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EL PASO, TEXAS, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1898.
Yankee Doodle. Father and I went down to camp Along with Captain floodin', And there we eaw the men and boys As thick as Hasty Puddin'. Yankee Doodle, keep it up, Yankee Doodle Dandy; Mind the music and the step And with the girls be handy. And there we see a thousand men, A r'ch an Squire David; And what they wasted every day I wish it could be saved. The 'lasses they eat evry day Would kep honse in winter. They hav so much that I'll be bound They eat it when they've mind ter. And there I see a swamping gun, Larcre as a losr of maple;. Upon a ripuced little cart, A load for father's cattle. And every time they shoot it off It takes a horn of Doder, And makes a noise lika fath er's gun. Only a nation louder. I went as pijfh to one myself As 'Slab, underpinning1 And father went as n'ph agin, I thought the deuce was in him. Cousin Simon grew po hold, I thought he would have cocked it; It scared me o I shrinked it off, And hung by father's pocket. And Cap'n Dis hd a gun, He kind of clapt his band on 't; And stuck a crocked stabbing iron Before the little end on 't. And there I see a' pumnkin shell As big as mother's basin. And every time they touched it off They scampered like the nation. I see a little barrel, too, The heads were made of leather; They knocked upon it with little clubs, And called the folks together. And there was CaD'n Washington, And great folks all about him; They sav he's grown so tarnal proud He will not ride without 'em. He got him on his meeting clothes, Upon a slapping stallion: He cat tbe world along in rows In hundreds and in millions. The flaming ribbons in his bat. They looked so taring fine, ah! I wanted dreadfully to get To give to my Jemima. I see another snarl of men A digging graves, they told me, So tarnl long, so tamal deep, They 'tended they should hold me. It seared me so I hooked it off, Nor stopped, as I rpmember; Nor turned about till I got home, Locked up in mother's chamber. 1! 4' 8 ami Buttons. Every day sees something new in belts. Those mnde of patent lenther are fetching with sprifg tailor-made gowns. The swellest a'-e made of half-inch strips of the leather plaited in a pretty design and fastened with a plain go'.d or silver harness buckle. Black is the favorite color, though tan is also popular, and so is brown. Morocco belts are fastened with large tortoise shell buckles, treated with ap plied tilver. They are stunning and look particularly well with cotton shirt waists Plainer belts of a'l eons are supplanting the jeweled girdless used so much to brigftten winter cos tumes. Bar pins are in again. Abojt 15 years ago nearly every woman owned a bar pin of one kind or anothe , and she who didn't, wanted one. This pin was very convenient and held the gown together at the neck more firmly than the more graceful and smaller brooch of fancy design that succeeded it. The resurr cied bar pin is some what sporty in design, the most fetch ing being a miniature coaching horn, riding crop or whip, a bunch of god 6ticks, or something suggesting out door sport. , Cuff buttons were never o cheap or pretty as they are now. This is well, for devott-es of the shirt wait regard the cuff button as a very important item. Linked buttons are used entire ly. The newest are made of silver or gold enameled in bright red, blue or green, and embellished with a floral or fancy design of precious stones or mock gems sunk in. It is possible to get very pretty sleeve bottons in silver and enamel for 50 cents a -pair, and then, again, it is possible to rnin a $100 bill in securing another pair. bt. i-.ouis Republic. ONE GIRL'S IDEAS. A contraband Inclosure. "What is the charge against the accused, ser geant?" "Conspiring to aid the enemy." "What is the specification?" "He was detected in the act of regis tering a letter to Cadiz containing a lump of hard coal." (Cleveland Plain Dealer. What a Young; Woman Thinks About Weather and War. The following letter was recently received by a friend in this city from a yourg woman who spent some time in El Paso cot loigago. She evident ly appreciates the charm of our won derful climate. New York City. Sunday evening, May 8, 1898. It is a curious fact that red-haired people are less apt to eo bald than those with other colored hair. My Dear It has cleared off! It has rained, and rained, and raiiod. almost ever since you were here, it seems to me. t ertainly for a week we have not seen the sun. Yes-erday it was miserable. Acd today it has been all day long a driving, drenching, pouring, heart breakingrain. I couldn't write; I couldn't read; I don't know why I should have fo't it so, but I did. And it came driving down as if there were no pity and no help and ii would never stop. But suddenly, just at sunset, a rainbow sbaft shot up against the clouds, the h-avy grayness in the north broke away, and 'he west flamed gorgeous crimson. And now I wish I eoufd go with you ac-oas the Stanton street bridge, and see it all reflected in tbu Hater: ten into the little church for evening prayer. It will be clear- tomorrow, I hope, acd hf-n we shall see the color in the app'e blossoms, which have looked only white under these gray skies. And then maybe my geo metry class will know something; and it may even be that their teacher will have energy enough to conduct a re spectable recitation. It is humiliating to have our sovereign independent selves quite so dependent on external cor ditions. But isn't it glorious news from Manila! And hasn't the country gone wild over Dewey's dU