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EL PASO ROUTE
rcxas and Pacific Railway
we CA CT we
h.9aW I RUN
The Night (Express leaves El Paso daily at 6:50 p. m.
Mountain Time, solid vestibuled train through to
New Orleans, Shreveport and St. Louis, without
change. Carries through sleepers Los Angeles to St.
Louis, Shreveport, New Orleans and intermediate
points. Direct connections made for all points North,
East and Southeast. Ask your local agent for sched
ules, rates and other information, or address
R. W. CURTIS,
Southwestern nsscngcr Agent,
EL PASO. TEXAS.
L. G. LEONARD,
Traveling Passenger Agent,
EL PASO. TEXAS.
E. P. TURNER,
Gen. Passenger and Ticket Agent,
NO TROUBLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS
THE TVCUMCARI NEWS.
SI .50 THE m YEAR.
PROMPT ATTENTION GIVEN TO ALL ORDERS.
Commercial Stationery a. Specialty.
RUSH ORDERS RUSHED.
SomptliliiK Jri Addition.
A (icniiun grocer, newly arrived In
New Orleans, opened up a downtown
establishment Ho got along fairly
well for awhile, but soon all Ills cus
tomers ceased coming.
Meeting out! of them on the. street ono
day he inquired the eauso:
"Because you don't give lagnlappe,"
was the curt reply.
"But what is dot lagnlappe?" lie per
sisted. "Oil, slinily a custom here. When
one buys anything at a grocoiy store
the clerk or proprietor usually gives
lagnlappe - that Is, a little something in
"Ooh, dot Is it, ehV" replied the grocer
relloetlvcly and went ids way.
The next customer who came in was
served by him in person.
After the package was tied and hand
ed over the counter the grocer said
"What la der sum of sixteen hundert
tint forty-seven tint eighteen hundert
"Why, whatever do you moan?" cried
the astonished purchaser.
"Why, dot's your lagnlappe a leotlo
something in addition, nlndt Id?"
The grocer shop closed tho following
week. New Orleans Times-Democrat.
Library Doolc Thleven.
"No public library Is safe from book
thieves. In tho big libraries they have
Bpotters to watch men who ask for
rare editions, but in the small libraries
we must depend on the girls employed
who happen to detect a thief by
chance. If possible wo catch tho book
thief before he readies the door and
ask him if lie has not forgotten to have
the volume checked off at the registry
desk. If he is an oid hand he says:
' 'I have forgotten my card, but I
will bring it around tomorrow.'
"lie hands back tho book and disap
pears to reappear In that particular li
brary no more for many months. Tho
majority of book thieves do not steal
novels. They go after works of refer
ence, almanacs, year books and such
things, that most of them probably
need In their business, but cannot af
ford to buy. That Is why such vol
umes are nailed down in many libra
ries. I have actually known a woman
to get away with a city directory un
der her cloak." New York Tress.
KntlvcM of (lie Snn II Inn Coant.
Tho natives of tho San Bias coast,
part of the western coast of South
America, have many peculiar customs.
Tho Indian boy after his marriage be
comes the slave of his father-in-law
and must submit In all things to his
will until emancipated by his own
daughter's marriage, when ho sets
up his own homo and becomes thence
forth master of his son-in-law. Tho
men nro very Jealous of their women,
and In case of war or other grave
danger their first step is to kill their
wives and children. They believe
dreams and Insanity to bo tho work of
evil spirits, and tho dreamer upon toll
ing his dream Is killed. Tho Insane
are burned alivo. They allow no for
eigner to sleep in ono of their villages.
Plant a. Tree.
When eating a good pear or apple
save the seeds and plant them either In
a Mower pot, where they will germi
nate before long, or else directly In tho
garden, when they will come up next
spring. To prevent their loss the place
must bo covered as a mark. It takes
a number of years before they bear
fruit, but to see the progress of growth
from year to year Is always interest
ing. People often think It Is not worth
while for them to piant trees. They
will not live to have fruit of them and
so neglect It entirely. But somo ono
will enjoy tho harvest. It Is Just the
Individual egotism which causes so
much uuhnppiness and affects all
clasHcs of society in many ways.
Didn't Know Hymen.
Nordy Lots of people nro getting
married nowadays. Butts- Yes. Hy
men Is doing a nourishing business.
Nordy Wh- ho sell? Carpets and
house furnishings? Louisville Courier-Journal.
For n Slinve le Iitixe.
"Let me give you a tip for which 1
think you will be grateful," Hiild a lo
cal barber in one of the downtown
shops the other day. "Always main
tain a pleasant feeling and a slight
smile if possible when in a barber's
chair for the purpose of being shaved.
When tho face Is in a smile and the
muscles are relaxed It Is very much
easier for the barber to run over it
with a razor. Tills is especially appli
cable to persons who have a tough and
wiry beard." Washington Star.
A Mean Trick.
A Huntsvillo man has a book on the
cover of which Is a picture of a man
yawning. Whenever his wife begins to
lecture him he gets out the book and
reads it In front of her. She sees the
picturo and has to stop talking to
yawn. Finally she becomes too tired
to talk. Kansas City Star.
The Snubbed One.
Ho (reading about the latest society
wedding) -They have a lot to say about
what tho bride wears, but they have
nothing to say about tho poor bride
groom. She They have no need to,
becauso it is n well known fact that he
usually wears a worried look. Boston
No Ccenntoii For Alarm.
rercy Moneybags (who is eloping
with Deacon l'oorman's daughter)
Darling, what If your father should
overtake us? She Don't worry about
that, Percy. Pa has gone ahead to
havo the preacher In readiness. Chi
"Let's hide In the workbasket," said
the mischievous garter to tho fun lov
"Not by a long shot," replied the lisle
thread. "I'll be darned If I do." Town
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