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WHOLESALE Grocer and Importer, 113 OVERLAND STREET, 25 0 ..TO.. 400 During Christmas Week. We will eeH all our stock st from 25 to 40 per cent. Reduction. This afforda an opportunity to get a nice Holiday present, at very small cost. SALE INCLUDES Bicycles for Ladies, Gentlemen, Children, Ladies' Bicycle Suits and Boots, Sweaters, Hose, Shoes, Lara pe, Saddles. Nothing reserved. Call and see for yourself. McCutcheon, SELELDOIST BLOCK. Washington Dining Hall. 209 EL PASO STREET, EL PASO, TfcXAS. BEST RESTAURANT IN CITY. LL THE DELICACIES OF THE SEASON. RHOULiAR, DITN"H3te, IS TO Q I3 OPEN DAY AND NIGHT YH1NOAOOPKOP3 "WOO MOO SI O. M CKR. SOMETHING NEW .YES; -A.I.I-i 3STETWH At Springer's. All of our old stock was burnt and must have new goods to take their places. T JH. BP tflZN Gr-EGR, Furniture, OrookeryA1,D Carpets Ban Antonio Street. HOUCK & DEITER, IMPORTERS and JOBBERS FINE WINES AND WHISKIES AGENTS for 220 El Paso St. Pine Merchant Tailoring, And Gents' Pnrnisbing Goods. 104 TO. PASO STREET. Gives the Highest Price FOR HOUSEHOLD GOODS AND SELLS AT THE LOWEST. Try Him 116 Oregon Street, J. R. McGIBBON, 309 El Paso Street, Opera House Block. N"ew and. Second-hand Furniture STOVES, ST. CLAIR STEEL RANGES, CROCKERY, LAMPS. - GLASSWARE, ETC. Refrigerators Cheap in Order to Close Out. EM .K80N& BERRIEN, Undertakers, 324 and 326 El Paso St. Phone 71. NEW D. PAUL FARQUHAR, Practical Hatter. Fall And Winter Millinery. J. 11 Hi LiA. 1 J3iO 1 London NoveltlaR. We solicit your dressmalcipg patronage, being prepared to render prompt and satls t ac ory ser rice. SPECIALTY Or ffEDDISO TKOC88EAO MR8.W. 8. 8TANDISH, M !Ha Building. Opposite Plaae. ti'ii EL PASO, TFXAS. REDUCTION D ape & Co, ELPASO, TH35C A.S WILLIAM J. LEHP BREWING CO., St. Louis, Moj PAB9T BREWING CO.. Milwaukee, Wis. El Paso, Texas. EL. PASO TSXA8 YORK HAT FACTORY Steam Dye Works. A 308 SAN ANTONIO ST EL K.-.SO, Silk. Soft and 5m iff Huts Cl aned, Ty d and Made Over IN THE LATEST STYLES, I hive a first-class Taiior who clean?, dyr s and precse-i Ladi-s' and Unit's cothing. Wll bloolc your H-tt I ile you wait. All work guaranteed. Tho progressive ladies of Wenitield. Ind., issued at -'Womsns's Edition" of the Westfieid News, bearing da'e of April 3, 1896. The- paper is filled with , matter of interest to w. men, and we notice the following from a correspon dent, which the edi'ors printed, rt a z int that It- treats upon a matter of vital importance to tbeir sex: '-The be?t rem- dy for croup, cold 4iid broccbi is that I have been able to find is Cham berlain's Couth Remedy. For family use it has no equal. I gladly recom mend It." 2o and 50 cent bottles for Bale oy all druggists, JUDGE L. E TUGE LEWIS E. M'COMAS, position of United -States senator I man, has long been prominent as a public man because of his career yj in congress and his subsequent serviee as justice of the supreme court of the D st-ict of Columbia. Judge McComas is a Marylander torn, ana was graduated from Dickinson college in I860. He studied la and was ad mitted zo tbe bar of Hage-stown in 1868 the forty-eiehth cougrrss and was several f Maryland, in which be lived. MEXICAN POSADAS. A HOLIDAY FROLIC IN WHICH THERE IS A TINGE OF ROMANCE. The Stranger Makes Gratifying- Pro gress With he Pretty Seiiorit. and ia Privileged to Stand under her Window and "Play Bear." T n Ka nno.floa la at. waalr T bave a numoeror Mexican irienas, ana very good friends they are, too, who were anxious that I should see a posa- da in a good family, a real po ada of the old-fasbionta style, Ana as tney nsisted that I sbouid go witb them, 1 wer t. Thev a'l asfced me how l lined the posadas, aod of course I had to tell beui that 1 was very mucn pieaeea with them, And I was. But there are hundred different ways of being pleased. I should like to tell you how was pjeasea ana at wuai i was pita-s- O&e of tbe principal reasons wby 1 went to tbe posuda (or rather the par ticular posada) s. perhaps, a piece of private history ;but then I can tell you, as I know that you will not let it go any farther. You see, tbere is a very