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EL PASO DAILY HERALD.
p TTW0 " EL PASO, TEXAS TUESDAY, OECFMBER 18, 1900. PAGFS 9 AND 10 O. C. BALUNOM- J. J. LONknM Balker & Longwell, Transfer, Livery, Feed and Sale StaHes. New Rigs, Rubber Tire. Good Driver 4 Hack SerTlce Promtly Furnished tnufnilat of FreteS. Light al kwn haalLns. CoMlfmnun" of btlfbl la ear toes for aurturltmaloe llrH prompt ktMatlot. - - - Htvt la a eeoaraoaaUona for haaa -line Uve stack la araaal abroach ot- - -- -- -- -- -- - Full lima of whom. oosKlM aad as Uvstl wmcoma. --------- Give usa Trial. Ho. IS aaa Ulu Vnadaeo ssres saa aate fa saras. ' Phone No. 1 . El Paso, Tex If You want to find a man anC don't aee nun on int atreets, go to the . Gem Billiard Rooms The : . Gentlemen's Resort. . , . HOTELS. Unier One Management HOTEL PIERSON RATES $2.00 to $3.00. All oatride aunnr rooma. Excellent table board. Batter and cream from c ur owo Jersey dairy. Special raiee the month. HOTEL FRANCIS European plan raira 16c to fl.GO. Flneet rcoina end flneat farnlabed in tba city. Every room baa pore porcelaae batba. Special rate by tbe week or month. "ARDMORE RESTAURANT , . American Cooke. Everything strictly "arat-class. NO. 207 TEXAS 9TREET. Chopped in Two. Your dollar Is split In tbe middle when you buy coal that Is half waste ahee, clinkers, alse. Why not get a dollar' worth for your dollar? How? Buy honest, clean, well-screened, accurately weigh ed ooal from Payne-Badger Coal c VHOLI8ALI AMB BSTAII. DUUH IS COAL ' Wood, Lime, Cement; Plaster Fire brick, Fire clay Plas- tering, Hair, Etc. 'Phone 389. Second and Chihuahua. SIcrtKA MADRE LINE . a. M . P. By.) HPuo Ttx,to CisuGrande8,Chii1Mex Distance 151 Miles Opeaa to capltallata aad proapectort tbe moa resourceful aad Inviting eectlon of Mexico. Oomvenlentto 4 tnerlcaa aad Mezlcaa markets, LEADING INDUSTRIES: Mining. Lamberta. Stock Balalnir, farm ing aad fruit Growine. Magnificent openlntatn theae ilnea. Tbe policy of tbe aMerra Mad re Linn la to encourage a.d foater la every eoaalatent manner all legitimate ladnatrlee In lta territory, calcu lated to promote the welfare of tbe country. Correspondence solicited. J no. P. Rambit, General Manacer. J. T. Loom, Gen. rrafflc Act., El Paso. Taxaa. aad Olndad Jnares. Hex. i A SINGER j Sawing machine I Makes a nice f Xmna nrnAH t 9 Qrtlrl n n Fori Po 1; m nnl w r A J. J. SPEIR. ! i 402 El Paso Street. ? A PHONE 499 J Wl nna a TO aTWnl.nf). pTMlddlt. C1.88MB. STKVTAKT. Oaahler. JOB. F. WILLIAMS. A. Oa.bl.r. THE FIEST NATIONAL BANE 31 Paso. Texas. Oaoplta.1 eLnci Sviri3las, $15QOOC O. ft. MOftKHKAO, PrssMsatS J.O. LAOKLANO, Osshieri STATE NATIONAL BANE Established April, 1881. A . . -. lmate banking- business trans acted In all lta branohet Exchange o aU the cities of tba United States bought at par. Highest prices paid for Mas loan Dollars. L. M. Opu HitLMXR, President. T. M. Winoo, Cashier. H. I Newman, Vice President. Wm. H. Webb, Assistant Cashier J. O. LOWDON, Second Vice-President. The LovdoOational 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. S. LSBIKSKT. A. SOLOMON. B. P. MIOHBLSON. t. J. rBEDDENTBAL President. Vice resident. Secretary. General Mas at ISS H. LESIHSKY CO.. Wholesale Grocers ' and JOBBERS OF DRY GOODS. We carry a complete line of Staple aad fancy Groceries, and guarantee all oar good Class. We solicit tba trade of deal era only, and fivs eapsdal attention to mall orders. New and Second-Band" Foreitare The New Store at the old stand Is where prices talk. A True Confession is Food for the Soul I promised the public to pay them more for their goods and give tbem more goods for their money than any buyer In El Paso. I make this talk and stand by It. G. C. SH ELTON ty 'Across from Zelger Hotel j NAGLEY, LYONS si McBEAN, Expert Fnneral Directors and Embalmers j I Parlors 305 Office Open Day and Night Emerson 324 A 320 El Paso St. ''as ano Carrtaaxas Furnished: . B6c O S-W-B 6t "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, g. b. warpel, Cent Pass. Agt., Asst. Genl Pass Agt, Cincinnati, O st Louis, Mo. mm pacific fcZl SUNSET Vdl on i itt I Nothing Superior to the "Sunset-Central Special' or Pull- O.. 1 1 - 1 T? ? Pl y man or.anua.ru aiiu excursion oieepmg Uar oer- vice, operated via Sunset Route and its Con nections between all Points North, East, outheast and West ASK TICKET AGENTS FOR PARTICULARS a F. B. MORSE, Pass. Traf. Mgr., Houston, Texas. .... ...! replied the skipper. "lie s got a lancy VaV Xt "U , ItTaT ST rvni JOSKPM MAGOFFIN, lee.freee. J. n. hUSBsuw, Asat.Ossblsr, 116 SOUTH 0RE60N STREET El Paso St.