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EL PASO DAILY HERALD, TUESDAY, DECEMBER II, 1900.
Link and Pin. j SOFT COAL IN THE WEST. The soft coal question will no longer mrirnt the minds of the western raii- vav magnates. The uncovering of vast beds of lignite coal along the Mis souri river assures the present genera tion at Ifast that their demands can be filled. The discovery of thousands of acres of anthracite in the Cascade mountain range relieves the minds of those interested, and does away wnn ail noKhihilitv of a famine. The trans continental and other lines that reach these fields will be immensely benefit ted by the development of mines. BAGGAG EM ASTER DEAD. Passengers on the G. H. passenger train this morning reported that a baggagemaster of the G. H. at San An tonio died suddenly yesterday morning. It is not known here wnether the de ceased was the baggage master at the station in San Antonio or a baggage man that ran out of that city on the railroad. Acquaintances of G. J. Kem, the baggage master at the G. H. sta tion in San Antonio, think he is the man. He was aoout sixty years of age and had been with the company at that Dlace many years. His friends here have some hopes that it is not Mr. Kent, but the report causes them to fear that it is. STEADY IMPROVKMENTS. The increasing traffic across the North River, has caused the Central Railroad of New Jersey to build two steel ferry boats, with double decks and double enders. The company is also having 25 additional passenger car and 2.200 additional freight and coal cars for spring delivery. There has been a steady increase on this road in the average tons per train mile, which have been recently running the highest in the company's history. During the past two years the com pany has had built and delivered 4.500 freight and coal cars and 56 engines, and the steady increase in traffic is attributable to the liberal policy adop ted in improving the facilities. Plans have also been prepared for the development of about 5.000 feet front of the terminal front on New York bay. About 15 new docks are projected, some of them to be the larg est in the world, equipped with der ricks for service and the largest draught vessels afloat. BOGUS FOREIGN LABELS. At every depot in El Paso just be fore and after the arrival of passenger trains, may be seen daily trunks liter ally covered with big labels in bright colors, bearing the names of hotels in Paris. London. Berlin, Vienna and many other large cities of Europe and other countries, indicating that the owners of the trunks have been in those cities. They may have been, but it is not at all necessary to visit those places to gt labels that leave the im pression one has been there. The east ern papers state that the manufactur ers of bogus foreign labels are rushed with business this season and one young man. a student of chemistry in the university of Pennsylvania, has cornered the market in Philadelphia and is fitting out ttc travelers at his own prices. This young man says the i demand is greater this fall than ever ! before and this may account for a large amount of the foreign labels that are j seen at the El Paso depots this fall. Home made labels in imitation of those from various hotels in Switzerland, France and Germany bring the highest prices. The profit in the bogus foreign label business must be exceedingly sat is factory, as the Philadelphia chemist, though entirely dependent upon this business, is enabled to take quite ex tensive trips and live in luxury during the summer vacation. Just now he is too greatly rushed to think about a va cation. It is the time of year when it is easy to make the public think you are returning from your summer vaca tion in Europe. SPARKS FROM THE ENGINE. The wife of Conductor Carroll of the G. H Dien. & S. A., is very sick at Hotel Fireman George Maloy of the G. H. night switcn engine, is taking a few nights off for rest. Auditor Harter, of the E. P. & N. E., and wife have returned from an eas tern trip which they made about a month ago. , . , . , . m;n"t r , be dePart; ! S! 7h " Er ' !k i ! force of ma out to Longhorn this i morning to repair a car. The incoming passenger train on the White Oaks route was an hour late last nikht. The White Oaks trains are rarely ever late. Signal Engineer A. H. Rudd and Chief Engineer McFarlin, of the Lack awanna, are formulating plans for the signalling of the entire system. ' At eight o'clock this morning there were 1.20 cars of oranges standing in the