts on apples, two firsts
on onions, two firsts on popcorn.
two firsts on wheat two firsts
note anil firiA ftrct aaf.li in
turnips, beets, peanuts, sunflower seed,
threshed barley, radishes, Jerusalem
corn, mtio maize, Kairir corn, Egyp
tian wheat indian corn, whubarb, larg
est pumpkin, best pumpkin, longest
stalk of corn (19 feet 4 inches), and 16
other firsts on various varieties of
Gran era Net Xamcd.
Owing to the fact that the exhibit
was sent to the fair as a county and a
community exhibit the names of the
donors of the various products on dis
play were not known either to the
judges or the men in charge.
DeIsg Wins Prlecx.
Luna county exhibited a few of the
products of the Mlmbres valley and
secured 13 firsts, four seconds, two
thirds and one fourth. Firsts were
taken on best hill of corn, best citron.
best pumpkin, and on calabashes,
squash, largest head sunflower, milo
maize, kaffir corn, pink beans, sugar
beets, radishes, Irish potatoes and
sweet potatoes. Second prises were
awarded for blackeyed peas, grapes,
parsnips and carrots. Popcorn and
peanuts came in for third prizes.
The exhibit made by Luna county
was not a credit to the county because
it was in but a slight sense an index
of what can be grown in the Mimbres
valley and besides, it was sent on to
the fair without a caretaker to keep
the display freshened -up and to at
tract the attention of those who vis
ited Agricultural hall to the advan
tages of Luna as an agricultural
Otero Ntt HeprcneHted.
Otero county, whi -h in times past
has sent larpe pxh'bit-. to the fair, this
voar was not leiiretr nted at all. being
one 01 ihe 17 tuunt.ts that failed to
middle the whole lake seems to burst
into the air. The noise is accompanied
by rumbling, and as I have said the
volume of vapor often carries with It
mud and stones. The vapor often as
sumes the shape of an umbrella, and
the ashes have been carried far out in
the Pacific ocean. On fine days it is
possible to get down Into the. crater
lake, but this was not so during our
Leaving the active volcano lake, we
climbed a thousand feet further up the
mountain to the Laguna Fria or cold
lake, and there stopped for our lunch
of jam, crackers, canned tongue and
biscuits. The upper lake Is of about
the same size as the acid crater below,
but the water is as pure as that of the
Adirondacks, and without a sour tasf.
The water of the first crater tastes
like strong vinegar.
In the Tropical Mountains
I wish I eould show you the vegeta
tion through which we rode on our
way over Poas. The mountain Is cov
ered with magnificent trees, some ot
which are as big around as a hogs
head, and 150 feet high. They are
mostly hardwoods, and are knotty and
gnarled, with limbs twisting about in
every direction. The air is so moist
that the trunks are covered with moss
of bright green an inch or so thick,
and great beards of frosted silver
mose hang from some of the branches.
When the sun shines upon these they
seem incrusted with diamonds.
And then the bamboos, the ferns and
the palms! There were ferns of a
hundred varieties, some as fine as the
maidenhair and others tree ferns, each
a single stalk as big around as a
man's arm at the biceps, rising to a
height of fifteen or twenty feet and
bursting out into lacelike green fronds
at the top. There were gorgeous flow
ers the names, of which I know not
One made me think of a cross be
tween our goldenrod and the sun
flower. The blossom of this on its
long stalk was even with my eyes as
I sat on my pony. I pulled some now
and then. The scent was delicious.
Among the floral beauties were the
orchids and other air plants. There
were tens of thousands of bushels of
these aristocrats of the .plant world to
be had for the taking. They covered
t the dead limbs and nestled in the
joints of the live ones. Many of tne
trees were entirely covered by them,
and in some places the orchids were in
flower, farming a mass of purple, yel
low or white blossoms of the most ex
quisite shapes. There were also lianas
which fell straight from the branches
hundreds of feet and rooted themselves
in the earth. There were thick vines
which wrapped themselves around the
huge trunks as the snakes wrap the
Laocoon in the famed statue at Rome.
Some of the vines had -garnished leaves
like the holly and some bore flowers.
The mist added to the beauty of the
woods, and the perpetual dripping
from the trees .reminded me of the
wonderful rain forest of the Victoria
fais on tlhe Zambezi, the African Ni
agara. There were also open places
during the ride, and at these the sun
came behind us and painted little rain
bows on the mist Some of the rain
bows were not more than 200 feet
long and I felt like whipping up my
pony to find the bags of gold at their
At a Costa ltlean Dairy.
