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The real champion of the world In
uch affairs seems to be Gov. Culber
son of Texas.
Chinese warriors have put in opera
tion a convenient and economical
method of disposing of prisoners cap
tured in combat. They eat them.
Europe and not England Is the
mother country of America. Before
the Venezuela trouble is over with all
Englishmen will be thoroughly con
vinced on this point.
The postmaster at Dunneilon, Fla.,
has taken all of the government funds
and gone to Cuba to help the patriots.
The oaty way to get him is to annex
the island.
When we read that a street car was
held up by highwaymen in Chicago we
must remember that quite possibly
there was not a house within five miles
of the scene of the outrage.
It is ominous that the very day that
Uncle Sam told John Bull he could not
grab any more Venezuelan territory,
the American pugilist, Charles Mc
Keever, defeated Arthur Valentine, the
English lightweight champion.
Myrtle Donivan, a Kentucky girl, it
is said, has two fully developed and
totally different faces, although she has
but one pair of ears, and teeth in only
one mouth. She is regarded as a great
freak, but the Kentuckians evidently
never saw a Chicago politician. He not
only has two faces, but he had double
features all around, including tongue
and ears. He has before and after elec
tion features also, and faces both ways.
A Poughkeepsie, N. Y., prohibition
paper was the victim of a printer's
malice or stupidity last week. In an
announcement of a meeting of the "W.
W. Smith Campaign Club," in flaring
letters the line appeared the "W. W.
Smith Champagne Club." The blunder
was discovered before the papers were
distributed and the entire edition
burned. This proceeding hasn't
thrown any cold water on Mr. Smith's
The Belcher-Gross feud has broken
out in earnest near Harlan Courthouse,
Ky. Sampson Brock was shot from am
bush and killed on Straight creek,
Saturday by some of the Belchers. In
the last three months nine or ten men
of either side have met death in like
manner. If Kentucky could only belch
all the gross matter out of her anatomy
that causes these cowardly feuds she
would feel a great deal better and get
rid of a lot of rubbish at the same time.
Experiments have been made in Aus
tria to test the likelihood of a war bal
loon being hit when fired at. A cap
tive balloon at an altitude of about
4,265 feet was fired at from a distance of
4,400 yards, and was struck nine times
without being brought down. In a sec
ond trial a captive balloon, at a heighth
of about 2,625 feet, was fired at from
5,500 yards distance A violent wind,
causing the balloon to plunge a good
deal, rendered the aim very difficult,
and the balloon was not brought down
until the fifty-sixth round.
The report of the British consul-general
at Frankfort on the trade of Ger
many states that the German mercan
tile marine has now far outdistanced
its French rival notwithstanding the
special encouragements given to the
latter. It appears that the German fleet
of steamers, which in 1888 was still be
hind the French now reaches a total
of 860,000 tons, the French being only
466,000 tons and the North American
464,000 tons. The English commercial
fleet registered 9,585,000 tons and the
German commercial fleet 1,485,000 tons
in July, 1894, so that Germany, although
second to England, is still far behind
her. The consul-general adds that the
German shipbuilding trade is making
considerable progress, though not to the
same extent as the English.
The Trans-Baikal section of the Si
berian Railway Is now completed. The
original plans for this railway were
abandoned owing to the fact that they
would have necessitated the carrying
of the line to an elevation of 3,000 feet
above the sea through arid districts
where but few settlers could make a
livelihood. A more southern route has
now been adopted, which, though con
siderably longer, will run by four of the
principal rivers, through regions rich
in salt, soda, silver, copper, iron, lead
and gold, and In which many mines
have been opened out. Some 750 miles
of the Siberian railway are open for
traffic, viz., Chelablnsk to Omsk, in the
west, 500 miles, and Vladivostock to
Grafskaja, In the east, 250 miles. Thus
Omsk is placed in direct communication
with Moscow and St. Petersburg. Of
the total length of 6,000 miles from St.
Petersburg to Vladivostock, about 3,700
miles have still to be completed.
fiaracery of Some People Wo Cal
Theraelve Civilized.