G. H. yards, the exeater Dart of : wnich were transferred to the T. & P. i for shipment east. i The work now in progress includes J the erection of 88 automatic sema- YflUR ROY! Buy Him a Kodak. mm O m 0 It will Keep Him Off the Street. o BUSH0NG & FELDMAN, Photographic Supplies. phore signals between Little Falls and Hacketutown., This work is being pushed as rapidly as possible and will probably be completed before rail. The carnival car left yesterday af ternoon on a G. H. & S. A. freight and not over the Texas & Pacific as has been stated William Gough left on the S. P. this morning for Los Angeles to bring home his son Hugh, who is sick in that city. Hugh is a machinist for the S. P. at that place and has been there about a year. He learned the trade in the G. H. shops in this city. The Pullmnn sleeping car "Istlan." of the S. P.. deadheaded to Tucson this morning. It has been chartered by the Tucson Elks in which to go to Phoe nix to attend the carnival. Engineer Jo Simino of the G. H. has been sick for the past few days. Up until today he was confined to his bed, but was able to be out ttis morning, though unable to return to work yet. The Plant system, believing that in terchangeable mileage tickets were realy wanted by commercial travelers, went to considerable expense to put them on sale. So far, however, the sales have failed to pay tor the print ing. F. D. Haslock. engineer of the G. H.. reported for work Sunday after being off a few days on account of his child being sick, but the child was taken worse and the engineer called for an other lay-off this morning on that ac count. It Is announced that the Burlington, Alton. St. Paul and Pennsylvania lines are planning to enlarge the Union Sta tion terminals in Chicago at an ex penditure of between one and two mil lions dollars. About the only com ment necessary is "Well, they need it." Although bull movements have been noticeable in railway stocks, as a re sult of the election, nevertheless the roads have not participated in the wild rush upwards. The big roads seem to have "struck their gaits" and the value of the shares go forward cautiously and slowly, but steadily and surely. A large emery wheel in the car de partment of the Santa Fe shops at Al buquerque burst and A. L. Newton, who was standing near it, was severe ly injured by the flying particles. The bridge of his nose was broken and sev eral deep gashes were cut in his face. Others in the shop had narrow escapes. Agent Mcllroy, the Minneapolis man. passed through this morning going west. He brought in fourteen people and took twelve on west. The pass engers on his car that stopped here are William Powers, of Minneapolis, and C. S. Clark, of Des Moines, who will sojourn in iSl Paso to enjoy our winter sunshine. The home seekers' excursions, which are now being run by roads in the ter ritory west of Chicago and St. Louis wil! continue until the end of next June. Two excursions will be run each month, the rates for which will be one fare for the round trip, price $2. but the tickets will be sold on the most restrictive basis possible. Cars sheathed in copper in accord ance with the patent of Master Car Builder Appleyard. of 'the New Haven line, have proven to be iimmeasurably better than the old style in paint and va rtl icli Ti'niii o ra nattaronil Q ftor ;hIg Wea x,ave been' run on the Erie f fonr CpaPS, withoiit heine ent to for four years without being sent to the shop, which is undoubtedly strong evidence in their favor. It is the intention of the company to afford their patrons a system of signal protection second to none in operation on any other road in America and to this end, nothing is being spared in the way of expense, and in the eslec tion of the altest and most approved types the product of the skill, expe rience and inegnuity of the best signal experts in the railroad service. ' It has been found by the detectives In the employ of the Western Passen ger Association' that the scalpers, espe cially at St. Paul and ansas City, are well supplied with tickets of nearly every road. The condition seems to be cursions, but there is a suspicion that crookedness prevails between the rail road officials and the scalpers. W. E. Johnson, the Washington tour ist agent, went west this morning with auite- a remarkable human cargo. He has twenty-two people in his car and they all boarded it in Washington and the shortest distance that any of them are on for is 10 Los Angeles. Mr. John son Is the agent who is thoughtful enough to provide