Coming; down the mountains, we
stopped at the Lecheria, outside which
we had expected to sleep in our bags,
or. in case of rain, to have taken a
bed on the boards within. It is lucky
that we chose San Pedro. The rooms
were filled with dirty cows and the
floors were unspeakable.' A sneking
calf was tied on the porch of the shed,
and near it a razorbacked hog sipped
slop while we sipped our coffee. The
milk was scarcely sanitary and the
shed was not as good nor as clean as
the ordinary pigpen of our country.
We made our way from here down
to San Pedro, and there had a fairly
good dinner. It consisted of soup, an
omelet, a roast .chicken, a custard and
a cap of hot coffee. The soup was ot
cheese, macaroni, rice and eggs all
mixed up together, and the omelet -was
somewhat flat and a bit leathery. The
meal was sauced with hunger, how
ever, and it was not at all bad after our
long, long day in the saddle. We slept
there that night the boards in som
magic way changed by the fatigue of
the ride into comfortable beds, and In
the early morning rode back to Ala
juela, where we now are.
FRANK G. CARPENTER.
take advantage of the opportunity to
-advertise their products.
"BHffnle" Janes I&xhililtM Sheep.
"Buffalo" 4fones, whose exploits In
Africa as a roper and tier of big game,
has made him famous, but whose prin
cipal business is that of breeding
sheep, had on exhibition several pens
of Persian sheep of the "broadtail" va
riety, and not only took a number of
premiums but made many sales of
bucks, principally to the Indians, who
want to cross thefen with their present
stock to get the long Persian wool for
the wearing of their blankets.
Ferwartf Pass and Field Goal Helped
Big Team to "Win In Satur
Austin, Tex., Oct. 14. Texas univers
ity met Austin college of Sherman Sat
urday in the second game of the season.
-The game was looked upon as a prac
tice game preliminary to the game with
Oklahoma next week, but Austin pulled
a surprise on the Texans. The first
quarter began with a kick-off by Aus
tin. Forward passes were in evidence
most of the time on both sides, but
For the greater part of the second
quarter the game was simply whip
sawing back and forth. Both sides were
penalized considerably as a result of
being off-side. Berry, of Texas, showed
up well in his tackles and receiving of
lorwara passes, wnicn rexas -rrequent
l.r AM..lnw Jl A ... . .... . a
too quick for the Longhorns and put
many of their well tried efforts to the
bad. At the end of the second. Puett
of Texas carried the ball to Austin's 10
yard line by a 30 yard run and then
Texas kicked off in the third and the 1
Dan stayed in tne middle of the field
for most of the time. Griggs, of Aus
tin college made a slick 35-yard run
through the Texas line. Neither side
The fourth was the most Interesting
part of the game. Then Texas started
using her weight in line plunges. Wlra
mer and Puett of Texas, by finding
holes in the line, managed to carry the
ball from Texas's 40-yard line to with
in five yards of their opponents' line
during the first five minutes of the
quarter. Then the ball was fumbled
over the line and was carried out. From
there Texas was pushed back to the.
middle of the field and held there un
til the whistle bleV. The final score
was 3 to 0 in favor of Texas.
OF STATE Fill PRIZES
1ICSKY TtUSTIKS WIX
TWE.VTY-SIXTII GAME SUNDAY
The Husky Rustles won their 26th
game of the season when they defeated
the Altura Park team Sunday by a
score of 10 to 9. The Rustles played an
excellent game up to the eighth inning
when aided by timely hits the Altura's
made their runs. As two games have
been played, each team winning one,
the tie will be played off next Sunday
when the two teams meet. This game
will be the last one of the season to
be played by the Rustles.
Score. , , R. H. E.
Rusties J -,...10 IS C
Altura Park : . . . .JT. 9 8 3
Bat'nes Ruvties. fyfwa and lio.lii-,-;u-
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With the baseball season practically
ended and a football chill in the air. ,
local sport enthusiasts are now turn- ;
in;; their attention to the gridiron. 1
game. The uiooe Mills baseball team
has the fever and will be reorgan
ized into a football team. Games will
be played throughout the season
which will be longer this year.
There will be more teams in the
game locally than ever before and in- ;
terest in the college game is becoming
greater each fall.
