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EL PASO DAILY HERALD.
EL PASO, TEXAS SATURDAY, DECFMBER 15, 1900. PART TWO. PAGFS 9 AND 10 Forthe Toilet Tittle our Complexion Oreame,-Toilet Waters. Perfumes, ul Powders are indispensa ble for the reined end dainty woman. We hare everything In tolls articles la sponges, loofahs, sea salt, fine soaps, bath, nail and tooth brashes, that are Of superior manufacture and reliable aalltv. FRED SCHAEFFER. The Druggist. MCLAUGHLIN'S XXXX Coffee IS THE BEST. It Settles Itself. Sold Only In One Pound Packages. Ask Your Grocer For It. El Paso Grocery Co. Cor. Oregon and Overland 'Cleanliness Is? Next to Godliness.' El Paso Dairy Company Producers ot and Dealers in; FOREMILK The Largest and Most Complete Dairy In the Southwest. In connection with She Dairy we conduct the; buttermilk cafe. Where all the eating dellcaoles of the season may be found, and Tie .FinestCop -of- Coffee in the City. Office at oe Cafe, 30? N. Oregon St., down stain Telephone 166. P. O. Box 206. J. A. SMITH, Manager. Salts from $24.00 and -Up. Pants from $6 00 and: Up. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. SWAXSOX & DEEHJiER, Merchant 312 Tailors.... San A ctcnlo Street La Union Cigar Factory The best grade of Mexican cigar. The Victoria Cs.'cn a specialty, Wt do a strictly wholesale business. Mai orders promptly filled. h. ALVAREZ. Prop. fH Mesa Are., El Paso. Texas Every One Eats 1TIBI SILVER KING CAFE Most popular lunch counter la the efty. Anything you wanti the best of food and the best of service. "The best OhlU Con Oarne la the city every night at o'clock. Open Day nnd Night.. STEIN & UHLIG, Props. 23 Su iitoaio St - EL PASO OccidentallRestanrant Regular Meals 2 5 Cents. nsrt (Mm at all Hours. .Dinner from 1 a . p. ta. Bverythlng bread new and strtetly Bnt elaaa eervtee. 10 Utah Qt Between Baa Antonio 1UJ Ulan OU and East Overland Btw IRVIN JOHN Civil and Mechanical IETi PASO Q. FOSTER. ATTORNXY-AT-L W. Special attention given to Real Ks tate and Probate Law. Will practice la all the courts. ROOM , MUNDY BLOCK. XL PASO. TXZAB JAMES H. MABTINEAU. ChO, Hydraulic and Mining Engineer. Have Had Forty Yean Experience. OX.OMIA JUAREZ, till ktKXIOO. OSHUA 8. KAINOLUS. President. (7X.YS8b 8. STEWART, Cashier. THE- FIEST NATIONAL BAM El Paso. Tercets. Oa.jDl-La.1 a.n.d Surplus, $150 OOO tent; J.O. LAOKLANO, Oaehieri STATE NATIONAL BANK Established April, 1881. A..-, lmale banking business transacted In all its branohet Exchangs ot all the cities of the United States bought at par. Highest prices paid for Mas loan Dollars. L. M. Openheimxb, President. T. M. Wingo, Cashier. H. L. Nxwmam, Vice President. Wit H. Wkbb, Assistant Cashier J. G. Lowdon, Second Vice-President. The Lowdonlational Bank Capital Paid in $100,000. Safety Deposit Boxes for rent. Mexican Money and Exchange bought and sold. Telegraphic transfers ta all points in Mexico a. LEBIHBKY. A. SOLOMON, B. P. MIOHBLBON. 8. J. fBIDDJNTHAL President. Vice resident Secretary. Oeneral si the H. LESINSKY CO., Wholesale Grocers and JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS. scarry a oomaleteUne of Staple and Fancy Groceries, and guarantee all our good Sr. slaas. We solicit the trade of dealers onlv. and give especial attention to mall orders. New and Second The New Store -v. -he old . m m A True womessicm 1 promised the public to pay them more for their goods and give them more goods for their money than any buyer in El Paso. I make this talk and stand by it. C. C. SHELTON Across from Zeiger Hotel IT'S A GOOD THING t FOR YOU Everything at cost price until stock of Gents Fur nishing Goods is sold. We are going to quit this Branch of the Business. NAGLEY, LYONS si McBEAN, ! j Expert Funeral Directors and Embalmers j Parlors 305 Office Open Day and Night Emerson & Berrien, XT 3ST JD E JR T -A. IK ES S 324. A 920 El Paso St. rid Oarrtecee furnished: . B&O S-W-B 6t is The National 3 Daily Trains to... CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE, WASHINGTON, BALTI MORE, PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK. INFORMATION REGARDING RATES, ROUTES, TIME OP TRAINS, ETC.. CAN BE SECURED BY APPLY ING TO O. P. McCARTY, Gen'l. Pass. Agt., Cincinnati, O PURE HYGIENIC WATER. Made from distilled water. Ask your family physician or druggist at to the purity and healthfullness of our Ice. Telephone No. 14. El Paso Ice and Refrigerator co. M. " LOCKKUT, Vice President, JOS. F. wnxiAHS, Asst. Cashier. .JOSEPH MAOOFFIN. Vlsetreses j. n. HUllUk, Aest.Oaahleri - Band Furniture etand Is where prices talk. uT-1 .a? .4 w sC7 is rooa ior me aoui 116 SOUTH 0RE60N STREET I 4 t 104 El Paso St. El Paso St. J Telephone 197 2 Phones 71. 