chocolate for his passengers to drink en route. Judging from the number of loco motives and cars now building, the railroad managemnts are expecting to do an immense amount of business during the next few years. The loco motive works are all busy, and the orders do not all come from our own country. Foreigners are recognizing. more and more, the mark of American machinery and constantly increasing their orders for locomotives. The automatic disc signals recently erected at Paterson are to be replaced , I Jmtil .S by those of the automatic semaphore pattern, and the. disc signals removed to some less important point along the line. The disc signals on the Morris town branch, between Morristown and Chatham, and Summit and Wyoming, are geing equipped with the wireless circuit and it is proposed to install this circuit the entire distance between Hoboken and Morristown as soon as practicable, supplanting the old wire system. For many months the White Oaks has had for its sole time-piece (with the exception of Frank Morriss's Waterbury watch) an old clock that had long ago retired from regular ac tive srvice. Today a bran new. large wall clock ticks away in accompani ment to the click of the telegraph in struments. The window was crowded by people setting their watches by it this morning when Morriss discovered that it was stopped. He had forgotten to wind It up. A young man of El Paso, who should have known better, seeing a vacancy in the telegraph department of the Santa Fe and knowing a telegrapher who wanted a job. wired the tele grapher that he knew of an opening for him. The telegrapher is an O. R. T. man and the young man knew it, hence the conclusion that the young man should have known better. The young man answered that it was on the Santa Fe. The answer was brief and to the point. "Go to the devil." It would have been stronger but that was as strong as the wires would stand. ' The fololwing coincidence is said to have happened at the White Oaks deDO this morning. Frank Morriss came in with his face wreathed in smiles, telling how popular he had be come. Somebody, presumably some of his ardent admirers, had serenaded him. Then G. A. Jameson came in and he was tickled over the sudden popularity that had overtaken him. Somebody had serenaded him. A talk over the matter developed the fact that they had both gone to bed early to sleep eff a big supper and their troubled dreams had been soothed by the music of the Salvation army being wafted upon the still night air into their bedroms. At the last regular meeting of the New York Railroad club. Mr. H. H. Vreeland was for the third time chosen to the presidency. During the even ing of the elcetion the topic. "Are six coupled engines necessary for hauling trains where runs of 100 miles or more are made without a stop?" was dis cussed and excited much interest. The argument advanced and sustained by facts demonstrated that the number of driving wheels of a locomotive coupled is dependent on the weight of a train, the grades and speed: that when there are light trains and light grades, one pair if driving wheels do the work satisfactorily. In England, with low grades and average trains., that condi tion prevails, while in this country similar trains are hauled by four coupled engines. When trains are long and grades are heavy six-coupled en gines are used. CARRIED MUCH JKWEIRY And His Wife Had the - Drawn Wo-k. But the Coll-ctor Released them After Ihey hid Explained. A St. Louis man and his wife, who visited Juarez yesterday were detain ed at the bridge on this side on ac count of being suspected of violating the United States custom laws. The bridge guard had both of them search ed. On the man was found about $700 worth of jewelry, and the woman had several pieces of drawn work. She said she was told on the other side that one could not pay duty on less than $1,000 worth of goods and she wanted a small amount of it and just put it in her bosom. The guard couldn't see his way out and sent the parties to the collector. The man explained to the satisfaction of the collector that the jewelry ha 1 been bought in St. Louis and he had put it in his pocket to be safe and had not worn it in Juarez on account of the reported theft3 on that side. The collector confiscated the drawn work and released them without a hue. RiO 6RAXDE VALLEY One of the Finest Fruit 6rowlng Countries In the United States. "The Rio Grande valley in New Mexico is one of the finest fruit coun tries in the United States," said A. H. Graves