pretty senorita lives in the house where the posada wa h"ld. Sheistbe sister of myvery particular friend Don . But there, it will not interest you to know his name. Well, I was vnry much interested xn the pretty senori'a, and I went with the intentioi of "'playing the bear" at her window. But tbe-e was a fellow there who peemed glued to that window. One day I went the-e at 8 in the evening, and I f cued tr at stupid fellow there. I made up my mind that I would stay there until ' he went away. I stayed there until 1 o'clock, and he was still tbere, and, what is more, he bad evidently no intention of gains' away. So I went away myself and left him there. I went back several times, but I always found that fellow slued to the window. Then I gave tbejmatter up in dispair, eo far as occupy ng the win dow was concerned; but I trade up my mind that I would eret inside and let him keep the window. So when my friend invited me to go to the posadas I looked upon him a my good aogel. Well, but there you are tireo of this little bit of private history. So let us talk of the posadas. Well. I went the first night the po sadas opened. I must confess I was n't very much interested in tne posaaa. i went there to see the senoritas. M-. What infinite care and pride a woman takes in her wedding: trousseau. How fine and fit every dainty gown and filmy bit of lingerie must be. But how about herself, her own fine and delicate physical organism ? Has this most important of all considerations been neglected ? Has she any weakness or ail ment which is going to unfit and incapaci tate her for happy marriage ? No woman is fit to marry who has any unhealthy condition of the special struc ture most intimately concerned in wifehood and motherhood. No modest reluctance should prevent her seeking immediate re lief from such troubles. There is no need of the mortifying examinations so detesta ble to sensitive-minded women. Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription is daily cur ing thousands of women of these troubles in the privacy of their homes. The Favorite Prescription " is the only proprietary remedy of its kind prepared by an educated, authorised physician. Tbere is hardly a case so obstinate that it will not completely and permanently cure. Mrs. Emma O. Clover, of Redkey, Jay Co., Indiana, in a letter to Dr. Pierce, says : ,rI can recommeud Dr. Pierce's Pavorite Prescription to anyone who suffers with any female disease. When I was in my teens I was always sick. I took your medicines before I was married, and now I am a well person. I am now twenty three. I have also taken Sr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery and ' Pleasant Pellets,' and can recommend them all." It is a druggist's business to sell you, not 0 tell you, what you, wanf, ' ' M'COMAS. who was elected Wednesday last to the to succeed Senator Arthur P. Gor- Judge MoComss was first elected to times returned from the sixth district friend came to my hous i for me and took me to his house. A'l the way the-e h talked of the be-ut in) tMngs that I would see, for he bad m tie up bis.mind to bave tbe finest pueiuia in the whole wa- d of the city in which he lived. I asked him if there were go ing to be any ladies there And he said yes, with an air of indifference, as much as to ssy that at such a po-ada as hs they would not omit any of the Incidentals, however nnimportaot they might te When we got out of the carriage at tbe great zasruan dror. we found a number of young men awaiting us all of whom were waith; to be introduce i to the young master ef tbe bouse. And among them was that fellow who used to hang around outside the senoritts'a window. My thermometer went sud denly down below zero. The patio was beautifully lighted up with electric lamps witb colored shades, . and Chinese lanterns. The p rtaloe were filled with beautiful flowers and tropical tree3 and foliage In the artificial light it all looked, like fairyland. In the patio played a beautiful fouctain from the center of which stared at me the grotesque bead of an Aztec warrior. 