08 A 100 O Highway" Best line to all POINTS EAST... G. B. WARFEL, Asst. Genl Pass Agt, St, Louis, Mo. Take a look at the Christmas goods at Potter & White's. It won't cost you anything. Flowers always make an appropriate gift Potter & White always keep choice ones. WW WW WW WW WW w 1U w m ootekt ismr. Cbpvrtoht, 1900, by Robert barr. (Continued from last Saturday.) Not one that will go. general, but I hare an hourglass here.' " 'Very well; set It running. Collect your men and exactly at the hour lead them to the west front. It is but five minutes' quick march from here. An hour and five minutes from this mo ment I expect you to begin the attack, and the moment you are before the western gate make as much noise as your 25 men are capable of so as to lead tbe enemy to believe that the at tack is a serious one. "I set tbe hourglass running and went at once to call my men, stationing them where I bad been ordered to place them. I returned to have a word with Gretlicb before I departed on what I knew was a dangerous mission. Glanc ing at the hourglass, I saw that not more than a quarter of the sand bad run down during my absence. I re mained in the doorway where I could keep an eye on the hourglass, while the girl stood leaning her arm against the angle of the dark passageway, support ing her fair cheek on her open palm, and standing thus in the darkness she talked to me in whispers. We talked and talked, engaged In that sweet, end less conversation that murmurs in sub dued tone round the world, being .du plicated that moment at who knows how many places. Absorbed as I was In listening, at last there crept into my consciousness the fact that the sand In the upper bulb was not diminishing as fast as it should. This knowledge was fully in my mind for some time before I realized Its fearful significance. Sud denly the dim knowledge took an actu ality. I sprang from the door lintel, saying: " 'Good heavens! The sand In tbe hourglass has stopped runnlngT "I remained there motionless, all ac tion struck from my rigid limbs, gaz ing at the hourglass on the table. Gretlich, peering in at the doorway and looking at the hourglass and not at me, having no suspicion of the ruin in volved in the stoppage of that minia ture sandstorm, said presently: 'Oh. yes: I forgot to tell you It does that now and then, and so you must shake tbe glass. "She bent forward as If to do this when the leaden windows shuddered, and tbe bouse Itself trembled with the sharp crash of our light cannon, fol lowed almost Immediately by the deep er detonation of the heavier guns from the citadel. The red sand In the glass began to fall again and its liberation seemed to unfetter my paralyzed limbs. Bareheaded as I was, I rushed like one frantic alon the passage and down the stairs. The air was resonant with the quick following reports of the can non, and the long, narrow street was fitfully lit up ns if by quick flashes of summer lightning. My men were still standing where I bad placed them. Giving a quick word of command, 1 marched them down the street and out Into the square, where I met General Trclawny coming back from his futile assault. Like myself, be was bare beaded, and his white hair bristled with rage. His military countenance was begrimed with powder smoke, but he spoke to me with no trace of anger. " 'Lieutenant Sentore,' be said, 'dis perse your men.' "I gave the word to disband my men.' nd then stood at attention before him. 'Lieutenant Sentore,' he said. In the same level voice, "return to your quarters and consider yourself under arrest. Await my coming there.' I turned and obeyed his orders. It seem ed incredible that tbe sand should still be running In the hourglass, for ages had passed over my head since last I was In that room. I paced up and down awaiting the coming of my chief, feeling neither fear nor regret, but rather dumb despair. In a few min ute bis heavy tread was on the stair, followed by the measured tramp of a file of men. lie came Into the room and with him were a sergeant and four soldiers, fully armed. The general was trembling with rage, but held strong control over himself, as was his habit on serious occasions. 