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Link and Pin. A FINE CITY OFFICE. Smith Bros., the T. it P. artists from Dallas, who have been putting the signs and other decorations on the city olHce of the company in this city, have completed the work and say that this office is more elaborately and expen sively finished than any of the com pany's or of any other company In the state of Texas. The T. & P. company have just had their new city office in New Orleans finished and it is considered one of the finest railroad offices in the south but the Smith artists, who also did that work, say that the El Paso city office of the company surpasses It in beauty and cost of tfre exterior finish. The work on one window alone of the new city office at this place cost $40. It is that of the east window oi the north front, it is. a map of the system, the well known T. & P. trade mark and an engine. The railroad tracks are laid in sold leaf on a black ground and the engine is made of mother of pearl. Each of the plate glass windows of the office, and the entire exterior wall of the office is made of plate glass windows, has on it a large fac-simile of the T. & P. trade mark, surrounded by lettering in gold and silver leaf. The frames of the exterior windows and doors are painted a brilliant yellow and trimmed with silver leaf and red paint, presenting a very striking ef fect. The office is to be furnished with new furniture and the window seats which extend along the north and east sides of the office will be fitted with fine, soft cushions, for the accommoda tion of visitors to the office. Pictures of the office were taken Sat urday and it is supposed that the next issue of the T. & P. quarterly will con tain a likeness of it. It seems that Mr. Turner is somewhat partial to El Paso and it is hoped that El Paso is not blind to the fact and will return the compliment by saying and doing what she can to advance the interests of Mr. Turner. HE DIDN'T KNOW MUCH. A conversation which "Link and Pin- overheard at the depot this morn ing gives an idea of what some people, who have had no opportunity to learn better, think about EI Paso. One through tourist bought an El Paso daily paper. Another, seeing the first one reading, stepped up to him and asked him what he was reading. Up on being told that It was an El Paso paper, the inquisitive one wanted to know what the fellow wanted with a "little old weekly newspaper." "It's not a weekly paper," said the reader. it's a daily." The inquisitive one ex pressed great surprise, but his sur prise was greater when a citizen in formed him that El Paso had three dailies and sometimes there was more than one edition daily. A few more questions and answers followed and surprise was added to surprise as the stranger received the information that EI Paso was out of her swaddling clothes and strutting around in metro politan g&rb. He declared that he would arrange to stop off and take a look at the place when he returned eastward. This tourist is only one of many who pass through and seeing no resources upon which a town of any size could depend for support, they do not suspect that there is any town worth stopping to see in Texas west of the cities of eastern and central Texas. It is up to El Paso to dispel thi3 opinion in a large degree by making a grand suc cess of the carnival. NATION AGENT ASSAULTED. S. G. Dickerson. of Ft. Worth, who was acting as temporary station agent at Weathenord for the Santa Fe dur ing the strike of Santa Fe telegraphers, was assaulted by some unknown person while out near the freight office at night. He was struck violently on the head, but escaped into the depot and notified the officers. A search was made for his assailant but no clew to who did ce deed could be found. Commercial Agent Cantrell, of the Santa Fe, hap pened to be in town and took Mr. Dickerson 's place and is running the .office. i SPARKS FROM THR TTMnTV'TT- Claim Agent Scheidenmantle, of the G. H.. Is in town on business today. xEZ.Zly"y"lZ-tZ-t month vacation. Switchman Lynch of the G. H., who has been taking a few days rest, will return to work tomorrow. Jesse Hammer, the stationary en gineer and fireman at the G. H. shops, who has been sick for several days, returned to work yesterday. Engineer Hadlock and Fireman Ver non, of the T. & P.. who have been laying off a fe wdays. have returned to work and went out together in tae cab of the passenger train, this morning. '.'