1 could not help thinking bow much that cowling head resembled that of that stupid fellow that used to bang around outside the senoritt's window. Soon we went inside.. Here every thing was lighted more brilliantly than the patio, if that were possible. My friend took me around and Intro duced me to the ladies, who were al seated on one side of the room, about as solemn and as much to their eat-e as though they were going to a funeral. They made me think of tbe bij- Aztec warriors who stand day in and day out on their high stooe pedestls on the Pas?o and never wink an eye. I shook bands with all the ladies, and they as sured me that they were my servants. I could not help thinking, as t went along that row of seooras and senori tas, of how many servants I would have when I got through with the formali ties of introduction By and by we came to la semrita. My friend intro duced me as his very good friend whom be was pleased to have know his sis ter. She assured me that it was a great honor to know me, that her housi was at my disposal and that she was my humblest servant. After such a greeting as that 1 wanted to et-p right there. But my fnetd dragged me on to an o'd lady who had a face much like tbe calendar store, and a complexion the color of a Nahuatl In dian. She also assured me she was my servant. After I bad been Introduced to everv one in tbe rrom we went and sat down on tbe side of th house opposite to the ladles. Mere we at for half an hmir. and no one said anything. In tha meantime all the new arrivals were passed in review be ore up, after which ne men toon tneir seats amne- us and the ladies went to the opposite side of tne nouse. roe ladies looked so gen tle that I could not help thinking of the biblical division of the sheep and the goats. Af er awhile the mui.ic began tnnlav and w all stood up and filed out ir.to tbe patio, where two or three servants nanded each of us a colored candle which we lighted. Then two children appeared on the scene w'tb a represen tation of Joseph and Mary and an an- ael m what lookt d like a forest. There was a burro, too, leading up aga'nst a tree. Thy e-e all dressed out in fes tive attire, and even the burro had a ?ilk ribbon a ound his neck. Josenh had on a Mexican sombrero and Marv was dressed in bilks and satin, and the ngel. as became his high station, was the most beau'ifully dres-ed of them ail I asked my friend in a whisper if they were going to the posadas too. He looked at me compassionately as much as to say, ' One can do nothing but pity such ignorance. " Soon we began to march around ths patioiand (up into the neighboring house, and up several stairs and from that down in a rack patio. Here we mf t a large pool of dirty water, around which we marched My friend ex plained tbar- we were representing the A'arderingof the h'lv family when they went up ti Jerusalem to be enroll ed in the censup. I askei him if the jool of water represented the Bla"k ea. And he gave roe another look hat md me wish I was going on my wanderings, too. Afte- we had wandered upstairs atd iownf-taira into patios and out again and through the neighbors' rooms, what seemed to me at leaet 100 times singing at the while in Latin iq an swer to some persons hid somewhere in the house, we came back in where we started from. There we found the door locked. We tried to get io, but it was no ut-e. Then some one conceived the hapoy idea of trying Latin on tho e of tbe inside. This operated like an open sesame, and the door at once flew wide b'wk. Then we went in, and every one began to sing as though they were very glad to meet us. After we had sung a little while we went out into the ptio again. thought we were going to wander once more. But we did not. instead, we collected around th3 paper image ( f an old mat that was about as ugly as tbe stock picture of Dante. Ji,very on seemed to be very much interested in him. I thought ttat it was proper that I should show a little interest my self. So I asked my friend, in a whit per, and in a half apologetic tor e, if that wera Judas Iscariot. He looked at me for a minute with a supplier ting- look that I shall never forget Ihen he sat down on the stone t-teps of h veranda