- Telephone 197 & Berrien, Phoo9 71. 08 A 196 O Highway" Best line to all POINTS EAST. ''Sunset Route" The Best SERVICE IN THE SOUTH L. J. PARKS, G. P. & T. A., Houston, Texas Smoked Skipper j By . W. JACOBS, Avthnrof "Aany Carynea" and "The SMfprl IfOOlllfl. ; CoprrUrht, 1900, by W. W. Jacobs. TVapplng OH Stairs." said the rough Individual, shouldering the brand new .sea chest and starting off at a trot with It; "yus, I know the place, captin. Fust v'y'ge, sir?" "Aye, aye, my hearty." replied the owner of the chest, a small. Ill looking lad of 14. "Not so fast with those timbers of yours. D'ye hear?" "All right. Rlr." said the man and. Blackening his pace, twisted bis head round to take stock of his companion. "This alu't your fust v'y'ge. captin," e said admiringly. "Don't tell me. I could twig that directly I see you. Ho, what's the'uae o' trying to aim It over a poor ard working man like that? j "I don't think there's much about tbe sea I don't know," said the boy In a satisfied voice. "Starboard, starboard your helium a bit." The man. obeyed promptly. Tbey went the remainder of the distance In this fashion, to the great Inconvenience of people crtmlrur from the other di rection. j "And a cheap arf crown's worth, too. captin." said the man as he thougbt 'fully put the chest down at tbe bead 'of the stairs and sat on Jt ponding pay went. I "I want to go off to the Susan Jaoe, 'said the boy. turning to a waterman who was sitting in his boat, holding on 'to the side of the steps with his hand. "All right" said the man. "Give as a hold o' yonr box." "Put it ft!mrl." saUt the boy to the other man. "A right, captin." said the man. with a cheerful smile; "but I'll 'ave my 'art crown fust If yon don't mind." : "But you said slxpenee at the sta tion." said the boy. ( "Two an" sixpence, captin." said the man. still smiling; "but I'm a bit 'usky, :an p'r'aps you .didn't "ear the two. I'Arf a crown's the regler price. We jain't allowed to do It uuder." j "Well. I won't tell anybody." said the boy. ; VGIve tbe man 'Is 'art crown." said .the waterman, with sudden beat. That's 'is price, an my fare's 18 pence." ' I "All right." said the boy readily, "cheap too. I didn't know the price, that's alL But I can't pay either of you 'till I get aboard. I've only got sixpenee. 111 tell the rnptain to give you the rest." "Toll oo7' demanded the light porter with some violence. "The captain."- said the hoy. "Ionk Vre. you give me that arf ;crown." said the other, "else I'll chuck 'your box overboard an you after it." : "Wait a minute then." said the boy, darting away up the narrow alley which led to the stairs. "I'll go and get change." " E's goin to change "arf a suvren or p'raps a suvren." said the waterman. "YouM lettcr make it five bob, matey. "Ah. an you make yours more," said !the light porter cordially. "Well, I'm !well, of all the" . "Get off that box," said the big po liceman who Lad come back with the !boy. "Take your sixpence and go. If I catch you down this way again" He finished the sentence by taking the fellow by the scruff of the neck and igiving him a violent push as he passed him. j "Waterman's fare is threepence," he said to the boy as the man in tbe boat iwith an utterly expressionless face itook the chest from him. "I'll stay here till be has put you aboard." ! The boy took his seat, and tbe water- Snan. breathing hard, pulled out toward he vessels in the tier. He looked at the "Remember this 'ere ship's a pirate." tov and then at the fitrure on the stens nd apparently suppressing a strong In clination to speak spat violently over the side. : "Fine big chap, ain't he?" said the boy. The waterman, affecting not to hear, looked over his shoulder and pulled strongly with bis left toward a small schooner, . from tbe deck of which a couple of men were watching the small figure In the boat. I "That's tbe boy I was going to tell you about." said tbe skipper, "and re member this 'ere ship's a pirate." i "It's gut a lot o pirates aboard of It," paid the oate fiercely, as he turned and regarded the crew, "a set o lazy, loaf ing, idle, worthless" j "It's for the boy's sake," Interrupted ,the skipper. j "Where'd you pick lm up?" inquired ithe other. I "lie's the son of a friend o' mine .what I've brought aboard to oblige," i i for being a pirate, so just to oonge nu father I told him we was a pirate. Ha wouldn't have come if I hadn't." "I'll pirate him." said the mate, rub bing his hands. "He's a dreadful 