.'.'. -:::.:;::..i &.: e YOUR BOY! O Buy Him a Kodak. It will o Keep Him Off the Street. BUSHONG & FELDMAN, Photographic Supplies. o o o :::: :::::::::::::.::'' Engineer Kendig and Firemen Schupbach and Jessup. of the G. H.. ueadheaded to Sanderson last night to fill some vacancies caused by rail road men being summoned to attend court at San Antonio. Ray Merrill, the day call boy of the G. H.. is sick and his place is being filled by Jimmie Schwartz. Some o. the boys are mean enough to say that Ray had too much "supe" when the Jcssey Stoc; company was here. Sixteen car loads of two-year-old cat tie were transferred from tne S. P. to the T. & P. this morning and went east this afternoon. Seventeen more cars of stock were transferred this after noon and will go to Peebs over the & in the morning. Mr. Houghton of the Santa Fe has received a fifty-pound box of fine win ter apples from A. B. Coon of Socorro, -ir. Coon has arranged with the Santa Fe to bring him down a car of these apples to put on the El Paso market for the holiday trade. Besides this new train the California Limited will be put on each way daily, where it has only leen three times a week heretofore. This will give the banta Fe inree daily passenger trains each way between Chicago and the Pa cific coast.- This is a more perfect pas senger service than is put on by any other transcontinental line. Ed Telfer. the messenger boy for the o. H. master mechanic, is still sick. M. Cytron. a newsboy, who runs out of Los Angeles on the S. P.. came here last Friday to meet the special train which was to have passed turough on Saturday with a lot of United States marines. '1 nere has been some slip in the connections and the marines have not even left New Orleans yet. Cy- tron's fruit is decaying and he Is los ing valuable time and his loss will be heavy. J. J. Anthony, excursion agent from Washington passed through this morn ing with fourteen people in his car. he came in with more but some of them stopped here. Whether or not he wishes ti insinuate that western people are better than eastern is not for "Link and Pin" to say. but Mr. An thony said, "I have the nicest, finest lot of passengers that I have ever brought through. They are western people who spent the summer in the east and are returning home. ; Agent T. E. Hunt, of the S. P., went west this morning with Mr. Shepard Mr. Hunt will return Thursday to spend Christmas at home and will be accompanied by nis son, Chester, wno will come home irom San Mateo, Cal.. where he is attending college, to spend theholidays with his parents. The fruits of Mr. Hunt's hustling for bus iness for the S. P. are plainly evident. ttuen he goes after a contract he gets it and this is attested by the many long, heavily laden freight trains whic- are arriving daily from the west. H. I. Fay, an excursion agent from -inneapo..s, passed through this morn ing, having in charge twenty-one tnrough tourists. Mr. Fay says he is dead in love with El Paso and her cli mate and if he could get into a good position here he would certainly make this city his home. He says that if there is any citizen of El Paso kicking on the weather here being too cold, that citizen shou take a trip to Min neapolis. When he got back home he would cease to complain of the cold weather. NEW SANTA FE TIME CARD. On the 27th Inst, the Santa Fe will put on a new time card. The incoming train to El Paso will arrive at 8 instead of 7:30 a. m. and will leave at 9:15 in stead of 7:45 p. m. The connections at Albuquerque with the Santa Fe Pa cific are as follows: The north bound El Paso train will connect with the east bound Santa Fe Pacific at Albu querque at breakfast and the incoming hi Paso train, which is a part of the west bound Santa Fe Pacific is at Al buquerque for supper with a new San fcranclsco train which will be there east bound at 6:45 p. m. This new train will be put on when the new schedule takes effect and will run each way daiiy between Chicago and San Francisco. The west bound of the new train is at' Albuquerque at 9:25. 