like one who had lost all In terest in life. Just then every one began to lauth I looked around and I caw one of the young ladies with a handkerchief over ber eves and a oroomsncu in ner nana, Then one of the other ladistook her by the hand and led ber up and down tbe patio two or three times, arid turn ed her around until I thought that she m'-st b dizzy. Tnen she turned he loose. T;,e voung lady made a step or two foraru, and every one shouted at her, and gave her directions, and laughed at ber, until I thought they were all tryiDg to outshout one an- her. At last tbe toung lady got directly under tbe image of the old man. Then every one shouted "Pc gale." So I supposed that was the old fellow's name. Then tbe lady made a swipe, and missed the cgure, ana tney all laughed. After this a number or lames and gentlemen went through the same per fo mance. Every one seemed to be very anxious to have tbe old man bit, so 1 ao nos unaersiana wny thev put a handkerchief over the eyes of thote who tried to do tbe bi ting. Alter awhile a nine ieiiow wixn a nose 1 ke a Jew was blindfolded. I felt that if any one was caoable of do ne- up that hor tele old figure Be was that man. And I was not rnistaker. They led him around and around the oom, and nnatiy tney leu mm nea- be figure. He felt lis way akng the Bides of the wall with his stick until Le came to one of the pillars. Then he felt for another that was across the ay. Th figure was exactly between these. When he h-d cal- u aed bis isiance very accurately be raised his tick and struck deliberately out. He t the old fellow fair in all his length, and be flew into a thousand pieces (the old man not tbe Jew.) Suddenly, no one krows where they came from, the place was filled with a struggling mass of children, all scrambling for something on the floor of the patio. 1 asked so ire one what was tbe matter and he said, cacahuates." I did not know what that was. But did not like to show my ignorance, 60 said nothing. Aft r ajfew minutes or e of tbe boys, ho had been doing the biggest fight ing in the scramble, came up to me nd gae me a handful of peanut?. 1 sked him where be got them, and he told me that tbey had been inside the old man. Then I understood why the ew was so anxious to do "bim up. As the boy seemed to be very 'friendly, I thought that this was a good chance to get some information, so I asked him what th y called stne old man. hie said they railed him "Pinata." I ask ed him wby tbey all seemed to have a grudge against Pinata, and he said it was because be had peanuts in bim. Then I asked him if they bad a grudge against every one who had peanuts in him. He said he did not know. After we had all eaten the reanuts for which the children had fought, we went inside. Then we began to dance. My friend took me over and presented me to the senorita and told her that I was anxious to have the pleasure of a ance wuh her. It was s waltz. As we whirled around the room we talked b ut the posadas, and 1 to'd her my experience with the peanut man, and she laughed. When she laughed I looked at the stupid fellow who used to hane outside he-window, and I could see that be looked a black as a thunder- c'oud. The dancing went on until the early hours of tbe morning. It was unnecessary to say that the seno rita and roye'f became great friend?, and under tbe influence of ithe dancing and tbe good cheer we became very confidential. It- li her bow I baa stood across the way and watched the other fellow play the bear to her. She aught d as though it were all a good oke. But I must confess that I could not see exactly where the j"ke came n. I went to tbe posadas all last week and now I have a date to play the bear at the window of tbe senori ta. On the last night of the posadas very one of the entire assembly ask ed me what I tbotight of tbe posadas and the Mexican cus'oms, and I told tbem that I thought they were Al. And 1 meant It, too. Mexican Her ald Foil wed his Trail. Daimond D'.ck, tne ranger, had a bard rid after Lon Turner, who sto Albert Miller's torse and, buggy last Sunday. D ck was at Ysleta when he was no'ified that a horse and buggy