While only one soldier team has 1
made its appearance on the local
field this jtai,. it is expected to put
several more out before long.
The Catholic Athletic association is !
to have a trained team. , the High
school and Institute teams are already '
organized and the Y. M. Ci A. has somt '
I remising material.
Grammar school boys are plaing ,
the game in back lots and the Hinkj .
Dinks of the football game will super- '
cede the Wnangdingers of the base
ball lot. 1
New York, N. Y.. Oct. -14. Pittsburg's
r;otest against Chicago's victory in the
game of October 2, was upheld by presi
dent Lynch, of the National league, in
a decision made public and the game
was thrown out of the record, thus !
changing slightly the league's stand-
Ing. Tne protest was based on tin.
fact that catcher Cotter, of Chicago. 1
was palling out 01 nis turn wnen he
hit a single which won the game in the
President Lynch gave out the of
ficial standing of the league as fol
low Clubs. Won.
Xcw York 103
Cincinnati . .
St Louis ...
DENVER WIXS TITLB
IX MrXOK I.EAGtK SKKIES
Denver, Colo., Oct. 14. The Denver
Iv'.Miurr. I.' .itt- team won the minor
league chant; -.s-hlp by defeating Min-n-apolis.
tne Ai-if ilctr. Association pen
nant winners in the fifth and final
game of the series 4 to 3, in the most
bitterly conteted game of the series.
Score R. H. E.
Minneapolis 3 8 4
Denver 4 3
Batteries: Minneapolis. Young,
Burns and Owens; Denver. Harris,
Leonard and Flock.
DARKXBSS K.NDS TBS
IXXIXC GAME AT ST. LOUIS
At St Louis R. H. E.
Nationals 2 7 2
Americans 3 1 3
Called at the end of the 10th inning
on account of darkness.
Batteries: Nationals. Steele and Bres
nahan; Americans. Hamilton and Alex
ander. CUBS WIX KIIOM SOX.
At Chicago R-'H. B.
White Sox 3 S 2
Cubs 4 7
Batteries: White Sox. Walsh and Sul
livan; Cubs, Reulbaeh and Archer.
COAST LEAGUE RESULTS.
At Sacramento jr. h. K.
Oakland 3 10 0
Sacramento 4 6 2
Batteries: Oakland. Gregory, Pernoll
and Rohrer: Sacramento. Williams and
Second game R. H. E.
Oakland 1 6 1
Sacramento '. X.2 7 1
Batteries: Oakland. Malarkey and
Mitte: Sacramento, Mitchell and Reit
meyer. At Los A.-igfles R. H. E.
Vernon 11 11 1
Los Angeles 2 4
Batteries: Vernon. Battm. Qrey and
Brown; Los Angeles, Marks and Sulll
car Second game R. H. E.
Vernon 1 8 0
Los Angeles 0 i 4
Batteries : Veii.on. Hitt and Arrnew;
Los Angeles, Lcverens. Marks and Sul
livan. RIPLENEX M.VKB GOOD
SCORES IX HIGH WIXD
At the regular weekly shoot of the
El Paso Rifle club Sunday on the club's
grounds, in Mundy Heights, a strong
east wind was blowing and blew the
targets from the frames, although the
shoot was continued with one target
Consider!- the weather some fine
scores were made. Following is a list of
the various events:
Johnston .... ....... 22
Martin .... .... Zv
.st . so 19
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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
E. M. Bray.
J. E. Robertson.
W. E. Arnold, Cashier.
Sig. N. Schwabe, Assistant Cashier.
HEADS THE BATTING
LIST OF THE RED SOX
Hooppr the fleetfooted right fielder
of the Bo ton Red Sox. has proved his
right to the honor of heading the Bos
ton Red Sox batting list by his per
formances in the first game of the
world'3 series. He made a run, a hit
which was a double, a sacrifice, and
got cne base on balls.
(Copyright by International News Ser
MAYDEX GUX CLUB IS TO
HAVE MODEL CLLrr HOUSE
Hayden, Ariz.. Oct 14. The Hayden
Gun club held a meeting in the local
Mill dormitory, when the by-laws and
constitution that had previously been
submitted to the members, were voted
upon and adopted. The initiation fee
will be 16, which will entitle the mem
bers to life membership, which will be
used as the initial expense in purchas
ing traps, etc. Blue rocks will be paid
for as used by the members. Mr. Mac
Donald, superintendent of the Ray Con
solidated, has consented to furnish the
lumber and labor in connection with
erecting a club house; he previously
having allotted a piece of ground to be
used by the club.