01 IR - CH F A P LA ROR iUUn V Ill-Mi 1JUUH OUGHT TO BE A SPLEN- DID THING FOR EL PASO According to General Freight Agent Shepard. Who Cannot See How Anything is the Matter With Our Freight Rates. A. D. Shepard. general freight agent of the Pacific system of the Southern ' Pacific, returned west this morning. Mr. Shepard was down this way on business and came to El Paso to spend Sunday and incidentally to con fer with our merchants and look over business conditions. He said he spent 1 a pleasant day in El Paso and Juarez mm, cm k .:'' i W Sunday and met a cordial reception rom the people both while looking for ilea sure and business. Mr. Shepard was both amused and surprised at a little insinuation about 'hot air" in another paper and said le didn't understand the application of the term, as he tried to give a fair consideration of the claims made to iim by our merchants. He says he wants to be fair, and he comes to hear -neir claims because he cannot lay his plans properly to give fairness without irst knowing the facts and conditions, ne says he has a warm place in nis neart for El Paso. He wants to see c Paso prosper and become a great 2ity and will do all in his power to help her do so. He says the future of El Paso is assured. She has had a won lerfiil growth in the city. He spoke of the time wnen he was a resident of El Paso and when til Paso street was inly a row of adobe buildings. Ever since he has known El Paso, even be fore there was a railroad entering this place, the question has always been isked. "How can there be any town where there are no agricultural re sources nor any visible means of sup port for a town?" He said that though not many appre ciated the fact, that El Paso's success was contributed to largely by her Mex ican population. Good unskilled labor is easy to secure and this has much to do with the upbuilding of the town. He says that this feature should be appre ciated and encouraged. El Paso has wonderful resources for small indus tries where rough labor is needed and more of these industries should be es tablished. He says to not look too nigh yet. but establish means of using this ready resource and after a while the Mexican labor will become skilled. He pointed to the fact that Mexicans were becoming skilled in manufacturing the necessaries of life in the republic and uiey can ue taught to do so in the United States. Mr. Shepard says that just before he leit El Paso the first sewers were be ing laid. Col. George Waring had a few engineers here doing the work and these engineers had Mexican labor under them. They told Mr. Shepard that they had had many different kinds of laboring men working under them, but that the Mexicans were better adapted to the work than any they had ever had. This resource, he says, is one of the secrets of El Paso's pros perity that strangers comiug to the town do not understand. From Alamogordo ALAMOGORDO. N. M., Dec. 13 This haa hpn a hnsv week in SDeculation as to whether the Rock Island had bought the El Paso and Nortneastern or noi. The various officials of the E. P. & N. 17! have nnturallv wondered if it were true and whether tne powers here would still retain tneir services. Alamogordo will be the natural head center of work and material for the nmnnspd extension and local merch ants are looking forward to excellent business after January 1. 1901. Mining Business Increasing. Mining business here is largely on the increase and in Jarilla. Mai -ais and San Andreas there have been some excellent workings opened in the past month and naturally the E. P. & N. E is getting the transportation. Saw Mills Run Full Time. l'he saw mills of the Alamogordo Lumber company are running day and night. In November this company shipped fro mhere over two million feet of lumber to Colorado points be sides 150.000 lath. 40 cars of wood and ten cars of mining timbers. They man ufactured 30.000 boxes of various kinds, A new box factory with every modern equipment was opened December 1, employing firty hands and tne nrst day's work was 20,uo0 feet of lumber made into box snooks. Artesian Well Experiments. About a month ago the citizens of this place subscribed $3500 to bore an artesian well. A contract for 1000 feet nas been made with Elza White of Ros weil who is now on his way here, and will begin borning December 20. The matter has been delayed owing to scar city of casing in the country. The cas ing was at last discovered In Pennsyl vania and is now on its way. Artesian water will be a great boon to all this country and the citizens here are doing their best to obtain it. McKinley and the Sheep Men. One of the engineers who has been out locating the extension reports that on the night of November 6, they were advised of McKinley's election in a unique way. The sheep