'Lieutenant Sen tore, be said, 'why were you not it your post?' " 'The running Band In the hourglass' (I hardly recognized my own voice on hearing It) 'stopped when but half ex hausted. I did not notice Its Interrup tion until It was too late.' "The general glanced grimly at the hourglass. The last sands were falling through to the lower bulb. I saw that he did not believe my explanation. ' 'It seems now to be In perfect work ing order.' he said at last. "He strode up to It and reversed It, watching the sand pour for a few mo ments: then he spoke abruptly: 'Lieutenant Sentore, your sword. "I handed my weapon to him without a word. Turning to the sergeant, be aid: " 'Lieutenant Sentore la sentenced to injiyjiyjiro death. He has an hour for whatever preparations he chooses to make. Al low him to dispose of that hour as ne chooses, so long as he remains within this room and holds converse with no one whatever. When the last sands of this hourglass are run. Lieutenant Sen tore will stand at the other end of this room and meet the death merited by traitors, laggards or cowards. Do you understand your duty, sergeant? " 'Yes, general.' "General Trelawny abruptly left the room, and we beard his heavy steps echoing throughout the silent house and later more faintly on the cobble stones of the street. When they had died away, a deep stillness set in, 1 standing alone at one end of the room, my eyes fixed on the hourglass, and the sergeant, with his four men like stat ues at the other, also gazing at the same sinister object. The sergeant was the first to break the silence. 'Lieutenant,' he said, 'do you wish to write anything?" "He stopped short, being an unready man. rarely venturing far beyond yes and no. " 'I should like to communicate with one in this household,' I said, 'but the general has forbidden it, so all I ask Is that yon shall have my body conveyed from this room as speedily as possible after the execution. " 'Very good, lieutenant,' answered the sergeant. "After that for a long time no word ras spoken. I watched my life run redly through the wasp waist of the transparent glass; then suddenly the sand ceased to flow, half in the upper bulb, half in the lower. " 'It has stopped,' said the sergeant. 'I must shake the glass.' " 'Stand where you are,' I command ed sharply. 'Your orders do not run to that.' "The habit of obedience rooted tbe sergeant to the spot. " 'Send one of your men to General Trelawny,' I said as if I had still the right to be obeyed. 'Tell him what has happened and ask for instructions. Let your man tread lightly as he leaves the room." "The sergeant did not hesitate a mo ment, but gave the order I required of him. The soldier nearest the door tip toed out of the house, rrobably more than half an hour had passed, during which no man moved, the sergeant and his throe remaining soldiers seemed afraid to breathe; then we heard the step of the general himself on the stair. I feared that this would give the needed impetus to the sand In the glass, but when Trelawny entered the 6tatus quo remained. The general stood looking at the suspended sand without speaking. " 'That is what happened before, gen eral, and that is why I was not at my place. I have committed the crime of neglect and have thus deservedly earn ed my death, but I shall die the hap pier if my general believes I am neither a traitor nor a coward. "The general, still without a word, ad vanced to the table, slightly shook the hourglass, and the sand began to pour again. Then he picked It up in his hand, examining it minutely, as If It were some kind of strange toy, turn ing it over and over. He glanced up at me and said, quite In his usual tone, as If nothing in particular had come between us: 44 'Remarkable thing that, Sentore, Isn't It?' " 'Very, I answered grimly. "lie put the glass down. 'Sergeant, take your men to quar ters. Lieutenant Sentore. I return to you your sword; you can perhaps make better use of It alive than dead. I am not a man to be disobeyed, reason or no reason. Remember that, and now go to bed." "He left me without further word, and. buckling on my sword, I proceed ed straightway to disobey again. "I had a great liking for General Tre lawny. Knowing how he fumed and raged at being thus held helpless by an apparently Impregnable fortress in the unimportant town of El sen gore. I had myself studied the citadel from all points, and had come to the conclusion that It might be successfully attempt ed, not by the great gates that opened on the square of the town, nor by the Inferior west gates, but by scaling the seemingly uncllrabable cliffs at the north side. The wall at tbe top of this precipice was low, and owing to the height of tbe beetling cliff was Ineffi ciently watched by one lone sentinel, who paced the battlements from corner tower to corner tower. I had made my plans. Intending to ask the general's permission to risk this venture, bnt now I resolved to try It without hla knowledge or consent, and thus re trieve, if I could, my failure of the foregoing part of the night. Taking with me a long, thin rope which I had In my room, anticipating such a trial for it. I roused five of my picked men nd