The savagery of savages is as noth
ing to the savagery of some creatures
who are brought up in civilized com
munities and call themselves civilized
also. We have few records of In
dlana or Zulus wantonly destroying
pictures or books or statuary unless
they thought them "bad medicine" and
held devils. Yet, how far could one of :
our city thugs and loafers be trusted
In the presence of a work of art or a
thing of beauty? It seems to be a sort I
of instinct with him to throw a stone j
whenever he sees flowers or ornaments,
or to pull out a knife and hack at them.
or to upset or scratch or injure them. !
In a certain blind and brute way per
haps his conduct gives him a flatter
ing sense of power. He cannot make
anything useful or beautiful himself,
but he can destroy it. The only way
to cure these vandals appears to be
either to educate them early or drown j
them. Drowning is the least expen- !
slve, but there is a public prejudice
against it, so for a few centuries we j
must expect to see our public buildings
defaced, our metal work bent and '
scratched, our plate glass broken, our
street lights shattered, our pictures J
jabbed with canes and umbrellas, our
mirrors marked with initials carved by j
diamond rings, our rugs and carpets
and wood work spat upon, our walls
scribbled with names, our streets made
depositories of filth and our books torn j
and dog-eared; for it takes a long time
to cure a vandal of his vandalism. One
needs to begin with his father. There
is so close a relation between the wan
tonness of the destroyer and the dark
er deeds of the criminal that perhaps
we are justified in keeping a suspicious
watch on any man, woman or child who
will destroy plants, books and pictures ;
or throw stones at helpless animals.
The excessive aggression that mutilates
and makes ugly will trespass on others'
enjoyments, rights and properties with '
but little more development. This is
seen particularly in the case of bur- !
glars. These fellows, not content with j
stripping a house of all they can get, )
not infrequently destroy what they j
cannot carry away. They burn papers,
tear paintings from their frames, j
smash furniture, break glass and other- I
wise act like incarnate fiends. It might !
not be a bad idea in case of the cap
ture of these men to impose sentences
graded to accord with the amount of
damage they had worked. It would
make others of their tribe a little more
considerate perhaps. On general
principles these wanton destroyers
should go to prison, anyway. Ex.
He Needs the Aid of a Firm and 0 aid
ing Hand.
The boy of 17 has reached a danger
ous age. Not merely because he has
left the sheltering innocence of child
hood, and must meet the temptations
that every youth must sometimes face.
The trouble is that he too often knows
so much that his elders can teach him
little. He feels prepared to settle all
the questions of ethics or statesman
ship off hand. I recall the anecdote of
that young law student, to whom the
Judge before whom he was being ex
amined for admission to the bar stated
a legal case, and asked him how it
should be decided.
Without a moment's hesitation the
young man disposed of it then and
there. "There can be only one de
cision to it," he added pompously.
"No man who is posted in common law
could hesitate for a moment."
"Perhaps not," said the old judge
thoughtfully. "Only it caused a disa
greement among the judges of the
United States Supreme Court when it
came up before them. I am glad, how
ever, to find that It is so easily dis
posed of."
At 17 the young man has courage be
yond knowledge, and in his enthusiasm
is ready to undertake adventures from
which he would shrink in his later
years. He Is usually a loveable crea
ture, withal, and even In these days
of gray hairs I can never meet him in
his Joyous enthusiasm and cheerful
view of things without an Impulse to
slap him on the back and give him God
speed In his happy jaunt toward the
unknown future.
I am not of those who would deny to
youth the natural pleasures that be
long to his time of life. But when ho
forgets the duties that have been en
trusted to him, or belittles their de
mands upon him, because he is set
upon having "a good time," he stands
in great danger of his future and
needs the aid of a firm and guiding
Economy is half the battle of life;
it Is not so hard to earn money as to
spend it well. Spurgcon.
Insuring Consumptives.