men all over New Mexico were naturally extremely interested to see that free wool was not successful so as soon as the returns shwed republican success from every high point in the Jicarilla. Gallinas. Capitan and White Mountains lonely shepherds watching their flocks were cheered by beacon fires which told them that for four years more their uusiness would bring them aliving and they would not be pauperized by free wool. It shows the spirit of New Mex ico and the deep interest that was tak en in republican prosperity. A Prospering Concern. George Carl the proprietor of the ice factory here, has just closed a contract for a 20-ton ice machine. His busi ness has increased so much this past year and the demand for ice along the present line and the proposed exten sion will be so great another year that he has been obliged to enlarge his plant. He is one of the successful men of this valley, having created and erected a business here that Is a cre. to the place. The extension of the E. P. & N. E. railroad by means of its new branch, the E. P. & R. S.. now saving been as sured, Alamogordo people are prepar ing for a large increase in business. Both mills will be running night and day and all sorts of business will flour ish. The lumber company has a con tract for 10,000,000 feet of ties. The city school bonds have arrived! from St. Louis. I A Moilter's Tree friend "I would like to express my gratitude for the beneBt received from your won derful medicine. ' Favorite Prescrip tion, writes Mrs. H. C Anderson, of South Britain, New Haven Co.. Conn., (Box 33). "During the first month of pregnancy I could not keep anything on ray stomach. Was so sick that I had to pro to bed and stay for weeks. I tried different doctors, but with little benefit. I read about many being helped by using your medicine so I thought I would give it a trial. I be gan to take yonr ' Favorite Prescrip tion ' in November and I had a nice little baby girl in February following. My baby weighed over eight pounds. I was only in hard labor about one hour and got along nicely during con finement ; was up and dressed on the eighth day. I never had the doctor with me at all. My friends thought that I was sick a very short time. I think Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip tion is indeed a mother's true friend, for it helped me wonderfully." FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION MAKES WEAK WOMEN STRONfJ. SICK WOflEN WELL. THE MEDICAL SOCIETY IS AFTER THE QUACKS. In These Days of Diploma Mills It Is Easy to Get a Certificate as a Grad uate Physician. 'ine El Paso Medical society has de cided that it is now in order to purge the city of quacks. During the past year the "diploma mills" of Chicago and other cities have done a flourish ing business, and Texas having no law requiring an examination to test the fitness of the applicants, the holders of tae bogus diplomas flock to the state by hundreds. Some time ago over fifty of these bo gus diplomas were found on the regis tration book of Tarrant county alone. A few months ago theauthorities in Chicago proceeded against one diplo ma mill anil upon the witness stand a young lady testified that she signed the professors' names to the docu ments. It is needless to say that the college went out of business. A few days ago two otners were served the same fate. All a person has to do is to send them $1- and he is then fixed for business. A recent death in this city of a wo man who was under treatment of one of these graduates is the probable cause of the decision of the medical society to do a little house cleaning. Strange to say, wnenever one of these imposters is prosecuted he cries perse cution at once and secures the sym pathy of numbers of people who say the reputable physicians are jealous, etc., when in fact it is for the good of the public that the action is taken. THREE BIG POSSUMS FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER. A. P. Coles was reminded of his childhood days this morning when the express messenger drove up to his house with three big fine 'possums sent him by a iriend near Lebanon, Tenn. He had ordered several for the Ten nessee society banquet to be held here on January Sth. but his friend sent them early that he might enjoy an old time Christmas dinner. Mr. Coles has ordered more of them for the Tennes see banquet. THIS MAN WANTS TO ES TABLISH A BROOM FACTORY. J. M. McCoach of the Mexican