had been s'olen in East El Paso. He al-o found out that the fellow had passed Yilera going towards Fort Han cock. Dick boarded the train for Fort Hancock and got ahead of Turner and there started horseback to Fa bens. At Fabenshe found that Turner had traded the horse and buggv off i and started horseback for El Paso I Di'k followed him to Ysle'a and came J on to El Paso, but Turner had gone to i Socorro wher he staid all nigbt. The next day Uick started out the White Oaks road and at We"lemoT's ranch he passed the fellow wbo had stopped there in a blinding srow storm. Dick had left a description of the roan with ! Captain Helm and when Turner rode I up to Helm's ranch be was placed I nr.der arrest and Deputy Sheriff Ten- ! h,yck went ouu and brought him in Diamond Dick rode nearly two hun- dred miles on the fe'low's trai' and t rode so fast that be got abead of Tur ner tbr-e times on the trip. Turner I was indicted yesterday for tbeft and : burg"ary. Papers Called For. Congressman J N. Stephens, of this dis'rict, has submitted a resolution to the 1" ouse requiring the secretary of s'ate 'o transmit to the house the pro ceeatngs oi the international commis sion authorized in tbe c -nenrrent reso lution of Apr' 1 29, 1890, and a subse quenr. international convention netwe-n the United States and Mexico of May 6, 1SU6. Tbe resolution also calls for-the cor rospondence relating thereto with Mex Dr. KING & CO., Expert Specialists. Special Doctors for Special Diseases FREUDENTHAU BLOCK. (Up Stairs) Cor. El Paso and San Franci'o Sts Consultation Free. EI Paso. Tex PAT A RDM We have.placed In our or. MODERN APPT.TATVTl'lfflS tny th TP1T1T. MENT of CATARRH, LUNG and BRONCHIAL isiBvttaetf. iy our innaiaiion process tne mea lcine comes In actttat. nnnrirT with t.hnrii. seased uarts and whnn nnr i ront.mpnt. la .a . rled out we odtuteb a CUBE In each case acepted for treatment. FFM Al P n QFAQPC . Wa treat TRIOITY, making the old way of instrumen tal exniina.r.io"S abs"L"TEL,y unnncessary. NERVOUS PROSTRATION. I-ECCORRHOKA. IKREGIJLARITIKS and Rtw nf Murium. ni such ailments readily disappear under our treatment Try our Home Treatment If not convenient to come to our onlce. Wr f 1 1 R r SPECIAL DISEASES of MEN, ft L uUnL Nervous Pebllitv. Despond ency In Young Men suttV rlnii from vouthful IRyj?,8' un-v ana urinary Diseases, PILES. ' HTRIflTITRf' 8- hv V.Iontrloitv jiPii DISE8TS, E,-55EM. film PniQllM Primary, Secan- -uvL I UIVJUI1 ft arv iid Tnrtlun OURED wi hout the useo' Mercury. XARITF 'or Symptom Blanks if livlne TV III I L. awilT frnm Htv. iuar npAso- fully treated through our perfect system of Mall Treatment. POPPLAJl BICYCLES. OPIiLAK PRICES. The best of everything is made of the best material, by the best workmen. You can't make good out of bad. Ask your expert friend; he will tell you that the Crawford Bicycles Are exactly th kind of Bicycle you ought to have at exactly the prce you ought to pay. CRAWFORD Gent's $ 60.00 ' Ladles' 60 00 " Gene's 35.00 " Ladles' .... 36 00 " Youths 30.00 " Hisses ... 30.00 " Bo8' 25 00 " Child's 20.00 Save your old TTmbre las and have tbem n ade new. Parts for repairs always in stock. Covers from 60 cents up to $3.00. Bicycles of mv own make, (nn cn seamless tubinp, improv- "J J OV y flush joints. Price Ul I w C. C. REES, 129 San . Francisco . Street. Consult free Dr. Re gister about the New Cure for Consumption, Bronchitis & Catarrh. Freudenthal Block. ico by the department of the interior. department of war and department of justice, as well as the department of state, relating to the equitable dis tribution of tbe waters of tbe Rio Grande river, iccludin tbe draft of an incomplete treaty between the govern ments mentioned, negotiated between Mr. Olney, on the part of this govern ment, and Mr. Romero, on the na-t of Mexico, and all the correspondence between the officials relating there to. February Weather. The following data, covering a oer- iod of 18 years, have been commled from tbe Weather Bureau records at El Paso, Tex. Month of February for 18 years. TEMPERATURE. Mean or normal temperature, 49 derees. The warmest month was tbat