silently we made our way to the foot of the northern cliff. Here, with the rope around my waist, I worked my way diagonally up along a cleft In the rock, which, like others parallel to It, marked the face of the precipice. A slip would be fatal, the loosening of a stone would give warning to the sentinel, whose slow steps I heard on the wall above me, but at last I reach ed a narrow ledge without accident, and, standing up In the darkness, my chin was level with the top of the wall on which the sentry paced. The shelf between the bottom of the wall and the top of the cliff was perhaps three feet in width and gave ample room for a man careful of his footing. "Aided by the rope, the others, less expert climbers than myself, made their way to my side one by one, and the six of us stood on the ledge under the low well. Some of us were in our stockinged feet, but others did not even have stockings on. As the sentinel passed we crouched In the darkness under the wall and the most stalwart of our party sprang up behind him. The soldier had taken off his jacket, and, tiptoeing behind the sen tinel, he threw the garment over his head, tightening It with a twist that nearly choked the man. Then, seizing his gun so that it would not clatter on the stones, be held him thus helpless while we five climbed up beside him. Feeling under the Jacket, I put my right band firmly on the sentinel's throat, and. nearly choking the breath out of him, said: " Your life depends on your actions now. Will you utter a sound if I let go your throat? "Tbe man shook his head vehemently, and I released my clutch. " 'Now,' I said to him, "where la tbe powder stored? Answer in a whisper and speak truly.' "The bulk of the powder,' he an swered, 'is In the vault below the cita del.' "Where Is the rest of it? I whis pered. " In the lower room of the round tower by the gate.' " 'Nonsense, I said. They would never store it in a place so liable to at tack.' "There was nowhere else to put it, replied the sentinel, 'unless they left it In the open courtyard, which would be quite as unsafe.' "Is the door to the lower room. in, the tower bolted ? " There is no door, replied the sen- -try, 'but a low archway. This arch way has not been closed, because no cannon balls ever come from tbe north ern side. " 'How much powder is there in this room?" " 'I do not know; nine or ten barrels, I think. "It was evident to me that the fellow, -in his fear, spoke the truth. Now, the question was how to get down from the wall into the courtyard and across that to the archway at the southern side. Cautioning tbe sentinel again that If he made the slightest attempt to escape or give the alarm instant death would be meted to him, I told him to guide us to the archway, which he did, down the stone steps that led from the northern wall into the court-' yard. They seemed to keep loose watch inside, the only sentlrels in the place being those on the upper walls. But the man we had captured not an-; pearlng at his corner In time, his corn-: rade on the western side became alarmed, spoke to him and, obtaining, no answer, shouted for him, then dis charged his gun. Instantly the place" was in an uproar. Lights flashed, and from different guardrooms soldiers poured out. I saw across the court yard the archway the sentinel had spo-: ken of and, calling my men, made a, dash for It- The besieged garrison, not sank down at tfie general's feet. expecting an enemy within, had been rushing up the stone steps at each side to the outer wall to man the cannon they had so recently quitted, and It was some minutes before a knowledge of the real state of things came to them. These few minutes were all we needed, but I saw there waa no chance for a alow match, while If we fired the mine we probably would die under the tottering tower. By the time we reach ed the archway and found the powder barrels the besieged, finding every thing silent outside, came to a realiza tion of the true condition of affairs. We faced them with bayonets fixed, while Sept, the man who bad captured the sentinel, took the hatchet be bad brought with him at his girdle, flung over one of the barrels on its side, knocked In the head of it, allowing the dull black powder to pour on the cob blestones; then, filling his hat with the explosive, he came out toward us, leav ing a thick trail behind him. By this time we were sorely beset, and one of our men had gone down under the fire of the enemy, who shot wildly, being baffled by the darkness; otherwise all of us had been slaughtered. I seized a musket from a comrade and shouted to the rest: (To be Continued Next Saturday.). 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