Cen tral is in receipt of a letter from W. S. Smyser Oi sterling, Kan., asking for information about this section. He wishes to establish a broom factory here and writes as if his plant wou.d be an important institution. The let ter was bandeu to the chamber of com merce and is now in the hands of the committee on manufacturing. The committee may offer Mr. femyser some inducements to move here. BORN. J. A. Spellicy, of the Southern Paci fic, is the father of a boy born last night. The boy says he will succeed his lather as ticket agent in El Paso. Help is needed at once when a per son's life is in danger. A neglected cough or cold may soon become serious and should be stopped at once. One Minute Cough ure quickly cures coughs and colds and the worst cases of croup bronchitis, grippe and other throat and lung troubles. Fred Schaefer, druggist. 'Phone 8 to Kaseman for the best coal. oooooooooooo The Only New Jewelry Store in EI Paso is A.W. SUSEN'S OPENED ON OCT. 15TH OF THIS YE Art, WITH A PERSONALLY SkJLECTE D, CLEAN, NEW STOCK OF WATCHES, DIAMONDS, JEWELRY, BRIC-A BRAC, OPTICAL GOODS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE IN THE JEWELRY LINE. I HAVE NO BIG RRAY OF OLD OBSOLETE STUFF TO WORK OFF, BUT WILL SELL YOU THE LATEST, UP TO DATE GOODS FOR THE AME OR LESS MONEY THAN YOU CAN BUY CHESTNUTS. WELLS-FARGO BANK BUILDING. 104 San Antonio St. Phone 578 ccocooooooooo xcxxxxxoooo Look Here ! For Christmas we will make - IO per cent, discount on all heating Stoves and Steel Ranges TANNER-PENNEBAKER HARDWARE CO., Ccner Texas St. and Mesa Ave, El Paso, Texss. oooooooooooo 5 HOLIDAY At Low Prices BLAKESLEY& FREEMAN'S O BOOKseiiers 107 EL PASO ST. ooocoooooooo Xraas Presents For Every 1 Potter PLAZA BLOCK. NO. 4. THE BASE BALL TEAM WILL LEAVE TOMORROW. For the City of Mexico to Play a Ser ies of Games That Will Be Widely Interesting. The following w.il compose the El Paso Carnival baseball team which will leave tomorrow for the City of Mexi co where they will play a series of tnree games: Rogers, catcher; Ahorn, pitcher; Brown, first; Crotty, second; Zinzer, third; Starkey, short and pitch er; Hale, left; Pleiss, center; Young, right and pitcher; Sullivan, substitute. Manager Jacoby will accompany the team to look after the financial inter ests of the trip. The team is a good one and should keep the good name of El Paso above dispute when it comes to athletics. JOE DWYER, SHOT IN LEG, IS RECOVERING. Joe Dwyer, one of the custom guards who was shot in the leg by a Mexican smuggler several weeks ago, has recov ered sufficiently well to sit up. tus physician thinks ne will be able to re port tor duty by the first of January. DIED. Edward F. Barnum. Edward F. Barnum. aged 30. a farm er who ' came here for the benefit of his health, about two months ago, from oooooooooooooo 8 8 8 8 O 8 00000000000000 GOODS ana Stationers. X EL PASO 00000000000000 All the new stock consisting of dolls, games, collar and cuff boxes, toilet sets, all t e latest books, cut glass ware, Waterman fountaia ens, Lowney s candies and fres - cut flowers, Dollar's worth of Christmas Goods bought for cash we will give away one vote for the ar nival Queen. i White PHONE 356, Alvin. Texas, died this morning at 1200 East Overland street. His wife, who was here with him, will accom pany the body back to Alvin. Mr. and Mrs. Barnum's mother was drown ed at the same time. Julian Enriquez. Julian Enriquez, aged 66, died at his home in this city this morning and was buried in Evergreen cemetery this afternoon. He was a stonecutter by trade and Ijad lived in El Paso for ten years. A WOMAN'S AWFUL PERIL. "There is only one chance to save your life and that is through an opera-, tion," were the startling words heard by Mrs. I. B. Hunt, of Lime Ridge, Wis. from her doctor after he had vainly tried to cure her of a frightful case of stomach trouble and yellow jaundice. Gall stones had formed and she con stantly grew worse. Then she began to use Electric Bitters which wholly cured her. It's a wonderful Stomach, Liver and Kldnev rfme-Av fnnui pepsia. Loss of Appetite. Try it. Only cents, iiuaranteea. For sale by W. A. Irvin & Co. Hot la Her Claaa. "Did Mr. Solomon really propose to you last night?" asked the first sum mer girl. "Yes." replied the other. "He told me I was the only girl he had ever loved." "The Idea! What did you say to talm?" "Told him to get a reputation,' of course!" Philadelphia Press.