of 1890. witb an average of 52 degrees. The coldest month was that of 1895. with an average of 44 degrees. J.ne h gnest temperature was 82 degrees on 5th, 1890. The lowest temperature was 8 degrees on loih, 1895. Average dute on which first "kil ling'1 frost occurred in autumn Novem ber 13 th. Average date on which last "kil ling" frost occurred in spring March 27th. - Precipitation (rain and melted snow). Average for the month 0.38 inches. Average number of davs with .01 of an inch or more, 4. Tbe great-st monthly precipitation was 1.51 inches in 1S88. The least monthly precipitation was none in 1897. The greatest amount of precipitation recorded in any 24 consecutive hours was 1.10 inches on 21-22, 1888 ine greatest amount of snow fall re corded in any 24 consecutive hours (re cord extending to winter of 1884-5) was i.oincneson ZZ: less. CLOUDS AND WEATHER. Average number of clear davs. 15: partly cloudy days, 9; cloudy days, 4. WIND.; The prevailing winds have been from the NW. The h ghest velocity of the wind was 57 miles frrm the SW on 6, 1897. station: e;i Kaso. Tex. Pate of issue: Jan. 28, 1898. N. D. Lane, Observer Weather Bureau. Pure Hyg-enla Ioe. Made from distilled water. Ask your family physician or druggist as. 'o purity and healthfulness of our ice. Telephone No. 14 El, Paso Ice & Refrigerator C J. he Mexican Central railway has established in Mexico City a Bureau of Information which is prenared t furnish reliable data as to lands, their price, titles and resources, whether grazing, mineral or agricultural; about tne mm:ng inauiry; aoout the desir able locations for manufacturing en terprises. or any general Information relative to the resources of Mexico latent or developed. Address either: A. V. TEMPLE, Mfcr. Bureau of Information. Mexico City. O. A. Muller, Com'l Agent, El Paso Horace B. Stevens, Real Estate and Insur ance Agent. I Solicit Collection of Rents and make no charge for Advertising. FOR "SALE NORTH STANTON STREET, near Hildebraod residence, 2 lots; 8900. One-third rash. NORTH KANSAS STREET, 3 lota for $700 cash. TJPSOM AVENUE, between ; N. El Paso and Santa Fe Sts., 45 feet for $600: one-third rash. NORTH OREGON STREET, corner of tio lirande, laxl75. Room for 6 houses. CHEAP. MESA AVENUE, 2 lots, corner, for $700. IDAHO STREET. 3 lots at a sacrifice. BUSINESS CORNER, Mesa avenue ar d Texas street. 1 15x60 feet. A bar gain and terms to suit. 12 LOTS on San Antonio street facing Magoffin homestead. TWO LOTS on East Overland. Cheap. ONE LOT, near Mesa school. 60x120 feet on W st Overland street. BUSINESS PROPERTY, paying $70 per month, for $6,000. 94,500 will buy a row of houses paying $64 a month. MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS and a small cash payment will buy 7-room brick house, 1 16 Upeom Avenue. 614 N. OREGON STREET, brick house 5 rooms. Easy terms. 407 N. EL PASO STREET, 6 rooms, cheap. 409 N. EL PASO STREET, 7 rooms, brick. BRICK HOUSE of 5 rooms on North Stanton Street; southeast corner; a nleasant home. NEAR S. P. DEPOT, on N. Kansas Street. 5-room brick. GOOD PAYING LODGING HOUSE, 15 rooms. LARGE BRICK RESIDENCE, cen trally located. Suitable for fashion able boa -ding; I also write .Fire Insurance.. in BEST Companies at .LOWEST rates. Loan Money on City Property Insure you against A CCIDENT in the "Travelers." lorace B. Stevens, Real Estate and Insur- ance Agent. 2. CD CD a 3 03 at? EXT. WALT Makes the Weak Stronf D CHUNG, Imperial Chinese Herb Phy sician and Surgeon. He has graduated In the best medical col leges in China and America He is of great eminence and learning, having long exper ience in the imperial hospitals of Chlna.and practiced his profession in America for 10 years and cured thousands of stele and af flicted. He guarantees a core of al! diseases of men, women and children, no matter it others have failed to cure you Try DK HUNU, office 304 Han Antonio 8t El Paso, Texas. Napoleon J. Roy, The Fashionable Tailor. mum swf s - wposrre pnsrof no Aetna Bicycles. ..WHOLESALE DEPOT.. West Texas, New Mexico, C- ihuabua and Sonora, Mexico. Agents wanted. We do repairing. EL PASO CYCLE CO. Mesa Avenue.