of Cedar Hill, at the Zeiger. "We had the finest crop there this year we have ever had and have received good prices. Even at the high freight rates we have been shipping most of our product to Chicago and have got the best prices in competition with all the appples of the country. That coun try will some day be worth thousands of dollars to El Paso for this will be our nearest market." Mr. Graves is on his way to his old home in Texas where he has not been for .twenty years. REVIVAL SPIRIT In the First Bap 1st Church Is On the Increa. The revival spirit in the First Bap tist churhc is on the Increase. The pastor preached to a full house Sun day morning on the theme, "Love One Another." In the evening a good house was present to hear the sermon on "Dead Bones." At the close of this sermon one young man came forward for prayer and another to unite with the church. An after-meeting of twenty minutes was held in which a half dozen or more requested prayer for themselves, and many requests made for others. The prayer meeting last week was one of the best ever known in the history of the church. Several singers of the new choir will ; assist in the prayer meeting singing tomorrow night Wednesday and a I full house Is looked for. THE REBEKAHS Elect Officers For the Ensuring! Term. Western Lodge No. 191 I. O. O. F., at its last meet in et elected the fololwinz officers for the ensuing term: Mrs. L. ' L. Campbell, N. G.: Miss Dora Blum, V. G.; Mrs. I. Bishop. R. S.; Miss Hat tie Rokahr, F. S.; Mrs. Annie Leng tal, treasurer; Mrs. W. H. Forbes, rep- Hard work does not hurt a well woman. It is the weak woman, suf fering from diseases peculiar to her sex, who breaks down under the daily 6train of household duties. For dis eases of the delicate womanly organs Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is the standard remedy. Over half a million women owe health and hap piness to Dr. Pierce's treatment. "No tongue could express the pain that I endured before I commenced taking Dr. Pierce's medicine," writes Mrs. Mollie Col gate, of Randolph, Charlotte Co., Va. "I was not able to do anything at all. Could not eat anything except bread and tea or if I did the tcp of my head hurt so it seemed it would kill me; but now I can eat a lit tle of altnwt anything I want and can do a good dny's work as well as any body can. Am better than I have been for years. I think your medicine is the best that ever was made for it is the only thing that ever did me any good. I tried many other kinds but none did me any good but your ' Favorite Prescription ' and 'Oolden Medical Discov ery. X can never praise them too highly." resentative to G. L. The session was enlivened by an in itiation followed by a spread. Wes tern Lodge is making fine, progress. THE JOSSEY STOCK COMPANY I Is a Meritorious Oraanlzatlon and Deserves Support. The Jossey Stock company held the boards at the Myar last night open ing their week's engagement here. The show was one of the most entertaining that has been seen here this season and was received with great satisfac tion. The company has a splendid cast for comedies and can handle simple dram as witnout perceptible blunders. The "Soldiers' Daughter" presented last night was' a good story and the clever presentation .01 each chapter led the audience to wait anxiously for the next. It is by no means a tableau party, and they followed Hoyt's idea of having "something doing" all the time. All the specialties last night had interesting features and the stereopti iau views were as good as were ever seen here. COUNTY CONVENTION 0' Sunday School W rkrs In This City. Lewis Collins Field, secretary for Texas whose home is in Dallas, will assist in an excellent program at the county convention to be held Friday and Saturday of this week in Trinity M. E. Church South. Mr. Collins is a talented, experienced and successful Sunday school worker. He is thoro ughly consecrated and his sincerity is apparent in all he does. His former home was Louisville Ky., but he has been induced by the offi cers of the Texas State association to engage in the work of organizing the state of Texas in the line of interde nominational Sunday school work. In view of the generous and open hearted reception given by El Pasoans to all the various conventions already here it behooves our Christian people and all citizens to show Mr. Collins and all other workers engaged, a hear ty appreciation of the efforts now put forth in this first annual Sunday school convention. A large attendance is hoped for. SNORED OUT OF TUNE Why the Landlady Changed the Boarder's Room. A lady running one of the fashion able rooming houses above the S. P. track says that one of he' roomer? came to her the othor morula? ar.j asked that his room be changed. When asked what displeased him he replied angrily: "Well, that German musician in the next room and I don't get along well. Last night he tooted away on his clarionet so that I 'thought that I never would go to sleep. After I had caught a few winks I was awakened by a pounding at my door. 