VAX Sl'KDAM TO REFEREE
H. EL Van Surdam, of the MUltar m-sti:uto-
ha been .Kosen as the referee
for the Tulane-Alabama football game
ti be plavcil at Nv Orleans, Xo ember
2 Director of athletics, A. A. Mason,
of Tulane. has written to him that the
two ccUVgvs by rgs etmtnt bad decided
tc ask him t it-teree the game. He is
o.-e of :hc few tefcroe authorised by
COLD PREVBXTS THE
SUNDAY BALL GAMK
Art Wood wants to save the arms
of his baseball players for the Os
Aple Jubilee tournament so he called
off the game which was to be held at
Washington park Sunday, between the
Army and the El Paso picked team. It
was too cold for hast'otll.
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Texas State FairDallas
, 123-12 Rr
On Sale Oct 11th to 27th. Limit 28th
H. E Christie, Secretary.
P. L. Atkinson, Assistant Cashier.
J. H. Pollard.
B. M. Worsham.
H. D. Bowman.
DECIN a savings account
vrith as nolx vith a dol
lar. Ai'i other dollars at
regular intervals. Before long
jwtt will possess a bank ac
count of substantial propor
tions. Save With Us
Grow With Us
We Pm? 4 Interest on
Bank ar'Trusfc Co.
Just below Post OtSet.
ASSAYEES & CHEMISTS
Custom Assay Office
CEITCHETT & FERGUSON
Assayers Chemists Metallurgists
AGENTS FOE ORE SKIPPERS
210 Sao Francisco St
Bell Phone 334. Auto Phone 1334
Indepeftctem Assay omo
D. W. Bacxjuar. IX Proprietor
Aftnt for On 8Uppn Atseift euti
Chcarleal Amalftl. Mb ExamdmM
ami RefrUd Ufa. OulOon Work a
aUtt- P.O. BOX8S.
Office and L&boraierr.
EL PASO. TEXAS.
BROKEN BY FRANCIS
Albuquerque, N. M. Oct 14. Auat -Roy
X. Francis, of San Francisco, w 'j
flew at the state fair htrt in an px-
j bition flight broke the world's reccil
ior auuuue wim a passenger. fTanc
took up C. H. Starkweather, of X.n
York, a man weighing- 10 pounds, an 1
in a flight of 30 minutes' duration, as
cended to an altitude of 2000 feet, j i
addition to Starkweatht-:, Francis too
up five other passengers.
S?1K THOXAS WANTS WOTHGR
CHAXCE TO LIFT THE ItP
New York, N. Y. Oct 14 Sir Tfum
as Lipton. arriving by the steamer
Caronia. said he proposed to discuss
with the Xew York Yacht club offi
cials terms under -which he .nifcbt
challenge for 'the international yacht
ing trophy which he has thrice tried
"I am always ready to chall.iije
said tbe English baronet "and f -he
Xew York Tacht club) would molif
the rule requiring the challenging boat
to cross the Atlantic on its own bot
tom, I believe I could build a boat "
hold her own with any American built
boat of the same type, style .ni
weight If I build a freak boat at i
sail her across thwy will build a lighter
one here to best me. There is no sport
. Sir Thomas said if he built anoth -r
challenger, he would name her the
BASKETBALL GAMES WILL
START AT Y. M. C. A. XO . 5.
November 3 is the date set for the
opening of the Commercial league bas
ketball schedule at the Y. Ml C. A,
which means the opening of the bas
ketball season In El Paso. It is thought
that six teams will compose the league
this yar and already practice game
are starting before the teams are : -lected.
Physical director H. U Mitchell
has set aside three nights for lasket
ball, Tuesday. Thursday and Friday
FIGHTS 9CHHOXLKD 1 XEW YORK
New York. N. T., Oct. 14. Tbe fol
lowing 10 round boxing matches arc
scheduled for Greater New York
Oct. 18 Johnny Coulon vs Kid Wil
liams, bantams. Garden A. C
Nov. 7 Mike Gibbons vs Eddie Mc
Goorty. middles. Garden A. C.
BROWX GOES TO LOl ISVILLE.
Chicago, 111.. Oct 14. Mordecai
Brown, the three-fingered pitcher of
the Chicago Nationals, has been sold to