'andful by all ac counts," cootinued the other. "Got his ed stuffed full o' these 'ere penny dreadfuls till they've turned his brain almost. He started by being an Indian and goin off oh 'is own with two other kids. When e wanted to turn canni bal, the other two objected and gave 'im in charge. After that he did a bit o' burgling, and it cost 'is old man no end ' money to hush it up." "Well, what did you want him for?" grumbled the mate. "I'm gob) to knock the nonsense out of him," said the skipper sofUy as the boat grazed the side. "Just step for'ard and let the hands know what's expect ed of "em. When we get to sea. It won't matter." The mate moved off grumbling as tbe mall fare stood 'on the thwarts and scrambled up over the side. The wa terman passed up the chest and, drop ping the coppers into bis pocket, push ed off again without a word. "Well, you've got here all right, Ralph." said tbe skper. "What do you think of her?" "She's a rakish looking craft," said the boy, looking round the dingy old tub with much satisfaction, "but where's your arms?" "Hush!" said the skipper and laid his finger on his nose. "Oh. all right," said the youth testily, "but you might tell me." "You shall know all In good time," said the skipper patiently, turning to the crew, who came shuffling up, mask ing broad grins with dirty palms. "Here's a new shipmate for you, my lads. He's small, but he's the right stuff." The newcomer drew himself up and regarded the crew with some dit:iatis faction. For desperadoes they looked far too good tempered and prone to levity. "What's the matter witb you, Jem Smithers?" inquired the skipper, scowl ing at a huge fair haired man who was laughing discordantly. "I was thinkin o' tbe last party I kill-, ed, sir." said Jem with sudden gravity. "I allers laugh when I think ow he squealed." "You laugh too much," said the other sternly as he laid a" band on Ralph's shoulder. "Take a lesson from this fine feller. He doesn't laugh. He acts. Take 'im down below ao show him 'Is bunk." "Will you please to follow me, sir?" said Smithers. leading the way below. "I dessay you'll find it a bit stuffy, but that's owing lo Bill Dobbs. A reg'ler old sea dog is Bill, always sleeps in 'Is clothes and never washes." "I don't. think the worse of him for that," said Ralph, regarding the fer menting Iol)ls kindly. "You'd best keep a civil tongue In your 'ed. my lad." said Dobbs shortly. "Never mind 'im," said Smithers cheerfully. ' "Nobody takes any notice o' old Dohbs. you can 'it 'im if you like. I won't let him hurt you." " "I don't want to start by quarreling." said Ralph seriously. "You're afraid," said Jem tauntingly. "You'll never make one of us. "It 'im. I w on't le"t Mm 'urt you." Thus aroused, tlie loy. first directing Dobbs attention to his stomach by a curious duck of bis head, much admir ed as a feint in his neighborhood, struck him in the face. The next mo ment the forecastle was in an uproar and Ralph prostrate on Dobbs' knees frantically reminding Jem of bis prom ise. "All right, I won't let "im 'urt you." said Jem consolingly. "But he is hurting me." yelle'd tbe boy. "He is hurting me now." "Well, wait till I get im ashore." said Jem. "His old woman won't know him when I've done witb him." The boy's reply to this was a torrent of shrill abuse, principally directed to Jetu'8 facial shortcomings "Now. don't get rude." said the sea man, grinning. "Squint eyesP,' cried Ralph fiercely. "When you've done with that 'ere young gentleman, Dobbs." said Jem with exquisite politeness, "I should like to 'ave 'Im for a little bit to teach 'Im manners." " 'E don't want to go." said Dobbs, grinning, as Ralph clung to him. "He knows who's kind to him." "Wait till I get a chance at you." sobbed Ralph as Jem took him away from Dobbs. "Lord lumme," said Jem, regarding him in astonishment. "Why, he's ac tooally cry in. I've seen a good many pirates In my time. Bill, but this is a new sort." "Leave tbe boy alone," said the cook, a fat. good natured man. "Here, come ,ere. old man. They don't mean no arm." Glad to escape, Ralph made his way over to the cook, grinding his teeth witb shame as tbe cook took him be tween his knees and mopped his eyes with something which he called a handkerchief. "You'll be all right," he said kindly. "You'll be as good a pirate as any of us before you've finished." "Wait till the first engagement, that's all." sobbed tbe boy. "If somebody don't get shot in the back. It won't be my fault." Tbe two veamen looked at each other. "That's