Cincinnati, Oct. 21.-(Special.)-Re-ports
say that a leading life insurance
company Is accepting risks to the
amount of $300,000 on lives of con
sumptives taking the Amick Chemical
Treatment for lung disease. The
Amlck Chemical company, of Cincin
nati, is actually paying the premiums
on this Insurance and presenting pol
icies to their patients. This company
claims to have the most complete sta
tistics on coasumptlon In the world,
and that these risks are good, provid
ing the patients take a course of the
Freaks of Various Klndi Not to Ba
Seen In the Museums.
There is a man in Missouri whose
feet are so large that he has to put his
trousers on over his head.
A Kentucky shoemaker, for the sake
of economy, has his sign painted thus:
A West Virginia man is so peculiarly
affected by riding on a train that he has
to chain himself to a seat to prevent his
jumping out of the car window.
People in Madison county, Ky.. who
have paid their taxes are entitled to be
married free by the sheriff.
An Illinois farmer owns a hen which
lays twin eggs every day.
Geigersville, Ky., is the birthplace of
a boy who was an inveterate tobacco
chewer before he was a year old.
An Alabama father has taught all
his children to read with their books
upside down.
A Mississippi woman, who chews to
bacco and drinks whisky, thinks that
women have all the "rights" they need.
A Minnesota girl of 15 can distinguish
no color, everything being white to her,
and she is compelled to wear dark
glasses to protect her eyes from the
Young Darling killed a man in Wash
ington county, Ky., the other day, and
Love Divine stole a wagon load of tools
in Fayette county.
The servants in a school for girls in
Connecticut, while cleaning up the
rooms after the school closed, discov
ered 3,678 wads of chewing gum stuck
about in various places.
A Florida negro is growing fat on
snake steaks.
One county in Pennsylvania has con
tributed two members to congress, two
to the state senate and two convicts to
the penitentiary.
A Mississippi river steamboat rousta
bout drinks a half gallon of whisky
every day.
A South Carolina widow became her
own mother-in-law recently. That is
to say, she is now the wife of her hus
band's father.
A New Hampshire girl of 23 never
tasted hot bread until three weeks ago,
when she stopped with friends at a
Boston hotel.
A dude in Philadelphia was turned
out of the club to which he belonged
because he paid his tailor's bill two days
after he got his clothes.
An Idaho school teacher enforces
obedience with a revolver.
A Baptist preacher in Georgia re
fuses to baptize except In running
An Arkansas hunter has a hound
that will catch his tail in his teeth and
roll down a hill faster than any other
hound in the pack can run.
A Maine mother has an old slipper,
still in use, which has spanked six gen
erations of her family.
Michigan has a man who is so fat
that he can't fall down hard enough to
hurt himself. He is known as the hu
man spheroid.
A Deleware peach grower has found
an apple with fuzz on it growing on a
peach tree.
An Indiana calf, now two months
old, has hoofs like a horse.
A Chicago man paid his first visit to
St. Louis in July, and he liked it so well
that he has gone there to live.
A Texas preacher threw a Bible at a
deacon who started to run away with
the collection, and knocked him down
the front steps of the church, breaking
his leg in two places.
Darks That Won't Swim.
Boston Journal. Many things are
said to be as natural as that ducks
take to water. But a writer in a
French magazine tells of ducks that
actually hated water. There were
three of them, and they had lived soma
years In Paris, where they had a small
basin and their daily bath. Their own
er finally took them to the country to
live beside a fine lake, thinking it the
Ideal place for the amphibious. What
was his surprise, on putting them into
the lake, to see them Instantly
scramble ashore and waddle Indian file
to a neighboring stable, whence they
never came out save to feed. Never
could they be induced to remain in the
water save by force or fear, and when
there they always drew close together,
so as to occupy no more space than
their bath basin in Paris. They were
thoroughly afraid of the lake, and they
never became used to it. In Picardy,
it seems, young ducks are often kept
from the water in order to protect them
from water rats and prevent them from
eating things that might injure their
flavor when they appear upon the table.
Ducks thus brought up until their full
growth of feathers is acquired refuse
to enter the water, and, if forced in,
sometimes drown. After all, what does
Instinct amount to?