'What's the matter?' I asked. If you blease,' said the German, 'dot you vould schnore of der same key. You was go from B flat to G. and it sboils der music." She changed his room that day. THE DAILY RECORD. Licensed to Wed. B. M. Rees and Mrs. R. L. Prideau. Joseph Hugh Jeanette and Miss Al berta Josephine Ballance. Edward J. Hartley and Miss Bernar dina Anaya. Filed for Record. Thomas J. Quinn and wife to H. C. Borcherding and wife, lots 12 and 13, block 13, McClintock'8 plat, fronting San Francisco street, $375. M. Mark to Elmer Hiner 30x100 feet on the south side of West Overland street. $850. Annie A. Harris to Patricia S. de Guerre, tract of land at San Elazario, $60. WINTER COMFORTS. Invalids going to Old Mexico for the winter will find United States accom modations and comforts at the Guada lajara Sanitarium, Guadalajara. Briefs printed Just right Herald otnee. at Tbt The following statistics are taken from the report of Mr. H. S. Mont gomery, general watch inspector of Santa Fe R. R. and will doubtless be of interest to those requiring perfect timepieces. 52 per cent, or 688 watches were condemned during the year, the total lis use being 1,315. The following table shows percentage which passed exam ination of some of the principal makes in use, there being 17 makes represent ed. Per Cent Passed, GRUEN PRECISION 100 Waltham 72 Howard 61 Elgin 44 Hampden 22 Illinois 17 THE GRUEN PRECISION WATCH ES stand without a rival in the world for perfect timepieces. The only make that had every single watch pass. These watches can be seen at - tt ,r A. W. SUSEN'S 104 SN Say, If You all Want sny Hardware or car tr.dges, Go Over to Tanner-Pentiebaker Hardware Co. They are the People. OPINION DIFFERS WITHIN THE FREE ZONE ITSELF AS TO BEST METHOD Of Bettering Conditions In the Bor der Country. The President Is . Ready To Act When th People Interested Know What Tbey Want. Since Governor Ahumada and a com mittee of Juarez citizens visited Pres ident Diaz asking for some changes in the free zone, all the Spanish papers in Mexico have taken up the subject and- are airing the subject freely. The papers in Mexooity. seem to favor the complete abolition of the zone but the papery Inside the zone are objecting seriously to the move. They contend that the zone makes it possi ble for them to buy cheap goods from the United States when if the zone was abolished they would have to pay full duty on their supplies and they cannot afford it. .. The question is a complicated one and one that takes much study to un derstand. The president has signified his intention of changing the laws as soon as a remedy can be agreed upon but as yet the controversy shows no signs of closing. A difference of opin ion exists within the zone that pre vents immediate action and until some agreement can be reached in this sec tion no changes will be made. DIRECT DENIAL (Continued from First Page.) very few men are out, there are now 95 per cent of the men out on the en tire system and others will follow to day. He denounces the report that the strike had ended and attributes it to Mr. Barr of the Santa Fe. It is also learned that many of the men the company brought west from the eastern states refused to work af ter they got to the stations and in some cases they were not operators at all. He says that the tra'nmen on the Santa Fe stand ready to assist the op erators when called upon but thinks that the strike will be ended without this. Other reports, however, tell a differ ent story. W. E. Stetzler, a Pullman conductor wno came in on the Santa Fe this morning, says that there are less than five per cent of the operators out between here and Kansas City. He says they are out at Albuquerque, Las Vegas, La Junta and one or two places in Kansas but in every case men have been secured io ul their places. He expects to see the operators lose the fight and says some who have asked to be taken back have been refused. The company, he says, has all the men it needs