patch, coming alter these days of suspense, with so muuh better news than any one dared hope. How did be ever do it, with his ships uninjured, no men lost, the Spanish fleet annihilated, and all with out even a sioglo nattleship at his com mand. Do you suppose the whole Lavy, and the whole army, and the whole country for that matter, are full of men waiting only the ne-d and tne opportunity to do deeds like that? It makes one realize that the days of great deeds are not yet done. Only I can't help thinking of the other side too of the hundreds of Spanish sailors wounded in Manila harbor, or those others under the waters of Manila bay, of the women who waited to hear news from them, of all the awful desolation this war must add. Great and splendid and glorious as it is, it is still inhuman; and it is humiliating that in this age, after ' two thousand years of Christ's civilization, the only way for a great nation to being peace on earth is to kill some hundreds or thousands of tbe piople of another na tion who need, one would think, bread and education instead of gunpowder. If Admiral Sampson meets the Span ish fleet tomorrow off Porto Rico, I hope the action will be as great and decisive as Dewey's Surely ore more such battle will "appease the Spanish honor" and bring speedy peace. Everybody here has been making fun of the Seventh regiment; surely its day of glory and great parades is over. From the business men on the ferry boats to the small boys on the streets, nobody ban a good wc-d for tbe Seventh. Of tOOT membere.l0t3 refused to enlist under the president's call for volunteers, owing presumably to the possibility that they might not be able to keep their local organization. They refused even to eolist as individuals. I thought j ou might be interested in a fow of tbe gentlest remarks I have heard about them. And this week Brooklyn's 13th nas done the i-ame thing, except one company I believe, whicn. to it honor be it said, remain ed at Hempstead t.nd formally entered the United Sta'.ts- st;rvico. Here are a few of tbe kind things about the Seventh: "Did you know the 7th had been ordered down to the Battery?" "No why? Are Spanish ships -expected?" 'Oh, no; they 've gone to keep the Spanish mackerel out." Nextdiy the order was changed: "Why is the Seventh doing patrol duty on Fifth avenue?" "To lrok out for the big guns, of course." i Now it runs. "Have you heard the latest? the Seventh, has been quirter- 1 ed in Central Parle, to keep the trees from leaving." i Goodbye. CHICKAMAUGA. I. AUTUMN, 1803. From shuddering trees the painted leaves Strew redder dyes of crimson sod; And brave men lie in ghastly sheaves, As whirled there by the wrath of God. Grav vapors hum with wings of death, Whose roll call speeds its fierce alarms; And life sighs, "Here!" with parting breath Where bleeding thousands ground their arms. For brothers face each other's steel, iiGrim suitors in the last appeal. II. SPRING, 1898. From laughing leas the bugles sing, More shrill than bird to nesting mate. O'er tented slopes the war notes ring, And time again the tramp of fate. Bright oriflamme of liberty, Our bannered blazon flaunts the sky. And hails the "sun-burst" in the sea, A gallant people's aneuished cry. Now brothers touch in common weal To rigbt that foreign wrong with steel. G. T. Ferris in Harper's Weekly. A TRAIN OF HARD TACK. Dewey's idea of starving the Span iards of Manila into subjection is not sanctioned by the curhe-stone orators ' of El Paso. They contend that Dewey ! cannot starve the soldiers without starving innocent inhabitants. It is certain that the soldiers will not starve as long as there is anything to eat in Manila, and when tbe supply of food is consumed the guilty and the innocent alike must starve. Billy McKinley's First Horse. A correspondent of "The Philadel phia Inquirer'' t-lls this story: "I re member Webb Hay 69 once telling 00" a delicious story about the President's ; first appearance on horseback. The ; Hayes boys were younger, of course, ' than young McKinley, but had that i feeling of jealousy that bright hoys of ten or twelve sometimes evince toward ! lads barelv our of their teens. 'Wil-j liam McKinley had been promoted,' said Webb Hayes, 'and was to make his first appearence on horseback. We boys were with father in West Virgi nia, and as the yo'i'ng second lieuten ant, in rather ridiculous-looking nag with a bobbed tail, I remember my brother and I getting behind some trees and maliciously yelling: " 'Billy McKinley on a bobtail horse.' " The "life tree" of Jamaica grows and thrives for months after being up rooted and exposed to the sun. He Force of Habit. "Poor Nivins! can't forget his early ways." "I beard some one say he handled golf sticks as if they were pickaxes." "Worse than that. Lt him have his stick in the air for a stroke and he'll drop it if the noon whistle blows. Cincinnati Enquirer. One Million, One Hundred and Twenty Thousand Tough Biscuit Sent to Tampa From the Atlanta Constitution. A train load of hard tack, made in Atlanta factories, was shipped from here to Tampa yesterday for the army which is to invade Cuba tomorrow. The government, in its contract, sti pulated that the bread for the troops nt Tampa be ready there by today. This in itself signifies thht the inva sion is to be made tomorrow. Eighty thousandt pounds of the hard tack was sent from this city. Block's candy and cracker factory and Lewis's cracker factory made the hard tack for tbe soldiers and the government of ficials said it was as good as any they had ever eaten. Tbe order for the crackers was at first for 60.000 pounds, but it wa' increased to 