On a Roof Garden.
She (dreamily): "Meyerbeer always
brings such sweet recollections to me."
He (from Cincinnati): "I never feel any
effects from it, but if I take Rhine wine
it goes to my head."
The Color-nearer.
Whene'er this man was angry
He patriotic grew;
His face got red, he then turned white,
And made the air look blue.
Practices in H State, Territorial
and Federal Courts.
Farmington, - New Mexico,
Attorney at Law,
Farmington, New Mexico-
Farmington, - New Mexico.
Aztec, - - New Mexico.
Mapping and platting of all kinds
promptly done.
Farmington, - - New Mexicc
The Commercial Hotel
T. F. Burgess, Proprietor
Durango. - Colorado
First class word done. . . .
Leave orders at P. O. at Farmington.
F. B. ALLEN, Proprietor.
Farmington, New Mexico,
Good Rigs and Saddle Horses constant
ly on hand.
Feed and Sale Stable and Corral in con
nection. SAM J. HOOD,
Manufacturer of
and Dealor in
Rough and Dressed Lumber.
Shingles, Lath and
Fruit Box material.
Mills and yard nine miles East of Du
rango. P. O. address, box 120,
Durango, - Colo.
The First National Bank
, Established 1881.
f raiU 111 KAyJilAi - pu,vwvwv
Surplus fund - 10,000.00
OFFICERS: A. P. Camp, Preaident; John L.
McNeil, V. P. ; Wm. P. Vaile, Caahier.
for first Glass uorK
Impormg Teilor
He employs none but first class tailors
to do his work.
Mail orders promptly attended to. . . .
BOX 553. Durango, Colo.
Cornice and Sheet Metal Works
Galvanized Iron
7 AND.,- v
Copper Cornices.
Patent Iron Skylights. Tin Roofing.
Mail orders solicited, gl
3d door below Strater hotel,
Santa Fe Route.
, TO
Through Pullman Sleepers
Without Change.
See that your tickets read via this line.
Agents of the company will furnish
time tables on application.
Topeka, Kansas.
E. ( 'UPLAND, General Agent,
El Paso, Texas.
Atlantic & Pacific R, H.
(Western Division)
ALIU QI KUQUB-A. T. A. F. R. R. for
nil points east and soutli.
ASH FORK Santa Fe, Present t & Phoenix
railway for points In central and southern
Arl 7.01m.
BLAKE Nevada Southern railway tor Manvel
and connection with stage lines for Vander-
bilt and mining districts north.
BARSTOW-Southern California railway for
Los Angeles, San Diego and other California
MOJAVF.-Southern pjaclfic Company for
San Francisco, Sacramento and other
Northern Cnllforuian points.
Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars.
Sleeping car passengers between San Fran
cisco, Los Angeles or San Diego and Chica
go do not have to change cars.
The Atlantic & Pacific Railroad,
The Great Middle Route across the American
Continent in connection with the railways of
"Santa Fe Route."
Liberal Management,
Superior Facilities,
Picturesque Scenery,
Excellent Accommodation.
The Grand Canon of tho Colorado, the most
snblime of ne turn's work on tho earth, inde
scribable, can easily bo reached via Flagstaff,
Williams or Beach Springs, on this road. To
the Natural Bridge of Arizona and Montezuma's
Well you can journey most directly by this line.
Observe the ancient Indian civilization of La
guna, or of Acoma, "Tho City of the Sky." Vis
it the petrified forest near Carrizo. Sea and
marvel at the freak of Canon Diablo. Take a
hunting trip in the magnificent pine forests of
the San Francisco mountains. Find interest in
tho ruins of the prehistoric Cave and Cliff
Dwellers. View tho longest cantilever bridge
in America across the Colorudo river.
General Pass. Agt., Asst.Gcn.Pass.Agt
Los Angeles. Cal. Ban Frauclsco.Cal.
H. S. VAN SLYOK, GenM Agt.,
Albuquerque, N. M.
Amies treatment.

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