and will pay no further atten tion to the operators. It is said by some local men that if the Santa Fe does not come to terms a scheme will be worked tnat will drive them in. - It is understood among them that the trainmen are going out and the through business will have to be transferreu to other roads under an emergency agreement. "In this case," said a local man this morning, "the company will have to arrange for the Southern Pacific to haul their Califor nia freight. If they undertake this scheme the O. R. T. men on the S. P. will give the mtrouble. It will simply result in a strike on the Southern Pa cific and that kind of a thing would have bad results." Local officials have heard nothing of the true state of affairs but think that the strike will be settled soon. They have nothing to base this opinion but say that it can be settled in some way. If you have any little item of news personal or otherwise. The Herald will be glad to have it, by mail or phone,' JEWELRYflSTORE. ANTONIO ST. Do You Cough ? " I guess I used to be like everybody else. When I caught cold, I just let it alone, think ing it would iure itself in few days; of course the soughing md spitting 3f mucus SV.M lllL sometimes lasted sev eral weeks, Sy ? but alter a while the trouble would sub side. I al w a y s no ticed, how ever, that sach cold was worse than the one before. My throat seemed to get weaker, and the least change in the weather started the coughing again. The last cold was the most severe of ill. I was really frightened. Cough drops and home treatment did no good. A friend told me about Acker's English Remedy; I ?ot a bottle, and you never saw the like of 1H WAV it. n t RffoTYk tholwittlo va frrtriA I was well. My throat felt as strong and well is could be. Since then I have had no more trouble. I think Acker's English Remedy so strengthens the delicate lining of the throat that it easily resists the changes in tempera ture, anditbuildsupthe constitution as well." ( Signed ) Cabkik Schwab, 251 Gold St., Brooklyn, N. Y. Sold at 25c., 50c. and $1 a bottle, throughout the United States and Canada ; and in Eng land, at Is. 2d.. 2s. 3d., 4s. 6d. If you are not satisfied after buying, return the bottle to your druggist, and get your money back. V'e authorize the above guarantee. W. II. HOOKER fc CO., Proprietors. Aew York. M. H. WEBB, DRUGGIST. THE GLASS OF FASHION. Velvet cravats, gold embroidered, are shown in the shops. The bishop sleeve has made Its way to definite favor and, with its fullness at the top, is a most comfortable fash ion. Panne velvet In all over Moorish and Persian designs is being much used for blouses, but the handsomest blouses yet seen are in white satin, silk or cloth heavily embroidered. Autumn neckwear shows bat little that Is new. Invention seems to have been squeezed dry for summer pur poses, and the stocks and cravats worn with summer frocks will be adapted to winter use. i The Russian blouse is once more in evidence, much more Russian and much more chic than Its namesake of earlier seasons. In velvet it is particu larly effective and is trimmed with bands of embroidery on cloth or silk. The flannel shirt waist Is coming to the front In solid battalions and con fronts one wherever one turns. Many of the models, braided, embroidered. etc., seem to have lost their own charm of comfortable simplicity and to have j gained nothing that takes its place. -j Some of the most exclusive shops are ' showing collars and boleros of cloth of i gold, bordered and appliqued with heavy ecru lace, and also lace collars and boleros with gold cloth or tissue laid under the large open spaces of the design, while the rest of the lace is left transparent. More variety and elegance are dis played in black goods than in colors so far this season, despite the prophecy that black is to be less worn than last year save by elderly women. Peau de sole Is the favorite black silk, but In the crapes and crepons and French novelties there is infinite variety. New York Sun. STAGE GLINTS. "Uncle Sam In China" is the name of a brand new play. Marie Tempest may come to this country in "Nell Gwynn." Virginia Ilarned recently suffered a rather severe heat prostration. Angela Russell is this season the leading actress in "The Village Post master" company. Mrs. Leslie Carter Is to play In a new drama by II. J. W. Dam and David Belasco. called "The Red Mouse." Alberta Gallatin, who made a success last year as Fanny Le Grand in "Sa pho." will star this season in the same play. msm Ami