80,000 to meet the demand of the troops. Hard tack is a tough cracker - in 6hape exactly similar to a large soda cracker. The tacks are cut with the soda cracker molds and are tbe same e'.ze, with tbe exception that they fare much thicker. They have the little indentations and perforations which mark the soda crackers and cannot be told from a common cracker until tasted. One million, one hundred and twenty thousand of the tough lit'le biscuits e-e made here Sundayacd yesterday, j It takes fourteen of the crackers to weigh a pound, and 80,000 pounds were made. About twenty of the crackers are served to each of the men every day, and, considering the fact that they are solid, they make three good meals. The hard tack is only used to a large extent upon invasion mirohes and like excursions. Always when a campaign of active fighting begins the troops are well supplied with the tack, so that they may have bread ready cooked. The large sum supply of hard tack sent to Tampa makes it certain that the troops there are ready to in vade Cuba, for unless an invasion was contemplated tbe immense supply would not have been sent. In Germany 60,000 workmen were em ployed in bicycle factories in 1886 This does not include those making on ly separate parts, such as rubber tires, etc., who would probably bring the number up to 100,000. Alexandria possesses the largest ar tificial harbor in the world. The Mormon colonies in Northern Mexico are to be connected by tele ppone lines. Subra trine Mines. The simplest form of an anchored torpedo or mine is the contact mine, which consists of an iron case contain iag the explosive charge. If a ship hits one of the several projecting firing pins, a percession cap is exploded, which explodes the mine. Stationary torpedoes or buoyant mines are anchored near the bottom in deep water by a device which allow them to be electrically released at the proper time to rise to the surface be neath the hostile ship. In the observation mine two wires lead to the shore. The coming of a vessel aboutithe mine causes a bell to be rung or an electric light to be lighted on shore, which informs tbe operator there that it is. time to touch the button causing the mine to explode. Exchange. France's Interest in Spain. There is material reason for French r-ympathy with Spain. Tbe London correspondent of the New York- Finan cial Chronicle writes under date of the 0th instant: "It is estimated that French investments in Spain are not . less than four milliards, or 160,000, 000 00, 000, 000). The bankruptcy : of the Spainish government, followed, probably by a further great depre--. ciation of the paper money ' and wide' spread failures in commercial and fi nancial circles, would inflict terrible losses upon French Investors.". One of the puzzles of the time, says this cor respondent, is how Spain can go on paying th" interest on ber debt while defraying the cost of the Cuban and Philippine operations. Springfield Republican. The Bicycle Oiling Industry. Bicycle oiling has become a profit able industry in and round Paris. The "graisseurs pour bicyclettes," as they are called, are, more eorrectly speaking, oilers, and usually post themselves at the bottoms of hills. When a bicyclist approaches . they of fer to oil his machine before he makes the ascent of one of the sloes at Suresnes or St. Cloud, for instance. They are also dotted along the level roads, ready for custom, and contrive to earn a fair share of the money by tbe end of the day. The oilers are rhief ly elderly men, but not a few lazy youths have joined their ranks, and compete with them in a petty industry which is sometimes lucrative. Ex change. There are 230 glaciers in the Alps said to be over five miles in length. Almost all the camphor used by the world comes from Japan and Formosa. MQOOOOOOOOOO0kH a i EL PASO'S ....HEA-DQURTERS.... IMPORTANT. 23 We find in looking over out stock that we are LARGELY OVERSTOCKED in most all lines. We must have room. Now, to TO COME RIGHT TO THE POINT, we would rather make you a special price oh what you want than to pay rent on ex tra warehouse room for this overplus. You See the Point? Now come and see us, let your wants be known and we will give you anything in our stock at about YOUR OWN PRICE. line. This is nj fake sale, remember, but a big cut all along the We mustcloie out our REFRIGERATORS at all hazzards. We MEAN BUSINESS, so you needn't look any further. B. Crawford, Prop. J. E. Crawford, Mgr. THE PEOPLE'S FRIEND, El Paso Furniture Co. !' I Wj I'lS-l w w" lit? i I Wl !.!'. I iw"l I i l -&?.! w . Wi j w MS. II wi I ! 'A I i ! W hi" i i o". '(. 'ii?: Housekeeping Made Easy. Your wife's burdens will be lightier, and that they should be every good husband must admit. Then the first thing to do is to buy her one of our Majestic, Superior or St. Clair Steel Ranges A large consignment of which have just been opened up and are now dis played. Every one knows we lead in this class of goods, so we will advise you no further, but once more call your attention to ; SCREEN DOORS AND WlNDOWSz For comfort throughout the summer season. We have just received a large number. Buy while you need them, while they're cheap while we have them. PLUMBING. GAS AND STEAM FITTING. With a greatly increased stock, a competent force of skilled workmen and prompt service, we are better able than ever prepared to satisfy your wants in this particular departments Special attention given to jobbing. Promptly, Reasonably, Skillfully. Tanner-Pennebaker Hardware Company, Successors to C. C. TANNER & BR0. s l i i Hi iC VAN BLA BLOCK, -CORN Kit- 1. Mesa Avenue & Texas Stre t. 23 RCOM