wot hurt my 'and. then." said Dobbs slowly. "I thought It was a Jackknife." He reached over and unceremonious ly grabbing the boy by the collar pulled him toward him and drew a small, cheap revolver from his pocket. "Look at that. Jem!" "Take yonr fingersoff the bLarsted trigger, and then I will." said the other somewhat sourly "I'll pitch it overboard." said Dobbs. "Don't be a fool. Bill," said Smithers, pocketing it. "That's worth a few pints o' anybody's money. Stand out o" the way, BilL The pirit king wants to C on deck." Bill stood aside as the boy went the ladder and allowing him to get op four or five steps did the rest for fains' with his shoulder. The boy reached the deck ou all fours and, regaining a more dignified position as soon as pos sible, went and leaned over the side, regarding with lofty contempt the busy drudges on wharf and river. They sailed at midnight and brought up In tbe early dawn In Longreach, where a lighter loaded with barrels came alongside, and the boy smelled romance and mystery when he learned that they contained powder. They took in ten tons, the lighter drifted away, the batches were put on, and they started once more. . . It was his first voyage, and be re garded witb eager interest tbe craft passing up and down. He bad made his peace with the seamen, and they regaled him with blood curdling stories of their adventures in the vain hope of horrifying him.- t "E's a beastly little rascal, thafs wot 'e Is," said the indignant Bill, who "Look at that, Jem!" had surprised himself by his powers of narration. "Fancy la r tin when I told 'Im of pitchiD the baby to the sharks." "E's all right. Bill,". said the cook softly. "Wait till you've got seven of em." "What are you doing here, boy?" de manded tbe skipper as Ralpb, finding the seaman's yarns somewhat lacking in interest, strolled aft witb bis hands In bis pockets. "Nothing." said the boy, staring. "Keep tbe other end o' the ship." said the skipper sharply, "an go an 'elp the cook with the taters." Ralpb hesitated, but a grin on the mate's face decided him. "I didn't come here to peel potatoes,"" he said loftily. "Oh, Indeed," said the skipper polite ly. "An wot might you ave come for,. lf it ain't being too inquisitive?" "To fight the enemy." said Ralph, shortly. , "Come "ere." said tbe skipper. ; The boy came 6lowly toward him. "Now, look "ere," said the skipper." "I'm going to try and knock a little sense Into that stupid 'ed o' yours. I've eard all about your silly little games-, ashore. Your father saSd be couldn't manage you. so I'm a-goin to have a try. an you'll find I'm a very different sort o' man to deal .with to wot 'e is. Tbe Idea o' thinking this ship was a pi rate. Why, a boy your age ought to know there ain't such things nowa days." "You told me you was." said the boy hotly, "else I wouldn't have come." "That's just why I told you." said! the skipper. "But I didn't think you'd be such a fool lis to believe It. Pirates Indeed! Do we look like pirates?" "You don't." said the boy. with a sneer. "You look more like" "Like wot?" asked the skipper, edg ing closer to him. "Eh. like wot?" "I forget the word." said Ralph, with strong good sense. "Don't tell any lies now." said tho skipper, flushing as he heard a chuckle from the mate. "Go on. Out witb It I'll give you just two minutes." "I forget it." persisted Ralph. "Dustman?" suggested the mate, coming to his assistance. "Coster, chimbley sweep, mudlark, pickpocket, convict, washerwoni" "If you'll look after your duty, George. Instead o' 'mterferin in matters that don't concern you." said . the skip per in a choking voice. "I shall be obliged. Now, then, you boy. what were you going to sny I was like?" "Uke the mate." said Ralph slowly. "Don't tell lies." said the skipper fu riously. "You couldn't have forgot that word." "I didn't forget It." said Ralph, "but I didn't know how you'd like it." Tbe skipper looked at him dubiously and. pushing bis cap from his brow, scratched bis head. "And I didn't know how the mate 'ud like It either." continued the hoy. He relieved the skipper from an awk ward dilemma by walking off to tbe galley and starting on a bowl of pota toes. Tbe master of the ftaisan Jane watch ed him blankly for some time and then looked around at tbe mate. "Yon won't get much change out of Mm." said the latter, with a nod. "in sultiu little devil." Tbe other made no reply, but as soon as his potatoes were finished set bis young friend to clean tbe brass work and after that to tidy tbe cabin up and